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DRIVE A NEW 2014 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY $199 PER MONTH *36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $2549 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14t12. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1250 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 09/30/13. Thursday, September 26, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 39 Budget passes; Perry resigns by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The 2013-14 nal millage rate w ill remain the same as the current rate so adopted by the county commissioners at their September 24 meeting. Residents will continue to pay 7.7209 mills. The rate is 0.56 percent greater than the roll back rate by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle What began as a heated debate earlier in the month ended on a highly conciliatory note at the September 24 county commission meeting. Local veterans packed the commission chambers in a show o f support for the DAV veterans transportation program, which they had feared losing. In the end, all the veterans left the chambers with smiles. Commission Chair Karson Turner took the trouble to emphasize the board's support for veterans, adding that "In no way, shape or form would the board tweak this program to the negative." Speaking for the veterans Bob Kirkwood rst asked all the veterans in the chambers most of the room's occupants. He spoke of the past "tumultuous weeks" for the veterans and blamed the uproar on incorrect information. The county became involved in the program with the DAV in 2005. The DAV had asked for $32,000 for the program, but the count y agreed to increase its support for the program to $20,000. The remainder is to come from LaBelle, Clewiston, Glades Count y and Moore Haven contributions through the aid of Veterans Service Of cer David Abney. Mr. Abney said he sent letters to all these local governments earlier, reminding them to place the program in their budgets. He will also Veterans transport approved by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Local agriculture representatives are raising some concerns about the recent decision by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/ IFAS) to "repurpose" the IFAS Research Center in Immokalee as a demonstration center. Located on 320 acres on SR 29 outside of Immokalee, the IFAS Center in Immokalee opened in 1986 to provide research for agriculturalists in a ve-county area Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. A demonstration center uses applied research and works with the ag community. The Immokalee site will still do "active, relevant work," Ruth Borger, Assistant VP for IFAS Communications, said. An advisory committee will be named to formulate the center's new focus. Made up of local ag interests, the board will offer an opportunity for local leaders to carve out a de nitive role for this center. Faculty will be transferred to other research and education centers. Staff at the Immokalee facility will be alloted time to complete current projects, ending operation as a Research and Education Center on September 1, 2014. This will also allow staff and faculty time to nd other employment and relocate if necessary. County Agent Gene McAvoy noted that, over the years, the extension of ce and growers have conducted many activities there. He pointed out that an advisory committee will be appointed to meet with administration and IFAS Center to be ‘repurposed’ Submitted photoTake StockThe Hendry County West Take Stock in Children Scholarship program, was recently recognized at the yearly convention in Tampa. The local program was awarded for excellence in program and largest increase in students served through the scholarship program. The Take Stock in Children program pairs good students who have the odds stacked against them with mentors who provide the support and guidance they need to succeed in school. These students then have scholarship money available to help them ful ll their dreams of a college education. Any local business that would like to contribute to our scholarship fund can contact the superintendents of ce. Pictured above are: Rhonda Kosh and Beth Lutkenhaus local program coordinators with Mr. Paul Puletti Superintendent. A special thank you to Beverly Thompson and Carol Sutton for all of the behind the scenes work that makes our program so successful! See BOCC — Page 2 See Veterans — Page 2 See IFAS — Page 2 Al Perry

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of 7.6779, This will produce $13,066,539. The county’s nal budget for 2014 will be $61,334,392. This slight increase is due to additional construction, amounting to just over $11 million, which has raised an additional $158,621 over 2013. Gross taxable value for the county is $1,692,359,573. The sheriff’s request to cover a one-time $50,000 expense to out t School Resource Of cers was approved; to be granted when the School Resource Of cer grant is awarded.Perry resignsIn a surprise announcement at the end of the meeting District 4 Commissioner Al Perry resigned, effective at the end of the scal year, September 30. He cited con ict of interest between his seat on the county commission and his position as City Manager for the City of Clewiston as the reason for his resignation. Commissioner Perry has served on the board for three years, with one year remaining in his term. Commissioner Perry made the announcement reluctantly. He said he didn’t realize the dire nancial condition the county was in when he came on the board and characterized the budget process over the past several years as “brutal.” The county’s budget process has been a “tough balance,” but added that it was much simpler this year. After the past three years, “I have a new level of respect for my fellow commissioners,” he said. Commissioner Perry said there has been a positive change on the board and he is proud of the new administration, of its morale and focus. Although members often disagreed with each other, they never lost respect for each other, he explained. It’s a good board, he said, that cares about the people. He said in spite of the dif culties, he has enjoyed his service and would have run for reelection. He believes that his experience on the county commission will help him in his role as city manager because “I’ve been on the other side,” The Governor must appoint an interim commissioner to complete the rest of Mr. Perry’s term. It is unclear when he ma y make that appointment. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENTSNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan on October 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. e LPA will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. e recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for nal consideration at a public hearing. e BCC will consider whether or not they wish to transmit the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. is hearing will be held on October 22, 2013, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Application No.: CPA13-0002 Application name: Economic Development Element Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Request: e applicant is making amendments to the Economic Development Element and the Future Land Use Element of the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. e Ordinance title is as follows: ORDINANCE 2013-______ AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BYAMENDING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT AND THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION PROJECTS ; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND 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 oce, 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 (863675-5240), email (scatala@hendrya.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863675-5317). Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Orvell Howard, Chair Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!Exam, Frame and Lenses all for $150Expires 10/31/13SPECTACULAR EYECAREDr. Allison R. LeBlanc, O.D.415 W. SR 80  LaBelle  863-675-2015 www.spectaculareye.com 2 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013mold the center’s new role, but he did say he felt the extension service may need to take on some managerial responsibility for demonstration trials. He said he is familiar with several of the IFAS extension and demonstration centers and has some concerns about future funding. Mr. McAvoy said that the IFAS Center in Immokalee has always been important to the area’s $2 billion agriculture industry. Citrus is huge. Vegetables are huge. Livestock is huge,” he commented, adding that “research is essential to keeping our competitive edge.” He voiced concerns over the change to the program, noting that research is the only thing that sets American agriculture apart any more. “We don’t have cheap labor any more. W e don’t have cheap land any more. Research is all we have left to keep that edge.” The model has always been that IFAS research comes up with the information on local ag issues, which it then passed on by way of the extension to the growers. Mr. McAvoy is keeping an open mind, but said that it’s hard to see how another model could be as effective. The Gulf Citrus Growers Association President Wayne Simmons has similar concerns. The announcement came as a surprise to area growers, catching them off guard. “I thought we would have been involved more” in such a decision, Mr. Simmons said. He noted that recently the center’s research staff has dwindled to six of its original 12 or so. Still, he recognizes that “we all must be ef cient.” He said the outcome remains “up in the air,” but said that agricultural folks are open to seeing what happens. Mr. Simmons pointed out that the IFAS center has always provided important local research geared to local Southwest Florida growing conditions. “I hope we don’t lose the interaction w ith research,” he said. He said they’ve been assured that the relationship between research and growers will continue. He hopes representatives of all major local commodities from the area will be included in planning the future of the center, he added. The change may save some costs, but is mainly an effort to consolidate duplicated programs, according to Ms. Borger. She said it’s an attempt to become more effective with money, personnel and equipment. The IFAS Center in Immokalee as approximately 70 employees on site: seven are faculty members, the rest are graduate students and staff. It’s focus has been on citrus, vegetable, horticulture, entomology, soil and water science and plant pathology research, as well as extension programs. Duplication of services with Lake Alfred, Gulf Coast and Indian River Research and Education Centers is cited as the reason for the change. The UF/IFAS aim is to evaluate programming to “best serve southwest Florida interests.” The ultimate role the Immokalee center will play has yet to be determined. Ms. Borger explained that details still need to be worked out. Ms. Borger called the move a reclassifying of the site as a demonstration center. A research and education center has faculty in residence as well as county agents. In the end, she said, the change will probably not even be noticed by the public. “We understand the huge impact on the community.” Ms. Borger said, “the goal is to minimize that impact.” The institute hopes to enhance its service to the agriculture community. “We exist to help agriculture growers,” she commented and promised, “we will not abandon that.” The advisory committee is to be cochaired by the UF/IFAS District Extension Director Charles Vavina and Director of Operations UF/IFAS Hastings Partnership Scott Taylor. Agricultural and community stakeholders will be appointed to create a new vision for the site. This advisory committee is to be chosen this fall, with its recommendations due in the early Spring of 2014. John Arthington, director of the Range Cattle and Research Center in Ona will preside over the center during the transition. In a letter from UF/IFAS of cials state: “At a demonstration site we utilize multiple means to engage clientele in ways that help them learn about the latest varieties, methods, strategies and technologies that positively affect pro tability and sustainability. It is clear from our existing demonstration sites (Hastings and Live Oak) that what makes this process effective is the collaborative spirit and approach that is adopted . As the future plans for the operation are developed we will have a better idea of the complete personnel requirements.” IFASContinued From Page 1 BOCCContinued From Page 1 VeteransContinued From Page 1 help garner grant funding. DAV operates three vans transporting well over 1,000 veterans per year to VA medical appointments one of these vans needs to be replaced. Hendry has 60 percent of the veterans ridership in the program. Mr. Kirkwood thanked Commissioner Darrell Harris as a friend of veterans, the commission for its support and his “brothers in arms” for their service. God Bless America!” Chairman Turner told the veterans to come back if they don’t get the money.

