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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: 08-30-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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MARK YOUR CALENDER!!!!Coming September 8th, Langford Fords Great American Tailgate Party. Food, fun, games, prizes, and awesome deals on every vehicle in stock. Come in now, take a test drive in a new Ford and register to win one of many great prizes to be given away at the Tailgate Party.** No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver license. See Dealer for d etails. Thursday, August 30, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 89 No. 35 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The county commissioners have put County Administrator Judi Kinningt-Korf on notice. Commissioner Al Perry began the discussion at Tuesday night’s regular commission meeting, saying the county “lacks leadership” under her direction and moved to terminate her contract. Commissioner Perry said he has spoken with Ms. Kennington-Kor f but did not wish to be speci c in his criticism at that time. However, Commissioner Karson Turner, who seconded the motion for discussion, wanted to hold bac k on any action, saying the timing was not right, with the budget process in mid-stream. He noted that the budget is the prime concern at this time. Commissioner Janet Taylor noted that these are “critical times” and wanted a “factual discussion” on the issue after October 1. Commissioner Darrell Harris recalled going through this process with the last several administrators and said each commissioner needs to speak personally with Ms. Kennington-Korf before taking an y action. Although Commissioner Perr y said he has a lot of respect for Ms. Kennington-Korf as an individual, he felt putting off her termination was a “big mistake.” The motion to terminate Ms. Kennington-Korf failed, but the question will be raised again in October. BOCC questions Korf’s leadership For the past 28 years Peggy Hampton (Democrat) has served as Hendry County’s Tax Collector. On November 6, she hopes voters will allow her to continue that service. Ms. Hampton rst worked for the Tax Collector’s of ce for 4.5 years, then went into banking for 13 years. At that point, previous Tax Collector Mildred Lewis was retiring and Ms. Hampton made a bid for, and was elected to, the ofce. Ms. Lewis hired her immediately upon her election. For those several months before actually taking of ce, Ms. Hampton had the opportunity to learn the of ce accounting procedures. She said she stands proudly on her record of service since then. She said she rst ran for the of ce because, having been employed there for some time, she liked the diversity of the work there. The Tax Collector’s Of ce performs different functions including handling property taxes, tags, titles, occupational licenses all rolled in with the challenge Hampton runs for tax collector Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantKeeping LaBelle’s History aliveThe City of LaBelle has opened its vaults and donated its many videotaped interviews with those who have left their indelible mark on this town to the LaBelle Heritage Museum. The city completed the video tapings in 2001 as part of a state historical grant to preserve oral histories. The museum will digitize all the tapes and store the originals for safekeeping. Pat Johnson of the museum has volunteered to record all 50-some of the tapes on CDs and also protect them on a computer hard drive. The originals will be stored in a reproof container. The project will allow future generations to become familiar with early pillars of LaBelle like Irene Doub, the Parsons, Kid Jones and more. They will be available for people to see at the museum. Members of the museum collected the videotapes last week. Pictured from left: Joe Thomas, Jeannie Horlacher, Pat Johnson and Mayor Paul Puletti. by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle In addition to the furious campaigning involved in the Presidential election, controversy over w hen people can cast their votes is also at the forefront, most dramatically in ve South Florida counties: Hendry, Collier, Hillsborogh, Hardee and Monroe. Elections in these ve counties have been under federal scrutiny since the 1965 Voter Rights Act, w hich seeks to protect minority voters from discrimination. No changes in the election process may be made in these counties w ithout the prior approval of the Department of Justice. The current controversy in this election swirls around the time period for Early Voting. Early Voting has been allowed for 15 days prior to election days. Florida HB 1355, FS 2011-40 reduced that time frame to ten days prior to an election. The law also ends early voting on the third day Early voting decision unclear Peggy Hampton See Early Vote — Page 2 See Candidate — Page 2

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of working with the public. Naturally, the of ce is very different from w hen she rst began there. The number one change has been the conversion to computerization. Employees used to type up all registrations there was no internet DMV system then. Previously, each receipt had to be hand numbered for validation of tax payments. Now, with the internet, payments are posted live online. That, Ms. Hampton feels, is the most bene cial change for property owners the ability to have their payment validated immediately rather than being posted by hand in huge books. Internet renewals and the availability of making tax payments online result in fewer w alk-in customers, Ms. Hampton said, but each month has its own challenges. Ms. Hampton said she tries to be mindful of anything she can do to help the community. For instance, when the state decided to close the Driver License of ce in LaBelle to save money a few years ago, she volunteered the Tax Collector's of ce to take it over. If the of ce closed, LaBelle folks would have had to travel to Clewiston or Fort Myers to renew their driver's licenses. When the state decided to close the Clewiston Driver License Of ce, Ms. Hampton took it under her wing as well. The Tax Collector's Of ce branches in both LaBelle and Clewiston provide this important convenience for locals and also to many out-of-towners. These are challenging times, Ms. Hampton said. Like all government of cers, the Tax Collector has had to nd ways to do more with less. One way has been to cut about ve employees from her roster, and doing it the most painless way she can, by attrition simply not lling a position that comes open. Ms. Hampton currently oversees 18 employees Probably the toughest part of her job is having to notify people that they may be losing their property due to nonpayment of taxes. She said she knows the struggle of people to pay for taxes even vehicle license fees, which have increased dramatically. She said her of ce is also taking more installment payments for taxes these days. Hard times have also increased the number of bad checks her of ce has to deal with. If reelected, Ms. Hampton said she plans to continue to provide helpful, caring team service. She said her of ce works well with all involved state agencies Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (driver's licenses), Freshwater Fish Commission (selling hunting and shing licenses) and the Department of Revenue. She feels her experience in banking helps her do her job as does a good understanding of the complicated taxing structure. She also points to the perfect audits of her of ce conducted for the board of county commissioners by local independent auditors as evidence of the success of her of ce. She gives full measure of credit to her "wonderful staff" with their many years of experience. She also said she has an eye for the community. Once, when the Tax Collector's Of ce won a contest for the Challenger license plate, the prize was bringing a real astronaut to LaBelle for a luncheon with staff. Ms. Hampton got donations from area businesses and expanded the luncheon to include about 150 students and teachers an experience they surely would never have had otherwise. She notes that she and her staff attend continuing education programs. Over the years she has served on committees including the Florida Department of Revenue Association, Game and Freshwater Fish Commission Association and Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Association. She also served as district director for the Florida Tax Collector Association for several years. She and several others in her of ce have attended an intense school to become certi ed Florida Tax Collectors. Ms. Hampton has been a member of the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, serving two years as president. She was on the Hendry/Glades Mental Health board for ten years, and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. prior to the election, rather than the second day, as it was previously. According to the new law, the polls may be open for early voting from a minimum of six hours to a maximum of eight. An eight-day, 12-hour per day early voting period would be acceptable to the Federal court. The court's concern is that the ve Voter Rights Act counties have the total 96 hours the law allows for early voters. Supervisors of Elections in Hendry, Collier, Hillsborough and Hardee agreed to the 96-hour compromise. However, in Monroe County the Supervisor of Elections is holding out for a longer period. In Hendry County, only District 1 has a minority population concentrated enough to indicate immediately after an election how well used Early Voting was. Other districts in Hendry County are more racially mixed, according to the Supervisor of Elections Of ce so determining those numbers takes longer. According to the Hendry County Elections Of ce, it takes some 20 days after an election for staff to pull a voter history and submit it to the state. This history reports data including the age, sex and race of those who cast ballots, so we won't know just how many Hendry County minorities took advantage of Early Voting in the August 14 Primary Election. A total of 1,477 voters in District 1, which includes Harlem and all the area south of US 27 in Clewiston, cast ballots in the Primary Early Voting process. Changing the rules mid-election term will be tricky. According to a Supervisor of Elections spokesman, the of ce is required to send out all pre-election information in English and Spanish. As with anything that would affect voters, changing Early Voting times would increase the size of all such mailings/postings making the election change harder to accomplish in mid-cycle. All Hendry's voters guides and even campaign information put out by the candidates would be affected, the spokesman said. Hendry County is also required to notify the Department of Justice on how the county is informing the public. An attorne y would most likely be employed to do the submission to the Department of Justice, including an af davit of publication from a paper of record. Early voting takes place at both the LaBelle and Clewiston Supervisor of Elections Of ces. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Essilor VisiofficeFamily Eye Care proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient that allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Visioffice is used for any patient and any lens type, progressive or single vision lenses. As spectacle optics have become more advanced, the fitting and measurements necessary to get the best performance from these new lenses have become more important. Visioffice ensures that your new prescription glasses have optics that are perfectly aligned to your individual needs. Family Eye Care is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice instrument to the Hendry County area. The Essilor Visioffice optical measuring system provides doctors and other eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. These parameters are established prior to the lenses being made and allow for the production of all types of lenses for eyeglasses.1 Essilor of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless indicated otherwise, all trademarks are the property of Essilor International and/ or its subsidiaries. Visioffice software was developed by the Essilor group, drawing on the expertise of proprietary Activisu measurement technology. The mirror is the property of IVS. Activisu is a trademark of IVS. 2 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Candidate Continued From Page 1 Early VoteContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoSuncoast generosityThe Hendry Public Schools Foundation received a $17,000 grant from the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation. Through the Suncoast for Schools Rewards Check Card, Suncoast Schools FCU members receive rewards points for debit card purchases and in return the credit union donates two cents to the Foundation to fund education-related initiatives in the local community. Pictured from left: Mary Tlachac, Executive Director, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, Susana Serra, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union LaBelle Service Center Manager, C. Gordon Swaggerty, Deputy Superintendent and Hendry Public Schools Foundation Executive Director.

