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Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 Thursday, January 2, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 91 No. 1 July 4, 2013Edison State College ranked in the Top 100 across several categories for Community College Week’s annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certi cate Producers. The results cover the 2011-2012 academic year. Fred Langdale aka Gator Fred had a great time at the Big Cypress Reservation. The Moore Haven teenager lost his arm to an alligator earlier. LaBelle’s Fallen Heroes Bene t honoring the memories of Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland and Chief Warrant Of cer Robert Hammett Jr., two local men killed in action in 2008, was planned for July 20.July 11, 2013With just a little over a month in his new position, County Administrator Charles Chapman said he was “hungry” to make positive changes happen for Hendry County. Felda Community Civic Association presented scholarships to Cory Taylor (who will study nursing at FGCU), Gennifer Raulerson (an education major at South Florida State College), Kindall Tindall (who will study nursing at Edison State College) and FCCA Scholarship Chairman Reuban Rodriguez. See 2013 — Page 2 by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle Public input into the proposed Sector Plan for future development of 23,500 acres in the Southwest area of the county was high at the December 10 county commission meeting in LaBelle. During his presentation Mitch Hutchcraft, Vice President Real Estate for Kings Ranch, reiterated several times that proposed developer Consolidated Citrus, LP, was only asking the county to transmit the document as a privately initiated application to establish a Sector Plan future use category to the Department of Economic Opportunity. Sector Plans are meant to encourage long range planning for speci c areas. In his overview Mr. Hutchcraft said the document is a 50-year growth plan, The Local Planning Agency (LPA) had already recommended transmittal to the state for comment. A Sector Plan has two steps: a comprehensive plan amendment to establish the general framework for future land uses and a detailed speci c area plan to address impacts and necessary mitigation. The plan includes two distinct areas the West Planning area, bounded on the south b y the Collier County line, Lee County to the west, the Lee/Hendry land ll and Rodina Sector Plan to the north and the Felda Community Planing SW county planned development under scrutiny Submitted photosLaBelle High Schools Employees of the YearLEFT: Rhonda Kosh is LHS’ 2014 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Kosh put in a great deal of extra time this summer making sure that LHS students and teachers had a seamless start to their school year. She has also been tremendously helpful in helping us gure out how to properly address our exceptional students and she has taken on a big responsibility in helping to lead the RTI/MTSS team. She’s done all of this while continuing to meet our students’ mental health needs. She’s put on several senior workshops and will be a driving force behind our graduation and awards nights. Mrs. Kosh was also named teacher of the month for October. CENTER: Lisa Hegley is LHS’ 2014 Employee of the Year. She ALWAYS has a smile on her face and is ALWAYS willing to stop whatever she is doing to assist with any questions or needs students or staff may have. Mrs. Hegley is very hard working and dedicated to her job at LHS. She interacts with students very well. She genuinely cares for each individual student that visits guidance. If you’re having a bad day just go to her, she will turn your day around. RIGHT: Heath Daniels is LHS’ 2014 Brilliant Orange Award winner. Mr. Daniels has stepped right into his new position and hit the ground running. He’s done a tremendous job of helping students and staff nd resources for their programs. He’s also stepped up to volunteer and help solve other new teacher’s problems when necessary. Mr. Daniels has taken on an important leadership role in LHS’ Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club. He and his students have reopened the Cowboy Closet as the Cowboy Caf and it has been a terri c success. He has also been quick to adopt new programs into his class. See BOCC — Page 2 2013 Year in Review

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area to the east. The Eastern Planning area is smaller, about 3,697 acres, which abuts the Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management A rea. The sector plan includes areas of urban development, long term agriculture and conservation and has an estimated build out of 50 years. The land use program includes six districts:  Employment District (which would potentially include hotel, industrial commercial and attached residential areas);  Village District (which would potentially include commercial. attached and detached residential and Heritage Estates and V illage Center);  Neighborhood District (commercial, attached and detached residential and heritage estates, including Neighborhood Center (commercial and attached residential);  Rural District (for detached residential, heritage estates and limited commercial)  Agriculture District (for long term agriculture);  Natural Resources District (for long term conservation/open space). Each district would have its own density and intensity restrictions. Mr. Hutchcraft noted that the West Planning Area has been determined not to have regionally signi cant natural resources so w ould be dedicated to more urban uses. The Eastern Planning Area is surrounded by agriculture, conservation areas and is located in an area with regionally signi cant resources. It would be designated as agriculture and natural resources, with only 21 single family employee dwelling units. Several existing PUDs would be allowed to continue mining, recreational and agricultural uses, he said. A number of infrastructure impacts are to be addressed later. Transportation, including the future roadw ay system, existing roadway network, future road needs plan, potable water and sanitary sewer, schools, drainage and water management are all to be determined as the process unfolds. In addition, a detailed analysis of bene cial impacts on the county is included in the sector plan. According to Mr. Hutchcraft, the project w ill generate $4 billion of taxable value, w ith a $282.7 million ad valorem tax collection over 30 years ( guring a 7.7209 millage rate). The Local