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The Caloosa belle

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Title:
The Caloosa belle
Place of Publication:
LaBelle, FL
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Independent Newspapers of Florida, Katrina Elsken - Publisher
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January 6, 2005
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2005
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Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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26.766044 x -81.437921

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 July 12, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 28 By Debbie Perviss Special to the Caloosa Belle An Orlando woman died from injuries she suffered in a trafc crash on Tuesday, July 3. A Palmdale family including two children received serious and critical injuries in the accident. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) news re lease stated that at 3:16 p.m., a 2013 BMW X5 SUV operated by Raquel Wright, 40, of Orlando was traveling southbound on State Road 29 approaching SR 78. At the same time, a 1992 Ford F-350 truck operated by Raymond Hendry Jr., 32, of Palmdale was traveling northbound on SR 29, north of SR 78. The SUV crossed over into the north bound lane and rotated counterclockwise. As a result, the front of the truck collided with the passenger side of the SUV. The SUV came to nal rest facing east on the eastern grass shoulder of SR 29. The truck came to nal rest facing east on the eastern grass shoulder of SR 29. It was reported that Ms. Wright died from her injuries. Mr. Hendry was transported to Lee Me morial Hospital where he has been in a medically-induced coma ever since the ac cident. Passenger Tucker Hendry, 11, was transported to Tampa General Hospital with critical injuries. Tucker later passed away due to his injuries. Passengers Brooke (32 years old) and Al len Hendry (12 years old) were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious inju ries. Mr. Hendry was reported not to be wear ing a seat belt. Ms. Wright and the passen gers in the truck were wearing seat belts. The trafc crash was investigated by Trooper M. Sill, crash investigator, and Cor poral Justin Close, homicide investigator. If you want to donate to JR and Brooke Hendry familys care and support there are several ways you can do so. You may donate directly to the family by dropping off donations or mailing checks made out to Brooke Hendry to Brooke Hendry c/o Gatorama, P.O. Box 248, Palm dale, FL. 33944. The management there will make sure those checks go directly to Palmdale family injured in SR 29 crash By Chris Felker INI Florida Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Lee, Glades and Hendry counties on both coasts of Florida because of algae blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The governors order gives state agencies more exibility in managing fallout from the harmful algae blooms now occurring in many of the states lakes, including Lake Okeechobee, rivers and coastal estuaries. The emergency declaration lets the De partment of Environmental Protection and South Florida Water Management District avert environmental and other restrictions against storing more water south of the lake. This will help alleviate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers need to resume pulse releases from the lake, which were exacerbating the blooms in coastal waterways. The governor went to Cape Coral on July 9 to make his own up-close examination of the toxic blue-green algae affecting the Calo osahatchee, its tributaries and other water ways in Southwest Florida. His boat tour be gan early that morning at Horton Park near the Midpoint Bridge in Cape Coral. He want ed to see the areas on the Caloosahatchee where hed directed the state Department of Environmental Protection to install more water monitoring stations two weeks ago. Im sure if youre a boater, if youre a sherman, or if you just want to enjoy the water resources, its frustrating to see this in the water, Gov. Scott said. At the state level, were going to continue to do every thing we can. Ive already asked DEP to do some monitoring stations ... so well have a better idea ... what exactly is causing the problems. Releases of excess water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie rivers had been scheduled to resume Monday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended them the previous week. But the Army Corps put a temporary halt to ows to both rivers July 8, declaring they would be suspended for at least several days and that it would conduct a full assessment of system conditions. As we look at operations in the system, we believe we can pause discharges for a short time to get additional input from staff on available options for moving water, the USACEs Jacksonville District commander, Col. Jason Kirk, said in a news release. We have implemented higher stages in the canal along the Tamiami Trail and we have imple mented deviations to generate exibility in operations at the southern end of the system to move additional water south. We want to ensure we are using all available exibility before we resume discharges east and west. During Col. Kirks visit June 21 to the dike, when it was announced that the corps would reduce ows to the east and west from the lake, Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner discussed with ofcials the lakes recent high levels due to recent rainfall, shery conditions and the algae that was producing outcries from the coasts about the lake releases. Everyone wants to blame Lake Okeechobee, she said. Well, Lake O doesnt produce the water; Lake O doesnt produce the algae. We know for a fact that theres algae in Lake Kissimmee. Ninety-ve percent of the water that Lake O