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WASHINGTON – Everyone has a story, and now the U.S. Small Business Administration is giving entrepreneurs a new online platform to share their stories and showcase their successful and thriving businesses. SBA today launched “Small Business Owners Speak,” an interactive platform featuring videos by entrepreneurs from across the country who have started or grown a business with the help of the SBA. The videos w ill be featured at www.sba.gov/stories. “I have the great privilege of meeting small business owners from across the country as I travel every week. But now, thanks to ‘Small Business Owners Speak,’ you can hear their stories, too,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “This page will highlight the voices of successful small business owners who have started or grown a business thanks to help from the Small Business Administration.” The page features videos submitted during SBA’s 2012 National Small Business Week video contest. But to help reach out to more small business owners, SBA has opened “Small Business Owners Speak” to other entrepreneurs interested in submitting a video to be featured at www.sba.gov/stories. More information about the video submission process can be found on the same page. The page features a map of the United States that allows users to click on videos by state or by using the drop-down menu and searching for videos by topic, such as capital, counseling, federal contracting or disaster loans. “Once again, SBA is helping small business owners by providing a platform for them to highlight their achievements with SBA’s help,” said Francisco “Pancho” A. Marrero, SBA South Florida District Director. “I hope every South Florida business owner who has been helped by SBA will submit their story and serve as an inspiration to others.” ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the LaBelle and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Dr Kleiman will also be available at Oakbrook of LaBelleŽ 3 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 LaBelleYesenia Moreno, 20, was arrested August 25 and charged with possession of cocaine. R. Maldonado was arresting of cer. Katlin Lamar Briefman, 23, was arrested A ugust 22 and charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession/ use of drug equipment. N. Kirk was arresting of cer.ClewistonEdwin Biatoro, 15, was arrested August 23 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill and criminal mischief third degree felony $200-$1,000. CPD Of cer J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Elsworth Noel Seales, Jr., 28, was arrested August 25 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent. J. Rojas was arresting of cer. Orestes Borell, 35, was arrested August 22 and charged with simple assault intent, threat to do violence, aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability and aggrav ated battery with a deadly weapon. Inv. J. Conyers was arresting of cer. Jose G. Chiquito, 30, was arrested August 24 and charged with hit and run, DUI w ith property damage, DUI alcohol or drugs and driving with a license expired over four months. A. Mangels was arresting of cer. Juan Castro Jr., 32, was arrested August 24 and charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams, possession of xanax (alprozolan) and possession of cocaine. He was arrested by a Seminole Police of cer. Rogelia Villalobos, 37, was arrested and charged with felony battery resulting from bodily harm or disability. Clarence Lewis, 17, was arrested August 23 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon no intent to kill, throwing a deadly missile and criminal mischief under $200. CPD Of cer Baker was arresting of cer. Alex Martinez, 33, was arrested August 22 and charged with battery touch or strike and cruelty to a child abuse without great harm. R. Steed was arresting of cer. Danisha Danilla Naylor, 21, was arrested August 21 and charged with trespass on a structure or conveyance, theft $300-$5,000. S. Chamberlain was arresting of cer. Carlos U. Diaz, 30, was arrested August 21 and charged with a nonmoving traf c violation driving with a suspended license third or subsequent offense. M. Thomas was arresting of cer. A rrest Reports SWAT training Five youth from Hendry and Glades Counties Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) attended the Statewide SWAT Training held in Orlando on July 24-26, 2012. SWAT members representing Glades County and Moore Haven Jr/Sr High School were Blanca Aranda, Monica Leavy, and Elsi Velasquez. Hendry County representatives were Yanely Ramirez, LaBelle High School, and Savana Beckett, Clewiston Middle School. The training was hosted by the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida and facilitated by t he state SWAT Youth Advocacy Board. Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) was established in August 1997 when Florida won a landmark victory against the tobacco industry. SWAT is an anti-tobacco organization that students in middle and high school can join to participate in activities and events that support the vision of a Toba cco Free Florida. SWAT is the youth advocacy organization supported by the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. On a local level, SWAT members advocate for policy change that will discourage youth tobacco initiation, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and promote cessation. The goal of these policies is to change social norms so that tobacco use and advertisin g by tobacco companies are not accepted as part of our cultural norms. During the statewide SWAT training, youth focused on the marketing practices of “Big Tobacco” that often appeal to youth (and o ther disparate populations). SWAT works to educate the community about the marketing practices of Big Tobacco and the bene ts of leading tobacco-free lifestyles. All who attended were invigorated and learned skills to carry on with the important anti-tobacco messages to their peers, schools and communities. Finally, during the statewide SWAT training, elections for the state SWAT Youth Advocacy Board were held. The SWAT Youth Advoca cy Board (YAB) is the 12-member executive committee of the SWAT whose members are elected yearly by their peers. The YAB consists of three SWAT members representing each of the four regions in Florida. One of our local Hendry County youth was elected to the SWAT YAB: Savana Beckett, an 8th grade student at Clewiston Middle School who will repre sent Hendry County and Region 4 over the next 12 months. Join us in Congratulating Savana and all of the youth elected to the 2012-2013 YAB. For more information on Hendry a nd/or Glades County SWAT please contact Valarie James-674-4041 ext 128 or Doug Freer-946-0707 ext 404. V ideos showcase entrepreneurs who have started or grown a business Submitted photoSWAT students

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4 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/labelleTo Submit NewsThe Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 6752541 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: cbnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 675-2541 The deadline for all advertising is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. Labor Dayby Matt KindermannDid you know that Congress does not have the Constitutional authority to mandate a national holiday over all citizens? They do, however, have the authority to award federal holidays by law, which allow for the closing of non-essential federal services and the payment of holiday pay for all workers. Labor Day, like the other federal holidays, are not national holidays. Go ahead and use that for BBQ trivia this weekend! Let’s take this opportunity to discuss some labor de nitions. Many employers are under the impression that Workforce Boards can only provide them with unquali ed or undesirable labor. On the contrary, the number of workers covered under the eligibility de nition are substantial, and include an array of occupations from unskilled laborer to degreed professional. Of course, priority of service is geared toward traditionally disadvantaged demographics including Veterans, Youth, Seasonal Farmworkers, Low-Income Households, Offenders and Dislocated Adults. However, the de nition of Dislocated Adult is broad and can include: those who have been laid off; eligible for unemployment compensation; are unlikely to return to their primary occupation; affected by any permanent closure of a substantial facility; were self-employed but is unemployed as a result of economic conditions in the community; or is a displaced homemaker. Most of the Dislocated Adult category consists of highly skilled workers! If you feel you t one of the above criteria, you should identify yourself to your local One-Stop Center and inquire about services. The Workforce Board offers On-TheJob Training and Paid Internship programs where employers receive a semi-quali ed individual for up to six months of training, while up to 50 percent of wages are reimbursed. Some small employers can even qualify for a 90 percent wage reimbursement, and, in the case of an Internship, their entire salary is covered.Southwest Florida Works is the regional state workforce board for Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. For job search assistance or employer support, speak with an employment representative nearest you by going to www.sw works.org and click on "Locations." by Les MorganThe Bible teaches its young readers to show honor and respect the older adults. It af rms their life, experience and even their gray hair, calling it a “crown.” Regretfully, our culture usually takes the opposite position, much to its detriment. The older generation are often viewed as “out of touch,” “hopelessly old fashion” and “antiques on legs.” The shame of such disrespect is two-fold. First, the experience that the previous generation yields is dismissed, which has proven to be tragic throughout history. Second, the generation ahead of the current one usually doesn’t take it laying down! This generation has better be warned! Certainly a young lady can give a testimony to this truth. Read the following and you will see what I mean. Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my day.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.” She was right -our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and re lled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn’t do the green thing back then. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and of ce building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -wind and solar power really did dr y our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brandnew clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day. Back then, we had one TV or radio, in the house -not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state o f Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t re up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We re lled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing awa y the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank o f sockets to power a dozen appliances. And, we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to nd the nearest burger joint. But isn’t it sad that the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing bac k then? A smart generation will take heed to the instruction of the Biblical counsel – Honor your father and mother,” which is the rst commandment with promise – (Eph 6:1)Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located on Highway 80 across the street from City Hall. Warning! Don’t insult the older generation about not being ‘green’ Matt Kindermann Les Morgan

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KEYS CARDIOLOGYThe of“ce of Dr. Richardson D.O. NEW SUMMER HOURSTuesday 1 pm 5 pm FAMILY PRACTICE WITH NILDA TOLEDO PA-C Fridays 9 am 5 pmCall for an appointment 863-674-0271 5 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 V olunteer for juvenile arbitrationThe Hendry County Court Administration is seeking volunteers for its Juvenile Arbitration program. The ideal candidate enjoys w orking with youth and has a strong desire to help them transition out of the Juvenile J ustice system. He/she should be available to hear cases at least once per month, administer sanctions and refer cases to a treatment provider, as necessary. Interested persons should contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager at 863-675-5374 for an application form and further information.Chrysalis art show, arts meetingThe Arts of the Inland meeting will be held Tuesday, September 18, at 6 p.m. at the Jamestic Golf Course Crown Room, 350 Homestead Rd.S., Lehigh Acres. Be prepred for a very special evening – seeing member artists’ work displayed for the CHRYSALIS A rt Show and learn the winners of the Best of Show, rst, second and third place. The Best of Show winner will be submitted to the Art Council of Southwest Florida Winners Circle Biennial Exhibit, November 16December 27, 2012, at the Alliance for the A rts in Fort Myers. Featured speaker of the evening is Dr. Sandra Fay Mark, President, Art Council of Southwest Florida. She is an accomplished artist, teacher and administrator. The public is invited. For further information: E-mail: artsinland@gmail.com or phone: 239-3035849. Website: www.artsoftheinland.com.United Way House plans grand re-openingCome to the United Way House Grand Re-Opening on Sept. 13 from 4-6 p.m. Please come and see all the great serviceslocated w ithin the United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street. A rts of Inland to meetFriday, September 7, Arts of the Inland artistic member Diane Carmen will be featured at Fort Myers Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. at Market America (MA), 1412 Dean Street (just off First Street downtown). Don’t miss her collection of beautiful artwork. Stop by, say hello and support your fellow artist Diane Carmen! For further information, contact LaVon Koenig, President, Arts of the Inland. Phone: 608-235-5721 E-mail: artsinland@gmail. com Website: www.artsoftheinland.com\Widows to meetThe Widows Support Group will meet at Contrera’s Mexican Restaurant September 20 at 11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.Deadline for McDonalds and school suppliesMcDonald’s school supply drive ends August 31 in Clewiston and LaBelle. Everyone that brings in three packages of school supplies to McDonald’s during the above dates will receive a coupon for a free Small Fry. This is