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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 August 30, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 35 By Chris Felker INI Florida Incumbent School Board members Jon Basquin and Stephanie Schneider Busin won re-election by comfortable margins during the Hendry County primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 28. In the nonpartisan election, for the School Board District 4 seat, Ms. Busin re ceived 873 votes (70 percent) to 374 for Mer cedes Perdomo Reese; and for the School Board District 5 seat, Mr. Basquin took 307 (57 percent) to 233, or 43 percent, for Mau reen C. Quintero. Total ballots cast in the primary elections were 4,223 countywide, out of 17,627 regis tered voters, of whom 3,435 were not regis tered as members of either the Democratic or Republican party and thus could vote only in nonpartisan races. Turnout percent ages were not available Tuesday night. On Hendry Countys ballot question con cerning economic development ad valorem tax exemptions, 2,476 voted yes (62 per cent) while 1,535, or 38 percent, voted no. For 20th Judicial Circuit judge in Group 8, John Owen McGowan took 2,172 votes (59 percent) to James Wesley Chandlers 1,538 (41 percent). Basquin, Busin retain School Board seats Special to the Caloosa Belle It has been reported that the blue dropoff mailbox box located outside the LaBelle post ofce at the corner of Washington Ave and Main Street was vandalized. Post Ofce personnel also believe that during the July 4 weekend and again around the later part of July individuals had attempt ed to tamper with the outside mailbox. On August 19, 2018 it was reported to the Sheriffs Ofce that the back of the box had been pried open and mail could be seen in side the box. The LaBelle Post Master was contacted and arrived minutes later to make arrangements to secure the mail items that were in the mailbox. Hendry County Investigators have eight open cases of for Fraud/Forgery all around this same period of time. While post ofce personnel do not know how much or what mail items were taken, Investigators believe it is related. Aside from the obvious prying of the mailbox, the method used to steal your mail is called shing. This is not a new tech nique nor is it unique to Hendry County. Sheriff Steve Whidden said, Fishing is a creative way to get your personal infor mation. Then, thieves use sensitive informa tion like that contained on a check to make counterfeit checks. They may steal credit card information, social security numbers and other important personal facts about you. Postal Inspector, Blanca Alvarez said, If customers conrm their mail was stolen, they should report it to the U.S. Postal In spection Service at 877-876-2455 or online at Postal In spectors will investigate all leads provided. Currently Hendry County Investigators are working with those who believe they may be a victim of this crime and are working with the U.S. Postal Investigators. I dont want anyone to think the Post Of ce in LaBelle is not safe, I believe that it is, said Sheriff Whidden. But we do need to be aware of suspicious activity. If you notice something that does not appear right, call law enforcement right away. The Postal Service has offered the follow ing tips below: PROTECTING YOUR MAIL Outside drop off mailbox at Post Ofce vandalised American Cancer Societys Signature Fundraising Event Empowers Community to Fight Back Against Cancer and Save Lives The American Cancer Society is seek ing volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate lo gistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2019 Relay For Life of LaBelle. Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference are invited to participate in Kick-off on September 11, at the First Baptist Social Hall, 330 N Main St, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 6 p.m. Relay For Life is a fun event that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospi tals, schools and faith-based groups to cele brate the lives of those who have had can cer, remember those who lost their battle, and ght back against the disease. One in every 100 Americans participates in this fundraising event that has become a global phenomenon, said Joy Brigham, Re lay For Life Specialist. Relay For Life is the communitys chance to unite in the ght against cancer and support the American Cancer Societys efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Volun teers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this excit ing event are making a commitment to let our com munity know that cancer can be defeated. If you would like to join the Relay For Life of LaBelle as a volunteer or team participant, call Vicki Reynolds 863-234-2405 or email at About the American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and ghting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Societys efforts have con tributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer Volunteers needed for 2019 Relay For Life of LaBelle By Chris Felker INI Florida Gene McAvoy, the University of Florida/ IFAS Hendry County Extension director, is looking forward to his new role as presi dent-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), for which he was chosen at its recent annu al meeting and professional improvement conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. McAvoy served as vice president from 2017 to this year, and he will become presi dent in 2019, concluding his term presiding over the NACAA annual meeting and profes sional improvement conference in Virginia Beach, Va., in July 2020. He was nominated by members of the Florida county agents group to preside over the 3,200-plus-mem ber national association. He has a long his tory of involvement at the state, regional and national levels, serving as southern region al director from 2012 to and regional vice-director for two years before that. He was president of the Florida association in 2004. Mr. McAvoy said he was humbled and honored by the condence his fellow coun ty agents showed in him by picking him for the prestigious position, adding that he was greatly anticipating the new role. I look forward to being able to give of my time and the knowledge that I have ac cumulated over my career in Extension to give back to NACAA and help to mentor new agents looking into Extension as a career, he said. I expect to continue in the tradition McAvoy poised to lead ag agents national group Special to the Caloosa Belle Donna and Gene McAvoy at the recent NACAA annual meeting. See McAvoy Page 2 See Mail Page 2 See Relay Page 2


2 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2018 1500 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres (239) 369-2101 Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail. But with de liveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal Inspection Service cant do the job alone. Heres what you can do to protect your mail from thieves: Use the letter slots inside your Post Of ce for your mail, or hand it to a letter carrier. Pick up your mail promptly after deliv ery. Dont leave it in your mailbox overnight. If youre expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail. If you dont receive a check or other valuable mail youre expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately. If you change your address, immediate ly notify your Post Ofce and anyone with whom you do business via the mail. Dont send cash in the mail. Tell your Post Ofce when youll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return. Report all suspected mail theft to a Postal Inspector. Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. By exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors, you can watch each others mail boxes (as well as homes). Consult with your local Postmaster for the most up-to-date regulations on mailbox es, including the availability of locked cen tralized or curbside mailboxes. If you see a mail thief at work, or if you believe your mail was stolen, call law en forcement immediately, then call Postal In spectors at 877-876-2455 (press 3). Mail Continued From Page 1 of helping to make our association a place where agents can exchange ideas and gain knowledge that they can put back to work in their local communities. Asked whether he had any special em phasis or projects in mind for the associa tion when he takes over as president, Mr. McAvoy said: Extension is changing as the country becomes more urban, and county agents reect the diversity of our population. We are seeing more females and minorities enter into Extension, and I want to strive to make sure that NACAA provides them with a warm welcome and meets their needs mov ing forward. He stated that hes also concerned about ordinary Americans attitudes toward their food providers. I hope to act as a voice for agriculture because as more Americans lose touch with their agricultural roots, people have less of an understanding of where their food comes from and what it takes to feed the nation. Mr. McAvoy will be the 102nd head of NACAA and only the second Floridian to serve as NACAA president. The rst was John Henry Lodge, NACAA president in 1949. He believes that the nations strength is rooted in rural America. We are dependent on a strong agricultural sector, and I hope to ensure that Extension continues to support Americas farmer and ranchers into the fu ture. Agriculture has an important story to tell, and I am proud to be in a position to do that on a local, state and national basis. God forbid if we ever lose our ability to feed ourselves. He earned his bachelors degree from Rutgers University in plant science and a masters degree from Rutgers in horticul ture, beginning work in 1997 with UF/IFAS Extension as Regional Specialized Vegetable Extension Agent for Southwest Florida. Mr. McAvoy has been Hendry County Extension director since 2005, and as a regional vegeta ble agent hes served farmers in neighboring counties as well, including Glades. Mr. McAvoy noted that he is also thankful and blessed to have the support of his loving wife, Donna, as he takes on this new respon sibility. The NACAA provides leadership and professional improvement opportunities to their members, who work for Extension Service programs through land grant univer sities across the country and in Puerto Rico. McAvoy Continued From Page 1 death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Amer icans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, were determined to nish the ght against cancer. Were nding cures as the nations largest private, not-forprot investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the ght for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the ght, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit Relay Continued From Page 1


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4 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2018 School Safety Questions I have heard nothing but praise for the Ft Myers school which has a closed door sys tem. You must show proper ID to get into the school period. A camera view and ID check is required. If our schools do this it seems to me it would be cheaper than hiring more deputies for the schools. Most of them have a least one deputy but they cannot be limited to front door checks. Any teacher or ofce person could oper ate the entrance. I believe there is suppose to be someone in the ofce at all times when the school is open. I hope our Board of Education and coun ty commissioners will look into this. After all our kids safety should not be limited by cost. But what do I know Im just an old citi ed country boy. Ed Kuntz The Fabulous 60s and 70s Being a teenager in the 60s was a world of choices. This was Woodstock Free Love weed Boones Farm wine Johnny Cash Loretta Lynn Willie Nelson Elvis The Beatles John Denver. I bet anyone who lived life in those years has several secrets they dont care to share. Oh! Yes, The Twist The Mash Potato Rock n Roll. We had Muscle cars Pro Football Drag racing One dollar a six pack Coors Drive in Movies. I was raised in a rural community in Kansas until I was 18. Then I lived in a small town near Topeka, about half way be tween Topeka and Kansas City. Needless to say, this redneck country boy had no trouble nding trouble. It takes some of us longer to as they say GROW-UP than others. There were great fun times -Drag racing, playing football, hunting, shing, Saturday night parties. There were sad times Dads death, 3 failed marriages. The best thing that happened was the birth of my 2 daughters. I look at my kids now and wonder how they managed to get college degrees. I helped as much as possible but fortunately they inherited hard work habits from Dad. Now I look back and thank the Lord for not giving up on me. I nally managed to grow up, well mostly. Life is good for me. I have a great church, friends and a great fam ily. Although somehow I got the nickname Crazy Ed. Now I wonder if the pants some wear have to be special made to keep from falling down. How did we lose respecting others? Why is there no ham in Hamburgers? Are hot dogs really dog meat? Enough of that. I hope we can all learn to respect other peoples opinions. I really dont care if I of fend someone, after all it is only my opinion. I really wonder what kind of life it is for those who are offended about everyones opinion but theirs. After all isnt that what America is all about. Being able to state your feelings without being put in jail. I have made many bad judgements in my day, but I learned from them. Maybe if we all treated others like we want them to treat us, this would be a better world. But what do I know Im just an old citi ed country boy. Ed Kuntz The Primary Election is over The 2018 Primary Election is over, and many of us are pleased our candidates won; others are not quite as happy since the elec tion did not turn out as we hoped. How many of us actually voiced our choices by Vote By Mail, Early Voting, or actually going to our polling place on August 28? Were you one of those registered to vote who did not exercise that right and privilege, why? Every vote does matter and can make a difference. If you are registered to vote, please resolve now to vote in the November 6 General Elec tion either by Vote By Mail, Early Voting, or on Election Day. If you are not registered to vote and are eligible to become a voter, pick up a voter registration form readily available at your local public library and so many other locations throughout Hendry County, ll it out and return it to the Hendry County Elections Ofce, or go to the Elections Ofce at 25 East Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle or 1100 South Olympia Street, Suite 504, in Clewiston. Are all of your eligible family members, friends, and neighbors registered to vote? If they are not, encourage them to register and exercise the right and privilege that so many before us have fought and died to make certain we live in the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. La eleccin primaria 2018 ha terminado, y muchos de nosotros estamos contentos de que nuestros candidatos ganaron; otros no son tan felices desde que las elecciones no resultaron como esperbamos. Cun tos de nosotros realmente hemos expre sado nuestras elecciones por votacin por correo, votacin anticipada o en realidad yendo a nuestro lugar de votacin el 28 de agosto? Fue usted uno de los inscritos para votar que no ejerci ese derecho y privilegio, por qu? Cada voto importa y puede marcar la diferencia. Si usted est registrado para votar, por favor decida ahora a votar en las elecciones generales del 6 de noviembre, ya sea por votacin por correo, votacin tem prana o el da de las elecciones. Si usted no est registrado para votar y es elegible para convertirse en votante, recoja un formula rio de registro de votante disponible en su biblioteca pblica local y tantas otras ubica ciones en todo el Condado de Hendry, llne lo y devulvalo a la ocina de elecciones del Condado de Hendry o ir a la ocina de elec ciones en 25 East Hickpochee Avenue en LaBelle o 1100 South Olympia Street, Suite 504, en Clewiston. Todos los miembros de su familia, amigos y vecinos elegibles estn registrados para votar? Si no lo son, animen a registrar y ejercer el derecho y el privilegio que tantos antes de nosotros han luchado y muerto para asegurarse de que vivimos en el hogar de la libertad y la tierra de los va lientes. Joseph H. Thomas A Proud Hendry County Voter Letters to the Editor VFW Post 10100 ALL DINNERS FOR AUGUST ARE $6.00!! Aug. 31, Fri. Spaghetti Dinner. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $6.00. Sept. 1, Sat. Chris and Betty Ann are in the House for Karaoke. Music will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sept. 8, Sat. Fish Fry Dinner cooked by Shelly with all the xins Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the cost is $6.00. Music by Razors Edge. Sept. 14, Fri. Beef Tip & Noodle Dinner serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $6.00 Sept. 21, Fri. 2 Sharps Karaoke are in the House. Pot luck Dinner Bring your favor ite dish. Music begins at 5:00 p.m. SUMMER SPECIAL Every Tues. Free pool table from 5:00pm to 9;00pm Wear your VFW T-Shirt and get .50 off your drink. Beer and Soda excluded 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 6:00pm to 8:00pm. $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. 11:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm 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. Widows Support Group The Widows Support Group will meet at Contreras Mexican Restaurant on Septem ber 20 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome. Sociologist Dr. Nancy Howell to Lecture on the Dobe !Kung Bushmen at FSW Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee Meeting The Swamp Cabbage Festival will meet the rst Monday of each month in prepa ration for the 2019 Festival. The meetings are open to the public as well as anyone interested in volunteering. Please join us at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 6:30 p.m. For more in formation, call our ofce at 863-675-2995. Meeting Dates: September 10 October 1, November 5, December 3 and January 7 Community Briefs


August 30, 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 Submitted photo Veggie Production Handbook available from Hendry Extension The 2018-19 Vegetable Production Handbook, produced by the University of Florida/Insititute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is hot off the press. Hendry County Extension Director Gene McAvoy will be distributing them over the coming weeks. Anyone who wants copies may pick them up at the Hendry County Extension Ofce at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. By Chris Felker INI Florida MOORE HAVEN Someday, people around Florida might marvel about Glades County being the Little Rural County That Could. But until then, nobody can fault hopeful local ofcials for trying with all their heart to develop attractions on what they fondly call the Gloriously Natural Glades landscape in a bid to capture more of the states huge tourism trade. Maybe that should be lakescape rath er than landscape, because the biggest project envisioned to draw more tourism dollars to this sparsely populated and eco nomically deprived county is a much more visitor-friendly Lake Okeechobee experi ence from the southwestern quadrant. Its actually been a widespread desire of locals and sportsmen who regularly visit here for more than a decade. Around a dozen years ago, a group of Glades dreamers envisioned a park along the Old Moore Haven Canal, including longtime city Mayor Bret Whidden and then-County Commissioner Russell Echols along with then-City Councilman and now County Board Chairman John Ahern. Back in 2006, what prompted them to seek state and federal help was a drought that had made navigating to Lake Okeechobee via the channel originally dug in 1915 impossible. They formulated a plan and wanted nancing to widen and deepen the canal also known as 7-Mile Cut, which runs from the Moore Haven Lock and Dam (constructed in 1935) north-northeast to the Monkey Box. The plan called for a hiking trail, recreation area and observation tower along the canals eastern berm in a public green space to be called Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park. It would take 10 years to get the need ed permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection and the South Flori da Water Management District. The plans are not only on paper as part of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project (LOWP) but actually were begun on a small portion, one-half to three-quarters mile in length north of the lock and dam, back in 2016-17. Then, the project was funded by the leg islature in the state budget but was removed from the budget by one of Gov. Rick Scotts line-item vetoes. This month, the Glades County Board vot ed to spend up to $6,000 more from its own budget to have AIM Engineering do what is necessary to ensure the project remains permitted and on the books. The original permitting was to expire in early 2019, but commissioners unanimous action on Aug. 14 means the project will remain ready to go whenever ofcials can bend enough ears at the regional, state and federal levels to get the rest of the estimated $14 million need ed to dredge and widen over 6 miles of the 7-Mile Cut and then build the park facilities. Mr. Ahern told an AIM Engineering repre sentative at that meeting that he wanted the Army Corps permit to be extended not just two but ve years. Weve been talking to our congressman and senators ofces ... but this (getting nancing) takes more than two years to do, he said, adding that the rm should check on whether any other permits were needed. A compliance report was due to the corps on Aug. 29, they reported, and a eld meeting will be required. In a discussion at the Glades County Tourism Development Council meeting on Friday, Aug. 24, when Commissioner Tim Stanley reported on the county boards ac tion, Mayor Whidden, the TDC vice chair man, said: It took 10 years to get it permit ted, which is asinine; and now the permit is up for renewal, which is asinine. You get a permit to do a job; nothings changed out there; so leave the permit alone. Mr. Stanley responded, It was fully fund ed at one time, but our illustrious governor cut the funding to that. TDC Executive Director Tracy Whidden then offered a strategy that she said the county should pursue in seeking the money to nish Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park. The thing is, they keep taking more and more land, she said, referring to the state, SFWMD and the Army Corps buying up ar eas of Glades County for reservoirs and aqui fer storage and recovery wells. So why cant we make a deal? If theyre going to take all that land on the north end of the county for storage, then as part of that negotiation, we ought to say, we want $13 million to nish the canal and we want to reopen the Moore Haven Canal Campground. Moore Haven Canal park hopes renewed Components of park plan Compiled from Lake Okeechobee Watershed Plan The Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park project will include: Dredging of around 648,000 cubic yards of muck and soil from Moore Hav en Canal and Pig Trail channel; Littoral zone mitigation of 34.5 acres, plus opportunities to create more marsh area; 6+ miles of bank and scrub/shrub rehabilitation opportunities for wildlife habitat; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission-directed littoral zone plantings; Potential Everglades snail kite (en dangered bird) habitat; Ancillary benets: commercial sh ing, ecotourism.


