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The Caloosa belle
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DRIVE A NEW 2013 FUSION SE FOR ONLY $219 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2976 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13C112. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1250 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savin g s. Ima g e is for illustration purposes onl y Offer ends 07/31/13. Thursday, July 11, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 28 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Potential. Loads of it. With just a little over a month in his new position, that’s what has struck new County A dministrator Charles Chapman about Hendry County. Economic and commercial development possibilities, along with a population he feels is “hungry” to make positive change happen, are the catalysts that will spur the county’s future success, using the “raw materials” Hendry County has too often overlooked. His vision for the county isn’t clear right now, but it’s beginning to form as he digs in and learns about his new home. So far, he said he sees about 50 percent of Hendry residents the “internal drivers” have the will to get it done. And, yes, he sees a meaningful conversation between LaBelle and Clewiston as crucial to a successful future understanding that it won’t be easy. He sees this process as “hands across the glades and groves” a focus on the common ground so important to underpin the county’s success. “A win for Clewiston is a win for LaBelle, and a win for LaBelle is a win for Clewiston,” he points out. Hendry County residents need to learn to “celebrate our wins.” “We need to fall in love with who we are and where we are and what we want to become,” he added. Mr. Chapman was born in Oxford, MS, moved to Crestview, Chapman welcomed as new county administrator Submitted photo/ Waddy ThompsonFire ghters respond to two blazesLaBelle re ghters were kept busy recently with two structure res. The rst was June 30 at 835 Francis Court, off Avalon. An unknown factor caused an outbuilding to catch re. The family was safe, but unfortunately lost their dog, which was in a kennel. Glades County provided mutual aid with water and personnel. Four re apparatus were called to the blaze, three from LaBelle and one from Glades. On Saturday, July 6, re did "substantial" damage to the home at 1336 Apache Circle in North LaBelle. Called in at 11:15 a.m. the residence was occupied but no one was there. As well as LaBelle, units arrived from Pioneer Plantation, Alva and LeHigh Acres to help quell the re. Chief Clint Walker reported that one LaBelle re ghter sustained a minor facial injury ghting the re. He was treated and released. Three trucks from LaBelle Fire Department, and one each from LeHigh, Alva and Pioneer Plantation, fought the re. Chief Walker wants to remind everyone of the importance of having and keeping up smoke detectors in your home. Pictured: Two re ghters struggle to subdue the blaze on Apache Circle. See Chapman — Page 2 Charles Chapman LaBelle’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 July 20. The event begins at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 10100, next to the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, south of Cowboy Way. Each year 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 Remember Fallen HeroesSee Heroes — Page 2

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His career successes include selection to chair the College and University Relations Committee for the Florida Recreation and Parks Association Board of Directors, a promotion to the Gadsden County Manager position and oversight of ve county departments: parks, information technology, solid w aste, animal control and public relations. He is credited with increasing production and employee satisfaction in those areas, w hiile reducing costs up to 15 percent in 2009. He revitalized curbside recycling there and helped garner over $5 million in state and federal grants. He earned the Emerging Professional Award from the Florida City/ County Manager’s Association; the Star Performer Award for Gadsden County and was appointed to the Florida Rural Broadband A lliance’s Board of Governors. He became Gadsden County’s Public Works Department Director in 2010. From 2007-12 he consolidated legislative advocacy programs and developed concensus among his commissioners. He sees Hendry on the forefront of a contracting ag economy, but ready to launch into a new future. No surprise, unemployment is the Number 1 problem here, he said, with the need for appropriate job training at its core. He is looking forward to addressing this with “our school board partner.” There is a turnaround coming, he said, and Hendry County needs “smart planning” to be ready when it comes. The other side of that coin is that locals w ant to preserve the area’s identity rather than be overwhelmed by growth. Hold on to our unique character is also an integral part of Hendry County’s successful future, he noted. That future will be about being who we are, while still moving forward. He said he hopes to draw residents into the process by taking advantage of many opportunities to get involved. He’d love to get the community to commit to a program with at least one project per quarter that would expose unique local artists, craftsmen, farmers and others to a larger audience for their talents and wares. “Get a buzz going” about what Hendry County has to offer, he said. As a whole, the county needs to identify its local legends its shiny pearls that have been overlooked. “We need to brand ourselves,” he said, to draw others in. The idea is to “reconnect” with ourselves and increase interest from the outside. To date, Mr. Chapman said he has encountered no real negatives, although there is always some resistnace to change by those not open to new ideas. He commended the county commissioners on being ”open and positive” and said he is very encouraged by a “wonderful county staff” that is focused on people. He said he has found the board of county commissiners to be remarkably uni ed in its desire to be of service to the county and in its openess to building relationships. The privitization of Airglades Airport is, of course, the county’s premier economic development project, poised for growth. Still a few years shy of being implemented, it holds the promise of job opportunities with good salaries for local folks. Airglades is an opportunity for locals to learn to take pride in and celebrate themselves, he noted. Airglades is the keynote project at this time. Selling a county airport to a private entity to Airglades International Airport (AIA) in this case has never been done before by county or the FAA. It’s a new and delicate process that both sides are feeling their way through. When complete, AIA will attract contracts with distributors and light manufacturing. There are lots of positives in LaBelle as well. It’s a nice small town, where people know everybody. Mr. Chapman, his wife Karyn, and their three small children Tyler age four, Addison two and Caleb ve months are very pleased to be here. His wife was raised in Palm Beach County and feels right at home here. In fact, he said that’s one reason they chose Hendry County. They are also excited about the fact that Hendry County is right in the center of so much the area has to offer, from Disney to Florida’s beaches. He also said they love rural Florida, and are eager to raise their children here, where people understand what it means to be a community. Coming into his position, Mr. Chapman said he is learning, making notes. He is committed to presenting his ideas of “strataegic intent” to the commissioners by the end of his six-month trial period. He wants to engage the public all over the county in conversations over