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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Glades County Democrat
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven, Fla.
Moore Haven Fla
Publication Date: September 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Volume ID: VID00180
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GLADES COUNTY






DEMOCRAT


Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, September 25,2008


Glades at a

Glance


Native Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant So-
ciety meeting will be held on
the first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
at 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring
in conference room number
three.
For more information, call
Roy Stewart at 863-632-0914.

Updated VFW Post
#9528
The VFW Post #9528 is
located at 2002 S.R. 78 W in
Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2882.
Post opens at noon, Monday
through Sunday.
We are taking applications
for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday is bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will
be available.
Every Friday a steak din-
ner with baked potato, salad
and rolls will be served from
5:30 until 7 p.m. for an $11 do-
nation. Dancing immediately
follows the dinner.
Membership meetings
are held on the second Satur-
day of the month beginning at
10 a.m. The House Committee
meeting is on the fourth Satur-
day.
For information, contact
Commander Robert Hare at
863-467-2882.
All games and special
events are shown on three tele-
visions. The game room has a
regulation- size pool table.

Narcotics
Anonymous meets
NarcoticsAnonymous meets
Monday at 7 p.m. for open dis-
cussion meeting at Buck Head
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more
information, please call 863-
634-4780.

Democrats to meet
The 2008 election is just
around the corner. All Glades
County registered Democrats
are encouraged to attend. The

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Index
Classifieds ...... . . 9
O pinion .............. 6
School ............. 15
Sports .............. 16
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Volume 82, Number 09


Heartland favors inland port


Will Crist listen to
FHREDI and others?

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- There is
a wave of economic insecurity
facing Americans, and it can be
felt locally in Glades County. It
was announced June 24, that
the largest employer in the area,
United States Sugar Corporation,
will sell out to South Florida Wa-


ter Management District.
The economic impact will
also be felt by Glades County
and the neighboring counties
of Hendry, Okeechobee, High-
lands, Hardee and DeSoto. All of
these areas belong to an agency
called Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initia-
tive (FHREDI), which is a part of
the governor's Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (OTTED). The six counties
in the Heartland are described by
the state as fiscally constrained.
A study researched by the


University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences (IFAS) was published in
July. According to the research,
there is the potential evaporation
of 10,711 jobs and a statewide
economic downturn of $1.6 bil-
lion per year. However, the buy
out of the largest sugar producer
in the nation has the potential to
restore water flow and improve
water quality to a giant national
park, the Everglades.
The proposed acquisition
plans are being discussed be-
hind closed-door negotiations


Birding and fishing pleasure: Glades County

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INI/Nena Bolan
Fishermen try their luck at the Ortona navigation locks in Glades County.


submitted
The Hendry/Glades Audubon Society held a Glades County bird count September 20.
Paul Gray, Audubon of Florida scientist, and his wife Laurie begin the bird count about
7 a.m. at Harney Pond Canal on the west bank of Lake Okeechobee.


which has led to uncertainty and
concern in the region; and K.S.
"Butch" Jones, Glades County
commissioner and board chair-
man of FHREDI, called for an im-
portant meeting of all six Heart-
land counties that share regional
economic goals. FHREDI's meet-
ing took place Sept. 15 in Sebring
and the main topic was the pos-
sible creation of an inland port
which would be a major distribu-
tion center for freight transported
by truck and rail. The proposed
project would be implemented
to offset the negative impact on


the Heartland region.
Jim Otterman, FHREDI exec-
utive director, was in attendance
Sept. 15, whereby a resolution
was adopted to show unani-
mous support for development
of the port in the region. He has
been asked to provide some in-
sight on the ideas expressed at
the meeting; and on FHREDI's
already existent Catalyst Project,
which allows for each county to
share revenue generated from
businesses that choose to locate
See Port Page 20


Matt Caldwell


seeks state senate


A community
profile for district
27

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

GLADES COUNTY -- Matt
Caldwell, Fort Myers, will chal-
lenge incumbent Dave Aron-
berg for State Senate District 27
in November. Mr. Caldwell has
answered some questions for a
community profile.
Where were you born and
raised?...I was born in Shands
Hospital, Gainesville, just four
days after my parents' first an-
niversary. My father was in law
school at UF at the time. We
came back to Fort Myers when
I was just over a year old and
I have lived in Lee County my
entire life.
Where else have you lived
besides Fort Myers?...We lived
in the Villas and San Carlos
Park when I was a young child,
then off of McGregor Boulevard
in the same house for 16 years.
My wife and I bought our first
home in Lehigh Acres in 2005
and welcomed our first child,
Ava, in June of this year. Ava,
I'm proud to say, is an 8th gen-
eration Floridian.
What is your occupation
now, and what other occupa-
tions have you had?...I am a
commercial and residential real
estate appraiser with Maxwell &
Hendry Valuation Services, Inc.
in Fort Myers. I am currently a
co-manager of the residential
division and am an associate
in the commercial division.
We cover the five counties of
Southwest Florida and I am the
one assigned to the east Lee/
Charlotte, Hendry/Glades, and
Immokalee areas. Beyond the
typical finance assignments,
one of our specialties is litiga-


tion assistance and I have been
qualified as an expert witness
in state and federal Court.
Growing up, I knew working
hard was expected of me. In
high school and college I built
bicycles, worked landscaping
and yard maintenance and in
retail. The best jobs I ever had,
however, were working with
my father and grandfathers.
As the oldest son of an oldest
son and daughter, both sets of
grandparents were in their 40's
when I was born. In fact, I had
three great-grandmothers and
a great-great-grandfather as
a child. In any event, whether
it was helping my father at
Eckerd's when he was man-
ager there or working in the
garden and woodshops with
my grandfathers, I learned the
best lessons about hard work
at their respective knees as a
young man.
Where did you acquire the
skills that you will use as a
state senator?...My skills come
from three sources, all equally
important: my work, my fam-
ily and my commitment to the
community. As a child, my fa-
ther and I would sit with a pa-
per map of the US and color in
the states as returns came in on
election night. He was a politi-
cal science major at FAU, and
this was a fantastic opportunity
for him to share his passion for
the issues. In 2004, I joined the
Lee County Republican Execu-
tive Committee and have been
involved in several efforts. I
served on two leadership sub-
committees: Lake Okeechobee
and Golden Goose.
On Lake Okeechobee, we
worked with our local legisla-
tive delegations and met with
stakeholders on vital water is-
sues in South Florida: US Con-
gressmen, SFWMD Executives,
See Profile Page 20


Inmate escapes from GCDC


Two arrested for
helping inmate

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat

MOORE HAVEN-- An inmate
escaped from the Glades Coun-
ty Detention Center around
11:20 a.m. on September 22.
According to a press release,
it was an organized event that
took place after a visit with
three civilians. About 8 a.m.,
Shagwendlyn Ricnecha Fields,
21; and Oneil Winston Scarlett,
19, and a small child asked for
a normal visit with inmate Jean
Davide Lafalaise, 26.


Mr. Lafalaise resumed a nor-
mal routine after the visit and
began a daily recreation activity.
At this time the inmate climbed
a chain linked fence laced with
razor wire, then gained access
to the roof of the building. He
then jumped from the roof of
the facility and made his way
to a vehicle where Ms. Fields,
Mr. Scarlett and the child were
waiting at the sheriff's office
parking lot.
The vehicle was a Dodge or
Chrysler passenger car, possi-
bly tan, beige or gold. Authori-
ties believed that the suspects
left the area on their way to
Belle Glades or Palm Beach.
The next day, the Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office reported, that


with the assistance of the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office,
two of the suspects were ar-
rested in Belle Glade.
Shagwendlyn Fields and On-
iel Scarlett were charged with
harboring an escaped inmate.
The suspects are held with no
bond at the Palm Beach County
Jail and waiting for extradition
to Glades County.
Jean Davide Lafalaise is still
at large, and may be in need
of medical assistance after re-
ceiving injuries from the razor
wire during the escape. He
has a long criminal history and
should be considered danger-
ous, according to officials. The
See Escape Page 20


INI/Nena Bolan
City council members
Dave McGee, left, and Harry Ogletree were sworn in as
city council members on Sept. 16.


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Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Are you online, happily cruis-
ing the Internet, but you don't
have an e-mail address yet?
Briefly, let's discuss how e-mail
has evolved since its beginning in
the early 1970s.
At first e-mail addresses were
issued by universities and the U.S.
government.
In the 80s and 90s, your ISP
would set up your e-mail account
and we used Outlook Express or


Netscape Mail programs to get e-
mail.
Today, e-mail practices are
changing yet again. You can get
a free e-mail account, right on
the Internet, which is easy to ac-
cess and really very dependable.
Yahoo, Google, and Excite all of-
fer free e-mail accounts with a
browser interface.
User your browser to go to
mail.about.com and when the
page pops up, click "Top 16 Free
E-mail Accounts" on the left.
A number of people I


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Seniors
Share your questions
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Y know actually have
two e-mail addresses.
They use their ISP
e-mail for business, bill
paying, family and friends.
They use their online, free e-
mail address for sign-ups, con-
tests, any place where your e-mail
address could be sold to an adver-
tising list.
Why are they free? Advertis-
ing!
You will see advertising at all of
these free services. But they still
work very well.
Enough explanations, here are
directions for a Google e-mail.
I'm suggesting Google's Gmail,


Seniors urged to file for


because the in-
terface is very
straightforward.
1. Open
your Internet
browser. In the
address line at
the top, type in
Google.com. Click
Go or the green
arrow which is to
the far right. When
you arrive at the
Google home
page, click Gmail
near the top of the
screen.
2. T o
the far right, click
"Create an ac-
count." Here you
will be asked to
set up an account.


Google asks for your name but no
other personal information. 3.
Then you create the actual e-mail
address and Google helps you
with suggestions when you click
"Check availability."
4. Then Google asks you
to make up your own password.
Make it a good one. Remember
my column on the password
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to record the e-mail and password
you choose.
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an alternate e-mail address. If you
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TALLAHASSEE-More than
400,000 Florida seniors and other
low-income residents have just
four weeks left to claim their
share of almost $121.8 million in
this year's federal stimulus rebate
checks, a relatively simple pro-
cess that could bring each recipi-
ent at least $300. The state's toll-
free Elder Helpline can help direct
seniors to local offices that can
provide assistance.
Florida Department of El-
der Affairs Secretary E. Douglas
Beach urged the state's older resi-
dents who have not yet filed for
the rebate to do so immediately.
Seniors need to file a federal tax
return by Oct. 15, in order to re-
ceive a stimulus payment before
the end of the year. The Internal
Revenue Service says those most
likely to have still not applied are
low-income seniors, disabled vet-
erans and others with disabilities
who are not required to file a fed-
eral tax return.
"Older Floridians have been hit
particularly hard by the economy,

Fowler urges

Amendment 4

support
Jim Fowler, former host of the
television series "Mutual of Oma-
ha's Wild Kingdom ," spoke at
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
meeting Wednesday in support of
proposed Constitutional Amend-
ment 4.
During the FWC's meeting in
Jacksonville, Fowler represented
a coalition of about 70 conser-
vation and outdoor recreation
groups, pushing for passage of
the amendment that would pro-
vide incentives for landowners
who conserve their property for
wildlife habitat.
Earlier this week, Fowler
teamed up with the Florida Wild-
life Federation, the Nature Conser-
vancy, Audubon of Florida and the
Florida Chamber of Commerce at
a press conference in Tallahassee
to draw attention to the proposed
amendment and urge support for
it among voters.
The FWC's seven-member
board of Commissioners unani-
mously passed a resolution in
June, expressing support for the
proposed amendment.
The amendment, to appear
on the general election ballot in
November, would encourage
landowners to set aside land for
conservation easements or prac-
tice proactive conservation to
benefit all Florida wildlife, includ-
ing the panther and black bear. If
60 percent of voters approve the
amendment, it will become part
of the Florida State Constitution.
The resolution notes that Flor-
ida 's population may double to
36 million people within the next
50 years. It says development will
claim millions of acres of wilder-
ness and erode the state's rich
legacy of outdoor recreation if of-
ficials fail to address growth pro-
jections with wise and creative
solutions.


and every little bit helps. These
residents are entitled to a rebate
check, and we encourage them
to take the easy steps to qualify
for a payment," said Mr. Beach.
In June, the IRS reported that
almost 406,000 eligible Floridians
had not yet received stimulus re-
bate checks because they had
not filed tax returns. Those Florid-
ians are entitled to a combined
$121,790,400. Both figures are the
fourth largest in the nation.
Seniors and other eligible Flo-
ridians can qualify for the rebate
by filing an IRS form 1040A tax
return, filling in just a few lines
and writing "Stimulus Payment"
across the top of the form. Local
IRS offices can help complete the
form, and the Department of El-
der Affairs' Elder Helpline -1-800-
96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) can
provide telephone numbers for
local IRS offices throughout the
state. Additional free assistance is
available for seniors in some Flor-
ida communities, and the Elder
Helpline will be able to provide


information for residents in those
communities.
Many seniors do not file tax re-
turns because Social Security pay-
ments are not subject to income
tax and they do not otherwise
have the $3,000 in income that
makes a tax return necessary.
However, the economic stimulus
law passed in February contains a
special provision allowing Social
Security recipients to count those
benefits in order to qualify for the
rebate.
"Some seniors may not have
realized that they are eligible for a
stimulus check, and all they have
to do is file a basic tax return," Mr.
Beach said. "This money is there
for them they simply have to
ask."
To qualify for a stimulus
check, individuals must have at
least $3,000 in qualifying income,
including any combination of
earned income, nontaxable com-
bat pay, and certain benefit pay-
ments from Social Security, VA,
and Railroad Retirement.


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throw you. The message, "Type
the characters you see in the
picture below" is followed by
something that looks a little crazy.
This is a security device. Just type
in the letters or numbers in the
box. Click "I accept, create my ac-
count."
7. Find out if there is a
special address that will take you
straight to a login screen. For
Google mail the address is mail.
google.com. It's good to check
e-mail at least a couple times a
week. Daily is better.
8. The welcome e-mail
helps you understand the e-mail
interface screen.
9. Don't let spam or junk
e-mail overwhelm you. Delete it
right away. Luckily, a new e-mail
address takes a while for junk


mail to appear.
Getting an online e-mail ad-
dress also gives you access to
your e-mail anywhere.
If you are traveling, most ho-
tels these days have a public com-
puter with access to the internet.
You will need to bring three
pieces of information with you.
1. the web address where
you log in
2. your login ID or name,
usually your e-mail address
3. your password (never
save your password on a public
computer).
So that's how to get a free, eas-
ily managed e-mail account.
I'll be back next Monday to
give you a practical reason to get
the e-mail address.
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God and Christian


By Jackie Miller
In Jesus' prayer in John 17, he
prays that all those who believe
on Him would be "one," and
that the same unity that exists be-
tween Him and the Father would
exist between those who believe
in Him (John 17:20-21).
He further said that the basis
for unity would be "their (the
Apostle's) word."
When will we quit pretend-
ing that there is unity among
those who believe in Christ and
do something about the religious
mess that man-made doctrines,
names, etc., have caused?
The Apostle Paul admonished
in I Corinthians 1:10-13 that "we
all speak the same thing and
there be no divisions among us,


and that we be joined together in
the same mind and judgment."
This does not exist among
those who believe in Christ!
The Restoration Leaders of the
early 19th century took the follow-
ing position: "No book but the Bi-
ble," that meant they would "Call
Bible things by Bible names" and
"Do Bible things in Bible ways."
Because the mind of God and
the wisdom of God were given
to man in the word of God, they
would "Speak where the scrip-
tures speak and be silent where
the scriptures were silent."
They did not need the creeds
of man that divided, but would
have "No creed but Christ" and
would be "Christians only."
They would be "United in


matters of faith," but would allow
"Liberty in matters of opinion."
Their attitude would be that
of Christ, and show love in all
things.
Did those early Restoration
Leaders have it correct?
Yes, when they followed scrip-
ture, and no, when they allowed
their own reasoning to over rank
the Word of God.
It did not take long for people
to stray from what those pioneers
discovered and passed on.
Each generation must think
for itself but the basis of thought,
whether in the Word or from the
mind of man, will decide how
that generation goes.
Which lesson of history will it
learn: obedience brings blessing


Unity

or disobedience brings disaster?
The idea of history repeat-
ing itself is usually spoken of in
the negative, but history (man)
doesn't always have to take the
wrong road.
We want the generations to
follow the generation that en-
joyed the blessings of God and
repeat that history.
But too often many times the
generations that follow begin do-
ing what is right in their own eyes
and start reaping the disaster, of-
ten because they have not been
taught that there is a better way.
Next week in my column I will
give your the Christian Platform
for Unity straight from the Word
of God.
Don't miss it!


Open my eyes, that I may see


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
According to those whose job
it is to know such things, it only
takes three weeks to become
blind to the presence of stationary
objects in our everyday worlds.
Hang a new picture on the
wall, and we are likely to notice
it for about 21 days. After that it
tends to become just part of the
scenery.
Maybe that's why I've stopped
noticing the papers piling by my
bed or the pile of dirty clothes
that has found a semi-permanent
home at the end of the closet!
Housecleaning, like many oth-
er aspects of our lives, requires a
new set of "eyes," eyes like my
wife's that are objective enough
to see our surroundings with a
discerning perspective and not as
I have become used to them.
In a like manner, if we are not
careful, we can become so used
to situational barriers around us
that we don't recognize them as
something out of the ordinary.
Affluent Americans are used
to being separated from lower in-
come families.
Blue-collar workers are used


to a life apart from white-collar
management.
For generations the children in
American homes of every color
have tended to experience those
of other backgrounds or nation-
alities through television sitcom
stereotyping, stand-up comedy,
and gossip magazine reports on
the private lives of entertainment
and sports stars.
Anglos are used to their
worlds not intersecting those of
African-Americans or Hispanics
or Asians.
We may integrate with each
other through work and other
contacts, but there are still walls
and barriers around us if we have
eyes to see them.
We can even be so used to how
we do things that we miss seeing
some of the barriers that history
has erected with our churches.
Protestants are used to being
separated from Catholics.
Pentecostal church members
rarely cross paths with those in
more Orthodox congregations.
The 1996 Promise Keepers
gathering of 42,000 pastors in
Atlanta represented an assembly
of many different church groups


and denominational affiliations.
Author and pastor Max Luca-
do stood at the speaker's podium
and made a simple request.
"On the count of three, would
you please shout out loud the
name of the group or tradition
or church body of which you are
currently a member? One, two,
three..."
What resulted was a confusing
mass of sound as everyone shout-
ed out their different churches.
Lucado followed with a sec-
ond request.
"On the count of three," he
said, "Would you please shout
the name to whom you have
trusted your heart, your soul, your
ministry, and your entire spiritual
future? One, two, three ..."
And there rose in one accord a
unified sound that filled the entire
dome: "Jesus!"
In the moment that followed
there was a sudden silence -- as
if the leaders of God's people
were suddenly struck dumb by
the realization that perhaps they
have more in common than first
assumed.
Perhaps the walls can fall down
after all. For around that name,


the name of the One who dares
to share His grace with those on
both sides of our most unyielding
barriers and walls, we have more
in common than we might ever
have thought possible.
In Christ alone, by His immea-
surable grace, there is power to
turn dividing walls into dust.
It is the promise of God that
if I am willing, God will give me
eyes to see the world from the
perspective of heaven.
God will give me eyes to see
that there are dividing walls in my
life, and that these walls are not
God's creation.
Furthermore, by grace I am
called to be a disciple of the one
who specializes in the elimination
of barriers, who delights in tear-
ing down the walls that separate
people from each other.
Christ claims lordship over ev-
erybody, including those on my
side of the fence and those on the
other side.
His grace is available to every-
body -- even before our spiritual
blinders have been removed and
we ourselves can see the foolish-
ness of our separation.


