Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 June 28, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 26 By Captain Susan Harrelle Special to the Caloosa Belle On June 19, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering Sheriff Whidden to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new own er and remove any persons on the property known as Altair Training Solutions, a region al training facility with an address of 31101 Na Dr., Immokalee. This training facility is the former site of Hendry Correctional Insti tute. Due to the size of the facility and the type of training being conducted there, Sher iff Whidden felt that the safest way to do this was to organize an operation and en act the Mutual Aid Agreement, per statute. Lee County Sheriffs Ofce, Collier County Sheriffs Ofce, SW Florida Regional Bomb Squad, Florida Wildlife Commission, ATF and Homeland Security Investigations as sisted Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce with personnel and assets. 73 law enforcement ofcers were briefed on the situation and entered the property securing all buildings. Once that was done, the property was turned over to the new owners. The lender sued Altair and others in a foreclosure and they were awarded. The property was sold at auction on May 30. As a result of the sale, the writ was issued. ATF seized several rearms that were in violation and a small amount of explosive ordinance was seized by the bomb squad. There were no arrests made at this time. HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions for new owner By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Heavy rainfall in May and June followed by hot summer weather has led to increased reports of algal blooms and cyanobacteria blooms in South Florida. Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae is not actually algae. A combination of hot weather, low sa linity, nitrogen and phosphorus can cause algae and cyanobacteria to grow rapidly; this is called a bloom. Laboratory tests are required to determine what types of algae or cyanobacteria are in a bloom. Some not all species of cyanobacte ria produce toxins under certain conditions. Species that can produce toxins do not al ways do so. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is monitoring what is be lieved to be a massive cyanobacteria bloom on Lake Okeechobee. According to oceanographer Michelle Tomlinson of the NOAA National Ocean Service, they have been monitoring satellite photos of the lake since the start of June. Ms. Tomlinson shared the following in formation about the images: A series of satellite images acquired on June 12, 20, 21, and 24 show the pro gression of a cyanobacterial bloom in Lake Okeechobee. On June 12, about 3 percent of lake area was covered by cyanobacteria blooms. Most of the blooms appeared along about a mile off the eastern shore. On the June 20 image, the bloom was observed to be covering about 49 percent of the lake surface area, mostly in the south western quadrant of the lake with some bloom accumulation along the northwest ern shore. There was a decrease in bloom are al extent on June 21 of about 22 percent, where the bloom was observed along the eastern part of the lake. The decrease was likely due to wind mixing cyanobacteria cells down into the water column and not the disappearance of the bloom. These cells oat back to the surface when winds sub side. The latest image from June 24 shows the maximum cyanobacterial bloom extent observed in the month of June so far. The bloom was observed to be cover ing almost the entire lake area, excluding a narrow stretch along and about 6 miles off the eastern shoreline. Pronounced bloom accumulation was observed along the east ern shoreline. The algorithm we developed for the im agery is showing cyanobacteria blooms, Algal blooms reported throughout the area County leaders want to address long list of capital improvements By Chris Felker INI Florida Before getting down to a serious discus sion of needed repairs to county buildings and capital improvement projects that have been waiting for action, Hendry County commissioners disposed of a noncontrover sial matter rst at a special meeting June 22. In a pair of 4-0 votes, they assented to a change order adding $942 to the overall $2.3 million cost of the LaBelle Airport terminal building and then to authorizing County Ad ministrator Charles Chapman to execute any future changes costing less than $10,000. Public Works Director Shane Parker said staff requested the addition of two hose bibs to service the exterior of the terminal, which will require Florida Department of Transpor tation approval that he noted is expected based on their conversations. If for some reason its not approved, he said, the cost would be paid out of the airports budget. Construction is being done under a contract with O-A-K/Florida Inc. of Fort Myers, with AECOM Technical Services Inc. of Tampa as project engineer. The second action was taken to avoid construction delays caused by any other needed changes in any projects because the board will not meet again until July 24. Commissioner Emma Byrd was listening in via telephone, but could not vote. The commissioners then had a very long discussion concerning their 2017-18 capital improvement schedule, which includes sev eral large projects theyve been talking about but have not prioritized plans for because of a lack of available nancing and because of the continuing impact of Hurricane Irma on Hendrys nances. On the schedule are: $40,000 in repairs to the Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce, includ ing air conditioners plus courthouse security measures; $480,000 for courthouse and oth er miscellaneous repairs, with $60,000 com ing from sources other than county taxpay ers funds; $500,000 for Historic Courthouse work, all from a grant; $70,000 for the Health Department building in LaBelle; $10,000 for the library; $100,000 for the Clewiston sub-ofce building; $10,000 for the Harlem Civic Center; and $250,000 for the Dallas Hendry County seeks prices on a line of credit Courtesy photo/ John Cassani Calusa Waterkeeper Heavy rainfall in May and June followed by hot summer weather has led to increased reports of algal blooms and cyanobacteria blooms in South Florida, like the shot above of the bloom moving down the Caloosahatchee River at the LaBelle Bridge. See County Page 2 See Algal Page 8