important issues including the budget and services. With a diverse population, public input is essential, he said, in order to “truly make the county commission yours.” He intends to do this through “speed dating” style workshops with their district commissioners. In this approach, individuals would spend a few minutes with their commissioner bringing up the issues on their minds. It’s a way to outreach directly to residents who can share their priorities with their commissioner. The traditional “government in a box,” he said, does not work. Collectively, in a civil manner, the community can solve most problems. The key is for a government to be driven by its residents. He also said he hopes to involve residents through an exercise in which individuals can take a stab at balancing the county budget, using the rules that apply to the commission, and coming up with a consensus of all their group. A civil conversation between county staff and residents over the county’s hot issues, perhaps over a meal, could spark a real beginning of collaboration. Collaboration is a “tall order,” Mr. Chapman knows, but said it needs to happen. People need to know their county government is on their side, he said and county employees need to feel they are full, valued stakeholers. What Hendry County needs, he added, is a proactive board of county commissioners. All this is attainable, Mr. Chapman believes. He said there’s a “hunger in staff already” that just needs to be tweaked to make the county better for all. Mr. Chapman’s idea is to play “small ball.” Building relationships, “putting feet to good ideas,” and nally learning to tell Hendry County’s story will earn big dividends in the end. The commissioners are looking forward to a good relationship with Mr. Chapman, that will bene t the entire county. Commissioner Al Perry said that, halfway through the Skype interview with Mr. Chapman “I knew he was my choice.” He said he’s been looking for an ethical leader that makes everyone proud of our great county. He added, “Choosing a good leader that will serve Hendry County for a long time is a very tough process. Mr Chapman has m y full support and I hope he has a long prosperous career in Hendry County.” Commissioner Karson Turner echoes those feelings. “I feel that Charles possessed a con dence which was easily detected from the moment he began his intervie w and his detail for answering questions and giving speci c examples of how he would measure and assess success versus failure was a huge positive for me personally. I also feel that he has a level of professionalism and understanding of a county like ours and the variables that you have to consider in doing the job. He added that he looks forward to the county administrator “leading our count y employee base into the future” and bringing the county together with some small successes which turn into big victories countywide. I also think he has the skill and will build the correct team to manage the job within our nancial constraints.” He concluded, “This was a great process that our entire board and some key staf f members engaged in. I think that while it was dif cult for some to watch as we passed on other viable candidates I was extremel y pleased and so proud of our board and Hendry County for choosing the right candidate. Charles is going to have a tough job ahead of him but we are looking towards building a better Hendry for generations to come. I like where we are moving. Our entire board felt good about this decision because it was the right decision. Now we have to pick up the pace a bit and get on this new path.” For Commissioner Darrell Harris, it was Mr. Chapman’s answers that made him a standout. He said he believes Mr. Chapman can bring together county employees to improve morale that has been sapped by a lagging economy. “I expect him to lead staf f with new ideas in savings and budget and work with the EDC to attract more buinesses and jobs.” He added that Mr. Chapman will have a good working relatinoship with staff and work for the good of the county. “He’s a good communicator and people person who worked his way up through the ranks.” Commissioner Harris concluded that, with his his experience and work background, the new administrator will be a good t to address Hendry’s problems. ChapmanContinued From Page 1 Chapter 144 and the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge 2398. The event will 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 year, there will be a brick laying ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Veterans Park before the bene t begins. For more information call 675-8008. HeroesContinued From Page 1

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION HENDRY COUNTY RESCHEDULED LPA HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on July 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to consider the Preliminary Plat Application of River Landings (PL13-0001), a subdivision of a portion of Sections 21 and 28, Township 43 South, Range 28 East. e subdivision is located north of SR 80, south of the Calooshatchee River, and is adjacent to the west side of the Riverbend Motorcoach RV Resort. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Petition Number: PL13-0001 Applicant: Tice Street, LLC, represented by Davidson Engineering Location: 5992, 5970, 5942 West SR 80, LaBelle, FL Property size: 30.20 acres +/Request: e applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary plat for a RV motorcoach development in accordance with RZ12-0007. Orvell Howard, Chair Hendry County Local Planning Agency 3 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 LaBelleRonald Francis Daniels, 52, was arrested J uly 6 and charged with battery domestic by strangulation. G. Rodriguez was arresting of cer. Reuben Marquez III, 22, was arrested July 7 and charged with battery touch or strike and grand theft motor vehicle. G. Rodriguez w as arresting of cer. Ricky Allen Nealy, 52, was arrested July 5 and charged with possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer. Cathavius Lenard Adams, 18, was arrested July 5 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance unarmed and grand theft motor vehicle. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. Paul David Church, 44, was arrested July 4 and charged with hit and run failing to stop and remain at a crash involving injury. Reports indicate he struck another vehicle from the rear as it was stopped on CR 78 at a stop sign, then sped away. The victim called 911 and followed. Deputies stopped Church on MLK at West Seminole Ave. The v ictim said a child was complaining of pain but refused treatment. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer.ClewistonLuis Francisco Fuster, 28, was arrested J uly 7 and charged with burglary of a structure unarmed no person inside and resisting an of cer interfering with a law enforcement of cer without violence. CPD Of cer Malley was arresting of cer. Owenya Aquaria Evans, 22, was arrested J uly 7 and charged with aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon no intent to kill. M. Brawner was arresting of cer. Robert Brian Caryl, 50, was arrested July 7 and charged with simple assault with threat to do violence, burglary of an unoccupied structure unarmed and grand theft $300$5,000. A. Campbell was arresting of cer. Javier Pelon Rodriguez Jr., 18, was arrested July 5 and charged with possession of a weapon short barreled gun, ri e or machine gun, contributing to the delinquency of a minor causing a minor to commit an act of delinquency and resisting an of cer interfering with a law enforcement of cer without violence. R. Shepherd was arresting of cer. Robert Morris McGee, 63, was arrested July 3 and charged with hit and run leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. According to the sheriff's report, the victim was driving