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3 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 LaBelleJaquonza Skakeya Taylor, 19, was arrested September 22 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill and criminal mischief under $200. Sgt. J. W oods was arresting of cer. Tommy Shane Layton, 25, was arrested on a warrant September 24 and charged w ith burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief $200-$1,000 subsequent offense and grand theft $300-$5,000 and VOP. S. Bell was arresting of cer. Gregory James Melchor, 27, was arrested September 20 and charged with possession of drug equipment and possession of cocaine. D. Bolt was arresting of cer. Kim Marie Dodson, 47, was arrested on a warrant September 18 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000. Guillermo Ruiz, 31, was arrested September 18 and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs, a moving traf c violation driving with suspended/revoked license and possession of cocaine. J. Brown was arresting of cer. Robert Lamar Wilson, 20, was arrested September 18 and charged with resisting an of cer ee/elude with lights and siren active, resisting an of cer obstruction without violence and VOP. M. Thomas was arresting of cer. James Anthony Williams, 29, was arrested September 17 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000, larceny of credit card and illegal use of credit card over two times in six months to obtain goods of $100 or more. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports Time to come up with the 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival theme. The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 7, at city hall. Please bring your theme ideas and, if your organization hasn't already led its delegate letter, please bring it that night. To have voting privileges, businesses/organizations must have one designate and one alternate. As always, please be thinking of nominations for the Pioneer Family and Grand Marshal for the 2014 festival. Bring to the next SCF meeting. Families nominated for the Pioneer award should have been in the area for about 70 years, with members who have been active in building the community. Grand Marshal nominees should be individuals who have made considerable recent contributions to the LaBelle area. Examples of recent Pioneer Families: the Edwin and Lydia O'Bannon Family and the Eugene Rennolds Family. Grand Marshalls: Nikki Yeager and Charles Humphries. What’s your SCF theme idea? Monday, November 18, has been set as the date for the Hendry County State Legislative Delegation's Public Hearing for the local bills. The meeting will convene at 9 a.m. in the City Commission Room, located at 481 West Hickpoochee Ave, LaBelle, and will last until 12 p.m. Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the delegation about issues not related to local bills upon completion of the local bill agenda. All proposals for the local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing and must be drafted in bill form. Five (5) copies of the local bill should be submitted to Rep. Matt Hudson's of ce no later than noon on Friday, November 4, 2013. Unless there is an emergency, the delegation will consider for introduction only those bills that have been presented at the hearing. Decisions on whether to introduce local legislation will be made at the hearing. If the local legislative delegation agrees to support the issue and introduce a local bill, a legal advertisement of the proposed bill must be placed in a newspaper of general circulation at least 30 days prior to introduction in the House or Senate unless the bill contains a referendum provision. The local entity requesting the proposed bill will be responsible for placing the legal advertisement in the newspaper. According to sections 11.021 and 11.03, Florida Statutes, evidence that notice has been properly published must be submitted before a local bill, not subject to referendum, can be introduced. The notice must be broad enough to include all matters contained in the body o f the proposed legislation, although the speci c contents need not be listed in detailed form. The function of the notice requirement is to provide reasonable notice to a person whose interests may be directly affected b y proposed legislation so that he or she ma y inquire further into details of the local bill and, if he or she so desires, seek to prevent enactment or to persuade the Legislature to change the substance of the proposed bill. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the Hendr y County State Legislative Delegation Hearings, please contact Rep. Hudson's of ce at (863) 675-5267 or email kim.hamilton@ my oridahouse.gov. You are encouraged to email your request to be placed on the agenda. Please note that the deadline for submitting requests to appear on the agenda is Friday, November 4. 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Then before they get a chance to wash their hands, they end up touching their nose, eyes, or mouth which can transfer the u v irus into their body! Many other viruses spread these ways too People infected with u may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick. That means you may be able to spread the u to someone else before you even know that you are sick! Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of u: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Or cough into your elbownot your hand! Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread this way! Try to keep your distance from anyone that's sick If you're the one who's sick, keep your distance from others or stay home! Get re-vaccinated EVERY YEAR because u viruses change. 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4 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013Serving LaBelle Since 1922To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (863) 675-2541€ Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenPublisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. Routinely over the last thirty- ve years in ministry I have met people who are in enormous emotional pain. Their struggles can be categorized into one of two categories: someone did or said something, or multiple things that has wreaked their self-esteem and diminished them as a person, or their own personal choices proved to be a self-in icted wound to one or more sensitive zones within their person. No one is exempt from these harmful encounters in this life. We live in a sinful world with sinful people and we ourselves make poor choices because our own falleness. Since that is true, what can we do? How can we get a handle on our personal issues? Where do we go to be able to get a grip on these deeply personal issues? There are several areas that we can put into motion that will help facilitate some needed changes in our thinking. One, if you are serious about healing y our spiritual and internal wounds, make an intentional choice to begin seeing Jesus w henever you think or talk about God. The beginning of change is calling a thing by its right name. Read and study the Gospels to learn how Jesus interacted with people. How did He treat people who were struggling with sin? Here's a hint: Jesus was astonishingly kind and gentle with people w ho knew they were sinful and amazingly confrontive with those who thought they w ere perfect. Second, learn about some of God's attributes. See how God is revealed in Scripture, and most clearly in Jesus. He demonstrated grace, mercy, kindness, compassion and love. This will help you love and trust God more. At times we have mental impressions of God that simply aren't true. Third, begin to believe God is like the ultimate loving parent. God wants us to know that He is not like people who, by nature, are unkind. Even though our own family or other people forsake us, He will receive us (See Ps 27:10). The word picture is that of God reaching down and adopting us as His own child, like a loving father would do for a child abandoned on His doorstep. The Scriptures repeatedly emphasizes God's tender concern for the fatherless and for orphans (Ps. 10:14; 146:9; and Hosea 14:3). Fourth, write down what you are learning. A personal journal is good to keep to write about how God differs from the perception you have of Him that was shaped by painful encounters with others in this life. It is amazing how truth changes a life once one has begun acting upon it. One Christian adult raised by a hurtful, perfectionistic setting made this observation: "I am blown away by Jesus' description of the father in the Prodigal Son parable. He is entirely different from my dad. I have been afraid and very reluctant to confess my sins to God because I always pictured Him with His arms folded over His chest, a disgusted look on His face, and shaking His head back and forth just like my dad. I think I can pray more easily if I can hold onto the picture of God as loving and forgiving." Fifth, get help to deal honestly with the pain. When we begin to mourn our personal losses and to feel the grief and despair, the pain can be debilitating. It can feel like dying. And the worst part may be the pain of the pain. If the pain of our pain is that God allowed it, then the joy of our joy must be learning that God can heal and redeem our pain and lead us into lives of genuine joy. Six, choose to trust God in the midst of your pain and questions. If we insist on waiting until the pain and doubt go away before trusting God, we'll never do it. God never promised pain-free lives in this sinstained world. But He has promised to be with us and to comfort and strengthen us in the midst of it all. I invite you to examine His record of faithfulness to that promise and, after doing so, to purposefully decide to trust God. If you are willing to practice this choice (or even willing to be made willing), ask God to empower you. Seven, choose to connect with a church family. No one could choose our birth families, but we can choose our church families. Deliberately evaluate the spiritual health of a church you are attending or considering. Make sure you are in a church that has the biblically balanced emphasis of 2 Peter 3:18, which tells believers to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Find a church that has a balance of both aspects. In life we all hurt. That is why we need the Lord and His people to walk us through and to the truth. Our Shepherd will meet us that is His promise to those who call out to Him.