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Thursday, December 26, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 90 No. 52 2013 Year in Review J anuary 3, 2013Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce Narcotics Investigators, assisted by Clewiston Police Department, conducted two simultaneous search w arrants Thursday, December 20, 2012 and arrested ten other indiv iduals after a three month investigation. The 12 arrests and two search w arrants were part of an investigation that began in September 2012. Two local high school seniors w ill head back to school with a new educational tool this semester. Ashley Lee, a senior at LaBelle High School, and Donald Wilson, a senior at Moore Haven High School, both received a donation of a computer from Arlene Betancourt of the United Way, through the High School High Tech program. The program provides jobs for post secondary students, drop out prevention and services for disabled students. The 2007 arson-murder case against Vernon Dwayne Stevens w as coming to trial. Vernon Dwayne Stevens was arrested in 2007 in connection with the death of 60-year-old Epitacio A ntonio Hernandez-Beltran. Stev ens was charged with second deby Patty BrantCaloosa Belle At its December meeting the commission heard from Sherif f Steve Whidden, who requested the county nd any way possible to provide all county employees who make under $40,000 for a special bonus. He said Sheriff’s Of ce employees have not had a raise in seven years. Commissioners Janet Taylor and Don Davis supported the idea. While Commissioners Karson Turner and Michael Swindle were sympathetic, they were concerned about the county’s anemic budget. Commissioner Swindle was appreciative that the county’s employees have “stuck with us” but compared a bonus at this time to putting a “bandaid on a broken leg.” He was afraid it would be nancially irresponsible and preferred looking for a more permanent x to the problem of employee salaries. The motion to try to nd money in the budget for a $500 bonus for lower earning county employees passed 3-2, with Commissioners Turner and Swindle voting against it. Chairman Turner did not want to set a precedent and said he is looking to raise the county’s tax millage next year. Commissioner Swindle wants to put employee salaries as the top priority next year. Santa comes for county workers Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantRelay for LifeRelay for Life kicked off its 2014 event at a party held at the Hendry-LaBelle Sports Park off Cowboy Way behind the EMS station on December 7. Nikki Yeager rang the bells at the event, combining the imporance of ghting cancer with the fun of the holiday season. See 2013 — Page 2 See Bonus — Page 2 This past year LaBelle Relay for Life brought in over $47,000 to ght cancer locally, even though the event itself was pretty much rained out evidence of the great need to nd a cure for cancer. Relay for Life members are busy planning its 2014 event -. “The Grinch Stole Christmas and Gave It To LaBelle” is our theme and the goal for 2014 has been bumped up to $50,000. On December 7 the committee put on a great kick off event to ramp up enthusiasm. Relay for Live events are being planned and will be here before you know it. Cooking for a Cure was new this past year and was a great success Look for the 2014 version February 8 at Langford Ford. Everyone is invited to participate or just attend. April 26, 2014 is the big day. It will all take place at the LaBelle High School football eld. You can sign up for a team, participate in fundraisers like the Cooking for a Cure. It’s easy to keep up with LaBelle’s Relay for Life. Just check out the Relay for Life LaBelle website and their Facebook page. Sign up for Relay for Life 2014

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gree homicide willful kill or murder while engaged in a felony offense, arson rst degree of a dwelling or building with people present and robbery. The Hendry County advisory committee for the Port LaBelle Utility System, often referred to by its acronym, PLUS, was to hold a public hearing January 9, in the Hendry County Courthouse Commission Chambers t o discuss a possible rate increase. J anuary 10, 2013Hendry Regional Medical Center's labor atory was awarded accreditation by the A ccreditation Committee of the College of A merican Pathologists (CAP), based on the r esults of a recent on-site inspection. A 62-year-old man was being held in Hendry County Jail after allegedly shooting at law of cers. Revis Calvin Napier was arrested January 1 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, improper exhibition of a rearm or dangerous weapon and resisting an of cer/obstruction without violence. The Hendry County Constitutional of cers, newcomers and returnees, took the oath of of ce for the next four years Tuesday, January 8, administered by Hendry County Judge James D. Sloan.Those sworn in were: returning Tax Collector Peggy Hampton, returning Property Appraiser Phillip Pellether, new Supervisor of Elections Brenda Hoots, returning Clerk of Courts Barbara Butler, returning Sheriff Steve Whidden and Judge Sloan.January 17, 2013LaBelle water customers would soon feel the effects of the latest installment of the 95 percent water rate increase required by the USDA, which made available over $13 million in loans and $7 million in grants for a new state-of-the-art water plant. LaBelle city commissioners passed the rate increase at their January 10 meeting. The rate increase was part of a total package required to enable the city to replace its antiquated water treatment plant. The action allowed the process to continue so that construction on the new reverse osmosis plant may begin. An 18-year-old LaBelle High School senior, Ryan Hellard, was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital in critial condition Monday morning. after a one-vehicle crash on Palm Beach Blvd. (SR 80) in Lee County. He later expired from his injuries. Four others were also injured in the crash. North Fort MyersGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. reported an increase in the number of individuals served in 2012 through Goodwill's various community programs and services in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties. Over 30,000 people were served during the yeara record for the organization. Local organizer Karen Bilcsik and a handful of enthusiasts were enjoying a ne w pickleball court at the Community Civic Park, and ready to introduce other LaBelle folks to the popular new game.January 24, 2013The Hendry County Board of Count y Commissioners unanimously voted to raise Port LaBelle Utilities System rates to the tune of 20 percent. Hendy County investigators were looking into the death of 66-year-old Boisy E. Jackson of Clewiston. They responded to Mr. Jackson's home after getting a call from his employer who was concerned about him after he didn't show up for work. CLEWISTON ADULT SCHOOL475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 € Phone: (863) 983-1511APPLIED WELDING TECHNOLOGIESSemester 1: JANUARY 27 JUNE 9, 2014 Class Days: Monday Friday € Class Hours: 7:30 am 12:30 pm € Instructor: David Link Clewiston Adult & Community School is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in regards to race, color, age, ses, national origin, or disability. 2 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013In the end, funds were located for the bonuses and reached eligible employees in time for Christmas.Chapman County Administrtor Charles Chapman got the thumbs up on his performance over his rst six months in the of ce. The commissioners approved his rst evaluation. The board also accepted the 2012-13 annual report.Use of county facilitiesCommissioners ended up tabling a discussion on rules for using county owned facilities. Speci cally concerns centered around clean up of facilities and allowing alcoholic beverages. They will take up the discussion again in January. Hendry-LaBelle Rec Director Ramiro Rodriguez appeared before the commission to explain problems he's had renting out county facilities, including the disposal of trash. Chairman Turner noted that recycling bins are needed at school elds to limit waste collection.Eagle Farm A Planned Unit Development (PUD) amendment to an existing ordinance for the operation of a mine and horticultural operation off SR 80 near Hendry Isles Blvd. approved by the LPA was brought before the county commission. There was no opposition to changing Saturday operations to retail only trucking and bagging only, no grinding and off road sales only, 400 feet away from the road. The board also approved the plan.FDOT ve year planThe county approved the Florida Department of Transportation's ve year plan. Chairman Turner made sure all Hendry's "hot button issues" with SR 80, the "lifeline to Southwest Florida were addressed. The next regular meeting of the county commission will be in Clewiston January 14. BonusContinued From Page 1 Saturday, February 1, 2014 is the date for the 3rd Annual Inland Arts & Music Festival at Barron Park, LaBelle. The festival runs from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Artists, photographers, sculptors, artisans, craftsmen and writers are invited to participate and sell at this outdoor event. Barron Park is located along the beautiful Caloosahatchee River on the east side of SR29 at Fort Thompson Road in historic LaBelle, Florida. Food vendors will be on-site, including an early Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Live music will be performed in the Gazebo throughout the day and children will enjoy the wandering characters. Public admission is free. Vendor set-up will be on February 1st beginning at 7:00 a.m. and must be completed by 9:00 a.m. Tear down will be after 3:00 p.m. Deadline for reserving vendor space is January 24th. A 10x10 space for Arts of the Inland members is $30; Non-member rate is $60. For further information contact LaVon Koenig, Arts of the Inland at artsinland@gmail.com or call 239-303-5849. Applications are available at www.artsoftheinland.com. Call for artists, craftsmen and writers 2013Continued From Page 1

