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Submitted photoPathways to the futureLaBelle High School is pleased to present the class of 2013 students who have early University acceptances or who have made commitments to the U.S. Military after graduation. They are pictured: Bottom row from left: Sarah Lapp, University of Central Florida, School of Journalism; Suzanna Talada, Florida State University; Lilliana Arellano, U.S. Army; Second row from left: Diana Rodriguez, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida; Andrea Lutkenhaus, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Florida Southern; Jocelyn Renteria, Stetson University, University of West Florida, Springhill College; Morgan Pepiton, USMA Westpoint, University of South Florida, University of Florida, Stetson; Stephanie Juarez, University of North Texas; Michaila Kelley, U.S. Army; Brennah McVey Missouri University of Science & Technology, Colorado State University; Jessica Smith, University of Florida; Third row from left: Ricardo Guzman, U.S. Army; Flavio Lopez; Brown University, Washington College, Trine University, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Indiana Inst. of Tech.; Joshua Palacios, U.S. Army; Cade Logan, U.S. Army; Dagoberto Gonzalez, Marine Mechanics Institute; Derek Bass, University of Florida, University of West Florida, Stetson University, Berry College; Fourth row from left: Alton Burton, Southeastern University Baseball; Austin Garcia, Bethune Cookman Baseball; Ronnie Burton, Southeastern University Baseball; Brandon Mendoza; Florida Southern; Clay Cooper, Marine Mechanics Institute; Tyler O’Ferrell, University of Alabama, Florida State; Ander Hernandez, Texas A&M, Florida Gulf Coast University; Eric Medina, Mt. Olive College, Florida Southern, Nova Southeastern Cross Country. Not pictured Jason Jenner U.S. Army. *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, March 7, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 10 The 12th annual Big “O” Birding Festival Birds of a Feather Flock Together runs from March 12-16. This is a Glades/Hendry County cooperative event in South Central Florida on the southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest lake. Glades and Hendry counties are becoming a mecca for bird watching. This area is home to more than 300 species of birds, including Limpkins, migratory Swallow-tailed Kites, and Painted Buntings which pass through during October and April. Nine Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) sites are located within the region, including three Wildlife Management Areas in Hendry County: Spirit-of-the-Wild, Dinner Island Ranch and Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest/WMA. Stormw ater Treatment Area #5 (STA 5), Devil’s Garden Bird Park, Riverside Retreat and Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum are also in Hendry County. GFBWT sites in Glades County include Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area’s East & West units It’s all right here for the casual birder all the way up to the lifelong Big ‘O’ birding next weekSee Big ‘O’ — Page 2 The following is the rst of four articles dealing with the Holocaust, intended to explore its historical roots and the effects it had on all the people on this planet. In the rst article, by Edison State College Professor Robert Sitta, we learn, some of us for the rst time, about the forces that drove the United States in its role during the Holocaust. In next week’s Caloosa Belle, the second article, by Joel Hawkins, deals with some of the cultural clues that help de ne people. The third article, by Patty Brant, Caloosa Belle editor, gets personal by sharing information gathered through interviews with local Yesterday’s Shadows by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Coach Bell recently was awarded the Winning Youth Football Award, given by Winning Youth Football, a coaching information service designed to help coaches succeed. The LMS coaching staff recently bought into the WYF procedure and it has paid huge dividends as the Broncos went from a 2-6 season Coach Bell’s rst year to a 7-1 season this past year. He has been coaching in LaBelle since the late ‘80s. He started out at LHS, as the JV head football coach.; was head varsity football coach in 2002; and coached track for several years. He coached under his former player, Hal Bennett, 2008-2010, who now supports him as an excellent assistant. In 2011 he took over the middle school program, and immediately jumped in with both feet with projects like the “Bronco Appreciation Day” when the football players help bag groceries and take peoples’ groceries to their vehicles. He has renewed LMS football. “I love it when the kids call me ‘Coach Bell!’” LMS Coach Russell Bell See Coach — Page 2 See Shadows — Page 3

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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! Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available. 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. 2 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013expert. The Big O is a world class opportunity to observe world class birds and enjoy the camaraderie of some of the eld's most experienced and enthusiastic birders. "Big Year" birder Greg Miller will be giving a keynote presentation about his epic big year as well as leading several eld trips throughout the festival weekend. The kick off is Tuesday, March 12, at Port LaBelle Inn with a pre-festival social. It will be a great place to meet Greg Miller whose life is depicted in The Big Year book and movie. You can also meet local authors Amy Bennett-Williams and Patty Brant as you enjoy the sensational photographs of local photographers Larry Frogge, Waddy Thompson and Ian Sands. All week busses will transport birders to the location of their next birding adventure. Whether you choose to search for rare birds by foot, airboat, canoe or swamp buggy tour, one thing remains the same the incredible array of bird life and other local nature available to be experienced. When visiting the area, expect to see ducks such as Fulvous Whistling-Duck and Mottled Duck; shorebirds like Black-necked Stilt and Black Skimmer; waders such as Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork and Least Bittern; and specialty raptors including Crested Caracara, Snail Kite, and Burrowing Owl. Plus, we're always on a quest for that elusive Smooth-billed Ani. The Big "O" Birding Festival offers exclusive trips led by professional and prestigious birders including Greg Miller, Mark and Selena Kiser, David Goodwin (president of the Florida Ornithological Society), Dr. Paul Gray (Audubon Florida) and Paddy Cunningham. Group sizes are small, and tours are friendly and relaxed. Photographers and birders have the opportunity to experience exceptional birding hotspots on public and private lands, ranches and farms, as well as the Big Cypress Indian Reservation, where they will experience rural Florida's wildlife, land and culture. Don't forget about the Lake Okeechobee boat tour by Mark Kiser and Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area tour by David Moynahan. There are still places available on man y of the festival eld trips. Visit the festival website and register now for this exciting opportunity to see many of Florida's amazing and unique birds. At the end of an unforgettable week immersed in Southwest Florida nature, there is still the wine and cheese social hour and photography contest Saturday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Port LaBelle Inn, followed by dinner and the keynote presentation b y Greg Miller. The Broncos had a full roster this season, after only having 27 players the season before. He's a supporter of school pride and spirit. The football program has grown immensly under his direction. Said Coach Bennett, "This is a man that loves the game, the school and most importantly the young people whose lives he effects." Coach Bell recalls reading and rereading two books as a young boy that ramped up his excitement for the game of football one called Touchdown for Tommy and the Knute Rockne Story. Watching his older brothers piqued his interest in the game. Once his interest gained momentum, it built fast and never stopped. He said he recalls that he even "doodled like a coach." Interaction with the kids is the easy part of his job, he said, adding that there isn't anything he really dislikes. He said he doesn't even mind the paperwork although, as in everything these days, it always seems to be multiplying. He notes the increased concern about concussions and other sports related injuries these days. Coaches even take a certi ed responders class to help manage them. Coach Bell nds that there are always carry-overs from athletics to the rest of life always a natural connection that helps kids toward larger successes. He said it's fun to teach kids. As a coach, he has the chance to help them nd new con dence. He works toward instilling teamwork into their work ethic. Learn to play together, he tells his young athletes, and good things will come on and off the eld. It gives him satisfaction to see his eighth graders hang out together. He is also in the perfect position to teach kids respect. His players are taught to shake the other kids' hands as well as the coaches. He tells them it's like saying "You're important to me." Coach Bell and his staff embarked on a huge new project last year. Their dream is to build a football eld at the middle school. The Broncos play at the high school eld a blessing to be sure, but there is no substitute for their own home eld. The community has responded with dirt and labor to kick things off and they just learned that they will be getting a topsoil donation huge step toward their goal. The next step will be a s p rinkler s y stem. Another of Coach Bell's dreams is to reintroduce the " fth quarter" into LMS games, allowing play time for teammates not getting a lot of play time to mix it up on the eld. He said they can't have a fth quarter at the high school because it's hard on the eld. After winning every game of this past season, including one against archrival Clewiston Tigers, the team put its heart and soul into the nal game, only to lose it. It was tough to swallow, but ultimately it made them stronger and reinforced their core values of sportsmanship and teamwork. They had a 7-1 season, and realized they could be genuinely proud of their