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The Caloosa belle

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The Caloosa belle
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LaBelle, FL
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Independent Newspapers of Florida, Katrina Elsken - Publisher
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United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 March 29, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 13 Caloosa Belle/Dale ConyersSurvivors gather to take their lapThis years Relay for Life event took place on Saturday, March 24, there were nine teams who worked diligently to raise money for the American Cancer Society for cancer research and treatment and their efforts paid off! The goal for 2018 was to raise $40,000 and according to Event Leader Vicki Reynolds they raised a little over $44,000. Congrats to all the teams on a job well done! By Patty BrantSpecial to the Caloosa Belle Its a gift to spend your life in a career you love. Marilyn Sears can attest to that. She is just beginning to let go of her successful career in real estate and open her life to other pursuits. Marilyn has decided to dial back on her career and spend more time with her ve grandchildren, ages 18 to infant. Marilyn is the daughter of Josephine Roberts, part of the famous pioneer family whose ranch in Immokalee helped open up this whole area. As a child, Marilyn lived in Miami but the family came to Immokalee every weekend to help work the ranch. Years later, living in Kansas City, Marilyns rst job was with a utility company teaching women to use the new all-electric kitchen appliances that were becoming so popular at that time. She wound up in LaBelle and changed direction. In 1960 she earned her real es tate license and her experience in the eld is now extensive. She started out at LaBelle Real Estate, then began Riverside Real Estate in Wayne Rowlees building behind the Log Cabin. She later moved Riverside to the tiny Park Avenue building across from Barron Park where her success allowed her to have six full time agents way more than the building could accommodate comfortably. The ofce was really taking off so in 1998 Marilyn built the rms beautiful current loca tion at 45 Riverview Street at (SR 80). Today, Riverside has 18 agents, seven of them full time. The ofce still operates the way it always has the agents learn from each other, feeding off each others energy and commitment to excellence. Chello Lopez was Marilyns rst new hire some 20 years ago. She had been working for the health department when she made the change. They have been together almost from the ground up. Her rst day was spent helping Marilyn move into the Park Avenue location. Today, Chello is taking over as broker of record for Riverside. She shares her gratitude for the time she has spent working with Marilyn saying, Marilyn has taught me a lot since the beginning. Yvonne Doll is another of Marilyns early colleagues who is still with her. She had been working at the tax ofce for 11 years and needed a new direction so she called Marilyn to see if there was something she could do there. Marilyn told her to call back when she had her real estate license and hung up! So Yvonne started thinking I could do that! She took her training, got her license and called Marilyn back. That was 19 years ago. She joined the Riverside family and has enjoyed every moment since. For Yvonne, the most rewarding part is putting a roof over someones head. Marilyn has nurtured many budding real estate agents over the years. She knows Riverside Real Estate has been in business for 20 years Submitted photo/Patty Brant Chello Lopez will be taking over as the licensed broker as Marilyn Sears plans on spending more time with her grandchildren. On Tuesday, March 27, the Hendry County School Board had its rst discussion about whether to pass the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act, which authorizes the awarding of grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs; establishes the Ofce of Safe Schools within the Department of Education; provides that each sheriff may establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and appoint certain volunteer school employees as school guardians; prohibits a person who has been adjudicated as mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a rearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibits a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a rearm; prohibits specied acts relating to the sale and possession of bump-re stocks; and creates the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement, etc., among other effects. One thing I do not want to have to do is sit here and explain to someone why someone, who we put a gun in their hand, had mistakenly shot their child, said School Board Vice Chairman Dwayne Brown. Superintendent Paul Puletti supports ap proving the idea but told the public Tuesday night that it will take some time to iron out the details and provide exact language of how it would work and how the school sys tem would pay for it. The longer we wait, said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden, the better chance we have of something happening, and I dont want to be the sheriff that stands up here on national TV talking about what a sad day it is. You know, I want to be the sheriff that, you know, doesnt have to worry about an active shooter. A county resident, Ramon Rodriguez, spoke and said: Im not comfortable with it at all. Theres so many accidents that hap pen just from good intentions. Why is this the rst and only consideration? Why is this so high a priority? Hendry County School District Deputy Superintendent Lucinda Kelley presented Hendry School Board considers MSD Public Safety Act See Safety Page 3 See Riverside Page 2

