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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 02-14-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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stk # 13c56 Image is for illustration purposes only.BUY A NEW 2013 FIESTA S FOR JUST $13995 AND PAY NO DEALER FEE. Thursday, February 14, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 7 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle If you give less than your best, it’s a waste of your ability. Of all the things 2013 Hendry County Golden Apple Teacher Keri Alford has imparted to her students, that is the one that Brittany Thomas will never forget. Brittany introduced her own personal Golden Apple Teacher at the annual Golden Apple Awards dinner February 7. Currently a fth grade inclusion teacher at Westside Elementary School in Clewiston, Keri Alford gives 100 percent of herself to her students. In addition to the usual math, reading, science and more, she even eats lunch with them, Brittany told the audience. “She might be a little hard on me sometimes, but that’s okay. It’s only because she wants me to do my best,” the fth grader commented in her emotional introduction. In accepting the honor, Ms. Alford acknowledged that she really “wasn’t ready for this,” as she recalled the backgrounds of all the other Golden Apple candidates. She said she is passionate about teaching and about her students. This is her third year at WES after rst teaching at Clewiston High School. After school hours Ms. Alford serves on the Data Analysis Team, does after school tutoring and is the St. Jude’s MaraAlford earns Golden Apple by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle After their January 24 nding of Vernon Stevens guilty of rst degree murder in the 2007 killing of Antonio Beltran, the jury made its decision on his fate on February 7. The jury deliberated for only 20 minutes before returning with a recommended sentence of life without the possibility of parole. However, 20th Circuit Court Judge Christine Greider has the nal word in the young man’s punishment. He could still face the death penalty. He was also found guilty of arson and battery with a deadly weapon. He had pled not guilty to all counts. Stevens’ partner in the crime, Raymond Diaz, pled No Contest to second degree murder, rst degree arson of a dwelling and robbery with a deadly weapon in 2008 a plea deal with the State Attorney’s Of ce. Stevens stood as the deputy clerk read the verdict. He had been subdued throughout both the guilt and penalty phases. Only his ngers twitching as he clasped his hand behind his back betrayed any emotion. His girlfriend sat several rows behind him, quietly dabbing her eyes as the verdict became known. Jury says ‘life’ for Stevens Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantSuperintendent of Schools Paul Puletti, fth grade Westside Elementary student Brittany Thomas and 2013 Golden Apple Teacher Keri Alford. Tuesday, February 19, 5-8 p.m. Fort Thompson Ave. will be rockin’ blocked off between Main and Bridge Streets. Browse through displays by local vendors, great food and amazing entertainment as you meet family, friends and neighbors. Enjoy a leisurely evening on the town. The Chamber of Commerce will offer Frito pies bags of Fritos covered with chili and cheese along with sweet tea for just $4. You may also choose to get a bowl of chili for $3. Other vendors will be offering tasty food as well. If your business would like to have a table, hurry! It’s free for chamber members! Night Out Don’t forget the 18th Old Timers Dinner Thursday, February 21 the big kick off to Swamp Cabbage weekend. Come celebrate the folks who built LaBelle, but also those who continue to make it a special place. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. with genuine Cracker Cookin’. Tickets are $20 each at the Chamber of Commerce. Tables seat ten. There will be 50/50 tickets, a silent auction and dessert auction all at the LaBelle Civic Center. Sponsored by the LaBelle Heritage Museum. Celebrate with the Old TimersSubmitted photo/ JerriLynn MerrittQueen contestantsJessica Smith, Ashley Curry, 2012 Queen Mallory Allen, Kayla Keller and Michaila Kelly. The 2013 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant will be quite entertaining this year as the contestants compete for the crowns. From the opening the auditorium will be overrun by this beautiful band of pirates as they storm the stage to introduce themselves and their sponsors to "Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow" from Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides. The emcees for the evening will be none other than the Pirate Queen from 1982 Kimbery Kemp and Captain Larry Luckey. See Page 2. See Penalty — Page 2 See Apple — Page 2

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Over the next few weeks pre sentencing investigations will go on for 45-60 days from w hen the verdict was rendered before the judge makes her nal decision. The remaining details of the trial will be tended to by 20th Circuit Court Judge Mason, who is assigned to Hendry County. J udge Greider heard the Stevens case because Judge Mason is not yet certi ed to hear death penalty trials. During the penalty phase, the prosecution presented evidence of "aggravating" factors in the case those that would add to the severity of the crime, while the defense attorneys mounted "mitigating" factors, intended to show that Mr. Stevens deserved leniency. As prosecutors, Assistant State Attorneys Dan Feinberg and Jennifer Gutmore, laid out the state's case against Stevens, defense attorney Terence Lenamon and his team battled to show how a childhood of abuse and a "toxic" home life made the young man less culpable. Mr. Feinberg began his opening statement of the penalty phase by telling the jurors that this would be one of the most serious decisions any of them would ever have to make. The rst step would be for them to hear the aggravating factors he and his team w ould present; then to hear the mitigation factors from the defense. Then, they would have to weigh the two against each other to decide on an appropriate penalty. He ticked off possible aggravating circumstances including: whether the defendant had ever been convicted of a third degree felony or higher; Did the defendant commit a capitol felony while engaged in a robbery; Did he try to avoid or prevent his lawful arrest? Did he commit the capitol felony for monetary gain?; Was it especially heinous, atrocities or cruel? For the rst time in the proceedings, the jury discovered that Stevens had a previous conviction for aggravated assault with a rearm. Mr. Feinberg promised that the prosecution would prove that the killing of Mr. Beltran was, indeed, "heinous, atrocious and cruel." For their part, defense attorneys presented witnesses as to their client's diminished ability to fully understand the gravity of his actions and his ability to control himself. Witnesses included Stevens' mother and younger brother, both of whom testi ed to the extreme abuse Vernon Stevens suffered throughout his childhood; abuse that virtually included the entire family. By the age of ten, Stevens was sleeping on the streets, running away from home. He spent years in foster placement and even attempted suicide as a child Both the prosecution and defense relied on expert witnesses. With the jury's guilty verdict, both sides put doctors on the witness stand who testi ed as to the level of the accused's culpability. The defense argued that brain damage sustained as a young boy from abuse at home precluded Stevens from being totally culpable. Mr. Lenamon admitted that "guilty" was a fair verdict for his client, but kept up a steady argument against the death penalty. Stevens' life was not an excuse for what he did, Mr. Lenamon told the jury, but an explanation as to why Stevens ended up where he is. Mr. Lenamon wondered why Stevens wasn't taken out of the home and said that a number of "cries for help" went unheard. He also claimed that Stevens suffered from symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder). The State never wavered in its support of the death penalty. Experts for the state testi ed that they found no correlation between any brain damage and Stevens' ability to fully understand and morally appreciate his actions in the murder. FEBRUARY 7 … 25LOVE THAT COLORPAINTS AND STAINS& 15% OFF** PAINTING SUPPLIES(with coupon)25%OFF *(with coupon) STORE HOURS: MON FRI: 7 AM TO 7 P M SAT: 8 A M TO 6 PM SUN: 10 AM TO 6 PMStore hours may vary. See store for details. *Retail sales only. Discount taken o of full retail price. Sale pricing or other oers that result in greater savings will supersede this oer. Limit one per household. Excludes Multi-Purpose primers, Minwax Wood Finishes Quarts & gift cards. Other exclusions may apply. See store for details. Must surrender coupon at time of redemption. Cash value: 1/100 of 1¢. Not valid on previous purchases. Void if copied, transferred, purchased or sold. Valid at Sherwin-Williams and SherwinWilliams operated retail paint stores only. Oer valid 2/7-2/25/13. 2013 The Sherwin-Williams Company. **Retail sales only. Discount taken o of full retail price. Sale pricing or other oers that result in greater savings will supersede this oer. Limit one per household. Excludes ladders, spray equipment & accessories, & gift cards. Other exclusions may apply. See store for details. Must surrender coupon at time of redemption. Cash value: 1/100 of 1¢. Not valid on previous purchases. Void if copied, transferred, purchased or sold. Valid at Sherwin-Williams and Sherwin-Williams operated retail paint stores only. Oer valid 2/7 2/25/13. 2013 The Sherwin-Williams Company.SAVE 15%ON PAINTING SUPPLIES Bring this coupon in and save!SAVE 25%ON PAINTS AND STAINS Bring this coupon in and save! BUY ONE COMPLETE PAIR GET 50% OFF A SECOND PAIRFree eye exam with purchase of designer frame (min of $100) & lensesNow Accepting MedicareSpectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.70 W. Yeomans Ave. LaBelle 863-675-2015www.spectaculareye.com VALENTINE GIFT CERTIFICATEThey will Love You For Thinking Abou This Who Wouldn’t LOVE a MASSAGE!CALOOSA MASSAGE WORKSSherrie Easterly MA 41201 –MM15469 Licensed Massage Therapist863-885-1500 • Caloosa Rejuvenation Center 461 So. Main Street Suite B • LaBelle 2 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013thon Coordinator. One of her cherished accomplishments as a teacher came when she helped a high school student appreciate his own academic abilities. That young man graduated with a special diploma, went on to get a GED and is now proudly serving in the US Coast Guard an example of just how important good teachers are in the lives of their students. Sylvester Humphrey was also recognized that evening with the Heritage Award. He is only the second recipient of this award. Former Superintendent of Schools Bill Burke was the rst last year. Mr. Humphrey served the Hendry County School District for 37 years, from 1960-97, He served as a teacher, guidance counselor, adult education principal, adult education coordinator and, from 1983 his retirement, as Director of Transportation. His work ethic remains a model for employees even today.SCF contestantsThe contestants talents are just awesome this year with funny skits, very talented singers and dancers that will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands to the beat. There will also be a special performance by the 2012 Queen Mallory Allen and Princess Abby Arnold. The new Little Mr. & Miss will Swamp Cabbage will also be crowned during the show. The pageant is Saturday, February 16, at the LaBelle High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite pirate!Swamp Princess ContestantsThe Princess Contestants are back row: Shelba Kelly, Amber Fussell, Cassidy Pascher, 2012 Princess Abby Arnold, Kasey Whidden, Faith Sherrod, Taylor Corbitt and Lindsey Garza. Front row: Jessica Smith, Ashley Curry, 2012 Queen Mallory Allen, Kayla Keller and Michaila Kelly. AppleContinued From Page 1 Penalty Continued From Page 1

