The Caloosa belle

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The Caloosa belle
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SIGN AND DRIVE A NEW 201 4 ESCAPE SE FOR ONLY$279 PER MONTH*36 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $0 security deposit. Only state title & license fees due at signing. *Stock #14t111. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $1860 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 03/31/14. Thursday, March 6, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 91 No. C hamber: chance at big moneyGo back to the Roaring 20’s w ith the Greater Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Give-A-Way Dinner & Fundraiser Saturday, March 22, 2014. Social Hour at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets for two Delmonico Steak Dinner are just $125 and include a chance to win $5,000. The Silent A uction and 50/50 Drawing round out the evening. Costumes encouraged, not required. For information or tickets Call 863-675-0125 A 58-year-old LaBelle man was killed in a one-car crash Februar y 28. The crash occurred on SR 731 (Fire Tower Road) and CR 720 (Walter Greer Road) in Glades County. According to the Florida Highwa y Patrol, Thomas Michael Moreland was driving a 1998 Chrysler Sebring northbound on Fire Tower Road a t a high rate of speed and approaching a left hand curve at the intersection of Walter Greer Road. The FH P report stated that Mr. Moreland was traveling too fast and was unable to straighten coming out of the curve. He traveled onto the right shoulde r where his vehicle impacted with a parked construction grader. Mr. Moreland was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was deemed to be a factor in th e crash. LaBelle man dies in Glades crash Hendry County has experienced a boom in national companies locating businesses in LaBelle and Clewiston. During the last six months, ve national businesses have opened stores or broken ground in Hendry County. This doesn’t surprise Tuesday Tritt, Chair of the Hendry County Economic Development Council. “Hendry County is an outstanding location to start or expand a business. Our community offers a stable workforce and has an outstanding potential for growth.” The new retail businesses are welcomed by area residents and visitors as well. In addition to expanded restaurant choices and shopping options, the businesses also offer employment opportunities to the community. Combined, the new businesses will bring over 50 new jobs to the area. “Businesses have found that Hendry County is a great market to invest in” stated Gregg Gillman, President of the HCEDC. “We offer not only a business friendly atmosphere, but a vibrant community to live and work in.” The HCEDC is currently in discussions with several other national rms interested in expanding into the Hendry County area. Demonstrations of national retail businesses interest can be seen in both LaBelle and Clewiston. Last year Pizza Hut opened in the UPS Plaza on SR 80. In just the past couple weeks Family Dollar opened on SR 29S and residents are watching the ongoing construction for the Tractor Supply on SR 80W. Renovation of the old U-Save building at Bridge Street and SR 80 has people guessing about its new occupant. The main part of the building is rumored to become another grocery store, but a B&B spokesman said space for smaller businesses will be available for rent along the Bridge Street side. Also in LaBelle, Wendy’s unexpectedly closed just days ago, but rumors are oating about another business that may be moving in there. In Clewiston a Dunkin’ Donuts and Dollar Tree have both opened on US 27 and, of course, the county continues to see Airglades Airport is as a huge economic engine in the future as it becomes privatized. National businesses come to Hendry Every year, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in LaBelle is a great success because our community pulls together in a common cause – the ght against cancer. Relay For Life is the #1 non-pro t fundraising activity in the world! Nationw ide, Relay For Life will raise over $400,000,000 this year. This event w ill be held in over 5,000 communities across the USA and in 22 countries. More than 500,000 cancer surStart Relay for Life team See Relay — Page 2 See Business — Page 2 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantFamily Dollar, 790 South Bridge Street. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantTractor Supply construction on SR 80W. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantPizza Hut is located on SR 80 near UPS.

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12 Convenient Locations including: 870 W Hickpochee Ave. #1400, LaBelle, FL863.674.0460Our team of board certi“ed doctors treat every eye care need, locally.www.ecof.com EZ Auto Sales EZ101SALES.COM Guaranteed Credit Approval Call or stop by and see*TTTF Randy Hamilton Or Chip Dorn 863-675-1866 On SR80 Between Windmill Hardware & Gator Sports 2004 Toyota Camry LE Only 70k Miles $8990* 2 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014About the Hendry County Economic Dev elopment Council The Hendry County Economic Development Council is a collaboration of public and private entities established to promote sustained economic growth within Hendry County. The HCEDC is focused on creating a diverse business structure while maintaining a high quality of life through investment in community education, workforce development, and promotion of the County’s rich heritage. The staff of the HCEDC provides a range of services to assist businesses seeking to relocate or expand in Hendry County. For more information visit: www.hendryedc. com. v ivors will be honored during these events. On April 12-13, our community will be holding our own Relay For Life event. The American Cancer Society is dedicated. Relayers across the country gure if cancer patients can go through all of their treatment, then they can surely give up one night of their life to ght cancer. Relay For Life, is an amazing overnight event that honors cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and raises much-needed funds to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by helping people stay well, get well, nd cures and ght back. It is a team event. We would love to give you the opportunity to join in this ever-growing community event. Form a team of co-workers, family, and friends and participate in Relay For Life. Participants in the Relay belong to a team of approximately 10 to 15 people. They take turns walking the LaBelle High School track throughout the event, into the wee hours of the morning. When others are taking their turn at walking, you can support your team by helping with on-site fundraising, joining in fun activities, spending time with your family and team, eating, or sleeping. Many kids activities too. Each participant raises a minimum of $100 prior to Relay and teams have fundraisers to acquire their goal. Families, kids, teens and adults of all ages participate in the opportunity of putting a team together and joining the rest of our community in raising funds to ght cancer. This is an incredible event and you won’t w ant to miss it. This year’s fun theme is Dr. Seuss. There is 6 weeks before the relay, still plenty of time to nd out more about participating – whether starting your own team, or participating with another team, please call Kristi Hall 863-675-0402 or email her jimbyy@aol.com. When Relay is over you will realize it was such an amazing and rewarding feeling – y ou helped raised thousands of dollars for cancer research, patient programs, education, prevention, and advocacy through the A merican Cancer Society. It was fun doing it! RelayContinued From Page 1 BusinessContinued From Page 1 Submitted photos/ Cathy KirbyLES top spellersLaBelle Elementary held its annual Spelling Bee February 20, 2014. Twenty-one students pushed through nerves to compete for the title of “Best Speller.” After 12 rounds, the Speller of the Year was declared. Fifth grader Kevin Luna, from Mrs. Sargent’s class, accepted the rst place trophy. In second place was fourth grader, Jessica Dickey from Mr. Murrhee’s class, and the third place alternate was Christian Parrish in Mrs. Flock’s fourth grade class. These students will represent LaBelle Elementary at the district Spelling Bee on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Eastside Elementary in Clewiston. We wish them good luck! Submitted photosLHS Building TradesThis podium was built for the Church of Iglesia Mission Santos Martires by Daryl Spooner and Zac Phillips. Materials were donated to the Trade Building class. Austin Pearson built this shelf for his mom’s Valentine present.