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This years Community Easter Service will be held on Sunday April 1 at 7:00 a.m. in Barron Park. The LaBelle Evangelical Ministers Association. Sponsors this multi-denominational event each Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This years service will feature the following activities and pastors. Welcome & Opening Prayer William Maddox Pastor of First Christian Church Pledge to American Flag Honorable David Lyons, Mayor of LaBelle Congregational Worship Christ Central Worship Team Solo Pastor Gwen Patrick Grif ths of Greater Harvest A.M.E. Church LaBelle Old Testament Reading Jorge Rodriguez Pastor of Life Ministries Church Saint Matthews House Mens Choir New Testament Pastor Charles Gobble of LaBelle Church of God Solo Deanna Mixon Ushers A Gathering of Christian Men Offering Prayer Pastor David Mullins of Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Special Music Pastor Alonzo Mc Kenzie. New Bethel Baptist Church Easter Speaker Pastor Mitchell Wills of Christ Central Benediction Frank Deerey Jr. Pastor of First Baptist Church For more information email labelleone@ hotmail.com or call (863) 675-0900. what it takes to make a good one: You have to like people; You have to understand problems and want to x them; You have to be able to think out of the box. As facilitators of real estate transactions, you must be able to work with other professionals to make the sale ow. It takes cooperation and information from a long list of professionals to complete a transaction. Finally, you have to be able to keep the customer happy. Real estate agents spend a lot of time working with title companies like Florida Hometown Title. Melissa Peterson, owner of FHT, is another professional who has great respect for Marilyn and Riverside. She said that Marilyn and her agents make my job easy! Stressing the importance of cooperation and dependence between real estate and other professionals, she added that Marilyn and her Riverside agents keep all the elements of a sale on track. Marilyn is rightfully proud of the reputation she and her agents have built over the years for honesty and shepherding people through complicated and very daunting real estate transactions. Looking back on her 20+ years in the business, Marilyn is quick to point out that working with great people has been the most gratifying part of her job. Riverside has a great atmosphere, she said. They all look out for each other. Of course, her least favorite part of the job is the paperwork which constantly changes. Then there was having to switch from doing everything by hand to mastering the computer. The biggest challenge over the years, though, has been to grow the business and accommodate all the new types of people coming to community. The real estate of ce may be losing its longtime anchor, but little will really change. As new broker of record, Chello is the benefactor of Marilyns vast knowledge and allinclusive training style. She said Marilyn has done such a wonderful job bringing all the agents up through training and managing the of ce that she cant see a thing shed like to change in the of ce. It all works so well. Marilyns made it so easy for all of us as independent contractors. Besides, she said, what other place is better than LaBelle? Its not hard to sell LaBelle. People want to be a part of our community. As Marilyn says, Theres no success without the community. Give and give back, thats her philosophy. She will leave feeling good about the ofce and the agents there, knowing it will be in good hands. Marilyn is looking forward to retirement although she will keep her real estate license. Shes not going cold turkey. The next challenges of her life are in front of her and its an open eld. She will have time for longer walks and spending time with her grandchildren is a very attractive prospect. Shes ready, but is maybe just a little concerned about what comes next, too. There may be things shes not quite prepared for. Im not sure how long I can sit down, she con des. 2 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 U.S. Sugar Employees Give Back U.S. Sugar and our employees LLaces of Love U.S. Sugar President & CEO Robert H. Buker with Clewiston-area students RiversideContinued From Page 1 Sunrise Service planned for Sunday

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Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties (Habitat) will be available to answer questions about the Habitat Home ownership Program on Tuesday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Walmart Supercenter located at 1951 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Habitat staff can help answer questions about the qualications, application, time frames and requirements for the Homeown ership Program. Also, on Thursday, April 12 Habitat staff will host two informational meetings at the Barron Library, 461 N. Main Street, LaBelle. The rst meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. The second meeting will be in Spanish and begins at 6:30 p.m. During the meeting participants will learn the Homeownership Program qualications and how to apply. For more information call (239) 652-0434 or visit Habitat4Humanity.org If youre a gardener, your busy season is at hand, as April has been designated National Garden Month. But could the skills you deploy at gardening be transferred to other areas of your life such as investing? Here are a few ideas for doing just that: Establish a timeline. As a gardener, you typically follow a welldened timeline. You need to get the soil ready a few months before you want to plant, and you need to plant at different times, depending on what plants you choose. You even need to set up a schedule for watering, feeding, weeding and other garden care. As an investor, you may also need to observe a timeline. During the early and middle stages of your career, you probably need to invest primarily for growth, so you can build resources for a comfortable retirement. Then, as you near retirement, you may want to lower your risk level by shifting some though certainly not all of your investment dollars from growth-oriented vehicles into more income-producing ones. And once you do retire, your focus will shift to preserving your money, so one of your key decisions will center on how much you can afford to withdraw each year from your investment portfolio. Choose healthy investments. Gardeners like to choose plants they know will really last. Thats why they look for things such as green leaves, as opposed to brown or yellow ones, and thick stems, which usually indicate a plant is strong, healthy and capable of surviving a transition from the pot to the ground. And when you invest, you, too, should look for signs of health in the investments you choose. For example, when picking stocks, look for companies with solid fundamentals, such as experienced management, strong earnings and the demonstrated ability to produce products and services attractive to consumers. Or, when considering bonds, consider those that independent rating agencies have awarded the highest grades, in terms of the nancial strength of the issuer. Feed your investments properly. Things like fertilizer and plant food can be valuable, but the most important element in plant nutrition is water. Under-watered plants will not survive, but overwatering your plants can certainly damage them severely. When you invest, you also need to know the right amount of food, or nutrients, to apply. If you dont put enough money into investments, they may not grow as much as youd like. On the other hand, it is possible to overwater certain investments. For example, if you constantly put money into just one or two investments, they could end up crowding out others in your portfo lio, causing you to lose the value of diversication. And if these particular investments are already growth-oriented vehicles, highly subject to market risk, they could take a big hit during a market downturn. Ultimately, seek a balance in how you distribute your investment dollars. Year after year, successful gardeners reap the rewards of their labors. And following some of their habits can help you work toward a longlasting and fruitful investment garden, too. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Strategies for Your Investment Garden 3 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 Learn more about the Habitat Homeownership Program details of the new proposed guardian pro gram to board members. These are the re quirements any volunteer wanting to carry a concealed rearm on a campus would have to meet before the person would be eligible for the proposed program: 1. Hold a valid license to carry or conceal a rearm. 2. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests. 3. Pass a psychological evaluation. 4. Meet all other requirements of the law. 5. Belong to an eligible group to participate. 6. Complete 80 hours of rearms instruction. 7. Complete 16 hours of instruction in precision pistol use. 8. Complete eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction using simulator exercises. 9. Complete eight hours of instruction in active shooter or assailant scenarios. 10. Take 12 hours of instruction in legal issues. 11. Receive eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics. 12. Complete at least 12 hours of a certied nationally recognized diversity training program. 13. Complete ongoing training, weapon inspection and rearm qualication on at least an annual basis. 14. Be appointed by the sheriff upon successful completion of all requirements and receive a School Guardian Certicate. The school board said it plans to hve more open community forums next month to hear from the public about what people want. The earliest the Hendry County School Board would see this issue for discussion again would be in late April. SafetyContinued From Page 1

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4 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 Today I was over the moon to have the opportunity to visit the Downton Abbey Exhibit in New York City. I am a huge Downton fan and the entire experience was absolutely incredible. As we entered the enormous and gilded double doors the docent pulled the trio of DA fans of which I was one third off to the side and said to us, I just want to thank you for being here today because your energy is so great that it has made my day to have you in my line! What a great compliment to get from someone who literally encounters thousands of people in the course of a day. But, the truth is that it doesnt surprise me. Now I dont say this to sound haughty or arrogant in any way; but I do put a LOT of work into maintaining a high vibe. All of the things that I practice daily, like prayer and meditation, yoga, reading good personal development books, and making mindfulness a priority are things that I do specically to keep my energy high-vibing! And so, when someone says that I made their day with my great energy its just a testament that all of my dedicated work has paid off! Why am I telling you this, you may ask? Because our energy has the power to affect other people. You literally have the ability to change the course of someones day just by being in a great mood, isnt that amazing? Conversely, have you ever held the door for someone who grumpily trots right past you without so much as a thank you? It doesnt feel good and it probably altered your mood in a negative way. This week, try to set an intention to choose good feeling thoughts. When we choose good feeling thoughts, we make good feeling decisions, when we set ourselves up to have a good feeling day we make everyone around us feel good too! Can you imagine living in a world where everyone was a little bit happier? Lets give it a try. Our energy has the power to affect other people Art show Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the LaBelle community for your support for Arts of the Inland and the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop this season. Our Inspirations art show reception and silent auction was a wonderful success and a fun-lled evening. Special thanks go to the individuals and businesses who donated cakes and desserts to our cake auction and to all who purchased cakes for their Easter Dinner! Because of the loyal support of citi zens of LaBelle, the Gallery is beginning its fourth year of bringing outstanding art and painting classes to our community. Because of the loyal support of citizens of LaBelle, we have been able to complete a handicapped ramp so that everyone is able to enjoy and participate in Gallery activities. Because of the loyal support of citizens of LaBelle, we will continue to grow and to offer a lovely venue for South Florida artists to share their talent. We especially want to thank our gen erous corporate sponsors: Badcock & More Home Furniture, Family Eye Care, First Bank of Clewiston, Kiwanis Club of LaBelle, Nis bet Enterprises Inc., Rust Farms Inc., and Sabella Builders Corporation. We couldnt have done it without you! LaBelle, you are the best! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Arts of the Inland and Barron Park House Gallery Board Members Thank you Celebrate the Easter SeasonMaundy Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. Service Carlson Memorial UMC Good Friday March 30, 7:00 p.m. Service Barron Park. Easter Sunday Services April 1, 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service Barron Park. Pastor Mitchell Wills, from Christ Central will be giving the sermon at this community-wide service. 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service Carlson Memorial UMC 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Carlson Memorial UMC Come join us as we meet Christ at the empty tomb, and learn about the New Life He offers us! Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle, 863675-0656 carlsonumc.org carlsonmethodist@gmail.com.No Greater LoveSunday, April 1 at LaBelle Assembly of God the Easter musical, No Greater Love will be presented at the 11:00 a.m. service. Written by Katherine Avery worship leader. This musical shares the great love of God for His people, the sacrice He made for this World, and our commitment that should also be to our God. Some of the songs that will be sung are, At The Cross Love Ran Red, Who Am I, In The Garden, Because He Lives, Stand Up For Jesus and others. Everyone is invited to come and be a part of this service. LaBelle Assembly of God is located on Fraser Avenue across from, The Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School. For more information call 675-0900 ans ask for Kathy. Hope to see you there. Easter ServiceGrace Baptist Church will observe a special candle light communion on Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. To show our gratitude and faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord. The church will also like to invite all to our Easter Sunrise service, Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m. A breakfast will be offered at 8:00 a.m. and a Victory service will follow at 9:00 a.m. Come and honor God with us. It will make the Easter holiday an experience that may change your life forever. The church is located at: 4200 NE Eucalyptus Blvd. in LaBelle. A Nursery will be staffed. For more information, contact the church at: (863) 675-3349.Good Friday ServiceThere will be a Good Friday Service in Barron Park on March 30 starting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to this years community event. Andy Bratcher will lead the praise and worship with Kevin Holland bringing the message. Good Shepherd ScheduleFriday, March 30 -7 p.m. Good Friday Easter Sunday, April 1 Worship Service 10 AM Tuesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m. til 8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Booth at Chamber Night on Town on LaBelle Wharf Wednesday, April 4 9:30 a.m. Bridge Group Thursday, April 5 Healing Service 09:30 10:3 a.m. Bible Study 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8 Worship Service 10 a.m. Friday, April 13 Final Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner of the Season 5 p.m. Rafe Drawing for Quilt at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29 Worship Service 10 a.m. ofcated by Bishop Dabney Smith Di ocese of South West FloridaGran Campaa Evangelistica: El Vive Reciba a travs de la fe salvacion, lib eracion y sanidad divina. Dios puede ser un milagro en usted. Le invitamos a celebrar con nosotros! Marzo 25 Abril 1, Lunes a Viernes (7 p.m.) En LaBelle Rodeo Arena SR29 (Frente la tienda La Fiesta) Sbado (7pm) y Domingos (6:30pm) En la Iglesia El Faro (431 Bryan Avenue) Informacion: 863843-0264Revival: He LivesReceive through faith salvation, deliver ance, and divine healing. God can make a miracle in YOU! We invite you to celebrate with us! March 25 April 2, Monday Fri day (7 p.m.) at LaBelle Rodeo Arena SR 29 (in front of La Fiesta store) Saturday (7 p.m.) Sundays (6:30 p.m.) At the church El Faro 431 Bryan Avenue. Information: 863-8430264 Church Briefs

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Delores Diana Diane Pendrey, 61 LABELLE Delores Diana Diane Pendrey passed away suddenly March 25, 2018 in Fort Myers. Diane was born Sept. 5, 1956 in Fort Myers, to Roy Joseph and Marion Barbara (Atkins) Dana. Mrs. Pendrey married Carl Pendrey on Feb. 11, 1995. She was a member of Christ Central Church of LaBelle. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed by her entire family and all of her friends. Diane leaves behind her loving husband of 23 years, Carl Pendrey of LaBelle; father, Roy J. Rookie Dana of LaBelle; sons, Steven Lynn and his wife Caitlin of Cape Coral, Brandon Lynn and his wife Shonna of LaBelle, Derick Pendrey and wife Kelci of Tiger, Ga., James Pendrey of Rabun Gap, Ga.; ten grandchildren, one sister; Donna Woodruff and her husband Dean of Felda; and many extended family members and close family friends. Celebration of Dianes life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, where Pastor Mitchell Wills will ofciate. Visitation will be one hour before at the cemetery. In lieu of Flowers please make memorial donations to The Diane Pendrey Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the family. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman II(March 28, 1956 March 20, 2018) MOORE HA-VEN Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman II, was called home to Heaven March 20, 2018. Mr. Haman was born in Wilmington, Del. to father Robert Haman and mother Vivian Brown Haman on March 28, 1956. He was a proud American and served his country in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, as well as the National Defense Service Medal and Expert in Rie Medal. He served in the Vietnam War Era and was a member of the Delaware and Florida National Guard. Mr. Hamans 32-year law enforcement career began in Delaware with the Department of Corrections. He served with the Glades County Sheriffs Department as Correction Ofcer, Deputy, Bailiff and Jail Administrator. His later years were spent with GEO Corporation until he retired due to illness in 2013. Robert married his beloved wife Frances Gail Haman, June 13, 1981 in New Castle, Del. He enjoyed reading, singing and music, shing, hunting, bible study and teaching the bible. Mr. Haman is survived by his devoted wife, Frances Gail Haman; and precious daughter, Jennifer Elaine Haman; and four siblings, Michael Haman, Patricia Haman, Dawn Woolen and Candace Romani. He was preceded in death by both parents. He loved his family and his church dearly. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Bethel Holiness Church, 1153 Cornelia Drive, LaBelle, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 also at the church beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Howell ofciating Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery, 8898 West State Road 78, Moore Haven with full military honors. Brister Funeral Home is honored to have serviced this family. Come celebrate the life, love and legacy of Robert Cooling (Duke) Haman, II.Vicki L. Carter, 68 LABELLE Vicki L. Carter passed away March 21, 2018 in Naples. She was born Feb. 5, 1950 in Ft. Myers, to the late William Randolph and Helen (Taylor) Rider, Sr. Survivors include her husband, William Carter; one son, Craig McLeod; one daughter, Nanci Iuculano; one brother, Billy Rider; two sisters, Lana Murphy and Robin Burgess; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Pastor Charley Watts ofciating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Donald Allen Davis, 82 LABELLE Donald Allen Davis passed away March 22, 2018 in Lehigh Acres. He was born in Fountain, on May 25, 1935 to the late Theodore Roosevelt and the late Susie Mozelle (Melvin) Davis. Don was raised in Panama City and graduated from Bay High School Class of 1955. He joined the United States Army and proudly served his country as a Corporal in the late 1950s. He moved to LaBelle in 1964 and started