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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
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Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: August 27, 2009
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: weekly
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At a Glance

City waste removal
Attention City of LaBelle res-
idents: the city will pick up hor-
ticultural waste-from the storm
Saturday, August 29. Please
have your. horticultural waste
stacked by the road, away from
powerlines and trees.

Tarps available
Residents needing tarps for
leaking roofs or sand and sand
bags are asked to call Emer-
gency Management at 863-612-
4700 or 863-983-1594 for assis-
tance. Tarps or sand bags will
no longer be available at the
previous locations.

Jump start your
small business
Real Entrepreneurship
through Action Learning
(REAL) is a unique "active
learning" program for indi-
viduals interested in starting or
expanding a small business in
rural areas of southern Florida.
Participants will identify and
develop necessary business
skills; search and locate small
business opportunities in the
community; and prepare a
business plan (including a
marketing plan and financial
projections).
Local professionals such as
bankers, attorneys and CPAs
will participate as part of the
Community Support Team.
Initial cost is $100, but $90 will
be refunded upon completion.
Classes start in LaBelle Sept. 8.
For more information contact
Sean Moore 863-517-00971 or
e-mail spmoore@fgcu.edu.

Auditions open
Tropical Storm Fay kept
most of LaBelle closed for
our OPEN AUDITIONS for the
Firehouse Cultural Center's
2008-2009 i season. They are
rescheduling for Tuesday, Sep-
tember 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. at
241 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle. If
you would like to audition and
you cannot make it this night,
please leave a message at 863-
675-3066 and a member of the
Theater will contact you.
The Theater is looking for
actors and actresses of all
ages and levels of experience
for Costume Ball weekends of
Oct. 24 and Oct. 31; 2 Across
weekends of Dec. 11 and
Dec. 18; Laff Revue weekends
of Jan. 22 and Jan. 29,-2009;
Importance of Being Earnest
weekends of Mar. 5 and Mar.
12; and three one-act plays, a
mix of Shakespeare to comedy,
weekends of Apr. 16 and April
23. Rehearsals normally take
approximately six weeks prior
to production.

Buying a home?
A Homebuyer Education
Workshop will be presented
tonight August 28, 5-8 p,m. by
Aida Barnhart, Hendry County
SHIP. Florida Community Bank
will host the workshop.
Speakers include Kristina
Kulpa, Hendry County Property
Appraiser,,Linda Oswald, Perry
Redish Insurance Agency. The
presentation will be at Florida
Community Bank Training
Room, 155 N. Bridge Street.
Contact: Susan Vaughan
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Lee, Whidden in November sheriff's race


Murphy,


Egley vie

for top

school post
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- The results of
the August primary election put
an end to the question of who


the two candidates for sheriff
will be come November.
Nearly 32 percent of the
16,000 registered voters in Hen-
dry County turned out on Tues-
day to vote.
Incumbent Sheriff Ronnie Lee
won a decisive victory against
his two Republican opponents,
Rick Hornsby and Kevin Nelson,
securing him a spot on the No-
vember ticket.
A total of 962 citizens cast their
votes in favor of Sheriff Lee, who
captured 49 percent of the votes,
according to unofficial results
posted at the county's supervisor
of elections Web site. Hornsby


secured 643 votes, representing
33 percent, with Nelson trailing
third, having gotten 371 votes, 19
percent of the vote.
On the Democratic side, Steve
Whidden beat out Fred Dyess Jr.
and Raul Fernandez for the nod.
Whidden, a Clewiston police
officer and first-time political
hopeful, secured 1,570 votes, or
53 percent of the total vote; with
Dyess coming in second with
1,227 votes, 42 percent of the
vote. Fernandez was a distant
third, having collected only 153
votes, slightly more than 5 per-
cent of the total vote.
Sheriff Lee and Mr. Whidden


Homelessness: Finding a solution


Submitted photo/Susan Vaughan
The Hendry-Glades Homeless Coalition officers and members looked mighty classy
at their first big fundraiser event on August 16. Pictured from left: Aida Barnhart, Vice
President; Amanda Pacheco, Secretary; Erica Villafuerte, President; Susan Vaughan,
Volunteer. More photos on Page 2.


Coalition event raises funds


LaBelle, Fla.-August 16th-'
Florida Community Bank
hosted its first ever "Birds
Have Houses, Why Shouldn't
People?" to benefit the Hendry-
Glades Homeless Coalition. It
was a fun-filled, casual evening
which began with cocktails
and hors d' oeuvres. Live mu-
sic from Ryan Darling and his
acoustic guitar filled the air.
Meanwhile, a silent auction
was going on for locally paint-
ed birdhouses. Local artists
included: Caitlin Willis, Maggy
Stansly, Brittany Stewart, Sue
Fuller, Marlene Burchard, Am-
ber Vojack,Vicki Howard, Cathy
Singleton, Becky Connell, Paula
Morrison, Lucas Pratt, Siera
Lockhart, Jacy Sealey, Wayne
Wilkins, and the children from
Christ Central Church.
Birdhouses ranged from.
Florida Gator themes to patriot-
ic themes to a pirate ship. The
.creativity that. came from our
area was truly unremarkable!


City:
By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
After Commissio
Zimmerly and Da
repeated the oath c
the August 21, city cc
meeting, the board g
the business at hand
Several residents
wishes be known rei
future placement of i
Bridge. FDOT is cor
study of SR 29 and
input from the put
are three plans.on th
this time. One'woulc
bridge to the west of
would place it to the
third would leave th
its current .location


The event was a great suc-
cess and raised much-needed
funds and awareness for the
homeless coalition whose mis-
sion is to prevent and minimize
homelessness in Hendry and
Glades Counties.
The majority of the funds
were raised through spon-
sorships from, the generous
people and businesses of our
communities. Sponsors for the
event included: Florida Com-
munity Bank, Langford Ford,
Nancy Phillips & Assoc., Don
Davis, Family Eye Care, Stewart
Construction, Rotary Club of,
LaBelle, Kristina Kulpa, Rock
Enterprises, Christ the King Lu-
theran Church, Lisa Andrews
of Southwest Florida Realty
Group, Donna Storter-Long,
and Glenn and Martha Hores.
.To build a better world,
start in your community! If
you would like more informa-
tion about'how to get involved
with the homeless coalition,


Keep
with two
one south
and Main
ners Hilda andain
vid Lyons Craig
)f office at the family
missionn and worr
ot down to ficdegrad
if SR 29 a
let their Main Stree
garding the who also
the LaBelle hood, sai
nducting a represent
is seeking they wou
blic. There keeping
e. books at along w
d place the with a by
town; one east of to'
e east. The Preser
e bridge at would als
, possibly riverfront


please contact Aida Barnhart'
at 863.675.5297 or email hen-
drygladeshomelesscoalition@
yahoo.com.
The next meeting of the
homeless coalition is sched-
uled for October 16, 2008, at 10
a.m., at the United Way House
in LaBelle and all are invited to
attend.
Florida Community Bank
is a full service, community
based, financial institution that
provides high quality financial
services and products tailored
to fit the individual needs of
each client in a caring and
flexible manner. With offices
in Charlotte,- Hendry, Lee and
Collier counties, Florida Com-
munity Bank is financially
strong, committed to profitable
growth, and focused on doing
what is right not just what is
permissible for the people and
businesses of Southwest Flori-
da. We are "Rooted in History.
and Growing the Future."


SR 29 in town
spans one north and city's redevelopment plans.
h- along Bridge Street The city fears that the two
Street, bridge approach, one for
Caldwell grew up at northbound traffic and one
'home on Curry Street for southbound traffic, would
ied about excess traf- create a "dead zone" between
ling the neighborhood what is now Main and Bridge
nd the bridge took the Streets and that routing SR 29
et route. Ian Proverbs, outside of town would kill the
lives in that neighbor- downtown area.
id he spoke to FDOT Resident Laura Mermino
atives who told him said heavy traffic on Main Street
ild definitely consider would contradict the city's
SR 29 through town, view of a walking downtown
ith the drawbridge, district.
-pass for heavy trucks Linda McVey, president of
-pass the Bicycle and Pedestrian
ving the old bridge Advisory Committee, said her
;o preserve use of the See City Page 2
a key point in the


will face each other in Novem-
ber to see who will be the next
sheriff of Hendry County.
In the race for superinten-
dent, Rick Murphy defeated Scott
Cooper in the primary, with 55
percent of the total votes. Mr.
Murphy will be challenged by
Dr. Robert Egley in November,
following the announcement by
Tom Conner earlier this year that
he would not be seeking an ad-
ditional term as the school's top
official.
Incumbent County Commis-
sioner for District 1 Janet Taylor
got 55 percent of the votes in
the Democratic Primary. Pamela


Melissa Jackson followed with
40 percent of the vote, Wanda
Richardson last with 5 percent of
alLvotes.
Ms. Taylor will run against for-
mer county commissioner Phil-
lip Roland, No Party Affiliation,
in November.
Tris Chapman defeated Ray
Pittman Jr. in the race for county
commissioner of District 3, with
a majority 61 percent of all votes
cast. Tris Chapman will have
two contend with two additional
candidates in a few weeks: Ray-
mond Rodriguez and Don Davis.
See Election Page 5


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their August 26 meeting,
the Hendry County Board of
Commissioners voted unani-
mously to make Judi Kenning-
ton-Korf the new county ad-
ministrator.
SHe had been serving as
interim administrator since
last month when, in a surprise
move, the commissioners re-
lieved former administrator
Wayne O'Neal pf his duties.
The August 26 motion was
made by Commissioner Bill
Maddox and seconded by
Commissioner Darrell Harris. It
passed 4-0; Commissioner Bo
Pelham was not. at the meet-
ing.
The board opted to contin-
ue its part in paying Tallahassee
attorney Curt Kiser to represent


local governments in the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict-United States Sugar Corp.
land acquisition.
The county teamed with the
Cities of LaBelle and Clewis-
ton to hire Mr. Kiser to see to
the area's interests in the sale.
The board opted to continue
his employment for another
month.
Commissioner Kevin McCa-
rthy told his fellow commission-
ers he received a letter from the
Hilliards asking to submit 6,000
acres near Airglades Industrial
Park for the county's support
for the state's proposed inland
port.
With ready access to US 27, +
rail and air transportation, the
site could be a good candidate
commissioners agreed.
See County Page 5


EC one of nine



state colleges


Fort Myers, FL-It's official!
Edison State College is the new
name of Edison College. The
District Board of Trustees ap-
proved the name change at the
request of College .President
Kenneth P Walker. A ground-
breaking state law, signed by
Governor Crist in mid-June,
named Edison College as one
of nine colleges included in the
State College Pilot Project with
the goal of expanding access to
higher education.
"This college's excellent


reputation and leadership in
expanding access to bacca-
laureate degrees has been ac-
knowledged with the state col-
lege designation," said Walker.
"The Edison State 'College
name appropriately honors the
legacy of this fine institution
and its namesake, Thomas Alva
Edison."
Walker said that feedback
from numerous focus groups
discussing potential names re-
See College Page 2


;aloosa eeile/rauy urarn
Commissioners Hilda Zimmerly, left, and David Lyons
take the oath of office to continue their service on the
board. No election was necessary this year since neither
had any challenger. Mayor Paul Puletti, right, adminis-
tered the oath of office at the August 21 city commission
meeting.


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Submitted photo/Susan Vaughan
This Pirate Ship Birdhouse painted by Caitlin Willis sold
for $50. Other great birdhouses included: Gator Birdhouse
painted by Marlene Burchard sold for $70; Beach Scene
Birdhouse painted by Sue Fuller sold for $50; Home Sweet
Home Birdhouse painted by Cathy Singleton sold for $50.


Submitted photo
Janis and Bo Davidson enjoyed their evening at the Hendry-
Glades Homeless Coalition fundraiser.


City
Continued From Page 1

group supports the single draw-
bridge scenario with truck traffic
routed out of town.
Mayor Paul Puletti explained
his conviction that home should
be a place of peace and tranquil-
- ity and his commitment to main-
`"tain the city's oak canopy. Resi-
dents must provide their input
to DOT, he said, recognizing that
ultimately, placement of SR 29
and the bridge will be the state's
decision.
Commissioner Dave Lyons
said DOT has told him they
would not maintain two bridges
the old drawbridge in town and
another bridge outside of town.
Annual maintenance for the cur-
rent bridge is about $250,000 not
viable for the city to cover. One
suggestion was to share the cost
with the state and the county.
It was also noted that Glades
County has an appreciable inter-
est in the placement of SR 29 and
the bridge.


Veterans Memorial
Bill Davis, representing Ameri-
can Legion Post 130, reported
orl the veterans memorial being
planned for the corner of SR 80
and Main Street, across from the
Courthouse. The project will in-
corporate benches and a reflect-
ing pool. Monuments will be add-
ed and landscaping completed as
the- funds are collected.
'Memorial bricks are being
sold. The Legion has already
purchased the memorial bricks
for Staff Sgt. Chris Strickland and
Chief Warrant Officer Robert
Charles Hammett, Jr. The gradu-
ates of LaBelle High School died
within about 24 hours of each
other this past summer: Staff
Sgt. Strickland in Afghanistan
and Warrant Officer Hammett in
Iraq.
Thus far, the American Legion
has collected $13,618.40 in dona-
tions for the memorial.
The entire project is expected
to cost some $130,000. Mr. Davis
said he has applied for grants
through US Congressman Tim
Mahoney's office.


College
Continued From Page 1

vealed tremendous affinity for
tradition and the Thomas Edison
connection.
"I share their sense of pride in
maintaining the Edison name,"
Walker said. "Our goal is to in-
spire students to transcend per-
ceived limitations just as Mr.
Edison did. Now we can offer
opportunities at multiple levels."
;In introducing the agenda
item, Washington Baquero, M.D.
(Lee County), Board Chairman,
said, "It is an honor and privi-
lege to serve as Trustee chair-
man at this historic time." Walker
thanked the board members' for
their support and guidance for
this issue over the years, and re-
minded them that the concept
started with students expressing
the desire to remain at Edison
to earn their baccalaureate de-
grees.
Walker said the name change
serves as a catalyst for an ex-
panded mission. "This College
will deepen its commitment to
providing access to higher edu-
cation for all who desire to earn
a degree," he said.
David.Klein, M. D. (Charlotte
County) lauded the College's
commitment to the open-door
mission. "We are expanding our
mission, not replacing it," .he
said.
Walker said an updated logo-
mark is under development to
serve as the college's new graph-
ic image. A branding campaign
will promote more overtly values
and characteristics shared by
Thomas Edison and the college,
e.g. hard work, determination,
innovation, and belief in one per-
son's ability to impact the world
in a positive way.
Walker said that the new
name and logo will be phased in
to assure the efficient use of re-
sources. Catalogs and brochures.
will be used until supplies are
depleted. The College seal, di-


Mr. Davis asked that the Legion
be allowed to break ground on
the project, order four flag poles
and bricks to get things started.
Mr. Davis would like to show that
the community is working on the
project. Mayor Puletti suggested
Veterans Day might be a fitting
opportunity to break ground.

No soliciting on state
roadways
Debra Stallings of the Depart-
ment of Transportation came to
the meeting to call attention to a
safety issue groups doing fund-
raising activities on state roads.
With the Community Traffic Safe-
ty Team, Ms. Stallings explained
that soliciting in the roadway is
illegal and asked the city not to
issue any permits to do so.
Mayor Puletti said this is not
an issue for the. City of LaBelle,
which does' not issue permits to
use the road, only the park area
across from the Courthouse. He
said if anyone is not complying
with the law should be a law en-
forcement issue.


ploma covers and signs will be
changed more quickly. Officials
expect the transition to be com-
plete in early spring.
"This is an historic milestone


for the college, and an extraordi-
nary opportunity for the greater
college community," said Walker.
"Exciting things are ahead."
Edison State College is accred-


ited by the Commission on Col-
leges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools to award
baccalaureate degrees, associate
degrees and certificates.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, August 28, 2008 J


Jail expansion uncertainty continues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- The Hendry
County board of commissioners
once again delayed plans for the
expansion of the jail facility, with
one of the leaders arguing that


the county shouldn't settle for less
than what it needs.
On the other side of the dis-
cussion, one commissioner be-
lieves the county can't afford to
spend more than it has already
planned to spend. There simply
isn't enough money to meet the


needs, he said.
In the meantime, jail admin-
istrators are at a loss about what
to do to keep the packed jail from
overflowing.
For many months now, the jail
facility in LaBelle, which is run
by the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office, has experienced a con-
tinuing increase in inmate popu-
lation. What that has caused, a
tour of the jail reveals, is inmates
sleeping on portable beds on the
floors, sometimes as many as
three or four crowding the walk-
ways inside the cells.
According to Judi Kennington-
Korf, the interim county manager,
the county had prepared tq.spend
as much as $1.9 million for the
installation of enough modular
units to accommodate 96 addi-
tional inmates.
Currently, the jail is home to
almost 260, while the facility itself
was constructed to house only
193. The need for additional units
is critical, leaders agree. What
they don't agree on, however, is
the cost.
Since the initial study of the
cost, the cost of providing 96
modular units has risen to $2.5
million. The brunt of that amount
comes from higher fuel costs, the
relocation of a sewer line and a
requirement for a berm wall.
Using the $1.9 million figure


would cover only the addition of
64 units.
Alluding to the county's finan-
cial position, Commissioner Bill
Maddox Jr. said, "I know it's not
good ... but it will cost us more
in the long-term. By the time they
start construction, it will be too
small for our needs."
He proposed the motion to
have staff find additional resourc-
es to close the shortfall.
Commissioner Darrell Harris
disagreed.
"We don't have that kind of
funding," he said. "We're riding
real thin on the budget. I don't
know where you would find
$600,000 more."
Commissioner Maddox's mo-
tion was approved by majority
vote.
Since the units are modular --
they are brought in pre-construct-
ed -- the solution doesn't carry the
permanence of a more compre-
hensive jail expansion project.
Estimated figures for a brick-
and-mortar expansion to the jail,
however, were much higher. At
one point, the county determined
that such an expansion would
cost in excess of $20 million.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
corn.


Two people died-in a crash
on SR 78 in Glades County. The
crash took place at about 5:30
p.m. on SR 78 five miles north
of US 27.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Mary Ann Wil-
cox, 46, was driving a 2004 Mit-
subishi northbound on SR 78
during heavy rains. Twenty-year-
old Zachary Cornelius Wilcox
was her passenger. Both were
from Moore Haven.
A 2006 Nissan, driven by Sam
Caliendo, 65,. also of Moore Ha-
ven, was southbound on SR 78,
approaching Ms. Wilcox's ve-
hicle. Ms. Wilcox hydroplaned
on the wet road and she lost
control. Her vehicle rotated
counterclockwise and slid into


the southbound lane with the
passenger side'of the vehicle
leading.
Mr. Caliendo was unable to
avoid the Wilcox vehicle and its
front struck the right side of the
Mitsubishi which came to rest
facing north in the northbound
lane.
Mr. Caliendo's vehicle rotat-
ed clockwise and came to rest
facing southwest on the west
paved shoulder of SR 78. Both
occupants of the Wilcox vehicle
died in the crash. Neither was
wearing a seatbelt at the time of
the crash.
Mr. Caliendo was taken to
Lee Memorial Hospital with seri-
ous injuries.


