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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 02-21-2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 8 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle It’s LaBelle’s biggest party of the year and everyone’s invited. The theme this year is “Southern Hospitality – Cracker Style” a true lifestyle in this rural community. The 2013 Queen and Princess pageant kicked everything off last Saturday, with Miss Kayla Keller crowned Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival and Miss Cassidy Pascher as Princess. Also that evening, Second Runners up were Ashley Curry and Michaila Kelly; Jessica Smith First Runner up in the Queen contest. For the Princesses, Faith Sherrod was Second Runner Up, and Taylor Corbitt was First Runner up. Other awards went to: Cassidy Pascher ticket sales; Kasey Whidden Ad Sales; Faith Sherrod (Princess category) and Kayla Keller (queen category) were judged Most Photogenic; the contestants themselves chose Faith Sherrod as Miss Congeniality. Cassidy Pascher was judged Most Talented Princess and Kayle Keller in the Queen contest.Swamp StompThis great 5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, February 23. It begins at 7:30 a.m. at Southern Diva’s parking lot in Grandeur Oaks Town Center. Entry fee on race day will be $30. The proceeds will go for the homeless pets at the Caloosa Humane Society. Register at www. caloosahumanesociety.org or www.ftmyerstrackclub.comParadeMake sure you’re in town early because the roads will be closed about 9 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. beginning south of SR 80 and traveling northward down Bridge Street to Barron Park. All the fun of a great parade for young and old!EntertainmentMusic lovers will be glad to know that Wilson Fairchild a country music duo made up of Wil and Langdon Reid will headline the Are you ready for some Cracker hospitality? by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle It looks like the county will not have a full time county administrator for some time to come. At a special meeting Tuesday morning the commissioners decided to continue their search to ll the position. County Attorney Mark Lapp will remain as interim administrator, a position he’s lled since former County Administrator Judi Kennington-Korf resigned. After months of advertising for candidates and extensive interv iews the board could not nd a clear favorite from the group. The board will be offering a starting salary of $95,000-$135,000 w ith a 45-day severance including insurance if they should be red w ithout cause. Resumes will be accepted until A pril 1. The board decided to use a “head hunter” rm to distill responders down to a manageable number. Commissioner Don Davis sugPosition remains un lledSee County — Page 2 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantWinning smiles2013 SCF Queens are pictured from left: Co-Second Runner up, Michaila Kelly, Queen Kayla Keller, First Runner Up Ashley Curry, Co-Second Runner Up Jessica Smith. 2013 SCF Princesses are pictured from left: Second Runner Up Faith Sherrod, Princess Cassidy Pascher and First Runner Up Taylor Corbitt. Beautiful pirates took over the LHS auditorium February 16 for the annual Queen and Princess pageant. The judges’ choices in the talent contest were Queen Kayla Keller and Princess Cassidy Pascher. In addition to beauty, talent and poise, the contestants were rewarded in categories like Ticket Sales: Cassidy Pascher; Ad Sales: Kasey Whidden; Most Photogenic Princess: Faith Sherrod; Most Photogenic Queen: Kayla Keller; and Miss Congeniality: Faith Sherrod. See SCF — Page 2

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We are going to have a tail wagging good time at the 47th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:30 a.m. at Southern Divas! Please join us for this fun 5k run in one of LaBelles most scenic locations. Walk or run, each step you take makes the future of our homeless animals brighter.We will be showing Southern Hospitality Cracker StyleŽ on our ”oat at the Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade with many of our adoptable dogs! Please come out and see us!!!Caloosa Humane Society 1200 Pratt Blvd. P.O. Box 2337 LaBelle, FL 33975 863.675.0997 www.caloosahumanesociety.org Adopt-A-ThonFollowing the parade at 390 N. Bridge Street! Come on over and adopt your new best friend to love for a lifetime! 2 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013festival. Highly acclaimed song writers, the duo has opened concerts for country music legend George Jones and graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. It should come as no surprise that their background is rich with country music roots. In fact, Langdon is the son of Statler Brother Don Reid. The pair has it all they write, play guitar and other instruments as well as sing. Their stage presence and wit will not only entertain you, but make you a fan for life. Their latest album is called Country On, You won’t want to miss their SCF performance Saturday, February 23. The crowd always loves performances by local groups that round out the entertainment in Barron Park Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday morning SCF reserves for Christian entertainment, followed by other dance and music and wound up by Wilson Fairchild performing one more time at 3 p.m.In and around the parkBoth Saturday and Sunday the park will be alive with excitement including the everpopular Armadillo Races put on by the LaBelle Rotary Club. As always, you can look forward to some great food (think swamp cabbage fritters or in a cup, strawberry shortcake and lots more). If you are a “classic wheel nut” or just like to check out cool rides, the South Central Florida Car Club Car Show 2013 will be set up along Fort Thompson Ave., just south a couple blocks down Bridge Street. Feeling a little daring? Check out the heart-stopping motorcycles along Lee Street.Ravin’ rodeoFriday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. and the Youth Ranch Rodeo Sunday, February 23, at 9 a.m. with barrel racing at noon. Real working cowboys and cowgirls compete to qualify for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association state nals in Kissimmee. You won’t believe the display of cattle and horse handling passed down from many generations. Adults $5, kids under ten free. Concession stand on site,Schedule of EventsSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 12:00 Opening Prayer/National Anthem 12:10 Queen and Princess introduction and performance 12:20 Justus Band 1:15 Country Rhythm Cloggers 2:00 Introduction of Grand Marshal, Pioneer Family Awards 2:15 Yard Dog Charlie 3:15 Showtime Cloggers 4:00 Wilson Fairchild SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 10:00 International Christian Academy 10:30 Blackwater Band 11:30 Dave Randant 12:15 Queen and Princess Introduction and Performance 12:30 Northwind Band 1:20 The Dance Company 2:15 Justus Band 3:00 Wilson Fairchild gested they switch to a 3-2 vote to choose a n administrator since the board cannot mak e the decision. However, Chairman Karso n Turner said he wanted to avoid putting th e new county administrator into a volatile situ ation. CountyContinued From Page 1 SCFContinued From Page 1 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantLittle Princesses and Mr. SCFPictured from left: Camaurie Deleon and his mom, Valaerie Deleon, Calasia Sanders and her Aunt Leslie Deleon, Khloe Desroche with her mom Amber Stevens and Harley Taylor with her mom, Elizabeth Taylor.

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Rhodes Aluminum & ConcreteWELCOMES YOU TO THE 201 3 SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVALScreen Enclosures € Room Additions Carports € Awnings € Roof Overs Specializing in Complete Aluminum and Concrete Set-UpsCURT RHODES (863) 675-4627951 Industrial Blvd €LaBelle, FL Lic# CRCO 26278 “The Place to stay for Swamp Cabbage”Port LaBelle InnAndOxbow Grille1563 Oxbow Drive LaBelle, FLPhone # 863-675-4411 Great Food and Lodging in a natural, peaceful setting across from the Caloosahatchee RiverExellent Entertainment Saturday Evening Feb. 23rd at 8 pm in the Lounge Feature at: “Girl Meets Boy” Happy Hour begins at 4 pm 6 pm 3 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Submitted photo/ Joseph ThomasFocus on LaBelle’s African American community Carolyn Dozier-Ford, daughter of legendary local African American entrepreneur Daisy Dozier, and Martha Singleton, widow of revered LaBelle City Commissioner James Singleton, will be featured at the March 7 program meeting of LaBelle Heritage Museum at City Hall, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, starting at 7 o’clock. They will recount their own memories of life in LaBelle’s Ford Park and Sunset Park community as well as recollecting stories told by old timers of life as it once was in LaBelle’s African American community. The meeting like all LaBelle Heritage Museum programs is open to everyone interested in both recollecting our past and well as learning more about LaBelle’s heritage. Everyone is asked to be seated by 7 o’clock to permit the program to start on time. Refreshments will follow the presentation and audience interaction. The evening will close with a short business meeting featuring highlights of the 18th Annual Old Timers Dinner. LaBelle Heritage Museum will also have a retrospective of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen, itinerant self-taught African American landscape artists, who sold their paintings throughout South Florida for some 20 years starting in the 1970s. These paintings, on loan from local collectors, will be featured at the museum throughout March. Al Black, a frequent visitor to LaBelle where he sold his paintings to local businesses and individuals, will be the featured artist; however, the museum welcomes loans of works by the remaining 25 members of the Florida Highwaymen “school of art”.

