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Thursday, December 12, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 51 LaBelle shopping: Down to the wireby Janice GrovesYou cannot go wrong with Clothes and Accessories Tick tock, tick tock – the countdown continues. There is still time, though, to purchase gifts for those people on your list. If you read last w eek’s article I mentioned the possibility of “knocking one’s socks off” with the list of ideas I mentioned. Well, this week I am adding those socks to my list. Everyone loves new clothes and accessories so you cannot go w rong with purchases in this category. For those on your list that live, w ork and play in LaBelle select w estern or diva style jeans; you can’t go wrong with denim. Shops have shoes, boots, belts, purses, shirts, t-shirts, hats, all sorts of accessories and, yes, socks. I found all of these items for sale in LaBelle and not surprisingly, because I have spent the last several weeks looking around, I found the selections wide and diversi ed. If you want athletic wear, you can nd that. Kids wear? It’s here, too. Special occasion? Purchase by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Passion is what makes O r Drori good at what he does. What he does, is to rescue endangered creatures from those who would abuse them. An Israeli by birth, he now lives in Camaroon, Africa, where he has dedicated himself to protecting wildlife. That is a formidable goal, especially in Africa, where he says the government, including law enforcement and judges, are all in the illegal trade of endangered species. O r began his danger-fraught career after being discharged from his service in the Israeli army. He opted to take a backpacking trip to Africa, a continent that had always fascinated him. His friends preferred to head off to Europe, so he went alone to his future. In Africa he began his long-imagined trip by wandering alone in the bush country, chasing animals and inevitably getting lost. He was found by the Maasai and rescued. Living in this simple culture changed his life. He took to wandering from village to village, sharing the natives’ simple lifestyles. It gave him a different perspective, different values. He found he had a choice in how he lived his life. In choosing his own way, he learned that he got back the love he gave in a more meaningful way. He relied on the kindness of villagers and proudly says he was never disappointed. The experience gave him new knowledge and an appreciation for various cultures. Eventually, he was making his living by free lance writing and photography, sometimes about the plight of native African animals. Kidnappers of both humans and animals tend to be very violent, O r said, and challenging them is extremely dangerous. As a result of one of his stories, he ended up in a confrontation with runners who had kidnapped a baby chimp and were trying to sell it to O r. He managed to bluff his way out of a very serious situation when they caught on to him. He pretended that he was involved in a sting operation and was calling for back up. The traf ckers ended up breaking down, giving him the chimp and eeing. He realized he couldn’t care for the baby chimp and found it a home, but that experience was the gateway to the passion of is life protecting the natural heritage of Africa. O r explained that traf ckers are opportunists. Usually, they will traf c in anything that promises them money. It even extends to lifesaving drugs sent by the US and other countries intended for needy populations. It’s not just wildlife that O r and his orgaHendry students meet wildlife defender See Shopping — Page 16 See Defender — Page 2 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantChristmas in LaBelleEight-year-old Delilah Valentin had a heart-to-heart with Santa at last Friday night’s Christmas in the Park, the annual kick off to the Christmas season by the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce. The Christmas Parade led the crowd down Main Street to the park where a little snow fall had been arranged, along with lots of great games for Santa’s little buddies. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantDr. Deborah Missoti, O r Drori and intern Kiley Gannaway.

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013nization are trying to defend. All forms of abuse are interconnected, he insists, from A frican elephant tusks and primates to w omen and children abducted for sex and cheap labor. Organized crime syndicates are responsible, he said, and the same people dealing in drugs deal in the illegal wildlife trade and human traf cking. O r is the founder and director of the Last Great Ape organization (LAGA), an NGO dedicated to conservation and law enforcement of anti-wildlife poaching. O r and his group have introduced a new hands-on model to ghting these crimes: arrest, convict and get prison time. Over 900 traf ckers have been arrested and convicted in the past 11 years. In fact, LAGA members made the very rst wildlife protection arrest ever in Central and West Africa. Their target is one arrest and conviction per week. LAGA. is currently operating in six countries. LAGA members are activists who push to create the will to eradicate this problem from the world. Their aim is to create a deterrent to the too alluring business of traf cking. In this extremely violent work, he said LAGA relies on the bodyguard system to protect its members as they investigate these highly charged crimes. There is always a risk in his chosen line of work, and powerful people have regularly tried to intimidate him with threats, he said. A couple years ago one of his investigator w as kidnapped and eventually rescued. At one point, Chinese traf ckers in Gabon tried to bribe O r. When you consider that rhino horns can bring up to $50,000 per kilogram, you begin to get an idea of just how overwhelming the problem of traf cking is. In the US last month to meet with the US Fish and Wildlife Agency in Washington, D.C. and for network news interviews in New York City, O r made a special trip to Hendry County. As a personal favor to Dr. Deborah Missotti of the Talkin' Monkeys Project in Pioneer Plantation, this "explorer adventurer" spoke to Clewiston High School students and at FGCU during his whirlwind trip. He also toured the Talkin' Monkeys Project grounds. LAGA is working with the US and others, trying to build worldwide collaboration. As with so many of today's issues, O r notes that public awareness is key to solving this problem. Last summer President Obama issued an executive order to bolster efforts by African governments against wildlife traf cking. The President noted that "Wildlife traf cking is a multi-billion dollar illicit business that is decimating Africa's iconic animal populations." Dr. Misotti said she felt empowered just having been involved with O r and his LAGA organization. "I loved what he did and decided I could do this on a smaller scale." In fact, Dr. Misotti recently participated in a sting operation that saved two baby gibbons stolen from a home in Nebraska. She was very pleased that this world renowned crusader for animals was willing to come here and she wanted Hendry County kids to hear him speak "to know what they are capable of." "This is my hero," Dr. Misotti said. Talkin' Monkeys volunteer Craig Bartoshuk said of O r, "He's already got so many of us energized." Kiley Gannaway, an FGCU student intern at the Talkin' Monkeys Project began there last August and continues through December. Her goal is to become a primatologist. For her, meeting O r was an incalculable opportunity O r's book, The Last Great Ape, is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into many languages. O r has gained the recognition of the world through many accolades and awards, including the Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award from the World Wildlife Foundation's highest honor by Prince Phillip, the Conde Nast Travel Environmentalist Award, the Golden Heart Award, Future For Nature Award, the the Interpol ECO Message Award, the Clark Bavin Award from the US sh and Wildlife Law Enforcement Division and The Shining World Compassion Award. The awards prove that O r's message is being heard throughout the world and are invaluable because each one brings his message and his life's work to the forefront of a different group of people. That knowledge can be translated into the power to save the endangered creatures animal and human of this world. To learn more about O r Drori and his organization, go to LAGA website: http:// www.laga-enforcement.org/ DefenderContinued From Page 1 Shop at KiwanisAt the Kiwanis Thirft Store in LaBelle, 155 Bridge Street, Saturday, December 14, 8:3010 a.m. kids from 3-12 years old can do their own shopping. Buy quality gifts for their family members on a "friendly budget. Kiwanis members will help them shop while the adults browse and shop at the parking lit yard sale outside from 8 a.m.-noon. Food/snack items will be available and Key Club memberrs from LHS will wrap presents for kids so they can surprise their families on Christmas morning. One of Santa's elves will be visiting the kids as well.Breakfast with SantaBring your children and get into the Christmas Spirit. Saturday, December 14, Santa will be visiting the LaBelle American Legion Post 130 from 8-11 a.m. The Amertican Legion Auxilary will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast with milk, orange juice and coffee, Free for children 8 and under, $3 for adults and 9 years and older. Santa will have a gift for boys and girls 8 and under. The Legion is on SR80, across from the Shell Station. Everyone is invited.Legion Christmas dinnersThe American Legion Post 130 members prepare a full home cooked Christmas Dinner and volunteers will deliver hot meals to local needy families and shut-ins (those con ned to their homes by illness, disability or lack of mobility). If you know of anyone who should receive a delivered meal, notify the Post of their name, correct address, phone number and how many meals to be delivered. Must be on the Christmas Dinner Delivery List by Monday evening, December 23rd. Drop names off at the American Legion Hall, or call the Post at 863-675-8300 or Nikki at 239-564-2005. Pre-ordered To-Go Dinners may be picked up at the Legion after 11 a.m. Please make note of it being a To-Go-& Picked-Up. Delivery meals will be sent out on deliver y routes rst. We would like to invite volunteers to help assemble or deliver meals on Christmas Day. It is an experience you will treasure so come volunteer and enjoy the fellowship of others and spread the Christmas Spirit. Volunteers please arrive between 9 & 10 on Christmas Day. We need volunteers to deliver meals too.Drug free holiday celebrationCome to the Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership/Drug Free Hendry Coalition Holida y Celebration December 12, 4:30 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle. Please bring a covered dish. Please e-mail what you are bringing to valarie.james@ health.gov. For more information please contact Valarie James at 674-4041 ext 128 or Bianca Ross at 674-4041 ext 143. Christmas BriefsSee Christmas — Page 16

