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Thursday, October 4, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 40 A Florida resident since age one, Ms. Kulpa began her real estate career in 1978 with the Florida Department of Transportation, where she rose to the position of District Administrator of Outdoor Advertising. She was self-employed as an independent fee appraiser from 1986 to 1992 and 2009 to present with a stint as an appraiser for the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Of ce in 1988-1989. She was rst elected as Hendry County Property Appraiser in 1992 and held this of ce for 4 consecutive terms. “These last few years have been trying times, for our nation and especially here in Hendry County, she said. “The Great Recession swept through our county like a hurricane. Residents and businesses alike suffered. And we are still suffering. Our unemployment rate in Hendry is twice the national average.” She feels that in the current climate of economic turmoil, all elected of cials have an obligation to exercise scal responsibility, ensure fairness in taxes and utilize foresight and planning to navigate the challenging times ahead. She continued, “These are traits we haven’t seen from our current county Property Appraiser, Phillip L. Pelletier. Because appraisal involves constantly monitoring an ever-shifting market place, state laws allow a certain amount of latitude in determining assessments. Mr. Pelletier has consistently produced appraisals that have overstated property values, which has led to many successful challenges. In my tenure as Property Appraiser, our of ce produced appraisals that were fair and balanced. Under Mr. Pelletier’s supervision, the Property Appraisers of ce has targeted certain classes of property over others, leading to higher taxes for many of our businesses and land owners. “I have 16 years experience as Property Appraiser of Hendry County. During my tenure, I successfully reduced the budget while eliminating redundancies Kulpa formally announces for Property Appraiser by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The City of LaBelle taxpayers will be facing a slight increase in the millage next year The commission approved the 2013 millage at the rollback rate of 3.1046. The rollback rate is the amount of taxes that needs to be raised to bring in the same amount of revenue as the previous year. Commissioners also passed the budget for scal year 2012-13. The millage and budget were both passed 4-1, w ith Commissioner Hilda Zimmerly casting the only dissenting vote. The city’s general fund for the new scal year is $4,618,496. The budget also includes an enterprise fund of some $23 million that is earmarked for the new water treatment plant. The tax roll for 2012-13 decreased $5,146,136 or three percent from last year. Discussion at the special meeting Sept. 27 swirled around the city’s decreasing tax roll, which in turn depresses the city’s ad valorem revenue – an effect of the continuing economic times. Finance Director Ron Zimmerly explained that he hopes next year City ups millage See Millage — Page 2 See Appraiser — Page 2 Ribs Cook Off: Smokey, tangy funSubmtted photo/ Waddy ThompsonMaybe it was the hype of a new event, maybe it was just the heavenly smell coming from Barron Park, but folks ocked to the very rst Give Back Rib Cook Off Saturday, Sept. 29. Eighteen cracker jack grilling teams pulled out all the stops to win the judges' approval. The result lip smackin' ribs, naturally, but also a great time for everyone. Booths lined the park with interesting wares. Kids used up their energy at the bounce house while adults checked out the Ford vehicles on display and the monstrous swamp buggy from MC Ventures. Two "cuddly" cats brought by Wooton's Airboats a twomonth-old female Florida panther and an 4 1/2-month-old female African lion stole the show. Wooton's also brought an alligator and a snake for the crowd to appreciate. At the main event: Hill Jack took rst place; second place went to the Florida Ag team; third place to Yates. Pictured: the Peoples Choice Award went to Grills Gone Wild. Kristina Kulpa

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2 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012in the system and returned almost 2 million dollars to the taxing authorities. I renegotiated maintenance agreements, and reevaluated policies and procedures in my efforts to streamline the of ce and bring its procedures up to 21st century standards. Under my administration, I upgraded the computer system and saved the Property Appraiser's of ce more than $500,000 while eliminating the use of paper in some of our processes. Paperless workplaces also increase accuracy and speed restoration of essential county functions following disasters. I successfully utilized technology to produce 16 timely and fair tax rolls despite unprecedented changes in property tax laws. I fully developed plans to cope with the challenges that are anticipated with a constantly uctuating real estate market." Agriculture is the lifeblood of Hendry County, she commented, adding, "I have w orked with farmers and ranchers of all sizes in Hendry County for many years and in many capacities to insure fair appraisals." Several amendments to Florida's constitution are up for approval from voters this election. Amendment 4 is especially important to property owners, she advises. It gives tax breaks to rst-time homebuyers, rental property owners and part time residents. Taxes could be further cut for homestead owners who lose value on their homes. I support this amendment. I have constantly fought to lower our property tax bills. Ms. Kulpa received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida and has attended the Florida State University, Center for Public Management where she is a candidate for the designation of Certi ed Public Manager. She is a graduate of the USF, Institute of Government and is a member of the USF, Executive Fellows A lumni Council. Ms. Kulpa is licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations as a Certi ed General Real Estate A ppraiser' and as a Real Estate Broker.' She is a designated "ASA" (Accredited Senior Appraiser in Ad Valorem) with the American Society of Appraisers and she is "IAAO Accredited" with the International Association of Assessing Of cers. A minimum of 45 hours a year of continuing education in appraisal and real estate is mandatory to keep these licenses and certi cations in good standing and Kristina is up to date. She is a long standing member of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, the LaBelle Heritage Museum, the Clewiston Museum, the LaBelle Garden Club, the Barron Library, the Hendry County Economic Development Council, Inc., the American Business Woman's Association, the Caloosa Federated Republican Women (past president), Hendry Republican Executive Committee (precinct and state committeewoman) and the LaBelle/Immokalee Rotary Clubs. Kristina has been awarded the distinguished "Paul Harris Fellowship Award" one of Rotary's highest honors based on service above self. Other community activities have included participation in various fundraisers throughout the years such as the armadillo races at the Swamp Cabbage Festival, elementary school spaghetti dinners and events held for college scholarships. Kristina Kulpa is an American Cancer Society Relay for Life sponsor and she serves on the Caloosa Humane Society Board and Boy Scouts of America SWFL Council. Kristina Kulpa and her crop duster husband Steve Fletcher, who is also a re ghter, moved to LaBelle 34 years ago to pursue Steve's career in agriculture and raise a family in a rural setting. They have two sons who are both Eagle Scouts; Walter Fletcher, graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Business Real Estate/ Finance and is currently working for the family business "Fletcher Flying Service" as COO and as Kristina's Campaign Manager; Spencer Fletcher, a senior at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., was selected by his peers to be Regimental Staff Honor Board Chairman and also Senior Class President. He plans to continue his career as a military of cer. Ms. Kulpa said in conclusion, "Hendry County deserves fairness and professionalism from their Property Appraiser. I pledge to provide the most professional and ethical service to Hendry County's taxpayers. Four years of falling property values coupled with rising property taxes is enough? My door is always open; I appreciate and welcome the people of our great county. Please do not hesitate to contact me at: kristinakulpa@ hotmail.com or 863-517-1258. Whether you will be voting early, on an absentee ballot, or at the polls on November 6th, please vote Kristina Kulpa for Hendry County Property Appraiser." the city will see an increase in its assessed values, however, the numbers for this ne w scal year are not encouraging. Mayor Puletti said businesses have indicated to him that they did not want to see anything change, pointing out that local businesses are still not thriving. He said the city should use funds from its gas tax and sales tax for such services as road work. Commissioner Daniel Akin noted that the city has balanced its budget for several years by using its reserves, a plan he does not ascribe to. "We have an expense problem," he said, "That has to change." The board has been supplementing its budget by using cash reserves rather than increase taxes. In this budget, the city will be using some $400,000 in reserves, still leaving about $700,000 in the coffers. The question of layoffs brought out discussion The mention of layoffs/ rings brought out that the city already has a lot fewer employees than several years ago. Mayor Puletti said he would rather re employees than raise taxes. He noted that the threat of termination could also bring about improved worker performance. He also noted that city water bills are also increasing. Continuing to nd ways to cope with the shrinking budget will be the challenge over next 12 months. MillageContinued From Page 1 A ppraiser Continued From Page 1 Among the crowd packed into a warm Ft. Myers gymnasium last Saturday to hear a campaign speech by Vice President Joe Biden were at least a few Hendry and Glades residents. Hendry County Democratic Committee Chairman Joe Thomas watched Biden pound the podium and make the Obama Administration's case on the economy, America's middle class, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, Social Security, Medicare and energy independence. Commenting of the speech, Joe Thomas said, "Joe Biden emphasized over and over again American exceptionality and that "Made in America" on manufactured goods has always been and always will be a sign of quality. His message that a bet against America is a lost bet brought down the house." Also attending was Glades County Democrats Vice Chair John Capece who said, "Biden's blue-collar background de nitely comes through when he's making a speech. The Vice President uses common sense language with compassion, but he's still very forceful." "Vice President Biden's account of being on a C-17 military cargo plane that returned the ag draped cof n of an American serviceman back to the United States and his waiting family was touching, and the crowd hung on every word in hushed silence," said Joe Thomas. Local Dems hear Vice President Joe Biden Submitted photoLocal Democrats supported Vice President Joe Biden campaigning in Fort Myers.

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IMPORTANT LETTER TO ALL HENDRY COUNTY TAXPAYERSLast week, Robert H. Buker, Jr., President and CEO of United States Sugar Corporation, attacked me with a political advertisement. He falsely accused me of raising taxesŽ (whose, he doesnt say, but it isnt hard to guess) and being a job killer.Ž Heres what Mr. Buker is upset about. My predecessor, and opponent in this election, cut a Sweet DealŽ with Big Sugar in 2004 that gives them a property tax break enjoyed by NO other taxpayer in Hendry County. FOREVER. I dont think thats fair or r ight. You wont “nd the deal she cut anywhere in the public records. That agreement has no ending date. U.S. Sugar thinks it should apply now, and I dont. It is wrong for the Property Appraiser to let a taxpayer set its own assessment, and I just wont do it. Once I found out about the deal, I took prompt steps to assess the property of U.S. Sugar on the same basis as every other taxpayer in Hendry County market value. You have told me that I have accomplished this goal with regard to your property, beca use only 22 taxpayers out of 36,000+ parcels in the county asked the Value Adjustment Board to review their assessed values. My do or has always been open to you and if you think your assessment is too high, I want to talk to you about it. Last year, I assessed U.S. Sugars property at a very conservative market value, which was millions of dollars higher than the bogus formula contained in the Sweet Deal. They appealed to the Value Adjustment Board, composed of two members of the County Commission, one member of the School Board and two citizen members. The Board said that until a Court nulli“es the contract, they have to honor it. That is the reason I “led suit against U.S. Sugar. This is the only suit I have “led since I have been honored to serve as your Property Appraiser. I dont blame Mr. Buker for taking every possible step to preserve his companys tax break. I am not afraid to stand up to him or his company. I am con“dent that the Court will say that a contract that requires an assessment at less than market value canno t stand. Will my opponent continue the “ght if she is elected? Why dont you call her and ask? Her telephone number is (863) 517-1258. If she says she intends to dismiss the suit against U.S. Sugar if she is elected, let her know how you feel about it. Please understand something clearly. I do not set your taxes. I and my professional staff determine the market value of the property. Thats it. We dont set that value, the market does. Any time you have a question about how your property is val ued, or why it is the amount it is, please call me or come to my of“ce. I have an open door policy and enjoy meeting the public, includ ing our business owners and even U.S. Sugar. Bottom line … when U.S. Sugar gets a tax break and doesnt pay its fair share, all other taxpayers in Hendry County … you and me … make up the difference. Mr. Buker said that the tax valuation I am proposing on U.S. Sugar is unwarranted, unjust, and unfair.Ž He calls it unfounde d and a radical tax increase.Ž None of that is true. I certainly understand that he does not want to have to pay more tax. Non e of us do. We all have to deal with hard times considering the state of the economy. I do not want U.S. Sugar to have any hardship, and I do not want them to potentially need to lay off employees. These are our friends and neighbors. They are hardworking people Any time U.S. Sugar feels its assessment is too high, I am more than glad to discuss it with them. The Florida Statutes govern my job. I have to apply the statutes evenhandedly to everyone. It would be too easy to let U.S. S ugar slide but it would be wrong. Thank you for the trust you have placed in me and my staff. My of“ce is your of“ce, and we are your employees. I pledge that we will continue to work hard for you. May God Bless you and your family, and our great County. Phillip L. Pelletier Hendry County Property Appraiser Psalm 35www.pelletier4pa.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Phillip L. Pelletier, Democrat, for Hendry County Property Appraiser. 3 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012

