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The Caloosa belle

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The Caloosa belle
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LaBelle, FL
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Independent Newspapers of Florida, Katrina Elsken - Publisher
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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 September 27, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 39 Submitted photos/ Ellen Ferguson Therapy horses visit LaBelle Middle Schools ESE class Jules, an Arabian gelding, and Misty, a miniature paint mare, offer rides and quality interaction with Bonnie Feickerts students. These wonderful equines are owned by Lark Campisano, of Endless Trails Stables in North Fort Myers. TOP: Mateo enjoys his ride on Jules, led by owner Lark Campisano and as sisted by sidewalkers Alex DeStefano and Audrey Coe. BOTTOM: Destiny and Evie enjoy time with Misty, while Jules offers rides in the background. By Patty Brant Special to the Caloosa Belle A thirty-plus year resident, Ken Diaz feels he has a mission to leave Hendry County better than he found it. For him, the way to his goal is to serve as a county commission er. Running for the District 2 commission seat as a non-partisan, Ken has some very denite ideas about where the county is and where it should be. Much of his concern centers around the countys economic future, particularly as Airglades Airport could pertain to it. Big plans are on tap for the airport pos sibly even becoming an international hub for distributing commodities to much of the country. Hopes are that this small airport could blossom into a huge contributor to the success of the county and its residents. For Ken, the issue is not the airports po tential, but the countys plan to sell it to a private company. The airport, he reasons, has the capacity to open up the future to Hendrys residents. Selling it would make no sense. It would di Kenneth C. Diaz running for HC commission By Chris Felker INI Florida CLEWISTON The Hendry County Board will learn from staff at one of its Octo ber meetings about a proposed contract for the project development and environmental (PD&E) study on Airglades International Air ports planned new cargo facilities outside Clewiston. The Florida Department of Transportation is nancing the preliminary engineering and design of AIAs Perishable Air Cargo Complex up to $1 million under the countys joint par ticipation agreement with the agency, accord ing to the staff report. County commissioners selected the rm of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to do that work in May. Staff were to present the contract at the commissioners meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the county court house in LaBelle, but the item was pulled. Meanwhile, several proposals have been received from global investment banking in stitutions interested in nancing parts of the Airglades on track for construction to start in 2019 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle Every year since 2007 the Brotherhood Ride cycles through the state of Florida for seven days to honor the Heroes in Florida who died in the line of duty while protecting their communities. The 2018 ride was dedi cated to twenty fallen heroes, including two K9s. A group of 35 cyclists covered over 600 miles, averaging about 80 100 miles a day. Elmer Sauceda was part of the Brother hood ride this year, he works for the State of Florida as a wildland reghter and vol unteers as a structural reghter in LaBelle. We rode from Naples to Tallahassee, our main objective was to honor and re member the fallen heroes and raise money 2018 Cycling for Fallen Heroes Submitted photo Kenneth C. Diaz is seeking the District 2 commission seat. See Heroes Page 2 See Airglades Page 2 See DIAZ Page 2

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2 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 P I N K W A R R I O R S W A L K 2 0 1 8 5 K W A L K T O R A I S E F U N D S F O R L O C A L W O M E N S B R E A S T H E A L T H S A T U R D A Y 2 0 O C T 2 0 1 8 T O R E G I S T E R C A L L : 8 6 3 9 8 3 2 7 3 5S U G A R F E S T I V A L F I E L D 7 : 0 0 A M R E G I S T R A T I O N 9 : 0 0 A M W A L K vert the lions share of prots from the coun ty to a few private residents. He is sure that, if the county commission does its research and is serious about run ning the airport, it can do the best job of de veloping Airglades for the betterment of the county its residents. To date, Ken says no US airports have ever been sold to private investors and does not want to see this county make what he sees as a mistake. After working for some 10 years as a reman at Miami International Air port, Ken is very familiar with how it pumps millions of dollars into the Miami economy. As owners of Airglades, he said the county could control growth on the airport and dic tate how growth would occur around it. He also believes the county could increase the number of jobs the airport could provide from 800 to 1,000s. Another under-appreciated Hendry County asset is the Caloosahatchee River. Ken feels the county is not taking full ad vantage of its possibilities. If the county pur chased the old Belle Hatchee Marina, and the city could make a go of the proposed 126-acre just east of it, Ken sees a huge as set-in-the-making for the entire area. As a commissioner, he said he would look into grants to purchase the marina. I believe we have something very spe cial there, he asserts, and wants to be part of making it all happen. He added that the county should extend its vision and end up where we cannot see now. Even if it costs residents, if we plan for the future we will always come out ahead. He believes he can help the county plan in such a way as to be able to both build infrastructure and respond to immediate needs. We need to be proactive and work toward being prepared to deal with whatev er lies ahead, he said. Of course, quality jobs for residents is a key ingredient to economic success and se curity. If we can attract these jobs, he said, we can develop into something special here. Ken also said that Hendry County resi dents are saddled with extra high property taxes totaling over 20 mils, which include various MSBUs service areas for things like lighting, streets, drainage and so on. A robust economic engine like an ex panded Airglades Airport and fully utilized river area would go a long way toward building a healthy and sustainable econom ic base that would alleviate residents tax burden, he reasons. Ken realizes that Hendry County is on the cusp of changing economically, moving on from the traditional agriculture base. With water issues so prominently in our future, he said the county commission must research every issue because these deci sions are bigger than all of us and have far-reaching ramications. If elected, Ken says he will do the job to the best of his ability. He said he wants to open up new lines of communication with constituents and expand the countys abili ty to disseminate pertinent information. He wants to utilize social media like Facebook or other platforms. Looking at recent years, Ken said the countys worst decision has been to sell Air glades to private interests; its best decision was to rezone and develop the property around it. We are years ahead of ourselves in the decision to rezone to support our air port, he said. Ken also said he believes strongly in term limits for politicians and promises that if he is elected county commissioner he will serve for no more than two terms. He feels that integrity and an ability to research issues are the strongest characteristic he brings to the table. In the end he said, We need to invest in our people, be aware of our future and un derstand the value of our community. planned air cargo hub in Clewiston, according to Airglades International Airport LLC. An AIA spokesman called it a good prob lem to have, also reporting that the compa nys president and CEO, Fred Ford, met in Washington on Aug. 7 with members of the Federal Aviation Administrations pilot Airport Privatization Project team to review the status of the airports application. Those documents were 70 percent complete, he said. The ap plication already has been OKd by Hendry County, the state Department of Transporta tion and preliminarily by the FAA. Both parties came away with condence that we can conclude the process by the end of the year, Mr. Ford was quoted as saying. The question now is how early next year con struction will begin. The project includes construction and op eration by a private developer of a new Per ishable Air Cargo (PAC) complex including a 10,000-foot runway plus parallel and connect ing taxiways (which will require acquisition of about 226 acres), as well as these compo nents: A PAC sorting and distribution complex; New air cargo aircraft parking apron ar eas; Establishment of on-site air cargo inspec tion services; Installation of Category III Instrument Landing System and Approach Light System (ALS) to Runway 36 plus installation of an ALS to Runway 18; and Modication to existing, and develop ment of new, air trafc procedures and instru ment approach procedures. The project also will see construction of other new airport infrastructure: maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, including asso ciated aircraft parking apron; warehouse and cargo sorting and distribution facilities; an air craft rescue and reghting facility; an airport maintenance and ground support equipment facility; an air trafc control tower; fuel stor age facilities, including above-ground storage tanks; a wastewater treatment facility; plus ac cess roads and automobile and truck parking facilities. The proposed project also includes site improvements, including stormwater man agement facilities, installation of utilities and development of related infrastructure. The FAA accepted Hendry Countys appli cation to privatize this airport back in 2010, under a program established by Congress in 1997 to help generate access to private capi tal for airport improvement and development. Mr. Ford told the Clewiston Rotary Club during a talk in January that Airglades would be the rst publicly owned airport in the United States to be converted under the program. Neighboring communities are looking for ward to the potential boost for the regions economy. Like our Americas Gateway Lo gistics Center project here in Moore Haven, said Glades County Economic Development Council Director Tracy Whirls, the Airglades International Airport project has the potential to be a catalyst for economic development in our region. With its emphasis on import and export of perishables, Airglades International will create a much-needed niche in the regional perishable supply chain network at the same time it reduces trafc congestion in Miami. It will also allow Miami International Airport to continue shifting their emphasis to lighter, more expensive and hence, more lucrative belly freight, such as medical devices, phar maceuticals, and electronics as they continue to expand their international commercial pas senger service. Airglades Continued From Page 1 for the families of the fallen heroes. We rode our bicycles to their hometowns and provid ed nancial and emotional support to their families, friends and coworkers. We started the 9th of September and rode for a week, about eight hours a day. We visited each place that the fallen heroes lived and we got a lot of support from the local commu nities. The local re and police departments would escort us through the city. At some point during the ride I started feeling sick but I never lost my motivation because we are doing it out of respect for all those individu als and the sacrices that they have made, Sauceda said. Over the past ten years the Brotherhood Ride has continued the tradition of Honor, Dedication and Pride. They have honored the memory and sacrice of a total of 531 Emergency First Responders which includes reghters, law enforcement ofcers and emergency medical personnel. They have traveled on bicycles over 8,000 miles through 16 states and have donated over $400,000 to the families left behind. See Page 7 for a list of those honored this year in the Brotherhood Ride. Hereos Continued From Page 1 Diaz Continued From Page 1 The article Apes nd safe home amid re searchers at Hendry facility, in the Sept. 20 Caloosa Belle, gave the wrong name for the male gibbon being introduced to a female. The ape, named Merlin (not Kanji), is part of a study of the behavior of captive-bred gibbons. Correction