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US 27 from Palm Beach County Line to Flaghole RoadCrews are working on the shoulder of the roadway, reshaping and sodding areas. W ork will occur Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No lane closures are anticipated. Expect vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and should use caution.SR 80: From CR 833 to east of US 27 Work expands two-miles of SR 80 to four lanes from east of County Road 833 to west of US 27. Crews are constructing ponds, building new bridges, installing drainage, and placing dirt. Crews are moving barrier w all. Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures through Friday afternoon, February 15, weather permitting. Pay attention to traf c signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. SR 80/US 27: Interchange improvementsCrews are modifying the intersection w ith construction of an overpass for SR 80 traf c eastbound to US 27 northbound and for US 27 traf c northbound to SR 80 w estbound. The project also realigns US 27. Crews also will widen approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes approaching the intersection, add a traf c signal at the overpass, and install lighting at the interchange. Work currently involves placing ll dirt, installing drainage, and constructing the new overpass and roadways. Northbound traf c is shifted to the west onto new temporary lanes. Expect intermittent lane closures on US 27 and SR 80. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. Project completion is estimated at end of 2013.. SR 80 from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane Work is underway to expand ve miles of SR 80 to four lanes from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane. Crews are clearing vegetation, constructing a drainage structure near Cedarwood Parkway and constructing a new bridge at the C-1 canal. Birchwood Parkway will REMAIN closed on the south side of SR 80, reopened after crews reconstructed the Birchwood Parkway intersection. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. The speed limit from Birchwood Parkway to Cedarwood Parkway is 50 miles per hour. Drivers should pay attention to traf c signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2014. SR 80, west from Hendry County Line to Cowboy WayCrews are installing gas lines over the next several months. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No lane closures are anticipated. Motorists should expect vehicles entering and exiting the work zone and should use caution. SR 29, south from Collier County Line to Keri Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews are cleaning ditches along the road over the next month. No lane closures are expected, but motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. SFVS(South Florida Veterinary Service)Providing ambulatory service to the South Florida area, focusing on food animal and equine medicine/surgery. In addition will provide house calls for routine care of small/ companion animals. Dr. JL Shewmaker III 863-673-2665www.MyVetDirect.com/jlshewmaker 3 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 The much-anticipated Sam Thompson Tribute, in recognition of a great local Country Western talent long gone but certainly not forgotten, is set for February 15-16. This will be a chance not only to remember the man and his music, but will be a great fund raiser for a number of local and national causes. Award winning artist Miss Birdie Lee will perform Friday, Feb. 15, at the Top Draw from 8-11 p.m. She worked with Sam at many appearances including the old Long Branch in LaBelle and was with Sam's band when she won rst place female vocalist at the Country Music Award State Championship nals in St. Petersburg in 1979. She will pay tribute to Sam in her performance. Saturday, Feb. 16, the all day Music Tribute begins at 2 p.m. with many musicians, singers and bands. There will be no cover charge for this great event. Donations will be accepted at both doors for the fund raisers including: Wounded Warriors Project; Hope Healthcare Services Hospice; Ruben Rodriguez Family; Steven Zamarron Family.All proceeds from the door, individual donations and merchandise raf es will be given to these causes and organizations equally. Checks will be issued at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Top Draw Bar and Grill. Throughout the day there will be 50/50 raf es and three Win a Guitar raf es. Lil' Ole Bulldogs with Bare Assets, Inc., will have one Fender and two Gibsons along with various other items to be raf ed off. "Bring it to win it" (you must be present to win). Sam's Tribute CD the live radio broadcast of Sam at the Long Branch CD and his oil eld CD Songs of the Oil Fields, will be available. Budda Whidden provided a picture of the beautiful scene on the Tribute CD. Take a chance to win the "Sammy Bucket" that will have Sam's CDs and photo inside. Look for lots of great stuff, including Western bling from Southern Divas and remember all proceeds go to the charities mentioned. For special needs seating or other information about the venue call 863-342-8216. Sam Thompson Tribute this weekend Hendry County road closings A 59-year-old Clewiston man, Magdiel Davila, died in a car crash February 9 on SR 80 east of Al Don Farming Road. His passenger, Emilia Martinez De Davila, 58, of Clewiston sustained minor injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2006 Ford F-350 driven by Austin James Stoppiello, 21, of Clewiston was eastbound on SR 80 approaching Al Don Farming Road as the Davila 1998 Ford-F150 was traveling west with utility trailer in tow. The Stoppiello vehicle traveled into the westbound lane. The left side of the Stoppiello vehicle collided with the left side of the Davila vehicle and trailer. The Stoppiello vehicle rotated counterclockwise and came to a nal rest east of Al Don Farming Road on the south shoulder. The Davila vehicle came to a nal rest on the north shoulder of SR 80 facing west. The trailer came to a nal rest on the north shoulder on its right side and top. Mr. Davila was pronounced dead at the scene by Hendry County EMS personnel. Emilia De Davila and Mr. Stoppiello were both transported to Hendry Regional Hospital. Crash on SR 80 is fatal

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Charles M. Schulz, writer of the comic strip Peanuts, said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Good advice! Fernando Pessoa would add a hearty “Amen” to that. He is credited for saying, “Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” Love is one of the most formidable emotions known on the face of the earth. Lord Byron aptly described the power of love w ith these words: “Love w ill nd a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” Don’t believe it? Try getting in between a mother and her baby (ANY mother – human or animal!) if she perceives you to be a threat to her off-spring! I am not sure where Margaret Atwood obtained her research from, but it has said that she once commented about love with this statement: “The Eskimos had fty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” I suppose some of those names for love w ould include words like, “adore”. “ nd irresistible”, “fond of”, “have a weakness for”, “attracted to” “tenderness towards”, “passion” and “have a thing about.” No matter w hat verb, or phrase one uses to communicate the feeling that love gives someone, one aspect it crystal clear – love is an land-mine emotion, and there is no substitute for what it does to people! Even movie star, Jennifer Aniston, of whom many consider to be one of America’s sweethearts, said with a big smile, “The best smell in the world is that man that you love.” I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; Love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person. Love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, and nding yourself feeling comfortable and safe with that person. I must admit, there are times when I still get weak knees when Val walks into a room and smiles at me. Can you relate that about someone you love? So, let me ask you… Have you ever been in love? If so, you are very familiar with its’ impact. Isn’t it amazing how it can totally dismantle everything you ever were before you fell in love? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up! You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one person, no different from any other person, wanders into your life, and BAM! The next thing you know, you have given them a piece of yourself. They didn’t ask for it, necessarily. All they did one day was something simple, like smile at you. From then on, your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages! No matter what is said of love, the reality is that love is a powerful experience and nothing else compares with its effect. Quite honestly, it even impacts the author of love – God Himself! Perhaps that is why the most popular verse in all of Scripture is John 3:16. You probably learned it as a kid. Can you say it from memory right now? As hard as it is to comprehend, it is amazingly true. God loves Y-O-U! You might be thinking, “I can easily believe that the atom-holding, earth-spinning, galaxy-sustaining, life-giving Source of everything wonderful can do whatever he likes. Even the devil believes God’s power. My difculty is believing that God’s special love for me makes him long to use that power on my behalf.” Few of us doubt that God can do amazing things. The weak link in our faith is believing that He would do such things for ordinary, inconsequential you and me. We suspect we are not suf ciently special in the Almighty’s eyes to warrant such attention. We may say in an agreeing way, ‘Oh yes, ‘God loves everyone,’ but we have a hunch that by the time that love reaches us it has spread pretty thin. After all, we’re just one of billions – billions! on this earth. Why would God want to focus His omnipotence on you me? If we could grasp the enormity of God’s love for us, our faith would sky-rocket. So what we need to do so as to embrace this though a little more easily is to connect with the Bible. In it we nd God’s love for each individual is true. Consider this from Ephesians 3:17-19 . “I pray that you may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be lled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” When you feel like a tiny blob in the seething mass of humanity, see the Shepherd of a hundred sheep frantically searching for one. If He can be personally concerned for one, the omnipotent Shepherd of our souls can love all humanity and still be devoted to you. In the beautiful words of Isaiah, ‘As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you’ (Isaiah 62:5). No matter how you feel, you are the focus of God’s attention; you are doted on as though you are the only friend God has. I f ever a man wanted to shower his bride with love, or his son with gifts, God longs to lavish you with his extravagance. Expect great things from God. Anything less is an insult to your almighty Savior. With your Lord impossibilities are playthings. Let faith mushroom by seizing the fact that the Omnipotent Lord is powerful enough to use you – over-riding your ever y inadequacy and loving enough to want to. Everything God touches is destined for glory. Even now, you are God’s ‘ lthy rags to heavenly riches’ success story. So, make a decision today, Valentines Da y – chose to embrace God’s Word for what it is and allow the story of God’s love suppl y for you what you have need of. Have a great Valentines Day, you divinel y loved person, you!Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. 4 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 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. February 14th (Valentine’s Day) through February 21st is National Condom Week across the United States. Started at University of California, Berkley, in the 1970s, this awareness week encourages condom use to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and unwanted pregnancy. Fifty percent of the new STDs and HIV cases in the USA occur in sexually active people aged 25 years or younger. But age in itself doesn’t protect from catching HIV. Seventeen percent of new HIV infections occur in people 50 or older. The healthcare costs of STDs in the USA run over $17 billion annually. In addition to the staggering amount of money spent, there is also the impact on the physical health of individuals. Some STDs, like Chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomonas, can be treated and cured if diagnosed by a health professional. But there can be medical complications if left untreated. Syphilis can be treated if diagnosed early but can reek real havoc, including death, if found late. Others can be managed with treatment but cannot be cured. These include the viruses, such as HIV, herpes (HSV) and human papilloma (HPV). It is vital that people who are infected with HIV or AIDS seek medical care in order to strengthen their immune system, ght the virus and reduce the chances of catching additional infections. With proper care and lifestyle habits, HIV/AIDS can be managed as a chronic disease. “Condoms should only be one of man y lines of defense against disease for sexuall y active people,” says Antonia Rafalsky, M.A., HIV health educator for Hendry and Glades health departments. “Abstinence from sexual contact and needle sharing behavior is the surest way not to catch STDs or HIV. Another effective strategy is to be faithful to one partner who is faithful to you. Condoms are the third line of defense.” Condoms are highly effective but only i f some rules are followed. Condoms must be put on correctly or they will be more likely to break or slip. A new condom must be used every time from start to nish. They also must be used for every type of sexual encounter. Even so, condoms are not 100 percemt safe. However, when used correctly, condoms signi cantly reduce the risk taken. During National Condom Week, plastic jars lled with condoms are being left at local beauty and barber shops as well as the drug stores who have partnered with the health department. These jars contain an assortment of condoms normally carried at Hendry and Glades County Health Departments. Both latex and non-latex condoms as well as male and female condoms are available for free at the health departments. Valentine’s Day jump starts National Condom Week. Protect yourself. Protect your partner. Protect yourself from STDs Happy Valentines Day from the Lover of Your Soul Les Morgan

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Joe Thomas, president of LaBelle Heritage Museum, discovered that the vintage model of a Florida Panther and her two cubs was missing from the front porch of the museum at 360 North Bridge Street. Helen Quinn, LaBelle’s “Jill of All Trades” a generation ago had built the framework and upholstered the Florida panther and her two cubs some 40 years ago, and the LaBelle Woman’s Community Club donated it to the museum in Helen Quinn’s memory. The mama panther either came to life and moved her two cubs from the museum some time between Sunday afternoon around 4 o’clock and 8:30 a.m. on Monda y morning, February 11, when he opened the museum for visitors or somebody bodily removed this display from the front porch. If anyone sees an upholstered Florid a Panther with two cubs, they should either report seeing it to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce and tell whomever has them to return them to the museum at once since there is a possibility of them being charged with theft if a deputy nds the museum’s panther in their possession. DEADLINE FOR 2013 EXEMPTIONSPhillip Pelletier, Hendry County Property Appraiser, invites you to take advantage of your savings between now and March 1, 2013. We are located in LaBelle, in the Courthouse, third oor OR our Clewiston of ce at 100 E. El Paso Ave. Of ces are open 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Special extended hours for LaBelle and Clewiston of ces will be Thursday February 21st and Thursday February 28th from 8:00 AM till 6:00 PM. YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS 1. Homestead Exemption $25 ,000 / $0 / $25,000 Applies to rst $25,000 of assessed value (all taxing authorities) Applies to $50,000 $75,000 assessed value (non-school district) 2. Disabled veteran discount based on disabled %, age 65+ combat related 3. Disabled Veteran’s Exemption based on % of disability (up to) $5,000 4. Con ned to wheelchair, service connected totally disabled (all taxes) 5. Service connected totally/permanently disabled veteran or surviving spouse (all taxes) 6. Surviving spouse of veteran who died while on active duty (all taxes) 7. Surviving spouse of rst responder who died in the line of duty (all taxes) 8. Widow’s or Widower’s Exemption $500 9. Non-Veteran Disability and Blindness Exemption $500(or more) 10. Additional Exemption 65 years of age or older w/an annual income of less than $27,590 per household (documentation is required) (up to) $50,000 11. Tangible Personal Property Exemption $25,000 12. Agriculture Classi cation (Green Belt) 13. Homestead Portability 14. Deployed Military Exemption If you have recently purchased your property, the previous owners’ exemptions do not apply to you. New applications MUST be led for new ownership or deed transfers. This would also include (name) changes in Agricultural Classi ed parcels. Homestead Exemption renewal (white card) and Agricultural Classi cations (green card) have recently been mailed. If you still qualify, keep your receipt; do NOT return it to our of ce. YOU NEED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD: • Applicant must hold title to property and reside on the property by January 1, 2013 • If Recreational Vehicle Condominium Park, FL. registration of Motor Coach is required • Florida Driver’s License (if married, both husband & wife) • Florida Vehicle Registration • Hendry County Voter Registration OR Recorded Declaration of Domicile • Social Security Number (if married, both husband & wife required) • Permanent Resident Card (if not a US citizen) • Mobile Home Registration or Title in order to purchase the permanent “RP” sticker • The mailing address of your bank statement and/or a copy of your utility bill at homestead address may be required. For those who are unable to come to either of our of ces, please call and arrangements will be made to assist you in ling your application. PHILLIP L. PELLETIER HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER PO Box 1840, LaBelle, FL. 33975-1840 In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 In Clewiston: 863-983-1591 www.hendryprop.org 5 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 LaBelles’ Heritage Museum missing panther and cubs Submitted photosWGS Celebrates Spirit WeekOn January 11th West Glades crowned Andrea Stanforth and Chase Altman as WGS Spirit Queen and King. 7th grade representatives were Jordan Mason and Jazmyn Branch, 6th grade representatives were Gracie Goodwin and Noe Gamez. Submitted photo/ Ellen FergusonDog gone reading funAll rst-graders at Upthegrove Elementary School had special visitors in their classrooms reading therapy dogs! Students in Mrs. Colbert's class, Mrs. Zimmerly's class, Mrs. Steven's class and Mrs. Figured's class demonstrated their reading skills to the Basset Hounds. The dogs would love to visit the students again later in the school year to see how they are progressing.

