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The Caloosa belle
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MARK YOUR CALENDER!!!! Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! Thursday, September 5, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 36 Get ready for the big rib cookoffThe Hendry County Give Back organization is excited to announce that the Second Annual Rib Cook Off is right around the corner. The Hendry County Give Back Committee will be organizing the event once again to help raise money for the community. Last year was a success in not only raising money for Parks & Rec but also helping out three different families in our community. The money raised this year will be dispersed throughout the community helping different organizations and families in need. On October 26 get ready for live music, entertainment, kids events and the Best Ribs around. This y ear there will be great prizes given to the winners that place in the cook-off. Mike and Lori Cox with MC Ventures have donated a custom made grill worth over $3,000, w hich will be raf ed off over the next several weeks. The group will be accepting all registrations for cook-off teams, sponsors and vendors starting Friday, September 6. For more information please visit us on Facebook or on our website at www.hendrycountygiveback. com. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle After the grueling weeks just past, Zac Reyna's family, friends and community relied on each other one more time as they gathered to tell him goodbye. Saturday services for the young boy began at 11 a.m. in the LaBelle Middle School gym, normally the scene of so much laughter and cheering. On August 31, it provided protection from the searing heat as Zac's family and friends gathered to celebrate his life, cut short after his brave battle against the braineating amoeba that eventually took him away. The statistics of Zac's short life are few. He was born June 7, 2001, passed away August 24, 2013, and was laid to rest August 31. But he packed so much into those short 12 years that the entire world came to admire him and the close-knit family that nurtured him. After a private family viewing, the ceremony was open to the community that Zac touched so splendidly. Music by Mitch Wills and Kim Marroquin, along with a slide production showcasing bits of Zac's personality touched each one there. Speakers referred to Zac's tender heart, warm eyes and bright smile and Zac's baseball team, the Cats, honored their teammate with one last cheer. Their coach recalled the "magnetic" little boy who loved everybody and taught the world that doing "all the little things right equals a win." He recalled Zac's "restless pursuit of having fun" and "zest for life." The coach told the assembly Farewell to a hero by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners had a visit from Florida Rep. Matt Hudson at their August 27 meeting. Rep. Hudson serves with Sen. Dwight Bullard as the Hendry County Legislative team. The two have collaborated on a local bill for Central County Water Distric and secured new laptop computers for local libraries, including Barron Library in LaBelle, Clewiston and Harlem Libraries, in response to local residents' requests. The computers will allow residents to access government services online. The board presented Rep. Hudson with the Association of Small Counties Leadership Award.Legislative programNew County Administrator Charles Chapman referred to the draft of the county's 2014 session Legislative program for information purposes only at this time. He strongly suggested that the county collaborate the cities of LaBelle and Clewiston, the school board and Seminole Tribe to improve connectivity and the chances for successful action in Tallahassee. At this point, Mr. Chapman has been on the job for three months and submitted a Strategic and Transformational Initiative outlining "very speci c" methods to optimize the county's strengths. The entire board expressed its acceptance of the outline. Pleased with Mr. Chapman's performance over the rst three months, Commissioner Darrell Harris suggested that the sixmonth review be dispensed with and Mr. Chapman go directly to a yearly evaluation. Chairman Karson Turner also expressed his pleasure with Mr. Chapman, however, he suggested the board stick to its original plan to reevaluate him in another three months, then move to an annual evaluation schedule. The board approve that plan.Taking Government to the PeopleCommissioner Don Davis suggested the board discontinue meeting once a year in Pioneer Rep. Hudson visits Hendry BOCC Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantWhen Florida Rep. Matt Hudson visited at Hendry County Commission meeting August 27, the board presented him with a Small County Association award. See Farewell — Page 2 See BOCC — Page 2

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“So you’re birding and you see a pythonwhat do you do? What’s out there and how you can help.” If you want to learn the answers to this and many other questions about invasive exotic reptiles and other animals in south Florida you are invited to attend a free program presented by reptile expert, Cheryl Millett. Hendry-Glades Audubon will host this event on Monday September 9 at 7 p. m. at the Cooperative Extension, Dallas Townsend Building 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Cheryl Millett is a Biologist at The Nature Conservancy and leads Python Patrol, the Central Florida Lygodium Strategy, and the Heartland CISMA. Python Patrol is a program to provide containment and early detection and rapid response of invasive exotic Burmese pythons, and other invasive species in south and central Florida, by training detectors to accurately identify and report them, training responders to safely capture them, and providing a hotline to link the two. The Central Florida Lygodium Strategy is a partnership to apply a regional approach to stopping the northern spread of Old World climbing fern on public and private lands. The Heartland CISMA is a partnership to regionally focus efforts to deal with invasive species. Cheryl also coordinated Jay Watch, a citizen science program monitoring the federally threatened Florida scrub-jay, which is now a project of Florida Audubon. For information contact Butch Wilson 863983-2870 or Margaret England (863) 674-0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com Learn about pythons and other invasive exotic animals 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! MAIN STREET PROFESSIONAL SUITESDesk Space $150* • Private Offices $395 & up 800 foot Private Office Suite $800 + electric**Located at 88 S. Main StreetAdjacent to McDonaldsDetails at www.88mainstreet.com MOVE IN TODAY! 863-673-5071 Ask for Thomas ** Includes your sign on Main Street and Private Access *Includes CAM & electric (No Lease Re q uired) F O R ENT FOR E N T 2 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013Plantation and Harlem, in order to save money. Commissioner Janet Taylor was adamant that the board continue to “take government to the people” and receive direct input from those communities. Chairman Turner suggested they get a snapshot of the cost to set up those meetings and readdress the issue later. All agreed that the local meetings are well received by those communities.In other business:The board approved the Recreation Department’s request to apply for a Florida Recreational Assistance Program grant to put in a water park at Pioneer. The board approved in principle a request to allow beer to be sold at an event at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. West Rec must make the ultimate decision. The board will tweak the Department of Transportation’s Functional Classi cation of local roadways to better re ect their use, then sent it to DOT to update. The board approved Chairman Turner’s request to make a separate trip to Washington, D.C., in October with repesentatives from Lee, Collier, Martin and Palm Beach counties, hoping to retain the 1,300-acre Berry Groves site on the tax roles. The board approved a plan to allow Felda Fire Department to stand on its own once again. Donnie Crawford will serve as chief under LaBelle Fire Chief Clint Walker’s oversight until he receives all his certi cation. Time to come up with the 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival theme. The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 9, at city hall. Please bring your theme ideas and, if your organization hasn’t already led its delegate letter, please bring it that night. To have voting privileges, businesses/ organizations must have one designate and one alternate. SCF themeabout his team’s exercise on the eld. in which they brought a truck on the eld and asked each player to try to push it individually. Of course, they could not, but when they pushed as a team, they could. He told the team that they still can. Although it will be harder without Zac, each one of them will carry a part of Zac in him forever. Speakers, including Zac’s Uncle Danny Rayna and minister Eric Molina of Life Ministries, advised parents that if they take time for their kids and put God rst, they can change the world. His uncle offered thanks for the love that surrounded them as they struggled through the hours and weeks of Zac’s illness. When you see #4, he told the audience, remember Zac and treat each other with love and respect. He told parents to enjoy their family and support their kids. He advised all the siblings in the gym to ght and pick on each other all they want, but at the end of the day say I love you. Later, at the cemetery the quiet, respectful crowd braved the sti ing heat as the nal public goodbyes were said. Luke Mazzina, a Clewiston resident and Nashville song writer, played and sang his offering called “Zachary.” When he was nished he gave a copy of the lyrics to the Reyna family, As the ceremonies drew to a close, the Reyna family said goodbye to Zac . to the part of him they could high ve when he got a home run; to the part of him they could argue with and watch grow; to the part they could kiss goodnight. But they kept his love, they kept his smile and they kept the knowledge that they would be together again one day. FarewellContinued From Page 1 BOCCContinued From Page 1