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District recovery in motion after tropical storm ,


Drenching storm produces
District-wide rainfall average of 5
inches
West Palm Beach Tropical
Storm Fay dropped an average
of 5 inches of rain across the
16-county South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
between Monday and Wednes-
day, guaranteeing that the region
will receive above-average August
rainfall.
Rainfall was heaviest across
a swath of South Florida from
Marco Island to St. Lucie County,
which received 6 to 10 inches of


rain as Tropical Storm Fay trav-
eled across the peninsula. This in-:
cludes Lake Okeechobee, which
received 6 inches of rainfall, and
the Kissimmee River Valley.'
District-wide, the monthly
average historical rainfall is 7.54
inches for August. About 8 inches
of rainfall have been recorded
district-wide through Aug. 19,
and sporadic rainfall is expected
for several days due to remaining
storm cloud bands.
The District is in recovery
mode today, with staff members
in the field assessing potential


storm damage to water control
structures. Early reports indicate
that the flood protection system
functioned well.
Water managers are already
adjusting canal flows to conserve
water received from Tropical
.Storm Fay. Emergency water re-
strictions remain in effect follow-
ing a multi-year rainfall deficit.
The storm event also present-
ed water managers with an op-
portunity to test of the new S-65E
Tailwater Weir on the Kissimmee
River north of Lake Okeechobee.
Water managers confirmed to-


Arrest reports


LaBelle
Jamie Lee Gibson, 47, was ar-
rested August 14 and charged on'
a warrant with VOP: grand theft
and FTA. Deputy C. Sh'elh6rd
was arresting officer.
Walter N Funes, 28, as 'r:
rested August 28 and charged with
fraud false statement on a driver's
License application. Deputy J. Gar-
Srett was arresting officer.
Lori A. Howard, 40, was ar-
rested August 12, and charged
with grand theft between $20,000
and $100,000. Investigator K. Ben-
nett was arresting officer.
Robert Daniel Allison, 44, was
arrested August 18 and charged
with assault intent to do violence
and causing cruel death, pain or
suffering to an animal. Cpl. Olvera
was arresting officer.


Clewiston
Hiawatha Laquinta Scott,
50, was arrested August 22 and
charged with a non-moving traffic
Si:latirn'r, h.at-tual offenide6 drl\
ing 'itlh a s'~i-rpt'eedI license and
as a fugiti\ e from justice from Col-
lier County. N. Reed was arresting
officer.
Douglas Scott Garrett III, 19,
was. arrested August 23 and
charged with producing marijua-
na Schedule 1. Deputy J. Hunter
was arresting officer.
Douglas Scott Perkins, 30, was
arrested August .23 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy Shannon Bell
was arresting officer.
Demetris McFarland, 26, was
arrested August 21 and charged
with cocaine possession with in-


tent to sell,, manufacture, deliver,
etc. Schedule II. Deputy N. Kirk
was arresting officer.
Mario H. Nodal,.24, was arrest-
'r- Auglt '-21) and charged with
dealing in stolen property. Deputy
T. Arnold was arresting officer.
Michael Lee West, 27, was
arrested August 21 and charged
with carrying a concealed weap-
on firearm.
Sgt. J. Soto was arresting of-
ficer.
Selvin Rodriguez, 27, was ar-
rested 'August 23 and charged
with FTA: felony offense. Deputy
J. Poole was arresting officer.
Jaketta D. Byrd, 37, was arrest-
ed August 19 and charged with
larceny $300-$5,000.
Deputy Greg Henderson was
arresting officer.


day that peak water flows of up
to 18,000 cubic feet per second
passed over the structure during
the height of the storm.
The weir protects the S-65E
from being affected by extreme
water level differences upstream
and downstream of the structure.
More water is on the way after
Tropical Storm Fay's remaining
clouds dissipate.
Stormwater runoff will col-
lect in the Kissimmee River Valley
and watersheds throughout the
District, before moving into ar
canals and Lake Okeechobee.
Lake Okeechobee'swater level
was 11.80 feet NGVD on Wednes-
day, about six inches higher than
Tuesday's recorded water level of
11.34 feet NGVD.
Lake Okeechobee's water
level could rise more than a foot
in the next two'weeks as storm-
water runoff flows south through
the Ki;simrree River Vallev :'
The South Florida Water, Man-
agement District Citizen Informa-
tion Line remains open until 5
p.m. Wednesday.
The phone number is (877)
429-1294.
For current weather and water
conditions, visit the District web-
site at www.sfwmd.gov.


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A OPINION


Speak Out.
Have a comment, opinion or question about a public is-
sue? Post it anytime at the Caloosa Belle public forum at
newszap.com. It is a hometown site, so visit the page as often
as you would like and share your comments (but no personal
attacks or profanities, please). You can also make a comment
by sending an e-mail to cbnews@newszap.com. Comments
will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
DRIVERS BEWARE: Something needs to be done about drivers that
ignore the signs on old CR78. Drivers continue to turn right at the stop
sign and almost hit drivers coming east on CR78 head on. This has
happened twice lately to my family members. Idiot drivers need to
stop this dangerous driving before there is a horrible accident or fatal-
ity.

Thank You


Birdhouse Event
On behalf of the Hendry-Glades
Homeless Coalition, we would
like to thank everyone who as-
sisted with the first annual "Birds
Have Houses, Why Shouldn't
People?" event on August 16.
The event raised approximately'
$5,000. This would not have been
possible without the following
sponsors: Florida Community
Bank, Langford Ford, Nancy Phil-
lips & Assoc, Don Davis, Family
Eye Care, Stewart Construction,
Rotary Club of LaBelle, Kristina
Kulpa, Rock Enterprises, Christ
the King Lutheran Church, Lisa
Andrews of SWF Realty Group,
Donna Storter-Long, and Glenn &
Martha Hores. We would also like
to recognize the following artists
for donating their time and sup-
plies to paint birdhouses: Paula
Morrison, Vicki Howard, Siera
Lockhart, Lucas Pratt, Sue Fuller,
Marlene Burchard, Maggy Stansly,
Jacy Sealey, Amber Vojack, Caitlin
Willis, Cathy Singleton, Brittany


Stewart, Becky Connell, Wayne
Wilkins, and the children of Christ
Central Church. A special thank
you to all who donated silent
auction items: Mary Bartoshuk,
Firehouse Cultural Center, First
Appraisal, Curtis Honey, Sanibel
Harbour, Gull Wing Resort, The
Clewiston Inn, Annette Matheson,
the Moosettes, Wayne & Julie
Wilkins, and Country Peddler
Antiques. Additional thank-you's
go out to Micah Mims, Janet Tay-
lor, B. Barnhart, USave, Sparks
Liquor, Rick Marquith, Rodeo
Bar & Grill, Ryan Darling, Mary
Harn, Sara Townsend, Caitlin Wil-
lis, Tommy Vaughan, Bill Murray,
and LaBelle High School. We had
such an overwhelming response
for help we hope that we did
not leave anyone out. We greatly
appreciated all who volunteered
that evening and all of those who
attended. Thank you all
Sincerely,
Aida Barnhart & Susan
Vaughan
Event Coordinators


Witch's Brew


By Pudge Lehman
It's a shame -to throw away
used gift wrap when it's really
pretty. Put it through your paper
shredder and use it instead of tis-
sue paper in your gift bags.
If you have a hard time getting
your walking time in just go to the
grocery store or the mall 20 min-
utes early and do your walking
there, then grab a buggy and do
your shopping.
There are a multitude of uses
for rubberized shelf lining. Keep a
small piece in a kitchen drawer to
put under a mixing bowl or a cut-
ting board.
I keep a piece under my laptop
+ to keep it from sliding.
If you have hair conditioner
.that after you bought it you didn't
like it ... use it to shave your legs.


To get un-
der applianc-
es like the
microwave (
cover your
fly swatter
with a pa-
per towel or
a cloth and
wipe. those
hard to reach places.
Use heavy duty rubber gloves
to do your weeding. Your hands
stay cleaner, the gloves rinse right
off and if you put lotion on your
hands before working they are re-
ally soft when you are through.
If you have many things
plugged into a multi outlet thingy,
use plastic bread tags to' identify
them. Write on the tag what ap-
pliance it belongs to:


Weather Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be calm
becoming east around 5 mph with a 30 percent chance of scattered
showers and thunderstorms mainly after 2 p.m.
Thursday night:' Partly cloudy with a low around 74. Winds will
be calm with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from the
east between 3 and 7 mph with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 73. Winds will be
calm with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from
the east around 5 mph with a 30 percent chance for showers and
thunderstorms.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93 and a 30 percent chance
- of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday (Labor Day): Partly cloudy with a high near 92 and a 30
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.





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Letters to the Editor


What would you
change?
Elections are here now. A large
number of candidates are seeking
your vote. If you want change in
our community, seek out those
candidates who think like you do.
For our community to grow and
be a good place to raise a family,
we need new ideas.
Myself, I feel a good deputy
should not have to worry about
who is elected sheriff to keep his
job.
I would like to see more
recreational programs for our
teens and adults. The 80 acres
(approximately) at the Hendry
County Gun Range offers many
outdoor opportunities if properly
maintained. A civilian non-profit
organization could.work with the
Sheriff's Department on improv-
ing shooting-camping-hunter
safety programs and many more
functions at the range. This could
be done by volunteers at little or
no cost to the county.
I would like to see cocaine
dealers and meth labs being bust-
ed a well as growhouses. If a bar
or business is involved in drugs on
its property and arrests are made
on drug dealers in their establish-
ments they should be shut down.
That means lose their liquor
license or business permits. Our
judges have to get tougher on
convicted drug dealers. If busi-
ness are involved, close them


down permanently.
Our schools need better con-
trol of drug activities on their
premises. The DARE program
needs all the support we can give
it. We are a good Christian com-
munity and we need to let drug
dealers know they will be dealt
with on maximum sentences. Jail
should not be fun. Remove TVs
and weight programs from the
jails. Provide books and job train-
ing there.
Affordable day care for young
families and help for the home-
less need to be addressed by the
county officials. No child should
go hungry.
So, know your candidate and
what they stand for before you
vote.
Of course, these are just my
opinions but anything is possible
if you want it bad enough.
Ed Kuntz

Doggone Politics
With so many disastrous is-
sues to be advanced in the cur-
rent presidential campaign, the
differences in the ages of Mc-
Cain and Obama continue to
receive undeserved attention. In
spite of my dissatisfaction with
this distraction from the main is-
sues I have decided that I have a
position on the issue. It revolves.
around the relativity of age when
it comes to experiences. Whether
you believe, or do not believe,


that experience is relative to one
experience repeated 20 times, or
20 different experiences repeated,
one at a time, I think I have a story
that makes the point that age and
experience do have relativity.
It seems that an elderly man
decided to take his old Irish Wol-
hound, McCain with him on a
planned safari in Africa. McCain
was having a wonderful time
chasing rabbits, until he suddenly
realized that he was lost. To fur-
ther complicate his situation he
saw a young Leopard bearing
down on him with making lunch
of him on his mind. What to do?
Quickly noticing some bones on
the ground nearby, he turns his
back on the young Leopard and
starts chewing on them while
loudly shouting that this was one
delicious Leopard and how many
more leopards might be avail-
able in the area. Hearing this, the
young Leopard stops his charge
and makes a quick exit into the
bush feeling lucky that the old
Irish Wolfhound hadn't made a
lunch out of him.
In the meantime a monkey
had observed what had hap-
pened and reasoned that he
could trade his knowledge of the
situation into protection from the
young Leopard. So he took off af-
ter the young Leopard just as Mc-
Cain spotted the monkey chasing
the Leopard. McCain, suspecting
that the monkey might be up to
something begins following the


monkey. McCain catches up to
the monkey just as he is cutting a
protection deal with the Leopard
and sees that the Leopard is furi-
ous at being fooled. Then McCain
sees the monkey jump on the
Leopard's back and head back
to get him. McCain is now faced
with what to do, but instead of
running, he again turns his back
on the Leopard, as he hasn't seen
him, and like before shouts out
loudly that the monkey has been
gone for an hour and had better
be bringing him back another
young Leopard soon, or he is go-
ing to kill the monkey. Right or
wrong, I can't help but think of
McCain as the aging Irish Wolf-
hound and Obama as the young
Leopard.
In my book, you best not mess
with "old dogs," where age, expe-
rience, patience and perseverance
will always triumph over youthful
inexperience, impatience and
imprudence. Madison Avenue
props aside, earned substance
and accomplishments will always
persevere over hope-based per-
ceptions based on style, not sub-
stance. Don't "monkey" around.
with old dogs!
Respectfully,
T. W. Bill Neville


Any dead fish can float downstream!


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church,
LaBelle
Afew years ago I was invited to
speak at a conference in Alaska. It
was wonderful'
to go to a place
I had only read
about and seen
pictures of,
but had never
been to before.m
The scenery
was like the
Grand Canyon Dr. Les
- breath-taking, Morgan
and something
you .have to experience. It cannot
be captured on film.
While there I met several fami-
lies, one of whom invited me to
their home after the conference.
These folks live on the Copper
River, home of some of the finest
salmon fishing in the world. I saw
the fish confronting the challenge
of those swift waters as they at-


*tempted to get back upstream to
the place of their birth for spawn-
ing. With a keen sense of navi-
gation, these fish fought against
seemingly insurmountable odds
using great determination to ar-
rive at their destination.
It was amazing to see these
creatures in action. Apart from a
few hungry bears along the way,
it was obvious that nothing was
going to'stop them. In reflecting
back over the experience, I have
to say I did not notice a lazy, medi-
ocre salmon the entire afternoon.
Just the opposite was.true every
fish was using every fiber and fin
to accomplish the goal.
What an example for life! From
that experience I saw a life-long
lesson. Simply put any dead fish
can float downstream! It takes
something alive with inner forti-
tude and passion to complete a
mission!
When it comes to fighting
against mediocrity, I am remind-
ed of the words of John Mason:


"Mediocrity is a region bounded
on the north by compromise, on
the south by indecision, on the
east by past thinking, and on the
west by a lack of vision." Amen!
Question: What are you fac-
ing in your life right now? Are
you wrestling with an issue that
has "taken you to the mat" for
years? Is there a new challenge
that has entered the arena of your
life, perhaps with the potential to
threaten you or severely oppose
you? Maybe you are thinking you
can defeat those struggles with a
minimal effort. Remember me-
diocre thinking produces miedio-
cre results!
I want to challenge you get
in the fight! Excel in what God
has placed in all of us. Acts 17:28
gives us courage: "In Him (Christ)
we live, and move and have our
being!" Paul reminds us of the
greatest resource that is available
to any who would call on the.
Lord: "I can do all things through
Christ who strengthens me'(Phil.


4:13).
What God has put in the hu-
man will to withstand life's trial
is amazing. This was perhaps ex-
hibited most clearly in the' WW'
II documentaries of those who
survived the horrors of the Nazi
Prison Camps. That level of en-
durance is not picked up at the
candy counter by the check out
register at Walmart. No, Madison
Avenue could never motivate one
to sustain such struggles. That is a
God-given, innate ability to press
on despite seemingly insurmount-
able obstacles. We are reinforced
within our spirit like the salmon
- to enter the river of life and fight
the good fight of faith.
Rerpember any dead fish can
float downstream. After that; they
begin to really stink!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church, located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in
LaBelle


Community Briefs


TRIM notices sent
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
Property Appraiser would like to
Announce that your TRIM Notice
has been mailed, if you have not
received one in the mail by Sep-
tember 3rd please give our office
a call (863-675-5270 or 863-983-
1591). You can also go to he Web
site at www.hendryprop.com to
view your TRIM. On the home
page you will see instructions on
how to pull up your TRIM plus
you will find additional informa-
tion regarding questions you
might have.
Your TRIM Notice has changed
this year to reflect changes due
to Amendment 1. You will find
details and examples on their
Web site to explain the changes.
.. They have also provided you with
phone numbers, email addresses
and links to Web sites that can
provide you with additional infor-
mation.
If you have questions that per-
tain to the Property Appraiser,
they have extended their hours
(at both locations) on Thursday,
August 28, September 4, 11 and
18 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Sep-
tember 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.
You may also call during regular
office hours Monday-Friday 8:30
4.m to 5 p.m. in LaBelle at 863-
675-5270 and in Clewiston at 863-
983-1591:

You can serve on VAB
The Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners is seek-
ing a homeowner to serve on the
Hendry County Value Adjustment
Board (VAB),' which meets to
hear appeals on property valua-
tion issues. Previously, the VAB
was composed of only elected of-
ficials. This year, the Florida Legis-
lature changed the law to require
that one of the five persons serv-
ing on the VAB must be an owner
of homestead property in Hendry
County. If you are interested in
serving, you should submit a let-
ter of interest to County Attorney
Mark Lapp at MLapp@Hendryfla.
net, P.O. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL
33975, or fax to (863) 675-5317.
Letters must be received by Sep-
tember 8, 2008. The only required
qualification is that you be an
owner of homesteaded property
in Hendry County. Letters should


also express any other skills or ex-
perience that you feel make you
suited to serve on the VAB.

Hendry County 4-H
Open House
If you are interested in joining
4-H, please visit us at the Clewis-
ton 4-H Office, 622 E Sugarland
Highway Clewiston, on Septem-
ber 2 from 3:30-6 p.m. or at the
Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural
Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle,
on September 3 from 3:30-6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served at
the open houses. 4-H is open to
boys and girls, ages 5-18, without
regards to race, gender, disability
or national origin. Market Steer
4-H members must be a member
on or before weigh-in and Market
Swine 4-H members must be a
member on or before October
1. For more information, please
contact the 4-H Office at 674-4092
or 983-1598.

Glades GOP to meet
The Glades Republican Execu-
tive Committee will hold their next
meeting on Monday, September
8, at 7 p.m. in the Moore Haven
Library meeting room. Everyone
is encouraged to attend as there
are many items on the agenda
to discuss. If you have any ques-
tions, please call 863-673-0452.

Meetings to discuss
land acquisition
Florida's Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment, through its Rural Eco-
nomic Development Iiitiative
(REDI), will conduct community
meetings in the Glades area next
week. These initial facilitated
meetings are intended to offer lo-
cal communities the opportunity
to provide input on an economic
transition in light of the proposed
U.S. Sugar acquisition.. Below are
the meeting dates and locations.
For more information on these
meetings, 'please contact REDI
representatives Diane Scholz (di-
ane.scholz@eog.rhyflorida.com /
(850) 487-2974) or Sherri Martin
(sherri.martin@eog.myflorida.
com /(850) 488-3280).
Community Meetings sched-
ule and locations:


Thursday, August 28, 2-5 p.m.
Western Hendry County Commu-
nity Meeting at the LaBelle Civic
Center, 481 W Hickpochee Av-
enue, LaBelle, 33935
Thursday, August 28, 6-9 p.m.
Eastern Hendry County Commu-
nity Meeting in Clewiston at the
John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South
WC. Owens Avenue, Clewiston,
33440.

Property Appraiser
extends hours
In order to accommodate
everyone in Hendry County the
Honorable Kristina Kulpa, Prop-
erty Appraiser will have addition-
al hours. These hours will be for
anyone that may have questions
regarding their accessed values,
exemptions or questions that may
apply to the Property Appraiser
regarding your TRIM Notice and
to those that have chosen to file
a petition.
Extended hours will be Thurs-
day, August 28, September 4, 11
and 18 until 6 p.m. and on Satur-
day, September 13, from 9 a.m. till
noon and will apply to both the
LaBelle and Clewiston offices.

Free vision screenings
Drs. Parrish and Youmans
will be doing "Back To School"
vision screenings for all Hendry
and Glades students through the
5th grade during the month of
September. Stop by their office at
100 N Main Street any afternoon
between 3-4:30 p.m. No appoint-
ment necessary. For further infor-'
mation call 675-0761.

Kids: Enter Youth
Livestock Calf Show
If you are'3-7 years of age and
are interested in showing a calf in
the LaBelle Youth Livestock Pee
Calf Show in February, please
contact Marlene at -674-4092 for
an entry form and show rules.
The first 20 entry forms will be ac-
cepted and will be based on first
come first served basis.

No garbage pickup
There will be no garbage
pickup on Sept. 1, the Labor Day
holiday. Service will resume on
the next regular scheduled pick


up day.