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by Les MorganWhen Harry Truman was thrust into the presidency by the death of FDR, a friend took him aside and gave him some sound advice: “From here on out, you’re going to have lots of people around you. They’ll try to put up a wall around you and cut you off from any ideas but theirs. They’ll tell you what a great man you are, Harry. But you and I both know you ain’t.” I’m sure you remember this saying from your childhood: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is words are very powerful. “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Prov 18:21). Words are written as well as spoken. We are told to “set an example for the believers in speech” (1 Tim 4:12). Not just words spoken, but written as well. With social media, we are barraged constantly with words. We use more words now than at any other time in history with texting, twitter, blogging, emails and Facebook. When we speak, there is the actual meaning and the implied meaning of words. There is also the actual hearing and the ltered hearing of processing the words we hear or read. Jesus often said, “whoever hears let him listen.” Mother Theresa said, “Maybe you can’t do great things for God. But you can do good things with a great heart.” It is from the heart that our words ow. So, if you listen to the words others speak, as well as the words that come from our own mouth, we will quickly learn what is in ones heart. What is the call place upon all of us but to be good to one another. Jesus gave us the golden rule; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In a very practical sense, that includes the use of our words. You may ask, “Well, what does this mean, “be good to one another?” There are many languages and cultures today that use words to convey goodness. One of the most interesting language is Greek. That word for “goodness” in Greek is (agathos). It gives the idea which describes what is good in its character or nature. So goodness is moral, honorable and pleasing to God. Goodness also means bene cial or kind to others as a result of grace, not merit. Interestingly, the word agathos does not occur in secular Greek literature. It is a uniquely biblical word. Maybe you won’t be considered great, but you can be good. Of Barnabas, we read, “he was a good man” (Acts 11:24). Words create images, elicit emotions and motivate action. The world came into being by the word of God. “And God said, ‘Let there be light, and there was light” (Gen 1:3). God has made us in His image with the power of speech and communication. Let’s use the power of words to build up and not to destroy, to unify and not divide, to heal and not to hurt. “May the words of m y mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer” (Ps 19:14).Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle. The church is located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. 4 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 6752541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. Career Focus on Accountingby Matt KindermannWhat do accountants suffer from that normal people do not? Depreciation! On a serious note, Accounting Clerks and Bookkeepers in Southwest Florida are included in the top 20 occupations with the most projected openings from now until 2018. This career eld is often overlooked by students and transitioning adults because the essential skills needed at the entry level career range are unglamorous and dull, requiring a solid foundation in math and computers. However, in addition to the high number of annual job openings, this career eld comes with an attractive average hourly wage of $16.38 for the region. Most Accounting Clerks are required to have an Associate’s degree in accounting and each of the area’s colleges, vocational schools and universities offer diploma, certi cate or Associate level programs. The average program length is about one year for a certi cate or two years for a degree, with about an 80percent completion rate and a 75percent hire rate among the area schools. When choosing a program, investigate those that are likely to provide instruction on both Peachtree and QuickBooks software, which are the top two experience requirements among local employers. Accounting Clerks are in high demand in both the private and public sectors, working in local government nance departments, purchasing divisions, payables and receivables, collections, tax preparation, or even as individual bookkeepers for retail establishments. Promotional opportunities exist as Accounting Clerks continue their education. Bachelor Degree holders work as Full Charge Accountants, Auditors and Actuaries, earning an average of $56,000 annually, while Certi ed Public Accountants can work as Chief Financial Of cers and Controllers, earning well into the six gure range annually. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works. org and click on “Locations.” Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." Matt Kindermann Les Morgan Hey – Watch Your Mouth Responses to USSC This letter is in response to the full page ad USSC placed in our local papers. It has many people talking about why Sugar is wanting Kristina Kulpa to win the County Property Appraiser election. Could it be because she gave Sugar a large discount on taxes? USSC is upset because Mr. Pelletier is holding them accountable to pay their fair share in taxes. The sweet deal between Kulpa and Sugar means you and I, the average citizen of Hendry County, have to pay our taxes and make up for the taxes USSC does not pay. Kristina Kulpa gave USSC a large discount on tangible property that amounts to around $645,000 per year. This sweet deal was signed in 2004 and was effective in 2005. You can easily do the math to see how much this has cost the county in lost tax revenue. With an accurate correct taxable value of USSC property, Hendry County would be in a much better position to balance the budget and not make such deep cuts to our services. Phil Pelletier is doing what he was hired to do. Assess everyone equally. He is not asking USSC to pay other peoples taxes, only their fair share. Kristina cost the citizens of Hendry County over $129,000 when she lost the election and led a law suit against the Judge, Election Supervisor and Phil Pelletier. Mr. Pelletier had to pay his attorney from his own bank account. The county had to pay for the constitutional of cer’s attorney. Since taking of ce, Mr. Pelletier is available to Hendry County taxpayers if they should have questions or need help understanding their tax bills. He is more often than not, in the of ce making his presence known. He is very knowledgeable and has a very competent staff as well. His of ce is very professionally run and customer friendly. Concerned Hendry County Taxpayer, Donna KaneU.S. Sugar Not S0 SweetRobert H. Buker, Jr., President & CEO’s “Open Letter” Indicates that Philip Pelletier is nally trying to make U.S. Sugar pay for their fair share of taxes. I used to see this company from the perspective of living in Letters to the EditorSee Letters — Page 5

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5 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012Palm Beach County. After residing here for the past several years, I’ve always been curious why there was a “special deal” for U.S. Sugar, especially when they have laid off so many workers. As far as Buker’s comment that they have not been involved much in local politics. Well, everyone knows that Clewiston is a “company” town, and has manipulated local politics for years. Perhaps our county would not have such a high tax rate if U.S. Sugar paid their fair share? Remember, this company has made high pro ts for many years, while receiving corporate welfare from U.S. taxpayers. This company has also played a major role in polluting our rivers, and is notorious for lack of fair terms and conditions for many of their workers. I think that it is past time for the County Board to support Pelletier in his position, and for us to support Pelletier. Sincerely, Stan Andrews LaBelleReply to open letter from United States SugarThis letter, like many from political action groups and big companies that always want to get their way, is lled with rhetoric, grandiosity and empty words. It’s easy to use the “radically raise taxes” rst scare tactic in your letter. I looked at Tax Watch Florida and they show Monroe and Collier as #1 and 2 highest tax rate in Florida? Not Hendry as you say. As far as job killers from Mr. Pelletier’s of ce as you say, I’m quite sure President Obama’s failed policy has exhausted most if not all new jobs in the area. This would be only a “bump in the road.” It seems to me that perhaps U.S. Sugar wants to go back to the system under the last property appraiser where U.S. Sugar was allowed to pick and choose how you all paid taxes, not necessarily the legal and correct way. Once this didn’t y after the last elections, and you had to defend it in court, you now want Mr. Pelletier thrown out of ofce for correcting past mistakes and looking forward protecting the county were we all pay our fair share of taxes. What should the recent orders from U.S. Sugar to “all” its vendors that they must contribute money and place political ags, banners and signs in their place of business, on company cars and actively campaign for and vote for Kulpa, if they want to continue to do business with U.S. Sugar? Is U.S. Sugar that desperate to stoop to these tactics? Most people are probably quite aware that we have an open border with Mexico, as evidenced by the 20 million illegals, as well as hundreds of ex-American jobs that went south under Clinton and NAFTA. Orange juice, tooth paste companies, auto companies and Hershey chocolate, just to name a few, as well as U.S. Sugar, oh and b y the way you didn’t mention the millions o f dollars that the sugar industry gets from our tax dollars as a supplement? I don’t believe Mr. Pelletier wants to harm your company, he wants it to pay its fair share. Your comment “Unfair &Unfounded tax increase” is off base, the meaning of unfair is biased, one sided, slanted, cheating, none of these are true, and unfounded is baseless or unsupported, I’m quite sure the property appraiser can back up any of his theory and reasoning, otherwise you would be in court if the truth and evidence was on your side. The part about an elected of cial going to court over what they see as illegal or improper issues and spending taxpayer money, that’s how the system works, apparently you didn’t mind when the last appraiser took the supervisor of elections to court over ho w the votes were tallied, that cost a couple hundred thousands of tax payer money. But then, again, had the ex-appraiser stayed in of ce and stayed a big friend to U.S. Sugar we would be having this issue. That part about paying of all the Hendry County property taxes, is that now under Phill and if so, what were you paying in 2008? I would imagine that maybe U.S. Sugar has of the land and taxed buildings and equipment value in Hendry County. The comment at the bottom is a true and accurate statement by you. “Phillip Pelletier’s attack on us” that tells it all. Your compan y is upset over him being fair and balanced, you can’t speak for the other property owners as your comments suggest “US.” Mr. Buker, your comments, open letter and bold steps, are “in reality just looking after your company and a political statement for the Republican candidate running against Mr. Pelletier. George D. Bostick Jr. LaBelleGary Albert Hall Jr., 32, was arrested September 26 and charged with possession of a w eapon/ammo by a convicted Florida felon 33 counts, possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, possession of a controlled substance w ithout a prescription three counts and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest w as made during the execution of a search w arrant. Norman Ray Cole, 39, was arrested September 24 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. C. Shepherd was arresting of cer.ClewistonKevin Ray Hickman, 37, was arrested September 26 and charged with rst degree larceny $100-$300, third degree larceny $300-$5,000 and possession of synthetic narcotics with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver schedule III. CPD Of cer T. Nieves was arresting of cer. Nicholas Joe Thomas, 20, was arrested September 20 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. J. Perez was arresting of cer. Omar Alejandro Gallegos, 32, was arrested September 27 and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. CPD Of cer J. Garrett was arresting of cer. Ramiro Calderon Solis, 62, was arrested September 27 and charged on a warrant with a moving traf c violation driving on a permanently revoked driver license. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports The Calosoa Belle apologizes for any inconvenience an error in the September 27 arrest report may have caused. An arrestee was incorrectly identi ed as David Cavazos. Actually, Daniel Cavazos, 25, was arrested Sept. 18 and charged with cruelty to a child with no great harm. CPD Of cer T. Nieves was arresting of cer. Cavazos arrest correction LettersContinued From Page 4 Bay Pines, FL – Bay Pines VA Healthcare System of cials announced today that the new Lee County VA Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, Fla. will open its doors to Veterans on Dec. 17. A ribbon cutting ceremony is also being planned for the rst week of the December; however, an of cial date for the event has not been decided. Located at 2489 Diplomat Parkway East in Cape Coral, Fla., the new 220,000 square foot facility is in its nal stages of activation preparation as VA employees and contractors continue installing medical equipment and furniture. In addition to equipment and furniture installations, employees are also beginning to tour work areas and train on new equipment in the facility to familiarize themselves with the new operation. “This is a remarkable and exciting time for our healthcare system and for the Veterans and families we serve,” said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VA. “Just a few years ago, this new facility w as just a sketch on a piece of paper. Now, in just a few short months, the doors will open to our nation’s heroes,” she said. When the healthcare center opens, it will replace the current Fort Myers VA Outpatient Clinic. Despite being more than three times larger than the Fort Myers location, the new facility is a very large outpatient care center – not a hospital. There will be no hospital beds or overnight stays when the facility opens later this year. Services currently offered at Fort Myers clinic that will be expanded at the new outpatient center include: primary care, mental health, audiology, cardiology, compensation and pension exams, Coumadin clinic, dermatology, eye care, gastroenterology and endoscopic procedures, home and community care, x-ray, ultrasound, uoroscopy, neurology, nuclear imaging, nutrition counseling, orthopedics, pharmacy consultation and medication pick up, podiatry, prosthetics, rheumatology, tobacco cessation, Telehealth, telephone call center, social work, spinal cord injury, urology, dental, women’s care, and phlebotomy. The Fort Myers VA Outpatient Clinic currently employs about 330 staff. Bay Pines VA of cials expect to hire an additional 70 employees to work at the new healthcare center in Cape Coral. Individuals interested in open clinical and administrative positions are encouraged to apply online at www.usajobs. gov. To learn more about the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the new Lee County VA Healthcare Center, please visit www.baypines.va.gov. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines. V A Center to replace Fort Myers Outpatient Clinic The Firehouse Community Theatre will hold auditions for Juke Box Jive, Saturday, October 6, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood Pkwy in LaBelle. The group is casting for singers/ performers who like the music of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Performances will be January 11-13 and 18-20. Audition for Juke Box Jive

