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*Available on select new Fords. Red Carpet Lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify. See Dealer for details. Offer ends 04/01/13 Thursday, March 14, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 11 Coalition criticizes SFWMDBy Pete GawdaSpecial to the Caloosa Belle It was “pick on South Florida W ater Management District” (SFW MD) day at the Friday, March 8, meeting of the County Coalition for the Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The coalition is made up of representatives from Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and Osceola counties. In the past coalition meetings have often been marked by differences of opinion between the coastal and interior counties. This time the coalition was united in their displeasure with SFW MD. Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols, who chairs the coalition, urged that SFWMD not keep purchasing and selling properties and that SFWMD complete projects they have started. “I’d like to see more transparency,” he added. “They are not 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 50-year resident of southwest Florida, he holds degrees from Florida Southern College and Stetson UniversityBy Robert SittaEdison State College (This is a continuation of Mr. Sitta’s documentation citing antiSemitic legislative regulations and social mores common in the United States during the decades leading up to World War II. We take up Mr. Sitta’s docmentation as preacher Gerald L.K. Smith and others put on Christian crusades to limit wealth accumulation and target Jews. Smith helped plan for Louisiana Senator Huey Long to run against F.D.R. for president in 1936 but Long was assassinated. Roosevelt “reacted to this threat by distancing himself from any appearance of support for the European Jews. Roosevelt dismissed Kennedy as ambassador to Great Britain for his association with the Nazis and their sympathizers) Smith moved his operations from Louisiana to Michigan, where he was nancially backed by auto magnates Horace Dodge, Jr. and Henry Ford. The virulent anti-Semite Ford had, until a defamation lawsuit shut it down, owned the Dearborn Independent newspaper, with a circulation of 700,000, that he used to disseminate his views on the Jewish threat. Through writer William Cameron, Ford’s newspaper ‘exposed’ the ‘facts’ purporting to show an international Jewish conspiracy. Among his popular claims was that German-Jewish bankers had caused World War I. Ford was so highly regarded by Adolph Hitler that he was the onl y American mentioned by name i n ‘Mein Kampf,’ Hitler’s autobiog raphy. “Jews”, Hitler had written were “’controlling masters’ of pro duction in a nation of one hundre d and twenty million, Only a singl e great man, Ford, to their fury, stil l maintains full independence. ” Nazi Germany awarded medals t o Ford and Lindbergh for their view s favorable to Germany. “Whenever Jewish tenden cies are permitted to work unhin dered, the result is not ‘American ization,’ nor ‘Anglicization’ nor an y other distinctive nationalism, but a strong and ruling reversion bac k to essential ‘Judaization,” wrot e Ford. ‘One of the strongest cause s militating against the full Ameri canization of several millions o f Jews in this country,” he again re corded, “is their belief instilled i n them by their religious authoritie s that they are ‘chosen’, this lan d is theirs, the inhabitants idolaters and that the day is coming whe n the Jews will be supreme.” America’s greatest hero Charles Lindbergh, shared man y of these attitudes that closel y coupled with a general anti-wa r atmosphere in which Jews wer e singled out as war-mongers. I n a speech in 1939, the lone eagle Lindbergh, said, “Instead of agitat ing for war, the Jewish groups i n this country should be opposing i t in every possible way for they wil l be among the rst to feel its con sequences.” “Pressing this country toward s war are the British, the Jewish an d the Roosevelt administration,” h e continued. He also denounced th e “large ownership and in uenc e in our motion pictures, our press Yesterday’s Shadows:World in denial Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment Tristan “Tris” Chapman and the reappointment of Julia Perry to serve on Edison State College’s Board of Trustees. Both of the appointments are effective immediately and continue through May 22, 2016. The appointments are subject to con rmation by the Florida Senate. “We welcome Mr. Chapman to our Board of Trustees and we appreciate the continued service of Mrs. Perry,” said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President, Edison State College. “They both offer a wealth of experience and will represent their counties well.” Mr. Chapman, who is not related to fellow Trustee Brian Chapman, represents Hendry County. He succeeds Dr. Randall Parrish, who did not seek reappointment. “Dr. Parrish has given generously of his time, energy and expertise since his appointment in 2006 and we appreciate all he has done for the college,” added Dr. Allbritten. Mrs. Julia Perry joined the Board of Trustees in 2002 and has been reappointed to continue serving. A retired school librarian, she represents Glades County. “We appreciate that Mrs. Perry is willing to continue serving Edison State College,” said Dr. Allbritten. “Her love of the college, its students and the communities we serve has been re ected in her enthusiastic support since the day she joined the board.” The newest member of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Chapman is Vice President and General Manager of Southern Gardens Citrus. Prior to joining Southern Gardens, he was an executive with Tropicana for over 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of South Florida. Chapman serves Two appointed to ESC Board of Trustees Submitted photoTristan Chapman, left, of Hendry County was appointed to Edison State College’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Rick Scott, right. He is taking Dr. Randy Parrish’s seat on the board. Julia Perry also serves on the board. See Coalition — Page 2 See Board — Page 2 See Denial — Page 2

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In his diary, Lindbergh wrote, “We must limit to a reasonable amount the Jewish inuence. Whenever the Jewish percentage of total population becomes too high, a reaction seems to invariably occur. This is too bad because a few Jews of the right type are, I believe, an asset to any country.” As leader of the America First Committee, Lindbergh swayed millions at mass rallies held at New Y ork’s Madison Square Gardens and Chicago’s Soldier Field. America’s tepid response to the deteriorating status of European Jews was not unique. The newspapers were generally shallow in covering events. In 1996, New Y ork Times correspondent A. M. Rosenthal wrote that “The charge has often been made that the New York Times’ coverage of the holocaust was grossly inadequate . the charges were justi ed. Few newspapers w ere much better, burying coverage on the back pages and obscuring that the events w ere directed at Jews. Newspapers in Britain and elsewhere were no better. In 1939, a bill opposed by the Roosevelt administration, which would admit 20,000 J ewish children into the United States, died in committee. The German Ministry of Propaganda, in 1939, sought to use a hollow show of sympathy for the Jews by permitting The Saint Louis, to depart for Havana, Cuba. A majority of the 938 passengers had applied for U. S. visas but even before the ship departed Hamburg problems developed. Joseph Gerbels sought to show that despite condemnations from other nations regarding German behavior towards Jews, especially six months earlier with Krastallnacht, their own people did not want to take the Jews either. Only small numbers w ere being admitted and obstructions were continually being erected. The U. S. state department sent a telegram to their consulate in Cuba asking that documents not be processed. Most of those on board viewed Cuba as only a temporary port on their way to the United States. Cuban President Frederico Laredo Bru invalidated all issued landing certi cates and declared that only those posting a $500 bond and receiving written authorization from both the Cuban secretary of state and secretary of labor would be allowed ashore. 