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4 Caloosa Belle February 21, 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. Networking Eventsby Matt KindermannThe business owner and job seeker can join one of many local professional organizations for free, or for a low annual cost, where the return on investment can be more than justi ed. A good list of regional organizations can be found in the peripheral columns of the Southwest Florida Business Today http://sw oridabusinesstoday.com. Virtual organizations, such as groups on LinkedIn or Twitter, are mostly free to join. Others, such as those that meet monthly will require a membership fee and certain requirements. Both types of groups usually offer regular networking events. Many people shy away from networking events because there are a lot of people there, usually none that you know, and everyone seems to be having a good time talking about everything except business. Attending a virtual networking event has similar social requirements as in-person events. The goal of networking is to casually let people know what you could do for them, as if it was a favor, not an offer. Do not get focused on "closing deals" at these events; an offer to meet at another time to discuss opportunities should be considered a "win." Always remember that you are there not to promote yourself, but that you are there to learn what other members do, what their needs are, and determine how you could t in, if at all. Always dress professionally, or use proper grammar and punctuation if attending a virtual event, and do not comment on anything political or religious. In fact, keep all your opinions to yourself. Even though it is a social event, think of yourself as an international spy: you want to gain information, not give it, while appearing to be disinterested. Employers can make a sale, gain business leads from other businesses, and identify potential future employees they would like to poach. Job seekers gain by socializing with employers, becoming a familiar face, and getting their skills and experience in front of a decision maker. The downside to this process is that it is time consuming for both employers and job seekers to develop that familiarity and trust to gain a sales lead, or receive an offer for an interview. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." Career Corner Matt Kindermann "Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream."The Chordettes Before you blame your next memory lapse on a "senior moment," sleep on it. Soundly. Some memory failures might be due less to age and more to exhaustion. Turns out the advice you gave your kids to get a good night's sleep before the next day's big test rings true in improving performance. It also turns out that grandparents don't always practice what they preached as parents. Even if the only pen you'll put to paper in the morning involves the crossword puzzle, you might struggle more to decipher the clues without sound rest. Recent studies show seniors forget 50 percent more of what they learned before sleeping than young people. It appears sleep qualityand the lack thereofis the culprit. Although they focused on a study group too narrow to support any broad sweeping conclusions, what professors of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California at Berkeley discovered about seniors, sleep and memory offers notable insights. They administered memory tests to a group of 20-somethings and a group of seniors older than 72. The memory tests were given again after the participants slept. Research showed that recollection proved relatively the same between age groups before sleep but diverged drastically after they woke. Older adults score up to 55 percent less in accuracy after sleeping than their young counterparts. The cause, researchers theorize, is seniors suffering a lack of deep sleep. Our "sleep architecture" alters with age, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Typically we drift between stages of light and deep sleep with periods of active dreaming, or REM sleep. Many seniors contend with sleep latency, a fancy term for trouble falling to sleep, less REM sleep and more sleep fragmentationanother fancy term for waking up throughout the night (usually to go to the bathroom). Sometimes, the cause is a medical problem. Hypertension, diabetes, asthma, re ux, even menopause and certainly sleep apnea, can demolish your sleep architecture. But for less serious cases of sleeplessness, here are some behavior-modi cation solutions that don't involve sleeping pills or even worse, alcohol (which con icts with good sleep): Get engaged in life: Go on social outings with family and friends, volunteer, take an adult-education class. A fuller life is not only more ful lling, it's a bit tiringbut in a good way. Get some sun: Perhaps add gardening to the list above. Don't like the outdoors? You don't have to sunbathe. Just open the curtains and let some bright sunlight in. It normalizes your sleep-wake cycles. Get some exercise. Get a book for bedtime reading instead of an iPad. The soft light of a nightstand lamp makes for a better transition to bed than the brightness of a backlit screen from an iPad or tab. Get rid of the bedroom TV: Learn to think of the bedroom as serving two purposes, sleep and sex. Especially sex, which leads us to our last point Get romantic: Sex can lead to better sleepand a night you're sure to remember. Most medical inquiries are best served b y consulting your physician or a quali ed specialist and this "Ask Florence" is no substitute for professional exams and insights. To reach Ask Florence, please email Nicolette. Christie@vna orida.org. Yawn—what were we talking about? LAKELAND, Fla. (February 8, 2013)-The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Friday said its estimate of the 2012-2013 Florida orange crop decreased less than one percent to 141 million boxes. The decrease occurred in the Valencia variety which declined 1 million boxes from the USDA's January estimate to 75 million boxes. Early-mid varieties held steady at 66 million boxes. The USDA makes its initial estimate in October of each year and revises it monthly as the crop takes shape until the end of the season in July. Visit www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_ State/Florida/Publications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for the complete USDA estimate. During the 2011-2012 season, Florida produced 146.6 million boxes of oranges. The Florida grapefruit estimate remained the same at 18 million boxes. Tangerines and tangelos each decreased 100,000 boxes to 3.7 million and 1 million respectively. The yield for from concentrate orange juice (FCOJ) increased to 1.62 gallons per 90-pound box. The Florida citrus industry creates a $9 billion annual economic impact, employing nearly 76,000 people, and covering about 550,000 acres. Founded in 1948, Florida Citrus Mutual is the state's largest citrus grower organization. For more information, visit www. citrusmutual.com. To receive winter weather updates follow FCM on Twitter. USDA predicts decrease to 2012-2013 orange crop

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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 5 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013

