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Thursday, May 2, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 18 Two die in crashesA young Miami woman died A pril 25 in a three-vehicle crash on SR 80 that blocked traf c from both directions while authorities rendered aid and cleared up the debris. The crash occurred at 4:04 p.m. According to the Florida Highw ay Patrol, a 2006 Chevy van driven by 57-year-old Mark John Kurdziel of Clewiston was eastbound on SR 80. Another vehicle, a 2013 Chevy Camaro driven by Edgar Mottley, 44, of Belle Glade was in the westbound lane, followed by a 2009 Honda Civic, being driven by 27-year-old Wildy Salabarria Serrano of Miami. The FHP report states that the Kurdziel vehicle crossed the center line into the path of Ms. Serrano's Honda. The left front of the Kurdziel vehicle struck the left front of the Honda. The Kurdziel vehicle continued east in the westbound land, striking the front of the Camaro, coming to a rest straddling the w estbound and eastbound lanes of SR 80, facing north. The Camaro ended up on the north grass shoulder of the highway facing east and the Honda ended up on the north grass shoulder facing southeast. Ms. Serrano suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, 26-yearby Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Last January 24 Vernon Stevens was found guilty by a jury of rst degree murder, rst degree arson and robbery with a deadly weapon. On February 7, after a weeklong penalty phase and just 20 minutes of deliberation, that same jury recommended life without the possibility of parole. Judge Christine Greider agreed with that recommendation and on April 10, she signed the judgment order. On the murder charge, Judge Greider ordered Stevens incarcerated in the Department of Corrections for his natural life. She also sentenced him to 30 years on each of the other two counts: rst degree arson and rst degree robber y with a deadly weapon. Sentences are to run concurrently. Stevens is also liable for various costs Stevens and his partner, Raymond Alberto Diaz have both been found guilty in the 2007 death o f 60-year-old Epitacio Antonio Hernandez-Beltran. Stevens did not take the stand in his own defense at his trial. Diaz had pled No Contest to second degree murder, rst degree arson of a dwelling and robber y with a deadly weapon in 2008. He was adjudicated guilty on all counts and sentenced to natural life for the murder and robbery charges, Stevens gets life in 2007 killing Tallahassee, Florida Representative Matt Hudson, District 80, is proud to announce last week's unanimous passage of House Bill 1093 Volunteer Health Services, in both the Florida House and Senate. "I believe that this bill will go a long way towards creating greater access to care in rural and underserved areas in my District and throughout the great state of Florida. Additionally, this bill recognizes and supports the volunteerism of dedicated Floridians as they donate their time and talents so uninsured and low-income families can access free care," said Representative Matt Hudson. House Bill 1093 builds upon Florida's Volunteer Health Services Program's many years of success: 12,000 health care professionals and 10,000 other staff members have participated 400,000 free patient visits a year for uninsured and low-income families $223 million in free care has been provided to patients in need (FY 2011) "With the unanimous passage of House Bill 1093, the number of free patient visits is expected to grow upwards of 600,000 a year making a real difference in many rural and underserved communities. House Bill 1093 makes it easier for physicians to provide free care to the uninsured, serve more patients, and make it easier for retired physicians to give back," said Representative Matt Hudson. Healthcare access legislation passes Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantEarth Day ActivitiesThe Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and the Rotary Club of LaBelle partnered together to sponsor students for Earth Day Activities at the Hendry House in LaBelle. The cost of transportation for this eld trip is part of what was covered by Kiwanis and Rotary. At least 24 classrooms submitted Earth Day posters, which were hung inside the Hendry House and will be part of the tour for the students. Inside and outside activities were planned for the morning, which included a nature trail hike. See Sentence — Page 2 See Crashes — Page 2

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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 MOTHER’S DAYMASSAGE DOES A BODY GOOD CALOOSA MASSAGE WORKSSherrie Easterly MA 41201 –MM15469 Licensed Massage Therapist863-885-1500 • Caloosa Rejuvenation Center 461 So. Main Street, Suite B • LaBelle 2 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013old Aliuska Perez Blanco, also of Miami, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kurdziel was also taken to Lee Memorial as was Mr. Mottley. Both sustained serious injuries. All involved were wearing seatbelts except Mr. Kurdziel. According to the FHP, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.Orlando man dies in Glades crashA 63-year-old Orlando man died in a crash April 24 on SR 29 south of CR 74 in Glades County. The crash occurred at 6:49 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Dennis Woods was driving a 2012 Volvo V NM southbound on SR 29 south of CR 74 w hen the vehicle traveled onto the west shoulder, over a culvert and into a ditch. It then traveled out of the ditch and onto the w est shoulder as the top struck a tree. The v ehicle continued west causing the front left to strike another tree. The cab jacknifed as it came to a nal rest on its right side. The trailer ended up in an upright position. Both came to a nal rest attached together on the west shoulder of the road. Mr. Woods was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.Deputy crashThere were no injuries in a crash in Clewiston Sunday, April 28, involving a Hendry County deputy. Florida Highway Patrol reports that Deputy Michael Favara, 38, was attempting to make a traf c stop on US 27 at Old US 27 at the time of the mishap. He was traveling west in his patrol car in the outside lane behind a 2013 Ford driven by Helene Maria Egger, 59, of Lana, Italy. Her passengers Betefan Egger, 55, and Erwin Karl Matscher, 68, are also all of Lana, Italy. As the deputy was pulling the Egger vehicle over, Ms. Egger came to an abrupt stop in front of the cruiser, which then struck the other vehicle in the rear. There were no charges. The One Harvest monthly food program is being introduced in LaBelle and its surrounds by the newly formed Not-In-My-City campaign. One Harvest enables families to save 35 to 50 percent on groceries. There is no minimum income or other requirement to participate in the program. The rst distribution of the food packages is set for Saturday, May 18, between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church at 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle has agreed to provide space for both the pre-registration as well as the Saturday pick-up. Families will be able to choose from four different packages which best t their particular needs. Registration, which includes pre-paying for the packages, began this past Tuesday and will occur again next Tuesday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The registration and distribution times will be announced the rst of each month in most local churches and in the local newspaper. Volunteers from several LaBelle churches are handling the One Harvest administrative details. Other volunteers will handle the distribution of the food. The One Harvest program is not a charity, or give-away program. The foods are quality, name brands and the savings is achieved by using volunteer labor rather than paid employees and by utilizing church facilities rather than expensive rented buildings. Meats in each package are frozen so participants must pick-up their packages at the prescribed times to avoid spoilage. Not-In-My-City, NIMC, is an association of local churches and volunteers to assure that many essential services are available in the greater LaBelle area. NIMC costs are being underwritten by local individuals. Service agencies joining with NIMC include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Families-Health Department, Diaper Ministries, United Way, Salvation Army, the One Harvest program, and other services. A resource guide printed in both English and Spanish is being developed. One Harvest Food Program openand 30 years for the arson. His sentences are also 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 re ghters, 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, who argued that mitigation was compelling in Stevens’ case. Assistant State Attorneys Dan Feinberg and Denise Kaiser prosecuted the case, arguing that Stevens was the dominant actor of the pair and had ample opportunity to break off the attack. Proceedings began January 2. SentenceContinued From Page 1 Crashes Continued From Page 1 Submitted photo/ Bobbie SprattLMS March StudentsBack row from left: Blaine Steverson (6th); Gerardo Rivas-Leal (7th); Jaime Raya (8th) Front row from left: Shareefa Saheed (6th); Viviana Guerrero (7th); Maura Lofton (8th). Celebrate the Annual Black Heritage Festival/Reunion a grand time for the citizens of Ford/Sunset Park Community. Those who have lived here return for a day of reminiscing. Best cooking you ever had. The festival begins on Friday, May 10, with a Teen Dance at the James Singleton Center. The festival continues with: Thursday – May 16, – Old Timers Dinner –James Singleton Center FridayMay 17, – Talent Show – Upthegrove Elem. Gymnasium Friday – May 17, – ‘70s Ball—James Singleton Center SaturdayMay 18, – The Festival (All Day) Alton “Kid” Jones Park Saturday – May 18, – B-Ball Tournament – (Alton “Kid” Jones Park You don’t want to miss a thing! Come on out and join us, we look forward to seeing everyone there. Black Heritage Festival

