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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 12-27-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Thursday, December 27, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 51 J anuary 5, 2012As the January 2011 dawned folks were recalling changes from the previous year: Crops frozen in the elds, the loss of U-Save Supermarket, Flora & Ella's closed and LaBelle sent young John Marotti to W est Point. J anuary 12, 2012The rst cold temperatures of 2012 did a little damage to area crops, but nothing resembling the terrible loss farmers and citrus growers faced after last year's devastating freezes. J anuary 19, 2012The Florida Department of Corrections prepared to close the Hendry Correctional work camp outside of Immokalee by the end of June. The closing would extinguish another 74 local full time jobs. J anuary 26, 2012An Immokalee woman died as a result of a one-vehicle crash J anuary 19 in Hendry County. The crash occurred on CR 846 about 1.9 miles south of CR 833 The Hendry County 4-H Meat J udging Team composed of Adam Bar eld, Andy McAvoy, Jarad Plair and Katelyn Steelman captured fth place in the Western National Roundup 4-H Meat Judging Contest held on the campus of Colorado State University on January 7. A Look Back at 2012 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle DOT Johnny Limbaugh arrived at the board meeting with good news. He said FDOT has plans to add lanes and construction on Helms Road Extension from SR 29 to SR 80. Also on the Five-Year plan: SR 29 from Spencer Street to north of Cowboy Way add turn lanes and reconstruction in 2014-15 Resurfacing on CR 78 from the Lee County line to Kirby Thompson Road 2014-15 FDOT is "miles ahead" of where they expected to be with Hendry County's #1 road project, SR 80 SR 80 to be complete in scal year 2016-17 rather than the original plan for 2020. Mr. Limbaugh noted that CR 833/846 should be complete in 2014-15, using impact fees previously collected Commissioner Janet Taylor asked to save Good Wheels' Belle Glade/Clewiston route for college students and seniors.EDC Economic Development Council asked the county to freeze rent on its building. Commissioner Al Perry said he was confused as to why the county would give money to the EDC, then make them give it back. Although the commissioners were sympathetic to the EDC request, they also agreed with Commissioner Darrell Harris that they should leave the amount in this year's budget.Habitat for HumanityThe commission complied with a Habitat for Humanity request for the donation of 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 eventuall y be back on the tax role, was a good investment FDOT: Good news for Hendry County roads See Year — Page 2 See County Page 2 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Sometimes we just need to be reminded. No thing feels quite as good as helping someone else. Habitat for Humanity is one of those organizations whose impact is easy to see. Thanks to the group, and the volunteers it inspires, people who didn't have a decent home to call their own, do. Staff and volunteers make it possible, through the work of their own hands, to provide one of the most basic of all human needs. On Saturday, December 15, 25 volunteers plus Habitat staff gathered to raise the walls on the rst Habitat house to be built in Hendry County since 2009. By 8 a.m. most of the volunteers had arrived at 5008 Gunn Circle in Port LaBelle with sleeves rolled up and energy to burn on this 1,800 square foot home, which has three bedrooms, two baths, a patio and garage. Professional, experienced builders, students, and even a couple celebrating their anniversary put their minds, hearts and hands to a single goal. By the time they left, the house had outside walls, inside wall studs and trusses. A few days later the roof would go up on this lovely new frame house. The family who will call 5008 Gunn Circle home has yet to be selected but, along with other applicants, is going through orientation now. Quali cations include: You must have either lived or worked in Lee or Hendry counties for the past 12 months. You must either be a US citizen or a permaHabitat provides truly helping hands Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantHabitat for Humanity volunteers got down to business December 15 on the rst new Habitat home to be built in Hendry County in three years. See Homes — Page 2 LEASE A NEW 2013 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $219 PER MONTH.*24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3013 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #13t90. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 12/31/12.

