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108th Year, No. 38
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, August 28, 2008 -


Jones, Bryant Still In; Royal, Norris Out


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The big green chalkboard may have given way to a computer-generated projection, but the parking lot at the
Supervisor of Elections Office is still the place to be for incoming precinct results on election night.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Despite voter and'even, in
one case, candidate confu-
sion, only one local race was
decided with Tuesday's Primary
Election results.
Tanya Royal, after serving a
single term, was unseated by
Mildred Smith for School
Board District 2. Smith won the
non-partisan contest with 56
percent of the vote, and captur-
ing all but one precinct.
Yet in the District 3 School
Board battle, no clear winner
emerged at the conclusion of
tabulations. Incumbent Gina
Neuhofer took 34 percent of the
vote, with challenger Teresa
Crawford garnering 49 and
hopeful Charles Crutchfield
taking 17 percent.
Neuhofer and Crawford will
go head-to-head in a Nov. 4
General Election runoff, an
unusual and uniquely non-parti-
san situation that confused can-
didate Crawford as well as
many voters.
Crawford, when contacted at
her home Tuesday night,
thought herself to be the victor,
only to learn that was not the
case. Her campaign must con-


tinue, as the contest is still on.
Neuhofer, on the other hand,
was aware of the election rules
pertaining to her race, requiring
that a single candidate win 50
percent plus one of the vote.
Other winners in the Primary
Election also face November
challengers.
Dennis Jones, who could
make something of local history
should he be granted a third
term by Hardee County's fickle
voters, beat two challengers,
Gary Moore and Bob Shayman,
winning in all but one precinct.
The schools-superintendent
race stands out in Hardee
County history as the only one
in which voters refuse to grant a
third term to an incumbent. All
other office holders get third
terms, and more. Superinten-
dents, however, have not sur-
vived more than two terms in
the past 50 years.
Jones hopes to break that
long-standing trend.
He will have to tackle
Republican David Durastanti in
the fall to do so.
County Commissioner Minor
Bryant, who serves in District
1, for instance, is seeking a fifth
See JONES 2A


Flood Plains On The Rise
Have Shifting Waters Put Your Home At Risk?


ZS Auctions

3 Patrol Cars
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With a financial crisis so
severe the threat of state inter-
vention loomed, the Zolfo
Springs Town Commission re-
duced its police force to a single
officer earlier this year.
But what to do with three
nearly new patrol cars?
Sell them!
But with fuel prices soaring,
buyers rejected the gas-guz-
zling Dodge Chargers. Only
one lone bidder applied. And at
a price that represented too
much of a loss for the hurting
town.
Now what?
An Internet auction on the
Web site govdeals.com ulti-
mately resulted in three sales
for the town. One agency was
high bidder on the unmarked'
police cruiser, then bought a
second one, marked, after the
auction had ended.
The final Charger, also a
See SOLD 2A


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As Tropical Storm Fay criss-
crossed the state, it left many
neighborhoods under water, and
could have done so in Hardee
County as well, if the storm had
not veered a bit to the east.
Hurricane Gustav is now on
the horizon. Already a Category
I storm expected to hit Haiti and
the Dominican Republic and
head toward Cuba, Gustav
could also drop three to 15
inches of rain in central Florida.
That's good, because South-
west Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SWFWMD) offi-
cials said Tuesday that the area
is still feeling the effects of two
years of drought. "Groundwater
levels have improved to normal
ranges, but lake levels remain
one to 'four feet below normal
and river levels are at the bot-
tom of normal seasonal levels.
We're not out of the woods yet.
It's still a serious situation and
we still need to be diligent
about water restrictions," said
SWFWMD secretary Jennifer
Closshey.
But, there is another problem.


Heavy rains and storms, includ-
ing hurricanes Charley, Frances
and Jeanne, have changed the
flood plains around the county.
Where people could have safely
built under the 1984 Flood
Insurance Rate maps, they
would not be advised to do so
,today.
With the main Peace River,
eight creeks and several branch-
es, sloughs, gullies and un-
named runs and streams, it's not
hard to find water around
Hardee County. Since T.S. Fay
passed by, they are full to over-
flowing as are many roadside
ditches and swales.
The Peace River runs almost
down the middle of the county,
veering west at Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs and on down to
Arcadia. There are Charlie,
Little Charlie, Payne, Trouble-
some, Horse, Limestone and
two Oak Creeks, one off
Murphy Road and one just west
of Crewsville. There are
Thompson, Max, Alligator,
Bear, Fish and Hog branches,
Big Slough on the southwest
side of the county, Hickory
Stream, Sand Gully and a cou-


pie of unnamed runs. Building
too near any of these waterways
could require flood insurance.
Scott Letasi, a SWFWMD
See FLOOD 2A



3 Seats


Open


In BG
By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three Bowling Green City
Commission seats are up for
election. The qualifying dead-
line for candidates is tomorrow
(Friday) at 4 p.m. at City Hall at
104 E. Main St.
The seats are currently occu-
pied by Perry Knight, Randy
Mink and David Durastanti.
Durastanti plans to resign
early, since he is running for
superintendent of schools on
See 3 SEATS 2A


'CATS KICKOFF


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Taking the field for the first time Friday night are the 2008 Hardee Wildcats: (front row, from left) Kelsheem White, Antjuan Jones, Martin Vega,
Carson Davis, Mikey Retana, Jarrius Lindsey, Conner Davis, Postene Louisjuene, Nolan Neuhauser, Ezayl Youyoute, Scott Donaldson, Jake
Nowakowski, Brek McClenitan, Nathan Tomlinson and Haree Cook; (middle row) Sophio Arroyo, Charlie Powell, Lunior St. Louis, Jake Mayer,
Phillip Barton, Devante Carter, Damien Richards, Tony Valdez, Jeremy Aguilar, David Newcomb, Skylar Alden, Alex Lanier, Logan Thomas, Tyler
Alden, Cody Hernandez and Eric Martin; (back row) Nick Battles, Devon Harris, Jesus Villegas, Dalton Farr, coaches John Sharp Ray Rivas and
Steve Rewis, Head Coach Tim Price, Coach Buddy Martin, manager Rodney Spinks, coaches Leigh Thomas and Greg Mann, Jordan Baker, Carlos
Ramirez, Jonathan Kelly, Kevin Godwin and John Gordon. The pre-season clash against the Auburndale Bloodhounds kicks off at 7:30 p.m. For
more, see story on 1C.


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Johnson Takes


City Squeaker
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was one of the closest races.
But, after all the back-and-forth, Delois Johnson won and will
assume the District 3, Seat 6 at the next Wauchula City
Commission meeting on Sept. 8.
Results of the citywide race between incumbent Heather Lee
and Johnson remained close all Tuesday evening. After the first
precinct reported, Lee was leading 92-73. As two precincts were
counted, her lead dwindled to 177-176.
The third precinct and absentee ballots swung the vote in favor
of Johnson, who won 274-233.
"I can tell you I'm delighted. I want to thank the people who
encouraged me to run and the people who voted for me. I am glad
I ran and am looking forward to serving on the commission,' said
Johnson on Wednes-day morning.
Lee had been appointed to fill the seat vacated twice when Amy
McClellan and then Mavis Best moved out of the community. Lee
had served less than a year and wanted to continue to work with
the commission on various projects and goals, but was gracious
in turning her seat over to Johnson.
See JOHNSON 2A


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Regular unleaded gasoline prices on Tuesday in Wauchula had
dropped to $3.459 a gallon. We hope prices continue to fall for
gasoline, that perhaps the bubble is bursting on oil prices'- just
like the previous tech stocks, housing and real estate bubbles.
The more gas prices drop, the better the chances for John
McCain to be elected president on Nov. 4. The Obama-Biden tick-
et is looking strong right now.

Mark Pace, a Wauchula native who now lives in Dalton, Ga.,
knew what he wanted to do for a living when he was a sophomore
at Wauchula High School, Pace, now 94, wanted to be a newspaper
guy.
He graduated from high school in 1934 and went to work for
The Hardee County Herald, owned by M.A. Farmer, for $5 a week.
In 1935 he went to work for The Florida Advocate, also in
Wauchula and owned by Laura Goolsby, for $15 a week. Some
weeks, however, he only made $10 to $12, he recalled.
Mark met his lifelong sweetheart, Alva Tyler, in 1932 at
Wauchula High, which burned down in the eary_1940s and was
later rebuilt as Hardee Junior-Senior.i-igh School. A'a's father. .
E.J. Tyler, w'is transferred from Lak'elald' tfo 'iibSrulaii1932 by
his insurance company. Tyler was later transferred to Brunswick,
Ga.
Mark and Alva were married on May 31, 1936. She passed
away Dec. 19, 2007, after 71 years of marriage. They were sweet-
hearts for 75 years.
Pace still writes a regular column for his local newspaper. He
talks to young people about choosing a career early in life.
I am jealous of Mark Pace. He settled on a career choice when
he was in high school. I have yet to decide a career choice.

Nick Staszko, Hardee County director of planning and devel-
opment, is making great progress after a serious fall July 12 from a
ladder or rooftop at his south Lakeland home, his wife Marcia
reported Monday.
Staszko was in a coma for weeks at Lakeland Regional
'Hospital and has now been transferred to Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation. He wants to go back to work soon and
is getting physical therapy.

Congratulations to China for hosting a wonderful 29th
Summer Olympics. China won 100 Olympic medals, including 51
gold medals.
The United States won 36 gold medals but was the overall
leader with 110 medals.
There were many special Memories, including the opening and
closing ceremonies and the eight gold medals wcft by USA swim-
mer Michael Phelps and the blazing speed of Jamnaica's.UsaiPBolt,
who won the 100 and 200 meter races.
No athlete from Hardee County made the USA Olympic team
in 2008 but we can hope for an entry for the 2012 Summer
Olympics in London.

The 2008 Hardee Wildcat football team will host the
Auburndale Bloodhounds this Friday night at Hardee Stadium at
7:30 p.m. in the Kickoff Classic.
The Wildcats in 2007 were 6-4 and went to the playoffs as dis-
trict runner-up, losing a close one to Sarasota Booker. Hardee is
unranked in the preseason poll. This will be the second year for
Wildcat head coach Tim Price.

Ed Farmer, 77, of Bowling Green is looking for some young
crooked (throw-away) orange trees not to exceed $3 each. He does
not want to pay $9 for straight trees and will take most any variety
except tangelo hamlins, valencias, Parson Brown, navels or
pineapple. Farmer has a "fruit basket" grove of 10 acres.
Ed is getting a set of false teeth this week for $595.

The early estimates for the 2008-09 Florida orange crop is 150
and 156 million boxes. The previous season's crop was almost 170
million boxes. Citrus bulk plants are carrying'about a 26-veek
inventory of juice so prices are not as high as hoped for the new
crop. A lot of the crop has been bought on multi'year contracts.


The New York Times published its first movie review in 1909.
It was a report on D. W. Griffith's "Pippa Passes," a film adap-.
tation of the Robert Browning poem.

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COURTESY MAP
An updated flood plain risk map shows location of 18 Hardee County waterways,
including the Peace River; Charlie, Little Charlie, Payne, Troublesome, Hickory, Horse,
Limestone and two Oak Creeks, one at Crewsville and one at Murphy Road. There are
Hog, Thompson, Bear, Alligator, Fish and Max branches; and Big Slough, Hickory
Stream, Sand Gully and a couple of unnamed streams or runs. --

FLOOD
Continued From 1A


engineer, told the Hardee
County Commission on Friday
about ongoing efforts to pro-
duce new Digital Flood In-
surance Rate Maps.
Using $737,000 startup
monies from the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA), and funds from its
own agency, and the 16 coun-
ties and numerous cities in its
district, SWFWMD began a
project in 2005 to modernize
flood plain maps.
From Levy County in the
north down the coastal and
inner counties to Charlotte
County, SWFWMD is collect-
ing data and revising maps to
"help homeowners make better
decisions about protecting their
property and communities to
decide on where to allow new
structures and developments."
Letasi cited one instance of a
$280,000 home built in 2002 on
Canopy Oakes Road near
Brooksville, which was not,
then indicated as a flood hazard
zohe:. The home was flooded
out :during hurricanes 6 Frances.
anddJeanne. Since then FEMA'
has bought the property, demol-




JOHNSON
Continued From 1A
Theirs was the only contested
race for Wauchula elections this
year. Long-term commissioners
Clarence Bolin and Ken Lamb-
ert had no opposition and re-
sumed their respective seat 5
and seat 3 at the commission
table.
No one qualified for seat 1,
which was held by Troy Brant,
who moved out of District 1
and lost his eligibility for that
seat. A commissioner must live
in the particular district he rep-
resents. District 1 isall the city
territory east of U.S. 17 South.
That leaves the commission
to appoint someone to a four-
year term in place of Brant.
Commissioners have 30 days
from Sept. 8 to fill the seat or a
special election must be held.
They expect to make a choice at
the Sept. 8 meeting.
Candidates. for the position
are Patty Detwiler, Brent Drisk-
ell, Pete Granda and Val Pat-
arini.








BABY BLUES
A photo on the front
page of last week's edition
inadvertently switched id-
entities of the mother and
child pictured on the.first
*day of school 'at Zolfo
Springs Elementary.
The .smiling. kinder-
gartener is Megan Gan-
non, while the crying
mama is Candi Gannon.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


ished the house and returned the
land to its natural state, at a cost
of $298,563 in Hazard Miti-
gation Funds.
Under the National Flood
Insurance Act of 1968, states
were introduced to the National
Flood Insurance Program




3 SEATS
Continued From 1A
Nov. 4. Former city commis-
sioner Woody Caligan has qual-
ified to run for this seat.
Mayor Perry Knight has qual-
ified to seek re-election.
Randy Mink has indicated he
will seek re-election, but had
not qualified as of late Tuesday
afternoon.
The commission seats occu-
pied by Knight and Mink are
for three years. The seat occu-
pied by Durastanti is for one
year.
S ; TCqijfying fee is $10 plus,
-; an $t8;~etion assessment The'
election will be held on
Tuesday, Sept. 30.


SOLD
Continued From 1A
marked one, went to another
agency which had seen the
vehicle on the auction site, but
was not ready to take the plunge
until the auction had ended with
the car still unsold.
Town Manager Linda
Roberson presented the bids to
commission members last
week, who accepted the offers
and sold the cars. Commis-
sioner Juan Otero, however,
wanted to keep one Charger
rather than purchase a new
cruiser for Police Chief Chris
Baty.
Still, the commission opted
to buy a more economical car
for police patrol.
With that, the sales went
through.
Roberson said the Wadley
Police Department in Wadley,
Ga., came on Tuesday to pick
up the unmarked Charger, for
which it paid $21,500, with all
its specialized police equipment
intact.
That same department will
come again tomorrow (Friday)
to pick up a marked Charger it
paid $23,500 for, fully
equipped.
The third vehicle, a marked
car as well, went to the city of
Bardwell, Ky., which will use it
for its lone police officer. That
officer, also the police chief,
picked up the car on Tuesday,
too. It went for $23,800 fully
equipped.
In all, the city has taken in
$68,800 from the sales.
With the payoff on the three
loans for the three Chargers,
purchased just one year ago, the
city has lost $5,667.
It hopes to recoup that in sav-.
ings.
A new patrol car has been
purchased for Baty, a 2008
Chevrolet Trailblazer for
$19,108.
Monthly payments on the
three Chargers were $551 each,
for a total of $1,653. The pay-
ment on the Trailblazer will be
$367 a month.
Also expected are fuel sav-
ings. The Chargers averaged 8.5
miles to the gallon. Trailblazers,
used by the Wauchula Police
Department and others state-
wide, are known for a range of
14 to 20 miles to the gallon.


the time to support me, and also
those who took their time to
come out and vote, whether
they voted for me or not," said
Bryant.
"I know we've had some very
difficult decisions in the last
year, with the farm labor thing,'
phosphate, highway 17," he
continued. "It's been a difficult
year, but I think the next four or
five years will be great for
Hardee County. We are on the
forefront of economic growth."
And Bryant wants to be there'
to share in that growth. "I am
just going to get out and meet)
the people and work hard, not,
like they don't know me, but to
renew my commitment to the
people on a one-to-one basis,"
he said.
Atchley, of Commission
District 3, was "truly humbled."
"How truly humbled I am,"
he said at the Elections Office
on Tuesday night. "This county
just continues to support,
encourage and help me and my
family. This is so rewarding to
me. It has been amazing, the
support I have received."
Added a grateful Atchley,
"I've left all this in the hands of
God, and I know in my heart He
has led me to this point."
Atchley cited the long road
ahead, and promised hard work"
"I will encourage people to
get out and vote, whether they
vote for me or not. But they've
given me what I needed tonight.
But that's Hardee County. I love
this county.
"I want to be your commis-
sioner," he continued. "I want to
work hard for you."
Superintendent Jones com-
mented on the hard work of oth-
ers when contacted at his home
Tuesday night.
"I surely want to thank every-
one who supported me, and I
hope they'll do so again in
November. I am pleased and
honored to at least have the
opportunity to run again in
November," he said.
Jones continued, "I will work
hard to continue to get the mes-
sage out that I believe our
schools are on a good path, the
right path. And it would certain-
ly be a privilege for me to con-
tinue to lead the wonderful
employees we have that made
the progress over the last sever-
al years possible."
Jones, in his historic battle,
won the right to continue his
quest for q,,tr term despite
challenger Moore's hefty, and:
possibly history-making, war
chest. Moore, whose latest-cam-
paign accounting shows expen-
ditures of over $11,000, spent
three to four times more than
competitors Jones and Shay-
man.
School Board victor Smith,
the sole winneF from primary
results, will take her seat in
November. "I thank everyone
who came out and supported
me in this election, and I look
forward to serving this commu-
nity," she said from her home
Wednesday morning.
Smith is preparing for the job
ahead. "I need to learn all the
rules and regulations first, then
I will get to work together with
the superintendent and the rest
of the board to make some
changes for our students," she
said.
Smith, as a School Board
member, hopes to add vocation-
al and technical classes at
Hardee Senior High School to
better engage students and to
keep them in school earning a
degree.
District 3's Crawford
watched election results at
home Tuesday, with runners
also posted at the Elections
Office. She felt the numbers "in
the School Board races, in par-
ticular, just kind of indicate a
desire for change."
Surprised to learn she was
not the overall winner and must
still face voters in a November
runoff, Crawford quickly re-
grouped to add, "A lot of people
supported me, and I hope those
same people come out and sup-
port me again in November. I
thank everyone, and I'd like to
ask their continued support.
"I thank my family for their
continued support," she contin-
ued, "and I thank my friends,
who have gone above and


(NFIP) with its goals of prepar-
ing home owners for floods and
encouraging communities to
enforce floodplain management
directives. Doing so would
reduce the potential loss of life
and property, and related disas-
ter costs, said the federal gov-'
ernment.
With flood maps mostly 15
years old or older, it is essential
to update these maps. Many of
the 1988 maps no longer cor-
rectly show the flood risks.
Builders and developers, real-
tors and vendors, engineers and
surveyors, homeowners associ-
ations and insurance agents
need to aware of the current
flood zones, said Letasi.
They will all be invited to
several public hearings in 2009
as the maps near completion,
and given the opportunity to
appeal a particular mapping
which might require flood plain
insurance with which they don't
agree. The final mapping
should be available by 2010.
. Then people can purchase
flood insurance for residential.
and nonresidential properties
under the NFIP's Preferred Risk
Policies as well as their own
insurance companies.




JONES
Continued From IA
term. He got the advantage over
challengers Gene Davis and
Donny Waters on Tuesday, por-
tioning 36 percent of the vote.
Davis took two precincts, as did
Waters.
Bryant will meet Republican
Don Samuels in November.
District 3 Commissioner
Gordon Norris, a three termer,
was ousted by political new-
comer Terry Atchley, who
gained 39 percent of the vote to
Norris' 33. Alane Solomon
came in third, with 28. ,
Atchley must take on Re-
publican Don Chancey in the
General Election.
And the final local contest,
the Republican balloting for
sheriff, saw Roger Clark with a
clear 60-percent victory over
Tom Santarlas.
Clark faces Democrat Arnold
Lanier on Nov. 4.
The local resolution to extend
County Commission authority
to grant property-tax exemp-
tions to new or expanding busi-
nesses was approved by voters,
56 percent to 44 percent.
And a regional race, for cir-
cuit judge in the 10th Judicial
Circuit, saw Nat White winning
here with an overwhelming 67
percent of the vote to John
Radabaugh's 33, but a loser
overall.
Radabaugh won the judge-
sh5p asvoe&rs.mPolkad ,
Highlands counties are also
electors for this race. Hardee
County voters were not privy to
the same information those vot-
ers had, however. State
Attorney Jerry Hill spoke out'
strongly against White via Thei
Ledger in Lakeland, accusing
White of misleading voters inl
campaign literature and ques-
tioning his fitness for the robe.
In all, 29 percent of Hardeej
County's voters turned out atj
the polls or in Early Voting orI
on an absentee ballot for the'
Primary Election, a number that
disappointed Elections Super-
visor Jeff Ussery.
Bryant, too, cited low voter-
turnout as he spoke about his
victory Tuesday night.
"I thank the voters who took


beyond."
Crawford said she will work
to gain the confidence of voters
who voted for Crutchfield.
"I will try to get out to those
folks I haven't seen, and try tol
round up that 17 percent," sie
concluded.
Incumbent Neuhofer, who
will face Crawford in the
General Election, also was
grateful to supporters. "I'm very
thankful for those who support-
ed me and who continue to sup-
port me," she said Wednesday
a See JONES 3A

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JONES
Continued From 2A
morning.
Neuhofer knew election
rules, and knew Tuesday night
that she won, a spot on the
runoff ballot. "I look forward to
the final count," she said.
"I feel I have a lot to give,
;and I still would like to see a
parent on the board," she said..
Royal and Neuhofer were the
only two board members with
children in the school system.
"I would welcome the oppor-
tunity to continue," she said of
the road ahead. "There is a lot
of work to be done, and I'm
more than willing to continue to
serve the public the best I know
how. I am committed to being a
full-time board member and
maintaining accessibility .. .
and seeing the needs and the
results of decisions first-hand."
Sheriffs contender Clark said
Tuesday, "I am pleased with the
win. Obviously, I'm grateful to
the people who supported me in
this campaign.
"One of the biggest things the
new sheriff, whether it's Arnold
or me, will have to do is retool
the Sheriffs Office to better fit
the needs of the community," he
added.
"As far as personally, I want
to bring strong leadership to the
position."
Added Clark, "Arnold brings
a lot of qualifications and so do
I. We both have a laundry list of
qualifications. The difference
will be in strong leadership; a
strong leader who doesn't shy
away and stands by his deci-
sions.
"Arnold feels he is the best
qualified, and I feel I am,"
Clark ended. "I leave that deci-
sion up to the voters. We have
been friends a long time and
we'll be friends still when this is
over."


