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Thursday, September 12, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 37 Chamber banquetTickets are ready for the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, set for Monday, October 21 at the LaBelle Civic Center. Keynote speaker will be Florida State Representative for Distict 80 Matt Hudson. As always, the chamber is asking for community input to nominate the Citizen of the Year. Is there someone in LaBelle who has truly stood out as a leader and a worker for the community this year? If you have a nominee, please w rite at letter of nomination, including why you feel this person is deserving of the honor and touching on his or her achievements. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, October 5, for consideration. A terri c fall menu is in store at this special evening, including roast pork or turkey with dressing, sweet potatoes, greens and dessert. The evening begins with a social hour with beer and wine available from 5-6 p.m. Serving begins at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker and awards presentation. Christmas in the Park, the chamber's annual holiday bash for LaBelle's kids, is scheduled for Friday, December 6. As always, Santa needs snow, even in Southwest Florida! Donations to help Mother Nature come up with cold white stuff are needed. Call the chamber at 675-0125 to help out. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Everywhere you look people are becoming more weight conscious. Weight is a primary concern for public health professionals, who understand that the earlier in life people develop health eating habits, the healthier they will be. Another result: good health translates into lower medical expenses across the board in adult life. According to Florida Health, overweight children are at high risk for the onset of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and even cancer. On September 5 and 6, Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong visited at the Hendry-Glades Health Department, rst in Moore Haven, then in LaBelle, highlighting this impending health crisis. Florida Representative for District 80 Matt Hudson joined Dr. Armstrong at the meeting. A large group of locals including Director of Spotlight on healthy weight Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersDr. John H. Armstrong See Health — Page 2 by Melissa BeltzThe Clewiston News The people of Western Hendry County have spoken. "The idea of spending scarce tax dollars in this horrible economy on a golf course seems daft," said Dr. Stan Andrews, resident of LaBelle and former director of Sponsored Research at Florida Atlantic University. "I would vote against anyone [commissioner] who votes for this. It shows me they didn't have enough judgement," said one Pioneer resident. "No one should pay for me to play golf," said avid golfer John Clark. "This matter should be on a referendum for the county and everybody to vote on," declared Glenn Scho eld, owner of Log Cabin Barbeque in LaBelle. More than a dozen residents from the LaBelle area traveled to Clewiston for the Board of County Commissioners' (BOCC) regular meeting on Sept. 10. Residents came to voice their opinions about the proposed plan to use part of the West Hendry County Recreational MSBU to support the construction of a new, 18-hole golf course. Board members proposed using $25 of the $100 MSBU toward the project, a $6.5 million endeavor. As part of numerous public hearings addressing the adoption of new and revised assessments for MSBUs, residents made it clear they do not want to pay for a new golf course they believe would fail anyway. Tina Noel, a resident of Hendry County since 1986, brought and distributed to the BOCC a packet of "clear, unbiased data" -as she proclaimed -highlighting the failings of the nation's golf courses in recent years, along with a map showing the 130 golf courses already in existence in Southwest Florida. One LaBelle resident asserted her opinion via written letter, which BOCC Chairman Karson Turner read aloud, calling LaBelle a "dirty, tired, unkept town." In her opinion, a golf course is not the place to spend taxpayer's money. Orville Howard, a resident of Clewiston and member of Clewiston's County Club, called the presentation -given by the vice president o f the rm interested in constructing the course -a "dog and pony show." He, along with man y critics of the proposed course, claimed the numbers the vice president used were in ated to bolster support. In fact, only two residents spoke in support of the new course at the meeting. BOCC shuts down using MSBU to fund golf courseSee Golf course — Page 2

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One resident, 29-year-old Christopher Zimmerly, recalled his fond memories working at former Oxbow golf course during his four years of high school. Zimmerly cited poor management as Oxbow’s downfall and believed the new course would be “fantastic” and people would come to play it. Steve Conrad, another supporter of the course, saw the proposal as an investment that would make money. Unlike Clewiston’s golf course, he said, the new course would be pro table because the “city wouldn’t be running it” and paying “outrageous salaries” to its employees. The proposed $25 MSBU would also help pay for the completion of a recreation complex on Forrey Drive in LaBelle. Many residents argued the entire $25 MSBU allotment should go towards the recreation complex, which consists presently of un nished baseball elds. One resident said, “We need baseball elds,” as he spoke at the podium before the commissioners. If kids are playing ball, he said, they won’t be in the streets.Commissioners’ commentsOnce the public hearing was closed, the commissioners were given the chance to respond to residents’ concerns. Chairman Turner took the oor rst. “Recreation for me is cradle to grave, not just for kids,” Chairman Turner stated, adding that Hendry County has an “issue with wellness” and more recreational facilities for adults are needed. Commissioner Don Davis was next to speak and said the letter sent out to residents explaining the proposed use of the MSBU was so confusing “Einstein couldn’t understand it” and for that reason, “everybody is confused.” Commissioner Davis continued by saying the business owners are being assessed, not home owners. “The business owners [are] paying for it. It’s the business people who want it,” he said. “This is the best way the businesses can refurbish in West Hendry County. We don’t have U.S. Sugar, we don’t have the payrolls they do over here. ... Our tourists are coming two months later and they’re leaving two months earlier because there is nothing to do in LaBelle. ... I’m backing this 100 percent.” Commissioner Davis ended his speech declaring that “we need something over here,” to which the audience responded “Something successful!” Commissioner Darrell Harris interrupted the outbursts and said he could not vote in favor of something that would tax the people. The residents approved, applauding Commissioner Harris’ statement. “I did publicly say that I would support the golf course, until the public hearing,” said Commissioner Harris, who added he would be in favor of it if it were paid for privately. Commissioner Janet Taylor was the last board member to speak about the issue. Commissioner Taylor said she had never received so many phone calls on any one issue before, and all opposed the issue. She, like Commissioner Harris, stated she would not support the assessment. Chairman Turner closed the public hearing and commissioners voted to approve the continuation of the $100 MSBU. Then, commissioners voted to approve the use of $25 worth of the $100 MSBU for the gol f course’s construction. Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the allocation. Silence ensued and the motion died due to lack of a second. Residents opposed to the proposal cheered the board’s decision -or lack thereof -immediately clearing the room as they made their way back toward their hometowns in Western Hendr y County. Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. … 12 p.m. LaBelle Fire Department 290 South Main Street, LaBelle, Fla.Call 239-343-5224 to schedule an appointment. Bilingual tting technicians will be available. For a schedule of all safety events and activities for children and families, visit our website at www.LeeMemorial.org/prevention/kohls.aspDid you know that nearly 73 percent of all car seats are installed incorrectly? More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. A correctly used car seat reduces child fatality risk by 71 percent.Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 239-343-5224 for more information and to book a time thats convenient for you.Protect Your Precious CargoCar Seat CheckupJoin Kohls Kids Safety Program and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida for a free car seat checkup. 