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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 12-20-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2094 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C35. 15 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1145 RCL Customer and Owner Loyalty Cash. Must own a 1995 or ne wer Ford vehicle to qualify for Loyalty Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 12/31/12. Thursday, December 20, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 50 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle At this year’s Legislative Delegation meeting two experienced leglslators, although new to Hendry County, conducted the session. Newly-elected Senator Dwight Bullard, representing District 39, and Matt Hudson, of District 80. Both are tasked with serving Hendry County as a result of redistricting. The session took place December 11 at City Hall. Beginning the session Rep. Hudson told the audience these meetings will help keep Hendry County “on the grid.” Rep. Hudson may be new to Hendry County, but he kept former Rep. Denise Grimsley’s local assistant, Kim Hamilton, Also, Hendry County still has lobbyist Joe Spratt in Tallahassee. County Attorney and Interim County Administrator Mark Lapp explained the county’s chief interests in state matters, beginning with Medicaid. He said Hendry County supports the idea of Medicaid payments going to state He also asked that funding for small county programs please be continued. Road programs such as SCRAPP and SCOPP are particularly useful, he noted, identifying CR 833, 835, 78 and 832 as having bene tted from that funding. SCOPP monies have funded local roads by as much as seven gures and are utilized every year. Every year Hendry County seeks Small County Courthouse to improve its 1926 landmark courthouse. Mr. Lapp said the inside, mortar and foundation are failing and the original iron sewer pipe needs replacing. In the area of transportation three SR 80 segments are currently under construction; with the two nal segments still to be completed. Construction for Helms Road Extension (SR 29 to SR 80) is essential, he added. At Airglades Airport, he said a new jet rehab tenant needs runway improvements of $9 million and bene ts not only transportation but economic deveiopment as it promises some 180 new jobs. Mr. Lapp also asked for funding for the Port LaBelle gravity utility system. LaBelle connecting to Tallahassee Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersJoy of the SeasonThomas Gaskins was a little shy with the Big Guy, but got the job done. Santa knows all about Thomas. His sister, Sadie, enjoyed the visit, too. Their parent are Jennifer and Thomas III of LaBelle. See more Christmas photos on Page 9. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The Hendry County commissioners reorganized their board at the December 11 meeting. Commissioner Karson Turner became chairman while Commissioner Al Perry was named vice chair. Regular committee seats were divided among all the commissioners.Impact feesThe new board voted to do away with impact fees at this time. Originally, the board intended to suspend impact fees through 2013, reinstating them in 2014 at fty percent. Both the City of LaBelle and City of Clewiston, along with the school board, had agreed to the change. However, when the subject came up, the commission opted to do away with the fees altogether. New Commissioner Don Davis did not want any impact fees at this time, saying, the “only thing they impact is growth.” BOCC reorganizes, terminates impact feesSee Fees — Page 2 See Legislature — Page 2

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Caloosa Rejuvenation Center and Caloosa Massage Works 863-885-1500 Permenant Makeup & Skin Gi They will love you for thinking of themLicensed Massage Establishment MM15469-MA41201 HAPPENINGS Drink speicals Entertainment Pool Tournaments 65 New Frozen Drinks Thurs: Ladies Nite 2 for 1 Fri&Sat: Wild“ reLaBelles #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 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 2 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012Bengston Family Practice870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle 863-675-0550Will be closing permanently. Our last day of business will be, January 10, 2013. Please stop by the of“ce during regular business hours to pick up your health care records. Chairman Turner said the board had hoped for an economic turnaround, but that didn’t happen, Commissioner Davis noted that the county can always bring them back later when the economic picture changes. In order to reinstate impact fees the county will have to conduct another study, which they felt was ne since a new one is probably needed anyway. The board was unanimous in voting to repeal impact fees. However, County Attorney Mark Lapp reminded them, since they changed to conditions they were voting on, that they must set another public hearing for a nal vote. AirgladesThe board approved language granting Airglades International Airport, LLC (AIA) the right to operate a portion of the airport property in the near term and also to purchase or lease the entire airport. Once the FAA is approached and unresolved portions of the agreement approved, the board will be asked for its nal approval of this management agreement. Also involving Airglades, the board chose Nancy Phillips & Associates to administer a grant for Airglades waste water treatment plant improvements and approved Johnson Engineering for sewer and spray eld improvements to the plant.Habitat for HumanityThe commission complied with a Habitat for Humanity request for the donation o f two lots in Port LaBelle for Habitat homes: 7008 Hero Court and 8047 Buttercup Circle. Habitat raised the walls on one home, on Gunn Circle, on December 15. This past year Habitat turned over the keys to three homes in Hendry County, with plans to build two more in 2013. The commission felt donating the lots, which will eventually be back on the tax role, was a good investment in the future. In ood prone Felda, the MSBU needs more money; as does the Four Corners MSBU, to deal with sheet ow bottlenecking. Design work is under way but need construction money will be required. Locals asked that the health department not be turned over to the county, as it should be a state function. Hendry County would like a cap for expensive inmate hospital charges and also w ould like the state to sell off surplus state owned land, such as HCI so they can be placed back on the tax rolls. City of LaBelle Finance Director Ron Zimmerly asked for support for the Helms Road Extension and wondered if SCRAPP and SCOPP funding could be extended to the cities. He also said that adding wastewater treatment for irrigation would offer one of the governors’ most highly prized incentives, a “signi cant return” in some 20 jobs. Local needs went on including ood mitigation and additional wharf improvements to replace the wooden dock by the library and improvements to the Captain Hendry House.EducationEdison State College explained it has some 1,700 students from the local high schools in Hendry and Immokalee. He noted that students can get a full AA degree in LaBelle in areas like business and criminal justice. The school also partners with the School of Nursing at the Lee Campus and has a new science lab for environmental biology in LaBelle, Rep. Hudson asked about ag classes and his role in assisting education. Bianca Ross, coordinator for Drug Free Hendry County, caught the legislators’ interest with her gures on substance abuse, teen pregnancy and medical marijuana. She said although most Hendry County youth are not involved in drugs, those who get involved do so at a very young age, about 12. She was not in favor of loosening medical marijuana use restrictions. She said most medical marijuana users are not “sick,” but complain of severe pain, which is not a measurable condition. She said states with relaxed medical marijuana laws also have high addiction and high crime rates. Ms. Ross said 64 percent of Hendry County youth have not tried marijuana, but statistics show that one in 11 users will become addicted. Marijuana use also contributes to poor job performance, increased use of sick days, tardiness and non productivity on the job. It also lowers IQ by eight points, she said. Johnny Limbaugh of FDOT brought up the need for state support for the area inter modal system. He noted Glades County’s America’s Gateway project, widening of US 27 as a major corridor, study of rail and freight options and Airglades. Submitted photo/ Sylvia GuzmanWest Glades food driveWest Glades Builders Club sponsored a food drive in November and then purchased turkeys to create Thanksgiving boxes for families in need at the school and in the community. All food drive items not used in boxes and extra boxes were donated to United Way/Salavation Army of LaBelle. FeesContinued From Page 1 LegislatureContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoRotary Dictionary ProjectHundreds of third-graders at four local elementary schools (Upthegrove, Country Oaks, Country West Glades and LaBelle) received from LaBelle Rotarians Student’s Dictionaries. The books will help the kids to develop their writing and reading skills. Holly Kobie and other LaBelle Rotary club members passed out free dictionaries to local elementary students recently. Rotary clubs all over Florida and the USA provide this educational community service each.

