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Operation Gratitude Test Drive Event AT LANGFORD FORDThis Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 13th through 15th. Help us support our Troops.See the Press Release in this paper, call 863-675-1686, go to langfordford.com, or check us out on Facebook for details. Thursday, June 13, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 24 Glades logs sixth fatality Glades County has seen its sixth fatal crash this year. In all of 2012, there were a total of four. A ccording to the Florida Highway Patrol, the one-vehicle crash took place June 7 at 5:17 p.m. on CR 721 north of SR 78. The FHP reports that a 2008 Dodge Avenger was traveling north on CR 721 when it left the roadway and continued north on the east shoulder of CR 721 through two private driveways. It collided with two concrete poles and continued north when it overturned several times. The driver was ejected completely from the vehicle, which came to a rest on its roof, facing w est. The driver ended up east of the vehicle. According to FHP the crash was not alcohol related and the victim w as not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Identi cation of the deceased w as pending noti cation of next of kin. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Hendry County Deputies responded to ve separate complaints reporting that they had received phone calls from an automated female voice stating, "A bomb will detonate in 15 minutes. I suggest you evacuate." At 2:08 that afternoon, deputies rst responded to the LaBelle Middle School after receiving the automated call. Eleven personnel still present on the school campus were evacuated and a search was conducted for an y Bomb threats lead to arrest Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantTallahassee to LaBelleGovernor Rick Scott extended a hand to Hendry County Friday, June 7, as he came to meet constituents here. The governor spent the morning meeting with hometown folks at the courthouse, hearing their problems, wishes and complaints. Afterward Gov. Scott said he will take those concerns back to Tallahassee with him, to see if he can be of assistance and to nd out if these individual issues may be part of a larger problem that needs to be addressed. He said he is focusing on jobs and education. The morning culminated with a brief visit to the LaBelle Veterans Park where he was welcomed by Mayor Dave Lyons and local veterans. Gov. Scott addressed the small crowd, including a Girl Scout troop as well as other residents. Pictured with the governor are: Mayor Dave Lyons, Gov. Scott and Rep. Matt Hudson. Governor Scott conversed with 11-year-old Novie Kohutek, a junior member of the Legion Auxiliary. Submitted photo/ Roy RiggsFly like an EagleJerry Schauer will receive his Eagle Award at a special ceremony on June 15 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. Jerry is the son of Frank and Elizabeth Schauer of LaBelle. He has earned 21 different merit badges as well as the God and Country religious award. He has held leadership positions such as Chaplain Aide, Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. His Eagle scout Service project consisted of planning, organizing and supervising the installation of an information kiosk at the LaBelle Nature Park. LaBelle Congralates Jerry on a job well done! See Threats — Page 2 Flag DayFriday, June 14. Dana-HowardWeekley, American Legion Post 130 of LaBelle invites everyone out to its Flag Retirement Ceremony. at 6 p.m. at the Post,t 699 W Hickpochee Ave. If you cannot make the ceremony but have ags that need to be retired you can drop them off at the Post.

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www.centerstate b an k .com *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. Annual Percentage Rate may increase after consummation. Major Purchases €College Debt Consolidation €Vacation Home Improvements3.25%APR Home Equity Lines We will pay closing costs on lines up to $150,000!**As Low As 863.675.022445 N. Bridge StreetLabelle, Florida 33975 2 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013suspicious items. LaBelle Middle School was cleared by law enforcement personnel after they found nothing suspicious. Beginning at 6:37 p.m., within a six minute period, Hendry County Sheriffs Deputies w ere dispatched to four additional locations. The rst was Handy South, Located at 1040 State Road 29, BP Gas station located at 280 W. Hickpochee Ave., Sal Cal Pizza, located at 732 South Main Street, and Winn Dixie Grocery Store, located at 906 South Main Street. All four businesses received calls from an automated female voice indicating that there was a bomb on the premises and it would detonate. Business operators safely evacuated their locations and law enforcement of cers searched all areas for any suspicious devices. None were found. One of the local businesses targeted was able to capture the phone number the call was generated from, along with a name. Hendry County IT Director Ryan Purdy, who oversees Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce technology, was able to determine that the phone number used was a default number for Skype.com. During the investigation, Purdy along with Hendry County investigators, were provided with the account information. Investigators were able to determine that 14-year-old Jourdan Dampier of LaBelle utilized a laptop computer in conjunction with the Skype account to generate the automated messages to local business. In an eleven-hour period, authorities say Dampier attempted to initiate twelve bomb threats. However only ve of the calls were successful. On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Hendry County Investigators took Dampier into custody and charged him with ve counts of False Bomb Threats. Dampier is currently being held in Fort Myers, at the Juvenile Detention Center. ThreatsContinued From Page 1 Submitted photos/ Bobbie SprattLMS’ Water ParkLaBelle Middle School created its very own Water Park to reward the students who “Do the Right Thing.” In the second celebration this year, LMS and their PTO arranged for an hour and a half of water events. The school board maintenance department got in on the fun by digging a 12 footx40 footx3 foot hole and after the LaBelle Volunteer Fire Department lled it with water, LMS had a swimming pond. There was a DJ, a dunk tank, a 24-foot water slide and an in atable slip ‘n slide, both of which had a holding pool at the end, a DJ and a dunk tank. Principal Gary White was the rst in the tank and Assistant Principal Ken Pickles was the last, with LMS teachers in between. The students voted on which teachers they would most like to ‘dunk’ by placing money in jugs during lunches. The Health Department’s Tobacco and Drug Free staff furnished popcorn and a generous local farmer donated watermelon for the students’ enjoyment. The criteria for attendance was to be passing all classes, have good attendance and have no suspensions. Planners of the event have reported there were approximately 100 more participants than for the rst event, which means this incentive is working! Students not able to participate had planned study activities in the classroom. Plans for three celebrations are in the works for next year. LMS organizers would like to extend a huge thank you to the Fire Department, the Health Department and the Maintenance Department. This event could not have happened without your assistance. Hendry County Engineering reports that the previously scheduled closure of CR78 in North LaBelle between Old CR 78 and Nobles Road has been rescheduled to June 17 (one week delay). The road will be closed to through traf c (including school buses) for the 220 day construction period. CR 78 closure postponed until June 17

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3 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 LaBelleBilly Joe Hall Jr., 31, was arrested June 10 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000 and grand theft of a rearm. Sgt. J. Olivera w as arresting of cer. Larry Gerome Willis, Jr., 26, was arrested J une 10 on a warrant and charged with a moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender. Paul Casey Fry, 40, was arrested June 5 and charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc., resisting arrest interfering with law enforcement with violence and possession of methamphetamine schedule 1. W. Grif n w as arresting of cer. Pablo Ramon Hernandez, 20, was arrested June 5 and charged with battery on a law enforcement of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc. M. Thomas was arresting of cer. Esmeralda Amarco, 40, was arrested J une 8 and charged with cruelty to a child with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. C. McVey was arresting of cer. Joey Hamby, 28, was arrested June 7 and charged with presenting a false identi ction to law enforcement, ee/elude law enforcement with light and siren, possession of opium or derivative with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver, etc. M. Thomas was arresting of cer. Velasco Gomez, 23, was arrested June 4 and charged with battery domestic violence by strangulation. J. Woods was arresting of cer.ClewistonAnthony Lee Smith, 45, was arrested June 10 and charged with grand theft $300$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. Sgt. Blackman was arresting of cer. Scott D. McClusky, 49, was arrested May 30 and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior victim 12-16 years of age, offender over 18. M. Qualls was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports LaBelle area families and individuals who purchased discount-priced One Harvest food packages last week received their food Saturday, May 25 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. There were 31 packages purchased during this initial phase of the program and many people are expected to be repeat purchasers, according to Claire O Donnell, coordinator of the One Harvest program in LaBelle. One Harvest packages include a variety of frozen vegetables and meats available in several size boxes which enables families and individuals to pick a package that best suits their needs and budget. Participation in the program requires no quali cation forms so anyone who wishes can purchase them. Also, there is no limit to the number of packets a person can buy. Ms. O Donnell explained that the costs are lower, not the quality of the meats and v egetables. Costs are lower because people v olunteer to haul the distribution packages to LaBelle and then working in the delivery site. Also, site locations are donated which saves on rents and other expenses. The program in this respect is