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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 12-06-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Thursday, December 6, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 48 A pig in the middle of SR 29 in north Collier County caused a three vehicle pile up December 1 at about 9:01 p.m. that resulted in nine injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Gabriela Resendiz, 24, of Stuart was southbound on SR 29 and struck a pig in the middle of the roadway. Her 2001 Ford Escape was disabled. A second vehicle, a 2002 Chevy Impala, driven by Rosa Anaya, 58, of Felda was traveling northbound. The front of the Chevy struck the front of the Escape. It traveled of f the road onto the east shoulder. The driver and passenger of the Escape exited the vehicle. The third vehicle, a 1997 Honda Odyssey driven by Elvia Rosa Shafer, 57, of Felda, was northbound and collided with the Escape, which remained in the southbound lane. Nine injured on SR 29 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Art has been an integral part of mankind since humans decorated caves with colorful re ections of their world. In the 21st Century, man hasn't changed all that much. We still feel the drive to create meaningful beauty. The alligator is one of Florida's most photographed residents also one of our most controversial, given its fearsome reputation and its brush with extinction. Inspired by the May 7 thirtieth anniversary of Christo's 1983 Surrounded Islands project, which skirted islands in Biscayne Bay with millions of yards of pink fabric, lead artist Lloyd Goradesky of Miami and another Miami artist, Cesar Becerra, have worked with a hand-picked group of some 100 artists, engineers, welders and others to draw the world's attention not just to the alligator, but to the plight of the Everglades a unique ecosystem that development has pushed to the edge of its limits, according to many environmentalists. The project is a 230-foot long Florida Alligator that will oat in Biscayne Bay for months to come. With three years already invested in the project, there is still much work to be done. After the Christo celebration in Miami in May, the enormous "Floating Tile Art: Gator in the Bay" will be transported to the Everglades artwork speaks volumes Submited photo/ Waddy ThompsonAs it was prepared for its trip to Biscayne Bay, this photo of the Gator in the Bay head gives some perspective of just how big it really is. Ah, the holiday season colorful lights, warm and spirit renewing traditions, good will by the bucket loads. You'll nd it all at the annual Captain Hendry Dinner Monday, December 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Captain Hendry House, 512 Fraser Street, The Hendry County Economc Development Council has taken the lead in this annual event, begun as a fundraiser for the Education Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. It's purpose is still to support education, though, just redirected to the EDC Education Task Force as part of EDC Executive Director Gregg Gillman's challeng to the business community to become part of the solution to Hendry's educational needs. Leadership Hendry County alumni are already volunteering as readers for the Voluntary Pre-K program. The task force is dedicated to nding both traditional and nontraditional ways to recruit and retain good teachers. The menu for the dinner includes brisket and chicken by Support Hendry Dinner Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersPiles of SmilesSnow girl Nevaeh Beltran, shows off her smile as her grandmother Irene Garza watchs from the outskirts of this year’s huge snowdrift. Tha action was all at Barron Park November 30 when the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce and City of LaBelle cooperated once again on one of the most awaited evernts of the year Christmas in the Park. Here Nevaeh Beltran gets a taste of the cold stuff as grandma stays safely out of the cold zone. See Dinner Page 2 See Gator Art — Page 2 See Pile up — Page 2

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Burning Man art festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. That’s where Lloyd met Cesar Becerra, a Miami artist and Everglades historian. The two men share an abiding connection to the Everglades and wanted to pool their artistic talents on a project. Ultimately, it will be displayed at the elite Art Basel Art Festival in Miami during December 4-7, then in Switzerland for the summer June 13-16. The real alligator is a barometer of the entire Everglades, Lloyd said, This prehistoric remnant was pulled back from the brink of extinction, but is moving toward the edge once again, he added. That’s the reason he chose this icon of the Everglades to represent its situation. From December through May the w orld’s attention will be caught by various phases of Lloyd’s imaginative reproduction of a huge gator oating in Biscayne Bay. Lifelong LaBelle resident and member of a pioneer family, Waddy Thompson, has played an integral part in the construction of this goliath masterpiece. According to Mr. Goradosky, Waddy’s many talents in design, art and construction, as well as his intimate connection to the Everglades, made him a valuable partner in this venture. The group brought the work’s huge head through the inland counties beginning in LaBelle, then heading to Venice, Punta Gorda and Naples before being transported to Virginia Key in Miami. The tour began Friday, Nov. 23, with a stop in LaBelle to create awareness of the project in the inland areas. Lloyd said that sharing the evolution of the project is one way of involving the public. That education includes the importance of using recycled materials in construction. The 76-foot head is covered with recycled shade cloth; the eye constructed from an industrial wire spool; the teeth are made from used metal house trailer sheeting. Folks only got to see about one-third of the head the bottom jaw, which will open and close with the aid of a crane and generator inside the mouth, has yet to be constructed. Once in place, the entire gator will be lighted at night, creating yet another aspect for viewers, which is designed to be viewed from a 10 degree angle. This gigantic work of art will be transported by a self-propelled state of the art barge with a crane originally designed for clean up work after Hurricane Katrina. Using this unique crane was Cesar’s idea, solving the problem of how to transport the immense piece of art. Just moving the piece requires special care. Driver for V&M Erector, Inc., a steel erector and installation subcontracting company, Kyle Zeman “The Surgeon” drove the rig carrying the fantastic head, maneuvering in and out of some tough spots, along with his brother, Brian. Just another day at the ofce for those two, V&M Erector recently worked on the renovation of the LaBelle Bridge. The unlikely caravan drew some very weird looks as it wended its way at 5055 m.p.h. through the inland highways, but Kyle was undaunted, saying with a smile, “We’ll get the job done.” Owner of the company, Vern Nix, and Warren Forante, owner and helmsman of the barge that will transport the immense piece of art out into the bay, both helped fund the project. In phase 2 of the project, the body will take shape with 102 panels of thumbnail photos of Everglades scenes, taken by LLoyd over the past 30 years in all 5,138 images of Everglades wildlife and landscapes. From a distance all these images merge into a realistic vision of an American Alligator. It took Lloyd three years to design the unique foam that will not only allow the panels to oat but protect the images from the salt water. Like all true art, the gator is designed to make people think. In this piece, the head is designed to look industrial abstract to represent the complexity of uniformity. The artistic feel of the head is in juxtaposition with the natural look of the body, which is intended to represent the complexity of nature. Anchored in Biscayne Bay, the gator will be tted with ood lights and white lighting around the edge, adding yet another perspective in the dark. The head is at the Art Basel International Contemporary and Modern Art exhibition December 4-7 in Miami. It will remain in Miami till May when it will be moved to become part of the Art Basel exhibition in Switzerland June 13-16. At this time, the gator head has taken shape and is a tantalizing taste of the full project, which will continue to evolve till the body is joined, all the photo tiles are in place and Biscayne Bay has one of its most unique visitors ever. Eventually, Lloyd will look for a home for the head and break up the tiles to nd them individual homes. Some may have thought the pair of artists and their comrades were out of their minds, but their devotion to the cause of helping save the Everglades through their art has kept them on track. The project is meant to be fun, and it seems to be ful lling that part of the plan already. Floating blithely in Biscayne Bay, it will be free for all to see. Lloyd said they hope to use the dynamic “power of art” to tune the observer on to environmental risks for the Everglades adding, “There is a message driving the madness.” 2 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 HAPPENINGS Drink speicals Entertainment Pool Tournaments 65 New Frozen Drinks Thurs: Ladies Nite 2 for 1 Fri&Sat: JJ McCoyLaBelle’s #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave  LaBelle, FL L 870W.Hickpoc Cracker Cookin’ and Caterin’. Enjoy live music as well as a silent and live auction and come prepared for a special dessert auction with a twist. The Captain Hendry House will don its most festive look as members of the LaBelle Heritage Museum decorate for the event, enhanced by the historic and natural beauty of the site. Tickets are $50 per person but must be purchased by Friday, Dec. 7. Call 675-6007. The Chevy was facing west and occupying both the north and south lanes. The driver of the Escape, Gabriela Resendiz, was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Her passenger, Carlos Estrada, 23, sustained only minor injuries. Both had been wearing seatbelts. In the Anaya vehicle, the driver and an infant, Roman Perez, both sustained serious injuries. Anaya was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital and the child to Tampa. Other passengers: Danna Vega, 14, was taken to LeHigh Regional, Destiny Vega, 7, was taken to North Collier, Jakelin Vega, 12, was taken to LeHigh Regional and Maria Anaya, 38, was taken to North Collier. All sustained minor injuries. The infant was the only one in the Anaya vehicle not restrained at the time of the crash. All passengers in the Chevy were from Felda. In the Honda, driver Elvia Rosa Shafer was uninjured. Passengers: Alejandra Brito, 46, Luis Segura, 17, and Alexandra Segura, 3, all sustained minor injuries. All were taken to LeHigh Regional. The child was the only one in the Shafer vehicle that was unrestrained. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Pile upContinued From Page 1 DinnerContinued From Page 1 Gator ArtContinued From Page 1 It’s almost time! The Christmas Season is upon us and Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health Center, The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, & Glades are looking to put a smile on the faces of children in the Hendry County community. To do this we need your support. Any donation of an unwrapped toy for children up to age 18 is appreciated. Donation boxes are located throughout the community at the following 28 locations for your convenience: LaBelle High School, First Bank, Seacoast Bank, Center State Bank, Florida Community Bank, Family Eye Care, K & M Drugs, Department of Juvenile Justice, Riverside Real Estate, McDonald’s, Hendry County Tax Collector, Dish Depot, Moose Lodge, Vision Ace Hardware, Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle Assembly of God, Healing Waters Family Life Center, Little Caesar’s Pizza, LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Dollar General, Beef O Brady’s, Badcock Home Furnishings, Langford Ford, American Legion Post, City Hall, Edison State College, Spectacular Eye Care, Aqua Isles, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. This list also can be found on the web site www.marinetoysfortots.com Marine Toys for Tots Collection Boxes Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantWaddy Thompson, left, is an integral part of the crew behind the Gator in the Bay project. Pictured with Waddy, from left: Cesar Becerra, artist Lloyd Goradesky, Kyle and Brian Zeman, all with one of the unique photographic panels for the gator’s body. SCF Queen and Princess Pageant InformationGirls 12-22 practice Sundays at 2 p.m. in Barron Park, Dec. 9, 16 and 30, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Applications available at Langford Ford Parts Department or at practices. an y questions, call Melinda 675-1687 days. The pageant will be February 9. Little Miss and Mister Swamp Cabbage Photo Contest. December 17-January 18. Ages newborn to 11 years. Pick up applications and information at Langford Ford Parts Department.