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3 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 LaBelleJeffery Leroy Beard III, 23, was arrested December 17 and charged with battery touch/strike and cruelty to a child that could result in physical or mental injury. He allegedly stepped on a three month old child during an altercation with another person. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer. David Nussbaum, 28, was arrested December 16 and charged with battery by strangulation domestic violence S. Steed w as arresting of cer. Francisco Javier Garcia Farias, 45, was arrested December 13 and charged with aggravated battery that could cause bodily harm or disability. L. Morales was arresting of cer. Allen Scott Ferrer, 13, was arrested December 12 and charged with possession of a drug or controlled substance without a prescription. T. Marshall was arresting of cer. Julio Hernandez, 40, was arrested on a w arrant December 12 and charged with fraudulently obtaining a vital statistics certi cate. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer. ClewistonTom Quincy Howard, 38, was arrested December 17 and charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession/ use of drug equipment. D. Bolt was arresting of cer. Tyree Jerone Sparrow, 22, was arrested December 16 and charged with battery by strangulation domestic violence, aggravated battery offender knew or should have known the victim was pregnant and resisting an of cer without violence. CPD Of cer T. Arnold was arresting of cer. Regina Williams. Wright, 53, was arrested December 15 and charged with larceny $300-$5,000. CPD Of cer T. Nieves was arresting of cer. Alberto Ornelas, 20, was arrested December 14 and charged with synthetic narcotics manufacture schedule I or II. CPD Of cer J. Garrett was arresting of cer. Salvador Vera Jr., 41, was arrested December 12 and charged with attempted burglary of a dwelling unarmed no assault or battery and loitering and prowling. CPD Of cer J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Josue Mancia, 22, was arrested December 12 and charged with eeing/eluding police with light and siren active, burglary of a structure or conveyance unarmed with a person inside and loitering and prowling. CPD Sgt. P. Malley was arresting of cer. Darion Nesta Radcliffe, 14, was arrested December 10 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, grand theft $300-$5,000 and resisting an of cer without violence. R. Garcia was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Submitted photoProud MarinePfc. Steven Maldonado Jr., honor graduate for 1091, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduated November 30, 2012, at Parris Island, SC. After being home during the Christmas holidays, he will head for Marine Corps Training at Camp LeJeune, NC. The Marine graduated from LaBelle High School in 2010 and is the son of Steven and Nancy Maldonado of LaA commercial motor vehicle loaded with approximately 23 tons of gravel was traveling north on SR 27 at 6:08 December 14 in Glades County. The driver swerved left to avoid a phantom vehicle attempting to change lanes. The vehicle entered the grass median and the driver, Jesus Betancourt, 50, of Miami lost control. He attempted to reenter the roadway but oversteered left. The vehicle jackknifed and overturned onto its left side and came to a rest in the grass median, facing west. The northbound lane was closed for three hours as the trailer dumped its load. Gravel truck overturns on SR 27 Caloosa Humane Society is promoting "The 12 Strays of Christmas" with hopes of nding many homeless pets a forever home for the holidays! This special offer is good for anyone who adopts a pet through December 24. The special adoption fee is $25.00 for any pet adoption with an approved application. Please come and visit the beautiful pets that are in need of a warm bed and a loving family. Glinda was blessed to be in a foster home and would be a perfect addition to any family! Glinda is a playful girl with lots of love to give. You can take Glinda home with the following additions covered: Spayed, Rabies (4 months of age), FVRCP vaccine, Heartworm/Feline Leukemia Test/FIV Test, Fecal Test,Deworming, Flea and Tick Prevention, and a Microchip. If you like hounds, your in luck! Rupert is a delight and would love to have a family of his own. With an approved adoption application, you can take Rupert home with the following additions covered: Neutered, Rabies (4 months old), DHPPC, Heartworm Test, Fecal Test, Heartworm Prevention,Deworming, Flea/Tick Prevention, and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Glinda or Rupert can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our website at www.caloosahumanesociety.org and on at www.facebook.com/caloosa for more! Humane Society promoting ‘Twelve Strays of Christmas’

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4 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 6752541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. Extended Unemploymentby Matt KindermannThe Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 is the law passed last February to extend a slew of government programs including, but not limited to: continued Medicare payments to doctors; Social Security tax-rate reduction; an increase in federal employee contribution to their retirement account; and an extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation bene t, or EUC. While most of the law will continue to be implemented, the EUC portion will end by law at midnight on December 29, 2012, unless the federal government approves another extension. There are four "tiers" to EUC available to the unemployed after their 22 weeks of state-level unemployment insurance expires. Tier I provides 20 weeks and does not decrease based on the national Total Unemployment Rate, or TUR. Tier II is available for 14 additional weeks if the TUR remains above 6 percent. Tier III provides 9 more weeks if the TUR remains above 7% percent and Tier IV allows for a nal 10 weeks if TUR is above 9 percent. Therefore, until the end of the year or if an extension passes, anyone with 4 quarters of reportable wages over $3,000 may apply for EUC Tier I once their state bene ts expire. The federal government pays 100 percent of EUC, based on a sliding scale of the national TUR, currently 7.7 percent, so Tier IV bene ts will no longer be available even if you have already been awarded them, are currently receiving them, or even if the government extends EUC. The sliding scale is used because, in theory, a person should be able to gain employment when TUR is low. In many economic circles, a TUR of 3 percent is considered a "normal churn rate" workers naturally leave jobs and enter new ones. Even if an EUC extension is not approved, the initial 22 weeks of state unemployment insurance is still available for those who receiving initial bene ts as well as those newly unemployed. To clarify much misconception, the state's individually report their unemployment levels to the federal government who compile a national report for the following month. Therefore, November's TUR is really a composition of October's state reports. Florida does not count those who have stopped looking for work as unemployed. To be counted as an unemployed Floridian, you must be out of work and actively looking for work.