2 Caloosa Belle June 28, 2018 B. Townsend Agricultural Building, all from a grant. The total amount is $1.46 million, with $810,000 coming from grants or other sources. According to the staffs Capital Needs Analysis, those account for a little more than a quarter of the total costs the county faces for bringing its facilities to a better functional and safety level. Deputy County Administra tor Jennifer Davis ran through the list. After recent discussions of work need ed at county cemeteries, staff provided cost estimates for them: Fort Denaud Cemetery expansion phase one, $300,000; Ridgelawn and Harlem cemeteries, $100,000; and over all cemetery landscaping and renovations, $100,000. Other items cited in the analysis are: $2 million for the Historic Courthouse exterior; $900,000 for Administration Court house facade work and $200,000 for longterm courthouse security; $300,000 for the courthouse parking lot and expansion; $350,000 for jail projects, including roof work, interior repairs, plumbing xture re placements, administrative wing repairs and an LP gas motor for a re pump; and $50,000 for Clewiston sub-ofce work. The total is $4.3 million, but $300,000 is available from the budget for the courthouse facade, so the county is looking at $4 million worth of needs. Ms. Davis explained: These are all esti mates; of course, we feel like theyre close for conversation purposes, but once you all make a decision on how you want to pro ceed, all these numbers would be rmed up ... and everything would have to come back before you before it was approved. Mr. Chapman wanted to clarify, about the nancing that will be sought: What well be looking at is not a bond, where we take out a lump sum and were paying back interest on that lump sum. Well get a line of credit up to a certain amount, and you only pay for that which you draw down, plus interest. After staff presented voluminous infor mation about all the projects and needs, County Board Chairman Mitchell Wills sum marized, Were to the point now where we just need to come together and lets x these facilities and get them to where they need to be. The board then passed several motions by unanimous votes. The rst directed the county engineer to move forward with a guaranteed maximum contract price of some $265,000 for the east courthouse fa cade repairs. Next, commissioners autho rized Administrator Chapman to approach nancial institutions and price out a line of credit of up to about $6 million. After their discussions, commissioners and staff ar rived at an estimated total needs price of about $5.37 million, but the board imposed no cap, instead asking Mr. Chapman to nd out whether rates would vary depending on a potential total amount sought. He, in turn, committed to work from the schedule he and staff had presented. We will do our best to move this as aggressive ly as possible. My guarantee to the board is that this will be a part of the package with the budget that you move to adopt at public hearings in September. Chairman Wills said he wanted to make the situation clear to the public: This isnt a hard cost, this isnt drilled down yet; this is just an estimate to get us moving forward to get to that place where well know what the hard numbers are and then we can move from there. County Continued From Page 1 Special to The Caloosa Belle/ Courtesy photo Graduates of the 2018 Hendry Glades Adult Leadership Program are, from left, Lisa Walker, Emily Hunter, Belinda Smith, Luke Davis, Yara Sanchez, Libby Pig man, Matthew Howard, Kristi Biffar, Jennifer Lesley and Melinda Abreu. By Lisa Walker Special to the Caloosa Belle The Hendry Glades Adult Leadership Pro gram of 2018 had its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 16. For participants, this program introduc es, educates and provides hands-on experi ences to various establishments in Hendry and Glades counties that ultimately make us who we are. The leadership training consists of an eight-month-long course connecting and developing professional participants with the objective of becoming better aware, more knowledgeable and more engaged in their community. Anyone who is interested in joining the Hendry Glades Adult Leadership Program for 2019 should contact Leslie Leiva at leslie email@example.com. or Tuesday Tritt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leadership programs Class of 2018 graduates
June 28, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 PRIMARY ELECTION Books CloseREGISTER TO VOTE: For the August 28, 2018, Primary Elec tion at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Ofce, any Drivers License Ofce, Public Assistance Ofce and all Public Libraries. The Voter Registration Books close on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.ELECCIN DE PRIMARIA Libros Se CierranREGISTRESE para VOTAR: Para las Eleciones Primarias el 28 de Agosto, 2018, en la Ocina de Elecciones, en el Edicio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la ocina de Clewiston, y en la Ocina de licencia, Ocinas de Assistencias Publicas y Bibliotecas Publica. Los libros de registracion se sierra el Lunes, 30 de Julio, 2018 a las 5:00 p.m. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida June 28, 2018 C.N. & C.B. F.S. 97.055 Your local newspaper will be closed Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day THURS DAY, JULY 5TH DEADLINEDisplay Advertising .........................3 p.m. Friday, June 29 ......................... 11 a.m. Monday, July 2 Obituary Deadline .......................... 3 p.m. Monday, July 2Have a Safe Holiday! The LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park Committee would like to invite the mem bers of the community and City Ofcials to an Ofcial ground-breaking ceremony this Saturday, June 30th at 9 a.m. to mark the spot where the new granite wall will be placed. The Veterans and volunteers in volved are excited to have this project get underway and look forward to its comple tion this fall. This project has taken several months to date, and it has taken several years to raise the necessary monies to pur chase. The LaBelle Veterans Park is a part nership of the American Legion Post 130, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10100, The City of LaBelle and its many generous sup porters. The monies raised for this park has come from the donations of bricks, busi ness sponsors and the Fallen Heroes Bene t held each July. If anyone is wishing to have a veterans name on the wall that does not currently have a brick they can go to the American Legion Post 130 or the VFW Post 10100 to ll out a form at a donation of $100.00 be fore August 1st to have it engraved on the rst go around. Forms will also be available that morning at the park. Veterans Wall Groundbreaking set Hendry County Business Expo and Job Fair The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Com