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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 July 5, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 27 Caloosa Belle/ Dale Conyers GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE NEW WALL Thank you to all who attended The Groundbreaking Ceremony Saturday, June 30 at the Veterans Park to locate The Wall. The New Veterans Granite Wall is to be in Place by Veterans Day, November 11. All Veteran names that are on bricks at the park will be on the wall. August 1 is the deadline to make corrections or add new names to the wall. You can also contact Bob Kirkwood to obtain a digital list of the names at They can be your sons, daughters, grandchildren, relatives and/or friends who are or were Veterans. Pictured from left to right: Marvin Ruble: 2018-19 VFW Commander & American Legion 1st Vice, Jim Rodgers: VFW Quartermaster & American Legion Executive Board, Steve Mockler: American Legion Finance Ofcer and Adjutant. Bill Davis: 2018-19 American Legion Commander, Bob Kirkwood: DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Dave Lyons: Mayor of LaBelle and Darrell Harris: Hendry County Commissioner. By Patty Brant Special to the Caloosa Belle Florida Department of Transportation is responding to complaints and suggestions from Hendry County residents and ofcials regarding the long-awaited widening of SR 29 south of LaBelle. District 3 County Commissioner Mitch Wills said plans are being changed to better accommodate the intersection at SR 29 and N. Industrial Loop. County Engineer Shane Parker explained the new layout this way: The northernmost driveway to Portereld Oil will be removed, leaving only one drive way connection to SR29. Rodeo Drive will have a full median opening to SR29. There will be two drive way connections made on the north side of Portereld Oil to Rodeo Drive allowing vehi cles traveling southbound on SR29 to access Portereld Oil from Rodeo Drive. Vehicles exiting Portereld Oil may use Rodeo Drive to access SR29 and turn south if they so choose without having to do a U-turn on SR29. Vehicles exiting Portereld Oil can use the southernmost driveway connection to SR29 or Rodeo Drive to access SR29 and head northbound. With the help of local residents, Com missioner Wills and County Engineer Shane Parker have worked hard to impress the haz ards of limited access to that intersection and others. FDOTs plans would have adversely affected farm trucking between LaBelle and Immokalee as well as area businesses and local trafc. Original plans would have been detrimental to road safety as well as driven up business costs over time. Intersections at SR 29 and Case and Ev ans Roads are also potential trouble areas but have not been addressed as yet and Commissioner Wills said he knows of no plans to change them into one-way roads, as has been rumored. In addition, Commissioner Wills said he has serious concerns about the roundabout planned for SR 29 and Cowboy Way. Driv ers have a difcult enough time dealing with SR 29 changes in the works By Chris Felker INI Florida MOORE HAVEN Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district of cials are coalescing around a more region al approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There werent any breakthroughs to an nounce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. Negotiations are still in progress with state colleges and other school districts in south western, eastand west-central Florida. The participants did tacitly agree by the end of their June 12 confab, however, that to build on progress being made in those talks with various educational institutions regarding the needs and GCRTFs rich possibilities, they probably should join in lobbying legis lators rather than continue in the scattershot fashion that has so far reaped little success. Its roundly agreed that regional job train ing programs are greatly needed by residents as well as businesses and governments in the rural counties of Glades, Hendry, Collier, Highlands and even Okeechobee and Indi an River. The two things lacking seem to be, simply, a single leader and an overall plan. With the departure in late April of Glades County Manager Paul Carlisle, who had been heading up the efforts, coordination has fallen to the Glades and Hendry super intendents of schools, Scott Bass and Paul Puletti, respectively. Mr. Bass has been doing much of the ne gotiating, but he was absent, so Mr. Puletti gave the progress updates. Right now, he is under discussions with iTech in Immokalee through Collier County, which has an eye on this facility as a potential branch campus of theirs, he said. Training center progress all behind the scenes See Center Page 2 See SR29 Page 2


2 Caloosa Belle July 5, 2018 And then FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast Uni v ersity), the piece that is really intriguing to us, is that they are proposing to come in to offer alternative certication classes for teachers who are struggling with certica tion issues and with testing issues. School districts increasingly are using qualied, degreed professionals in their classrooms because of a shortage of certied teachers, but those instructors have only three years to become state-certied, which has posed difculties, Mr. Puletti said. Glades County Board Chairman John Ahern said he understood that the iTech pos sibility sounds the most encouraging. The FGCU idea, however, would be something that would be good for Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Highlands, Palm Beach Coun ty and whoever. Where were at, right in the center, they can have classes here that would recertify somebody in the teaching eld, he said, asking Mr. Carlisle to speak about his contacts with Indian River State College, in cluding a recent chat with the provost. At their Okeechobee campus, their welding school is over capacity from what I understood and I said: Well, this ones ready to go. All you need is the welders and that. And so, I would not leave anything off the table, Mr. Carlisle said. He was really intrigued with this facility and what they can offer from both the coastal (school), bring ing them out here, and from Okeechobee. Asked about the FGCU idea, Mr. Pulet ti said alternative certication classes for teachers would be a great development. This isnt just a Glades or Hendry problem, this is throughout the state. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner asked questions about timing and costs but, with answers not readily available, he wanted to know the thoughts of other participants about making a joint funding request to the Legislature, saying he thought that would command lawmakers attention. No one disagreed. Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman suggested that, once we have our ducks in a row with something thats meaningful with some metrics behind it, with our lobbying team, we go to Heartland Consortium and make this a little bit bigger ask. It can help to push through multiple legislative delegations, not just your two and our two (meaning Glades and Hendry coun ties and their school districts). Said Glades Commissioner Tim Stanley, Weve denitely got to have some kind of a plan. Summing up, Hendry County Board Chairman Mitchell Wills said: Weve got some really healthy conversations going. We just need to make sure going forward that we are all behind one thing, and if we can get the two counties, the school boards and the cities as well, we can all come together on the ask that we have for the region, its going to make a greater impact than each one of us trying to pull from different direc tions. The more that we can come together regionally, and even the outer areas, High lands County ... its going to help the whole region as well. Mr. Turner said he didnt see how law makers could refuse, considering that the state already has invested $4.5 million in the GCRTF. Center Continued From Page 1 the four-way stop there, he said, and hopes FDOT will reconsider that also. He fears that school buses would not be able to handle a roundabout easily. FDOT is starting to work with us, he said. The key is to engage people. Its a process. For the countys part, he also said the dirt road leading off SR 29 to the animal shelter, is to be paved and county roads are con stantly being analyzed and tended as money becomes available. Fort Denaud Road is to be paved and slightly widened by the county and the long-awaited Helms Road Extension is ex pected to be open to trafc by the end of the year. One problem causing the long wait for Helms Road Extension is that the base material had to be redone. County roadwork is coming along well and the ve-year road plan for the entire county is progressing, he noted. The com missioner said he is looking forward to working with the Cities of LaBelle and Clew iston to compliment the countys total road and infrastructure for expected growth. In addition, the county has been working with the School Board and Glades County to expedite and maximize local residents opportunities at the Glades County Regional Training Center. The county has been steadily trying to im prove maintenance at its parks. Davis-Pratt users are enjoying better drainage and will soon have an improved parking lot. For years residents have looked forward to the promise of the Sports Park on Forrey Drive. It should one day become a real asset to the area an entertainment and econom ic draw. A joint effort with the City of LaBelle, city residents are assessed annually an addition al $25 to directly benet the Sports Park and the county is always seeking additional state funding. People using Bob Mason Park, off CR 78 north of the river, are enjoying new ameni ties thanks to the efforts of the LaBelle Rec reation Board. Lovely pavilions, gazebos and grills, a small playground, restroom, benches and even a oating dock with sev eral slips have brightened up the area. The BOCC is seeking input from the public, Commissioner Wills said, adding that their response is welcome, and com paring it to a report card. Commissioner Wills said he is using his platform trying to Inform people properly of county business, trying to help create a place for people to get where they want to be. In his second year as a county commis sioner, he said he is proud of helping to en hance the information sources available to residents. Residents can now stream county meetings instead of having to take the time to actually physically be at a certain place and time. The commission is also seeking ways to improve feedback, he added. SR 29 Continued From Page 1 INI Florida/ Chris Felker Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman (left center, without tie) makes a point during the June 12 meeting at the Glades County Regional Training Fa cility.


July 5, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 CITY OF LABELLE REQUEST FOR VARIANCE July, 2018Notice is hereby given that the Variance Board of the City of LaBelle, Florida will hold a public hearing on July 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on 481 W. Hickpochee (S.R. 80) Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of considering the following: The request of Belle Arbor Planned Unit Development for a variance from the required front building setback of 20 feet as established in Ordinance No. 201706 The applicant is requesting variances to the front setback, along Hickpochee Avenue, to allow for encroachment of three building corners. Setback #1 to be reduced to 15-1, Setback #2 would be 10-6 and setback #3 would be 13-3. The variance request is for legally described real property: LABELLE BEG NW Cor of NE Sec 8-N 89 DEG 01M 00S E 257.9FT-S 00 DEG 53M 41S E 50 FT TO POB-N 89 DEG 01M 00S E 457.06 FT TO N R/W SR 80 SWLY ALG R/W 490.16 FT-N 00 DEG 53M 41S W 136.72 FT-N 89 All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the pro posed variance request. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the City of LaBelle Variance Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at the hearing, a record of the meeting will be needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SER VICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE (863-675-2872), NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. CITY OF LABELLE VARIANCE BOARD City of LaBelle Scott Korf, Chair By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Low levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in water collected in Lake Okeechobee where a large algal bloom has been reported, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. Higher levels of microcystin were detect ed on the Caloosahatchee River in Glades County and in Lee County. The highest level of toxins detected this week was in a sample collected on the Ca loosahatchee River upstream of the Franklin Lock on June 26, with microcystin levels of 463.34 micrograms per liter. To date, most of the samples from Lake Okeechobee have had no toxins detected or very low levels. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers microcystin levels below 10 mi crograms per liter to be safe for recreational contact. The Florida Department of Environmen tal Protection advises the public to stay out of water where algae is present, because you cannot tell whether or not an algal bloom contains toxins just by looking at it. Most of the water owing into the Ca loosahatchee River is from local basin run off. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set the ow target at the Franklin Lock for 3,000 cubic feet per second (cubic feet per second). Higher ows may occur if there is a lot of local basin runoff. On Sunday, the ow from the lake at the Moore Haven Lock was only 370 cfs. Total ow at the Franklin Lock was 3,950 cfs. On June 21, a sample from the St. Lucie Lock in Martin County had Microcystis aeru ginosa (a cyanobacterium) as the dominant taxon. No microcystin was detected. A sample taken June 25 on Lake Okeechobee at Moore Haven found Micro cystis aeruginosa was dominant. Microcys tin levels were 3.3 micrograms per liter. No other toxins were detected. On June 25, dense mats of algae were observed on the surface of the Caloosa hatchee River at Ortona; Microcystis aerugi nosa was dominant in the sample. Microcys tin levels were 26.3 micrograms per liter. No ot her toxins were detected. On June 25, a sample taken at the Port Mayaca lock in Martin County had Microcys tis aeruginosa dominant. Total microcystin level was 2.2 micrograms per liter, No other toxins were detected. On June 25, FDEP sampled an algae bloom at Port Mayaca in Martin County. The dominant taxon was Microcystis aeruginosa (a cyanobacterium). Microcystin levels were measured at 2.2 micrograms per liter On June 25, an algal bloom on the Calo osahatchee near S. Olga Road in Lee County had Microcystis aeruginosa dominant. Mi crocystin level was 25.41 micrograms per liter. No other toxins were detected. On June 25, microcystin levels of 308.07 micrograms per liter were detected in an al gal bloom on the Caloosahatchee River at the Alva bridge. Microcystis aeruginosa was the dominant taxon. On June 26, microcystin levels of 463.34 micrograms per liter were detected in an ex tensive algal bloom on the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County. Microcystis aeurginosa was dominant. Anatoxin level was 0.34 mi crograms per liter. On June 26, a sample collected at the Swim Beach downstream of the S-79 water control structure on the Caloosahatchee Riv er had microcystin levels of 6.5 micrograms per liter; Microcystis aeruginoa was the dominant taxon. On June 26, microcystin levels of 4 mi crograms per liter were detected in an algal sample at the Tiki Hut at State Road 31 in Lee County. On June 26, an extensive surface bloom was observed upstream of the Frank lin Lock. The dominant taxon was Microcys tis aeurginosa. Microsystin toxins were mea sured at 464.34 micrograms per liter. On June 26, microcystin levels of 6.06 micrograms per liter were detected near the Orange River Tree Farm on the Caloosa hatchee River in Lee County. Dominant tax on was Microcystis aeruginosa. On June 26, an algal bloom on the C-44 Canal in Martin County below the S-80 water control structure had mixed algae with no dominant species. Microcystin levels were 0.59 micrograms per liter. No other toxins were detected. FDEP also found visible algae on the surface of the water and in the water col umn in the C-44 Canal below the S-80 water control structure on June 26. Test results are not yet available. On July 2, more algae blooms were reported and samples taken in Martin, In dian River and Lee counties. Samples were also taken from an algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee. Test results to determine the type of algae and toxin levels (if any) take about four days. Toxic algae found in the Caloosahatchee River Caloosa Belle/ Dale Conyers Even in black and white the algae bloom shows up as an oily residue on the Caloosahatchee River.


4 Caloosa Belle July 5, 2018 By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Were in for a wet year, Lieutenant Col onel Jennifer A. Reynolds of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the County Coali tion for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon at its June 1 meeting. She said that, as high as the lake is now, if it had a large spike of water from a hurri cane as happened with Irma, the lake looks pretty bad. In the month following Irmas landfall, the lake rose by 3.5 feet due to heavy runoff from the north. We are additionally concerned because all WCAs (Water Conser vation Areas) are already above schedule, Lt. Col. Reynolds continued. The WCAs south of the lake are already at capacity from rainfall in that basin even though water is moving south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay at the maximum ow possible with the exist ing water control structures. The corps started releasing water east through the C-44 Canal and west into the Ca loosahatchee River on June 1 in an attempt to slow the rise of the lake. Weve had the wet test May on record, said Lt. Col. Reynolds. The month of May brought 11.01 inches of rainfall to the South Florida Water Manage ment District, nearly triple the annual average of 4.04 inches, according to the South Florida Water Management District website. The National Hurricane Center predicts one to four major storms this year. I think we can anticipate releases will continue for some time, said Lt. Col. Reynolds.She told the co alition that the work on repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike continue. Its going well, she said. Everyone is talking about are we on track to complete in 2022? she said. Yes, we are on track, but there is a lot of distance between now and 2022. Lt. Col. Reynolds said the presidents bud get for 2018 includes $82 million for the dike repairs, and the State of Florida allocated $50 million. For 2019, the president has request ed $96 million, she said. That still needs an appropriations bill.Lt. Col. Reynolds said the project will need additional money in 2020, 2021 and 2022 to stay on track for completion in 2022. When we dont get the federal fund ing on time, it affects the schedule to award contracts, she added. Its not over yet, she continued. Letters from Senator Nelson and Senator Rubio said that congressional intent was for it to be fully funded, she explained. There are projects across the nation com peting for that nancing, she added. She said funding for other water projects is uncertain. The presidents budget for scal 2019 is putting emphasis on nishing projects that are already under construction, she said. This could mean delays for projects that are still in the design and planning stages. We all know the importance of the en tire CERP (Comprehensive Everglades Resto ration Plan) program, she said. Every proj ect in CERP is an important part of the overall plan, she added. The hard part is there is not enough funding to authorize all