Title: Glades County Democrat
ALL ISSUES CITATION
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028301/00263
 Material Information
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: August 28, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
 Notes
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).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028301
Volume ID: VID00263
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 01461505
alephbibnum - 000358007
oclc - 01461464
notis - ABZ6307
lccn - sn 83000793
issn - 0745-4120

Full Text



~t~ 1' 41 -.-
-~i* Y .x


GLADES






EMO


COUNTY
,&"%a -w


A M


***********MIXED ADC 320
205 SMA UF LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611


Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, August 28, 2008 Volume 82, Number 06


Glades at a

Glance

Republican
Executive
Committee meeting
The Glades Republican Ex-
ecutive Committee will hold
their next meeting on Monday,
September 8 at 7 p.m. in the
Moore Haven Library meeting
room. We encourage every-
one to attend as'we have many
items on our agenda to dis-
cuss. If you have any questions,
please call. 863-673-0452.

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 Cen-
ter at 4509 George Boulevard
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

See Briefs Page 18

Lake Level



feet
above sea
level

Index


Classifieds ... .. .
Opinion. ............
School .............
Sports ............


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

newszap.com
FieSpekch FrMll




8 16510 00022 1


County disapproves garbage service


BHR fire hydrant
expansion

By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat"

GLADES COUNTY -- The
county meeting on August 12
dealt with mandatory solid waste
pick-up service, an agreement
with its governmental consult-
ing firm, a Curry Island lease and
community items.
County commissioners came


to a decision and disapproved
mandatory garbage pick-up, af-
ter two years of local government
debate and public meetings. As
a separate item, the board will
consider giving Moore Haven,
county seat, the right to provide
solid waste removal in unincor-
porated county areas where they
also provide the water service.
According to local officials, there
are several businesses on the
fringe of the city limits that fall
under this category. The request
was tabled until further work is
done on documents.


Craig A. Smith & Associates
Governmental Services, LLC
(CAS) is a consulting firm that
represents the county in state and
federal government affairs. The
county has amended its agree-
ment with the firm to include
a new duty. CAS will represent
county government in dealings
with the buy out of U.S.Sugar
by South Florida Water Man-
agement District. The needs of
county agencies, the school dis-
trict, City of Moore Haven, and
other entities shall be included.
The Bureau of Public Land


Administration, under the De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection, has contacted Glades
County about its upland lease on
Curry Island. The lease involves
the state owned lands at Vance
Whidden Park which is part of
the high sand ridge known as
Curry island located on the west
bank of Lake Okeechobee. The
bureau is reviewing an upland
lease request for a private lease.
between its Board of Trustees
and Lake Okeechobee Habitat,
Inc.,. a' nonprofit corporation.
The bureau has asked if the


SINISubmitted photo
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fay left canals filled to the brim and threatened to creep onto patios and door
steps. This photo was taken in Buckhead Ridge, Glades County.


INI/submitted
Tropical Storm Fay decided to stay n. Glades County for a while and created waterfront property everywhere.


Moore Haven Terriers ready to roll


Preview for Glades
County's high
school football team

By Naji Tobias
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Are you
ready for some football?
For anyone living in the
Glades County area, it's a re-
sounding yes.
Progress has been made
in Terrier country, as the play-
ers seem confident that they'll
have a season not to forget.
The rejuvenated team will
have a manageable schedule,
so it actually has a chance at


being competitive in district
play this year. According to Ja-
son Bond, the head coach, that
would be a great accomplish-
ment.
Interestingly, Moore Haven's
two biggest games this season
will be against two district op-
ponents in St. John Neumann
(Oct. 10) and Glades Day (Nov.
7).
Both teams qualified for the
Class 1A playoffs last year, with
the Terriers losing to each pro-
gram.
Those two contests could
determine if the Terriers will
make the playoffs for the first
time since 2003.
Here is Moore Haven's team


preview:
Moore Haven Terriers
2007 record: 4-6 (0-3 in
District 6-1A play)
Head Coach: Jason Bond
(second season)
Top Players: Elazarus
Blackmon (Sr. wide receiver/
cornerback), Fred Hall (Jr. run-
ning back/linebacker), Dalton
Britt (Sr. quarterback/kicker),
Xavier Fagan (Sr. wide receiver/
safety), Marshall Britt (Soph.
offensive/defensive lineman),
Josh Patterson (Jr. tight end/
defensive end)
Top Newcomers: Hunter
See Terriers Page 18


county would like to discontinue
its lease:
County commissioners com-
mented on the vagueness of the
inquiry, and lack of time to con-
duct research and formulate an
answer. It was noted that Curry
Island is near Fisheating Creek
and gives residents an oppor-
tunity to view wildlife. The area
has potential for eco-tourism,
thus the county will need ample
time to look into the request.
The public safety department
See Garbage Page 18


Storm


creates


problems

State of emergency
declared, roads


closed, curfew
mandated

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat


GLADES COUNTY-- Residents
in Glades County had to be cau-
tious on roadways after Tropical
Storm Fay drenched communi-
ties with rain on its way past the
west bank of Lake Okeechobee,
Tuesday, August 19. The public
safety department, emergency
management, road department
and sheriff's office were kept on
alert during the state of emer-
gency.
According to Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, field
crews were sent to monitor
roadways and help with disas-
ter relief work. In Muse, near
LaBelle, the water flowed over
streets and washed out some dirt
roads. S.R. 29 was closed due to
major flood problems between
U.S. 27 and S.R. 78 West; and
the two southbound lanes of
S.R. 27 were closed, 8 miles west
of Moore Haven by Robin's Nest
RV Park.
Buckhead Ridge, near
Okeechobee, had neighbor-
hood canals filled to the brim
with water that threatened to
intrude onto patios and back
doors. South Florida Water Man-
agement District had to activate
pumps and a back-hoe near the
locks,
Some Palmdale residents had
See Storm Page 18


Helping residents
Manatee County emergency response team assisted
Glades County public safety and set up at the Doyle Con-
ner Building.


S525 NW Ave Belle e il d vAd4


A % 561-992-4000 "


-, . ..


500





Icr~~~lirY~;~.~iGIBll~iT;CI1IY~:~a~A


''
i


I


j








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 28, 2008


Be aware of 'storm-related' health risks


In the aftermath of Tropical
Storm Fay and in preparation 'of
any upcoming Tropical storms
or hurricanes, the Florida Depart-
ment of Health (DOH) reminds
consumers to be aware of certain
storm related hazards to be con-
sidered "after the storm."
Food safety: Preventing food-
borne diseases
Individuals should not eat
any food that may have come into
contact with contaminated water
from floods or tidal surges.
Commercially prepared
cans of food should not be eaten
if there is a bulging or opening on
the can or the screw caps, soda
pop bottle tops or twist-caps.
*' Undamaged, commercially
canned foods can be saved if you
remove the labels and then disin-
fect the cans in a bleach solution.
Use one-quarter cup of bleach in
one gallon of water; re-label the
cans in cl uding expiration date
and type of food. Assume' that
home-canned food is unsafe.
Infants should be fed only
pre-mixed canned baby formula.
Do not use powdered formulas.


prepared with treated water. Use
boiled water when preparing for-
mula.
Frozen and refrigerated foods
can be unsafe after a hurricane.
When the power is out, refrigera-
tors will keep foods cool,for only
about four hours. Thawed and re-
frigerated foods should be thrown
out after four hours.
Sanitation and Hygiene: Pre-
venting waterborne illness Basic
hygiene is very important during
this emergency period. Always
.wash your hands with soap and
water that has been boiled or dis-
infected before eating, after toilet
use, after participating in cleanup
activities and after handling arti-
cles contaminated by floodwater
or sewage.
Flooding that occurs after
the hurricane may mean that
water contains fecal matter from
sewage systems, agricultural
and industrial waste and septic
tanks. If you have open cuts or
sores exposed to the floodwater,
keep them as clean as possible
by washing them with soap and
disinfected or boiled water. Ap-


ply antibiotic ointment to reduce
the risk of infection. If a wound or
sore develops redness, swelling
or drainage, see a physician.
Do not allow children to
play in floodwater. They can be
exposed to water contaminated
with fecal matter. Do not allow
children to play with toys that
have been in floodwater until the
toys have been disinfected. Use
one-quarter cup of bleach in one
gallon of water to disinfect toys
and other items.
Power Outages: Preventing
fire hazards
Using battery-powered lan-
terns and flashlights is preferable
to using candles.
If you must use candles,
make sure you put them in safe
holders away from curtains, pa-
per, wood or other flammable
items.
Clearing Standing Water:
Preventing mosquito-borne Ill-
ness
Heavy rains and flooding
can lead to an increase in mos-
quitoes. Mosquitoes are most ac-
tive at sunrise and sunset. Public


health authorities will be working
actively to control the spread of
any diseases transmitted by mos-
quitoes.
To protect against mosqui-
toes, the public should remain
diligent in their personal mos-
quito protection efforts. These
should in clude the "5 D's" for
prevention:
Dusk and Dawn Avoid be-
ing outdoors when mosquitoes
are seeking blood. For many spe-
cies, this is during the dusk and
dawn hours.
Dress Wear cl nothing that
covers most of your skin.
DEET When the potential
exists for exposure to mosqui-
toes, repellents containing DEET
(N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or
N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide)
are recommended. Picaridin and
oil of lemon eucalyptus are other
repellent options.
Drainage Check around
your home to rid the area of
standing water, which is where
mosquitoes can lay their eggs.


newszap.om
IFree Speech Free Ads



Thed Eves?


See us at Family Eye Care

(863)675-0761

www.familyeyecarelabelle.com


Favorites and bookmarks save on typing

SNow, select the Favorite site Favorites button, and then click
you want to organize, and click History. Click the day that you
Son the Move button. From the visited the website. In the list of


[Dell
SDell Aucion
Dell inrie,rer Secui ri,
SSup.oi Dell D Comr
I3 Linlk
in'-kl Moosoill.V eb:lles
Login Ceidrar, Sell er ice
SMt corn
SRadio Starlori Ciu.de
Coo-ioids, Dailyu
p APSclylebook corn
j c erioinet org
B ~TBB com Senor Ne-..' v.
INI/Dianne Timmons
Saving your favorite Web sites is easy to do;


Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News


name for the page if you want to.
Click OK. When you want to re-
turn icust on tn rour favoritese nr


For seniors, a significant use y, JaUU 51
for computers is browsing the bookmarks, click the item and
internet using either Iternet you're there without any extra

while,we ind some really great a good idea to edit your
F aef te rea shrct bookmarks or favorites occasion-
Internet sites that we don't want loe
to ose track of. I hve lots csf E t4 v to weed out sites you no Ion-
dresses savd that perai, ger care to visit or ones that have
+ Fifs and hobiesth te, ae a on e belly up. Not all Web sites
programs, computer vprogr last for life, and it's nice to keep
programs, computer program your list useful and current. You
tutorials and my favorite search your list useful and current. You
engine sites. can also create sub folders to
What a pain it would be if keep them more organized.
we had to type in the full web Deletingandorganizing
site address every time we visit. eleingandorganizing
Fortunately, there's. a shortcut. your favorites
Favorites (Internet Explorer) and Sometimes you'll come across
bookmarks (Firefox) let us save a Favorite that you have no use
the addresses of sites to easily re- for, and can't really figure out why
trieve them. you added it in the first place. This
First, go to the webpage that is where the delete key comes in
you want to add to your Favorites, handy. Click on the Favorites icon,
list. Look at the top of the browser and select Organize Favorites.
you are using. InInternet Explorer, From the dialog box that pops
you will find favorites represented up, select the Favorite you want
by a yellow star or the word favor- to delete, and click on the Delete
ites listed as a menu item. Click button..You'll be asked if you are
on favorites with your mouse. A sure you want to delete this; click
new window appears either on Yes.
the left side of your screen or as a Organizing your Favorites in
drop down menu. folders is easy:
Click on either: Click on the Favorites icon,
Add Favorite (in IE), or then on the Organize Favotites
Bookmark This Page (in button.
Firefox) Select the New Folder button.
The site will be added to a Pick an intuitive name, such as
master list. You will get a dialog "Favorite Travel Sites," and click
box that allows you to type a new OK


Bernard Calvin James
Campbell
Bernard Calvin James Camp-
bell, age 83, of Pahokee, passed
away August 22, 2008 in West
Palm Beach, Fla.
He was born October 28, 1924,
the son of the late Carl Jefferson
and Elcee (Bolt) Campbell. He
served in the United States Navy


retiring after 20 years of service.
He was also a veteran of the Unit-
ed States Army serving 2 years.
Survivors include one son:
Dean (Tracie) Campbell and one
daughter Nikki Louise Campbell.
SMemorial services will be held
Sunday, August 31, at 1 p.m. at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Clewiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.


box that opens, select the older'
you want to move this Favorite to,
and click OK.
The best way to keep your
Favorites useable is to move the
Favorite to a folder as soon as you
add it.
Use "History" to find
pages you didn't save
11 you recently Visited a a\eb-
page and %%ant Io find it again but
,n-i didn'tl csaer- Ihe linl. rlicLk thec


websites that you visited on that
day, click the site you want to
go to. You can change the way
in which the websites you have
"visited are displayed. You can sort
them by date, site name, most fre-
quently visited, or most recently
visited. To do this, click the arrow
to the right of the History button,
and then choose an option from
Iho liCt


Reese Williams

engagement


Reese, Williams to wed.

Nicole Reese and Travis Wil-
liams are happy to announce
their engagement. Their wed-.
ding has been set for February


James L. Frazier
James L. Frazier, 91, was a
long time resident of Clewiston.
He passed away August 20, 2008.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr.
Frazier is survived by his two chil-
dren, Glenn H. Frazier and Patricia
O'Sullivan, his sri and daughter.
He has left behind seven grand-
children, 12 great-grandchildren
and his sister, Margaret Cooke, of


Submitted to INI

21, 2009 and will be held at the
brides mother's home in Moore
Haven. '


Albany, Ga. Mr. Frazier was a me-
mebr of the First Baptist Church
of Clewiston.
SFuneral services were held in
Fort Myers on August 26, 2008.


EDWARDS ORTKHODONTICS
Straight, healthy teeth will offer your child a lifetime of benefits.
A beautiful smile boosts self-confidence and makes a great first impression,
a valuable asset both today and down the road.
Most insurance accepted and our affordable financing plans make it
easy for you to give them this important advantage. Up to 60 months to pay,
no down payment with prior credit approval.
No Dentist Referral Necessary Se Habla Espanol
3 LOCATIONS'TO SERVE YOUI





GLADES PRIMARY CARE


,: '.. .'


Susan McMillan, ARNP

Providing SUPERIOR health care services to

New and established patients at:

.... 941 SE-Ist Street .,

Belle Glade, Florda 33430


561-992-4393

Medicare, Heali MDtct and mosthet.he ii
, t . t ,. "-. ":- ' ;


A


C2 cm I I


" 4L-J-


'7 ----.---- 7


7T T :7 1 --


New Office Hours Effective September 1, 2008:
Mon/rues/Wed .......... 8AM-5PM
Thurs.... ..............8AM-7PM
Fri/Sat..................8AM-2PM
David A. Miller, MD
Yves Pierre-Louis, MD
Tracey-Ann Miller, PA-C "


170 S. Barfield Highway, Suite #103
Pahokee, FL 33476
Spanish and Creole translation available
Se Habla Espafol Nou Pale Kreyol

(561) 924-6100


The clear choice for your

family's medical needs


Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.
"Working Together for Healthier Communities"
www.fchcinc.org


Obituaries


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







Thrsay Auus 28 08Srigtecmuiissuho ae ecoe


I


u..r Mwwn,


-sw.


e


r y.. . ..;-i
b' ij


, ,.:,. *~ ~~~
WQ..~


-. ,
.* ,
',., '; :
i, ..... "' --- ._, l


Oil& Filter Change
wim 16-Point Vehicle Checkup


I
I
I
I
I
I
--.. I
I


INCLUDES:
* E~ ,-oil replacemeflt L p to a5q _
N e Fvop ar I f
*4~-lIr': ,I c. ar." ray ,h- I ,a' b ffor
li,- :,;V I l- Ill-,t 11'r disposal, '
semi-5yntheltc awd ., iaitr1 II
II in ctron of these and addit onal it:e-s not i sted:
r- pre, ;I .mr nafn elr y ,rnvm m ixtirQ'rc, a k f,
-VAijflflghi I i. r'; -h d
'* ,. I, --tior L am p s
-Air ;,I
PrT,.- duus ioLo includc- r _,Poirs vhtich rvjy Ue~c rv.;;..Jrcd ufter !~prrti n
Pu'. 2e U '2c t fzc~l U4JL Ftn 2p-4 ~AIii d TInn c?-iV I2T da t l>2L7 I
2 I
Ask Srrvice PA&+..hrjr Ifo -r r ir 7,nal d- III :9/3/06
-


Mopar Value Line.

Brake Pad or Shoe
Replacement .


INCLUDIES: ; iVar c rTo pl -
Fr j lT cD rc-r d,.7c biniIe poc! or 3tv e
vvith Mopar Value Line Brakes (sermi-netlilli)
* tlrpect rolor, druim and caliper'
* Chckl brake fluid level
* Road-ost vuhiclo
* Ramn Heavy-Duly 4x4,S -QOC.;3 5 0J
trucks ib.jhcr
* Vehicle not covored by Milopar
V-lue tine hrakes are higher
Expir-: 9/3/08


863-983-4600 ww.clwis^ton.flvestatrdale;rs.coi 202 W. Suaar an Hw=. -88^8-200-1703
"PEpCErlT.,GE OFF DE-.Ltf LI'T il':t, 'II IELEt7 i T ;I rC TC'i ,i L. : ,f .I.T BE L 'F'O TII lU QI .-I L :I '_ .r1--iI Ir.'lll I.IF FE'Lir l .iT ,. r. :i Or I 1 C ,D 1l ,CfI rlD rl I iPitErJT FLU.L T.: T.. TITLE FEEL D~'~L EP IrilST-ILL Oiil ',E riC OT i rtjI COu rIOi 'vITH C'r-IER
OFFERS. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. MPG BASED ON EPA ESTIMATES. EXPIRES 8/28/08


I


I


S.


I T


~vj ni


L MW


9.5,
$244M'


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 28, 2008


1,4


Ti l


!


LIR=C
dilbolm









Servina t


Pahokee, Glades Day
rated as top teams in
their classifications
By Naji Tobias
INI-Florida
SOUTH LAKE REGION With
the Kickoff Classic games begin-
ning tomorrow night, fans of all
area schools will be excited about
the football season.
The schools in the area -
Moore Haven, Clewiston, Glades
Day, Glades Central and Paho-
kee have an 11-game schedule.
All but the Kickoff Classic games
counts toward their win-loss re-
cords.
Pahokee's Kickoff game, un-
like the other area schools, is
scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.
against Olive Branch, Miss. The
contest will be held at Traz Powell
Stadium in Miami.
The Blue Devils, last year's No.
6 team in the nation, according to
USA Today, face off against a team
that won the Nike SPARQ national
championship last year.
Pahokee, the consensus No. 1
team in Class 2B, according to a
high school football poll released
earlier this week by the Associ-
ated Press (AP), is one of only
six teams in the nation selected
to participate in the Miami Sports
Kickoff Classic, presented by Nike
Football.
The other teams in the six-
team field, other than Olive
Branch, are Miami-Northwestern,
last year's USA Today No. 1 high
school team in the country, Mi-
ami-Booker T. Washington, USA
Today's No. 8 team in 2007, Ham-
ilton (Ariz.), ranked No. 12 in the
country last year and Long Beach
Polytechnic, 2007's, No. 20 team
in the nation.
Glades Central, AP's second-
ranked team in Class 3A, will play
at home tomorrow night against
Dillard, the No. 10 team in AP's
Class 5A poll.
Glades Day, AP's top-ranked
team in Class 1A, will go on the
road to play Class 6A team Royal
Palm Beach tomorrow night.
Both the Raiders and Gators
will be gunning for a two-game
winning streak against their foes
in the Kickoff Classics the two
+ matchups were held last season
at this time.
Clewiston will be on the road
tomorrow night against King's
Academy, one of the top 10 teams
in Class 2B, according to AP's lat-
est poll.
Finally, Moore Haven will be
kicking off their season at home
tomorrow night against Summit
Christian.


The regular season games
begin on Sep. 5 and end on Nov.
14.
Here are the schedules for
each area team:'
Moore Haven Terriers
Friday, Aug. 29 Home vs.
Summit Christian
Friday, Sep. 5 Away at All
Saints Academy-Winter Haven
.Friday, Sep. 12 Open Date;
No Game
Friday, Sep. 19 Home vs.
Tampa Carrollwood Day
Thursday, Sep. 25 Home
vs. Hillel Community Day-Miami
Thursday, Oct. 2 Away at
Boca Raton Christian (Time TBA)
Friday, Oct. 10 Home vs. St.
John Neumann
Friday, Oct. 17 Home
vs. Miami,Northwest Christian
(Homecoming Game)
Friday, Oct. 24 Away at
Evangelical Christian
Friday, Oct. 31 Home vs.
Cape Coral Island Coast (Senior
Night)
Friday, Nov. 7 Away at.
Glades Day
Friday, Nov. 14 Away at
Central Fla. Christian Academy -
Orlando

Clewiston Tigers
Friday, Aug. 29 Away at
King's Academy
Friday, Sep. 5 Away at
American Heritage-Plantation
Friday, Sep., 12 Home vs.
LaBelle
Friday, Sep. 19 Home vs.
Glades Day
Friday, Sep. 26 Home vs.
Glades Central (Sugar Bowl)
Friday, Oct. 3 Away at
American Heritage-Delray Beach
Friday, Oct. 10 Away at Car-
dinal Newman
Friday, Oct. 17 Open Date;
No Game
Friday, Oct. 24 Home vs.
Pope John Paul
Friday, Oct. 31 Home vs. In-
let Grove (Homecoming Game)
Friday, Nov.'7 Away at St.
Apdrews
Friday, Nov. 14 Home vs.
Okeechobee

Glades Day Gators
Friday, Aug. 29 Away at
Royal Palm Beach
Friday, Sep. 5 Away at
Chaminade-Madonna
Friday, Sep. 12 Home vs.
Benjamin
Friday, Sep. 19 Away at
Clewiston
Friday, Sep. 26 Open Date;
No Game
Friday, Oct. 3 Away at


*r .


Okeechobee
Friday, Oct. 10 Home vs.
Evangelical Christian (Homecom-
ing Game)
Friday, Oct. 17 Home vs.
American Heritage-Delray Beach
Friday, Oct. 24 Away at St.


John Neumann
Friday, Oct.
King's Academy
Friday, Nov.
Moore Haven
Friday, Nov.
Jupiter Christian


31 Away at
7 Home vs.
14 Home vs.


Glades Central Raiders
Friday, Aug. 29 Home vs.
Dillard
Friday, Sep. 5 Away at Palm
Beach Lakes
Friday, Sep. 12 Home vs.
Palm Beach Central
Friday, Sep. 19 Home vs.
Palm Beach Gardens
Friday, Sep. 26 Away at
Clewiston (Sugar Bowl)
Friday, Oct. 3 Home vs.
Dwyer (Homecoming)
Friday, Oct. 10 Away at Car-
dinal Gibbons
Friday, Oct. 17 Open Date;
No Game
Friday, Oct. 24 Away at
Archbishop McCarthy
Friday, Oct. 31 Home vs.
Pembroke Pines Charter
Friday, Nov. 7 Home vs.
Suncoast
Friday, Nov. 14 Away at Pa-
hokee (Muck Bowl)

Pahokee Blue Devils
Saturday, Aug. 30 Olive
Branch (Miss.) in Miami
Friday, Sep. 5 Away at Palm
Beach Gardens
Friday, Sep. 12 Home vs.
King's Academy
Friday, Sep. 19 Home vs.
Palm Beach Lakes
Friday, Sep. 26 Home vs.
Jupiter (Homecoming Game)
Friday, Oct. 3 Away at
Byrnes (S.C.)
Note: Game against Byrnes
will be nationally televised on ES-
PNU.
Friday, Oct. 10 Away at
Melbourne Central Catholic'
Friday, Oct. 17 Open Date;
No Game
Friday, Oct. 24 Away at
John Carroll
Friday, Oct. 31 Away at Car-
dinal Newman
Friday, Nov. 7 Away at Vero
Beach
Friday, Nov. 14 Home vs.
Glades Central (Muck Bowl)
Staff Writer NaI Tbblas can be
reached at ntoblas@newszap.com


Turtle workshops scheduled


2008 Area high school football


schedules released


Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).


The Florida Lish and Wildlife
Conservation, Commission has
scheduled two public work-
shops to receive comments re-
garding proposed changes to
freshwater turtle harvest rules.
The workshops are in re-
sponse to concerns over increas-
ing demand for Florida turtles
amid tighter harvest restrictions
in other states. Proposed rules
would restrict individuals to
a five-turtle-per-day bag limit,
except for species that already
have more-restrictive limits.
The FWC encourages inter-.
ested persons to participate' in
the workshops, which will take
place Sept. 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m.,
at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North, in
Okeechobee and Sept. 12, from
9 a.m. noon, at the FWC's
South Region office, 3900 Drane
Field Rd., in Lakeland.
Anyone requiring special ac-
commodations to participate in
the workshops should advise
the FWC at least five days prior
to the workshop by calling 850-
488-6411. If you are hearing- or
speech-impaired, contact the.
FWC using the Florida Relay


If YOu Could

Reduce Your Risk
For Developing

Skin Cancer,

Why Not Do It?

Every 67 minutes someone dies from Melanoma.
Regular exams by a Board Certified Dermatologist are crucial.


Jonathan Sanders, M.D., J.D.
-- 4 --

Tim Ioannides,M.D.


www. cdemiatology.com


TREASURE COAST DERMATOLOGY
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer


Yellow journalism?




Not us!


SEMO% R Clewiston .. TheSurp
-'City looks at water 7 New cemetery 1 CHiy approval plan (or MaBfte a
C.tin- .U..d .. '.;

'.", i' "tW .L.I
w s.r, l cr 'l -.-. ...... C -III




In this age of exploitive and trashy media, we're proud to be different. We
believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust.

Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our
community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators,
not the lowest. We don't engage in gutter journalism. We know-we can
achieve success on the high road.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.




Clewiston News

GLADES COUNTY


DEMOCRAT



TheSun
Community Service Through Journalism


VOTE FORAND ELECT!!
MARYS HARN
for Property Appraiser
* 24+ years working experience
in the Property Appraiser's
office
* 43 year resident of Hendry County
QUALIFIED
IMPARTIAL
APPROACHABLE
www.electmaryharn.com
msharn@embarqmail.com
Political Advertisement paid for and
approved by Mary S. Ham, Democrat,
for Property Appraiser of Hendry County


PIZZA
561-924-6009
.---- li-------------------
CARRY OUT SPECIAL
$5.99
LARGE CHEESE PIZZA
._,____-----------------
SENIOR SUNDAY
S1 MED 1 TOPPING
PIZZA $4.99
------------------------
FiIRE 2 LITRE COKE:
WITH ANY EXTRA
LARGE
SERVING
PAHOKEE BELLE GLADE
SOUTH BAY CANAL POINT
LOCATED ON THE CORNER
OF MARKET RD & MAIN ST.
CARRY OUT. ONLY
NOT VAUD WITH ANY OTHER COUPON
COUPON REQUIRED


Share some



home cooking'

4


Give your graduate
a slice of life

with an e-Subscription
to the hometown
newspaper!


With an e-Subscription,,your student can read
the entire newspaper online on the-day it's
published no matter where they are!
Every story!
Every photo!

Every ad!
Every feature!

just as it appears in print
and it's Searchable!

Give it a try! Visit http://circulation.newszap.com


Clewiston News

Glades Count Democrat

The Sun

For 24/7 community opinions and information,
go to www.newszap.com


m


BOARD CERTIFIED
BY THE AMERICAN
BOARD OF
DERMATOLOGY

FELLOWS OF THE
AMERICAN SOCIETY
FOR MOHS
SURGERY

-Medicare, HUmana
and Employers
Mutual accepted"

OKEECHOBEE
863-467-9555
1924 US Hhway 44 1, N.

VERO BEACH
772-778-7782
1155 35th Lane,
Ste. 202


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


~

'PI~JIICIC~II~I









1I nursuay 'AY 'S.VV


Thi ir-qri;; ALnost 28. 2R00


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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 in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
print it.

William Deralin, 27

SBelle Glade
-VOP -
Manslaughter with a
firearm
Arrested August 25
No bond has been
set for release


Eddie L. Crayton, 24

-Belle Glade
*Larc theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested August 23
Released August 23
on $3,000 bond


Eric A. Hunter, 31
-Belle Glade
*lonmoving traffic
vio1irlon drive
wnile license
suspended, habitual
offerider
Arrested August 24
Bond has been set
lo $3.000

Ramon Morales, 37
SBelle Glade
Fraud imperson
law enforcement
otticer
-Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested August 24
Bond has been set
to $1 500

Frank D. Day, 25
SBelle Glade
SAggravated battery
cause bodily harm
or disability
-Damage prop -
cnmnal mlscheif
over $200 less than
$1.000
Arrested August 21
No bond set

Micheal Rawls, 26

-Pahokee
Larc-theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested August 23
Released August 24
on $3,000 bond


Lorenzo Green, 36

-Nlnmoving Iraffic
violation driving
while license
is suspended
habitual oliender
Arresled Augusl 21
Released August
21 on $3.000 Dond

Mario H. Nodal, 24


Clewiston
-Dealing in stolen
property
Arrested August 24



Douglas S. Garrett, 19


*Clewiston
SProducing
marijuana schedule
Arrested August 23


Herminio Hernandez, 47


-Belle Glade
-~oi Possession of
cocaine
Arrested August 25
No bond has been
set for release


Caswell Brown, 37

SBelle Glade
*Marijuana sell
within 1,000 feet of
place of worship
Arrested August 23
Released August 23
on $3,000 bond


James Federick, 47

*Belle Glade
SCocaine sell
within 1,000 feet of
place of worship
Arrested August 21
Bond has been set
to $50,000


Natalie Hernandez, 17
*Belle Glade
-Out or county
warrant
S Aggravaled banery
with a deadly
weapon
Arrested Augusl 21
Boo-ed for Hendry
Co Snernrl's Ohice

Sonia Lopez, 37
-Belle Glade
-Burglary with
assauR or battery
-Simple assauhl -
intent threat lo do
violence
Arrested August 22
Released Augusl 22
orn probation

Kentez C. Salter, 29
-Belle Glade
SBurglary dwelling
structure or
conveyance armed
*Resist ol icer
*VOP possession
ol cocaine
Arrested August 21
No bionl sel

Luclarence Roberson, 20

*Pahokee
-Mariljuana
possession with
intent 1o sell or
deliver schedule
Arrested August 24
Released August 25


Oscar Hernandez, 18
*South Bay
*Drugs -
possession
Controlled
substance without
prescription
Arrested August 24
Released August 24
on $2 000 bond

Selvin Rodriguez, 27


SClewiston
*FTA felony
offense
Arrested August 23



Demetris McFarland, 26
Clewiston
Possession of
Cocaine with intent
to sell. manufacture,
deliver, etc.
Arrested August 21


Louis Lutfey, 31

S-Belle Glade
SBattery -felony
- battery by
strangulation
Arrested August 25
Bond has been set
to $1,000


Travis Edwards, 19
SBelle Glade
SRobbery with a
deadly weapon
-Fraudulent use
of a credit card; 6
month time period
Arrested August 22
No bond has been
set for release

Francisco Marfil, 37
-Belle Glade
SBurglary dwelling
structure or
conveyance armed
-Weapon offense
-Aggravated
stalking
Arrested August 21
No bond set

Humberto Del Llano, 42

SBelle Glade
Stolen prop deal
in organized
-Fraud lalse
statemenl
Arrested August 21
Released Augusl 23
on $25 000 bond

James W. Sanford, 16
-Belle Glade
Battery on officer,
firefighter, EMT, etc
-VOP possession
of marijuana with
intent to sell
Arrested August 19
Bond has been set
for $3,500

Javian Golphin, 25
Pa3hokee
SResist onicer -
obstruct without
violence
-Possession of
mariluara over 20
grams.
Arrested August 24
No bond has been

Levenski Smith, 20
-Pahokee
-Marijuana
possession with
intent to sell
Possession of
marijuana over 20
Grams
Arrested August 24
Released August 25
on $3,000 bond

Charlie I. Roscoe, 29


-South Bay
-Possession of
cocaine
Arrested August 23
Released August 25



Michael L. West, 27


Clewiston
-Carrying a
concealed weapon
Arrested August 21



Eddie L. Flournath, 35


Nonmoving traffic
violation driving with
a suspended license
first offense
-Larceny theftA-
$300 to $5,000
Arrested August 19


Travario T. Pierre, 21
-Belle Glade
SBurglary
of structure
conveyance
unarmed without
person inside
Arrested August 23
Bond has been set
to $3,000

Eugene Harol, 51
-Belle Glade
-Battery touch or
strike
*Kidnap false
imprisonment -
adult
Arrested August 19
Bond has been set
for $11,500

Kyle B. Banin, 22
-Belle Glade

marijuana over 20

rR -Carrying a
concealed weapon -
firearm
Arrested August 20
Released August 21
on $6,000 bond

Damion Williams, 29

-Belle Glade
-Marijuana with
intent to sell within
1,000 feet of place
of worship
Arrested August 20
No bond has been
set for release


Barrett L. Wiley, 24
-Belle Glade
-Burglary of
dwelling structure
cr conveyance
armed
SResisting officer
Arrested August 21
Bond has been set
1:i $1,500

Calvin D. Shuler, 28

Pahokee
*Aggravated battery
causing bodily
harm or disability
Arrested August 21
Bond has been set
for $15,000


Dayrryl Jones, 39
-Pahokee
*Possession of
cocaine
No picture -Narcotic
equipment
available ] possession and
or use
Arrested August 19
Bond has been set
to $3,000
Jaketta D. Byrd, 37


*Clewiston
SLarceny $300 to
$5,000
Arrested August 19



Douglas S. Perkins, 30


SClewiston
-VOP felony or
community control
Arrested August 23



Hiawatha L. Scott, 50
*Clewiston
Nonmoving traffic
violation habitual
offender driving with
a suspended license
*- Fugutive from
justice from Collier
County
Arrested August 22


Arrest Report


SSpecialized Wound Care
*Full Time Medical Director
*Dialysis Support
*Alzheimer's Support Groups
SIntravenous Therapy


-Resident & Family Council Groups
-Specialized HIV Care
- Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
-24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
-Therapeutic Activities


Jody Watson, Assistant, C.E.O *
230 South Barfield Highway Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561 FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Visit our website at www.floridacare.net



SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Presents our new
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC!!!
We will be at
Tractor Supply
in Clewiston
Monday Thursday
From 1 pm to 3 pm


Shewmaker Animal Hospital
1566 N. Bridge St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-2441 Fax 863-675-3629
Dr. Lee Shewmaker D.VM.
Dr. Bridgette Shewmaker-Cochran D.VM.
Dr. Shana Damiana D.VM.