our way from the Nisbet Family to say thank you for helping our community and to better our future leaders in their education. Here’s a list of school supplies that some of the schools are asking for: crayons, glue, highlighters, colored pencils, glue sticks, expo markers, markers, rulers, composition books, copying paper, notebook paper, Kleenex, folders, pencils, baby wipes, erasers, scissors, paper towels, Band Aids, index cards, Spanish dictionary, pens, three ring binder and spiral notebooks.Come to ZumbaZumba Fitness is offered Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at RCMA, 555 W. Cowboy Way. Instructor Ivonne Orengo, $5; Aqua Zumba $8 Saturdays at 11 a.m. Port LaBelle pool, 1563 Oxbow Drive. Instructor Jessenia Glarza. For information: Email: zumbawithjessenia@hotmail.com or check the Web Site: http://www.jesseniagalarza. com. Se habla Espanol.Help with school suppliesThe LaBelle United Way House, 133 N. Bridge Street is collecting school supplies for kids in need. If you would like to donate please drop off any of the following items: scissors, wide ruled paper, erasers, crayons, pencils, composition books, spiral notebooks, highlighters, pocket folders with clasps or glue. Free eye examsSpectacular Eyecare will be offering vision screenings for childen ages 7-18 through September 30. If glasses are needed, they will offer a frame and lenses package at a reduced cost. Call today for an appointment at 675-2015. Spectacular Eyecare is located at 70 W. Yeomans Ave.Legion sh fry and Sunday breakfastJoin the American Legion for its sh fry the rst Friday of each month, 5-7 p.m. Check out breakfast the rst Sunday every month, 699 SR 80W. Volunteer for Toys for TotsHendry-Glades Behavioral Health Center is the coordinator for The Marine Toys for Tots campaign in Hendry County this year. We would like to ensure that each child in need receives a toy. To accomplish our goal, we are currently looking for volunteers and support. The types of assistance needed include, event sponsoring, distribution, sorting, delivery, collection box locations, window poster locations, storage, toy donations and cash donations. Also, if you would like to start lists of children in need please contact us and we will get the appropriate paperwork to you. If you, your agency or group can help in any way, please contact, Lydia Rivera at Hendry-Glades Behavioral Health, 863-674-4050 or Joseph Hosick, 863983-1423. Thank you for your consideration as this is a wonderful opportunity to serve the children of our community. ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888956-7273.Lost crittersDuring the week of August 20-24, the Hendry County Sheriff’s Of ce recovered three horses that were unsecured and running loose on the roadways in Montura. If you have lost a horse, please contact the Ag Unit at 863-805-5000 or 863-674-5600.VFW news Come to VFW Post 10100 and check our inexpensive lunch menu. VFW Post 10100 has bingo open to the public every Sunday at 2 p.m. VFW Post 10100 serves the best Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers in town every Saturda y from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $3 for the burgers and French Fries are only $1 more. Serving stops promptly at 1:30 p.m. Come early.Animal care in ClewistonAnimal Care Society, Inc. a No-Kill organization DBA Clewiston Critter Care Animal Clinic at 901 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston with an online Pharmacy: clewistoncrittercare.org. The facility offers low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccination services, nail trimming, health and nutritional advice and services as well as saving adoptable pets from high-kill shelters that we offer for adoption to the public. Dog adoptions are $50-$300 and will be posted on each pets webpage. The adoption includes: Spay/Neuter (Completed before leaving our care), Up to date vaccinations, deworming for intestinal parasites, treatment for external parasites, heartworm test. For an aditional $25 you can receive: a nationally registered Microchip amd 30 to 45 days of health insurance. We will be ling for Not-for-Pro t 501 (3) C status and we intend on funding this organization by writing grants, fund-raising, maintaining a membership with yearly dues, Web site donation opportunities, sponsorship opportunities and pet boarding among other things. We are not af liated with any other group, rescue, business or organization and, therefore, do not receive any funding from any city, county, government or national organization. We are solely funded/run from monies donated or raised by people just like you! Our services are offered to any and all pet owners. Services provided through some grants may require nancial status and/or residency location stipulations. Community Briefs

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Gaither Style Concert The Trust Quartet, Singing Gaither style four part harmony, are scheduled to perform in concert on Sunday, September 9, at 10 a.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. The exciting Trust Quartet, a Florida based, Nashville recorded mixed group, will perform their enthusiastic approach to some of gospel’s nest songs. Trust not only has great harmony but also a unique ministering ability with song. You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a great concert.Gospel SingThe LaBelle Gathering of Christian Men will be sponsoring a Gospel Sing on September 8 at 6 p.m. in the LaBelle High School Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be available.Fellowship, fun, discipleshipCaloosa Baptist Church has begun a College and Careers Class (post-high school to 24 years old) on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Charlie’s Coffee Shop. College and Careers will kick-off with a leadership study using Andy Andrew’s The Traveler’s Gift. Mark your calendars for a time of fellowship, fun, and discipleship. If you have questions or to con rm your attendance please email Rhonda Kosh at shok02@yahoo.com.Prophecy expoYou can’t afford to miss this. Program runs August 31-October 6 with speaker Pastor Lester Pratt Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings 7-9 p.m. at Fort Myers Shores Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 14830 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. For information call Pastor Robert Ferguson 239-8786750; e-mail evangelism1947@gmail.com. Don’t forget Planting to Help our Community. Enjoy the experience of planting and growing herbs and vegetables God’s healthy way in our community garden. All are invited and it is free every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call Pastor Robert Ferguson 239-878-6750.Feeding childrenLocal churches are banding together to eliminate hunger for local children, many o f whom only get a decent meal at school. Operation: Backpack will begin this fall, sending a backpack full of edible items home with needy children on Fridays. They will return the backpack on Monday. The churches will be partnering with local charities to multipl y the effect of donations. The program will run during the school term for 40 weeks. Make checks payable to FBC-Operation: Backpack and donate at the of ce of First Baptist Church of LaBelle, 330 N. Main Street. Team signups for food distribution are available. HOURS TUES. FRI. 9AM 6PM SAT. 7AM-2PM Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 863-675-2541 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. 6 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Juan Torres, 49MOORE HAVEN — Juan Torres passed away A ugust 21, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 13, 1963, in Marietta, Ark., to the late Manuel C. and the late Enadena (Morena) Torres. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years. Mr. Torres married Lillie Stallins. Survivors include his wife, Lillie; and one son, Victor Torres; brothers, David Torres, Manuel Torres, Rocky Garcia; three sisters, Josephine Church, Irene Guerra, Kathleen Torres; step sons, Mitchell Waugh, Paul Waldron; step daughters, Rosalie Waugh, Rebecca Williams, Rosanna Boyd, Mary Berden; and eight grandchildren. A Gathering for family and friends was held Saturday, August 25, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Fla. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelleW.D. ‘Don’ SimmsPORT LABELLE — W.D. “Don” Simms passed away peacefully at his home in Port LaBelle on Thursday, August 23, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Silvia Brown; and son, W.D. Simms, Jr. As per Don’s wishes, after cremation there will be no services. Obituaries Church Briefs UES open house coming upUpthegrove Elementary School will hold an open house Tuesday, Sept. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. w ith a spaghetti dinner that day from 5-7 p.m. Adults and children. Everyone is invited to come out an see the school, classrooms, meet the teachers and have a great dinner. There will be a book fair in the library from 5:30-7 p.m. Spaghetti dinnerGet ready to have a great time at LaBelle Elementary School. The LaBelle Rotary Club w ill be sponsoring an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, September 13. It will be held from 5–7 p.m. in the LaBelle Elementary Cafeteria. All tickets cost $5. On this special night, there will be a Book Fair in the Library from 5-7 and classrooms will be open for visitation from 6–7 p.m. Also, there w ill be a Title I Parent Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Hope to see you there! IMS Open house, Title 1 meetingIMS Open houseLaBelle Middle School will hold its fall Title 1 meeting along with an open house on Tuesday, September 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. Parents are invited to come out, learn about the Title 1 programs that are available then follow their child’s schedule to meet all the teachers. Hope to see you there.Cowboy ClosetThe Cowboy Closet, our student-driven thrift store at LaBelle High School, would love to take your electronics from you. We could use computers, and other useful items that you are upgrading or replacing. Our students are looking forward to refurbishing them, and getting them in homes that want them. We all win! A tax-deductible receipt will be given if requested. Contact Kevin Lutkenhaus at 863-674-4120 or email the Cowboy Closet at cowboycloset@hendry.k12. .us for more information. We also can be followed on Twitter at @cowboycloset, and Facebook. Like us, and help us. School Briefs Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and Receive 10 Free Live Oak Trees for Planting in Florida. Everyone from Florida who joins the A rbor Day Foundation in September will receive ten free live oak trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the bene t of the environment and quality-of-life. With one million members, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonpro t organization dedicated to planting trees. “Those who plant live oak trees will enjoy shade and splendor for years and years to come,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will also add to the proud heritage of Florida’s 160 Tree City USA communities. For the last 36 years, Tree City USA has supported effective urban forest management across Florida, and planting these trees will enhance the state’s tree-planting tradition.” The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between October 15 and December 10. The 6to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To receive ten free live oak trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Live Oaks, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by September 29, 2012, or join online at arborday.org/ september. Join Arbor Day Foundation, get free oaks

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(Fort Myers, Fla. – August 21, 2012) – The Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida announces the ve award recipients of the 3rd annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards. The recipients were honored for their contributions and dedication to improving the health and well-being of pregnant w omen or babies at the Golden Baby Shoe A wards on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Grandezza in Estero, FL. The recipients are: Norma Jeanne Appelbaum, DMD, Adult Dentistry of Southwest Florida, Cape Coral Juanita Barnhart, RN, BSN, Retired,Children’s Medical Services, LaBelle Laurie Champion, RN, Lee Memorial Home Health, Fort Myers Jonah Frost, MS, PT, Milestones Pediatric Therapies of Naples, Naples Jaclyn Sieben, RN, Naples Community Hospital The Birth Place, Naples The recipients were selected by the Golden Baby Shoe Awards committee made up of physicians, nurses, and community leaders. Nominations were submitted earlier this summer from all over Southwest Florida. The list was narrowed down to ten nalists, who will also be recognized at the awards ceremony. “Choosing only ve awardees from such an amazing list of nalists was extremely dif cult for the committee because each person is much deserving of a Golden Baby Shoe Award. Each of them has literally saved many babies through their dedication and service. These are extraordinary individuals and it is our honor to recognize their achievements.” Cathy Timuta, Executive Director of Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. The Golden Baby Shoe Award nalists w ill also be recognized at the awards ceremony. They are: Becky Hines, CEO of Destiny Ministries Jean Ann Lynch,Founder & CEO of Baby Basics of Collier County, Samantha McCormick, RN., Director of Midwifery Services Baby Love, Vince Munizza, PA., Island Coast Pediatrics Claudia Ramey, RN, Case Manager, Lee County Health Department. The 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Pat Gulley, RN, Retired Community Health Nurse, will be honored at the event as well. The awards celebration will feature Keynote Speaker, Nancy Lascheid, RN, BSN, Co-founder and Nursing Coordinator of the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Courtney Robinson, ABC-7 news anchor. The August 25 event, begins at 6pm, and is open to the public. The event was made possible in part by our sponsors, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, Naples Community Hospital, Tuscan & Company, PA., Iberia Bank, Hodges University, Mother Earth Natural Foods, Inc., and Mama’s Chiropractic. For more information, visit goldenbabyshoe.org or call (239) 425-6920. About Healthy Start: Healthy Start Southwest Florida was formed as a not-for-pro t 501(c) 3 organization in 1992 and has proudly served our four county area for twenty years. We help ensure moms and babies have access to needed medical care and other community services to help give their bab y a Healthy Start in life. Last year, Healthy Start served more than 17,000 pregnant women, babies and young children up to age three who were at higher risk for poor health outcomes with 95 percent of funds received going directly to services for families. For more information, visit us at www. HealthyStartBaby.org Barnhart earns 2012 Golden Baby Shoe Award LaBelle Area Real Estate PAUL ROSER REALTORS239-564-2005PERSONAL ATTENTION WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING AT WWW.PAULROSER.COM NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Assoc. Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com 239/564-2005 PAUL ROSER, Broke r Paul@PaulRoser.co m 239/564-200 2 $ 2 9 9 0 0 0 R E D U C E D 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. All appliances included $ 1 4 9 0 0 0 2/2 on 1 acre/ lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood$ 7 9 5 0 0 0 R E D U C E D Beautiful, rare wat erfront propert y zoned Commercia l w/2 homes $299,000 REDUCED! 3/2 Riverfront pool home near park, boat ramp & town. A ll appliances included $149,000 REDUCED 2/2 on 1 acre w/lots of fruit trees +3 car detached garage. Great neighborhood $795,000 REDUCED Beautiful, rare waterfront property zoned Commercial with 2 homes on the property www.labelleriverside.com Riverside Real Estate45 South Riverview Street LaBelle, FL 33935863-675-2718 Lic. Real Estate Broker RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE IS ACTIVELY SEEKING SALES ASSOCIATES TO BE A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM. PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 580 S. Main St. • LaBelle, FL• 863 675-1973To view all our listings please visit our websitewww .newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E.Broker Associates Delia Miners, Se Habla Espanol MOBILE HOMES $100,000 $90,000 $69,900. $50,000. $49,500. $35,000. $24,900. $24,900. Call about our vacant land! LOTS $33,150. Possible seller “nancing. $35,000. $23,900. $16,500. $15,000. $15,000. $14,000. To view all our listings please visit our website www.newhorizons-re.com e-mail: greg@newhorizons-re.com Greg Miners Lic R.E. Broker; Associates Delia Miners, Lisa Cox Gladys Dieguez, Neal Livingston, Tim Gonazlez & Hugo VargasSe Habla EspanolSOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 863-517-1153Linda Dekle Davis • Lic. Real Estate BrokerLARGE CUSTOM HOME $309,000. Possible Seller “nancing 20 AC, D/W, $175,000. Bring offers! MUSE: $480,000. 10 ACRES, $31,000 40 AC CHARLOTTE CO. 26+ ACRES FARM LAND LEASE 63+/ACRES $3500 PER ACRE Seller “nancing 16.79 AC, South, $75,555 Possible Seller “nancing 13.33 AC, S. $48,654, Seller “nancing 200 AC S. $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing CHARMING HOME $85,000. 66 AC $7,000 per acre. Seller “nancing I-75 & BAYSHORE RD 2.5 AC Adjoins Cecil Webb. 1 AC $85,000. Seller “nancing Broker Owner 863-675-4500or visit our website atwww.soland.comSherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates: Trisha Arnold, Tony Barnes, Emily A. Bates, Cindi Beer, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Beverly Curtis, Donna Kane, Paul Meador, Kevin Nelson, Wayne Simmons and Denise Walker BOAT, TRAILER, RV, AND PETS! $225,000 ALSO AVAILAVLE: 3BR/2BA pool home on river $1,600 p/mo WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM B e l l e R e a l t y C o B e l l e R e a l t y C o 8 8 6 6 3 3 6 6 7 7 5 5 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 w w w w w w . B B e e l l l l e e R R e e a a l l t t y y . c c o o m m Terri Banky Lic. Real Estate Broker Associates:Shary Weckwerth, Stephanie Weatherford, Sandra Alexander and Lisa Andrews C H E C K O U T A L L O U R L I S T I N G S O N L I N E COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $20,000 $40,000 $65,000 $89,900 $102,250 $169,000 $189,900 $199,000 $295,000 $641,203 WATERFRONT $119,000 $192,500 $198,000 $259,900 $399,000 $550,000 $998,000 $999,900 $1,300,000 LOTS & LAND $2,500 $6,400 $8,900 $25,000 SOLD SOLD 7 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 Juanita Barnhart

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MIRA VERDEMOVE IN SPECIAL, 1st MONTH FREE! $20.00 Application Fee• 2 BEDROOMS AT $364.00 PER MONTH• 3 BEDROOMS AT $411.00 PER MONTH• 4 BEDROOMS AT $464.00 PER MONTH LOCATED AT: CALL US AT: 6760 Santa Fe North (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL FREE GIFT FOR EVERY NEW RESIDENT! Here’s the keys to your new home! Aqui estan las llaves de su nueva casa! REGALO PARA CADA RESIDENTE NUEVOMIRA VERDEESPECIAL DE ENTRADA PIMER MES GRATIS!! $20.00 cargo de aplicacion• 2 RECAMARRAS A $364.00 POR MES• 3 RECAMARRAS A $411.00 POR MES• 4 RECAMARRAS A $464.00 POR MES LOCALIZADOS EN: LLAMENOS AL: 6760 Santa FeNorth (863)675-3339 LaBelle, FL For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesLABELLE 455 Belmont St, Saturday-Sept. 1, 7:30 AM. Moving Sale. House decor, misc. electronics, tools, oddsn-ends For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Bene ts, Miles, Great Home Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. Employment Full TimeHELP WANTEDElectrician with pump experience, Water & Sewer Plant & Irrigation. Full Time. Must pass background check and drug test. RiverBend Motorcoach Resort 5800 W State Rd 80 LaBelle,FL 33935 Machinist Full Time Perm $22.43 Per Hour Job Responsibilities: Sets up, calibrates and operates machining equipment including manual engine lathes, shapers, jig boxes, brakes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines, and heavy duty presses to assemble and or fabricate parts and complex assemblies. Email: Jdooley@ussugar.com Apply online at www.ussugar.com Mechanic/Welder FabricatorCooperative Producers Inc., located in SW Florida is accepting applications for a Mechanic/ Welder Fabricator. A minimum of 5 years experience with references is required. Excellent bene t package. Send Resume to: Attn: Human Resources PO Box 3175, Immokalee, FL 34143 or fax 239-369-2267 Pre-School Teacher Experience required. Holiday and Bene ts package Call 239-229-1633 or Fax resume to 863-675-7048 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Part Time Dental Assistant Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Competitive salary & excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (863) 946-0145 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1021 Health Park Dr. Moore Haven, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 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. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Child CareKid City Early Learning Academy is now enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year. Ages 2-5, Curriculum based preschool program, School Readiness & VPK Provider, Surveillance System, Quali ed Teachers. Call 675-PLAY or stop by. LIC#C20HE0006 (863)675-7529 or (239)229-1635 Health CarePhysical Therapist Needed ASAP Therapy staff needed immediately for a Fast paced, Fast Growing Home Care Company. Top Pay and Mileage allowance. FT, PT and Per Visit positions available. Provide skilled therapy assessments and home visits on a weekly basis. Must have reliable transportation, current FL. Driver’s License and Car Insurance. Doctors Choice Homecare (239)561-6740 Lawn ServiceGonzalez Lawn Service, LLC: Complete lawn care; pressure cleaning; tree trimming;debris removal; and general repair. Lic & Insured. Call today for your free estimate! (863)673-6388 or (863)675-1166 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop Computer w/Flat screen. Made for family school use. Works great! $50 Stop by Depot Insurance 437 Hwy 80. W. or call Tony 863-517-2782. Dell Desktop Computers w/Flat screen (6) all half price. Available at Star Quick Mart 21450 Hwy 80 W Alva 863-517-2782. FurnitureLarge, heavy built pool table for sale. Call 863-675-2153 or 239-229-5936 Pets/SuppliesAKC Toy Fox Terriers and Affenpinschers $500 each 863-675-1571 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsDUPLEX 3 BR in the Belmont area of LaBelle, nice neighborhood, convenient location. VERY REASONABLE! Call 863-673-4630. LABELLE Furnished 1br, LR/DR, kitch, near center of LaBelle. $550/mo + sec dep (863)234-1153 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? ApartmentsGreentree South Apartments Available for Immediate Occupancy 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments •Ask about our move-in specials •Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting •Full time bilingual Site Manager • Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities •Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to resident •Handicap units available •Rental rates starting at $602 Call 675-0313 TDD #1-800-955-8771 40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle 9:00 AM -5:00 PM, Mon-Fri Equal Housing Opportunity Houses RentCenter LaBelle Old Florida House, 2BR, 1BA, LR/DR, eat-in kitchen, laundry hookups, enclosed porch; Window A/C’s, city water & sewer; no pets; non-smkg. Env.; references; $550/month; $550/security; 863-675-2392. Huge 3BR, 2 BA Estate 2200 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $700 month. Call 239-285-7020 LABELLE 2br, 2ba, eat-in kitch, LR/DR, lg util room, screened porch, near center of Labelle. $750/mo + sec dep. (863)234-1153 Houses RentLABELLE large 2br, 2ba, on 2 acres, no water bill, mowing included. $525/mo (863)675-0104 Storage Space RentLABELLE RENT-A-SPACE Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd. Monthly includes tax: 5’x10’ $42.80; 8’x10’ $53.50;10’x10’ $58.85; 8’x25’ $96.30; 24 hr access $25 returnable key deposit. 863-675-2392 Apartments Storage Space RentA Load & Lock Storage5775 SR 80 • LaBelle, FL863-674-1876Alarmed Units • Security Cameras • Outside Storage Mobile Storage • 5x5 up to 10x30 Units • A/C Units Penske Truck RentalsBring this ad and receive $50 off rst months rent Apartments 8 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District One Of ce until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 20, 2012, for the following Proposals: E1L81Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing and Litter Removal in Highlands County-Budget Estimate: $339,122.00. E1L82Roadside Mowing, Chemical Mowing, Litter Removal and Edging and Sweeping in Okeechobee County.-Budget Estimate: $167,198.00 E1L83Clearing & Grubbing and Tree Trimming in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $94,763.00. E1L84Maintenance of Traf c in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $20,000.00. E1L85Miscellaneous Concrete Repair in Polk County.-Budget Estimate: $313,800.00. E1L86Thermoplastic Markings and Messages in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $400,000.00. E1L87Repairing Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, and Curb & Gutters on State Primary Roadway System in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, & Lee Counties.-Budget Estimate: $426,730.00. E1L88Removal and Replacement of Thermoplastic and Retro-Re ective Pavement Markers in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties.-Budget Estimate: $329,981.00. E1L91Pavement Markings Symbols and RPM’s District Wide.-Budget Estimate: $100,000.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/contractsadministrationdistrict1/: or by calling (863) 519-2559. 424770 CN/CB 8/30, 9/6/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 508 2009 1164329-010000B0100 Samuel Luna Lot 10, Block B, South 29 Industrial Park Unit 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 100, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424428 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1144 2009 1354331-010000H0090 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 9, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423458 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1146 2009 1354331-010000H0110 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423409 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1033 2009 1274331-010000J0020 Eddy & Miriam Martinez, The Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Lot 2, Block J, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424437 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1128 2009 1344331-020000P0040 Maria Patricia Perez Tract 4, Block P; The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block P, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424424 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1108 2009 1344331-020000B0110 Melanie K. Davis % Naomi L. Shirley The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 11, Block B, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424442 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City of Belle Glade Commission Chambers, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade, Florida 33430. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the regular meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the adoption of a rate surcharge, consider the proposed 2013 budget, consider a petition from Torrey Island Recreational Management Company challenging certain historical charges (quasi-judicial), Election of the of cers, administrative hearing and consider any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127 The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 424775 CN/CB 8/30/12 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 737 2009 1274329-01000020720 Josephine Vaccaro Commence at the Southeast corner, Section 4, Township 44 South, Range 29 East, thence S 86 degrees 26’ W, following the South line of Section 4, 2657.2 feet, thence N 4 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 909.7 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of the tract herein described, thence N 86 degrees 21’ E 332.38 feet, thence S 3 degrees 59’ E, 129.0 feet, thence S 86 degrees 21’ W, 332.34 feet to the West line of Tract 49, thence N 49 degrees 00’ W, following the West line of Tract 49, 129.0 feet to the Point-ofBeginning. Also known as Parcel 4 of Tract 49, LaBelle Ranchettes, Less road dedication of 25 feet. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424423 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1102 2009 1344331-01000000340 Walter L. Blair %Lee & Associates Tract 34Parcel of land in surveyed portion of fractional Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida, West of a canal known as the 42 foot canal and described in O.R. Book 56, Pages 541 to 547, inclusive, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 34 run N 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along the West boundary line of said Section 34 a distance of 3386.43 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 01 degrees 40’ 12” East, along said West boundary line of Section 34, a distance of 248.96 feet; thence South 89 degrees 06’ 34” East a distance of 394.89; thence South 01 degrees 40’ 12” West a distance of 248.96 feet; thence North 89 degrees 06’ 34” West a distance of 394.89 feet to the said Point-of-Beginning of this description. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded Plat. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424440 CN 8/23,30;9/6,30/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012 -000026-CA FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. KATHERINE SANSENBACH; JOHNATHAN KANE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATHERINE SANSENBACH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHNATHAN KANE; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will on the 26th day of September, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the 2nd Floor Halllway of the Hendry County Courthouse Building, LaBelle, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 91, RIDGDILL SUBDIVISION ADDITION NUMBE R TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES(S) 117 AND 118, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH LAND AND MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS 1988 GREE WITH VIN #’S FLFLH32a/b09610GH AND TITLE #’S 47195668 & 47190340 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk o f Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 10th day of August, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Deputy Court Administrator whose of ce is located at Hendry County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose phone number is (941) 675-5229 within 7 working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /S/ J. Bevis Deputy Clerk 424005 CN 8/23,30/2012 NOTICE TO PUBLICThe Hendry County Hospital Authority Board of Directors will conduct their Annual Preliminary Budget Hearing on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5 pm in Suite 1 at Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. The public is invited to attend.425057 CN 8/30/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/14/2012, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 o f the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1993 CHEVROLET 1GNDT13WOP2128355 425052 CN 8/30/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentLaBelle 2 & 3 BR, Mob Homes, oak trees, AC, Large deck, $140 per wk., $200 dep. Call 863-673-3658. LABELLE 2BR, 1 BA, covered front & back decks, on 5 acres, $600/mo, $600 sec. References required. Call (239)246-5106. LABELLE CRESCENT ACRES 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $100 per wk, plus deposit. (863) 673-6362 MUSE AREA 3br/2ba mobile home on 1 acre. $500 mo, $500 security. References & Lease required. 863-675-0127 or 675-8445 Mobile HomeSale3BR 2 BA, New condition. Central air. Including nice lot. Owner nancing with 20% down. (863)675-8010 or (863)673-6467. Double J Acres 2/2 MH. on 1 plus private acres. Preserve on 2 sides. Great potential! $72,000. Willard Realty 863-675-0779. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1594 2008 1154432-A0002060000 Maria C. Estrella & Rafael Estrella The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2551, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423333 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 9 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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Submitted photosThe LHS 2012 Football TeamAT LEFT: The coach’s from right to left: Ray Hernandez, Armando Ayala, Head Coach Jordan Odaffer, Chris Bishop, Maurice McClain AT RIGHT: The 2012 varsity football team. SUMMER SPECIALS We sell tires! We do computerized wheel alignmentsTAKE $10OFF ALL A/C WORKWITH THIS AD GOOD TIL 9/30/12 TAKE $3OFF AN OIL CHANGEWITH THIS AD GOOD TIL 9/30/12 TAKE $10OFF BRAKE WORKWITH THIS AD GOOD TIL 9/30/12 Randys Garage, Inc.863-675-1032OPEN: Monday Friday from 8am to 5:30 pm 10 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Free T-Shirts to LaBelle area businessesIf your business would like to receive up to 5 FREE T-Shirts from the Athletic Department at LaBelle High School, please contact Mel Greenleaf. Each week Mr. Greenleaf will select one interested local business in LaBelle. He will then present those employees with their free T-Shirts and take their picture for publication in the Caloosa Belle. The byline under that picture would read something like: “The ne people at _______ are proud to support Cowboy football at LaBelle High School. They want to encourage all fans to attend this Friday’s Cowboy football game at _____________ vs the ___________________. Go Cowboy football team!” Please provide him with your business name, contact person, phone number, and the sizes of the 5 shirts you need. More shirts are available for purchase at $5.00 per shirt. If you are interested, please contact Mel at 674-4120 or email him at greenleafm@hendry.k12. .us The students and staff would like to thank all o f the great people in LaBelle who continue to support all of the activities at LaBelle High School.LaBelle High School Fall Sports Program Program ads for our Fall Sports Program are being placed now! Show your support for LHS Athletics by placing an ad in support for your business or your favorite student athlete. This year we are looking for sponsorship of a one page ad for all of our Fall, Winter, and Spring Sport Seniors. Senior ads are $200 for a full page or $100 for a half page. LaBelle High School also has advertisement on football eld or gym this school year. If you need information or you need to renew please contact Dave Kelley. Sport Shorts Superintendent Pedro Ramos announced today that a Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI) for the Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Designated Trail Head and Turn Lane Improvements Environmental Assessment (EA) has been signed by NPS Southeast Regional Director David Vela and is posted online. The EA examined three alternatives in detail, addressed the environmental impacts of each, and identi ed a preferred alternative. The FONSI documents the NPS’ choice of the preferred alternative as its selected alternative. This alternative will improve trail heads at Skillet Strand North and South, Monroe Station South, Sig Walker, Pace’s Dike, and Boundary Line. Turn lanes will be constructed on U.S. 41 at Turner River Road, Burns Road, Skillet Strand, Monroe Station, and Oasis Visitor Center. The FONSI explains why the selected alternative will have no signi cant effects on the human environment. It is based on the EA and comments received from the public, agencies, and staff during the public review period, which concluded July 5, 2012. The FONSI summarizes the public comments, lists the responses to those comments, and identi es the changes to the text (errata) as a result of the comments. The FONSI is posted on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.c fm?parkID=352&projectID=32734&docum entID=49296 No signi cant Environmental Impact by ORV trail heads and turn lane construction in the Everglades Caloosa Belle/ Patty Brant A passion for shing A new member of the Clewiston Bass Club, 17-year-old Brandon Herrero of LaBelle won a new shing pole at the club’s banquet Saturday, August 25.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Higher education enrollment throughout the country is in decline, and Southwest Florida is not immune to that trend with Edison State College experiencing a 12 percent dip in full time equivalent (FTE) enrollment, which is subject to change as late registrations continue. Overall, the current student headcount for Fall, which encompasses all students, is at 14,989. It’s the rst decline in unduplicated headcount for Southwest Florida’s largest higher education institution since Fall 2006, when the college experienced a 1.7 percent decrease. At this time last year, the total headcount enrollment was 16,884. In the past ve y ears, the college experienced a 50 percent increase in enrollment. While Edison State College is similar to other colleges in adjusting to declining enrollments, the Allbritten Era brings a renewed emphasis on graduation rates, meaning that the percentage of students who graduate w ith their desired degree is as important as the total number of students who attend Edison State. “Florida has signed on to ‘Complete College America,’ a national movement to increase the number of students completing certi cates, associate and bachelor’s degrees,” said Dr. Allbritten, President, Edison State College. “We’re going to be looking at w hat are you doing for retention because it’s as important to retain a student as it is to get a new one.” Dr. Allbritten’s commitment also has extended to administrative hires, as Edison State has hired its rst Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability, Dr. Jeff Stewart, who starts August 31. This of ce will elevate the importance of datedriven decisions to increase effectiveness. For more information about Edison State College please visit Edison.edu or call 800749-2322. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and most affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 26,000 students per year in ve counties and online. For more information please visit www.edison.edu. 11 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 Edison State College enrollment gure shift mirrors philosophical change Doc at Humane SocietyCaloosa Humane Society is pleased to announce that they now offer affordable, high quality veterinarian services to the community. Staff welcomes Jessica Brugler, DVM as the Medical Director of the Caloosa Humane Society Veterinary Clinic. She is lovingly called Dr. Jess. Dr Jess is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is now seeing patients and takingg appointments at the shelter. The new CHS Veterinary Clinic will open shortly after the rst of September at 1050 Commerce Drive in LaBelle. All of the proceeds received go back to the shelter to care for our homeless pets. You can call CHS now to schedule your appointment at the shelter or later at the new location 863.675.0997. Thank you for your continued support of the homeless pets in our care. Submitted photoJessica Brugler, DVM The Caloosa Humane Society invites you to support the third annual Peace Love & Paws Gala to be held Saturday, October 13, at 5 p.m. at RiverBend Motorcoach Resort. The gala is a beautiful evening reception featuring delectable dining by Cracker Cookin & Caterin, a splendid display of silent auction items, a fun photo booth, an exciting live auction and other wonderful ways to support our community animals at the shelter. The Gala allows us to celebrate our mission and recognize those that make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. Sponsorships are still available and you can contact the shelter at 863.675.0997 for additional information. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased on our Web site at www.caloosahumanesociety.com or at the shelter (1200 Pratt Blvd. LaBelle). Thank you for your continued support and he hope to see you at the gala! Peace Love & Paws coming upYour community directory is a click away! newszap.com Free Speech Free Ads

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1145 2009 1354331-010000H0100 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 10, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423335 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1151 2009 1354331-010000H0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423459 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1138 2009 1354331-010000F0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423457 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2006 2008 1264432-A0000040000 Carlos Viana Dantos The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 26, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 1121, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423407 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1030 2009 1274331-010000H0120 Derrick & Vonnete Douglas The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12 of Block “H” of Diamond “J” Estates, Pioneer Plantations, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424434 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1476 2009 1154432-A0002510000 Mervyn E. & Sandra A. Bruno The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to a road easement of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 2655, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424435 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1139 2009 1354331-010000F0160 Wycliffe G.Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423334 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florid a, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2351 2009 1314433-A0000790000 Jose Pereyra The West one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 40.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot No. 5978, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012 Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424425 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1022 2009 1274331-010000D0080 Raul Martinez and Katia Caballero The Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 8, Block D, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424426 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1136 2009 1354331-010000F0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423444 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1142 2009 1354331-010000G0150 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 15, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423449 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1147 2009 1354331-010000H0120 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 12, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423442 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1140 2009 1354331-010000G0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423408 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1141 2009 1354331-010000G0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Bock G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423441 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1143 2009 1354331-010000G0160 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 16, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423455 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1148 2009 1354331-010000H0130 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 13, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423450 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 12 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012

