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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: 02-28-2013
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*Available on select new Fords. Red Carpet Lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify. See Dealer for details. Offer ends 04/01/13 Thursday, February 28, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 9 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle City of LaBelle water customers will have to absorb another rate increase. The residential xed demand rate will increase from $20.30 to $24.36 and the commodity charge from $2.63 to $3.16 per gallon. The average residential water customer will pay $24.36 (the xed demand rate) plus $3.16 multiplied by the number of gallons (per thousand) they actually use each month. If you use 2,000 gallons o f water in a month you would pa y the xed $24.36 plus $6.32 (2 x $3.16) = $30.68 for the water portion of your utility bill. This is the third in an incremental rate increases that will pay for the city's new reverse osmosis water treatment plant. Construction is just beginning. The nal public hearing on the water utilities rates change came at last month's regular city commission meeting. Plans for the new water plant began 7-8 years ago. Funding was secured from the USDA, which required a nal increase of 9-00 percent to LaBelle's water rates to pa y for $20 million loan/grant. The old plant was under consent order due to the quality of its water. That plant has been updated and will remain on line as back up. City Finance Director Ron Zimmerly explained that, after 14 years without a water rate increase, the Water rates upped Five Hendry County " rst year" teachers were recently presented "Brilliant Orange" Awards in recognition of their outstanding classroom performances during the 2012-2013 school year. The teachers were recognized during the 2013 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner held at the LaBelle Civic Center, Florida on February 7, 2013. The awards were ttingly named "Brilliant Orange," as Hendry County ranks as one of Florida's top orange producing counties. Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Growers Association's executive vice president, presented the "Brilliant Orange" awards to the ve teachers selected as the best " rst year" teachers in Hendry County for the 2012-2013 school year. Recognized were: Brooke Barnes, a third grade teacher from Central Elementary School in Clewiston; Charlene Bowen, a fourth grade teacher from Upthegrove Elementary School in LaBelle; Kristin Mann, a fourth grade teacher from Eastside Elementary School in Clewiston; Shannon Springs, a media specialist from Westside Elementary School in Clewiston and Katie Wilson, a band director at Clewiston High School. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association in conjunction with the Foundation For Hendry County Public Schools, Inc. annually selects the "Brilliant Orange" teachers based on nominations from each of the schools' administrators. GCGA is a trade association representing citrus growers in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. Five new teachers receive 2013 Brilliant Orange Award Caloosa Belle/ Dale S. ConyersA Great Day!Grand Marshal Mary Bartoshuk’s face says it all! She was loud and proud as she “ oated” down Bridge Street in the 2013 SCF Parade. Hail, Mary! Rock on! More pictures on Page 10. See Rates — Page 2 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The board's decision to separate some IT services from under the Clerk of Courts' control was called into question by Steve Ramunni, attorney for the Clerk of Courts. Mr. Ramunni told the board that it did not conform to Florida Statutes w hen making the decision. The decision will also affect the Clerk's budget. They will need to know which department will take over the IT responsibilities before a budget can be determined.No headhunterThe county commissioners have not opted to employ a "headhunter" to nd a new county administrator, as had been previously reported. There is no hard deadline for applications, however, those submitted before April 1 will be considered rst. The application period will remain open until the position is lled. Clerk questions IT changes

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Barron Library announces selections for One Book, One Community project. The book choice for adults is entitled The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, a work of ction which takes place in a concentration camp in deep despair, and ends with a glimmer of redemption. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is the suggested book for the young people of our community. Also a work of ction, the story is of an eight-year-old boy, the son of the commandant, who forms a strong bond with a Jewish boy living on the other side of the camp fence. Barron Library will kick off One Book, One Community with a presentation by Cesare Frustaci, a Holocaust survivor. He will be speaking at the regular scheduled meeting of the Barron Library Book Club, sharing his experiences. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Events scheduled at Barron Library for One Book, One Community are: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Movie Showing Friday, March 8, 7 p.m., rated PG13 for Mild Violence Holocaust Survivor, Cesare Frustaci Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. The Devil's Arithmetic Movie Showing, Friday, March 22, 7 p.m. Family Movie Not Rated One Book, One Community is a program designed to encourage a community to read and then come together to discuss in different settings, such as schools and libraries. Hendry County Library Cooperative is sponsoring this project and will be offering different events in all three libraries. One Book, One Community:The Shawl and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 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 ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 2 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013city is still in the mid-range of utility rates in area and is now catching up to a more standard rate for the area. The next rate increase w ill come in 2014. The new plant will draw raw water from a new, deeper water source, employ a 3,500 foot deep injection well and have a 1 million gallon per day capacity. Members of the Aqua Isles Homeowners Association were present for the board's v ote and approved of the increase. However, they are still concerned about paying for utilities while they are out of town for months at a time. They expressed their desire for a seasonal rate for part time residents. Gas lines coming Representatives of the Teco Peoples Gas company are looking for a franchise to supply LaBelle with gas lines for commercial and residential customers. Customers w ould connect according to proximity to the lines. The company has a system wide rate across the state which is set by the Public Service Commission. The lines will come into the city from the west, down Cowboy Way to Pratt Blvd. It will turn north on Bridge to SR 80, then head east to Elm, west to Lashley and north to Park Ave. The company expects some 60 commercial customers and would also be interested in looking into South LaBelle Village in the future as well as Port LaBelle. The line is expected to be ready to enter the city on Cowboy Way in May. City Attorney Jimmy Lucky is talking to the Teco attorney regarding legal issues.Voluntary AnnexationThe board conducted the rst hearing of a request for voluntary annexation of two lots south of SR 80, across from LaBelle Elementary School belonging to Jose Guadalupe and Nelda Cuellar. City Planner Shellie Johnson and staff recommend approval. The city commissioners, sitting as the Local Planning Agency, approved the rst hearing of the request. The nal approval is set for the March 14 commission meeting.In other business:City Attorney Jimmy Luckey prepared an ordinance for an alternate code enforcement procedure, allowing for either a magistrate or court procedure. Bids on the next section of the city's wharf project, by the library, are due March 5. The next regular city commission meeting will be Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall. Rates Continued From Page 1 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantPoppiesLaBelle Mayor David Lyons presented a proclamation to Linda Teasley of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 in honor of Poppy Day at the February regular city commissione meeting. 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. Sign up for Little Miss LaBelle