SARAH DID, SO CAN YOU'


LOSE '3-5 lbs
prweekwith ,
PhvsiciansF157'


( SUMMER SAVINGS
28 FREE*
FAT-BURNING
MEALS** FROM
Ph iifi t 1l /
When You Enroll By 08/31/08 I
-- ------- ------


CALL NOW!


863


,,A


3-357-9967
":Sarah lost

o -102 Ibs!r
VEIGHT L, ,4t
Cerntrs


iI.....I to. .'.... r.............


Hari



V*NA Noah's Ark Preschool (ages 2-4)
oc",,,, Harvest Academy (Pre-K)

Monday Friday 7:15am 2:30pm
Limited space available in Tiny Tots


Infant & Toddler Care
Monday Friday 7:15am 4:30pm
with optional extended care at both
facilities
Soace is limited so call today!


863.983.3181


0 I (I li~ I~


JA MOBILE WELDING LLC.
Licensed and Insured
\\'eldi( ng F, lm iCa _,ii ,,,
i ln(.Iubl'Iia Pl lI "l
Some C._ustII Iom E\ill- \\':_]e ll-tn', .
N 1o ,: St t-
James .Akin
Phone: 863 983 (07_)06
C ll: 863 2-2843( W




I G a ds He lth C re Center
a= Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
L a


A N F
ADVERTISING hF rni I OF FLORIDA
Classified I Display | '.1. rr, 'Daily



The key to advertising success









1-866-742-1373


www.florida-classifieds.com


---


I


1k


^;~-,t'-'


,. Iw








Thursday, August 28, 2008


R OPNO Srig h omuiie otho ak kecoe


Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to clewnews@newszap.com or call 863-983-9140,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating

Some foods can boost metabolism
Newspapers and magazines make an effort to be accurate when
presenting articles; the general reading public does not "fact check"
like professionals should.
In reading the claim "foods can boost metabolism as much as 20
percent" I was immediately struck by the size of the claim. It would
mean that I could eat an extra quarter of a baked potato without hav-
ing to count the calories if I'd only eat it with a banana pepper added
to the dish!
Typing in "spicy foods and metabolism" in Google and "Capsai-
cin" in Wikipedia, my personal fact checking methodology, resulted
in claims, supported by research, of zero effect to a maximum of 8
percent!
Interestingly enough, far more support was given to claims that it
has positive effects in the prevention of various cancers.
Editor's Note: The exact quote featured the word "perhaps, "mean-
ing that what the author intended may not have been exact science.
The tone of the article, which was picked up from an outside source,
was light-hearted, but you are correct -- there is no source attributed
to the 20 percent claim. Good catch.


suomiUea pnoro

New Bridge
The newly constructed 48-foot-wide Bee Branch River
concrete bridge opened five days ahead of schedule on
Monday morning, Aug. 18. Workers will still be putting
some finishing touches on the bridged construction area
including guard rails in the coming days.


Local Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Glades County from the National Weather
Service
1-
Moore Haven and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be calm
becoming east around 5 mph with a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74. Winds will
be calm with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from the
east between 3 and 7 mph with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74. Winds will be
calm with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from
the east between 3 and 5 mph and a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 91 and a 30 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Labor Day: Partly cloudy, with a high near 90 and a 30
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.





4Glads niocrt



Our Purpose...
The Glades County Democrat is published by Independent Newspapers of
Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspa-
per to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the commu-
nity. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit
margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
Independent's mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of
the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the comm-


munity's deliberation of public issues.


We Pledge...
* lb operate this newspaper as a public trust.
* To help our community become a better
place to live and work, through our dedication
to conscientious journalism.
STob provide the information citizens need to
make their own intelligent decisions about
public issues.
* To report the news with honesty, accuracy,
objectivity, fearlessness and compassion.
To use our opinion pages to facilitate
community debate, not to dominate it with
our own opinions.
To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
To correct our errors and to give each correction
to the prominence it deserves.
'* b provide a right to,reply to those we write
about,
To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.


Editorial:
Editor: Jose Zaragoza
Reporter: Nena Bolan
Reporter: Naji Tobias
News Clerk: Ashley Smith

Adversing
email: samtlakead@aewzap.com
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
National Accounts: Joy Parrish
Advertising Manager: Brenda Taylor
Advertising Services: Melissa Agee


Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Chairman: Joe Smyth
President: Ed Dulin
Vice President of Florida Operations: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken

Member of:

Florida Press
Assoclartlo


Madam, please move your tomato


By Angela Sachson
UF/IFAS Extension
Service
Nematodes are everywhere,
especially in Florida and especial-
ly in sandy Florida soils. Most are
good guys, eating bacteria, fungi,
and other pests. Some are even
sold by the thousand to man-
age insect pests. These are not
our subject today. We are talking
about the bad nematodes that
feed on plants; parasitic nema-
todes and, in particular, root-knot
nematodes.
Root-knot nematodes attack a
wide variety of plants and can be-
come serious pests in the home
garden. They are microscopic
roundworms that live in the soil
and on plant roots. They injure
plants by feeding on root cells
with their needle-like mouthparts
(called stylets). The root system
can become damaged to the
point where the plant cannot ab-
sorb water and nutrients,
Root-knot nematodes have
some favorite vegetables and they
may also be your 'favorites. They
are tomato, potato, okra, beans,
pepper, eggplant, peas, cucum-
ber, carrot, field peas, squash,
and melons.
They do. not like to eat corn,
broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,
onions and most cool-season
crops. This may be because nem-
atodes like hot weather best.
The good and bad news
about Nematodes: The bad news


about nematodes is
no chemical control
the home gardener
get them you may w
crop, and you don't h
very far from here t
Okra crops felled by
(they really love okra
The good news
are some things yoi
prevent nematode da
least keep it in check
some of them. Start
you plant your fall ve

What you can
Rotate the garde
location: If a whole
den space is not pra
plants so that resista
moved to an area w
tible ones had grow
A couple of years of
or strawberries will
the critters from that

Plant
varieties
When you buy to
pepper plants, okra
seed or pea seed, r
ety label to see if it s
about resistance to
The label may list th
ters VFN. These let
that the variety has
certain diseases: V =
wilt resistant; F = F
resistant; and N = ro
atode resistant. Older
are generally more


that there is nematodes than younger trans-
available to plants. So look for transplants
. Once you that are a little larger. Inspect the
rell lose your roots of transplants for root-knot
have to travel galls. Occasionally nematodes
o find entire can be introduced with contami-
y these guys nated transplants. Just turn that
). pot over in the store, pull out the
is that there plant and look at the roots. If you
u can do to see bumps leave it there.
damage, or at Solarize your plot: Call your
:k. Here are extension service to learn this
now, before easy way to discourage both
getables. nematodes and weed seeds.
Use Cover Crops: During the
do summer plant a cover crop that
n to a new nematodes don't like to eat--
le new gar- French marigolds are the pretti-
ictical; rotate est. Cover crops also improve
nt plants are the soil, prevent erosion, and
here suscep- increase fertility. Marigolds must
n previously. be planted as a solid planting, no
onions, corn more than 7-inches apart. They
I discourage must be grown for at least two
area. months, and then turned under.
Keep marigolds free of grass and
resistant weeds to prevent nematodes
from feeding on weed roots.
In the home landscape, some
)mato plants, bedding plants are resistant to
Seed, bean root-knot nematodes including
ead the vari- zinnia, salvia and marigold and
;ays anything some folks suggest companion
nematodes. planting these in the garden.


ie capital let-
ters indicate
resistance to
=Verticillium
usarium wilt
ot-knot nem-
er transplants
resistant to


Amend your soil:
Organic matter can help pre-
vent nematode damage in several
ways. The organic matter increas-
es the ability of the soil to hold
water and nutrients and improves
soil structure. This makes a bet-


ter environment for most plants
and can help the plants survive in
spite of nematodes.
Start your garden a little later
this fall: Nematode activity slows
as soil temperatures drop. There-
fore, vegetables grown in cooler
months are not as damaged by
nematodes as those grown in
warmer months. Become famil-
iar with the temperature require-
ments of the plant and grow as
late as possible in the fall.
Soil tillage and root destruc-
tion:
Destroy plants and plant roots
by pulling up immediately after
harvest. Do not let stalks stand
through the summer. Work the
soil two to four times in summer,.
allowing the sun and weather to
exert their killing effect.
Container growing:
It never hurts to hedge your
bets. If you want tomatoes or an-
other special kind of veggie, grow
an extra or two in purchased
nematode-free potting soil in a
container.
If you need additional informa-
tion on nematodes, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. In High-
lands 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
Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Two killed in crash south of Lakeport


By Charles M. Murphy
INI Florida


wet road and she lost control. The
vehicle rotated counterclockwise
- / rl j cNA i Intn fha .*! e lt ..ninr


Heavy rain is believed to be auu n ll.U IllU llto UUII UUUIIu
the cause of a violent collision lane, Troopers said.
on State Road 78 Friday in Glades Sam Caliendo, 65, was oper-
County that took the life of two ating a 2006 Nissan sedan south
Moore Haven residents and seri- bound and could not stop in time.
ously injured two others, the Flor- His vehicle struck the Mitsubishi
ida Highway Patrol said. broadside, striking the passenger
Mary Ann Wilcox, 46, was side.
driving a 2004 Mitsubishi north The Mitsubishi rotated coun-
bound on State Road 78 when terclockwise and came to rest fac-
the vehicle hydroplaned on the ing north in the northbound lane.


The Nissan rotated clockwise and
came to rest facing southwest in
the west paved shoulder of the
road.
Wilcox was transported to
Raulerson Hospital where she
died Friday. Her passenger, Zach-
ary Cornelius Wilcox, 20, was
pronounced dead at the scene.
Caliendo was flown to Lee Me-
morial Hospital and was listed In
serious condition.
A second passenger in the Mit-


subishi, Stacey Lynn McPherson,
25, of Moore Haven was trans-
ported to Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center in Clewiston by Glades
EMS and was treated for serious
injuries.
Troopers said neither of the
victims was wearing seat belts.
Alcohol was not a factor in the
crash.'Approximately $40,000 in
property damage was done in the


Clubs and organizations


American Legion Sept.
5
The American Legion of Moore
Haven invites members and their
guests to attend the installation
of officers' event on Sept. 5, at 5
p.m. Butch Jones has served as
post commander for the past 12
years.
The new post commander
will be Gordon Bryant, and K.S.
Butch Jones will be first vice com-
mander. The second vice com-
mander will be Tom Wolfenden
and sergeant at arms will be L.C.
Roundtree. Jim Herrington, will
be secretary and the chaplain will
be Roger McKee. A meal will be
served. The post is located at 600
River Road.

Blood, Sweat and
Tears tops off Edison
sunset concert
Tickets for Edison College's
sixth annual Edison POPS at Sun-
set concert, featuring the legend-
ary jazz/rock bank Blood, Sweat
& Tears, are now on sale. Tickets
can be purchased through the
Edison POPS web site at: www.
edisonpops.com. Tables of 10 are
$400, and reserved seats are $40.
Tables and reserved seats can be
purchased online until October


20. Prizes will be awarded for the
best decorated table in six differ-
ent categories. General admission
tickets are $20 and can be pur-
chased online up to the day of the
event.
The Sixth Annual Edison POPS
at Sunset concert is scheduled the
evening of Saturday, October 25,
on the grounds of Edison College,
8099 College Parkway in Fort My-
ers.
Additional information is avail-
able through the Edison POPS
web site or by calling 239-489-
9085. Sponsorships are still avail-
able.

Glades curfew lifted
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon has
ended the mandatory curfew for
all of Glades County. This is due
to the water receding in the ma-
jority of Glades County, the shel-
ters closing and most of the roads
opening for normal traffic flow.

Legion Hall
announces
officers installation
The American Legion of
Moore Haven invites members
and their guests to attend the
installation of officers' event on
Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. Butch Jones has


General News and Information


Plan now for
November
It is time to organize your
schedule so that you can take
-the time off during Thanksgiving
week to attend the Big "O" Hike
around Lake Okeechobee.
The Hike will begin in Paho-
kee on November 22, and end at
Pahokee on November 30.
That's nine days of walking
from 9 to 14 miles a day to make
it all the way around the lake.
There is a little bit of a challenge
to this walk. Hundreds of people
have tried over the years and (for
some reason) only about 20 to 30
percent of the walkers manage to
finish the 9 days.
So plan now and get in shape
for November.
For further information please
call Paul at 561-963-9906.

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!

Free services
help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore Ha-
ven, Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon until
2:30 p.m.
You can contact Tera or Linda
at the Center for Independent Liv-
ing at 941-766-8333 in Charlotte
County to find out the days that
they will be available in those ar-
eas.


served as post commander for
the past 12 years. The new post
commander will be Gordon Bry-
ant, and K.S. Butch Jones will be
first vice commander.
The second vice command-
er will be Tom Wolfenden and
sergeant at arms will be L.C.
Roundtree. Jim Herrington will
be secretary and the chaplain will
be Roger McKee. A meal will be
served. The post is located at 600
River Road.

Benefit barbecue
planned for Wilcox
family
A benefit barbecue is planned
for the Wilcox family of Glades
County. The event is set for Friday,
Aug. 29 starting at 11 a.m. at the
Doyle Conner Building.
The dinners include barbecue
chicken, baked beans, cole slaw,


dinner roll and dessert, all for
$7. Delivery is available for large
orders including Clewiston. Do-
nations also accepted. To place
orders, please call or stop by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
863-946-1600 ext 2139 or 2140.

Agency Fair planned

for September
The Glades County Agency Fair
will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18,
from 5 until 7 p.m. It is sponsored
by FDLRS and the Hendry/Glades
Transistion Team.
If parents of students or other
community members need infor-
mation on medical services, so-
cial services, legal services, etc.,
this will be the place to be. Please
encourage students and parents
to attend the event. There will
be. a minimum of 18 agencies on
hand in the school courtyard giv-
ing out information.


Glades County Democrat
Published by Independent Newspaper, Inc.
Serving Glades County Since 1923


To Reach Us
Address: 820 West Sugarland Hwy.
Suite 5, Clewiston, Fla. 33440
Website: www.newszap.com
To Submit News
The Glades County Democrat wel-
comes submissions from its readers.
Opinions, calendar items, stories,
ideas and photographs are welcome.
Call (866)399-5253 to reach our
newsroom. Items may be mailed,
faxed or e-mailed. The deadline for all
news items is 12 p.m. Monday prior to
the following Thursday's publication.
E-mail: cdnewsnewszaD.com

To Place A Display Ad
Call (866)399-5253. deadline for all
advertising Is 12 p.m. Monday for the
'ollowing Thursday's publication.
Fax 1-863-983-7537
E-mad: southlakeadsinewmap.com

To Place A Clasified Ad
Call 1877i353-2424 to place a classi-
fed advertisement from home. The
deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m.
Monday for the following Thursday's
publication
Fax 1-877.354-2424.
E-mail: classads(anewszap.com

Advertising Billing
Department
E-mail: billteam@newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone (800)282-8586
E-mail readerservi siinews:a. p anm
The Glades Cournt Democra is delivered
by mail .o bscibern in Thursday and is
sold im radks and store locations in the
Glade Cc.unty area
Cdl i tSii282-8586 to report a rmised
newspaper or poor ddeWery.
Glades County Dem.xrat
8d0u West Sgarlarnd Hwy Swue 5
Clewisin. FL 33440
USPS 219060
Pubbshed Weekly by Independent
Newspapers, Inc
for 39.00 per year including tax Periodical
Class postage paid at Clewiston Florida
Postmra'er send add.ies chdangr to the
Glides C.:.unry Demicrat
Ctr.:ulaton Adminstriation
POBO 701l
Dover. DE 19903


Newszap!
Online News & Information
Get the latest news at
www.newszap.com


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


fiOPINION


v .......









Thursd... Aur ust 28 08Srigtecm uiissuho aeOecoe


,J S O
/ www.newszap.com/classifiedsfl


S1-877-353-2424 (Toil Free)


/ For Legal Ads:
legalads@newszap.com
/ For All Other Classified Ads:
classads@newszap.com


./ .8.87-374542424 tol 'Free)i


threee weeks Free ...It's sasy ndida


SAll personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE!



SUBMIT YOUR FREE



CLASSIFIED AD TODAY!

SPublished 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun
SAds will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.


/ Monday
1 i a m. for rhjrdoay publicanton 1





* All personal items under $5,000
ABSOLUTELY FREE!
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per issue


I.


Announcements


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- ^ COU 0
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 a tc h
claims against Independent
Newspapers All advertising
: :ubi: to publisher'
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to Position
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads Count Team Membe
accepted are subject to credit unt Team Me be
approval. All ads must conform Dining Room Servet
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications. Maintenance Techn
Some classified' categories
require advance payment. PC Support Technic
These classifications are
denoted with an. asterisk *. Public Space Floor
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any Attendant ........
advertisement that is illegal or SL Techn
considered fraudulent n all SLOTS Technician
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran- The Tribal Council gives preference i
teed income from work-at- training, promoting and in all other asp
home programs or other offers the job requirements. Second prefer
to send money in advance for meet the job requirements.
a product or service we ri''i ''w. ,,, ,
advise yo the poston. As with al appl cants, hi
Attorney General's Consumer the position As with aTI applcants, Is
and/or The Better-Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115 2 FREE Male Kittens Spot is
Card of Thanks 120 white with black spots and
In Memoriam 125 sport is white with grey
Found 130 spots. They are about 12
Lost 135 weeks old, great with my
Give Away 140 dog. Very playful. They come
Garage/Yard Sale 145 with a cat litter box and a few
Personals 150 toys, and a scratching post.
Special Notices 155 Would like them to stay to-
900 Numberk 160 gether: (863)447-0689
DONATE VEHICLE RECEIVE
S$1000 GROCERY COUPON
NOAH'S ARC SUPPORT NO
KILL SHELTERS, RESEARCH
Pregnant? Considering adop- TO ADVANCE VETERINARY
tion? A successful educated TREATMENTS FREE TOW-
woman seeks to adopt, and ING, TAX DEDUCTIBLE,
'needs your help! Will be a NON-RUNNERS ACCEPTED
loving full-time mom..Finan- (866)912-GIVE.
cial security. Expenses paid.
Call Lisa. (800)900-2980, HON LATERAL File Cabinet -
pin 00. FL Bar# 0150789. 40"x42"x19" 3 sliding draw-
ers, letter or legal, with key.
Find It faster. Sel t soon- FREE!! $0. (863)675-4449
In heclassifieds JACK RUSSELL PUPS (2) To
F good home, females, @ 6
[ nK s8033weeks old. (863)634-3276
or (863)634-0842
AUCTION 144 Acres Divided KITN-Fmale Tab
Cherokee County, NC Tues., KITTEN Female Tabby, 3
Sept. 9 6:00 p.m. This bank months old. Free to good
owned property is surround- home only. (863)467-9520
ed by national forest and KITTENS 8 wks. old. 2 males
conservation lands. Two & 1 female. Free to good
tracts totaling 144 acres, just homes only. (863)634-3029
off U.S. Hwys. 74,19,129...
Access roads have been ROTTI/MIX To a good home
added for development. Bid only, 4 yrs old & fixed, very
online or at the auction. Sale sweet dog. (863)467-1670
Site: Holiday Inn Express, SIBERIAN HUSKY, 3 year old
Murphy, NC, Terms: Pay male, free to good home.
10% down, 10% buyer's pre- LaBelle 239-217-2392
mium. For detailed Informa-
tion, call (800)479-1763 or
go online to www.johndix- M
on.com NCAL#6397 John
Dixon & Associates Auc- Run your ad STATEWIDE! Run
tions-Marketing. your classified ad in over
100 Florida newspapers
FORECLOSED HOME AUC- reaching over 4 MILLION
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE readers. Call this newspaper
600+ Homes MUST BE or (866)742-1373 for more
SOLD! Free Catalog details or visit: www.florida-
(800)616-6716 USHo- classifieds.com.
meAuction.com.


CREMATORIUM NICHE -
Double & Double Urns. Lo-
cated in Port Charlotte, FL. E m .-n
$750. (302)747-7766 Employment.
Funl-Time 205
Ja gI Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
DACSHOUND Approx. 2 yrs Prt-Time 215
old, rusty color male, found Employment
on Hwy 80 & Collingswood Wanted 220
on 8/23 (863)675-8094 Job Information 225
Sales 230

BIRD Blue & Gold Macaw,
last seen in vic of Eli's West-
ern Wear, if found please call
(863)467-4881 FIELD'MECHANIC
MINIATURE DASCHUND -lost for vegetable & sugar cane
8/23, vic of Oak Haven Est, operation in the Belle Glade
Port Labelle Area. If found area. Previous exp. &
please call' (863)673-2989 references needed. Year
Reward offered, round employment with
WEIMERANER PUPPY"e- benefits. (561)996-6469
WEIMERANER PUPPY Fe-
male. 10 wks. old. Vic. of Join an the people who
Belle Glade Golf Course. Re- say, "I sold It In the clas-
ward! (561)261-0997 sllieds."


HiiLi~~ iiF


the Excitement



'Openings Shift Hourly/Salary Full/Part Time
r .... 1 .. .Morning .. .Hourly ... Full-Time
' .... 1 ....Swing/ .. Hourly ... Part-Time
Evenings
lician 1 .. Swing ... .Hourly .... .:Full-Time
ian .1 . .Flexible ...Salary.... Full-Time

...... 2 .. ..Grave .... .Hourly .... Full-Time
...... 1 ... .Swing ... .Hourly .... Full-Time
n all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring,
pects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
nce is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
.,'l I ,,I ii ,, i' ll~ii: ,li 'i l,p',," jl,,,,, ',i i}r]L rIn'i I I .... r,.. I: ? zi-, H Fi
ring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.



HENRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
"Where It's JA.bout Gettin g Better"

Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp
or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an
excellent command of the
ICD-9-CM Classification sys-
tem and DRG methodology.

Must have the
ability to use computerized
medical record abstract and
encoder, and possess good
technical skills.




Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for

Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL
license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.

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


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


READING A NEWSPAPER . .


p dusand services.


III


Employment
Full Time 0205
L I


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





NOTICE
Business Independent Newspapers will
Opportunities 305 never accept any advertise-
Money Lenders 310 ment that is illegal or con-
Tax Preparation 315 sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
i it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do If you have questions or
you earn $800 in a day? 30 doubts about any ad on
Local Machines and Candy these pages, we advise that
$9,995. (888)629-9968 before responding or send-
802000033. CALL US: We ing money ahead of time,
will not be undersold! you check with the Better
CHOOSE YOUR HOURS Business Bureau at
INCOME & YOUR REWARDS! 772-878-2010 for previous
CHOOSE AVON complaints.
GWEN (888)265-1256 Some 800 and 900 telephone
Generate Extra Income in as numbers may require an
- little as 48 hours up to extra charge, as well as
$3,500/wk or more. No sell- long distance toll costs. We
ing No MLM. Call: will do our best to alert our
(800)659-7781 or visit: reader of these charges in
w w w m y go I d the ads, but occasionally
plan.com/goodlife we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
Own a Recession Proof Busi- call a number ou of your
ness in Fastest growing in- area, use caution.
dustry. Established accounts
with the average owner earn-
ing over 200K a year call A i
24/7 (866)622-8892 CO- rvi
DEX.
Shop here frasti
The classlied ads
Looldng for a place to Babysitting 405
hang your hat? Look no Child Care Needed410
further than the lassi- Child Care Offered415
feds. Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Love the earth Recycle Insurance 430
your used Items by seO- Medical Services435
Ing them In the cassl-
fieds.


Place your







CLASSIFIED AD


I


I I - ------------ -- - ----- ---


mm"


I '


F-


UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION

Power Plant Engineer
Primary Function:
Optimize the safe production of steam and electricity
through application of engineering expertise.
Responsibilities:
*Assess power plant performance and develop engineering
solutions to maximize the safe and efficient production of
steam and electricity.
*Implement capital improvement and maintenance and re-
pair projects from inception to completion.
*Provide supervision / management relief.
*Train supervisors, craftsmen and operators in the mainte-
nance and operation of boilers, turbo-generators and ancil-
lary equipment.
Experience:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The require-
ments listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with'disabilities to per-
form the essential functions.
*A Bachelor's degree inMechanical, M ririn or Electrical
Familiarwitha wide varietvof e. generate concepts.,
practices and procedures.
*5-8+ years of experience in power generation operation.
Solid fuel experience desired.
*Project management skills.
-Ability to apply advanced engineering principles to identify
and resolve complex issues.
*Advanced computer skills.
*Leadership skills including the ability to coach, mentor
and train supervisors and bargaining unit employees.
*Supervisory experience a plus.
ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION
United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. We are employee
owned and headquartered on the southern shore of Florida's
Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and West Palm.
Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax 863-902-2889
Apply on line at www.ussugar.com



MEDICAL ASSISTANT


salary and exc. benefits.
Lykes Bros. Inc., Ranch Di- Fax resume to:
vision, has an immediate (561)924-3405, email to:
opening for an Administra- hrtafchcinc.oro or apply at
tive Assistant in the Engi- FL Community Health Ctrs
neering Department at its 170 S. Barfield Hwy.
Brighton office. Respon- Suite 103
sibilities include 'administra- Pahokee, FL
tive support, data entry & EOE/DFWP
processing, report prepara-
tion, research public
records, permits and stat-
utes. Qualified candidates
will have experience as an
Administrative Assistant,
have knowledge in the op-
eration of general office
equipment and be proficient
in Word, Excel, Outlook and
Internet. Experience with
Powerpoint, GIS, reading
drawings and maps, envi-
ronmental permits, sampling
and testing a plus but not re-
quired. Lykes offers com-
petitive wages and an
excellent benefit package.
Qualified applicants should
mail, email or fax resume to:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
Ranch Division
Attn: Loyda Rivera
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee,FL 34974
Irivera@lykes.com
Fax: 863-763-6159
AA, EOE, DFW M/F/D/V
AGRICULTURE SHOP
FOREMAN WANTED
Citrus/Grove equipment
experience required.
Leadership qualities -
needed, overseeing repairs,
parts ordering, computer
skills, capable of _
generating reports,
creating annual budgets.
Benefits package. For
interview contact Ron at
(863)635-2715 Frostproof,
FL 8-5 M-F
DFWP SFWP EOE
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad hi the classi-
reds.


NURSING
PALM TERRACE OF
CLEWISTON
a 155 bed skilled nursing
facility, is currently ac-
cepting applications for
dedicated nurses.
ADON
Full Time
Must be a RN Assist with
overall management of
the nursing dept. Assist'
in ensuring quality nurs-
ing care. Must be flexible
and a team player. Long
term care experience
preferred.
Wound Care
Full Time. LPN or RN. Will
assist in ensuring quality
care for all patients with
wounds. Must be a team
player and flexible.
Staff Development
Coordinator
Full Time. RN required.
Candidate must have ex-
perience in LTC and gen-
eral knowledge of State
and Federal regulations.
Responsible for all staff
Seducation/inservicing.
Previous exp. preferred.
Evening Supervisor

LPN's
7pm 7am shifts
GREAT PAY &
BENEFITS!!
Please submit your
application to
PalmTerrace of Clewiston
301 South Gloria St
Clewiston, Fl 33440
PH: 863-983-5123
Fax your resume to:
863-983-6698
EOE




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


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

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper hi
the classlfleds.


~rmr~


* Ad Appears In the Newspaper
andOnline Free of Charge!
* Reasonable Rates For Private
Party Ads
* Plaoe Your Ad Online, Fromn
the Comfort of Your Home


WHEN


WANT

TO!


I Roofing


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday,- August 28, 2008


I









I I ,-.. . ...


IPHoses- Sale


lTouses S


-(Vw) Sl h(863)983-8559
re lCheyl Eby GltjaIri, I Real Eate Broer (863) 228-1562
eal estatEllie Sellerl (239)8224490 Eipahol
-i A iij 528 E. Sugarand Hwy., Clewiston Anabel Miranda (863)228-6296 Eipaiol


Flaghole's Finest




3/2 MH, 2.5 Acres, Plenty of room for horses, New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole, with al
completely fenced, newlighted electric gted exts. Granite counter tops, Master Suite and
entry with decative columns, $225,000 argeDet Gae. A g $330,000


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
'3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
-3/2 CBS on Northside $220,000
'4 Brand new 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Town Homes, Call For More Details!
*3/2 MH in Tower Lakes, w/ above the
gound pool, only $135,000
*3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner Lot
w/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
* 3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Prch and Shed, reduced $ 119,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA, Just Reduced $224,900
* 4BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Vlternrs 2BD/2BA w/ 2-Bay Boat Hxose
in Lakeport on Lowry Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "O" Access, asking $259K
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd in
Moore Haven. 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 100x115. Great
location Bond St. Only $49,960
SBuildable lot on Del Monte Ave.$129,900
"3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
*.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
-Highlands Co. 10, 28, &8 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
SComer'lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $89,900
MONTURA
'3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
*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, LarW wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
COMMERCIA/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


1


-. S


I


RESIDENTIAL
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent
4/2/2 New Home Reduced to
$269K
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to
$190K-
3/2/2 with pool reduced to
$199,000
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB
County $174,900
2/1 near all amenities $109,900
New 3/2/1 with Den Sugarland
Cir. Reduced to $174,900
4/2 Harlem $120,000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good
incorie $174,900


3/2 Home with pool and apart- RENTALS
ment Davidson Rd $195,000 Call for Available Rent6ls
3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 S285,000
2/1 Ponce De Leon $162,000


MOBILE HOMES
3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop -
$79,000
4/2 DWMH Montura $135K
3/2 DWMH with o/g pool
Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000
3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great
secluded corner lot $134,900
3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with
horse-barn fully fenced Montura
$94,900


VACANT LAND
Montura 1.25 acre lots available
Call for Listings.
27.5 acres Pioneer $495,000
11 Montura lots $12,000 each
17.5 acres Pioneer $315,000
Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
Moore Haven -.5 res. lots
$75,000
Moore Haven 2 res. lots
$39,900


3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd
$295,000 $120,000 COMMERCIAL
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
shed $239,000 $280,000 $200,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed Package Deal 4 M-Hones and Turn-key movie theater on US27
$159,000 2 vacant lots Call for Details $395,000
3/2 with pool on Ridge 1.3 acre New Listing: 3/2 DWMH has CBS NEW LISTING: 200' US 27
lot$318,000 o,.tbuldirg Magnolia Lane frontage and 100'x120' lot
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000 $79,900 behind $475,000


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

rab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classlfeds.