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A SPECTACULAR SPECIAL!Free eye exam with purchase of designer frame (min of $100) & lensesNow Accepting MedicareSpectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D. 863-675-2015 www.spectaculareye.com 3 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 MARK YOUR CALENDARS for MONDAY, DECEMBER 10THTHE SHOW BEGINS AT 8 P .M.Gary Hannan, Richie McDonald of Lonestar and Tim McGeary will be at the Top Draw for a live performance! Reservations are required because the doors will close at 6 p.m. for the show! Call Tasha for Reservations at 863-612-5911 Tickets are $20 Seating is Limited!LaBelle’s #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 1, 2012) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will be breaking ground on a new Habitat home in Port LaBelle on December 15, 2012. The upcoming wall-raising marks the rst new construction for the af liate in Hendry County since 2009. Volunteers are needed for the construction effort, which begins with the wall-raising at 8:00 a.m. on the home site at 5008 Gunn Circle in Port LaBelle. “We are very excited about building again in Hendry County,” said Habitat CEO and President Katherine C. “Kitty” Green. Last year, Habitat rehabbed two existing houses in Hendry County. “We have plans to build two new homes in Port LaBelle during this scal year. Our success will depend heavily on the number of volunteers who dedicate themselves to the task of providing these homes for people in need so they may build better lives for their families. The success of Habitat’s plans in LaBelle and throughout Lee and Hendry counties also depends on funding through donations and home sponsorships. “Government funding has decreased dramatically in the last few years,” explains Green. “We are relying mainly on the generosity of individuals, organizations and companies to meet our funding needs.” To volunteer, call (239) 652-1684. For more information on volunteering, donating or on becoming a Habitat homeowner, visit www.habitat4humanity.org. Volunteers needed to build Habitat Homes in Hendry LaBelleCalvin Lee Billings, 22, was arrested Nov ember 29 and charged with battery by a person detained in a prison or jail facility. Sgt. J. Woods was arresting of cer. Ronald Terry Revels, 36, was arrested November 29 and charged with battery by a person detained in a prison or jail facility. Sgt. J. Woods was arresting of cer. Johnny Carvajel, 37, was arrested Nov ember 29 and charged with smuggling contraband into a prison any currency or coin and smuggling contraband into a prison controlled substance. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Charles Lee Cooper, 25, was arrested November 28 and charged with possession of cocaine. R. Maldonado was arresting ofcer. Charles Richard Henry, 35, was arrested November 28 and charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, possession/use of drug equipment and possession of listed chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Sabrina Michelle Ecker, 32, was arrested November 28 and charged with possession/ use of drug equipment and possession of listed chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Amanda Jayne Brown, 32, was arrested November 28 and charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession/ use of drug equipment and possession of listed chemicals with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Calvin Lee Billings, 22, was arrested Nov ember 27 and charged with possession of drug equipment and possession of listed chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.ClewistonSharoad Unshae Brown, 26, was arrested November 27 and charged with possession of a weapon, resisting an of cer and obstruction of justice. S. Chamberlain was arresting of cer. Edwin Biatoro, 16, was arrested November 39 and charged with larceny $300$5,000, petit theft rst degree property $100$300 and resisting an of cer/obstruction without violence. CPD Of cer T. Arnold was arresting of cer. Ramon Martinez, 31, was arrested November 29 and charged with larceny $300$5,000. CPD Of cer C. Clay Sr., was arresting of cer. Sabrina Diane Smith, 40, was arrested November 29 and charged with two counts of possession of harmful new legend drugs without a prescription, possession of cocaine and possession/use of drug equipment. Russell Arness Mottley Jr., 20, was arrested November 29 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000. S. Harrynarine was arresting of cer. Matthew Allen Lockmiller, 20, was arrested November 27 and charged with possession/use of drug equipment. On November 29 he was charged with grand theft $300$5,000, forgery, altering a bill, note, check or draft and fraud uttering a false bill, note, check or draft. N. Krause was arresting ofcer. Rontray McKenzie, 20, was arrested November 28 and charged with contempt of court violation of an injunction for protection domestic violence, battery touch/strike and aggravated battery offender knew or should have known the victim was pregnant. C. McVey was arresting of cer. Lenton Bloodsaw, 35, was arrested November 27 and charged with assault on an of cer, re ghter, etc, and disorderly conduct. J. Perez was arresting of cer. Wendy Halloway, 31, was arrested November 27 and charged with larceny $300$5,000 and burglary of an unoccupied or occupied dwelling. CPD Of cer T. Nieves was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Submitted photoKiwanis supports Troop 9 The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is proud to support the Boy Scout Troop 9 of LaBelle! At a recent meeting, the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle awards Boy Scout Troop-9 of LaBelle with a check for $1,100. These funds will help send Troop-9 to an upcoming camping trip at Camp Miles. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Boy Scout Troop 9 has been a presence in LaBelle for over 20 years! The current Boy Scout Troop has been active in the LaBelle area by volunteering in several community service projects as well as volunteering at the Kiwanis Kids Day event and helping out at the Kiwanis Thrift Store. Camp Miles is comprised of 1,280 acres and the Price-Sanders Scout Reservation, (which Camp Miles is a part of), occupies a section of land one mile wide and two miles deep, on the eastern boundary of the Cecil Webb Wildlife Management Area, in Charlotte County. Within the boundaries of the camp are various types of trees, plants and shrubs that are native to this portion of Florida. Camp Miles is located on State Road 74, 15 miles east of Punta Gorda and three miles west of the intersection of SR 31 and SR 74. newszap.comFree S p eechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!