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located on Highway 80 across from City Hall. His background is in counseling and theological education. Meet your personal issues: Sort through the painful past Les Morgan Golf: The other sportI was very disappointed that an issue that involved only greater LaBelle area residents and West Recreation MSBU tax money was scheduled to be heard and decided on in Clewiston. Our issues on our side of the county, involving our tax dollars should not be held in Clewiston. Clewiston is a town thirty miles from our town and couldn't care less about a Golf Course over here and they don't pay any West Rec MSBU taxes. Was that done on purpose to keep people away so we would not be heard? If so, then shame on the one who scheduled it over there. If not, then shame on the one who didn't consider the issue very well before scheduling it over there. There are parents with children who might have been able to come to a meeting in LaBelle on a school week night to show their support for a project that will bene t their children. Many residents live here during the winter and have a second home they pay taxes on and were not allowed a voice. I did not want to drive thirty miles each way on a dangerous, unlit road, on a stormy night to another town to be able to comment on how my taxes would be used over here. The papers read, "Residents nix golf course" but that is not a fair assessment. Most residents were not given a chance to decide. That is just sad. My husband and I go for golf weekends to Lake Placid and stay at The Inn on the lake. We play golf, have some great meals at local restaurants with others from this area, dance, and shop at the unique little shops there. We go to the 9-hole Glades Golf course almost every week and to the restaurant there for lunch. We do this in Sanibel and other places. Many other retirees in our area also support other communities like we do since we have nothing here to support. Not all children are football or basketball players. We can surely get grant money at First Tee to help children learn to play golf, stay out of trouble and learn great ethical and moral values like honesty and sportsmanship. We could have middle school and high school golf matches here, if we had a course. Why not have others come to Port LaBelle Inn for the weekend? They can pla y golf, eat at a few good restaurants in the area, and take a sunset cruise down the Caloosahatchee River to see all natural or a and fauna while sipping a glass of wine. They can browse through the Curtis Hone y House among other places, see our Heritage Museum, go birding and even go shing i f they wanted to. We have so much to offer here for weekend visitors. Think positive! Retirees might again start deciding to retire here and move into Laurel Oaks again, pla y golf and help with our tax base. If we don't believe in ourselves and take a leap of faith to help our area grow, then wh y should anyone else want to come here and invest in us? At present there will not be an increase in taxes. I still will pay the $100.00 MSBU for West Rec. I have been paying for a few years now. Deciding to move $25.00 of that to start the golf course on the same West Rec Sports Complex grounds isn't going to hurt anyone. I am unsure about the businesses issue item for next year and it might have been a little high from what I saw, but I know the y don't pay any West Rec taxes at the present time. If the golf course is started many businesses would bene t. Please don't be negative and hide your head in the sand and hope the economy will get better soon. Be a Hero and show ho w much you care about our future and that o f our children. I will support the golf course in LaBelle and I feel the majority of the residents of Greater Labelle and West Rec are a will too . if they are given a chance. Linda Corbitt Letter to the Editor

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Please note: Protective Life Insurance Company is primarily a Universal Life insurance c arrier. Licensed name varies by state: SelectQuote Insurance Services, SelectQuote Insurance Agency. 2013 SelectQuote Insurance Services. All rights reserved. Denise, 50, $250,000 Term Life policy for less than $23 a month*We Shop. You Save. Get the Savings so many of your neighbors have enjoyed. Call Today for your FREE, No-Obligation Quote! 1-800-289-6046. Or visit SelectQuote.com. Dont limit yourself to One Price from just One Company. SelectQuote impartially shops trusted companies in minutes … right over the phone. 5 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Are you getting excited about Hendry County’s Celebrate Florida 500 bash? Five hundred years ago this year in 1513 Ponce de Leon rst set foot on North America, and he did it in what is now our home Florida! Hendry County’s Heritage Festival is our chance to shed a spotlight on our own unique contribution to Florida. Hendry’s celebration will take place at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on November 9, beginning at 9 a.m. The fun doesn’t end until after the last cowboy hangs up his spurs at the rodeo. There will be booth space available for communities, churches, food vendors and exhibitors for pro t and non-pro t groups, musicians and historians free of charge. The covered pavilion may be lled but tents will be available for vendors/exhibitors throughout the Rodeo Grounds. Organizers need to know how many vendors will need electricity for their booth. If you want to be in a 10x10 tent, those will have those available. FYI: Good weather has been ordered and November can be very nice! Ponce de Leon is credited with bringing cattle, horses and citrus to Florida on his second expedition and the cracker cattle and ponies of today can be traced back to that time. These days history reveals a dark side to the European “discovery” of this continent, but the fact remains that there is much to be celebrated as well. That’s what the Hendry County Heritage Festival is all about celebrating what is best about our forefathers (and foremothers!) contributed to our own history. The hope is that every area of the county will join in this once in a lifetime experience. There are lots of traditions and “lost” arts to celebrate. Do you share a common community, ancestry, faith, industry or talent? Can you give today’s residents a meaningful look back at life in “the old days” of Hendry County? Organizers are hoping people with talents that re ect those days will share their stories and their skills. Does your family have a “coat of arms?” Do you have any old photographs to share? Can you weave palm fronds into hats? Can you whittle? Can you make sour orange pie? Play a ddle? This will be a great opportunty to be a part of a unique event. If you have a good idea, the committee would love to hear it. A poster contest is now under way to create a design and promote Viva Florida 500 Hendry County Heritage Festival that will be suitable for promotional materials and T-shirts. This is open to all ages. For contest rules and applications for booth space, exhibitor registration etc., send an e-mail request to jpapinaw@hendry a. net. Time for Hendry County to shine. Whether your ancestors have been here since the area began to open up or you are a recent arrival, everybody has a story and everybody loves a good story. The Hendry County Heritage Festival is our story. What could be better than that? Celebrate Florida 500 All of the family of Carol Ann Agnew Hoffman wish to convey our most heartfelt and sincerest gratitude for the many, many, prayers, cards, nancial help, delicious food, owers, donated books, kind words, love, concern and support that has been displayed from the time she was rst diagnosed a year and half ago, up to her homecoming with Our Lord and Savior and since. We are so thankful to be blessed with so many prayer warriors in this community and elsewhere, who have prayed unceasingly since the beginning. It is a blessing to live in such a praying and supportive community. Carol Ann was a faithful warrior with a positive attitude throughout the entire ordeal and was humbled by the outpouring of concern and love. She read every card she received and cherished every prayer, call, visit, and gift that brought cheer to her spirit. To her Family EyeCare “family” we extend a special thank you for your continued support, for the amazing bene t and for the thoughtfulness of surprising her with an awesomely decorated room at Oakbrook and, to all of you who made her birthday there so special with dozens of cards, owers, gifts, and gorgeous ower birthday cakes. Our family also wish to thank the Oakbrook staff for her care while there as well. We are especially grateful and thankful to Community Harvest Worship Center congregation and Pastor L.W. and Charlann Howard for “being there” with true Christian love and support for Carol Ann and the family. While there is a deep void that will never be completely lled, we thank God for the time he allowed us to have her with us. Carol Ann’s faith grew ever stronger against unbelievable adversity as she fought the ght until the very end. Knowing that she is rejoicing in the presence of God and the angels, is a source of peace and comfort for us. Her greatest desire was to be baptized and, b y the Grace of God, exactly one week before she went to heaven, she was baptized at Community Harvest – it was the rst Sunda y that the newly built baptismal was open! Although she was physically unable to go up the steps, it was an emotionally and spiritually moving ceremony for all there. Because of the assurance of her salvation, she had told us that she wasn’t afraid to die and that is the greatest comfort any remaining loved one can have. The service was beautiful and uplifting as were the songs that were sung (without music), and, as she watched from above, we know that she was so touched. Carol’s intended legacy is that all who read this please take the time to become informed and aware of how devastating melanoma can be. If you were a Facebook friend of Carol’s, you know how dear this was to her heart by the numerous informative posts concerning melanoma. We have been told by healthcare professionals, that the rate at which melanoma is being diagnosed is bordering on epidemic proportions. “I’m ying with the angels and heaven’s now my home” are words from one of the songs sung for Carol Ann and we know the y are true. Carol Ann, you will always be in our hearts and we will always love you and miss you down here. Thank You FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 24, 2013) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will be breaking ground on a new Habitat home in LaBelle on October 19, 2013. The upcoming wall-raising is for the rst of two Habitat homes being built in Hendry County during the 2013-14 scal y ear. Volunteers are needed for the construction effort, which begins with the wallraising at 8:00 a.m. “We are very excited about building again in Hendry County,” said Habitat President and CEO Katherine C. “Kitty” Green. “Last y ear, Habitat built two new homes in Port LaBelle. Our success will depend heavily on the number of volunteers who dedicate themselves to the task of providing these homes for people in need so they may build better lives for their families.” To volunteer, call (239) 652-1684. For more information on volunteering, donating or on becoming a Habitat homeowner, visit w ww.habitat4humanity.org. About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is celebrating its 30th anniversary year as a chartered af liate. It is one of the largest Habitat af liates in the country, and has helped more than 1,270 families in Lee and Hendry counties become homeowners. Habitat homes are built through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. The homes are then sold to the homeowners with an interest-free mortgage and monthly payments set at less than 30% of the homeowner’s income, making homeownership an affordable reality. Habitat homeowners must qualify nancially for the program; save $1,200 toward their closing costs; attend classes focusing on homeownership, budgeting and home maintenance; and complete 250 hours of “sweat equity” by volunteering at Habitat. It also supports Habitat for Humanity International by tithing a portion of its proceeds, allocated to Habitat’s global fund, disaster recovery in Haiti and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Corporate Sponsors include Bank of America, Chase, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Florida Community Bank and Sam Galloway Family of Dealerships. For more information call (239) 652-0434 or visit www. habitat4humanity.org. V olunteer to build Habitat homes in Hendry County

