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DRIVE A NEW 2014 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $238 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3728 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes “rst month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction.*Stock #14T77. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1750 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/14. Thursday, January 9, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 91 No. 2 A ttention DAV van ridersEffective January 15, 2014, the DAV van service will have to be curtailed. The service will only run on speci c days and only to West Palm VA Center, Cape Coral Clinic and Bay Pines. If you need a ride y ou must be sure that your appointment is on the appropriate day. To change an appointment call one of the numbers below: West Palm. 561-422-6838 or 1-866-383-9036; Cape Coral 239-652-1800 or 888-513-0045; Van Schedule: West Palm: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Cape Coral: Monday and Friday Bay Pines: Wednesday only The LaBelle Disabled Americans Veterans Chapter 144 normally meets on the rst Thursday of every month. FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 2, 2014)---Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services will be available in this area beginning on January 27, 2014. VITA is a free tax ling service available to individuals and families making $57,000 or less. A partnership among United Way 211, the IRS and United Way makes the free service available at United Way Neighborhood Houses and other locations in Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, and Collier Counties. Volunteers at United Way Houses and other locations have prepared thousands of tax returns for area residents in the last ve years. Volunteer tax preparers come from many walks of life and include college students, retired accountants, and others who all receive training and certi cation from the IRS. Their service to the community helps people of low to middle income le their taxes free and with the speedy e- le returns. "We are beginning our sixth year of VITA service, said Amy Singer, United Way Community Programs Manager. Taxes are e- led and refunds arrive quickly. Participants frequently receive refunds over $2,000 which may prevent the foreclosure of someone's home, or purchase groceries for a family in need for several months. People using VITA don't have to pay high fees to get their taxes prepared, making sure more of their hard earned money comes back to their own pockets." VITA Volunteer Mary Meador said of her experience preparing returns, "Providing this service has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me--the smiles, the tears of joy, to hear their stories and get to know them individually--they are not a number or a paychec k to me, they are a person or a family that has a life, a need, and a heart--we look forward to seeing each other every year." Appointments are required, and people in Lee and Hendry Counties should dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment through United Wa y 211. United Way 211 can also be reached in Lee County by calling (239) 433-3900, and in Hendry County by calling (800) 887-9234. Appointments can be made for people livVolunteer income tax assistance beginning Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, with a parade, followed by guest speakers and food. The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Cowboy W ay and MLK Blvd. Everyone is w elcome. Celebrate MLK Day The Firehouse Community Theatre proudly presents Real Women Have Curves written by Jose na Lopez and directed by Joel Hawkins. This production of Real Women Have Curves is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, IL. Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this is the outrageously funny story of ve full gured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. A microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, Real Women Have Curves is a play that celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women and the incredible bond that happens when women work together. This amazing show stars Aida Barnhart, Letty Balderas, Bridget Facundo, Myra Johnson and Bianca Ross. Showtimes are Friday, January 10, and Saturday, January 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday January 12, at 2 p.m., as well as the following weekend, Friday January 17, and Saturday, January 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets for all of our productions can be purchased on our website www. rehousecommnitytheatre.com and are $12.00 in advance, or use the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066. Tickets sold the night of the performance are $14.00, however, we cannot guarantee a seat if we are sold out! The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle; three blocks north from the intersection of SR80 and SR29 and just 28 minutes from exit 141 on I-75. For more information on the Firehouse Community Theatre, please visit their website: www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the Ticket Hotline at (863) 675-3066. Mailing address: Firehouse Community Theatre, P.O. Box 958, LaBelle, FL 33975. Experience Latina culture at FirehouseSee Tax — Page 2 Submitted photos/ Meaghan JohnsonPictured from left: Aida Barnhart, Bianca Ross, Myra Johnson and Bridget Facundo rehearse.

