The Caloosa belle

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The Caloosa belle
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EZ Randy Hamilton Chip Dorn 863-675-1866 1EZDRIVE.COM Guaranteed C redit Approval Get a Fresh Start $65/week** Minimum down payment required $500 WAC. Payments based on t1 w CAC $2000 cash or trade equity, plus TTR and $199 dealer fee. $49/week* $77/week* $1,490 Cash* $65/week* Thursday, August 28, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 91 No. 35 Only 14.67 percent of Hendry County’s 16,536 registered voters cast ballots in the Primary election. Locally, only two school board races (nonpartisan) were on the ballot, along with several hospital authority and soil conservation district of ces. Political newcomer Stephanie Schneider Busin will take her seat for School Board District #4. She won 55.18 percent (460 votes) to win the election. Incumbent John Perry Jr., received 31.99 percent (247 votes) and former school board member Judy Cross-McClure from LaBelle received 11.27 percent (87 votes). This district includes parts of Clewiston, Everhigh Port LaBelle. School District #5 Jon Basquin received 68 percent (210 votes) to beat out challenger Patrick Lucey. Mr. Basquin had been chosen by Gov. Scott to ll the last few months of the late Ray Clinard’s position. School District #3 Incumbent Patrick Langford Low turn out for Primary During Zachary Cole Reyna’s short life there was one thing he knew absolutely, he loved to play. Zac was very active and loved to play anything and everything. The impact that Zac’s passing has made, and continues to make, on our small rural community of LaBelle is instrumental in bringing our city and its residents together. Although his presence only blessed our town for a short time, his contributions and legacy has lead our city to focus on some of the smaller things in life that we sometimes take for granted. The Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board has partnered with various community outreach programs and individuals within the community to create a playground that Zac would be proud of. The Zachary Reyna Memorial Playground will be a place where kids of all ages, even adults, will be able to go and be free to have fun. The playground will not only include traditional equipment such as slides, and clubhouses, but also include some nontraditional equipment like the new Net ex web in which kids, and adults can climb all over, and get caught up in all the fun. The park will feature a large play area for kids ranging in age from 2 to 102, an exercise equipment area, For the boy who loved everything by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle It takes a big heart to take a child into your home as your own. Adopting any child is a life altering decision for an entire family. Adopting a special needs child is even more daunting. James and Trish Holland of LaBelle have the will and the strength to accept this challenge and they are getting very close to actually bringing home their adopted son from Eastern Europe. The couple went overseas recently to actually meet their new son and make their status as his parents legal. International adoptions are very complicated. The Hollands had to y to Eastern Europe – the former Soviet Bloc countries – to make the arrangements. They had prayed about this adoption for years, believing it was the Lord’s will. After all the praying and thinking and researching, their dream is about to be complete. They found their new son on a web site called Reecesrainbow, among many children in the same dif cult situation. When they rst came across his photo, they bonded immediately with this little angel, knowing he was the special child for them. With Downs Syndrome, this new child is coming into a loving and welcoming family. In his own part of the world, he and other special children are not welcome. In fact, in many countries they are con ned to a mental institution for life, once they’re reached a certain age. The entire Holland family, James and Tricia, with biological children Gracie and Joshua traveled to Eastern Europe for a six-week stay and the court appearance, which turned out to be only a 15-minute, cut and dry formality. James and Trish are heading back at the end of the month to bring their new son home. It’s been a long haul but it’s almost over now for the Holland family. Their miracle has been secured. Still, many other families are working their way through the international adoption process. Each international adoption costs just under $30,000. Community involvement has been an essential part in bringing this dream to fruition. As always, LaBelle folks stepped up to support their neighbors in their time of need. Last June a fundraiser at First Baptist Church brought in funds and many have donated through the website. As a result, their adoption has been completely paid for. But there are many others still working and Answered prayers for a special needs child Submitted photoVolunteers helped make Zac’s playground a reality. See Zac — Page 2 See Prayers — Page 2 See Primary — Page 2

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Hendry County 4-H Open House/Sign UpHendry County 4-H Open House/Sign Up will be held on Thursday, September 4, from 2:30–6 p.m, at the Dallas B Townsend A gricultural Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. Hendry County 4-H is open to boys and girls ages 5–18 as of September 1 who are interested in “learn by doing” in the areas of, but not limited to, beef, archery, chickens, cooking, dog, government, horse, nature, rabbit, sewing, shotgun, swine, etc. For more information, please call 674-4092 or 983-1598.Check out the museumYou’re invited to celebrate the addition of the H.A. Rider Buildings to Heritage Museum Complex Thursday, September 4, 6–8 p.m., 360 North Bridge Street, LaBelle. Parking available at Harold P. Curtis Honey House directly across North Bridge Street.Kiwanis planning Kids DayPlease mark your calendar! The Annual LaBelle Kiwanis Kid’s Day will be Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Barron Park (LaBelle) V enture Crew car washThe LaBelle Venture Crew 514 will be having a car wash and yard sale at McDonald’s back parking lot September 6 from 7 a.m.