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

How fast can your car
go? t can go even faster
when you sel It in the
classfleds.



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,
aft6r hrs.
863-98,3-8979


READING-A
NEWSPAPER SAVES
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME

WISELY 9


WO wonder newspaper
readers enjoy life morel


Merchandise |
S.SOVEN Convection/Profile,
S GE, Built In. New, still'in box.
Cost $800 Sell $150
863-467-1532 betwn 6-9pm
Air Conditioners 505 REFRIGERATOR Counsil,
Antiques 510 Gas, 12 cu. ft., w/freezer.
Appliances 515 Excellent condition. Great for
Appliance Parts 520 RV. $500 (561)329-8205
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530 REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE -
Books & Magazines535 Like new, $350. Call
Building Materials540 863-763-4220
Business Equipment 545 STOVE Frigidaire,.black, not
Carpets/Rugs 550 flat top, electric burners.
Children's Items 555 $150 (863)233-1965 or
China Glassware. Etc. 560 (239)872-1507 .
Clothing 565
CoisStamps 570 UPRIGHT FREEZER Kenmore
Collectibles 575 14, works great. $75
Computer/Video 580 (863)467-6886
Crafts/Supplies 585 WASHER Crosley, super ca-
Cruises 590 pacity. $50 or best offer
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 (863)467-8187
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605 WASHER, FRIGADAIRE Late
Furniture 610 model, heavy duty, like new,
Furs 615 $150. Call 863-467-0792
Health & Reducing WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Equipment 620 Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
Heating Equipment/ old, used maybe 15 times.
Supplies 625 $450 neg (863)675-6904
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635 WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore -
Lamps/Lights 640 White, works great, $150 for
Luggage 645 set. Call 863-675-7306 or
Medical Items 650 863-885-1392
Miscellaneous 655 WASHERS & DRYERS
Musical Instruments 660 STACK UNITS
Office Supplies/ $95 & up, 1 yr warranty
Equipment 665 REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
Pets/Supplies/ (239)694-0778
servicess 670 (
Photography 675 WATER COOLER/REFRIGERA-
Plumbing Supplies 680 TOR Sunbeam, 3 temps,
Pools & Supplies 685 holds 3 or 5 gal ugs, like
Restaurant new. $150 (863)675-9331
Equipment 690
Satellite 695 'Bos
Sewing Machines 700 1 i
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710 LOUIS LAMOUR paperback
Television/Radio 715 Westerns, 9, $18.' Call
Tickets 720 863-465-9470
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740
SHED 12x24, buyer 'must
move, .$2900
(863)677-0977
lo it s I I 5 SHED 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
AC UNIT 2 ton package, in $2900 Buyer must move.
good condition, $275 or best (863)677-0977
offer (863)447-5407
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $900 or
best offer. (863)763-3932 METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
Apiances 0515 colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
DRYER Whirlpool, 4 cycles, turnaround. Delivery
oodishape, works fine available. (352)498-0778,
$45/or best offer. (888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
(863)599-0809 CoastSupply.com.
FUTON Beautiful white WATER SYSTEM-Complete,
washed wood, steel frame 1.5hp pump, water softener,
$250. Call 863-675-7306 or Pressure tank. New $1250.
863-885-1392 Asking $700. (863)763-3932
GAS DRYER Frigidaire HD, Crpe' l s I5
delicate perm press cool
down. $125 or best offer CARPET 2 pcs., White, 8x13
(863)467-6886 each. Includes pad. $50 total
ICE MAKER Kitchen Aide, or best offer. (863)946-3822
Free Stand or under counter.
Like new! White. Pd $1300, I
Asking $500 (863)697-1193
KENMORE WASHER white, BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
large capacity,just under two infant car seat, bassinetts,
years old $100/or best offer, security gate & walker, $150
(863)509-8347 will sell sep. (863)673-5704
MINI FRIDGE good condi- CHANGING TABLE asking
tion, $40. (863)517-2329 $30 (863)763-5067


CAR SEAT Clewiston area. CURIO & STORAGE Large RIFLE New in box. 30-06
Like n6w/ised only 9 days. black, mirror front;,very pret- rMiJiberg Bon Acior Syr.
221bs.-541bs. liinl $30.. ty. $100 ) r best offer thel Sl: k 10. 00 Deil Oer
(317)501-4084 (863)675 959 8.3--697'l:.18 Aiiyllne
CRIB White Crib and chang- DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4) iUGER Mini 14, folding
ing table, good condition. Gray metal frames, uphol- stock, stainless steel, 3
$100. (863)517-0244 steered & wooden seats, exc clips, carry bag, scope,
INFANT CARSET $ cond. $125 (863)467-7151 $650(863)674-0613
INF8637635067ET $1 DRESSER -6 drawer, white WINCHESTER 10 308AL
rattan,. with mirror $75 GOOD CONDITION PRE
WHITE CRIB & chest, .high- (863)634-5943 1964 $750. (863)261-1286
chair, srollert, baby se$2t ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
863-763y0141 after 6pm Solid oak, excellent condi-
tion. $275 (863)885-1161
(KING SIZE mattress and box'-
Seally pillow-top mattress. BOWFLEX ULITMATE Bow-
Great condition. $100. flex Ultimate like new.
GOWN sz. 12, black, split (863)599-0809 Comes with DVD, paper-
sides, front & back, w/silver work, pullies, and handles.
chains, never worn, $150. LEATHER SOFA W/leather $300. (863)228-0l8
(863)675-2424 single chair, good condition.
S$325 (863)675-4098 even- Do you Experience Anxiety?
S muI ings, Labelle area There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
LIGHTED CURIO & storage Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
ELVIS PICTURE Framed, 20 unit, 104" Long, can separ- Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
X32, Very young Elvis & ate unit, almond, must sell. netics Foundation
Framed '77 Newspaper of his $100 neg (863)675-2959 (813)872-0722 E-mail
death. $500 (863)763-5163 LOVE SEAT and cloth.recliner cofstampa@gmail.com.
They are both in good condi- HOME GYM Imex Power-
Compter/ tion. $50. (863)697-6404 HOME GYM Imex Power-
ton. $50. 863)6976404 House Strength Series, max
(863)697-0337 weight 100 lbs, great cond.
COMPUTER Black Dell fast LOVESEAT RECLINER Medi- $150 (863)357-7158
XT Pro super NES, $150 leather, like ne LIFEMAX TREADMILL Col-
(863)517-2782 Tony $350/best offer. Call lapsible for easy storage,
863-763-6706 max weight 250 Ibs, good
EPSON 660 Printer Clewiston Matching Glass Curio Cabi- cond. $50 (863)357-7158
area. Exci cond./ Incl. cable nets (2) with lights inside,
& xtra color cartridge. $25. light wood, 5 shelves, $250 WEIGHT BENCH Stringer
(317)501-4084 or best offer (863)634-0888 with 300 lb weight set, curl
SCHOOL COMPUTER XP RECLINER Lazy Boy, Like $250 (863)675-3016
Pro, CD burner, complete brand new. Only used ap-
system $75 (863)517-2782 prox. 12 times. Paid $500,
M m L Asking $125 (863)983-6450 I
ROLL AWAY BED Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds HOT WATER HEATER GE,
CERAMIC KILN large model up. $100 (863)946-3822 still under warranty. $200
w/150 +/- assorted split Moore Haven (863)233-1965 or
molds, clay or slip, $300 (239)872-1507
takes all(863)697-3583 SCREEN- 6 panel, folding,
gold,green, black, tan,
D eL inens carved wood, jungle safari
$1250 neg (863)675-7807
Set ol 4 interlocking wood TV DIAMOND WEDDING Ring Set
COMFORTER SET California table trays, have 4 different Elegant White Gold Design-
King, neutral colors. $45 sized table clothes, Call for er Set- Round .70 diamond
(863)467-8050 details $75 (863)357-1560 surrounded by .80 TW dia-
(863)467-8050 des $5 (0 monds on engagement ring
SLEEP NUMBER BED Queen, and band. Appraised for
dual control, pillowtop, no $6500 by local jeweler. Must
boxspring, paid $1300 ask- see to appreciate!
Adjustable single bed- (2) ing $600 (863)763-3451 $3900/neg. (863)801-3599
electric, have rails, useable SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
clean mattresses $650 will ing $35 (863)214-3850 'i l It
separate (863)467-4949 SOFA & CHAIR w/4 1g. pil- MIMAK
BEDROOM SET Full size lows, taupe & light green, NEW IDMARK 5 HY-
headboard, footboard, exc. cond., 350. DRAULIC STRETCHER -
dresser, mirror, chest, good (863)634-5038 THIS BED IS LIKE NEWNEV-
cond. $125 (863)885-1161 ER BEEN USED IT HAS A
cond.$1SOFA BED Tan micro fiber, FEW SCRATCHES FROM
BEDROOM SUITE Full/Queen queen size, with matching SHIPPING,NOTHING MA-
Headboard, Rails, Dresser chair & ottoman, $800/neg. JOR.RETAIL PRICE
w/mirror & matching night Call 863-983-7661 $2500.00 HABLO ESPANOL
stand.$150 (863)675-0600 TABLE Wood, round wth leaf $800/or best offer.
Budweiser pool table light, & 4 wood chairs, good con- ( 8 6 3 ) 2 65 0 3 6 6
Call for more details, $100 or edition. $50 (863)465-9470 (863)674-1008
best offer (869)634-0888 Lake Placid
BUNK BED w/desk & trundle. WALL UNIT/ENTERTAINMENT
Needs matt. Lge rear storage CENTER 3 pc., for big
$200 neg. (863)763-6430 screen TV, glass doors, AIR FILTER- Hepa by Honey-
(772)260-4658 $325. (863)634-5038 well. $50 (863)467-8050
COFFEE TABLE Contempo- AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
s olid metal rectangular tempo- for high paying Aviation
rary solid metal rectangular n Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
with beveled glass top, new. proved program. Financial
$125 (863)675-3016 COUGAR GOLF CLUBS & BAG aid if qualified Job place-
CORNER SHELVES, 2' across MEN'S LEFT HANDED $75/or ment assistance. CALL Avia-
6.5" tall. Solid wood. 2 for best offer. (863)675-6657 tion Institute of Maintenance
$50. (863)674-0634 LaBelle (888)349-5387.
COUCH AND Love seat deep I CELL PHONE Motorola Buzz
sitting- great cond. Beige- IC602, Hybrid Nextel,
must see $450/neg. RUGER P90 45 ACR $475 w/charger & phone clip,
(863)697-1702 (863)674-0613 $100 neg. (863)673-1981


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINlE
' iir Home. '!Mil i f l
*Brjirir 'P3araegail,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice.. Job placement .assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
tura0nline.com.
COBRA GPS -.Brand new.
$300 (863)467-7421
FENCE POSTS treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250,
will sell separately.
(863)467-4328
Hoveround Electric Wheel-
chair Almost new, gray,
$2000 or best offer
(863)357-1136
MINI BIKE $150
'(863)467-1547 or
S(863)532-9700
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.


EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT -
5 STRING Dojo-by-e .bOtf Male, 3.years,old, black &
Collector's -ir:uiTiuri El: ,vhi,.' S150 iin63J6"5-40968 '
:cond.Hard 3:ei anri more ,verirg LaBele;ar a
$1200/neg. (86i3(lf.7-8644-
BAND FLUTE $250 PARROT. CAGE- extra large,
(863) 675-2804 LaBelle like new, $250
( (863)465-4950
BAND TRUMPET $175
(863)675-2804 LaBelle RABBITS, 3 Lionheads two,,
femals one male. Come see..'..
KEYBOARD Casio CT625, Miust sell! $25]or best offer.,'
210 sound tone bank, like (863)201-3492
new, includes stand. .$200
firm (863)675-9331 Sugar Gliders (3) 2 males, 1
females, with cage, $600 or
will separate, Call for more
details (863)532-1089 OKEE-
CATAHULA CROSS pups ask TRAINING KENNEL Very'
for Eric $80. large. Like brand new. $50.
(863)467-0050 Call Zuma @
CHIHUAHUA tan female, 4 Ibs, (863)697-3241
10 months $200 days YORKIE TEACUPS 2 F, 1 M.
(863)675-2541 LaBelle Parents on .premises.
DOG BOX $250. Call Adorable, Tiny. Must see'
(863)467-7197 Asking $500 (863)674-1404.;!
DOG BOX with double swing !
door, $400. (863) 467-7197
DOG HOUSE Large wooden
dog house. $75 or best offer SHOWER DOORS Tall, Glass;
(863)763-2958 For shower only w/no tub.,,
FISH TANK 55 gallon, with Great condition. $50 or best
sand, $100.(863)843-0261 offer. (863)357-1560.


Every Day You (

Around the W

Each and every day, events are
around the world. And every day
with the world by reading a newspa]
around the globe in search of knowli
is power. Have no fear, the news

It all starts with nev
www.newspaperlinks.com
THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THIS NEWSPAPER AND THE NEWSPAP


,,.




ro







,an Fly


world.

Happening
r, keeping up
per is like flying
edge. Knowledge
aperr is here.


vspapers.

ER ASSOCIATION OF AMERJCA'
CDISNEY


I Houses Sale


-"'


Fm"~-~- r '-~ ~d" 555'
.k I

-"rr *I -e


lSLouses Sale I uz:)tc


I Houses Sale


lHouses Sale


iF


I


I Houses Sale 10251


I _


I Houses Sale


Houses Sale


:'-- -




n rProperties.




ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
^. ~420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
S/MLS (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
SWEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: 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


I


Thursday, August 28, 2008'


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I










I










z


I I










Thrdy uut28 08Srigte cmuiissuho aeOecoe


- ei


.,^ .^ *l!I.. fl,^^


I11 s S al 1


n tIroperties


S B .Wl ,S
Lic Rel Etat Brker S u gr a l t


$900. FOR RENT,
BASS CAPITAL 2/2 Townhouse
Available Now!

"Service, Excellence, Re t

491 US Hwy. 21, Moore Hin eIVERGLADES
effrey A. Dails uc. to bit i rok, b REALTY, INC.
Visit us on the Web at www.evergladesrealty.net
[ a to see all our listings and rentals

BANK FORECLOSUR 1 g~ ...g t 423 Sugarland Cir
$179,950
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS $59,900
2490 Hooke i r ros $138,000
.88 acres g ,"ti Wfigzrp',hfi6Wnd new A/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Coloosahatchee
$149,900
65 Miller Drive 3/2 WATERFRONT $164,000
203 'Oakront fixer upper 3/2 $28,500.00
153 Pine P ~(l@j)o.@h S 119,900
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
306 10th St. 2BR/1BA "LakeFront" Home $91,500
1025 NE 23rd St. 1)iD~ W $ 179,900
601 5th St. 3BR/2BA M/H $124,900 Fully Furnished


FOR SALE


BRAND NEW!!!
Three bedroom two bath block home
In Moore Haven on Ave R


*


PRICE REDUCED


From $129,000 now at $119,000
CALL Brian Sullivan Contractor
(863) 465-1371 or (863) 441-4202


S 0 Agriculture
WATER TANK 33 Gallon, for
next to pump.100 psi $50 or e I I -
best offer. (863)763-2958 --- ----
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
HOT TUB Seats 4, wooden Farm Produce 820
outside. $1000 Farm Services
(863)467-7421 Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
. M rl lleServices Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
BACKPACKS (2) Kelty 3600. Landscaping
Only used 1 time. Good con- Supplies 845
edition. $70 will sep. Lawn & Garden 850
(863)265-0255 livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


SOLARBARIC KICKERS 10"
sq, Swoofers in custom box,
1 Punch amp, $300
'(863)697-2071
SUBWOOFER BOX For 2 10"
speakers, for Ford F150. $75
.or best offer (863)763-6369
SUBWOOFERS (2) Kicker
Comps, 10". $50 or best of-
fer (863)763-6369
SUBWOOFERS (2).- Planet
Audio & JBL Amp, 400
watts, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-2845/763-2230


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


AIR COMR New, Gas, 13hp
30 gal. Ingersoll Rand -
$2000/or best offer.
(863)233-9806
Bench Top Drill Press
Dunlop(Sears) $25 May be
seen at 241 SE Hwy 441 N
BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
EXL 8000, 13500 starting
watts, electric start. Used
once for 4 hours during TS
Fay. Bought at Home Depot
for $1300, must sell!
$900/firm. (863)801-3599
GENERATOR 3000 watts, for
RV, $300 Or .best Offer
863-634-8098 Anytime
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $600 (863)763-4057
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $500
(863)612-0992
IRRIGATION PUMP $100.
Call 863-467-6148
TRAILER HITCH Draw tight,
$75. Call 863-467-6148
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
t In thiR eklass ds..



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


HORSE DRAWN COACH Full
size. Hydraulic brakes. Built
in 2000. Good shape. Asking
$2250 neg (954)494-1990
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.



BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)351-5111
or(863)234-1230
COMMERCIAL LAWNMOWER
Bunton, 0 turn, 20hp, 50"
cut, good cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)697 2032
GRASS TRIMMER D.R.,
good shape. $200
(863)467-4187
JOHN DEERE Good condi-
tion, as is. $400 or best offer
(239)986-0296
LAWN TRACTOR Wheel
Horse, needs work. $200
(863)763-3451
MTD YARD MACHINES RIDER
'06 42" DECK 7, SPEED,
17.5 HP BRIGGS $500.
(863)801-1683 -
NEW 200 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kawasaki,
electric row. $3,000
863-840-0505
PUSH MOWER MURRAY 22"
5 HP $75/or best offer.
(863)675-6657
RIDING MOWER John Deere,
LT150, new in 2002, $1000
or best offer (239)229;7390
RIDING MOWER Yard ma-
chine, 42" cut, $200
(863)517-1019
Your next Job could be In
today's classlfleds. Did
you look for It?


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for it?


Houes- al


Rentals



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



A Bank Repo for Sale! 4/BR
$25,000! Only $225/Mo!
3/BR $12,500! Only 199/Mol
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. for listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
LABELLE Gorgeous 1 & 2
BR, furnished, Riverfront
Apts., w/dock & boat storage
available. (239)337-5859
MOORE HAVEN
1174 Green St., 2 br, 1 ba,
Clean, w/major appls.
$395/mo. (305)377-9613,



BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES
For rent w/ option to buy.
Immediate occupancy. 2br,
21/ba, 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


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
A Bank Repo for Salel 4/BR
$25,0001 Only $225/Mo!
3/BR $12,5001 Only 199/Mo!
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr for listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.


CLEWISTON-1004 Johnson
Rd,1/1, $600 mo: + $600
sec, no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 2+ rooms,
many extras, waterfront.
$700/month,. utilities includ-
ed. (863)983-4314
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
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
MOORE HAVEN In quiet &
nice neighborhood, 3br, lba,
CA, big back yard, centrally
located & close to every-
thing. $750/mo. For more In-
for Call David Monzon
(786)512-1850
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $650 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.
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.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.


MUSE 20 acres, 2/2 mobile
home, perfect horse boarding.
$700/mo (705)292-8255
evenings
The classlfleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
Shop from a gift catalog
tat's updated regulaly:
the classmeds.



MERCHANT SQUARE Locat-
ed on Berner Rd., Call
863-673-2907 for more info.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classifieds


Real Estae



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 Inspection1 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property'1080



DR. ORDUNA HOME &
OFFICE FOR SALE
IN PAHOKEE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION
TO $425,000.
All offers considered.
Contact Deirdre Hayes at
Country Development Realty
(561)758-1043
Large 2/2 Home on 6 lots in
Moore Haven, 1 blk. from
river, lots of mature trees!
Call Nikki 754264-2343
NICE & ROOMY single family
home in Country Village, 2 br,
2.5 ba, 1 car gar, Irg fam rm,
central a/c, walking distance
to school & rec center, move
in cond, RE AGENT welcome,
5% bank qual. required.
$159,900 (561)422-3024


River Acres, Okeechobee 1
acre lot, Ig. oak trees, private
bot ramp, fly-in comm. Call
Nikki 754-264-2343



Alabama Land Bargain! 50
Acres- $129,900. Dockable
Deep Water! Nicely wooded,
open meadow, dockable
lakefront. Prime location-
minutes from Interstate! Ex-
cellent financing. Call
(800)564-5092,x1261.
East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
FORECLOSURE SPECIAL
100+ Acre CO Ranch for
$49,900 Year- round roads,
utilities. Access to 6,000+
acre recreation land. Call
(866)OWN-LAND X.4390.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.


STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (877)913-5253.


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
FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig
landing 40" tall, 38" wide.
Boca style railing 2 for $400.
(863)674-0634 LaBelle
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1BR/1BA Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
* br, mob home, $400/mo.
*Lg 1 br apt. $500/mo
*Lg furn, 1br apt, w/util
$210 O/week
SLg furn 2br, 2ba Mob Home
$600/mo.
LAKEPORT
3br, 2ba, Dbl Wide on Lake,
$750/mo., Furn or Unfurn
(863)509-0096
PAHOKEE AREA 3BR, 2BA,
kitchen, LR, C/A. $500/mo.
Call 561-889-2993
Rent! Lg 2/2 home in Moore
Haven. 1 block from water,
good neighborhood. Lg yard.
all Nikki 754-264-2343
RENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
HOUSE TRAILER 32ft, good
cond., new refrig, new AC, In
LaBelle, $3000
(863)843-0058
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


Reading the newspaper


is a recipe for success.

Newspapers are a feast for your mind and your eyes. Whether it's
world news, entertainment, sports, or food and leisure, there's
always plenty of information to sink your teeth into. So order up
a newspaper and fill your hunger for knowledge. Bon apptit!


It all starts withnewspapers.

www.newspaperlinks.con

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THIS NEWSPAPER AND THE NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA!


-J' -
-r4rL rr)-& T


I I


-Sal 102


I


V


02


I Houses Sale


I Houses Sale


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


I House Sal


Houses Sale


Houses Sale


CCLEWISTOtN COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn.Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/313A, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as, down payment. Financing available.










Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 28, 2008


:MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
.model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
'lot on paved rd. New appl.,
Titled fir., Priced to 'sell,
won't last long. $94,200.
,Owner 863-673-5071
:NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
Sincl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
:NO MONEY DOWN if you have
your own lot. Easy financ-
Ing, low monthly payments.
3 and 4 bedroom homes
(863)675-8888

PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
:.Starting at $399 per month
800-622-2832
TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107


Recreation




-Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
SJet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
SMarine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
SSport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




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



,CAMPER, Coachman 1988 -
'$2,000 or best offer. See at
S4683 Derby Lane or call
,(863)673-4194
COLEMAN FLEETWOOD POP
UP '00 Toilet & shower,
,sleeps 6, great condition.
S$2500 neg (863)763-1336
DODGE SPORTMAN, 1973
SMotor home, sleeps 6, full
'bath, $3,000/best offer. Call
,863-675-1438
MALLARD 5TH WHEEL Select
'"35 FOOT VERY GOOD
SHAPE VERi'. CLEAN.
,' 00 3'iO iii jt -4851



FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing" works, nice shape,
1 $4950 (863)697-1493




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



HONDA REBEL 1999 wind-
-shield, lug.rack,sissybar, low
-Tniles, no dents, runs perfect
-$2600. (863)674-0360

KAWASAKI '05 Dual Sport,
"looks & runs like new.
"$3000 or best offer
S(863)634-3344
KAWASAKI KX125 '00 new
motor 25hrs, chain, sprock-
'ets, tires, clutch, $1400 or
Best offer (863)634-6966
VW TRIKE MC VW engine, 3
: seater, $2500
-(863)517-1019




EXGO ELEC 2002 Good
-cond, CHG.Lights, win, good
Stores, green $1400.
(863)673-4660
EZGO ELEC 1981 3 Wheel,
'Runs good, Good Batt,
'Chg.win & lights $600.
.(863)673-4660
G'O KART Adult size, big
-tires, disc brakes, $400 or
best offer (941)812-5315
O,,keechobee
HONDA'200 FOUR 1987 -
'VERY GOOD CONDITION
$800/firm. (863)228-7118
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -


200cc, low miles, excellent
.condition. $1600
"(863)357-3282



"005 GULFSTREAM Mod:
3 6 F R S
(1NL1GTT2251060565) -
S2005 Gulfstream Travel Trail-
er, sleeps 5 comfortably and
up to 7 sleepers. Has small
kitchen, bathroom, dining
and louging areas. Needs
minor work vehicle is sold as
Is. Purchaser must remove
vehicle from premesis after
sales. $4995,
i 5 6 1 ) 8 8 9 2 9 1 1
(561)889-7788
AIRSTREAM '57 $4000 or
Best offer (239)243-5844


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




1979 Dodge 150 Power Wag-
on, runs but rusted $700 or
best offer (561)985-3205
Cadillac Bromogh- 1991, no
rust, good tires, everything
works, grey W/ black vinyl
top $2000 (863)467-8062
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs
well. $600 (863)612-0992
.FORD BRONCO 1978 Rare
Antique Classic. 6 cyl., Rac-
ing Wheels, Roll Bars. Runs
good. $4995 (863)763-3966
FORD CROWN VIC 2000 30K
mis., Great condition. $3300
(863)674-0579
GMC CANYON '04 pickup
SBlack exc cond. $13,000
(863)414-8062 LaBelle
HONDA CIVIC EX '97 runs
good, cold air, sunroof,
2250. Must sell make offer
(863)467-7528
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '89 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $1700 or best
offer. (863)634-1343 after 5
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
LS 1999 1 Owner. 55,150
miles. White w/blue leather
interior. Auto. trans. Climate
control A/C, Dual 'power
seats. Rear air suspension
for trailer towing. Custom in-
stalled trailer hitch. Wired for
trailer towing. Great for pull-
ing Bass Boat. Very good
condition. All maintenance
records. $6500
(863)983-2484
Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Accord $400! 98 Ford
Mustang $900!! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.



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




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




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



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




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



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



DODGE 1500, 1999 V6,
good on gas, auto, A/C,
2,400. Call 863-467-8318


DODGE 0100 PICKUP 1984 -
6cyl, 4spd, many new parts,
runs good, tires/body fair.
$850. (863)763-3669
DODGE RAM '89 4x4, Red &
Black, 380 V8, new Edelb-
rock carb, good for mudding
$700 (863)467-9621
FORD Select Pickup truck
box, aluminum, single lid in
ex.cond. $75.
(863)610-1276
FORD F150 '77 4x4, monster
truck, all completed, every-
thing new. $5000
(863)357-3282/697-3766
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1800 (863)675-4759


FORD STEPSIDE 1996 1
Owner, A/C. New Tires.
$2600 (863)467-8318
MAZDA B2600 1989 Air
bags, 4-wd, a/c, 5-spd,Blue
$2000/neg. (863)509-8347



SUZUKI EIGER, 2006 4WD,
factory camo. paint, 2,321
mi., $4,500. 863-675-6904



UTILITY TRAILER 20Ft. x
8Ft., Dual axle. Used by car-
penter. Call (863)443-1975



DODGE CARAVAN, 1997 -
Color TV/VCR, runs great,
lots of new parts,
$4,000/neg. 863-675-1438
FORD CLUBWAGON '95 win-
dow van, 6 cyl, cold air,
$2800 (863)357-1075
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN, '00 V8, auto a/c
work' racks, white, $2500
firm. (863)697-2032



Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 262008CAO00676XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOICATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SECUR-
TIZIED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES
LLC 2005-FRF MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-FR5,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TRANQUILINO JIMENEZ, etal.,
SDefendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BEEN CARDENASDE DE JIMENEZ
Last Known Address
4027 School Cr.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Current Address is Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
described property in Hendry County,
Florida:
LOT 14, BLOCK 2155, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on SMITH,
HIATT & DIAZ. PA., Plaintiff's attor-
neys, whose address is PO BOX
11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438 within 30 days from first
date of publication.'and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorneys or
immediately thereafter: otherwise a de-
S l rll,- lll: 11 1r I ,r I.. ... 1]' 1 ,1,| .
petition.
DATED on August 18, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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 Service.
1183-51734
288179 CN 8/28;9/4/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA
Domestic Relations Division
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF'
JANICE RIOS,
Plaintiff
v
MANUEL RIOS,
Defendant
NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
The PLAINTIFF, having made Motion For
Service B Publicaton supported by
Affidavit of the Plaintiff stating that the
Defendant's current address is un-
known, it is ORDERED, AND AD-
JUDGED, that the Defendant, Manuel
Rios, answer the Complaint of the
Plaintiff by the 13th day of October,
2008 or thereafter a JUDGMENT BY
DEFAULT may be rendered against the
Defendant.
IT ISFURTHER ORDERED, that this Or-
der and Notice by published once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks In
The Clewiston News, a newspaper of
general circulation In Hendry County,
lorida.
Publication dates: 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 and
9/11/2008.
DONE, this the 14th day oa August,
2008.
Cheryl Pierce
Circuit Court Clerk
200 W. Main St.
Albertville, AL 35950
256/878-4521
Stephen B. Smith
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO. Box 1935
Albertville, AL 35950
(256) 891-8991
287579 CN 8/21,28;9/4,11/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO., 07-614-CA2
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
MARTA E. ROJAS, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 2007-612-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
lor Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Martha E. Rojas, Pilar Home Develop-
ers, Inc., Carlos Grande Revocable
Trust and Manual Grande Revocable


Trust, Beatriz Ojebelli Perez are Defen-
dants I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Hallway in front
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court Admin-
istration Building, 25 Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on Sep-
tember 3, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
The North of the NE 'A of the NW of
the SW A of the NW A of Section 36,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, also known as
Lot 4690 in MONTURARA NCH ES-
TATES 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 August
13, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
287773 CN 08/21.28/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
RIe No.: 2008-097-CP
Division; PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HOWARD D.TRUAX,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HO-
WARD D. TRAUX, deceased, whose
date of death was May 6, 2008;: File
Number 2008-097-CR is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
:i,,i, `obate Division, the address
,1 r.i'rin is Hendry County Court-
house, Labelle, FL 33975. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal reprsenta-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice Is required to be
served, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30'DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: August 28th, 2008.
Signed on July 18,2008.
Jodie R. Snow
McGahee & Perez, PL
Attorney or Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 036558
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863) 983-1677
LARRY W. TRUAX
Personal Representative:
271 Swagger Town Rd.
Scotia, NY 12302
288681 CN 8/28;9/4/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION IISN
CASE NO.: 08-CA57
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FIDELITY FEDERAL
BANK & TRUST
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DIEGO SALAZAR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DIEGO SALAZAR, IF ANY; AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFEDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 6/16/2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 08-CA57 of the Circuit Court
of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for
GLADES County, Moore Haven, Flori-
da, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at The Front Steps,
South Door at the GLADES County
Courthouse located at 500 Ave. J in
Moore Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 24th day of July, 2008 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in aid Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOTS 13 AND 14 BLOCK 60 OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 102 A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAG-
ES 66 THROUGH 87 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.owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of June, 2008.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/S/ Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stem
Attorney for Plaintiff
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
i954) 233-8000
8-40189(NCM)
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDO) or
1-800-955%770, via Florida Relay
Service
287327 GCD 8/21,28/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO., 07-614-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
MARTA E. ROJAS, metal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 2007-614-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Martha E. Rojas alta Martha E. Pino,;
Feder Cabinetlslnc., a Florida Corpora-
lion: Ricardo Ortiz d/b/a Crooke Exca-
vating & Septic, Gemaire Distributors,
LLC, a Florida Umted Liability Compa-
ny; Pilar Home Developers, Inc., a
Forida corporation; Beatiz Djebelll
Perez are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in the
Hallway in front of the clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court Administration Building, 25
Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on September 3, 2008,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The West V of the NW 'A of the NW of
the NE of the SE of Section 13,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Florida, subject to an
easement for an access road of the
North 40 feet thereof. Also known as
Lot 5552 in MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES 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 August
13, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: S. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
287728 CN 0/21,28/08