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Pancakes and treasureSaturday, February 16, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 350 CR 78, is having a pancake breakfast and yard sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring a friend and enjoy pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee for a donation, then look around for hidden treasure.Gospel singOn February 16 starting at 6 p.m. Oak Grove Holiness Church at Summerals and Loblolly Bay Road in Muse is planning a night of gospel singing. Everyone is invited, all ages, individuals and groups, no sign ups or rehearsals, everyone one will sing. Come on out for an evening of praise. Also church services are Sundays 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jerome Sears. Call 863-517-1122 for more information.Old fashioned hamburgersThe LaBelle Church of God will serve Old Fashioned Church of God Hamburgers Saturday, February 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at the corner of SR 80 and Elm Street. Hamburgers, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, tea or water, all for only $6.Christian Men to meetThe February meeting of the LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at Caloosa Baptist Church, 560 West Hickpoochee Ave, on Monday, February 18, at 7 p.m. The March meeting will be hosted by First Christian Church of LaBelle at Pastor Bill Maddox’s property off of G Road on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Directions will be provided prior to the event.Gospel Sing at Big Red BarnA gospel sing will be held at the Big Red Barn, Billy and Judy Swindle’s property at 7500 West on Hwy. 27 in Clewiston, on Friday, Feb. 15. Kenny Binnion, of Indiana, will be taking the stage at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 863983-7256. A love offering is being accepted.CMUMC music studyCarlson Memorial United Methodist Church Certi ed Music Educator Hannah Czoski has opened enrollment for Senior citizens, or preschool music appreciation classes, group piano lessons with earphones for private learning, home school general music and theory classes, and much more. Call Hannah at 239-271-4827, or sanibelhannah@me.com. ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 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! See Better, Look Better, Feel Better No-Glare Lenses“The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 6 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 Kelly Marie Timm (Wol ey), 36 LABELLE — Kelly Marie Timm (Wol ey) entered into eternal life with the Lord on Feb. 7, 2013 after a courageous battle with Melanoma. Kelly was born on A ug. 20, 1976 along w ith her twin sister Kimberly in Dixon, Ill. to parents Robert and Ingrid Wol ey of Sterling, Ill. Kelly & Joseph were married April 19, 2003 in Fort Myers, Fla. Kelly graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1999 w ith a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Kelly devoted her life to educating children. A fter receiving her degree she began teaching at Franklin Center Elementary School in Franklin Grove, Illinois. She moved to Florida in 2001 and taught at RCMA. From 2006-2010 she educated rst grade students at Moore Haven Elementary School. In 2011, she taught kindergarten at Country Oaks Elementary School in LaBelle. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Timm; son, Wyatt; daughter, Emily; parents, Ingrid and Robert Wol ey of Sterling, Ill.; grandparents, Robert and Wilma Wol ey of Polo, Ill.; and four sisters, Diana Maul of East Concord, N.Y., Pamela Walberg of North Liberty, Iowa, Kimberly W ol ey of Polo, Ill. and Natalie Wol ey of Peoria, Ill.; ten nephews; and four nieces. The visitation will be Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. at AkinDavis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz of ciating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. In an effort to continue Kelly’s devotion in educating children, in lieu of owers, donations can be made to Joseph Timm c/o Seacoast National Bank, 17 N Lee St, LaBelle, FL 33935 to help support the college education of Wyatt and Emily. Thank you to friends and family for your support and prayers. Our children are our future, teach them well.Adolfo Dietze, 62LABELLE — Adolfo Dietze passed away Feb. 5, 2013 in his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1950 in Argentina to the late Alfredo and the late Erna (Kauer) Dietze. Survivors include one son, Daniel Dietze of Sacramento, Calif.; and one daughter, Julia Dietze of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Lauro Dietze, German Dietze; and three sisters, Armelinda Dietze-Cerdas of Hollywood, Fla., Maria Dietze, Nives Dietze and many great friends. He worked in the road and bridge department of Hendry County for many years. Visitation was Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at AkinDavis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Fla. Cremation rites will follow at Caloosa Crematory. You can view the online obituary and light a candle in Adolfo’s name at www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle Obituaries Church Briefs

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Please be advised the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Recycle Collection Center, located at 1360 Forestry Division Road in LaBelle is now open to the public by appointment only. The Clewiston HHW Center, located at 1381 Evercane Road continues to be by appointment only. You may call 863-673-0508 to make an appointment. No illegal dumping outside the gate is permitted. If you have questions, you may call the above mentioned number or 863-674-4162 or the Hendry County Special Districts Of“ce at 863-675-5252.HELPFUL TIPS: Household Hazardous WasteMany products we use in and around our home and discard with our trash are similar to regulated hazardous waste produced by bus iness and industry. Products that are corrosive, such as acids and alkalis, are ”ammable, reactive or toxic and are found in homes, garages, workshops or used in gardens. Some examples are: Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides & Insecticides Batteries, rechargeable and auto Mothballs Liquid Paint & Thinners Furniture Strippers, Finishers, Polishes & Waxes Motor Oil, Brake & Transmission Fluid, Gasoline & Antifreeze Solvents & De-greasers Nail Polish & Remover Oven & Drain Cleaners Metal Polish & Rust Removers Mildew Removers Swimming Pool Chemicals Cleansers: Upholstery/All Purpose, etc. Fluorescent Tubes (Containing Mercury) (Non-household may drop off up to ten (10) for a fee of $0.50 each.) Thermometers (Containing Mercury) Wood Preservatives Small Freon Bottles Propane Tanks Electronics (TVs, computers, phones, etc.) These items may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers free of charge to residents.RECYCLINGAcceptable Items: Plastics #1 PET Drink Bottles Plastics #2 HDPE Frosted Milk Jugs Mixed Plastics #3 PVC, #4 LDPE, #5 PP & #6 Pigmented Jugs (laundry detergent) Tubs/Containers (jelly & butter) Bottles (shampoo, dish liquid & ketchup) Five-Gallon Pales (Rinse all recyclables, as necessary.)AVISO PBLIC AVISO PUBLICOPor favor, tenga en cuenta que el Condado Hendry Desechos Caseros Peligrosos (HHW) & Reciclaje Centro, ubicado @ 1360 Divisin de Silvicultura Carretera en Labelle se encuentra a disposicin del pblico slo con cita previa. El HHW Clewiston Centro, ubicado @ Evercane Carretera en 1381 sigue siendo nicamente por cita. Usted puede llamar 863-673-0508 para hacer una cita. Ningn vertido ilegal fuera de la puerta es permitida. Si usted tiene preguntas, usted puede llamar el mencionado nmero o 863-674-4162 o el condado Hendry distritos especiales O“cina @ telfono 863-675-5252.INFORMACI"N TIL: Desechos PeligrososMuchos de los productos que utilizamos en los alrededores de nuestra casa y de descarte con nuestra basura son similares a los residuos peligrosos producidos regulado por las empresas y la industria. Los productos que son corrosivos, como cidos y lcalis, son in”amables, reactivas o txicas y se encuentran en casas, garajes, talleres o utilizados en los jardines. Algunos ejemplos son: Pesticidas, herbicidas, fungicidas y plaguicidas Las bateras recargables y auto Las bolas de naftalina Lquido de Pinturas y Disolventes Strippers Muebles, “nalistas, Betunes y ceras Motor de fluido de aceite, frenos y transmisin, Gasolina y anticongelante Disolventes y engrasadores De* Esmalte de uas y removedor Horno y drenaje Cleaners Metal Polish & Removedores Rust El moho Removedores Productos quimicos para piscinas Limpiadores: Tapicera / All Purpose, etc Tubos ”uorescentes (que contienen mercurio) (No domsticos pueden dejar hasta diez (10) por un costo de $ 0.50 cada uno.) Los termmetros (que contiene mercurio) Los conservantes de madera Botellas Pequeas fren Tanques de propano Electrnica (televisores, computadoras, telfonos, etc) Estos artculos pueden ser llevados a las Peligrosos del Hogar Centros de recogida de residuos de forma gratuita a los resident es.RECICLAJE Artculos Aceptables Plsticos # 1 PET Beba Botellas Plsticos # 2 HDPE Frosted jarras de leche Plsticos mixtos # 3 PVC, # 4 LDPE, PP # 5 y # 6 Jarras pigmentadas (detergente para la ropa) Tinas / Contenedores (jalea y mantequilla) Botellas (champ, jabn lquido y salsa de tomate) Cinco galones Pales (Enjuague todos los materiales reciclables, segn sea necesario.) PUBLIC NOTICE 7 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013

