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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 01-31-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3133 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t90. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $500 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/13.DRIVE A NEW 2013 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $209 PER MONTH.* Thursday, January 31, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 5 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle A jury returned a guilty verdict on all three counts rst degree murder, arson and battery with a deadly weapon January 24 in the state's case against Vernon Stevens. He had pled not guilty. The 12-member jury found that Stevens was culpable in the 2007 death of 60-year-old Epitacio Antonio Hernandez-Beltran. Stevens did not take the stand in his own defense. In 2008 Stevens' partner, Raymond Alberto Diaz, pled No Contest to second degree murder, rst degree arson dwelling and robbery with a deadly weapon. He was adjudicated guilty on all counts. He was sentenced to natural life for the murder and robbery charges, and 30 years for the arson. Sentences are to run concurrently. The murder occurred on the night of October 16-17, 2007. The victim was beaten, kicked, hog tied and eventually strangled in his mobile home in Montura. His mobile home was then set a re. However, the re was doused by the Montura Fire Department, leaving the corpse and vital evidence intact. The body was discovered by re ghters, who had been called by a neighbor who noticed smoke coming from the home early on October 17, 2007. The trial was held in Twentieth Circuit Court Judge Christine Greider's courtroom in LaBelle and argued by defense attorneys Terrence Lenamon and Kevin Shirley. Assistant State Attorney Dan Feinberg and Denise Kaiser handled the prosecution. Proceedings began January 2. After being charged with the deliberation of the case in the midafternoon of January 23, the jur y returned its guilty verdict the next afternoon. During the trial jurors intentl y watched a videotaped interrogation of Stevens made about a week and a half after the murder. Later, after retiring to deliberate, they would ask to review the interrogation tape again, along with its transcription. In that videotape, Stevens had said the murder was not his fault he did not commit the murder, Stevens ‘guilty’; penalty phase begins A 26-year-old LaBelle man has been charged with DUI Manslaughter in a January 27 crash that took the life of an 81-year-old Naples man. The mishap occurred at 8:55 a.m. on Immokalee Drive at N. 9th Street in Immokalee. According to the Florida Highw ay Patrol, Victor Felix Moreno, 26, of LaBelle was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer and was traveling east on Immokalee Drive approaching the intersection with N. 9th Street. At the same time Joel M. Feinson, 81, of Naples was traveling north on N. 9th Street driving a 2008 Lexus, approaching the same intersection. FHP states that Moreno ran the stop sign as the Feinson v ehicle proceeded through the intersection. The Moreno vehicle struck the Feinson vehicle's left side, causing the Moreno vehicle LaBelle man involved in fatal crashSee Fatality — Page 2 See Verdict — Page 2 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantCritter CrazyDog owners and their pets welcomed the opening of the new LaBelle Dog Park on January 21. Here, Martha Andrews helps four-year-old Papillon get the idea at the new agility station. See story on Page 2. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle At their January 22 commission meeting, commissioners discussed amendments to the Rodina Sector Plan for a planned community south of LaBelle to ensure that it includes sites for public schools and private schools as well as is compliant with road Level of Service requirements. Commissioners Darrell Harris also asked if there will be sites for public safety re department, EMS, sheriff's department. the answer from Assistant Planner Sarah Catala was yes, those sites have been identi ed. The motion to approve the revised comprehensive plan policies passed unanimously.Four CornersLee County authorities of the 298 district at the BOCC items from Rodina to lobbyistsSee BOCC — Page 2

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by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Dogs love to run and play, investigate and “talk” to others just like humans do. Unfortunately, humans and dogs sharing recreational areas doesn’t always work out so well. So now, dogs in the LaBelle area have a park all of their own. On January 21, Parks and Recreation, along with the LaBelle Woman’s Club, celebrated the opening of the LaBelle Dog Park, located at the old BMX track, across from the Caloosa Humane Society. Dogs and their owners waited a long time for that day to come, but those years have paid off. The park has lots of open space for dogs large and small to just be dogs. Areas for large and small dogs are separated by a fence, helping ensure that everybody will play nice. There are also two holding pens where owners can safely leave their dogs while they take a quick break to answer nature’s call themselves. Of course, owners are expected to pick up any little packages their pet leaves, so the area will stay nice for everyone. There are water spigots so the doggies can get a cool drink. Just bring your own bowl. It will take another $1,000 or so to provide a little more elaborate watering device if people want them. There’s even an agility area set up where the dogs can really get a workout. The park should be open daily and there are lights available if there is enough interest in using the park after dark several nights a week. There’s also a special covered area for doggie owners to relax while their fourlegged friend enjoys his or her freedom. The Dog Park is the result of about six years of work and dedication by the LaBelle Woman’s Club through Pet Fest events. Animal Control oversees the park, so make sure your pet’s immunizations are up to date. Animal Control personnel will be by periodically checking, for the welfare o f all the animals. Dog day doin’s at the new LaBelle Dog Park 2 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013Lee County line has asked Hendry County to accept its extra discharge at the Four Corners in emergencies. The board determined that it would be all right if the County Line Ditch can handle the extra ow without ooding landowners. In exchange Hendry Cuonty would gain access to road easements along the west side of the ditch for maintenance. Public Works Director Shane Parker said he is still negotiating and the plan may not w ork at all. He will bring back the plan later w ith more information. A l Don Farming RoadThe board discussed Al Don Farming Road waste collection problems. Without easements residents pile trash up at the corner of SR 80, creating a regular eyesore and W SI can’t get a truck down the road, nor can emergency vehicles negotiate the road. Commissioners decided to use money from the Mid County MSBU, of which that area is a part, to keep up the road maintenance. The work is to be dne by county road and bridge workers.LobbyistsThe county will look into how effective its Washington, D.C. lobbyist is. Board Chairman Karson Turner wanted to know, “Are we burning money?” The board agreed that Tallahassee lobbyist Joe Spratt is ”tapped in” at the state level and a great asset. Commissioner Turner also suggested that it would be bene cial for board members to go to Wshington periodically to touch base with legislators and make Hendry County a known presence. but, he said, “I didn’t stop it.” The state presented its case this way: On the night of October 16-17, 2007, Vernon Stevens and Raymond Diaz went to Mr. Beltran’s 236 Avenido Del Sur residence in Montura to rob him for money to buy drugs and to steal his car. Mr. Diaz, who suffered from some dementia, was alone that night because his wife was hospitalized. According to the state’s case, Stevens and Diaz went to the Beltran home three times that night. The rst time Diaz went to the door while Stevens waited “in the shadows.” The second time they were there was when the murder occurred. The third was to set the home ablaze. Stevens was the rst to hit the victim, using a blue mag light, then began kicking him. The state showed evidence that the victim was hog tied with electrical wire around both ankles and wrists, attached to a white wire around his neck. Stevens said they originally went to the Beltran residence to rob him. They wanted money for drugs and also planned to take the victim’s car, which had a dead battery at the time. In the interrogation videotape Stevens blamed Diaz for the transition to murder and claimed to try to talk Diaz out of it. Stevens said that failed so he grabbed the wire that wa attached to the victim’s neck from Diaz and pulled as hard as he could. He was trying to kill him quickly and stop his suffering, he said. Stevens pulled so hard he broke the wire, which was retied to nish the murder. According to the videotape, at one point Stevens told Diaz to stop choking Mr. Beltran and let him “pray to his God.” The state argued that, after the murder the men took a jewelry box with costume jewelry, two gold necklaces, a purse containing coins and numerous cigarettes. The y never got the car running. Three pairs o f shoes were presented as evidence. One o f them, a pair of brown Puma sneakers, was linked to the actual killing of Mr. Beltran b y the tread pattern which matched markings on the victim’s head. The state said Stevens