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What's in a name? More than an identity


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Many, many of the Biblical
names convey something about
the destiny of a person or some-
thing special about the place so
named.
Jesus is to be called "Emman-
uel" which means "God with us
(Matthew 1:23)."
Likewise "Bethlehem" is liter-
ally "the house of bread" where
Jesus, the Bread of Life, was to be
born.
My own name, being named
after my father, and also one of
the earliest of the prophets whose
name means "in God's name."
We could go on and on; names
mean something.
I belong to a tradition where
Churches are given names and
when going to a new Church,
I've always asked "Why was the
Church given the name that it
has?"
Usually, the answer is not
forthcoming, so I try to do some
homework and find out. I've
found out that generally it is cho-
sen to say something about the
place where the Church is plant-
ed and about the people who will
worship there, about the ministry
of the people, and the land where



Church briefs

Craft and Bake Sale
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 S.W 1st Street, Belle
Glade will host a Craft and Bake
Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.
The sale will be sponsored
by New Bethel AME Church,
South Bay, First United Method-
ist Church, Pahokee, St. Philip
Benizi Catholic Church, Belle
Glade, Joan's Creations, Clewis-
ton, Home Interiors and Gifts,
Clewiston, Catering by Gail Rush-
ing, Clewiston.
If anyone is interested in par-
ticipating in the sale, please call
Community's office at 561-996-
5568.
Table rental fee is $15 each
or two tables for $25. (All rental
fees and all proceeds from Com-
munity's sales will go directly to
Lighthouse Caf e in Belle Glade.)
Come and visit our pumpkin
patch, taste some home baked
treats, and take care of some
Christmas shopping!
We hope to see you there!


they live.
The chapel where I went to
college was called the "Chapel of
the Venerable Bede."
It was served by a chaplain
who provided services to students
and faculty alike.
When the chapel was being
built, a number of the original
faithful gathered and were chal-
lenged to give it a name.
An English Professor sug-
gested that it be named after that
scholar and minister, a person
who gave his life to the service
of the Church and was known
for his scholarly writings; keeping
much of our learning about the
Middle Ages alive for those who
would follow.
It was an appropriate name
for a college chapel; remember-
ing someone who combined
faith and scholarship, a seventh
century historian who served to
keep knowledge alive during a
dark period in human history.
The very name of the chapel
reflected the key values that were
shared and taught there, in the
community of the university.
This week I begin my ninth
year at Saint Martin's Church
(eleven, if you count 1976 and
1977,when I was here before).
When I came, I was also inter-
ested in what "Saint Martin" rep-


resented to the founders of our
congregation; who he was and
what he did.
I learned that he was some-
one who had come from another
place (Hungary) and was the son
of a Roman military officer.
In his day, the career of his
father would become his career,
and he too served in the Roman
Legions, finding himself in East-
ern France around Tours.
One cold night, a beggar was
about to freeze and Martin cut his
officer's cloak in two to share and
keep the man from freezing. His
generosity let a stranger live.
Little by little he came to a de-
cision to become a Christian and
he spent the rest of his life in this
farm region, sharing, ministering,
working among people deeply at-
tached to the soil.
He was not known for his
fancy dress and stood his ground
for what he believed in a heathen
and sometimes hostile world.
He was not put off by "rough
and tumble" people but worked
as a peacemaker among the
many that needed reconciliation
with God and others.
Somewhere in the history of
the Church I serve, the found-
ers thought he would be a good
person to be an example, a good
model and a "living mission state-


ment, and I agree.
Every now and again, we for-
get our "mission statements" or
"visions for the future" and get
overly preoccupied with the prob-
lems of the day.
I look at Saint Martin's coat of
arms that hang over the door of
the entrance to our sanctuary; a
cape cut in two with an officer's
sword between the halves.
It stands as a reminder of
someone who served the peo-
ple of the land, who was gener-
ous, who did not have "airs" and
worked to bring God's word and
make life better.
Biblical names and saint's
names often carry with them
meanings that we sometimes for-
get; something that tells about the
character of a people whom God
has called.
Many of the places in the Bible
are likewise named with a name
that has a special meaning reflect-
ing what has taken place there.
From earliest times, it has been
more than just a name; it has
been a guide, a calling, a mission
statement.
It's a great tradition. I'm proud
to share in it.


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By Butch Wilson
Clewiston Museum
The fire burned hot as the
flickering blue flames wrapped
slowly around the oak logs like a
coiled snake, rising and striking at
the empty air. The light from the
rising flames cast eerie shadows
across the council house walls
where the silhouettes of young
men came alive each time the
flames flickered, reflecting the
eager but sober faces that were
absorbing every word uttered by
the lean weathered shaman. They
were completing the last rite,
which would forever change their
status in the Otungee clan. They
would soon be warriors.
The shaman spoke, gesturing
with his hands to emphasize the
Legend of the Great Hunt that had
occurred centuries before.
"The hunters surrounded the
tall grasses, shouting loudly, forc-
ing the Bull Mammoth to flee
across the prairie. The hunters
threw their heavy spears, piercing
the heart, ending the Mammoth's
life. They then knelt and praised
the animal, thanking him for giv-
ing his life to preserve the lives of
the Otungee Clan," exclaimed the
shaman. The Legend of the Great
Hunt celebrated the last Mam-


moth kill for the Otungee clan.
This story is fiction, but reflects
the role that ancient man may
have played in the final extinction
of Mammoths, Mastodons and
other large prehistoric animals
that inhibited Florida thousands
of years ago.
Many of the larger species of
mammals living in North Ameri-
ca went extinct approximately
11,000 years ago. North America
wasn't the only continent that
experienced this dilemma. Most
of the larger mammals living
in South America went extinct,
while Europe, Asia and Africa lost
smaller mammals. Some of the
animals that went extinct in Flori-
da were: Mammoths, Mastodons,
and American lion, Saber-Tooth
Cat, Dire Wolf, Camellias, Tapir,
Bison, Horse and the Glyptodont.
Why did these animals go ex-
tinct? It is an answer that scien-
tists can't answer. Scientists have
identified three developments
that may have triggered the ex-
tinction: human hunting, climate
change, and disease.
Humans migrated from Asia
and entered North America about
14,000 years ago. Humans en-
tered Florida 11,000 years ago.
Many of the extinct animals that


once lived in Florida were hunted
by humans. Fossil bones from dif-
ferent extinct species show cut
marks indicating the animals were
hunted and eaten by humans.
However, many other animals
they hunted still survive today, so
what happened? Human hunters
may have hunted one particular
species to extinction, which was
very important in the food chain
for other animals. The extinction
of one species could have started
a domino effect.
Between 11,500 to 18,000
years ago, the climate in North
America changed rapidly. Tem-
peratures were warming, rainfall
patterns were changing and gla-
ciers were melting.
Plants and animals were di-
rectly affected by these changes
in their environment. Climate and
environmental changes may have
caused extinction by eliminating
food sources, disrupting repro-
duction, and exposing animals
to climate changes they couldn't
adapt to.
Some scientists believe hu-
man migration into North Amer-
ica, 14,000 years ago, brought
new diseases. These diseases
could have passed from humans
to the susceptible native animals


in North America. These diseases
may have been lethal enough to
wipe out the native animals.
Why so many prehistoric ani-
mals went extinct at one time will
probably remain a mystery. It is
a question that we as humans
should ask ourselves when pon-
dering the future of mankind. To-
day humans, like the extinct pre-
historic animals, must deal with
diseases and global environmen-
tal changes, but we have added
another element War ...
What tribes do you think the
nomadic hunters living in Florida
belonged to? Maybe they were
Jones, Smith or the "Hatfield and
McCoy" tribes. This question will
be provided in the next edition of
'A Walk in the Past".
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston
Museum if you have questions,
artifacts, pictures or a "Whale of
a Tale." The Museum's hours are
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
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Will Hold A Public Hearing
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A truly defining moment



for our society today


By Brian Hamrick, Pastor
First Baptist Church, Clewiston
The buzz in Clewiston right
now seems to be focused on the
U.S. Sugar sale, the Presidential
election, and local elections.
Of course, all of those things
are important and have significant
implications for each of us.
But I'm noticing something
has been left out of our conversa-
tions that bears at least as much
significance, if not more- perhaps
because some are unaware of
this critical matter.
On Nov. 4, we will be asked
at the polls to amend our state
constitution to define marriage
as a one woman-one man rela-
tionship. Sixty percent support is
required for the amendment to
pass.
Marriage was the very first in-
stitution established by God, and
it is so sacred that it is meant to
picture the relationship between
Christ and His church.
If this foundational building
block is further eroded from soci-
ety, chaos will follow.
I'm not just talking about gay


"marriage"- I'm talking about all
the organizations lining up be-
hind them -- polygamists, NAM-
BLA (an organization promoting
sexual relations between adults
and children), and all other kinds
of sexual deviance, that will even-
tually gain social acceptance and
legality if we do not act now.
I am sorry to be so explicit, but
this is reality, friends.
We don't want our children
and grandchildren growing up in
a world even more abounding in
sin and lawlessness.
We don't need the lines be-
tween good and evil, right and
wrong even more blurred in our
culture.
This decision will have vast, far
reaching implications that could
devastate our nation's future in
short time.
So what practically do you
need to do?
1) Make sure you are regis-
tered to vote. The deadline is Oct.
6. If you're not sure, find out to-
day! Time is running short.
2) Make sure you encourage
your friends to register (if neces-


sary) and to vote.
3) Make sure you vote early, or,
on Election Day.
Let there be no reason your
ballot is not cast for this historic
decision. Don't assume it will
pass without your vote!
In the 1930s, British anthropol-
ogist J.D. Unwin studied 86 cul-
tures that stretched across 5,000
years. He found, without excep-
tion, when they restricted sex to
marriage, they thrived.
Strong families headed by
faithful spouses made for bold,
prosperous societies. But not one
culture survived more than three
generations after turning sexually
permissive.
Noted Harvard sociologist
Pitirim Sorokin found no culture
surviving once it ceased to sup-
port marriage and monogamy.
None.
Redefining marriage to be
whatever people want it to be is
no form of progress. It is a recipe
for disaster!
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Moore Haven and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Winds will be from
the north between 7 and 9 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 66 and light
winds from the north.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Sunny with a high near 87 and north winds between 5
and 8.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 65 and calm winds.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 88. Winds will be calm
with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday night: Mostly clear with a low around 68.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89 and a 20 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72 and a 20 per-
cent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Simple tips for Florida garden design


By Angela Sachson
UF/IFAS Extension Service FYN
Program
Landscape design can be
pretty intimidating. And, believe
me, it can go wrong. This is a "do
as I say, not as I did" article by
someone who is now renovating
a pretty messy garden. Digging up
large misplaced plants is less fun
than planting. So here are some
suggestions. Heed them and you
will be glad you did.
1. Go Slow. Don't even think
about plants at the beginning. It
is not necessary, nor is it a good
idea, to plan, plant and install ev-
erything at one time. Take some
time to think about several impor-
tant things. Develop a plan and
the rest is easier. A plan will save
you time, money and energy.
2. Form follows Function. This
simply means that you want a
garden that meets your needs
and those of your family. Think
first about how you want to use
your outdoor space. Do you want
a place for entertaining or a fam-
ily play area? How about creating
an outdoor dining room? Do the
kids like to play ball? Do you want
a sandbox, a swing set or tree
house? How about your pets?
Some of us want to attract butter-
flies or birds and others want to
grow vegetables. Maybe you like
to sit outside and relax in the eve-
ning in a secluded spot. It might
help to think of your yard as hav-
ing several "rooms" for the func-
tions you want. The most beauti-
ful landscape in the world is not
worth much if it isn't useful.
3. Find your personal style. Do
you have flowery prints all over
your house? Ruffles? Or is your
living room a place with couch,
two chairs, lamps and no clut-
ter? You can guess this is about
formal vs. informal looks in gar-
dens. If you are a person who
loves neatness and symmetry you
may want a formal style garden.
If you like lots of color and vari-
ety, a curvy informal place may
be right for you. The style of your
house also influences the yard-
especially the front. An English
garden might not look great with
a Spanish-style house. Or, it might
look fine. You decide. But once
you pick your style stick with it.
Sticking with your style helps cre-
ate what designers call "unity" of
design. If you have trouble decid-
ing, look at books and magazines
or take a walk around the neigh-
borhood.
4. Use your pencil. This sounds
boring but you need that plan.
Again remember this is still not
about plants-just make a simple
drawing that shows where your
various "rooms" will go. How
will you move from one room to
another? Where do you want pri-
vacy? Be sure to shade your air
conditioner-this is for looks and
for efficiency. And using that pen-


cil allows you to make changes.
5. Evaluate your site. Where is
the shade, where are your sunny
areas? You can bring a soil sample
to the County Extension Service
to be analyzed for soil pH. (When
you get to the "buying plants
stage", this information will be
important.) Is your area well
drained, or does water stay there
for a while? All these factors influ-
ence the choice of plants as well.
Where is the septic tank? The tex-
ture of your soil counts too. If you
are reading this your soil texture is
probably sandy. That means that
when you actually plant you will
want to add some organic mat-
ter.
6. Think shapes, not plants.
Stay out of the nursery or grocery
or any other purveyor of plants no
matter how difficult. It is easy to
be seduced by a beautiful plant
that won't fit your needs and will
die immediately or will take over
the entire "south forty" when you
turn your back on it. This goes
also for kind friends and neigh-
bors who want to give you beau-
tiful divisions or starts. You are
not ready. Now is the time to plan
for sizes of plants and shapes of
plants. A good looking space usu-
ally has layers-some tall plants
such as trees, some medium
shrubs, and something on the
ground. Next you can think about
hedges, arbors, trellises, even a
deck or patio. Designers call these
"hardscape." This is also the time
to think about a focal point. Most
appealing gardens have an ac-
cent that immediately catches
your eye. A large garden can have
several but in a small garden it is
often a pretty entrance accent like
an arbor.
7. Keep it simple. This tip could
also be called "Less is more" or,
"More is a chore." The advice
here is to limit the number of va-
rieties of plants you choose. Or,
conversely, except for large trees
or "specimen plants," put in more
of the same plant-the usual rule
of thumb is plant in uneven num-
bers of 3, 5, 7 and up. Masses of
plants provide continuity as well
as unity. Another way to keep it
simple is to limit the numbers of
colors you use. Aim for a planting
bed wide enough to accommo-
date three layers. A bed narrower
than five feet won't allow for the
layering effect that gives a flower
garden design a lush look. Anoth-
er simple principle is: the longer
your bed, the wider it should be.
8. Right Plant, Right Place.
There are hundreds of beautiful
plants for our area. It is impor-
tant to choose those which are
suited to your space. Make sure
your shady area is planted with
shade loving plants and in the
sunny areas plant those which
can take the scorching Florida
sun. Choose plants that can tol-
erate the conditions you have. If
your soil test says the pH is high,


resist the temptation to use acid
loving plants like Azaleas and Ixo-
ra. Sure, you can amend the soil
to make it more acid, but you will
have to continue to spend time
energy and money keeping those
plants going.
You can find a list of Florida
Friendly plants on the FYN web-
site, www.FloridaYards.org. The
plant database can be sorted
by type of plant, area of Florida,
plant size, native or non-native,
needs sun or shade, water needs,
or even by flower color. There
will be plants there exactly suited
to your site, your needs, and your
preference.
Follow these simple guidelines
for a fool-proof garden design ex-
perience.
If you need additional in-
formation on designing your
Florida Yard, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. In Highlands
County call 863-402-6540 and in
Glades County call 863-946-0244.
Okeechobee residents can stop
by our office at 458 Hwy 98 North
in Okeechobee, and visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gar-
deners from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tues-
day afternoons. Enjoy the first day
of Fall this week.

How does your garden
grow?
The local County Extension
office has been asked by local
newspapers papers to try out a
question/answer column. So, here
goes: Send us your favorite gar-
den questions by fax to: 863-763-
5901, or by email to: okeenews@
newszap.com). The University of
Florida Okeechobee County Ex-
tension office will pick out three
questions that would be of great-
est interest to local residents and
publish brief answers, typically
to be found in the Thursday edi-
tion of the Glades Democrat and
also in the Sunday edition of the
Okeechobee News.
The questions for this week
are REAL questions that have
been brought in to the Extension
office in the past few days. To
continue the column, we need
YOUR real questions by (Wednes-
day at 5 p.m.). Be sure to include
your name and phone or email
address in case we need more
information (We can publish a
question as anonymous if you
wish). Clear photographs (digital
preferred) may also be submit-
ted, but they might not be able
to be returned. Do not drop by
actual plant specimens (unless it
is a prize tomato for our salad or
a beautiful flower for our office!)
We reserve the right to edit all
questions for space. The answers
will be placed on the Okeecho-
bee Extension website the week
after the appear in print; they will
include links to additional refer-
ences.


Prune my Myrtle
When do I prune my Crape
Myrtle? It has just about stopped
blooming so I'm thinking now.
Crepe Myrtle bushes may be
pruned at this time of the year, if
needed. Be careful not to overdo
it aggressive pruning brings
on new growth that will need to
harden off before the colder tem-
peratures arrive. Thinning out a
third of the stems will open up
the center for new growth and
allow the plant to dry out, reduc-
ing pests and diseases. However,
don't just cut all the tops of the
stems off and lower the entire
plant. This practice is known as
"crepe murder," as it will reduce
the plant's ability to bloom in fu-
ture years.
Plants or seed?
When is a good time to plant
broccoli? Is it better to plant
seeds, or bedding plants?
Broccoli can be plant in the
vegetable garden at this time. The
choice of seeds vs. plants will de-
pend on what you can find at your
local nursery or garden center.
Buying seed will give you more
choices of varieties than purchas-
ing already grown bedding plants.
Seed will work better if you start
them in trays or flats and grow the
plants up to about the 4 leaf stage.
Purchased bedding plants will get
up and going faster, and respond
well to the application of diluted
starter fertilizer solutions added at
the time plants are placed in your
garden. Check out the Florida
Market Bulletin if you are looking
for unusual sources of seeds and
plants: http://www.florida-agri-
culture.com/fmb/seeds.htm
Snakes in the Lake
I was adjusting my floating
dock after all the rain and this
small brown snake slithered
across my hand. I knocked it
down and it met its maker, but
I'm worried that it may be a baby
python. Can you identify it and let
the authorities know about this?
I took several photos and your
information and receive a reply
back from UF Wildlife Specialist
Dr. Bill Kern. He identified it as a
Brown Water Snake. According to
the book, Florida's Fabulous Am-
phibians and Snakes, this snake
is found around freshwater lakes
and canals and is often mistaken
for the Florida Cottonmouth. It
feeds on fish and hangs in vegeta-
tion above the water. Because it
can bite aggressively and secretes
a foul smelling musk when dis-
turbed, it should not be handled.
Non-native Pythons, although
they are known to breed in the
Everglades, are not known to be
breeding in out area -yet.
More information is available
on our award-winning Okeecho-
bee web page, hiii, ...-L * ..-
bee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need ad-
ditional information on, please
email us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.
edu or call us at 863-763-6469.


Clubs and organizations


Attention Veterans
Starting immediately, the
method for contacting the veter-
ans office in Glades County has
temporarily changed. Call Mi-
chellle Lanier or Mary Ann Dot-
son in the courthouse at 863-946-
6000 to make appointments or
ask for information. At this time,
Jim Herrington of the American
Legion can only take emergency
calls at 863-946-1313.

COFFO Board meeting
planned
The COFFO Board Meeting
has been scheduled for Sept. 25,
at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel
in Sebring, 150 Midway Drive,


Sebring.

Church seeks
volunteer for fall
festival
New Hope Baptist Church in
Moore Haven is seeking a volun-
teer for their face painting booth
at the upcoming fall festival. The
festival is planned for November
8, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please
contact the church if you can give
a few hours of time.

Quilt drawing to
benefit stricken child
Tickets are being sold for a
queen-sized quilt at just $1 each
or 6 for just $5. The drawing for


General News and


Lakeport to host Book
Exchange
Lakeport Community Associa-
tion will host a book exchange at
the Lakepoint Community Center
every Tuesday and Thursday from
2 until 5 p.m.
Come and check out/or ex-
change a book, video, magazine
or sit and work on a puzzle.
We can also help students with
homework. Come and check us
out! If this time is not convenient
to check out a book or to get help
with homework, please call 863-
227-4323 for an appointment.
The Glades County Public Li-
brary will be closed from Sept. 19
- Oct. 14, to begin a new chapter.
Come and check us out during
this time.

County storm
assistance available
Glades County was approved
for Individual Assistance.
If you have damage from Trop-


ical Storm Fay please file a claim
by contacting FEMA directly by
one of the following:
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
TTY 1-800-462-7585 (For the
speech or hearing impaired)
www.FEMA.gov (via computer).
You may also apply in person at:
1019 Gun Club Road (off of 78E
neartheRoadDepartment),Moore
Haven.
The site will be opened 8
a.m.-6 p.m., 7 days a week for
the next two-three weeks. Please
report all TS Fay claims to FEMA
as soon as possible to ensure that
your needs are taken care of.

Free bread provided
Free Bread provided by the
fine folks at the New Hope
Baptist Church located at 1050
Yaun Road in Moore Haven.
This will be every Tuesday from
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and every Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or
when the bread is gone. Hard to
believe, but the bread is free!


the quilt will be held on October
1, with the proceeds from the tick-
et sales to go to benefit Buckhead
Ridge resident, Madisen Byrd,
who is 3 years old. Madisen was
recently diagnosed with Leuke-
mia. She is currently hospitalized
with complications. Madisen's
parents, Lori and Jimmy Byrd will
be travelling with her back and
forth to treatments and funding
is crucial to help support medical


costs and travel expenses.
A savings account has been
set up at Seacoast National Bank
in the name of Lori Byrd to take
donations.
To see the quilt or to buy tick-
ets, please call Val Douglas at 863-
697-9796 or 863-357-6555 or stop
by Custom Window Treatments,

4253 S. Hwy 441, Okeechobee.


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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it..