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3 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Submitted photo/ Calinda ChapmanSugar Festival TalentFriday night in spite of the rain the 2013 Talent Fest presented by Drug Free Hendry County was a big success! That night there were nine performers and everyone did an awesome job. All the performers were amazing! Four acts had the honor to win. This year’s rst place winner was awarded to Novie Jo Kohutek from LaBelle. She performed a song by Adele, Rolling In The Deep. Second place went to The Rushings brother and sister duo, Jalen and Oliva Rushing, from Clewiston. Third place was awarded to The Boilong Point Band. The members are Aaron Mercer, William Mercer and Brandon Walker from Clewiston. Fourth place was awarded to Lacy Green of Moore Haven, who performed “Suds In The Bucket” by Sarah Evans. Organizers are so proud of every contestant who performed that night not only for the talent they have but for the decision to stay drug free. Congratulations to all! Pictured: Lacy Green and Novie Jo Kohutek are proud supporters and pledge to stay drug free! LaBelleHerve Erilus, 34, was arrested April 28 and charged with possession of methamphetamines with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, resisting arrest/obstruction without v iolence and possession/use of paraphernalia to transport drugs. D Bolt was arresting of cer. Miguel Sotelo, 39, was arrested April 26 and charged with assault on an of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc., and resisting/obstruction w ithout violence. Sgt. J. Woods was arresting of cer.ClewistonArsenio Martel Coring, 27, was arrested April 29 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license rst offense, possession of a rearm or concealed weapon by a convicted felon, DUI or drugs rst offense and indecent exposure. CPD Of cer J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Anthony Edward Jones, 24, was arrested April 24 and charged on a warrant with cruelty to a child aggravated abuse and neglect of a child causing great bodily harm. J. Mateu was arresting of cer. Alexis Danielle Jennings, 29, was arrested and charged with theft $300-$5,000 and possess a forged ctitious signature of corporate of cer or agent. CPD Of cer S. Bozzi was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund and Goodwill partner for two sessions in 2013. The fund has announced an expansion of the Trailways Camp program that w as launched in October of 2012 to address the social isolation experienced by adults w ith special needs and their caregivers in Southwest Florida. The Fund has again selected Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. as its partner for operating the 2013 camps. The rst camp session will be May 6-9, 2013 and the second session will be October 7-11, 2013 at the Riverside Retreat Center in LaBelle. The camp minimizes costs by relying on the assistance of volunteers in addition to an experienced staff. Over 30,000 adults with disabilities live in Southwest Florida. These adults, many of whom live with aging family members or caregivers, have few social or recreational opportunities that provide relief or respite for their caregivers. Trailways Camp removes barriers to social isolation by giving participants a chance to experience quality social recreational activities in a safe environment while giving respite to the families and caregivers. Last year's camp session was able to accommodate 20 campersa number The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund hopes to grow. Charitable donations to the Fund are invited to increase the number of available spots at the camp. For more information regarding the Trailways camp, camper application, or volunteer opportunities contact Todd Ryan, Goodwill's Director of Career Development Services (239)995-2106 ext. 2285. Trailways Camp returns to Southwest Florida ClewistonAffordable, disability-accessible housing will soon be available in Clewiston. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has broken ground on Sweetwater Place, an income-subsidized apartment complex for people with physical disabilities Sweetwater Place will be Goodwill's fourteenth housing complex in Southwest Florida, and rst in Clewiston. In Hendry County, the organization also operates Palmetto Ranch, a 28-unit complex in LaBelle. "Goodwill and our board of directors made a commitment several years ago to expand our services in Hendry County," says Goodwill COO Rick Evanchyk. "Since then, we have grown our retail stores in Clewiston and LaBelle, opened Job-Link centers in both cities, and now we will have affordable, accessible housing in both, as well." At the completion of the construction project, Sweetwater Place will provide 14 HUD-approved units specially designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities. Accessible apartments are constructed with conveniences like assistance railings, widened doorways, roll-in showers, and lowered sinks, countertops, and mirrors. Goodwill's barrier-free housing communities also have on-site community rooms, a laundry room and a picnic/patio area. Sweetwater Place will be located on West Ventura Ave., two blocks west of Berner Rd. Construction of the apartment complex will be completed by Westco Builders of Florida, Inc. with an anticipated opening date in late October. The complex was designed by Associates in Architecture. Applicants interested in living at Sweetwater Place must meet medical and income requirements, and must pass a background check to be considered for residency. For more application guidelines, call Morgan Puletti at (863) 674-5779. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome their barriers to independence. Supported programs include Goodwill Job-Link centers, disability-accessible housing, and the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute. In 2012, Goodwill served more than 30,000 Southwest Floridians in Hendry, Glades, Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. Goodwill breaks ground at Clewiston complex

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 25, 2013) – Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Fort Myers-based Hope HealthCare Services, announced today that Visiting Nurses Association of Southwest Florida, a communitybased home health care agency, has become part of Hope’s continuum of care. Services will continue with no interruption or changes for current patients of VNA, Beckwith said, adding that she hopes all V NA staff will remain in place for the comfort and care of patients during the transition and beyond. “Hope HealthCare has been providing services in Southwest Florida for more than 30 years, and the Visiting Nurses Association is the oldest home health care agency in the region,” Beckwith said. “We are both long-standing community organizations dedicated to providing access to quality care, regardless of an individual’s illness or ability to pay. We share the same values and the same commitment to providing excellent, compassionate care to members of our community during dif cult times.” Hope now will offer Medicare-certi ed home health and private duty services. According to Beckwith, more than 90 percent of seniors prefer to receive care in their homes, and nearly 66 million American caregivers need home health support. “Home health is a natural complement to the services Hope has provided for decades,” Beckwith said. “Our entire health care model is based on caring for people with serious illness – and for most of those individuals, our care takes place in their homes. Now, in addition to our community-based programs, services and hospice care, we can use our outstanding skill set to provide the same compassionate, comforting care to those who require home health services. “This model is the future of health care,” she said. “We can serve individuals over a longer period of time, allowing us to provide more seamless, personalized care and attention, and offer the opportunity for more family involvement. We will continue to partner with organizations that can help us provide comprehensive care to all who are in need.” The Visiting Nurses Association of Southwest Florida was established in 1966 as Lee County’s rst home health agency. The agency has provided medically needed services to clients in their place of residence by nurses, therapists, social workers and home health aides; all services are ordered and monitored by a physician, which will continue under Hope. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to welcome VNA into the Hope HealthCare family,” Beckwith said. Hope HealthCare Services – recipient of the 2012 Business Ethics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation – is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, a not-for-pro t, 501(c)(3) status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing highquality, innovative care. For more information, visit www.HopeHCS.org. 4 Caloosa Belle May 2, 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. V isiting Nurses join Hope Healthcare I think you would agree with me that the most important aspect of our lives is our relationships. When God created Adam from the dust of the earth, the rst observation God made about the man was, “it is not good for the man to be alone” (Gen 2:18). Then he said, “I will make a helper suitable for him.” So, we are created for relationships with God and with one another and those relationships help us reach our full potential. Relationships are complicated. Our greatest happiness comes through relationships and also our biggest problems. Think of the relationships that have shaped your life. Think of relationships that have caused you great pain in your life. Good relationships are hard work. Perhaps this is why the Bible reminds us in Eph 4:3, to “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” There are three important principles of managing relationships. First, choose your relationships carefully. The writer of most of the book of Proverbs in scripture was Solomon. His quick, pithy communiqus have proven to be true down through the centuries. In Proverbs 13:20 he says, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” The bottom line is clear relationships make us or break us. Second, de ne your relationships. A healthy relationship includes many positive traits, as recently discussed in a article in Psychology Today. Here are a list of some of those qualities that are essential: 1. You can name your partner’s best friend and state a positive quality that person has. 2. You and your partner are playful with each other. 3. You think your partner has good ideas. 4. You’d like to become more like your partner in some ways. 5. Even when you disagree, you can acknowledge your partner makes sensible points. 6. You think about each other when you’re not physically together. 7. You see your partner as trustworthy. Jesus told his disciples, “I no longer call you servants but friends” (John 15:15). Those are stunning words for the Son o f God to declare, especially when you remember Jesus was only a brie f time away from being betrayed and arrested. But when you think about it, He was rede ning His relationship with the disciples and taking it to a much higher level. Relationships have to be de ned for them to be peaceful and productive. When we are unclear about the de nition of a relationship there is stress, tension and misunderstanding. Finally, set boundaries in your relationships. Human relationships seem contradictory because two paradoxical, true things happen. First, every person wants connection, closeness, and intimacy. Second, ever y person wants to be free and autonomous. These two needs are apparently in con ict. The closer someone gets to us, the less free we sometimes feel. Which will we choose if we have to choose: connection or freedom? People almost always pick freedom. Freedom is a gift from the Lord and without it, one would not be able to feel delight—to be happy. Love and freedom are closely intertwined. A functional relationship must strike a balance between intimacy and freedom. When a problem arises in a relationship, no matter what the area of con ict is, the real issue is often power. The question is being asked, “Who is in charge, you or me?” Hence, boundaries are on the line. Keep the proper balance of closeness and distance. Know when to be part of the group and when to stand alone as an individual. Know when to share your thoughts and feelings and when to keep your privacy. Remember, our relationships have more to do with who we become and what we accomplish than any other single factor in our lives. That is why it is essential to be in a proper relationship with God. If that is something that is happening in your life, congratulations. Keep pursuing that! On the other hand if that is not something that is current in your life, take this challenge – nd a place to worship this weekend. You just may be surprised what happens!Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church, located on Highway 80 in LaBelle, across from Cit y Hall. The Reality of Relationships Les Morgan The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the Foundation this month. “Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Taking care of existing trees is just as critical as planting new ones, and proper care ensures communities are able to fully enjoy the diverse bene ts of urban forestry.” The booklet provides details about the right way to plant and prune trees. It also includes tips on using shade trees and windbreaks to save on energy costs, attracting songbirds and creating a living snow fence. To receive the Conservation Trees booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at arborday. org/conservationtrees. Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet

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by Jennifer R. Young, Public Relations and Marketing Associate, Edison State College APRIL 23, 2013 – LABELLE, FLA. – “Future West Point alumna” may not be the rst thought that comes to mind when one sees Edison State College dual enrollment student Morgan Pepitone. But after talking to the petite, ve-foot-tall 18-year-old with hot pink ngernails, it’s quickly obvious why the United States Military Academy initially approached her. “I enjoy challenges,” she said. “School is how I challenge myself. I was always weeks ahead in my homework and class lessons because instead of going out on the weekends, I stayed home and studied. I knew that pushing myself was the way I was going to be able to do what I wanted with my life.” When the LaBelle High School student learned she could dual enroll at Edison State College and earn her associate’s degree w hile she was still in high school, she quickly jumped at the chance. “Some people were not very supportive of it, but my parents and brother were very encouraging. I’m happy I didn’t listen to the ones who said I shouldn’t because Edison State College has opened so many doors for me that I wouldn’t have had otherwise,” she said. Pepitone dual enrolled at Edison when she was a sophomore, the same year that colleges and universities began sending her interest letters. When she received an interest letter from The United States Military A cademy West Point, she tossed it in the pile w ith the others. It was her parents who conv inced her to take a second look. “I didn’t really know what West Point w as, but my parents were very adamant about me looking deeper into it,” she said. During the summer before her junior year, Pepitone attended West Point’s summer leader seminar where she got to see what a day at West Point was like. She attended classes, participated in physical training, and experienced rst-hand what all West Point students do on a daily basis. “After experiencing it in person, I realized I wasn’t going to get challenged anywhere else the way I would there,” she said. “It was the best place for me.” Pepitone found that even just applying to West Point was a challenge. First, she had to take a tness test and undergo a physical health exam. Then she had to interview with various state senators and congressmen to determine if she was truly committed to West Point. She also had to secure a nomination from one of them, which she did from Congressman Tom Rooney. She later learned that not only had she earned his nomination, she was also his number one pick. Pepitone was accepted to West Point in the rst round. She credits her experience at Edison State College with preparing her for the rigorous academics and daily schedule she’ll encounter at West Point. “At West Point, you’re required to take 18 credits a semester, as well as participate in an intramural sport, attend physical training in the mornings, and complete one chore every day,” Pepitone said. “Taking the extra credits at Edison along with my high school classes, participating in extracurricular activities after school, tutoring middle school students, and working babysitting jobs have all helped me learn to manage my time.” “My professors at Edison have been so encouraging and have taken the time to help me outside of class when they were busy themselves,” she said. “Professor Denton DiPo was a part of my decision to go to West Point. He really encouraged me and made sure we all learned in his class. Professor Sandra Seifert helped me with math when I needed it. Both really understood what I wanted to do and helped me get there any way they could.” “Morgan is more than a winner . she’s a one-er,” said Dr. Denton DiPo Coordinator of Academic Services, Edison State College Hendry/Glades Center. “I have not only had the privilege of witnessing her intellect, professionalism and sel essness in class, but also her leadership skills as a tireless innovator in her college club activities. She is goal-driven, well beyond her years in maturity, and sensitive to the needs of others. Her success at West Point will be demonstrated as an over ow of her disciplined character.” “Even though Morgan is a dual enrollment student and engaged in numerous extracurricular activities at her high school, she still found the time to be involved in the college campus culture,” said Sandra Seifert, professor, Mathematics. “I have had the privilege of working with her in her capacity as president of the Hendry/Glades chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She is a dedicated president, rallying her troops and taking the lead on many projects. I know that she will excel at West Point and will do her soon-to-be alma mater proud, because that is her nature. She is someone who is serious about her studies and is determined to do well in all that she attempts.” Having grown up in a close family, following the strict rules and discipline that are enforced at West Point is not a problem for Pepitone. She does admit, however, that there are some things about attending the military academy that make her nervous. “I wonder if I’m going to be okay being away from my family for so long, and I worry about getting through the physical training. I’m also going to have to give up some things I enjoy, like makeup and girlie stuff,” she laughed. “But I just try to keep telling myself that there were others who came before me who were just as bad