similar to previous food programs that served LaBelle but One Harvest has added numerous improvements including the choices available and higher quality. One Harvest does not totally eliminate a person's need for grocery shopping. Food packages do not include bakery goods, produce, paper and household products, or dairy products which are available at local grocery stores. "We anticipate that the next packet delivery date will be in late July," Ms. O Donnell said while discussing the One Harvest program. "One Harvest is a nationwide program and has been available in areas like Bonita Springs for quite a long time. The Jacksonville warehouse has refrigerated trucks that deliver the packages to each regional site. As the number of orders increases so will the frequency of people being able to make purchases." The menu of packages and the price of each for July will be posted within the next three or four weeks. Residents may check the Carlson Memorial website at www.carlsonumc.org. or call the church of ce in LaBelle. As food costs continue to increase the One Harvest program is being heralded for its role in keeping people from going hungr y during hard economic times. One Harvest Food delivered for local families Submitted photoThirty-one One Harvest food packets were delivered Saturday to LaBelle area residents who purchased the frozen vegetables and meats from the program. Mrs. Regetta Mickey of Maple Park was one of those residents and is shown here receiving her food from One Harvest volunteer Marty Ragland at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. With Mrs. Mickey are her friends Gretchen and Rick Shaner from Ohio. Residents who purchased the food packets saved between 30 and 50 percent over store prices. The next ordering opportunity is expected to be mid-July and interested residents may call the church or use the web-site, www. Carlsonumc.org. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle County Engineer Shawn Parker laid out the county's priority list for FDOT's Capital Improvement Program. With the ongoing w idening of SR 80 and US 27/SR 80 improvements, the top priority is the PD&E for US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to CR 720; followed the SR 29 right-of-way from Spencer to just north of Cowboy Way; and thirdly, construction of that portion of SR 29. The priority for the County Incentive Grant Program is Helms Road Extension ($4.5 million with no county match). From Intermodal funds Airglades Industrial Park expansion of wastewater plant and spray eld (requiring a 50/50 match). In the Small County Incentive Program: CR 78 (a farm to market road, evacuation route and major traf c corridor) resurfacing, striping, signage upgrades, drainage and shoulder work; and from Small County Road Assistance: Fort Denaud Road, Francisco Road in Clewiston and WC Owen Ave. in Clewiston. The county is hoping to get Enhancement dollars for various sidewalks, entrance signs and street lighting on SR 80 as well as funding for Helms Road SR 29 intersection improvements. LaBelle museumThe board approved a request from LaBelle Heritage Museum to extend its lease on Lee Street for the Rider buildings, formerly used as the museum, to be moved. With the acquisition of the old Poole house on Bridge Street, and its opening as the main museum building, the organization is attempting to move the Poole buildings onto its new property. The board granted the museum another six months to make it happen. County sets road priorities

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by Les Morgan I’m telling you, Dad—men just have it easier. Here are some examples: When you’re a man . … Your last name stays put. … The garage is all yours. … Wedding plans take care of themselves. … You can never be pregnant. … Wrinkles and gray hair add character. … The occasional wellrendered belch is practically expected. … You’ve got one mood all the time. … Phone conversations are over in thirty seconds at. … A ve-day vacation requires only one suitcase. … You can open all your own jars. … You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. … If someone forgets to invite you somew here, he can still be your friend. … Your underwear is $8.95—for a threepack! … The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. … You only have to shave your face and neck. … You can play with toys all your life. … One wallet and one pair of shoes— one color for all seasons. … You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. … You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife. See what I mean? So, instead of complaining about how tough your life is, why not take the opposite position and be thankful. Recently in some reading, I found a statement that has caused me to think more intently about its words. It is, “You will be remembered for one of two things – the problems you solved, or the ones you created.” How about that, dad? Do you have set-backs and frustrations? Things haven’t gone as you have planned? Have you been kicked hard, maybe even in the heart? What are your options? Solve problems, or create them! A few years ago Gayle Erwin shared the following story. “When I was 6, my father was severely injured in an airplane accident and was left partially paralyzed and brain damaged. My mom became the breadwinner. Since my mother was often ‘not there’ as she was out making a living and my dad was ‘not there’ physically/mentally, the stage was set for family failure. “But we did not fail! Both parents stayed faithful to God and us. Prayer, belief, steadfastness and love surrounded us -money and ne homes didn’t. “Sometime later when my father died, my two brothers and I stood at his casket and made the following statement to those gathered for the funeral service: “Our father did not leave a nancial empire for us to carry on. Many things that a dad normally does with his sons, ours was unable to do. He was unable to teach us many things that a dad normally teaches. But he did leave us something that he had. He left us with a love of God, a love for the Bible, a love for people, an understanding of worship and an inability to hate. We feel that he has left us only those things that will last. So we stand here before you as his sons and declare publicly that we will follow his God.” There you go, dad. Now go make it a happy Father’s Day by putting something into the lives of your children that will carr y them through tough days ahead.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located on Highway 80, across the street from City Hall. H appy Fathers Day: Hey Dad – You Da Man! 4 Caloosa Belle June 13, 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. Les Morgan As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash BEFORE a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps start to accumulate. Some rural residents do not have access to county or commercial solid waste collection service for yard trash. Rural residents have two options: (1) Self-hauling yard trash to the neighborhood trash and recycling centers (2) Burning yard trash. Yard trash burning might be a cost effective solution to hauling the debris away. Burning small amounts of yard waste does not require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service, but you should check with your local city, county or Florida Forest Service of cials to see if there are any restrictions in your area. Many people do not know or are not aware of Florida’s outdoor burning regulations. Familiarize yourself with the burning regulations in your area. If you are to burn here a few tips to keep in mind: Never leave a re unattended, and make sure it is out before you leave Keep a shovel and water hose handy Don’t burn on windy days or when the humidity is below 35 percent. The yard trash material intended to be burned must be generated on the premises of the burn site. The res must not cause smoke, soot, odors, visible emissions, heat, ame, radiation, or other conditions to the degree that they become a nuisance or safety hazard. The re must be started after 9 a.m. and be out by one hour after sunset. Your re must be contained to an 8 foot diameter pile or non-combustible barrel and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved public road and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. If your re escapes, you may be held liable for suppression costs and damage to the property of others. Wild res can occur all year round in Florida. During the summer months wild res typically are smaller in size due to the wet season. For additional re prevention tips, burning rules and regulations contact your local Florida Forest Service of ce (Vero Beach 772-778-5085; Port St. Lucie 772-468-3915; Stuart 772-221-4045; Okeechobee 863-4625160; Sebring 863-655-6407; Palmdale 863674-4000). Please visit our website at www. oridaforestservice.com Prepare for hurricane season, burn yard trash Photo exhibit at libraryBarron Library is now featuring a ne art photography exhibition by local artist, John Hutson. Please come by and see these unique photographs. Class of ‘88 reunionHigh School Reunion hosted by the Class of ‘88 All classes invited! Making Memories on Captain JPs Steamboat Cruise. Saturday, June 22, 2013 7-10:30 p.m. 2313 Edwards Drive, Ft. Myers. Cost: $40 per person. Please email scarlettbonjovi@yahoo.com if interested in attending. Details: Cash bar available, dinner will be served on board, DJ will provide the ‘80s entertainment so wear your dancing shoes.Stories of LaBelleYears ago, the city of LaBelle had a project to video tape many of the ‘old timers’ who told very interesting stories of life o f years gone by. Museum member Pat Johnson has put them all on individual DVDs to preserve them. Again, they are led, safe in today’s technology in the museum, but there is so much history, and so many interesting stories that need to be available to everyone sitting at a computer in their own home or in book form. This is a project that we, as today’s residents, now have the opportunity to see, hear and write these stories for future generations to try to imagine life so long ago! Community Briefs