Dwayne Blake, 36
-Belle Glade
*VOP- Sale of
cocaine within
1,000 feet of place
of worship
*Battery on a police
officer
Arrested September
21
No bond set

Ricardo Maria, 24
Belle Glade
*Failure to appear
for felony offense
FTA for case
disposition: Grand
theft
Arrested September
18
No bond set for
release


Richard Harris, 58


*Pahokee
dVOP Petit theft
third conviction
Arrested September
18
No bond has been
set for release

William Moore, 33

.Pahokee
*Possession of
marijuana with
Intent to sell or
deliver schedule
Arrested September
21
Released
September 21
Trederrick Williams, 15

Clewiston
-Aggravated
assault with intent
to commit a felony
Arrested September

Arresting officer
was Deputy B.
Weaver

Elijah Z. Pope, 20
Clewiston
Criminal mischief
$1,000 or more
-Warrants for
aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
-Burglary with
assault/battery
Arrested Sept. 19

Jesus Delgado, 50
-Clewiston
Resisting an
officer/obstruction
without violence
Possession/use of
narcotic equipment
Arrested Sept. 18
Arresting officer
was Sgt. Pelham
CPD


Armando Perez, 17
*Belle Glade
*Burglary of
unoccupied dwelling
*Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested September
18
Released
September 18

Eric B. Mann, 23
*Belle Glade
-Drugs -
Possession of
a controlled
substance without a
prescription
Arrested September
19
Released
September 19

Saintival Garencha, 21

-Belle Glade
-Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested September
22
No bond set for
release


Robert E. Starks, 45

S.Pahokee
-Possession of
cocaine
-Possession of
narcotic equipment
Arrested September
20
Bond set for $9,000

April Hester, 32


*South Bay
*Failure to appear
- written promise to
appear
*Failure to appear -
burglary of


Xzavien Wilson, 17

Clewiston
-Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested September
16
Arresting officer
was Deputy S. Bell

Emory A. McGee, 45

Clewiston

community control
Arrested September
21
Arresting officer
was Deputy R.
Shepherd

Jose Villanueva, 20
Clewiston

-Possession of
cocaine
Arrested September
17
Arresting officer
was Deputy L.
Brooks


Carlos Moya, 21

*Burglary of
unoccupied
dwelling, unarmed,
no assault/battery
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested September

Isaac Logan, 24
Belle Glade
Possession
of weapon by
a convicted
felon, battery -
Subsequent offense
Arrested September
17
Released
September 18

Tarus Woodson

-Belle Glade
-*Burglary
Lewd lasv.
behavior molesting
a child older than 12
years but less than
18 years
SArrested September



Calvin Walker, 35

SPahokee
traffic offense
SI- DUI alcohol or
drugs
Arrested September
20
Released
SSeptember 20

Derric S. Johnson, 27

*South Bay
-Child neglect
without great harm
-Hit and run leave
scene of crash
involve damage to
property
Arrested September
16

Feliciano Nunez, 40
Clewiston
*Sexual assault
victim is over 12
years old physical
force
Arrested September
18
Arresting officer
was Deputy J.
Woods
Yunier Ruiz, 22
Clewiston
*FTA: felony
offense
Arrested September
15
Arresting officer
was Deputy M.
Martinez


Nelson Rojas, 42
Clewiston
*Possession of
cocaine
Possession/use of
narcotic equipment
Arrested Sept. 19
Arresting officer
was Investigator R.
Archer


Travario Pierre, 21

*Belle Glade
*Battery Felony
battery by
strangulation
Arrested September
19
No bond has been
set for release

James Tavaris, 23

J Belle Glade
Burglary of
unoccupied dwelling
Arrested September
16
Bond has been set
for $5,000


Sikina Carswell, 30

SBelle Glade
*Fraud utter false
instrument
Arrested September
22
Released
September 22 on
$3,000 bond


Jean Vaillancourt, 45

*Pahokee
*VOP Burglary of
a structure
Arrested September
18




Johnny Laster, 27


-Robbery by
sudden snatching
without firearm or
weapon
Arrested September
17
Bond has been set
for $25,000

Alvaro J. Vazquez, 42

Clewiston
*Battery second or
subsequent offense
Arrested September
15
Arresting officer
was Deputy N. Reed


Gregory Mizell, 54
Clewiston
*Fugitive from
justice from Fulton
County, Ga.
*VOP: theft
Arrested September
16
Arresting officer
was CPD Sgt.
Spence
Raul A. Ramos, 18
Clewiston
-Warrant as a
fugitive from justice
from Glades County
Arrested September
18
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Poole


Deon L. Davis, 21
*Belle Glade
*Battery on
officer, firefighter,
EMT, etc
*Resisting an
officer with violence
Arrested September
20
Released
September 20

Jaret Rodriguez, 27
*Belle Glade
SBattery on officer,
firefighter, EMT, etc
Resist officer
Arrested September
18
Released
September 19 on
$2,000 bond

Derrick Hills, 22

*Canal Point
*VOP Child
neglect
Arrested September
18
No bond has been
set for release


Marvin Walker, 48


*Pahokee
*Failure to appear
for felony offense
Arrested September
19
Released
September 19


Timothy Powell, 30


attachment
*Clew Fugitive fromon
justice from Glades
County
Arrested September
19


Annette Perkins, 26


* Clewiston
*VOP: felony or
community control
Arrested September
16
Arresting officer
was Deputy C.
Shepherd


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Donna Miner, 59

*Belle Glade
*Failure to appear
for felony offense
SArrested September
22
No bond has been
set for release


Westley Knight, 30

B w elle Glade
*Marijuana
possession with
intent to sell or
deliver schedule
Arrested September
22
Bond has been set
for $3,000

Tonya Powell, 36
-Canal Point
-Cocaine sell -
schedule
FamouPossessionof
marijuana not more
than 20 grams
Located inArrested September
18
Released
September 19

Molly Wetherington, 49
*Pahokee

AllBattery on a
Open: Thu person 65 years of
age or older
Arrested September
18
No bond has been
set for release








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Crime Stoppers


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following wanted fugitive as of
September 18.
Manuel Santos, age 36, is a
hispanic male with black hair
and brown eyes. He is 6 foot tall
and weighs approximately 165
pounds.
Santos' last known address is
listed as S. Main St., Belle Glade.
He is wanted on felony charg-
es violation of probation: leaving


the scene of a
crash involving
injury; driving
under the influ-
ence causing
injury to person
or property.
Anyone with
information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS
(8477).


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BUDGET SUMMARY
City of South Bay Fiscal Year 2008- 2009


ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes
Deliquent Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales & Use Taxes
Charges for Services
Intergovernmental Revenues
Fines & Forfeitures
Payments in Lieu of Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Admiinstrative Charges
Franchise Fees
Investment Income
Miscellaneous Revenue
TOTAL REVENUES


Transfers In
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND TRANSFERS IN

EXPENDITURES
General Government
Public Safety
Highway & Streets
Community Development
Operational Expenses
Debt Services
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
Transfers Out
Reserves
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS
OUT AND RESERVES


GENERAL
FUND


Millage Per 1,000
6.3089


398,031
2,500
329,431
33,045
345,296
32,892
291,794
47,033
75,000

107,400
14,977


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUND



211,699


ENTERPRISE
FUND


2,918,799


343,489


TOTAL
BUDGET

398,031
2,500
5,411
2,951,844
345,296
32,892
291,794
47,033
75,000
343,489
107,400
14,977


1,677,399 555,188 2,918,799 5,151,386

500,000 55,188 555,188
$ 2,177,399 $ 555,188 $ 2,973,987 $ 5,706,574


$ 1,371,425 $ $ $ 1,371,425
153,000 153,000
563,404 563,404
89,570 89,570
2,662,387 2,662,387
311,600 311,600
2,177,399 2,973,987 5,151,386
555,188 555,188

$ 2,177,399 $ 555,188 $ 2,973,987 $ 5,706,574


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


The City of South Bay of Palm Beach

County, Florida has tentatively

adopted a budget for fiscal year

2008-2009.

A public hearing to make a

FINAL DECISION on the budget

AND TAXES will be held on



September 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.



At



Commission Chambers

335 SW 2nd Ave

South Bay FL 33493


The tentative, adopted and / or final budgets are on file in the office of the above referenced taxing authority as a public record.


Thursday, September 25, 2008


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Obituary


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tos and links to online guest books.
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Frances Munroe Nail, 95
CLEWISTON Frances Munroe
Nail, passed away Friday, Sept. 19,
2008, in Clewiston. She was 95.
She was born June 30, 1913, in
Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of the
late Albert Akers Munroe and the
late Emma McFerrine (Tanksley)
Munroe.
She and her parents moved from
Orlando to Clewiston in 1930.
She was retired as Executive Secre-
tary for Local Board 42 of The Selec-
tive Service. She was a member of
1st Baptist Church-Clewiston,
where she taught Sunday School for
many years. She was also a member
of The American Legion Auxiliary,
Sugarland Chapter 220 O.E.S., Cle-
wiston Country Club, Clewiston
Friends of Animals, Clewiston Gar-
den Club, Clewiston Rotary Club
and a former Girl Scout Leader.
She is survived by cousins, Mrs
Hollis Morris, Mrs. Richard Sherrod,
Mrs Llydel Sims, Col Harry Jones and
Mr. Ewing Jones, all of Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Campbell E. Nail.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, September 25, 2008, at
10:00 am at First Baptist Church of
Clewiston, Rev. John Hicks and Rev.
Brian Hamrick officiating. Entomb-
ment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Fort
Myers Memorial Gardens, Ft. Myers.


Endangered Bat Species Discovered on SFWMD Land


Florida bonneted
bats found at KICCO
and Kissimmee Riv-
er Public Use Area

The Florida bonneted bat-
one of Florida's largest and rar-
est bat species-was discovered
along the Kissimmee River, far
from its known range, during a
bat survey earlier this year. The
bats were located on South Flor-
ida Water Management District
(SFWMD) lands that are part of
the Kissimmee River restoration
effort.
The Florida Bat Conservancy,
under contract with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), identified
the bats while gathering data
about bat species occurrence
and population levels in the
southwest region of the state. Us-
ing the survey's results, plans are
being developed to enhance bat
habitat on South Florida's public
lands.
Discovering the presence of
Florida bonneted bats (Eumops
floridanus) in the Kissimmee
region is a major finding, ac-
cording to the Florida Bat Con-
servancy. The nearest previously
known location is more than 50
miles to the southwest in the
Babcock-Webb Wildlife Manage-
ment Area, which is owned and
managed by the FWC. In the bat


Hnoto courtesy ot Jentt ore
These endangered species were found on SFWMD land. Ef-
forts are being put forth to help protect these bats from be-
coming extinct.


survey, conservancy staff docu-
mented the bonneted bats well
north of Lake Okeechobee, on
the Kissimmee River Public Use
Area and Kissimmee Island Cattle
Company (KICCO) properties.
The Florida bonneted bat is
currently listed as an endangered
species by the FWC. It is native
only to South Florida. The bat is
distinguished by its large size-
its body ranges in length from 4.9
to 6.5 inches, with a wingspan of
almost 20 inches-and unusual-
ly large broad ears that slant for-
ward over the eyes. The bonnet-
ed bat normally roosts in palm
fronds, tree cavities and build-
ings, and forages for insects high
in the air. Bonneted bats do not
eat mosquitoes, a food source
for many other bat species. In-
stead, they feast on moths, June
bugs and larger insects. Each bat
eats about its weight in food ev-


ery night.
To provide roosting habitat for
the bonneted bat and other bat
species, the SFWMD, in partner-
ship with the FWC and the Flori-
da Bat Conservancy, will be con-
structing a large community "bat
house" along the Kissimmee Riv-
er near its Riverwoods Field lab.
The agencies will also construct
smaller single-chambered bat
houses, which the bonneted bats
prefer, at KICCO and at other se-
lected locations where bonneted
bats have been identified.
The District is committed to
protecting and preserving South
Florida's environment and its
wildlife by working closely with
other agencies to manage lands
that preserve natural habitat and
foraging areas and by construct-
ing additional habitats when
necessary.
For more information about


this project or other District
works, visit www.sfwmd.gov or
call the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at 863-462-5260
or 800-250-4200.
About the South Florida Water
Management District
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state 16


counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restora-
tion of the Everglades.


Local Man Prevails In Scuffle

With Hoodlums
BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W., after using Thcra-Gesic'
on a sore left shoulder, encountered two hoods break-
ing into a car in a parking lot. He whacked one of them
upside the head and ran them off. When asked why he


took the risk, he painlessly replied:
"None of your dang business!"
Go painlessly with Them-Gesic"


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Denial letter may not rule out disaster assistance


If you have applied for disaster
assistance from the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency and
receive a letter saying your initial
request for help has been denied,
it may mean your application was
incomplete or incorrect.
One of the most common rea-
sons for denial concerns insur-
ance. FEMA must deny aid until an
insurance settlement is reached
because assistance programs are
not intended to duplicate insur-
ance compensation or cover de-
ductibles for disaster-related loss
or damage.
But if the insurance settlement
does not cover all of your disas-
ter-related losses, you should ask
FEMA to review your application
to see if you are eligible for some
form of assistance. Call the FEMA
help-line at 800-621-FEMA (3362)
or the TTY line at 800-462-7585
for the deaf, hard of hearing or


speech impaired. The helpline
is open from 7 a.m. to midnight
daily until further notice.
Other reasons FEMA might
send a denial letter could be:
*An unreturned disaster loan
application from the U.S. Small
Business Administration;
*No record of the damaged
property as your primary resi-
dence at the time of the disaster;
*No acceptable evidence of
identity, documentation of disas-
ter damage, or proof of owner-
ship of the damaged property; or
*A missing signature.
SBA disaster loans up to
$200,000 are available to home-
owners to repair or replace dam-
aged or destroyed real estate. Ho-
meowners and renters are eligible
for up to $40,000 to repair or re-
place damaged or destroyed per-
sonal property. The SBA can also
lend additional funds to help with


the cost of making improvements
that protect, prevent or minimize
the same type of disaster damage
from occurring in the future.
Other programs that may still
provide you with some form of
assistance are Disaster Unem-
ployment Assistance, legal and
tax assistance, and voluntary
agency assistance.
FEMA coordinates the federal
government's role in preparing
for, preventing, mitigating the ef-
fects of, responding to, and recov-
ering from all domestic disasters,
whether natural or man-made,
including acts of terror.
Disaster recovery assistance
is available without regard to
race, color, religion, nationality,
sex, age, disability, English profi-
ciency or economic status. If you
or someone you know has been
discriminated against, call FEMA
toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362).


For TTY call 800-462-7585.
SBA's disaster loans are the pri-
mary form of federal assistance
for non-farm, private sector di-
saster losses. Disaster loans from
SBA helps homeowners, renters,
businesses of all sizes and non-
profit organizations fund repair
and replacement of disaster dam-
aged real and personal property.
These disaster loans cover unin-
sured and uncompensated losses
and do not duplicate benefits of
other agencies or organizations.
For information about SBA pro-
grams, applicants may call 800-
659-2955 or visit online at www.
sba.gov or e-mail SBA's customer
service center at disastercustom-
erservice@sba.gov.
For statewide disaster informa-
tion and to find out how you can
Get A Plan! For disasters, please
visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.


Farm Bureau urges Congress into action on energy


GAINESVILLE-Now is the time
for Congress to pass comprehen-
sive energy legislation that will
encourage creation of a more di-
verse domestic energy supply. As
Congress returned to Washington
last week, Florida Farm Bureau
Federation was pressing for a plan
that will address all aspects of the
nation's energy needs.
"Farmers and ranchers in Flor-
ida and consumers across the na-
tion are being beaten up financially
by high energy costs," said Florida
Farm Bureau President John L.
Hoblick. "Row crop producers are
harvesting, the citrus industry is
preparing to pick and our vegeta-
ble producers are looking toward
the winter growing season. It is a
critical time for our producers as
they face escalating gasoline and
diesel prices and fertilizer costs
that have doubled in only two
years and have been exacerbated
by hurricanes. America is looking
to Congress for leadership."
Mr. Hoblick said consum-
ers can expect higher costs due
to increased shipping costs, and


members of Congress can expect
to hear from the public as well as
from agricultural producers.
"What is needed," Mr. Hoblick
said, "is for Congress to develop
a bipartisan, comprehensive na-
tional energy policy that focuses
on energy independence while
diversifying the sources of the na-
tion's energy supply." Strategies,
he said, should include tapping
domestic oil and natural gas sup-
plies as well as concentrating on
development of renewable energy
sources including ethanol, biodie-


sel, biomass, wind and solar.
Congressional action now will
help assure consumers that fuel
prices will not whip-saw in the fu-
ture while stabilizing costs agricul-
tural producers pay to plant, fertil-
ize and ship their products. Florida,
as the nation's winter salad bowl
and a major tourist destination, is
especially vulnerable to increased
energy costs. The Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation is the state's largest
general-interest agricultural associ-
ation with about 140,000 member-
families statewide. Headquartered


'New Glasses Top Back-To-SchoofList


"Poor vision can delay a child's
ability to learn to read. 80% of
learning is through sight"


"The Optical Center"
at Please stop by and take advantage
Family Eye Care of our Back-To-School Special.
I00 N Main Street
LaBello FL 33935 Call for Details!
675-0761


in Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, nonprofit agricultur-
al organization. More information
about Florida Farm Bureau is avail-
able on the organization's website,
http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.


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CLASSES STARTING:
Clewiston October 8th Hendry Regional Hospital
LaBelle October 9th Hendry Convenient Care Center
Moore Haven October 15th Glades Co. Public Library


To register/more information:
Hendry County: Call Valarie James or Jeni Dyess at 863-674-4041
Glades County: Call Angelica Pena at 863-946-0707

Quit Smoking & Quit Chew/Spit Tobacco Today
A FREE Community Health Promotion Program


EVEc1AD~


"I was Impressed by the caring nurses and the time they were able to give me." 1
- patient survey response J


We invite you to take a closer look at Glades General
Hospital. We continue to provide quality healthcare, courteous
and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better,
we have made a few changes:


* When an accident or
unexpected illness strikes,
the last thing you want to face
is a long drive to the coast.
That is why Glades General
Hospital is here for you with
a newly renovated 24-Hour
Emergency Department.


With great pride and honor I will serve you, the citizens of Glades County.
My intent is to provide quality election services, including transparent, secure
elections with timely and accurate results.
* I will Insist on Transparency for Local and National Elections within
Glades County, ensuring that your Vote counts.
* I will Bring Honesty and Integrity to this Office.
* I will Ensure Voters Confidence.
* I will Work closely with our Schools, advising students of their responsibil-
ity, privilege and right to vote.
* I will Place the needs of the Community FIRST during my administration.
* I will See that the Poll Workers are properly trained and are Competent to perform their
duties.
* I will Work towards Improving the Voting System and Technology.
* I will Instill Public Trust.
Paid and Approved Political Advertising by John M. Dyess, John M. Dyess Campaign, Republican, for Supervisor of Elections of Glades County


This physician-staffed
eight-bed unit includes a
specially designed child-
friendly pediatric room to
help calm the most frightened
child and its own x-ray
equipped room for quicker
service. Our team of doctors
and nurses are experts in the
field of emergency medicine
and are supported by our


other specialties including
general and vascular surgery,
obstetrics, pediatrics,
nephrology, puhnonology,
cardiology, podiatry,
and urology.

f All of these updates and
improvements have been
made with our community
in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your source
for quality healthcare for
you and your family,
right here at home.


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RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the
ICD-9-CM Classification system and DRG 1. I, ,1...
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medical record abstract and encoder, and
possess good technical skills.

Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
of expertise.
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Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Please stop by the Human Resources
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about specific opportunities available.


UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION
Control Chemist Seasonal

$20.47 per hour

Primary Function:

Operate all laboratory equipment, perform all required
chemical/physical tests on raw material, intermediate,
and final products from the Raw Sugar factory, log the
tests results in written form or in a computer file, cali-
brate the laboratory equipment according to the calibra-
tion schedule, cover for the Cane Payment Chemist in
his/her absence, maintain the laboratory clean, in order,
and according to Good Laboratory Practices, and gener-
ate laboratory reports as required.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. The
Company is headquartered on the southern shore of
Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and
West Palm.

For Immediate consideration:

Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2889
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Self-starter responsible for various program
activities. Requirements include: B.A. degree,
experience in facilitating meetings, networking,
2-4 yrs. in health and human services,
intermediate computer skills, knowledge of
Glades communities.
Preferred but not required: bilingual, Bookkeeping
skills.
Please submit resumes to Glades Initiative, Inc.
141 S.E. Ave. C, Belle Glade, FL 33430, fax:
561.996.3349 or
email: kenqle(@gladesinitiative.orq.
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in Belle Glade has full time opening for
our Human Resources Dept.
Computer literate. Proficient in Excell,
Word. Bi-lingual a plus.
References are required.
Fax resume to 561-996-7575
or pick up applications at
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade, Fl


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Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
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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 Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



ADOPTION Caring, loving, fi-
nancially secure couple is
looking to adopt a baby.
Medical, living expenses
paid, counseling. Call Karen
@ Atty. Brenner Office
(800)362-9660 Confidential
#260101.


DOG Small, Black w/White
Chest & Paws. Possible Lab
Mix. Vic. of CaLoosa Es-
tates. (863)675-7766
FOUND 1 pony in Montura
and 3 horses found off Case
Rd. in LaBelle. If these could
be your animals, please con-
tact Inv. Aaron Angell with
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Ag Unit at 674-4060
or 983-1440.
WEDDING BAND found in the
vicinity of First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee. Call
to claim (863)357-6691


COCONUT TREE LOG 17ft by
10" for carving. You haul.
(863)675-5929 Ortona
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
CANCER FOUNDATION Free
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Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
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FREE PUPPIES BIk lab/Gold
Ret puppies free to good
homes, leave message if no
answer. (863)697-6840
KITTENS Free to GREAT
homes only! Dont call if you
cant provide a good home!
(863)801-3561
KITTENS 5, males, all shots,
on Revolution. To good
home. Free Cat condo if you
take all 5 (863)673-0496
MIX BREED PUPPIES small,
2 male & 2 female,
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PROPANE FIREPLACE needs
work and stove pipe, great
for large sunroom or small
cabin (863)357-3355






BELLE GLADE Sat. Sept.
27th, 8:00 AM, 604 N.E. 2nd
St., Clothes, bedding, house-
hold items.


Will Do Notaries
6pm- 9pm
Call 863-983-7457
for appointment


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reaching over 4 MILLION
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providing information
about best buys.

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Em lo ment


Employment -
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




CABLE TV
Persons to run Collec-
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Need own ladder
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valid DL. Drug and
Background chk. $500
Signing Bonus for quali-
fied Ind. Call
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SALES 2 F/T & 2 P/ posi-
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Must be able to work Satur-
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Local runs out of Jupiter!
Great Pav Hometime Benefits
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Skilled Trades
South Florida Water
Management District
Industrial Electrician
Clewiston, FL
HS/GED and 2+ years' exp.
as licensed journeyman
electrician.
For more information and to
apply, visit our website at
www.sfwmd.gov. Job
Reference NB50101215.
EOE.