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September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will conduct a public hearing on the pro posed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will take place on October 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The BCC will consider whether or not it wishes to transmit the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at a public hearing held on October 23, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Petition Number: CPA18-0007 Applicant: Florida Power & Light Company, represented by Rock Aboujaoude, PE. Rock Enterprises, Inc. Project size: +/623 acres Location: CR 833; see attached locator map Request: The applicant is requesting a Text Amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element to amend the Electrical Generating Facility access location standard found in Policy 1.1.14 and adding a specic subarea policy in accordance with same (proposed Policy 1.1.14.4) to allow a solar powered electrical generating facility. Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, SPECIFICALLY BY AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT ELECTRICAL GENERATING FACILITY ACCESS LOCATION STANDARD FOUND IN POLICY 1.1.14 AND ADDING A NEW SUBAREA POLICY TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC DETAILS APPLICABLE TO THE FPL BLUE HERON SOLAR ENERGY CENTER ON +/623 ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition and ordinance are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter consid ered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, by phone (863-6755240), email (mjohnson@hendrya.net), U. S. mail (P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at either meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 675-5240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail mjohnson@hendrya.net. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar un esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. 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 Travel to the Capitals of Scandanavia Interested LaBelle High School students, family members, and alumni are invited to travel with Mrs. Joy Bridwell to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark in June 2020. An in formational meeting will be held on Thurs day, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the La Belle High School library. Mrs. Bridwell has led eight previous international educational trips and now looks forward to leading a group through the Capitals of Scandanav ia. For more details, contact Mrs. Bridwell at bridwellj@hendry-schools.net. PTO at COES All parents and community members in vited! Country Oaks will be hosting their rst Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting of the 2018-2019 school year tonight, Thurs day, September 20 in the school cafeteria! This is a parent and community engagement where Title I information for the school will be presented. Students of the Month of Sep tember will also be presented with a certif icate. There will also be a School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting at 5:30 p.m. before the PTO meeting. SAC is a school-based group intended to represent the school, the community, and those persons closest to the students. The group shares responsibil ity for guiding the school toward continuous improvement. If you would like to help lead our Colts, please join us! LHS Haunted House planned The students at LaBelle High Schools Haunted House The Silent Purge would love to see you standing in line to get a tick et to get into the most wonderful and scar iest haunted houses in LaBelle. They will be having this event on October 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee to get into the haunted house and there will be a concession stand where you can get drinks, snacks and etc. Parent Teacher Conferences at LES The Parent/Teacher Conferences for La Belle Elementary are: November 16 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. February 20 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and April 26 By Request Only. FSW hosts Family Math Night Learn how fun math can be at Family Math Night on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5:457:30 p.m., in Building U, Room 102, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Park way. While the event is open to anyone in terested in exploring mathematics, students are encouraged to register by sending an e-mail to familymathnight@fsw.edu. For questions about Family Math Night at FSW, please email jdevine1@fsw.edu. School Briefs

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4 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 Guest Commentary By Robert H. Buker Jr. U.S. Sugar The conversation about water has reached a fevered pitch, and rightfully so. Red tide, blue-green algae and Lake Okeechobee discharges are all extremely serious water issues that deserve serious attention. An abundance of scientic organi zations, studies and data say that water qual ity plays a role in all of them. People may be surprised to hear that we agree. However, these water issues are so im portant that the discussion and, thus, the solutions must be based on the facts rather than mere claims, hype or emotion. The Fort Myers News Press recently editorialized that several key water projects are years from going online throughout Florida, but they are needed to treat and store water, slow Lake O discharge and redirect harmful wa ter away from the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. We agree with this as well. Since sugarcane farmers have been blamed for everything from polluting the Everglades to controlling lake discharges, causing red tide and even Sahara dust, our water has been under the microscope literally and guratively for quite some time. Some articles even claim were im pacting Tampa Bay and putting sugar in Lake Okeechobee. Often coverage has been focused on blame, not truth. So in taking a hard look at South Floridas water runoff well start with ours. Many know that U.S. Sugar is the oldest and largest sugarcane farming company in South Florida; we also grow and process cit rus, sweet corn and other winter vegetables. When we are called Big Sugar by the me dia, what people may not know is that we are primarily employeeand charity-owned. Also, our farms are all in Florida and are lo cated primarily south of Lake Okeechobee. Because water does not ow uphill and being located south of the lake, the runoff from our land does not naturally ow into the lake. For our water to reach the lake, it must be pumped. By law, the only water allowed to be pumped from our area back into Lake Okeechobee is for emergency ood control for the lakeside cities, not pro tection for our farms. A small amount of our farm water is mixed with the cities ood protection. This year that was 1 percent yes, only 1 percent of the water owing into Lake O. Many folks on the Southwest coast are very concerned that the water in the Caloo sahatchee River owing from Lake O causes red tide and harmful algae. We share that concern. Lake Okeechobee discharges are about 30 percent of the water that owed down the Caloosahatchee this year. As I said, water from our sugarcane area south of the lake is only 1 percent. The rest is lo cal runoff from lands along the river. There is a real problem, but our water is not the reason. The 2,500 employee owners of U.S. Sugar are proud of our farming heritage, our farm ing communities and our efforts to clean the water leaving our farms. We plan to run a series of ads and social media efforts de tailing factual information about our water and our role in water issues. We dont like the lies being told about us, even if they are great for fundraising for anti-farming groups. We sincerely want the problems of red tide and algae to be solved, yet they will only be solved by solutions built on truth. Frankly, these water issues are so serious and com plex that unless we start moving the discus sion from hype to truth and base solutions on science rather than slogans, these prob lems will never actually be solved. No one wants these problems solved more than we do. To that end, U.S. Sug ar and its people are committed to being open and honest about our water, our farm ing practices and our heartfelt desire to work with our neighbors to use sound science and factual information to solve all of our shared water issues. Its time to take a hard look at the truth about our water issues Special to the Caloosa Belle Mr. Buker is president and CEO of U.S. Sugar. He lives in rural Glades County. Commentary By Katrina Elsken INI Florida The grass is always greener over the septic tank, Erma Bombeck once joked in her humorous look at life in suburbia. In reality, a patch of bright green grass near a septic tank is not funny; it means the tank is leaking waste and the grass is re sponding to the excess nutrient load. In ad dition to the issues that excess nutrient loads in runoff that could help fuel algae blooms in nearby waterways, septic tank leaks also bring health hazards to the homeowner and neighborhood. Perhaps I have an advantage when it comes to understanding septic tank issues. My childhood home, on a small farm in Ar kansas, had a septic tank. My family lived too far away from the city to be connected to the sewer system, although we did have city water. A lot of people who move to Florida have never lived in a home without big pipe sewer service before. It doesnt occur to them that having a septic tank is a lot different from being connected to a municipal sewer system. Unless they start smelling something foul or nd their back yard is mysteriously turning into a swamp, they might not even ask when the septic tank was last pumped out. Homes with septic tanks should come with instruction manuals. Instead, accord ing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some people who buy homes dont even realize they arent connected to a sew er system. The EPA offers a helpful publi cation on how to tell if your house has a septic tank. It doesnt help that in 2012, the Florida Legislature threw out the law that required septic tanks be pumped out and inspected at least every ve years. People who argued against the regulation claimed the expense of properly maintaining their septic tanks was a nancial hardship. I never even con sidered it a choice. Its just something that you have to do as a homeowner to protect your home and the environment. Failure to pump out the septic tank is like not paying your sewer service bill. Sooner or later, its going to be extremely unpleasant and un healthy. Having the tank pumped and inspected regularly is the only way to know if it is leak ing. If your home is one of the 2.6 million in Florida with a septic tank, please make the effort to maintain it properly. If you dont know whether your home has a septic tank, the EPA has a publication just for you. Is there a pollution time bomb in your yard? Special to the Caloosa Belle Katrina Elsken is Pub lisher of the Caloosa Belle. She lives in rural Okeechobee County.

