Delivering Western Hendry Countys News Since 1922 November 22, 2018 Vol. 95 No. 47 By Geoffrey Ionescu Caloosa Belle Last Friday, November 16 Little Toot came back to the place where he was originally found by Captain Christopher Robin. La Belle Elementary second and fourth graders happily surprised Captain Christopher Robin and Little Toot with their warm and beautiful welcoming messages to cheer Little Toot on his new adventures of storytelling, and sto rytelling is what Captain Christopher Robin, together with Little Toot, were meant to do. As the excited kids lined up to say hello to Captain Christopher, they Toot their given Toot-whistles welcoming Little Toot back to LaBelle. Captain Christopher Robin was more than ecstatic as this is what it is all about for him: This is a dream come true for me, bringing joy to these kids and bringing everyone together through Little Toot has always been my goal. So to come back to where I originally found Little Toot, lost and forgotten, is very exciting. As the kids sat down, mayor David Lyons welcomed everyone and proclaimed No vember 16 ofcial Little Toot Day in LaBelle: A sincere dedication to the betterment of the lives of our children, may well be the most honorable service of all. Through the power of storytelling, we can transport our children to other worlds, where they can be anyone they want to be; explore far-away places, y through the clouds in the sky, save our world from evil tyrants and love one an other so deeply, they can transform a beast into a prince. Little Toot, our own proud res ident of LaBelle, has eagerly dedicated his heart and soul to sharing these stories with our children. Therefore I proclaim Novem ber 16 as Little Toot Day! Local artist Carlos Inocente Gonzalez presented Christopher with his artwork of Little Toot, made completely out of recycled material, which goes hand-in-hand with Christopher Robins theme forgotten beau ty, found. Christopher Robin went on to tell to story of Little Toot to all the eagerly listening kids (I have never seen a group of kids that big, that quiet). The Captain answered all the kids burning questions and announced that the new Little Toot childrens books are in the making. He ended the day by doing the famous gure-eight out on the Caloosa hatchee River with the kids Tooting along. November 16 Proclaimed Ofcial Little Toot Day By Chris Felker INI Florida CLEWISTON Hendry County com missioners, presented with a list last week of proposed sales of various properties the county has acquired, discussed the potential the lots might hold for fullling their goal of making more affordable housing available in the area. First, Commissioner Karson Turner asked that the sale of two longer-held lots in Wheeler Estates be pulled from the consent agenda so commissioners could discuss the topic. That portion of the agenda also included a new batch of lots there to be declared surplus, as well as a listing agreement with Belle Realty for the parcels. Mr. Turner, noting that those two lots had been acquired through donation, said: I know that Commissioner (Michael) Swindle at one point made a suggestion about prop erties up in Montura and what potential swaps could be on there. Have you all looked at that and said, We think they denitely need to go to the private sector, or is there any need for us to have anything out that way? The gist is, I want to know why were pushing all of those to the market now. County Attorney Mark Lapp answered that, with the exception of two older holds that are now being released to market and two new acquisitions that are being moved to hold, Shane can explain. County Engineer R. Shane Parker stepped up to say the lots were scattered like a shot gun shell but not as bad as in Montura. ... Then we actually picked up some more recently, and two of them were side-by-side on a cor ner and thats better, so we surplused the other two that we were holding and kept (the ad joining ones) as places that we could actually store equipment if need be, for use as a stag ing area when there are nearby projects. Thats right in line with what Im saying, said Mr. Turner, but I would love to know throughout the county what we have thats available like that, and then this goes right into the affordable-housing conversation that weve had for quite some time. Mr. Parker said staff have maps already done but that hed not brought them. Commissioner Turner said he didnt want to delve too deeply into the topic but that since Hendry acts to rise affordable housing help See Housing Page 2 Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu The kids showing off their Little Toot welcome signs. Caloosa Belle/ Geoffrey Ionescu Carlos Gonzalez Presents Captain Christopher Robin with his artwork.