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sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
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potential. Please contact:
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cluding Federal Benefits and
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Call (866)713-4492.
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today's classified. Did
vou look for it?
One man's trash is anoth-
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your trash to treasure
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home 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 send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
OWN A RECESSION Proof
Business Established ac-
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owner Earning over $200K a
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Porch and Shed, reduced $119,900
S2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
S4BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPOiRT
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
* Waterfnt 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat House
in Lakeport on Lowry Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "O" Access, asking $259K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/Large Sun
Room addition in Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Just Reduced $98,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
* Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
*Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900


*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
* 2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
*Comer lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $89,900
*Vacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
* 1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K
*3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
*3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre,
only $112,500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
1.25 Acres Lot. Asking $19,900
*New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole,
with all extras Asking $330,000
COMMERCIAI/INVESTMENT
*Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
*Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
S1.90 Acres, Hwy 27 former Sonny's
location. Call for details.
*Industrial Rail/Business Park CR 835.
For Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. ft.
building with loading docks. 5600 sq.
ft. metal building with truck bays


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HOMES
1) Sherwood S/D 3/2 mobile home, fenced, great price!! $47K1
2) 2500+ sq.ft located on Del Monte. Beautiful
Cypress trees and located on .86 acres. Only $245K
3) Location!! Beautiful 3/2/2 in Ridgeview Estates. Must
See to appreciate S350K
4) Looking for a large home with a pool? 3/2/2 on
Ponce de Leon. 1/2 acre with privacy fence. generator
quick switch. 2 zone a/c, Must see @ $299K
5) Build your new home here. 1/2 acre located on
Crescent Dr
6) Adorable 3/1. Perfect fur first time buyer $129K
7) 5 Bedroom/3 Bath on North Side Perfect for large
family. Pool, fenced. Must see @ S255K
8) New Listing Just out of town. 3/2 brickhome located
on Corkscrew Blvd. Foreclosure @ $87,900
9) New Listing. 3/2/1 in Sugarland Estates. New in '05
Buy it for $199K, or rent it for $1250 per month.
MANUFACTURED HOMES & LAND
1) Short Sale!! 4/2 mobile home on Man Made
Lake. Must see at $105K
2) Short Sale!! 3/2 mobile home on Man Made
Lake. Upgrades throughout. $115K
3) Only Lot on Royal Palm Ave!! Ready to build
your new home. $85K
4) Tower Lakes. 3/2 on Man Made Lake. Separate
workshop and shed. Beautifully landscaped. $90K
5) Lob in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $21K
6) 2 Skyc Valley lots. Both on Lake. Call for information.
7) 2 Mobile Home lots in Hooker's Point. $25K each
8) 10 Acres i= Home. $165K
Come and visit at our new location!!
113 S. Bond St, Clewiston
Mortgage Assistance Available. Call Glenn for Details.
visit us on the web at www.clewistonflhomes.com
GlennA Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Wilhams (863) 228-6867
Charnaine Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol


ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
m p fM Vi (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3/2 Home with pool and apart- 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent ment Davidson Rd S195,000 Montura fully fenced and
4/2/2 New Home Reduced to 3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000 remodeled only $89,900
$269K 4/3/2 Popash Circle with pool- RENTALS
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to $319,900 Call forAvailableRentals
$190K 3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakeshore
3/2/2 'fl in ced to Villas $165,000 VACANT LAND
$199, P MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
County $174,900 $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $495,000
2/1 near all amenities $109,900 4/2 DWMH Montura $135K 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
New 3/allamenites$0aarland 3/2 DWMH with o/g Pool 17.5 acres Pioneer $315,000
Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
Cir. em$- 2 01o/ 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven 5 res. lots
4/2 Harlem $120,000 secluded corner lot $134,900 $75,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with Moore Haven 2 res. lots
income $174,900 horse-barn fully fenced Montura $39,900
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse REDUCED to $84,900
$295,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd COMMERCIAL
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with $120,000 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
shed $239,000 Mobile Home Park Nall's Rd $200,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed $280,000 Turn-key movie theater on US27
$159,000 Package Deal 4 M-Homes and $395,000
2 vacant lots Call for Details 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2 with pool on Ridge- 1.3 acre New Listing: 3/2 DWMH has CBS 100'xl 20' lot behind $475,000
lot $318,000 outbuilding Magnolia Lane Offices (4) on Deanne Duff $355,000
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000 $79,900 Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K


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NOTICE

Central County Water Control District is no accept-
ing applications for a Clubhouse maintenance
person. This is a full time position with full
benefits. Must be able to work flexible hours,
nights and weekends, some holidays. This is a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at the
Montura Clubhouse, located at 255 N. hacienda
Street, Montura Ranch Estates, Wednesday thru
Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.


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Full Tim


Central County Water Control District
is now accepting applications for a
mechanic minded Heavy Equipment
Operator, specialty on the grader.
This is a full time position with benefits.

Please apply in person at:
475 S. Cabbage Palm St.
Montura Ranch Estates
Monday-Thursday, 7am to 4pm
This is a drug free workplace


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


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

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classifieds.
Emlymn
Medical I2 I


-REGISTERED NURSE-

Our Early Childhood Wellness program is
seeking candidates to be a part of a
multi-disciplinary team working with
children 0-5 enrolled in child care centers
& their families living in the Belle Glade
area. Must be a RN & knowledgeable of
the growth/development of children 0-5.
Provide screening & assessment of
children; home visits to educate &
provide support; & assist child care staff
w/ medical/physical needs of children.
Parent Child Center offers excellent
benefits & an awesome work
environment!
Submit resume to sford@gocpg.org or
fax 561-841-3555
EOE/DFWP


Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


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



NEW SELF
STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,
10x15, 10x30,
12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on
Commereio St.
350 ft. from
Clewiston
Police Dept.
863-983-6663,
863-983-2808,
after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



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





AIR CONDITIONER Window
type. 6,000 BTU. Fedders.
Cold air $50 (863)824-0801
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $850
firm (863)763-3932
$ WE BUY $
AC Compressors,
Elec Motors, $5/ea
863)233-9711
863)234-9869



ROSEVILLE POTTERY- $1000
or will sell separate
(863)467-6984 NO dealers


CAMPING STOVE TOP -
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $50
(863)946-3822
DRYER White Gas Whirlpool
dryer like new. Pick up in Al-
va. $100. (760)702-2652
FREEZER Kenmore 5 Sq Ft
Chest Type Like New $125.
(863)467-0734
FREEZER, WHIRLPOOL -
Chest, like new, $100. Call
863-612-6575
RANGE & REFRIGERATOR -
Whirlpool. Slightly used.
$500 for both, or best offer
(305)409-2341
REFRIGERATOR good condi-
tion, asking $75
(863)697-0845
REFRIGERATOR, GE 18 cu.
ft., brand new, $350. Call
863-801-1620
STOVE 40", 5 burner, gas,
with dbl. oven convection
oven, Kenmore, $500.
(772)463-5760/341-1460
STOVE Kenmore, clock tim-
er, self cleaning oven, every-
thing works, white w/black
trim, $65 (863)675-0104
STOVE, GE Brand new, elec-
tric, $300 or best offer Call
863-801-1620
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
$50. (863)517-0846
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL REFRIG. In Cle-
wiston 25cu.ft. Cools but not
cold needs minor work 2yrs
old $225. (863)599-0809



Aluminum Shed- 8' x 12', you
move, First $1000 takes it
(863)467-0771 leave msg
SHED 8X8 BRAND NEW
$1200. (863)673-4851


TANNING BED Wolfe, older
model, needs new bulbs &
bottom plexiglass, $500 or
best offer (863)467-2844


3 wheel adult bicycle, in good
condition, basket in rear,
hand brakes, good tires $50
(863)484-0239 Okeechobee



STORAGE CONTAINER New
8x15 storage container
$1700. (863)673-8373



Beautiful Steel Buildings
Utility, Industrial, Commercial
Discounted, Can Erect
Local Consultant
www.sca-arp corn
Source#15M
Phone: 561-644-3056
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
S888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
oastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932


BERBER CARPET blue, ap-
prox. 9x12, good condition,
$20. (863)467-6984


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
STROLLER, High Chair, Baby
Set, Youth Seat & Precious
Moments Set. $85 will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.


DRESS SKIRTS 5, excellent
condition, size 8-10, $25 for
all. Call 863-763-9410



COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, 2000+ Ninetndo
games, $150 Call
(863) 517-2782 Tony
Dell computer- Windows Me,
back up programs, discs &
books, w/ desk $100
(863)484-0239 Okeechobee
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
Excellent condition.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like new!
Works w/ Pentium I & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.


COMPUTER DESK glass top
& keyboard pull out shelf,
black & grey $70
(863)763-7807
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
oak, oval, 2 leaves & table
cover, 6 chairs, 4 good, 2
ok. $30 (954)793-3203
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$400 (863)801-9379 OKEE
DINING TABLE Wooden, with
matching hutch, good condi-
tion. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER & Dressing Table
w/mirros Wood dresser
and dressing table with
mirrors refinished with dark
walnut stain and new pulls.
Will sell separately $600.
(863)467-0094
JAMESON VITA PEDIC CLAS-
SIC TWIN MATT & BOX-
SPRING with headboard,
$100 (863)467-8483
LANAI CHAIR & END TABLE -
$30 for both In good condi-
tion (863)357-4195
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
$150. (561)261-1475
(561)261-2434
LOVESEAT/RECLINER leath-
er, very good condition,
$350 or best offer.
(863)763-6706
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
full sz., used in spare bed-
room, frame included, $100.
(863)357-0709
RECLINER Burgundy, good
condition, $35. Call
863-214-3850
RECLINING SOFA like new,
floral/burgundy/dark green,
$300. (863)763-5422 or
(863)610-1122
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
ing $35 (863)214-3850
SOFA & LOVESEAT Comfort
Convertible Serta sleeper w/
full size matt, Must see
$300 (863)467-8483
TABLE with 4 chairs & small
matching hutch, good con-
dition, $200. (863)763-5422
or (863)610-1122


TWIN BEDS (2) Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good
condition. $200/neg.
(863)801-4875



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


1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
GUN RACK Mounts to wall.
Locking drawer Holds up to
4. Great Condition $25.
(863)634-6601
PISTOL Browning, Nickel
Plated, 380 Auto. Sell for
$500 or trade for good used
golf cart. (863)357-3065
RUGER P90 45 ACR $400
(863)674-0613



AB LOUNGER exerciser, like
new, $25. Call
863-763-6784



HOT WATER Heater, Rheem,
low profile, 20 gallons, new,
perfect for camping, $125.
Call 863-612-9233


LUGGAGE SET brand new,
hunter green, 2 pc., $100.
(863)467-5500



PATIO BAR Grey Formica, 2
shelves, 3 doors w/4 white,
wicker, swivel high back
chairs. $225 (863)763-6640
PATIO SET 7pc, Martha
Stewart, 2 glass top tbls, 4
padded chrs & couch, good
cond $100 (863)467-1539


Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 ~ E-mail
cofstampa@gmail.com.
HARMAR Electric Mobility Lift
- $500. Call 863-532-1325
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger Used very little.
Pd. $50000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122
SCOOTER Golden Champion
II, electric, $500. Call
863-532-1325


22" Chrome Rims with 305
Komuo tires, 6 lug, only
5,000 miles, $1300
(863)288-7310 Ask for Terry
AB LOUNGE Ab Lounge in
excellent condition. Used
maybe 5 times. $50.
(863)357-6315
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
FUEL TANK 53 gallon, I-
shaped, with electric pump,
$250. (863)634-4758
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 2Oft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
REESE HITCH for Toyota Tun-
dra pickup truck $75.
(863)763-2692
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1700. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)
TRAILER 10 x 60 BHR Water
front property with front &
back porch, fl room & sun
room. Needs TLC
$3000/neg. (863)467-1524
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
WELDER Lincoln 220v Stick
Welder $1 00/firm.
(863)357-5837



FENDER PRINCETON guitar
amp with effects, like new,
$200. Call (863)763-1878
French Horn- used for 1 year,
in good condition, comes
with case, $500 or best offer
(863)634-6636 leave msg
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R. 100 watts,
Excellent condition w/cover.
$225 (863)763-8667
TELECASTER replacement
neck like new, $60. Call
863-763-1878



TYPEWRITER like brand new
$25 (863)763-8790



35 GALLON Hex Fish Tank -
Call for info. $50/firm.
(863)763-7029
ALUM DOG BOX 69x26x22,
3 slots, paid $650 will sell
for $550 (863)467-0423 or
(863)610-0985
CHIHUAHUA- M 11/ yrs old &
PIT BULL F, Blue & White
w/UKC papers/cropped ears.
$200 ea (863)302-4442
DOG BOX with double swing
door Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
PIG Domesticated, must sell,
$25. Call Rob at
772-577-0283 (Okeecho-
bee)



AERATOR SYSTEM Salt wa-
ter system, $600. Call
863-612-6575
BATHROOM SINK & Faucet,
used, has connecting pieces.
$15 (954)793-3203


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BIG DISH sat.rec-dsr922
comp system $1200/or best
offer. (772)807-0644
(772)878-8321



SEWING MACHINE Brothers,
never used much, $50
(863)763-8790



GOLF CART 2003, gas Club
Cart, $2,200. Call
863-674-0579
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
offer (561)983-3676
(561)996-1026



BOSE CINEMATE Digital Home
Theater Speaker System
NEW in box. $425.
(863)763-2692
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
- Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790


SONY 65" TV- twin picture -
works perfect $800.
(863)983-8572
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790



GENERAL GENERATOR 15K
watt cont., 30hp on wheel,
50 amp cord, less than 30hr,
$1450 neg (772)597-5900
GENERATOR- 16KW w/Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $500/neg Call
(863)763-4057
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, 11 hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $450
(863)612-0992 LaBelle
GENERATOR Pramac, 7500
hp, used only 8hrs, paid
$1300 sell for $800
(863)763-3451



AIRBOATS 2 hulls & 4 mo-
tors, remote control, com-
plete, $400 or best offer
(863)634-0018
HALEX FOOTBALL Table -
Regular Adult size. Great
Condition. $50.
(863)634-6601
PLAY MOBILE 123 TRAIN SET
- asking $20 (863)763-7807
TMAX TRUCKS (2) 1 com-
plete, run, $300 or best of-
fer. (863)634-0018


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!


Agriculture



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




FORD TRACTOR ENGINE -
2000 series, gas engine re-
built, $500 (239)657-5271


HORSE FOR SALE $500
(863)675-2992
QUARTER HORSE MIX- 3 year
old, red, $600 or best offer
Call 863-467-6122 or
863-634-9433
QUARTER HORSES 1 with
foal, 1 with sweet demeanor,
$600/will separate. Call
863-674-1234



DISC for a tractor, $300. Call
239-321-9599 from
6pm-7:30pm
MOWER 7FT W/Deutz 5220
26 hp Diesel w/3pt photo
available $3000.
(863)357-5837


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals



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



CLEWISTON 2 bd
Second Month Free!
$595/month Neat & Clean
Sugar Realty Inc.
(863)983-2933



BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
212ba, 1 car garage. Stainless
Steel appliances, incl washer/
dryer Furnished upon request.
Walking distance to Lake
Okeechobee & Roland Martin's
Marina in Clewiston. $1000
mo. + $500 sec. & util. ($100
+/-). Call for more informa-
tion. 732-496-5454


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HOT DEALS Commerical Corner, Hwy 27
*Bass N Sun Condo 2/2 furnished 3500 sq ft Bldg $310,000
Corian Countertops Great View. *Banked Owned 840 N Nogal
$1,500 Mo income Reduced $39.5K
from $139,900 to $123,000 -Under $85K, 3/2 New Pergo
*Roland Martins Marina Condo flooring, screen patio, covered
2/2 Reduced from Sold 'As Is" parking, oversized lot
$175K to $140K -Nu Construction on 1.25 ac $99K
*133 & 117 Florida Ave: Fiberglass LISTED
and boat repair business zoned indus- *2 Houses Northside $150K
trial in Moore Haven $189K *2 Acres w/house Flaghole $175k
*Lots ofLadeca 5 ac tracts *JimmyBuffet! 3/2wworkshop $225k
*Only buildable lot on water *MHYC, Caloosahatchee River $105k
in Clewiston $35k -Rent to Own access to
*Duplex 2/1 Concrete Block $108K Caloosahatchee River 3/2 $129k


*Lease/Option MH $107k *1701 Panama Ave $129.9 3/2
Ridgdill S/D on 2.5 Acres Fully Furnished
*421 E Del Monte, 1.14 ac *504 S Berner Rd 3/2 w/ mother-
$299,900 Executive Home in-law suite $254,990
*Sky Valley S/D, Yes, U Can *(2) Dolce Townhomes @
Lennar's Sweet Lake Villas $189K
Own 1/2 acre lot! Starting @ $45K -Rent (3) 3/1 CBS Homes in
*Beautiful Home w/pool on Harlem. Section 8 renters
20 acres $679k 40'x60' Horse Barn *Clewiston 2BD Second month
*20 acre Tree Nursery Fully free $595/mo. Neat & Clean
Operational in Glades Co. Just *Vacant Commerical.77 acre
Reduced S100,000 for quick sale! $175K Lopez Ave. 9 units
*Prime Store front w/parking *3/2 MH on 5.0 AC on Center
lot on Hwy 27 REDUCED Ave $199.9K Prestine
*Seminole Manor 3/2 $79,900 1 mile on Hwy 27 zoned AG


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This Week's Specials
Lot in Clewston 1171 Liberty $12,000.00
357 Avenue E 3/1 on .44 acres $99,000.00
K FORECLOSU~ thoN ~oand Cir $169,900
1110 VSA Le 1]@@, 9,900
490 Hooke Pit V tras $138,000
.88 acres rD nd new A/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Caloosahatchee
$149,900
153 Pine )0@@i ,$$ 9,900
143 Avenue I studio 500 sq feet zoned commercial $89,900
2960 Old Lakeport Rd. 2BR/2BA Home $183,500
422 New Lane 2BR/2BA M/H $95,300
1025 NE 23rd St. :flM E &I-[B $179,900
65 Miller Drive 3/2 WATERFRONT $164,000
3290 Riverview Ortona Lot $28,000.00
, 12605 Canopy Lane Ortona Lot $28,000.00
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*La Deca $85,000. 5 acres, agricultural, fenced,
cleared, pond w/ tilapias
* Tilapia farm, M/H, 5 acres, 18 pools. Needs repair.
MAKE OFFER
* Clewiston 2-1/2 acres, CBS home $210,000.
* Hwy 27, $210,000, home +3/4 acres, near a gas station
Other properties. Low prices. Make officer


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,600! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson
Rd, 1/1, $600 mo. + $600
sec, no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA, bbq house, shed,
$900/mo. $650 dep.
No pets. Call 863-677-0977
CLEWISTON Waterfront Cot-
tage. 1 BR. Many extra's!
$700 mo. + sec. dep. &
utilities. (863)983-4314
CLEWISTON 319 W. Trinidad,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.
No inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 429 E. Trinidad,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.
No inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
FOR RENT OR SALE 3 BR, 2
BA in Moore Haven, 215
Avenue H. $600 mo.
Commercial/Residential
(772)589-0794
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS. W/D,
$1100/mo. Lease option avail.
Call 954-775-5875
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860.


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Lakefront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
(800)709-LAKE.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
S803)826-6033 (Brokers
protected .
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (888)306-4734.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
866)550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes




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





CLEWISTON 1.5 BR, 10x42
MH 1/4 acre. New appl's in-
cluding W&D. Recently reno-
vated. No pets. $625 mo. +
sec. dep. Immed. Occupan-
cy. (863) 805-2869 or
(954)649-9095

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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as down payment. Financing available.