6 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2018 e o ces of Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon, located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue in Clewiston and 450 South Main Street in Labelle will be closing e ective August 31, 2018. For any immediate questions, call 863-902-3093. Copies of patient medical records may be picked up at the orthopedic o ce located at 525 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. Please contact your Primary Care Provider for assistance in locating a physician to continue any ongoing treatment. Stephen Purvis, D.O. Orthopedic Practice Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Recently at the Rotary On Tuesday, August 21, the Rotary Club of LaBelle heard from Dr. Ramdas Kanissery from the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Cen ter. Dr. Kanissery has been with the center since 2016. He spoke to the Club about his background, including growing up in India and he shared some interesting facts with the Club on Indias culture, including their festivals and historical landmarks. Pictured: Dr. Rasmus Kanissery and LaBelle Rota ry President Fred Kobie. Youth Group First Christian Church, located at the cor ner of Lee and Ford Streets, would like to invite all children ages 5 18 to our Wednes day Night Youth Group. The basketball hoops are warmed up and games are ready to entertain, excite, and promote Christian fellowship. The evening also includes indoor games, a time of music, skit practice and more. This is a great summer activity that will carry on through the year. If youd like more information, please contact Cindy or Dave Alexander at 863-673-7567 or 239-3401575. Hope to see you here! A Gathering of Christian Men Meeting We have a new meeting place. We will meet at Beef OBradys at 6pm on Sept. 24 (Monday). Come early if you are going to order food. The meeting opens at 6 p.m. for fellowship. At 6:30 we have our business meeting. We hope all our area Churchs will send a Pastor or representative. That way we can see what our communitys needs are. All are welcome as long as you are doing your best to live by Gods Rules. No one is perfect. I have to ask for forgiveness every day. Our goal is to keep LaBelle a great place to raise your family. That takes getting in volved. Everyone has a talent. We need to get involved with how our community is do ing. We welcome new ideas. Hope to see you Sept. 24 Ed Kuntz, president 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 Arts of the Inland and the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop invite you to exhibit your art, including photogra phy, sculpture, and fabric art, in the Gal lery during the month of September. You may also display and sell small art, crafts, jewelry, cards, and books in the gift shop throughout the year. Receiving day for art and gift shop items is Tuesday, Septem ber 4 from 3 to 6. Gift shop items may be brought to the Gallery that day and any time during regular hours. All artists may submit 5 works for display and/or sell. The fee for members of Arts of the Inland is $20 and $25 for non-mem bers. Memberships will be available at the Gallery. Gift shop items are not limited in number. Art must be original with artists name, medium, and sale price on the back of each piece that is for sale. Please have each piece of wall art suitably framed with a wire hanging system on the back. Saw tooth hangers do not work with the Gallery hanging system. The AOI Barron Park House Gallery is looking forward to a very active year and to welcoming new and returning artists. For more details, you may call Marty Cowen at 239-290-6837 or Connie Killebrew at 239771-0213. The Gallery is located at 471 No Lee St. in LaBelle. See you there! Calling all artists and photographers Sign up for RCMA now RCMA Head Start Program is currently taking applications for registration for the 2018 2018 program year. This program of fers Social, Dental, Health Services, as well as Hearing and Vision Screenings. Special ized in working with children with disabil ities and their families. Meals are provided free of cost. REQUIREMENTS: Proof of Birth for child being enrolled, income verication is necessary, accepting children ages six weeks to ve years old. For more info: RCMA Port LaBelle CDC, 6760 Santa Fe North, La Belle, FL 33935. Located iat Mira Verde Com plex. Phone 863-674-4532. El programa de RCMA El programa de Head Start esta aceptan do solicitudes para 2018-2019 ao escolar. Este programa ofrece: Servicio Dentales, Sociales y de Salud, As como Pruebas de Lenguaje y Auditivas. Nos Especializamos en servicios para nios con impedimentos o limitaciones. Nosotros animamos la par ticipacin de los padres en la educacin de los nios. Proveemos todas las comidas libre de costos. REQUISITOS: Certicado de Nacimiento, Vericacin de Ingreso es necesaria. Aceptamos nios de 6 semanas hasta 5 aos de edad. For more info: RCMA LaBelle CDC, 3749 State RD 29 S LaBelle 863-674-4510; RCMA Krome 551 W Cow boy Way 863-674-4515; RCMA Glades West CDC. 2500 S County Line RD 731 W 863-6120783: RCMA Port LaBelle CDC, 6760 Santa Fe North, LaBelle, FL 33935. Situado en el Com plejo Mira Verde. Telfono 863-674-4532. Student Briefs


August 30, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, 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 Submitted photo LaBelle Area Parks Davis-Pratt Park is one of LaBelles original parks. The park was named in honor of the two principal donors who contributed the land to provide LaBelle with its rst park. Davis-Pratt Park is now one of the most widely used park in LaBelle, housing four baseball elds, one softball eld, two practice elds, and a full-sized foot ball eld. Home of the LaBelle Longhorns for Pop Warner football. The location is 1287 Lillian Street, LaBelle, FL. Be low is Little League players in antic ipation of the beginning of a game. Facilities Included: Tee Ball Field Playgrounds 2 Concession Stands Restroom Facilities Baseball is one of Americas favorite national past time. In the late 18th century Baseball became a great game for everyone to enjoy. By the beginning of the 20th century most large cities had a professional team. In the 1920s Baseball came of age. Babe Ruth lead the New York Yan kees to the World Series. In 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games Baseball became an ofcial sport. With great opposition world wide in 2008 Baseball was removed from Olympic games. Baseball and Softball are global sports, and popu larity grows daily. It is estimated that 65 million athletes in over 140 coun tries play the game. UPDATE: Base ball will return to the Olympic Games in 2020 to debut in Tokyo! Submitted photo Pet of the Week Shorty is a seven year old spayed female bulldog mix. She loves walks and belly rubs and kisses. Shorty is good with kids and other dogs and is wishing for a family of her own. Come meet Shorty at the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check her out on our website Caloosahumanesoci