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Immokalee, Fla. – Lipman, North America’s largest open eld tomato grower, recently announced that it will give away a limited supply of Vintage Ripe tomatoes through its website, www.TrueTomatoTaste.com. “In recent months, there’s been a lot of talk about how today’s tomatoes are ‘ avorless,’” said Kent Shoemaker, CEO of Lipman. “It’s time to set the record straight, which is why we’re giving away samples of our most avorful tomato, the Vintage Ripe. Speciall y grown for that authentic tomato taste, we’re con dent this variety will deliver the avor consumers long for.” Now through September 14, consumers are encouraged to register for a free sample. Winners will be selected at random to receive a two-pack of Vintage Ripe tomatoes. Earlier this year, the company – traditionally known as a business-to-business supplier – launched a consumer-focused website, LipmanKitchen.com. In addition to tomato facts and nutrition information, the site includes a collection of recipes created exclusively for Lipman by some of the nation’s top food bloggers. Lipman’s “True Tomato Taste” campaign will be supported via social media through the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.About LipmanBased in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is the largest open eld tomato grower in North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research & development, farming, processing, repacking and procurement solutions. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California and Mexico – totaling tens of thousands of acres – allo w for Lipman’s geographic diversity and abilit y to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.LipmanProduce.com and www.LipmanKitchen.com. Experience ‘true tomato taste’ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1149 2009 1354331-010000H0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block H, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423456 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1137 2009 1354331-010000F0140 Wycliffe G. Crosse & Pauline J. Crosse The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Lot 14, Block F, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423451 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1025 2009 1274331-010000G0040 Chequers First Corp Alejandro DeLaCruz, Registered Agent The Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County,Florida. Also known as Tract 4, Block G, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424436 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1803 2009 1254432-A0002110100 Emy Sanchez & Krystle Sanchez The East one-half of the West one-half of the South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across the South 40 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 616 to Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424438 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1441 2009 1154432-A0001070100 Guillermo Serrra & Gaspar Serra The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for a drainage canal of the North 25 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3148 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424439 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1919 2009 1274432-A0000320100 Jacinto T. Corzo, Jr. and Caridad S. Corzo The North one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 800 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424441 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1057 2009 1284331-A0000290000 Kettly Cherubin The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 28, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30.00 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for a canal of the South 30.00 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 364, Pioneer Plantation, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Second Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 13th day of September, 2012 Dated this 1st day of August, 2012 Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 423410 CN 8/9,16,23,30/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1134 2009 1354331-010000D0050 Elizabeth Villanueva Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter, Section 35, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Lot 5 Block D, Pioneer Plantation unrecorded. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012, which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424427 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 13 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 20121-INVITATION TO BID BID # 2012-4 CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT LEVEE CONSTRUCTION Sealed bids for the reconstruction of the above referenced Levee Construction will be received by the Board of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as “District” at: 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street Clewiston, Florida 33440 until 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speci cations and Drawings which comprise the Bid Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of the Invitation to Bid, Instructions to Bidders and any Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the speci ed day and time will not be opened. The Work is described as Levee Construction and is outlined in drawings and speci cations prepared by Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Construction drawings and Speci cations may be obtained from Rock Aboujaoud, P.E. (contact person) at 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida (863/612-0011), or from CCWCD of ce at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida (863/983-5797) for a (non-refundable) fee of $50. Checks shall be payable to Rock Enterprises, Inc. Each bid must be submitted, in duplicate, on the prescribed bid form and accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Board of CCWCD, in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the bid amount. All subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form. All bids shall be opened and read aloud on September 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the District of ce located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, Florida. Bidders are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the necessary additional bond(s) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as prescribed in the Contract Documents. All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certi cates of Insurance shall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the surety or insurance company having its place of business in the State of Florida. Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali ed to do business in the State of Florida and shall have an A.M. Best rating of A-minus or better and who is listed on the United States Treasury Department’s T-list as acceptable to issue bonds for the applicable dollar amount. The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of bid opening but. No bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of forty ve (45) calendar days after the date of Bid opening.In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licenses and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will conduct such investigations as are necessary to determine the performance record and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci ed under this Invitation to Bid. Upon request, the Bidder shall submit such information as deemed necessary by the District to evaluate the bidder’s quali cations. The District reserves the right to award either alternate to the lowest responsible and quali ed bidder based on available funding. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bid(s). It also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a period of time which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond ninety (90) calendar days from the bid opening date during which, the District at its sole discretion may release the Bid security DATED this 20th day of August, 2012. ATTEST: Central County Water Control District By: Benito Alvarez, Chairman 424504 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13,20/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida, the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2348 2009 1314433-A0000700000 Florida Terra Investors Daniel M. Romaris, Registered Agent The South one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Also known as Tract 5952, Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M ., on the Fourth Thursday in the month of September, 2012 which is the 27th day of September, 2012. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 424443 CN 8/23,30;9/6,13/2012 by Pudge LehmanAn easy way to clean your outdoor furniture is with a car washing brush. Suds it, rinse it, done. It gets so hot in LaBelle that potatoes cook under ground. Just dig one up, put butter, salt and pepper and enjoy. To clean your metal hood over the stove aim a hair dryer on hot at the seams. This softens the hard grease build-up. Soak your diamonds in a bowl of hot water with a few glugs of ammonia. This is how I manage to keep my large collection of huge, lovely diamonds(LOL) sparkling without buying jewelry cleaner. I have personally not worn a belt since 1972 for obvious reasons but for those o f you who can and it has become snug due to shrinkage, obviously not yours, remove the buckle and sew an inch or two of elastic to the end of the belt. Then sew the buckle on to the elastic and when it’s buckled you can’t tell the difference. A good friend of mine just turned sixt y so I’m giving her some tips to make her life easier... Q. Why should 60-year-old people use valet parking? A. Valets don’t forget where they parked your car ... A gold sh has a memory span of just three seconds..... and...now so do you Witch’s Brew

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NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SERVICES.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Speci“es that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with speci“city the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services.„ (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with speci“city the public necessity that justi“es an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) CompelŽ includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct paymentŽ or pay directlyŽ means payment for lawful health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care systemŽ means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care servicesŽ means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxesŽ means any civil or criminal penalty or “ne, tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agencyŽ may not be construed to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other p rovider a g reement contractuall y limitin g copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than “fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-“ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006 is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.„The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.„ Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on in”ation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as de“ned in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum “nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education “nance program, or, if the minimum “nancial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will “rst apply to the 20142015 state “scal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses; state revenue limitation.„ (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as de“ned by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising suf“cient revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each “scal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any “scal year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior “scal year plus an adjustment for growth. As used in this subsection, growthŽ means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior “scal year. For the 1995-1996 “scal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior “scal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 “scal year. Florida personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the “rst day of February prior to the beginning of the “scal year. State revenues collected for any “scal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance speci“ed in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed under this subsection for any “scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventytwo hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenuesŽ means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, state revenuesŽ does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried forward from prior “scal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the revenue limitation shall be made by general law to re”ect the “scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation.„ (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.„Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any “scal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 “scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenues collected during the 2013-2014 “scal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus four one-hundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 “scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for “scal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three one-hundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 “scal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for “scal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one-hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 “scal y ear state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for “scal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one-hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 “scal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenue limitation for the previous “scal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a “scal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the “scal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a “scal year, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.