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Russell George Wiggins, 91LABELLE — Russell George Wiggins passed away Feb. 18, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. He was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Tampa to the late Thomas Osborne Wiggins and the late Violet J enny (Dalby) Wiggins. Russell served in the Navy during W WII. He was a longtime resident of Big Pine Key. Survivors include his daughter, Judith (Carl) Swink of LaBelle; step son, Lloyd W. (Betty) Ayers Jr. of Sunrise; ten grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and four greatgreat grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sat., March 2, 2013, 1 p.m. at St. Francis In The Keys, 1600 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 with The Rev. Chris Todd of ciating. Internment will take place at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake W orth, Florida Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Sara Frances McCoy DeMuzzio, 72FT. MYERS — Sara Frances McCoy DeMuzzio, entered into eternal rest in Ft. Myers, Fla. on Feb. 15, 2013. Ms. Frances was born on March 16, 1940 in J ohnson County. She had lived in Ft. Lauderdale for many years, and retired to Muse, Florida 25 years ago with her husband, Charles Richard DeMuzzio, “the love of her life for 55 beautiful y ears”. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie W. & Ruby Lee McCoy; her siblings, C.W. McCoy Jr., Eunice M. Spivey, Jerry McCoy, and Charlene M. Johnson; all of Wrightsville, Ga. Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Greene, of North Ft. Myers; Kim Thomas, of Muse; and Sherrie Franklin, of LaBelle, Fla; her grandchildren, Samantha Thomas, Charlie & Jacob Greene, of Muse, Fla.; her sister, Nellie M. Lyles; and a brother, Franklin McCoy, both of Wrightsville, Ga. “May her soul now rest in peace, and her memory and spirit live on through us, for our lives will never be the same!” Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Brantley-Powell Funeral Home. Services were held Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at the Wrightsville First Assembly of God at 2 p.m. Pastor Donnie Daniel of ciated. Interment will be at Union Grove Holiness Church. Arrangements by, Akin-Davis Funeral HomeLaBelle. Arrangements by, Brantley-Powell Funeral Home of Wrightsville, Ga.Vera Marie Durand, 101LABELLE — Vera Marie Durand passed away Feb. 14, 2013 in Estero. She was born Feb. 28, 1911 in Chetek, Wis., to the late Fred and the late Eunice (Horton) Bowers. Vera taught in Public Schools for 35 years in Wisconsin. She was a resident of LaBelle since 1985 and was a member of Community Harvest Worship Center in LaBelle. Survivors include her son, Vern Durand of Ocala; one daughter, BerDella (Victor Frohlich) Durand of Estero,; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 Years, Ray Durand. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Fort Myers. 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 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 21, 2013 Obituaries W ild Game DinnerSave the date! On March 9, 5-7 p.m., the First Christian Church Disciple Men’s Group w ill have a Wild Game Dinner. There will be a huge variety of wild game including frog legs, pork and turkey, just to name a few. Last y ear’s event was a great success, so come early and enjoy. There will be a donation of $10. The church is located at the corner of Lee and Ford Streets. For more information, call 675-1366. Hope to see you there!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.Judgment House successThe First Baptist Church of LaBelle would like to thank the community and guests who helped with and participated in the Judgement House weekend of February 1-3, 2013. The event was a huge success having 419 registered guests in attendance. Thank you to the 100 plus volunteers who helped that weekend. Seventeen new Christians accepted Christ into their hearts and 33 Christians rededicated their lives.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, from ages 3 to 103. Seniors that have always wanted to do something musically and haven’t had the chance can slip into a chimes, classical composer, or boomwhackers class and feel comfortable. Call Hannah at 239-271-4827, or e-mail sanibelhannah@me.com. Church Briefs

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The Hendry Glades Community Health Fair will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m, at the Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston. Each year the Hendry Glades Community Health Fair has had over 500 area residents taking advantage of the many services offered. Services such as Anemia Screening, Tobacco Cessation, Vision testing, Mammogram Vouchers, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Cholesterol Screening, Diabetes Screening, HIV Screening and Education, Safety Helmets and much more. Many agencies will have tables under the tent to do some testing, answer questions, and hand out valuable educational materials. In addition to the services and vendors, members of the Lions Club will be cooking and free food will be available to residents who take advantage of the services offered. There will be a Bounce House for the children as well as a snow cone and popcorn machine. Local radio station WAFC w ill broadcast live from the event. Sponsors of this event are Ace Homecare, Everglades Area Health Education Centers, Florida Community Health Centers, Hendry Regional Medical Center, Hendry Glades Health Department, Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network, and Nova Southeastern University of the Health Sciences. Organizers and volunteers give their time every year to make each year more successful than the year before. For more information, please contact Toni McDaniel, ARNP at HRMC Corporate Health 863-983-1123, tpavey@hendryregional.org., or Traci Owens at Ace Homecare 863-677-1100, traci.owens@ acehomecareflorida.com. 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 Moyers239-470-8352 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 LaBelle BridalDesigners Dresses... not Designers Prices Quinceaneras, Baptisms & Communions Tuxedo Rentals from Jims Formal Wear 863-342-8288 Century Plaza 443 W. Hickpoochee LaBelle, FL 33935 HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs.Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info Phillip PelletierHendry County Property Appraiserand his staff would like to welcome everyone to the47th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival PO Box 1840 • LaBelle, FL 33975-1840 In LaBelle: 863-675-5270 • In Clewiston: 863-983-3178 www.hendryprop.org 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 7 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Hendry-Glades Community Heath fair free

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American Legion Post 130 Swamp Cabbage 2013 Weekend PartyFriday February 22, 2013 Lounge OPEN TO PUBLIC 9:00AM ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET Includes, Coffee and Ice Tea $8.00 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM Karaoke Entertainment with Mark and PK 7:00 PM -? Saturday February 23, 2013 Lounge OPEN TO PUBLIC at 8:00AM American Legion Auxiliary Lunch Sandwiches Includes, Chips, Coffee and Ice Tea. $4.00 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM Live Entertainment Featuring: Country Family 12:00 PM 5:00 PM Karaoke Entertainment with Steve Down Under 7:00 PM -? Saturday February 23, 2013 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Community Flea Market 8:00AM-3:00PM Located at MLK & Hickpoochee (SR 80) LaBelle FL Sunday February 24, 2013 Lounge OPEN TO PUBLIC at 8:00AM ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET includes, Coffee $7.00 from 8:00AM to 11:00AM Live Entertainment Featuring: Country Family 12:00 PM 5:00 PMLocated at 699 Hickpoochee Ave. (SR 80) (863) 675-8300 Across from The Shell Gas Station LaBelle, FL 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. $28,000 863-675-4500or 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 Walker ROOMS WITH ROOM! Tired of houses with dinky rooms? Then you will appreciate this in townŽ home with spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, big bedrooms (split floor plan), large laundry room, and oversized rear screened porch. Situated under LaBelles famous oaks and partially fenced. PRICED AFFORDABLY! $99,900 RENTAL: LARGE 3BR/2BA HOME ON 20+ ACRES; $1,600/month WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E MANUFACTURED HOMES $45,000 Nice 4/2 on half acre lot. New metal roof, AC, and paint. Home backs up to lake. $49,900 Beautiful 3/2 mobile on a very nice lot in the city. Well taken care of. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $75,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. HOMES $35,999 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $63,000 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $64,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $65,000 3BR/2BA home. Tile throughout. Features a split ”oor plan. $79,000 Larger Port LaBelle home recently updated with new roof, paint, carpeting and cabinetry. 4/2 plus bonus room off the master bedroom. Double garage. $85,000 Florida cracker home on 2 ac. Recently renovated and updated. Directly across from public boat ramp. EXECUTIVE HOMES $198,900 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood ”oors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included.SOLD SOLD SOLDUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT HOMES 6/5.5 two story home in LaBelle. Close to schools/shopping. $219,000 2,000+/sq. ft of living area, split ”oor plan. $210,000. acres in Port LaBelle Ranchettes. $163,900. master bedrooms, family room, of“ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900.Immaculate! Move in read 3/3 home in Port LaBelle. 2,172 sq. ft of living space of living area, has family, f ormal and dining room $90,000 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area, 2 car garage, and much more. $90,000.3/2 CBS home on .52+/ac. Ceramic tile, “replace, detacehd pole barn $89,900 cious rms, living & family room. Oversized detached 2 car garage. $62,900. cious rooms and kitchen. $74,900. cious kitchen and bedrooms. $55,000. 3/2 2003 CBS home in Jublation S/D. Ceramic tile, screen porch, 2 car garage. $54,000 frame home in LaBelle. $49,900. Possiable owner “nancing! an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $35,000. UNDER CONTRACT 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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTSOLD SOLD SOLD 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 $149,000 2/2 on 1 acre with lots of fruit trees plus a three car detached garage. Great neighborhood 5 acres, Heated Pool, RV Carport, Pole Barn, Screened Outdoor Kitchen, Potting Shed, Fenced Guest Quarters 24/7 8 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Submitted photoTop FBLA awardsEight students from LaBelle High School won awards at a district FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) conference/competition held at LaBelle Middle School. There were approximately 250 in attendance from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee districts. Of the eight competitors from LaBelle High School, ve will advance to the FBLA state competition held in Orlando in April. LaBelle High School took home rst place in Web Design, second place in Business Calculations. second place in Hospitality Management, third place in Job Interview and fourth place in Digital Design. Pictured from left: Digital Design Team--Angel Luna, Miguel Rodriguez, Jesus Cantu, Jesus Cavasos-Interview, Stephanie Juarez (Digital Design), Jennifer Ruiz (Hospitality Management), Eunice Marquez (Digital Design) and Estella Avila (Business Calculation).