of the proj ects across the board. Every time we want to add something, there is that elephant in the room of what we are not going to do, she continued. She said the addition of the EAA reservoir to the Central Everglades Planning Project will mean there wont be federal funding for something else. Dike work on track, but funding critical You know that old ques tion did you wake up on the wrong side of bed this morning? A question used to ask someone why they are in such a bad mood can ac tually carry with it a valuable way of looking at life. Lets call waking up on the wrong side of bed; waking up in a negative mindset. There are a lot of things that contribute to the mindset that we adopt in the rst moments that we wake up. If we didnt sleep well, if we were woken frequent ly throughout the night, and we didnt get sufcient and restful sleep then we may wake up with diminished energy and a negative mindset. Youve noticed, Im sure, that when you wake up in this way things dont tend to get any better until we consciously choose to shift our mindset or shift the vibration of our energy! If we continue on, in the wrong side of the bed mind set, we will nd that we be gin to experience more and more wrong side of the bed experiences throughout our day. Maybe you stub your toe on the way to the bathroom, experience a lot of trafc and run late on the way to work, spill mustard on your shirt during your lunch break. But if we notice that we are in that negative mindset before we leave the house and we take the time to shift our mindset, you will observe that you can take control on your outlook back and set yourself up for a great day, despite the fact that you woke up on the wrong side of bed. Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Harris faces Diaz in District 2; School Board has two races By Chris Felker INI Florida When the qualifying period closed on June 22 for the elections taking place this year, Hendry County Commissioner Michael Swindle had drawn no opponent for his County Board District 4 seat, so he will retain the ofce for another term. The incumbent Republican represents the Clewiston area. His fellow incumbent Republican whose seat is up for election, District 2 County Commissioner Darrell Har ris, will face one opponent, Kenneth C. Diaz of LaBelle, who has no party afliation, in the Nov. 6 election. There are several candidates in the race for Hendry County School Board seats who will face off in the nonpartisan election coin ciding with the Aug. 28 primary. Amanda Nelson of Felda retains her District 3 seat on the School Board, having drawn no opponent. The other two school board seats up for election are in District 4, where incumbent Stephanie Schneider Busin faces Mercedes Perdomo Reese; and in District 5, where board member Jon Basquin faces Maureen Cervino Quintero. All the candidates live in Clewiston. For the Hendry County Hospital Board, there will be no races, as incumbent Ste ven A. Nisbet Sr. of LaBelle in District 2 re tains his seat with no opponent; and Elaine Wood, who led and qualied to run in District 4, also drew no opposition. Both are thus declared elected to the seats. Hendry Commissioner Swindle returned to seat with no opposition


July 5, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 By Katrina Elsken INI Florida Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could face funding delays. While Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James found the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir plan feasible, the review assessment submitted to the Ofce of Management and Budget also imposed conditions for implementation. I have determined that the project iden tied in the Integrated Feasibility Study and draft Environmental Impact Statement is feasible and fully recognize the importance of this project to the restoration of the Ev erglades system, Mr. James wrote to South Florida Water Management District Execu tive Director Ernie Marks on May 30. I have simultaneously submitted my review assessment to the Ofce of Manage ment and Budget for clearance to submit to Congress. My staff will keep you regularly informed of our progress to complete the clearance process and submit your study to Congress, he stated. The 86-page Review Assessment of the SFWMD Central Everglades Planning Project Post Authorization Change Report, Integrat ed Feasibility Study and Draft Environmental Impact Statement identied several techni cal, policy and legal concerns. From the geotechnical engineering per spective, a more robust design may be re quired to address all potential failure modes. The timing and ultimate delivery of project benets will be dependent on the State of Florida demonstrating compliance with wa ter quality standards set forth in court rulings and agreed to by project stakeholders. The Jacksonville District is currently undertaking the federal responsibilities associated with preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the SFWMDs tentatively recommended plan. Until these issues are addressed, project benets might not be achieved as described in the 203 study, the executive summary states. The report questions whether the addi tional ows of water diverted from the north ern estuaries are essential to the restoration of the Central Everglades. In a June 1 letter to Assistant Secretary James, SFWMD Gov erning Board Chairman Federico E. Fernan dez and Mr. Marks expressed concerns that USACE Headquarters staff have laid the foundation for delay and avoidance of feder al cost share. Despite congressional willing ness to cost-share with the State of Florida, the review assessment reveals evidence that USACE staff seek opportunities to walk away from 18 years of congressional commitment to restore Americas Everglades. In response to the question of whether or not diverting lake ow now going to the coastal areas south, the water managers wrote, Water wasted to tide in the northern estuaries is THE water needed to restore the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water within the Everglades system. We remain concerned the process will take too long to provide relief, especially considering the requirement to complete further validation reports. If not guided care fully by leaders such as yourself, the addi tional third step of a validation report could paralyze progress. Floridas economy depends on vibrant and healthy northern estuaries, restoration of Americas Everglades and a federal com mitment to the same. To that end, the State of Florida will continue to seek that Con gress direct the federal government to cost share this important restoration project, they wrote. The proposed EAA