Precinct-By-Precinct Election Results


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fort BG BG Elks Ona Annex ZS MLK New City PRECo Armory TOTAL
Green (Church) (City Hall) Lodge I Hope Hall
----.. --- --


Dennis Jones 36 64 48 92 41 59 94 35 11,4 66 41 139 829
Gary Moore 41 31 30 48 39 37 91 17 96 45 33 93 601
Bob Shayman 21 50 40 55 31 24 66 30 100 48 23 111 599


SMinor Bryant 20 54 46 66 38 50 100 32 108 62 31 129 736
Gene Davis 16 38 39 65 31 37 81 25 107 57 44 132 672
Donny Waters 62 50 35 60 42 30 72 22 98 39 20 80 610


Terry Atchley 44 56 48 83 25 54 89 20 106 52 43 167 787
Gordon Norris 27 45 38 73 23 39 92 40 89 62 34 107 669
Alane Solomon 27 39 34 36 64 25 69 13 118 44 18 67 554


Tanya Royal 50 83 73 141 61 93 156 48 200 104 49 221 1,279
Mildred Smith 83 106 100 155 87 102 217 29 275 132 73 298 1,657


Teresa Crawford 62 96 77 124 76 92 180 57 249 111 58 263 1,445
Charles Crutchfield 30 33 40 49 33 37 68 7 72 41 30 67 507
Gina Neuhofer 42 59 56 123 41 68 130 17 155 83 37 191 1,002

Roger Clark 20. 26 34 58 19 52 53 0 79 38 17 97 493
Tom Santarlas 18 10 15 30 14 20 54 1 69 26 8 58 323


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ARNOLD JOHN
DUNCAN III
Arnold John Duncan III, 59,
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
Aug. 14, 2008, at Bay Pines
Veterans Administration Health.
Care Center.
The son of Arnold Jr. and
Loraine Lederhaus Duncan, he
was born June 7, 1949, in
Lakeland. He was a truck driver
for logistics, and a U.S. Air
Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife
Tracy Duncan of Wauchula; son
Aaron Duncan; daughters
Leslie, Kelly and Shawn; step- :
sons Bradley, Adam and Jordan,
all of Wauchula; one sister; and.
two brothers.
A memorial service was held
at Bay Pines on Aug. 17.
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MARY LOUISE
GILES
Mary Louise Giles, 65, of
Wauchula, died, Friday, Aug.
22, 2008, at her home.
Born in Okeen, Ark. on
Sept. 26, 1942, she came to
Wauchula from Indiana in
1981.
She was a homemaker and
member of Ona Baptist
Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 47 years, Jimmy J.
Giles of Wauchula; two sons,
Jeffery L. Giles and Jimmy L.
Giles, both of Wauchula; two
daughters, Rebecca Ann
Talley of Zolfo Springs, and
Ashley Louise Giles of
Wauchula; one sister, Helen
Wicker of Ona, Ill.; six
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Visitation was Monday 6
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Tues-
day at 10 a.m. at the funeral
home with the Rev. Harold
Howze and the Rev. Lau-
rence Williams officiating.
Interment followed in Wau-
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RYAN DANIEL SCHOCH
Ryan Daniel Schoch, 20, of
Cortez, died Wednesday, Aug.,
13, 2008.
A lifelong resident of Cortez,
he graduated'from Bayshore
High School in 2006 where he
was a four-year varsity soccer
player. He was nominated by
Rep. Katherine Harris for the
!U.S. Naval Academy. He was
an altar server for eight years at
St. Peter & Paul the Apostles
Catholic Church in Bradenton.
Survivors include parents
Terry and Robin Schoch of Fort
'Meade; a sister, Kara Schoch of
Orlando; and paternal grandpar-
ents Bernard and Ruby Schoch
of Orlando.
Graveside services were held
at 11 am. on Saturday, Aug. 23,
at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in
Fort Meade with Father James
Hoge officiating.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


SAMUEL JAMES DODD
Samuel James Dodd, 54, of
:Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Aug. 3, 2008, in St. Petersburg.
Born in Colorado on Nov.
15, 1953, he served in the U.S.
Armed Services and was a
stone mason.
.He is survived by step-
daughter Vicki Adcox of Wau-
chula.
No services are planned.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


WILLIAM WOLCOTT
WARNER JR.
William Wolcott "Billy"
Warner Jr., 56, of Merritt Is-
land, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12,
2008, at his home.
Born in Key West, on Sept.
125, 1951, to William and:
Margie Warner, he was the
grandson of the late Latimer
and Lois Farr of Wauchula. He
was a veteran of the Vietnam
War.
Survivors include a sister,
Leslie Reel of Tampa; a brother,
Mark Warner and wife Helen of
Woodstock, Ga.; an uncle; and
several nieces.
A memorial service will be:
held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at
Our Saviour's Catholic Church,
5301 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa
Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
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Marietta, GA 30066 or via its
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Aug. 3, 2008, in St. Peters-
burg.
Born in Colorado on Nov.
15, 1953, he served in the
U.S. Armed Services and was
a stone mason.
He is survived by step-
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.22, 2008, at her home.
Born in Okeen, Ark. on
Sept. 26, 1942, she came to
.Wauchula from Indiana in
1981.
She was a homemaker and
member of Ona Baptist-
Church.
She is survived by ,her hus-
band of 47 years, Jimmy J. .
Giles of Wauchula; two sons,
Jeffery L. Giles and Jimmy L.
Giles, both of Wauchula; two'
daughters, Rebecca Ann Talley
of Zolfo Springs, and Ashley
Louise Giles of Wauchula; one
sister, Helen Wicker of Ona,
Ill.; six grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Visitation was Monday 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Tuesday
at 10 a.m. at the funeral home
with the Rev. Harold Howze
and the Rev. Laurence Williams
officiating. Interment followed
in Wauchula Cemetery.
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VHardee County Com-
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Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
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Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
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E. Main St., Wauchula, 6:30
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In the county and Zolfo
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route on Tuesday and Tues-
day's route on Wednesday.
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Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St, Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public .:-
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised pubic "
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Hardee County School Board Annual Report
Florida Statute 1008.25(8) requires that each district school board must annually publish in the local newspaper, and report in writing to the State
Board of Education the following information on the prior school year:
Provisions relating to public school student progression and the district school board's policies and procedures on student retention and
promotion; by grade, the number and percentage of all students in grades 3 through 10 performing at Levels 1 and 2 on the reading portion of the
FCAT; by grade, the number and percentage of all students retained in grades 3 through 10; information on the total number of students who
were promoted for good cause, by each category of good cause; and revisions to the school board's policy on student retention and promotion
from the prior year.
Elementary
Specific levels of performance in reading, writing, science and mathematics for each grade level, including the levels of
performance on statewide assessments determine placement No student may be assigned in a grade level based solely on age or
other factors that constitute social promotion.
Promotion:
1., It is the principal' responsibility to determine the promotion of a student based upon information from the faculty,
administrative staff, and other information which may be available. The decision will be based upon, but not limited to, the
factors outlined below.
a. Ability to apply academic skills in art, language arts (reading, language, listening, speaking, spelling, handwriting, and
writing) mathematics, music, physical education, science, health, and social studies, as indicated on the Pupil Report Card
for the appropriate elementary grade;
b. Social and emotional maturity commensurate with chronological age, based on teacher/principal judgment;
c. Physical maturity demonstrated by size, gross and fine motor coordination commensurate with chronological age, as
determined by teacher/principal judgment;
d. Administrative Placement History
e. The student's specific District level of performance relating to the Sunshine State Standards in reading, writing, and
mathematics or the specific levels of performance on statewide assessments, as determined by the Florida Commissioner of
Education.
Good cause exemptions for grade 3 students are limited to the following:
1)Limited English proficient students who have had less than 2 years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other
Languages program; 2)Students with disabilities whose individual education plan (IEP) indicates that participation in the
statewide assessment program is not appropriate; 3)Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an
alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education; 4)Students who demonstrate, through a
student portfolio, that the student is reading on grade level by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in
reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT. the required reading skills, the student portfolio contents must; 5)
Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and who have an IEP or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student
has received the intensive remediation in reading for more than 2 years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading and was
previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2; 6) Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for 2
or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2
for a total of 2 years.
Junior High School
Promotion A student shall be promoted when he/she meets the following criteria:
A student must successfully complete Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies in order to be promoted.
High School
Promotion/Grade Classification High School, 9-12
1. To be classified as a high school FRESHMAN, a student must have been assigned to the ninth grade by his/her
Junior High School principal.
2.. To be classified as a SOPHOMORE, a student must have earned five (5) credits to include 1 English I credit.
3. To be classified as a JUNIOR, a student must have earned a total of twelve (12) credits.
4. To be classified as a SENIOR, a student must have earned a total eighteen (18) credits
5. Reclassification to the next grade level will occur at midyear when appropriate. Senior status privileges will be
dependent upon the student's possibility of graduating during that school year.


Spring 2008 FCAT Reading Levels 1 & 2


2007-2008 Retentions


007-08 3' Grade Good Cause Prmotio


Grade Number Percentage Grade Number Percentage Exemption Number
Code
3 123 28.33% 3 28 6.75% 1 1
4 148 38.46% 4 11 2.84% 2 5
5 164 39.81% 5 6 1.49% 3 7
6 170 44.59% 6 0 0% 4 0
7 185 51.08% 7 0 0% 5 20
8 199 61.63% 8 0 0% 6 1
9 267 71.17% 9 106 28.19% Total 34
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
SFLORIDA,
CASE NO. 25-07-CA-194
252008CA000194
AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHANTHAVISO UK SOUKVILAY,
et al.,
Defendantss),

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered on
August 20, 2008 In this case now
pending In said Court, the style of
which Is Indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash In the North Front
Steps, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, at 11:00
a.m., on the 17 day of Sept, 2008,
the following described property
as set forth In said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE SE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, SUBJECT TO ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY.
a/k/a: 1240 OLD BRADEN-
TON ROAD, FLORIDA
33873
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.
ENTERED at HARDEE County,
Florida, this 21 day of AUGUST,
2008.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Women's Church
Softball team ended the season
SAug. 14 with the completion of
the post-season tournament.
Alpha & Omega/Freedom
Ministries won the finial game
8-3 over Holy Child Catholic to
take the tourney title.
The teams finished the regu-
lar season with a pair of make-
up games on Aug. 11, a double-
header for Celebration -
Hardee Campus.
First Methodist of Wauchula
ended the season unbeaten at
11-0 and opted not to partici-
pate in post-season play. Alpha
& Omega was second at 9-2
ahd Holy Child close behind at
8-3. Following along were New
Hope Baptist, United Methodist
of Zolfo Springs, Celebration
and First Christian Church,
which also opted out of the
tournament.
Celebration lost both ends of
the double-header on Aug. 11,
clashing first with Wauchula
Methodist and then with Zolfo
Methodist.
In the opener, Leigh and
Jamie Rivas each scored three
times for First Methodist, with
Mary Morgan, Diane Brum-
mett, Debbie, Elene Salas,
Shaunte Hines and Christina
,each adding a pair of scores.
Sonya scored the lone run for


Celebration which left Selena
Avila stranded three times, and
several other runners on base
twice.
Against Zolfcd Methodist,
Celebration lost 20-4.
Rose and Angel Ussery each
circled the bases three times for
Zolfo Methodist. Lori Hender-
son, Annette, Kelly, Amy and
Stacy each put a pair of runs on
the board. *
Celebration got all its runs in
a third-inning bat-around.
When Avila, Erica Ureste,
Gloria Solis and Maggie all
crossed home plate.
The post-season tournament
began Aug. 12, with New Hope
downing Celebration 21-9.
Michelle and Amber each
rounded the bases three times
for New Hope. Kimberly,
Tasha, Lori Barbaree, Beth
Radford and D.K. Davis scored
twice each.
Avila came around to score
three times for Celebration.
Sarah Mahoney and Lizanne
Woods added twin tallies and
Erica Ureste and Christina each
added a run.
In tourney game two on Aug.
12, Alpha & Omega defeated
Zolfo Methodist 16-9.
Sami Jo Morgan was the only
triple-tally batter for Alpha &
Omega. Amy Franks, Wanda
Stettler, Jodi Griffin, Kristin
and Jodi O. each added twin


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Annette and Amy each put
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In the 6:45 game on Aug."14,
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Michelle scored twice for
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That led to the exciting cham-
pionship game between Holy
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Alpha & Omega got all its
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Griffin and Stettler scored in
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For Holy Child, Kristina
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with a first-inning tally.
Rishonea Lampley added an-
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or related field with 12 credit hours in Early Childhood
Education and a minimum of 5 years experience working in
Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years in a
supervisory position. Head Start experience preferred.
Bilingual. Accepted: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood
Education or related field with 3 years experience in Early
Childhood Education. Head Start experience preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred.-Siarting'siary $620.80 ,-
652.40 weekly. Annual and Sick LIave and employer-
matched retirement plan.
Closing date: 8-29-08
Send resume/letter of ECMHSP-Bowling Green
Interest or apply at: Center, 5115 Mason
Dixon Avenue, Bowling
Green, Florida 33834
Telephone: 863-375-2101
EOE, ADA, cense # C10HA0001
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NICE 2001 CHEVY Suburban,'
$8.000. leather. 781-0681. 8:26p


CASH FOR UNWANTED vehicles,
.paying $150 & up. Call J.T. (863)
2#9-6556. 7:31-8:28p'
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars'
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:1Otfc


FOR SALE BED,wood, twin cap-i
tains bed with 6 drawers & book-;
shelf; king size "Niken" mattress;
futon; old Singer sewing
machine. 863-735-2270, 863-781-!
1637. 8:28p:


12 ROCKER CHAIRS, blue, $25
each; one sofa, blue & tan, $50;
all very good condition. 773-9790.



ALL-AROUND handyman. Part-
time. When needed. Special pay-
ment. 954-629-4486. 8:28p
ENGLISH CHEVROLET/Dodge/-!
Chrysler/Jeep is seeking a highly:
motivated Individual, for sales.
position. Bilingual preferred.
Must apply in person. Ask for
Kevin Hanchey or Donnie Canary.
Great benefits to offer. 1405 U.S.
Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula. 8:28tfc

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This beautiful home was designed by
j. Conerly & Associates, LLC
andbuilt by
EMBR Construction & Development Inc.
Features include three bedrooms, two tiled baths, upscale kitchen
with designer wood cabinets, granite countertops, Whirlpool
appliances, cathedral ceilings, colonial trim, two car garage,
energy efficiency and much more.
The Sago Palm has gotten rave reviews and is now available
for purchase priced at $155,900. It can be viewed daily at
426 Palmetto Street in Bowhlifg Greji. Vrate shlio\ ings can
be arranged by calling 863-773-9571 or 803-445-00(6-,
For additional pictures and information contact
jconerlyassociates @yahoo.com c8:28p


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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

IMMACULATE 2005 D/W mobile home,
3B/2Bth on 1/2 acre overlooking beautiful pas-
ture; this home is in excellent condition and is
partially furnished; built under new FL
requirements for durability; 12x16 screened
porch; new 10x12 Smithbilt shed w/electric.
$95,000


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038

Charlotte Terrell
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED and POSSIBLE
OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of pasture-
land; secluded; small pond with natural flow of
water; perfect for home.site or small ranch.
$255,000
Excellent location for building your new home;


PRICE REDUCED WELL MAINTAINED 1/ acre tracts; city water and sewer. deed
restricted area. $40,000
mobile home in Charlie Creek Estates; restrcted area. $40,000
2B/1Bth, completely furnished including small
freezer. and patio furniture; single carport, Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
metal roof in 2006, screened porch MOVE IN oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
iRADVY e M4


TRADITIONAL STYLE HOME on lovely tree
shaded lot! Be the first to see this 4B/2Bth
brick home located in desirable neighborhood,
close to schools and shopping; triple carport,
circle driveway, fenced backyard, beautiful
landscaping plus 12x16 building with electric
and water. $195,000
GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! This com-
fortable and cozy 2B+/2Bth home is located on
large lot in quiet setting just outside city limits;
wood deck, enclosed porch, wood burning fire-
place; separate entrance to family room with
additional kitchen could be used as rental
space or bedroom #3. $165,000
MAKE AN OFFER OWNER MUST SELL! 5
+ acres in western Hardee; perfect homesite.
$59,900 Call Charlotte Terrell for more infor-
mation.


REDUCED PRICE for this older home with
lots of charm! Tall ceilings, hardwood floors
and large rooms are just some of the features in
.this 3B/2Bth home located in Wauchula; zoned
commercial. $99,900
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! See this beau-
Auhl executive home with numerous amenities;
excellent craftsmanship and style; 3+
,SW2.tNM, 3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal building,
14u pale barn, all on 2.3 acs. 330,000

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Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect for
your new home. Call Delois Johnson for more
information.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high-
way 17 frontage. $100,000
Merle Langford Road 5 acre tract of land;
OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASON-
ABLE OFFERS! $100,000
Grow your own vegetables for personal and
commercial use on this 8.91 acre hydroponic
farm with 6" well; two 30x100 shade houses; all
irrigation equipment included; septic tank for
house or mobile home. $280,000
Corner lot with 3B/1Bth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. $155,000
Two 5 acre tracts, good location. $65,000 each


DUAL PURPOSE! 45 acre grove in excellent
condition, valencias and hamlins, 12" well; also
PRIME LOCATION for development.
$825,000
Commercial building for rent or lease, perfect
for medical facility or offices; 3200 sq. ft. heat-
ed; located on West Main Street. Contact Doris
for more information.


CAN COUNT ON [-
%ENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
T': JOSEFINA GARAY.....863-399-3329
S lllR~lMAN.-.......


ILIe.SEcu rrMACniu. nunL /-
certified medical assistant A
busy family practice Is seeking
the righttperson for an exciting
and challenging position. Duties
Include all aspects of office care.
LPN or CMA state licensure is
required. Must be able to deal
with patients In a helpful and
compassionate way. Good start-
ing salary and competitive bene-
Ifits. Reply with cover letter and
Resume to Practice Manager, P.O.
Box 400, Wauchula, FL 33873. All
replies are confidential. 8:28-9:4c
FULL-TIME MECHANIC needed.
IApply In person at Hill's Auto
World, 4205 U.S. Hwy. 17 N.,
I Bowline Green. 7:24tfc


MUSICIANS WANTED A grow-
Ing church ready to expalid, look.
Ing for musicians, exetting
T temporary Christian Musde.|
Please call 773-2929. 8:2S89:1


SFOR SALE BY OWNER 1140
Downing Circle, 3BR/2BTH ,4*.
Extensive upgrades Include tamin
tnate and ceramic ile floors, new
kitchen appliances and counter-
tops, master bath, AMC wrap-
!'around roof and much more.
Professionally landscaped w/Irri-
gation system. $74,000 nego-
Stiable. Call 767-0443. 8:28p
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Hill's Auto

World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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Jimmy and Uan Mill
Sandra DeSantiago and Beatriz Benitez
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IMMACULATE 2005 D/W mobile home, 3B/2Bth on
1/2 acre overlooking beautiful pasture; this home is in'
excellent condition and is partially furnished; built undei'
new FL requirements for durability; 12x16 screened porch;


new 10x12 Smithbilt shed w/electric. $95,000

Lambert Realty

1863-773-0007


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(863)781-1128
WWW.TUANDTEATORRE.COM
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u, EsrTE INVEMINS BROKER ASSOCIATE
322 Hanchev Rd. Wauchula 4,600SF banquet hall/chilreh -
$175,000
2976 Whipporwill Ln. Wauchula 4/2.5 two-story home $230,000
1933 SR 64 W. Zolfo Springs Home & 12 acs $350,000 *
1085 US Hwy 17, Wauchula Office & Warehouses $750,000
642 SR 62 Newer 4BR/2BA, 5 acres -$250,000 Mma


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3B, 1 1/2 BA, BLOCK house, re-
modeled, fenced yard, central air,
and heat, stove. (863) 273-0920.
7:3tfc



15 YR. OLD BAY gelding needs:
experienced rider, $1,500. 863-i
673-0206. 8:28-9:25p



$100 REWARD Lost black and
white chihuahua male, name
Jackle, 8 Ibs, last seen on East
Hwy. 636. 453-3706 Avon Park.
8:28-9:25p



GOOD FOR PARTS 2000 Ford
Ranger 3.0, 6 cylinder, $950. 813-
477-3953. 8:28-9:25p


FOR SALE 750 Yamaha, $2,000.
773-9333, leave name, number.
8:28p
FOR SALE 2 utility trailers, 5x8
;w/dump, $400 OBO & 16 ft x 6-1/2
wide, $600 OBO. 863-781-4853
ask for Raymond. 8:28-9:4c
EBAY STOREI Turn your unwant-
ed items Into CASH. Let us sell
your items through our EBAY
online auction service and EBAY
store. We can put your merchan-:
dise into millions of homes world-
wide. Call for appointment 781-
2162. 8:28p



FOR SALE Furnished L17 Citrus'
Valley Mobile Home Park. 773-1
3090. 8:28-9:4p!
REPO MOBILE HOMES -I
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-.
1000. 7:3-12:25p


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
Beautiful location 4.6 acres surveyed into six 1/2 acre lots and one
1.66 acre lot. $15,000 each or $85,000 for all.
NEW LIS.TING 3BR 1-1/2B CB Home in Bowling Green. Close to
school:Very good buy at $69,900.
NEW LISTING 2 Storylder frame home on large lot on Hwy 17
Zolfo Springs 5 BR 2 Bath. $%25-00 Reduced to $105,000.
Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
.c5:2 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


2004 Dbl. Wd. 3/2 Mobile Home, Immaculate and
Move-In Ready with open floor plan on 1/4 ac. lot.
Garden tub in MBR, appliances, sm. metal shed, nice
Ig. dog pen, Ig. deep well all for only $105,000.
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CB Home on 2 1/2 acres, 2,000 sq ft 1,800 heated, lots
of tile. High & Dry. Only 3 minutes from town. Boyd
Cowart Rd. REDUCED Asking'$t5,000 $165,000.
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2BR, 2B, In T wn, Shelton Ave. $124,90.
akeur Pla w r CM Cn


Make Your Vac. Plans now! Bryson City ML Cabin
Rental, Sleeps 4-5, very secluded. $400 weekly.






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ACTIVE MILITARY families or
friends. Please call Heartland
Chorale for special recognition of
your loved one during our annual
Christmas presentation. 863-787f-
6045. 8:14-210



HORSE MARE with 4 week foal,
:$1,000. Donkey, very friendly, 1
1/2, $250. 954-324-5732.
8:14-9:11p
SHIH-TZU PUPS AKC, shots,
priced to sell, $250 taking
deposit, paper trained, healthy.
941-456-0580. 7:3148:28p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invifes you
to come and see If you pan find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Alrport\ Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
!dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots:
i and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


EVERYTHING MUST GO 1 ga.
,landscaping plants for sale.
Viburnum suspensom, Aztec
grass, Indian Hawthorn, sweet
viburnum, Loripedium, Llgus-
trum. Clearance on all plants.
Please contact me at 863-781-
3712 or 863-773-3122. 8:14-9:11p



10 ACRES HIGH and dry, 1030
Methodist Church Rd., Bowling
Green. Build your dream house,
$130,000. 954-324-5732.
8:14-9:11p


New Listings Priced to Sell
5 acres desirable location. High & Dry! Cleared w/beautiful oaks
& pines, fenced. Power on property ready to build home site.
$75,000.
8 acres Beautiful Sweetwater area. Mature oaks & pines.
Cleared & fenced w/a 20x40 Pole Barn and a 4" well. Double wide
MH use for rental income until your ready to build your own
home on this great piece of property. $120,000.
* 20 acres w/2 story 4BR/3BA, 3,900 sq. ft. home. Completely
remodeled in 2005. Many extras pool, pond, 20x72 horse barn,
24x48 workshop, completely fenced. $445,9009 Eastern Hardee
County.
* 155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
Asking $8,000/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $10,500/acre. d82



JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.ilmseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


2 BR/1 BA CB home. Metal
roof put on after Hurricane.
Some work needs to be done
inside. Large corner lot in
Wauchula. $72,000.
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2 car
garage. $175,000.
Cut your electric bill in half 3
BR 2 BA in Riverview is newly
remodeled and built for effi-
ciency! $189,900.
3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This
property is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
PRICE REDUCED! 3 BR, 2
BA immaculate home with
many extras. Home was built
in 2000 and all appliances are
included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $143,900.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka
City area. 2600 feet or front-
age on Stale Road 64.
Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albriton


One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.

700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000

Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

3.19* acts. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.

Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!

Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep
water canal that leads into
Charlotte Harbor. Buyer con-
cessions possible. Priced right
at $165,000!

1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula. Paved road front-
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500

20 acres in Sweetwater area.
Excellent land! Previously a
grove and farmed. Well and
pump included. $12,500 per
acre. *I.I


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 RobertJones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gros
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396


1979 5th WHEEL, 1984 travel
trailer. 767-8822. 8"28-9:4c



COUNTRY HOME 2 story, newly
remodeled, screen pool, 3B/2BA, i
vaulted ceiling, great room, open
Sden, back porch, $1,100 Includes:
pool service, gas. 1-863-465-
1403. 8:28-9:4p
4BR/2BA $700 1st, last & securi-
ty, 2 story duplex, good location
in Zolfo. 781-4529. 8:28tfc
2/2 MH In Charlie Creek on way to
Avon Park. Partially furnished
w/W/D. No pets. Will be available
9/21. $600 month rent and $600
security to move in. 863-781-
0762. 8:28-9:4p


FREE APARTMENT for handy-
man, non-smoker. Must love
cleaning-feeding animals. Plus
occasional other work. 954-629-
4486. 8:28p
DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, central A/H,
1st, last & security, N/S, no pets.
781-1082. 8:28-9:4
4BR/3BA, central H&Avery nice
with porch and carport. 735-2626.
8:28c
OUT IN THE COUNTRY 3BR/1BA
very spacious, H&A on 1 acre.
735-2626. 8:280
ZOLFO SPRINGS 4BR/1BA, can-
Stral H&A, large lot, very spacious.
735-2626. 8:28c
AVON PARK 3BR/2BA, central
H&A, beautiful condilon, airport
area. 735-2626. 8:28c


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(863) 773-2121
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
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See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Beautiful
4BR/2BA CB home has
3,500+SF under roof. Sits on
secluded 5 acs. w/landscaping
& private rd access. Home has
large attached garage. Work-
shop w/affixed carport & half.
bath. $250,000!
NEW LISTING! 2BR home on
Main St. Beautiful oaks.
$69,000!
Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very cose to Wauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!
21 ac Hamlin grove on Hwy
72, Desoto Co. Great rd ft-
tage, with cash flow & deprd-
ation.
Large home w/12 acs, nice
fishing pond & lots of frontage
on Hollandtown Rd. Need to
see the creek-side view to
appreciate. $250,000!
Residential lot in Lake Placid
near Lake Francis and Lake
June is 107ftX102ft. Great for
homesite or investment.
$24,000!
Beautiful wooded 35 acs
w/over 1/4 mile paved rd fron-
tage. Potential to subdivide in-
to 5 ac tracts. Only minutes
from Highlands Co; zoned A-1.
$540,000!
5.4 acs tracts, pasture & Oak
trees. Possible owner financing.
$10,000/ac!
3BR/2BA CB home has 2 living
rooms, 1,744SF total &
1,560SF living area. Close to
schools & shopping. $125,000!


25 ac on US Hwy 17 zoned A-
1. Completely fenced; current-
ly under Greenbelt exemption
for taxes. Includes damaged
MH sold "As Is". Three wells,
septic tank. $300,000!

10 ac improved, fenced pas-
tureland on Abendhoff Rd.
$147,000!

4BR/2-1/2BA/2CG 2-story
home overlooks Little Cypress
Golf Course. Spacious kitchen
& dining room. $230,000!

PRICE REDUCED! CLOSE
TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
w/privacy fence, central A/H,
screened porch. $80,000!

CB country home on 4.76 acs
north of Arcadia, 3BR/1BA.
$150,000!

97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!

Priced right! 10 ac pasture in
Zolfo Springs is fenced; cur-
rently used for cattle grazing.
Only $135,900!

Are you ready for this? The
one and only nightclub in
Hardee Co! $875,000!

Lovingly maintained 3BR,
2BA CB home in Bowling
Green sits on 0.84 ac. Includes
attached garage & detached
barn with three-bay carport.
1in annt


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SMM iArA IENirs un- I u-
room, $550; one 1 bedroom,
$600; one 2 bedroom, $725,
Includes everything but phone.
Little Cypress Golf Club, 863-735-
1333. 8:21-9:11c
4BR/3BA CENTRAl A&H, very'
nice with porch and carport. 735-
2626. 8:21c
WAUCHULA $650 2BR/1BA,
apartment, South 7th Ave., central
AC, tile flooring, DW, W&D, patio.
781-2146. 8:21-28c,
DW MH, Crystal Lake Village, 1/1,
front porch, nice. 863-773-5090.
8:14-9:11p
121 WEST MAIN, 900 SF, zoned,
HC available. 863-445-0915, 863-
773-6616. 8:14-9:11p
HOUSES, APARTMENTS, stores,
restaurants. $500+N.D. weekly,
monthly. 863-832-1965, 863-445-
0915. 7:31-8:28p
EXCELLENT CONDITION 2BR/2
1/2 B townhouse. Call 773-2122 to
see. American South Reality.
6:19tfc
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $500/month.
767-8822. 5:ltfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.,
773-667. 9:6tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.