knew the victim; knew that he had dementia and would not recognize him afterward. Therefore, Mr. Beltran did not have to die to preserve his attackers’ identity. Mr. Feinberg told the jury about Stevens, “He was in this all the way.” Defense attorneys Terrence Lenamon and Kevin Shirley tried to create doubt in the juror’s minds that Stevens actually killed Mr. Beltran, arguing that Diaz was the actual killer. Defense attorney Kevin Shirley’s nal argument asked the jury to keep an open mind, adding that only 12 opinions mattered theirs. He told the jury the state had little or imsy evidence and lacked substantial forensics like ngerprints and DNA. In his rebuttal Mr. Feinberg noted that Stevens and Diaz made three trips to the Beltran residence that night. At any time, he said, Stevens could have changed the course of the evening, but went through with the murder anyway. Before sending the jury to deliberate, Judge Greider explained to the jury that Stevens had the right not to testif y and that they should not read anything into that fact. She told them that the law does not require the defendant to prove anything and explained to the jury all the lesser offenses included in the overall charges and that their verdict had to be unanimous. Verdict Continued From Page 1 BOCC From Page 1 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantIt was ribbon cutting day at the LaBelle Dog Park January 21. Pictured from left: Carol Kraft of the LaBelle Woman’s Club, Commissioner Darrell Harris, Sharyn Schlitter of the LaBelle Woman’s Club, Recreation Director Ramiro Rodriguez, Diane Fidanza of the LaBelle Woman’s Club and Animal Control Supervisor Doug Morgan. to travel northeasterly onto the north shoulder of Immokalee Drive. The front of the Explorer knocked over a “No Parking” sign and post, then continued on and struck a standing tree. The Feinson vehicle came to a nal rest straddling both lanes of Immokalee Drive. Moreno sustained minor injuries and was transported to Naples Community Campus North Campus. Both men were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Cpl. J.E. Gissendaner is the homicide investigator. FatalityContinued From Page 1

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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 3 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 LaBelleRoberto Miguel Zavala, 17, was arrested J anuary 23 and charged with simple assault intent/threat to do violence, criminal mischief under $200 and burglary of an occupied dwelling unarmed. R. Shepherd was arresting of cer. Alex Rodriguez, 15, was arrested January 23 and charged with simple assault intent/ threat to do violence, criminal mischief under $200 and burglary of an occupied dwelling unarmed. R. Shepherd was arresting of cer. Bryan Scott Boyle, 36, was arrested January 28 and charged with a moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent offense. N. Kirk was arresting of cer. Melissa Elaine Howard, 29, was arrested J anuary 28 and charged with possession of harmful new legend drugs without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession/ use of drug equipment. N. Kirk was arresting of cer. Joseph Andrew Munson, 24, was arrested January 14 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent. C. McVey was arresting of cer. Kimberly Faith Casten, 36, was arrested January 13 and charged with a moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer. Kimberly Jane Lundquist, 36, was arrested January 10 and charged with production of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamines, possession/use of drug equipment, possession, manufacture, delivery of drugs and possession of listed chemicals for manufacture of controlled substance. Cathy Jean Kist, 42, was arrested January 11 and charged with contempt of injunction of violate no contest order. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer. Robert Michael Thielen, 30, was arrested January 14 and charged with fraud uttering a false bank note, bill, check or draft and counterfeiting of a public record, certi cate, etc. D. White was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Submitted photo/ Michel FidlerRotary speakerBrenda Hoots, the newly elected Supervisor of Elections for Hendry County, presented information about her new role in the of ce she took over just couple of weeks ago. She talked about her of ce responsibilities as well as plans for improving voter turnouts. Every year, American Legion posts nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services. Saturday, February 2, The LaBelle American Legion Post 130 will host the Four Chaplains Service at 1:30 p.m. at Post 130 located on SR80 West, across from the Shell Station. Refreshments will be served. Please join us in supporting our Veterans ~ Everyone is Welcome It's open to the public. On Feb. 3, 1943, the United States Army Transport Dorchester a converted luxury liner was crossing the North Atlantic, transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. Aboard the ship were four chaplains of different faiths: Reverend George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, Reverend Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic). Around 12:55 a.m., a German U-boat red a torpedo that struck Dorchester's starboard side, below the water line and near the engine room. The explosion instantly killed 100 men and knocked out power and radio communication with Dorchester's three escort ships. Within 20 minutes, the transport sank and more than 670 men died. Survivor, John Ladd, watched the chaplains' distribute life jackets, and when they ran out, they removed theirs and gave them to four young men. "It was the nest thing I have seen, or hope to see, this side of heaven," he recalled. As the Dorchester sank, the chaplains were seen linked arm in arm, praying. The four chaplains were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart. In 1948, Congress declared February 3 to be Four Chaplains Day. Learn more about the four chaplains by visiting The Immortal Chaplains Foundation (www.immortalchaplains.org) and The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation (www.fourchaplains.org). Four Chaplains Service commemorates bravery, faith Birchwood Parkway Work is under way to expand ve miles of SR 80 to four lanes from Birchwood Parkw ay to Dalton Lane. On Monday, January 28, 2013 through Wednesday, February 6, 2013, Birchwood Parkway will be closed on the south side of SR 80 while crews reconstruct the Birchwood Parkway intersection. This work is expected to take ten days. Motorists may use Collingswood Parkway and Cedarwood Parkway to access SR 80. Birchwood Parkway on the north side of SR 80 is open to traf c.Kirkpatrick RoadHendry County Road & Bridge reports that Atlas Railroad Construction Company will be constructing a new railroad crossing on Flaghole Road approximately one mile north of Kilpatrick Road. They will be closing approximately 140 feet of Flaghole Road to traf c on Saturday, February 9, at 6 a.m. and reopening the road Sunday, February 10, at 6 p.m. Those south of the RR crossing are advised to follow the detour around to CR 833. Thank you for your patience and please drive carefully. Roads closed Barbara N. Willard, P.A., Certi ed Public Accountant, announces the addition of three new professionals to the practice. Trish White from Clewiston is an Of ce Administrator/Bookkeeper and has over nine years experience while working on the East Coast. Liz Nunez, who has just relocated from Miami, is a degreed accountant working toward her master's degree in taxation and plans to pursue her CPA certi cate. She is bilingual and has extensive bookkeeping and tax experience. Tom Hunt has joined the rm to assist with business and corporate taxes. He operated a successful CPA practice in Indian a prior to relocating in Southwest Florida. The rm is happy to welcome these new people to their of ce and to the community. New staff members welcome at Barbara Willard CPA

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4 Caloosa Belle January 31, 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. Researching a Company by Matt KindermannMany good and very quali ed candidates never make it past the interview stage for usually one of three reasons: their personality does not t into the culture of the business; their resume was smoke and mirrors compared to their actual experience; or, they failed to prepare for the interview and blubbered their way through the questions as if it was the Spanish Inquisition. This week we will focus on where to go to get some background information on an employer so that you will have something to talk about during an interview besides how clean the restrooms are. By the way, ensure your bladder is empty before an interview; asking directions to the bathroom is bad form and gives the impression that you will spend a lot of unproductive time there. First, and perhaps the best way to investigate an employer, is to ask someone who already works there. If you know someone, or work close to where they work, or eat lunch where they do, talk to them. Without looking like a stalker, introduce yourself by name and state that you really admire their company and would love to have an opportunity to help grow their business. Do not linger with 20 questions, especially if your target is trying to eat lunch, but perhaps exchange LinkedIn connections and ask if they would mind mentoring you for other opportunities or reviewing your resume. Next, get on-line and conduct a search using their business name. If using Google, click on "News," then enter the company and hit search. This will give you any current