2 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 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 en-USthe county has both available land and a fund en-US to help lower-income people seeking housing, en-US they should consider new programs to assist en-US more of the population.en-US Planning and Community Development en-US Director Margaret Emblidge spoke up. He en-US actually brings up a good idea, she said, exen-US -en-US plaining that shed come across a different apen-US -en-US proach used elsewhere where a county takes en-US surplus properties and there are some legal en-US wranglings but puts out requests for qualien-US -en-US cations for builders to build on those lots, speen-US -en-US cically for schoolteachers, county employees, en-US and come up with the covenants and restricen-US -en-US tions that would have to go with it.en-US She added that theyd try to keep it at en-US arms length because the countys not really en-US into real estate, but theres an opportunity for en-US us to broker these situations, and to me that is en-US probably one of our best opportunities in the en-US near future to be able to provide that housing, en-US make it work for the builder as well, but still en-US have those restrictions that it has to be kept en-US within basically the family of county employen-US-en-US ees. Seeing Attorney Lapps raised eyebrows, en-US she said, Mark, dont have a heart attack, but en-US it was something I wanted to bring up.en-US I was going to propose that for our next en-US list of surplus properties, we create a different en-US fund that would allow us to use the dollars ... en-US to help more of the workforce housing, she en-US said, noting that theyd have to create guideen-US -en-US lines and a program.en-US Commissioner Swindle and board Vice Chairwoman Emma Byrd both called that a great idea. We know housing is very import en-USant right now. We talked about in times past en-US that were going to wait until that time comes en-US and were going to get stuck. So we need to en-US make sure that we have housing lined up, said Ms. Byrd. The sale of the two Wheeler Estates lots en-USthen was approved, and a wider discussion en-US of the affordable-housing program took place later, when Ms. Emblidge presented her pro posed amendment to expand Hendry Coun en-UStys Affordable Housing Fund Program by en-US loosening criteria for use of the fund money en-US and also make higher amounts available to those needing assistance. She said that under the applicable state en-USstatute, the denition of affordable housing limited the assistance lower-income individu en-USals could get, but that the proposed changes en-US would make higher sums available. Were en-US nding that ... other folks that are in need that en-US are coming to us are in that next bracket of income, which is why we need to look at an other program. Answered Commissioner Swindle: I en-USagree, and I would say sooner rather than en-US later because we know the need is there, and en-US we still see blue tarps that are a year and two months old. The commission approved the program en-USchanges as proposed, 4-0. Chairman Mitchell Wills was absent. en-USHousingen-USContinued From Page 1 en-USSubmitted photoen-USCorrection!en-USIn the November 8 issue of the Caloosa Belle we mistakenly misspelled Sue en-US Sweetmans name and we are sorry about that this happened. The award en-US winners in no order were: Kelly Anne Bradshaw Best of Show; Sharon Rapp en-US First Place; Martha Cantu Second Place; Susan Oehl Third Place; Sue en-US Sweetman Peoples Choice; Shary Weckwerth Honorable Mention; Danika en-US Hopper Honorable Mention; Barbara Swift Honorable Mention; with Judge en-US David Meo.
November 22, 2018 Caloosa Belle 3 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the City Commission, in its capacity as the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed rezoning ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-14 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1050 SHADY OAKS AVENUE, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE ZONING DESIGNATION FROM SINGLE-FAMILY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R1-A) TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD); PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERI CAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor By Geoffrey Ionescu en-USCaloosa Belle The speaker of the night was Lisa An en-USdrews who worked for the National Park en-USservice for the last 25 years. She is the out reach and education coordinator of Big Cy press National Preserve for 20 of those 25 en-USyears. During her time at Big Cypress she en-US has developed and manages the preserves en-US curriculum-based environmental education en-US program called SWAMP for all sixth grade en-US Science students of the Collier County public en-US schools, reaching nearly 3,000 sixth graders en-US each year. She also manages the interpretive en-US outreach program supervising staff provid ing special events for special interest groups en-USof all ages. Big Cypress is the closest National Pre en-USserve to LaBelle, Lisa explains. My mom en-USused to drag me out there when I was a kid en-US to look for orchids and birds in the swamp, en-US and it stuck with me. Now I am the one en-US dragging people through the swamp and making them look at the birds. Big Cypress en-USis called a Preserve because of the different en-US uses that are allowed. The preserve was esen-US -en-US tablished in 1974 and there was already a lot en-US going on in that area at the time, things like en-US hunting. If you legally owned your piece of en-US land at the time of establishment of the preen-US -en-US serve, you were allowed to stay. Right now, en-US there are still over 160 camps in Big Cypress. en-US The preserve is the heart of the Florida panen-US -en-US thers primary range. Each individual of this en-US endangered species is a critical member of en-US the population, Andrews says.en-US The Preserve is open all year and both en-US visitor centers are open daily, December en-US through April, rangers lead programs that en-US give you insights into the Preserves many en-US stories. The Preserve offers guided swamp en-US walks, canoe tours, talks and amphitheater en-US programs. Whether in summers wet seaen-US -en-US son or winters dry season, you can explore en-US the entire preserve. Some places that you en-US explore waist-deep in the wet season might en-US be bone dry in the dry season! Hendry-Glades Audubon Meeting en-USEveryone is invited to visit the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop through out November and December. The gift en-USshop is lled with gifts for everyone on your en-US Christmas list, including jewelry, note cards, en-US paintings, and Christmas home dcor. There en-US is also a tree lled with ornaments donated en-US by South Florida artists and crafters. When en-US you purchase these ornaments, you are sup porting the arts in your community! This year the Gallery is offering a special opportunity! Kathy Heidenreich, a Sewing en-USAngel at Carlson Memorial United Methoden-US ist Church, has donated one of her original en-UShanging Christmas quilts/throw for rafe en-US at the Gallery. Stop by the Gallery to buy en-US a ticket for a chance to win this quilt. Buy en-US one ticket for a dollar and 6 tickets for $5.00. en-US The drawing will be Saturday, December 15. en-US Quilting is an American art! Support the Arts en-US in Hendry County!en-US Barron Park House Gallery is located at en-US 471 No. Lee Street, on the Caloosahatchee en-US River across from Barron Park. We are open en-US Thursday thru Sunday noon to 5. We are a LaBelle treasure! Christmas has come to the Gallery!