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." This Sunday, December 23, Caloosa Baptist will be holding its morning service at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on Highway 29. The congregation will be sharing the facilities with the Cowboy Church that meets there each week led by Mike McDowell. This is an annual event designed to bring the reality of the setting where Christ was born when He came to the earth so long ago. "We started this ve years ago," said Dr. Les Morgan, pastor of the church. "Having been a pastor for more than 30 years, I always wanted to do something unusual to help people engage in what it must have been like when the King of Glory entered our world. That was an awesome price to pay, and it was met with the heart of love that only God could give." At the "Getting Back to the Barn" service people come out of the traditional Sunday morning setting and enter a completely different venue from a normal worship experience. Not only are there people who usually attend church at this unique service, but there are many who rarely, if ever, visit a church who gather, as well. The dress code is simple blue jeans, cowboy hats, boots and a pearl-button shirt. Or, a T-shirt works just as well. Those who have attended previous "Getting Back to the Barn" services all seem to have a similar response. One worshipper said, "It is something I had always heard that Jesus was born in a stable. However, when I think that God's Holy Son came and was delivered among the cows, donkey, sheep and other critters, and that He did that for me, I am deeply humbled." Jim, a volunteer worker at the church, spoke of how the rst "Getting Back to the Barn" service impacted him. "For me, it helped me understand the love of God even more. When I think that He sent His Son to earth and that He was given birth in a lth y animal stall, it really moved me. Jesus did that for me. That was powerful meaningful, experience." A mother of three children commented on her feelings after attending a "Getting Back to the Barn." Her reaction was the following; "My children were born at Health Park in Ft. Myers. Medical teams were on standby in case there were any problems. My physician had been to medical school and was an experienced obstetrician. The room was sterile, and the attending staff was prepared. It was just the opposite for Mary. She was alone. Joseph may have seen calves being birthed, but he had no knowledge o f delivering babies. How awesome is that?" The public is invited to attend the "Getting Back to the Barn" service this Sunda y at 10:45 a.m. at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds and will be about an hour long. Please bring a folding chair. The service will be held in the animal holding section. Caloosa Baptist ‘Getting Back to the Barn’ WGCU Public Media announced that 21 women have been selected to be highlighted in its multi-platform project Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. Inspired by the PBS national project makers. com, WGCU's project honors exceptional women in Southwest Florida who have left or are leaving a legacy in the arts, business, education, the environment, communitybuilding and/or politics or through activism in social justice issues. In partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Women's Fund of Southwest Florida, WGCU received 200 online nominations from the public. A committee of community leaders and WGCU staff members reviewed each nominee, who were rated: leaving a legacy, building community, affecting lasting change, defying social norms and serving as a rst" in her eld. The WGCU Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida are: Arts: Reiko Niiya, Concertmaster/Violinist, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Business: Samira Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services Lalai Hamric, President and C.E.O., Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida (ret.) Education: Barbara Mainster, Executive Director, Redlands Christian Migrant Assn. Environment: Ellen Peterson, Founder, Happahatchee Center & SW Florida Sierra Club RaeAnn Wessel, Director of Natural Resource Policy, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Healthcare: Dr. Martha Valiant, Public Health Of cer (Ret.), Hendry/Glades. Women who make SW Florida Matt Kindermann Les Morgan Christmas dinnerAmerican Legion Post 130 is grateful to all who helped make their annual Christmas dinner such a success once again. It is our volunteers and donors who share the wor k and the costs who help make the difference between a bright hopeful Christmas and a lonely holiday. Our thanks goes out to: Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, Animals Hospital of LaBelle, P.L, Barbara and Ronald Costa, Candy and Ton y Alvarez, Center State Bank, Donna Kane, Family Eye Care, First Bank, Kiwanis Club o f LaBelle, LaBelle Chapter #144 D A V, Marigene and Millard Wagnon, Oak Realty One, Inc, Quality 1 Harvesting, State Farm, Susan and Richard Williams, Vision Ace Hardware, LLC, and World Class Barber Shop, LLC Thank you, Myra Johnson Commande r Thank You

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Cooking for a CureSave the date! On February 9 the Relay for Teams will come together at Langford Ford (across from Winn Dixie) for a day of good food, entertainment and a special remembrance for those who have lost their battle with cancer. If you know someone, co-worker, family or friend that you would like to have honored, please send in a picture with names to mrisley123@embarqmail.com or give to anyone that you know is af liated with Relay for Life.EMS offering CERT classHendry County EMS would like to offer another CERT team training class after the rst of the year. The class will take place at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center. If you're iterested, please submit y our name, email address and cell phone number to Randy Way at labellegathering@ gmail.com or call 863 885 1099 for more information or to be added to the prospective class list. There must be 10 to 12 members for a class.Chili cook offOperation: Backpack is sponsoring a chili cook off Satuarday, Jan. 19, To enter, submit a $20 entry fee and be present at 10:45 a.m. on January 19. Chili must be cooked at home and one gallon be brought to First Baptist Church social hall. Judging will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. There is a ten-team minimum. Entrant must register by January 5. Contact Jacque Drapal (863-675-6665) after 6 p.m. or Merileen Codgill (863-8430066) to register. Come taste the avor of LaBelle any time between 11 a.m-3 p.m. A $5 donation will get you a bowl of chili, crackers, drink and dessert. All proceeds bene t Operation: Backpack.Services growing at humane society clinicThe Caloosa Humane Society is now special ordering diets from Hills, Royal Canin and Purina. All sizes of Trifexis now in stock, a once a month oral ea/heartworm prevention. You can schedule visits for nail trims, anal gland expression, ear plucking, medicated baths and more!Stroganoff for dinner!VFW Post 10100 will be seving a Beef Stroganoff Dinner on Friday, December 21, at 5 p.m. for $7. Come and enjoy music by 2 Sharps and a Covered Dish Dinner at VFW Post 10100 on Saturday December 22 at 5 p.m.Historic photos on displayLaBelle Heritage Museum is sharing a collection of historic photos relating to LaBelle's past with Center State Bank, Florida Community Bank, LaBelle Branch: First Bank of Clewiston, Seacoast National Bank and Suncoast Credit Union. Joe Thomas, museum president, said these framed photographs were donated to the museum by Caloosa Baptist Church as the church felt LaBelle Heritage Museum would be a better venue for their public display. Thomas added the photos will be rotated every six months to give each of the LaBelle nancial institutions the opportunity to display the entire collection over the next two and onehalf years.MCI eventsDecember 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 863-6740467.Nomindate SCF dignitariesThe 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. Swamp Cabbage Committee will be voting on Pioneer Family and Grand Marshal at their next meeting January 7. Please include information about quali cations for each position. Pioneer Families should have been in this area for about 70 years and Grand Marshals should have made important contributions to the community in recent years.American Legion Christmas DinnersThe American Legion Post members prepare and volunteers serve and deliver 500600 meals to local needy families and shutins (those con ned to their homes by illness, disability or lack of mobility). Meals may be picked up at the American Legion Post on SR80. If you need, or know of anyone who should receive a delivered meal, notify the Post of their name, correct address, phone number & how many meals to be delivered. Must be on the Christmas Dinner Delivery List by TODAY Thursday, December 20. 