-1p.m. We are trying to raise money to get the Crew camping equipment for the upcoming camping season. We are a new group in LaBelle for Young Adults ages 1420. If anyone has donations for the yard sale or camping equipment please contact us at 863-885-1537 or 863-885-1538.Join Girl Scouts!Come by Barron Library on September 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and sign your daughter(s) up for Girl Scouts Grades K-12 have availability. Registration is only $15 w ith nancial assistance for those that need it. Girl Scouts opens a whole new world to explore! Make new friends, go on an adventure, and have fun! Can’t make it? Contact J enifer at jeniferw@gsgcf.org for more details on how to register. Free eye screeningDrs. Parrish and Youmans, optometrists w ho have been serving the area for over 30 years, will be doing their annual “Back to School” vision screening for all Hendry and Glades students through the fth grade during the month of September. Stop by their of ce at 100 N. Main St. any afternoon between 3:30-4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. Ask about their back to school eyewear special. For further information call 675-0761.Car show, family fun dayCome to the Car show and Family Fun day at Carlson Memorial UMC. 310 Campbell St. LaBelle Sunday, September 7, 2014 beginning at 12:00 p.m. Car Show, delicious food, playground and children’s activities! Join us for a blessed time of fellowship and family fun!! Patriotic event to mark 9-11Folks will gather at the LaBelle High School Auditorium for the annual concert honoring the heros and victims of 9-11. On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the LHS Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m., audiences will enjoy songs from the best of our gospel singers and tributes to our emergency personnel and the work they do on our behalf. Everyone is welcome. This event is free to the public and is sponsored by The Gathering of Christian Men. For more information please contact Wayne Wilkins 863-6730767. Remember Saturday, September 13, at 6 p.m. LaBelle High School Auditorium.Kids Fingerprint DaySeacoast Bank’s Fingerprint Day is set for Saturday, September 6, at the LaBelle Branch, 17 N. Lee Street. be there from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Peace Love & Paws coming up The Caloosa Humane Society invites you to support the 5th annual Peace Love & Paws Gala to be held Saturday, October 11, at 5 p.m. at RiverBend Motorcoach Resort. The gala is a beautiful evening reception featuring delectable dining by Cracker Cookin & Caterin, a splendid display of silent auction items, an exciting live auction, and other wonderful ways to support our community animals at the shelter. The Gala allows us to celebrate our mission and recognize those that make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. Sponsorships are still available and you can contact Tricia Boone at 239.872.6050 for additional information. Tickets are $50.00 per person and can be purchased on our website at http://www. caloosahumanesociety.com/ at the shelter (1200 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle), CHS Veterinary Clinic, and the Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your continued support and he hope to see you at the gala!MCA events for AugustThere will be no Regular MCA meeting until the third Thurs. in September. LaBelleCarol A. Ford, 49, was arrested August 24 and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. D/S Norwood was arresting of cer. Edward Laurie Miller, 62, was arrested August 22 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Sgt. Olvares was arresting of cer. Jennifer Lynn Mans eld, 40, was arrested August 22 and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. W. Hainley was arresting of cer. Matthew Clarence Brummett, 30, was arrested August 15 and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, victim between 12-16 years of age. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. 1EZDRIVE.COMGuaranteed Credit Approval EZAuto Sales Chip Dorn Randy Hamilton863-675-1866 Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info HERE’S MY CARD Keep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 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4 Caloosa Belle August 28, 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.Staff : Patty Brant Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina ElskenOur 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. Fixing America/ xing DC COUNTRY FIRSTWe often hear how words have little meaning if not backed up with action. We can turn that around and learn a very important lesson from our Founding Fathers‘ actions. One that is often overlooked but holds the key to solving our problems. These men risked it allfortune, life and honor. Each, largely unsel shly, contributed their particular talents and resources to defeat the British and formed the foundation of this great country. It was a TEAM effort! We will have some well meaning talented people vie for the President’s job with sincere beliefs they have the best plan for A merica. Problem is, by the time the smoke (mud) clears, we have a hard time knowing w here anyone stands on what issues. Also, by going for the ‘Top Spot’ many who would be terri c in a particular cabinet position or agency head have damaged or even burned too many bridges! What I am proposing is too simple to w ork? A conservative group of Americans to propose a full slate of candidates with plans on how to run this country! The group should be non-political, agree to disagree and understand history, economics and today’s political personalities. Charles Krauthemmer to head it up? They would recommend, who in their minds, would be the best person to run this country and right the ship. Then their choice for VP! Such an important position is now one man’s choice!? Once these two are on board in principle, they would have some input on who would make up the cabinet, etc. I believe some of the people who are contemplating running for president would put ‘Country First’ if asked to be part of the team. This slate should be in place early in the primaries. Would Obama have won if the public had known who he was going to select for many key positions? I think not. A problem is a situation looking for a solution and we have huge problems to deal with here at home and internationally. It would be easy to dwell on reasons why this ‘Pie in the Sky” idea would not work but, let’s look for solutions instead. Let’s make our Founding Fathers proud! They gave us the tools, now let’s use them! — From this humble non-political voter an example: — President: Romney —Administrator/ manager who learns from his mistakes. Tougher and puts ‘Country First’. VP: Dr. Ben Carson —A uni er respected by all. Energy: Palin — Drill baby drill. At. General — Tray Gowdy Immigration: Rubio or Perry? Now where do the following t into this very complicated puzzle? Paul, Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Lee, Cruse, Scott, Gingrich, Bolton, The Heritage foundation and other conservative think tanks and many more. This can work! They would campaign as a team and voters would know what to expect from the get go for the rst time! Curt Sinclair — 1370 Crescent Ave., LaBelle, FL. 33935 863-674-1903 Voter -— Veteran (Ranger) #— Senior Citizen —— Small business owner. Letter to the Editor The Bible is the most amazing book ever written in the history of the world. It is the inspired, infallible and inerrant word of God. Though many have attempted to dismiss it from cultures in various countries, the Bible continues to impact people of all lands unlike any other volume. Consider this according to statistics from Wycliffe International, the Society of Gideons and the International Bible Society, 168,000 Bibles are sold, given or distributed in the US every day! The Bible can be read aloud in approximately 70 hours. It contains 1,189 verses, 6,468 commands, 3,268 verses of ful lled prophecy and 3,294 questions. More importantly, the Bible contains 3,500 promises! When one thinks of a promise being given and stated there is an assurance granted by one person to another. A promise is the reasonable ground upon which we expect something to be done. The promises of God is the foundation of our faith. “For no matter how many promises God has made they are ‘Yes’ in Christ” (2 Cor 1:20). Titus 1:2 says “our God is not a liar” and, therefore what he promises will be delivered! Now, we’ve all been disappointed by broken promises. “Daddy, do all fairy tales begin with the words, ‘Once upon a time?” a little girl asked. “No,” he replied the wise dad, “A whole lot of them begin with the words ‘If elected, I promise.’” The good news is God is not running for election. He has no campaign He is competing in over an equally comparable opponent. He is a promise maker and a promise keeper! What does this mean? First, it means that God gives the promises. They are based on the character of God who is faithful and true. God, the Bible says, is of such an impeccable character that “it is impossible for God to lie” (Heb 6:18). Our God is faithful. “For he who promised is faithful” (Heb 10:23). The phrase, “Yes in Christ” means Jesus guarantees the promise. The promises are yes “in Christ.” Spiritual promises are grounded in the ministry of Jesus Christ for the salvation for our sins 1 Peter 3:1822). I know I’m forgiven because Christ died for my sins (1 John 1:7-9. I know I have eternal life because He rose again (Romans 10:9-10). I know I am saved because He promised eternal life (1 John 5:13). I know I am reconciled to God because He made peace through the cross (Colossians 2:13-15). I know I can come to God with con dence because He lives to make intercession for me (Hebrews 4:1215). I know I can do all things because He strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). I kno w I can make it through life’s dif culties because His grace is suf cient (2 Corinthians 10:9-12). I know I can survive hard times because He will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). The promises are yes to me because I believe in Him. The phrase “in Christ” appears 172 times in Paul’s writings to speak of our relationship to Him. “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation” (2 Cor 5:17). It is as the song writer said so long ago and these words have endured the test o f time, “My faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the strongest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ name! On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located across the street from City Hall on Highway 80. The Bible God’s Book Assuring Con dence to All Who Believe Dr. Les Morgan W anted: 1970s LHS Alumns Join your classmates and friends from the classes of 1970 to 1979 for an informal get-together in September. Spend a few hours catching up on the last thirty or forty y ears. Bring yearbooks and photos to share, along with your memories of the life, love and laughter of LaBelle High School. Help us get the word out! Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3-6:30 p.m. at Pancho & Corleone Restaurant, Hwy 80 West (next to American Legion), LaBelle. REGISTER ONLINE: http:// classreport.org/usa/fl/la_belle/lhs/1975/; CONTACT: Judi Kennington-Korf 239-5607285 msjudikk@aol.com or Cindy Miller 863-673-3855 cinmn75-pianogirl@yahoo. com for additional details.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. Community Briefs

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Diabetes. Our free monthly seminar can help you understand and learn how to control it.According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. If you are at risk or currently living with diabetes, the most important thing you can do for your health is to learn how to manage it. Start today by joining our Dietician Sallyanne Boyd for a free, monthly diabetes seminar. Sallyanne will teach you about the risks of diabetes and how you can keep it in check for a long, healthy life.Diabetes Seminar First Thursday of every month 11 a.m. Noon Lehigh Regional Medical Center First Floor Meeting Room For more information and to RSVP, call 368-4551. 1500 Lee Blvd. • Lehigh Acres, FL • LehighRegional.com 5 Caloosa Belle A ugust 28, 2014 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantGetting aquaintedLori Shula hosted an After Hours Social event with the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce August 11 at her Life Counseling of ce in Wallace Plaza, 85 Cowboy Way, Ste. 106. Folks enjoyed good food, raf es and lots of great fun and information. The summerthemed event was another opportunity for local business people to connect. Attendees gathered for a photo with some of the stuffed animals they brought as donations toward the Abuse Treatment and Counseling, Inc. (ACT) effort to provide comfort for young victims. HCSO Deputy Tracie Gaydash was on hand to accept the donations. Caloosa Belle/ Patty Bran t School suppliesThe Ladies of the Moose Chapter 1999 delivered $500 worth of school supplies to LaBelle Elementary School to help get kids off to a good start this school year. Pictured from left: Joann Kyle chapter sec/treas; Sue Gentry chapter senior agent; and Mary Harn, chapter recorder with LES Principal Richard Talada. The chapter is also planning a ngerprint safety event for kids in Septembe r with free food for kids 12 years old and younger and then, on October 31, they're planning a hayride with Moose Lodge 239. Volunteers needed Join the Volunteer Transportation Network. Veterans need drivers with Valid Driver License/Safe Driving Record; Must Pass Free Physical Exam/Back Ground Check, Possess Current Liability Auto Insurance. Volunteer recognition and awards. Contact Hendry County Veteran Service Of ce 863-675-5250 or 863-983-1491.Donate to Salvation ArmyHelp the Salvation Army provide for those in need by donating cans of meat or soup. Please drop them by 133 N. Bridge Street. Community Briefs