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nent resident alien with your resident alien card. You must be married, single or divorced. If you are separated we will accept your application after reconciliation or divorce. You must wait three (3) years after a foreclosure or bankruptcy is nalized to apply. Your total household income must be a minimum of $15,000. In addition, you must demonstrate your ability to pay and are provided with important information such as simple maintenance techniques, insurance facts and how to save money. Habitat families also get a 0 percent interest mortgage. One hundred and four families have paid off their mortgages to Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties in the 30 years it has been serving this area. None of this could happen without a dedicated core of volunteers. They come from various places and even more varied backgrounds. From Fort Myers, "Wade" was on site early that morning. With a family of four, he was accepted into program last October. Since then he has accrued sweat equity hours by volunteering to clean out and refurbish homes and has also participated in two house raisings. "Angelica" of LeHigh is helping her daughter work toward home ownership by becoming familiar with a hammer and nails. That's another thing, family and friends can help earn the required 250 hours of sweat equity toward a Habitat home. She said everybody comes with a lot of energy and the work goes quickly. Carl Neely of Muse volunteers with Habitat as well as Hendry County Food Bank and other groups. He got the Habitat bug from daughter Carrie Warburton, who lives in Fort Lauderdale and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for nine years. This is Carl's rst Habitat house and he said he chose this organization because he "wants to be part of bigger things." Don Jones has been a resident of LaBelle for just a year, coming from Daytona. He's also a rst timer, a retired mortgage broker. He and his wife have wasted no time in getting involved with LaBelle activities. They also volunteered for Toys for Tots, Salvation Army bell ringing and the American Legion Christmas dinner. Glenn and Stephany Farquhar spend their winters in Riverbend RV Resort. The North Carolina couple chose this project to celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary. As Stephany tells it, she gave Glenn a choice of how to celebrate: working on the Habitat house or taking dancing lessons. No Dancing with the Stars for this couple! They saved their fancy footwork and cool moves for pounding nails and securing hurricane clips. It seems volunteering is habit forming, the Farqhars also volunteers for Meals on Wheels. Stephany said her uncle travels in a motor home to volunteer for Habitat as well. "It' a good way to give back," she commented. New volunteers are always welcome. In case you're interested, you don't have to have construction experience, just willing hearts and active hands. There are always supervisors on hand to help unskilled volunteers become more comfortable with construction tools. Other volunteer opportunities are available for those who feel more productive in an of ce or other environment. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. If you missed this wall raising, don't worry. Other work days will be scheduled for this house and there's another lot in line for a home in the vicinity on Dolphin Circle. There is no start date yet on that project. The Hendry County Board of Count y Commissioners also recently donated two additional lots for Habitat homes lots that will then be put back on the tax rolls a big plus for everybody. To get more information you can call 239-652-1684 or go to Habitat's Web site at habitat4humanity.com. 2 Caloosa Belle December 20, 2012 February 2, 2012On January 23 the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce opened the doors of its new Port LaBelle facility to the public. The facility, the old CHL real estate headquarters, was purchased by the Port LaBelle Community Dev elopment District (PLBCDD) with monies from an escrow account Port LaBelle residents paid into from 1983-89. February 9, 2012It was center stage February 4 for the newly-crowned Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival Mallory Allen and 2012 Princess Abby Arnold,February 16, 2012LaBelle High School teacher Nan Akin w as chosen as the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year.February 23, 2012Over 600 members and guests attended the First Baptist Church's 100th anniversary February 12, 2012. March 8, 2012Fire ghters were called to a suspicious re on Caloosahatchee Ave. that gutted the unoccupied structure.March 15, 2012The board of county commissioners supported economic development buy doing away with the $500 fee for ling for a tax exemption with the county. EDC Director Greg Gillman requested the action. Companies requesting the tax exemption would still be responsible for legal advertising required. The sheriff's of ce was busy with a rash of vehicle burglaries. Sheriff Whidden prov ided tips on how not to become a victim. Citizen of the Year Meredith Marcum got into the Denim and Diamonds theme spirit at the chamber's March 10 giveaway.March 22, 2012LaBelle 4-H'ers turned in terri c performances at the Livestock Show: Swine competition: Kayla Hood Grand Champion, Reserve Champion Ashley Schoe eld; Grand Champion heifer Windall Tindall, Grand Champion Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer, Rachael Reinbott, Grand Champion Steer and Grand Champion County Bred Steer, Leah VanWagner, Reserve Champion Steer, Reserve Champion County Bred Steer, and 1st place Senior Showmanship. Y earContinued From Page 2 in the future. RecyclablesCounty Engineer Shane Parker explained the interlocal recycling agreement with Lee County. According to the agreement, the county will have all recyclables delivered to the transfer station in LaBelle; Pay Lee County for transport of the recyclables to the Lee County MRF for processing; Pay Lee Conty for disposal of any residue (non-recyclbles) that may be mixed in the recyclables. Pay Lee County for processing loads of recyclables with more that 10 percent of residue from non-recyclables. Lee County must Accept all eligible recyclable materials; Transport all materials from the transfer station in LaBelle to Lee County MRF for processing and invoice Hendry County for the transport; Pay Hendry County for its recyclable materials less the cost of transport and residue disposal based on the Average Commodities Revenue. The commissioners approved the agreement, 