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8 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantJunior Pro All Star Boys A Red TeamFront row from left: Rueben Edwards, Cristian Urias, Brady Walker. Back row: TJ Barrett, Tray Williams, William Barrett, Ricky Denton, Eli Galbreath. Coach Ken Kirtley. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantAll Stars Boys B Red TeamFront row from left: Colton Bass, Connor Robinson and Paul Mornson. Middle row: Coach Robbie White, Michael Sevallo, Jamee Baker, Dillon White, Trevor Ruble. Coach Ken Kirtley. Not pictured, Johan Henky, Chris Bahamundi and Alex Delacruz. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantJunior Pro Girls EastFront row: Marianna Mitchell. Middle row from left: Susan Cooks, Daisy Soto, Chloe Horton, Emily HIgginbotham, Back row: Anna Gallegos, Maura Lofton, Maddie Lofton, Noelia Vargas and Coach Andy Higginbotham. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BranJunior Pro All Star Boys A White Team Front row from left: Bryce Hall, Artie Harper, Zahary Reyna, Middle row: Joe Vidaurri, Davian Blanco, Andy Rosado. Back row: Ivan Blanco, Marquis Mitchell, Isaac Harts eld, Sergio Arrieta, Lorenzo Huff, Jesse Reyna. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantAll Stars Boys B White TeamFront row from left: Eebonik Simmons, Kaden Grimaldo, Trace Burchard, Anthony Davis and Jacob Farwell. Back row: Michael Reinbott, Stephen Howard, Windall Tindall, Kyle Rufalo, Adam Reinbott, John Anthony Simmons, Dadrion Williams and Travis Burchard. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantJunior Pro Girls WestFront row: Keileeany Carrion. Middle row from left: Zarea Baker, Alyssa Torres, Jadan Alderman, Jordyn Perkins. Back row: Coach Ken CarrionTatiana Hernandez, Kikki Pack, Leanne Armour, Taylor Sanchez, Lea Gutierrez and Coach Kenny Carrion.

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Designer Eyewear Sale!The largest eyewear selection in southwest Florida is now 30% OFF! ...and more!! In LaBelle! 870 W Hickpochee 863-674-0460 9 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 Key rst place nishes come from Junior Nyko Harrynarine, J unior Joseph DiPo and Sophomore AJ Ayala all capturing District Champion Titles. Finishing in Second place w as Issac Gonzales in an overtime loss to SWFC Academy's Bush, Ryan Drapal in a very competitive match losing by decision 32 against Golden Gates Jerome and Jose Nolasco. Third place nisher Jasmine J imenez. All advance to the Regional Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Berkley Prep in Tampa. "I think we wrestled really w ell," Coach Ayala said, "we put six guys in the nals and had a shot at 6 district titles and came away with three, I'm really proud of the guys."Ryan Bidwell Memorial TournamentLaBelle High School wrestlers traveled to Lemon Bay High School for the Ryan Bidwell Memorial Tournament this past w eekend. The Cowboys nished 7th overall in the team standings out of the 14 teams represented. Finalists for the Cowboys were Nyko Harrynarine and AJ Ayala. Both wrestled in the nals placing 2nd in very tough and competitive matches. Showing how far they have come at just the right time in the season. Ryan Drapal and Daryl Spooner were able to wrestle their way to a 5th place nish. Joseph DiPo placed 6th and Stepheney Spooner took 7th in her weight class. "This was a high quality tournament, for our guys to make the nals is an accomplishment. I am extremely proud of how our team represented LHS," said Coach Ayala The JV Team traveled to North Port High School. Dalton Hyser placed third, Jasmine Jimenez scored her rst pin of the season nishing in fth place. Jose Juarez also placed fth in his weight class. The Cowboys have begun the State Series going to SWFC in Ft. Myers for the District Tournament, then up to Tampa for the Regional nals. Cowboy Wrestling Team District 1A – 12 Runners Up Submitted photoThe Cowboy Wrestling Team shows off their awards. LaBelle Little League infoLittle League Opening Ceremonies will be held Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Davis Pratt Park. After a barbecue dinner the games will begin.Please help Little LeagueRecently the Board Room of LaBelle Little League was broken into and we discovered today that all of our league bats were stolen. If you would like to make a donation to help purchase new bats that would awesome as well. Please contact Michael Rothenhoefer Equipment Manager 863-234-1372 or e-mail labellelittleleague@gmail.comRanch Rodeo coming upHendry County Cattlemen's Association presents the 4th Annual Ranch Rodeo at LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on SR 29 Februar y 22 and 23 7 p.m.; Youth Rodeo February 23 at 9 a.m. and Open 4-D Barrel Race February 24 at noon ($500 added). For information contact Marlene 674-4092, Lindsey at 673-5971.Swamp StompCaloosa Humane Society's Swamp Stomp 5K Run/Walk to Bene t our Animals! Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:30 a.m. Register at www.caloosahumanesociety.org or www.ftmyerstrackclub.com or pick up registration forms at CHS, Big Iron Barbell or Chamber of Commerce. Sport Shorts

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LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker Mobile home on 5 acresƒ REDUCED to $99,500 Manufactured home in Riverfront CommunityƒPossible Owner Financing Availableƒ REDUCED to $79,900 Manufactured home in Retreat Atmosphere Gated Communityƒ REDUCED to $150,000 2009 manufactured home, very well maintained in Moore Haven. $28,000 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 5 acres, Heated Pool, RV Carport, Pole Barn, Screened Outdoor Kitchen, Potting Shed, Fenced Guest Quarters 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included 24/7 WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $295,000 Cowboy Way 5 Ac +/Industrial. Will split, Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing. Water/ sewer nearby $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $198,000 Boat docks are permitted. 3/2 plus den w/new kitchen & baths in 2010. Brand new wood ”ooring, appliances included. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the citySOLD SOLD 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, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons and Denise WalkerJUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2BA home in the city on .70 acre features a screened front porch, screen lanai, ceiling fans everywhere, even the bathrooms, water purifying system. French doors open onto the screened lanai where you can watch the kids place in the spacious backyard. Also includes detached garage/workshop and so much more! $119,900 RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Home in Port LaBelle; $650/monthUNDER CONTRACT MOBILE HOMES Belle, oversized lot, woodlike ”ooring, carpet, master bath has tiled shower, and much much more. Priced to sell at $69,900. $50,000. living area. Near schools/shopping $39,900. home on .31+/acres. 1,600+/sq. ft. living area, “replace, and oversized master suite. $39,900. on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $35,000. of an acre. Needs some TLC $35,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. sion $13,500. $15,000. $13,500. $12,500. $4,950. Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLDSOLD 10 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 State qualifying was held at Port Charlotte High School on Friday, January 25. To qualify for state you have to nish top three in y our weight class. LaBelle High School sent eight girls to try to qualify for state. Many of our girls nished the qualifying competition with personal bests, but coming up just short nishing fourth or lower. Senior Mariela Gomez broke the school record for the 110 weight class in bench, benching her personal best of 120 pounds. Junior Sidney Nunez also captured a record for the 110 w eight class for clean and Jerk throwing up 115 pounds. LaBelle High School had strong showings from seniors Selina Barron and A lex Pequeno in the 154 weight class. Freshman Tiffany Horne also got a taste of qualifying and Coach McClain expects big things from her next year. Crystal Gaskin places third in her 129 w eight class to earn a chance to compete at state competition this past Saturday, February 8. State competition was held at Kissimmee Civic Center. Crystal went up against 29 girls in her weight class from areas throughout the whole state of Florida. She started w ith a bench of 135, and nished with 140 pounds which had her standing in 13th position for her class. Crystal started with 120 for her clean and jerk. She scratched, unable to get under the weight. She went ahead and bumped up to 125 pounds, again unable to clean the pounds. Her third and last attempt she cleaned and jerked the 125 pounds, but the judges ruled it as a press, leaving Crystal nishing as a DQ. Even though she may not have nished as well as she hoped, she was grateful for the experience to represent LaBelle her senior year at that level. Coach Jennifer McClain was proud of how Crystal nished and represented LHS. It is hard to make it to that level and perform through that type of pressure. Coach McClain also looks forward to next season as more girls have fallen in love with the sport of weightlifting. Full results of the competition as well as videos of new state records can be found at www.FHSAA.org website under Girls Weightlifting. The Boys Powerlifting season gets going this week. LaBelle High School will host a Swamp Cabbage Invitational Friday, February 22, at 5 p.m. Come out and support the Cowboys! Coach Maurice McClain expects great things from his Cowboys this season. Crystal Gaskin represents LaBelle High School at State in Girls Powerlifting Submitted photoHockey in his bloodCaleb Stitt, an A Honor Roll student in 7th grade at LaBelle Middle School, will be heading to represent southwest Florida in the Florida State Hockey Championships from February 22-24, 2013. Caleb has been playing travel hockey for the Florida Eels for the past six years. The Florida Eels travel in the U.S. and Canada, with international players from as far away as Russia. They play and train at their home rink in downtown Fort Myers for Hockey Director, Frank Scarpaci. This year the State Championships will be held locally at Germain Arena in Estero. The top eight teams from across the state will battle for the championship in a round robin tournament. Caleb looks forward to playing Junior Hockey for the Florida Eels in the future and hopefully obtaining a college scholarship. “I love playing for the Eels. Hockey is a great game and I enjoy playing with people who want to keep getting better and eventually play at a college level, too.”