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by Patty Brant Caloosa BelleOne resident asked the board to consider Facebook and Twitter accounts for the city, saying they could help greatly to keep residents informed of the city’s activities and programs. She learned that city board members were scheduled to attend a League of Cities program on such technology in Tallahasee, which commissioners felt will be every helpful in improving communication with residents. Residents Dave and Cindy Alexander were concerned about a letter they received about yard sales on their property. They were concerned because they haven’t had any in about a year and could not understand why they got the letter. They were told that the letter was intended as information only. Business owner Patty Ellison, whose consignment store is on N. Bridge Street, brought up traf c issues occurring during Swamp Cabbage and the ability of pedestrians to get around. She was especially concerned about festival goers, especially the elderly, not being allowed to cross at Park Ave. which is closer, and would allow easy access to businesses on the west side of the street. The board realizes that there is a terrible traf c situation during the festival and is working with the sheriff’s of ce to control it better. Two city commissioners were sworn in for their new term as commissioners at the August 13 board meeting. Commissioners Hilda Zimmerrly and T.A. Smith were unopposed.Arts of the InlandPresident of the Firehouse Communit y Theatre and Arts of the Inland board member Mike Shough asked the city commission to consider a donation of $1,000 to help defray the cost of bringing entertainment into the January 31 arts festival, which includes dancers as well as other entertainment for free. The board could not approve the request because it was not in the budget. 6 Caloosa Belle August 28, 2014 Abbie J. Sanner, 89LABELLE — Abbie J. Sanner passed awa y Aug. 14, 2014 in Lehigh Acres. She was born March 16, 1925, in Upper Turkeyfoot, Pa., to the late P.A. and the late Carrie (Kregar) Kreger. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Sanner. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family. Survivors include her daughter, Carol S. Hochard of LaBelle; grandson, Quincy (Kim) Hochard; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Rose Hochard and Jack William Hochard. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Obituaries Submitted photo/ Tricia BoonePet of the WeekSave a life: Adopt a homeless cat! We are having an end of the summer cat adoption special...”Adopt One Get One!” All cat & kitten adoptions are reduced to $50.00 and if you adopt one you get one free with an approved adoption application. Our priority at Caloosa Humane Society is the homeless pets that need our help, so we felt that this month was a good opportunity to promote cat adoptions so we can help more pets. Meet Romeo…he is looking for love and ready for his forever home, could it be yours? All adoptions include: Neutered, Rabies(4 months), FVRCP vaccine, Heartworm/Feline Leukemia Test/FIV Test, Fecal Test, Deworming, Flea and Tick Prevention, and a Microchip. Anyone interested in our homeless pets can come to Caloosa Humane Society at 1200 Pratt Blvd. and ll out an adoption application or call 863.675.0997. You can also check out our website at http://www.caloosahumanesociety.org/ for more information. City hears citizens’ concerns

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50OFFFIRST MONTHS LEASE PAYMENT ON A NEW LEASE OF 12 MONTHS OR LONGER*%* Receive 50% off of your “rst months lease payment when you begin a new lease agreement of 12 months or longer. The transaction advertised is for a rental-purchase agreement. Ownership of leased merchandise is not acquired until all required payments have been made by the lessee or lessee exercises an early purchase option. Not all services and bene“ts available in all states. Some transactions may require an additional delivery fee. Prices, certain brands and models may vary at some stores. All merchandise in this advertisement is new, unless marked pre-leased or clearance. Not responsible for printer or typographical errors. No carryover, cash or surrender value. Valid only at Clewiston, FL location. Cannot be combined with other offers. Some restrictions apply. See store manager for details. Offer expires 12-31-2014. BRING IN THIS COUPON AND GET Oer available only at949 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston, FL 33440 8639832700 7 Caloosa Belle A ugust 28, 2014 Katherine Lallo became the new agent at Farm Bureau Insurance this past May and is settling in nicely. This Clewiston native has been in the insurance business for ten years. Some locals may remember her as Katherine Chancey Lallo. Katherine said moving to the LaBelle of ce was a good opportunity for her. She can still serve her area clients and she gets to stay in Hendry County! She said she enjoys working for Farm Bureau because it's such a family oriented company. Florida Farm Bureau can insure y our auto, home, business, farm, acreage and provide life insurance all at competitive rates, backed by integrity, she said. She added that Farm Bureau is the only insurance company with an A through AM Best rating service. She is proud of Farm Bureau's performance, saying, "We get the right amount of money into the right people's hands at the right time. If you have an accident, I"m going to be there." Katherine continued, "Life insurance is there at a critical time for the family, and makes all the difference in the world when y ou need it." In addition to offering a superior product, knowledge and expertise, she points out, "You're always greeted with a smile." You get personal, one-on-one service, said, because you matter. Supporting Katherine in the LaBelle of ce are Customer Service Rep Daisy Baxter, and Secretary Susie Hull. Both are fully licensed with the Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Federation work hand-in-hand to promote agriculture Hendry County's heart. When you come into the Farm Bureau of ce take note of the array of food products available. Farm Bureau is also community minded and members enjoy many bene ts such as discounts for prescriptions, theme parks and movies. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Farm Bureau is located in Belle Plaza, 413 W. SR 80. Call 675-2635. New agent at local Farm Bureau Submitted photoKatherine Lallo, LaBelle’s new Farm Bureau agent. “H.E.R.E.” Home Educator’s Monthly EncouragementPlease join us to enjoy a delightful meal, delicious coffee or tea and have some much needed time of fellowship! These monthl y meetings give us, as home educators, an opportunity to discuss event planning, curriculum that works for our students and the ones that don't, offer advice to one another regarding scheduling, educational theories, record keeping, home school regulations, and so one. Each meeting is unique and truly depends on the needs of those in attendance. Older students are welcome to come and have their own mini-meeting at the same time. Please join us. Don't forget to "Sign up" at www.HEREhappenings.com so we can look forward to seeing all of you! Come be a blessing and get blessed! School Briefs LYSA ready to start seasonThe LaBelle Youth Soccer Association is registering kids ages 4-14 for the season. Required documents: birth certi cate and second ID. Fee $40 per child. Register at the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Of ce. Register Saturday, Sept. 6, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 7, 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17,, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m.; or Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m. Sport Shorts

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Employment Full Time MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Looking for TRUCK DRIVER in Immokalee Requirements: Drivers License CDL DOT Certi ed, Hazmat & Tanker Endorsements, 3 to 5 yrs. Driving Experience, Read/Write English, Computer & Phone Knowledge, High School Diploma or GED, Forklift Experience, Able to Lift 50 LBS, Pull Product for Delivery and Restock, Unload and Load Carriers, Minor Mechanical, Help Maintain Warehouse /Minor Repairs. Send Resume to: JFSANDERS@ LANDOLAKES.COM or Fax to: 239-657-7089 HELP WANTED GENERAL MANAGER The Barron Water Control District Board of Supervisors is accepting applications and resumes (both) for the position of General Manager of the Barron Water Control District, a Section 298 Special District and by inter-local agreement, Manager of the Port LaBelle Community Development District, a Section 190 Special District. Applications may be obtained from the District of ce. Applications will be accepted until August 29, 2014 Barron Water Control District is an equal opportunity employer. Mark Colbert, Chairman Barron Water Control District 3293 Dellwood Terrace Port LaBelle 863-675-0346 Employment Full Time Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH 11AM BOTH DAYS 1491 WESTERN WAY, LABELLE, FL. 2 tracts of land totaling 58.65 acres custom built home and barn, personal property offered separately ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ABSOLUTE. trucks, tractors, tools, guns, antiques, RV, boat farming equipment, shop equipment, cattle, for complete list go to www. gulfcoastrealtyauctions. com 239-242-7661 ab1389/au415 Child CareReserve a Spot in our VPK Program Today! Kid City Early Learning Academy is now enrolling for 2014/2015 school year. We are a privately owned and operated preschool, offering high quality childcare and education. With credentialed teachers, low class ratio, security system and surveillance system, we offer the safest environment for learning. For all children who have turned 4 or who will be turning 4 on or before 9/1/14, they qualify for our FREE VPK program, which will run from August until May. Vouchers are available at Kid City. For more information, call 675-PLAY State Lic. # C20HE0006 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 CALOOSA BELLE 22 Fort Thompson Ave LaBelle Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Network AdministratorRequirements:• Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system con guration, setup, troubleshooting, and end user support; experience supporting telecommunications equipment is preferred.• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of virtual LANs and dynamic trunking protocols.• Candidate should possess solid understanding of the following aspects of networking and the support of IP networks to include: OSI model, STP, and 802.11 a, b, g, n protocols. • Candidate should possess a functional understanding of routing protocols to include: OSPF and EIGRP• Candidate should possess a functional understanding of additional protocols and services to include. LACP, VRRP, HSRP• Candidate should be familiar with a basic understanding of GLBP, MPLS, VPLS and BGPCerti cations preferred: CCNA, CCNA Voice and NET+Platform experience preferred: Any experience with the following technologies would be advantageous:• Con guration and installation of Cisco SystemsIOS routers, switches, wireless and services. • Con guration and support of CUCM and CSACS, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, AAA, TACACS United States Sugar Corporation is one of America’s largest diversi ed, privately-held agribusiness rms. With 2.100 employee-owners, the Company is headquartered on the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. In addition to growing, milling and re ning cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. EMAIL Jdooley@ussugar.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeUS Sugar is seeking candidates with the following skills. Please email a brief paragraph of your quali cations or apply at our web site.DIESEL MECHANICDiagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance and inspections on heavy machinery, Excavators, trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipmentPLANT MECHANICExperience in the maintenance of processing equipment such as pumps, screw conveyors, belt conveyors, hydraulic systems, agitators, elevators, centrifugals, gear boxes, fans, pipe ttings and valves.WELDERWeld on agricultural and industrial equipment such as loading elevators, ramps, harvesters, and other related farming equipment. Ability to pass a 6G welding test.Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 8 Caloosa Belle August 28, 2014 Employment Full Time Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.