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3 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 ClewistonAngela Lynn Cornelius, 36, was arrested December 3 and charged with fraud uttering a false bank note, check, draft. CPD Of cer T. Nieves was arresting of cer. Daniel Torres V, 40, was arrested December 5 and charged with a moving traf c v iolation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent, and resisting an of cer obstruction by a disguised person. A. Garcia w as arresting of cer. Roberto Rives, 21, was arrested December 8 and charged with ee/elude police failure to obey a law enforcement of cer's order to stop, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, a nonmoving traf c violation expired motor vehicle registration over six months and a nonmoving traf c violation failure to register a motor vehicle. Sgt. M. Fav ara was arresting of cer. Jeremy Delgado, 16, was arrested December 8 and charged with simple assault threat to do violence and aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older. M. Yeomans was arresting of cer. Gary Wayne Adams, 56, was arrested December 7 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent offense. FHP Trooper D.P. Todd was arresting of cer. Gary M. Gonzalez, 41, was arrested December 7 and charged on a warrant with battery on an of cer, re ghter or EMT. J ohnny R. Brown was arresting of cer. A rreest Reports Monday morning, December 9, 2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce responded to the 1200 block of Harlem Gardens, Clewiston, after receiving a call of a man being shot. It was reported that the victim, 19-yearold Arthur Harrington of Clewiston, had been shot. He is currently in stable condition with no life threatening injuries. Hendry County Investigators are trying to locate 29-year-old, Tafarya Deon Williams, aka Snake, Kid, Stank, Snake Kid. It was reported that Williams also received injuries and may be seeking medical attention. The shooter was reported to be wearing blue colored pants and a sleeveless white shirt. Williams was released from Florida Department of Correction on February 25, 2013 for Aggravated Assault with Firearm and Aggravated Battery. Currently, deputies are attempting to locate Williams for questioning. If subject is located, do not approach as Williams is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators are following up on all leads. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Hendry County Detective Sergeant Kristy Herrera at 863-674-5600. Person of interest sought in Clewiston shooting The National Park Service is requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a Florida Panther that was recently found dead. The federally protected panther was found with a suspected gunshot wound on December 7, 2013, in the Turner River Unit of Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County, Florida. Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of this Florida Panther may be eligible for a reward. "The Florida panther is one of the most endangered mammals in the United States. This is a serious incident and we are asking the public to assist us with discovering details related to this incident." stated Pedro Ramos, Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve. The Florida Panther is protected under The Endangered Species Act. The maximum criminal penalties for the unlawful taking of a Florida Panther are one year imprisonment and $100,000 ne per individual. Anyone with information on the death of this panther or any others, past or future, is urged to contact Special Agent David Mayeski through NPS Dispatch at 1-800-788-0511. Panther shot; reward offered Senior Choices of Southwest Florida urges everyone to take special care to avoid being exploited by scammers. You name it and someone is trying to give it away. Just provide personal information and your credit card number to get the incredible deal. When you see these "opportunities," be reminded that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stay away from phony freebies. Never supply any personal information unless you have assurance that you are working on a trusted website that you have accessed on your own. Scam artists know your favorite shopping websites and they know how to duplicate them. Watch for forged sites by being sure to enter the complete site address of every site you visit. Use strong password protection and only use secure websites that are denoted by http" in the address line. Be safe shop safely on the internet and have a happy holiday season Avoid holiday scams aimed at elders

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4 Caloosa Belle December 12, 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. Christmas is a great time of the year. Families and friends exchange gifts. Church bells ring. Packages are sent, or personally delivered to folks who mean the most to us. It is a season unlike any other throughout the year. Yet, there is a deeper meaning to Christmas that goes beyond the gifts, the lighted trees, and the tinsel. The true meaning of Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the w orld that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” The real Christmas story is the story of God’s becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8). Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, w orshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate. The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way— the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation w hen we accept that free gift of love. “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). However, not everyone af rms this teaching in Scripture. Many people perceive that there is a concerted effort to eliminate the w ord “Christmas” from public discourse— sort of a “war on Christmas.” The stories seem to be coming more frequently: a grade-school choir sings “We Wish You a Happy Holiday” instead of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” for their “Winter Concert.” A library invites “holiday displays” from the community provided the displays have no religious connotation—the stable may have animals in it, but no people. It is possible to do all one’s Christmas shopping and never see or hear the word “Christmas” in the stores. So, what are we to do when something as precious and dear to us as our faith is assaulted? How are Christian people to respond when the season of “Ho-Ho-Ho” is assailed with legal efforts that, in essence, tell us “No-No-No” regarding our freedom to celebrate? While there’s nothing wrong with saying “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” when someone does so for the sole purpose of not saying “Merry Christmas,” then we are right to question what’s going on. “Why is the word Christmas censored?” We wonder as we wander through the malls. Why do some public schools celebrate everything from Kwanzaa to Labafana the Christmas witch, and ban the Nativity, all in the name of “inclusion” and “tolerance”? One reason put forward by those seeking to avoid the word Christmas is that it would offend non-Christians. But, according to a recent Gallup poll, only 3 percent of adults in America say it bothers them when a store makes speci c reference to Christmas. Read that again – 3 percent! The exclusion of Christmas, then, is not really a way to “adapt” to a more diverse culture, but a way to engineer a more secular culture. Many times, the arguments against Christmas programs and displays are couched in political terms, but the bias against Christmas goes much deeper than that. This is primarily a spiritual battle, not a political one. How should Christians respond? Here are some suggestions: 1) Celebrate Christmas! Let the joy of the season show in your life. Teach your family the signi cance of Jesus’ birth and make the Christmas traditions meaningful in your home. 2) Wish others a Merry Christmas. When confronted with a “Happy Holidays,” get speci c, and wish the greeter a “Merry Christmas!” You may be surprised at how many respond in kind. Even if you’re met with resistance, don’t let it dampen your cheer. Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew was rebuffed year after year, but it never stopped him from wishing his humbug of an uncle a Merry Christmas and inviting him to Christmas dinner. 3) Speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). The Christmas season is a wonderful opportunity to share Christ’s love and the gospel message. 4) Pray for those in positions of power (1 Timothy 2:1-3). Pray for wisdom. Pray for revival so that Christmas, instead of being “offensive,” would be honored by all. MERRY CHRISTMAS!Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. Help! The Season of “Ho-Ho-Ho” is told “No-No-No” Rehab center misplacedIn my eyes my sister and brother in law were the ideal parents. My sister stayed at home and raised her two sons while my brother in law worked. She was involved in all her children’s sports activities and a leader in their Church groups. I envied them. As a widow I dropped my sons off at daycare on my way to work. I got my sons to Church on Sunday and tried to be at their sports activities when I could but I always wished I could be the stay at home involved mother she was. My children turned out okay thanks be to God. Neither were ever into drugs. My sister’s oldest did get into drugs while in high school and broke her heart. He stole from her and her neighbors to support his habit until they got him help. He was never arrested and has no record. My sister paid back what he stole from her neighbors. I now rmly believe it isn’t always how you raise them. Sometimes it is the in uences they are around that lead them astray even with the best of parents. This drug and alcohol rehab they are proposing is like the one my sister sent my nephew. There were no fences there either and he worked in a Christian based rehab center in Georgia on three of his four trips to rehab. My sister and her husband took out a second mortgage on their home to pay for his care. He checked himself out after three weeks the rst time and his dealer met him less than a mile from the facility and drove him the sixty miles back to near his parent’s home. It is a fact of life that dealers know where the rehabs are. To them it is a business and they set up shop nearby their customers. This rehab that they want to go into Port LaBelle Inn is across the highway from our Sports Park we are building for our children. It is within close proximity of three schools. It would be in the middle of a senior citizen community and next door and across the highway from subdivisions of heavily populated family homes. I am not against a drug and alcohol rehab facility moving into Hendry or Glades County. A Christian base facility is the best kind in my opinion. I strongly feel Port LaBelle is the absolute wrong place for a rehab center. There is potential for that hotel and marina to expand and become a resort and bring jobs, recreation and revenue to the area and continue to pay taxes. If not, others will have to have their taxes increased to make up the loss revenue. It would take very little to make it a possible recreational resort area and give this area jobs. This proposed facility would kill any hopes of any business growth in that area and kill new homes sales as few want to live near a drug and alcohol rehab facility regardless of who runs it. I know a woman who had a contract on her condo out there. She wanted to move into a home in Laurel Oaks nearby. When the prospective buyer heard about the rehab idea from this paper they backed out of buying the condo. Now she can’t buy her new home in Laurel Oaks. The rehab facility is a Christian based non-pro t organization and the county would lose the business tax revenue it now receives as a hotel as non-pro ts organizations don’t pay most taxes. There would be few if any jobs generated since they would cook, clean and maintain the facility with the patients help. Where would people who want to come to LaBelle to visit this area stay? It is our only hotel in thirty miles or so. I personally feel a place like the area around the Goodno Store or eastward on Letter to the Editor Les Morgan See Letter — Page 5