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Steel MagnoliasThe Firehouse Community Theatre is pleased to announce their forth show of the season; “Steel Magnolias”, directed by Joel Hawkins. This show stars: Mary Cosmo as Truvy, Meaghan Johnson as Annelle, Janice Groves as Clairee, Bianca Ross as Shelby, Julie Wilkins as M’Lynn and Barb McDowell as Ouiser. Showtimes are Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. The following weekend Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 2:00pm. Tickets for all productions can now be purchased at their website www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline (863) 675-3066. Prices are $12 if purchased in advance or $14 the day of the show. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. For more information about then or their upcoming performances, please call 863-6753066 or visit their website!Go Higher, Get AcceptedEdison State College will host a ‘Go Higher, Get Accepted’ Open House on Monday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This free event w ill take place on all Edison State College campuses in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Naples and the center in LaBelle. Visit www. edison.edu to register for this informative event. The application fee will be waived for prospective students who apply in person on Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fees w ill not be waived for online applications. Car show February 19The South Central Florida Car will be hosting its monthly Hot Rides & Hot Dogs cruise in on February 19 from 5-8 p.m. in LaBelle’s Barron Park. This event is open to all area car owners and lovers. Fresh grilled hot dogs with special xings are served to all that join us for the night. So stroll on over to the park after enjoying the sites and sounds of the Night on the Town event. Registration is still open for the Legends of The Road Super Cruise and Show, Come and show off your ride for all to see on Feb 23. Show is from 9-4 during Swamp Cabbage. Trophies will be awarded to top picks of the day. More info please call 863-2348343 or 963-634-1791. W idows supportThe Widows Support Group will meet at Don’s Steak House on February 21 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome. W in a canoeThe Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association (CRCA-Riverwatch) is sponosring a drawing for a Mad River Adventure 14 canoe Swamp Cabbage Sunday, February 24. Call 674-0695 for tickets or sign up at the Riverw atch Exhibit that day. $2 per chance ticket; $5 for three chance tickets. Drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24. Winner need not be present to win. Check out www.crca.caloosahatchee.org. Poppy Days American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple bene ts to the veterans and the community. Hospitalized veterans who make the owers earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-suf cient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic bene ts. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy reminds the community of the past sacri ces and continuing needs of our veterans. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacri ce and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died. Poppy Days in LaBelle will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. You will have the opportunity to give a donation and will be presented with a poppy to wear proudly. Ladies will be at both Winn-Dixie and Save-ALot during the day. Pork chop dinner at VFWThe VFW Post 10100 Men’s Auxiliary will be serving a Stuffed Pork Loin Dinner by Chef Ray on Friday February 15. The dinner includes apple sauce, cream whipped potatoes, green beans and cole slaw. Desert is also included. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. for $7.DAV ea marketThe Disabled American Veterans Flea Market is open every Saturday from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and SR 80. For information or to set up a booth call 239-728-5332.GOP to meetOn February 18, the Hendry County Republican Executive Committee will meet at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 21 South Lee Street. Meet and Greet 6 p.m. followed by the meeting. HCEC Chairman Jim Roach invites all Republicans registered in Hendry County to attend. For information call Chair Jim Roach at (863) 673-6026. Horses foundThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Ag Unit has recovered livestock that was running loose on the highway. One horse was recovered from the Montura area and another horse was recovered off of F-Road in LaBelle. If you have lost a horse, please call the Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.Spaghetti for dinner The Ortona Community Association will host its popular spaghetti buffet dinner on Saturday, February 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the OCA Firehouse Hall, Ortona Locks Road (Highway 78A). The all-you-can-eat buffet features delicious meat sauce and pasta, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea, all for $7.00 (advance purchase or reservation) or $8.00 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.comHistoric 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 ever y six months to give each of the LaBelle nancial institutions the opportunity to display the entire collection over the next two and one-hal f years. AA AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC 239-214-1314Locally Owned Where Quality Counts!LIC#HC12-501.SP Windmill Sprinkler & Hardware 6425 SR 80 West 863-675-2801 Plumbing, Electric, Hardware Home water systems, sprinkler supplies DO IT YOURSELF SUPPLIESŽ 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 Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 11 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 Community Briefs

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Sat 2/16 Truck Load Furniture Sale Last table top sale before Swamp Cabbage Miss Patty’s 330 N. Bridge St LaBelle Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 8 a.m noon, 570 Sabal Palm Ct. (between Lincoln & Bryan) Round cherry dining set w 4 chairs, China, ladies clothes $ shoes; Lots of good stuff. Permanent Make-Up by Margie relocating 3/1 to Cabana Palms Day Spa 400 Lee Blvd. Lehigh. Outstanding Gift Certi cates will be redeemed at new location 239-410-1246 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. If you are looking for honest and reliable house cleaning call me at 863-265-0366. I clean churches Gonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic&Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (860)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Singlewide “2005” 3bedroom/1bath. Located in back part of tropical. 2yr. old A/C unit & duct work. 10x16 superior shed fully electric. Asking 30,000. (863)228-5415 or (863)228-1557 Avon! Avon! For ALL your Avon needs Quality Service with a personal touch. Call Mrs Yvette (863)673-0138 construction/classroom mobile trailer 12 x 56 ft. mobile trailer with a/c and heat, 30 ft. aluminum handicap ramp and aluminum stairs. Counters on both sides with enclosed cabinets on one side. Call 239-860-6722 for information. $3,800.00/neg. (239)860-6722 or (863)946-0635 GOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? Kill them all with Harris Famous Roach & Bedbug products. Available at Ace Hardware, 350 West Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle. 863-675-2672. MIRA VERDE FIRST MONTH FREE!!!! A new home for your Valentine!! $15.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $553.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH Of ce Hours Monday Friday 8:30a 5:30p Saturday 9:00a 3:00p Sunday CLOSED LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE PRIMER MES GRATIS!!!! Una casa nueva para tu Valentine!! $15.00 por costo Applicacion por person a!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $553.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES Horario de O cina Lunes a Viernes 8:30a 5:30p Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p Domingo CERRADO LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 Greentree 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 Beautiful house for rent 3br, 2 bath located near Country Oaks Elementary School. Fireplace, glamour bathroom, garage and awesome kitchen. $750 monthly with $600 security. Total $1,350 to move in. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 LABELLE 4BR, 2BA, 24’ master BR, den, 35’ scr. porch, on 1/2 acre, large in-ground pool. $875/mo. (863)675-0104 RIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, Golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993.LABELLE 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 2br, 2bath house in Port LaBelle. Only $49,900. Rent to own with $5,00 down. Very easy to move in. Call 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 4br, 2bath home on 1/2 acre lot. Rent to own with $6,500 down or owner nancing with good credit. Or bad credit $10,000 down. Home has been remodeled and the nishing touches are being made. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Help! Help! I am a 3/2, 1 car garage, fenced yard, all appliances. A kitchen Paula Dean would be proud! Owners moving -so so sad. 4015 Rockaway Lane Port LaBelle Showing 863-675-7041 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Business Opportunities Cleaning Lawn Service Real Estate Services Beauty Supplies Buildings & Sheds Miscellaneous Apartments Apartments Apartments Houses Rent Houses Rent Storage Space Rent Houses Sale Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Industrial Maintenance Person Needed Electrical Background Required. Fax Resume to: 863-612-9248. Looking for Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant with excellent customer service & computer skills. Please send cover letter & resume to Attn: HR Department, PO Box 1518, LaBelle, FL 33975. $8-$10/hr DOE PLANT MECHANIC $22.43 per Hour Permanent Full Time Bene ts after 90 Days Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at: www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 12 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L75 The improvements under this Contract consist of drainage improvements. Highlands Budget Estimate: $112,035.00 E1M33 The improvements under this Contract consist of Landscaping. Polk Budget Estimate: $ 175,000.00 E1M40 Performance Highway Lighting Maintenance, Manatee & Sarasota Counties Budget Estimate: $53,550.00; Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on February 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m., 801 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830. E1M41-R0 Tree Trimming and Removal and Power Shearing. Manatee & Sarasota Budget Estimate: $ 120,000.00 435417 CN 2/7,14/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty, LLC 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 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436414 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC 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 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436409 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1605 2009 1224432-01000570050 Julio Diaz, Jr. Lot 6, Block 57 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38, and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436460 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 972 2009 1224331-010000H0120 John M & Tressy L Rogers The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, in Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, PIONEER PLANTATION, an recorded 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436449 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1741 2009 1254432-A0000450100 Adriana E. Calles The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5077 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436454 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1702 2009 1244432-A0000830000 Rosario H. Zamora The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5299 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436442 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1727 2009 1254432-A0000190100 Guillermo Herrera The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5155 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436450 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1806 2009 1254432-A0002190100 Jorge & Amerilis Rodriguez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5030 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436443 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS SKY VALLEY TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS CLEWISTON, FL BID NUMBER: 2013-14 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Sky Valley Turn Lane Improvements, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on February 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436106 CB/CN 2/7,14,21,28/2013 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 1103 2009 1344331-01000000380 Stephanie C. Sanchez A parcel of land in the surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: West of canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 4430.25 feet to a Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East along said West boundary line of Section 34 a distance of 242.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89 feet; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 242.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 38, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436456 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7 pm at the Montura Clubhouse located at 255 N. Hacienda St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 436200 CN 2/14,21/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVIS ORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 27 de febrero de 2013 a las 7 pm en Montura Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 436201 CN 2/14,21/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-000960-CA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL VIGIL; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and an y unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the abovenamed Defendants,, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS 520 W OBISPO AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440-3266 OR 4306 EVERHIGH ACRES ROAD, CLEWISTON FL 33440 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL DE ARMAS A/K/A NOEL D. ARMAS 520 W OBISPO AVENUE CLEWISTON, FL 33440-3266 OR 4306 EVERHIGH ACRES ROAD, CLEWISTON FL 33440 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 19 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 20, BLOCK 438, OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, BEING A SUBDIVI SION OF BLOCK III, IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark A. Buckles, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 3rd day of May, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose phone number is (941) 675-5217 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 or toll free at 1-800-955-8771. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Cler k 436361 CN 2/14,21/2013Mobile Home for Rent, 1Bd, 1 Bth, A/C, W/D, In City, NO PETS, call (863)517-0764. Ortona, 3bd, 2ba, furn mob home, $600.mth + sec. call 863-946-3376. Small 1 bedroom mobile home. 801 Nobles. 3 bedroom mobile home 811 Nobles. Call 863-673-0861 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. 3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot in very nice subdivision $49,900 Dealership nancing is available with $5,000 down and your good credit. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 5 acres with 4br, 2bath mobile home available for rent to own. $8,000 down. Located in Muse. Good or bad credit accepted. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 94 Jaco 32.5 ft Aluminum roof and awning. Metal shed, Aluminum window covers. $5,000 or make offer. Excellent shape. Meadowlark Shores 863-675-1855 Doublewide 4br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot. Full of trees and close to town. $10,000 down owner nancing with good or bad credit. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 LABELLE 3br./1 ba. on 1/4 acre lot. Needs some repair. $12,500. 863-675-0077 & 863-612-4832. Starter mobile home 2br 1bath being remodeled at this time. Rent to own with $3,500 down. Good or bad credit accepted. Home will be ready to move in within two weeks. Located on Carlotte Avenue. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 13 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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Rebuild your creditDo you know your credit score and how it affects you? Do you know how to dispute incorrect items on your credit report and repair negative ones? Come to a Rebuilding Your Credit Workshop Tuesday, February 12, at the LaBelle United Way, 133 N. Bridge Street. Please call Angela Johnson 239-6583325 to register or for more information. Sponsored by the Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida.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 ever y month, 699 SR 80W.Services growing at CHS clinicThe Caloosa Humane Society is no w 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, Florid a Community Bank, LaBelle Branch: First Bank of Clewiston, Seacoast National Ban k and Suncoast Credit Union. 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. The photos will be rotated every six months over the next two and one-hal f years. 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 1247 2009 1134432-A0000220000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast 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 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5687 and Lot 5688 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436458 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1789 2009 1254432-A0001660000 Alicia B Pajares and Maria l Cabral The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 533 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436459 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1094 2009 1334331-A0002030000 Frank Fanelli Sr & Frank Fanelli Jr & Stephen Scarpone The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 93, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436453 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 786 2009 1274329-01000E10360 Altagracia Puente From the intersection of the North line of the South one-half of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of State Road 29, runs South 3 degrees 51’ East along the centerline of said State Road 29 a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence North 86 degrees 17’ East 450 feet, South 3 degrees 51’ East 50 feet; South 86 degrees 17’ West 450 feet; North 3 degrees 51’ West 50 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being Lots 36 and 37, Unit E-1, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excepting and reserving the Westerly 50 feet for the right of way of State Road 29. 