accomplishments. A wonderful outcome for a player who broke his neck helped them put the game into perspective. After 30 years in football, Coach Bell knows a lot about memories. He has had the privilege of helping to shape one of best overall players ever this past year and knows that he will always have some part in his tremendous future. Coach Bell said he likes to see kids participate in a lot of different activities, although he understands that scholarship possibilities may cause some athletes to focus on one sport. You will also nd Coach Bell in the classroom, teaching another of his loves American History. He readily admits he "wasn't the greatest student himself," but said he always loved school and ended up with a four-year scholarship. Looking back on his career in coaching, he said he enjoyed the whole experience of football the smell of the grass on the eld, the people in the stands, the cheerleaders "Every bit of it!" He's been at it long enough to have a former player on staff with him. He coached Hal Bennett at the high school and they are now colleagues. He's even coached a girl at one time. She tried hard and her heart was in it. He said the boys respected her as "just a ball player." He said Hal was an "over achiever" not the biggest player on the team but he loved the game. He added that Hal has a wonderful mind for football "he eats, sleeps and breathes the game." Also on the Bronco coaching staff are Scott Anderson and volunteer James Hester. Few people have the impact on a young person as their coach just read comments from some of his former players.From Carlton Ragoonanan LHS offensive lineman 2005-2009: Coach Bell was one of the reasons why I never quit football. My freshman year I can remember running bleachers during a summer workout and I was the last one. Coach said, “Carlton, you know if this was easy then everyone would be doing it.” Coach was always there with any question . .. I am not surprised at all by his award . he is a great role model and I can imagine that there are a lot more people than myself who feel the same way. From Jim Spratt center for the ‘95 LaBelle Cowboys state runner up football team: I had the priviledge of playing for Coach Russ Bell from 1992-1996. During this time he was the head JV football coach and worked with both the varisty Offensive and Defensive lines. Coach Bell was a motivator! He never hesitated to point out when you were taking a break and not giving 100 percent. Yet, he also didn’t hesitate to have a good laugh or appreciate a great “cockroach” block. If you played for Coach Bell you will recognize that particular block. While there are many lessons Coach Bell taught on the eld, to me the most important was a work ethic. Coach truly believed you didn’t have to get style points or be the most gifted natural athelete. His mantra was do your job and outwork your opponent. The score board will take care of itself. Thank you, Coach Bell, for yelling when we needed it, laughing when we deserved it and pushing us to be better than we should have been. Congratulations on the recognition, you deserved it. From Brandon Rimes LHS 1992-1996 and QB for the state runner up 1995 Cowboys: I am very fortunate to have many great coaches, mentors and teachers throughout my football career and life in general. I remember Coach Bell as a hard working coach that was very knowledgeable about wing T offenses and helped me as QB of the JV football team. We went on to have a very successful year with the core unit of players that eventually played in the state championship game in 1995 (going 13-1). Coach Bell’s efforts, as well as Craig Davidson, Ron Dunbar, Raymond Marroquin and Bruce Rimes, were instrumental in molding our core group of players to beat many NFL caliber players in our careers the list includes but not limited to Edgerrin James at Immokalee, Travis Henry at Frost Proof, Anquan Boldin at Pahokee, Kenny Kelley and Darryl Jackson at Tampa Catholic and others. I am very proud of our team and the Tampa Catholic playoff/semi nal game still plays up here in Tampa where I now reside on Bright-house Networks retro Gridiron Game of the week very often! From Josey Scannell LHS Cowboy 2008-2010: He is a great coach and knows a lot about the game of football. He taught me a lot about the offensive line and how to be better. He also helped to make me a better person and was always pushing me to do my best in both football and school . I’m glad I got to play for him.What else is there to say about a man like Coach Russell Bell? Big ‘O’Continued From Page 1 CoachContinued From Page 1

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Robert Sitta is an adjunct professor of history at Edison State College’s Hendry/Glades Center instructing in world civilization and U. S. history. A 50year resident of southwest Florida, he holds degrees from Florida Southern College and Stetson UniversityBy Robert SittaEdison State College “Cold and cruel,” Brooklyn Democratic congressman Emmanuel Cellers called the Roosevelt administration’s response to the plight of Europe’s Jews in 1942. And to the state department’s “glacier like attitude,” he had reaped special condemnation. To Cellars, this was just another manifestation of the ill-effects from the 1924 National Origins Act, known as the Johnson-Reed Act, passed against his strong opposition in 1924 during a time of great fear that the character of America would be lost to the growing number of eastern European Jews and A sians arriving on our shores. The act ended Asians from further immigration and had placed a strict quota system for immigrants from other nations, targeting in particular the countries from which Jewish immigration was the highest. The act set the quota at two percent of the number of immigrants that had arrived from each country in 1890, before the ood of eastern European Jews had begun. Jews were targeted because of deep suspicion of their ‘Bolshev ik’ leanings at a time when the ‘red scare’ w as very real. Jews were prominent in leftw ing politics and labor union organization, all seen as ‘communist.’ It was this act that w ould be used by the state department to all but close the door to Jews seeking shelter in the run-up to World War II. Cellers waged a four decade long war against the JohnsonReed Act that lasted until 1965, when a new immigration law was enacted. But some prominent Jews in America had a different take on the law. Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labor, supported it as he saw it as a means of protecting A merican jobs from immigrants willing to w ork for less. It was an attitude towards immigration that remains vital today. The act had created a ‘consular control system’ by which applicants for entrance into the United States needed to secure visas or entry papers from the U. S. consulates abroad. The government used this provision to deny most applications and can be illustrated by a directive sent by our state department to its consulates in 1940 ordering that v isa applications be denied on the basis of national security grounds at the very moment that the door to escape the holocaust w as about to close. It is estimated that between 1933 and 1945, 200,000 mostly refugee Jews, who represented 45 percent of all immigrants in 1941, arrived in America. These numbers obscure the fact that because of the quotas, which the state department rigorously applied towards the Jews, a w aiting list several years long existed from the countries with the largest Jewish populations. Long standing anti-Semitism, isolationism, xenophobia and the still lingering unemployment stemming from the Great Depression all contributed to a national attitude of general indifference. Polls taken after the start of the war in Europe routinely reported only ten percent of Americans believed that the United States should become involved in the war. Certainly, the ‘Voelkish movement’ that judged Jews not ‘truly German,’ and the 1933 Nuremberg Laws that excluded Jews from higher education due to ‘overcrowding,’ denied them employment in many pursuits and then stripped them of citizenship seemed harsh to many. And many more reacted negatively to 1938’s Kristallnacht, or Night of the Broken Glass, in which 1,000 synagogues were burned and 7,000 Jewish businesses were ransacked and 30,000 Jewish men arrested. This action was understandable to many as Jews were considered ‘Christ killers.’ This attitude can be seen in the writings of prominent Americans of the time. Ambassador to Britain, Joseph Kennedy, father of a future president, told reporter Joe Dineen in 1940, “It is true I have a low opinion of some Jews in public of ce and in private life. That does not mean that . I believe they should be wiped off the face of the earth.” Kennedy defended his condemnation of Jews as ‘kikes’ and ‘sheenies’ by purportedly saying to embassy aide Harvey Klemmer, “Individual Jews are all right . but as a race they stink. They spoil everything they touch. Jewish pundits . seek to set a match to the fuse of the world.” Commenting on the violence of Kristallnacht, Kennedy lamented that while the Jews had brought it on themselves; he wished the Nazis had found another way of dealing with the ‘Jewish problem. ’Isn’t there some way,” wrote Kennedy to Charles Lindbergh, “to persuade (Germany) that it is on a situation like this that the whole program of saving western civilization might hinge?” Jewish friends of Kennedy included Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter whose sons studied under socialist economist Harold Laski. Kennedy’s splitting the difference was common. When the Roman Catholic Kennedy had gone to Britain, he became a close friend of expatriate Vise countess Nancy Astor, herself a virulent anti-Semite and antiCatholic, who assured him that while she had no regard for Catholics in general, she made exceptions. This ‘some of my best friends are . ‘ is an attitude that remains a defense of otherwise intolerant opinions but then was seen as mainstream. ` Millions of Americans regularly listened to the radio program, “The Hour of Power,” in which Father Charles Coughlin routinely denounced communism and Jews as a single menace. He reprinted the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a Russian tsarist creation to justify their pogroms that purported to tell of the Jewish plot to take over the world. The one million paid members of his National Union for Social Justice staged ‘buy Christian’ rallies and