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 239564-2005. Volunteers are invited to help assemble or deliver meals on Christmas Day (Arrive 9:3010a.m.) It is an experience you will treasure, so come volunteer and enjoy the fellowship of others and spread the Christmas Spirit. American Legion Auxiliary December meetingCome join us, Thursday, December 20, Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Julie at: 863-674-1050 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 561-801-5843.Gardeners to meetThere will not be a meeting in December since it falls on Christmas Eve. The next garden club meeting will be January 28, 2013. MERRY CHRISTMAS!Christmas shopping made easyDo you need a Christmas gift for that person who seems to have everything? Make a tax deductible donation of $25 to Barron Library for the purchase of a book and we will honor your friend and/or loved one inside the front cover. The library also has a selection of very slightly used gift books for $2.Government of ces closing Hendry County of ces will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25. The of ces of the Board of County Commissioners, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 26, 27 and 28, due to an employee furlough, and will reopen on Monday, December 31. Please note that the County Building Department in Clewiston will be closed on Dec. 31. The Clerk's Of ce and the Court Administration of ces will be open regular business hours on December 26, 27 and 28. All County of ces will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the Ne w Year holiday. The State Attorney's Of ce will close at noon Friday, December 21, and re-open Wednesday, December 26, at 8:30 a.m.Writers to meetThe LaBelle Writers Group is still looking for local, historical stories. The group will meet again on the second Thursday o f the month January 10, noon at Barron Library. Community Briefs 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 NEW NEW NEW NEWBROASTED CHICKENOur New Menu Is Here!LaBelles #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL 5 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012

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Christmas Eve serviceYou will enjoy The Christmas Eve Service at LaBelle Assembly of God. Pastor Avery, w ill be telling the Christmas Story to everyone this year. The lanterns will be providing light and there will be candle light communion served. There will be some special music and carol singing, then Pastor Avery w ill share the story of the Bethlehem child’s birth. Everyone is welcome! The service starts at 7 p.m. LaBelle Assembly of God is located at, 123 Fraser Ave. across from the “Edward Upthegrove Elementary School. For more information call, 675-0900.Christmas music at First BaptistThe First Baptist Church of LaBelle Christmas Musical’s last performances are open to the public. The 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.Campana De Avivamniento NavidenoIglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento, (New Testament Baptist Church), les invita a nuestra Campana de Avivamiento de Navidad con el Evangelista y Artista Vestor Arnold. El presenta “La Palabre de Dios” en palabra y arte. La persona que traiga el mayor numero de invitados recibira el dibujo de la predicacion, el dibujo sera sobre el tema de la predicacion. Los dibujos revelaran imagenes que no se pueden ver sin una luz negra, por ejemplo; Jesucristo saliendo de las nubes. Servicios seran: Domingo 23 de Diciembre a las 10 a.m. y a las 5 p.m, Lunes el 24 Diciembre a las 7 p.m. y Martes el 25 de Diciembre a las 3:30 p.m. Nuestra direccion es 300 Davis St. en la esqina de Bryan Ave. Para mas infomacion o transportacion llamen al Pastor Ben Millican @ 863-673-0782; Sidronio Castillo @ 863-517-0377: Jose Serrano @ 863-612-5426. Tengan a Jesucristo como el centro de sus vidas, y juntos honraremos Su Nacimiento y Su regalo de la Salvacion.Christmas RevivalNew Testament Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento), would like to invite you to our Christmas Revival, to hear Evangelist and chalk artist Vestor Arnold as he presents “The Word of God” in Word and Art. All services are bilingual (English and Spanish). The person who has the most visitors with them will receive the chalk art drawing for that service. The drawing will be the theme of the preaching from God’s Word. The drawings will reveal unseen images that can only be seen under a blacklight; ie; Jesus coming in the clouds. The services will be: Sunday, December 23 at 10:a.m. and at 5 p.m., Monday, December 24 7 p.m. and Tuesday, December 25 3:30 p.m. We are located at 300 Davis St. corner o f Bryan Ave. For more information or transportation call: Pastor Ben Millican at 863673-0782, James Wryals @ 863-673-1120 or Jose Serrano 863-612-5426. Make Jesus Christ the center of your life and together we can honor “His” Birth and gift of Salvation.College and careers Bible studyCaloosa Baptist College and Careers class is starting a new Bible study: Crazy Love, b y 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! ***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. 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 20, 2012 Joey David Cavazos, 6 monthsSAINT PETERSBURG — Joey David Cavazos, 6 month old son of Armando and Esmeralda (Pequeno) Cavazos, passed away on Dec. 11, 2012 in Saint Petersburg, Fla. He was born May 28, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Survivors include his parents, Armando and Esmeralda Cavazos; brother, A rmando Cavazos, IV; sister, Nevaeh Leigh Cavazos; maternal grandmother, Teresa Pequeno; maternal grandfather, David Pequeno, Sr.; paternal grandfather, Armando Cavazos, Sr; paternal grandmother, Elisa Cavazos; and several other family members. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle with Dr. Les Morgan of ciating. Interment w as in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation was Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. Armando and Esmeralda would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the prayers, concern, love, thoughts and cards that they have received during Joey’s short life. They are greatly appreciated. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelleRoger Ellis Miller, 92SEBRING, Fla. — Roger Ellis Miller died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. He was born Sept. 2, 1920 in McAlpin, Fla., son of the late Roscoe Nigel and Lillian Jane Miller. The Millers moved to Sebring in 1921 and later to LaBelle, Fla. Roger graduated from LaBelle High School (1938) and University of Florida (1946) and was a true Gator fan. During W.W. II, he served in the U.S. Navy, leaving the service as Lt. CEC USNR. He enjoyed his many years as a Civil Engineer and surveyor. Past President of Rotary Club of Sebring, Paul Harris Fellow and a faithful member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Sebring. He was preceded in death by his beloved rst wife, Francis. He is survived by his devoted wife, Peggy; and his loving children, Roger Miller, Jr., Valerie (Dean) Johnson M.D., Christopher (Pat) Miller, Karen (Joseph) Berry; and brother, Nigel (Joan) Miller; and step-children, Karen (David) Curfman and Julia Modisett; and grandchildren, Miller Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Marianne Johnson, Christopher Miller, Jr., Joshua Miller, Summer Miller, Mark Purvis, Zachary Berry, Samantha Berry; and step-grandchildren, Christine Curfman, David Curfman, Jr., Carrie Curfman, Jackie Modisett and Taylor Modisett. Visitation will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Chapel with Services at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church, Sebring. Burial at Pinecrest Cemetery with Military Honors. The family suggests donations to First Baptist Church, Sebring or Rotary Club of Sebring Charities Inc, P.O. Box 527, Sebring, FL 33871-0527. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Obituaries Church Briefs

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7 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Submitted photo/ Kevin LutkenhausGirls BasketballThe Cowgirl Basketball team is in full swing! The team, marked by four seniors, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Caroline Cottrell, Mariah Molina and Paige Taylor, have played a tough early schedule, and have suffered through a critical injury. For three weeks, Senior Andrea Lutkenhaus was sidelined with a head injury, and missed six games. We are glad to have her back joining the rest of the team. The girls are entertaining the Tift County High School team this Thursday, at 1 p.m. here in LaBelle. The Tift County Team is coached by former Cowgirl coach, Julie Conner. Shown in the picture below are, from left: Paige Taylor, Victoria Bass, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Angel Cornelius, Jamease Mosely, Lorena Cruz, Valerie Beltran, Mariah Molina, Caroline Cottrell, and Jordan Rice. Submitted photo/ Kevin LutkenhausGirls Junior VarsityThe JV members include (back row from left): Jonteria Johnson, Alondra Villa, Angeles Moreno, Stephanie Guijosa, Patricia Martinez, Jessica Corker, Olivia Molina and Coach Leighanne Lederer Front row: Aaliyah Lopez, Jerica Sims, Mabry Rice, Ashley Faz, Adrienna Herrera, Maranda Mills. 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 Magg y 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 any questions please contact Raymond Marroquin at (863)234-8645.STA 5 has new entrance, check station The designated entrance and check station for Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5 has been moved to a new location. The entrance and check station is on Deer Fence Canal Road, which can be accessed from County Road 835. A brochure with a map of the new entrance and check station, as well as information on when and how waterfowl hunters may take advantage of hunting opportunities at STA 5 can be viewed at MyFWC.com / Hunting. Sports Shorts

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by Jenny McClainLaBelle High School girls powerlifting team nished 5th out of 9 very strong teams Friday, Dec. 7, when they hosted their Cowgirl Invitational. Schools that competed: Port Charlotte 1st, Charlotte 2nd, Venice 3rd, Sebring 4th, LHS 5th, Riverview 6th, Lemon Bay 7th, Avon Park 8th, and Desoto 9th. Top nishers for the Cowgirls were: Crystal Gaskin, who broke the school record for the 129 weight class, dominated bench pressing 140 pounds and clean and jerking 130 pounds with a total of 270 pounds. Crystal has nished 1st at all their meets thus far, and this being her senior year they have state hopes. Alex Pequeno 4th place total 240 total Mariela Gomez 5th place 205 total Selena Barron 5th place 220 total Logann White 4th place 210 total Breanna Spencer 6th place 135 total Some rookies who Coach McClain has been seeing great potential from are Freshmen Meagan Price and Tiffany Horne, and Sophmores Melonie Lopez and Jasmine DeLeon, and Juniors Sidney Nunez and Brittany Lee. All girls have gone up in weight each meet and are just a few pounds from placing for the Cowgirls team. You can come support the Cowgirls as they host subqualifying at the LHS gym on Friday, Jan. 11, lifting starts at 6 p.m. The girls must place top four in their weight class to continue their hopes of competing at the state level. 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! W idows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet today December 20 11:30 a.m. the Log Cabin Bar-B-Que. All widows welcome.Cow, horse lostThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Ag Crimes Unit recovered a cow from running loose off of B Road in LaBelle ABD recovered a horse running loose on the road in the Montura area of Hendry County. If you have lost either of these, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863674-5600. If you have lost a cow, please contact the Sheriff's Of ce at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.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 fry every Friday, 5-7 p.m. Check out breakfast the rst Sunday every month, 699 SR 80W. Turkey shoot in PioneeerCome to the Christmas Turkey Shoot at Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department, 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd. in Pioneer Plantation. December 21 and 22, 7 p.m.Library 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. Community Briefs 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 January 3rd issue: Display ads Thursday, December 27 at 4pm Classied ads Thursday, December 27 at 4pm Obituaries will deadline on Monday, December 31 at 2 pm COME WATCH ALLNFL & COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMESSPECIALS $2 Domestic Draft $4 Crown Royal 50¢ WingsNew: 65 Different Frozen Drinks!LaBelles #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, FL 8 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Submitted photo/ Jenny McClainCowgirls show powerlifting potentialSubmitted photos/ Jenny McClainBreanna Spencer 101 weight class, Mariela Gomez 110 weight class, and Alex Pequeno 154 weight class. Crystal Gaskin 129 weight class, rst at all meets and school record holder with 270 pound total, 140 bench press and 130 clean and jerk. Cowgirls powerlifting team hosts invitational

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9 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Christmas in LaBelleCass Adams got the chance to ride a horse but wasn’t too sure about this Christmas treat. HIs parents are Becky and Abe Adams of Felda.All Photos on this page Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersWise men-Darrel Harris, Lonnie Howard, Brad Dicks, JoesphPaul Luckey, Angels-Jaden Sherrod, Chancey Wright, Bella Dicks, Danielle Wright, MaryKatie Guerrero, Sheppard’s-Martha Lofton, Glenda Harris, Sharon Dana. Angel Schef er won’t soon forget her visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Her parents are Georgena and Eddie Schef er of LaBelle. Part-time elf Phillip Pelletier makes sure the kids get on and off the snow safely. Far Left: The race was on to see who could be king of the snow mountain. Center: Elaine Lewis of Florida Equine Rescue and her horse all decked out for the Christmas Parade. Right: Swamp Cabbage royalty was happy to lead the parade. Pictured are Princess Abby Arnold, left, and Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival Mallory Allen.