2 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013Hendry County School Food Service and County Commissioner Darrell Harris, Superintendent of Schools Paul Puletti, representatives of the United W ay and Salvation Army. Hendry County A dministrator Charles Chapman and City of LaBelle representatives Ron Zimmerly and Mike Boyle gathered at the LaBelle site. The Surgeon General elded health-related questions from Mr. Harris about school lunch from Mr. Harris and from Superintendent Puletti on partnering with the health department on healthy eating. The surgeon general quickly noted three things everyone can do to kick off a healthier lifestyle: Substitute a bottle of water for one sugary drink every day Think Fresh from Florida Substitute a healthy snack like carrots for chips or sweets Other ideas include parking further back in a parking lot and walking to your of ce or to the store (which he said he does himself). He said he hopes Florida will utilize its easy access to agriculture to make it easier to educate children and parents about healthy eating. He hopes to focus on the bene ts something this area has in abundance: fresh local produce. The Florida Health Department has tagged weight as the #1 public health threat that challenges the bright future of Florida. A ccording to the department, only 35 percent of Floridians are at healthy weight. One quarter are obese, and the rest are overw eight. It is predicted that, by 2030, almost 60 percent of Floridians will be obese. According to DoH statistics:  The costs of care for chronic diseases from obesity alone—diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and arthritis—are unsustainable, estimated to be $34B over the next 17 years.  Over the next 20 years in Florida, obesity could contribute to:  2,442,415 new cases of type 2 diabetes  6,188,174 new cases of heart disease and stroke  5,261,978 new cases of hypertension  3,266,082 new cases of arthritis  869,214 new cases of obesity-related cancer. Obviously, there is a long way to go to improve people’s eating habits. The government’s long-standing Women, Infants and Children Food Nutrition Service (WIC) is also being revamped to include more healthy food items geared directly to each family through simple testing. The health department now measures kids’ height and weight, and checks iron levels, etc., to target the speci c vegetables or fruits that will be the most helpful for each child. The Federal government predicted changes in the WIC program would take eight years to implement, but Florida has done it in one year. Hendry/Glades expects to have it set up in six to eight months. Mary Ruth Proudy explained the Fresh 2 U program in Hendry and Glades in which schools bring different fruits and vegetables to students to try. “We are very excited that Dr. Armstrong is visiting Glades and Hendry Counties to meet our staff and community partners and discuss the innovative ways we promote the Healthiest Weight Initiative in rural areas”, stated Pat Dobbins, Administrator and Health Of cer for the Department of Health in Glades and Hendry Counties. After over two centuries, it seems that Benjamin Franklin had it right: An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Health Continued From Page 1 Golf courseContinued From Page 1

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3 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 Please be advised that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the Hendry County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) will convene its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals led with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made include testimony and evidence. The VAB may discuss related issues in addition at the suggestion or request of the Chairman or members prior to or during the meeting. County Value Adjustment Board to meet LaBelleIdy Alberto Calzada Santos, 45, was arrested and charged with sale of marijuana schedule 1 and possession of marijuana w ith intent to sell. Det. Echevarria was arresting of cer. Alejandro Lynn Browning, 12, was arrested September 6 and charged with criminal mischief with property damage under $200 and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Sgt. Buchhofer was arresting of cer. Demetrio Galavez Lara, 34, was arrested September 5 and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. J. Conyers w as arresting of cer. Daniel Franklin Atkisson, 29, was arrested September 3 and charged with cruelty to a child in icting physical or mental injury. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. Jose Angel Lopez Jr., 17, was arrested September 4 and charged with battery touch/ strike, burglary with assault or battery, trespass property not a structure or conveyance and resisting an of cer without violence. N. Krause was arresting of cer. Jason Matthew Kats, 25, was arrested September 3, and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession/use of drug equipment. Sgt. J. Woods was arresting of cer. Allah L. Lawrence, 26, was arrested September 2 and charged with resisting an of cer without violence, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, etc., distribution or delivery of marijuana under 20 grams, possession or use of drug equipment and destroying, tampering or fabricating physical evidence. CPD Of cer J. Garrett was arresting of cer.ClewistonNicholas Joe Thomas, 20, was arrested September 9 and charged with battery touch/strike, burglary of an occupied conveyance unarmed and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. Sgt. J. Hunt was arresting of cer. Marguarita Denice Campbell, 24, was arrested September 9 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. Sgt. J. Hunt was arresting of cer. Cartavious J. Grantlin, 21, was arrested September 7 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and possession of cocaine. CPD Of cer J. Pilon was arresting of cer. Curtis Moore, 53, was arrested September 3 and charged with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. J. Rojas was arresting of cer. A rrest ReportsYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads -Fort MyersEdison State College of cials announced that Jade Dellinger has been named the Director of Exhibitions and Collections. Mr. Dellinger will oversee the day to day operations of the Rauschenberg Gallery, the Museum of Medical History and the Richard H. and Julia Rush Collection while establishing donor relationships to encourage gifts for the bene t of the galleries, museums, and special collections. Dellinger is a graduate of the University of South Florida and New York University. Dellinger brings his 20+ years of experience to Edison State College after serving as the consulting curator and regular collaborator with the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida and the Tampa Museum of Art. "Mr. Dellinger brings both passion for contemporary art and experience in how to exhibit it. His enthusiasm could light a room" says Dr. Edith Pendleton, Dean of Libraries for Edison State College. ESC names director of exhibitions and collections Jade Dellinger

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4 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 6752541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. New Data Shows an Overall Decrease in Tobacco Use Among the State’s Youth – New data, released this week by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), indicates there are tens of thousands of fewer teens smoking today than before the Tobacco Free Florida program launched in 2007. This drop equates to 40.7 percent fewer Florida high school students who are current cigarette smokers. Since 2007, there are about 70,000 fewer y outh smokers and 272,000 fewer youth exposed to secon The progress seen in Florida is consistent w ith a downward trend in cigarette use and an increase in smoke-free policies around the country. “This signi cant decrease in smoking among youth is great news for the young people of Florida,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Our tobacco prevention program’s statewide media campaign and communitylevel interventions are making a positive difference for Florida’s families.” The data, provided by the Florida Department of Health’s 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS), shows: o 8.6 percent of high school students reported current cigarette use, meaning they smoked a cigarette at least once during the past 30 days, a 40.7 percent decrease compared to 2007 o 13.5 percent of high school students reported current cigar use, a 31.1 percent decline compared to 2007 o 5.6 percent of high school students reported current smokeless tobacco use, a 12.3 percent decrease compared to 2007 In 2006, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment requiring 15 percent of the state’s tobacco settlement fund be used for a comprehensive tobacco education and prevention program. In 2007, the funding was used to launch the Tobacco Free Florida program, which is managed by the DOH. Preventing tobacco use and encouraging cessation among young people are critical in combating the tobacco epidemic because nearly nine out of 10 smokers start by age 18. In fact, despite the progress in reducing the number of smokers, an estimated 18,900 youth (under 18 years) in Florida will become new cigarette smokers this year. Of every three young smokers, only one will quit, and one of those remaining smokers will die from tobacco-related causes. “Data shows the number of youth who try or habitually use tobacco increases with each increasing grade level,” said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. “As students go back to school, now is a perfect time for parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of tobacco use.” Teens whose parents strongly disapprove of their tobacco use – even if they use tobacco themselves – are less likely to take up tobacco. Parental disapproval has even been found to counteract peer in uence. Yet, the 2013 FYTS shows that only 49.6 percent of high school students had talked with a parent or guardian about the dangers of tobacco in the past year. It’s also important for health care providers to talk to their young patients. In fact, youth were less likely to try smoking if they received some kind of counseling or education from their doctors or other health care providers, according to recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released on Aug 26. The in uential panel’s recommendations were published in two medical journals, including the