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The Caloosa belle
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Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 November 15, 2018 en-USVol. 95 No. 46 en-USBy Coach Sineren-USSpecial to the Caloosa Belleen-US The LaBelle Cowboys defeated the Lake en-US Placid Dragons 14-13 on Friday night, Noen-US -en-US vember 9. en-US It was the programs rst playoff win en-US since 2006. en-US The Cowboy Defense played a great en-US game led by LB Omar Gonzales and LB Zion en-US Gonzales. Maynard Blackmon scored twice en-US for the Cowboys and Enrique Hernandez en-US had a big 40 yard punt return to set up the en-US winning score. en-US The Cowboys move on to the 4A-3 Re en-USgion Seminals traveling to Bishop Verot on Firday night. en-USLets pack the stands at Verot and sup port your Cowboys! en-USThe Cowboys move on to seminals en-USSubmitted photo/ Samantha Wooddell en-USLaBelle High Schools School spirit was running high after the LaBelle Cowboys defeated the Lake Placid Dragons 14-13 on Friday night, November 9. en-USCaloosa Belle/en-USDale Conyersen-USVeterans Day & en-US the Poppyen-USThis wall of names was dedicaten-US -en-US ed on November 11, 2018 in the en-US Veterans Park in LaBelle. en-US Did you know that you should en-US wear the Poppy on the right side and that the RED represents the blood of all those who gave en-UStheir lives, the BLACK repen-US -en-US resents the mourning of those who didnt have their loved ones return home, The GREEN leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future pros en-USperity after the war destroyed so much. and the leaf should en-USbe positioned at 11 Oclock to en-US represent the eleventh hour of en-US the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War I formally ended. By Geoffrey Ionescu en-USCaloosa Belle The City Commission Meeting start en-USed with Carol Westmoreland with Florida en-USLeague of Cities presenting a resolution of en-US the board of directors honoring Mayor David en-US A. Lyons for thirty years of municipal elected en-US service and presenting him with the John en-US Land Years of Service Award in recognition en-US of his unselsh commitment to municipal en-US leadership and governance. The meeting was preceded with the Local Planning Agency meeting. There is a en-USrequest for a re-designation of the far south-en-US east corner of the Downtown District on en-US Hwy 80 for future commercial land use. One en-US of the concerns raised was that if one area of en-US the downtown district will be re-designated, en-US what are the criteria for other zones to not en-US also request for re-designation? The matter en-US of keeping the aesthetics of the downtown en-US district was also an issue. The request for the en-US re-designation was approved. At the regular meeting an issue about the fence project on Ft. Thompson Ave. was dis cussed. Residents on Ft. Thompson request ed to build a fence which would enclose the en-UScitys road bed. The commission previously en-US approved this without realizing residents of en-US the neighborhood use that roadbed to walk en-US down to the waterfront. The Commission en-US decided was to come up with a quote on the en-US cost for re-placing the fence. The Fire Department had 70 re calls. They also sent reghters up to the Flori da Panhandle where they assisted in sev eral re calls. October was re prevention en-USmonth. The Fire Department stopped by a en-US lot of schools and churches and did an open en-US house on Halloween night. The Hendry County Sherriffs Ofce re en-USceived 12,550 calls for service, 94 arrests and en-USmultiple business and residential checks. en-US They sent ten deputies up to The Florida en-US Panhandle to assist with the devastation left en-US behind by Hurricane Michael. LaBelle City Commission en-USMeeting November 8


2 Caloosa Belle November 15, 2018 Box Oce 561-993-1160 Buy tickets @ 1977 College Drive Belle Glade, FL 33430 The 30th Annual Living Christmas Tree Sun, December 2, 3:00 PM Celtic Angels Christmas Thurs, December 6, 7:00 PM VOTE DARRELL HARRIS FOR HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 For more information or concerns call 863-673-5475 or 863-675-2565 TO THE CITIZENS OF DISTRICT 2 AND HENDRY COUNTY! Thank you for your support and re-election to County Com missioner of District #2. Thank you to those who stood on the sidewalks, waved, smiled, and spoke to people driving by, and to those who sat with me at the polling area on election day. Thank you to all of you who allowed me to put a sign in your yard or at your business. I will continue to do what I can for Hendry County and its citizens. I am still available to listen to individual concerns and be an active voice to insure that all concerns are addressed at the commission level.Again, A THANK YOU for your continued support and condence in me. Please feel free to call at anytime Cell: 863-673-5475 Home: 863-675-2565 Email: rfnt brnnrn Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Darrell Harris, Republican, for Hendry County Commissioner, District 2. Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Mayor David A. Lyons honored Mayor David A. Lyons receiving the John Land Years of Service Award for his thirty years of municipal service. Submitted photo/ Nikki Yeager Lynn family donates bell From left: Wolfgang, KC, Charlie & Katherine with picture of Captain Richard Lynn. The family has donated the 1934 Bell to the LaBelle Veterans Park in honor of their dad and husband for his dedication by serving as Captain in WWII with the Army Air Corps and in the Air Force during the Korean War. He salvaged the bell from the William S Mitchell after its demise during the great ood of 1993. It is all recorded on the You Tube site Mitchell Massacre :William S. Mitchell Crash showing its demise on the Missouri River.


November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 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/ Helen Mead Quest speaker at Kiwanis The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle had some delightful visitors at their recent Kiwanis Meeting. On Tuesday, November 6, they welcomed Lighthouse of SW Florida. Amy Turner-Communi ty Relations Coordinator, Sandy Burke Receptionist, and Ms. Vee, a Service Dog. They talk ed about the free services their organization offers to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive. Visit their web site for more information: www. Pictured: Lighthouse of SWFL, Amy Turn er, Sandy Burke and Ms. Vee, along with LaBelle Kiwanis President Carole Schroeder. By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle If you are competitive you can join the Winter Olympics this year at the Belles Ice Cream Bar in LaBelle. They have the BrainFreeze Challenge; 24 scoops in 30 minutes. If you eat the entire 24 scoops within the time limit you will be rewarded with a prize. Doug Morgan of LaBelle Animal Con trol took on the challenge: It wasnt just 24 scoops, they added a big cookie and a big brownie as well as syrup and a wafe cone, Doug explains. It was ginormous! Working with LaBelle Animal Control I am part of the Caloosa Humane Society so I decided to turn it into a fund-raiser for the Humane Society. In a matter of three days after I put the word out I had a lot of positive response from people willing to donate. So we recorded the challenge on Facebook-live and we had a lot of people coming in and commissioners writing checks on the spot, it was great! Doug says. We have raised around $2,500 with peo ple donating through Facebook and writing checks on the spot. I had a sugar rush and feeling sick as can be for days after but it was well worth it! Doug Morgan does Belles Ice Cream Bar Brain-Freeze Challenge Inspiring LaBelle Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Wharf Walk 2018 The 6th Annual Wharf Walk took place on Saturday, November 10. Incognito sounded great while visitors from near and far enjoyed the festivities. Thank you to everyone that came out and gave our new Taste of the Wharf a try. It was a great night. Proceeds go towards revitalization efforts in Downtown LaBelle, LDRC appreciates everyones support!