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For the past two years, at the conclusion of Florida’s legislative session, Florida Watch A ction, Progress Florida and America Votes have recognized members of the Florida Legislature as a “Champion of Florida’s Middle Class” for their unwavering support on behalf of Florida’s families. During the 2011 legislative session, 22 legislators earned this distinction. In 2012, the number jumped to 27 lawmakers who v oted 100 percent to protect and expand the middle class, and championed a range of issues from protecting quality public education and middle class jobs, working to create an effective and ef cient government where corporations pay their fair share, and ghting to keep our elections fair and accessible to all voters. This year, we are announcing our 2013 Middle Class Agenda before the legislative session begins so you know what issues y ou will be scored on as session convenes. Below, please nd the top ten issue areas w here your votes will determine whether y ou are named a “Champion of Florida’s Middle Class”: 1. Guaranteeing Free, Quality Public Education – We must ensure Floridians’ constitutionally protected right to a “uniform, efcient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools” by rejecting efforts to revive the so-called “parent trigger” bill and curtailing the use of private school vouchers, both of which slash public education funding while privatizing public education for corporate gain. Charter schools should not be funded by taxpayers at the expense of public schools. We cannot continue the practice of cutting K-12 and higher education funding and threaten our state’s Bright Futures Scholarship program. 2. Creating and Protecting Quality Middle Class Jobs – Florida’s De ned Bene t retirement plan is one of the strongest in the nation and should be strengthened and preserved, rather than phased out in favor of risky 401(k) type plans. Florida’s lowincome earners should be protected from corporate extremists aiming to preempt local laws designed to prevent wage theft or provide bene ts such as earned sick time. Public employees should not face the threat of job loss due to corporate privatization schemes like the prison plan that narrowly failed last year. The legislature should not be placing large corporations over small businesses and middle class working families. Florida should be putting our main street, family owned small businesses rst. 3. Ensuring Effective, Ef cient Government – Corporations must pay their fair share in taxes. We cannot continue the practice of increasing billion dollar corporate tax breaks and subsidies and pushing for further reductions or the elimination of the corporate income tax altogether while slashing funding for education and neglecting the needs of the state’s small businesses. Large corporations must pay their fair share and corporate tax loopholes should be closed once and for all. Inef cient government practices, like taxpayer subsidies for nuclear power plants and other handouts to big business that don’t help create jobs, should be stopped. Cutting corporate taxes simply rewards big business and the wealthy and does nothing to aid job creation. 4. Promoting a Stronger Democracy and Protecting Voting Rights – To avoid a repeat of last year’s election asco, when voters endured unforgivable wait times of up to eight hours (the longest in the nation), we need to return to a minimum of at least 14 days and 12 hours per day of early voting for all Florida voters. Voters should have the same access to the ballot regardless of what county they reside in. The legislature should be held to the same 75-word maximum for constitutional amendments that citizen-led constitutional amendments are. 5. Ending Corporate Welfare and Protecting Small Businesses – Attracting new businesses and industries to Florida should be a top priority this legislative session, but that goal cannot be achieved without creating a balanced approach to the state’s budget problems, making smart investments in education and infrastructure, ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and making sure corporations pay their fair share so that small businesses have a competitive opportunity against large corporations. 6. Reforming Tallahassee’s Culture of Corruption – In order to reach optimal government effectiveness we must clean up the culture of corruption in Tallahassee and push for real ethics reform. These reforms would prohibit the use of Committees of Continuous Existence (CCEs) except to engage in political activities related to the election or re-election of candidates; provide teeth for the Commission on Ethics to go after those current and past elected of cials who have been found to have violated ethics and elections laws; eliminate the revolving door of legislators and their staff leaving public service to lobby their former colleagues; and keep contribution limits to candidates low while increasing disclosure and transparency. 7. Providing Access to Affordable Health Care – We must address Florida’s high rate of uninsured residents by extending Medicaid to pay for health care coverage for nearl y a million Florida families in dire need. Florid a must take advantage of provisions under the Affordable Care Act to set up a state health insurance marketplace in 2014 that will allow millions more Floridians to have access to affordable health care coverage. 8. Protecting Our Land and Water – The successful Florida Forever conservation and recreational land buying program should be restored. Attempts by corporate polluters to in uence policy when it comes to protecting our water should be rejected. Efforts to expand the dirty, dangerous practice of oil drilling on state owned land should be rejected. 9. Advancing Women’s Rights and Equality – Lawmakers should stop putting politics in the exam room by introducing bills that restrict access to health care services, and instead make it easier for more women to access health care. Florida lawmakers should also support rati cation of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public accommodations. 10. Protecting Homeowners – Homeowners should be protected from predator y practices that have contributed to the state’s sky-high foreclosure rate. Homeowners should be allowed every opportunity to save their homes and should be afforded their day in court. Last November voters made clear that we need political leaders who will stand up for Florida’s working and middle class families. It is time to heed their call by helping advance the 2013 Middle Class Agenda. Mark Ferrulo, executive director, Progress Florida Amy Ritter, executive director, Florida Watch Action Josh Geise, Florida state director, America VotesFor more information, go to www.MiddleClassChamps.com. 4 Caloosa Belle February 28, 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. Climate Change: Time for Action Violent storms and tornadoes, drought, massive res, and ooding have recently broken records and serve as wake-up calls for all of us. The science is clear, although mainstream media has not recognized the urgency. Much of what people “think they know,” has come from sources sponsored by the fossil fuel industry. There is no confusion in Congress, other than a lack of political will to take action. Perhaps the place to start is where many of us live, here in LaBelIe, and Hendry County? We live by the Caloosahatchee, and our economy is based upon agricultural productivity and tourism, yet we have little knowledge of what the impact of Climate Change will be upon our area. Most of my friends and neighbors are so busy trying to put food on their table that they couldn’t respond if the world was ending tomorrow. Leadership has yet to come from Washington or Tallahassee even though top ice expert, Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University calls the situation a “global disaster,” suggesting that Arctic ice is disappearing faster than predicted and could be gone in as little as four years. The Arctic may seem like a far-awa y place to some, but the impact upon our eastern seaboard could be profound e.g. Hurricane Sandy. It is not enough to provide for once in one hundred year emergencies, when events may arrive every four years in the new normal. For those of us that are concerned we could start by gathering in a public setting on a regular basis, reading and discussing the literature, hearing expert speakers, viewing pertinent video-tapes, and establishing linkages with other community—based organizations. As we educate ourselves, we could educate others in our homes, churches, schools, businesses and government. It is impossible to stop climate change now, even though we could still slow it down by cutting emissions. However there is much that could be done to develop policies and procedures which will help us to respond to the environmental impacts. Please let me know i f you are interested. Stan Andrews, Ph.D., Letter to the Editor Florida’s Middle Class Champions