2,500 Jewish refugees had already arrived in Cuba and with severe unemployment still the norm, demonstrations against the new arrivals escalated. An anti-Semitic demonstration of 40,000 people, organized by former president Grau San Martin had marched through the streets of Havana less than three weeks before the arrival of the Saint Louis. “Fight the Jews until the last one is driven out,” Grau had declared. The world press followed the plight of the Saint Louis as it was ordered out of Cuban waters. Negotiations continued without results as the ship slowly sailed towards Miami. Docking at Ft. Lauderdale, they were again not permitted ashore. One desperate passenger had already committed suicide. But the state department was adamant that the quota of 27,370 a year had already been lled and it would not be right to let these new applicants leap-frog over those waiting in line. Fortune Magazine took a poll of American attitude on granting an exception. While expressing sympathy, 83 percent opposed relaxing immigration restrictions. German propaganda triumphed over the seemingly two-faced policies of other nations. Limping back to Europe, the passengers were sent in small numbers to other nations to avoid popular criticism that they already had enough immigrants. Britain took in 288, the Netherlands 181, Belgium 214, and France 224. Of these, 254 would die in the holocaust that was soon to come. The same forces that caused the United States and other nations to turn away from the plight of the Jews over seventy years ago still exist today. Fear that the new immigrant is different than earlier immigrants, that they will supplant the native culture and drive down wages by working for less, are genuine fears held by many. But ours is also a dynamic society that has evolved from the richness of other cultures. The fear of how much immigration to permit and at what pace has driven our current discussion on immigration. Many today would like a return to the controls of the Johnson-Reed Act and bemoan the liberalized immigration policy established in 1965. Others would seek an even more opendoor policy than currently legislated. Seeing through the lens of the past makes us better judges of what should be done. spending their money. They are spending our money.” He suggested an appeal to the governor if SFWMD does not become more responsive to the needs of the residents of the 16 county area it serves. “They buy land on whims and gure out later what they are going to do with it,” Commissioner Echols charged. Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall suggested the counties in the coalition coordinate lobbying issues on common causes such as displeasure of SFWMD policies. “We need to get projects completed,” was the opinion of Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard who said SFWMD does not have consistent plans for nishing projects. Hendry County Commissioner Carson Turner said he was tired of being criticized for SFWMD projects in his county that were not completed. “We need to see dirt turned. We need to see progress made,” he asserted. Daniel O’Keefe, of the SFWMD Board of Governors, responded to some the issues addressed. He said he and Commissioner Echols had spoken the day before. “He may have been surprised that I agree with a lot of his thoughts and concerns and frustrations,” Mr. O’Keefe said. He added that he wanted to make SFWMD more responsive to the counties served. He said he was working with SFWMD staff to nd funding for dredging Moore Haven Canal. He said that while the C43 Canal is a very expensive project, SFWMD staff is looking to break that project down into doable segments. “We are going through our land assessment right now to look at what lands can be surplused,” Mr. O’Keefe said. He said SFWMD is looking at lands not being used and deciding what lands can be put back on the tax rolls. He pledged this would be a transparent project. After an extensive public review process he said any lands declared surplus must be sold at fair market value. “I will follow up directly with the chairman,” he asserted. Mr. O’Keefe also said he would respond to individual coalition members. “I serve on a volunteer basis and I am here to serve you and your constituents.” Turning to other action, Lt. Col. Tom Greco, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ deputy commander for South Florida gave the coalition an update on COE’s work. He said that 21.4 miles of cutoff wall, a wall built in the dike to strengthen it, has been constructed between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade. That project will be of cially completed this year. The ongoing culvert replacement project will be completed by 2018. Aging metal culverts will be replaced with concrete structures that have a life span of 50 to 100 years. A contract will be awarded this year for a seepage management test. The colonel said the Dam Safety Modi cation Study would include the entire 143 mile embankment and structures. Multiple alternatives will be developed and analyzed to reduce risk. The study should be ready for public comment the summer of 2014 and it should be approved in 2015. Because of the priority of the levee he said most levee projects receive adequate funding. In the next scal year three additional contracts will be awarded on the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. At 14.27 feet the colonel said the lake was higher than it has been on this date for the last two years. He said he would like to come back and address the coalition during the rainy season and give a detailed presentation of water management. Commissioner Echols asked when the lake could be held at higher levels. The colonel said it would be several years before the lake regulation schedule would be changed. In the meantime his organization is trying to manage the lake the best it can with the existing schedule. During pubic comment time, Paul Gra y of the Florida Audubon Society reminded the coalition that there is $25 million in the current state budget to acquire conservation easements. He said these easements will keep land in agriculture while protecting the environment. Ed Fielding asked that releases to the St. Lucie be stopped and releases to the Caloosahatchee be reduced. Martha Musgrove of the Florida Wildlife Federation urged coalition members to lobby their congressmen for more funding for Everglades restoration projects. on the Hendry County Development Council’s Education Task Force. He has served as Chairman of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, on the Florida Citrus Commission, as President of Florida Citrus Processors Association, the HendryGlades Leadership Board, and as a board member of Hendry County’s two regional planning organizations, Florida’s Heartland Regional Development Initiative (FHREDI) and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC). BoardContinued From Page 1 DenialContinued From Page 1 CoalitionContinued From Page 1 Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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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.familyeyecarelabelle.com 3 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 LaBelleVincent Charles Billings, 37, was arrested March 8 and charged with sale of marijuana schedule 1 and possession of marijuana w ith intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc., schedule 1. M. Yeomans was arresting of cer. Christina White, 28, was arrested March 8 and charged with possession of harmful new legend drugs without a prescription, possession of methamphetamines schedule 1 and possession/use of drug equipment. Sgt. J. Olvera was arresting of cer. Juan Jose Lopez, 16, was arrested March 5 and charged with possession of marijuana w ith intent to sell etc., possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and FTA misdemeanor. T. Marshall w as arresting of cer. Caitlin Pannell, 14, was arrested February 28 and charged with dealing in stolen property. T. Marshall was arresting of cer.ClewistonHector Torres, 53, was arrested March 10 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. Sgt. Blackman was arresting of cer. Puri cacion Romero, 55, was arrested March 9 and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. A. Campbell was arresting of cer. Santa Anna Rodriguez, 45, was arrested March 8 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender. CPD Of cer S. Chamberlain was arresting of cer. James Mills, 25, was arrested March 7 and charged with aggravated battery offender knew, should have known, the victim was pregnant. R. Crosswell was arresting of cer. Vernita Jones, 19, was arrested March 6 and charged with uttering a false bank bill, note, check, draft. CPD Of cer S. Bozzi was arresting of cer. Alberto Valdez, 22, was arrested March 5 and charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession/use of drug equipment. Sgt. L. Richardson was arresting of cer. Javier Crespo, 33, was arrested March 4 and charged with battery touch/strike, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill, battery on an of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc. and resisting an of cer obstruction without violence. T. Nieves was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports A Fort Lauderdale man sustained critical injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Glades County March 10. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Brian K. Clement was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle westward on CR 731 when he failed to negotiate a left turn in he road. He left the roadway on the right side, struck a traf c sign and overturned. Mr. Clement was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol was not a factor. He w as cited for careless driving.One serious, two minor injuriesOn March 9 Edward W. Bebon, 20, of Clewiston received serious injuries in a crash on CR 78 According to the Flroida Highway Patrol, Mr. Bebon was traveling south on CR 78 in a 2007 Mazda RX8 approaching Elizabeth St. and lost control attempting to negotiate a left curve. He entered the west grass shoulder and struck a no passing zone sign with the front of his vehicle and began to rotate counterclockwise, striking a tree with its rear portion. The vehicle entered a ditch and caught on re. Passengers Cynthia Frederick, 16, and Sophia Whidden, 18, both of LaBelle, sustained minior injuries. Mr. Bebon and Ms. Frederick were wearing their seatbelts; Ms. Whidden was not. All three were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. Motorcycle crash in Glades 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 re 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, where 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 ght cancer Submitteed photoCommunity minded DAV marketplace gives over $100,000 to LaBelle and Hendry County projects. Located at Hwy. 80 W and MLK and open from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle A bid of $175,000 for the building at 88 N. Main Street in LaBelle was ultimately accepted at the February 26 meeting, after the bidder offered to pay closing costs as well. Speaking to the board, he told them the $300,000 price tag was way out of line. He noted that the property is 1.14 acres, however, one acre of that is drainage; the remaining .14 acres includes currently unacceptable setbacks and an easement for Burger King access. The building has been for sale for a year with only one bidder, the man whose counter bid they accepted that night. He told them he plans to put in of ce suites for local businesses and to use one section as a "lawyer's club" to be used by attorneys during court proceedings. The board also decided to turn the old probation of ce on Main Street over to a realtor, as should all county property to be sold. The listings should result in faster sales.In other business:Commissioner Janet Taylor suggested the county ask its federal lobbyist to nd out how the possible sequestration would affect Hendry County. The board agreed with Chairman Karson Turner's suggestion that Interim Count y Administrator Mark Lapp nd estimates o f the cost of broadcasting county commission meetings. A large group of 4-H supporters came to voice their concerns about the moving of a LaBelle agent and a Clewiston agent to the opposite sides of the county. The group was concerned about the affect the switch of these veteran agents was having on the 4-H'ers and the loss of transportation for horse club members. In addition, commissioners were unhappy about the cost of gas paid for one of the agents. Mr. Lapp was directed to "work it out." County considers selling property

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4 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 6752541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. How Much Am I Worth?by Matt KindermannRecently I was speaking with a recruiter for a large local company and they were discouraged in the hunt for a competitive skill set, saying “even recent graduates are expecting top pay right out of school, and they can usually get it.” This is in contrast to many of our other customers who are frustrated with the relatively low pay offerings for the jobs they are looking to apply for. Scenarios like these beg to answer the question, “how much am I worth?” Just like the principles of commercial supply and demand, if there is a skill set that is missing locally and supply is low, then those demanding that skill set are typically offering higher wages to attract quali ed talent. Of course, some other wage variables include company size and pro t margin, whether the labor force is contractually organized or not, availability of alternate resources such as outsourcing or temp agencies, and value the employer places on that particular position. To see what others are earning in your career eld, go to www.glassdoor.com, click on the Salaries tab and enter a job title and location. You can use this resource to see how much you could be worth in other areas as well. However, Glassdoor is only as good as the information registered users have put in. So, if your position does not have adequate information, look at www. simplyhired.com/a/salary/home or www. careeronestop.org and click on “Salary + Bene ts.” There are de nitely regional differences in compensation. For instance, there is usually a difference in compensation between similar positions in rural areas and urban areas. Typically, this difference may be as much as 10%, but that is not a hard and fast rule. As an example, a typical entry level welder in Fort Myers may earn $1012/hour. Whereas a G3 certi ed welder at a manufacturer in Hendry County may start at $18/hour. Although, secretaries in Lee County may be earning $12/hour, where Hendry County secretaries are earning $10/ hour. Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For no-fee job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www. sw works.org and click on “Locations.” Matt Kindermann FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2013) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the vecounty area it serves the week of March 18, 2013. The grant workshops are meant to inform nonpro t agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation. According to the Community Foundation’s Director of Programs, Anne Douglas, the series will address changes to the foundation’s current grant programs and updates on the 3D initiative. “Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for nonpro ts,” said Douglas. “These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them.” Sessions include: Monday, March 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Alliance of the Arts located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers; Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Ave. in Clewiston, and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Economic Development Council located at 644 S. Main Street in LaBelle; Wednesday, March 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Naples Daily News located at 1100 Immokalee Road in Naples; and Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County located at 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties b y connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 scal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. Reservations are required by Friday, March 15. For more information, please call Anne Douglas at 239-274-5900, visit the web site at www. oridacommunity.com or RSVP to jremmel@ oridacommunity.com. SW Florida Community Foundation to hold grant workshops next week Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce is hosting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Ride Around the Lake Motorcycle Rally. Sheriff Steve Whidden and his Community Policing Unit invite you to this Annual Community Event to help raise money for the Youth Ranches. Come one and come all! Motorcycles, vintage cars and all others are welcome to participate. ***The mission of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches is to prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to our communities for years to come. Their values are: Children First, Integrity, Quality, Stewardship & Character*** With your help the entire community can assure the continuation of this worthwhile program When: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Registration will take place at Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Tiki Bar, 920 E. Del Monte Avenue, Clewiston, FL 9 a.m.10 a.m. Cost for the ride is just $10 per bike for ride bike/car show and $10 entry to compete. What: This will be a leisurely ride around Lake Okeechobee with suggested stops for rest. The day’s activities will be starting from Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and returning to the marina where we will have a car show, a bike show, live entertainment, door prizes, vendors, 50/50, food and refreshments All proceeds bene t the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches contact skelly@hendrysheriff.org or Suzy at 863-517-2202 for more information Hope to see you all there! HCSO sponsoring ride for youth ranches

