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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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Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 October 25, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 43 By Chris Felker INI Florida HENDRY COUNTY The body of a de ceased white male Caucasian reportedly was found in a remote wildlife area, drawing a response from state and local law enforce ment agencies recently. An emailed tip to this newspaper provid ed a link to the NamUs website, that of the National Missing and Unidentied Persons System, where the discovery of the unrecog nizable human remains, with all parts recov ered, was reported near Clewiston. The man was reported to be an adult of unknown age between 18 and 60, whose height and weight could not be estimated, with straight brown hair about an inch long on top and shorter on the sides, a brown and gray goatee but no mustache, and blue eyes. An artists rendering of the deceased man as he might have appeared while alive is also on the site (namus.gov). According to a heavily redacted report provided by the Hendry County Sheriffs Of ce (HCSO), Sheriffs Deputy Darrin McNeil was dispatched at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, to the Dinner Island Wildlife Management Area located on County Road 833 in refer ence to a suspicious incident. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission ofcer then arrived at the scene, and a Hendry County detective, Sgt. Julio Perez, was contacted and instructed Deputy McNeil to turn the case and scene over to the FWC. All other details had been removed from the Hendry County sheriffs report. HCSO spokeswoman Capt. Susan Har relle said Wednesday, Oct. 17, that the case has been turned over to the Florida De partment of Law Enforcement for further investigation. FDLE Public Information Of cer Jessica Cary in Tallahassee stated that in checking with the regional ofce, she learned that FDLE is investigating a suspi cious incident that occurred in the area, but that she could provide no other information because it is an active investigation. I cant conrm that a body was located, Ms. Cary said. The case le on the NamUs website (Case No. 52719) identies FDLE Special Agent Nathan Coogan in Highlands County as being in charge of the investigation. Anyone who might have information re garding this case may reach Agent Coogan at 863-386-6085. Carrie Sutherland is the contact at NamUs and can be emailed at carrie.sutherland@unthsc.edu. Body found in remote Hendry United Way of Hendry and Glades is hap py to announce the addition of Greg Gunter to the staff. He will serve as staff sup port to the Hend ry Glades Unmet Needs Coalition. The mission of the coalition is to support individu als and families impacted by Hurricane Irma to recover and rebuild. Greg Gunter has been a resident of the area for over 20 years, and has a BS in Mar keting. Previously, he was an owner of La Belles Badcock Home Furnishing Store. Gunter has one son and a grand-daughter. Gunter will be working with survivors of Hurricane Irma by connecting them to resources to assist them to get back to a more normal life. The Hendry Glades Un met Needs Coalition partners with commu nity-based organizations, businesses, social service and government agencies and faithbased organizations to address emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the individu als and families affected by natural and manmade disasters in the counties. The United Way of Hendry and Glades is a volunteer organization dedicated to im proving the quality of life for all people in our community. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our commu nity, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and ini tiatives, helping them to work together fo cusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. United Way helps support a local human service network of 28 partner agencies and 64 programs. To reach the United Way Hendry Glades Manager, call (239)-433-7559. People in need of information and referral assistance to health and human services should con tact United Way 211. Simply dial 2-1-1, or (800) 887-9234, or visit the United Way web site at www.UnitedWayLee.org. Gunter Joins Hendry Glades United Way Submitted photo/ Paul Narehood Sheer Fear will soon be here! Its the scariest time of the year again, Halloween! Time for all the scary, scary things to come out and do what they do best! Are you brave enough to come out and play? Find out this weekend, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at Sheer Fear. Come out to the LaBelle Nature Park on Fraser Ave from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enter at your own risk. $5 per person, $4 for kids under 12 and be ready for a scary good time. WARNING: Sheer Fear is not for the faint of heart! Check out facebook.com/sheerfearhalloween. Sheer Fear is brought to you by Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board. Submitted photo Scarecrows on the Wharf Stop by Desoto Avenue in front of Barron Library to see all the fall fun. Come vote for your favorite scarecrow for the Peoples Choice Award on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 1:30 p.m. with an award presentation at 3 p.m. Greg Gunter of La Belle joins United Way.

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2 Caloosa Belle October 25, 2018 Treat everyone equally with dignity and re spect. Protect property values and manage tax dollars wisely. Develop a long-term in vestment strategy for protecting, sustaining and preserving all county assets. Manage growth sensibly to protect our identity while planning for our future for generations to come. Kenneth C. Diaz Paid political ad paid for and approved by Kenneth C. Diaz, no party afliation, for Hendry County Commission District 2My Mission Statement to you for my position as your Hendry County Commissioner District 2 Seat Submitted photo The Firehouse Community Theatre Presents Boeing Boeing Its the 1960s and bachelor Bernard, has a at in Paris and is engaged to three ight attendants from three different countries! Bernards perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and the girls schedules get changed! Fasten your seat belts as Bernard, his grumbling maid Berta, and his friend Robert struggle to keep the ladies from learning the truth! Will they be able to keep up this charade, or will a disaster occur? See Boeing Boeing, a fast-paced hilarious play, at the Firehouse Community Theatre in LaBelle! Tickets are on sale now at www.rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 (Leave a detailed message and some one will return your call!!). The play is being directed by Michael Shough and will be presented on October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, 4. (Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.). Photo: (Front, sitting) Elaina Butler, Jack Webb, Olympia Abrego, (Back row) Joel Hawkins, Christina Guerra and Brenda Barnes.