off, just as scared, and they made it, so, I can, too.” Pepitone is the rst woman from Hendry County to attend West Point. She will be one of only 187 women in her class of 1050 students, and she believes women should be active in all areas of the military, even combat. “There are men who think women shouldn’t be in the military, so I have to prepare myself mentally to be ready for that. But women can do just as much as men can. We may be smaller, but we’re tough,” she said. “We shouldn’t be afraid to do things that are a little crazy or out of the box if we think it’s right.” When she graduates from West Point, Pepitone will be a second lieutenant in the United States Army and will serve ve years of active duty, following which she plans to attend law school and join the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Though she admits joining the military was not her rst choice in a career, now she is con dent she made the right choice. Pepitone plans to sta y in the military for life. “Duty. Honor. Country. It is the greatest decision I have ever made,” she said. “Some people will say you can’t do something, but you don’t have to listen to them,” Pepitone said. “If someone says ‘you can’t’, use it as a motivator to say ‘I will’. It’s all about what you want out of life and what you want to do as a person. The cliff isn’t always as high as you think it is.” ##### Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobaccofree, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across ve counties and through Edison Online. For more information please visit www.edison.edu. Submited photoMorgan Pepitone heading to West Point Edison student Morgan Pepitone is rst Hendry County woman to attend West Point 5 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013

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Submitted photo/ Joe ThomasMuseum receives anonymous donationsAnonymous donations have been left at the front door of LaBelle’s Heritage Museum that have volunteers perplexed. Some two weeks ago a plastic shopping bag was found hanging from the front door. It was discovered to contain one of the museum’s three-ring binders of information on local residents and events that had evidently been taken from the museum without permission at some time in the past. Did the “borrower” nally decide it should be returned? Who knows? More recently a box was left at the front door that contained what appears to be a LaBelle High School Marching Band uniform hat with its bright red plume together with a copy of the late Ailsa Dewing’s book of excerpts from LaBelle’s weekly newspapers from 1922 to 1931 and a copy of Peter Mathiessen’s Lost Man River, the second of his three volumes on the infamous Edgar Watson. Are these two anonymous donations connected? LaBelle Heritage Museum’s volunteers would de nitely like to know if there is a connection or merely two isolated happenings. Any and all information shared even an anonymous message left on the museum’s voice mail at 863-674-0034, will be appreciated. DOCTOR, LAWYER, ACCOUNTANT • Adjacent to McDonald’s • Across Street from Courthouse3,300 Feet • Will Divide1,800 Feet • 700 Feet •800 Feet Details at www.88mainstreet.com 863-673-5071 Owner ASK FOR PAUL YOUR NAME HERETime Temperature Etc8 8SOUTH MAINF O RENT 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! KEEPING YOUR VISION IN CHECK FOR 31 YEARS!Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you for the last 31 years. We greatly value your business and look forward to being here for many more years to serve you! Family Eye Care100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 6 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 James Melton Roach, 63LABELLE — James Melton Roach passed away Apr. 12, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. He was born Feb. 8, 1950 in Rutherfordton, N.C. to the late W oodrow Roach and his mother, Edna Morrow. Survivors include his wife, Karan (Barnwell) Roach of LaBelle; sons, Jud (Ashley) Clemmer of Tampa and Jeff (Victoria) Roach of Sulfur, La.; mother, Edna (McKaig) Morrow of Tryon, N.C.; brother, Woody (Susan) Roach of Myrtle Beach, N.C.; sister, Kathy (Scott) Harding of Tryon, N.C.; and his grandchildren, Kaylyn, Wyatt and Reagan, who were the joy of his life. He is also survived by his brother in law, Bill (Janice) Barnwell of Ft. Myers; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., May 4, 2013 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Rev. John Bennett of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. You can view the online obituary and light a candle in remembrance of Jim and leave your condolences to his family at: www.akin-davis.com Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Marian L. Wagner, 74LABELLE — Marian L. Wagner passed away April 24, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Flint, Mich. to the late George Washington and the late Ef e Bell (Jersey) Jefferies. She was lovingly known by many in LaBelle as “Lil Grandma.” She is survived by her daughter, Christina (Benjamin) Harling of Lakeland; grandchildren, Robert Koff, Joseph (Angelina) Koff and Ruth Ann Harling; and great-grandchildren, Robert Koff Jr., Jessica Koff, Chloe Koff; Nicholas Harling, Cory Briggs, Justin Briggs, Zachary Scelfo, Steven Helms and Joseph Koff; and cousin, Robert Rogers. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at LaBelle Assembly Of God, LaBelle with Pastor Clifford Avery of ciating. In lieu of owers, contributions can be made to Marian Wagner c/o Seacoast National Bank, 17 N. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 to aid the family with expenses. You may view the online obituary and light a candle in remembrance of Marian and leave condolences to her family at: www.akin-davis.com. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.James M. Phillips, II, 74LABELLE — James M. Phillips, II passed away April 25, 2013. He was born Feb. 21, 1939 in Miami, Fla., to the late James M. and the late Mayce (Simonette) Phillips. Survivors include his son, James M. (Penny) Phillips III of LaBelle; daughter, Patricia Williams of Tallahassee; step son, Robert F. Sayre of LaBelle; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son, Tommy Phillips A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10 a.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with Pastor Mitchell Wills of ciating. Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. You may view the online obituary and light a candle in remembrance of James and leave your condolences to his family at: www.akin-davis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries

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At a recent Kiwanis meeting in LaBelle, the guest speaker was Bill Nordstrom from the Araba Shriners, Shriners International and Shriners Hospital for Children. Bill gave an overview of what the Shriners Hospitals for Children have done over the past 91 years and what they continue to do for children. Bill lives right here in LaBelle and you may have seen him recently in front of Winn Dixie educating folks about the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Shriners Hospitals for Children is a pediatric hospital system that is dedicated to improving the lives of children through amazing and innovative research, education and specialized treatment of children. The rst Shriners Hospital opened in 1922 in Shreveport, LA. Over the years, more than 700,000 children have been helped. The specialties include orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. There are a total of 22 hospitals across the nation. Of those, 18 are orthopedic hospitals, three are burn hospitals and one hospital provides orthopedic, burn and spinal chord injury care. Once a child is approved, the Shriners Hospital for Children can provide medical care and transportation to children regardless of their family's ability to pay. Much of the funding for the Shriners Hospitals for Children comes from donations. These donations are from Shriner members, fundraising events, donations from businesses, and the generous public. To help support Shriners Hospitals for Children, you can call 1-800-241-GIFT(4438) or go to www.donate2shc.org. If you know of a child that the Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call the Fort Myers Araba Shriners at 239-3342226 or for more information, you can visit their website at http://www.shrinershq.org Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info LaBelle BridalDesigners Dresses... not Designers Prices Quinceaneras, Baptisms & Communions Tuxedo Rentals from Jims Formal Wear 863-342-8288 Century Plaza 443 W. Hickpoochee LaBelle, FL 33935 HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs.Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info 7 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Kiwanis, Shriners coordinate to help needy kids Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekCinco de Meow Adoption Special! Join us in celebrating Cinco de Meow! In honor of Cinco de Mayo we are having an adoption special throughout the month of May! All cat adoptions will be $25.00 with an approved adoption application. Meet Snowball, she is a beautiful young cat. Snowball plays well with others in the community cat room and would be a lovely addition to any home. You can take Snowball home with the following services covered: Spay, vaccines, feline combo test, deworming, and microchip. Anyone interested in Snowball or any of our other homeless pets can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our website at www.caloosahumanesociety.org and on at www.facebook.com/caloosa for more information. Submitted photoBill Nordstrom of the Shriners with LaBelle Kiwanis President Brenda Barnes.