4 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 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 Bet ty 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. 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, Novem ber 30, and Monday, December 3 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (not noon-1:00 p.m.) at the following locations: 1100 Olympia St (Clewiston), 450 S. Main (temporary La Belle), and 1021 Health Park Dr (Moore Hav en). The USA has made great strides against HIV/AIDS: fewer new infections plus people with HIV living healthier--with reduced risk of passing the virus--when on HIV medica tions. Do not forget, however, the devasta tion 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! Florida Trail Association Meeting The Fisheating Creek Florida Trail Associ ation Sub-Chapter. Monthly meeting will be held at Carson Methodist Church (in the Fel lowship Hall) Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. Support group meets The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Recovery Support Group is led by trained facilitators living in recovery them selves. NAMI Connection recovery support groups are for adults (18 years and older) living with mental illness and provide a safe, condential environment that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. All Connection groups are free of charge and open to anyone with a mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. You do not need to be a member of NAMI to attend and any one interested in participating in a group is welcome to just walk in. Meetings will be on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Elite DNA, Therapy Services meeting room, 483 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle. 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. Christmas Tree Lighting Lehigh Regional Medical Center 1500 Lee Blvd., cordially invites you to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa on S at urday, December 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us on the rst Saturday of December for a FREE PHOTO with Santa, refreshments, Christmas carols and the tree lighting! Santa will arrive by Fire Truck at 5 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army. 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. 7th Annual Smoke Under the Oaks Rib Fest The event will be on J anuary 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 they covet ed 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@ downtownlabelle.com for sponsorship, team information and vendor opportunities. Hendry Democrats 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 Coun ty Democrats and supporters are welcome particularly those interested in becoming active in what the future holds for Hendry County and its residents. Hendry County cur rently has a total of 10 Voting Precincts, with each precinct allocated a minimum of one man and one woman to serve as precinct captains or links between the residents of their precinct, the Hendry County Democrat ic 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 woman -serve as precinct captains Thank you Hendry County Sheriff Approximately 2 years ago I contacted a gentleman from N Ft Myers to do some brush clearing on my property. He drove a newer, large tractor with brush cutter to my address and cleared my brush problem. When nished he parked the tractor and said he would be back to pick it up. After weeks passed, I tried to contact him with the only number I had but it only rang with no answering machine. I spoke to Lee County Deputies to no avail. A few days ago I ran into Steve Whidden and explained my dilemma. Within hours he came to my property, took down the ve hicle numbers and shortly after called me with the owners name and phone number. I called the owner and he was overjoyed to know where his very expensive equip ment was after almost 2 years! Thank you Sheriff Whidden for your great service and reuniting this gentleman with his equipment! Thank you Community Briefs To whoever wrote the S peak Out on Zoning Rules in the 11-15 Caloosa Belle, please call Hendry County Commissioner Darrell Harris at home: 863-675-2565 or on his cell: 863-673-5474 to discuss your issue Speak Out
November 22, 2018 Caloosa Belle 5 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the City Commission for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE RESCINDING A DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT (DRI), KNOWN AS SOUTH LABELLE VILLAGE AND IDENTIFIED AS A PORTION OF LAND COMPRISED OF APPROX IMATELY 1,018 ACRES IN SECTIONS 19 & 20, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST AND SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERI CAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS CONCERNING TRANSMITTAL OF LARGE-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENTNotice is hereby given that the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency and City Commission will hold public hearings on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR A PROPERTY KNOWN AS SOUTH LABELLE COMMUNITY AND IDENTIFIED AS A PORTION OF LAND COMPRISED OF APPROXIMATELY 5,817 ACRES IN SECTIONS 23, 24, 25 & 36, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST AND SECTIONS 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33 TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST AND SECTIONS 4, 5 & 6 TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING A TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH LABELLE COMMUNITY FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PRO VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor
6 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 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 Nov 18 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nov 21 Wednesday Bridge card playing group 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day No services Nov 25 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nov 28 Wednesday Bridge card playing group 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Nov 29 Thursday Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Nov 29 Thursday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Dec 2 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Special Visit by Assisting Bishop Right Rev Barry Howe Dec 4 Wednesday Bridge card playing group 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Dec 5 Thursday Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Dec 5 Thursday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Dec 7 Friday Community Sale 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Dec 8 Saturday Community Sale 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Dec 9 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Dec 12 Wednesday Bridge card playing group Dec 13 Thursday Healing Service 9:30 a.m. till 2 p.m. Dec 13 Thursday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. Dec 14 Friday Community Sale 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Dec 14 Friday Spaghetti Dinner 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. Dec 15 Saturday Food Packing for Meals of Hope at Lee Civic Center 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. Dec 16 Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Dec 19 Wednesday Bridge card playing group 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Dec 20 Thursday Healing Service 9:30 a.m. Dec 20 Thursday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend First Corinthians Study Announcement The conicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. They, too, wit nessed division, scandal, immorality, perse cution and other trials. In response, St. Paul taught the Corinthians about the Church as the Body of Christ, introducing them to the most powerful gift of all: the Eucharist. Our Lady Queen of Heaven will be hosting First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community Bible study in Parish School Jan 12th 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and continuing most Saturdays until May 4, 2019. Registra tion will begin on Saturday, December 8 and end Sunday, December 16. You can register at the Parish Ofce from Monday through Friday during this period. Registration will follow 5 p.m. mass on Saturday December 8 and 15 or Sunday after 9 a.m. mass on De cember 9 and 16. For more information or to register for the study, call Eric Myer at 863 517-1096. 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! 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 Lawrence Larry D. SpencerLABELLE After a three-year battle with MDS/Leukemia, Lawrence Larry D. Spencer died peacefully sur rounded by his family on Nov. 3, 2018 at the age of 84, nine days shy of his 85th birthday. Larry was born in Big Beaver, Mich. on Nov. 12, 1933. He was draft ed in the Navy in 1952 during the Korean War and was stationed at Moffett Naval Air Station in Sunnyvale, Calif. where he worked as a tool and die maker. In the early 1970s, he moved to LaBelle and had a successful career in Real Estate for many years. He has lived there with his family ever since. Larry was an accomplished realtor and a professional horse trainer. A very family oriented man, he coached his childrens sports teams for many years as they grew up. Larry was a history buff who loved reading books, completing puzzles and watching Jeopardy. He loved all sports, but he most especially loved cheering for his favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Frances White Spencer; and his children, Barbara (Rafael) Mateo, Michael Spencer, Denny (Courtney) Spencer, Bret (Carina) Spencer and Breanna Spencer. Larry will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Rachel, Ella, Denise, Tiffany, Leyton, Koby, Tanner, Gracie, Carli, Brooklyn, Bailey and Justin; by his siblings, Doralee (Bernie) Torgler, Norman (Margi) Spencer, Pat (John) Finch and Tim (Margaret) Spencer; by his mother-in-law, Evelyn Crosby White; by his sisters-in-law, Louise Rimes, Trudy (Mark) Henderson; and by his brother-in-law, Bobby (Debbie) White. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Or ville and Dorothy; his daughters, Sharon and Debra; and grandsons, John Paul Burchard and Scott Smith. A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at Community Harvest Worship Center located at 55 Orange Ave, LaBelle when his family remembered and celebrated someone who gave so much to the community, his friends, and most especially his family! Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu neral Home LaBelle. Obituaries Church Briefs Submitted photo The Firehouse Theatre Presents Assisted Living, the Musical This hilarious show pokes fun at ourselves and the senior situations that always seem to arise. The Pelican Roost is a full-service retirement village for those embracing their twilight years and the funny facts of life that comes along with them. This show tells the tales that your Granny would never tell and will knock you off your rocker!! Get ready to laugh until you cry! Tickets are on sale now at www.rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call the ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 (Leave a detailed message and someone will return your call!!). The play is being directed by Maureen Duecette and will be pre sented on Nov 30, Dec 1, 2 and Dec 7, 8, 9.(Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.)