one of his many businesses and also started serving the local community in civic organizations such as LaBelle Jaycees as President and was one of the founding fathers of Swamp Cabbage Festival. He served as President of the Greater Chamber of Commerce. He raised the money himself to build the Chamber of Commerce building which still stands today and was voted Man of the Year in 1992 for his efforts. He also served in the Lions Club and The Rotary Club. He served as County Commissioner for Hendry County for 14 years in the 1970s and 1980s and more recently was elected to serve from 2012-2016. He started and sold many businesses through his more than 50 years in LaBelle and still owned Dons Steakhouse and Big V Restaurant. Don was instrumental in the growth of the community that he loved so much. He helped establish the Davis Pratt Park with fellow county commissioner Don Pratt. He was an avid golfer and played in numerous tournaments across the country. He loved to sing and did it anywhere he could nd a stage from Tootsies in Nashville to his own stage in the lounge at the steakhouse. He thought everyone should work hard and he did all 82 years of his life. He won numerous awards through the years, too many to be displayed in any one place most of them are just leaned against each other on the oor. He was still a humble man and loved God. He helped many people that none of us will ever know about. He gave generously of his time and money without request of a receipt. According to Don the man upstairs knows about my giving and he is the only one that counts. Don or Big V as most people called him is survived by his children, Ricky Thibodeaux, Patsy Bostick (Doug), Teri Gail Armstrong (Stacy), Paula Sue Hall, Kimberly Perkins (Chad) all of LaBelle; sister, Carolyn Davis of Panama City; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; companion, Shirley Dooley; and the mother of his children, Iris Davis; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends. He was predeceased in death by his parents; brothers, Carl E. Davis and Daniel Wayne Davis; and sister, Peggy Ann Davis; and nephew, Ward Facer. Big V will certainly be missed by all who knew him. He gave freely of his advice and you always knew where you stood with him. Until we see you again. Funeral services were held March 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Pastor Preston Long ofciating. Entombment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. 6 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 Obituaries R E D Key Lime Pie Ingredients 1 ready to go Shortbread Pie Crust (usually located right next to the Graham Cracker pie crust) 1 14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 egg yolks cup of Key Lime Juice (I use Nellie and Joes) Preparation: IPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl mix sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and Key Lime juice until smooth. Pour into ready pie crust. Bake for 15 to 16 minutes, That is it! Let it cool for about 20 minutes and then stick it in the refrigerator. Garnish with Whipped Cream when serving. This is the best Key Lime Pie! Enjoy! RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE CUSTOM 3/2 + DEN RANCH HOME tucked beneath the oaks on 7 AC at the end of a gated private drive. Home features a brick replace, oversized screened in lanai and an outdoor brick BBQ patio. Outbuilding has open storage and an of ce/ man cave... Priced at just $329,000. Call 863-675-7522 for more info Belle Realty Co. Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate BrokerUNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CONTRACT Call about our vacant land! LOTS Industrial Zoned property south of LaBelle. 4 parcels, total of 4.63+/acres $540,000. Vacant Industrial 4.5 +/acres. Located in LaBelle, zoned LB-I-2. $125,000. .29 +/acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only $35,000. Possible seller nancing. 1.25+/acre lots in Montura. 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HOMESITUATED ON 8.56 +/ACRES, home offers more than 1500 square feet of living space with an awesome open split oor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a single car garage, custom stone replace, formal dining area with spacious kitchen, large screened lanai that overlooks a fenced pasture. $314,900. 180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker. Associates: Beverly Curtis, Dottie Seibel, Emily A. Bates, Randy Williams, Susan Mercedes, Denise Walker, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Nikki Yeager, KC StanleyLynn and Wayne Simmons. LOCATED IN ONE OF THE NICEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN LABELLE, with lots of beautiful, tropical landscaping and some of LaBelles famous magni cent old oaks. This home features cathedral ceilings with tong and groove wood, updated wood ooring, updated kitchen and baths, a family room / den, a spacious master bedroom, plenty of storage space, and newer appliances. There is a large deck in back, lots of privacy from the tropical foliage, a pole barn, and lots more! (also included is parcel #1-29-43-07010-0000-049.2) $187,500 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol

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Box Oce 561-993-1160 Buy tickets @ www.dollyhand.org All dates, artists and programs subject to change. 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430 Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts Molodi An Experiment in Body PercussionFriday, May 4 7:30 PM A CHAMPIONSHIP A CHAMPIONSHIP A CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 2017-2018 SEASON 2017-2018 SEASON 2017-2018 7 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 1 City with a Viking Ship Museum 5 Booking agents? 