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
08/30/2008 at 11:00 AM at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863-675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at Pub-
lic Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned by:
Rachel Puente L-38
Copying machines, washer,
table saw & misc. items
Sandra Gutlerrz J-O
Furniture & misc, items
Paula Sue Morrlson X-3
Misc. items
Javler Maclel J-66
Furniture, chest & misc. items
Crystal Jimenez 823
Misc. items
Audra Nelson L-15
Desk, chairs, chest, computer monitor
& misc. items
287783 CGS 8/21,28/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division: Family
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
TRINA MARIE BOWERS COLLINS,
Wife,
and
MICHAEL LEE COLLINS,
Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO: Michael Lee Collins
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage, including claims
for dissolution of marriage, payment of
debts, division of real and personal prop-
erty, and for payments of support, has
been fled against you. You are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Travis W True-
blood, PA., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is PO. Box 1270, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, on or before September
24, 2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this court at Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471, either before ser-
vice on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fami-
ly Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
DATED this 22nd day of August, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SBy: Deputy Clerk
288694 GCD 8/28;9/4,11, 8/08
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
September 5, 2008
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Shantala A. Page:
2 Mattresses, 2 couches, 1 dresser,
S1 radio, misc. items
288810 SUN 8/29;9/4/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment ct Board of Supervisors
will meet at 5:05 PM., on Thursday,
September 11, 2008, at the District
Office on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port
LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to
discuss and preliminarily adopt next
fiscal year's (10/1/08-9/30/09) pro-
posed operating budget, hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of a
Capital Improvement Plan, and con-
duc other routine business requiring
action by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
The final budget and village rate will
be advertised, reviewed, and adopted
during a public hearing in September,
2008.
William Dunbar
Chairman
286863 CB/CGS 8/21,28/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthl Meeting on
Thursday Auoust 28. 2008 at 5'D
PM. at The Greentree South Commu-
ity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general businessand 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."
288737 CB/CN 8/28/08


YIfW gel 0 go, ods onlg on


TOJLi PREE



800128218588


I Puli Noice


I Pbic Noice


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
AND COLLECTION BY THE UNIFORM METHOD
TAKE notice that a public heanng will be held before the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Hendry County, Florida, at 5:05 p.m. on September 9, 208, at the
Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 WestVentura Avenue, Clewisto
Florida, for the purpose of considering the levy of non-ad valorem assessments
within Hendry County. The proposed assessments will be collected by the Tax
Collector and the assessments will be collected annually until terminated. All af-
fected.property owners may appear and be heard at the public hearing and also
have the right to file written objections withthe Hendry County Administrator, Post
Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida 33975, at anytime within 20 days from the date
of this publication.
The following is a list of non-ad valorem assessments to be considered at the public
hearing:
1. Mosquito Control
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide mosquito control with-
in unincorporated Hendry County. The amount of the proposed assessment is as
follows:
Dwelling Unit: $30.00 per dwelling/$500 max. per parcel
Vacant Lots: $30.00 per lot/$400 max. per parcel
Commercial: $.10 per square foot
Minimum/Maximum: $30. -$200.
Vacant Acreage: $1.00 per acre
Minimum/Maximum: $1.-$100.
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $468,555.36 in revenue annu-
ally for the purpose described above.
2. Solid Waste
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide garbage and waste
collection and disposal within unincorporated Hendry County. The amount of the
proposed assessment is as follows:
Northern Areas: $221.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: COMMERCIAL DUMPSTER $ 38.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: PARTIAL HARDSHIP $167.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: TOTAL HARDSHIP $ 38.00 per dwelling
northern Areas: RESIDENT INACCESSIBLE AREA $158.00 per dwelling
Northern Areas: PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR $293.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: $242.60 per dwelling
Southern Areas: COMMERCIAL DUMPSTER $ 38.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: PARTIAL HARDSHIP $167.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: TOTAL HARDSHIP $ 38.00 per dwelling
Southern Areas: RESI-
DENT INACCESSIBLE AREA $158.00 per dwelling
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $1,729,765.10 in revenue
annually for the purpose described above.
3. East Hendry County Fire
Thpurpose of the non-ad valorem assessment s toprovide fire protection in the
eastern portion of the County. The amount of the proposed assessment is as fol-
lows:
Vacant Residential: $22.75 per lot
Duplexes/Triplexes/Apartments/
Townhouses Condominiums/Etc.: $65.00 per dwelling unit
Single Family: $65.00 per dwelling
Vacant Mob le Home R.V. Park Lots: $22.75 per site
Improved Mobile Home R.V. Park Lots: $65.00 per site
Vacant Commercial & Industrial: $22.75 per lot
Improved Commercial & Industrial:
501 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. = $390
19 001 l t ft n nnn -q ft = $520
fy.i,'C :' n i .1 = n I c-
Vacant Acreage: $.20 per acre/$5.07 min. per parcel
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $541,716.51 in revenue annu
ally for the purpose described above.
4. West Hendry County Fire
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide fire protection in the
western portion of the County. The amount of the proposed assessment is as.fol-
lows:
Vacant Residential: $17.50 per lot
Single Family: $50.00 per dwelling
Duplexes/Triplexes/Apartments/
Townhouses/Condominiums/Etc. $50.00 per dwelling unit
Vacant Mobile Home R.V. Park Lots: $17.50 per site
Improved Mobile Home R.V Park Lots: $50.00 per site
Vacant Commercial & Industrial: $17.50 per lot
Improved Commercial & Industrial:
501 sq.ft. to 10,000 sq. f. = $300.00
S. 10,001 sq. ft. to 50,000 sq. ft. = $400.00
50,001 sq. ft and over = $500.00
Vacant Acreage: $ .15 per acre$3.90 min. per parcel
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $627,676.39 in revenue annu-
ally for the purpose described above.'
5. East Hendry.County Recreavon -
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment isto provide recreational services
and facilities in the eastern portion of the County. The amount of the proposed
assessment is as follows:
All areas except below: $50.00 per dwelling
Ceral County Drainage District $20.00 per dwelling
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $188,010.00 in revenue annu-
ally for the purpose described above.
6. West Hendry County Recreation
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide recreational services
and facilities in the western portion of the County. The amount of the proposed
assessment would be $75.00 per dwelling unit and would be levied on each
dwelling unit in the West Hendry County Recreation Municipal Services.Benefit
Unit area. The proposed assessment would generate a total of $429,975.00 in
revenue annually for the purposes described above.
7. East Hendry County Drainage Distrlct -
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate a drain-
age system within the East Hendry County Drainage District The amount of the
proposed assessment would be $32.00 per acre and would be levied on each
acre in the East Hendry County Drainage District The proposed assessment
would generate a total of $46,480.00 in revenue annually for the purpose de-
scrbed above:
8. Wheeler Road
The purpose o e ofenon-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate streets
and lighting within the Wheeler Road Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The
amount of the proposed assessment would be $50.00 per acre and would be lev-
ied on each acre in the Wheeler Road Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The
proposed assessment would generate a total of $97,631.50 in revenue annually
or the purposes described above.
9. Four Corners
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate streets,
lighting and drainage within the Four Comers Municipal Services Benefit Unit area.
The amount of the proposed assessment would be $5.00 per acre and would be
levied on each acre in the Four Corners Municipal ServicesBenefit Unit area. The
proposed assessment would generate a total of $29,393.20 in revenue annually
or the purposes described above.
10. Port LaBelle Street Lighting
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate street
lighting within the Port LaBelle Street Lighting Municipal Services Benefit Unit
area. The amount of the proposed assessment is as follows:
Port LaBelle Units 1,4 & 5: $35.00 per unit
Tanglewood Oaks: $32.00 per lot
Oak Haven: $127.00 per lot
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $41,373.00 in revenue annually
for the purpose described above.
11. AIrport-Sears
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate streets,
lighng and drainage within the Airport-Sears Municipal Services Benefit Unit
area. The amount of the proposed assessment would be $5.00 per acre and
would be levied on each acre in the Arport-Sears Municipal Services Benefit Unit
area. The proposed assessment would generate a total of $98,344.75 in revenue
annually forth purposdesdecribed above.
12. Mid-County
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to maintain and operate streets,
living and drainage within the Mid-County Municipal Services Benefit Unit area.
he amount of the proposed assessment would be $35.00 per acre and wouldbe
levied on each acre in the Mid-County Municipal Services Benefit Unit area.. The
proposed assessment would generate a total of $327,221.30 in revenue annually
for the purposes described above.
13. Felda
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide streets, lighting and
drainage within the Felda Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The'amount of the
proposed assessment is as follows:
All areas except below: $ 4.00 peracre
402.2 Acres/Roberts Property: $ .10 per acre
4801.8 Acres/Roberts Property: $ .00 per unit
7,438.445 Acres/A. & M. Property: $ .00 per unit
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $22,025.51 in revenue annually
for the purposes described above.
14. Sky Valley
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide drainage, including
maintaining and operating a surface water management system, operating and
maintaining street lights; providing maintenance of an entry sign and to provide
landscaping maintenance within te Sky Valley Municipal Services Benefit Unit
area. The amount of the posed assessment would be $113.00 per lot and
would be levied on each lot in te Sky Valley Municipal Services Beneid Unit area.
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $9,379.00 in revenue annual-
ly for the purposes described above,
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide streets, lightng and
drainage within the North LaBelle Municipal Services Benefit Unitarea. The
amount of the proposed assessment is as follows:
All areas except below: $10.00 per acre
Lighting Areas (except Caloosa Estates): $25.00 per acre
Brinttany Oaks: $120.00 per lot
Caloosa Estates: $10.00 per acre
Caloosa Estates Lighting: $20.00 per parcel (add lights)
The proposed assessment would generate a total of $49,657.05 in revenue annually
for the purposes described above.
16. Hooker's Point
The purpose of the non-ad valorem assessment is to provide street lighting within
the Hooker's Point Municipal Services Benefit Unit area. The amount of the pro-
posed assessment iss as follows:
Mid-State: $28.00 per lot
Tower Lakes: $28.00 per lot
The proposed assessment would 'generate a total of $1,932.00 in revenue annually
for the purpose described above.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
288841 CB/CN 8/28/08


810D SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Forida
August 19, 2008
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, Sep-
tember 18, 2008 and will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Multi-Purpose
Conference Room.
---NOTE-----
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BYFILLING OUT A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO 863) 519-2661. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW. OT STATE.FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1.
BID SUBMITTAL: Submital of these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Floida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PD
Box'1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
All bid questions ort Contracts pror to the bid due date are to be directed to
httpo/www2.dot.state.l.us/construction/biduestbonmain.aso.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be
issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.
Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, September 12, 2008.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G85-RO COUNTY: Charlotte & Lee FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
423876-1-72-01 & 423870-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consist
of mechanical road and bridge sweeping of the primary roadway. (Approx 365
Calendar Days). NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS
(CONTRACT NO. E1G86-RO) COUNTY: Manatee & Sarasota FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO: 421093-1-72-01 & 421097-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract
consists of mechanical sweepin of the primary roadway. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NO CHARGE FOR PLANSAND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G87-RO) COUNTY: Polk, Highlands & Okeechobee FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 424721-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of
maintenance of traffic. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS,
(CONTRACT NO. E1G88-RO) COUNTY: District Wide FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
424720-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of maintenance of
traffic (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G89-RO) COUNTY: Charlotte, Glades, Hendry & Lee FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO: 424719-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of
maintenance of traffic. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS.
Maintenance contracts do not require a contractorto have a certificate of qualifica-
bon. If deemed necessary by the Department, certain maintenance contracts will
contain specific requirements for maintenance contractor eligibility.
In order for the Department to have the information required to determine a bidder's
current capacity, it s necessary that the bidder submit on the day of the letting, a
Certifationr of Current Capacity that shall be executed under oath and be accom-
panied and supported by a Status of Contracts on Hand Report These docu-
ments must be Included in at least one proposal for each letting that the
contractor submits bids. Failure to submit these documents may result in a de-
termination that all bids submitted by the contractor for that letting are non-re-
sponsive or irregular and not to be considered.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone:
(863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Cheryl L. Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
288367 CGS 8/28;9/4/08


NOTICE OF
SPECIAL MEETINGS
Notice is Hereby Given that the Engineer Selection Committee for South Florida
Conservancy District, Pahokee Water Control District, East Shore Water Control
District, Pelican Lake Water Control District, East Beach Water Control Distrct,
and South Shore Drainage District will meet at the Districts' office located at 2832
N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Florida, on September 5, 2008 at 8:00 A.M., for the
purpose of selection of District Engineer.
Notice Is Further Given that a meeting of the Personnel Committee for South Florida
Conservancy District, Pahokee Water Control District, East Shore Water Control
District, Pelican Lake Water Control District, East Beach Water Control District,
South Shore Drainage District and the Clewiston Drainage District will meet at the
Districts' office located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Forida, on September
5, 2008 at 1:00 RM. for the purpose of reviewing the Personnel Policy, Salaries
and transacing such other business as may come before the meeting.
I any person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Engineering Selection
Committee or the Personnel Committee with respect to any matters considered, a
record of the proceedings will be needed for such purpose, and said person will
need to ensure, that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which, record
shall include the testimony and evidence upon which any appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT ;
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
288700 CGS 8/28/08


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department hereby announces the receipt of an application for an Everglades
Forever Act (EFA) permit (Department File No. 0131842-009-EM) from the South
Florida Water Management Distt for the construction, maintenance, and opera-
tion of the Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 5 Compartment C Build-out Pro-
jecL The Compartment C Build-out Project is a component of the EFA. The
Compartment C Build-out project is an expansion of the existing STAs 5 and 6
and will consist of the creation of emergent and submerged aquatic vegetation
SAV) treatment cells that shall treat storm water runoff from the Canal.139
(C-139) and C-139 Annex Basins. Project facilities shall also include a 1630 cu-
bic feel per second inflow pump station and discharge structures which shall ulti-
mately supply treated water to Water Conservation Area 3. The Compartment C
Build-out Project is designed to improve water quality discharges to the Ever-
glades Protection Area and is part of the overall objective of balancing ows and
phosphorus loads across the STAs located in the Everglades Agricultural Area.
This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department's Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Restoration
Planning and Permitng Section, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3560, Tallahassee,
Florida, 32399-2400, telephone (850) 245-8416.
288414 CN 8/28/08


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Forida Statutes, the olloiving
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
JoAnn Peeples, 45 JHP Road, Venus, FL' 33960, has submitted Application
080716-14 for modification of Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the District
Permit 28-00040-0. The project site is comprised of 594.09 acres of agricultural
lands discharging into Fisheating Creek. The project is located in Sections
4,5,32,33, Townships 39,40 South, Range 30 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 Forida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mentalResource 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
fronq 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.
288688 GCD 8/28/08


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPUCATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projecd(s) in Hendry County:
Chester J Rust (Banana Grove) PO Box 2817, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted
Application 080725-13 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 53 acres of agricultural
lands. The water Will be withdrawn from an onsite ditclicanal and the project is
located in Sections 22-27, Township 43 South, Range 28 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, Atn: 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.
288695 CGS 8/28/08
I
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST
BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2008 Annual Meeting will be held at the
office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Tuesday,
September 16,2008, at 10:30 A.M. for the purposes of:


1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years,
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors wth respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, 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 made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
288745 SUN 8/28;9/4/08



READING A f

NEWSPAPER ..

helps you understand the
world around you.


ft a I I tI I


WHO-STORY IN THE MAKING.
Find out about movies, sports, cuisine
and far-off places that you've never seen!
So whether you're an elephant, ostrich, or a Who,
reading the papers a great thing to do!
--..- a It startwi th n wspap
HORTON T OMW P A Xm
m mm N__


I


I Public Notice~


I uli otc











SThurrelav Atlinust 9. 32008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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 f 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 citi-
zenship.
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
inalienable 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 pro-
tect property.; caipt that toc v.n..hip, or:.ans:,
i,,s,,;tisn ani Escsscs'r -I al propt, by s. lisns
ilos;'bls tor sitiznship may bo rogulatsd or prshibitnd
by-law. No person shall be deprived of any right
because of race, religion, national origin, or physical dis-
ability.
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 anyone woman as husband aid wife and
provides that no other legal union that is treated as mar-
riage 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 equiv-
alent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4 -
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform 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 improvements to residential
real property which increase resistance to wind damage
and installation of renewable energy 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 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, cumu-
liUiitl, i O ,i"t r,; .,] it1 ) :i.mi ii r;..1.n .I m ?!i slai
b.... ; r,,Ii ,j,.,,1 ]. ri, f :, 1 .:i. il n.,:r, i,., [r.,i i ali.i r.J rl
bt ....'., ai 1 i .,',1 h- : Iri'+ ,.'.'.- Ir ....,; fl' l [ 'ril. .- ii ,1
tj evv ry ,l,]3,.i ,.:n l..] n 1 .1 r.li.. l il w. rl:.. [ ll..] Ol3
totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant commu-
nity and economic development ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to new, businesses and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined.by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or
municipality, and only after the electors of the county or
municipality voting on such question in a referendum
authorize the county orinunicipality to adopt such ordi-
nances. An exemption so granted shall apply to
improvements to real property made by or for the use of
a new business and improvements to real property relat-
ed to the expansion of an existing business and shall
also apply to tangible personal property of such new
business and tangible personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits
of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by
general law. The period of time for which such exemp-
tion may be granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined by general law.
The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten
years from the date of approval by the electors of the
. county or municipality, and may be renewable by refer-
endum as provided by general law.

th^ i -,t .^oln, +..o m a.y.. .... g nt. d a +. .,n a v or
p










toroeeape pery sn shich csnh dasisa.ic installat and
opsrated, tI 1*h stasu liand by acnsral las not ts soiccsd
lbo sginal asct Cfn( ths dlasn, and for thc psrioad at timc
:isd by gonoral laws nrt tI sxsadIs ton yare.
m.. e} Any county or municipality may, for the
purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the pro-
visions of this subsection and general law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This exemption may be granted only
by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of this exemption and the require-
ments for eligible properties must be specified by gen-'
eral law. The period of time for which this exemption
may be granted to a property owner shall be determined
by general law.
()ePfi 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 gener-
al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxationc'
provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water
recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi-
fied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal
property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of
its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemp-
tion under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed .at just value as of January 1 of the year
following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided in this sub- '
section hemin.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
prnevie~ushall be changed annually on January 1st of
each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
"exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price
Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced-
ing calendar year as initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided
by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided in this sub
section lrea.
(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 Crwein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection 1hein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead


status, the property shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are sev-
erable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juris-
diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new home-
stead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
sequent year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either f1 the two years immediately preced-
ing the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
have the new homestead-assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved In January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2008, Is entitled to have the new homestead
assessed at less than lust 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


aposes
Ill Jl'i, f" i l Ij r '"I 4I*ILIIlI '-,I '."
su, ,,.e ,1 Ino.,.o f'n l: in iou ,r,+ : r,-
damage.
(2) The installation of a rene
source device.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Limitation on the assessed value
tv used for residential ouroses.
(a) The reoeai of the renewable
o. property tax exemption in Section 3 of
take effect upon approval by the voters.
(hb The amendment to Section
authorizing the legislature to prohibit an
assessed value of real oronerty used for
poses as the result of imfrovine the or
dance to wind damage or installing a ren
source device shall take effect January 1
SNo. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMI
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AN
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Comn
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPE
SERVED LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND
OF LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION
Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to provide a property
for real property encumbered by perpetual
easements or other perpetual conservati
defined by general law. Requires Legisla
for classification and assessment of land
servation purposes, and not perpetually
solely on the basis of character or use. Su
ment benefit to conditions, limitations,
definitions established by general law. Ap
Sty taxes beginning in 2010;
Full Text
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.
(a) All property owned by a m
used exclusively by it for municipal or p
shall be exempt from taxation. A munc
property outside the municipality, may
general law to make payment to the taxin
the property is located. Such portions of
used predominantly for educational, lite
religious or charitable purposes may be
general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from t
latively, to every head of a family residing
household goods and personal effects to
by general law, not less than one thousa
to every widow or widower or person
totally and permanently disabled, proper
fixed by general law not less than five hu
(c) Any county or municipality m
pose of its respective tax levy and subje
.sions of this subsection and general law,
nity and economic development ad valor
tions to new businesses and expansion
businesses, as defined by general law. S
tion may be granted only by ordinance o
municipality, and only after the electors b
municipality voting on such question in
authorize the county or municipality to ad
nances. An exemption so granted s
improvements to real property made by o
a new business and improvements to real
ed to the expansion of an existing busi
also apply to tangible personal property
business and tangible personal property
expansion of an existing business, The a
of the amount of such exemption shall I
general law, The period of time for which
lion may be granted to a new business o
an existing business shall be determined
The authority to grant such exemption
years from the date of approval by the
county or municipality, and may be rene
endum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject
specified therein, there may be granted
tax exemption to a renewable energy sou
to real property on which such device I
operated, to the value fixed by general law
the original cost of the device, and for the
fixed by general law not to exceed ten ye
(e) Any county or municipality m
pose of its respective tax levy and subje
sins of this subsection and general law
preservation ad valorem tax exemptions
historic properties. This exemption may I
by ordinance of the county or municipal
or limits of the amount of this exemption i
Sments for eligible properties must be sp
eral law. The period of time for which
may be granted to a property owner shall
by general law.
(f) By general law and subject
specifed therein, twenty-five thousand
assessed value of property subject to ta
property tax shall be exempt from ad val
(a) There shall be granted an
exemption for real oroperty dedicated in
conservation Dursoses, including real or
bered by aeroetual conservation easeme
perpetual conservation protections, as de
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessme
al law regulations shall be prescribed whi
a just valuation of all property for ad va
provided:


he prior home-
which the prior
id value of the
the new home-
er of $500,000
value and the
s of January 1
ad was aban-
le assessed as


(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water
recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
lor noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi-
fied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to
onnrdiionne limitatinns nrd ri nnbhle defintint onsone-


greater than or equal to the just value of t
stead as of January 1 of Ihe year in w
homestead was abandoned, the assessed
new homestead shall be the just value of
stead minus an amount equal to the less
or the difference between the just v
assessed value of the prior homestead a
of the year in which the prior homeste
done. Thereafter, the homestead shall b
provided in this subsection hern.
2. If the just value of the new hor
than the just value of the prior homestead
1 of the year in which the prior homeste
done, the assessed value of the new hr
be equal to the just value of the new horr
by the just value of the prior homestead
by the assessed value of the prior homes
if the difference between the just value of
stead and the assessed value of the new I
culated pursuant to this sub-subparagr
than $500,000, the assessed value of t
stead shall be increased so that the diffe
the just value and the assessed value eqi
Thereafter, the homestead shall be asses
ed in this subsection herein.
b. By general law and subject
specified therein, the Legislature shall pr
cation of this paragraph to property owne
one person.
(d) The legislature may, by gi
assessment purposes and subject to the
this subsection, allow counties and m
authorize by ordinance that historic pre
assessed solely on the basis of character
character or use assessment shall app
jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The re
eligible properties must be specified by g
(e) A county may, in the manner
general law, provide for a reduction in
value of homestead property to the
increase in the assessed value of that p
results from the construction or recons
property for the purpose of providing living
one or more natural or adoptive grandpar
of the owner of the property or of the ow
at least one of the grandparents or parent
living quarters are provided Is 62 years o
Such a reduction may not exceed the les
lowing:
(1) The increase in assessed
from construction or reconstruction of th
(2) Twenty percent of the total a
of the property as Improved.
(f) For all levies other than school
assessments of residential real property,
general law, which contains nine units
which is not subject to the assessment
forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to th
shall be changed annually on the date
provided by law; but those changes in
shall not exceed ten percent (10% of th
for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
(3) After a change of ownership
defined by general law, including any chr
ship of a legal entity that owns the prope
erty shall be assessed at just value a
assessment date. Thereafter, such pro
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reduction
ments-to such property shall be assessed
for by general law; however, after the adju
change, addition, reduction, or improvement
ty shall be assessed as provided in this s
(g) For all levies other than
levies, assessments of real property that
to the assessment limitations set forth
(a) through (c) and (f) shall change only
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to 1
shall be changed annually on the date
provided by law; but those changes in
shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of th
for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed
(3) The legislature must provide
erty shall be assessed at just value a
assessment date after a qualifying im
defined by general law, is made to S
Thereafter, such property shall be assess
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide I
erty shall be assessed at just value a
assessment date after a change of owner
as defined by general law, including any
ership of the legal entity that owns
Thereafter, such property shall be assess
in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reduction
ments to such property shall be assess
for by general law; however, after the adji
change, addition, reduction, or improvement
ty shall be assessed as provided in this s
(h) The legislature, byv general I
tn conditions specified therein. may oroh


f the county or
if the county or
n a referendum
adopt such ordi-
shall apply to
ir for the use of
I property relat-
ness and shall
y of such new
y related to the-
mount or limits
be specified by
h such exemp-
or expansion of
by general law.
shall expire ten
electors of the
able by refer-
t to conditions
an ad valorem
irce device and
s Installed and
w not to exceed
Period of time
ars,
lay, for the pur-
ct to the provi-
N, grant historic
Sto owners of
be granted only
ty. The amount
and the require-
ecified by gen-
this exemption
be determined
t to conditions
dollars of the
rngible personal
orem taxation.
ad valorem tax
n oerDetuitv for
onartv encum-
nts or by other
fined by aener-
nts.--By gener-
ch shall secure
lorem taxation,


ouroses. The amendment to Section 3 of Article VlI
reouirino the creation of an ad valorem tax exemption for
real property dedicated in emretuitv for conservation
purposes, and the amendment to Section 4 of Article VII
reouirino land used for conservation oumoses to be
classified by general law and assessed solely on the
basis of character or use for purposes of ad valorem tax-
ation, shall take effect uoon aooroval by the electors and
shall be implemented bv January 1. 2010. This section
shall take effect uoon anaroval of the electors.


No. 5 the lealslature shall be Drohibited from reouirin school
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT districts to lev an ad valorem tax as a required local
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 9, AND 19 effort for participation in the Florida Education Finance
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28 Prooram or a successor orooram.
(Taxation and Budgel Reform Commission) (bill The legislature shall replace the revenue
Imnant of tho oiminatinn of the rnlrired Incal effort as


Ballot Title:
ELIMINATING STATE REQUIRED SCHOOL PROPERTY
TAX AND REPLACING WITH EQUIVALENT STATE REV-
ENUES TO FUND EDUCATION
Ballot Summary:
Replacing state required school property taxes with slate
revenues generating an equivalent hold harmless
amount for schools through one or more of the follow-
ing options: repealing sales tax exemptions not specifi-
cally excluded; increasing sales tax rate up to one per-
centage point; spending reductions; other revenue
options created by the legislature. Limiting subject mat-
ter of laws granting future exemptions. Limiting annual
increases in assessment of non-homestead real proper
ty Lowering property tax millage rate for schools.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By gener-
al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation,
provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water
recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi-
fied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal
property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of


provided in subsection (al through one or more of the
following options:
a. the reveal of sales tax exemptions, which are
determined not to advance or serve a public urpose.
except for the current exemptions for: food: orescnotion
druas: health services: charitable organizations: reli-
olous organizations: residential rent. electricity and heat-
inn fuel: sales of tangible personal oroperlty purchased
for resale or imported, produced. or manufactured
this slate for export: sales of real propertv: and sales of
Intangible Dersonal property,
b. an increase of ua to one oercentaoe onint to
tha sales and use tax rate in existence on January 6.
c. spending reductions for other components of
the slate budget and revenue increases resulting from
economic growth attributable to lower oroerty taxes..
d. other revenues identified or created bv the
legislature,
(21 In imolementino this section, the amount
aporonriated and set in the General Aoprooriations Act in
the 90in n 011 fioeal ,nar chall nnt he lc I than the


amol


oet in the 2008-2009 fiscal


year for the funding of public schools under the Hlonria
Education Finance Program, as increased by the average
historical growth for such amounts dunna state fiscal
years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. which appropriated
and set amount shall be referred to as the "education
hnlh harmless amounllnt"


school districts authorized by law.
Ic) Each law creating a sales tax exemption
shall contain the single subject of a single exemption
and a legislative finding that the exemption advances or
serves the public pumose of: encourasino economic
development and competitiveness: supportino educa-
tional, governmental. literary, scientific. religious, or
charitable initiatives or organizations: or securing tax
fairness,
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 28. Implementation of school oroper-
(a) The amendments to Section 4 of Article Vil
reducing the maximum annual change in assessments
for non-homestead properties to five percent (5%) from


.. IVImIIIana n ulvIan ilm l mr Umpe l Ltu Ule,
d. Water-dependent marine manufacurino facil-
ities. commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel
construction and repair facilities and their suooort activ-
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this
subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and
reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by
general law.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Assessment of working waterfront ronerty.--
The amendment tn Section 4 nf Article VIIl nrnvidinn for


basis of character or use.
instead is less altJ( Pursuant to general law tangible person-
I as of January al property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock
ead was abah- may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of
homestead shall its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
instead divided exempted from taxation.
and multiplied WIdef All persons entitled to a homestead
tead. However, exemption under'Section 6 of this Article shall have their
the new home- homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the
homestead cal- year following the effective date of this amendment. This
aph Is greater assessment shall change only as provided herein.
he new home- (1) Assessments subject to this provision shall
rence between be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
Jals $500,000. those changes in assessments shall not exceed the
;sed as provid- lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the
t to conditions 'prior year.
ovide for appli- b. The percent change in the Consumer Price
d by more than Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced-
eneral law, for ing calendar year as initially reported by the United
e provisions of States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
municipalities to 2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
operty may be (3) After any change of ownership, as provided
er or use. Such by general law, homestead roperty shall be assessed at
ply only to the just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless
requirements for the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
general law. homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
r prescribed by (4) New homestead property shall be assessed
the assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the,
extent of any establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions
property which of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
traction of the change as provided herein.
ng quarters for (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
ents or parents ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
ner's spouse if vided for by general law; provided, however, after the
s for whom the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
of age or older. improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
sser of the fol- ed herein.
(6) In the event of a terminatiornof homestead
value resulting status, the property shall be assessed as provided by
e property. general law.
assessed value (7) The provisions of this amendment are sev-
erable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
I district levies, be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juris-
as defined by diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
or fewer and impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
limitations set (8)a. A person who establishes a new home-
change only as stead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
sequent year and who has received a homestead
his subsection exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
of assessment January 1 of either of the two years immediately preced-
Sassessments ing the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
he assessment have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a
just value. person who establishes a new homestead as of January
or control, as 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead
range of owner- assessed at less than just value only if that person
rty, such prop- received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007.
as of the next The assessed value of the'newly established homestead
perty shall be shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is
ns, or improve- greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home-
ed as provided stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
istmentfor any homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
ent, the proper- new homestead shall be the just value of the new home-
subsection. stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
school district or the difference between the just value and the
t is not subject assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1
in subsections of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
as provided in doned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.
his subsection 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less
of assessment than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
Assessments 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
he assessment doned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall
be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided
just value. by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied
that such prop- by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However,
as of the next ifthe difference between the just value of the new home-
provement, as stead and the assessed value of the new homestead cal-
such property. culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
;ed as provided than $500,000, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be increased so that the difference between
that such prop- the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000.
as of the next Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as prpvld-
ship or control, ed herein.
change of own- b. By general law and subject to conditions
the property, specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli-
sed as provided cation of this paragraph to property owned by more than
one person.
ns, or improve- l(l~)- The legislature may, by general law, for
ed as provided assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of
ustment for any this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to
ent, the proper- authorize by ordinance that historic property may be
subsection. assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such
aw and subject character or use assessment shall apply only to the
ibit the consid- jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for
lination of the eligible properties must be specified by general law.
residential tur- (ffle) A county may, in the manner prescribed
by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
TiI.,'.,- i' I value of homestead property to the extent of any
:ln:re It fni' Increase in the assessed value of that property which
results from the construction or reconstruction of the
ewable energy 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 fol-
of real croner- lowing:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting
energy source from construction or reconstruction of the property.
Article VII shall (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value
of the property as improved.
4 of Article VII 1011 For all levies other than school district
increase in the levies, assessments of residential real property, as
residential our- defined by general law, which contains nine units or
oDtrtv's resist- fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limi-
newable energy stations set forth in subsections (a) through .ll e)-shall
. 2009. change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
ENT provided by law; but those changes in assessments
ID 4 shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment
for the prior year.
mission) (2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as
defined by general law, including any change of owner-
iTUALLY CON- ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop-
ASSESSMENT erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessmentdate. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
y tax exemption ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
al conservation for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
on protections, change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ture to provide ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
1 used for con- hflf.) For all levies other than school district
y encumbered, levies, assessments of real property that is not subject
objects assess- to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections
and reasonable (a) through d fe and ljg4( shall change only as provid-
plies to proper- ed in this subsection.
(1) Assessments.subject to this subsection
shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
provided 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 prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
lunlcipality and assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as
public purposes defined by general law, is made to such property.
ilpallty, owning Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
be required by in this subsection.
ig unit in which (4) The legislature may provide that such prop-
property as are erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
rary, scientific, assessment date after a change of ownership or control,
e exempted by as defined by general law, including any change of own-
ership of the legal entity that owns the property.
taxation, cumu- Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
ig in this state, in this subsection..
the value fixed (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
nd dollars, and ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
who Is blind or for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
ty to the value change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ndred dollars. ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
lay, for the pur-
ct to the provi- ARTICLE XII
grant commu- SCHEDULE
em tax exemp-
ins of existing SECTION 28. Pronertv tax exemption and clas-
uch an exemo- sffication and assessment of land used for conservation


its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemp-
tion under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year
following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided 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 preced-
ing calendar year as initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided
by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at
just value, as of January 1 of the following year, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided 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 improve-
ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
S(6) In the event of a termination of homestead
status, the property shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are sev-
erable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall
be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juris-
diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
impair any remaining provisions of this amendment. .
(8)a. A person who establishes a new home-
stead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
sequent year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately preced-
ing the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead
assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007.
SThe 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 home-
stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be the just value of the new home-
stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the
assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1
of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
doned. 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 aban-
doned, 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 cal-
culated pursuant to thisasub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new home-
stead 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 provid-
ed herein.
b.. By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli-
cation of this paragraph to property owned by more than
one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for
assessment purposes and subjectto 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 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 fol-
lowing:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting
from construction or reconstruction of the property.
III i le r. i n i,.3,1 -- ,1 ,i 3
W."::. in : ..I ir ..lI.li l .ir p l:.| l lll pt)f : -1es V
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
provided by law; but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed five tl percent (5%) (440 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 owner-
ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop-
erty 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 improve-
ments to such property shall be assessed, as provided
for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper- -
ty 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 subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes in assessments
shall not exceed flye te percent (5%) .._f4 of the
assesshfent for the prior year.
2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as
defined by general law, is made td such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a change of ownership or control,
as defined by general law, including any change of own-
ership of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions; reductions, or improve-
ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, orimprovement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
SECTION 9. Local taxes,--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipali-
ties shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law
to levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by gen-
eral law to levy other taxes, for their respective purpos-
es, except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal prop-
erty and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied
for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods
not longer than two years when authorized by vote of the
electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not
wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in
excess of the following millages upon the assessed
value of real estate and tangible personal property: for all
county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes,
ten mills; for all school purposes, five teo mills; for water
management purposes for the northwest portion of the
state lying west of the line between ranges two and three
east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the
remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other
special districts a millage authorized by law approved by
vote of the electors who are owners of freeholds therein
not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing
'municipal services may, to the extent authorized by law,
levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal
purposes.
SECTION 19. Replacement of ad valorem taxes
required by the legislature with other funds for educa-
oli C n
la) Commencino in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.