7:31tfc


ATTENTION The Federal Fair!
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation,
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


HANDYMAN All types of odd
Jobs, carpentry, etc. Call Brett
781-2631. 8:28dh
BEC MA INC. concrete work.
Custom designs, slabs, founda-
tions, driveways, walkways,
lanals. Free estimates. 813-477-
3953. 8:28-9:25p
'TUTS LAWN MAINTENANCE -
Summer savings average yard,
ZS, Wauchula, BG, $25, includes'
mowing, weedeating, blow off dri-
veway and walk. Licensed/In-
sured. 863-781-2129. 8:7-9:4p


Ortiz Construction Inc.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Lic #RG291103607
Free Estimates Servicio en Espafiol

813-649-1639

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Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured


Robby Albritton, Vice-President
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
Fax (863) 735-9228
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Perry T Knight
Owner/Operator
Office 863-767-1333
Cell 863-781-0145


Welding & Metal Fabrication
oa Lathe & Mill Work
Hydraulic Hoses
Site Work
Brake and Shear
Heavy Duty Drilling & Boring
>, 640 South 6th Avenue Wachula, FL 33873


O NBY HEADLIGHT REST RA-
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Mobile Service. 8:28p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
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ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
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ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
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863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
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nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
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UGLY OLD RUSTY tub, we will
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FINAL CUT CABINETRY for'
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in Hardee County at 735-2511.
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For complete well, sales,
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


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SATURDAY 8 to 12,116 5th Ave.,
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SATURDAY 8:00 to 12 noon at
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Freezers, fishing stuff, alot of
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Notice is hereby given that the fol-
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ing & storage charges pursuant to
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am. Sale to be held at: Roberts
Towing, 377 Old Dixie Hwy.,
Bowling Green, FL. 33834.863-375-
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2003 PONT VIN #
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(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
Jessie G. Sambrano www.floresrealty.net
The Plea and Prayer
The ad I Need Help!" that appeared
in The Herald-Advocate May 29, 2008
about a grandma wanting to move to
Tennessee and watch her grandchil-
dren play soccer and grow-up, SOLD
her home at 365 Old Dixie HWY,
Bowling Green, Florida.
Delilia Shepard's prayer was
answered:
Hi my name is Delilia Shepard, as you
read this; I am in Tennesse with my/
grandchildren. We closed on the sale
of my home last Thursday to a wonderful family. God is so good, He
answered by prayer and thanks to Flores & Flores, Inc. and all their
hard work this grandma has achieved her dream. See ya, in;
Tennessee!


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WiTH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
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Farmers: Sept. 16


'Buy-In' Deadline


With the hurricane season.
-entering its peak period, Florida
Agriculture-and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson reminded agricultural
producers this week they must
have crop insurance or nonin-
sured crop disaster assistance
coverage (NAP) to be eligible
for compensation under the
government's disaster pro-
grams.
A provision of the 2008 Farm
Bill, which was enacted into
law in June, requires that farm-
ers and ranchers carry one or
the other of the two insurance
programs to be reimbursed for
agricultural losses. Prior to the
law's enactment, such coverage
was not mandatory.
Because the law took effect


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
252008CA000288)XXXXXX
WELLS EARGO BANK, NA., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST
SERIES 2005-HE2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUAN RAMON GONZALES;
FLAVIA GONZALES; HARDEE
COUNTY CLERK OF COURT;
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REV-
ENUE; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2;
and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS
ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIM-
ING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants,


NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pi
suant to an Order of Summa
Final Judgment of Foreclosu
dated Aug 20, 2008, and enter
In' Case N
252008CA000288XXXXXX of t
Circuit Court In and for Hard
County, Florida, wherein WELI
FARGO BANK, NA., AS TRUST
FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERII
2005-HE2 Is Plaintiff and JUl
RAMON GONZALES; FLAV
GONZALES; HARDEE COUN
CLERK QF COURT; FLORII
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; ai
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAII
ING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMI
DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION
OR HAVING OR CLAIMING 1
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE (
INTEREST IN THE PROPER'
HEREIN DESCRIBED,, are defe
dants, I will sell to the highest ai
best bidder for cash at on tl
Front Steps of the Hardee Cour
Courthouse, 417 West, Ma
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
Hardee County, Florida, at 11:(
a.m. on the 17 day of Sept, 20C
the following described propel
asset forth in said Order of Fir
Judgment, to-wit:
BEGINNING AT A POINT
301.82 FEET WEST OF THE
SE CORNER OF NE 1/4 OF
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST; THENCE
NORTH 12F0FEET; THENCE
EAST 151.68 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 179.30
FEEI THENCE WEST 180
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
299.36 FEET; THENCE
EAST 28.14 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING,
SAID LANDS SITUATE,
LYING AND BEING IN
HARDEE. COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.


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.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Court not later than five
business days prior to the pro-
ceeding at the Hardee County
Courthouse. Telephone (941) 773-
4174 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
DATED at Wauchula, Florida, on
8-20, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, PA.
Attorney's for the Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954) 564-0071
Pursuant to Florida Statute
45.031(2), this notice shall be
published twice, once a week for
two consecutive weeks, with the
last publication being at least 5
days prior to the sale.
8:28-9:4c


after application periods ex-
pired for the insurance pro-
grams, producers have until
Sept. 16 to take advantage of a
waiver that permits them to pay
a "buy-in" fee to be eligible for
disaster assistance. Producers
can contact their local FSA
county office to file the waiver
application and pay the applica-
ble fees.
The buy-in fee is $100 per
crop, or a maximum of $300 per
county for growers who raise
multiple crops in a county. For
those growing in multiple coun-
ties, the fee is capped at $900.
"It is vitally important that
growers obtain insurance cover-
age to protect themselves,"
Bronson said. "While we've'
had a brief lull since the cata-
strophic hurricanes of 2004 and
2005, meteorologists remind us
that we are in the middle of
what is forecast to be a particu-
larly active hurricane period."
For more information about
the 2008 crop year buy-in for
disaster assistance programs,
visit www.fsa.usda.gov/Inter-
net/FSA_File/buyinwaiver08.p
df/

The Royal Society for the
Prevention of Accidents erect-
ed a display at the Institute of.
Personnel Management Con-
ference in Harrowgate, Eng-
land. It collapsed.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-CA-000304
252008CA000304
NATIONSlTA R MRTfGAGE LLC


F/K/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY
COMPANY, LLC,
Plaintiff,
ur-
iry vs.
ire JOEL PEREZ; THE UNKNOWN
ed SPOUSE OF JOEL PEREZ; IF LIV-
No. ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
he SPOUSE OF SAID
ee DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
LS AND IF DECEASED, THE
EE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
ES DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
AN ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
IA LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
TY ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
DA BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
E; AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
1; DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
nd #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
M-


Defendantss,

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
In the above-styled cause, In the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uate In Hardee County, Florida,
described as:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER.OF WEST
1/2 SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 19, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AND RUN NORTH 396
FEET1 THENCE EAST 330
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 396
FEET;, THENCE WEST 330
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, LESS ROAD
RIGHTS OF WAY.
A/K/A
1112 State Road 62
Bowling Green, FL 33834
at public sale, to the highest and
beat bidder, for cash, At the North
Front Door In the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 at
11:00 a.m., on Sept 17, 2008.
DATED THIS 20 DAY OF AUG,
2008.
Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lie pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 20 day of Aug,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED
BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accom-
modatlon to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings.
If hearing Impaired, please call
(800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800)
955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
Service.
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Lovely corer location 2 sheds and circular driveway
Slabs & Utilities on site.
$40,000

4335 Dixianna Drive
3 acres with clean home. 3 bedrooms, 2 modern
bathrooms. Central Air & Heating, City water/sewer. Big
kitchen, dining room, giving room, storage room, porch,
extra buildings. Close to
new Jr. High School College Golf Course
or will divide
Home with 1 acre $149,000
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LEGAL NOTICE
This ad shall serve as legal notifica-
tion of channel and service level
changes, effective on or around Oct.
1, 2008, for Comcast Cable cus-
tomers in digital areas of Wauchula,
Hardee County.
CHANNEL RELOCATIONS:
A&E, from ch 43, to ch 48
ABC Family, from ch 57, to ch 45
AMC, from ch 59, to ch 46
Animal Planet, from ch 37, to ch 59
BET, from ch 41, to ch 21
Billboard/EWTN, from ch 30, to ch 4
Cartoon Net, from ch 34, to ch 55
CNBC, from ch 21, to ch 27
CNN, from ch 14, to ch 23
Headline News, frofn ch 40, to ch
24
C-SPAN, from ch 36, to ch 58
CSS, from ch 52, to ch 63
Discovery, from ch 24, to ch 25
Discovery Hith, from ch 45, to ch 37
El, from ch 48, to ch 53
ESPN, from ch 7, to ch 10
ESPN2, from ch 39, to ch 7
Food Network, from ch 53, to ch 62
FOX News Ch, from ch 63, to ch 47
FX, from ch 47, to ch 56
GOLF CH, from ch 58, to ch 39
HGTV, from ch 42, to ch 16
HSN, from ch 35, to ch 31
Lifetime, from ch 26, to ch 36
MV, from ch 51, to ch 30
Nickelodeon, from ch 19, to ch 15
QVC, from ch 12, to ch 14
SCI Fl Ch, from ch 64, to ch 54
SPEED, from ch 55, to ch 44
Spike TV, from ch 16, to ch 52
Sun Sports, from ch 38, to ch 34
TBS, from ch 54, to ch 41
TLC, from ch 32, to ch 61
TNT, from ch 60, to ch 40
truTV, from ch 23, to ch 64
Weather Ch, from ch 27, to ch 33
USA, from ch 17, to ch 18
VERSUS, from ch 49, to ch 35
VH1, fromoch 28, tooch 26
WFTT TLF, from ch 25, to ch 17
WGN, from ch 15, to ch 29
WMOR Ind, from oh. 20, to ch 32
WTOG CW, from ch 10, to ch 2
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WVEA Uni, from ch 18, to ch 20
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Currently available on both
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GSN, from ch 61, to chs 80 & 179.
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Hallmark Ch, from ch 31, to ch 137.
Currently a Limited Basic Service,
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HBO, from ch 4, to chs 302-305.
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Current TV, ch 107
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IFC (Independent Film Ch), ch 164
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Lifetime Movie Network, ch 119
Logo, ch 163
NickToons, ch 129
Oxygen, ch 123
RetroPlex, ch 168
Shop NBC, ch 186
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ESPN2 HD, ch 404
Food HD, ch 414
HD Theatre, ch 412
HGTV, ch 415
History HD, ch 422
MOJO, ch 408
TNT HD, ch 407
VS/Golf HD, ch 405
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF IN
AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 000257
WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a
banking corporation under the
laws of the state of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LUIS A. ARMENTEROS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, dated August 18,
2008, in the above styled cause. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the North Door
of the Hardee County Courthouse
in Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 17 day of Sept, 2008,
the following described property
set forth In the order of Final
Judgmentof Foreclosure:

Lot 74, PEACE RIVER
HEIGHTS UNIT NO. 3,
according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page(s) 48,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.

"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provisions of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.


Dated this
2008.


IN THE CIRCUIT C
10TH JUDICIAL Cl
FOR HARDEE COI
CIVIL DIV

CASE NO.: 25-2
WELLS FARGO B
TRUSTEE FOR
TURED ASSET SE(
PORTION MOR
,THROUGH C
SERIES 2006-OPT1
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARIDAD ROQUE;
MORTGAGE CORF
FELIX ROQUE; JOI
DOE AS UNKNOWN
IN POSSESSION C
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FOI
SAL
(Please publish in
ADVOC
NOTICE IS HERI
suant to a Final
Foreclosure dated
August, 2008, and
No. 25-2008-CA-C
Circuit Court of th
Circuit In and for
Florida, wherein
BANK, N.A., AS
THE STRUCTURES
CITIES CORPOR
GAGE PASS-THRC
CATES, SERIES 20
Plaintiff and CAR
OPTION ONE MO
PORTION; FELIX
DOE; JANE DOE
TENANTS) IN PC
THE SUBJECT P
defendants. I will
est and best bidd
NORTH FRONT
COURTHOUSE a
County Courthous
Florida, at 11:00'
day of September
lowing described
forth in the said I
to wit:

SEE ATTACHE
"A"

ANY PERSON I
INTEREST IN T
FROM THE SALE,
THAN THE PROP
AS OF THE DAT
PENDENS MUST
WITHIN 60 DAY!
SALE.

In accordance with
with Disabilities
(ADA), disabled
because of their d
special accommod
pate In this proc
contact the ADA
417 W. Main Stree
33873 or Telepho
773-4174 prior to
ing.

Dated this 20
2008.

Clerk of tl



Submitted by:
Law Office of Mars
1800 NW 49th Stre
Fort Lauderdale, F
Telephone: (95
Facsimile: (95
Toll Free: 1-800-44


21 day of August,


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker
An. fl... flMaL


MONDAY
Labor Day No School
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal doughnut,
Juice, Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz w/Roll
or Sausage on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Whole Kernel Corn, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Applesauce, Cin-
namon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies
w/Roll or Cheeseburger on a
Bun (Salad Tray, Potato Rou-
nds, Cookies, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Ham-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CASE NO: 25-2008-CA-000126
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
STRUCTURED ASSET SECURI-
TIES CORPORATION MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, 2006-EQ1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DAVID RICKETT, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE


,a Eupupy l,,rck TO: DAVID RICKETT AND MARY
RICKETT
8:2a-9:4c whose residence Is unknown If
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
'OURT OF THE defendants who may be spouses,
IRCUIT, IN AND heirs, devisees, grantees,
JNTY, FLORIDA assignees, Ilenorst creditors,
'ISION trustees, and all parties claiming
an interest by, through, under or
008-CA-000175 against the Defendants, who are
ANK, N.A., AS not known to be dead or alive, and
THE STRUC- all parties having or claiming to
CURITIES COR- have any right, title or Interest In
TGAGE PASS- the property described In the
EERTIFICATES, mortgage being foreclosed here-
1, in.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:
OPTION ONE
PORTION; BEGIN AT THE SE COR-
HN DOE; JANE NER OF THE NE 1/4 OF
N TENANTS) SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 34
)F THE SUB- SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
RUN THENCE NORTH 0013'
EAST 253.81 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION OF A
S GRADED ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 61045' WEST
RECLOSURE ALONG THE CENTER LINE
E OF THE ABOVE MEN-
r THE HERALD TIONED CENTER LINE
ATE) 307.30 FEET TO POINT OF
EBY GIVEN pur- BEGINNING; THENCE
EBY dmen SOUTH 6145' ALONG THE
Judgment of ABOVE MENTIONED SAID

entered n Cae CENTER LINE 100 FEET;
entered inCase THENCE NORTH 28-14'
001TH oJdilf t WEST 176 FEET TO THE
Hardee County, CENTER LINE OF A SMALL
Hardee County, BTHFMP
WELLS FARGO BRANCH; THENCE
TRUSTEE FOR NORTHEASTERLY ALONG
D ASSET SECU- THE CENTER LINE OF THE
ACTION MORT- ABOVE MENTIONED
TOUGH CERTIFI- SMALL BRANCH TO THE
)06-OPT1,Is the INTERSECTION OF THE
ODAD ROQUE;. EAST LINE OF THE LOT
)RTGAGECROU HEREIN DESCRIBED;
ROQUE; JOHN THENCE SOUTH 28014'
AS UNKNOWN EAST 228 FEET TO THE
SESSIONN OF POINT OF BEGINNING,
PROPERTY, are ALL IN THE NE 1/4 OF
sell tothe high- SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 34
ler for cash AT SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
DOOR OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-.
t the Hardee DA, LESS ROAD RIGHT-
, in Wauchula, OF-WAY ON THE SOUTH,
a.m. on the 17 AND SUBJECT TO EASE-
a.m. on the 17
r 2008, the fol- MENT RECORD.
property as set has been filed against you and
Final Judgment, you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
It on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
ED EXHIBIT Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 900 South Pine Island Road
#400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
CLAIMING AN on or before 9-26, 2008, (no later
HE SURPLUS than 30 days from the date of the
IF ANY, OTHER first publication of this notice of
PERTY OWNER action) and file the original with
E OF THE LIS the clerk of this court either before
FILE A CLAIM service on Plaintiff's attorney or
S AFTER THE Immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
h the Americans complaint or petition filed herein.
Act of 1990
person who, WITNESS my hand and the seal
disabilities, need of this Court at HARDEE County,
latlon to partici- Florida, this 20 day of August,
ceedlng should 2008.
Coordinator at
t, Wauchula, FL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
ne Voice (941) BY: Connie Coker
such proceed- DEPUTY CLERK

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
day of August, STERN
ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
B. Hugh Bradley SUITE 400
he Circuit Court PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
By: C. Timmons 08-30239(ASCF)
Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
shall C. Watson needing a special accommoda-
set, Suite 120 tlon should contact COURT
lorlda 33309 ADMINISTRATION, at the HARD-
54) 453-0365 EE County Courthouse at 941-
i4) 771-6052 773-9853 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
1-2438 8770, via Florida Relay Service.


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burger Gravy w/Roll (Salad
Tray, Garden Peas, Mashed
Potatoes, Juice) and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna w/Roll or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Green Beans, Juice,
Peaches) and Milk


S i.-JUNIQORHIGH >
MONDAY
Labor Day No School
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Yogurt, Cinnamon Toast,
Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Fryz w/Biscuit or Sau-
sage on a Bun (Tossed Salad,
Whole Kernel Corn, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Sausage Patty, Biscuits,
Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies
w/Roll or Pepperoni Pizza or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Potato Rounds,
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
w/Roll or Cheese Pizza or Corn-
dog (Tossed Salad, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Pears,
Juice) and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Jelly,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Lasagna w/Roll (Lettuce & To-
mato, Green Beans, Salad Bar,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 25-2008-CP-000074
IN RE: ESTATE OF

RUTH M. YEOMANS
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
S(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
RUTH M. YEOMANS, deceased,
File Number 25-2008-CP-000074,
by the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is B. Hugh
Bradley, Clerk of Courts, Hardee
County Courthouse, Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873; that the decedent's date of
death was December 2, 2007; that
the total value of the estate Is
$0.00 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
Name Address

JAMES W. YEOMANS
2270 Tiger Creek Trail
Lake Wales, FL 33898

MARY S. MADDOX
540 Orange Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

DANIEL R. YEOMANS
609 Hawaii Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is August 28, 2008.

Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
JAMES C. McCLENDON II
Florida Bar No. 0622280
Weaver, McClendon &
Penrod, LLP
240 East Park Avenue
Post Office Box 466
Lake Wales, FL 33859-0466
Telephone: (863) 676-6000
Fax: (863) 678-1515

Person Giving Notice:
JAMES W. YEOMANS
2270 Tiger Creek Trail
Lake Wales, Florida 33898

MARY S. MADDOX
540 Orange Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


DANIEL R. YEOMANS
609 Hawaii Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873


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School


I- :SENIORHI HIG
MONDAY
Labor Day No School
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Yogurt,
Doughnut, Cinnamon Toast,
Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Corn,
Baked Beans, Roll, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,
Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
(Tossed Salad, Turnip Greens,
Garden Peas, Juice, Peaches,


TRIANGLE BODY WORKS, INC.
FL Reg. Cert # MV-10289 EIN # 65-0883920
Automotive Painting Glass Installation
Door Windows & Locks Repaired
Wrecks Rebuilt
323 N 10th Ave. Phone: 863-773-9549
Wauchula, FL 33873-2623 Fax: 863-767-0106

Don't be led by anyone to a shop where you prefer not to
go. FLORIDA STATE LAW says you have the right to select
the repair facility that you want to repair you vehicle. Only
you can authorize repairs to your vehicle. Your insurance
company is required to work with that shop to get your
repairs done in a timely manner. We at TRIANGLE guaran-
tee all our own work. Ask about our guarantee.
Customer satisfaction is our number one goal.
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PUBLIC NOTICE

HARDEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEW HOURS


MONDAY 10:00 A.M. 6:30 RM.

TUESDAY 9:00 A.M. 5:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY 9:00 A.M. 5:00 RM.

THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.

FRIDAY 9:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY CLOSED


THESE HOURS WILL BE
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 29, 2008

Also, the library will be- closed Monday,
October 13, 2008, for staff to attend training.
The Library will reopen on Tuesday, October
14, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.

Dale Johnson, Chairman 8:28-9:4c


2008
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers.
Room 102. Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street.
Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF September 11th & 25th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting September 25th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session September 19th beginning at 8:30 a.m.
September 15th & 23rd 08/09 Budget Hearings
September 01st Office Closed Labor Day
October 13th Hardee County Library will be closed for all staff
to attend workshop

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF September 09th at 8:30 a.m.- Budget to be pre-
sented

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF September 04th

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
in Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF September 08th

COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF September No meeting scheduled

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF September 08th at 5:30 p.m.


HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF September 09th


HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium
MONTH OF September 09th at Noon

HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF September 16th & 22nd Budget Hearings

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


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Beets, Cornbread, Roll) and
Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
(Tossed Salad, Mashed Po-.
tatoes, Garden Peas, Fruit
Snacks, Roll, Juice) and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Green
Beans, Vegetable Soup, Carrot
Salad, Pineapple Crisp, Juice)
and Milk


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p.m. at 701


SDale Johnson, Chairman


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Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman


It's that time of year many sports fan look forward to, football
season.
Locally, it starts with the pre-season Classic tomorrow (Friday)
night, when the Hardee Wildcats h st the Auburndale Bloodhounds
in a 7:30 game at Wildcat Stadiu....
Second-yearHead Coach Tim Price and company have the final
opportunity to see their charges in action and make adjustments for
the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 5 at North Fort Myers,
has and open date on Oct. 17 and finishes the season at home Nov.
14 against Ridge Community.
Junior quarterback Ezayi Youyoute will start with Jarrius
Lindsey, Kelsheem White and Jake Mayer in the backfield and
receivers Carson Davis and Postene Louisjeune. There's an experi-
enced good-sized offensive line of 200-pounders in center Jordan
Baker, tackles Carlos Ramirez and Logan Thomas and guards Alex
Lanier and Tyler Alden. Kicker Martin Vega completes the offen-
sive package.

Other fall sports are under way as well, including JV Football,
which starts its season next Thursday, Sept. 4, at Avon Park. Head
Coach Rod Smith will probably go with sophomore Tre' Anderson
as starting quarterback. Smith has a host of players, two juniors
new to the game, sophs and freshmen.


The first fall sport to get started was boys golf, which began
Tuesday at Port Charlotte. The boys come home today (Thursday)
to face Lake Placid. Coach George Heine had 16 boys turn out, and
will obviously have to cut some, since most matches are the top
five. Returnees Ben Krause and Taylor Barlow will, no doubt,
anchor the team.
We haven't received a girls golf schedule as yet.

Girls volleyball will be the next fall sport to start, beginning
next Thursday, Sept. 4, at home in a 7 p.m. varsity-only encounter.
The varsity and JV teams will travel to Lake Placid on Sept. 8 to
get the full season going. The season continues through mid-
October, with the district playoffs at Braden River Oct. 27-31.

With Coach Dick Daggett officially rehired as swim coach, the
boys and girls will travel to Sebring on Sept. 6 for the Blackman
Relays and go to Port Charlotte on Sept. 9.


Cross Country starts up on Tuesday, and we hope to have its
schedule shortly.

Hardee Junior High sports don't start until mid-September, with
softball Sept. 22 at home vs. Sebring and the football team at home
for a visit from Avon Park on Sept. 23.

Men's and Women's softball is nearly over. In the Women's
Church League, Wauchula First Methodist won the season title,
with Alpha & Omega/Freedom Ministries taking the post-season
tourney title.
The Men's League is coming to an end, playing rain-outs this
week and having an all-day marathon post-season double-elimina-
tion tournament on Saturday. It will take a while for 12 of thel3
teams to lose twice.

Don't forget the upcoming Sept. 13 light welterweight champi-
onship fight of local pro Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry, which will
be shown on Showtime. Edner is stepping up in weight for this
fight and hopes to unseat new champion Timothy "Desert Storm"
Bradley.


LifeLinks ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent
i '


RELAX!
National Relaxation Day was Aug. 15. With the beginning of
school and all its extracurricular activities, the importance of relax-
ation has now moved to the forefront of everyone's thinking.
In fact, research shows the average woman over the age of 18
spends most of her time driving and taking care of the children,
which means women leave little time for themselves to relax. For
single parents, this applies to both women and men who have pri-
mary custody of their children and are responsible for dropping the
children off at school or extracurricular activities, or heading to
volunteer and social engagements.
Americans seem to be "on the go" constantly.
In this month's column, I will share with you some sugges-


The largest living bird is the
ostrich, which can weigh 330
pounds.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2008- 05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, SAID AMEND-
MENT BEING KNOWN AS AMENDMENT CPA 2008A-01; SPECIFICALLY,
TO ASSIGN THE FUTURE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF LOW DENSI-
TY RESIDENTIAL TO THE DESIGNATED PARCEL.

ORDINANCE 2008-06

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TO REZONE THE PARCEL OWNED BY CTM
INVESTMENTS, LLC, WITH THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF SINGLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1B); PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinances at Regular Commission
Meeting on September 15, 2008 at 6:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo
Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law.
The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during reg-
ular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.

'Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax'(863) 735-1684.


Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk


George Neel, Mayor


August 28, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11A
tions from Dr. Erin Olivo, a renowned stress expert, to spread
awareness about the importance of setting aside "me-time" to give
the body and mind a chance to unwind.
Whether at work, home or on the road, Olivo encourages peo-
ple to find time in their busy schedules to take mini-breaks
throughout the day to relax and maintain a balanced and healthy
lifestyle.
According to Olivo, "Today's busy schedules leave most of us'
with little time to think about ourselves, and I don't think people
realize the health problems chronic stress can cause on the body.
By taking mini-breaks throughout the day and practicing relaxation
techniques, you can improve how you physically respond to stress
by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, reducing muscle tension
and strengthening your immune system."
Following are some simple relaxation techniques you might.
want to try:
Push all the right pressure points by giving hand reflexolo-
gy a try and massage the inside of your right palm with your left i
thumb in a circular motion. Repeat this same technique on the other
hand. In addition, find the sensitive spot in between your thumb .
and index finger. Press deeply, hold for 10 seconds and release.
Reduce tension by creating a soothing environment with
music, lighting and aromas. Create a playlist with fun tunes mom,
dad and the children can enjoy on the next car ride or at home.
Consider a lavender-scented car air freshener or aromatherapy
room spray which offers a therapeutic soothing effect. Promote a
relaxing setting by dimming the lights.
Consider "a la car" dining if your family is always on the
go and has little time for dinner. Pack a well-balanced dinner for
the car so children can eat a healthy meal in between after-school
activities. Consider packing snacks and water for the next car trip
or to stow away at the office.
Laugh until the heart's content because laughing releases
endorphins and other healthy hormones, as well as lowers blood
pressure and increases oxygen in the blood. For a good laugh,
watch snippets from a funny movie, reminisce about a recent event
that put a smile on your face or pop in a stand-up comedy on tape
or CD on your next road trip.
Leave a few minutes to spare by remembering to build an
extra 15 minutes into your schedule to prevent the unnecessary
stress of running late.
By practicing the above simple relaxation techniques daily, a
person's overall health and quality of life can be improved, includ-
ing reduced back pain and headaches, improved mood and concen-
tration, and increased energy.
For those of us who seem to run round-the-clock schedules,
hopefully some of these ideas will fit into your busy lifestyle and
help lower your stress levels. Give them a try!