Hope Hospice will
speak to your group
Hope Hospice and Communi-
ty Services seeks opportunities to
speak to civic groups, clubs and
churches about services provid-
ed and volunteer opportunities.
Speaker topics include:
Volunteering for Good Health
25 ways to Support Someone
Facing a Serious Illness
Advance Directives
Hospice 101 and Volunteering
Volunteer opportunities in-
clude:
Providing companionship to
patients
Driving patients to the .doctor,
store and taking them on errands
Spanish speaking volunteers
are available.
For more information,, call
Jean Best at (863) 983-7771.

Fall programs
Karate: Jan Bass, Instructor 6
p.m. Wednesdays Ages 4-6
years old; 6:30 p.m. Wednes-
days Beginner Karate Class
Clogging: Pat Bedingfield, In-
structor 5:00- Tuesdays Begin-
ners Ages 3 years and up
5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ad-
vanced
5:15-6 p.m. -' Thursdays In-
termediate
Preschool Class Open Enroll-
ment call 863-675-4130
Monday-Friday ages 3-
5years old
After School Program: years
to 12 years of age. We have a few
openings left so enroll now.

Museum to resume
meetings
The Heritage Museum will re-
sume monthly meetings Thurs-
day, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at City Hall
and the first Thursday of each
month. The September program/
speaker will be Millard Yeomans,
a local from the pioneer Yeomans
family.
He will relate how he remem-
bers "the way it was!" Please plan
to attend for this will be a very
interesting and informative pro-
gram.


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Church Briefs


Revival at Community
Harvest
Community Harvest Worship
Center will be in revival August 31
through September 5 with mis-
sionary evangelist Keith Walker.
Service time is 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, and 7:30 p.m.
nightly. Monday through Friday.
For information call 675-0938 or
L.W Howard at 673-6329.

New Eucharist service
The Church of the Good Shep-
herd, located at 1098 Colling-
swood Parkway, is starting a new
Holy Eucharist Service. It will be
Saturday evening, August 23 at
5:30 p.m. Please join them for this


County
Continued From Page 1

Sub-office offer
The county received an offer
of $50,000 for the old sub-office
in Clewiston, which the board
voted in July not to renovate. The
sub-office has been vacated since
Hurricane Wilma. Last month the
commissioners finally became
convinced that renovating the
old sub-office was not feasible
and decided to look for an archi-
tect to come up with a floor plan
for a new building. They offered
the current site to the fair board,
which originally donated part of
the land to the county. The fair
board in working on an estimate
for demolition of the building.
County Attorney Mark Lapp


Election
Continued From Page 1

Kathy Smith also defeated Brian
Boyle and Rex Darrow for public
defender 20th circuit.
Newcomer Karson Turner de-
feated Bo Pelham in the race for
county commissioner of District
5, having gotten 59 percent of
the votes cast in his favor. With-
out any further opposition, Mr.
Turner does not have to partici-
pate in the November elections;
and Ray Clinard handily defeated
Patrick Lucey for a position on
the school board (District 1), with
62 percent of.the vote. Mr. Clinard,
faces no further challenges, for.
the seat.
In one of the closest races of


new worship service. Everyone is
welcome to attend. For further in-
formation call 863-675-0385.

New Hope Baptist
service times
New Hope Baptist Church,
1057 E. Yaun Road in Moore Ha-
ven, and Pastor Darrel Branham
invites everyone to join them
each week for Sunday School at
10 a.m., Morning worship at 11
a.m., Sunday evening service at
6 p.m., and also on Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please call 863-946-1852.
The New Hope "Free Bread
Program" is open on Tuesday
from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Saturday,
from 10 a.m.-noon.


said, if the commission wants to
sell the property, it will have to go
to competitive bids.
The commission voted to ex-
tend the emergency declaration
for Tropical Storm Fay which will
allow for much of the costs asso-
ciated with the storm to be cov-
ered by the federal government
and FEMA.
Newly- designated County Ad-
ministrator Judi Kennington-Korf
told the board that the Depart-
ment of Agriculture will pay a 75-
25 split for an emergency mos-
quito spray application due to
the excess standing water from
Tropical Storm Fay.
Commissioner Harris noted
the fine reaction by staff, Emer-
gency Management and Road
and Bridge to Tropical Storm Fay
emergencies and commended
them on one of the best emer-
gency reactions he'd ever seen.


the night Lewell Hughes lost by
only 120 votes to Phillip Pelletier
for property appraiser. Mr. Hughes
collected only 34 percent of the
vote, to Mr. Pelletier's 38 percent.
Mary Harn finished with 29 per-
cent. Mr. Pelletier will be facing
Kristina Kulpa in November.
The last of the races to be de-
cided later this year is that of the
clerk of circuit court. Jennifer Da-
vis and Barbara Cox Butler will
be featured on the ballot..
The referendum issue by the
school district for increased flex-
ibility in utilizing capital outlay
dollars, which will not require an
increase in taxes, was approved,
with 76 percent of voters voting
yes.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be'.
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
com.


High School Reunions

Class of '79 reunion Class of '99
LHS Class of 1979 : Chris at Contact IHS99@hotmail.com
or www.myspace.com/ihs_co99
863-675-6657, robbinscdchris@
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Bible-based counseling at Freedom Fellowship


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Life can be tough. Nobody
gets through without their share
of battle scars some obvious,
some not.
This world doesn't forgive
mistakes. It doesn't give credit for
tough breaks or lost time, and it
doesn't provide time for healing.
The world just keeps on coming
at you.
The pastors at Freedom Fel-
lowship Ministries understand
this. They offer an oasis from the
world's pressures and a way to
overcome them once and for all.
Recently the church began a
counseling service based on the
Bible. The counselors, mainly
Pastor Marsha Edgar and her as-
sistant Tina Wills, are licensed
and ordained. As the ministry
grows, they plan to train others
who will also be licensed and/or
ordained.
They are offering a range of
services in marriage counseling,
anger management, parenting,
depression, teen and children,
drug addiction, healing/deliver-
ance even financial help, teach-
ing people to save and spend ac-
cording to the Bible. The lessons
they learn allow them to get out
of debt and stay out of debt. Free-
dom Fellowship wants people
to become good stewards of all
God's gifts.
"They come broke, busted
and disgusted," Pastor Marsha
said, "and find stability in every
area of life."
Several of those who have
been taking part in counseling at
Freedom Fellowship agree.
Mary and her husband John
(not their real names) have been
working through marriage issues
with Freedom Fellowship for the
past six months. Mary said that,


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when you find structure in His
word, it all falls into place.
She and John had a good mar-
riage but they were so busy; they
didn't talk; they needed to con-
nect. After counseling with Pastor
Marsha, she said they have be-
come closer. They have learned
to make time for each other and
communication has become
much easier. They say they have
found a new closeness study-
ing the Bible taught them how to
live.
Mary has also been working
on anger issues drawn, she said,
from her childhood.
Raised in a church, Mary said
she was vaguely aware that she
wasn't finding the comfort there
she needed. "When I walked into
Freedom Fellowship," she said, "I
knew it was the right place to be
immediately."
She and John have been regu-
lar churchgoers and say they were
saved together six years ago, but
it didn't keep them from feeling
something was lacking.
Mary had a lot of questions
about God and found she felt
comfortable enough in Bible
study at Freedom Fellowship to
raise them. Those questions re-
vealed personal issues she need-
ed to talk about and understand.
She said she learned that it was
okay to have a past.
Mary admits she was control-
ling, with a need for everything to
be done her way. She recognizes
that she had a lot of anger. Now
she can discuss problems that
come up. She still has a strong
personality, but has learned how.
to redirect her anger.
For Mary, "it's the little things
Jesus does every day to provide
for you" that are so impressive.
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of their lives. He knows how truly
bad things can be that the little
irritants in life mean nothing. He
said he knew that God had to be
part of their lives, but didn't know
how to go about it till they found
Freedom Fellowship.
Pastor Marsha said she has
seen a tremendous change in
their closeness.
Mary puts it this way: "Life
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said Freedom Fellowship is a dif-
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Pastor Marsha said, "Just
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Betty (not her real name) has
also been in different churches
and knew Pastor Marsha through
attending various church meet-
ings. She, too, was struggling and
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sha for guidance.
"God led me to Freedom Fel-
lowship," Betty feels. "where it
is almost tangible you can feel
God's love."
Betty said she is a different per-
son now. She found self through
God. Her life was out of control,
she admits. She was depressed
and discouraged. Nothing made
sense and she couldn't stop her
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Then she began meeting with
Pastors Marsha and Tina once a
week. It took time, but gradually


her problems and the solution -
became clear.
The freedom that Freedom
Fellowship promises is a process,
Pastor Marsha said. "You have
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"There's so much in the Bible,
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Freedom Fellowship, 1301 SR
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You don't have to be a member
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It's not right for everybody, Pastor
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"Freedom Fellowship is not
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Community Briefs


Museum to resume
meetings
The Heritage Museum will re-
sume monthly meetings Thurs-
day, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at'City Hall
and the first Thursday of each
month.


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Obituaries


Galoosa Belle/Paty urant

Buckmasters
A good crowd gathered at the LaBelle Civic Center for the
annual One Shot Chapter of Buckmasters dinner August 21.
Young and not so young, everyone enjoyed the special event.
Proceeds go to the Danny Woosley Memorial Scholarship for
LHS seniors.


Attention NASCAR fans!


Upthegrove ElementarySchool
is having a chance drawing for
a custom made NASCAR jacket,'
cap and framed photograph, all
belonging to and autographed by
Ryan Newman for charity. These
items were generously donated to
the UES PTO by Ms. Margie Ged-
des.
Tickets are $5. You may pur-
chase tickets from Gallic Walker
at Olde Cypress Bank, Susan Hill
at First Bank of Clewiston and
Toni Russ at Plattner's LaBelle
Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep.
Tickets will also be sold the
Thursday mornings of September


4 and September 11 from 7:45-
8:15 a.m. in front of the office at
UES. The last chance to purchase
tickets will be during the Open
House Spaghetti Dinner on Sep-
tember 16, from 5-6 p.m. The
drawing will be held at the con-
clusion of the Open House. You
need not be present to win.
All proceeds benefit the stu-
dents and Teachers of Upthe-
grove Elementary School. Please
make any checks out to UES PTO.
Thanks so much for your sup-
port.


Marcia Ann Hassen
Marcia Ann Hassen, age 80,
of LaBelle passed away August
22, 2008, in Cape Coral. She was
born on June 2, 1923, in Miami,
Fl., to Red and Bernice Flanagan.
Survivors include her son Rob;
two daughters: Karen Thomp-
son (Waddy) of LaBelle and
Linda Bowen (Chris) of Georgia;
three grandsons: Robert (Terri)
Thompson of LaBelle, Brad Jus-
tice (Deneal) of Tennessee and
Steven Justice of LaBelle; three
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 4001 Collingswood at 1
p.m. Sunday, August 31. At her
request her ashes will be spread
in the river at a later date.

Olen C. Harless
Olen C. Harless of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., passed away July 21, 2008.
Mr. Harless lived in LaBelle for
22 years and was the owner of
Harless Air Conditioning. He was
an avid fisherman, jokester and
loved hot peppers.
He is survived by his significant
other Armande (Amy) DeVarney;
daughters Louise and Laura; sis-
ters Opal and Sally; brother Bill;
brother-in-law Buddy; sister-in-
law Susan; sons-in-law Felix and
Scott; grandchildren: Scottie,
Melanie, Ryan, Dustin and Taylor;
Sonny and Roly and their family
and many cousins, nieces, neph-
ews living in Alabama. He will
always live forever in our hearts.
He will be missed. Services were
held July 26 at Vior Funeral Home
in Miami.

Harold Merton "Mert"
Crapo
Harold Merton "Mert" Crapo,


86, formerly of Aqua Isles Mo-
bile Home Park in LaBelle and
Tamiami Village in North Fort
Myers, passed away in Hillsdale,
Michigan, on August 13, 2008. He
was born on October 24, 1921, in
Alien, Michigan to Harold H. and
Marguerite Crapo. He was mar-
ried September 25, 1942, to Phyl-
lis Jeanne Bricker and she preced-
ed him in death in 1971. He was
married October 19, 1974, to Ila
Woods Crapo and she survives.
Mert was a WWII veteran of the
US Army Air Force and a member
of the Jonesville American Legion
for over 50 years. He was a mem-
ber of the Hillsdale United Meth-
odist Church. Mert was retired
from the US Postal Service having
served in Jonesville and in Read-
ing, Michigan, as Postmaster for
seven years. He was an avid card
player and fisherman.
Surviving besides his wife, Ila,
are two daughters, Sherri (Rog-
er) Denning of LaBelle and Beth
(Lee) Leibold of Dallas, Texas;
three stepsons, David (Susan)
Woods of Indianapolis, Indiana,
Douglas -(Carrie) Woods of Mil-
waukee, Wisconsin and Donald
(Sheri) Woods of Scottsdale,
Arizona; three sisters, Arlene
(James) Hurley of Alien, Michi-
gan, Norene (James) Ganger of
North Fort Myers, Florida, Nancy
Swallow of Quincy, Michigan,
and one brother, Duane (Denise)
Crapo of Cookeville, Tennessee;
four grandchildren, Douglas (Jes-
sica) Denning of LaBelle, Bonnie
Denning of Fort Myers, Benjamin
Leibold and Nathan Leibold, both
of Dallas, Texas; and four great
grandchildren, Justine Decker
and Jordan Decker of Fort Myers,
Florida and Jessinia Denning and
Douglas Michael Denning of La-
Belle.
Funeral services for Harold


"Mert" Crapo were held on Au-
gust 16, at the Eagle Funeral
Home with interment in Sunset
View Cemetery in Jonesville,
Michigan. For further information
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home & carport, 3BR/2.5 bath,
Renovated, Fireplace, Partially
Furnished. $49,900. Owner/Broker
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Acreage- $119,900- $695,000
Homesites- $9,999 $12,000
Commercial- $344,900
$2,750,000.


FUTURES 2BR/2BA HOME Owner Financing! $121,200 20+/- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY w/3Br/2Ba manu-
RENTALS AVAILABLE PETS WELCOME! CALL FOR 3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITY! Make offer! fractured home plus pole barn. $550,000
DETAILS $124,500 w/$2,000 Carpet Allowance at closing! 5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004i on 20+/- Acres.
RANCHETTES HOMESITE! 3.27+/- acres partially MOVE IN READYI 3Br/2Ba Home, recently remod- $795,000
cleared. $95,000. UNDER CONTRACTI eled w/new kitchen cabinets, appliances and new roof. WATERFRONT LOTS
3BR/2BA HOME OF MERIT double-wide manufac- $128,900 2 BUILDABLE LOTS ON THE BANKS OF THE
tured home located in a great neighborhood near SHORT SALE! 2Br/2Ba CBS home w/screened lanai CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER. Views of main river &
schools. $98,000 in the city. $130,000 oxbow. 60' boat dock w/dredged boat slip. Possible
FORECLOSUREIII 3Br/2Ba CBS Home built in 2005! 4BR/2BA HOME! Seller will contribute towards owner financing. 4150,000,000 $950,00 NOW
$99,900 Buyers Closing Costs! $149,900 $750,000
3BR/2BA HOME has charming setting under shaded 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. $155,500 UNIOUE WATERFRONT PROPERTY zoned for
oak canopy B-2 zoning allows for residential use now 3BR/2BA HOME! largee Oaks and nicely landscaped. muntr oamstal tunlts 1 inthicis wreadst a s t o Gl
and future business / investment opportunities. $159,900 Inracoasaluaaera n tichleds to the Gulf.
$169,500 LIE NEWI4Br/2Ba Manufactured Homne w/ .280 sq. Priatel49,900 on d n -n e deep-ater canal.
3BR/2BA HOME w/open floor plan overlooking ft. of living area. Upgraded fixtures. $179,900 WATERFRONT LOTw/Dok in thCitv' $299,000
wooded pasture. $145,000. 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on EWLER MOTw Bring lloffr'ORGEOUS
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remodeled 3 lots. $180,000 1+/- AC E R IVRFRONTE! $245,000
2/2 "Cracker-Style" House on .60 +/- acre. Perfect 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS needs TL.C OE A I RIVE RFRONT' $24 re /d0k
location for apartments or townhouses. $349,000 $199,000 plus 4OF+/- ft rive RFRONTtage. 12,100!000
WATERFRONT HOMES 3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2,000+/- sq. ft living LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!I$
3BR/3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remodeled w/ new area. $259,000 Commercial zoned +/ acre peninsula 70' river
kitchen and flooring plus. $389,500 3BR/2BA BRICK IN TOWN w/extra buildable lot. frontage. 3,300,000
RIVERFRONT PROPERTY! 3Br/2Ba Home plus $264,500 LOTS/ACREAGE
detached guest house, motor-home carport and a HOMES ON ACREAGE
screened dock house w/concrete boat ramp. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 acres' AREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FEI.DA... 133+/-
$650,000 $134,500. acreszone A-2, (an ie divided. Perrect fr Agr
HOMES 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES w/,iBr/2Ba Doublewide Business!
SHORT SALE! 3Br/2Ba 2006 DW Mobile Home-Make Mobile home! $125,000 RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE in the citi $25,000
Offer! $85,000 4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres. cleared 1+/. ACRES Off Hwv 29 in Felda on Private Road.
2BR/1BA HOME w/screened porch and tile flooring w/fence and pond $179,000. 10+/- ACRES NFAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/Steal
$89,900 SHORT SALE! 3BR/2BA CBS Home on 4.82+/- Acres. Building. $380,000
SHORT SALE! 3Br/2Ba Manufactured home on 1 Recent upgrades, fenced and cross fenced. $240,000 GORGEOUS RANCH WITH AIRSTRIP! 893 +/-
Acre. $92,500 MANUFACTURED HOME on 4.3 Acres. Muse Road! acres of pastureland wv/ frontage on I.I Dike Road.
4BR3BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME in town. $259,000 Hangar/barn, hunk house, four 8" wells & 100' x 3,900'
$96,900 3BR/2BA REMODEI.ED HOME on 2.-1+/- gorgeous grass airstrip.
c ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78 and oak shaded acres. $279,900 COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
Commanchee 125' x 250' $99,900 3BR/2BA CBS on 5 Acres in the country. $296,000 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Stoire full kitchen on
SHORT SALE! 3Br/2Ba Home wiceramic tile and 3BR/2BA HOME on 1.37+/- Acre! Commercial Hwy 29 South. $449,000
screened porch $100,000 Zoned. HwI Frontage. $399,500 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Excellent investment
3BR/2BA HOME w/screened porch & fenced back 8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 720! 3Br/lBa opportunity 3 Steel buildings on 1.50+/- acres w/27
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FCB wants your old cell phones, ink cartridges, eyeglasses and aluminum tabs


LaBelle Do you have old cell
phones and accessories laying
around that you don't know what
to do with? Or is your ink about
to run out on your printer? Do
you have an old pair of eyeglasses
from when your prescription last
changed? Do you drink a lot of
canned sodas at home or at your
office? If so, Florida Community
Bank wants to recycle your old
stuff! Florida Community Bank
will have collection boxes for all
of these items in their lobby and
will be collecting through the
month of September.
First, FCB is collecting old cell
phones (with batteries attached)
and any accessories to donate to


"Cell Phones for Soldiers". Cell
Phones for Soldiers was founded
by teenagers Robbie and Brittany
Bergquist from Morwell, Mass,
with $21 of their own money.
Robbie and Brittany have been
collecting old cell phones and re-
cycling them. The cash they re-
ceive is used to purchase prepaid
calling cards for our soldiers serv-
ing in the Middle East. Their story
is amazing you can read more
about it at www.cellphonesfor-
soldiers.com.
Second, FCB is collecting ink-
jets, iPods, laser cartridges, PDA's,
cameras, GPS systems, DVD's
and video games for LaBelle El-
ementary School. All of these


items can be recycled and the
money goes back into our school
system. "Cartridges for Kids" is
behind this program and it not
only pays cash for recyclable
items, but it also protects the en-
vironment by keeping these items
out of landfills and helps preserve
our natural resources. "Cartridges
for Kids" has been working with
schools and non-profits since ap-
proximately 1999. You can find
out more about the program at
www.cartridgesforkids.com.
Third, FCB is collecting old eye-
glasses to donate to Lions Clubs
International. Lions Recycle for
Sight Program helps to conserve
sight by providing usable eye-


glasses to children and adults
throughout the world. Donated
eyeglasses can help millions to
experience corrected vision for
the first time, enabling them to
read, attend school, gain employ-
ment and take care of their fami-
lies. For more information about
the Lions Clubs and their eyeglass
recycling program, you can log
on to www.lionsclubs.org.
And lastly, FCB is collecting
tabs from aluminum cans to do-
nate to the Ronald McDonald
House. As the most well-known
program, the Ronald McDonald
House provides a home away
from home for families of serious-
ly ill children receiving treatment


at nearby hospitals. The Ronald
McDonald House Charities, Inc.
also has 2 other core programs
which include Ronald McDonald
Family Room and Ronald Mc-
Donald Care Mobile. Ronald Mc-
Donald Houses work with local
recycling centers to raise money
by collecting tabs from aluminum
cans. Unlike the whole can, the
tabs are pure high-quality alu-
minum and are easier to store.
One pound of tabs is worth 57
cents, and one gallon of tabs (ap-
prox. 4,175 tabs) is worth $1.49.
For more information, log on to
www.rmhc.org/giving and click
on Pop Tab Collection Program.
Drop these items off at Florida


Community Bank, 155 N Bridge
St, LaBelle, FL. For more informa-
tion, call 863-675-1313.
Florida Community Bank is a
full service, community based,
financial institution that provides
high quality financial services and
products tailored to fit the individ-
ual needs of each client in a caring
and flexible manner. With offices
in Hendry, Charlotte, Collier and
Lee counties, Florida Community
Bank is financially strong, com-
mitted to profitable growth, and
focused on doing what is right not
just what is permissible for the
people and businesses of South-
west Florida. We are "Rooted in
History and Growing the Future."