Planning Agency (LPA) heard the plan on November 20 and raised several concerns, including that the East Planning A rea may be positioned as a “trade off” for anticipated development on the West side and questioned if other 5,000 acres Sector Plans could combine to meet the 15,000 acre requirement. They voiced concerns about spotty development and inconsistent patterns of growth. The LPA noted that the East Planning area could ful ll the conservation uses without being in the Sector Plan. The area is prime panther habitat and targeted for public acquisition. They also wondered if the density in the East area was being transferred to the West section. Other concerns were raised about school plans, how central water and sewer requirements would be applied, as well as oil and gas exploration issues. Public speakers at the BOCC meeting shared their concerns: The transportation plan did not re ect the Rodina plan There isn’t enough detail to provide appropriate levels of assurance and did not think it was appropriate to wait. They did not agree with the approach of having two non-contiguous planning areas and complained that the applicant had not been responsive to their requests for information. Several members of the public supported the Sector Plan, including Bill McDaniel of Lazy Springs park, representing PDJW, LLC Tri-County Mine PUD. Mr. Hutchcraft said the guiding principles for the Sector Plan included consideration of natural resources, agriculture and economic development. He stated several times that the applicant has been responsive to other property holders and sensitive to private property rights. Other public comments came from Dr. Stan Andrews, who was concerned that the Sector Plan could open the door to the controversial practice of fracking to explore for oil. Brad Cornell of Audubon near Corkscrew Sanctuary said it is important to connect with adjacent areas like Collier County Rural Land Stewardship, Rodina and that the watershed needs protection, along with ag and natural resources. He noted that “smart growth is possible.” Michael Murphy, representing CPI growers group, felt the east parcel is of concern and has not been adequately reviewed. Kate English, representing Garden Gate Citrus which owns 625 acres between Church Road and the county line north of CR 82, supported the sector plan. Matthew Schwartz noted the critical area for rare, vanishing wildlife adjacent to primary panther habitat. Ralph Brooks, attorney for The Conservancy, said it is important not to put roads through panther areas. The commissioners opted to approve the transmission of the plan to the state, but reiterated that the transmittal is not an approval of the plan. Paid AdvertisementI wish to thank all the people and the churches for all the prayers, you had for me while I was in the hospital. Special thanks to Rusty Jean Spencer 2 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 BOCCContinued From Page 1 Rumors about a possible absorption of the Clewiston Police Department by Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce (HCSO) once again surfaced and the talks were con rmed by City Manager Al Perry. July 18, 2013 Incumbent Greg Bone retained his seat as City of LaBelle Tax Collector/Commissioner by a very wide margin in the July 16 election over newcomer to public elections, 25-yearold Brent Stevens received 63 votes. LaBelle’s Fallen Heroes Bene t honoring the memories of Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Strickland and Chief Warrant Of cer Robert Hammett Jr., two local men killed in action in 2008, was planned for July 20. The event begins at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 10100, next to the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, south of Cowboy Way. The Talkin’ Monkeys Project had become a Service Learning Center for colleges and universities throughout the world. It is registered with FGCU and Edison College locally, but the educational primate sanctuary was recognized internationally as a learning center.July 25, 2013Flavio Lopez was getting ready to tackle the Ivy League at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Just 18, Flavio graduated with the LaBelle High School Class of 2013. At the July 16 Rec Board meeting, Recreation Director Ramiro Rodriguez surprised three of those LaBelle powerhouses of community sports with special recognition: Darrell Harris, Dave Lyons and Don Davis.August 1, 2013County commissioners kept the preliminary TRIM gure (the working gure counties use to set the nal millage rate every year) to 7.7029. The Bonita Bay Group sponsored its 40th Habitat for Humanity home. It’s one of two homes sponsored by the company this year in Hendry County.August 8, 2013The board was working with the DAV on funding issues for transporting veterans to VA appointments. Senator Dwight Bullard District 39 made a brief appearance at the board meeting to update them on the past Legislative session and, as a new senator, familiarize himsel f with all areas of his large district. A LeHigh Acres woman was killed on US 27 Monday morning, August 5, near the entrance to Flaghole.August 15, 2013The LaBelle Fire Department responded to a boat re at the Port LaBelle Marina. in Glades County, Ortona FD also responded.The boat was fully involved upon the re ghters’ arrival.August 22, 2013Johnny Hammett, father of Chief Warrant Of cer Robert Charles Hammett, who died in a Baghdad bombing June 24, 2008, along with Brianna and Beth Church, the sister and mother of Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Strickland, who died in Afghanaistan June 25, 2008, defusing a roadside bomb, sat quietly as a new memorial for LaBelle’s Fallen Heroes was dedicated August 3. Zachary Reyna reached the mile stone 13th day as he valiantly fought against PAM, a deadly brain-eating amoeba. His parents kept the anxious and praying community informed about his condition on Facebook.August 29, 2013An outpouring of love from the LaBelle community and beyond helped raise over $33,000 at the August 24 bene t for young Zac Reyna, who bravely battled a brain-eating amoeba since August 3. Sadly, he lost the struggle after a tremendous ght. Habitat for Humanity welcomed the Solis family into their new home on August 9. The modest three-bedroom home would make a big difference in the lives of the family, who had been living in a two-bedroom, single-wide trailer. Up Close from a Distance, a play by Chuc k Wood, was the Firehouse Community Theatre’s choice in its rst ever play writing contest. It was hoped the Clarence “Bud” Jones Play writing Competition will be an annual contest, open to members in good standing of the Arts of the Inland artistic group. The contest was named in honor of the late Clarence “Bud” Jones who taught English at Clewiston High School for 20 years. 2013Continued From Page 1 See 2013 — Page 3