131 Nothing contained herein shall be construed use of the a ropery of Article IX.
to replace or eliminate: the ad valorem tax millage ded- a. Land used predominantly for commercial
icated to capital outlay, school renovation and repair, or fishing urposes.
for the payment of lease purchase obligations authorized b, Land that is accessible to the public and used
by general law: voter-aooroved millage authorized in the for vessel launches into waters that are naigoable.


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 gener-
al law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation,
provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water
recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classi-
fied by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal
property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock
may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of
its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemp-
tion under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year
following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided 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
SIndex for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preced-
ing calendar year as initially reported by the United
States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided
by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided 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 improve-
ments to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provid-
ed herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead
status, the property shall be assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are sev-
erable. I any of the provisions of this amendment shall
be held unconstitutional by any court of competent juris-
diction, the decision of such court shall not affect or
impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new home-
stead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any sub-
sequent year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately preced-
ing the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new homestead as of January
1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead
assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007.
The assessed value of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead Is
greater than or equal to the just value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be the just value of the new home-
stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the
assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1
of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
doned. 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 aban-
doned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall
be equal to thie 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 cal-
culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new home-
stead 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 provid-
ed herein. *
b. By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for appli-
cation 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 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 fol-
lowing:
(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
provided 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 owner-
ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this-substction.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school distinct
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 subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
shall be changed annually on the date of assessment
provided 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 prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment 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 prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of the next
assessment date after a change of ownership or control,
as defined by general law, including any change of own-
ership of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property slall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improve-
ments to such property shall be assessed as provided
for by general law; however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
fh)(1) The assessment oflhe following working
wlatrfrnnt nrnnortipc shall hp haird lnnn the Cuirrent


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Section 28. Reauiina sixty-five percent of school fund-
ino for classroom instruction.--The reuirement that
sixty-five percent of school funding received by school
districts be spent on classroom instruction in Section 8


can mmour


I I IU]bu ty" uvmat rUy Ww
PubicNotce 500 Pbli Ntic 505 -hbicNotce 500 'ublc otce 00n, RE j II hlPuli Noic 505 ublc otie 00


rn-M it inn nr riiqrrptinnnrv nd valnrpm millnnp. fo r Madnag and drvqtar.k~q that ar. anen to the I


ten percent (10%) shall take effect January 1. 2009. ments for tax years beaninin January 1. 2010
(b) The amendment to Section 9 of Article VII
reducing to five mills from ten mills the authorized ad No. 7
valorem millaoe for school purposes shall take effect CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
January 1. 2010. ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)


Ballot Title:
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
provide that an individual or entity may not be barred
from participating in any public program because of reli-
gion and to delete the prohibition against using revenues
from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of
any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of
any sectarian institution.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3. Religious freedom--There shall be,
no law respecting the establishment of religion or pro-
hibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious
freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with pub-
lic morals, peace or safety. An individual or entity may
not be aed from ciand B ugt Rfor Comiscroon
Balls otbdfei on.r agy th f hIl b t
asy Oh"rsh, csst, Or rFl..ic.. dsassiss'IN i..z aid os






LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.
No. 8






Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
require that the Legislature authorize counties to levy a
local option sales tax to supplement community college
funding; requiring voter approval to levy the tax; provid-,
ing that approved taxes will sunset after years and may
be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall,
and special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad
valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to-
levy other taxes, for their respective purposes, except ad'
valorem taxes on intangible personal property and taxes
prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied
for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods'
not longer than two years when authorized by vote of the,
electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not.
wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in
excess of the following millages upon the assessed
value of real estate and tangible personal property: for all
county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes,
ten mills; for all school purposes, ten mills; for water
management purposes for the northwest portion of the
state lying west of the lineletween ranges two and three
east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the'
remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and forall other
special districts a millage authorized by law approved by
vote of the electors who are owners of freeholds therein
not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing
municipal services may, to the extent authorized by law,
levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal
purposes.
(c) Counties served by an ooen-access public
institution whose primary mission and responsibility
includes orovidino lowerlevel undergraduate instruction
and awarding associate degrees shall be authorized by
law to low a local motion sales tax to supplement they
fundin ofa the institution. The tax may not be levied
unless approved by the electors of each county served
by the institution. The local option tax shall sunset after
five years and may be reauthorized by the electors as
provided by law.
No. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ai
ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 1 AND 8
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
REQUIRING 65 PERCENT OF SCHOOL FUNDING FOR
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; STATE'S DUTY FOR CHIL-
DREN'S EDUCATION.
Ballot Summary:
Requires at least 65 percent of school funding received,
by school districts be spent on classroom Instruction,
rather than administration; allows for differences in.
administrative expenditures by district. Provides the con-
stitutipnal requirement for the state to provide a "uni-
form, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of
free public schools" is a minimum, nonexclusive duty:'
Reverses legal precedent prohibiting public funding of
private school alternatives to public school programs
without creating an entitlement.
Full Text:
ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 1. Public tu ling of education.--
(a) The education of children is a fundamental!
value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore,
a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provi-
sion for the
education of all children residing within its borders. This
duty shall be fulfilled, at a minimum and not exclusively-
throuh adeate eqa provision eheBall de by
law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quaV
ity system of free public schools that allows students to
obtain a high quality education and for the establish-,
ment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of high-
er leading and other public education programs that the
needs of the people may require. Nothing in this subsec-
tion creates an entitlement to a publicly-financed private
rooram.
I) To assure that children attending public.
schools obtain a high quality education, the legislature'
shall make adequate provision to ensure that, by the
beginning of the 2010 school year, there are a sufficient
number of classrooms so that:
(1) The maximum number of students who are
assigned to each teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for prekindergarten through grade 3-
does not exceed 18 students;
(2) .The maximum number of students who are
assigned to each teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for grades 4 through 8 does not
exceed 22 students; and
(3) The maximum number of students who are
assigned to each teacher who is teaching in public
school classrooms for grades 9 through 12 does not
exceed 25 students.
The class size requirements of this subsection do not
apply to extracurricular classes. Payment of the costs'
associated with reducing class size to meet these
requirements is the responsibility of the state and not of
local schools districts. Beginning with the 2003-2004.
fiscal year, the legislature shall provide sufficient funds
to reduce the average number of students in each class-
room by at least two students per year until the maxi-
mum number of students per classroom does not
exceed the requirements of this subsection.
LI~e- Every four-year old child in Florida shall
be provided by the State a high quality pre-kindergarten'
leading opportunity in the form of an early childhood
development and education program which shall be vol-
untary, high quality, free, and delivered according to pro-
fessionally accepted standards. An early childhood
development and education program means an organ-
ized program designed to address and enhance each'
child's ability to make age appropriate progress in an
appropriate range of settings in the development of lan-
guage and cognitive capabilities and emotional, social,
regulatory and moral capacities through education in
basic skills and such other skills as the Legislature may
determine to be appropriate. "-
(}l e The early childhood education and devel-
opment programs provided by reason of subsection (l
oub.pograp (b,) shall be Implemented no later than the
beginning of the 2005 school year through funds gener-
ated in addition to those used for existing education;
health, and development programs. Existing education,
health, and development programs are those funded by
the State as of January 1, 2002 that provided for child or
adult education, health care, or development.
SECTION 8. Requiring sixty-five percent of-
school funding for classroom instruction.--At least sixty-
five percent of the school funding received by school
districts shall be sent on classroom Instruction. rather
than on administration. Classroom Instruction and
administration shall be defined by law. The leaislature-
may also address differences in administrative exoendi-
tures by district for necessary services, such as trans-
ortation and food services. Funds for capital outlay
shall not be included in the calculation reouked by this


am hi' nton tai t


s u umeration .


i i











Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 28, 2008


I P li Itic


I Pb ic o ice


I i N i


I i Ic


I i N i


I Pb ic o ice


I Pb ic No ice


I PbiNo ice


*I i N i


PROPUESTA DE MODIFICACION A LA CONSTITUTION
PARA SER VOTADA EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008
NOTIFICIAC1ION E ELECTION
El que suscdbe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretaro de Estado del
Estado de Florida, por medio del present natillca que se realzard
una eleccidn en cada condado de Florida, 4 de Noviembre de
,2008, para la rafificacitn o rechazo de una propuesta modii-
cacion de la Constitucin del estado de Florida.
NO 1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL
CAPITULO I, ARTICULO 2
(Legislativo)
TIulo det Aa P eleta:
DECLARATION DE DERECHOS
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone una enmienda a la Consfitucin Estatal para demgar
las disposiciones que autorizan a a Legislatura a regular o pm-
hibir la pmpiedad, herencia, disposicton y pasesion do bienes
,lnmuebles a extranjeros que no pueden adqudr la ciudadania.
Texto Complete: e ,
CAITULO I
DECLARATION DE DERECHOS
ARTICULO 2. Derechos basicos.-- Todas las personas
fisicas, tanto hombres como mujeres, son iguates ante la ley y
tienen derechos inalienables, entire las cuales estAn el derecho a
disfrutar y defender la vida y la libertad, a buscar la felicidad, a ser
rpcompensado en su industrial y ad rposeer yprogr
p inpredades, ::n Ia a2;:toon qo: .,al.rt..i .: 3 l ; 3 tae
a pa'Rhi:r 2 s;;la dd, hara"noa, Prliapaaiait p -aqain I
dadai. Ninguna persona serd pnvada de cualquier dercho per
causa de raza, religion, nacionatidad n iocapacidad nIsica.
N02
ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIQNAL
CAPITULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Iniciativa)
Tlulo de la apeleta:
ENMIENDA A LA PROTECTION DEL MATRIMONIO RE LA FLORI-
DA
Resumen de la papeleta:
Esta enmienda protege al mathmonio come la unitn legal Anica
Sentra un hombre y una mujer come mando y mujery dispone gee
ninguna otra union legal que se trats come a un matimonio a
come a su equivalent sustancial ser vslida roconocida.
Oeclaraci6n de impact financier: No se puede determinar con
exactitud el impact financier direct que esta modilicacion ten-
dra en los ingresos y gastos de los gobiernos estatal y local,
aunque se anticipa que dste sea menor,
Texto complete:
ARTICULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
DECLARACION RE DERECHOS
'En tanto el matrimonio es la union legal Anica entire un hombre y
una mujer come marido y mujer, no sere valids a reconocida
ninguna otra unidn legal que se treat come a un matimonio o
como a su equivalent sustancial.
N03
ENMIENDA CONSJITUCIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisitn de Reforma Tributaa y Presupuestada)
'Otulo de la papeleta:
REFORMS Y MEJORAS OUE NO AFECTAN EL VALOR DETERMI-
NADO DE LA PROPIEDAD RESIDENTIAL
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se autoriza a la Legislatura, conform a ley general, a prohibir la
consideracitn de reforms o mejaras a la propiedad residencial
que incrementen la resistencia al daio causado per viento y la
instalacidn de equipos fuente de energia removable come tactores
8 tenor en cuenta para la determinacidn del valor de la propiodad
a los fines de la determlnacian de impuestos Ad Valorem. Con
efecto at ser adoptada, la excepcidn existent per equipos fuente
de energia renovable quedard sin efecto.
lTexto complete: CAP
CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.--
(a) Toda propiedad ba o el dAmini de una municipalidad
j'utiizada excltsivamente per esta con fines municipales a pdbli-
cas estard exenta del page de impuestos. A la munsipalided gae
iposea una propiedad fuera del Ambio de la municipalidad, sele
podra requeir, canorme la ley general, gae pagae impuests a la
mnldad de recaudacidn del lugar donde se encuentre la menciona-
'da propledad. Las porcines de prspiedades que se utilicen pin-
cipalmente con fines educativos, literaris, cientiicos, raligiosos
ocaditatios podran star exentas del page de impuestos con-
forme la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del page de impuestos, con efecto
acumulafivo, para cada jefe de tamilia resident de este estado,
Is blenesdel hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor determi-
nado por la ley general, no inferior amil dlares, para cada viud
vsiuda a persona no vidente o discapacitado total y permanent,
tos bienes hasta el valor determlnado per la ley genera,o inferid-
or a 500 dalaras.
lj'l:: 'lt *II II1" i l I I I' ll'll], I ' I e I II',1 nl II
I'llr pl.':l':l ll ** ll hJrl l 'lll ll ll l'l 1 ITIII u II1 l'l I .
gar exenciones del impuesto Ad Vaotrem eq pos de la comunidad
y el desarrollo econmico a nuevas enmpresas y expansianes del
negocio do empress existentes, cororme Io dispone la lty gen-
eral. Tao exencldn podri otorgarse Unicamnte poe ardenanza del
condado o la municipalidad, y solo con pasteaoddd al vets de
-los electors del condadod ola muncipalidad quienes mediante un
referendum autonicen al condado o la municipaidad a adoptar tal
ordehanra. La exencion que aas se otorgue se aplicable a las
' mejoras a la prmpiedad realizadas pr y pas el us de una nueva
empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en rolacidn con la expansion
'del negocio de una empresa existonto serd asimismo apcable a
los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bines
pessonales tangibles relaionades con la expansion del negocio
de unas empresa existent. El monto los lmites al montn de tal
exencion los determinard la ley general. El pedodo de tempo
durante el cuol regird tal exencin atorgada a una nueva empresa
p expansion del negocio de una emprosa existente Is determined
la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exencion quedars sin
1fecto transcumdos diez anos desde lo fecta Ae la apmbacitn de
os electors del condado o la mun cipalidad, y podrA renovarse
par Co



-aa
or r-fero-ndeum coonie Io establece la ley




{.(-Cualquier condada o municipalided pedrt, para
los fines de su respoctiva recaudacitn impsntiva y sujeta las
'disposiciones de este incisa y la ley general, otorgar exenciones
al page de impuestosAd Valorom pat la preservacidn hisaltrca a
i dauesos de propledades hist~dicas. Esta extncion pdrid otor-
garse Anicamente por ordenanza del cnndads la municipalidad.
El monto y los lmites al monto de esta exenciln y lss riquedm-
ientos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas lts detormi-
nart la ley general. El periodda de tempo durante el cuil ostard
digente esta exenciin par el propietado I dtrmind la ley gen-
eral.
(e)i Conforme la ley generate y con sjoion als dis-
posiciones alli establectidas, veintcinco mlAas dol valor
,determlnadn de la propiedad alcanzada par el impuosto a los
bienes personales tangibles estard exenta del page de impuestos
Ad Valorm.
ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluciones.--Conforme la
ley general se estableceran dispoaiciones pas asegurar una jasta
valuacion de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impoeste Ad
Valorem, con las condiciones ue se enumaran a continuacion:
I (a) La propiedad destinada a la explotacn agdcola, la
propledad que genera gran recarga de aua ara los acueros de
La Florida o la ppiedad utizada en ftrma exclusive para fines
recreatsvos no comerciales ser clasiicada per la ley general y
evaluada nlicamente en razon de su naturaeza o su use.
(b) Cdnorme la ley general los bienes personals tangi-
bles conservados para la venta en unidades de intorcambia com-
erclal o en cabezas de ganado podrtn valuarse para la detorml-
snacion de impuestos.a un porcentaje especlfico de su valor,
, podran clasificarse pra la determinacitn de impuestos, o podpdn
Sestar exentos del page de impuessos.
(c) A las personas con derecho a exencitn del page
: de impuestos a la propiedad constaidaeon bien de familiar con-
forme el Articulo 6 de este Captulo seles evaluars su bien de
famlia al lusto valor vigente al 1 de enero del alo postedor a'la
fecha en que esta reform entre en vigenca.
La mencianada evaluacin s modiicard nicamnt conm I
Sdispuesto en es a,,
(1) Las evaluactones alcanoades pr ests incisdeo
'eose modificartn anualmente el 1 de enero de cada afo sin
que tales modificacionesexceda el monta menor de los enumr-
ades a contnuacidn:
a. Tres per cienlato (3%) de la evaluatcin del 0 anteor.
b. El cambio porcentual en el Indico de Pracios al
Consumidor en las ciudades, el Coste Promedis Urane de
EEUU., todo los items 1967=100, infones subsigaientes par
Sel afno calendario anterior segon Io inormnado par el Ministeo de
;TrabaJo de los Estados Unldos y el organism de Estadsticas
Laboraes.
(2) Ninguna evaluacitn excederd el (sto valor.
(3) Con posterioidad a cualquser cambio de dominis,
conforme lo establecido poar la ley general, lapropiedad constitu-
Ida en bien de tamilia serd evanad al usta valor vigente at 1 de
oenero del ano posterior, salvo que se apliquen ls dispesicines
del pdrrafo (8). A partsir de entones, ia proptedsd consttoida en
Sblen de familiar sera evaluada conferme las disposiciones estable-
Scidas e estn~ .
(4) La nueva propiedad consttida en bien de bmilia se
I evaluara segun el just valor vigente al 1 de enero del ano pos-
terior a la constitucion del bien de familia salve e se apliquen
ilas dlsposiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluacin
*podrd modicarse conform o estab ecids oetIcis q
(5) Las relormas, agregados, reduccions o meoras a
la propiedad constituida en biln de lamilia se evanuarn confarme
la ley general con la condicitn de que con posteodadad a la
Srevision de la evaluacion de cualquierreforma, agregado reduc
cion o mejoara, la propiedad se evaluate conforms o establecido
S(6) En case de que cadugue la condicidn de bien de
amilia, a propiedad se evaluard conforme te dispueste per ley


general.
, (7 Las disposiciones de esta reform podrtn ser con-
sideradas en lorma separada. En case de que cualsuiera de las
disposiclones de esta relorma sea declarada inconstitucional por
un tribunal competent, la decision de ta] tribunal no afctar nA
limltara las restantes disposiclones de esta reform.
(B)a. La persona que constituye un nuevo bin de famil-
a al 1 de enero de 2009 o al 1 de enero de Ios anos subsigu-
Sientes que haya recibido una exencidn al page de impuestos
Ssobre la propiedad consfituida come bien de lamilia confore el
' Artculo 6 al 1 de enero de cualquier de los dos aos inmediatos
;antedrores a la constitucion del nuevo bien de famllia tender dare-
cho a una evaluacion del nuevo bien de tamilia a on valor menor
al juslo valor. En caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero
A de 2008, la persona quo conslituye un nuevo bien de familiar at 1P
de enero de 2008 tendra derecho a una evaluacton del nuevo bien
de familla a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal persona
recibib la exenci6n al page o impuestos a la prpiedad consfitu-
Ida en blen de tamilia el 1 de nero de 2007. El valor de la
, propledad recioentemente consltulda come bion de lamlla so
, dalermlnara de la slgulente manera:
1. SI el juso valor de la propedadrecoentomene const-
tulda en bien de farniia es mayor a gual al usto valor de la
proploedad anterior consitulda on bien de familla sl 1I de enere del


ano en que la propiedad anterior tuera deslituida; el valor de la
propiedad recientemento conslituida en bien de lamilia ser igual
al just valor del nuevo bien de familia menos un monto equva-
lente al menor monlo entire $500.000 y la diterencia entire elsto
valor y el valor delerminado del bien de amilia anterior al 1 de
enero del afio en que el bIen de family anterior era desituido. A
partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de lailia
sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones que se establecen en
esle incisor q
2. En caso de que' el just valor del nuevo bien de amil-
ia result inferior al just valordel bieo de familiar anterior vigente
al 1 de enero del ano en que el bien de tamilia anterior uera des-
tituido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de tamiia sert iguat al
(usto valor del nuevo bien de familia dividido pro el juslo valor del
bien de famitia anterior y multiplicado per el valor determinado del
blen de lamilia anterior. Sin embargo, en case de que la diferen-
cia entire el justo valor del nuevo bin de tamilia y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este pAr-
rafo, sea mayor a $500.000, ol valor determinado del nuevo bien
de tamilia sera incrementado de manera tal que la diferencia entire
el just valor y el valor dterminado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
tir de entonces, la propledad constitida en bien de oamilia serd
evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este ncisa
b. Por aplicacion de la ley general y conforme los princi-
ples alli establecidos, la legislature preverd la aplicacion de Aste
parrafo a la propiedad que tonga mts de un propietado.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, a los lines de la
evaluacion y conform las disposiciones de dste incised, facultar a
los condados y municipatidades a autonzar per ordenanza la eval-
uaciOn de propiedad histbrica inicamente en raznn de su natu-
raleza o uso. La evaluacton n razon de so naturaleza o use serd
applicable Onicamente dentrd de la judsdiccin ode se apllque la
ordenanza. Los requermientos para la propiedad considerada
admissible serin establecidos per ley general
(e) Un cndado podra, de la manera establecida per la
ley general, prefer la reduccin del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determined de tal propiedod que resulle
de la construction o reconstreccitn do la prepiedad con el
propslto de asignar un espacio pair la viviende a uno a vanes
padres o abuelos biolOgicos o adoptivos del propietado o del
conyuge en case de qe al menos uno do los padres o abuelos
para quien se proven el espaclo pare la vivienda tnga 62 aos
mas de edad. Tal reducclOn no debero ser supenor al manta
menor de los Items enumerados a continuacin:
(1) El Incremento del valor determinado resultante de la
construction o reconstruccin de la propiedad.
12) Veinte par ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad metorada.
(f) En relacion con todas las obligaclones a excepcidn
de las obligaciones en razon del district escolar, la evauacidn de
la propiedad residential, tal come la delinetla ley general,
consist en nueve ambientes o menos p que no estO sujeta alas
restricciones de la evaluacidn establecsdas en los incisos com-
prendldoS desde (a) hasta (c), se modificarO nnicamento con-
lrme la dispuesto on este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzades par este Incise so
modilicarn anualmente en la fecba de evalacidn establecida per
la ley; a condition de que tales modiicaciones en las evalua-
clones no superen el diez par ciento (10%) de a evasuacidn del
anlo anterior.
(2 Ninguna evaluaclon exceders elausto valor.
3) Con posteroedridad a on cambio de domino o admin-
istracion, conform lo establecido pr la let, general, Incluido
cualquier cambio en la ttulanidad de una insbtucin legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sert evaluada en rasn del
just valor a la prtxima fecha de evaluacidn. A partir de entonces,
la propiedad sert evaluada conform to dispuesto en este incise.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a
la mencionada propiedad seran evaluadas conform Io estableci-
do per la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de a revision par
cualquier reform, agregado, reducciln o mejora, la pmpiedad
sern evaluada conforme to dispuesto en este incise.
(g) En relacion a todas las ebligacio'es a excepcidn de
las obligaciones en razOn del disto escnlar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no estln sujetos a ls restricciones a la evalu-
acion establecidas en los inciss comprendidos entire (a)y (c) y
en el incise (I) podrdn modificarse Onicamente segn Io estable-
cido en estl incise.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas per este incised se
modificatrn anualmente en la fecha de la evatuacitn establecida
per ley a condition do que tales modificaciones do las ovalua-
clones no sean superiors at diez par ciento (10%) de la evalu-
acion del aho anteror.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedeor et justo valor
(3) La legislature preverd la evaluacidn de la menciona-
da propiedad en razsn del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n
posterior a una mejora de calidad, conform n o define la ley, real-
izada en l propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencicnada propiedad sert eval-
uada conforme las disposiciones previstas en este incise.
(4) La legislature podro establecerla condicidn de ue la
mencionada propledad sea evaluate en raznn del usto valor a
fecha de evaluacitn posterior a cambio de dominio adminis-
iracion, segdn Io define la ley general, incluide cualquiar cambte
n la titulandad de la insMitucin legal propietada de la prpiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada prepiedad sera evaloada con-
lorme Io establocido en este incise.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, redecciones o mejorasoa
la propiedad seran evaluadas conlorme la ley general. Sin embar-
go, luegao de la revision en razon de cualquier reform, agregado,
reduccltn o mejora, la propledad sert evaluada contorme to
establecido en oste unclso.
Ih La lenislatura, conform le en sto ala
condiciones alll establecidas pnodrnrnhibirlconsiera ndoIo
enumerado a continuacion en relaciOn can la doterminacitn del
valor de la omniedad uliada ora fines residencialoes
Ilt Cualnuier reform o meiora realizada con el nrondsi-
to de meiorar la resistencia al dano causado or viento.
12 La instalacion de un euin uenl enerqiampe-

!,:i 1I.ilI.IIli j,'l:t 'l ]':li
CRONOGRAMA
Limitacion al valor determinadA ds la nmsiedod ufilnada
con fines residenciales.--
S al El rechazo de la exencin a oo d imoesto a a
Dropiedadenrazon de la.luente d nri nap t
el Asticulo 3 del Castulo VII tended eecto a nartir de la asrofactn
de los eletores
bl La modificacion al Articul 4 del Canitulo VII oue
autoridza a la leislatura a ohibir el incremento del valor determi-
no de la rooniedad ulizada ear ne redcils n razn de
I m ra de la resistencia al daa en razon
de la instalaiOn de un eouio fuente de enemia renoable entrar
en vioencia el 1 de eneo de 2009.
N 4
ENMIENDA CONS'ITUCIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICpLOS 3 Y 4
CAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comision de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaa)
Titulo 0la papeleta:
EXENCION AL, PAGO DE IMPUESTOS SOBR0 PROPIEDAD 8E
CONSERVATION PERMANENT; CLASFICACIONY EVALUATION
OE LA PROPIEDAD UTILIZADA CON FINES DE CONSERVATION
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se solicit a la Legislatura que prevea ona exencion al page de
impuestos sobre la propledad calificad come espacio de censer0
vacion permanent y demda Amos pstegidas d conservecidn
permanent, conform io dispuesto pr lay. Se solic ala leg-
Islatura que prevea la clasificacidn y evaluacitn de la propiedad
utilizada con propostos de consevacin y no calificada come tal
an forma permanent Onlcamente en a6n de so naturalesa ysu
uso. El benoeficio de evasuacion queda sueto a condlclones, lim
itaciones y defniciones razonables dispuestas por aey general.
Sera applicable a los impuestos sobre la propiedad al comenzar el
ado 2010.