9 Boardroom graphic 14 Goof up 15 Cheerful tune 16 Thus with a kiss I die speaker 17 Par, for stock 19 No thanks 20 Spend an evening at home 21 Spam holders 23 Minor facial spasm, say 24 Wanna-__: poseurs 25 Delicate tableware 27 Friendly 30 Rival of Peyton 31 A, in Assisi 32 Best 35 Workplace protection agcy. 39 Same old same old 43 Craigslist caveat 44 University of Alabama head coach Nick 45 Tear 46 Some commuter lines 49 Web designers 51 Special effects scene in a summer blockbuster, say 56 Silent __: Coolidge nickname 57 Year in Mexico 58 Bring in 59 Many a marathon winner since the s 62 Talmud scholar 64 Slogan for TV channel TBS, and a hint to the first word of 17-, 25-, 39and 51Across 66 Pastel shade 67 Word-of-mouth 68 Beethovens birth city 69 Spheres 70 Pound enclosure 71 Online crafts store 1 Does in 2 Blind piece 3 The Godfather hatchet man 4 Did as directed 5 Tartan-wearing group 6 Canola __ 7 Demoted planet 8 Stout holder 9 Shortening brand since 1911 10 Short flight 11 Vintage violin 12 Pine secretion 13 Puccini classic 18 Asset of successful entrepreneurs 22 Monarch catcher 25 Hallow 26 Med. plan choices 27 Largest Caribbean island 28 Burden 29 Wheel of Fortune request 33 Solheim Cup team 34 Brew brand with a ribbon logo 36 Formal Uh-uh! 37 Kojaks lack 38 Lake Geneva backdrop 40 Got it 41 Gullible one 42 Intl. relief agency since 1946 47 Karaoke machine display 48 Spokane-toBoise dir. 50 Viennas river 51 A League of Their Own infielder __ Hooch 52 Studio alert 53 Duke or earl 54 Utter chaos 55 Puccini work 59 Stans pal on South Park 60 Landers and Richards 61 Part of a SoHo address 63 Petting zoo cry 65 Dust collector rfntb rffnt nbnEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Submitted photoPet of the WeekWillie is an eight year old, Hound mix, who has a heart of gold. This gentle giant weighs in at around 60 pounds and is sure to steal your heart (and possibly your bed too) Please come by Caloosa Humane Society Adoption Center and meet this gem of a dog! 1200 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle. Any questions about Willie please call 863-675-0997

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8 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 By Sonja CrawfordSpecial to the Caloosa Belle Youth modeled constructed garments made at 4-H club meetings at the LaBelle Youth Livestock Show on Thursday, Febru ary 15. Participants were Ivanna Achamizo, Brooke Black, Teagan Dobson, Angely Galvez, Roger Galvez, Emilie Hull, Nichole Lujan, Jalyn Porth, Jacob Porth, Brigid Pot ter, Saoirse Potter, Siobhan Potter, Edianna Rodriguez, Edicia Rodriguez, Hunter Sisk, Juliann Sisk, Eva Vigo, Kathrine Washam and Lilly Washam. Saoirse Potter was awarded the rstplace award in the pee wee division. Teagon Dobson was awarded rst place with Juli ann Sisk winning the second-place award in the Junior Division. Kathrine Washam took home the rst-place award with Edicia Ro driguez placing second in the Intermediate Division. Emilie Hull achieved the rst-place award with Angely Galvez capturing second place in the Senior Division. The 4-H staff would like to express appreciation to all the leaders, parents, and spectators for the support given to our youth. Thank you to Mrs. Gail Pelletier for dedicating your time to judge the Fashion Revue. The 4-H members were either members of the LaBelle Sewing 4-H Club led by Mavis Plamondon or the Pioneer Sewing 4-H Club under the leadership of Patricia Bosley and Judy Weaver. LaBelle Youth Livestock Fashion Revue was a hit By Sonja CrawfordSpecial to the Caloosa Belle Youth entered over 150 photos to display at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds the week of the LaBelle Youth Livestock Show. The categories were People, Animals, Plants, Black and White, Scenic and LaBelle Youth Livestock. In the People category: 1st placeGarnett Gonzalez (CB), Pearl Gonzalez (JR), Sevyn Shock (INT) and Aoibh Potter (SR); 2nd place Garnett Gonzalez (CB), Pearl Gonzalez (JR), Haylee OBannon (INT), and Victoria Magana (SR). In the Animals category: 1st place -Garnett Gonzalez (CB), Ariana Alexander (JR) Haylee OBannon (INT) and Aoibh Potter (SR); 2nd place Saoirse Potter (CB), Pearl Gonzalez (JR) Lauren Richards (INT), and Gwendolyn Ash (SR). Plant category: 1st placeSaoirse Potter (CB), Brigid Potter (JR), Jalyn Porth (INT) and Aoibh Potter (SR); 2nd place Garnett Gonzalez (CB), Pearl Gonzalez (JR) and Kaydence Tindall (INT), and Gwendolyn Ash (SR). In the Scenic category: 1st place Garnett Gonzalez (CB), Ariana Alexander (JR), Haylee OBannon (INT) and Gwendolyn Ash (SR); 2nd place Garnett Gonzalez (CB), Ariana Alexander (JR), Lauren Richards (INT) and Victoria Magana (SR). In the Black and White category: 1st place Garnett Gonzalez (CB), Pearl Gonzalez (JR), Kaydence Tindall (INT) and Gwendo lyn Ash (SR); 2nd placeAriana Alexander (JR), Sevyn Shock (INT) and Aoibh Potter (SR). In the LYLAS Theme: 1st place Eddiana Rodriquez (JR), Edicia Rodriquez (INT), and Gwendolyn Ash (SR) 2nd placeEddiana Rodriquez (JR), Lauren Richards (INT), and Victoria Magana (SR). We appreciate Mr. Stewart Swanson for taking time to judge the photos. If you are interested in submitting photos next year, please contact the 4H Ofce at 674-4092 or 983-1598 for more information. Photography Competition at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds Submitted photo Front Row Left to Right Teagan Dobson, Hunter Sisk and Nichole Lujan. Mid dle Row Left to Right Brooke Black, Juliann Sisk, Edianna Rodriguez, Roger Galvez, Brigid Potter, Ivanna Achamizo, Saoirse Potter, Eva Vigo, Lilly Washam, Kathrine Washam and Jacob Porth. Back Row Left to Right Jalyn Porth, Angely Galvez, Emilie Hull, Siobhan Potter and Edicia Rodriguez. Courtesy photo/ Patricia Gonzalez Front Row Left to Right: Jacob Porth, Logan Alexander, Pandora Lujan, Nicho le Lujan, Tyrese Davis, Ariana Alexander and Morgan Lujan. Back Row Left to Right: Zackary Dalrymple, Nicholas Alexander, Aimee Suchomski and Shawn Alexander. By Sonja CrawfordSpecial to the Caloosa Belle The LaBelle Youth Livestock Rabbit and Cavy Show sponsored by LaBelle Ranch Supply was held on Monday, February12 with Mrs. Jaime Dixon of Arcadia, Florida serving as the ofcial judge. In the Rabbit division: Aimee Suchomski captured the Grand Champion Award as well as the Reserve Champion Award with her Mini Rex Does. In the Showmanship division: Lilly Washam took rst place in the junior division, Vivianna Rodriguez captured rst place in the intermediate division with Katherine Washam placing second, Victoria Magana achieved rst place in the senior division. In the Cavy division: Zackary Dalrymple was awarded Grand Champion with his American Cavy. Katherine Washam captured Reserve Champion with her Abyssinian Cavy. In the Showmanship division: Zackary Dalrymple was awarded rst place junior award with Lilly Washam in second place, Vivianna Rodriguez achieved the rst-place intermediate award with Katherine Washam taking second. The Rabbit and Cavy exhibitors were either members of the LaBelle All Kinds of Critters 4-H Club led by Mylissa Dalrymple or the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club led by Patricia Bosley. Thank you, club leaders and parents, exhibitors did great exhibiting their animals. The sponsorship given by LaBelle Ranch Supply was greatly appreciated. Youth Poultry Show at the LaBelle Rodeo GroundsThe LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show sponsored by LaBelle Ranch Supply was held on Sunday, February 11 with Mrs. Cindy Kinard of Arcadia, Florida serving as the ofcial judge. Exhibits were judged on the Danish system using blue, red and white ribbons