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2 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014ing in Charlotte County (Port Charlotte) by dialing (941) 255-3884. Appointments for people living in Collier County (Immokalee) can be made by calling (239) 657-6242. Currently there are 12 VITA locations in Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, and Collier Counties to make it easy for residents to nd a nearby location. More locations may be added in the near future. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is coordinating the VITA program in this region. United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee raises funds for human serv ice organizations in our community, and promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, focusing on issues and solutions to improve lives. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has been "the way the community cares" since it was established in 1957. For more information please call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at (239) 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Take a trip back in time Saturday, January 11, courtesy of All Starr Karaoke and American Legion Post 130 as they put on a USO Tribute Show at the post. Enjoy Sandra Howard, Rose Mason and Mary Harn as "the Andrews Sisters," along with Lisa Velasquez as "Etta James," Al Tagliente as "Dean Martin." jitterbug dancers Ken and Helen Brigham, comedian Chu Chu Bloomster and a special appearance by David Morrow. Carl Sharp will be guest speaker and the closing song will be by "Zim" Bob Way. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Open karaoke follows the show. No entry charge. Members and guests only. Tribute to the USO TaxContinued From Page 1 Submitted photosLHS Students of the MonthStephen Bledsoe and Anna Vargas. Submitted photosLHS Athletes of the MonthVictoria Bass and Daniel Keller. (Fort Myers, Fla. Jan. 3, 2014) --Kohl's Kids Safety Program and Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida will be providing free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at LaBelle Fire Department, 290 South Main Street, LaBelle. Research shows that an estimated 30 percent of children still continue to ride unrestrained and 73 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly. More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. Education and information to improve these numbers is of critical need in our community. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traf c Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent. Car seats will be available at a reduced price if your car seat is part of a recall, out dated or not the appropriate car seat for the child. Bilingual tting technicians will be available. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 239-343-5224 for a time that's convenient for you. Free car seat safety inspections

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Saturday, Jan 11, 9 a.m. … 12 p.m. LaBelle Fire Department 290 South Main Street, LaBelleCall 239-343-5224 to schedule an appointment. Bilingual tting technicians will be available. Habrn tcnicos bilinges. For a schedule of all safety events and activities for children and families, visit our website at www.LeeMemorial.org/prevention/kohls.aspDid you know that nearly 73 percent of all car seats are installed incorrectly? More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly tted car seat and in the back seat. A correctly used car seat reduces child fatality risk by 71 percent.Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 239-343-5224 for more information and to book a time thats convenient for you.Protect Your Precious CargoCar Seat CheckupInspeccin de asientos de niosJoin Kohls Kids Safety Program and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida for a free car seat checkup. 3 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 LaBelleGamaliel Gutierriez, 27, was arrested J anuary 3 and charged with possession of cocaine. C. Green was arresting of cer. Julio Cesar Hernandez, 20, was arrested J anuary 6 and charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance unarmed and grand theft $300-$5,000. G. Rodriguez was arresting of cer. Jennifer Pugh, 27, was arrested January 5 and charged with grand theft $300-$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. Sgt. SD Reed w as arresting of cer.ClewistonMartin Antonio Cepeda, 45, was arrested J anuary 1 and charged with battery touch/ strike and domestic battery by strangulation. CPD Of cer B. McLeod was arresting of cer. Juan Jarquin, 79, was arrested January 1 and charged with burglary with assault or battery. J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Daniel Lee Long Jr., 39, was arrested J anuary 1 and charged with battery on an of cer, re ghter, EMT, etc., and resisting an of cer with violence. M. Yeomans was arresting of cer. Juan Miguel Bruno, 24, was arrested January 1 and charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill. CPD Sgt. Malley and Of cer Rojas were arresting of cers. Samuel Earl Howard, 26, was arrested January 1 and charged with cruelty to a child aggravated child abuse. Sgt. Qualls was arresting of cer. Alfred Marvin Williams, 39, was arrested December 31 and charged with drugs misbranded sell in iieu of schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance. D. Bolt was arresting of cer. Candido Madreek Washington, 32, was arrested December 31 and charged with a moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent. B. Weaver was arresting of cer. Barry Shea, 49, was arrested January 3 and charged with a moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license habitual offender and a nonmoving traf c violation attaching a registration, license plate not assigned. D. Bolt was arresting of cer. Lamar Luna Dixon, 23, was arrested January 3 and charged with possession of cocaine, larceny $300-$5,000, burglary of an occupied/unoccupied dwelling and drug paraphernalia. CPD Of cer B. McLeod was arresting of cer. A rrests Following up on information received through the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Deputy Sheriff Bonnie W eaver of the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce Sex Offender Unit, arrested 66-year-old Ronald E. Jedrykowski on charges of Sex Of cer Violation, Failure to Report Name or Residence Change and V iolation of County Ordinance. Deputy W eaver was contacted and did con rm that Jedrykowski had changed his address on his Florida Drivers License on November 17, 2013. Jedrykowski registered as a sexual offender residing at 324 Youngtown Road, in Lincolnville, ME. Deputy Weaver then con rmed that Jedrykowski was in fact residing at Grandma's Grove RV Park, Lot 138. After contacting W aldo County Sheriff's Of ce she was told that their of ce had not received notice of intent to change his residence to Florida from Jedrykowski; written notice is required w ithin 24 