4 Caloosa Belle November 15, 2018 When people say voting doesnt matter, they are absolutely wrong. Every vote mat ters in Florida. Results tabulated and released on Sat urday by Floridas 67 county Supervisors of Elections showed Nikki Fried leading Matt Caldwell in the race for Florida Commis sioner of Agriculture by a margin of only 5,326 or 0.07 percent of the 8 million votes cast throughout the state. The statewide margin translates to a change of only 2 votes in Glades County, 6 votes in Hendry County, and 7 votes in Okeechobee County. The difference between victory and de feat in the U.S. Senate race contested by Bill Nelson and Rick Scott is similarly small: 6 changed votes in Glades, 14 in Hendry, and 17 in Okeechobee. For the Florida Gover nors race the DeSantis statewide margin of victory depended on 16 votes in Glades, 36 in Hendry, and 46 in Okeechobee. Recounts will determine the nal victors but what will not change is the signicance of your vote and that of every other registered Floridian in these important races that determine the policies and directions of our state. The narrow margins of this years con tests is not unusual for Florida. The 2010 and 2014 Florida Governor elections won by Rick Scott were both decided by differenc es of around 1 percent. In the year 2000, a comparably tiny number of votes in Florida determined who would become President, and thus, who would be making the mo mentous decisions regarding war in Iraq and the economic crisis of 2008. Similarly critical to our shared fate is the professional ism and integrity we rely upon in our county Supervisors of Elections. The 2018 election attracted 2.5 million more voters compared to the 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial races in which approximately 5.5 million Floridians voted. This demon strates that more people are taking an in terest. But it also means that 5 million other registered voters in our state simply couldnt be bothered with the relatively easy task of requesting, marking and mailing in a ballot. So, the next time someone asks if you are registered to vote or if you plan to vote, and you begin to answer in a dismissive way, stop and think about the historical facts. In Florida every vote matters. Each individual vote has the potential to shape the destiny of our community, state, nation, and world. Casting an informed vote is the responsibil ity, obligation, and privilege of every United States citizen. Your Vote in Florida does matter! Guest Commentary By John Capece, Vice Chair Glades County Democrats To Whom it May Concern, I want to thank you for removing Repub lican candidate campaign signs yesterday (Tuesday, Nov 6th) which were placed near polling places in preparation for Election Day. You saved me the time and effort to go back to the polling places and remove them myself. I sincerely hope you recycled them or disposed of them properly and in an ap propriate manner so they dont end up in a landll. While we may not agree on platforms and various ideologies, I can tell you the Re publican Party of Hendry County in no way condones this type of activity. Vandalism to the opposition signs or theft of any political sign; or the incident in Volusia County is sim ply unacceptable. I would hope that anyone witnessing such activity would immediately report it to the proper authorities. We are all Americans and while we have differences of opinion, hopefully we can be agreeable in our disagreements. Respect for an opposing view goes a long way in work ing through an issue and trying to solve a larger challenge. Sincerely, Ron Zimmerly, Chairman Hendry County Republican Executive Committee Letter to the Editor Zoning Rules When are our zoning rules going to be enforced, as many times as we have called in our many problems such as illegal camps, truck yards, people living in travel trailers and sheds and all we see in the papers is vote for me???? What is going on? Once again we wonder what is going on and once again no answers. An asphalt road alongside the ponds on Helms Road but none where it is needed to nish the proj ect so it can be opened, welcome to another day in bedrock. Still no info on the very bad accidents that happened over two weeks ago. All we see is ads for county reelections and we need to look at who is doing their jobs rst. I know the paper comes out after D day but we need to get the the up com ing generation to start doin their job. We do need you. Hell in a hand basket Politically we are going to hell in a hand basket, now with the sides buttered, to go even faster than ever. Wake up America Speak Out A huge thank you from LHS Volleyball to both Two Peas Caf and The Quart House for your generous donation of pies during the volleyball season. Throughout the vol leyball season, at home matches, various pies were rafed off to raise money for the volleyball program. Your generosity is much appreciated! Thank you! Lori Perkins LaBelle High School Head Volleyball Coach Thank you Free HIV Test In observance of World Aids Day on De cember 1, the Florida Department of Health in Hendry And Glades counties will offer free HIV testing for anyone on Friday, November 30, and Monday, December 3, from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. (not noon-1:00pm) at the 450 S. Main (temporary LaBelle). Do not forget, however, the devastation that HIV/AIDS have caused. Please wear a red ribbon on December 1 to commemo rate those who have died and support those living with HIV. Lets ght HIV together! Community Brief Legion to host benet American Legion Post 130 is host ing a benet for Corbyn Kohutek on Dec. 1 from 11:00-3:00. As a result of Epidermoly sis Bullosa (EB) Corbyn is in need of a kidney transplant. He is the son of Navy veteran Myra Johnson and Rich Kohutek. A dinner of pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans and a brownie will be offered for $8.00. There will be music, a 50/50 rafe, dessert auction and more! Please contact Sandra Howard at (863) 885-1422 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. To learn more about EB visit www.


November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 By Geffory Ionescu Caloosa Belle Upward Sports is an organization that helps church leaders leverage the power of sports to connect with families in their com munity. Their mission is promoting the dis covery of Jesus through sports. Since 1995, millions of young athletes across the United States have participated in sports programs run by churches using Upward Sports as a strategy to impact their communities. The First Baptist Church in LaBelle also has an Upward ag football team. We have almost 180 children participating in this pro gram, Pastor Preston Long explains, in ag football as well as cheerleading. This is our fourth year participating in the Upward Football program and it has been a great success. The rst year we started we had ten teams, this year we are up to 14 teams. The great thing about the Upward program is that they do everything for you. They tell you how to properly run everything; how to run your practice, the specic drills and everything else. Our coaches get a specic login to the program, which contains over hundreds of videos on how to run practices and games. It makes it dummy-proof, you just follow the directions of the program, says Pastor Long. The kids even get their own jerseys, and Upward even sends us the rewards. They even provide a PowerPoint on how to con duct the award-ceremony, how to train the coaches and referees. We dont even pick the teams ourselves, the computer program automatically does that. Before the season starts the program gives the kids eight differ ent drills that they have to run through, this includes passing, quickness, how well they can catch the ball. Then we put all that infor mation into the computer and the computer divides the kids, according to their skillset, in even teams. This makes sure that the teams are evenly divided and all these things is what makes this program so successful! Pastor Long added. Its time for Junior Pro Basketball Its time for Junior Pro Basketball for boys and girls. Sign-ups will take place Monday through Friday at the Hendry LaBelle Recre ation Board ofce, located at 310 W. Cow boy Way (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or on Saturdays during Flag Football located next to First Baptist Church (FCB), 330 N. Main St., La Belle, or at First Baptist Church. If you are in terested in coaching, refereeing, scorekeep ing 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. Sign ups will be taken for the next two weeks, need to be in before tryouts, the week before Thanksgiving. Memorial Golf Tournament His Vision Our Hands will host the 7th Annual Stan Wegscheid Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, December 1 at the Clewiston Golf Course, 1201 San Luiz Ave., Clewiston, FL. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m. There will be a Trick Shot Show before the Shotgun Start by Brad Denton, Golfweek Magazines 2013 Golf Entertainer of the Year. Registration costs are $100 per golfer or $400 per team. This includes lunch, green frees and cart fee. For more information on this event call 863-673-4630 or email scott@wegscheidap Sport Shorts By Coach Frost Special to the Caloosa Belle The LHS Boys Cross Country team ended their season at the State Finals in Tallahassee on Saturday, November 10. It was the Boys sixth consecutive trip to the Championship Meet, where they n ished 17th out of 24 teams. Sophomore Jose Salgado lead the way nishing in 54th place with a time 17:12. Freshmen Alexis Reyes and Daniel Ramos were next in with times of 17:22 (67) and 17:32 (79) respectively. More impressively, they were the fourth and fth Freshmen to nish overall in the race. Sophomore Jesus Silva was the fourth La Belle runner in at 18:12 (107). Senior Elmer Carranza was next in at 18:23 (114) nish ing the scoring for the Cowboys. Senior Bo Campbell, despite a late season injury ran a respectable 18:35 and Sophomore Br ayan Beltran was 19:03. The Cowboys future looks bright as ve of the top seven runners return for at least the next two years. Boys Cross County ends season First Baptist Churchs Upward Flag Football program Caloosa Belle/ Dale Conyers Over 180 children are participating in the program. Turkey Bingo is Tonight! Country Oaks Elementary Schools An nual Turkey Bingo will be November 15. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Games begin at 6:00 p.m. 9-Orange Bingo Games for Turkeys 1-Specialty Game #1 for $250 cash 1-Specialty Game #2 for a Large T.V. 1-Specialty Game #3 for a Chromebook 1Specialty Game #4 for $250 cash Rafe Prizes for Gift Certicates & Stage Prizes Food and Drink Concessions 9 Turkey Bingo Games $5.00 Specialty Games $1.00 each. Back By Popular Demand Four Specialty Games Rafe Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 Country Oaks Elementary is located at 2052 NW Eucalyptus Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935. For more info call (863) 674-4140. LaBelle Kiwanis Key Club Annual Christmas Tree Sales Its time once again for the LaBelle Ki wanis Key Club Members from LaBelle High School to hold their Annual Christmas Tree Sales!! You can choose from Frasier Firs, Douglas Firs and Blue Spruce! Prices start at $40 and go up to $70. Tree sales begin on Friday, November 23 at 1 p.m. After the Friday kick-off, the schedule for tree sales is: Mon-Fri 3:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additionally, there will be poinsettias for sale for $10!! School Briefs


6 Caloosa Belle November 15, 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 Sandra L. Osceola, 66 Sandra L. Osceola passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at her home in Palmdale, Fla. She was born on Nov. 15, 1951 to the late Morris C. and Billie S. Hacker Ivey in San Antonio, Texas. She met and married Mike Osceola in her late teens, then moving from Texas and Louisiana in the early 1970s. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Palmdale Baptist Church in Palmdale, Fla. Sandra was a very loving person; she was always ready to help family, friends or anyone that was in need. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She was a past County Commissioner of Glades Coun ty, Fla. and a member of First Responders and an EMT Instructor. She retired from Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Casino. She is survived by three sons, Bryant S. (Stacey) Osceola of Tomball, Texas, Michael Corbitt of Stanton, Ky. and James W. Osceola of Milton, Fla.; two daughters, Judy Corbitt of Stanton, Ky. and Deanna Osceola of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Billie D. Ivey of Porter, Texas and Johnny E. Ivey of Hous ton, Texas; one sister, Connie (Joe) Steven son of Kilgore, Texas; special friend, Mary Helton of Palmdale, Fla.; ve grandchildren, Jeremy Osceola, Andrew Osceola, Emily Osceola, Kaitlyn Osceola and Warren Os ceola; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Osceola; son, Kevin Fatman Osceola; and her parents. Graveside services were held on Satur day, Nov. 10, 2018 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Zolfo Springs, Fla. at 10 a.m. Her son Bryant S. Osceola ofciated. Online condolences can be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services have been entrusted with the services. Obituaries Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Pitmann speaks at Rotary On Tuesday, October 30, the Rotary Club of LaBelle was visited by Hendry County Property Appraiser Dena Pitmann. Ms. Pitmann spoke to the Club about the roles of the Property Appraisers Ofce and educated the club about constitutional amendments on the ballot. LaBelle Community Thanksgiving Service The La Belle Commuity Thanks giving Service will be on Tues day, No vember 20, 7:00 p.m. at First Chris tian Church on Ford Street. For more information call 675-0900 Hosted by the First Christian Church: Wil liam Maddox, Pastor Welcome and Opening Prayer Special Music by Carlson Memorial Unit ed Methodist Church Pledge Allegiance: Mayor of LaBelle Prayer for Our Country: Clifford D. Avery pastor of LaBelle Assembly of God Congregational Worship: Charles C. Gob ble, pastor of LaBelle Church of God New Testament Reading: Dennis Edger pastor emeritus Solo: Kathy Avery Old Testament reading: L. W. Howard pastor of Community Harvest Worship Cen ter Offering: A Gathering of Christian Men Prayer Frank Deerey Jr. Pastor of First Baptist Church Offering music Solo: Pastor Gwen Patrick of Greater Har vest African Methodist Episcopal Church LaBelle Special speaker for this Thanksgiving ser vice: Reverend Kenneth C. Holley, Pastor of Saint Matthews Missionary Baptist Church Benedictory prayer: Pastor Jorge Rodri guez of Life Ministries There will be a food collection at the event for the Diciples Diner. 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 Nov 15 Thur. Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Nov 15 Thur. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Nov 18 Sun. Worship 10:00 a.m. Nov 21 Wed. Bridge card playing group Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day No ser vices Nov 25 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nov 28 Wed. Bridge card playing group Nov 29 Thur. Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Nov 29 Thur. Bible Study 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend 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 the 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 863-673-1567 or 239-3401575. Hope to see you here! Talent on loan from God needed LaBelle Assembly of God is asking for some talented folks to join them for their Christmas musical. It can be as easy as join ing the mens or womens choir to solo, duets. We could also use a person for video recorder/ editing and sound system. If this sounds interesting to you call Kathy at 6750900. Fall is in the Air St. Raphael Church at 2514 Lee Blvd, Le high Acres, FL 33971 is holding a Fall Festi val from November 15 18 with carnival, rides, food, games, bake sales, silent auc tions, bubble gum and pie eating contests. There will be a live band every night. Church Briefs


November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 We are a Medicaid plan based close to where you live and work. Local doctors in charge of your care. Friendly, helpful customer service. Caring support network. Submitted photo MCA Trunk or Treat Winners The Muse Com munity Associ ation held its Trunk And Treat event October 31. We had a ban ner year with 18 trunks and lots of children in amaz ing costumes. Ev eryone had a fun lled evening. The three winners of the best costume event were: 1st Place T-Rex, Chance Eniss prize awarded $25 2nd Place Peacock Fairy, Se renity Watson prize awarded $10 3rd Place Sponge Bob, William Sternal prize awarded $10 Jurassic Park won the best trunk and was awarded $25. Creators of this trunk were Mik en Hyser and Justin Echevarria. We thank the community for their support and participation in making this the best Trunk And Treat event to date. Submitted photo Scarecrow Winners The LaBelle 4H Horseshow Clubs (bottom) Best in Show Scarecrow won the Peoples Choice Award during LaBelles rst Scarecrows on the Wharf event hosted by the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation and MOPS of LaBelle held October 13 October 31. The judging took place on Satur day, October 27. Marco Ruiz, Tara Sherrod and Erin Vasquez from Suncoast Credit Union were the judges. Me & My Girls Antiques and Home Dcor (top) won rst place for their Head Over Heels scarecrow, Horsin Around 4 H made by the LaBelle Silver Spurs won second place, and Frida KAW-Lo made by Barron Park House Gallery and Gifts won third place. We want to thank all the businesses who participated in the event including Harold P. Curtis Honey Company, Hendry County Tourism, Girl Scout Troop 748, Girl Scout Troop 1017, Ga torama, Hendry Regional Conve nient Care, Beta Sigma Phi, Riv erside Camp and Retreat Center, and the Wilkins family for par ticipating in Scarecrows on the Wharf and making our rst year a success.


8 Caloosa Belle November 15, 2018 MEET JUDGE39931149Male/Neutered Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix 4 years 1 month Judge is proudly sponsored by 863-675-4500or visit our website at MEET BOUNCER38161012Male/Neutered Cur, Black-Mouth/Mix 2 years 7 months Bouncer is proudly sponsored by MEET CASPER38243430Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 1 year 1 month Casper is proudly sponsored by MEET HANK39822372Male/Neutered Boxer/Terrier, Pit Bull 3 years 1 month Hank is proudly sponsored by 45 N Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935 Phone 863.675.0224 MEET HOPS38415287 Male/Neutered Cur, Black-Mouth/Mix 2 years 6 months Hops is proudly sponsored byShirley WIllisFINANCIAL ADVISOR100 South Hall Street, Suite B LaBelle, FL 33935 Bus: 863-675-5026 Fax: 800-245-0317 Email: MEET HOSS38628277Male/Neutered Cur, Black-Mouth/Mix 9 months 25 days Hoss is proudly sponsored byBruce Hendry Insurance Inc711 W. Main Street Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-3614 MEET SAM 37048498Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 6 years Sam is proudly sponsored byRicks BARBER SHOP27 Ft Thompson Ave Next door to Bridge Street CoffeeCall (954) 448-8475 MEET CHANCEY38744163Female Terrier, Staffordshire Bull/Mix 1 year 5 months Chancey is proudly sponsored by45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 863-675-2718 SE HABLA ESPAOL Chelo Lopez Lic. Real Estate Broker MEET CORY 39491127Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 5 months Cory is proudly sponsored by MEET MACK39837105Male/Neutered Retriever, Labrador/Mix 3 years 1 month Mack is proudly sponsored by All the animals on these two pages are looking for their forever home, if you have room in your home and in your heart for one of them please stop by the CALOOSA HUMANE SOCIETY 1200 PRATT BLVD. LABELLE, FL C all them at 863-675-0997 or go online to and see even more animals looking for their forever home.


November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 MEET SCARLETT40024246 Female Spayed Cur, Black-Mouth/Mix 3 months Scarlett is proudly sponsored by theKiwanis Club of LaBelleLearn more about us online at or give us a call at 863-675-4043 MEET MR. KITTY38207320Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 2 years 7 months Mr. Kitty is proudly sponsored byMary Bartoshuk of LaBelle MEET PONCHO35793142Nale/Neutered Hound/Mix 2 years 10 months 13 days Poncho is proudly sponsored by 863-675-7700 MEET CHUCKY40014272Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 4 months Chucky is proudly sponsored by MEET SHANA 39576997Female/Spayed Siamese/Mix 2 years 2 months 4 months Shana is proudly sponsored by MEET SUGAR38048754 Female/Spayed Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix 3 years 7 months Sugar is proudly sponsored byK. Matthew Rentz IIAttorney at Law Estates, Medicaid, & Business Law 97 Park Ave LaBelle, FL 863-674-1935 Proudly Serving SWFL! MEET GILL40014231Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 3 years Gill is proudly sponsored by 45 N Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935 Phone 863.675.0224 MEET MAHALA39362756 Female/Spayed Cur, Black-Mouth/Mix 3 years 3 months Mahala is proudly sponsored by 737 S. Bridge St. LaBelle 863-675-1032 MEET SADIE39458489Female/Spayed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 1 year 8 months Sadie is proudly sponsored by155 N Bridge St, LaBelle, FL 33935 Phone: (863) 675-1313 MEET DENNIS38616702Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 6 months Dennis is proudly sponsored byBruce Hendry Insurance Inc711 W. Main Street Immokalee, FL 34142 239-657-3614 MEET AL30915853Male/Neutered Domestic Shorthair/Mix 1 year 4 months Al is proudly sponsored by23 Ft Thompson Ave LaBelle, FL 863-674-0104 on Facebook at Bridge Street Coffee & Tea Company MEET GINGER39907022Female/Spayed Cur, Black-Mouth/Mix 6 months Ginger is proudly sponsored by


10 Caloosa Belle November 15, 2018 R E D Crockpot Cornbread Stufng Ingredients 5 cups of crumbled cornbread (I make 2 pans using Martha White Buttermilk Cornbread mix) 1 14 oz pkg of Pepperidge Farm Herb Stufng 2 cans of cream of chicken soup 2cans of chicken broth 1 large onion, diced 1 cup celery diced 4 eggs, slightly beaten 1 TBLSPN rubbed sage tsp pepper stick of butter, cut up. Preparation: Combine the rst 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour cornbread mixture into a lightly greased 6 qt. crackpot, dot with butter. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until set. Watch everyone go back for more! RECIPE OF THE WEEK SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN HERITAGE REAL ESTATE HOMES Waterfront home in Caloosa Harbor Subdivision. Features 3/2.5, 2 car garage with over 3,500 sq +/living area. Truly a beauty $625,000. 4/2.5 manufactured home on 4.52+/outside of LaBelle. 1,728+/sq. ft of living area, spacious bedrooms and kitchen $169,900. 3/3 home located in the heart of Clewiston Needs some TLC. $145,000. 3/2 home in Port LaBelle. Open oor plan, fenced back yard, new roof and much much more. $145,000. Handyman special! 2/1 manufactured home on 2.18+/acres in Montura Ranches. Needs some TLC. $69,000. Perfect for rst time homebuyer or as an investment. 4/2 home in Clewiston. Needs some TLC. $59,900. 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 .60 +/lot in Belmont S/D. Close to schools and shopping. $59,900. .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! UNDER CONTRACT Please visit our website at 580 S. MAIN ST. LABELLE 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla Espanol SOLD SOLD SOLD 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 HOME ON THE BANKS OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER There is a formal entry into the traditional living and dining room. From there, you will nd a cooks dream of a spacious kitchen with breakfast nook, a huge family (or game) room, and an of ce/ library overlooking the river. The master suite, also with a river view, has a master bath you will love starting your day in! Split oor plan with two large bedrooms and a just renovated bathroom in between. You have to see this was to take in all the extras it has to offer. $575,000. 863-675-4500or visit our website at Se Habla Espaol Submitted photo 4-H Poultry Club The 4-H Poultry Club went to their rst show on October 27, in Fanning Springs Fl. There was approximately 700 Birds at the show. We had two birds on Cham pionship Row. Our Black Dutch Pullet for Bantam Class, our White Leghorn Pullet for Mediterranean Class and our Buff Orpington took home the Reserve Champion Trophy for her Class. Second place Showmanship went to Nicholas Alexander, third place Showmanship went to Logan Alexander and fourth place Showmanship went to Shawn Alexander. If you are 5-18 years old and would like to learn about chickens or show chickens our Club meets at the First Christian Church the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information call: Cindy l. Alexander at 863-673-1567. Submitted photo Girl Scouts learn about Preparedness Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) and the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County (FDOH) teamed up on Thursday, November 1, to edu cate Girl Scout Troop 1017 about Preparedness. Hendry EM Director Rick Lehm kuhl and Brenda Barnes, Public Information Ofcer and Planning/Preparedness Coordinator for FDOH Hendry/Glades facilitated a tour of the Emergency Oper ations Center (EOC). The Girl Scout Troop learned about preparing for all haz ards such as hurricanes, oods, res and pandemics. They were impressed by the EOC Situation Room where agencies coordinate disaster response, as well as the huge communications tower and the helicopter-pad! The girls also creat ed a small individual rst aid kit while they were at the EOC. They will be earning their First Aid Badge very soon! Pictured: LaBelle Girl Scout Troop 1017, along with Nicole Hellard-Troop Leader and Jessica Ivy-Co Leader. Submitted photo Veterans at LHS Prisoner of War (Korea) and Pur ple Heart recipient, Herman Naville Jr. talks to LaBelle High School students and a teacher about his war time experienc es after the LaBelle High School NHS pancake breakfast to honor area Veter ans.


November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 11 Recently at West Glades Elementary School Special to the Caloosa Belle/ WGS Families enjoyed playing Bingo for Books West Glades Schools Bingo for Books was held on Oct. 9. Parents and their children were invited to the school to play Bingo together and hear some great reading tips from teachers. There were 92 people representing 34 families who came out for a fun evening to play Bingo together and each child who attended received two free books. Thanks to all the parents who took time from their busy schedules to come get information on how to help their children become better readers. Special to the Caloosa Belle/ WGS WGS collects pull tabs Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida collects pull tabs instead of en tire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum. This is a simple way to recycle and help the Ronald McDonald House where they provide a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill children. All dollars raised are put 100 percent back into the direct operations of the local House in Fort Myers. West Glades School students are collecting these tabs and have already collected 15 gallons. They will be collecting these tabs all year long so please continue to save tabs for any WGS student to support them as they con tinue to Pay It Forward to others. Special to the Caloosa Belle/ WGS WGS Jr. Beta Club sponsors Blood Drive On Oct. 1, West Glades School (WGS) Jr. Beta Club sponsored a Blood Drive at the school. Students were encouraged to get adults they knew to participate in the blood donation (center picture). Thirteen students had an adult come and donate in their name. The drive resulted in 20 units of blood donated, fourteen of them given by WGS staff. Each donation can save up to three lives which means up to 60 patients could benet from the donations received. WGS con tinues to Pay It Forward!


12 Caloosa Belle Thursday, November 15, 2018 Auctions LaBelle Storage 450 E Cowboy Way Sat, Nov 17 10am Sign in at 9am Units 44, 75, 93 Estate Sale MUSE 1338 Gate Rd. in LaBelle, Fri., Sat., & Sun., Nov. 16, 17 & 18, 9am3pm Furniture, Household Items, Christmas, Tools, Tractors, Go Cart & Much More! 863-6757664 Hendry County BOCC is seeking applications for a full-time Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2018 at the Human Resources Depart ment, 640 South Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. A complete job posting and application forms are available on the Hendry County Hendry County is a VP, EEO/AA, DFWP employer and participates in E-Verify. Individuals needing assistance in the application process should contact the County Human Resources department at 863-675-5352 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND PERMITTING SERVICES FOR CURVE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON CR835 IN HENDRY COUNTY Financial Project # 438372-1-38-01 RFQ No. 2019-04 Opening Date and Time: December 5, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing professional services in design and permitting in connection with curve safety improvements on CR835 in Hendry County, Florida. Firms submitting must have expertise in roadway safety improvements and permitting services and any other requirements that the Florida Department of Transportation (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., December 5, 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, under the Public Information tab, by email at, 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. 298267 CN 11/7,14,22,29 CB 11/8,15,22,29/2018 Public Notice Public Notice INVITATION TO BID CONSTRUCTION SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FORT DENAUD ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, ROADWAY REHABILITATION FROM FORT DENAUD BRIDGE WAY TO HUGGETTS ROAD, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FINANCIAL PROJECT NO. 436652-1-54-02 Bid No. 2019-05 OPENING DATE AND TIME: December 5, 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 the Fort Denaud Road improvements, roadway rehabilitation from Fort Denaud Bridge Way to Huggetts Road, Hendry County, Florida. In order to be considered, bids must be received by the Board of County Commissioners, c/o the Clerk of the Cir cuit Court, Attn: Barbara Butler, at the C.E. Hall Building, Room A-226, Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by December 5, 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. 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 Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 9:00AM 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. 298347 CN 11/7 ,14,21,28 CB 11/8,15,22,29/2018 Public Notice Public Notice HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING CHANGES The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners November 27, 2018 meeting has been canceled. The regularly scheduled meeting of December 11, 2018, will be held at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The December 25, 2018 meeting has been canceled. Meetings are open to the public. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter considered at such a 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 ev idence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please note that matters may be discussed at a 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 a meeting, please contact Hendry County Administration at (863) 675-5220; hearing impaired: Florida relay 7-1-1; or e-mail emily.hunter@ `This institution 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. ON 11/14 CA 11/15/2018 Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE 2018 HENDRY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS AND TAXPAYERS OF HENDRY COUNTY Please be advised that hearings before special magistrates of the 2018 Hendry County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) will be held to consider petitions appealing the denial of exemptions/classifications, appealing portability issues, appealing determinations regarding changes of ownership or control and qualifying improvements, appealing the denial of tax abatements, and appeal ing the assessment of real and tangible property values in Hendry County as provided under Florida Statues. Said hearings shall commence at 9:30 a.m. on December 3, 2018, and shall continue thereafter until all petitioners are heard, in the Hendry County Commissioners Board Room on the First Floor of the Hendry County Courthouse Administration Building, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The Hendry County Property Appraiser maintains a list of all applicants for ex emption who have had their applications for exemption wholly or partially approved or who have had their exemption denied. Said list(s) are available to the public, in Room A329 of the Hendry County Courthouse Administration Building, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The types of exemptions which are included in the aforementioned list(s) are: homestead all categories; disability all categories; widows and widowers exemptions; tangible personal property; institutional charitable, religious, scientific, literary, educational; government property; parcels granted economic development; historic property, and land dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes. All hearings are recorded and open to the public. Interested citizens are invited to attend. If a person decides to appeal a decision made by the Hendry County VAB with respect to any matter considered at the aforementioned hearing(s), a record of any such proceeding will be needed for such purpose, and such person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, to include the testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. If you have a disability that will require assistance or accommodations for your attendance at this meeting, please contact the VAB Clerk at (863) 675-5216. Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of Court As Ex-Officio Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board Hendry County, Florida. 298976 CN 11/14/2018 CB 11/15/2018 Hendry County Legals Hendry County Legals Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspa pers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or consid ered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a num ber out of your area, use caution. Commercial Property Office/ business space for rent 216 S. Main St unit 4, LaBelle. Good location, good store front. More info call Patel: 407-697-4643 or 407-697-9083 Houses Rent PORT LABELLE 3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., lanai, newly remodeled, Sec. 8 OK. $1100/mo. Avail. Dec. Call 786-728-4180. RIVERFRONT large cor ner lot 2BR, 3BA, 2 Car Garage, Florida Room, private end of the road walk to golf, marina and resteraunt $1100/mo. Credit check req. 970708-9993. Affordable single office for rent in LaBelle. Internet, kitchen, confer ence rooms, good park ing, close in. Also virtual office services available. Call Lori 239-292-4458 Storage Space Rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5x10 $42.80; 8x10 $53.50; 10x10 $58.85; 8x25 $96.30; 24hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. 