releases are on hold indenitely By Captian Susan Harrelle Special to the Caloosa Belle On Monday, July 9, Capt. Liam Drew re tired from Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce Explorer Post 642. Capt. Drew became a member of the HCSO Explorer Post March 16, 2012. Capt. Drew addressed members of the post explaining the importance of the skills they will learn and friendships they will form. I have made many friends, a couple of enemies and an ocean of memoriesbut it has become bittersweet for me to say that the time has come for me to move on. Capt. Drew rose through the ranks and was promoted to the position of Sergeant in September 2015, Lieutenant in September 2016, Captain in February 2017 and became the Commander of HCSO Post 642 in August 2017. Liam will be completing his AS at Flori da Southwestern College in August of 2018 and will receive his AS in Criminal Justice. In September of 2018, he will begin attending the South West Florida Public Service Acad emy and upon completion of the academy he will become a law enforcement ofcer with the Hendry County Sheriffs Ofce. He will follow in the footsteps of his father who is a law enforcement ofcer. Captain Drew retires from HCSO Explorer Post 642 Courtesy Photo/ Captain Susan Harrelle Captain Liam Drew retires and heads to college. See Lake Page 2 See Family Page 2

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2 Caloosa Belle July 12, 2018 By Chris Felker INI Florida As of Tuesday, July 17, anyone harvest ing saw palmetto berries in Florida will be required to have a Native Plant Harvesting Permit issued through the Florida Depart ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), its Division of Plant Industry has an nounced. Extract derived from the saw palmetto plants berries has been the subject of re search as a possible treatment for men with prostate cancer. The American Cancer Soci ety says, however, that available scientic studies do not support claims that saw pal metto can prevent or treat prostate cancer in humans. But that has not stopped makers of nu tritional supplements from producing one that they claim may help prevent prostate cancer. As long as the manufacturers dont say the saw palmetto supplement does prevent cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad ministration cannot regulate its production and distribution. Thus, saw palmetto has become a popular supplement in recent years, raising global public demand for the product. As a result and after receiving com ments from private and public landowners, conservation groups and other interested parties the Florida Endangered Plant Advisory Council recently unanimously rec ommended that the state DACS put the saw palmetto on the departments list of com mercially exploited plants and to require the permit for harvest. Any person wishing to take and sell the berries must submit their application for a Native Plant Harvesting Permit a full two weeks, or 14 days, before they intend to con duct the harvest. Violators may be prosecuted on a misde meanor charge if caught transporting saw palmetto berries for sale without the permit. In addition, any illegally harvested berries will be conscated and returned to the own er. If the owner cannot be identied or locat ed, the berries will be destroyed, according to the DACS news release. Gene McAvoy, Hendry County director of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Service, said this prohibition of harvesting without a permit means that it is unlawful for any person to willfully destroy or harvest such plant without rst obtaining written permis sion from the landowner and a permit from the state. Furthermore, he said, anyone transport ing saw palmetto berries for the purpose of sale, selling or offering for sale such plant must have a permit in his/her immediate possession. He added, It is unlawful for any person to falsify any paperwork/docu ment that permits another person to destroy or harvest such plant. The native plant harvesting permit re quirement also will apply to anyone trans porting the berries via any public road or highway, who will be subject to a rst-de gree misdemeanor charge and may be ar rested. UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida DACS are advising that any landowners who are having problems with trespassers harvesting the berries should contact their local sher iffs ofce or call the Florida DACS at 800342-5869. Information on how to obtain a permit is available at www.freshfromorida.com/Di visions-Ofces/Plant-Industry/Business-Ser vices/Plant-Pest-Permits/Native-Plant-Har vesting-Permit. For any other questions, contact Tyson Emory at 352-395-4709 or email Tyson.Em ery@FreshFromFlorida.com. $11.5 Million ways to say THANK YOU. Far m Cr edit is the only agricultural lender that gives you money back for becoming a member This year Far m Cr edit of Florida r etur ned $11.5 Mil l ion in cash back to our borr ower thr ough dividend payments. 340 N Br evar d A ve Ar cadia, FL | 863-494-0500 Far mCr editFL.com comes into Lake Okeechobee is from the north, and so were all one connected water system, but weve got to focus on the source, and the source is north of Lake Okeechobee. She is adamant that those blaming the lake are wrong. People keep talking about dirty Lake Okeechobee water, (but it does) not produce the algae. We need to look at that northern storage and we need to look at the ASR (Aquifer Storage and Recovery) wells that were already approved ... and we have to look at those estuary protection wells for emergency cases. Mayor Gardner said she appreciates that more money has been directed toward completing the hardening of the dike. But that still does not solve the water quality issue thats coming from the north side of Lake Okeechobee. We must not forget that Lake O is the heartbeat of the Everglades, and that its natural habitat must be protected. What needs to be addressed is the amount of water coming in from the north side. It is not a natural ow into Lake Okeechobee, and it has to be modied, she said. Thats where we shouldve started was the north side of the lake. Lake Continued From Page 1 Saw palmetto berry harvesting requires Florida state permit Brooke. Allan and Patty Register and long time friends from Fisheating Creek where Brooke has been the manager for many years along with His Vision Our Hands Ministry will sponsor a fund raiser and care campaign for the long term needs and well being of the family after August. You may also donate through Go Fund Me at the following address https://www. gofundme.com/hendry-family. Family Continued From Page 2