Las Noticas en Espanol


Premio
Jim Martinson fue reconocido
por su trabajo en el Programa de
Families saludables como el em-
pleado del Estado de Florida. El
premio se to dieron por los esfu-
erzos que hizo durante el period
de julio 2006 a junio del 2007. Du-
rante este tiempo el recibi6 casi
400 referencias de families que
estan esperando beb6s que son
casi todos los nifios que han naci-
do en LaBelle y sus alrededores.
En los Condados Hendry y
Glades una familiar que estA es-
perando un beb6 tienen la opr-
tunidad de aprender acerca de
los servicios que hay para ellos.
Cuando las sefioras est.n emba-
razadas son invitadas para hacer-
les un examen al principio de su
embarazo por Comienzo Tem-
prano y Familias Saludables, los
servicios que se le dan a ellas son
coordinados por el Departament
de Salud y las parteras que ofre-
cen cuidado prenatal los martes
en LaBelle y los jueves en Clewis-
ton.
Jim dice: "Los que esperan
bebes por primera vez necesitan
much ayuda con servicios para
que sean buenos padres."
Para mas informaci6n acerca
del program Familias Saludables
Ilame a la oficina en LaBelle:
863- 674-4041 extension 149 y en
Clewiston: 863- 902-3311 exten-
si6n 532.

Si Maneja No Tome
Cualquiera que haya sido las-
timado por una persona tomada
no puede tener una experiencia
agradable ni siquiera el condu-
+ cor porque despu6s del accident


debe de ir a la corte, pagar las
multas y la suspension de la li-
cencia mientras que la victima se
qued6 viva se tiene que recuperar
de las heridas y arreglar el carro.
Por esta raz6n Los Patrulleros
de Caminos han anunciado que
durante el feriado del Dia del Tra-
bajo los que manejen bajos los
efectos del alcohol van a tener
que pagar un precio muy alto.
El Coronel John Czernis quien
es el Director de los Patrulleros de
Caminos dijo: "Los conuctores
tomados son una epidemia que
no tienen cuidado con la vida hu-
mana en el 2006 hubieron 22.000
accidents relacionados con el
alcohol en Florida casi 1.000 me-
nos de los que ocurrieron en el
2005: Nosotros queremos bajar
los n6meros de los accidents
quitando de las calls los que
manejan tomados y se involucran
en acidentes. Nuestros patrulleros
van a estar vigilantes para remov-
er a los borrachos que manejan
en las callss"
Los Patrulleros van a arre-
star aquellos que hagan la deci-
sion de tomar y conducir. Para
condiciones de las carreteras y
seguridad por favor visitor el sitio
www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/ o Ilamar al
n6mero : 511. Si usted tiene licen-
cia v.lida de Florida vaya al sitio
de emergencia www.flhsmv.gov y
asi seria mas fAcil contactar a sus
familiares.
Aumento
El Consejo Administrativo Es-
colar del Condado Hendry avisa
que el costo del almuezo en las
escuelas ha aumentado de precio.
En las escuelas primaries $1.75,
en las medianas y preparatorias
$2.00 y para los adults $3.00.


OAK REALTY INC.
VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDYL.. ALEXANDER LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH HACKMANN
233 N. Bridge St On the corner of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500


FEATURE HOME OF THE WEEK Four Bedroom
Two Bath on 3.20 Acres Fenced W/Electric Gate
Large Building with Electric Also 3,000 Sq ft building
(needs assembled) Asking $350,000. Call to see
today!
RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
3/1 MLK. IR. BLVD with Carport $600/M


2/1 AVENUE H Moore Haven $550/M
2/1 AVE. H Moore Haven w/d- $625/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
1/1/1 CAR MARINER CT. (Avail.Sept. 1) $600/M
3/2 ON 3RD AVE. Duplex (Avail. Sept. 1) $750/M
/2 DERBY LN Mobile $750/M
3/2/1 RYE C Port LaBelle $750/M
3/1/1 CAR S. EDGEWATER (grass mowed)
$800/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE Mobile $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN Muse $800/M
3/2/1 CAR ON SENA LANE -Lanai $850/M
2/2 CONDO- Furnished Lehigh $1,000/M
3/2.5/ ON RIVER For Sale Also $2,000/M


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274 N Bridge St LaBelle,FL 33935
863-612-0002
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180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
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Donna Kane, Broker, Associates Trnsha
Arnold. Dcnise Walker,
Beverly Curti. Par Walker. Wayne
Simmons. Charlene Bowen

WATERFRONT HOMES
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, central
vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar,
cedar lined closets, office, solar system, electric
drapes in den/living room, irrigation system, secu-
rity lights, paved circle driveway, dock & ramp. 4
bay garage w/bathroom & office. REDUCEDI
$41,00000 $999,0001
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view
of the Caloosahatchee River. Features include
wood, tile & carpet flooring, plantation shutters,
lanai & large private boat dock w/lift. Community
clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp & tennis
court. $749,000
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dock, 12,000 Ib boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the
river. $500,000
WATERFRONT HOMESITES
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views, access,


j.,J i .1 'i.. p-riioll [I,:tl i.:io'.ij community, .72
+. $399,900
i. c cul-de-sac lot w/ approx. 175 ftof water
i-,:,i-ii p & tons of privacy. $149,900
ACREAGE
*+ income producing citrus grove w/micro-
r-i ,iiil ii Can be.80+split for endless possibil-
,ir. $9,500/ac.
i .-2 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
luW.. A..ll & power on site. $995,000
.1:1 unmock, cypress and palmettos grace this
i': +'- ac w/ flowing creek. $960,000
: + c of serenity in a park-like setting located
II' .1u,, $460,000
-i +. c. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
$175,000
2.5 to 5 +/- ac in Pioneer $39,900 to $129,000.
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
$125,000
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle.
$85,000.
5 acres on Dancy Rd in Ladeca, priced to sell
$65,000.
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
$49,900
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 2.50 +/-
acs parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.

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* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway. Fresh paint,
ceramic tile and upgrades thru out. $165,000.
* Almost new 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Fresh paint,
new flooring and appliances. Ready to move into.
$139,970.
* Corporate owned! Located only minutes form
town, 3/2 brick, fenced home on .25 ac.
$119,900.
* CeriW jiAWu, spa-
cious T'O n.lH' s 7
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices.
Take control with the affordability of this amazing
3BR/2B home. Rerlyq"f ooIi t and wonder-
ful screened lanai -fitclt. Seize your
chance at only $108,000
* Nice 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Ceramic tile, upgrad-
ed kitchen cabinets & appliances. $104,900.
* Corporate Owned! 3/2 CBS home with split
floor plan, oversized screen porch, 2 car garage
and lots more located in LaBelle. $105,000'
Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt home,
w/covered carport, fenced yard and in move in
condition. $104,900.
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner lot.
$95,000.
* Priced to sell! 3/2 near schools and not to far
from town. $89,900.
* Corporated owned! 3/2 CBS located in Lehigh
Acres. Near shopping, schools and only minutes
form Ft Myers. $82,000.
* Centrally located and near SR 82. 3/2. private


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* BANK OWNEDI 3BR/2B home located in the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Run.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and much more. $79,900
* 3/2 CBS Lehigh home on corner lot and only
minutes from Ft Myers. $72,000
* Immaulte 3/2CBS nearSR 82n nice corner
lot. Split U R 0o NT U AS"ice
package. $69,000.
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to towrtno"l'ana si W lmg." ,o.
* Investors! Handy man special located in
Lehigh. 3/1 with detached garage and workshop.
$29,900.
* Investors! Handy mand special 2/1 on corner
lot in Lehigh $27,000.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a
corner lot. Homes needs some work.., but is
priced to sell. $25,000
******** MOBILE HOMES *******
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxuri-
ous living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres has
it all, from it spacious family room w/stone fire-
place, master suite w/ office, covered porch, and
fencing for horses. This one is a steal @ only
$250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres is very well kept and former module home.
Features a warm comfortable living room w/gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
porches. $250,000


* Minutes rrom tranquility! Nice /x manutac-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/-
acres with a 3/2 manufactured home. Motivated
seller. $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
factured home with over 1100 sq ft of living area
ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAIL-
ABLE! $129,900
* Want country living without the long drive to
the city? Get the best of both worlds with this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case Road.
Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas sized
rooms! $127,500.
* Immaculate 3/2 located outside Clewiston. Ample
kitchen, spacious master bedroom and bath. Seller
says make offer! $124,000
* Price reduced! Like new 3/2 on 1.34 acres.
Secluded yet only minutes from town. Beautiful
stone fireplace in living room, upgraded appliances
in large kitchen. Lots of room inside and out with
carport and RV hookup. Very nice home and SELL-
ER MOTIVATED! $120,900.
* Two for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
well maintained manufactured home plus a 2/2
manufactured home. Plenty of fruit trees and oak
trees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home fea-
tures built in cabinets, large master bath, spa-


Clouds Kitcnen, anu plenty or elnow room niru tie
rest of the house. Outside you will find a fenced
yard and storage shed. $110,000
* Great home, Great price, hard to beat!
Remodeled 3/2 on .50 acre in Horseshoe Acres. A
must see! $88,000.
* Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
lot in Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
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* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $43,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
*C******** COMMERCIAL ****'****
* Log Cabin BBQ Centrally located in l.aBelle
with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible
Seller financing, call for terms. $379,0001
* REDUCEDI Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The build-
ing has over 1800 square feet of office space and
has plenty of room for parking. The floorplan has
the advantage of being able to be split into 2 sep-
arate rental offices, while still providing a com-
mon lobby area. $369,900
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.
* Commercial property with visibility from SR 80
.30+/-. Make offer $80,000.


9012 MAYWOOD CIR CLOSE TO SCHOOLS!
SHORT SALE! Bring your offers. 3/2
home located conveniently to middle
school. Neutral colors, great layout,
w/ 27 ft. lanai. Master has walk
in closet, garden tub, shower,
and dual sinks. MUST SEE!
Call Katie Solomon at 239-344-6137
$148,000

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



Pregnant? Considering adop-
tion? A successful educated
woman seeks to adopt, and
needs your help! Will be a
loving full-time mom. Finan-
cial security. Expenses paid.
Call Lisa. (800)900-2980,
pin00. FL Bar# 0150789.


AUCTION 144 Acres Divided
Cherokee County, NC Tues.,
Sept. 9 6:00 p.m. This bank
owned property is surround-
ed by national forest and
conservation lands. Two
tracts totaling 144 acres, just
off U.S. Hwys. 74,19,129.
Access roads have been
added for development. Bid
online or at the auction. Sale
Site: Holiday Inn Express,
Murphy, NC, Terms: Pay
10% down, 10% buyer's pre-
mium. For detailed Informa-
tion, call (800)479-1763 or
go online to www.johndix-
on.com NCAL#6397 John
Dixon & Associates Auc-
tions-Marketing.
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
600+ Homes MUST BE
SOLD! Free Catalog
(800)616-6716 USHo-
meAuction.com.


CREMATORIUM NICHE
Double & Double Urns. Lo-
cated in Port Charlotte, FL.
$750. (302)747-7766


BIRD Blue & Gold Macaw,
last seen in vic of Eli's West-
ern Wear, if found please call
(863)467-4881
MINIATURE DASCHUND -lost
8/23, vic of Oak Haven Est,
Port Labelle Area. If found
please call (863)673-2989
Reward offered.
WEIMERANER PUPPY Fe-
male. 10 wks. old. Vic. of
Belle Glade Golf Course. Re-
ward! (561)261-0997


DONATE VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON
NOAH'S ARC SUPPORT NO
KILL SHELTERS, RESEARCH
TO ADVANCE VETERINARY
TREATMENTS FREE TOW-
ING, TAX DEDUCTIBLE,
NON-RUNNERS ACCEPTED
(866)912-GIVE.


2 FREE Male Kittens Spot is
white with black spots and
sport is white with grey
spots. They are about 12
weeks old, great with my
dog. Very playful. They come
with a cat litter box and a few
toys, and a scratching post.
Would like them to stay to-
gether. (863)447-0689
HON LATERAL File Cabinet -
40"x42"x19" 3 sliding draw-
ers, letter or legal, with key.
FREE!! $0. (863)675-4449
JACK RUSSELL PUPS (2) To
good home, females, @ 6
weeks old. (863)634-3276
or(863)634-0842
KITTEN Female Tabby, 3
months old. Free to good
home only. (863)467-9520
KITTENS 8 wks. old. 2 males
& 1 female. Free to good
homes only. (863)634-3029
ROTTI/MIX To a good home
only, 4 yrs old & fixed, very
sweet dog. (863)467-1670
SIBERIAN HUSKY, 3 year old
male, free to good home.
LaBelle 239-217-2392



Come & Get It!
LABELLE- Fri & Sat. 8/29 &
8/30, 8am-?, 41 Fraser,
(863)673-4977. HH items,
shoes, kids items, many siz-
es of clothes, CD's, Cas-
settes, VHS tapes, HUGE
SALE


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reaching over 4 MILLION
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230







Lykes Bros. Inc., Ranch Di-
vision, has an immediate
opening for an Administra-
tive Assistant in the Engi-
neering Department at Its
Brighton office. Respon-
sibilities include administra-
tive support, data entry &
processing, report prepara-
tion, research public
records, permits and stat-
utes. Qualified candidates
will have experience as an
Administrative Assistant,
have knowledge in the op-
eration of general office
equipment and be proficient
in Word, Excel, Outlook and
Internet. Experience with
Powerpoint, GIS, reading
drawings and maps, envi-
ronmental permits, sampling
and testing a plus but not re-
quired. Lykes offers com-
petitive wages and an
excellent benefit package.
Qualified applicants should
mail, email or fax resume to:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
Ranch Division
Attn: Loyda Rivera
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Irivera@lykes.com
Fax: 863-763-6159
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RESIDENTIAL
TRAINERS
All shifts.
Call (863)675-3770



HANDYMAN NEEDED for local
business, flexible hours, good
pay. (239)298-3077


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SUGAR
CORPORATION

Power Plant Engineer
Primary Function:

Optimize the safe production of steam and electricity
through application of engineering expertise.
Responsibilities:

*Assess power plant performance and develop engineering
solutions to maximize the safe and efficient production of
steam and electricity.
*Implement capital improvement and maintenance and re-
pair projects from inception to completion.
*Provide supervision / management relief.
*Train supervisors, craftsmen and operators in the mainte-
nance and operation of boilers, turbo-generators and ancil-
lary equipment.
Experience:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The require-
ments listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to per-
form the essential functions.
*A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Marine or Electrical
Engineering.
* Familiar with a wide variety of power generation concepts,
practices and procedures.
*5-8+ years of experience in power generation operation.
Solid fuel experience desired.
*Project management skills.
*Ability to apply advanced engineering principles to identify
and resolve complex issues.
*Advanced computer skills.
* Leadership skills including the ability to coach, mentor
and train supervisors and bargaining unit employees.
*Supervisory experience a plus.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and headquartered on the southern shore of Florida's
Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and West Palm.
Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax 863-902-2889
Apply on line at www.ussugar.com


Count Team Member .... 1 ...Morning .. .Hourly .... .Full-Time
Dining Room Server ..... 1 ... .Swing/ .. .Hourly .... .Part-Time
Evenings
Maintenance Technician 1 ... .Swing ... .Hourly .... .Full-Time
PC Support Technician .1 ... .Flexible ...Salary .... .Full-Time
Public Space Floor
Attendant .............. 2 ... .Grave ... Hourly ... Full-Time
SLOTS Technician ...... .1 ... .Swing ... .Hourly ..... Full-Time
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference. in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the job requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department. Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the position. As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.

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Assistant Project Manager
(Clewiston, FL):
Are you a caring & capable leader in grounds
maint & janitorial srvcs?
Do you have supv exp & admin skills?
Gulfstream Goodwill Ind needs you!
$37,000/yrly. Exc bene.
Download application packet @
www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org
Fax to 561-848-1475 ATTN HR DEPT.
Only completed packets will be considered.
EOE M/F/D/V

HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
'WVhere It's)AoAbout Qettinf (Better"

Full time HIM Supervisor

RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp

or RHIT with three+ yrs sup

exp. Must demonstrate an

excellent command of the

ICD-9-CM Classification sys-

tem and DRG methodology.

Must have the

ability to use computerized

medical record abstract and

encoder, and possess good

technical skills.


Full time Registered Nurse

(Openings for

Med/Surg/ER/CCU)

Must possess a valid FL

license w/ at least I yr. exp in

area of expertise.

ivv.hendyregional.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Empoyen


HOUSEKEEPERS
BARTENDERS
FRONT DESK CLERK
wanted at
PORT LABELLE INN
863-675-4411


Local Business looking for
help placing online ads. Must
have computer, high speed
internet & good internet
skills. 863-675-3388


Colonial Life seeks an entre-
preneural professional with
sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
Life/Health license is re-
quired. Substantial earnings
potential. Please contact:
meredith.brewer@colonial-
life.com or call
(904)424-5697.
Driver- CDL-A. PTL Supports
The Red, White & Blue. Stu-
dents with CDL Welcome -
excellent training. Co. Drvers
Earn up to 46cpm. Owner
Operators Earn 1.41cpm. No
Forced Northeast. Co. Driv-
ers call: (888)PTL-DRIVE
O.Operators call: (888)PTL-
DREAM Power Only call:
(888)PTL-DREAM www.ptl-
inc.com.
DRIVERS: $1000 + WEEKLY
Sign-On Bonus 35-41cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly! Ex-
cellent Benefits Need CDL-A
& 3 mos recent OTR
(800)635-8669.
No Truck Driver Experience-No
Problem. Wil-Trans Trucking
Will Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsored CDL
Training. Be OTR in Three
Weeks. (888)368-1205.
Must be 23.
POLICE OFFICERS: Earn up to
a $20,000 bonus. Train to
protect your fellow Soldiers
be a leader in the Army Na-
tional Guard. 1-800-GO-
GUARD.com/police.