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LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker R/2BA Mobile home on 5 acresƒ REDUCED to $99,500 BA Manufactured home in Riverfront CommunityƒPossible Owner Financing Availableƒ REDUCED to $79,900 Manufactured home in Retreat Atmosphere Gated Communityƒ REDUCED to $150,000 CRES S. of LaBelle in Gerber Grovesƒ Ag. land w/irrigationƒ Price Reduced to $3,000 per Acreƒ Seller Financing Available. NTIAL LOT in Riverbend Estates Gated Communityƒlisted under assessed valueƒ Reduced to $9,900 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.comDonna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, Paul Meador, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons and Denise WalkerTHIS THREE BEDROOM two bath home built in 2007, is located on 2+/acres! Features include; new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, kitchen appliances and a nice front porch for relaxing. Zoning allows for horses or other farm animals and there is also a pond at the back of the property. $69,000 RENTAL: 3BR/2BA/2CG Home in Port LaBelle $1,250/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 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 36 Class A, Ford V-10 Gas; 2 Slides, 2 Acs, See tour: www. tourfactory.com/ idxr895686 $270,000 AG/RES 5 acres, Heated Pool, RV Carport, Pole Barn, Screened Outdoor Kitchen, Potting Shed, Fenced Guest Quarters 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” ~ Luke 2: 14 Sweetwater Land Co. LLC 863-517-1153 Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker 10 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Submitted photo/ MaryLee BakerUES StudentsRow 1: Christopher Aguilar-Avila, Jessica Vasquez, Jesus Martinez-Zuniga, Jazzlyn Acosta, Kendra Cody Row 2: Lily Vasquez, Romina Casino, Francisco Paz, Greyson Akin Row 3: Sandra Martinez, Alexandra Gutierrez, Jose Zendejas, Isabella Mendoza Row 4: Abigail Gallegos, Marcianna Mitchell, Juliana VanTonder, Ashton Mundy, Neitali Padilla Row 5: Elizabeth Zuniga, Jordon Rosario, Juan Resendiz, Jack Mason Submitted photo/ Jodi HigginbothamLMS November, December Students of the MonthNovember: 6th Grade: Jose Esquivel and Arleth Ortiz, 7th Grade: Carson Hayes (not pictured) and Jaileen Galaviz, 8th Grade: Denislon Casseus and Jordan Russell. December: 6th Grade: Ramon Figueroa and Celia Zuniga, 7th Grade: Tyler Burton and Alondra Reyna, 8th Grade: Jakob Wagner and Jamey Vidaurri. Submitted photo/ Sylvia GuzmanMail for HeroesWest Glades School students in Mrs. Huysman’s library classes recently participated in the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes project. This project delivers holiday cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. Over 250 cards were boxed and mailed to send a “touch of home” to the American men and women who serve our country.

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Garage/ Yard SalesNotice Miss Patty’s Formerly Yours Join us for our Sat Table Top Sale For information 330 N Bridge St LaBelle Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Machinist Full Time Perm $22.43 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com TECHNICIANFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has a job opening for a Technician at Okaloacoochee Slough WMA in Hendry County. For more information and to apply go to https://people rst. my orida.com (click on South, then on Search and under Keywords enter “77901964” then click Search) Deadline to apply is December 8th. Employment Full Time MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.43 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Southern Gardens Citrus CALIBRATION TECH Pressure, ow, level, and temperature Valves and nal control elements. PLC and DCS systems (Allen Bradley & Rosemount) VFD programming a plus (Power ex, ABB) Analytical instrumentation. Southern Gardens is a supplier of 100 percent pure Florida not-fromconcentrate (NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. The Company offers highly ef cient, fully integrated operation featuring home-grown oranges and state of the art processing and packaging. We are a division of United States Sugar Corporation, one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately held agribusiness rms. The Company is headquartered in Clewiston. dmelton@ southerngardens.com FAX 863-902-4315 Employment Part Time TAX PREPARERTax Service seeking experienced tax preparers for Labelle and Lehigh Acres of ces. Call 863-674-1040 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. 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The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments MIRA VERDEHOLIDAY MOVE IN SPECIALPay no Application fee for December FIRST MONTH FREE!!• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH Saturday by appointment!**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us** LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (877) 255-7316 LaBelle, FL Give your family the greatest present in the world…a nice home!MIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE LAS NAVIDADES!! No pagan por costo de applicacion para Diciembre. PRIMER MES ES GRATIS!!• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES Sabado por Cita! **Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA para que vengan a vivir con nosotros. LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa Fe North (877) 255-7316 LaBelle, FL Dale a su familia el presente mas mejor del mundo…..un casa bella! 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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following properties owned by the County are available for sale: 88 S. Main Street, LaBelle (Parcel I.D. # 2-29-43-02-610-0000-009.0) and 90 N. Main Street, LaBelle (Parcel I.D. # 2-29-43-02-150-0004-002.0). Both properties contain of ce buildings. The asking price for 88 S. Main Street is $325,000. The asking price for 90 N. Main Street is $150,000. Interested persons should contact a licensed real estate broker, who will then contact the County to proceed further. 432990 CGS 12/20/2012 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 3586 2010 2184329-03000002050 Elizabeth G. Mack & Dana Brown Lot 205 thru 214, Block 10, EVELYN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 46, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432943 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3519 2010 2024329-670000B0062 BC and PC Corp Lot 14, and the East one-half of the New York Street abutting said Lot 14, Block B, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432959 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3165 2010 1214334-010000U0080 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 11, Block U, of Harlem Addition NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432953 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 3466 2010 2024329-28000000510 Mary Culliver Est & Winder VI, LLC Lot 90, Ford Park Subdivision, Section One, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432955 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Frank P. & June E. Harben 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432939 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 DIRT SALE BID Barron Water Control District is accepting SEALED bid proposals up to 9:00 A.M., Friday, January 4, 2013, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL for the sale of about 260,000 cubic yards of dirt along several canals. To inquire and receive detailed bidding speci cations and instructions contact the District of ce at 863-675-0346, between the hours of 8:00 A.M and 4:30 P.M. Monday Friday. The District reserves the right to hold all proposals for sixty (60) days and to reject any or all proposals, with or without cause, and to waive technical errors and informalities or to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District, Lester B. Baird General Manager 432533 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 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 2535 2010 1354432-A0001100100 Muiril Espino The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter 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 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 4444 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas, and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432950 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 1617 2010 1144432-A00002170000 Denton II, LLC The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 Lot No. 2956 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432954 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 2207 2010 1254432-A0002280100 Mercedes Teresa C. Avila The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4986, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432942 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 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 1478 2010 1134432-A0001610000 llene Klasfeld The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter 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 North 40 feet thereof, subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2985 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432951 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 No Trash PickupThere will be no Residential Garbage pickup on Tuesday December 25, 2012 or January 1, 2013 due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Normal pick up will resume the next scheduled day. Transfer stations in Clewiston & LaBelle will also be closed.Please call 863-675-5252 if you have any questions. 