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BUSINESSES COMMERCIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS County Ordinance 2010-18 requires that Commercial Operations & Businesses have a waste disposal account with County Franchise Contractors. In addition, eorts to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, telephone books, metal &/or glass is required. You could see a reduction in overall disposal costs just by recycling. Please call us & well help you get started or improve your program. We can also assist with your h azardous waste management needs. RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLINGFor those of you who are avid recyclers & consistently have more recycle materials than your recycle containers can hold, please know that you may use a cardboard box for the excess, since it is recyclable as well. Plastic bags are not approved containers, as they are not an accepted material by our end recycler. You may also call for an additional container. ank you for your recycling eorts & feel free to let us know your suggestions for improving our program. Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) DONT LITTER ALWAYS RECYCLE LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT 5 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013Highway 80 would be a better place to put a rehab facility like this. There is open land all around and nowhere near anything that w ould keep them from re ecting on their path in life. Give them the peace they need to help them get better with the grace of God. Let them build whatever they want and it would be an improvement to the area. It would also create construction jobs for people in this area for a while. They can have animals like horses, chickens and cows and grow a garden in a peaceful secluded but beautiful rural area. It would not take long to build nor would it cost much more if any. There is nowhere nearby a drug dealer w ould be able to hide out and tempt them or others. It is not near schools or recreation area children frequent and there are few homes in the area. It will be closer to the Hendry County Hospital if they need it. I hope the Christian based rehab nds a place to move and do their good work, but I hope they decide not to move to Port LaBelle. We would gain nothing regardless of what the paid spin doctors' from the company tells us. It took four tries in rehabs before my nephew nally got off drugs. He is now thank the good Lord drug free for four plus years, in college and working a good job until he can get his Master's degree to teach. My sister is still paying off his fees for the repeated rehab visits six years later. Please, please don't bring this to our city. If only one child gets hooked on drugs from the in uence of someone in the facility or one senior citizen has their property stolen to support a habit it would break my heart. I hope the owner of the facility reads this and sees how damaging this could be. Making money at the expense of even one child hooked on drugs or one violated senior citizen is too high a price to pay for the owner to make a buck or two. Linda Corbitt Christmas in the ParkOn behalf of the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank all of y ou folks who helped out with Christmas in the Park. The City of LaBelle, Property Appraisers Of ce, Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce were a great help with the lighting and decorating along with a lot of the chamber board members and friends. T & M Portable Restrooms, Inc. are always there to help out. Thanks to the DOT for putting up the barrier around the "snow." The bounce and blow up slide were a big hit this year, thanks to Sweet Party Rental. Thanks to Pastor Mike MacDowell (Bull Pit Outreach Ministry) for providing the sound system and the animals for the Nativity, the Hendry County Sheriffs Explorers Post 642 for an amazing job helping with the many activities and cleanup, S.A.D.D., Kiwanis, LaBelle Women's Club, City of LaBelle Relay for Life, Caloosa Belle, LaBelle Heritage Museum, Melinda Brant, CPR Tools, LaBelle Rotary, Manatee Ice, Country Peddlers, Mary Bartoshuk, and First Baptist Church. If we have missed anyone, we apologize. Many thanks to our monetary givers that make the "snow" possible: Wesley Hansen, Higginbotham & Soud, P.A. CPA, Hendry Rec. Board, Rotary, City of LaBelle, RL & Terri Marsh, Beck's Lemonade Shake Up's and First Bank. We are a little shy of the amount needed to cover the "snow." We don't want to miss giving the opportunity for you to help out with this endeavor. If you feel you would like to give to this worthy cause for the children in the greater LaBelle area, you can still make a donation to help cover our cost. Thank you. We feel it was a very successful event and we are already making plans for next year. Also, we want to thank Santa, Ms. Claus and the Elves. Carmen Corbitt Executive Secretary LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Thank You LetterContinued From Page 4 LHS Seniors and Parents:Guidance wants to take a moment to update parents and seniors on past activities and important future events In the month of October, seniors attended a scholarship research and career planning workshop to help them prepare for their career and academic futures. Seniors were introduced to choices.org, an online resource that provides college and career planning support. Seniors participated in a skills inventory, interest inventory and scholarship research. The NEXT magazine was given to all seniors NEXT is a great resource that includes college requirements and application deadlines, college and career planners, Florida Bright Futures requirements, scholarships outside our local area, and future career planning. In addition, the following information was emphasized: ACT/SAT/PERT registration information College application deadlines Checking Academic Histories for accuracy and comparing to trimester schedules Extremely Important Upcoming Events for Seniors: December 12, 2013 Senior Essay Writing Seminar LHS 2:30 4 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013 Senior Scholarship Research Workshop LHS 2:303:45 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013 Apply online Florida Bright Futures oridastudent nancialaid. org January 16, 2014 Financial Aid Night LHS 6:30 p.m. Parents, please remember that your partnership with LHS Guidance is critical. Please ask your senior about choices. org and the NEXT magazine. Thank you for your support! Remember that Rhonda Kosh (10th and 12th grade counselor) and Erin McCullough (9th and 11th grade counselor) can be reached via email at koshr@ hendry.k12. .us or mcculloughe@hendry. k12. .us respectively. Have a safe and wonderful Winter break. LHS Counselor’s Corner 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 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 863-673-1144 or tinasews@gmail.com. Interested in genealogy?

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Action Adventure Fine Dining Entertainment Travel RomanceAnd Lots of Laughter! Wishing You A Newsworthy Season!May your holiday season contain all the makings of lasting memories for you and your loved ones. We appreciate your readership and look forward to your continued support. We also like to let you know about ourEARLY DEADLINESClassi“eds Thur 12/19 @4:00 Display ads Thur 12/19 @4 € Obits Friday12/20 @2:00 Paper on the street Tuesday 12/24 Winter ExtravaganzaExclusive Eyewear and Sunwear Sales Event!!! “The Optical Center” at Family Eye Care 100 N. Main St. • LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-0761 Use your FLEX dollars before they are gone!December 1st-31stSave up to 50% on your new frame or sunglass with purchase of regular priced lenses Join us on Thursday, December 19th from 4-7 pm for a Winter Wonderland Open House. We will have refreshments and horse drawn carriage rides! 6 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 Submitted photo/ Cliff AveryChristmas musical celebrates the seasonDecember 15 at 11:00 a.m. The Christmas musical, “Jesus, God of All Wisdom,” written by Katherine Avery, will be presented at LaBelle Assembly of God. The narration tells of a world in disobedience to God nding the answer to what real wisdom is in a world like this. It is a mix of the traditional carols and contemporary Christmas songs. The adults and children of LaBelle Assembly will work together sharing this story from God’s Word. The congregation will also be invited to sing along on some of these songs. Some of the songs are, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Born To Die, Joseph Song, and many more. Everyone is welcome, LaBelle Assembly is located on Fraser Avenue across from the, Edward Upthegrove Elementary School. For more information call 675-0900 and ask for Kathy. Bear Island Unit, northwest corner of the Preserve This operation will protect State Road 29 and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge from wild res that could occur within the national preserve north of Interstate-75 and east of State Road 29. South of Loop Road in the Paces Dike area. Burns south of Loop Road are anticipated to be combined with burns being planned by Everglades National Park just east of the BICY/EVER boundary. Over the next few years the National Park Service plans to burn the majority of the area east of Pace's Dike towards Everglades National Park. The objective of the operation is to protect private properties, reduce invasive plant clusters, and improve deer habitat. Implementation of burn operations is dependent upon a variety of conditions. The above are goals that the National Park Service aims to achieve during the prescribed re season, which in Florida is typically from October through April. For more information on the re program at Big Cypress and current re activity, go to http://www.nps.gov/bicy/naturescience/ re-activity-and-related-closures.htm Private property owners within the national preserve are encouraged to maintain a defensible re perimeter around their structures. For more information on the Florida Forest Service's "Firewise" program go to http://www.nps.gov/bicy/naturescience/ reregime.htm and http://www.freshfrom orida.com/Divisions-Of ces/Florida-ForestService/For-Communities/Firewise-Communities.Big Cypress: Fire crews prepare for 2014 prescribed re season Oliver Thomas Murray, 90FORT DENAUD Oliver Thomas Murray passed away Dec. 5, 2013 in Fort Denaud. He was born Mar. 25, 1923 in Olga to the late Earl Randolph and the late Ruth Mildred (Jones) Murray. He served in the Navy during WWII. Survivors include his wife, Betty Browning Murray; sons, Gerald Wayne (Donna L.) Murray, W illiam Darrell Murray, Rodney E. (Sonya) Murray, Don L. (Michelle) Murray and Oliver Boyd Murray; sister, Helen Murray Williams of Florence, Ala.; nine grandchildren; seventeen greatgrandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was also survived by his cousin, Hank Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Community Harvest Worship Center in LaBelle, with Pastor L.W. Howard and Pastor Don L. Murray of ciating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Florida Baptist Children's Homes or Eastside Baptist Church Mission Fund. You may view the online obituary or leave condolences to the family at akin-davis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Waylon Bruce Bass, Sr., 77LABELLE Waylon Bruce Bass, Sr., passed away Dec. 6, 2013 at home. He was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Glendale, Fla., to the late Hubert and the late Cora Belle (Blair) Bass. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Carlan) Bass; two sons, Waylon Bruce Bass, Jr., and Richard A. Bass (Tammy Kay); three daughters, Cynthia B. Sanders (Bill), Sandra A. Taylor (Paul), and Charlotte B. Sykes (Tim); sister, Faye B. Massey; twelve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Felda with Elder Hollis Albritton, Jr. and Pastor Preston Long of ciated. In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries

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The LaBelle High School wrestling team has traveled to Park Vista for the Kickoff Classic, to Palmetto Ridge High School for the Chase Life Tournament, ECS for the Turkey Take Down and most recently to Avon Park for their Dual Meet. The Cowboys have had some stand out w restlers already this season. At the ECS JV Tournament Jose Juarez, competing at the 138 pound weight class, had a third place nish. Dalton Hyser, wrestling in the 170 w eight class, placed fth. Nyko Harrynarine, who is competing at the 152 pound weight class this season, w ent 50 this past weekend at the Avon Park Duals. AJ Ayala, at the 182 pound weight class, nished fth at the Chase Life Tournament w here over 100 State Placers and Quali ers from last year represented the 32 teams at the tournament. He also went undefeated this weekend at the Avon Park Duals. Ryan Drapal, at the 220 pound weight class, nished an impressive fourth place at the Chase Life Tournament. "We have a number of returning wresters that should make a strong run at the State Series. We have some Freshmen that show promise. We just have to keep working, get tougher and improve our wrestling technique," Coach Ayala commented. The Cowboys travel to Oasis next Saturday for their Dual meet. Go Cowboys We Buy Junk Cars Top Prices Paid No Title Needed220 S. Industrial Loop € LaBelle 863-674-0171 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 needs. RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 7 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 The LHS Girls Powerlifting team hosted the 2013 Cowgirl Invitational on Friday, December 6th. The meet saw 9 teams from the area, with over 200 girls competing. Cowgirls that placed were Sidney Nunez with a combined total of 195 lbs, Jasmine Deleon with a total of 255 lbs, Christina Rosado with a total of 250 lbs, and Melanie Lopez with a total of 235 lbs. The Cowgirls nished 6th overall, with Port Charlotte taking 1st, Charlotte taking 2nd, and Lemon Bay talking 3rd.LHS Sports ScoresGirls Basketball Varsity-Oasis 38, Lake Placid 55 LaBelle 30, LaBelle 53Girls Basketball Junior VarsityOasis 28, Lake Placid 44 LaBelle 20, LaBelle 32Boys Soccer 9-1-1LaBelle 8, LaBelle 4 Oasis 0, Dunbar 0Girls Soccer 2-1-6LaBelle 3, LaBelle 4 Oasis 5, Dunbar 0Boys BasketballVarsity 6-1 LaBelle 88, LaBelle, 80 Oasis 29, Lake Placid, 27Junior VarsityLaBelle 56, LaBelle, 53 Oasis 27, Lake Placid, 49 Powerlifting sixth in invitational W restler off to impressive start In last week's Boy's Varsity Basketball action the LaBelle High School Cowboys played 3 home games against Oasis High School, Lake Placid High School, and Southw est Florida Christian Academy. The Cowboys won big in their rst two games beating Oasis 88-28 and Lake Placid 67-26 and rode a 4 game win streak into the game against a tough SFCA squad. In a game that had multiple lead changes and several runs by each team it was never certain who would pull out the win. LaBelle triumphed in the end thanks to some clutch free throw shooting late in the game and won with a score of 55-50. They look to take their 7-1 record and put it on the line with another tough week. This week they traveled to Ft. Myers to take on their rival Bishop Verot High School (4-1) in a district game that could have a huge impact later in the year when the playoffs arrive. That game took place December 10. Then on Friday, December 13, the Cowboys travel to Ft. Myers again to take on Canterbury. Come out and support your Cowboys this week as they look to continue on their winning ways versus two tough opponents. V arsity Cowboys hot on court A bene t account has been established for Joshua Caleb Rimes. Joshua is a Senior at LaBelle High School who suffered spinal injuries. The account is at First Bank in the name of Joshua Caleb Rimes #66 Bene t Fund. You can drop your donation off at any of ce in LaBelle, Clewiston, Moore Haven, Ft. Myers or mail it to P O Box 697, LaBelle, FL 33975. Bene t account for student Joshua Caleb Rimes The Hendry County Motorsports Park will combine the Everglades Winter Nationals event into one extended day Saturday, Dec. 14. The Lil John Wheelie Magic Fire Truck and the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Car Meet and Greet is the biggest intermission event of the year. Kids events like Smokey the Bear and Santa Claus himself Saturday 1-5 p.m. Pictures will be taken and all the kids 12 and under will be admitted absolutely free. Race season ending

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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! From Southern Heritage Real EstateEASY PEASY PEANUT BRITTLEINGREDIENTS € c light corn syrup € 1 c sugar € 1 c salted peanuts € 1 tsp vanilla € 1 tsp baking soda DIRECTIONS Mix cup light corn syrup and 1 cup of sugar in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Add 1 cup of salted peanuts. Microwave for 3 minutes. Add one teaspoon of vanilla and one teaspoon of baking soda. (Watch Out! Its hot and i t foams up.) Pour into buttered cookie sheet. Break into pieces. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com 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! $217,000 € 3BR/2BA HOME, large family room, fenced back yard and within walking distance shopping and parks. $84,900 € FOR RENT 2BR/2BA duplex on water $650/MONTH € FOR RENT 3BR/2BA apartment $650/MONTH UNDER CONTRACT HOMES € Immaculate 4/3.5 home with 2,932+/sq. ft. of living area. Hardwood ” oors, “ replace, enormous kitchen and so much more. Sits on 87.47 acres. $390,000 € Immaculate! 3/2 CBS home on .52+/acre outside of LaBelle. Tile, granite countertops, spacious living areas. $185,000. € 4/3 CBS home on 13.21+/acres in Lakeport. Features 2,923+/sq. ft. living area, living room, family room and much much more. $156,000. € Get away from all the noise! Well maintained 3/2 manufactured home on 5+/acres in Ft. Denaud. Call today $149,900 € Rare “ nd! 3/2 CBS in city of Clewiston. Located near schools and shopping. $125,000 € Two story home on 5.08+/acres outside city of LaBelle. 5/2.5, living room, family room, pool and oversized porch. $89,900 € Recently remodeled and priced to sell! 1,100+/sq. ft. of“ ce building centrally located in LaBelle. $79,900. € 3/1 stilt home on 1+/acre in quiet community of Muse. Move in ready, new tile and carpet, fresh coat of paint and remodeled bathroom. $69,900 € 3/1 CBS home in Port LaBelle. A little TLC will make it a nice cozy home. $49,000 € Corporate owned! 3/2 with 1,258+/sq. ft of living area, enclosed porch and 2 car garage. $48,000 € 3/1 home located in the city of Clewiston. $35,200 € 3/2 on .42+/acre and Zoned for Business $26,500 UNDER CONTRACT Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT SOLD ONE-OF-A-KIND LOCATION serene intracoastal Caloosahatchee River„the perfect home„the perfect harborage for your yacht! Contemporary ranch 4BR/3BA home has expansive, ” exible ” oor plan for hobbies, entertaining, or raising an active, happy family. Living, dining, kitchen, family rooms and master bedroom all open to caged pool with great river views for World Class sunrises and sunsets! $975,000 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Donna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager. RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home in great location. $1,500/month MANUFACTURED HOMES $27,900 Foreclosure on 1+/acre. Mobile home is in need of repair. $49,000 Very nice 3/2 mobile with attached carport and screened lanai. Sits on two lots. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $75,000 Canal front 3/2 home. Upgrades and a spacious kitchen. In 55+ community. HOMES $49,900 Cute 3/2 starter home w/new roof. $56,900 Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA home. New cabinets, paint and ” ooring. Access to community pool and rec center. $58,000 3/2 family home on nice lot. Galvalum roof, new stucco, carpet and paint. $63,000 Adorable furnished unit in the Villas @ Port LaBelle. EXECUTIVE HOMES $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. $399,000 Private 10 acre tree farm w/custom 2/2. Property features guest home, dog kennels, large barn and more. $425,000 Beautiful 5BR/3BA custom built home in Oak Haven Estates. Over 3,000 sq ft on 2 acres. Call for an appointment. $692,000 Riverfront pool home on 6.5 acres. Loads of features inside and out, including 2 docks plus boat basin. Upgraded appliances and much more. SOLD 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 8 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 Submitted photoLHS Drama Club travels to GainesvilleThe LaBelle High School Drama Class went to Santa Fe College in Gainesville to participate in the Florida Theatre Conference. After six weeks of rehearsals, the students preformed the play “The Empty Chair” in front of 16 other high schools. “The Empty Chair” focuses on the interaction of nine people who attend a small-group addictions program. As a chair sits empty and apart from everyone else, each member says their goodbyes and shares their memories of the missed member who either overdosed or committed suicide by overdose. The poignant story was told by LHS Drama members: Kylie Bancroft, Charlie Lynn, Estefania Hernandez, Olympia Abrego, Thalia Esquivel, Sandra Madrid, Zachary Muniz, Brandon Whitcomb, and Abril Aznur. While at the conference the students met 30 different college representatives and watched other schools preform different plays. The Drama Department would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Lynn for chaperoning! Submitted photoLonghorn Midget cheerleaders headed to Nationals LaBelle Longhorn Midget Cheerleaders are headed to Orlando for Nationals. They recently returned from Regionals in Orlando where they placed second. This is the second team to advance to nationals from LaBelle. They leave on Wednesday and perform on Friday at The Wild World of Sports inside Disney. These young ladies have worked hard all season and its paying off. Good luck to all the girls and coaches. Pictured, front row from left: Simona Flores, Jessica Koff, Angelica Cuellar, Iona Perry. Second row: Emille Perry, Gabby Horne, Miram Ruiz. Back row: Head Coach Nikki Hull, Asst. Amie Grant, Emily Grant and Asst. Coach Taylena Barnhart Rosario.