reservoir will hold 240,000 acre-feet of water. An acre-foot is the amount of water it takes to cover 1 acre of land 1 foot deep. On the same day SFWMD ofcials sent the response letter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releases to the C-44 Ca nal at Port Mayaca and the Franklin Lock at Moore Haven to attempt to offset some of the heavy ow entering Lake Okeechobee from northern runoff. Over the past seven days, ow into the lake has ranged from 4,976 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 7.293 cfs. Flow from the lake into the C-44 Canal at Port Mayaca has ranged from 794 cfs to 1,309 cfs. Flow into the Caloosahatchee Riv er at Moore Haven has ranged from 1,526 cfs to 3,996 cfs. In the past week, the lake level has risen from 14.14 feet to 14.22 ft. No water from the lake has been released south. South of the lake, all of the water con servation areas are a foot above regulation schedule or higher. Flow south under the Tamiami Trail has averaged around 1,000 cfs. Two of the S-12 water control structures, which could send more water south, are closed to protect the nesting ground of the endangered Cape Sable sea sparrow. Federal funding for EAA reservoir could be delayed Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Foundation received a $5,000 grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation. The grant is directed for scholarships for the colleges student veterans. This is the third year that Enterprise has donated to FSW for this purpose. These students sacriced to serve our country, and we want to show our appre ciation for that when they return home and continue their education. A deep part of our culture centers on our special afnity for our military veterans, said Kayla Cram er, Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings. From day one, members of the military have played an important role in the history and culture of Enterprise. After all, founder Jack Taylor was a decorated ghter pilot in WWII. He started his business with a big dream and the military values that would become the foundation of Enterprise both then and now. The Taylor family has continued to honor the leadership and vi sion that Jack instilled over half a century ago by playing a very active role in offering veterans and their families the support and training they need to be successful. Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Floridas largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher edu cation. Annually serving nearly 22,000 stu dents globally, FSW offers a variety of na tionally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with twoand four-year degrees, and professional certications. Students are also active in clubs and programs ca tered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit for more infor mation. Enterprise Holdings Grants $5K for FSW Veteran Scholarships Courtesy photo/ FSW Kayla Cramer, Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings, presented a $5,000 scholarship grant to Joe Kramp, Senior Development Director, FSW Foundation. This is the third year Enterprise Holdings has presented this grant to assist FSW veteran students. (photo courtesy FSW)


6 Caloosa Belle July 5, 2018 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 Courtesy photo/ Trenton Muntz Changing of the Guard Picture from left to right: Joe Timm, President-Elect, Judi Kennington-Korf, Outgoing President and Rotarian of the Year Award Recipient, and Fred Ko bie, incoming President for the Rotary Club of LaBelle. On Saturday, June 16, The Rotary Club of LaBelle hosted the Changing of the Guard Dinner to honor the 2017-18 Club Leadership and announced its 2018-19 Club Lead ership. The Rotary Club of LaBelle Board of Directors for the 2018-19 Rotary year: President Fred Kobie President-Elect Joe Timm President-Elect Nominee Kim Timm Immediate Past President Judi Kennington-Korf Past President Ron Zimmerly Secretary Rick Scholl Treasurer Brenda Hoots Director Grayson Hicks 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. Chosen--The Life of David from Shepherd Boy to King! The LaBelle Church of God will be having Vacation Bible School starting Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20. It will be a week of games, crafts, songs, Bible stories, and more, as we explore the life of David. There will be classes for all ages from four years old through adults. Located at Highway 80 and Elm Street, the fun starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 nightly. Everyone welcome! Free Movie Night First Baptist Church LaBelle, 330 N. Main Street, is hosting another free movie night on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. We will be showing Paul, Apostle of Christ and we would be happy to have you join us! This event is open to the public, so bring some friends and en joy learning more about Paul. 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 Church Briefs Courtesy photo/ Karen Hildebrand Kids enjoy fossils at the Library Children and parents gathered round the fossil display with RJ Reynolds at Bar ron Library on Tuesday, June 26 at the Fossil Hunt presentation. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood in an emergency situa tion. CERT training teaches citizens to: Describe the function of CERT Prepare you, your family and neighbor hood for a disaster Identify and reduce potential re haz ards Apply basic re suppression strategies and safety measures Apply techniques for the three killers: Airway Bleeding Shock Conduct triage under simulated condi tions Treatment area selection and setup Identify size-up requirements Debris removal and victim extrication Safety measures before, during and af ter search and rescue CERT Training is 24 hours of initial train ing with an annual refresher course and is provided to anyone 15 years of age or older. For additional information, please con tact: Hendry County Emergency Management 863-674-5400 The CERT Program Training will be facil itated at the Hendry County EOC in LaBelle, 4425 West St Rd 80 LaBelle, Florida on the following dates: Saturday, July 14 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Hendry County Community Emergency Response Team Train ing