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September 5, 2013The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners had a visit from Florida Rep. Matt Hudson at their August 27 meeting. Rep. Hudson served with Sen. Dwight Bullard as the Hendry County Legislative team. The two collaborated on a local bill for Central County Water District and secured new laptop computers for local libraries, including Barron Library in LaBelle, Clewiston and Harlem Libraries and allow residents to access government services online. The board presented Rep. Hudson with the Association of Small Counties Leadership Award. After the grueling weeks of pain and prayer, Zac Reyna’s family, friends and community relied on each other one more time as they gathered to tell him goodbye. Saturday services began in the LaBelle Middle School gym, normally the scene of so much laughter and cheering. On August 31, it provided protection from the searing heat as Zac’s family and friends gathered to celebrate his life, cut short after his brave battle against the brain-eating amoeba that eventually took him away.September 12Two of Hendry County’s Ag Agents were honored for their accomplishments at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Professionals of Florida Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference. Dr Mongi Zekri, multi-county Citrus Extension Agent IV received one of two Dallas Townsend Extension Professional Enhancement Awards IFAS. Hendry County Extension Director and multi-county Vegetable Extension Agent Gene McAvoy was honored to receive one of two Wells Fargo Extension Professional and Enhancement Awards that UF/IFAS were awarded this year. The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle had a special guest at their meeting. State Representative Matt Hudson is one of 120 State Representatives. He represents House District 80 which includes Hendry County and parts of Collier County (East of I-75). He is on several committees including Healthcare Appropriations and Health and Human Services. September 19, 2013Residents had their say once again at the LaBelle City Commission meeting September 12, underlining their aversion to using tax dollars on a proposed city owned golf course. Hearing vehement arguments against the plan, the county commission gave up the idea of assessing LaBelle businesses to help fund the project, but left open the possibility of nding private means to accomplish the goal. The proposed golf course would be situated on one section of the Sports Complex north of the ball elds currently being constructed on Forrey Road. September 26, 2013Local agriculture representatives were raising some concerns about the decision by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to “repurpose” the IFAS Research Center in Immokalee as a demonstration center. October 3, 2013City of LaBelle residents would pay 3.1046 mills for city taxes for scal year 2013-14. The nal millage rate was set by the city commission at a special meeting on September 24. St. Matthew’s House was looking at purchasing the old Hendry Corrections Institution site outside of Immokalee to relocate its Justin’s Place, a residence for its men’s substance rehabilitation operation.October 17, 2013After ve years, Hendry-Glades would soon have that safe harbor again for victims of domestic violence. Recently, United Way held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new women’s shelter. Timothy Eugene Alexander, Jr., was arrested by Lee County Sheriff’s Of ce on a warrant from Hendry County on charges of Sexual Battery. On the same day, Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce arrested a second subject, 18-year-old Joshua Dale Bryan of Glades County on the same charge. Alexander was a former LaBelle re ghter.October 24, 2013Hendry County’s own Dallas Townsend was one of four honorees recently named to the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. These individuals had made outstanding contributions to Florida’s agriculture industry and mentored future leaders in this eld.October 31, 2013Thirty-one-year-old Timothy Alexander Jr.’s problems with the law continued. Hendry County Investigators assisted the State Fire Marshal’s Of ce in arresting him on Arson charges, stemming from a vehicle re in March 2013. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Michael Swindle of Clewiston to ll the county commission seat vacated by Al Perry, who resigned to avoid any con ict of interest due to his position as Clewiston City Manager. Kim Hamilton was a new member of the Talkin’ Monkeys Project Board of Directors. She is Senior Assistant to State Representative Matt Hudson, and a long time friend and volunteer at the educational primate sanctuary. November 7, 2013The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce said adieu to longtime directors Randy Daniels, Nancy Hendrickson and former Executive Secretary Sara Townsend. Yet another Hendry County teenager was lost in a tragic traf c crash. Early Sunday morning, November 3, 19-year-old James Adam Bar eld died when his vehicle struck a pine tree.November 14, 2013Dante Karr and Martha Ramirez were chosen LHS Homecoming King and Queen. At Veterans Day ceremonies, new American Legion Post 130 Commander Kindermann pleaded for an all encompassing welcome for all veterans. He noted the “changing face” of American’s veterans, to include all ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds. He also touched on modern intricate world relations saying that today, those countries American engages with are less likely to be deemed “enemies” as partners against the extremists in their countries.November 21, 2013Every birthday is special, but Ms. Evelyn Foss celebrated her 106th with friends and family at Oakbrook Nursing Home. Hendry County’s state legislators, District 80 Representative Matt Hudson and District 39 Senator Dwight Bullard, were in LaBelle for the annual Legislative Delegation meeting Monday to hear rst-hand where local residents feel they should put their efforts in the upcoming Legislative Session.November 28, 2013The agriculture community pushed back against the University of Florida’s plan to scale back the IFAS Center to a demonstration facility