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Suncrest Sheds would like to Welcome You to the 47th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival 2013 Swamp Cabbage Princess Cassidy Pascher 2013 Swamp Cabbage Queen Kayla Keller Rosa Guy Hull 2013 Pioneer Family Mary Bartoshuk 2013 Grand MarshallCongratulations to... 1451 Commerce Drive LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-8600 9 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantHeritage AwardPictured from left: Superintendent of Schools Paul Puletti, 2013 Heritage Award winner Sylvester Humphrey and Deputy Superintendent Gordon Swaggerty. Mr. Humphrey was awarded the Hendry County School District Heritage Award. He is only the second recipient of this award. The inaugural award was presented to former Superintendent of Schools Bill Burke 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 to his retirement, as Director of Transportation. Mr. Humphrey’s work ethic remains a model for employees even today. Submitted photo/ MaryLee BakerUES January Students of the MonthRow 1: MaKayla Jackson, David Galaviz-Lerma, Nevaeh Peery, Rylee Pack, Erica Alaniz, Cor’Niya Ward; row 2: Aimee Suchomski, Doriel Aguilar, Aracely Villa, Brian Deras, Samantha Heckman; row 3: Celenia Vellanueva, Lizbeth Garcia, Roel Espinoza, Ralph Hendry, Joshua Pedrizco; row 4: Margarito Antunez, Jose Hernandez, Jesus Gutierrez, Yanira Hernandez, Nicholas Alvarado, Jose Jimenez.

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Join us Swamp Cabbage Weekend for Luxxors GRAND OPENING on Sun, Feb 24th 4 8pm Cash prizes & good food prepared by CHEF Jason! 10 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Submitted photo/ Suzy Smith3rd through 5th grade: Front row: Miguel Chairez, Yesenia Perez-Valenzuela, Gavin Schaeffer, William Salas; middle row: Andrea Hernandez, Jaqueline Garcia, Brianna Escobedo, Michael Carncross, Mayra Gaspar-Zuinga; back row: Taylor Sanchez, Marisa Carman, Jerretha Gunsby, Sebastian Martinez. Submitted photo/ Suzy SmithPre-k through 2nd grade: Front row: Karina Baza-Deras, Mariana Soto, Maribel Gonzalez, Olivia Davidson, Jennalyn Davidson; middle row: Miguel Escobedo, Victoria Trejo, Xavier Salgado, Jazmin Raya, Adriana Santillan, Victoria Trejo; back row: Micaela Ramirez, Angelina Sanchez, Yurit Santos, Melanie Dickey, Juan Garcia-Venegas, Bryan Coronoa-Hernandez. LaBelle Elementary Student’s of the Month for January

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by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The LaBelle area was founded on good, hard working folks from many places. Strands from many families have intertwined over the decades to bring this little town to w here it is today. Among those solid families is the Benjamin Franklin Guy family, which came from Georgia to the Kissimmee area. Some of the details the family knows about him came from a January 20, 1916, story in the Fort Meade Leader. Benjamin Guy was born in Georgia in 1816. He married Mary “Polly” Underhill and had four children. In November and December 1839, Benjamin served in the Second and Third Seminole Wars. In the Second Seminole War he served under Capt. James A. Sweat, Georgia v olunteers. He received 40 acres of bounty land in return for his service. He moved to Hillsborough County, Florida, in the 1840s and took up hog raising. In the Third Seminole War, Benjamin and his eldest son, William, served in the volunteer militia company commanded by Capt. W illiam B. Hooker from January till August 1856. He again received bounty land another 120 acres for his service. In 1858 he moved to “Morgan Hole” at Kissimmee Island, but did not take to the area, so he established a homestead near the south end of Fort Meade. The cattle industry was apparently kind to him because he ourished. During the Civil War he and his family lived away from settlements and escaped most of the requisitions for cattle. Still, he had to buy horse feed from the nearest supply of grain in Tampa, which had to come by boat. This was before the railroad came in. He had to resort to ox teams to get corn. The 140-mile round trip took over a week. Benjamin Guy is shown on Polk County’s rst tax list 1861 subsequent tax list for Polk and Manatee counties as wealthy, a large scale cattle owner during 1860s, ‘70’s and ‘80s. In 1875 Polk County records showed he had 2,000 head and in 1878 he paid taxes on 3,000 head. In Manatee he owned 1,000 head; in 1877; and 1,500 head in 1880. Benjamin died at home near Midland in Polk County 1893 and was buried in old Fort Meade Cemetery. Mary “Polly” (Underhill) Guy then lived with their son, Joseph Guy, at Fort Basinger. She died in 1904 and was buried beside her husband. Their son, Henry Cline (“Tommy”) pushed on, bringing his family to LaBelle during the 1910s. His children included: Benjamin Franklin (Benny”), William, Tommy, Ned, Harmon, Bessie, Lizzie and Annie. “Tommy’s” granddaughter, Rosa Lee Guy Hull, now the family matriarch, is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Guy and Lula Frances Fussell Guy. The couple had ten children: Evelyn Guy Langford, Viola Guy Williams, Rosa Lee Guy Hull, Ben Art Guy, Connie Guy Baker, Billy Guy, Tommy Guy, Lucy Guy Welch, Mary Guy Cussins and Martha Guy Sullivan. At rst he trapped animals in the woods, selling the hides before getting into ranching, working for Barney Barron and others. Rosa remembers her father as a hard working man with strong religious convictions, who taught a Sunday School class. She remembers him coming home, white with dried sweat. He believed in the Bible’s creed of living by the sweat of your brow and refused the foreman’s position. He served as a ranch cook, built fences and pretty much did it all. During the Depression he worked for the county road and bridge crew. Rosa remembers her father at his usual place, sitting in the kitchen when her mama was cooking. There was never much money for the family. All she had were leftover pencil nubs from her sister so she decided to take one from another student who had plenty of new ones. When her sister Viola threatened to tell their mother, Rosa scratched her with her long ngernails she was so proud of. Later, in the kitchen her father called her over to sit on his lap. Without saying a word, he reached in his pocket for his knife and proceeded to cut off all her prized ngernails. She never took anything that wasn’t hers again. “I could never stand for my daddy to be upset with me,” she recalls. Have a safe and enjoyable time at the 47th Swamp Cabbage Festival Purchase any complete A/C system and receive a FREE outing in a COOL LIMOUSINE!Ž Call us at 863-675-2878 to learn more! {Limo ride must be used m-f 8am-2am good for 4 continuous hours good from 3 months from date of purchase of A/C for up to a ma x of 8 passengers}. 12 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Submitted photoBack row: Benjamin Franklin, Evelyn, Connie and Lula. Front: Ben Art, Rosa and Viola. Guy Family: Home in LaBelle since the 1910s Submitted photoBack row: Lula, Benjamin Franklin and Connie. Front row: Martha, Mary, Lucille, Tommy and Billie.