for each poultry entry. Pee-wee exhibitors did awesome at ex hibiting their poultry. All pee-wee exhibitors received blue ribbons for their participation. The pee-wee exhibitors were Colton Clark and Pandora Lujan. Junior, Intermediate and Senior exhibi tors may exhibit more than one critter. Re ceiving blue ribbons for their entries: Ariana Alexander (8), Logan Alexander (9), Nicho las Alexander (7), Shawn Alexander (8), Zackary Dalrymple (6), Damian Davis (1), Tyrese Davis (1), Morgan Lujan (1), Nichole Lujan (4), Jacob Porth (8), Jalyn Porth (7), and Aimee Suchomski (2). Receiving red ribbons for their entries: Ariana Alexander (4), Jalyn Porth (2), and Aimee Suchomski (3). In the Bantam Breed division: Logan Al exander captured Grand Champion with his Rhode Island Red Hen. The Reserve Cham pion award was achieved by Zackary Dal rymple with his Silver Phoenix Hen. In the Standard Breed division: Grand Champion was awarded to the Rhode Island Red Hen exhibited by Nicholas Alexander with Morgan Lujan taking Reserve Cham pion with her Mixed Breed Rooster. In the Waterfowl division: Nicholas Alex ander won Grand and Reserve Champion with his pair of White Call Ducks. In the Junior Showmanship division: Ariana Alexander captured the rst-place award with Zackary Dalrymple winning second place. In the Intermediate Show manship division: Nicholas Alexander was awarded rst place with Aimee Suchomski taking second place. The Poultry exhibitors were either mem bers of the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat Bosley, LaBelle Small Animal 4-H Club led by Mylissa Darylmple, and the Poultry 4-H Club led by Dave and Cindy Al exander. Thank you LYL committee mem bers, 4H club leaders and parents for a great show. LaBelle Ranch Supplys sponsorship was greatly appreciated. Youth Exhibit Rabbits and Cavies at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds

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Hendry Soil /Water meeting The Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the main room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public.Glades Soil/Water meeting The Glades Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the main room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public. Full Moon Hike The March Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-Chapter Full Moon Hike (6 miles) will be Saturday, March 31. Carpool at 4 p.m. from Barron Park in LaBelle or meet at the Paradise Lake Trailhead Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area in Palmdale at 4:30 p.m. Wear sturdy close-toed shoes, long pants and hat. Bring insect repellent, water, picnic, snacks, ashlight, and ground cover to sit on during dinner. The plan is to enjoy Paradise Lake while watching alligators and birds, enjoy a picnic at Fisheating Creek, and watch the sunset and full moon. After the sun sets at 7:42 p.m., the group will return to the trailhead. On the return trip the open road area will be lit by the full moon. For the short hike from the undeveloped area to the trailhead ashlights and careful footing will be needed in a few places. The Paradise Lake Trailhead is located on US 27 just north of where SR 29 intersects. It is only a few yards from this intersection and on the east side of US27 south of Fisheating Creek. For more information call Deanna Filkins at 863-234-8181 (cell/text) or dklkins@aol.com Margaret England mlelighthouse863@gmail.com or 863-517-0202 (cell/text).American Legion EventsHappy Hour Monday Friday 11a-1p, and 4p-6p. March 30, April 6 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, crabcakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are available $1/slice to support our Veterans. Karaoke be gins at 7 p.m. Dining room is smoke free and open to the public. (April through September Fish Fries are only held the First Friday of each month) April 7 Saturday 10:30 a.m. The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Meet & Greet informal meeting with Coffee, Tea, Sandwich es and door prizes. Join us for more information about the Auxiliary. RSVP to Linda at 863-675-2086 or clteasley@embarqmail.com and Post 130 863-675-8300. Like our Facebook page to get all the weekly updates, the news letters and calendars on our website at www.legionpost130.com American Legion Post 130 Meetings: (All Members welcome) Ap. 4 Wed 7:30 p.m. Riders meeting Ap. 5 -Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meet ing Ap. 11 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting Ap. 19 Thurs 7 p.m. American Legion Meeting and Ameri can Legion Auxiliary Meeting American Legion Post 130 is located on SR80 West, across from the Shell station. For further information call 863-675-8300. Dining room is open to the public and smoke free.VFW Post 10100Free Juke Box on Fri. night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing is at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Hamburgers Every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Best Hamburgers and fries in town. Grilled to perfection. Have it your way. Ladies Night, Every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ladies drink at 1/2 Price.Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 3:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month House Committee Meeting at 6:30 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month Veterans Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of every month The Auxiliary Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Bingo every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Turkey Shoot 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month at 1:00 p.m. Hall rental available to the PUBLIC. We are a Smoke Free Dining Room. We are located on Hwy 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. Business Oppor tunities NOTICE Independent 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. Lawn & Garden Gonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! We get the job done! 863-673-6388 or 863-675-1166 Antiques ANTIQUES: China Cabinet, Sewing Machine w/cabinet, Chair, Dry Sink, School Desk. (11) 5 Ft. Tall Shelving Stands for shop or garage. (954)873-3322 (LaBelle) R oofing 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 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oofing rrfrn t rrfrn brrn trr rrfr frntr rrfr f r rr rrrfrnf r r frrfr fr frr rrfrn rr rrfrn f f rrfrn rr r rrfrnfr rr r r rrr rrfrnrrr rr nr r rrfrnr rr n r rr rrf tff r rrfrn tfr rrfr rrfr rrrrfrr rn r r rrr fr rr rr f rrfrn r rr rrfrn rn f rn f rrrfrn f rr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn Tr ee Re moval/ T rimming Tr ee Re moval/ T rimming Apar tments SWF Goodwill Housing is now accepting applications