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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! Take advantage of our vision sceening and Back-To-School Eyewear Special. Call for Details! Serving the area for over 31 years! 6 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Jose na Josie' Perez Talamantez, 70LABELLE — Jose na “Josie” Perez Talamantez passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Sept. 12, 1943 in Fordham, Texas to the late Joe S. and the late Georgia (Solis) Perez. She is survived by her children, Mikaela Mia of Denton, Texas, Michael Talamantez, Lamar Talamantez and Carla Talamantez all of LaBelle; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers, Frances Sosa of Ellenton, Fla., Ray Perez of Dade City, Fla., Anita Guerrero of Whitesboro, Texas, Elvia Rendon of Lockney, Texas, Daniel Perez of Burleson, Texas and Ruben Perez of Ellenton, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Talamantez; and her brother, Joe S. Perez, Jr. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Interment was held in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. The family would like to thank you for all your loving support and words of kindness at this time of loss. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.LaVonne LedbetterLABELLE — LaVonne Ledbetter memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood Pkwy., LaBelle. Interment will be in the Garden of Peace located at Church of the Good Shepherd. LaVonne was active in the Church of the Good Shepherd as an Eucharistic Minister and Chair of the Altar Guild, she was also active in friends of Baron Library. A memorial fund has been established at Good Shepherd.Roy Kingsley Moore, Jr., 74LABELLE — Roy Kingsley Moore, Jr. passed away Sept. 20, 2013 in Fort Myers. He was born April 4, 1939 in Miami, Fla., to the late Roy Kingsley Moore, Sr. and the late Wilma Lucille (McClanahan) Moore. Roy was a resident of LaBelle for the past twelve years and was a former resident of Lehigh Acres, Midland, Va. and Jackson, Miss. He spent a lifetime in the automotive Industry. A gathering of family and friends will be Frida y from 5 to 7 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Av, LaBelle, FL. You ma y view the online obituary or leave condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Obituaries It’s time for the Second Annual Rib Cook Off! That’s right, it’s been a whole year since folks in LaBelle could sample succulent ribs of all descriptions, cooked by local chefs. The Hendry County Give Back Committee is organizing the event once again to help raise money for the community. Last year the event raised money for Parks & Rec and also helped out three deserving families in our community. The money raised this year will again 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 cookoff. 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 is alread accepting all registrations for cook-off teams, sponsors and vendors. For more information please visit us on Facebook or on our website at www.hendrycountygiveback.com. Get ready for the big rib cookoff LaBelleThe Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund, along with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is currently accepting applications for its Trailways Camp. The camp, which will be held at Riverside Retreat in LaBelle, will run October 7-11. Applicants should have a desire to make lifelong friends, sing songs around a camp re, and experience all the fun that comes along with camping in the great outdoors! “Our vision when we created the Robert V and Benjamin G. Miller Fund was to honor our sons by developing camp experiences that turn life into living for adults with disabilities,” says Sharon Miller, of the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund. “We are lled to the brim with peace and satisfaction when w e see the joy and hear the laughter of our campers.” The session will include shing, camp re roasts, swimming, a talent show, and more. “Many of our campers have never own a kite, held a shing rod, danced on stage, or w on an award in their lives,” says Jesi Cason, camp counselor and skills trainer at Goodw ill. “At camp, everyone gets a chance to create unforgettable experiences and make lifelong friendships with people who understand what it is like to have a disability.” The Trailways Camp mission is to remove the social isolation often felt by people with disabilities by providing opportunities for fun, friends and support. Through outdoor activities, group exercises, crafts, and more, campers have the opportunity to develop recreational skills and build relationships. “An act as simple as sitting down for a meal with friends, or roasting marshmallows over a camp re can, and has, changed lives for people who otherwise would not have the opportunity,” explains Cason. “The campers will always remember the feeling of accomplishment and acceptance they experience.” For more information regarding Trailw ays Camp visit www.goodwillsw .org/ trailwayscamp/ or contact Jesi Cason at (239)357-3623. About The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund Sharon and Jerry Miller started a Donor Advised Fund in Central Texas after their son Robert passed away in late 2005 from complications stemming from a rare neonatal disorder. Robert and his brother Ben both enjoyed camp experiences as children and young adults in Michigan. More and more the Miller’s observed the social isolation and barriers to relationships that developed as children with special needs passed through school experiences, became adults, and their families aged. The Millers reside in West Rocks in Sanibel. They have funded and led development of camps for adults with special needs since 2007. In 2011 they established The Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund at the SW Florida Community Foundation, and created an Advisory Group that has led local design and development of Trailways Camps. More information about the Fund and the SW Florida Community Foundation, a second key partner which administers the Fund, can be obtained by contacting Sarah Owen, Executive Director, at (239)274-5900. About Goodwill Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing opportunities to independence and employment in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties. In 2012, more than 30,000 Southwest Floridians received assistance from Goodwill, ranging from Job-Link services to disability-accessible housing, the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school for students with developmental disabilities, career guidance and mentoring programs for teens, and the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, a small business education program. To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit the agency’s website at www.goodwillsw .org. Camp for Special Needs A dults coming to Riverside

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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 7 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Submitted photoCelebrate 50 years of funThe community is invited to celebrate Riverside Retreat’s golden anniversary from October 11-13. The incredible, natural grounds will be open to wander and enjoy. (Saturday night’s dinner requires a ticket.) Over the years the retreat, formerly known as the Methodist Youth Camp, has expanded and now has opened up to more and more groups, businesses and the general public. Presentations range from the academic to the immense outdoors. You’re always welcome at Riverside Retreat. Check it out at www.riversideretreat.com. Submitted photoLES FCAT celebration Students at LaBelle Elementary School had an awesome FCAT celebration on Friday September 13. Those who scored a level 3, 4, or 5 on the 2013 FCAT for Reading, Mathematics, Science or Writing received tickets to come to the party and try to win some Amazing prizes. Students, teachers and administrators danced and partied all afternoon as a reward for the hard work and dedication that it took to achieve a high level last year. Unfortunately the 5th grade students from last year were not able to attend, however, their names were included for the drawing of the grand prizes. The following students won prizes at the celebration: Daniela Avila, Trevor Vahle, Andrea Marroquin, Yamilex Salinas, Jose Gonzalez, Carlos Escobedo, Brenda Maya, Brenda Paz, Alejandro Jimenez, Rene Escobedo-Corona, Jose Madrid, Colton Bass, Maria Ramos, Sebastian Martinez, and Brandon Pedroza. There were three grand prize winners of the following prizes: Christian Parrish – Kindle Fire, Nicholas Alonzo – Kindle Fire, and Zane Marroquin(LMS 6th Grader) – IPOD Nano. This party was sponsored by the Parent Booster Organization, Horace Mann Insurance, Langford Ford, New Horizons Real Estate, and Hendry County Economic Development Council. The school would like to encourage all students to work hard this year during school and do their best on the FCAT in the spring so they may be invited to participate next year. Submitted photoNature photographer comingMark your calendar for an incredible photographic journey that will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 14. Everyone is invited to attend this free program hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Avenue Clewiston, Florida (across the street from The Clewiston Inn). Internationally recognized photographer, Don Hamilton, will lead the adventure during an entertaining and informative program featuring his photos of animals, plants, and landscapes. Don Hamilton Jr., who is from Boca Raton, is a passionate wildlife, and nature photographer. Don has been practicing Nuclear Medicine Cardiology Imaging for over 30 years in South Florida. He is also a frequent contributor to the Clewiston News, and the South Florida Water Management District’s publications. A passion to share nature’s many delights and to promote conservation is the driving force that propels Don in his pursuit of excellence in photography. He excels in one-on one instruction and in leading photo tours throughout the Everglades as well as central and Latin America. His galleries can be found at: Galleries: http://500px.com/ DonHamiltonJr http://www. ickr.com/ photos/78230469@N02/. For information contact Butch Wilson 8639832870 or Margaret England (863) 6740695 sta5birding@embarqmail.com.