south on CR 833 when a Chevy Suburban with Wyoming tags struck his F-150. The victim followed and saw McGee in the Suburban turn into a dirt road with a gate. When he pulled up, McGee approached his truck and struck it with his hand, accused the victim of hitting his side mirror and pulled a gun out as he threatened to shoot. The victim was on the phone with the sheriff's of ce and was advised to back away, deputies were on their way. At the scene deputies found a Spring eld semi automatic 40 caliber weapon in McGee's vehicle. EMS personnel treated facial laceration for McGee which he suffered shortly before the incident between McGee and the driver of the F-150. McGee's mirror was apparently struck in that other incident and parts of it ew inside McGee's open window, striking him in the face. R. Garcia was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports by Melissa BeltzThe Clewiston News Rumors about a possible absorption of the Clewiston Police Department by Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce (HCSO) have once again surfaced as of late. These rumors were con rmed by City Manager Al Perry on July 2. Early budget discussions have led to talks about the Clewiston Police Department being "overtaken" by HCSO as early as October 1, when the new scal year begins. While these sorts of discussions have come up in years past, the numbers are currently being crunched to see how much an absorption of the Clewiston Police by HCSO, or at least consolidation of certain services w ould save the city of Clewiston, according to City Manager Perry. Shared services could include dispatch and communications. If the numbers come out in HCSO's favor and the city saves a large amount of money as a result of the takeover, certain aspects of the deal still remain a cause for concern; namely, if HCSO will absorb not only Clewiston Police's territory, but its employees. HCSO is also its own entity. Save for the Board of County Commissioners setting its budget, the buck stops with Sheriff Whidden, and no one else. The Clewiston Police, on the other hand, answers to the Clewiston City Commission and the City Manager. Clewiston Police Chief Don Gutshall is not keen on the idea of HCSO possibly taking over his department. "I, of course, do not think it's a good idea. ... I don't think you'll nd the support for this in the community. I have full con dence in the [city] commission to do the right thing for the community," said Chief Gutshall, adding, "I still think [the Clewiston Police] is the best, most ef cient law enforcement group around the Lake." Regardless of the possible issues that could come with the takeover, until the numbers come back as to how much the city will save, the HCSO takeover will remain a whisper about town. Sheriff Steve Whidden was not immediately available for comment. Talks of HCSO takeover of Clewiston Police Dept.

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4 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013Serving LaBelle Since 1922To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (863) 675-2541€ Fax: (863) 675-1449 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) 675-2541 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 Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenPublisher: 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 profit 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 €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. Recently I read a church newsletter that w as written in 1959 entitled, “10 Ways to Kill a Church.” I don’t remember that year – as a two year old, I was in the church nursery that year. I was intrigued as to what was happening in the church world back in the last year of the 50’s and wondered how things would compare to today. The thing that interested me the most is how this list of “church killers” written in 1959 looks so much like the usual suspects in many church deaths today. See if you can note the resemblance. 1. Don’t come. One of the biggest church killers is waning attendance. Many people simply can’t nd the time to spend an hour or two in the Lord’s house. We nd excuse after excuse as to why we can’t make it. I wonder what our lives would look like if God only showed up at our house as often as we showed up at His. The Bible is clear about the importance of assembling or coming together (Hebrews 10:25). 2. If you do come, make sure it’s late. Many worshipers (and apparently those of 1959) have a lackadaisical attitude toward w orship. We have an “I’ll get there when I get there” attitude when it comes to church attendance. I wonder, however, if we showed up to our job the way we show up to our church … how many of us would still be employed? W e say that God is an “on time” God, but can He say the same about us? A lack of punctuality when it comes to w orship is a microcosm of our overall view of God. It says that whatever else we are doing is more important, and God can just wait until we get there. That attitude is a major church killer. 3. Only show up when the weather is good. We have produced a culture of “fairw eather” Christians, who only attend church w hen everything is going right in their lives. The moment a storm hits their life, they get mad at God, the pastor and the church. There are some people who you can tell exactly what’s going on in their lives based upon their church attendance. When things are great and they have a little money in their pockets, they’re on the front row singing “Amazing Grace,” but as soon as they get laid off or deal with some sort of dif culty, they’re ready to “curse God and die” (Job 2:9). The only thing that dies with that kind of attitude is the church. 4. Find fault with everything and everyone. Most homicide investigations begin by researching those who had something negative to say about the victim. Similarly, when a church dies, you can be sure that the fault nders are prime suspects. These are the folks who sit “in the seat of the scornful” (Psalm 1:1). Fault nders can always SPOT a problem, but they never SOLVE a problem. Result: they are de nitely church killers. 5. Never accept a leadership role or responsibility. Many people have a “renters” mentality when it comes to church; they take no ownership. When you rent an apartment, if something breaks, you call the landlord to x it. Since you don’t own it, you have no obligation to x it. There are too many people renting pews (and some pulpits). However, Seth Godin was right when he said, “No one has ever built a statue to a critic.” If we want to make a difference, we have to accept the responsibility to lead — whether formally or informally. 6. Get mad if you’re not appointed to a leadership position. So many people in church are focused on titles. They want to be directors, deacons and dignitaries, and when they are not appointed to a position, they begin to stir up trouble. Reality: this is a manifestation of deep-seated pride, and pride is one of the most dangerous killers of all. 7. Never give your opinion in a meeting … wait until AFTER the meeting. A sure re sign of a church that is on its deathbed is one that has major “meetings-after-the-meeting.” You know, where no one voices their honest opinion or offers useful insight during the of cial meeting, but are quick to huddle in a corner or the church parking lot after the meeting to harp on how “it ought to be done.” There are chalk lines all over church parking lots outlining exactly where the murder took place. 8. Do nothing more than absolutely necessary. Show up, go home, but don’t be an active, engaged member of the church. It’s hard to reach “the least of these” when we’re only doing the least we can do. The sad reality, however, is that most people who only want to do the least, love to criticize those who are doing the most! They howl about how the church is being run by a clique, when they never offered or took initiative to get any work done. They just stand on the sideline and watch the church die. At the very least, they are an accessory to the murder. 