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The Caloosa belle
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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 September 13, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 37 Submitted photo Family dedicates bell to Veterans Park Above are members of the Hendry LaBelle Parks & Recreation Department Team, Left to Right: Dave Basquin, James Miller, Mario Moreno, Randy White and Director, Ramiro Rodriguez. The bell was moved by the Parks and Rec. Dept. from the Lynns home to a restoration site in preparation for the dedi cation at the LaBelle Veterans Park on Veterans Day, November 11. The bell pictured is from atop the William S. Mitchell, a dredge operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for 37 years. The Mitchell was a sidewheel, 34 suction head dustpan dredge, 277 by 85. She opened and maintained com mercial navigation between Sioux City, Iowa and St. Louis, on the Missouri River until retired in 1973. The bell was cast by VanDuzen foundry of Cincin nati, Ohio in 1934. It has a 36 diameter and is 30 tall, it weighs more than 250 pounds. The bell was salvaged from the Mitchell after Captain Ricard Lynn, on a tiny towboat, The Prince, unsuccessfully tried to save the dredge from its demise during the great ood of 1993. A heartbreaking video of Cap tain Lynns valiant effort can be viewed on You Tube: USS Nightmare Sep 21, 2011. K.C. is donating the bell to the LaBelle Veterans Park at Main St. and SR 80 in honor of her late husband, Captain Richard J. Lynn, who hon orably served our country during WWII and the Korean War in the U.S. Army and Air Force. Richard is the father of Katherine, Wolfgang and Charlie Lynn. By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle The LaBelle Cowboys varsity football team had their rst (away) game of the sea son against the Clewiston Tigers last Friday. The game got off to a slow start with the rst quarter ending in 0 0. At the beginning of the second quarter the Tigers came close to a touchdown but No. 5 of the Cowboys prevented this by getting an interception. The game went back and forth and after a fumble in the middle of the second quarter Tigers got possession of the ball. With 5.42 left in the half number 22 of the Clewiston Tigers scored their rst touchdown of the season. The Cowboys struggled to keep up being down 7 -0. Towards the end of the sec ond half the Cowboys scored a eld goal for three points making the halftime score 7 3. The Tigers came out the of gates quick and scored a touchdown in the beginning of the second half. The following eld goal did not go so well because of slippery grass, Score: 13 3. After another fumble the Ti gers got the ball back and Sophomore Oran Singleton (no. 4) scored a touchdown in the following play. LaBelle was trailing far be hind with 3 points against 20 for the Tigers. The Cowboys never gave up, and after getting possession of the ball after a fumble. Senior Tyler Vahle (no 23) scored a touch down on the following play. Making the score 20 10. Towards the end of the third quarter the LaBelle crowd was getting nervous. But the Cowboys kept their poise. Senior Enrique Hernandez (no. 2) caught a pass and ran a lot of yardage resulting in a touchdown from Senior Maynard Blackmon (no. 21) in the next play. Making the score 20 17 going into the fourth quarter. Fourth quarter was very intense with both teams going at each other. With three minutes left and the Cowboys down three they got possession of the ball after a fum ble. LaBelle tried to make a play but it was in vain. Tigers got the ball back and come close to the end zone. But the Cowboys de fense was solid and they got the ball back with two minutes to go. Blackmon ran the ball to the 5th yard line with 1 minute left on the clock. In the next play, with less than one minute left, Blackmon of the Cowboys jumped straight through the middle of the Tigers defense and landed into the end zone, scoring the game-winning touchdown for the LaBelle Cowboys. The Cowboys won 24 20, winning their rst away game of the season in a last minute thriller. Last minute thriller in Clewiston By Katrina Elsken INI Florida In the pioneer days when new cities were founded all around Lake Okeechobee, newspapers were established to bring com munity members together. In order to orga nize a new city, town or county, they need ed a way to communicate with the people. The newspapers in Okeechobee, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Belle Glade/Pahokee were founded for that reason. For decades they have carried out that mission. Times have changed, and the newspa pers have changed with them, while hold ing true to their core mission to give com munity members the information they need to make decisions on issues that affect their families, homes and businesses. In addition Lake Okeechobee area newspapers merge Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu It was a hard fought game right up to the last minute. See Merge Page 2