8 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2018 Special to the Caloosa Belle On Aug. 10, the Southwest Florida Re gional Planning Council (SWFRPC) an nounced that it has been awarded an Eco nomic Adjustment Assistance grant in the amount of $206,545 from the Economic De velopment Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson called Margaret Wuerstle, executive director of the council, to congratulate coun cil staff. The purpose of the grant is to increase resilience and sustainability for small and medium-sized farms in Southwest Florida. The goal of the project is to develop new markets and increase revenues for the lo cal farms in Southwest Florida that suffered catastrophic losses as a result of Hurricane Irma, assisting with their economic recovery and increasing their ability to weather future disasters. The proposal is the result of a recent study nanced by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) that evalu ated methods to assist small farms in eco nomically depressed areas of Southwest Florida. The University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) was a project partner in the original study, and will be a partner in the project funded by the new grant. The project will educate residents of Southwest Florida regarding the benets of consuming fresh, locally grown food, thereby increasing demand for local products among consumers, local super markets, chefs, restaurant managers and other people within the food distribution system. The agricultural sector of Southwest Flor ida (SWFL) was devastated by Hurricane Irma. As noted in the application, a local ag riculture expert from the UF/IFAS estimated that SWFL may have suffered over $2 billion of nancial losses in agriculture from Hurri cane Irma. Florida Commissioner of Agricul ture Adam H. Putnam estimated $2.5 billion in agricultural damages for the state and added that we are likely to see even great er economic losses as we account for loss of future production and the cost to rebuild infrastructure. Agriculture is one of the dominant indus try sectors in SWFL, particularly in the rural areas such as Glades and Hendry counties, Immokalee and eastern Lee County. The data below from the most recent U.S. Cen sus of Agriculture further illustrate the sec tors signicance in the region as well as the regions value to the state. After the hurricane, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council began a $30,000 agriculture sustainability study nanced by the Florida DEO. The study aimed to gath er small to mid-sized farmers in the SWFL Promise Zone area of Glades County, Hend ry County and the Immokalee community in Collier County along with other regional ag ricultural stakeholders, such as UF/IFAS and the Farm Bureau, to determine what can be done to help these farms become more re silient to future disasters. The studys SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis identied several strategies to achieve sustainability including gaining access to new markets, the creation of a food safety plan template, the creation of a regional brand and the need for a marketing strategy. The project being proposed to EDA in volves taking the next steps to implement the strategies developed by the DEO study and includes the entire six-county region. These strategies were specically devel oped by industry stakeholders as ways to help farmers gain much-needed resiliency post-Irma. Before the hurricane, agriculture was identied as an industry severely lack ing in resiliency due to due to the seasonal nature of crops, high cost of production and long-term rate of return on investment. Those limitations made the impact of the hurricane greater than on other indus tries and made recovery even more difcult. The strategies outlined in this project will remove several barriers that keep small to mid-sized farmers from expanding into new markets and increasing their sales. The sys tems and partnerships created through this project will reduce these farms recovery time during the next economic shock. This increased productivity will give growers a higher margin-for-error when dealing with future disaster events. R E D Easy Beach Shrimp Ingredients lb. unpeeled large raw shrimp 16 oz bottle Italian Dressing 1 TBSP freshly ground pepper 2 garlic gloves pressed 2 lemons, halved cup chopped fresh parsley 1 stick butter, cut up Preparation: Place the rst 4 ingredients into a 13 x 9 baking dish, toss to coat. Squeeze juice from lemons over shrimp mix ture, and stir. Add lemon halves to pan. Sprinkle evenly with parsley then dot with butter. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Serve in the baking pan. Enjoy! RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE Stop in for a complete list of available properties or check us out online at: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM Belle Realty Co. 863-675-7522 Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates: Shary Weckwerth, Lisa Andrews, Deborah Rodriguez, Stacy Pate & Alex DeStefano419 Hickpochee, LaBelle, FL 33935 UNDER CONTRACT 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. 89 acre oak lled waterfront lot in Caloosa Harbour S/D with river access. $79,000 .91 acre oak lled waterfront lot in Caloosa Harbour S/D with river access. $79,000 .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 FAMILY HOME 2BR/2BA plus den which could be 3rd BR, sunken family room with cabana style roof, eat in kitchen with breakfast bar & all GE Pro le appliances, living room & dining room. Call us to nd out more about this amazing home. $150,000 HOME Fall in love with this unique Brick/CBS construction split oor plan which offers over 2,100 square foot of living space. Interior features include a split oor plan with vaulted ceilings, sunken living room, 4+ bedrooms, 2 BA and a 2 car garage, well equipped eat in kitchen, with breakfast bar, pantry, pass thru window, formal dining area and separate den. Three sets of French doors all open to the rear screened lanai perfect for entertaining new roof in 2017 and much more. $239,900 180 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.REDUCED!!! 