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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 5 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Submitted photoFuel the FireChildren love to get rewarded for their achievements; the LaBelle Fire Department has begun their rst "Fuel the Fire for Reading" Program in the elementary schools. During the month of January the re department rewarded the students of Upthegrove Elementary. County Oaks Elementary School students participated in the program during the month of February. Every week the reman would go into the schools and deliver prizes to the students for achieving their goals in reading. The prizes include bookmarks, pencils, erasers, etc. At the end of the month the top three students in each grade are treated to a pizza lunch with the reman and goody bags lled with numerous surprises from businesses throughout the community. The re department would like to thank the following businesses and community partners for the goodies; Hendry County Sheriff's of ce, Sal Cal's pizza, McDonalds, Division of Forestry and the Florida Everblades. We are looking forwarded to spending time in the future with LaBelle Elementary School students! The Firehouse Community Theatre is pleased to announce their nal show of their 20th season; ""Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music," written by Lee Blessing and directed by Dave Johnson. This show stars: Laura Reed, Mike Shough, Doug Patterson, Linda Reecer and James Wingard. This show has little to do with Country Music or dancing; it isn't even a musical It is a funny, wacky look at life and love when a city gal meets a good ol' Texan Redneck! The show does contain some adult language. Showtimes are Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. and the following weekend Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets can NOW be purchased at their website www. rehousecommunitytheatre. com and are $12 if purchased in advance or you can still use the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 up to one hour before the production. Tickets purchased the day of the performance are $14, however, seating cannot be guaranteed. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. For more information about us or our upcoming performances, please call or visit our website! Firehouse Theatre practices nal play of the season The Firehouse Community Theatre is pleased to announce the annual Clarence "Bud" Jones Playwriting Competition this year with a rst place prize of $500 and a chance to see their play on the stage of the Firehouse Community Theatre. This competition is open to all full or part time residents of Glades or Hendry County, Florida and members in good standing of the "Arts of the Inland" artistic group, regardless of residency (children under the age of 18 must have their parent's/guardian's written permission). All submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language, meaning no profanity or explicit adult content, with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes. More details are available on their webpage at www. rehousecommunitytheatre. com or by calling the Box Of ce at 863-6753066. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013. Clarence "Bud" Jones served the Hendr y County School District at the Clewiston High School as their English Teacher for 20 years. Bud passed away in 1994 but left behind his love of the theatre with his family and most importantly, his brother John Jones. John and his wife Betty wished to honor Bud's memory by creating this competition in his name. It is the privilege of the Firehouse Community Theatre to help sponsor this competition in what will become an annual celebration of our local communities. Firehouse Theater: Playwriting Competition now ongoing Easter Egg Hunt coming to LaBelle Kiwanis Calling all kids from ages 12 and under! "Hop" on over to the Kiwanis Thrift Store on March 23rd starting at 10am 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!

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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! 6 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Keith L. Hall, 55LABELLE Keith L. Hall passed away March 4, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. He was born May 20, 1957 in Avon Park, FL, to the late C. L. “Hoppi” and Beverly (Williams) Hall. Survivors include, his mother; Beverly (Johnny) Johnson, one son: Bryce Hall and two daughters: Amanda Hall, Danielle (Joey) Greene, one brother: John “Britt” (Louis) Hall and one sister: Cathy (Kristie) Godwin; Grandchildren, Addison Greene, Avery Greene, Zachary Godwin, Jackson Godwin, Elijah Godwin; Ex-Wives, Kim Hall and Paula Hall He was harvest manager. Memorial services were held Friday, March 8, 2013, at 4:00 pm at Unity of Sebring Life Enrichment Centre, 10417 South Orange Blossom Blvd. Sebring with Rev. Andy Conyer of ciating. V isitation was Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at AkinDavis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. In Lieu of owers please donate to a scholarship fund for Keith’s son: Bryce Hall Scholarship Fund c/o First Bank of Clewiston 301 State Road 80 LaBelle, Florida 33935 Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelleRonald Edward Wilson, 65LABELLE — Ronald Edward Wilson was born Oct. 1, 1947 in Fort Myers, Fla. and went to be w ith the Lord on Mar. 6, 2013. Ronnie graduated from LaBelle High School, class of 1965. Upon graduation Ronnie joined the United States Navy. After his tour, he settled in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and retired from the State of Florida where he worked for Health and Rehabilitative Services as Assistant Secretary for Operations in Dade City Public Health. Ronnie returned to the LaBelle area in 2008. His maternal grandparents were Theodore and Thelma Yeomans; paternal grandparents were Joe and Pearl Wilson; and parents, Edward Wilson and the late Edna Lanier. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother, Edna; and one brother; David McLamore. He is survived by his father, Edward Wilson of Tampa; brother, Ted Lanier of Fort Myers; sister, Renni (Langford) Lietz of LaBelle; brother, Stanley Wilson of LaBelle. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBellePetra Cisnero Blanco, 77LABELLE Petra Cisnero Blanco passed away March 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1936 in Floresville, Texas, to the late Ted Cisnero Sr. and the late Isabelle (Salazar) Cisnero. Survivors include her husband, Ausencio Blanco of LaBelle; brothers, Joe Raymond Cisnero of LaBelle and Jesse Cisnero of Houston, Texas; sisters, Frances Cisnero Pena of Victoria, Texas and Mary Lou Medina of LaBelle. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz of ciating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Egg huntCome to the Egg Hunt at Eastside Baptist Church, 601 E. Hickpochee Ave., March 30, at 1 p.m.