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September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will conduct a public hearing on the pro posed amendment to the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will take place on October 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the amendment is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan. The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The BCC will consider whether or not it wishes to transmit the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at a public hearing held on October 23, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. Petition Number: CPA18-0008 Applicant: Florida Power & Light Company, represented by Rock Aboujaoude, PE. Rock Enterprises, Inc. Project size: +/623 acres Location: CR 833; see attached locator map Request: The applicant is requesting to amend the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map by changing the future land use designation from Agriculture (AG) to Electrical Generating Facility (EGF) on the subject property. Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, MORE SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING APPROXIMATELY +/623 ACRES OF LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO ELECTRICAL GENERATING FACILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition and ordinance are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter consid ered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, by phone (863-6755240), email (mjohnson@hendrya.net), U. S. mail (P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at either meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 675-5240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail mjohnson@hendrya.net. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar un esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. To succeed as an investor, you might think you need to know about the economy, interest rates and the fundamentals of companies in which youd like to invest. And all these things are indeed important. But its most essential to know yourself. Specically, you need to know how much risk you are willing to tolerate to achieve your goals. Of course, youve lived with yourself your entire life, so you probably have a pretty good idea of your likes and dislikes and what makes you comfortable or uncomfortable. But investing can be a different story. Initially, you may believe you have a high tolerance for risk, but if the nancial markets drop sharply, and you see that youve sus tained some sizable losses (at least on paper you havent really lost anything until you sell investments for less than what you paid for them), how will you feel? If you nd your self constantly fretting over these losses, per haps even losing sleep over them, you might realize your risk tolerance is not as high as you thought. In this case, you may need to scale back the part of your portfolio devoted to growth in favor of a more balanced ap proach. On the other hand, if you believe yourself to have a low risk tolerance, and you start off investing in a conservative manner, you may indeed minimize short-term losses but you also might nd yourself frustrated over the slow growth of your portfolio. So you may decide that being highly risk-averse carries its own risk the risk of not making enough progress to achieve your long-term nancial goals. To reduce this risk, you may need to tilt your portfolio somewhat toward more growth opportunities. In short, you may have to invest for a while before you truly understand your response to risk. But even then, dont get too locked in to one approach because your risk tolerance may evolve over time. When you are rst starting out in your ca reer, and for many years after, you are probably investing primarily to accumulate assets for retirement. Consequently, you may need to include a relatively high proportion of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks, in your portfolio. While stock prices will always uctuate, you will have many years, perhaps decades, to overcome short-term losses, so you can possibly afford to take on a greater risk level in exchange for the potentially high er returns offered by stocks and stock-based investments. However, things can change once you reach retirement. At this stage of your life, your overall investment focus may shift from accumulation to income. This means you will need to start selling some investments to boost your cash ow and you wont want to sell when prices are down. (Remember the rst rule of investing: Buy low and sell high.) To help avoid these re sales, you may want to adjust your investment mix by adding more income-producing vehicles and reducing your holdings in growth-oriented ones. By doing so, you will be lowering your overall risk level. Keep in mind, though, that even in retirement, you will need some expo sure to growth investments to help you stay ahead of ination. Become familiar with your own risk tolerance it can play a big role in your invest ment decisions. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Understanding Risk Tolerance Is Essential for Investment Success

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6 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following ordinance to rezone property on October 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the petition is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the petition for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard at the public hearing with respect to the proposed ordinance. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition and the ordinance are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, by phone (863-675-5240), email ( mjohnson@hendrya.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 675-5240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail mjohnson@hendrya.net. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar un esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: RZ18-0006 Applicant: Florida Power & Light Company, represented by Rock Aboujaoude, PE, Rock Enterprises, Inc. Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT TO ALLOW A SOLAR POWERED ELECTRICAL GENERATING FACILITY ON +/-623 ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Project size: +/623 acres Location: CR 833; see attached locator map Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone on the subject property from General Agriculture (A-2) to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning district to allow a solar powered electrical generating facility. Legal description of subject property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 28 AND 33, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A FOUND LIGHTERWOOD POST MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE RUN N88E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 30.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 00 EAST A DISTANCE OF 2,682.52 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE RUN N00E A DISTANCE OF 1294.28 FEET; THENCE RUN N90E A DISTANCE OF 42.22 FEET; THENCE RUN N00W A DISTANCE OF 421.36 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE RUN 79.72 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT OF RADIUS 100.00 FEET, CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 45, A CHORD BEARING OF N21E AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 77.63 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE RUN N44E A DISTANCE OF 138.79 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE RUN 199.13 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT OF RADIUS 112.00 FEET, CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 101, A CHORD BEARING OF N06W AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 173.92 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE RUN N57W A DISTANCE OF 85.91 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE RUN 99.97 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT OF RADIUS 100.00 FEET, CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 57, A CHORD BEARING OF N28W AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 95.86 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE RUN N00E A DISTANCE OF 493.66 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 2,603.96 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 28; THENCE RUN NORTH 01 WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 330.01 FEET TO A FOUND 4 X 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT (J+P); THENCE RUN NORTH 89 EAST, PARALLEL TO AND 330.00 FEET NORTHERLY OF, AS MEASURED ON A PERPENDICULAR, THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 2,622.86 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 833 (SECTION 07080-2503)(JOB#: 0708-(102)201); THENCE RUN THE FOLLOWING SIX (6) COURSES AND DISTANCES ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; (1) SOUTH 00 WEST FOR 330.43 FEET; (2) SOUTH 00 WEST FOR 2,688.39 FEET; (3) NORTH 89 WEST FOR 35.00 FEET; (4) SOUTH 00 WEST FOR 900.00 FEET; (5) SOUTH 89 EAST FOR 35.00 FEET; (6) SOUTH 00 WEST FOR 435.24 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, RUN SOUTH 88 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,320.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 WEST, PARALLEL WITH SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1,320.00 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE SOUTH 88 WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1310.57 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (BROKEN) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUAR TER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE SOUTH 88 WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 2,637.