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LaBelleThomas Franklin Neely, 38, was arrested March 3 and charged with battery domestic violence by strangulation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy W. Hainley was arresting of cer. Anthony Alan Sands, 19, was arrested February 27 and charged with battery by strangulation. R. Steed was arresting of cer. Robert Kevin Robbins Jr., 28, was arrested March 2 and charged with possession of drugs methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy S. Harrynarine was arresting of cer.ClewistonSasha Pelaez, 22, was arrested March 3 and charged with possessio of drugs methamphetamines, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment. CPD Of cer S. Chamberlain was arresting of cer. Rollin Lee Lefollette, 26, was arrested March 3 and charged with a nonmoving traf c vioation driving with a suspended license rst offense, possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession/use of narcotics equipment and destroying, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. CPD Of cer S. Chamberlain was arresting of cer. Noel Hernnadez, 12, was arrested March 3 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture, deliver schedule 1. The arrest took place at Clewiston Middle School. Deputy M. Moore was arresting of cer. Jose Alberto Garcia, 34, was arrested March 3 and charged with possession o f cocaine. CPD Of cer J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Jorge Alberto Lopez, 33, was arrested March 2 and charged with a moving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent offense, Deputh D. Bolt was arresting of cer. RABIES $10 € PARVO $12 € Half Price Boarding €Partners in the Way to Happiness Foundation and a Drug Free World. Free pamphlets available.SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL1095 N. State Rd. 29 € LaBelle € 863-675-2441IMMOKALEE MOBILE UNIT CLINICNext to the McDonalds € Immokalee € 239-657-2266CLEWISTON MOBILE UNIT CLINICat McDonalds € Clewiston € 863-675-2441Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. LOWEST PRICE EVERYDAY! 3 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Enterprise Holdings Training and Development Manager Kelly Robichaud, Hendry County Commissioner Janet B. Taylor and CRS Technology Consultants owner Jordi Tejero have joined the board of directors of Child Care of Southwest Florida. The board recently re-elected Karen Miller as chair. She has served on the board since 2009 and is regional business development manager for Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Vice chair is Dale Korzec, BB&T market leader; attorney John Miller of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt serves as secretary; and Carol Conway, chief of mission support for Hope HealthCare Services, is treasurer. Other board members are Jessica Anderson, manager with the Lee County Tax Collector; Shernette Atkinson, insurance of cer with BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company; and Judith A. Paskvan, Healthy Families Program manager in Hendry County. The mission of Child Care of Southwest Florida is to strengthen and enhance the lives of children and their families at six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. The agency offers early-childhood education, voluntary prekindergarten and Head Start programs at its centers near Page Field, in Dunbar, Lehigh Acres, LaBelle and Clewiston, and on the campus of Edison State College. Ongoing fundraising provides scholarships for low-income children. Dedicated to the premise that kindergarten is too late, the center's professionals work to ready children for school success. Research shows that high-quality earlychildhood education reduces dropout rates, teen pregnancy and arrests. Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., A United Way agency established in 1967, also provides state-mandated training for child care professionals and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout 17 South Florida counties. Visit www.ccsw org to learn more. Taylor on health board by Pat DobbinsDry weather conditions can cause grass, plants and trees to turn brown and be really dry. Our dry weather increases the potential for wild res, and it's important for the community to know what common-sense steps they can take to protect themselves and their families, as well as when to seek medical attention. Smoke from wild res is a mixture of gases and ne particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Fortunately, most persons who are exposed to thick smoke will not have health problems. How much and how long you are exposed to the smoke, as well as your age and degree of susceptibility play a role in determining whether or not someone will experience smokerelated problems. If you are experiencing serious medical problems for any reason, seek medical treatment immediately. Smoke can cause coughing, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes and runny nose. If you have heart or lung disease, smoke might make your symptoms worse. People who have heart disease might experience chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and fatigue. Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as respiratory allergies, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the following ways: -Inability to breathe normally -Cough with or without mucus -Chest discomfort -Wheezing and shortness of breath When smoke levels are high enough, even healthy people may experience some of these symptoms You can limit your exposure to the smoke by: Staying indoors whenever possible, using air conditioners and keeping windows closed while driving in a vehicle. Individuals can reduce the amount of smoke particles in their vehicles by keeping the windows closed. The car's ventilation systems typically remove a portion of the particle coming in from outside. You may want to use the "re-circulate air" feature found in most cars, which will help keep the particulate levels lower. If you do not have an air conditioner and if it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek alternative shelter. Protect your family from smoke: Pay attention to local news coverage or health warnings related to smoke. Use common sense when outside conditions are smoky. Avoid prolonged outdoor activities. It is especially important to limit time spent outdoors for children and persons with existing medical conditions. Stay indoors and run your air conditioner, if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the lter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. For best results, run the air conditioning with recirculated air. Help keep particle levels lower inside. When smoke levels are high, try to avoid using anything that burns, such as wood replaces, gas logs, gas stoves and even candles. Do not vacuum, which stirs up particles already inside your home. Also do not smoke tobacco. Follow the advice of your healthcare provider about taking medicines and following your asthma management plan if you have asthma or other lung disease. Call your healthcare provider if your symptoms worsen. If you are asked to evacuate your home, be sure to bring your important family documents, valuables and your family disaster supply kit. Your disaster supply kit should contain enough food, water and supplies to sustain your family for at least three days. Do not forget any medications or special items such as a rst aid kit. It is extremely important for families to create their own disaster plan before a disaster strikes so they are quickly able to determine what valuables they may want to bring, what items need to be stored and how to preserve keepsakes. Dry weather conditions call for wild re safety precautions Arrest Reports BBB Military Line is sharing information from the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command (CIC) warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families. The "My Army Bene ts" website at usmilitarybeni t.org is a fraudulent site designed to "collect soldiers' Army Knowledge Online, email accounts and passwords." The site also falsely claims that "the U.S. military has granted access to unclaimed and accumulated bene ts for active duty soldiers, and that bene ts not claimed within the stipulated period will be available for claims after 60 months," according to investigators. The website is not af liated or endorsed by the U.S. Army. The Army's of cial website is "MyArmyBene ts" at myarmybene ts. us.army.mil. "Of cial military websites will all have the .mil domain name," notes BBB Military Line director Brenda Linnington. "Any other domain extension should be a red ag." Other red ags include unsolicited emails or text messages; spelling, punctuation and grammar errors; requests for private information such as email addresses or passwords. Fraudulent websites come and go quickly (and it appears this one may have been taken down already), but others pop up in their place. Service personnel, family members and veterans need to be especially alert to scams that target them. Anyone who has received correspondence from the My Army bene ts website or provided information through it: Do not log in to the website; Do not respond to any emails; Stop all contact if you have previously responded to any emails; and Immediately contact your local information assurance of ce if you accessed the website from a government computer or system. Website targets soldiers and families

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Let’s Wake Up and Live in the Real WorldI couldn’t attend the last commission meeting where a PUD for apartments in one of the old, quiet neighborhoods in LaBelle. I did get a CD of the meeting and after listening to it, realized that the City Commissioners are living a dream that, should it be carried out will be in reality a nightmare for our city, The title of the dream is “The Downtown Walking District” Downtown is the area north of 80 roughly bounded by Main St. on the west and Lee street on the east. Understand please, walking district has nothing to do with exercise. This area is to be the “urban hub” of LaBelle, a high density area (18 unit apartments per acre. A dditional stores within “walking’ distance w ill allow residents of all these 18 unit apartments to forgo their cars as they will get around by bicycle and foot. In other words w e are to have a city within our city –urban downtown LaBelle. How did we ever come to this? I moved here in 1995. What attracted me was its beauty, its small town charm and peacefulness, the friendliness of the people a good place for my future retirement. Then the change began. The onset of the housing bubble. Bonita Bay arrived set on a land buying spree. The developers followed and w ent on a building spree and visions of future wonderland possessed the local folks w ho then decided to hire consulting rms to show us by plans and charts and slide shows how all this could be done. The consultants are gone, Bonita Bay is gone, the developers built of ce buildings that now stand empty, and the great southern acquisition of some 5000 acres is the same vacant acreage as it was when we annexed it. All we are left with in 2014 is pretty plans with pretty maps and a lot of money spent for nothing Time for a reality check. Let’s look at the “walking district” The infrastructure is failing. The water lines are from whenever city water was inaugurated and fail on an uncomfortably regular time, (when they do us residents of the area get a dosage of orange water). The road ways are narrow, in poor condition and patched continually. The drainage is poor, in the rainy season the streets and surrounding property ood The current mix of buildings will be hard to integrate into this beauteous urban plan. The CenturyLink building has a 10 foot chain link fence and a 1 foot barbed wire addition on top of the fence. The historic building that holds the museum has a troublesome sag in its roof. There are private residences, were they ever apprised that they will be part of this Urban district? We have been told that the city does not have the money to put in a sewer system in our area, or replace the water mains or put in sidewalks or x the drainage ditches or to do anything but put patches on the roadways. Who is going to pay for all this develop4 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014Serving LaBelle Since 1922To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518€ LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Phone: (863) 675-2541€ Fax: (863) 675-1449 Website:www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone:(863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classified AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 or to place it from home go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenPublisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened ngers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man’s hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile. He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients. Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night. Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited. Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her. “Who was that man?” he asked. The nurse was startled, “He was your father,” she answered. “No, he wasn’t,” the Marine replied. “I never saw him before in my life.” “Then why didn’t you say something when I took you to him?” “I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn’t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.” I came here tonight to nd a Mr. William Grey. His son was killed in Iraq today, and I was sent to inform him. What was this gentleman’s name? The nurse with tears in her eyes answered, “He is Mr. William Grey.” The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay. We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience. And, this is a key reason for why we are put on this earth to in uence one another positively and af rm one another as beings created in the image of God. So... who are you planning to make a positive contribution to today in Christ’s name? Who will you stay with, showing God’s faithfulness to them?Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist CHurch in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. Use your positive in uence Letter to the Editor Whisper CreekWe at Whisper Creek would like to thank all of the people that donated to our Springfest Week with a special Thank You: Anita Umpieriez, Auto Zone, Badcock Home Furniture, Beef O’Brady’s, Bridge Street Auto, Bridge Street Coffee & Tea, Captain Quick Lube, Curtis Honey, Cutting Edge, Don’s Steak House, Double Image Salon, Forrey Grill, Hari Liquors, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, K&M Drugs, LaBelle, Family Florist, LaBelle Nails, Langford Ford, Log Cabin, Lyons Printing, Nathan’s Barber Cuts, Plattner’s LaBelle Dodge, Quality 1 Auto Care, Randy’s Garage, Rhonda Alison, Rhodes Aluminum, Saddle Up Arcade. Sal Cal Pizza, Show Time Mobile Car Detailing, Southern Divas, VFW, Vision Ace Hardware LaBelle, Whisper Creek Management and World Class Barber. Thank you Les Morgan A question of safetyAn action witnessed by many on the Swamp Cabbage Saturday left a very unpleasant taste with all who observed it. After the Parade people milled about viewing the car show and the many vendors on Bridge Street, a natural thing to do. Instead of helping these people cross the street, deputies w aved them back to the sidewalk and even manhandled those that misunderstood, to the point of taking away at least one in cuffs. W ere they technically correct? Of course. W as it the right thing to do? Hardly on a festive day like Swamp Cabbage Saturday. Sometimes they make it dif cult to maintain proper respect for enforcement types. From Sheriff Whidden: “I realize that people would like to cross the street to go back and forth to see the various vendors along Bridge Street during the Swamp Cabbage Festival. But, once it is opened to trafc, I have a duty to protect, not only the pedestrian traf c, but the motoring traf c, as well. The only safe way to do that is to direct people to use the crosswalk at Ft. Thompson Avenue or walk under the bridge. If traf c is stopped on the bridge, it creates a dangerous situation for traf c crossing it, especially when they may already be distracted by the festival.” Speak OutSee Letter — Page 5