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4 Caloosa Belle October 25, 2018 Experts estimate it will take each voter 30 to 35 minutes to vote this election. At pre cincts with few voting booths, that means standing in line a long time. Supervisors of Elections are recommending you vote by mail. To request a Mail Ballot go to the web site for your County Supervisor of Elections. A 2016 court decision allows voters to cure a signature deciency on a mail ballot before the election to make sure their ballots count. If your name has changed, or your signature has changed since you last regis tered or voted by mail, update your signa ture with your Supervisor of Elections. Counties have spent millions on security upgrades to safeguard Floridas election pro cess. More than 99.9 percent of all votes in Florida are cast by paper ballots, which by law must be kept for 22 months to preserve every voters intent in case of a problem, not to mention a manual recount. Educate yourself about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Voting by mail, while convenient, is also the form of voting most susceptible to schemes and scams such as volunteers showing up at peoples homes offering to provide assistance in voting. Supervisors of Elections closely mon itor absentee voting to prevent such activity. Do your homework and take care to secure your Mail Ballot by following the instructions on the envelope so your vote will be count ed. Vote smart and vote by mail. Mary Giddens, Chair Glades County Party Letter to the Editor FallnFun Celebration Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church will be hosting a free FallnFun cel ebration on Wed. Oct. 31 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Join us for trunkortreating, snocones, popcorn, bounce houses and more. Call (863) 675-0656 for more information The Pumpkin Patch is back The Pumpkin Patch is at the First Bap tist Church of LaBelle through Oct. 31. The public is invited Monday through Friday, from 3-7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. -7 p.m., and Sundays 12:30-6 p.m. There will be pumpkins of all sizes for sale, story-time, games, face painting, crafts and hayrides. Fresh homemade baked goods will be on sale on the weekends. All proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch will go to support church missions. The First Baptist Church of LaBelle is located at 330 N. Main St. The Pumpkin Patch will be near the ball eld and accessi ble off Curry St. Hispanic Day Festival El Faro Church located at 431 Bryan Ave nue in LaBelle, Fl. will be hosting a Hispanic Day Festival on their church property. The Festival will be on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 11:00 a.m. There will be authentic Hispanic foods made and various activities throughout the day. Also commu nity organizations will be also set up around the property. Everything will be free. ALL are invited. Any questions you can call 863-8430264 La Iglesia El Faro localizado en el 431 Bry an Avenue en LaBelle, Fl. estar auspiciando un festival celebrando Da de Hispanidad. Este evento ser el sbado, 27 de octubre empezando a las 11:00am Habr comi da autntica hispana y varios actividades du rante el da. Tambin habr diferentes orga nizaciones de nuestra comunidad tambin participando. TODO va ser gratis y TODOS estn invitados. Cualquier pregunta pueden llamar al 863-843-0264. Family Fun Day On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 p.m. to early evening, Grace Baptist Church will host a Family Fun Day. There will be games, refreshments, movies for the children and adults. (The children will see animated Bi ble stories; the adults will view the lm I Can Only Imagine.) There will be a nursery available. The church is located at 4200 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd. in Pt LaBelle. For more infor mation, call 863-675-3349. Other events will also add to the fun and enjoyment. Ages 3 99 are encouraged to participate. Harvest Fall Festival On Sunday evening October 28 at 6 p.m. the LaBelle Assembly of God, 123 Fra ser Ave. is having a community wide Har vest Festival as an alternative to Halloween. This is a no charge event for the children and Adults of our community. They will have free hot dogs, games, and lots of candy and Face painting! There is a real possibility that some people might get wet. Wear your favorite costume or not and enjoy an evening of fam ily fun. Everyone is welcome and everyone is a winner. The best games anywhere. A Gathering of Christian Men The monthly meeting of A Gathering of Christian Men will be held at the Caloosa Baptist Chruch, 550 W Hickpochee Ave on the third Monday, November 12. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m with a Pot Luck meal. Please remember to bring a dish to share. We will then continue with our business meeting. You are really needed. Happenings at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church The Shepherd Episcopal Church is locat ed at 1098 Collngswood Pkwy just south of SR 80, Port LaBelle 863-675-0385 Just a reminder please be sure to vote Oct 25 Thursday Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Oct 25 Thursday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Oct 28 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Oct 31 Halloween Nov 1 Thursday All Saints Day Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Thursday Nov 1 Bible Study 10 :30 a.m. Nov 9 Spaghetti Dinner 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend Church Briefs BAKERS AND BIDDERS NEEDED for the DESSERT AUCTION Raising funds for the library can be FUN, and oh, SO tasty. The dessert auction will be T uesday, No vember 13, at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to donate a dessert, please call the library at 863-675-0833. Save the date on your calen dar, and join in the fun! SCARECROWS ON THE WHARF Fun for everyone SCARECROW DISPLAYS, Oc tober 13 31st with a family event on the 27th, Halloween Downtown, including Trick or Treating, Pet Costume Contest, Pumpkin Story Time, Vendors and so much more. Pick up your application and guidelines for creating a display at the ofce of LDRC, open to Businesses, Organizations, and In dividuals. Presented by LDRC and Mops of LaBelle. FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES Sec ond session in the ongoing Personal Finance Series will be Saturday, October 27, 11:00 11:30 a.m. Take advantage of this informational series taught by Cathy Perry. P AINTING WORKSHOP The Con dent Creator offers workshops the third Monday, of every month, however, there will not be a session in November. Next work shop is December 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join the fun and see what you can cre ate with paint and a little guidance. There is a $20 fee for the workshop, to cover the cost of supplies. Register now, as seats are limited. Call 863-675-0833. FREE TUTORING PROGRAM offered every Monday evening, 5:30 7:30 p.m. The tutor will be available to help your chil dren in grades 1st through 5th. This pro gram is being paid through funds received for the IHELP Grant. SEWING GROUP Interested in learn ing to sew, or just want to enjoy the com pany of others while working on individual projects, join this fun group on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30. CHESS CLUB Offering a time for ex perienced players to compete, and also an opportunity for beginners to learn the game, every Monday evening from 5:30 7:30 p.m. Event open to young and old alike. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME every T uesday morning at 10:45. Bring your little ones for fun stories and projects. BARRON BOOK CLUB The club meets at the library the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. Book selection for November 12, Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. If you enjoy reading and joining in dis cussions, you may be perfect for the Barron Book Club. Everyone is welcome! KOMPUTERS for KIDS the library is still working with Komputers for Kids Com munity Outreach of Southwest Florida, who make rebuilt computers available to families at an affordable price. Check them out at Barron Library. Barron Library Happenings

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October 25, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 To raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has dedicated Oct. 21-27 as National Retirement Security Week. And the evidence shows that increasing this awareness is indeed important. Consider this: Some 50 percent of households are considered at risk of not having enough money to maintain their living standards in retirement, according to the National Retirement Risk Index, produced by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. What can you do to help yourself stay out of the at risk category? Here are a few suggestions: Dene what retirement security means to you. Everyone has different ideas about what a secure retirement looks like. You might feel that true security means being able to remain in your current home and live independently throughout your life. Or you might only feel secure if you know you can afford to travel or help your grown children or grandchildren nancially. Once youve identied your own vision of retirement security, you should be able to determine the nancial resources youll need to reach your desired outcome. Create an appropriate nancial strategy. To achieve your idea of a secure retirement, you cant just hope for the best you need to create a comprehensive nancial strategy, accounting for your various sources of retirement income: Social Security, pensions, employer-sponsored retirement plans, your investment portfolio and so on. You need to know how much you can expect from these sources, and how you can strengthen them. Be diligent in your retirement savings. You could spend two or three decades as a retiree, so youll want to accumulate as many resources as you possibly can and that means youll need to save and invest diligently during your working years. Put in as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan and every time your salary goes up, try to increase your annual contributions. But you can also go beyond your employer-backed plan and contribute to an IRA. In all your retirement accounts, youll want to include a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments, within the limits of your personal risk tolerance. Establish an appropriate withdrawal strategy. Your retirement security isnt just based on how much youve built up before you retire it also depends on how you manage your assets and investment income during retirement. As you begin to take out money from your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts, you need to establish a withdrawal rate appropriate for your age, retirement lifestyle and asset level. If you take out too much each year, you risk outliving your resources, but if you withdraw too little, you might be shortchanging yourself on your quality of life. You may want to work with a nancial professional, who can review your entire situation income, expenses and so on and recommend an appropriate annual withdrawal gure. These arent the only keys to attaining retirement security but they can still help you move toward that goal. Keep them in mind as the years go by. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Retirement Security Week -Take Steps to Boost Your Retirement Security 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 Caloosa Belle/ Dale Conyers Raising funds for the Pink Warriors The American Legion Post 130 Benet for Breast Cancer Month was a success with their 6th Annual Save the Ta Tas Fund Raiser with additional co-operation and fund raising from VFW Post 10100 and the LaBelle Moose Lodge. All orga nizations are pleased to say that all funds stay in Hendry County and are gooing to the Hendry Regional Medical Centers Pink Warriors Fund. Presenting for the three organizations were: American Legion Steve Mockler, Finance Ofcer; VFW Post 10100 Marvin Ruble, Commander; Moose Lodge 2398, Pete Vasquez, Ad ministrator. The checks were presented to Lynn Chiarelli, Director of Physician Practices and Electa Waddell, Foundation/Marketing Director. The three LaBelle orgranization raised almost $3,500 for the Pink Warriors Fund, bringing the total raised for the fund this year to a little over $22,000. Pictured from Left to Right: Pete Vasquez, Electa Waddell, Lynn Chiarelli, Steve Mockler, Jim Rodgers, Marvin Ruble, Bethany Humphries, Linda Gille, Rose Mockler and Sharon Rodgers.