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In celebration of the 500th year since Florida was discovered by Ponce de Leon, those attending the children’s programs at Barron Library this summer will be ‘Florida Trackers’. Join us as we explore and discover many of the special features the great state of Florida has to offer. We will navigate our way through the state with a special visit every week from our own ‘Ponce de Leon’. This summer the library is offering lessons for two age groups, pre-schoolrst grade and secondfth grade. Both will meet in separate rooms at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with lessons geared toward the individual age groups. The “Florida Tracker” program will begin on Tuesday, June 18, with Ms. Renee, from Curtis Honey Company. She will bring her bee hive and teach the kids about the life of bees and their importance to agriculture. Please stop by and register your children, between now and June 18. There is no cost for participation, and everyone is invited. “Florida Tracker” Schedule June 18 Ms. Renee, Curtis Honey Company, 10:30 a.m. June 25 Talking Monkey Project, 10:30 a.m. July 2 Art with Miss Connie, 10:30 a.m. July 9 Cowboy Charlie, 10:30 a.m. July 16 Searching for Fossils with Mr. Butch, Clewiston Museum, 10:30 a.m. July 23 Seminole Tribe of Florida, 10:30 a.m. July 30 Miss Patty, Gatorama, 10:30 a.m. August 6 Florida’s 500th Birthday Party, 10:30 a.m. Be a ‘Florida Tracker’ at Barron Library An exciting test-drive fundraising event in LaBelle will generate much-needed money for Care Packages, to be distributed to our Military. Langford Ford, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, invites LaBelle and surrounding communities to “Go Further for Our Troops”. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Langford Ford between June 13 and 15, Langford Ford and the South Florida Ford Dealers will donate funds for one care package to Operation Gratitude, which will be distributed to Military men and women. “The Military and their families are always on our minds, but we often don’t realize the need they have for everyday items that we may take for granted,” said Paul Langford. “We’re excited to raise money for Operation Gratitude and send care packages to those w ho risk their lives every day for our country.” In addition to helping raise the funds for the care packages, drivers will be able to create a personalized message to be included in the package, which will be donated on their behalf. Care Packages include snacks, entertainment items, personal letters of appreciation and other needed items, and are sent to deployed Military members, their families, care givers, Veterans, rst responders and Wounded Warriors through Operation Gratitude. This three -day event will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up. “Whether you are looking to test out our fuel ef ciency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, America’s best-selling vehicle the F Series, or are more interested in a hybrid vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Pat Langford. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information on vehicles available for test drives. In addition the rst 100 test-drivers will receive a complimentary American Flag for their vehicle. Test-drive hours are, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license to participate. All testdrives will last approximately 7–10 minutes FREE Parking & FREE Parking & Admission! Admission! MASSIVE Discounts! 701 S Francisco St in Clewiston9 am to dusk daily € For Info: 800-269-4583 € www.rvshowusa.com By La Mesa RV of Fort MyersHendry County FairgroundsThur-Sun € June 13-16 € 9a-dusk dailyin ClewistonBlow-Out PLUS. . a huge selection of certi“ ed pre-owned RVs from Fleetwood, Monaco, Winnebago, Allegro & more! See Whats NEW In RVing From: See Whats NEW In RVing From: € Diesel Pushers € Class A Gas € Class C € 5th Wheels € Travel Trailers € Luxury € Economical € They are all here in one place! € All at LOW Blow-Out Sale Pricing! HUGE SAVINGS ON NEW AND USED RVS! RV Sale BUY ONE COMPLETE PAIR GET 50% OFF A SECOND PAIRFree eye exam with purchase of designer frame (min of $100) & lensesSpectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.70 W. Yeomans Ave. LaBelle 863-675-2015www.spectaculareye.comSe Habla Espaol 5 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Langford Ford and Operation Gratitude invite community to Drive for Our Troops Submitted photo/ Nancy CantuCOES May StudentsFirst row: Ceion Williams, Daniela Jaume, Mia Ruiz, Jonathan Coronado, Leasia Lee, Jai’asia Simmons, Annaeli Hernandez, Michael Govea, Fabian Diaz, Monica Raya, Jocelyn Osorio, Nathalia Colmenares, Madison Moreno, Pablo Guzman Second row: Austin Perez, Alyssa Rodriguez, Giselle Tavera, Joszelen Gallegos, Daniel Maciel, Kayla Condon, Monica Magana, Kaleese McLymont Davis, Morelia Arreola, Karla Gil, Abraham Nunez, Ivan Gonzalez Third row: Kaylan Montes, Genesis Madrid, Katie Pacheco, Noah Garza, Maria Coto, Alexander Willoughby and Alexis VanDenWildenburg. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantKiwanis supports Barron LibraryAs always, the LaBelle Kiwanis Club stands by, ready to help help Barron Library continue its vital work for the community. This donation is earmarked to help purchase much-needed furniture for the building and for its terri c programs, like the summer story hour which begins shortly. Pictured from left: Kiwanis Service Of cer Millard Wagnon, Head Librarian Karen Hildebrand and Kiwanian Sue Williams.

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Super VBSGrace Baptist Church wlll have a “Super” V acation Bible School Monday, June 24-28, from 7-8:30 p.m. each evening. There will be super prizes, true stories, games and super crafts. Each child, ages 5 yearfth grade w ho comes each night, can squirt the leader w ith a Super soaker water dispenser. This super event will take place at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 NE Eucalyptus Blvd. Call 6753349 or 863-885-4471 for more details and information. This is a super opportunity to make this summer one of the most memorable. Don’t miss out. Calling all Super children!Christian Men to meetThe June meeting of the LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at Community Harvest Church in LabBlle, located at 55 Orange Street, at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 17. All men of LaBelle are invited to join us for dinner and a message. For directions or information please call me at 863-674-0699.First Baptist plans VBSJoin us for our Colossal Coaster adventure at Vacation Bible School, June 17-21 9 a.m. till noon at the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. Through every twist, turn, and dive, Colossal Coaster World will challenge kids to face their fears and trust God. With excitement around every curve, kids learn that God has given them a spirit of power, love, and sound judgment. This VBS is the ultimate ride. Vacation Bible School 2013 is free and open to the public. We take all children ages 5 years old thru the 5th grade. You can register online at www.fbclabelle.org, call us at 863-675-2171 or stop by to ll out a registration form. FBC LaBelle is located at 330 North Main Street. Church Briefs 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! Sunglass ExtravaganzaHot Savings at our Summer Sunglass Sale! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761New styles released for SummerJune 24th June 28thSavings up to 50% on all in stock sunglasses 6 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Carlena Blount Howard, 84LABELLE — Carlena Blount Howard died at home Monday, June 10, 2013. She was born Dec. 7, 1928 in La Belle to Daniel and Irma Harn Blount. Carlena was the valedictorian of La Belle High School Class of 1946. Carlena was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church where she worked in Sunday School, GAs and VBS for 30 years. She married Merton Howard on Nov. 27, 1946. She was Mom to four children, Marilyn (Robert) Taylor, Cindy (Chip) Miller, Myrtice (Jim) Frydenlund, and Matthew (Sandra) Howard. She was Mimi to nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Visitation was held Wed., June 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. There is another visitation today, Thurs., June 13, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. at Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle followed by memorial service at 11 a.m. Graveside service will follow at Ft. Denaud Cemetery. Rev. Don Murray of ciating. Contributions to Gideons International, Hope Hospice or other charity requested in lieu of owers. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.Larry Barksdale, 67LABELLE — William “Larry” Barksdale of Muscle Shoals passed away on May 12, 2013. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at Colbert Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Myrtice Bean Barksdale. Survivors include his wife Vicki Lynn Barksdale; sons LaRay Wayne Barksdale of Labelle Fla.; stepsons Jeremy Pope of Muse, Fla. and Thomas Pope of Las Vegas; brother Ralph Barksdale of Brooksmith, Texas; sister Mary Ruth Hyde of Tuscumbia, Ala. and two grandchildren. Mr. Barksdale was a retired custodial with the Veterans Administration, a life time member o f the VFW and a member of the Church of Christ. Colbert Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.Robert Emmett “Bobby” Kelly, Jr., 70OKEECHOBEE — Robert Emmett “Bobby” Kelly, Jr. died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1982 and was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, and the American Legion. Bobby enjoyed time with his grandchildren and a Good BBQ as well as seafood. Mr. Kelly served in the United States Air Force and upon discharge he entered into law enforcement and served under many sheriffs achieving the rank of Colonel. Bobby is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Kelly of Okeechobee; sons, Chad Kell y (Lizabeth) of Okeechobee, Robert D. Kelly o f Fort Pierce; and his daughter, Barbar a McGlamory (Junior) of Okeechobee. He is also survived by ve grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. The family received friends at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 4 until 6 p.m. with services began at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of owers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bobby’s name. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekThe month of June is dedicated to promoting cat adoptions in hopes of nding many loving cats forever homes! As part of the Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Special the adoption fee for cats will be reduced to $25 and kittens to $50. Archie is the cutest little love bug and would be happy to cuddle up with you. Archie is about two months old and was blessed to spend time in a foster home. Archie's adoption donation is $50. and you can take him home with the following additions covered: Neutered, Rabies (4 months of age), FVRCP vaccine, Heartworm/Feline Leukemia Test/FIV Test, Fecal Test, Deworming, Flea and Tick Prevention, and a Microchip. Anyone interested in Archie 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 at www.facebook.com/caloosa for more information.