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436446 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1707 2009 1244432-A0001020000 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5234 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436411 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Johnnie Dent, miscellaneous boxes, refrigerator, mattress and box spring, 2 TV’s bedroom set, portable heater, clothes. 435801 SUN 2/7,14/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Barron-Hilliard-Alico Cooperative Drainage Plan will be held at 10:00 a.m.,Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Barron Water Control District Of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, to conduct routine business. This meeting is open to the public. Lester B. Baird, Sr. Secretary 436526 CN/CB 2/14/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting February 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlem Community Center, 2000 7th St, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 436305 CN/CB 2/14/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded two horses from the Muse area. Please contact Sergeant David Hardin at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horses. 436184 GCD 2/7;2/14/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (“FGUA”) announces a public meeting and public hearing to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Hendry County, Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The meeting and public hearing will be held at 1 p.m. on March 21, 2013 at the East Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33525. The meeting as previously advertised to be held by the use of communications media technology only, will not be held as such. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of the annual budgets and capital improvement programs for the water and wastewater systems of Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc., and Crystal River Utilities, Inc., which are proposed to be acquired by the FGUA. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to le written comments with the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least three business days prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA. 435373 CN 2/7,14/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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 1799 2009 1254432-A0001930100 Felipe D Ledesma-Garnica The East one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 554 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436461 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1708 2009 1244432-A0001020100 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5231 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436447 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle February 14, 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 1763 2009 1254432-A0000970000 Eloy Nunez C/O Manuel A. Blanco ESQ The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1149 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436457 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 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 1801 2009 1254432-A0002010000 Manuel & Mercedes Quinteros & Estaquio F. Alemeida The North one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 579 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 Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436412 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... Community Briefs

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It’s Cowadunga time!Songs, folk dancing, games, food, 50/50 raf e tickets, $1,000 cash prize. Country Oaks Elementary's Cowadunga starts Thursday, February 21, at 4 p.m. The cow will be placed in the pen at that time and will wander around until it plops a patty on the ground. Tickets are $7 each or two for $5 each. If the cow patty lands on your square, you will win $1,000. For more information or tickets, please call 674-4140.LMS PTO to meetThe LaBelle Middle School PTO will meet Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in the library. The high school guidance counselors will be our Parent College speakers. They will be bringing great information on graduation requirements and next year's curriculum. We will also be discussing the Celebration for students doing the right thing passing all subjects, no discipline referrals and no unexcused absences. Please plan to attend this crucial meeting. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC Parrish Family ChiropracticDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only) Breakfast Buffet 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 8am-11am $6.00 699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 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 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 15 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 School Briefs Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantMulch munchkinsKindergartners at UES are enjoying great newly mulched paths on their playground. They have Scott’s Miracle Grow in Palmdale to thank for the addition to their play area. The company donated two plallets 230 bags of eucalyptus mulch for the project. The students wish to thank Jarod Wisner, Annette Spargo and all the employees at Scott’s Miracle Grow for all their generosity and help. UES site manager Richard Carter laid out the mulch replenishing the landscaping. The PTO is also planning to put in a new swing set. Community helpThe family of Bill L. Williams would like to thank our families, dear friends and extended family at LES, the ladies at First Christian Church, Pastor W.T. Maddox for their prayers, kind words and food during this very sad time. It has been a blessing and comfort and was greatly appreciated. Thank You Submitted photoSwamp Cabbage spiritDonna Lester, left, Rena Owens, right, and quilt quilter Margaret Parker, center foreground. Margaret has some 30 hours in machine and hand stitching in this beautiful quilt made from years of SCF of cial T-shirt art. You can see the quilt displayed at the festival February 23. newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 7, 2013) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will be breaking ground on a new Habitat home in Port LaBelle on February 16, 2013. The upcoming wall-raising is for the second of two Habitat homes being built in Hendry County this scal year. Volunteers are needed for the construction effort, which begins with the wall-raising at 8:00 a.m. on the home site at 5014 Dolphin Circle. “We are very excited about building again in Hendry County,” said Habitat CEO and President Katherine C. “Kitty” Green. Last year, Habitat rehabbed two existing houses in Hendry County. “We are building two new homes in Port LaBelle during this scal year. Our success will depend heavily on the number of volunteers who dedicate themselves to the task of providing these homes for people in need so they may build better lives for their families.” The success of Habitat’s plans in LaBelle and throughout Lee and Hendry counties also depends on funding through donations and home sponsorships. “Government funding has decreased dramatically in the last few years,” explains Green. “We are relying mainly on the generosity of individuals, organizations and companies to meet our funding needs.” To volunteer, call (239) 652-1684. For more information on volunteering, donating or on becoming a Habitat homeowner, visit www.habitat4humanity.org. About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry CountiesHabitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is a nonpro t organization whose mission is to follow God’s lead and partner with the community to provide decent, affordable homes for people in need so they may build better lives for their families. It is one of the largest Habitat af liates in the country, and has provided more than 1,200 families in Lee and Hendry counties the opportunity to own their own home. Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, homes are sold to the homeowners with an interest-free mortgage and monthly payments set at less than 30% of the homeowner’s income, making homeownership an affordable reality. It also supports Habitat for Humanity International by tithing a portion of its proceeds, allocated to Habitat’s global fund, disaster recovery in Haiti and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. For further information call (239) 652-0434 or visit www.habitat4humanity.org. MARY BARTOSHUK ACHIEVEMENT Congratulations Swamp Cabbage 2013 “Grand Marshall” From, Craig, Susan & Lara, Bartoshuk Family, Vaughan Family, Murray Family & Roper Family. 16 Caloosa Belle February 14, 2013 Hendry County Property Appraiser, Phillip Pelletier, is extending of ce hours for homeowners to le for 2013 exemptions. The of ces in LaBelle and Clewiston will be opened from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on February 21 and 28. Applications for all tax exemptions must be led in our of ce on the third oor of the Courthouse in LaBelle or at 100 E El Paso in Clewiston by 5 p.m., March 1. For those who are unable to come to either location, please call and arrangements w ill be made to assist you in ling your application. Call 863-675-5270 in LaBelle and 863-9831591 in Clewiston. Property A ppraisers of ce extends hours V olunteers needed to build Habitat homes in Hendry County Caloosa Belle/Patty BrantCooking for a CureSunday, February 9, the Relay for Life got a kick start for this year’s event to fund cancer research. The highly successful day will surely become an annual event. AT LEFT: Sevyn Shock of the Shock Sisters singing group, reveled in bubbles with LaBelle’s favorite clown, Mary Bartoshuk. AT RIGHT: This woman, named “Johnnie” shared some of the heart-wrenching cancer story of her family an alltoo-familiar set of circumstances to many, many families.