9. Hold back on your giving to the Lord. News ash It takes money to do ministry — especially to do mercy ministry for the underserved in our communities. Tim Keller says that “Mercy ministry is expensive.” When we hold back on our giving to the Lord and His work, we are limiting the work that can be done through the local church. Additionally, since there are operational costs associated with a church or ministry, a lack of giving can lead to the church being foreclosed, laying off staff and other adverse results. Some people say, “Well, all the church wants is money.” The same can be said of Walmart, yet they keep taking their money there! While I do not discount that there have been those who have abused and misused the church for nancial gain, there are thousands of churches serving in their communities who are dying because of a lack o f nances. When we stop giving, we are killing those churches … and the countless lives they touch each day. 10. Don’t reach out to the unchurched. The primary purpose of the Church is to introduce people to Jesus. The people in the pews must take ownership of that responsibility and become “minichurches” that reach out to the unchurched every day and bring them to the house of the Lord to be discipled. Churches need regular and consistent “transfusions.” When new people are brought into the church, they bring new life and vibrancy. They ensure that the church doesn’t get stuck in the old way of doing things. The y bring fresh perspective, and they help keep the church alive. Don’t kill your church! Go and bring in some new people todayDr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church, located on Highway 80 across the street from City Hall in LaBelle. Things never change: Ten ways to kill a church Les Morgan Where’s the justice?Editor:I recently saw on TV a man walking across Florida or maybe the US. He was wearing sandals, protesting the death penalty. I believe he has the right to voice his opinion. My question is: Has he ever had a close person to him murdered? This person lost their life. There are no deals to make to bring them back. There are always circumstances involved in a death. Anyone committing a crime who kills a person should be put to death. Any premeditated killing should be dealt the death penalty. Any killing where there is no doubt who did the killing should carry the death penalty. A killing in self defense should be legal with no penalty. The justice system in the US is in need o f major change. Any person who is too laz y to work to feed themselves gets arrested and put in jail. There they get free room and board for however long they are there. It used to cost $85 a day to house a minumum security prisoner. I’m sure that has changed. You and I pay that bill. Where is the justice in that? There should be work the prisoners can do to help pay for their room and board, medical expenses, etc., but that’s only m y opinion. This old citi ed country boy could be wrong. Ed Kuntz Letter to the Editor

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V BS at First Christian ChurchSave the date! Join First Christian Church for “Everywhere Fun Fair” Vaction Bible School July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon. Children will experience a global celebration in the setting of a world’s fair and discover God’s love can be found everywhere. For more information call 862-675-1366.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.VBS 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 year 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 VBWBoys 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.Iglesia Bautista VBSIglesia Bautista de Jesucristo, 214 N. 2d St., Vacation Bible School July 14-July 18, from 6-8 p.m. Grades kinder through sixth grade. Escuelita Biblica de Vacaciones grados kinder hasta grado 6. 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 o f life. “We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children and families in our neighborhood. We hope the y 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 Tuesda y or Thursday mornings between 9 a.m. and noon. See you at the roundup! Nadine W. SearcyLABELLE — Nadine W. Searcy passed away J une 19, 2013 in Winter Haven, Fla. at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born in Chipley, Fla. She is survived by her sons, Ronnie and Marty Searcy; her two brothers, Hilton and Donnie Lewis; sister, Deani Searcy; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 13, 2013 at the International Christian Fellowship Church, 233 Clark St., LaBelle, Fla. Joann Jennings Woosley, 80LABELLE — Joann Jennings Woosley went to be with her Lord on July 3, 2013. She was the daughter of the late L.M. & Erma Hand Jennings and is survived by three daughters, Patti Nixon ( ance Bob Carroll), Sherri Carpenter (Steve), and Mara Woosley (Tim Loyd); and one son, Larry Woosley (Ellen) and daughter-in-law, Sandra Woosley; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren, as well as a large and loving extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, W G. Woosley; and two sons, Tommy and Danny. Joann was a long-time member of and pianist for the First Christian Church in LaBelle. She w as well-known in the community as the thirdgeneration owner of Jennings Hardware, and her family was selected as the Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family in 1986. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church of LaBelle, 138 Ford Avenue, on Sunday, July 7, 2013. You may view the obituary online or leave condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com. In lieu of owers, her family requests donations be made to the First Christian Church Music Fund, PO Box 10, LaBelle, FL 33975 or the Danny Woosley Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 6340 Channing Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 www.dannywoosley.org. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral HomeLaBelle. Obituaries 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! BUY ONE COMPLETE PAIR GET 50% OFF A SECOND PAIRFree eye exam with purchase of designer frame (min of $100) & lensesSpectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.70 W. Yeomans Ave. LaBelle 863-675-2015www.spectaculareye.comSe Habla Espaol 5 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 Church Briefs The SBDC at FGCU and Hendry County Emergency Management are partnering to bring you disaster plan information. Hendry County EDC will be present to provide information as well. Presenters Amy Howard, Hendry County Emergency Management, and Dan Regelski, Director of SBDC, will focus on individual and business planning. Emphasis will be on the importance of planning ahead. Your plan will include contact information if you need assistance after the fact. Individuals and businesses need to approach their planning differently and speakers will provide the information necessary. Mark your calendar for this informative and useful workshop on Thursday, July 25, 1– p.m. at Edison State College in LaBelle. Register for this no cost workshop at www. sbdcseminars.org or call 239-745-3700. It’s Hurricane Season be prepared by Sarah Lapp On Sunday, July 14, the youth group of Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church will host a showing of “Monsters Inc.” on the lawn near Upthegrove Elementary School (directly across from the church on 310 Campbell Street) beginning at 8 p.m. All proceeds go to Compassion International, a Christian organization which sponsors less fortunate children in third world countries. Admission is free. The EDGE youth group will be offering concessions including snow