5-0.In other business the board:Reappointed Lonnie Howard, Rand y Daniels and William Smith to the Contractor Licensing Board and appointed Daniel Rennolds. Reappointed Local Planning Agenc y members: District 1 Victor P. Blandford; District 3 Theresa Hamilton Proverbs; District 5 Harold "Doc" Weaver; At Large Wayne H. Simmons. Voted to impose liens for delinquent Port LaBelle Utility System accounts. Most delinquencies are for vacant homes in which the owner fails to pay the base charges ($20 water, $10 sewer for residential)/ Reduced the minimum lot size from ve acres on four parcels zoned General Agriculture by approximately .11 to .12 acres. The reduction will allow the building of homes on these lots. CountyContinued From Page 1 HomesContinued From Page 1 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! would like to express our gratitude to those of you who attended our Christmas celebration & brought donations for the food banks & animal shelters. We would like you to know that your gifts are already being put to good use by the Salvation Army, First Christian Disciples Church, LaBelle Animal Control & Caloosa Humane Society. Thank you all so much for your kindness! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!Ž863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.com Southern Heritage Real Estate 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

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Lifeline is a government assistance program that provides only eligible consumers with discounted service that is of the Lifeline program, as any individual or group of individuals living at the same address that share income and expenses. T-Mobile offers Lifeline service only in areas where the company has Eligible services available from T-Mobile USA, Inc. at www.T-Mobile.com.Basic plan includes: 145 Whenever Minutes 500 Night Minutes + 500 Weekend Minutes Nationwide 4G Network Additional minutes for $.05 each $19.99/mo. before Lifeline discountLimited time offer; subject to change. Taxes and fees additional; other fees may apply. Domestic only. Coverage: Coverage not available everywhere. Nights and Weekends: Weekends are midnight Friday to midnight Sunday, and nights are 9:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. Monday…Friday, based upon start time of call. Time of call usually based on location of equipment transmitting call; if location is not available, time of call based on time zone associated with your phone number. Network Management: Data traf“c of Premium and Ultra plans will be prioritized over other currently offered plans during periods of congestion. Service may be slowed, suspended, terminated or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with o ur network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or signi“cant roaming. See brochures and Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) at www.T-Mobile.com for additional information regarding T-Mobile service and products, including important limitations on availab ility and reliability of 9-1-1 emergency service when using Wi-Fi Calling. 2012 T-Mobile USA, Inc. 3 Caloosa Belle December 27, 2012 Submitted photoFirehouse Singers practingThe Firehouse Community Theatre is pleased to announce their third show of the season; the original production of “Juke Box Jive” under the direction of Nick Fidanza. This show stars the Firehouse Singers. Juke Box Jive takes place in Pop’s Soda Shoppe which is re-opening with a new owner. To celebrate the re-opening, the new owner invites the old gang in to sing and reminisce about their happy days in the shoppe! Showtimes are Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. and the following weekend Friday, January 18 and Saturday January 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. Please note that our Saturday, January 12, Sunday, January 13 and Sunday, January 20 shows are SOLD OUT!! Tickets for all productions can now be purchased at website www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com and are $12 if purchased in advance or you can still use the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 up to one hour before the production. Tickets purchased the night of the performance are $14.00, however seating cannot be garanteed if we are sold out! The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. For more information please call or visit their website! Birchwood Parkway will be closed on the south side at SR 80 the week of January 7, 2013 for approximately ve days. Work is underway to expand ve miles of SR 80 to four lanes from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane. That week crews will install drainage pipes across the parkway. Motorists may use Collingswood Parkway and Cedarwood Parkway to access SR 80. Birchwood Parkway on the north side of SR 80 will be open to traf c. SR 80 Construction Project from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane It may be a little harder to nd now, but don't let that deter you. LaBelle Plumbing still offers the same great services. Richard and Geri Yoraschek have just moved their business to 137 S. Industrial Loop from their Main Street location, where they have worked for the past 15 years. In fact, LaBelle Plumbing Corp. is celebrating its 20th anniversary here this year. Richard began in New York as a unionized plumber and has worked for big conglomerates, major rms and, nally, opened his own business. With 48 years in the business his depth of experience is unparalleled. He has done new construction, designed plumbing systems large and small that includes the original World Trade Center. These days he mostly does remodeling and service work, although he recently completed the major remodel for Edison State College's new science lab here in LaBelle as a subcontractor. After working in New York and then Cape Coral, he and Geri chose to come to LaBelle because they enjoy being part of a small community where they can interact with friends and neighbors. LaBelle Plumbing Corp. can do everything from placing a washer in a faucet to a multi-million dollar construction job and you'll always know that the job was done right, with respect for the job and customer as well as pride in their work. Of ce hours are 9-4 with an answering machine for after hours calls. Call 675-1155. License number CFC040014 For plumbing jobs large and small done right the rst time, look for Suite 3 at Double Oaks Industrial Center at 137 South Industrial Loop Road. LaBelle Plumbing has moved Submitted photoGeri and RIchard Yoraschek outside their new of ce location.