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A BWA Bingo actionGet ready for the Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s A ssociation’s rst Bingo/Luncheon. Come and join them for Bingo with non-cash prizes March 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Ag Building, 1085 Pratt Blvd. Door opens at 9:30 a.m. Jackpot game and 50/50 tickets sold separately. For more information call Joyce McLeod 239-370-9418, Carol Kraft 863-8851339; or Roberta Reynolds 863-675-6369. All proceeds from this event go speci cally tow ard furthering education. Included in a $25 ticket is one pack of six cards for 15 games. Additional packs available for purchase; salad bar and desert with coffee, tea and water. W omen and HIVMarch 10 marks the annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. NWGHAAD focuses on recognizing the impact of HIV on women and girls and encourage actions, such as getting educated, tested and/or treated, to reduce the burden. On Monday, March 10, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties will offer free HIV testing for anyone from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 1140 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle; 1100 Olympia St., Clewiston; and 1021 Health Park Dr, Moore Haven. OCA Spaghetti Dinner The Ortona Community Association will hold its popular spaghetti buffet dinner on Saturday, March 15, from 5:7 p.m. at the new Community Park Building, 2086 Ortona Locks Road (Highway 78A). The park is located approximately 500 feet beyond the Ortona Fire House. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti buffet features pasta with delicious originalrecipe meat sauce, tossed salad, hot garlic bread, green beans, dessert, coffee and iced tea for $7 advance purchase, or $8 at the door. For reservations at the advance ticket price contact Fran Way at 863-675-7880 or email franwayrn@aol.com.GOP to meetThe Republican Party of Hendry County w ill be meeting at Beef O’Brady’s, 21 S. Lee St., in LaBelle on March 10, at 6 p.m. All registered Republicans are invited to attend. This meeting will address subjects of interest to the party. Please call 863-234-8397. ‘Tools To Quit’Tools To Quit is a statewide tobacco cessation program, sponsored by the Florida A HEC Network that consists of an intensive 90-minute group counseling session that provides local tobacco users with the necessary tools to develop a plan to quit for life. A free class will open at Hendry Regional Conv enient Care Center, 450 South Main St., LaBelle, Wednesday March 12, 2014 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Gum, Patches & Lozenges for those eligible). *Registration is Required to Join* 877819-2357. To register or for more information call: Everglades AHEC 877-819-21357 or 561-688-9591. For more information about our program, please visit: www.eahectobacco.comRelay for Life Memory BoardIf you have lost a loved one anytime to cancer, the Memory Board is a continuing project of pictures in memory of them. To include someone you know, please call Mary at 863-675-0885 or e-mail her a picture, person’s name and dates to mrisley123@ embarqmail.com.Luckey at museum meetingFormer Glades County Property Appraiser Larry Luckey will be the guest speaker at the regular March program of LaBelle Heritage Museum at LaBelle City Hall, 451 West Hickpochee Ave., tonight Thursday evening, March 6, at 7 o’clock. Mr. Luckey, an avid student of Southwest Florida history, will present his studies on Indian mounds in Southwest Florida from those of the Belle Glade Culture around Lake Okeechobee that pre-dated the area’s more famous Calusas who “greeted” both Juan Ponce de Leon in 1521 and Hernando de Soto in 1539. The meeting is open to the public with refreshments served between Mr. Luckey’s presentation and a short business meeting Dinner and the progress on the foundation work at 360 North Bridge Street for the thistoric Rider buildings scheduled to be moved from their 20-year “temporary” location on South Lee Street by the end of March.NAMI supportNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meets every Friday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street. NAMI Connection is a free, con dential and safe support group for individuals living with mental health challenges. Join a caring group of peers that offer support through their learned wisdom. Meetings are for 90 minutes, open to any adult 18 or older living with a mental illness. Trained peer facilitators living in recovery teach the sessions.Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet March 20 at 7 Mares (formerly Vickie’s Lunch Box) at 11:30 a.m. Widows welcome.MCA plans activitiesMCA meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. No Jam Session on the fourth Saturday night. Come out for a fun evening and meet your neighbors. Call 863-674-0467.Come to Legion dinnerFish Fry every Friday 5-7 p.m. Breakfast is served the rst and third Sunday of each month from 8-11 a.m. West SR80 across from the Shell Station. Open to the public. VFW newsCharcoal Broiled Burgers every Saturday from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bingo every Sunday at 2 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.Library annual meetingThe annual meeting for Barron Librar y will be held at the library on Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m. After a short informational meeting, refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public. Become a ‘Friend of the Library’, with annual fee of $10.00. CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTEffective March 10th, 2014 Englewood Home Health Care License # 20328096 Patients requiring further services will be assisted in transfer process to another agency of patient choice. Further questions please call 1.941.249.4347. 5 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014ment? Please don’t tell me the city will get government grants. That well dried up years ago. The developers? Infra structure can’t be repaired piecemeal, and why would any business build in that area when there are so many vacant of ce space and retail space now? Note please that the new constructions, like Tractor Supply are building on the outskirts of town where parking spaces and egress abound. The whole concept of the downtown development and walking district was built on the assumption that by 2050 LaBelle would be the hub of Hendry county. (Unless of course global warming actually does occur and then we will all live on houseboats) This assumption was based on continuing rapid growth and an infusion of money to allow the city to fund the parks, roadways, benches, sidewalks, fountains, spaces for the sidewalk cafes and on and on and on. The reality is a town struggling. Our citrus industry has declined. In 1995 the packing plants were here in full operation. The citrus trucks were constant on our roads from Oct. to May. The leading growers had their headquarters here. The town was full of small one acre groves. That’s all gone. A lot of folks are struggling with house mortgages underwater, property they can’t sell and houses, apartments and stores they can’t rent. It’s time to step back and rethink a reasonable doable pathway to future growth not by hiring consultants. We have a perfectly competent city planner who I have found is quite willing to listen. We have some real assets that we can build on. The new docking for boats at Barron Park is one of them. But to do this it will take our time and our input, our energy and our creativity. For all those frustrated angry residents who attended the last city commissioners meeting, are you willing to take on this task and more importantly, Mr. Mayor, and Commissioners are you willing to listen to the people who elected you? Rita Dunne LetterContinued From Page 4 Community Briefs Submitted photo/ Marilyn TealLHS A TeamThe LaBelle High School Academic Team won its rst match of the year against Gateway High School as part of the annual A-Team Challenge put on by NBC-2 and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The winning team is pictured from left: Paul Luckey, Lucas Curtis, Faith Patrick and Mykala Williams.