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by Sonja CrawfordThe Hendry County 4-H Program held its A nnual 4-H Awards Banquet at the John Boy A uditorium. Members received award pins in the different 4-H project areas from cooking and arts and crafts to steer, swine and dairy goats. Moreover, Junior, Intermediate and Senior 4-H members received awards for their project record books. Leaders were recognized for their many y ears of service and dedication to the 4-H program from one year to thirty-six years of service. Mrs. Carmen Corbitt was awarded the Outstanding Leader Award after receiving letters of recommendation from her 4-H club. This is Mrs. Corbitt’s third year providing leadership to the Hendry County 4-H Swine Program. Several 4-H members received special recognition for their accomplishments in 4-H: Stormey Green received the Outstanding Junior 4-H Award plaque with Harley Y ates achieving the Outstanding Intermediate 4-H Award plaque and Shelby French w as awarded the Outstanding Senior 4-H A ward plaque. These awards were based on letters received from 4-H leaders outlining their accomplishments in the overall 4-H program. Brianna Davis and Mandi Perry received the Pro Steadman 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each. The Hendry County 4-H Staff would like to express their appreciation to the parents, leaders, volunteers and special guests who attended the Awards Banquet in support of the 4-H program. Without all of you, giving your time and talents, we would not be able to reach the lives of many youth in Hendry County. Last but not least, the Hendry County 4-H Staff would like thank the City of Clewiston for allowing the banquet to be held at the John Boy Auditorium. RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 863-675-2441CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 7 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Submitted photos/ Sonja CrawfordLongtime leadersPictured from left: Colette Willis (11 years of service), Marsha Bechtel (21 years of service), Pat Bosley (36 years of service) and Carmen Corbitt (Outstanding Leader of the Year), and Sonja Crawford (4-H Coordinator). Submitted photos/ Sonja CrawfordOutstanding 4-H’ersPictured from left: Outstanding 4-H’ers Stormie Greene, Harley Yates and Shelby French. Submitted photos/ Sonja CrawfordPro Steadman winnersPictured from left: Pro Steadman Scholarship Recipients Brianna Davis and Mandi Perry pictured with Sonja Crawford. Hendry County 4-H ‘ers earn annual awardsYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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Caloosa Humane Society had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of children this year. The Special Needs Class at LaBelle Middle School, led by teacher Bonnie Feickert, v isited CHS on a couple of occasions to learn about pet safety and the importance of adopting homeless pets. This year the class began making and selling pavers for a class project and made the decision to donate the pro t from the rst sale to the animals at CHS. They also contributed four beautiful pavers with cats, dogs and paws to the shelter w hich will be added to the photography area. We would like to thank Ms. Feickert and her amazing class for their superb work in animal welfare! Chancey also plays a big role in the lives of these children and she was adopted from Caloosa Humane Society by Ms. Feickert. Chancey is an amazing dog and is absolutely wonderful with all of the children. #1 OFFICE LOCATION in LABELLEPut your name on the building/or sign on Main Street • Adjacent to McDonald • Across from Courthouse Wi-Fi• Ground Floor • Private Entrance & Bath • Parking and Windows GaloreDetails at www.88mainstreet.com 863-673-5071 Owner 3,300* Feet • Will Divide 1,800* Feet • 700* Feet •800* Feet YOUR NAME HERECommunity Bulletins8 8SOUTH MAIN F O R ENT FOR E N T 8 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Exceptional children doing ‘Pawsome’ deeds Submitted photo/ Tricia BooneChristopher Rigdon and Annette Wallace share some quality time with puppy Cody and Cody’s obviously eating it up! Sometimes a dog’s life is just about perfect. And how can you beat those smiles? Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePictured from left: Emanuel Sandefur, Fernanda Ibarra, Jared Parrish, Jacob Kirk, Eddie Flecha, Alexander Ruiz, Christopher Rigdon, Principal Gary White. Front: Annette Wallace, Bonnie Feickert, and Chancey. Submitted photo/ Tricia BooneJacob Kirk, Eddie Flecha, Annette Wallace and puppy Cody got along just great! Public Issues Forums: Join the discussion! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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Site Address Date Breakfast Time Lunch Time Snack/Supper Big Smiles Child Care and Early Learning Center, 3439 S SR 29, LaBelle (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 8:15a.m. 8:45a.m. 11:30a.m. 12:00a.m.Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle (Open Restricted) 7/29 thru 8/02 11:00 a.m 11:30 a.m. Clewiston High School, 1501 S. Francisco St., Clewiston 6/10 thru 7/26 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m. 11:30a.m. 12:00p.m. Clewiston Middle School, 601 W. Pasadena, Clewiston 6/10 thru 6/28 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m. 12:00p.m. 12:30p.m. Clewiston Youth Center, 110 W. Osceola Ave., Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 7/26 11:00a.m 11:45a.m 1:30p.m-1:45p.m Snack Country Oaks Elementary, 2052 NW Eucalyptus Dr., LaBelle 6/10 thru 8/02 7:30a.m. 8:00a.m 11:45a.m. 12:15p.m. Daniels School, 870 Caloosahatchee Ave, LaBelle (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 11:00a.m 11:45a.m Eastside/Westside Cafeteria, 204 Arroyo Ave., Clewiston 6/10 thru 8/02 7:30a.m. 8:15a.m. 11:45a.m. 12:30a.m. East Recreational, 2001 10th St., Clewiston 6/10 thru 8/02 8:00a.m.-9:00a.m. 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Edward Upthegrove Elementary School, 280 N. Main, LaBelle 6/10 thru 8/02 8:00a.m. 8:30a.m. 11:00a.m. 12:15p.m. Elfaro Assembly of God Church, 431 Bryan Ave, LaBelle (Open Restricted) 7/08 thru 7/19 11:30a.m. 12:15p.m. Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Della Tobias, Clewiston (Open Restricted) 7/15 thru 7/19 4:30p.m.-5:15p. m. Supper Harvest Academy, 370 Holiday Isles Blvd., Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 11:30a.m. 12:00p.m. 2:30p.m. 2:45p.m Snack Kid City Day Care and Learning Academy LLC, 21 N. Riverview St., LaBelle (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 8:30a.m. 9:00a.m. 11:30a.m. 12:15p.m. LaBelle Elementary School, 150 W Cowboy Way, LaBelle 7/22 thru 8/02 7:30a.m.-8:00a.m. 11:45a.m.-12:15p.m. LaBelle High School, 4050 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle 6/10 thru 7/26 7:15a.m. 8:15a.m. 11:15a.m. 11:45a.m. LaBelle Middle School, 8000 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle 6/10 thru 6/28 7:30a.m.-8:00a.m. 11:45a.m.-12:15p.m. LaBelle YMCA, 601 Hickpoochee Ave, LaBelle (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. 3:30p.m.-4:00p.m. Snack Lighthouse Apostolic Church, 911 Evercane Road, Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/24 thru 8/02 9:00a.m.-9:30a.m. 12:00p.m.-12:30p. m. Montura Recreation Center, 255 South Hacinenda St., Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 8:00a.m. 8:30a.m. 11:30a.m. 12:15p.m. Mt. Calvary Miss. Baptist Church, 100 Georgia Ave., Clewiston (Open Restricted) 7/22 thru 7/26 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. New Bethel AME Church, 959 Della Tobias Ave, Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/24 thru 6/28 7:30a.m-8:00a.m 11:30a.m.-12:15p.m. Pioneer Community Center, 990 Panama Ave, Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 7/19 8:00a.m.-8:30a.m. 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m. St Margaret Parrish, 214 N Deane Duff Ave, Clewiston (Open Restricted) 6/24 thru 6/28 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. Tall Pines, 411 Sabal Palm Ct., LaBelle (Open Restricted) 6/10 thru 8/02 ` 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.****PLEASE NOTE THAT SERVING TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**** NO MEALS WILL BE SERVED ON JULY 4 AND 5, 2013 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE HOLIDAY. SITES ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EXCEPT FOR THE NOTED LOCATIONS. In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 87 7-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.Hendry County School Board offers the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June, July & AugustNutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are eligible for meals at no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year. Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school. 9 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Submitted photoCream of the CROPCarisa Castano, a 13-year-old seventh grader in the CROP program at West Glades School, traveled to Washington, D.C., June 9. She was chosen for the trip because of her essay “What Freedom Means to Me.” Carisa would like to become a veterinarian or wild life of cer and volunteers at the Caloosa Humane Society. She is also a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Gincarlos and Tina Marie Castano. It’s begun! LaBelle’s annual summer treat the Family Film Festival. Come to the 31st LaBelle Assembly of God Church, 123 Fraser Ave. Now through July 19. Showtime every Tuesday 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Fridays 9:30 a.m. June 14: The Lost Medallion, 9:30 a.m. Tentative Movies List Wreck-It Ralph Return to Nim’s Island The Odd life of Timothy Green Ice age Continental Drift The Last Mimzy Brave Race to Witch Mountain Yogi Bear Tangled Over the Hedge Underdog Other titles maybe at added as they become available Tuesda y and Friday Movies are different. The shows are free, completel y paid for by our business sponsors with the exception of the refreshments. Everyone welcome Family Film Festival 2013

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12 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Submitted photoChildren’s Book Week at WESWest Glades School is celebrating Children’s Book Week (May 13-19) with several special events. Our kick-off event was an author presentation by Donna Shirley who read her book “The Land That Lost Its Green” that encouraged students to take care of the world around them. Additionally, there will be a daily theme for the week that includes “Be Cool at School” and wear sunglasses to be a bright reader, “T-Shirt Tuesday”, “Sock-it-to-Me Day”, and “Be a Good Sport and Read”. On Friday, students and staff are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character. West Glades School Panthers love to join in this celebration that had its beginning back in 1919. Submitted photo/ Ellen Ferguson90 years youngGuess who turned ninety?! Walter Ferguson celebrated his birthday with friends and family at a surprise party organized by Jayne Gourley, Raoul Bataller and Nikki Yeager. Congratulations to Walter, and best wishes for many more birthdays to come!