only. They managed to get the university to delay any action for now.December 5, 2013The Board of County Commissioner’s (BOCC) Nov. 19 meeting marked newly appointed Commissioner Mike Swindle’s rst meeting on the board. Swindle was active during the meeting, seconding several of the motions, and said afterward that he felt “very comfortable” and “prepared,” thanks to the help of the other commissioners.December 12, 2013O r Drori, world renowned ghter for animal rights, visited The Talkin’ Monkeys Project in Pioneer Plantation, taking time from his trip from Camaroon, Africa, to Washington, D.C., and New York City where he receive high international awards for his work against poaching, killing and kidnapping endangered animals. December 19, 2013There were lots of reasons for excitement at the Economic Development Council Education Improvement Task Force’s annual Captain Hendry dinner December 9. It’s the time of year for exciting things to happen, after all, but the evening exceeded all anticipation, garnering much needed funds to support local education. At its December meeting the commission heard from Sheriff 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. On 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 ver y special night over 2,000 years ago. Members built replicas of shops from the time period and manned them, showing visitors the wa y life looked at the time of Christ.December 26, 2013County employees making at or belo w $40,000 per year received bonuses. it was a welcome addition to many after several years of belt tightening. 3 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 2013Continued From Page 2

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4 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014Serving 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. A rare public opening of LaBelle Lodge #379 will be held January 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. for the installation of of cers for the coming year. Twelve men from the Greater LaBelle area have been selected by the Lodge's membership to serve in presiding positions. They are: Nicholas Fidanza, WM; Greg Gunter, SW; Leonard Richardson, Jr. JW; Thomas Boardman, SD; Tony Weems, JD; William Nordstrom, Treasurer and Organist; Jerry Hubbart, Secretary; Phillip Keyes, Chaplain; John Schlitter, Marshall; Adrian Sanchez, SS; Jim Cianfrani, JS; and Bob Eltzroth, Tyler. While many of Freemasonry's rituals are closed to public scrutiny, others are open including the annual installation of of cers. Freemasonry is the world's longest existing fraternity and functions in most countries in the world. The LaBelle Lodge has been serving this community since 1978. Freemasonry is not a religion but a moral institution, established by virtuous men with the praiseworthy design of recalling to our remembrance the most sublime Truths. The fraternity teaches brotherly love, charity, and patriotism. A reception will follow the installation. LaBelle Lodge #379 is located a block north of Cowboy Way and Main Street on Jaycee-Lions Drive. LaBelle Masons Open For Public Installation Pizza at the LegionVFW Post 10100 will be serving Homemade Pizza on Friday, January 3, 2014 starting at 11:00 a.m. There will be Karaoke by Chris and Bettyann at VFW Post 10100 on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. Remember Charcoal Broiled Hamburgers every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Bingo every Sunday at 2 p.m. Please don't forget that the 2014 dues are now due.Patrick Smith’s FloridaLaBelle Heritage Museum presents a showing of Patrick Smith's Florida: A Sense of Place at its 7 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 meeting, held at LaBelle City Hall, 481 West Hickpochee Avenue. Museum members and guests can enjoy a trip through the Florida of the 1930's and gain a rare glimpse into the mind of the author of A Land Remembered who preserved a Florida that once was, but which never again will be. Admission is free, and attendees are asked to enter the rear door of City Hall directly into the Commission Chambers. Copies of this 56 minute video will be available for sale for $22 at the end of the meeting. Members and prospective members may also pay dues and receive 2014 membership cards. See www.labellemuseum.org for a copy of the membership application/dues renewal form.Historical Hendry!Butch Wilson, Curator of the Clewiston Museum, will be sharing information about Historical Hendry at Riverside Retreat, Tuesday, January 14, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Come and experience the ancient history fossils and so much more of our area, then step forward in time to the rich input by humans. Butch always presents a fun, fascinating program. This is a free event. Pack your own lunch. For more information and to register, contact the camp of ce at 863-675-0334. Genealogy lecture plannedSeats for the DNA Genealogy lecture, January 21, 2014 with Kathleen Callanan are limited. Reserve yours now by mailing $15 check to GFWC LaBelle Community Woman's Club, c/o Tina Noel, 480 Grant St. LaBelle, FL 33935-4811. The lecture with include handouts of this dynamic eld that is continually changing. Starting at 6:30 p.m. this lecture will be one of a kind. Any questions, please call 863-673-1144 or email tinasews@gmail.com.Quit smoking nowWhat is Quit Smoking Now'? Quit Smoking Now is a statewide tobacco cessation program, sponsored by the Florid a AHEC 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 Therap y (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.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.