events if any. Otherwise, visit their website and familiarize yourself with their mission statement, product line, services, partners and senior management biographies. Search the internet again using the names of the managers, and try to gure out who their competitors are. Remember all these names, write them down and make notes! Finally, look up the company nances using Yahoo Finance, or the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov/ edgar. Follow any links provided; dig as far as you can. This step is critical because you would not want to leave a decent job to start working on a ship that's sinking. Once you have all this information, do not be afraid to use it during the interview. Let the employer know that you are able to research and pull information, and that you are excited and feel positive about the company! Matt KIndermann Still a Great Place to LiveAfter the events of this past weekend, my faith in our community of being a great place to raise our children was renewed. We are constantly bombarded by the news of bad decisions and horrible acts but LaBelle showed what a small band of our youth and God can accomplish. The tragic passing of Ryan Hellard was the incident that triggered these forces into action; I would not try to list the names of the people involved because I may leave someone out. This group, led by a young lady, took it upon themselves to honor their friend by raising money for him. I am not a person who believes that God takes away people, or that we live by fate but that we make decisions and based on those decisions events take place. I do believe however, that given any situation if we "let go and let God" he is always in control and can take a bad thing and produce a blessing. The rst blessing was the work and fortitude of these young people. It was an amazing sight watching them wash cars and put together a Bar-B-Q on Ryan's behalf. They were tireless and dedicated to the task and showed our community the love they have for one another. The second blessing was the outpouring from the community to the cause of these young people. I have always believed that LaBelle is a loving, caring, and there in time of need place to live. This was proven once again with the generous gifts from you. These young people were amazed by donations from our local merchants and people in not only items needed but in money. I was honored watching people patiently wait in line for their car to be washed or the food to be served. It showed that even though at times things were not organized perfectly you, the community, were there to help Ryan not to have a service done or a meal served. I love this town for that. The last blessing is watching how our Lord works in these situations. It was amazing seeing people continually show up for the car wash, buy snow cones and purchase meals. Where God really showed how he was in control was a small quiet event that happened late Sunday while these young people were re ecting on the events of the previous two days. It helped let these young people know they were not alone and that the Lord knew their pain but everything was in his hands. Someone looked up and saw a cloud oating by that was in the form of a heart. To these young crusaders it gave comfort and belief that God is watching over us. Once again I want to THANK YOU LaBelle for helping raise our children by showing this kind of love and support for one another. Proud Citizen and Parent of LaBelle Jeff BurtonHometown LaBelle I went to a funeral today. It was for a 17 year old boy who would be graduating this year. I remembered the road to the cemetery because I had traveled weeks prior to say good-bye to a 27 years old school mate. And I will be attending another memorial soon for one of the prettiest girls I knew, a wife and mother of 3, who had only been 30 for a few months. It's obvious; over the past few months our town has been through what seems to be an unprecedented amount of heartbreak. Yet, through all the heartbreak this has been a time where our little town of LaBelle has really shined. We've seen friends comforting friends and strangers giving to strangers. I believe most of us have loved a little more and we were a little less angry about our own situations. I know for a fact that many residents have felt blessed just to see the outpouring of compassion toward those that are hurting. Our town has come together through the hardest times and while it is a sad time I have never been so proud to be a resident of LaBelle, FL. To drive up to Winn-Dixie and see all o f those LaBelle High School students washing cars to help the Hellard family with expenses was impressive. I'm sure their parents, teachers, and administrators are proud of a group of students so willing to give. Months ago a woman who went to school here but didn't live here was in an accident and lost a child. Her friends from school that are still here had a BBQ bene t to raise money. It's amazing, but not surprising, that LaBelle cares so much that it gives to those we knew for onl y a period of our lives. It isn't about the money either. It's about a people who come together in times of need, a people eager to help and do their part. You can say what you will about LaBelle, but you can't say we don't care. We love each other and we care about each other. And while that isn't always apparent, it is the truth. And it has shown over these past few months. Live and love, LaBelle. It's what you do best. May our friends never be forgotten, even apart from us they continue to bring out the best in people. Bianca Burke-Ross LaBelle: It’s about neighbors LHS reunion plannedThe LHS School reunion will be March 2 at the Dallas Townsend Ag Building on Pratt Blvd. It will be $10 per person for everyone that attended LHS any time up through the 50s. Send the money to Freida Bullington in advance if you can. Call 863-675-1070 or 863-673-3482 and let her know how man y will in attenance. Bring a covered dish and join the fun. They will eat at 5 p.m. so come as early as you like to visit. There will be an afghan toraf e and yearbooks and pictures to loo k through and enjoy. Ms. Bullington's address is: 478 Maple Dr. W. LaBelle. FL 33935. Call for any other information. Hope to see you there! Community Brief

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Elaine Clara (Anderson) Kane, 81LABELLE — Elaine Clara (Anderson) Kane, formerly of Mitchell, S.D., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at her home in LaBelle. She was born on May 22, 1931 at Storla to Leonard and Edna (Bibler) Anderson. She attended Thompson School thru the 8th grade and graduated from Letcher High school in 1949. She attended Rock Valley Collage. On Aug. 17, 1949 she married Lowell Kane at Artesian. They began their lives in Letcher, and Mitchell and moving to Rockford, Ill. in 1955. They raised their ve children in Rockford. She worked ten years at Riverside Nursing Home. Lowell and Elaine traveled and spent summers in Savanna, Ill. before retiring in LaBelle Fla. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Peggy; her parents; and one brother, Archie Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Lowell of 62 years; three daughters, Sandra Reed, of New York, N.Y.; Susan Kane, LaBelle, Pamela (Brian) Fleming) Machensey, Ill.; two sons, Tom (Penny) Kane, Byron, Ill., Tim (Rachel) Kane, Machensey, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Corrine (Lavern) Larson, Mitchell, Eldean Stekel, Mitchell, Thelma Tastad; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Anderson, Connie (Dick) Lidman, Karen (Gary) Krantz; and one brother-in-law, Mike (Donna) Kane. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Obituaries AA AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOOR SERVICE, LLC 239-214-1314Locally Owned Where Quality Counts!LIC#HC12-501.SP GOLF CARTS from Moyer s 239-470-8352 Refurbished pre-owned Carts Custom Cars, Rentals, Accessories, Parts, Tires, BatteriesMoyers Electric Car Rental, Inc 5775 W. State Rd. 80 LaBelle, FL at LOAD & LOCK Storage E-mail Roger at moyers.1@netzero.net HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 5 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 Christian Men to meetThe February meeting of the LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at Caloosa Baptist Church, 560 West Hickpoochee Ave, on Monday, February 18, at 7 p.m. The March meeting will be hosted by First Christian Church of LaBelle at Pastor Bill Maddox’s property off of G Road on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Directions will be provided prior to the event.Come to Judgement House at First Baptist Church LaBelle, February 1, 2 and 3 Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m. Sunday 4-8 p.m. Judgement House is a true-to-life drama, played out in a series of eight rooms that tells the story of the lives of the Taylor family, an all American family, and their teenagers’ friends. This year’s drama “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire,” is a story about a re, who lives and who dies and where the y spend eternity. This is a very real drama that takes about an hour to walk through and may not be appropriate for everybody or children under 10 years of age. Call the First Baptist Church LaBelle at (863) 675-2171 for more information and reservations. A group of 15-20 will go in about every 15 minutes. The First Baptist Church of LaBelle is located at 330 North Main St, LaBelle. Church Briefs Perfect attendance rewardedHorace Mann donated two ipod shuf es to LaBelle Middle School to be awarded for perfect attendance. A drawing was held and the winners are 8th grade student John