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 ALL THERE.Special play at Church of the Good ShepherdThe Franciscan Mystery Players will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd, located just east of city of LaBelle and one block south of State Road 80, 1098 Collingswood Parkway, will be playing Friday, March 15, The youth participating in this production are from the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Cape Coral. The play begins at 7 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd. A free w ill offering will be accepted. Franciscan Mystery plays are dramatic multi-media presentations of ve powerful living meditations. They employ special lighting, inspirational music, drama and soul-searching re ections, providing anyone 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.Gospel singThere will be a Gospel Sing held on Friday, March 15, at the Big Red Barn, Billy and Judy Swindle’s property, at 7500 West Hwy. 27 in Clewiston. Ken Binnion will be taking the stage at 7 p.m. For more information regarding this event please call 863-983-7256.CMUMC music studyCarlson Memorial United Methodist Church Certi ed Music Educator Hannah Czoski has opened enrollment for Senior citizens, or preschool music appreciation classes, group piano lessons with earphones for private learning, home school general music and theory classes, and much more, from ages 3 to 103. Seniors that have always wanted to do something musically and haven’t had the chance can slip into a chimes, classical composer, or boomwhackers class and feel comfortable. Classes are small, and run 6 to 8 to 10 weeks, or whatever you need them to be. Group prices are reasonable. Call Hannah at 239-271-4827. Church Briefs Submitted photoKiwanis PB&JKiwanis Club of LaBelle Key Club recently made about 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They helped to distribute these sandwiches to folks in our community on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the United Way Building in LaBelle. They worked with members from United Way and Salvation Army. One lady who received a sandwich was overheard saying “how wonderful, this is really comfort food!” The Key Club members from LaBelle High School really enjoyed helping with this community project and seeing the smiling faces of the people who received a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Pictured left to right: Key Club members Paola Rea and Azucena Cruz, Salvation ArmyLisa Sands, Key Club Advisor and LaBelle Kiwanis member-Tracy Nobles and Key Club member Salvador Carmona. (Not pictured: Arlene Bettencourt from United Way. Arlene is also the President-Elect for the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle) by Pudge LehmanMy friend Cheryl Puletti ... Yes, I have some friends... Found me a drinking glass with a witch that looks amazingly like me... short and stout... And the words underneath? Witches Brew... Can you believe it? A friend (now the count is up to two) told me she has a Sam’s Club card but likes to use her “cash back” card that has better bene ts than the one Sam’s will accept. Hint...When shopping in Walmart load up a Walmart gift card and use it when checking out at Sam’s... I keep a card only to pay for gas for a discount at Walmart gas stations. When doing your tax return make it the time to clear out receipts you no longer need. If you don’t have a shredder, ll your sink or dish pan with warm or hot soap y water and soak all your stuff that has any important numbers on it. I keep an empty dish detergent bottle lled with bleach to squirt into my dishwater. You can squirt some in this into the pan, too. Take a handful and make a ball and throw in the trash. When it dries there is no way anyone can get important info off of it. They turn into rocks. My friend, Patti McGill, (that’s three now) has nally retired from working at the school for one hundred years... O.K... Slight exaggeration... Now the challenge... Uncle Bill for 24/7... She may be looking for two jobs... We’ll see! Witches Brew

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7 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 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! Submitted by Sonja CrawfordThe Pee Wee Calf, Beef Breeding and Market Steer Show were held on Tuesday, February 12 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. The show consisted of pee-wee, 4-H and FFA members showing their calves, bulls, heifers, and steers. The steers exhibited at the show ranged in weight from 960 pounds to 1,220 pounds. Mr. Todd Thrift of Gainesville, Florida, served as the of cial judge for the evening. The pee wee show was sponsored by the parents, the beef breeding show was sponsored by Jim and Linda Bar eld, the steer show was sponsored by Family Eye Care and the belt buckles were sponsored by Triangle Chemical Company. Twenty-one calf exhibitors began the evening answering questions about their project. The Pee Wee exhibitors consisted of David Bischel, Jennalynn Davidson, Olivia Davidson, Tyler Davidson, Jacab Davis, J ohn Davis, Carli Hendry, Riley Howard, Kaelyn Murray, Ty Murray, Alisah O'Bern, CJ O'Bern, Granger Perra, Caden Pratt, Aaliyah Scott, Jathan Smith, Dallen Steelman, Gracie Swails, Landon Thigpen, Lawton Thigpen, and Kaydence Tindall All of the pee-wee exhibitors received a medallion for their participation as well as their hard work in raising a calf for the show. The beef breeding critters were judged on size, growth potential, muscle, balance, structural correctness, capacity, and sex characteristics. The steers were judged on muscling, correctness of nish, balance, capacity, size, as well as carcass desirability. Showmanship was judged on the ability to exhibit an animal to its best advantage, as well as the overall care and training of the animal. The exhibitors were also judged on control, presentation to the judge, awareness of the judge, as well as knowledge of the specie. Planning, practicing, and neat appearance will assist the exhibitor in being successful. In the Beef Breeding division: Blake Crawford, Justin Mickelsen, Micah Murphy, Kylie Perra, and Windall Tindall received blue ribbons for their breeding stock. Blake captured Grand Champion with his Angus bull. Kylie achieved Grand Champion with her Brahman heifer with Windall taking Reserve Champion with his Santa Gertrudis Cross heifer. In the Showmanship division: Blake achieved the rst place award with Windall capturing the second place award. In the Steer division: Jordan Lowery, Micah Mudge, Tristan Mudge, Adam Reinbott, Katelyn Steelman, and Windall Tindall received blue ribbons for their entry. Windall captured the Grand Champion award as well as the Hendry County Bred Grand Champion award with his 1,133 pound steer. The producer of Windall's calf was Jim Bar eld and was purchased by Pat and Karen Howell. Receiving the Reserve Champion award was Katelyn. Katelyn's steer weighin at 1,073 pounds and was purchased by H & H Harvesting. Tristan was awarded the Hendry County Bred Reserve Champion Award with her steer weighing 1,220 lbs. Mudge Ranch was the producer of Tristan's calf and was purchased by Hood Citrus. To be awarded the honor of receiving the Hendry County Bred Grand and Reserve Champion Steer award, the calf had to be born in Hendry County or the producer is a current member of the Hendry County Cattlemen's Association. Tristan achieved the rst place award in the Senior showmanship division with Katelyn taking the second place award. Windall captured the rst place award with Micah achieving the second place award in the Junior showmanship category. Furthermore, the rst place average daily gain award went to Tristan gaining 2.95 lbs/day with Windall's steer gaining 2.82 lbs/day winning the second place award. In the Junior Herdsman division: Adam Reinbott received the rst place award with the second place award going to Justin Mickelsen. In the Senior Herdsman division: Micah Murphy captured the rst place award with Jordan Lowery receiving the second place award. Adam, Blake, Justin, Katelyn, Kylie, Micah, and Windall are members of the A-1 Steer 4-H Club. Jordan is a member of the Double "H" Livestock 4-H Club and Micah is a member of the Clewiston High School FFA Chapter. The sponsors of the event are greatly appreciated as well as the LYL committee, 4-H / FFA leaders and parents. All of the exhibitors did a great job exhibiting their critters. The A-1 Steer 4-H Club is led by Mr. Jim Bar eld and Mrs. Patricia McGill, the Double "H" Livestock 4-H Club is under the direction of Mrs. Colette Willis and Mrs. Jane Swails, and the Clewiston High School FFA Chapter is led by Ms. Jennie Goeff and Mrs. Donn a Sparks. Ms. Jennifer Pack provided leadership to the Pee Wee calf exhibitors. Y outh shine during LaBelle Livestock Beef Show Submitted photo/ Sonja CrawfordBlake Crawford with his Grand Champion Angus bull. Submitted photoKatelyn Steelman and her Reserve Champion Steer.