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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! WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENTHigginbotham and Soud PA, CPAs is pleased to welcome Kyndel Murray and her family to the rm. Kyndel grew up in LaBelle and graduated from LaBelle High School in 2002. She and her husband, Adam, have two children, Lane and Kaelyn. She received her bachelors degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her masters in accounting from Stetson University and passed the CPA exam in 2009. She also has seven years prior experience in public accounting. Join us in welcoming Kyndel to our rm as we continue to service our clients tax and accounting needs Paid Advertisement 3 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013January 31, 2013Commissioners discussed amendments to the Rodina Sector Plan for a planned community south of LaBelle to ensure that it includes sites for public schools and private schools as well as is compliant with road Level of Service requirements. The motion to approve the revised comprehensive plan policies passed unanimously. Locals celebrated the opening of the LaBelle Dog Park. Dogs and their owners w aited a long time for that day, but those y ears have paid off. The park has lots of open space for dogs large and small to just be dogs. Areas for large and small dogs are separated by a fence, helping ensure that everybody will play nice. A jury returned a guilty verdict on all three counts rst degree murder, arson and battery with a deadly weapon in the state's case against Vernon Stevens. He had pled not guilty. The 12-member jury found that Stevens was culpable in the 2007 death of 60-year-old Epitacio Antonio HernandezBeltran. Stevens did not take the stand in his own defense.February 7, 2013Aqua Isles Mobile Home & RV Retirement Community held their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on January 23. February 7, Hendry County's top teachers were honored at the annual Golden A pple Teachers Recognition Dinner at the LaBelle Civic Center. Ten teachers are being honored, with the top Golden Apple teacher to be announced. Honorees were: Pamela R. Cooper, Upthegrove Elementary, 5thGrade; Kristine Cottrell; Country Oaks Elementary, Title I Resource K-2, nine years; Dustin Ledford LaBelle High, Geometry, Geometry HOnors, AP Statistics, four years; Bonnie Fieckert LaBelle Middle School, Exceptional Student Education, 11 years, Country Oaks Elementary, Edgewater High; Fred Hubbard LaBelle Elementary, Mathematics and Science, 10 years.also worked at Eastside Elementary Keri Alford Westside Elementary, 5th Grade Inclusion, history; nine years also w orked at Clewiston High School; Robin W orley Clewiston Middle, Algebra I Honors, Algebra I, Math Grade 8, over 40 years; Kristine Petersen Clewiston High, Crimial Justice, E-911, 14 years, SWFL Public Safety FDLE, taught DARE in Hendry County Schools; Tamara Parrish Central Elementary, 1st Grade, 19 years, also worked at Eastsioe Elementary and Ahfachkee Day School; Denise Gibson Eastside Elementary, 4th Grade, 17 years, also worked at Ahfachkee School. The United Way of Hendry & Glades and its 34 partner agencies operating in Hendry and Glades counties are helping local residents every day. Three United Way Houses in LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven serve as central locations where residents can access many services with one visit. February 14, 2013A 59-year-old Clewiston man, Magdiel Davila, died in a car crash February 9 on SR 80 east of Al Don Farming Road. His passenger, Emilia Martinez De Davila, 58, of Clewiston sustained minor injuries. Of all the things 2013 Hendry County Golden Apple Teacher Keri Alford had imparted to her students, there is one that student Brittany Thomas will never forget. She introduced her own personal Golden Apple Teacher at the annual Golden Apple Awards dinner February 7. Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties would be breaking ground on a new Habitat home in Port LaBelle on February 16, 2013. The wall-raising was for the second of two Habitat homes being built in Hendry County this scal year. Volunteers were needed for the construction effort, which begins with the wall-raising at 8:00 a.m. on the home site Dolphin Circle. Queen contestants 2013 contestants were: Jessica Smith, Ashley Curry, 2012 Queen Mallory Allen, Kayla Keller and Michaila Kelly. After their January 24 nding of Vernon Stevens guilty of rst degree murder in the 2007 killing of Antonio Beltran, the jury made its decision on his fate on February 7. The jury returned with a recommended sentence of life without the possibility of parole. On Sunday, February, 24, the St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church would celebrate its Annual Black History Program. The event would include a day of recognition and acknowledgment of the accomplishments of African Americans. This year's theme is "The Ambition and Courage to Succeed."February 21, 2013Bright, cheerful, thoughtful and generous. Those characteristics may pertain to a lot of people, but none quite like the 2013 SCF Grand Marshal Mary Bartoshuk. It's hard to put Mary into a single category. The LaBelle area was founded on good, hard working folks from many places. Strands from many families have intertwined. Among them the 2013 SCF Pioneer Benjamin Franklin Guy family, which came from Georgia to the Kissimmee area. The 2013 Gulf Coast Citrus Association's Brilliant Orange Award for rst-year teachers went to: Brooke Barnes a third grade teacher from Central Elementary School; Charlene Bowen, fourth grade teacher at Upthegrove Elemenary; Kristin Mann, fourth grade teacher from Eastside Elemenary School; Shannon Springs, medial specialist from Westside Elementary and Katie Wilson, band director at Clewiston High School. They are pictured with Gulf Coast Cistrus Association Executive Vice President Ron Hamel.February 28, 2013City of LaBelle water customers would have to absorb another rate increase. The residential xed demand rate was to increase from $20.30 to $24.36 and the commodity charge from $2.63 to $3.16 per gallon.March 7, 2013Coach Bell recently was awarded the Winning Youth Football Award, given by Winning Youth Football, a coaching information service designed to help coaches succeed. The LMS coaching staff had bought into the WYF procedure and it paid huge dividends as the Broncos went from a 2-6 season Coach Bell's rst year to a 7-1 2012 season. Coach Bell, had been coaching in LaBelle since the late 80s. Superintendent Paul Puletti presented Terri Garcia with the 2013-Hendry Count y School-Related Employee of the Year. The LaBelle school employees were: Bernadine Gutierrez Custodian Upthegrove Elementary School, Patricia Overbaugh Food Service Upthegrove Elementary School, Tracy Nobles Clerk/Typist LaBelle High School, Kevin Allen Head Custodian LaBelle Elementary. Morgan Pepitone, the daughter of Mike and Jennifer Pepitone would graduate from LaBelle High School that spring; however she has already graduated Edison State College with her AA degree. She was also working towards her Bachelor's Degree at Edison State and currentl y the President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the Edison State College Hendry / Glades Center. On February 25 Morgan received a letter of Appointment to West Point Military Academy and has since accepted the appointment and is scheduled to report the summer of 2013.March 21, 2013Fr. David Jackson was of cially ordained as an Episcopal priest on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at All Souls in North Fort Myers in a joint worship service The LaBelle High School Class of 2013 2013Continued From Page 2 See 2013 — Page 4