cones, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, and soda for purchase. Anyone in the community is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, pillows or blankets. Jessica Smith, a 2013 graduate of LHS and leader of the EDGE youth group, has taken charge of the fundraiser and dubbed it “Mission: Compassion Christmas.” The goal of the fundraiser is to raise money for Compassion International so that they may purchase Christmas gifts to children that could use some cheer. “My motivation behind this project is to give children joy through gifts. I want to provide them with just one day that they can forget about all the poverty and hardships that they face in their everyday lives,” Smith said. The EDGE youth group has rst-hand connections to Compassion International, as they have a sponsored child of their own. “We have sponsored a six year old boy named Cristian Sanchez, who lives in the Dominican Republic, for two years. Our donations have helped him receive a better education and standard of living. This year we wanted to provide a Christmas present to Cristian. Any monies raised over that will go to Compassion International; they will distribute the revenue to various children, both sponsored and unsponsored,” Greg Gunter, Interim Youth Director at Carlson said. Sponsorship packets will be available at the fundraiser. The EDGE youth group and event coordinator Jessica Smith will be present to answer any questions and share their experiences with Compassion International. The invitation is open to all who wish to attend on Sunday, July 14. If you have any questions contact Greg Gunter at (863) 517-1088. Youth group to have movie night for Compassion International

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7 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 Submitted photo/ Vicki BassFelda students head to their futureFelda Community Civic Association presented its third annual scholarship on June 17. This scholarship program is supported by the Civic Association and the Felda Community. Hendry County School Superintendent Paul Puletti was on hand when the scholarships were presented. Pictured from left: Superintendent Paul Puletti, Cory Taylor (who will study nursing at FGCU), Gennifer Raulerson (an education major at South Florida State College), Kindall Tindall (who will study nursing at Ediston State College) and FCCA Scholarship Chairman Reuban Rodriguez. The Felda Community Civic Association would like to thank everyone who helped make this a success. The scholarship is available to Felda residents who are graduating seniors or continuing their education. Submitted photoRep. Hudson: Distinguished AdvocateThe Florida Chamber of Commerce has named Florida District 80 Representative Matt Hudson as one of 29 legislators who earned the 2013 Distinguished Advocate award. Five of those 29 live in the Fort Myers/Naples area. There are 9 senators and 20 representatives on the list. Along with Rep. Hudson, other area legislators honored include: Representative Kathleen Passidomo (Naples), Senator LizBeth Benacquisto (Fort Myers), Senator Garret Richter (Naples) and Representative Matt Caldwell (Lehigh Acres). Each elected of cial on the list fought to put Florida in position to become the number one job creator in the nation. Representative Matt Hudson led the charge to reduce workers' compensation costs (HB 605/SB 662). Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocates are named annually and are special awards presented to legislators who go above and beyond in advocating pro-jobs legislative priorities to make Florida more competitive. The Distinguished Advocate award announcement is in addition to publishing grades earned by all 160 legislators on the Florida Chamber's Legislative Report Card in May, and naming Representative Larry Metz as the Florida Chamber's 2013 Most Valuable Legislator in June. Rep. Hudson (yellow shirt) is pictured receiving an award from the PACE Girls Center in Immokalee.

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Sunday evening family movie nightSunday evening July 14 at 6 p.m. everyone is invited to see the movie “Meant To Be.” This is a Christian movie dealing with 20y ear-old Nathan Burr (Bradley Dorsey) who loses his career and his girlfriend. He questions his purpose in life. Compounding his struggle, Nathan grew up in a foster home and never met his birth mother. He sets out on a quest to his birthplace to nd his mother and come to terms with her rejection of him. Upon his arrival, Nathan checks into a hotel and meets Mave (Delia Reese), the hotel’s housekeeper. With the help of Mave and his new friend Shelly (Kristen Renton), Nathan embarks on a journey to uncover the answers to his clouded past. Nathan will soon realize that God’s plan for his life is much greater than he ever could have imagined. LaBelle Assembly of God is located on Fraser Avenue across from the Edward A. Updegrove Elementary School. For more information call 675– 0900. There is no charge for the movie and even the popcorn is free. A l Black of the Highwaymen at Barron LibraryAl Black, one of Florida’s Hall of Fame A rtists and an original Highwaymen, will display his work at Barron Library, Thursday, J uly 18, from 4–8 p.m. Visit Barron Library and the art show and sale on July 18.Kids Expo donations acceptedThe Salvation Army Kids’ Expo Back to School, which will happen August 10, at Country Oaks Elementary School and at 315 S. WC Owens in Clewiston. There will be free eye screenings, dental screenings, kids hair cuts, hearing screenings, school shots, bike safety supplies, school supplies (limited) as well as healthy eating and nutrition tips, free kids books, weather information and educaiton and hurricane and disaster information. Look for these local businesses collecting speci c items: CenterState Bank is collecting composition notebooks goal 200. Seacoast Bank is collecting#2 pencils in packages of 12. Please drop a package (or two!) into the school bus in Seacoast lobbythe kids will really appreciate it! Family Eye Care is a collection site for highlighters and is asking for 200 2-pack thin highlighters of any color. If you would like to donate, please drop off your items at their front desk. Your support for the children of our community is much appreciated.Legion, SAL, Auxiliary to install of cersThursday, July 18, the Installation of Ofcers will be a combined ceremonies for the A merican Legion, Sons of the American and the American Legion Auxiliary. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 130 on Hwy. 80 West in LaBelle. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities.COFFO to meetThe Coalition of Florida Farmworkers (COFFO) will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, July 26. at 10:30 a.m. at the COFFO Immokalee Of ce, 214 A South 1st Street, Immokalee. Felda 4-H fundraiserFelda Community Pioneers 4-H Club will have a pork dinner fundraiser Saturday, July 20, at the Felda Community Center from 5-8 p.m. (dine in or take out) and the LaBelle Extension Of ce (take out only). Additional raf e tickes will be available for $1 each. Please contact Jesse Dunaway at 517-1360 if interested in purchasing a ticket.MCA events for JulyJuly 13: Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6:00pm til 9:00pm. There will be no regular Meetings in July and August. Meetings will begin again in September. The third Thursday of the month.July 27, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner 6-9 p.m. Jam Sessions are the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Anyone is welcome to come and play. All events are open to the public and will be held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meeting your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For information call 863-674-0467.Learn to grow tropical fruit treesTropical Fruit class and workshop. 