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4 Caloosa Belle December 6, 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 Thursdays 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 Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classied 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 PurposeThe 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 prot margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge 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. Regional Economic Indicatorsby Matt KindermannFlorida Gulf Coast University just released its annual report on economic indicators, and presents an optimistic view about the economic future of the region. An economic indicator can be any market or industry that is tracked statistically. For instance, the number of washing machines manufactured can be an economic indicator because it shows that not only is there a demand for new washers, but people also have the money to buy them and there is a strong possibly that more new homes being built that require these machines. Therefore, production of washers has a lot to say about other parts of the economy; it is an indicator. For the 2012 FGCU study, researchers looked at airport traf c, employment rates, building permits, tourism tax revenues (such as taxes collected from hotels), population trends, and the Consumer Price Index that we discussed a few weeks ago. They found that passenger traf c at SWFL Regional Airport (RSW) has ticked up 1% over last year, keeping in line with the 1.6 percemt of annual population growth in the region. One indicator that is growing quickly is median home prices, which rose in Lee County approximately $40,000 over last year. What may be interesting to retailers is that the tourism tax revenues and taxable sales, both historically begin to rise in October and peak in March. This forecasts your potentially most pro table period, and can lead to you to determine your need for seasonal labor well into the month of March. Other optimistic news includes the unemployment rate, which has decreased in Hendry County 2.7% over the same period last year. To request a copy of this report, go to www.sw works.org/about/contact, include an e-mail address and write Please send the Regional Economic Indicator report.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. by Les MorganBack in the 50s there was a well known radio host/comedian/song writer in Hollywood named Stuart Hamblen who was noted for his drinking, womanizing, partying, etc. One of his bigger hits at the time was I wont go hunting with you Jake, But Ill go chasing women. One day, along came a young preacher holding a tent revival. Hamblen had him on his radio show presumably to poke fun at him. In order to gather more material for his show, Hamblen showed up at one of the revival meetings. Early in the service the preacher announced, There is one man in this audience who is a big fake. There were probably others who thought the same thing, but Hamblen was convinced that he was the one the preacher was talking about (some would call that conviction) But he was having none of that. Still the words continued to haunt him until a couple of nights later he showed up drunk at the preachers hotel door around 2AM demanding that the preacher pray for him! But the preacher refused, saying, This is between you and God and Im not going to get in the middle of it. But he did invite Stuart in and they talked until about 5 AM at which point Stuart dropped to his knees and with tears, cried out to God. But that is not the end of the story. Stuart quit drinking, quit chasing women, quit everything that was fun. Soon he began to lose favor with the Hollywood crowd. He was ultimately red by the radio station when he refused to accept a beer company as a sponsor. Hard times were upon him. He tried writing a couple of Christian songs but the only one that had much success was This Old House, written for his friend Rosemary Clooney. As he continued to struggle, a long time friend named John took him aside and told him, All your troubles started when you got religion, Was it worth it all? Stuart answered simply, Yes. Then his friend asked, You liked your booze so much, dont you ever miss it? And his answer was, No. John then said, I dont understand how you could give it up so easily. And Stuarts response was, Its no big secret. All things are possible with God. To this John said, Thats a catchy phrase. You should write a song about it. And as they say, The rest is history. The song Carl Stuart Hamblen wrote was It Is No Secret. It is no secret what God can do. What Hes done for others, Hell do for you. With arms wide open, Hell welcome you. It is no secret, what God can do.... By the way... the friend was John Wayne. And the young preacher who refused to pray for Stuart Hamblen? ... that was Bill y Graham. What do you need the Lord to do for you this Christmas season?Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. Do you have any hidden secrets in your life? MHHS Turkey ShootTuesday, Nov. 13, the MHHS Athletic Booster Club held the annual turkey shoot and raised $1,042 for the Moore Haven Jr-Sr High athletic program. The Boosters want to especially thank all those who volunteered, participated and sponsored turkeys for the event. The winners were as follows: Payton Woodward, Freddy Hartley (2), Lacy Green, Dennis Grif n, Gary Beck, Jimmy Pearce, Jake Eigner, Daniel Hernandez, Brice Prowant, Wayne Henderson and Easton Moss. Appreciation is extended to the following sponsors: Mike Pressley, Glades Electric Maxine Brantley, Dave McGee, Bret Whidden, Joe Flint, Carl Martin, Russell Bledsoe, Adams Angler, Melody Pools, Storm Boats, NAPA, Odebrecht, Insparation, IGA Grocery, Glades Land Development, All Seasons Welding, Gail Jones, Weston Pryor, Dusty Savoy, Aherns BP, Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, Clyde Johnson Construction and CCA. Event coordinators, Sonny Hughes and Kevin Bryant, would like to thank those who volunteered their services: Mike Pressley, Wayne Reese, Rayon Campbell, Lisa Randolph, Felinda Langdale, Cecil Bryant, John Huysman and Doug Bronson. If you would like to donate further to this event contact Lisa Randolph at 946-2083. Support the youth in Glades County. The y are our future. Norman HughesSpecial feelingsThe family of Alan Taylor would like to thank each and everyone for the love and prayers, for the food, cash donations, after services at Felda Community Center, for the ladies who set up food and cleaned up. God bless you. Love Alans Mom and famil y Thank You Matthew Kindermann Les Morgan

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Free Informational PresentationCome to the Veterans Foster Home Care Program Wednesday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dallas B. Townsend Center Hendry County Extension Of ce, 1085 Pratt Blvd. Do you have extra rooms in your home? Do you want to make a difference in a V eteran's life? Do you possess good personal care skills? Would you like to supplement your income? If you answered yes to all of the above then you need to come to this presentation! Presented by Lori Berkland-Jones, Medical Foster Home Coordinator with the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System Bay Pines Medical Foster Home Care.Chance drawingChance Drawing for 32 GB I-Pad with Retina display Wi-Fi & Cellular for AT&T Black w/ case Drawing will be held December 20, 7 p.m. at Family Eye Care Winter W onderland Open House 4-7 p.m. (You do not have to be present to win.) Proceeds to bene t long time Family Eye Care employee Carol Hoffman. Call 675-0761 for tickets $2 per ticket.MCI eventsMuse Community Association events for December include: December 8, Country J am Session and Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. December 20, Regular monthly board meeting. It will start at 7 p.m. There will be a Special Speaker; Mr. Bob Jones Director of Safety will discuss forming a Volunteer Brush Unit and the CPR program schedule for the January 17, 2013 meeting. Refreshments will be served. No Country Jam Session on the fourth Saturday. 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 863-674-0467.SCF meetingThe Swamp Cabbage Festival meets the rst Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. You must have a letter of nomination from your group or business if you wish to be a voting member. Santa’s helpersThe nice folks at Family Eye Care have signed on to help Santa out again this year. They're counting in you to drop off new, unw rapped toys for Toys for Tots at the center, 100 N. Main Street. Help make Christmas merry for everyone!Glades Democrats to meet December 13The Glades County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Moore Haven Yacht Club, Clubhouse, 845 Yacht Club Way. The Florida Democratic Party requires all County Democratic Executive Committee's to reorganize every four years. The meeting must take place in December. Nominations will be taken from the oor and the follow of ces will be voted on: Chairman, State Committeewoman, State Committeeman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer. Only precinct committeemen and precinct committeewomen can vote. All Democratic Elected of cials are automatic members of the Executive Committee and may cast a vote. For more information contact Ellen Hawk Geake 863-983-2922Humane society annual meetingThe Caloosa Humane Society's annual meeting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9-10 a.m. at the Caloosa Humane Society.NutcrackerThe Firehouse Community Theatre is pleased to announce our second show of the season; "Nutcracker" by Patrick Rainville Dorn and Bill Francoeur. This show stars several graduates of our Children's Summer Theatre Program and is directed by Mike Shough. This unique version of "The Nutcracker" captures the magic and fantasy of the original story by E.T.A. Hoffman, complete with our own Nutcracker! Showtimes are Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets for all our productions can NOW be purchased at our website www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com and are $12 in advance or you can still use our ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066. Tickets purchased the night of the performance are $14, however, we cannot guarantee a seat if we are sold out! The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. For more information about us or our upcoming performances, please call or visit our Web site!Hendry County Republican Party meeting in LaBelleThe Hendry County Republican Executive Committee will hold its December monthly meeting at the LaBelle City Hall, 481 Hickpoochee Ave, Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. Republican County Chairman Mel Karau invites all Republicans registered in Hendry County to attend. The agenda will include election of new of cers for the Hendry County Republican Executive Committee. For further information please call 675 4063.Lights of LoveHendry Regional Medical Center Foundation's LaBelle Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Thursday Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street. Please reserve your $5 light by sending in your donation and the names of your friends and loved ones to: Hendry Regional Medical Center, 544 W. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL 33440.Christmas craft, gift showThe third annual Christmas Craft and Gift Show at the Glades RV Resort will be on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Resort is located just off Hwy 80 between Hwy.... 27 and LaBelle. Local artists and crafters will be selling glass garden sculptures, Scentsy wickless candles, greeting cards, various kinds of homemade jewelry, photography, Christmas wreaths, potpourri, crocheted items; homemade noodles, turtles and caramel puffs; seashell novelties, artisan soaps, fused glass platters and spoon rests, earring charms, aprons, towels, many sizes of totes, company 31 totes and much more. Coffee and donuts for breakfast and a pulled pork sandwich with sides for lunch will be available for purchase dine in or carry out. To reserve a table for selling art or crafts, contact: Eulaine Delgado at 765-271-3665 or at eulainedelgado@aol.com. Cost is $10 per table for non-residents of the Glades, and $5 for residents. Plan now for our fourth annual sale on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m .American Legion Christmas DinnersThe American Legion Post members prepare and volunteers deliver 500-600 meals to local needy families and shut-ins (those con ned to their homes by illness, disability or lack of mobility). If you know of anyone who should receive a delivered meal, notify the Post of their name, correct address, phone number and how many meals to be delivered. Must be on the Christmas Dinner Delivery List by Monday morning, December 24. Drop names off at the American Legion Hall, or call the Post at 863-675-8300, Commander Myra Johnson 863-612-5591, or Nikki at 239-564-2005. We would like to invite volunteers to help assemble or deliver meals on Christmas Day. It is an experience you will treasure so come volunteer and enjoy the fellowship of others and spread the Christmas Spirit.Summer camp deadlineRiverside Retreat Summer Camp 2013 registration will be available on line by December 30. Information will be mailed to churches. Something new for 2013an early registration discount of $50 for those registering for regular summer camp weeks by April 15! June 30July 6, Mission Trip event for Jr. and Sr. High. July 713, July 1420, July 2127 ChildrenGrades 2, 3, 4 Jr. HighGrades 5, 6, 7 Sr. HighGrades 812 Legion sh fry and breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fr y every Friday, 5-7 p.m. Check out breakfast the rst Sunday every month, 699 SR 80W. Get ready for Winter BazaarCome out and support our local artisans and crafts people. The GFWC LaBelle Community Woman's Club is planning its Winter Bazaar for Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8. Friday night will be from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This will be held at the clubhouse on State Road 80 in LaBelle. The proceeds go to our scholarship fund and other community projects. Limited spaces still available, contact Janice Taylor at 863-673-9485 or 863-6752114. Booth rental rates are $20 inside and $10. Outside for non-members, rates for members are $15 inside and $ 5 outside. To join call Elvia Rodriguez at 863.675.5765 or 863.885.423). 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! 5 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 NEW NEW NEW NEWBROASTED CHICKENOur New Menu Is Here!LaBelle’s #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL Community Briefs

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A lva Middle School plans holiday concertAlva Middle School will hold its annual holiday band concert, spaghetti dinner and school choice tours on Thursday, Dec. 13, 5-8:30 p.m. Students and parents of 5th grade students will have an opportunity to meet 6th grade teachers. The spaghetti dinner is from 5-7 p.m. with takeout available. The price is $4 per adult and $3 per child. Science Fair Projects will be on display with the Award Ceremony from 7-7:30 p.m. Finish the evening out with a Holiday Concert performed by the Alva Middle School Band. Come out to Alva Middle School on December 13 and enjoy an evening full of events!Writers postpone meetingsThe Writer’s Guild will not be meeting during November or December. We will be publishing a project for anyone interested to be working on over the holidays. We look forward to an exciting 2013 year for writing. The meeting will resume the second Thursday, January 10, 2013, at noon in the Barron Library meeting room.Story timeBarron Library offers “Story Time with Marlena” every Tuesday morning at 10:15. Marlena reads to young children from toddlers to pre-K students. Please bring your youngsters to Barron Library for fun, interactive story time.Attention airboatersThe Airboat Buggy Conservation Club of SWFL will meet December 11 in preparation for the second Annual Airboat Buggy Show at the Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers. Contact Steve O’Bannon at 863-234-8109. New members welcome.Barron Library open for teen study groupsLaBelle High School students utilize the library’s conference room to prepare a class project. The library welcomes students, and the conference room can be reserved for special activities. Please call 863-675-0833. Be a Guardian Ad LitemWho speaks up for abused, neglected and abandoned children living in our area? Guardian ad Litem volunteers, supported by staff, advocate for our most vulnerable children in court, the child welfare system and the community. If you are a Florida resident, at least 21 years old, with 8-10 hours monthly to volunteer, you’re eligible! To make an online inquiry, please visit www.VoicesForKids.org. For more information and to reserve your orientation spot, please call Suzanne Flinn at 239-357-9889.Muse Association Correction:All events are open to the public and are 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.GOP mnthly meetingThe Widow’s Support Group will meet Thursday, December 20, 11:30 a.m. at th Log Cabin Br-B-Que. All widows welcome.New museum Web siteThe new LaBelle Heritage Museum website http://www.labellemuseum.org/ is up and running thanks Pat Johnson. Bookmar k http://www.labellemuseum.org/ as a favorite site and archive the old website. Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 20th from 4-7 pm for Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 6 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 Billie Steele, 91LABELLE — Billie Steele passed away, peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. A Southwest Florida native, Billie was born in Fort Myers on Dec. 17,1920, to Bert and Brody Langford. She grew up in Allapattah, Fla. where she attended Jackson High School. Just before World War II, she married her husband, Bryan Steele. Together they opened a beauty salon in South Miami w here she was the owner/operator for many y ears. In 1954, she moved to Atlanta with her husband and two children. Very social and creative, Billie enjoyed cooking, decorating, entertaining and playing games with her grandchildren. While in Atlanta she joined a bridge club and became lifelong friends with eight women who played bridge together for twenty-eight years. A woman with an engaging sense of humor, Billie made friends wherever she went. In 1982, to help dear friends run Mickey’s Pizza, Billie moved to LaBelle where she connected with friends, new and old, and loved them for the rest of her life. While in LaBelle, Billie continued to enjoy playing bridge. She socialized at the Church of the Good Shepherd and had many delightful, regular, Friday night dinners with a round table of her LaBelle companions. Billie is survived by her daughter, Terry Colby of Atlanta; her son, Bryan Steele of LaBelle; four grandchildren, Steve Colby, Sherri Madison, Jeffrey Durant, and Jacob Steele; one great-grandson, Benjamin Estes; a niece, Sharon Eldred; nephews, Mark Langford and Brody Langford; and many cousins, all of whom loved her and w ill miss her deeply. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Church of the Good Shepherd with a reception afterward in the church. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations can be made in memory of Billie Steele to: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood Parkway, La Belle, FL 33935 or Hope Hospice, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh A cres, FL 33936.Charles Clinton Teasley, 84LABELLE — Charles Clinton Teasley passed away Nov. 11, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh A cres. Charles was born on July 27, 1928 in Peason, La. Son of the late Obie and Lona Gunter Teasley, moving to Holopaw, Fla. in 1934, then later during his life to New Smyrna Beach. Served in the Korean Con ict with the US Army 1950-1952. He was retired from the Railroad and US Sugar Corporation in Clewiston. Charles was Baptist, a member of American Legion Post 130, VFW Post 10100 of LaBelle and New Smyrna Lodge 149 F&AM of New Smyrna Beach. Charles is survived by wife, Linda Goodenough Teasley of LaBelle; son, Mark C. Teasley of Edgewater, Fla.; godson, Savion Woods of Lehigh Acres; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Earlene Peeples, Edna Hester and Eva Doyle; brother, W. Herman Teasley. In memory of Charles a Memorial Service will be held on Dec. 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at The American Legion Post 130, 688 HWY 80 West, LaBelle, Fl. 33935. Family request Memorials be made to Hope Hospice/Palliative Care, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fl. 33908. Arrangements by The Neptune Society, Ft Myers.Ruby Earline Helton, 62LaBelle — Ruby Earline Helton, passed away Nov. 29, 2012 in Fort Myers. She was born Jan. 25, 1950 in Tampa, FL, to the late Perry Marvin and Jewel Lee (Hall) Ballard. Survivors include her son, Harold “Bubba” Stacy of LaBelle; daughters; Carmen (Husband Juan) Guijosa of LaBelle and Martha “Whoadie” Helton of LaBelle; mother Jewel (Late Perry) Ballard of LaBelle; brother Perry Ballard II of LaBelle; sister Joan Phillips (Late Rodney); grandchildren, Juan (Dakota) Guijosa, Ana Guijosa, Adam Guijosa, Stefani Guijosa, Christian Guijosa, Amberli Guijosa, and Angel Guijosa; and great granddaughter, Kyleen Joleen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Helton Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 11 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Cliff Gobble of ciating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Wed, Dec. 5, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Christmas music at First BaptistThe First Baptist Church of LaBelle Christmas Musicals will be performed on the 16th, 22nd and 23rd of December and will be open to the public. On the 16th of December, please come and enjoy our Children’s choir performance of “The Light Has Come”, starting at 11 a.m. Our Adult choir will perform “The Hope of Christmas” December 22 at 6 p.m. and again on December 23 also at 6 p.m. These performances are free and no tickets are required. The First Baptist Church of LaBelle is located at 330 North Main Street in LaBelle. For more information you may call us at 675-2171. Come and enjoy the show.College and careers Bible studyCaloosa Baptist College and Careers class is starting a new Bible study: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. A stronger walk with God isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts — it’s falling in love with God. Mark your calendars for a time of fellowship, fun and discipleship for Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Charlie’s Coffee Shop. We look forward to seeing you there! Church Briefs Community Briefs

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by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Everybody wants to live a long, fruitful and useful life. We could all take a few lessons from Evelyn Foss who celebrated her 105th birthday November 14. She was born in Iowa in 1907, the second y oungest of seven children. Evelyn was one of just two girls. Her sister lived to be 101. A resident of Oakbrook Nursing Home, Evelyn was the guest of honor at her birthday party which, she said, “was all so nice, Everything was beautiful,” she added about the lovely party on the porch. Evelyn was born on her family’s farm outside of Columbia Junction, Iowa. To talk with Evelyn is to almost touch a not-too-distant history that is both foreign and intriguing to folks in the 21st Century. She recalls the one-room schoolhouse she and a group of siblings and friends walked one-and-ahalf miles to every day. The school averaged about 15 students daily and had a coal stove to ward off the winter cold. She said she liked school and went to college but never graduated. The family lived on a 640-acre farm with a six bedroom house near the railroad and Evelyn recalls that tramps would stop at the farmhouse for food. She saw hard times in her youth. Evelyn suffered through the infamous u epidemic of 1918 that took millions of lives worldwide. She recalls saying farewell to two of her brothers who joined the military in World War I. One of whom worked at a hospital where he told his family they couldn’t bury the u casualties fast enough. there wasn’t enough time. She recalls that during the epidemic another of her brothers used to ride a horse to the neighbors, quarantined with u victims, where he did chores for them and picked up a bucket on their porch, milked their cows for them, and replaced the full bucket on the porch for them to retrieve after he was gone. She knew one 12year-old neighbor girl who died with the u. Evelyn, herself, contracted the disease and a doctor friend of her father’s came to the house in his buggy to treat her. The only thing she remembered about the medicine she took was “It was something I didn’t like.” Evelyn said the u was “awfully bad” and that she lost the hearing in her right ear from its effects. There are lots of bad memories: Watching the neighbor’s house burning down in the cold, cold winter, her brothers helping other neighbors since there was no re department; Lightning burned down one of their own barns. Her father was out of town and the only way to let him know was by telegraph. There are even more good memories: The family had huge orchards with apples and peaches they sold and kept apples in a cave her dad made outside their back door for themselves; Doing her chore taking care of the chickens; The men cutting ice blocks from the river and creek and preserving them with saw dust until they nally melted. The family used the ice to make homemade ice cream and cool drinks in big water pitcher set in a pan of ice. The family churning butter, made their own cheese and buttermilk. Her father bought the rst car in the county. The family was ready to go to a cousin’s wedding in their customary carriage in another town, but her father kept stalling till someone nally arrived with the brand new car. She was just a baby but the excitement of it is still cause for family memories. Evelyn married a young man she went to high school with. They both went to college he in Monmouth, IL and she in Faireld, Iowa. Then they started their own farm but, sadly, he was killed in a car crash hit by a train on the railroad track. Their daughter wasn’t born yet and Evelyn returned to her parents home for several years with her baby daughter, Royene now Royene Hankins of LaBelle. Evelyn later married again, a man who came from Chicago to work in Iowa. He knew people there and came to work as a bricklayer and stone mason. He also fell in love with Royene and the little family prospered and had a happy life. She said she worked as a substitute teacher a lot, but also worked at the post of ce for a while and in a tomato canning factory during World War II. The couple moved to Florida in 1952 where they built a home in St. Petersburg and also a trailer storage possibly the rst in the state. At the time the county didn’t even kno w what kind of permit it needed. Through the good and the bad, Evelyn Foss has thrived and continues to do so. Only her hearing is somewhat impaired, otherwise she is in very good physical condition and her mind is also quite sharp. She has made her home at Oakbroo k Nursing Home since last Spring. ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 7 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 These health fairs are free and open to the public. We will be doing free Blood Pressure, Weight, Pulse and Oxygen checks. Mini Health Fair: Collingswood Apartments, Thursday, Dec. 13, at 8 a.m. 4001 Collingswood Parkway Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health Fair: Aqua Isles-Thursday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. 900 Aqua Isles Blvd. Ace HH # 299991018. Mini Health Fair: Maple Corner-Thursday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. Ace HH # 299991018. Mini Health Fair: Whisper Creek-Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. Ace HH # 299991018. Mini Health Fair: LaBelle CommonsThursday Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. 284 Bryan Ave., A ce HH License # 299991018. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support GroupThursday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. at Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., Ace HH License # 299991018. Mini Health Fair: Harlem Gardens Apartments, Thursday Dec.20, at 10 a.m. Clewiston Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health Fair: Clewiston Senior Center, Thursday, Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. Next to The John Boy Auditorium. Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health Fair: Hope Connections LaBelle-Friday Dec. 14, 11 a.m., Cowboy Way HH # 299991018. Open to the Public. Mini Health Fair: Hope Connections Moore Haven, Monday, Dec. 17, at 11:30 a.m. 691 US 27 NW Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health Fair: Aruba RV Park, Lake Port, Monday, Dec. 17, at 9: a.m., Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health Fair: MRV Park, Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 9 a.m. Moore Haven. Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health FairsDecember 2012 A t age 105, the good far outweighs the bad Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantEvelyn Foss, 105 and still going strong.