Walker and Odalys Martinez-Villa. It reall y does pay to come to school every day and be on time. Thanks to Horace Mann and congratulations to the winners. Hopefully another drawing will be held for the second half o f the year. So, if you have perfect attendance and no tardies you can be in the running for the next give away. School Briefs Liberty Tax Service, the fastest growing tax service ever is opening a new of ce in LaBelle. The new Liberty Tax is located at 415 SR 80 (W. Hickopchee). This is the only compnay offering advanced refund loans and also has special on the spot incentives for ling through February 15. “We are excited to be expanding Liberty’s operations in LaBelle,” said John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service. “We pledge quality computerized tax preparation and superb customer service to the people of LaBelle.” About Liberty Tax Service Liberty Tax Service (www.liberytax.com) is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history, with over 3,500 of ces in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepareed over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 41 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE: JTX). Liberty Tax Service provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic ling, refund loans and online ling through eSmart Tax at www.esmarttax.com. Each of ce offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee and free tax return checking. Liberty Tax Service open in LaBelle Democrats from the 20th Congressional District chose Ramon Rodriguez chairman and Sofia Rodriguez vice chairman at the election meeting of the Florida Democratic Party in Lake Mary on January 26. Mr and Mrs Rodriguez from Hendry County’s precinct 3 were elected state committee members for Hendry County at a local election on December 20 and also serve on the 25th Congressional District Democratic Committee because Hendry County is in both congressional districts. \ Ramon Rodriguez said they will work closely with Allison Tant, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, and with Hendry County voters to promote the election of Democratic candidates at all levels in 2014 and 2016.Los Democratas del XX Distrito eligieron Ramon y So a RodriguezLos demcratas del XX distrito del Congreso eligieron Presidente Ramon Rodriguez y So a Rodriguez vice presidente en la sesin de eleccin del Partido Demcrata de Florida en Lake Mary el 26 de enero. Sr. y Sra. Rodriguez de distrito del Condado de Hendry 3 fueron elegidos a los miembros del Comit de estado para el Condado de Hendry en una eleccin local el 20 de diciembre y tambin servir en el Comit Demcrata de distrito congresional XXV porque el Condado de Hendry esta en ambos distritos del Congreso. Ramon Rodriguez dijo que trabajar estrechamente con Allison Tant, Presidente del Partido Demcrata de Florida y con los votantes del Condado de Hendry que promover la eleccin de los candidatos demcratas en todos los niveles en 2014 y 2016. So a Rodriguez dijo que ellos esperan trabajar tambin con el pueblo latino para crecer la participacin de demcratas en el condado de Hendry y los distritos congresional. Democrats choose district chairman The community is invited to the grand opening of CPR Tools Retail Store on Thursday, February 7, 5-6:30 p.m. The store is located at 462 E. Cowboy Way Unit #4. Enjoy refreshments, demonstrations and more! Come meet your neighbors and local business people. 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LaBelle Little League shares important informationLittle League drafts will be held January 31 and February 1. Your child should receive a phone call from his/her coach that week. Opening Ceremonies will be held Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Davis Pratt Park. A fter a barbecue dinner the games will begin. A ttention parents and business ownersRecently the Board Room of LaBelle Little League was broken into and we discovered today that all of our league bats were stolen. W e need to replace these bats before the season starts. If you have bats your children have out grown or no longer need please donate them to the league. If you would like to make a donation to help purchase new bats that would awesome as well. Please contact any of the LaBelle Little League Board Member’s for more information or to drop off donated bats. Michael Rothenhoefer Equipment Manager 863-234-1372 or e-mail labellelittleleague@gmail.com.Ranch Rodeo coming upHendry County Cattlemen’s Association presents the 4th Annual Ranch Rodeo at LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on SR 29 February 22 and 23 7 p.m.; Youth Rodeo February 23 at 9 a.m. and Open 4-D Barrel Race February 24 at noon ($500 added). Watch real Florida cowboys and cowgirls in this competitive extravaganza to qualify for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association state nals in Kissimmee. Bene ts Hendry County 4-H. Adults $5; young’ens under 10 free. For information contact Marlene 674-4092, Lindsey at 673-5971. For barrel race information contact Sonya at 239-289-7582.Swamp StompCaloosa Humane Society’s Swamp Stomp 5K Run/Walk to Bene t our Animals! Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:30 a.m. Register at www.caloosahumanesociety.org or www.ftmyerstrackclub.com or pick up registration forms at CHS, Big Iron Barbell or Chamber of Commerce. Sports Shorts SFVS(South Florida Veterinary Service)Providing ambulatory service to the South Florida area, focusing on food animal and equine medicine/surgery. In addition will provide house calls for routine care of small/ companion animals. Dr. JL Shewmaker III 863-673-2665www.MyVetDirect.com/jlshewmaker BUY ONE COMPLETE PAIR GET 50% OFF A SECOND PAIRFree eye exam with purchase of designer frame (min of $100) & lensesNow Accepting MedicareSpectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.70 W. Yeomans Ave. LaBelle 863-675-2015www.spectaculareye.com 6 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 On an unusually warm night in Clewiston, the LaBelle High School Boys Soccer team did something even more unusual; they defeated heavy favorite Bishop Verot 2-0 to win their rst ever District Championship! The number two seeded Cowboys opened District play with a victory over seventh seeded Dunbar 4-0 on Tuesday (1-22). Then in two successive evenings the Cowboys were able to pull off the improbable by rst defeating the number three seed and defending champion Clewiston Tigers 3-1 (at home on Thursday 1-24) and then defeat the number one seed Bishop Verot Vikings 2-0 (on Friday 1-25). The Cowboys improved to 16-4-4 with the win and will host The Benjamin School Wednesday (1-30) at 7PM, in the rst round of the State playoffs. The Cowboys overcame many obstacles over the course of the season to advance to its unlikely conclusion. After graduating eight seniors in 2012 (seven of them were starters) from a team that had both the most wins (14) and played in its rst ever District Championship game, repeating would be dif cult at best. LaBelle started slowly (1-2-1), as several key players would not join the team until after the Cross Country and Football seasons ended. After several wins (and one tie), the Cowboys seemed to be on its way, once again. However, tragedy would momentarily sidetrack this team on its way to destiny. A former player and youth coach, Pedro Ramirez was taken from us unexpectedly in an early morning car accident near Ft. Myers. Pedro had run Cross Country and played Soccer under Coach Frost while he was at LaBelle High School. For the past two years, Pedro was also the Travel Team Coach for several JV and Varsity soccer players. As a team, the Cowboys attended his funeral on December 7. The Cowboys participated in the Mariner Holiday Tournament on December 22. In the three game tournament, they defeated North Ft. Myers 6-0, Riverdale 4-2 (a come from behind victory, was losing 2-0) and then lost in the Championship game 1-0 to once beaten Mariner in a hard fought game. LaBelle started the New Year with three more wins and a tie before they were faced with the monumental task of facing a once beaten Immokalee team at home on their Senior night. The Indians defense had onl y given up seven goals all year (1713) and if they scored, would be hard to beat. The Cowboys would battle to a 1-1 tie and appeared to reach a turning point in their season. “I had been looking for a statement game all season and this was it. Hopefull y this will give us the con dence we need for Districts”, said Head Coach Jef Frost. But, before the Cowboys could start their playoff run, heartbreak would befall man y of its players and School once again. Fellow student and LaBelle High School Senior Ryan Hellard, would lose his battle with injuries he sustained in a car accident on Frida y January 18th. With heavy hearts many players dedicated their play to Ryan, as he was a huge sports fan of LaBelle High School athletics. “All season long I kept wondering and hoping if or how these boys would come together as a team. We had no super stars on this team, no one player stand out, but when we needed it most, they have come together like no other team has before. I am glad I was able to be a part of this, I am proud to be their coach, they are my heroes”, said Coach Frost. Cowboys win rst ever 2A District Soccer Championship! Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn Merritt2013 LHS Cowboy District Champions! Submitted photo/ Photography by Jerri Lynn MerrittSpecial seniorsIn the nal quarter of the LaBelle vs Clewiston Home Game and also on Senior Night LaBelle High School Senior Devante Ray stole the ball and took it home for the Cowboys!