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We now sell New and Used Tires Plus we do Computerized Wheel AlignmentsWelcome to the 47th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival And were celebrating 21 years of business in LaBelle!We are fans of the South Central Florida Car Club and we’d like to invite car owners and enthusiasts to join them for the 7th Annual Legends of the Road Cars will be displayed on Ft. Thompson Ave (between Bridge St-Main St) and Bronco Dr. 13 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Bright, cheerful, thoughtful and generous. Those characteristics may pertain to a lot of people, but none quite like the 2013 SCF Grand Marshal Mary Bartoshuk. It’s hard to put Mary into a single category. This tiny lady is too big to t into just one. She bakes, she ghts cancer by supplying wigs and prosthetics for LaBelle cancer patients, she distributes food to the needy with the Salvation Army and even delivers to the elderly, she initiates fund raisers like one that provided dog and cat oxygen masks for the EMS. She donates Coke Rewards Points to LES for classroom equipment Chameleon-like, she can be Mrs. Claus, an elf, a clown or the Easter Bunny, depending on who she needs to be at any given time. Mary’s awards include: the 2009 James Stephen Award through the Area Agency on Aging, 2007 LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 2006 Cornelius Kees Huijer Caloosa Humane Society First Volunteer Award and 2003 National American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. Recently she became a docent at the LaBelle Heritage Museum. She knits baby blankets for Healthy Babies, chairs committees for Relay for Life. She’s a SHINE volunteer, a blood drive volunteer and has a heart for anyone in need. Not to mention that smile! She’s got one of those for everyone, too. Mary has so much energy and so much love she looks for people and places to share it. Ask anyone at the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, LaBelle Woman’s Club, hospice and Hope Connections. They probably wouldn’t know what to do without her. She’s a Book Buddy for students and a poll clerk. You’d think that would be quite enough for anybody, no matter how big their heart, but don’t be surprised to nd our Mary hard at work for some new cause. She’s up early you have to start early when there’s so much cheer to be shared and up late making sure everything’s ready for the next day. There are lots of beautiful words it’s amazing how many of them apply to this equally beautiful lady. 2013 SCF Grand Marshal sharing, caring Submitted photo2013 SCF Grand Marshal Mary Bartoshuk Sign-ups for Little Miss LaBelle will be at First Baptist Church on March 5 and 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. Registration fee is $25. Grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade and you must attend a LaBelle school or live in LaBelle. Little Miss LaBelle is sponsored b y the Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. Proceeds go toward scholarships for local women. Sign up for Little Miss LaBelle 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 Februar y 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 will be made to assist you in ling your application. Call 863-675-5270 in LaBelle and 863-9831591 in Clewiston. Property Appraisers Of ce extends hours newszap.com Free Speech Free AdsYour community directory is a click away!

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The nal record was 8-15. During the season, the girls surely had some trials, and highlights. The team suffered without senior Andrea Lutkenhaus, for seven games, covering three w eeks. During that time, other younger players had to pick up the slack, and make up the difference, but replacing a 4-year starter presents a challenge. The girls picked up some big wins this y ear by beating 6A schools, Naples High School, and Island Coast, along with key w ins against Clewiston, and Riverdale. Tift County, Georgia, presented a rare challenge, as the girls played against a school from outside the state of Florida. Tift County is coached by former LHS coach, Julie Conner. The annual Shoot for a Cure was another highlight as the Cowgirls raised over $1400.00 during the night, and was able to collect all donations for cancer research due to our sponsor, John and Sue Benkert of CPR Tools. Also, Andrea Lutkenhaus scored her 1000th point, which put her in elite company, as only 7 girls in school history, have reached that milestone. She ended up with 1118 for her career. The team will surely miss seniors Mariah Molina, Caroline Cottrell, and Andrea Lutkenhaus. They will be hard to replace, but must rise to meet this challenge next fall. Andrea was also selected by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's MVP of District 18, in addition to the All-Academic status. She and Caroline will represent LaBelle High School in the All-Star game played in March, at Bishop Verot. She will also play in the state All-Star Game on March 16th, at Indian Rivers High School. The Cowgirls wish to thank that all those that supported us this year, and for the help given by Kris Cottrell, Christy Mills, Beth Lutkenhaus, Ms. Bridgett Updyke, Jef Burton, the Bass family, Lori Perkins, Heidi Lederer, and Coach Kelley for their support. Thanks again to CPR Tools, for all they've done this year. Cowgirls basketball team end season in semi- nals Submitted photos/ Kevin LutkenhausLeft: LHS Cowgirl Varsity pictured with the Benkerts at Shoot for a Cure, from left: Aaliyah Lopez, Angel Cornelius, Coach Ron Dunbar, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Jordan Rice, John Benkert, Jamease Mosely, Sue Benkert, Caroline Cottrell, Mariah Molina, Coach Kevin Lutkenhaus, Lorena Cruz, Valerie Beltran, and Coach Leighanne Lederer. Right: The JV Team consists of: (Back row, from left): Johnteria Johnson, Alondra Villa, Angeles Moreno, Stefani Guijosa, Patricia Martinez, Jessica Corker, Olivia Molina, Coach Leighanne Lederer. (Front Row) Aaliyah Lopez, Jerica Sims, Mabry Rice, Ashley Faz, Adrianna Herrera, Maranda Mills.