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PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, December 8 from 3:45 to 5 pmVISION ACE HARDWARE Action Adventure Fine Dining Entertainment Travel RomanceAnd Lots of Laughter! Wishing You A Newsworthy Season!May your holiday season contain all the makings of lasting memories for you and your loved ones. We appreciate your readership and look forward to your continued support. We also like to let you know about ourEARLY DEADLINESfor the December 27th issue: Display ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Classi“ed ads Thursday, December 20 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 24 at 2 pm 8 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersEasy Holiday EleganceDon’t forget the Captain Hendry House Dinner at the Hendry House Monday, December 10. You have till 5 p.m. Friday, December 7, to get your ticket. Call 675-6007. Open house hours are 6 – 8 p.m. Dec. 11 – hosted by the LaBelle Heritage Museum Dec. 12 – hosted by the Hendry/Glades Youth Leadership Dec. 13 – hosted by the LaBelle Heritage Museum Dec. 14 – hosted by the LaBelle 4-H Nature Club Drawing for the Bird House raf e Dec. 15 – hosted by the LaBelle Heritage Museum Drawing for the Museum’s Gator Kiddie Kar Submitted photo/ Margaret EnglandInland Hiking and Birding FunThe public is invited to Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Sub-Chapter program and meeting to be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House, 270 Avenue L, Moore Haven. Margaret England will present an informative program on “Inland Hiking and Birding Fun.” Directions to Westergaard House: From US27 in Moore Haven turn at the courthouse. Go three blocks to Avenue L, turn left and go several blocks to brown house with white trim. For Information contact Betty Loomis 863-532-9339 or to carpool from LaBelle contact Margaret England 863-517-0202. Visit Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-chapter on Facebook for activities. If you haven’t yet experienced the Captain Hendry House charm and history, please make this the place to be on Saturday, December 8th from 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Our Arts of the Inland event is your opportunity to buy gifts for those special people on y our list or simply amble in and around this LaBelle treasure. Our member artists (visual, literary, and performing) will be available on the beautiful wrap-around porch so you can experience and buy their work. Inside the charming house will be live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Join us for a special evening beginning at 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th at the CAPTAIN HENDRY HOUSE, 512 Fraser Avenue, LaBelle. Directions: From State Hwy. 80 in LaBelle, turn north on Hardee Street (at the Log Cabin Barbacue Restaurant) Follow it until it ends, turn left on Fraser St., and the Captain Hendry House will be on your right. The parking area is on your left. Arts of the Inland is bringing this special event to you for no charge! Celebrate the season with Arts of the Inland: Special gifts for special people

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Volunteer for arbitrationThe Hendry County Court Administration is seeking volunteers for its Juvenile Arbitration program. The ideal candidate enjoys working with youth and has a strong desire to help them transition out of the Juvenile Justice 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. 9 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantGettin’ their groove onSome of the girls at LaBelle High School are jazzing up the home basketball games with dance routines at halftime. Just one more reason to come out and enjoy Cowboy and Cowgirl sports! Submitted photo/ Steve HeinCowboys Cross Country runs well at State Championship FinalsCowboys Cross Country nished in the top half of the 24 participating teams at the state championship for the 2A high school division, in some chilly Tallahassee weather. Put in perspective: the Cowboys placed 11th out of the 134 schools that make up the division. The team says good bye to Carlos Suarez and captain Erick Medina, who are graduating this year, as this was their last high school race. Pictured front row from left: Dalton Hyser, Erick Medina (captain), Joel Chairez, Justin Reyes, Pedro Dimas, Carlos Suarez, Victor Salinas, Omar Moreno, Eduardo Benitez. Back row: Coaches Steve Hein, Maurice McClain and Head Coach Jef Frost. Submitted photoThe 2012-2013 LHS bo y s basketall team. The LaBelle Cowboys Boys Basketball team kicked the season off with wins over Lake Placid, Gateway Charter and Southwest Florida Christian. The two losses came on the road from district foe Bishop Verot and Lemon Bay. The Cowboys are 1-1 in the district going to Dunbar on Monday for district contest. “The Cowboys have been lead with very balanced scoring so far this year with seniors Derrick Bass, Andrew Jean Baptist, Devante Ray, Ellis J ohnson, Jason Arnold and Major Williams. A ll the seniors have stepped up at one time or another this season,” Coach Kelley. Devante Ray and Derrick Bass lead the team in Double-Doubles. Devante had a very impressive one against Gateway with 17 points and 15 rebounds while Derrick had 13 points and 12 rebounds against Lake Placid. The Cowboys would like to invite you out Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1 for Naples High and December 15 at 6 for Fort Myers High. There was a time change on the Naples game due to the Football All-Star Game Ray Johnson and Bass will participate in on Saturday night. Cowboys open season 3-2 Community Brief

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Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantRelay for LifeFun with a purpose took over the LaBelle Civic Center November 8 as the American Cancer Society kicked off the 2013 Relay for Life, dubbed “The Magic of Relay — Dream It, Hope It, Cure It.” The Disney theme should bring out the kid in everyone. Several speakers got things moving. Good food and games helped to keep things light as organizers kept up the all important message. LaBelle Relay Chairman Kristi Hall said there are currently nine teams signed up for the April 20-21 event. For more information contact Kristi Hall at jimbyy@ aol.com or call 254-449-5893. Good down-to-earth fun was the name of the game as Relay participants enjoyed playing “Junk in the Trunk” by shaking their booties to dislodge ping pong balls from an empty box tied to their behinds. Participating in Relay for Life is a family affair for the Marquezes of LaBelle in recognition of young Hector, who is a cancer survivor. Three years ago Hector was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, an uncommon, very aggressive type of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Hector’s cancer was treated with chemotherapy and radiation. He returns for a checkup every three months. Pictured are, front row: Caleb Marquez, 2. Back row from left: Mickey Mouse, Jacob, 8, Hector, 11, Elsy, 6, and Minnie Mouse. 10 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 ***SUMMER HOURS*** Tues. Fri. 9am 6pm Sat. 7am-2pm HOURS TUES. FRI. 9AM 6PM SAT. 7AM-2PM AA AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC 239-214-1314Locally Owned Where Quality Counts!LIC#HC12-501.SP GOLF CARTS from Moyer s 239-470-8352 Refurbished pre-owned Carts Custom Cars, Rentals, Accessories, Parts, Tires, BatteriesMoyers Electric Car Rental, Inc 5775 W. State Rd. 80 LaBelle, FL at LOAD & LOCK Storage E-mail Roger at moyers.1@netzero.net HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Dec. 6: Boys Soccer, Home, 6 varsity Dec. 8: Boys basketball, 1 and Boys JV 2:30 Dec. 11: Girls and boys soccer varsity, Mooney 6-7:30 Dec. 12: Boys soccer, Clewiston Dec. 13: Girls basketball, Lake Placeid 6-7:30 Dec. 14: Girls and boys soccer varsity, Verot 5-7 Dec. 15: Boys basketball Fort Myers High 4:30-6 LHS Sports Schedule for December Junior Pro basketballJunior Pro basketball levels K, 1 and 2 grade start Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at LHS. Also, players are needed for boys 6, 7, and 8th grade. Call Darrell Harris at 673-5475 or sign up with Pat Langdord at Langford Ford. Assistant coaches are also needed at all levels.LHS alumni girls soccerLaBelle high school will hold its second annual girls soccer alumni game on December 22 at 7 p.m. Any former girls’ soccer players interested in playing please stop by the front of ce at the LaBelle High School for a registration form, or come see Vicky Vasquez, Nancy Rodriguez or Maggy Stansly. The cost for players will be $20; this includes an alumni tee shirt and will pay the of cial expenses. Fans interested in going to watch this exciting event, the entrance will only be $2 and there will be food and drinks sold. All proceeds will bene t the Labelle High School girls’ soccer team. If you have an y questions please contact Raymond Marroquin at (863)234-8645.LaBelle Baseball CampLaBelle Baseball Camp will teach the fundamentals and routines, just like a high school baseball player, December 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and December 9, 1-4 p.m. $10 per player. Parents are welcome; the instructor will talk to them about high school baseball. The players will learn the basic fundamentals and work ethic it takes to make them a better baseball player no matter the age. The players will need to wear baseball pants and bring their own equipment. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the kids go for lunch from 11 a.m.-12 p.m, and start again in the afternoon. The players will be split up, ages 9-12 and 13-15. The players will learn from actual high school baseball players, as well as former players. If you are interested, please call or text Josh at (863) 517-2680, so that he can get your information. Hope to see you on the diamond! Sport Shorts This Saturday, December 8, at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will be on hand at the Hendry Count Motorsports Park. During intermissin all children will have a chance to take pictures and visit with Santa, who will be collecting toys for the Salvation Army Toys for Tots drive. All children 12 years and younger will be admitted free with an adult tickets only $10 when donating a new or gently used toy. All who attend will see street stock stars do battle for 50 laps on the 3/8th mile high banked Everglades clay in the rst ever South Flroida Street Stock State Championship. Local stars such as Jesse Brown, Tom Powers, Tommy Hill, Trent Wilson, David McCormack and Brian Morgan will battle drivers from aruond the state for the chance of winning this prestigeous event. There will also be many other classes in action such as the open wheel modi eds, limited late models, pure stocks, V-8 bombers and mini stocks. The speedway is located 1/2 mile north of the Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 27 intersection at the Hendry and Glades County line just south of Moore Haven. This will be the last event of the 2012 racing season. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7. There will be lots of great food on hand ahd this will truly be one of the best family events of the year. For more information call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-888 or go to Hendry racing.com. Santa to visit Speedway