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4 Caloosa Belle December 27, 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. Commutingby Matt KindermannFor many LaBelle residents looking for work, the daily commute is a big factor in considering whether or not to take a job. One interesting annual report that is published by the Census Bureau is the regional commuting patterns that track where people work in respect to their residence. The information is tracked regionally, meaning our area includes Glades, Hendry, Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. Interestingly, about 76,000 workers commute into our region from outside counties, with a majority coming from Miami-Dade, Sarasota and Broward. The highest concentrations of commuters work along the I-75 corridor in Naples, Estero, Ft Myers, and Punta Gorda. One exception is Immokalee, where a majority of workers are commuters. Of course, not all workers commute far from their homes. Ironically, very few workers commute into Cape Coral, Iona-MacGregor, or LaBelle, indicating that our respective labor force consists of mostly local residents. In fact, almost 40% of Lee County residents work in Lee County, which is an above average ratio compared to the 6% of Charlotte County residents that work in Charlotte County. Commuting patterns can be very bene cial to businesses in order to map and forecast where prospective customers travel, especially for businesses in the retail or hospitality industries. You might think that placing fast food establishments, gas stations and hotels along the interstate is common sense, but location selection is a very involved step in the strategic business plan. For instance, we can see that there are more commuters working in the Big Cypress Reservation than there are in Moore Haven, meaning more people working in Moore Haven live there verse the Reservation. New ventures can possibly capitalize on this commuting pattern by locating food establishments targeting the lunch crowd, or providing services that one would use "on the way home" such as dry cleaning or pharmacy, depending on local customer demographics. To see the commuting patterns of our region, go to www. oridajobs. org/labor-market-information, click on Products and Services, then GIS Mapping Reports.Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." Matt Kindermann One of the key responsibilities Jesus has given to the church is to make an impact on the lives of others in as many ways as possible, including spiritually, socially, and personally. One of His best-known illustrations of this challenge is told in what today is referred to as the Good Samaritan. In that parable Jesus emphasized the importance of attending to the needs of those who are without resources from within themselves. This was been exhibited by believers in many ways throughout history. Compassion and mercy is seen in every community through the efforts of people like Mother Theresa, William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, and clinics and hospitals built in the name of Christ all over the world. Rarely is there found anywhere on earth a setting that does not have a church-sponsored soup kitchen or thrift shop assisted to help others in less-fortunate settings, doing work in the name of Jesus. enormous impact on charity. Likewise, education is offered in Christ's name across the globe. As history tells us, such endeavors had their beginnings in Judaism, and was carried into additional area of the world by the church, with an emphasis the written word. The Guttenberg printing press was originally built to promote Bible literacy, with Christians leading the way in the name of Jesus to give an education to all people in all areas of the world. It is clear that, according to Matthew 5:14-15, the church has been called in impact society as salt and light, meeting needs of people in as many areas of their personal lives as possible. It is for that reason that Caloos a Baptist Church will be making available to many people free dental care in January. Caloosa Baptist is working with Florid a Baptist Convention to host a dental bus in LaBelle. This will offer to people in low-income situations free dental care during the week of January 21-25, 2013. To determine who is able to be given this assistance, the client processing will be done January 7-11, 2013. Those in need of dental care are asked to call the church of ce at 675-HOPE to schedule an appointment. IF the quali cations are met according to the guidelines of the program an appointment will be set up during the week of Januar y 21-25.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. Caloosa Baptist Church to Offer Free Dental Care Les Morgan Goodwill Cautions Against For-Pro t Collection BoxesIt's the season of giving, and Goodwill Industries is grateful for the generosity of people across Southwest Florida. Because of your generous donations, we have been able to provide needed services to nearly 30,000 Southwest Floridians with disabilities and other disadvantages this year. However, as donation season comes to its peak, we and our friends at other area nonpro ts are noticing a troubling trend. Over the past few months, our area has seen the sudden appearance of unattended collection bins, dotting parking lots across Southwest Florida. While some of these collection bins are owned by bona de charities, many actually bene t for-pro t organizations. As you prepare to make room for your new holiday gifts or gather that last minute tax deduction, we want to remind you to carefully consider the way you donate and to know exactly where your donations are going. When you drop a donation into an unattended collection bin, you probably do so with the expectation that those donations will be used to help people in need in our area. But when you donate to a for-pro t business, the proceeds not only don't help people in need, they typically don't even stay in our areaor even in our state. You can make sure that your donations will bene t the people who need them most by following a few simple guidelines. First, give to charities you know and trust. Second, if you're not familiar with a nonpro t's mission, research before you give. Finally, instead o f dropping your donations in an unattended collection box, donate at a site with attendants on duty so that you can ask questions and then make sure to get a receipt. No matter who you choose to support with your donations, it is our hope that you give as much thought to donating your clothes as you would to donating your money. On behalf of Goodwill and the 30,000 people we assisted this year, I thank you again for supporting our mission through your generous donations. We wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Tom Feurig President/CEO Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. 4940 Bayline Dr. N. Ft Myers Letter to the Editor Tom Feurig Reality checkWake up and get a reality check! In light of the recent tragedy in Conn., shouldn't our law enforcement be better utilitzed in protecting our schools rather than them busting hookers and substance abusers? Our taxes at work! Speak Out