November 22, 2018 Caloosa Belle 7 We are a Medicaid plan based close to where you live and work. VividaHealth.com Local doctors in charge of your care. Friendly, helpful customer service. Caring support network. Box Oce 561-993-1160 Buy tickets @ www.dollyhand.org 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 American Legion, Post 130 Events: Happy Hour Monday Friday 11a--6p; Lounge opens 10 a.m. M-Sa; 12 noon on Sunday. (Fish Fries are held every Friday) November 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. 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. Baked Ham Dinner with Sweet Pota to Soufe or Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans & Dessert. $8.00. ALSO: December 12: Christmas Cook ie Sale, Fill the container with 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) December 5 Wed 7:30 p.m. Ameri can Legion Riders meeting December 6 Thurs 6 p.m. DAV (Dis abled American Veterans) meeting December 12 Wed 6 p.m. Sons of the American Legion meeting December 20 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 station. For further information call 863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free and Publi c is Welcome. American Legion Auxiliary Ham Dinner Wednesday, December 12 from 4:00 p.m. till The American Legion Auxiliary is serving a Special Baked Ham Dinner with Sweet Potato Soufe or Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans & Dessert. $8.00. Pick up a container of Home Made Cookies too for only $5. Community Briefs
8 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 Now Accepting New Patients Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MDCertied by the American Board of PediatricsMedicaid and Most Insurances Accepted. Discounted Fees Based on Income. You can make an appointment with Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD by calling 1-844-FHCSWF or 1-844-342-7935. Betsabee Castillo Guerrero, MD is accepting new patients at our First Choice Kidcare ofce located at: 930 S. Main St., LaBelle, FL 33935National Quality Leader Path Excellence in Patient Service Award Winner By Chris Felker INI Florida CLEWISTON Skydive Spaceland Clew iston has been granted approval to use parts of Airglades Airport for the staging of its ve-day Everglades Boogie skydiving festival during the third week of the new year, end ing on Martin Luther King Day. Hendry County Public Works Director R. Shane Parker requested county commission ers OK on Nov. 13 of a waiver for the event, set for Jan. 17-21, because it will take place within 30 days of the Hendry County Fair (scheduled Feb. 12-17 for 2019). His report said the county has approved several such events for Skydive Spaceland in the past, never receiving any negative comments. Staff say that the company, which leases space from the county, promotes Hendry County as a destination and provides the region an economic boost with this event, with numerous bookings at local hotels and restaurants connected with the Everglades Boogie. They have coordinated with Air glades International Airport (AIA) Assistant Manager Lillie Rodriguez on planning and noted that AIA had no objections. The dia mond area of the airport will be the occu pied during the ve days. For the Jan. 17-21 festival, Hendry Coun ty and lessee Skydive Air Adventures Inc. agree: Overnight camping will be allowed for the nights of Thursday through Sunday that weekend; A paid security guard will be stationed at the airport from noon Jan. 17, 2019, through 5 p.m. Jan. 20; Additional waste receptacles will be placed at AIA by the countys waste hauler; The lessee will have the property cleared of any trash or debris by 5 p.m. Jan. 21, with all receptacles to be removed by 5 p.m. Jan. 22; Four portable toilets will be provided for festivalgoers; The company will clean and stock toi letries for the terminal building during the event; Alcohol sales will be prohibited, as are electrical connections, cooking, open res, water hose usage, laundry or clothes washing, or bathing by campers on county premises; Parking will be allowed only on paved lots or in the diamond area, not along roads or shoulders; No spectators will be allowed along Airglades Boulevard or within the fenced-in area of the airport, and no pets or animals on airport property; and A special event permit will be obtained, as well as proof of $1 million in liability in surance. Everglades Boogie skydive event gets OK Special to the Caloosa Belle CLEWISTON Skydive Spacelands Everglades Boogie festival in January will be followed by an athletic event the follow ing weekend, Jan. 24-27. Hendry County commissioners approved a separate waiv er for the skydiving event and long-distance marathon run because it also falls within 30 days of the Hendry County Fair. A license agreement with FUR-Florida Ultrarunners LLC (owned by the same company) and its president, Eric Friedman, was requested in order to repeat the event staged in 2017 with great success, according to the staff report. Again, the plans have been cleared with Airglades International Airport (AIA), where the SkyDive Ultra & Marathon will take place. SkyDive Ultra event Jan. 24-27 also OKd Submitted photo/ Trenton Muntz Turkeys Take Flight Event On Saturday, November 10, the Rotary Club of LaBelle joined the Rotary Clubs of Immokalee and Fort Lauderdale in the 2018 Turkeys Take Flight Event. This event provided Thanksgiving meals to over 300 families in Im mokalee. The Rotary Club also hosted their annual Turkey Shoot Event which raised over 7,000 dollars. The Club plans on co-hosting the Spring Ham Shoot with the Clewiston Rotary Club in March 2019.