Tsxto complete: CAP
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exen;lones.--
(a) La propledad bajo el dominie de una municipalidad y
utilizada exclusivamente per tal menocipatidad pas fines munici-
pales o publicos estara exenta del page de puestos. Se podrd
requerir a la munlcipalidad que pose una prptedad fuera del
Ambito de la municipalidad, conforme la toy general, que page
Impuestos a la unidad de recaudecion en la que se encuentre la
propledad. Las porciones de propiedades que se utilicen pdnci-
palmente con lines educativos, literaris, cienflicos, religiosos o
caritativos podrdn star exentas del page de Impuestas conform
la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del pao de impuestos, con efecto
acumulativo, para cada jele de famla residence de ste estado,
los bienes del hogar y efectos personals hasta el valor detormi-
nado por la ley general, no infenor a mil dAlares, y pas cada viude
o viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent,
los bienes hasta el valor deteminad per la ly general, no ined-
or a quinientos dolas,
(c) Cualquier condado o munbcipalidad pedrt, pra los
fines de su respective recaudacion de impoasles y conlorme las
disposicionesest slabilecidas por ste incise yl ley.general, otor-
gar exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la cemunidad
y el desarrollo econOmico a nuevas empresas y expansiones dol
negocio de empresas existentes, conformealo dispone la ley gen-
eral. Tal exenciOn podra otorgarose anicamente pa ordenansa dol
condado o la munlclpalidad, y solo cn postedoddad al vcoe de
los electores del condado o la munlcipalidad qutenes mediante un
referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adnptar !al
ordenanza. La exenciOn que asl se otorgue ser aplicable a ls
mejoras a la propiedad realizadas pory pa el uao de una nueva
empresa y mejoeras a la propiedad en relacidn con la expansion
del negocio de una empresa existente sert asimismo aplicablo a
los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva emprpsa y los bienes
personales tangibles relacionados con la expansion del negocio
de una empresa existence. El monte a los imites al monte de tat
exencion los determinaro la ley general. El periodde d tiempo
durante el cul regired talexencidn otorgada a una nueva empress
o expansion del negocio de una empres existente to determinart*
la ley general. La lacultadjara etergar tal exencidn quedard sin
efscto transcurrides diez anos desde la fecha de la aprobacion de
tas electors del condado o la municipalldad, y pedrO renovarse
per referendum conform o establece la ley general.
Id) Conforme la ley general y abo las cendiciones all
establecidas, se podra otorgar una exencidn al page de impuestos
Ad Valorem al equlpo fuente de energia renovable y a la prpiedad
en la que tal equlpo se install y opere, hasta el valor determined
per la ley genera no superior al costo odginal del equipo, y per el
pedodo de tiempo determinado per la ley genera no supenor a
diez atns.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podre, para ls
fines de su respective recaudacidn impositiva y sujeto alas dis-
pcsiclones de este inciso y la ley general, olrgar exenciones al
page de impuestos Ad Valorem para la presorvacin histdca a
los duelos de propiedades histoncas. Esta exencitn pod otor-
garse Inicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad
El monte y los limits al monto de esta exencitn y los requerm-


ientos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determi-
nara la ley general. El periodo de iempo durante el cudl estard
vigente esta exenciOn para el propietario o delerminart la ley gen-
eral.
(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujecibn alas disposi-
ciones allI establecidas, veintclnco mil Mdlares del valor determi-
nado de la propiedad alcanzada per el impuesto a lo bienes per-
sonales tangibles estara exenla del page de impueslos Ad
Valorem.
S Se oloarn exenciones aa imests Ad
Valorem sore roiedads ded as d manera ermanen
conservation inclulda la proniedad cailicada come esoscio de
conservacion oermanente v demOs Oreasoroteoidas de conser-
va:ion nermanente. conlorme Io disouests enr la lev oenara].
ARTICULO 4, Impueslo,; Evaluaciones.--Conforme la
ley general se establecerAn disposiciones para asegurar una jusla
valuacion de todos los bienes alcanzades por los impuestos Ad
Valorem, con las condiclones quo se enumeran a continuacion:
Ja) La propledad destinada a la explotacion agdcola, la
propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los aculferos de
La lorida o la propiedad ulelizda n forma exclusive para fines
recrealivos no comerciales sert clasificada por la ley general y


al conlenido de leyes que otorguen luturas exencines. Limite al
incremento annual de evaluation de propiedades que no esoan
constituidas en bien doe familiar, Reduccinal monto del indices del
impuesto a la propiedad escolar.
Texto complete:
CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 4. Impuestos; evatuacidn.--Conforme la ley
general se dictaran disposiciones para garanbzar un justo valor
para today la propiedad alcanzado par los impuestns Ad Valorem,
sujeto a las condiciones enumeradas a continuacidn:
(a) La propiedad dedicada a la explotacin agricola, la
propiedad que produce gran cantidad de descarga do agua para
los aculeros de La Florida o la propiedad utihizada exclusivamenie
con tines recreativos no-comerciates podrA ser claoilicada pa la
ley general y evaluada unicamente en razdn de su naturaleza o su
usa.
(b) Conforme la ley general, Ins bienes personales tan-
gibles conservados como unidades de intercambio comercil o


evaluada anicamente en razon de so naturaleza a su use
bl Conlorme lo disuesto nor la lev osneral v suilo a
las condiciones limitaciones vdlefiniciones razonables oue ali se
establecen. la propiedad ulllizada can lines de cnservacidn se
clasificara por la lev general v se evaluar nicamente en razn de
su naturaleza o s usa.
t (B Conforme la ley general los bienes personales
tangibles conservados para la venta en unidades de intercambso
commercial o en cabezas de ganado podrdn valuarse pars la deter-
minacion de impuestos a un porcentaue especifico de su valor,
podran clasificarse para la determinacin de impuestos, o podrmn
star exentos del page de impnestos
lj(T A las personas con derecho a la exencidn del
pago de impuestos a la propiedad constitda en bien de, familiar
conlorme e Arliculo 6 de este Capitulo se lss evaluate su bien de
familiar al just valor vigente at 1 de enero del afio postenor a la
fecha en que esta reform entire en vigencia.
La mencionada evaluacin se modilicarst unicamente conforme to
aqui dispuesto.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas per esta disposicidn se
modificaran anualmente el 1' de enero d cada ano sin que tales
modificaciones excedan el monto mentor de los enumerados a
confinuacion:
a. Tres par ciento (3%) de la evaluocitn del aso anteror.
b. El cambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al
Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costa Promedio Urbane de
EE.UU., tode los items 1967=100, informes subsiguientes para
el ano calendario anterior segun oI inlormado per el Ministedo de
Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organisms de Estadlsticas
Laborales,
121 Ninguna evaluacion exceed o el justo alor.
3) Con posteriordad a cualquier cambio de dominion,
conlorme lo establecido par la ley general, la propiedad consitu-
ida en bien de familiar sera evaluada al josto valor vigente at 10 de
enero del ano posterior, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones
del prrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en
bien de family a sera evaluada conform las disposiclones aqug
establecidas.
(4) La nueva propiedad constituida en bien de familia se
evaluara segun el just valor vigente al 1 de enero del afio pos-
terior a la constitucion del bien de familia, salv qu se aplgquen
las disposiclones del parrafo (8). La mencionado evaluacitn
pedra modificarse contorme no aqul establecldo
(5) Las reforms, agregados, redacclones o meo ras a
la propledad conslituida en bien de familiar se evaluarn conlorme
la ley general con la condicion de que con posteriodded ala
revision de la evaluacidn de cualquier reform, agregado, redec-
cion o mejora, la propledad se evaluate conforme on aqui estable-
cido.
(6) En caso de que caduque tola condicin de bien d
oamilia, la propiedad se evaluarO conformo'lo dispueslo per ley
general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podrAn ser con-
sideradas en forma separada. En case de que cualquiera de las
disposicions do es ta reform sea declarada inconsfitncionalpor
un tribunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectarni
limitara las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constiluye un nuevo bien de famil-
ia al 1' de enero de 2009 o al 1P de enero de los ians sobsigu-
ientes que haya recibido una exencidn al page de impuestos
soabre la propiedad constituida com bie de familiar conform el
articulo 6 al 1 de enero de cualquier de los dos anos inrediatos
anteriores a la constitucion del nuevo bnen de familiar tendrd dere-
cho a una evaluasicn del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor
al just valor. En case de que esta revision se apruebe en enero
de 2008, la persona que consfiluye un nuevo bien de familiar al '
de enero de 2008 tendra derecho a una evaluacin del nuevo bien
de familiar a un valor mentor al just valor solo si tal persona
recibit la exencidn al pago de impuestos a lapropiedad constitu-
ida en bien de familiar el 1 de enero de 2007. El valor de la
propiedad recientemente consfituida come bien de familia se
determinar de a desiguiente anra:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad reciontentnte consti-
tuida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual ab just valor de la
propiedad anterior consituida en bien de familia al 1 de enero del
aan en que la propiedad anteror fuera destituide, el valor de la
propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar ser iggal
al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un mont o equva-
lente al menor monteo entire $500.000 y la difermncia entire eljusto
valor y el valor determinado del bien de tamilia antelor a 1 de
enero del ado en que el bien de familiar anteriorfuera deslituido. A
partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familia
serd evaluada conform las disposiciones gue aqui se establecen.
2. En cas de que el just valor del nuevo bien de famil-
ia resuote inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior Vigente
al 1 de enero del ao en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera des-
ttuido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sert igual al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido par e just valor del
bien de familia anterior y mulfplicado per el valor determinado del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en cas de que la diferen-
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bien de oamilia y el valor doter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conform este pOr-
rafo, sea mayor a $500.0Q0, el valor determinado del nuovo bien
de familiar sera incrementado de manera tal que la diforencia ent
el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
fir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de oamilia sera
evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Par aplicacion de la ley general y conforme Ios dnci-
pios aqul establecidos, la legislature prefer la aplicacidn de ls
pArrafo ala propiedad que tenga aos de un propietario.
Nelo( La legislature podrt, per ley general, a los lines de
la evaluacion y conforme las disposiciones de oste incise, facul-
tar a los condados y munlcipalidades a autodzar per ordenanza la
evaluaciOn de propiedad histdrica snicamente en razdn de su nat-
uraleza o su uso. La evaluation en.razon de su naturaleoa o su
uso sere applicable onicamente dentro de la judsdicoidn done se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la proiedad can-
siderada admisible seran establecidos per ley general.
l(s) Un condado podrA, do to manera establecida par la
ley general, prefer la reduccion del valor detarminado de la
propiedad consttuida en bien de tamiliasen.el rtico de cualquier
ihcriemento en el ValI teftrmiinadd do (al'"iirbprodd'que result
ir i( I .,' s 'I j l ,1 I, I ll., i ,k. I I.. l' I i '.I
i 6I I : uI I i n., [ lI III II I IiPl 1i I

conyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se prove el espacio para vivienda tengo 62 a os o
mas de edad. Tal reduccl6n no deberd ser superior al monta
menor de los items enumerados a continuacdn:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultant de la
- construccidn o reconstrucci n de a propiedad.
(2) Veinte per ciento del valor determinado total de la
propieda me orada.
(AJ En relation con todas s obligacionos a excepcitn
de las obligationes en razOn del disbrto escolar, la evaluacin de
la propiedad residenGial, tal come la define la ley general, quo
consist en nueve ambientes o menos y ue no esto suetla alas
restricciones de la evaluacibn establecidos en las incises cam-
prendidos desde (a) hasta se moditicar Anicamente con-
forme la dispuesto en ese incise.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcasadas per este incise se
modificasn anualmente en la fecha de evaluacidn establecida par
la ley; pero tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superarn
el diez par ciento (10%) de la evatuacin del asto anterior.
(2 Ninguna evaluacion excederel ousto valor .
(3 CoO posteridoidad a un canbio de doainio o admin-
istracion, conform to establecido per la ley general, incllido
cualquier cambio en la ulariddd de una insftucion legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiodad sert evaluade en razn del
justo valor a la prsxima fecha de evaouacidn. A partir de entonces,
la propiedad sera evaluada conforme to dispuesto en este incise.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones e me oras a
la mencionada propiedad seran evaluadas conform Io estableci-
do par la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision par
cualquier reform, agregado, redeccion o mejora, tlaprapiedad
serd evaluada conform lo dispuesto en este incise.
En relacion a todas las obligaciones a excepciAn
de las obgaones en razn del distrito escolar, las evaluacones
de bienes reales que no eston suetos alas restricciones a la val-
uaciOn establecidas en los incises comprendsdos entire (a) y
(lt(e) y en el incise (0f podron modificarse unicamento segpn
to establecido en este incise.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas per este incise se
modificarn anualmente en lto fecha do to evaluacin establecida
*ppr ley a condition de que tales modlficaciones de las evalua-
clones no sean supenores al diez per ciento (10%) de la evalu-
acion del ato anterior.
(21 Ninguna evaluaci n excederd ol lust valor
(3 La legislature prevero la evaluacesn de la menciona-
da propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la lecha de evaluacion
posteriora una mejora de calidad, conorme define a oy, real-
znada en la proplodad. A.partlr de ntonces la mencionada
propiedad sera evaluada conform las disposiciones previstas en
este incise.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condicion de que la
mencionada propsedad sea evaluada en razon del usto valor a la
fecha de evaluaction posterior al cambo de dominion a adminis-
trailon, segOn lo define la ley, incluido cualquier cambla en la tit-
ulatrdad de la institucion legal propelaria de la propiedad. A par-
tir de entonces, la menones, menciade propledad sero evaluada conform
to establecide en oese incise.
(5) Las reformas, agregados, reduccines o mejoras a
la propiedad sera evaluadas conforme la ley general. Sin embar-
go, luego de la revision en razOn de Oualquior reorma, agregado,
reduction o mejora, la propiedad sert evaluada conforme to
establecido en este incise.
CAPITULO Xl
CRONOGRAMA
ARTICULO 28. ExenciOn al eaoo de imnuestos sobro la
nproaedad c clanlitcacion v evalaaion do Is orOnieded utilizada
nara fines de conservacion. La refsrma dot Ariouldel Cantu
VII 0ue ronuiere la creacion do axescidn dot oon do imnuontas
Ad Valorem a la aropiedad dedcada con cadcter oermanenle a
lines de conservaion, v. en relacrdn can Iadoterminacion do
inestos Ad Valorem. la reforma dot Ariculn 4 Aol Canstulo VII
oue reouiere oue la oroiedad utiliada con fines de cnservacidn
sea clasiticada oora la lev general v nicamente ovaluada en ran
de su naturaleza o su use. sera imlementada a oartir del 1' de
enero de 2010. Este arficulo tendrA efecto a oartir de la
anrobacion de los elecres.

ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL
CAPITULOVII, ARTICUOS4, 9Y19
CAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comision de Reforma Tribudad y Presupuestada)
Titulo de lpapeleta:
ELIMINACION OEL REOUISITO DEL ESTADO DE FIJAR
IMPUESTOS A LA PROPIEA ESCOLAR Y REEMPLAZO PO LA
EQUIVALENTE CON LOS INGRESOS DEL ESTADO PARA ASIGNAR
A LA EDUCATION
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se reemplaza el requisite del estado de fijar impuestos a la
propiedad escolar por los ingresos del estado quo genera un
monto equivalente protegide para las escuelas mediante una o
mas de las opciones enumeradas a centinuaeido: rechano de las
exenciones de page de impuestos que no estn especificamente
excluidas; increments del indice del impuesto sabre los ventas
hasta un punt porcentual respectivon gasto de las tas ingregos,
otras opciones de recaudacion creadas per la legislatura. Lmte


cabezas de ganado podian se o evaua
a un porcenlaje especfico d s valor,
impositivos o podran star exentos d
(c) La propiedad de las per
ciOn del page de impuestos sobre lap
de familiar conform el Articulo 6 de
atl juslnt valor vigente al 1V de erero de
entrada en vigencia de esta reform.
Esta evaluacion serd modificada eni
posiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones acanza
modificaranannualmente el 1 de en
modificaciones a las evaluaciones no
de los items enumerades a confinuac
a. Tres par ciento 3%) do la
b. El cambio porcentuao
Consumidor en las ciudades, el C
EE.UU.,todos los items 1967=100,
del ano calendario anteror segun
Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el
Laborales.
12) Ninguna evaluacitn excel
31 Conforme la ley gener
domino, la propiedad constiuda cor
uada a un just valor al 1 de enero
se apliquen las disposiciones del ptrr
la propiedad serd evaluada conform
(4) La propiedad nueva coc
ia sera evaluada ann (usto valor a p
siguiente a la constitution enbiende
las disposiciones del pdrrafo (8). La
se modificaracnfnorme las disposici
1(5 Las reforms, agregado
la peda constituida n bien de
conformidad con la ley general, sn
terioridad a las reforms, agregados
propiedad sea evaluada conlore las
cidas.
(6) En case de oee caduq
familia, la propiedad sert evaluada c
(7) Las disposiciones de es
arse en forma separada. En caso de
clones de esta reform luora declara
bunal compeotoente, la decision de ta
minuira la valtdez de las restantes dis
(8)a, La persona que consti
ia a partir del 1 de enaro del ao 2
anos posteriores y quo haya side be
impuestos a la propiedad constituida
el Articulo 6 de bte Capitulo a partir
de los dos anos inmedramos anteriore
bien de familia tendrO derechoa una
familiar a un valor menor a just valor.
esta revision en enero de 2008, la
nuevo blen de familiar a part del 1' d
cho a la evaluacidn de la propiedad
lamilia a on valor mentor al usto vale
persona haya sido beneficiada de la e
la propiedad constituda enbien de ta
El valor de la propiedad recienteme
lamilia sera determinado de la siguie
1. Si el just valor de la prop
tuida en bien de familiar os mayor
propiedad anterior constituida en bier
aso en que la propiedad antedor oie
propiedad recioentomonte consituida
al just valor del nuevo bien de lami
lente al menor monta entire $500.000
valor y el valor determinado del bier
enero del ano en qoe el bien de family
partir de entonces, la propiedad cc
sera evaluada conform las disposics
2. En caso de quo el just v
ia resute inferior al just valor del bi
al 1 de enero del ao o en que el bien
ttuido, el valor determinado del nuev
just valor del nuevo bieo de familiar
bien de familiar antedor y multiplicado
bien de famiia anterior Sin embargo
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bie
minado det nuevo bien de familiar ca
rafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor
de tamilia serd incrmentado de man
el just valor y el valor determinado
tir de entonces, la propiedad constit
evaluada conform [as disposicianes
b. Par aplicacion de la ley g
pios alli establecidas, la legislature p
parralo a la propiedad que tenga ma
(d) La legislature podr, pr
evaluacion y conforme tas dispoasico
los condados y municipatidades a au
uaciOn de propiedad historic Onicar
raleza a su uso. La evaouacin en ran
sera applicable onicamente dentro i
aplique la ordenanza. Los requenmie
siderada admisible serdn establecido
(e) Un condado pedro, de
Sley general, prefer la reduccin d
propsedad constituda en bien de fan
incremento en el valor determinado
de la construccidn o reconstruuci
propOsito de asignar an espacio par
padres o abuelos bioldgicos o ado
conyuge en case de que al menos u
para quien se proved el espacio para
mds de edad, Tal redaccitn no de
menor de los items enumerados a c
(1 El increments del valor
constroccidn o reconstruccin de la

iii, i i ll ill i II 11 1

la propiedad residential, tal como
consist en nuev0 ambientes o men
resricciones de la evaluacion estab
prendidos desde (a) hasta (c,, se
forme las disposiciones establecidas
(1) Las evaluaciones alca
modificaran anualmenteenlafecha
la ley; a condicidn de que tales mn
clones no superardn el 1in o I
evaluacibn del ato anterior.
12 Ninguna evaluacion exf
131 Con postedoddad aun c
istracin, conform lo estabtecido
cualquier cambio en a itularidad de
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad
usto valor a la proxima fecha de oval
a propiedad ser evaluada' conlorme
das n este incise. -
(4) Las reforms, agregado
la mencionada propiedad serin eva u
do per la ley general. Sin embargo
cualquier relorma, agregado, reduce
serd evaluada conform las disposi
incisO.
(g) En relacitn con todas I
de las obligaciones en razon del dist
de bienes reales qne no eston sujetos
uacion estableocidas en los incises ci
en el incisef) podr.n modificarse 6
cido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alca
modificarn anualmente en la fecha
par ley a condicitn de que tales m
cones no seran superiores tl ino
la evaluacitn del ato anterior.
(2) Ningunaosevauacidn exc
3) La legislature prefer ila
da propiedad en razon del just va
posterior a una mejora de calidad, co
Sizada en la propiedod.
A parfir de entonces la mencionada I
forme las disposiciones previstas en
(4) La legislature podro esta
mencionada propsedad sea evaluada
lecha de evaluacion psterior al can
traciOn, segn lo define la ley, include
Sularidad do la insfitcin legal propie
ir de entonces la mencionada people
to establecldo en este incise.
(5) Las reforms, agregado
la propiedad seron evacuadas contin
go, luego.de la revision en razn de
reducclOn o mejora, la propiedad
establecdo op este inciso.
ARTICULO 9. Impuestos loc
(a) Sera obligatodo para Io
lares y municipalidades y optativo
contar con la autodzacidn legal p
Valorem y la autordzacio de la ley
impuestos para sus rspectivos prop
impuestos Ad Valorem sabre los bAe
los impuestos prohibidos en esta co
(b) En relacitn con los
exclusion de los mpuestos iuados
impuestos lijados per pedodos men
per el vpot de electores cuya propie
ta del pago de impuestos, s0 valor
enumerados a contnuacidn en relac
para Iqs bienes reales y bienos persn
dado, diez millones; pasa municip
escuelas, cinco de amillnes para I
la region noroeste del estade ubicad
las montaronas del Este nimero dos
adminislraciOn delagua del Area rest
y para todos los demos distdtos es
por ley aprobada ppr el voto de las
esta totalmente exenta del pag de
brinde servicios a la municipa]idad p
de la ley, fijar impuestos adiconales
para fines manicpaoes.
ARTICULO 19 Reemnlao
reueoiddos oor la leoislatura or otr
(al Con efecto a narfir del
leoislatura esnd orohibidn de reoues
imonpan imoueostos Ad Valorem en
exinible oara oartcios en el Proara
de La Florida oun srosrama oosteno
IbUl1 Laleoislatur remola
aroducidos sor la eliminacin delo s
lo establece el incise tal medianto I
enumeradas a continscin:
a. El rechazo a las exencio
ventas, oue enn Iradas no oara nrov
cos salvo la exencion actual anicab
los. servicins de salad anosacin
relidiosas, aouilesr de casc elecncis
facceion venla de bienes ersonales


impuestos Ad Valorem, los months alocados a la disribucion del establecid en este incise.
capital, la renovacion v rearacon de las escuelas. o para el panoo (hl 1 La evluacibn delaorooiedad costerauliab
de oblinaciones de comoraventa o alouiler autoriadns por lev realizara en base al use actual de la oreoiedad:
general: los months aorobados Por voto en la constitucion: mon- a. Propiedad utlizada onncioalmente oara la oesca com-
tos discrecionales Ad Valorem autonzados nor lev asionadns a los eML
distntos escolares. b. Prooiedad accessible al opblico ulizada nora el lana-
Inc Toda lea ue cree una exencidn al impuesto sobre las intent de embarcaciones en ua aeab
ventas debera incluir la cuesfion de la exenci 6n oaricular v con- c Maas v nu as l del amua con access al
tar con la decision de la leoislalura determinando aue tal exencibnd onit
presv o sirve a los eropOstos oblicos de: el tomento a la cornm- d. Astillers deendientes del aua. inslaciones sara la
peritividad v el desarrollo econbmico: el aovo a iniciativas u Deaca comercial e instaaciones eara la construccidn v reoaracidn
oroanizaciones educalivas, de oobiemo. l0eranas. cientificas, reh- de embarcaciones v sus acfividades de sorie.
siosas o de caddad: o la narantia de la euidad tnbvtada 121 El benehicio nara la evalacidn sue se establece en
este inciso esta suieto a las cnndicones v restricciones v las
CAPITULO XII definiciones raonables csnnorme los dAsoone la lesislatura v la
CRONOGRAMA leny
ARTICULO 28. Imolementacisn de la reform al
impuesto sobre la oroniedad escolar-- CAPiTULO XI
(al Las modificaciones al Articulo 4 del Capoulo VII sue CRONOGRAMA
reduce de diez por ciento (10%1 a cinco aor ciento (5%1 el cam- Evaluacin de la praiedad costera tilizable. ?La modficacin a
bio maximo annual en las evaluaciones nora las nrooiedades no Arficulo 4 del Caotule VI done se orev la evaluacibn de la
constiluidas como bien de familia entraran en viaencia el A de oroiedad costera.tilizable en base at use actual de la proeiedad.
enero de 2009.ven base a este articulo.entrar en vinencia al ser arebada or
Ib) La modificacion al Arficulo 9 del Caetulo VII oue los electores v serd aslicabl en pnmera instancia a las evalua-
reduce de diez millnnes a cinco millones el monte Ad Valorem clones realizadas am oIns oenndos fiscales oue comiencen el 1I


ados a los lines impositivos
r, ser clasilicados a los ines
el pago de impuestos.
sonas con derecho a exen-
propiedad constituida en bien
este Capitulo sert evaluada
tI ano posterior a la (echa de
icamente conflrme oas dis-
adas por esta disposicion se
ero de cada ano pero tales
o superaran el monto mentor
cion:
I evaluation del aso anteror.
del induce de Precios at
Cost Promedio Urbano de
o los informes subsiguientes
eI informed del Ministeno de
organism de Estadisficas
edera on valor just.
al, luego de un cambio de
no bien de familiar sera eval-
del ano siguiente salvo que
afo (8).A partir de entonces
to que aqu se establece.
stituida come bien de lamil-
artir del 1 'de enero del ado
familiar salvo que se apliquen
mencionada evaluacidn solo
ones aqul establecidas.
os, reducciones O mejoras a
lamilia serdn evaouadas de
a condition de que con pos-
s, reducciones o mejoras la
i disposiciones aqul estable-
que la condicin de bAen de
onlorme la ley general.
ta reform podrtn consider-
e que alguna de las disposi-
la inconstituclonal por un tri-
a tribunal no afectar a die-
iposiciones de esta reform.
tuya un nuevo bien de Iamil-
009 o el 1 de enero de los
eneficiaria ds la exencitn de
en bien de lamilia conform
del 1 de enero de cualquiera


s ala constitution del nuevo CAPITULO VII
nueva evaluation del bien de FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
r. En caso de que se apruebe
persona que constlouya un ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; evatuacion.-- Por ley general
e enero de 2008 tendra dere- se dictaran reglamentaciones par asegurar una justa evasuacitn
d constituida come bien de de la propiedad en relocitn con la fijacin de impuestos Ad
or solo en el case de que tal Valorem, con las siguientes condiciones:
exenciOn de impuestos sobre (a) La tierra utiliada para a exploacin agicola, la tier-
amiliaal 1 de enero de 2007. ra que genera gran cantidad de rcarga de agua para los acuifer-
snte constituida en bien de os de La Florida o. la tierra ufilizada excusivamente para lines
enter manera: recreativos no comerciales podri ser 0lasilicada por la ley gener-
piedad recientemente consti- al y evaluadaeinicamente en raznn de so naturaleza ysu use.
o igual al just valor de la (b) Conforme la ley general ls bienes personals tangi-
n de familiar al 1 de enero del bles conservados para la vonta en forma de unidades para el
era destituida, el valor de la intercambio commercial e cabezas de ganado padrin ser evlua-
en bien de familiar sera igual dos a los fines de la determinacin de impuestos a un determina-
ilia menos un monto equiga- do porcentaje de su valor, podrmn ser clasiicados a los fnes deo
0 y la diferencia entire el usto la determinacion de impuestos o podrdn resultar exentos del page
n de familiar anterior al 1 de de impuestos.
ia anterior fuera destotuido. A (c) La propiedad de las personas con derechoa la exen-
instituida en bien de familiar ciOn de impuestos sabre la propiedad constituid en bien de
ones'que aqul se establecen, familiar conforme el Afculo 6 de Oste Cadulo.sefA evaluada aun
valor del nuevo bien de famil- just valor a partir del 1' de enero del arc siguiente a la fecha de
en de'familia anterior vigente ftrada en vigencia de esta reform.
de famitia anterior (uera des- Esta evaluascin solo podr cambiar per aplicacion de [o que aqui
o bien de familiar sera igual al se establece.
dividido por el just valor del (1) Las evaluaciones que caen bajo 6staregla se modi-
I per el valor determinado del ficaran anualmente eol' do enero de cada ani a condition do que
o, en case de que la diferen- tales modificaciones en las evaouacines no podrtn superar el
n de familiar y el valor deter- monto moenr de Io que se enumera a contonuacisn:
alculado conform este par- a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evalsacion del a anterior
r determinado del nuevo bien b. El cambia porcentuaA del Indice de Procios al
era tal que la dif erencia entire Consumidor en las ciodades, el Costo Promedio Urbane de
sea igual a $500.000. A par- EE.UU., todos los iems 1967=100, los informes subsiguientes
tuida en bien de familiar sera del ad o calendardo antedor segon el informoAdel Ministeio de
s aqui eotablecidas. Trabajo de los Estads Unidos y el organisio de Estadisfcas
general y conform los pdnci- Laborales.
prevera la aplicacin de ste 121 Ninguna evaluation excedero el valor just.
s de un propietaro. 3) Conforme la ley general, lueg de n cambi de
r ley general, a los fines de la daminio, a propiedad consituida come bien de familiar seot eval-
ones de este inciso, facutar a uada a un ust valor a parfir del 1' de enero del ate siguiente
ltodzar por ordenanza la eval- salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del p1(rrao 8). A partir
mente en razOn de su natu- de entonces la propiedad serd evaloada cantanoe o que aqui se
on de su naturaleza o su uss establece.
de la jurisdiccion done se (4) La propiedad nueva constituida come bien de famil-
intos para la propiedad con- ia sera evaluada a un justo valor a partir del 1' de enero del ao
is par ley general. siguiente a la constitucion en bion de familia salvo que se apliquen
la manera establecida por la las disposiciones del porrafo (8). La mencionado evaouacidn solo
del valor determinado de la se modificara conform sas dssposiciones oaqui esabecidas.
lilia en el marco de cualquier 1(5 Las retormas, agregadas, rlucciones a mejoras a
de tal propiedad que resupiedad que res l edad consituida'en bieo de amfiia seran evatuadas do
on de la propiedad con el conformidad con la ley geneFra, con la condicidn de que con pos-
ra la vivienda a uno a vados terioridad alas reforms, agrogados, reducciones o mejoras la
iptivos del propieta propietaoo a del propiedad sea evaluada conforhee las disposiciones aqui estable-
uno de los padres a abuelos cidas.
i la vivienda tenga 62 anos o (6) En case de que caduque la condicin de bien de
ebert ser supenor al monto famiiia, la propiedad sera evluada conforme Ia ley general.
onfinuacibn: (7) Las disposiciones de esta reforma podran ser con-
determinado resultante de la sideradas en forma separada. En case de que algna de las dis-
propiedad. posiciones de esta reform fuera declarala inconstucional per
lhi i1ii l j 6 1hii iIllll li i III'll IJI jl l rI J 1r. I I
mi il ii" I li li-.i I i L ii i1- l ili II i i II 1 I ill i i ii l il I l ill i
. IIUIII. I IIIII. I i I IIIII m a.