432607 CB/CN 12/16/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/04/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1998 DODGE 1B7GL22XXWS537693 1996 NISSAN 4N2DN11W5TD839793 432905 CN 12/20/2012 ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Ask about our movein specials. Spacious Apartment. in quiet, country setting. Full time bilingual Site Manager. Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities. Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident. Handicap units available. Rental rates starting at $602. Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer Houses RentCute, clean, move in ready, available 1/1. Utilities included. Short or annual. 801 Nobles Rd. $495 per month. Call: 863-673-0861 FRASER AVE., 3BR/2BA, LR/DR, fenced yard w/workshop, non-smkg. env., no pets; $550 month/$550 sec., references & lease; Call: 863-675-2392 LABELLE 2BR, 2BA, eat-in kitch, LR/DR, lg util room, screened porch, near center of Labelle. $750/mo + sec dep. (863) 234-1153 Labelle2bd/1ba 4004 W. Sun ower Cir., in good condition. Call 239-369-6506 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 RentCaloosa Loop3 BR, 2 BA, Large double wide w/ Large Island Kitchen, Near high school. $750/mo., $500 sec. dep. Call (863)517-0188 FELDA 2 br./2 ba. off CR 830. Good cond. $500/month. Call: 239-369-9567 or 239-565-5033 LaBelle 2br. Mobile Home. AC. $340 to move in. $140 wkly. Call: 863-673-3658. Mobile Home for Rent 1 bd., Washer & A/C. In City. Call (863) 517-0764. Mobile HomeSale2006 Park Model, 1 bdrm, 1 bath. Sabal Palm Campground. Excellent shape 863-265-0308 or 863-265-0360 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. Whisper Creek RV Park, LaBelle. Everything included 24ft Jaco with 35 ft add-on. Living, dining, 2 bedrooms, laundry room. Nice kitchen full size appliances. 40 gal hot water heater, 2 shed, fenced. Move in ready, $5,000 All you need is your toothbrush 863-843-0310 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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In October 2012, Hungry Howie’s restaurants joined together in support of Love, Hope & Pizza raising over $275,600 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). “We appreciate the kindness and support shown by so many Hungry Howie’s customers and employees in the incredible accomplishment of exceeding their fundraising goal for NBCF. These monies will aid our efforts in 2013 to expand the National Mammography Program to more hospitals, support the Beyond The Shock program and invest in research,” says Janelle Hail, NBCF CEO/Founder. Hungry Howie’s has raised over $775,000 in the past four years for NBCF, which is ranked in the top three percent of charities in America and whose mission includes providing mammograms to women in need and offering educational resources such as Beyond The Shock and the Early Detection Plan. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and breast cancer is the second leading cause o f death among women. “It has been an honor to be a part of this campaign,” says two-time breast cancer survivor and Hungry Howie’s associate Andrea Adair, who helped in supporting the effort. The vinyl from Love, Hope & Pizza billboards, which was recycled to create tote bags and raise money for NBCF in 2012, is being recycled again this year in preparation for 2013. Throughout October, large pizzas were served in pink boxes, Love, Hope & Pizza wristbands and t-shirts were sold and donations were made through Hungr y Howie’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Hungry Howie’s founder Jim Hearn shares, “We are humbled and inspired by the support o f our customers and employees for people affected by breast cancer and by all of the stories and comments shared on our Faceboo k page. Thank you to everyone who made this a success. It has been a privilege to help make a difference in people’s lives and offer hope.” Hungry Howie’ s says thanks fo r going pink Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ricker St. John ALford, Jr. 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 2921 2009 2024329-37000000130 David A. & Nancy K. Bussell Lots 27 through 41, inclusive, of LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 4, 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432944 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Port LaBelle Utility District Municipal Services Bene t Unit for assessments on properties for maintenance of water lines within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2013, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013, in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Administration Of ce, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217, seven days days prior to the date of the hearing. Karson Turner, Vice Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 432249 CN/CB 12/13,20,27/2012 1/3/2013 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 2036 2010 1244432-A0000220100 Jose Rigoberto Garcia, Maria Consuelo Garcia, and Luzdary Garcia The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 5430 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. 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 January, 2013 which is the 24th day of January, 2013. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 432957 CN 12/20,27/2012 & 1/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 222010CA000249CAXXXX LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING INC., Plaintiff, V S. JAMES A BURTON JR, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led November 13, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 222010CA000249CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door steps of the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FL. 33471 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 21st day of February, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Lot 94 of a Replat of a portion of Third Addition to Buckhead Ridge, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, Public Records of Glades County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the s pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of November, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Julie Braddock Deputy Clerk 431522 GCD 12/13,20/2012 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 13 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Public Notice Submited photo/ Mary RobnsonChurchOn Sunday, December 23, at 11 a.m. the LaBelle Assembly of God youth group will present a Christmas program, “It’s All About Jesus.” There will be an interpretive dance, soloists, group songs, a puppet skit and congregational songs. Everyone is invited. Some of the young participants are Kayden Billings, Hagen Billings, Benny Nieves, Brandon Helmlinger, Jonathan Chezem, Patrick Hyde, Oscar Perez Jr., Jacqueline Wilkins, Brittany Helmlinger, Shelbie Burtchaell, Jessica Koff, Kayla and Karly Harn. The LaBelle Assembly of God is located at 123 Fraser Avenue across from the Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School. Everyone is Welcome to attend this heart warming presentation For more information call 675-0900.