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6 Caloosa Belle October 25, 2018 Betty Louise Wayne Letson Withnell, 95 Betty Louise Wayne Letson Withnell passed away at age 95 on Oct. 15, 2018 at Oakbrook Health & Rehab Center LaBelle. Born in Beaver County, Pa. on Aug. 11, 1923 to Andrew Leon Wayne and Ada M. Hillier Wayne. She was preceeded in death by hus bands, Arthur Letson and E. Donald With nell. She is survived by nieces: Nancy Scully Lorenzen, Judy Kelley Black, Patricia Kelley Butler, Valerie Kelley-Hall, and Mary Kelley Kitchens. Betty worked in Pennsylvania as an air plane propeller welder at the beginning of WWII then moved to Ft. Lauderdale to live with her sister Helen Scully where she worked as a civilian driver of military bus es. Post-war she worked as an upholsterer. During the 1960s she owned and managed a western tack store located at Sunrise Blvd. & NE 9th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale. During the 1970s she and Don Withnell raced their thoroughbred horse in the East Coast Racing Circuit from Ohio to Florida. In the 1990s she ran an orange juice evaporator at the Berry juice Plant in LaBelle. Betty donated her remains to the Univer sity of Miami (FL) School of Medicine. At her request no services are planned. Arrangements are being handled by the Akin-Davis Funeral HomeLaBelle Chapel. James D. Merriman, 86 James D. Merriman, 86, a resident of Adams Woodcrest for the past year and a longtime resident of Preble, Indiana passed away Wednesday, Oc tober 17, 2018 at Ad ams Memorial Hospi tal in Decatur. He was born on Friday, February 12, 1932 in Adams County, Indiana the son of the late Omer H. Merriman and the late Mary B. (Carr) Merriman. He married Marge Menter on June 7, 1953 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble. They were married for 65 years be fore Jims passing. Jim was a 1950 graduate of Monmouth High School. He retired in 1994 as owner & operator of Amishville, USA. He had previously owned Merrimans Family Restau rant & was the manager of Happy Humpty Restaurant. He had also worked for Don Ray Drive-a-Way from 1983 to 2005. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble where he had served as chairman and vice-chairman of the congregation and taught Sunday school. Jim had also served on the Wyneken School Board & served as president of the Social Club in Preble. He enjoyed winters in Florida with his wife. Jim and Marge were active in the Christ the King Lutheran Church in LaBelle, Florida. Jim served as an Usher and was on various committees. He helped decorate the Church for Christmas and Easter. He was well known for his pancakes at their pan cake and sausage meals. Jim was always willing to volunteer with anything that needed done in the commu nity or the church. He loved his family very much. Survivors include his wife, Marge Merri man of Preble; son, Randy (Beth) Merriman of Decatur; two daughters, Judith Teague of Fort Wayne and Gail (Carey) Webster of Roanoke; two sisters, Rowena Vogel wede of Decatur and Sandra Sue Yodice of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Shanon (Heather) Merriman, Anthony (Rachel) Merriman, Ryan (Nickol) Teague, Aaron (Caitlyn) Teague, T.J. Steensma, Ty ler Steensma, and Trey Steensma, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sis ter, Rose Kneuss and a son-in-law, Clyde Teague. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble. Pastor Andrew Yeager ofciated. Interment followed in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Preble. Friends were received from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Woodcrest Chapel on Oc tober 20, 2018 and on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Preferred Memorials are to St. Paul Lu theran Church, Wyneken Lutheran School, or Worship Anew. George Emory Dyess 74 George Emory Dyess of Grifn, GA passed away on October 12, 2018 after suffering from a devastating disease of Par kinsons. George Emory was born on De cember 15, 1943 in LaBelle, Florida to Glenn Raymond Dyess and Mary Farrey Dyess. George served in the Navy and trained as an airplane mechanic which became his lifetime career and passion. After leaving the military, he worked for Delta Airlines and for the Grifn Airport. He is survived by his sis ter Glenda Dyess Harris and her husband, Darrell; many nieces and nephews and his son, Rodney Dyess. When he wasnt working on airplanes, George had varied interests including bee keeping and ying. He was a member of First Assembly where he sang in the Choir for every performance and built sets for all the productions of the past 18 years. He will be fondly remembered as a servant mak ing coffee for his Sunday School class and Choir. He was a generous giver to Missions and supporter of Missions trips and those going on them. He will be greatly missed by his immediate family, church and choir fam ily and special friends Susie Axtell, Darrell, and Scott Creswell. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church at 12:30, Sunday Oct 28. Hendry Regional Medical Center is now accepting applications for WISH Community Scholarships These scholarships are open to citizens seeking careers in licensed healthcare elds. Applications can be submitted now through November 2nd. If youre interested in applying for a HRMC Scholarship, or if you need additional information call 863-902-3009 On Tuesday, November 6 Early Voting Starts on October 22 and goes until November 3 Make Your Opinion Count: VOTE DARRELL HARRIS FOR HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 For more information or concerns call 863-673-5475 or 863-675-2565 Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Darrell Harris, Republican, for Hendry County Commissioner, District 2. James D. Merriman, 86 James D. Merriman, 86, a resident of Ad ams Woodcrest for the past year and a longtime resident of Preble, Indiana passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born on Friday, February 12, 1932 in Adams County, Indi ana the son of the late Omer H. Merriman and the late Mary B. (Carr) Merriman. He married Marge Menter on June 7, 1953 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble. They were married for 65 years before Jims passing. Jim was a 1950 graduate of Monmouth High School. He retired in 1994 as owner & operator of Amishville, USA. He had previously owned Merrimans Family Restaurant & was the manager of Happy Humpty Restaurant. He had also worked for Don Ray Drive-aWay from 1983 to 2005. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble where he had served as chairman and vice-chairman of the congregation and taught Sunday school. Jim had also served on the Wyneken School Board & served as president of the Social Club in Preble. He enjoyed winters in Florida with his wife. Jim and Marge were active in the Christ the King Lutheran Church in LaBelle Florida. Jim served as an Usher and was on various committees. He helped decorate the Church for Christmas and Easter. He was well known for his pancakes at their pancake and sausage meals. Jim was always willing to volunteer with anything that needed done in the community or the church. He loved his family very much. Survivors include his wife, Marge Merriman of Preble; son, Randy (Beth) Merriman of Decatur; two daughters, Judith Teague of Fort Wayne and Gail (Carey) Webster of Roanoke; two sisters, Rowena Vogelwede of Decatur and Sandra Sue Yodice of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Shanon (Heather) Merriman, Anthony (Rachel) Merriman, Ryan (Nickol) Teague, Aaron (Caitlyn) Teague, T.J. Steensma, Tyler Steensma, and Trey Steensma, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Kneuss and a son-in-law, Clyde Teague. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble. Pastor Andrew Yeager ofciated. Interment followed in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Preble. Friends were received from 3 to 4 p.m. Sat urday at the Woodcrest Chapel on October 20, 2018 and on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Preferred Memorials are to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wyneken Lutheran School, or Worship Anew. Obituaries Moose Lodge plans events Moose Lodge 2398, 230 Jaycee Lions Drive, (863) 675-6255. Open: Tues-Sun @11 a.m. & Mon @3 pm LOOM Mtg: First & third Monday of the Month Wednesday- Free Pool All Day We are serving Burgers every Saturday 11-2 p.m. Help support our lodge and volunteers that make this possi ble. FriBring snacks and Finger Food 5-? Join our Costume Party! SaturdayWings 5-7 p.m. KaraokeFri & Sat Nite @ 6:30 p.m. & Sun @ 4:00 p.m. Special Events: Fri Oct 26Halloween Par ty!! LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398 Welcomes Live 7-11 p.m. Boone County Band. Costume contest *Flossing contest* 50/50* Basket Rafes *TV Rafe and much more!! All Welcome to join in the feast-tivities!! 5-? p.m. Sat Oct 27 -Jewelry Show Paparazzi by Debra All Jewelry under $5.00 Event Calenders Available! Community Briefs

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October 25, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 Diaz Political Ad Misleading Hendry County Residents on Airglades Airport With all due respect to my opponent, Ken Diaz, his recent political ad about the Airglades Airport project was anything but truthful. As a longtime resident of Hendry County, he should know that the Airglades Airport expansion represents one of the most exciting projects to happen to our community in decades, with jobs, innovation, and the diversication of our economy well within reach. Its shocking that he would attempt to sabotage a project that could provide Hendry County residents with the jobs and opportunity for economic growth they truly deserve at no cost to the county for his own political gain. As a county commissioner and a strong supporter of this project, I have worked to ensure that no taxpayer dollars will be committed to this project until the nearly 1,000 jobs it will bring are created. This safeguard ensures that any risk in the project is shouldered by the private sector not taxpayers. Diaz conveniently left this out when arguing against a project that independent economists suggest will bring many benets to our county, including jobs, increased revenue for schools, local government, and retail businesses. Future incentives on the project will only be paid out once additional jobs beyond the initial 1,000 jobs are created. The concerns over Hendry Countys application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are com pletely unfounded. This entire project has progressed according to schedule and approval from the FAAs Airport Privatization Pilot Program is on track, and Airglades has already received preliminary approval. Airglades International Airport is one of three other airports that have received preliminary approval, and the application to receive nal approval is about 70 percent complete. It is clear Diaz does not understand the future of Americas airports, and what the FAA hopes to do through the FAAs Privatization Pilot Program. The Federal government, through the FAA, made it clear in the 1996 Federal Reauthorization Act that they are getting away from managing publicly-run airports, making them more in line with major airports around the world, which are private. Today, the FAA is actively encouraging private involvement in our nations airports through the Airport Privatization Program. Airglades International Airport has been working to achieve this goal since 2010. The FAA Privatization Pilot program will help counties with underutilized airports that lack the economic resources to develop them to their potential thus the programs (led by the FAA) to incentivize the private sector to invest in these airports to create regional economic opportunity around an expanded, thriving, regional airport facility. Without private investment from Airglades International Airport, LLC, our airport would continue to languish, providing few jobs and little hope of improved economics. Securing approval through the FAAs Airport Privatization Pilot Program will also ensure the project will not get caught up in the bureaucracy and red tape that have frustratingly prevented so many other projects from moving forward in our area. Nearly all of improvements to Airglades International Airport will be funded by the private sector, not taxpayers. Once selected, a private investor/developer will be responsible for, among other things, the con struction of a 10,000-foot runway plus parallel and connecting taxiways. As the project has taken shape, Airglades International Airport, not taxpayers, have paid for application costs, the feasibility studies, and expenses for compliance. It is disappointing that my opponent has made it his personal mission to support the status quo and stand in the way of a signicant opportunity for job creation, which our county so badly needs. We are well aware of Hendry Countys job challenges, and an expansion of Airglades Airport would help us to bridge this gap by encouraging outside economic investment from many rms that are currently doing business at Miami International Airport. Hendry County is ideally situated nearly 100 miles north of Miami International Airport, making us an attractive location for freight companies looking to save fuel and stay away from the congestion of South Florida. Airglades International Airport will be a win-win for Hendry County taxpayers. By creating jobs, it will in crease our countys tax base, and protections have been put in place to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. I encourage our residents to get all the facts about this exciting project. Once completed, it will be a game-changer for our community. Do you have any questions or conerns over the Airglades project or any concerns over Hendry County, if so call me Id be happy to come to your house and discuss them. I am a commissioner for all of Hendry County. VOTE DARRELL HARRIS FOR 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. Submitted photo Left to Right Front Row: Nicole Alanis, Aaron Montesino and Brogan Blanco. Second Row: Daniela Perez, Fabian Arrieta, Eli Garcia, Keshawn Williams and Cristalady Castro. Third Row: Ila Russell, Mason Flournah, Evelyn Carranza, Raegann French and Erika Espinosa. Back Row: Lizeth Carreon, Angel Gomez, Zitlaly Lopez, Alabama Hellard and Angel Castro-Olvera. Submitted photo Left to Right Front Row: Luz Sanchez, Kamryn Johnson and Rayden Rios. Mid dle Row: Kavin Carreno, Dalylah Gomez, Kristy Wingate and Gabriella Pequeno. Back Row: Jacquay Bradshaw, Edwin Hernandez, Samuel Morales, Kelsey Moreno and Anette Rodriguez. 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 ticket to get into the most wonderful and scariest haunted houses in LaBelle. They will be hav ing this event on Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee to get into the haunted house, and there will be a conces sion stand where you can get drinks, snacks and other items. Haunted Happening Thursday, Oct 25 from 5-8 p.m. in FSW Building B, 1092 E. Cowboy Way. The Hend ry/Glades community and FSW family are invited to this night of fun frights including Trunk or Treat! School Briefs LaBelle Elementarys September Students of the Month Its time for Junior Pro Basketball Its time for Junior Pro Basketball for boys and girls. Sign-ups will take place Mon day through Friday at the Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board ofce, located at 310 W. Cowboy Way (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or on Sat urdays during Flag Football located next to First Baptist Church (FCB), 330 N. Main St., LaBelle, or at First Baptist Church. If you are interested in coaching, refereeing, score keeping or being a team sponsor, please contact Darrell Harris at 863-673-5475 or Preston Long at 863-673-3044. We need A-Team and Girls Team coaches. Sport Shorts