hours. Jedrykowski was requested to come to the Hendry County Sheriff's Of ce for further review of the required noti cations he is obligated to follow. Jedrykowski told D/S Weaver that he forgot to register in Florida after registering in Maine without noti cation that he was moving to Florida. According to FSS 943.0435, Jedrykowski is required to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because he has a lifetime obligation to register in the State of Maine. As a result of a conviction of Unlawful Sexual Contact he was designated a sexual offender and is subject to registration or, community or public noti cation, or both. Ronald E. Jedrykowski failed to comply with FSS 943.0435, which states a sexual offender, within 48 hours after establishing a residence, shall report in person to the local sheriff's of ce. Jedrykowski had already established residence in Hendry County for a period of 13 days. Additionally, Jedrykowski failed to comply with County Ordinance 2005-27, which states, it is unlawful for any person who is required by law to register, to establish a residence within 2,500 feet of any public school or bus stop. Jedrykowski was living less than 2,500 from a number of bus stops in that area. Jedrykowski is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on a $11,000.00 bond. Sex offender charged; failed to register address On New Year's Day, the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce responded to the north of Scott Driver Park across the Kissimmee River Bridge in reference to a body found that had been burned. Okeechobee County Fire initially responded to reports of a small re in that area. Upon their arrival they noticed a re in a thick patch of brush which was extinguished. They contacted Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce immediately upon the discovery. During their investigation it was determined that the incident location was inside the Glades County line. Both Glades and Okeechobee County Sheriff's Investigators determined that the body was that of a male subject who was later found to have been suffering from psychological issues, according to a family member. It is believed the death is a result of a suicide, however the exact cause will be determined by the Medical Examiner. The name of the victim is being withheld pending positive identi cation from the Medical Examiner's Of ce. A timeline of witness accounts and some personal documents found on and off the scene did provide information regarding who the person was but due to the condition of the body, medical records will have to be used to con rm. GCSO investigating New Year’s death Ronald E. Jedrykowski Florida Highway Patrol is investigating Hendry County's rst traf c fatality of 2014. The crash took place about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, on Blumberg Road outside of Clewiston. The driver of a 2001 Freightliner TR was not being identi ed at presstime pending noti cation of next of kin. The report states that the truck was northbound on Blumberg Road, hauling sugarcane from the eld on Concrete Barn Road toward Townsite 3 on CR 835. Seven miles south of CR 835 the truck exited the northbound lane onto the east shoulder, and struck a utilty pole as it entered the ditch. The truck jackknifed and oveturned into the ditch. Hendry County EMS pronounced the driver deceased at the scene. First fatality of 2014 in Clewiston

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4 Caloosa Belle January 9, 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. As a pastor who addresses an audience at least three times a week, I am always reading stories, commentaries, the Bible and other materials, and then ling things away in a topical system. Recently I received the following story from a dear friend about how spare change can make a big change in the lives of others. It is very inspirational and good food for thought as we launch into this new year, 2014. The pickle jar as far back as I can remember sat on the oor beside the dresser in my parents' bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar. As a small boy, I was always fascinated at the sounds the coins made as they were dropped into the jar. They landed with a merry jingle when the jar was almost empty. Then the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as the jar was lled. I used to squat on the oor in front of the jar to admire the copper and silver circles that glinted like a pirate's treasure when the sun poured through the bedroom window. When the jar was lled, Dad would sit at the kitchen table and roll the coins before taking them to the bank. Taking the coins to the bank was always a big production. Stacked neatly in a small cardboard box, the coins were placed between Dad and me on the seat of his old truck. Each and every time, as we drove to the bank, Dad would look at me hopefully. Those coins are going to keep you out of the textile mill, son. You're going to do better than me. This old mill town's not going to hold you back.' Also, each and every time, as he slid the box of rolled coins across the counter at the bank toward the cashier, he would grin proudly. These are for my son's college fund. He'll never work at the mill all his life like me.' We would always celebrate each deposit by stopping for an ice cream cone. I always got chocolate. Dad always got vanilla. When the clerk at the ice cream parlor handed Dad his change, he would show me the few coins nestled in his palm. When we get home, we'll start lling the jar again.' He always let me drop the rst coins into the empty jar. As they rattled around with a brief, happy jingle, we grinned at each other. You'll get to college on pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters,' he said. But you'll get there; I'll see to that. No matter how rough things got at home, Dad continued to doggedly drop his coins into the jar. Even the summer when Dad got laid off from the mill, and Mama had to serve dried beans several times a week, not a single dime was taken from the jar. To the contrary, as Dad looked across the table at me, pouring catsup over my beans to make them more palatable, he became more determined than ever to make a way out for me When you nish college, son,' he told me, his eyes glistening, You'll never have to eat beans again unless you want to.' The years passed, and I nished college and took a job in another town. Once, while visiting my parents, I used the phone in their bedroom, and noticed that the pickle jar was gone. It had served its purpose and had been removed. A lump rose in my throat as I stared at the spot beside the dresser where the jar had always stood. My dad was a man of few words: he never lectured me on the values of determination, perseverance and faith. The pickle jar had taught me all these virtues far more eloquently than the most owery of words could have done. When I married, I told my wife Susan about the signi cant part the lowly pickle jar had