la define la ley general, que ia a partir del 1 de'enerm del aso 2009 a el 1 de enero d los
os y que no esta sujeta a las aios posteriores y que haya side bneficiada de la exencin de
blecidas en los incises corn- impuestos a la propiedad consider en bien de familia conform
modificarA unicamente con- el articulo 6 de Odte Capitulo a partir del 1 de enero de cualquiera
is en este inciso. de los dos anos inmediatos anteores a la constitucin del nuvo
anzadas pr este incise so bien de familiar tendraderecho a una nueva evaouacidn del bien do
de evaluacion establecida por familia a un valor menor al just valor. En case de que se apruebe
odificaciones en las evalua- esta revision sn enero do 2008, la persona que constitya un
par ciento_(5,% (4 0 de la nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1'de enoro de 2008 tender dere-
cho a la evauaion de a la evaluacin de la propiedd constuida come bien de
ceder eol just valor familiar a un valor mentor al usto valor solo en el case de que tal
cambio de dominia o admin- persona haya sido beneficial de la exencidn de irpuestos sobre
par la ley general, 'incluido la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de ener de 2007.
e una institucion legal propi- El valor de la propiedd recientemente consfituda en bien do
I sera evaluada en razon del familiar sera determinado de la siguiente manera:
luacion. A partir de entonces, 1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente consfi-
e las disposiciones estableci- tuida en bien do bamilia es mayor a ioual al just valor de o
propiedad anterior constituida en bien de familia al de enero del
as, reducciones a mejoras a ano en que la propiedad anteror fuera desituida, el valor de la
nadas conform lo estableci- propiedad recientemente constluida en bien de tamilia ser igual
o, luego de la revision por al just valor del nuevo Aien de familiar menos un manto equiva-
cion o mejora, la propiedad lente al menor monto entire $500.000 y la dterencia entire el josto
iciones establecidas en este valor y el valor determinado del bion de tamilia anteror al 1' de
enero del ano en que el blen de amilia anterior fuera desfituido. A
as obligaciones a excepcion parfir de entonces, la propiedad consbtuida en bien de familiar
rito escolar, las evaluaciones sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones qu ui se a stablecen.
s alas restricciones ala oeval- 2. En case de que el just valor del nuevo bien de famil-
omprendidos entire (a) y (cp y ia resuote inferior valor del bien de amilia aterior vigonte
inicamente segon to establ- al 1 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar antedorfuera des-
tituido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al
mzadas por este incise se just valor del nuevo bien de tamilia dividido per el j(sto valor del
de la evaluation establecida bien de familiar anterior y mulfiplicado pr e valor determinado del
nodificaciones de las evalua- bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, n case de que la diferen-
ie-por ciento %Y 404) de cia entire el just valor del nueva blen de familiar y el valor de-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conf onr este parraf
cederd el just valor, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor deteroinado del nuevo bien de
i evaluaciOn de la menciona- familiar sera incrementado de manera tal q e la dierencia entire el
tor a la fecha de evaluacion ust valor y el valor determinado sea igua a $500.000. A pair
onforme to define la ley, real- de entonces, la propiedad constituda en bin de familia sera eval-
uada conforme las disposiciones agui establecidas.
iropiodad sera evaluada con- b. Por aplicacion de la ley general y conform los pdnci-
n este incise. pios alli establecidos, la ogislatira prevera la aplicacibn de dste
iblecer la condition de que la parralo a la propieded que tonga m s de n propietario.
a en raz6n del just valor a la (d) La legislator pedsa, por ley general, a les fines de la
mbio de dominion o adminis- evaluacidn y conforme asdisposicionesde dste incsa, facuar a
do cualquier cambio en la tit- los condados y municipalidades a autorizar pr ordenanza la eval-
taria de la propiedad. A par- uacion de propiedad histrica Onicamente en razn de su natu-
edad sera evaluada conform raleza o su uso. La evaluation en raznn de s naturaleza o uso
sera aplicable unicamente dentro do la judsdiccin deride se
os, reducciones a mejoras a aplique la ordenanza. Los requemients par la propiedad con-
me la ley general. Sin embar- siderada admisible sertn establecidos par ley general.
cualquier relorma, agregado, e) Un condado podir, de la manera establecida per la
sera evaluada conform to ley genera, prefer la redscciOd del valor determinada de la
propiedad consfituida en bien de familiar n el marco de cualquier
cales.-- incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que resute
is condados, districts esco- de la construccion reconstruccion de la propiedad con el
para los distritos especiales propdsito de asignar an espacio para la vivienda a uno vandas
ara recaudar impuestos Ad padres o abuelas biolsgicos adoptivas del propielado model
general para recaudar otros cdnyuge en case de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
pdsitos, con excepcion de los para quien se prove el espacia para la vivienda tenga 62 aos a
nes personales intangibles y mas do edad. Tal reduccsdn no deberd ser superior al monta
nslitucion. menor de los items enumerados a continuacin:
mpuestos Ad Valorem, con (1) El increments del valor detemrinado resultante de la
para el page de garantias e construccidn a reconstruction de a propiedad.
ores a dos aoos autoizados (2) Veinte poe ciento del valor determinado total de oa
dad no esta totalmente exen- propedad mejorada
no podri exceder los months (f) En relacidn con todas las obligaciones a excepcidn
cin con el valor determinado de las obligactiones en razn del distrio escolar, la evaluacin de
onales tangibles: para el con- la propiedad residential, tal come la define la ley general, ue
alidad, diez millones: para las consist en nueve ambientes a menos y qae no est1 su5eta alas
a administration del agua en restricciones de la evaluacin establecidas en lts incises com-
a al oeste de la division entire prendidos desde (a) hasta (c), se modificarA unicamente con-
y tres, 0.05 millones; para la lorme las disposiciones aqui estabecides.
ante del estado, 1.0 millones; (1) Las evaluaciones alcanzados per este incised se
peciales un monto autorizado modilicaran anualmente en la fecha de evaluacin establecida per
electores cuya propiedad no la ley, a condicin de que tales moddicacionesen las evaoua-
impuestos. El condado que clones no superen A diez par ciento (10%i de la evaloacion del
podria dentro de las trminos afio anterior
dentro de los fimites fijados 12 Niguna evaluacion exceder el just valor.
131 Con postedondad a un cambio de dominia oadmin-
o de imouestos Ad Valorem istracin, conform to establecido par la ley general, inclido
os ondos oara educacion.- cualquier cambio en la ttularidad de una insttuci legal propi
oedodo fiscal 2010-2011. la etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad serd evaluada en razdn del
r oue los distritos escolares justo valor vigente a la prcxima fecha de evaluacidn. A partir de
character de un esfuerzo local entonces, la propiedad seri evaouada contorme las disposiciones
ma de Educacion v Finanzas establecidas n este incise.
Lor (4) Las reormas, agregados, reducciones mejoras a
eara el efecto en los inoresos la mencionada propiedad sentn evatuadas conform o estableci-
tuerzo local reouerido seon do per la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision per
In o varias de las oociones cualquier reform, agregado, reduccin o mejora, la propiedad
sera evaluada conform las disposiciones establecidas en este
ones de imouestos sabre las incise.
eer o errvir a los fines olbl- (g) En relecin con todas las obligaciones a excepcidn
le a: alimentos, medicamen- de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, las evauaciones
es beneficas, oroanizaciones de bienes reales que no estp n sujetos alas restnccsones a la eval-
lad v combustible Dara cale- uacidn establecidas en los incises comprendidos entire (a) y (c)y
tanoibles add ola s Dora la en el incisoe f) podrdn moddicarse Onicamente segOn lo estable-
ibricados en esle estado oara cido en este ncise.
v venta de bienes nersonales (1) Las evatuaciones alcanoadas per este incrso se
modificaran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluacidn establecida
n Duno de uno por tiento al per ley a condition de qua tales modificaciones de las evalua-
v al use vioente al 6 do enero ciones no sean supenores al diez per ciento (10%) de la evaou-
acion del adoe anterior
is de otros components del 2 Ninguna evaluacrin exceded e iusto valor
sos del estado como resulta- (3 La legislature prever la evaluacuon de ta menciona-
buible a los bains imouestos da propiedad en razn del judto valor a la fecha de evaluacidn
posterior a una mejora de calidad, conforme to deine la ley gen-
Idos o creados onr el Poder oral reaad en a proped.
A partir de entonces, la mencionada propiedad seid evabuada
rticulo, el monto aoroiado v conforme i as disposicines previstas en esto incise.
de Fondos Generales en el (4) La legislatura podri estatlecer la condicidn de que la
nfennr al monte anronado v mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en razn del justo valor ala
09 Darn lOs londos aolcados fecha de evaluacidn posleor al cambio de domino a dminis
I Proorama de Educaeion v traciOn, segun to decline la ley general, incltodo cualguier caobio
on sea incrementado aoor el en la titulandad dela nslucinn legal propiesana de la propdad.
a tloales monois durante los A partir de entonces, la menclonada propiedad ser evaluada
5-2007 v 2007-2008 cuvo conforme o establecide en este incise.
enominarid "montie aroteaido 15) Las reformas, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a
la propiedad seran evaluadas confrme la ley general. Sin embar-
do en la oresente sera inter- go, luego de ia revision n razn de cualquier reoorma, agregado,
in de: en relacin con los reducciUn o melora, la propiedad serU evaluada conlorme to


autorizado para los lines de educacidn entrara en vioencia del 1
de enero de 2010.
N'6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULO 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(ComisiOn de Reforma Tbutara y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la paeleta:
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD COSTERA UTILIZABLE BASA-
DA EN EL USO ACTUAL
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se prove la evaluacin basada en el usm de la prapiedad utlizada
principalmente para la pesca comenial la propiedad ntitizada
para el lanzamiento de embarcaciones a aguas navegables y de
access al publico; mannas y guarderias tera del agua con acce-
so al public, y astilleros dependientes del agua, instaaciones
para la pesca commercial e instalaciones para la constuccidn y
reparacion de embarcaciones y sus actiwdades de soporte suje-
tas a las condiciones, restricciones y deiniciones razonables
establecidas por la ley general.
Texto complete:


__ I I I


I I I


de enero de 201a.
N07
ENMIENDA CONSTICUCIONAL
CAPITULO I, ARTICULO 3
(Comisin de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
LIBERTAD DE RELIGION.
Resumen de la papeleta: Se propone la reform de la Consttcion
del Estado con el objeto de asegurar que ningn individuo o enf-
dad sea privado del derecho de participar on cualquier program
pnblico en razon de su religion y anular la prohibician de la n-
lizacion de la recaudacirn del tesoro pblico en form direct a
indirect para bdrndar asisteoia a cualquier iglesia, secta
denominacion religiosa para brndar asislencia a cualquier insti-
tucion sectaria.
Texto complete:
CAPITULO I
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS
ARTiCULO 3. Libertad de Relgion. -No habra leI aIguna
con relacidn a la instauracion de una religion a laprohibicie o
penalizacion de su respective practice. La libortad de religion no
lusfiicara prAcica alguna que sea incompatible con la moral
public, la paz y la segudridad. Ninus ndiduoa oenidad se oa-
vado de artcioar en cualouier eroorama eublico en zn d dosu
iao. tNa habrsaaaiaan lota a- ina .
pata alguna quo ca aiga an-a b t aa
tar idrantoa para baindar actiaraci a naaics iptacia ata a
lannminaoian saligi'aa a pa-a bdit actronoitn a inrtiilnot

.No 8
ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULO 9
(Comisidn de Reforma Tnbutaria y Presupuestada)
Titulo de la papeleta:
OPCION LOCAL FONDOS PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DOCENTE
DE EDUCATION TERCIARIA
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone la reform de la Constitucitn del Estado con el obje-
to de solicitor a la Legislatura que autodce a los condados a fisar
una opcion local de impuesto sabre las ventas en cacter dA
suplemento a la linanciacion del establecimiento docent de edu-
cacion teroiaria; con el requisite de cotar con la aprobacitn per
voto para fijar tal impuesto y con la condicibn de que los
impuestos aprobados queden sin efecto al transcunir 5 afos y
puedan ser autorizados nuevamente per voto.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULQ VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 9. Impuestns locales.--
a) Ser obligatodo para condados, disitos esclares y
municipalidades y optativo para distitos especiales, contar con
autorizacion legal para fijar impueslos Ad Valorem y autodzacidn
de ley general para fijar otros impueslos, en rsacin con sus
respectivos propOsitos, a excepcitn de ls impoostos Ad Vaorem
sobre los bienes personals intangibles y los impuestos pm-
hibidos par estconsttcidn.
(b) En relaScin con los impuestos Ad Valorm, con
exclusion de los impuestos fijados para el page de garan as
impuestos fijados.por periodos menores a dos anos autoados
por el vote A electors cuya propiedad no e totIamento exen-
ta del page de impuestos, su valnr no podrd exceder los mones
enumerados a continuacion' en relacin con el vals determinad
para los bienes resales y bienes porsonales tangibles: pas el con
dado, diez millones; para la municipslided, die millions; pas los
escuelas, diez millones; par la administration del agua en la
region noroeste del estado ubicada al oest de la division entire las
montaoas del este nomero dos y Ires, 0.05 milleos; par la
administacion del agua del area restante del estado, 1.0 rillenes;
y para todos los demas distdtos especiales un maont autodsado
per ley aprobada per el vo de los eleores cuya propiedad no
esto totalmente exenta del page de impuestos. E condado que
brinde servicios a la municipalidad podrd, dento de los tprminos
de la ley, fijar impuestos adicionales dea de los tamites Ajados
para fines municipales.
clt Aauellos condados aue eno c non el servicio de
una institcion pbfica de ibre acceso cua minion rsonnsabil-
idad'incluva la Visin deinstrc n a m lifi
puesatosmams cniaturasasciadase contari coo optodlacite
Ital' siaraI 'filr na oocidn lo d estalasV
caracter de suolemento a l mautencita d Isainslticin. El
imnuesto no Dodra fiiarse a mnos oue center con ia anrobacirn
Sd e s ele s de cad cndad dela
instlutions La ntcidn de imnuesto locat noedard sin electo al
transcuir cinco ans v odr autozada nueamente r los
electors seon lo establedo or e

ENMIENDA CONS TIUCIONAL
CAPITPLO IX, ARTICOLOS I Y8
SCAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comision do Reforma Tributeada y Presupuostaa)
Titulo de lapapeleta:
SOLICITED DE65 POR CIENTO DE LOS FONDOS DO EOUCACION
PARA LA INSTRUCTION EN LAS AULAS; OBLIGACION DEL ESTA-
DO PARA LA EDUCATION DE LOS NINOS
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se requsere quo al menos 65 par ciento de os fondus de odu-
cacion que los distrilos escolares reciben sea utiliado paila
instruccidn en aulas, y no para administracin; permit que xis-
tan diferencias en relacion con los gas de administacion en
cada disolito. Estableceque oel requedmiento constucional pa el
estado de bnndar un sistema de educacitn pdbtica gratuita "ni-
forme, eficiente, seguro y de ala calidad? es una obligacidn bsi-
ca no excluyente. Se revierte el precedent legal que probibe alg:-
nar los fondos pblicdos de la educaci6n public pare altemativas
lala educacion publica'brindadas per colegios pnvados sin que
ello implique la adquisici&n de un derecto.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO IX
EOUCACION
ARTICULO 1. Fondos publicos asignados a la edecace.-
(a) La education de los nisos consfituye un valor funda-
mental para el pueblo del Estado de La Florda. Es, par to tanto,
una obligacion crucial del Estado proveer los recursos adecuados
par la educacibn de todos los que fabitan dentro de sus
tonteras. Esta oblioacion debera ser cumlida. come minimo v
no de manera exclusive, mediate la adecuada URa-desas
provision d -ese, ora ffis per ley de on sistema de escuelas
pdblicas gratuitas unitorme, efficient, seguro y de alto calidd gue
posibilite a los estudiantes obtener una educacin de alta calidad
y para el establecimiento, mantenimiento y operacion de insitu-
clones de studios superiores y demos programAs de edacacidn
pUblica que las necesidades del pueblo asi lo dictan. No hay'on
este inciso contenidon alouno 0ua imnlique an derecso aun nan-
oarama d privado financiade con fondos nablicos.
blPa garantizar una educacion de alta caidad a los
"nines que asisten a las escuelas plbticas, la legislature se asegu-
rara de que para comienzos del peodad lectivo 2010 haya snfi-
ciente cantidad de aulas de manera tal ue: (1) El
nemero maximo de alumnos asignados a cada maestro qge dicta
clase en sasanas de una escuela pblica entire los niveles de
jardin de intantes y 3er grade no sea superior a18 alumnos.
(2) El numero maxima de atumnos asignados a cads
maestro que dicta clase en las alas de una escue a pdblica entire
los niveles de 4to grado y 8vo grade no sea superior a 22 alum-
nos, y
(3) El numero maximo de alumnus asignados a cada
maestro que dicta clase en las alas de una escuela pbblica entire
los niveles de 9no giado y 12vo grade no sea superior a 25 alum-
nos.
El requisite relative a la canfidad de alumnos al que se refiere este
inciso no se aplica a classes extracurrculares. El page del cost
asociado con la reduccion de la cantidad de alumnus pars
cumplir con este requermiento es responsabsidad del estada y
no de los distdios escolaies locales. A comenar el pedodo fis-
cal 2003-2004, el Poder Legislafio asignaro sufficient fondos
para reducir el nimero promedio de alumnos en cada aula en at
menos dos alumnos por ano hasta tanto el mkmo nDmero de
alumnos par aul no exceda los requerimients de este incise.
(Wt El Estado de La FlRonda proveer a todo nift de
cuato anos de edad una oportunidd de aprendizaje de alta cal-
dad para el nivel de jardin de infants en forma de un program
de education y desarrollo para la infancia temprana voluntano, de
alta calidad, gratuto y dictado segon pardmetrs profesionales
estdndar. Un program de educacidn y desarrollo par la inaancia
temprana signitica un program organizada disenado para abor-
dar y mejorar la babilidad de cada nifo de desarrollar el progroso
acorde a su edad en un range apropiade de lactores en relacidn
con las habilidades d d desarrolto del lenguaje y habisidades cog-
nistas asi come tambien capacidad emocionat, social, reglamen
taria y moral medante la instruccin de habilidades bAsicas y
demas habilhdades que la Legislatura considered apropiades.
d fS Los programs de educacidn y desarrollo par la
infancia temprana dictados en raosn deo (scialsl pde} se
implementaran a mAs tardar a prdncipios del cicln lecto 2005
con rondos generados adicionalmente a lis rondos existentes
para programs de educacon, salud y desarolto. Los programs
de educacion, salud y desarrollo exisentes son aquellos Ilevados
a cabo con condos del Estado ao 1 de enero de 2002 que
provelan a la education de ninos o adutos, el cnidad de la salud
yel desarrollg.
ARTICULO 8. Se renuiere sesenta v cnco or ciento de
los fondos de educacidn ora la instruccidn en autas.--Al menos
sesenta v cinco nor ciento de los londos de edocacion recibidos
oor los distritos escolares serd assonade a Ia insruccid n alas
en lunar de asionarsre ala administracid. La nstruccin enaulas
v la administracidn sera detlerminada or lev. La leoislatura odri
asimismo Drever diserencias en cuanto alos oastos adminisa-
tivos en cada distdto ora servlcios necesanos com ser el bans-
anrte v servicios atimenticios. Los tandas asinnads ala disnib-
cion del capital no seron cnnsidesados srtedetjjcua] ouse
refiere est articulo.
CAPiTULO XlI
CRONOGAMA
Articulo 28. Se reouiere sesenta v cinco sor ciento do
Ils condos para educacidn sean asnados a a instuccidn en
aulas.--EI reouenmiento de oue sesenta v cinco nor cientn de los
londos de educacion recibidos or los dstrios escolares sea b-
lizado ear la instruccoln en aulas cnnarme to establecid nor el
r-liculo 8 del Capitulo IX. v nor este ariculo, se aliear en Dnmer
medida a los ciclos lectlivos oue comiencen durante eI oenodo fis-
cal del Estado 2009-2010


reventa, imoortadns, nroducidos n fa
serexportadosvnta de roiedad v
intangibl
b, El aumento de hasta un
indice del imnuesto sobre las ventas
20QL
c. Gasto de los reduccione
iresuouesto v aumento en los inures
do del crecimiento econtmico atb
sobre la oropidad.
d. Otros inaresos identiica

establcido en la
enodo fiscal 2010-2011 no se i
establecdo en el a fiscal 2008-20
a la educacion lsblhca conlorme e
Finanzas del Estado de La Florida se
crecimlento hisltinc eromedso oar
noeodos liscales del et ado 2006
monto aorooiado v eslablecido sed
para la educacitn".
131 NinOun conenido inclui
pretadn como reemplazo o anulac


___ ___









Thursday, August 28, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee 13

School briefs

School accountability cfm. Copies are also available at tied to the 300 hour summer VPK Let us Know What You ducts climate surveys to deter- flect your needs.
the District Office and the offices program. mine plans for the upcoming The surveys can be accessed:
report available at each school. This full day summer VPK pro- Think About How We school year. online at http:/schoolnotes.
The 2007-08 No Child Left gram is available at the following Are g We ask that parents and cor- com/33471/sac.html. If you have
Behind School Public Account- VPK Program location: Moore Haven Elemen- D munity members give us feed-
ability Reports are now available If your child did not attend the tary School Glades Early Child- Each year the Moore Haven back via the surveys so that the any questions about the surveys,
online at http://doeweb-prd.doe. VPK program during the 2007- hood Center 863-946-2545. You Junior-Senior High School SAC school's improvement plan for please contact Laura Ahern at
state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index. 2008 school year, he/she is enti- may register at any time. (School Advisory Council) con- the 2008-2009 school year will re- 863-946-0811 ext. 109.

Glades County District Schools lunch menu for the week of August 28


fajitas, rice, corn sliced apples
Friday, Aug. 29: Barbecue
pork sandwich, tator tots, diced


pears Tuesday, Sept. 2: Hot dogs
Monday, Sept. 1: No school- with chili and cheese, tator tots,
Labor Day tossed salad, fruit


Wednesday, Sept. 3: Ham
with mac and chesse, California
blend, mixed fruit, roll


Thursday, Sept. 4:
prok, mashed potatoes,
beans, fruit.


Roast
green'


Disinfecting wells after floodwaters recede


If your well has been flooded,
it needs to be tested and disinfect-
ed after the floodwaters recede.
Questions about testing should
be directed to your local or state
health department.
How do I disinfect my
well?
It is important to disinfect both
the well and plumbing with 4-6
percent chlorine, non-scented
household bleach to ensure that
all infectious agents are killed.
If you have water treatment de-
vices, remove all membranes,
cartridges and filters and replace
them after the chlorination pro-
cess is completed.
The amount of chlorine and
the length of time you allow it to


remain in your system are equally
important. Common unscented
laundry bleach can be used effec-
tively as a chlorine disinfectant.
Follow these steps for the recom-
mended usage amount of chlo-
rine bleach:
If the water is discolored be-
fore chlorination, run the water
until it is clear for up to 10 min-
utes.
Turn off and then drain your
hot water heater--chlorine is not
effective in water above 105 de-
grees.
Remove and replace char-
coal filters after the chlorination
process is completed.
To avoid adding contami-
nation to the well during disin-


fection, first clean the work area
around the top of the well. Re-
move grease and mineral depos-
its from accessible parts of the
well head and flush the outside
surfaces with 1/2 cup of laundry
bleach in 5 gallons of water.
Turn off the pump. Remove
the cap or the well plug on the
rubber seal. There are many types
of well caps and plugs. If you have
questions, you should contact a li-
censed well driller. If you have a
submersible pump, you may also
want to contact a licensed well
driller for advice on disinfection
procedures.
Try to coat the sides of the cas-
ing as you pour in one gallon of
bleach. If you get chlorine on the


pump or wiring, flush it thorough-
ly with fresh water to prevent later
corrosion. Your county health de-
partment may issue additional
guidance for your area.
Re-cap or plug the well
opening and wait 30 minutes.
Turn on and, if needed, rep-
rime the pump. Open all the fau-
cets on the system one by one.
Allow the water to run until there
is a noticeable smell of chlorine.
You may also want to flush the
toilets. If you have outside faucets,
you may want to direct the water
away from sensitive plants. If you
cannot detect a chlorine odor, re-
chlorinate the well.
Turn off all the faucets and al-
low the chlorine to remain in the


system for at least eight hours.
Backwash water softeners,
sand filters and iron removal fil-
ters with chlorinated water.
Again open all the faucets
and run the water until there is
no chlorine smell-for up to 15
minutes.
Is it safe now?
The only way to verify that the
water is safe to drink is to have it
tested. Although chlorine bleach
is effective against microorgan-
isms, it will not remove chemical
contamination that may have got-
ten into your well. Contact your
county health department for
sampling instructions to get your
water tested.
For further information, please


contact your local county health
department or visit www.doh.,
state.fl.us or www.FloridaDisas-,
ter.org. Photos of this procedure
are on the USEPA website at:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/
privatewells/whatdo.html
For further information, con-
tact a local county health depart-
ment or visit www.doh.state.fl.us
or www.FloridaDisaster.org.
The Florida Emergency Infor-
mation Line: 1-800-342-3557.
Public Information Emergency
Support Function: 850-921-0384.


Damages brought by flooding due to heavy rains


Tropical Storm Fay produced
large amounts of rainfall. It is im-
portant to be prepared for issues
related to flooding.
Moving Flood Water
During flooding, the greatest
threat comes from moving water.
The deeper the moving water, the
greater the threat. People should
avoid driving in moving water,
regardless of the size of their ve-
hicle.
Pooling Flood Water
Heavy rain causes flood wa-
ters to rise and pool on streets
and throughout neighborhoods.
In these situations, be aware of
the following:
*Road surfaces become ob-
scured, and drivers can unknow-
ingly steer into a deep body of
water, such as a canal or pond.


*Electricity from streetlights
and power poles may be con-
ducted through standing water,
causing a deadly shock to anyone
coming in contact with it.
*Children playing in contami-
nated standing water can be-
come sick or be bitten by snakes
or floating insects.
*People coming into contact
with floodwater should thorough-
ly rinse any exposed body parts
with soap and clean water.
Contaminated Water Sup-
ply
Drinking contaminated water
may cause illness. You cannot as-
sume that the water in the hurri-
cane-affected area is safe to drink.
Listen to local announcements on
safety of the water supply.
If your public water system


lost pressure, a boil water notice
will likely be issued for your area.
People in these areas should take
precautions to avoid contami-
nated water, especially individu-
als with private wells. If your well
is in a flooded area, your water
may contain disease-causing or-
ganisms and may not be safe to
drink.
The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) recommends one
of the following:
*Boil the water before drink-
ing, holding it at a rolling boil for
one minute.
*Disinfect it by adding 8 drops
(about 1/8 tsp this would form a
puddle about the size of a dime)
of unscented household bleach
per gallon of water and then let it
stand for 30 minutes. If the water


is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat
the procedure.
*Use only bottled water for
mixing baby formula.
After the flooding subsides:
*Disinfect your well using
the procedures available from
your local health department or
provided on the DOH website
at: www.doh.state.fl.us/environ-
ment/water/manualfloodinf.htm.
*Have your water tested by
your local health department or
by a laboratory certified by the
state to do drinking water analy-
ses.
Contaminated Food
Do not eat any food that may
have come into contact with flood
water. Discard any food without
a waterproof container if there
is any chance that it has come


into contact with floodwater. Un-
damaged, commercially canned
foods can be saved if you remove
the labels thoroughly, wash the
cans, and then disinfect them
with a solution consisting of 1/4
cup of bleach per gallon of water
for clean surfaces. Re-label your
cans, including the expiration
date, with a marker. Food con-
tainers with screw-caps, snap lids,
and home canned foods should
be discarded if they have come in
contact with flood water because
they cannot be disinfected.
Contaminated Items
Discard wooden cutting
boards, plastic utensils, baby bot-
tle nipples and pacifiers. There
is no way to safely clean them if
they have come in contact with
contaminated flood waters. Thor-


oughly wash metal pans, ceramic,
dishes, and utensils with soap.
and hot water and sanitize by'
boiling them in clean water or by,
immersing them for 15 minutes in.
a solution of 1/4 cup of household,'
bleach per gallon of water.
Hygiene
Basic hygiene is very impor-i
tant during an emergency period.:
Always wash your hands with:
soap and water that has beeni
boiled or disinfected and cooled -+
before eating, after toilet use,,
after participating in cleanup ac-
tivities, and after handling articles'
contaminated by floodwater or
sewage.


Flooding can cause problems with sewage systems


Following the passage of Tropi-
cal Storm Fay, you may be ex-
periencing difficulties with your
sewage system not functioning
properly. If you have a septic sys-
tem that operates by a dosing
pump, it will not function with-
out electricity. You should refrain
from using water in your home


as much as possible until electric-
ity is restored. Without the pump
working, the tanks will fill and may
cause backups of sewage in your
home.
General precautions:
*Do not let children play in
flood waters as these waters may
be contaminated by sewage.


*If you live in a low-lying or
flood-prone area, the ground in
your area may be saturated from
heavy rainfalls or flooding from
the storm. You should use house-
hold water as little as possible to
prevent backups of sewage into
your home
What should I do if sewage


backs up?
*If a sewage backup has oc-
curred in your home, stay out of
affected areas and keep children
away. If your entire home has been
saturated, abandon the home until
all affected areas, including but not
limited to carpets, rugs, sheetrock,
drywall, and baseboards, have


been thoroughly cleaned and dis-
infected.
*If sewage has overflowed in
open areas or streets, etc., avoid
these areas and keep children out
of these areas.
*If you are having problems
in areas served by sewer systems,
please contact your utility com-


pany to insure they are aware of"
problems in your area.
For further information, contact.
a local county health department.
or visit www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org.
The Florida Emergency Infor-
mation Line: 1-800-342-3557.


If you're a man older than 40, or older than 35 and African-American or
with a family history of prostate cancer, learn about the importance of
early detection from a panel of medical professionals.

Prostate cancer screening exams will be available by appointment
for men not previously screened. Lunch will be served.

Please call 561-798-9880 to reserve your place.

SWellington Regional
Medical Center
www.wellingtonregional.com

Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Wellington Regional Medical Centern
The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.


Primary grades

Thursday, Aug. 28: Chicken


Feel good


checking

Seacoast Premium Checking with interest.



so %PY*






With the Seacoast Premium Checking package, your
personal savings account, Visa check card, standard
checks, online banking and bill pay are all FREE! Plus,
you get preferred CD rates, up to .25% off personal
loan rates,** and 50% off your safe deposit box rental."*
Yeah, you can smile about that.
601 Highway 27, Moore Haven, 946-2900
300 S. Berner Rd., Clewiston, 983-9113

Feelgood about your bank

SSeacoast
NATIONAL BANK

www.seacoastnational.com


SAnnual Percentage Yield guaranteed for 180 days from date of account opening. Requires new money of $1,500 in
Seacoast Premium checking account. After 180 days, interest may be recalculated by applying the variable interest rate
established or each tier to the daily collected balance. Fees may reduce account earnings. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
" Certain restrictions may apply.


NASDAQ:SBCF


~J ~c








Sevnitecm uiissot fLk kehbeThrdy uut2,20


In God We Trust makes good cents


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A penny found face up is sup-
posed to be good luck. A penny
face down is not so much. I just
bind whatever curse or supersti-
tion that might be on a penny and
pocket it. I'm surprised some-
times at the number of people
who don't figure it's worth their
while to bother with pennies.
Henry Thoreau once stated that
the price of anything is the amount
of life you exchange for it. I have
to confess that I've never really
given second thoughts to spend-
ing the amount of life needed to
bend down to pick up a penny. To
quote another famous person by
the name of Benjamin Franklin, "A
penny saved is a penny earned."
SRecently, though, I've been


Better is a
By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Few books of the Bible are
read as frequently as Solomon's
Proverbs. It matters not how fa-
miliar we are with its treasures,
there is always a freshness in
these maxims, always new truth
to uncover. There is likely more
benefit in the study of these short,
succinct Proverbs than can be ob-
tained from the most voluminous
work of modern wisdom.
S One of Solomon's greatest
truths is that little line found in
Chapter 15, verse 17: "Better is
a dinner of herbs where LOVE
is, than a stalled ox and hatred
therewith." In shirt sleeve Eng-
lish, that simply means, It's better
to eat cornbread and beans with
people you love than corn-fed


given a new perspective on these
coins I pick up. A friend shared
the story about a very wealthy
man taking some friends out to
dinner at a very exclusive restau-
rant who stopped suddenly, and
looked down on the pavement
for what seemed to be an unusu-
ally long time.
Some of the man's friends fol-
lowed his gaze downward but
saw nothing on the ground but a
few pieces of trash, several ciga-
rette buts, and a small darkened
object that looked like a penny
someone had dropped. The man
reached down and picked up the
penny. Lifting it up to his eyes,
he smiled, and then put it in his
pocket as if he had found a great
treasure.
Throughout dinner, the en-


i dinner of
beef where folks can't get along.
Friend, that is an unmitigated fact!
I Corinthians 13:13 tells us LOVE
is absolutely the most important
thing. Now personally, I love
cornbread and beans, but even
if I didn't I could still see the wis-
dom in the words of Solomon. It
is better to be rich in LOVE and in
spiritual things, even though poor
materially.
First, Solomon says some-
thing is better "where LOVE is."
In this application, we can make
good use of Jesus' words in John
14:21. He said, "He that hath my
commandments and keepeth
them, he it is that LOVETH me:
and he that LOVETH me shall be
LOVED by my Father, and I will
LOVE him, and will manifest to
him." So what do we learn?...
That it is better to be poor with
God loving you for your godly life


tire scene nagged at one of his
friends, until she could hold back
her curiosity no longer. She casu-
ally mentioned that her daughter
once had a coin collection, and
asked if the penny he had found
had been of some value.
A smile crept across the man's
face as he reached into his pocket
for the penny and held it out for
her to see. It looked like an ordi-
nary penny. "Look at it," He said,
"Read what it says."
His friend read aloud the
words "United States of Ameri-
ca." "Read further." "One cent?"
"No, keep reading." "In God we
Trust?" "Yes!"
"And?" "Whenever I find a
coin I see that inscription. It is
written on every single United
States coin, but we never seem


to notice it! God drops a message
right in front of me reminding me
to trust Him. Who am I to pass
it by? When I see a coin, I pray,
I stop to see if my trust is in God
at that moment. I pick the coin
up as a response to God that I do
trust in Him. For a short time, at
least, I cherish it as if it were gold.
I think it is God's way of starting a
conversation with me. Lucky for
me, God is patient and pennies
are plentiful!"
Shopping today, I found a pen-
ny in the parking lot. I stopped
and picked it up, and the words,
"In God We Trust" jumped out
at me. I realized that I had been
worrying and frustrated about
things most of which were out
of my control. I smiled. Yes, God,
I get the message.


newszapIcom

FreeSpc eehFRoAds


Jerry Miller,
OWNER

An Types of Underground Utilities
and Excavation
SRock Hauling Land Clearing
Septic Tanks & Repairs
Driveways Demolition
(863) 801-5440 CELL
(863) 763-4218 FAX


herbs where Love is Licensed and Insured #CUC 1223941
herbs where Love is P""'
than to have a lot of money with tion around has served our nation
God angry with you. (And if you well. Almost all of them were reli-
think God never gets angry with gious people. Although Christians
anyone, you need to remember make their share of mistakes, the
Psalm 7:11 "God is angry with the make their share of mistakes, the
wicked every day.") lifestyle of the sincere follower of FLO RIDA STATEW ID E
Sometimes people think Chris- Jesus is indescribably superior to 1 000+ Hom es MUST BE SOLD!
tianity is a "dinner of herbs": a the loose and licentious choices
drag... blah...blah..has nothing of those who reject Christianity. F E 1.800.616.6716
going for it. CATALOG
Well it all depends on how Yes, Christianity has contributed


you look at life. If high moral stan-
dards, a spirit of LOVE and con-
cern, and a grateful heart turned
heavenward -- if that is "blah"
then so be it! I'll take the dinner
with herbs!
Christianity has done great
things for this old world, primarily
because it has it foundation root-
ed in the very Mind of God, as it is
revealed in His Word. No wonder
the morality our founding Fathers
built so much of their civil legisla-


to our good.
It may be that worldly living
presently has the appeal of the
well fed beef in the stall... sirloin
ready for he grill, and further, the
world may look upon Christian
living as a dinner of herbs,, but
the by and by will tell it all. Things
may look a little differently stand-
ing face to face with Jesus Christ
in the judgment.