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The male celebrity cake auction will take place on Wednesday, February 13, at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds at 6 p.m. Please come out and give your support to raise money for the Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to two high school students from Clewiston or LaBelle in May in the amount of $1,000 each. In order to apply, the senior must be a current 4-H member and have participated in either the Hendry County Fair or the LaBelle Youth Livestock Show. The Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund was started as a community project in honor of Mrs. Pro Steadman. “Pro” was the mother of ve 4-H’ers, a leader for ten y ears, and was very active in all sectors of the 4-H program. She believed in the 4-H organization and seeing it reach its full potential for bringing families together and keeping members interested in worthwhile projects. She was diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in May of 1988. Throughout her struggle with the disease, she maintained her interest and involvement in youth programs as much as she physically could. She died in December of 1992, but still lives on in the hearts of the many that she in uenced. For more information, please contact the 4-H Of ce at 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598. 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! First Baptist Church of LaBelle February 1, 2, & 3, 2013 Friday & Saturday 6-9 pm Sunday 4-8 pm For reservations Call 863-675-2171 7 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 by Sarah LappOn Wednesday, January 16, the Varsity Cowboy hoops squad fought a tough 57-65 loss against the number 9 ranked Bishop V erot Vikings. The Vikings had a home court advantage, along with unbeatable foul shot performance during the 4th quarter to secure the win. The Class of 2013 racked up the scoreboards, beginning with Jason Arnold with 20 points. Andrew JeanBaptiste followed with 14 points. Major Williams banked 12 points. Ellis Johnson lent 8 assists and 5 steals. Devante Ray and Arnold were the rst to score in the game. Verot’s defense swarmed our Cowboys, making the paint a dif cult area to enter. The rst quarter ended with Verot leading 18-4. JeanBaptiste and Williams rallied together to nail countless jump shots in the second quarter. JeanBaptiste plowed through the offenders to make two lay-ups at the end of the rst half, bringing the score to 36-16 Verot. Halftime brought miracles to the court. Junior Mark Sloan told that “Coach Kelly gave us a pep talk. He said that we were doing well on the defensive end, but he expected us to come back after half time.” And come back they did. Arnold nailed three three pointers within the rst 4 minutes of the third quarter. Senior Derek Bass scored 4 points. JeanBaptiste nailed both of his free throws. Williams scored another 2 points. Arnold made one more lay-up. Freshmen Grant Gillman was an absolute pest on defense. The Cowboys were now trailing 4632 against Verot. The fourth quarter was swamped with even more outstanding plays. Arnold made three more three pointers. Johnson sunk a three of his own. Bass was two for two at the line. Williams made another jump shot. The scoreboard shone 53-51 Verot. Williams was fouled upon taking his last jump shot and stepped up to the line. He made both of his free throws with ease, tying the score at 53-53. Williams continued to dominate the scoreboard with 4 more points after his heroic, game tying free throws. With 32 seconds left in the game Verot was leading 59-57. The Vikings had numerous foul shot attempts, and they nailed every single one of them. The game wrapped up with a 65-57 win for the Vikings. “In the rst half of the game we weren’t playing very well. But after halftime, it all just came together. I didn’t even expect to score six three pointers, I just focused on the game and hoped for a win,’ Arnold said. Halftime hopes for Varsity Cowboy Basketball The Book Fair is coming! The Book Fair is coming! In celebration of Literacy Week at LaBelle High School, the Media Center is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through February 1, 2013. Many of this year’s popular books will be on sale. Open a window to another world and discover the magic of reading. Students may purchase books before school, after school and during lunch. Parents and friends are invited to attend our Community Night at LaBelle High School on Thursday January 31 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Additionally tonight, all LHS faculty members will be available for Parent Teacher Conferences. Be sure to plan time to speak with your student’s teachers. Student success always increases with parent involvement. Don’t worry about cooking tonight either. The Academic Team will be selling BBQ chicken dinners for $8.00 per plate. Delicious chicken quarters, potato salad, coleslaw, and a roll will certainly satisfy your hunger this evening. Please buy your dinner ticket in advance so we know how many dinners to prepare. Tickets are available in our Media Center. Contact our Media Center Specialist Mrs. Megan Greenleaf at 674-4120 if you have any questions. Make plans now to come to LaBelle High School, have dinner, talk with teachers, and nd a good book the night of January 31. Oh, and don’t forget our Coffee Bar in the cafeteria. It will be a perfect nightcap to a very “ lling” evening. LaBelle High School and its Literacy Council would like to invite you to attend Community Night on Thursday, January 31st, 2013. We have a jam-packed schedule of activities. Come out to the high school and check out all of our events! LHS book fair tonight A nnual Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship Fund Cake Auction Submtted photoThe LaBelle Cowboy Basketball Team put on a great show against Bishop Verot January 16. Submitted photo/ Sarah LappMajor Williams’ free throws tied the Cowboys and Vikings but couldn’t quite seal the deal January 16.