played in my life as a boy. In my mind, it de ned, more than anything else, how much my dad had loved me. The rst Christmas after our daughter Jessica was born, we spent the holiday with my parents. After dinner, Mom and Dad sat next to each other on the sofa, taking turns cuddling their rst grandchild. Jessica began to whimper softly, and Susan took her from Dad's arms. She probably needs to be changed,' she said, carrying the baby into my parents' bedroom to diaper her. When Susan came back into the living room, there was a strange mist in her eyes. She handed Jessica back to Dad before taking my hand and leading me into the room. Look,' she said softly, her eyes directing me to a spot on the oor beside the dresser. To my amazement, there, as if it had never been removed, stood the old pickle jar, the bottom already covered with coins. I walked over to the pickle jar, dug down into my pocket, and pulled out a stful of coins. With a gamut of emotions choking me, I dropped the coins into the jar. I looked up and saw that Dad, carrying Jessica, had slipped quietly into the room. Our eyes locked, and I knew he was feeling the same emotions I felt. Neither one of us could speak. This truly touched m y heart. Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings. Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life, for better or for worse. God puts us all in each other's lives to impact one another in some way. Look for good in others. Helen Keller, who, of course is well-known for being blind and deaf as an infant, wisely started these words: "The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched they must be felt with the heart." Throughout 2014 let's agree to the following: In happy moments, praise God. In dif cult moments, seek God. In quiet moments, worship God. In painful moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God. Happy new Year and God bless you in 2014!Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City hall on Highway 8 A little change can change lives in 2014 The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties urges pregnant women to receive the u vaccination due to the increased impact that in uenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida this year. "Getting the u vaccine is the best way to help prevent u," said Patricia Dobbins, Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades counties. "We want to make sure that everyone understands how important it is for pregnant women to receive the u vaccination to protect themselves and their babies." The Florida Department of Health 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. The vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, unborn child, and help protect babies in the rst months after birth. 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 information on pregnant women and in uenza, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/ u/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm It is important for you and your family members to get a u vaccine every year. 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. Check with your healthcare provider, the Florida Department of Health 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. Pregnant women should get u vaccine Les Morgan Thank goodness for good peopleThank you Dr. LeBlanc, Dave Lyons, and the other four good Samaritans who helped me Friday morning at the Belle Center. Thank goodness for the good people of LaBelle who came to my aid. Ron GrovesHoliday loveKingshouse Retirement Center wishes to thank the following people for their kindness and thoughtfulness this holiday season: Eastside Baptist Church sang carols; Shirle y Nugent brought gifts and Christmas cheer; The Music group consisting of Mary Collins' relatives and friends Steve White, Rose Mason, Wayne Dupree; Marie Welch (KRC staff) took many photographs; KRC staff for decorating Kingshouse. We appreciate the love and time spent to bring happiness to our residents. May God bless you! Stafford and Annette King Thank You

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The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, along with Barron Library continue the legacy of service, left by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as they host their rst V olunteer Fair. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness of local volunteer opportunities in Hendry and Glades County, recruit new v olunteers and promote a variety of service agencies. This fair will give individuals a chance to interact, face to face, with numerous organizations and nd volunteer opportunities that t their interests. It is a great time for individuals and groups to connect, and determine where they can best share their time and talents throughout the community. The rst ever Volunteer Fair will be Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Barron Library. Put it on your calendar now and watch for further details. "A single volunteer can make a signi cant difference in the lives of others." Auditions for Firehouse Community Theatre's upcoming productions of "Lend Me A Tenor" and "Night Watch" will be held at the Firehouse Community Theatre at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 11th and 6 p.m. on Monday, January 13th. We are looking for both male and female actors. Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle. Please e-mail Meaghan Johnson at meaghan@ rehousecommunitytheatre.com if you have any questions. For more information on the Firehouse Community Theatre, please visit their website: www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the Ticket Hotline at (863) 675-3066. Truancy It's only ve minutes. A day or two a month doesn't really matter. Early checkout won't interfere. These are just a few misconceptions about unexcused absences and tardies when regarding school attendance. The truth of the matter is that being consistently late or absent can and will affect a child's education. Remember that this article is addressing UNEXCUSED absences and tardies, and not legitimate reasons such as doctor's appointments, illnesses or personal matters. Stop and think about this. Each time your child walks in the classroom late or leaves school early (whether it's just a few minutes or an hour), he or she is missing out on instruction and practice. Learning occurs throughout the entire day. Most teachers begin instruction when the rst bell rings and continue teaching until it is time for dismissal. Your child's tardiness is affecting his or her learning and it is also disrupting the learning of every other student in the class. Each time a teacher has to stop and repeat instruction means that learning time is being taken away from everyone. Now, consider that your child misses on average one day per week. Think about how much learning time is lost. Yes, children can usually complete missed work at home, but what about those teachable moments that aren't taught in books, the