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Free HIV testingNational HIV Testing Day on June 27, encourages people to get tested for HIV. Early HIV diagnosis is crucial so people who are infected can fully bene t from life-saving treatments and take extra precaution to prevent transmission to others. Almost 40 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV in the USA have already progressed to A IDS, which means they were probably rst infected years before and didn't know it. Hendry and Glades County Health Departments will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Thursday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m.noon and 1-4:30 p.m. at the three clinic sites: 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven; 1100 Olympia St, Clewiston; and 1040 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle. "Take the HIV Test, Take Control." Be a school bus driverHendry County School District is recruiting substitute bus drivers. Training will be held July 29-August 8 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the LaBelle Bus Compound, 4040 Cowboy W ay. Applicants are required to have a CDL driving permit before the rst day of class. A nyone interested should contact the LaBelle Transportation Dept. at 674-4115 or the Clewiston Transportation Depart. at 9831516 to register by July 22.Caloosa Humane Society needs your dessert! Auction date: Thursday, June 27. at 6 p.m. A ll proceeds to bene t the homeless pets in our shelter. Drop off at LaBelle Community W oman's Club noon-5 p.m. Call Ellen for more details 863-517-2000.Turkey and ham shootCome to the Pioneer Plantation Volunteer Fire Department, 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd., J une 28 and 29. Shooting begins at 7 p.m.Task force meeting changeThe Youth Task Force meeting date is June 14, at 10 a.m. at the Hendry County Health Department in LaBelle. We look forward to seeing everyone in our endeavor to create an environment for youth to succeed!Free memory screeningThe Memory Mobile will do free memory screens at the Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, June 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Get information on Alzheimer's, referrals to resources, care consults and caregiver training. All services are free. For more information contact Emily Reese 239-405-7008 or reesee@alz gulf.org. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, the Florida State Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, Inc.Bloodmobile comingThe bloodmobile will be at the Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 19. Save a life! Donate blood!American Legion Auxiliary to meetJuly begins a New Year' for the Auxiliary. Next meeting is Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Legion Post 130 on Hwy. 80 West in LaBelle. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Julie at 863-674-1050 or Membership Chair, Sharon at 561-801-5843.Flag retirementAll branches come together to honor our Flag with the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony, Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion. Bring your tired, torn and tattered ag to the ceremony for proper retirement. The Boy Scouts assist with the ceremony. The entire community is invited.Museum sets summer hoursLaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 North Bridge Street, will be open Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through August 3. The museum will close from August 5 until shortly after Labor Day; however, special tours for groups of ve or more may be possible at other times with a minimum 24 hours advance request either by an e-mail to labelleheritagemuseum@ comcast.net or a phone call to (863)6740034.Mini Health Fairs-JuneThese health fairs are free and open to the public. Free blood pressure, weight, pulse and oxygen checks. For more information please call Tabitha Yebba with Ace Homecare Outreach program at 863-233-1305. All are open to the public. Mini Health Fair: Hope Connections LaBelle-Friday, June 14, 11 a.m., Cowboy Way LaBelle Ace HH #299991018. Mini Health Fair: Hope Connections Moore Haven, Monday, June 24, 11:30 a.m. 691 US 27 NW Moore Haven. Ace HH License #299991018. Mini Health fair: Hope Connections Clewiston Thursday June 18, 11 a.m. Next to the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Ace HH License #29991018.Living with diabetesHope Healthcare Services will offer a free Nutrition Counseling Class on diabetes presented by Janet Calderwood, R.D. Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. behind the John Boy Auditorium in the Senior Center; 1200 S W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston. For more information call: 863-983-8942. Reservations not required. Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet June 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Log Cabin Barbecue. All widows welcome.Conservationists to meetThe Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regular board meeting June 27 at 1 p.m. in the large conference room at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Bldg. Meetings are open to the public.Fishing Camp comes to RiversideRiverside Retreat and the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network are offering a week-long day camp that focuses on freshwater angling and ecology. Children in the 3rd8th grade will experience hands-on activities covering topics such as habitats, species ID, choosing and catching bait, basic boating safety, casting/reeling techniques and preparing their catch..plus lots of shing! At the end of the week, families are invited as their children show off their skills and enjoy a sh-fry! Pick-up and dropoff will be available via the LaBelle/Hendr y County Recreation bus at the former U-Save in LaBelle. Scholarships are available! Contact Chelsey Hernandez at 863-675-0334 or RiversideRetreatPrograms@gmail.com for more information. Registration is available online at www.RiversideRetreatUMChurchCamp.com. Community Briefs PAID CONTENTRETIREE SEEKS LONG LOST FAMILYRoger Johnson, 64, of LaBelle and son of Flo Bell and Johnny Johnson seeks to reconnect with family in the LaBelle/Immokalee area. Contact Tishana Wokocha-239-560-0004 MSJ ENTERPRISES OF SW FLORIDA INCMIKE JONESBuying and Selling Agricultural and Construction EquipmentPO Box 2073 LaBelle, FL 33975 msjones4272@yahoo.com Tel: (863) 441-4272 Home: (863) 675-4273 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 13 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013

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Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HENDRY COUNTY The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby gives notice of a meeting cancellation. The Board’s regularly scheduled meeting of June 25, 2013, has been canceled. The Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on July 9, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Karson Turner, Chairman 445154 CN/CB 6/13/2013 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING OF THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT (DISTRICT), A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, HAS CHANGED THE DATE OF THE NEXT REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013. THE REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING REFERENCED ABOVE IS RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M., AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION: DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO CONDUCT NORMAL DISTRICT BUSINESS AND TO TAKE ALL OFFICIAL ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 445547 CN 6/13/2013 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR MISCELLANEOUS UTILITY ENGINEERING AND/OR INSPECTION SERVICES RFQ # 2013-22 Opening Date and Time: July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is requesting submittals from quali ed engineering individuals or rms interested in providing miscellaneous utility engineering and/or inspection services. Firms submitting must have expertise in planning, design, permitting and inspection of water, sewer and reuse facilities, knowledge of water and sewer treatment plant processes, ow analysis, and expertise in review of utility assessments and rates,. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, 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., July 11, 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 445570 CN/CB 6/13,20,27;7/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting Thursday, June 20, 2013, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. If a quorum is not established, the alternative date is Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 445627 DSN 6/13/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Curtis Brown, Miscellaneous boxes and TV • Property of: Vontrecia Hodges Miscellaneous boxes, 2 mattress set, bird cage • Property of: Rashunda Vickers 3 way mirror and Christmas tree 444749 SUN 6/6,13/2013FREE Playful male xed T abby cat 3-4 yrs old. Records up-to-date. Good cat, but needs out-ofdoors. Purrs freely. Call: 239-564-2005 Dr. Wm. Richardson will be closing his location at: 461 S. Main St., Labelle, FL. We will gladly make appt.’s. for you in Lehigh Acres, FL. Call 239-369-4088. CERTIFIED WELDER NEEDEDThe School Board of Hendry County is seeking an AWS or NCCER certi ed welder to serve as an instructor for a post-secondary Welding program. Six years onthe job experience and certi cation required. This is a year around position with full bene ts. Salary based in part on amount of experience. For more information, call 863-983-1511. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Euphonium V, LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 492 2008 1334528-A0000010000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The North one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443873 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT RJS Realty LLC, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 493 2008 1334528-A0000020000 Delta Aggrigate, LLC The South one-half of Section 33, Township 45 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 60 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443872 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECTUION heretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, Florida, Case number: 2008-832CA on February 11, 2013 in the matter of Crop Production Services, Inc. F/K/A UAP Distribution, Inc., as plaintiff and D & G Farming, Inc., and David Herrera a/k/a David Herrera, Sr. as defendant, I Steve Whidden, as Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, to-wit: 2004 Beige Chevrolet Tahoe, vehicle identi cation number: 1GNEK13Z64R166936. and on July 11, 2013, at 11:00am, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit, I will, at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce, located at 101 S. Bridge Street LaBelle, Florida offer the above described property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satisfaction of the above described execution. The above described property may be viewed up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sale time by contacting Lt. Andy Lewis at the Hendry County Sheriff’s of ce. IN accordance with American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone (904) 257-6097; 1-9=800-955-87671 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.Steve Whidden as Sheriff Hendry County, Florida By: Lt. Andy Lewis 444767 CN 6/6,13,20,27/2013 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 2533 2007 2024329-28000000530 Mary Culliver Est. c/o Brenda K. Kendrick Lot 162, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, Section 1, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443875 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Paul Mastrella, 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 2875 2009 2024329-26000020150 David T. Esquivel Lot 15, Block 2, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 40, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445537 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, 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 897 2010 1284329-01000000070 Joe Lopez & Manuel Pizana Est Lot 7, LAKESIDE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445539 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 802 2007 1274331-010000N0021 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of West boundary of 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445517 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, 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 2561 2007 2024329-670000A0090 Sylvia Green & Susie Davis Lots 19 and 20, Block A, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443876 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 800 2007 1274331-010000M0101 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter lying East of the right-of-way of the 42 foot canal, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Part of Lot 10, Block M. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445516 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Winder VI,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 2574 2007 2024329-670000B0260 Daisy W. Hill & Alice M. Britten Lots 39, 40, 41 and 42, Block B, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443879 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 803 2007 1274331-010000N0071 FL Hendry Land Inc. The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, lying East of the West boundary of the 42 foot canal. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445518 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 2192 2009 1364432-A0002460000 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4202, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445527 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, 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 1133 2010 1224331-010000K0110 Saul Medina The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. And The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 22, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block K, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445542 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2013 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT is scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida 33430, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2013-2014 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 31st day of May, 2013. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 444501 BGS 6/6,13/2013 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 1819 2009 1254432-A0002510100 Jesus Varela, Miguel Mantilla And Iris Mantilla a/k/a Iris de Castro Mantilla The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter 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 East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 4965, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443878 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV, 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 1595 2007 1254432-A0002700100 Gary Scott Miller The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4966, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443877 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 804 2007 1274331-010000N0100 FL Hendry Land Inc. The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, excluding that portion lying West of the 42 foot canal. Also known as part of Lots 10 and 15, Block N. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445519 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TC 10L, 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 770 2010 1264329-02000020031 Tonie Marie Tolar The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, less the North 25 feet and the East 20 feet for the road right-of-way, Section 26, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. ALSO known as Lot B-4, LABELLE ACRES NO.2, an unrecorded plot Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445538 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 2083 2009 1354432-A0001690100 Rafael M Santi Quinones The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. ALSO known as Lot No. 3758, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445525 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 1914 2009 1274432-A0000230000 Jacinto Tomas Corzo Jr & Graciela Acosta The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 801 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443870 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE OF 2013 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes: 1. Electing Supervisor(s); 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for scal year 2013-2014 and to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, 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. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District’s Attorney, Charles F. Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. DATED this Friday, the 31st day of May, 2013. BY: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. 444500 BGS 6/6,13/2013 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 1567 2008 1154432-A0000900000 Jose A Carrazco Rossier & Aurora Guillot De Rossier The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3155, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445522 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Tarpon IV,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 844 2007 1334331-A0000350000 Nashad H Chowdhury The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. LESS the West 18 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road for the North 30 feet thereof and the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 131 and Tract 132, LESS the West 18 feet thereof. PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443874 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1921 2009 1274432-A0000430000 Pierre N. & Yolaine Sylne The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest 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 752 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443871 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1402 2009 1144432-A0002590100 Argelio A. & Magaly G. Rivas The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2869, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443841 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 1304 2009 1134432-A0001750100 Latin Mission Ministries Inc. The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest 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 West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3027, 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 443840 CN 5/16,5/23 & 6/6,6/13/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Paul Mastrella 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 716 2009 1274329-01000010020 DDDLS Inc Beginning as a point 625.1 feet West of the Northeast corner of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence East 625.1 feet; thence South 1274.5 feet; thence West 521.2 feet; thence North 1278 feet to the Point-of Beginning, excepting therefrom the East 30 feet for use as a perpetual road right-of-way. More commonly known as PARCEL A-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES, Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445523 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 2342 2009 1314433-A0000250000 Ismael Fernandez C/O Omar Fernandez 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 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 6027, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of July, 2013 which is the 18th day of July, 2013. Dated this 5th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court 445529 CN 6/13,20,27 & 7/4/2013 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 1689 2009 1244432-A0000430000 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Aida Naranjo Casanova TR The North 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 5329, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443869 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Students at Edison State College launched a Model UN club in August 2012. Now the ESC Model United Nations will be listed for the Honors Program for the 2013-2014 school year. To graduate from Edison, students must ful ll International and Diversity requirements, and if they participate in the Model UN Annual Conference, they can receive the six credits necessary. The ESC Model UN engages students with their peers from colleges and universities worldwide. It allows students to research the challenges facing the world from international peace and security to economic and social progress and human rights. Students do the research and make intellectual and creative contributions with an emphasis on critical thinking, argument formation, cooperation and compromise. Students attend The Harvard Universit y Model United Nations Conference. This year the conference was February 13-17, and six members of the Edison State College Model UN attended. To learn more about this program, contact Dr. Laura Weir at lweir2@edison.edu. Edison State College brings United Nations model in

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At its 27th annual meeting on June 5, 2013 at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle, the Gulf Citrus Growers Association (GCGA) elected its of cers to serve the organization for the 2013-2014 season. Elected to lead the regional citrus association are the following: President: Wayne Simmons, LaBelle Fruit Co., LLC Vice President: Paul Meador, Gulf Citrus Partners, L.P. Secretary: Bob Newsome, Barron Collier Partnership Gulf Citrus Growers Association elects 2013-2014 of cers 17 Caloosa Belle June 13, 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 1677 2009 1244432-A0000110100 Carminito Fond-Rose The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Northeast 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 30 feet thereof and SUBJECT to an easement for a drainage canal of the South 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5372, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443867 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 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 3146 2008 2024329-670000C0130 Mamie Nelson & Timothy Williams & Julisa Mobley & Barbara Gooden & David Nelson & Timothy Williams Lots 23 and 24, Block C, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, a subdivision in the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443839 CN 5/23,30 & 6/6,13/2013 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 1688 2009 1244432-A0000400100 Orlando Naranjo Jr. TR & Aida Naranjo Casanova TR The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest 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 5344, 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 June, 2013 which is the 27th day of June, 2013. Dated this 15th day of May, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 443868 CN 5/23,5/30 & 6/6,6/13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-49 CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY K. JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary K. Jones, deceased, whose date of death was September 21, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses 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 decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 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 must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is June 6th, 2013. Personal Representative: Thomas Wayne Conner 850 County Road 78 LaBelle, Florida 33935 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver, Florida Bar #: 215848 Attorney for Thomas Wayne Conner RALPH ELVER, P.A. P.O. Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975 Telephone: (863) 675-5800 Fax: (863) 675-4998 E-Mail: e-service@ralphelverpa.com Secondary E-Mail: ralph@labellelaw.com 444942 CB 6/6,13/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-2010-CA-000979 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff; vs. JAMES P. GRIFFITH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 26-2010CA-000979 of the Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JAMES P. GRIFFITH; SUSAN G. GRIFFITH; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORP.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 10th day of July, 2013, the following described property as set forum said Final Judgment: LOT 83, IN SEVEN K ESTATES, UNIT NO. 3, A SUBDIVISION IN A PORTION OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT ROOK 4, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 1998, CRESCENT, VIN# FLAI4613008A & FLA14613008B, A/K/A 329 KILPATRICK LOOP, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 13, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10071870 WELLELPS-F1-1A--Team 1 F10071870**See Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-,8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 439109 CN 6/6,13/2013 Public Notice Auction Listing Public notice is hereby given that Blounts Towing will hold a public auction at 9:00 AM on 07/01/13 at 508 E Haiti Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440 pursuant to Fla. Statute 713.78. The following vehicles will be sold to the highest bidders: Year Make Id/Vin 2002 DODGE 1D7HA18N52J155054 1996 GMC 1GTCS1946T8519126 Terms of the sales are cash and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right to nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobile will be sold in “as is” condition with no guarantees. 445584 CN 6/13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULES SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 6/25/13 SUBJECT AREA: 145Computer Technology and Networks (Rule establishes the policy for computer technology and networks) 146Use of Technology By Students (Rule establishes the policy for use of technology by students) 147Use of Personally Owned Wireless Communication Devices (Rule establishes the policy for use of personally owned wireless communication devices) 148Student Use of Personally Owned Wireless Communication Devices (Rule establishes the policy for student use of personally owned wireless communication devices) 149Use of Cameras and Recording Devices (Rule establishes the policy for use of cameras and recording devices) 150Staff Use of Social Networking Web Sites and Blogs (Rule establishes the policy for staff use of social networking web sites and blogs) 258Mandatory Reporting of Misconduct (Rule establishes the policy for mandatory reporting of misconduct) CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.43 F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41 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. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revisions 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, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on June 25, 2013. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request 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 rules shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 444107 CN 5/30;6/6,13 CB 6/13/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Treasurer: Callie Walker, English Brothers Wayne Simmons was re-elected GCGA's president for the coming year. Simmons, president of LaBelle Fruit Co., LLC, owns citrus groves in Hendry, Collier and Hillsborough counties. He has over 30 years experience in the citrus industry, and has served on the GCGA's board of directors for several years. In addition to his leadership at GCGA, Simmons currently serves on the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) board of directors, and on several o f the newly formed organization's committees/sub-committees. He has also served as president of the Florida Citrus Production Managers Association and the Hendry-Glades Farm Bureau. Simmons is a graduate of the Hendry/Glades Leadership Program. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association represents citrus growers in Florida's "Gulf" production region including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. The region accounts for about 25% of the state's total citrus production, and generates nearl y $1-billion of total economic impact.GCGA elects new directorsAt its 27th annual meeting on June 5, 2013 at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle, the Gulf Citrus Growers Association "of cially" seated its 2013-2014 board of directors for the coming season. The newly elected leadership will direct the association as it works to represent the citrus growing industry in Southwest Florida's "Gulf" region, including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendr y and Lee Counties. Elected to serve one-year terms are the following directors: Charlotte County: Emmett Evans III, Evans Properties, Inc. Collier County Bob Newsome, Barron Collier Partnership:Paul Meador, Gulf Citrus Partners L.P. Mike Murphy, Cooperative Producers, Inc. Glades County: David Wheeler, Wheeler Farms, Inc. Hendry County: J. D. Alexander, Alico, Inc.. Joe Hilliard II, Hilliard Brothers of Florida, LTD, Sam Jones, A. Duda & Sons, Inc., Wayne Simmons, LaBelle Fruit Co. LLC, Carey Soud, Soud Famil y Partnership Lee County ; Callie Walker, English Brothers At-Large Directors. Hunter Teal, Heller Bros. Packing Corp., Aaron Troyer, Troyer Brothers, Inc. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association represents growers with thousands of citrus acres in Southwest Florida's "Gulf" region. The region accounts for about 25% of Florida's total fruit production, and generates nearly $1-billion of total economic impact in the region. Submitted photoSunshineThe Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) is a program co-sponsored by the Of ce of Library Media and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) to nurture lifelong readers who will continue to read for information needs and personal pleasure. West Glades Media Center participates in this reading contest every year. This year,fourteen students met the challenge of reading ten or more of the fteen books to qualify for a limo ride to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch and an outing at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Fort Myers. Mrs. Huysman and Mrs. Stafford, Media Center Staff, accompanied them on their trip and would like to con g ratulate all of the p artici p ants!

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by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The Tarpons Florida Indoor Football team, including former Cowboy Rey Hernandez, pulled out a victory from a very close Ultimate Bowl game Saturday, June 8, at the Germain Arena, defeating the Corpus Christi Fury, 40-32. It was kicker Rey Hernandez’ rst season w ith the Tarpons and he was so excited he couldn’t even remember the nal score. He did remember a lot of penalties and having to make a lot of deep extra point kicks. He said he made ve or six and aced all but one “It was an exciting game,” he said, one the Tarpons won with an interception. Now that the season is over, Rey said he’ll just “keep working at it.” He looks at the championship as another opportunity to continue his dream. Of course, he’d like to go pro one day. For now he’ll continue to work out and practice to get another tryout with the indoor football team. It’s a business, Ray said, so you have to try out every year or you may get called back. “It’s all uncertain,” he said, “Every day you have to compete for your job.” The Tarpons begin their training camp next February. Rey also plays semi-pro ball for the Fort Myers Stingrays. The kicker/punter has played for the Stingrays for one season and also for other semi-pro teams since 2007. “This was a big (game) for me,” Rey said. “It felt really good to win this championship. There’s so many athletes out there that have never been able to make it to a championship game and I can now say I’m one of those guys that has made it and won it! It’s like my teammate Chris Wallace said after the game, “I don’t care how we made it here or who we had to play to make it here, but a championship is a championship, so be proud guys, because we are the champions!” With his teammates, Rey is looking forward to getting his championship ring for this 2013 Ultimate Bowl III game. Rey also helps out coaching the Cowboys when he can. “When I’m not playing I’m happy to be coaching,” he commented. Rey wanted to say thanks you to everyone that has always believed in him. “This is just another step forward to my goal.” 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 LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 18 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersA good day at the of ce . .Homer Olivarez has done it again. Wednesday, June 5, he hooked another huge cat sh in the Caloosahatchee River, but he's still not telling his secrets! Former Cowboy helps Tarpons to championship Submitted photoRey Hernandez and the team mascot with the championshop trophy.

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Real estate professionals say the market is rebounding, and many would-be home buyers are eagerly awaiting their opportunities to purchase their own homes. Fresh data indicates that the inventory of properties is quickly drying up and soon the market is poised to point in the sellers favor. According to Allen & Associates, a real estate appraisal, consultant and research “ rm based in Colorado, properties in the area listed for sale are below the six-month supply of inventory. Now could be the time to get a good deal on a home, provided buyers are able to secure mortgages. No matter how many affordable homes are available, if a buyer cannot get approved for a mortgage, then his or her chances of owning a home are slim. In the wake of a tumultuous economy, many lenders tightened restrictions on mortgage lending. And even though the economy has rebounded, many lenders have continued to follow strict guidelines before lending money. In order to secure a mortgage with a good interest rate, buyers must take control of their “ nancial situations and “ x problems that could lead to loan rejection. Many things can impact a mortgage application. Here are the ways to overcome liabilities and improve your standing with prospective lenders. Know your credit rating. Your credit rating is a score that lenders rely on when deciding whether or not to approve your mortgage application. The higher the credit rating, the more attractive you look to prospective lenders. But the lower your score is, the more dif“ culty you will have getting a loan. Should you get a loan with a low score, you may have to pay a higher interest rate than someone with better credit. Prior to making any big “ nancial decisions, such as applying for a mortgage, it is vital to “ nd out your credit score. You can request a free copy of your credit report, which includes your credit score, once a year from the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States and Canada: TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. You also can pay for your credit report. Address any issues on your report. Once you know your score, you can take steps to address any issues on the report. Pay down revolving consumer debts, such as credit card balances and auto loans. Report any errors on your credit report so they can be adjusted. Pay bills on time and address any notices of collections before they make it onto your permanent record. If you will be applying for a loan soon, avoid opening any other credit accounts for the time being. Maintain steady employment. Having a job is often vital to getting a mortgage. Lenders tend to look for long-term “ nancial stability, which is best illustrated by maintaining steady employment. Jumping from job to job may be a red ” ag to lenders, so its better to make a switch after you have been approved for a loan. Save, save, save. Having more money in the bank lowers your loan-to-value ratio, or LTV. This will make you appear less risky to lenders. Individuals who have saved for a considerable down payment on a home are also seen in a better light. Make sure you have a credit history. Some people are too cautious with their credit and think closing accounts or avoiding credit entirely will make them more attractive to lenders. But this can back“ re. Lenders will want to see a strong credit history that indicates your ability to pay your debts on time. Get a cosigner. If you are uncertain about your ability to secure a loan on your own, then consider a cosigner to make you more attractive to prospective lenders. The cosigner helps guarantee the lender that your mortgage payments will be made. People looking to buy a home in the near future must make themselves attractive to mortgage lenders, many of whom are still reluctant to approve loans for candidates without strong “ nancial backgrounds. FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE How to get approved for a mortgage RECIPE OF THE WEEK! From Southern Heritage Real EstateCROCKPOT MAC N CHEESEIngredients:€ 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni € 4 tablespoons butter € 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese € 3 eggs € cup sour cream € 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup € teaspoon salt € 1 cup whole milk € teaspoon dry mustard € teaspoon black pepper Preparation: 1. Boil macaroni in water for six (6) minutes; drain. 2. In medium saucepan, mix butter and shredded cheese, heating and stirring until cheese melts. 3. In slow cooker, combine cheese mixture, eggs, sour cream, cheddar cheese soup, salt, milk, mustard, and pepper. 4. Add the drained macaroni and mix well. 5. Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street €LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL € Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker LOOKING FOR ACREAGE... CHECK THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTINGS.... € LIKE NEW... 3BR/3BA Custom built 2011 CBS home on 5 Acres. $250,000 A djoining 10 acres also available for sale... Call for details. € TWO STORY, 4BR/4BA Home on 4.8 +/acres located east of town. $250,000 € CUSTOM BUILT HOME on 10 Acres, completely fenced, stocked pond plus palm tree nursery included $450,000 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St. € LaBelle, FL 33935Donna 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 LIVE IN THE HUGE FAMILY ROOM addition of this totally remodeled Port LaBelle home! Extras include 10x10 attached rear tool shed with workbench and portable double carport in backyard. Kitchen and baths have been remodeled. Established neighborhood of mostly owner homes! AFFORDABLE AND ADORABLE! CALL TODAY $62,900 RENTAL: Cozy 3BR/2BA fully furnished log cabin in Pioneer. $1,100/month HOMES € Immaculate 4/3.5 home with 2,932+/sq. ft. of living area. Hardwood ” oors, “ replace, enormous kitchen and so much more. Sits on 87.47 acres. $459,000 € Immaculate 3/3 in city of LaBelle. Two master bedrooms, family room, of“ ce, and spacious kitchen. $154,900. € Rare “ nd! 3/2 CBS in city of Clewiston. Located near schools and shopping. $139,000 € 3/2 home located in city limits of LaBelle. Fenced backyard, pool, and 1.342+/sq. ft. of living area. $110,000 € 4/3 pool home on .55+/acre in the heart of Clewiston. Features 2,400+/sq. ft. of living area, attached carport, indoor brick BBQ grill. $104,300 € Corporate owned. 3/2 pool home in Clewiston. Oversized lot, enclosed garage, 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area $99,900. € Immaculate! Move in read 3/3 home in Port LaBelle. 2,172 sq. ft of living space of living area, has family, formal and dining room $87,000 € 3/2 home in city limits of LaBelle. Spacious rooms and kitchen. $74,900. € 3/1.5 pool home in town. Features 1.350+/sq. ft. of living area, 1 car garage and caged pool. Needs some TLC $49,900 In need of some TLC. 3/1, Zoned C-1, frame home in LaBelle. $49,900. Possible owner “ nancing! € Investors! Two rentals on .76+/of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $30,000. UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol 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 $54,900 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. SOLD SOLD WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM CHECK OUT ALL OUR LISTINGS ONLINE Belle Realty Co. 863-675-7522 www.BelleRealty.comTerri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews 19 Caloosa Belle June 13, 2013 The Country Oaks Elementary Scholars’ Club is an organization made up of third, fourth and fth grade students who are on the A or A/B Honor Roll. COES has had the Scholars’ Club for several years and they continue to grow bigger and bigger every y ear. The goal of the club is to promote academic excellence and a spirit of community service. Throughout the year, students must demonstrate they are maintaining A’s and B’s in all of their classes. In addition, students participate in a variety of community serv ice/charity projects throughout the year. In November, the students host a Canned Food Drive for local food banks. In December, students join up with the Salvation Army to ring the bell for the Annual Kettle Drive. The students also support charities that help children battle diseases like cancer and muscular dystrophy. The students participated in the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Math-A-Thon. Members did math problems and found sponsors to support the cause. St. Jude’s treats children with cancer from all over the country free of charge. Every dollar earned went towards another child’s treatment plan. Also, the students did their annual Shamrocks for MD drive at school. They sold green and gold shamrocks to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. That money went directly to children in our own area who are ghting MD. On May 28, the COES Scholars Club shared their community service goals and projects with the Hendry County School Board. All of these activities help the club members develop themselves for success on an academic and personal level now and will help them become compassionate and contributing members to our community in the future. Country Oaks Scholars’ Club Makes a Difference LHS Classes of the ‘80sLaBelle High School students of the ‘80s are invited to a reunion June 22 at Port LaBelle Inn. For more info call Lara Conley at 863-230-0735. 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. Community Briefs

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