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Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the SKW Prep 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 242 2009 1184428-A0001160000 Winsome Building Concepts LLC The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466693 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Hendry County Administration, Conference Room 1, 640 S. Main Street LaBelle, Florida to discuss the 2014 Community Development Block Grant, Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funding application. The meeting is open to the public. The site is handicapped accessible. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This application will be also open for public comment at the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Avenue, Clewiston FL. Please contact Ms. Janet Papinaw, Grants and Special Projects Director, at 863-675-5264 for additional information. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Karson Turner, Chairman Hendry County Board of County Commissioners 466922 CN/CB 8/28/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1207 2010 1284331-A0000360000 Betty Zewin The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 355, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466690 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 1269 2009 1134432-A0000900000 Ana M Quntana-Marquez The West one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 3605, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466701 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 Employment Full Time PROGRAMMERERP SYSTEMS (Can Telecommute 3 Days from Home) We are looking for a Programmer to develop and support an ERP System. With supervision and supplied training, the candidate will participate in developing and implementing enhancements and modi cations, contribute in all phases of analysis and design and develop processing solutions utilizing .NET and ABAP programming. Candidate will 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. Telecommute Three Days from Home Attributes• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or information technology or equivalent experience is required • 0-2 years of professional programming experience • Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle of applications in an ERP system landscape • Experience with relational databases and SQL programming, Visual Studio is a plus EMAIL Jdooley@ ussugar.com Employment Full TimeRAILCAR MECHANIC $23.34 hour This is a day shift position with periodic overtime and on-call requirements for derailments or other emergencies, including nights, weekends, and holidays, working independently or in a team, safely and ef ciently maintain, inspect, and repair railcars to FRA/AAR and Company guidelines. Essential Duties: •Operate forklift, manlift, shuttlewagon, locomotives, and other heavy equipment as needed, using both feet and hands to manipulate applicable foot and hand controls simultaneously. • Inspect, maintenance, lubricate, repair, breakdown, and clean railcars to FRA standards using precise measurements, checklists and procedures. •Maintain, replace and/or install airbrakes, couplings, bearings, locks, and other equipment. •Use a cutting torch, grinder, and stick welding equipment to remove, attach, heat and strengthen parts. Email: jdooley@ ussugar.com Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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. HorsesHorse and Pony Hoof Trimming. Gentle with horse & ponys. 40+ years experience. Purchase evaluations. Chris 239-247-9401 Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 Appliances SmallUpright Freezer 10 cubic ft Asking $45.00 Call 863-599-1374 FurnitureGlass top Dining room table 4 chairs $90 Call 863-599-1374 Musical InstrumentsDrum set, 8 piece, brand name Paci c. Color is red. Good condition, extra for pedal for bass, plus stool. Asking $350 863-673-7047 ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments *Ask about our move-in specials *Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting *Full time bilingual Site Manager *Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities *Sewer and trash included in rent, no additional charge to resident *Handicap units available *Rental rates starting at $612 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. Monday Friday. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider and Employer Palmetto Ranch Apts. 1017 James Singleton Place, Suite C. 863-674-5779 Taking applications for physically disabled housing. Income restrictions apply. Houses RentLABELLE 3 br/2ba, Laminant tile oors, garage. Nice home. $800 mo. 1st mo + $800 Sec. 863-673-8862. Office Space RentEXECUTIVE OFFICES 90 N. Main, North of McDonalds / Rt. # 80. Desk space $149. Private Of ces $349 up. Monthly rates include utilities, use of conference room, WIFI, Equipment, plus much more. Call owner 863-673-5071 Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Mobile Home RentLABELLE 2BR mobile home. AC. $300 deposit. $140 weekly. Call 863-673-3658. Mobile HomeSaleMobile home for sale 3br 2ba on lrg lot, new carpet & wood rs, near schools, private nancing w/ 20% dwn. 863-675-8010 & 863-673-0430 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1131 2011 1274331-010000G0080 Jake & Eileen Pearson TR ITF Austin J Pearson and Xavier J Pearson, minor children The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block G, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466692 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 9 Caloosa Belle A ugust 28, 2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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*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, September 18, 2014 for the following Proposals: E1O11-R0Cleaning, Pipe Lining, and Repair with Video Inspection in Glades & Hendry Counties 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. 