for its LABELLE 1 & 2 bedroom and its LEHIGH 2BR HUD Section 811 barrier-free apartments for people with PHYSICAL disabilities. For more information and application contact us Monday through Friday 10:00 am 3:00 pm at 863-674-5779. Income based rent income restrictions apply. Office Space R ent Affordable single for rent in LaBelle. Internet, kitchen, conference rooms, good parking, close in. Also available. Call Lori 239-292-4458 Storage Space R ent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5x10 $42.80; 8x10 $53.50;10x10 $58.85; 8x25 $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 rrfrn t rrfrn brrn trr rrfrfrntr rrfr f r rr rrrfrnf r r frrfr fr frr rrfrn rr rrfrn f f rrfrn rr r rrfrnfr rr r r rrr rrfrnrrr rr nr r rrfrnr rr n r rr rrf tff r rrfrn tfr rrfr rrfr rrrrfrr rn r r rrr fr rr rr f rrfrn r rr rrfrn rn f rn f rrrfrn frr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn Condos/T ownhouses Sale LUXURY CONDO FOR SALE: 1BR w/ family room overlooking marina; tastefully furnished. $79,500. Willard Realty (863) 675-0779 LUXURY CONDO FOR LEASE: 1BR w/ family room overlooking marina; fully furnished. $945/mo + utilities; 1-year lease. Willard Realty (863) 675-0779 3/2 Home, garage, workshop, wood-working workshop, pond with 2.5 acres in quiet country setting. $161,500. Willard Realty (863) 675-0779 Boats INFLATABLE KAYAK and Big Foot Sand Trailer for launching Hobie Cat Sailboat or In(954)873-3322 Campers/RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 954-789-7530 LEGAL NOTICENotice is hereby given that Fort Knox Self Storage located at 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle Florida 33935 intends to sell or otherwise dispose of the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes {83.801-83.809}. The public sale or other disposition of the following household/Misc items property will take place at Fort Knox Self Storage 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle FL 33935 beginning on April 7, 2018 at 11:00am This public sale requires a 50.00 cash deposit on all winning bids. Corney Jones Nancy Cantu Janna Taylor Dessie Thomas James Elliott Ernest Snyder Shantae Broughton Erelisha Bell 485130 CB 3/29;4/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE FOR BIDSBarron Water Control District will accept SEALED bid proposals up to 2:00 PM, April 5, 2018, for the purchase of one New 95 H.P. Overhead Cab Tractor with air conditioning, 2 wheel drive, 4 cycle diesel motor, hydraulic Port LaBelle or mail to P.O. Box 1606, LaBelle, Florida 33975. 863-675-0346 or ltaylor@bwcd.net The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to accept the bid that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the District. Mark Colbert, Chairman 485127 CN/GCD/CB 3/29/2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Arthur N. Bonker 675 N Nogal St. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Beatriz Perez 3302 Everhigh Acres Rd. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Joyce M. Goode 3787 Ft. Keis Ave. Ft. Denaud, FL. 33935 Darrell L. Sweet II 202 Trocadero Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Wilbert James 891 W. Lincoln Ave. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Robert L. Koff Jr. 4005 Tanglewood Dr. LaBelle, FL. 33935 Jose L. Rodriguez 1116 Carlyle St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Hendry County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this published notice to receive the information regarding the basis for your potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve this matter. Failure to respond may result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor, and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Call 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592.El Aviso se da por Este Medio:Informamos que su eligibilidad para votar esta en cuestion. Usted tiene que comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones, del condado de Hendry, Florida, a mas tardar 30 dias despues de la fecha de este aviso publicado para recibir la informacion al respecto de su inelegibilidad potencial y el procedimiento de resolver este caso. La falta de respuesta puede resultar en la determinacion de ineligibilidad por parte del Supervisor, y su nombre sera eliminado del sistema estatal del registro de votantes. Llame al 863-675-5230 or 863-983-1592. Brenda K. Hoots Supervisor of Elections PO Box 174 LaBelle, FL 33975 Hendry County, Florida F.S. 98.075 485100 CN 3/29/2018 NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITYHENDRY COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM Hendry County hereby announces that funds for Housing Assistance are available from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. assistance. Hendry County will be hosting two homeowner orientations to explain the homeowner orientation will be conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Boulevard, LaBelle, FL 33975. The second homeowner orientation will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Hendry County ton, FL 33440. Individual applications for down payment assistance will be available beginning on Friday, April 27, 2018 through Friday, May 25, 2018 or until funds are expended. The applications will be available on the Hendry County website and at the Hendry County Housing Department locations at 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida and 1100 S. Olympia Street Clewiston, Florida. Contact the Hendry County Housing at 863-675-5297 or reimburse for homes that has already been purchased. The application period is for thirty (30) days, beginning Friday, April 27, 2018 or until all funds have been expended. Applications will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All applications must be received by the Housing Department, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018. Wednesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ThursMonday through Wednesday 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Thursday and Friday 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. All SHIP assistance recipients must agree to comply with all SHIP Program criteria and requirements as set forth in Chapter 67-37, Florida AdministraBoard of County Commissioners reserves the right to close any program application period by Board resolution. Hendry County SHIP programs do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, age or any other protected classes. HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IS A FAIR HOUSING, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION 485015 CN/CB 3/22,29;4/5,12,19/2018 10 Caloosa Belle March 29, 2018 Community Briefs

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