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A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the LaBelle High School Auditorium in LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Rebecca Margie Ergle, 68LABELLE — Rebecca Margie Ergle passed away Sept. 29, 2012 in Lehigh Acres. She was born July 29, 1944, in Westville, Fla., to the late Walter Lee and the late Elva Mae (Lashley) Hudson. Margie was saved at the age of 27, lived a devout Christian Life and was good to everyone she met. She was a member of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle. Survivors include her husband, Marlon Dwight Ergle; son, Tony (Diane) Ergle of Grand Ridge, Fla.; one daughter, Sherri (Roger) Rosbough of LaBelle; brothers and sisters, Mavis Hawthorne of LaBelle, Glen D. (Sandy) Hudson of LaBelle, Margaret Gunter of LaBelle, Hilton Hudson of LaBelle; sister in law, Louise Hudson of Fort Pierce; grandchildren, Anthony Ergle, Brittany Ergle, Kaleb Rosbough and Kelsi Rosbough; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Darrell Hudson, Gerald Hudson, Thomas Milton Hudson and Robert Earl Hudson and sister, Baby Girl Hudson. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle with Dr. Les Morgan of ciating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.George Meece Ellis, Jr, 76WHITTIER, N.C. — George Meece Ellis, Jr. passed away on Sept. 27, 2012. He was born on Aug. 5, 1936, in Ft. Myers, Fla., the son of the late George Meece Ellis Sr. and Era Mae (Wamble) Ellis. Raised in Collier County, Meece grew and worked at his parent’s service station, restaurant, and cabin resort at Royal Palm Hammock on the Tamiami Trail; he later built and ran the rst Gulf full-service lling station on Marco Island. He worked at Airport Garage in Naples from 1979-2000 as head mechanic and wrecker operator. Meece enjoyed airboating and was one, if not, the rst to build airboats using Cadillac engines. Meece loved going to the sawgrass and would go whenever he was able. Meece is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Ann Grant Ellis; his children, Steven Meece (Tracey) Ellis, Katherine M. Ellis, Mary Lessie ( Jeryl) Buck, Jessie Mae(Tony) Urbanowski; his grandchildren, Steven R. “Bobby” (Jessica) Ellis, Brian Meece Ellis, Kerilyn M. (Michael) Blum, Brittney D. (Jeremy) Ellis-Sesti, Lonnie James Sutton, Elizabeth Urbanowski, Hunter Urbanowski, Billy Meece Buck, Jonathan “Jon Jon” Buck, Emma Leigh Urbanowski, Kayla Olivia Urbanowski, Gracelyn Ann Buck; his great-grandchildren, Devon Meece Ellis, Briana L. Ellis, expecting Rylee Michelle Sesti; sister-in-law, Charlotte Grant Wangerin and brother-in-law, G.B. Wangerin. A heartfelt message from his children. “Our father passed away. We have such heavy hearts and wish there were a way to change things so we could have our dad back. He taught us so many wonderful things. We can’t ever put into words how much he meant to our family. We know how much he loved us, and we wish we could see him one last time. We love and miss you Dad. You are our hero. “ A quote from Meece’s grandchild, “Grandparents are special. I love them and they tell jokes. They love to play games with me and cook mashed potatoes.” Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Av, LaBelle, FL 33935. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Thomas Odom of ciating and graveside services followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Pall Bearers were Steven Meece Ellis, G.B. Wangerin, Steven R. “Bobby” Ellis, Brian Meece Ellis, Michael J. Blum and Jeremy P. Sesti. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral HomeLaBelle. Obituaries Gala nightYouth 12-17 years of age and adults 18-38 are invited to a Gala Night, hosted by “Chosen Generation Youth Group” on October 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 431 Bryan Avenue, LaBelle. Dress Formal. Dinner will be provided. Need a ride? Call or txt Evi 863-612-5462 or check elfaro.ag@facebook.com.Noche de galaAuspiciado por Ministerio Juvenil “Linaje Escogido” Martes, 9 de octubre del 2012, 6:30 p.m., 431 Bryan Avenue LaBelle. Juveniles 12 aos-17 aos; Jvenes Adultos 18 ao-38 aos. Vestuario es formal y habr una cena. Necesitas transportacin: llama al 863-612-5462.The Pumpkin Patch is backThe Pumpkin Patch Ministry is coming to First Baptist Church of LaBelle through October 31. It will be open to the public from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m, and Sundays 12:30-5:30 p.m. There will be pumpkins of all sizes for sale, story-time, games, photo ops, crafts and the corn maze. Fresh homemade baked goods w ill be on sale on the weekends. All proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch will go to support church missions. Groups welcome. Please call 863-675-2171 to schedule a group visit. The First Baptist Church of LaBelle is located at 330 North Main St. Entrance to the Pumpkin Patch will be near the ball eld and accessible off Curry St.Fellowship, fun, discipleshipCaloosa Baptist Church has begun a College and Careers Class (post-high school to 24 years old) on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Charlie’s Coffee Shop. College and Careers will kick-off with a leadership study using Andy Andrew’s The Traveler’s Gift. Mark your calendars for a time of fellowship, fun, and discipleship. If you have questions or to con rm your attendance please email Rhonda Kosh at shok02@yahoo.com.Feeding childrenLocal churches are banding together to eliminate hunger for local children, many of whom only get a decent meal at school. Operation: Backpack will begin this fall, sending a backpack full of edible items home with needy children on Fridays. They will return the backpack on Monday. The churches will be partnering with local charities to multiply the effect of donations. The program will run during the school term for 40 weeks. Make checks payable to FBC-Operation: Backpack and donate at the of ce of First Baptist Church of LaBelle, 330 N. Main Street. Team signups for food distribution are available. Church Briefs On October 11, LaBelle Middle School will host Mr. Joe Thomas, Chairman of the Democratic Party, and Mr. Mel Karau, Chairman of the Republican Party. LMS has asked the men to speak to the student body and to identify the differences in the parties and their platforms. There will be time for the students to ask questions about each party. On October 16, LMS will hold a mock election. All students with a valid LMS identi cation card will be allowed to complete a ballot. With cooperation from the Supervisor’s Of ce, the students will be able to use actual voting booths, ballot boxes and will receive those great little stickers advertising “I Voted.”. The teachers are challenging the students to be informed, to use critical decision making skills and to be an active part of the political process. LMS to host chairmen of political parties These health fairs are free and open to the public. We will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more information please call Tabith a Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863-233-1305 Mini Health Fair: Collingswood Apartments, Thursday October 11, at 8 a.m. 4001 Collingswood Parkway LaBelle. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fair: Aqua Isles-Thursday, October 11, at 9 a.m. 900 Aqua Isles Blvd., LaBelle. Ace HH #299991018. Open to the Public. Mini Health Fair: LaBelle CommonsThursday October 11, 2 at 10 a.m. 284 Bryan Ave., LaBelle. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the Public. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support GroupThursday, October 11, 1 p.m. at Oakbrook o f LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., LaBelle. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the Public. Mini Health Fair: Harlem Gardens Apartments, October 15, at 10 a.m. Clewiston. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fair: Clewiston Senior Center, Monday, October 15, at 11:30 a.m. Next to The John Boy Auditorium, Clewiston. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fair: Hope Connections Labelle-Friday October 19, 11 a.m., Cowbo y Way LaBelle. Ace HH #299991018. Open to the Public. Mini Health Fair: Hope Connections Moore Haven, Monday October 22, at 11:30 a.m. 691 US 27 NW Moore Haven. Ace HH License #299991018. Open to the public. Mini Health Fairs