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4 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013Serving LaBelle Since 1922To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (863) 675-2541€ Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenPublisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. w as shaken by another tragedy. On Monday afternoon, March 18, senior Margarito Reyes died when he lost control of the 2005 Dodge pickup truck he was driving.March 28, 2013The county commissioners were getting an earful about their plans for Airglades Airport and the delay in nding a new county administrator. Two young men died in a crash on A Road March 22. Three men were traveling eastbound on A road in a 2003 Cadillac CTS w hen it traveled onto the south shoulder into a ditch. The front right of the vehicle struck the em bankment and caused the vehicle to overturn. All three occupants were ejected. The driver, Tomy Olivarez, 21, of LeHigh and passenger Epifanio Hernandez, 26, of Naples, died from their injuries. With the decision by international dev eloper Panattoni Development Company to market and develop Americas Gateway Logistics Center in Moore Haven, the master planned, 6,700-acre, international intermodal logistics center was being prepared for tenants and to generate new jobs in southern Florida. A pril 4, 2013The future of Airglades Airport remains a sticking point for the county commission and for AIA, the private group interested in procuring it. A representative of AIA, the group interested in taking over Airglades, stepped up to explain its position. The airport was to be a public/private partnership in which AIA has already put some $3 million. In a recent discussion, the FAA pointed out a list of issues with the plan to privatize Airglades. Without reconciliation of these FFA issues soon, AIA would "pull the plug" on the deal, he told the board. An 81-year-old LaBelle woman died March 31 in a traf c crash in Moore Haven. Violet Raulerson was driving a 2003 Crown Victoria eastbound on US 27 approaching the intersection of 10th Street in Moore Haven when she veered off the roadway and struck a crosswalk sign on the south shoulder. Eight out of 300 people summoned for jury duty showed up. And it just went downhill from there, with nine out of 450 people summoned on Tuesday showing up, and 22 of the 1,650 people summoned for Thursday arriving. Though they were able to hold a trial on Thursday with the 22 jury members who were present, it cost a total of $792 in postage to send out all of the summons. "In the past those who have not shown up to serve on jury duty have not been penalized, though the court does have the jurisdiction to do so. Penalties would have to be enforced.Abby Arnold won the title of Miss T.E.E.N. Florida 2013. She competed in interview, swim suit, gown and on stage question, and won most photogenic, Abby is only 16 years old and already making herself known. She is a student at LaBelle High School, a member of the V.F.W. 10100 Junior Ladies Axillery, Country Rythem Cloggers, and the 2012 Swamp Cabbage Princess.April 11, 2013A Clewiston woman died April 3 in a two-vehicle crash on US 27 west of CR 720. Martha Prado, 37, was pronounced dead. In another fatal crash that took place at 8:37 p.m. March 30 on CR 833 east of CR 846, Darren Jim, 18, of Clewiston died. He was driving a 2000 Polaris ATV westbound in the eastbound lane of CR 833. Princess contestants were: Emma Wills, Carli Ford and Mackenzie Wills, Madeline Mayo, Trinity Carncross and Brilee Cochran. Junior Miss contestants: Camryn Nash and Kaylee Wills, Stormy Alexander and Haylee O'Bannon.Little Miss contestants: Gracyn Mayo, Novie Kohutek. Back: Kara Alexander, Tatianna White and Cassidy Boston. Not pictured: Brooke White and Ryley Bowan.April 18, 2013With over two years of work by the county and AIA on the deal to privatize Airglades Airport, the commissioners opened the way for the plan to continue. At their April 9 meeting in Clewiston, the county commissioners unanimously approved the much-discussed agreement with Airglades International Airport LLC (AIA).April 25, 2013Folks pay a total of nine cents in county taxes per gallon of gas at Hendry County gas stations including a six cent fuel tax, two cents of a possible ve-cent fuel tax, and a one-cent fuel tax. Eight cents of that total came up for renewal at Tuesday night's regular commission meeting and the board voted to continue them. An interlocal agreement governs the dispersal of the six cent fuel tax among the county and the Cities of LaBelle and Clewiston. That agreement was approved early (a public hearing on the dispersal is required every two years). The six cent tax itself would be in place through December 31, 2020. Both cities indicated they approved the current dispersal agreement: Hendry County 65 percent; Clewiston 20.67 percent; LaBelle 14.33 percent. The Talkin' Monkeys Project hosted the Science and Environmental Club of Edison College for a day of learning and eco-friendly gardening. T he group of students, accompanied by Dr. Henry Hermann, Professor of Biology, arrived with enthusiasm and packed lunches They had planned to spend the day!May 2, 2013The LaBelle Little League Senior Brewers & Major Cardinals., along with the Major Yankees, played in the Tournament of Champions and all advanced to the regional Semi-Finals and won against all of the other Senior and Major teams in District 18 which includes LaBelle, Immokalee, Alva, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita, San Carlos and Lehigh Acres. Derek Bass was the latest LaBelle High School athlete to sign with a college. "It's been a long road but I feel like I'm just starting," he said after signing with Berry A young Miami woman died April 25 in a three-vehicle crash on SR 80 that blocked traf c from both directions while authorities rendered aid and cleared up the debris. The crash occurred at 4:04 p.m.May 9, 2013The LaBelle Little League Cardinals did something no other team from LaBelle and District 18 had ever done. They won the Urban Initiative Florida State Jamboree in Tampa! On May 3 LaBelle High School saluted its 2013 graduating seniors going into the military. Friends and family crowded into the library to recognize the work these young men and women have already done and the commitment they were making to their future and to the future of America. May 16, 2013Ms. Brittany Baker, graduate student in Mental Health Counseling, received the $2,000 June S. Stillman Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Libraries Student Assistants and USPS Staff for the academic year 20132014. Only two names would be on the Cit y of LaBelle's July 16 ballot. Brent R. Stevens, 25, challenged incumbent Greg Bone, 50, for his of ce as Commissioner-Tax Collector for the City of LaBelle. Mr. Bone had served in that of ce since August 2007. The citrus industry got juiced up with the news that Coca Cola planned to plant 25,000 acres of new orange groves in several counties, including Hendry. Polk and DeSoto counties, are also part of the plan. Coca Cola's total investment will be at the $2 billion level.May 23, 2013Hendry and Glades counties were especially hard hit with traf c fatalities in just the rst four months of 2913. Traf c deaths in Hendry County for the rst three months o f 2013 had already surpassed all of 2012. LaBelle re ghters worked from 8:45 p.m.-1 a.m. over the night of May 15-16 battling the blaze that destroyed this home at 4090 Rainbow Circle. The structure was fully involved and the roof partially collapsed as re ghters arrived, ve trucks from LaBelle and a tanker of water from Pioneer Plantation. June 6, 2013The May 28 county commission was ne w County Administrator Charles Chapman's rst, and the board approved an amended employment agreement with him. The agreement was terminable by either party at any time with or without cause. His salary was $121,000 annually. plus bene ts and wafurnished an automobile for count y duties. According to the agreement, if the contract is terminated for any reason other than misconduct, Mr. Chapman will receive two months pay plus all accumulated annual leave. The county would pay his health insurance for two months covered by the severance pay. Balloons lled the sky as the newest Class of LaBelle High School, their families and friends celebrated their rst moments 2013Continued From Page 3 See 2013 — Page 5

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on January 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. e LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. e recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be m ade to the Board of County Commissioners for nal consideration at a public hearing. is hearing will be held on January 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: SE13-0005 Applicant: James D. Hull, represented by AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW THE CONTINUATION OF EARTH MINING ON TWO ACRES +/IN THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Location: Along the east side of CR 833, approximately 6 miles south of CR 832. Property size: mine site is approximately 2 acres. Request: e applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow the operation of an earth mine operation and to sell the excess material. Legal description of subject property: Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 5 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013as graduates. Before releasing the traditional red balloons, students released a balloon in tribute to each of their three missing classmates: a pink balloon for Kayla Cheyenne J ohnson, and blue ones for Ryan Hellard and Margarito Reyes. They also reserved an empty chair with a photo and mementoes of their lost friends and Principal Lucinda Kelly called out each name in its proper order of their classmates. Two young LaBelle men were found guilty of robbing a home invasion and conv enience store robberies in September of 2011. Sergio Gomez and Francisco Busatamante, both 18, were each sentenced to 11 years in the Florida Department of Corrections by J udge Mason. Derek Bass and Tyler O’Ferrell shared the honor of LHS Valedictorian with outstanding GPA’s in a rigorous course of studies and exceptional test scores. Brennah McVey earned the title of Salutatorian with the same dedication to her studies.June 13, 2013Glades County had seen its sixth fatal crash this year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the one-vehicle crash took place June 7 at 5:17 p.m. on CR 721 north of SR 78. Governor Rick Scott extended a hand to