obstructed Jewish businesses similar to that done by the Nazi Brownshirts. The Coughlites formed an association with others to attack the New Deal as the ‘Jew Deal,’ Franklin Roosevelt as ‘Rosenfelt’ and purported to prove he was genealogically a Jew. Preacher Gerald L. K. Smith, leader of Louisiana Senator Huey Long’s Share the Wealth was particularly vocal. Coughlin and Smith’s Christian crusades united with Dr. Francis Townsend’s mission to enact oldage pensions and limit wealth accumulation. ‘Jewish bankers’ were often singled out as greedy and the cause of the depression lingered. Together, with others, they planned a third party challenge to Roosevelt’s reelection in 1936. Senator Long’s assassination in 1935 ended the chance he would cause Roosevelt to lose a second term, but their replacement candidate, William Lemke, still garnered two percent of the vote. Roosevelt reacted to this threat by distancing himself from any appearance of support for the European Jews. He would, however, dismiss Kennedy as ambassador to Britain in 1940 for his continued association with Nazis and their sympathizers. Continued next week Yesterday’s Shadows1930s and ‘40s: A world in denial March is ‘Save Your Vision’ Month Celebrate by making your appointment today Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street Labelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-0761 www.familyeyecarel abelle.com PERKINSGATOR BOOTHWell we would like to give a special thanks to everyone and my team for another safe and successful festival and again the opportunity to bring a product to you that our fore fathers, early settlers, American Natives, used it to survive on and today some have became a national resource. And we would like to apologize to anyone who got fritters that were spicy. Its always a pleasure to see our old friends and a chance to meet new ones. Thanks again, Dennis Perkins 3 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013people who ‘lived the history’, and the fourth article, by Professor Jeannie Horlacher, gets even more personal by asking us if our current behavior toward people we really don’t know, could lead us to another Holocaust. Wherever there is controversy about a group…there is fear…and where there is fear, there is mistrust. And where there is mistrust there is stereotyping: always the same through the ages. It begins with a “US vs THEM” mindset… with ‘US’ being the good guys, of course. Don’t think for a minute it cannot happen right here in your community because it is happening now. The charges against the ‘THEM’ are always the same: they are a threat to the way of life the ‘US’ wants to maintain. Remembering the lessons of the Holocaust encourages belief in the inclusive ‘family of man’, and from that point of vie w we are one. “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” William Arthur Ward, 20th century educator(Lori M. Shula is a licensed mental health counselor and educator, working at Edison State College, currently on staff at the Hendry-Glades Center. When not engaged in work, theater, o r world travel, she can be found joyfully gardening on the banks of the beautiful Caloosahatchee.) ShadowsContinued From Page 1

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4 Caloosa Belle March 7, 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. In 1948, we discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel. It was an amazing discovery of ancient writings of Scripture. I have seen those ancient manuscripts rsthand on two different occasions. They contain the book of Isaiah and match word for word what we nd in the Old Testament book today. However, those writings are approximately 3,000 years old. Because they were written on leather skins, kept in a large jar in a dry arid environment very little deterioration occurred. Finding those animal skins with God's word embossed on them was a marvel to modern archeology. Today, we need to rediscover another archive the Christian faith. Our generation is facing a crisis of Biblical illiteracy that baf es the mind. The recent past generations have been raised on evolutionary theory, atheism, secularism and humanism, all of which are outright attacks and a staunch ridiculing of the Christian faith. The results are less than positive. This belittling has weakened people's faith in God, in Jesus Christ and in the Bible. "Why should we believe the Bible?", people often ask. The question itself is suggesting that it is merely a book written by men, who for the most part of viewed at strange, psychotic and emotionally unbalanced. This is unfortunate for without the Bible and its principles being applied in various places around the earth our world would be a vastly different setting. It's true we hear a lot about faith. The government talks about faith-based programs. But what faith? What is the Christian faith? That is the paramount question of our times. People's faith is unclear, ambiguous and unfounded in anything absolute. They talk about faith, but it's not based on anything absolute. The Christian faith is faith in the person of Jesus as the son of God, the Messiah and Lord of all. Second, it means listening and doing what he taught. We have to know Jesus as our teacher as well as our savior. Our faith is based on the absolute principles o f truth that he taught. A disciple is a student o f Jesus who follows, learns and then imitates Jesus. Finally, our faith is in the purpose o f Jesus for each one of us to be active in sharing our faith as we "go into all the world and make disciples of all people" (Matt 28:19). Paul tells us that people will abandon the faith in the last days (1 Tim 4:1). Jude tells us to "contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" (Jude 3). We have to know what the Christian faith is if we are going to make disciples of all nations. Our challenge is to lead people to faith in Jesus and then disciple (teach) them that faith so they can know the certainty of things the y have been taught about Jesus Christ (Luke 1:4). Only then can believers stand rm in their faith in the face of life's battles and after having done all to stand! Let me encourage you to return to reading the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John so that you keep your faith grounded in Jesus and his word and then continue to discover new and life-changing truths from Jesus Christ our Lord. Here's a closing truth you don't want to live where the Bible of Judeo-Christian ethics are forbidden. Just ask those who have encountered the Taliban. Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle. The church is located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. Christians: We need to re-discover the Bible Grand MarshalAs your Grand Marshal of the 2013 Swamp Cabbage Festival I would like to give a heart warming Thank You to all the organizers, civic organizations and community for the recognition and support I was given throughout the Festival. To all the people who have become part of my life I am blessed to be able to get to know you and help out. Sincerely, 2013 Grand Marshal Mary BartoshukSuccessful “Poppy Days”And now the Torch and Poppy red we wear in honor of our dead, fear not that ye have died for naught; we’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought in Flanders Fields. Moina Michael On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130, we would like to thank the community for making our recent "Popp y Days" very successful. A big thank you to the Winn Dixie and Save-A-Lot supermarkets for allowing the auxiliary volunteers to be at your locations on Feb. 15-16 in LaBelle for the distribution of the veteran-made handcrafted memorial poppy. All proceeds are used to aid our veterans and their families. Thank you all for caring! For God and Countr y Linda Teasley, Poppy Chairman American Legion Auxiliar y Unit 130, LaBelle Thank You Les Morgan Free income tax ling service is available at the Clewiston and LaBelle United Way Houses. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services are provided by IRS certi ed volunteers totally free of charge. VITA is a free tax ling service available to individuals and families making $50,000 or less. A partnership among United Way 211, the IRS, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades makes the free service available at United Way Neighborhood Houses and other locations in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties. Volunteers at United Way Houses have prepared thousands of tax returns for area residents in the last four years. Volunteer tax preparers come from many walks of life and include college students, retired accountants and others who all receive training and certi cation from the IRS. Their service to the community helps people of low to middle income le their taxes free and with the speedy e- le returns. "We are beginning our fth year of VITA service, said Dawn Russell, United Way House and VITA Coordinator. Taxes are e- led and refunds arrive very quickly. And the service is completely free of charge. The average refund this year is about $2,310 which might prevent the foreclosure of someone's home, or purchase groceries for a family for several months." Over 100 IRS certi ed volunteers prepare the tax returns and e- le them. Refunds can be direct deposited into the taxpayers checking or savings account, putting the refund in the taxpayers hands in an average of 7 to 14 days. Anyone with income below $50,000 per year can call United Way 211 for an appointment with a VITA tax preparer. The service is available at the United Way Houses in LaBelle and Clewiston, but taxpayers must call United Way 2-1-1 for an appointment. DIAL 2-1-1 for an appointment at either the LaBelle or Clewiston United Way House, or alternatively call (800) 887-9234. Anyone with their own computer and internet access who makes less than $57,000 per year can prepare their own taxes totally free of charge at the VITA site: www.myfreetaxes.com/sw orida The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades raises funds for human service organizations in our community, and promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, focusing on issues and solutions to improve lives. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has been "the way the community cares" since it was established in 1957. For more information please call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at (239) 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Free tax service at United Way