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Kyndel Murray has a new business location! Kyndel just recently opened her own accounting rm in LaBelle named Kyndel R. Murray, P.A. She is a certi ed public accountant and offers a full line of accounting services; including business and individual tax return preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, IRS representation and many others. Kyndel was born and raised in LaBelle. She graduated from LaBelle High School in 2002. Kyndel received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University. She then received her Master's degree in Accounting from Stetson University. She received her CPA license from the State of Florida in 2010. Kyndel has been working in the accounting industry for seven years. She has experience in all areas of accounting. She prepares both business (sole proprietor, corporation and partnership) and individual tax returns. She just recently received her electronic ling authorization from IRS to E- le tax returns. Electronic ling allows the IRS to instantly receive a tax return and allows taxpayers to receive their refund back quicker than mailing in their tax return. Kyndel also provides bookkeeping services for businesses. This includes providing payroll services, payroll tax returns and sales tax returns. Financial statements are prepared in order for business owners to evaluate their business. Kyndel enjoys helping business owners manage their business more ef ciently and effectively. Kyndel was also just recently approved by Quickbooks as a ProAdvisor. As a ProAdvisor, Kyndel receives many discounts for all Quickbooks accounting software, which she can pass on to her clients. If you are interested in learning more about the Quickbooks software, then stop in and see Kyndel. Kyndel's accounting of ce is located at 36 East Hickpochee Avenue (Highway 80) in LaBelle. She is in the green building next to Nationwide Insurance on the corner o f Bridge Street and Hwy. 80. Her of ce space is located in the front of the building (Hw y 80 side). Parking is in the rear of the building. Kyndel is actively seeking new clients. She welcomes both business and individual clients. Anyone with any questions can contact her at (863)675-0227 or e-mail her at kyndel0815@gmail.com. Kyndel will be having a grand opening celebration for her new business on Friday, March 8, in her of ce's parking lot (old USave parking lot) starting at 4 p.m. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be served. Stop by and see Kyndel and her family. She is looking forward to meeting and engaging with everyone in the community. If you cannot make it to the grand opening celebration, you can stop in or call Kyndel at any time. Kyndel hopes everyone will stop by and support her new business endeavor. Kyndel Murray opens new accounting services of ce 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 It’s Time to Connect Your Business to the WebIf you’re not advertising online, you’re missing out on a large, diverse and affluent audience of local consumers, and it’s growing every day. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all adult Internet users and 76 percent of adults visit newspaper websites. Call us today at 863.675.2541, and let’s talk about a print, online and social media plan that fits your business’s needs and budget.THE CALOOSA BELLE863.675.2541 | www. orida.newszap.com 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 5 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 FORT MYERS, FL (February 2013) Johnson Engineering, Inc. welcomes new Principal Landscape Architect, Jeffrey Nagle, RLA. Jeff is a licensed Landscape Architect in both Florida and New Jersey and brings 29 years of experience in master planning, parks and recreation, streetscapes, roadway, environmental reclamation and mitigation, Low Impact Development, and lighting design. Jeff has a versatile skill set and a reputation built on providing the highest quality of service to both public and private sector clients with on-time and on-budget deliverables. Having worked in both the public and private sector, Jeff brings a broad range of experience to apply in practice, using an innovative management approach to guide projects from the planning and design phase, through permitting, development and construction. Jeff identi es costsaving and state-of-the-art design solutions to serve his client's needs to bring lasting value to every project. Founded in 1946, Johnson Engineering provides a complete range of services in civil engineering, site development, planning, water management, environmental, surveying and mapping, GIS, utilities, transportation, and landscape architecture services. With more than a half century of local experience, one of our strongest assets is our comprehensive knowledge and familiarity with the Southwest Florida region and our ability to apply this to projects throughout the state. New principal landscape architect at Johnson Jeffrey Nagle Submitted photoKyndel Murray, CPA and LaBelle native, recently opened her accounting rm on SR 80, just across from the Courthouse.

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The congregation at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is preparaing to welcome new pastor, Rev. Dr. David Jackson. He will be of cially ordained as an Episcopal priest on Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. at All Souls in North Fort Myers. It will be a joint worship service with both All Souls and Good Shepherd parishes participating. Bishop Dabney Smith with of ciate Born in Leicester, England, the Rev. Dr. Jackson graduated from the Wyggeston School for Boys in 1964 and then attended the Medical School of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, graduating in 1970. At med. school I met Yvette and we were married in 1968. We have three sons, David, Gavin and Craig, now two daughters-in-law, Stacy and Yvonne and two grandchildren, Yuna and Yuhan. We came to the USA in 1981 and have been in FL since 2003. After a few years in academic medicine I joined the pharmaceutical industry and worked as a director of clinical research programs until 2010. I attended deacon training in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and was ordained to the diaconate in June 2009. Seminary education in a hybrid distance program at Nashotah House WI, was completed in Dec. 2012 and ordination to the priesthood is scheduled for March 2013. On Jan 1, 2013 I was appointed as Bishop's Vicar responsible for All Souls Episcopal Church in N. Fort Myers and Church of the Good Shepherd, LaBelle. Yvette and I live in Cape Coral where we occasionally nd time to paddle a kayak, cruise now and again, visit a restaurant or spend time with friends. We visit our dispersed children and grandchildren when we can. Rev. Dr. David Jackson Announce your churchs information here. Call us at 863-675-2541 to learn more.OAK GROVE HOLINESS CHURCHin Muse At the top of Summerall Road at Loblolly Bay Road 863-517-1122Invites everyone to their services Sunday Service 11:00 a.m Sunday School starts at 11:00 a.m. Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. With Bro Jerome Sears Of“ciating florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Financing available. No credit check no interest! Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 6 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Henderson Charles Spence, Jr., 85LABELLE Henderson Charles Spence, Jr., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in J acksonville, Fla. on J an. 29, 1928 to Henderson Charles and Ruth Carroll Spence. He graduated from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga. in 1946. As a y oung man, he w orked on the Herbert Hoover Dike project as a surveyor. While stationed in Okeechobee, Fla. he met and married a local girl, Lois Marie Hair. He was drafted in 1950 into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Ft. Jackson, S.C. Henderson worked for the U.S. A rmy Corps of Engineers as a draftsman, in the Rivers and Navigation Division, for the rest of his career in Savannah, Ga. As an only child, his life-long dream had been to be a part of a large family. This dream was realized when Henderson and Lois raised their ve children in Savannah and Richmond Hill, Ga. He loved being the favored "Uncle Charles" to nieces and nephews, and the adopted "Granddaddy" to many other children. A close and happy family was paramount in his life. His greatest pleasure was to hold and love his grandbabies and vacation with them at St. Augustine Beach, Fla. Henderson is survived by his wife of more than sixty two years; four children: daughter, Ruth (Bill) Harrell of Fortson Ga; sons, Steven (Julie) Spence of LaBelle, Fla; David (Kate) Spence of Mill Spring N.C.; Henderson John (Mabelle) Spence of Charlotte, N.C., 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson and one arriving great-grandson. Daughter, Alice Spence Bagley predeceased him in 2005. While serving in the Army, Henderson began studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses. This knowledge changed his life by working hard to be a good husband, father and donating many hours in studying the Bible with other people so they too could nd true happiness in their life. He served as an Elder in congregations in Savannah, Jacksonville, and LaBelle. A memorial service will be held in LaBelle at Akin-Davis Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross, Georgia on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3 p.m. Visitation for friends and family will be on Thursday at AkinDavis Funeral Home in LaBelle from 4 to 7 p.m. Obituaries Episcopalians welcome new priest 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!Special play at Church of the Good ShepherdThe Franciscan Mystery Players will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, located just east of city of LaBelle and one block south of State Road 80, 1098 Collingswood Parkway, will be playing Friday, March 15, The youth participating in this production are from the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Cape Coral. The play begins at 7 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd. A free w ill offering will be accepted. Franciscan Mystery plays are dramatic multi-media presentations of ve powerful living meditations. They employ special lighting, inspirational music, drama and soul-searching re ections, providing anyone w ho participates with the opportunity to get in touch with his or her sins, suffering, struggles and goodness. In a very unique way this prayerful experience becomes a powerful vehicle for the Lord's Spirit to forgive, heal, renew and give peace. Life is a mystery and we are the players.Yummy dessert auctionPlease come to the First Baptist Church of LaBelle dessert auction Friday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. This is one of our annual fundraising events for Relay for Life. This year the First Baptist Church is joining with the First Baptist Preschool to raise funds for our team. If you would like to donate a dessert, please see one of our team leaders. The public is welcome to come and bid on one of our delicious desserts. Paul Puletti is our auctioneer and keeps things fun and moving along. The First Baptist Church is located at 330 Main St. The auction is held in the education building. Come early to sample and nd your favorite dessert.Gospel sing There will be a Gospel Sing held on Friday, March 1, at the Big Red Barn, Billy and Judy Swindle's property, at 7500 West Hwy. 27 in Clewiston. The Gulf Coast Quartet from Wauchula will be taking the stage at 7 p.m. This event is free to the public. For more information regarding this event please call 863-983-7256.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. Call Hannah at 239-271-4827, or sanibelhannah@me.com. Church Briefs