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8 Caloosa Belle October 25, 2018 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 Now New Patients Same Day Appointments Enjoy the ultimate exibility, freedom and higher level of service. Whether its a wellness checkup or a sick visit, we can see you today! 13214 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33905 239-694-7887 MondayFriday Open 8 A.M. P.M. 4881 Palm Beach Blvd, Ste 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905239-693-9191MondayFriday 8 A.M. P.M. Now Open Saturday 9 A.M. P.M.FEELING ILL?OUR FORT MYERS OFFICE CAN SEE YOU www. MillenniumPhysician.com WALK-INS WELCOME ON SATURDAYS! Submitted photo Coeld speaks at Kiwanis Joseph Coeld from the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club spoke at Kiwan is about his goal getting the United States Constitution Booklets to every 5th grader, 220,000, in the entire 67 counties and 7th grade students (where requested and can be sponsored). Superintendent Paul Puletti and Super intendent Scott Bass are two of many school ofcials who felt the booklets helped improve the scores on the Civics Exam for the 7th grade students. For Hendry and Glades Counties, the booklets are already in the hands of the 5th graders, thanks to Representative Cary Pigman, Wayne Simmons, Southern Heritage Real Estate & Investments and 1st Bank. The Rotary Club of LaBelle will be putting them in the 7th grade in Hendry County and the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle will be delivering them to the 7th graders in Glades County. Thanks to Joseph Coeld a leading educator since 1999 for work ing so tirelessly to build a better tomorrow.

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October 25, 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 Submitted photo Donation from the Chamber The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present a donation to Sprout Catering and the Port LaBelle Inn. Sprout Catering and the Port La Belle Inn donated their venue and catering services to the Chamber for the Chambers Annual Membership Dinner which was held on October 8. Friday, November 9 the LaBelle High School Honor Society will present a Tribute to All Veterans at 9 a.m. at the high school auditorium. Everyone in the community and all veterans are invited to attend. Following their program the high school FFA will serve a pancake breakfast with plenty of coffee and time to visit with friends and veterans. Sunday, November 11 Veterans Day It is a National custom to have the ceremony across the nation on the 11th Day of the 11th Month at 11 a.m. The VFW, American Legion and DAV are hosting the annual Veterans Day Ceremo ny at 11 a.m. at the Newly Updated Veterans Park on SR80/Main Street. The ceremony will include the unveiling of the new granite Veterans WALL and the ringing of the 1934 liberty type bell for the rst time. The Bell has been donat ed by the Richard Lynn Family in his memory. Everyone is invited to attend. Veterans Day Celebrations: VFW POST 10100 Montly Oct. 27, Sat. Stricks BBQ Dinner. Serv ing will begin at 5:00pm. Razor Edge Kara oke will begin at 5:00 p.m. Oct. 31, Wed. TRUNK or TREAT from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. For the children FREE hot dogs and chips. Cost for the adults. Nov. 11, Sunday VETERANS DAY. There will be a Ceremony at the Veterans Park on Hwy. 80 beginning at 11:11 a.m. A covered dish lunch to follow will be served at 12:00 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, Sat. 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. Open to the public Turkey Shoot 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month at 1:00 p.m. Open to the Public 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. La Leche League The La Leche League will meet the sec ond Thursday every month from 5-7 p.m. at Barron Library, 461 N Main Street, LaBelle. At La Leche League Meetings, we provide breastfeeding education and support. You can look, listen and ask questions. Some parents help each other and nd friends. Come when you can and leave when you need to. The League will meet on the follow ing dates in 2018: Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. For more information, call Maria at 863612-6264 or drop her an email too Maria. LLLHendryCounty@gmail.com. Theatre group seeks help 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. Be part of the arts in our community! 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. Community Briefs

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10 Caloosa Belle October 25, 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. Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Friday Night on Ft Thompson is back People enjoying a performance by The Bare Facts Band Friday, October 5 on Fort Thompson. As members of the art community, you are invited to submit up to 2 framed or gal lery wrapped pieces of art for the Barron Park House Gallerys art show Perceptions 2018. All artworks will be juried for entry into the show and are subject to approval by Arts of the Inland jurists. Acceptable me diums are photography, acrylic, oil, pastels, mixed media, pen and ink, watercolor, and charcoal. Works must be original and com pleted within the past two years. Works that have received an award higher than hon orable mention in any AOI or ACSWF art show are not eligible. All artists are invited to enter your art, regardless of whether you are a member of Arts of the Inland or the Art Council Southwest Florida. Art will be received at the Barron Park House Gallery on Tuesday, October 30 from 3 to 6 pm. It must be ready to hang with a wire hanging system. Saw tooth hangers are not allowed. Entry fee for members of AOI is $10 for each piece and $15 for non-mem bers. Applications will be available at the Gallery that day. The show ofcially opens on Friday, No vember 2 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Winners will be announced with cash prizes and ribbons awarded that evening. Artists will also have the opportunity to discuss their works with judge David Meo, a profes sor at FGCU. The reception is open to the public and attendees will be able to vote on The Peoples Choice award. It will be a fun-lled evening with wonderful art, good food, and beverages. Everyone is welcome! The Barron Park House Gallery is located at 471 No. Lee St. and is open Thursday thru Sunday from noon to 5. For more informa tion, you may call Connie Killebrew at 863674-1412 or Marty Cowen at 863-675-4710. Calling All Artists for art show Submitted photo Help those hit by Hurricane Michael The folks and patrons at Two Peas Cafe collected items to send to the Pan handle of Florida to help those hit by Hurricane Michael. Charles Phillips took the donations on Sunday, October 21. Above is a shot of some of what has already been donated. Charles Phillips has also collected 130 ve gallon buckets full of cleaning supplies. By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies ar rested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on sus picion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molesta tion, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than 12 and one count of sexual ac tivity with a child. Leal Collazo was previously arrested in May by Hendry County Sherriffs ofce dep uties on three charges of lewd and lascivious molestation, he was living in LaBelle at the time. While in jail he was served with a Col lier County warrant on child sex abuse. According to court documents, the abus es took place in LaBelle and in Immokalee. After his case is resolved in Collier, Leal Collazo may face prosecution in Hendry County. The girls said that Leal Collazo had ei ther forced them to have sex with him or touched them inappropriately. The girls said that the abuse took place several times be tween 2011 and 2017. In May, the Florida Department of Chil dren and Families received a report that Leal Collazo locked the girl in a home in Hendry County while verbally abusing them, threat ening them and their mother. The girls told investigator that their mom didnt believe them when they told her about the abuse, the mom called them liars or said they were crazy. Leal Collazo was booked at the Naples Jail Center. Bail was set at $3.15 million. LaBelle man accused of abusing girls