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The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby gives notice of change of telephone numbers for various Hendry County departments. The previous Clewiston phone numbers forwarded to the LaBelle ofces will no longer be used. Below is the current listing of telephone numbers for various departments: Hendry County Administration (863) 675-5220 Hendry County Attorney (863) 675-5295 Hendry County Building Department (863) 675-5245 LaBelle Hendry County Building Department (863) 983-1463 Clewiston Hendry County Emergency Medical Services (863) 674-4074 LaBelle Hendry County Emergency Medical Services (863) 983-1450 Clewiston Hendry County Emergency Management (863) 674-5400 Hendry County E-911(addressing services) (863) 674-5406 Hendry County Engineering (863) 675-5222 Hendry County Grants & Special Projects (863) 675-5264 Hendry County Harlem Library (863) 902-3324 Hendry County Human Resources (863) 675-5352 Hendry County Building Maintenance (863) 675-5260 Hendry County Planning & Zoning (863) 675-5240 Hendry County Port LaBelle Utilities (863) 675-5376 Hendry County Purchasing (863) 675-5354 Hendry County Housing and Social Services (863) 675-5297 Hendry County Special Districts (863) 675-5252 Hendry County Veterans Services (863) 675-5250 Hendry County Extension Ofce (863) 674-4092 County employees are available from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We welcome any inquiries or concerns you may have. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Karson Turner, Chairman NOTICE OF CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS HENDRY COUNTY 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 March 7, 2013 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10th) is an annual, national campaign to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. As per the CDC, women of all ages account for approximately 24 percent of the new HIV diagnoses. Women of color are particularly affected and accounted for 64 percent of new AIDS diagnoses among women in 2010. In observance of NWGHAAD, Hendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Friday, March 9, 2013, from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Free testing will be available at 1140 Pratt Blvd (LaBelle), 1100 Olympia Street (Clewiston), and 1021 Health Park Drive (Moore Haven). Share knowledge and take action against HIV/ AIDS. Women, Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Submitted photoYouth Leadership skillsKim Hamilton, member of the Hendry/Glades Leadership Board, presented to the Rotary Club of LaBelle their leadership program which is designed to prepare leaders to meet the varied challenges facing Hendry & Glades Counties while providing a stimulating learning opportunity. The Youth Leadership for Hendry and Glades Counties is a Bi-County leadership program for high school students. The program is designed to develop leadership potential and acquaint the participants with our community’s available resources, obstacles and requirements for the future. The opportunity to learn about our counties is accomplished through a combination of classroom education, on-site interaction with community leaders and decision makers, as well as a unique learning experience. The participants participate in seminars and eld study activities on such topics as: Water & Environment, Judicial and Government, Agri-Business, Business & Financial, Civic & Community Service. On Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m., Cesare Frustaci, a Holocaust survivor will be speaking at Barron Library. His presentation is in conjunction with the One Book, One Community program sponsored by the Hendry County Libraries. There will be a time for questions following the presentation. Barron Library will be showing a movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Friday evening, March 8, at 7 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13 for Mild Violence and is about a young boy, the son of a commandant, who forms a strong bond with a Jewish boy living at Auschwitz. The book by the same name, written by John Boyne, is the book selected for youth in the community to read as part of the One Book, One Community project. The book selection for adults is The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick. 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, libraries and book clubs. Attend these educational events and support the work of your library. 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. Holocaust survivor to speak at Barron Library on March 11 UES School Advisory Council to meetUES Elementary School will have its School Adisory Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. A ll parents and guardians are invited to attend as well as anyone from the community. If you have questions, please call the school of ce at 612-0750.Consejo a reunirConsejo de asesoria de la Upthegrove escuela tendra su reunion de Consejo Consultivo de la escuela el martes, 12 de marzo a las 5:30 p.m. en la biblioteca. Todos los padres y tutores estan invitados a asistir asi como de qualquire persona de la comuniada. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a la o cina de la escuela 612-0750.LMS PTO to meetThe next LaBelle Middle School PTO meeting is scheduled for March 19 at 6 .p.m in the school library. Discussion of the FCAT incentives and the recent Celebration for doing the Right Thing will be the main topics. Please come and get involved with your child’s school. School Briefs A LaBelle woman was involved in a crash on I-75 March 2, at 2:32 p.m. in which a Michigan woman was killed. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Concepcion Santamaria, 58, was operating a vibratory roller near mile marker 146. Vicki Lynn Hart, of Livonia, MI, was driving a 2000 Caravan southbound when, for unknown reasons, she ran off the road onto the west grass shoulder, then back to the left and crossed both southbound lanes. Her caravan then entered the unpaved construction lane and collided with the vibrator. Ms. Hart was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Santamaria received only minor injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. Fatal crash on I-75 Come join us, Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 West in LaBelle. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Julie at: 863-674-1050 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 561-801-5843. American Legion Auxiliary to meet

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Christian Men to meetLaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will meet at First Christian Church, 138 Ford Avenue, LaBelle on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. for dinner and a speaker. All men of LaBelle and surrounding areas are invited to join us. For Information or directions please call: Mark White, President @ 239 707 6137 or Randy Way, Program Chairman @ 863 885 1099. Hope to see you there.Wild Game DinnerSave the date! On March 9, 5-7 p.m., the First Christian Church Disciple Men’s Group will 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 year’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 will 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 who 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.Southern Grace singCommunity Harvest Worship Center welcomes Southern Grace in a gospel sing March 10 at 11 a.m. This is a homecoming day for Community Harvest. Everyone is invited to this great service and dinner on the grounds following the gospel sing in the fellowshp hall, located at 55 Orange Ave. Everyone is invited. For information call the church of ce at 675-0938 or Pastor L.W. Howard at 673-6329. 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. Pastor Bro Jerome Sears 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 6 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Thursday, March 14: Healing service 9:30 a.m. Bishop’s Vicar Rev. Dr. David Jackson Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Soup and movie 6 p.m. we provide soup, please bring your own utensils and plates. Friday, March 15: Franciscan Mystery Players What are the Franciscan Mystery Plays? The 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 who 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. The Way of the Cross This presentation follows the journey of the Stations of the Cross in Jesus passion and death. The meditations draw from the Lord’s life, a message for us and the world we live in today. Happenings at the Church of the Good Shepherd Most everyone knows Charles Barnes. “Charlie” is well known and respected in the LaBelle area. He’s been a resident of LaBelle for 40 years. He may have even painted your home, church or business having owned and operated “Charles Barnes Painting” for 38 years. Charlie was a volunteer Fire ghter in LaBelle for ve years. He worked for Hendry County Sheriff’s Department for six years and could be found out and about barbequing at many fundraisers, bene ts and community outreaches throughout the years helping with the needs of others. Shortly after retiring three years ago, Charlie and his wife Betty moved to his childhood hometown in Elkmont, Alabama, w here they presently reside. Charlie is in a ght! February 8, 2013, he was diagnosed with esophagus cancer and on February 20, he was also diagnosed with cancer in his chest and stomach lymphnodes. So many people have been touched by cancer and it doesn’t rest or sleep in its efforts to destroy lives. Therefore Charlie’s family and friends have decided to ‘Help Charlie Fight” They’re hoping that you too will “Help Charlie Fight” with a donation that will help them in defraying the costs. Charlie and Betty are on a xed income and they are encountering mounting medical and household expenses as well as many travel expenses to doctor visits and daily radiation and chemotherapy appointments. All donations big and small will be greatly appreciated! We can only imagine the difference and impact that you will make in Charlie’s ght against cancer. Donations in check or money orders may be mailed to: Charles Barnes, 21467 Upper Fort Hampton Rd., Elkmont, Alabama 35620-4659. Please pray for Charlie and help him ght. Help Charlie Barnes ght cancer Church Briefs Submitted photo/ Jodi Higginbotham2013 LMS Spirit King and QueenQueen Maura Lofton and King Isaac Reyes.