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petiti ons on March 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the applications are consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for “nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on March 26, 2013, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the “les and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning an d Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. 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. Petition Number: SE13-0001 Applicant: Aspring, Inc., represented by Mr. Aaron Pepper, Chief Executive Of“ce (CEO), Southeastern Renewable Fuels, and Mr. Glen A. Miller, P.E., Miller Engineering Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED RESOLUTION (2010-82) TO INCREASE THE FOOTPRINT OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FROM 84.3 ACRES TO 320 ACRES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOREFINERY/ETHANOL PLANT, RETAIL GAS STATION, AND DRY ICE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 18400 CR 835, Clewiston, FL Property size: 641.0 acres +/(the Special Exception footprint is 320.0 +/acres) Request: The applicant is requesting to amend a previously approved Resolution (2010-82) to increase the footprint of the Special Exception from 84.3+/acres to 320 acres+/for the development of an agricultural processing facility to mill sorghum and produce fuel grade ethanol from sorghum, wood chips, or molasses. The Facility would also generate electricity. The site would include a retail gas station and a dry ice manufacturing facility. Legal description of subject property: NORTH SECTION 7, Township 45 South, Range 34 East, Less the CR 835 right of way, Hendry, County, Florida. Petition Number: VA13-0002 Applicant/Agent: Mr. Jerry Murray Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) FEET FROM THE REQUIRED REAR SETBACK OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) FOR A SETBACK OF ZERO (0) FEET IN THE LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (RG-1) ZONING DISTRICT Location: 4739 CR 78, Labelle, FL Property size: 2.42 acres +/Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 25-feet for a rear setback of 0-feet instead of the required 25-feet Low Density Re sidential (RG-1) zoning district to allow the installation of a pool. Legal description of subject property: Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2 In Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run S 004431 W. along the West line of Government Lot 2, 1657. 10 feet to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence N 524352Ž E, along said right of way line, 1606.02 feet to the point-of-beginning of the tract of land herein conveyed; thence N 00 4431Ž E, parallel to the West line of Government Lot 2,300 feet; thence N 891130Ž E 188.88 feet; thence N 004830Ž W 20 feet, more or less, to the centerline of Jacks Branch; thence Southeasterly, along the centerline of Ja cks Branch to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence S 874021Ž W, along said right-of-way line, 530 feet, more or less, to the point-of-beginni ng. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2 in Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run S 004431Ž W along the West line of Government Lot 2, 1657.10 feet to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence N 524352 E along said right-of-way line 1606.02 feet to the point-of-beginning of the tract of land herein described; thence N 004431Ž E 260 feet; thence N 891130Ž E, 60 feet; thence S 004431Ž W, 60 feet; thence N 874021Ž E. and parallel to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee Canal 140 feet; theme S 004431Ž W, 200 feet to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee Canal; thence S 87 4021Ž W, following said right-of-way line 200 feet to the point-of-beginning. SUBJECT TO an easement for lngress and Egress, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Gove rnment Lot 2, in Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run S 004431Ž W along the West line of Government Lot 2, 1657.10 feet to the North right-of-way line of the Caloosahatchee Canal; thence N 524352 E along said right-of-way line 1606.02 feet; thence N 004431Ž E, 260 feet to the point-of -beginning; thence continue N 004431Ž E, 40 feet; thence N 891130Ž E, 60 feet; thence S 004431 W, 38.43 feet; thence S 874021Ž W, 60 feet to the point-of-beginning. TOGETHER WITH the following road access easement: Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2 in Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run N 891516Ž E, along the North line of Government Lot 2, a distance of 1153.97 feet; thence S 004431 Ž W, parallel to the West line or Government Lot 2, a distance of 50 feet to the South right-of-way line of State Road No. S-78 and point-of-beginning of the parcel of land herein described for roadway easement; thence continue S 004431Ž W 346.05 feet; thence N 89ll30Ž E 111.45 feet; thence N 004431Ž E, 25 feet; thence S 891130Ž W 86.45 feet; thence N 004431Ž E 321.04 feet to the South right-of-way line of State Road No. S-78; thence S 891516Ž W, along said right-of-way line, 25 feet to the point-of -beginning. TOGETHER WITH the following road access easement: Commence at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2, In Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida, and run S 004431Ž W, along the West line of Government Lot 2, a distance of 1657.10 feet to the North rightof-way line of the Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence N 524352 E, along said right-of-way line, 1606.02 feet; thence N 004431Ž E, 260 feet to the point-of-beginning; The nce N874021 E, 60 feet; thence S 00 4431 W 60 feet; thence S 874021Ž W, 60 feet; thence N 004131Ž E, 60 feet to the point-of-beginning. TOGETHER WTH any right, title or interest of the grantors named herein, to that parcel of land lying South of and adjacent to t he South line of subject property, and North of the North line of the waters edge of the Caloosahatchee River Canal. Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 7 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013