impromptu class discussions and the quizzes or tests that must be given at school? These can't be practiced, learned or completed at home. Of course academics are extremely important, but so are friendships and social interactions found in schools. Teaching children to be engaged, responsible and on time is a valuable lesson that will follow them as they enter the workforce as adults. Missing school also allows children the opportunity to commit or become victims of crimes, experiment with drugs and form unhealthy relationships. The Truancy Intervention Program (T.I.P.) was implemented by the Hendry County School Board to reduce truancy and keep children in school on a regular basis. The goal of this program is to intervene by teaching parents and children strategies to avoid truancy prior to court involvement. That's right! Chronic truancy can lead to a court visit! Contact your child's school counselor if you are having dif culty getting your child to go to school. There could be an underlying issue such as bullying, abuse, learning dif culties or mental health problems that you are not aware of. This is when the teacher, guidance counselor or T.I.P. may be able to step in and offer assistance. Perhaps it is time to make a New Year's Resolution. The next time as a parent you decide that it's okay to sleep in late, chec k your child out early to go shopping or simpl y skip school altogether for an unexcused reason, consider the possible consequences for everyone involved both academically, socially and legally! It's never too late to change routines and make punctuality a priority. Remember, as the parent, it is your responsibility to make sure your child attends school on time each day until he or she reaches the legal age of 18. 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. 5 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 SCHOOL MATTERS: The ABC’s of Education Amanda Nelson Seeking Host familiesSince 1952, International Fellowship, Inc. a non-pro t organization has been successfully exchanging students to and from the United States. Families in this area are inv ited to reach across the boarders and host a high school aged exchange student for the semester or the academic year. The students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities and some tender loving care. Host families can be married, single, have kids, no kidseven grandparents can apply. Please visit our website for more information at www.internationalfellowship.org, write to International Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 130, West eld, New York 14787, email infelwes@gmail.com, or call 1-800-6478839. School Briefs Submitted photo/ Teresa BakerUES October Students of the MonthFirst Row: Jocelyn Hernandez, Elva Hernandez, Yadira Martinez, Tommy Wilson, Alexandra Tack, Alisa Loreto, Fabian Serrano. Second Row: Nicholas Ware, Jordan Waddell, Emily Cruz, Natalie Martini, Hailee Kay, Loring St. John, Kendra Cody. Third Row: Johnathan Villa, Alejandro Morales, Natalie Rivera, Michael Stuhlman, Miguel Sebastian, Angelina Justice, Logan Rojas, Alex Davis. Fourth Row: Lucia Martinez, Ivan Martinez, Kenna Pack, Margarito Antunez-Luna. Upcoming audtions at the theater MLK legacy continued at library

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Christian Men to meetThe January meeting of The LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at First Baptist Church at 330 Main St. LaBelle at 7 p.m., on Monday, January 20. All men of LaBelle are invited to join us for dinner and a message. For directions or information please call Clay Townsend at 863-674-0699.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 9 Introduction to Revelation: The Kingdom yet to come 7 p.m. Session 2: Jan 16 Revelation Chapter 1 Introduction and Inaugural Vision 7 p.m. Session 3: Jan 23 Revelation Chapter 2-3 Letters to the Seven Churches 7 p.m. Session 4: Jan 30 Revelation Chapter 4-5 Creation and Redemption 7 p.m.‘The Challenge of Islam’ studyFor a religion practiced by so many worldwide, Islam is understood by surprisingly few in Western society. Christ the King Lutheran Church invites the community of Labelle to learn more about this religion which is very prevalent in our nation’s headlines. Join us as we begin a two part study of Islam. In part one, we will study the beliefs of Islam and how it came to be by using the Christian Bible. In part two, using the Holy Bible, we will defend the Christian Faith, look at Islamic assumptions about Christianity, the three phases of jihad, and talking points for sharing our Christian hope with Muslims. This is a Bible study relevant and timely when we consider the many events shaping our world today. The dates for part one of this video/discussion study are for ve Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning on January 15 and the next four Wednesdays culminating on February 12. The dates for part two will be announced. A recap will be given if you miss a study. Christ the King Church Lutheran Church is located mile west of State Route 29 on County Route 78. For directions or more information, contact Pastor Nicholas Moskovites at 239-470-4845. Submitted photo/ Kayla HarnNew Bible School teacherAmanda Billings has accepted the position of teaching a class ages 2-6 in LaBelle Assembly of God educational department. She teaches the class from 9:45-11 a.m. each Sunday. This quarter’s curriculum contains: Bible lessons, music, handicraft, videos and a recreation time. Mrs. Billings works at a preschool in LaBelle as an of ce manager. She has worked with other summer kids programs throughout Hendry and Glades Counties. She has been a resident of this area her whole life. Mrs. Billings is an energetic mother of six and loves children. She considers it a privilege to share the Bible stories and teaching of Scripture with her young students. She invites children ages 2-6 to join the class each Sunday morning. For more information call 675-0900. 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! 6 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 Dales wish is for us to have a party and to remember him by sharing our memories of the happy times weve all had with him. WHEN: January 25, 2014 TIME: 4:00 PM … WHERE: Dales home, 1311 Eagle Point Drive, Ft. Denaud, FL INFO: 863-673-4136 or 863-675-1696 C E L E B R A T I O N O F L I F E Charles Edward Barnes, 65ELKMONT, Ala. — Charles Edward Barnes passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Barnes was born February 18, 1948 in Limestoner County, Ala. He was a retired painter and work at Hendry County Sheriff’s Department in LaBelle, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Betty Barnes of Elkmont, Ala.; son, Dennis Barnes of Albany, Ga.; daughter, Donna Best of Naples, Fla.; sisters, Evie Kelley of Athens, Ala., Anola Williams of Florence, Ala.; step son, Bobby Jones of Keyston Heights, Fla.; step daughter, Marsha Edgar of Parrott, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Furnal services were 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Spry Furneral Home Chapel in Athens with Doug Colwell of ciating with visitation one hour prior. Burial was in Sandlin Cemetery. Obituaries Church Briefs Saturday, February 1, 2014 is the date for the third Annual Inland Arts & Music Festiv al 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. Food vendors will be on-site, including an early Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Live music w ill 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 1 beginning at 7 a.m. and must be completed by 9 a.m. Tear down will be after 3 p.m. Deadline for reserving vendor space is January 24. A 10x10 space for Arts of the Inland members is $30; Non-member rate is $60. 