Hendry County Friday, June 7, as he came to meet constituents here. The governor spent the morning meeting with hometown folks at the Courthouse. Jerry Schauer would receive his Eagle A ward at a special ceremony on June 15 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. J erry is the son of Frank and Elizabeth Schauer of LaBelle. He had earned 21 different merit badges as well as the God and Country religious award. He has held leadership positions such as Chaplain Aide, Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. His Eagle scout Service project consisted of planning, organizing and supervising the installation of an information kiosk at the LaBelle Nature Park. Glades County had its sixth fatal crash this year. In all of 2012, there were a total of four. The one-vehicle crash took place June 7 at 5:17 p.m. on CR 721 north of SR 78. Governor Rick Scott extended a hand to Hendry County Friday, June 7, as he came to meet constituents here. The governor spent the morning meeting with hometown folks at the Courthouse, hearing their problems, wishes and complaints. Afterward Gov. Scott said he will take those concerns back to Tallahassee to nd out if these individual issues may be part of a larger problem that needs to be addressed.June 20, 2013Abby Arnold, 16-year-old sophomore at LaBelle High School, was leaving for Houston, Texas, to compete in the Miss T.E.E.N. United States pageant June 24-29. In March Abby became Miss T.E.E.N. Florida 2013, where she was also deemed most photogenic, Glades County experienced another fatal crash June 15 on SR 78E and Banana Grove Road, an unidenti ed man died in a three vehicle crash, the seventh traf c fatality on Glades County roads for the year. There were just four Glades traf c fatalities in all of 2012. June 27, 2013FHSAA Academic All-Stater Derek Bass, the son of Richard and Tammy Kay Bass had a 4.0 grade point average. He earned four varsity letters in basketball along with three in football and baseball. He was a class representative all four years of high school and a member of the National Honor Society. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) also named Derek a Simon Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 2013Continued From Page 4 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantHometown supportNovember 2 Langford held another successful Drive 4 UR School event to raise money for LaBelle High School. It’s simple and painless. All folks have to do is come to Langford Ford during the event and take a 7-10 minute test drive. LHS received $20 for each test drive. Recently, Pat Langford presented a check for $1,460 from the event to the school. The money raised will be used to help purchase a new football scoreboard for the Cowboy stadium. Pictured from left: LHS Athletic Director David Kelley, LHS Principal Jose Roquett, Pat Langford and Dean Lori Perkins.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSNotice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on January 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. e LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. e recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be m ade to the Board of County Commissioners for nal consideration at a public hearing. is hearing will be held on January 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: SE13-0004 Applicant: St. Matthews House, Inc., represented by Neale Montgomery, Pavese Law Firm, and D. Wayne Arnold, Q. Grady Minor and Associates, P.A. Location: 1563 Oxbow Drive (plus two adjacent parcels), LaBelle, FL Project size: 7.62 +/acres Request: e applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow religious and institutional uses within the General Agriculture (A-2) and High Intens ity Commercial (C-3) zoning districts. Specically, a substance abuse recovery program including training for the participants will be operated along with a conference center. Legal description of subject property: DESCRIPTION PORT LABELLE INN … HENDRY COUNTY A PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 793, PAGE 520 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND A PORTION OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 795, PAGE 724 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 2, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 893931Ž EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 99.19 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THOSE LANDS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 795, PAGE 724 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES AND DISTANCES; LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE, SOUTH 003652Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 349.86 FEET; THENCE NORTH 893833Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 99.11 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS AND THE SOUTH LINE OF THE LANDS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 793, PAGE 520 OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS, IN AND THROUGH SAID SECTION 2, NORTH 893833Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 787.71 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 793, PAGE 520; THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES AND DISTANCES NORTH 225538Ž WEST, A DISTANCE OF 230.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 000019Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 137.37 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 2; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID NORTH LINE SOUTH 893931Ž EAST, A DISTANCE OF 875.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINING 7.62 ACRES, MORE OR LESS Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 6 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Billie Jo Gaskins, 75LABELLE — Billie Jo Walker Gaskins, of Venus, Fla., went to rest and be with her Lord on Dec. 18, 2013, in Lehigh Acres after a courageous 14 year battle with cancer. Billie Jo was born March 2, 1938, to the parents of James Thomas and Linnie Belle Kirby W alker in McMinnville, Tenn. She met and married the love of her life, Thomas Gaskins, Jr on Oct. 16, 1971 in Nashville, Tenn. She graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. She worked for 20 years for Alico rst as an administrative assistant, nally working as a Corporate Secretary. Billie Jo was a member of Central Church of Christ for many years. Billie Jo never met a stranger; she always made a friend anywhere she went. Billie Jo leaves behind her loving husband of 42 years, Thomas Gaskins, Jr of Venus; two w onderful sons and their wives, Thomas Gaskins, III and his wife Jennifer, of Labelle and J ames Gaskins and his wife Elise, of Lake Placid; six of the greatest, adorable loving grandchildren anyone could ask for, Sadie, Thomas, Walker, Summer, Lily Jo and Wesley; two brothers, James Morris Walker and Larry Thomas Walker both of McMinnville, Tenn.; and a host of extended family and friends. Celebration of Billie Jo’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Central Church of Christ of LaBelle with Minister Steven Hildebrand of ciating. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Interment will take place in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia immediately following the celebration on Saturday. In lieu of owers, Billie Jo’s family has requested donations to the following charity organizations: Mt. Dora Christian Home 301 West 13th Avenue Mt. Dora, Florida 32757, Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation (FCS Foundation), 4371 Veronica S. Shoemaker, BLVD, Fort Myers, Florida 33916, Hope Hospice-Development Of ce, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida 32064 Celebration Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Good Shepherd December scheduleSunday, December 29: Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Rev Dr David Jackson; Memorial Serv ice for George Albert followed by a Pot Luck LuncheonOvercome addictionOvercomers Addiction Classes are at Christ Central in LaBelle, 540 First Ave, every Thursday at 7 p.m. A Christ-centered 12-step recovery group addresses addictions and those affected by them. For more information call the CCL of ce at 675-2100 or group leader Jamie at 239-872-8821.Mysteries of faithThe Mysteries of our Faith Are Revealed in Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come! Filled w ith vivid imagery, apocalyptic visions and mysterious gures, Revelation is one of the most intriguing books in Scripture. We read it wondering, “Who is the Beast? The Lamb? The Dragon? When will all this take place?” It leaves us with a number of questions. But, as its name implies, Revelation is intended to REVEAL the divine mysteries to us. It pulls back the veil of heaven and shows us the glories of the Kingdom of God. And in midst of this vision we discover something amazing. We see how our faith, our liturgy, and our worship are a participation in the liturgy of heaven. In Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come you will learn the keys to understanding this mysterious book. You will see how heaven is made mystically present to us in the Mass. You will see how the images and events of Revelation make sense in light of our Catholic faith. Most importantly, you will learn how the book of Revelation can be a source of inspiration and encouragement as we strive to live our faith in the world. Join us for Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in the Parish Of ce beginning January 9, at 7 p.m. and continuing every Thursday until April 3, 2014. For more information or to register for the study call Eric Myer at (863) 517-1096. Registration is until December 15. The Study will be at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 355 South Bridge Street LaBelle.New Web siteHealing Waters Family Life Center invites you to visit their new website at hw c.org. Church Briefs Quit smoking nowQuit Smoking Now is a statewide tobacco cessation program, sponsored by the Florida A HEC Network. This program consists of six 1-hour sessions, once a week, that help local tobacco users obtain the knowledge, support and tools needed to quit for life: Session A: Tobacco: Friend or Foe? Session B: Managing Addiction Session C: Let’s Quit now! Session D: Develop a Plan for Life Without Tobacco! Session E: Relapse Prevention Session F: Congratulations, Now Stay the Course Classes will be at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center starting January 7, and at Hendry Regional Medical Center starting January 8. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Gum, Patches & Lozenges for those eligible). *Registration is Required to Join* 877-819-2357. To register or for more information call: Everglades AHEC at 877-81921357 or 561-688-9591. For more information about our program, please visit: www.eahectobacco.com. Community Briefs