Learn to Operate a Crane or
Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment
Training. National Certifica-
tion. Financial & Placement
Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction.
www.Heavy5.com Use code
"FLCNH" or call
(866)218-2763.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT. Placed by adSource, not
USPS who hires. Call
(866)713-4492.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800 in a day? 30
Local Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!


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CARPET &
M l UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp.ILocally owned & Operated
863-675-7297


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INCOME & YOUR REWARDS!
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sidered fraudulent. In all
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on.
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 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 number out of your
area, use caution.

Own a Recession Proof Busi-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ABC TODDLER CARE
Mon -Fri 7a -7p
863-675-3228



SALLY MAE
DISC JOCKEY
Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties,
quinceaneras. 675-1625.



DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115








JOIN NOW
66% OFF
+30 DAYS
FREE

863-675-8446
439 Hwy 80 laBelle, FL


GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Also do handyman jobs
863)675-1166
863)673-6388



SKIPPER'S TRACTOR Service
Bush-hogging, mowing,
loader work, landscaping,
sodding (863) 673-5784

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC UNIT 2 ton package, in
good condition, $275 or best
offer (863)447-5407
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $900 or
best offer. (863)763-3932


DRYER Whirlpool, 4 cycles,
good shape, works fine.
45/or best offer.
(863)599-0809
FUTON Beautiful white
washed wood, steel frame,
$250. Call 863-675-7306 or
863-885-1392
GAS DRYER Frigidaire HD,
delicate perm press cool
down. $125 or best offer
(863)467-6886
KENMORE WASHER white,
large capacity,just under two
years old $100/or best offer.
(863)509-8347
MINI FRIDGE good condi-
tion, $40. (863)517-2329
OVEN Convection/Profile,
GE, Built In. New, still in box.
Cost $800 Sell $150
863-467-1532 betwn 6-9pm
REFRIGERATOR Counsil,
Gas, 12 cu. ft., w/freezer.
Excellent condition. Great for
RV. $500 (561)329-8205


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REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE -
Like new, $350. Call
863-763-4220
STOVE -,Frigidaire, black, not
flat top, electric burners.
$150 (863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507
UPRIGHT FREEZER Kenmore
14, works great. $75
(863)467-6886
WASHER Crosley, super ca-
pacity. $50. or best offer
(863)467-8187
WASHER, FRIGADAIRE Late
model, heavy duty, like new,
$150. Call 863-467-0792
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$450 neg (863)675-6904
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore -
White, works great, $150 for
set. Call 863-675-7306 or
863-885-1392
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778
WATER COOLER/REFRIGERA-
TOR Sunbeam, 3 temps,
holds 3 or 5 gal jugs, like
new. $150 (863)675-9331

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LOUIS LAMOUR
Westerns, 9,
863-465-9470


paperback
$18. Call


SHED 12x24, buyer must
move, $2900
(863)677-0977
SHED 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.
(863)677-0977.



METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
oastSupply.com.
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $700. (863)763-3932


CARPET 2 pcs., White, 8x13
Each. Includes pad. $50 total
or best offer. (863)946-3822


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CAR SEAT Clewiston area.
Like new/used only 9 days.
221bs.-541bs. limit. .$30.
(317)501-4084
CHANGING TABLE asking
$30 (863)763-5067
CRIB White Crib and bhang-
Sing table, good condition.
$100. (863)517-0244
INFANT CAR SET $15
(863)763-5067
WHITE CRIB & chest, high-
chair,. stroller, baby seat,
youth car seat, etc. $225.
863-763-0141 after 6pm


GOWN sz. 12, black, split
sides, front & back,.w/silver
chains, never worn, $150.
(863)675-2424


ELVIS PICTURE Framed, 20
X32, Very .young Elvis &
Framed '77 Newspaper of his
death. $500 (863)763-5163



COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, super NES, $150
(863)517-2782 Tony
EPSON 660 Printer Clewiston
area. Excl. cond./ Incl. cable
& xtra color cartridge. $25.
(317)501-4084 .
SCHOOL COMPUTER XP
Pro, CD burner, complete
system $75 (863)517-2782


CERAMIC KILN large model
w/150 +/- assorted split
molds, clay or slip, $300
takes all (863)697-3583


I .i-
COMFORTER SET California
King, neutral colors. $45
(863)467-8050


Adjustable single bed- (2)
electric, have rails, useable
clean mattresses $650 will
separate (863)467-4949
BEDROOM SET Full size
headboard, footboard,
dresser, mirror, chest, good
cond. $125 (863)885-1161
BEDROOM SUITE Full/Queen
Headboard, Rails, Dresser
w/mirror & matching night
stand. $150 (863)675-0600
Budweiser pool table light,
Call for more details, $100 or
best offer (863)634-0888
BUNK BED w/desk & trundle.
Needs matt. Lge rear storage
$200 neg. (8631763-6430
(772)260-4658
COFFEE TABLE Contempo-
rary solid metal rectangular
with beveled glass top, new.
$125 (863)675-3016
CORNER SHELVES, 2' across
6.5" tall. Solid wood. 2 for
$50. (863)674-0634 LaBelle
COUCH AND Love seat deep
sitting- great cond. Beige-
must see $450/neg.
(863)697-1702


CURIO & STORAGE Large
black, mirror front, very pret-
ty. $100 or best offer
(863)675-2959
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4) -
Gray metal frames, uphol-
stered & wooden seats, exc
cond. $125 (863)467-7151
DRESSER 6 drawer, white,
rattan, with mirror $75
(863)634-5943
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid oak, excellent condi-
tion. $275 (863)885-1161
KING SIZE mattress and box -
Seally pillow-top mattress.
Great condition. $100.
(863)599-0809
LEATHER SOFA W/leather
single chair, good condition.
$325 (863)675-4098 even-
ings, Labelle area
LIGHTED CURIO & storage
unit, 104" Long, can separ-
ate unit, almond, must sell.
$100 neg (863)675-2959
LOVE SEAT and cloth recliner -
They are both in good condi-
tion. $50. (863)697-6404
(863)697-0337
LOVESEAT RECLINER Medi-
um brown leather, like new,
$350/best offer. Call
863-763-6706
Matching Glass Curio Cabi-
nets (2) with lights inside,
light wood, 5 shelves, $250
or best offer (863)634-0888
RECLINER Lazy Boy, Like
brand new. Only used ap-
prox. 12 times. Paid $500,
Asking $125 (863)983-6450
ROLL AWAY BED Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $100 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
SCREEN- 6 -panel, folding,
gold,green, black, tan,
carved wood, jungle safari
$1250 neg (863)675-7807
Set of 4 interlocking wood TV
* table trays, have 4 different
sized table clothes, Call for
details $75 (863)357-1560
SLEEP NUMBER BED Queen,
dual control, pillowtop, no
boxspring, paid $1300 ask-
ing $600 (863)763-3451
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
ing $35 (863)214-3850
SOFA & CHAIR w/4 Ig. pil-
lows, taupe .& light green,
exc. cond., $350.
(863)634-5038
SOFA BED Tan micro fiber,
queen size, with matching
chair & ottoman, $800/neg.
Call-863-983-7661.
TABLE'- Wood, round with leaf
& 4 wood chairs, good con-
dition. $50 (863)465-9470
Lake Placid
WALL UNIT/ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER 3 pc., for big
screen TV, glass doors,
$325. (863)634-5038



COUGAR GOLF CLUBS & BAG
MEN'S LEFT HANDED $75/or
best offer. (863)675-6657


RIFLE New in box. 30-06
Mossberg, Bolt Action, Syn-
Sthetic Stock. $300/best offer.
863-697-1084 Anytime.
ROGER Mini 14, folding
stock, stainless steel, 3
clips, carry bag, scope,
$650 (863)674-0613
RUGER P90 45 ACP $475
(863)674-0613
WINCHESTER 100 308CAL
GOOD CONDITION PRE
1964 $750. (863)261-1286



BOWFLEX ULITMATE Bow-
flex Ultimate like new.
Comes with DVD, paper-
work, pullies, and handles.
$300. (863)228-0028
Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 E-mail
cofstampa@gmail.com.

House Strength Series, max
weight 100 Ibs, great cond.
$150 (863)357-7158
LIFEMAX TREADMILL Col-
lapsible for easy storage,
max weight 250 Ibs, good
cond. $50 (863)357-7158
WEIGHT BENCH Stringer
,with 300 Ib weight set, curl
bar & bar bells, barely used.
$250 (863)675-3016



HOT WATER HEATER GE,
still under warranty. $200
(863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507

H^ A E -20
DIAMOND WEDDING Ring Set
Elegant White Gold Design-
er Set- Round .70 diamond
surrounded by .80 TW dia-
monds on engagement ring
and band. Appraised for
$6500 by local jeweler. Must
see to appreciate!
$3900/neg. (863)801-3599


NEW MIDMARK 535 HY-
DRAULIC STRETCHER -
THIS BED IS LIKE NEW,NEV-
ER BEEN USED IT HAS A
FEW SCRATCHES FROM
SHIPPING,NOTHING MA-.
JOR.RETAIL PRICE
$2500.00 HABLO ESPANOL
$800/or best offer,
S 8 63 ) 2 6 5 -0 3 6 6
863)674-1008


AIR FILTER Hepa by Honey-
well. $50 (863)467-8050
COBRA GPS Brand new.
$300 (863)467-7421


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
tura0nline.com.
CELL PHONE Motorola Buzz
1C602, Hybrid Nextel,
w/charger & phone clip,
$100 neg. (863)673-1981
FENCE POSTS treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
(863)467-4328
Hoveround Electric Wheel-
chair Almost new, gray,
$2000 or best offer
(863)357-1136
MINI BIKE $150
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.



5 STRING Dojo by Dobro -
Collector's instrument. Exc.
cond.Hard case and more.
$1200/neg. (863)467-8644
BAND FLUTE $250
(863) 675-2804 LaBelle
BAND TRUMPET $175
(863)675-2804 LaBelle
KEYBOARD Casio CT625,
210 sound tone bank, like
new, includes stand. $200
firm (863)675-9331


BOSTON TERRIER male 9
wks, CKS United All breed
Register, $550
(863)675-2627
CATAHULA CROSS pups ask
for 'Eric $80.
(863)467-0050
CHIHUAHUA tan female, 4 Ibs,
10 months $200 days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
DOG BOX $250. Call
(863)467-7197
DOG BOX with double swing
door, $400. (863) 467-7197
DOG HOUSE Large wooden
dog house. $75 or best offer
(863)763-2958
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT -
Male, 3 years old, black &
white. $150 (863)675-4098
evenings, LaBelle area
FISH TANK 55 gallon, with
sand, $100.(863)843-0261
PARROT CAGE- extra large,
like new, $250
(863)465-4950
POM PUPPIES 10 weeks, 1
female, 3 males, $200 each
(239)633-2012 leave mes-
sage
RABBITS, 3 Lionheads two
femals one male. Come see.
Must sell! $25/or best offer.
(863)201-3492 .
Sugar Gliders (3) 2 males, 1
females, with cage, $600 or
will separate; Call for more
details (863)532-1089 OKEE
TRAINING KENNEL Very
large. Like brand new. $50
Call I Zuma @
(863)697-3241
YORKIE TEACUPS 2 F, 1 M.
Parents on premises.
Adorable, Tiny. Must see!
Asking $500 (863)674-1404



SHOWER DOORS Tall, Glass.
For shower only w/no tub.
Great condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-1560
WATER TANK 33 Gallon, for
next to pump. 100 psi $50 or
best offer. (863)763-2958



HOT TUB Seats 4, wooden
outside. $1000
(863)467-7421 1


BACKPACKS (2) Kelty 3600.
Only used 1 time. Good con-
dition. $70 will sep.
(863)265-0255



SOLARBARIC KICKERS 10"
sq, Swoofers in custom'box,
1 Punch amp, $300
(863)697-2071
SUBWOOFER BOX For 2 10"
speakers, for Ford F150. $75
or best offer (863)763-6369
SUBWOOFERS (2) Kicker
Comps, 10". $50 or best of-
fer (863)763-6369
SUBWOOFERS (2) Planet
Audio & JBL Amp, 400
watts, $300 or best offer.


(863)634-2845/763r2230


TV Portable, 5", w/Am/FM ra-
dio, 3 way power, a/c, 12
volt battery size C. $25
(863)467-1373


AIR COMR New, Gas, 13hp
30 gal. Ingersoll Rand -
$2000/or best offer.
(863)233-9806
Bench Top Drill Press
Dunlop(Sears) $25 May be
seen at 241 SE Hwy 441 N
GENERATOR 3000 watts, for
RV, $300 Or best Offer
863-634-8098 Anytime


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
EXL 8000, 13500 starting
watts, electric start. Used
once for 4 hours during TS
Fay. Bought at Home Depot
for $1300, must sell!
$900/firm. (863)801-3599
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $500
(863)612-0992
IRRIGATION PUMP $100.
Call 863-467-6148
TRAILER HITCH Draw tight,
$75. Call 863-467-6148



VACUUM Kirby, excellent
condition, all attachments
$100. (863)517-0244

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE DRAWN COACH Full
size. Hydraulic brakes. Built
in 2000. Good shape. Asking
$2250 neg (954)494-1990



BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230
COMMERCIAL LAWNMOWER
.- Bunton, 0 turn, 20hp, 50"
cut, good cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-2032
GRASS TRIMMER .- D.R.,
good shape. $200
(863)467-4187
JOHN DEERE Good condi-
tion, as is. $400 or best offer
(239)986-0296
LAWN TRACTOR Wheel
Horse, needs work. $200
(863)763-3451
MTD YARD MACHINES RIDER
'06 -.42" DECK 7, SPEED,
17.5 HP BRIGGS $500.
(863)801-1683
NEW 200 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kawasaki,
electric row. $3,000
863-840-0505
PUSH MOWER MURRAY 22"
5 HP $75/or best offer.
(863)675-6657.
RIDING MOWER:- John Deere,
LT150, new in 2002, $1000
or best offer (239)229-7390
RIDING MOWER Yard ma-
chine, 42" cut,- $200
(863)517-1019


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday- 1 am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate .. 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960



A Bank Repo for Sale! 4/BR
$25,000! Only $225/Mo!
3/BR $12,500! Only 199/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. for listings
.(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
LABELLE Gorgeous 1 & 2
BR, furnished, Riverfront
Apts., w/dock & boat storage
available. (239)337-5859


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
A Bank Repo for Sale! 4/BR
$25,000! Only $225/Mo!
3/BR $12,500! Only 199/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. for listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.


COUNTRY VILLAGE- lbr, Iba,
must have good ref's & sec:
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
(863)675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate
DUPLEX 3 br, 2 ba, excellent
condition, No pets. $750/mo
+ 1st & 1/mo sec.
(239)369-9567
LABELLE Lg 3 BR., 2 BA,
Screen porch, ceramic tile
floors, Community pool.
$800/mo (863)675-0104
LEHIGH ACRES 3 br, 2 ba,
excellent condition, garage,
No pets. $700/mo + 1st &
1/mo sec. (239)369-9567


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NICE NEW HOME 3br, 2 ba,
quiet area, near LaBelle school
system. $12QO/mo. + sec
(239)289-2896
,OAK AVENUE 2BR/1BA Du-
plex, Ig. living rm., fully car-
peted, laundry/storage, city
water & septic, Ig. yard, non-
smkg. env., no pets, ref's &
1 yr. lease, $625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392
OLDER CRACKER HOUSE -
2BR/1BA, 231 College St,
LaBelle. $500 mo. + $200
sec. dep. Call 863-843-2495
PORT LABELLE 3 br, 2 ba
No Pets, Non-smoking envi-
ronment. Margaret Barber Real
Estate. (863)675-5968
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $650 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.

RIVERFRONT HOME
471 Old CR 78
LaBelle, Florida
3 bdrms 2 bths
w/brand new kitchen
Extra large dock &
huge yard
On Caloosahatchee River
Reduced to only $1200 a
mo!
1st, last'& 1 mo sec.
deposit required
Call Broker-Owner
(863)675-3433 or
(800)638-6946
Venice New 1 and 2 bed:
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860.
WATERFRONT -3 br, 2-ba,
huge living, dining, den & Flori-
da room, boat house & docks.
$1100/mo (727)599-3007
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit 675-1614
Earn some extra cash.
Sen your used Items In
the classifieds


MUSE 20 acres, 2/2 mobile
home, perfect horse boarding.
$700/mo (705)292-8255
evenings

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze




FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
trailers,'
RV & trucks.
Manager on-site,"
1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.

LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses -,Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



LaBelle
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
.(863)675-0717.
NICE & ROOMY single family
home in Country Village, 2 br,
2:5 ba, 1 car gar, Irg fam rm,
central a/c, walking distance
to school & rec center, move
in cond, RE AGENT welcome,
5% bank qual. required.
$159,900 (561)422-3024
TURKEY CREEK-SHORT SALE'
Our loss is your gain. Cute 2/2
on deep water canal. Corner
lot. Hurry This Won't Last!
.Great neighborhood.
$220,000 (305)394-4903



Alabama Land Bargain! 50
Acres- $129,900. Dockable
Deep Water! Nicely wooded,
open meadow, dockable
lakefront. Prime location-
minutes from Interstate! Ex-
cellent financing. Call
(800)564-5092, x1261.
East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
FORECLOSURE SPECIAL!
100+ Acre CO Ranch for
$49,900 Year- round roads,
utilities. Access to 6,000+
acre recreation land. Call
(866)OWN-LAND X.4390.
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell. mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call; (877)913-5253.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




COUNTRY MEADOWS Newer
dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880


3


DOUBLEWIDE 3BR/2BA,
new carpet, ig. deck, oak
trees, $175 weekly.
(863)673-5704
DW 3/2 partially furished,
2004 model, stone fireplace,
storage shed, nice neighbor-.
hood. $850: 239-560-4850
FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig
landing 40" tall, 38" -wide.
Boca style railing 2 for $400.
(863)674-0634 LaBelle
HENRY COUNTY 3br, 2ba,
Cent., A/C, Remodeled.
$675. mo. + $675. Sec.
dep. 239-368-5941. Lv msg
LABELLE 2BR, A/C, W/D, in
town, $200 deposit. $575
month. No pets. Adult park.
Call (863) 517-0764
LABELLE 14 wide 2/2 on
2 1/2 fenced acres, w/pond.
$800/mo. No dep w/good
ref's (863)673-1197
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
lbr &.2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
863-612-5455.
LaBelle 2 BR, Large decks,
new carpet, a/c, oak trees.
'$150 wk. (863)673-5704
LABELLE 2br, Iba, $125/wk
(863)673-5883
LABELLE 2BR/1%BA, 2/2
acres. $120 weekly, 1st &
last wk & sec. dep. Call
863-675-0218
LaBelle 3BR/2BA singlewide,
Recently remodeled w/New
carpet. Air condition. $150
wk. (863)673-5704 '
LaBelle, 2 BR, 2 Large screen
patio's (Front & Back), chain
link fence w/gate. New ce-
ment driveway. Oak trees.
A/C. New carpet. $150 wk.
(863)673-5704.
Mobile Home .- 3BR/2BA,
newly remodeled, a/c, ceiling
fans, $150 weekly.
S(863)673-5704
OUT OF TOWN 2BR/1BA,
Quiet setting, $400/mo. Call
863-675-4875
SE RENTAN trails. Economi-
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La-
Belle 863-234-9589 Se
habla espanol



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
HOUSE TRAILER 32ft, good
cond., new refrig, new AC, In
LaBelle, $3000
(863)843-0058
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $94,200.
Owner 863-673-5071
MUSE 3br/2ba 1642 sq ft,
.998 acre, huge garage/work
shop, sm citrus grove
$85,000 (863) 673-4452 or
(863) 673-4473
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
1/2 acre lot. $74,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
Approval. 675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NO MONEY DOWN if you have
your own lot. Easy financ-
ing, low monthly payments.
3 and 4 bedroom. homes
(863)675-8888
Packele complete casa movil
y terreno 3/2 banos a solo
$74,900. Llama
863-675-8888
PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $399 per month
800-622-2832


GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities

Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri

E UAL HOU


1979 Dodge 150 Power Wag-
on, runs but rusted $700 or
best offer (561)985-3205
Cadillac Bromogh- 1991, no
rust, good tires, everything
works, grey W/ black vinyl
top $2000 (863)467-8062
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs
well. $600 (863)612-0992
FORD BRONCO 1978 Rare
Antique Classic. 6 cyl., Rac-
ing Wheels, Roll Bars. Runs
good. $4995 (863)763-3966
FORD CROWN VIC 2000 30K
mis., Great condition. $3300
(863)674-0579


GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 &3 Bedroom Apartments

* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
SSewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
resident
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577

Call 675-0313
TDD #1-800-955-8771
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri


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OPPORTUNITY a '


'NOTICE
Notce is hereby given that on
0,,,32008 at 11 00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE. 1025 Com-
merce Orve, LaBelle, FL,.
-r.-, itr I l ,l m i I r ,.,
lih Sale by competive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by.
Copying machines. washer,
table saw & misc items
Furniture & misc, items
Misc. items
Furniture, chest & misc. items
Misc. items
Desk, chairs, chest, computer monitor
& misc. items
287784 CB 8/28/08


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lApartments





Recreation .