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July 12, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY CINDY PEARCE, FOR TREASURER COMMISSIONER CITY OF LABELLE NON-PARTISAN TREASURER COMMISSIONER CITY OF LaBELLE With our future in mind, the growth and development members of the city commission. I am fully prepared and the community of LaBelle. For over 35 years, I have been an involved resident of LaBelle. to our missions. Volunteer work is a core value I take It is my sincerest hope to become an elected member of the city commissioner engaged in city business. In my professional career, I have developed strong listening skills while remaining concerns of local families and businesses. Together, we can take a fresh look at where we are, and where were headed, and I humbly request your vote at the upcoming election. CINDY PEARCE Courtesy photo/Brenda Hoots Need information on this years election? An election information table is being taken all around the county by the Supervisor of Elections ofce, so residents will be Election Ready. The table has already been sat up displayed at several different sites in the coun ty the Harlem Library, Clewiston Library, LaBelle Senior Connection, and currently a table loaded with Election Information is at Barron Library and CenterState Bank. There are voter registration forms, Vote By Mail requests forms, candidate lists, air fresheners for your car with the Election and Early Voting dates. The Supervisors ofce has left the table up anywhere from a day to a month. In the future they plan on going to the Clewiston Senior Con nection, Oakbrook and anywhere else they can think of. Courtesy photo Pet of the Week Meet Sam. Hes a ve year old neu tered male domes tic short hair kitty. Right now hes our ofce cat and roams the shelter making sure every one is doing their job. Hed love to come take charge at your house. If you have room in your heart and home please come and meet Sam at the Caloosa Hu mane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check him out our website Caloo sahumanesociety. org Courtesy photo/ Kelly Boone Thank you Girl Scouts You may have noticed the ags lining Main and Bridge Street last week on July 4, they were placed there by these members of Girl Scout Troop 748, Haley Boone, Isabella Perez, Sarah Snow and Hannah Boone. Special to the Caloosa Belle A Lehigh Acres man died in a single-ve hicle trafc crash Wednesday, July 4, on State Road 78 near Chiaha Lane in Ortona. A Florida Highway Patrol news release stated that at 4:34 p.m., a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Ronald Miller, 36, of Lehigh Acres turned to the left for a curve in the road. As a result, the car ran off the roadway to the right. The front of the car struck standing water on the north shoul der of SR 78. The car came to nal rest in the standing water on the north shoulder of SR 78, on its roof, facing east. The trafc accident was investigated by Trooper Justin Sanchez, crash investigator, and Corporal Justin Close, homicide inves tigator. Man dies in Ortona trafc crash

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4 Caloosa Belle July 12, 2018 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 Food Bank Distribution The Eastside Baptist Church of LaBelle hosted its rst Harry Chapin Food Bank food distribution and will continue to do so on the second Monday of each month. Eligible recipients may pick up food between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. To be eligible for this program, please call our Happy Chaping Food Bank coordinator, Annie Noel at 239-334-7007. Picture is Mike Stan forth, Church Trustee and Food Distribution Manager. 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 High way 80 and Elm Street, the fun starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 nightly. Everyone welcome! Free Family Movie Festival Every Tuesday in July, showings 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. July 17 Despicable ME 3 July 24 Daphne & Velma July 31 The Boss Baby The movies are shown ad the LaBelle Assembly of God, 139 Fraser Avenue across from the Edward A. Upthegrove Elementary School. For more information call 675-0900 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 show ing 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 enjoy 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 ROCK YOUR WORLD AT BARRON LI BRARY Recycled Art, by Carlos Inocente, Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30 Bring the kids for this fun, creative project. 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 . 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. BARRON BOOK CLUB Book selection for July is Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. The club meets at the library the second Mon day of every month at 6:30 p.m. Every one 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 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. Barron Library Happenings Courtesy photo/ Karen Hildebrand England Speaks at the library Mrs. Margaret England, speaking at the Barron Library about the LaBelle Nature Park and the gopher tortoise.