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CMUMC invitationCarlson Memorial United Methodist Church invites you to dinner and worship on W ednesday nights. A delicious free dinner is served at 5:45 p.m. with worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. for teens and adults. W3 (Wild With Worship): children ages 5-12 will have a safe environment where they can Move + Grove while learning about God’s love. Student Ministry: small group at 7 p.m. A time for the youth to take God’s word and apply it to everyday life and lift each other up in prayer. Small Groups of varied discipleship experiences at 7 p.m. “For where there are two or three gathered in My name, there I am among them. Matt. 18-20.Gospel singThere will be a gospel sing at Oak Grove Holiness Church on March 8 at 6 p.m. If you sing/play an instrument and wish to share y our talent, come be with us. Refreshments w ill be served after services. We are also in the process of building a new fellowship hall. All donations are appreciated. You can also mail a donation to Oak Grove Holiness Church, PO Box 266, LaBelle FL 33975. Brother Jerome Sears and congregation w elcome everyone to be with us at Muse. Take SR 29 north to Whidden Road; turn right on to Fire Tower Road, Loblolly Bay Road, follow for six miles to the top of Summerall Road and arrive at church.Church of the Good Shepherd March scheduleThursday March 6: Fr. David Jackson Healing service Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Sunday March 9: Eucharist 10 a.m. Fr. David Jackson Thursday March 13: Fr. David Jackson Healing service Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Sunday March 16: Eucharist 10 a.m. Rev. Nancy Smith Thursday March 20: Fr. David Jackson Healing service Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Sunday March 23: Eucharist 10 a.m. Rev. Sandy Johnson Thursday March 23: Fr. David Jackson Healing service Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Sunday March 30: Eucharist 10 a.m. Fr. David Jackson Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal 1098 Collingswood Pkwy 863-675-0385 w ww.goodshepherdlabelle.org https:// w ww.facebook.com/goodshepherdlabelleChristian Men to meetThe March meeting of the LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be held at the Community Harvest Church, 55 Orange Street at 7 p.m., on Monday, March 17. 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 continuing. The study will be at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 355 South Bridge Street. Bible Study Schedule Location Parish Of ce/School Building Jr. High Class Room. Each session will go approximately two hours. Session 9 March 6 Revelation Chapter 1618 Seven Bowls of Judgment and the fall of Babylon 7 p.m. Session 10 March 13 Revelation Chapter 19-20 The Marriage Supper and the Great Judgment 7 p.m. Session 11 March 20 Revelation Chapter 2122 A New Heaven and a New Earth 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. The study culminates at 10 a.m. March 26. Christ the King Church Lutheran Church is located mile west of SR 29 on CR 78. For directions or more information, contact Pastor Nicholas Moskovites at 239-470-4845. 6 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Golda Pauline Snyder, 85LABELLE — Golda Pauline Snyder of LaBelle, passed away March 1, 2014 in Lehigh Acres. She was born July 9, 1928 in Wauchula, FL, to the late William Mabry and the late Mildred A. (Washington) Skipper. Golda, or better known as Mom and Granny, was born in Wauchula but lived most of her life in Immokalee from living at the Collier County Ranch to a cabin on the edge of Sadie Cypress Swamp. She was known for having a green thumb and always had a bountiful vegetable garden. She also grew beautiful orchids and roses. According to her family she was the best cook in the world. She is survived by her daughters: Laverne W. Massey, Nancy Gerri Lester, Karen A. Thompson (Waddy), sister: Tootsie Johnson, grandchildren, Robbie Massey, Ryan Massey, Emily DeVaney, Erin Lester, Brad Justice, Steven Justice and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Howard Snyder, brothers: William Sidney Skipper and Mabry Howard Skipper. A memorial service will be held March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Of Immokalee. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Gregory Antonio Thompson, 52LABELLE — Gregory Antonio Thompson of LaBelle, passed away Feb. 19, 2014 in Lehigh Acres. He was born Sep. 21, 1961 in Fort Myers, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Valerie R.(Jackson) Thompson; son, Antonio Bernard Thompson; daughter, Courteia Latrice Thompson; mother, Beautine (deceased father Delgado) Thompson; brothers, Delroy (wife Eula) Thompson of Ontario, Canada, Harrell (wife Sarah) Thompson of LaBelle, Dale (wife Alma) Thompson of LaBelle, Byron Thompson of LaBelle; sisters, Pauline (husband Tyrone) Brewster of Miramar, Karen (deceased brother in law Robin) Huff of LaBelle; grandchildren, DaQuanette Thompson and Antonio Calenni-Roshaun Thompson; adopted sisters, Dominique Thompson, Sa ra Thompson; grandfather, Carl (deceased grandmother Sally) Williams, father in law Alfred Jackson (Myrtle deceased mother in law) of Philadelphia, Pa., brother in law William (Elizabeth) Hawthorne of Bethlehem, Ga., brother in law (Gregory Jackson) of Philadelphia, Pa., brother in law Freddie Lloyd of Philadelphia, Pa., sister in law Kim (Thomas) Bennett of Atlanta, Ga., a slew of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family. A memorial service was held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Rev. T.N. Granville ofciating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Submitted photoCelebrating 15 yearsInternational Christian Fellowship of LaBelle celebrates the 15th Pastoral Anniversary of their pastors: Rev. Sammy Co and Rev. Tracy Co, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. Founding Pastor, Rev. Jerry F. Dean of Jacksonville, will be the guest speaker. The community and those that have been a part of International Christian Fellowship are cordially invited. Dinner will be served after the service. The Church is located at 233 Clark Street in LaBelle. For more information, please call 863-675-1112 or 863-675-4227. Church Briefs

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The Pee Wee Calf, Beef Breeding and Market Steer Show held on Tuesday, February 11h at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds consisted of pee-wee, 4-H and FFA members showing their calves, bulls, heifers, and steers. The steers exhibited at the show ranged in w eight from 1,031 pounds to 1,216 pounds. Mr. Pat Hogue of Okeechobee, Florida served as the of cial judge for the evening. The beef breeding show was sponsored by J im and Linda Bar eld and the steer show w as sponsored by Family Eye Care. Twelve calf exhibitors began the evening answering questions about their project. The Pee Wee exhibitors consisted of Jacob Bischel, Brooke Black, Jacob Davis, Carli Hendry, Riley Howard, Austlynn Lott, Kaelyn Murray, Ty Murray, CJ Obern, Dallen Steelman, Gracie Swails, and Clayton Waldron. A ll of the pee-wee exhibitors received a personalized feed bucket for their participation and hard work raising a calf for the show. The beef breeding cattle was judged on size, growth potential, muscle, balance, structural correctness, capacity, and sex characteristics. The steers were judged on muscling, correctness of nish, balance, capacity, size, as well as carcass desirability. Showmanship was judged on the ability to exhibit an animal to its best advantage, as w ell as the overall care and training of the animal. The exhibitors were also judged on control, presentation to the judge, awareness of the judge, as well as knowledge of the specie. Planning, practicing, and neat appearance will assist the exhibitor in being successful. In the Beef Breeding division: Blake Crawford, Justin Mickelsen and Windall Tindall received blue ribbons for their breeding stock. Blake captured Grand Champion with his Brangus heifer. Windall achieved Receive Champion with his Santa Gertrudis cow. In the Showmanship division: Blake achieved the rst place award with Windall capturing the second place award. In the Steer division: Blake Crawford, Bryson Crawford, McKenzie Reddish, Katelyn Steelman and Windall Tindall received blue ribbons for their entry. Windall captured the Grand Champion award as well as the Hendry County Bred Grand Champion award with his 1,164 pound steer. The producer of Windall's calf was Jim Bar eld and was purchased by Eli's Western Wear. Receiving the Reserve Champion award was McKenzie. McKenzie's steer weighed-in at 1,216 pounds and was purchased by Beck Construction. Bryson was awarded the Hendry County Bred Reserve Champion Award with his steer weighing 1,149 pounds. Crawford Ranch was the producer of Bryson's calf and was purchased by Okeechobee Livestock Market. To be awarded the honor of receiving the Hendry County Bred Grand and Reserve Champion Steer award, the calf had to be born in Hendry County or the producer is a current member of the Hendry County Cattlemen's Association. McKenzie achieved the rst place award in the Senior showmanship division with Katelyn taking the second place award. Blake captured the rst place award with Windall achieving the second place award in the Junior showmanship category. Furthermore, the rst place average daily gain monetary award went to Bryson with his steer gaining 3.14 lbs/day with McKenzie's steer gaining 2.69 lbs/day winning the second place monetary award. In the Junior Herdsman division: Bryson received the rst place award with the second place award going to Windall. In the Senior Herdsman division: McKenzie captured the rst place award with Katelyn receiving the second place award. Katelyn, McKenzie, and Windall are members of the A-1 Steer 4-H Club. Blake and Bryson are members of the Double "H" Livestock 4-H Club. Justin is a member o f the All Kinds of Critters 4-H Club. The sponsors of the event are greatly appreciated as well as the LYL committee, 4-H / FFA leaders and parents. All of the exhibitors did a great job exhibiting their critters. The A-1 Steer 4-H Club is led by Mr. Jim Bar eld and Mrs. Patricia McGill, the Double "H" Livestock 4-H Club is under the direction o f Ms. Colette Willis and the All Kinds of Critters 4-H Club is led by Cathy Mickelsen. Ms. Jennifer Pack provided leadership to the Pee Wee calf exhibitors. Big O Fish Tales ContestShare your story about “ shing Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River watershed and you could win a great dinner at What’s your best shing tale?Tell us about the biggest “ sh you ever caught, the time a monster “ sh got away, a too close for comfort encounter with an alligator, meeting someone„or something„ unusual while “ shingWinner receives a $100 gift certi“ cate for Tin Fish Restaurant!Email your entry to GO@newszap.comPhotos are encouraged (but not required) € Email photos as a .jpg attachmentEntry Deadline: March 7 at noon Stories appearing in the March 13 & 14 GO Come read the stories the contestants are sending in on the Tin Fish Wall of Stories.Ž 863.357.0722 € 301 N. Parrott AveTin Fish „ e Hottest Place to Eat in Okeechobee! Were looking for stories that are: € Funny € Amazing € Scary € HeartwarmingAttention Area Fishermen! Saltwater Anglers As Well! 7 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Kids show off cattle, skill at LaBelle Livestock Show Submitted photo/ Jerri Lynn MerrittTop Cattle at LaBelle Livestock ShowTOP: Front Row Bryson Crawford; Back Row Windall Tindall, McKenzie Reddish, Katelyn Steelman and Blake Crawford MIDDLE: Left to Right Blake Crawford and Windall Tindall BOTTOM: Left to Right Windall Tindall, Kasey Whidden, McKenzie Reddish