466860 CN 8/28;9/4/2014 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 2693 2011 1074433-03000190010 Ella III LLC Lot 1 in Block 19 of WOODLAND SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, page 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466694 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 4577 2010 4104329-080000B0010 Gangadhar Dipchand & Gobin Jaiprashad Tract B, Block 2271, PORT LABELLE UNIT 8, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 131, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466689 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the US Bank as C/F FL Dundee Lien Inv LLC, the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1210 2010 1284331-A0000470000 Betty Zewin The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 354, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466691 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HENDRY COUNTY The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby gives notice of a meeting change. The Board’s regularly scheduled meeting of September 9, 2014, will be held on September 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida Karson Turner, Chairman 466905 CN/CB 8/28/2014 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 2918 2011 1214334-01000060110 Freddy L Scott + Cynthia Scott + David Scott + Devon Scott II + Moneek McTier Lot 11, in Block 6, of Harlem Addition No. 4 to Clewiston, Florida, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466699 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2194 2008 1344432-A0000990000 Alexander & Esmeralda Albores The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, 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 4303, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466700 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2784 2011 1314433-A0003020000 Adrian Giraldo The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road for the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5803, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466696 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 2767 2011 1314433-A0002290000 Osvaldo & Elisa S Arcieri The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast 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 South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5854, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466695 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 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 1456 2009 1154432-A0001740100 Leovirdo & Frances Abad + Jorge Diaz + Ada Diaz The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Track 2530, 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 the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Third Thursday in the month of September, 2014 which is the 18th day of September, 2014. Dated this 6th day of August, 2014 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 466702 CN 8/14,21,28;9/4/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 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 CHIROPRACTIC PARRISH FAMILY CHIROPRACTICDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Dr Ryan Parrish, DC 80 N. Main Street € LaBelle FL 33935 Phone: (863) 675-0421 Fax (863) 324-8149 E-mail: ParrishFamilyChiropractic@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ParrishFamilyChiro Website: www. p arrishfamil y chiro.com PERSONAL TRAINERJackie RoversiCerti“ed and Insured 2010 Fort Denaud Road € LaBelle, FL 33935Phone: (305) 764-7914E-mail: jroversi@comcast.net Initial Con“dential Assement at no cost Now in LaBelle Only $45 per hour ADVERTISING PAYS! 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 NOTICE OF ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water Control District, “the District,” adopted election procedures at their regular meeting on July 7, 2014. If you are interested in qualifying as a candidate for the Board of Supervisors, you will need to notify Carolyn Hester, Manager for the District at the Central County Water Control District Administrative Of ces, located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida, telephone-(863) 983-5797 no later than September 18, 2014 before 5:00 p.m The District will hold a landowners’ election for two seats on the ve (5) member Board of Supervisors on October 18, 2014. A copy of the election procedures may be obtained by contacting Carolyn Hester, Manager at the address or phone number listed above. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 466864 CN 8/28;9/4,11/2014 HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE SUBMITTED BY: C. Gordon Swaggerty, Jr. DATE: 9/9/14 SUBJECT AREA: 340 Bullying and Harassment EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and 1006.07(2) F.S. CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1006.147, 784.048(1)(d), 1006.09(6), and 1006.07(2) F.S. FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without cost, at the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for bullying and harassment. STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of printing and distributions. LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting Room, 475 E. Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on September 9, 2014. Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request to the Superintendent of Schools. Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule. Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop. Notice : If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certi ed copy of the proposed rule shall be led in the Of ce of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to 120.54(3)(e), F.S. 466616 CN 8/14,21,28 CB 8/28/2014 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 10 Caloosa Belle August 28, 2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.