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20. Learn about growing: avocado, grumichama, jaboticoba, mango, longan, lychee, mamey sapote, and more. Speakers will cover cultural practices, pests, and tricks of the trade to grow subtropical-tropical fruit, from those you know to those youl want to know better. Featuring: Chris Rollins, Director of the Miami Fruit and Spice Park; David and Jenny Burd, Friendly Burd Tree Service and Billy Hopkins, Hopkins Tropical Fruit Nursery. Hopkins Nursery will have fruit trees for sale after the classes. Sponsored by Horticulture Educator Doug Caldwell at Collier County University of Florida IFAS Extension, 14700 Immokalee Rd., 11 miles east of I-75; adjacent to the County Fairgrounds on 39th Ave. NE. Cost: $5 by credit card on Eventbrite at: www.tropicalfruits.eventbrite.com or by cash or check (made out to ‘BCC’) at the door. Please register 3 days before the event so we know how many handouts to make and etc. Call 353-4244 if any questions.VPK 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.Fisheating Creek campground closed High water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to temporarily close Banana Grove Road, the boat ramp entrance road and the campground at the Fish Eating Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). At this time, other portions of the WMA remain open. The closure will be lifted as soon as conditions allow. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of those visiting the WMA. If you have additional questions, please call the FWC’s South Regional Of ce during normal business hours at 561-625-5122.ESC new look on webEdison State College launched a new website. Check out the exciting new look and design, as well as navigate through the various 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.Volunteer for juvenile arbitration The Hendry County Court Administration is seeking volunteers for its Juvenile Arbitration program. The ideal candidate enjoys working with youth and has a strong desire to help them transition out of the Juvenile Justice system. Interested persons should contact Robin Manfredi, Court Operations Manager at 863675-5374 for an application form and further information. Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group wll meet at Vickie’s Lunch Box July 18, at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.Arts of the Inland launches 2014 rates today!Arts of the Inland (AOI) announces ne w 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 receive the 2014 rates which begin at $25 for individual artists. Contact LaVon Koenig, President, Arts o f the Inland for more information by e-mail at www.artsinland@gmail.com or call 239303-5849. Website: www.artsoftheinland. com. HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping 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 € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON 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! 8 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 Community Briefs

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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 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 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on July 22nd, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 2000 Ford, VIN: 1FAFP4040YF111131 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 447628 CN 7/11/2013 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 Employment Full Time Accounts Payable Specialist needed for Immokalee Agricultural based business. Essential job duties include but are not limited to; proof checking all documents related to produce purchases, maintaining PO les, communicating with vendors, preparing analysis of vendor accounts etc. A high school diploma or GED needed and a minimum of two(2) yrs. bookkeeping exp. in the areas of accounts payables. Must be able to maintain a high level of con dentially. Email resume to: hiring@ lipmanproduce.com Drivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Part TimeIT Tech, Part time /oncall for small business. Call 863-675-7600 or fax resume to 863-675-7601 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Beauty SuppliesREMODELED Selling beauty salon equipment. Good shape Call Susan at 863-675-4443. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Computer/ SuppliesDell 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. Crafts/SuppliesDoll making supplies. Fairy doll with molds and clothing. Free to good home. LaBelle 239-357-9044 MiscellaneousRest 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 Pets/SuppliesAKC Toy fox terrier pups. AKC Japanese chins. Older dogs for adoption 863-675-1591 Houses RentLABELLE 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 2/1, Laminate wood/tile oors, newer kitchen, nice fenced back yard w/large oak trees. $650 mo. + sec. dep. (863)673-8862 Houses RentPORT LABELLE 4084 Rainbow Circle. 4 BR, $700 mo. Quali ed tenant. Call Fred. (239) 369-6506 Office Space RentBEST BANG FOR THE BUCK! Retail or Of ce space. Available August 15th. 1100 sq. ft. ONLY $800 month in downtown Labelle. Call Susan at 863-675-4443. Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Mobile Home RentLABELLE CRESCENT ACRES 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $400/month plus deposit. (863) 673-6362 Mobile HomeSaleHomes 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 LABELLE 3BR/1 BA on 1/4 acre fenced lot. Needs repair. $10,700. Call 863-675-0077 or 863-612-4832. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleLand & 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 Campers/RVsRVlow 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 9 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 10 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 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.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.Museum sets summer hoursLaBelle Heritage Museum, 360 North Bridge Street, will be open Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through August 3. The museum will close from August 5 until shortly after Labor Day; however, special tours for groups of ve or more may be possible at other times with a minimum 24 hours advance request either by an e-mail to labelleheritagemuseum@ comcast.net or a phone call to (863)6740034. Fishing Camp comes to RiversideRiverside Retreat and the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network are offering a week-long day camp that focuses on freshwater angling and ecology. Children in the 3rd8th grade will experience hands-on activities covering topics such as habitats, species ID, choosing and catching bait, basic boating safety, casting/reeling techniques and preparing their catch..plus lots of shing! At the end of the week, families are invited as their children show off their skills and enjoy a sh-fry! Pick-up and dropoff will be available via the LaBelle/Hendr y County Recreation bus at the former U-Save in LaBelle. Scholarships are available! Contact Chelsey Hernandez at 863-675-0334 or RiversideRetreatPrograms@gmail.com for more information. Registration is available online at www.RiversideRetreatUMChurchCamp.com. Community Briefs The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a series of public meetings in July to help shape the future of deer management in Zone A of south Florida. "We are working on an exciting project to establish deer management units (DMUs) throughout Florida," said Cory Morea, the FWC's Deer Management Program coordinator. "We are moving to a new model of deer management in the state in which hunters and other stakeholders will have a greater impact on deer management decisions." DMUs will, where needed, divide the state into smaller geographic areas where deer population characteristics are