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From Southern Heritage Real EstateBROCCOLI CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS€ 2 (10 oz) boxes chopped broccoli € 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup € 1 cup mayonnaise € 2 eggs, beaten € 1 medium onion, chopped € Salt and pepper, to taste € 1 cup sharp grated cheese € stick margarine, melted € package Pepperidge Farm Stuf“ ng Mix, herb seasoned DIRECTIONS Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain well. Combine soup, mayonnaise, eggs, onions, salt & pepper. Add to broccoli. Pour into 1 quart casserole. Sprinkle cheese on top. Pour melted margarine over cheese. Spread stuf“ ng on top. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. FIND YOUR NEW HOME HERE RECIPE OF THE WEEK! 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street €LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL € Marilyn Sears … Lic. Real Estate Broker CHECK THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTINGS.... 3BR/2BA, 2002 DW HOME LOCATED EAST OF LABELLE. $48,000 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED HOME ON CORNER LOT IN BELMONT. $114,900 4BR/4BA TWO STORY HOME ON 4.88 ACRES EAST OF TOWN. $199,900 MANUFACTURED HOMES $41,900 Bank Owned 1,782 sq. ft. 3/2 in N. Ft Myers. $42,900 Bank Owned 3/2 1,800 sq. ft in Clewiston. $59,900 Lake front 3/2 on 1/2 acre just minutes from schools & shopping. $59,900 Country living Spacious 4BR/2BA on 1/2 ac. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. HOMES $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. $74,500 OLDER home 3/1 with in-ground pool & outbuilding/workshop on 1 ac in the city. New A/C, fenced. $102,500 Quiet dead end street in Belmont remodled 3/2 w/screened lanai. $119,000 Custom 3/2/2 with 10 ft ceilings & nice cabinets. Close to the Ranchettes. EXECUTIVE HOMES $229,000 Riverfront Foreclosure = Opportunity. 3/2 pool home with over 1,300 sq. ft workshop/garage. $239,000 3/2 +of“ ce on 2.64 ac with 200 ft on the Caloosahatchee River. Needs TLC. Possible additional homesite. $287,500 Historical home built in the 1920s in the heart of LaBelle on 1 ac. 6BR/2BA $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. $399,000 Private 10 acre tree farm w/custom 2/2. Property features guest home, dog kennels, large barn and more. $680,000 Riverfront pool home on 6.5 acres. Loads of features inside and out, including 2 docks plus boat basin. Upgraded appliances and much more. SOLDUNDER CONTRACTSOLD 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 AndrewsSOLD BUILT TO ORIGINAL OWNERS DREAM HOME DESIGN this 1989 home has good bonesŽ„including an open ” oor plan with cathedral ceilings and spacious living areas and bedrooms and is located on an oversized corner lot in one of LaBelles nicest neighborhoods. This home needs a new roof, new central air & heat unit and TLC but will be well worth your investment in this great family home in a great family location! $99,900. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com180 N. Bridge St.  LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Donna Kane, David Pinard, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons, Denise Walker and Nikki Yeager. RENTAL: 3BR/2BA Home on fenced 1 acre. $750/month 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. $69,900. € 3/2 CBS home on .27+/-acre. Features 1,739+/sq. ft. living area, ceramic tile, spacious master suite and much much more. $55,000. € 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. $33,000. € 2/2 with 962+/sq. ft. living area, attached garage and screened porch. $40,000. € 3/1 home located in the city of Clewiston. $35,200. € 3/1 in City of Clewiston. Needs some TLC. $24,900. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLD 8 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Submitted photoLHS Boys Powerlifting team Moonlight Movie March 10, 7:30 p.m.The LORAX, by Dr. Seuss is about a boy searching for the one thing that will win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To nd the one thing, he rst must discover the story of the Lorax, a grumpy, yet charming creature who ghts to protect his world. Bring the kids, lawn chairs and/ or a blanket and enjoy Spring Break with this free, family friendly movie. It's a cinch to not get pinched! March 13, 1:008:00 p.m. Ward off all of those would be pinchers by making a green' Friendship Bracelet 18 p.m. on the 13th. Be a Friend of the Library $10 Annual Fee. Barron Library Annual Meeting March 17, 6:00 p.m. You are invited to the Annual Meeting of the library. This is an opportunity to learn about the services the library has to offer, and the great things the library has been doing as well as plans for the future. Fun at the library Volleyball tournamentBig Smiles Relay for Life team is hosting a volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 15. for a day of fun and competition! Team registration $10 per player. To register a team, please call 675-3421. Trophies/prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.Bull Pit MinistryBull Pit Ministry offers free admission to its March Buck Out Sunday, March 22, 7 p.m. LaBelle Rodeo Grounds. Bull riding, barrels, racing events. Free fun and excitement. Call in on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. (bull/steer riders). Mike MacDowell 863-673-2765.Caloosa Sports ShootersFun shoot Saturday, March 18. Registration 8 a.m.; shoot begins 9 a.m. at the Hendry County Sheriff's Gun Range, 700 Witt Road, (off SR 80, just east of Hendry Isles Blvd.) $35 entry fee which includes 75 targets, lunch, trophies and prizes. For more Call Bruce Caudill at 239-989-2379. Sports Shorts

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9 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Submitted photoVisual art needed by Arts of InlandVisual Artists are invited to submit up to two framed/gallery wrapped pieces of art for the judged Inspirations Art Show to be held April 6, 2014 in the Crown Room at the Majestic Golf Club, 350 Homestead Rd. S., Lehigh Acres, FL. For complete prospectus and application, please visit our website: www. artsoftheinland.com. Art mediums accepted: watercolor, mixed media, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastels & charcoals. Works must have been completed within the last two years. Works which have received an award higher than honorable mention in any AOI or ACSWF shows are not eligible. All work must be original. Applications must be received by March 28, 2014. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. Entry fees for Arts of the Inland and Art Council of Southwest Florida members is $10 per artwork. Non-members fee is $20 per entry. For further information contact: LaVon Koenig 239-303-5849 or artsinland@gmail.com. Arts of the Inland reaches out to all types of artists living in the interior of South Central Florida. LHS students are pictured at the February 1 Third Annual Inland Arts & Music festival at Barron Park. Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantQuilt winnerTina Noel of the LaBelle Woman’s Club shows off the beautiful and colorful quilt handmade by club members and raf ed off over Swamp Cabbage weekend. The lucky winner is Dean Holland of Chattanooga, TN. Proceeds will be used for scholarships from the LaBelle Woman’s Club. The Annual Meeting of the Arts of the Inland will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Riverbend Clubhouse, 1031 Riverbend Drive, LaBelle. (North on Hwy. 29 across the Caloosahatchee River, turn north on to Riverbend Drive, follow the road for 1-1/2 miles. The clubhouse is the rst building on the right.) The public is invited. There will be a special demonstration by A OI member Donna Thewlis on the Art of Porcelain Painting, using powdered minerals mixed with oil on porcelain tiles some as thin as paper. Her artwork is then red in a kiln several times, framed and wired for hanging. Donna is a member of local and state Porcelain Painters and has won many awards in various competitions. Go to the Arts of the Inland website for further information. www.artsoftheinland. com or contact LaVon Koenig at 239-3035849 or artsinland@gmail.com. A rtists plan annual meeting That in the early 1900s, farmers used their fences to communicate. In some isolated farmers' communities, it was not cost effective for corporations to invest on the telephone infrastructure. Instead, the existing extent of barbed wire fences could be use to transmit electric signals and connect phones in neighboring farms. Did you know

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Education today announced improvement in healthy behaviors for Florida’s high school y outh. Recent statistics from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicate signi cant progress in three health behaviors that contribute to a healthier weight for Florida’s students. New data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey show improvements in the following areas:  A decrease in the percentage of high school students who drank soda 1 or more times daily from 31% in 2007 to 22.1% in 2013.  An increase in the percentage of high school students who had suf cient physical activity, de ned as 60 minutes per day on ve or more of the past seven days, from 38.4% in 2007 to 43.9% in 2013.  A decrease in the percentage of high school students who watched three or more hours of TV on an average school day from 40.2% in 2007 to 31.2% in 2013. “These encouraging results demonstrate that Florida’s high school students are acting on the health messages provided through collaboration with our partners like the Department of Education,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong. “This joint effort has created supportive school environments that help our students make healthier choices, such as drinking more water, being more active, and watching less television. “We’re proud to partner with the Florida Department of Health to promote healthy behaviors for our students,” said Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart. “The survey results show that students are making informed decisions that allow them to focus on learning that will prepare them for success in college, a career and in life.” Healthiest Weight Florida is a publicprivate collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-pro t organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. For more information, please visit www.HealthiestWeightFL.com The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. DoH announce improvements in health behaviors for Florida youth EZAuto Sales6345 W State Road 80 LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-1866EZ101SALES.COMGuaranteed Credit Approval Chip Dorn EZAuto Sales6345 W State Road 80 LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-1866 hemirandall@aol.comEZ101SALES.COMGuaranteed Credit Approval Randy Hamilton HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 10 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Submitted photosLES January Students of the MonthPre-k-1st grade students Front row from left: Yocelin Centeno, Juan Acevedo, Brendy Martinez-Aparicio, Counsuelo Secaida-Lee. Middle row from left: Diana Trejo, Daniel Santos, Sebastian Raymundo, Morgan Wilson. Back row from left: Jonathan Guzman-Hernandez, Keidy Gamez, Ayriana Hart, Alfredo PachecoOrtiz, Emilio Botello. Submitted photos2nd and 3rd grade students Front row from left: Tucker Handley, Pricila Rodriguez, Mariah Esquivel, Flor Gomez. Back row from left: Daniel Baza, Trent Handley, Sandra Ramos, Estefani Flores, Danae Serrano, Micaela Ramirez. Submitted photos4th and 5th grade students From left: Nicholas Alonzo, Madison Murrah, Mia Erebia and Jose Puerto.