„State revenues collected in any “scal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance speci“ed in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum “nancial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education “nance program, or, if the minimum “nancial effort is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.„ (1) The state revenue limitation for any “scal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future “scal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one “scal year may be increased by a three-“fths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent “scal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.„The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-“fths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is “led with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is “led with the custodian of state records pursuant to a law enacted by the af“rmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future “scal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.„The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to re”ect: (1) The “scal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The “scal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.„The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.„As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growthŽ means an amount equal to the average for the previous “ve years of the product of the in”ation factor and the population factor. (2) In”ation factorŽ means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price IndexŽ means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factorŽ means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states of“cial population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenuesŽ means taxes, fees, licenses, “nes, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term state revenuesŽ does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lotter y returned as p rizes ; recei p ts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from prior “scal years; taxes, fees, licenses, “nes, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, “nes, and charges for services authorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.„The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state “scal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL.„ Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and speci“ed nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and speci“ed nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions speci“ed in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is “rst received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for speci“ed nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.„By general 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“ed b y g eneral law and assessed solel y on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable de“nitions speci“ed therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classi“ed by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a speci“ed percentage of its value, may be classi“ed for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead 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 subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year.; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 1.a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2.b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a 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 this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a 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 greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be speci“ed by general law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead p ro p ert y to the extent of an y increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as de“ned by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as de“ned by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as de“ned by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as de“ned by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial “shing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial “shing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment bene“t provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable de“nitions as speci“ed by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 “fty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-“ve thousand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs “rst. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is “rst received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.„The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued bene“t from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTIONI, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.Continued on the next page 14 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for speci“ed real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall “rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall “rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g), are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019 ; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019 SECTION 32. Property assessments.„This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and speci“ed nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.„This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Quali“cations Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to con“rmation. This revision requires Senate con“rmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take of“ce. If the Senate votes not to con“rm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to “ll the same vacancy was not con“rmed by the Senate. For the purpose of con“rmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed con“rmed and will take of“ce. The Judicial Quali“cations Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are con“dential until formal charges are “led by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal char g es are “led, the formal char g es and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Quali“cations Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its “les available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such “les would remain con“dential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request “les of the Judicial Quali“cations Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Quali“cations Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure.„ (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by twothirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative of“cer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is quali“ed and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies.„ (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial of“ce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall “ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the “rst Tuesday after the “rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall “ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the “rst Tuesday after the “rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to “ll that judicial of“ce for the term of the of“ce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certi“ed to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to con“rmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of con“rmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice shall be deemed con“rmed. If the senate votes to not con“rm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to “ll the same vacancy was not con“rmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon con“rmation by the senate. (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature or by the supreme court, “ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.„ (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.„A judicial quali“cations commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial quali“cations commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from of“ce of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of of“ce or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present un“tness to hold of“ce, and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of of“ce or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section) warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is de“ned as any or all of the following: reprimand, “ne, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial of“ce or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial quali“cations commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial of“ce while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold of“ce in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial of“ce or hold public of“ce; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial of“ce and hold that of“ce. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial quali“cations commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the “lling of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the disquali“cation of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disquali“ed or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, “ve justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are “led by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be con“dential; provided, however, upon a “nding of probable cause and the “ling by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain con“dential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively (b) PANELS.„The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.„ The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial quali“cations commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the “ndings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from of“ce with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present un“tness to hold of“ce, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of j udicial duties. Mala“des scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from of“ce of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present un“tness to hold of“ce. After the “ling of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from of“ce, with or without compensation, pending “nal determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER.„ The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.„ Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial quali“cations commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disquali“ed to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial of“ce as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal tenure in judicial of“ce as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial quali“cations commission or is otherwise disquali“ed or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disquali“ed or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.„ (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of of“ce of the present members of the judicial quali“cations commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.„The terms of “ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.„The terms of “ve members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1) a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.„The terms of “ve members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g.h. An appointment to “ll a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h.i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i.j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j.k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS.„ Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-bene“ts coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, p h y sical in j ur y, or p h y sical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights.„ (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for healthbene“ts coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, which would, as certi“ed by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental bene“ts, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition 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 prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the bene“ts of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a “rst responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment de“nes a “rst responder as a law enforcement of“cer, a correctional of“cer, a “re“ghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than “fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-“ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exem p tion shall be allowed an y individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a “rst responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further de“ned by general law, the term: a. First responderŽ means a law enforcement of“cer, a correctional of“cer, a “re“ghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of dutyŽ means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a “rst responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and “rst responders who died in the line of duty.„This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax relief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes and “rst responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. 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 req uired b y g eneral law to make p a y ment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scienti“c, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value “xed 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 “xed by general law not less than “ve hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as de“ned by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. 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 related 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 speci“ed by general law. The period of time for which such exemption 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 referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions 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 requirements for eligible properties must be speci“ed by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e)(1) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, twenty-“ve thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-“ve thousand dollars but less than “fty thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as de“ned by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions speci“ed therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.