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9 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantCelebrating memories, generosityThe folks at Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation know how to celebrate the Christmas season. On December 3 they presented their fth annual Lights of Love Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Urgent Care Center in LaBelle. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantHRMC new CEO R.D. Williams brie y addressed the audience. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantMembers of the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Choir and Firehouse Community Singers provided a backdrop of heart warming traditional Christmas melodies at the December 3 Li g hts of Love ceremonies.

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Get What YouWANTfor ChristmasThis holiday season the Caloosa Belle is offering a major savings on advertising, all we ask is that you run two ads in the month of December at the discounted rates were offering!If ringing in more sales is at the top of your wish list this season, call now to advertise in 22 Ft Thompson | LaBelle, FL | 863-675-2541 | cbadsales@newszap.com QUARTER PAGE $140 per week in black at white. Add $50 more for color HALF PAGE $280 per week in black at white. Add $75 more for color FULL PAGE $500 per week in black at white. Add $100 more for color EIGHTH PAGE $75 per week in black at white. Add $30 more for colorAD RATES SIXTEENTH PAGE $39 per week in black at white. Add $30 more for color 10 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 Submitted photo/ Phillip KeyesLaBelle Backpack ProgramVolunteers add toothpaste donated by the United Methodist Committee on Relief and toothbrushes donated by LaBelle dentists Dr. Daryll Damon and Dr. Sheri Watkins to backpacks of food that go to about 100 needy elementary students each week. There are 12 teams of volunteers that pack foods requiring no cooking or refrigeration. In this photo are, from left: Cathy Perry, Donna Hull, Robin Blake and Mike Stuhlman. The students use the food over weekends between Friday’s lunch and Monday’s breakfast at school. The backpack program is locally run not-for-pro t organized by Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and Christ Central Church. No tax money is received. Food and cash donations are needed and people wanting to help may get more information by calling the of ces at either Carlson Methodist or First Baptist. Children who develop good dental practices early in life have fewer health issues as teens and adults. COE to hold bene tCountry Oaks Elementary will have a chicken dinner bene t for long time LaBelle resident, Jay Dana, who is battling cancer. His wife Heidi Dana has been a teacher at COE for many years. It will be Friday, December 13, from 57 p.m. It will be available for drive-thru, in the parent pick up line at COE. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at COE. The meal will consist of a grilled chicken quarter, coleslaw, baked beans and bread. We will also have baked goods for sale. You may call Country Oaks for more information at 863-674-4140. School Briefs Christmas RevivalNewTestaqment Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Nueva Testamento), would like to invite you to our Christmas Revival to hear Evangelist and chalk artist Vestor Arnold as he presents "The Word of God" in Word and A rt. All services are bilingual. The person w ho has the most visitors with them will recieve the chalk art drawing for that serv ice. The drawing will be the theme of the preaching from God's Word. The drawings w ill reveal unseen images that can only be seen under a blacklight; ie: Jesus coming in the clouds. The services will be: Sunday, December 22, at 10 a.m. and 5: p.m.; Tuesday, December 24. at 7p.m.; Wednesday, December 25, at 3 p.m. We are located at 300 Davis St. corner of Bryan Ave. For more information or transportation call: Pastor Ben Millican at 863673-0782, James Wryals @ 863-673-1120 or J ose Serrano at 863-612-5426. Make Jesus Christ the center of your life and together we can honor His birth and gift of Salvation. A vivamiento NavidenoIglesia Bautista Nueva Testamento (NewTestaqment Baptist Church), les invita a nuestra Campana de Avivamiento de Navidad con el Evangelista y Artista Vestor Arnold. El presenta "La Palabra de Dios" en palabra y arte. La persona que traiga el mayor numero de invitados recibira el dibujo de la predicacion, el dibujo sera sobre el tema de la predicacion. Los dibujos revelaran imagenes que no se puede ver sin una luz negra, por ejemple: Jesucristo saliendo de las nubes. Servicious seran: Domingo, 22 de Diciembre 10 a.m. y 5 p.m.; Martes, 24 de Diciembre at 7 p.m.; Miercoles, 25 de Diciembre 3: p.m. Nuestra direccion es 300 Davis St. en las esqina de Bryan Ave. Para mas informacion o transportacion llamen al Pastor Ben Millican @ 863-673-0782, Sidronio Castillo 863-517-0377, o Jose Serrano 863-612-5426. Tengan a Jesucristo como el centro de sus v idas y juntos honraremos Su Nacimiento y Su regalo de la Salvacion.Good Shepherd December scheduleThursday, December 12: 9:30 a.m. Healing Service Eucharist; 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Sunday, December 15: Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Deacon Nancy Smith Thursday, December 19: 9:30 a.m. Healing Service Eucharist; 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Sunday, December 22: Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Deacon Sandy Johnson Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve: Eucharist 7 p.m. Rev Dr David Jackson Sunday, December 29: Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Rev Dr David Jackson; Memorial Service for George Albert.Fundraiser for Larry WoosleyThe LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men is sponsoring a Bene t Pork Dinner for our President, Larry Woosley, who has just undergone brain tumor surgery. December 21, at Barron Park beginning at noon. The menu includes pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and iced tea. A wide variety of desserts will be available. Cost per-ticket $8. Donations may also be made to the Woosley Family by calling the following: Ronnie Revells @ 863 675 1967, Mark White at 239-7076137 or Dave Alexander at 863-675-0500 Donations may also be dropped off or Tickets purchased at Oak Realty, 233 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle or dinner tickets may be purchased from any LaBelle Gathering member. The fundraiser will include a Gospel Sing beginning at 1 p.m. For information contact Dave at 863-673-7954. Visit BethlehemMark your calendars for a big event! First Christian Church will be creating a Night in Bethlehem, a hands-on Holy Land experience. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, from 4:30 7:30 p.m. Go back in time and experience the sights and sounds from Jesus' days. We are located at the corner of Lee and Ford Streets. There is no admission and a light meal is served. Come and enjoy! Christmas performanceInternational Christian Academy of LaBelle (K5-12th) 233 Clark Street, LaBelle, will be having their annual Christmas celebration on Dec. 19, 7 p.m. This year, they will be performing "Christmas in Black and White" by Jeff Slaughter. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. For more info call (863) 675-4227.Christmas WorshipCarlson Memorial United Methodist Church will have two Christmas Worship Experiences. This coming Sunday, December 15, will be the Christmas Worship Concert at 10 a.m. featuring Every Generation and Style of Music, along with the Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7 p.m. Join us this Advent Season as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Church Briefs

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesChristmas Craft Show Sat, Dec 14, 2013 9am to 1pm Riverbend Motorcoach Resort FORT DENAUD 4480 Fort Simmons Ave, 12/14 & 12/15, 8-3. NOT JUNK Medical items: Commodes, walker, Lift/Recliner chair (3 weeks old). Furniture: craft-matic bed, couch (like new) dresser. Cleaning out many unused household items. 239-229-5166 RE-UZ-IT New Location 260 S. Industrial Loopnext to Garden St RecycleBigger -Better furniture, household, beds, tools Stop and say Hello 863-673-3620 Garage/ Yard SalesHUGE Parking Lot Sale!! CHEAP Prices!!! “Early Spring Cleaning!” Furniture, holiday items, household items, LOTS more! Items will be continuously brought out of storage so come early and come back again later to see additional items! (The money from your purchases will help us to support programs focused on kids in our local community!) The Kiwanis Thrift Store Parking Lot, 155 S. Bridge Street, LaBelle Sat, December 14th 8am to 1pm LABELLE SAT. 12/14, 8am-?, Caloosa Estates Drive. 2 Family Yard Sale. Lots of stuff! Special NoticeNew shoes, old shoes, Any kind of shoes that you no longer wear We’ll take them, we’ll repair them To look like new again And ship them off to countries where shoes are very rare! *See pictures online Drop off at DISH DEPOT 216 S Main St Ste 1 Labelle, FL PAYING $100 each for FL LICENSE PLATES beginning with 60 before 1959 and 49 before 1950. Jeff Francis 727 424 1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. oridalicense plates.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time PURCHASING SPECIALIST (Southern Gardens Citrus)This position will be responsible for the day to day purchasing activities for Southern Gardens Citrus Processing, and serve as back up for the Southern Gardens Groves purchasing function. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, requisition processing, purchase order issuance and con rmation, quoting, expediting and reporting. Also responsible for maintaining purchasing procedure documentation, and keeping the organization up to date with regard to these procedures. Position is responsible for ensuring that the purchasing function supports and is in compliance with the Quality and Food Safety Management System. Skill set desired: • High school diploma or GED required.• Must be self motivated and able to function independently.• Effective and assertive interpersonal skills, analytical ability, and problem solving skills.• Excellent written and verbal communication Skills.• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.• Must function effectively in a team based environment.• Pro ciency in Microsoft Word and Excel is a must. • Computer skills in Power Point, Outlook and SAP a plus. • Prefer A.P.P. certi cation. • Prefer AA degree with 3 to 5 years purchasing experience, and /or Accounting background. Southern Gardens is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and others. Quali ed local candidates send resumes to: Fax 863-902-4315 dmelton@southerngardens.com EOE Employment Full TimeDRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeFull-time retail store manager with experience in sales oor layout, personnel management, and accounts receivable. Some computer skills required. (Bilingual a plus). Interested applicants send resume to 133 North Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. (Applications also available at this address) Requirement: A written paragraph as to why you are quali ed for this position Journeyman Plant Mechanic $22.88 per Hour Perm Full Time Responsibilities: Maintain inspect, troubleshoot and repair processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves. Minimum three years experience. ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. The company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Email Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time MECHANICS/HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.88 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment. Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. Email your resume or Apply OnlineJdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! 11 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013