July 5, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 By Katrina Elsken INI Florida An emergency x to harmful freshwater releases to the coastal estuaries could be built in just two to three years, while longterm solutions may be decades away. We are working on long-term solu tions. We are working on projects such as C-43 and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration projects. Even on the most ag gressive schedule, the EAA storage reservoir is years away, said Jaime Weisinger, South Florida Water Management District Govern ing Board Member, at the June 14 SFWMD governing board meeting. It is not going to be a silver bullet and it is not going to solve all of our problems. He said an emergency x could be imple mented in a 2-to-3 year time frame: deep injection wells, or as I like to call them, Emergency Estuary Protection Wells. Deep injection wells send water through the earth into the Boulder Zone, in effect sending the water to tide by pumping it straight down. District scientists estimate some of these deep injection wells could be ready in as lit tle as 2-to-3 years using proven technology that is already being used in 250 parts of the state by utilities, he explained. The technology is proven. We have al ready looked at having anywhere from 30 to 150 of these Emergency Estuary Protec tion Wells. They would address some of the ows to the tune of about half a million to 2.5 million acre feet of water, he continued. Thats a lot of water that wouldnt end up in the Caloosahatchee estuary and on the beaches of Sanibel, he said. Emergency Estuary Protection Wells would only have to be used in emergency situations, in our heavy rain situations like that, or like we had last year with Irma and the storms around Irma, he said. They would only be used when the level of Lake Okeechobee is rising so rapidly that the Corps of Engineers has no choice but to release water east and west to the coastal estuaries. It wouldnt compromise any of our other restoration projects, he said. While these larger restoration projects were being built, Emergency Estuary Protection Wells could take that discharge water from the lake and protect the estuaries. The wells could be used both as a stop gap measure and along with other resto ration projects, as the district works on the long-term massive water storage projects. Were only doing a pilot program right now, said board member James Moran. I think we should be full speed ahead on this. These deep injection wells need to be moved up to save the estuaries, Mr. Moran said. Bureaucracy takes too long. We need to think outside the box. Lets get the show on the road. Lets get this done. If we had these wells today, we wouldnt be dealing with the discharges, said board member Brandon Tucker. Somebody was criticizing the use of those wells, and saying it would just be wasting that water. To me it is just sending that water to tide without having to bomb the estuaries with harmful discharges, said board member Daniel OKeefe. Were not in the business of ignoring the fact that water is a resource, said board chairman Federico Fernandez. Emergency Estuary Protection Wells would be a stopgap measure while work continued on other projects to send the ex cess water from Lake Okeechobee south to Florida Bay. I think all of us here have been around long enough to know the effects of drought no one is advocating for wasting water, he said. 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 Emergency Estuary Protection Wells proposed as temporary x to lake releases Caloosa Belle/ Dale Conyers Learning about bees During a recent eld trip WMCA campers learned how bees make honey and how its is harvested from Rene Pratt at the Har old P. Curtis Honey Co.


8 Caloosa Belle July 5, 2018 can help you overcome: Limited assets for a down payment Low credit Income and budget challenges personalized service that helps you get approved, fast decision making, and low that qualify you for key programs like Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance, where available FCBs comprehensive new website, with a range of free tools that help you get to closing days faster All credit applications are subject to credit and underwriting guidelines and approval. Non-business purposes loan only. NMLS #486539 5936 0917 r Speak to our team at 1-877-313-9103 Homeownership is a dream that FCB can help you make happen, and its easier than you think! fnt b Courtesy photos/ Karen Hildebrand STEAM Projects for Children As a part of summer programming for children, Barron Library is utilizing the huge educational movement known as STEAM. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM is using non-tradi tional learning styles, making learning fun, while making more sense to all types of learners. It is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things. The library has prepared a different STEAM project for each week, giving students an opportunity to explore new ideas. Projects offered the last few weeks, pictured below are: planting seeds and watching them grow, building a catapult, making sound spinners, and doing fossil impressions. Help your child learn to: question like a scientist, design like a technologist, build like an engineer, create like an artist and deduce like a mathematician, ALL while playing like a kid! ROCK YOUR WORLD AT BARRON LI BRARY Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m., with Rock Jewelry, by Mrs. Cristina Hutson. Dont miss this opportunity to see how beautiful rock jewelry is made. PAINTING WORKSHOP Join the Con dent Creator, and learn to create beautiful and fun abstract paintings that you will be proud of! Monday, July 30 from 5:30 7:30 p.m. all supplies will be furnished by your presenter. Class fee is $10 and will be limited to the rst 10 who sign up. Dont miss this awesome workshop. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME has moved to Wednesday morning at 10:45 Bring your little ones for fun stories and projects. 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. BEGINNERS SEWING CLASS starts, Monday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. ages 14 and up, sign up today. There is a one-time class fee of $10 for ve sessions. QUILTING CLASS starts tonight, Thurs day, July 5th, 5:30 7:30 p.m There is a one-time class fee of $10 for ve sessions. BARRON BOOK CLUB Book selection for July is Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. The club meets at the library the second M on day of every month at 6:30 p.m., next meeting July 9. Everyone is welcome! 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. STEAM projects available, a different projects each week, for elementary and middle school students. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Projects will be out and available during regular library hours, with the excep tion of Tuesday mornings, due to summer program. FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE BOOKS for 2018/2019 are now available. Barron Library Happenings