„ The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-“ve thousand dollars but less than “fty thousand dollars shall take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as de“ned by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.„ (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special bene“ts, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-“ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than “fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-“ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is “rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions speci“ed therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not exceeding “fty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income, as de“ned by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and “fty thousand dollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-“ve years and who has attained age sixty-“ve and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an of“cial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identi“es the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.„ Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System.„ (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing pubContinued from the previous page PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTIONI, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.Continued on the next page 15 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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by Bianca Ross, Drug Free Hendry CountyOver the last two years K&M Drugs and J &J Family Pharmacy have been generous partners of Drug Free Hendry County. Ayman and Haitham Kaki were both w illing to help in any way they could when contacted by coalition staff about a possible partnership. It just so happened that during this same time the prescription drug epidemic was reaching its peak and Ayman, owner of J&J Pharmacy, was available right away to educate staff about prescription drugs and has continued to provide education on E-FORCSE, the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, as well as updates on new prescription drug regulations. Haitham has donated his time as a guest speaker during two Lunch and Learns, one in LaBelle and one in Clewiston. Thanks to Haitham, coalition staff spoke to The Rotary Club of Clewiston about proper drug disposal and current Hendry County statistics. The Kaki brothers have hosted several “Operation Medicine Cabinets” at their stores w here they provided food and drinks for everyone that came in. They have also attended social norms activities at county high schools and talked to the kids about making good choices. Both stores also participate in our “Be the Wall” Campaigns. Most recently all pharmacy staff wore our shirts every Friday for a month during Prom/Graduation season. The coalition will be forever grateful for their contributions of time, knowledge and resources and we look forward to continuing to partner together in creating a safer community. Personal Note: Both of these men grew up in Clewiston. They love their community and care deeply for its youth and its future. I am glad to have met them both and am extremely proud of our partnership.Board of County CommissionersOn May 15 The Board passed an ordinance that decreased the likelihood of a pain management clinic opening up in our area. County Attorney Mark Lapp worked w ith us to create an ordinance that met our concerns and has also been available for adv ice regarding the City of LaBelle ordinance. Hendry County is one of the rst counties in the state to move from a Pain Clinic moratorium to an actual ordinance. County Commissioner Karson Turner served as coalition chair and continued to provide his time and guidance after his term expired. His efforts and resources are greatly appreciated by the coalition. Commissioner Al Perry has been available for advice and remains as a source of encouragement for coalition staff and participating youth. Commissioner Darryl Harris has volunteered his time as a judge during Red Ribbon Week and the Alcohol Poster Contests. Mr. Harris also attended our community program, Rachel’s Challenge, at LaBelle High School. All of the commissioners care deeply for the youth of Hendry County and their decisions re ect that, like passing resolutions or taking the time to read our articles and notices. Drug Free Hendry County Coalition would like to thank each and every one of the commissioners and BOCC staff not only for their concern for the safety and well-being of the residents of Hendry County but for their actions that prove such. Hendry County is blessed to have accessible and caring elected of cials. lic service for the bene“t of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and “ve citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be con“rmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of “ve years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, de“ning the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be con“rmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent shall also be members of the board. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTIONI, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratication or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida.Continued from the previous page APPLIANCES & REPAIRS CAR RENTAL CARPET CLEANING CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Deep Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize PRESSURE WASHING AVAILABLE! HANDY MAN • Locally owned/operated 863-675-7297 to schedule CHIROPRACTIC Parrish Family ChiropracticDr. Joshua Parrish, DC Dr. Selena Parrish, DC Phone: (863) 675-0421 PARTY RENTAL DeLaCruz Party RentalsThrowing a Party? Formal or Fun? Well Make it a Smash Your Guest Will Remember! Delivery, Pick-Up and Set-Up Reasonable Rates Special Weekday Pricing For Rates and Reservatons call: 239-633-0208 E-mail: delacruzpartyrentals@yahoo.com ROOFING SOCIAL ORGANIZATION A m e r i c a n L e g i o n P o s t 1 3 0 F i s h F r y Every Friday from 5pm-7pm $7.00 B A R B I N G O Every Tuesday ( M e m b e r s & G u e s t s O n l y ) B r e a k f a s t B u f f e t 1st Sunday of the month 8am-11am $6.00699 W. SR 80 LaBelle, FL (863) 675-8300 P u b l i c W e l c o m e d l e g i o n p o s t 1 3 0 o r g TREE SERVICE HUNTERS HUNTERST TREE REES SER ER VICE VICE• Tree Trimming & Removal •Stump Grinding • Shaping & Topping863-675-0403Licensed and Insured LABELLE AREA BUSINESS & SERVICEDIRECTORY 16 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Submitted photo/ Kim HamiltonRotary generosityThe LaBelle Rotary Club, represented by Lester Baird, presents a check for $500 for the Youth Leadership Hendry /Glades to Kim Hamilton and Sonja Crawford Crews, (Deborah Misotti, not pictured) facilitators of the class. Youth of all four local high schools, LaBelle, Clewiston, Moore Haven and Kings Academy bene t from this opportunity to learn about and contribute to the future of our counties. Coalition recognizes local pharmacy

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19 Caloosa Belle A ugust 30, 2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Riverside Retreat is creating new and exciting programming to reach out to children, youth and adults throughout the southern portions of Florida. Please share this information with your congregations and friends. We are also seeking volunteers to assist in the programs. Contact the camp at 863-675-0334 or mpierceriverside@yahoo. com for full information. Check out our web page and facebook page for photos and yers! IT'S A GIRL THING! And IT'S A GUY THING! For girls and guys ages 512 and their parent. You see each other every day you might spend time together in the car or over a quick bit at dinner; but with all the hustle and bustle of life, school and work how often do you get quality time with your girl or boy? These events are designed to provide uninterrupted quality time for parent and child in a beautiful and peaceful retreat setting. In addition to the peace and quiet, there will be games, crafts, outdoor and indoor activities, Bible study, worship and so much more. Call for the cost for two participants includes lodging, meals, supplies for all activities and tshirt. You and your child supply the energy and joy! IT'S A GIRL THING will be held from 5 p.m. Friday, October 26 5 p.m. Saturday, October 27. IT'S A GUY THING will be held from 5 p.m. Friday, November 30 5 p.m., Saturday, December 1. NEW YEAR'S EVE LOCK-IN! For Jr & Sr High Youth, Sunday, 6 p.m., December 30 Noon, Tuesday, January 1. Come out for two days of worship, praise, celebration and bringing in the new year! Lots of outdoor and indoor games, recreation, Bible studies and suprises. Time set aside to have fun with your friends, grow closer to Jesus, enjoy an amazing concert and set the cares of the world aside. For New Year's Eve, there will be four hours of in atable fun, a rocking concert with Life After Eden and so much more. Sleep by day and worship and fun by night. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends who may not know Jesus to learn about having fun in a safe, healthy environment. Call for costs. Includes soc meals, lodging and all supplies and activities. Exciting events now being planned at Riverside Retreat Branch Of ce Adminstrator, Shirley Willis has been honored for her client service excellence. Shirley works at the branch of ce of Joe Timm in LaBelle. This recognition earned Shirley an invitation to Edward Jones' annual Branch Of ce Administrators Managing Partner's Conference in October at the rm's headquarters in St. Louis. The three-day meeting will pool 350 of Edward Jones' branch of ce administrators to collectively recognize and reward their client service excellence, as well as take time to pinpoint the critical activities necessary to provide excellent client service. "Service excellence is how Edward Jones distinguishes itself in the nancial services industry, and that is how Shirley has distinguished herself," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "We want to learn from her success and share her insights with others." Shirley said that being invited to the conference is not only an honor but a chance to freshen ideas for enhancing client service. Edward Jones provides nancial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its af liate, in Canada. Every aspect of the rm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch of ces, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The rm's 12,000-plus nancial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -from college savings to retirement -and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building longterm, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. In January 2012, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The rm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in Large Size Companies. These 13 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 nishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones. com. Member SIPC. Local Edward Jones associate honored for client service excellence Joe Timm and Shirley Willis.

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by Patty BrantCaloosa Belle The Monday, October 15. LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Fall Banquet “Fall for LaBelle” will feature Dallas Townsend with a vintage photo tour of the area and his rsthand knowledge of local history. Tickets for the banquet are $25 each. Tables of eight are $250 from Sara at the chamber or from any director. Enjoy pork loin or turkey, baked sweet potato, dressing, succotash, collards, roll and dessert. Chamber members: You can set up a display for your business or organization in the civic center before the banquet. Call Sara at 675-0125 to reserve space. For the rst time the banquet will have a cash bar. You can enjoy a cold beer or nice glass of wine before the dinner. Alcohol will be available from 5:30-6:30 only. Once again, the chamber will choose the Business of the Year one that exempli es something special about LaBelle. Nomnations for the Citizen of the Year. Nominations are being accepted. Please send in your nominating letter to the chamber by September 14. Explain why you feel your nominee deserves the honor, including their background and a brief history of their local accomplishments. Christmas in the Park will be November 30 this year, kicking off the holiday season once again. As always, donations are welcome to help make this popular event possible for the children of LaBelle. Watch for more information. The chamber will help United Way cut the ribbon for its new location, September 13. All are welcome to drop in and see their new set up, 4-6 p.m. On September 20, the chamber will have its next social at Don’s Steakhouse 5-6:30 p.m. Don’t be a stranger! Meet your neighbors at the annual banquet Sept. 15 and see what the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce has to offer. The chamber is working hard to make opportunities available for LaBelle businesses. The summer Friday Market will be discontinued until the Fall. Watch for the notice in the CB! Tickets for chamber banquet on sale now PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, September 1 from 3:45 to 5 pmVISION ACE HARDWARE www.chapmanforhendrycommission.comPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Tris Chapman for Hendry County Commission, District 3. 20 Caloosa Belle August 30, 2012 Caloosa Belle/ Patty BrantThe August 24 Chamber Friday Market had a festive air, celebating Executive Secretary Sara Townsend’s birthday (we won’t say which!) Caloosa Belle/ Dale ConyersWatery remnantsResidents breathed a sigh of relief after Isaac, then a tropical storm, passed on by. Heavy rains and some high winds kept residents inside and watchful over the weekend. Shelters had been temporarily opened at LaBelle Middle School and Clewiston Middle School as was the Special Needs Shelter at the Glades County Health Department. Government of ces reopened Tuesday, August 28, The Emergency Operations Center activated and a local state of emergency went into effect at 9 a.m. Sunday August 26. A tornado watch was in effect for Hendry County on Sunday till 5 p.m. that day. These photos show the normal sheet ow from heavy rains that inundated the area north of the Caloosahatchee River off SR 29 Monday.