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Designer Eyewear Sale!The largest eyewear selection in southwest Florida is now 30% OFF! ...and more!! In LaBelle! 870 W Hickpochee 863-674-0460 8 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Submitted photo/ Delia MinorsPower!Congratulations LaBelle Cowboys Powerlifting team for placing rst overall at the Travis Todd meet in Avon Park on March 7. The LaBelle Cowboys won two of three last week on the diamond as they defeated Clewiston 2-1 and Dunbar 9-2 before falling to a very tough Gulf Coast team 11-1. The Cowboys got a big two out pinch-hit from Junior Travis Burchard in the bottom of the sixth inning to score Senior Ronnie Burton from second base and give LaBelle the one-run lead they needed for a victory over their county rivals at home on Tuesday. Burton and Senior Kippy Stansly both had two hits apiece on the night for the Cowboys. Senior Austin Garcia continued his consistency on the mound pitching a complete game giving up only ve hits and striking out eight Clewiston Tigers. The Cowboys took to the road on Thursday and came away with a solid victory over the Dunbar Tigers behind a solid pitching performance from Burchard and a hot bat from Garcia. Burchard gave up only two hits and fanned 11 to even his record at 2-2 on the season. Garcia went four-for- ve at the plate and crushed his fth homerun o f the season. Ronnie Burton and Senior Tyler O'Ferrell added two hits apiece for LaBelle as they improved their district record to 3-1. On Friday the Cowboys headed to Naples and were dealt a tough defeat at the hands of the Gulf Coast Sharks. The Sharks jumped on the Cowboys for ve quick runs in the rst inning and never looked back. Senior Alton Burton had three of the Cowboys' ve hits but it wasn't enough against the solid Shark squad. Garcia and Junior Jarred Miller had LaBelle's other two hits. Burchard, Garcia have big week by Sarah LappIn 1990, LHS Girls track team member C. Grant ran the 2 mile in 13 minutes 29 seconds. On Wednesday, March 6, Freshman A na Arreola broke the 23-year drought by clocking in at 13 minutes and 14 seconds at the Viking Invitational at Bishop Verot. But A rreola was not the only girls track team member who stood out that day. Senior Tania Cruz took rst place in the shot-put and Senior Kayla Keller placed rst in the 100 meter dash. The Cowgirls were overall runners-up at the Viking Invitational, defeating the Vikings and only trailing behind St. John Newman. "Before my heat, I was expecting to get my normal times, which were around 13:50. The weather was extremely cold and windy, so I had no hopes to beat the record, I was not even thinking about it," Arreola remembered. The blustery weather proved a dynamic advantage as Arreola got on the last straightaway of her 8th lap around the track. Long Distance Head Coach Jenny McClain screamed at her superstar Ffeshman to "push it, you're almost there! You got this!" Arreola passed numerous competitors as she nished in 13:14. This new time was short lived though, as Arreola broke her own record the very next day at Charlotte High School. She ran the 2 mile in 12 minutes 57 seconds, setting yet another school record. "Ana just has a natural talent for this. She puts in amazing effort too. After seeing her during Cross Country season, I knew she had potential. Also, since I have been coaching here, she is the rst freshman to break a record," Coach McClain beamed. At the Viking Invitational Senior Tani a Cruz took rst place out of 11girls in shotput, with a season best 25 feet, 4 inches. "After my second ight (throw) I knew I had it, judging by the other girl's distances. I could not believe it. This was my rst time placing First at a big Invitational. I've waited four years for this and it feels amazing," Cruz said. The Cowboy Invitational is Friday, March 22, beginning at 4 p.m. Girls track breaks records, rst runners-up at Viking invitational

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9 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 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 Hendry County Schools is offering a free Summer VPK program again this year. If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten in August and will be 5 years old by September 1, 2013, he/she is eligible to attend a V PK program. Children must be residents of Florida to be eligible, but they may go to any school at the completion of VPK. The program at COES is an excellent way to prepare y our child for regular school routines. The program runs from June 10th until A ugust 2nd from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Breakfast and Lunch are provided at no cost. Please call Richard Talada at 6744140 for information or stop by Country Oaks on one of the following days from 5–7 p.m. to register. Open registration will begin from 5 – 7 p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary School on March 21, April 11, April 25, May 9, and May 16. You may also come by during regular school hours to register for the summer VPK program as well. Students will work on learning the alphabet, numbers, computer skills, gross and ne motor skills during the course of the summer. Students participate in art and music activities as well. We look forward to working with your child this summer. Register early to reserve a spot for your child! Register for Summer VPK at Country Oaks Elementary Submitted photo/ Jodi HigginbothamLMS January Students of the MonthBack row from left: Tyler Gallegos (6th); Angel Vargas (7th); Brendan Herrera (8th). Front row from left: Yaritza Herrera (6th); Babi Galdamez (7th); Ryley Bowen (8th). Submitted photoFirst grade classes visit Heritage MuseumAll four rst grade classes from Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School recently visited LaBelle Heritage Museum on two separate mornings ending their local eld trips with a luncheon at Barron Park with a special brownbag treat prepared by the school cafeteria before their return to campus and their classrooms. Mrs. Figured and Mrs. Stevens walked their two classes of 16 students each, accompanied by parent chaperones, to the museum on Monday, February 11, and Mrs. Colbert and Mrs. Zimmerly brought their 32 rst graders, also accompanied by chaperones, to the museum the following morning, Tuesday, February 12. LaBelle Heritage Museum does have a special student membership for $1 a year that allows unlimited visits to the museum; however, students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the museum. LHM president Joe Thomas says these 64 rst graders were a joy, full of life and eager to learn about the museum's exhibits. The eld trips were evidently a success since the three second grade classes at UES are already scheduled for their visits to the museum. Thomas hopes that LaBelle Elementary School and Country Oaks Elementary School can schedule eld trips to the museum for their students but does realize budgetary constraints involved with transportation may prevent this. Services at animal clinicThe Caloosa Humane Society is now are special ordering diets from Hills, Royal Canin and Purina. All sizes of Trifexis now in stock, a once a month oral ea/heartworm prevention. You can schedule visits for nail trims, anal gland expression, ear plucking, medicated baths and more! Community Brief

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A ARP driver safety courseThe AARP Safety Class is being offered at the Healing Waters Church, 4501 N. Birchw ood Parkway/SR-80, LaBelle, Fl. The Pastor J ay GoForth will Host the Class on Thursday, A pril 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. To register, call 1-866-686-4634 (toll free). An A ARP volunteer will return your call and provide all the details. AARP members $12 class fee and non-members $14 class fee. Please bring a bagged lunch and a check. Future Classes will be offered at this location throughout the year.Health Department service hours changeThe Hendry and Glades County Health Departments have a variety of services to offer in the communities of LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven. The three Health Department sites have changed the hours of clinical service. Clinical hours at the three sites are Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop by or call the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments to meet the staff and to learn about the many services the health department can offer to you and y our family. Hendry County Health Departments: LaBelle: (863) 674-4041; Clewiston: (863) 983-1408; Glades County Health Department: Moore Haven: (863) 946-0707.Calling all bakers, bidders for dessert auctionThere will be a dessert auction to bene t Barron Library on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. The auction will be held at the library. If you would like to participate by bringing a baked item to sell, please contact the library at 863-675-0833 for complete details. The library is also looking for bidders to attend this fun event, and bid on all of the great desserts that will be available. All proceeds from the dessert auction will be used to subsidize the library's budget. Hope to see you there! A ttention caregiversSenior Choices of Southwest Florida will offer Thoughtful Thursdays for Caregivers beginning Thursday, April 4, from 1-3 p.m. at Hope Connections, 475 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle. The series will feature ve