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.Bingo is back!Bingo is back at Our Lady Queen o f Heaven at 7 p.m.. Early bird 6:45. Time to get in the swing again! Community Briefs The LaBelle Heritage Museum continues its special speakers series through a partnership grant with the Clewiston Museum and the Florida Humanities Council, bringing nationally acclaimed scholar and actress Betty J ean Steinshouer to LaBelle City Hall, 481 W est Hickpochee Avenue (State Road 80) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The event is free and open to the public. Steinshouer has toured the Chautauqua circuit since 1988, bringing one-woman shows on authors from Willa Cather to Laura Ingalls Wilder to Harriet Beecher Stowe to audiences in 43 states so far. What she does has been called "tour-de-force theatre" as well as "grassroots scholarship." Spending decades researching each of her characters, Steinshouer seeks to present them as a tapestry to each audience. "America at War" is "memory woven together w ith history," as she portrays three women authors who experienced World War I and W orld War II. Act One will be presented in the persona of Willa Cather, who is one of America's most beloved authors for her classic novels, O Pioneers! and My Antonia. Yet it was an obscure novel about her cousin's heroism on the battle elds of France in 1918 that brought Cather the Pulitzer Prize in 1922. One of Ours tells the story of "the war to end all wars," from a woman's perspective, and Cather re ects on the continued ruination of Europe by the march of the Third Reich. Act Two is told from a Florida view, in Steinshouer's depiction of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling and Cross Creek. Rawlings served as an enemy plane spotter and saw her husband go off to drive an ambulance on the Burma Road. She corresponded with many soldiers and with Eleanor Roosevelt herself, by the end of the war. Act Three will transport the audience to occupied France, where we will meet Gertrude Stein, the world's most famous refugee, whom the Nazis both feared and hated, because of who she was and her worldwide reputation. She and Alice B. Toklas narrowly escaped being arrested and taken to concentration camps, hiding near the Swiss border for more than four years while the Germans prepared to raid their art collection back in Paris. After spending approximately 20 minutes with each author, Steinshouer will open a discussion of how World Wars l and ll differ from today's war on terrorism, and how they are the same. She will answer questions on her research and how she came to develop "America At War" at the request of the Florida Center for the Book. ‘America At War’ comes to LaBelle

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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 5 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 Dr. James A. Culligan, 78LABELLE — Dr. James A. Culligan passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2013. He was born Oct. 24, 1935 in Schenectady, N.Y. to Robert and Hazel Culligan. He grew up in Miami and graduated from Miami Jackson High School in 1953. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida and became an agricultural teacher in LaBelle for 10 years. The primary love of his life was his family, which includes his wife of 58 years, Terry and his children, Greg, David (Lorraine), Dennis (Neysa), Kathy (Lee) and Karen, along with his eleven grandchildren Christopher (Stephanie), Tyler (Tayler), Kristen, Matt, Jessie, Lindsey, Kori, Michael, Turner, Wesley and Katelin; three great-grandchildren; brother Bill Culligan (Carol); brother-in-law Frank Sutera (Joyce) and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Bob Culligan. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made to the FL Chapter of FFA at affa.org. A “Celebration of Life” will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Hodges Funeral Home 14046 5th Street in Dade City, FL. Obituaries Overcome addictionOvercomer 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.Revelation KingdomThe Great Adventure Bible Study “Revelation Kingdom Yet to come” is about to begin. The study will be at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 355 South Bridge Steet. January Bible Study Schedule Location Parish Of ce/ School Building JR High Class Room. Each Session will go approximately two hours Session 1: Jan 9th 2013 Introduction to Revelation: The Kingdom yet to come 7 p.m. Session 2: Jan 16th 2013 Revelation Chapter 1 Introduction and Inaugural Vision 7 p.m. Session 3: Jan 23rd 2013 Revelation Chapter 2-3 Letters to the Seven Churches 7 p.m. Session 4: Jan 30th 2013 Revelation Chapter 4-5 Creation and Redemption 7 p.m.New Web siteHealing Waters Family Life Center invites you to visit their new website at hw c.org. Church Briefs Submitted photo/ Sandra TaylorLES Student Wins Second Place in Poster ContestKiana Rodriguez, a fth grade student at LaBelle Elementary School, won second place in the "2014 Picture This As A Career Calendar" contest. This contest is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc., and fth grade students across the district were invited to enter. Students were required to creatively express their career aspirations in written and poster form to be eligible to win. Kiana's poster is included in the 2014 Calendar, which her Art teacher, Mrs. Strickland is holding in the picture. Kiana received a certi cate and gift card for earning second place in the contest.

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B L I N D N E S S G L A U C O M A P R E V E N T A B L E FROM IS January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get your eyes examined. SpudsHOME OF THE 1 POUND POTATO Monday Friday 11am to 6pm Saturday 11am to 2pm (863) 612-0364 31 Ft Thompson Ave.• LaBelle, FL 6 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantCaring for our four-legged friendsThe Caloosa Humane Society provides a temporary home to some of mankind’s most loyal friends, unwanted dogs and cats. The shelter currently has some 50 animals in its care 30 dogs and 20 cats. On November 28 the Caloosa Belle put on a fundraiser with sponsorships for various shelter animals. Independent Newspapers Florida President Tom Byrd, left, recently delivered a check for $210 to the shelter from the sponsorship drive. Tricia Boone of the shelter, along with 12-13 week old Amy, a cur mix currently making her home there, gratefully accepted the check. Amy is looking for a permanent home. She is partially blind with a sweet disposition and will be about 50 pounds when she is full grown. Submitted photo/ Theresa Baker3-5 grade Julissa Casiano, Acela Ramirez, John Mesa, Destiny Vega, Aaron Acevedo, Serena Louissant, Matthew Brummett, Sandra Martinez and Jose Jiminez, Not pictured are: Kadyn Pool, Flora Casiano and Tyler Nisbet. Submitted photo/ Theresa BakerK-2 grade rst row from left: Pedro Zamudio, Daniel Rasgado, Kenny Brooks, Wyatt Hall, Michelle Castellanos, Kevin Wilson, Noah Alvarado and Alondra DeLeon. Second row from left: Francisco Paz, Darlen DeSantiago, Kayla KuhlAdorno, Eduardo Rodriguez and Abraham Estrada. UES Students of the Month for November and December V FW newsRemember to try Charcoal Broiled Burgers every Saturday from 11:00 to 1:30. VFW Post 10100 holds a Turkey Shoot on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at 1:00 and Bingo every Sunday at 2:00.New museum Web siteThe new LaBelle Heritage Museum Web site http://www.labellemuseum.org/ is up and running thanks Pat Johnson. Bookmark http://www.labellemuseum.org/ as a favorite site and archive the old web site Community Brief