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SAVE YOUR PETS LIFE PROGRAMHENDRY COUNTY DESERVES A CANDIDATE WITH EDUCATION AND INTEGRITYELECT KEVIN DRUMMONDFORSUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS www.Electdrummond.com Anything I can do, please call me, Im always available. 863-234-3480.Paid and approved by Kevin Drummond, Republican Candidate for Supervisor of Elections 7 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 by Sarah LappOn September 20, 30 colleges/technical schools and 15 businesses gathered in the LaBelle High School gym. All four classes had the opportunity to peruse the oor, stopping to gather pamphlets, business cards, packets and important info of each post-secondary school or workforce option. Universities such as UCF, UF, USF, FSU, FGCU, PBAU, Edison State College and Nova Southeastern University were present. A s well as local businesses such as Family Eye Care, Hendry Regional Medical Center, the Hendry County Sheriff department, and the LaBelle Fire Department all came to give high school students some food for thought. The Marines and US Army also set up tables to provide a welcoming hand to all interested young men and women. The Seniors were the rst to enter the exhibit hall and explore college and career options. Senior Josue Gonzalez enjoyed talking with the admissions counselors at the Florida Atlantic University and University of Central Florida booths. "I plan on majoring in business with a minor in music. My dream job is to be a manager of an international restaurant. By meeting some recruiters from my top college choices, I learned a lot about what I need to do before graduation. Now, I am even more excited to enroll in college and get started with my life. College and Career Day was very successful in my opinion," Gonzalez shared. Paul Schulz, an admissions counselor from University of South Florida St. Petersburg, was very eager to be in LaBelle for the rst time. "This event looks great. I cannot thank LHS Guidance Counselors Rhonda Kosh and Beth Lutkenhaus enough for inviting me to come. It is pertinent that high school students begin researching their college options as early as their Freshmen year. There are so many choices out there and I am very happy to talk about USFSP with any student here," Schulz said. Family Eye Care sent Natalie Walker to tell students what type of schooling is needed to become a licensed Florida optician. Walker is a paraoptometric assistant and is currently enrolled at Hillsborough Community College. After she completes two and a half years of education, she can then become a licensed optician. "(Family Eye Care's) Dr. Youmans has been coming to College and Career Day for over ten years. I just love that local businesses can let high school students know that their future isn't that far off, and that it is never too early to explore career options," Walker said. After a 50 minute time slot for each grade was through, Guidance Counselor and one of College and Career Day's coordinators, Beth Lutkenhaus, sat down to re ect on the day. "Today went extremely smoothly. I was pleased that we had so many colleges and businesses accept our invitation. And I was even happier when I saw students activel y asking questions with the interview sheets that Mrs. Kosh and I made," Lutkenhaus said. This year was also the rst time that the Freshmen went through the exhibit hall-like gym. "The reason for that was because the moment you begin high school, you need to be college bound. Honors and AP classes should appear on your schedule at the beginning. By letting the Freshmen talk to admissions counselors and business owners, they can get a taste of what is to come, and hopefully they will start planning now," Lutkenhaus wrapped up. College and Career Day lets students explore options Submitted photo/ Sarah LappLHS Seniors Mercedes Barrios, Selina Barron and Jasmine Chavez speak with a representative from Berry College. Submitted photo/ Sarah LappGirls basketball coach and Computer Sciences instructor Kevin Lutkenhaus tries on the garb of a soldier with Army hopeful and LHS Senior Cade Logan. Submitted photo/ Mary Lee BakerUES Citizen of the Month for August and Sept.Row 1: Joshua Arriaga, Rosalidia Soto, Ariela Mendoza, Dominic Villa, Alex Waddell, Loring St.John; row 2: Jonathan Villa, Rogelio Ramirez, John Davis, Darlen DeSantiago, Shandy Williamson; row 3: Roxana Ortiz-Villa, Lesly Dominguez-Giron, Emily Markussen, Johanly DeJesus, Idalia Trejo; row 4: Soraya Villafuerte, Luis Vizcarra, Edilia Rodriguez, Angel Loreto, Aidan Molina.

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Everyone who uses computers, and that’s nearly everyone, has experienced something about which they have questions. From error messages to just not understanding how to do something, we’ve all experienced the frustration of trying to gure something out and needing help to do so. Sometimes, the experience is even more frustrating because it would take literally hundreds (or thousands!) of words to accurately describe what’s happening – and even then, you can’t be certain that the person reading your words would actually ‘get it’. W ouldn’t it be nice to include an exact picture of what you’re seeing? That’s why this article is titled ‘A picture is worth a thousand w ords’. One of the treasures of modern computing has been hiding in plain sight on your keyboard. It is a key labeled ‘PrtScn’ (on some keyboards it is labeled ‘PrtScr’) and it stands for Print Screen. The Print Screen button was named back when graphics on computers were limited to designs made of typed characters (ASCII art, for the retrogeeks among us). Back then, when you pressed PrtScn, your dot-matrix or line printer would start printing out the characters on y our screen immediately. With the advent of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) like those in Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktops, the PrtScn button behaves a bit differently, but is still an extremely valuable tool. Pressing PrtScn will typically take a ‘snapshot’ of what you are looking at on your screen. Once you’ve tapped that button, you can ‘Paste’ the result into an email, word processor document, spreadsheet or graphics program. This is a very handy tool, especially when asking technical questions about things you’re seeing, simply because the recipient will get a real view of what’s happening on your screen. So, next time you run into an issue which needs to be explained, try the PrtScn key to save time and typing! If you have any questions, send them to computercorner@cprtools.net. Who knows? Your question may be answered in the Caloosa-Belle! Until next time, happy computing from the Computer Corner!This column is presented as a free service to the community and is for information purposes only. Neither CPR Tools, Inc. nor its employees provide any warranty about the content or accuracy of the information presented. The information provided is subjective and may not apply to your situation. If you are not comfortable with using or applying this information please contact a quali ed Computer Technician. grand opening on Oct 8th Pumpkin Patch Open HouseThe Pumpkin Patch Ministry at the First Baptist Church of LaBelle is now open through October 31st. Our hours are MondayFriday 3-7 PM, Saturdays 9 AM-7 PM, and Sundays 12:30-5:30 PM. Pumpkins of all sizes, games, photo ops, crafts and our corn maze. Fresh homemade baked goods on sale on the weekends. Special OPEN HOUSE Event October 13th. Please call 863-675-2171 to schedule a group visit. The First Baptist Church of LaBelle is located at 330 North Main St. 8 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 Submitted photo/ Margaret EnglandTrailFisheating Creek Florida Trail SubChapter will meet Tuesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House located at 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven. Everyone is invited to attend the program or become a founding member of this new chapter serving hikers in Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Buckhead Ridge, Clewiston, Felda, LaBelle, Lakeport, Montura, Moore Haven, Muse, Ortona, Palmdale and Pioneer. (Glades and Hendry counties) The Fisheating Creek Chapter, organized in January 2010, is overseen by the Alligator Amblers. The FEC/FTA Inaugural hike was held February 6, 2010, where 21 people assembled at the trailhead at Alvin Ward Boat Ramp and Park, Moore Haven for a walk on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. The chapter plans to offer a variety of activities including hikes, paddling, camping and wildlife viewing as well as exploring nature-based and historical sites in Hendry and Glades counties. Directions to Westergaard House: From US27 in Moore Haven, turn at the courthouse. Go 3 blocks to Avenue L, Turn left and go several blocks to brown house with white trim. Contact: Margaret England 863-517-0202 to carpool from LaBelle. Visit the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Subchapter on Facebook. Meet the author of ‘Bitter Secrets’ at Barron Library Meet Patty Brant, author of “Bitter Secrets”, at the next Barron Library Book Club meeting. “Bitter Secrets” is Patty’s rst novel, and she will be leading the discussion and answering questions during the book clubs regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the book discussion. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Patty has lived in south Florida since 1969 and has been the editor of the Caloosa Belle since 1991. Everyone is always invited to attend the Barron Library Book Club’s monthly meetings. They are held at the library the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p,m. Upcoming book selections are: Bitter Secrets by Patty Brant – October 8, 2012. The Killing of Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly – November 12, 2012. For information, call Barron Library at 863-675-0833.Barron Library Announces Amnesty WeekBarron Library is offering amnesty, no w through October 15, 2012. Please return any overdue library books during that time period and all of your overdue fees will be waved. Many of the books that are overdue are on waiting lists for other patrons. Imagine the frustration of visiting the library, needing a particular book and nding that wee k after week that book is checked out. That is what happens when books are not returned. Please return your library books. With continued cuts to the library budget, fewer books are able to be purchased and it becomes impossible to replace all of the books that are never returned. Please help the library and other citizens of LaBelle, b y returning any overdue items between no w and October 15, 2012. This week at Barron Library A picture is worth a thousand words Come join the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society for a free program at the Clewiston Museum, located at 109 Central Avenue on Monday, October 8, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker, Dr. Paul Gray, will present ““Help for Lake Okeechobee’s bird life, especially Kites and Sparrows”. Dr. Paul Gray is the Science Coordinator of Audubon of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee Watershed Program. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Lake Okeechobee’s bird life and the environmental issues it faces today. Please contact the Clewiston Museum at 863-9832870 or email us at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail for questions or reservations. Help Lake Okeechobee bird life

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Hunger is a problem. Not in some remote land. Here in the Hendry-Glades area. Operation Backpack allows you the opportunity to aid our community. The rst backpacking day was held Thursday, September 13th, and approximately 60 backpacks were sent home with school children on Friday September 14th of this school year. In the spring of 2012, concerned citizens noticed there was a problem. Some elementary students were coming to school on Monday without having much opportunity to ll their bellies over the weekend. Being that schools offer breakfast and lunch programs, these citizens knew they needed to target weekend meals. Thus, the Operation Backpack committee was formed. Their goal was to feed children and give hope to the young men and women who received backpacks. "There are many opportunities for families to get food in the area," says Lisa Sands, Salvation Army Program Manager, "but this program places the food directly into the hands of the children." Their rst order of business was to get food to elementary-aged children in order to provide them with hope and food for a good summer start. Each backpack was loaded with ready-to-eat snacks and meals. These backpacks were delivered to needy students on the last day of their 2011 to 2012 school year. "We delivered approximately 80 backpacks at the end of last school year. It was a blessing to see the joy on the kids' faces," says Linda O'Ferrell, Operation Backpack committee member. Over the summer, the Operation Backpack has grown, and members joined which were associated with an array of community organizations. The group's new objective is to continue the program through the school year. This would allow those students in need the chance to take home a backpac k of food every Friday. The packs are then returned on the following Monday for the next week. Currently, Operation Backpac k serves LaBelle Elementary, Country Oaks Elementary, Upthegrove Elementary and West Glades Elementary Schools. "Right now, our mission is to feed as many hungry children as possible," says Alton green, Operation Backpack Director. "As a community, we can do three things to move this goal forward. We can donate funds to purchase the food, we can contribute time to pack the bags, and we can pra y for the children and their families." If you are eager to get involved with this organization, contact Alton Green for more information. Monetary donations can be made at First Baptist of LaBelle, Carlson United Methodist and Christ Central Churches. The Operation Backpack committee meets on the rst Thursdays of each month at the First Baptist of LaBelle youth house. Be an agent for change. Help the children in our community. 9 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 Submitted photoSuncoast Schools FCU invited to walk the red carpetSuncoast Schools Federal Credit Union attended the 50 years anniversary of Univision SW Florida, Spanish TV, together with the new viewing programs for 2012-2013. This event took place Thursday, September 13th at the Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center in Ft Myers with the presence of politicians and other nancial and business community leaders. Picture from left to right: Account Executive Univison SW Fl Ymara Rodriguez, Suncoast Schools FCU Member Relations Specialist Lorena Gomez, General Manager Univision SW Fl Christina Collins, Suncoast Schools FCU LaBelle Service Center Manager Susana Serra accompanied by Joe Palumbo. Operation Backpac k Commences for Fall by Brenda BarnesKiwanis is collecting "gently used" or new books for children. Books for preschoolers, kindergartners and rst-graders are in greatest demand, but books for all ages from preschool to middle school are accepted. In addition, Kiwanis is collecting containers of Peanut Butter and Jelly. All books collected will be shared later in the year with the children in our community. The Peanut Butter and Jelly will also stay local and will be distributed by United Way and Salvation Army. The Kiwanis Project concept is simple and the slogan is: "Feeding the Brain with Just 1 Book, Feeding the Belly with Peanut Butter and Jelly". Part of the project actually started in March of 2010 when 10-year-old Sarah Dewitz read a newspaper article about the economic challenges facing a town in eastern Orange County. She learned that many children did without important things, including books. Sarah came up with an idea. If every child at her school would donate just one book, it would mean they could give 763 books to those children. Her simple idea was the genesis for a program called "Just 1 Book". Just 1 Book is a program designed to "reuse and recycle" books and give the books to children who need them. Allen Whetsell is the 2012-2013 Kiwanis Governor-Florida District and he had the opportunity to meet Sarah. He decided that Kiwanis should be a part of her wonderful program. Mr. Whetsell said that the dynamics of this program are so simple and it makes it so easy to give back to a child which is what Kiwanis is all about. He came up with the project slogan: "Feeding the Brain with Just 1 Book, Feeding the Belly with Peanut Butter and Jelly". Donation boxes will be located at the following locations: The Kiwanis Thrift Store in LaBelle, LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Florida Community Bank and Center State Bank. Additionally, donations can be made at the annual Kiwanis Kid's Day event which is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at the Barron Park in LaBelle. If your business or organization is interested in helping the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle with this project, please call the Kiwanis Thrift Store at 863-675-4043. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is very excited about this project and thanks you in advance for your support! Just 1 Book and Peanut Butter & Jelly Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13. It's time once again for the annual Kiwanis Kid's Day at the Barron Park in LaBelle. The yearly event has been sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle for over twenty years! Kids can jump in bounce houses, play games, get a stuffed animal and eat popcorn and sno-cones! The games and activities are all free for the kids to enjoy! There will be plenty of music, entertainment, food and lots of laughs. Additionally, community partners and organizations will be set up with fun and educational items for parents and children. We ho p e to see y ou there! Kiwanis Kid’s Day is coming