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2008-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA PRO-
VIDING FOR A SHORT TITLE FOR THE ORDINANCE AND THE CHARTER
AMENDMENT; APPROVING A FORM OF THE CHARTER AMENDMENT
TO PROVIDE FOR CHANGING TERMS FOR COMMISSIONERS FROM
TWO YEARS TO FOUR YEARS; APPROVING THE FORM OF BALLOTS;
SETTING THE ELECTION DATE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF
PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

the Public IHaring will be held on the proposed ordinance at the Special Commission
Meeting on September 15, 2008 at 6:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo
Springs Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law.
The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during reg-
ular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to partiQipate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.


George Neel, Mayor


,Attest: June Albritton
Town Clerk


INVITATION TO BID
The Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, will accept sealed bids
at the Purchasing Office, Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873 until 2:00 PM., Local Time, Monday, September 22, 2008 for:

1. ANNUAL ROAD MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES AS FOLLOWS:
SReady Mix Concrete
Timber Products
2. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS LUBRICANTS

Bids received after this time will not be considered. Required bid proposal sheets and
specifications may be obtained at the PURCHASING OFFICE. 205 HANCHEY ROAD,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873 OR BY FAXING A REQUEST TO 863-773-0322.

A submitted bid or "No Bid" will indicate your desire to remain on our list of active ven-
dors and thus assures you of being placed on our mailing list for the next bidding cycle.

All bids (original and two (2) copies) are to be submitted individually, indicating subject
of bid on the envelope. All bids will be opened at 2:00 PM. Monday. September 22.
2008. In the Public Worlks Conference Room. 205 Hanchey Road. Wauchula. FL
33873, The Board of County Commissioners will award bids at a time and date to be
determined later.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID,
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. The County reserves the right
to reject any or all bid(s). The County may postpone the award for a period of time which
shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.

Dale Johnson, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
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Hardee County Education Foundation Scholarships
Class of 2008 Deadline Approaching
Attention HHS Class of 2008 Graduates:
This letter is a reminder that September 1. 2008. is the deadline to apply for our Foundation's
scholarship money.
While you and your fellow class members were in elementary school, the Hardee County Education
Foundation sponsored a fundraising event that gives you an opportunity for some additional scholarship
money as you further your education after high school. This money was raised by parents, community
members, and local businesses. As the Class of 2008, you are the third group of graduating seniors who will
receive the benefits from this money.
To receive the money that was raised and invested requires that you must have:
1. graduated from Hardee Senior High School with the Class of 2008,
2. attended the Hardee County School System for 8 years or more. They do not have to be in
consecutive years, and
3. now be pursuing a college, trade, or technical school education after high school.
Unfortunately, if you do not meet all three of these requirements then you will not be eligible for these
funds. After September 1, all the available money will be divided equally among the seniors who o qualify.
In an effort to process your application, complete and return the following information. You tust
include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance, i.e. an invoice from your selected
institution verifying your eligibility.
Sincerely,
Sharon Corbett
President
Hardee County Education Foundation, Inc.

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I Scholarship Application Form
'Student Name:
IHome Mailing Address:___
Student Social Security Number:
Telephone Number: ___
IName of Post Secondary Institution:
(Complete Address of Institution's Business or Financial Aid Office:


ITelephone Number of Financial Aid Office: _
I etum by mail to:
Debra Daggett, contact person
Hardee Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, FL 33873
Ior retum in person to the Hardee County School Board Office
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All completed applications must be received on or before September 1. 2008
Don't forget to include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance!
All requests will be processed after September 1, 2008. Funds will b disbursed only after all eligibility is
verified.

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Letter To The Editor

Good Outweighs The Bad,


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I sometimes wonder what cerity. We walk around as if we
s life really holds for me. have forever to do just that. We
id I often wonder about what shop, eat, and overdo a lot of
rill have accomplished in this things, that are not good for us.
time. I used to think the More, more, more. I -,
)rld revolved around family guilty. What really satisfies us
d job, a few good friends, in our life? What are we work-
id love and being loved in ing so hard to get ahead of? To
urn. become rich or get out of debt?
But, mostly I know of one Will we be satisfied then?
ng for sure. That my relation- We may want to own a big
p with God is real. Life has house, or drive the newest car
Id several disappointments, available. It doesn't matter if
t there have been great times we can afford it or not.
joy also. As I grow older I We may think we are the
ve found out how things can smartest cookie in the bunch of
range from one moment to the bananas that's all around us.
xt. But, no matter what comes or
I have never been one for goes around us, we have to keep
ranges. I like the good old looking up. Through the tur-
ys. I also know you cannot moil, the disappointments in
e in the past. Being human life we have to look up. There
are prone to stay with what will be good times. This life
familiar. will come to the finish line one
The changes today are hard day. What then will matter to
take at times, be it for the bet- us?
or for the worse. But, it I want to live my life only
:ms to me life just loves to pleasing to one. God. When I
ow you for a loop. It's the get down and sometimes people
hiding that really counts. or circumstances discourage me
metimes it hurts, it hurts bad. I always remember who I count
There are so many good on. God in his Heaven loves me
ngs about life, but there are and you. God will never let me
o many bad. Does the good down.
.lly outweigh the bad? Some- I may never be rich or own
ies I wonder, do you? When the nicest car off the lot. I may
look around at the condi- wonder about this life around
ns in the world, and how peo- me. I may wonder who really
can be so mean, we wonder cares. I will be disappointed in
y? my life, maybe you will be, too.
[t seems to me at times that Conditions in the world around
re is really no true love or me will change, and not always
section for our fellow man. I for the better. I will let people
en wonder if people really down, and people will let me


Oct. 1 Class Of 1957

Reunion Is Canceled


"I would like to regrettably
notify all participants in the
Class of '57 Reunion that the
October 1 date has been can-
celed," announced Duck Smith.
"We had some good fellow-
ship at the last reunion, and I
looked forward to seeing every-


God
down. Life loves to throw its
loops..
I know this one thing for
sure, no matter what else this
world can offer, nothing or no
one is more important to me as
my God. Jesus and knowing
him as my savior is worth
everything to me. Without
Christ in my life, I couldn't
make it. He is my strength, my
hope for better tomorrows. He
is the one I trust.
My desire is to be more like
him. And I have let him down
too many times to count. But
when discouragement is all
around God lifts me up and out
to safety. I'm not saying all the
bad will go away. I am saying
knowing Jesus ahd being His:
child fills all the disappoint-
ments this life could every hold.
If you feel troubled with the
cares of this world and feel dis-
couraged with people and cir-
cumstances, look up. God is
there, and God will be with you
if you let Him. Let God help
you. Be still and listen to His
voice. You will recognize it
when you listen. Let His peace,
love, and joy fill you with con-
tentment.
And yes, I do believe the*
good outweighs the bad things!
in life, but only when Jesus
Christ is in it. Let Jesus in. He is
at the door, waiting to be invit-
ed. Never give up, remember to
look up.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Sheila Miller
Wauchula


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one again; however, due to
some health issues, it saddens
me that the reunion planned at
New Zion will have to be can-
celed. Hopefully, we can re-
schedule at a later date. God
Bless All."


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Letter To'The Editor

Mark Pace, 94, Enjoyed

Visiting Old Hometown


Dear Editor:
On a springtime aerial jaunt
to Hardee and Hillsborough
counties, I accomplished one of
the things I had wanted. That
was to meet Jim Kelly, publish-
er-editor of The Herald-Advo-
cate and have him autograph
my copy of a book, "The Best
of Not Headlined" that I car-
ried down with me. The book
was written by William (Buck)
Kelly, Jim's father.
Through the research efforts
of Mildred, Buck's wife, the
book contained many pages of
humor and facts about local cit-
izens and events. They were
many of the excerpts cleverly
described by Buck in his week-
ly column from 1941-1981.
At a luncheon with Jim, my
brother Ruhl, my sister Mar-
garet and her husband, Law-
rence A. Roberts, not only did I
secure Jim's autograph in his
dad's book, we had a good lun-
cheon, and it was the first time
in quite a number of years that I
enjoyed a luncheon with Ruhl,
Margaret and Lawrence, and
the first time ever with Jim
Kelly.
Unexpected, however, was a
nice card and paper weight for
me from Carolyn Daniel Smith,
Zolfo Springs, a family friend.
Pictured on the paper weight
was a drawing of the old wood-
framed white-washed Wau-
chula First Methodist Church I
attended as a young boy. I had
mentioned it in a column Jim
had published in The Herald-
Advocate, declaring I wished I
could remember what it looked
like. Thanks, Mrs. Smith, for
the card, and the picture of that
old church of ages past.
As the plane I was in was
soaring some 3,000 feet above
sections of mid-Florida, I
looked down at the heavy auto-
motive traffic on the highways.
It brought memories of some 70
years ago. Likewise it brought
contradiction on what would or
would not have occurred for
hitchhickers in today's rush of
so much surface traffic.
On that April flight from
Dalton to visit relatives in
Wauchula and Plant City, I
recalled the many times that
Billy or Bobby McInnis and I
would hitchhike our way along
the highways from Wauchula to
Tampa, plus other destinations,
and back.
That was in the early 1930s
when traffic was not too heavy,
and we youngsters on the road-
side were casually thumbing
our way to whatever destination
and for whatever reason. Most
of the time we would walk great
distances with only a few cars
coming along. Some stopped
and picked us up. Some did not.
On the April aerial trip gaz-
ing down at the heavy traffic
on countless number of high-
ways below, I first thought how
fortunate for us had there been
so many cars in those days.
My first thought was that


catching a ride would have been
much easier.
But on second thought, in
view of today's record of van-
dalism, assaults, murders and
robberies, it brought to mind
that fewer, if any motorists are
stopping today to give roadside
pedestrians a ride. Had such
criminal acts been conducted
during our days of bumming
rides, there would have been no
pickups.
One particular event stands
out in memory. In 1933 Billy
Mclnnis and I were hitchhiking
to Bradenton to see Babe Ruth
in a Grapefruit League spring
game. We rode part way on the
Fort Green road with Bryant
Coker who was enroute to
Tampa.
Coming back we had bad
luck on that same lonesome, lit-
tle traveled Fort Green road. We
were sitting on the roadside on
a log watching the sun rapidly
setting below the horizon. It
was getting late and the spring
weather was getting chilly. We
set out walking and were all
but exhausted when a truck
roared our way.
As it passed us I yelled
"Wauchula" a couple of times,
and the truck finally stopped
down the road. It was loaded
with orange wrapping paper
enroute to a Wauchula packing
house. Riding atop the loads of
paper the night wind just about
froze Billy and me. Finally, and
it seems as if it were forever, we
arrived in Wauchula.
Mark Pace
Dalton, Ga.
Editor's Note:
Mark Pace, 94, of Dalton,
Ga., said he went to work for
the Hardee County Herald in
Wauchula. in 1934 for $5 a
week. The newspaper was
owned .by Marion Farmer. He
later went to work for the
Florida Advocate in Wauchula.
That paper was owned by Mrs.
George Goolsby, and she raised
his pay to $15 a week in 1936
so he could marry his sweet-
heart Alva Tyler. Some weeks
he only got $10 or $12, he
recalled. He and his late wife
were married 71 years. He was
also a correspondent for The
Tampa Tribune. Pace began his
newspaper career as a freshman
in high school in 1928. He won
a slogan contest for the high
school newspaper, WauHi
Comet, with "The Star Of Them
All." Today he speaks to Dalton
high school students and gives
them this advice: Determine
what you want to do. His grand-
mother's brother was a newspa-
perman in Micanopy, Pace
recalls. Pace left the Advocate
to make more money as a laun-
dry truck driver, saying "I
talked Bert Close-into taking
my place at the Advocate. Pace
later wrote several stories -for
the Grit newspaper. He said his
guardian angel saved him three


COURTESY PHOTOS
Art rendition from a glass paper weight of the old wood-
en First Methodist Church in Wauchula.


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times from a near drowning,
a near electrocution, and coop-
erating with the FBI when there
was a contract on his life. Ruhl
Pace, 87, has lived in Plant City
since 1948. Ruhl worked for
several newspapers, was in the
Army Air Corps, and sold print-
ing, office equipment and cour-
thouse supplies for many years.
The Pace brothers recalled early
athletic stars for Hardee includ-
ing Bull Foot Masters, Bob
Revell and Joe Czeka.


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Alberta Mushrush celebrated her 96th birthday on Aug. 13. Traveling to The Plantation
just south of Leesburg to join in the special occasion were her son, LeRoy Mushrush,
and his wife, Louise, of Wauchula; and her daughter, Delilia Shepard of Bowling Green.
Mushrush resides with her granddaughter and husband, Linda and Dennis Klinko, at
The Plantation. Mushrush is shown here with family.


EXTENSION DIRECTOR


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County extension agent Lockie Gary spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the
Panda Restaurant on July 15. His last trip for teaching how to increase agricultural pro-
duction was to India and Sri Lanka. He said an ethanol and biodiesel plant is planned
for Belle Glade. He said sources of fuel can be elephant grass and sweet sorghum. He
discussed the possibility of grass-fed beef in Florida and bypassing the feedlots in the
West and Midwest. Shown (from left) are Roy Petteway, Gary and Charles Matheny.


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Edna Albritton turned 80 years old on Aug. 17. The special occasion was commemo-
rated with a party on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Over 200.
friends and family members were in attendance to celebrate Albritton's 80 years. Here,
she is shown with great-granddaughters Cassaidy and Halley.



Thank You
We would like to thank all of you for the
flowers, prayers, donations, visits, phone
calls, food and all acts of kindness you
showed during our Uncle's illness
and our loss.
Special thanks to Resthaven, Tina,'and all of
her staff for such love and caring ofAlvin
Huddleston.
Also the good care from the staff at Hardee
Manor the last six weeks of his life on this
earth.
May God Bless each one of you.
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Rotary Club last week at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. Lambert talked about phosphate
severance taxes and Mosaic's recent agreement to provide Hardee County about $42
million over 10 years to be used for economic development and infrastructure. He also
said Hardee County's tax base is about $1.6 billion and that a new $800 million power
plant has been proposed for the county. He urged passage of a 10-year renewal for the
County Commission to give property tax exemptions for new businesses or expansions
of existing companies that provide more jobs. Seen here (from left) are club President
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COURTESY PHOTO
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dancers are from this and surrounding counties, and they performed in four routines,
earning three high gold and one overall gold rankings. Two of the routines were Top 10
finishers, and were featured in the televised showcase on the final day of competition.
The nationals draw dancers from around the nation, and Wendy's Dance Co., located
in Bartow, placed third overall. Shown ready for the routine "Sounds from Outer Space"
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efforts. Second place (middle) Is the work of Jared
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Habitat For Humanity. Habitat For Humanity is a volunteer
faith-based organization which builds homes to fulfill the
dreams and prayers of first-time homeowners.


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
WATCH OUT FOR THE 'BRUSH BACK'
As our country sadly turns against its godly heritage, believers
see the Bible banned from public schools, prayer eliminated from
the public forum and political debate conducted as though God is a
non-factor in human events.
If Christians object, they are accused of being mean-spirited
and hateful. Too often, believers are silenced.
In baseball, it is common strategy for a pitcher to throw a fast
ball so that it nearly hits the batter, causing him to step away from
the plate. This pitch is called a "brush back." The next pitch is often
in the strike zone, but at the farthest point from the batter. Unless
the player at the plate is savvy, he will swing at this second pitch
- and miss!
In our culture today we must not flinch under criticism or step
away from the "plate" when we are thrown a fast ball. We need not
apologize for our convictions. And we must certainly not try to
avoid controversy by seeking "the middle of the road."
God is looking for extremists! ", .
Why did the presence of angels at Lot's house Wtkse such anr-
uproar in Sodom? Why were Joseph's brothf&rs so angry that they
sold their brother into slavery? Why were the religious authorities
so furious with Jesus that they could be satisfied with nothing less
than His crucifixion?
Opposition is to be expected. We are to be "salt" in our soci-
ety today, tangy and flavorful. We are to be like light in a dark
room. It is our time to "shine."
Let's not miss it! Let's not settle for the false security of "mid-
dle of the road".
Let's pour ourselves out gladly in service to others so that
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But, we still have those days
where we have to ask why?
The wonderful way you had
to bring a smile to everyone face,
and inside each of our hearts, you have a special place.
Your family really misses you,
but we've moved on %ith our lives,
We even have our families, somjRith children and with
wives.
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But your memory stays alive in our hearts and minds.
We know up in Heaven your an angel like no other,
Just like you always were
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Where does the time go? It
will be Christmas next week, as
rapidly as the time flies.
Our niece, Donna Chancey,
and a friend and their children
were fishing at Hardee Lakes
recently. Donna had asked her
Uncle Tug if she needed a
license to cane-pole fish and he
had advised her no, not in your
own county. But the game war-
den checked them and, you
know it, in Hardee Lakes you
must have a license. He said it
was because it was a park.
Luckily, he just gave them a
warning.
You can't even keep all the
fish you catch in this lake. I
don't know who makes the
rules, but some need changing!
Stephanie Reid said this park
needed to stay open all the time
and let the people fish.
Hunter Reid is learning to
write with his left hand!
Youngsters handle accidents
better than us old folks! Arthur
Womack finally got out of the
hospital. He was in for over a
month. Paul Clark will see the
doctor the first week of
September to find out when he
will begin his treatments.
Jason Keene is out of the hospi-
tal, but all these are still in need
of prayer.
Some of the men from Fort
Green Baptist were planning to
work on Miss Polly's house last
Saturday. Her ceiling had fall-
en in and you know how much
rain we have had! Well, Satur-
day morning before we even
got out of bed, Sherman said,
"Is that rain?" and you know the
answer! He dressed anyway
and went on over at 7:30 and it
had quit raining.
The men worked and Sher-
man got home around 12:30,
and as we were eating lunch, it
started pouring! Ain't God
good! They plan to work this
Thursday after work and again
next Saturday.
We were driving by the
Methodist Cemetery on Friday
and there were two pickups
with trailers and someone mow-
ing the cemetery! We stopped


and Sylvia Hovind and Sharon
and Paul Adams were mowing
and cleaning up inside the
cemetery. Taylor Carpenter
vas enjoying the ride on her
grandma's tractor.
That is the kind of communi-
ty we are privileged to live in.
People see a need and get busy
and take care of it. We will
have a big cleanup day on Sept.
13 from 9 to 2.
The new 4-H year has begun.
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community club and the fishing
club. The Bowling Green club
told me they were emphasizing
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members this talent. They felt
with the economy in the shape
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ficial.
There is a need for someone.
to lead a new gardening club.
The land is available, if any of
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The GA girls from Fort Green
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Hannah and Holly Brown,
Kaylee Hogenauer, Kasie Pow-
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Drew, Brianna Waters, Cassidy
Wilson and Norma Alejandro.
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300 curves in an 11-mile span.
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to flat land!
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do
hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in
Florida, on November 4, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of
proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
*
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to delete pro-
visions authorizing the Legislature to regulate or prohibit the own-
ership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by
aliens ineligible for citizenship.

Full Text:

ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 2. Basic rights:--All natural persons, female and male
alike, are equal before the law and have 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 protect property; ex)ept that- thC1 .wnrhip, :inhOitana,., die

ianhip may bo rgulatd or prhibi by law. No person shall
be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin,
or physical disability.

No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)
Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT

Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one
man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no
other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.

Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and
local government revenues and expenditures cannot be deter-
mined, but is expected to be minor.

Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one
woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated
as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or
recognized.

No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget 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 considera-
tion 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 up'on adoption, repeals
the existing renewable energy sourdeeevicd 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 taxa-
tion. 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 taxa-
tion.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing in this state, household goods and per-
sonal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is
blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant community and economic development ad
valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or munici-
pality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality vot-
ing on such question in a referendum authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted
shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related
to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to
tangible personal property of such new business and tangible per-
sonal 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 referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By gncral law and oubjo. .. to onditino op.ifi..d thr... ,

onorgy our.. o. doioo and to roal property on whi.h u.h do ioo'
ib inotallad and zpzratcd, to tho valua fixod by gcnroral law not to
o)(oood tho original a-ot of tho doi.oo, and for tho porizd of tim.
fixod by gonoral law not tc axoopod ton yoarc.
(d)(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemp-
tions 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 general law. The
period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a prop-
erty owner shall be determined by general law.
(e)(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property
subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agridultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock In trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at
a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.


(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
in this subsection hereiR.
(1) Assessments subject to ... subsection prFvi'ie. 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 suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection hereiR.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as
of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the home-
stead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided in this subsection heFein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection hroein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of Jan-
uary 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has
received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding 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 homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection hkeein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the assessed value equals
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection herfeiR.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordina'be that'histbric prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of cnaracier'br use Such
character or use assessment shall apply'6ly to th1jurisdiction
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 prop-
erty 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 grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser
of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as defined by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
ment 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 gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this 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 property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-


erty. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in
the determination of the assessed value of real property used for
residential purposes:
(1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of
improving the property's resistance to wind damage.
(2) The installation of a renewable energy source device.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Limitation on the assessed value of real property used for res-


idential purposes.--
(a) The repeal of the renewable energy source property tax
exemption in Section 3 of Article VII shall take effect upon approval


by the voters.
(b) The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII authorizing the
legislature to prohibit an increase in the assessed value of real
property used for residential purposes as the result of improving


the property's resistance to wind damage or installing a renewable


energy source device shall take effect January 1.2009.


No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CONSERVED
LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF LAND USED
FOR CONSERVATION

Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption for real
property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or
other perpetual conservation protections, defined by general law.
Requires Legislature to provide for classification and assessment
of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpetually
encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects
assessment benefit to conditions, limitations, and reasonable def-
initions established by general law. Applies to property taxes
beginning in 2010.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively
by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxa-
tion. 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 taxa-
tion.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing in this state, household goods and per-
sonal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is
blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value
fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant community and economic development ad
valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemp-
tion may be granted only by ordinance of the county or munici-
pality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality vot-
ing on such question in a referendum authorize the county or
municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted
shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and improvements to real property related
to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to
tangible personal property of such new business and tangible per-
sonal 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
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approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
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energy source device and to real property on which such device
is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to
exceed the original cost of the device,;-and for the period of time;
fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality maf, for the purpose of its,
respective tax levy ard subject to the provisions of this subsection
and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemp-
tions 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 general law. The
period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a prop-
erty owner shall be determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein,
twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property
subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
(g) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real
property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes.
including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation
easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as
defined by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limi-
tations, and reasonable definitions specified therein, land used for
conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and


assessedsoaplv on the h bsi of charnctPr or use.


(c)(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 pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(d)(e) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
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 suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as
of January 1 st of the year following the establishment of the home-
stead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro!
vided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-


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ceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revi-
sion is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prio. homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just, value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence 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 application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(e)(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible proper-
ties must be specified by general law.
(D(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law,
provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead prop-
erty 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 grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the less-
er of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(g)(*) For all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of residential real property, as defined by general law, which
contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d)(e) 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 gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(b)(4) For all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limita-
tions set forth in subsections (a) through (d)(e) and (g)(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 property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 28.. Property tax exemption and classification and
assessment of land used for conservation purposes. The amend-
ment to Section 3 of Article VII requiring the creation of an ad val-
orem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for
conservation purposes, and the amendment to Section 4 of Article
VII requiring land used for conservation purposes to be classified
by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or
use for purposes of ad valorem taxation, shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and shall be implemented by January 1.
2010. This section shall take effect upon approval of the electors.
No. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 9, AND 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
ELIMINATING STATE REQUIRED SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX AND
REPLACING WITH EQUIVALENT STATE REVENUES TO FUND
EDUCATION

Ballot Summary:
Replacing state required school property taxes with state rev-
enues generating an equivalent hold harmless amount for schools
through one or more of the following options: repealing sales tax
exemptions not specifically excluded; increasing sales tax rate up
to one percentage point; spending reductions; other revenue
options created by the legislature. Limiting subject matter of laws
granting future exemptions. Limiting annual increases in assess-


ment of non-homestead real property. Lowering property tax mill-
age rate for schools.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at
a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at


just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
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 suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as
of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the home-
stead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revi-
sion is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence 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 application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible proper-
ties 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 prop-
erty 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 grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the less-
er of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as defined by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
ment 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 ten percent (%)
(40%) 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 gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in .this
subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this 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 ten percent (5%)
(40%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.


(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
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 intangi-
ble 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 pur-
poses, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for all school
purposes, five te 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 pur-
poses 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 whol-
ly 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 education.-
(a) Commencing in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. the legislature
shall be prohibited from requiring school districts to lew an ad val-
orem tax as a required local effort for participation in the Florida


Education Finarace m


) 1()b( The leaislature shall re pact of the


elimination of the required local effort as provided in subsection
(a) 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 purpose, except for the current
exemptions for: food: prescription drugs: health services: charita-
ble organizations: religious organizations: residential rent. elec-
tricity and heating fuel: sales of tangible personal property pur-
chased for resale or imported, produced, or manufactured in this
state for export: sales of real property: and sales of intangible per-
sonal property.
b. an increase of up to one percentage point to the sales and
use tax rate in existence on January 6. 2009.
c. spending reductions for other components of the state
budget and revenue increases resulting from economic growth
attributable to lower property taxes.
d. other revenues identified or created by the legislature.
(2) In implementing this section, the amount appropriated and
set in the General Appropriations Act in the 2010-2011 fiscal year
shall not be less than the amount appropriated and set in the
2008-2009 fiscal year for the funding of public schools under the
Florida Education Finance Program. as increased by the average
historical growth for such amounts during state fiscal years 2006-
2007 and 2007-2008. which appropriated and set amount shall be
referred to as the "education hold harmless amount."
(3) Nothing contained herein shall be construed to replace or
eliminate: the ad valorem tax millaqe dedicated to capital outlay.
school renovation and repair, or for the payment of lease purchase
obligations authorized by general law: voter-approved millage
authorized in the constitution: or discretionary ad valorem millage
for school districts authorized by law.
(c) 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 purpose of: encour-
aging economic development and competitiveness: supporting
educational, governmental, literary, scientific, religious, or charita-


ble


s or organizations: or securing tax fairness.


