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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 September 6, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 36 By Geoffrey Ionescu Calooa Belle Wayne DeMeyere is running the Chicago Marathon on October 7 for his son Caleb. His son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 9. Wayne will be running for the charity Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is an orga nization dedicated to promoting solutions for individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. They strive to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder and advancing research into causes and bet ter interventions or autism spectrum disor der and related conditions. Wayne is raising money for the charity and is halfway to his goal of $1,000. We have raised funds through Facebook and sold Autism Speaks bracelets at Two Peas during Autism Awareness Month, Wayne says, I have been training a lot, getting prepared for the marathon. It has denite ly been a challenge but I love running, es pecially when I get in that ow. Caleb runs cross country at West Glades as well so Im hoping that when he gets older, maybe we can one day run a marathon together. All in all Im excited to run the Chicago Marathon for my son! If you want to donate go to Wayne DeMeyere is running the Chicago Marathon for his son Caleb Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Wayne DeMeyere (right) with his son Caleb. By Captain Susan Harrelle Special to the Caloosa Belle Clewiston Elementary Schools were on a brief lockdown on Wednesday, September 5 until deputies apprehended a man who entered Central Elementa ry School. Deputy Julio Perez was on duty today at Central Elementary when he wit nessed a man enter the front door of the school. He then heard Principal Melissa Carter say that the man was not permitted to be on their school campus. The man, later identied as 27 year old, Nathaniel Lee, walked back out the front door of the school and off school property. Deputy Perez contacted road units to as sist in locating Lee because they had lost sight of him. Perez then contacted Eastside/ Westside Elementary School (ESE/WSE) Resource Ofcer (SRO) Shanita Campbell to make her aware that he could now see Lee walking toward her school. Perez and Prin cipal watched the man walk across the PE eld of ESE schools. Central Elementary and Eastside/West side Elementary Schools were placed on a brief lockdown until Lee was taken into cus tody by deputies. This was a classic example of a work ing relationship between school staff and deputies, said Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden. The job of the SRO is so vital and important. Every day that SRO puts on his or her uniform, they know there are thou sands of parents relying on them to protect their children and keep the community and school campus safe. Today, that is exactly what they did. Deputies transported Lee to the Sheriffs Ofce sub-station. After Lee struggled with deputies, he was placed under arrest for Trespass and Resisting Arrest without vio lence. Clewiston Elementary Schools placed on a brief lockdown Nathaniel Lee By Geffory Ionescu Caloosa Belle There have been a lot of sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida. The veiled chameleon (Chamae leo calyptratus) is a non-native lizard that has been present and breeding in Florida for about ten years. The species is native to the southwestern coastal regions of Saudi Arabia and western Yemen, where it inhabits mountainous coastal regions, inland river valleys and agricultural lands where there is more moisture. In Florida its habit is in low density suburban develop ment areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns. Veiled chameleons are not considered to be a threat to humans, but they might defend themselves when provoked. The threat to native species is unknown, but they could compete for insect prey with na tive lizards and potentially prey on smaller lizards. Chameleons are common in pet trade, they eat almost exclusively insects and are excellent climbers. How can the public help? Melody Kilborn of The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission says to not release nonna tive animals into the Florida ecosystem. It is illegal and can be harmful to the native wildlife: Be a respon sible pet owner and know what that ani mal requires before taking one on as a pet. If you have a veiled chameleon as a pet and no longer want to keep it, please call the Exotic Species Hotline at 1-888-483-3681 or participate in an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day, where pets like these can be surren dered with no penalty and adopted. Veiled chameleons are not protected in Florida, except by anti-cruelty laws, and can be removed from private property year-round with landowner permission. Sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida


2 Caloosa Belle September 6, 2018 Purchase Tickets: Electa Waddell 863-983-2735 The Greater LaBelle Chamber of Com merce Membership Banquet is planned for October 1 at the Port LaBelle Inn. There will be a Meet and Greeet from 5 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening is Fred Ford from Airglades Air port. A limited number of tickets are now available, individual tickets are $30 each or you can get a sponsorship table for 8 at $300. Tickets are available from any Cham ber Member or from Diane at the Chamber Ofce. Call 863-675-0125 for more informa tion. The venue and dinner are sponsored by Port LaBelle Inn and Sprout Catering. Membership Banquet planned By Chris Felker INI Florida PAHOKEE Point Counterpoint II, the world-famous oating concert hall designed by the late master architect Louis Kahn and constructed for the United States Bicentennial in 1976, moored at the city marina last week, and plans are being shaped for it to stay there permanently. Formerly homeported in Talinn, Estonia, and having traveled more than a half-million miles around the world over the past four decades, the 195-foot-long, double-hulled vessel housing an acoustically engineered concert hall arrived late Tuesday night, Aug. 14, from Ottawa, Ill., at its new home in Lake Okeechobees quiet waters on Palm Beach Countys so-called other coast. The lakefront soon will have a claim to fame incorporating art, education, history, music, theater and live band, orchestral and theatrical performances that, its hoped, will rival the Atlantic coastal beaches allure and give Big Lake regional tourism a high-pitched electric jolt. The Point Counterpoint II (PCII for short) soon will be open to the public and hosting concerts or live theater on performance nights, when it will move into open waters and an chor just offshore from the newly renovated Pahokee lakefront park facilities and the Her bert Hoover Dike. The grassy dike and linear park will serve as the amphitheater, letting spectators enjoy live music from orchestras and other performers on the ships band shell-like stage. The grand, silver 38-foot-wide vessel, which also has an art gallery, small theater and crew accommodations on board, is owned by Rob ert Boudreau of Mars, Pa., who in 1957 found ed the American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) that has performed for decades on board the ship. Now in his 90s, Mr. Boudreau long has en couraged music education through his work, having commissioned over 400 new classical compositions and consistently populated the orchestra with young professional musicians, numbering more than 1,500 since 1976. This is my 61st year as the founder of the orchestra, and ... the oating arts center was built in Nor folk, Virginia, by Tidewater Corporation for a tour of 76 cities during the Bicentennial, he said. His intent in bringing the boat to the small City of Pahokee, isolated as it is from the tour ist-rich beaches and barrier islands lining the megalopolises of Southeast Florida, is to bring a much-needed boost to the Glades regions cultural, economic, educational and tourism prospects. Mr. Boudreau hopes to open a new pathway for artistically and musically inclined young people to the nations best institutions of higher learning. At Pahokee Marina, the biggest catch ever Special to the Caloosa Belle/ Courtesy of AWSO A performance aboard the Point Counterpoint II entertains a crowd in Dordrecht, Netherlands, in 1989. In Pahokee, the vessel is undergoing renovations and soon will be the venue for sunset concerts offshore from the Herbert Hoover Dike. See Hall Page 3


September 6, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 GENERAL ELECTION Books CloseREGISTER TO VOTE: For the November 6, 2018, General Election at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce, LaBelle Courthouse, the Clewiston Of ce, any Drivers License Of ce, Public Assistance Ofce and all Public Libraries. The Voter Registration Books close on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ELECCIN DE GENERAL Libros Se Cierran REGISTRESE para VOTAR: Para las Eleciones General el 6 de Noviembre, 2018, en la Ocina de Elecciones, en el Edicio de la Corte en LaBelle, y la ocina de Clewiston, y en la Ocina de licencia, Ocinas de Assistencias Publicas y Bib liotecas Publica. Los libros de registracion se sierra el Mar tes, 9 de Octubre, 2018 a las 5:00 p.m. Brenda Hoots Supervisor of Elections Hendry County, Florida Sept. 6, 2018 C.N. & C.B. F.S. 97.055 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency and the City Commission, for the City of LaBelle, will hold public hearings on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed ordinance: ORDINANCE 2018-09 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLOR IDA; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4-77 OF THE CITY OF LABELLE LAND DEVELOMPENT CODE TO THE AGRICULTURE ZONING DISTRICT; PRO VIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, CON FLICTS AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agen cy/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor CITY OF LABELLE BUDGET WORKSHOP/SPECIAL MEETINGNotice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of LaBelle will hold a workshop/special meeting to consider the proposed 2018-2019 budget for the City of LaBelle and any other matters to come before it, at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The workshop/special meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Everyone is invited to attend. If you need assistance, as per the Americans with Disabilities Act, please noti fy the Clerk at least two days prior to the meeting at City Hall 863.675.2872. The club will meet on Sep tember 11 at the club house on Hwy 80 beside Ace Hard ware. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. and is for anyone who is interested in joining and for all the prior mem bers in the area. It will be a chance to get reacquainted with old friends and a time to make new ones. There will be a meal of baked potato, chili and all the xings at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. There are many new things planned for the year and there is something for everyone to participate in and enjoy themselves. For more information call Christine Eaton at 207-7459872. GFWC LaBelle Community Womans Club September meeting Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Recently at the Rotary On Tuesday, August 28, the Rotary Club of LaBelle inducted 16 people into the Paul Harris Fellowship, including President Fred Kobies family. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Founda tion of Rotary International. He is working closely with Pahokee Cham ber of Commerce Executive Director Regina Bohlen, who is relieved that the PCII is nally here and excited by the possibilities it poses. My involvement in it is that, over the sum mer while I was off, I worked on trying to get it here, she said. Weve been working on it since like October, trying to get it down here, and nally it was on its way. This is a world-fa mous barge so were really hoping that the tourism for that will have a very positive effect for Pahokee. Ms. Bohlen said, and Mr. Boudreau con rmed, that he and his wife, Kathleen, are coming to Pahokee this week to meet with local ofcials, investors and educators about future plans for the Point Counterpoint II. She already has started a Gofundme page for the PCII and its resident orchestra but, she added, could not say what eventually might happen as to ownership of the vessel. The boat belongs to Mr. Boudreau and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, so whatever they decide to do with it is what they will do. I think everything is up in the air at this point, exactly how all of thats going to work, Ms. Bohlen explained. Robert Lambert, a partner in Everglades Re serves Holdings LLC the investment group that is under contract to sublease Pahokees lakefront marina, campground and restaurant once the citys state-nanced renovations are complete said, Eventually, the city will buy it or well buy it. The vessel was transported here from dry dock in Illinois over the past several weeks. Mr. Lambert, who owns Cruise America As sociates and is part owner of Okeechobees Landing Strip Cafe, said, It was towed down the Mississippi River all the way to New Orle ans, and then a different tow company and actually I did a little bit of the tow across the Okeechobee Waterway with them towed it all the way. He said it is the largest boat ever brought through the waterway, and this is certainly the largest vessel by far to ever go into the Pahokee Marina. He and the ERH partners, including Mark Miller, who lives aboard a boat moored at the Pahokee Marina, have been working on plans to give the PCII a bit of sprucing up. Were do ing a little remodeling on it Shes getting a nice paint job and some interior renovations. The ships future, though, is going to be shaped by whatever arrangements emerge among Mr. Boudreau and the AWSO, the City of Pahokee, the Pahokee Chamber of Com merce and, Mr. Lambert said, potentially Ev erglades Reserves Holdings (ERH) along with many other local residents, laborers, philan thropists, school authorities and schoolchil dren, too. Were getting a lot of interest, he ex plained, continuing: One of the main aspects of this whole plan is to teach some of the local residents, the youth in Pahokee, Belle Glade (and this region) how to play some of these wind instruments. In the past, Mr. Boudreau ... has always wanted to do that, and help these kids get scholarships into college. Hes been very successful over the past years. Last year, the the Point Counterpoints suc cess was celebrated with a 60th anniversary tour by the orchestra, which is a woodwinds ensemble using remarkably wide-ranging in strumentation. Ms. Bohlen, looking forward to collaborat ing on the boats future in Pahokee, said plans might be a little fuzzy right now, but the main thing is that the boat is here, and everything elsell get worked out. Hall Continued From Page 3


4 Caloosa Belle September 6, 2018 If youre over age 65, there may be an im portant piece of mail headed to your mail box. Starting this week, new Medicare cards are on the way to millions of Floridians and residents of four other southern states. The new red, white and blue paper card will not only look different, but it will also provide you with a new Medicare ID number. Your new Medicare ID will be a unique combination of 11 numbers and letters, de signed to cut down on potential fraud and identity theft. Until recently, Social Security numbers doubled as Medicare ID numbers, opening the door to potential identity theft and other forms of fraud. In fact, the Cen ters for Medicare and Medicaid services es timates that a whopping $60 million dollars was lost to Medicare fraud and abuse in 2016. But new Medicare cards dont make us immune to fraud. Scammers have been taking advantage of the situation. Some are reaching out to seniors, pretending to be Medicare representatives and asking to verify their information. Other con artists are calling beneciaries and asking for pay ment to process their new cards. Dont be fooled. To help ght Medicare scams, heed the following advice: Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask for personal infor mation, so if someone calls you and asks for your Medicare number, dont provide it. Medicare cards are free and are being sent to you automatically from the Social Secu rity Administration, so dont believe anyone who tells you that you need to pay a fee or le any special paperwork. And once you get your new Medicare card, you should destroy your old one. Also, beneciaries now have the option to laminate the new paper cards as the signature line has been removed. Finally, dont be concerned if you dont receive your card the same day as your friends, family, or neighbors. With approxi mately 4.1 million Medicare beneciaries in the state of Florida alone, it may take time to get your card. Most Florida cards should be delivered by October. To make things easier, you can ask Medicare to send you an email alert when your card is in the mail by visiting and signing up for updates. If you have questions about Medicare, your new card, or your Medicare benets, contact the Area Agency on Agings SHINE program for help. The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program provides free, unbiased counseling for Medi care beneciaries. SHINE is administered through the Florida Department of Elder Af fairs and helps tens of thousands of Bene ciaries in our state every year. SHINE is also the states Senior Medi care Patrol provider. SHINE counselors can help you identify Medicare fraud and report scams if you suspect that you are being tar geted. You can reach the SHINE program by calling the toll-free Elder Helpline at 866-4135337 (866-41-ELDER) or by visiting www. Guest Op-Ed Camilita Aldridge SHINE Liaison Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Sincere thanks Our sincere thanks to everyone who ex pressed their love by providing food, sending owers or cards and praying for our family. We love you all, The family of Linda Corbitt Show the Love Benet Saturday, August 25th, was yet another great reason why we love this little town of LaBelle. The Show the Love Benet for Joan Chu Chu Bloomster was a huge suc cess. Chu Chu had recently suffered a severe stroke. Its always a humbling moment when a benet like this comes together. Chu Chu has been a longtime friend to so many of us, a Past Senior Regent of the LaBelle WOTM, Past President of the LaBelle VFW Auxiliary, and a longtime bar manager of the Amer ican Legion and a Veterans ally for life. It only made sense to try to help, and what a show of support she got, as the benet came together and produced some great times and friendships through all of it. What a blessing it was to be a part of this event. Desperado came and rocked the house, a big thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to Robbie Music and Don Sparrow. We know you did it for Chu Chu and you showed the love. A gigantic thank you to the businesses who donated itemsTwo Peas Caf, Quart House, Kennys Tire of LaBelle, LaBelle Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Gator Hammock, American Legion Post 130, Unit 130 Auxil iary, Sons of the American Legion, Packy Crafts, Matt Palmer, Suncoast Beverage Sales of Fort Myers and the many individuals who donated baskets, cakes and food to auction off. We could not have done it without you. We want to thank everyone who volun teered their time over the last couple weeks and the day of the benet. Dick and Ruby Hammond we want to thank you for your generous donation that kicked the benet off. If weve forgotten to mention anyone we apologize, and your contribution was a great help and sincerely appreciated. A sincere appreciation to the community and visitors from around the area for com ing out and joining the festivities and digging deep in their pockets to help. You made the difference. We also would like to thank the Amer ican Legion Family for all their help. It re minds us that when times are tough we can pull together for the greater cause, to help a fellow member and friend, and this benet proved it. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chu Chu this past Sunday. She was a friend to many and will be greatly missed. The outpouring of love and friend ship of those who were able to come visit in the nal days were overwhelming, but at the same time showed what a difference she had made in so many lives. Please keep her Family in your prayers as they go through this difcult time. Cindy Pearce Thank you News from the Firehouse Community Theatre The Firehouse Community Theatre is fo cusing on its 26th Season! Rehearsals have begun for Night of the Teenage Zombies and Boeing-Boeing! Open Auditions for the sea son will be held Saturday September 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the theatre location. Brochures for Subscriptions/Sponsor ships have been mailed and responses are coming in, so call now to get your tickets! (863) 675-3066 (Leave a message and some one will return your call!) The theatre would like to send out a special thanks to Joel Haw kins and Maureen Doucette for representing the Firehouse Theatre at the Florida Theatre Conference held in Winter Haven August 11 and 12. They took part of the cast from Al most Maine and our local talent was award ed as follows: Timmy Smith: ALL STAR CAST, Natalie Welky: QUICK LEARNER (this was a special award that she won when judges found out she replaced a cast member last minute, she learned the part and wowed them) James Shephard: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR. CONGRATULATIONS to all! The theatre held a second clean up day on Saturday August 18, thanks to volunteers for helping keep the theatre a clean, and attractive place to be: Another cleanup day will be held in September, the date will be determined shortly! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: OPEN AUDITIONS Saturday, Septem ber 8 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (following Directors meeting 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.). NIGHT OF THE TEENAGE ZOMBIES, directed by Maureen Doucette Play dates: October 5 and 6, tickets available online at or call message line 863-675-3066 (leave a de tailed message). BLOOD MOBILE Saturday, November 17 Noon to 6 p.m. at the Firehouse Community Theatre, join us in helping save lives. Looking forward to a fantastic season of theatre! See you at the Show! Cindy Shough President of The Firehouse Community Theatre Letter to the Editor


September 6, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 can help you overcome: Limited assets for a down payment Low credit Income and budget challenges personalized service that helps you get approved, fast decision making, and low that qualify you for key programs like Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance, where available FCBs comprehensive new website, with a range of free tools that help you get to closing days faster All credit applications are subject to credit and underwriting guidelines and approval. Non-business purposes loan only. NMLS #486539 5936 0917 r Speak to our team at 1-877-313-9103 Homeownership is a dream that FCB can help you make happen, and its easier than you think! fnt b 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 Pet of the Week Heres Tootsie! Shes a domestic short hair, two years old and spayed. Shes a laid back girl thats looking for her family. Shes sweet and gets along with other cats. Tootsie is at home where youre at home. Come meet Tootsie at the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check her out on our website PAINTING WORKSHOP The Condent Creator will be offering another workshop on Monday, September 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Join the fun and see what you can create with paint and a little guidance. There is a $15 fee for the workshop, to cover the cost of supplies. Register now, as seats are limited. Call 863-675-0833. QUILTING CLUB Interested in learning to quilt, or if you would just enjoy the com pany of others while working on individual projects, join this fun group on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30. CHESS CLUB Offering a time for ex perienced players to compete, and also an opportunity to learn how to play, every Monday evening from 5:30 7:30 pm PRESCHOOL STORY TIME every Tuesday morning at 10:45. Bring your little ones for fun stories and projects. BARRON BOOK CLUB Book selection for S eptember 10 is By Invitation Only, by Dorothea Benton Frank. The club meets at the library the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. If you enjoy reading and discussing your thoughts, you may be per fect for the Barron Book Club. Everyone is welcome! KOMPUTERS for KIDS the library is still working with Komputers for Kids Community Outreach of Southwest Flori da, who make rebuilt computers available to families at an affordable price. Special offers available during this back-to-school season. Check them out at Barron Library. Barron Library Happenings The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop is pleased to recognize LaBelles own Carlos Inocente Gonzalez as Artist of the Month for September. A large collection of his works will be on display throughout the month. Many are familiar with Carloss work be cause of his association with Gallery 101 in LaBelle and his work on the mural on the outside wall of the Caloosabelle ofce build ing. He has also painted murals in Pompano Beach and Fort Pierce. His artwork has won awards at the Barron Park House Gallerys Perceptions and Inspirations art shows. His work has appeared in selected exhibi tions in Pompano Beach, Fort Pierce, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, as well as Petoskey, Michigan and Rochester, N.Y. In addition, his art is in public, private and cor porate collec tions. Carlos was born in Ven ezuela and studied at the Escuela de Ar tes Visuales in Maracay, Vene zuela and was a graphic design er in Venezuela before moving to Florida. The Barron Park House Gal lery is located at 471 No. Lee St. in LaBelle. It is open Thursday thru Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Carlos Inocente Gonzalez honored as Artist of the Month


6 Caloosa Belle September 6, 2018 A Gathering of Christian Men Meeting We have a new meeting place. We will meet at Beef OBradys at 6 p.m. 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 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! 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. 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 effective 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 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENTNotice is hereby given that the City Commission, in its capacity as the LaBelle Local Planning Agency for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.; AND, the City Commission will hold a public hearing on October 11, 2018 at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed rezoning ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-XX REZONE AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 257, 277, 295, 351 EAST YEOMANS AVENUE, 51 NORTH RIVERVIEW STREET, AND 50 NORTH OAK STREET, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE ZONING DESIGNATION FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (B-2) TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD); PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor Tucker Scott and Jada RaeHENDRY Tucker Scott and his sister, Jada Rae, both of Palmdale, Fla., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, July 6, 2018. They leave behind their parents, Raymond and Brooke Hendry; brother, Allan Hendry; grandparents, Raymond and Denise Hendry and Bruce and Cynthia Balmer; also many family members, friends and loved ones. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service in memory of Tucker and Jada at the Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, 8898 W. SR 78, Ortona, Florida 33471 on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympa thy may be shared at www.leememorialpark. com for the Hendry family. Info (239)3344880. Joan Chu Chu Larsen Bloomster, 66 LABELLE Joan Chu Chu Larsen Bloom ster passed away at home with her family by her side on Sept. 2, 2018. Chu Chu was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on Jan. 23, 1952 to Edward James and Lorainne Ann Romond Larsen. She was a member American Legion Post # 130, VFW Post #10180, and the LaBelle Moose Lodge for many years along with her husband, David. Chu Chu leaves behind her loving husband, David L. Bloomster of LaBelle; her children, Angel Drapal, Ryan Drapal, Chase Drapal; her grandchildren, Neil Drapal, Amber McDonald, Cove Drapal, Isabelle Drapal, Sebastian Drapal; her loving brother, James Larsen; her closest and dearest friend, Judy Skinner; her very large extended family all who loved and will miss Chu Chu. Chu Chu was preceded in death by her par ents, Edward James and Lorrainne Larsen. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Church Briefs Obituaries


September 6, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 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 Cowboys at UF After a big win on Friday night the Cowboys are 2-0 for the rst time since 2007! Coach London and Coach Willis took some players to UF for the Gators season opener on Saturday. They got to meet Steve Spurrier! Players who attended the game are pictured in no order: Agustin Perez, Ethan Wooddell, Leland Wilson, Jonathan Munson and Michael Ramos. LaBelle High School Students and Atheletes of the Month for August Submitted photo/ Laura Lofton TOP: LaBelle High School Student of the Month for August is Kyla Miller and Hector Zuniga. BOTTOM: Student-Athlete of the Month for August is Enrique Hernandez and Sadie Gaskins. 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. Monthly event calendars available!! Chow Down Food Trucks Returning to LaBelle Theyre back! Come one! Come all! Bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening of good food and fun when the Chow Down Food Trucks return to LaBelle on Thursday, September 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. They will be located on the corner of North Lee St. and Desoto Ave. This event is sponsored by the Barron Park House Gallery which will be open that evening. There will also be a bounce house for the kids! 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. Community Briefs


8 Caloosa Belle September 6, 2018 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 li bre de costos. REQUISITOS: Certicado de Nacimiento, Vericacin de Ingreso es nece saria. Aceptamos nios de 6 semanas hasta 5 aos de edad. For more info call 863-6744510. R E D Orange Citrus Bars Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose our (Divided: 2 cups for crust, cup for lling) cup of confectioners sugar 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 1/3 cup of Florida Orange Juice tsp baking powder Confectioners sugar for sprinkling Preparation: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups our, and cup of confectioners sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into bottom of 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, and orange juice until well mixed. Combine the cup of our and baking powder: add to sugar mixture, stirring to combine. Pour onto hot baked crust, and bake 25 minutes or until set. Cool, sprinkle with confectioners sugar when served if desired. Enjoy! RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE UNDER CONTRACT HOMES Waterfront home in Caloosa Harbor Subdivision. Features 3/2.5, 2 car garage with over 3,500 sq +/living area. Truly a beauty $625,000. 3/3 home located in the heart of Clewiston Needs some TLC. $145,000. 3/2 home in Port LaBelle. Open oor plan, fenced back yard, new roof and much much more. $145,000. Great investment opportunity 3/1 home in Clewiston. Needs dome TLC $67,600. Perfect for rst time homebuyer or as an investment. 4/2 home in Clewiston. Needs some TLC. $59,900. 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 SOLD 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. WOW! THIS HOME ON AN OVER-SIZED .32 +/ACRE, CORNER LOT is ready for you to move on in! Nicely landscaped with a large screened lanai, and irrigation system. This home features new ooring, freshly painted, newer xtures and fans. Both bathrooms have been completely updated also. The kitchen has a breakfast nook, and a dining room. The large lanai is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. This is a home that you are going to love coming home to. $129,000 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol WORK, PLAY, LIVE & EARN, A FISHERMANS PARADISE Own this MH/RV Park in the heart of Moore Haven, FL steps from the Intracoastal, Lake O and US Hwy 27. The Park has 25 MH/RV lots each with a concrete pad, 30-amp service, city water & 6 Mobile Homes, 5 ready and 1 handymans special. This opportunity can be yours for $250,000. 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker.Call: K.C. Stanley-Lynn 239-634-6525 Submitted photo Upthegrove Elementry Schools K2nd Grade Students of the Month for August First Row: Rodolfo Rodriguez and Addison Gonzalez. Second Row: Francisco Villa, Jestin Davis, Fabian Orduna, Olivia Reyes and Denise Arias-Ruiz. Third Row: Miranda Edwards, Pablo Hernandez Bustama, Reillie Rodriguez, Jean Carlos Cardoza and Perla Martinez-Moreno. Fourth row: Troy Alvarado, Ivette Villeda-Madrid, Jay Adams and Adelaida Estrada. Submitted photo Upthegrove Elementry Schools 3rd 5th Graders Students of the Month for Au gust First row: Isabella Zuniga, Christopher Jara, Kenneth Leon, and Colton Clark. Second row: Angel Puga-Arrieta, Antonio Arenivar, Matt Slade and Avleen Dhillon. Third row: Kollin Hodge, Jacob Davis, Vanessa Ramos, Alyssa Aguilar and Michael Allen. UES Students of the Month for August School Briefs Submitted photo Summer Reading Winners West Glades School stu dents who chose to read and take AR tests during the summer were entered into a drawing each time they successfully com pleted a book. During the rst week of school, two names were drawn out to receive a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart. Congrat ulations to our winners Laeda Middleton and El liot Cruz Gonzalez.


Thursday, September 6, 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 A.Duda & SonsA.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for the following positions at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. Truck Driver (no CDL required) Tractor Drivers Ranch hands Forklift Operator Mechanic Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/back ground 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 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 Gar age/ Ya rd Sales LABELLE 123 Hendry St., SATURDAY 9/8, 8am 1pm Clothes, shoes, bikes, books, TV, Clothes dryers,copier/ scanner/printer and more. Employment Full Time A well-established juice manufacturer in Labelle, FL is looking for great people as well-rounded General Utility. Day and Night Shift available. Will train the right people. We offer employees a competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package that includes: Medical/ Dental, Life, LTD, paid vacation, paid holidays, Profit Sharing and a 401k with match. Apply in person at: Peace River Citrus Products 6010 State Road 29 South Labelle, FL 33935 Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm http://www. EOE/DFW 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 No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... 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. Site Manager p/t, custodial & general maint duties for church, HS or GED pref, 25 hrs/ wk, pay based on exp. 863-675-0656 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. Fa rm Services Offered Palmetto Berries Cash for berries at the plant. We can help gather up the berries. Call Palmetto Joe at 239-867-8156 Apartments In city, 1 bedroom apt Adults only, No pets, No smoking. $650/mo 1st and last. 863-517-0764 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 Automobiles 2016 Nissan Rogue SL loaded, excellent con dition. $2000 and take over payments. Call Ronnie 863-673-0111 or 863-612-0877 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/17/2018, 9:00 am at 176 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 1GKDT13S322349385 2002 GMC 284901 CB 9/6/2018 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 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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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. Benet BBQ and Yard Sale There will be a Benet BBQ and Yard Sale for Sissie Bell Pack and family at Barron Park on September 15. The yard sale and bake sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will start at 11 a.m. and go until 3 p.m., they will be serving pork or chicken breast with the wing, baked beans, coleslaw and a row. The cost is $10 per plate. All donations are welcome. For more information or to make a donation or buy tickets early you can call Shonda Jones at 863 517 2776 or Ann Sum meralls at 863 673 3851. Also an account has been set up at First Bank under Sissi Pack Local Birds, Bird Trips Local photographer Kathy Shoaf will present her photo essay of Our Local Birds during the Hendry-Glades Audubon month ly program on Monday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd LaBelle, FL 33935. Escorted birding trips to STA 5/6 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 south of Clewiston) will resume Saturday, Septem ber 8. The public access entry gate has been changed until further notice because of construction at the Deer Fence entrance. Register at Walking or bicycle access from the Blum berg Road entrance is Friday, Saturday, Sun day and Monday year-round except for the seasonal Sunday hunting dates. You are invited to join Hendry-Glades Audubon for $20 annually which includes the National Audubon Magazine, membership in local chapter, and member discounts. For information or to volunteer to present a pro gram during an upcoming meeting please be contact. Margaret England 863-517-0202 or visit or Facebook at Hendry-Glades Audubon 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!! 10 Caloosa Belle Thursday, September 6, 2018 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 Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming 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. 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September 6, 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 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. Amer ican 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. Widows Support Group The Widows Support Group will meet at Contreras Mexican Restaurant on S eptem ber 20 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome. Drug Hendry County Coalition/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 VFW Post 10100 ALL DINNERS FOR AUGUST ARE $6.00!! 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. 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 September 6, 2018 Mary Bartoshuk has been known for years for her tireless volunteer work across Hendry County and Southwest Florida. Now, Bartoshuk has earned statewide recognition from two powerhouse organizations in Flor idas aging community. At the annual Flori da Conference on Aging, held this August in Tampa, Bartoshuk earned awards from the Florida Council on Aging and AARP. She was nominated for both awards by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL), where Bartoshuk serves on the agencys volunteer Advisory Council. On August 14, Bartoshuk was honored with a Quality Senior Living Award in the area of public service. The award, presented annually by the Florida Council on Aging and FPL, is one of the most prestigious awards in Floridas professional aging network. It hon ors an individual or organization that makes outstanding contributions to improve the quality of life for Floridas older adults. We nominated Mary because of her boundless energy and enthusiasm for serv ing our regions elders, explains Marianne Lorini, President and CEO of AAASWFL. Every day she improves the quality of life for seniors in Southwest Florida. If ever there was a real life superwoman, it is most de nitely Mary. The following day, Bartoshuk earned the Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus Community Trailblaz er Award, presented by AARP. This one-time award in recognition of AARPs 60th anni versary was presented to six recipients from AARPs six regions in the state. Bartoshuk was selected as winner for Floridas Coast to Coast region, which represents fourteen counties. This award will never be given again, so this is an esteemed group of honorees, said Donna Ginn, state president of AARP Flori da and award presenter. This award cele brates and recognizes individuals who demonstrate real vision. They are respected by their peers, are dedicated to their com munities, do extraordinary work, and have found innovative and sustainable solutions to the issues in the areas where they volun teer. Bartoshuk resides in LaBelle. She has been a member of the AAASWFL advisory council for eight years and also trained as a volunteer for the agencys health and well ness programs. The Quality Senior Living Awards also recognized another group of honorees from Southwest Florida. Glades County Public Schools earned an award for service to se niors by an organization. The school dis trict was nominated by Hope Connections, which partners with Glades County students to distribute food to low-income seniors. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprot organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. The agency is committed to connecting older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and as sistance for living safely with independence and dignity. AAASWFL is the states desig nated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. More information about the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is available at or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). SW Florida volunteer earns statewide recognition Submitted photo Mary Bartoshuk earns well deserved awards. Yard Sale for the Animals The Caloosa Humane Society is holding a yard sale on Sat., September 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with many items includ ing collectables, furniture, household and kitchen items, tools, clothing, books and much more. Have fun and help support our mission and the animals in our care. Loca tion: 390 North Bridge St. (behind and in the LaBelle Auction building, corner of North Bridge St. and Park Ave.) For more info call 863-675-0997. MCA Meeting planned The Muse Community Association Sep tember meeting will be held on September 10 at the county multi-purpose building, 3897 Loblolly Bay Road in Muse. Come en joy a potluck at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to see ing you all there. 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 1 0, October 1, November 5, December 3 and January 7. Community Briefs