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LABELLE ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL4050 E. Cowboy Way € LABELLE, FL 33935 (863) 983-1511 € Fax (863) 983-1517WINTER SEMESTER 2013-2014 January 7, 2014-March 27, 2014 Other classes may be offered provided suf“cient enrollment. Registration Fees will be collected at the time of enrollment and are non-refundable Proof of Recidency is now required! For more information on classes and registration, please call (863) 612-0706 or (863) 983-1511 LABELLE ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE IN REGARDS TO RACE, COLOR, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY NIGHT-TIME CLASSES Tuition (Check or Money Order)Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Non Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm ABE 9900004-211 Mon&Wed 01/08/14 03/26/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Cathy Charneski LHS-15-012 ABE 9900004-212 Tues&Thur 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 K evin Lutkenhaus LHS-15-012 GED Prep 9900026-211 Mon&Wed 01/08/14 03/26/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Cathy Charneski LHS-15-012 GED Prep 9900026-212 Tues&Thur 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 K evin Lutkenhaus LHS-15-012 ESOL 9900040-211 Mon&Wed 01/08/14 03/26/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Irma Alaniz LHS-15-008 ESOL 9900040-212 Tues&Thur 01/07/14 03/27/14 6:00pm-9:00pm $30 $120 Rebecca Pratt LHS-15-008 CONTINUING WORKFORCE EDUCATION CLASSES Tuition (Check or Money Order)Course Course Number Days Begin Date End Date Time Resident Tuition Teacher Bldg/Rm Sub Teacher N/A T .B.D. T.B.D. T.B.D. 8:30-3:00pm FREE Helen Burton T.B.D.Hendry County School Board Paul K. Puletti Superintendent P.O. Box 1980 LaBelle, FL 33975 (863) 674-4642 http://hendry-schools.org Workforce and Adult Education Garry Ensor Administrator 475 E. Osceola Avenue Clewiston, FL 33440 (863) 983-1511 7 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Ortona Community BuildingThanksgiving and pride best described our seeing the opening of the Ortona Community Building and Library. Years of planning and work made it possible. The history of Ortona before and after 1980 has pro ted by many devoted and capable people. It has been a pleasure to be a part of it. Those individuals now have generousl y and capably built on that history with the addition of this beautiful and wonderfull y useful building and grounds. Glades County support has been much appreciated. What a beautiful season to celebrate! Paul and Anna Sturtevant Thank you 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 an y of ce in LaBelle, Clewiston, Moore Haven, Ft. Myers or mail it to P O Box 697, LaBelle, FL 33975. Bene t account established for Joshua Rimes The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Hendry and Glades Counties reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-2014 u season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against in uenza. The DOH recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the u vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the u while pregnant. The Florida DOH has received several reports of pregnant women with in uenza-like illness from around the state, including one con rmed death and four severe cases in which women have been admitted into critical care units. The u vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the rst months after birth. "It is highly advised that pregnant women receive the in uenza vaccination either before or during pregnancy," said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Of cer for Children's Medical Services (CMS). "Flu can be a serious health concern for both the expecting mother and their unborn child. Pregnant women should take all precautionary steps possible to protect themselves and their babies against in uenza this season." Additional u prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. Symptoms of the u include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment. For more information on pregnant women and in uenza, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ u/protect/ vaccine/pregnant.htm Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor's of ces, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, and by many employers and schools. It is important for you and your family members to get a u vaccine every year. Check with your health care provider, your local county health department or visit http://www. oridahealth.gov/ prevention-safety-and-wellness/ u-prevention/locate-a- u-shot.html to search for a location to receive a u vaccine. The Department of Health protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. To learn more about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Reminder: Flu vaccination is important for pregnant women LABELLE, FL Are you unemployed, or underemployed? Would you like to learn a new trade or learn basic computer skills? Through the generosity and grant from Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Barron Library has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to offer both Cake Decorating Classes and Basic Computer Classes. The Cake Decorating Class will begin Thursday, January 9, 2014, and will meet w eekly for two months. Sessions will be two hours each week, from 3:00 5:00 PM, at Barron Library. Basic Computer Class will also be offered in January, beginning, Friday, January 10. This class will meet once per week for two months, and will be from 2:00 3:00 PM, also at Barron Library. To register for either of these classes, please call Magdalena Flores, Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries, at 863-6750114 to schedule an appointment. New classes offered at Barron Library Tallahassee The Florida Department of Health announces the launch of the State Surgeon General's Worksite Wellness Recognition Program. The program recognizes more than 400 organizations that have achieved a third party award or recognition for workplace wellness during the 2013 calendar year. These organizations will receive a letter and certi cate from the Department to acknowledge and thank them for the steps they have taken to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation. Full-time workers in the U.S. who are healthy greatly reduce their chance of dev eloping chronic health problems. Building a healthy workforce allows Florida's businesses to minimize the current rate of absenteeism caused by unhealthy employees. Today, health-related absenteeism causes an estimated loss of more than $153 billion in productivity annually. To learn more about the State Surgeon General's Worksite Wellness Recognition Program, please visit www.HealthiestW eightFL.com. DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit w ww.FloridaHealth.gov. Florida's Surgeon General launches new w ebsite

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8 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantChristmas Joy at First Bank Of Clewiston First Bank of Clewiston LaBelle Branch and the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce joined in a holiday social December 3. A good crowd gathered at the bank to share some good food and better companionship. TOP LEFT: Ron Zimmerly, Mark Lapp, Gail and Phill Pelletier enjoying the gathering. TOP RIGHT: Teacher Bobbie Spratt and First Bank’s Kim White enjoyed the company at the bank’s annual holiday social December 3. BOTTOM: First Bank’s Carey Soud thanked the crowd for attending the bank’s social and presented some good news. Submitted photo/ Sylvia GuzmanWest Glades Christmas ExtravaganzaWest Glades School was the site of a Christmas Extravaganza on December 10. Families were treated to an evening of holiday entertainment presented by Mr. Paul’s music and band students. Teachers shared Reading Tips with parents and all students received a free book, along with a thesaurus for each family. AVID students presented a skit to enlighten parents about all they are learning in their class. It was a delightful evening and the staff would like to thank all those who attended.