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LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker Mobile home on 5 acresƒ REDUCED to $99,500 Manufactured home in Riverfront CommunityƒPossible Owner Financing Availableƒ REDUCED to $79,900 Manufactured home in Retreat Atmosphere Gated Communityƒ REDUCED to $150,000 2009 manufactured home, very well maintained in Moore Haven. $28,000 MOBILE HOMES $69,900. $50,000. $39,900. $39,900. $35,000. $35,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. $13,500. $15,000. $13,500. $12,500. $4,950. SOLD Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLDSOLD WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . 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Great neighborhood$ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes SELLING 36 Class A, Ford V-10 Gas; 2 Slides, 2 Acs, See tour: www. tourfactory.com/ idxr895686 5 acres, Heated Pool, RV Carport, Pole Barn, Screened Outdoor Kitchen, Potting Shed, Fenced Guest Quarters $495,000 REDUCED Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial with 2 homes on the property 24/7 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate Broker $820,000. $6,500 per acre $5,475,000. 63+/ACRES $3500 PER ACRE Seller “nancing CHARMING HOME $85,000. $4,300 per ac. Seller “nancing LEASE 16.79 AC, South, $70,000 Possible Seller “nancing 1 AC COMMERCIAL $85,000. Seller “nancing Broker Owner 13.33 AC, S. $48,654, Seller “nancing 200 AC S. $5,500 per acre. Seller “nancing $42,000 Seller “nancing $6,500 per acre 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 WELL BUILT KENWOOD HOME LUXURIOUS BUY! $124,900 RENTAL: LARGE 3BR/2BA HOME ON 20+ ACRES; $1,600/month 8 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Alan Gibson spent 40 months in the Marine Corps 40 months that have helped shape his entire life. Although he’s been out of the Corps for many years, his heart and soul remain steadfastly Marine. He’s a member of the Naples Marine Corps League and is looking forward to establishing a chapter here in LaBelle. The Marine Corps League was begun by General John A. Lejeune; its Congressional Charter approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League draws its members from active duty Marines who join together in camaraderie and fellowship to preserve the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps. The League remains dedicated to helping Marine Corps families and the community. Programs include Injured Marines, veterans bene ts and youth programs like the Y oung Marines. In order to establish a Marine League, A lan needs 22 Marines or Fleet Marine Corps members, either active or inactive. The Marine League will hold meetings at American Legion Post 130 or VFW 10100. Alan is also hoping to start up a Young Marines program for youth ages 8-18. Alan explains that the Young Marines is not a recruiting tool, but is dedicated to helping instill civic pride and discipline in young people while they learn to march, wear uniforms, salute the ag and be part of a color guard. The Young Marines’ Web site explains member training this way: “Upon joining a local Young Marines unit, youth undergo a 26-hour orientation program, generally spread out over several weekly meetings. This orientation program is affectionately called “Boot Camp.” The youth learn general subjects such as history, customs and courtesies, close order drill, physical tness, and military rank structure. After graduating from Young Marines “Boot Camp”, the youth have the opportunity to learn more new skills, earn rank, wear the Young Marines uniform and work toward ribbon awards. Young Marines earn ribbons for achievement in areas such as leadership, community service, swimming, academic excellence, rst aid, and drug resistance education.” Call 863-517-4406 or email Alan.Gibson@ eaglewatchinc.com Marine Corps League seeking local members Enjoying an entertaining evening while raising money to bene t elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. That’s the promise of a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fund raiser banquet and auction slated for Thursday, March 14, at The Ole Cypress Country Club in Naples. The evening begins with a cocktail social at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30, followed by a live auction for world-class wildlife art, rearms, unique collectibles and more. “We promise a good time for a great cause,” said Dr. Vernon Ray of Fort Myers, w ho volunteers with a local committee of conservationists to host the annual event. “This is the fth annual banquet that we’ve hosted here in Naples and we’re proud of our continuing support for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s conservation work across the country.” Since 1884, the organization has enhanced or conserved over 6.2 million acres of habitat nearly all on public lands for elk and other wildlife. More than 642,000 acres have been opened for public access including hunting, shing and other recreation. Additionally, w ild elk populations have been restored in parts of their former range such a Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia and Arkansas. Tickets are $75 per person, $115 per couple and $20 for youths 12 and under. Each single and couple ticket includes a yearly membership and magazine subscription from the conservation organization. For ticket information and reservations, contact Amy Ray at 239-919-2804. Buy online at http://events.rmef/org/!A2V Auctions, raf es and other games are always a popular highlight at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation events. Featured prizes at the upcoming event include rearms, hunts, ladies items and artwork. RMEF is leading a conservation initiative that protected or enhanced habitat on more than 6.2 million acres an area larger than Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain national parks combined. RMEF also is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. RMEF members, partners and volunteers working together as Team Elk, are making a difference across elk country. You can join them at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK. Every person that attends the banquet will receive one free ticket for a chance to win the 2013 RMEF Banquet Edition Knife, proudly sponsored by Bass Pro Shops. You must be present to win. This knife is valued at $250. Elk Foundation planning conservation banquet

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9 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Submitted photos/ Sylvia GuzmanWGS January Students of the MonthK-2nd Grade: Riley Curtis, Beau Collier, Daniel Bernos, Melina Villeda-Perez, Julissa Casiano, Aliya Alaniz, Jamil Thompson, Enrique Mendoza, Sandi Marbry, Aileen Sanchez. WGS January Students of the Month6-8th Grade: Justin Curtis, Carina Castano, Kallie Cockram, Tristen Leal, Eduardo Cruz. Not Pictured: 5th Grade: Julio Aldana, Lexus Wiggins WGS January Students of the Month3-4th Grade:Brayan Ramirez, Daniela Morado, Columba Deras-Mendia, Daisy Salazar, Ryley Bourdell, Luciano Alcaraz Thursday, March 7, book lovers will want to come over to Miss Patty’s Consignment Mall, 330 N. Bridge Street, for a gala book signing event. Meet the author, Caloosa Belle editor Patty Brant, and spend the evening with others who enjoy a good book. The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Bitter Secrets is a ctional story that takes place in a small Florida town not unlike LaBelle. The mystery begins in 1943 with the disappearance of a local family called the Parkers. In the 1980s local resident Molly Martindale is drawn into the mystery of what happened to them. As the back cover states: Captivated by a 40-year-old mystery, hometown reporter Molly Martindale embarks on a quest for truth that plunges her into an icy nightmare of fear and uncertainty. A wheelchair-bound Viet Nam vet, cold and eerie faces from the past, a savvy old black man and a yellowed diary are her companions on a journey that threatens to wake sleeping ghosts from her own secret past. Bitter Secrets is an intensely human story set in a small Florida town. Intriguing secrets push the reader along as the heroine makes a heart wrenching search for clues to a lost family. Pictures of the lush southern landscape and varied characters all but spea k aloud, including Dutch, her devoted Labrador retriever. It’s a good read, richly blending plainly beautiful language from start to nish.Barbara Oehlbeck, poet and author of Mama: Root, Hog, or Die, The Sabal Palm and For the Love of Roses.Bitter Secrets by Patty Brant is a story o f the old south with twists and turns, melancholy and ghosts from the past. In the vernacular of southern people through eas y conversations over coffee, Patty spins a deepening mystery of violence and traum a that crosses generations. This is a mysterylover’s mystery with a touch of the paranormal that keeps the excitement high.D. K. Christi, Consultant, Speaker & Author o f Arirang: The Bamboo Connection and The Ghost Orchid, http://www.dkchristi.com Book signing for Bitter Secrets Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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10 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 T he 2013 Swamp Cabbage Festival Southern Hospitality – Cracker Style Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersJacob Bischel seen here with his mom Nancy had the hard job of stopping the oats so the judges could get a better look at them. Submitted photo/ Waddy ThompsonThey're off! The start of the Swamp Stomp 5K. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersAqua Isles was the over all winner with this oat. Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittThe Queen and Princess oat took fourth place. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersThe Caloosa Humane Society took third place with this oat. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersWalter Fergeson in the boat took the second place trophy. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersThe Showtime Cloggers on their rst place oat. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersLaBelle's City Commissioners made their way down Bridge Street on this swamp buggy. Caloosa Belle/ Dale Conyer s Some members of the 2013 Pioneer Family. Submitted Photo/ Waddy ThompsonThe crowd surging down Bridge Street behind the parade. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersThis year's Grand Marshal, Mary Bartoshuk, was all smiles as she was given a plaque honoring her service. Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersMembers of the Country Rhythm Cloggers were really enjoying themselves.