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By Matthew Kindermann Special to the Caloosa BelleThe cooking began on Sunday, December 22nd, when 4 turkeys and 6 turkey breasts were thawed, sliced, and arranged into individual servings. The next day, the Ladies Auxiliary descended into the kitchen, each armed with their own mixing bowl and beater from home, in order to mix and bake forty-four sheet cakes. Then, on Christmas Eve, the stuf ng and mashed potato mix was prepared in baking containers, and stored in the many refrigerators to await the big day. Christmas Day started at 3:00 AM for some volunteers as the cooks arrived to make the coffee and turn the ovens on. A dozen pots of coffee, and a few hours later, the sun was up, the turkey and stuf ng had baked together into a single mass of tender, juicy, goodness, and all forty-four cakes were topped with icing, cut into twenty-four single servings each, and all packed into individual boxes. At last, the packing volunteers began to arrive, all 111 of them. These folks, from all areas of the county, not just LaBelle, but also Felda, Palmdale, Alva, Fort Denaud, Clewiston, Ortona, and Moore Haven, gave up a good portion of their Christmas Morning to come together and help box over 600 meals for local area veterans, shut-in's and other mobility limited residents who otherwise would not get a hot holiday meal. Of course, the event could not have happened without the help of the donors! Each meal that went out was accompanied by a small Christmas card that thanked each individual and business donor that helped make everything possible. With all the other charities vying for support during this season, it is very special to have so much support for a small, local event that makes such a big difference in the lives of those who most cherish it; and more so since this event requires that support so early in the season when the food orders have to be made and paid for before the deliveries can be arranged and accounted for. When everything was ready to be boxed, the American Legion Commander said grace, thanking all the volunteers for their time, taking special notice of the heavenl y sacri ce that was made to make this season possible, and remarking how grateful of a community we have that so many can come together for a special day to help others. With that, the assembly line started with each volunteer carrying a to-go box past the hot turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, and steamy gravy, where the meals were quickl y put together and arranged in large boxes b y travel destination. Then, the drivers too k these boxes of meals, added the requisite number of cakes and salads, and off the y went to make their deliveries to those glad to receive them. It took about two hours to package what took four days to prepare. 7 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 A merican Legion delivers over 600 Christmas dinners Submitted photo/ Matt KindermannVolunteers are p uttin g the nishin g touches on 44 cakes. Submitted photo/ Cindy Pearce V olunteers served the crowds who came to the Legion on Christmas Day.

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We Buy Junk Cars Top Prices Paid No Title Needed220 S. Industrial Loop € LaBelle 863-674-0171 HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 8 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 The season began with two nice wins at Immokalee and at East Lee County. After a loss to Community School of Naples the Cowboys rattled off ve straight wins before losing again to Bishop Verot. Since the Verot loss the Cowboys have won four straight including three in a recent Holiday Tournament at Canterbury. The three wins were by an average margin of 20 points against Donahue, Evangelical Christian and Gateway. While the Cowboys are very young with ve sophomores (Jordan Lopez, T.Y. Reed, Marcellous Mitchell, Omar Bahamundi and Grant Gillman) and one freshman (Michael Lopez) they also have very strong leadership from the captains, senior Mark Sloan and junior Danny Keller. Elias Ingebrigtsen, a senior from Norway has also provided a air of international basketball to this LaBelle team. The other seniors are Alfredo Mar, Manny Taylor and E.G. Gonzalez who all three have contributed at different times for the Cowboys. Junior Jose Ramos rounds out the Varsity team and is also the tallest player at 6'5". The Cowboys are a balanced team with ve guys averaging between 6 and 12 points per game. The Cowboys are averaging 64 points per game and play very hard defensively to make up for a lack of size. The Cowboy starters are Mark Sloan at 6'3", Danny Keller at 6'2", Grant Gillman at 6'0", Jordan Lopez at 5'11" and Alfredo Mar 5'9". The Cowboys have had four different players lead the team in scoring with E. Ingebrigtsen once, A. Mar once, J. Lopez once, D. Keller 4 times and G. Gillman 4 times. Come out and support these young men as they are off to one of the best starts for LaBelle basketball in the past ten years. They are fun to watch and it looks like Coach Kelley and Assistant Coach Zach Ward are enjoying the boys and have them playing with passion. The next games are January 3 at home against Estero at 1 p.m., January 6 home against Dunbar at 6 p.m., January 9 at Lake Placid at 6 p.m. and January 10 at Clewiston at 6 p.m. Cowboys Basketball Team off to great start at 11-2 LMS November and December Students of the Month Submitted photo/ Jodi HigginbothamNOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FROM THE LEFT: 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). Submitted photo/ Jodi HigginbothamDECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FROM THE RIGHT: Back Row from left: Blayne Boyett (6th); Ramon Fibueroa (7th); Freddy Mendez (8th) Front Row from left: Jazmine Santillana (6th); Madelyon Lofton (7th); Melanie Garza (8th). Senior Choices, Inc. the Southwest Florida Area Agency on Aging has announced the selection of Marianne Lorini as the new President and CEO. "Marianne will be an asset to Senior Choices and we are con dent she will move the agency forward in ful lling its mission," said Ron Luchino, President of Senior Choices Board of Directors. "Her knowledge and understanding of the issues important to senior citizens as well as the disabled community will ensure our continued success well into the future." Hailing from Ohio with more than 30 y ears of non-pro t experience, Marianne previously served as President and CEO of a regional non-pro t hospital association. She has her Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University and is a former board member of the Area Agency on Aging 10B and the Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties, both in Ohio. Marianne not only brings skills and expertise to the position, but also possesses a strong passion and commitment for building collaborative relationships with others throughout the community. She now resides in Fort Myers with her husband Thomas and is excited to connect with each of you as she settles into the position. Lorini named Senior Choices new President/CEO