similar. Right now, the state is divided into four management zones that are used to set hunting season dates based on deer breeding chronology. One DMU is proposed for Zone A, which would include all or portions of Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Miami-Dade, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties. The new DMUs are intended to allow the FWC more exibility with deer management based upon the deer population, habitat conditions and public preference within each of the units. "We surveyed hunters, farmers and other members of the public to determine attitudes and opinions regarding deer management, and we will be sharing the results of that survey at the public meetings. We will present information on the DMU model and will be gathering public input on deer management preferences," said Morea. "We are also proposing a change for the northern boundary of Zone A so that it better matches the breeding chronology of the deer." For people who cannot attend any of the meetings, there will be other opportunities to learn about this project and provide input. "We have information on our website and we will be accepting comments online," said Morea, adding that public input will determine what changes may be made in managing deer based on public preference. "Of course, we wouldn't do anything to risk the sustainability of this valuable public resource, but deer densities and other deer management preferences, such as antler regulations, can be adjusted to accommodate public preferences using the DMU model." A technical assistance group (TAG), composed of members of the public, will be established to review all available public comments and make recommendations to the FWC on the DMU within Zone A. The public meetings and the TAG will be facilitated by a third-party vendor, Normandeau Associates, which will submit a summary report to the FWC. TAG members will be chosen based upon their expertise, their representation of an important interest group, and their willingness to dedicate some time to better deer management in Zone A. Anyone interested will be able to apply for TAG membership at the public meetings or on the FWC's website. More information about the meetings, the proposed DMUs and the Technical Assistance Group and meeting information is available online at MyFWC.com/Deer. Clic k on "Deer Management Units." For more information, contact Cor y Morea at 850-617-9487. FWC seeks public input on south Florida deer management

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New York, NY (July 2, 2013) – With the school year over and summer of cially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentiallydeadly melanoma later in life. However, skin cancer is highly preventable, and adopting a complete sun protection regimen can drastically reduce skin cancer risk. There are many things parents and caregivers can do to keep children sun-safe, whether they are at camp, the beach or just in the backyard. “Children are more sensitive to the sun, and the sun’s rays are strongest during the summer months, when children tend to spend ample time outdoors,” says Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Teaching children to adopt a sun-safe lifestyle when they’re young will prevent skin cancer and encourage them to begin lifelong healthy skin habits.” Help children enjoy outdoor activities safely this summer with these tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation: A t Summer Camp Remind kids to seek the shade: Tell kids to play in shaded areas in order to limit UV exposure. Check with counselors to see if there are adequate places for campers to seek shade during outdoor activities taking place between 10 AM and 4 PM, when UV rays are most intense.  Dress kids in sun-protective clothing. For optimal protection from the sun, send kids to camp in tightly woven or knit, darkor brightcolored fabrics. Don’t forget wide-brimmed hats (though a baseball cap is better than nothing) and wraparound, UVblocking sunglasses.  Practice sunscreen application beforehand. Teach children to apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons, or about the size of a golf ball) of sunscreen to all exposed areas, 30 minutes before outdoor activities. Remind them to cover easily missed areas such as the back of ears and neck, and the tops of feet and hands. If camp rules allow, ask counselors to help children reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or excessive sweating. For extended outdoor activities, a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is best. At the Beach  Dress kids in sun-safe swimwear. Look for high-UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) swim shirts or rash guards, and choose bathing suits that cover more skin, like one-piece suits and long trunks.  Take extra precautions. Remember that water and sand re ect the sun’s rays. Help children reapply sunscreen frequently, cover them up with clothing, and bring a beach umbrella for kids to play under. The most effective beach umbrellas provide a minimum UPF of 30.  Talk to your teens about tanning. Teenagers may be tempted to “lay out” or visit tanning salons. But there is no such thing as a safe tan, because tanning itself is caused by DNA damage to the skin. Remind teens that tanning increases skin cancer risk, and leads to wrinkles, blemishes and age spots later in life. Additional Skin Cancer Prevention Tips  Avoid sunburn. It may seem like a temporary irritation, but sunburns cause longlasting damage to the skin.  Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreen should be used on babies over the age of six months.  Practice what you preach. Incorporate these tips into your own lifestyle. You’ll not only set a good example, but you’ll reduce your risk of skin cancer, sun damage and skin aging. For more information, visit SkinCancer. org.About The Skin Cancer FoundationThe Skin Cancer Foundation is the onl y global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment o f skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to dail y sunscreen use. For more information, visit SkinCancer.org. 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 11 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk later in life July 8, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Following a licensing agreement between Edison State College and Presidio, Inc., Building G on the Edison State College Lee Campus will be renamed The Presidio Information Technology Center. The new name went into effect July 1 and will remain for at least ve years in exchange for a $500 thousand reduction in the cost of a new Voiceover Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone system, its software and hardware, and its installation and implementation at all three Edison State College campuses and its center in LaBelle. In preparation, the college will increase its bandwidth and the internet technology and network infrastructure at the Collier Campus will be enhanced. Installation will be complete in spring 2014. A ribbon cutting to celebrate the new name will be planned at the Lee Campus in the fall. “It’s a win-win when we can reduce the amount of money we have to spend,” said Dr. Jeff Stewart, vice president, Research, Technology, and Accountability. “The new phone system will replace the antiquated system we have now. Instead of using a regular phone system, it will run over the college’s internet network and provide a backup to the incoming calls. It will have caller ID and a missed call log, and can convert voicemail messages to email. It will be a more ef cient system for our students, faculty, and staff.” Celebrating 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. 