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7 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 Submitted photoBright Future scholarTyler O’Ferrell recently learned that he has been selected as a Florida Bright Futures Academic Top Scholar for the 2013 graduating class. He will be awarded scholarship funds in addition to the Florida Academic Scholars award. Tyler is a 2013 graduate of LaBelle High School and was co-valedictorian of his class. The son of Wendy and Wesley O’Ferrell, he attends Florida State University in Tallahassee. He is in the honors program and is a student in the engineering department. Submitted photo/ Kathy AyalaLHS Wrestlers compete at Oasis DualsLEFT: Ryan Drapal placed fh at Buzz Hill Wrestling Tournament in Naples. BOTTOM: The LHS Wrestling Team will host a quad meet this Friday, January 10, at the high school gym. Wrestling starts at 4 p.m. Come out for an exciting evening of Wrestling and support your Cowboys. Submitted photoFocus on the Move Over law during month of JanuaryTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A routine traf c stop can be anything but routine for emergency responders. Since 1999, more than 200 law enforcement of cers in the United States have died and thousands have been injured in a crash as a result of being on the side of the road doing their job and being hit by an oncoming vehicle. During the month of January, Florida Highway Patrol troopers will increase their focus on making drivers aware of the state’s Move Over law. The law protects law enforcement of cers, emergency workers and tow truck drivers who are stopped along Florida roadways doing their jobs.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesMulti 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 RE-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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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 Employment Full TimeFarm and Maintenance Support Worker for the Univ. of FL/SW FL Research & Education Center, 2685 S.R. 29, Immokalee, FL. Duties include assisting with maintenance of vehicles and equipment, farm work, and facilities upkeep. Apply in person or call (239) 658-3420 for application form. Drug free, equal employment workplace. Criminal background check required. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 EXPERIENCE PRESCHOOL TEACHER needed in LaBelle. Please call 863-234-4288 or fax resume to 863-675-7530. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time RAILROAD MECHANIC WELDER US Sugar is seeking mechanics with experience on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis and Hydraulic systems. Candidates with previous Railroad or Heavy Diesel experience are ideal. This position also requires Welding experience. Please apply if you can perform the following tasks. Ability to perform work on engines, transmissions, drive train, brakes, chassis, hydraulic systems. Be able to inspect, troubleshoot, complete diagnostics, and repair these types of systems as they pertain to Railroad Track equipment and road equipment •Repair and Weld Frogs •Repair and Weld Switch Points •Repair and Weld Rail (Field Weld) Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply online at www.ussugar.com Employment Full TimeWe are immediately hiring experienced OPERATORS (Track hoe/dozer/loader) Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume and quali cations. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeMASONS — CMU, Brick, Precast, School Project in Moore haven. Immediate Start. Call Tony (239) 206-6057 or Bob (239) 206-6217 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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 TECHNICIAN FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION has a job opening for a full time technician with mechanical skills at Okaloacoochee Slough WMA in Hendry County. For more information and to apply go to https://people rst. my orida.com/ logon.htm choose Hendry Co, Biology. 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. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Home 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. ClothingGeniune Harley Davidison Leather Coats Mens 2XL Distressed Brown leather, very nice coat and Womens 2XL with pink lettering and pink hoodie liner. Both in great shape over $800 new will sell his $350 Hers $150 or both for $450 $450.00. (518)926-9341 MiscellaneousTrailer w/Florida Room In safe, popular Grandmas Grove Park. New Furniture, 2 new ACs, 4 season living. Shed included, low lot rent with pool. $8,900.00. 518-926-9341. Apartments1-2 BEDROOM(S) UPSCALE RIVERFRONT APARTMENT, VERY PRIVATE, FURNISHED, WATER INCLUDED, NO PETS, NON-SMOKER, ADULTS ONLY, TERMS NEGOTIABLE, 1 YEAR LEASE. (239)337-5859 Apartment for Rent only $475 monthly or $130 weekly. 1 very large bedroom and large living room. In good condition. Call Kelly 863-675-8888 Commercial PropertyApprox 900 sq ft commercial unit for rent on Hwy 27 Clewiston, across from Clewiston Inn. Call for info 239-229-2199 Commercial PropertyCommercial unit, approx 500 sq ft for rent located in Clewiston, 204 E. Sugarland Hwy. Call for info 239-229-2199 Houses RentLABELLE 2br./2ba. on Lrg. lot w/Oak trees. Living rm., family rm., garage, Ctrl. Air, Tiled rs., Pet friendly. $725 mo. 863-675-0104. LABELLE 3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., tiled oors, fenced back yard, in Port LaBelle/New Section, near schools. $925/mo. 1st, last, sec. rm. 954-873-3322. LABELLE 3BR/2BA Home on River w/enclosed pool; one-hal f mile from LaBelle draw bridge; no pets; no smoking; $1,000/month; $1,000/security; references and lease. 863-675-2392. LABELLE 3BR/2BA Home on River w/enclosed pool; one-hal f mile from LaBelle draw bridge; no pets; no smoking; $1,000/month; $1,000/security; references and lease. 863-675-2392. LABELLE House for rent. 1349 Shawnee Ave., $600 month. Call 305-812-2008. 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 8 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014