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Mere, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
BASS NATIQUE 17 Ft., 150
Johnson w/trailer & many
extra's. 1 owner. Garaged.
$3500 (561)262-1390
FIBERGLASS CRUISING BOAT
37ft, perfect live aboard,
must see to appreciate,
$4800 (239)823-2587
TRACKER, 12 ft, 8 horse
Yamaha engine, brand new
$2000 Alva 239-633-8047


CAMPER, Coachman 1988 -
$2,000 or best offer. See at
4683 Derby Lane or call
(863)673-4194
COLEMAN FLEETWOOD POP
UP '00 Toilet & shower,
sleeps 6, great condition.
$2500 neg (863)763-1336
DODGE SPORTMAN, 1973
Motor home, sleeps 6, full
bath, $3,000/best offer. Call
863-675-1438
MALLARD 5TH WHEEL Select.
35 FOOT VERY GOOD
SHAPE, VERY CLEAN.
$3500. (863)673-4851


FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493



ANTIQUE OUTBOARD engine -
$300. Call 239-823-2587
BOAT ENGINE Out Board,
Mariner. 8 hp. Good condi-
tion. $395 or best offer.
(239)770-6185
DIESEL ENGINE Perkins
'6354 Marine Engine, 140 HP
$2000. (863)234-1338
DIESEL GENERATOR- North-
ern Lights 8.5 KW diesel Ma-
rine Generator $1500.
(863)234-1338


HONDA REBEL 1999 wind-
shield, lug.rack,sissybar, low
miles, no dents, runs perfect
$2600. (863)674-0360
KAWASAKI '05 Dual Sport,
looks & runs like new.
$3000 or best offer
(863)634-3344
KAWASAKI KX125 '00 new
motor 25hrs, chain, sprock-
ets, tires, clutch, $1400 or
best offer (863)634-6966
VW TRIKE MC VW engine, 3
seater, $2500
(863)517-1019



EXGO ELEC 2002 Good
cond, CHG.Lights, win, good
tires, green $1400.
(863)673-4660 .
EZGO ELEC 1981 3 Wheel,
Runs good, Good Batt,
Chg.win & lights $600.
(863)673-4660.
GO KART Adult size, big
tires, disc brakes, $400 or -
best offer (941)812-5315
Okeechobee
HONDA 200 FOUR 1987 -
VERY GOOD CONDITION
$800/firm. (863)228-7118


2005 GULFSTREAM Mod:
3 6 F R. S
(1NL1GTT2251060565) -
2005 Gulfstream Travel Trail-
er, sleeps 5 comfortably and
up to 7 sleepers. Has small.
kitchen, bathroom, dining
and louging areas. Needs
minor work vehicle is sold as
is. Purchaser must remove
vehicle from premesis after
sales. $4995.
(561)889-2911
(561)889-7788
AIRSTREAM '57 $4000 or
best offer (239)243-5844


Automobiles
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Automobiles' .4005
Autos Wanted s 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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GMC CANYON '04 pickup
Black, exc cond. $13,000
(863)414-8062 LaBelle
HONDA CIVIC EX '97 runs
ood, cold air, sunroof,
2250. Must sell make offer
S(863)467-7528
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '89 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $1700 or best
offer. (863)634-1343 after 5
.Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Accord $400! 98 Ford
Mustang $9001! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.


CADILLAC ELDORADO '85 -
mint condition, 1 owner, gar-
age kept, 48K, $5000
(863)763-2864



VIBRATOR SCREED & Finish-
ing Machine : Like new,
$1600 for both or will sell
separate (863)674-1355



FORD BRONCO '88 drive it
home $500 (863)675-3128
evenings


EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART Gold Cart, full
.curtains, remote radio CD
player, new battery charger,
$1200 (941)812-5315 Okee



FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4750 (239)543-5887


1990 Toyota 4-runner,
V6, 3VZ engine, good for
parts, clear title, $2000
(863)634-7182
CAMPER TOP Fiberglass.
Fits full size Ford F-150. Lo-
cated in LaBelle $200.
(863)674-0825
CAMPER TOP-FIBER Glass -
Came off a 1995 Ford F150,
Labelle Fl. $100.
(863)673-6089
.ENGINE 350 fuel injected.
$1500 Call Zuma @
(863)697-3241
ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. you pull. Fits Mustang
too! $500 (863)675-7105
GRILL Front, for 2003 + up.
Dodge Ram. Very good con-
dition. Small dent. $100
(239)986-0296
MOTOR CHEVY 350 TBI,
LOW MILES, GOOD DEAL'
$650/neg. (863)357-8279
TRAILER TIRE Slightly used.
$50 (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700
TRUCK TIRES (2) Discover
Cooper, LT 285/75/R16. $50
for both. (863)763-5163


DODGE 1500, 1999 V6,
good on gas, auto, A/C,
2,400. Call 863-467-8318
DODGE D100 PICKUP 1984 -
6cyl, 4spd, many new parts,
runs good, tires/body fair.
$850. (863)763-3669
DODGE RAM '89 4x4, Red &
Black, 380 V8, new Edelb-
rock carb, good for mudding
$700 (863)467-9621
FORD Select Pickup truck
box, aluminum, single lid in
ex.cond. $75.
(863)610-1276
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1800 (863)675-4759
FORD STEPSIDE 1996 1
Owner, A/C. New Tires.
$2600 (863)467-8318
MAZDA B2600 1989 Air
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mi., $4,500. 863-675-6904


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8Ft, Dual axle. Used by car-
penter. Call (863)443-1975


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Color TV/VCR, runs great,
lots of new parts,
$4,000/neg. 863-675-1438
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN, '00 V8, auto, a/c,
work 'racks, white, $2500
firm. (863)697-2032

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(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumue
latively, to every head of a family residing In this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed
by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or
totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
Fixed by general lw not less than five hundred dollars.'
(c) Any county or municipalty may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant commu-
nity and economic development ad valorem tax exemp-
tions-to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or
municipality, and only after thp electors of the county or
municipality-voting on such question in a referendum
authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordi-
nances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by or for the use of
a new business and improvements to real propertyrelat-
ed to the expansion of an existing business and shall
also apply to tangible personal property of such new
business and tangible personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits
of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by
general law. The period of time for which such exemp-
tion may be granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined by general law.
The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten
years from the date of approval by the electors of the
county or municipality, and may be renewable by refer-
endum as provided by generallaw.

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Ito oiginalco op -it ho n-s A,-, or 62rlho period oftint

L/ Any county or municipality may, for the
purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the pro-
visions of this subsection and general law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption may be granted only
by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of this exemption and the require-
ments for eligible properties must be specified by gen-
eral law. The period of time' for which this exemption
may be granted to.a property owner shall be determined
by general law.
t(f).f By general Jaw and subject to conditions
specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal
property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments. By gener-
al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation,
provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water
recharge to Florida's aquifers, or. land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi-
fied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal
property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of
its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c)' All persons entitled to a homestead exemp-
tion under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year
following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided, in this sub-
sestifnlo b ,
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
previiee hall be changed annually on January 1st of
each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price
Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced-
ing calendar year as initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3)After any change of ownership, as provided
by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided in tis sub-
sextion tea x.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions
of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided in this subsection arik.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve- .
ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro;
vided for by general law; provided, however, after-the
adjustment for'any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsectionkerane.
a 6) ee the event of a termination to homestead
status, Ihe property shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are sev-
erable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juris-
diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new home-
stead s of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
sequent year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately preced-
ing the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead
assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007.
The assessed value of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is


eratlon of the following in the determination of the
assessed value of real property used for residential nur-
DSes: "
(1) Any change or Improvement made for the
pumose of lmrovinM th e property's resistance to wind
(2) The Installation of a renewable enerovgy
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ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE


No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CON-
SERVED LAND; CLASSIRCATION AND ASSESSMENT
OF LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION
Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption
for real property encumbered by perpetual conservation
easements or other perpetual conservation protections,
defined by general law. Requires Legislature to provide
for classification and assessment of land-used for con-
servation purposes, and not perpetually encumbered,
solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects assess-
ment benefit conditions, limitations, and reasonable
definitions established by general law. Applies to proper-
ty taxes beginning in 2010.
Full Text:
ARTICLE.VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and
used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning
property outside'the municipality, may be required by
general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which .
iheproperty is located. Such portions of property as are
used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific,
religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by
general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be except from taxation, cumu-
latively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed
by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who Is blind or
totally and permanently disabled; property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sibons of this subsection and general law, grant commu-
nity and economic development ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or
municipality, and only after the electors of the bounty or
municipality voting on such question in a referendum
authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordi-
nances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by or for the use of
a new business and improvements to real property relat-
ed to the expansion of an existing business and shall
also apply to tangible personal property of such new
business and tangible personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits
of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by
general law. The period of time for which such exemp-
tion may be granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined by general law.
The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten
years from the date of approval by the electors of the
county or municipality, and may be renewable by refer-
endum as provided by general aw.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem
tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and
to real property on which such device Is installed and
operated, to the value fixed by general law notto exceed
the original cost of the device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption may be granted only
by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of this exemption and the require-
ments for eligible properties must be specified by gen-
eral law. The period of time for which this exemption
may be granted to a property owner shall be determined
by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal
property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
1o) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax
exemntlon for real oroperty dedicated in emetuitv for
conservatioenses. Incudin real roerty encum-
bered bv oemetual conservaiton easements or bv other





ter of laws granting future exemptions. Limiting annual 2009. Thereafter, such property snail be assessed as provided
increases In assessment of non-homestead real proper- c. sending reductions for other components of in this subsection.
ty. Lowering property tax village rate for schools, the state budget and revenue increases resulting from (4) The legislature may provide that suchprop-
economic growth attributable to lower omoerty taxes, erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
Full Text: d. other revenues identified or created by the assessment date after a change of ownership or control,
legislature as defined by general law, including any change of own-
ARTICLE VII f2t In imolementina this section, the amount ershlp of the legal entity that owns the property.
FINANCE AND TAXATION aoorooriated and set in the General Ap roriations Act in Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
the 2010-2011 fiscal year shall not be less than the in this subsection.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By gener- amount anorooriated and set in the 2008-2009 fiscal (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure year for the funding of public schools under the Forida mets to such property shall be assessed as provided
Just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, Education finance Proam as increased the average for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
historical growth for such amounts during state fiscal change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
(a) Agricultura land, land producing high water ears 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 which aopronriated ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
recharge to Floda's aquifers, or land useexclusively and set amount shall be referred to as the education h)ll The assessment of the following working
e---r e _,..- mnn* H trfmnnt nrnnortie shall hp hbas edunnn the current


rometual conservaton oroscuains. as denfned ov gener- for noncommercial recreatonal purposes may bo classl-
alliaw ied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By gener- character or use.
al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure (b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, property held for sale .as stock in trade and livestock
provided: may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of


use of the ropertv:
a. Land used predominantly for commercial
fishing oumoses.
b. Land that is accessible to the public and used
for vessel launches into waters that are navigable.


c. Marinas and drvstacks that are ooen to the
d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing tacil-
ities. commercial fishing facilities. and marine vessel
construction and repair facilities and their support activ-
121 The assessment benefit provided by this
subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and
reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by
general law.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Assessment of working waterfront aropertv--
The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII omvidino for


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home-
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008 stead as of January 1 of the year In which the prior
NOTICE OF ELECTION homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be the just value of the new home-
Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of stead minus an amount equal to the lessee of $500,000
Foida, do hereby give notice that an election will be or the difference between the just value and the
held in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2008, for assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1
the ratification or rejection of proposed amendments to of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
the Constitution of the State of Florida. doned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection heein.
No. 1 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
(Legislative) downed, the assessed value of the new homestead shall
be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided
Ballot Title: by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However,
if the difference between the just value of the new home-
Ballot Summary: stead and the assessed value of the new homestead cal-
Proposin an amendment to the State Constitution to culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
delete provisions authorizing the Legislature to regulate than $500,000, the assessed value of the new ome-
or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, and stead shall be increased so that the difference between
possession of real property by aliens ineligible for ct- the just value and the assssed value equals $500,000.
zenship. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection hewkn.
Full Text. b. By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli-
ARTICLE I cation of this paragraph to property owned by more than
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for
SECTION 2. Basic rights-All natural persons, female assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of
and male alike, are equal before the law and have this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to
inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy authorize by ordinance that- historic property may be
and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such
,rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and pro- character or use assessment shall apply only to the
test property; oxopt that too s'':orchipi, nhrdtn o, jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for
dcn-.;lt--,-..nd '5.c'- o-l pro. t al-.n eligible properties must be'specified by general law. .
i.i.-. (. i. hi.y 4. o % iit. (e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by
i N. o ,rcc,-n' i", r, ne Idcrned ,i asy ngnt general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
r'caul;-' l.r31 r lce ', .pi l.iieo r origin or phys.icai os- value of homestead property to the extent of any
aUirTy increase in the assessed value of that property which
results from the construction or reconstruction of the
S' No. 2 property for the purpose of providing living quarters for
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if
(Initiative Petition) at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the
living quarters are provided Is 62 years of age or older.
Ballot TItle: Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the fol-
FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT lowing: .
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting
Ballot Summary: from construction or reconstruction of the property.
This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value
only one man and one woman as husband and wife and of the property as Improved.
provides that no other legal union that is treated as mar- (f) For all levies other than school district levies,
niage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid assessments of residential real property, as defined by
or recognized. general law, which contains, nine units or fewer and
which is not subject to the assessment limitations set
Financial Impact Statement: forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on provided in this subsection.
state and local government revenues and expenditures (1) Assessments subject to this subsection
cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor. shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes in assessments
Full Text: hall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment
for the prior year.
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION (2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
defined by general law, Including any change of owner-
Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop-
and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal erty shall -be assessed at just value as of the next
union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equiv- assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
talent thereof shall be valid or recognized. assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
No. 3 ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT for by general law; however, afterthe adjustment for any
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4 change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION ty shall be assessed as provided In this subsection.
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission) (g) For all levies other than school district
levies, assessments of real property that is not subject
Ballot Title: to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections
CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT AFFECTING THE (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in
ASSESSED VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
Ballot Summary: shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit provided by'law; but those changes in assessments
consideration of changes or improvements to residential shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment
real property which increase resistance to wind damage for the prior year.
and Installation of:renewable energy source devices as R (2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
factors in assessing the property's value for ad valorem (3) The legislature must provide that such prop-
taxation purposes. Effective upon adoption, repeals the erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
existing renewable energy source device exemption no assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as
longerin effect. defined by'general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
Full Text: In this subsection.
(4) The legislature'may provide that such prop-
ARTICLE VII erty shall be assessed at just value as of the. next
FINANCE AND TAXATION assessment date after a change of ownership or control,
as defined by general law, Including any change of own-
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions, ership of the legal, entity that owns the property.
d (a) All property owned by a municipality and Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes in this subsection.
shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
property outside the municipality, may be required by menrs to such property shall be assessed as provided
general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
the property is located. Such portions of property as are change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, ty shall be assessed as provided In this subsection.
religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by (h The lenislature byv neral law and subject
nnllerei I frm taxatnnio tn onnditinns saefined thramin mav ornhibi the consid-