Annals of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. For tips on talking with kids and teens about tobacco, please visit www.tobaccofree orida.com/apps/tipsforparents. Data shows teen smoking declining in Florida Momentum. The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN), whose goal is to create the next generation that cares about sh and wildlife conservation, is on a roll. This bold initiative, sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), is dedicated to providing a statewide network of sustainable places where youth and their families can participate in outdoor activities that inspire conservation stewardship and a love of our fabulous natural resources. The FYCCN is about helping kids develop a passion for nature and the outdoors. At a time when participation in traditional outdoor activities is on the decline and obesity and other health problems, including attention de cit disorder, diabetes, asthma and heart disease, are leading to worries that this generation may be the rst to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, the FYCCN offers a bright ray of hope. Thanks to many friends – bene cent donors, excited partners, passionate volunteers and outstanding leadership – what was a bold idea a few years ago is now a reality. One of those friends is famed marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey Inc. and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, recently presented a check for $50,000 to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida to help fund FYCCN saltwater shing camps that infuse in youth conservation ethics and a sense of stewardship related to the sport of shing. “We are proud and excited to partner with FYCCN in furtherance of our marine educational programs and goals,” said Dr. Harvey. “This partnership will help us to teach and develop the next generation of responsible Florida sportsmen and women.” With help such as this, the FYCCN is expanding its network of youth centers to teach kids basic principles of conservation and outdoor ethics. They also stress traditional outdoor recreational skills, including shing, shooting sports, boating, wildlife viewing and more. Visit FYCCN.org for details. The Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the of cial public-support organization for the FWC, is a major partner in this effort. Its striving to collect donations (WildlifeFoundationofFlorida.com/FYCC) and help coordinate sponsors has played a signi cant role in the rapid evolution of the FYCCN. The FYCCN is a true “network.” The effectiveness of more than 225 statewide partners working together is creating the base necessary to make a difference in the lives of Florida’s youth. Parks and recreation departments, nature centers, volunteer groups, clubs and environmental organizations, private landowners, sporting goods stores and people who want to help with programming all are contributing to the cause. By implementing the network using a hub-and-spoke structure, the FYCCN includes “Wild Outdoors” centers that offer deep-woods experiences, as well as “Near Outdoor” sites, which offer experiences closer to children in their everyday lives. The “Wild Outdoors” experiences include traditional outdoor activities like shing, canoeing, shooting sports, hiking, camping and deep-woods orienteering. The “Near Outdoor” experiences may include an urban shing pond or pier, archery in the schools, a local birding competition or a habitat program being taught in the schools. The key to its successful implementation is its effective partnering with local, urban-based programs and assisting them in offering traditional outdoor pursuits connected with conservation. Making these connections – with existing, successful youth programs, school systems, clubs, churches and youth-oriented groups interested in traditional outdoor pursuits and conservation – provides instant access to kids. “Many places in Florida offer youth the opportunity to go shing, hunting, hiking, boating and wildlife viewing,” said FYCCN director Rae Waddell. “We want to work with these sites to expand their reach through the knowledge, training and resources that are available through FYCCN.” Waddell’s leadership has helped make the FYCCN a formidable tool in the ght against too much time spent indoors with electronic media and too little time spent outdoors with nature. But there is much more to be done, and they need your help to do it. They need:  Businesses and organizations to become partners.  Property owners and manufacturers to provide sites and resources.  Volunteers of every age and ability.  Fundraising support and nancial contributions. Youth conservation on a roll

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Antoinette Peck, a solo practitioner at Peck Law Of ce, P.A., was selected to be an Inaugural Fellow in The Florida Bar Leadership Academy. Peck was selected as one of 59 inductees out of 263 applications from throughout the state of Florida. Approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors this year, the program lasts one y ear and its goal is to reach out to lawyers from across the state of Florida and help give them the skills and resources to become leaders not only in the legal profession, but in their communities. The program will include six meetings at locations throughout the state over the course of the year. The curriculum will focus on developing skills and networking opportunities within the legal profession and having the fellows create projects to put their new skills to use. Fellows of the Academy have the opportunity to network, interact, collaborate and build relationships with state and national bar executives. Diversity is an important component of the program and fellows were chosen to create a Leadership Academy class that re ects the different regions and populations of the state. Peck received her law degree in 2005 from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 2002. With more than 95,000 members, The Florida Bar is charged by the Supreme Court of Florida with the regulation of the practice of law in Florida as well as promoting the administration of justice. A ttorney Antoinette Peck named to Florida Bar Leadership Academy by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is making quite a name for itself, garnering attention from some of the most prestigious organizations in the world. In October, CIW members will travel to New York City to receive a high honor that has been presented to some of the world's most brilliant people the Four Freedoms A ward. CIW has earned the Freedom from W ant medal "for their efforts to improve labor conditions for Florida's agricultural w orkers." It is expected that staff members Gerardo Reyes, Neli Rodriguez and Greg A sbed will travel to New York to receive the medal. According to a press release from the Roosevelt Institute, "When we started organizing 20 years ago in Immokalee, we would gather in a borrowed room at a local church and pass around these blue, pocket-sized copies of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which of course contains the Four Freedoms in its Preamble and was championed by the First Lady," said Gerardo Reyes of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. "Our work today advancing the human rights of workers in the agricultural industry is deeply rooted in that most inspirational of the Roosevelts' many legacies, which is why there is no recognition that is more appropriate -or could make us more proud -than to receive the Freedom from Want Medal." CIW Staff Member Greg Asbed said over the last few years CIW has implemented a v ision/model of the human tomato industry based on a system of workers with a voice, a role, to eliminate bad practices, to make the industry better. "This system bene ts workers, growers and buyers and creates a better industry for everyone with a unique partnership model," he commented. Mr. Asbed took great pride in the earning of this award and offered assurances that CIW would "keep doing what we've always done." He expects that the Four Freedoms award will increase the organization's pro le."We need buyers to participate in this partnership for it to grow and be as strong as it can be," he said. Pointing to big corporations like Whole Foods and McDonalds, which have signed on to the Fair Food Agreement. The goal is to provide a one cent per pound increase for pickers in wages and to eliminate the abuses that have plaqued the industry for years. He noted that the "hometown" grocer, Publix, has yet to become a partner. He said the award shows the impact of CIW's work and hopes the award will bring more buyers into the fold tohelp do their part in improving farworkers' lives. Mr. Asbed said the CIW includes 5,000 members but impacts over 30,000 Florida agricultural workers directly. He noted that the group represents 90 percent of the Florida tomato industry, which in turn accounts for 90 percent of the US domestic tomato industry. Florida is the sole source of domestic tomatoes during the winter months, from November through May He pointed out that the White House and even a worldwide organization like the United Nations has recognized that their model is working. With this award, the CIW stands in the company of amazing past recipients like Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter and more internationally-respected human rights champions. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards will be presented Wednesday, October 16. with the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Along with CIW, poet, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will be awarded the overall Freedom Medal "for his message of personal responsibility to one's community and environment." Economist and author Paul Krugman will receive the Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal for challenging economic orthodoxy and advancing a more equitable vision of society; Violence Interrupter Ameena Matthews will receive the Freedom from Fear Medal for her work to prevent violence on the streets of Chicago; and NETWORK director Sister Simone Campbell will receive the Freedom of Worship Medal for championing social justice in the health care reform debate. According to the press release,"The Four Freedoms Address succinctly expresses what democracy is all about. My grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, believed this, worked for it, and lived it. It is, to this day, a rousing call to action and an enduring message of hope for people all over the world," said Anna E. Roosevelt, chair o f the Roosevelt Institute's Board of Directors. "I am pleased to see the Awards ceremon y in New York City this year and hope even more people can engage with the work o f this year's outstanding laureates."About the Roosevelt InstituteThe Roosevelt Institute is an ideas and leadership organization founded in the belief that America should offer opportunity to all. To develop a new social contract for the 21st century, we advance the work of progressive economists and social policy thinkers and support an emerging generation o f leaders as they design solutions to the nation's most pressing issues. 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 12, 2013 CIW to be honored with Freedom from Want medal

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Dear Bidders, On behalf of all of us at the Hendry County Clerk of the Courts of“ce, we welcome you to our new web site at www.hendry.realforeclose.com for online sales of tax deed and foreclosure properties. Starting on July 15th, 2013 all tax deed and foreclosure sales will be conducted online. This new online process is designed to ensure fairness and increase the number of potential buyers for each property. We believe this will be of bene“t to bidders and property owners alike. The online sale site is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This offers you the opportunity to review property information, make deposits, place bids, view auction results and pay for your winnings, all from the comfort of your home or of“ce and at times that are convenient for you. Before getting started, please review the information regarding auction rules and procedures in the Tax Deed ProcessŽ and Foreclosure ProcessŽ documents. The Frequently Asked QuestionsŽ section also provides answers to common questions that you may “nd useful. For information relating to the tax deed or foreclosure process, please contact our of“ce at (863) 675-5217. If you have questions about the use of the site, please contact the Realauction Customer Service Department toll free at (877) 361-7325. Thank you for joining us as we implement an online process for foreclosure and tax deed property sales. Once oriented, we are sure you will “nd the online auction process simple to use and the site easy to navigate. Sincerely, Barbara S. Butler Clerk of the Courts Hendry County, Florida NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL UPDATE OF THE HENDRY COUNTY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on September 24, 2013 at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider adopting the annual update of the Capital Improvements Schedule which is part of the Capital Improvement Element of the Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with Section 163.3177(3)(b), F.S., the capital improvement element must be reviewed by the local government on an annual basis. Modi“cations to update the 5-year capital improvements schedule may be accomplished by ordinance and may not be deemed to be amendments to the local comprehensive plan. The Ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE NO 2013-_____ AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE ANNUAL UPDATE (FY 2013-14) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 163.3177, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed ordinance and amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners of“ce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or 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. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (scatala@hendry”a.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863-674-4194). Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 6 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 If you live or do business in Hendry County, your ood risk may have changed. Citizens will have an opportunity to look at and ask questions about the Preliminary Countywide Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) at the upcoming public open house. These maps cover all of Hendry County, including the Cities of Clewiston and LaBelle and the unincorporated areas of Hendry County. The open house is an informal event, open to everyone. Attendees may arrive at any time during the three-hour event and receive individualized attention. Public Outreach Open House Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4-7 p.m. John Boy Auditorium, 100 Sugarland Park Drive, Clewiston. Attendees will see paper or digital versions of the preliminary ood maps. Information tables will be set up around the room, where staff from FEMA, local communities and engineering contractors will answer questions about ood insurance, engineering and development permit requirements. Attendees can also pick up a variety of printed information. Some important reasons to attend the open house include: See if your home or business is affected by changes in designations of high-risk special ood hazard areas; Ask questions about how the map changes may affect your ood insurance premiums; Learn more about the engineering behind the new maps, Ask questions about permitting in the ood zone, Understand your ood risk better, Understand the map adoption process; and Get information about how to le an appeal if you have better technical data. A few weeks after the open house, there will be a 90-day appeal and comment period. Once all appeals and comments have been addressed, the community will have six months until the maps become "effective." The communities will use this time to adopt the new ood maps into their local ordinances. Adopting the new ood maps means that federally backed ood insurance will continue to be available to the residents of the community. Property owners will be able to purchase new policies and existing ood policies may be renewed. It also means federal disaster assistance may be provided to repair insurable buildings located within the Special Flood Hazard Area. Check out proposed ood maps 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. Church Briefs The family of Dorothy Riddle, 64, is hoping the community can help with funeral expenses for her. Ms. Riddle led a quite life in LaBelle for the past 25 years. She had been disabled for about 20 years and lost her battle with cancer September 9. She has an adult wheelchair-bound daughter. An account has been set up at Florida Community Bank to help the family bury their loved one. Please make checks out to Robert Cody. There will be a cupcake fundraiser this weekend at one of the grocery stores. Look for other upcoming fundraisers to help out. For more information call Mary at 6129873 or 234-8520. Family needs assistance The 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 year 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, which will be raf ed off over the next several weeks. The group ill be excepting 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. Get ready for the big rib cookoff

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LABELLE ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL4050 E. COWBOY WAY Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 612-0706 or (863) 983-1511 LABELLE ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY NIGHT TIME CLASSES Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-111 Mon-Thurs 08/19/13 12/12/13 6:00pm 9:00pm $30 $120 Ms. Jones LHS-15-012 GED Prep 9900026-111 Mon-Thurs 08/19/13 12/12/13 6:00pm 9:00pm $30 $120 Ms. Jones LHS-15-012 ESOL 9900040-111 Mon-Thurs 0819/13 12/12/13 6:00pm 9:00pm $30 $120 Ms. Alaniz LHS-15-008 Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher E91010P-111 Saturdays 10/05/13 10/12/13. 