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8 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Another young athlete from LaBelle High School is taking his rst brave steps into his future. Derek Bass is the latest LaBelle High School athlete to sign with a college. "It's been a long road but I feel like I'm just starting," he said after signing with Berry College. He credits friends and family with much of his success thus far and said he has no regrets. At just 18, Derek said it "seems like yesterday" that he started down this path. He smiled with pride as he admitted, "My hard work paid off." This is a young man who recognizes hard w ork and dedication, and understands that they are the foundation of any success. Although Derek plays many different plays, his rst love is football the rst sport he ever played. He said he enjoys the team aspect of the game and just fell in love with it. As a Cowboy, Derek led his football team as quarterback and also played receiver and safety; he was a forward on the basketball court and played rst base and out eld on the baseball diamond. Looking ahead to his college career and beyond, he said, "I just want to be the best I can." LHS Athletic Director Dave Kelley had high praise for Derek. "He's just awesome! A super student and super athlete. He's as hard working in practice as any student I've ever had always with a can-d attitude." He is headed to Berry College in Rome. Ga. where he will be studying bioengineering and playing for the Vikings. The son of Richard and Tammy Kay Bass, Derek is also a 2013 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Academic AllSate Team member. He has a 4.0 GPA and ranks fourth in the 2013 Class of LaBelle High School. He is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. Derek earned four varsity letters in basketball plus three in football and baseball; was a class representative all four years at LHS; and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has volunteered over 445 hours in LaBelle Little League, Pop Warner, LHS Basketball Facilities and LMS Basketball Camp. His advice to those younger athletes: "Keep your head up and don't quit." This year Derek was also named: 2012-13 Varsity Basketball District 18 Most Valuable Player; All Academic Team; FACA District 18 Class 4A Scholar Athlete of the Year and FACA District 19 Class 4A All Senior Team. "The FHSAA is proud to reward these outstanding students through the Academic All-State scholarship program for excelling in the classroom and yet still nding a way to impact their communities and succeed in the athletic arena," said FHSAA Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing. "This group of student-athletes truly personi es the FHSAA mission of building leaders through teamwork, sportsmanship and citizenship." The 12 boys and 12 girls who merited inclusion on this prestigious team will be celebrated at the FHSAA Academic All-State Awards Banquet on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville. Each of the 24 Academic All-State Team members will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the FHSAA. Additionally, one male and one female student-athlete from the group will receive the FHSAA's most prestigious honor: Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Recipients of that honor will be announced during the banquet, and the two will receive additional $3,000 scholarships and a special trophy. Scholar-athlete Derek Bass signs with Berry College Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantLaBelle High School graduating senior Derek Bass, center, shares a big smile with his parents, Rickey and Tammy Kay, after signing to go to Berry College The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on May 4 from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. in Hendry County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the nal Web report to the FWC course on May 4. It does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the nal test. The course also includes live- ring instruction on a shooting range. The course is at the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce shooting range, between Clewiston and La Belle, 0.7 miles down Witt Road off State Road 80, 9 miles west of U.S. 27. Take the rst road east of the Pioneer Shell Gas Station. Participants can sign up at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Of ce at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live- re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. FWC hunter safety course in Hendry County Bike for the Cure Fundraiser May 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m at Barron Park. Registrations for the race will be $15 per child. Each child w ill be in a category according to their age group. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. This event is to raise funds for Susan G. Komen, sponsored by the Healthy Body Healthy Soul program., which helps low income residents qual y for a free or reduced cost mammogram. Registration will be at Save A Lot May 8, 11, 14, 15 9-11 a.m. and and Winn Dixie 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. You can also register May 25 at Barron Park from 8-9 a.m. For information call Mary Bartoshuk at 863-517-0307. Race for health This is a free golf clinic for all kids, ages 12-18 years, that are interested in learning to play golf. The registration is May 11 at 8:30 a.m. and the clinic begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be three quali ed instructors at the course teachng the clinic in all areas of golf game. There will be a free T-shirt and hot dogs for all who register. For more information please call Kenny McDonald at The Glades, 862-902-7034 or LW Howard at 673-6329 or Jeff Burton at 673-4047. Sponsors welcome. Free golf clinic

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by Sarah LappOn Tuesday, April 16 the Varsity softball team defeated the Clewiston Tigers in the District 3A Semi nal with a score of 1-0. With Championship hopes, the Cowgirls practiced on Wednesday to prepare for an infamous battle with the Vikings. The players nodded to their 2011 District Championship win over Verot and were eager to be in the winner's circle yet again. The Cowgirls went on to play the Bishop V erot Vikings in the District 3A Championship on Thursday, April 18. They fell 3-0, but secured the collateral title of District Runner Up. The sole freshmen on the Varsity squad, Rumor Cantu, scored the only run in the Semi nal against Clewiston in the third inning. "I scored my run when (senior) J essica Smith slapped and brought me into home plate. It felt awesome after I did it, I knew that I was helping my team bring in the win for the night," Cantu said. Regarding the championship game on April 18, junior Rachael Reinbott said, "we shut the Vikings down defensively in the beginning and thought we had a good hold on the game." In the fth and sixth innings the V ikings scored three times. The game ended with LaBelle struggling to score. "We lost by only two runs when w e played Verot at home earlier in the season. After that loss, we were even more driven to beat them in Districts. In the championship game we weren't expecting their pitcher to be that good. Sadly, their overall game was just better than ours," junior center- elder Sidney Nunez said. On Thursday, April 25, the Cowgirls defeated the Lincoln Park High School Greyhounds 6-4 in the Regional Quarter nal. The score was 3-4 Lincoln at the start of the seventh inning. With the Cowgirls having two outs and two runners on base, senior Jessica "Jesse" Whitman stepped up to the plate. Whitman bunted to bring in both runners and raise the score 5-4 LaBelle. Junior Rachael Reinbott hit to bring Whitman home and secure the 6-4 win for the Cowgirls. "Beatriz Cardoza got the last out of the game. It was so perfect! Our stands were going crazy!" senior Cowgirl fan Bianca Hernandez said. The Cowgirls advanced to the Regional Semi nal against Verot on Tuesday but lost the game 4 to 0. Congratulations for such a great season! 9 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittNew recordCongratulations to the LaBelle High School girls 4x400 relay for setting a new school record! Pictured from left: Diana Rodriguez, Kayla Keller, Ana Figueroa and Andrea Lutkenhaus. Submitted photo/ Sarah LappFreshmen Rumor Cantu prepares to take off the base at the District 3A Championship. Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittThe 2013 LaBelle Cowgirl Varsity soft ball team. Cowgirls varsity softball wins over Lincoln Park in regional quarter nal but lost to Vikings for Regional Championship

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LaBelle Area Real Estate www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker LOOKING FOR ACREAGE... CHECK THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTINGS.... Manufactured home on 5 Acres... Reduced price $89,900 3BR/3BA Custom built 2011 CBS home on 5 Acres. $250,000 A djoining 10 acres also available for sale... Call for details. 4BR/4BA Home on 4.8 +/acres located east of town. $250,000 on 10 Acres, completely fenced, stocked pond plus palm tree nursery included $450,000 863-675-4500or 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, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager.YOU WILL NEVER LIVE ON THE WATER FOR LESS! Cozy waterfront 2BR/2BA concrete block home on acre in quaint River Oaks subdivision located in quiet Ortona, Florida. Features a large living room, separate dining room, galley kitchen, and a large concrete patio for barbecuing and entertaining! Back yard canal… perfect for fishing boat, kayak, or canoe. OWNER READY TO MAKE A DEAL! ($79,900) RENTAL: 2BR/1BA/1 car garage home in Port LaBelle; $600/month SOLD 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, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E MANUFACTURED HOMES $49,000 Beautiful 3/2 mobile on a very nice lot in the city. Well taken care of. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $75,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. $185,000 Home features two large masters and a spacious kitchen. While oaks cover the 15.6+/acres. HOMES $57,500 3/2 family home on nice lot. Galvalum roof and new carpet. $63,000 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $64,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $95,000 Custom built home, nicely kept. Located in area with beautiful oaks. EXECUTIVE HOMES $175,000 Lovely 2-story Ranch style home on 2.5 acres. Lots of unique features. Call for more information. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. $425,000 Beautiful 5BR/3BA custom built home in Oak Haven Estates. Over 3,000 sq ft on 2 acres. Call for an appointment.SOLDUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT HOMES Belle. Close to schools/shopping. $219,000 2,000+/sq. ft of living area, split ”oor plan. $210,000. 3.94+/acres in Port LaBelle Ranchettes. $163,900. Two master bedrooms, family room, of“ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900. in Clewiston. Oversized lot, enclosed garage, 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area $99,900. nal. 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area, 2 car garage, and much more. $90,000. home in Port LaBelle. 2,172 sq. ft of living space of living area, has family, f ormal and dining room $87,000 Belle. Spacious rooms and kitchen. $74,900. spacious kitchen and bedrooms. $55,000. Zoned C-1, frame home in LaBelle. $49,900. Possiable owner “nancing! an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $35,000. SOLD SOLD SOLD Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLD SOLD 10 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Submitted photoCOES Family NightCountry Oaks Elementary School presented a family night at Mira Verde, on April 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. COE staff members invited parents to drop in and visit, while sharing some of the resources offered at Country Oaks. Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Wedeles shared how the Accelerated Reading Program bene ts students at all levels of literacy development. There are many reasons that reading at home is important for children; Mrs. Cottrell and Mrs. CalderSmith helped parents understand why children should begin to read with parents long before they ever start school. Mrs. Luckey prepared a pamphlet of websites that can be accessed from home by parents and students. Mrs. Cantu prepared materials for parents that will be registering new kindergarteners in the fall. Mr. Sealey and Mrs. Jones passed out grade level expectations for the new Common Core Standards. Country Oaks Elementary School thanks all of the parents that participated in Family Night at Mira Verde, and look forward to continuing to provide a high quality education to all students. During the month of May, the library will be showing one movie each from the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The movies will be on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m, starting with “Casablanca” on May 2. Weather permitting, they will be shown outside under the stars. BINGO will also be offered again on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Below is an event schedule for the month of May. Thursday, May 2 “Casablanca” from 1942 Thursday, May 9 Writer’s Group at 12:00 noon Thursday, May 9 BINGO at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 13 Book Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m, everyone is invited Thursday, May 16 “12 Angry Men” from 1957 Thursday, May 23 “Wait Until Dark” from 1967 Thursday, May 30 “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” from 1971 Make plans to bring the kids to our summer program “Tracking Florida”, a join in the exploration of our great state. Watch for complete details. Throwback Days at Barron Library Submitted photo/ Sylvia GuzmanWest Glades has talent!West Glades Got Talent Show WGS' Got Talent show took place on Friday, April 12. In the division of K fth grade: rst place: Karisa Guzman, second place: Mia Castano, third place: AnaKaren Sandoval and Karisia Guzman. In the division of sixtheighth grade: rst place: Clara Alsina, second place: Ryan Perry, third place: tie between Alexia Guzman and Gracie Goodwin. All proceeds bene t 5th-8th grade math department. The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the Foundation this month. “Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Taking care of existing trees is just as critical as planting new ones, and proper care ensures communities are able to fully enjoy the diverse bene ts of urban forestry.” The booklet provides details about the right way to plant and prune trees. It also includes tips on using shade trees and windbreaks to save on energy costs, attracting songbirds and creating a living snow fence. To receive the Conservation Trees booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: Conservation Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at arborday. org/conservationtrees. A rbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet

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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. Child CareRising Starz Child Care is located across from The First Baptist Church on N. Main Street. We are a full service day care with over twenty years of experience with children. We offer care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and after school students (Monday-Friday, 7:00 am -5:30 pm) We offer the following: School Readiness, Food Service, Bus drop off from Country Oaks and LaBelle Elementary C20HE0020LLC Lawn ServiceGonzalez 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 AntiquesAntique Mirror Piano est. 1920’s. Beautiful. Call or go by Miss Patty’s Consignment Shop. Price negotiable. 239-216-6156.. MiscellaneousNew Kustom P.A. 200w $300 with stand. New self powered 21” mower 6.75HP $150. In LaBelle 717-513-7176 Pets/SuppliesAKC Toy Fox terrier pups for sale. Some dogs for adoption 863-675-1571 ApartmentsDUPLEXES3 BR in the Belmont area of LaBelle, nice neighborhood, convenient location. VERY REASONABLE! Call 863-673-4630. Houses RentCOUNTRY VILLAGE LABELLE Very nice 1BR/1BA w/ garage $525/month Margaret Barber Realty 863-675-5968 or 863-221-2944 Houses RentLABELLE 2BR, 2BA, eat-in kitch, LR/DR, lg util room, screened porch, near center of Labelle. $750/mo + sec dep. (863) 234-1153. LABELLE 2BR cottage in city limits, large yard with patio area, large shed, picket fence, screened in porch, & old Oak trees. $535/month. Call: (863)675-0104 evenings. Labelle Adult 55+ Aqua Isles Resort. Lrg. 7 rm, 3br./2ba. Fireplace, carport, Pets OK. $385 mo. rent, with option to buy. 859-548-2593 or 859-304-1381. Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Houses SaleFor Sale: Port LaBelle, 3/2 Fenced Yard. Quiet Street, Nice Neighbors. For showing call 863-675-7041 or 673-4099 Labelle Adult 55+ Aqua Isles Resort. Lrg. 7 rm, 3br./2ba. Fireplace, carport, Pets OK. $28,000. 859-548-2593 or 859-304-1381. Site Built 3br, 2bath house. Owner nancing with good or bad credit. Only $7,000 down. Very reasonable monthly payments. House is on Oak Street. Call Brittany for more information at (239)244-7025 or (863)675-8888 11 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING EAST HENDRY COUNTY COMMUNITIES RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting May 7, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. East Hendry County Communities Recreation Advisory Board 442022 CN/CB 5/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2528 2007 2024329-28000000820 Osvaldo & Jana Alfonso Lot 147, Section 1, LABELLE FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441093 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Verona A, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1502 2007 1244432-A0001240000 Gary Scott Miller The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 5186, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441090 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 1214334-01000010090 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441104 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 2758 2008 1214334-010000Q0330 Samuel Moody and Tracy Moody Thomas Lots 42 and 43, Block Q, HARLEM SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442243 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Ella lll, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1637 2007 1264432-A0001530000 Gary Scott Miller The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 320, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441101 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1920 2009 1274432-A0000380100 Prudence Richards The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 783, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441103 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 2027 2009 1354432-A0000140000 Pablo & Migdalia Ramos The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4645 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442233 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on May 13th, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 1997 Ford, VIN: 1FMDU34E4VZB78389 2004 Ford, VIN: 1FMDU65WX4UC05101 ***We have to right to refuse any and all bids*** 442047 CN 5/2/2013 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 1944 2009 1274432-A0001430000 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 57, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442235 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2118 2009 1364432-A0000150000 Lou’s Properties Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4899, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442236 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA Case No.: 13-253-DR IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: ROGELIO GARCIA Husband, and JUANA MARIA REYES PERDOMO Wife, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: JUANA MARIA REYES PERDOMO YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy o f your written defenses, if any, to it on Agoston Law Group, whose address is 3375 East Tamiami Trail, Suite 400, Naples, Florida 34112 on or before APRIL 20, 2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at HENDRY County Courthouse whose physical address is 25 HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LA BELLE, FLORIDA 33935, and whose mailing address is PO BOX 1760 LA BELLE, FLORID A 33975, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You ma y review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed o f your current address. (You ma y le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 3-26-2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ R. DE LA CRUZ Deputy Cler k 441404 CN 4/25 & 5/2, 9, 16/ 2013 IN THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY FILE NO: 2013-CP-28 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWIN GRANSON MASON, a/k/a EDWIN MASON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate o f EDWIN GRANSON MASON, a/k/a EDWIN MASON deceased, whose date of death December 28, 2012, and File Number 2013-CP-28, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE O R THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is: April 25, 2013. CHRYSTAL HOGAN Personal Representative DEAN AND DEAN, L.L.P. Susan E. Dean, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 746827 230 Northeast 25th Avenue Ocala, Florida 34470 (352) 368-2800 eservice@deananddean.net Attorney for Personal Representative 441640 CN 4/25;5/2/2013 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M78-R0 Long Line Paint Striping. Charlotte, Glades, Hendry & Lee Maximum Budgetary Ceiling.Contractor is required to have at least three (3) years of experience in the performance of Pavement Markings, or the Project Superintendent must have at least three (3) years of like experience as a Superintendent. A Contractor that presently has a certi cate of prequali ed with the Department in “Pavement Markings” will suf ce to meet the above requirements. The form may be obtained from the District Contracts Administrator. This Form must be completed and submitted with the bid to the District Contract Administrator. This form must be signed by the Owner or an Of cer of the Company and dated in the space provided on the back (page 2) of the form. Budget Estimate $ 749,370.00. E1M79-R0 Mowing, Litter Removal, Edging & Sweeping, and Inside Mower Deck Herbicide Application. Manatee. Budget Amount: $300,000.00. E1M80 Re-Setting of Existing Guardrail to 2013 Design Standard Speci cation Height of 24” on SR70 East of US 27. Highlands Maximum Budgetary Ceiling. Budget Estimate: $177,195.00 E1M81-R0 Mechanical Sweeping. Glades & Hendry. Budget Estimate: $23,804.00 E1M82-R0 Cleaning, Desilting, Pipe Lining and Repair with Video Inspection. Charlotte, Lee, Glades & Hendry Maximum Budgetary Ceiling. Budget Estimate: $180,045.00 E1M83 Performance Storm Water Pond Maintenance. Hardee, Desoto & Manatee. Budget Estimate: $436,618.00. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on April 29, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. 801 North Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 E1M84-R0 Sidewalk Repairs. Manatee & Sarasota Maximum Budgetary Ceiling. Budget Estimate: $144,000.00. E1M85-R0 Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping of Primary Roadways and Storm Water Ponds. Lee. Budget Estimate: $420,000.00. E1M86 Performance based storm water pond Manatee & Sarasota. Budget Estimate: $270,000.00. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on April 29, 2013 at 1:00 P.M .801 North Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 441358 CN/CB 4/25;5/2/2013 Real EstateWantedLABELLE AREA WATERFRONT HOME WANTED Cash buyer looking for any condition home on the Caloosahatchee up to $350,000. Lot size acre or larger on Fort Denaud or CR 78. Email mike.piche@xplornet.com or call 519 984-1745 Mobile Home RentTravel trailer w/attached Florida Room 1bd/2bath Family room, dining room, laundry and storage shed. Unfurnished. Small pets allowed. Adults only 55+ Whisper Creek RV Resort $650 month 863-234-0538 Mobile HomeSale3 and 4 bedroom doublewide land and home package deals. Ready to move in with your good credit and reasonable down payment. Very fast approval. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 Doublewide, 3br, 2bath on 1/2 acre lot in very nice community only $52,900. Low down payment and nancing available with your good credit. Call Brittany at 239-244-7025 or 863-675-8888 Large 5br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Very easy nancing with your good credit. Call 863-677-1114 or 863-983-4663 ask for Dwight New 3br, 2bath doublewide on 1/2 acre lot in North LaBelle. $74,900 Financing available with your good credit. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 or Brittany at 863-244-7025 V ery large 3br, 2bath doublewide on Lakefront property. 1/2 acre in nice subdivision only $57,900 with low down payment and nancing available with you good credit. Call Brittany at (239)244-7025 or (863)675-8888 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Public Notice Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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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 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 Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441105 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 2007 2008 1264432-A0000040100 Carlos Viana Dantos The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1122, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441089 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1828 2009 1254432-A0002670000 Ismael Portalatin Gonzalez The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4954, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441094 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 2186 2009 1364432-A0002260000 Laida Naranjo Casanova MD & Orlando Naranjo Jr TR The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4139, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442240 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2134 2009 1364432-A0000830000 Nellida Cuego The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4713, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442242 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 5/14/13 SUBJECT AREA: 257 Cellular Telephones EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for cellular telephones. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1010.215 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42 and 1010.215 F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for cellular telephones. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on May 14, 2013. Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory cost, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice. Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in the future. Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 440715 CN 4/18,25;5/2 CB 5/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1311 2009 1134432-A0002020100 Lou’s Properties, Inc. The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3068, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441092 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1880 2009 1264432-A0001930000 Neri Vasquez The North one-half of the East one-half of the North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 300, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441097 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 1940 2009 1274432-A0001240000 Raul Hernandez The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South,Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 699, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442229 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1941 2009 1274432-A0001270100 Raul Hernandez The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 698, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442232 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1822 2009 1254432-A0002540100 Jose M Vera Ramos The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4962, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441091 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2160 2009 1364432-A0001480100 Omar & Damaris Rodriquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4011, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442231 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1912 2009 1274432-A0000170000 Lou’s Properties, Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 843, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441100 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 LMS book fair plannedLaBelle Middle School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair continues till Friday, May 3, in the Library Media Center. 7:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Please come to LMS and see for yourself what new books and other items are now available for every member of the family! Early dismissal May 8Hendry County Schools will be dismissed early on Wednesday, May 8, (Early Release Day). Lunch will be served that day. School bus drivers will follow their regular schedules based upon early release times.Register for VPK at COESHendry County Schools is offering a free VPK summer program again this year. If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten in August and will be 5 years old by September 1, 2012, he/she is eligible to attend a VPK program. Please call Richard Talada at 674-4140 for more information on this program School Briefs

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BINGO at Barron Library! Please come to the Library and play BINGO on Thursday evening, May 9, at 7 p.m. See you there!Help cloggers get to UniversalCome to the Country Rhythm Cloggers Fun in the Park and Chicken Barbecue on May 4 at Barron Park. Half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw for $8 plus lots of homemade baked goodies. Entertainment will feature the Whidden Band, the Dance Company, Twirling Belles and Couuntry Rhythm Cloggers. Lots of vendors: Sharon’s Kreations, Southern Divas, Jurusu Life Blend for Joit Health drinks by Girls Scouts, Smooothies by Charlie Davis; plus you can purchase from any clogger a photo session, river front, by Jerri Lynn. Help the cloggers work their way to perform at Universal Studios on June 29. Call 863-673-5054 for tickets or to be a vendor.MCA eventsMay 11, Country jam session and pot luck dinner will begin at 6:-9 p.m. May 16, Regular monthly meeting. It will start at 7 p.m. This meeting the nal draft to the BY-Laws and the Rental Agreement will be available. Meetings open to anyone who would like to come. Refreshments will be served. May 18, Karaoke and pot luck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. There will be NO jam session and pot luck dinner on the 4th Sat. (May 25). All events are open to the public and held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-674-0467. Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1992 2009 1274432-A0002740000 Orlando Naranjo The West one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the West 30 feet and the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 231, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442241 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1769 2009 1254432-A0001140000 Arnold D. & Claudia Hessen The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1143, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441102 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 1945 2009 1274432-A0001430100 Orlando Naranjo TR & Aida Naranjo TR The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 58, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442238 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2172 2009 1364432-A0001830000 Caminito Fond-Rose The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road over the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal over the North 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4051, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442234 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1690 2009 1244432-A0000430100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR + Laida Naranjo Cassanova TR The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5328, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441096 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 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 2124 2009 1364432-A0000310100 Stanley F. Gronkiewiecz & Joan E. Rzepka The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4836, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442239 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1998 2009 1344432-A0000180000 Lourdes Pares & Juan E. Pares & Migdalia Pares The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4373, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442230 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 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 2179 2009 1364432-A0002050100 Eduardo Chavez & Lorena De Villalobos The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4155, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 6th day of June, 2013. Dated this 24th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 442237 CN 5/2,5/9,5/16,5/23/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ONGOING MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL PLANNING, SURVEYING, ENGINEERING AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS SERVICESRFQ # 2013-17 Opening Date and Time: May 23, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking professional planning, surveying, engineering, and economic analysis consultant services for ongoing assistance in these functional areas. Firms submitting must have expertise in the following areas: 1) functional, comprehensive and small area planning, 2) land development regulations, and 3) economic, market and scal impact analysis. Proposers can have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services. Firms are not required to submit a proposal for all three areas of expertise that is desired. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Section III, Submissions Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., May 23, 2013, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by calling (863) 675-5220 or by email, jmcelhaney@hendry a.net. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. There may be awards to multiple rms for various services and there is no guarantee for any particular level of work. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 442273 CB/CN 5/2,9,16/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Crystal l. LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1661 2007 1264432-A0002340000 Helen Sparks + Joey C. Scott The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida., excluding the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 409 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441098 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1712 2009 1244432-A0001130100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Laida Naranjo Cassanova TR The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5183, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441099 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, 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 1387 2009 1144432-A0001900100 Orlando Naranjo The South one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest 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 West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2742, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of May, 2013 which is the 23rd day of May, 2013. Dated this 10th day of April, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 441095 CN 4/18, 4/25 & 5/2, 5/9/2013 14 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Community Briefs

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W idows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet May 16 at Sal Cal Pizza, 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.GOP to meetOn May 13, the Republican Party and the Hendry County Republican Executive Committee will be meeting at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 21 South Lee Street, LaBelle. Meet and Greet w ill begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting directly after. For further information please call Linda at (863) 673-6026. Class of ‘88 reunionLHS Class of ’88 multi-class reunion, J une 22. Steamboat Cruise from Ft. Myers 6-11:30 p.m., $40 pp. To RSVP or more info email scarlettbonjovi@yahoo.com.LMS farmers market May 10LaBelle Middle School PTO will be holding another Farmer’s Market on May 10th from the Chamber Porch. Pre-orders only. Please call LMS – 674-4646, ask for Bobbie Spratt for more information.Come, Good Dog!Dog Training! First class starts on Tuesday, May 21st 6:00 p.m. at CHS Veterinary Clinic Building located at 1050 Commerce Drive in LaBelle. Registrations, payments, and waiver/questionnaire can be made at Caloosa Humane Society located at 1200 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. The fee is: $65.00/6 w eek class or $30.00/6 week class for dogs adopted at CHS. Dogs must be current on v accines prior to class starting and proof needs to be on record at the CHS one week prior to the class. Basic obedience class for adults and socialization/puppy commands for dogs under 6 months. For additional information please call 863.675.0997.Museum to elect of cersFollowing a short program on LaBelle’s upcoming Black Heritage Festival, members of LaBelle Heritage Museum will elect president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer for one-year terms and one director for a three-year term at its Thursday, May 2, meeting at LaBelle City Hall, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, at 7 p.m. President Joe Thomas, vice-president Elinor Jones and director Lynda Rider-Smith are running for re-election. Irene Doub and Addison Austin retain their director seats on the board. The nominating committee under the direction of Sara Townsend will present its slate for the remaining of ces at the beginning of the business of ce. Nominations from the oor for all of ces to be lled are in order. For information, contact nominating committee chair Sara Townsend at 863-675-0125. Installation of the newly elected of cers will take place at a pot luck dinner held at LaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 North Bridge Street, on a date to be announced later. Spring Cleaning? If you are, and you have items that are usable, and have some value, please donate them to the Cowboy Closet of LaBelle High School. The Closet sets out to help the community with items at low prices. Call Kevin Lutkenhaus at 863-673-4638 or email at lutkenhausk@hendry.k12. .us if you can help. Mini Health Fairs-May These health fairs are free and open to the public. We will be doing free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more Information please call Tabitha Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863-233-1305. Hope Connections LaBelle Friday, May 17, 2013 11 a.m., Cowboy Way LaBelle, Ace HH #299991018. Hope Connections Moore Haven, Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. 691 US 27 NW Moore Haven, Ace HH License #299991018. Hope Connections Tuesday, May 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. Next to the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Ace HH License #29991018. Please join us for a Caregiver’s Support GroupThursday, May 9, 1 p.m. at Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., LaBelle, Ace HH License #299991018. Free QuickBooks WorkshopThere will be a free Quickbooks workshop, registration required to attend, Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Come to Beef O’ Brady’s of LaBelle (Lunch will be provided). Address: 197 E Hickpoochee Ave. Sponsored by: Simpli ed Technologies. Please contact: Maria at 863-342-8251 or e-mail: maria@ simpli edtech.biz for registration.Ri e Club fund raiserThe Glades County 4H Ri e Club is raf ing off a shotgun and the proceeds help 4-H’ers with ammo and travel for state matches. These kids could really use your support. The raf e will be held on May 7 at the 4H banquet in Moore Haven. If you would like to purchase a ticket see Susan Whidden at the Seacoast National Bank in LaBelle, or call 863-990-8889.VFW eventsThe VFW Turkey Shoots are always on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Charcoal Broiled Burgers every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Bingo every Sunday at 2:00 p.m.ABWA scholarships availableABWA scholarship applications are available at Badcock Furniture Store on Main Street. Applicants must be a junior, senior, graduate student or attend a vocational school.Help cancer patient, win a turkey fryerHis Vision Our Hands is hosting a raf e for the Sandra Carter cancer bene t. Purchase a raf e ticket for $5 to win a CharGrill gas turkey fryer; tickets sold at Langford Ford 863-675-1686 ask for Tracy or Melinda. No date has been set for the drawing as yet.MammogramsMay 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments recommended. No prescription necessary (visit www.RadiologyRegional.com for eligibility guidelines). Most insurances accepted. Discount self-pay price. Call to schedule (239) 936-4068. Pony, horses foundThe Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce AG Unit recovered a Shetland pony and twohorses roaming on the road in Montura. To claim ownership, please contact the AG Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.DAV ea marketThe Disabled American Veterans Fle a Market is open every Saturday from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and SR 80. For information or to set up a booth call 239-728-5332. 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 Fax (863) 324-8149 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry First Friday of the month from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only)699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE• Tree Trimming & Removal •Stump Grinding • Shaping & Topping863-675-0403Licensed and InsuredPeop l e are searc h ing f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 15 Caloosa Belle May 2, 2013 Community Briefs

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