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This November, Florida voters will see 11 of the most complex, confusing and, in some cases, misleading constitutional amendments proposed in recent memory. Voters w ill need to make a fundamental decision: “Do I want this in the state Constitution?” The League of Women Voters of Florida urges voters to give a “thumbs down” to the 11 amendments they will confront on Election Day. “Our Florida Constitution was crafted as a document that is intended to be dif cult to change, and kept sacred for the purpose of identifying the structure of our government,” said League President Deirdre Macnab. Macnab also called attention to some things that all 11 amendments have in common--regardless of the issues they address: all were proposed by the state legislature w ithin the last two years and all were placed on the ballot under new laws that allow the legislature and Attorney General to re-write summaries that do not pass court review. W hile legislators have steadily made it more dif cult for citizen initiatives to be put to voters, they have removed safeguards relating to their own proposals. According to Macnab, some of these amendments take aim at our fundamental rights, putting core American principles at risk in Florida. They attack the balance of power, right to privacy and separation of church and state. Consider:  Amendment 5 (State Courts) would tip the balance of power in favor of political branches by giving them greater in uence in the selection of judges appointed to serve on Florida’s Supreme Court. The measure seeks to undermine the intent of our nonpartisan judicial nominating system by requiring Senate con rmation for all judicial appointments to the high court. According to former State Senator Alex Villalobos, “The major objection is that Amendment 5 puts the nominee back into a political process, with the specter of partisan lawmakers rejecting quali ed appointees over ideological issues. Reduced in importance could be the honesty, competency or diligence necessary to be a successful Supreme Court Justice.”  Amendment 6 (Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights) would allow Florida politicians to intrude on personal medical decisions between a woman, her family and her doctor. The League says that Amendment 6 is an example of big government at its worst and could potentially endanger women’s lives.  Amendment 8 (Religious Freedom) is a misnamed amendment that would allow taxpayer funding of religious institutions. It w ill allow public money to be used for religious indoctrination. Saying ‘No’ to this amendment will not jeopardize existing funding for some religious groups’ social w elfare programs, which provide important services, but will continue to ensure that groups do not promote their speci c religion at taxpayers’ expense. A number of the amendments (2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11) put tax limits, exemptions and loopholes in the Constitution. “With the Constitution intentionally hard to change,” Macnab stated, “a better place for such tax provisions is regular statutory law, where changing conditions make modi cation easier. Further, our tax policy needs a level playing eld. It’s already riddled with loopholes and these amendments cut state revenues drastically.” Reporting on a just-released analysis of Amendment 3 (State Government Revenue Limitation), Robb Gray, Director of State Engagement & Partnerships for the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), said, “Funding for Florida schools, universities, roads and bridges, health programs for children and the elderly, public transit, and a wide range of other public services will fall signi cantly if voters enact Amendment 3. A similar amendment in Colorado--the only state to have tried it-led to such drastic cuts in public services in Colorado that voters chose to suspend it. Amendment 3 would make Florida a much less attractive place to work and live by undermining the state’s ability to ful ll its current responsibilities to its residents and make long-term investments that are fundamental to future prosperity.” Speaking about the CBPP’s just-released analysis of Amendment 4 (Property Tax Limitation), Gray said, “Amendment 4 would lock a deeply awed set of property tax changes into the state’s Constitution, leading to tax increases for large numbers of Florida residents, a competitive disadvantage for new and emerging businesses, and signi cant cuts in local services--while producing little if any economic bene t. Amendment 4 would force local governments to choose between raising taxes on large numbers of year-round Florida homeowners, making deep cuts to local services or some combination of the two.” Summarizing the League’s opposition to all amendments, Macnab said, “The Constitution is a governing document, and should be left sacred to that purpose. We urge legislators to use their law-making power, and not weigh citizens down with complicated amendments that do not belong in our state’s Constitution. We urge all citizens to give these complex and inappropriate amendments a rm thumbs down” The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund has a complete toolkit to support its voter education campaign, including a Voter Assistance Hotline, 1-855FL-VOTER (1-855-358-6837), a one-stop website, BeReadytoVote.org, a mobile site accessible via smartphone, and a nonpartisan 2012 Election and Voter Guide, available in print in both English and Spanish throughout Florida and online at BeReadytoVote.org. The League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and in uences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit the League’s website at: www.TheFloridaVoter.org. 10 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 League of Women Voters rejects 2012 constitutional amendments

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The Cowboys entered Friday night’s game with Dunbar on a three game winning streak, but will have to wait another week to get back into the win column. A number of errors proved to be too costly for the Cowboys to overcome against the talented Tigers. After the Tigers quickly entered Cowboy territory Jerome Baxter (jr) recovered a fumble to thwart the Tigers’ threat. However, on the ensuing drive Derek Bass (sr) was sacked for a safety which gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead. On the following drive the Tigers scored a touchdown to make the score 8-0. On the 2-point conversion attempt Cathavius Adams (sr) broke up a pass to keep the score at 8-0. However, the Cowboys answered immediately as Kip Stansly (sr) returned the Dunbar kickoff back 82 yards for a score. The Cowboys’ 2-point conversion attempt fell incomplete leaving the score at 8-6 in the Tigers’ favor until late in the rst half. Right before halftime the Tigers gained a 16-6 lead as they scored on a short run after a short punt set them up in good eld position. In the second half the Tigers rang up 23 points (2 offensive touchdowns, 1 fumble return, and a safety) to pull away from the Cowboys. This Friday the Cowboys host Gateway Charter School for senior night as they attempt to get back in the win column and move to 4-2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Come out and support the ‘Boys!JV Cowboys lose to Lemon BayAfter a rocky start the JV Football team settled in and battled with Lemon Bay’s JV team and continued to make strides in the right direction. Come out tonight and support the JV Cowboys as they take on Moore Haven at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Submitted photoGo Cowboys!The ne people at Barron Library are proud to support Cowboy football at LaBelle High School. They want to encourage all fans to attend this Friday's Cowboy football game at home vs the Gateway Charter Grif ns. Go Cowboy football team! TRIS CHAPMANS VISION FOR A BETTER HENDRY COUNTYEconomic Development Voted NOŽ on all tax increases! Founding Member of Hendry/Glades Leadership Organization Hendry County Economic Development Council Board MemberTransportation Working to make Hendrys Roads Safer for you and your families! Fighting to 4-lane State Road 80 Stronger infrastructure will lead to greater economic growthAgriculture Former Member of the Florida Citrus Commission Promote Diversity in economic development to provide more jobs Long-time supporter of agriculture stewardship for future generations of farmers Defeated a proposed Sanibel Island…like fertilizer ordinanceEducation Very supportive of Hendrys Education System Wife is a teacher for 15 years Mentors future leaders through Hendry/Glades Leadership Organization Member of Economic Development Councils Education Task Forcewww.chapmanforhendrycommission.comPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Tris Chapman for Hendry County Commission, District 3. LET'S GET HENDRY COUNTY BACK TO WORK MEET AND GREET FUNDRAISERFOR BARRON PARK Oct. 6, 2012 11:00am to 2:00pm PORK STEAK DINNER $10.00 donation Music by DJ Steve Down Under Door Prizes!!!Paid Political ad Paid for and approved by Tom Corbitt, Republican for Tax Collector 11 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 V arsity football falls to Dunbar Submitted photo/ Lucinda Kelley2012-13 Senior Basketball players.

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Rotary Club of LaBelle sponsors brought forward their nominees for membership at the September 25 installation meeting. Bianca Loren Ross, Brian Smith, Ayman Kaki, Fred and Holly Kobie had been selected by the members to hold active membership in their vocations, through their business or professional principles of good will and service. Each accepted the principles, responsibilities and obligations of Rotary. Members are trustees of Rotary’s ideals by which the world judges Rotary, they were told. One of the special obligations of membership is regular attendance at the weekly meetings and is expected to perform his or her share of club and community service,. New members were also apprised of the Rotarian ideal of friendship. Each new member was pinned with the emblem of the association. Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at 12 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 Rotary Club of LaBelle inducts of cers Submitted photoMel Karau, LaBelle Rotary Club, Membership Chairman, after a new member orientation presentation inducted the following into the membership of the LaBelle Rotary Club. Ayman Kaki, Pharmacist, J&J Pharmacy, Bianca Loren Ross, Program Coordinator for Drug Free Hendry County, Fred Kobie, Kobie Kooling, Holly Kobie, Generations Farm South and Brian Smith, Land Development Consultant and Landcare Architecture, owner EnSite. Submitted photo/ Michael FidlerRotary: Looking into the futureFrederick Ford from Florida Fresh Cargo presented about plans of developing and operating a major international air cargo airport in Hendry County. The plan is to convert its centrally located Airglades Airport into a major cargo hub. Submitted photo/ Cathy KirbyLES appreciates RotariansLaBelle Elementary School sincerely thanks the LaBelle Rotarians for its spaghetti dinner, part of the school’s open house and book fair, all held on Thursday, September 13. The dedicated members of the Rotary Club prepared and served a delicious spaghetti dinner to students, parents and staff of LaBelle Elementary School. The Rotary annually shares their time and resources with us. Dinner is always great when the Rotary cooks, and we are very appreciative of their efforts.