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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013_ at 7 pm at the Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 457342 CN 12/5 & 12/12/2013 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss any business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 457340 CN 12/5 & 12/12/2013 AVISO DE TALLER DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central llevar a cabo un taller el mircoles, 18 de Diciembre de 2013 a las 5 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia CCWCD, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para hablar del Proyecto Dique, y cualquier otro asunto que se pueda plantear ante la Junta. REQUERIMIENTOS ESPECIALES: SI USTED REQUIERE ASISTENCIA O SERVICIOS ESPECIALES DE ACUERDO A LA LEY PARA ESTADOUNIDENSES CON DISCAPACIDADES POR FAVOR COMUNIQUESE CON LA OFICINA DE LA SECRETARIA DEL DISTRITO AL (863)983-5797, CON CINCO (5) DIAS DE ANTICIPACION DE LA FECHA INDICADA ARRIBA. DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 457343 CN 12/5 & 12/12/2013 NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATION SESSION WITH HENDRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT & PARAMEDICS LOCAL 4520 Take notice that Hendry County representatives and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union representatives will conduct negotiations regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Local 4520 at 9:00 a.m., December 18, 2013, at the Hendry County Administration Building, Conference Room #1, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida. The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, 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. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 458273 CN/CB 12/12/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS Glades County Board of County Commissioners Bid Deadline: December 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Place of Bid Receipt: Glades County, County Manager, Glades County Courthouse P. O. Box 1527, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 Project: Publishing delinquent real estate and tangible personal property assessments NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commissioners Glades County, Florida acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as “COUNTY,” will receive up to, but not later than, the above-stated time, sealed bids marked with the project title for the award of a bid for the above project. Bids shall be received in the place identi ed above. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and place. For bid speci cations, contact Sandra Brown, Clerk of Court, at telephone (863) 946-6002. The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. No bidder may withdraw any bid for a period of 15 ( fteen) calendar days after the date set for the opening bids. 457499 CN/CB 457499 12/5,12/2013 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 4152 2010 4104329-03021290120 SSA Development LLC Lot 12, Block 2129, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457213 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 1092 2010 1144331-01000000260 Efrain A Salas Lot 26, GREENWOOD FOREST, UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages123 and 124, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457228 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3277 2010 1234334-05000000240 Dean & Denise Manor Lot 24, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 143 and 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1994 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHMLCP39710660A & FLHMLCP39710660B, Title Nos. 65709230 & 65709232, and RP Nos. 0585695 & 0585696. (Lien Holder: Green Tree Servicing LLC) 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457223 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3866 2010 4104329-02020350060 Ann Handler Lot 6, Block 2035, PORT LABELLE UNIT 2, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 60, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457212 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/27/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 CHEVROLET 1GNDT13X93K104641 2002 JEEP 1J4GW48S12C205834 1994 HONDA JHMCD5656RC108053 458238 CN 12/12/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday December 13th 2013 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida • Property of: John Elliott: Clothes, shoes and miscellaneous boxes. 457480 SUN 12/5,12/2013 Employment Full Time Oakbrook of LaBelle MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR Must demonstrate a basic understanding and knowledge of general maintenance, carpentry, painting, electricity and HVAC.Previous experience preferred. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING Responsible for the planning, organization, direction, supervision and evaluation of nursing services provided in the facility. Must be a RN. Previous experience preferred. REGISTERED NURSES CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS 3-11 and 11-7 shifts Full time and part time positions available Please email resume to Administrator Froberts@gchc.com or Call Ruth Carlson Staff Development at 863-675-1440. Employment Part TimeELDERLY CARE for a woman needed in LaBelle. Call 863-675-2375. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Shop here first! The classified ads Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Home SalesREDUCED!! DWMH, 2/2 with carport (with attached laundry room) and lanai. $15,000 OBO. Located in Aqua Isles, LaBelle (561)755-1814 or (561)389-2727 MiscellaneousARMOIRE, holds 32” TV, real wood, $40. Treadmill, belt needs oil, exc. cond., $100. Bike rack, $15. Hitch packer, $50. 20 gallon tote along for RV septic, $38. Call 863-675-1474. Apartments1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. DOCK SPACE AVAILABLE (239)337-5859 ApartmentsDUPLEXES2 BR in the Belmont area of LaBelle, nice neighborhood, convenient location. VERY REASONABLE! Call 863-673-4630. FURNISHED 1BR apt in LaBelle, near center of town. $650/mo. Refs. & sec. dep. req. Call 863-234-1153. Commercial PropertyLOW OVERHEAD 1000 sq ft Downtown Historic LaBelle 1 block from courthouse no FPL or water deposit Charming and professional. Call Susan Mercedes 863-675-4443 Houses RentCOUNTRY VILLAGE LABELLE Very nice 1BR/1BA w/ garage $525/month Margaret Barber Realty 863-675-5968 or 863-221-2944 LABELLE 3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., tiled oors, fenced back yard, in Port LaBelle/New Section, near schools. $925/mo. 1st, last, sec. rm. 954-873-3322. LABELLE 3BR/2BA Home on River w/enclosed pool; one-half mile from LaBelle draw bridge; no pets; no smoking; $1,000/month; $1,000/security; references and lease. 863-675-2392. Pretty TWO ROOM Cottage near Taco Belle in LaBelle. A/C, shaded lot, City Water; septic; furnished; no pets; no smoking. $400/month; $400 security; lease and references. 863-675-2392 Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Mobile Home RentLABELLE 2BR mobile home. AC. $200 deposit. $140 weekly. Call 863-673-3658. Mobile Home RentLABELLE one mile N. of Bridge; 3BR/1.5BA w/roof over; Room A/Cs; well & septic; storage; no smoking; references & lease; $550/month; $550/security; 863-675-2392 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2009 KAW NOMAD 36,500 miles, new battery. Added trunk w/arm rest. Cruise Control. LED Lights. Cobra exhaust. Asking $7000 or best offer. (863)517-0664 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Public Notice No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 18 de Diciembre de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 457341 CN 12/5 & 12/12/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA 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 4227 2010 4104329-04021590040 Robert C & Patricia L Music Lot 4, Block 2159, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457224 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3810 2010 4104329-01020210140 Mildred E Ring Lot 14, Block 2021, PORT LABELLE UNIT 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457211 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4198 2010 4104329-03021370310 David M Albe Lot 31, Block 2137, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457219 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4179 2010 4104329-03021340080 Aldaja LLC Lot 8, Block 2143, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457216 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 1185 2010 1274331-010000K0120 Walter C Selph Jr & Gay Ellis The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, in Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block K, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457229 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3204 2010 1214334-02000030020 Bobby Ray Hall Lot 2, in Block 3 of Harlem Addition No. 6 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recor ded in Plat Book 4, Pages 15 and 16, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida TOGETHER WITH a 2006 Liberty single-wide single mobile home having Identi cation No. 16L09902F41254605, Title NO. 96749422, and RP No. 12531360. 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457220 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Highland Glades Water Control District for the Year 2014. All Regular Meetings, including the Annual Landowners’ Meeting are held on the 2nd Monday of the months listed below (unless date con icts with a holiday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Monday, April 14, 2014 Monday, June 9, 2014, ANNUAL LANDOWNER’S MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Monday, August 11, 2014 Monday, October 20, 2014 Monday, December 8, 2014 By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Highland Glades Water Control District Dated this Thursday, the 5th day of December, 2013 458173 BGS 12/12/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT OIL & GAS GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of the issuance of a geophysical permit (No. G167-13) to Kerogen Florida Operating Company, LLC., 340 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 249, Houston, TX, 77060, pursuant to Sections 377.241, 377.242, and 377.243, (F.S.), and implementing Rules 62C-25 through 62C-30, (F.A.C.). This permit will allow the applicant to conduct approximately 24.7 line miles of a 2D seismic survey in northwest portions of Hendry County, Florida. The les associated with this order are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Rd./ MS 3588, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The application and nal order are available at http://www.dep.state. .us/water/mines/oil_gas/drill-apps.htm. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s agency action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must be led (received) by the Of ce of General Counsel, Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of the publication of this notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. 458267 CB 12/12/2013 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PERMIT OIL & GAS GEOPHYSICAL PERMIT The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of the issuance of a geophysical permit (No. G168-13) to Kerogen Florida Operating Company, LLC., 340 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 249, Houston, TX, 77060, pursuant to Sections 377.241, 377.242, and 377.243, (F.S.), and implementing Rules 62C-25 through 62C-30, (F.A.C.). This permit will allow the applicant to conduct approximately 54.7 line miles of a Micro-Gravity/Magnetic Geophysical Survey in in northwest portions of Hendry County, Florida, and northern portions of Collier County, Florida. The les associated with this order are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Rd./ MS 3588, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The application and nal order are available at http://www.dep.state. .us/water/mines/oil_gas/drill-apps.htm. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s agency action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must be led (received) by the Of ce of General Counsel, Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of the publication of this notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. 