weekly sessions dedicated to issues affecting caregivers as follows: April 4, Medical Issues; A pril 11, Legal Matters; April 18, Financial Concerns; April 25, Caregiver Self-Care; May 2, Family and Community Dynamics. Presenters will be Britton Swank, Beth Prather and Chris Austin from Prather & Swank, Elder Attorneys; Maureen Jordan from Seacoast National Bank; Nova University Bachelor of Nursing candidates. Participants may register for individual sessions or the whole series at no cost, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please contact the Senior Choices Helpline toll-free at 1-866-413-5337. Workshop size is limited to 20 participants. Senior Choices is an area agency on aging and disability and aging resource center contracting with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to provide services to people age 60 and over.Hotdogs!...Get Your Hotdogs!Kiwanis Club of LaBelle will be at Ace Hardware on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. What could be better than a delicious grilled hotdog served by a smiling face? The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle will be grilling and selling hotdogs at Ace Hardwar Saturday, March 16th from 10am until 2pm. Lots of laughs and lots of smiles are guaranteed! You can also buy some tasty baked goods! Cookies and Brownies will be available to tempt your sweet tooth! Please stop by Ace Hardware on Saturday to help support your local Kiwanis Club. Your tummy will be glad you did!Sign up for Little Miss LaBelleGirls! Sign up for Little Miss LaBelle Thursday, March 14, at First Baptist Church from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Registration fee is $25. Grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade and you must attend a LaBelle school or live in LaBelle. The event will be April 13 at LaBelle High School Auditorium.Gun show at the LegionAmerican Legion Post 130 will have a gun show Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Tables $25; admission $5. Space is limited. For more information call 675-8300. Weapons classes available. The post is located at 699 Hickpochee Ave. www.legionpost130.com.St. Patrick’s Day DinnerAmerican Legion Post 130 will host a St Patrick's Day Dinner on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 4 p.m. Menu: Corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, carrots and rye bread. coffee/tea. For $8. Public welcome. Located at 699 Hickpochee Ave (SR 80) LaBelle. 863-675-8300.Tobacco-Free meetingThe Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnership will conduct a meeting/training on Wednesday, March 20, 4-6 p.m. at Clewiston High School, 1501 S. Francisco Street, Room 211 (Mrs. Elliott's Room), Business will consist of Tobacco Policy review, SWAT updates, Overview of Tobacco Goals, Tobacco Cessation class update and a workshop on Employer Cessation bene ts. For more information please contact Valarie James at 863-674-4041 ext 128 or valarie_james@ doh.state. .us. 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 Sherry Hanes, volunteer bus driver.Rummage saleThe American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Rummage Sale, Saturday, March 23, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 130 on SR80 across from the Shell station. Donations are welcome, please drop them off at the post, 863-675-8300. All proceeds will go to bene t the Auxiliary Programs and Veterans.American Legion Auxiliary to meetCome 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.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 will 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!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 website: 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 Florid a 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. ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 10 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Community Briefs

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MCA activities for MarchThe Muse Community Association events for March include: 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 863-6740467. Spaghetti and scholarshipsThe LaBelle Community Woman’s Club w ill be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Scholarhip Fundraiser on March 17, from 1-4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse located at 382 Hickpoochee Avenue. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a beverage. Dessert will also be available al la carte. The cost for the dinner is $7 and all monies collected will go directly towards the scholarships that are awarded to our local high school seniors to help with the cost of college. Tickets are available at the clubhouse Tuesday mornings from 9-11 and at the door the day of the event. Come show your support for our community. A A 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.Legion sh fry and breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fry every Friday, 5-7 p.m. Check out buffet breakfast the rst and third Sundays every month, 699 SR 80W.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-can-eat 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. American Legion Auxiliary to meetCome 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.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.Lehigh Singer' Sweet SoundsCome enjoy the free concert by “Sweet Sounds” Saturday, March 16, from 4–6 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 705 Leeland Heights Blvd., Lehigh Acres. Bobbee Cera has entertained from the Fontaine Blue in Miami Beach, the Spyglass Lounge in Fort Lauderdale to numerous locations in Toms River, New Jersey, Spring Lake, New Jersey and many other landmark locations in both New Jersey and Florida. She’s a local Lehigh treasure who would like to share the great music of “Sweet Sounds” with you and your friends. Don’t miss it! A free will offering will bene t the LeHigh Singers, a 501(c)3 organization.Conservationists to meetThe Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 28, at 1 p.m. in the large conference room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public. Racing SaturdayOn Saturday night March 16, the winged Florida mini sprints return to Hendry County Motorsports Park to do battle on the 3/8th mile high banked Everglaees clay. Their w inged machines top 100 m.p.h. down the straightaways and glide sideways through the corners. On the night all teachers from Hendr6y, Glades, Collier and Okeechobee will be admitted absolutely free in honor of their hard work and dedication. All other adult tickets are as usual; kids under 12 free. Also, racing this night will be the street stocks, open wheel modi eds, limited late models, mini-stocks and thunderstocks. The speedway is located ve miles south of Moore Haven on Hwy. 27. For more information call 673-4325 or 983-3478 or go to hendr y racin g com. LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker Mobile home on 5 acresƒ REDUCED to $99,500 Manufactured home in Riverfront CommunityƒPossible Owner Financing Availableƒ REDUCED to $79,900 Manufactured home in Retreat Atmosphere Gated Communityƒ REDUCED to $150,000 2009 manufactured home, very well maintained in Moore Haven. $28,000 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.comDonna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, Paul Meador, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons and Denise WalkerLUXURY HOME IN THE COUNTRY „ big enough for family and friends + swimming in the caged pool, shooting pool in the huge family room, or cooking in the gourmet kitchen/breakfast room! Outdoors, enjoy the spacious acreage all in semi-improved scenic pasture. The renovated home looks brand new with its split floor plan including spacious master bedroom, bath, and office with French door entry. $450,000 RENTAL: 3 bedroom 2 bath home on the river; $1,300/month WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $40,000 and up Commercial acreage in Port LaBelle. Call for locations and sizes available. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $119,000 Just north of the LaBelle bridge. Tons of room to expand. Adjoining property being sold together with this piece. Total of 1.44 acres. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the city MOBILE HOMES Belle, oversized lot, woodlike ”ooring, carpet, master bath has tiled shower, and much much more. Priced to sell at $69,900. $50,000. living area. Near schools/shopping $39,900. home on .31+/acres. 1,600+/sq. ft. living area, “replace, and oversized master suite. $39,900. on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $35,000. of an acre. Needs some TLC $25,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. sion $13,500. $15,000. $13,500. $12,500. $4,950. SOLD Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLDSOLD 11 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Community Briefs Sport Shorts