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Submitted photoStudents observe Anti-Bullying week Students and staff at West Glades School observed Anti-Bullying week during the week of November 12–16. The themes for the week were “Stand Up to Bullying” and “Be the Change You Want to See in the World.” Students in K-4 and students in 5-8 attended separate anti-bullying assemblies on November 12. They learned about different kinds of bullying, long and short term consequences of bullying, and how to report bullying to adults. All WGS students signed an anti-bullying pledge. WGS also sponsored a “Be the Change” contest. Students could do a good thing and winners were awarded donuts, as was David Zavala, who correctly identi ed Mahatma Ghandi (the Indian philosopher and leader) as the original author of the phrase, “Be the Change You Want to See in the World. WGS also held an anti-bullying poster contest. Winners were announced on Friday, Nov. 16, when everyone wore blue in support of anti-bullying. The poster winners were Julissa Casiano ( rst), Carson Williams (second), Hailey Hernandez (third), Alyssa Herrell (fourth), Jade Banky ( fth), Aries Ruark (sixth) and Kaylee Sabella (seventh). These students won a gift certi cate and their posters are on display at WGS. 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 WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E MANUFACTURED HOMES $55,000 Nice 4/2 on half acre lot. New metal roof, AC, and paint. Home backs up to lake. $59,900 Beautiful 3/2 mobile on a very nice lot in the city. Well taken care of. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $75,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. HOMES $35,999 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $65,000 3BR/2BA home. Tile throughout. Features a split ”oor plan. $68,900 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $69,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $79,000 Larger Port LaBelle home recently updated with new roof, paint, carpeting and cabinetry. 4/2 plus bonus room off the master bedroom. Double garage. $85,000 Florida cracker home on 2 ac. Recently renovated and updated. Directly across from public boat ramp. $95,000 Country home on acreage. Fenced property with “ve stall barn. Located in Glades County. EXECUTIVE HOMES $198,900 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood ”oors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included.SOLD SOLD SOLDUNDER CONTRACT 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 WalkerBRING YOUR BOAT! & dock it at your own dock & lift on the magni“cent intracoastal Caloosahatchee River! Totally renovated luxury home with great river views! Unique features include custom light “xtures, sky lights, atrium & more! Easy to love 3BR/2BA ”oor plan with huge lanai overlooking riverfront with its spectacular dock. $399,900 RENTAL: 3BR/2BA/2CG Home in Port LaBelle $1,250/month HOMES 6/5.5 two story home in LaBelle. Close to schools/shopping. $219,000 2,000+/sq. ft of living area, split ”oor plan. $210,000. view! 2/2 living quarters upstairs w/1, 224 sq. ft. living area. 1/1 apartment down stairs. Also features 3 car garage & covered boat dock with lift. $194,900. acres in Port LaBelle Ranchettes. $163,900. master bedrooms, family room, of“ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900. 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area, 2 car garage, and much more. $90,000. sion. Spacious rooms, living room and family room. Oversized detached 2 car garage. $62,900. fenced yard, screened porch. $62,500. cious rooms and kitchen. $74,900. Belle. A little TLC will bring it a long way. $58,000. C-1, frame home in the city of LaBelle. $49,900. Possiable owner “nancing! an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $35,000. SOLD 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 UNDER CONTRACT 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 $495,000 REDUCED Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial with 2 homes on the property 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker large home, new grove planned. Large equip. barn. PLUS strip across rd. to river. $820,000. 1st $285,000. FIXER-UPPER on 5 ac. Phillips Road. $112,000. 13+ AC. SE CORNER 63+/ACRES South $3500 PER ACRE Seller “nancing Will divide! CHARMING HOME in Double J Acres on 1 ac. w/lots of oaks $85,000. planted with Cheyenne Bermuda $4,300 per ac. Seller “nancing Riverfront home near Edison Home, $2,200,000 Off Neal Rd SR31/Bermont Rd area. Power on property for LEASE Also larger parcels. 16.79 AC, South, $70,000 Possible Seller “nancing 1 AC COMMERCIAL lot SR29S $85,000. Seller “nancing Broker Owner 13.33 AC, S. imp. pasture $48,654, Seller “nancing 200 AC S. Orange trees oaks, $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing 3/2 Mobile SR29S SR29S $42,000 Seller “nancing 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 27, 2012 Submitted photoMu Alpha Theta installationOn Wednesday, December 12, the LaBelle High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta initiated its new members. Pictured are the new initiates Luis Mendez, Ezequiel Juarez, Mykala Williams, Emma Cahoon, Paul Luckey, Sabrina May and EmmaRaye Bar eld. Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematics organization. Students compete in math competitions throughout south Florida.