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October 25, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 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. Nov. 2nd & 3rd, 2018 | 10:00am 5:00pmahtahthiki.com | 863-902-1113 21ST ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS CELEBRATION Submitted photo Pet of the Week this is Betsy. Shes a three year old spayed medium hair female kitty. Betsy is very sweet and loves to sleep in a ball. Come play with Betsy at the Caloosa Humane Society, 1200 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935, or check her out on our website Caloosahumanesociety.org.

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12 Caloosa Belle Thursday, October 25, 2018 A.Duda & SonsA.Duda & Sons has a great opportunity for the following positions at its Moore Haven and LaBelle Farms. Looking for a dependable team player. Tractor Drivers Backhoe Operator Forklift Operator Mechanic or Helper Duda offers great benefits and candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug/back ground screening. Apply in person: A.Duda & Sons 12250 S. SR 29 Felda, FL 33930 Gate #4 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time INVITATION TO BID CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT CR833 AND CR846, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FINANCIAL PROJECT NO. 433692-1-54-01 Bid No. 2018-14OPENING DATE AND TIME: NOVEMBER 1, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida, for Construction Services in connection with intersection improvements at CR833 and CR846, Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners, c/o the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by November 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained online at www. hendryfla.net under the Public Information tab, or from the Hendry County Engineering Department, located at 99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), or by calling (863) 675-5222. Firms are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 10:00AM at the Engineering Department, 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935. 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. 291077 CN 10/3,10,17,24 CB 10/4,11,18,25/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Gar age/ Ya rd Sales Garage Sale 2835 Case Rd Sat-Sun, 7:30-2 Fiberglass party table, huge ABS pads, 20 gas stove, New robot, Furniturechairs, tables, beds, wicker. Toys, Collectable glassware, Tools, 20ft box w/trailer, 500gal storage tanks LOTS MORE ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Laurel Oaks Neighborhood Yard Sale Springview Circle Sat Nov 3rd 8am-noon Clothes, tools, crafts, Jams and lots more 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. Apartments Greentree South Apartments 2 & 3 br apartments. Includes all appliances, window treatments. Coin operated laundry conveniently on site. Bilingual staff. Sewer & trash included in rent. Tenant pays electric & water. Rental Rates from $699 Rental applications available at: 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-0313 greentreesouth@ centurylink.net Equal Housing Opportunity Provider 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 2 bed, 2 bath upgraded kitchen, on very large lot. Pets considered. First, last and security. Community pool. $900 a month. 863-675-0104 RIVER HOME 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, corner lot on canal & river, East of LaBelle, $1100/mo. Credit check req. 970708-9993. Affordable single office for rent in LaBelle. Internet, kitchen, confer ence rooms, good park ing, close in. Also virtual office services available. Call Lori 239-292-4458 Storage Space Rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5x10 $42.80; 8x10 $53.50; 10x10 $58.85; 8x25 $96.30; 24hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Land Sale 2 ACRES 3Bdrm./2Ba., 20x20 metal shed. $170,000. Call 239-6917960 Mobile Homes Sale 2BR, 2BA, furn., C/A, on large lot in Horseshoe Acres. Owner financ ing with 20% down. $45,500. Call 863-6736467 or 863-675-8010. New 3 and 4 bedroom modular homes starting at $89,900. Easy financ ing on your lot. Call 863675-8888 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: 1 Stop Towing & Recovery gives No tice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 11/07/2018, 10:00 am at 319 N Industrial loop labelle, fl 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 1 stop towing & recovery reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FDNK64NXFVA11104 1985 FORD 295406 CB 10/25/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18CP102IN RE: ESTATE OF DENNIS JAMES BARRY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DENNIS JAMES BARRY, deceased, whose date of death was May 27, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 18, 2018. MICHAEL BARRY Personal Respresentative P.O. BOX 3145 Paso Robles, CA 93447 K. Matthew Rentz II Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 1003358 The Rentz Law Firm, P.L.L.C. 97 Park Avenue LaBelle, FL 33935 Email Address: mattrentz@rentzlawfirm.com Telephone: (863) 674-1935 293903 CB 10/25;11/1/2018 Administr ation of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18CP102IN RE: ESTATE OF DENNIS JAMES BARRY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DENNIS JAMES BARRY, deceased, whose date of death was May 27, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 18, 2018. MICHAEL BARRY Personal Respresentative P.O. BOX 3145 Paso Robles, CA 93447 K. Matthew Rentz II Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 1003358 The Rentz Law Firm, P.L.L.C. 97 Park Avenue LaBelle, FL 33935 Email Address: mattrentz@rentzlawfirm.com Telephone: (863) 674-1935 293903 CB 10/25;11/1/2018 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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Trail Association meeting Do you enjoy hiking, kayaking, or bicy cling? Families, youth and adults invited to the Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Associa tion Sub-Chapter monthly meeting. A list of upcoming activities will be available at the meeting. Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. @ Carlson Methodist Church Fellow ship Hall, 310 Campbell St. LaBelle. For in formation Contact: Deanna Filkins 863-2348181 dklkins@aol.com. Have you ever been a student of Penny Fox? If so, youre invited to a past students only art class at the Barron Park House Gal lery on Thursday, October 25 and Fri day, October 26 from 1 to 4. The subject is Seascapes and you may use watercolors or acrylics. Call 239-292-7105 for all details. BBQ Chicken Dinner The Sons of the American Legion are hosting a BBQ Chicken Dinner with cole slaw and baked beans, Saturday, October 27th from 4:00 p.m. till only $6; Hal loween SCARE*E*OKE with Steve White. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Wel come. American Legion Post 130 is located at 699 SR80 West, across from the Shell sta tion. For further info call 863-675-8300. Rotary has Turkey Shoot The LaBelle Rotary Club will hold their annual Turkey Shoot on Nov. 9 from 6 un til 9 p.m and Nov. 10 from 4 until 9 p.m. Shotguns and ammo are provided for free or bring your own shotgun. Shooting tickets may be purchased for $4 in advance from a Rotarian or at the gate. Veterans (with a proper ID) receive discount shooting ticket of $3. Food will be available. The best shot in each group will win a certicate for a fro zen turkey from Publix. All proceeds will go to the Rotary Foundation. Look for signs on SR80 to the event which is 7.5 miles west of LaBelle or 3.5 mile east of Alva. A shooting ticket is also good for the rafe of a Ruger 10/22 SS Take Down .22LR rie on the 9th and for the rafe of a Beretta A300 Outland er 12 gauge shotgun on the 10th. All ATF rules apply on gun giveaways. Contact Ron Zimmerly at 863-673-0788 or e-mail him at zim60@hotmail.com for more information. MCS to host Trunk and Treat Event The Muse Community Association is hosting its Trunk and Treat event on Oc tober 31, from 5:00 -8:00 at the commu nity building 3897 Loblolly Bay Rd. Games for the kids inside, wings on the grill outside! Decorate your car trunk, and pass out treats from your car. $25.00 prize for best costume, $10.00 for second and third place. Come for the fun! Thursday, October 25, 2018 Caloosa Belle 13 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMITThe Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (File No. 365067-001) to Garcia Family Farms, LLC., 3333-24 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23452, for a new sand mine in Hendry County. The proposed approximately 600.2-acre project site is located within a larger agricultural development. The project site is cur rently developed as row crops. Construction and operation of the stormwater management system for the existing agricultural development was authorized under South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Permit No. 2600623-P. SFWMD Permit No. 26-00623-P will not be superseded for the agricul tural areas, instead, Permit No. 26-00623-P will be modified prior to each phase of mine expansion, to accommodate the change in land use. The site will be reclaimed in accordance with the mandatory reclamation standards set forth in Chapter 62C-39, F.A.C. The post-reclamation land use of the approximately 600.2-acre area will consist of three lakes. The Phase 1a lake will consist of 139.3-acres with a 4.218-acres littoral zone, Phase 1b lake will consist of 144.2-acres with a 4.852-acres littoral zone, and the Phase 2 Lake will consist of 207.4-acres with a 5.363-acre littoral zone. The sites post-rec lamation land use will consist Approximately of 490.9-acres of Lakes (FLUCCS 522), 89.9-acres of Improved Pastures (FLUCCS 211), 12.7-acres of Freshwater Marshes (FLUCCS 641), 4.8-acres of Ditches (FLUCCS 510), and 1.9-acres of Herbaceous (Dry Prairies) (FLUCCS 310). The estimated life of the mine is twenty years. The construction phase, including reclamation, of this permit expires in approximately twenty years. The project is located in Section(s) 14 and 15, 22 and 23, 10, Township 47 South, Range 33 East, South of the city of Clewiston, along the east side of Sam Jones Trail (County Rd 833), two miles south of County Rd 835 in Hendry County, Florida. This site is within the drainage basin of the Feeder Canal, Class III waters. The Department will issue the environmental resource permit unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., before the deadline for filing a petition. On the filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the hearing process may result in a modification of the agency action or even denial of the application. Therefore, on the filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. Petition for Administrative Hearing A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to rule 28-106.201, F.A.C, a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service pur poses during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the peti tioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the ac tion that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. The petition must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000 or at Agency_Clerk@dep.state.fl.us. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. Time Period for Filing a Petition In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C, petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hear ing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Extension of Time Under rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are af fected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000, before the applicable deadline for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation Mediation is not available in this proceeding. The files associated with this order are available upon request. Please address your request to MiningAndMitigation@dep.state.fl.us and include the file number in your request. 294500 CB 10/25/2018 Public Notice Public Notice Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs Seamless Gutters Soffit & Fascia Free Estimates Lic# CCC037019 981 Cowboy Circle Office (863)675-7045 Fax (863)612-1158 Lic#CCC1325950 Ofce: (863) 675-7045 1050 Commerce Dr. Suite B. Fax (863) 612-1158 R oo ng R oo ng Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming Tr ee Re mo va l / Tr imming REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND PERMITTING SERVICES FOR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON OLD CR 78 FROM CR 78 TO SR 29 IN HENDRY COUNTY Financial Project # 435016-1-38-01 RFQ No. 2019-03 Opening Date and Time: November 8, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing professional services in design and permitting in connection with sidewalk construction on Old CR 78 from CR 78 to SR 29 in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway, sidewalk and drainage design and permitting services and any other requirements that the Florida Department of Transpor tation (FDOT) may impose in the Local Agency Participation (LAP) Agreement for this project. 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 IV, 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., November 8, 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 website, www.hendryfla.net under the Public Information tab, by email at konan@hendryfla.net, or by calling (863) 612-4727. 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. 292547 CN 10/10,17,24,31 CB 10/11,18,25;11/1/2018 Public Notice Public Notice ACROSS rfrf ntb rrfr n rf trf r rff b rb rb bb rrff tb rb t fr r brfbb brb br r n nrr nntbn nnn n rb r b f fr r r r n tb r rrrf rr r DOWN fr r f r rr nr rb rf rr t rr fr rrfb rf b brrf nr bbr b br fr n br tr rr r nb nr nn nb n r r rff nrf br nb br r bfb rfb tr b fr r By Marti DuGuay-Carpenter Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/29/15 01/29/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Thursday, January 29, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Community Briefs