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November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 13 en-USWidows to meeten-USThe Windows Support Group will meet en-US onen-US November 15 en-US at Two Peas Cafe at 11:30 en-US a.m. All widows welcome. en-USChamber Socialen-USThe Chamber Social is scheduled for en-US Noen-US-en-US vember 15en-US. The Sponsor this month is the en-US Forrey Grill, 280 Bridge St, LaBelle, FL 33935. en-US The Social runs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. en-US Come out and network with other LaBelle en-US business people. en-USLaBelle Garden Club Meetsen-USThe LaBelle Garden Club will meet en-US Tuesen-US-en-US day, November 20, at 7 p.m.en-US at the Dallas en-US Townsend Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. Our Guest en-US Speakers will be Margaret England and Tren-US -en-US isha Gonzalez, leaders of the 4-H Garden en-US Club. They are working on developing the en-US Pollinator Garden in the front of the Dallas en-US Townsend Center. Come learn how we can en-US help with the project. Bring your questions en-US and any plants or home grown produce to en-US share. Refreshments served. Check out the en-US website, which is en-US chock full of information on the unique conen-US -en-US ditions of gardening in LaBelle. Bring friends en-US and neighbors. For more information call en-US Nikki at 239-564-2005.en-USUnmet Needs to meeten-USHendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition en-US invites all faith-based organizations, volen-US-en-US unteer and social agencies, governmental en-US agencies, community-based organizations, en-US business and individual volunteers to meet en-US Friday, en-US November 16, at 2:00 p.m.en-US at the en-US Moore Haven United Way House, 200 Secen-US-en-US ond Street, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. en-US Non-prots and agencies are invited to reen-US -en-US port progress, resources and needs to help en-US with the Hurricane Irma recovery. Monetary en-US gifts from $1 up to $5, 000, to be used to help en-US Hurricane Irma Survivors who have Unmet en-US Needs, will be matched by the United Way. en-US Hurricane Irma survivors who qualify are en-US encouraged to Register for Rebuild Florida en-US grants at http://oridajobs.orgrebuildorida en-US For Hurricane Irma Assessment interviews. en-US contact: Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalien-US-en-US tion at 239-433-7560 hgunc@unitedwaylee.en-US org en-USThe Firehouse Community en-US Theatre is in need of male en-US actors!! en-USOpen auditions for male actors will be en-US held on en-USSatuday, November 17 from 10 en-US a.m. to 11 a.m.en-US at the theatre, 241 N. Bridge en-US Street, LaBelle. en-USLaBelle Kiwanis Key Club en-US Annual Christmas Tree Sales en-USIts time once again for the LaBelle Kien-US-en-US wanis Key Club Members from LaBelle High en-US School to hold their Annual Christmas Tree en-US Sales!! You can choose from Frasier Firs, en-US Douglas Firs and Blue Spruce! Prices start at en-US $40 and go up to $70. Tree sales begin on en-US Friday, November 23 at 1 p.m. Support these en-US students with this family holiday tradition! en-US After the Friday kick-off, the schedule for en-US tree sales is: en-US Mon-Fri 3:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.en-US, en-US Sat & Sun 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.en-US Additionally, en-US there will be poinsettias for sale for $10!! en-USGCSO looking for Explorersen-USGlades County Sheriff David Hardin is en-US always looking for ways to offer greater en-US opportunities to the youth of Glades Counen-US -en-US ty. Sheriff Hardin is considering starting a en-US Florida Sheriffs Explorers Chapter. The Exen-US-en-US plorers will be trained in law enforcement en-US techniques, trafc control, basic law and en-US principles along with rearms training. If en-US anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 is inen-US -en-US terested, please contact Leslie Smith at 863-en-US 946-1600 extension 2100.en-USFestival committee meets en-USThe Swamp Cabbage Festival will meet en-US the rst Monday of each month (December en-US 3 and January 7) in preparation for the 2019 en-US Festival. The meetings are open to the public en-US as well as anyone interested in volunteering. en-US Please join us at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W en-US Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935 at 6:30 en-US p.m. For more information, call our ofce at en-US 863-675-2995.en-USLa Leche Leagueen-USThe La Leche League will meet the secen-US-en-US ond Thursday every month from 5-7 p.m. at en-US Barron Library, 461 N Main Street, LaBelle. en-US At La Leche League Meetings, we provide en-US breastfeeding education and support. You can look, listen and ask questions. Some en-USparents help each other and nd friends. en-US Come when you can and leave when you need to. The League will meet on Dec. 13. en-USFor more information, call Maria at 863-6126264 or drop her an email too Maria.LLL en-USSupport group meets The National Alliance on Mental Illness en-US(NAMI) Recovery Support Group is led by trained facilitators living in recovery them en-USselves. NAMI Connection recovery support en-US groups are for adults (18 years and older) en-US living with mental illness and provide a safe, en-US condential environment that offers respect, en-US understanding, encouragement, and hope. en-US All Connection groups are free of charge en-US and open to anyone with a mental illness, en-US regardless of diagnosis. You do not need to be a member of NAMI to attend and any en-USone interested in participating in a group is en-US welcome to just walk in. Meetings will be en-US on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Elite en-US DNA, Therapy Services meeting room, 483 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. en-USTheatre group seeks help Are you interested in helping behind the scenes at the Firehouse Community The en-USatre? The following positions are needed: en-US Stage Managers, Back Stage Assistants, Set Designers, Directors, Lighting & Sound Tech nicians, Props, Costume Design, Conces en-USsions, Ushers. Any volunteer-time is greatly en-US appreciated! There are talented people in en-US our community that can help, so please call en-US the theatre and leave a message with your en-US contact information. Be part of the arts in en-US our community! Call (863)-675-3066 or en-US write to the theatre at: P.O. Box 958, LaBelle, en-US FL 33975 or stop by the theatre to check it out: 241 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. Shell station. For further information call en-US863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Welcome. en-USLegion to host benet American Legion Post 130 is hosting a benet for Corbyn Kohutek on Dec. 1 from 11:00-3:00. As a result of Epidermolysis en-USBullosa (EB) Corbyn is in need of a kidney en-US transplant. He is the son of Navy veteran en-US Myra Johnson and Rich Kohutek. A dinner en-US of pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans and en-US a brownie will be offered for $8.00. There en-US will be music, a 50/50 rafe, dessert auction en-US and more! Please contact Sandra Howard at en-US (863) 885-1422 if you would like to make a en-US donation or help in any way. To learn more about EB visit www. en-USChristmas Tree Lighting Lehigh Regional Medical Center 1500 en-USLee Blvd., cordially invites you to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa on S en-USat en-USurday, December 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us on the rst Saturday of en-USDecember for a FREE PHOTO with Santa, en-US refreshments, Christmas carols and the tree en-US lighting! Santa will arrive by Fire Truck at 5 en-US p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food en-US item for the Salvation Army. Employment Full Time S. Derringer Harvesting, Inc. is hiring four Ag Equipment Operators to operate equipment used to harvest crops in Hendry and Collier Counties in FL for a temporary period starting on 12/01/2018 and ending on 06/07/2019. Twelve (12) months of verifiable work ex perience operating ag equipment are required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/ hr. or applicable piece rates. Must have the correct type of license required by State and Federals laws. All drivers will be required to have a CDL license, and drivers responsible for transporting workers will be required to have a valid and unexpired Federal Farm Labor Contractor or Federal Farm Labor Contrac tor Employee Registration with driving authorization. Will be responsible for oper ating the buses used to move watermelon from the field to the packinghouse and storage facility. Must be able to safely operate the buses that are used to transport workers to and from work sites. Should be able to provide proof of accident-free driv ing record and back ground. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. Also, drug test ing and background checks may occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole cost and discretion of the employer. Work ers must be able to lift 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the work day and able to lift and carry 50lbs. in field. Employer guar antees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for work ers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence ex penses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. 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14 Caloosa Belle November 15, 2018 American Legion, Post 130 Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p; Lounge opens 10 a.m. M-Sa; 12 noon on Sunday. (Fish Fries are held every Friday) November 16, 23, 30 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 Veter ans. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. Dining room is smoke free and Public is Welcome. November 16 Friday Early Bird Dinner at the Fish Fry. Show your American Legion card for a free dinner. November 16 (Friday) Dinner fol lowed by the Annual Turkey Rafe at 7 p.m. Pick up your tickets from the American Le gion. Call 863-675-8300 December 8 (Saturday) Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Pancake/Sau sage Breakfast is FREE to children 8 years old and under, only $3 for 9 yr olds through Adults. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for pictures to begin the Christmas Season. All Public is welcome. December 12 (Wednesday) 4:00 p.m. till Baked Ham Dinner with Sweet Po tato Soufe, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans & Dessert. $8.00. ALSO: December 12: Christmas Cook ie Sale, Pick your dozen Cookies for $5.00. 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) November 15 Thurs 7 p.m. Amer ican Legion & American Legion Auxiliary meets December 5 Wed 7:30 p.m. Ameri can Legion Riders meeting December 6 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Disabled American Veterans) meeting December 12 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting American Legion Post 130 is located at 699 SR80 West, across from the VFW POST 10100 Monthly Events Nov. 22, Thurs. Thanksgiving, Cover dish dinner. Serving will begin at 1:00 p.m. Nov. 24, Sat. Razors Edge is back. Kara oke will begin at 5:00 p.m. Nov. 30, Fri. Crab Cake Dinner. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00. Come early before we run out. Dec. 1, Sat. Karaoke with Chris and Betty Ann. Music will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dec. 7, Fri. Chuck and Marys Famous Meat Loaf dinner. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the cost is $8.00. 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 located on Hwy 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. Parkinsons Support Group The Parkinsons Disease Support Group meets the second Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the LaBelle Senior Center and the fourth Tues day at Sal Cal Pizza at 1 p.m. People with PD and their care partners are welcome to attend and share in the discussion. For more info contact Hope Connection or call 863342-8013. Get a Flu vaccine! Yearly u vaccination is the best tool currently available to protect against inuenza (u), a serious disease which sickens millions of people each year. Call today to schedule an appointment to get your flu shotDr. James D. Forbes Family Care Center500 West Sagamore Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. 33440863-983-3434 Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center450 South Main Street, Suite 1, LaBelle, Florida. 33440863-675-2356 ACROSS rf ntbf f b n b b nf f b b n f rb rb ff f rff b b fb t bt r b b t f tbf bf rf f b fbt DOWN f b r f tff f t bfb bf f bf f b r f t r n b f b b bft tt ff r bfb b r t ff b t b By Ned White Tribune Content Agency, LLC 01/31/15 01/31/15 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: RELEASE DATE Saturday, January 31, 2015Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword PuzzleEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Community Briefs


November 15, 2018 Caloosa Belle 15 Hendry Democrats to meet in Pioneer The Hendry County Democratic Party will hold its December monthly meeting at the Pioneer Plantation home of Henry and Victoria Avellaneda, 2100 Riviera Avenue, Clewiston 33440, on Saturday, December 1, at 9:30 a.m. All interested Hendry County Democrats and supporters are welcome par ticularly those interested in becoming active in what the future holds for Hendry County and its residents. Hendry County currently has a total of 10 Voting Precincts, with each precinct allocated a minimum of one man and one woman to serve as precinct cap tains or links between the residents of their precinct, the Hendry County Democratic Party, the Florida Democratic Party, and The Democratic Party. Precincts with more than 1,000 registered voters may also have two additional people -one man and one wom an -serve as precinct captains. 7th Annual Smoke Under the Oaks Rib Fest The event will be on January 12, 2019 from 12-4 p.m. at Barron Park. This event will take place in the City of LaBelles beauti ful oak canopied Barron Park located along the Caloosahatchee River. Smoke Under the Oaks Rib Fest showcasing the talented grillers in our neck of the woods. Join ap proximately 20 teams while the compete for cash prizes and their chance at the coveted Peoples Choice award. There will also be live music, beer and vendors. There is no admission fee for this event. Please con tact Kelly Boone at 863-225-2749 or kelly@ for sponsorship, team information and vendor opportunities. Give Me a Call to advertise your business here!Call 863.675.2541 or email 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 CRCO 26278 FREE In Home & RV Consultations 1 Room System w/Free Installation, No Contract No Credit Check, Only $99 through 11/20/18! Free Tv W/Antenna Purchase & Installation Smart Home Video Monitoring Cell Phone Boosters, Security Land Sales Sling TV TV monunting & More Call or Text Mark (239) 936-3474 New Location! By Appt: 2480 East State Rd 80, LaBelle, FL 33935 Celebrating 21 Years in Business GULFVIEW ALUMINUM 239-731-9589 SCREEN ROOMS CAR PORTS POOL CAGE REPAIR LIC HC17.SP INS 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 Licensed & insured CFC 1429320 Community Briefs


16 Caloosa Belle November 15, 2018 Submitted photo Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu LaBelle High School Hosts Veterans Day Breakfast The LaBelle High School National Honor Society hosted the annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the LaBelle High School. The tribute to all veterans started with the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem by Jacqueline Leon, Brianna Carnevalino and Austin Wilcox. The LHS Choir sang God Bless America and var ious students read poems to honor the veterans. The LHS Brass Quintet played the Armed Forces and Geronimo Casiano ended with a performance of Taps. Following the program the High School served a pancake breakfast for all the Veterans and their families in attendance. LEFT: Geronimo Casiano performs Taps. RIGHT: Army Veteran, Michael Pixley shares breakfast and stories with LaBelle High school student, Jackie Leon.