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CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres cul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, w/all improvements
$90,000. 561-985-7570




35+ Acres from $34,900 First
Come, First Served Saturday,
October 4, 2008 Southern
Colorado ranches Excellent
financing available Call for
your private property tour
(866)696-5263 x4576.
Beautiful 64 acre farm with
2500-/+ square foot execu-
tive home located in Thomas
County, GA. Would make a
great horse farm... 529,900.
Call Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
*LOW $ DOWN HOMES* Gov't
& Bank Repos! Little $
Down! Call Now!
(800)861-5890


MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1 BR/1 BA- Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
(772)215-0010
KIBB'S FISH CAMP
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide in
adult community, swimming
pool, club house & dock.
Must be 55 yrs or older to
live in this secure community
located on the river in Moore
Haven. Only $595 monthly
with $200 security Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325
NEW mobile homes in 55 yr
or older adult community. No
rate increase guaranteed for
3 yrs. $595 month. Call Ken-
ny (863)673-4325


PALM HARBOR
4/2 Model Home Loaded!l
Over 2,000 sq ft
Set-up on your lot for
$499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832
RENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106
SEMINOLE MANOR -
3BR/2BA, walking distance
to elem/high schools. Call
863-228-0206/599-1209
SOUTH CLEWISTON For
Rent or sale: 3br, 2ba dbl
wide, $800/mo
2br, 2ba dbl wide, $700/mo
(863)228-9138 leave msg


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BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS sale. Many 3 & 4
bed DW sold in the $40's.
All reasonable offers consid-
ered. Call (863) 673-4325
HOMES OF MERIT 2000,
3BR, 2BA, 32x64, Fireplace,
Extra Lg. Kitchen. New metal
roof. Located in the Clewis-
ton area. Must be moved.
$55,000 (863)983-5609
Homes of Merit, new 4/2 DW
only $58,900 incl setup, a/c
& skirting. Very easy financ-
ing, low monthly payment
Call (863) 675-8888
MOBILE HOME SALE
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide
$43,200 Set-up & A/C
863-983-8106
863-675-6266
2009 4BR/2BA
$50,900 Set-up & A/C
Easy Financing
800-330-8106
863-467-6622
NEW 3/2 DW on 1.25 acre lot
in Montura. Never lived in.
Only $72,900 Very easy fi-
nancing, low monthly pay-
ment Call (863) 675-8888
New 3br/2bath DW $42,900
incl setup, a/c & skirting.
Easy financing, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888
SCOTBILT 4bed 2ba, 32x80.
Must see. $69,900. This is
$15K below dealer cost. Dis-
tress sale, easy financing
with low down payment
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325
TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107
TROPICAL MOBILE Home Vil-
lage 2BR, 2BA single wide,
$18,000/best offer. Call Hel-
en or Debbie 863-902-1133

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Recreation



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





AIR BOAT & TRLR 13', 150
Lycoming, Polymer on bot-
tom, runs great, sips gas,
$4200 neg (863)532-0902

ALUM BASS BOAT 17ft,
40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or
best offer (863)634-2684


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BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
85hp Merc, motor guide,
depth finders, looks & runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
FIBERGLASS ROW BOAT -
91', 6hp Evinrude mtr, &
trailer, $800. (772)463-5760
or (772)341-1460
GHEENOE 15 Ft w/25hp, To-
hatasu Engine, Stick Steer-
ing, Trolling motor & Trailer.
$3000 239-823-2587
IRWIN 37' center cockpit Sail-
boat, needs work, but a steal
at $5,000. Call
239-823-2587
MORGAN 24 cc fishing boat,
new Seacocks/fresh bottom,
inbrd diesel needs rebuild,
$4,500. 239-823-2587
PONTOON BOAT 20', in wa-
ter, no trailer, $300 or best
offer. Call 863-610-0734
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg. (863)610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $1200 or best offer
(863)801-1666
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 Ib thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80
(863)673-0980



COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$3500 (772)342-7304



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



CLASSIC ANTIQUE Honda
Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $1,250
(863) 763-8642
HARLEY HERTIGAGE Softtail
Special. 4500 miles, 2 tone
green/silver, lots of chrome
& extras, must see. $13,500.
Call 863-634-7021
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 7
Ft., New: tires, bearings &
running lights. Single track w
/ramp. $295 (863)805-2869


SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL
ANYTIME 10am-8pm.
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1990 -
11,000 mIs. $2100
(863)673-5999




HONDA 450 R '04 needs a
starter $2000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
(863)801-1666
SUZUKI 80cc 4 wheeler, very
good condition, $1,200. Call
863-634-7021


Automobiles




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




96' Oldsmobile- red, 2 door,
power windows, power
locks, $2500 or best offer
(863)763-0268 After 5ppm
ACURA LEGEND GS '91 au-
to, sunroof, $1500
(863)675-4602
CADALLIAC, 1994 Perfect!
No rips, tears or rust! Every-
thing works, $900. Call
863-763-8642
CHEVROLET Select 94 van
350 engine with wheel chair
lift body fair condition runs
good no ac $1500/or best
offer. (863)634-9433
(863)467-6122
Dodge Ram 350- 91', Diesel,
4WD, 1 ton pick up $1600
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD ESCORT 1996 Two
Door, Five Speed, Blue,
everything works, great on
gas. $1300. (863)447-5410
FORD EXPLORER 2000 4X4
A/C RUNS GREAT $3000.
(863)673-4851
Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD TOPAZ 1994 White 4
door, a/c, under 60,000 mi
$900/or best offer.
(863)467-7896
Honda Accord Ex- 93', 5
speed, A/C, black, sun roof,
$2500 neg (863)697-9005
or (863)532-0189
LINC TOWN CAR SIGNATURE
SERIES '86 78K, excellent
condition, many extras,
$2800 neg (321)225-0324
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Accord $500! 93
Acura Legend $500!! For
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.
Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6,
runs great, looks good, AC,
CD player, PW, PL $4500
firm (863)763-7609 Okee
RED SATURN SC1 '98 great
running car, 2 dr, 5 spd, cold
AC, over 38 mpg, asking
$2400 (863)447-0837
Saturn SL2 00'- 4 dr, cold air,
Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles,
New tires/battery, ex. cond.
$3850 neg (863)357-0224



WILLY'S JEEP WAGON 1963 -
4X4, Orig. 6 cyl. Tornado en-
gine. $4500 please call
(239)823-2587




FORD EXPEDITION, 1997 -
4WD, leather interior, good
condition, $3,500. Call
863-302-4442


CHEVY K20 1975 SWB fits
8in superlift 40 in super
swampers dual exaust da-
na60 1ton running gear
ebelbrock carb & intake
$4000/or best offer.
(334)432-0222
SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, 3/4
ton. $500 (561)307-7926 In
Okeechobee.




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



BIG BLOCK CHEVY 6.385 H
Beam Rods, new in box,
$200 (863)227-4400
CAMPER TOP for 2000 -
2005 Dodge 1500. Red.
Really good shape. $200 or
best offer. (863)634-1423
CAMPER TOPPER Fiber-
glass, For full size long bed
pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win-
dows. $500 (863)697-2032
DODGE DUALLY, 1995- Cum-
mings diesel, you can hear
run, $1500. Call
863-467-9336
FORD 300 ENGINE 6 cyl, 4
speed, runs good, $400 or
best offer (239)657-5271
FORD AEROSTAR, 1984 For
parts, $500. Call
863-254-7292
GMC Crew Cab, 1989 Motor
needs cam shaft, good tran
& rear, $1200. Call
863-467-9336
RIMS (4) 22X9.5 Panther
Blunt & (4) Kuhmo Tires.
Mounted & balanced. Mint
cond. $1500 863-532-1886
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
SMALL BLOCK CHEVY- Eagle
6" rods, new in box $200
(863)227-4400
TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil-
lac Escallade '07, chrome al-
loy, P265/65/R18. very nice
$800 (863)763-0944
TRANSMISSION Automatic,
C6, electric, $400. Call
863-634-1343 after 5pm
TRUCK MOTOR Ford straight
6, 300, tranny & t-case,
$500 or trade for Chevy mtr
& tranny. (561)307-7926
TRUCK RIMS (4)- 18", alumi-
num Ford, 6 lug, all hard-
ware included. $400 or best
offer (863)634-1545
VOLVO 740, 1984 For parts,
$750. Call 863-254-7292



DODGE RAM, 1986- 1 ton du-
ally, flat bed, goose neck,
a/c works, 116K orig. miles,
$2,500 firm. 863-697-2032
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4759
TOYOTA, 1989 4WD, great
shape, $4,500. Call
863-675-2378
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
4-wd, a/c, 5-spd, V-6
$3500/firm. (863)634-3971
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
clean good truck, 4-wd, a/c,
5-spd, V-6 $3500.
(863)634-3971



FORD EXPLORER, 1995 -
Good working condition,
$1,500/best offer. Call
561-692-2170 or 983-7673
FORD EXPLORER Sport, 1993
Runs good, a/c, 5 spd., V6,
$1,200. Call 863-675-1855
HONDA PASSPORT 1989 -
Snrf, V-6, 4-wd, a/c,Au-
to.,runs good $1200/or best
offer. (863)467-8184
ISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900
or best offer (863)801-6497



DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide, 10ft long, $1500
cash (863)634-2303
EMERSON TRAILER open,
7x12, with mesh ramp, $650
or best offer (772)597-5900
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822


UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x13',dual
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond. $750/or best offer.
(863)467-7415
UTIL./STOCK TRAILER partly
enclosed, good cond. dual
axle new tires $800/neg.
(863)484-0833



PLYMOUTH 1989 V6 good
paint/tires needs some en-
gine work. $500/or best of-
fer (863)599-0809


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN AND FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case Number: 2008-101-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
HORACIO VILLA
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of Hora-
cio Villa, deceased, File Number
2008-101-CF is pending in the Circuit
Court of Hendry County, Florida. Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
PO. Box 1760, LaBile, Florida 33975,
the names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative,
venue or Jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demand
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is Sept. 18th, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
William 0. Kratochvil, Esquire
Fla. Bar No.: 0343640
GEORGE, HARTZ & LUNDEN
Attorneys for Personal Representative
13751 Metropolis Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Tele: 239-337-7787
Personal Representative:
Adriana Villa
315 3rd Avenue
LaBelle, Florida 33935
291248 CN 9/18,25/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-774-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 14, Block 75, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, first Subdivision, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291743 CN 09/18,25/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 05-ca-280
UCN: 222005CA000280XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CER-
TIFICATE HOLDERS, PARK PACE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2005-WCW2,
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSEPH ENCINOSA, et al.,
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated May 16, 2008, and an
Order Resetting Sale dated Sept. 9,
2008, and entered in Case No. 05-
CA-280 UCN: 222005CA000280)XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Glades County,
Florida, herein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as
Trustee for the Benefit of the Certificate
Holders, Park Place Securities, Inc. As-
set-Backed Pass-Through Certificates
Series 2005-WCW2 is Plaintiff and JO-
SEPH ENCINOSA; ARGENT MORTGAGE
COMPANY LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS
ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST
IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
are Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Front
Steps of the Glades County Courthouse,
500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida
33471 in Glades County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2008, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 67, GLADES LITTLE RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Court not later than five business
days prior to the proceeding at the
Glades County Courthouse, Telephone
863-946-0113 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at Moore Haven, Florida, on
Sept.10,2008.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By:/s/Jennifer Bevis
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
291408 GCD9/25;10/2/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-766-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Pl-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The South V1 ofthe SW A4 of the NE A4 of
the NE V4 of the SE V4 of Section 14,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Also known as
Lot 2956 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIViSION
CASE NO. 262008CA000214XXXXXX
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
GAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC.
TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-HE5,
Plaintiff
vs.
DON J. RUSSELL, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Summary Find Judgment of
foreclosure dated Sept. 8, 2008, and en-
tered in Case No.
262008CA000214)XXXXXX of the Circuit
Court in and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC.
TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-HE5 is Plaintiff and Don J. Russell;
Bank of America, N.A.; Unknown Tenant
No. 1; Unknown Tenant No. 2; and All
Unknown Parties Claiming Interests By,
Through, under or Against a Named De-
fendant to this Action, or Having or
Claiming to Have Any Right, Title or Inter-
est in the Property Herein Described, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at on the Second
Floor in front of the Main Clerk's Office at
the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935
at Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 8th day of October, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 11, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
10, PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Court not later than five
business days prior to the proceeding
at the Hendry County Courthouse.
Telephone 941-675-5217 or
1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Ser-
vice.
DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Sept. 11,
2008.
BARBARA BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291594 CN 9/18,24/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-767-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein P-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants,, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The East V1 of the NE A4 of the NW A4 of
the NE V4 of the NW V4 of Section 13,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Also known as
Lot 3700 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.


WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem- ber 12, 2008.
ber 12, 2008.


BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291781 CN 09/18,25/08

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BARBARA S. BU ILER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291779 CN 09/18,25/08

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ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS:
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors for the Central County Water
Control District, will hold their annual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the Board of Supervisors on Saturday October 18, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.- 6p.m. at
the Montura Ranch Estates Clubhouse in Montura, Florida. The purpose of the
landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the district, and hold the Annual
Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need specific directions to the Club-
house or additional information you may contact the district office at
863-983-5797 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All interested persons are
invited to attend and be heard.
Central County Water Control District
Montura Ranch Estates, Forida
Residents de Montura Reunion de duenos detierra
Y election Annual Para Condado Central district de Control
deAgua
Noticia se esta dando que la junta de Supervisores del Condado Cenral district de
Control de Agua, tendra su reunion annual de duenos de tierra y election annual
para junta de supervisors el sabado October 18,2008 de 8:00 a.m. -a 6:00 p.m.
en el club de Montura Ranch Estates, Florida. el proposito de la reunion es para
conducer los negocios del district y hacel la election annual de la junta de su-
pervisors. Si nesesita instruciones para Ilegar al club por favor Ilamar aa officina
del district. 863-983-5797 de 9:00 a.m. a 2 :00 p.m. todos interesados deben
tender.
Central County Water Control District
Montura Ranch Estates, Florida
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, 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 4, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of proposed amendments to the
Constitution of the State of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to delete provisions authorizing the
Legislature to regulate or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by
aliens ineligible for citizenship.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 2. Basic rights.-All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalien-
able rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded
for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; -pt tl._t t. _h'p, .. .t. d. p- .t.
.d p- f lp pprt/by l. J.3:LI. f. .t. _h'p' y L 31l-t d -p .L.t d by No per-
son shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)
Ballot Title: FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT
Ballot Summary: This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as
husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized.
Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and local government revenues and expenditures
cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal
union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget eform Commission)
Ballot Title: CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT AFFECTING THE ASSESSED VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL
REAL PROPERTY
Ballot Summary: Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit consideration of changes or improve-
ments to residential real property which increase resistance to wind damage and installation of renewable ener-
gy source devices as factors in assessing the property's value for ad valorem taxation purposes. Effective upon
adoption, repeals the existing renewable energy source device exemption no longer in effect.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general
law to make payment to the taxng unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used
predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general
law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the 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 defined 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 specified 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.
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de(,- Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of his-
toric 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 specified by general
law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by gen-
eral law.
e),,- By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provded:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection e~eie.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection Wp4A% shall be changed annually on January 1st of each
year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection ,eeie.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided in this subsection hRen..
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection horeen.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this 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 two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes 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 home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
ference 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 sub-
section heren..
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 home-
stead 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 ,e, e.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) 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 specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of any 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 natu-
ral 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 reduc-
tion 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.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined 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.
(g) 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 (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in this sub-
section.


(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined 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 assess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined 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 subsec-
tion.
(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.
(h) The legislature by general law and subject to conditions specified therein may prohibit the consid-
eration 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
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Limitation on the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes --
(a) The repeal of the renewable energy source property tax exemption in Section 3 of Article VII shall take
effect upon approval by the voters
(b) The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII authorizing the legislature to prohibit an increase in the
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No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CONSERVED LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND
ASSESSMENT OF LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION
Ballot Summary: Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption for real property encumbered by per-
petual conservation easements or other perpetual conservation protections, defined by general law. Requires
Legislature to provide for classification and assessment of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpet-
ually encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects assessment benefit to conditions, limitations,
and reasonable definitions established by general law. Applies to property taxes beginning in 2010.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general
law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used
predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general
law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the 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 exsting businesses, as defined 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 specified 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) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax
exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and oper-
ated, to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the 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 lim-
its of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by gener-
al law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
(a) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuitvy for con-
servation purposes including real nronertv encumbered bv perpetual conservation easements or byv other er-


petual conservation protections as defined by general law
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 classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) As provided bv general law and subject to conditions limitations and reasonable definitions speci-
fied therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
Lc)_6, Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
d,4 All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this 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 two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes 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 home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
ference 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 herein.
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 home-
stead 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
herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for applica-
tion of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
..W 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 specified by general law.
f...e A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
value of homestead property to the extent of any 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 defined
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(4G shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined 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.
L4* 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),4 andJg)l. shall change only as provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property Thereafter, such


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d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities commercial fishing facilities and marine vessel con-
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(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and rea-
e definitions as specified by the legislature by general law
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Assessment of working waterfront property--The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII providing for the
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NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that the Legislature authorize
counties to levy a local option sales tax to supplement community college funding; requiring voter approval to
levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.-
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law to
levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for their respective purposes,
except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal property and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods not
longer than two years when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not whol-
ly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in excess of the following millages upon the assessed value of real
estate and tangible personal property: for all county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for
all school purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the northwest portion of the state lying west
of the line between ranges two and three east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the remaining por-
tions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other special districts a millage authorized by law approved by vote of the
electors who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing municipal serv-
ices may, to the extent authorized by law, levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served bv an open-access public institution whose primary mission and responsibility
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-769-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The North V, of the NW V4 of the SW V4
of the SE 4 of the NW4 of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Also known as
Lot 3169 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291776 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-773-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 1, Block 28, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38
and 39, Public Records of Hendry
County, Florida
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291747 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-768-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., MAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The East V of the SW V4 of the SE V4 of
the SW /4 of the NE /4 of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. also known as
Lot 3268 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 8, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291777 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-770-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The East V, of the NW V4 of the NE V4 of
the NE V, of Section 14, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida. Also known as Lot 3574 in
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES an unre-
corded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291745 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-772-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 7, Block 12, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, first Subdivision, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 8, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291772 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-771-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., MAN-
CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 2, Block 28, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, first Subdivision, according to
the map or pit thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 28 and 39,
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291774 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-765-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The North V, of the NW V4 of the SW V4
of the SE 4 of the NW/4 of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida. Also known as
Lot 3169 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291784 CN 09/18,25/08


NOTICE FOR BIDS
The Hendry Co. Fair & Livestock
Shows, Inc. will be accepting bids un-
til 10/3/08 for the demolition and de-
brit removal of the building located @
710 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston.
The H.C. Fair reserves the right to re-
ject any or all bids, with or without
cause, or to accept a bid in its best
judgment.
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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 assess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined 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 subsec-
tion.
(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.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 28. Property tax exemption and classification and assessment of land used for conservation
purposes The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII requiring the creation of an ad valorem tax exemption for
real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes and the amendment to Section 4 of Article VII
requiring land used for conservation purposes to be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis
of character or use for purposes of ad valorem taxation shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall
be implemented by January 1 2010 This section shall take effect upon approval of the electors
No. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: ASSESSMENT OF WORKING WATERFRONT PROPERTY BASED UPON CURRENT USE
Ballot Summary: Provides for assessment based upon use of land used predominantly for commercial fishing
purposes; land used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable and accessible to the public; marinas and
drystacks that are open to the public; and water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing
facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
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 classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this 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 two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes 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 home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
ference 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 herein.
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 home-
stead 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
herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) 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 specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of any 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 natu-
ral 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 reduc-
tion 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.
(f) For all leaves other than school district leaves, assessments of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined 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.
(g) For all levies other than school district leaves, assessments of real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in this sub-
section.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined 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 assess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined 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 subsec-
tion.
(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.
(h)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use
of the propertv:


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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


acting
through the United States Department
of Agriculture, Rural Development,
f/k/a Farmers Home Administration,
Plaintiff
vs.
Defendants.

that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on September 9,
2008, by the above entitled Court in
the above styled cause, the under-
signed Clerk of Court or any of his duly
authorized deputies, will sell the prop-
erty situated in Glades County, Florida,
described as:
The West 37.50 feet of Lot 4, all of Lot
5, and the East 31.25 feet of Lot 6
Block 37, MOORE HAVEN, as recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 35, of the Pubic
Records of Glades County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash on October 9, 2008, at
11:00 A.M. at the front of the Glades
County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471, subject to all
ad valorem taxes and assessments for
the real property described above.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, FT
MYERS, TELEPHONE
1-800-955-8771, WITHIN TWO (2)
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM-
PAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE.
DATED on Sept. 10, 2008.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
500 Ave. J
PO Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
BY: /s/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
291416 GCD 9/25;10/2/08



Plaintiff
vs.
Defendant(s)

TO: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
539 Bond Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 10th day of Sept. 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291532 CN 9/18,25/08


The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday September 25 2008 at 5:00
PRM at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
292719 CB/CN 9/25/08



FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN
COMPANY
Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO. 08 607 CA
PATRICIA REA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF PATRICIA REA; ANTONIO REA
SANTIAGO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANTONIO REA SANTIAGO; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS
A NOMINEE FORFREMONT INVEST-
MENT & LOAN; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2
Defendant(s)

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Hendry County, Florida, de-
scribed as:

LOT 18, BLOCK 2149, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA
A/K/A
4025 E. Sunflower Cir.
Labelle, Fl 33935
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit
Court in the Hendry County Court-
house (being the second floor hallway
of the Hendry County Courts Building)
La Belle, FI 33935 at 11:00 AM, on
October 8,2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 11th day of Sept., 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/D.HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on the following petition on October 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will deter-
mine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the
application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.

The recommendation of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County
Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on November
12, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Ave,
Clewiston, Florida.

Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may
be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Petition Number: RZ08-0005


Applicant:


People Who Care, Inc., represented by Rock Enterprises, Inc.


Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY
CHANGE FROM THE CONVENIENCE COMMERCIAL (C-1) ZONING DIS-
TRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT TO
ALLOW A FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM INCLUDING
EDUCATION, COUNSELING, TEMPORARY LIVING FACILITIES, AND RELAT-
ED ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES IN AN EXISTING BUILDING ON 0.14 +/-
ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT SEVERABILITY SCRIVENER'S
ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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TO: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
5824 Strawberry Lakes Circle
Lake Worth, FL 33463
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
TO: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
5824 Strawberry Lakes Circle
Lake Worth, FL 33463


LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 9th day of Sept. 2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291568 CN 9/18,25/08




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell these ve-
hicles on 10/10/2008, 10:00 am at 4
S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL
33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING
& RECOVERY reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and/or all bids.
1FTCR14U5MPA63226
292595 CN 9/25/08


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol-
lowing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate 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
982 2006 1-15-44-32-AOO-0094-0000 ELINA E. RODRIGUEZ
The North one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
NuiliLwebt uiie-qudaLl uf Sediuii 15, Tuwiibllip 44 Suulih, Rdaiye 32 Edbt, Heiidly
County, Florida. SUBJECT to right-of-way of State Road No. 833, as existing. SUB-
JECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. SUBJECT to an
easement for an access road of the North 80 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3124,
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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the at ., on the in
the month of, which is the day of.
Dated this 20th day of
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291730 CGS 91/18,25;10/2,9/08






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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate 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
612 2005 1-14-43-31-AOO-0001-0900 PALM FARMS, LTD
Begin at Northwest corner of Section 14; thence S 00 39'42" E, 916.21 feet to the
Point-of-Beginning thence continue 330.00 feet; thence S 89 58'40 E, 437.12 feet;
thence N 00 01 '20" E, 330.00 feet, thence N 89 58'40" W, 441.06 feettothe Point-
of-Beginning, in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the in
themonth of which isthe dayof Dated this day of.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291740 CGS 9/18,25/10/2,9/08


IPublic NoIIIce


I*Public Notice


The public is invited to attend a joint governmental meeting between Hendry
County and the Cities of Clewiston and Labelle on the South Florida Inland Port Pro-
ject. The meeting will be held on at the John Boy Auditorium,
1200 South W.C. Owen Ave, Clewiston, Florida. The presentation begins at
There will be a tour of the Airglades Airport and Hilliard properties following the
meeting. The County is tentatively planning a luncheon after the tour at the John Boy
Auditorium.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the Chair with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
For more information, please call the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Depart-
ment at 863-675-5240 or write to vcautero@hendryfla net
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
292747 CB/CN 9/25/08




Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing on at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to
consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency and to discuss an or-
dinance amending the Hendry County Land Development Code.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal isto be based.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, MORE SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-50-7, MAINTENANCE OF COP-
IES; SECTION 1-51-4.2, ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES; SECTION 1-51-5.1,
INITIATION OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE; SECTION 1-51-5.2, REVIEW OF
APPLICATION; SECTION 1-51-6, PROCEDURE FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS; SEC-
TION 1-51-7, ADMINISTRATIVE WAIVERS; SECTION 1-51-8, PROCEDURES FOR
MEDICAL HARDSHIP SPECIAL PERMIT; SECTION 1-53-1.5, INTERPRETATION
OF ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES; SECTION 1-53-2, ZONING DISTRICTS; SEC-
TION 1-53-3.5, TEMPORARY USES; SECTION 1-53-3.7, AGRICULTURAL TRAN-
SITIONAL DISTRICT; SECTION 1-53-5.2, PUD DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
PROCEDURES; SECTION 1-53-5.3 PUD APPROVAL PROCEDURES; SECTION
1-53-6.3, FENCES, HEDGES AND WALLS; SECTION 1-53-6.5, COMMUNITY
RESIDENTIAL HOMES; SECTION 1-53-6.6 MOBILE HOMES; SECT,-,
AGRICULTURE IN RESIDENTIALLY ZONED DISTRICTS; SECTION II
BILE HOME PARKS; SECTION 1-53-6.12, AUTO SALVAGE/JUNKYARDS AND
ABANDONED PROPERTY; SECTION 1-54-4, PROHIBITION AGAINST CONVEY-
ANCES AND DIVISIONS OF LAND AND ISSUANCE OF PERMITS IN VIOLATION OF
CHAPTER; ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW SECTION 1-54-5, LARGE LOT SUBDIVI-
SIONS; SECTION 1-58-17, PURPOSE AND INTENT OF GATEWAY OVERLAY COR-
RIDOR; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION,
INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
292484 CB/CN 9/25/08


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol-
lowing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate 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
795 2006 1-29-43-32-AOO00-10-0000 Pahokee Environmental Center, Inc
The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter of Section 29, Township 43 South, Range 32 East, Hendry
County, Florida.
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
Subjectto existing easements and right of ways of record.
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the in
the month of October, which is the 23rd day of October, 2008.
Dated this day of
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291739 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/08




Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Jackman Cattle Inc, 8765 CR 835, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application
061106-15 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 2678 acres of agricultural lands with
livestock. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the
L-1 Canal and the project is located in Sections 11,13-15,22-26,34, Township 44
South, Range 34 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
292540 CN/GCD 9/25/08






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate 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
302 2006 1-32-42-29-030-0000-0170 Thelma Reynoso/Joseph A. Cofer
The South 112.5 feet of the East one-half of Lot 17, the South 112.5 feet of Lot 18;
the North 12.5 feet of Lot 31 and the North 12.5 feet of the East one-half of Lot 32,
OAK PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6,
Page 142, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida, being commonly referred to as
being recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 83, Public Records of Desoto 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the in
the month of which is the Dated this day of.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291744 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/08


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol-
lowing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate 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
1586 2006 1-07-44-33-030-0023-0130 Billy Sammons, Shirley A. Miles
& Sherry L. Iglesias
The Woodland Subdivision, Block 23, Lot 13, according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 4, Page 1 thru 2, 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the
in the month of, which is the day of Dated this
20th day of
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291742 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/08


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol-
lowing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate 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
210 2006 1-18-44-28-A00-0159-0000 Nellor Corporation, LLC
The East one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 18, Township 44
South, Range 28 East, 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the ., on the in
the month of, which is the day of Dated this day of.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291735 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/08






NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
CERT NAME IN
NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
442 2006 1-25-43-29-AOO-0003-0100 Tony L. Tolar & Debra A. Tolar
The East one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of Section 25, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, 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 certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the Fourth
Thursday in the month of October, which is the 23rd day of October, 2008.
Dated this day of
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
291746 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/08





Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, the
City Commission of the City of LaBelle and the City Commission of the City of
Clewiston will hold a public meeting to discuss the South Florida Inland Port and
related issues at 10:00 a.m. on October 2, 2008 at the John Boy Auditorium,
1200 South W.C. Owen, Clewiston, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sion with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal isto be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, C
292273 CB/CN 9/25/08


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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACION A LA CONSTITUCION
PARA SER VOTADA EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008
NOTIFICIACION DE ELECTION
El que suscribe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario de Estado del Estado de Florida, por medio del present notifica que se
realizara una eleccion en cada condado de Florida, 4 de Noviembre de 2008, para la ratificaci6n o rechazo de una
propuesta modificaci6n de la Constitucion del estado de Florida.
No 1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO I, ARTiCULO 2
(Legislativo)
Titulo de la papeleta:
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucion Estatal para derogar las disposiciones que autorizan al la Legislatura a
regular o prohibir la propiedad, herencia, disposici6n y posesion de bienes inmuebles a extranjeros que no pueden
adquirir la ciudadania.
Texto Completo:
CAPiTULO I
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS
ARTiCULO 2. Derechos basicos.-- Todas las personas fisicas, tanto hombres como mujeres, son iguales ante
la ley y tienen derechos inalienables, entire los cuales estan el derecho a disfrutar y defender la vida y la libertad, a
buscar lafelicidad, a ser recompensado en su industrial de adquirir, poseer y proteger propiedades, onR lwa oligopR
quo modianto loy co podrn regular c prohibir la propiodad, horoncia dicpeciciOn y pcocnin do bionoc inmuobloc a
oxtranjoroc quo no puodon adquirir la ciudadania. Ninguna persona sera privada de cualquier derecho por causa de
raza, religion, nacionalidad o incapacidad fisica.
NO 2
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO I, NUEVO ARTiCULO
(Iniciativa)
Titulo de la papeleta:
ENMIENDA A LA PROTECTION DEL MATRIMONIO DE LA FLORIDA
Resumen de la papeleta:
Esta enmienda protege al matrimonio como la union legal unica entire un hombre y una mujer como marido y mujer
y dispone que ninguna otra union legal que se trate como a un matrimonio o como a su equivalent sustancial sera
valida o reconocida.
Declaraci6n de impact financiero:
No se puede determinar con exactitud el impact financiero director que esta modificaci6n tendra en los ingresos y
gastos de los gobiernos estatal y local, aunque se anticipa que este sea menor.
Texto complete:
ARTiCULO I, NUEVO ARTiCULO
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS
En tanto el matrimonio es la union legal unica entire un hombre y una mujer como marido y mujer, no sera valida o
reconocida ninguna otra union legal que se trate como a un matrimonio o como a su equivalent sustancial.
NO 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comision de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
REFORMS Y MEJORAS QUE NO AFECTAN EL VALOR DETERMINADO DE LA PROPIEDAD RESIDENTIAL
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se autoriza a la Legislatura, conforme la ley general, a prohibir la consideraci6n de reforms o mejoras a la propiedad
residential que incrementen la resistencia al dano causado por viento y la instalaci6n de equipos fuente de energia
renovable como factors a tener en cuenta para la determinaci6n del valor de la propiedad a los fines de la
determinaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem. Con efecto al ser adoptada, la excepci6n edxstente por equipos fuente de
energia renovable quedara sin efecto.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.--
(a) Toda propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y utilizada exclusivamente por esta con fines
municipales o publicos estara exenta del pago de impuestos. A la municipalidad que posea una propiedad fuera del
ambito de la municipalidad, se le podra requerir, conforme la ley general, que pague impuestos a la unidad de
recaudaci6n del lugar donde se encuentre la mencionada propiedad. Las porciones de propiedades que se utilicen
principalmente con fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o caritativos podran estar exentas del pago de
impuestos conforme la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del pago de impuestos, con efecto acumulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de
este estado, los bienes del hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor
determinado por la ley general, no inferior a mil dolares, para cada viudo o viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada
total y permanent, los bienes hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferior a 500 dolares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y
conforme las disposiciones establecidas por este inciso y la ley
general, otorgar exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas
empresas y expansiones del negocio de empresas edxstentes, conforme lo dispone la ley general. Tal exencion podra
otorgarse unicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de los electores
del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar
tal ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera aplicable alas mejoras a la propiedad realizadas por y para el uso
de una nueva empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relacion con la expansion del negocio de una empresa edxstente
sera asimismo aplicable a los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes personales tangibles
relacionados con la expansion del negocio de una empresa edstente. El monto o los limits al monto de tal exencion
los determinara la ley general. El periodo de tiempo durante el cual regira tal exencion otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa edxstente lo determinara la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exencion
quedara sin efecto transcurridos diez anos desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de los electores del condado o la
municipalidad, y podra renovarse por referendum conforme lo establece la ley general.
(d) Confomo la loy gonoral y bale lac condicionc alli octablocidac, co podr c4gar una oxonci6n al page
do impuoctoc Ad Valorom al oquipo fuonto do onorgia ronovablo y a la propiodad on la quo tal oquipo co inctalo y
oporo, hacta ol valor dotorminado por la loy gonoral no cuporior al cocto original dol oquipo, y por ol poriodo do tiompo
dotorminado por la loy gonoral no cuporior a dioz afoc
4W Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudacion impositiva y
sujeto alas disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exenciones al pago de impuestos Ad Valorem para
la preservaci6n hist6rica a los duenfos de propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n podra otorgarse unicamente por
ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad. El monto y los limits al monto de esta exenci6n y los requerimientos para
determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determinara la ley general. El period de tiempo durante el cual estara
vigente esta exenci6n para el propietario lo determinara la ley general.
.e A Conforme la ley general y con sujecion a las disposiciones alli establecidas, veinticinco mil dolares del
valor determinado de la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesto a los bienes personales tangibles estara exenta del pago
de impuestos Ad Valorem.
ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley general se estableceran disposiciones para
asegurar una just valuaci6n de todos los bienes alcanzados por los
impuestos Ad Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n:
(a) La propiedad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los
acuiferos de La Florida o la propiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines recreativos no comerciales sera
clasificada por la ley general y evaluada unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles conservados para la venta en unidades de
intercambio commercial o en cabezas de ganado podran valuarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos a un porcentaje
especifico de su valor, podran clasificarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos, o podran estar exentos del pago de
impuestos.
(c) A las personas con derecho a la exencion del pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de
familiar conforme el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluara su bien de familiar al just valor vigente al 1 de enero
del afo posterior a la fecha en que esta reform entire en vigencia.
La mencionada evaluacion se modificara unicamente conforme lo dispuesto en este inciso eaw.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso dipoiQA& se modificaran anualmente el 1 de enero de
cada afo sin que tales modificaciones excedan el monto menor de los enumerados a continuacion:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior.
b. El cambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano
de EE.UU., todo los items 1967=100, o informes subsiguientes para el afo calendario anterior segun lo informado
por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominion, conforme lo establecido por la ley general, la propiedad
constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada al just valor vigente al 1 de enero del afo posterior, salvo que se
apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso quW.
(4) La nueva propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluara segun el just valor vigente al 1 de enero
del afo posterior a la constitucion del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8). La
mencionada evaluacion podra modificarse conforme lo establecido en este inciso .14W.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se
evaluaran conforme la ley general con la condici6n de que con posterioridad a la revision de la evaluaci6n de cualquier
reform, agregado, reduction o mejora, la propiedad se evaluara conforme lo establecido en este inciso ae"..
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la propiedad se evaluara conforme Io dispuesto
por ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran ser consideradas en forma separada. En caso de que
cualquiera de las disposiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal competent, la decision
de tal tribunal no afectara ni limitara las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de enero de 2009 o al 1 de enero de los afos
subsiguientes que haya recibido una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida como bien de
familiar conforme el Articulo 6 al 1 de enero de cualquier de los dos anos inmediatos anteriores a la constitucion del
nuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En
caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero de 2008, la persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de
enero de 2008 tendra derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal
persona recibio la exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar el 10 de enero de 2007.
El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida como bien de familiar se determinara de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor
de la propiedad anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero del afo en que la propiedad anterior fuera
destituida, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien
de familiar menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor
determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A
partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones que se
establecen en este inciso e~w.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar
anterior vigente al 10 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido, el valor determinado del
nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar
anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferencia
entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este
parrafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera incrementado de manera tal que
la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A partir de entonces, la propiedad
constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso eiW.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conforme los principios alli establecidos, la legislature prevera la
aplicaci6n de este parrafo a la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, a los fines de la evaluacion y conforme las disposiciones de este
inciso, facultar a los condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la evaluaci6n de propiedad hist6rica
unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso. La
evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso sera aplicable unicamente dentro de la jurisdiccion donde se aplique la
ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad considerada admisible seran establecidos por ley general
(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley general, prever la reduccion del valor determinado
de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier incremento en el valor determinado de tal
propiedad que result de la construccion o reconstruccion de la propiedad con el proposito de asignar un espacio
para la vivienda a uno o various padres o abuelos biologicos o adoptivos del propietario o del conyuge en caso de que
al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 afios o mas de edad.
Tal reduccion no debera ser superior al monto menor de los items enumerados a continuacion:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la construccion o reconstruccion de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la propiedad mejorada.
(f) En relacion con todas las obligaciones a excepcion de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, la
evaluacion de la propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que consiste en nueve ambientes o menos
y que no esta sujeta alas restricciones de la evaluacion establecidas en los incisos comprendidos desde (a) hasta
(c), se modificara unicamente conforme la dispuesto en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de evaluacion
establecida por la ley; a condicion de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superen el diez por ciento
(10%) de la evaluacion del afio anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o administration, conforme Io establecido por la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una institution
legal propietaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en razon del just valor a la proxdma fecha de evaluacion.
A partir de entonces, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme Io dispuesto en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la mencionada propiedad seran evaluadas conforme
lo establecido por la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier reform, agregado, reduccion o
mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme Io dispuesto en este inciso.
(g) En relacion a todas las obligaciones a excepcion de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, las
evaluaciones de bienes reales que no esten sujetos alas restricciones a la evaluacion establecidas en los incisos
comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y en el inciso (f) podran modificarse unicamente segun Io establecido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluacion
establecida por ley a condicion de q e tales modificaciones de las evaluacionrs no sean superiores al diez por ciento


(10%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de
evaluaci6n posterior a una mejora de calidad, conforme lo define la ley, realizada en la propiedad. A partir de entonces
la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la fecha de evaluacion posterior al cambio de dominion o administraci6n, segun lo define la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de la institution legal propietaria de la propiedad. A partir de entonces la
mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad seran evaluadas conforme la ley general.
Sin embargo, luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reduction o mejora, la propiedad sera
evaluada conforme lo establecido en este inciso.
(h) La leaislatura conforme la lev general v suieto a las condiciones alli establecidas Dodra Drohibir la
consideraci6n de lo enumerado a continuaci6n en relaci6n con la determinaci6n del valor de la DroDiedad utilizada
Dara fines residenciales'
(1) Cualauier reform o meiora realizada con el DroDosito de meiorar la resistencia al dano causado Dor
viento.
(2) La instalaci6n de un equipo fuente de energia renovable
CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
Limitaci6n al valor determinado de la DroDiedad utilizada con fines residenciales -
(a) El rechazo de la exencion al Daao de imDuestos a la DroDiedad en raz6n de la fuente de eneraia renovable
Drevista en el Articulo 3 del CaDitulo VII tendra efecto a Dartir de la aDrobaci6n de los electores
(b) La modificaci6n al Articulo 4 del Capitulo VII que autoriza a la legislature a prohibir el incremento del valor
determinado de la DroDiedad utilizada Dara fines residenciales en raz6n de la meiora de la resistencia al dano causado
Dor viento o en raz6n de la instalaci6n de un eauiDo fuente de eneraia renovable entrara en viaencia el 10 de enero de
2009.
NO 4
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTiCULOS 3 Y 4
CAPiTULO XII, ARTiCULO 28
(Comision de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
EXENCION AL PAGO DE IMPUESTOS SOBRE PROPIEDAD DE CONSERVATION PERMANENT; CLASIFICACION Y
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD UTILIZADA CON FINES DE CONSERVATION
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se solicita a la Legislatura que prevea una exencion al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad calificada como espacio
de conservacion permanent y demas areas protegidas de conservacion permanent, conforme lo dispuesto por la
ley. Se solicita a la legislature que prevea la clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la propiedad utilizada con prop6sitos de
conservacion y no calificada como tal en forma permanent unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su uso. El
beneficio de evaluacion queda sujeto a condiciones, limitaciones y definiciones razonables dispuestas por la ley
general. Sera aplicable a los impuestos sobre la propiedad al comenzar el afo 2010.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) La propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y utilizada exclusivamente portal municipalidad para
fines municipales o publicos estara exenta del pago de impuestos. Se podra requerir a la municipalidad que posea
una propiedad fuera del ambito de la municipalidad, conforme la ley general, que pague impuestos a la unidad de
recaudacion en la que se encuentra la propiedad. Las porciones de propiedades que se utilicen principalmente con
fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o caritativos podran estar exentas del pago de impuestos conforme
la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del pago de impuestos, con efecto acumulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de
este estado, los bienes del hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferior a mil
dolares, y para cada viudo o viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent, los bienes hasta el valor
determinado por la ley general, no inferior a quinientos dolares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y
conforme las disposiciones establecidas por este inciso y la ley
general, otorgar exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas
empresas y expansiones del negocio de empresas existentes, conforme lo dispone la ley general. Tal exencion podra
otorgarse unicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de los electores
del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar
tal ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera aplicable a las mejoras a la propiedad realizadas por y para el uso
de una nueva empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relacion con la expansion del negocio de una empresa edxstente
sera asimismo aplicable a los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes personales tangibles
relacionados con la expansion del negocio de una empresa existente. El monto o los limits al monto de tal exencion
los determinara la ley general. El periodo de tiempo durante el cual regira tal exencion otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa edxstente lo determinara la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exencion
quedara sin efecto transcurridos diez anos desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de los electores del condado o la
municipalidad, y podra renovarse por referendum conforme lo establece la ley general.
(d) Conforme la ley general y bajo las condiciones alli establecidas, se podra otorgar una exenci6n al pago
de impuestos Ad Valorem al equipo fuente de energia renovable y a la propiedad en la que tal equipo se instale y
opere, hasta el valor determinado por la ley general no superior al costo original del equipo, y por el periodo de tiempo
determinado por la ley general no superior a diez anos.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudacion impositiva y sujeto
a las disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones al pago de impuestos Ad Valorem para la preservaci6n hist6rica a los duenos de propiedades hist6ricas.
Esta exenci6n podra otorgarse unicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad. El monto y los limits al
monto de esta exenci6n y los requerimientos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determinara la ley
general. El period de tiempo durante el cual estara vigente esta exencion para el propietario lo determinara la ley
general.
(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujecion a las disposiciones alli establecidas, veinticinco mil dolares del
valor determinado de la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesto a los bienes personales tangibles estara exenta del pago
de impuestos Ad Valorem.
(a) Se otoraaran exenciones al Daao de imDuestos Ad Valorem sobre DroDiedades dedicadas de manera
permanent a la conservaci6n incluida la propiedad calificada como espacio de conservacion permanent y demas
areas Droteaidas de conservacion Dermanente conforme lo disDuesto Dor la lev general
ARTICULO 4.
Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley general se estableceran disposiciones para asegurar una just valuacion
de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impuestos Ad Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n:
(a) La propiedad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los
acuiferos de La Florida o la propiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines recreativos no comerciales sera
clasificada por la ley general y evaluada unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
(b) Conforme lo disDuesto Dor la lev general v suieto alas condiciones limitaciones v definiciones razonables
aue alli se establecen la DroDiedad utilizada con fines de conservaci6n se clasificara Dor la lev general v se evaluara
unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
g.4 Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles conservados para la venta en unidades de
intercambio commercial o en cabezas de ganado podran valuarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos a un porcentaje
especifico de su valor, podran clasificarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos, o podran estar exentos del pago de
impuestos.
( Ij@ A las personas con derecho a la exencion del pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien
de familiar conforme el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluara su bien de familiar al just valor vigente al 1 de
enero del afo posterior a la fecha en que esta reform
entire en vigencia.
La mencionada evaluacion se modificara unicamente conforme lo aqui dispuesto.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por esta disposici6n se modificaran anualmente el 1 de enero de cada afio
sin que tales modificaciones excedan el monto menor de los enumerados a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior.
b. El cambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano
de EE.UU., todo los items 1967=100, o informes subsiguientes para el afo calendario anterior segun lo informado
por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominion, conforme lo establecido por la ley general, la propiedad
constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada al just valor vigente al 1 de enero del afo posterior, salvo que se
apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(4) La nueva propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluara segun el just valor vigente al 1 de enero
del afo posterior a la constitucion del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8). La
mencionada evaluacion podra modificarse conforme lo aqui establecido
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se
evaluaran conforme la ley general con la condici6n de que con posterioridad a la revision de la evaluaci6n de cualquier
reform, agregado, reduction o mejora, la propiedad se evaluara conforme lo aqui establecido.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la propiedad se evaluara conforme lo dispuesto
por ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran ser consideradas en forma separada. En caso de que
cualquiera de las disposiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal competent, la decision
de tal tribunal no afectara ni limitara las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de enero de 2009 o al 1 de enero de los afos
subsiguientes que haya recibido una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida como bien de
familiar conforme el articulo 6 al 1 de enero de cualquier de los dos anos inmediatos anteriores a la constitucion del
nuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En
caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero de 2008, la persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de
enero de 2008 tendra derecho a una evaluacion del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal
persona recibio la exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar el 1 de enero de 2007.
El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida como bien de familiar se determinara de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor
de la propiedad anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero del afo en que la propiedad anterior fuera
destituida, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien
de familiar menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor
determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A
partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones que aqui se
establecen.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar
anterior vigente al 10 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido, el valor determinado del
nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar
anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferencia
entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este
parrafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien defamilia sera incrementado de manera tal que
la diferencia entire el just valor y el valordeterminado sea igual a $500.000. A partir de entonces, la propiedad
constituida en bien defamilia sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conforme los principios aqui establecidos, lalegislatura prevera la
aplicaci6n de este parrafo a la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
g..4 -La legislature podra, por ley general, a los fines de la evaluacion y conforme lasdisposiciones de este
inciso, facultar a los condados y municipalidades a autorizar porordenanza la evaluaci6n de propiedad historic
unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso sera aplicable
unicamente dentro de la jurisdiccion donde se aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad
considerada admisible seran establecidos por ley general.
(f1}, Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley general, prever la reduccion del valor
determinado de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier incremento en el valor
determinado de tal propiedad que result de la construction o reconstruccion de la propiedad con el prop6sito de
asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o various padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
conyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga
62 afos o mas de edad. Tal reduccion no debera ser superior al monto menor de los items enumerados a
continuacion:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la construccion o reconstruccion de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la propiedad mejorada.
(.g.-En relacion con todas las obligaciones a excepcion de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, la
evaluacion de la propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que consiste en nueve ambientes o menos
y que no esta sujeta alas restricciones de la evaluacion establecidas en los incisos comprendidos desde (a) hasta
,{64, se modificara unicamente conforme la dispuesto en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de evaluacion
establecida por la ley; pero tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superaran el diez por ciento (10%) de la
evaluacion del afio anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o administration, conforme Io establecido por la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una institution legal propietaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera
evaluada en razon del justo valor a la proxdma fecha de evaluacion. A partir de entonces, la propiedad sera evaluada
conforme Io dispuesto en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la mencionada propiedad seran evaluadas conforme
Io establecido por la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier reform, agregado, reduction o
mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme Io dispuesto en este inciso.
hP},i En relacion a todas las obligaciones a excepcion de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, las
evaluaciones de bienes reales que no esten sujetos alas restricciones a la evaluacion establecidas en los incisos
comprendidos entire (a) y .(.e yen el inciso (g) podran modificarse unicamente segun Io establecido en este
inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluacion
establecida por ley a condicion de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no sean superiores al diez por ciento
(10%) de la evaluacion del afio anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluacion de la mencionada propiedad en razon del just valor a la fecha de
evaluacion posterior a una mejora de ralidad, conforme Io define la ley, realizala en la propiedad.