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Christine W. Elliott, 100LABELLE — Christine W. Elliott, passed away Dec. 20, 2012 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Jan. 13, 1912 in Mill Town, Ga., to the late Charles James and the late Emma Caroline (Patten) Wheeler. She was a former resident of Okeechobee, Pahokee and Canal Point. Christine was a former Trustee of Barron Library and Past President of United Methodist Women. She also was a member of Friends of the Library, LaBelle Beauti cation Committee, Pahokee & Clewiston Garden Clubs, LaBelle Heritage Museum and Alpha Sigma Phi in LaBelle. Christine was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Michael J. (Sherry) Elliott of LaBelle, Jess P. (Sharon) Elliott of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Joseph (Mette) Elliott, Susan (Michael) Lilley of LaBelle, Merry Lynne(Kent) Mathis of Jacksonville, Jennifer Evans and Mandy (Tom) Bird; great-grandchildren, Jared Mathis, Micah Mathis, Brandon Mathis and Lindsey Bird and nieces & nephews, She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess M. Elliott; son, Charles Elliott, and four siblings. A graveside funeral service was held Wed. Dec. 26, 2012, 11 a.m. at Port Mayaca Cemetery, Canal Point with Rev. Joe Wallace of ciated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2 pm at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Rev. John Bennett of ciating. ***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. 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 6 Caloosa Belle December 27, 2012 Obituaries Deal Concert at Grace Baptist ChurchStart your year with a night of piano music as Grace Baptist Church hots a “free” concert with Richard Deal. The concert will start at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, at Grace Baptist Church, located at 4200 NE Eucalyptus Blvd. A nursery will be provided. Your heart will be blessed and uplifted by God-honoring music played by a very talented man of God. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy Mr. Deal’s unique Gospel arrangements as you begin the New Year.Soup Supper at Grace Baptist ChurchGrace Baptist at 4200 NE Eucalyptus Blvd., w ill server a “free” soup and sandwich meal on Thursday, January 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Anyone who needs or wants a “warm” meal will nd a “warm” welcome here. The meal will be served in the King’s Center directly behing the Worship Center. Come and get it!College and careers Bible studyCaloosa Baptist College and Careers class is starting a new Bible study: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. A stronger walk with God isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts — it’s falling in love with God. Mark your calendars for a time of fellowship, fun and discipleship for Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Charlie’s Coffee Shop. We look forward to seeing you there! Church Briefs Submitted photoMembers of Christ the King Lutheran and Pastor Nick Moskovites/LaBelle welcomed twelve new members on Sunday December 16. The new members were honored in the new Fellowship Hall with a pot-luck brunch after the service. The new members are: Alan & Ellen Woods, Vernon “Pretz” and Frieda Stark, Bob and Martha “Marty” Jurs, Bill and Betsy Fortner, Lloyd and Gail Gidley and Cloyd “Buck” and Robin Knouse. Hendry County Property Appraiser Phillip Pelletier will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, January 3, program meeting of LaBelle Heritage Museum at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. Pelletier will relate how he fell in love w ith the LaBelle area when he rst came here some thirtyve years ago and decided this would be home. He will comment on the changes he has seen since coming to LaBelle and what he sees in the future for LaBelle and its surroundings. The meeting is open to all, and our winter residents are welcome. LaBelle Heritage Museum at 360 North Bridge Street will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but will open for its regular hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday both Christmas week and New Year’s week. Regular hours will resume on January 7, 2013. The museum has a new display prepared by local historian and former LaBelle Postmaster Bernard T. Rasmussen highlighting post of ces in the LaBelle area including several in Glades and Lee Counties. The museum also has the late Ken Downing’s pen and ink notecards of the Hendry County Court House and the 1914 Captain F. A. Hendry House available in the gift shop. Pelletier to present program at museum January 3

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Pickleball at LaBelle Recreation ParkPickleball is one of the most trending sports in the United States combining three popular racquet sports; table tennis, tennis and badminton. It is played on a badminton sized court with special paddles made of w ood or high-tech aerospace materials and a ball similar to a wif e ball. A lower net and the special ball combined with key rules that allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities make the game particularly popular with seniors. It was designed to be easy to learn and run to play. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner come to the LaBelle Recreation Park and play on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. The park is located on Jaycee Lions Drive and is accessible either from Main Stree or west Cowboy Way. Questions call Karen at (863) 675-6133STA 5 has new entrance, check station The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds waterfowl hunters that the designated entrance and check station for Stormwater Treatment A rea (STA) 5 has been moved to a new location. As of July 2012, the entrance and check station for STA 5, in Hendry County, has moved from Blumberg Road to 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.Junior Pro basketballBoys and girls K-2; Boys Division B 3, 4, 5th grades; Boys Division A 6, 7, 8th grades; Girls Divison 3-8th grade. The league needs boys and girls coaches as well as referees and anyone who wishes to help out. Sign up early at Langford Ford (Pat Langford) 673-4299; or call Darrell Harris at 673-5475; or Preston Long at 673-3044. Call Darrell Harris with any questions. Bengston 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. 7 Caloosa Belle December 27, 2012 Submitted photoLHS Cowboys Basketball Team Pictured with ESC Holiday Tournment Champion Trophy! Kneeling from left to right Grant Gillman, Manny Taylor, Jordan Lopez. Standing Danny Keller, Jason Arnold, Mark Sloan, Jose Ramos, Alfrado Mar, Brandon Mendoza, Derrick Bass, Devonte Ray, Chandler McCormick, Ellis Johnson, Coach Kelley, Major Williams and Andrew Jean Baptist. These Cowboys made the All Tournment Team Derrick Bass, Andrew Jean Baptist, Alfrado Mar, Mark Sloan and Devonte Ray. Sport Shorts Submitted photo/ Jenny McClainPowerliftingThe Cowgirl powerlifting team nished a competitive fourth out of six teams Saturday, December 15, at Travis Todd Invitational in Avon Park. Pictured are the top nishers for the Cowgirls, from left: Tiffany Horne, fth place, Logann White second place, Alex Pequeno fourth place, Miranda Ingram sixth place, Mariela Gomez fourth place, and Sidney Nunez fth place. The Cowgirls host subqualifying at LaBelle high School gym Friday, Jan 11. Lifting starts at 6 p.m. Please come support the girls as they try to qualify for state!