8:00am-3:30pm. $95 Mrs. Way Clewiston AdultHendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Garry Ensor Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 7 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration has launched Business.USA.gov/ healthcare, a one-stop-shop Website which w ill provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care A ct may affect businesses and help them compete. The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps them provide affordable coverage options to their employees while still meeting their bottom line. The site will act as a user-friendly hub that connects employers to informational content on tax credits and other prov isions of the law from the Small Business A dministration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury Department. As part of the Administration’s ongoing dialogue with leaders of our nation’s top businesses, this latest tool will help ensure that employers of all sizes know what the Affordable Care Act means for them, and have the information they need to take advantage of the new bene ts and opportunities under the law. The Administration will work with the employer community to ensure the site continues to be a helpful resource for businesses and their employees, including updating the site with additional, timely information. “As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, it is so important for us to work with the business community and provide employers with the information they need,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “The health care website on Business.USA.gov/ healthcare will be a tremendous resource for self-employed Americans and businesses of all sizes to learn what the Affordable Care Act means for them.” “The Affordable Care Act helps level the playing eld for small businesses, expanding their bargaining power and their ability to offer the kind of valuable bene t packages that attract and retain top-quality workers. Small businesses are a cornerstone of our economy and we are committed to working with them to raise awareness and access to the historic tax credits that can help small businesses and employees cover the cost of health care,” said Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. “It’s important for small business owners to know the facts about the Affordable Care Act and Business.USA.gov/healthcare delivers resources and need-to-know information through one streamlined tool,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “This Website will prove to be an invaluable resource for small employers to learn how the law is ushering in better options for them and their employees.” “The Affordable Care Act is providing better care and better choices for millions of Americans, and this is another great tool for employers to learn how they can offer health coverage that makes sense for their business and employees, and works for their bottom line,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Many parts of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March, 2010, are already in effect, including new consumer protections, and improvements to health care coverage that ensure consumers get more value for their premium dollars. Additional bene ts will take effect in late 2013 and beyond. Starting October 1, 2013, individuals, including those who are self-employed, and small businesses looking for a better plan, will have a new way to shop for private health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) found at HealthCare.gov. Individuals may be eligible for lower costs on their monthly premiums and selfemployed individuals and small businesses may be eligible for tax credits to help with the costs of coverage. “SBA South Florida District has spoken to dozens of small business owners about the law and what small business owners should be aware of,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero. “This website is a great initiative for business owners. Our of ce is available to speak to groups of small business owners whether it be a chamber of commerce gathering or other civic gathering. It’s important for small business owners to understand how this law affects them and where to seek assistance.” President Obama issued a challenge to government agencies to think beyond their organizational boundaries in the best interest of serving America’s business community, and start thinking and acting more like the businesses they serve. He directed the creation of BusinessUSA. gov, a centralized platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. BusinessUSA.gov leverages the resources of our partners across the federal government to ensure that business owners get comprehensive information and easy-to-use tools related to range of topics, including health care. To learn more, please visit Business.USA.gov. One-stop website on Affordable Care Act launched TALLAHASSEE Governor Scott proclaims September as Florida Preparedness Month. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) reminds Floridians and visitors to prepare for all types of disasters by having an emergency preparedness plan and a disaster supply kit. While September is the historical peak of hurricane season, Florida also experiences natural hazards such as extreme heat, thunderstorms, tornadoes, wild re, oods, and drought. There is no better time than today to get a plan for your family or business. “Florida Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to Florida’s residents and visitors that a disaster can happen any time and the best way to recover is by preparing,” said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. “Take the time to review your family and business plan. Ensure your disaster supply kit is complete with the recommended items. Do not wait until a disaster happens to con rm your plans.” Created in September 2004, National Preparedness Month recognizes the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 and encourages all Americans to prepare. Florida Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to all Floridians to remain vigilant about the threat of natural hazards, but also manmade disasters. All Floridians should take personal responsibility and develop a disaster preparedness plan based upon their own needs, and an emergency supply kit to sustain themselves and their family for up to 72 hours after a disaster by visiting FloridaDisaster.org. Kids can also build their own disaster supply kit at KidsGetAPlan.com. Students, parents and teachers can also obtain safety information, books and learning tools to be better prepared. For more information about emergency response in Florida, the 2013 Hurricane Season, and how you can to Get A Plan! visit FloridaDisaster.org. Follow FDEM on Twitter at @FLSERT, on Facebook at Facebook. com/FloridaSERT and Facebook.com/KidsGetAPlan. Prepare now for hurricanes

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! NOTICE OF MEETING 2013 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDPLEASE BE ADVISED that pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, the HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (VAB) will convene its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of considering matters pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statutes, Chapter 194 and other items as may be appropriate or timely. Petitions, complaints and appeals led with the VAB will be referred to hearings conducted by Special Magistrates at the Hendry County Courthouse; or at other designated locations as needed. This meeting is open to the public, and interested citizens are invited to attend. No decisions concerning Special Magistrate recommendations will be made by the Board at the meeting. Anyone who appeals a decision made by the VAB will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The VAB may discuss other related issues in addition to the above matters at the suggestion or request of the Chairman or members prior to or during the meeting. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk Hendry County Value Adjustment Board 8 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 Submitted photoComputer giftSouthwest Florida Regional Planning Council recently donated four computers to Barron Library. As the organization updates computers within their of ce, the older units that are still in working condition are placed with other organizations that are in need of them. Credit goes to Commissioner Karson Turner for making a special effort to locate good used computers for the library, and to Jennifer Pellechio for coordinating arrangements for Barron Library to receive them. Submitted photo/ Brenda BarnesSpecial Guest at Kiwanis Meeting!The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle had a special guest at their meeting Tuesday night August 27. State Representative Matt Hudson was the guest speaker for the evening. He is one of 120 State Representatives. He represents House District 80 which includes Hendry County and parts of Collier County (East of I-75). He is on several committees including Healthcare Appropriations and Health and Human Services. Representative Hudson has an of ce in LaBelle, Collier and in Tallahassee. He talked to the club and club visitors about some of the changes in the state and some of the bills that have been passed during his last six years in of ce. He also gave club members the opportunity to ask questions or voice their concerns. He calls our area "home" and wants to see positive growth in Hendry County. State Representative Matt Hudson receiving a "certi cate of thanks" from Brenda Barnes-President for the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle, thanking him for being a guest speaker. The Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail’s free bird listing reward program W ings Over Florida is more popular than ever. The program has already surpassed its best ever year in terms of the number of certi cates awarded, and it is hoped this trend continues. Do you keep a Florida life list? You do! Then print and ll out a Wings Over Florida rules and application form and Checklist of Florida birds; mail them both to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission c/o Andy Wraithmell, Wings Over Florida Program, P.O. Box 6181, Tallahassee, FL 32314-6181 If you have taken part in Wings Over Florida before and are continuing to build y our Florida life list, you may have quali ed for a higher level certi cate. Certi cates are awarded as follows: Cardinal level 50 to 149 species Scrub-Jay level 150 to 249 species Skimmer level 250 to 299 species Egret level 300 to 349 species Kite level 350+ species Latest Wings Over Florida News Do you keep a list of how many bird species you see each calendar year? Starting in January 2014 we will start awarding a Florida Big Year certi cate for birders who see more than 150 species during a single calendar year! The organization is also currently working on a new online application process, which will include tips on where to go birding in Florida and bird identi cation. It is aiming to to have this new service available towards the end of 2013 and also developing a new Wings Over Florida Butter y program with the University of Florida. For more information about Wings Over Florida contact Andy Wraithmell: andy. wraithmell@myfwc.com or visit the Wings Over Florida webpages Earn bird listing award