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July 12, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 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 Veterans Memorial Wall All Veteran names that are on bricks at the Veterans Memorial Park will be on the new veterans granite wall to be in place by Veterans Day, November 11, 2018. A list of names can be found at https://caloosa belle.com/human-interest/the-names-thatwill-go-on-the-veterans-wall. E-mail Bob Kirkwood at bobkirkwood9@Gmail.com to make corrections. August 1 is the deadline to make corrections or add new names to the wall. To add new names of Veterans, ap plications are available at the Caloosa Belle ofce, VFW and American Legion. Checks for $100 must be made payable to Fallen Heroes and may be mailed to the American Legion, Post 130, 699 W. SR80, LaBelle, FL 33935, or dropped off at the Legion lounge. Your sons, daughters, grandchildren, rela tives and/or friends who are or were Veter ans are eligible to be placed on the wall. Fallen Heros Benet Dinner Mark your calendars for the Annual Fallen Heroes Benet and Pork Dinner to be held July 21 at the LaBelle American Legion Post 130. Ticket are $10.00 and available at the Legion and the VFW Post. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. for a short remembrance cer emony at the LaBelle Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of the Main Street and Hwy. 80, LaBelle and the benet to follow at the LaBelle American Legion Post 130 Hwy. 80 across from the Shell Station. Why will this year be different or more important? The park funds are depleted. As honored and happy as we are to be install ing this new granite wall that is scheduled for installation this November, there are still ongoing costs associated with the park that the committee will still need help raising. Its a legacy to all our Veterans and its a center piece to our city and shows our commit ment to Veterans. The local Veterans orga nizations and Veterans Park committee are thankful for each individual and business that has contributed over the years. Your continued support will be greatly and hum bly appreciated. The benet is co-sponsored by the Amer ican Legion Post 130, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10100, Disabled American Veter ans Chapter 144 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: hgunc133@gmail.com c/o LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge Street La Belle, FL 33935. The next meeting will be at the First United Methodist Church located at 331 West Osceola Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 on Friday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. Community Briefs Courtesy photo/ Trenton Muntz Last week at the Rotary On Tuesday, July 3, the Rotary Club of LaBelle heard from two fellow Ro tarians from the Bonita Springs/Naples Club, Betty Jean Christensen and Carolyn Pitt. They spoke to our Club about Rotakids. Rotakids is a program put on through Rotary that helps elementary children build self-esteem, de velop leadership qualities, and supports students with their service projects that benet the school and the community. Rotakids helps instill the Service Above Self motto in young students, which is a foundational principle of Rotary. Picture from Left to Right: Fred Kobie, President of the Rotary Club of LaBelle and Rotakid Presenters, Betty Jean Christensen and Carolyn Pitt. Courtesy photo Correction A photo published on June 21 incorrectly stated that Jennifer Johnson of the Caloosa Humane Society was pictured with two of the adoptable dogs at the Caloosa Humane Society. The dogs in the photo are actually her dogs, Ossay and Shotzy. We regret any confusion this may have caused.