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 28. Implementation of school property tax reform.--
(a) The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII reducing the
maximum annual change in assessments for non-homestead
properties to five percent (5%) from ten percent (10%) shall take
effect January 1. 2009.
(b) The amendment to Section 9 of Article VII reducing to five
mills from ten mills the authorized ad valorem millage for school
purposes shall take effect January 1. 2010.

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 predomi-
nantly for commercial fishing purposes; land used for vessel
launches into water5hat ar~rqavigable and'accessible to the pub-
lic; marinas and drytacksithat 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 rea-
sonable definitions specified by general law.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regula-
tions shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all
property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for
sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at
a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided
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 suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law,
homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January
1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as
of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the home-
stead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to home-
stead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law;
provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have
the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revi-
sion is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a
new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person
received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the
new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000
or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of
(Contlnued On Paae 8BI


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Aug. 24, Patricia Leane Farrow, 19, of 150 Sims Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with deal-
ing in stolen property.
Aug. 24, a residential burglary on Murphy Road, criminal mis-
chief on Lake Branch Road and thefts on Buck Drive and U.S. 17
North were reported.

Aug. 23, Tim Criswell, 55, of Wauchula, was arrested by Dep.
Eric Harrison and charged with DUI and two other traffic viola-
tions.
Aug. 23, criminal mischief on Moffitt Road, and thefts on
Alderman Road, U.S. 17 North and Gilliard Farms Road were
reported.

Aug. 22, Candace Kilpatrick, 21, of 612 Riverchase Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Aug. 22, vehicles stolen on Baker Street and Merle Langford
Road, and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Aug. 21, Carlos Angel Martinez, 34, of 5891 Trumpet St.,
North Port, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Aug. 21, Jawain Dante Robinson, 20, of 1550 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell
and charged with two counts resisting an officer without violence.
Aug. 21, Jeffrey Ray Gilmore, 38, of 1064 Sparrow Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery
and crimes against person by culpable negligence.
Aug. 21, Clyde T. Ratliff, 44, of 206 Riverside Drive, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with battery.
Aug. 21, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North, criminal mis-
chief on Doc Coil Road, and a theft on Stenstrom Road were
reported.

Aug. 20, Brad Elliot Rimes, 26, of 1457 Lisa Drive, Wauchula,
and Maryann Medrano, 39, of 1557 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, were
arrested by Det. Russell Conley and each charged with trespassing
on posted horticultural property and larceny petit theft.
Aug. 20, Robert Garner Douglas, 39, of 1990 E: Main St.,


(Continued From Page 7B)
the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence 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 application of this paragraph to
property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions Qfts subto.taion, allow coun-
ties and municipalities to authorize by ,-rldinanr~gthat historic prop-
Serity'my beassessed.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 prop-
erty 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 grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser
of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction
or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property
as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of residential real property, as defined by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer,and which is not subject to the assess-
ment 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 gen-
eral law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments
of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set
forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this 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 property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qual-
ifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
'in this subsection..
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter,. such property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront
properties shall be based upon the current use of the property:
a. Land used Dredominantlv for commercial fishing purposes.


Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
battery.
Aug. 20, Lorie Ann Shiver, 35, of 124 Meadowlawn Road,
Fort Meade, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
Aug. 20, Peggy Louis Valdiviez, 56, of 301 Georgia St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with
three counts fraud by insufficient funds to issue a check.
Aug. 20, Nikki Lynn Brown, 19, of 2490 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with crimi-
nal mischief damage to property. At the jail, she was detained on
a charge of violation of probation.
Aug. 20, Corey Tinsley, 18, of 2820 Steve Roberts Special,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged
with battery.
Aug. 20, a residential burglary on SR 62 and a theft were
reported.

Aug. 19, Joseph Nicholas Carmona, 44, of 408 E. Oak St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Aug. 19, Manuel Junior Hernandez, 26, of 4404 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged
with aggravated fleeing to elude, withholding support of children,
resisting an officer by refusing to accept/sign citation and no valid
license.
Aug. 19, Michael Dale Shanabarger, 79, of 250 Maxwell Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr., DeBoom
and charged with DUI.

Aug. 18, Linda Fuchs Evans, 44, of 4501 Maple Ave., Bowl-
ing Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on three out-of-
state fugitive warrants.
Aug. 18, Ernest Anthony Rogers, 20, of 1030 Makowski
Road, Wauchula, was arrested on charges of possession of mari-
juana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 18, David Anthony West, 25, of 2653 Brownsville Road,
Arcadia, was arrested on charges of selling methamphetamine
within 1,000 feet.of a church or school and possession/manufac-
ture/delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 18, a residential burglary on Ramon Petteway Road, a
fight at Chamberlain Boulevard/Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
and thefts at Center Hill Road and at U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 23, Paul Ureste, 37, of 611 Green St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with two counts aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief dam-
age to property.
Aug. 23, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.


(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is sub-
ject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as
specified by the legislature by general law.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Assessment of working waterfront property.--The amendment
to Section 4 of Article VII providing for the assessment of working
waterfront property based on current use, and this section, shall
take effect upon approval by the electors and shall first apply to
assessments for tax years beginning January 1. 2010.

No. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Consti4tion torpriflde that
an individual or entity may not be barred from garticipi3g. in any
public program because of religion and to delete the prohibition
against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indi-
rectly 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 respect-
ing the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the
free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices
inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. An individual or
entity mav not be barred from Darticioatina in any public program


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

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that
the Legislature authorize counties to levy a local option sales tax
to supplement community college funding; requiring voter
approval to levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset
after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII.
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and
special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad valorem
taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for
their respective purposes, except ad valorem taxes on intangible
personal property and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment
of bonds and taxes levied for periods not longer than two years
when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of
freeholds therein not 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 pur-
poses, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for all school
purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the north-
west 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 elec-
tors 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


Aug. 22, Javohn Dewayn Camel, 32, of 507 Constitution Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bat-
tery.
Aug. 22, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North, and a- theft on
South 10th Avenue were reported.

Aug. 21, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported.

Aug. 20, Rebecca Patricia Rodriguez, 28, of 4107 Denver
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and
charged with larceny-petit theft. *
Aug. 20, Quinton Stacy Young, 37, of 699 Baker St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan on a charge of violation
of probation.
Aug. 20, criminal mischief on East Main Street and a theft on
U.S. 17 South were reported.

Aug. 19, Tracey Winters, 20, of 3037 Williams Blvd., Valrico,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with resisting an
officer without violence.
Aug. 19, a vehicle stolen on Briarwood Drive was reported.

Aug. 18, a tag stolen on Turner Avenue, a business burglary on
U.S. 17 South, burglary of'a conveyance on Orange Place and a
theft on West Main Street were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 23, Raul Vasquez, 45, of 5169 SR 64 East, Ona, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.

Aug. 21, Seledonio Lozano, 30, of 803 Pleasant Way, Bowlihg
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with bat-
tery.
Aug. 21, criminal mischief at Main Street and Dixiana Avenue
was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Aug. 21, a theft on Wilbur C. King Boulevard was reported.


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(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title:
REQUIRING 65 PERCENT OF SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CLASS-
ROOM INSTRUCTION; STATE'S DUTY FOR CHILDREN'S EDU-
CATION.

Ballot Summary:
Requires at least 65 percent of school funding received by school!
districts be spent on classroom instruction, rather than adminis-
tration; allows for differences in administrative expenditures by dis-
trict. Provides the constitutional requirement for the state to pro-
vide a "uniform, 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 alter-
natives to public school programs without creating an entitlement.

Full Text:

ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 1. Public furrdingt ofeducation.- a ...
(a) The education of children is a fundamental value of the
people of the State of Florida. It is, thereforFe,@paramount dutypof-
the state to make adequate provision for the education of all chil-
dren residing within its borders. This duty shall be fulfilled, at a
minimum and not exclusively, through adequate Adequate provi-
sion shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and
high quality system of free public schools that allows students to.
obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, mainte-
nance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other
public education programs that the needs of the people may
require. Nothing in this subsection creates an entitlement to a pub-
licly-financed private program.
(b) To assure that children attending public schools obtain a
high quality education, the legislature shall make adequate provi-
sion 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 responsibil-
ity 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 classroom by at
least two students per year until the maximum number of students
per classroom does not exceed the requirements of this subsec-
tion.
(c)(b) Every four-year old child in Florida shall be provided by.
the State a high quality pre-kindergarten learning opportunity in
the form of an early childhood development and education pro-
gram which shall be voluntary, high quality, free, and delivered
according to professionally accepted standards..An early child-.
hood development and education program means an organized
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 language and cognitive capabilities and
emotional, social, regulatory and moral capacities through educa-
tion in basic skills and such other skills as the Legislature may
determine to be appropriate.
(d)(e) The early childhood education and development pro-
grams provided by reason of subsection (c) 'ubparagrap(b)
shall be implemented no later than the beginning of the 2005
school year through funds generated 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 spent on classroom
instruction, rather than on administration. Classroom instruction
and administration shall be defined by law. The legislature may
also address differences in administrative expenditures by district


whnos nrimarv mission and responsibility includes Drovidina lower for necessaryservices, such as transportation and food services,


level undergraduate instruction and awarding associate degrees Funds for capital outlay shall-not be included in the calculation
shall be authorized by law to levy a local option sales tax to sup- required by this section.
element the funding of 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


b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel may be reauthorized by the electors as provided by law.


launrches into watem that are navinable


m/j as dd b t t e en to the public.
d Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities. comer.


clal fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair


No. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 1 AND 8
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Section 28 Requirinq sixty-five percent of school funding for
orssalc om instruction --The requirement that sixty-fi f


school funding received by school districts be spent on classroom
instruction in Section 8 of Article IX. and this section, shall first be
applicable to school years commencing during the state fiscal
year 2009-2010.


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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICAC16N A LA CONSTITUCI6N
PARA SER VOTADA EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008
NOTIFICIAC16N DE ELECCI6N

El que suscribe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario de Estado del
Estado de Florida, por medio del present notifica que se realizard
una elecci6n en cada condado de Florida, 4 de Noviembre de
2008, para la ratificaci6n o rechazo de una propuesta modifi-
caci6n de la Constituci6n del estado de Florida.
N? 1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO I, ARTICULO 2
(Legislativo)

Titulo de la papeleta:
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para derogar
las disposiciones que autorizan al la Legislatura a regular o pro-
hibir la propiedad, herencia, disposici6n y posesi6n de bienes
inmuebles a extranjeros que no pueden adquirir la ciudadania.


Texto Complete:
CAPiTULO I
DECLARACI6N DE DERECHOS


ARTiCULO 2. Derechos bdsicos.-- Todas las personas fisicas,
tanto hombres como mujeres, son iguales ante la ley y tienen
derechos inalienables, entire los cuales estAn el derecho a disfru-
tar y defender la vida y la libertad, a buscar la felicidad, a ser rec-
ompensado en su industrial y de adquirir, poseer y proteger
propiedades, oon ,1 to.X.poi6. n qoX red- m i8Y; L : podr, 1 rogulr
o prohibir l8 propio~dd, hronoua, diopoaioion Y poeeoo-- do

dedania Ninguna persona sera privada de cualquier derecho por
causa de raza, religion, nacionalidad o incapacidad fisica.

N2 2
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Iniciativa)

Titulo de la papeleta:
ENMIENDA A LA PROTECC16N DEL MATRIMONIO DE LA FLORI-
DA

Resumen de la papeleta:
Esta enmienda protege al matrimonio como la uni6n legal 6nica
entire un hombre y una mujer como marido y mujer y dispone que
ninguna otra uni6n legal que se trate como a un matrimonio o
como a su equivalent sustancial sera vAlida o reconocida.

Declaraci6n de impact financier:
No se puede determinar con exactitud el impact financiero direc-
to que esta modificaci6n tendra en los ingresos y gastos de los
gobiernos estatal y local, aunque se anticipa que 6ste sea menor.


Texto complete:
ARTiCULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
DECLARACI6N DE DERECHOS


En tanto el matrimonio es la uni6n legal unica entire un hombre y
una mujer como marido y mujer, no serA valida o reconocida
ninguna otra uni6n legal que se trate come a un matrimonio o
como a su equivalent sustancial.

N9 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
REFORMS Y MEJORAS QUE NO AFECTAN EL VALOR DETER-
MINADO DE LA PROPIEDAD RESIDENTIAL

Resumen de la papelefa:
Se autoriza a la Legislatura, conform la ley general, a prohibir la
consideraci6n de reforms o mejoras a la propiedad residential
que incrementen la resistencia al daho causado por viento y la
instalaci6n de equipos fuente de energia renovable come factors
a tener en cuenta pars la determinaci6n del valor de la propiedad
a los fines de la determinaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem. Con
efecto al ser adoptada, la excepci6n existent por equipos fuente
de energia renovable quedar4 sin efecto.


Texto complete:


CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) Toda propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y uti-
lizada exclusivamente por 6sta con fines municipales o piblicos
estara exenta del pago de impuestos. A la municipalidad que
posea una propiedad fuera del ambito de la municipalidad, se le
podrd requerir, conform la ley general, que pague impuestos a la
unidad de recaudaci6n del lugar donde se encuentre la men-
cionada propiedad. Las porciones de propiedades que se utilicen
principalmente con fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, reli-
giosos o caritativos podran estar exentas del pago de impuestos
conforme la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del pago de impuestos, con efecto acu-
mulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de,este estado, los
bienes del hogar y efectos personages hasta el valor determinado
por la ley general, no inferior a mil d6lares, para cada viudo o
viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent,
los bienes hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferi-
or a 500 d6lares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines
de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y conform las dis-
posiciones establecidas por este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el
desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas empresas y expansiones del
negocio de empresas existentes, conform lo dispone la ley gen-
eral. Tal exenci6n podra otorgarse inicamente por ordenanza del
condad o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un
referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar tal
ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera aplicable a las
mejoras a la propiedad realizadas por y para el uso de una nueva
empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relaci6n con la expansion
del negocio de una empresa existent sera asimismo aplicable a
los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes
personals tangibles relacionados con la expansion del negocio
de una empresa existent. El monto o los limits al monto de tal
exenci6n los determinard la ley general. El period de tiempo
durante el cual regira tal exenci6n otorgada a una nueva empresa
6 expansion del negocio de una empresa existente lo determinard
la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exenci6n quedarA sin
efecto transcurridos diez ahos desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad, y podra renovarse
por referendum conform lo establece la ley general.
(d) Confalrma qer condado o municialidad podriona los
osiciones deo este ics y la ley geera otorgar encone al p l d
irpagoo de I mp\to Ad Valorem uparo a pre ervaiorGn hisblr y a
Io p ropiodad on I qu edades hiricas. Eo tal exencin podr, otAor-
dotorminFAo por la yI& general no AupcriOr Ql o1ot1 origin9aI d:I
quipo, por Al poridO6 do tiompo AtArminaIa pcor Ia I69 gYnOr
0a no olporior a iro: AoAo.
(9)(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los
fines de su respective recaudaci6n impositiva y sujeto a las dis-
posiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exenciones al
pago de impuestos Ad Valorem para la preservaci6n hist6rica a
los duehos de propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n podra otor-
garse inicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad.
El monto y los limits al monto de esta exenci6n y los requerim-
ientos para determiner las propiedades alcanzadas los determi-
nara la ley general. El period de tiempo durante el cual estara
vigente esta exenci6n para el propletario lo determinara la ley gen-


eral.
(.)(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujecl6n a las disposi-
clones alli establecidas, veinticinco mil d6lares del valor determi-
nado de la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesto a los bienes per-
sonales tangibles estara exenta del pago de impuestos Ad
Valorem.
ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley
general se establecer&n disposiciones para asegurar una just
valuaci6n de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impuestos Ad
Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n:
(a) La propiedad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la
propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los acufferos de
La Florida o la propiedad utilizada en form exclusive para fines
recreativos no comerciales sera clasificada por la ley general y
evaluada Onicamente en raz6n de su naturaleZa o su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles
conservados para la venta en unidades de intercambio commercial
o en cabezas de ganado podran valuarse para la determinaci6n
de impuestos a un porcentaje especifico de su valor, podran clasi-
ficarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos, o podrdn star exen-
tos del pago de impuestos.
(c) A las personas con derecho a la exenci6n del pago de
impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conforme
el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluard su bien de familiar al
just valor vigente al 1 de enero del aio posterior a la fecha en
que esta reform entire en vigencia.
La mencionada evaluaci6n se modificark iunicamente conform lo
dispuesto en este inciso ae i.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este ijancise diepOeeei se
modificarin anualmente el 1 de enero de cada aio sin que tales
modificaciones excedan el monto menor de los enumerados a
continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del ano anterior.
b. El cambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de EE.UU., todo los
items 1967=100, o informes subsiguientes para el aAo calendario
anterior seg6n lo informado por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los
Estados Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excederA el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominion, con-
forme lo establecido por la ley general, la propiedad constituida
en bien de familiar sera evaluada al just valor vigente al 10 de
enero del ano posterior, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones
del parrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar serb evaluada conforme las disposiciones estable-
cidas en este inciso aqli.
(4) La nueva propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se eval-
uara seg6n el just valor vigente al 1 de enero del aio posterior
a la constituci6n del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n podra
modificarse conform to establecido en este incise e i.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluarin conform la
ley general con la condici6n de que con posterioridad a la revision
de la evaluaci6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o
mejora, la propiedad se evaluara conform Io establecido en este
incisoe ai.
(6) En case de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad se evaluara conform Io dispuesto por ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran ser consider-
adas en forma separada. En caso de que cualquiera de las dis-
posiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un
tribunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectara ni limi-
tara las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 10
de enero de 2009 dal 1 de enero de los ahos subsiguientes que
haya recibido una exenci6n al page de impuestos sobre la
propiedad constituida como bien de familiar conform el Articulo 6
al 10 de enero de cualquier de los dos aAos inmediatos anteriores
a la constituci6n del nuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una
evaluaci6n 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 constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de enero
de 2008 tendra derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de famil-
ia a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal persona recibi6 la
exenci6n al page de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien
de familia'l-10 de enero de 2007. El valor de la propiedad recien-
temente cdnstituida como bien de familiar se determinara de la
siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de enero del ano en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente cdhstituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y
el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del
ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evalua-
da conform las disposiciones qua se establecen en este inciso

2. En case de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
1 de enero del aio en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar serb igual al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido per el just valor del
bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado per el valor determinado' del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en case de que la diferen-
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este par-
rafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien
de familiar serb incrementado de manera tal que la diferencia entire
el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
tir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conform las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conform los principles alli
establecidos, la legislature prevera la aplicaci6n de este parrafo a
la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podrd, por ley general, a los fines de la eval-
uaci6n y conform las disposiciones de este incise, facultar a los
condados y municipalidades a autorizar per ordenanza la evalu-
aci6n de propiedad hist6rica inicamente en raz6n de su natu-
raleza o use. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o use serb
aplicable inicamente dentro de lajurisdicci6n donde se aplique la
ordenanza. Los requerimientos pars la propiedad considerada
admisible seran establecidos per ley general
(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley
general, prever la reducci6n del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de !a construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prop6sito de asignar un espacio pars la vivienda a uno o varies
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
c6nyuge en case de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
pars quien se prove el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 anos o
mas de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte per ciento del valor determinado total de la


propiedad mejorada:
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
propiedad residential, tal.como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en nueve ambientes o menos y que no estd sujeta a las
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos com-
prendidos desde (a) hasta (c), se modificara inicamente con-
forme la dispuesto en este incise.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este incise se modifi-
carin anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la ley;
a condici6n de qua tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no
superen el diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aio anteri-
or.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, conform lo establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de entonces,
la propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo dispuesto en este inciso.


(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducclones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad seran evaluadas conform lo establecido por
la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier
reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evalu-
ada conform lo dispuesto en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n a todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no est6n sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-.
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y
en el inciso (f) podran modificarse,6nicamente segin lo estableci:
do en este inciso. .
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n establecida per ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
sean superiors al diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n d61 aAo
anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
teriof a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley, realizada
en la propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada con-
forme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada .propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, segin lo define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio
en la titularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada con-
forme lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad seran evaluadas conform la ley general. Sin embargo,
luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado,
reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conform lo
establecido en este inciso.
(h) La legislature. conform la lev general y suieto a las condi-
clones alli establecidas podra arohibir la consideraci6n de lo enu-
merado a continuaci6n en relaci6n con la determinaci6n del valor
de la propiedad utilizada para fines residenciales:
(1) Cualauier reform o meiora realizada con el proposito de


meiiaraI& resistencia al dafho causado oar viento.


(2) La instalaci6n de un equipo fuente de energia renovable.


CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA

Limitaci6n al valor determinado de la propiedad utilizada con
fines residenciales.-
(a) El rechazo de la exenci6n al pago de imouestos a la
propiedad en raz6n de la fuente de.energia renovable prevista en
el Articulo 3 del Capitulo VII tendra efecto a partir de la aprobacibn
de los electores.
(b) La modificaci6n al Articulo 4 del Capitulo VII que autoriza a
la leaislatura a prohibir el incremento del valor determinado de la
propiedad utilizada para fines residenciales en rat6n de la meiora
de la resistencia al daeo causado por viento oen raz6n de la insta-
laci6n de un equipo fuente de enerota renovable entrarA en vioen-
cia el 1 de enero de 2009.

N 4
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPiTULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
EXENCI6N AL PAGO DE IMPUESTOS SOBRE PROPIEDAD DE
CONSERVACION PERMANENT; CLASIFICACI6N Y EVALU-
ACION DE LA PROPIEDAD UTILIZADA CON FINES DE CONSER-
VACION

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se solicit a la Legislatura que prevea una exenci6n al pago de.
impuestos sobre la propiedad calificada como espacio de con-
servaci6n permanent y demAs areas protegidas de conservaci6n
permanent, confSfhe Io diSpuesto por la ley. Se solicit a la leg-
islatura que preve la clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la propiedad
utilizada con prop6sitos de conservaci6n y no calificada como tal
en forma permanent inicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su
uso. El beneficio de evaluaci6n queda sujeto a condiciones, lim-
itaciones y definiciones razonables dispuestas por la ley general.
SerA aplicable a los impuestos sobre la propiedad al comenzar el
a&o 2010.


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CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) La propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y uti-
lizada exclusivamente por tal municipalidad pars fines munici-
pales o pbblicos estara exenta del page de impuestos. Se podra
requerir a la municipalidad que pose una propiedad fuera del
Ambito de la municipalidad, conform la ley general, que pague
impuestos a la unidad de recaudaci6n en la que se encuentra la
propiedad. Las porciones de propiedades que se utilicen princi-
palmente con fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o
caritativos podr&n star exentas del page de impuestos conform
la ley general.
(b) Estar&n exentos del page de impuestos, con efecto acu-
mulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de este estado, los
bienes del hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor determinado
por la ley general, no inferior a mil d6lares, y para cada viudo o
viuda 6 persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent,
los bienes hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferi-
or a quinientos d6lares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines
de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y conform las dis-
posiciones establecidas por este incise y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el
desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas empress y expansions del
negocio de empresas existentes, conform lo dispone la ley gen-
eral. Tal exenci6n podrA otorgarse Onicamente por ordenanza del
condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un
referendum autoricen al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar tal
ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera applicable a las
mejoras a la propiedad realizadas par y para el uso de una nueva
empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relaci6n con la expansion
del negocio de una empresa existent sera asimismo aplicable a
los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes
personales tangibles relacionados con la expansion del negocio
de una empresa existent. El monto o los limits al monto de tal
exenci6n los determinara la ley general. El period de tiempo
durante el cuAl regira tal exenci6n otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa existent lo determinara
la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exenci6n quedara sin
efecto transcurridos diez ahos desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de
los electores del condado o la municipalidad, y podra renovarse
por referendum conform lo establece la ley general.
(d) Conforme la lay general y bajo las condiciones alli estable-
cidas, se podra otorgar una exenci6n al page de impuestos Ad
Valorem al equipo fuente de energia renovable y a la propiedad en
la que tal equipo se instale y opere, hasta el valor determinado por
la ley general no superior al cost original del equipo, y per el
period de tiempo determinado por la ley general no superior a
diez afos.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podrA, para los fines.
de su respective recaudaci6n impositiva y sujeto a las disposi-
ciones de este incise y la ley general, otorgar exenciones al page
de impuestos Ad Valorem para la preservaci6n hist6rica a los
duenos de propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n podra otorgarse
Onicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad. El
monto y los limites al monto de esta exenci6n y los requerimien-
tos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determinara
la ley general. El period de tiempo durante el cuAl estarA vigente
esta exencl6n para el propietario lo determinara la lay general.
(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujeci6n a las disposiciones
alli establecidas, veinticinco mil d6lares del valor determinado de
la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesteoa los blenespersonales
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tanglbles estar exenta del pago de impuestos Ad Valorem.
(g) Se otoraaran exenciones al paqo de impuestos Ad
Valorem sobre propiedades dedicadas de manera permanent a
la conservaci6n incluida la paopiedad calificada como espacio de
conservaci6n Dermanente v demis areas proteaidas de conser-


vraclhn permanente. confom ,


SARTICULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley
general se estableceran disposiciones para asegurar una just
valuaciOn de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impuestos Ad
Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n:
S(a) La propledad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la
prbpiedad que genera.gran fecarga de agua para los acufferos de
La Florida'o la prdpiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines
recreativos nb comerciales sera clasificada por la ley general y
evaluada inicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
(b) Conforme Io dissuesto por la lev general v suieto'a las
condicionries limitacion'es y definiciones razonables que alli se
establecen, la propiedad utilizada con fines de conservacion se
clasificarA por la leyv general y se evalua.rA~ nicamente en raz6n de


su naturaleza o su uso.
(c) (b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles
conservados para la venta en unidades de intercarmbio commercial
o en ca~ezas de ganado. podrAn valuarse para la determinaci6n
de impuestos a uri porcentaje especifico de su valor, podran clasi-
ficarse para la determinacion de impuestos, o podran estar exen-
tos del pago de impuestos
(d)(e) A las personas con derecho a la exenci6n del pago de
impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conforme
el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluara su bien de familiar al
just valor vigente al 1: de enero del afit posterior a la fecha en
que esta reform entire en yigbncia.
La mencionada evaluac1in se modificara Inicamente conform lo
aqui dispuesto.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por esta disposici6n se mod-
ificaran anualmente' Pl 1 de enero de cada ailo sin que tales mod-
ificaciones excedan el monto menor'de los enumerados a contin-
uacion: ,
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del afio anterior.
Sb; El cambid porcentual en el indice de Precios al Consumidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbaio de EE.UU., todo los
items 1967= 100. o informes subsiguientes para el afno calendario
anterior seg6n lo informado por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los
Estados Unidos y el organism de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluac16n excederd el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominion, con-
forme.lo establecido por la.ley general, la propiedad constituida
en"'bien de familiar sera evaluada al just valor vigente al 10 de
enero del aio posterior, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones
del parrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui
establecidas.
(4) La nueva prooiedad constituida en bien de'familia se eval-
uara segLri el'justo valor vigente al 10 de enero del aho posterior
a la constitucion del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n podr mod-
.ficarse conforme to aqui establecido
(' (5) Las reforms. ;agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluaran conform la
ley general con la condition de que con posterioridad a la revision
de la evaluaci6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o
mejora, la propiedad se evaluara conforme lo aqui establecido.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad se evaluara conforme io dispuesto por ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran ser consider-
adas en forma separada. En caso de que cualquiera de las dis-
posiciones de esta reform sea declarada indonstitucional por un
tribunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectar& ni limi-
tare las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constituye un nuevo bien de familiar al 10
de enero de 2009 o al 10 de enero de los anos subsiguientes que
haya recibido una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la
propiedad cpnstituida como bien de familiar conform el articulo 6
al 1: de enero de cualquier de los dos anos inmediatos anteriores
a la constitucion del nuevo bien de familiar tendrd derecho a una
evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de familia a un valor menor al just
yalor. En caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero de 2008,
ja persona q'ue constitute un nuevo'bien dp familia al 1 de enero
de 2008 tendr6 derecho a una evaluaci6h del nuevo bien de famil-
ia a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal persona recibi6 la
exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien
de familiar el 1 de enero de 2007. El valor de la propiedad recien-
temente constituida como bien de familiar se determinard de la
siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero del aho en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto centre $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y
el valor determrinado del bien de familiar anterior al 10 de enero del
aho en quoe el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entoncesla propiedad'constitiuida en bien de familiar sera evalua-
daconforme las'disposiciones que aqui se establecen.
2: En:caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
1 de enero del ario en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido, el valor determinado' del nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del
bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del
bien. de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferen-
cia entire el justoavalor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este par-
rafo, sea mayor a'$500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien
de'familia serA incrementado de manera tal que, la diferencia entire
el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
tir de entonces, la'propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada corforme las disposiciones aquf establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conform los principios
aqui establecidos, la legislature prevera la aplicaci6n de 6ste par-
rafo a la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
(e)(0) La legislature podra, por ley general, a los fines de la
evaluaci6n y conform las disposiciones de 6ste inciso, facultar a
los condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la eval-
uaci6n de propiedad hist6rica icnicamente en raz6n. de su natu-
raleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso
serk aplicable Cnicamente dentro de la iurisdicci6n donde se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimie'ntos para la propiedad con-
siderada admisible serin establecidos pdr ley general.
(f)(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley
general, prever 'la reducci6n del -valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de la construcc1on o reconstruccion de la propiedad con el
proposito de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o varies
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adopt!vos del propietario o del
conyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 asios o
ms de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la con-
struccion o iecoristrucci6n de la proplddad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad mejorada.
(g)(4) Enbirelacion con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de
las obligaciones en rain del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en riueve ambientes o menos y que no esta sujeta a las
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos com-
prendidos desde (a) hasta (d) (e), se modificard ~nicamente con-
forme la dispuesto en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la
ley;'pero tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superaran el
diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del ahio anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, cdnforme lo establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propledad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de entonces,