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Gathering of Christian Men concert honors heroesIt’s time. The annual Gospel Concert honoring our fallen heroes on September 11, 2001. The singers and bands are local and always good. Admission is free and everyone is welcome on Saturday, September 7, 6 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic Center. The concert is sponsored by the LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men. The Christian Men are from all faiths and meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. They enjoy dinner, fellowship and worship.Museum to open season with Howard family historyLaBelle native Francis Howard, a member of the area’s pioneer James Seth Howard Family, will open LaBelle Heritage Museum’s 2013/2014 Program Year at LaBelle City Hall on Thursday, September 5, at 7 o’clock. The meeting is open to the public and members and guests are asked to be seated by 7 o’clock. A short business meeting will follow the pause for refreshments following the program and question and answer session following Mr. Howard’s talk. Regular monthly program meetings are scheduled for LaBelle City Hall on the rst Thursday of the month from September through April at 7 o’clock. LaBelle Heritage Museum also sponsors other programs throughout the year that include but are not limited to the annual Old Timers Dinner held on the Thursday of Swamp Cabbage Festival Week and an open house during the December Holidays as well as having special programs for school groups.4-H sign-up/open house Hendry County 4-H is a youth development program for youth ages 5-18. 4-H will hold sign-up/open house on Thursday, September 5, 3–5:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center and on Tuesday, September 10, 3– 6 p.m. at the LaBelle Extension Of ce located in the Dallas B. Townsend Ag Center. For more information, please call 674-4092 or 983-1598.Blood driveCome to the LaBelle Community Blood Drive Thursday, Sept. 5, from 1-6 p.m. at American Legion Post 130, on Hwy. 80W. Donors will receive a free Oneblood T-shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Photo ID required. Make an appointment in advance online at www. oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #M2Q3.Back to school eye exams Drs. Parrish and Youmans, optometrists who have been serving the area for over 30 years, will be doing their annual “Back To School” vision screening for all Hendry and Glades students through the 5th grade during the month of September. Stop by their of ce at 100 N Main Street any afternoon between 3:30-4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. Ask about the back to school eyewear special. For further information call 6750761.SWFLMICRO Enterprise Classes start soonThis class will help you develop a solid plan to guide your start up with the assistance of busiess coaches. Determine ho w you will price and market your business, understand how to monitor the nancial status of your business and the resources you need to grow. Classes start on Tuesday, September 17, and will held every Tuesda y from 11 a.m.-1 p.m for six weeks. For more information and to register go to: www. goodwillsw .org/microenterprise or call (239) 995-2106, ext 2219. Community Briefs Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping 3 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 Twelve area residents were involved in a three-car crash at 11:41 a.m. September 2. Two were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The crash occurred just 467 feet inside the Hendry/Collier county line and occurred during the rain. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tikeisha Hawkins, 29, of Immokalee was driving a 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor westbound on SR 82 in Hendry County, east of Naples Ave. West. A 2002 Saturn LS1 driven by Jessica Jackson, 28, of Immokalee was eastbound, followed by Demmona Short, 37, of LeHigh Acres, driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar, two cars behind her. The Hawkins vehicle and the Jackson vehicle were approaching each other when Ms. Hawkins lost control of her Mitsubishi and began rotating counter clockwise. She traveled into the Saturn’s path, driven by Ms. Jackson, front right to front left. Then the Hawkins vehicle continued to rotate and travel westward. A fourth driver was able to avoid the collision but Ms. Short was unable to avoid the oncoming car. The left rear portion of the Saturn (Short vehicle) collided with the rear left of the Mitsubishi (Hawkins vehicle). Jessica Jackson, driver of the Saturn, and her passenger, Tabricka Jackson, 12, suffered critical injuries and were transported to Lee Memorial. A third passenger, Diamond Jackson, 8, sustained minor injuries and was taken to LeHigh Regional Medical Center. A fourth, Jamiah Canales, 7, was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. All are from Immokalee. All those in the Hawkins vehicle sustained minor injuries. Driver Tikeisha Hawkins and passenger Tedric Alford, 1, were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth Warren, 50, and Tashanti Smith, 9, were both taken to LeHigh Regional Medical Center. All are from Immokalee. In the Mercury, neither driver Demmona Short, nor passenger Roderick Lee, 8, was hurt. Both are from LeHigh Acres.ATV crashAlso on September 2 two Montura residents were taken to Hendry Regional Medical Center with serious injuries after a Yamaha ATV driven by Enrique Leon II failed to yield to a 2004 Ford F150 towing a trialer eastbound on Bald Cypress Ave. the front of the ATVstruckthleft side of the the trailer. The ATV rotated counterclocksiwse and both the driver and passenger, Glamiry Gonzalez, 26wer ejected. A third passenter, Juan Lee Pujol, 17, of Montura was uninjured. Twelve injured in three-vehicle crash On Friday, August 30, at 3:25 p.m., members of the Hendry County Narcotics Unit conducted a controlled delivery of a package suspected of containing marijuana. A narcotics investigator, posing as a parcel serviceman, delivered the suspicious package to 610 Caloosa Estates Drive. Narcotics Investigators witnessed a white Jeep driven by the suspect, 24 year old David Ramirez Jr. pull into the driveway, pick the package up and take it inside the home. Approximatel y 15 minutes later Ramirez stepped outside the residence to speak with a guest who had arrived. Investigators detained Ramirez in the home. A search located approximatel y 17 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $17,000.00, inside a red duf e bag. Ramirez is charged with Possession o f Marijuana with Intent to Sell and Possession of Marijuana over 20 Grams. He is currentl y being held without bond. Man charged in marijuana bust

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4 Caloosa Belle September 5, 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. American Legion Auxiliary September Visit the September Auxiliary meeting Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 West in LaBelle. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Linda at: 863-675-2086. Humane society plans saleThe Caloosa Humane Society is holding a big yard sale on Sat., September 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. with many new items. Come shop and support the homeless pets at the shelter! We also need donations of salable items for our yard sales. All proceeds go directly to bene t the animals at the shelter. Park Avenue behind the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 North Bridge St. For more information call 675-0997.MCA events for SeptemberSeptember 14, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. September 19 will be the regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. MCA meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. September 28, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. Jam Sessions are the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come and play. All events are open to the public and held at the Muse Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720). Refreshments will be served. For information call 863-674-0467.Widows to meetThe Widows Suspport Group will meet at Sal Cal Pizza September 19 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.LHS Classes of 1970-1979 get together plannedJoin your classmates and friends from the classes of 1970-79 for an informal gettogether this September. Spend a few hours catching up on the last thirty or forty years! Bring yearbooks and photos to share, along with your memories of the life, love and laughter of LaBelle High School. Saturday, September 14, 36:30 p.m. at Pancho & Corleone (formerly El Tarasco) Restaurant, Hwy. 80 West (next to American Legion), in LaBelle. Register on line at http://classreport.org/usa/ /la_belle/lhs/ Cindy Miller at 863-673-3855 or e-mail her at cinmn75-pianogirl@yahoo.com to con rm attendance by Sunday, September 8, for additional details.Fundraiser for Greer familyThe Greer family is a local Hendry County family with both father and son battling health issues. A committee of Hendry County employees is selling raf e tickets for a Heritage Arms 22 pistol 22 mag combo with walnut grips and a 6,5" barrel. It includes a holster and trigger lock plus 22 ammo. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for ve tickets. Stop by LaBelle Ranch Supply to look at the pistol. The last day tickets will be sold is September 21 by 11:30 a.m. The lucky ticket will be drawn at noon.Interested in geneology?Are you one of the millions interested in your family tree? Do you think about it and don't know where to start? GFWC LaBelle Community Woman's Club is offering a genealogy lecture series starting September 17 at 6:308 p.m. The lectures with handouts will be conducted by Brian Mulcahy, Research Librarian. The lectures are limited to the rst 25 with a ten dollar donation. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Tina Noel 863-673-1144 or tinasews@gmail.com.DAV ea marketCome out every Saturday to the Disabled American Veterans ea market, off Martin Luther King Blvd. Lots of deals lots of items lots of fun! Call 239-728-5332 for more information.Small Business Development Center here to helpSBDC is available for one-on-one consulting to help with your small business needs. Whether you are a start-up, growing, or need to make some changes the SBDC will help you nd direction. Call Janice at 239-860-8592 for a LaBelle or Clewiston appointment.Narcotics Anonymous meetingsNA meetings are held at the United Wa y Building, 133 North Bridge Street. each Monday from 6-7 p.m. It is an open meeting and anyone having a desire not to use narcotics or any other substance is free to attend this meeting. For more information, individuals may contact Chad at 239-878-1136. Animals foundThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Ag Unit impounded approximately eight head of cows that were running loose on the road out in Montura. If these are your cows, call the Sheriff's Of ce Ag Unit at 674-0407 or 805-5000. Protect studentsAs a parent it is my duty to protect my children from danger or even the possibility of an unnecessary harm that could come to them. Call me paranoid but with all the media showing us the tragedies in schools across the country and even in elementary schools with our young innocent children shouldn't all our elementary schools be fenced? It frightens me to think someone could just walk into Upthegrove Elementary from the back where our young children are learning and no one would even see them before it's too late. This may be drastic or not because I'm sure other parents would feel the same if they were walking their children to class and saw all the open opportunities for, w ell I hate to even say, but I'm sure if you're reading this you know what could happen. The world we grew up in is not the world our children are growing up in now. It is hard for me not to be with my children at all times and leave them in the care of others but work must be done and education is a must so now I nd myself at work worried about their safety and also their teachers and staff. It startles me to notice small children w alking alone back there in the open area of the school and see no teachers around and the bell hasn't even rung yet. I know the principal and the staff do their best and they ore truly wonderful but I just think with a little more security maybe they could worry less as well. I'm not sure why the school board hasn't addressed this for Upthegrove Elementary or maybe they have and I'm just not aware but I thought other parents would like to know their children could be of danger from predators. I'm not sure if funds are an issue but if so shouldn't the safety of our children in our community and their educators be a top priority. So I guess my question is, when will the back of Upthegrove Elementary School be fenced in like the other schools are for extra security? A concerned and appreciative parent Speak Out Community Briefs Are you thinking of starting a business, but not sure where begin? Are you alread y in business, but need a better plan? Goodwill and the SBDC will be partnering to offer a six week class that can help you develop a strategic plan for your business. This fast pace course will cover all of the key components you should consider as you start or grow a business. Using a workbook developed speci cally to guide you through the process, you will work with peers and the instructors to challenge yourself to test your assumptions, prove you have a market and get control o f the nancial side of your business. Spend two hours a day to bolster your chance o f success in the business world. Class starts September 17 and is held from 11-1 pm each Tuesday from September 17October 22. Join over 150 other graduates in the Southwest Florida area who have graduated from this program. Graduates can apply for a character based microloan of between two and ve thousand dollars to help with business start-up or expansion. For more details or to sign up, call Doroth y Browning at (239)-822-0828. Goodwill, SBDC offer entrepreneur class

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Carol Ann Hoffman, 44LABELLE — Carol Ann Hoffman passed away Sept. 1, 2013 in LaBelle. She was born Feb. 5, 1969 in Naples, Fla. Carol was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and was the great-great-greatgreat granddaughter of James Kirkland and Mary Ann Kirkland aka Polly Ann Powers. She w orked for thirteen years for Family Eye Care in LaBelle. She attended Community Harvest Church and was a member of American Legion Post#130 Women’s Auxiliary. Carol was also an avid reader. Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Hoffman; sons, Cody and Dustin Hoffman; and daughter, Hadley Hoffman, all of LaBelle; parents, John Henry Agnew, Jr. and Delores (Whigham) Agnew of LaBelle; brother, Ryan Agnew of LaBelle; sisters, Nikki (Spence) Hull of LaBelle and Wendy (Donald) Wood of Orlando; father and mother-in-law, James and Marion Hoffman; brother-in-law, James T. (Mary Jo) Hoffman; sister-in-law, Michelle (Bruce) Doras; brother-in-law, John Raymond (Elaine) Hoffman; and nephews and nieces, Jarren and Emyllee Hull, Caymen and Noah Wood, Adam and Emma Doras and Jenna Hoffman. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Community Harvest Worship Center, LaBelle with Pastor L. W. Howard of ciating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. You may view the online obituary or leave condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Betty Jean McDaniel, 75LABELLE — Betty Jean McDaniel passed away Aug. 31, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Jan. 31, 1938 in Palmetto, Fla. Betty enjoyed to crochet, playing bridge and growing roses, but most of all she loved her family and she will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Tifton R. McDaniel; ve daughters, Stella Smith (Doug), Susie Crews (Bo), Mona Sharpe (Dixie), Renee McDaniel (Randy Burge), Dawn Perez (Juan); grandchildren, Roy Holt, Jr. (Annie Brown), Glenn Holt (Amy), Shane Bell (Cathy), Denny Bell, Jeni Bowen (Chris), Jeremy Sharpe (Erin), Robert McDaniel, Sydney Hamby, Jacob Mott, Juan Perez, Jr.; twelve great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Rosemary Rust and Jerri Landcaster. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Pastor L. W. Howard of ciating. Visitation will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to service at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries SPRINT CARS BACK TO SCHOOL AT HCMSP As students go back to school, Hendry County Motorsports Park will welcome the awesome Outlaw Winged Sprint Cars as they do battle on the 3/8ths mile high banked Everglades clay. On Saturday, September 7th come watch these awesome ground shaking machines do battle under the lights as they near 100 MPH on the straight-a-ways and slide through the turns of the speedway. Also completing will be the Open Wheel Modieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, understocks and Mini Stocks. e track is located 4 miles south of Moore Haven on US 27 and 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 80 and US 27. ere will be lots of food on hand and this event will be full of family fun including an autograph session for all fans featuring the Sprint Car Driver of the Eagle Jet Fuel Top Gun Sprint Car Series. Tickets for this event are only $12.00 and kids 12 and under will be admitted free. For more information call (863) 6734325 or (863) 675-8888 or go to www. hendryracing.com. Remember for the cleanest fun in the area go to Hendry County Motorsports Park. WE'VE MOVED!Spectacular EyecareDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.We're now at 415 W. SR 80 LaBelleNext to Lyons Printing863-675-2015www.spectaculareye.comSe Habla Espaol 5 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 CMUMC servicesCarlson Memorial UMC will return to two services on Sunday, September 8. The Traditional Service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. at the Contemporary Service will be at 11 a.m. We invite you to join us in worship this and every Sunday. Christian Men to meet The September meeting of The Labelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at Life Ministries Church in LaBelle, located 725 W. Hickopchee Ave., at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 16. 