Thursday, July 5, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 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 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood haz ard determinations within the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundar ies or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for the Hendry County, Florida and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMAs website at plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 267031 CN/CB 7/5,12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE CALL FOR BIDSNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Sheriffs Office is accepting proposals for the provision of Electronic Medical Records services for detainees and inmates at the Glades County Detention Center. Proposals are open for submittal on August 13th, 2018 at 8am and must be received NLT August 23rd 5:00pm at the Glades County Sheriffs Office located at 1297 East SR 78, Moore Haven, Florida. Copies of the Request for Proposal will be available on July 3rd and may be obtained by contacting Major D. K. Henson at (863) 946-1600. 272011 GCD 7/5,12/2018 Public Notice Public Meeting NoticeLaBelle, FL A meeting of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:00 am. This meeting will be held at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center located at 4425 W. State Road 80; LaBelle, FL. The LMS strives to lessen the human, environmental and economic costs of disasters through hazard mitigation. Members of the public are invited to attend and provide comment. For more information contact: Roberta Thomas @ (863) 674-5400 272664 CN 7/5/2018 Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:Coby E. Griffin 615 E. Pasadena Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Virkeyvious O. Scruggs 705 Della Tobias Ave. Clewiston, FL. 33440 Leopoldo Tovar 850 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL. 33935 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are 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 272186 CN 7/5/2018 Hendry County Legals Hendry County Legals 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 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. Flash Trucking Wanted Drivers New Pay increase 401K Health Insurance vacation pay Great Equipment Call Matt Shop 863-674-1011 cell 941-232-5407 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. Miscellaneous For Sale, Iron, Printer, Bread baker, Heater, Singer sewing machine. For more info 239-600-0788 Houses Rent PRIVATE RIVER FRONT 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room. End of the road. Call 970-708-9993 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 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 Aqua Isles House for sale 900 Aqual Isles, Lot 28 LaBelle Call for more info 239-600-0788 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-789-7530 Pickup T rucks 1977 Ford F 450 with racks 2 wheel drive -$3500 2003 Ford F 450 with norstar flat bed 2 wheel drive$5000 2004 Ford F 350 Silver long wheel base 4 wheel drive $8000 239-850-2411 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 frr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn 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 frr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn 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 f rr r rrfn rf ffn frrfrn NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/20/2018, 9:00 am at 176 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC re serves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTEF15NXTNA16387 1996 FORD 271778 CB 7/4/2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/17/2018, 9:00 am at 176 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC re serves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1GNCT18W81K246486 2001 CHEV 3C8FY68874T279163 2004 CHRY JTDDR32T5Y0040733 2000 TOYT 1G8ZK5274XZ367606 1999 Saturn 271776 CB 7/4/2018 Office Furniture. Full size office desk, matching 3 drawer low boy file cab inet (light maple w/white trim) $300. 7 stuffed couch (Lt tan/beige) $300. 4 dining chairs white w/light grey seats $200, two 6 folding ta bles $100, 16 padded folding chairs with stor age trolley $350. One medium (3x5) dry eras able white wall board w/ eraser tray $200, rolling microwave stand $20. All items in excellent condition. Will separate or sell lot for $1,200. Call Joe 863-517-9179


10 Caloosa Belle July 5, 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@ 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. Widows Support Group The Widows Support Group will meet July 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Sal Cals Pizza. All widow welcome. You should always be able to ask as many questions as youd like when working with your nancial advisor. So, before you have your annual review, think carefully about what youd like to ask. Here are a few suggestions: Are my goals still realistic? When you rst began working with your nancial advisor, you may well have articulated a number of nancial goals. For example, you might have said that you wanted to pay for most of your childrens college educations, or that you wanted to retire at a certain age, or that you wanted to travel for two months each year dur ing your retirement. In fact, you could have many different goals for which youre saving and investing. When you meet with your nancial advisor, youll certainly want to ask if youre still on track toward meeting these goals. If you are, you can continue with the nancial strategies youve been following; but if you arent, you may need to adjust them. Am I taking on too much or too little risk? The nancial markets al ways uctuate, and these movements will affect the value of your investment portfolio. If you watch the markets closely every day and track their impact on your investments, you may nd yourself fretting considerably over your invest ments value and wondering if you are taking on too much investment risk for your comfort level. Conversely, if you think that during an extended period of market gains your own portfolio appears to be lagging, you might feel that you should be investing more aggressively, which entails greater risk. In any case, its important that you know your own risk tolerance and use it as a guideline for making investment choices so its denitely an issue to discuss with your nancial advisor. How will changes in my life affect my investment strategy? Your life is not static. Over time, you may experience any number of major events, such as marriage, children, new jobs and so on. When you meet with your nancial advisor, you will want to discuss these types of changes, because they can affect your long-term goals and, consequently, your investment decisions. How