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LABELLE 79 Riverview St., 02/02, 8am/12. Epson Printer, Smith-Carona portable typewriter w/spell check. Lot of labels, business card paper, Cd’s, DVD’s CD desk cabinets & many more items Priced low. Maple Corner Manufactured Home Park will be holding its 4th Annual Yard sale on Saturday, February 9th from 8am to 2pm A HUGE variety of items at terri c prices RiverBend Motorcoach Resort Craft Show February 2, 2013 9am to 12 at the Nature Center Enjoy Breakfast at the River Clubhouse 8-10 am $5.00D & K Harvesting and Gulf Citrus Harvesting & HaulingEmployees may pick up their 2012 W-2’s at 890 Spratt Blvd LaBelle, FL Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST Looking for Front Desk Receptionist/Admin. Assistant with excellent customer service & computer skills. Please send cover letter & resume to Attn: HR Depart., PO Box 1518, LaBelle, FL 33975. $8-$10/hr DOE MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.43 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full-time Clerk needed in small Labelle of ce. Cash handling experience a plus. Fax resumes to: (863) 993-9293 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. 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE (239)337-5859 Gonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic&Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 GOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? Kill them all with Harris Famous Roach & Bedbug products. Available at Ace Hardware, 350 West Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle. 863-675-2672. W-2 FORM PICK UPAttention all employees of the following companiesLFC Agricultural Services, Inc. and LFC Management Services, Inc. aka LIPMAN (formally Six L’s) You may pick up your 2012 W-2 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. beginning on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the following location: Lipman HR/Payroll Department 306 East Main Street Immokalee, Florida If you have any questions please call the HR/Payroll Depart. 239-657-4421 extension 3238 Small toy size dogs and pups available to good homes. (Adoption/Contract) 863-675-1571 MIRA VERDE Ask us how to get 2 months FREE Let’s have a FRESH start for the New Year!!. $10.00 Application fee per person. 2 BEDROOMS AT $500.00 PER MONTH 3 BEDROOMS AT $505.00 PER MONTH 4 BEDROOMS AT $ 465.00 PER MONTH Open Saturdays 9:00a 3:00p !**Looking for FARMWORKERS to come live with us!!!!.**LOCATED AT: 6760 Santa Fe North, Labelle, FL. CALL US AT: (877) 255-7316 MIRA VERDE Vamos empezar FRESCO este Ano Nuevo!! $10.00 por costo Applicacion por persona!! 2 RECAMARRAS A $500.00 POR MES 3 RECAMARRAS A $505.00 POR MES 4 RECAMARRAS A $ 465.00 POR MES Abierto Sabados de 9:00a 3:00p! **Buscando TRABAJADORES DE AGRICULTURA para que vengan a vivir con nosotros.** LOCALIZADOS EN: 6760 Sante Fe North, Labelle, FL LLAMENOS AL: (877) 255-7316 LABELLE 2BR, 2BA, eat-in kitch, LR/DR, lg util room, screened porch, near center of Labelle. $750/mo + sec dep. (863) 234-1153. LABELLE LARGE 1BR + extra sleeping area, Huge kitchen with connecting dining area. Fully furnished. Newly refurbished, painted, hardwd rs, etc. Cold C/Air. All utils. included. High spd. internet avail. W/D. $750/mo. Call 239-370-8532.Distinctive Professional Of ce Space. 1,140 Sqft 3 Of ces + Conference and Reception. Fiber Optics. $1,140/month. Southern Heritage Real EstateLaBelle. Sherri Denning 863/673-0829; 863/675-4500. Private Storage Area: 450+/Sqft. 12’ High x 10’ Wide Overhead Door. $150/month. Southern Heritage Real EstateLaBelle. Sherri Denning 863/673-0829; 863/675-4500. 3/2 CBS home with 2 car garage, screened porch, and backs up to greenbelt. NO PETS NO SMOKING $800. a month (863) 673-6070 LABELLE 2BR, 2BA, family room, wood parquet & tiled oors throughout, on lg. cul-desac lot. $695/mo. 863-517-0566 LABELLE 4BR, 2BA, 24’ master BR, den, 35’ scr. porch, on 1/2 acre, large in-ground pool. $875/mo. 863-675-0104 LABELLE LARGE 3 BR, 2 BA, lg rooms, new carpet, interior newly painted, garage, fenced yard, greenbelt, corner lot, $750/mo. 863-675-0104 Turkey Creek/Ortona surrounded by navigable water. Doublewide, gorgeous view, maybe rent a dock. $750 mo. Seasonal/ yearly. 970-222-7682LABELLE 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 LABELLE 2BR, 1 BA, central heat/air, front & back decks, $600/mo, $600 sec. References req. (239)246-5106. 2006 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. 1989 23’ Cuddy Cabin Sea Ray. Nice shape, low hours on engine and outdrive, top and many extras. $7,900. 863-674-0647. DOCKSPROTECTED Turkey Creek by Ortona Locks. Small or large boats welcome. Dockage only or live aboard. (970) 222-7682. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Apartments Lawn Service Miscellaneous Pets/Supplies Apartments Apartments Apartments Apartments Business Places Houses Rent Storage Space Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Boats Campers/RVs Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 8 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3147 2010 1214334-01000Q0410 Phyllis Morris Lot 52, Block Q of HARLEM #3, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000Q-041.0 Property Address: 1123 Florida Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434605 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3504 2010 2024329-46000000070 Winder VI, LLC LaBelle, MILLERS SUBDIVISION, Lot 11, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 88, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-460-0000-0007-0 Property Address: XXXX Miller Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434618 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3164 2010 1214334-010000U0061 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 9, Block U, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000U-006.1 Property Address: 1234 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434614 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3531 2010 2024329-670000B0300 Denton ll, LLC Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of New York Street abutting said lots, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-670-000B-030.0 Property Address: 822 W. Seminole Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434622 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3112 2010 1214334-010000L0240 Daisy Bell Willilams Lot 33, Block L, of HARLEM ADDITION No. 1 to Clewiston, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000L-024.0 Property Address: 1005 Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Fl 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434581 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2540 2009 1214334-010000K0020 Elbert Allen Jr Lots 2,3 and 4 in Block K of HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434608 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1788 2008 1224432-01000660130 Gloria M. Azuria Lot 13 in Block 66, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recor ded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434452 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2531 2009 1214334-010000l0090 Daisy Hill Life Estate And Toshia R. Drummond Lots 9 and 10, Block I, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 2 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat ther eof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434582 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2912 2010 1314433-A0002650000 Pinot IV, LLC Lot 5879, Section “J-1” The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida, Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-33-44-31-A00-0265.0000 Property Address: 765 S. Willow Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434628 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Forrest Cogswell conducting a retail business at 2660 Ft. Denaud Rd., Ft. Denaud, Florida, under the ctitious name of “Q” Pellets and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Forrest Cogswell 2660 Ft. Denaud Rd. Ft. Denauld, FL 33935Ownership of “Q” Pellets is as follows:Forrest Cogswell Sole Proprietorship It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of “Q” Pellets under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Forrest Cogswell DATE: 1/24/13 2660 Ft. Denaud Rd. Ft. Denaud, FL 33935 435587 CB/CN 1/31/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING There will be an Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport, in the Conference Room, located at 3200 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, FL 33440. 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. Karson Turner, Chair Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 435595 CN/CB 1/31/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on February 11, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1994 Buick, VIN:1G4AG55M1R6441215 1991 Honda, VIN:2HGED634XMH525100 1997 Honda, VIN:1HGCD5606VA119275 1994 Toyota, VIN:1NXAE09B2RZ122757 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 435454 CN 1/31/2013 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 1625 2010 1144432-A0002380100 Avelino R. & Maria N. Leoncia c/o Rene F. Leoncio The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, 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 Lot No. 2858 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0238-0100 Property Address: 406 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434624 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1599 2010 1144432-A0001690000 Jeanine Meleschi The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, 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 2757 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0000 Property Address: 660 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434616 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 LaBelle Woods RV Resort, LaBelle, FL 1997 Coachman Catalina 36 ft – 5th wheel. 2 slice outs, 10X20 lanai, car port, aluminum roof, ready to move in. In a nice RV Park with pool, hot tub and activities. Great year round home or winter home. Asking $12,000 or make an offer, must sell! By owner 610-393-4478 Concrete Coring Equip with various bits Allegro manhole blower with twenty ve foot eight inch hose. LaBelle 239-357-9044 Ridgid 300 pipe threader with dies, reamer, cutter and oiler LaBelle 239-357-9044 Ten inch cabinet saw with dust collector. LaBelle 239-357-9044 Turbitity Barriers, ve foot by fty foot. Good Condition 239-357-9044 LaBelle Wacker low vibration plate compactor with Honda motor and water tank. 239-357-9044 LaBelle Wacker reversible plate compactor mod 3040 with Honda motor 239-357-9044 LaBelle Water line Test pump Five hundred and eighty P.S.I. with Honda motor LaBelle 239-357-9044 Campers/RVs Construction Equipment Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 1110 2009 1344331-020000C0120 Mary Elizabeth Karten c/o Joseph Flannagan The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block C, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434580 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 9 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds.