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Electronics, furniture, clothing, gardening tools, fax, photo printer, security equipment, alarms, stereo and more. Call Mario 863-675-3832 for more info Garage/ Yard SalesCraft/Flea Market Thursday, March 13 8:30am -12:30pm Grandma’s Grove 2250 SR 80W Lunch by Chef Ray 11am to 12:30 For tables call Theo 1-517-914-1875 cell RE-UZ-IT Thrift Store 260 S. Industrial Loop Bunk beds, dining sets, patio set, sofas, rugs, mattress, tools, misc 863-673-3620 863-675-5741 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 WORLD CLASS BARBER, 216 S Main St Ste 3 Labelle Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full Time When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICAL SKILLSUS Sugar is seeking candidates for Mechanical Heavy Equipment Positions• Understand shop manuals, wiring diagrams, hydraulic schematics, and parts books • Basic operating knowledge of scanners, multimeters, ow meters, etc.• Perform basic engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment including but not limited to cane elevators, harvesters, tractors, air compressors, and other support equipment• Basic conceptual knowledge of how to safely inspect, maintain, diagnose/troubleshoot, install and repair either in part or in whole equipment such as engines, fuel systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, pneumatic systems, cooling systems, A/C systems, transmissions (including manual, automatic, powershift, in nitely variable, constantly variable, etc.), hydrostatic systems, gear boxes, pumps, conveyors, fans, valves, nal drives, tracks, etc.• Basic conceptual understanding of electronic engine management controls (including fuel, air, exhaust, emissions, etc), electronic transmission controls, electronic hydraulic controls, electronic HVAC controls, GPS and RTK guidance systems, etc. EMAIL: Jdooley@ussugar.com OR Apply Online at www.ussugar.com How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full TimePROJECT MANAGER-SCIENTIST •MS or PhD in applicable eld (molecular biology, plant pathology, entomology, physiology, horticulture, agronomy, etc.) •Ability to manage a project with a minimum of supervision •Ability to work in a team environment •Ability to supervise people •Familiarity with analytical procedures •Effective communication skills •Computer skills including: Excel Access PowerPoint ArcGIS SAS, XLSTAT, or other statistical packages Other speci c software applicable to the job • Proven ability to manage a project On time Identify and accomplish key goals Ability to identify critical gaps Effectively solve problems Develop and adapt procedures as necessary Conduct statistical analyses Summarize results in oral/written/presenta-tion formatSouthern Gardens in Clewiston, Fl is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida notfrom-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and others. EOEEMAIL CV and reference list to: rkress@southerngardens.com Employment Full TimeDRIVER WANTED Semi Tractor Trailer, Dump & Cement tanker experience. 863-674-1011 M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full Time Home SalesLABELLE 2/2 unfurnished condo, tiled oor, berber carpet, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances included. Located in Villas at River Run. $67,500.(863) 517-0162. Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! 11 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds

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Senior Technician • BS or MS in an applicable eld (biology, molecular biology, plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, horticulture, etc.) • 2+ years of laboratory experience in: DNA/RNA isolation PCR ELISA Media and buffer preparation •Ability to work in a team environment •Ability to work independently •Pro ciency with Microsoft Of ce products Excel Access Powerpoint •Willingness to work in the eld as well as the laboratory •Willingness to learn new skills Southern Gardens in Clewiston Fl, is both a citrus grower and major supplier of 100% pure Florida not-from-concentrate orange juice to the private label industry and major brands. Position provides an excellent bene ts package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401-K, and others. EOE. Email CV and reference list to: rkress@southerngardens.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488STAFF ACCOUNTANT POSITION SUMMARY Prepares income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements, and various other accounting statements and reports. Analyzes nancial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures as well as reviews and veri es the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classi cations assigned to various records. Conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures. QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: Two to Three years of accounting experience preferred. Intermediate Microsoft Of ce skills. Good interpersonal skills. Understanding of company-wide budgets and forecasting processes. Knowledge in accounting software packages and programs. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full TimePLUMBERS HELPER NEEDED. EXPERIENCE HELPFUL. CALL 863-675-1155 FOR AN INTERVIEW. Employment Part TimeCOOK STAFF /KITCHEN HELP WANTED. Riverside Retreat is seeking a cook and kitchen assistant to prepare and serve meals for guest groups. Intermittent weekends throughout the year. Full time 4 weeks each summer. Contact Martha Pierce at 863-675-0334 or mpierce@umriversideretreat.org. 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-831 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A. as trustee on behalf of BCMSC SECURITIZATION TRUST 2001-A, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street St. Paul, MD 55102 Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL D. ROTHENHOEFER A/K/ A MICHAEL DAVID ROTHENHOEFER, LISA MICHELE ROTHENHOEFER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KRISTEN K. CLEVENGER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD L. CLEVENGER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAR Y CLEVENGER, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD L. CLEVENGER, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAR Y CLEVENGER YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Hendry, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 9, BLOCK B, CROSS-TIE MOBILE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLA T THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 3, PAGE 103, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 FLEETWOOD 48X26 MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBE R FLFLX70A27522WC31 AND FLFLX70B27522WC31. Commonly known as: 861 E. LINCOLN AVENUE, LABELLE, FL 33935 You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 24th day of February, 2014 CLERK OF COUR T BY: Deputy Cler k 462730 CN 3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that a portion of the following parcel of land owned by the County is available for sale and the County is receiving offers: Parcel: 1-31-43-36-A00-0003.0000 4800 Pioneer 2nd Street Pioneer, Florida Interested persons should contact Charles Chapman at 863-675-5220. 462805 CN 3/6/2014 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at 1233 N. W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida• Property of: Dorothy WalkerBike Bed Spread, TV Cart, Miscellaneous Boxes 462807 SUN 3/6,13/2014 TECHNOLOGY POSITIONSPROGRAMMER-ERP SYSTEMS Work on an ERP team to understand business processes and technical requirements. Candidate will de ne, develop and implement solutions through writing application code [testing, debugging, and documentation]. Through hands-on training, acquire SAP ABAP programming skills. Attributes Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus DESKTOP SUPPORT ANALYST Maximizes uptime and effectiveness of all computer hardware, software, printers and communication devices for up to 1,500 employees. REQUIREMENTS• Strong knowledge of Microsoft products, (Windows XP and Windows 7, Microsoft Of ce 2007, 2010, 2013).• Strong knowledge of computer systems and associated peripherals devices.• Associates Degree or higher in an IT related eld. • A minimum of 2 years of actual experience in the desktop support eld. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time FirewoodFirewood for sale 863-599-9559 Farm ProduceWANTED: Unwanted fruit, oranges and grapefruit. For personal use only. We pick. 863-234-1230 or 239-357-5111 Apartments1 BEDROOM APT, Completely furnished. Ready to move in, near center of LaBelle. $600/mo. + sec. dep. Call 863-234-1153. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time Commercial PropertyIndustrial Building for lease, 4750 sq ft, 16 foot doors, 2500 sq ft outside storage. LaBelle 239-357-9044 Houses Rent3 bedroom house (2006) with tile oors, large bedrooms. Whirlpool tub, 5’ chain link fence. Quiet neighborhood. Please call Dwight 863-677-1114 LaBelle Lrg. 3 br./2ba. on corner lot. Fenced back yard. Rent normally $750 mo., reduced to $550 mo. due to exterior remodeling. 863-675-0104. LABELLE Lrg. 3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., tiled oors, in Port LaBelle/New Section, near schools. 3069 NE Beechwood Cir. $875/mo. 1st, last, sec. 954-873-3322. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time 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 InvestmentPropertyRENTAL PROPERTY 23 UNITS Owner Finance Call (239)300-1221 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Land Sale2 1/2 acres in Pioneer Plantation set up lot with well, septic, and electric. Bring your horses, kids, and 3 wheel Honda’s. Zoned residential 2350 Riviera Ave. $29,000 or best offer. For more information call Regina #863-5 17-0977. 2 acres beautifully wooded between Phillips Road and Murray. 4 miles west of Labelle off highway 80. 20 miles east of Fort Myers. Zoned residential 2290 Phillips Rd. Access from Phillips Road behind 2280. Bring your horses, kids, and 3 wheel Hondas. $ 34,000 or best offer by April 1, 2014. For more information call Moses #561-305-0851 Mobile HomeSaleHandyman special. Labelle Doublewide 3/2 split oorplan steps from the Caloosahatchee River off CR 78 approximately 1 mile to the free public boat ramp. 700 Magnolia Ave. $45,000 or best offer for more information call Regina 863-517-0977. More than a handyman special. Labelle single wide with Caloosahatchee River view. Approximately 1 mile to the free public boat ramp. Remodeling started. New front deck, plywood oors,windows, doors, and stud walls. Needs your completion. 674 Magnolia Ave. $36,000 or best offer. For more information call Regina 863-517-0977. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Pickup Trucks2002 FORD RANGER XLT 4-cylinder, 5-speed, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, CD, power locks, tinted windows, new ball joints, new shocks, new power steering pump, new clutch, new brakes, new exhaust [cat back], recent plugs, wires, coil, recent tires. 170K miles $4,500 / rm (863)673-5916 Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds

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CITIZEN’S ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE The Glade’s County Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss Glades County applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program for the FFY 2013 funding cycle. The Citizen’s Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the Glades County Courthouse located at 500 Avenue J.SW, Moore Haven, Florida. The public is invited to attend. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Paul Carlisle, County Manager, Glades County at (863) 946-6000 or by e-mail at pcarlisle@myglades.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). 463017 CN 3/6/2014 *NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 for the following Proposals: E1N58-R0 Mechanical Sweeping of Roadways and Bridge Decks in Highlands, Okeechobee County E1N61-R0 Repairing Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, and Curb & Gutters on State Primary Roadway System in Lee, Glades, Hendry County E1N62-R0 Long Line Paint Striping in Lee, Glades, Hendry County Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 461859 CN/CB 2/27;3/6/2014 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING FOR GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GERBER GROVES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, A DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL DISTRICT GOVERNED BY CHAPTER 298, FLORIDA STATUTES, WILL HOLD THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE DALLAS B. TOWNSEND AGRICULTURAL CENTER, 1085 PRATT BOULEVARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR FOR A THREE YEAR TERM AND TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THROUGH THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OR OTHERWISE, OF DISTRICT WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND TO TAKE ALL OTHER ACTION THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. ANYONE WISHING TO APPEAL ANY ACTION TAKEN AT THE ABOVE REFERENCED MEETING IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE A VERBATIM RECORD MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. IF AN INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS SOUD AT (863) 675-3903. 462991 CN 3/6,13/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the year 2013, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Of ce, 1995 West Hwy 27, Clewiston, Florida on Tuesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., for the purpose of: 1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine. 3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT BY: Sam Williams, President 463048 CN 3/6/2014 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Florida Conservancy District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Kenneth McDuf e Chairman 461851 SUN 2/27;3/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4244 2010 4104329-04021690100 David Scott Washburn Lot 10, Block 2169, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463075 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4243 2010 4104329-04021680150 Javier Zelaya Lot 15, Block 2168, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463074 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Ilene & Jon Klasfeld Co Tr, 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 2513 2006 4104329-04021420030 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 3, Block 2142, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462044 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III, 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 3189 2007 4104329-06023460140 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 14, Block 2346, PORT LABELLE UNIT 6, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 109, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462045 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Richard III, 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 3200 2007 4104329-07022040110 CHL Holdings Inc Lot 11, Block 2204, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 116, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462046 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2839 2010 1074433-03000230080 Denton II LLC Lot 8, in Block 23, of WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 1 thru 2, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463080 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4171 2010 4104329-03021320130 Nick & Berta Bellino Lot 13, in Block 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463081 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4400 2010 4104329-07022040230 Ella III LLC Lot 23, in Block 2204, PORT LABELLE UNIT 7, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 116, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463083 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTAFFECTED RULES: 40E-2.091, 40E-10.021, 40E-10.031, 40E-10.041, F.A.C.SUMMARY: This rulemaking must be completed prior to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ execution of a Project Partnership Agreement to costshare construction for the Caloosahatchee River West Basin Storage Reservoir (C-43 Reservoir) Project, which is a Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Project. As a prerequisite to the Corps’ execution, the District must legally protect the water for the natural system as identi ed in the Project Implementation Report. The District elected to use its water reservation authority described in subsection 373.223(4), F.S., to reserve all of the water contained within and released from the C-43 Reservoir for the protection of sh and wildlife in the Caloosahatchee River. The District is proposing to amend these rules to include language relative to this water reservation. No new consumptive use permitting criteria, new or additional permit analysis, or restriction of allocation of surface water is proposed. TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: April 10, 2014, beginning 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For further information please contact Don Medellin, Principal Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6340 or (561) 682-6340, or Jennifer Bokankowitz, Attorney, South Florida Water Management District, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, (800) 432-2045, ext. 2258 or (561) 682-2258. For procedural issues, contact Jan Sluth, Senior Paralegal, South Florida Water Management District, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6299 or (561) 682-6299. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Af fected persons are advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact the District Clerk at (800) 432-2045, ext. 2087 or (561) 682-2087 at least ve business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements. 462715 ON 3/5 CGS 3/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 542 2010 1324229-A0000560000 Denton II LLC The East one-half of the following described property as divided by a North-South line parallel to the East boundary thereof. The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter and the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter, EXCLUDING the East 178.99 feet and EXCLUDING the North 150 feet of the West 375 feet of Section 32, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress and egress across the North 30 feet thereof. Subject to a perpetual easement for ingress, egress and utilities across the East 30 feet thereof and across the South 30 feet of the East 200 feet thereof. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463077 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 839 2010 1274329-01000A10040 Davis Bros Music Co c/o Julie K Strickland From the intersection of the South line of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, with the centerline of State Road 29, run N 3 degrees 47’ W along the centerline of State road 29, a distance of 1514.3 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. Thence N 87 degrees 49 E, 450 feet; thence S 3 degrees 45’ W, 100 feet; thence S 87 degrees 49’ W, 450 feet; thence N 3 degrees 47’ W, 100 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS the Westerly 50 feet for right-of-way of State Road 29. Being in Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida and commonly known as Business Lots 4-7, inclusive, Section A-1, LABELLE RANCHETTES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463078 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv, LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 879 2010 1274329-01000E20340 Juan Esquivel THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: From the intersection of the South line of Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, with the centerline of SR 29, run N 03 degrees 51’ W, along the centerline of SR 29, a distance of 400 feet to the P.O.B. Thence N 86 degrees 26’ E 450 feet; thence S 03 degrees 51’ E 125 feet; thence S 86 degrees 26’ W 450 feet; thence N 03 degrees 51’ W 125 feet to the P.O.B. Less the Westerly 50 feet for the right-ofway of SR 29. More commonly known as Business Lots 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, Section E-2, LaBelle Ranchettes, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463084 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4239 2010 4104329-04021650020 James V Pridgen Lot 2, Block 2165, PORT LABELLE UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463085 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 MOWING BID Barron Water Control District is accepting SEALED bid proposals up to 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the District of ce, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL for mowing canal rights-of-way. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the District of ce located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, Florida 33935 (for pick up), PO Box 1606, LaBelle, FL 33975-1606 (mailing address) or by calling 863-675-0346. This solicitation does not commit the District 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 District 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 District. Barron Water Control District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Workplace. Mark Colbert, Chairman Board of Supervisors 462993 CN 3/6,13,20/2014 Public NoticePUBLIC HEARING NOTICE for ZONING, PLANNING & ADJUSTMENT BOARD MEETING and CITY COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING The Zoning, Adjustment & Planning Board (ZAP) of City of Pahokee, by this instrument, noti es the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project:The below listed property is currently zoned as Single Family (SF-5) and is requested to be re-zoned to Neighborhood Commercial to permit of ces and retail. ADDRESS: 170 S. Bar eld Highway, Pahokee, FL 33476 PROPERTY OWNER: Pahokee Professional Of ces, LLC PCN: 48-37-42-17-03-000-0140 The Zoning, Adjustment & Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on March 18, 2014. at the City of Pahokee’s Commission Chambers, 360 E. Main Street, to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by the ZAP Board and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Commission for their nal approval. The City Commission Planning & Zoning Agency will hold a Public Hearing on April 8, 2014 in the Commission Chambers, 360 E. Main Street, at 7:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. 463019 CN 3/6/2014 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South Shore Drainage District is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 10:30 A.M., at the of ce of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of: 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years. 2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the landowners may determine; and 3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT By: /tlv/ Bazil K. Anderson President 461852 SUN 2/27;3/6/2014 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3691 2010 3014334-01004950061 Rogelio Azua & Magda Elena Silva Lot 12, Block 495, of the GENERAL PLAN OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA, as revised September 7, 1937, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 71-78, 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 Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463079 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3062 2010 1214334-01000050080 Alice M Britton Lot 8, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462050 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3067 2010 1214334-01000050130 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 13, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462052 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida StatutesNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 46 2010 1094328-A0000040100 Harry T Spotts Commence at the West one-quarter corner of Section 10, Township 43 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida: thence N 1 degree 12’ 19” W, a distance of 50.00 feet to the North right-of-way of State Road 78 and the Point-of-Beginning; thence S 89 degrees 25’ 30” E, along said North right-of-way, a distance of 175.00 feet; thence N 1 degree 12’ 19” W, a distance of 684.50 feet to the center-line meander of Jacks branch as December 3, 1973: thence Westerly along said center-line meander to a point that bears N 1 degree 12’ 19” W, a distance of 709.00 feet and N 89 degrees 25’ 30” W, a distance of 172.00 feet from Point-of-Beginning; thence S 1 degree 12’ 19” E, a distance of 709.00 feet; thence S 89 degrees 25’ 30” E, a distance of 172.00 feet to the Point-of-Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT the East 175 feet as measured perpendicular. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463076 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1009 2010 1294529-A0000080000 Jesus Carlos Ortiz Begin at the Northeast corner of the Southeast one-quarter, Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida; thence S 01 degree 44’ 50” W, 1322.57 feet to the Point-of-Beginning; thence continue 285.63 feet; thence N 89 degrees 35’ 15” W, 157.54 feet to the Easterly right-of-way of SR 29; thence N 00 degrees 36’ 30” W along right-of-way, 285.34 feet; thence N 89 degrees 20’ 56” E, 169.18 feet to the East line Section and 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462164 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Te a Investments, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4211 2010 4104329-03021390110 Virginia C Lawter + Martha C Deuterman + Barbara J Lawter + L Candice McCraken + Linda Lee Lot 11, in Block 2139, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 73, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 10th day of April, 2014. Dated this 26th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 463082 CN 3/6,13,20,27/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, 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 1843 2008 1244432-A0000140000 GAME Investments Inc The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 24, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5399, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462053 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3066 2010 1214334-01000050120 Daisy Bell Williams c/o Lois Gray Prof Bus Svc Lot 12, Block 5, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 4 TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, of the Current 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462051 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, 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 2361 2009 1314433-A0001340000 David & Yasmin K McGee The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5846, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462047 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Ameribank % Kingery/Crouse Magnolia TC2 SA LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1011 2010 1294529-A0000090000 Jesus Carlos Ortiz Starting at the Southeast corner of Section 29, Township 45 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida, and running North 363.5 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence running West 150 feet; thence North 264 feet; thence East 160 feet; thence South to the Point of Beginning, less State Road right-of-way. 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 First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462049 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the County of Hendry, 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 2302 2008 1364432-A0000700100 Luis Antonio Sanz The West one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of Section 36, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 4746, MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at www.hendry.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. on the First Thursday in the month of April, 2014, which is the 3rd day of April, 2014. Dated this 12th day of February, 2014. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 462048 CN 2/20,27;3/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 14 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 The Big “O” Birding Festival will be held March 9 through March 13 to coincide with the migration of the Swallow-tailed Kite. Guided trips will originate at the Port LaBelle Inn in LaBelle. Travel by bus, boat, buggy, car pool, or own you own vehicle in search of Swallow-tailed Kites and other area specialty birds. The list of events and programs for this annual event are available at the LaBelle or Clewiston Chambers, on the web at www.bigobirdingfestival.com. Some events are free and prices vary for the guided trips. Phone 863-675-0444 or e-mail bigobirdingfestival@gmail.com for information or to volunteer to help with the festival. The Big “O” Festival will begin with a free “Meet and Greet” in the Port LaBelle Inn Courtyard on Sunday, March 9, from 5-7 p.m. There are still a few openings for local authors, photographers, and artists who would like to display or sell their work at the Time for Big “O” Birding FestivalSee Bird — Page 15