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Welcome to the the 47th annual Swamp Cabbage Festival Wouldnt you like to have your boat in the water just waiting for you to board and go “shing or just take a cruise on the river? Well for the low price of $4 a foot monthly you can! Your own private dock easy on; easy off! Port LaBelle Marina Located right off Rt 80 Call 863-675-2261 or visit us on the web at http://portlabellemarina.com/Peter Sullivan Dockmaster/Manager Welcome to the 47th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival Make sure to try those Swamp Cabbage Fritters! Nice producing grove. Hamlins & valencias. $6,500 per ac. Hamlins & Valencias, good production. Scenic property with great development potential. LaBelle/Alva with County Road frontage. in the area of planned development. Possible seller “nancing. Broker/owner. + 10 acre grove, Hamlins and Valencias, Gerber Groves, in Charlotte Co. SR31/Bermont area. cleared, oaks & orange trees. Can divide. Dont miss out on this. Lots of possibilities! on Ft Denaud Road, new tangerine grove being planted. Large equipment barn. PLUS strip across road to the river for irrigation. S. of LaBelle, Oaks & orange trees 13 ACRES SE Corner I-75 & Bayshore Rd. in Ft. Myers. 40 ACRES Planted w/Cheyenne II Bermuda. Seller Financing! Bring offers. ACRES of pasture 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker 15 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 by Sarah LappOn Tuesday, February 5th the Varsity soccer team lost a tough 2-0 game against Berkeley Prep in the Region 2A-3 Final. The Cowboys traveled to Tampa after beating Bishop Verot on goalie Omar Lora’s game w inning save just three days prior in the Region 2A-3 Semi nal. With two pep busses bulging with spirited LHS students, family, and friends making the drive to Tampa, the boys were more than well represented. In the rst half of the game Lora had three saves. Senior Carlos Suarez blocked a Berkeley goal with his body with 3 minutes left. LaBelle struggled to get in the penalty box with the pestering defense that Berkeley laid on. At halftime the score was 0-0. Head Coach Jeffrey Frost told his boys they should “be on cloud nine with the score tied.” This meant they were still in the game. In the second half Lora snagged one save. W ith 20 minutes left Berkeley made their rst shot. The closest LaBelle came to a goal was w hen Junior Jesus Karr took a dynamic shot w ith 11 minutes left; the ball de ected off the top of the goal. Berkeley made their second and nal shot with 7 minutes left. The remainder of the game consisted of Berkeley’s defense smothering the Cowboys. “Berkeley has an overall great technique. They touched the ball so much. I had hope w e would win, but I’m just glad we were District Champs. I knew we had the talent this year to go this far,” Senior Marco Telon said. Two days later Head Coach Jeffrey Frost sat down to re ect on his unexpected season. “I remember three quarters of the way through the season we weren’t doing so well. I told the kids that I was sorry that I couldn’t be a better coach, sorry that I didn’t know more or couldn’t do more to help them win…the turning point was on the road at Immokalee,” Frost began. Frost recounted a thriller. Earlier in the season the Cowboys lost 2-0 to the 17-1 Indians. In the rst half of the game Lora missed a save, allowing the Indians to bring the score to 1-0. Just before halftime Junior David Marroquin pulled one of his magical shots. “Marroquin was on the right side of the eld. He turned to use his left foot, then used all of his power to shoot it. The ball soared over the goalie’s head. It was a golazo; that is a Spanish term the guys use when there is an amazing goal,” Frost said. The Cowboys held on and tied the Indians 1-1. After holding off a team that only gave up seven goals all season, they were unstoppable. “After tying Immokalee we knew we could do anything. The rest of the season was amazing. We played great defense in the Marnier Holiday Tournament, beat Bishop Verot twice in one season, were District Champs, made it to the Regional nal, and pulled an 18-5-4 record… what more could I ask for?” Frost said. LHS soccer falls in regionals The second annual Love the Lake 5k/10k/ and new half marathon was held this past Saturday Feb 16th. A group of LaBelle residents made the journey to the other side of the county for the races. They represented LaBelle very well! In the half marathon (13.1 miles) Coach J enny McClain won 1st overall female with a new personal best time of 1hr 42 minutes 08 sec. Mr. Steve Hein nished a strong second overall with a time of 1 hr 41min 08 seconds and winning his age division. In the 10k (6.2 miles) LaBelle was represented by Ashley Woosley who won her age group with a new personal best time of 51 minutes 34 sec. Coach Jef Frost and his daughter, Tess Frost, also endured the 10k both winning their age groups with respectable times of 51 minutes 43 sec and 51 minutes 30 seconds. Becky Lapp was right behind Tess nishing second in their ages group with a great time of 55 minutes 12 seconds for the 10K. The 5k (3.1 miles) was run by Mr. Mark Lapp and Mrs. Judith Lapp. Both won their age groups with times of 26:23 and 33:04. All of these runners will be participating in the local Swamp Stomp this Saturday, February 23rd, again hoping to represent their town of LaBelle well. All money raised helps the Humane Society here in LaBelle. If you would like to run stop by the Humane Society this week to register or come Saturday morning behind Southern Divas to sign up. The Swamp Stomp is a great beginner race if this would be your rst time running! LaBelle represented well at marathon Friday, February 8, the six Regional State Quali ers traveled to Berkley Prep High School in Tampa to compete for a chance to advance to the State Finals in Lakeland. After some tough, hard-fought matches Nyko Harrynarine and AJ Ayala made it on the podium at the end of the night Saturday and will be going to Lakeland this week end to compete for the 2013 Class 1A State Champion Title in their weight class. Nyko wrestling in the 145 lb weight class made it to the Championship Finals, for a shot at rst or second against Golden Gate, falling short at the end of the match placing second. AJ, wrestling in the 170 lb weight class, made it to the nals to wrestle for third or fourth place wrestling a Berkle y Prep wrestler that he beat in overtime his rst match, pinning him with attitude in the second period to place third. There were 29 schools and 224 wrestlers competing for the top four spots in each weight class so to make it out is no easy task. “Nyko and AJ have fought hard this wrestling season to make it and I am very proud of them both,” said Coach Ayala. Cowboy wrestlers going to state Submitted photo/ Kathy AyalaPictured Coach Ayala, AJ Ayala, Nyko Harrynarine and Coach Gallegos.

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Contact:SteveRoyal 561-996-8080ext71 steve.royal@theroyalcompanies.com www.theroyalcompanies.com YOURLOGO HERE I n f o r m a t i o n c o n t a i n e d h e r e i n d e e m e d r e l i a b l e b u t n o t w a r r a n t e d Create your next Opportunity in LaBelle’s most centrally located professional and retail space Join: Welcometothe2013SwampCabbageFestival SouthernHospitality – CrackerStyle 900'sfto13,300' Turnkeyspaceavailable Labelle’s highest traffic location Convenientdowntown Retail-Professional 16 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 LaBelle Little League important informationLittle 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.Attention parents and business ownersRecently the Board Room of LaBelle Little League was broken into and we discovered today that all of our league bats were stolen. We need to replace these bats before the season starts. If you have bats your children have out grown or no longer need please donate them to the league. If you would like to make a donation to help purchase new bats that would awesome as well. Please contact any of the LaBelle Little League Board Member’s for more information or to drop off donated bats. 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 February 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). Watch real Florida cowboys and cowgirls in this competitive extravaganza to qualify for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association state nals in Kissimmee. Bene ts Hendry Count y 4-H. Adults $5; young’ens under 10 free. For information contact Marlene 674-4092, Lindsey at 673-5971. For barrel race information contact Sonya at 239-289-7582.Shooting tournament continuesThe Caloosa Sports Shooters (Hendr y County Gun Range) is having its rst shotgun tournament for 2013 will continue through Thursday, February 28. All Sno w birds visiting Southwest Florida during this time frame area invited to participate. The winning shooter’s sponsoring park will receive a trophy with the name of the par k and the name of the winning shooter on it. The trophy will rotate to the winning park in coming years. Each park can have as man y shooters a they want to participate. If you do not have “park” but are a Snowbird, you are welcome as well. Come to the Hendry County Sheriff and Citizens Shotgun Range off SR 80 between LaBelle and Clewiston. The range is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m till approximately 12-1 p.m, and Thursday evenings from 5-approximately 8-8:30 p.m. All competitors must have eye and ear protection, For information contact Bruce 239-989-2379 for Wednesday or Saturday; Dirk 239-848--5383 for Thursday evening. Sports Shorts On Saturday, February 23, after the parade and the festivities slow down, Hendry County Motorsports Park will host the Second Annual Swamp Cabbage Bash. For this event, which will feature 50 laps of the awesome, ground shaking power of the late models trying to navigate the 3/8th mile high banked Everglades clay. All children 12 and under will be admitted free with a portion of the proceeds going to the planning of the 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival. The feature event of the night will showcase such drivers as Mark “The Magic Man” Whitener from Middleburg, Keith Nosbisch and Jack Nosbisch, the legacy late model stars from Tampa, Shan “Show Time” Smith from Dade city, Roger “The Ironman” Crowe from Plant city and the 16year-old sensation from Royal Palm Beach, Christian Ausburger. Also, racing this night will be the street stocks, Thurderstocks, mini-stocks and open wheel modi eds, These races will feature local stars Tommy Hill, Mary Cortis, Derrick Rose, Tim Stoffel and many others. The speedway is located a mile north of the Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 27 intersection, four miles south of Moore Haven. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Racing will start at 7 p.m. For more information about this family fun lled night, call 863-673-4325 or 863-983-3478 or go to hendry racing.com. Racing Saturday night Submitted photoHobbit PartyThe Barron Library Hobbit Party in January enjoyed everything from riddles, games, eating and getting to know new friends.