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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 12/26 @4:00 Display ads Thur 12/26 @4 € Obits Friday12/27 @2:00 Paper on the street Tuesday 12/31 9 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty Brant‘Fishing’ for a great holiday“Elf” Jenny Dyess and her little friend anxiously wait to what was on the end of his shing line at the December 7 Christmas in the Park celebration, put on by the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce. Caloosa Belle/ Patty Brant V iew from the topThis little girl’s excitement showed as she found a a cold, wet seat at the top of the snow pile at Christmas in the Park Dec. 7. Note the very Southern Spanish moss hanging in the oaks behind the very Northern snow. Could Santa have been a little confused? Or is anything really possible at Christmas time? Submitted photoAll aboard for a great ChristmasGrandma’s Grove residents are still talking about the Polar Express engine in their annual Christmas parade. Fashioned by David Frandsen and David Mayer, the spectacular unit, which was bedecked with Christmas lights, took the men 160 hours to put together, using all recycled materials. The engine’s wheels went around, a bell was mounted and the engine even pulled a coal car behind it. The whole thing was built on a golf cart and is waiting in the park for another parade planned for the season. Last year’s parade entry by these men was a ying sleigh complete with Rudolf, which now graces Mr. Frandsen’s roof. This is the third year Grandma’s Grove has put on a Christmas parade for park residents

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Graduates of LaBelle High School are offered an opportunity students at many other high schools don’t get – a scholarship to Edison State College. The Isabella Curtis Scholarship is available to LaBelle High School students who live in Hendry or Glades counties, have attended LaBelle High School for two years and graduate with a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0. Students must take advantage of the scholarship during the academic year immediately following their high school graduation. The Curtis scholarship supplements any other federal aid a student receives ensuring that the total costs of tuition, fees and books are covered for the student To be successful in college students need to prepare. Edison State College offers support services to all students, including those w ho receive the Curtis Scholarship. The rst year of college is an exciting new experience that is different from attending high school. Edison State provides a wide range of support services to help students adjust and succeed. At the Hendry Glades Center, student group activities designed speci cally for Curtis Scholarship students help them identify and learn how to overcome common issues many college students face. These activities help them become more engaged and active in college life, improving their opportunities for success. All of our Edison campuses including the Hendry Glades Center have academic success centers which provide various services to students, including tutors and study skills materials for various college courses. Students taking advantage of these services become more successful in their courses of study. The Hendry Glades Center will host an information session for high school graduates and their parents to explain how the Curtis Scholarship can help them cover the costs of attending Edison State College at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. The Hendry Glades Center will also hold monthly FAFSA workshops from February to May for any student who needs assistance with their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms. A college education is a life changing opportunity. By taking advantage of scholarship opportunities and the various services Edison State College provides, LaBelle High School students can nd themselves on the path to academic and career success. Brooke Goehring is the Assistant Director of the Edison State College, Hendry/Glades Center. 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! 10 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineFor a modest charge, each package includes: and family Submit your good news today at Submitted photo/ Jodi HigginbothamLMS November and December Students of the monthLEFT: Back Row from left: Oswaldo Beltran (6th); Freddy McLymont Davis (7th); Brandon Perez (8th). Front Row from left: Genesis Madrid (6th); Jordyn Perkins (7th); Deanna Martinez (8th). RIGHT: Back Row from left: Blayne Boyett (6th); Ramon Fibueroa (7th); Freddy Mendez (8th) Front R ow from left: Jazmine Santillana (6th); Madelyon Lofton (7th); Melanie Garza (8th) Scholarship offers LaBelle High students opportunity

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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 EMPRESAS COMERCIALES GESTI"N DE RESIDUOS Y REQUISITOS DE RECICLAJEOrdenanza del Condado de 2010-18 exige que la explotacin comercial y empresas tienen una cuenta de la eliminacin de residuos con los contratistas de la licencia del condado Adems, los esfuerzos para reciclar papel, plstico, cartn, peridicos, guas telefnicas metal y / o se requiere de vidrio Usted podra ver una reduccin en los costos generales de disposicin simplemente reciclando Por favor, llmenos y le ayudaremos a empezar o mejorar la calidad de su programa. Tambin podemos ayudarle con sus necesid ades de gestin de residuos peligrosos. De RECICLAJE RESIDENCIALPara aquellos de ustedes que son los recicladores vidos y siempre tienen ms materiales de reciclaje adems de su reciclan envases pueden contener por favor sepan que usted puede usar una caja de cartn para el exceso ya que es reciclable as Las bolsas de plstico no son aprobados los contenedores ya que no son un el material aceptado por nuestro reciclador nal Tambin puede llamar a un contenedor adicional Gracias por sus esfuerzos de reciclaje y no dude en hacernos saber su sugerencias para mejorar nuestro programa Questions: Hendry County Special Districts 863-675-5252 Progressive Waste Hauling 863-675-2481 (WSI) 863-675-7713 (Choice) NO TIRE BASURA RECICLE SIEMPRE VAMOS A CUIDAR DE NUESTRO ENTORNO 11 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 by Coach Christopher SinerThe LaBelle Cowboys football team ended its season as District runners-up. They lost in the rst round of the playoffs to Cocoa. Their overall record was 3-8. It was Coach Siner's rst year at LHS. Offensely, the Cowboys were led by Senior RB Danny Robinson, who ran for 1,510 y ards and 13 TDs this year. Danny set the single game rushing record with 327 yards against ECS in week two. The offensive line, led by Marshall University commit, Caleb Rimes was a solid group. Along with Rimes were seniors Andy Castillejo, Dalton Longenecker, Victor Mendez and junior Alan Varela. The group contributed to the Cowboys having over 2,500 yards rushing this year. QB AJ Ayala led an improving passing game with senior WRs Jorge Betancourt and Eduardo Gonzalez. Michael Lopez, a freshmen, provided a big spark on offense and special teams. The Cowboy defense was an improving bunch as the year progressed. The front four of seniors Rimes, Mendez, Jerome Baxter and junior Garrett Coker provided a steady pass rush, as well as playing the run. The Linebackers were led by Senior Robinson and juniors Jesse Cavazos and Glenn Burton. The defensive back eld was made up of playmakers Betancourt, Gonzalez, Jesus Karr and Michael Lopez. Overall it was a step in the right direction for the Cowboys. Even though their record didn't show it, they were in some very close games and made the playoffs for the rst time since 2007. The goals for next year will be to improve on their record and make it back to the playoffs. The Cowboys want to thank all their families and sponsors for making this year a successful year. A review of the 2013 LaBelle Cowboys Photo by Jeri Lynn Merritt Pickleball is backYup, it's back! Come play pickleball at the Community Civic Park, located on Jaycee/Lions Drive, accessible from either Main Street or West Cowboy Way, west of LaBelle Elementary School. Drop in Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Pickleball is one of the most trending sports in the US combining three popular racquet sports: table tennis, tennis and badmintion. It is played on a badminton-sized court with special paddles made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials and a ball similar to a wif e ball. A lower net and the special ball combined with key rules that allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abiltiies make the game particulally popular with seniors. It was designed to be easy to learn and fun to play. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, come and play. For more information call Karen at 675-6113 or email: thepickler@verizon.net.Referee for Junior ProIf you're interested in being a referee for this year's Junior Pro basketball season, call Darrell Harris at 673-5475 or 675-2565. The season begins this month. Sport Shorts

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 2730 2010 1124333-01000000740 Albert Harari Lot 74, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458454 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE BY THE DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of the Disston Island Conservancy District that the District intends to use the uniform method of collection for such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District, with said method of collection to be carried out in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. The Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on January 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the District Of ce, located at 1995 West Hwy. 27, Clewiston, Florida 33440, the purpose of which is to consider the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the District to use, in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments as may be levied by the District. In 2014, the District may adopt and levy new non-ad valorem assessments for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, some or all of which may continue for more than one year, with said assessments being upon some or all of the lands located within the District’s boundaries. The non-ad valorem assessments which will be adopted for the District’s scal year 2014/2015, will be levied by the District in order to provide necessary funds for the following reasons: (a) Construct, acquire, operate and maintain all works of the District for drainage, irrigation and water control, including but not limited to, canals, ditches, laterals and roads, pumps and culverts, and for those purposes set forth in Chapter 298, Florida Statutes and Chapter 2000-447, Laws of Florida, and/or (b) Such other lawful obligations and purposes which the District is empowered to provide as authorized by law. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing to be heard regarding the District’s use of the uniform method of collecting such non-ad valorem assessments in accordance with Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose said person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this Public Hearing, because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact the District at (863) 983-8544 at least ve (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing. DATED this 12th day of December, 2013. DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT 458592 CN/GCD 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 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 SalesRE-UZ-IT New Location 260 S. Industrial Loopnext to Garden St RecycleBigger -Better furniture, household, beds, tools Stop and say Hello Weekend Special 863-673-3620 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 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full TimeDRIVERS $5000 Sign-n Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises 1-855-517-2488 EXP. PLUMBERS HELPER WANTED Call 863-675-1155 Mechanic Needed 5 yrs. experience Own tools Repair grove equipment such as tractors, mowers, trucks. Bene ts provided (health, life, 401K) dental/vision at some cost Mon-Fri (some weekends) 7am 4pm send resume to: dimas margarita@yahoo.com or fax to: 239/369-2267 Semi-Drivers Needed 5 yrs. experience FLA CDL A License Required Background/drivers license check Clean Drivers License Hours & Days Vary (wknds) Bene ts provide (Health,Life,401K) (Dental & Vision as some cost) Send resume: dimas margarita@yahoo.com or Fax: 239/369-7794 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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. Guns/Supplies Gun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, Dec. 28, 9-5 Sun, Dec. 29, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11am or 1pm daily Tele: 239-223-3370GunShowsFlorida.comBuy Sell Trade The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Pets/SuppliesOlder dogs for adoption to seniors. Small retired show dogs. Good companions 863-675-1571 ApartmentsFURNISHED 1BR apt in LaBelle, near center of town. $600/mo. Refs. & sec. dep. req. Call 863-234-1153. Houses RentLABELLE 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. LABELLE Pretty TWO ROOM (ef ciency) Cottage near Taco Bell. References. 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. Campers/RVs1991 38ft “Executive” motor home, 3208 catapillar V-8 turbo disel, 83199 miles. Engine just serviced. Must see $11,500 negotiable. 863-675-0995 or 863674-0680 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2003 Anniversary Addison Harley Davidson Police $14,500. Electric Glide. Lots of chrome and upgrades. Extended service plan 863-675-0995 or 863-674-0680 2009 KAW NOMAD 36,500 miles, new battery. Added trunk w/arm rest. Cruise Control. LED Lights. Cobra exhaust. 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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3361 2010 2014329-01000710020 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 2, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458457 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3362 2010 2014329-01000710030 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 3, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458458 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 542 2011 1324229-A0000200000 Properties of S & O Inc Beginning 256 feet East of the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, thence North 209 feet; thence East 207 feet; thence South 209 feet; thence West of the Point of Beginning; lying and being in Hendry County, Florida. Less the Right of Way for State Road 29 and Less the South 35 feet for the Right of Way for Noble Road 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458462 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE BY HENDRY COUNTY OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION OF A NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT FOR THE EAST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION MSBU Hendry County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments which it is considering levying within the East Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services Bene t Unit, within the unincorporated area of the County, on commercial properties for recreational purposes within that area commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2014, and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the County Attorney’s Of ce, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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. Karson Turner, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA 458021 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3553 2010 2024329-670000F0090 Marcus Simmons + Luther Garry Priester Commencing at the corner 1,332.50 feet East of the Southwest corner of Section 8, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence N 01 degrees 19’ 00” W along the 1/4 1/4 line a distance of 1244.77 feet; thence S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 150 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue S 89 degrees 49’ W a distance of 1154.30 feet; thence N 01 degrees 09’ 38” W a distance of 113.06 feet to the South right-of-way of Edison Avenue; thence N 89 degrees 49’ E along the said South right-of-way line a distance of 1154.04 feet; thence S 01 degrees 19’ 00” E a distance of 113.06 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458461 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN & PERMITTING SERVICES FOR REPLACING/ WIDENING A DRAINAGE CONVEYANCE CROSSING OF WHISPER CREEK ON OLD CR 78 IN HENDRY COUNTY RFQ No. 2014-05 Opening Date and Time: January 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering rms interested in providing professional services for replacing/widening the existing drainage conveyance crossing of Whisper Creek on Old CR 78 with a new concrete culvert in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway and drainage design and permitting services and construction engineering/inspection services. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple rms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and rms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their quali cations for consideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. The rms submitting should be prepared to make a presentation to the selection committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerk’s Of ce) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle Florida by 2:00 p.m., January16, 2014, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Of ce, by email at bhanshaw@hendry a.net or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458331 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 3483 2011 3014334-01001600030 Harold Robinson Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, in Block 160 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, ac cording to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458463 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 2732 2010 1124333-01000000820 Albert Harari Lot 82, SKY VALLEY, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 191 and 192, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458456 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on January 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will conduct two separate public hearings on the LDC amendment: 1) January 28, 2014, at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL; and 2) February 11, 2014, at 5:05 p.m ., at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Ave., Clewiston, FL. The recommendations of the LPA will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at these hearings. Copies of the les and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the matter. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Applicant: Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 1-53-3.7, AGRICULTURAL TRANSITIONAL DISTRICT; SPECIFICALLY TO DEEM NON-VESTED, NONCONFORMING LOTS (IDENTIFIED ON OCTOBER 22, 2013) AS VESTED, AND REMOVE THE VESTED RIGHTS DETERMINATION PROCESS FOR NONCONFORMING LOTS OF RECORD; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER’S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Orvell Howard, Chairman Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Local Planning Agency Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 458836 CN/CB 12/26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 L, 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 3302 2010 1244334-A0000152000 Patrick A Clark A parcel of land located in the South of the North 2/5 of the East of the East of the Southeast of the Northwest of fractional Section 24, Township 43 South, Range 34 East, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the North Section corner of said Section 24, run South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East along the North South Quarter Section line, a distance of 1595.71 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continue South 0 degrees 18’ 10” East, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 20’ 47” West, a distance of 119.28 feet; thence North 0 degrees 18’ 10” West, a distance of 91.30 feet; thence North 89 degrees 20’ 47” East, a distance of 119.28 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to County Road right of way known as Art Lawrence Road existing along the East boundary line thereof, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458451 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE 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 3363 2010 2014329-01000710040 Advanced Capital Development Corporation-Hammock Inc Lot 4, TALL PINES SUBDIVISION, accor ding to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 162, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458459 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Catalina Tax Co, 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 3486 2011 3014334-01001700050 Karl E Larsen Lots 8 and 9, in Block 170 of the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and a ten foot strip of land off the Southeastern side of Lot 10; said strip being ten foot wide and running from the front lot line to the rear lot line and being contiguous to the common lot line between said Lot 10 and Lot 9, Block 170, according to the General Plan of Clewiston, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71 through 78, inclusive, 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014 which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458464 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO BIO NITROGEN CORPORATION Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the Ad Valorem Tax Exemption granted to Bio Nitrogen Corporation entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO BIO NITROGEN CORPORATION PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 2013-18 TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE BENEFITED PARTY TO BIONITROGEN PLANT FL HENDRY, LLC; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Of ce of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. 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. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 458810 CN/CB 12/26/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 13 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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Come to yogaCome to yoga at Maple Corner Clubhouse Monday-Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Call Sharyn at 609-707-0940 for a reservation.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 w eekly 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 evidencedbased 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. MCA events for DecemberDecember 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 Community Center Bldg. on Loblolly Bay Road (Hwy. 720) Come out for a fun evening and meet y our neighbors. For further information call 863-674-0467.