merce is sponsoring a Business Expo and Job Fair on Thursday, June 28. It will be held at the LaBelle Civic Center between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free. The event is designed to be both a Busi ness Expo and a Job Fair. A Business Expo is the perfect way for local business owners to showcase their business and products to lo cal customers. Business owners who are in need of more employees may also nd the Job Fair to be of help. According to Diane Fidanza, the Executive Director of the La Belle Chamber, Hendry County has many wonderful businesses, but many times local customers do not know these businesses are here and available to them. This venue is the perfect opportunity for businesses to connect face to face with the community, and customers, they serve. For more information, or to register for a reserved space, please contact Diane at the Chamber at 863-675-0125, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Community Brief By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Algae is part of the natural ecosystem in lakes, rivers and streams worldwide. Algae is ever-present in Lake Okeechobee, even when it is not visible in a bloom; boaters and shermen are used to seeing algae in the water column or blown about by the winds. Since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water to the east through Port Mayaca lock and to the west through the Moore Haven lock, coastal ofcials have voiced concerns about the algae that may be in the lake water. In 2016, algae from the lake was blamed for seeding the massive harmful algal blooms that plagued the Trea sure Coast. So far this year, a small patch of wind blown algae was been found near the Port Mayaca Lock on Lake Okeechobee, on June 5. Toxin levels were very low at 0.6 parts per billion. The World Health Organization con siders levels below 10 ppb to be safe. At the June 7 Water Resources Analysis Coalition meeting, Chad Kennedy of the Florida Department of Environmental Reg ulation explained that FDEP takes samples whenever algal blooms are reported, but it takes four days for the FDEP staff to analyze algae samples. This isnt something that you can do, run through a machine and get an instant number, he said. This is something folks have to do anal ysis on and quality assurance and quality control to make sure the information is ac curate, he explained. If algae is present, it is not necessarily synonymous with toxins present, he said. Mr. Kennedy said that the Corps of Engi neers has personnel monitoring the locks and levee every day. In addition, water man agement personnel are out on the lake col lecting samples. Its a big lake, he said. FDEP also seeks the publics help to monitor algal blooms. If you see an algae bloom, please call 855-305-3903. Please leave a message and we will call you back and get details about the bloom, he said. He added that algal blooms can also be reported on the FDEP website. Mr. Kennedy said FDEP is looking for ways not only to monitor algal blooms but to treat harmful algal blooms when they oc cur. He said FDEP put out a Request for Pro posals (RFP) in March. FDEP has about 60 people scientists and individuals who said they had a solution to this problem, he said. Unfortunately, we only had four re sponses to that RFP when it really came right down to brass tacks, he continued. We have to protect the water. We are not going to let people disperse chemicals or anything like that which is going to have an adverse effect on the whole resource just to get rid of the algae. We had two responses that were deemed complete, he said. Unfortunate ly, they did not respond to all the aspects of the RFP in a manner that the department felt comfortable moving forward with. Mr. Kennedy said FDEP is working on a new RFP. We are actively seeking people who can clean up and actively respond to these blooms if we do have a toxic bloom, he said. If you know someone that has a tech nology that is scalable and can be deployed on an ad-hoc, as needed, response, we are looking for that. We are looking for ways to respond and clean up, not just monitor, algal blooms, he said. Algae testing takes time, says Dept. of Environmental Regulation Courtesy photo/ Karen Hildebrand Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo These children were acting out parts to the story, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo, book by John Lithgow. The puppet Rockin Rabbit is hang ing over the the top. The story is about a little boy (played by Rockin Rab bit) who goes to an outside concert and falls asleep. He dreams that as the music plays the animals escape from the zoo one by one, each with an instrument, and join the orchestra. These children were each playing a part of one of the animals from the zoo.
June 28, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 Hi My name is Kenneth C. Diaz I have over 31 years in government serving my community and the public as a Fireghter/Para medic. For my last 10 years of that time I was as signed to Miami International Airport. I was elected to the Hendry County MSBU board in the early 90s. Born in Tampa raised in Miami I moved to Hendry County in 1984 for the peace and harmony our community offers. My wife and I have raised a family of 4 children in our community. This is our home town and Im running for a spot on the Hendry County Commission to protect what we have, help manage growth, and bring much needed experience into our government and to the Board of County Commissioners. One of the many opinions I have is Airglades Airport should not be sold. Instead we should be the ones developing it, not private investors. If we sell our airport Hendry County citizens stand to lose billions of dollars in future county revenue. Lost revenue forever that would in turn reduce property taxes and provide seriously needed community benets. Our community should think more about our future and our childrens futures. Selling our most important assets should never be an op tion for us. We can not allow these thing to happen anymore. Developing our assets for now and the future should be paramount for our leaders. After all, that is their job! Our Hendry County Ofcals are incorrect if they sell our airport to US Sugar and their group of investors. We can build it ourselves! The Hendry County Com mission needs to stop being lazy and develop Airglades Airport ourselves. Long term politics are harming our communities. More than 20 years in ofce is too long for anyone and I think its time for new blood in district 2. Thank you, Kenneth C. Diaz Help Make Hendry County Strong! Your opinion is welcome and needed! 