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEARINGS ARE BASED ON THE FLORIDA EAST STATE PLANE COORDINATE SYSTEM (ZONE 0901) (NAD 83/2011). SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 622.96 ACRES (MORE OR LESS). Marvin Lee Tillman, 70 FELDA Marvin Lee Tillman of Flelda, passed away on August 31, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, FL with his family by his side. Marvin was born on December 9, 1947, in Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft,. Myers, FL to Ernest and Mildred Tillman. Marvin was a 1967 graduate of LaBelle High School and enjoyed being one of the rst original LaBelle Cowboys, Jersey #62, when the football team was rst organized in his Sophomore Year of 1965. Marvin was also a Viet Nam Veteran, serving in both Nam and Germany. Marvin was preceded in death by his par ents, an infant daughter, Lori Ann and more lately, his younger sister, Linda Tillman-Cor bitt. He leaves behind two sisters, Sandra Hudson and Annette Naughton, a daughter Julie of Orlando and Shanna of Ft. Myers and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Celebration of Life was held Saturday, September 8 at Caloosa Baptist Church, ofciated by Pastor James Hunt. Obituaries Ministers Meeting On Monday October 1 at 12 noon, the Evangelical Ministers Association of LaBelle will be having its monthly luncheon meeting at First Christian Church. All pastors and staff are welcome to attend. This months agen da will be the community Thanksgiving ser vice and a representative from the sheriffs department will be sharing concerning a new program on trafcking in Henry Coun ty. First Christian Church is located on Ford Avenue off of Highway 29. For more infor mation call 675-0900. 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 Church Briefs Breast Cancer Month The VFW 10100, 20 Veterans Ways, La Belle will hold their 6th annual Save the Ta-Tas Benet on October 13 with the fun starting at 6 p.m. There is free admission to the event and its is open to the public. They will have music by request, dancing, prices, games, a 50-50 drawing and food! All proceeds will go to the Hendry Regional Me cical Centers Pink Warriors fund. The Pink Warriors Fund is for needy Hendry County women. The benet is being held in memo ry of Kathi Nolan. NAMI Support Group The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Recovery Support Group is led by trained facilitators living in recovery them selves. NAMI Connection recovery support groups are for adults (18 years and older) living with mental illness and provide a safe, condential environment that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. All Connection groups are free of charge and open to anyone with a mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. You do not need to be a member of NAMI to attend and anyone interested is welcome to just walk in. Meet ings will be on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Elite DNA, Therapy Services meeting room, 483 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. Behind the scenes Are you interested in helping behind the scenes at the Firehouse Community The atre? The following positions are needed: Stage Managers, Back Stage Assistants, Set Designers, Directors, Lighting & Sound Tech nicians, Props, Costume Design, Conces sions, Ushers. Any volunteer-time is greatly appreciated!! There are talented people in our community that can help, so please call the theatre and leave a message with your contact information. Call (863)-675-3066 or write to the theatre at: P.O. Box 958, LaBelle, FL 33975 or stop by the theatre to check it out: 241 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. Town Hall Meeting planned Hendry County is holding a Town Hall Meeting for the Wheeler Estates Residents on September 27, 6:00 p.m., at the Emer gency Operations Center, 4425 SR 80, La Belle. The meeting will be a discussion of the Wheeler Estates Community needs and solutions. Members of the Sheriffs Ofce, Emergency Services, Public Works, LaBelle Fire Department, Emergency Operations, Code Enforcement, Planning & Communi ty Development, County Administrator, and District 3 Commissioner Mitchell Wills will be in attendance. Any questions please con tact Myra Johnson at 863-675-5240. Community Briefs

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September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 QUILTING CLUB Interested in learning to quilt, or if you would just enjoy the company of others while working on individual projects, join this fun group on T hursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. C HESS CLUB Offering a time for experi enced players to compete, and also an opportu nity to learn how to play, every Monday evening from 5:30 7:30 p.m. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME every Tuesday morning at 10:45 a.m. 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 p.m. If you enjoy reading and discussing your thoughts, you may be perfect for the Barron Book Club. Everyone is welcome! KOMPUTERS for KIDS the library is still working with Komputers for Kids Community Outreach of Southwest Florida, who make rebuilt computers available to families at an affordable price. Special offers available during this back-toschool season. Check them out at Barron Library. Barron Library Happenings The Hendry County Democratic Party will host a rally and fundraiser for all Democratic Party can didates appearing on the November 6 Midterm Election local ballot on Saturday, October 13, at 4473 CR-78, Fort Denaud 33935, from 4 oclock until sundown at 6:59 p.m. Valet parking will be available. The event will feature heavy hors doeu vres, iced tea and cold drinks, beer and wine for $30 a person to cover event expenses and raise funds for local Get Out The Vote promotions by the Hendry County Democratic Party and its cad re of volunteers prior to this extremely important election. Candidates invited include Tony Aguilar running for Hendry County Property Appraiser, Dr. Jennifer Boddicker, running for State Represen tative from District 80, Annisa Karim running for State Senate from District 28, Sean Shaw running for Florida Attorney General, Jeremy Ring running for Florida Chief Financial Ofcer, Nikki Fried run ning for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, and Andrew Gillum and Chris King running for Florida Governor and Lt. Governor with the ballot topped by Sen. Bill Nelson running for U. S. Senate, and Mary Barzee Flores running in Congressional Dis trict 25. Joe Thomas, chairman of the Hendry Coun ty DEC, says this event will give local and area attendees the opportunity to meet, listen to, and ask our Democratic candidates about their mutual concerns and what an agreeable course of action should be. Thomas also adds that a 27 ft. sailboat will be available to give attendees short cruises on the Caloosahatchee River. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com with Fort Denaud, Rally, and the date October 13 in the search. Contact hend rydems@embarqmail.com or call (863)234-8890 if you need help in ordering your tickets online. HC Democrats to hold riverfront rally

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8 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 VOTE DARRELL HARRIS FOR HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 For more information or concerns call 863-673-5475 or 863-675-2565 VISION FOR HENDRY COUNTYWe want to become an economic jewel, creating diverse opportunities, promoting quality of life for all generations. Growing a county is very competitive. There are 3,141 other counties in the U.S. that are also striving to succeed. We must promote our positive attributes and nd solutions to our challenges better than anyone else. This is how we will enhance our competitiveness. If we can be aggressive in retaining existing business and bringing new businesses and jobs to Hendry County then the quality of life will increase. The tax base will increase with out increasing your taxes and families will be better off which means our schools will be better off. When this happens homes get built, new residents move in and retail follows the roof tops. With all of this comes new tax revenue to better care for the citizens. This means new parks, infrastructure, recreation, youth activities and in general more things to do for families right here in Hendry County. Improved opportunities for all Hendry County adults is critical for them to enhance the lives of their children. This will create enhanced economic conditions, better schools, less poverty, less crime and an overall better quality of life for existing citizens and new citizens/ families that decide Hendry County would be a great place to create a better life.I will be honored to continue to work for you as the District 2 County Commissioner. Thank you for your continued support and condence in me. Call 24/7 Home: 863-675-2565 Cell: 863-673-5474 Email: d_r_harris@yahoo.com Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Darrell Harris, Republican, for Hendry County Commissioner, District 2. 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 Looking for a place to bring your kids for Halloween? Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is hosting family-friendly Hal loween events this October. Local families are invited to trick-or-treat and enjoy spooky activities for free at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Charlotte Campus, Collier Campus, or Hendry/Glades Curtis Center. The Southwest Florida communi ty looks forward to our Halloween nights every year and were excited to welcome them back to one of our three campuses or regional center, said Dr. Sholondo Camp bell, Director, Ofce of Student Engagement. Our students are responsible for coordinat ing much of what happens at these events, and they bring their friends and families to join in the fun. FSW student clubs and organizations decorate rooms, build haunted houses, and even perform as ghosts or monsters. Guests of our Halloween events can also expect to enjoy costume contests, games, face paint ing, crafts, treats, and more. Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus Fright Night Tuesday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m. Building U, Room 102 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers (239) 489-9246 NOTE: After 8 p.m. the event will only be open to current FSW students. Charlotte Campus Haunted College Friday, Oct. 26 5:30-7:30 p.m. Building O 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda (941) 637-5634 Collier Campus Haunted Happenings Wednesday, Oct. 31 6-9 p.m. Building N, Room 148 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples (239) 732-3706 Hendry/Glades Curtis Center Haunted Happenings Thursday, Oct. 25 5-8 p.m. Building B Community Room 1092 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle (863) 674-6001 Reach out to individual FSW locations for more details. Only children 12 and under are permitted to wear masks and/or carry fake weapons. Please refrain from wearing inap propriate costumes. Family-Friendly Halloween Events Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Informed Choice Insurance Agency will be on hand to help you evaluate your Medi care options. The assistance program will take place at the following locations and times: In LaBelle at Hope Connections, 475 East Cowboy Way on the following Wednes days October 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on November 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In Clewiston at Hope Connections, 1200 S W C Owens Ave on the following Thursdays November 1 and November 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In Moore Haven at Hope Con nections, 200 Second Street on the following Thursdays, November 1 and 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Medicare open enrollment ends on De cember 7. Need paint for your project? Stop by one of the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Cen ters and check out their FREE recycled paint collection! In LaBelle stop by 1360 Forestry Division Road, Wed: 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m./1 p.m. 5 p.m. or Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and the rst Saturday of each month: 8 a.m. -12 p.m 863-675-5252. 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September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 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 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle Ramiro Rodriguez, the HendryLa Belle Recreation Board Director, and his family were the rst Hispanic family to be honored as a Pioneer Family at this past Swamp Cabbage Festival. Ramiro Rodriquez moved to LaBelle at an early age and attended the very rst Swamp Cabbage Festival. We commuted from Texas with fami ly friends to Immokalee in 1962. It took us almost three days to get here. The family moved to LaBelle in 1964, I was 7 years old at the time. I was born in Texas, but even though I was born an American cit izen people often assume I am not from America. I am of Hispanic heritage born in America, Rodriguez explains. When we moved here, my dad had a contract job with Bob Paul Inc., Rodriguez goes on, who had an 8,000-acre orange grove on Highway 29. My family planted every single orange tree on that property. Back in the early sixties there werent any people from Mexico living in this area, not one. There was so much agricultural work that people would come down to LaBelle and Immokalee to work. They would write letters and send the letters back to Texas to friends and relatives. All the farm and grove workers were all Americans of His panic descent that came from South Tex as. Before you knew it half of Immokalee and LaBelle were lled with people from South Texas. All the farm hands and grove workers were paid in cash. Most of the workers were paid six dollars a day. You would either work in the elds or starve to death, because there was no other work, Mr. Rodriguez says, Back then you didnt have the Handy or the Winn-Dixie. There was one store in Immokalee called Fred Barnes that sold hardware and groceries. And one in LaBelle called the Trading Post, now the abandoned old building across from McDonalds. I graduated from LaBelle High School in 1976. At that time Ramiro Rodriguez was one of ve Hispanic students, all American. If you look at the High School graduating class today it is over 60 percent Hispanic, in Clewiston that number is also 60 percent, and most of these kids are born and raised in Florida, so they are American citizens. A lot of times these citizens automatically get the label of Mexicans while most of them are born and raised here in the States as American citizens, Mr. Rodriguez ex plains. To be named as Pioneer Family is an honor, the rst Hispanic Pioneer Family to have bestowed this honor, we are real ly proud. Our family was so honored and proud we had 122 family members par ticipating in that parade! So many Hispan ic people are a part of this community, I would love to see a much greater Hispanic representation in the decision making of our City, County and State. Rodriguez family, rst Hispanic family named Pioneer Family Born in Italy to a Jewish mother and a Roman Catholic father, Holocaust survivor Cesare Frustaci will share his story at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Hendry/ Glades Curtis Center, Building A-114, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. The event is free and open to the public. At just two years old, Frustacis family was ordered to leave Italy. The family went to Hungary where he and his mother were forced to live inside a Yellow Star house within a Jewish ghetto. Hoping to save him, his mother sent him out onto the streets with only a piece of bread and his baptismal cer ticate. Frustaci will share his experiences during this time as a child in the Holocaust. Following Frustacis presentation, Sam Parish, director of Operations/Educational Specialist at The Holocaust Museum and Ed ucation Center, will discuss how persuasion affected the Holocaust. For more information, contact Pam Ma cander, senior staff assistant, at 863-6746000. Holocaust Survivor to speak at FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Recently at Rotary On Tuesday, September 18, the Rotary Club heard from Dr. Yiannis Am patzidis(left), who is on the faculty at the IFAS Center in Immokalee. Dr. Am patzidis spoke to the club about his homeland of Greece and on some tech nical advances that are occurring in citrus growing. The Rotary Club also presented the Junior Pro Basketball League with a sponsorship check. Ro tarian Darrell Harris(right) has been actively involved with the Junior League for decades. Arts of the Inland (AOI) and the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop invite you to exhibit your art, including photogra phy, sculpture, and fabric art, in the Gallery during the month of October. You may dis play and sell small art, crafts, jewelry, cards, and books in the gift shop throughout the year. Receiving day for art and gift shop items is Tuesday, October 2 from 3 to 6. Gift shop items may be brought to the Gallery that day and anytime during regular hours. All artists may submit 5 works for display and/or sell. The fee for members of Arts of the Inland is $20 and $25 for non-members. Memberships will be available at the Gallery. Gift shop items are not limited in number. Art must be original with artists name, me dium, and sale price on the back of each piece that is for sale. Please have each piece of wall art suitably framed with a wire hang ing system on the back. Saw tooth hangers do not work with the Gallery hanging sys tem. The AOI Barron Park House Gallery wel comes new and returning artists. For more details, you may call Marty Cowen at 239290-6837 or Connie Killebrew at 239-7710213. The Gallery is located at 471 No. Lee St. in LaBelle. See you there! Calling all artists and photographers

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10 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance Informed Choice Insurance Agency will be on hand to help you evaluate your Medi care options. The assistance program will take place at the following locations and times: In LaBelle at Hope Connections, 475 East Cowboy Way on the following Wednes days October 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on November 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In Clewiston at Hope Connections, 1200 S W C Owens Ave on the following Thursdays November 1 and November 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In Moore Haven at Hope Connec tions, 200 Second Street on the following Thursdays, November 1 and 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Medicare open enrollment ends on De cember 7. Need paint for your next project? Stop by one of the Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Cen ters and check out their FREE recycled paint collection! In LaBelle stop by 1360 Forestry Division Road, Wed: 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m./1 p.m. 5 p.m. or Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and the rst Saturday of each month: 8 a.m. -12 p.m 863-675-5252. In Clewiston 1381 Evercane Road, Tuesdays: 8 a.m. 12 p.m. or the rst Saturday of each month: 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. A VOTE FOR HARRIS IS A VOTE FOR THE PEOPLEDARRELL Putting People First is My Priority!VOTE FOR ELECT ARRISHF OR HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 For more information or concerns call 863-673-5475 or 863-675-2565Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Darrell Harris, Republican, for Hendry County Commissioner, District 2. R E D Advertise Here! 863.675.2541 cbadsales@newszap.com Milk Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake Ingredients 1 box of chocolate cake mix or Devils Food 1 box 3.9 oz chocolate instant pudding mix cup water 2/3 cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 1 cups milk chocolate chips cup chopped maraschino cherries Preparation: Preheat oven to 325, and spray a 10 Bundt pan with Bakers Joy or a like product. Place the rst 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix at slow speed for 1 minute and then increase to me dium for 2 minutes more. The batter will be thick. Fold in the chocolate chips and cherries, making sure that they are distributed throughout the bat ter. Pour into the Bundt pan smoothing out with a spatula. Place in oven and bake 55 to 60 minutes or until it test done. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes, then invert to a large plate and allow to cool 20 more minutes. Prepare the glaze while the cake is cooling Glaze 4 bars of milk chocolate (1.55 oz) or milk choc olate chips cups sifted confectioners sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract cup heavy whipping cream Break up the chocolate bars into pieces and put in a microwave bowl, micro on Med power 2 to 3 min utes stirring periodically until smooth. Stir in the sugar, vanilla and cream. Mix until smooth. Spoon warm glaze over the cake. let sit for 10 minutes (if you can) Slice and Enjoy! 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 www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. LABELLE 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Neal Livingston, Phil Lewis Se Habla Espanol UNDER CONTRACT www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935 863-675-2718SE HABLA ESPAOL Chelo Lopez Lic. Real Estate Broker LAKE FRONT HOME Check this out, 2005 double wide mobile home situated on a 1/4 acre lot. This home offers a split oor plan, kitchen with lots of cabinet space for storage, a walk in pantry and nice size utility room. Master bedroom very spacious, walk in closet, dual sinks and garden tub. Recent updates include all new within 3 years, hardwood oors, tile, new roof (2018), hot water heater, screened lanai, front deck plus new skirting. $93,500 GREAT HOME & EXCELLENT LOCATION! This 3 bedroom / 2 bath concrete block home is situated on beautifully landscaped lot Built in 2004, this home offers an open oor plan with over 1,800 sq. ft of living space, under truss covered lanai and oversized 2 car garage. The great room provides spacious living room, dining area, the kitchen is perfect for family living with plenty of storage, pantry, breakfast bar and all stainless appliances. Great master suite with his and hers walk in closets, dual sinks, separate shower and jetted tub. $219,900 180 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. 3BR/2BA CONCRETE BLOCK HOME with brand new metal roof, fresh paint inside & out and tons of living space! This home features a rocking chair front porch, formal entry into the formal living and dining area, and a 15 x 35 enclosed and air-conditioned Florida room. Located on a 1+/acre lot in Riverbend Estates, there are beautiful oaks in the front and back yards. You will love this setting and the sense of peace & serenity it brings you! $239,900. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol Its time for Jr Pro Basketball Its time for Jr. Pro Basketball. Jr. Pro Bas ketball for boys and girls. Sign-ups will take place Monday through Friday at the Hend ry LaBelle Recreation Board ofce located at 310 W. Cowboy Way (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or on Saturdays during Flag Football located next to First Baptist Church (FCB) 330 N Main St, LaBelle, FL or at First Baptist Church. If you are interested in coaching, refereeing, score keeping or being a team sponsor, please contact Darrell Harris at 863673-5475 or Preston Long at 863-673-3044. Caloosa Chase 5K The 23rd annual Caloosa Chase 5k run returns October 20 at LaBelle High School, starting at 8 a.m. For more information/entry form, call Coach Frost at (863) 674-4120. Sport Shorts By Coach Jeff Frost Special to the Caloosa Belle The Boys Cross Country team is off and running this year at LaBelle High School. Be fore the season the Cowboys were predicted to nish sixth out of seven teams in their Dis trict. But thanks to many newcomers, they have raised some eyebrows not only in their District but in all of Southwest Florida. In just their second race, LaBelle placed a very respectable fth out of 35 teams at the Fort Myers Invite. Only larger schools placed higher then the Cowboys who nished well ahead of their (2A) District opponents (Im mokalee, Dunbar, Lely, Oasis, Clewiston and Gateway). If that wasnt good enough, in their next race at Mariner, the Boys team nished rst out of 25 teams. They outdistanced all teams and District foe Dunbar nished a distant second, 30 points behind the victors. For LaBelle, Bo Campbell (Senior) nished third over-all out of 169 runners. He had a per sonal best time of 17:05. He was followed by teammates Jose Salgado (Sophomore) 17:32, Alexis Reyes (Freshman) 18:02, Dan iel Ramos (Freshman) 18:21, and Brian Bel tran (Sophomore) 18:29. Jesus Silva (19:15) and Elmer Caranza (20:12) also ran well for LaBelle. Finally, at the North Port Invitational this past weekend, the Cowboys competed in the ELITE RACE and Finished 11th out of 23 teams. Again, LaBelle was the highest plac ing small school out of those competing in the Elite Race. As a matter of fact, if they had competed in the BIG SCHOOL Race they would have placed second and rst in the SMALL SCHOOL Race! Their next race is this Friday (Set. 28th) in Lakeland at the Flrunners.com Invitational. GO COWBOYS! Boys Cross Country off and running Community Briefs

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September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petition on October 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the petition is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the petition for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for nal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on October 23, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard at the public hearings with respect to the petition. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition is available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, by phone (863-675-5240), email (mjohnson@hendrya.net), U. S. mail (P. O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at either meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 675-5240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail mjohnson@hendrya.net. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar en esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. Petition Number: VA18-0004 Applicant: Mary D. Seibel Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A VARIANCE OF 21 FEET RESULTING IN A REAR YARD SETBACK OF 4 FEET TO ALLOW FOR A POOL IN THE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (RG-2) ZONING DISTRICT. Project size: +/0.63 acres Location: 435 Live Oak Lane, LaBelle Florida 33935 Parcel ID: 1-29-43-06-040-0000-014.4 Request: The applicant is requesting a variance of 21 feet resulting in a rear yard setback of 4 feet to allow for a pool on the property. Legal description of subject property: A TRACT OF LAND, BEING A PORTION OF LOT 13, OF L.V. HULLS SUBDIVISION, SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 3, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 3, PAGE 9, OF THE RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING EASTERLY OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID TRACT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE S 89 W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 13, A DISTANCE OF 530.35 FEET, TO SAID EASTERLY RIVER RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE N 18 E, ALONG SAID RIVER RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 174.26 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED: THENCE CONTINUE N 18 E, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 207.88 FEET; THENCE S 77 E, A DISTANCE OF 225.65 FEET; THENCE N 85 E, A DISTANCE OF 182.77 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE S 00 E, ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET; THENCE S 85 W, A DISTANCE OF 182.77 FEET; THENCE S 00 E, A DISTANCE OF 114.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 W, A DISTANCE OF 288.35 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A PERPETUAL EASEMENT RIGHT OF WAY, LYING WESTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 13; THENCE S 89 W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 13, A DISTANCE OF 480.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, ALONG A CURVE, CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 03 A RADIUS OF 3000 FEET, A CHORD BEARING OF N 30 E, A CHORD OF 192.82 FEET, AND AN ARC DISTANCE OF 192.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A CURVE, CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 031 E A RADIUS OF 3000 FEET, A CHORD BEARING OF N 34 E, A CHORD OF 199.96 FEET TO THE END OF SAID LINE. By Chris Felker INI Florida MOORE HAVEN The Glades Education Foundations premier fundraiser of the year the fth annual Ragin Cajun Feast for Educa tion is coming up in October, and GEF lead ers are seeking sponsors and selling tickets for the event now. This fun, casual, festive fundraiser is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the Dunwoody Lodge in Clewiston, and will raise money for the foundations projects. Those include providing mini-grants for teachers and emergency help for students needs, assist ing educational programs throughout Glades County, and helping to nance the newly es tablished, GEF-sponsored Moore Haven Ele mentary School summer camp. At the annual fundraiser, participants will enjoy a full Cajun-style feast including boiled shrimp, seafood fettucine, boudin, frog legs and other delectable New Orleans-style dish es. Also available will be non-Cajun options for those who prefer a little less spice, including fried shrimp and sirloin steaks. There will be an open bar as well. Authentic Louisiana Cajun music will provide the background ambiance as diners enjoy a memorable evening with friends and family. Participants will be able to bid on nice silent and live auction items such as shing and hunting trips, artwork, jewelry, gift certif icates and more, offering the opportunity to