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8 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittTough week for the CowboysSee the story on page 9. Left top: LaBelle High Senior RB/DB Jesus Karr holds tight to the ball. Left bottom: Seniors pull their weight against Sebring. #66 Caleb Rimes, #70 Dalton Longnecker, #72 Victor Mendez and #50 Andy Castillejo help clear the way for #8 Jerome Baxter to get the rst down.

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9 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 The rst two points scored by the Cowboys was a safety. The Sebring center had a high snap to the quarterback near the end zone halfway through the second quarter w hich put the Cowboys on the scoreboard 2-7. After that #8 Jerome Baxter scored LaBelle's rst and only touchdown just seconds before the end of the second quarter. The kick by Elias Ingebrigtsen was blocked by Sebring and the Cowboys ended the half up 8-7. The second half of the game was lled with turnovers and missed opportunities. But the Cowboys played a good game and worked hard. However the Blue Streaks defense would be their nemesis. One highlight of the second half was a fumble recovered by Ryan Drapal at mid eld and taken deep into Streak's territory. There were many LaBelle players who stood out during the game and made good effort against Sebring. "The kids played hard against a much bigger school," Coach Siner said, "which will only get us better when we start district play in two weeks." The Cowboys travel to Fort Myers this Friday to play Bishop Verot and their next home game is October 11 against Riverdale. Tough week for the LaBelle High School Cowboys Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn Merritt#7 Freshman Michael Lopez makes a good run for the Cowboys. Submitted photos/ Jerri Lynn MerrittRyan Drapel’s recovery return assisted by Danny Robinson. A uto repair complianceCome to an Auto Repair Shop Compliance Assurance Workshop, hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection, designed to assist auto repair shops be in compliance with the department's and other government agencies, and help the facility improve its overall operations while protecting the environment. October 3, 5-7 p.m. at John Boy Auditorium (Beardsley Room), 1200 WC Owens A ve. Clewiston. Please contact Narissa Pannel at 239-344-5680 or Narrisa.Pannel@dep. state. .us to RSVP or for more information.Calling all artists/craftsmenArea artists and craftsmen are cordially invited to exhibit and sell their original work at the 8th annual "Art in the Park" in Moore Haven, Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is non-juried and free. The venue is the Glades County Library and adjacent park by the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven's Historic District. The library's address is 201 Riverside Drive. Sponsored by the Glades County Public Library and its Advisory Board, the purpose of the event is simple: Bring artists and county residents together in a relaxed setting. There will also be music and food. To reserve your place or for more information, call Mary Booher, Director of Libraries: 863-946-0744. Community Briefs

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PURIFIED WATER MAIN STREET CAR WASH175 South Main •South of Courthouse & McDonaldsFREE Reverse Osmosis Purified Bottle Water Bring as many 5 gallon or one gallon containers as you wish. $50 Cash prize to the group or individual who brings the most containers for free water. SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 • 10AM TO 2PM & SATURDAY, OCT. 5 • 10AM TO 2PMFREE F R E E F R E E FREE 10 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Tickets 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 someone you’d like nominate, please write at letter of nomination, including w hy 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. The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce is looking for a secretary. If you’re interested, please send a resume BB POB 158 LaBelle, FL 33975. LaBelle Chamber of Commerce banquet date set Submitted photoDenise Walker and Sheriff Steve Whidden at the 2012 banquet. West Glades Students of the Month Submitted photoKG-1st Grade: Jasmine Noguez, Peyton Crews, Abner Aguas, Kaelyn Murray, Alexandra Nelson, Emersyn Lyons. Submitted photo2nd-4th Grade: Kendal Poulos, Zellistyne Zoie Gregorio, Julissa Gonzalez, Leo Bautista-Aguilar, John Davis, Jorge Mendoza, Evan Farless, Kenneth Bautista-Aguilar, Logan Sanders. Submitted photo5th 8th Grade: Omar Casiano, Taylor Martin, Myra Madrid, Erik Moreno, Colin Battams, Angela Vazquez, Edward Brown, Selina Zamarron. V olunteer 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. Community Brief

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A dult FCAT retakesThe Adult FCAT retakes will be given on October 7 and 8 in the LaBelle High School Library. Any student who has already graduated but still needs to take this test is welcome to sign up. The test will take two days to complete and begin at 6:00 p.m. Please call Mrs. Hegley at the LHS (863-674-4120) to sign up.Bull Pit Ministry presents ‘Buck Out’Summer is over. Please join the Bull Pit Ministry for Buck Out with some family fun at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, Food. fun, entertainment and vendors. “Jesus loves the tough ones, too!”School historyLaBelle’s own Larry Luckey, Jr., who came home to teach and later to become prinicpal of LaBelle’s Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School located on the site of LaBelle’s 1891 palm thatched school and its still revered replacement a two storey brick building with Roman-style Doric columns on its front and a 400-seat auditorium that w as the largest in eastern Lee County when it was built in 1915, will present a program on the history of LaBelle area schools to LaBelle Heritage Museum members and guests at the local organization’s Thursday, October 3, meeting at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W est Hickpochee Avenue. Refreshments w ill be served following the program. Dues for 2014 will be accepted at the meeting with members receiving their 2014 LaBelle Heritage Membership Cards immediately upon receipt of their dues.Scouts plan hot dog saleLaBelle Cub Scouts Pack 9 will be selling Hot Dogs and Drinks at Ace Hardware on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please stop by and help them raise money for an upcoming campout.It’s bingo time!Bingo has begun at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Early bird 6:45. V FW plans yard saleThere will be an indoor yard sale at VFW Post 10100 on Saturday, September 28, starting at 7 a.m. Remember Charcaol Broiled Burgers every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bingo every Sunday at 2 p.m. VFW Post 10100 will pay the initial dues for recently discharged quali ed veterans. The Post will also pay for the membership of those currently serving in harms way. Those not quali ed for VFW membership should look into joining the Men’s Auxiliary or AMV ETS Post 2012. If you have membership questions call the Post at 863-675-8008. Community bake saleCommunity Bake Sale on October 1, 2013 at Oakbrook of LaBelle starting at 9 a.m. and running throughout the day. All proceeds fund the community Halloween Event hosted at the facility on October 31, 2013. We are also asking for any donations, candy and Halloween props. Thank you.LMS candle salelaBelle Middle School’s FBLA will have a sale on Scentsy Flameless Candles Thursday, Oct. 3, 5-7 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s on SR 80. On hand inventory is 50 percent off and is cash and carry, or order from the fall 2013 catalog. Join them for a funlled evening and get your holiday shopping done early.SBDC: Build your business on FacebookJoin the SBDC at Barron Library on Wednesday, October 9, 811 a.m. and Wednesday, October 23, 8-10 a.m. for a twosession program on using Facebook to build your business. Learn the importance of prole and business pages, of targeted tools to reach and maintain client awareness, building clientele, why image is important, and understanding your Target Market. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to post different content to Facebook on both your pro le and business pages. You will learn how to develop content, create alerts that bring sharable content to you, image source and staying within established guidelines, and create a social media schedule. The workshop is offered at no charge, but you need to bring your laptop, note pad and pen. Register on line at www.sbdcseminars. org or call 239-745-3700. Space is limited to 10, so register early to assure a place for you.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.MCA events for SeptemberSeptember 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.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? Upcoming meetings of the GFWC LaBelle Community Woman’s Club genealogy lecture series will be October 15, November 19 and December 17. at 6:30-8 p.m. Space is limited. 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 863673-1144 or tinasews@gmail.com.Bingo is back!Bingo is back at Our Lady Queen of Heaven at 7 p.m.. Early bird 6:45. Time to get in the swing again!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.Property Appraiser staffThe Hendry County Property Appraiser’s eld staff will canvass the area of LaBelle over the next several months for the ve year review process to verify that all information regarding your property is as accurate as possible, and to assist in creating a fair and equitable tax roll. They will be driving county vehicles, have Property Appraiser shirts and I.D. badges. No interior inspections are required, so it is not necessary for you to be home for them to do their inspections. An y questions or concerns, please contact their of ce at 863-675-5270.Glades Woman’s Club plans fundraiserOn October 5, The Glades County Woman’s Club will host a Breast Cancer Awareness High Heel-A-Thon and a club fundraiser open to the public. The park will be lled with food and arts and crafts, with fun for all! Besides the high heel “march”, enjoy contests with prizes for all ages. Some of the other contests are a $1.99 Beauty Contest (our woman ess beaut y pageant), a Pink “Awareness” Pumpkin decorating contest and a special “Bra Dazzling” contest in honor of Breast Cancer Survivors. Fifty percent of all pro ts will go to The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation for Advocacy, Education, Research in our area and the other 50 percent to the Glades Count y Woman’s Club for scholarships and community events. Contact Kimberly L. Clement at 863-228-0907.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. 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 (863) 342-8075 ask for Nora. Advocates welcome (no charge). You also can visit out website at www.thelamplighters.org. 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 FREENEUTER AND SPAYSHEWMAKER 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! 11 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Community Briefs