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting March 19, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 438607 CN/CB 3/14/2013 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 REQUEST FOR BIDS HENDRY COUNTY OVERHEAD ROADWAY LIGHTING CONSTRUCTION ON SR 80 AT COLLINGSWOOD PARKWAY AND FORREY DRIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT NUMBER: 416230-1-58/68-01 BID NO. 2013-15 OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking bids for Overhead Roadway Lighting Construction on SR 80 at Collingswood Parkway and Forrey Drive. Firms pr operly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. In order to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m. on March 21, 2013, at which time all responses to this request wi ll be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any bids received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid conference to be held on March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hendry County Engineering, 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), PO Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address), or by calling 863-675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 436898 CN/CB 2/21,28;3/7,14/2013 Employment Full TimeSales Coordinator at mobile home dealership. Bi-lingual with some experience in either real estate, nancing or sale. Must be willing to work 6 days a week. Call Kenny 863-675-8888 or 863-673-4325 to set up interview. 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds LivestockRabbits Bunnies variety of colors and sizes Your pick, all must go asking $5.00 each For more info please call Crystal or Steven 863-675-4372 863-673-0430 ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Ask about our move-in specials Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting. Full time bilingual Site Manager. Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities. Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident. Handicap units available. Rental rates starting at $602. Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Monday Friday Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Apartments Houses RentLABELLE 2BR cottage in city limits, large yard with patio area, large shed, picket fence, screened in porch, & old Oak trees. $545/month. 863-675-0104 evenings. LABELLE 2br/2ba extra family room, garage, on large oak lled cul-desak, pool priv., $715. mth. 863-675-0104 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Houses RentLabelle 2/1, Laminate wood/tile oors, newer kitchen, nice fenced back yard w/large oak trees. $650 mo. + sec. dep. (863)673-8862 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 Lots SaleMontura Ranch Estates 1 acre lot. Lot is developed and ready for a home. Call 863-673-6500. Mobile Home RentCRESENT ACRES 2br 2bath mobile home. $300/mo. or $75/wk Call 863-612-5214. LaBelle 2 & 3 br. mobile homes. AC. $200 deposit. $140 wkly. Call: 863-673-3658. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentTravel trailer w/attached Florida Room 1bd/2bath Family room, dining room, laundry and storage shed. Unfurnished. Small pets allowed. Adults only 55+ Whisper Creek RV Resort $650 month 863-234-0538 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Fifth WheelsFor Sale Stationary 31” 2002 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel, has 4’ anchors in each corner and wood skirting. 8’x30’ Florida room with a/c and heat strip, ceiling fan, vinyl windows. 5th wheel and slide out have an additional roof over for better insulation. 5th wheel has Sun Shades on windows. Residential style toilet, 3-way refrigerator and microwave. Located in Meadowlark Shores RV Park in Ortona. Price $6000 Call 863-885-1022 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it?

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00A.M. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1L45-R0 Guardrail repair and replacement Glades & Hendry Budget Estimate: $110,000.00 E1L46 Performance based storm water pond Manatee & Sarasota -Budget Estimate: $270,000.00 E1M47-R0 Pipe desilting, video inspection and repair Highlands & Okeechobee Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1M48-R0 Herbicide application Highlands Budget Estimate: $33,000.00 E1M49-R0 Routine maintenance of traf c Hardee, Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota Budget Estimate: $50,000.00 E1M50-R0 Misc. concrete and side drain repair Desoto, Hardee, Manatee & Sarasota -Budget Estimate: $200,000.00 Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 438352 CN/CB 3/14/2013 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1846 2009 1264432-A0000450100 Luis F. Viera Lourido & Christina A. Delgado The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the South-west one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1014 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437515 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Florida Softball Events, LLC conducting a Athletic Organization business at Labelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of NSA and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Florida Softball Events, LLC Ownership of NSA is as follows:100% Florida Softball Events, LLCIt is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of NSA under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Melissa Culbreth DATE: 3/8/2013 438602 CN 3/14/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Florida Softball Events, LLC conducting a Athletic Organization business at Labelle, Florida, under the ctitious name of Florida NSA and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Florida Softball Events, LLC Ownership of Florida NSA is as follows:100% Florida Softball Events, LLCIt is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Florida NSA under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Melissa Culbreth DATE: 3/8/2013 438603 CN 3/14/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 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 2147 2009 1364432-A0001170100 McKay Properties, Inc. The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 4789, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2013 which is the 4th day of April, 2013. Dated this 20th day of February, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 437439 CN 2/28 & 3/7,14,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/22/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 Dodge 2B3HD46T6H623028 438236 CN 3/14/2013 13 Caloosa Belle March 14, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.

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Hendry County Democratic Executive Committee will hold its March meeting in LaBelle this coming Thursday, March 21, at Don’s Steak House, 93 South Hall St., with the meeting set to begin a 6:30 p.m. Attendees planning to take advantage of Don’s excellent Sunset Menu are reminded to place their dinner orders by 6 o’clock, or they can order from the regular menu which includes the beest hamburgers in the area according to Florida pilots who frequently y to small Southwest Florida airports for lunch in nearby restaurants. This meeting is open to all, and Democrats registered to vote in Hendry County may participate in discussion but cannot vote on motions placed before the Hendry County DEC. Democratic County Chairman Joe Thomas said the major items to be considered w ill be the Florida Democratic Party, Democratic County Chairs Association, and Small County Coalition’s annual “Training the Florida Team” Retreat to be held in Tampa the weekend of April 12. The Retreat is open to county DEC Members, The Florida Democratic Party Executive and Central Committee members, Democratic Club and Caucus leadership, and Democratic National Committee members. The retreat will get Florida Democrats ready to defeat Rick Scott, and elect Democrats up and down the ballot, and across the State in 2014. Local Democrats will discuss voter registration drives in all precincts and communities in Hendry County throughout this year and up until the registration books close prior to the 2014 elections when Florida elects its governor and Hendry County elects County Commissioners and School Board members. Hendry County Democrats urge that every eligible citizen register to vote and also to request Vote By Mail ballots for every election possible. Chairman Thomas added there are Democratic Committee positions open in all 10 o f Hendry County’s precincts with being a registered Democrat in that precinct being the primary quali cation to become a precinct committee member. Thomas also said, “of course, attending regular meetings -at least one ever y other month -or getting a proxy to represent your precinct when you cannot attend a meeting is an unspoken requirement for any good Democrat serving on the committee.” 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 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 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-25 IN RE: CHARLES RONALD REYNOLDS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that a Petition for Summary Administration has been led in the estate of Charles Ronald Reynolds, deceased, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975; that the decedent’s date of death was December 24. 2012; that the total value of the probate estate is $28.00, and that the names and addresses of those to whom non exempt property has been assigned by such order are: Thomas Reynolds 401 SE 19th Lane Cape Coral. FL 33990-2240 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this Court, WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CREDITORS CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: MARCH 14, 2013. Person Giving Notice: GLENN REYNOLDS and THOMAS REYNOLDS Petitioners 401 SE 19th Lane Cape Coral. FL 33990-2240 438272 CB 3/14,21/2013 Public Notice APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! 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