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propiedad y clasificaci6n v evaluaci6n de la propiedad utilizada
para fines de conservaci6n. La reform del Articulo 3 del Capitulo.
VII que require la creaci6n de la exenci6n del pago de impuestos
Ad Valorem a la propiedad dedicada con caracter permanent a
fines de conservaci6n. y. en relaci6n con la determinacibn de
impuestos Ad Valorem. la reform del Articulo 4 del Capitulo VII
que require que la propiedad utilizada con fines de conservaci6n
sea clasificada por la lev aenerai v inicamente evaluada en raz6n
de su naturaleza o su uso. serd implementada a partir del 10 de
enero de 2010. Este articulo tendrA efecto a partir de la
aprobaci6n de los electores.
Ne 5
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 4, 9 Y 19
CAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
ELIMINACION DEL REQUISITO DEL ESTADO DE FIJAR
IMPUESTOS A LA PROPIEDAD ESCOLAR Y REEMPLAZO POR
LA EQUIVALENT 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 que genera un
monto equivalent protegido para las escuelas mediante una o
mis de las opciones enumeradas a continuaci6n: rechazo de las
exenciones de pago de impuestos que no est6n especificamente
excluidas; incremento del indice del impuesto sobre las ventas
hasta un punto porcentual respective; gasto de las los ingregos;
otras opciones de recaudaci6n creadas por la legislature. Limited
al contenido de leyes que otorguen futuras exenciones. Limite al
incremento annual de evaluaci6n de propiedades que no estAn
constituidas en bien de familiar. Reducci6n al tibnto delffdice del
.impuesto a la propiedad escolar. . f


Texto complete:


CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTICULO 4. Impuestos; evaluaci6n.-Conforme la ley gener-
al se dictarin disposiciones para garantizar un just valor para
toda la propiedad alcanzada por los impuestos Ad Valorem, suje-
to a las condiciones enumeradas a continuaci6n:
(a) La propiedad dedicada a la explotaci6n agricola, la
propiedad que produce gran cantidad de descarga de agua para
los acuiferos de La Florida o la propiedad utilizada exclusivamente
con fines recreativos no-comerciales podrd ser clasificada por la
ley general y evaluada Inicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su
uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general, los bienes personales tangibles
conservados como unidades de intercambio commercial o cabezas
de ganado podran ser evaluados a los fines impositivos a un por-
centaje especifico de su valor, ser clasificados a los fines imposi-
tivos o podran star exentos del pago de impuestos.
(c) La propiedad de las personas con derecho a exenci6n del
pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de
familiar conform el Articulo 6 de 6ste Capitulo sera evaluada al
just valor vigente al 1 de enero del afo posterior a la fecha de
entrada en vigencia de esta reform.
Esta evaluaci6n serd modificada inicamente conform las dis-
posiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por esta disposici6n se mod-
ificarAn anualmente el 1 de enero de cada ario pero tales modifi-
caciones a las evaluaciones no superarin el monto menor de los
items enumerados a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del afo anterior.
b. El camblo porcentual del indice de Precios al Consumidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de EE.UU., todos los
items 1967=100, o los informed subsiguientes del afio calendario
anterior seg6n el informed del Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados
Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera un valor just.
(3) Conforme la ley general, luego de un cambio de dominion,
la propinlarl rmnnQtit irind nmn' hian ria familiar serA avaluada a un
just valor al 1 de enero del aho siguiente salvo que se apliquen
las disposiciones del pArrafo (8). A partir de entonces la
propiedad serA evaluada conform lo que aqui se establece.
(4) La propiedad nueva constituida como bien de familla sera
evaluada a un just valor a partir del 1 de enero del aho siguiente
a la constituci6n en bien de familiar salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n solo se
modificara conform las disposiciones aquf establecidas.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar seran evaluadas de con-
formidad con la ley general, con la condici6n de que con posteri-
oridad a las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras la
propiedad sea evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui estable-
cidas.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad sera evaluada conform la ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran considerarse en
forma separada. En caso de que alguna de las disposiciones de
esta reform fuera declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal com-
petente, la decision de tal tribunal no afectard o disminuirA la
validez de las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a
partir del 10 de enero del afio 2009 o el 1 de enero de los aaos
posteriores y que haya sido beneficiaria de la exenci6n de
impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conform
el Articulo 6 de 6ste Capitulo a partir del 1 de enero de cualquiera
de los dos aros inmediatos anteriores a la constituci6n del nuevo
bien de familiar tendra derecho a una nueva evaluaci6n del bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En caso de que se apruebe
esta revisi6n en enero de 2008, la persona que constituya un
nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 tendra dere-
cho a la evaluaci6n de la propiedad constituida como bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo en el caso de que tal
persona haya sido beneficiaria de la exenci6n de impuestos sobre


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por ley aprobada por el voto de los electores cuya propiedad no
esta totalmente exenta del pago de impuestos. El condado que
brinde servicios a la municipalidad podrd, dentro de los t6rminos
de la ley, fijar impuestos adicionales dentro de los limits fijados
para fines municipals.
ARTICULO 19. Reemplazo de impuestos Ad Valorem requeri-
dos por la legislature por otros fondos para educaci6n.-
(a) Con efecto a partit del period fiscal 2010-2011. la legis-
latura estA prohibido de reauerir que los distritos escolares impon-
gan impuestos Ad Valorem en caracter de un esfuerzo local exigi-
ble Dara participar en el Proarama de Educaci6n v Finanzas de La
Florida o un oroarama posterior.


(b)l(1 La leaislatura remplazard el efecto en los inaresos pro-


ducidos por la eliminaci6n del esfuerzo local reauerido segan lo
establece el inciso (a) mediante una o varias de las opciones enu-
meradas a continuaci6n:
a. El rechazo a las exenciones de impuestos sobre las ventas.
aue son fijadas no para proveer o servir a los fines poblicos salvo
la exenci6n actual aplicable a: alimentos. medicamentos. servi-
cios de salud. oraanizaciones ben6ficas. oraanizaciones reli-
giosas. alquiler de casa. electricidad Y omnusti blearacalfac-


a propiedad sera evaluada conform lo dispuesto en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad seran evaluadas conform Io establecido por
a ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier
reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evalu-
ada conform Io dispuesto en este inciso.
(h)(j) En relaci6n a todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no est6n sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos entire (a) y (d)(e)
y en el inciso (g)() podrAn, modificarse inicamente segun lo
establecido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
carin anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n establecida por ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
sean superiores al diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aio
anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley, realizada
en la propiedad.
A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada con-
forme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podrd establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, segin 16 define la ley, incluido cualquier cambio en la tit-
ularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad. A par-
tir de entonces, la mencionada propiedad serA evaluada con-
forme lo establecido en este inciso,
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad seran evaluadas conforme la ley general. Sin embargo,
luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado,
reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conform lo
establecido en este inciso.
CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
ARTiCULO 28. Exenci6n al oaao de imouestos sobre la


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la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero de 2007.
El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de
familiar sera determinado de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero del aho en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y
el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 10 de enero del
ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar serA evalua-
da conforme las disposiciones que aqui se establecen.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
10 de enero del aho en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera igual.al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del
bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferen-
cia centre el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este par-
rafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien
de familiar serA incrementado de manera tal que la diferencia centre
el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A par-
tir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conforme los principios alli
establecidos, la legislature prevera la aplicaci6n de 6ste pArrafo a
la propiedad que tenga mis de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podrd, por ley general, a los fines de la eval-
uacion y conforme las disposiciones de este inciso, facultar a los
condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la evalu-
aci6n de propiedad hist6rica tnicamente en raz6n de su natu-
raleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso
serd aplicable inicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n done se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad con-
siderada admisible serdn establecidos por ley general.
(e) Un condado podr&, de la manera establecida por la ley
general, prever la reducci6n del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prop6sito de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o various
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
c6nyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 asos o
mas de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad mejorada.
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en nueve ambientes o menos y que no estA sujeta a las
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos com-
prendidos desde (a) hasta (c), se modificard inicamente con-
forme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
cardn anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la
ley; a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones
no superarAn el cinco die por ciento (5%) (48%) de la evaluacion
del ano anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, conforme lo establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad serA evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de entonces,
la propiedad sera evaluada conforme las disposiciones estableci-
das en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad serdn evaluadas conf6rrrie lo establecido por
la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de ladYevisi6n por cualquier
reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad serA evalu-
ada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no est6n sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y
en el inciso (f) podran modificarse unicamente segnn lo estable-
cido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
carin anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n establecida por ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
seran superiores al cinc 4iea por ciento (5W) (4-%) de la evalu-
aci6n del ano anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excederA el just valor.
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a una mejora de calidad, conforme lo define.la ley, realizada
en la propiedad. A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad
serd evaluada conforme las disposiciones previstas en este
inciso.
(4) La legislature podr& establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, segin lo define la ley, incluido cualquier cambio en la tit-
ularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad. A par-
tir de entonces la mencionada propiedad serA evaluada conform
Io establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad seran evaluadas conforme la ley general. Sin embargo,
luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado,
reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo
establecido en este inciso.
ARTICULO 9. Impuestos locales.-
(a) Serd obligatorio para los condados, distritos escolares y
municipalidades y optativo para los distritos especiales contar con
la autorizaci6n legal para recaudar impuestos Ad Valorem y la
autorizaci6n de la ley general para recaudar otros impuestos para
sus respectivos prop6sitos, con excepci6n de los impuestos Ad
Valorem sobre los bienes personales intangibles y los impuestos
ornhihirr~n on aots mrnctiltai in
(b) En relaci6n con los impuestos Ad Valorem, con exclusion
de los impuestos fijados para el pago de garantias e impuestos
fijados por periods menores a dos aIos autorizados por el voto
de electores cuya propiedad no est. totalmente exenta del pago
de impuestos, su valor no podra exceder los months enumerados
a continuacion en relaci6n con el valor determinado para los
bienes reales y bienes personales tangibles: para el condado,
diez millones; para la municipalidad, diez millones; para las
escuelas, cinco edie millones; para la administraci6n del agua en
la region noroeste del estado ubicada al oeste de la division centre
las montafias del Este nimerp dos y tres, 0.05 millones; para la
administraci6n del agua del area restante del estado, 1.0 millones;
y para todos los dem.s distritos especiales un monto autorizado









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cl6n. venta de bienes personales tangibles adguiridos para la
reventa. importados. producidos o fabricados en este estado para
ser exportados. venta de propiedad v venta de bienes personales
intangibles.
b. El aumerto de hasta un punto de uno oor ciento al indice
del imouesto sobre las vents v al uso vigente al 6 de enero 2009.


c. Gasto de las reducciones de otros components del pre-


supuestovy aumento en los ingresos del estado como resultado
del crecimiento econ6mico atribuible a los baios impuestos sobre
la propiedad.
d. Otros inaresos identificados o creados por el Poder
Legislative,.
(2) Al implementarse este articulo. el monto apropiado v
establecido en la Ley de Pro'! i6n de Fondos Generales en el
period fiscal 2010-2011 no .. inferior al monto apropiado v
establecido en el ario fiscal 2008-2009 para los fondos aplicados
a la educaci6n pthblica conform el Programa de Educaci6n v
Finanzas del Estado de La Florida seagn sea incrementado Dor el
crecimiento hist6rico promedio para tales months durante los
periodos fiscales del estado 2006-2007 y 2007-2008 cuyo monto
apropiado y establecido se denominarA "monto proteaido para la
educaci6n".
(3) Ninagn contenido incluido en la present sera interpretado
como reemplazo o anulaci6n de: en relaci6n con los impuestos
Ad Valorem. los months alocados a la distribuci6n del capital, la
(enovaci6n y reparaci6n de las escuelas. o para el paao de obliaa-
ciones de compraventa o alquiler autorizados por lev general: los
months aprobados por voto en la constituci6n: months discre-
cionales Ad Valorem autorizados por lev asianados a los distritos
escolares. i
(c) Toda ley que cree una exenci6n al impuesto sobre las ven-
tas deberA incluir la cuesti6n de la exenci6n particular v contar
rwnn. lat rainsin de IA Ianislatura determinando iue tal exenci6n


preve o sirve a los pro


p-blicos de: el foment a la com-l
. publicos de: el fomento a la com-


petitlyided y el desarrollo econ6mico; el apoyo a iniciativas u orga-
nirneingg Pducativas de aoblerno lit i-


o dec r'ridad: o Ia narantia de la enuidad tributaria.


CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA

ARTICULO 28. Implementaci6n de la reform al impuesto
sobre la propiedad escolar.-
(a) Las modificaciones al Articulo 4 del Capitulo VII que reduce
de diez por ciento (10%) a cinco por ciento (5%) el cambio maxi-
mo annual en las evaluaciones para las prooiedades no constitu-
idas como bien de familiar entrarAn en viaencia el 10 de enero de
2QQai
(b) La modificaci6n al Articulo 9 del Capitulo VII que reduce de
diez millones a cinco millones el monto Ad Valorem autorizado
para los fines de educaci6n entrarA en viaencia del 10 de enero de


N- 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULO 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD COSTERA UTILIZABLE BASA-
DA EN EL USO ACTUAL

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se prev6 la evaluaci6n basada en el uso de la propiedad utilizada
principalmente para la pesca commercial, la propiedad utilizada
para el lanzamiento de embarcaciones a aguas navegables y de'
acceso al public; marinas y guarderias fuera del agua con acce-
so al public, y astilleros dependientes del agua, instalaciones
para la pesca commercial e instalaciones para la construcci6n y
reparaci6n de embarcaciones y sus actividades de soporte suje-
tas a las condiciones, restricciones y definiciones razonables
establecidas por la ley general.


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Q APTULO VII .
FINAlZAS E IMPUESTOS


ARTiCULO 4. Impuestos; evaluaci6n.-- Por ley general se dic-
-tarin reglamentaciones para asegurar una just evaluaci6n de la
propiedad en relaci6n con la fijaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem,
con las siguientes condiciones:
(a) La tierra utilizada para la explotaci6n agricola, la tierra que
genera gran cantidad de recarga de agua para los acuiferos de La
Florida o la tierra utilizada exclusivamente para fines recreativos
no comerciales podra ser clasificada por la ley general y evaluada
unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personale4 tangibles
conservados para la venta en forma de unidades para el inter-
cambio comercial.o cabezas de ganado podran ser evaluados a
los fines de la determinaci6n de impuestos a un determinado por-
centaje de su valor, podran ser clasificados a los fines de la deter-
minaci6n de impuestos o podran resultar exentos del pago de
impuestos.
(c) La propiedad de las personas con derecho a la exenci6n
de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar
conforme el Articulo 6 de 6ste Capitulo sera evaluada a un just
valor a partir del 10 de enero del aro siguiente a la fecha de entra-
da en vigencia de esta reform.
Esta evaluaci6n solo podra cambiar por aplicaci6n de lo que aqui
se establece.
S(1) Las evaluaciones que caen bajo 6sta regla se modificaran
anualmente el 10 de enero de cada aio a condici6n de que tales
modificaciones en las evaluaciones no podran superar el monto
menor de lo que se enumera a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluaci6n del ano anterior
b. El cambio porcentual del Indice de Precios al Consumidor
en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de EE.UU., todos los
items.1967 =100, o los informed subsiguientes del aio calendario
anterior segun el informed del Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados
Unidds y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excederd el valor just.
(3) Conforme la ley general, luego de un.cambio de dominion,
la propiedad constituida como bien de familiar sera evaluada a un
just valor a partir del 1 de enero del ano siguiente salvo que se
apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8). A partir de entonces la
propiedad sera evaluada conforme lo que aqui se establece.
(4) La propiedad nueva constituida como bien de familiar sera
evaluada a un just valor a partir del 10 de enero del aro siguiente
a la constituci6n en bien de familiar salvo que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del p&rrafo (8). La mencionada evaluaci6n solo se
modificard conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar seran evaluadas de con-
formidad con la ley general, con la condici6n de que con posteri-
oridad.a las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras la
propiedad sea evaluada conforme las disposiciones aqui estable-
cidas.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la
propiedad sera evaluada conform la ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podrdn ser consider-
adas en forma separada. En caso de que alguna de las disposi-
ciones de esta reform fuera declarada inconstitucional por un tri-
bunal competent, la decision de tal tribunal no afectard o dis-
minuird la validez de las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a, La persona que constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a
partir del 10 de enero del ano 2009 o el 10 de enero de los anos
osteriores y que haya sido beneficiaria de la exenci6n de
pmpuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar conform
el articulo 6 de 6ste Capitulo a partir del 10 de enero de cualquiera
de los dos afos inmediatos anteriores a la constituci6n del nuevo
blen de familiar tendra derecho a una nueva evaluaci6n del bien de
familiar a in valor menor al just valor. En caso de que se apruebe
esta revision en enero de 2008, la persona que constituya un
nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 tendrA dere-
cho a la evaluaci6n de la propiedad constituida como bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo en el caso de que tal
persona haya sido Peneficiaria de la exenci6n de impuestos sobre
la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 10 de enero de 2007.
El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de


a. Propledad utilizada principalmente para la pesca commercial.
b Pronieded neensible al pdblico utilized n-


to de embarcacic
c. Marinas y


auas nave ables.
s fuera del agua con acceso al opblico.


di. Astilleras dependientes del aqua. instalaciones oara Ia
peca cmerciaI A instalacloeenar m Ia eonatrucci6n v reoaraci6n


de embarcaciones v sus


(2) El beneficio para la evaluaci6n aue se establece en este
inciso esta sujeto a las condiciones y restricciones y las defini-
ciones razonables conforme los dispone la legislature v la lev gen-
eral.

CAPITULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
Evaluaci6n de la propiedad costera utilizable. -La modificaci6n al
Artiffulr 4 del Canitulo VII done se prev6 la evaluaci6n de la


pro iedad cost.
propiedad cost


able en base al uso actual de la prooiedad.


vyen base a este articulo, entrard en viaencia al ser aprobada por
cilp lAtrsvsr liable en orimera instani a o va-


clones r


adas para los periods fiscales que comiencen el 1


de enero de 2010.


N? 7
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO I, ARTICULO 3
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)


Titulo de la papeleta:
LIBERTAD DE RELIGION.

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone la reform de la Constituci6n del Estado con el obje-
to de asegurar que ningsn individuo o entidad sea privado del
derecho de participar en cualquier program public en raz6n de
su religion y anular la prohibici6n de la utilizaci6n de la recau-
daci6n del tesoro publico en forma direct o indirecta para brindar
asistencia a cualquier iglesia, secta o denominaci6n religiosa o
para brindar asistencia a cualquier instituci6n sectaria.


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CAPITULOt' o ,.


DECLARACION DE DERECHOS

ARTICULO 3. Libertad de Religi6n. -No habrA ley alguna con
relaci6n a la instauraci6n de una religion o a la prohibici6r o
penalizaci6n de su respective practice. La libertad de religion nd
justificara practice alguna que sea incompatible con la moral
piblica, la paz y la seguridad. Ninagn individuo o entidad ser& pri-
vado de narticinar en cua.lnquic r nronrama ntiblicn en raz6n de su


familiar sera determinado de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor de la propiedad
anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 1" de enero del aio en
que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor de la propiedad
recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent al
menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y
el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del
aio en que el blen de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar serb evalua-
da conforme las disposiciones que aqui se establecen.
S2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
1 de enero del afo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desti-
tuido: el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al
just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del
bien de farilia anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del
bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en.caso de que la diferen-
cia entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor deter-
minado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conforme este parrafo
sea mayor a $500.000, ellvalor determinado del nuevo bien de
familiar ser& incrementado dernanera tal que la diferencia entire el
just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evalua-
da conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conforme los principios alli
establecidos, la legislature preverA la aplicaci6n de 6ste pArrafo a
la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, a los fines de la eval-
uaci6n y conforme las disposiciones de 6ste inciso, facultar a los
condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la evalu-
aci6n de propiedad hist6rica inicamente en raz6n de su natu-
raleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso
sera aplicable tnicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n donde se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad con-
siderada admisible serAn establecidos por ley general.
(e) Un condado podrA, de la manera establecida por la ley
general, prever la reducci6n del valor determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que result
de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prop6sito de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o varies
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o del
c6nyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 afios o
mAs de edad. Tal reducci6n no deberA ser superior al monto
menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad mejorada.
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la evaluaci6n de la
Spropiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que con-
siste en nueve ambientes o menos y que no'esta sujet a alas
restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos com-
prendidos desde (a) hasta (c), se modificardi nicamente con-
forme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la ley,
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no
superen el diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del aho anteri-
or.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n exceder' el just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, conform lo establecido por la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propi-
etaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del
just valor vigente a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad sera evaluada conform las disposiciones
establecidas en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la men-
cionada propiedad ser&n evaluadas conforme lo establecido por
la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier
reform, ag.egado, :educci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera evalu-
ada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las
obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las evaluaciones de
bienes reales que no esten sujetos a las restricciones a la evalu-
aci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y
en el inciso (f) podrAn modificarse unicamente segan lo estableci-
do en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n establecida por ley
a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no
sean superiores al diez por ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del afo
anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor,
(3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley general,
realizada en la propiedad.
A partir de entonces, la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada
conforme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la men-
cionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, segin lo define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio
en la titularidad de la Instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad.
A partir de entonces, la mencioriada propiedad sera evaluada
conform lo establecido.en este.inciso...
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ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULO 9
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
OPC16N LOCAL FONDOS PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO
DOCENTE DE EDUCATION TERCIARIA

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone la reform de la Constituci6n del Estado con el obje-
to de solicitar a la Legislatura que autorice a.los condados a fijar
una opci6n local de impuesto sobre las ventas en caracter de
suplemento a la financiaci6n del establecimiento docente de edu-
caci6n terciaria; con el requisite de contar con la aprobaci6n por
voto para fijar tal impuesto y con la condici6n de que los
impuestos aprobados queden sin efecto al transcurrir 5 afnos y
puedan ser autorizados nuevamente por voto.

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CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS

ARTiCULO 9. Impuestos locales.-
(a) Sera obligatorio para condados, distritos escolares y
municipalidades y optativo para distritos especiales, contar con
autorizaci6n legal para fijar impuestos Ad Valorem y autorizaci6n
de ley general para fijar otros impuestos, en relaci6n con sus
respectivos prop6sitos, a excepci6n de los impuestos Ad Valorem
sobre los bienes personales intangibles y los impuestos.pro-
hibidos por esta constituci6n.
(b) En relaci6n con los impuestos Ad Valorem, con exclusion
de los impuestos fijados para el pago de garantias e impuestos
fijados por periods menores a dos arios autorizados por el voto
de electores cuya propiedad no esta totalmente exenta del pago
de impuestos, su valor no podra exceder los months enumerados
a continuaci6n en relaci6n con el valor determinado para los
bienes reales y bienes personales tangibles: para el condado,
diez millones; para la municipalidad, diez millones; para los
escuelas, diez millones; para la administraci6n del agua en la
region noroeste del estado ubicada al oeste de la division entire
las montaias del este nimero dos y tres, 0.05 millones; para la
administraci6n del agua del area restante del estado, 1.0 millones;
y para todos los demas distritos especiales un monto autorizado
por ley aprobada por el voto de los electores cuya propiedad no
estA totalmente exenta del pago de impuestos. El condado que
brinde servicios a la municipalidad podr&, dentro de los terminos
de la ley, fijar impuestos adicionales dentro de los limits fijados
para.fines municipales.
(c) Aquellos condados que cuenten con.el servicio de una
instituci6n pDblica de libre acceso cuya misiori y responsabilidad
incluya la provision de instrucci6n terciaria de nivel initial y que
otorgue licenciaturas asociadas. contar6n'con autorizaci6n legal
para fijar una opci6n local de impuesto a las ventas en caracter de
suplemento a la manutenci6n de la instituci6n. El impuesto no
podra fijarse a menos que cuente con la aprobaci6n de los elec-
tores de cada condado que obtiene el servicio de la instituci6n.
La opci6n de impuLsto local quedarA sin efecto al transcurrir cinco
anos y podra ser autorizada nuevamente por los electores segin
lo establecido por la ley.