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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Ray Clinard, Chairman 431772 CN/CB 12/6/2012 NOTICE OF MEETING FOR A SECTOR PLAN LOCATED IN SOUTHWESTERN HENDRY COUNTY Notice is hereby given that the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will conduct an interagency/intergovernmental coordination meeting on December 14, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, Labelle, Florida, concerning a sector plan being proposed by Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership. Representatives from the public, local governments, adjacent counties, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and other state agencies are invited to the meeting.Please contact Sarah Catala, Associate Planner, Hendry County, at 863-675-5240 or email scatala@hendry a.net if you should have any questions. 432000 CN/CB 12/6/2012 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, December 20, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1M03Pavement-Core-Back lling & Maintenance of Traf c for Pavement Coring, District Wide.-Budget Estimate: $108,743.00. E1M20Underdeck Herbicide Application & Litter Removal in Charlotte & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $120,000.00 E1M21Underdeck Herbicide Application & Litter Removal in Glades & Hendry Counties.-Budget Estimate: $150,000.00. E1M22Delivery, Placement & Maintenance of Sod until Established; including water & fertilizer. Areas to be prepped by in-house DOT shoulder crew in Highlands & Okeechobee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $145,000.00. E1M23Providing Maintenance of Traf c in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1M25Intermediate, Small & Slope Mowing, Litter Removal & Edging & Sweeping in Hendry County. -Budget Estimate: $30,000.00 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. 431585 CN/CB 11/29;12/6/2012 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 2915 2009 2024329-28000000860 Monna Shreve Williams Lots 159 and 160, Ford Park, Section One, a subdivision according to the plat thereof Recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431023 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2055 2009 1354432-A0000700100 Maria Chacon The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4488 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431111 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2026 2009 1354432-A0000120100 Jorge Hernandez & Rosa Ramos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35,Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4625 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431137 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2062 2009 1354432-A0001020000 Mervyn Bruno and Phyllis Bruno-David The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4418, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431138 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2182 2009 1364432-A0002110100 Toribio Diago The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 30 feet. Also known as Tract 4133 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431139 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2056 2009 1354432-A0000710000 BC and PC Corporation The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, 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 4487, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431132 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2054 2009 1354432-A0000700000 Juana Rosquete Estate and Belle Steiner The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter in Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4489 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431064 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2028 2009 1354432-A0000140100 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 4644 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431026 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on December 17 2012 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1996 Ford, VIN: 2FMDA5143TBC19546 1994 Jeep, VIN: 1J4GZ58Y4RC110728 2002 Toyota, VIN: 4T1BF30K12U527501 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 431842 CN 12/6/2012 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 2095 2009 1354432-A0002180100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 3859 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431135 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Houses RentDowntown 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. “ONE MONTH’S FREE RENT to quali ed renter!” Call (863) 675-3433 Huge 3BR, 1.5BA Estate 1800 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $600 month. Call 239-285-7020 Labelle2bd/1ba 4004 W. Sun ower Cir., in good condition. Call 863-675-8114 LEHIGH Duplex, 3br./2ba. Mirror Lakes area. Near SR 82. Lawn care included. excellent cond. $600 mo. plus sec. 239-369-9567. Storage Space RentLABELLE 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 Mobile Home RentCrescent Acres 2 cuartos, 2 banos traila $300 por mes o $75 por semana. 863-612-5214 Habla espanol y English CRESENT ACRES 2br 2bath mobile home. $300/mo. or $75/wk Call 863-612-5214. FELDA 2 br./2 ba. off CR 830. Good cond. $500/month. Call: 239-369-9567 or 239-565-5033 Mobile Home for Rent 1 bd., Washer & A/C. In City. Call (863) 517-0764. Mobile HomeSale2004 zone III doublewide, 4 br, 2 bath. This home is in mint condition. $49,900 Easy nancing available. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. Doublewide 3br, 2bath on half acre lot in Brittany Oaks. Only $54,900 with very easy nancing. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 In LaBelle city limits. 3 br, 2bath doublewide. Owner nancing with good or bad credit. $5,000 down. Low monthly payments. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 New 3br, 2bath doublewide only $49,900 includes a/c, setup and skirting. We also have lots available for you. Low down payments, low monthly payments. Call 863-675-8888 or 863-673-4325 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsMeyers 12’ aluminum boat with 4 stroke, 4hp “new” Yamaha motor $650 Apartment size electric dryer $50. Radial arm Craftsman saw w/stand, accessories $65 863-675-7080 Campers/RVsLaBelle Woods RV Resort, LaBelle, FL 1997 Coachman Catalina 36 ft – 5th wheel. 2 slice outs, 10X20 lanai, car port, aluminum roof, ready to move in. In a nice RV Park with pool, hot tub and activities. Great year round home or winter home. Asking $12,900 or make an offer, must sell! By owner 610-393-4478 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Motorcycles1990 Yamaha VIRAGO 535 Do you need a new toy? This is it. Low mileage!! Runs great!!!! Gets over 50 miles to the gallon!! $1,500.00 (863)673-5083 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public Notice

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Parents, students, and community members, mark your calendars for December 18, at 7 p.m, C.A.R.E.S (Community Awareness in Recognizing and Educating on Suicide) will be at LHS to present the dangers and warning signs of self-mutilation and suicide awareness. LHS Counselors and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce believes that parents, community members, and students should be informed and equipped to handle life situations that are considered complex and critical. Even if you don’t think this information pertains to you as a family or individual, please plan to attend You never know when you may encounter people struggling with self-mutilation and suicidal tendencies. Other important upcoming events:  Seniors begin applying for Florid a Bright Futures Dec. 17, 2012 at www. oridastudent nancialaid.org. Check the website to see if you qualify!  Dec. 20, 2012 thru Jan 4, 2013 Winter Break! Students return JAN 7, 2013.  Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm is Financial Aide Night. PARENTS AND SENIORS are strongly encouraged to attend!  Jan. 24, 2013 is LHS Progress Reports! Parents should ask students to see their reports make sure students are on track for gr duation.  Parents and Seniors, it is vital that you complete the FAFSA early at http://www. fafsa.ed.gov/ also contact Edison State College at 863-674-0408 for upcoming FAFS A workshops. The partnership between the parent and school is critical. Please take advantage o f the numerous resources offered by LaBelle High School to track your student’s progress. Parents can access their student’s grades through http://gradebook.hendryschools.org/pinnacle/piv, a parent password and login must be obtained through the LHS Guidance Department. Also, all events and upcoming events are posted on the LHS Web site at http://www.hendry-schools.org. 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 2065 2009 1354432-A0001090000 Cornel & Peaches Davis The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, 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 4470 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431052 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 870 2005 1134432-A0001660100 Andres Perez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, 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 2991 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431092 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2094 2009 1354432-A0002150100 Luis Deville The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 35, 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 No. 3861 in 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431131 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 1748 2008 1224432-01000550130 Morgan & Rosa J. Aponte Lot 13, Block 55, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431062 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2058 2009 1354432-A0000800100 Carter Construction and Development, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4529, 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431133 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 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 2086 2009 1354432-A0001760000 Lawrence & Aleida Arlene Capomaggi The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Also known as 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 December, 2012 which is the 27th day of December, 2012. Dated this 14th day of November, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 431065 CN 11/22,29 & 12/6,13/2012 Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CR 78 CORRIDOR FROM JUST EAST OF KELL MILL BOULEVARD TO NOBLES ROAD, LABELLE, FL FM # 425884 1 58 01 BID # 2013-13 OPENING DATE AND TIME: December 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Construction of Road Improvements, CR 78 Corridor from just east of Kell Mill Blvd. to Nobles Road, LaBelle, FL.” 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 December 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request 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. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. 