(a) Agricultural land land producing high water Its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be constitution: or discretionary ad valorem millaoe for
recharge to lorida's aquifer, or land us cluively exempted from taxation. school districts authorized b law
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be class- (c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemp- (c) Each law creating a sales tax exemption
fled by general law and assessed solely on the basis of ton under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home- shall contain the single subject of a single exemption
character or use stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year and a legislative finding that the exemption advances or
fbi As provided by general law and subject to following the effective date of this amendment. This serves the public umose of: encouraoin economic
conditions limitations and reasonable definitionssec- assessment shall change only as provided herein dvelo nt and cometveness suorineduca-
be classified by enerl law and assessed solely on the be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but charitableinitiatives or animations or secuin
basis of character or use. those changes In assessments shall not exceed the fainmess
J(4, Pursuant to general law tangible person- lower of the following:
al property held for sale as stock In trade and livestock a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the ARTICLE XII
may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of prior year. SCHEDULE
its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be b. The percent change in the Consumer PrSce
exempted from taxation. Index for all- urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all SECTION 28. Implementation of school oroper-
W(HO All persons entitled to a homestead items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced- tax reform-
exemption under Section 6of this Article shall have their ing calendar year as Initially reported by the United (a) The amendments to Section 4 of ArticleVII
homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. reducing the maximum annual chance i assessments
year following the effective date of this amendment. This (2) No assessment shall exceed just value for non-homestead properties to five percent (5%) from
assessment shall change onl as provided herein. After any chance nt 10% halltake effect January 1.20
(1) Assessments subjectto this provision shall bygeneral law homestead property shall be assessed at (b) The amendment to Section 9 of Article VII
be changed annually on January 1st of each year; bt just value as of January 1 of the fllowig year, unless reducing to five mills from ten mills the authorized ad
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the valorem millae for school uroses shall take effect
. lower of the following: homestead shall be assessed as provided herein. January 1.200.
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the (4) New homestead property shall be assessed
prior year. at just value a of January 1st of the year following the No. 6
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4 '
items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced- change as provided herein. ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
ing calendar year as initially reported by the United (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve- (Taxation and Budget ReformCommission)
StatesDepartment iof Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. meats to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
121 No assessment shall exceed just value vided for by general law; provided, however, after the Ballot Title:
(3) After any change of ownership as provided adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or ASSESSMENT OF WORKING WATERFRONT PROPERTY
by general aw, homestesid property shall be assessed at Improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid- BASED UPON CURRENT USE
Just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless ed herein.
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the (6). In theevent of a termination of homestead Ballot Summary:
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein status, the property shall be assessed as provided by Provides for assessment based upon use of land used
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed general'aw. predominantly for commercial fishing purposes; land
at ust ve asof January stof the year following the 7) The provisions of this amendment are sev- used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions erable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall and accessible to the public; marinas and drystacks that
Sof paragraph'8) apply: That assessment shall only be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juris- are open to the public; and water-dependent marine
change as provided herein diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities,
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve- Impair any remaining provisions of this amendment, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and
ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro- (8)a. A person who establisties a new home- their support activities, subject to conditions, limitations,
vided for by .general law; provided, however, after the stead as of January 1.2009, or January 1 of any sub- and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or sequent year and who has received a homestead
Improvement, the property shall .be assessed as provid- exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of ull Text:
ed herein January 1 of either of the two years immediately preced-
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead Ing the establishment of the new homestead Is entitled to ARTICLE VII
status, the property shall be assessed as provided by have .the new homestead assessed at less than just FINANCE AND TAXATION
generallaw value. If this revision Is approved In January of 2008, a
(7) The provisions of this amendmentare sev- person who establishes a new homestead as of January SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments. By gener-
erable I any of the provisions of this amendrfient shall 1, 2008, Is entitled to have the new homestead al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
be held unconstlauional by any court of competent juris- assessed at less than just value only if that person a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation,
diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or received a homestead exemptin on January 1, 2007. provided:
Impair any remaining provisions of this amendment. The assessed value of the newly established homestead (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water
(8)a. A person who establishes a new home- shal be determined'as follows: recharge to Florida's aquifer, or land used exclusively
stead as of January 1, 2009,or January 1 of. any sub- 1. if the jst value of the new homestead Is for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi-
sequent year and who has received a homestead greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home- fled by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of stead as of January 1 of the year In which the prior character or use. -
January 1 of either o the two years immediately preced- homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the (b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal
ng the establIshment of the new homestead is entitled to new homestead shall be the just value of the new home- property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock
have the new homestead assessed at less than just stead minus an amount equal to he lesser of $500,000 may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of
value. Ifthis revision is approved in January of 2008, a or the difference between the just value and the its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or, may be
person who establishes a new homestead as of January assessed value of the prior homestead s of January 1 exempted from taxation.
1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead of the ear In which the prior homestead was aban- (c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemp-
assessed at less than just value only if that person done. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as ton under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
received a homestead exempton on January 1, 2007. provided here stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year
The assessed valueof the newly established homestead 2. If the just value of the new homestead s less following the effective 'date of this amendment This
shall be determined'as follows: than the just value of the prior homestead as of January assessment shall change only as provided herein.
1. If the just value of the new homestead is 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was aban- (1) Assessments subject to this provision shall
greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home- downed, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided those changes in assessments shall not exceed the
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied lower of the following:
new homestead shall be the just value of the new home- by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the
stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 ifthe difference between the just value of the new home- prior year.
or the difference between the just value and the stead and the assessed valuofthenew homestead cal- b. The percent change in the Consumer Price
assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
of tie ear In which the prior homestead was aban- than $500,000, the assessed value of the new.home- items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced-
doned. Thereafter the homestead shall be assessed as stead shall be Increased so thatthe difference between ing calendar year as initially reported by the United
provided herein. the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2. If the ust value of the new homestead is less. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provid- (2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
than the just value of the prior homestead as of January .ed herein. (3) After any change of ownership, as provided
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was aban- b. By general law and subject to conditions by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at
doned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli- just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless
be equal to the just value ofthewhomesteaddivided cation of this paragraph to property owned by more than the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the
by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied one person .. homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
by the assessed value.of the prior homestead. However, o (d) The legislature may, by general law, for (4) New homestead property shall be assessed
ithe difference between the just value of the new home- assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
stead and the assessed value of the new homestead cal- this subsection, allow.counties and municipalities to establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions
culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph Is greater authorize by ordinance that historic property may be of paragraph (8) apply. Tha assessment shall only
than $500,009, the assessedvalue of the new home- assessed solely on the basis of character use. Such .,, change.as prgded herein.
stead shall be Increased so that the difference between character or use assessment shall apply only to the"' (5) Changes, additions, reductions,.orimprove-
the ust value and the assessed value equals $500,000. jurisdictionadopting the ordinance. The requirements for ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
Thereafter the homestead shall be assessed as provid- eligible properties must be specified bygeneral law. vided for by general law; provided, however, after the
ed herein. (e A county may, in the manner prescribed by adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
b. By general law and subject to conditions general law provide for a reduction in the assessed improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli- value of homestead property to the extent of any ed herein.
cation of this paragraph to property owned by more than increase in the assessed value of hat property which (6) In the.event of a termination of homestead
one person. results from the construction or reconstruction of the status, the property shall be'assessed as provided by
f e The legislature may, by general law, for property for the purpose of providing living quarters for general law.
assessmentpurposes and subject to the provisions of on e ormorenatural or adoptive grandparents or parents 7) The provisions of this amendment are sev-
this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if erable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
authorize by ordinance that historic property may be at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juns-
assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such living quarters are provided Is 62 years of age or older. diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
character or use assessment shall apply only to the Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the fol- impair ay remaining provisions of this amendment.
jurisdictionadoptingthe ordinance. The requirements for lowing: (8)a. A person who establishes a new home-
eligible pro ties must be specified by general law. (1) The Increase in assessed value resulting stead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
4 A county may, In the manner prescribed from construction or reconstruction.of the property. sequent year and who has- received a homestead
by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
value of homestead property to the extent of any ofthe property as improved. January 1 of either of the two years immediately preced-
Increase In the assessed value of that property which (f) r all levis other than school district levies, Ing the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
results from the construction or reconstruction of the assessments of residential real property, as defined by have the new:homestead'assessed at less than just
property for the purpose of providing living quarters for general law, which contains nine units or fewer.and ..al is fi revilonls.i4.led in January of 2008, a
one or more natural or adoptive grandparents-or parents which is not subject to the assessment limitations set o ll homestead as of January
of thepower of theproperty or.of theowner's spouse if-.. forthIn-subsections (a)throuh(c)shall cangenly as.. r'2 is intlte ve the new ,omestead;
at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the provided in this subsection. assessed at less than just value only if that person
living quarters are provided Is 62 years of age or older. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007.
Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the fol- shall be changed annually on the date of assessment The assessed value of the newly established homestead
lowing: provided by law; but those changes in assessments shall be determined as follows:
(1) The increase In assessed value resulting shall not exceed five te8 percent 5%l C 0* of the 1. If the just value of the new homestead is
from construction br reconstruction of the property, assessment for the prior year. greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home-
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value (2) No assessment shall exceed just value, stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior ,
ofthe property as improved. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
LaW. For all levies other than school district defined by general law, including any change of owner- new homestead shall be the just value of the nw home-
levies,, assessments of residential real property, as. ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop- stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
defined by general law, which contains nine units or erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next or the difference between the just value and the
fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limi- assessment date. Thereafter such property shall be assessed value.of the prior homestead as of January 1
talons set forth in subsections (a) through (fe4)-shall assessed as provided in thissubsection, of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
change only as provided n this subection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve- done. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection ments to.such property shall be assessed as provided provided herein.
shall be changed annually on the date of assessment for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less
provided by law; but those changes in assessments change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper- than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 1 of the year n which the prior homestead was aban-
for the prior year. (g) For all levies other than school district downed, the assessed value of the new homestead shall
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value, levies, assessments of real property that is not subject be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied
defined general law, ncludng any change of owner- (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However,
ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop- this subsection, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next (1) Assessments subject to this subsection stead and the assessed value of the new homestead cal-
assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be shalbe e changed annually on the date of assessment culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
assessed as provided in this subsection. provided by law; but those changes in assessments than $500,000, the assessed value of the new home-
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve- shall not exceed five ten percent 5L).44 ) of the stead shall be increased so that the difference between
ments to such property shall be assessed as provided assessment for the prior year. the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000.
for by general law; however, after theadjustment for any (2) No assessment shall exceed just value. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provid-
change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper- (3) The legislature must provide that such prop- ed herein.
ty shall be assessed as provided In this subsection. erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next b. By general law and subject-to conditions
h(,m For all levies other than school district assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli-
levies, assessments of real property that is not subject defined by general law, is made to such property cation of this paragraph to property owned by more than
to the assessment limitations set forth n subsections Thereafter, such property shall be assessedas provided one person.
throughh 4l and)shallcan shallchange onlyasprvid- In this subsection. (d) The legislature may, by general law, for
Ied in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such prop- assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to
shall be changed annually on the date of assessment assessment date after'a change of ownership or control, authorize by ordinance that historic property may be
provided by laW; but those changes In assessments as defined by general law, Including any change of own- assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment ership of the legal entity that owns the property. character or use assessment shall apply only to the
for the prior year Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for
(2 o assessment shall exceed just value. in this subsection. eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(3) The legislature must provide that such prop- (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve- (e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next ments to such property shall be assessed as provided general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
assessment date after,a qualifying improvement, as .for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any value of homestead property to the extent of any
defined by general law, is made to such property, change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper- increase in the assessed value of that property which
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection, results from the construction or reconstruction of the
in this subsection, SECTION 9. Local taxes.- property for the purpose of providing living quarters for
S (4) The legislature may provide that such prop- (a) Counties, school districts, and municipali- one or more natu adoptive grandparents or parents
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next ties shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law of the owner of the property or of the owner's s house if
assessment date after a change of ownership or control, to levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by gen- at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the
as defined by general law, Including any change of own- oral law to levy other taxes, for their respective purpos- living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older
ership of the legal entity that owns the property, es, except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal prop- Such a reduction may. not exceed the lesser of the fol-
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided rty and taxes prohibited by this constitution. lowing:
In this subsection. (b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied (1 The increase in assessed value resulting
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or Improve- for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods from construction or construction of the property.
ments to such property shall be assessed as provided not longerthadr two years when authorized by vote of the (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value
for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not of-the property as Improved.
change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper- wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in (f) For all levies other than school district levies,
ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection, excess of the following villages upon the assessed assessments of residential real property, as defined by
value of real estate and tangible personal property: for all general law, which contains nine units or fewer and
ARTICLE XII county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, which Is not subject to the assessment limitations set
SCHEDULE ten mills; for all school purposes, five tee mills; for water forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as
management purposes for the northwest portion of the provided in this subsection.
SECTION 2B. Proerty tax exemption and clas- state ying west of the line between ranges two and three (1) Assessments subject to this subsection
sflcation and assessment of land used for conservation east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the shall be changed annually on the data of assessment
Soroses. The amendment Section 3 of Article V remalnlng portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other provided by law; but those changes in assessments
reouirino the creation of anad valorem tax exemotion for special districts a millage authorized by law approved by shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment
real oroserty dedicated in DermetuitV for conservation vote of the .electors who are owners of freeholds therein for the prior year.
ouroses. and the amendment to Section 4 of Arcle VII not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing 12) Na assessment shall exceed aust value.
resulrino land used for conservation ourooses to be municipal services may, to the extent authorized by law, (3) After a change of ownership or control, as
classified by general law and assessed solely on the levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal defined by general law, including any change of owner-
basis of character or use fornuaoroses f ad valomtax- purposes. ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop-
ain, shall take effect un Doval by the electors and SECTION 19. Reanlacement of ad valorem taxes erty shall e assessed at just value as of the next
shall be imolemented by January 1. 2010. This section required bh the lalsatumre with other funds for educa- assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
shalt take effect uooe sooryval of the electors. tide.-- assessed as provided in this subsection.
l ff un an. Commencin in the 2010-2011 fiscal ear (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
SNo. 5 the legislature shall be prohibited from requlrino school ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT districts to lew an ad valorem tax as a required local for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any .
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 9, AND 19 effort for oarticioation in the Florida Education Finance change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28 Prooram or a successor program, ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission) mtIbl1 The lenslatore shall replace the revenue (g) For all levies other than school district
imct ftheeiinaion of the required local efforts levies, assessments of real property that is not subject
Ballot Title: ppmvided in subsection (a) through one or more'of the to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections
ELIMINATING STATE REQUIRED SCHOOL PROPERTY following Hseonsto (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in
TAX AND REPLACING WITH EQUIVALENT STATE REV- a. the real of sales tax exemptions, which are this subsection.
ENUES TO FUND EDUCATION determined not to advance or serve a public oumose. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection
gx:ept for the current exempions tor: food: Drescrotion shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
Ballot Summary: druns: health services: charitable organizations: reli- provided by law; but those changes in assessments
Replacing state required school property taxes with state oious organizations: residential rent. electricity and heat- shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment
revenues generating an equivalent hold harmless ino fuel: sales of tanoible personal oronertv purchased for the prior year
amount for schools through one or more of the fllow- for resal or Imported produced or manufactured in 2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
ing options: repealing sales tax exemptions not specifi- this state for export: sales of real roertv: and sales of (3) The legislature must provide that such prop-
catly excluded; Increasing sales tax rate up to one per- intangble personal oroertn, erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
centage point; spending reductions; other revenue b. an increase of uo to one L ercentam e point to assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as
ootions created b the legislature. Limltino subject mat- alesand use tax rate in existence on January 6. defined by general law, s made to such property.
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No. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
provide that an individual or entity may not be barred
from participating in any public program because of reli-
gion and to delete the prohibion against using revenues
from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of
any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of
any sectarian institution.
Full Text:


ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3. Religious freedom.-There shall be
no law respecting the establishment of religion or pro-
hibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious.
freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with pub-
lic morals, peace safety. An individual or entity ma
not be barred from orticioato in an public ororam
because of religion.
fromF gi itriloly aidof


No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot TItle:
LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
require that the Legislature authorize counties to levy a
local option sales tax to supplement community college
funding; requiring voter approval to levy the tax; provid-
ing that approved taxes will sunset after 5 years and may
be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.-
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall,
and special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad
valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to
levy other taxes, for their respective purposes, except ad
valorem taxes on intangible personal property and taxes
prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied
for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods
not longer than two years when authorized by vote of the
electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not
wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in
excess of .the following millages upon the assessed
value of real estate and tangible personal property: for all
county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes,
ten mills; for all school purposes, ten mills; for water
management purposes for the northwest portion of the
state lying west of the line between ranges two and three
east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the
remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other
special districts a millage authorized by law approved by
vote of the electors who are owners of freeholds therein
not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing
municipal services may, to the extent authorized by law,
levy additional taxes within the limits fxed for municipal
purposes.


No 9
.. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX. SECTIONS 1 AND 8
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
REQUIRING 65 PERCENT OF SCHOOL FUNDING FOR
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; STATE'S DUTY FOR CHIL-
DREN'S EDUCATION.
Ballot Summary:
Requires at least 65 percent of school funding received
by school districts be spent on classroom instruction,
rather than administration; allows-for differences in
administrative expenditures by district. Provides the con-
stitutional requirement for the' state to provide a "uni-
formi efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of
free public schools" is a minimum, nonexclusive duty.
Reverses legal precedent prohibiting public funding of
private school alternatives to public school programs
without creating an entitlement.

Full Text:
ARTICLE IX
'EDUCATION
SECTION 1. Public finding of education.--
(a) The education of children is a fundamental
value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore,
a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provi-
sion for the
education of all children residing within its borders. This
duty shall be fulfilled, at a minimum and not exclusively.
through adequate M provision saell.bemea by
law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high qual-
ity system of free public schools that allows students to
obtain a high quality education and for the establish-
ment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of high-
er learning and other public education programs that the
needs of the people may require. Nothing in this subsec-
tion creates an entitlement to a oubliclv-financed private
i To assure that 'children attending public
schools obtain a high quality education, the legislature
shall make adequate provision to ensure that, by the
beginning of the 2010 school year, there are a sufficient
(1) The maximum number of students who are
assigned to each teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for prekindergarten through grade 3
does not exceed 18 students;
12) The maximum number of students who are
assigned to each teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms fo grades 4 through 8 does not
exceed 22 students; and
(3) The maximum number of students who are
assigned to each teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for grades through 12 does not
exceed 25 students.

apply to extracurricular classes. Payment of the costs
associated with reducing class size to meet these
requirements is the responsibility. o the state and not of
local schools districts. Beginning with the 2003-2004
fiscal year, the legislature shall provide sufficient funds
to reduce the average number of students in each class-
room by at least two students per year until the maxi-
mum number-of students per classroom does not
exceed the requirements of this subsection.
S i clb- Every four-year old child in Florida shall
be provided by the State a hig quality pre-kindergarten
learning opportunity in the form of an early childhood
development and education program which shall be vol-
untary, high quality, free, and delivered according to pro-
fessionally accepted standards. An early childhood
development and education program means an organ-
ized program designed to address and enhance each
child's ability to make age appropriate progress in an
appropriate range of settings n the development of lan-
guage and cognite capabilities and emotional, social,
regulatory and moral capacities through education in
basic skirts and such other skills as the Legislature may
determine to be appropriate.
dern The early childhood education and devel-
opment programs provided by reason of subsection c
eSl-'-ai geo-( shall be implemented no later than the
beginning of the 2005 school year through funds gener-
ated in addition to those sed for existing education,
health, and development programs. Existing education,
health, and development programs are those funded by
the State a of January 1,2002 that provided for child or
adult education health care, or development.
SECTION B. Reuuirinu sixty-five percent of
school funding for classroom instruction.-At least sixty-
five percent of the school funding received be school
distn t.s hall be sent on classroom instruction rather
than on administration. Classroom instruction and
administration shall be defined by law. The.leoislature
may also address differences in administrative exdendi-
tures b district for necessary services, such as trans-
oortation and food services. Funds for capital outlay
shall not be included in the calculation required b this
section.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Section 28. Renuirino sixt-five percent of school fund-
in i for classroom instruction.--The requirement tha
iy-tive percent of school funding received tb school
districts be spent on classroom Instruction in Section 8
of Article IX and this section shall first be anolicable to
school years commencing during the state fiscal year


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD
TAKE notice that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:05 p.m. on September 9, 2008, at the
Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
Forida, for the purpose of considering the levy of non-ad valorem assessments
within Hendry County The proposed assessments will be collected by the Tax
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of this publication.
The following is a list of non-ad valorem assessments to be considered at the public
hearing:
1 Mosquito Control
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follows:
Dwelling Unit: $30.00 per dwelling/$500 max. perparcel
Vacant Lots: $30.00 per lo/$400 max. per parcel
Commercial: $.10 per square foot
MinimunmMaximum: $30. -$200.
Vacant Acreage: $1.00 per acre
Minimum/Maximum: $1.-$100.
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $468,555.36 in revenue annu-
ally for the purpose described above.
2. Solid Waste
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide garbage and waste
collection and disposal within unincorporated Hendry County The amount of the
proposed assessment is as follows:
Northern Areas: $221.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: COMMERCIAL DUMPSTER $ 38.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: PARTIAL HARDSHIP $167.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: TOTAL HARDSHIP $ 38.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: RESIDENT INACCESSIBLE AREA $158.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR $293.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: $242.60 per dwelling
Southern Areas: COMMERCIAL DUMPSTER $ 38.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: PARTIAL HARDSHIP $167.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: TOTAL HARDSHIP $ 38.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: RESI-
DENT INACCESSIBLE AREA $158.00 per dwelling
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $1,729,765.10 in revenue
annually for the purpose described above.
3. East Hendry County Fire
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide fire protection in the
eastern portion of the County. The amount of the proposed assessment is as fol-
lows:
Vacant Residential: $22.75 per lot


Duplexes/Triplexes/Apartments/
Townhouses Condominiums/Etc.:
Single Family:
Vacant Mobile Home R.V. Park Lots:


$22.75 per A.I-H Ulls
$2.7" III prls lll'lll j
$22.75 per site


Improved Mobile Home R.V. Park Lots: $65.00 per site


Vacant Commercial & Industrial:
Cmmpd rnm ria A Industrial


$22.75 per lot


ImI puv ,u ciali, ui 501 s. ft. to 010,00sq. ft. =$390
10,001 sq. ft.to 50,000 sqft. = $520
50,001 sq. ft. and over = $650
Vacant Acreage: $.20 per acre/$5.07 min. per parcel
The-proposed assessment would generate a total of $541,716.51 in revenue annu-
ally for the purpose described above.
4. West Hendry County Fire
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide fire protection in the
western portion of the County. The amount of the proposed assessment is as fol-
lows:
Vacant Residential: $17:50 per lot
Single Family: $50.00 per dwelling
Duplexes/Triplexes/Apartments/
Townhouses/Condominiums/Etc. $50.00 per dwelling unit
Vacant Mobile Home R.V. Park Lots: $17.50 per site
Improved Mobile Home R.V. Park Lots: $50.00 per site


Vacant Commercial & Industrial:
Improved Commercial & Industrial:


$17.50 per lot


501 sq. ft. t 10,000 sq. ft. = 'I11 :iin
10,001 sq.ft.to 50,000sq. f = vii ll)
50,001 sq. ft. and over = $['ii n,
Vacant Acreage: $.15 per acre/$3.90 min. pe,' ,-i
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $627,676.39 ir, ,. ,i.; ,'riu
ally for the purpose described above.
5. East Hendry County Recreation
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide recre ir,,.,,i ..--
and facilities in the eastern portion of the County. The amount ,.1 ,r '...'.. ...
assessment is as follows:
All areas except below: $50.00 per dwelling
Central County Drainage District: $20.00 per dwelling
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $188,010.00 ir. .. -,,"-r i.,.'
ally for the purpose described above.
6. West Hendry County recreation
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide recre.,~ru,,,, i-- ,.:
and facilities in the western portion of the County. The amount ,:,i ir .,." "
assessment would be $75.00 per d al- in,,. i .i'. "d would be i, ,:,] :.r -, l'r,
dwelling unit in the West Hendry :'... jlail nrit. il..i Municipal ,,..-: Iiie.
Unit area. The proposed assessment would generate a total of i80, "'< r'v.- n
revenue annually for the purposes described above.
7. East Hendry County Drainage District
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and "."' ii' 'i', 1"
age system within the East Hendry County Drainage District. Thi j irn,'l .r i1-
proposed assessment would be $32.00 per acre and would be i-,o 'e" ,, r
acre in the East Hendry County Drainage District. The pmpos.l :': nB.,
would generate a total of $46,480.00 in revenue annually for tn- iai, l '
scribed above.
'9 WriClr Z fluo
l i tin 'a d rdr,,' nir i ] TI jo i, m, .I' ic i 'i ail,.'ricil ,- a nl ''eit'iUi t ra
amount of the proposed assessment would be $50.00 per acre and would be lev-
ied on each acre In the Wheeler Road Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The
proposed assessment would generate a total of $97,631.50 in revenue annudly
for the purposes described above.
0. Four Corners e
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate streets,
The amount of the proposed assessment would be $5.00 per acre and would be
levied on each acre in the Four Comers Municipal Services Benefit Untarea Th
proposed assessment would generate a total of $29,393.20 in revenue annually
for the purposes described above.
10. Port LaBelle Street Lighting
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate street
lighting within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting Municipal Services Benefit Unt
area. The amount of the proposed assessment ais follows:
Port LaBelle Units 1,4 & 5: $35.00 per unit
Tanglewood Caks: $32.00 per lot
OakHaven: $127.00.perlot
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $41,373.00 in revenueannlly
forte pu rose described above.
11. Airport-Sears
The purpose of the non-ad valore assessment is to maintain and operate tree
lighting and drainage within the Airport-Sears Municipal Services Benefit Un
area. The amount of the proposed assessment would be $5.00 per acre a
would be levied on each acre in the Airport-Sears Municipal Services Benefit Unit
area. The proposed assessment would generate a total of $98,344.75 in revenue
annually or the purposes described above.
12. Mid-County
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate streets,
lighting and drainage within the Mid-County Municipal Services Benefit Unit area.
The amount of the proposed assessment would be $35.00 per acre and would be
levied on each acre in the Mid-County Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. Th
proposed assessment would generate a total of $327,221.30 in revenue annually
for e purposes described above.
13. Felda
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide streets, lighting an
drainage within the Felda Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The amount of th
proposed assessment is as follows:
All areas except below: $ 4.00 per acre .
402.2 Acres/Roberts Property: $ .10 per acre
4801.8 Acres/Roberts Property: $ .00 per unit
7,438.445 Acres/A. & M. Property: $ .00 per unit
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $22,025.51 in revenue annually
for the purposes described above.
14. Sky Valley
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide drainage, including
iir.iiin.,: .).ii i':."ijl;,,Iq a surface water management system, operating and
Tii,,,l ,,,h',j ",i.rl Iini. providing maintenance of an entry sign and to provide
landscaping maintenance within the Sky Valley Municipal Services Benefit Unt
area. fhe amount of the proposed assessment would be $113.00 per lot and
would be levied on each lot in the Sky Valley Municipal Services Benefit Unt area.
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $9,379.00 in revenue annual-
ly for the purposes described above.
15. North LaBelle
Ti, iaj,'':' ii i'hr ,ion-ad valorem assessment is to provide streets, lighting and
iin,,',,aca .ri, ir., North LaBelle Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The
amount of the proposed assessment is as follows:
All areas except below: $10.00 per acre
Lighting Areas (except Caloosa Estates): $25.00 per acre
Brittany Oaks: $120.00 per lot
Caloosa Estates: $10.00 per acre
Caloosa Estates Lighting: $20.00 per parcel (add lights)
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $49,657.05 in revenue annually
for the purposes described above.
16. Hooker's Point
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide street lighting wiin
the Hooker's Point Municipal Services'BenefiUnit area. The amount of the pro-
posed assessment is as follows:
Mid-State: $28.00per lot
Tower Lakes: $28.00 per lot
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $1,932.00 in revenue annually
for the purpose described above.
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288841 CB/CN 8/28/08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District Board of Supervisors
will meet at 5:05 PM., on Thursday,
September 11, 2008, at the Distct
Office on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port
LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting Is to
discuss and preliminarily adopt next
fiscal year's (10/1/08-9/30/09) pro-
osed operating budget, hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of a
Capita Improvement Plan, and con-
duct other routine business requiring
action by the Board.
This meeting s open to the public.
The final budget and millage rate will
be advertised, reviewed, and adopted
during a public hearing in September,
2008.
William Dunbar
Chairman
286863 CB/CGS 8/21,28/08


Time to 'clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale h the classi-
fieds and make your
clean nt a breezel


BAHDU URA CUUN IC MMIbSlUSINE
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. Auoust 28. 2008 at 5:00
E at The reentreeSoth Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.

other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
-before the 'Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
288737 CB/CN 8/28/08




READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

4D o wonder newspaper
readers Ore more popular!


Multi-colored palette
Tropical Storm Fay brought some good things to our area like much needed water for Lake Okeechobee. She also left a lot of unwanted water
inundating people's yards and pastures. You just can't beat this ethereal view, though, reflected in some of that excess water. This photo was
captured near SR 29 and Sears Road.
r i ANE


Submitted photo

New kid on the block
Dobby, a newborn gibbon, gets lots of TLC from Debbie Misotti and
her volunteers at the Talkin' Monkey Project, a monkey rescue facil-
ity in Pioneer Plantation. Dobby's mother, Stitches, spent 20 years
in facilities used as a "baby maker" before being rescued by Deb-
bie, but she was never allowed to raise one of her babies. She and
her mate, Monkeyboy, now happily live together in one of Debbie's
spacious cages. Unfortunately, Stitches rejected little Dobby, who
was born prematurely. Currently, 13 of these beautiful, human-like
creatures live in the non-profit facility, each with its own story. If you
would like to help as a volunteer or a donor, please check out the
Web site at www.talkinmonkeysproject.org.



Educational Briefs


UES advisory meeting set
Upthegrove Elementary School
will have its School Advisory Commit-
tee meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4, at
5:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Parents,
guardians and anyone from the com-
munity is invited to attend. If you have
an questions please call the school of-
fice at 612-0750..

LES walkathon planned
LaBelle Elementary School's Four-
teenth Annual Walk-a-Thon will be held
on Friday, September 12. The PreK-2
students will walk from 9:00-9:25 a.m.
and the 3-5 students from 9:30 -10 a.m.
Parents are invited and encouraged
to come and walk with their children.
Please note that the road for parent
pick-up will be blocked off from 8:45 -
10:15.
Please help us start the year off on
the right foot by supporting the LaBelle
Elementary School Dolphins.
We are'looking forward to another
successful school year. With your assis-
tance, we hope to continue to provide
supplemental materials to expand our
technological resources to enhance
your child's education. Thank your for
your efforts to continue to make LaBelle
Elementary the best place it can be for
our children.

COES plans movie night
Country Oaks Elementary School is
thrilled to invite you to Family Reading
Night. We will be showing the movie
"Cars." Our school theme this year is
states and regions, and our reading
night revolves around Route 66. During
this school year our goal is to have chil-
dren read 66 books. In the movie "Cars"
Route 66 is a recurring theme. So, to
start off this year of fun events, we are
hosting a movie night.
Movie hight will begin at 5 p.m. in
the cafeteria on Thursday, August 28
(tonight). There is no charge for view-
ing the movie. However, the Family
Reading Night committee will be sell-
ing refreshments so bring your appetite.
Please bring your blankets to sit on to
enjoy this flick.


Parents can help children at home
by remembering the word "Cars." The
"C" stands for book choice. The "A"
stands for read aloud. The "R" stands
for the idea that reading takes you on
journeys around the world. Finally, the
"S" stands for success...students who
read are successful. *
There will be 6 door prizes raffled on
movie night. All of the prizes feature the
characters from "Cars." Tickets are 5 for
$1 or $.25 each. The door prizes will be
displayed in the cafeteria for students to
view. Tickets may be purchased in the
school office or at the school store.
We are looking forward to seeing
you at Movie Night!

COES plans open house
Get ready to have a great time at
CountryOaks Elementary School. The
LaBelle Rotary Club will be sponsor-
ing an "All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Din-
ner on Thursday, September 4. It will
be held from 5- 7 p.m. in the Country
Oaks Elementary Cafeteria. Tickets cost
$5 for adults and $3.50 for children.
The K-2 class and the 3-5 class, which
sells the most tickets will receive a pizza
party. All of the proceeds will go toward
enhancing existing programs at COES.
On this special night, classrooms will
be open for visitation from 6- 7 p.m. We
will be selling T-Shirts for $8. There will
also be a book fair in the Media Cen-
ter from 5-8 p.m. We will have a par-
ent meeting in.the cafeteria beginning
at 7:30 p.m. Please ]lan on attending
this important meeting and think about
joining our school's PTO. We look for-
.vard to seeing you on the 4th.
For the spaghetti dinner, it is recom-
mended that you purchase tickets in
advance. (This is how we will credit
classes to see who wins the pizza par-
ties.)

Country Oaks Elementary

announces SAC meeting
Country Oaks Elementary School
will hold their first SAC meeting on Sept.
11, at 3 p.m. in the conference room.


,.,, .. SuDm ea pnolo

Successful drive
Florida Community Bank hosted a School Supply Drive, hoping to col-
lect much needed supplies for the local elementary schools. Three big
boxes of supplies were delivered each to Country Oaks Elementary, La-
Belle Elementary, Upthegrove Elementary and West Glades Elementary
on Friday, August 15, in time for the first day of school. Thank you to all
who made generous donations to this project.




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Submitted photo/Clff Avery.

Invitation to Artist
The LaBelle Assembly of Gbd youth group is inviting all artist and craft-
ers to display their workmanship free of charge Saturday, September
20, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Youth Department's second annual
yard sale. The first sale had over 200 customers drop by and more than
$2,000 was made. With this number of walk-ins the youth wanted to
share the blessing with those that labor in the area of Arts & Crafts
as well as other churches and youth groups in LaBelle. Any artist or
member of the craft community that wants to take part in this event call
675-0900 and leave your name, number and the type of art so we can
reserve a place for them. Pictured, top row from left: Ustacio Rodriguez,
Danny Miller, Daniel Rodriguez, Jose Vega; top right: Julie Wilkins (Teen
Leader), Montana and Coby Wilkins.


Lunch Menu


Hendry County District Schools
lunch menu for the week of Aug. 28-
Sept. 4
LaBelle area schools

Primary grades
Thursday, Aug. 28: Nachos with
ground beef, green peas, cherry slush,
sugar cookie, choice of milk
Friday, Aug. 29: Rib sandwich,
baked potato tots, diced peaches, cher-
ry jello, choice of milk
Monday, Sept. I!
Tuesday, Sept. 2: Cheese pizza,
tossed salad, orange juice, choice of
milk
Wednesday, Sept. 3: Turkey and
gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas,
wheat dinner roll, choice.of milk
Thursday, Sept. 4: Tacos, corn lettuce


and tomato, grape juice, oatmeal raisin
cookie, choice of milk

Secondary grades
Thursday, Aug. 28: Popcorn chick-
en; baked potato tots, dinner roll, diced
peaches, choice of milk
Friday, Aug. 29: Vegetable soup,
turkey sandwich, oranges, fruit blepd
juice, chocolate cookie, choice of milk
Monday, Sept. i: Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 2: Chili dog, baked
potato tots, vegetable cup, ranch dress-
ing, sugar cookie, choice of milk
Wednesday, Sept. 3: Turkey and
gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and car-
rots, dinner roll choice of milk
Thursday, Sept. 4: Ham and
cheese, baked potato chips, lettuce, to-
matoes and pickles, choice of milk


Pbic Noice







12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, August 28, 2008


Local youth earns top ten



finish at championships


Amarillo, Texas Steven Sodrel
of LaBelle was a top-10 finalist in
Ranch Sorting with Powder Pep-
py River, a 1997 sorrel American
Quarter Horse gelding, at the Ford
American Quarter Horse Youth
Association World Championship
Show in Oklahoma City, Oklaho-
ma, August 1-9.
"The Ford AQHYA World
Championship Show is the pre-
mier event for AQHYA members,"
said Bill Brewer, AQHA Executive
Vice President. "Steven Sodrel is
to be congratulated for achieving
such a great honor with Powder
Peppy River."
The "Ford AQHYA World
Championship Show is the pin-
nacle event for more than 30,000
AQHYA members. The show fea-


tured 2,748 entries from around
the world competing for 33 World
Championship titles. To qualify
for the invitational event, exhibi-
tors along with their horses must
have earned a certain number of
points in AQHA-approved shows
form May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008.
The American Quarter Horse
Journal will have the results of the
Ford Youth World in the October
2008 issue.
Hightlights from the Ford Youth
World are scheduled to appear on
"AQHA Presents," AQHA's weekly
television show on RFD-TV net-
work.
The show will air September
10 at 1 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern
and again September 13 at 12:30
p.m. Eastern. A highlight of the


show this year will be a feature
on a Jackson Land & Cattle Youth
World Show Assistance Fund re-
cipient.
In addition to the title sponsor,
the Ford AQHYA World Champi-
onship Show also is sponsored by
Bank of America, Bayer, B & W
Trailer Hitches, Featherlite, John
Deere, Justin Boots, MD Barns,
Markel, Montana Silversmiths,
Nutrena, Professional's Choice,
.and Wrangler. Additional spon-
sors include The American Quar-
ter Horse Journal, Cripple Creek,
Kiser Arena Specialists and Metro
Golf Cars.
For more information and full
coverage of the Ford Youth World,
contact AQHA at (806)376-4811
or visit AQHA.COM.


Steven Sodrel putting Powder Peppy River through the paces.

LaBelle -High School Football Schedule


LHS Varsity Football
August 28: Kick Off Classic vs:
Immokalee, in Immokalee, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 5: Cardinal Mooney, Home,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 12: Clewiston, Away, -7:30
S p.m.
Sept. 19: Bishop Verot, Home,
7:30 p.m.
,4+ Sept. 26: Open
Oct. 3: Desoto, Away, 7:30 p.m.


Oct. 10: Lemon Bay, Home, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 17: Avon Park, Home, 7:30
p.m.
Oct: 24: Dunbar, Away, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 31: Riverdale, Away, 7:30
p.m.


LHS JV Football
Sept. 11: DeSoto, Home, 7 p.m.


Sept. 1'8: Village Academy, Home,
6 p.m.
Sept. 25: Clewiston, Away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 2: Bishop Verot, Away, 6
p.m.
Oct. 9: Lemon Bay, Away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16: Clewiston, Home, 7 p.m.
S'Oct. 23: Cardinal Mooney, Away,
6 p.m.
Oct. 30: Evangelical, Away, 7
.p.m.


Sport Shorts


Donate used golf balls Learn to fish
If you have used golf balls and Ifyou've wanted to know how to
would like to donate them to the fish but don't know where to start,
Girls and Boys Golf teams for prac- Riverside Marine Bait and Tackle
tice purposes, please call LaBelle
High School 674-4120 and some-
one will pick them up or just drop
them by the high school. Thank L
you for your support. L


Little League
plans meeting
LaBelle Little League will meet
Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in
the upstairs concession at Davis-
Pratt Park..The meeting is for new
officers and all volunteers.

Support Cowgirl soccer
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a
chance to win a Coach purse and
help support the Cowgirl Soccer
Club. The drawing will be held
Nov. 22. For more information call
Kim Marroquin at Ragin' Graphics,
863-675-2096.

LHS fall sports
contact information:
David Kelley, Athletic Director,
(863) 674-4574, kelleyd@hendry.
kl2.fl.us
Hal Bennett, Head Football
Coach, hlbennettpls@yahoo.
com.
Russell Bell, Football Coach,
(863) 674-4120, bellr@hendry.
kl2.fl.us
Vivian Bennett, Head Cheer-
leading Coach, (863) 674-4120,
bennettv@hendry.kl 2.fl.us
Lori Perkins, Volleyball Coach,
(863) 674-4120
perkinsl@hendry.kl2.fl.us.
Volleyball practice is ongoing.
Jef Frost, Cross Country Coach,
(863) 674-4120, frostj@hendry.
kl2.fl.us. Cross County practice
starts on Aug. 18.
Bobbie Spratt, Golf Coach,
(863) 674-4120, sprattb@kendry.
kl2.fl.us. Golf practice starts on
Aug. 19 or 20.

Join cheer,
dance group
Universe Allstar Cheer & Dance
is beginning sign ups for cheer-
leading, dance and'tumbling.
Please come by to inquire or call
863-673-1197 if you are interested
in be coming a cheerleader or hip
hop dancer or just tumbling. We
are very excited about the new
season, come and join in our ex-
citement!


is offering free one-hour tutoring
in "the Basics of Local Freshwa-
ter Fishing." Daytime and evening
hours available. Call Julie at 675-
8828 to set up an appointment.


Office Space for Lease on South
Main Street in LaBelle. Excellent
location. Aprox. 3700 sq. ft. May be
leased as one office or split as two
offices of aprox. 1800 sq. ft. The
north side consists of 5 offices, 2
bathrooms, 1 library, 1 kitchen. The
south side consists of 1 lobby,3
offices, 1 conference room, 1 library,
and 2 bathrooms. Separate electric
services. Great Bargain Price!
$12.50 sq. ft. + $3.00 CAM.


FOR RENT:
No smokers or pets please
3/2 2 E. Sunflower $750/mo
2/2 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
3/2 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
2/2 1 with Den E. Palomar $650/mo
2/1 0 Fort Denaud Road $600/mo




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INCOME PROPERTY, IS MOBILE HOMES AND STORE LAUN.
DRY in park like setting luul off Co:a.t.O, .'a, orn 4Jice Si
S I,150,000.
COOL 1950'S HOUSE in MlcGregorRner area. Fr t.lErs Eat-in
kitchen, fireplace, side \ard never newu Clo.e to bea chess and ihop .
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