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LaBelle Elementary School presented certi cates of recognition to Vickie Reynolds and Debbie Burchard Klemmer at Two Peas CafŽ and Matt Ponzzio and Becky Hopkins at the UPS store for their collection efforts. LaBelle Elementary collects Coke Reward Points from Coke product bottle caps, the aps from the cardboard refrigerator packs, and the shrink wrap packaging from 32-can packs, to purchase at screen TVs and video cameras for the school. LES also collects Box Tops for Education to submit for cash to purchase items for Family Reading Night. These two local businesses have gone above and beyond with their collection efforts. LaBelle Elementary wishes to thank them for helping to make great things happen for our school and looks forward to their continued support. If you would like to join in our collection efforts, please contact Mrs. Kirby-Coordinator at 863-674-4150. 9 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €For a limited timeFREE EXAMA $50 ValuePartners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! Submitted photosABOVE: Vickie Reynolds and Debbie Klemmer of Two Peas Cafe. BELOW: Matt Ponzzio and Becky Hopkins at UPS Store. LaBelle Elementary recognizes local businesses for their support Lamplighters meet monthlyThe Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for recovery from incest, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. 100 Chapters in 13 countries and counting. We need an Army! The LaBelle, Florida Chapter meets on the fourth Thursday of each month 6 p.m. at the Barron Library 461 N Main Street. Call for information (863) 342-8075 ask for Nora we w elcome Advocates (no charge) you also can visit out website at www.thelamplighters.org. Community Brief

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LMS parent meeting setLaBelle Middle School will hold its second PTO meeting on September 23, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Mr. Kenneth Pickles, A ssistant Principal, will be there to discuss this year’s discipline procedures. We need to nalize our Yankee Candle sales and discuss the Parent Involvement Plan. Remember, it is extremely important to stay connected w ith your middle school child, so, come on out to the PTO to get the real scoop! Hope to see you there.LMS reunion del PTOLa Escuela Intermedia LaBelle tendr su segunda reunin de PTO el 23 de Septiembre, a las 6 p.m. en la cafetera. El Sr. Kenneth Pickles, asistente principal estar discutiendo el procedimiento de disciplina de este ao. Estaremos hablando de nuestra venta de velas (Yankee Candle) y discutiremos el Plan de Participacin de los Padres. Recuerde es extremadamente importante mantenerse informado de las cosas que suceden en la escuela de su nio, as que, venga hacer parte de este evento! Esperamos verlo. NOTICE RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE YARD WASTE PICKUPTo avoid confusion about Yard Waste Regulations, as outlined in the Hendry County Code of Ordinances;Yard Waste Pickup Requirements are as follows: € Place within 6 feet of curbside pickup site in front of residence. € Loose materials (grass/leaves) must be bagged or canned, not to exceed 40 pounds. € Limbs/Branches are not to exceed 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter & must be bundled & tied or in cans, not to exceed 40 pounds. € No vacant lot piles will be collected € Do not mix Yard Waste with other garbage € Composting/Mulching/Regulated Burns are options € Direct Haul to Transfer Stations (tipping fee applies) is another option. Alternative Pickup Options are available (for a fee) for Non-Compliant Yard Waste & Special Pickups. Call Progressive to make arrangements. When in Doubt, call before you put Yard Waste out. Building/Licensing/Code Enforcement 863-675-5245 or 863-983-1463 Progressive Waste (WSI/Choice) 863-675-2481 or 863-675-7713 Special Districts/Waste Management Hendry County 863-675-5252 WARNING CODE VIOLATION Section 1-10-96 Hendry County CURBSIDE RESIDENCIAL RECOGIDA DE BASURA DE YARDA Evitar confusin sobre Reglamento de Basura de Yarda, como per“lado en el Cdigo de Condado Hendry de Ordenanzas; las Exigencias de Recogida de Basura de Yarda son como sigue: € 6 pies de sitio de recogida curbside delante de residencia. € Materiales Sueltos (hierba/hojas) debe ser empaquetado o canned, para no exceder 40 libras. € Miembros/Ramas no deben exceder 4 pies de largo o 4 pulgadas en el dimetro y deben ser atadas en un fardo y atadas o en botes de basura, para no exceder 40 libras. € Ningunas hemorroides de parte vacantes ser coleccionado € No mezclan la Basura de Yarda con otra basura € Composting/Mulching/Regulated Quemaduras son opciones € Tirn Directo para Transferir Estaciones (tipping honorarios se aplica) es otra opcin. Las Opciones de Recogida Alternativas estn disponibles (para unos honorarios) para la Yarda No dcil Recogidas de Desecho y Especiales. Llame Progresivo para hacer preparativos. Cuando en la Duda, llame antes de que usted saque la Basura de Yarda. Building/Licensing/Code Enforcement 863-675-5245 or 863-983-1463 Progressive Waste (WSI/Choice) 863-675-2481 or 863-675-7713 Special Districts/Waste Management Hendry County 863-675-5252 La conformidad ser estrictamente hecha cumplir. 10 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittCowboys lookin’ good!The Cowboys were looking good in the second half of the Monday night home football game against the Evangelical Christian Sentinels. The nal score was 4836. Lightning forced the postponement from last Friday. Scoring came from: Jesus Karr; Danny Robinson run; Robinson run; Michael Lopez punt return, Karr run; Robinson run; Ayala run. TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free shing days. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s licensefree shing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the nest shing in the world. Florida’s recreational freshwater and saltwater shing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and events like these help grow the industry even more. I’m excited that the FWC has adopted four more license-free shing days for a total of eight days per year. These days are a great way to introduce more Floridians to the lifetime sport of shing.” Florida currently offers the public four license-free shing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational shing license is waived for residents and visitors. Saltwater license-free shing days this year were on June 1 and Sept. 1 and freshwater’s were April 6 and June 8. During its Sept. 5 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) added four more license-free shing days to the calendar, and the Florida Legislature approved this increase earlier this year. The additional saltwater license-free shing days will be Oct. 12 and Nov. 30 and additional freshwater license-free days will be Nov. 29 and Dec. 28. To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC planned these dates around holiday weekends and national events and National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by signi cant national media coverage and public events, National Fishing and Boating Week promotes boating and shing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing to learn more about saltwater and freshwater shing in Florida. Four additional license-free shing days added School Briefs Sign up for soccerRegister for LaBelle Youth Soccer Associationr 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. Registra hasta el domingo, 22 de septiembre (1-3 p.m.). Futbol recreaccional para jovenes de 4-14 aos de edad. Se require certi cado de nacimiento y otra forma de identi cacion, el costo es de $40 cada nio. Sport Shorts

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HIV and agingAccording to the US Administration on A ging, 31 percent percent of people living w ith HIV nationwide and 17 percent of the new HIV/AIDS cases are over the age of 50. The 6th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be held on September 18, 2013. In observance of NHAAAD, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Wednesday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle; 1100 Olympia St, Clewiston; and 1021 Health Park Dr, Moore Haven. Age is not a deterrent to HIV. Get tested. Time to QuitJoin the meet and greet sponsored by the Drug Free Hendry Coalition/Hendry County Tobacco-Free Partnerships. FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Gum, Patches & Lozenges for those that are eligible. Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 South Main Street, LaBelleWednesday, September 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m. or Clewiston at HRMC, 524 Sagamore Ave. To register or for more information contact: EAHEC Tobacco Ofce 877-819-2357. Sponsored by Everglades A rea Health Education Center www.eahectobacco.com 877.819.2357.Nature Park and Trail CleanupThe Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board, Hendry-Glades Audubon and Riverwatch w ould like to invite community organizations, youth groups and individuals to a LaBelle Nature Park Air Potato Roundup and Trail Cleanup on Saturday, September 14, and November 23 from 8 a.m.