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14 Caloosa Belle October 25, 2018 R E D Advertise Here! 863.675.2541 cbadsales@newszap.com 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. 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. BEAUTIFUL, NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME IN LABELLE! This home features: Diamond installed ceramic tile throughout the home, walk in closet, cathedral ceiling, quartz counter-tops, impact windows and sliders, island kitchen with real wood cabinets, a huge master bath, a two car garage and a 1 full year warranty! $179,900. 863-675-4500or visit our website at www.soland.com Se Habla Espaol The #1 Name in Real EstateJamie Bartley, Realtor REMAX Gulf Coast Living 239-994-2196 Mobile JamieBartleyRealtor@gmail.com HomesForSaleLabelle.com Patty Walker, Realtor REMAX Gulf Coast Living 239-340-3904 Mobile PattyWalkerRemax@gmail.com GulfCoastLivingPatty.com Proudly serving LaBelle!12928 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 SUDDENLY ITS 1923 AGAIN LaBelle residents can see Paramount Pictures Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Laskys epic western, James Cruzes production of The Covered Wagon starring J. War ren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson and Alan Hale just as their parents, grandparents, or even great grandparents could have at the mod ern LaBelle Theatre owned by Mary Hayes Davis, crusading editor of the LaBelle Cur rent and its successor the Hendry County News (now known as the Caloosa Belle). LaBelle Heritage Museum proudly presents this landmark 95 year old silent motion pic ture with appropriate recorded music but no talking just as it could have been seen in Floridas youngest county when it was rst released. The program will start right at 7 oclock since it is a feature movie last ing over 90 minutes on November 7! It is suggested that attendees bring there own seat cushions since folding chairs are not all that comfortable. The doors to the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center will open at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge and the popcorn is free. Animal Rescue Yard Sale Nov. 3 from 9 to 2 at Barron Park. They will have Hot Dog or Hamburger, chips and a drink, rafes, 50/50, entertainment and much much more. There will be a spot to donate what you like. Animal Rescue Inc 463 E Lincoln Ave, LaBelle 863-342-2076 No kill shelter 501C.3 Non-Prot saving the Ani mals of Hendry, glades and Lee counties. Masons host BBQ The LaBelle Masonic Lodge, F&AM, #379, 180 Jaycees Lions Drive, will host a fundraising barbecue on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Lodge. Tickets may be purchased from Lodge members prior to the date. The menu is barbecue chicken, cole slaw and beans. Luncheon meals may be picked up at the Lodge on Jaycee-Lions Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinners from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets call 561-632-7097. LaBelle Chamber to Hold Document Shredding Event In the past the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce has sponsored Document Shredding Day events. Recently the Cham ber has had many requests for another Doc ument Shredding Day to be scheduled. To meet the needs of its membership, The La Belle Chamber has scheduled a Document Shredding Day on November 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Chamber Building. Now is the time for you to gather all your old documents, tax records, and personal papers. Safeguard Shredding, a professional shredding company, will be on site to de stroy your old documents. While you watch they destroy your paperwork in seconds with their large mobile shredder. You can bring a box full or a car trunk full it doesnt matter. Just remember, papers only no metal clips. The Chamber offers this service at no charge to its members, and non-mem bers of the Chamber donate $20. Clean out your les before the holidays! GCSO looking for 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 is in terested, please contact Leslie Smith at 863946-1600 extension 2100. Festival committee meets The Swamp Cabbage Festival will meet the rst Monday of each month (November 5, December 3 and January 7) in preparation for the 2019 Festival. The meetings are open to the public as well as anyone interested in volunteering. Please join us at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call our ofce at 863-675-2995. American Legion, Post 130 Events: Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p; Lounge opens 10 a.m. M-Sa; 12 noon on Sunday. October 26, November 2 Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry with assortment of sh, shrimp, crabcakes & chicken with cole slaw, baked potato or French fries & roll $9. Homemade desserts by the American Legion Auxiliary are available $1/slice to support our Veterans. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Welcome. October 27 Saturday 4:00 p.m. till Sons of the American Legion Chicken BBQ Dinner $6; Halloween SCARE*E*OKE with Steve White. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Welcome. November 11 Sunday Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park, SR80/Main Street. The Veterans Granite Wall will be dedicated and the 1934 Liberty Type Bell will be rung for the rst time! 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: November 1 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meeting. November 7 Wed 7:30 p.m. Amer ican Legion Riders meeting. November 14 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting. November 15 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 smoke free and Public is Welcome. Community Briefs

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October 25, 2018 Caloosa Belle 15 Give Me a Call to advertise your business here!Call 863.675.2541 or email cbadsales@newszap.com 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 Phone or Text Mark Today! (239) 936-3474 By appointment only at our new LaBelle Location 2480 East State Road 80, LaBelle, FL 33935 FREE IN HOME & RV CONSULTATIONS 1 Room System with Free Installation, No Contract, No Credit Check, Only $99 through 11/20/18! ADDITIONAL SERVICES INCLUDE: SLING TV, FREE TV WITH ANTENNA PURCHASE & INSTALLATION, CELL PHONE BOOSTERS, TV MOUNTING, SMART HOME VIDEO MONITORING PLUS SECURITY, LAND SALES & MORE. 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 GULFVIEW ALUMINUM 239-731-9589 SCREEN ROOMS CAR PORTS POOL CAGE REPAIR LIC HC17.SP INS Hendry Soil And Water Conservation District Board Meeting The Hendry Soil and Water Conserva tion District will hold its regularly scheduled Board meeting on October 25, at 1:00 p.m. in the main room of the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings are open to the public. MOPS of LaBelle Second An nual Diaper Drive Extended The MOPS Diaper Drive runs through October and is extended to November 11. A donation bin is set up at Winn Dixie. Dona tions of diapers and wipes made to MOPS of LaBelle will be given to our local Salvation Army to be distributed to those in need. For more information on the diaper drive con tact Megan Narehood at (239) 206-9881 or mopsoabelle@gmail.com. Donations for Animal Rescue Inc. CenterState Bank is taking donations for Animal Rescue Inc. The only true no-kill shelter in the tri-county. A non-prot corpo ration saving the animals of Hendry, Glades and Lee counties. Any monetary donations goes for the care of the animals such as food and supplies and veterinary care. Cen terState Bank has a wish list box in the lob by for donations such as: Can dog and cat food, kitty litter, kitty treats, dog treats, pine sol, bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, blan kets and toys. CenterState Bank will be tak ing donations for the shelter thru Nov. 2. All contributions are well appreciated. Community Briefs

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16 Caloosa Belle October 25, 2018 If its time for your annual Mammogram, Call Hendry Regional Medical CenterYour LIFE could depend on it! $ 100 Digital Mammogram Screenings!(during the month of October)Please call to schedule your appointment TODAY, in one of our two locations: Hendry Regional Medical Center 524 West Sagamore Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 888-983-0131Schedule between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center 450 South Main Street LaBelle, Florida 33935 888-983-6547Schedule between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm