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Thursday, July 4, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 27 Remember HeroesLaBelle’s Fallen Heroes Bene t honoring the memories of Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland and Chief Warrant Of cer Robert Hammett Jr., two local men killed in action in 2008, is planned for J uly 20. The event begins at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 10100, next to the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, south of Cowboy Way. This is a joint community project, co-sponsored by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10100, American Legion Post 130, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 and the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge 2398. The event w ill include a pork dinner with all the xin’s for just $8. (Free delivery in town.) All proceeds go toward building and maintaining the LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park. This y ear, there will be a brick laying Commissioner Greg Bone said that coming into the position o f city commissioner in August o f 2007, his most important goals were to x LaBelle’s crumbling sidewalks and to clean up the water. As a candidate for re-election, he feels satis ed that he and his fellow commissioners are well on their way to making those two things happen, as well as meeting numerous other challenges. The new reverse osmosis water plant is nally under construction in South LaBelle. The plant will add 1.5 million gallons per day of ne w capacity, added to the current 1 million gpd from the current plant, for a total of 2.5 million gpd capacity. This will allow the city to add 50 families as water customers. Bone wants to continue service by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The problem of elder abuse is not new. It’s surely been going on as long as there have been people, but these days, the ways old people can be taken advantage of have multiplied exponentially. Many seniors are at risk for physical and mental abuse, but they’re also faced with nancial abuse now as well. Abusers trick seniors out of their credit cards and bank accounts, as well as cash. Seniors are targeted for various forms of scams. Even their prescriptions are at risk. June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, brought staff together at the Hope Center to mark the importance of this issue. First, a proclamation from the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners was read. The brief ceremonies at the LaBelle Hope of ce, located at the Nobles Senior Center on E. Cowboy Way, included a moment of silence and a candle lighting in recognition of those victims who have succumbed to abuse at the hands of others. Too often those hands pretend to be loving and caring, but turn harsh. Hope HealthCare Services (Hope Hospice and Hope Connections of Hendry and Glades Counties) is the lead agency for aging services for HendryGlades. Kristina Rodriguez, Hope Connections manager, explained that in order to get “justice for all,” it is most important to recognize elder abuse; then decide what changes to make in the life of the victim. Ms. Rodriguez told the group, “We have to be their voices.” Abuse: Targeting the elderly Submitted photoLighting the way Hope Program Manager Gail Holton lit a candle in recognition of those elders who suffer at the hands of others at a ceremony held at Hope Connections honoring World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15. See Abuse — Page 2 See Bone — Page 2 Greg Bone See Heroes — Page 2

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013This new water treatment plant is being paid for by a $10 million Rural Utilities Service (RUS) low interest loan, along with a $5.2 million grant. In addition, plans for the LaBelle Sports Park, including a city-owned golf course, are also coming along. Though some may be unconvinced of the need for a golf course, Mr. Bone feels it will be a vital part of the city’s future success. He sees it as a magnet for other businesses as well as a muchneeded recreational attraction for adults. As part of that project, he wants to see an access sidewalk probably from Bryan Ave. to the park. He said its important to him to see the park and the water plant nished while he remains on the board. For much of Mr. Bone’s tenure on the board, the local economy has been rocky. In spite of the tough times, the City of LaBelle has managed to keep its property taxes low. Recognizing the need for additional revenue, last year the city increased its property taxes slightly from three mills for the rst time in many years. As with the new water treatment plant, the city uses as much grant money as it can get to tackle many of its projects, he noted. Mr. Bone said, “As a board member I’m partly responsible for the condition of the city and accountable to the people.” Mr. Bone said this to his constituents: “A few years ago when I joined the LaBelle City Commission, our water looked like it was pumped right out of the river, you could not walk to Barron Park on the sidewalks because they were in such poor condition, there was no wharf at the park, you could hardly drive down Martin Luther King Blvd because the road was so bad, and the economy of our area and the whole country was falling apart. Since I have been a member of our city’s commission, our water is clean, we have new sidewalks on Lee Street to the park and we are in the process of repairing and installing new ones in other areas, we have a beautiful new wharf at the park to enjoy our river, Martin Luther King Blvd has been repaved and has new sidewalks. We have been able to do these things without raising your city taxes. Currently we have a new multimillion dollar water plant under construction south of town, also under construction is a new sports park complex and hopefully soon a new 18 hole golf course on Forrey Drive these two things will add greatly to making our community a great place to live. I have lived in the LaBelle are a all my life. I went to elementary school and graduated high school here, I raised my children here and now they are starting to raise their families here. Over the past few years here in LaBelle, I have been a Cub Scout leader, taught Sunday School at my church, started a team in memory of our loved ones for our LaBelle Relay for Life which raised thousands of dollars for the ght against cancer, I am also a member of our LaBelle Recreation Board which oversees our parks and recreation activities. I love our city and want what is best for it and our citizens. As for my opponent I am sure that he is a good man, but I have yet to see him attend even one of our commission meetings, to nd out what the business of our city actually is. On July 16th, I ask for your support so that I can assist our city in moving forward into the future. Thank you for your support.” Mr. Bone has been in the real estate business for ten years and in the grocer business the previous 25 years. He lives in LaBelle with his wife and two young children. The y also have two grown children. He adds that his constant interaction with people is an important factor in his usefulness as a commissioner, and he is always at hand. “I hope people realize that we’re doing the best we can with what we have. There’s a lot to be done and it all has to be paid for.” Senior Choices of Southwest Florida creates programs and services for local seniors. They can refer elderly clients to comprehensive resources. According to Senior Choices, the need is huge and growing. From 2009-2013 the w aiting list for services has grown 230 percent, with more and more baby boomers becoming eligible each year. 81 is the average age seniors receiving limited state funded services; most have no caregiver 70 percent are women; more than 50 percent have dementia; $1,048 is the average income for seniors receiving services; 77 percent have total assets under $2,000. Marilyn Gregory of Senior Services, explained that in 2012 30,000 elder abuse incidents were reported in Florida. These were just reports, she cautioned. Thereality is certainly much worse. In fact, experts think the true gure is more like ve incidents for each reported one. Often, seniors are reluctant to report abuse because they’re afraid of more physical or mental abuse or because they’re ashamed to tell anyone. Many elderly people don’t know who to report it to or even that they can. It is often a family member someone they love and trust someone they don’t w ant to see get into trouble. If an abuser is also a caregiver, and they are taken away, w ho will then be there for the victim? Even though this “caregiver” is hurting or taking advantage of them, an elderly victim may feel that he/she may be the only one who can or will do it. So they suffer in silence. It is estimated that some $3 billion is lost every year to exploitation of the elderly through abuse, fraud and scams. According to Kristina Rodriguez, “if you suspect neglect, abuse or exploitation of children or the elderly you have to report it, by law.” In fact, everyone is a mandatory elderly abuse reporter. She added, “Don’t go to sleep at night wondering if you did the right thing.” Anyone suspecting elder abuse should call 1-800-969-ABUSE. Services are available to the elderly through the Senior Choice helpline: 1-800413-5337. Haunting words from a poem, Growing in Time, authored by an anonymous Cherokee Elder and abuse victim and read by Program Specialist Sue Clarke read crystallized the day’s message: “My soul is sold just because I’m old ...” If you or someone you know would like more information about local services for those over 55, please contact Hope Connections at 863-675-1576. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantMaking life easier for the elderlySenior Choices staff: Marylyn Gregory, Health and Wellness Specialist, Sue Clarke, Program Specialist; Gail Holton, Program Manager, Hope staff: Bill If and, Accounting Director; Kristina Rodriguez, Program Manager. A buseContinued From Page 1 Bone From Page 1 HeroesContinued From Page 1 ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Veterans Park before the bene t begins. The Fallen Heroes Committee would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who have donated their time and monies to help improve the LaBelle Veterans Park. Thank you for always remembering and honoring those who have sacri ced so much and continue to do so for our freedom. For information call 675-8008.

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by Pat DobbinsSummer is here, so it’s time to start thinking about mosquitoes. It’s so important for y ou to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus infection, St. Louis encephalitis, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Once a person is infected, they may have mild symptoms which include headache, fever, dizziness, and fatigue, but other severe symptoms are also possible. Mosquito-borne diseases can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death in people of any age, but children and those over 50 are at greatest risk for severe reactions and disease. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent disease. Please remember the 5 D’s:  Dusk and Dawn – Avoid being outdoors w hen mosquitoes are seeking blood.  Dress – Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.  DEET – When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing up to 30 percent DEET are recommended. Oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be effective.  Drainage – Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, where mosquitoes lay eggs.Tips on Repellent Use  Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before applying a repellent.  In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is appropriate. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children less than 3 years old. Infants should be kept indoors or mosquito netting should be used over carriers and strollers when outside.  Never apply repellents to a child’s hands. Adults should apply repellent rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.  Apply insect repellent to exposed skin or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Do not apply repellent near the eyes or mouth, cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Sites  Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters.  Turn over or remove any empty containers (cups, pots, buckets, etc.).  Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week.  Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Keep mosquitoes out of your house. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios. For more information on mosquitoborne illnesses, visit the Florida Department of Health’s Environmental Health web site at: http://www.doh.state. .us/Environment / medicine/arboviral/index.html Please take action now so that mosquitoes won’t “take a bite” out of your summer activities! LaBelleMartha Joanne Helton, 29, was arrested J une 28 and charged with grand theft $300$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. S. Bell w as arresting of cer. Luis Madrid, 18, was arrested June 28 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000. R. Laverence was arresting of cer. Allen R. Bowen, 34, was arrested June 25 and charged with criminal mischief $2.00$1,000 two counts, burglary of an unoccupied structure. He allegedly burglarized Comcast and LaBelle Medical Of ces. S. Diaz was arresting of cer.ClewistonPatrick Eugene Winn, 47, was arrested J une 29 and charged with theft $300-$5,000. CPD Of cer J. Garrett was arresting of cer. Demetrae Lamont Pearson, 31, was arrested June 30 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. R. Shepherd was arresting of cer. Colbert Skinner, 21, was arrested June 28 and charged with selling hallucenogens, possession of cocaine, selling methamphetamines, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver schedule 1 and traf cking in a controlled substance. CPD Of cer T. Arnold was arresting of cer. Gregory Leon Carter, 44, was arrested J une 29 and charged with a moving traf c offense driving with a suspended license habitual offender. D. Hainley was arresting of cer. Abilio Ismael Ramos, 25, was arrested J une 26 and charged with obstruction of justicein uence, intimidate or hinder a law enforcement of cer in his duties. Sgt. M. Favara w as arresting of cer. Dafney Joycelyn Myers, 38, was arrested J une 26 and charged with resisting an of cer obstruction without violence and moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender. D. Bolt Jamal Jerome Fulton, 22, was arrested June 26 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture, etc. schedule 1, possessions of marijuana over 20 grams and possession/use of dug equipment. N. Kirk was arresting of cer. Kevin Omar Forde, 37, was arrested June 26 and charged with aggravated battery knew or should have known victim was pregnant. J. Lee was arresting of cer. Joshua Craig Watson, 25, was arrested June 25 and charged with possession of cocaine. N. Kirk was arresting of cer. James Rourks, 31, was arrested June 25 and was charged with simple assault on an of cer, re ghter, EMT, resising an of cer obstruction without violence and obstruction of police depriving of means of protection and communication, J. Olvera was arresting of cer. OPEN FOR LUNCHAt 11 a.m.10% Discount OFF Lunch or Dinner with this ad863-342-8216 870 W. Hickpochee Ave € LaBelle, FLExpires July 14, 2013 3 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 A rrest Reports For the third year in a row, The Law Ofce of Kathy Smith, Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit is a recipient of the prestigious Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards. Through Ms. Smith’s leadership and direction, her of ce was the recipient of two out of the 468 awards provided across the entire State of FL. Ms. Smith’s of ce was recognized and awarded for innovations and productivity improvements resulting in signi cant cost savings, cost avoidance and increased revenue for state government within the agency. The Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards program is a major government improvement initiative founded and sponsored by Florida Tax Watch, and co-sponsored by The Florida Council of 100 and the state of Florida. Governor Rick Scott designated June as the Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards Month, a program that recognizes and rewards state employees who implement cost-savings programs designed to improve ef ciencies in government. he Law Of ce of Kathy Smith, Public Defender of 20th Judicial Circuit proudly received their awards in Tampa on June 20, 2013. Public Defender earns productivity award Protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer season Patricia Dobbins

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There are those who claim America, with clear indicators that our very founding was seated in the Judeo-Christian standards, has never been a Christian nation. Really? Perhaps these individuals have never read the following quotes of the people who were at the core of the founding of our nation. Their worldview makes it clear that America has an undeniable divine origin. For example… The May ower Compact: “In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and A dvancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the rst colony in the northern parts of V irginia; The Declaration of Independence: Our nation’s birth certi cate, the Declaration of Independence mentions God four times. 1“The laws of Nature and of Nature’s God…” – referring to God’s natural law and to the Holy Scriptures. 2“All men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator w ith certain unalienable Rights…” –referring to the Creator God of Genesis. 3“Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude for our Intentions…” – referring to the God revealed in the Holy Scriptures. 4“With a rm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence…” – referring to the Biblical God who superintends the affairs of humankind. George Washington, 1st President and signer of the Declaration of Independence: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” He also said, “We ought to be persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.” Moreover, he claimed, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men, more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of Providential agency.” Before leaving of ce he stated, “What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.” John Adams was our 2nd President. He, too, followed Washington’s beliefs and publicly con rmed the following: “The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” Thomas Jefferson, who served as our 3rd President, was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Though he had strong leanings toward deism, he still said the following: “I have little doubt that the whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator, and, I hope, to the pure doctrines of Jesus also.” He proclaimed that it was the God of the Bible who founded America in his 1805 inaugural address: “I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our forefathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in this country.” He continued: “The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend to all the happiness of man. Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus. I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.” James Madison, 4th President and signer of the Declaration of Independence: “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” John Hancock, also a signer of the Declaration of Independence called on the entire state to pray “that universal happiness may be established in the world [and] that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the whole earth be lled with His glory.” Though he did not serve as President, Patrick Henry did sign the Declaration of Independence. He con rmed his belief with these words: “It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not on religionists, but by Christians; not by religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Charles Carrol, another signer of the Declaration of Independence stated, “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure…are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.” Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President and the most beloved of all who have held the of ce, publicly declared in what was called the Proclamation Appointing A National Fast Day, March 30, 1863: “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-suf cient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the Offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.’ Samuel Adams, likewise a signer of the Declaration of Independence: “I . [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.” He continued: “I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world . that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the hol y and happy period when the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and the people willingl y bow to the scepter of Him who is the Prince of Peace.” Noah Webster, Judge, Legislator, Educator and “Schoolmaster to America”: “[T]he religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles… This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government. The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. The Christian religion… is the basis, or rather the source, of all genuine freedom in government… I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of Christianity have not a controlling in uence.” America never a Christian nation? Call your next case!Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. 4 Caloosa Belle July 4, 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. On your 237th, America, remember your Christian heritage Les Morgan newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Your community directory is a click away!

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5 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersSweets for the sweet A BOVE LEFT: On Thursday, June 27, the Caloosa Humane Society hosted their rst Dessert Auction to raise funds for the local no-kill shelter. It was a really fun time for everyone there, Auctioneer Phil Pelletier kept the crowd on their toes and had the bids rolling in on those great desserts. Ellen Ferguson played V anna to Phillip's Pat Sajak only with fabulous desserts instead of letters. A BOVE RIGHT A nimal lovers and sweets lovers thoroughly perused the dessert table before the bidding began. A T RIGHT: LaBelle bakers outdid themselves with tasty and eye appealing desserts like this little beauty, complete with cute litle edible critters. With around 50 desserts donated for auction the event raised $2,744 for the shelter. A T FAR RIGHT Caloosa Humane Society Director Alex DiStefano surveyed the big event with pride and gratitude, knowing how much effort so many good hearted people put into the event and how much the money raised will mean to the unfortunate animals at the shelter. Help America ‘s Forests. If you join the Arbor Day Foundation in July, ten trees will be planted in high-need national forests. America’s forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation w ill honor each new member who joins in J uly by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wild res, insects and disease. The cost for joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a $10 donation. America’s national forests face enormous challenges, including unprecedented w ild res that have left a backlog of more than one million acres in need of replanting. The Foundation has worked with the United States Forest Service for more than 20 years to plant trees in high-need forests. Our national forests provide habitat for wildlife, keep the air clean and help ensure safe drinking water for more than 180 million Americans. “Keeping our forests healthy is vital to the health of people and the entire planet,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “By planting trees in our national forests, we will preserve precious natural resources and the bene ts they provide for generations to come.” To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our national forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or visit arborday.org/july. You can help America’s forests, join the Arbor Day Foundation

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V BS at Central Church of ChristStep Right Up. . and Experience the Life of David Central Church of Christ in LaBelle, will hold Vacation Bible School, July 15–17, each morning from 9-11:15 a.m. A group of church workers from Jacksonburg Church of Christ in Muscle Sholes, Alabama, will be making the trip toLaBelle once again this y ear to present the Vacation Bible School. There will be classes for all ages, from preschool through adult. In conjunction with the Bible School, the church will host a Gospel Meeting beginning Monday evening at 7 p.m. LaBelle’s own, Lucas Curtis, a Senior at LaBelle High School, will be preaching the message on Monday evening, with guest evangelist, Steve Smallwood, preaching on both Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Hip, Hop, Hope VBW and ne arts campBoys and girls, mark this date on your family calendar – July 29 thru August 2 because you don’t want to miss Vacation Bible School at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. You will be hip hopping through the week as you learn Bible stories and songs, music and dance, drama and make crafts about how Jesus can make us glad each and every day. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday throuth Friday. There is no fee for attending and lunch will be served each day. Please register by calling the church at 675-0656 or stopping by the of ce. You will be given a music CD once registered.Christian Men to meetThe July meeting of The LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at Healing Waters Church in LaBelle, located at 4501 Birchwood Pkwy., at 7 p.m., on Monday, July 15. All men of LaBelle are invited to join us for dinner and a message. For directions or information please call Clay Townsend at 863-674-0699.Life Ministries invites children to SonWest Roundup.“We’re ready for a Vacation Bible School your children will never forget,” said VBS Director Marsha Bechtel. “At SonWest Roundup your kids will nd ultimate truth in Jesus! Children will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, they”ll discover Jesus provides what they truly need in every challenge of life. “We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and families in our neighborhood. We hope they will join us at SonWest Roundup. “SonWest Roundup begins July 15, 2013 and continues through July 20, 2013 at 725 Hickpoochee Avenue/Highway 80 West from 6-9 p.m. For information, call (863) 675-8855 Tuesday or Thursday mornings between 9 a.m. and noon. See you at the roundup!Former Pastor at McGregor Baptist, Rev. Jim Holbrook, to Preach at Caloosa BaptistJim Holbrook, who served as pastor of McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers for 30 years, will be preaching at Caloosa Baptist July 7 in the 10:30 service. Dr. Les Morgan, pastor at CBC, grew up in Ft. Myers and attended McGregor Baptist as a middle-schooler until he graduated high school and left for Bible College. At that time the church was on McGregor Blvd. “I remember Jim’s preaching,” said Morgan. “He was always faithful to the Word of God and in visiting people. Often he came to m y home to share the Lord with my dad. I never forgot his genuine care for people. It will be a great honor to have him preach for us at Caloosa.” Brother Jim, now 80, remains faithful in preaching ministry, though he retired fteen years ago. He teaches a Bible study each week at a jail service, and, until about two months ago, was interim pastor of First Baptist, Cape Coral for better than a year and a half. His health is good and he is very active teaching a Sunday School class each wee k at his home church. Caloosa Baptist welcomes the public to join them for this special service. The church is located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80 in LaBelle. For further information, call (863) 675-HOPE. George Vahram A lbert (Albertian) Sr., 89SOUTH ORLEANS – George Vahram Albert (Albertian) Sr. went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2013. He was born on January 9, 1924 to Vahram Hagop Albertian and Caroline Francis Ross in Roslindale, Mass. He had resided in South Orleans, Mass. in the summers and in Moorehaven, Fla. in the winters. He was a World War II veteran, and at the age of 23, he was the youngest Commander in the State of Massachusetts for Post #36, Irving A dams. At the age of 26, he was a Whitehat A ide for Senator John F. Kennedy, and become Chairman of the Veterans Housing for the United States of America. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans A ssociation, Elks, Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was also a school teacher for shop and woodworking, and was alw ays willing to lend a hand to a student. He is survived by three sons; two daughters; a granddaughter he raised, Lori Albert Hopkins; along with 12 other grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his best friends Jimmy Paul and Ethel Jennings. He was preceded in death by his mother Caroline Frances Ross; father Vahram Hagop Albertian; sister, Virginia “Jenny”, and brother, W illiam. A graveside service will be held promptly at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass. In lieu of owers, please send donations in memory of Mr. Albert to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation 1020 19th St NW, Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036 or www.dvnf.orgJudy Mace Graham, 48LABELLE — Judy Mace Graham, passed away June 28, 2013 in Fort Myers. She was born Jan. 18, 1965 in Columbus, Ind., to James O. Mace and the late Carol (Powell) Mace. Survivors include her husband Charles Scott Graham;, daughters Jeannine Townsend (Mark) and Nicole Danielle Hansen; father James O. Mace; brother James H. Mace; sisters Sheila Mace and Sarah Jimenez; step brother G.T. Ivy; grandchildren Christopher Buendia, Sophia Buendia and Madison Townsend. A memorial service will be held Wed, July 10, 2013, 11 a.m. at International Christian Fellowship in LaBelle with Brother Sammy Co. of ciating. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries 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! 6 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Church Briefs

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July 2, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Edison State College President, Dr. Jeff A llbritten, has announced that two, long-time campus leaders have assumed new and expanded roles for the college. Dr. Patricia Land, Charlotte Campus President, and Dr. Robert Jones, Collier Campus President, have new titles and a more regional approach. Their new title is Regional Vice President for Economic and Community Development. They also remain as president of their respective campuses. “This is part of our message of truly being one college that has a regional impact,” said Dr. Allbritten. “Both Dr. Land and Dr. J ones have been exceptional leaders with their roles on campus and within their communities. Their new roles simply give that community outreach a more regional approach.” Dr. Land’s community outreach and economic development efforts include all of Charlotte County, Glades County and stretches into Lee County with Cape Coral and North Fort Myers. Dr. Jones’s community outreach and economic development efforts include all of Collier County, Hendry County and Lee County, up to and including Fort Myers. Dr. Land and Dr. Jones both previously served at the LaBelle campus. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across ve counties and through Edison Online. For more information please visit www.edison.edu. ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 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 7 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Caloosa BelleIn Tribute to AmericaYou won’t want to miss this beautiful exhibit of the Founding documents of the United States of America at the Barron Library. Designed to coincide with the Independence Day celebration, these life size replicas of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation will be on display for all to see and read For the month of July 2013. These replicas belong to members of the LaBelle community and are placed to honor our Founding Father’s wishes of what America was to be and is today, a beacon of light for the world. Courtesy of Hugo Vargas of World Class Barbershop and an anonymous contributor. Edison State College ranked in the Top 100 across several categories for Community College Week’s annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certi cate Producers. The results cover the 2011-2012 academic year. “It’s always nice to be included in a national ranking by a well-regarded publication like Community College Week, but w e are more focused on the quality of the education our students receive,” said Dr. Jeff A llbritten, president, Edison State College. “We attribute our success rst and foremost to our students. They work hard to achieve their academic goals. Just as important is the dedication of our faculty, who guide them along the way.” In all the categories, Edison State moved up in the rankings, with the exception of the 72nd ranking for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Minority. New this year is Edison State’s 26th ranking nationally for its nursing program. The annual report divides its results into two-year and four-year institutions. Edison State College’s rankings are included with four-year institutions as follows:  26th for Associate Degrees, Nursing, Registered, Administration, Research & Clinical  45th for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines  38th for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Non-Minority  72nd for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Total Minority  93rd for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, African-Americans  46th for Associate Degrees, All Disciplines, Hispanics Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across ve counties and through Edison Online. For more information please visit www.edison.edu. Edison State College moves up in national ranking Dr. Robert Jones Land, Jones named regional V Ps at Edison State College Dr. Patricia Land

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By Linda Peeples Martin, Melissa Sherman and Fred LangdaleIt has almost been a year since Kaleb “Fred” Langdale took a swim in the Caloosahatchee River where he almost lost his life to an eleven-foot gator. He survived the incident but did lose his right arm in the attack. He has become a local celebrity now better known as “Gator Fred” because of his quick reaction and survival skills. Gator Fred has never let his loss of limb detour him from being an outdoorsman, he still does everything he loves; shing, hunting, wakeboarding and has become a great shot with his rearms. He continues to w eld and modi ed his favorite equipment by making foot steering for his airboat and changed the controls on his 4-wheeler so he can drive it left handed. He has made a lot of accomplishments this year, from getting acquainted with his prosthetic arm and graduating high school. Councilman Manuel “Mondo” Tiger was moved by his unconquered sprit and invited Gator Fred to a Seminole adventure on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation to celebrate his year of achievements. The Seminoles have a long history with alligator wresting, but Fred credits his quick reaction to a popular gator reality show. “When the alligator was a few inches from my face I grabbed the gator under the jaw and pushed up.” The gator did get a hold of his arm and went into a death roll; Fred held on tight and eventually put his feet on top of the gators mouth and was able to break free from the gators grasp unfortunately without his arm. He quickly made it to the bank and used spider webs to stop the bleeding before the paramedics arrived and was airlifted to the hospital where he stayed for six days. When Fred and his Mother Felinda Langdale arrived on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation they thought they were going to just go for a buggy and airboat ride at Billie Swamp Safari. However, they had another adventure waiting for them, but this time it was a fun and safe one. After meeting Councilman Manuel “Mondo” Tiger he revealed his VIP plans to Gator Fred. The rst stop was at the Big Cypress Hunting Adventure, an area rarely visited by the general public, for a tour where they spotted several buffalo and hogs. Next, they made their way to the Aviation Department where they were given a tour of the hanger, then briefed on helicopter safety for their aerial tour of the reservation and experience zero gravity. The only other time Fred was in a helicopter was for the trip to the hospital. “I didn’t get to see much the last time” Fred joked. Once they landed everyone went to the Swamp Water Caf at Billie Swamp Safari for lunch and fun. After lunch they met Billie Swamp Safari employee Hans who gave them a guided tour on an airboat. After returning to the dock they were greeted by Tribal Member Billy Walker who shared many interesting facts about the Seminole culture and also joined them on the swamp buggy ride. “This has been one of the best days I have had since my accident; I want to thank the Seminole Tribe, Councilman ‘Mondo’ Tiger, the staff at Billie Swamp Safari and Hunting Adventure. My Mom and I had a wonderful time.” Fred has plans on attending Edison State College to get his Associates Degree and then attend St. Petersburg College to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor of prosthetics and orthotics so he can help others who have lost limbs. “It makes me feel great to help others who are in similar situations.” Fred added, “I am not bitter, if anything it has made me a stronger person.” For more information about visiting the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation please visit www. oridaseminoletourism or call (863) 902-3200 and get the latest deals and events the Seminoles have to offer. 8 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Gator Fred Langdale’s latest adventure Submitted photosEnjoying a buggy ride at Billie Swamp Safari are (not in order) Felinda Langdale, Fred Langdale, Linda Peeples Martin, Billy Walker and Melissa Sherman.

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9 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Two women sharing a dream over coffee. It’s the classic beginning to a shared venture and it’s exactly how Cottage Consignments came to be. Cottage Consignments offers vintage items and collectibles unique items that add a little spice to your home or your wardrobe. Owners Barbara Revels and Lori Howard opened their dream store in mid-June and are planning a grand opening some time in late July or August. They spend a lot of time searching for just the right pieces to showcase in their new establishment. They hit the road all the way up to Alabama and the Florida-Georgia line and scour their resources on the East and West Coasts (even up into Arkansas and beyond) looking for just the right “ nds” for their customers. When the cry “road trip!” goes up, these two eagerly head out in search of high end originals and trendy resale items. You will also nd unique handmade crafts and a wide range of name brand new and gently used boutique clothing, shoes and accessories. Everything you nd at Cottage Consignments will be tasteful and something you’ll be proud to own. If you’re looking for unique glassware or china, you’ll be glad you stopped in. They are also opening a warehouse to handle good, previously loved furniture. The Cottage Consignments experience includes connecting your consigned items up with social networking to nd the right buyers. This shop grew from the desire of these ladies to create something of their own. The former owner of Vintage Rose 17 years ago, Barbara has a gift for creative ideas that underlies much of what you see. For Lori, Cottage Consignments has been an opportunity to jump into a longtime dream. Along with employee and consigner Angie White-Banda, it represents a lot of energy and talent. There’s an excitement because they all truly love what they’re doing. It’s personal and they want it to be a personal experience for their customers, too. Cottage Consignment is the classic tale of two women turning their “hobby” into a serious business venture . and their friends and neighbors get to share in it. You’ll want to check out their eclectic collection to discover those “different” items that add just the right spark to your life. Searching for that special item? Add it their wish list. Cottage Consignments will accept consignments, but please call for an appointment. Cottage Consignments is located at 169 W. Hickpochee Ave. Call 863-234-7563. Follow them on Facebook at Cottage Consignment or email them at cottageconsignment2013@yahoo.com. Summer hours Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cottage Consignment WASHINGTON –Two major challenges small business owners face after disasters are sales losses and a diminished customer base. In a recent survey of 7,500 small and medium sized businesses done by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 62% said losing profits and clients was their biggest post-disaster challenge. Whether it’s a fire, flood or tornado, small businesses face an uphill trek when it comes to recovery. That’s why it’s important to be prepared. “South Florida businesses are faced with the threat of hurricanes every year and the quickest route to recovery is preparing before the storm hits,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero. “Helping small businesses recover from a disaster is a key mission of SBA. Our series of free webinars are just one way we help entrepreneurs and small business owners build and expand business.” Assessing your company’s risks is one of the first steps in creating an effective business continuity plan. Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday, July 9 for an online discussion on how to protect your business before a disaster strikes. SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www. preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and preparedness tips. The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster. “The Top 5 Risks for Business Disasters in America,” a presentation followed by a question and answer session will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 2-3 p.m. EDT. Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/ register/934008056 What Are the Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses? Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantBarbara Revels, Lori Howard and Angie White-Banda at Cottage Consignments.

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10 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Calooa Belle/ Dale ConyersRotary scholarshipLaBelle Rotarians recognized 2012 LHS graduate and Rotary Club scholarship winner Winston Lane Goodwin at their regular meeting June 25. Winston will be attending the University of Florida to study psychology. He is the son of Cheryl Nixon and Charles Winston Goodwin. He is pictured with Rotarian Mark Lapp. Tampa, Fla. (June 24, 2013) – With the w armer summer temperatures providing the right conditions for increased thunderstorm and lightning activity, experts at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offer advice to help reduce the risk of damage from power surges as part of Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 23-29). Lighting may not seem as destructive as other natural disasters, yet a strike can cause serious damage to business equipment and electrical appliances, disrupt electrical serv ice for long periods of time, and – most dangerously – spark wild res “People often underestimate the harm that lightning can cause, but make no mistake – it’s a force to be reckoned with,” said J ulie Rochman, CEO and president of IBHS. “We encourage both home and business owners to take the necessary precautions to protect their property from the damaging effects of a lightning strike, such as power surges. IBHS recommends that home and business owners invest in a whole house or building surge protector to prevent a potential loss. Make sure the protector you select has been tested to meet the proper standards (see www.disastersafety.org/lightning). Contact a power company or a licensed electrician to install this system. Also, install additional protection for important or expensive equipment. This should include localized surge protection for power cords to the equipment and any telephone and cable/satellite TV lines connecting to the equipment. These devices are available at most home improvement and electronics stores. Consider hiring an electrician to review the power, telephone, electrical and cable/ satellite TV connections in your home or business. Have them check that there is adequate grounding of the power line connection and the power distribution panel. All of the utilities should enter the structure within ten feet of the electrical service entrance ground wire and be bonded to that grounding point. For more IBHS guidance on lightning protection, visit www.disastersafety.org/ lightning. Summer prime for lightning activity

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Labelle 7/6, 7am -?, 404 Belmont St., huge moving sale, something for everyone. 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. Drivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com LABORER Full-time The City of LaBelle is accepting applications until July 16, 2013 or until lled for a full time laborer. Applicant must have a valid cdl license, high school diploma or equivalent. Anyone interested may pick up an application at LaBelle City Hall 481 West Hickpochee (HWY 80) between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday or online at citylabelle.com. Equal opportunity employer. The City of LaBelle is a drug free workplace. RECEPTIONIST Needed in busy Ave Maria Of ce. Pay commensurate with experience. Applications can be picked up at 5072 Annunciation Cir. #314 Ave Maria, FL 34142 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. I buy pre-1920 Florida origin handwritten material letters, documents, business records, etc. Will make offers. Joe Rubin ne, P. O. Box 1000, Cocoa, FL 32923. (321)455-1666 Joerubin ne@ mindspring.com Dell Desktop Tower w/LCD Just $40 Guaranteed to work! See at Star Food Store in Alva by limos 863-517-2782. Dell mini tower Windows 7 Very fast! Like new! $125 Add LCD, kybd & mouse for $60 Only 4 available for a limited time Call Tony 863-517-2782. Rest Home bound. Selling everything antique couch (100 years old), hospital bed, lots of what nots. Also coin collections. Please call 863-674-0766 Cell: 863-517-0751 Small and medium boxes for sale. Call 863-342-8013 AKC Toy fox terrier pups. AKC Japanese chins. Older dogs for adoption 863-675-1591NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apts Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake, Summer Glen, Heritage Villas & Southern Villas. Please call 239-657-3204 For more information. Handicapped Accessible. Hearing Impaired: Call TDD711Equal Housing Opportunity This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer LABELLE 2bd/2ba, screen porch, carport, lot on lake, CAC, $570.mth + sec dep, 863-675-0104. LABELLE 2br/2ba extra family room, garage, on large oak lled cul-desak, pool priv., $715. mth. 863-675-0104 LABELLE 3/2, lg house, screened porch, 2 car gar, stone tile oors through out, newly painted, no pets. $650. mth + sec. dep, (863)234-8244, Barbara (786) 478-8874 owner, Jackie. LaBelle, very nice 2BR/1BA, city water/septic, C/A/H, laundry / storage and carport; non-smoking. env., NO pets; $550/month; $550 sec., ref’s & lease, 863-675-2392. Port LaBelle 3BR/2BA, living / dining room; C/A/H, garage, nonsmkg. env., NO pets; $650/month; $650/security, ref’s & lease, 863-675-2392.LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 LABELLE CRESCENT ACRES 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $400/month plus deposit. (863) 673-6362 Homes of Merit 3br, 2bath doublewide located in very nice subdivision. 1/2 acre lot, concrete driveway and wooden deck. Only $54,900 We will nance with your average credit. Call Kenny 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Land & Home packages. 3 and 4 bedroom new mobile homes. All marked down for summer sale. You must have average credit and easy nancing will be provided. 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 Located on Lake front 1/2 acre lot. 3br, 2bath mobile home. Easy nancing with your average credit. Call Kenny at 863-673-4325 or 863-675-8888 RVlow mileage, generator, refrigerator, freezer, range, TV, toilet, shower, Awning, A/C. 863-675-1571 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard Sales Special Notice Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Collectibles Computer/ Supplies Miscellaneous Pets/Supplies Apartments Houses Rent Houses Rent Storage Space Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 11 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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NOTICE of RANKING COMMITEE MEETING Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the responses to Bid # 2013-23, Mowing in Hendry County. It will be held on July 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., in Administration Conference Room #1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 447147 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY Take Notice that the School Board of Hendry County will conduct a workshop to discuss the budget. This Workshop will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the issues at said meeting. DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Ray Clinard, Chairman 446862 CN/CB 7/4/2013 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1M34 Pavement markings on State Road 93 (I-75) and interchange ramps from south of Tucker’s Grade northerly approximately 3.451 miles, to south of North Jones Loop Road in Charlotte County Budget Amount: $149,330.77. E1N00 Pavement-core-back lling, and maintenance of traf c for pavement coring at various locations in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, and Sarasota Counties. Budget Estimate: $141,400.00 E1N02-R0 Cleaning, Desilting, Pipe Lining and Repair with Video Inspection. Charlotte, Lee, Glades & Hendry Budget Estimate: $130,045.00 446328 CN 6/27;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 workshop Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. 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 Council with respect to any matter considered 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. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 447154 CN/CB 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 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 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 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, 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 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 the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 3041 2010 1144334-07000000060 Victor L Perez Lot 6, MIDSTATE SUBDIVISION, a subdivision in a portion of unsurveyed Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 132 and 133, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446366 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 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 the County of Hendry, the holder 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 1823 2008 1224432-01000810030 Celia Rubin + Ruth Czukerburg + Dalilah Czukerburg + Vivian Goldikener Lot 3, Block 81, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446367 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC the holder 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 1049 2010 1044430-01000050020 Santos M & Irene Perez The East 1/3 of Tract 3, Block 5, GERBER GROVES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 14-22, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. The West 2/3 of Tract 2, Block 5, GERBER GROVES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 14-22, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446356 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry the holder 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 1862 2008 1224432-A0000710000 Juan Perez The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5295, 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 August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 44639 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 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 12 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice

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MIAMI – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) invites Florida-based, private, 501(c)certi ed non-pro t organizations to apply for a ve-year Women’s Business Center (WBC) grant. The SBA Women’s Business Center is a program or project funded, in part, by a grant from the SBA to provide technical assistance to women entrepreneurs, who are largely socially and economically disadvantaged. The successful applicant will receive an award in the form of a cooperative agreement for the base year and four additional option years may be exercised subject to the availability of funding and the WBC’s performance during the previous year. “SBA established the Women’s Business Center Program 25 years ago to better help women overcome continuing barriers to success. Today there are Women’s Business Centers in almost every state and two centers in the south Florida district,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero. “This grant will create a new resource partner in Florida to help women entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. Each center provides training in nance, management, marketing, as well as offering access to all of the SBA’s nancial and procurement assistance programs.” The award recipient must provide nonfederal matching funds as follows: one nonfederal dollar for each two federal dollars for the rst two years, and one non-federal dollar for each one federal dollar for years three through ve. At least 50% of the non-federal matching funds must be in the form of cash to include program income (e.g., fees generated from services). The remaining 50% may be made up of in-kind contributions. Applications are due by July 31. An organization that previously operated an SBA-funded women’s business center within the past ve years of the application, and previously operated an SBA-funded women’s business center within 50 miles o f the proposed territory of the application ma y be eligible to apply, but if awarded, would be awarded as a Renewal Phase Project. For speci c information regarding the grant and how to apply, go to: http://www. sba.gov/content/womens-business-centergrant-opportunities NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 2595 2010 1364432-01000000120 Manuel A Marrero Lot 12, THE WOODLAND II SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 12, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446364 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the German American Capital Corp the holder 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 615 2010 1174329-07000000020 Agustin Atunez + Eusebia M Sanchez + Humberto Mendoza Lots 82, 83 and 84, SOUTH LABELLE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 49, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of August, 2013, which is the 1st day of August, 2013 Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446362 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 2326 2008 1364432-A0001470000 Carlos A Alvarez The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4014, 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 August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446374 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 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 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, AGENTS/BROKERS, SELF-INSURANCE FUNDS AND DIRECT WRITING INSURERS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT RFP NUMBER: 2013-20 OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking rms interested in providing property & casualty insurance for the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their proposal for consideration. All submittals (see Section IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFP will be reviewed by staff for recommendation. 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 July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. Any proposals received after the above noted time and date will not be opened or considered. A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, by email at jmcelhaney@hendry a.net or by calling 863-675-5220. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner Chairman 446661 CN/CB 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF PERMIT BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONNotice is hereby given that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has received Environmental Resource permit number 26-317398-001 from Brent Setchell, P.E. whose address is FDOT District 1, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831-1249. Permit Issuance Date: June 11, 2013. Project Activity: Widen the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with the addition of a ve foot-wide sidewalk berm. The project will also consist of a surface water management system to serve 100.63 acres of the entire project site. The surface water management system consists of dry retention and wet detention ponds, swales, culverts and pipes to treat and discharge stormwater runoff to nearby canals and wetlands. The project will occur within the landward extent of wetlands, Class III Waters, in Hendry County. Project Name: SR 80 from Dalton Lane to Indian Hills Drive. Project Size: 153.22 acres. Location: Labelle and Clewiston, Sections 1 and 2, Township 43S, Range 30E, Sections 4, 5, 6 and 9, Township 43S, Range 31E, Sections 34, 35 and 36, Township 42S, Range 30E, and Sections 31, 32 and 33, Township 42S, Range 31E, in Hendry County, at Latitude 26 46’7”W/Longitude 81 18’ 22”N. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic Preserve: No. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the South District Of ce, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549.NOTICE OF RIGHTSInterested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 21 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be noti ed of agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Of ce of General Council, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. The Department does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at (239) 344-5600. 447121 CB/CGS 7/4/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder 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 1016 2010 1344529-A0000020400 Faustino Hernandez-Antonio A parcel of land in the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows; Commence at the Northwest corner of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of said Section 34 and run N 89 degrees 36’20” E, along the North line of said Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter, a distance of 834.45 feet; thence S 00 degrees 23’40” E, a distance of 60.00 feet to the South right-of-way line County Road No. S-830-A and the Point-of-Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence S 00 degrees 00’19” W, a distance of 291.74 feet; thence N 86 degrees 03’32” E, a distance of 139.47 feet; thence N 89 degrees 36’20” E, parallel to the South right-of-way line of said County Road No. S-830-A, a distance of 166.48 feet; thence N 00 degrees 00’19” E, a distance of 283.11 feet to the South right-of-way line of said County Road No. S-830-A; thence S 89 degrees 36’20” W, a distance of 305.62 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. 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 August, 2013, which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446362 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, the holder 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 3176 2008 2054329-A0000360200 Ruth W Stevens TR Begin at the Southwest corner of Government Lot 5; thence N 00 degrees 31’ 15” W, 1215.41 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; continue 31.71 feet; thence N 56 degrees 56’ 49” W, 42.48 feet; thence S 33 degrees 03’ 11’ W, 23.32 feet; thence S 43 degrees 30’ 32” W, 16.19 feet; thence N 46 degrees 29’ 29” W, 44.01 feet; thence S 44 degrees 14’ 42” W, 44.55 feet; thence S 79 degrees 51’ 08” E, 124.72 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. 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 August, 2013 which is the 1st day of August, 2013. Dated this 19th day of June, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 446378 CN 6/27;7/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. SBA Grants available for women with non-pro ts

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 22-2009-CA-000055 CITIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE4 TRUST, Plaintiff vs. JILLIAN SANTIESTEBAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 11, 2013, and entered in Case No. 22-2009CA-000055 of the Circuit Court of the T wentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida in which Citibank NA, as trustee for WAMU Series 2007-HE4 Trust, is the Plaintiff and Jillian Santiesteban, Luis Santiesteban, Source Mortgage, Inc., are defendants, l will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Glades County, Florida on the 11th day of July, 2013, at 11:00AM, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 7, OF RIVERVIEW, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 128, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2155 RIVERSIDE DR., MOOREHAVEN, FL 33471 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any ether than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Glades County, Florida this 12th day of June, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Glades County, Florida BY: Tina Espinosa Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 09-16198 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Administrative Services Manager, whose of ce is located at Charlotte County Justice Center, 350 Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL. 33950 and whose telephone number is (941)637-2281, within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-4771. To le response please contact Glades County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 10, Moorehaven, FL 33471. 445838 CN 6/27;7/4/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council will hold a meeting on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., in Conference Room #1, 1st Floor, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida 33935. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Board of County Commissioners Hendry County, Florida 447019 CB/CN 7/4/2013 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HARLEM PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Harlem Community Public Library Advisory Board will hold a meeting July 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Harlem Library, 1010J Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Harlem Community Public Library Advisory Board 447196 CN/CB 7/4/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: David Robinson: Stereo, pots and pans ,fryer. 446809 SUN 7/4,11/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Conor Coderre of LaBelle, has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2013. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean’s List. The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonpro t, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 areas of study, as well as minors in nearly 60 disciplines in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. SCAD has more than 20,000 alumni and offers an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of more than 11,000 students, comes from 49 states and more than 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of nearly 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology and learning resources and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications. For more information, visit scad.edu. Conor Codere on SCAD Dean’s list HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from the railroad tracks to Industrial Canal: Maintenance project: Crews will shape and add sod to utility strips on Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, Jul y 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists can expect lane closures and should use caution. SR 80 from CR 833 to east of US 27: Construction project: Work expands two-miles of SR 80 to four lanes from east of Count y Road 833 to west of US 27. Crews are placing sod, weather permitting. No other wor k activities are scheduled this week in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Drivers should pay attention to traf c signs and barricades throughout the construction project, stay alert, and use caution in the work zone. Estimated completion is spring 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. SR 80/US 27: Interchange improvements: Construction project: Work continues to modify the intersection with construction of an overpass for SR 80 traf c eastbound to US 27 northbound and for US 27 trafc northbound to SR 80 westbound. The project also realigns US 27. Crews also will widen approximately 3/4 mile of SR 80 to four lanes approaching the intersection, add a traf c signal at the overpass, and install lighting at the interchange. Work currentl y involves placing ll dirt, installing drainage, and constructing the new overpass and roadways. US 27 traf c is using the newl y constructed lanes. No other work activities are scheduled this week in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The SR 80/US 27 intersection is temporarily shifted to the north. Motorists travelling east and west on SR 80 must use caution at the US 27 intersection and follow the posted speed limit o f 25 MPH. Motorists are advised to be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the work zone and to use caution driving in this area. Project completion is estimated at end of year 2013. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, Inc. SR 80, from Birchwood Parkway to Dalton Lane: Construction project: This project expands ve miles of existing two-lane roadway to four-lanes. Crews are constructing two new 12-foot lanes to the south of existing roadway, installing drainage and building new bridges over the C1 Canal. Expect a new traf c pattern west of Cowboy Way. Estimated completion is summer 2014. The contractor is C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. Road Watch

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Free moviesEvery Tuesday and Friday until July 19th except July 5. Located at LaBelle Assembly of God, 139 Fraser Avenue, LaBelle. Call (863) 675-0900 for more information. Free completely paid for by our business Sponsors.ESD new look on webEdison State College launched a new w ebsite. Check out the exciting new look and design, as well as navigate through the v arious options on the site, by visiting www. edison.edu. Visitors will be able to move through the new website with ease, by locating the site navigation tools that best t what they need," said Jeff Stewart, Vice President for Research, Technology, & Accountability at Edison State College. "It is now easier for potential students to learn about nancial aid, the admissions process, academic offerings and more." For more information please visit www.edison.edu. V olunteer for j uvenile arbitration The Hendry County Court Administration is seeking volunteers for its Juvenile Arbitration program. The ideal candidate enjoys w orking with youth and has a strong desire to help them transition out of the Juvenile J ustice system. Interested persons should contact Robin Manfredi, Court Operations Manager at 863-675-5374 for an application form and further information. V PK at Children’s GardenCome and join Children's Garden of LaBelle for free Volunteer Pre-K registration July 20 from 9 a.m.-noon. there will be snacks, balloons and face painting for everyone registering. W idows to meetThe Widows Support Group wll meet at V ickie's Lunch Box July 18, at 11:30 a.m. All w idows welcome.Quit smokingTwo free tools to quit classes are opening nearby! The rst is at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 South Main Street, LaBelle, Tuesday, July 10, 5:30-7 p.m. The second will be at Hendry Regional Medical Center, 524 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Wednesday, July 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches and lozenges) for those eligible. Registration is required to join. Call 877-8192357.Arts of the Inland launches 2014 rates today!Arts of the Inland (AOI) announces new membership rates for 2014. AOI is committed to presenting and promoting the visual, literary and performing arts and with the launching of the 2014 rates, they are presenting artists with many cultural opportunities. Upcoming events include an "Artful Evening" at Keiser University on July 11, "Perceptions" judged art show on November 10 and gallery shows/sales. Join today and recieve the 2014 rates which begin at $25 for individual artists. Contact LaVon Koenig, President, Arts of the Inland for more information by e-mail at www.artsinland@gmail.com or call 239303-5849. Website: www.artsoftheinland. com.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 Way. Applicants are required to have a CDL driving permit before the rst day of class. Anyone interested should contact the LaBelle Transportation Dept. at 674-4115 or the Clewiston Transportation Depart. at 9831516 to register by July 22.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)674-0034. 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/Hendry 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. HCSO recovers horsesThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Ag Unit has recovered two horses from running loose on the highways in Hendry County. If you have lost a horse, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-0406.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 of 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!New transportationBus to Social Security in Fort Myers leaves from United Way House at 8:30 a.m. the rst Tuesday of every month by appointment $5/person. No children because seating is limited. Must have correct change. Appointments made by calling United Way 211 at 1-800-887-9234 x9 or 211 x9. Generously sponsored by: Iglesia Cristiana Restauracion of LaBelle, Pastor Sherr y Hanes, volunteer bus driver.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. HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping #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 15 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 Community Briefs

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From Southern Heritage Real Estate CORN CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS € 1 stick butter or margarine melted € 1 can cream style corn € 1 can whole kernel corn € 3 eggs beaten € 1 cup sour cream € 1 box Jiffy corn muf“ n mix € 8 ounce package shredded cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS € Preheat oven to 350. In large casserole dish, combine all ingredients, mixing well. € Bake one hour € Remove from oven, and cover with shredded cheese € Put back in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts € Serve immediately FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE RECIPE OF THE WEEK! 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Call a local leader in real estate sales to ensure your home sells quickly at a favorable price! PICTURE IT SOLD! www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street €LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL € Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker CHECK THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTINGS.... € CALOOSA HARBOR S/D! 3BR/2 1/2BA Home w/wrap around porch, .83 acre lot and beautiful oaks! $222,000 € 3BR/2BA HOME, large family room, fenced back yard and within walking distance shopping and parks. $89,900 € FORT DENAUD ROAD... 2BR/2BA home w/den or of“ ce, spacious family room and open ” oor plan. $137,500 863-675-4500or 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.ITS TIME TO ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Located in Riverbend Estates, this home features an open ” oor plan, new bamboo ” ooring, two master suites, newly tiled screened lanai, formal dining room, eat in kitchen and much more! It also has a huge screened front porch, a two car garage and is located on a beautiful, mature oak “ lled oversized lot. $199,900 RENTAL: 4BR/2BA/2 car garage in Port LaBelle. $1,350/month MOBILE HOMES € 3/2 on 10+/acres in Muse. Spacious living room, family room, “ replace and much more. $129,900. € Natures Paradise! 3/2 on 5.10+/acres in Muse. Stocked pond, half wooded and priced to sell. $60,000. € 3/1.5 on corner lot in Moore Haven. $50,000. € 3/2 on 1.60+/acres located close to town of LaBelle. $39,900. € Investors!! 2/1 manufactured home on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $30,000. € Corporate owned! 3/2 on 1.19+/acres in Montura Ranches. $26,250. Call about our vacant land! LOTS € .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “ nancing. € .60+/city lot $6,500. € .80+/city lot in Belmont subdivision $6,500. € 1.02 +/city lot in Belmont S/D $6,500. € .17+/acre lot in Moore Haven $2,800. € Call about our Pt LaBelle lots! 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 UNDER CONTRACT COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “ elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “ nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “ nished basement for future apartment. $425,000 Beautiful two story custom home on the river. Completely remodeled and updated. Private location and only minutes from town. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! $1,300,000 Own a piece of history Historic Tyrell Gardens. Beautifully renovated 5BR/3BA home on 3.4 ac. with 800 ft of old and new river frontage. 48 hour notice required. LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $8,900 Mobile home lots $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the city 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 16 Caloosa Belle July 4, 2013 The ‘Florida Trackers’ will be exploring the Ocala area next Tuesday, during the weekly program at Barron Library. Our special lesson will be all about the life and work of a cowboy, presented by Cowboy Charlie. He will have tools and equipment used in his work, will teach the children how to rope a calf, and will also have his horse with him. And, of course, our own ‘Ponce de Leon’ will be on hand to share his explorations with us. A special thank you to Dr. Deborah Misotti, from the Talkin’ Monkeys Project, for the wonderful presentation she gave the children on Tuesday, June 25. She spoke about primates, worldw ide, being endangered as their habitats continue to be cleared away so the land can be used for other purposes. All 120 kids w ere excited to meet Dobby the four-year old gibbon. Join us every Tuesday morning at 10:30, as we continue to explore and discover many of the special features the great state of Florida has to offer. Florida Tracker” ScheduleJuly 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 Submitted photoDr. Debbie Misotti holds her special friend Dobby, a gibbon born at her Talkin’ Monkeys Project compound, as she and an assistant acquaint young readers at the library with her primate rescue work.