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From Southern Heritage Real EstateMICROWAVE DIVINITY INGREDIENTS € 2 cups sugar € cup water € cup light corn syrup € tsp salt € 2 egg whites € 1 tsp vanilla € 1 cup chopped pecans DIRECTIONS Mix together “ rst 4 ingredients in a 2 qt casserole. Loosely cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until boiling. Uncover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until hard ball stage is reached (or longer in damp weather). Meanwhile, beat egg whites until sniff. Slowly pour hot syrup over egg whites while beating on high speed with a mixer. Add vanilla and continue to beat until candy holds shape. Fold in nuts and quickly drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. 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.THIS BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME is located on an oversized river lot with 206ft river frontage. The home features 14ft cathedral ceilings, a custom kitchen, a newly remodeled master bath, a twostory guest house detached from the main house, river views throughout, professional landscaping, and a large open ” oor plan excellent for family gatherings or entertaining friends. $699,000 RENTAL: 3BR/2BA/2 car garage in Port LaBelle. $900/month UNDER CONTRACT HOMES € Immaculate 4/3.5 home with 2,932+/sq. ft. of living area. Hardwood ” oors, “ replace, enormous kitchen and so much more. Sits on 87.47 acres. $459,000 € 4/3 CBS home on 13.21+/acres in Lakeport. Features 2,923+/sq. ft. living area, living room, family room and much much more. $200,850. € Rare “ nd! 3/2 CBS in city of Clewiston. Located near schools and shopping. $139,000 € 3/2 home located in city limits of LaBelle. Fenced backyard, pool, and 1.342+/sq. ft. of living area. $110,000 € 4/3 pool home on .55+/acre in the heart of Clewiston. Features 2,400+/sq. ft. of living area, attached carport, indoor brick BBQ grill. $94,900 € Corporate owned. 3/2 pool home in Clewiston. Oversized lot, enclosed garage, 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area $99,900. € Immaculate! Move in read 3/3 home in Port LaBelle. 2,172 sq. ft of living space of living area, has family, formal and dining room $87,000 € 3/1.5 pool home in town. Features 1.350+/sq. ft. of living area, 1 car garage and caged pool. Needs some TLC $49,900 In need of some TLC. 3/1, Zoned C-1, frame home in LaBelle. $39,900. Possible owner “ nancing! € Investors! Two rentals on .76+/of an acre. Located in LaBelle. Property includes 1 manufactured home and 1 small frame home. $30,000. UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol MANUFACTURED HOMES $49,000 Beautiful 3/2 mobile on a very nice lot in the city. Well taken care of. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 3/2 MH on 5 ac. in Muse w/deck & detached garage. $75,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. $185,000 Home features two large masters and a spacious kitchen. While oaks cover the 15.6+/acres. HOMES $54,900 3/2 family home on nice lot. Galvalum roof and new carpet. $63,000 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $64,900 Beautifully remodeled 2/2. Features a dining room, living room and den. Also has a screened rear porch. $95,000 Custom built home, nicely kept. Located in area with beautiful oaks. EXECUTIVE HOMES $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. $425,000 Beautiful 5BR/3BA custom built home in Oak Haven Estates. Over 3,000 sq ft on 2 acres. Call for an appointment. $425,000 Beautiful two story custom home, completely remodeled and updated. Private location, minutes from town. SOLD SOLD WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM CHECK OUT ALL OUR LISTINGS ONLINE Belle Realty Co. 863-675-7522 www.BelleRealty.comTerri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews 12 Caloosa Belle July 11, 2013 By Erica SkolteU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sometimes it really does take a village to accomplish an important goal. Numerous partner agencies, non-governmental organizations and ranchers came together in LaBelle recently to celebrate the acquisition of the American Prime property one year ago, and to chart the path forward. The purchase of this “keystone tract,” now known as the Lone Ranger Forge, preserved a vital corridor for natural expansion of the endangered Florida panthers. The movement of the animals northward is considered to be one of the keys to the continued recovery of the species. Panther scientists estimate that there are only 100 to 140 Florida panthers remaining in the wild, and the last remaining breeding population of Florida panthers is in south Florida, south of the Caloosahatchee River. Though their home ranges are fairly large, female panthers tend to stay close to w here they were born. When males mature, they naturally disperse. Historically, this was a wonderful natural strategy for maintaining genetic diversity, as males could introduce fresh genetic material as they bred with small pockets of related females throughout the southeastern part of the country. With breeding populations in more than one area, there is less competition for prey, mates and territory, and intra-speci c aggression, a leading cause of death second only to vehicle collisions, is reduced. And if there are separate populations in different locations, it is easier for the species to recover from the effects of a natural disaster or a disease outbreak. Though there have been numerous stories of panthers with kittens north of the Caloosahatchee, none have been con rmed by panther scientists. However, maintaining a path for panthers to migrate to other areas is of the utmost importance. The areas east and west of Lake Okeechobee were not previously connected; today, one may cross the state from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico on the Okeechobee Waterway. In the late 1800s, the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee River were connected to the west side of Lake Okeechobee via a three-mile canal at the Moore Haven Lock and Dam. On the east side of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie canal was cut at the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam, connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River. This presented a problem for the northward movement of panthers, in that they had to cross a wide body of water and climb steep banks caused by channelization. Still, panther biologists have tracked the movement of male panthers with radio collars across the Caloosahatchee River in one key area. Animals don’t move randomly through the wild; even creatures of different species tend to move through certain areas more frequently than others, sometimes even creating trails. The panthers coming out of south Florida seemed to be traveling along the edges of a natural waterway, and then following an agricultural ditch to a narrow spot along the Caloosahatchee River. It was this area that was identi ed as most important to preserve and protect, so that panthers could continue to move northward in the future. Just how special is this spot? During the meeting, neighboring ranchers Chris Asplundh and Dwayne House, provided some perspective on just how important this are a is – though few people have been luck y enough to get a glimpse of a Florida panther in the wild, House and Asplundh say the y see panthers in the area almost every week. The 1,278-acre Lone Ranger Forge property where the ditch is located, fronts a narrow section of the Caloosahatchee River that is about 92 feet wide, only a few miles west of the Ortona Lock and Dam. The complex purchase of this key property last year, with an incredible number of moving parts, extraordinarily tight deadlines, and multiple legal and funding issues, was brought to a successful conclusion at the eleventh hour, due only to dedication and combined efforts of many individuals and groups working together to achieve a common goal. Corps helps make Florida panther corridor a reality