win amazing prizes while championing the students in the Glades County public schools. Tickets which include entry, the feast, open bar, music, auctions and rafe drawings are available for $40 apiece for individuals or $75 for couples. A limited number of seats are available, so reservations are recommend ed. Sponsorships range from $100 for a sup porting member (two tickets and names included in the event program and press release), $500 for silver level (four tickets, re served table, names included in the materials, plus announced and displayed at the event), up to $2,500 for platinum level (eight tickets plus a larger table and the other perks, includ ing prominent display at the event). There also are bronze-level ($250) and gold-level ($1,000) sponsorships available. The GEF is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organi zation, so any payments (less the fair value of goods and services received) are tax-deduct ible. To learn more, visit gladeseducationfoun dation.org. Ragin Cajun Feast for Education will be Oct. 20 FORT MYERS Child Care of Southwest Florida has announced that ve of its learn ing centers have earned ve-star ratings, the highest classication, from the Early Learn ing Coalition of Southwest Florida. The top rating indicates that Child Care of Southwest Florida (CCSWFL) is offering a safe, high-quality educational environment for the children it serves. We gladly welcome the Coalitions rat ings team into our learning centers to show case our curriculum, academic programs and highly trained staff, said Chris Hansen, CEO of Child Care of Southwest Florida. Very few child care providers in this area earn ve-star ratings, so its especially grati fying to know that we are setting the indus try standard and dening what it means to be a high-quality early learning center. Through the Early Learning Coalitions Southwest Florida Stars program, eval uation teams rate child care centers in six areas: health and safety; professional de velopment and staff qualications; learning environment and classroom interactions; screening, assessment and curriculum; fam ily and community relationships; and pro fessional responsibility. Southwest Florida Stars is a voluntary accreditation program. Child Care of Southwest Florida loca tions earning ve-star ratings include The Childrens Learning Center at FSW (Fort Myers), Joseph H. Messina Childrens Cen ter (Fort Myers), The Community Childrens Center (Lehigh Acres), Childrens Garden of LaBelle (LaBelle) and Harlem Academy Child Care Center (Clewiston). Both Hendry County centers improved from four to ve stars this year, while the trio of Lee locations have maintained their excellent ve-star rat ings for the past four years. All Child Care of Southwest Florida cen ters are accredited through the National Ac creditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders and recognized as Gold Seal Quality Care Programs through the Florida Depart ment of Children and Families. Choosing an accredited child care cen ter is a critically important decision for par ents because those initial years set the foun dation for a childs lifelong learning, which includes social, emotional and academic learning, said Angela Anderson, Child Care of Southwest Floridas education program manager. We try to partner with parents to strengthen the school-to-home bridge, knowing parental involvement coupled with a strong early childhood education are key factors that predict future academic suc cess. Five Child Care of Southwest Florida locations earn ve-star ratings from Early Learning Coalition

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12 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE HENDRY COUNTY FUTURE LAND USE MAP Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the fol lowing Ordinance. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on October 9, 2018, at 5:05 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Ave., Clewiston, Florida. AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, MORE SPECIFICALLY BY CHANGING APPROXIMATELY +/111.4 ACRES OF LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO MULTI-USE DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard at the public hearing with respect to the proposed ordinance. Oral and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the petition and ordinance are available for inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 640 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners ofce, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department by phone (863-675-5240), email (mjohnson@hendrya.net), U.S. mail (P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975) or by fax (863674-4194). If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Planning and Zoning at (863) 675-5240; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail mjohnson@hendrya.net. Hendry County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Si necesita la asistencia de un intrprete que hable espaol para participar un esta reunin, por favor pngase en contacto con Myra Johnson al (863) 675-5240. LaBelle Kiwanis installed their new board members and ofcers on Tuesday night, September 18. The ceremony began with a ag presentation from LaBelle High Schools Explorer Club. Music was provided by The LaBelle Ki wanis Aktion Club, Zena Smith and mando lin players, Tom Schroeder and Mary Ruff. Special recognition went to Cecil Akin, a 35 year Kiwanis member (Cecil is also a Charter Member of the Club). Karan Roach was thanked for her service as secretary for the past 11 years and outstanding volunteers were Nikki Yeager and Margaret England. Kiwanis Lt. Governor, Mick Sheldrake ofciated the ceremonies. Sue Williams, past President presented her pin to Carole Schroeder, incoming President. The new President Elect, Mary Pringle received her pin. Mona Kajkowski was elected as secre tary and Darlene Soud as Treasurer. LaBelle Kiwanis new Board members are: Margaret England, Alonzo McKenzie, Crystal Rodri guez, Karan Roach, Tracy Nobles, Helen Mead and Nikki Yeager. LaBelle Kiwanis installs new board members and ofcers Photo courtsey/ LaBelle Kiwanis Left to right: Mona Kajkowski, Margaret England, Crystal Rodriguez, Helen Mead, Sue Williams, Carole Schroeder, Mary Pringle, Nikki Yeager, Darlene Soud, Tracy Nobles and Karan Roach. Photo courtsey/ LaBelle Kiwanis Past President Sue Williams recognized Cecil Akin for 35 years as a Kiwanis, Cecil is Charter Member of LaBelle Kiwanis.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 13 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 konan@hendryfla.net, online at www. hendryfla.net, 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY AIRGLADES ADVISORY BOARDNotice is hereby given that the Hendry County Airglades Advisory Board will hold a meeting on October 3, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the Airglades Airport Conference Room, 1090 Airglades Blvd., 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 Human Resources at (863) 675-5352; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail audelia.bustamante@hendryfla.net. 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 287456 CN/CB 9/9/19,26/2018 Public Notice Public Notice REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES AND INSPECTION SERVICES FOR DRAINAGE ENGINEERING DESIGN, WATERWAY CLEANING, CLEARING, AND RECONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE CONVEYANCE SYSTEM IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA RFQ No. 2018-21 Opening Date and Time: October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing professional engineering services and inspection services for drainage engineering design, waterway cleaning, clearing, and reconstruction work of a drainage conveyance system in Hendry County. Proposers shall have all services avail able 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 konan@hendryfla.net, online at www.hendryfla.net, 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. 288879 CN 9/26 CB 9/27/2018 Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on October 9, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to economic development ad valorem tax exemptions entitled as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUN TY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 1-2, ARTICLE VIII, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-2-112, ENACTMENT AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENERS ERRORS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The meeting is open to the public. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any mat ter discussed at such 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. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the County Attorney, 110 Broward Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. If you have a disability that will require special assistance or accommodation for your attendance at the meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; Hearing Impaired: Florida Relay 7-1-1; or e-mail keitha. daniels@hendryfla.net. 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. 288925 CN 9/26;CB 9/27/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Employment Full Time Flash Trucking Mechanic to work on semi trucks and equipment Call 863-674-1011 or 239-580-9003 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 Commercial Property Office/ business space for rent 216 S. Main St unit 4, LaBelle. Good location, good store front. More info call Patel: 407-697-4643 or 407-697-9083 Houses Rent 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 Roommate LABELLE Single Christian senior lady looking to share large home w/ same. call 863-6750866 for details 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 Lawn Service Gonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! We get the job done! 863673-6388. Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BILLS TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/08/2018, 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. 