November 22, 2018 Caloosa Belle 9 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 From All of Us at the Caloosa BelleOur ofce will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. We will reopen on Monday, November 26.We hope your Thanksgiving is lled with fun, friendship, faith and all of the warmth and tradition that make it so memorable. May happiness surround you on this special day and all season!A Day of Cherished Traditions Country Oaks Elementarys Leaders of the Month for November! Submitted photo Grade PreK: Reagan Hurst and Cameron DeLaCruz. Grade K: Kyndall Woods, Jake Franco, Zachary Marroquin, Nevaeh Yzaguirre, Brooke Green and Soa Hernandez. Grade 1: Arely Ramirez, Benjamin Rothenhoefer, Raphael Cerda, Aliana Ruiz-Leon, Pedro Avendano and Pedro Ramirez. Grade 2: Adimari Perez, Taylor Locklear, Jenny Garcia, Isabella Gutierrez, Aryanna Zamudio, Juan Gon zalez and Camrynn Martinez. Submitted photo Grade 3: Nicolas Hernandez, Angelica Salazar, Pedro Colmenares, Gabriela Martinez, Ivan Avila-Zea, Chris Malphres and Joshua Prudencio. Grade 4: Ja lissa Williams, Besty Avila, Mia Armijo-Lainez, Orlando Camacho, Ayden Picard and Vanesa Lopez-Villa. Grade 5: Leslie Chairez, Octavio Sandoval-Dean, Layla Gaure, Alshawn Thomas, Jaelyn Smith, Raniyah Adams and Summer Alaniz. Enrichment: Esmeralda Samario-Gomez, Damien Soto, and David Aleman. Moose Lodge 2398 Events 230 Jaycee Lions Drive (863) 675-6255 Mon 3-10 p.m. Tues-Thurs & Sun 11-10 p.m. Fri & Sat 11-12 p.m. LOOM Mtgs held 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. Free Pool every Wednesday!! Every Saturday Burgers 11-2 p.m. Come try our Mushroom Swiss burger!! Fri & Sat we serve dinner 5-7 p.m. Music & Karaoke every Fri & Sat 6:30 p.m. and Sun at 4:00 p.m. All visitors welcomed to our Lodge!! We will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Covered dishes accepted. Dinner around 2 p.m. Bring a dish or two to share!! Volun teers are needed and certainly appreciated to help prep, cook, set up and clean up. Please sign up with bartender!! Thank You and Wishing Safe and Happy Holidays!! Monthly event calendars available! Community Christmas Party The Ross Dynasty Ofce at 462 E. Cow boy Way in LaBelle will have a Community Christmas Party on December 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come out for some free food, CPR demonstrations and Christmas activies for all ages. Community Briefs
10 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 R E D 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. AFFORDABLE, SOLID CBS CONSTRUCTION, home with a newer metal roof! This home is located only a short distance from town, and features an open oor plan, wood laminate ooring, and many other extras includ ing a spacious back yard. Currently rented on a month to month basis, this is an ideal investment property, or a great starter home or second home. $149,900 863-675-4500or 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 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 up dates 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 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 La Belle. 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 www.newhorizons-re.com 580 S. MAIN ST. LABELLE 863-675-1973 Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Mona TannerSe Habla Espanol SOLD SOLD SOLD en-USSubmitted photo/en-USLaura Lofton The Students of the Month are Ariel Brunetto and Meliton Loredo-Marquez. en-USSubmitted photo/en-USLaura Lofton Student Athlete of the Month are Maddie Lofton and Agustin Perez. LaBelle High Schools Student and en-USAthlete of the Month for October en-USDear Parents/Guardians en-US en-US of Seniors Class of 2019en-US To ensure that seniors are on track for graduation, the Administration and Guid ance Department of LaBelle High School en-USwould like to offer the opportunity to review en-US your students transcript with you and your en-US student as well as share important informa tion that will aid in a smooth nish to your en-USstudents senior year. Please join us during en-US the following time: Students Last Name A-L: Friday, 11/30/18 en-US7:45-9:10 a.m. M-Z: Friday, 11/30/18 9:30 en-US -10:50 a.m.en-US If one time is better than the other, please en-US attend the session that best ts your scheden-US-en-US ule. This meeting is mandatory for seniors. en-US Seniors who leave early for their job will en-US need to make arrangements to stay for their en-US meeting time and arrive at work later for that en-US day. LHS School Counselors Corner LaBelle Kiwanis Key Club en-USAnnual Christmas Tree Sales Its time once again for the LaBelle Ki en-USwanis Key Club Members from LaBelle High en-USSchool to hold their Annual Christmas Tree en-US Sales!! You can choose from Frasier Firs, en-US Douglas Firs and Blue Spruce! Prices start en-US at $40 and go up to $70. Tree sales begin en-US on Friday, November 23 at 1 p.m. After the en-US Friday kick-off, the schedule for tree sales is: Mon-Fri 3:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat & Sun en-US10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additionally, there will be en-US poinsettias for sale for $10!! en-USChristmas Cookie Saleen-USThe American Legion Auxiliarys Annual en-US Christmas Cookie Sale, Wednesday, Decemen-US -en-US ber 12 from 4-till p.m., during the Ham Dinen-US -en-US ner. Choose from a Variety of Home Made en-US Cookies Perfect for Gifts or for Yourself, $5.00 per container and container included. en-USCommunity Briefs
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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. 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 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 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Hendry County hereby provides notice that the following parcels of land owned by the County are available for sale and the County is receiving offers: Address Parcel I.D. 7824 17th Terrace, Wheeler 1-28-44-07-A00-0140.0000 7690 14th Place, Wheeler 1-28-44-18-A00-0103.0000 7536 14th Terrace, Wheeler 1-28-44-18-A00-0089.0000 7680 19th Terrace, Wheeler 1-28-44-07-A00-0009.0000 7860 19th Terrace, Wheeler 1-28-44-07-A00-0034.0000 7896 19th Terrace, Wheeler 1-28-44-07-A00-0035.0000 7763 19th Place, Wheeler 1-28-44-07-A00-0056.0000 Interested persons should contact Terri Banky, Belle Realty Company, (863) 675-7522 or email@example.com Posted: 11/21/2018300896 ON 11/21 CB 11/22/2018 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 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. Appli cants should apply for the position at their local State Work force Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10811284. Guns / Supplies Top of the line competition ANSCHUTZ 22 match Rifle. Adjustable stock, left and right handed shooter. $500 priced to sell. 863674-0604 Houses Rent PORT LABELLE 3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., lanai, newly remodeled, Sec. 8 OK. $1100/mo. Avail. Dec. Call 786-728-4180. Affordable single office for rent in LaBelle. Internet, kitchen, confer ence rooms, good park ing, close in. Also virtual office services available. Call Lori 239-292-4458 Storage Space Rent LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5x10 $42.80; 8x10 $53.50; 10x10 $58.85; 8x25 $96.30; 24hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Fifth Wheels 1991 5th Wheel camper 30 foot $2500 Call 863675-3877 Pickup Trucks 02 Dodge Sport Truck, 8 cyl with camper top priced to sell $500. 85 Nissan with camper top $800 Call 863-674-0604 Public Notice NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HENDRY COUNTY en-USREAL ESTATE FOR LEASE Hendry Cou nty hereby provides notice that the follow en-US-en-US ing parcels of land, consisting of an abandoned railroad right-of-way, en-US owned by the County are available for lease and the County is receiven-US -en-US en-US en-US 1304303A000002.0000en-US 1304310A000002.0000en-US 1304315A000002.0000 Lease is North of Canal en-US 1 Right-Of-Way onlyen-US en-US A27-42-30-A00-0250-0000en-US A34-42-30-A00-0020-0000en-US Interested persons should contact Shane Parker, at sparker@hendryen-US -en-US en-US en-US en-US Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Services LIFETIME WOOD Refinishing Specialist All Woods, Antiques, Doors, Floors & Yachts FREE ESTIMATES (863) 517-8390 Furniture MUSE white sectional, dining set seats 12 w/ buffet & pads, dark pine BR set w/2 dressers bookcase at top & desk, sewing machine. Much more. 863-675-7664 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. READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. 12 Caloosa Belle Thursday, November 22, 2018 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, www.hendryfla.net under the Public Information tab, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
November 22, 2018 Caloosa Belle 13 As an investor, you will have access to accounts that are taxed differently from one another. And its possible you could benet from tax diversication by own ing accounts in these three categories: Tax-deferred Tax-deferred ac counts include the traditional IRA and a 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. When you invest in tax-deferred vehicles, your money can grow faster than if it were placed in an account on which you paid taxes every year. You also may get a tax deduction for contributions you make today. When you start taking withdrawals from these tax-deferred accounts, typically during retirement, the money is usually taxed at your ordinary income tax rate. Taxable Taxable investments are those held in a standard brokerage ac count, outside your IRA or 401(k). While you can put virtually all types of invest ments into a taxable account, you may want to focus on those considered to be most tax-efcient. So, you could include individual stocks that you plan to hold, rather than actively trade, because you will not get taxed on the capital gains until you sell. You also might consider mutual funds that do little trading and generate fewer capital gain distributions. This is important not only in terms of controlling taxes, but also because the taxes on these distributions can reduce your investments real rate of return. Tax-free When you invest in a Roth IRA/Roth 401(k), you dont get an im mediate tax deduction, but your earn ings, as well as your withdrawals, are tax-free, provided you do not start taking withdrawals until youre 59 and you have had your account at least ve years. (However, income restrictions do apply to Roth IRAs.) So, given the difference in how taxes are