786-416-3620 firstname.lastname@example.orgPaid Political Advertisement, paid for and approved by Kenneth C. Diaz, no party afliation, for Hendry County Commission District 2 Medical CannabisJuan R. Puerto, MD 555 N 15th St. Suite A Immokalee, FL 34142Some Facts:1. NO ONE HAS EVER DIED FROM CANNABIS. 2. CANNABIS IS NOT A GATEWAY DRUG. IN FACT, IT IS A GREAT EXIT DRUG FOR OPIOIDS, ALCOHOL, AND OTHER HARMFUL SUBSTANCES. 3. CANNABIS DOES NOT KILL BRAIN CELLS. IT IS ACTUALLY A NEUROPROTECTECTANT AND SERVES TO PROTECT NERVE CELLS AGAINST DAMAGE, DEGENERATION, OR IMPAIRMENT OF FUNCTION. 4. ALL CANNABIS IS MEDICINE AND HAS MEDICAL BENEFITS. MAINLY AS AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND PAIN RELIEVER. (239) 657-2779 Courtesy photo Drummond speaks to Kiwanis Attorney, Kevin Drummond P.A. who grew up in LaBelle and also became an Eagle Scout before graduating LaBelle High School was a guest speaker at the June 5th LaBelle Kiwanis meeting. Kevin explained to Kiwanis members and guests about probate proceedings, the rules governing formal probate administration and summary administration in the State of Florida. Pictured: Attorney Drummond whose ofce is in West Palm Beach, LaBelle Kiwanis President Sue Williams, and Nikki Yeager, a Past President for Kiwanis. Courtesy photo Amateur Radio Club EM Reservists The Big Lake Amateur Radio Club EM Reservists participated in nationwide training Field Day in Clewiston May 23 and 24. The training is intended to demonstrate the ability of Amateur Radio to function in the event of civil emer gency using only generators for power. This year Hendry County Reservist li censed operators succeeded in reaching 1K mile radius to amateur radio oper ators in Puerto Rico, New York state, Wisconsin and Texas. Picture are Big Lake Radio Club members (l-r)David Hegley, Frank Harris Sr, Lori M Shula, Edward Radke, and CPD ofcers Ilia Movalli and Darrin McNeil.
6 Caloosa Belle June 28, 2018 Movie Night Planned First Baptist Church of LaBelle is hosting a free movie night on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. The movie is I Can Only Imagine, the true story behind the beloved song. Movie night is open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors to 330 N. Main Street. Any questions, call 863-675-2171. Kids Stars and Stripes parade The First Baptist Church of LaBelle will be hosting a Stars and Stripes Kids Parade on the 4th of July starting at 3:00 PM. We are asking for children to participate in the parade by walking or decorating their bicy cles, scooters, or wagons in RED, WHITE and BLUE. The parade line up is at 3:00 PM at the church. A parents registration form is required and can be picked up and returned at the church ofce from 8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Deadline for parade registra tion is June 30. VBS at First Christian Church Come sail away with First Christian Church on a tropical adventure! Vacation Bible School will be held on July 9 13, from 9:00 to 12:00. We are located on the corner of Lee and Ford Streets. The Shipwrecked Rescued By Jesus theme is full of bible adventures, games, music, and treats! For more information call, 863-675-1366. Who will I obey? VBS at El Faro Assembly will begin on July 2 and run until July 6 for ages 3 to 18. The classes start at 9 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. El Faro Assembly is located at 431 Bryan Avenue LaBelle, FL 33935. For information call 863-843-0264. A Quien Obedecere? EBV (Escuela Biblica de Verano) Julio 2 -6, 2018. Para informacion Ila mar al (for more info call): 863-843-0264 Edades (Ages): 3 18 Horarios (times): 9:00 AM 12:30 PM LA REGISTRACION EMPEZARA A LAS (REGISTRATION WILL START AT): 8:30 AM Gran Campaa Garden of Prayer LaBelle Community SDA Ministries ex tends our 11 a.m. Sabbath morning Pastoral Garden of Prayer to anyone and everyone whose mind is heavily burdened. You know how heavy your situation is. James 5:16 re minds us to pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righ teous man has great power and wonderful results. You can join our prayer list of over 100 by sending your familys name to P.O. Box 1885 LaBelle, FL 33975. Pastor Rupert A. Balfour, PhD WWW.HRMC.US|863-983-3000 FULL SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY Marlene Summerall Grillo, 77 LABELLE Marlene Summerall Grillo passed away June 23, 2018 in LaBelle. She was born April 18, 1941 in Tampa, to the late Clyde and the late Edith Marie (Thompson) Summer all, Sr. Survivors include her children, Debbie (Cary) Grillo Haerlin, Terri (Mike) Grillo-Cross, Tony (Lori) Grillo, Cathy (Steve) Grillo and Lonnie (Donnie) Gore; step-sons, Frank Grillo and John Grillo and families; sister, Joyce Boatright; grandchildren, Tommy, Michael, Ben, Skeeter, Michele, Robert, Cassie, Dillon, Josh and Bruce; numerous great-grandchildren and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Grillo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Pastor Bill Maddox ofciated. Visitation was for 30 minutes before the funeral at Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Church Briefs Courtesy photos/ Karen Hildebrand Busey was at Barron Library Daniel Busey played his violin and talked to the children about how a stringed instrument makes music. He also let the children try their hand with his violin and ddle. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com
June 28, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 U.S. Sugar Employees Give Back U.S. Sugar and our employees AHabitat for Humanity Courtesy photo LaBelles Nature Park Along the Caloosahatchee Riv er in LaBelle hides a wonderful little park full of surprises. This small park is nestled in the midst of the growing city of La Belle. The park has a walking trail, the loop a half mile long is bursting with many extensions leading you in different direc tions to explore the wondrous park. It is home to an assort ment of wildlife, 55 QR code along with interpretive signs present information about the trees and plants that grow beneath the shade of the bro meliad-draped live oaks and tall cabbage palms. There are benches to perch on to watch the birds. This park also has a small trea sure chest hidden among the trees. It is a Geo Caching container, it is a green plastic tool box that you nd with the help of your cell phone. You must sign up, its simple, free and lots of fun. https://www.geocaching.com. If you plan on taking a trinket out of the box please replace it with something else. Small trinkets like football trading cards, a Cadillac insignia, hot wheels, a set of earphones, a wildlife keychain, a ruler and a clip. These are all things found in the box previously. The page you will look for is called Lost in LaBelle A cache by Missouri Mule and Lady Bug. From SR 80 in LaBelle, turn north onto Hardee Street. Continue to the end of the street and make a left. The park entrance and trailhead parking is imme diately on your left. Please note there are No restrooms. More than 2 million older Americans are receiving letters from the Social Security Ad ministration about programs that could help pay their health care expenses. Recipients of these letters are likely eligible for Extra Help, a low-income subsidy program for Medicare Part D prescription benets, or other Medi care Savings Programs. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) wants to reassure se niors that these letters from the Social Se curity Administration are legitimate. Recip ients are encouraged to contact the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program to determine if they are eligible and receive application assistance. SHINE Medicare counselors provide free, unbiased, and personalized assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and long-term care insurance. Offered lo cally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, SHINE empowers se niors, their caregivers, and family members to make informed decisions about health care coverage. SHINE is a volunteer pro gram of the Florida Department of Elder Af fairs and part of the national SHIP Program. About 12 million people nationwide use one of these programs to help cover the costs of medications, copays, deductibles, and Medicare premiums, explains Camili ta Aldridge, SHINE Liaison with AAASWFL. About 180 people in Glades and Hendry Counties will receive these letters. If you found one of these letters in your mailbox, SHINE may be able to help you save hun dreds or even thousands of dollars on your health care. With healthcare costs continu ing to rise, these programs can be a lifeline for older adults with limited incomes. AAASWFL provides SHINE counseling services at locations across Southwest Flor ida. To make an appointment with a SHINE counselor, call AAASWFLs toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337. A list of coun seling sites can also be found on the SHINE website: www.oridashine.org. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprot organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is the states designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. The organization is committed to helping adults ages 60 and over and people with disabili ties to live with independence and dignity in their own homes and communities. More information is available at www.aaasw.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-4135337 (866-41-ELDER). Medicare Savings Programs can reduce insurance costs for seniors
8 Caloosa Belle June 28, 2018 Ms. Tomlinson explained. So it is sepa rating out the cyanobacteria from any other background algae in the lake. There may be some non-harmful phytoplankton mixed in there, but what you are seeing is the concen tration of the cyanobacteria. According to Dee Ann Miller of the Flor ida Department of Health: Some not all blue-green algae can produce toxins that can contribute to environmental prob lems and affect public health. Little is known about exactly what environmental condi tions trigger toxin production. Over time, these toxins are diluted and eventually break down and disappear. Persistent blooms are routinely monitored and retested. Because you cannot tell if algae is producing toxins by looking at it, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) coordi nates with the water management districts and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission to routinely sample ob served and reported algal blooms and test for algal identication and toxin levels. Results posted by FDEP as of June 26 found no toxins in the samples collected in Lake Okeechobee since June 6. Earlier this month, very low levels of toxins of less than 1 microgram per liter were reported in samples from small blooms just off Lake Okeechobees east shore. The World Health Organization considers levels under 10 mi crograms per liter as safe for recreational contact. Samples were collected from various areas around the lake on Monday. Testing takes about four days. NOAA is also tracking algae blooms in other areas of the country, such as Lake Erie and the Gulf of Maine. On June 22, the U.S. Army Corps of En gineers changed the lake release schedule so that releases are measured at the Frank lin Lock and limited the ow to 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Thats about 1.6 billion gallons per day. Most of the water owing through that lock is now from local runoff, not Lake Okeechobee. For example, on June 25, the local basin runoff made up 2,028 cfs more than twothirds of the ow going through the Franklin Lock. On June 25, releases at the Moore Haven Lock were 1504 cfs, so the ow to the Calo osahatchee estuary that day was about half lake water, half local basin runoff. To the east, ow into the C-44 Canal from Lake Okeechobee has been reduced as well. That ow is measured at the St. Lucie Lock, so it includes water from the lake which enters the canal at Port Mayaca, as well as basin runoff that ows into the C-44 Canal between Port Mayaca and the St. Lucie Lock. In addition, the corps is pulsing the ows to allow the tides to ush out the estuary. On June 25, ow to the St. Lucie from the lake was just 195 cfs. Flow going through the St. Lucie Lock was 1,245 cfs. On June 26, ow from the lake at the Port Mayaca lock was 1,754 cfs. On June 18, an algal bloom was reported on the Calooshatchee River near the LaBelle bridge. According to the FDEP tests, the bloom was mixed algae (not cyanobacteria) with no dominant species in the sample. No toxins were detected. The most recent sample of algae near the St. Lucie Lock on Jume 21 found the domi nant species was microcystin aeruginosa (a form of cyanobacteria). No toxins were de tected. A sample taken June 19 at Port Maya ca found the same type of cyanobacteria. No toxins were detected. A number of algal blooms were reported on Lake Okeechobee and connecting water ways on June 25. It takes four days to get test results, so the type of algae or cyanobacteria is not yet known. FDEP investigated an algal bloom June 25 at the Ortona Lock. Dense mats of algae were observed at the surface along the ca nal bank. Algae was visible across the entire canal. FDEP also inivestigated an algal bloom June 25 at the Alva Bridge. They found some surface alage which was sampled. They also collected samples at the Franklin Locks and the 41 bridge. NOTE: Algal blooms and cyanobaceteri al blooms look alike; it takes a microscope to the tell the difference. Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic organisms (a microscopic sin gle-celled organism that has neither a dis tinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles) where as green al gae are eukaryotic organisms (an organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the ge netic material is DNA in the form of chromo somes contained within a distinct nucleus.) According to the Environmental Proec tion Agency, both algae and cyanobacteria occur naturally in freshwater worldwide. There are thousands of species of algae and thousands of species of cyanobacteria. Now Accepting New Patients Hanin Abou Ayash, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Hanin Abou Ayash, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Hanin Abou Ayash, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner LABELLE Adult Drug Court is being re-established in Hendry County. Effec tive July 1, 2018, the Center for Progress and Excellence, which is a subdivision of Elite DNA, will provide professional alco hol and drug treatment services for adult drug court participants. In February 2015, Hendry Countys Drug Court Program was discontinued due to the previous treatment providers inability to secure adequate funding for services. Research shows that drug courts work. Treatment courts not only help partici pants, but also the whole community. Drug court programs have proven to help break the cycle of addiction in individuals with alcohol and drug problems and help them become productive members of society. Adult Felony Drug Court is a multiphase diversion program offered in lieu of incarceration. Non-violent offenders who have committed crimes related to their substance abuse or dependency, and who qualify, may choose to receive special ized outpatient substance abuse services, stay in recovery and become productive members of society. The program typically takes 12 to 19 months to complete. Adult Drug Court services are re-established in Hendry County Algal Continued From Page 1 Courtesy photo The grahic above shows the bloom progression through the lake.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 Hendry County BOCC is seeking appli cations for a Field Technician. Applications will be received at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County website at Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Emergency Management Planner. Applications will be received at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County website at Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Maintenance Technician. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 6, 2018 at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County website at Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS EMPLOYEE MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION AND LIFE INSURANCE FOR HENDRY COUNTY EMPLOYEES RFP NUMBER: RFP # HCBOCC2018-01 OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for HENDRY COUNTY EMPLOYEE MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION AND LIFE. In order to be considered, proposals must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by July 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. The Evaluation Committee will meet on August 6, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the County Administration building, 640 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL. 33935. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place. A copy of the Instructions and RFP Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Administrators Office, located at 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5354 or (863) 674-5671 or by emailing Crystal Mcmullen at MCMULLEN@albrittonins.com. This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. 270692 CN/CB 6/28/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 oo ng R oo ng Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming Employment Full Time Flash Trucking Wanted Drivers New Pay increase 401K Health Insurance vacation pay Great Equipment Call Matt Shop 863-674-1011 cell 941-232-5407 Employment Full Time Full and part time teacher positions are available at the First Baptist Preschool of LaBelle for August 6, 2018. Preferred candidates should have 40 hours of DCF training as well as CDA. Other positions not requiring these credentials may also be available. First Baptist Preschool, located at 330 N. Main Street, LaBelle, Fl, is a Christian childcare center sharing Gods love with our children. License Number C20HE0015. Drop by or call the office at 863-675-2171 ext 1005 for more information or to pick up an application. Employment Full Time LaBelle Bridge Tender Position Operate the drawbridge safely and in accordance with the regulations of the USCG and State of Florida statues. Shifts are 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM. Background check required. High School diploma/GED required. Complete logs and reports accurately, legibly and neatly. Read and comprehend DOT and USCG manuals, rules, regulations and procedures. Pre-hire physical. Paid Training. (9.00-11.40 Hr.) Submit Resume to: kathleen.williams@ us.issworld.com Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered 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 772878-2010 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 num ber out of your area, use caution. Affordable single office for rent in LaBelle. Internet, kitchen, confer ence rooms, good park ing, close in. Also virtual office services available. Call Lori 239-292-4458 Storage Space Rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5x10 $42.80; 8x10 $53.50; 10x10 $58.85; 8x25 $96.30; 24hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Land Sale 6 acres vacant land 255 C Road LaBelle, Fl Owner financing available (239)791-9852 Mobile Homes Re nt 2br/1ba on 3 lots in north Labelle 950/month Security deposit, rental references, background check and proof of income required 239-333-5474 Mobile Homes Sale For Sale Mobile Home 965 Thigpen Rd LaBelle Owner financing avail able. 239-791-9852 Mobile Homes Sale Mobile Home 3859 SR 29 South LaBelle, FL Owner financing available 239-791-9852 Mobile Home for sale 561 East Seminole Ave LaBelle, FL Owner financing available 239-791-9852 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 The most important 20 minutes of your day is the time spent reading with your child from birth to age nine.