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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on 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 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop/special meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2pm at the Central County Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss water quality issues and possible zoning changes. 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 459341 CN 1/9/2014 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 20th, 2014 at 10 am at Clewiston Towing 600 E Sugarland Hwy Clewiston FL 33440: 1999 Ford, VIN: 1FMZU32E6XUA84863 2002 Ford, VIN: 1FAFP38382W267771 2007 Ford, VIN: 1FTPW14V87FB67903 2013 Ford, VIN: 3FA6P0H99DR110842 2006 In niti, VIN: 5N3AA08A06N813240 1996 Nissan, VIN: 1N4BU31DXTC101989 1993 Toyota, VIN: 4T1SK12E5PU276223 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 459553 CN 1/9/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/24/2014, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2004 FORD 1FAFP53U74A122426 459644 CN 1/9/2014 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 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 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 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida will hold a public hearing to consider amending the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 adopted budget to account for additional revenue and adjust revenue allocations on January 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., at the City of Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The following adjustments by fund will be considered: General Fund Adopted Ad Valorem Revenues $13,112,860 Prior Year Value Adjustment: $263,075 Current Year Value Adjustment: $376,794 Less 5% $(31,993) Total Amendment $607,876 Amended Ad Valorem Revenues: $13,720,736 Current Adopted General Fund Total Expenditures/Reserves: $64,693,885 Increase Sheriff Budget $58,670 Increase Clerk Budget $21,530 Increase SOE Budget $2,153 Increase Tax Collector Budget $19,196 Increase BOCC Personal Services $56,261 Increase Reserves $450,066 Total Amendment $607,876 Amended General Fund Total Expenditures/Reserves : $65,301,761 The additional revenue will be used to pay for bonuses for certain County employees and for reserves. If a person decides to appeal any decision made 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. Hendry County Board of County Commissioners Karson Turner, Chairman 459598 CN/CB 1/9/2014 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 Mobile Home Rent2br, 2 bath trailer for rent on Nobles Road. $475 monthly or $130 weekly. Must have a job. Call Kelly 863-675-8888 FELDA 2 BR/2 BA off CR 830. Good cond. $525/month. Call 239-565-5033 or 239-369-9567 FORT DENAUD 2BR, 2BA, $460 mo. Call (863)673-1981 Trailers for rent to seasonal workers only $120 weekly. Will rent to family renters with proof of income. Must have a job. Call Kelly 863-675-8888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 9 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 Public Notice Public Notice

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The LHS Boys Soccer Team traveled to Cape Coral Mariner and participated in a 12-team tournament, where they nished second over the holiday break. On Friday, the Cowboys played their rst and toughest game against last year's defending champion, Mariner. In a see-saw battle between two of the area's top teams, neither was able to nd the goal and the game ended 0-0. In their second game, LaBelle defeated Island Coast 5-0. Scoring for the Cowboys were Eduardo Benitez with two goals, Enrique Jimenez, Omar Pena and Adrian Rivera added one each. On Saturday, LaBelle faced South Fort Myers and won 3-0 after a slow start. David Marroquin scored two goals and Pedro Torres added another. In their last game, LaBelle overwhelmed N. Fort Myers 8-0. Eduardo Benitez and Enrique Jimenez each scored three goals while Albar Ramirez and David Marroquin each scored one. The Cowboys played outstanding defense throughout the tournament and did not allow a goal in any of their games, setting a new season record at 13 shut outs. The boys soccer team record now stands at 14-2-2 with three games left in their season: January 9 (tonight) at Fort Myers, home against Glades Day for Senior Night on January 14 and the nish at Immokalee on January 16. District tournament games start the week of January 20-24 at LHS. Little League sign upsRegistration Fee: $80 per child with a $5 discount for each additional child of the same family. Winn Dixie: Friday, January 10, 17 and 24 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 18 and 25 9 a.m.-12 noon LaBelle Soccer Park:: Sunday, Jan. 12t and 19 1-3 p.m. Registrations can also be turned in to the secretary Andria White at: Nationwide, 10 N. Bridge St. LaBelle 863-673-1737. TRYOUTS All children ages 6-12 must try out on Saturday, February 1, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. at Davis-Pratt Park. Opening Day Saturday, March 1, 2014. For additional info. please call Tamm y Kay Bass at 863-673-2989. 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 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 Notice Public Notice 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 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 10 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 Sport Shorts Cowboys soccer nishes second at Triton Invitational

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Give bloodAmerican Legion Post 130’s bi-monthly blood drive is Thursday, January 9 (today) from noon till 6 p.m. at the post home on SR 80W. You can make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #M2Q3 for better service. All donors will receive a free Oneblood long sleeved T-shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse and cholesterol. All successful donors will also receive a free hot dog. Please bring a photo ID and a friend.Ortona spaghetti dinnerThe Ortona Community Association will host its popular spaghetti buffet dinner on Saturday, January 11, from 5-7 p.m. The dinner will be held in OCA’s spacious new building, located in Ortona Community Park, 2086 Ortona Locks Road off of (Hwy. 78A). The park is approximately 500 feet (four driveways) beyond the Ortona Firehouse. The all-you-can eat buffet features delicious meat sauce and pasta and includes garlic bread, tossed salad, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea all for $7 (advance purchase or reservation) or $8 at the door. For advance tickets or reservations, contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franw ayrn@aol.com.Ortona Community Building DedicationThe Ortona Community Association (OCA) will host a ceremony dedicating the new Community Center at noon on Tuesday, January 14. The beautiful new building, located in the Ortona Park, provides a spacious center for OCA sponsored and other community activities. The building, park, and playground are located at 2086 Ortona Locks Road off of Hwy 78A, approximately 550 