A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la fecha de evaluacion posterior al cambio de dominion o administraci6n, segun lo define la ley, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de la institution legal propietaria de la propiedad. A partir de entonces, la
mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad seran evaluadas conforme la ley general.
Sin embargo, luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reduction o mejora, la propiedad sera
evaluada conforme lo establecido en este inciso.
CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
ARTiCULO 28. Exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad y clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la propiedad
utilizada para fines de conservacion La reform del Articulo 3 del CaDitulo VII aue reauiere la creacion de la exencion
del Daao de imDuestos Ad Valorem a la DroDiedad dedicada con character Dermanente a fines de conservacion v en
relaci6n con la determinaci6n de imDuestos Ad Valorem la reform del Articulo 4 del CaDitulo VII aue reauiere aue la
DroDiedad utilizada con fines de conservaci6n sea clasificada Dor la lev general v Onicamente evaluada en raz6n de
su naturaleza o su uso. sera imDlementada a Dartir del 1 de enero de 2010 Este articulo tendra efecto a Dartir de la
aprobaci6n de los electores
No 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTiCULO 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comision de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD COSTERA UTILIZABLE BASADA EN EL USO ACTUAL
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se preve la evaluaci6n basada en el uso de la propiedad utilizada principalmente para la pesca commercial, la propiedad
utilizada para el lanzamiento de embarcaciones a aguas navegables y de acceso al public; marinas y guarderias
fuera del agua con acceso al public, y astilleros dependientes del agua, instalaciones para la pesca commercial e
instalaciones para la construction y reparaci6n de embarcaciones y sus actividades de soporte sujetas a las
condiciones, restricciones y definiciones razonables establecidas por la ley general.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 4. Impuestos; evaluacion.-- Por ley general se dictaran reglamentaciones para asegurar una just
evaluaci6n de la propiedad en relaci6n con la fijacion de impuestos Ad Valorem, con las siguientes condiciones:
(a) La tierra utilizada para la explotaci6n agricola, la tierra que genera gran cantidad de recarga de agua para
los acuiferos de La Florida o la tierra utilizada exclusivamente para fines recreativos no comerciales podra ser
clasificada por la ley general y evaluada unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles conservados para la venta en forma de unidades
para el intercambio commercial o cabezas de ganado podran ser evaluados a los fines de la determinaci6n de
impuestos a un determinado porcentaje de su valor, podran ser clasificados a los fines de la determinaci6n de
impuestos o podran resultar exentos del pago de impuestos.
(c) La propiedad de las personas con derecho a la exencion de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar conforme el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo sera evaluada a un just valor a partir del 1 de enero del aio
siguiente a la fecha de entrada en vigencia de esta reform.
Esta evaluacion solo podra cambiar por aplicaci6n de lo que aqui se establece.
(1) Las evaluaciones que caen bajo esta regla se modificaran anualmente el 1 de enero de cada afo a
condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no podran superar el monto menor de lo que se enumera
a continuacion:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior
b. El cambio porcentual del Indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de
EE.UU., todos los items 1967=100, o los informes subsiguientes del afo calendario anterior segun el informed del
Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el valor just.
(3) Conforme la ley general, luego de un cambio de dominion, la propiedad constituida como bien de familiar
sera evaluada a un just valor a partir del 10 de enero del afo siguiente salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del
parrafo (8). A partir de entonces la propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo que aqui se establece.
(4) La propiedad nueva constituida como bien de familiar sera evaluada a un just valor a partir del 10 de
enero del afo siguiente a la constitucion en bien de familiar salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8).
La mencionada evaluacion solo se modificara conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar seran
evaluadas de conformidad con la ley general, con la condici6n de que con posterioridad alas reforms, agregados,
reducciones o mejoras la propiedad sea evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme la ley
general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran ser consideradas en forma separada. En caso de que alguna
de las disposiciones de esta reform fuera declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal competent, la decision de tal
tribunal no afectara o disminuira la validez de las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1 de enero del afo 2009 o el 1 de
enero de los afos posteriores y que haya sido beneficiaria de la exencion de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar conforme el articulo 6 de este Capitulo a partir del 1 de enero de cualquiera de los dos afos
inmediatos anteriores a la constitucion del nuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una nueva evaluaci6n del bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En caso de que se apruebe esta revision en enero de 2008, la persona que
constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 10 de enero de 2008 tendra derecho a la evaluaci6n de la propiedad
constituida como bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo en el caso de que tal persona haya sido
beneficiaria de la exencion de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de enero de 2007. El
valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera determinado de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor
de la propiedad anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de enero del afo en que la propiedad anterior fuera
destituida, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien
de familiar menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor
determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A
partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conform las disposiciones que aqui se
establecen.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar
anterior vigente al 1 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido, el valor determinado del
nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar
anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferencia
entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este
parrafo sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera incrementado de manera tal que
la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A partir de entonces, la propiedad
constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conforme los principios alli establecidos, la legislature prevera la
aplicaci6n de este parrafo a la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, a los fines de la evaluacion y conforme las disposiciones de este
inciso, facultar a los condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la evaluaci6n de propiedad historic
unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso. La evaluacion en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso sera aplicable
unicamente dentro de la jurisdiccion donde se aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad
considerada admisible seran establecidos por ley general.
(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley general, prever la reduccion del valor determinado
de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier incremento en el valor determinado de tal
propiedad que result de la construction o reconstruccion de la propiedad con el prop6sito de asignar un espacio
para la vivienda a uno o various padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del c6nyuge en caso de que
al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 afos o mas de edad.
Tal reduccion no debera ser superior al monto menor de los items enumerados a continuacion:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la construction o reconstruccion de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la propiedad mejorada.
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la
evaluaci6n de la propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que consiste en nueve ambientes o menos
y que no esta sujeta a las restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos desde (a) hasta
(c), se modificara unicamente conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de evaluacion
establecida por la ley, a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superen el diez por ciento
(10%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o administraci6n, conforme lo establecido por la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una institution
legal propietaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del just valor vigente a la prodxma fecha de
evaluacion. A partir de entonces, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la mencionada propiedad seran evaluadas conforme
lo establecido por la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier reform, agregado, reduction o
mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las
evaluaciones de bienes reales que no esten sujetos a las restricciones a la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos
comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y en el inciso (f) podran modificarse unicamente segun lo establecido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluacion
establecida por ley a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no sean superiores al diez por ciento
(10%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de
evaluacion posterior a una mejora de calidad, conforme lo define la ley general, realizada en la propiedad. A partir de
entonces, la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la fecha de evaluacion posterior al cambio de dominion o administraci6n, segun lo define la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de la institution legal propietaria de la propiedad. A partir de entonces, la
mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad seran evaluadas conforme la ley general.
Sin embargo, luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reduction o mejora, la propiedad sera
evaluada conforme lo establecido en este inciso.
(h)(1) La evaluaci6n de la DroDiedad costera utilizable se realizara en base al uso actual de la DroDiedad
a. Propiedad utilizada principalmente para la pesca commercial
b. ProDiedad accessible al Dublico utilizada Dara el lanzamiento de embarcaciones en aguas naveaables
c. Marinas v auardernas fuera del agua con acceso al Dublico
d. Astilleros deDendientes del agua instalaciones para la Desca commercial e instalaciones Dara la
construction v reDaraci6n de embarcaciones v sus actividades de soDorte
(2) El beneficio Dara la evaluaci6n aue se establece en este inciso esta suieto a las condiciones v
restricciones y las definiciones razonables conforme log dispone la legislature y la ley general
CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
Evaluaci6n de la DroDiedad costera utilizable -La modificaci6n al Articulo 4 del CaDitulo VII donde se Dreve la
evaluaci6n de la DroDiedad costera utilizable en base al uso actual de la DroDiedad v en base a este articulo entrara
en viaencia al ser aDrobada Dor los electores v sera aDlicable en Drimera instancia a las evaluaciones realizadas Dara
los Dernodos fiscales aue comiencen el 1 de enero de 2010
No 8
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTiCULO 9
(Comision de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulode la papeleta:
OPCION LOCAL FONDOS PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DOCENTE DE EDUCATION TERCIARIA
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone la reform de la Constitucion del Estado con el objeto de solicitar a la Legislatura que autorice a los
condados a fijar una opcion local de impuesto sobre las ventas en character de suplemento a la financiaci6n del
establecimiento docente de education terciaria; con el requisito de contar con la aprobacion por voto para fijar tal
impuesto y con la condici6n de que los impuestos aprobados queden sin efecto al transcurrir 5 anos y puedan ser
autorizados nuevamente por voto.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 9. Impuestos locales.-
(a) Sera obligatorio para condados, distritos escolares y municipalidades y optativo para distritos especiales,
contar con autorizacion legal para fijar impuestos Ad Valorem y autorizacion de ley general para fijar otros impuestos,
en relacion con sus respectivos propositos, a excepcion de los impuestos Ad Valorem sobre los bienes personales
intangibles y los impuestos prohibidos por esta constitucion.
(b) En relacion con los impuestos Ad Valorem, con exclusion de los impuestos fijados para el pago de
garantias e impuestos fijados por periods menores a dos afios autorizados por el voto de electores cuya propiedad
no esta totalmente exenta del pago de impuestos, su valor no podra exceder los months enumerados a continuacion
en relacion con el valor determinado para los bienes reales y bienes personales tangibles: para el condado, diez
millones; para la municipalidad, diez millones; para los escuelas, diez millones; para la administration del agua en la
region noroeste del estado ubicada al oeste de la division entire las montafias del este numero dos y trees, 0.05
millones; para la administration del agua del area restante del estado, 1.0 millones; y para todos los demas distritos
especiales un monto autorizado por ley aprobada por el voto de los electores cuya propiedad no esta totalmente
exenta del pago de impuestos. El condado que brinde servicios a la municipalidad podra, dentro de los terminos de
la ley, fijar impuestos adicionales dentro de los limits fijados para fines municipales.
(c) Aauellos condados aue cuenten con el servicio de una institucion Dublica de libre acceso cuva mision v
resDonsabilidad incluva la Drovision de instruccion terciaria de nivel inicial v aue otoraue licenciaturas asociadas
contaran con autorizacion leaal para fiiar una oDcion local de impuesto alas ventas en character de suplemento a la
manutencion de la institucion. El impuesto no Dodra fiiarse a menos aue cuente con la aDrobacion de los electores
de cada condado aue obtiene el servicio de la institucion La oDcion de impuesto local auedara sin efecto al
transcurrir cinco aios y podra ser autorizada nuevamente por los electores segun Io establecido por la ley


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As a classroom project Mrs.
Cosby's fourth grade class wrote
several letters to our service men
and women to thank them for a
great job done and as a remem-
brance to those service members
lost on September 11, 2001. Here
are the letters written to our com-
munities service members.

Dear, Fire Department,
you Have saved us from fires
in our community., you are always
there to help who ever is in need.
Thank you for doing a great job in
are community.
Sincerely,
Cody Peterson

Dear Policeofficers,
Thank you for all you do. You
save people's lives and you also
protect us. You will always be
there for us. I remember 9/11,
you remind me of them. Thanks


for all your kindness and help.
Glades County
Sincerely,
Destiny Smith

The police department
Dear police department Thank
you for caring and helping us dur-
ing a accident and other things.
The police department means a
lot to me now, I know that I am
safe. you are always there when
we need you and that is why I
love the police department. you
Protect me at anywhere and at
anytime. If there is a fire you will
go over there to see if anybody is
hurt.
Sincerely,
Katie hadley

Dear, Police officers.
Thank you for all your hard
work through the years. You had
arrested many drunk drivers, drug


sellers and killers. I had pick them
because they had helped coun-
trys and states that needed them.
It might be hard working 24 hours
all day and all night. I'ts very brave
to be a Police officers.
Tykia
9-11-08

Dear police officers
our Thank you for protecting
pepole in our town. You are great!
With you guys around everyone
is safe. You are cool! You all save
people who are in need. Thanks
again for all you do for our com-
munity.
Your friend,
Johnny

Dear firefighters thank you for
saving peoples lives. I really ap-
preciate it. I also want to thank
you for saving animals. Dogs
need help when they are stuck


somewhere. cats need help when
they are stuck in trees. Then you
come and help them out.
sincerly,
Glendy Velasquez

The Brave Firefighers
Since the tragedy of 9-11 7
years ago america still fills great-
full for the hard work and dedi-
cation of the firefighters. They
helped a lot during 9-11 many
rick their lives during the tragedy.
many firefighters ran into the dan-
gerous twin towers.
Some firefighters even claimed
letters to the tallest windows of
the towers. Those firefighters can
be so brave. I thank every fire-
fighter that helped during 9-11.
Nicolas Trevino Garcia

Dear Deputies of the Glades
County Sherrifs Department,
I just wanted to say thank you


for all you do. I couldn't imagine
how hard it is to be a Deputy, es-
pecially during Hurricane season.
I'd hate to be outside during that
harsh weather, like you. It's nice
of you to be so brave protecting
us. Thanks again for all you do.
Sincerely,
Jesse Espinosa

Dear Police Officers,
You all are my hero's because
you are always doing you job.
That time when the twin towers
fell all the way down the police-
men were there. They are the best
in the world. You all do you part
by protecting us here in Glades
County. Thanks again.
Sincerely,
Adrian

Dear Paramerdics
Thank you for all you do for us.
Thank you so much for helping


my mom and I when we needed
you. Also thanks to all the EMS
workers that saved all the lives
during 9-11. Thanks for always
being there when we need you
most in our community.
Sincerely
Carissa Lee

Dear, Police Officers of Glades
County,
Thank you all for your, help,
and for keeping our streets safe.
One of the ways you do this is by
stopping the people who speeds
in my town. My mom complains
when she sees you at the end of
the bridge. But I know you are
protecting her and everyone else
who drives too fast, from hurting
themselves and other people.
Sincerely: Justin Osborne


Tobacco free bands lend talents to educate kids


The first Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT) Battle
of the Bands event took place on
Saturday, Sept. 13, at Sugarland
Park in Clewiston. Hendry County
Health Department, Drug Free
Charlotte County, Kiwanis of La-
Belle and Clewiston High School
SWAT club were sponsors of the


event.
The major focus of the event
was to educate students on the
dangers of tobacco, give students
the opportunity to exhibit their
musical talents and to recruit
new members for the middle
and high school SWAT clubs. The
event was well attending with at-


tendance around 100 youth and
adults. Each entering band or
singer was required to write an
Anti-Tobacco song for the per-
formance with the possibility of
win a grand prize of $100 in one
of three categories. The judges
for this event were Willie Carter
of Hendry County Health Depart-


ment, Pamela B. Jackson a life
coach with Hinkels and McCoy
and newly elected County Com-
missioner Karson Turner.
There were five performances
overall with four of them being
groups/bands. In the category for
Best Group Performance the win-
ner was Children of Clewiston
and runner up was Dead Septem-


ber. Best Individual Performance
was Telisah "Tee-Tee" McCall
of Clewiston Middle School and
runner-up was Dead Septem-
ber. Best Original Anti-Tobacco
Song winner was Over the Rest
and runner-up was Beneath the
Fallen. Taylor Lucas, President of
the Clewiston High School SWAT/
SADD chapters was the emcee for


the day and did a wonderful job.
Our final Battle of the Bands
will take place on Saturday, Sept.
26, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
City Park in Moore Haven. Any
student in middle or high school
can enter and pick-up applica-
tions from the Moore Haven Jr/Sr
High School Guidance Office.


Best Group Performance winner Children of Clewiston and Willie Carter.


Submitted photo


Submitted photo
Judges in deliberation over performances at the recent Students Working Against Tobacco
(SWAT) Battle of the Bands performances, Willie Caret, Pamela Jackson and County Com-
missioner Karson Turner.


Florida Ag commissioner builds


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson says a Divi-
sion of Forestry Incident Manage-
ment Team dispatched to Texas
on Sept. 12, is now stationed on
Galveston Island, which took a di-
rect hit from Hurricane Ike. A team
of experts from the department's
Division of Animal Industry is also
assisting in devastated areas.
The area was devastated and
the team of 42 emergency re-
sponders is charged with building
a massive base camp for rescue
workers from all over the United
States to use while assisting in the
recovery effort.
"These men and women have
great experience in creating order


out of chaos in an emergency, hav-
ing done so during Florida wild-
fires and hurricanes," Commis-
sioner Bronson said. "I commend
them for the long days, hard work
and difficult living conditions they
are enduring to make the area liv-
able for rescuers."
The strike team is building a
camp complete with tents, bath-
rooms and showers to house
more than 1,500 response work-
ers, despite the fact there is no
power on the island. They are also
establishing temporary communi-
cations and are assisting in the op-
erations of a Regional staging area
to distribute ice, water and food to
survivors on Galveston Island.
Because of the devastation and


difficult living conditions, which
take a physical and emotional toll
on the workers, the Incident Man-
agement Team will be in the area
for approximately two weeks.
A six-person team from the
department's Division of Animal
Industry is also in Texas to help
state and local veterinarians. They
are doing farm-to-farm assess-
ments of damage and storm- re-
lated problems of producers and
checking on the veterinary clin-
ics and veterinarians in impacted
areas to identify needs. (For ex-
ample, some veterinary practices
without power are being provided
generators to allow them to be-
come operational again to serve
their communities.) Assessment


emergency
teams are making individual farm
to farm contacts checking on
producers and vets as to people
concerns, animal concerns and
other agricultural concerns. Ur-
gent issues such as the need for
feed, water and care are reported
immediately to the incident com-
mand for assistance.
They will also obtain informa-
tion on losses. As these teams
must be self contained, they have
arrived with three pickups and
three trailers (bunk trailer, emer-
gency supply trailer, and water
tank) in Beaumont and will con-
tinue county by county sweeps
working under Texas emergency
response officials.
"The devastation suffered by


Glades County District Schools lunch menu


Primary grades
Thursday, Sept. 25: Cheese-
burger, lettuce/tomato, French
fries, mixed fruit
Friday, Sept. 26: Pepperoni
pizza, French fries, tossed salad,


fruit
Monday, Sept. 29: Chicken
sub barbecue or grilled, baked
beans, carrot sticks, fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 30: Spaghetti,
cheese sticks, corn, mixed fruit


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cfm. Copies are also available at
the District Office and the offices
at each school.