10 Caloosa Belle June 28, 2018 Veterans Memorial Wall Update to the LaBelle Veterans Memori al Park. The bricks currently in the park are deteriorating and any plans to replace them were too costly, and it was decided to erect a granite wall to hold the veterans names and their branch of service. A list of the names can be found here https://caloosabelle. com/human-interest/the-names-that-willgo-on-the-veterans-wall. You can email DAV member Bob Kirkwood at bobkirkwood9@ gmail.com to make a correction. No phone calls will be accepted for corrections. The cutoff date for any corrections will be Au gust 1, 2018, any errors found after that date will be permanently engraved on the wall. Barron Park House Closing for summer The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop will be open until the end of June at which time it will close for the months of July and August for maintenance. In the meantime, take an opportunity to come by and view the art work of our skilled art ists. The gift shop offers many creative gifts, greeting cards, craft items and art work for a very reasonable price. The Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 Thursday thru Sunday. Hope everyone has a good summer. See you in September! Glades Soil And Water District Board Meeting The Glades Soil and Water Conserva tion District will hold its regularly sched uled Board meeting on June 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the main room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public. Yard sale for the animals The Caloosa Humane Society is holding a yard sale on Sat. June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with many new items including lots of furniture, karaoke machine, fancy wine opener, upright freezer, model ships, and much more of our usual items. Have fun and help support our mission and the animals in our care. Location: 390 North Bridge St. (behind and in the LaBelle Auc tion building, corner of North Bridge St. and Park Ave.) For more info call 863-675-0997. American Legion Events Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p. (April through September, Fish Fries are only held the First Friday of each month) June 30 Saturday 9 a.m. Veterans Park; Ground Breaking Ceremony to mark the spot where the new granite Veterans Wall will be placed in Veterans Park. Every one involved is excited to have the project underway with completion scheduled this fall. August 1, 2018 is the cutoff to add or correct names for the wall. July 6 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, crab cakes and chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries and roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are avail able $1/slice to support our Veterans. Kara oke begins at 7 p.m. Dining room is smoke free and open to the public. Like our Facebook page to get all the weekly updates, the newsletters and calen dars on our website at www.legionpost130. com American Legion Post 130 Meetings: (All Members welcome) July 4 Wed 7:30 p.m. American Le gion Riders meeting July 5 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meeting July 11 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting July 19 Thurs 7 p.m American Legion Family Installation of Ofcers American Legion Post 130 is located at 699 SR80 West, across from the Shell sta tion. For further information call 863-6758300. Dining room is open to the public and smoke free. Relay of Life Needs You Relay of Life LaBelle needs you! They are looking for teams! Churches, schools, non-prots, businesses, clubs and friends! For more information call Vicki Reynolds, Event Lead at 863-234-2405 or Amanda Dreszer, Community Manager at 239-2975484. Join them in the Fight against Cancer. Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee Meeting The Swamp Cabbage Festival will meet the rst Monday of each month in prepa ration for the 2019 Festival. The meetings are open to the public as well as anyone interested in volunteering. Please join us at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 6:30 p.m. For more in formation, call our ofce at 863-675-2995. Meeting Dates: July 2, August 6, September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3 and January 7. Playing now at the Firehouse Community Theatre MONSTER IN THE CLOSET directed by Kylie Bancroft and Valerie Shough is the next play. Play dates are: June 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. and July 1 at 2 p.m For more info call 863-675-3066 (leave a message) or on line at www.rehousecommunitytheatre. com. Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition: July Meetings Do you have unmet needs resulting from Hurricane Irma and have exhausted all oth er resources? Please contact us to nd out what support may be available for you and your family Contact Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition Coordinator: Terri Miaz ga Phone: 813-892-5021 Fax: 863-675-9393 E-mail: email@example.com c/o LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge Street La Belle, FL 33935. Non-prot representatives and other interested parties who would want to help Hendry and Glades Coun ty residents with unmet needs because of Hurricane Irma are invited to meetings at the following location and date: First Unit ed Methodist Church located at 331 West Osceola Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 on Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m. and Friday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. Parkinsons Support Group The Parkinsons Disease Support Group meeting at the Hope Senior Center on Cow boy Way on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, has voted not to meet in the months of July or August. Although not formally meeting, support is always available by call ing 843-342-8013. 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June 28, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and its not uncom mon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specic alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nui sance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286). Although alligator bite incidents resulting in serious injury are rare in Florida, the FWC recommends taking precautions when hav ing fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Re duce the chances of conicts with alligators by swimming only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dan gerous and illegal. The FWC also works to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about Living with Alligators. Learn more about alligators at MyFWC. com/Alligator. Important alligator safety advice R E D Herbed Linguine with Shrimp Ingredients cup half and half 3 TBLSPN freshly chopped basil 2 TBLSPN freshly chopped parsley 2 TBLSPN shredded Parmesan Salt and Pepper to taste pkg linguine cooked al dente lb shrimp, cooked and peeled cup sour cream Preparation: In a large skillet over medium heat, combine half and half, basil and parsley, Parmesan and salt and pepper. Add Linguine, tossing gently to coat. Cook 5 minutes; stir in shrimp. Cook 1 additional minute or until thoroughly heated, Remove from heat, stir in sour cream. Quick, easy and good. Enjoy! RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE Stop in for a complete list of available properties or check us out online at: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM Belle Realty Co. 863-675-7522 Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Lisa Andrews, Deborah Rodriguez, Stacy Pate & Alex DeStefano419 Hickpochee, LaBelle, FL 33935 UNDER CONTRACT HOMES Great Investment Property! 