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Humane society clinic openCaloosa Humane Society Veterinary Clinic is open for business! Call now to schedule your yearly pet exam and vaccination appointment. The CHS Veterinary Clinic is located at 1050 Commerce Drive in LaBelle. The clinic hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 863.675.PETS(7387) Jessica Brugler, DVM and Jennifer Klinger, Vet Tech are providing high quality/low cost veterinary care to our community pets. We are providing Affordable Spay/Neuter, Wellness Visits, First Puppy/Kitten, Emergency care during of ce hours and Exam for illness or injury. Dentals will be coming soon. Comfortis is now available and we are currently having a special on Revolution. All of the proceeds of the veterinary clinic go back to Caloosa Humane Society to care for our homeless pets at the shelter. Thank you for all the heartw arming support we have received during this exciting time! W est Glades Beta supports humane societyWest Glades School Beta Club is holding a fundraiser for the Caloosa Humane Society at AutoZone on Bridge St. October 6, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring these items for a free carwash: dog/cat food, cat litter, bleach, Fabuloso, Dawn dish soap, towels, yard sale items, trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, mops/broom or leashes/collars. Donations appreciated. V FW Auxiliary cookingVFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 is preparing a Beef Brisket Dinner for Friday October 12. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Cost: $7. The VFW has a smoke free dining room, located on So. Hwy.29 by the Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before they run out!Help little girlsA bene t drawing for the Town girls, w ho lost their mother in a tornado several months ago, will be held at LaBelle Ranch Supply on Saturday, Nov. 10. Win a Remington Model 870 Express 12-Gauge Shotgun, Donation $5.MCA October eventsOctober 13, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. October 18, LAST CHANCE to MEET A ND GREET the CANDIDATES OF GLADES COUNTY. This will be an informal event to ask questions of the Candidates. It will start at 7 p.m.. Refreshments will be served. No J am Session on the 4th Sat. All events open to the public and will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-6740467.Cub Scouts plan eventLaBelle Cub Scout Pack 9 will be holding a Car Wash/Yard Sale October 6 from 8-11 at McDonalds! This fundraiser is to raise money for the Pinewood Derby Race and purchase of the wood for the scout cars. Come out and see what we have and get your car washed too. Also Cub Scouts are selling Fresh Cut Christmas Wreaths. If you would like one please contact Amanda Nisbet mcdansibet@yahoo.com or 863-885-1538.Nature Park clean upJoin us for the LaBelle Nature Park Cleanup on Saturday, October 6, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free lunch is provided. FGCU Service Learning students are welcome. For directions call Margaret England at 863-517-0202 or email margaret@caloosahatchee.org. Escape from hungerLaBelle Heritage Museum is joining with Ford and Feeding America in the 2013 Ford Escape Hunger Drive on Friday, October 5, with a 2013 Ford Escape on display at LaBelle Heritage Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 360 North Bridge Street where each guest aged 18 years and older will have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes to win a 2013 Ford Escape as well as ensuring meals for our local foodbanks through Feedin America. No purchase or test drive required.Win shotgun, clay shootWin a Beretta semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun Model 3901 and Go Clay Shooting with three of your friends or family at the beautiful Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. The trip includes dinner, an overnight stay at the lodge, breakfast and use of one of their golf cart. To enter our chance drawing just stop by our of ce located at 413 W. Hwy 80 in LaBelle or contact Susie Hull or San Juana Madrid at 863-675-2535. Your donation of $10 will get you one chance or for $50 you can get six chances to win a great day of shooting and a new shotgun. The drawing will be held on October 20, 2012 at the Hendry/Glades County Farm Bureau's Annual Museum meeting changeHendry County Property Appraiser Phillip Pelletier regrets he has to postpone his presentation to LaBelle Heritage Museum about what rst attracted him to LaBelle, how he has grown to love the area, and what he feels needs to be done to protect LaBelle and the Caloosahatchee Valley for future generations. Pelletier, who is running for reelection, was only informed about an important political forum scheduled for the same evening as our October program meeting several days ago. Pelletier will be rescheduled to speak to LaBelle Heritage Museum at a later date. Joe Thomas will present a program on the Caloosahatchee River from its earliest days that will feature historic maps and photographs of the Caloosahatchee River from earlier times as the substitute program at the October 4 meeting of LaBelle Heritage Museum in the commission chambers of LaBelle City Hall starting at 7 o'clock. Pat Johnson will present another interesting and informative class on soap making on Saturday morning, October 20, at LaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 North Bridge Street, starting at 9 o'clock. Registration is limited to 8 people ages 16 and up so, call LaBelle Heritage Museum (863)674-0034 early to reserve your spot in the class. The fee is $10. The museum is open from 9 o'clock in the morning until noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays and also on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for LHM members and children aged 6 and under. There is a $3 per person charge for all others.Legion Auxiliary October Meeting:Come join us, Thursday, October 18, at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy. 80 West in LaBelle. Along with The American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary solidly stands behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Julie at: 863-674-1050 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 863-675-2980.Cemetery Clean-Up in VenusEveryone with loved ones interred in the Venus Cemetery is asked to help keep the cemetery looking beautiful. It's up to each and every one of us to keep this cemetery beautiful. There is no lawn service. The more people that show up to help, the quicker it will be nished. Maybe you'd even consider adopting a section of the cemetery to mow and weed-eat yourself. Come on out Saturday, October 20, at 8 a.m. We will be trimming trees, mowing, raking up leaves, etc. Bring your weed-eaters, push mowers, riding mowers, blowers, rakes, brooms, chainsaws and any other equipment you may have. If you need directions or additional information please call Mike Willis at (863) 465-2010. All help is greatly appreciated!Horse foundThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce impounded a horse from running loose in the Fort Denaud area last week. If you have lost a horse, please contact the Ag Unit at 6745600.Artist? Moore Haven wants youTime to Register for Art in the Park 2013. The Glades County Public Library and its Advisory Board invite area artists and craftsmen to exhibit and sell their work at the eighth annual Art in the Park event in Moore Haven, Saturday, January 26, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This popular free event centered in and around the library brings artists and the public together in a wonderful setting by the Caloosahatchee River. Painters, sculptors, photographers and handcrafters are encouraged to contact the library now and reserve their place. Exhibiting and parking are free. Exhibitors are responsible for their own setups. The Glades County Public Library is located in the city park across the street from the river in Moore Haven's Historic District. The address is 201 Riverside Drive. Interested? For more information and to reserve a place, contact Mary Booher, Director of Libraries: 863-946-0744 or mbooher@ myhlc.orgCandidates in PioneerThe Pioneer Homeowners Association would like to invite everyone to a "Meet and Greet the Candidates Night" at the Pioneer Community Center, 910 Panama Ave. on October 8, at 7 p.m. Each candidate will be given ve minutes to speak and introduce him/herself and then have questions from the audience. Calling all crafters and vendorsCome join in the fth annual Holida y Bazaar and bake sale at Christ the King Lutheran Church on November 10, No space fee. For details, call Susan Hansen at 863675-7350.Republican of ce openThe LaBelle of ce is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; Of ce Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clewiston Of ce, 402 Sugar Land Highway, Of ce Days: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Of ce Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The of ces will have voter registration forms, candidate campaign materials, information on early voting, absentee voting and polling locations. For additional information please call 863-675-4063 or email Chairman, Mel Karau at Melkarau@aol.com florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 13 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 Community Briefs

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“Fall Prevention Checklist” Aims to End #1 Cause of Death Among Older Americans! (September 2012) – The rst day of fall kicks off a Fall Prevention Crusade to warn local families to safety proof their homes to prevent seniors from falling. Falls are the #1 cause of injuries, hospital visits, and deaths among those 65 and older. That’s why Senior Helpers, one of the largest in-home senior care companies with an of ce in our area, w arns families to safety proof their homes w ith a “Fall Prevention Checklist.” “Falls have become a nationwide problem and despite what people may think about the older population…falls are not inevitable. In fact, they’re largely preventable,” says Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers, with a local of ce of highly trained caregivers specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. “Up to 30 percent of those who fall suffer injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas. Our highly trained caregivers can help spot danger zones in and around seniors’ homes and help seniors move around their environment more carefully.” Consider This: Source: CDC  1 out of 3 seniors falls each year.  In 2008, 19,700 older Americans died from fall related injuries.  In 2008, 2.1 million older Americans w ere injured in falls. Senior Helpers “Fall Prevention Checklist”  Install handrails on BOTH sides of stairs and grab bars in bathrooms (1/3 of households in America with stairs DO NOT have banisters or handrails. Only 19% of households in America have grab bars in tubs/showers).  Provide plenty of light at the top and bottom of stairs and throughout hallw ays.  Paint the bottom basement step w hite to make it more visible.  Secure rugs to the oor to prevent tripping.  Attach non-slip strips to the bottom of slippers and shoes.  In outside areas, check steps and walkways for loose bricks, cement or stone. Senior Helpers “Fall Prevention Checklist” for Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patients  Encourage seniors to wear hip protectors (90% of hip fractures are due to falls).  Make sure they have a walking aid within reach.  Use an emergency sensor overnight to help detect wandering.  Do not use bed rails overnight. Instead, lower the bed to the ground.  Encourage seniors to rest with the head of the bed slightly raised.  Use a seatbelt on a shower chair. Never leave them in the shower or bathroom unattended. “When you care for a senior with dementia, you have an added responsibility because dementia puts seniors at the highest risk for wandering which increases chances for falling,” says Ross. The “Fall Prevention Checklist” is one initiative in our dementia and Alzheimer’s program called our Senior Gems program. We recommend families hire our caregivers because they know how to keep senior loved ones safe while simultaneously encouraging mobility and independence. This takes training and experience.” Other Tips To Help Prevent Falling:  Have Foot Size Measured – do this each time your senior buys shoes. Foot size changes with age and a shoe that is too big increases the risk of a fall.  Exercise Regularly – choose activities that increase leg strength and improve balance in seniors, such as Tai Chi.  Eye Check-ups – make sure senior loved ones have their eyes checked by a doctor at least once a year and have their eyeglasses updated as needed. A good tip: consider getting a pair with single vision distance lenses for activities such as walking outside.  Review Medications – have a doctor or pharmacist review medications/prescriptions to learn what may cause side effects, such as dizziness or drowsiness. This story affects all seniors and their families in your area. Help us spread the word about Fall Prevention Awareness by touring a senior’s home with Senior Helpers experts/caregivers as they point out the most common danger spots. Did You Know?  In 2008, 82% of fall deaths were among people 65 and older.  Fall-related fractures occur more than twice the rate for older women than for older men.  More than 90% of hip fractures are caused by falls. And white women have signi cantly higher hip fracture rates than black women.  Direct medical costs of falls equaled $28.2 billion in 2010. To learn more about how to care for your senior loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s through the Senior Helpers’ Senior Gems program, please visit our website at www.seniorhelpers.com. There, you can also request a complimentary Senior Gems DVD. Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AgedCarer About Senior Helpers: Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has nearly 300 franchises in 40 states and one Canadian province offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care. For more information, please visit: http://www. seniorhelpers.com/ About Senior Gems: Senior Gems is a revolutionary program to help family members and professional caregivers properly care for their aging loved ones through each stage of dementia. Teep a Snow began developing her Gem Levels in 2006. In 2011, the Senior Gem program was created with her guidance and assistance. This program puts Senior Helpers at the forefront of individual and in-home dementia-specialized caregiving as they offer all o f their in-home companions and caregivers the opportunity to become dementia care certi ed through the training program. AA AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC 239-214-1314Where Quality Counts!LIC#HC12-501.SP Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info HOURS TUES. FRI. 9AM 6PM SAT. 7AM-2PM HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this section for six weeks for only $90 Call us at 863-675-2541 for more information 14 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 Safety proof homes to prevent senior falls V olunteer for j uvenile arbitrationThe Hendry County Court Administration is seeking volunteers for its Juvenile Arbitration program. The ideal candidate enjoys w orking with youth and has a strong desire to help them transition out of the Juvenile J ustice system. He/she should be available to hear cases at least once per month, administer sanctions and refer cases to a treatment provider, as necessary. Interested persons should contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager at 863-675-5374 for an application form and further information.Legion sh fry and Sunday breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fry every Friday, 5-7 p.m. Check out breakfast the rst and third Sunday every month, 699 SR 80W. Seeking Literacy BuddiesThe Early Learning Coalition of SWFL is in need of volunteers to become a Literacy Buddy. The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida serves the families of Collier, Glades Hendry and Lee counties. It is our goal to make certain that children ages birth to ve and beyond, have access to high quality early education experiences. For more information on how you can become a Literacy Buddy, please contact Robin Gretz, Literacy Buddy Assistant at 239-210-6886 or visit www.elcofsw .org to download an application. The Literacy Buddy Program is a great opportunity for businesses and organizations to perform a community service. Education is the best investment in our community. Community Briefs