458269 CB 12/12/2013 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 3290 2010 1234334-A0000230400 Amera Mortgage Corporation A parcel of land in Fractional Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, according to State Survey, Hendry County, Florida, described as follows: Commencing at an iron railroad rail marking the northwest corner of said Section 23, thence run South 0 degrees 39’ 51” East along the west boundary line of said Section 23, a distance of 558.95 feet; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, a distance of 687.60 feet to the Point of Beginning of the description of this parcel; from this Point of Beginning, run thence North 0 degrees 39’ 51” West, a distance of 128.14 feet to an intersection with the meander line of said Section 23; thence North 69 degrees 08’ 32” West, a distance of 183.43 feet; thence South 0 degrees 30’ 36” East, a distance of 195 feet to an iron marker; thence North 89 degrees 29’ 24” East, a distance of 172 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 KIRKWOOD single-wide mobile home having Identi cation No. 14602157, Title NO. 42473009, an RP No. 0476639. (Lien Holder: Imperial Savings Association c/o Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457225 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Gladeview Water Control District for the Year 2014. The Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month (unless date con icts with a holiday, or otherwise noti ed) The Annual Landowners meeting will take place on Friday, June 6th at 10:30 a.m., or immediately following the Shawano Annual Landowners’ and Board of Supervisors Meetings. All meetings are held at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 17, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, March 21, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday May 16, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 10:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING or immediately following the Shawano Landowners’ and Board Meetings followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 18, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, September 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting Friday, November 21, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Shawano Board meeting By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Gladeview Water Control District Dated this Thursday, the 5th day of December, 2013 458112 BGS 12/12/2013 NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2014 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is the Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners’ Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT for the Calendar Year 2014. All meetings of the Everglades Agricultural Area Envir onmental Protection District Board of Supervisors will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Florida/IFASEverglades Research and Educational Center, 3200 E. Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. MEETING DATES Friday, January 10, 2014 Friday, February 14, 2014 Friday, March 14, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014 Friday, June 13, 2014 Friday, July 11, 2014 -ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING Followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, August 8, 2014 Friday, September 12, 2014 Friday, October 10, 2014 Friday, November 14, 2014 Friday, December 12, 2014 By: CHARLES F. SCHOECH, ESQ. Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District Dated Thursday, the 5th day of December, 2013 458110 CGS 12/12/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the following is a Schedule of Regular Meetings and Annual Landowners Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Shawano Water Control District for the Year 2014. Regular Board of Supervisors Meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month, (unless date con icts with a holiday, or otherwise noti ed). The Annual Landowners’ Meeting will take place on Friday, June 6th at 8:30 a.m. All meetings will be held at the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida. The dates and times are listed in the Schedule below. The purpose of the meetings is to transact any and all business that may come before the Board. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a meeting, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District’s Attorney at (561) 655-0620 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting. Friday, January 17, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, February 21, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, April 25, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, June 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. ANNUAL LANDOWNERS’ MEETING followed by the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Friday, July 18, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, August 15, 2014 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, October 17, 20148:30 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Gladeview Board meeting Friday, December 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq. Shawano Water Control District Dated Thursday, the 5th day of December, 2013 458176 BGS 12/12/2013 13 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013

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Sign up for health care The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Health Care Navigators are available to help uninsured individuals and businesses in Palm Beach, Martin, Hendry and Okeechobee counties to enroll in health care plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare. On Tuesday, December 17, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the Health Care Navigators will be at the Clewiston Public Library to assist with enrollment. Navigators are speci cally trained and certi ed to help you understand your coverage options so that you can nd the best health options to t your budget and health needs, w hile also avoiding future tax penalties. The open enrollment period runs through March 31, 2014. For more information go to getcovered@legalaidpbc.org or call toll free 800403-9353 ext. 366.Tai chi moving for Better Balance classes Senior Choices of Southwest Florida will offer Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance at Hope Connections, (LJ Nobles Community Center) 475 East Cowboy Way, starting January. The 12-week course consists of one hour classes held twice weekly and will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Participants must plan on attending both weekly sessions. The course helps older adults improve their balance and reduce the risk of falling. Participants will feel stronger, have better balance, greater exibility and feel more con dent after completing this evidenced-based Tai Chi program. Participants must be 50 years or older. There is no charge for the class, however participants must pre-register and be willing to participate in pre and post balance testing. For more information or to register for the class, contact the Senior Choices Helpline at 1-866-413-5337. Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance was developed by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D of the Oregon Research Institute and is offered free of charge through a grant awarded by the Florida Department of Health to Senior Choices of Southwest Florida. Hot ridesOn December 17 the South Central Florida Car Club will host its monthly Hot Rides & Hot Dogs Cruise In at Barron Park, on State Rd 29 N. It will start at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and view the cars and enjoy fresh grilled hot dogs, drinks and other wonderful goodies. This month we will be collecting toys and non perishable food items for the needy. This event is held the 3rd Tuesday monthly. So crank up your ride and come and join us. Registration is also now open for the 8th Annual Legends of the Road Super Cruise and Show to be held on Feb 22 2014. Need info call 863-634-1791.Humane society annual meetingCaloosa Humane Society Annual Meeting starts at 10 a.m. on December 14. The meeting will be located at 1200 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle. The Caloosa Humane Society is also holding a BIG yard sale on Sat., December 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. We will have lots of Christmas stuff! We have many new items, come shop and support our homeless pets at the shelter! We also need donations of salable items for our yard sales. All proceeds go directly to bene t the animals at the shelter. Park Avenue behind the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 North Bridge St. For more information call 675-0997. The animals thank you for your continued support. Fill Toys for Tots c ollection boxesWatch for Savation Army United Way’s Toys for Tots of cial collection boxes at these locations around LaBelle: Caloosa Belle, Family Eye Care, First Bank of Clewiston LaBelle Branch, CenterState Bank LaBelle, Florida Community Bank, Seacoast National Bank LaBelle, First Baptist Church LaBelle, Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, Healing Waters Family Life Center, Riverside Real Estate, Dollar General, Vision ACE Hardware, Langford Ford, K&M Family Pharmacy, Badcock Home Furnishings, Hendry County Tax Collector, Beef O’Brady’s, McDonalds LaBelle, Moose Lodge, LaBelle City Hall, American Legion Post, LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, Spectacular Eye Care, Aqua Isles and Sun Coast Credit Union.Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet December 19, at Don’s Steak House at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.MCA events for DecemberDecember 14, Saturday, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. December 19, Thursday, will be the regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Special guest will be Donn a Storter Long, Glades County Commissioner. Refreshments will be served. MCA meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. December 21, Saturday, will be Karaoke and Pot Luck Dinner to begin a 6 p.m. December 28, Saturday, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will begin at 6-9 p.m. Jam Sessions are usually the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come and play. All of the events are open to the public and will be held at the Muse Communit y Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meet your neighbors. For further information call 863-674-0467.Memory mobile comingMemory Mobile provides information on Alzheimer’s disease, referrals to communit y resource, care Consults, memory screenings, Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training. All services are FREE. No appointment necessary. The mobile will be at the Hendry Count y Health DepartmentClewiston Monday, December 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 1100 South Olympia Street, 33440. For more information or to schedule a memory screening contact: Cindy Canales, Program Specialist 863-3853444 or e-mail at canalesc@alz gulf.org.Little Mr., Miss pageantsThe Little Mr. and Little Miss pageant will take the stage before the big girls on February 1. Boys and girls ages 0-10 years of age can sign up with Melinda at Langford Ford. Winners are chosen by the number of pennies (“votes”) collected in jars distributed throughout the area. Jars will be picked up on January 6.SCF meetingThe 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival committee meets the rst Monday of ever y month in City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Be thinking about a Grand Marshal and Pioneer Family! If you haven’t already, please submit your letter authorizing you as a delegate for your business or organization so you can vote.American Legion sh fryFriday Fish Fry is every Friday 5–7 p.m. Sunday breakfast will be the rst and third Sunday of the month starting in October as well. Open to the public.VFW Auxiliary plans dinnerVFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 will have a chicken Parmesan dinner Friday, December 13, beginning at 5 p.m. The $8 cost includes dessert. Come early before they run out! This is a smoke free dining room located on SR 29S by the rodeo grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. All proceeds go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund. The auxiliary meets the second Wednesday of each month at the post at 7 p.m. 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 4169 2010 4104329-03021320070 Racquel Tamara Bogle Lot 7, Block 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457215 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10L, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3276 2010 1234334-05000000190 Kathy L Castellanos & Benito Ruelas Lot 19, TOWER LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 143 and 144, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1995 HOMES OF MERIT double-wide mobile home having Identi cation Nos. FLHML2F95712516A & FLHML2F95712516B, Title Nos. 69541562 & 69541561, and RP Nos. 0638236 & 0638237. (Lien Holder: Conseco Finance Servicing Corp.) 