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From Southern Heritage Real Estate EASY POTATOES AU GRATININGREDIENTS € 1 (32-ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed € cup melted butter € 1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup € 1 teaspoon salt € 1 teaspoon pepper € 2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese € cup chopped onions € 2 cups sour cream € 2 cups crushed corn”akes € cup butter softened DIRECTIONS PPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the potatoes, cup butter, soup, salt, pepper, cheese, onions and sour cream in a large bowl. Spoon into a 9-by-13inch bakin g dish. Mix the corn”akes and the remaining cup butter in a bowl. Spoon on top o f potato mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Yield: 10 to 12 servings. Call a local leader in real estate sales to ensure your home sells quickly at a favorable price! PICTURE IT SOLD! 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Handpicked HOMES recommended by leading local agents! RECIPE OF THE WEEK! DONT BREAK YOUR BUDGET! Affordable 1993„3 bedroom, 2 bath 14 wide mobile home on 1/4 acre lot with privacy & chain-link fencing and two sheds„one 8 x 10 shed and one 3-sided shed. Mobile features a metal roof and a rear 6 x 9 1/2 wooded porch. Priced to sell! $34,900 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol180 N. Bridge St. € LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning and Trisha Arnold Licensed Real Estate Brokers. Associates: 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: $1,600/Month 3BR/3BA home on the river with a screened lanai. UNDER CONTRACT MANUFACTURED HOMES $59,900 Country living Spacious 4BR/2BA on 1/2 ac. $69,900 3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft. $70,000 3/1 home with lots of potential. Located on 1.5+ acres in quiet neighborhood. $113,000 3/2 home on 2.54 ac. Beautiful oaks and room for horses. HOMES $59,000 OLDER home 3/1 with in-ground pool & outbuilding/workshop on 1 ac in the city. New A/C, fenced. $79,000 2/2 Villa over looking Port LaBelle Marina. Features a split ”oor plan and new A/C. $89,900 2/2 completely remodeled condo with 1,020 sq. ft. Includes a deeded carport. $97,500 Quiet dead end street in Belmont remodled 3/2 w/screened lanai. $109,900 CBS 3/2 home on .80 ac. in the city. Carport is enclosed. Garage attached, plus property features a shed/ workshop. $120,000 4/3 CBS home with many upgrades. Located in Port LaBelle. $220,000 Exceptionally constructed 2/2 home. With 3 car garage on 4.4 acres. EXECUTIVE HOMES $238,500 Riverfront Foreclosure = Opportunity. 3/2 pool home with over 1,300 sq. ft workshop/garage. $259,900 Riverfront 3/2 w/ oversized pool, new appliances & A/C. Granite countertops & more. $268,500 4/3 deep water dockage. Elevator equipped, many upgrades, fenced pet area, RV parking and storage. $399,000 Beautiful Riverbend Estates home with long range riverviews. Very unique layout. Club amenities. Boat dock included. $629,000 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.com Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Sandra Alexander, Lisa Andrews, Roxie Escobedo, Micah Mims and Deborah Rodriguez 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.... PORT LABELLE Great investment or build your Dream Home on this lot for $3,000. PIONEER PLANTATION Great investment or build your Dream Home on 2.5 acres in the country $11,900. MUSE Build your Dream Home on 4.55 acres in the country $39,500. MOBILE HOMES € Country Living! 3/2 manufactured home on 3.61+/acres outside LaBelle. Features spacious rooms, “re place, above ground pool, storage sheds and much more. $135,000. € 4/2 Manufactured home on 2.26+/acres outside city limits of LaBelle. $54,900. € Immaculate! Move in ready 3/2 on 1.25+/ac. in Montura $53,000. € 2/1 on 1.25+/acre in Montura Ranch Estates. $45,000. € Great Investment Opportunity! 4/2 on 2.49+/acres in Muse. Needs some TLC. $39,900. € 3/2 2000 manufactured home in Moore Haven Yacht Club. Features 1,736+/sq. ft. living area, oversized carport, family room, dining room and much more $29,000. Call about our vacant land! LOTS € 5+/acres located outside of LaBelle $39,000. € .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. € Gorgeous 1.97+/homesite in Caloosa Preserve Subdivision on a small lake. $19,900. € Unit 102, Glades County $3,900. € Call about our Pt LaBelle lots! Please visit our website at www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. € LABELLE € 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 11 Caloosa Belle A ugust 28, 2014 The rst year in college is an exciting time for students. For younger students, it may be their rst time living away from home, cooking and cleaning for themselves, and even doing their own laundry, while nontraditional students may be the caregivers to their own families. Paired with the responsibility of attending classes, completing schoolw ork, studying and possibly even working a partor full-time job, the rst year in college can be quite challenging. This is why the First Year in College (FYE) Cornerstone Experience was created at Florida SouthWestern State College. The class provides a foundation for college success for rst-time students, and the study and life skills students acquire helps them throughout their college years. FYE covers topics such as time and money management, study skills, thinking critically and creatively, active listening, diversity, questioning established ideas and creating new ideas, and using information to solve problems. Students also learn more about their individual personalities and discover their personal strengths and skills. FYE students participate in a variety of projects, including Go Picture Scribe (GPS). GPS allows students to learn more about their FSW campus and what it has to offer, its staff and faculty, and student clubs. Students are encouraged to participate in campus events and workshops, and to take advantage of campus resources all while photographing their experiences. At the end of the program, students often see improvements in their writing and communication skills. They become more comfortable working with their peers and they learn how to work in a team, using their strengths and allowing others to help them in areas they may not be as strong. They also become more con dent talking to their professors about concerns they may have in their classes, and they have a greater understanding of their learning styles. Similar programs are offered at most major colleges, and beginning this fall, the FYE Cornerstone Experience will be mandatory for all rst year college students attending FSW. The Hendry/Glades Center welcomes back all students, new and returning, for the start of another exciting school year. Dr. Duke DiPo is the Academic Service Coordinator and professor of the Cornerstone Experience at the Florida SouthWestern State Colle g e Hendr y /Glades Center. A cornerstone experience for rst time students

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