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11 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersLaBelle’s Night on the Town, February 19, was a success again this year. Local venders lled Ft. Thompson Avenue with their wares. Left top: The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce sold Frito pies and chili. Left bottom: Members of the Caloosa Humane Society signed up runners for their Swamp Stomp 5K. Center: Really Good Stuff Gourmet Foods had some of their best canned goods on display. Right: Martha Pierce talked about the Riverside Retreat on CR 78. LABELLE’S NIGHT ON THE TOWNTHE OLD TIMERS DINNER Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantBeatrice Ballard, born in 1921, claimed the title of “Oldest Timer” at the annual Old Timer celebration February 21. She was born in Alva and was married to her late husband, Hiram. Mrs. Ballard is proud of the ve generations of her family. She is pictured with her daughter, another long time LaBelle resident and supporter, Jeannette Small. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantLeft: “Old Timer” Joanne Patterson came to LaBelle in 1954 and became an integral part of the lives of LaBelle elementary students for decades. She was just one of the locals who attended the Old Timers Dinner February 21. Right: Little Chloe Lederer had a super time at the Old Timers dessert raf e, Every dessert looked better than the one before. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantPat Langford has a great time at the Old Timers Dinner with a LaBelle “Old Timer in the Making,” his grandson, Brody Perkins.

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12 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantVeterans help libraryMillard Wagnon, left, of DAV Chapter 144 presented a check from the organization in support of the Barron Library in its needs as a foundation of the community. Pictured with Millard are, Sue Williams, center, and Librarian Karen Kildebrand. One of the ways that Goodwill ful lls its mission of helping people w ith disabilities and disadvantages in our community is through our community partnerships with other area nonpro t agencies. When people in our community are in need, they don't just turn to one agency; they turn to a network of agencies that can provide them with employment services, child care, abuse counseling, housing, emergency food assistance, nancial management, and much more. In Southwest Florida, that network is the United Way. With less than a month remaining in the 2012-13 United Way Campaign, the United W ay still is hard at work trying to reach its fundraising goal. Thousands of you have already generously donated to this year's campaign, and we hope that thousands more will reach out and contribute to this v ery important cause. Seventy organizations across our area utilize United Way funding to provide more than 140 different programs and services. Goodwill is one of these 70 partner agencies. The United Way helps us to fund several vital programs in our area, including community outreach and employment initiatives in Suncoast Estates; Job-Link resource centers in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Clewiston, East Fort Myers, Harlem Heights, and Moore Haven; and the Four Wheels For Work vehicle assistance program. Through our United Way partner programs, Goodwill was able to help 4,201 people in our area become more independent last yearabout 15 percent of the 30,000 individuals we assisted. I'd like to tell you about one of them, a young mother named Shannon. Shannon is the mom to three young girls, w ho worked at a restaurant close to her homeso close she could walk to work every day. A few years ago, she sold her car to buy Christmas gifts for her daughters, with plans to purchase another vehicle when she received her tax return in the spring. What seemed like a quick x to a temporary problem spiraled out of control quickly. When the restaurant closed down, Shannon had no income to support her family and no vehicle to use to nd another job. Within a few months, she and her daughters were homeless. That's where United Way partner agencies entered her life. Shannon and her girls moved into the Salvation Army family shelter, and she found temporary work at that same agency. Shannon's caseworker told her about Goodwill and our United Wayfunded Four Wheels For Work program, which helped her get a reliable car so that she could look for a better job. Today, Shannon and her daughters are once again living independently, thanks to the United Way and collaboration between United Way agencies. We at Goodwill are proud to be part of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades and conduct our own United Way employee giving campaign each year. This year, we exceeded our organization's fundraising goal, and are excited to know that we're contributing back to the agency that gives so much to us and to our community each year. It is our sincere hope that you match the generosity of our employees. If you haven't contributed to the United Way yet this year, please consider donating by visiting www. UnitedWayLee.org or by calling (239) 4332000. Your gift will help the United Way and its partners to continue providing essential services in our community. United Way Services Vital to SWFL Tom Feurig

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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 13 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013