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6 Caloosa Belle Thursday, July 12, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE TO INFORMLighthouse of SWFL, located at 35 W. Mariana Ave. N. Fort Myers, FL 33903, is a recipient of funding from the FDOT Section 5310 program for Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. Lighthouse of SWFL assists their clients with blindness and vision impairment with their transportation needs when accessing services. Lighthouse of SWFL values diversity and welcomes input from all interested parties, regardless of cultural identity, background, or income level. As such, Lighthouse of SWFL encourages the participation of minorities as members of planning or advisory bodies for programs receiving Federal funds Lighthouse of SWFL provides information and services in lan guages other than English when clients and/or custodial parents have limited English-speaking ability. Lighthouse of SWFL has assured FDOT that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family or religious status, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, and other nondiscrimination authorities, be excluded from partic to discrimination or retaliation under any program, service, or about programs. Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state authorities, the Lighthouse of SWFL will not discrimination anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status. Title VI/EEO-Nondiscrimination Complaint Procedures and Title VI/ Nondiscrimination Coordinator: The Lighthouse of SWFL has established a discrimination complaint procedure and will take prompt and reasonable action to investigate and eliminate discrimination when found. Any person who believes that he or national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or family or income status in any of the Lighthouse of SWFLs programs, services, Doug Fowler, Executive Director, Phone (239) 997-7797 Email: Myers, FL. 33903.272845 CB 07/12/2018 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 Central County Water Drainage District 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440 Phone: 863-983-5797 | Fax: 863-983-9693 Central County Water Drainage District is looking to hire a Heavy Equipment Operator. Duties include, Operating a variety of construction and maintenance equipment such as bulldozers, graders, rollers, tractor mounted augers, trenchers, front end loaders, excavators, dump trucks Moves and loads supplies and materials; Typical duties include grading levees, grading roads, clearing trees, clearing fence lines, hauling materials, excavations and back filling, etc., as well as operating tractors and mowers mowing geographic area of responsibility. Performs operator maintenance on equipment operated including cleaning, oiling, lubricating, making minor adjustments. Must possess a CDL valid drivers license Applications may be picked up at Central County Water Drainage District, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440. 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 Person wanted to work in orange grove, lawn maintenance & clean up. $12 hour, must speak English. Flexible hours. Possible Full Time. (239)565-5033 or (239) 369-9567. THE CITY OF LABELLE IS ACCEPTING APPLICA TIONS UNTIL JULY 27, 2018 OR UNTIL FILLED FOR 2 FULL TIME LA BORERS. APPLICANT MUST HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT. CDL IS PREFERRED. IF IN TERESTED YOU CAN PICK UP AN APPLI CATION AT LABELLE CITY HALL 481 WEST HICKPOCHEE (HWY 80) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY OR ONLINE AT CITYLABELLE.COM. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE CITY OF LABELLE IS A DRUGFREE WORKPLACE. 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. Houses Rent PRIVATE RIVER FRONT 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room. End of the road. Call 970-708-9993 1100/ mth 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 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 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 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 www.fema.gov/ 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 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money! Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!2x2 Classified Fillers LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Fort Knox Self Storage located at 1025 Com merce Drive, LaBelle Florida 33935 intends to sell or otherwise dispose of the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said propertv under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (83.80183.809). The public sale or other dis position of the following household/ Misc items property will take place at Fort Knox Self Storage 1025 Com merce Drive, La Bedle FL 33935 .July 21, 2018 at 11:00am This public sale requires a 50.00 cash deposit on an winning bids. 863-675-1025 Roxanne Ruiz Tania Cisnero Azucena Rodriguez Aguilar Brandon Perez 273694 CB 7/12,19/2018 Lawn & Garden Gonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! We get the job done! 863-673-6388 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

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July 12, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 Widows Support Group The Widows Support Group will meet July 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Sal Cals Pizza. All widow welcome. MOPS Summer Fun MOPS Summer Fun will begin the last week in July with a special story time pre sentation at Barron Library on July 25 at 10:45 a.m. Enjoy a story about ice cream, do an ice cream craft, and play with the ice cream food truck. Then join us for a play date on July 27 at 10 a.m. at Zachary Rey na Memorial Playground. During the month of August, we will have movie days at First Christian Church, a play date at Zach Reyna Playground, and our Open House. All events are on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Movie Days are: August 3Ice Age (The origi nal), August 17Wall-E, and August 31Finding Nemo. The playdate is August 17 at Zachary Reyna Playground. Our Open House will be August 24 at First Christian Church. All events are free. First Christian Church is located at 138 Ford Ave. LaBelle, Florida 33935. Zachary Reyna Memorial Playground is located at 800 Jaycee Lions Dr. LaBelle, FL 33935. For more information contact Megan Narehood at (239) 206-9881 or MOPSOFLABELLE@gmail.com. American