4/3 CBS home in Greenbriar Subdivision in Lehigh Acres. Home is in need of repair $145,000. Perfect for rst time homebuyer or as an investment. 4/2 home in Clewiston. Needs some TLC. $78,000. Great investment opportunity 3/1 home in Clewiston. Needs dome TLC $67,600. Fixer upper. 2/1 CBS home in North Ft Myers $44,900. 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, Neal Livingston, Phil Lewis Se Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT SOLD www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL Marilyn Sears Lic. Real Estate Broker COUNTRY LIVING ON 2.49 ACRES IN MUSE This spacious 4 bedroom manufactured home features split oor plan, 16 tile ooring throughout, Kitchen upgrades include newer cabinetry. Exterior features include oversized covered carport, front covered porch and back covered deck which runs full length on the home. Property is completely fenced. $149,000 FAMILY HOME situated on 4.27 +/acres in the heart of Muse. This CBS home offers more than 1500 sq. ft. of living space with an awesome open split oor plan, 3 BR/2 BA and a single car garage. tile oors throughout, an oversized family room that boasts a custom stone replace, a formal dining area with spacious kitchen, a walk in pantry and ranch style eat-in bar. $244,900 180 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 Stanley-Lynn and Wayne Simmons.THIS HOME SITE HAS 90 OF OPEN RIVER VIEW AND IS .332 OF AN ACRE. A dock can be permitted through the US Army Corps of Engineers (normally takes 4 to 6 months). Home needs to be removed, but will leave a 16 x 60 $35,000 +/875 sq ft metal Quonset workshop or storage building with a 14 concrete oor. The stem wall for the modular home (26 x 60) could be used for a new modular or mobile home or site built concrete block home. River will easily accommodate large boats and sailboats. $79,900 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol LHS Algebra Boot Camp Do you need to pass the Algebra 1 EOC or PERT for a Graduation Requirement? Do you need a half credit in Algebra 1 to boost your GPA? If either of the following situations apply to you, then you need to attend the Algebra Boot Camp in July. Students have found more success with passing the PERT and this is your last chance to pass the PERT before the state no longer accepts scores in August. Mr. Ledford and Mr. Lee have helped over 90 percent of students who attend summer school to pass the PERT! The boot camp will be at LaBelle High School from July 9-July 27 (Mon-Fri) Please expect to be at the school from 7:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Tammy Bass at 863-674-4120. Cowboy Day LaBelle High Schools Open House will be held on August 8. The schedule is as fol lows: 9th Grade8:00-10:00 a.m. 10th Grade10:00 AM-12:00 p.m. 11th Grade1:00-3:00 p.m. 12th Grade7:00 p.m. School Briefs Courtesy photo/ Trenton Muntz Recently at the Rotary On Tuesday, June 19, the Rotary Club of LaBelle heard a presentation from Ron Hamel, the Executive Vice President of the Gulf Citrus Growers Associ ation. The Association represents growers and farmers in Southwest Florida and advocates on various issues that are important to the industry, including legislative issues and research funding. From Left to Right: Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Growers Association, Rotarian Norm Todd, and Fred Kobie, President of the Rotary Club of LaBelle. ROCK YOUR WORLD AT BARRON LI BRARY Tuesday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. with presenter, Mrs. Margaret England, fea turing Gopher Turtles. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME HAS MOVED . to Wednesday mornings at 10:45. Bring your little ones for fun stories and proj ects. STEAM projects available, a different proj ects each week, for elementary and middle school students. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Proj ects will be out and available during regular library hours, with the exception of Tuesday mornings, due to summer program. FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE BOOKS for 2018/2019 are now available. 40 DAYS OF READING selection lists available to pick up, or follow the library on Facebook to view daily readings. Keep read ing during the summer so you are on point when school begins again in the fall. SEWING FOR BEGINNERS ages 14 and up, sign up today. There is a one-time class fee of $10 for ve sessions. QUILTING CLASS will begin Thursday, July 5, 5:30 7:30 p.m. There is a onetime class fee of $10 for ve sessions. CHESS CLUB Offering a time for expe rienced players to compete, and also an op portunity to learn how to play, every Mon day evening from 5:39 7:30 p.m. BARRON BOOK CLUB Book selection for July is Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. The club meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the library, next meeting July 9. Everyone is welcome! July 30 Creating an Underwater Ab stract painting workshop, presented by Heather Caldwell. Barron Library Happenings
12 Caloosa Belle June 28, 2018 VFW Post 10100 ALL DINNERS FOR JULY ARE $6.00l!! June 28, Thurs. Crab Cake Dinner with ALL the Fixins. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the cost is $6.00. July 3, Tues Warm up to Independence Day, Dinner Complimentary BB Chicken, bring a side cover dish. Dinner AT 5:00 p.m. Buck Shot is in the House. Music will begin at 6:00 p.m. July 6 Fri. Meatloaf by Chuck and Mary. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the cost $6.00 July 7, Sat. Karaoke with Chris and Betty Ann, Music will start at 5:00 p.m. July 13, Fri. Pork Steak Dinner. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m., cost is $6.00. July 19 Thurs. Lasagna Dinner. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m., cost $6.00. July 20, Fri. Karaoke with 2 Sharps. This is cover dish dinner. Music will begin at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. July 28, Sat. Chicken and Rib Dinner. Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. and cost is $6.00. Free Juke Box on Fri. nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Queen of Hearts, drawing is at 7:00 p.m. 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. Mens Night, Every Mon. Night 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $1.00 off exclude Draft and Soda. Ladies Night, Every Thursday, $1.00 off, exclude Draft and Soda from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month House Com mittee 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 Aux iliary 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. Give Me a Call to advertise your business here! 863.342.4348 SERVICE from the NEIGHBOR YOU KNOW & TRUST Guaranteed used appliance sales Appliance Repair Services For All Major BrandsOfce: 863-674-5008 Cell: 863-673-8944FREE LOCAL DELIVERY Se habla Espaol Community Briefs