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Cancer bene tPlease join in the Melanoma cancer Bene t for Carol Agnew-Hoffman this Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Family Eye Care, 100 N. Main Street. The menu included pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw and sweet tea for $8. Desserts will be available for $1 donation. Dine in available. A ll money raised will help the family wih medical bills and expenses. For additional details call 863-675-0761 A rts & Music at Barron Park Arts of the Inland is sponsoring the 2nd Inland Arts & Music festival on February 2, at Barron Park, LaBelle, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Mayor Dave Lyons will open the entertainment at 9:30 followed by the Firehouse singers. Some of the other highlights are 11:15 Children's Poetry Reading by Firehouse community theatre, 1:20 p.m. Shock Sisters (music), 2:00 p.m. Play readings by Firehouse community theatre, and an Art Auction will be held at 3 p.m Additional entertainment will ll out the day. Artists, crafters, photographers, and authors will display and sell their works. Food vendor "Authentic Maine Lobster Bake" and others will be on hand. Come one, come all, to a free day in the park. Vendor space is still available, contact LaVon Koenig (239) 303 5849 or email artsinland@gmail.com.Drama at LHSThe LaBelle High School Drama Club presents Murder in the Air, a whodunit, audience participation play on February 1 and 2 from 5 8:30 p.m. Tickets $5. Call 863-6744120 for more infomaiton. Free HIV testing Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd (LaBelle) and 1100 Olympia St (Clewiston) and Glades County Health Department, 1021 Health Park Dr (Moore Haven) will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Thursday, February 7th, from 8:30am-noon and 1:00-4:30pm in observance of the annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get involved... educated...tested...and treated!Sweet Tea Dance for seniorsAll seniors aged 65 and older are invited to the Sweet Tea Dance February 14, 2-4 p.m. at Hope Connections, 475 E. Cowboy Way. Door prizes and refreshments. For information call 675-1576.Youth Pet ParadeLaBelle Youth Livestock will be holding their annual pet parade on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. To participate one must bring a donation for the Caloosa Humane Societ y such as money, Clorox, paper towels, etc. Sign-up 45:15 p.m. on the day of the parade. For more information or to sign up early contact Tricia at 863-674-4092. Win a canoeThe Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association (CRCA-Riverwatch) is sopnosring a drawing for a Mad River Adventure 14 canoe Swamp Cabbage Sunday, February 24. Call 674-0695 for tickets or sign up at the Riverwatch Exhibit that day. $2 per chance ticket; $5 for three chance tickets. Drawing will ake place at 3 p.m. Sunday February 24 Winner need not be present to win. Check out www.crca.caloosahatchee.org.Free books for kidsCome to the Kiwanis Club Thrift Store, 155 S. Bridge Street, on Saturday, Februar y 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The club has collected hundreds of kids books along with numerous containers of peanut butter and jelly for its Feeding the Brain with Just One Book and Feeding the Belly with Peanut Butter and Jelly project. Any child that comes by that da y may select a book to keep. Veteran stuffed pork chop dinnerA Special "Poppy Days Dinner" is being prepared by the American Legion Auxiliar y of Post 130 in LaBelle. It is the Kick-Off' for the Poppy Days' week. The menu will be the famous Stuffed Pork chops with mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, applesauce, coffee & tea. Saturday, February 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion on SR 80 across from the Shell Station. Cost is $7Poppy Days Across the country, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions o f bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple bene ts to the veterans and to the community. The hospitalized veterans who make the owers are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-suf cient. The physical and mental activity provides man y therapeutic bene ts as well. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacri ces and continuing needs of our veterans. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacri ce and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars. Poppy Days in LaBelle will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15th and 16th. You will have the opportunity to give a donation and will be presented with a poppy to wear proudly. Ladies will be at both Winn-Dixie and SaveA-Lot during the day. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC Parrish Family ChiropracticDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only) Breakfast Buffet 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 8am-11am $6.00 699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE• Tree Trimming & Removal •Stump Grinding • Shaping & Topping863-675-0403Licensed and InsuredPeop l e are searc h ing f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY HENDRY COUNTY SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, as District Board of the East Hendry County Drainage District, is reestablishing the East Hendry County Drainage District Advisory Board and that any landowners within the District desiring to nominate/recommend one or more individuals for appointment to the Advisory Board may submit nominations to Judy McElhaney, Hendry County Administration, jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or to P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975. Nominations/recommendations must be received on or before February 14, 2013. Candidates must be landowners within the District. Nominations/recommendations should include the nominee’s full name, street address and phone number, and the nominator’s full name, street address and phone number. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, as DISTRICT BOARD OF EAST HENDRY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT Karson Turner, Chairman 435592 CN/CB 1/31/2013 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 1600 2010 1144432-A0001690100 Gerard Meleschi 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 14, 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 2758 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0100 Property Address: 670 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434619 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2962 2010 1314433-A0004330000 Edgar Gonzalez & Robert dela Vega The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80.00 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 5994, in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, gas and mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easements of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434453 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 10 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 Community Briefs

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LaBelle Area Real Estate PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood$ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes SELLING RV $39,000 36 Class A, Ford V-10 Gas; 2 Slides, 2 Acs, See tour: www. tourfactory.com/ idxr895686 $149,000 2/2 on 1 acre with lots of fruit trees plus a three car detached garage. Great neighborhood $270,000 AG/RES 5 acres, Heated Pool, RV Carport, Pole Barn, Screened Outdoor Kitchen, Potting Shed, Fenced Guest Quarters 24/7 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 Walker2-STORY COUNTRY HOME! This 4BR/3.5BA /2CG(x2) home situated on .55 acre features granite countertops, electric stove/separate cook top, chandelier, fireplace, extra room w/wiring/plumbing for possible bathroom/kitchen and many other features. Possible trade for boat, motor home etc. $379,000 RENTAL: 2BR/2BA/1CG home in Port LaBelle $650/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. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $295,000 Cowboy Way 5 Ac +/Industrial. Will split, Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing. Water/ sewer nearby $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $192,500 Ft. Denaud 1 Ac. $198,000 Boat docks are permitted. 3/2 plus den w/new kitchen & baths in 2010. Brand new wood ”ooring, appliances included. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the citySOLD SOLD MOBILE HOMES Belle, oversized lot, woodlike ”ooring, carpet, master bath has tiled shower, and much much more. Priced to sell at $69,900. $50,000. living area. Near schools/shopping $39,900. home on .31+/acres. 1,600+/sq. ft. living area, “replace, and oversized master suite. $39,900. on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $35,000. of an acre. Needs some TLC $35,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. sion $13,500. $15,000. $13,500. $12,500. $4,950. Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLDSOLD 11 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 MHHS scholarship barbecueThe Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization is having a fundraising BBQ on Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Doyle Conner Building on Highway 27 in Moore Haven. We will be serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dinners are $8.00 and include a half BBQ chicken, 2 sides and a roll. Tickets can be purchased prior to the BBQ by contacting the Scholarship Of ce by phone, 863-946-2083, or e-mail mhhs.scholarship@yahoo.com, or any Scholarship Board Member: Wayne Aldrich, Scott Bass, Paul Beck, Rogel Brown, Sandra Brown, Gordon Bryant, Bonita Drayton, Joe Flint, Ellen Geake, John Huysman, Larry Luckey, Lorie Ward, Bob Way, or Susie Woodward. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event. Tickets for a chance at a $1,000 drawing w ill also be on sale. The drawing will be held at the award dinner in May. You need not be present to win. For over 10 years, the Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization has raised money to provide graduating seniors with academic and career scholarships. Seniors w ho will be attending a college, university, or vocational technical school are encouraged to submit an application. All quali ed seniors will receive a scholarship. The MHHS Scholarship Organization is a 501C3 and all donations are tax deductible. A qua Isles crafts saleSpring is around the corner and so is the A qua Isles Craft Sale. Saturday Feb. 2, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Aqua Isles Club House on the river. Area crafters will be selling their hand made items such as yard art, fused glass jewelry, photography, purses, tote bags, scarves, homemade noodles, baked goods, Pampered Chef, and Scentsy. Enjoy a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches. Y ou could win a door prize as well and had a really nice day. 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.Kiwanis huge parking lot saleThanks to the generous donations from the community, the Kiwanis Thrift store has an abundance of items and would like to share them with the community. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle will have a Parking Lot/Yard Sale at the Kiwnias Thrift Store on Saturday, February 2. The sale is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m, LaBelle Kiwanis Club members will be on site and the Division Kiwanis Key Club (High School Students) will be working the w hole day to help raise funds for their Division Key Club. This is a great opportunity for Kiwanis members and Key Club members to work side-by-side in a Community Service Project. Prices will be marked very low! Inside the Kiwnias Thrift Store, there will be a storewide sale on all items. Please remember that the funding goes back into our local community through High School and Adult Scholarships and in support of many agencies and groups such as Barron Library, Boy Scouts, Hendry County Schools and Athletic Programs, Summer Camp for Kids, Youth Organizations and so much more!Flea market, yard saleSaturday, February 9. Time to get ready! Just a reminder that the Firehouse Community Theatre will be holding a Flea Market/ Yard Sale at the Theatre on Saturday, February 9, beginning at 8 a.m. This year we are offering our patrons a chance to sell their items! We are requesting a $10 donation to set up your table You can continue to donate items to the Theatre, however, we will not be accepting any clothing.Donation car washFebruary 2, 2013 starting at 9: a.m. at the McDonalds in LaBelle. Why: To help in the ght to cure cystic brosis!! Come out and show your support in the continuing ght for a cure! Any and all donations will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With hope that one day "CF" will stand for "Cure Found!"Win a quilt, help an animal at Caloosa Humane Society Caloosa Humane Society is having a drawing February 2 for a beautiful handsewn quilt (70"x82"). Tickets are $5 each and available at the humane society, 1200 Pratt Bovd. All proceeds will bene t the homeless pets. You do not have to be present to win. Cooking for a CureSave the date! On February 9 the Relay for Teams will come together at Langford Ford (across from Winn Dixie) for a day of good food, entertainment and a special remembrance for those who have lost their battle with cancer. If you know someone, co-worker, family or friend that you would like to have honored, please send in a picture with names to mrisley123@embarqmail.com or give to anyone that you know is af liated with Relay for Life.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. Community Briefs

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12 Caloosa Belle January 31, 2013 By Carol GrigsbyThe students at LaBelle Middle school, since the rst week of school, have been trying to solve their own scienti c questions. They nally nished their research, testing, and analy sis and showcased their work at the middle school's science fair on December 13, 2012. Scientists and doctors from our community judged these projects and were very impressed by the students' work and scienti c method. The top ten winners of the science fair will receive the opportunity to compete in the regional science fair which is held in February. These students are; Ryley Bowen, (Overall First Place), Danelle Baker (Overall Second Place), Rachel Dipo (Overall Third Place WinnerTied), Natalie Mayo, (Overall Third Place Winner-Tied), Alina Boyett, Emma Bridwell, Eric Escobedo, Maison Piedra, Esdiel Plaza, and A shley Scho eld. The second place winners in this competition are alternates for the regional science fair. These students are; Dominic Aguilar, Marycruz Deras, Emily Grant, Emilia Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, Kameron Higginbotham, Sherrie Horner, Maddie Lofton, Zachary Reyna, and Zach Scelfo. Third place winners this year are; Eduardo A cevedo, Joana Cruz, Fredrick Davis, Autumn Durrance, Jocelyn Dzuong, Jaileen Galvanez, Russell Holland, Aubrie Lofton, Reanna Rivas, and Arnulfo Verduzco. Fourth place participants are; Kiara Hernandez, Michelle Pardo, Frank Puletti, Arleth Ortiz, Liliana Hernandez, Yesenia Medina, Lisandra Martinez, Alexandria Ramirez, Karyme Garza, Robert Guzman, Casey Cheney, Sara Cordova, Xavier Pearson, Tylor Gallegos, Shareefa Saheed, Janis De Jesus, Rosalba Chavez, Tera Goodell, Fatima Bustamonte, Margi Pardo, Ohdaly Rojas, and Bryce Herrera. Students and teachers at LaBelle Middle School would like to give a special thanks to our Science Fair Sponsor, ASSCT, the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, and to all the judges who took time out of their busy schedules to help our youth; Mr. Rick Blaney, Mr. Mark Terrell, Mr. Les Baucum, Ms. Margaret England, Dr. Randall Parish, Mrs. Sonja Crawford, Mr. David Nelson, Mr. Sonny Mowbray, Mrs. Pat Johnson, and Dr. Nika Grigsby. Spotlight on LaBelle Middle School Science Students Submitted photos/ Jennalee NewtonScience Fair Overall Winners (from left to Right): Ryley Bowen, (Overall First Place), Danelle Baker (Overall Second Place), Rachel Dipo (Overall Third Place Winner-Tied), Natalie Mayo, (Overall Third Place Winner-Tied). Science Fair Second Place Winners (from left to right): Zach Scelfo, Maddie Lofton, Marycruz Deras, Sherrie Horner, Second Row: Kameron Higginbotham, Emily Grant, Mario Hernandez, Front Row: Emilia Hernandez, and Zachary Reyna. Science Fair First Place Winners (from left to right): Back row: Emma Bridwell, Ryley Bowen, Danelle Baker, Eric Escobedo, Second Row: Alina Boyett, Rachel Dipo Maison Piedra, First Row: Esdiel Plaza, and Natalie Mayo.