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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 Palm & Pines Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale Felda, Sat., Mar. 2nd., 8am-?, 16225 S. State Rd 29. Something for everyone! Lots of parking in rear. Don’t Miss It, See You There!!! 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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. AppliancesRefrigerator Samsung Side by Side. 26.1c.f., white, excellent condition. Outside ice & water dispenser. Clean, no rust, fully functional and quiet. Twin cooling system. 70”h x 35.9”w x 34”d. 6 yrs. old. In LaBelle. $600.00/or best offer. (239)898-0125 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. AppliancesWasher/Dryer Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer & Dryer.Stackable (comes with the kit) or side by side. Fully functional, clean and in good condition. Housed indoors. Each measures 36” high x 28.5” deep x 27” wide. Price is for the pair. $550.00/or best offer. (239)898-0125 Pets/SuppliesThree female chihuahua puppies for sale $150/each Call: (561)261-8500 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 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 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 Houses RentLABELLE 2BR, 2BA, eat-in kitch, LR/DR, lg util room, screened porch, near center of Labelle. $750/mo + sec dep. (863) 234-1153. LaBelle Very nice 2br., 1ba., City water/septic, C/A/H, laundry/storage and carport; non-smkg. env., NO pets; $550 month; $550/sec, ref’s & lease, 863-675-2392. Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, Golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Rental NeededWANTED: Lodging for customer for 6 wks. beginning March. Must be furnished, have a/c, private entrance. 863-517-1153. Linda Davis, Lic. Broker, Sweetwater Land Co. LLC RoommateLooking for a roommate to take care of elderly woman and her granddaughter for free rent. No smoking, background check required. Call: (863)675-1438 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 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 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 863-675-8675 Port Labelle Florida2 bedroom 2 bathroom home, 2 car garage with carport and screened porch privacy fence. Asking $50,000 Call: 863-425-8082 Houses SaleHome 4br/2ba on 1/2 acre lot. Rent to own with $6,500 down or owner nancing with good credit. 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 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 LaBelle 2 & 3 br. mobile homes. AC. $200 deposit. $140 wkly. Call: 863-673-3658. Mobile Home for Rent, 1Bd, 1 Bth, A/C, W/D, In City, NO PETS, call (863)517-0764. Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. 3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot near town. 2006 Homes of Merit with new carpet, concrete driveway and very nice deck. Call Brittany 239-244-7025 5 acres in Muse with 4br/2ba mobile home available for rent to own. $8,000 down. Good or bad credit accepted. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Mobile HomeSaleBank repo doublewide 3br, 2bath. Low down payment with your good credit on 1/2 acre lot. $49,900 total price. Call Brittany 239-244-7025 Doublewide 3br/2ba on 1/2 acre lot in very nice subdivision $49,900 Dealership nancing available with $5,000 down and your good credit. 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 Starter mobile home 2br/1ba being remodeled at this time. Rent to own with $3,500 down. Good or bad credit accepted. Ready to move in within two weeks. Located on Carlotte Avenue. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 14 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the Clewiston Youth Center, 110 W. Osceola Ave. Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 437426 CN/CB 2/28/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Bolles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2012, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM, for the purpose of: 1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BY: Ruben Rifa, President 437530 CN 2/28;3/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the year 2012, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BY: Sam Williams, President 437531 CN/GCD 2/28;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 3135 2008 2024329-670000B0223 Willie Ruth Williams Lot 35, Block B, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437511 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436414 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436409 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1605 2009 1224432-01000570050 Julio Diaz, Jr. Lot 6, Block 57 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, First Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38, and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436460 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 972 2009 1224331-010000H0120 John M & Tressy L Rogers The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, in Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, PIONEER PLANTATION, an recorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436449 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2153 2009 1364432-A0001250100 Mitzi S. Crews The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4760 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437450 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1741 2009 1254432-A0000450100 Adriana E. Calles The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5077 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436454 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/15/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 FORD 1FMYU60E63UC06714 1999 FORD 1FMZU35P3XZB57638 2006 SUZUKI JS1SP46A662100994 437528 CN 2/28/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 2161 2009 1364432-A0001540000 Luis F. Martinez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 Lot No. 3985 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437456 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1799 2009 1254432-A0001930100 Felipe D Ledesma-Garnica The East one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 554 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436461 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY 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 disposal of property entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE XVI. DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-303 AND 1-2-304; 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 437425 CN/CB 2/28/2013 Mobile HomeSaleUsed zone III 4br, 2bath doublewide 28x80 only $39,900 Dealer nancing available. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Campers/RVsWanted 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. 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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 1831 2008 1224432-01000850060 Angel Manuel Cruz Lot 6, Block 85 of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, First Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 37, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437461 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1702 2009 1244432-A0000830000 Rosario H. Zamora The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5299 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436442 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2116 2009 1364432-A0000020000 Kenneth & Geneve Henry The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4905 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437510 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1869 2009 1264432-A0001500100 Raul J. Carrasquel The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, 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 340 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437455 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1810 2009 1254432-A0002250000 Pedro Angel Crespo Rios The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter 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 East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5002 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437435 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1727 2009 1254432-A0000190100 Guillermo Herrera The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5155 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436450 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1247 2009 1134432-A0000220000 The Lyndel Group, LLC The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 5687 and Lot 5688 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436458 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1806 2009 1254432-A0002190100 Jorge & Amerilis Rodriguez The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5030 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436443 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 REQUEST FOR BIDS SKY VALLEY TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS CLEWISTON, FL BID NUMBER: 2013-14 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, “Sky Valley Turn Lane Improvements, Clewiston, FL”. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on February 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436106 CB/CN 2/7,14,21,28/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1789 2009 1254432-A0001660000 Alicia B Pajares and Maria l Cabral The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 533 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436459 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1846 2009 1264432-A0000450100 Luis F. Viera Lourido & Christina A. Delgado The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the South-west one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1014 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437515 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1820 2008 1224432-01000800070 Julia Gomez Lot 7, Block 80, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437459 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1103 2009 1344331-01000000380 Stephanie C. Sanchez A parcel of land in the surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: West of canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 4430.25 feet to a Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East along said West boundary line of Section 34 a distance of 242.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89 feet; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 242.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 38, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436456 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2012, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM, for the purpose of: 1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT BY: Steve Stiles, President 437532 CN/BGS 2/28;3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1707 2009 1244432-A0001020000 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5234 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436411 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice

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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 1913 2009 1274432-A0000200000 Antonio H. Beltran Est. & Janie J. Beltran The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 803 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437461 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1902 2009 1264432-A0002670100 Jorge A. Lopez The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Section 26, 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 and subject to a canal easement over and across the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 496 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437457 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 2147 2009 1364432-A0001170100 McKay Properties, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 Lot No. 4789, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437439 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 2148 2009 1364432-A0001180100 Jivani Amirbano L/E The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 4755 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437443 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1826 2009 1254432-A0002660000 Florence Mcllvaine The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4955 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437440 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 1827 2009 1254432-A0002660100 Florence Mcllvaine The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4968 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437445 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 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 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1708 2009 1244432-A0001020100 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5231 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436447 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS COMMISSARY SERVICES FOR HENDRY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, LABELLE, FL RFP NO. 2013-16 OPENING DATE AND TIME: APRIL 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce is requesting proposals for the provision of commissary services at the Hendry County Detention Center in LaBelle, FL. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. In order to be considered, proposals 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 April 12, 2013, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the Instructions and Proposal 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 Proposal, 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 RFP, 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 437578 CN/CB 2/28/2013 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 2137 2009 1364432+-A0000970100 Rev. Bernard J. Toomey & Mrs. Claussen The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, 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 4721 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437449 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 17 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013