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Now accepting enrollment at Thompson Home Child Care age infants to four years of age. 863-675-0904 (L20HE0003) COSTUMES Formerly Yours 330 Bridge Street LaBelle, FL WAKE-UP LABELLE When the dew is still on the ground and you are out and around, You work hard all week You deserve a treat! Why not start your Saturday with coffee and a grin-Miss Patty says, Cmon in!Ž 7am-9am Enjoy some special you timeŽ No rush, no “ts, no fuss, Come browse, or sit and chat The coffees on us. So plan to be a regular Bring your friends and Momma too Mark your calendar Saturday mornings A Sunshine day for you! Formerly Yours 330 Bridge St N LABELLE 1211 Crescent Ave, 10/06/12, 8?. Baby and women’s clothing, household items, furniture and more. DRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Family Development Specialist Redlands Christian Migrant Association. Come join our team and provide professional development opportunities to our staff and families. The role of the Family Development Specialist will include facilitating professional development opportunities and projects, monitoring and complying with contract requirements of special projects, and communicating within RCMA about the projects. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related eld. Send Resume to Ivette Galarza at Ivette@rcma.org RCMA is an EOE. Part time mornings, 4 to 5 hours a day, up to 6 days a week. Must be familiar with animals. Call for more info 239-745-5091 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Are you looking for more than just child careŽ? You de“nitely want to take a tour and meet the staff at Big Smiles. We offer educational programs to give your child the start they deserve. We now have openings in our family friendly, fun “lled classrooms. Call or stop by any time. 675-3421Sebrina Rimes Director License #:C20HE0011 Gonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming;debris removal; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Dell Desktop w/ at screen like new! works great just $25 also new off lease GX620 w/ at screen just $75 available at Depot Insurane or call 863-517-2782. MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL COUNTRY VILLAGE, LABELLE Very nice 2BR, 2BA, large family room. No pets. $700 month + $700 security. Must have good references. Margaret Barber Realty 863-675-5968 or 863-221-2944. Downtown LaBelle, FL. Charming “Cracker House” 89 Calhoun St 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath Deck, Screened Porch & Huge Yard. Rent is $850 a month for Annual Lease Security, First & Last Month Rent required. Will be available to show & Lease Nov. 1, 2012. Call (954)334-1884 LABELLE 2BR cottage in city limits, large yard with patio area & picket fence, screened in porch, old Oak trees. $535/month. Call: (863)675-0104 evenings. LaBelle2bd/2bth Large enclosed bac k porch, smaller enclosed front porch, fenced backyard, large oak trees, newly tiled bathrooms, $725/mo. + $725 sec. Call 863-673-8862 MODERN HOUSE 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced in yard. $700/month + deposit. Call 863-517-0731LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. 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In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 427699 CB/CN 10/4/2012 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L94Removal and Replacement of Concrete Ditch Pavement in Highlands County.-Budget Estimate: $141,169.00. E1L95Herbicide Application, Edging and Sweeping & Litter Control in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $165,800.00 E1L96Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $280,233.00. E1L97Reworking Non-Paved Shoulders and Slopes in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $113,679.00. E1L98Road & Bridge Sweeping On the State Primary Roadways in Charlotte & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $130,000.00. E1L99Guardrail Repairs in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $75,000.00. E1M00Mechanical Sweeping of Curbs, Gutters, and Bridges in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $120,000.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 427130 CN/CB 9/27;10/4/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2681 2009 1214334-03000070020 Kenneth Gainous Lot 2, Block 7, Harlem Addition No. 7, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427459 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2664 2009 1214334-03000010030 Kenneth Gainous Lot 3, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427456 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2667 2009 1214334-03000010150 Debrah D. Jackson Lot 15, Block 1, Harlem Addition No. 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 80 and 81, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427452 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1802 2008 1224432-01000730050 Edwardo Gort and Gilda C. Gort Lot 5, Block 73, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Pubic Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427454 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN : Elbert J. Williams, P O Box 1736, 804 Maryland Ave., Clewiston Rosedel Williams, P O Box 478, 211 W. Aztec Ave., Clewiston Jaime Perez AKA Jaime Davila, 1255 Riviera Ave., Clewiston You are hereby noti ed that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Fai lure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. El Aviso se da por Este Medio: Este aviso es para usted que su eligibilidad de votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, antes de 30 dias despues de la fecha de este anuncio publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y procedimiento de resolver este caso. Si no responde, puede dar lugar a una determinacion dela ineligibilidad por el Supervisor, y su nombre sera quitado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. telepone 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Lucretia A. Strickland Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 10/4/2012 427580 CN/CB 10/4/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1700 2008 1224432-01000320070 Oscar Del Toro-Figueroa and Dielma Rosa Del Toro Lot 7, Block 32, Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427450 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Gregory A. Thompson conducting a Janitorial and Lawncare business at 290 B Road, La Belle, Florida, under the ctitious name of National Janitorial and Lawncare and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Gregory Antonio Thompson 290 B Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of National Janitorial and Lawncare is as follows: Gregory Antonio Thompson 290 B Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of National Janitorial and Lawncare under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Gregory A. Thompson DATE: 9/24/2012 290 B Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 427475 CB 10/4/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1796 2008 1224432-01000710060 Ronald J. Chuck & Patricia N. Chuck Lot 6 in Block 71, of Montura Ranch Estates, First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426492 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2789 2009 2014329-0100050B050 David Mayhood + Sue Mayhood Lotts 19 and 20, Block B, Hickpochee Heights Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 32, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk=s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427447 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on October 16th, 2012 @ 8 a.m. at Affordable Towing Service 749 NW Ave L Belle Glade FL, 33430 1983 Ford, VIN: 1FTDF15F9DNA32618 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 4276 CGS 10/4/2012 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Sonja Hanks, Sofa, Chair, End Tables, Pictures Frames, Stereo, Miscellaneous boxes. • Property of: Margarita Dominguez, Carpet, Box Spring, Miscellaneous Boxes 427274 SUN 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012_ at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 427660 CN 9/13,20/2012 LaBelle 4 & 2 BR Mobile Homes. AC, Weekly rates available, $200 dep. Call: 863-673-3658 LABELLE CRESCENT ACRES 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $100 per wk, plus deposit. (863) 673-6362 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. Bank repo 3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot. Only $54,900 Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 Double J Acres 2/2 MH. on 1 plus private acres. Preserve on 2 sides. Great potential! $59,000. Willard Realty 863-675-0779. For Sale: 2 bedroom, 2 bath, push-out livingroom, large lanai, wash & storage room. New paint. Partly furnished. Senior park. $5000 239-240-6683 Mobile Homes for sale. 3 and 4 bedroom. Owner nancing. 55 plus gated community, pool and club house. Also new 10 year warranty available. Call Julian 863-398-0970 or Robbie 863-440-1954 On Sale. All new doublewide mobile homes. Very low down payments. Trade ins accepted. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Used doublewide Bank repo 4br, 2bath Hurricane Zone III Only $49,900 includes a/c and setup. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 Used home 14x70 only $7,900 Zone II Must go to Glades or Highlands county Call 863-673-4325 We Buy used mobile homes. Cash. Fast close. Call Julian 863-369-0970 We have 3 and 4 bedroom doublewides on sale with owner nancing available. $5000 down average monthly payments. Call Kenny at 863-675-8888 or 863-673-4325 Whisper Creek RV Park, LaBelle. Everything included 24ft Jaco with 35 ft add-on. Living, dining, 2 bedrooms, laundry room. Nice kitchen full size appliances. 40 gal hot water heater, 2 shed, fenced. 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REQUEST FOR BIDS SUPPLY FUEL TO HENDRY COUNTY BID # 2012-26 OPENING DATE AND TIME: OCTOBER 18, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, to “Supply Fuel to Hendry County”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by October 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this r equest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Tristan Chapman, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 426693 CN/CB 9/20,27;10/4,11/2012 ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS: NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, will hold their annual landowners’ meeting for the Board of Supervisors on Saturday October 24, 2012 at 6:30p.m. at the Central County Conference Room, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura, Florida. The purpose of the landowners’ meeting is to conduct business of the District. If you need speci c directions to the CCWCD Conference Room or additional information you may contact the District of ce at 863-983-5797 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Central County Water Control District Montura Ranch Estates, Forida Atencin residentes de montura: CONVOCATORIA PARA PROPIETARIOS ‘CENTRAL DEL CONDADO DISTRITO DE AGUA DE CONTROL Se hace saber que la Junta de Supervisores para el Distrito Central del Condado de Control del Agua, celebrar su reunin anual de propietarios de tierras para la Junta de Supervisores el sbado 24 de octubre de 2012 a las 6:30 en la Sala de Conferencias del Condado Central, ubicada en el 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura, Florida. El propsito de la reunin de los terratenientes es llevar a cabo negocios en el Distrito. Si necesita instrucciones espec cas a la Sala de Conferencias CCWCD o informacin adicional puede comunicarse con la o cina del Distrito al 863-983-5797 entre las horas de 9 am y 2 pm Todas las personas interesadas estn invitados a asistir y ser escuchado. Centro del Agua del Condado del Distrito de Control Montura Ranch Estates, Forida 427661 CN 10/4,11,18/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1956 2009 1274432-A0001930100 German D. Gil and Maria de los Angeles Corder The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 99, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426519 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1364 2009 1144432-A0001120000 Orlando A. Naranjo The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3401, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426500 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1815 2009 1254432-A0002410000 Luis Crespo & Monica Crespo The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4993, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426494 CN 9 / 20 27 & 10 / 4 11 / 2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2003 2009 1344432-A0000280100 Lessonn Vedrine & Milfran Vedrine The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4334, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426528 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1421 2009 1154432-A0000360100 Luis F. Martinez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3263, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426520 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1084 2009 1334331-A0001020000 John H. Mann The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 292, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427457 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1713 2009 1244432-A0001140100 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5225, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427445 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1440 2009 1154432-A0001050000 Ruben Ignacio Acosta The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3132, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426524 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1972 2009 1274432-A0002290100 Michael Marquez The East one-half one the East one-half of the North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet and the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 152, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426490 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2325 2009 1074433-03000190040 Amer Atalla Ali Abdol Kader, Jaled Atalla Ali Abdol Kader and Atalla Ali Abdol Kader Lot 4, Block 19, The Woodland Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427449 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1714 2009 1244432-A0001170000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5224, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427448 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1974 2009 1274432-A0002320100 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 123, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012, which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427458 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1906 2009 1264432-A0002730000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 452, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427455 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Hungry Howie’s is taking action to support breast cancer awareness by partnering w ith the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), one of the most highly recognized and respected breast cancer charities in the w orld. NBCF, which has been ranked in the top three percent of charities in America earning Charity Navigator’s prestigious fourstar rating for eight consecutive years, has helped thousands of women who may not otherwise have access to mammograms and treatment. Hungry Howie’s has raised almost $500,000 for the foundation over the last three years. Throughout October, all large pizzas will be served in bright pink boxes with the breast cancer awareness ribbon instead of the classic yellow boxes. For every large pizza purchased at Florida and Alabama locations, Hungry Howie’s will make a donation to NBCF. An additional $1 will also be donated to NBCF when customers purchase Love, Hope & Pizza wristbands, become a new fan on the Hungry Howie’s Facebook page, share a breast cancer story on the Facebook page, and for every tweet using the hashtag #lovehopepizza. Hungry Howie’s Facebook fans can also make a donation to NBCF through the Facebook page. Founder/CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Janelle Hail, who is a 32-year breast cancer survivor, says, “NBCF values Hungry Howie’s partnership in sharing our mission of helping women now by providing free mammograms, education, support and early detection services. Together we can make a difference in women’s lives and offer them hope.” Hungry Howie’s Love, Hope & Pizza campaign will begin October 1st and take place throughout the entire month. Hungry Howie’s Founded in 1973, Hungry Howie’s is one of the nation’s largest pizza franchises and originator of the Flavored Crust Pizza. With more than 500 locations in 24 states, Hungry Howie’s is ranked in the top 100 of Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in 2009. For more information, please visit www.hungryhowies.com National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Recognized as one of the leading breast cance r organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for eight years, NBCF provides women help for today and hope for tomorrow through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org. Love, Hope & Pizza supports National Breast Cancer Foundation APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL ADVERTISING PAYS CHIROPRACTIC Parrish Family ChiropracticDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 SOCIAL ORGANIZATION A m e r i c a n L e g i o n P o s t 1 3 0 F i s h F r y Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 B A R B I N G O Every Tuesday ( M e m b e r s & G u e s t s O n l y ) B r e a k f a s t B u f f e t 1st Sunday of the month 8am-11am $6.00699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 P u b l i c W e l c o m e d l e g i o n p o s t 1 3 0 o r g TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE• Tree Trimming & Removal •Stump Grinding • Shaping & Topping863-675-0403Licensed and InsuredPeop l e are searc h ing f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1977 2009 1274432-A0002410000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 160, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427446 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1868 2009 1264432-A0001500000 Orlando Naranjo, Tr. And Aida Naranjo Tr. The South one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 339, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of November, 2012 which is the 1st day of November, 2012 Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 427451 CN 10/4,11,18,25/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1991 2009 1274432-A0002700100 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust And Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Trust The East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 200, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426522 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1711 2009 1244432-A0001120000 Orlando Naranjo, Trustee Of the Orlando Naranjo Revocable Trust and Aida Naranjo, Trustee of the Aida Naranjo Revocable Trust The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5182, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of October, 2012 which is the 25th day of October, 2012. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 426489 CN 9/20,27 & 10/4,11/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT In accordance with Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District, “the District” will hold a public hearing, workshop and special meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the District Conference Room, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Florida 33440. The purpose of the public hearing, workshop and special meeting is to consider adoption of an initial assessment resolution in connection with the Dike Project. The Board will hold a Public Hearing directly prior to adoption, for the purpose of hearing public comment and objections to the proposed initial assessment resolution that will establish estimated total maximum assessments per acre in amount not to exceed $256.96 with an estimated maximum annual per acre cost of $51.39. All lands within the District will be affected. The Board will also consider and take action on: bids for the Dike Project; Contract for the Dike Project construction; and, any other matter that may properly come before the Board. This public hearing may be continued to a date, time and place to be speci ed on the record at the hearing. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law for Special Districts. The meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be speci ed on the record at the meeting. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing is asked to contact the District’s Main Of ce at (863) 983-5797, at least 48 hours before the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8770, who can aid you in contacting the District Of ce. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 427741 CN 10/4/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012