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 www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457221 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 Public NoticeSPECIAL NOTICE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE Pursuant to Florida statutes chapter 590.125, be advised that the FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE will be conducting fuel treatment (control burning, mowing or chopping) in selected parcels in the following designated areas during the period November 1, 2013-December 31, 2014. These treatments are for reducing the re occurrence hazard and to establish fuel continuity breaks. Township 42 Range 29 Sections-32 Township 43 Range 28 Sections1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30 and 31 Township 43 Range 29 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, 28,33 and 34 Township 43 Range 30 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,32;33,34,35 and 36 Township 43 Range 3 1 Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,27,28,33,34, and 35 Township 43 Range 32 Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32 Township 43 Range 34 Sections 7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15, 16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26 Township 44 Range 28 Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31 Township 44 Range 29 Sections 4, 9, 14, 15 and 16 Township 44 Range 32 Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34,35 and 36 Township 44 Range 33 Sections 5,6,7,8 west half of 18, 19, 29, 30, 31 and 32 Township 45 Range 29 Sections 8,9,16,17,20,21,26,27,28,29,32,33,34 and 35 Township 48 Range 33 Section 9 If your real property is not located in the designated areas above, you need not concern yourself with this matter. Otherwise if you should have any objections or questions, please direct them to: FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE 10941 Palm Beach Blvd Fort Myers, Florida 33905 457206 CB 12/5,12/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, 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 673 2010 1174329-A0000181300 William La Fontaine Sr and Cecelia M La Fontaine A part of the West one-half of Lot 3 of the W.T. Williams Subdivision of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the West one-half of said Lot 3, run South 33 feet; thence East 15 feet; thence South 1044.45 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of land herein described; thence run East 151.29 feet; thence run South 100 feet; thence West 151.29 feet; thence run North 100 feet to Point-of-Beginning. Plotted on private survey as Lots 15 and 16. And Begin 15 feet East of the Southwest corner of the West one-half of the East one-half of the West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter; thence North 100 feet; thence East 151.29 feet; thence South 100 feet; thence West 151.29 feet to the Point-of-Beginning, in Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also a part of the West one-half of Lot 3 of W.T. Williams Subdivision of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the West one-half of said Lot 3, run South 33 feet; thence East 15 feet; thence South 1144.45 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of land herein described; thence East 151.29 feet; thence South 50 feet; thence West 151.29 feet; thence North 50 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. This tract of land also known as Lots 17, 18 and 19 of W.T. Williams Subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M., on the Second Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 9th day of January, 2014. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 457226 CN 11/28;12/5,12,19/2013 Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 Community Briefs

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W est Palm Beach, FL — In a continuing effort to increase access to public lands, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has opened Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 (STA-5/6) in Hendry County to the public for expanded recreation. Visitors to the wetland will arrive to a new parking area and trailhead with restrooms and an educational kiosk and a picnic shelter farther into the site. The vast wetland that cleans Evergladesbound water is already popular with bird w atchers and hunters during organized activities with District partners such as the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society. Now, large portions of the approximately 16,000-acre area will be open to the general public for activities such as hiking, biking and wildlife v iewing. “A remarkable diversity of birds has already made this water quality facility a renowned recreational area,” said SFWMD Executive Director Blake Guillory. “Increasing access provides new opportunities for the public to enjoy South Florida’s unique slice of nature.” Outdoor enthusiasts can walk or ride bicycles along levees in the STA, framed by an array of wading birds, alligators and aquatic life. Existing features at the site include a boardwalk built for disabled veterans and residents. “This is something that has been needed for years, and to see it come together is wonderful,” said Hendry County Commission Chairman Karson Turner, who also serves on the SFWMD Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC). “Now, not only will the thousands of visitors we have come to this area be able to experience STA-5/6 in a more comfortable manner, but it will allow our local population to become more acquainted with this area and experience this facility in a more tangible way.” The District has steadily increased access to the site south of Clewiston, with the rst organized bird-watching program beginning in 2005 with a partnership with the HendryGlades Audubon Society. To date, Audubon volunteers, in coordination with the District, have hosted more than 6,700 bird watchers and photographers from across the globe on 183 individual tours at the site. Since 2002, the District’s partners at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have led a series of organized waterfowl and alligator hunts at this wetland. New Hours of Operation  Sunrise to sunset on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  The area will be closed to the general public on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for wetland management purposes.  The area will be closed on Sundays starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving until the rst Sunday in February to allow for hunting activities. Throughout South Florida, the District provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the District owns approximately 621,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the District’s 16county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. About the South Florida Water Management District The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agenc y that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state – 16 counties from Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s ve water management districts. The agency mission is to manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, ood control, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration o f the Everglades. We value your opinion. Please take a fe w minutes to share your comments on the service you received from the District by clicking on this link. 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 ADVERTISING PAYS! CHIROPRACTIC PARRISH FAMILY CHIROPRACTICDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 Fax (863) 324-8149 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 15 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013 SFWMD expands recreation at Everglades Water-Cleaning Wetland Time for that holiday chore shipping gifts! Here a few tips from the UPS Store.  Begin with the proper materials: a new cardboard box designed for shipping, professional grade packaging tape and packaging material like foam packaging peanuts or bubble cushioning (at east two inches all around).  Include a label on the inside of the package with the destination and return addresses.  Use a shipping option, like UPS, that provides a package tracking number  Take batteries out of toys, electronics, etc., before shipping and wrap them separately to avoid contact wih metal.  Seal homemade holiday treats in an interior airtight container or plastic bag before packing them. Use and expedited air service.  Ship wrapped gifts and luggage ahead to your destination, especially if you’re traveling by air. Shipping tips for the holidays V FW newsRemember to try Charcoal Broiled Burgers every Saturday from 11:00 to 1:30. VFW Post 10100 holds a Turkey Shoot on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at 1:00 and Bingo every Sunday at 2:00.Remember Charcoal Broiled Burgers every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.DAV ea marketCome out every Saturday to the Disabled A merican Veterans ea market, off Martin Luther King Blvd. Lots of deals lots of items lots of fun! Call 239-728-5332 for more information. A merican Legion A uxilary to meetCome join us Thursday, December 19th, at 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 West in LaBelle for the December meeting. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Linda at: 863-675-2086.Legion plans pork dinnerThank you to those of you who supported the Auxiliary Roast Pork Dinner, November 23rd. Come join us Thursday, December 19that 7 p.m. at The American Legion Post 130 on Hwy 80 West in LaBelle for the December meeting. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind America and her ideals. Together we can make a difference. For more information call President Linda at: 863-675-2086. Community Briefs

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16 Caloosa Belle December 12, 2013Refreshing holiday breakThe Firehouse Community theatre’s next offering is Dashing Through the Snow, a holiday offering. It is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. This festive comedy stars Meaghan Johnson, Tina Kirby, Joel Hawkins, James Shephard, Breanna Brown, Janice Groves, Barb Brandenburg-McDowell, Cassidy Pascher, Tammy Hammer, Julie W ilkins and Timmy Smith. The play takes place at the Snow ake Inn in Tinsel, Texas, where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. Showtimes are Friday, December 13, and Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m., as well as the following weekend, Friday, December 20, and Saturday, December 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 22, at 2 p.m. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item, at each performance of Dashing Through the Snow and receive free popcorn for the show! Tickets can be purchased on our websitewww.firehousecommnitytheatre.com and are $12 in advance, or use the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066. Tickets sold the night of the performance are $14. however, w e cannot guarantee a seat if we are sold out! The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle; three blocks north from the intersection of SR80 and SR29 and just 28 minutes from exit 141 on I-75. For information on the Firehouse Community Theatre, please visit their website: www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the Ticket Hotline at (863) 675-3066.Giving treeThe City of LaBelle invites area residents to choose a name from the Giving Tree, located in the lobby at City Hall, to share Christmas joy. Tags are marked with the name of a local nursing home resident and a suggested gift idea for that person. Just pick a name, nd an appropriate gift, wrap it with love and return it to City Hall by December 20. Sharing the true spirit of Christmas couldn’t be easier. your formal wear in LaBelle. Sometimes stores add clothing to their inventory at Christmas time when they don’t ordinarily carry clothes during the rest of the year, so don’t be surprised if you walk into a store and nd new and interesting items that t into the this category. Next week I will attempt to list things that really didn’t t into the speci c categories previously mentioned, last minute ideas, stocking stuffers and a wrap for the season. Happy shopping and remember to “shop local.” ShoppingContinued From Page 1 ChristmasContinued From Page 2