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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 SalesLaurel Oaks Village Neighborhood Spring YARD SALE Saturday, March 2 8 am til noon Springview Circle just off Birchwood Pkwy Special NoticePermanent 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. CleaningIf you are looking for honest and reliable house cleaning call me at 863-265-0366. I clean churches Lawn ServiceGonzalez 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 Beauty SuppliesAvon! Avon! For ALL your Avon needs Quality Service with a personal touch. Call Mrs Yvette (863)673-0138 Buildings & Sheds 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 MiscellaneousGOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? Kill them all with Harris Famous Roach & Bedbug products. Available at Ace Hardware, 350 West Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle. 863-675-2672. Pets/SuppliesThree female chihuahua puppies for sale $150/each Call: (561)261-8500 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments 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 Apartments ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Ask about our movein specials. Spacious Apartment. in quiet, country setting. Full time bilingual Site Manager. Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities. Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident. Handicap units available. Rental rates starting at $602. Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. ApartmentsNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apts Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake, Summer Glen, Heritage Villas & Southern Villas. Please call 239-657-3204 For more information. Handicapped Accessible. Hearing Impaired: Call 800-955-8771Equal Housing Opportunity This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Houses RentBeautiful 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 2BR, 2BA, eat-in kitch, LR/DR, lg util room, screened porch, near center of Labelle. $750/mo + sec dep. (863) 234-1153. Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Houses Sale2br, 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 Mobile Home RentDoublewide 2br/2ba located in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Only $585 monthly. You must be 55 years of age to live in this Adult Community. 863-673-6080 or 863-673-4325 Small 1 bedroom mobile home. 801 Nobles. 3 bedroom mobile home 811 Nobles. Call 863-673-0861 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! 17 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Friday, March 1st, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440 If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, Mar. 7th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, 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. Darrell R. Harris, Chairman Hendry County Tourist Development Council 437121 CN/CB 2/21/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Joint Glades/Hendry Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Of ces, 640 South Main Street, Conference Room #2, LaBelle, Florida. All meetings of the Local Coordinating Board are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Nichole Gwinnett at the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council by calling (239) 338-2550, Ext. 232 or by e-mail at ngwinnett@swfrpc.org at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, call (800) 955-8770 (Voice) or 800-955-8771 (TDD). The SWFRPC’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or bene ciary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status may le a complaint with the Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Title VI Coordinator Robin Parrish at (863) 519-2675 or by writing her at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 435627 CN 2/21/2013 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2013 -07 IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-9-22 of the Hendry County Code of Ordinances, Hendry County gives notice that a moratorium has been imposed on unregulated res within Hendry County. An unregulated re means any outdoor re other than a cook re which is not permitted by a governmental agency. The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further action by the County. AVISO DE ADAPCION DE LA RESOLUTION NO. 2013 -07 IMPOSICION DE UNA MORATORIA EN MATERIA DE INCENDIOS NO REGULADO EN EL CONDADO DE HENDRY CONFORMIDAD CON LA SECCION 1-9-22 del codigo de Condado de Hendry de Ordenanzas, Condado de Hendry da aviso de que se ha impuesto un moratoria sobre incedios en el Condado de Hendry. Un incendio no reglamentado signi ca cualquier incendio exterior distinta de fuego para cocinar con fuego que no esta permitido por una agencia del gobierno. La moratoria impuesta por el presente sera efectiva inmediatamenta y permanecera en vigor hasta nuevas medias por el condado. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Karson Turner, Chairman 2/12/2013 437113 CN/CB 2/21/2013 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 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 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 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 PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BONDING REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to bonding requirements of elected of cials entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING HENDRY COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2000-20, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BONDING REQUIREMENTS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS; SPECIFICALLY DELETING THE REQUIREMENT THAT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GIVE BONDS EXCEPT FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 436797 CN/CB 2/21/2013 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 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 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY OVERHEAD ROADWAY LIGHTING CONSTRUCTION ON SR 80 AT COLLINGSWOOD PARKWAY AND FORREY DRIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT NUMBER: 416230-1-58/68-01 BID NO. 2013-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Overhead Roadway Lighting Construction on SR 80 at Collingswood Parkway and Forrey Drive. Firms pr operly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. 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 2:00 p.m. on March 21, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), PO Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. 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 436898 CN/CB 2/21,28;3/7,14/2013 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 any 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 HENDRY 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. 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Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Doublewide 5br/2ba located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe acres. Only $5,900 down. Dealer nancing available with your good credit. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Large 4br, 2bath doublewide 2,400 sq ft only $53,900 with dealer nancing available. Low down payment with your good credit. Call Brittany 239-244-7025 Large Hurricane Zone III doublewide 4br/2ba 2,400sq ft. $59,900 includes setup and new a/c on your lot. Dealer nancing with your good credit. Low down payment. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 863-983-4663 New Jacobsen 3br, 2bath doublewide on sale for only $49,900 includes setup and a/c. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Used zone III 4br, 2bath doublewide 28x80 only $39,900 Dealer nancing available. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Mobile HomeSaleStarter 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 Campers/RVs94 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 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Jet SkisSeadoo Jet ski 3 person, 4 stroke, super charged. Only 90 hrs. Looks like new w/trailer. $5,500 OBO. Call 863-673-2365. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 19 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people!

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It is the privilege of the Firehouse Community Theatre to help sponsor this competition in what we hope will become an annual celebration of our local communities. AWARD $500 cash award to the First Place winning playwright. A fully-mounted production during the Theatre’s season. $200 cash award to the Second Place w inning playwright $100 cash award to the Third Place winning playwright Who is Eligible All full or part time residents of Hendry or Glades County Florida as of February 1, 2013, and/or members in good standing of the “Arts of the Inland” artistic group as of February 28, 2013, regardless of residency. Children under the age of 18 must have their parent’s/guardian’s written permission. Timeline All submissions must be received by April 30, 2013. A panel of judges will review each submission and will narrow their decision to three (3) by May 31, 2013. The winning play will be announced July 4, 2013. For complete information on the Clarence Bud Jones Playwriting Competition, please click on the link below to visit our webpage. Clarence “Bud” Jones Bud Jones (as he was known to his friends and family) moved to Clewiston from Ohio in 1973 and taught at Clewiston High School. From 1985 – 1992, he owned and operated Flower Express ower shop of Clewiston. Bud always liked the theatre! He acted, directed and was involved in all facets o f drama while at Eastern Kentucky University. Upon his arrival to Clewiston, he worked with the students at Clewiston High School on several spring performances at the school. He also worked with students and rst responders in Clewiston on what was called “Disaster Drills” making up victims o f disasters and training for such emergencies. He assisted with the stage lighting design when the John B. Boy auditorium was built. Bud’s last production was with the Actors Community Theatre of Clewiston in 1989 when he directed “Annie Get Your Gun” as well as acting the roll of Buffalo Bill Cod y in the play. Bud passed away in 1994 but left behind his love of the theatre with his family and most importantly, his brother John Jones. John and his wife Betty wished to honor Bud’s memory by creating this competition in his name. Tel: (863) 675-3066 Mailing Address: Firehouse Communit y Theatre, P.O. Box 958, LaBelle, FL 33975 Email: info@ rehousecommunitythetre. com 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 20 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on March 4th, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 2009 Beac. Trl., VIN: 4XWEC242X9N212295 1996 Ford, VIN: 2FMDA5143TBC19546 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 436910 CN 2/21/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Area Housing Commission of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County will hold the Regular monthly meeting on February 28, at 5:00 P.M. at The Greentree South Community Center in LaBelle, Florida, Hendry County. The Purpose of the meeting is to conduct the general business and consider any other mater that may be brought before The Housing Commission. Any person or persons wishing to appeal any decision made at such meeting must ensure that a verbatim record is made upon which the appeal is to be based. The meeting will include and business before the “Hendry County Non-Pro t Housing, Inc.”. Sincerely, Aida Barnhart, Executive Director Area Housing Commission 437099 CN/CB 2/21/2013 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE TO PUBLIC The Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their monthly Board meeting on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 W. Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. The public is invited to attend. 437095 CN 2/21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice The Annual Clarence “Bud” Jones Playwriting Competition UES School Advisory Council to meetUES Elementary School will have its School Adisory Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. All parents and guardians are invited to attend as well as anyone from the community. If you have questions, please call the school of ce at 612-0750.Consejo a reunirConsejo de asesoria de la Upthegrove escuela tendra su reunion de Consejo Consultivo de la escuela el martes, 12 de marzo a las 5:30 p.m. en la biblioteca. Todos los padres y tutores estan invitados a asistir asi como de qualquire persona de la comuniada. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a la o cina de la escuela 612-0750. School Briefs 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. Joe Thomas, museum president, said these framed photographs were donated to the museum b y Caloosa Baptist Church as the church felt LaBelle Heritage Museum would be a better venue for their public display. Thomas added the photos will be rotated every six months to give each of the LaBelle nancial institutions the opportunity to display the entire collection over the next two and onehalf years. Community Brief