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HUGE AUCTION: Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment, Misc. ToolsSATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 9AM Now Accepting Consignments Frank E Land, Auctioneerwww.landauctionservice.comLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. Enter at Gate 2 Old Bayshore Rd N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 (239) 936-4121AB2084/AU2814 LABELLE 8 am ‘til ?, Sat., Sept. 28th, 478 Rainbow Circle. Power tools, hand tools, Household Items, 65 KVW Generator. Coming Soon Downtown Peddlers Market Fri and Sat, 8-2 Vendors Welcome Information Formerly Yours 330 N. Bridge St LaBelleBURGER KING We are currently hiring assistant managers. Please apply at your local Burger King restaurant or email your resume to: bkrichard@ royalsinc.comDRIVER(S) NEEDED Must have CDL class “B” license Apply at 210 N. Industrial Loop Road, Labelle PLEASE....No Phone Calls Hiring a full time CDL driver for over the road hauling. Please send resume to: melina@uniprop.com or mail to 1080 Commerce Dr #3 LaBelle, Fl 33935 Local Automotive Recycler is seeking an Experienced Used Parts Sale Associate. Quali ed candidate must possess the following: 5+ years experience, good phone and personal skills, speak Spanish & English, dependable transportation and bi-lingual. References and credit history will be checked. 40hrs/week. Drug free workplace. Please call (863)441-4486 Multi-Craft Journeyman Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels, pressure vessels, etc. Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and processes such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to perform welding functions. Must be able to pass a 6G welding test. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.comApply online: www.ussugar.com Local insurance agency looking for a career minded individual to market insurance products. We offer a renewal base plus commission. We are looking for a candidate with integrity and entrepreneurial spirit, driven by achievement and nancial rewards. Please send resumes to HR_Agents@ffbic.com and reference Job # 0032A. 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. GATOR LAWN CARE 239.470.8611 *trimming *mowing *spraying *brush removal *weed eating *edging *and more... ask about our 25% off customer rewards program RANGE, GE Glass top, black & stainless steel. Call 863-675-1318. Attention Crafters Ribbons and bows Buttons and threads Visit Busy Bee’s Corner Miss Patty’s Formerly Yours 330 N. Bridge St LaBelle, FL 1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 LABELLE 1 BR Ef ciency in town. $250 mo. plus $250 security dep. Call 863-673-6904. FELDA FARM LAND FOR LEASE 60 acres & 90 acres w/reservoir. 3 phase power & wells. $270 per acre. (239)503-4037LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 LaBelle, North of Bridge; small 2BR/2BA, mobile home. Includes room air, water, sewer and trash. Non smkg. env. $500/month, $500 security, references & lease. 863-675-2392. FELDA: 26 Jackie Dr., 2BR, 2BA., Large enclosed Florida Rm. Call 863-517-4626 or 239-223-5654. Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Kawasaki Nomad 2009. 34,500 miles. Cruise control, LED light & new battery. 6 speed. 2 toned paint with trunk. $9000 obo. 863-517-0664. NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on August 28, 2013. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone (863) 983-5797 no later than October 1, 2013 before 5:00 p.m The District will hold a landowners’ election for one seat on the ve (5) member board of supervisors on October 26, 2013. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 452753 CN 9/19,26/2013 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2013, for the following Proposals: Website: http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/ E1N17-R0 Tree Trimming, Removal, and Clearing and Grubbing in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Budget Amount: $116,820.00 E1N18-R0 Reworking Shoulder, Embankment, Performance Sod in Highlands and Okeechobee Counties. Budget Amount: $250,000.00. E1N19-R0 Performance Turf in Polk County. Budget Amount: $125,000.00 E1N20-R0 Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Budget Amount: $166,000.00 452897 CN 9/26;10/3/2013 NOTIFICACION DE LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS DE ELECCION DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL Por medio de la presente se le noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central “el Distrito,” adopt los procedimientos de eleccin en su junta regular del da 28 de agosto de 2013. Si usted est interesado en cali car como un candidato de Junta de Supervisores, usted tendr que noti car a Carolyn Hester, Gerente para el Distrito en la O cina Administrativa del Control de Aguas del Condado Central, ubicada en 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telfono (863) 983-5797 a no ms tardar del 1 de octubre de 2013 antes de las 5:00 p.m. El Distrito llevar a cabo una eleccin de propietario por un asiento de los cinco (5) miembros de la junta de supervisores el 26 de octubre de 2013. Usted puede obtener una copia de los procedimientos de eleccin al contactarse con Carolyn Hester, Gerente a la direccin y nmero de telfono mencionado arriba. SRVANSE PROCEDER EN CONSECUENCIA. EL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 452749 CN 9/19,26/2013 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (Posted September 26, 2013) Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of SELLEW BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTE R SCHOOL will hold a meeting Monday, September 30, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PEPPI HEAD START CENTER, 301 Southwest 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 453080 BGS 9/26/2013PUBLIC NOTICETHE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 AT 8:00 AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 453255 CN 9/26/2013 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 *. Auctions Garage/ Yard Sales Garage/ Yard Sales Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Job Information Business Opportunities Lawn Service Appliances Crafts/Supplies Apartments Land Rent Storage Space Rent Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Motorcycles Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 12 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3525 2010 2024329-670000B0130 Moshe Kashi Lots 21 and 22, Block B, of SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, in 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452452 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 4057 2010 4104329-03020990070 Eduardo Vasquez Lot 7, Block 2099, of Port LaBelle Unit 3, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452444 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 4401 2010 4104329-07022040330 Santo R Di Bella Lot 33, Block 2204, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452438 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 4775 2010 4104329-09022990030 Dameon & Rebecca Gordon Lot 3, Block 2299, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 9, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 144, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452440 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 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 4402 2010 4104329-07022040340 Santo R Di Bella Lot 34, Block 2204, of PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a Subdivision according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452439 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3017 2010 1144334-040000E0100 Brenda V Sweet Lot 10, Block E, of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 SKYLINE double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. 