feet beyond the Ortona Firehouse. Refreshments will be served following the dedication ceremony. The public is invited. Humane society yard saleThe Caloosa Humane Society is holding a big yard sale on Sat., January 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. We have many new items, come shop and support our homeless pets at the shelter! We also need donations of salable items for our yard sales. All proceeds go directly to bene t the animals at the shelter. Park A venue behind the LaBelle Auction Co., 390 North Bridge St. For more information call 675-0997. The animals thank you for your continued support.Legion Auxiliary to meetCome join us, Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 130 on Hwy. 80 West in LaBelle. The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and all branches of the Legion solidly stand behind A merica and her ideals. Together we can and must make a difference. For more information call President Linda at: 863-675-2086.Gardeners to meetThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet Monday, January 27, at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Center. The speaker is to be announced and will bring further information for our area. Bring a friend. Refreshments served, (Bring a treat if you’d like to share something) If you have a plant to exchange or produce from your garden Great if not come anyway, you’ll come away with one or more plants and have a fun lled evening with so much to learn! For more information, call President Dave at 928-274-0464 Dessert auction for humane societyDessert Auction Fundraiser! Caloosa Humane Society needs your dessert! Auction date: Thursday, January 23, at 6 p.m. All proceeds to bene t the homeless pets in our shelter. Drop off at LaBelle Community Woman’s Club between noon and 5 p.m. Call Ellen for more details 863-517-2000. Thank you!Genealogy lecture plannedSeats for the DNA Genealogy lecture, January 21, 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 will 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.MCA plans activitiesSaturday, January 11, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will run from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, January 16, will be the regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Special Guest will be Donna Storter Long, Glades County Commissioner. Refreshments will be served. MCA meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. Saturday, January 25, Country Jam Session and Pot Luck Dinner will run from 6-9 p.m. Jam Sessions are usually the second and 4th Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come and play. All 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 your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. For further information call 863-674-0467.Quit smoking nowWhat is ‘Quit Smoking Now’? Quit Smoking Now is a statewide tobacco cessation program, sponsored by the Florida 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 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.Come to VFW dinnerYou are invited to VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10100 Chicken Parmesan Dinner Friday, January 10, 2014, p.m. – Till. The $8 includes dessert Come early before we run out! This is a smoke free dining room, located on So. Hwy. 29, by the Rodeo Grounds. For Further Information call 863-675-8008. All proceeds will go to the Ladies Veteran Relief Fund. The Ladies Auxiliary meet the 2nd Wed. of each month at the Post at 7 p.m. American Legion sh fryFriday Fish Fry is every Friday 5–7 p.m. Sunday breakfast will be the rst and third Sunday of the month starting in October as well. Open to the public.VFW 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 ever y 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.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.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! 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. 11 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 Community Briefs

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RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home in great location. $1,500/month UNDER CONTRACT HOMES € Immaculate 4/3.5 home with 2,932+/sq. ft. of living area. Hardwood ” oors, “ replace, enormous kitchen and so much more. Sits on 87.47 acres. $390,000 € Immaculate! 3/2 CBS home on .52+/acre outside of LaBelle. Tile, granite countertops, spacious living areas. $185,000. € 4/3 CBS home on 13.21+/acres in Lakeport. Features 2,923+/sq. ft. living area, living room, family room and much much more. $156,000. € Get away from all the noise! Well maintained 3/2 manufactured home on 5+/acres in Ft. Denaud. Call today $149,900 € Rare “ nd! 3/2 CBS in city of Clewiston. Located near schools and shopping. $125,000 € Two story home on 5.08+/acres outside city of LaBelle. 5/2.5, living room, family room, pool and oversized porch. $89,900 € Recently remodeled and priced to sell! 1,100+/sq. ft. of“ ce building centrally located in LaBelle. $79,900. € 3/1 stilt home on 1+/acre in quiet community of Muse. Move in ready, new tile and carpet, fresh coat of paint and remodeled bathroom. $69,900 € 3/1 CBS home in Port LaBelle. A little TLC will make it a nice cozy home. $49,000 € Corporate owned! 3/2 with 1,258+/sq. ft of living area, enclosed porch and 2 car garage. $48,000 € 3/1 home located in the city of Clewiston. $35,200 € 3/2 on .42+/acre and Zoned for Business $26,500 UNDER CONTRACT Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT SOLDUNDER 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 12 Caloosa Belle January 9, 2014 by Miranda GarzaOn December 20, 2013, LaBelle High School raised about $1,600 for the Rimes family by hosting a teacher versus volleyball team game. LHS senior Caleb Rimes was injured in an accident in early December. “I was approached and notied about the game; it was not my idea. Caleb was very happy and surprised about the game and so were my parents. We all really appreciate it,” Kaelee Rimes said. Coach Lori Perkins, Coach Zach Ward and many other faculty members volunteered to play against a tough varsity volleyball team. Caleb hasn’t been to school and wasn’t aware of the volleyball game that was going to be held for him. The game caused many outbursts from the audience of students as the ball was blocked or spiked. The loudest cheer came when senior Rachel Reinbott’s ball was blocked towards the end of the game. Students and teachers passed on many get well wishes to Caleb’s father, who attended the game. Student Vs. Teacher Fundraiser Submitted photoCapece promoted to colonelDuring a Christmas holiday visit, Barbara Capece pinned a new rank insignia on her son, Robert Capece, of cer in the U.S. Army Reserve Finance Corps. Rob became a resident of Port LaBelle in 1997, but has always been stationed far a eld Germany, Kuwait and now Fort Belvoir near Washington D.C. His promotion to Colonel became of cial on December 26.