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Sunday “Meet and Greet.” Mark your calendars for free programs during the Festival in the Sabal Palm Room at the Port LaBelle Inn. On Sunday, March 9, at 7 p.m. Paddy Cunningham (Birding Adventures) will present “Bird Behavior-A Key to Better ID.” At 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Dr. Paul Gray’s (Audubon Florida) program will be an “Update on the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, Perhaps Our Most Endangered Bird.” Tuesday’s Program at 7 p.m. will feature Mark Kiser’s presentation “Out of the Country: Birding Rural Florida.” Wednesday’s program will begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Richard Raid presenting “Barn Owls-Nature’s Mousetrap”. Board the bus after the program. for an Owl Hoot at Riverside Retreat for $10. A limited number of tickets ($35 each) are still available for the 6-9 p.m. Thursda y night Social and Keynote Dinner featuring an entertaining program by Greg Miller of “The Big Year” book fame. Greg will be available to autograph “The Big Year” books and video. Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers will host pre-festival birding trips on Saturday, March 8, and Sunday, March 9, at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Birders and/or photographers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the STA5 Deer Fence Canal Trailhead. To make a reservation please e-mail Margaret England at sta5birding@embarqmail.com or call: 863-674-0695. BirdContinued From Page 14 Submitted photoLHS January Students and AthletesTOP: Paul Luckey and Ernestina Deras Students of the Month. BOTTOM: Logann White, AJ Ayala and Jasmine Deleon -Athletes of the Month. APPLIANCES & REPAIRS Q U A L I T Y U S E D A P P L I A N C E S A N D R E P A I R S 863-673-8944 35 S. Main St.  LaBelle, FL 863-673-1737Se Habla Espaol Licensed & Insured #2006258472167 CAR RENTAL CALL FOR A QUOTE TODAYPeople are searching f or your services! Let them know where to find you with an ad in our Business & Service DiretoryAd prices can go as low as $13.52 per week with a 52-week contract Call us at 863-675-2541 For more information ADVERTISING PAYS! CHIROPRACTIC PARRISH FAMILY CHIROPRACTICDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 Fax (863) 324-8149 ROOFING Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Of“ce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 15 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 LaBelle High School will be moving to the more traditional seven period schedule next school year. Rather than take ve classes for three trimesters per year, LHS students will now be taking seven classes, two semesters per year. Each class will now last between 50 and 60 minutes rather than 70 minutes. There are a number of advantages that the seven period schedule will offer our students. For one, students can now count on continuity of instruction in a way that the current schedule system would often not allow. The structure of the seven period day allows students to take the second half of a class immediately after they’ve taken the rst. Currently, on the trimester, a student might take the rst half of Geometry in the 1st trimester and then not take the second half of the class until the 3rd trimester, resulting in a 12 week gap between courses. The seven period schedule will also allow students to take their classes with the same teacher rather than have two or even three different teachers for the same subject in the same school year. This will make it easier for you and your son/daughter to get to know and develop a relationship with his/ her teacher. The seven period schedule will also make for an easier transition from semester to semester. Students no longer have to worry about transitioning to new classes every 12 weeks. In addition, with less schedule adjustments, the guidance department will have more time to devote to supporting our students. The seven period schedule will also allow our school calendar to be more closely aligned with the rest of the county and state. Parents/ Guardian will no longer have to keep track of two different calendars in regards to your son/daughter’s report card and parent conference dates. In addition, under the seven period schedule, students will more likely be enrolled in the class that they’ll be taking an FCAT or End of Course (EOC) exam in when they take the test. The seven period schedule will also make calculating grade point averages for our athletes and determining their eligibility for a sport easier. We are excited for the advantages that the seven period schedule has to offer our students and are looking forward to answering any questions that you may have about it. Please feel free to call us at (863) 6744120 with an y q uestions. Go Cowbo y s! LHS goes to seven period day

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16 Caloosa Belle March 6, 2014 by Patty BrantCaloosa BelleThis series of articles will be dedicated to recognizing the courage, foresight and entrepreneurship many local residents have shown in their success stories. It is hoped that their stories will serve as beacons for those still plotting their course in life, especially the young people.There are those who say the days of being able to build a good life from the ground up in this country are gone. But if you look around, there are many examples of people w ho still make it in this country the “old fashioned” way. Angel and Lidia Luna are proof that hard w ork is still the ladder to success. A migrant w orker, Angel picked fruit throughout the country, coming here with his family to w ork for the rst time in 1969. He is quick to say that his family always entered legally. His family and Lidia’s knew each other from their family homes in Mexico. Lidia had grown up in California and the two had never really been around each other except w hen their families saw each other on visits back to Mexico. Lidia had gone to school in California and had a good job. Angel did not want the migrant life for his new wife, but she thought it w ould be exciting. So for the rst two years of their marriage the couple followed the crops and Lidia also picked. But Angel was thinking. He only had a few years of education in Mexico and spoke little to no English but he had dreams, persistence and was w illing to work hard. He wanted to open a store, even though he had no experience as an entrepreneur. Always, Angel was thinking . looking for an opportunity to make a better life. His rst restaurant catered to both Americans and his fellow workers. Good reviews from a local food critic helped bring customers in, but the good food kept them coming back. He saw that it was hard to nd Spanish style food back then and realized that furnishing home style food and spices to his fellow workers would be very lucrative. Angel knew there was a need for fresh tortillas among his fellow workers, At that time people made their own tortillas at home hot and tedious work so he opened a tortilla factory in 1990, supplying 200,000 tortillas per day. He continued to pick fruit and eventually became a crew leader. Still, he worked at the tortilla factory after spending all day in the elds. He sold his tortillas at the factory and throughout the area, That’s how he became familiar with lots of small towns around central Florida. He sold his rst boxes of tortillas in Fellsmere. When one customer refused to pay the regular price, they haggled a little till the customer told Angel that “his kid was only good for picking and drinking beer.” That’s when Angel picked himself up and took his business elsewhere, not allowing those stinging words to stop him in any way. He just continued about his business and building for his family’s future. He added a grocery store the following year to ll the demand for Mexican spices and food items; then a restaurant in Okeehcobee. There was lots to learn as Angel started growing his business. One of them was English, which he picked up from other workers as he went along. He knew he’d need it to grow his business. Through the years Angel and Lidia continued to build their business. They went from renting three spaces in a shopping plaza to buying the entire building in Fellsmere and he brought his brothers on as partners in their stores. In 1996 they started a small grocery on SR 29S. He and Lidia, along with his brothers now run ve businesses from LaBelle to Indian River. Angel and Lidia own the La Aztecas, along with Angel’s many brothers. The LaBelle couple handles the one on SR 29S and the one in Immokalee. The family also owns one in North Carolina. Overall, Angel said Hendry is a good place to do business and wants to remind people that Hispanics also help build the economy. He added that about 90 percent of his customers are Hispanic who help the county grow. He said he’s happy in this country and it’s a good place to work. In 2001 the couple took out loans to enlarge their stores. Immokalee was their rst big store. Angel credits banker Raymond Holland and LaBelle resident Larry Bennett with helping them through the process. When the economy soured, Angel said he went from a total of 50 employees in all their stores, down to just 18 workers. His business was cut by about half. Now they’re building back up again. After 25 years of marriage, lled with hard work, ups and down, Angel surprised Lidia with a new house. Angel said that, for 25 years he didn’t know what day of the wee k it was he worked continually. The house is a symbol of the years of united effort to become successful. Over the years, Angel said they have tried to help others when they can. His message: work hard and you can be somebody. This is a good country that will give you a good chance. Angel recalls his “boss man” in Fort Pierce, Joe Ingram a preacher and cre w leader who he said gave him the chance to make money and opened doors for him. Mr. Ingram was at the grand opening of their SR 29S Azteca store in 2004. Angel said in the early days he watched and learned. He tried to do things himsel f and gave people respect. Along with hard work, it’s been a winning combination for the Lunas. Pathways to Success: From picker to entrepreneur Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantAngel and Lidia Luna are proof that hard work is still the ladder to success.