2 Caloosa Belle September 13, 2018 to the print editions, the newspapers around Lake Okeechobee now have websites which are updated regularly throughout the week, reaching a broader audience than ever be fore and giving the readers more informa tion than ever before. The publications also have social media pages that draw more readers to the websites, and allow others to share website information through their own use of social media. Each of the communities around the lake has its own local traditions and history. While there are some good-natured rivalries (particularly among the high school sports teams), the small towns around the lake have much in common. We share a rural lifestyle and a pioneer spirit. The communities around Lake Okeechobee also now share a newspaper. The Lake Okeechobee News combines the circulation of the Okeechobee News Wednesday edition, The Sun (which serves South Bay, Belle Glade and Pahokee), The Clewiston News and the Glades County Democrat. This larger around-the-lake pub lication will focus on issues important to all the Big Lake communities, while still includ ing the local news important to each com munity. In addition to the print publication, the newspaper will maintain online web pages for Okeechobee, Clewiston, Glades County and the Glades, along with our social media pages, so that we can continue to provide news updates throughout the week. Merge Continued From Page 1 Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Recently at Rotary On Tuesday, September 5, the Rotary Club of LaBelles President-Elect, Joe Timm, spoke to his fellow Rotarians on some lessons learned at Rotary Lead ership Institute(RLI) and some ideas that he took away from other clubs in Southwest Florida. Additionally, the Club welcomed Hyena Oh. Rotary Dis trict 6960 has all inbounds and all outbounds in place for a great 2018-19 Youth Exchange year.


September 13, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 1-844-821-6806 PMI Air Conditioning825 E Cowboy Way Suite 109 LaBelle 1-844-821-6806 License #CAC024369 SPECIAL FULL TUNE UP INCLUDES BOTH COILS CLEANED IN PLACE, ALL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS CHECKED, LEAK CHECK, DRAIN CLEANING AND DRAIN PAN ADDI TIVE TO PREVENT MOLD AND SLIME BUILD-UP, FREON BALANCE WITH FIRST POUND OF FREON FREE, AND SERVICE CALL! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!Only $89 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Hendry County Hospital Authority has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy..................................................$7,056,208 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjusted Board And other assessment changes....................................... $ 573,399 C. Actual property tax levy......................................................$6,482,809 This years proposed tax levy...........................................$6,771,680All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 18th, 2018 5:01 p.m. Hendry Regional Medical Center 524 W. Sagamore Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. Submitted photo/ Helen Mead Recent Speakers at Kiwanis The Hendry County Criminal Interdiction Unit and Crime Prevention Unit Deputy Ruby Garcia spoke to LaBelle Kiwanis members on September 14. They talked about the importance of protecting ones identity: locking your car and your house, and securing your Social Security number. Pictured: La Belle Kiwanis President Sue Williams, Hendry County Sheriff Ofce Deputies Krasinskas, Garcia, Hainley, and Todd.


4 Caloosa Belle September 13, 2018 LaBelle The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition is partnering with World Re new Disaster Response Services volunteers to collect information from Hurricane Irma Survivors to determine who is still in need of hurricane recovery assistance. This is the rst step in working with the families in Hendry and Glades County to see that all available services have been applied for and that their long-term needs have been identied. The Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coali tion is a community based organization in Hendry and Glades County that was estab lished after Hurricane Irma in order to help homeowners who, after insurance and gov ernment benets, still need assistance in or der to recover. The World Renew team volunteers will be in the area September 27-October 6, and will be providing walk-in centers at the fol lowing locations and times: Florida B. Thomas Library, 1010 J Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston 33440 Thursday, September 27 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Friday, September 28 (11am-6 p.m.) Saturday, September 29th (9 a.m.1 p.m.), Wednesday, October 3 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Thursday, October 4 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) LaBelle United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle 33935 Wednesday, October 3 (1 p.m.-7 p.m.), Thursday, October 4 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Friday, October 5 (1 p.m.-7 p.m.), Sat urday, October 6 (9 a.m-1 p.m.) Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse, 255 N. Hacienda Street, Clewiston 33440 Thursday, September 27 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Friday, September 28 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) Saturday, September 29 (9am-1 p.m.), Friday, October 5 (1 p.m.-7 p.m.) Saturday, October 6 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Lakeport Community Center, 1239 Red Barn Road, Moore Haven 33471 Monday, October 1(1 p.m.-7 p.m.), Tuesday, October 2 (1 p.m.-7 p.m.) Doyle Conner Building, 900 US-27, Moore Haven, 33471 Monday, October 1 (1 p.m.-6 p.m.), Tuesday, October 2 (1 p.m.