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RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time United States Sugar Corp. Clewiston Florida is accepting applications for State Certi ed Water operators All applicants must hold a minimum of a Class C WTP license as issued by the State of Florida. Current Pay scale: C $ 19.70 B $ 22.88 A $ 24.15 Email your resume to Jdooley@ussugar .com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f yourarea,usecaution. 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 SalesARTS & CRAFTS SHOW Sat., Jan. 4, 2013 9am to 12pm Riverbend Motorcoach Resort Craft/Flea Market Thursday, Jan 9 8:30am -12:30pm Grandma’s Grove 2250 SR 80W Lunch by Chef Ray 11am to 12:30 For tables call Theo 1-517-914-1875 cell Multi Family Moving Yard Sales Saturday, Jan 11 8 am 2 pm Generators Tools Household items Boat Equipment Yard tools Art supplies and MUCH MORE Ortona / Turkey Creek Subdivision Dolphin Lane off 78 near Ortona Locks Look for signs Employment Full Time Railroad Locomotive MechanicsRepair of locomotive mechanical, electrical, and associated equipment to FRA standards Have knowledge of and ability to repair rail cars and their associated equipment. Be prepared to help when called out for derailments and train breakdowns. Carry out inspections on Locomotives, railcars and equipment to FRA standards Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full Time Machinist Full Time Perm $22.88 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS-Now Hiring Class A Drivers to Haul Citrus for Upcoming SeasonOakley Groves is a family owned and operated liquid food grade carrier. As the largest Citrus Hauler in FL, we committed to our ongoing Safety Program and the ef ciency of our equipment.• Home daily• Competitive wages• CDL-A req. w/ 1 yr. exp.• Must be able to work exible hrs. 7 days a week• Citrus hauling a plus!• Company bene ts to include major medical Working in concert with our drivers is key to customer satisfaction at Oakley Groves. Apply directly M-F 8am 4pm at 1276 Commerce Dr. LaBelle, FL Or Call 863-638-1435 x3350 Home SalesLaBelle 2/2 unfurnished condo, tiled oor, berber carpet, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances included. Located in Villas at River Run. $67,500.00 (863)517-0162 Employment Full Time Pets/SuppliesOlder dogs for adoption to seniors. Small retired show dogs. Good companions 863-675-1571 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time ApartmentsFURNISHED 1BR apt in LaBelle, near center of town. $600/mo. Refs. & sec. dep. req. Call 863-234-1153. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 House for rent. 1349 Shawnee Ave., $600 month. Call 305-812-2008. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 9 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014

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AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 22 de Enero de 2014 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 459253 CN 1/2,9,16/2014 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 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 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 7th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 2002 Ford, VIN# 1FAFP38382W267771 1993 Toyt, VIN# 4T1SK12E5PU276223 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 458979 CN 1/2/2014 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday January 10, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida • Property of: Dorothy Walker: Bike, Bed Spread, TV cart, Miscellaneous boxes. 459250 SUN 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 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 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 REQUEST 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 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 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 Houses RentLABELLE 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. 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. Asking $6500 or best offer. (863)517-0664 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public NoticeNOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Employee health insurance bene ts. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 459252 CN 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 Public Notice 10 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 Public Notice ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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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.Moving for Better Balance Senior Choices of Southwest Florida will offer Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance at Hope Connections, (LJ Nobles Community Center) 475 East Cowboy Way, starting January. The 12-week course consists of one hour classes held twice weekly and will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Participants must plan on attending both weekly sessions. The course helps older adults improve their balance and reduce the risk of falling. Participants 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. SCF meetingThe 2014 Swamp Cabbage Festival committee meets the rst Monday of ever y month in City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Be thinking about a Grand Marshal and Pioneer Family! If you haven't already, please submit your letter authorizing you as a delegate for your business or organization so you can vote.American Legion sh fryFriday Fish Fry is every Friday 57 p.m. Sunday breakfast will be the rst and third Sunday of the month starting in October as well. Open to the public. 