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In LaBelle! 870 W Hickpochee 863-674-0460 Welcome to the 47th Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival MIMSWe build: Truck Bodies Custom Grills • Agricultural Pumps We weld everything!50 Years in Business! 90 Evans Road LaBelle, FL 863-612-9819 21 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013 Barron Library annual meetingThe annual meeting for Barron Library w ill be held at the library on Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. After a short informational meeting, refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public.Free Technology SeminarCome to the free Social Media & Email Marketing Thursday, February 28, 5:30–7 p.m. at Bridge Street Coffee Shop, 23 Fort Thompson Ave. Sponsored by: Simpli ed Technologies. For more info or to RSVP please contact: Maria at 863-342-8251 or e-mail: maria@ simpli edtech.biz.Steel MagnoliasThe Firehouse Community Theatre continues its forth show of the season; “Steel Magnolias”, directed by Joel Hawkins. This show stars: Mary Cosmo as Truvy, Meaghan J ohnson as Annelle, Janice Groves as Clairee, Bianca Ross as Shelby, Julie Wilkins as M’Lynn and Barb McDowell as Ouiser. Showtimes are Friday, February 22. and Saturday. February 23. at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets for all productions can NOW be purchased at their w ebsite www. rehousecommunitytheatre. com or by calling the Ticket Hotline (863) 675-3066. Prices are $12 if purchased in adv ance or $14 the day of the show. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. For more information about us or our upcoming performances, please call us at 863-6753066 or visit our website!Conservation board to meetThe Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting on February 28, at 1 p.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Buidling. Meetings are open to the public.AA meetingsHelp with problem drinking is available through AA at the following times and locations: Sunday 7 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, Collingwood Ave. in Port LaBelle; Tuesday 8 p.m. First Christian Church, Ford St., LaBelle; Wednesday noon Good Shepherd; Thursday 8 p.m. First Christian; Friday 7 p.m. Good Shepherd; Saturday 9 a.m. Good Shepherd. In Clewiston the meetings are held Monday and Wednesday 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. WC Owens Ave. For those affected by someone else’s drinking, AlAnon is in LaBelle Thursday at 8 p.m. First Christian Church. Further information available by calling AA intergroup at 239-275-5111.Widows supportThe Widows Support Group will meet at Don’s Steak House today February 21 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome. Gardeners to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, February 25th at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center. Guest speaker will be Fred Johnson, Master Gardener and Landscape Architect. There will be time for questions and answers along with fun and fellowship. Bring a friend. Refreshments served, (Bring a treat if you’d like to share something) If you have a plant to exchange Great if not come anyway, you’ll come away with one or more plants. For more information, call Irene at 863-675-0374 or Nikki at 239-5642005.American Legion Auxiliary to meetCome join us, Thursday, January 21st at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 West in LaBelle. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Julie at: 863-674-1050 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 561-801-5843.Win 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 Riverwatch 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. Chec k out www.crca.caloosahatchee.org. DAV ea marketThe Disabled American Veterans Fle a 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.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.Horses foundOn Friday, Feb. 15th, the Hendry Count y Sheriff’s Of ce Ag Unit recovered three horses that were running loose on the highway in the LaDeca area of Hendry County. If you have lost any horses, please call the Sheriff’s Of ce Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600. Services growing at humane society clinicThe Caloosa Humane Society is now are special ordering diets from Hills, Royal Canin and Purina. All sizes of Trifexis now in stock, a once a month oral ea/heartworm prevention. You can schedule visits for nail trims, anal gland expression, ear plucking, medicated baths and more! Community Briefs

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Author Linda Rue Quinn will be at Miss Patty’s at 330 N. Bridge St. during the Swamp Cabbage Festival to sign copies of her suspense novel, The Cyrano Game, on Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Cyrano Game is primarily set in Fort Myers and Cape Coral with a few scenes in LaBelle. The Cyrano Game Psycho stalked his prey for months before he came up with a plan, sitting in a darkened theater while Sarah and Matthew, her new husband, watched the play Cyrano de Bergerac. Of course! He would force the undeserving Matthew to tell him everything he needed to know about Sarah while discrediting him in her eyes. Intensive planning and building took all of his spare time, but she was worth it, and soon she would come to him. Matthew wakes up in a room with no exit, drugged and tied to a dentist chair. A v oice soon commands him to give details of his life with Sarah. Every attempt to resist and escape fails. He tries to give false advice, w hich only back res. He has to nd a way to give clues to Sarah through the psycho’s actions that will let her know not to trust this man as he gets closer to her. Linda Rue Quinn Linda graduated from LaBelle High School in 1979. She worked at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department and the Port LaBelle Welcome Center before moving to Fort Myers. She has had short stories published in the following anthologies: Cat sh Stew II, Cat sh Stew III and I Wanna Be Sedated: 30 Writers on Parenting Teenagers. The rst chapter of The Cyrano Game took second place in a contest at the South Carolina Writers Workshop Conference. Her non ction piece, “A Pack of Gum” won rst place in a nationwide internet contest by popular vote on the website Fieldreport.com. She has also had articles published in Dabblingmum.com and Angels on Earth Magazine. She now lives in Franklin, North Carolina, with her husband, Bryan, and a house full of relatives, including her mother, Gerrie Rue, who was the secretary at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle for 29 years, and her brother Paul Rue. She has two adult children,(Paul and Cindy, who caused her grief, so she spoils their children as revenge! Her three perfect grandchildren are 7-year-old Danni Marie, 5-year-old Ayden and James, 16 months. Linda is currently working on her next mystery novel called The Apple Fell, which will be available in 2013. She uses LaBelle as the inspiration for the setting in this novel. Find the author on Facebook as Author Linda Rue Quinn. Books are for sale on Amazon and Createspace. Contact the author for autographed copies! You can nd her on wordpress, Twitter, Pinterest and Goodreads. The Cyrano Game is also available as an ebook with a different cover page on most ebook outlets. http:/ / authorlindaruequinn.wix.com/authorlindaruequinn. Former LaBelle author will be at the SCF AA AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC 239-214-1314Locally Owned Welcomes every one to the 47th Annual Swamp Cabbage FestivalLIC#HC12-501.SP 22 Caloosa Belle February 21, 2013

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