Let us Know What You

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Blue Devils trounce Palm Beach Lakes, 56-14


INI/Naji Tobias
The Pahokee Blue Devils cheerleaders show their support as they lead the fans in keeping
the game lively throughout the Sept. 19 contest against the Palm Beach Lakes Rams, which
resulted in an easy win.


By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
PAHOKEE Nu'Keese Richard-
son threw for four touchdowns
and no interceptions as he lead
the Blue Devils to a 56-14 blowout
win over Palm Beach Lakes.
The senior phenom, who had


"Vincent had a hell of a game,
finally busted it out," Thompson
said. "We wanted to put the ball
in his hands and he did what
we know he can do, he came
through."
Pahokee, who is the top-
ranked team in Class 2B, domi-
nated on all sides of the ball, save


INI/Naji Tobias
Pahokee's Vincent Smith (18 rushes, 241 yards, three touch-
downs) eludes Palm Beach Lakes defense on this play with a
25-yard run in the first half of a 56-14 blowout home victory.


one of the best performances in
the state last week, threw for 230
yards on just 7-for-10 passing.
He did an excellent job spread-
ing the ball out to his receivers,
highlighted by a 56-yard touch-
down pass to De'Joshua Johnson


for two defensive drives which
resulted in rushing touchdowns
for the Rams.
Though the Blue Devils run
defense allowed 133 yards in the
contest, it took Palm Beach Lakes
36 rushes and five runners to get


and a score.
"We had a couple of break-
downs in our tackling and cover-
age," said Pahokee head coach
Blaze Thompson. "We knew
Lakes had the ability to move the
ball. It was just a matter of them
putting it together; they did it on
two drives to our displeasure."
Blue Devils Defensive back
Jarvis Byrd blocked a Palm Beach
Lakes field goal attempt in the
fourth quarter, while fellow de-
fensive back Willie Hickman
made the recovery, along with an
interception in the game.
Defensive end/outside line-
backer Brandin Hawthorne led
the defense with 13 tackles and
two sacks.
"When you look at the first
few games, we weathered the
storm," Jefferson said. "We know
teams like Pahokee and Glades
Central will play in the state game
this year. I'm very proud of how
my players fought."
The Sept. 19 contest between
these two teams was played at
Lair Field in Pahokee.
Palm Beach Lakes (0-3) plays
their next game against Seminole
Ridge, while Pahokee (3-0) hosts
Jupiter in their homecoming
game.
Glades Central 35, Palm
Beach Gardens 8: Leron Thom-
as was 10-for-22 passing with 245
yards, two touchdowns and one
interception in the home victory.
Antonio McCloude led all
Glades Central rushers with 140
yards on 12 carries for two touch-
downs.
He now leads Glades Central's


caught touchdown passes from
Thomas.
Travis Bell returned a 50-yard
punt return for a touchdown to
help seal the win.
Glades Central's defense held
the Palm Beach Gardens Gators
(0-3) to 116 total yards, while al-
lowing no touchdowns for the
second time in three games.
The only Gardens score came
on a fourth-quarter kickoff return
for a touchdown, followed by a
two-point conversion.
That came after Glades Central
(3-0) was already up 35-0 in the
game.
The Raiders, who are the con-
sensus No. 1 ranked team in Class
3A, according to an Associated
Press High School Football poll,
travel to Cane Field tomorrow
night to face off against Clewiston
in the annual Sugar Bowl.
Glades Central should win this
game easily, but the Tigers may
put up a fight in the first half, led
by running back Darris Hughes.
The Clewiston senior is com-
ing off a career game with 352
rushing yards and three touch-
downs against Glades Day in a
30-24 win on Sept. 19.
Moore Haven 38, Tampa
Carrollwood Day 0: Terriers
junior running back Fred Hall led
the rushing attack with 21 carries
for 165 yards and a touchdown in
the win.
He now has 54 carries for 425
yards and three touchdowns just
two games into his promising
season.
Senior quarterback Dalton
Britt was 7-for-15 passing with
122 yards and two touchdowns.
Moore Haven's Elazarus Black-
mon (three receptions, 41 yards)
scored two touchdowns, includ-
ing a 63-yard punt return in the
third quarter.
Josh Patterson (five rushes,
17 yards) and Eric Morales (three


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rushes, 24 yards) accounted for
the Terriers two other rushing
touchdowns.
The Moore Haven defense was
stingy, allowing just 97 total yards
and forcing two interceptions in
the game.
Moore Haven (2-0) hosts Hillel
Community Day-Miami tonight as
they try to remain undefeated.
Glades Day's plans
The Gators (2-1) get a much-
welcomed break as they don't
play until next Friday night against
Okeechobee.


Glades Day, who is coming
off a 30-24 heartbreaking loss to
Clewiston, fell from No. 1 to No.
4 in the AP's Class 1A poll this
week.
They should bounce back on
the road next week as only Lon-
nie Pryor, Okeechobee's running
back, stands in the way for yet an-
other Glades Day win.
To secure the win, the Gators
must find a way to contain the
Florida State commit, who rushed
for 302 yards in last season's con-
test, a 26-3 Okeechobee win.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


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Pahokee's captains for the home game against Palm Beach Lakes were Nu'Keese Richard-
son (wearing the #1 jersey), Vincent Smith (#2), Carlos Lammons (#3) and Brandin Haw-
thorne (#4).


in the first quarter.
The junior speedster (two re-
ceptions, 132 yards) also hauled
in a 76-yard touchdown pass to
end to game.
Richardson threw a touch-
down pass each to fellow juniors
Dennis Hall (one reception, 27
yards) and Zachary Allen (two re-
ceptions, 18 yards).
"(Nu'Keese) Pete's leading
our offense, extending plays and
making great decisions," said
Blaze Thompson, the Pahokee
head coach. "He's been following
his leads and progressions with
his passes."
Palm Beach Lakes head coach
Alonzo Jefferson was very im-
pressed with Richardson's play,
comparing him to a certain NFL
quarterback in his heyday.
"Nu'Keese reminds me of Mi-
chael Vick in how he's so aware
of everything on the field," Jef-
ferson said. "He's so elusive; you
never know when he's going to
break loose."
Blue Devils running back Vin-
cent Smith had an electrifying
performance of his own, as he
rushed for 241 yards and three
touchdowns on 18 carries.
He would have scored a fourth
touchdown if not for a holding
penalty late in the second quar-
ter.


to that point.
Lakes junior Juan O'Farril led
all of their rushers with 87 yards
on eight carries and a touchdown,
while fellow teammate Jimmy
Lorevil had 11 carries for 33 yards


running backs with four touch-
downs for the season thus far.
The Raiders top two receivers,
Rantavious Wooten (three recep-
tions, 114 yards) and Fred Pickett
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Tigers Chomp their way past Gators, 30-24


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Darris Hughes sets off on 72-yard touchdown run as Damian Smith prepares to lay on a block
to open the field.


By Jeff Barwick
The Tigers upset the previ-
ously unbeaten and top ranked
Class 1A Gators in an explosive
offensive battle at Cane Field on
Friday night.
Improving their record to 2-1,
Clewiston unleashed a relentless
rushing attack that ate up huge
yardage through the Glades Day
defense.


tempt barely missed the mark to
the right.
The Gators then started their
first drive from the Tiger 28 and
picked up a couple of first downs
before being held and punter Bo
Schlechter nailed the ball out of
bounds at the Tiger five.
It took Clewiston 10 plays to
reach the Gator 28. From there,
Marquez threw a strike to wide-


Submitted photo/Jeff Barwick
Tiger Cheerleader Kimberly James atop the Tiger Pyramid


Clewiston senior tailback Dar-
ris Hughes ripped off 352 yards
rushing on 24 carries and scored
three touchdowns.
Hughes had a touchdown
scamper of 72 yards and had
other long runs of 64, 38, 51 and
34 yards.


out Jamarcus Smith for the touch-
down.
The point after kick was
blocked by the Gator defense.
On the kickoff, Gator Clinton
Johnson slipped through for a 33-
yard return and gave the Gators
great field position at the Tiger 42.


Fullback Lance Newton finds running room for 9-yard gain.


Glades Day quickly returned
the favor on a short three-play
drive that covered 70 yards.
Schlechter set up the score
with a 43-yard strike to Jackson
and Taylor swept the left side for
the final 17 yards.
Coach Pete Walker decided to
go for a two-point conversion but
the pass was incomplete.
The Tigers were holding an 18-
13 lead with 6:55 left in the half.
Not to be outdone in the business
of short scoring drives, Clewiston
only took two snaps and less than
a minute from the clock to cover
68 yards.
Hughes rambled for 38 on the
first play and fullback Joey Cor-
dova then ran a counter off the
right side and raced 30 yards un-
touched for the touchdown.
Having been unsuccessful all
night in conversions after scor-
ing, the Tigers were forced to go
for two again and the run was
stopped just short.
Not wanting to be outdone,
Glades Day returned the two-play
scoring drive favor with Schlech-
ter hooking up on a 73-yard pass
to wide-open Davonte Allen.
Taylor rushed for the conver-
sion and the teams finally took a
break for halftime with Clewiston
on top, 24-21.
The second half was a differ-
ent ball game.
The defenses for both sides
made adjustments and fatigue of
players was no doubt a factor.
Many of the players for both
squads were seeing double duty.
After holding the Gators, Bo
Schlechter nailed another punt
that squirted out of bounds at the
Tiger 10.
It only took Clewiston six plays


Submitted photo/Jeff Barwick


to cover the 90 yards with Hughes
big run of 51 yards being the high-
light.
Hughes got the final four yards
on a plunge and a pass for the
conversion failed.
Glades Day's next drive used
Taylor's running to move into Ti-
ger territory but a holding penalty
and an incomplete pass turned
the ball over to Clewiston at the
34.
After an exchange of punts,
early in the final period the Ga-
tors moved to the Tiger 10 but a
stubborn defense held and forced
Schlechter to settle for a 23 yard
field goal to close out scoring for
the night.
The Gators had one last
chance and were moving the ball
but a Schlechter pass to Allen
went into his hands and quickly
popped straight up into the air af-
ter a crushing and well timed hit
by Tiger Damian Smith.
Tiger linebacker Lance New-
ton snared the ball from midair
and fell to the 35-yard stripe with
1:40 left in the game.
The Tigers then killed the clock
and trotted off with an impressive
30-24 victory.
The Tigers had 454 yards of
total offense on the night. Full-
back Joey Cordova scored on a
30-yard jaunt and wideout Jamar-
cus Smith snagged a 28-yard pass
from quarterback Isandro Mar-
quez for the other Tiger scores.
The Gators, dropping to 2-1,
stayed in the game largely on the
240-yard passing performance of
senior quarterback Bo Schlechter,
although 212 of those yards came
in the first half.
Schlechter's second half pass-
ing seemed to be equally as sharp
but the Tiger secondary was cov-
ering much better and there were
a couple of catchable balls that
were not held.
Wideout De-Andres Jackson
led Glades Day receivers with 120
yards on 8 receptions.
Defensively, linebackers New-
ton and Dillon Irey led Clewis-
ton. Newton had 9 solo tackles, a
rushing sack and the interception
to seal the win. Irey was all over
the field with 8 tackles and a run-
ning sack.
Tiger Coach Joe Roth praised
his team, "Up front our guys just
did the job tonight. They made
and sustained blocks. It was a
great victory for these kids."
The win preserved the Tigers'
record of never having lost to the
Gators at Cane Field.


Next up, Clewisto
Class 3A powerhouse
nial rival Glades Centr
night.


Totals
Glades Day
3 24
Clewiston
0 30

Rushing (Carries/Y
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Passing (Att/Compl/Int/Yards):
Clewiston: Isandro Marquez,
1 2 3 4 8/3/0/56
Glades Day: Bo Schlechter,
0 21 0 20/11/1/240
Receiving (Catches/Yards):
12 12 6 Clewiston: Jamarcus Smith
1/28; Vontavious Allen, 1/6; Julio
Ramos, 1/22
yards) : Glades Day: De-Andres Jack-
s Hughesson, 8/120; Alex Mann, 2/47;
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After playing both ways
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before the game that I just need-
ed two seconds and then I'd do
the rest. They gave me those two
seconds."
The Tigers took the open-
ing kickoff and four plays later
Hughes broke free for the 64-yard
dash and was pulled down at the
Gator one yard line.
Hughes went off tackle for the
final yard and the score. Kicker
Isandro Marquez' point after at-


With 9:21 on the second quarter
clock, 8t grade tailback Kelvin
Taylor got the final two yards to
put the Gators on the board.
Key play in the drive was a
23-yard pass from Schlechter to
wideout De-Andres Jackson.
Schlechter tacked on the point
after. The Tigers came roaring
right back with Hughes getting a
72-yard touchdown burst on the
third play of the drive and 8:10
showing.
Clewiston elected to go for
a two-point conversion but the
pass was overthrown.


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Lately, I have had a large increase in the amount of discussion and feedback from both the Citizens and Law Enforcement Communities that is
conveying a message loud and clear to me. As Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff, November 4th, 2008, I feel compelled to convey this infor-
mation as it deeply concerns me as both a taxpayer, family man, and Candidate. There seems to be a large ever increasing concern over both
the capabilities and performance by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office as led by the current Sheriff. "Change" is the most common phrase I am
hearing from everyone these days. They want proactive plans instead of reactive. They want training that is commensurate with current trends
and criminal actions. They want to be able to have a voice in the operations of the Agency. Most of all they want Deputies that are courteous,
polite, and honestly want to provide assistance to the citizens of Hendry County As everyone knows this is a growing problem and although not
representative of all Deputies, reflects bad morale, uncertain working conditions, and generally no confidence in their current leadership.
Remember, you as taxpayers are paying taxes every year for this service. Ask yourself "Are we getting the absolute biggest return on our invest-
ment?" I know that when investing you search for the best return or value. I would appreciate your Vote on November 4th, 2008 for me as your
next Sheriff. I promise to invest your interests to provide their maximum
return. Can we expect anything less? Cell Phone (863) 673-3118 Address: 2100 Scott Rd
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Port
Continued From Page 1
on designated sites that FHREDI
has targeted for development.
Mr. Otterman mentioned that the
sharing of revenue was not made
as a specific part of the resolution.
If a Catalyst Project site is selected
for an inland port, then the ad
valorem revenue sharing compo-
nent is basically built in.
He was asked if regional offi-
cials are confident that an inland
port in the Heartland is possible.
Mr. Otterman expressed an opin-
ion that this can best be deter-
mined by continuing to examine
the issues that surround the con-


cept such as exploring the future
of global freight distribution.
Then, see how south Florida fits
in to the picture geographically.
He commented that a site within
Florida's Heartland could make
a lot of sense for a variety of rea-
sons.
"It is very important that any
sites that become targeted for se-
lection are able to be permitted
and developed, or the region will
not benefit at all," said Jim Otter-
man.
Coastal giant, Palm Beach
County, has already started the
process to encourage the devel-
opment of an inland port within
the county, possibly on property
owned by Florida Crystals, anoth-
er sugar company. However, the


site is unpopular with environ-
mentalists because it sits within
the flow way needed to revive the
Everglades.
An editorial about the Florida
Crystals site appeared in the Sun
Sentinel on Sept. 19. It was writ-
ten by Margaret McPherson of
Everglades Foundation, a non
profit organization committed to
reviving the natural wonder of
the Everglades. It was mentioned
that building the inland port on
Florida Crystals' property would
place it directly in the path of the
flow way needed to restore sheet
flow to the national park; and that
siting it further west in Glades and
Hendry Counties is preferable
since this is the area that truly
needs an economic boost.


Kirk Fordham, Everglades
Foundation CEO, was contacted
for input on the matter. He comrn-
mented that locating the inland
port at another sugar company's
holdings in Palm Beach County
"is extremely problematic" and
that the communities most affect-
ed should be looked at seriously.
Earlier on Sept. 8, a proposal
for consideration was submitted
to South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) by Chris
Doolin titled 'A Commitment to
Regional Stability and Growth",
which highlights the impact of
the district's buy out of U.S. Sugar
Corporation with a proposed
price tag of $1.75 billion. Accord-
ing to Mr. Doolin's proposal, the
acquisition will have a monumen-


tal impact on residents and busi-
nesses in Glades County, Hendry
County and the cities of Pahokee,
Belle Glade and South Bay. These
rural, multi-cultural societies
populate the land around Lake
Okeechobee. He understands the
potential impact because he has
had first hand experience repre-
senting the Small County Coali-
tion and the Small School District
Consortium.
"These communities are the
least capable of managing sig-
nificant economic change," Chris
Doolin said.
Some in the area may worry
that a rural, undeveloped area like
Glades County may find it difficult
to get the attention of state leader-
ship and big industry.


"I do feel that the citizens of
Florida's Heartland deserve to
have an opportunity to improve
their quality of lifestyle, commu-
nity, and economic future just as
much as anyone else who is a
Floridian," said Jim Otterman.
For more information on Chris
Doolin's proposal go to www.
sfwmd.gov and click on Ever-
glades, then River of Grass-related
material. For more information
on Everglades Foundation go
to www.evergladesfoundation.
org. FHREDI information can be
found at www.fhredi.com
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Profile
Continued From Page 1
US Sugar Executives, the current
and past Colonel of the Army
Corps of Engineers and other
relevant parties. My role was to
collect the opinions and solutions
we examined and shared in our
meetings, and then present them
to groups in our community to
raise awareness about the issues
and develop a consensus for
positive results. Two of our major
accomplishments were contrib-
uting to the Northern Everglades
bill (Rep. Trudi Williams is a part
of our subcommittee) and also
advocating the appointment of
Charles Dauray to the Board of
Governors for the district. These
were two major victories for
Southwest Florida, which too of-
ten was ignored in the past. I was
honored to later be appointed
by Charles to the Lake 0 WRAC,
which serves the SFWMD in the
capacity of implementing the
Northern Everglades bill.
The Golden Goose project was
an effort to study the Lee County
budget and determine what the
story was behind our escalating
tax bills. What we found was
a budget growing at 2-3 times


Escape
Continued From Page 1
escaped inmate had been waiting
for a trial for burglary, larceny,
resisting law enforcement and
criminal mischief. Anyone with
information should contact Inves-
tigator R. Baker or Major R. Jones
at the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice, 863-946-1600.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


the rate justified by inflation and
population growth. In fact nearly
half of the money was just cash
hidden in various funds. And al-
though the Lee BOCC is entirely
Republican, we were not shy
about taking them to task on the
issue. Last September, we were
able to convince commissioners
Bigelow and Mann of the verac-
ity of the issue, however the oth-
ers still voted to increase taxes.
The approval of Amendment 1
by more than 80% in Lee County
sent a clear message in January,
and I expect we will make better
progress this year.
I have served for three years on
the audit and budget committees
for the East County Water Control
District in Lehigh Acres and was
elected chairman of the budget
committee during this term. I also
served commission district 5 as
one of our three representatives
on the Lee County Charter Review
Committee. We reviewed the
county constitution for 16 months
and I supported needed changes
to the structure of the committee,
as well as single-member districts
and an elected executive.
What puts a smile on your
face?...Coming home each eve-
ning to my wonderful wife and
the laughter of my newborn


daughter.
What would you like to say to
the residents of Glades County?...
First, I want to tell you that my
commitment to the community
comes from my deep love and ap-
preciation of the natural landscape
of Florida, and Glades County is a
great part of that landscape. Bab-
cock/Webb and Fisheating Creek
are my regular camping spots
during the year and it is always
great to get away for a few days
and relax in the kind of Florida
you found 100 years ago. You'll
be hard-pressed to find someone
who loves Florida more than I
and I have a passion to care for
her natural and social resources.
Second, I want to represent
the citizens of senate district 27
in order to get the attention we
need on issues here in our region.
I believe the people of Southwest
Florida deserve a voice and vote
in Tallahassee that treats it as
home, not just as a distant part
of a district carved up for political
reasons. It is unfortunate that dis-
tricts in the Florida Heartland are
continually sliced up and tacked
onto other regions, which may or
may not share common values
and needs. I have serious plans
to address the continual unfair-
ness in redistricting efforts and


representation for our region.
Very simply, rural counties have
different needs than the urban
coast, particularly with the eco-
nomic challenges coming down
the pike.
What would you like to say to
young people in Glades County?...
Young people are pretty similar
everywhere. Being not too far
removed from "young", I know
what it means to want to get out
there and achieve something big-
ger than what you have right now.
Continue to work hard and apply
yourself, not just in school, but in
everything you do. I encourage
all of you to become involved in
community life and public chal-
lenges. I've had far too many peers
whose vision was only as far as
the next weekend and the short-
sighted decisions they made have
come back to haunt them as they
entered adulthood. My parents
expected me to take responsibil-
ity for my actions throughout my
entire life. I would suggest that,
while some today might give you
a pass until you are 18, those who
have successful families, careers,
and are essential to the communi-
ty fabric, remembered there was
more to life than just today.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


Briefs cont


Glades DEC meets every month
on second Tuesday at the library
at 5:30 p.m.
For more information please
contact Ellen Hawk Geake at 863-
983-2962 or 863-946-1963.

Special needs shelters
encourage
pre-registration


Glades County Emergency
Managementwould like to remind
persons who have special needs
and will be requiring shelter dur-
ing an emergency, to contact the
Emergency Management office at
863-946-6020 to obtain an applica-
tion, or you can apply in person at
Glades County Courthouse locat-
ed at 500 Ave J Room 7, Moore
Haven. Office hours are Mon-
day-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


We want your news!
The Glades County Democrat
welcomes news from the com-
munity. Post your news events,
photos and opinions online at
www.newszap.com. To contact
us, e-mail to gcdnews@newszap.
corn or call toll free 866-399-5253.
For more information, see the At
Your Service Box on page 4.

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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