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 every 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.VFW 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 American Veterans ea market, off Martin Luther King Blvd. Lots of deals lots of items lots of fun! Call 239-728-5332 for more information.Bingo is back!Bingo is back at Our Lady Queen of Heaven at 7 p.m.. Early bird 6:45. Time to get in the swing again!Small Business Development Center here to helpSBDC is available for one-on-one consulting to help with your small business needs. Whether you are a start-up, growing, or need to make some changes the SBDC will help you nd direction. Call Janice at 239-860-8592 for a LaBelle or Clewiston appointment.American Legion sh fry and breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fr y every Friday, 5-7 p.m. Check out buffet breakfast the rst and third Sundays every month, 699 SR 80W.Lost ponyThe Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce found a pony in Montura last week. For information call the Ag Division at 863-673-6111. 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 14 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room in the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida, for the adoption of the following ordinance: GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2014 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 46, ARTICLE IV, OF THE CODE OF GLADES COUNTY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION ORDINANCE) BY CREATING A NEW SECTION 46 __________ GRANTING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION TO GREENCORE, LLC; MAKING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS AND SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on le at the Glades County Clerk of Court’s Of ce, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, and Florida 33471. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND 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. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. 458590 GCD 12/19,26/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the TC 10 U, 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 3696 2010 3024334-05300302370 Forrest D Burnett & Betty J Burnett That certain condominium parcel composed of Unit 237, BASS & SUN CONDOMINIUM, a condominium, and an undivided share in the common elements appurtenant thereto, in accordance with and subject to the covenants, restrictions, terms and other provisions of the Declaration thereof, recorded in O.R. Book 331, Pages 545 through 610, inclusive of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, and subsequent amendments thereto. 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 Fifth Thursday in the month of January, 2014, which is the 30th day of January, 2014. Dated this 11th day of December, 2013. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 458453 CN 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeREQUEST FOR BIDS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES REGARDING FELDA MSBU STORMWATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BID No.2014-06 OPENING DATE AND TIME: January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida for construction services in connection with the replacement of 10 residential culvert crossings and ditch maintenance in Felda, Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, by January 16, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Of ce Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585. Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Department, 99A E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. Karson Turner, Chairman Board of County Commissioners 458593 CN/CB 12/19,26/2013 1/2,9/2014 Public Notice Community Briefs

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, along w ith the state’s ve water management districts, recently launched Florida’s Water Permitting Portal. This portal provides information about all water resource permitting in Florida in one place. The agencies have integrated existing online services with the portal, providing one place for residents and businesses to go to determine what permits may be needed and from which agency. The w ebsite will continue to add new features to enhance and simplify online access and make the work more transparent. Governor Rick Scott said, “Our number one priority is growing more jobs and opportunities for Florida families, and DEP’s portal will help streamline the permitting process for businesses so we can create more jobs and be better stewards of our natural resources.” This new online system is an open door for residents, local governments and the private sector to nd information and assistance from the Department and water management districts. The water permitting portal enables users to apply for commonly issued authorizations, permits, certi cations and renewals, pay fees and submit monitoring reports and other compliance documentation. It’s also a great place to get information about compliance and other water program information. “The Department of Environmental Protection and the water management districts are focused on creating an effective regulatory process for all Florida citizens,” said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “Educating Floridians on the regulatory process is key to the success of these efforts.” The portal allows visitors to electronically apply for permits and other authorizations including:  Environmental Resource Permits (and authorizations to use state-owned submerged lands, where applicable).  Consumptive and Water Use Permits.  Well Construction Permits.  Works of the District Permits. “By helping Florida’s businesses and residents understand when and how to apply for permits, the Water Permitting Portal serves as a great tool for continually providing excellent customer service—which is an important priority of the District,” said Jon Steverson, Executive Director of the Northwest Florida Water Management District. “Through our continued focus on improving service and ef ciencies, the District has reduced our processing time by more than 40 percent for consumptive use and 80 percent for environmental resource permits over the last two years.” “The website provides easy format for the public to determine basic permitting information,” said Ann Shortelle, Executive Director of the Suwannee River Water Management District. “This website is very helpful and allows anyone with a computer to search a single website for consumptive use and environmental resource permit information.” “Online access to permitting provides an important bene t to citizens looking to manage different types of applications from the comfort of their business or home,” said Robert Beltran, Executive Director for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. “It’s important to provide citizens ef cient and effective access to these services to make it easier for the public to interact with water management districts.” “The statewide E-permitting site makes accessing water resources permitting information far more convenient for the public,” said Hans Tanzler III, Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District. “This is one more step in our work to add transparency to our permits and data.” “The new permitting portal exempli es our shared focus on excellent customer service,” said Blake Guillory, Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District. “It also supports the signi cant progress we’ve made in achieving statewide consistencies in the entire regulatory process. The process recognizes regional technical differences while streamlining and simplifying the administrative application and process.” This new service is provided in keeping with efforts to conduct more paperless business. Applicants are able to apply for permits by submitting the application and associated materials online instead of having to submit paper copies to the Department. This will save time and money for applicants as well as staff. In addition to eliminating the cost o f printing and mailing permit application documents, application fees for online submittals are reduced, and are entirely eliminated for self-certi cations. 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. 15 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantFor the communityThe LaBelle Rotary Club supports the community in many ways, including supporting other organizations. A large group of Rotarians pitched in at the club’s hot dog stand during the Chamber of Commerce’s December 7 Christmas in the Park. New portal provides one-stop for all w ater resource permitting information

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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 EstateALMOND BARK DELIGHTINGREDIENTS € 4 cups Rice Chex € 4 cups Wheat Chex € 4 cups Corn Chex € 4 cups Cheerios € 1 can peanuts € 1 can mixed nuts € 1 can raisins € 1 can pretzels € 1 lbs. almond bark DIRECTIONS Melt almond bark over double boiler (or 2 minutes in microwave). Do not overcook. Stir frequently while melting. Immediately pour over mix, mixing thoroughly. Spread out on wax paper. When cool, break into smaller 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 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME is located on an oversized lot in a quiet neighborhood just minutes away from all your shopping needs. The pool is perfect size for small gatherings or a place to cool down during those hot summer months. The home features a 13.5ft cathedral ceiling, a newly remodeled master bath, a large open ” oor plan excellent for family gatherings or entertaining friends, a spacious den that could easily be converted into a 3rd bedroom, and parking for 6 vehicles. $249,500 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Donna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager. RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home in great location. $1,500/month UNDER CONTRACT 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. 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. $69,500 OLDER home 3/1 with in-ground pool & outbuilding/workshop on 1 ac in the city. Needs TLC. EXECUTIVE HOMES $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $295,000 3/2 +of“ ce on 2.64 ac with 200 ft on the Caloosahatchee River. Needs TLC. Possible additional homesite. $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 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 16 Caloosa Belle December 26, 2013 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantBethlehem RevisitedOn December 14 and 15 members of the First Christian Church provided another realistic representation of the town of Bethlehem the way it might have looked on a very special night over 2,000 years ago. Members built replicas of shops from the time period and manned them, showing visito rs the way life looked at the time of Christ. RIGHT: At the Dye Shop Connie Shewmaker, with “shepherds” Riley Hudson, 9, and brother Austin, 5, explained the dif culties of simply dying fabrics in ancient times. LEFT: At the Bethlehem Bakery Glenda O’Bannon and Bridgett McDonald explained the importance of bread the Staf f of Life in the ancient world and the many ingredients that were used.