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 a large open kitchen overlooking the pool. It 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. $222,500 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol SWFRPC awarded grant to promote agricultural products The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop, which was closed in July and Au gust, will re-open on Thursday, Septem ber 6 The Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by to enjoy the talent of our many local artists and photographers. The gift shop will also be open to display and to sell art, jewelry, note cards and crafts that make great gifts for birthdays, hostess, Christmas gifts for any occasion. The Gallery is located at 471 North Lee Street, facing the Caloosahatchee River and across the street from Barron Park. It is the primary art gallery supported by Arts of the Inland, a not-for-prot organization that promotes all the arts throughout the inland communities of South Florida. It is housed in the historic Christie House built in 1914. Much of the house is still original and might be considered a piece of art it self. A handicap ramp was added last year so that everyone is able to enjoy this La Belle treasure. For artists and crafters interested in displaying your work in the Gallery or gift shop, contact Marty Cowen at 239-2906837 or Connie Killebrew at 863-674-1412. Art work and gift shop items will be re ceived at the Gallery on Tuesday, Sep tember 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop to open September 6


Thursday, August 30, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 A.Duda & Sons Tractor Driver A.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for a Tractor Driver at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/background screening. Apply in person: A. Duda & Sons 3635 North US 27 Moore Haven, FL 33471 OR A.Duda & Sons 12250 S. SR 29 Felda, FL 33930 Gate #4 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Central County Water Drainage District is looking to hire a Highway Maintenance Tech. Duties include, Operating basic highway main repair and clean highways and right-of-ways; Moves and loads supplies and materials; route markers, and pavement markings; Performs emergency response activities sures, placement of signs, and erecting bar ricades; minor repairs, preventative maintenance, refueling, and pre-trip inspections; Performs miscellaneous labor tasks; Performs job documentation Performs related job duties as assigned. Cleans debris from roadways and right a ways. Must possess a valid and clean,drivers license and clean background check. Applications may be picked up at Central County Water Drainage District, 475 S. Cab bage Palm Street, Clewiston FL (Montura Ranch Estates) 33440. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a Field Technician Applications will be received at the Human Resources Department, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County 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 Give Away MALE CAT 1.5 years old neutered, grey, all shots. To good home only. His name is Sweetie Pie and he is. 863-675-7664 ADVERTISE and Get Results! Employment Full Time A.Duda & Son s Sod Sales Coordinator Labelle/Felda Farm A.Duda & Son s has a great opportunity for a Full Time Sod Sales C oordinator at it s Labell e Fe lda Fa rm. Looking for a dependable team player with the following skills : Strong computer an d communication skills must be able to prioritize daily duties Must have experience with Microsoft Suit e (W ord, Excel, Po wer Po int) Must be able to develo p and maintain good communication with customers in sales an d current accounts. Scheduling sod orders and processing invoices. Importing of Citrus tickets and processing of contra ctor harvesting and hauling citrus invoices Prepar ation of monthl y reports. Answer main switchboard with a smile. Maintenance of va riou s spreadsheet s Accounts Pa ya bl e experience preferred B ilingual (Spanish) a plus A dditional duties as n ecessary Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/background screening. A pply in person: A.Duda & Son s 12250 S. SR 29 Fe lda, FL 33930 Gate #4 Employment Full Time Busy Office looking for a motivated, organized & willing to learn person to join our staff. Monday thru Friday. Please call 863-675-4585 or fill out application at 890 Spratt Blvd LaBelle, FL Cox Air Conditioning is looking for experienced A/C Service Tech and Installers. Must have at least 2 years experience Self-motivated, basic tools for the job Clean driving record Pay based on experience Quarterly Bonuses Take home vehicle Stop in to apply at 99 N Industrial Loop, LaBelle, FL 33935. Quera palmeras exper imentadas cosechando tripulacin. Para trabajar en Lykes Ranch. $15 por hora o por palmera, 10 que sea mayor. Tambin bonos semanales de produccin. Texto Dave en 352-281-0235 Wanted Diesel mechanic to work on older catepiller loaders, army trucks, flatbed trailers for fast paced palm harvesting company. $18-26 per hour. Job location Highland and Okeechobee county Text David 352-281-0235 Wanted experienced Palm tree harvesting crew to work on Lykes Ranch. $15 per hour or $15 per palm whichever is greater. Also weekly production bonuses. Test david at Gateway Farms 352-281-0235 Employment Part Time HANDYMAN wanted for 2 rental houses. Call 970-708-9993. Employment Part Time Person Needed To work in 6 acre organi c Mango Grove on Pine Island. Po ssible live-in. Will Pa y for gas mileage. 239-283-8920. 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. Commercial Property Office/ business space for rent 216 S. Main St unit 4, LaBelle. Good location, good store front. More info call Patel: 407-697-4643 or 407-697-9083 Houses Rent EXECUTIVE HOME FOR RENT. CALL SHERRI @ 863-675-0829 RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, corner lot on canal & river, East of LaBelle, $1100/mo. 970708-9993. 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 Lawn Service 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! 863673-6388. NOTICE OF MEETING The Pt. Labelle Community Development District Board of Super visors will conduct a public hearing and meet at 5:30 PM on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing and meeting is to adopt a tentative budget for the 2018 2019 fiscal year and tentative millage rate for Glades County and Hendry County for fiscal year 2018 2019 and to conduct routine business that may require Board action. This meeting is open to the public. Jason Martinez, Chairman 284007 CN/GCD/CB 8/30/2018 Public Notice


Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition meetings schedule Do you have unmet needs resulting from Hurricane Irma and have exhausted all oth er resources? Please contact us to nd out what support and volunteer opportunities may be available. Contact Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition Coordinator: Terri Miazga Phone: 813-892-5021 Fax: 863-6759393 E-mail: c/o LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935. Non-prot repre sentatives and other interested want to help Hendry and Glades County residents in their Hurricane Irma recovery are invited to meet ings at the following locations and dates: September: Glades Regional Training Center located at 1030 Industrial Drive Moore Hav en, FL 33471 on Friday September 7, at 1:00 p.m. and Friday Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The Veterans Memorial Wall Thank you to everyone who submitted the name or names of Veterans to be en graved on the granite wall to be dedicated Veterans Day, November 11 Veterans whose names are on a brick at the Veterans Park will be on the Wall. Even though appli cations have closed for the rst engraving, applications with funds may still be sub mitted to the American Legion for the next engraving at The American Legion Post 130, 699 W. SR80, LaBelle, FL or email Bobkirk for further information. 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. Open Auditions at Firehouse Actors and volunteers wanted and need ed!! Open Auditions for the Firehouse Com munity Theatres 26th Season will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in becoming part of the theatre family in any capacity (Actor, stage manager, back stage assistant, light ing, sound, props, costumes, etc.), please stop by the theatre to see how you can get involved! Auditions will be held at the Fire house Community Theatre located in beau tiful downtown LaBelle at 241 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle. You can also call (863) 6753066 and leave a message; someone will re turn your call! Visit the theatres website at LHS Classes of 1970 1979decade reunion The reunion will be on Saturday, Sep tember 15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quart House Restaurant in LaBelle. For more information text or email: Judi Ken nington-Korf. or call her at 239.560.7285. Cindy Howard Miller 863.673.3855. or Please share this info on social media, call, text or email your classmates and mark your calendar. Its going to be an exciting after noon!! MOPS Resumes MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will begin their regular meetings with sepa rate childcare on Friday, September 7 at First Christian Church at 9 a.m. Meetings are held on the rst and third Friday of the month from September through May from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and childcare is provided at no cost. Expectant mothers and moth ers with children from birth to age six are invited to join us for coffee, coloring, and conversation. Motherhood is hard, and we believe mother better when we mother to gether. MOPS is a place to nd support and form sincere friendships. It is a place where moms can relax and nd out they are not alone on this wonderful journey of moth erhood. Moms will nd themselves saying, Me too. First Christian Church is located at 138 Ford Ave. LaBelle, FL. For more infor mation contact Megan Narehood at (239) 206-9881 or email mopsoabelle@gmail. com. Find us on Facebook at MOPSofLaBelle. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 18-DR-370 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF LIVIA C. ROMAN Petitioner/Wife, and JUSTINIAN GROZA, Respondent/Husband. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT)TO: JUSTINIAN GROZA Last known Address: 3020 36th St. SW Lehigh Acres, FL 33976 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on LIVIA C. ROMAN whose address is 1750 Case Road, LaBelle, FL 33935 on or before September 20, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: NONE. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or emailed to the address(es) on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dared: 8/10/2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Deputy Clerk 281442 CB 8/23,30;9/6,13/2018 Dissolution of Marriage/Divorc Dissolution of Marriage/Divorc ACROSS 1 Band aid 4 Lohengrin soprano 8 High-priced 13 Saint-Tropez sea 14 Chicken (out) 15 Wildly impulsive 17 Well-worn, as comfy shoes 19 Finito! 20 Stretches on the road 21 Inventor Nikola 23 Director who sued Spike TV for using his name 24 British prep school 25 University of North Carolina city 27 Fives and tens 29 Clueless 30 Lennons love 32 Door fasteners 35 TV radio station 39 Firehouse crews 43 Rural road sign silhouette 44 Shellac ingredient 45 Insect egg 46 Not a pretty fruit 49 Surprise for the taste buds 51 Relaxing soak 56 Almost closed 59 Pee Wee Reeses number 60 Chasing Pavements singer 61 English class lesson 62 Like a plum tomato 64 Lead singer, and a hint to the beginning of 17-, 25-, 39and 51Across 66 Royal residence 67 Apple product 68 Gift-wrapping time, often 69 Hinged entrances 70 Beantown hockey great 71 Do needlework DOWN 1 Carefree pace 2 Reason for a raise 3 Virtual coupon, briefly 4 Farm ladies 5 Civil Rights Memorial architect 6 Will of I Am Legend 7 Sleep lab study 8 Looks pleased 9 Wrapped cantina food 10 Baseball Hall of Famer Roush 11 Bad bacteria 12 Science fair judges, e.g. 16 Orange coat 18 Hawaiis __ Coast 22 Some jerks 25 Burn a bit 26 Gibsons Bird on a Wire co-star 28 __ Will Be Loved: Maroon 5 hit 30 Word with country or world 31 You wish, laddie! 33 Writer on scrolls 34 Ushers creator 36 Nickname for LeBron 37 Outdoor gear brand 38 L.A. clock setting 40 Shellac 41 Nitty-gritty 42 Wheel of Fortune purchase 47 Carom 48 Ibex resting places 50 Political cartoonist Thomas 51 Cartoon flapper 52 Put away, as groceries 53 Twilight heroine 54 Michael Caine role 55 U. of Maryland team 57 Tequila source 58 Make ones Fortune last longer? 61 Counterclockwise arrow function 63 Cereal grass 65 Alley __ By C.C. Burnikel (c)2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/21/15 01/21/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Wednesday, January 21, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Community Briefs 10 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2018