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 430647 CN/CB 11/15,22,29;12/6/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeSPECIAL NOTICE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE Pursuant to Florida statutes chapter 590.125, be advised that the FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE will be conducting fuel treatment (control burning, mowing or chopping) in selected parcels in the following designated areas during the period November 1, 2012-December 31, 2013. These treatments are for reducing the re occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks. Township 42 Range 29 Sections-32 Township 43 Range 28 Sections1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 and 31 Township 43 Range 29 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 28,33 and 34 Township 43 Range 30 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, 28,32;33,34,35 and36 Township 43 Range 31 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,33,34, and 35 Township 43 Range 32 Sections 6,7,18,19,20,29,30,31 and 32 Township 43 Range 34 Sections 7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26 Township 44 Range 28 Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31 Township 44 Range 29 Sections 4,9,14,15 and 16 Township 44 Range 32 Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34,35 and 36 Township 44 Range 33 Sections 5,6,7,8 west half of 18,19,29,30,31 and 32 Township 45 Range 29 Sections 8,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,32,33,34 and 35 Township 48Range 33 Section 9 If your real property is not located in the designated areas above, you need not concern yourself with this matter. Otherwise if you should have any objections or questions, please direct them to the: FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE 10941 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, Fl. 33905 431858 CB 12/6,13/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL ASSESSMENT SPECIAL MEETING/ PUBLIC HEARING CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT To the owners and all persons interested in the lands corporate and other property in and adjacent to the Central County Water Control District, “the District”: You are noti ed that the District will hold a regular meeting and public hearing on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the District Conference Room, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Florida 33440 for the purpose of hearing objections of all interested persons to the Final Assessment Resolution which shall establish the Maximum Assessment Rate and approve the Initial Assessment Roll adopted by the District at a duly advertised public meeting on October 11, 2012. A geographic description of the real property subject to the special assessment is as follows: That certain real property known as “Montura Ranch Estates” including Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36 and a portion of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East and Sections 19, 29, 30, 31, 32, and the West half of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County and a portion of Section 7, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida described as that portion of The Woodland Subdivision recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 1 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. A general description of the Project for which the special assessment is being imposed is to increase the District’s permitted pumping capacity into the District’s existing four (4) square mile reservoir as follows: 1. Completion of Reservoir Levee Improvements -Construction of the 2.5 miles of the levee that remains to be completed in order to allow water retention at design/permitted capacity; and 2. Installation of Additional Pumps The installation and or replacement of two additional pumps upon completion of the Reservoir Levee thereby increasing the District’s permitted pumping capacity from 250,000 gpm to 300,000 gpm, a net 50,000 gpm theoretical increase in pumping capacity. A detailed description of the Project is on le in the of ce of the secretary of the District and contained in the District’s amended water control plan. The maximum assessment total rate for this special assessment is $256.96 per acre and the estimated maximum total revenue to be collected by the Hendry County Tax Collector on behalf of the District is $2,056,209.62. The total taxable acreage for the Project is 8,002.10. Failure to pay the Special Assessment will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property or foreclosure proceedings to be instituted, either of which may result in a loss of title to the property. All affected Owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the District within 20 days of this notice. 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. It is the responsibility of any person requiring an interpreter for the purposes of this public hearing to provide an interpreter of their own choosing to interpret at the public hearing at their own. The District will not have an interpreter at this hearing. 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, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 431568 CN 11/29;12/6/2012 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 LHS Counselor Corner LMS PTO to meetMonday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in the library, the LaBelle Middle School PTO will hold its December meeting. Parent College speaker will be Mr. Tyson Frantz, Athletic Director. Join us to nd out what is happening at your child’s school. School Briefs You don’t have to be a ‘writer’ to share some of your experiences or knowledge about LaBelle. Pick something local to do a SHORT story about or history of some o f LaBelle’s color. The river, bridges, City of Oaks, citrus, macadamia nut farm, blueberry farm, local birds, Firehouse Theatre, Flora & Ell a era, Ida Kirby, Joe Risley, Oliver Murray (still alive) so many others, State bird, ower, tree, state history, LaBelle history, Captain Hendry, Captain Hendry House, communit y organizations, churches, etc, etc. NOW is the time, before more histor y and color of LaBelle is lost! Please submit your story to the Caloosa Belle. Drop it off, or e-mail to Patty at pbrant@newszap.com. by January 8, 2013. YOU can do it.even anonymous. Take a little time over the holidays. We can edit it if requested. Write For and About LaBelle:

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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 14 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithSafety Patrol of the month: Mariana Alvarado. Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithRow 1: Aden Moore, Ediberto Santos – Garcia, Ulysses Granados – Gomez, V ictor Reyes, Bryan Salas, Dawson Ellis, Bryan Martinez and Eric Madrid; row 2: Miadel na Venegas, Jesenia Morales, Isabella Perez, Ariana Guijosa, Emily Dobbins, Adriana Santillian, Pricila Rodriguez and Jadan Cochran, Not pictures: Manuel Deras, Adalia Arellano. Submitted photos/ Suzy SmithRow 1: William Salas, So a Sanchez, So a Sarabia, Leyton Spencer; Row 2: Christian Parrish, Jesus Villagomez, Rogelio Ibarra, Nayeli Errequin. Not Pictured: Leah Herrera, Alejandro Jimenez and Maria Ramos. LES Students for the Month for October by Pudge LehmanI’ve gotten in the habit of taping every program so when watching it later I can fast forward through all the commercials and discovered rather quickly that I couldn’t nd the remote button in dim light so I glued a tiny piece of sandpaper to the right button. I never nish a carton of milk before it expires and have just discovered a way to keep it from spoiling. Take a really clean quart jar and pour the milk in UP TO THE TOP!!.. V ery important...The lid should touch the milk. Apparently its the air above the milk that makes it spoil. For the same reason y ou should turn cartons of yogurt, cottage cheese etc. upside down after opening. Be sure the lid ts tight and if you worry about leaking just put the container, upside down, in a bowl or plate. Same goes for paint cans. A gain, be sure the lid is on tight. Winter squash is hard to cut but here is a quick way. Pierce it with a knife or ice pick and cook for the recommended time in the microwave. Cut in half and take a spoon and scoop out the seeds. A serrated grapefruit spoon works great. Then continue on with however you serve it. Put the seeds in a colander and run water over them while rubbing them with your ngers to separate from the pulp, dry them a little on a paper towel and put on a baking sheet. Bake a few minutes on about 300 degrees then spray them with cooking spray and bake a while longer till crispy. Sprinkle with salt while still hot. Signs seen along the way of life: On a fence: Salesmen welcome!! Dog food is expensive....or...Front yard of a funeral home: Drive carefully!! We’ll wait.... or...A car exhaust store: No appointment necessary..We hear you coming. W itches Brew

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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 SELLING RV $39,000 36 Class A, Ford V-10 Gas; 2 Slides, 2 Acs, See tour: www. tourfactory.com/ idxr895686 $299,000 REDUCED! 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $495,000 REDUCED Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial with 2 homes on the property 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 WalkerCITY CLOSE, COUNTRY QUIETƒ Luscious 5 acres surrounded by oak trees and brimming with wonderful wildlife! Exceptional brick home, built in 2006. Excellent family-friendly ”oor plan with 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, French doors, transom windows and much more! $275,000 RENTAL: 3BR/2BA in Pt LaBelle, 1 car garage $700/month 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 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $295,000 Cowboy Way 5 Ac +/Industrial. Will split, Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing. Water/sewer nearby $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $198,000 Boat docks are permitted. 3/2 plus den w/new kitchen & baths in 2010. Brand new wood ”ooring, appliances included. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/ Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. LOTS & LAND $2,500 Port LaBelle Lots $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the citySOLD SOLDSOLD MOBILE HOMES of LaBelle, oversized lot, woodlike ”ooring, carpet, master bath has tiled shower, and much much more. Priced to sell at $69,900. ven. $50,000. living area. Near schools/shopping $49,900. tured home on .31+/acres. 1,600+/sq. ft. living area, “replace, and oversized master suite. $39,900. home on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $35,000. manufactrued home on .82+/acres. Needs some TLC $19,900. Call about our vacant land! LOTS to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. sion $13,500. $13,500. $12,500. $4,950. Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Lisa Cox Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker WE’RE A TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF THIS YEAR PLEASE DROP OFF A NEW UNOPENED TOY FOR A NEEDY CHILD IN THE LABELLE AREA. 15 Caloosa Belle December 6, 2012 W est Glades Students of the Month Submitted photos/ Sylvia GuzmanK-2 Grade Students for October: Julien Villa, Ty Murray, Isabella Alexander, Alexandra Nelson, Joshua Mason, Brenann White, Adalyn Berden, Kyle Lowman, Dalton George, Saul Carlos Submitted photos/ Sylvia Guzman3-4 Grade Students for October:: Logan Stockwell, Logan Sanders, Jade Tabarez, Gion CrewsMartinez, Michael Stevens Submitted photos/ Sylvia Guzman5-8 Grade Students for October:: Lillian Collier, Windall Tindall, Camrann White, Rhyan Heggie, Chase Altman, Kiara Santiago, Eduardo Lazalde Not Pictured: Zachary Tanner

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