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Mason plan open houseThe members of LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379, F&AM, invite area adults to an Open House, Saturday, March 2, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn more about Freemasonry and its appendent bodies. There will be tours of the Lodge Room, applications, fellowship, and refreshments. The Lodge is located at 180 JayCeeLions Drive, off Main Street just north of the LaBelle Winn-Dixie.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 email: maria@simpli edtech.biz.Spaghetti and scholarshipsThe LaBelle Community Woman’s Club w ill be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Scholarhip Fundraiser on March 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse located at 382 Hickpoochee Avenue. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a beverage. Dessert will also be available al la carte. The cost for the dinner is $7 and all monies collected will go directly towards the scholarships that are awarded to our local high school seniors to help with the cost of college. Tickets are available at the clubhouse Tuesday mornings from 9-11 and at the door the day of the event. Come show your support for our community.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. DAV ea marketThe Disabled American Veterans Flea Market is open every Saturday from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and SR 80. For information or to set up a booth call 239-728-5332.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 highwa y 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 863-6745600. 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 $7.00 699 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 18 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Submitted photoWest Glades Science winnersSeveral West Glades School students participated in this year’s Regional Science Fair in Avon Park. In order to participate in Regionals, students needed to win at the school level and district level fairs. Third place winners were: Natalile Martinez, Jadan Alderman, Ariel Brunetto, Zachary Tanner and Courtney Perez. Second place winners were: Gracie Goodwin, Anahi Moreno, Carina Castano, Elly Long, Kayla Calhoun, Tatiano Casiano, Tristen Leal, Rollie McCormick, Kaylee Sabella and Clara Alsina. The rst place winner was Rhyan Heggie. Community Briefs

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Designer Eyewear Sale!The largest eyewear selection in southwest Florida is now 30% OFF! ...and more!! In LaBelle! 870 W Hickpochee 863-674-0460 19 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Submitted photoLaBelle runnersCoach Jenny McClain, Mr. Steve Hein, Ashley Woosley, Coach Jef Frost and his daughter, Tess Frost, Becky Lapp, Mr. Mark Lapp and Mrs. Judith Lapp represented LaBelle in the second annual Love the Lake February 16. Submitted photoSenior Austin Garcia hit his third homerun of the season to break LaBelle High School’s all-time career record. In high school baseball action last Tuesday, the LaBelle Cowboys defeated Gateway Charter 10-0 behind Travis Burchard’s perfect pitching performance through ve innings on their home eld. The junior gave up no hits and no runs while striking out eight Grif ns on the night. Senior William Podubynskyj led the offensive surge for the Cowboys going three for three with a triple and two runs bated in. Seniors Alton Burton, Ronnie Burton, Brandon Miners and Tyler O’Ferrell all added two hits a piece. On Wednesday the Cowboys hit the road and took an 8-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh only to lose 9-8 on a walk-off single from the Raiders from Riverdale. Brandon Miners was still hot at the plate going two for ve with two runs batted in. Ronnie Burton and Tyler O’Ferrell both added doubles for the Cowboys in the losing effort. On Thursday the Cowboys exploded for nine runs in the last three innings to break open a close game and defeat the Evangelical Christian Sentinels 9-2 on the road. Senior Austin Garcia hit his third homerun of the season to break LaBelle High School’s all-time career record. The 370 shot gives Austin 17 for his career so far. Junior Jarred Miller notched the victory on the mound pitching ve strong innings giving up seven hits and two runs while striking out ve. Travis Burchard got the save closing out the nal two frames. Senior Derek Bass and Tyler O’Ferrell both added two hits, a double and two runs batted in for the Cowboys. Cowboys log wins, loss; Garcia breaks homerun record LaBelle Little League important informationLittle League Opening Ceremonies will be held Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Dav is Pratt Park. After a barbecue dinner the games will begin.Pickleball in LaBelle Pickleball is one of the most trending sports in the United States combining three popular racquet sports; table tennis, tennis and badminton. It is played on a badminton sized court with special paddles made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials and a ball similar to a whif e ball. A lower net and the special ball combined with key rules that allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities make the game particularly popular with seniors. It was designed to be easy to learn and run to play. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner come to the LaBelle Recreation Park and play on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. The park is located on Jaycee Lions Drive and is accessible either from Main Street or west Cowboy Way. Questions call Karen at (863) 675-6113.Attention parents/businessesRecently 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.comSTA 5 has new entrance The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds waterfowl hunters that the designated entrance and check station for Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5 has been moved to a new location. A brochure with a map of the new entrance and check station, as well as information on when and how waterfowl hunters may take advantage of hunting opportunities at STA 5 can be viewed at MyFWC.com/Hunting. Sport Shorts

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March 2 & 3 20 Caloosa Belle February 28, 2013 Submitted by Sonja CrawfordThe LaBelle Youth Livestock Rabbit and Cavy Show were held on Monday, February 11th with Mr. Rege Malone and Mr. Al Sanchez of Naples, Florida serving as of cial judges. The sponsor of the event was ChrisTel Construction. Exhibitors were judged on the Danish system using blue, red and white ribbons for each rabbit and cavy entry. In the rabbit division: Hannah Bechtel 2 blue ribbons; Samantha Bunting 1 blue ribbon; Margaret Gacula 1 blue ribbon; Carli Hendry 1 blue ribbon; Victoria Magana 1 blue ribbon; Justin Mickelsen 3 blue ribbons; Vivianna Rodriquez 1 blue ribbon; and Harley Yates 5 blue ribbons. Hannah Bechtel captured the Best of Show award with her Jersey Wooley doe. The Rex buck exhibited by Justin Mickelsen achieved the Best Opposite award. In the cavy division: Zachary Dalrymple 1 blue ribbon; Alyssa Jedrykorwski 1 blue ribbon; and Justin Mickelsen 2 blue ribbons. Best of Show was awarded to Justin Mickelsen with his American Cavy sow and the Best Opposite going to Justin's boar. In the Junior/Intermediate Fitting and Grooming division, rst place was awarded to Hannah Bechtel with Justin Mickelsen in second place. Harley Yates received rst place in the Intermediate Fitting and Grooming division with Margaret Gacula in second place. Hannah Bechtel captured rst place in the Junior Showmanship division with Justin Mickelsen taking second place. Receiving rst place in the Intermediate Showmanship division was Harley Yates with Victoria Magana in second place. Zachary Dalrymple and Alyssa Jedrykorski received blue ribbons for knowledge as peewee exhibitors. The Rabbit and Cavy exhibitors were either members of the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat Bosley or the All Kinds of Critters 4-H Club led by Cathy Mickelson. Thank you club leaders and parents; exhibitors did a great exhibiting their animals. Chris-Tel Construction's sponsorship was greatly appreciated. Fury Fun at the Youth Livestock Rabbit and Cavy Sho w Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittJustin Mickelsen and Hannah Bechtel are all smiles after placing in the shows. Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittFrom left: Margaret Gacula and Harley Yates holding their winning rabbits. Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittJustin Mickelsen won Best of Show in the Cavy division.