are external forces affect ing my investment portfolio? Generally speaking, you will want to create an investment strategy thats based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. And, as mentioned above, you may need to adjust your strategy based on changes in your life. But should you also make changes based on outside forces, such as interest rate movements, political events, new legislation or news affecting industries in which you have invested substantially? Try not to make long-term investment decisions based on shortterm news. Yet, talk with your nancial advisor to make sure your investment portfolio is not out of alignment with rel evant external factors. By making these and other inquiries, you can help yourself stay informed on your overall investment picture and what moves, if any, you should make to keep advancing toward your goals. A nancial advisor is there to provide you with valu able expertise so take full advantage of it.This article was written by Ed ward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. 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July 5, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 R E D Healthy Oatmeal Mufns Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose our 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups quick-cooking oats uncooked 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup rmly packed brown sugar 2/3 cup cooking oil 2 teaspoons baking powder Pecans (optional) 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Blueberries (optional) 1 teaspoon salt Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (not pecans or blueberries). Make a well in center of mixture. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil, and buttermilk and mix. Stir into our mix ture until combined. Fold in pecans and blueberries, if desired. Pour into mufn cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Before baking you can top with additional brown sugar and oats. 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 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. Possible seller nancing $21,000. 1.25+/acre tract in Hendry County $18,000. 1.84+/acres south of LaBelle $18,000. 1.25+/acre tract in Okeechobee $9,500. Call about our Pt LaBelle lots! Please visit our website at 580 S. MAIN ST. LABELLE 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Neal Livingston, Phil Lewis Se Habla Espanol 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. CASUAL POOLSIDE LIVING CAN BE YOURS to enjoy in this beautiful landscaped yard, wonderful pool with hot tub and adjoining screened patio and gazebo area large enough for grilling and large gatherings. Step inside the inviting living room with wood ooring and feel a sense of hospitality and charm! The large open kitchen overlooking the pool offers stainless appliances and opens up to the dining area. A large family room is the perfect spot for entertaining and family gatherings, pool table included if you desire. This home is located in the fantastic neighborhood of Laurel Oaks, A one-way in, oneway out Deed restricted neighborhood. Located behind this home is greenbelt and pastureland. $224,900. 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol Courtesy photo Pet of the Week The Caloosa Humane Societys pet of the week is Poncho a two year old Rhodesian Ridgeback hound mix. Look into those sweet brown eyes! Poncho is quite the gentleman and knows ba sic commands. He gets along well with cats and other dogs and humans of all ages. Pon cho would be happiest in a home a lot like his personality, mellow and full of love. He keeps a very tidy kennel and is believed to be house trained. Poncho is heart worm negative, micro chipped, dewormed, up to date on his vaccines and neutered. This handsome boy is ready for his forever home. If you have room in your heart and home please come and meet Poncho at the Caloosa Humane Society or check him out our website 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! American Legion Events Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p. (April through September, Fish Fries are only held the First Friday of each month) 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 5 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meeting July 11 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting June 21 Thurs 7 p.m. American Legion Family Installation of Ofcers August 1 Wed 7:30 p.m. American Legion Riders meeting 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. Friends of NRA invites you: To the 4th annual Greater LaBelle Friends of NRA event on July 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. Contact Ron Zimmerly at 863-234-8397 or Ron@ For TICKETS and details Events/Details/10?eventId=54958 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. 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: 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 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. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. VFW Post 10100 ALL DINNERS FOR JULY ARE $6.00l!! 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 Bet ty 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 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 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. Hall rental available to the PUBLIC. We are a Smoke Free Dining Room. We are lo cated on Hwy 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008 Community Briefs


12 Caloosa Belle July 5, 2018 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 follows: 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. Credit Counseling The Home Ownership Resource Center of Lee County, Inc. (HORC) in collaboration with Hendry County Housing and State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) will be hosting credit counseling classes to assist prospective home buyers with the opportunity to improve credit scores. Oneonone Counseling will be available at HORCs ofce by appointments only, after taking the class. Classes will be held on a quarterly basis as follows: Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Dallas B. Townsend Agricultur al Center, 1085 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle, FL 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 The Sun Clewiston News Glades County DemocratIndependent Newsmedia Inc. USAP.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Caloosa Belle Immokalee Bulletin Okeechobee NewsAnakaren Salinas Advertising Manager Email: asalinas@newszap.comLaBelle (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449 Immokalee (239) 657-6000 Direct line: 863-342-4348 School Briefs