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 OF MEETINGS FOR 2014 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Central County Water Control District Board Meetings will be held at the District Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, 33440 on the following dates and times: Meeting Date Time Workshop 01/20/2014 2:00 P.M. Workshop 01/22/2014 2:00 P. M. Board Meeting 01/22/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 02/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 03/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 04/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 05/28/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 06/25/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 07/23/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 08/27/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 09/24/2014 7:00 P. M. Annual Landowner Will be advertised Board Meeting Will be advertised Following LO Board Meeting 11/26/2014 7:00 P. M. Board Meeting 12/17/2014 7:00 P. M. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special Accommodation to participate in these proceeding should contact the District at (863) 983-5797 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of the proceeding. Dated this 2nd day of January 2014. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 459276 CN 1/2,9,16,23/2014 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL Peop l e are searc h ing f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information 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 11 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 Public Notice Public Notice Community Briefs

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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 EstateYELLOW RICE CORN CASSEROLEINGREDIENTS € 1 small pkg. yellow rice € 1(8 oz) carton sour cream € 1 can cream of chicken soup € 1 can water chestnuts, drained (roughly chopped so you dont have such big pieces) € 1 can Mexicorn or whole kernel corn € 1 stick margarine € cup chopped onions €1 cup grated cheese (for topping) DIRECTIONS € Preheat oven to 350 € Cook rice according to directions € Transfer cooked rice to large mixing bowl € Combine and all remaining ingredients with rice and mix well € Transfer mixture to 13Ž x 9Ž x 2Ž baking pan € Sprinkle cheese on top € Bake for 30 minutes 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 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $55,000 1/2 Ac. Commercial Lot on Davis St. $65,000 Commercial Corner across from new soccer “ elds. New stucco, electrical & insulation. Partial remodel needs you to “ nish. $89,900 Location, location, location! Commercial of“ ce bldg in the heart of LaBelle. Over 2,200 sq. ft. with idea set up for executive of“ ces. Opportuntiy is knocking! $102,250 4+/Ac. Zoned PUD, could be commercial or multi family, next to store in Port LaBelle. $169,000 SR 80 Corner Ac, B-1 w/billboard income. $189,900 Vacant 2 ac. on SR 80, west of town $199,000 Commercial/Industrial Bldg on S. Bridge St. Over 4,000 sq. ft. Can be divided. $295,000 Retail/Of“ ce building, great location. Approx. 3,220 sq. ft on 1.14 acres. Across from County Courthouse. $641,203 Railroad access in Moore Haven. 29+/ac. close to Hwy 27 & river. Water & sewer nearby. WATERFRONT $139,000 Over 1 ac. on the river, Ft. Denaud Rd. $295,000 Two story 2/3.5 home on historic Ft. Denaud Rd. with 200 of river frontage. $399,000 Highest elevation along the river w/600 porch. 3/2 home includes RV garage & 2 car attached garage & a “ nished basement for future apartment. $550,000 Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 ft on the River. Great investment, future land use 3 units per ac. $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. $999,900 Commercial waterfront motel loccated on Intracoastal waterway. 5.2 ac! LOTS & LAND $6,400 Moore Haven Yacht Club $27,000 -Corner lot wtih plenty of room to build. 3.7+/acres. $59,900 -Sky Manor Estates 1.77 acres located on Ft. Denaud Rd. WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM CHECK OUT ALL OUR LISTINGS ONLINE Belle Realty Co. 863-675-7522 www.BelleRealty.comTerri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews MOBILE HOMES € Immaculae! 3/2 on 5+/acres outside of LaBelle. Spacious kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Open porch, fenced yard and much much more. $139,900. € 3/2 on 10+/acres in Muse. Spacious living room, family room, “ replace and much more. $129,900. € Natures Paradise! 3/2 on 5.10+/acres in Muse. Stocked pond, half wooded and priced to sell. $60,000. € 3/2 on 1.60+/acres located close to town of LaBelle. $39,900. € Immaculate 3/2 manufactured home on .25+/acres with over 1,726+/living area, spacious master suite, bedrooms and kitchen. $41,000. € 3/2 with 1,248+/sq. ft of living area. Split ” oor plan, screened porch, fenced yard. $32,500. Call about our vacant land! LOTS € 5+/acres located outside of LaBelle $39,000. € .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “ nancing. € 2.5+/acres in Ladeca. Cleared and ready to build. $15,000. € .17+/acre lot in Moore Haven $2,250. € Call about our Pt LaBelle lots! Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT LARGE CORNER INDUSTRIAL LOT. Good visibility and access for that perfect business location. $80,000 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Donna Kane Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Sherri Denning, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager. RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home in great location. $1,500/month 12 Caloosa Belle January 2, 2014 Submitted photoArena fooball actionLaBelle’s own Rey Hernandez will begin playing his second year with the champion Tarpons Florida Indoor Football team. This past June he helped the team with the championship against Corpus Christi. The former LaBelle High School Cowboy graduated in 2008 where he played for Coach Ron Dunbar. He has also been a volunteer coach with the Cowboys soccer and girls basketball as well as football since graduating. “I appreciate the opportunity to show what I’ve got,” Rey said. Submitted photo/ Teresa BakerUES October Students of the MonthRow # 1: Jocelyn Hernandez, Elva Hernandez, Yadira Martinez, Tommy Wilson, Alexandra Tack, Alisa Loreto, Fabian Serrano; Row #2: Nicholas Ware, Jordan Waddell, Emily Cruz, Natalie Martini, Hailee Kay, Loring St. John, Kendra Cody; Row #3: Johnathan Villa, Alejandro Morales, Natalie Rivera, Michael Stuhlman, Miguel Sebastian, Angelina Justice, Logan Rojas, Alex Davis; Row #4: Lucia Martinez, Ivan Martinez, Kenna Pack, Margarito Antunez-Luna.