32620272AU & 32620272BU and Title Nos. 50737979 & 50737982, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452448 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3020 2010 1144334-040000E0160 Mike Johnson Lots 16 and 17, Block E of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1985 BEACH single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. SSMFLAC122309, Title No. 50143620 and RP Decal No. R047625, which in permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452449 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3231 2010 1214334-040000A0070 Katie Smith Lot 7, Block A, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 8, a subdivision in the City of Clewiston, Florida, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 136 and 137, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1996 FLEETWOOD single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. N15873, Title No. 72342821 and RP Decal No. X0318711, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452450 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 899 2010 1284329-01000000130 Central Mobile Homes, Inc. Lot 13, LAKESIDE Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 173, of the Public records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 NOBILITY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. N42299A & N42299B, Title No. 44296084 & 44263787, and RP Decal No. 12046918 & 12046919 which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452446 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3012 2010 1144334-040000C0110 Malbec II, LLC Lot 11, Block C of Sherwood Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 127 and 128, in the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1989 PEACE single-wide mobile home have Identi cation No. PSHGA4770, Title No. 46869456 an RP Decal No. R310407, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452447 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 2992 2010 1144334-01000000600 Zacarias R & Monica Alvizo Lot 60, in Twin Lakes Subdivision, a subdivision in a portion of Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 91 and 92 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1983 BERKELEY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. FLFL2AD053204239 & FLFL2BD053204239, Title Nos. 22443040 & 22443039, and RP Decal Nos. R261032 & R261031, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452442 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 381 2010 1314229-01000000860 Robert W & Terrie M Thompson Lots 86 and 87, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, of the Public Records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1984 LIBERTY double-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation Nos. 10L16718U & 10L16718X, Title Nos. 20841857 & 20880184, and RP Decal NO. 24283186 & 24283176, which in permanently af xed to real property. (Lien Holder: Big Lake National Bank) 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452445 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 THE CALOOSA BELLE AND FLORIDA.NEWSZAP.COM LAUNCH ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY! CALL US AT 863-675-2541 EXT4234 OR E-MAIL FLBIZSEARCH@NEWSZAP.COM FOR MORE INFOMATION

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 394 2010 1314229-01000002090 Raul & Juana Aguilar The East 7 feet of Lot 210, all of Lot 211, and the West 31 feet of Lot 212, all in NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 16, of the Public records of Glades County, Florida, lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1971 FREEDOM single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. FF10015E, Title No. 4135998, and RP Decal No. 18607017, which is permanently af xed to real property. ((LienHolder: Stanton Mobile Homes Sales, Inc.) 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013 Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452441 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 847 2010 1274329-01000A20180 Sweet Daughter Properties, LLC From the intersection of the South line of Section 28-43-29, with the centerline of State Road 29, run N 03 degrees 47’ 00” W along centerline of said State Road 29, 800 feet to point of beginning; thence N 86 degrees 38’ 00” E, 450.00 feet; thence S 03 degrees 47’ 00” E, 50.00 feet; thence S 86 degrees 38’ 00” W 450.00 feet; thence N 03 degrees 47’ 00” W, 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, less the Westerly 50.00 feet for Road Right of Way of State Road 29 being in Section 28, Township 43S, Range 29 E, Hendry County, Florida, an more commonly known as Business Lots 18 & 19, Section A-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES TOGETHER WITH a 1988 KIRKWOOD single-wide Mobile Home having Identi cation No. 14603576, Title No. 47231174, and RP Decal No. 12251174, which is permanently af xed to real property. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452453 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on October 7, 2013 at 10 am @ Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Fl 33440: 1999 Dodge, VIN: 1B7HF16Y5XS133162 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 453098 CN 9/26/2013 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 10/8/13 SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6) and 1006.07(2) F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6) and 1006.07(2) F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on October 8, 2013. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 451435 CN 9/12,19,26 CB 9/26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10U 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 3582 2010 2164329-A0000090000 Brian K Quinn The Northerly 175.87’ of the Easterly 175.87’ of the following described property: A parcel of land in Section 16, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 16, and run south 03 degrees 36’ 11” East, along the east line of said Section 16, a distance of 2,445.71 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel of land; thence south 86 degrees 51’ 28” West, parallel to the South line of Lot 6, Airport Commerce Park, as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 110, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, a distance of 719.28 feet to a point on the easterly line of a parcel described in O.R. Book 633, at Page 528, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida; thence South 03 degrees 37’ 05” East, along the Easterly line of said parcel, a distance of 121.83 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel; thence South 45 degrees 48’ 22” East, along the easterly line a parcel described in O.R. Book 588, at Page 207 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, a distance of 695.13 feet to the Southeast corner of said parcel; thence North 86 degrees 51’ 28” East, a distance of 252.28 feet to a point on the Easterly line of said Section 16; thence North 03 degrees 36’ 11” West, a distance of 633.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fifth Thursday in the month of October, 2013 which is the 31st day of October, 2013. Dated this 11th day of September, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 452443 CN 9/19,26;10/3,10/2013 PUBLIC NOTICETHE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 2013, 8:00AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT 453261 CN 9/26/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013, 8:00AM. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HILLIARD BROTHERS OFFICE ON 5500 FLAGHOLE ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. JOE MARLIN HILLIARD SUPERVISOR HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 453260 CN 9/26/2013 APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC PARRISH FAMILY CHIROPRACTICDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 Fax (863) 324-8149 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAmerican Legion Post 130Fish Fry First Friday of the month from 5pm-7pm $7.00 BAR BINGO Every Tuesday (Members & Guests Only)699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 14 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! On Saturday, October 5 and again on October 12 at 8:30 a.m. the Venus United Methodist Church is having a couple cemetery clean-up days. Please mark your calendars and be sure to bring your weed eaters, blowers, mowers, rakes or wheelbarrows! We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful cemetery, but it takes a lot of work to keep it looking that way. If you have loved ones interred at the Venus cemetery, we would really appreciate your help! All this clean-up in preparation for our annual Homecoming celebration which will take place on Sunday, October 13 at 11a.m.! We will be celebrating Homecoming with special music and a delicious ham dinner with all the xins' plus deserts of cakes, pies and cookies. The ladies of the church will be preparing all the food, so bring your appetites and come join us. We'd love to have some of our old friends join us, but new friends are always welcome too! Don't miss these wonderful opportunities of worship and fellowship and if you haven't met Pastor Roy Arms yet, you're in for a special treat! If you need directions or additional information please call the church of ce at (863) 465-5043. Church clean up in Venus Small Business Development Center here to helpSBDC is available for one-on-one consulting to help with your small business needs. Whether you are a start-up, growing, or need to make some changes the SBDC will help you nd direction. Call Janice at 239-860-8592 for a LaBelle or Clewiston appointment.Narcotics Anonymous meetingsNA meetings are held at the United Way Building, 133 North Bridge Street. each Monday from 6-7 p.m. It is an open meeting and anyone having a desire not to use narcotics or any other substance is free to attend this meeting. For more information, individuals may contact Chad at 239-878-1136. Community Briefs

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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. 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 15 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 West Glades School’s ag class is entered in the “Be A Good Egg Contest.” The winner can get a $5,000 grant or there are four second prizes of $1,000. The school needs votes to win. Please go to the website below and follow these instructions: (the rst time) http://educationstation.discoveryeducation.com/ 1. Scroll down and click on “Enter Now” 2. Answer the 5 questions and click “submit” (it doesn’t matter if they are correct or not) 3. Select “Teacher” 4. Enter the School Zip code “33935” then click “submit” 5. Scroll down and pick “West Glades School” 6. Put in Your school email address then click “submit” It should tell you “thanks for voting” this means you are done. If you would like to scroll farther and watch the videos we get additional votes for that. They are neat and you might want to show them to your kids. The next time you go in to vote just click on “contest” and then enter your email in the green box that says “voted before” and your vote should go directly to our school. You can vote once a day so if you can save it on your favorites and vote every day I would really appreciate it! Help WGS win $5,000 grant September 16, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Knowledge and technology go hand in hand. That relationship advances to the next level when leaders from Edison State College and Presidio gather at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 on the Fort Myers campus to ofcially introduce the new Presidio IT Center at Edison State College. “This day will further illustrate how creating mutually bene cial partnerships can open new opportunities,” said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President, Edison State College. “We have been in need of a new collaboration platform, and thanks to the expertise and effort from Presidio, that need is now a reality. This new Cisco based voice platform w ill allow us to take advantage of the technological advances in voice and messaging communications.” “We are pleased to be partnering with Edison State College and helping enable them to continue to evolve their business operations to provide the best education to their students,” stated Rudy Casasola, President of Presidio South. “The ability for an organization to communicate seamlessly between platforms and collaborate is vital to productivity and ef ciency.” The new uni ed collaboration solution allows Edison State to leverage their infrastructure investments for voice and collaboration. As a more streamlined and ef cient system, it will also save the college money in operations while also providing enhanced video capabilities. The event is open to all Edison employees, students and the general public. There will be tours of the new Presidio IT Center at Edison State College following the brief ceremony.About PresidioPresidio is the leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions. By taking the time to deeply understand how our clients de ne success, we architect enduring technology solutions that address their business needs. Our approach blends the credibility to deliver practical results today, with the creativity to drive the business visions of tomorrow. More than 2,200 Presidio IT professionals, 1,500 of which are engineers with over 2000 industry leading certi cations, are based in 50+ of ces across the US. We serve our clients through a unique, local delivery model while capitalizing on our scale as a multibillion dollar industry leader. We are passionate about driving results for our clients and delivering the highest quality of service in the industry. For more information visit: www.Presidio.com. Edison State Technology Building to be named Presidio IT Center The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one of every three adults in the United States has prediabetes. That is 79 million Americans aged 20 years or older! The vast majority of people living with prediabetes do not know they have it. People with prediabetes have blood glucose (blood sugar) levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes and are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. If you have prediabetes, you are 5 to15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people with normal blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. When you take steps to prevent diabetes, you also lower your risk for possible complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems. The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties in partnership with Hendry Regional Medical will offer a set o f free classes designed by the CDC to lower the risk of diabetes. The classes will begin Tuesday, October 8th. If you are interested in learning more please call Mary Ruth Prout y at 674-4041 or Angelica Pena at 983-1123. Prediabetes: Are you at risk?

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FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE RECIPE OF THE WEEK! Call a local leader in real estate sales to ensure your home sells quickly at a favorable price! PICTURE IT SOLD! www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street €LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL € Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker CHECK THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTINGS.... € CALOOSA HARBOR S/D! 3BR/2 1/2BA Home w/wrap around porch, .83 acre lot and beautiful oaks! $222,000 € 3BR/2BA HOME, large family room, fenced back yard and within walking distance shopping and parks. $89,900 € FORT DENAUD ROAD... 2BR/2BA home w/den or of“ ce, spacious family room and open ” oor plan. $137,500 From Southern Heritage Real EstateBAKED PINEAPPLE Delicious side dish for meat INGREDIENTS € 1 (16-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained € 3 eggs, beaten € cup sugar € 4 Tablespoons cornstarch € Butter € Cinnamon DIRECTIONS € Preheat oven to 350 € Combine pineapple and eggs, mixing well € In separate bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch € Add sugar/cornstarch mixture to pineapple/eggs mixture, mixing well € Pour into 1-quart baking dish. € Dot with butter € Sprinkle with cinnamon € Bake 45 60 minutes or until “ rm and brown 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com SOLD COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 per Ac. 2 to 3 Ac. Commercial out parcels in Port LaBelle, several to pick from. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “ elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “ nish. $89,900 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $119,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $259,900 3/2 pool home on 1 ac. Home features formal dining & den. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “ nished basement for future apartment. $425,000 Beautiful two story custom home on the river. Completely remodeled and updated. Private location and only minutes from town. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $725,000 Riverfront pool home on 6.5 acres. Loads of features inside and out, including 2 docks plus boat basin. Upgraded appliances and much more. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $25,000 Beautiful .45 ac. located in the city. $79,000 -Sky Manor Estates 1.77 acres located on Ft. Denaud Rd. WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM CHECK OUT ALL OUR LISTINGS ONLINE Belle Realty Co. 863-675-7522 www.BelleRealty.comTerri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Donna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager. RENTAL: Spacious 5BR/3BA home on 5.1 acres in Muse. $1,000/monthBUSY AREA, LIMITED LAND IN THE HEART OF LABELLE. Expose your business to success, access, quality and location with a bonus of LaBelles famous oak trees. This 4.28 acres has 338 feet of HWY 80 frontage and has a 12,500 daily traf“ c count. There is an existing 1053 sq. ft. of“ ce building on the front portion that is currently a consignment shop. The front 1.44 acres are zoned B-2 and back 2.84 acres are zoned B-1. $329,900 MOBILE HOMES € 3/2 on 10+/acres in Muse. Spacious living room, family room, “ replace and much more. $129,900. € Country living with lots of extras! 3/2 manufactured home on 5 acres. Home needs a little TLC. $99,900. € Natures Paradise! 3/2 on 5.10+/acres in Muse. Stocked pond, half wooded and priced to sell. $60,000. € 3/2 on 1.60+/acres located close to town of LaBelle. $39,900. € Investors!! 2/1 manufactured home on .75+/acre. Located near shopping and schools. Small older frame home also on the property that could use a little TLC for additional rental income. $30,000. € Corporate owned! 3/2 on 1.19+/acres in Montura Ranches. $26,250. Call about our vacant land! LOTS € 5+/acres located outside of LaBelle $39,000. € .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “ nancing. € 2.5+/acres in Ladeca. Cleared and ready to build. $15,000. € .60+/city lot $6,500. € .17+/acre lot in Moore Haven $2,800. € Call about our Pt LaBelle lots! Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT 16 Caloosa Belle September 26, 2013 Submitted photoLaBelle High School cross countryThe LaBelle Boys Cross Country Team won the Triton Invitational at Mariner High School in Cape Coral on Saturday, September 21. Pictured are cross country team members Justin Reyes, Eduardo Benitez, Omar Pena, Pedro Dimas, Enrique Jiminez. Submitted photoGowgirls Golf off to good startThe Cowgirls Golf Team played their rst match in LeHigh against Immokalee High. Coach LW Howard commented that the win was respectable, considering it was the rst match ever played by the team of three freshmen and one junior. September 10 they traveled to Placid Lakes Country Club and defeated Lake Placid High. The highlight of the match was a shot by freshman Angela Crawford when she holed it out from the fairway to give the Cowgirls a four-shot lead. With solid play from Kala Howard, Melissa Dunham and Charlie Lynn, they held on for the win. Coach LW Howard said the girls have only been practicing for ve weeks, but really listen and practice very hard. He said that Darren Howard has been an asset, teaching not only golf skills but etiquette and the rules of the game. Way to go, Cowgirls! Standing from left: Melissa Dunham, Angela Crawford, Kala Howard, Charlie Lynn, Tiffany Horne. Miken Hyser was not available for the photo.