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AA AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC 239-214-1314Locally Owned Where Quality Counts!LIC#HC12-501.SP Windmill Sprinkler & Hardware 6425 SR 80 West 863-675-2801 Plumbing, Electric, Hardware Home water systems, sprinkler supplies DO IT YOURSELF SUPPLIESŽ GOLF CARTS from Moyers239-470-8352 Refurbished pre-owned Carts Custom Cars, Rentals, Accessories, Parts, Tires, BatteriesMoyers Electric Car Rental, Inc 5775 W. State Rd. 80 LaBelle, FL at LOAD & LOCK Storage E-mail Roger at moyers.1@netzero.net LaBelle BridalDesigners Dresses... not Designers Prices Quinceaneras, Baptisms & Communions Tuxedo Rentals from Jims Formal Wear 863-342-8288 Century Plaza 443 W. Hickpoochee LaBelle, FL 33935 HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs.Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 7 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Bob Montanaro will present his newest audio visual program “Birds of Indian River Lagoon” on Monday, March 11, at 7 p. m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. This free public program is hosted by Hendry-Glades A udubon. Birds of the Indian River Lagoon highlights the common birds, other wildlife and scenery of the Indian River Lagoon in a program made up of digital stills and video. The Indian River Lagoon has been called “the most biologically diverse estuary in North A merica” and “straddles 156 miles of Florida’s east coast, from Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, south to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County.” Viewers will come away with a better appreciation and understanding of this amazingly diverse and beautiful Florida estuary. Bob Montanaro is the of ce manager for the Pelican Island Audubon Society of Indian River County. His lifelong interest in photography has led to creating programs on Florida wildlife, including previously, Ospreys of Pelican Island: An Exploration into the life of the Fish Hawk and Critters, Cows and Cowboys: A Photographic Exploration into the Wildlife & Work of a Florida Cattle Ranch. To learn more, please visit www.lunarcabin.com. For information contact Butch Wilson (863)-983-2870 Margaret England (863) 6740695 or sta5birding@embarqmail.com Birds of Indian River Lagoon Calling all kids from ages 12 and under! “Hop” on over to the Kiwanis Thrift Store on March 23 starting at 10 a.m. for The LaBelle Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt! And of course the Easter Bunny will be there too! Additionally this year, the LaBelle Kiwanis Club will be giving away free books to all kids who participate in the activities. Lots of fun and lots of surprises! The egg hunt is free and the hunt will be separated into three age groups: Ages 3 and 4, ages 5 to 7, ages 8 to 10. No parents will be allowed on the “hunting grounds” with the kids, but Kiwanis Members and Key Club Members will be on hand to assist with the smaller kids. Kids are asked to bring their own basket or any type of bag to put their eggs in during the hunt. There will be other fun activities (scavenger hunt) for ages 11 to 12. Prizes will be awarded! There will be goodie bags for all kids! Additionally, all ages are welcome to come and take their photo with the Easter Bunny! The LaBelle Kiwanis Thrift Store is located at 155 S. Bridge Street. We hope to see you there! Hop on over to LaBelle Kiwanis! Sumbitted photos/ Colette WillisDouble HThe 4-H Felda Double “H” Livestock Club is holding its Second Annual “Win A Hog” Fundraiser. Last year the “Win A Hog” fundraiser enabled the club to purchase a set of livestock scales. Tickets are $10 each for a chance to win a 247 pound show hog, professionally cut and wrapped. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, March 16, at the Felda Community Dinner. Not enough room to store all of the meat? Don’t worry, donate any excess meat or the whole hog back to the club and we will in turn donate it to a local family in need. The winner will be contacted that evening and the meat will be delivered the next day. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Colette Willis at (863)673-0539 or Jane Swails at (239)357-2244. Pictured front, from left: Eduardo Rodriguez, Eddiana Rodriguez; middle row: Edicia Rodriguez, Emma Willis, Edilia Rodriguez; back row – Taylor Lynn. Not Pictured: Jordan Lowrey, Elyssa Willis, Gwen Ash, Gracie Swails, Ashley Schoeld, Kirsi Dunaway, Augustus Dunaway, Carl Willis, Herod Spangler Jr., Curtis Dailey, Austin Dailey, Marshall Platt, and Cody Wiggins.