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.Concert for fallen heroesIt’s time. The annual Gospel Concert honoring our fallen heroes on September 11, 2001. The singers and bands are local and always good. Admission is free and everyone is welcome on Saturday, September 7. 6 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic Center. The concert is sponsored by the LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men. The Christian Men are from all faiths and meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. They enjoy dinner, fellowship and worship.. Church Briefs It’s a fun evening with silent auction items and “celebrity” waiters doing crazy things to entertain you! The event is an annual fundraiser for Childcare of Southwest Florida. Children’s Garden of LaBelle and Harlem Academy-Clewiston is owned and operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida. Childcare of Southwest Florida is the region’s leading child care resource. It was established in 1967 as a private, non-pro t organization and is led by a volunteer board of directors. Brenda Barnes, the current President of the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and employee of the Florida Department of Health will be one of the “Celebrity Waiters” for this event. She will be dressed up as a “country celebrity”. The goal is to have a “Hendry table” at this event, where Brenda would be the “waiter”. Ten people are needed to ll the table. Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor and Judy Paskvan of the Florida Department of Health-Healthy Families are volunteer Board members of Childcare of Southwest Florida. The event will be held Saturday, October 5, 2013 and will begin at 6:30 pm. It will be at te Harborside Event Center in Downtown Fort Myers (River District). The dress code is “resort casual”. There will be a live auction where folks can bid on great items such as:  14-person suite with 3 VIP parking passes at teh Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills game on October 20th  Signed Dustin Pedroia Red Sox Jerse y and 4 Spring Season Tickets  Three-Nights lodging at either “The Fountains-Orlando, “Grande Villas” at World Golf Village -St Augustine, or “Club 36”-Las Vegas You can reserve a ticket by calling (239)278-1002 or (239)-425-1027 or by email at bradg@ccsw .org. Tickets will be on sale until Friday, September 27, 2013 5th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner & Auction bene ts children Local residents will recognize Lasheb a Travis as a longtime public health worker at the Hendry-Glades Health Department. Although she is now heading up the biomedical sciences program at Keiser University, Ms. Travis received a Golden Baby Shoe Award from Healthy Start of Southwest Florida at an August 24 gala in Estero. The award recognizes those who have helped improve the health of pregnant women and babies. LaSheba Travis honored Richard Georgian, who wrote Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill, will speak at the meeting of the Gulf Coast Writers Association Saturday, September 21, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. The meeting will be from 10 a.m.-noon Gulf Coast Writers Association: www.gulfwriters.org. Meeting fee: Members: $3.00, Non-members: $5.00, rst-time attendees: Free. GCWA to meet

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6 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 Submitted photoKickoff returnThe Cowboys suffered a tough loss, Friday, at Cardinal Mooney 47-7. The lone bright spot of the night was a 95 yard kickoff return by senior Danny Robinson. The Cowboys look to bounce back against Evangelical Christian School, next week. This will be the rst home game of the year. Come on out and support the Cowboys! Game time is 7:30. Submitted photoCross CountryIn preparation for the upcoming cross country season, several LaBelle High School runners competed in an open 5k race in Cape Coral this past Saturday (8-24). For the boys, Joel Chairez was rst in his age group with a time of 18:55. While Ana Figueroa was rst in her age group with a time of 21:43. Other top runners placing in their age groups for LaBelle were Justin Reyes (2nd) 19:50, Esmerelda Rodriguez (3rd) 24:13, Isaac Reyes (4th) 22:14, Mayra Ramirez (4th) 24:29, Tess Frost (5th) 24:48, John Walker (5th) 24:54 and Becky Lapp (7th) 26:27. Also for LaBelle, Coach Hein ( rst) 21:18, Coach Frost (second) 23:15 and Coach Vasquez (sixth) 33:55. The Cross Country Team of cially starts its season Saturday, August 31, at Estero Community Park at 7:30 a.m. Sign up for soccerLaBelle Youth Soccer Association will begin registrations during the month of September at LaBelle Winn-Dixie. Registrations will begin Saturday, September 7 (1-3 p.m.) through Sunday, September 22 (1-3 p.m. Recreational soccer for ages 4-14. Birth certi cate and second identi cation required, $40 registration fee per child.Registracion para futbolLaBelle Youth Soccer Association tendra registraciones durante el mes de septiembre en Winn-Dixie de LaBelle. Registraciones comienzan el sabado, 7 de septiembre (1-3 p.m.) hasta el domingo, 22 de septiembre (1-3 p.m.). Futbol recreaccional para jovenes de 4-14 a–os de edad. Se require certi cado de nacimiento y otra forma de identi cacion, el costo es de $40 cada ni–o. Sports Shorts Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersCatching dinnerDamian Mendez from LaBelle caught his rst Tilapia last Friday afternoon and it was a big one at that and he caught it on a piece of bread! He's been trying to catch sh with his best friends Elise, Aida, Angel and partner Aldo Delgado, for the past couple of weeks with no luck, so last Friday night he had some delicious sh for dinner! /Danny Robinson Your community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE RECIPE OF THE WEEK! 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 From Southern Heritage Real EstatePINEAPPLE ANGEL FOOD CAKE INGREDIENTS € 1 (16 oz) package angel food cake mix € 1 (20 oz) can crushed € Pineapple with juice € 1 (12 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pineapple (with juice). Mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. Serve with whipped topping. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com 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. RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA home on just over an acre in town. $1,500/month1.75 ACRE HEAVY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY just N. of LaBelle on SR 29. The property is developed including 4 buildings w/ multiple uses plus plenty of room for expansion. Building 1: Built 19855068 SQ/FT showroom & work shop, Building 2: Built 20131800 SQ/ Ft combination of 4 storage units & open of“ ce or showroom, Building 3: Built 2010-1200 SQ/FT 12-storage units, Building 4: Built 2005-500 SQ/Ft professional of“ ce. $419,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 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. $399,000 € Immaculate! 3/2 CBS home on .52+/acre outside of LaBelle. Tile, granite countertops, spacious living areas. $211,000. € 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. $181,300. € Get away from all the noise! Well maintained 3/2 manufactured home on 5+/acres in Ft. Denaud. Call today $149,900 € Rare “ nd! 3/2 CBS in city of Clewiston. Located near schools and shopping. $132,000 € 3/2 home located in city limits of LaBelle. Fenced backyard, pool, and 1.342+/sq. ft. of living area. $110,000 € Corporate owned. 3/2 pool home in Clewiston. Oversized lot, enclosed garage, 1,900+/sq. ft. of living area $99,900. € Plenty of room in thi s4/2 home in Amberwood Estates in Lehigh Acres. Split ” oor plan, two car garage, screened porch. $89,900 € 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 € 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. $79,900 € 3/1 stilt home on 1+/acre in quiet community of Muse. A little TLC and elbow grease can trun this little home into you getaway home. $75,000 € 3/2 on .42+/acre and Zoned for Business $37,500 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 CONTRACTSOLD 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 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. $57,900 Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA home. New cabinets, paint and ” ooring. Access to community pool and rec center. $63,000 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. $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. $725,000 Riverfront pool home on 6.5 acres. Loads of features inside and out, including 2 docks plus boat basin. Upgraded appliances and much more. 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 7 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 Ray Hull of the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association who was awarded one of 4 Outstanding Agriculturalist Awards by the Florida Association of County Agricultural A gents at the Friends of Extension Luncheon at their Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach on Tuesday August 27, 2013. Mr. Hull was nominated by the Hendry County Extension Of ce and the Award was presented by Gene McAvoy County Extension Director, w ho made the following remarks. Ray Hull is a Hendry County cattleman w hose family has been in Hendry County since the late 1800’s when the area south of Clewiston was one of the last frontiers in the United States. If you go back and look at early Brand Books from Hendry County – you w ill see a lot of Hull Brands in the book. Ray grew up on the family ranch in Devils Garden, south of Clewiston, FL, and graduated from Clewiston High. This alone makes him a rarity as there are not many people w ho can claim to be from Devils Garden – a rural area of eastern Hendry County just north of the Big Cypress Reservation. Mr. Hull has made lifelong contributions to the Extension Service, the Florida agriculture industry and his community. Ray is a former 4-H member and has been involved in Hendry County agriculture since the age of 13 when he helped his mother take over the ranch operations when his father passed away. Mr. Hull is a leader; he has been President of the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association and is actively involved in Hendry Glades Farm Bureau serving on the Board of Directors. Ray embodies many of the values of a true cattleman:  He is kind of quiet but sometimes a man can talk less and say more.  When he makes a promise, he keeps It – all based on a handshake, as a man is only as good as his word.  Always nish what you start – if he tackles a project you know it is gonna get done.  Takes pride in his work – not only is it gonna get done it is gonna get done right.  He can be tough, But he is always fair. He is a devoted supporter of Hendry County Extension and local agriculture and has donated countless hours to charitable activities, and has been instrumental in raising fund-funds for the Hendry County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Annual Scholarships and local 4-H scholarships through his involvement in the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association. For 15–20 weekends a year Ray and other members of the HCCA can be found sweating over a grill serving up their signature 16 oz. rib-eyes to raise money – much of it which goes to kids, scholarships and other charitable purposes. These Hendry County Cattlemen, Cattlewomen Scholarships have provided agricultural scholarships for many Hendry County youth including our very own Hendry County Multi-county Livestock Agent, Lindsey Wiggins. Mr. Hull serves on the Hendry County Extension Advisory Committee and the Livestock Advisory Committee and is always willing to volunteer for and support 4-H or Extension programs. He is an active supporter of the Hendr y County City Farm Tour and more recentl y was instrumental in organizing the Hendr y County Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo. Ray Hull is a true friend o f agriculture and Extension and is always willing to lend a hand no matter the size of the task. It is with great pleasure that the Florid a Association o f County Agriculture Agents to present him with this award. Ray Hull named 4-H ‘Outstanding Agriculturist’ Ray Hull

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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 Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com BURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.comDRIVER(S) NEEDED Must have CDL class “B” license Apply at 210 N. Industrial Loop Road, Labelle PLEASE....No Phone Calls SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS Citrus Grove Mechanic AssistantPosition requires routine maintenance and repair on all citrus grove care and harvesting equipment including tractors, graders, sprayers, mowers, ATVs, etc., and to assist Grove Mechanics with additional tasks as needed. Requires vehicle service experience, and basic set of mechanic’s tools to perform tasks. Must be able to read and comprehend maintenance and equipment instruction manuals that are written in English. Position requires good math, mechanical trouble shooting, customer service, and written/verbal communication skills. Ability to work with others and/or alone with minimum supervision. Ability to perform manual job functions that include heavy lifting, pulling, climbing, etc., in outside weather conditions. Must be able to lift a minimum of fty pounds on a regular basis. Must possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to obtain a CDL within 6 months from start date. Welding experience and familiarity with computers is preferred. Must be able to work up to 47.5 hours per week or more, and may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required. Travel to other locations may be required. Prefer bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates. Southern Gardens Citrus located in Clewiston, Florida is a citrus grower and supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice to the private label industry and to major brands. We offer competitive pay with as well as a full bene ts package that includes medical, dental, life, and retirement plan. If you possess the above skills and quali cations please complete an application at: Southern Gardens Citrus, 1820 County Rd., #833, Clewiston, Florida 33440 Equal Opportunity Employer RAILROAD CONDUCTORS $20.73 per Hour US SUGAR Clewiston, Florida These are Seasonal Positions lasting Seven Months. Must have previous RR Experience. EMAIL RESUME OR APPLY ONLINEJdooley@ussugar.comwww.ussugar.com THREE MECHANICS/ HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment. Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. Email your resume or Apply OnlineJdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com 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. Stove, gas propane, white, good condition. In LaBelle. 954-873-3322 or 954-873-3323 Adjustable medical double bed. Good Condition. 863-675-2162 “Paci c” full drum set $400. 4 Thornbird mud tires 35/14.5x15, chrome rims, ts Jeep or Ford 5-lug $400. 2 Goodyear Wrangler tires P245/70R17 $50 863-673-7046 Selling 42 citrus trailers. Call Alfredo or Angelica Gonzalez 863-675-8111 or 863-234-7821 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 Greentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments *Ask about our move-in specials *Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting *Full time bilingual Site Manager *Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities *Sewer and trash included in rent, no additional charge to resident *Handicap units available *Rental rates starting at $612 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Monday Friday. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer CONDO ON THE RIVER 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo on ground level. TURN-KEY $92,500 Call Ann to see. 863-517-4177 LABELLE 3BR, on 1/2 acre, carport, utility rm, in City limits. $650 mo. Call 863-675-0104. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Appliances Furniture Miscellaneous Farm Equipment Apartments Apartments Condos/Townhouses Rent Houses Rent Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than 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. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 8 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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*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, September 19, 2013, for the following Proposals: E1N11-R0 Maintenance of Traf c in Charlotte, Lee, Glades & Hendry Counties. Budget Amount: $95,132.00 E1N12-R0 Reworking Shoulder, Sodding and Fertilizer in Sarasota County. Budget Amount: $180,174.00. E1N13-R0 Roadside Ditch, Canal Cleaning and Shoulder Rework in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Amount: $62,109.00 E1N14-R0 Milling & Replacing Asphalt, RPM’s and Thermoplastic Markings in Hardee County. Maximum Budgetary Ceiling: $304,000.00 E1N15-R0 Performance Storm Water Pond Maintenance in Polk County. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. 801 North Broadway Avenue Bartow, FL 33830. Budget Amount: $481,920.00. 451119 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 3818 2010 4104329-01020230170 Roger J Gendreau Lot 17, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450862 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 3438 2010 2024329-26000020080 Jose I Quintero & David T Esquivel Lot 8, Block 2, ENGLEWOOD TERRACE, 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 First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450864 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 3819 2010 4104329-01020230180 Roger J Gendreau Lot 18, Block 2023, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450866 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments 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 4153 2010 4104329-03021290140 SSA Development LLC Lot 14, Block 2129, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450868 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 2894 2009 2024329-28000000240 McKay Properties Inc Lot 39 of FORD PARK SUBDIVISION of the City of LaBelle, Florida, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450873 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ella III, 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 921 2007 1354331-010000O0140 Edward R Napoli The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 14, Block O, Pioneer Plantation, unrecorded. 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 October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450871 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ella III, 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 2527 2007 2024329-28000000810 Protg Properties Investments Inc A Florida Corporation Lots 142, 143,144, 145 and 146, FORD PARK SECTION 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48 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 October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450875 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 3517 2010 2024329-670000A0140 Marcellous L Smith and Sophia L Harris Lots 25 and 26, Block A, SUNSET PARK, a subdivision of the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County,Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450870 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 3472 2010 2024329-28000000690 Rosanna Williams Est c/o Joy Mitchell Lot 121, Section 1, FORD PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 48, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450867 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L. Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: John Elliott: Clothes, miscellaneous boxes, shoes • Property of: Vontonio Evans: Washer and Dryer, matress and Box Spring, Dinette Set. • Property of: Bernard Humphrey: Miscellaneus Boxes, chair, wall picture. • Property of: Dorothy Walker : Bike, Bed Spread, TV Cart, miscellaneous Boxes. 451251 SUN 9/5,12/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-79CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JOANN JENNINGS WOOSLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Joann Jennings Woosley, deceased, whose date of death was July 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Of ce Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 29, 2013. Personal Representative: Mara Gail Woosley 6340 Channing Avenue Fort Myers, Florida 33905 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ralph Elver, Florida Bar Number 215848 Ralph Elver, P.A. P.O. Box 2280. LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 675-5800 (863) 675-4998 Fax Email Service: E-service@ralphelverpa.com Email: Ralph@labellelaw.com Attorney for Personal Representative 450809 CB 8/29;9/5/2013LABELLE 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. 863-675-2392LABELLE 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, North of Bridge; small 2BR/2BA, mobile home on one acre. Includes room air, water, sewer and trash. Non smkg. env. $550/month, $550 security, references & lease. 863-675-2392. FELDA 4BR, 2BA, 2500 sq. ft. on nice lot, like new cond., CA, Owner nanceing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Kawasaki Nomad 2009. 34,500 miles. Cruise control, LED light & new battery. 6 speed. 2 toned paint with trunk. $9000 obo. 863-517-0664.HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF RFP RANKING COMMITTEE MEETING Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking the responses to RFP # 2013-25, Inmate Medical Services for the Hendry County Jail. It will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:30 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. 451667 CN/CB 9/5/2013 SOLE PURPOSE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT FUNDS Notice is hereby given that a sole purpose public meeting will be held on September 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Pioneer Community Center, 910 Panama Avenue, Clewiston, FL (Pioneer) to discuss the proposed use of Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant funds. This meeting is for the sole purpose of discussing the proposed improvements to the Pioneer Community Park. Questions can be directed to the Hendry County Grants & Special Projects Of ce at 863-675-5264. This public meeting is being conducted in a handicap accessible location. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County BOCC 451730 CN/CB 9/5/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/13/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 FORD 1FALP42X0VF141056 451617 CN 9/5/2013 Storage Space Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Motorcycles Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! 9 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce are partnering for the second year to provide service businesses with some customer service insight and training. Designed to be fun and informative this program will help workers who meet the public to re ne their customer service skills. The Firehouse Community Theatre will provide interactive scenarios depicting situations you meet on a daily basis. Learn the way to meet the public and keep them happy. The rst workshop is Thursday, September 12, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Beef O'Bradys in LaBelle (light refreshments) and a repeat is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Roland & Mary Ann Martin's Marina in Clewiston (includes breakfast). If you are an employee who meets the public on a daily basis or a business owner who provides service to your customers you will not want to miss this opportunity. Pick up those pointers now and be read y for "the season" when it arrives. There is no charge for the workshops, but we ask that you register at www.sbdcseminars. 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 1429 2009 1154432-A0000570100 Lou’s Properties Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3293, 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 October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450869 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 2482 2010 1344432-A0000960000 Ella III, LLC The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, extending or shortening the East and West boundary line so as to terminate at the North boundary line of Providence City, a subdivision recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 29, 30 and 31, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4237, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access for a of the West 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450874 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE Preparation of an Environmental Assessment and Scoping Meetings for Airglades Airport, Hendry County, Florida SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Hendry County is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the proposed privatization and subsequent development of a 10,000foot air cargo runway and related cargo and aircraft maintenance facilities at the Airglades Airport, 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440. Once completed, the EA will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the agency’s decision to either prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or issue a Finding of No Signi cant Impact. To ensure all issues and public concerns related to the proposed actions are identi ed and considered in the EA, the County will hold one governmental agency Scoping Meeting and one public Scoping Meeting. AIRPORT INFORMATION: The Airglades Airport is a public-use, general aviation airport. The airport presently has a 5,905-foot paved runway, access taxiways, aircraft parking apron, aircraft storage and maintenance hangars, and a passenger terminal building. The airport supports business ights (including jets), recreational ying, ight training, and sky diving activities. The airport also supports a relatively new industrial park. The Florida Dept. of Transportation shows that the airport had 24 based aircraft in 2011 and generated approximately 11,527 aircraft operations the same year. PROPOSED ACTIONS: The FAA informed Hendry County that the preliminary application for Airglades Airport’s participation in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program (APPP) was accepted on October 18, 2010. The letter also indicated that Hendry County may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a nal application. The private operator has been selected; draft management and purchase agreements have been submitted to FAA for review; and a nal application is being prepared for submission to the FAA in 2014. The proposed actions and airport development expected to occur if the application is approved include: • Acquisition of the Airglades Airport by a Private Developer for the construction and operation of a new Perishable Air Cargo Complex • Acquisition of approximately 250 additional acres of land to accommodate the new north/south runway development • New 10,000’x150’ Runway including parallel and connecting Taxiways • New Perishable Air Cargo Distribution Center, including all associated inspection services such as U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Transportation Security Administration • New Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Facilities, including Aircraft Paint Facility and associated aircraft parking apron • New Aircraft Rescue and Fire ghting (ARFF) Facility • New Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Facility • New Aircraft Apron Areas to support 10 wide-body Aircraft • New Air Traf c Control Tower (ATCT) Facility • New Fuel Storage Facilities, including Apron Hydrant Fueling • New Warehouse and Distribution Facilities • Vehicular Access and Automobile and Truck Parking Facilities • Site Improvements including Drainage, Stormwater Detention, Utilities, Etc. • Establishment of Two (2) Category III Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), including associated Approach Light Systems (ALS), Site Preparation, and Equipment Installation EA PREPARATION: FAA actions related to the privatization of Airglades Airport and the development of a new air cargo runway (and related facilities) require environmental analysis, coordination, and documentation conforming to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and guidance contained in the FAA’s Airport Environmental Handbook (Order 1050.1E) and FAA’s NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions (Order 5050.4B). Hendry County will prepare the EA and assess the environmental, social, and economic impacts associated with the proposed actions at the Airglades Airport. The EA will consider the No-Action Alternative, the Proposed Action, and other reasonable alternatives identi ed during Scoping and the EA process. A Draft EA will be circulated for public and agency review and comment. After review of the Draft EA, a Final EA will be submitted to the FAA for the agency’s decision to either prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or issue a Finding of No Signi cant Impact. SCOPING COMMENTS: Comments and suggestions are invited from federal, state, and local agencies; governments; Native American tribe of cials and representatives; the public; and other interested parties to ensure that the full range of alternatives and all issues and public concerns related to the proposed action are identi ed and considered in the EA. Written comments and suggestions concerning the scope of the EA should be mailed to Hendry County at the address listed below. Comments should be postmarked no later than October 19, 2013. Public and Agency Scoping Meetings: Hendry County will hold one (1) public scoping meeting to solicit input from the public and interested parties and one (1) agency scoping meeting to solicit input from federal, state, and local agencies, governments, and Native American of cials and representatives which have jurisdiction by law or have speci c expertise with respect to any environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. The public and agency scoping meetings will be held September 19, 2013 at the John B. Boy Auditorium, 1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The public meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The agency scoping meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is being held speci cally for agencies, government of cials, and Native American tribe of cials and representatives. SUBMIT SCOPING COMMENTS TO: Mr. Charles Chapman IV, County Administrator, Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 450649 CN/CB 8/22;9/5/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 10 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 26-201.0-CA-000068 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, V S. NIURKA QUINTANA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 20, 2013, and entered in Case NO. 26-2010CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the T WENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and for HENDRY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and NIURKA QUINTANA; ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO A RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST A S SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OP THE CLERK OF THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENDRY COUNTY A DMINISTRATION BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 2257, OF PORT LABELLE, UNIT 8, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 9002 E BROAD CIRCLE, PORT LA BELLE, FL 33935 Any person claiming an interest in the. surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 21, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10003466 WELLSLPS-SPECFNLMCR-kvickers-Team 1 F10003466 **See Americans with Disabilities ActIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number (813) 335-2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. 451124 CN 8/29;9/5/2013 Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, 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 2536 2010 1354432-A0001150000 Alberto Lobaina The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. (Also known as Lot No. 4511 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of October, 2013, which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450843 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 1388 2009 1144432-A0002010100 Ilene Klasfeld dba TCPA Properties The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 2846, 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 October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450834 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 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 2049 2009 1354432-A0000600000 McKay Properties Inc The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast 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 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4633, 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 October, 2013 which is the 3rd day of October, 2013. Dated this 21st day of August, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 450845 CN/CB 8/29;9/5,12,19/2013 AVISO Preparacin de Evaluacin Ambiental y de Estudio de Alcance para el Aeropuerto de Airglades, Condado de Hendry, Florida RESUMEN: De conformidad con Ley Nacional de Poltica Ambiental (National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]) de 1969, el Condado de Hendry est preparando una Evaluacin Ambiental (EA) para abordar la privatizacin propuesta y subsiguiente desarrollo de una pista de 10,000 pies para aviones de carga y de las instalaciones relacionadas con la carga y el mantenimiento de aeronaves en el Aeropuerto de Airglades, 1090 Airglades Blvd., Clewiston, Florida 33440. Una vez completada, la EA ser presentada a la Administracin Federal de Aviacin (FAA) para la decisin de la agencia de preparar una Declaracin de Impacto Ambiental o expedir una Conclusin de Ningn Impacto Signi cativo. Para garantizar que todos los asuntos e inquietudes pblicas en relacin con las acciones propuestas sean identi cados y considerados en la EA, el Condado celebrar una Reunin de Estudio Alcance para agencias gubernamentales y una Reunin de Estudio Alcance pblica. INFORMACION DEL AEROPUERTO: El Aeropuerto de Airglades es un aeropuerto de uso pblico para aviacin general. El aeropuerto tiene actualmente una pista de aterrizaje pavimentada de 5,905 pies, pistas de rodaje, anden de estacionamiento de aeronaves, hangares para almacenamiento y mantenimiento de aeronaves, y un edi cio de terminal de pasajeros. El aeropuerto atiende viajes empresariales (incluyendo jets), vuelo recreativo, entrenamiento de vuelo, y actividades de paracaidismo. El aeropuerto tambin atiende un parque industrial relativamente nuevo. El Departamento de Transportacin de la Florida indica que en el 2011, 24 aeronaves utilizaban al aeropuerto como base, y que gener aproximadamente 11,527 operaciones de aeronaves en ese mismo ao. ACCIONES PROPUESTAS : La FAA inform al Condado de Hendry que la solicitud preliminar para la participacin del Aeropuerto de Airglades en el Programa Piloto de Privatizacin de Aeropuertos (APPP) fue aceptada el 18 de octubre de 2010. La carta tambin indicaba que el Condado de Hendry puede seleccionar un operador privado, negociar un acuerdo y presentar una solicitud nal. El operador privado ha sido seleccionado; se han presentado borradores de los contratos de gestin y de compra a la FAA para su revisin; y una solicitud nal est siendo preparada para ser presentada a la FAA en 2014. Las acciones propuestas y el desarrollo del aeropuerto que se espera ocurran si la solicitud es aprobada incluyen: • Adquisicin del Aeropuerto de Airglades por parte de un Urbanizador Privado para la construccin y operacin de un nuevo Complejo de Carga Area Perecedera • Adquisicin de aproximadamente 250 acres adicionales de tierra para alojar el desarrollo de la nueva pista norte / sur • Nueva Pista de 10,000’ x 150’ incluyendo Vas de Rodaje paralelas y de conexin • Nuevo Centro de Distribucin de Carga Area Perecedera, incluyendo todos los servicios de inspeccin asociados tales como el Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU., Aduanas y Proteccin de Fronteras de los EE.UU., y Administracin de Seguridad del Transporte • Nuevas Instalaciones de Mantenimiento, Reparacin y Reconstruccion (MRO), incluyendo Instalaciones para Pintura de Aeronaves y anden de estacionamiento de aeronaves asociada • Nuevas Instalaciones de Rescate de Aeronaves y Anti-Incendios (ARFF) • Nuevas Instalaciones de Equipos de Soporte en Tierra (GSE) • Nuevas reas de Anden para Aeronaves para apoyar 10 aeronaves de fuselaje ancho • Nueva Torre de Control de Tr co Areo (ATCT) • Nuevas Instalaciones de Almacenamiento de Combustibles, incluyendo Anden de Hidrantes de Reaprovisionamiento de Combustible • Nueva Bodega e Instalaciones de Distribucin • Acceso Vehicular y Estacionamiento para Vehculos y Camiones • Mejoras del sito incluyendo Drenaje, Detencin de Aguas Pluviales, Servicios Pblicos, etc. • Establecimiento de Dos (2) Sistemas de Aterrizaje por Instrumentos (ILS) Categora III, incluyendo los Sistemas de Luces de Aproximacin (ALS) asociados, preparacin del sitio e instalacin de equipos PREPARACION DE LA EA: Las acciones de la FAA relacionadas con la privatizacin del Aeropuerto de Airglades y el desarrollo de una nueva pista para aviones de carga (e instalaciones relacionadas) requieren anlisis ambientales, coordinacin y documentacin conforme con las disposiciones de la Ley Nacional de Poltica Ambiental de 1969 (NEPA) y la orientacin contenida en el Manual Ambiental para Aeropuertos (Airport Environmental Handbook) (Orden 1050.1E) de la FAA y las Instrucciones de Implementacin de la NEPA para Acciones Aeroportuarias (NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions) (Orden 5050.4B) de la FAA. El Condado de Hendry preparar la EA y evaluar los impactos ambientales, sociales y econmicos asociados con las acciones propuestas en el Aeropuerto de Airglades. La EA considerar la Alternativa de No Accin, la Accin Propuesta, y otras alternativas razonables identi cadas durante el Estudio Preliminar y el proceso de EA. Un Borrador de la EA ser circulado para revisin y comentarios del pblico y las agencias. Tras la revisin del Borrador de la EA, una EA Final ser presentada a la FAA para decisin de la agencia de preparar o bien una Declaracin de Impacto Ambiental o expedir una Conclusin de Ningn Impacto Signi cativo. COMENTARIOS SOBRE EL ESTUDIO DE ALCANCE : Se invita a enviar comentarios y sugerencias por parte de las agencias federales, estatales y locales; gobiernos; funcionarios y representantes de tribus indgenas estadounidenses; el pblico; y otras partes interesadas para garantizar que la gama completa de alternativas y todos los asuntos e inquietudes pblicas relacionados con la accin propuesta sean identi cados y considerados en la EA. Los comentarios y sugerencias por escrito sobre el alcance de la EA deben ser enviados por correo postal al Condado de Hendry a la direccin indicada abajo. Todos los comentarios deben llevar matasellos con fecha no posterior al 19 de octubre de 2013. Reuniones Pblicas y de las Agencias relativo al Estudio de Alcance: El Condado de Hendry celebrar una (1) reunin pblica de alcance para solicitar las opiniones del pblico y de las partes interesadas y una (1) reunin de alcance para agencias para solicitar las opiniones de agencias y de los gobiernos federal, estatal y local, y de funcionarios y representantes de tribus indgenas estadounidenses que tengan jurisdiccin por ley o tengan pericia espec ca con respecto a cualquier impacto ambiental asociado con el proyecto propuesto. Las reuniones de alcance pblica y para agencias se celebrarn el 19 de septiembre de 2013 en el Auditorio John B. Boy, 1200 WC Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 La reunin pblica se celebrar de 5 p.m. a 8 p.m. La reunin de estudio preliminar para agencias se celebrar de 1:30 p.m. a 3:30 p.m. y se llevar a cabo espec camente para agencias, funcionarios del gobierno y funcionarios y representantes de tribus indgenas estadounidenses. ENVIE SUS COMENTARIOS ALCANCE A : Sr. Charles Chapman IV, Administrador del Condado, Apartado Postal 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 450647 CN/CB 8/22;9/5/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Customer service coming to a location near you

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LMS advisory council to meetLaBelle Middle School will hold its rst School Advisory Council meeting on September 10, 2013. The meeting will be from 4 pm to 5 pm in the Board room (formerly bistro) right off the guidance of ce. This is a v ery important organizational meeting. Visitors are welcomed to attend.LES open houseGet ready for the laBelle Rotary Club All Y ou Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. in the LES cafeteria. All tickets $5 and all proceeds go toward Family Reading Night and to enhance technology at the school. There will be a bake sale at this event and LES T-shirts for $10. Also a Book fair in the library 5:30-7 p.m. and classrooms will be open for visitation from 6-7 p.m. Wrap up will be with a parent meeting at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please plan to stay for this important meeting. It is recommended you purchase tickets in advance. Please send back your name, teacher's name, number of tickets along with your money to your child's teacher.LES casa abiertaPrepararse para tener un gran tiempo en la Escuela LaBelle Elemental. El Club LaBelle Rotary patrocinara una comida de espagueti el martes, 10 de septiembre. La comida tomara lugar de las 5-7 p.m. en la cafeteria de LaBelle Elemental. Los botelos costaran $5. Todos los fondos recaudados seran usados para la Noche de Lectura para la Familia y para mejorar la tecnologia en LES. Habra una venta de postres durante este evento, venga preparado para comer algunos pastres deliciosos. En adicion, LES verdera camisetas por $10. En esta noche especial habra una feria de libros en la biblioteca de 5-7 y los clases estaran abiertas de 6-7 p.m. Hubra una junta de padres en la cafeteria a las 7:00 p.m. Por favor planes para quedarse para este importante reunion. Se recomienda que compre las boletos por adelantado. Se quiere comprar boletos en adelantado, por favor de enviar su nombre, nombre de maestro/a y el numero de boletas con su dinero.Open House at COESCountry Oaks Elementary welcomes you to its annual Title 1 Open House and Spaghetti dinner on September 12t from 5-7 p.m. Parents and students can come at 5:00 to dine on a delicious spaghetti dinner prepared by the Rotary. The Title 1 presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Send in your money early to receive tickets in advance. Once you have enjoyed a satisfying Italian meal, you can go to the classrooms from 6-7 p.m. Students are already hard at work in each and every classroom and are excited to share what they are learning. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL ADVERTISING PAYS FOR ITSELFPeople are searching f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information 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 September 5, 2013 School Briefs by Amanda NelsonSchool is back in session! As a former Kindergarten teacher, I am very aware of how crazy and stressful the beginning of school can be. By now, most of the kinks have been worked out and routines are in place. While this can be a time of jubilation for many parents, it can often be a dif cult time for children. If you are noticing that y our child is having some trouble adjusting and getting in the groove, here are a few tips that might help make the transition easier and the school year more successful! 1. Stay positive! Try to focus on all of the good things that will take place at school (making or seeing friends, recess, learning new things, sports). If you have a negative attitude it can rub off on your child. You are y our child's rst role model. 2. Stay involved! I cannot state this enough! J ust because the rst few weeks are behind y ou, that doesn't mean that you should dismiss the importance of staying tuned in to w hat is going on in your child's school life. Check backpacks, help with homework, be supportive and ask about your child's day (don't accept the frequent "I don't know" or "Nothing" answers that seem to come so easily from kids). Whether it's good or bad, communicate with the teacher. Whenever possible, volunteer or attend as many school functions as you can. You might be surprised at how much you can learn about your child and the school just by being involved! 3. Stay consistent! Do not waiver when it comes to rules and routines. Just because Monday had to be a late night due to ball practice, that does not mean that the bedtime rule can be bent on other nights! Believe it or not, children really do crave boundaries and routines! 4. Think about your child's diet, amount of time spent playing video games or watching television, and how much exercise he/ she receives. Stay away from soda and sugary treats! Eat a complete and healthy breakfast each morning. After school, when homework is done, it's time to get up, get motivated and get moving! Limit the use of the "electronic babysitter" as much as possible! 5. Create a bedtime routine. Make sure homework is completed, backpacks are by the front door, lunches are packed if needed and out ts are chosen. This will make your morning much less stressful! I encourage parents to choose an early bedtime, especially for younger children. If bedtime is 8 p.m., then it is a good idea to start winding down around 7:45 p.m. During the "wind down" period, read to or with your child. This should not be a stressful activity. You want to create an atmosphere that is calm and relaxed. At 8 p.m., it's lights out! No exceptions. A good night's sleep is a key factor in your child having a successful day at school! If none of these tips help, I recommend that you schedule a conference with your child's teacher. Often, teachers may have insights to issues that you are not even aware of. A good teacher is always willing to go above and beyond when it comes to helping your child develop a love for learning! Have a great year! School Matters: The AB-C’s of Education Amanda Nelson

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Saturday September 7th 1PM to 5PM at Langford Ford. The Great American Tailgate and Test Drive Event Food, ice cold drinks, fun, games, prizes, and Football on the Big Screen. Be one of the “rst 100 to take a test drive in a new Ford and Langford Ford will make a donation to your favorite Charity, Civic Organization, or Place of Worship.*Test drivers receive a free can koozie and will be entered to win one of many prizes to be given away during the Tailgate Event. Must be present to win. *Langford Ford will donate $20 each for the “rst 100 test drives during the event. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver license. Test drives will be done in order of arrival and registration, one per person. Contact Langford Ford for more details. 12 Caloosa Belle September 5, 2013