Legion Events Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p. (April through September, Fish Fries are only held the First Friday of each month) July 19 Thurs 7 p.m. Installation of Ofcers for all branches of the American Le gion Family. Meet & Greet at 6 p.m.; Dinner served at 6:30 followed by the Installation at 7:00 p.m. July 21 Saturday 9 a.m. Fallen Heroes Remembrance Ceremony at Vet erans Park, followed by benet fun at the American Legion with lunch at 11 a.m. $10 Donation tickets for the luncheon are avail able at the VFW, American Legion or Moose Club (or door). Funds raised are for the Veterans Wall which will be placed in the Veterans Park this fall of 2018. It will have all names that are on bricks now, plus new names can be added through August 1, 2018. The American Legion is 699 W SR80, across from the Shell Station. EVERYONE WELCOME Come support our local Veter ans. August 1 Wednesday, Deadline to add a veterans Name to the Veterans Wall which should be installed at the Veterans Memorial Park by Veterans Day. Applications available at the American Legion and VFW. Email bobkirkwood9@gmail.com to make correction to any names on present bricks. August 3 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, crabcakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are 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 19 Thurs 7 p.m. American Le gion Family Installation of Ofcers August 1 Wed 7:30 p.m. American Legion Riders meeting August 2 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Dis abled American Veterans) meeting August 8 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion 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@ ThreeZEnterprises.com. For TICKETS and details www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/ 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. VFW Post 10100 ALL DINNERS FOR JULY ARE $6.00l!! 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 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. R E D Potato Casserole Ingredients 1 stick butter 1 med. Onion, chopped 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 pint of sour cream Salt and pepper to taste 2 lbs. frozen hash browns 10 oz grated cheddar cheese Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the hash browns in a 2 quart buttered cas serole dish. Saute the onions in butter. Mix together with the soup, sour cream, salt and pepper and pour over the hash browns. Let set for about 35 to 40 min utes. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top and bake for 50 minutes. 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 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 $42,500. 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 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.JUST REDUCED!!! Enjoy protected harborage for your boat with 200+/feet of old river frontage including your own boat house and dock; swim in the caged swimming pool; play in the almost 1 acre yardfenced for kids and the family pets; and/or relax on the screened 500+/square foot back porch overlooking both the pool and old river! This older concrete block home is built to last and includes a metal galvalume room, single one car garage, and semi-circular driveway. The home has an open living/dining and kitchen area, 3 large bedrooms, and two full baths with ceramic tile ooring throughout. The home site can be split with room for additional home for a family compound or rental! $199,900 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING CHANGETHE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION BOARD WILL HENCEFORTH CONDUCT ITS REGULAR RECREATION BOARD MEETINGS ON THE 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. AND ARE HELD AT THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION OFFICE, 310 COWBOY WAY, LA BELLE, FLORIDA. MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL MEETINGS OR BOARD MEETINGS OTHER THAN THE ABOVE, AS WELL AS CANCELLATIONS OF REGULAR MEETINGS AND MEETING LOCATION CHANGES, ARE POSTED ON THE RECREATION BOARD WEBSITE AND ADVERTISED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH A MEETING OR HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. PLEASE NOTE THAT MATTERS MAY BE DISCUSSED AT A MEETING WHICH ARE NOT ON THE PREPARED AGENDA FOR THE MEETING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING A RECREATION BOARD MEET ING, PLEASE CALL THE HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION OFFICE AT (863) 675-5347. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WILL REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AT A MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT HENDRY-LABELLE RECREATION AT (863) 675-5347; HEARING IM PAIRED: FLORIDA RELAY 7-1-1; OR E-MAIL LILLY.HART@HENDRYFLA.NET. THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOY ER. SI NECESITA LA ASSISTENCIA DE UN INTERPRETE QUE HABLE ESPANOL PARA PARTICIPAR UN ESTA REUNION, POR FAVOR PONGASE EN CONTACTO CON RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ AL (863) 675-5347. 265310 CN/CB 6/21;7/12/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Community Briefs

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8 Caloosa Belle July 12, 2018 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 Courtesy photo District Champions The LaBelle Little League Junior All-Star base ball team brought home the District 18 Little League All-Star Championship on June 24. These young men fought through rain and swel tering heat to defeat San Carlos in two games. Game one was won by a score of 9-6 behind the pitching of Lawson Davidson, Johnathan Villa, and Trevor Vahle. The offense hit the ball well throughout the line-up with all players reaching base at least once. Game two was won by a score of 7-8, with a walk-off hit by Colton Bass in the bottom of the 7th to score Justin Sherrod. All of the boys played with heart and left it all on the eld! The team is now headed to Sectional Play-off in Lehigh Acres on July 14, playing at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Come out and support these young men, as they have worked hard! Pictured: Front Row L to R: Colton Bass, Tanner ODonnell, Manuel Deras, Justin Sherrod and Nick Blanco. Second Row L to R: Coach Ricky Bass, Trevor Vahle, Remington French, Johna than Villa, Lawson Davidson, Hunter Turner and Coach Ivan Blanco. Back: Coach Armando Villa