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In LaBelle! 870 W Hickpochee 863-674-0460 8 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Submitted photoPowerliftingCongratulations to LaBelle Powerlifting team for placing second overall in the meet on Feb. 22 In high school baseball action last week the LaBelle Cowboys split a pair of games as they defeated Lake Placid 6-5 and lost to Bishop Verot 6-0. On Monday, February 2, the Cowboys completed one of the most dramatic comebacks in school history as Senior Austin Garcia blasted a three-run, two out walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning for LaBelle. After Lake Placid scored two runs in the top of the ninth, the Cowboys’ hope of a victory seemed to be very slim in the bottom of that inning after the Green Dragons got two quick outs, and were almost ready to pack up and go home. Seniors Brandon Miners and Kippy Stansly had other ideas as Miners singled to right and Stansly drew a walk to set the stage for Garcia‘s monster blast into the canal behind the left eld fence. It was Garcia’s fourth homer of the year for the Cowboys and it could not have come at a better time. Miners nished the night going 3-for-5 with a double and Junior Jarred Miller was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. On Thursday, February 28, the Cowboys took on the Vikings from Bishop Verot and never got untracked offensively to support a good pitching performance from Junior Travis Burchard. Burchard gave up only two earned runs through ve innings for the Cowboys. The lone hit for LaBelle was a double by Austin Garcia. “We are so close to putting everything together. These guys have worked hard and have played some very tough teams for this early in the season,” said Coach Ron Dunbar. “It will pay off down the road when we really need it.” LaBelle Cowboys heat up baseball diamond Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) freshwater sheries biologists are looking for angler input during a series of open houses around the state. Two of these open houses will be in south Florida the week of March 11. Both south Florida open houses are from 5 to 8 p.m. Here are the locations: March 11 – Okeechobee C. Scott Driver Park Park Pavilion 3950 SW 99th Drive March 12 – Dania Beach Bass Pro Shops Seminar area near the aquarium 200 Gulf Stream Way “This is an opportunity for anglers to provide input on how the FWC should regulate largemouth bass shing throughout the state,” said Barron Moody, regional freshwater sheries biologist for the FWC. “We are really hoping that anglers will take advantage of this chance to come out and voice their opinions.” Open houses are for the public to come in, talk to biologists and let FWC staff know what they think. There is no set schedule, and the format is casual. “Anglers can come to these open houses any time between 5 and 8 p.m.,” said Moody. “During this time, they can stay and talk to FWC biologists about largemouth bass regulations for as long as they like.” For more information, go to the Largemouth Bass Regulations Review page at MyFWC.com/Fishing. What do you think about bass shing regulations? LaBelle Little League important informationLittle League Opening Ceremonies will be held Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Davis Pratt Park. After a barbecue dinner the games will begin.Attention area residentsRecently the Board Room of LaBelle Little League was broken into and it was discovered that all of 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 ne w bats that would awesome as well. Please contact Michael Rothenhoefer Equipment Manager at 863-234-1372 or e-mail labellelittleleague@gmail.com Sport Shorts On Saturday, March 9, under the lights, the top gun sprint cars will return to the Hendry County Motorsports Park. Their winged sprints will reach speeds w ell over 100 m.p.h. on the straightaways and will slide through the corners. Drivers from all over the South will do battle on the 18 mile high-banked Everglades clay. On hand will be series champion Danny Martin and legendary sprint car driver Gene Lasher, the wild man from Tampa, who has two prior victories at Hendry County Motorsports Park. On this night all local law enforcement of ces will be admitted free in honor of their dedication to the citizens of Southwest Florida. Also racing on this night will be the mini stocks, street stocks, open wheel modi eds and thunderstocks. The track is located one mile north of the Hwy. 27 and Hwy. 80 intersection, ve miles south of Moore Haven. Gates open at 4 p.m., racing will begin at 7:00. Children under 12 admitted free. For more information call 863-673-4325 or 863-983-3478 or go to Hendryracing. com. Sprint cars are back at Hendry County's Motorsports Park

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Mr. Jeff Perry announces his engagement to Hannah Czoski. Hannah came to Florida 3 years ago from Chicago by way of Sanibel Island. She presently serves as Minister of Music at Carlson Memorial Methodist Church, where she also manages a music studio for private lessons and music classes. Perry is a native of Clewston and resides in Port Labelle Florida, where the couple hopes to make their home after their July 7 wedding this year. They are registered at Bed Bath and Beyond. JEFF PERRY ENGAGEMENT HANNAH CZOSKI 9 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Submitted photo/ Judy SanchezYummy and healthy, too!Southern Gardens Citrus & Florida’s Natural Growers Cooperative provided a glass of premium Florida orange juice to nearly 5,500 elementary students when they toured the South Florida Fair’s agricultural exhibit and farmers market. The students and their teachers toured exhibits on sugarcane, citrus, vegetables, honey and more to learn about the importance of agriculture to the region’s economy. Submitted by Sonja CrawfordThe LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show w as held on Sunday, February 10th with Ms. Cindy Kinard of Arcadia, Florida serving as the of cial judge. Chris-Tel Construction sponsored the event. Exhibitors were judged on the Danish system using blue, red and white ribbons for each poultry entry. Many of the 4-H members exhibited more than one entry. Magaret Gacula 4 blue ribbons and 2 red ribbons; Justin Mickelsen 6 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; Joseph Rourks 10 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon; and Harley Yates 4 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon. Justin Mickelsen captured the Best of Show award in the Bantam Breed with his BB Red hen with Harley Yates exhibiting the Best Opposite in the Bantam Breed with her W hite Faced Spanish rooster. In the Standard Breed division, the Best of Show award was captured by Joseph Rourks with his Buff Polish hen. Joseph's Buff Polish rooster was awarded the Best Opposite award. In the waterfowl division; Justin Mickelsen was awarded the Best of Show award with his Mallard duck and capturing the Best Opposite award was Justin's Emden goose. First place was awarded to Maggie Gacula with Harley Yates in second place in the Intermediate Showmanship division. In the Junior Showmanship division, Joseph Rourks captured rst place with second place going to Justin Mickelsen. The Poultry 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. Clucking fun at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittLeft: Back Row: Harley Yates & Margaret Gacula Front Row: Joseph Rourks and Justin Mickelsen. Right: Joseph Rourks during the showmanship class.

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LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker Mobile home on 5 acresƒ REDUCED to $99,500 Manufactured home in Riverfront CommunityƒPossible Owner Financing Availableƒ REDUCED to $79,900 Manufactured home in Retreat Atmosphere Gated Communityƒ REDUCED to $150,000 2009 manufactured home, very well maintained in Moore Haven. $28,000 PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood$ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes SELLING 36 Class A, Ford V-10 Gas; 2 Slides, 2 Acs, See tour: www. tourfactory.com/ idxr895686 5 acres, Heated Pool, RV Carport, Pole Barn, Screened Outdoor Kitchen, Potting Shed, Fenced Guest Quarters 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included 24/7 WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E MANUFACTURED HOMES $45,000 Nice 4/2 on half acre lot. New metal roof, AC, and paint. Home backs up to lake. $49,900 Beautiful 3/2 mobile on a very nice lot in the city. Well taken care of. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $75,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. HOMES $35,999 Old Florida style home in town. Remodeled with upgrades. Located on .5ac. $63,000 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $64,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $79,000 Larger Port LaBelle home recently updated with new roof, paint, carpeting and cabinetry. 4/2 plus bonus room off the master bedroom. Double garage. $85,000 Florida cracker home on 2 ac. Recently renovated & updated. Directly across from public boat ramp. EXECUTIVE HOMES $198,900 Superior two story, recently remodeled, wood ”oors, kitchen & baths redone in 2010 on 2.5 acs. Boat docks permitted. Ranchettes S/D. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. $425,000 Beautiful 5BR/3BA custom built home in Oak Haven Estates. Over 3,000 sq ft on 2 acres. Call for an appointment.SOLD SOLD SOLDUNDER CONTRACT HOMES 6/5.5 two story home in LaBelle. Close to schools/shopping. $219,000 2,000+/sq. ft of living area, split ”oor plan. $210,000. acres in Port LaBelle Ranchettes. $163,900. master bedrooms, family room, of“ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900.Immaculate! Move in read 3/3 home in Port LaBelle. 2,172 sq. ft of living space of living area, has family, f ormal and dining room $90,000 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area, 2 car garage, and much more. $90,000.3/2 CBS home on .52+/ac. Ceramic tile, “replace, detacehd pole barn $89,900 cious rms, living & family room. Oversized detached 2 car garage. $62,900. cious rooms and kitchen. $74,900. cious kitchen and bedrooms. $55,000. 3/2 2003 CBS home in Jublation S/D. Ceramic tile, screen porch, 2 car garage. $54,000 frame home in LaBelle. $49,900. Possiable owner “nancing! an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $35,000. UNDER CONTRACT Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTSOLD SOLD SOLD 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 WalkerCUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA BRICK POOL HOMEƒ in one of LaBelles nicest neighborhoods. Features include a vaulted wood, tongue and groove ceiling, a brick wood burning fireplace, a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and more. All of the bedrooms are spacious, with the door entertaining around the huge 20 x 40 sq. ft. pool. $199,000 RENTAL: LARGE 3BR/2BA HOME ON 20+ ACRES; $1,600/month 10 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Submitted photoHendry County School Board Employee of the Year2013-School-Related Employee of the Year Nominees and Winner Nominees were honored with a luncheon on January 23, 2013. Each was presented with an engraved plaque by their supervisor. TOP Those honored from LaBelle are from left to right: Bernadine Gutierrez – Custodian – Upthegrove Elementary School, Patricia Overbaugh – Food Service – Upthegrove Elementary School, Tracy Nobles – Clerk/Typist – LaBelle High School, Kevin Allen – Head Custodian – LaBelle Elementary. Center left: Superintendent Paul Puletti, presented Terri Garcia, with the 2013-Hendry County School-Related Employee of the Year. Bottom those honored from Clewiston are: Back row – left to right: Maria Delgado – Of ce ManagerDistrict/Federal Programs, Donna Smith – Clerk/Typist – Clewiston High School, Charlotte Patterson – Paraprofessional Westside Elementary School, Eddie Quevedo – Custodian – Central Elementary School, Front row – left to right: Melissa Hall – Bookkeeper – Eastside Elementary School, Terri Garcia – Bookkeeper – Clewiston Middle School – 2013 Hendry County School-Related Employee of the Year.