-7 p.m.) World Renew volunteers will be wearing green shirts with the World Renew logo and will also be wearing identication.If you are not contacted by this group and you have unmet needs, please call 2-1-1 or 1-800-8879234. Good morning, Supporters of the LaBelle youth! The LaBelle Little League would, rstly, like to thank you for your past support of the League and the LaBelle youth! Last year was a great success and we look forward to using that momentum to roll into another. As you all know, the more of us that help, the more we can accomplish. As the saying goes; It takes a village to raise a child. We are all raising our children and have our re sponsibilities and roles as the parent of our own children/grandchildren, but you have shown that you are part of the Village, and for that, the League, our community, and fel low parents appreciate your part! Kicking off the new season, coming in January, we plan to replace much of the equipment. The huge success we had in the concession stand this past season will help buy much needed catchers equip ment, bats, and other equipment the League needs. We were also able to pur chase plaques last season to immortalize the big wins at the District Championships from some of the past seasons. We have al ready added some hitting/pitching nets and are working with the County to try to get a new batting cage installed. Come out to the Hendry County Recreation Board meeting Thursday, September 20, 2018 to show the Leagues support for that new batting cage. The past years Board would like to thank you for what you have done and hope that you continue your much appreciated sup port and would love for you to become a bigger inuence to the Team. We look for ward to another great year and to seeing you all at the Annual Meeting! It will be held at the Hendry County Recreation Board ofce, located at 310 W Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935, starting at 7 p.m. on September 18, 2018. If you know of anyone that is interested in being involved or if you will be unable to attend, please contact the League President, Steve Mann at 863-673-3377 or via email at Thank you for your support! LaBelle Little League Attention all supporters of the LaBelle Youth The LaBelle Little League would like to invite you to attend the annual League Board meeting and election. Once a year, the Board is voted on by the Members of the League. The election of ofcers will be held once the Board has been decided. To be a Board Member, you do not have to hold an elected position, however will have the au thority to vote on matters and will be asked to assist with the workings of the League. That being said, the more people that are on the Board, the more that the work is dis tributed. We had a very successful year last season and are looking forward to another! The annual meeting will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.; to be held at the Hendry County Recreation Board ofce, located at 310 W Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in being a part of a great benet to the local youth, please notify: Steve Mann (863) 673-3377 EmailSLM9478@YAHOO.COM Letter to the Editor Our sincere thanks to everyone who expressed their love to our family by pro viding food, sending cards and praying for our family. We love you all and it is much appreciated. The Family of Marvin Tillman Thank You Local Coalition assessing needs of residents still recovering from Hurricane Irma Are you ready for some football? Come on out and support the LaBelle Longhorns on Satur day, September 15 at Davis Pratt Park. Game times are: TM-9 a.m. MM-10 a.m. JRPW-12 p.m. We are also hosting two additional games. Car Wash Come on out and support the LaBelle Middle School Cross Country team this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at Autozone, 281 S Main Street, LaBelle. Donations only! Sport Shorts Travel to the Capitals of Scandanavia Interested LaBelle High School students, family members, and alum ni are invited to travel with Mrs. Joy Bridwell to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in June 2020. An informational meeting will be held on Thurs day, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the LaBelle High School library. Mrs. Bridwell has led eight previous international educational trips and now looks forward to leading a group through the Capitals of Scandanavia. For more details, contact Mrs. Bridwell at Parent Teacher Conferences The Parent/Teacher Conferences for LaBelle Elementary are: Septem ber 14 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. November 16 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. February 20 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and April 26 By Request Only. School Briefs


September 13, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 VFW Post 10100 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. Oct. 6, Sat. Karaoke with Chris and Bet ty Ann, Music begins at 5:00 p.m. Oct. 19, Fri. 2 Sharps Karaoke. Pot Luck Dinner, bring your favorite dish. Music will begin at 5:00 p.m. Every Tues. Free pool table from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 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. Mens Night, Every Mon. Night 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $1.00 off exclude Draft and Soda. Ladies Night, Every Thursday, $1.00 off, exclude Draft and Soda from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month House Committee Meeting at 6:00 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. 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: October 1, November 5, De cember 3 and January 7 Now New Patients Same Day Appointments Walk-ins! Enjoy the ultimate exibility, freedom and higher level of service. Whether its a wellness checkup or a sick visit, we can see you today! With multiple providers onsite, our care team is here to care for you when you need it most. 13214 Palm Beach Blvd. | Fort Myers, FL 33905 | 239-694-7887FEELING ILL? OUR FORT MYERS OFFICE CAN SEE YOU www. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR SIMPLY WALK-IN! 239-694-7887MONDAY FRIDAY OPEN 8 A.M. 5 P.M. PAINTING WORKSHOP The Con dent Creator will be offering another work shop 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 $20 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 Tues day morning at 10:45. Bring your little ones for fun stories and projects. BARRON BOOK CLUB 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 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle For the month of August there have be en no fatalities due to crashes in Hendry County. The total amount of fatal crashes went up compared to last year but the total amount of crashes and injured went down compared to 2017. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign was successful. The Hendry County Police pulled in nine DUI ar rests, they arrested 169 arrests total, 85 with warrants and 27 of them were felony arrests. They issued 90 citations and recovered one stolen vehicle. The safe routes to school are scheduled in ve of the six elementary schools com pared to one in 2017. Forrey Drive will be closed for construction the 21 of September until after Thanksgiving. Francisco Street in Clewiston will also be closed for construc tion from the beginning of November. The crosswalk on Bridge Street will be repaint ed, it will not be moved because it is right in front of the entrance of the court house, they are scared people will just jaywalk if they move the crosswalk further south. There was a request for a left turn signal coming from south Bridge Street onto 80. Right now there is no left turn arrow. There is a left turn lane but no signal, which causes trafc to back up. There is also a problem with the Fort Denaud Bridge weight limit. Apparently at night a lot of delivery trucks that are too heavy drive over the bridge with out knowing they are not allowed to. The next trafc safety meeting is on October 4. HC Trafc Safety meeting Sept. 6 Community Briefs


6 Caloosa Belle September 13, 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. Pastor Rupert A. Balfour, PhD 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 Helen L Whobrey, 79 LABELLE Helen L Whobrey passed away Sept. 10, 2018 in Fort Myers. Helen was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Owens boro, Ky., to Willie and Rea (Tucker) Roy alty. She married James Cornell Whobrey; he preceded her in death. Helen was a bar ber, operating Helens Barbershop for many years and later she and her daughter, Paula operated Helen and Paulas Cuts on South Bridge Street. Helen was a strong-willed woman, who never said I cant. Survivors include three daughters, Deb bie White, Paula Cockram and Tammy Landrum; seven grandchildren and ve great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Royalty and his wife Diana and L.D. Royalty and his wife Susie. Helen was also preceded in death by her son, James Michael Who brey on Jan. 14, 2017. Celebration of Helens life will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Pavilion of Ortona Ceme tery, where Pastor Lester Grant will ofciate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Burial will be next to her son, James Michael Who brey. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle. Rhey Burchard, 81 FORT MYERS Rhey O. Burchard, a lifelong resident of Lee County, died Thursday, in his Fort Myers home. He was 81. Born Dec. 13, 1936, Rhey was the oldest working licensed general contractor in Lee County. He owned and operated Burchard Construction since 1961. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene; his daughter, Stacy Wagner, and her husband Jim; his son, Joe Burchard; his brother, Richard Burchard, and his wife, Jan; his grand-daughter, Meg Wagner; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Burchard; mother, Lillian Conrod Burchard; and sister, Margaret Peg Pigott. At Rheys request there will not be a ser vice. In lieu of owers, please buy yourself a drink. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cre mation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with nal care. Ronald Phillip DeStefano, Ph.D. Ronald Phillip DeStefano, Ph.D. passed away Sept. 7, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Laona; daughter, Kimberly (Chris); and son, Ronald, Jr.; step-children, Yvonne, Joseph, William, and Jonathan; brother, Lawrence (Karen); and sister, Barbara (Terry); grandchildren, Franklin, Jesse, Kaleigh, Jordyn, Nataleigh, Grave, Emaleigh, Arthur, and Triston; neph ew, Patrick; nieces, Candance and Krystle; and many extended family members. Ron was enjoying retirement after 39 years of employment with United States Sugar Cor poration. A celebration of Rons life will be cele brated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Lake Harbor Methodist Church, 29 West Corkscrew Blvd., Lake Harbor, Florida. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Joan Chu Chu Larsen Bloomster, 66 LABELLE Joan Chu Chu Larsen Bloomster passed away at home with her family by her side on Sept. 2, 2018. Chu Chu was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on January 23, 1952 to Edward James and Lo rainne Ann Romond Larsen. Chu Chu leaves behind her loving hus band, David L. Bloomster of LaBelle; her children, Angel Drapal, and Neil Drapal, grandchildren Amber McDonald, Cove Dra pal, Ryan Drapal, Chase Drapal; Isabelle Drapal, and Sebastian Drapal; her loving brother, James Larsen; her closest and dear est friend, Judy Skinner; her very large ex tended family. A friend to many, Chu Chu will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Chu Chu was preceded in death by her parents, Edward James and Lorrainne Lars en. She held memberships in LaBelle VFW Auxiliary Post 10100, Women of the Moose (WOTM) Chapter 1999 and American Le gion Auxiliary Unit 130. She was a Past Se nior Regent of the LaBelle WOTM, Past Pres ident of the VFW Auxiliary. She worked at Heartland Pharmacy for many years, and for the last several years was the lounge manag er for the American Legion Post # 130. Arrangements were by Akin-Davis Funer al Home LaBelle. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sep tember 22 at the American Legion Hall, Post 130 at 4 p.m. Please bring a story or a joke as we remember Chu Chus friendship and life. Obituaries Church Briefs Many people living with arthritis avoid exercise because of the discomfort it can causebut exercise can actually be bene cial for pain management. Older adults with arthritis are invited to learn how to exercise safely this September and October in La Belle. The Area Agency on Aging for South west Florida (AAASWFL) is offering a free eight-week workshop, the Arthritis Founda tion Exercise Program, in partnership with Hope Connections. Participants will meet at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center (E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle) Tuesday and Thursday morn ings, starting September 11. Because class size is limited, pre-regis tration is required for the eight-week work shop. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Pro gram is specically designed for people liv ing with arthritis. It provides exercises that are gentle, fun, and easy to learn. A trained instructor leads every one-hour session to keep participants safe while also staying t. A recent survey by the Centers for Dis ease Control (CDC) revealed that one in four adults in the United States has arthritis, and the risk of arthritis increases as we grow old er. Exercise can reduce arthritis symptoms by as much as 40 percent. For more information or to register, contact Sherry Young at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER) or sherry.young@aaasw. org. Before starting any exercise program, always check with your physician. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program workshops offered in LaBelle


September 13, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Port LaBelle Community Development District has tentatively adopted a budget for 2018-19. This notice is applicable to Hendry and Glades Counties A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 17, 2018 5:30PM AT 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle Dr. Annette Snapp, Charlotte County His torian and no stranger to the LaBelle Heri tage Museum (LHM) was the rst speaker of 2018/19 season for the museum. Snapp talked about the importance of creating a sense of place, The heritage of a place is very important, take Saint Augustine for example, people go there for the history. LaBelle also has a lot of historic resources. The Fort Denaud cemetery for example or the LaBelle Heritage Museum itself, Snapp says. It is important to develop a sense of place, for the tourists as well as the people that live here. People develop a sense of space through experience and knowledge of a particular area and its history and geology. Also the natural history and the legends in the area. It is very important to keep telling the stories and the legends about the histo ry of an area, because thats what keeps an area alive and attractive. Each location has a different sense of place and each local histo ry group is very important. Because we pay for people to take care of our national his tory, we have the Smithsonian for example, which takes care of the bigger picture. But these smaller stories are in our hands and it is a very important role that local history groups plays in the telling of these stories. Dr. Snapp also talked about nding and identifying certain local archaeological sites, how to determine what constitutes a site and how to scientically examine them: A pond cemetery near Titusville for example, they would bury people below the water with wooden stakes. Overtime this pond de veloped peat from vegetation continuously growing and dying. This peat preserved tex tiles, wood and even brain material, and by testing the brain material they found out that the family members were buried together, Snapp explains. Dr. Snapp also talked about how arche ologist and museums can work together to develop a relationship with the local gov ernmental agencies to create municipal and countywide historical commissions. The next speaker hosted by the LHM will be bilingual storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Dr. Annette Snapp rst speaker for LaBelle Heritage Museum Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Dr. Annette Snapp, Charlotte County Historian, speaks at the LaBelle Heritage Museum. American Legion Events Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p; Lounge opens 10 a.m. M-Sa; 12 noon on Sunday. (Beginning October 5, Fish Fries are held every Friday) October 5, 12, 19 & 26 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, crabcakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are available $1/slice to support our Veterans. 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 20 Thurs 7 p.m. Amer ican Legion American Legion Auxiliary does not meet in September. October 3 Wed 7:30 p.m. American Legion Riders meeting October 4 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Dis abled American Veterans) meeting October 10 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting American Legion Post 130 is located at 699 SR80 West, across from the Shell sta tion. For further information call 863-6758300. Dining room is open to the public and smoke free. Happenings at the LaBelle Moose Lodge The LaBelle Moose Lodge at 230 Jaycee Lions Drive will have: (863) 675-6255 Open: Tues-Sun at 11:00 a.m. and Mon at 3:00 p.m. Wed- Free Pool All Day FriShrimp Dinner 5-7 p.m. SatChicken Pot Pie 5-7 p.m. KARAOKE -Fri & Sat @ 6;30 p.m. AND Sunday @ 4:00 p.m. SPECIAL EVENTS: Sept 29 -Live accoustics at 6:30 p.m. by Dumpster Mike Monthly Event Calendars are Available Abstract Art Workshop Heather Caldwell will be teaching an abstract art workshop, Discover Your In ner Artist! on Saturday, September 29 from 1 to 3 at the Barron Park House Gal lery. Heather, a former educator and LaBelle resident, believes that denying our creativ ity means denying our humanity. In this workshop, Heather will guide you through abstract painting techniques. You will have fun while experimenting with color! The cost of this workshop is $20 for Arts of the Inland members and $25 for non-members. All materials are provided. The class is open to anyone 16 or older, but space is limited. Call Heather at 239-240-2656 to enroll or if you need more information. Community Briefs


8 Caloosa Belle September 13, 2018 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle LaBelle has a new specialty neurology outpatient clinic founded by Lenay Santana, MD. Santana is a Board Certied Neurologist and a Board Certied Neuromuscular Spe cialist. She graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2009. She moved to Florida to work in an outpa tient neurology clinic in Fort Myers in 2014. In the 2017 she realized that she wanted to work in a patient-centered medicine prac tice, and not be constrained by the short patient appointments she had at the time. Many of her patients in Fort Myers were driv ing long distances from LaBelle, Clewiston and Lake Placid. There were almost no spe cialists or neurologists between Fort Myers and West Palm Beach for these patients. So she decided to open her own practice in La Belle in March 2018 as Heartland Neurology PLLC at 777 W. Hickpochee Ave, Suite C. She sees adult patients with neurological complaints or referrals from other physi cians. Neurological conditions include ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease), Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimers disease and other dementia, strokes and TIAs, epilepsy and seizures, neuropathies, headaches and more. She performs procedures in her ofce in LaBelle including: Electromyographies (EMGs), Nerve Conduction Studies, and Botox for spasticity or dystonia. Heartland does not require a referral, but the patients insurance may require one to see a special ist such as a neurologist. Dr. Santana partic ipates in Medicare and most major insurers. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, but asks ESL patients to bring an interpreter to assist them with paperwork and the ofce staff. Heartland Neurology is open from Tues day Friday 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. R E D Advertise Here! 863.675.2541 Savory White Cheddar Mufns Ingredients 1/3 cup butter 1 cups whole buttermilk cup chopped fresh chives 3 cups baking mix (such as 1 teaspoon minced garlic Bisquick) 1 cups grated sharp white Cheddar cheese Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 16 mufn tins. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add chives, garlic, and cook 2 minutes; remove from heat. Let cool 2 minutes. Whisk in buttermilk. In a medium bowl, combine baking mix and cheese. Add buttermilk mixture, stirring until dry ingre dients are moistened. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Serve warm. RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE 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 UNDER CONTRACT 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. A BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM + DEN POOL HOME on a 1+ acre creek front home site! This home has been completely updated with a beautiful kitchen with lots of storage space, stainless appliances, granite countertops, and all the updates. A formal living & dining room, a large family room w/wood burning replace, new wood laminate ooring, three full, and updated beautiful baths + a 1/2 pool bath and outdoor pool shower. Two master bedrooms, the new master bedroom has mood lighting & a closet that you wont believe. There is also a 3 car garage, a paved (concrete) circular driveway, irrigation system, a new well, new septic system, new pool cage and deck, newer a/c units, newer pool heater, a large covered patio area for entertaining out by the pool, a metal roof, lots of storage space and much more! $349,900 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid 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 New Medical Practice in LaBelle Business Corner Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Lenay Santana, MD. Submitted photo Pet of the Week This precious girl is as sweet as her name, meet Sugar. She is a 3 1/2 year old American pit bull terrier mix. She is great with kids and other dogs, but not good with cats. If you want to make life a little sweeter, consider adding Sugar to your family. Come meet Sugar at the Caloosa Humane Soci ety, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check her out on our website Caloosahumane


Thursday, September 13, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCILNotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold a meeting on September 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm, at the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Ave., Clewiston, Florida The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Tourist Development Council at (863) 675-5304; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Hendry County Tourism Development Council Darrell Harris, Chair 285677 CN/CB 9/13/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PORT LABELLE UTILITY ADVISORY BOARDNotice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold a meeting on September 17, 2018, Hendry County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m., at the 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at the meeting which are not on the prepared agenda for the meeting. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Port LaBelle Utility at (863) 6755376; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Port LaBelle Utility al (863) 675-5376. 286538 CB 9/13/2018 Public Notice Public Notice 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 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR MISCELLANEOUS UTILITY ENGINEERING AND/OR INSPECTION SERVICES IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA RFQ No. 2018-20 Opening Date and Time: October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing professional services in miscellaneous utility engineering and/or inspection services in Hendry County. Proposers shall have all services available in-house or may propose multiple firms, which have joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order to offer a complete submission. Individuals and firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for consideration. All submittals (see Section III, Submission Requirements) received in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C. E. Hall Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by 2:00 p.m., October 11, 2018, at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one (1) or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Engineering Office, by email at, online at www., or by calling (863) 675-5222. Instructions and RFQ documents will be emailed upon request. The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFQ, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. The County may re-procure at the discretion of the Board. Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Si necesita la assistencia de un interprete que hable espanol para participar un esta reunion, por favor pongase en contacto con Veronica Gonzalez al (863) 675-5324. CN 9/12,19,26;10/3 CB 9/13,20,27/10/4/2018 Public Notice Public Notice PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTRegular Meeting Schedule: October 1, 2018 September 30, 2019 All meetings of the District are held at 5:30P in the office located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, FL For additional information: 863-675-5770 or October 25, 2018 January 24, 2019 April 25, 2019 July 25, 2019 Regular Meeting and Proposed Budget Public Hearing The Budget process requires three advertised meetings. The tentative budget public hearing will be held on or after September 4, 2019 and the final budget public hearing will be held within 15-days after the tentative hearing. Jason Martinez Chairman CN/GCD 9/12; CB 9/13/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Local company looking for a truck driver. Must have a CDLMinimum Class B Must have clean driving record. Everything is local, NO over the road. Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays. Please call 863-675-0875 or apply at 890 Spratt Blvd LaBelle, FL 33935 Employment Part Time Site Manager p/t, custodial & general maint duties for church, HS or GED pref, 25 hrs/ wk, pay based on exp. 863-675-0656 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. Employment Wa nted CAREGIVER/NURSES AID/PERSONAL ASSISTANT seeking work. Please call 863-612-5106. 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 Houses Rent RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, corner lot on canal & river, East of LaBelle, $1100/mo. Credit check req. 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 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 Fictitious Name NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Sonny Marbry conducting a Mechanic business at LaBelle, FL, under the fictitious name of Marbys Road Mechanic and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Sonny Marby 395 2nd Avenue LaBelle, FL 33935 Ownership of Marbys Road Mechanic is as follows: Sonny Marbry 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Marbrys Road Mechanic under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Sonny Marbry DATE: 9-5-2018 286438 CB 9/13/2018 Reading a newspaper helps you plan your time wisely.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! 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Drug Hendry County Coalition/Hendry TobaccoFree 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 Unit ed 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 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. Water color class offered Penny Fox, well-known award winning Southwest Florida artist and teacher, is once again offering water color classes at the Barron Park House Gallery. Penny will teach two days of water color only classes on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 1 to 4. The subject is Sunowers. The price for one day of paint ing is $20.00 for members of Arts of the In land and $25 for non-members. Artists may enroll for 2 days, and the price will be $35 for AOI members and $45 for non-members. Some painting experience is preferred. Call Penny at 239-292-7105 for more info. Food Trucks Returning 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. There will also be a bounce house for the kids! 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 R oo ng 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. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng Y ou may not be aware of it, but Sep tember is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Of course, you probably recog nize, at least in a general sense, the importance of life insurance, but do you know the various ways in which it can help you? Life insurance can play a sizable role in your ability to achieve some important nancial goals, such as these: Helping your family maintain its lifestyle If you are married and have young children at home, you and your spouse may need to work. If you were no longer around and your earnings were gone, could your family still afford to live as they do now? Adequate life insurance can help them preserve their lifestyle. Helping your children continue their education Even if you werent planning to foot the entire bill for your childrens college education, you still might be doing what you can, such as contributing to a 529 education savings plan. If your income was lost, could your family still afford to continue these con tributions? With enough life insurance, you can improve the chances that your children will at least get some nancial help for college or vocational training. Helping your survivors pay off debts Are all your debts paid off? If not, you could be leaving your family on the hook for some of them, such as credit cards and car loans not to men tion your mortgage. Also, as uncomfort able as it may be to consider it, funeral and burial costs can easily run into the thousands. The proceeds of your life insurance policy can help pay down debts, handle your nal expenses and relieve your family of costly burdens. Helping your spouse build re sources for retirement Its almost impossible for most of us to save too much for retirement. Your spouse may already have some retirement accounts, such as a 401(k) and an IRA, but will these be enough to sustain a long retirement? Through life insurance, you can potentially add signicant amounts to your spouses retirement assets. As weve seen, you can accomplish a lot with life insurance. But how much do you need? If you want the appropriate amount of coverage, you should consider a vari ety of factors. How much do you earn? How much does your spouse earn? How many children do you have? How old are they? How much do you owe on your home? By answering these and other, similar questions, you can arrive at a cov erage level thats suitable for your needs. Also, keep in mind that those needs will change for example, if your children are grown and youve downsized your living arrangements, you may require less insurance than at earlier times in your life. Life Insurance Awareness Month is a good time to remind yourself of the importance of insurance and of the need to own the correct amount. So, review your coverage soon after all, you cant predict the future, but you can still prepare for it. This article was written by Ed ward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. How Can Life Insurance Help You? 10 Caloosa Belle September 13, 2018 Community Briefs


September 13, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 Hot Rods and Hot Dogs On September 18 at 5 p.m. Hot Rods and Hot Dogs in the Park roll back into the Barron Park for the Kick Off of the 20182019 Cruise In season. The South Central Florida Car Club will start up its 14th year. This group of auto enthusiasts welcome all owners and lovers of things with wheels. So dust of your ride, gather up your bride and strut on over to the park on St Rd 29N. We start at 5 p.m. and go on till we run out of conversation. Fresh grilled Hot Dogs, served with sides and cold drinks, are available to enjoy. This event is held rain or shine. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday SeptMay. Need more info call 863-634-1791. Free HIV test Due to advances in medical care that make for healthier outcomes, about 1 in 4 adults in the United States living with HIV in fection are aged 50 or older. However, HIV is often diagnosed later in older adults, thereby, making for additional treatment challeng es. In observance of NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY, the Flori da Department of Health in Hendry and in Glades counties will offer FREE HIV testing for anyone on Tuesday, September 18, from 8:30-noon and 1:00-4:30 p.m at the following locations: 1100 Olympia St (Clewiston), 450 S. Main St (temporary LaBelle) and 1021 Health Park Dr (Moore Haven). Age does not offer protection from HIV or STDs. Learn the facts. Get tested. Get treated. 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. 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. 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 St. LaBelle, FL 33935. Non-prot represen tatives and other interested want to help Hendry and Glades County residents in their Hurricane Irma recovery are invited to meet ings at the following location and date: Sep tember: Glades Regional Training Center lo cated at 1030 Industrial Drive Moore Haven, FL 33471 on Friday Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. GCSO looking to form Explorers Glades County Sheriff David Hardin, is always looking for ways to offer greater opportunities to the youth of Glades Coun ty. Sheriff Hardin is considering starting a Florida Sheriffs Explorers Chapter, the Ex plorers will be trained in law enforcement techniques, trafc control, basic law and principles along with rearms training. If anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 in terested, please contact Leslie Smith at 863946-1600 extension 2100 if interested. Parkinsons Support Group The Parkinsons Disease Support Group meeting at the Hope Senior Center on Cow boy Way on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, has voted not to meet in the months of July or August. Although not formally meeting, support is always available by call ing 843-342-8013. 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


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