August 30, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 American Legion Events Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p; Lounge opens 10 a.m. M-Sa; 12 noon on Sunday. (April through September, Fish Fries are only held the First Friday of each month) September 7 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, crab cakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked po tato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are available $1/slice to support our Veter ans. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Welcome. 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) September 5 Wed 7:30 p.m. Amer ican Legion Riders meeting September 6 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meeting September 12 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting September 20 Thurs 7 p.m. American Legion meets American Legion Auxiliary will not meet during September. 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. Drug Hendry County Coali tion/Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership Meeting The Drug Free Hendry County Coalition and the Hendry Tobacco-Free Partnership meeting will be held on September 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist ChurchFellowship Hall 310 Campbell St. LaBelle, FL. Everyone is wel come and encouraged to attend. For more information call Andrea May at 863-674-4041 ext. 6017 or email Happenings at the LaBelle Moose Lodge The LaBelle Moose Lodge at 230 Jaycee Lions Drive will have: (863) 675-6255 Tuesday and Thursdays-Wings and Appe tizers 5-7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays-Dinner served 5-7 p.m. Karoke every Friday and Saturday @ 6:30 p.m. AND Sundays @ 4:00 p.m. Special Event: Saturday, Sept. 1 Food 5-? (bring a dish to share) Live music 7-11 p.m. Walker Experience Monthly event calendars available!! Speaker at FSW Sociologist, demographer and author Dr. Nancy Howell will present a lecture on the Dobe !Kung bushmen of the Kalahari Des sert at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Rush Auditorium, Building J, Room 103, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 Col lege Parkway, Fort Myers. The lecture is free and open to the public. La Leche League The La Leche League will meet the sec ond Thursday every month from 5-7 p.m. at Barron Library, 461 N Main Street, LaBelle. At La Leche League Meetings we provide breastfeeding education and support. You can look, listen and ask questions. Some parents help each other and nd friends. Come when you can and leave when you need to. You are always welcome! The League will meet on the following dates in 2018: September 13 October 11, Novem ber 8 and December 13. For more infor call Maria at 863-612-6264 or drop her an email too You can also learn more at http://lllorida. com/lalecheleague/ Give Me a Call to advertise your business here!863.675.2541 SERVICE from the NEIGHBOR YOU KNOW & TRUST Guaranteed used appliance sales Appliance Repair Services For All Major BrandsOfce: 863-674-5008 Cell: 863-673-8944FREE LOCAL DELIVERY Se habla Espaol Community Briefs


12 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2018 H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E S D A Y H E N D R Y R E G I O N A L M E D I C A L C E N T E R F O U N D A T I O N P R E S E N T SO A K G R O V E R V R E S O R T L A B E L L ESEPT.29 5:30 PMSATURDAY L i m i t e d B u s t r a n s p o r t a t i o n f r o m C l e w i s t o n a v a i l a b l e c a l l t o i n q u i r e 8 6 3 9 8 3 2 7 3 5 e w a d d e l l @ h r m c u s H E A V Y H O R S D O U E V R E S C A S H B A R J o i n u s f o r a f u n f i l l e d e v e n i n g a n d w a t c h o u r e n t e r t a i n e r s b a t t l e i t o u t b e h i n d t h e p i a n o s T h i s i s a h i g h e n e r g y a l l r e q u e s t s i n g a l o n g s h o w w h e r e t h e a u d i e n c e i s j u s t a s m u c h a p a r t o f t h e s h o w p u r c h a s e t i c k e t s : w w w b i d p a l n e t / d u e l i n g p i a n o s 2 0 1 8 Purchase Tickets: Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 Submitted photo Kiwanis Presents UES 4th Graders World Atlases Kiwanis Club of LaBelle members gathered at Edward A. Upthegrove Ele mentary for the Kiwanis World Atlas Project. Fourth-grade students received their Atlases which brought excitement, joy and smiles on faces of the chil dren it made their day! Students and teachers will use the Atlases as a wonderful classroom resource for the year and at the end of the school year, each 4th grade student takes home their very own World Atlas Book. Crys tal Rodriguez, the UES ESE Resource Teacher for Kindergarten 5th grade and the Kiwanis K-Kids Sponsor, coordinated the project and presentation. Thank you Mrs. Rodriguez and the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle. Submitted photo Delta Kappa Gamma Install Ofcers and Welcome New Teachers The mission of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is to promote the pro fessional and personal growth of educators and to advance excellence in ed ucation. As a way to welcome and encourage teachers new to Hendry County and to the profession, members of the local chapter of DKG compiled a list of 30 inspirational quotes and distributed a copy to each one of them. New teachers were also given a list of the DKG members at each of the schools in the district and encouraged to reach out to these veterans for help and support. To see a list of the 30 quotes and to learn more about the local chapter of DKG, visit their webpage at Pictured: The Gamma Zeta Chapter Ofcers for the 2018 2020 Biennium include President, Joy Brid well 2nd Vice President, Kathy Sloan 1st Vice President, Lisa Horton Sec retary, Aarika Deerey Treasurer, Cindy Greenlee. DKG members are reminded that the next Chapter Meeting will be held after school on Monday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Beef OBradys Conference Room.