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by Debbie MisottiA museum is always a good place to begin an adventure, particularly when such an adventure is an opportunity to learn more about where you live. November 8 marked the beginning of the 2012-13 class of Youth Leadership Hendry Glades. They met for their Orientation Day in the Clewiston Museum, which was opened early to accommodate all by the curator Butch Wilson. A breakfast sponsored and provided by McDonald’s of Clewiston, (thank you Nesbitt Family!) started the day for the sophomore and juniors from Clewiston, LaBelle, Moore Haven High Schools and King’s Academy. This was followed by a review of the leadership program, highlights of the purpose of the program and a review of the day’s agenda by co-facilitators Kim Hamilton and Dr. Deborah Misotti. There were team building exercises, where the students were confronted with the reality of how much, or how little, they actually knew about the two counties and their respective governments. Butch Wilson gave a very informative talk about the beginnings of civilization in this area, and followed with a tour of the museum through a wonderfully pertinent exhibit now on loan from the Smithsonian Institute, called Journeys. The class highly recommends everyone in the local area take the time to stop in and see this exhibit. It is particularly rewarding to know a World Class museum, like the Smithsonian is af liated with our local one! Lunch at the local Beef O’Brady’s, always a pleasant experience, thanks to Kirsten and her wonderful staff, was a pleasant outing. Then it was back to the museum to a round table discussion on the possibilities in the futures of the young leaders, led by Dr John Huysmann. A brief clean up to help Butch put his meeting room back into order for a Museum Board Meeting and the group walked around the corner to Clewiston City Hall. Clewiston City Hall afforded the young leaders an opportunity to experience the commission’s meeting room from all sides. They walked to the podium, sat in the chairs of the respective board members and were walked through the procedures for both Clewiston City and Hendry County Board of County Commissioners meetings. They were then welcomed by then-Chairman of the BOCC, Tris Chapman and both Mayor Rick Miller of Clewiston and City of Clewiston Manager Steve McKowen. These community leaders spoke to the youth, encouraging them to get involved and attend some of these meetings to gain knowledge and insight into the futures of their communities. The youth leaders can look forward to a busy schedule of community service on their Civic Engagement Day. JOYFUL BIRTHING’S NATURAL CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES!!Are you looking for childbirth education classes that are personalized to your needs? We look forward to having you join us to discuss your upcoming blessed day, the birth of your baby and the birth of your new family. Includes topics such as: Exercise & Nutrition, Pain Management, Biblical Foundations Relevant to Childbearing, Birth Planning, Preparing for Labor, Newborn Care, and other helpful subjects like: cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing, etc... REGISTER NOW space is limited!! Contact: nancy@joyfulbirthing.net, call 863-673-6812, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joyfulbirthing to begin registration. I look forward to hearing from you. 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! 14 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 Submitted photo/ Michal FidlerRotaryJournalist Artis Henderson presented about her one year stay as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Senegal. While being there, Artis reported through AP and other agencies about the Senegal presidential elections and other actual local issues. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantStudent activismStudents at Edison State College LaBelle campus are hard at work building a new group called the Science and Environmental Club. Already the newly formed group has held a car wash, donating the proceeds to the Salvation Army at its November 29 meeting. President Harry Vazquez said the group is working toward reaching out to involve the community and nd ways they can volunteer to improve their world. Dr. Henry Herman showed the group a quic k experiment in making fuel at the group's November 29 meeting. He said he is also working n presenting an aquaponics workshop for the public. T The students are looking forward to getting more involved. As President Vasquez told them, "It all starts with us." You can check out the group on Faceboo k at Science and Enviromental Club/ ESC/LaBelle. Pictured from left: Lisa Sands, Salvation Army Of ce Coordinator, and Club President Harry Vazquez. Y outh Leadership launches new year by Pudge LehmanReceived my rst Christmas present last w eek...Bill Miller (Betty and Earl’s son) said he wanted to thank me for being part of “the v illage” that helped raise him and many other kids in this town. What a compliment... Made me regret not doing more but lled my heart anyway...This was back in the ‘70s and ‘80s when people could tell the parents, after chastising the kids, what kind of mischief they were up to...and the parents thanked y ou. We need to get back to that time when parents loved their children enough to expect them to behave and respect others. O.K. Enough of the soapbox speeches.. We all know to drink more water in the summer when we sweat but did you realize that it’s just as important in the winter? The air is drier and when we have to have the heater on it’s worse. Just read a hint about taking a giant piece of bubble wrap to the ball games to make the bleachers softer...Then a picture of my rather large rump sitting on the bubble wrap and the sound of 4th of July reworks entered my brain...people hitting the oor and hiding...and I decided it wouldn’t work for me. For birthday cakes stick the candles in a marshmallow before putting on the cake... no melted wax all over the cake. Werds UV wisdum: Half the people you know are below average...OR....What is the speed of dark?....OR....Nobody can make you feel inferior, or stupid, without your permission. W itches Brew

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