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Garage/ Yard SalesRiverBend Motorcoach Arts & Craft Show January 5, 2013 9am to 1pm at the Nature Center Enjoy Breakfast at the River Clubhouse 8-10am only $5.00 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS Home Daily and Weekly Openings! No-Touch, Great Pay & Miles! Dedicated Miami Account. 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper 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. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic&Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com FirewoodFirewood, replace, smoking, cooking, pit or camp res. Six or eight foot pickup truck full, eight cubic foot wheel barrow. Oak, Australian pine, pine. Locally 863-234-1230 Firewood for sale All types 863-234-6981 Pets/SuppliesSmall dogs and pups for adoption. Registered toy fox terrier and chins for sale. 863-675-1571 Wanted To BuyWanted boulders track hoe to place them also bucket truck for tree work. 970-708-9994 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Apartments 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 RentFRASER AVE., 3BR/2BA, LR/DR, fenced yard w/workshop, nonsmkg. 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 Earn some extra cash. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to impact fees entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, REPEALING HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-59, IMPACT FEES. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 433148 CN/CB 12/27/2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPOSED RATE INCREASE FOR PORT LABELLE UTILITY CUSTOMERS THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY HAS DIRECTED THAT PUBLIC HEARINGS BE HELD TO CONSIDER A RATE INCREASE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE PORT LABELLE UTILITY SYSTEM (PLUS). THE PROPOSED CHANGE WOULD INCREASE THE BASE FACILITY AND USAGE CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS. The rst public hearing will be held January 9, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., before the Port LaBelle Utility System Advisory Board. The second public hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m., January 22, 2013, before the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County. If approved, the rate increase will be effective for the January, 2013 usage billing issued in February, 2013. Both public hearings shall be held in the County Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed change. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 433156 CN/CB 12/27/2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 HomeSale3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. 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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2013-2014 school year began on Friday, Dec. 14. Approximately $400,000 in scholarship money is available through 35 scholarships for local high school students and through 22 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the website at www. oridacommunity.com on the scholarships page. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and nancial documentation (if required). For need-based scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after include scholarships for students with disabilities, student athletes, adult students going back to school, students from particular schools or communities and students pursuing a graduate or professional degree. The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established to fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, communit y college,or technical school level for high school, undergraduate and graduate students from Southwest Florida with a physical disability who use a wheelchair. This scholarship was established by John and Gloria Fassett to honor their daughter, Anne M. Fassett, a native Fort Myers resident who contributed substantially to the communit y in spite of her physical disability and who passed away at the age of 33. The Matt Harmon Memorial Scholarship was established to fund books and tuition for college-bound male baseball players in Lee County by Mr. Bernard and Dr. Elizabeth Harmon to memorialize their son who played high school baseball and passed away at the age of 16. The Faye Lynn Roberts Education Scholarship funds scholarships for women 21 years of age or older pursuing a career in court reporting, computer training or nursing. Faye Lynn’s family established the scholarship after her passing. Faye Lynn was owner/broker of Realty World Roberts Association, Inc. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber o f Commerce – Ralph A. Richardson Fund assists graduates or high school seniors of Estero High School or the children of a current Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Member. The Bonita Springs Chamber o f Commerce Foundation established the fund in memory of Ralph A. Richardson, former Chamber president and Bonita Springs civic leader. Established to fund scholarships for students from Southwest Florida who have completed their rst year of course load at an accredited law school, the William L. Graddy Law School Scholarship was established by Patricia Graddy in honor of William Graddy, a prominent Lee County attorney who passed away in 1997. The Community Foundation chose the month of December as the launch date after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2012, the Community Foundation awarded more than $415,000 in scholarships. With a streamlined online application process, students are not required to submit paper applications. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties b y connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $52 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 scal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www. oridacommunity.com. Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00A.M. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L10 The improvements under this Contract consist of bridge repairs which includes removal and replacement of the bridge fender system, clearance gauges and navigational lighting, Manatee County. Budget Estimate: $2,050,857.00 E1L13 The improvements under this Contract consist of bridge rehabilitation which includes repairs to structural steel, replacement of steel grid decking, restoration of concrete spalling and painting of bridge span steel elements, including the four lift towers, Lee County. Budget Estimate: $676,251.00 E1 L73 The improvements under this Contract consist of drainage improvements, milling and resurfacing, guardrail and signing and pavement marking, Desoto County. Budget Estimate: $210,432.00 E1 L90 The improvements under this Contract consist of sidewalks, turnouts, drainage improvements, curb and gutters, signing and pavement markings, and pedestrian signals, Polk County Budget Estimate: $255,357.00 E1 L92 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Various DistrictWide Traf c Operations Roadway Improvements Administered through a Push-Button Contract. District Wide Budget Estimate: $1,000,000.00 E1 M27 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Performance Turf. Polk Budget Estimate: $175,000.00 E1 M28 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Inside Mower Deck Herbicide Mowing Application. Desoto & Hardee Budget Estimate; $140,000.00 E1 M29 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging & Sweeping. District Wide. Budget Estimate: $272,939.00 E1 M30 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging & Sweeping. Hardee Budget Estimate: $201,096.00 E1 M31 The Improvements under this Contract consist of Roadside and Outfall Ditch Cleaning and Reshaping and Clearing and Clearing and Grubbing and Tree Trimming/Removal of Surrounding Areas. Polk Budget Estimate: $80,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 432947 CGS 12/27/2012 1/3/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 10 Caloosa Belle December 27, 2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2013. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Envir onmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Thursday, January 31, 2013 Friday, February 8, 2013 Friday, March 8, 2013 Friday, April 12, 2013 Friday, May 10, 2013 Friday, June 7, 2013 Friday, July 12, 2013-ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 9, 2013 Friday, September 13, 2013 Friday, October 11, 2013 Friday, November 8, 2013 Friday, December 13, 2013 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432928 CGS 12/27/2012 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2013. All Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Of ces of Caldwell Pacetti, Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP, One Clearlake Centre, 250 South Australian Avenue, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, Florida. The Annual Landowners’ Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of June at 2:00 p.m. the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 8, 2013 Monday, June 17, 2013, ANNUAL LANDOWNER’S MEETING Belle Glade followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 12, 2013 Monday, October 14, 2013 Monday, December 9, 2013 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432931 CGS 12/27/2012 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2013. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 18, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432935 BGS 12/27/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2013 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2013. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, and the Annual Landowners meeting will take place on the 4th Friday in June, unless meeting date con icts with a holiday, and will take place at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 18, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 19, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 20, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 15, 2013 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this Thursday, 13th day of December, 2012 432930 CGS 12/27/2012 Public Notice Public Notice SWFL Community Foundation now accepting applications

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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 desssert. All proceeds bene t Operation: Backpack.Services growing at humane society clinicThe Caloosa Humane Society is now are 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!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.Nomindate SCF dignitariesThis month the Swamp Cabbage Festival begins meeting every Monday until the festival 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. Come prepared to choose 2013 dignitaries at the January 7 meeting. If you have a nominee, 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.County of ce closing scheduleAll County of ces will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the New Year holiday.Writers to meetThe LaBelle Writers Group is still looking for local, historical stories. The group will meet again on the second Thursday of the month January 10, noon at Barron Library. 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 863-6745600.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 buffet breakfast the rst and third Sundays every month, 699 SR 80W. Barron Library open for teen study groupsLaBelle High School students utilize the library's conference room to prepare a class project. The library welcomes students, and the conference room can be reserved for special activities. Please call 863-675-0833. Story timeBarron Library offers "Story Time with Marlena" every Tuesday morning at 10:15. Marlena reads to young children from toddlers to pre-K students. Please bring your youngsters to Barron Library for fun, interactive story time.Be a Guardian Ad LitemWho speaks up for abused, neglected and abandoned children living in our area? Guardian ad Litem volunteers, supported b y staff, advocate for our most vulnerable children in court, the child welfare system and the community. If you are a Florida resident, at least 21 years old, with 8-10 hours monthl y to volunteer, you're eligible! To make an online inquiry, please visit www.VoicesForKids. org. For more information and to reserve your orientation spot, please call Suzanne Flinn at 239-357-9889. 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 11 Caloosa Belle December 27, 2012 Community Briefs

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The Witch’s Brew by Pudge Lehman.... This is my annual hint for taking down your Christmas lights. Take an empty paper towel roll or a wrapping paper roll, cut to size and make an angled slit in the top and bottom. Put the plug end in the slit and start rolling the lights around until you reach the other end. Put that end in the other slot and you will be very happy next year..When carrying a small purse to parties use a clean, spare contact lens case to put a little lipstick in one cup and anything else ( blush, makeup) in the other for a quick touch-up. If your company, over the holidays includes small children you have some child-proo ng to do. If stove knobs are low enough to be reached just pull them off. Slide one back on when y ou need to use the stove. Keep cupboard doors closed by putting a heavy rubber band around both knobs. Keep looping it until it's pretty tight. Wire the tree to the wall behind it. Use a cup hook in the wall. All these ideas only give you time to stop a disaster.. You must still keep a watchful eye on them. When I had three babies around I put the tree and presents in the playpen. Sayins: All reports are in; life is now of cially unfair...OR...I wish the buck stopped here; I could use a few...OR.. Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant...Have a Happy New Year! HAPPENINGS Drink speicals Entertainment Pool Tournaments 65 New Frozen Drinks Thurs: Ladies Nite Live DJ Fri&Sat: JJ McCoyLaBelles #1 Restaurant863-342-8216 12 Caloosa Belle December 27, 2012 The holiday season is a time to celebrate the spirit of giving, and First Bank in Clewiston instilled that spirit on Thursday, December 20, when their Board of Trustees provided $100,000 to the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation. Glenda Wilson, hospital foundation director, was on hand to receive the check from Carey Soud, President of First Bank. In total, First Bank has given $400,000 to the hospital foundation since 2006. They have earmarked $45,000 of their latest gift tow ards the renovation of three patient rooms at Hendry Regional. In acknowledging this charitable gift and First Bank's continuous generosity and support of Hendry Regional Medical Center, Glenda Wilson said that their Web site comments say it all: "First Bank has been helping meet the nancial needs of the residents and businesses of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties since 1922. From that time to today we are committed to building relationships for the future through honor, integrity and trust that achieve our customers' goals while having a positive in uence on our employees, vendors, community and industry." "First Bank's generosity has made a signi cant impact on improving patient care at Hendry Regional Medical Center," said Ms. Wilson. First Bank donates $100,000 to the HRMC Foundation Submitted photoFirst Bank of Clewiston donation of $100,000 for three patient rooms at HRMC. Pictured are: Morris Ridgdill, Earl (Chipper) Edwards, Bryan Beer, Glenda Wilson, Carey Soud, Karl Larsen, Deborah VanSickle and Miller Couse. Tommy Perry is not pictured. W itches Brew Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantChristmas a time for the artsThe Arts of the Inland, dedicated to enhancing art of all types in the inland counties of Southwest Florida, helped LaBelle get into the holiday spirit at its December 8 Christmas event. Here violinist Louis Carlson plays holiday favorites for the crowd. The event was held at the Hendry House, a marvelous venue for the arts and the season.