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Submitted photoBlessingsJust under 100 years of age, 41-year LaBelle resident Wanda Hale lives in her home under the care of her daughters, Nancy Richardson and Eileen Friday. Mrs. Hale has been active in the community since she and her husband, Arlan (A.B.) Hale arrived. Mr. Hale was a chemical engineer who worked on the Manhattan Project in Oakridge, TN, the historic effort to produce the world’s rst atomic bomb. The couple married in 1934. Mrs. Hale was an assistant professor of physics and mathematics at Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia, from 1961-71. The couple retired to LaBelle in 1971, where they had a small orange grove. The Hales were also well known for the beautiful roses he grew and shared so sel essly. An avid reader, Mrs. Hale volunteered at Barron Library for many years. She is still proud to exercise her right to vote, saying she has voted in every election since she was 19 (1932). The women appreciate greatly the efforts of the Good Neighbor group, who spent an entire morning at the arduous task of cleaning the entrance area of their home, clearing away spider webs, mold, mud dawbers and wasps. The Good Neighbors pressure cleaned outside cleared the gutters and took care of chores incide that were too high for the women to reach. Good Neighbors is a faith-based group with members from various churches who seek to help longtime community supporters when they themselves need a little helping hand. Mr. and Mrs. Hale are pictured at their ftieth wedding anniversary celebration. NATURAL CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSESMonday, October 8, 2012 at 6pm. Held at Parrish Family Chiropractic, 80 N. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. We look forward to you j oining us to discuss your upcoming blessed day, the birth of your baby and the birth of your new family! The class series will span over 8 weeks depending on participation. Includes topics such as: Exercise & Nutrition, Pain Management, Biblical Foundations Relevant to Childbearing, Birth Planning, Preparing for Labor, Newborn Care. And other helpful subjects like: cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing, etc.. Space is limited so please REGISTER soon. Email me at nancyprevatt@gmail.com or call 863-673-6812 LaBelle Area Real Estate PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood$ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes $299,000 REDUCED! 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. A ll appliances included $149,000 REDUCED 2/2 on 1 acre w/lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $495,000 REDUCED Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial with 2 homes on the property www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker R/2BA Manufactured home on 5 acresƒ REDUCED to $99,500 BA Manufactured home in Riverfront CommunityƒPossible Owner Financing Availableƒ REDUCED to $79,900 Manufactured home in Retreat Atmosphere Gated Communityƒ REDUCED to $150,000 CRES located south of LaBelle in Gerber GrovesƒAgricultural land w/ irrigationƒ Price Reduced to $3,000 per Acreƒ Seller Financing Available. NTIAL LOT in Riverbend Estates Gated Communityƒlisted under assessed valueƒ Reduced to $9,900 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.comDonna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, Paul Meador, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons and Denise WalkerOLE! 1920s 5BR/4BA SPANISH STYLE HOME This unique home, with its old-fashioned charm, offers many wonderful features; wet bar, mother-in-law apartment and so much more! This home offers plenty of space inside and out. Situated on a half acre. Newly updated kitchen & dining areas.. This home has so much detail throughout. $249,000. RENTAL: 3BR/2BA Home in Pt. LaBelle $700 p/mo WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E MANUFACTURED HOMES $25,000 Located in Oak Park 55+ community. Cozy 2/2 includes community amenities. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 4/2 mobile on 2.29 ac. Home features “replace and 26X40 barn. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $100,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. $184,900 Spectacular custom manufactured home on the water with river/lake access in Moore Haven. HOMES $39,999 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $65,000 3BR/2BA home. Tile throughout. Features a split ”oor plan. $68,900 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $74,900 CBS home located on private dead end road. Tile throughout. 3/2 with “nished enclosed garage. Close to everything. Nice oaks. $79,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $79,000 Larger Port LaBelle home recently updated with new roof, paint, carpeting and cabinetry. 4/2 plus bonus room off the master bedroom. Double garage. $95,000 Country home on acreage. Fenced property with “ve stall barn. Located in Glades County. EXECUTIVE HOMES $198,900 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood ”oors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included.SOLD SOLD 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners, Se Habla Espanol HOMES Close to schools and shopping. $219,000 ful view! 2 Story home features 2/2 living quarters upstairs with 1, 224 sq. ft. living area. 1/1 apartment down stairs. Also features 3 car garage and covered boat dock with lift. $194,900. home located in one of LaBelles most desirable neighborhoods. Open ”oor plan, vaulted ceilings, in ground pool w/screen. $159,200. Belle. Two master bedrooms, family room, of“ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900. home on 1.86+/acres outside city of LaBelle. Large kitchen, living room and dining room. Nice polebarn/carport. $120,000. canal. 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area, 2 car garage, and much more. $109,900. division. Spacious rooms, living room and family room. Oversized detached 2 car garage. $102,600. home in Clewiston! Features custom wood cabinets, tile throughout, metal roof, completely fenced yard and... oh did we mention the pool! $95,000. Seller will contribute $3000 for closing costs “nancing. $90,000. cious ”oor plan, fenced yard, screened porch. $65,000. LaBelle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $64,500. Zoned C-1, frame home in the city of LaBelle. $59,900. Possiable owner “nancing! of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $35,000. fenced, detached garage/workshop, spacious laundry room and living area. Stones throw away from boat ramps to Lake Okeechobee. $34,900.UNDER CONTRACT To view all our listings please visit our website www.newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Lisa Cox Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla EspanolUNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACTSOLD SOLD SOLD 19 Caloosa Belle October 4, 2012 by Pudge LehmanI decided to clean my growed up tricycle... That’s what Vickie Burke named it years ago w hen I used to ride it to church. I tried to use a home steam cleaner on it with no luck so I used WD40. It worked like a charm. Of course, there will be grease under my ngernails until I die. It cleaned the chain and everything that was coated in grease mixed w ith dirt. For on-the-go sandwiches that the lling w ants to plop out on your shirt like egg salad or BBQ, use a coffee lter to serve it in. They are so cheap you can use them for lots of things to separate your good dishes when y ou store them, drain any greasy food and they are really nice for covering stuff to microwave. Strap a penlight to your drill using tape or rubberbands for dark places. When I try to drill into metal the drill bit always slips...I just read this hint. Put a piece of masking tape on the metal before marking and drilling. Government of cials claim Americans are getting stronger. Several years ago it took two people to carry $40 worth of groceries now a small child can do it. W itches Brew

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