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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 New Jacobsen 3br, 2bath doublewide on sale for only $49,900 includes setup and a/c. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Used zone III 4br, 2bath doublewide 28x80 only $39,900 Dealer nancing available. Call Dwight 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that James Way conducting a Laundromat business at 339 W. Hickpoochee Ave., Florida, under the ctitious name of Wash Tub Laundromat and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: James Way 270 Riverview Drive Ownership of Wash Tub Laundromat is as follows: 339 W. Hickpoochee Ave. Wash Tub Laundromat LLC 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Wash Tub Laundromat under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. James Way DATE: 2-27-13 437854 CN 3/7/2013 Public NoticeREQUEST 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 Estate SaleLABELLE 5775 County Road 78, March 9, 8 AM 3 PM. ESTATE SALE. All household furniture, sofas, tables, lamps, beds, dressers, dishes, etc. Tools, garden tools, patio furniture, paint sprayer, drills, saws, area rugs. Everything must go as house is sold. Garage/ Yard SalesYard Sale Craft and Flea Market Grandma’s Grove 3/14/13 8:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch by Chef Ray-11 am For tables call Theo @ 517-914-1875 cell Employment Full TimeCar TwoTire/Mechanic needed. Seasonal work. Please call 863-675-2408 TimekeeperTimekeeper Needed for a produce packinghouse, duties include answer phones, record keeping, keeping track of employees time. Must be able to travel. Hourly + Bene ts. Fax resume to 239-657-9764 or apply in person at 306 E Main St, Immokalee. 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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 Apartments1-2 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 Houses RentLaBelle 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. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Houses RentRIVER HOMENear Clewiston, Hwy 80. Boatyard, Golf course, 2 BR, 2 BA, FL room, Large private yard. $850 mo. Call (970)708-9993. RoommateRetired Christian lady, wants to share my large home with a person with similar interests. Nonsmoker, walking distance to churches, stores and restaurants 863-675-0866 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 SaleHelp! 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 Lots SaleMontura Ranch Estates 1 acre lot. Lot is developed and ready for a home. Call 863-673-6500. Shop here first! The classified ads Mobile Home RentCRESENT ACRES 2br 2bath mobile home. $300/mo. or $75/wk Call 863-612-5214. Ortona3bd, 2ba, furn mob home, $600.mth + sec. Call 863-946-3376. Mobile HomeSale2006 Park Model, 1 bdrm, 1 bath. Sabal Palm Campground. Excellent shape 863-265-0308 or 863-265-0360 3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. 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 Bank 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 4br/2ba, Hurricane Zone III, 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 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 Mobile HomeSale The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 11 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Shop here first! The classified ads How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following parcels of land owned by the County are available for sale and the County is receiving offers: 1-29-43-18-A00-0009.0100; 1-29-43-18-A00-0014.0000 and 1-29-4318-A00-0015.0000. Interested persons should contact a licensed real estate broker, who will then contact the County to proceed further. Real estate brokers submitting offers should state their requested commission. 438078 CN/CB 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 INTENT TO DESIGNATE POSITION FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT SERVICE CLASS Take notice that the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, will consider designating the position of Information Technology Director for Hendry County for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class within the Florida Retirement System under the provisions of Section 121.055, Florida Statutes, at its regularly scheduled meeting, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 438079 CN/CB 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 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 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 RJS Realty, LLC the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436414 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to ad valorem tax exemptions entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, REPEALING HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 1-2-3, ALLOWANCE OF ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION TO HOMEOWNERS 65 OR OLDER. 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 438082 CN/CB 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 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 APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 786 2009 1274329-01000E10360 Altagracia Puente From the intersection of the North line of the South one-half of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of State Road 29, runs South 3 degrees 51’ East along the centerline of said State Road 29 a distance of 300 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence North 86 degrees 17’ East 450 feet, South 3 degrees 51’ East 50 feet; South 86 degrees 17’ West 450 feet; North 3 degrees 51’ West 50 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being Lots 36 and 37, Unit E-1, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Excepting and reserving the Westerly 50 feet for the right of way of State Road 29. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436446 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 Legal Notice Notice of Special Election Notice is hereby given that the City of South Bay, Florida, will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing two Commissioners to ll the unexpired terms of two Commissioners. There will be one Commissioner elected representing seat “4” and one Commissioner elected representing seat “5”. Candidates must be a resident and quali ed elector of the City of South Bay. The Candidates elected will serve until the term expires or until the suspended Commissioner is reinstated by the Governor of the State of Florida. The rst day for qualifying begins March 26, 2013, at noon, and the nal day for qualifying is April 09, 2013, at noon. Candidates must le in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida, during regular of ce hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) until said date and time. Each Candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large. City of South Bay Jessica Figueroa City Clerk 437818 CN 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 1707 2009 1244432-A0001020000 Francisco Pereiro Liz & Maria Carmen Gonzalez De Pereiro The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5234 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436411 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE 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 APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1763 2009 1254432-A0000970000 Eloy Nunez C/O Manuel A. Blanco ESQ The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1149 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436457 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1094 2009 1334331-A0002030000 Frank Fanelli Sr & Frank Fanelli Jr & Stephen Scarpone The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 93, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436453 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the City of South Bay Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay, FL 33493. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the special meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 437966 SUN 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 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 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 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 1741 2009 1254432-A0000450100 Adriana E. Calles The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5077 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436454 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1702 2009 1244432-A0000830000 Rosario H. Zamora The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5299 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436442 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 LABELLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be a LaBelle Municipal Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, March 20th, 2012 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the LaBelle City Hall, in the Commissioners Chambers, located at 481 West Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission 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. Tristan Chapman, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 438104 CN 3/7,14/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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Free HIV testing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) hopes to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/ AIDS on women and girls in the USA. Women today represent a larger share of new HIV infections than they did earlier in the epidemic. In observance of NWGHAAD 2013, Hendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Friday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. at 1140 Pratt Blvd (LaBelle), 1100 Olympia (Clewiston), and 1021 Health Park Dr (Moore Haven). Share knowledge! Take action!Quit smoking now!Registration is Required to join. Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 Wednesdays Six Sessions March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 5:30 p.m. Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440, Thursdays Six Sessions March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 5:30 p.m. FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Gum, Patches & Lozenges) for those eligible. To register or for more information call 877-819-2357.New transportationBus to Social Security in Fort Myers leaves from United Way House at 8:30 a.m. the rst Tuesday of every month by appointment $5/person. No children because seating is limited. Must have correct change. Appointments made by calling United Way 211 at 1-800-887-9234 x9 or 211 x9. Generously sponsored by: Iglesia Cristiana Restauracion of LaBelle, Pastor Sherr y Hanes is a volunteer bus driver.Book signing tonightLocal author Patty Brant is having a boo k signing event tonight (Thursday, March 7, for her book Bitter Secrets at Miss Patty's consignment Mall, 330 N. Bridge St. 5-6:30 p.m.Spaghetti and scholarshipsThe LaBelle Community Woman's Club will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Scholarhip Fundraiser on March 17, 2013 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 l a 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 o f college. Tickets are available at the clubhouse Tuesday mornings from 9-11 and at the door the day of the event. Come sho w your support for our community. Community Briefs Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PRETRIAL SUBCOMMITTEE HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Pretrial Subcommittee of the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. 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. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 437950 CB/CN 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 1799 2009 1254432-A0001930100 Felipe D Ledesma-Garnica The East one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 554 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436461 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 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 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 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 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 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 1789 2009 1254432-A0001660000 Alicia B Pajares and Maria l Cabral The South one-half of the East one-half of the South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress, and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 533 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of March, 2013 which is the 21st day of March, 2013. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 436459 CN 2/14,21,28 & 3/7/2013 Public Notice 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 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 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 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 14 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013

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Call for artistsThe Arts of the Inland invites visual artists to submit up to two framed/gallery wrapped pieces of art for the First Annual INSPIRATIONS Art Show, April 14, at the Crown Room, Majestic Golf Course, 350 Homestead Rd.S., Lehigh Acres, FL. For complete prospectus and application, please visit our w ebsite: www.artsoftheinland.com. This is a judged show. Art mediums accepted: watercolor, mixed media, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastels and charcoals. All work must be original and have been completed within the last two years. Arts of the Inland members and Art Council of Southwest Florida members fee is $10 per art work; non-members fee is $20 per art work. Applications must be received by April 5, 2013. For further information contact: LaVon Koenig 239-3035849 or artsinland@gmail.com.Humane societyThe Caloosa Humane Society is holding a giant yard sale on Sat., March 9th, 8:00 am 1:00 pm. We have many new items, come shop and support our homeless pets at the shelter! We also need donations of salable items for our yard sales. All proceeds go directly to bene t the animals at the shelter. Park A venue behind the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 North Bridge St. For more information call 675-0997. The animals thank you for your continued support.Conservatives plan rst meetingHendry County, east and west, has a new club, Southwest Florida Conservative Alliance. The rst of cial meeting will be Tuesday March 19, 6 p.m. at Forrey's Restaurant meeting room. CFRW will be meeting in conjunction with the SWFCA. The business meeting w ill be members only to elect SWFCA of cers. There will be membership applications available; individual annual membership is $20. couples annual membership is $35. Keynote speakers will be Duncan MacDonald and Fred Ford: Duncan is Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development for United States Sugar Corporation; Fred Ford is the President and CEO of Airglades International Airport (AIA). This organization requires membership to attend meetings Please e-mail Marianne, organizer of SWFCA, at ladymarianne@ comcast.net if you want a membership application e-mailed to you. Conservative Men and Women are welcome members!!MCA activities for MarchThe Muse Community Association events for March include: March 9: Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. March 21: Regular monthly meeting will start at 7 p.m. This meeting will discuss changes to the by-laws. Meetings open to anyone who would like to come. Refreshments will be served. March 23: Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. All events are open to the public. All of the events will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-674-0467.Baked ham at the VFWThe community is invited to VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 for its baked ham and baked potato with all the xin's dinner Friday March 8, beginning at 5 p.m. The $7 price includes dessert. Enjoy a smoke free dining room, located on S. Hwy. 29, by the Rodeo Grounds. Get there early before we run out. For further information call 863-675-8008. All proceeds will go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund. The Ladies Auxiliary meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. 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 bk 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.breakfast Join the American Legion for its sh fry every Friday, 5-7 p.m. Check out buffet breakfast the rst and third Sundays every month, 699 SR 80W.Writers to meetThe second Thursday, March 14, everyone interested in writing, meet at Barron Library from noon till 1 p.m. Take a lunch break and join us. We are looking for stories from the earlier days in LaBelle, too. Trail rideEnjoy a bene t Trail Ride, Saturday, March 30. Registration at 9 a.m. Entry fee $25. Ride is approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Food, drinks, raf e, 50/50 and music by James Kulich. Also the Crazy Hats contest! Dress your horse in a hat prizes for 1st-2nd-3rd place. Easy access parking. Location: 1405 Jacks Branch Road off Kirby Thompson Road. Current negative Coggins required. Riders under 16 must wear a helmet. Questions? Contact Ellen: KaleidoscopeEllen@ yahoo.com or call 863-612-0996. All of the proceeds will bene t the homeless pets at Caloosa Humane Society. Cow foundThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Ag Unit recovered a cow from running loose on the road in Pioneer Plantation. If you have lost a COW, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.OCA plans dinnerThe Ortona Community Association will hold its nal spaghetti buffet dinner of the winter season on Saturday, March 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the OCA Hall, on Ortona Road (Highway 78A). This popular all-you-caneat buffet features delicious pasta and meat sauce, and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea for $7.00 (advance purchase) or $8.00 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC Parrish Family ChiropracticDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only) Breakfast Buffet 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 8am-11am $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 15 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Community Briefs

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16 Caloosa Belle March 7, 2013 Submitted photoNew Human Traf cking Team in United Way HouseParticipating in the Hendry Glades Coalition for Human Traf cking from left to right are: Detective Kristy Herrera, Hendry County Sherriff's Of ce, Allison Martins, Program Coordinator of the Human Traf cking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., Yaroslaba Garcia, Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Abuse Counseling and Treatment's (ACT) Shelter and Supportive Services, Nancy Acevedo, Non-Residential Counselor with ACT and co-chair of the Coalition, Arlene Bettencourt, United Way 211 and LaBelle United Way House Manager, and Maricela Morado, Maternity Advisor and Community Liaison with Healthy Start and cochair of the Coalition. Nancy Acevedo with ACT, pictured above, is now seeing clients right here in your community on Mondays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the LaBelle United Way House. If you know of someone under 18 who is prostituting themselves or someone working under duress, please let them know there is help for them. Nancy will be seeing clients for domestic violence, sexual assault and assisting with appropriate referrals for them. ACT will be scheduling training in this community in the near future. The next meeting of the Coalition is Thursday May 16, 10am at the LaBelle Department of Health. Anyone interested is welcome. Submitted photoFirst female Hendry County student appointed to USMA at West PointSome of you may remember Morgan Pepitone, who was selected to the Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point, in a story printed last year. Morgan, the daughter of Mike and Jennifer Pepitone, has been on the fast track ever since. Morgan will be graduating LaBelle High School this spring; however she has already graduated Edison State College with her AA degree this past December. Morgan is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree at Edison State and currently the President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the Edison State College Hendry/Glades Center. Since visiting West Point last summer Morgan has been pursuing admittance to the United States Military Academy at West Point, which is de nitely not an easy task. On February 25 Morgan received a letter of Appointment to this prestigious academy and has since accepted the appointment and is scheduled to report the summer of 2013. A special thanks to all those who have supported Morgan through this rigorous process and hopes to maintain their support throughout her endeavors at USMA at West Point and later in the U.S. Army.