When predictions are all wrong: then what?


By The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph.D. +
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
When I heard of the impend-
igg "tropical storm" my ears
perked up. There were various
predictions that were about di-
rection, speed, winds, duration,
strengthening and weakening;
ao of which suggested that this
q y Q bte a relatively.minor oc-.
c.enee. I was- not -alone. The
c+ l~lions proved to be wrong
]'do not fault those who made
tiem; they work with the best
tools available to them.
I thought about times when
we have been wrong about other
things, too, and two messages
came out of "Fay" for me. First,
prepare, and preferably over-pre-
pare' and, second, make allow-
nces that we are not in as much
control as we'd like to think. We
16ve precision, love things to be
eSact, love things in neat packag-
es, love predictability, love clear-
cit answers. We are uncomfort-
a4le when life is not that way.
SI've been working for many
years now with people wanting
God to do this or do that, and
sometimes it works out for them
ut sometimes it doesn't. Storms
are a good example of when
things don't go as we always
Would like. When I served on a
lispital staff, patients would be
admittedd and the families would
4k "How long will they be here?"
T'he answer was always "It de-
ipnds." Nobody could predict
how someone would respond to


treatment.
There was no neat, pat answer.
One father got upset when his
son was sent to a treatment cen-
ter "for a month." Pretty soon, it
was going to be "six weeks" and
then "It will take a while longer."
"But you told me.." He protested
and the staff would counter "he's
not responding to treatment."
Hurricanes also don't always re-
spond to our predictions either.
A' man who defended himself
against a bear attack said that he
did all that he had learned to do
to protect himself. He was injured
and added "Nobody told the bear
how he was supposed to react to
my efforts to defend myself!"
Storms are powerful lessons
that we're just not in control as
much as we'd like to think we
are. We can't predict them, can't
predict how God is going to act or
react, can't be in charge as much
as we'd want.
We pray about hurricanes;
then there's that passage about
"God sends rain on the just and
the unjust (Matthew 5:45)." What
then? Is nothing to be done? The
passage begins by telling us to
"Love your enemies and pray for
those who persecute you..." and
what's that got to do with storms?
It seems things happen equally to
those who we regard as good and
those we regard as evil; and that
seems to be the way it is. But the
faithful are called to be different.
There is something that can
be done; and that is our call. Love
your enemies pray for those who
persecute you; there is where you


can make a difference. There are
things we cannot control, cannot
maneuver God into doing be-
cause we want it, cannot change.
Should we do nothing? Not at all;
do what you can where God en-
trusts us to make a difference and
leave the rest up to Him. What
else can be controlled in an un-
predictable situation?
It's in preparation. How then
are we faithful or how does this
have anything to do with hurri-'"
canes and storms? Being faithful
is "like a man building a house,
who dug deep and laid the foun-
dation upon rock; when the flood
arose, the stream broke against
that house and could not shake
it because it had been well built
(Luke 6:48)." God requires us to
use what we have at hand and
do the best we can with what has
been given to us.
Then when things are out of
control or unpredictable, being
faithful is our response and tak-
ing satisfaction in knowing we
did our part and the rest is God's
part. Knowing that God is some-
how in our lives is what faith is
about anyway. In spite of the ex-
posed windows, in spite of items
laying on lawns and being blown
around, in spite of all that could
have gone wrong and didn't; we
can thank God for our blessings.
And what if things didn't work out
as well?
That's the time to assess what
should have been done andwasn't
done and resolve to "build our
foundations upon a rock" for the
storms to come. Are good times


,-"W eny u ee ,srvc. C. I S esso el'


PRO


Advertising Pays Call Us!l5863-983-9148


A/C & Heating Services LLC
741 S. Bridge St LaBelle, FL 33935
www.phillipsac.com
863-675-2878
Se Habla Espanol (863) 302-4127
Sales Service Refrigeration
Installation Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
Lic CAC1815266
Comfortmaker"


Problems With


I' sini "m inmk
A ^ *ll)illicuh, a* wlr k
( ...* .. I A sge ' l
l-er kraionships k
Please call Therapy Counseling for an
appointment at 863-677-4358
Alicia Permn, Ph. D., LMHC, NCC, CIh.t.
330 W. Sugarland Hwy., Suites 9 & 10
Acc''pl mosi insu'iii'ra es
Sc h)liab l"spiafiol


m


li so :o 1 us Ji
863-983-9148
lo Iftifl KOw cio ,c'j


* La 5 A 1 *


7'ce Ca ti of the cMaee /Area
Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Fiee Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
License #1809


I Call Us
Clewiston News


Glades County
Democrat
The Sun

,4 DEMdQCAT i
~Jj, cii'ton Nec's

:'-" -... .


*10


jI


to be taken as a sign of God's
gratitude for our faithfulness? Not
at all! Blessings are signs for us to
be thankful, and most of all to ap-
preciate what God has done for
us, but also to resolve to continue
to do our part in thanksgiving for
the blessings received.
Speaking spiritually, the Lord
admonishes to "bear fruit that
befits repentance and do not say
to yourselves 'We have Abraham
as our father' for I.tell you God is
able from these stones children
to Abraham (Luke 3:8)."The Lord
chided those people who rested
on their assurance of His bless-
ings without getting busy and do-
ing what they could.
The blessings come from do-
ing our part and trusting to God
to do His part and as He sees
fit. There is no promise of neat
packages, pat answers, we're-in-
control; I have yet to find a faithful
people who have had a comfort-
able, trouble-free life but they've
all made it through. Prepare, do
your part. trust God to do His part-
and we'll make it through too.


SEPTEMBER 20 H 27T1 g .RED


Woman High Jumps 3'11" at
Local High School Track
BEXAR COUNTY- After using Thera-Gesic' on
her aching thighs, 49 year old Mary Ann \W a' s
she caught olympic fever and easily soared over the
bar. When asked who witnessed the feat, she
painlessly replied, "None of your dang
business!"
tGo painlessly with Thera-Gesic
FI


ADOPTION
Eii N ~~lri3 L~l~ l


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


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 21-Hour
Emergency Department.









lThis physician-staffcd
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 ofeitergencv medicine


al


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

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.


itd are supported by our


Take a closer look at Glades General Hospital...
GLADES
you'll be impressed by what you see. G E N E R AL
HOSPITAL

Sl -)-(, 571 12(11 South Main Street Belle (;lde. Florida 33430


11


1 I


I


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


CONEIGBE EVC


I


1 r -' I :'
.r rl:
;Ic. ~ic. '-:~.~.'.e .- I`- '---~')-''


F








Thursday.~~ Auut2.20 evn h omuiissuho aeOeco


Adv- Ltscment
Local phone company offers relief

during this struggling economy


Congress and the Federal
Communications Commission
(ICC) has established a national
program to help lower the cost of
telephone service to more than 7
million households.
Anyone who participates in at
least one of the following Public
Assistance Programs can keep
their same phone number or con-
hect a new one and receive home
telephone service for less than $19
per month. If you receive either:
Medicaid;


Food Stamps;
Federal Public Housing
Assistance or Section 8;
National Free School Lunch
Program;
Supplemental Security
Income (SSI);
Temporary Assistance to
Needy Families/AFOC (TANF);
Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or
State Means Test, you should call
1 (888) 777-6561 for more infor-
mation about this program.


auDmitea pnoto

Free bread
New Hope Baptist Church in Moore Haven sponsors a 'free bread' program at the church.
Church members stopped in their mission just long enough on Aug. 9, to be recognized for
their dedication to community service in their efforts to bring fresh bread to local tables.
Church members working on the project are: Diane Winiecke, Myrna Hagan, Rita Her-
rington, Darrel Branham, Pastor, Anna West and Lois Adams.


Religion briefs


"Come Grow With Us"
New Hope Bdptist Church is
giving out free bread at Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and morning
worship 11 a.m., Sunday evening
at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening at 7
p.m., Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. New Hope Baptist Church
hie: ln^nfnti n I ()r%7 9 \/n,. Tn Pnnr


Quartet. Brother Jimmy Snell will
be the guest speaker. Dinner on
the Grounds will follow service.
Please bring a covered dish. Palm-
dale Baptist Church is located at
510 Seminole Ave. NW Palmdale,
863-675-1331.

New service added


ina iocateu uon IuJI E. ii a uau, oa
Moore Haven. Please call 8b3-946- at Good Shepherd
1852 for more information. The Church of the, Good Shep-
herd located at 1098 Colling-
Palmdale Baptist swood Parkway is starting a new
Ch h Holy Eucharist Service. It will be
Church Saturday evening, August 23, at
Palmdale Baptist Church will 5:30 p.m. Please join us for this
be celebrating their Homecom- new worship service. Everyone
ing Sunday, September 7. The is welcome to attend. For further
service will begin at 10:30 a.m. information please call 863-675-
with special music.by Gulf State 0385.


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


833 Hwy 441 SE of Okeechobee Near Taylor's Creek

New Affordable 1, 2 and 3 BR Apartments

$380 $523 a Month or LESS!
Income and Occupational Restrictions Apply


Call Now!
,863-467-02751

I Now Leasing to Current, Retired or Disabled
Dairy, Cattle, Citrus, Nursery, Row Crop, Sprayers & All Ag Employees


ttREAL





1UYRtS



GUIDE


VLS



RcJt-y C'rp OM-Sc.
HOMES:


S$101,900.00 2BD/2BA Mobile
home in a 55+ community. Close to
fishing and Lake Okeechobee
-I


S$158,900.00 4BD/2BA Mobile
home. IMMACULATE. Close to river
and boat ramp.
IO .., ,


* $217,000.00 3BD/2BA Home in
growing area of Port LaBelle.


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


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


2/1 AVENUE H Moore Haven $550/M
2/1 AVE. Moore Haven w/d $625/M
'\1/ OXBOW DR.- Condo $625/M
1/1/1 CAR MARINR CT (Avail.Sept. 1) $600/M
3/2 ON 3RD AVE. Duplex (Avail. Sept. 1) $750/M
S DERBY LN- Mobile $750/M
.31/L1 RYE C- Port LaBelle $750/M
3/1/1 CAR S. EDGEWATER (grass mowed)
$800/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE- Mobile $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN Muse $800/M
3/2/1 CAR ON SENA LANE-Lanai $850/M
2/2 CONDO Furnished Lehigh $1,000/M
2.5/3 ON RIVER For Sale Also $2,000/M


238N.BrigeSt.-LSe L 33
861 -6 5-886
LiaAnrw Le Ra stt Boe
Asocats:Snda leade, oxna isers


* $240,000.00 3BD/2BA Mobile.00 Office building in
Home on 5 +/- acres. $349,900.00 Office building in
ci oTa


* $350,000.00 .- Commercial
Building in City of LaBelle

Call for more info on:
Acreage- $119,900- $695,000
Homesites- $9,999 $12,000
Commercial- $344,900
$2,750,000.


RIVERFRONT RENTALS
3BD/2BA Riverfront home with 2
car garage & screened lanai.
. 3BD/2BA Riverfront home vith
dock, boat lift & detached workshop
. 2BD/2BA, furnished river front
home in LaBelle.
RENTALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
2BD/IBa mobile home.
3BD/2BA, 2-story on 4 acres, fur-
nished old farmhouse.
- 4BD/3Ba 2 story on I acre
Commercial 900+/- sq ft office
space in the city of LaBelle
$1000/Month
Part LaBelle Homes:
Starting at $750


I I oiuU~rr i


SALEj


Submitted photo

Yard Sale
Getting things set up for the big sale. Big Thank You to
Everyone who came out to our yard sale on August 9.


Submitted photo/Brenda Walker

Community support
New Hope Baptist Church would like to say "Thank you"
to everyone who came out and supported our church yard
sale. Come visit and grow with our church.


I wwwrnewszaprcom/classifieds-fl I


I OL .S00'OW


7035 Beaver Cir $120


9004 E. Broad Cir. $12


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 28, 2008


1 3069 NE eecinvoodCir- $130


city o Latrele






Servingt d f O

Frv O-ine Ca) AY PAWPfi, rr{@I' !#iI R#) 13


New Chrysler Incentives Allow Us To Offer
h A F II \-


BRAND NEJW 2008 DODGE
RAM 1500 REQ. CAB OR RAM VI1500 XUAD CAB SXT

ii r'l1 I ;;l41 m i


ALP i 11 -1* A kItI A rl'-L ALI 1" 1 All. ,1PA~i 3,IN,,rIb rItLUC-'NI Al H It L T- k f 'I-- t . k AG & i&YLE FEES, EE DEALER INSTALLED OPTION S REBATES VARY OGNSE.' T',
OTHER OFFERS' 'PERCENTAGE OFF DEALER LIST PRICE, ON SELECT IN STOCK MODELS MUST HE APPROVED THRU CFC. PERCENTAGES MAY VARY BASED ON MODEL AND EQUIPMENT PLUS TAX, TAG, 'L Lt I 1 7 I I' 0 11'p'' Elm


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


**







Thurday Auast 8. 008 ervng he cmmuitis soth f Lke Oeecobe


Ir4


./. r ,V


. Iv1


FREE WnIT
EVERY
VEHICLE!


^. sr 1,^^. -'J, ,

SIJ JJI" U, iu j, j

^ jI HjJJ/ tw, J'
JU L ii j i' 1t U ,,


ICiAF' Axl


I
MIII


nm1a1 II ULiI lkill


1 il I


i' II


'01 MAZDA
PROTEGE
4DR SEDAN 5 SPEED
COLD AIR
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
s3 990


'06 FORD F150
SUPER CAB
WHITE, AUTO
COLD A/C
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
*9.990


'03 CHRYSLER
TOWN & COUNTRY
MAROON.
EXTRA CLEAN!
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
56.990


'06 CHRYSLER
SEBRING
4DR. AUTO,
LOADED, SILVER
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
s11.990


'04 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB
SLT. BLACK
SPORT PKG
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
$7,990


'04 DODGE
DAKOTA QUAD CAB
4X4 SiT.
AUTO. WHITE
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
12,990


'02 MITSUBISHI
ECLIPSE SPIDER
AUTO
LOADED'
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
$8.990
rl--


'05 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE
LIMITED
NAVIGATION BLUE
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
s12.990
I" .: ^.


'04 MITSUBISHI
OUTLANDER
GREE AUTO
LOADED!.
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
18,990


'03 FORD
MUSTANG GT
CONVERTIBLE, BLUE, AUTO
LEATHER LOADED!
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
s12,990


'05 DODGE
CARAVAN
6CYL. AUTO
A/C 16K MILES
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
.9.990


'06 CHRYSLER
300
DARK BLUE.
LOADED
GRAND OPENING PRICE:
113.990


V4;' '* S I


m


w


p


e


III


S 11


'4


MuWi PRESENT 7THI D AlTMf1 4 PURCHASE T|i RPr(VE AEVii i 6Erifrih' AILL L.liftt !j 'ijALI I'ED Riui.A iSi1 APPRO EC I!REl4it DEALER fj'il HF P .l' '1Li F'' I MACH r..i F A 'LS c' ili' iN FtiiES PLI it CCE 'liLti tt F AL iEMICLi. 'uIJE" 1'' PAiijR SALE AT FOR ILTu3AIRA)ON FuIRPOSE ONLY SOME VEHICLi
Pir.IuREiS4 \ MANirE RE i'RE S iA ViLE IA REI: i i .'iR FAER TR CiMi E REPRESENTFAL CF TAIL B'q ,8ASrI I" 4I EF IUMATITO 1F T f NAR Ii:' ;i AVRATJrr Oi iliCT rE niwlF '.l.Thil EE :iF l ALF '"u .MU ETI DE A'l "L'E S VAlDDATE Fi PiBICATliOi OliL. UNLESS OTHERwiSE SAID


'Iii


w I.," '
* ,,*,*" ..


JF2
1U


I 1
4j
I 'I


L
< t


11 I


n-ri


- T r -,


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 28, 2008


I


,'v


-J P-j I I I
1"1 1111,1;4


I Ll Li
Fit









Serving t


Storm
Continued From Page 1

standing water up to the front
steps and in driveways which
made it difficult to leave their
homes. Palmdale Fire Chief, Jeff
Harrod, reported that sand bags
had to be used in some areas;
and stranded residents needed a
little extra help.


Terriers
.Continued From Page 1

Ward (Soph. linebacker), Warner
Ward (Fr. defensive end), David
Jones (Soph. linebacker)
The Moore Haven Terriers are
returning 16 players from last sea-
son, eight each on offense and
defense.
Thq program seems excited


"We are ready to distribute wa-
ter and food to residents, now,"
he said about 2 p.m., Friday.
According to the National Oce-
anic and Atmospheric Associa-
tion (NOAA), a flood warning for
Fisheating Creek by Palmdale was
expected to continue well into the
weekend. Heavy rain upstream
had caused the creek to reach
past its flood stage of 7.0 feet. By
Friday noon it was 7.6 feet and
was expected crest during the


about the upcoming season as
they now have a total of 26 play-
ers on their varsity team, an in--
crease from just 17 last year.
Moore Haven's less-than-stel-
lar season in 2007 could be attrib-
uted to the fact that most players
had to play on offense, defense
and special teams in just about
every game.
Not having enough personnel
caught up with the Terriers, who
gave up 35 points per game (ppg)


evening at 7.8, then could slowly
ease back down starting Saturday
night. However, more heavy rain-
fall could cause it to rise instead.
C.R. 731 near Venus, and C.R. 74
north of Muse were also closed
except to local traffic.
Another inconvenience to
drivers was the closing of S.R. 78
West from S.R. 29 to U.S. 27. This
is the only route for the Ortona
community. Local residents were
allowed along this road with a


on defense and scored only 20
ppg on offense.
Throughout the offseason, a
host of strides were made, high-
lighted by a 43-25. spring game
victory against Out-of-Door Acad-
Semy (Sarasota) 'on May 24.
"The overall program has
improved with a few wins from
last year, followed by our spring
game," Bond said.
"Once the kids saw that, it gave
them confidence that they could


caution from local officials.
"We asked that they go very
slow," said Tosha Reiss, Glades
County emergency management.
All residents of Glades County
were under a boil water notice.
The health department warned
residents that wells could be con-
taminated by intruding flood wa-
ters. This notice was in effect until
flood waters had receded.
A mandatory curfew was set
by Stuart Whiddon, Glades Coun-


do well this year as a team."
Britt, considered as an accu-
rate passer who doesn't commit
many turnovers, replaces recent
graduate Antwonne 'McCloud,
who was selected to play in last
year's Outback Bowl.
The quarterback will have
some formidable weapons
around him, as Blackmon, pro-
jected as the team's top receiver,
could have a breakout season.
Hall, the team's starting run-


ty Sheriff, after the storm flooded
roads and made travel hazardous.
It was issued for Wednesday and
Thursday evening from 8 p.m. to 6
a.m. County schools were closed
the day of the storm and on the
following day, August 20.
The Manatee County emergen-
cy response team arrived August
20 to assist Glades County with
mobile communication, satellite
and internet access.
Jim Farrell, meteorologist


ning back, is listed at 5-8, 165 lbs.
But according to Bond, his
small, stature should not' be un-
derestimated as opponents could
have a hard time tackling the
power runner.
Patterson, who ran a stop-
watch-recorded tire of 4.3 sec-
onds in the 40-yard dash last
month, could have a breakout
season as well.
With the chemistry of the
program seemingly improved, as


WINK, reported Glades County
weather facts by email. Accord-
ing to his statistics, Moore Haven
had 14 inches of rain and Palm-
dale had 10 inches; and the entire
county went through winds of 40
to 70 m.p.h. As of Monday, Au-
gust 25, NOAA had announced a
flood warning to stay in effect un-
til Tuesday night for the Fisheating
Creek area near Palmdale.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com


evidenced by the admirable atten-
dance in the summer workouts,
Moore Haven could be a surpris-
ing team to watch this season.
"It would be an awesome
boost for our program to make
the playoffs this year," Bond said.
"But I don't want to look past any
of our opponents, I just want our
team to take the season one game
at a time."
Staff Writer Nail Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


Garbage
Continued From Page 1

and county manager will look
into having better access to a re-
mote section of Glades County off
of Rucks Dairy Road. It is difficult
to get fire and rescue equipment
into the area since they have to
use neighboring county roads to
get there.
The county approved an ex-


pension of fire hydrants in Buck- Br
head Ridge. Ten fire hydrants, an
Na
additional. 3,500 feet of line, andMo
Mond
installation will cost approximate- cussic
ly $60,000. Ridge
"This really helps on insurance Road,
premiums in Buckhead Ridge," inform
said Robert Giesler, commission- 4780.
er.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be Den
reached at nenabolan@yahoo.com Th


iefs cont.


Ircotics Anonymous meets
ays at 7 p.m. for open dis-
on meeting at Buck Head
Christian Church, 3 Linda
Buckhead Ridge. For more
nation, please call 863-634-


locrats to meet


the corner. All Glades County reg-
istered Democrats are encouraged
to attend. The 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


e 2008 election is just around encourage


pre-registration
Glades. County Emergency
Management would 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 commu-
nity. Post your news events, pho-
tos and opinions online at www.
newszap.com. To contact us, e-
mail to gcdnews@newszap.com
or call toll free 866-399-5253.
For more information, see the
At Your Service Box on page 4.


Glades County Arrests


Luis Ramos, 33, of Okeecho-
bee, was arrested -on Aug. 16,
charged with possession of co-
caine, possession of marijuana
under 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia. He was later
released on a $7,500 surety bond.
Javan Mosely, 19, of Ocala,
was arrested on Aug. 17, charged


with possession of cocaine and
possession of amphetamines. He
was later released on a $8,500
surety bond.
Corey Hardy, 27, of Ocala,
was arrested on Aug. 17, charged
with possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription.
He was later released on a $3,500


surety bond.
Jennifer Shaw, 23, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
Aug. 18, on an active warrant for
violation of probation. She was
held without bond.
Antonio Rios, 34, of LaBelle,
was arrested on Aug. 18, on an
'active warrant for failure to ap-


pear. He was held in custody with
bond set at $2,500.
*William Humphrey, 53, of
Bradenton, was arrested on Aug.
19, on an active warrant for failure
to appear. He was held in custody
with bond set at $2,500-
Everett Bailey, 21 of Tava-
res, was arrested on Aug. 20, on


an active warrant for violation of
probation. He was held in cus-
tody with bond seat $2,500.
Willie Gadson, 50, of Ft.
Lauderdale, was arrested on Aug.
21, on an active Broward County
warrant. He was later turned over
to Broward County.
Johnny Wheeler, 37, of Hol-


lywood, was arrested on Aug. 22,
on an active warrant for failure to
appear. He was held in custody
without bond.
Jamie Gibson, 47, of Hendry
County, was arrested on Aug. 23,
on an active Hendry County war-
rant. He was later turned over to
Hendry County.


Department of Health cautions Floridians


About mold in water-
damaged buildings

As Floridians clean and repair
their storm damaged homes anc
buildings, the Florida Departmenl
of Health (DOH) urges the public
to take precautionary measures tc
avoid indoor air quality problems


Moisture that enters buildings
from leaks or flooding accelerates
mold growth. Molds can cause
Disease, trigger allergic reactions
r and continue to damage materi-
1 als long after the storm. Failure
to control moisture and mold
tcan present short and long- term
Health risks.
To protect against health risks
. associated with mold:


Remove standing water from
your home or office.
*Remove wet materials.
*If mold growth has already
occurred, carefully remove or
clean the moldy material.
*Consider using personal pro-'
tective equipment when cleaning
or removing mold gloves, gog-
gles and an. N-95 particle respira-
tor (found at most local hardware


stores). Check with a health care
provider before wearing a respi-
rator. Do not use a respirator if
you have heart disease or chronic
lung disease such as asthma or
emphysema.
SIndividuals with known mold
allergies or asthma should not
clean or removee Mboldymaterials.
Remember to not mix clean-
ers and disinfectants, as hazard-


ous gases may produce hazard-
ous chemical reactions. Read and
follow label instructions carefully.
Open windows and doors to pro-
vide plenty'of fresh air.
For more information about in-
door air quality and mold growth,
contact your local county health
department, the Florida Depart-
ment of Health's Indoor Air Tox-
ics Hotline at 1-800-543-8279 or


Visit the Department of Health
Web site at www.doh.state.fl.us
and select "mold" from the sub-
ject list.
Florida Emergency Informa-
tion Line: 1-800-342-3557
Public Information Emergency
Support Function: 850-921-0384.


Federal aid programs available for disaster recovery


Following is-a summary of key
federal disaster aid programs that
can be made available as needed
and warranted under President
Bush's emergency disaster decla-
ration issued for Florida.
"Emergency" is any occasion
or instance in whicly the presi-.
dent determines that federal as-
sistance is needed to supplement
state and local efforts to save lives


and protect property and public
health and safety or to avert the
threat of a.catastrophe in any part
of the United States.
Assistance for the State and
Affected Local Governments Can
Include as Required:
*Payment of not less than
75 percent of the eligible costs
for removing debris from public
areas and for emergency mea-


sures taken to save lives and pro-
tect property and public health.
(Source: FEMA funded, state ad-
ministered.)
*Initial FEMA-administered
aid is limited to $5. million. If limit
is exceeded, the President reports
on the nature and extent of con-
tinuing emergency assistance
requirements to Congress before
approving further federal aid.


Direct
Assistance:


Federal


FEMA will provide direct fed-
eral assistance through a mission
assignment to another federal
agency upon request of the state
- when the state and local govern-
ment certify they lack the capabil-
ity to perform 'or contract for the
requested work. The state shall


agree in advance to reimburse
FEMA for the appropriate non-
federal share of the work includ-
ing the overhead of the federal
agency assigned the task.

How to apply for
*assistance:
*Application procedures for
local governments will be ex-


plained at a series of federal/state
applicant briefings with locations
to be announced in the affected
area by recovery officials.
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.


FWC requires boat owners to secure their vessels during storms


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
urges boat owners to properly
secure their boats in advance of
sustained strong winds tropical
storms and hurricances.
Vessels that break free can
cause problems to waterways
with pollution from spilled fuel
and oil, and boats can drift into
bridges, docks, seawalls and
piers, causing interference to nav-
igation and damaging the boats
themselves.


"Now is the time to secure
your vessel to make sure it'doesn't
break free and cause damage to
property or result in people getting
injured," FWC's law enforcement
director, Col. Julie Jones, said.
"Boat owners are responsible for
their boats, so there is no walking
away and forgetting about it."
According to Florida law, ma-
rinas can't force boat owners to
remove their vessels following
a hurricane watch or warning.
Florida also has laws related to


abandoned vessels. The state is
often, overwhelmed with lost,
abandoned and damaged ves-
sels following significant weather
events.
Residents are encouraged to
call their local law enforcement
agencies or the FWC to report
vessels that have broken free.
The FWC will assist local and
federal partners to assess water-
ways to ensure they are clear of
dangerous obstacles and that
waterway markers are intact and


boat ramps are clear. The agency
will work with United States Coast
Guard to advise mariners about
problem areas for navigation and'
will establish emergency closures
of specific waterways if needed.
If boat owners trailer their
boats, the FWC recommends
they secure their vessels in a safe
location, let some air out of the
trailer tires, blotk the wheels,'
and, if possible, anchor the boat
down and/or add weight to help
keep the boat in place.


The FWC's Division of Law En-
forcement and other law enforce-
ment agencies are often tasked
with helping people who inten-
tionally put themselves at risk,
such as personal watercraft op-
erators who view the high waves
created by a storm as ah oppor-
tunity to jump waves. In light of
a recent serious injury because
of kite-boarding in Fay's winds,
Ms. Jones urged thrill-seekers to
avoid the waters and high winds
created from the storm.


"Going to the hospital is not a
thrill. And please keep in mind,
when people choose to act irre-
sponsibly, they jeopardize others,"
Ms. Jones said. "They are causing
law enforcement officers, rescue
workers and other emergency
personnel to risk their lives."
Information on how to moor
vessels properly, report debris, as
well as other helpful information,
is available at MyFWC.com/boat-
ing/. Report damaged markers to
1-866-405-BUOY.


Clewiston Animal Clinic

The Clewiston Animal Clinic would like to thank the


citizens ot Llewiston and the surrounding communities tor
their continued support. Unfortunately after 30 years of
continued service we will be closing the doors.
Our last day of business will be September 13, 2008.
Please call the clinic to arrange for copies of your pets
Charts, prescriptions, and referral veterinarians. We will have a
veterinarian on staff 2-3 days per week until the closing.


Once again thank you for your continued support!

BUSINESS HOURS:
MONDAY: 10am-lpm. TUESDAY: 3pm-8pm.
WEDNESDAY: 3pm-8pm. THURSDAY: 9am-1pm.
FRIDAY: 9am-'pm. SATURDAY: 10am-1pm.
SUNDAY: CLOSED

901 W. Ventura Ave/Clewiston, FL 33440/(863)983-91


COMPREHENSIVE '

PAIN CARE
OF SOUTH FLORIDA '
*Howell R. Goldforb, M.D. Medical Director
*Bruce I. Hindin, D.O. 'Keith J. Dietrick, M.D.
*Humberto L. Porrata, M.D. *Alejandro A. Porrala, M.D.

DON'T LET PAIN MANAGE YOUR Li
Our staff will approach your case individually and objectively..
Treatment is focused on restoring you to your maximum functional level.a
helping you sustain the best quality of life possible. i
i Conditions Treated
SBack Pain *Neck Pain *Headaches 'Leg Pain *Failed Back Surgery *Sbcroiliitis. Cqncer:
*Herniated Discs -Muscle Sposmns *Neuropalhv *Shingles *RSD/CRPS Reflex Sympathetic 'Dys#
*Whiplash Iniury *Spinal Arthrili & Steno:i, *'Olhers. '.
'Interventional Treatments ..-
*Trgger Pomnt Inections *Facet Joint Block (Cer.ical Thoracic or Lumbar) *Sympathetic BloId
*Epidural Sieroid Inlectlons *Seleci.,e Ner'e Root Block .Discography .Epidurography .
*Sacroiliac Joint INiecions *Facet Joint Rodiolrequency Nere Ablation *Spinal Cord StimuI s..
*Epidural L)sis of Adhesons and Steroid Injeci.on *Nucleoplasty -Annuloplasty
*Percu.laneous Dcectom, iDecompreisor Nucleoplasty) *Intrathecol Pump (Morphine, Bdlo8i",
Based on the origin of ,our poan other treatment options ore available.
Most Insurances & Letter of Protection Taken ..
ROYAL PALM BEACH LAKE WORTH/LANTANA :"
440 State Road 7, Suite 107 140 JFK Drive .
Royal Palm Beach, Fl 3341 1 Lake Worth, Fl 33462'- -
OFFICE HOURS: Monday Friday: 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. '.".
(561)795-8655


I


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, August 28, 2008


J


!B id


I




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - Version 2.9.9 - mvs