–noon. Air potato is an invasive plant species that has been listed as one of Florida’s most invasive plant species since 1993 (http://edis.ifas.u edu/AG112). Hats, gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes and insect repellant are recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rakes and shovels. Water will be prov ided. The LaBelle Nature Park is located at Hardee Street and Fraser on the Caloosahatchee River in LaBelle. Website: http:// w ww.labellenaturepark.net Call Margaret England at 674-0695 for information. Scouts plan car washCome to Troop 9’s car wash Saturday, September 14, 8 a.m. at the Captain Quick Lube and Vicky’s Lunch Box to camp out in Key Largo John Penekamp in October. The boys need masks, ippers, snorkels and camping fee! Come out and support you local Boy Scout Troop 9!.Car club to meetAttention all area car enthusiasts the South Central Florida Car Club’s monthly Cruise In ‘Hot Rides & Hot Dogs in the Park’ return to Barron Park, SR 29 N on September 17 starting at 5 p.m. This event is open to everyone. Auto lovers of all ages are welcome. Come and share in a fun evening. We serve up some great grilled hot dogs served with some great xings, cold drink and chips. So dust off that great ride and join us. More info call 863-634-1791.VFW Auxiliary’s making meatballs!VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 invites you to its Pasta and meatball dinner Friday, September 13, beginning at 5 p.m. The $8.00 includes dessert. Come Early before its all gone! Enjoy a smoke free dining room, located on So. Hwy. 29, by the Rodeo Grounds. For Further Information call 863675-8008. All proceeds will go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Wednesday of each month at The Post at 7 p.m. 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 675-0761.GOP women, alliance to meetCaloosa Federated Republican Women and the Southwest Florida Conservative Alliance will meet Wednesday, September 18, 6 p.m. at the Florida Cafe in Clewiston. Key Note Speaker: Paul Puletti, Hendry County Superintendent of Schools. Suzanne Harper is interim president and nominee for president 2014/2016 (2 year term). If you have questions please contact Suzanne at (561) 755-7453. CFRW election is Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Forrey’s Grill in LaBelle. 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 how 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 be held every Tuesday 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.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. 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 get-together 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, 3–6:30 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.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. ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ Paid AdvertisementPossible Welding School Oerede Hendry County School District is considering oering a year-long Welding Course through the Adult Ed/Workforce Development Department. We are conducting an interest survey at this time to measure interest for this program. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Garry Ensor, Administrator of Workforce Development at ensorg@hendry.k12..us or call (863) 983-1511. 11 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 Community Briefs

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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 452048 CN 9/12,19/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 25 de Septembre de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 452049 CN 9/12,19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Selection Committee Meeting for RFQ 2013-24 There will be a meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. to review and select the submittals for Designing and Permitting Services and CEI Services for construction of a 12’ turn lane from southbound and northbound CR 835 to the proposed main entrance of a commercial development. The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Administrative Conference Room, located at 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact the Hendry County Engineer’s Of ce at (863) 675-5222 or (863)-983-1588. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County 452137 CN/CB 9/12/2013 Notice of Public Meeting Hendry County Tourist Development Council Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a regular meeting [September 19, 2013] beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston FL. If no quorum is established, the alternate meeting date is [September 26, 2013] at the same time and location. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Hendry County Tourist Development Council Darrell R. Harris, Chairman 452047 CN/CB 9/12/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN Notice is hereby given that pursuant to “The Water Rights Compact Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Management District”, the 2nd Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan of the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Management District (District). The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has submitted, on August 12, 2013, the 2nd Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan. The Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land. The work proposed by the 2nd Amendment to the 27th Annual Work Plan includes: Hollywood Reservation 1) 4-H Facility Stormwater Management System the Tribe is proposing a horse, cow and hog 4-H facility located on a 2.75 acre site in Broward County, Section 1, Township 51 South, Range 41 East. 2) Abandonment of (300) Irrigation Wells The Tribe is proposing to abandon approximately 300 irrigation wells at the Seminole Estates Mobile Home Park to restore the hydrogeologic conditions and prevent physical hazards and pollution of groundwater. Brighton Reservation 1) Panther Lane Water Main System the Tribe is proposing to construct a 2000 linear feet six inch water main along the Panther Lane road construction site. Big Cypress Reservation 1) Yvonne Courtney Home Site proposed construction of a home site on 1.5 acres. A total of 1.10 acres of wetlands will be directly impacted. Impacts will be mitigated for both wetland and panther habitat. 2) Ball Field Stormwater Management System the Tribe is proposing a stormwater management system for a proposed 6.497 acre ball eld located at 30300 Josie Billie Highway. Stormwater will be directed to dry detention ponds and swales. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immokalee Reservation is located in Collier County, Section 11, Township 47 South, Range 29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Broward County, Township 48 South, Range 35 East, and, in Hendry County, Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East. Coconut Creek Tribal Trust Land is located in Broward County, Section 18, Township 48 South, Range 42 East. Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Regulation Division, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after reviewing the Staff Report. 451973 CN/CB 9/12/2013 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on September 23rd, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 2012 Chevy, VIN: 1GC1KYCG5CF148426 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 452096 CN 9/12/2013 Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesMoving Sale Sept 13-14 7am to 1pm Corner of Bonneville and Fort Simmons Ft Denaud Acres Employment Full TimeBURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.com Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full TimeDRIVER(S) NEEDED Must have CDL class “B” license Apply at 210 N. Industrial Loop Road, Labelle PLEASE....No Phone Calls HARVESTING SUPERVISOR Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership, a leader in the citrus industry, has an immediate opening for a Harvesting Supervisor in the Immokalee area. Bilingual capabilities a plus. Excellent salary and bene ts. Fax resume to: (239)-275-4973 or e-mail to hrresume@ cclpcitrus.com EOE/Drug-free workplace. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Miscellaneous“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 Pets/SuppliesRed nose Pitbull, full blooded 9 month old female. Loving, all shots. Needs fenced yard. $300 includes crate. 863-517-1304 Farm EquipmentSelling 42 citrus trailers. Call Alfredo or Angelica Gonzalez 863-675-8111 or 863-234-7821 Apartments1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Mobile Home RentHORSESHOE ACRES 3/2 MH. $600 month, $400 security deposit. Must have references. 863-517-0188. LaBelle: 4 BDRM., 2 BA, Mobile home for rent on 1/2 acre. $700 mo. + Security deposit. Call (863) 673-0989 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Mobile Home RentLaBelle, 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. Mobile HomeSaleFELDA 4BR, 2BA, 2500 sq. ft. on nice lot, like new cond., C/Air, Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesKawasaki Nomad 2009. 34,500 miles. Cruise control, LED light & new battery. 6 speed. 2 toned paint with trunk. $9000 obo. 863-517-0664. Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž

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Network Administrator IIResponsible for the maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting the network along with supporting rewalls and other network devices Requirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, design, implementation, and end user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies;experience supporting telecommunications equipment.• OSI model, STP, VLAN, DTP, Wireless 802.11 a,b,g,n• OSPF, EIGRP, PIM• LACP, VMware, VRRP, HSRP• GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGP Certi cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice, and NET+ Platform experience preferred: Con guration and installation of Cisco Systems routers, switches, wireless and services. Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held Agribusiness rms and is headquartered in Clewiston, Florida. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 ADDRESS CORRECTION HENDRY COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF State Housing Initiatives Partnership F.Y. 2013-2014 Florida Housing Finance Corporation has awarded to Hendry County $350,000 for scal year 2013/2014, funds will be utilized to implement the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) strategies within the Local Housing Assistance Plan. The SHIP program is created for the purpose of providing funds to expand the production of and preserve affordable housing in Hendry County. Strategy #1 Purchase Assistance Program Strategy #2 Housing Rehabilitation/Repairs Strategy # 3 Emergency Home Repair Strategy #4 Disaster/ Mitigation Strategy We will reserve 20% for Special Needs Households. 3% shall be used to administer the program. Funds will be provided upon noti cation from Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Strategy 4 be will funded provided there is a declared disaster. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PURCHASE, REHABIITATE OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES.Eligible households must qualify under speci cally mandated income limits adjusted to family size as established by the Florida Housing Finance Agency for Hendry County and in accordance with the speci c guidelines created for each strategy. Eligible single family owner occupied site built homes must qualify; each strategy has an allocation and housing allowance limitation. The Hendry County Housing Department is located at 133 N. Bridge Street LaBelle or contact Aida Barnhart, Housing Director Telephone 863-675-5297 to obtain additional information. The application period will begin October 11th 2013 through October 18th 2013or until all available funds has been encumbered. At this time a waiting list has already been established for the repair program but we will take applications for the list during the application period. We will be contacting homeowners on the list as funding allows. All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 91-37, Florida Administrative Code and are frequently modi ed and amended. The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to close any program application period by Board resolution. Hendry County SHIP programs do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, age, or any other protected classes. 452258 CN/CB 9/12/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom it May Concern, The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce has found and impounded a horse from the Lakeport area. Please contact Deputy Kirkland at 863-946-1600 if you have any information or to retrieve the horse. 452134 GCD 9/12 & 9/19/2013 Employment Full Time Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 13 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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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 863-6731144 or tinasews@gmail.com.Development Center here to helpSBDC is available for one-on-one consulting to help with y our 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.Garden Club to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center. The guest speaker will be Gene McAvoy, Director/Regional Vegetable Specialist IV from the University of Florida Hendry County Extension. He will present plans for the new greenhouse. He will also answer any questions anyone has concerning just about any plant or agricultural topic there is. Bring a friend. Refreshments served. Bring a treat if you want to share something special. Bring any spare plants you might want to exchange or give away. Also bring fresh garden produce. If you have something to share Great! If not come anyway, you can still have plants and produce from the sharing table. For more information call Dave at (836)342-8233 or Nikki at (239)564-2005.Volunteer for juvenile arbitration The Hendry County Court Administration is seeking volunteers for its Juvenile Arbitration program. The ideal candidate enjoys working with youth and has a strong desire to help them transition out of the Juvenile Justice system. Interested persons should contact Robin Manfredi, Court Operations Manager at 863-675-5374 for an application form and further information. 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 Public Notice 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice 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 Public Notice APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC PARRISH FAMILY CHIROPRACTICDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 Fax (863) 324-8149 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry First Friday of the month from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only)699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 14 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013 Community Briefs Army National Guard Spec. Kaitlin K. Marotti has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical tness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, ri e marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, eld tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic rst aid, foot marches, and eld training exercises. Marotti is the daughter of Lewis and Haili Marotti of LaBelle. She is a 2006 graduate of LaBelle High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Ave Maria University. Marotti graduates from basic training

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Palmdale, FL – Florida Forest Service Forest Ranger Tom Hopkins returns home after battling a wild re in the State of Utah. Forest Ranger Hopkins served eighteen days on the State Wild re as a Squad Boss on a twentyperson wildland re ghting hand-crew. The Florida Forest Service established a handcrew consisting of 20 nationally quali ed w ildland re ghters who served as the infantry of wildland re forces. Working side by side, the crew’s main responsibility was to construct a “ reline” – a strip of land cleared of ammable materials and dug down to mineral soil – around the State Wild re to control it and mop up after the re. “After the brisk hike up the mountain, the real action unfolded,” Forest Ranger Hopkins explains. “Most days we were working in tandem with airtankers and helicopters to help construct containment lines.” Retardant and water drops can help reinforce relines. W hile retardants do not stop advancing re, they slow a re’s progress allowing handcrews to do their job. Forest Ranger Hopkins handcrew’s day started at sunrise by sharpening their suppression hand tools (Combi and Pulaski). “Every morning during briefing we would obtain our assignment for the day,” Forest Ranger Hopkins explains. “Then we would be transported to the base of the mountain, unload our re ghting gear (35lbs) and hike several miles to the wildre. Once we got on scene, we would work for 12 hours digging reline in brush. Finally, we would hike back and return to camp.” “This was my rst experience being Squad Boss of a handcrew,” stated Forest Ranger Hopkins. Depending on their qualications and skill levels, a twenty person handcrew may be divided into squads (5 re ghters each). “As a Squad Boss, I reminded the crew to always keep an eye on the re, and their mind on safety. I wanted each and every one of my crew members returning home to Florida with me.” Wild re handcrews exemplify the American spirit; they are self suf cient and are expected to work hard. They often eat and sleep where they work, without luxury. They face danger daily and are the backbone of the “ re ghting army” and earn great respect. Forest Ranger Hopkins, “I was overwhelmed with the outpour of appreciation from the community. Several people held signs as we drove through town saying THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS. When the need arises, I will go out on another wild re assignment again.” Recent rainfall has allowed the State of Florida to provide aid to other states in need. Forest Ranger Hopkins works at the Florida Forest Service Palmdale Site. He is a State Wildland Fire ghter; his main tool for ghting wild res in Glades County and in the State o f Florida is a re ghting bulldozer with plow. 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 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 15 Caloosa Belle September 12, 2013NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 5:30 P.M., at the of“ce of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is solely for the purpose of discussing the proposed Birchwood Park Development Project. Citizens are invited to attend. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District Park and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a meeting and public hearing on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 5:30 P.M., at the of“ce of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to consider Collingswood and Birchwood Park proposals and conduct routine business which may require Action by the Board. This meeting is open to the public. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 5:30 P.M., at the of“ce of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL 33935. The purpose of the meeting is solely for the purpose of discussing the proposed Collingswood Park Development Project. Citizens are invited to attend. Lester B. Baird, Sr. General Manager Submitted photosAbove: Squad Boss Tom Hopkin’s Crew. Tom is the second from the left. Top Right: Airtankers working in tandem with handcrews to suppress the wild re. Returning home after battling Utah wild re

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