treated in these accounts, how can you choose where to put your money? For example, when would you contrib ute to a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k), rather than a traditional, tax-deferred IRA or 401(k)? If you are in a high tax rate now and expect it to be lower in retirement, a traditional IRA may make more sense, as you potentially get a sizable benet from the tax deduction. But if you are in a low er tax rate now, you have most of your retirement investments in tax-deferred accounts, and/or you can afford to forego the immediate tax deduction, you might nd that the Roth IRA/Roth 401(k), with its tax-free withdrawals and earnings, ul timately will make more sense for you. But since no one can predict where tax rates will go in the future, having money in different types of accounts i.e., tax diversication can be benecial. If you only focus on traditional, taxdeferred accounts, you could end up with larger tax bills than you anticipated when you retire and start tapping into these accounts, particularly when you must start taking withdrawals called required minimum distributions when you reach 70 By having money in accounts with different tax treatments, you may have more exibility in structur ing your withdrawals during retirement, based on your year-to-year tax situation. Theres no formula for achieving an ideal tax diversication. Youll want to consider your own needs and circum stances in choosing the right mix of tax able, tax-deferred and tax-free accounts. Ultimately, taxes should not drive all your investment decisions but they should not be ignored, either. This article was written by Ed ward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Take Advantage of Tax Diversication rf ntt b f f t f b t f t nfbbb f f r t t t f t f t b ff f tt t t f t tt f t f f f f t t tft n b f f ft f f t f bt r f By Warren Stabler Tribune Content Agency, LLC rffnt nbnEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis MOORE HAVEN A shing tournament to benet Albert Dion will take place Satur day, Dec. 1 at the Moore Haven Marina. Mr. Dion is a Moore Haven resident well-known in the area, who has been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment evalua tion. The contest to raise money for a great man and his family, says a yer posted on line by marina operator Robert Power, is is a one-sh tournament starting at 6 a.m. or safe light. All sh must be alive at weigh-in (at noon) or be disqualied. The entry fee is $50, and there will be a 50/50 drawing with rafe tickets given out for the purchase of pork lunches at $7 per plate. The rst-place prize is $200; second takes $100; third, $50; and theres a $50 prize in the trash sh cat egory as well, in which dead sh will be accepted. Live or artical bait may be used. For more information, call Kevin Bryant at 863-532-9985 or Daniel Cockram at 239-2070110. Benet shing tourney set Dec. 1
14 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the City Commission for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed rezoning ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-12 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE ZONING MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 17 AND 43 NORTH LEE STREET AND 194 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, CITY OF LABELLE, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE ZONING DESIGNATION FROM DOWNTOWN BUSI NESS DISTRICT (DBD) TO BUSINESS GENERAL (B-2); PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR INTENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCES AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERI CAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor CITY OF LABELLE NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENTNotice is hereby given that the City Commission for the City of LaBelle will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall at 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following proposed small-scale comprehensive plan amendment ordinance: CITY OF LABELLE ORDINANCE 2018-11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A SMALL SCALE COMPREHEN SIVE PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 17 AND 43 NORTH LEE STREET AND 194 EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION FOR THE PROPERTY FROM DOWNTOWN DISTRICT TO CITY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. COPIES OF THE ORDINANCE AND COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT LABELLE CITY HALL AND A GENERAL LOCATIONAL MAP IS SET FORTH BELOW. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Agency/Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERI CAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE. City of LaBelle City Commission David A. Lyons, Mayor
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16 Caloosa Belle November 22, 2018 en-USSubmitted photo/ Trenton Muntz en-USRecently at the Rotaryen-USOn Tuesday, November 6, the Rotary Club of LaBelle was visited by Mike Swindle, who serves as the Director of Workforce and Adult Education for the Hendry en-US County School Board. The Club also presented a $500 check to support the LaBelle High School Drama Club. Pictured LEFT: Rotarian Michelle Brunetto and en-US President Fred Kobie. RIGHT: Mike Swindle with President Fred Kobie.