1B4HS28N21F545394 2001 DODG 288910 CB 9/27/2018 Fictitious Name NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Ildefonso Villeda conducting a Taxi Service business at 1035 Chris St W, Floirda, under the fictitious name of Taxi Hidalgo Service and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residents are as follows: Ildefonso Villeda 1035 W Chris St. LaBelle, FL 33935 Phone # 863-517-7464 or 863-517-2424 Ownership of Taxi Hidalgo Service is as follows: Ildenfonso Villeda 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Taxi Hidalgo Service under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Ildefonso Villeda DATE: 9/21/2018 289644 CB 9/27/2018 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAMEThe undersigned does hereby certify that Ildefonso Villeda conducting a Taxi Service business at 1035 Chris St W, Floirda, under the fictitious name of Taxi Hidalgo Service and that said firm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residents are as follows: Ildefonso Villeda 1035 W Chris St. LaBelle, FL 33935 Phone # 863-517-7464 or 863-517-2424 Ownership of Taxi Hidalgo Service is as follows: Ildenfonso Villeda 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Taxi Hidalgo Service under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. 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Fisheating Creek Trail Florida Association Do you enjoy hiking, kayaking, or bicy cling? Families, youth and adults invited to the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Association Sub-Chapter monthly meeting. Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. @ Carlson Meth odist Church Fellowship Hall 310 Campbell St., LaBelle For information Contact: Deanna Filkins 63-234-8181 dklkins@aol.com Membership Banquet planned 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 Airport. 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. Night of the Teenage Zombies When Mackenzie and her friends learn a group of students are heading to the spooky abandoned Bascomb House, they follow the students and sneak in. Go to the Fire house Community Theatre on October 5 or 6 to see what happens next!! Night of the Teeanage Zombies is directed by Maureen Doucette. There are over 20 local teens in this play!! Please support our young talent ed actors and get your tickets now!! Tickets online at www.rehousecommunitytheatre. com or call the box ofce at 863-675-3066. MOPS to Host Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale MOPS of LaBelle will host an Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale at First Christian Church on Saturday, October 6 from 7 a.m.11 a.m. Shop, sell, or donate to help this amaz ing ministry at First Christian Church. We believe better moms make a better world. Eight-foot tables are available to rent for $20. If you would like to donate items to MOPS for the yard sale, they are more than wel come. Contact Megan Narehood at (239) 206-9881 or mopsoabelle@gmail.com for more information about renting a table or donating items. All proceeds go towards costs to operate the MOPS Ministry. First Christian Church is located at 138 Ford Ave. Abstract Art Class Offered at Barron Park House Gallery Local artist Heather Caldwell will teach an abstract art workshop on Saturday, September 29 from 1 to 3 at the Barron Park House Gallery located at 471 No. Lee St. in LaBelle. The class, entitled Discover Your Inner Artist, is open to anyone 16 or older who wants to learn about abstract art. Heather, a former educator, believes that denying our creativity means denying our humanity. In this workshop, Heather will guide you through abstract painting tech niques while you have fun experimenting with color! The cost of the class is $20 for Arts of the Inland members and $25 for non-members. All materials will be provid ed. Space is limited so call Heather today to reserve your spot at 239-240-2656. VFW Post 10100 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. Have it your way. Mens Night, Every Mon. Night 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $1.00 off exclude Draft and Soda. Ladies Night, Every Thursday, $1.00 off, exclude Draft and Soda from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1st Thursday of every month House Committee Meeting at 6:00 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. Scarecrows on the Wharf LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corpo ration and MOPS of LaBelle invite the com munity to their rst ever Scarecrows on the Wharf event taking place on Desoto Ave nue from October 13-October 31. The deadline for registration and donation is Oc tober 13. Anyone interested in participation should email kelly@downtownlabelle.com or mopsoabelle@gmail.com for details. Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng R oo ng Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming 14 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 ACROSS 1 Meg, to Jo 4 Lighter 8 Fashion first name 12 Cathedral feature 14 Frre Jacques, e.g. 15 Heartfelt class? 16 Dismiss, in a way 17 Adopted 18 Daughter of Oceanus 19 Monopoly acquisition 20 Installments 22 Run using water, as a plant 24 Unsettled items 25 Gets absorbed 26 Lightweight boxer? 27 Redcaps workplace: Abbr. 28 __ Down In Darkness: Styron novel 29 Little projectiles 32 Hardly keeps cool 34 Rock __ 35 Greeting words 37 Like some pasta 38 Full of vitality 39 Filing aid 40 Call before a head-to-head contest 43 Reacted to a sock 44 Fruit sometimes fried 45 City on the Rhone 46 Like some fancy stationery 47 Forest coat 48 Walkabout director Nicolas 49 Many boomers: Abbr. DOWN 1 Plastic surgeons concern 2 Roger that 3 Reduced to ashes 4 Drive in the bedroom? 5 Words with throw or have 6 One of an elite eatery trio 7 Spots for private shoppers?: Abbr. 8 Gave 9 Almost ready! 10 Covers 11 More than not sure about 13 Quails 14 Nutritionists unit 16 Lincoln Center locale 18 Subject of a 1996 holiday craze 21 Swords superior? 22 Not square 23 Venerable 27 Forms a new state 29 Aquatic plant that reduces erosion 30 More rare, in a way 31 __ Redman, Gary Sinises role in Stephen Kings The Stand 32 Like expressions? 33 Fuel __: reactor component 34 Rabbit predators 35 They have plots 36 Traditional beverage 37 Prefix meaning sacred 39 Scotch serving 41 Local theater, informally 42 Purposes 44 __ se By Julian Lim (c)2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/24/15 01/24/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Saturday, January 24, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Community Briefs

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September 27, 2018 Caloosa Belle 15 Happenings at the LaBelle Moose Lodge Moose Lodge 2398 230 Jaycee Lions Drive, (863) 675-6255 Open: Tues-Sun 11:00 a.m. and Mon 3:00 p.m. Wednesday- Free Pool All Day! Fri 28 Burgers 5-7 p.m. Sat 29Steak Dinner 5-7 p.m. KARAOKE-Fri & Sat at 6:30 p.m. and Sun at 4:00 p.m. Special Events: Sept 29LIVE ACCOUSTICS @ 6:30 p.m. BY Dumpster Mike Oct 6-Save the TATAS First Annual Bike Run. All Bikers Welcome!! $10 per Bike-KSU at 10:30 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. at the Lodge. All proceeds go to Hendry County Pink Warriors Fund Other activities to be held at Lodge in cluding 50/50 and basket rafe Hamburgers and Wings 4-7 p.m. Karaoke by Steve White 6:30 p.m. Monthly Event Calendars Available Come Join us!! 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, crab-cakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Le gion Auxiliary are available $1/slice to sup port our Veterans. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. 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) 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 October 18 Thurs 7 p.m. Amer ican Legion & American Legion Auxiliary meets 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. Kiwanis Kids Day The Kiwanis Kids Day will be on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barron Park. There will be lots of games, bounce houses, food and fun. Mary the Clown will also be there. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of LaBelle. 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 and let her know of your interest. Peace Love and Paws The Caloosa Humane Society will hold their 9th annual Peace Love & Paws Gala, an evening for the animals on October 20 start ing at 5 p.m. at the Riverbend Motorcoach Resort. They will serve a prime rib dinner by Gator Hammock. There will be live music by Jame Prather, a silent auction, live auction, rafe. Tickets are $50 per person and are on sale now. You can purchase a ticket at CHS, 1200 Pratt Blvd or call them at 239-872-1892 and they will deliver. 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 Serving Clewiston, Harlem, LaBelle, Moore Haven, South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Lakeport, Immokalee, Port LaBelle and Okeechobee Stoppages water heaters main water supply re-pipe New Construction leak detection drain locator jetting sewer video and more... Call Eddie 863-233-3207Se Hablo Espaol Community Briefs

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16 Caloosa Belle September 27, 2018 Submitted photo Pet of the Week Bouncer is my name, fun is my game! Bouncer is a fun-loving 2 1/2 yr old black-mouth cur mix that is looking for someone to play with. Hes great with other dogs, is en ergetic and knows basic commands. Come play with Bouncer! Come meet Bouncer at the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check him out on our website Caloosahumaneso ciety.org. Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Egley speaks to the Rotary On Tuesday, September 11, the Rotary Club heard from Dr. Robert Egley from Hendry County Public Schools and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden. Dr. Egley and Sheriff Whidden spoke to the Club about the newly implemented Guardian Program and on the efforts, local ofcials are making to keep students safe at school.