N ,N- 9
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO IX, ARTICULOS 1 Y 8
CAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)

Titulo de la papeleta:
SOLICITUD DE 65 POR CIENTO DE LOS FONDOS DE EDU-
CACION PARA LA INSTRUCCION EN LAS AULAS; OBLIGACION
DEL ESTADO PARA LA EDUCACION DE LOS NINOS

Resumen de la papeleta:
Se require que al menos 65 por ciento de los fondos de edu-
caci6n que los distritos escolares reciben sea utilizado para la
instrucci6n en aulas, y no para administraci6n; permit que exis-
tan diferencias en relaci6n con los gastos de administraci6n en
cada distrito. Establece que el requerimiento constitutional para
el estado de brindar un sistema de educaci6n piblica gratuita
uniformm, eficiente, seguro y de alta calidad" es una obligaci6n
basica no excluyente. Se revierte el precedent legal que prohibe
asignar los fondos publicos de la educaci6n publica para alterna-
tivas a la educaci6n publica brindadas por colegios privados sin
que ello implique la adquisici6n de un derecho.

Texto complete:

CAPITULO IX
EDUCACION

ARTICULO 1. Fondos pQblicos asignados a la educaci6n.-
(a) La educaci6n de los nifos constitute un valor fundamental
para el pueblo del Estado de La Florida. Es, por lo tanto, una
obligaci6n crucial del Estado proveer los recursos adecuados
para la educaci6n de todos los nifos que habitan dentro de sus
fronteras. Esta obliaaci6n deber& ser cumplida, como minimo v
no de manera exclusive. mediante la adecuada -Una .adeeoada
provision deboreA r-Foliiarc por ley de un sistema de escuelas
ptiblicas gratuitas uniform, eficiente, seguro y de alta calidad que
posibilite a los estudiantes obtener una educaci6n de alta calidad
y para el establecimiento, mantepimiento y operaci6n de institu-
ciones de studios superiores y demas programs de educaci6n
ptblica que las necesidades del pueblo asi lo dicten. No hay en
este inciso contenido alguno aue implique un derecho a un pro-
arama privado financiado con fondos publicos.


(b) Para garantizar una educaci6n de alta calidad a los niros
que asisten a las escuelas publicas, la legislature se asegurarA de
que para comienzos del period lectivo 2010 haya suficiente can-
tidad de aulas de manera tal que:
(1) El nimero maximo de alumnos asignados a cada maestro
que dicta clase en las aulas de una escuela pablica entire los nive-
les de jardin de infants y 3er grado no sea superior a 18 alum-
nos.
(2) El nmmero maximo de alumnos asignados a cada maestro
que dicta clase en las aulas de una escuela piblica entire los nive-
les de 4to grado y 8vo grado no sea superior a 22 alumnos, y
(3) El nimero maximo de alumnos asignados a cada maestro
que dicta clase en las aulas de una escuela piblica entire los nive-
les de 9no grado y 12vo grado no sea superior a 25 alumnos.

El requisite relative a la cantidad de alumnos al que se refiere este
inciso no se aplica a classes extracurriculares. El pago del cost
asociado con la reducci6n de la cantidad de alumnos p;ra
cumplir con este requerimiento es responsabilidad del estado y
no de los distritos escolares locales. Al comenzar el period fis-
cal 2003-2004, el Poder Legislativo asignarA suficiente fondos
para reducir el numero promedio de alumnos en cada aula en al
menos dos alumnos por aho hasta tanto el maximo numero de
alumnos por aula no exceda los requerimientos de este inciso.
() (b) El Estado de La Florida proveer& a todo nifio de cuatro
afos de edad una oportunidad de aprendizaje de alta calidad
para el nivel de jardin de infants en forma de un program de
educaci6n y desarrollo para la infancia temprana voluntario, de
alta calidad, gratuito y. dictado segln parAmetros profesionales
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GET THE PICTURE?
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is an aphorism that
we've all likely heard and understood. When you see a cute photo
of a child and proud parent displaying even the smallest of fish,
you get a sense of the power of images to convey not only thoughts
but feelings.
Unfortunately, some of those same photos we can accidental-
ly convey the wrong message. If published, they can proliferate
unsafe or illegal practices. In other cases, they may simply fail to
reinforce important safety and conservation messages.
For those reasons, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission has recently taken a more proactive stance by devel-
oping "Image Guidelines for Fishing and Boating Scenes," with
examples of the good, the bad and the ugly online at our Web site.
The FWC realizes that promoting Florida fishing and boating
includes not only an obligation to portray the fun, excitement and
camaraderie in a positive fashion, but also to reflect safe and sus-
tainable use of Florida's natural resources. We are proud that so
many fine publications print Fish Busters each month, and we
encourage them and all of their contributors to review these photo
guidelines and use them when possible to strengthen both the
appeal and important messages that their photography conveys.
The following photography tips and guidelines are just a sum-
mary of the full document, which we believe will be helpful to
every angler. Next time you go fishing or boating bring along a
camera to capture the memories, and remember these tips to help
produce a great photo and remind you of what it takes to be safe
around the water and to help ensure fish for tomorrow's enjoyment
as well.
Subject Matter Tips
1.) Photos of anglers should reflect good taste and
safe, legal and conservation-minded fishing practices.
2.) Emphasize the fun of fishing with big smiles and
natural settings. Avoid trash in the background, excess
blood and tobacco or alcohol.
3.) Ensure appropriate boating safety equipment is
evident in the photo. For instance, life jackets should
always be on children in a boat.
4.) Photos should depict safe boating practices,
including avoiding overloading small vessels, use of kill
switches, etc.
5.) Fish that are illegal to harvest, due to creel or
size limits, should be shown in the water. For instance,
undersized sailfish jumping or a goliath grouper along-
side the boat about to be released. Gaffs should not be
used on fish that may be released. Tarpon that are out of
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6.) If you have to remove fish from the water, try
holding your breath while the fish is out of the water as
a reminder to release it quickly. Large fish should never
be suspended by the jaw, not even to weigh them, if they
are going to be released. To protect the slime layer, use
wet hands to handle fish. Similarly, if a landing net is
needed, use a rubber-coated net. Never touch the eyes
and gills. However, holding and supporting the fish hor-
izontally with a thumb (depending on the species; be
careful of sharp teeth) or lip-grip tool in the mouth and
using the other hand to help support and control the fish
can keep it from thrashing around or getting loose.
Properly used, hemostats, needle-nosed pliers or
dehooking tools can be useful for backing the hook out,
but cut the line if it is deeply embedded.
Photography Tips
1.) Digital cameras work fine for most applications.
However, if you plan to print the image, a minimum res-
olution of two megapixels (good for a 4" x 6" image) is
needed.
2.) ISO refers to the light-capturing quality of film,
but a similar setting is available on many digital cam-


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eras. Lower numbers (25-100) require more light, but
capture much greater detail.
3.) The rule of thirds applies. When composing pho-
tos, it is often best not to center your subject, but place
it so the focal point is about one-third of the way from
an edge.
4.) Get close! For many fishing shots, you'll want to
come close to filling the frame with the fish, the angler
and the fish, or a scene including the tackle and fish.
5.) When photographing anglers, it's all about the
fun of fishing that should be reflected in the anglers'
smiles and body language. Mix the direction up with'
anglers sometimes focusing on the fish, rather than the
camera. %
6.) Natural light, especially early morning and late
afternoon, tends to provide the most dynamic effect.
When using a flash, ensure you are close enough for the
power of your flash and be aware of the redeye effect.
To avoid shadows on someone's face, for instance from
their cap bill, consider using your camera's fill flash.
If you get a great shot that you'd like to share with us and may-
be see published, send it to me at Bob.Wattendorf@MyFWC.com,
and in-clude a completed photo-release form (see MyFWC.com-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2008-23
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-23 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 8th day of
September 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any
person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The pro-
posed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-23
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA PROVIDING
FOR THE ADOPTION OF A NEW LOCAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES
TAX RATE; PROVIDING FOR ADJUSTMENT OF TAX RATE FOR PERMIT
FEES; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


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temprana signica unprograna organizado disefado para abor- con fondos del Estado al 10 de enero de 2002 que proveian a la refiere este articulo.
dar y mejorar la habilidad de cada nifio de desarrollar el progress educaci6n de niios o adults, el cuidado de la salud y el desar-
acorde a su edad en un rango apropiado de factors en relaci6n rollo. CAPITULO XII
con las habilidades de desarrollo del lenguaje y habilidades cog- ARTICULO 8. Se require sesenta v cinco por ciento de los CRONOGRAMA
nitlvas asl c6mo tambien capacidad emotional, social, reglamen- fondos de educaci6n para la instrucci6n en aulas,-AI menos Articulo 28. Se require sesenta y cinco por ciento de los fon-
taria y moral mediante la instrucci6n de habilidades bAsicas y sesenta y cinco por ciento de los fondos de educaci6n recibidos dos para educaci6n sean asignados a la instruccion en aulas,-El
demas habilidades que la Legislatura consider apropiadas. por los distritos escolares sera asignado a la instrucci6n en aulas requerimiento de que sesenta v cinco por ciento de los fondos de
(d)(e) Los programs de educaci6n y desarrollo para la infan- en lugar de asignarse a la administraci6n. La instrucci6n en aulas educaci6n recibidos por los distritos escolares sea utilizado para
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1 FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL


By ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your full name?
A: Isabel Izaguirre Compos.
Q: Where and when were you
born?
A: She was born on July 8, 1947, in
Texas. Combes is the name of the town,
in the coun-
ty of Texas.
Q: What
school did
you go to?
A: She went to Dishmen Elementary
School.
Q: What did your parents do for a
living?
A: Both of them work in the migter,
meaning in the fields.
Q: What did you do for entertain-
ment?
A: Family would get together, talk,
and children would play outside.
Q: What happened in your life
that involved war?
A: Then there was a war called
World War II.
Q: What kind of job did you have?
A: She worked in the migter,
because at fifth grade, parents usually
took them out to work in the fields.
Q: Are you the oldest or the
youngest of your family? '
A: She was in the middle of the fam-
ily. She has five brothers and has four
sisters.
Q: What kind of chores did you do
around the house?
A: Wash clothes outside on the
washboard, mop every day because
they didn't have carpets.. It was just
wood floors, so they had to mop and
clean outside after working in the field;
everyday chores.
Q: What kind of vehicles did you
have?
A: First they had a wagon, because
cars and trucks were too expensive.
Then they had enough to buy a truck,
then another truck.
Q: Did you live on a farm or in the
city?
A: When they left from the town,
they lived on a farm. The farmhouse
had three bedrooms.
Q: Did they have lots of money or
little of it where you lived?


A: They had little money and little
population.
Q: Did you have to take the FCAT
test when you were a kid?
A: No, they didn't have FCAT or
other big tests. They just passed if you
had good grades.
Q: How did TV and computers
look?
A: They were 19-inch and in black
and white. The computers were big and
heavy.
Q: Did you have to wear:uniforms
at school?
A: They wore anything they wanted;
they didn't have to wear Uniforms.
Q: How did your school look?
A: They had seven rooms, each of
them were kindergarten, first grade and
so on, to sixth grade. They had,one
cafeteria. Each tray was for 15 cents
and milk was five cents..
Q: How much did gas cost back
then?
A: It was about 25 or 30 cents for a
gallon. That was when people started to
buy cars, when they had money.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at.
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers. .


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AN SEAMAN Junior Martin Vega will han-
4lerld-Advocate die the kickoffs, punts and
Hardee Wildcat varsity PATs.
he field at home tomor- The defensive scheme is sim-
iday) night. ilar, but will have junior Nick
Battles joining. Thomas as
'Cats will host the defensive ends. The tackles will
dale Bloodhounds in a be senior Skylar Alden and
m. pre-season clash that junior Lunior St. Louis. Senior
re both teams .an oppor- David Newcomb and Tyler
o get a go6d look-see at Alden will be inside linebackers
ayers. and junior Antjuan Jones and
nd-year Head Coach senior Nolan.Neuhauser will be
iCe and assistants Greg at outside linebackers.
Buddy Martin. Steve Soph Scott Donaldson and
Ray Rivas, John Sharp senior Devante Carter will be
tigh Thomas will give the defensive backs, with junior
l-man squad a practice safety Conner Davis backing up
against someone other everyone.
eiselves.. The Bldodhounds will count-
r yi. .uyute i er with 14 seniors, including
i. e quarterback DeMarcus Davis,
nod as starting quarter- who may give way to Courtney
though classmateCarson Smith, one of 17 juniors on the
may get somne slaps, squad. There are also a half
will .algo play wid6 dozen sophs and a pair of fresh-
:r, aloig' with junior men on the squad of Head
e Louisjeune. In the Coach Charles Graves.
Id. will be soph Jarius Other Wildcats probably see-
y, junior Kelsherm ing action are seniors Michael
and Soph Jake Maiyer. McTaw, Brek McClenithan,
the offensive line are Sophio Arroyo, Charlie Powell,
right, tackle Carlos Damien Richards and John
.z, senior right guard Gordon; ,juniors Jake Now-
Lanier, senior center akoski, Phillip Barton, Tony
Baker, junior left guard Valdez, Jeremy Aguilar, Cody
Alden and sefiior left Hernanndez, Devon Harris,
Logan Thomas.- Jesus Villegas, Dalton Farr, Eric


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Martin, Jonathan Kelly and
Haree Cook; soph Kevin
Godwin and freshman Mikey
Retana.
The JV Wildcats open their
season next Thursday, Sept. 4,
at Avon Park. Head Coach Rod
Smith is back, assisted by Barry
White, Chris Spencer, Andy
Judah and Matt Tinsley and
managers Rodney Spinks and
D.J. Williams.
Their roster includes juniors
Jake Grice and Mary Braddock;
sophs Reggie Snell, Tre'
Anderson, Quinton Carlton,
Ryan Blair, Dillon Rabon, Jose
Fernandez, Lincoln Saunders,
Brandon Darley, Chase Revell,
Andrew Hunt, Austin Pres-
tridge, Jimmy Vallejo, Anthony
Hernandez, Kaleb McVay, Rito
Lopez, Julian Varela, Thomas
Flores, Kyle Ward and Michael
Forrester; and freshmen Ran-
dall Rivers, Deonte Evans,
Colby Baker, Andrew Hooks,
Jeremy Almarez, Justin Knight,
Emillio Esquivel, Dylan Farr,
Alex Maldonado, Carter Lam-
bert, Jeremy Mendoza, Antonio
Moreno, David Chapa, Wintz
Terrell, Dawson Crawford,
Devante Lang, Dillon, Skitka,
Caleb Abbott, Murrell Winter,
Dalton Rabon, Brandon Fara-
bee, James Brown and Uvaldo
Sanchez.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services-.


PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
1 Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 1:00 a.m.,
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
BOWLI GN Miercoles Servico...............6:30 p.m.


APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL'
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
SSunday Morning ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd ............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375.22311
375-3100
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ................. ..........7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .....................5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Central.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship .................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Trainifg ............6:00 p.m..
Wednesday Supper .............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service :.7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship .................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN OAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
'Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixlana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.,
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
SSunday School ................:..9:45 a.m,
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .....................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ....................1:00 a.m.

Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375.4409
.Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
I Morning Worship ...............1:00 a.m.
i Disciples Training...............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

OPEN DOOR FULLGOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service .....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .......... .....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs....................7:30 p.m.


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LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
:Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
[Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
iBvening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
,Worship Service ..................II 1:00a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m,
Disciples Training..............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane .' 773-2540
Sunday School.....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...;.....11....... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening.Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA f6r Kids
..........................................6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer lme.........7:00 p.m.



APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
;Englishg Service ...............11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
*Wednesday'Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863.368-0950
hardee.celebration.org.
Sunday ............ ............10:00 a.m.

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m.:
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

S CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST.CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East -773-3447
S Pastor- James Bjand
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
jMorning Worship ........... .. 11:00 a.m.
;Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
WAednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St..
773-9678
Bible Study .................... .10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773.2249
Sunday Morning Worship.:;:..9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767.0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood............................ 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night .......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd._
Martes Oracion......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio........ ............. 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................ 10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............1..... 1:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773.2105
Sunday School ..........1.......10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Map St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)......... ............ 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......................... 1:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121.W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service...............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................... 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
.................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.,
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m..
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.


FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773.9386.
Sunday School ....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service .......:..........10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767.6500
Coffee & Donuts...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m.
Worship... ..............10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ........................... 6:00 p.m.
M iercoles...............................7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA


Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAI'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning .................. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
, SPANISH
Sunday Evening ..................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening .................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ...........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING JURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ...... ?........... 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 1:00 a.m.
Church Training ....................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship .................... st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ...... ........... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCII
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
S& 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ..........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ............1...1..:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Larnmng ..6:30 p.m.



RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ............1.....1:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.
ST. AN'S EPISCOPAL CHUlRCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service..............10:00 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) .................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................ 1:00ia.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m:
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ....................:9:30'a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11 I:00 a.m..
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................1...0:00 a.m.


Morning Worship ...............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church............................10:00 a.m.
Youth Service .....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA
WAUCHULA HILLS,
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ................7:00 p.m..

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS




COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ..............................10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ..........................7:30 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of
Bible Study ..........................10:00 a.n.
Worship Service ........ ....:00 a,m ,

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
SSouth Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Worship .......................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening.........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo...........1:00. a.m.
.............................................. 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles '..........7:30 p.m.


PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .. ...................1030 a.m.
- Evening Service .................... 30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66.
863-735-8600
Sunday School... .................9:45 a,m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735.0636
Sunday School. .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship...................I..I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service .............7:00 p.m.,

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones..........................10:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................. 11:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ..........10:00 a.m,
Servicio.......................... 00 a.m.
Pioneer Club..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio..................................8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.


FROM
THE ,
SOWER
ahel An GuidDA.
l uetterGearq4.
Do you know what you're
worth, chemically speaking?
Five dollars and sixty cents..
You're worth more, howev-
er, after death. Medical
schools are paying one-hun-
dred-sixtyrfive dollars for
cadavers, and the price, is
expected to go to two hundred
dollars.
But the cross of Calvary
reveals your worth to God.
The Bible says, "For God so
loved the world, that He gave
His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish, but have
everlasting life."
God loves you so much that
He gave His Son. If you
believe, you'll have everlast-
ing life. Could anything be
more wonderful?


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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well Football Fans, the 2008 college football season is about
to begin. The season begins with Georgia atop the polls as the
nation's number one team. That kind of pressure could spell doom
for the Dawgs, who play a tough schedule. The Gators start off at
fifth. The SEC also has LSU at seventh, making three teams in the
Top 10. Tennessee and Auburn are ranked in the Top 25 as well.
Ever wonder why college football doesn't have a playoff like bas-
ketball? Could it be the Big 10 and Big 12 do not want to sit and
watch the SEC, Pac 10 and Big East play on after they are all elim-
inated? Just wondering.
Tim Tebow is.ready to defend his Heisman Trophy. He will get
a big challenge from West Virginia QB Pat White. The
Mountaineer signal caller has his own Heisman Website called pat-
whiteplayshere.com. It contains highlights and statistics hard to
ignore if you are a Heisman voter. White has led WVU to three
straight bowl wins over the SEC Champs Georgia in 2005, ACC
Georgia Tech in 2006 and the Big 12 Champion Oklahoma Sooners
48-28 in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl. White needs 784 yards rushing to
become the all-time NCAA Rushing QB in history.
Odds and Ends going into 2008
Notre Dame has not won a bowl game since 1993.Yet, it is on
National Television EVERY week? How many people, not in nurs-
ing homes, even remember when the Irish were relevant in college
football? Isn't it about time the Big East Conference, which allows
the Irish to be a conference member in every sport except football,
to tell Notre Dame to join or get out? The Big East needs a ninth
football member for scheduling purposes. If the Irish think they are
too good for the conference show them the door. The Big East has
won three straight BCS Bowls and are 9-2 in bowls since 2005.
USF, UCONN and Louisville bring more to the table than Notre
Dame.They are the future not the past.
Who has the Best College Mascot? Recent polls have


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FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 382 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Lot 16 of Block 12, Schenck and Anderson's
Subdivision to Wauchula, Florida
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
271, PAGE 151.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 16 BLK 12
SCHENK & ANDERSON RE SUB
271P15 DC (EAM) 666P853
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF EDMUND A.
MAKOWSKI
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida. .
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 24" day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 12't day of August, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD011XXXX 8:21-9:11c



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 508 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:

Lot 5 of Harlem Heights, a subdivision located
in Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 25
East, according to the plat recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 18, public records of Hardee
County, Fla.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
57, PAGE 296.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
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Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF GRADY
COLLINS


Colorado Buffalo "Ralphie. He is a sight as he thunders ahead of
his team in Boulder. Georgia's UGA passed away this summer. A
family in Savannah raises and provides the mascot to the team. The
next UGA is already set for this season. My personal favorite is the
Maryland Terrapin. You gotta love a turtle.
The Pro Football season I .,ins after college but Miami Fans
should be excited. Brett Favre to the Jets made available a healthy
Chad Pennington. Pennington is a perfect fit for the Bill Parcels
system. Last season, it was Chad's ankle causing his throwing
problems. After rehabilitation in Bradenton all of the off season, he
says he is 100 percent again. This could be a match made in heav-
en as both the Dolphins and Pennington need to be revitalized.
Now for the first week of college football's Bill O' Fare ...
1.) Villanova at West Virginia Nova is a Big East member
and an old rival of WVU. In 2008, they are not a D-1 team in foot-
ball. Look for Pat White and Noel Devine to have a great day. West
Virginia 51 Villanova 17.
2.) Illinois State at Marshall The Herd returns 15 starters
plus Lakeland Kathleen's Albert McClellan, an All-American at
defensive end. The running backs could rival the backfield of most
teams in the SEC. Marshall 45 Illinois State 13.
3.) Hawaii at Florida Too bad June Jones ran away to SMU
after his remarks about Tebow last year. It would have been nice to
see him watch his team get destroyed by a real football power.
Florida 56 Hawaii 20.
4.) Charleston Southern at Miami The Canes are back! At
least they say they are. Maybe 29-cent a gallon gas and nickel
candy bars will be too. This game they can win. Miami 33
Charleston Southern 21.
5.) Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina Charlotte is the site of
this ACC/CUSA clash. Wonder if Michael Vick will lead the
Hokies out to the tune of Who let the dogs out?" Virginia Tech
27 East Carolina 24.
6.) North Carolina State at South Carolina SOS gets a solid
opener for his Gamecocks in Columbia on a Thursday night. If
USC can find a QB, they have a veteran team. South Carolina 24
N.C. State 17.
7.) Southern Cal at Virginia Former Marshall Coach Bobby
Pruett accepted Groh's offer to be the Defensive Co-Ordinator at
UVA. Wonder if he knew his first job would be to stop the Trojans?
Southern Cal 44 UVA 20.
8.) La-Monroe at Auburn Tommy could make a run at the
SEC Title if things fall right for the Tigers. This tuneup will get the
tweaks out going into the season. Auburn 58 La-Monroe 14.
9.) Appalachian State at LSU LSU beware of the National
Champions from Boone, N.C. Wait a minute, LSU is not a Big 10
team. This is a game pitting Defending National Champions
against each other, LSU 41 Appy State 21.
10.) Tenn-Martin at USF Bulls are primed for a run at the
Big East Title. USF 55 Tenn-Martin 13.
11.) Alabama vs. Clemson Atlanta is the site of this
ACC/SEC matchup.Normally, I would dismiss any game with an
ACC team against the SEC as a mismatch. Clemson though has a
chance to be great team. This game is pivotal for the Tigers. It
could determine whether they are for real or just another ACC
Pretender. Clemson 31 Alabama 27.
12.) Memphis at Ole Miss Memphis has had success against
Ole Miss in recent years but not this time. Miss. 34 Memphis 21.
13.) Kentucky at Louisville The "Battle of the Blue Grass
State." Both teams come in unranked but this game does bring out
the emotions. Big East versus the SEC. Keep an eye on Hunter
Cantwell at QB for Louisville. Louisville 35 Kentucky 33.
14.) Tennessee at UCLA Vols open with a quality win over
a PAC 10 team. Tennessee 37 UCLA 21.
15.) Fresno State at Rutgers Intriquing matchup to say the
least. Ray Rice is gone, leaving some question marks for the Scarlet
Knights. Fresno returns the whole offense from a 9-4 team. Rutgers
33 Fresno State 31.
16.) South Carolina State at UCF easy tuneup for the
Knights. UCF 38 SCS 13.
17.) Illinois at Missouri Zookers take on Chase Daniel and
company. Missouri 41 Illinois 27.
18.) Georgia Southern at Georgia Lotta Dawgs see the field.
Georgia 58 GSU 17.
19.) Youngstown State at Ohio State Beating the Penguins
should have Ohio State supporters crying the Buckeyes are Number
ONE!! If not this week, next week as Ohio U invades. Ohio State
57 YSU 35.
20.) Bowling Green at Pitt Panthers have the players in 08.
Scott McKillop is the best linebacker in the nation. LaSean McCoy
rushed for 1300 yards as a freshman. Still, Wannstedt is the coach.
Pitt 35 BGSU 17.

Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about
themselves instead: Therein lies the whole art of pleas-
ing.
-J.E de Goncourt


SFCC/Hardee Offers


Computer
Several computer science
workshops will be available this
fall through the corporate and
continuing education program
at South Florida Community
College.
The classes will meet on Sat-
urdays at the Hardee Campus,
most from 8 a4n. to 5 p.m. for
$125.
Learn to use the new MS
Word 2007 "ribbon" to create,
save and edit Word documents
in "Intro to MS Word 2007."
The class is on Saturday, Sept.
6. In "Intermediate MS Word
2007," students will learn to
create tables, format documents
and mail merge. This workshop
meets Saturday, Sept. 20.
Or create, format, save and
print basic spreadsheets, formu-
las and charts in "Intro to MS
Excel 2007." The workshop is
Saturday, Oct. 4. In "Inter-
mediate MS Excel 2007," stu-
dents will learn more about
sorting, filtering, subtotals and
formulas on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Create newsletters, business
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Workshops
cards, forms, flyers and Web
pages in "Intro to MS Publisher
2007," meeting on Saturday,
Nov. 1.
"Intro to Photoshop" will
teach students how to use photo
correction tools, resize and
move images, and enhance doc-
uments and images. The work-
shop meets Saturday, Dec. 6.
Learn the basics of Web
design, HTML, and Dream-
weaver software to create and
maintain a Web site in "Intro to
Web Design" on Saturday, Dec.
13.
Also offered is "Intro to MS
PowerPoint 2007," which
teaches students to create Pow-
erPoint presentations including
layouts, graphics and design. It
is a four-hour workshop, and
will be held Saturday, Nov. 8,
from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is
$65.
To register for any of these
workshops, call 773-3081. For
more information, contact
Lorrie Key at (863) 784-7033.

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Dated this 5'h day of August, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
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By: Alicia C. Albritton
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2 Jones, Antjuan 5'10" 180 RB/OLB 11
3 Vega, Martin 5'11" 175 K 11
4 McTaw, Michael 5'9" 175 RB/LB 12
5 Davis, Carson 5'10" 150 WR/CB 11
6 Retana, Mikey 5'10" 160 WR/OLB 9
7 Lindsey, Jarrius 5'9" 180 RB/DB 10
8 Davis, Conner 5'10" 155 QB/DB 11
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10 Neuhauser, Nolan 6'1" 170 WR/DB 12
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13 Nowakowski, Jake 5'10" 170 WR/OLB 11
14 McClenithan, Brek 5'10" 170 WR/OLB 12
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16 Cook, Haree 5'10" 160 WR/DB 11
17 Arroyo, Sophio 5'10" 165 WR/DB 12
18 Powell, Charlie 5'9" 170 WR/DB 12
19 St. Louis, Lunior 5'8" 170 RB/DL 11
20 Mayer, Jake, 5'9" 165 RB/DB 10
21 Barton, Phillip 5'9" 165 WR/LB 11
24 Carter, Devante 5'10" 175 WR/DB 12
25 Richards, Damien 5'9" 180 OL/DL 12
28 Valdez, Tony. 5'8" 165 RB/OLB 11.
34 Aguilar, Jeremy 5'6" 150 RB/OLB 11
44 Newcomb, David 5'7" 175 RB/LB 12
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51 Lanier, Alex 6'1" 225 OL/DL 12
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COUNTY COURT
The" following marriage
:licses were, issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Jose Luis Salvador, 20, WaU-
chula, and Mindy Christine
Douglas, 20, Zolfo Springs.
Miguel A. Chavez, 42, Wau-
chula, and Maria Edith Juarez,
29, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Emergency Insurance Resto-
ration Services Inc. vs. Eliza-
beth Grantham, voluntary dis-
missal.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. David M. Kersey, default
judgment.
CACH LLC vs. Billy R.
Ownes Jr., default judgment.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Amy Forbes, judgment.
Shelly Massey vs. Corinne
M. Jensen and David Jensen,
judgment.
Independence Receivables
vs. Elva Bermudez, stipulated
agreement approved.
CACV of Colorado LLC vs.
Jerilyn Maribona, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Benny E. Creasey, dismissal of
April 21, 2008, set aside.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Ruth E. Batts, stipulated settle-
ment approved.
Citifinancial Inc. vs. Angella
Re Coleman, stipulated settle-
ment approved.
Capital One Bank vs. Johnny
Garza, voluntary dismissal.
Discover Bank vs. Kimberly
Cummins, voluntary dismissal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Larry Guy Albritton, battery,
transferred to pre-trial diversion
program.
Fredrick Gerald Douglas,
domestic battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Robert Alan Doyle, criminal
mischief, adjudication with-
held, probation six months, no
contact with victim's property,


$325 fine and court costs,
$218.92 restitution, $50 cost of
prosecution (COP).
Crystal Lee Jordan, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
SRolando Rodriguez Jr.,
domestic battery, transferred to
pre-trial diversion program.
Steven Edward Talley, do-
mestic battery, 12 months pro-
bation with condition of 60
!days in jail with credit for time
'served (CTS), $677 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP.
Octavia M. Terrell, retail
,theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, attend
special class, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, 20 hours
community service.
Victor Jose Jimenez, domes-
tic battery, not prosecuted.
Samuel Dean Alamia, two
counts violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion, probation 12 months, stay
away from victim, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
Elias Reyna Torres, two
counts violation of domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion, 12 months probation, $667
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP.
James Stephen Boyette, dis-
orderly conduct, adjudication
withheld, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP; improper exhi-
bition of a dangerous weapon,
not prosecuted.
Evangelina Cardenas, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, 12
months probation, alcohol/drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
random screens, warrantless
search and seizure, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP.
Austin Robert Erickson, pos-
session of marijuana amend-
ed to possession of drug para-
phernalia, and possession of
alcohol by a person under 21,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as'the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-28
DAVIS ENTERPRISES INC. by and through the Authorized
Representative requests a Site Development Plan to locate a
150-worker farmworker housing complex on 40MOL ac, zoned A-1 In
the Agricultural Future Land Use District
On or abt Crewaville Rd,
E of Fish Branch Rd 20 35 26 000002520 0000
40MOL ac NW1/4 of SW1/4 S26. T35S. R26E


08-30
DONALD T. DAVIS FAMILY LTD PARTNERSHIP by and
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a
SPECIAL EXCEPTION to construct/operate a 195' monopole
wireless communication tower, and to locate an 11 'x20'xl1' equip-
ment shelter on a 10,000+/-sq ft leased area of a 159.27+/-acre parcel
zoned A-1 (Agriculture) In the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt St Rd 66 10,000+/-sq ft of
East of Johnston Rd 16 35 27 0000 01010 0000
10.000MOL s ft described as a portion of land lying In S16, T35S,
R27E to-wit: Com at the SW corn of 516, T35S, R27E; thence N
90deg00min00sec E along S bdry line of said S16 a dist of 46.63 ft;
thencedeparting said S bdry line, N 00deg00mln00sec E a dist of
153.92 ft to the POB; thence N 00deg20mlnl Isec W a dist of 100 ft;
thence N 89deg39mln49sec E a dist of 100 ft; thence S
00deg20mlnllsec E a diet of 100 ft; thence S 89deg39mln49sec W a
dist of 100 ft of POB S16. T35S. R27E

Roger Conley, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-30
All Public Hearings to be held In BCC Board Room, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 W Orange St, Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9' Ave., Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a
court reporter. 08:21,28c
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Courthouse Report


Guillermo Garcia, resisting
arrest without violence, disor-
derly intoxication and violation
of probation (original charges
two counts misuse of wireless
911 system), probation re-
voked, 60 days in jail, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees and $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Luis Gutierrez Jr., petit theft,
criminal mischief and giving a
false ID to a law enforcement
officer, adjudication withheld,
probation 12 months, no con-
tact with property, $325 fine
and court .costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, 50
hours community service.
Dwain Antoine Lane, do-
mestic battery, transferred to
pre-trial diversion program.
Robert Waylon Murphy, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge resisting an officer with-
out violent force), probation
revoked, 120 days CTS, $100
public defender fee and $50
COP still due.
Clyde William Bowens, tres-
pass to structure, 60 days CTS,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees and $50
COP placed on lien.
Louis Barclay Garriott, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, $100 court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 investigative costs.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Faustino Anselmo, no valid
license amended to driving
while license suspended
(DWLS) and violation of pro-
bation (original charge DWLS),
probation revoked, 60 days
CTS, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees and
$50 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees.
Ramon Cantu-Rodriguez,
DWLS, 12 months probation
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Victor Santos Cortez, leaving
the scene of an accident, $340
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Jose Richardo Escamilla,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Devan Antoine Lampley,
DWLS and possession of sus-
pended license, adjudication
withheld, $340 fine and court
costs.
Juan Lopez, DWLS, proba-
tion six months, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.
Dunn Maldonado, DWVLS,
estreated bond.
Steven Lee Pearson, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $340
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Tresa Channel Shorts-
Gaines, DWLS, adjudication


withheld, $195 court costs, $50
COP.
Miles Strickland, DWLS, ad-
judication withheld, $195 court
costs, $50 COP.
Ernesto Cisneros, DWLS,
three days in jail on weekend,
12 months probation, $340 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Louis Barclay Garriott,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $340 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Efren Armando Magana,
DUI with property damage,
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, tag im-
pound 10 days, evaluation/tre-
atment, random screens, $913
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Carlos Morales, DUI and
DWLS, probation 12 months,
evaluation/treatment, no alco-
hol or bars, $913 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Kristian Rodriguez vs. Kim-
berly Ann Rodriguez, petition
for injunction for protection.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust vs. David Yahraus and
Brooke Yahraus, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Ray Skipper, petition for
forfeiture.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Agustin Ancelmo and
Michael Provau, petition for
forfeiture.
Moye Farms Inc. vs. Bento-
vich Produce Inc. and Theodore
Bentovich, damages.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Ernesto L. Aguilar and
Julie A. Aguilar, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Gabriella Leslie and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Ephesia Francis, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Cassandra Escamilla and
DOR vs. Luis Guillermo Jr.,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Chia Lee and DOR vs. Vong
Yang, petition for administra-
.tive child support order.
Virginia Murphy and DOR
vs. David Murphy, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Virginia Murphy and DOR
vs. Jane Murphy, petition for
administrative child support
order.
James q4id Gijy-i~d OR
vs. Dawn Elizabeth Pelham,
petition for administrative child'
support order.
James Fox Jr. vs. Steven E.
Talley, petition for injunction
for protection.
Donna Bethea Putnam and
William Carlisle Putnam,
divorce.
Christine Pace and Herbert
Hoover Pace, divorce.
Kimberly Michelle Nord vs.
Eston John Kersey, petition for


injunction for protection.
Jason Hernandez and Jessica
Hernandez, divorce.
Garry McWhorter and Shar-
on Sybil Medlock McWhorter,
divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Charles Williams vs. Florida
Parole Commission's Parole
Examiner Board, transferred to
Leon County Circuit Court.
Kristian Rodriguez vs.
Kimberly Ann Rodriguez, vol-
untary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Shannon Knarr vs. Jeff
McCall, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Kelly A. Lee and DOR vs.
Terry L. Redden, child support


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON, INC., the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 726 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003

Description of Property:

Lot 20, Block 15, Magnolia Manor Subdivision
to Hardee County, Florida
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
264, PAGE 841.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.

Name in which assessed: MARK S. PIERCE AND
MICHAEL S. PIERCE

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida. .

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 1" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 15t day of August, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD014XXXX8:289:18c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 88 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:

Lots 15 to 16, Block 14, Bowling Green RR
Survey, Section 4, Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County, Florida

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
661, PAGE 782.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.

Name in which assessed: LINDA SUE GIBSON

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 10" day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 1" day of August, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD009XXXX 8:728c
o.7~2oC


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 483 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005

Description of Property:
Lots 13 and 14 of Block "A" of Suburban Acres
Replat, a replat of Suburban Acres as record-
ed in Plat Book 4, page 22, being recorded in
Plat Book 4, page 54, Hardee County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
657, PAGE 139.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

LOTS 13 & 14 BLK A
SUBURBAN ACRES
278P246 298P260 DC 358P64 PRO-
89 074 504P533 504P769 507P623
657P139
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MARY CHERY
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 24th day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 13th day of August, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD012XXXX 8:21-911
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contempt order.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week due to
Tropical Storm Fay.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Saxon Mortgage Services
Inc. to Michael Craig Th6mp-
son and Amanda Rodriguez,
$110,000.
Carrie B. Daniels, Stasey
Mosley and Colette M. Greene
to Pedro Castillo, $70,000..
Angela Desai and Irdia Raj
Desai to Homes of Wauchula
Inc., $146,000.
Josefina Garay to Marisela
Enriquez and Leopoldo Villa,
$133,000.
John M. and Amy F. Brown
to John W. Jr. and Carol Ann
Brown, $220,000.


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August 28, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C '


Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


A PROMISE WITH A PURPOSE
"George Martin kept .his promise." That's all the headline
said, but it spoke volumes..
So what's the big deal? Millions of people keep their promis-
es every day, and they don't f, their names in headlines just
because they do. But Martin's promise was something else. "I'm
going to walk from one end of this country to the other," he said
last fall, "and I'm doing it in the name of all the men and women
who risked their lives to help the victims of 9/11."
That's just what he did, and in the process he proved once
more that James Keller, the founder of The Christophers, was right
all those years ago. Father Keller said that just one person, acting
on his own for all the right reasons, can make a tremendous differ-
ence in the world.
And if anyone has done that, it's George Martin.
You might recall reading about Martin in a Christopher "Light
One Candle" column that appeared last November, not long after
Martin began his trek. The one-time defensive end and former co-
captain of the New York Giants owed to walk from New York to
California to raise money for medical care for Septl. responders.
Martin himself had lost a neighbor in the attacks and was over-
whelmed by the bravery and dedication of those who searched for,
recovered and treated victims. When they began suffering from
lung disease and other medical problems a few years later prob-
lems often not covered by insurance Martin resolved to come to
their rescue. Thus began his private march.
It started in New York, at the George Washington Bridge, and
ended up in San Diego on June 21. Along the way Martin walked
2,827 miles, went through 24 pairs of sneakers and lost 40 pounds.
For the entire trip he averaged 22 miles a day, a little short of his
preannounced goal but impressive nonetheless.
People cheered his efforts from town to town, but he never lost
sight of what he was doing and why.
"As physically and mentally challenging as this journey has
been," he said, "it pales in comparison to the everyday hurdles that
thousands of seriously ill 9/11 workers now face every day. I walk
ja mile, or 10 miles, like it's nothing, and many of these heroic peo-
ple who helped heal our nation cannot even walk up the steps in
their own homes due to severe respiratory and other ailments.
:And some are dying."
Martin's efforts paid off handsomely. He raised about $2 mil-
lion, which will be matched by medical services from hospitals in
New York and New Jersey. That's one of the things he finds deeply
satisfying.
"I've made good on my promise to walk across America," he
said. "I'm delighted we will be able to provide additional health-
care service to our first responders."
And that's a promise worth a headline.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 885 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Commence at the NW corner of NE 1/4 of SE
1/4 of Section 15, Township 35 South, Range
27 East, run thence East 43.86 feet to South
right of way line of State Road 66, thence
Southeast along right of way line 243.37 feet
to, point of beginning, thence South 322 feet,
thence East 150 feet, thence North to South
right of way line of State Road 66, thence
Northwesterly to point of beginning.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
117, PAGE 393.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: HENRY G. SMITH
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873


His EYE ON THE SPARROW

His eye is on the sparrow
His hand is on the sea
I cry out in my despair
"Have You forgotten me?"

"Oh God, I cry, I find no peace,
I seek him everywhere!
I hear his voice, Ifeel his smile
I, I tufie is not there!

"If You're a God of mercy,
How could You take my child?"
To me He gently whispers,
"Tis only for a while."

I know he brought you happiness,
I know he brought you joy,
I know your, pain in losing him,
For I, too, had a Boy
But he was notMy gift to you

He was just a loan.
The time then came when Iknew best
To. come, and: take him home.
His life has just now started
As you will see, in time.
In love I took your precious son
In love I gave you Mine.

Kitty Oden
Wauchula
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NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, con-
sisting of two county Commissioners, one School
Board member, and two citizens, will hold an orga-
nizational meeting on Thursday, September 04,
2008, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street,
Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.

SFor more information, please call 863/773-9430.

Lex Albritton, Jr., County Manager 8:


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY.GI.VEN,. that .ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be Issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of Issuance, the description of the property,
anrid the names In which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 562 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
1Lots 15 and 16; Block 14, Magnolia Manor, a
sub-division located in Section 15, Township
34 South, Range 25 East, according to the
plates recorded In the public records of Hardee
County, Florida
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
285, PAGE 424.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended Aug. 21, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 3,881, com-
pared to 9,076 last week, and 10,143 a year ago. Receipts this
week were lower with several market closures due to inclementt
weather from Tropical Storm Fay. According to the Florida
Federal-State LivestockMarket News Service: Compared to last
week: Slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady, feeder steers
and heifers were steady to 2.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 124.00-162.00;.
300-400 lbs., 100.00-135.00; and
400-500 lbs., 96.00-123.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-144.00;
300-400 lbs., 90.00-117.50; and
400-500 lbs., 86.00-105.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 Ibs., 85-90 percent, 50.00-
56.00.


Slaughter Bulls:
72.00.


Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 62.00-


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON, INC., the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 724 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
Lot 16, Block 15, Magnolia Manor Subdivi-
sion, Hardee County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
202, PAGE 351.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD' 'I
Name in which assessed: MARK S. PIERCE
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 1" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 21" day of August, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida --
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD015XXXX8:28-9:18c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOLENE FUNDING
LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 459 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
Lot 15 of Block "A" of KNOLLWOOD SUBDIVI-
SION, as per the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, page 32, public records of Hardee
County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
666, PAGE 1481.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD,
Name in which assessed: JAMES H. WEBB, JR.
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33t73
on the 17'h day of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 7th day of August, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Rd Z .


on the 1" day of October, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 25" day of August, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
(Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD016XXXX 8:28-9:18c


Name In which assessed: TOM LONG, JR.
Said property being In the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 10thday of September, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 31" day of July, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clierkl : 'i
Tax Deed File, NO.'250
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8C The Herald-Advocate, August 28, 2008


Men Set To Start Tourney


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the exception of a cou-
ple of rainouts, the Men's Com-
munity Softball League is ready
to start its double-elimination
post-season tournament.
There were rainouts on July
15 and again last Tuesday, al-
though none appears to change
the seedings for.the playoffs.
After the season ended last
Thursday, Mosaic Fertilizer
was still atop Division II with
its 16-1 record. Even if it won
its one rain-out, A-i Safari
Glass, now at 14-2, could not



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.
25200aCP000072

IN RE: ESTATE OF
GREGG MATTHEW WHITE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GREGG MATTHEW WHITE,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 21st, 2008, and whose
social security number is 033-42-
0203, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which Is P. 0. Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent'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 TE 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 dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the 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 WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is August 21st, 2008.
Personal Representative:
GEORGE WHITE
545 E. Park Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
SWAINE & HARRIS, PA.
401 DAL HALL BOULEVARD
LAKE PLACID, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 465-2811
Florida Bar Number: 080829
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-tie Mosaic.
Behind them in Division II
are Peace River Electric Co-
operative Inc. (PRECo), Merrill
Lynch, Brant Funeral Chapel,
Nemesis and Team Blacklist.
Over in Division I, Celebra-
tion is the leader with an 11-3
record and a pair of rainouts.
Recycling at Marty's, at 7-9, is
the nearest competition but also
has a pair of rainouts.
Following the leaders are
TKO, JXR Construction, La
Floresita and Outlaws.

Aug. 11
Backtracking to Aug. 11,
there was a pair of games on
each field, all interdivisional
games to the end of the season.
On Field 3, the 6:45 game
was a 20-13 win for Blacklist
over Outlaws.
Brian Patterson tripled and
doubled twice and Justin
Conerly doubled three times for
Blacklist. Conerly circled the
bases four times and Scott
Dickson added three scores.
Haceem Shweil tripled and
Eric Mushrush and Shay Baker
doubled for Outlaws. Shweil
and Baker were each triple-tally
batters.
The 8:15 Field 3 game was a
thriller, with Recycling outlast-
ing Brant 14-13.
Willie Henderson tripled and
Will Davis, Keith Patterson,
Daniel Garrison and Will Cart-
wright each doubled for Re-
cycling. Patterson was the only
three-score batter.
Lewis Martin homered and
sacrificed for Brant. Daniel
Rucker also homered. Teddy
Svendsen, Robbie Bond, Ted
Svendsen and Troy Brant each
crossed home plate twice.
Meanwhile, Mosaic won the
early game on Field 4, 28-4
over La Floresita.
Mike Jeter homered and dou-
bled and Richard Torres dou-
bled twice for Mosaic. Jeter
scored four times and West
Palmer, Mike Carte, Doug Sut-
ton and Torres added three runs
each.
Julian Garcia Jr. was a two-
score batter for La Floresita.
Ernie Briseno and Quinton
Blundel each added a run.
Bobby Flores and Briseno were
stranded twice each.
In the lat6 game on Field 4,
PRECo wont 19-13 over JXR.
Both Billy Alexy and Matt
Bell homered and doubled for
PRECo. Alexy and Darryl Hen-
derson each scored three times.
Todd Holton, Reid Benton
and Randy Benton homered for
JXR. Holton and J.R. Bass each
put a trio of scores on the board.

Aug. 12
Nemesis won the Field 4
opener 22-12 over TKO on
Aug. 12.
Sam Rivera homered, tripled
and doubled for Nemesis.
Mario Tamayo hit a trio of
homers. Rivera, Jose Gomez,


Rigo Briones and Elias Ramirez-
joined Tamayo in scoring three
runs apiece.
Chad Clark and Eric Grace
homered for TKO. Joe Rivers
tripled. Grace was the only
triple-tally batter, and Erick'
Virgile added two runs.
In the Field 4 nightcap,
Mosaic won 24-8 over Outlaws.
Jeter,, Jason Johnston, Billy
Hernandez and Todd Rogers all
homered for Mosaic. Johnston,
Sutton and Palmer all crossed
home plate three times.
Josh Sneider tripled and hit a
pair of sacrifices for the Out-
laws. Robert Martinez Jr. and
Jose Olvera smacked two hits
apiece. Eight batters each
scored once.
Over on Field 3, Celebration
nipped PRECo 9-7 in the early
game.
Yogi Lozano and Clint
Hendry homered for Celebra-
tion. Cody Greene and Justin
Painter each doubled. Briant
Shumard joined Greene in scor-
ing, twice apiece.
Bell homered and both
Rodger Brutus and Henderson
doubled for PRECo. Seven dif-
ferent batters crossed home
plate once each.
In the Field 3 late game,
Merrill Lynch won 24-3 over
JXR.
Ray Rivas homered and dou-
bled and David Beumel also
homered for Merrill Lynch.
Jeremy Goodwyn doubled
twice. Leadoff batter Ryn Heine
put four runs on the board and
Fred Hodges, Paul Samuels and
Felix Salinas added three
apiece.
Mike Jones homered for
JXR, his three-run shot bring-
ing Ralph Arce and Holton
home with him.

Aug. 14
On Aug. 14, La Floresita won
the 6:45 game on Field 3 over
Blacklist 16-9.
Pete Deluna went four-for-
five with five RBIs for La
Floresita. He and Bobby Flores
were triple-tally batters and
Eddie Strange and Julian Garcia
Sr. added twin scores.
Conerly homered and Brian
Patterson doubled for Blacklist.
Conerly was the only three-
score batter, and Travis Wiggins
and Ches Graham added two
runs apiece.
Brant won the 8:15 game
over TKO 25-10.
Martin homered and doubled
and Bond also homered for
Brant. Joe Porter, Teddy Svend-
sen and Bond each had three
runs while pickup player Austin
Helms added four scores.
Wesley Petiphar and Donald
White each tripled for TKO.
Osles Lazarre, Erick Virgile and
Eric Grace each doubled. Erick
and Onel Virgile were the only
twin-tally batters.
On Field 4, Mosaic won the
early game 25-4 over Re-
cycling.


Willie Dickerson homered
three times and Carte added a
three-RBI shot for Mosaic.
Dickerson finished with five
runs, four hits and six RBIs.
Four batters each scored three
times.
Cartwright homered and
Henderson, Garrison and Pat-
terson each doubled for Re-
cycling. Each of those batters
made it to home plate once.
In the late game on Field 4,
A-i won 27-8 over JXR.
Nate Lee homered twice for
A-i, a grand slam and a three-
RBI shot. Lamar Gilliard added
a two-RBI homer. Lester Horn-
bake and Glenn Bergens were
each four-score batters..
A Mike Jones double, one of
his three hits, was the only
long-ball hit for JXR. Randy
Benton scored twice and Arce,
Mike Jones, Ryan Thomas,
Mark Jones, Johnston and pick-
up player Billy Hernandez each
added a run.

Aug. 18
With the Women's League
over, the men were able to play
on all three fields.
The opener on Field 4 was a
1-0 forfeit win for TKO when
Blacklist didn't field a team.
JXR won the closer 22-7 over
Brant.
Billy Hernandez homered
and doubled twice for JXR.
Briones and Randy Benton each
tripled. Mike Jones was the
only four-score batter and
Jamie Franks the only four-hit
batter.
Graham doubled twice for
Brant and scored each time he
got on base. Porter, Bond,
Brant, Manuel Herrera and
pickup player Paul Samuels
each added a run.
On Field 3, PRECo won 13-9
over Outlaws in the 6:45 game.
Henderson homered twice
and doubled for PRECo. Pickup
player Clint Hendry also home-
red, while Peck Harris tripled.
Henderson was the only batter
to touch home three times.
Sneider homered and doubled
and singled for Outlaws, scor-
ing three times. Eric Mushrush,
Robert Martinez and Hammie
Sillas each had three hits.
The 8:15 game on Field 3
was a nail-biter, with Celebra-
tion edging Merrill,Lynch 19-
17.
SHendry homered and doubled
three times for Celebration.
Painter and Willie Gilliard each
tripled. Hendry circled the
bases four times and Lance
Benavides added three runs.
Plumley homered twice and
Raul Garcia and Heine each
also homered for Merrill Lynch.
Thomas Trevino had four hits.
Heine and Doyle Tyson each
scored four times.


On Field 2, A-I ran past
Recycling 17-7 in the first
men's game on that field.
Lamar Gilliard homered
twice, and Brad Gilliard, Bell,
and Jake each crossed home
plate three times for A-1.
Ryan Garza scored twice and
Henderson, Adam Cartwright,
Patterson, Kyle Rendele and
Josh Garrison added solo scores
for Recycling.
A-I won the late game also,
this time 19-1 over Outlaws.
Lester Hornbake homered
twice and Brad Gilliard, Brent
Gilliard and Jake each added a
homer for A-I. Brent Gilliard,
Lee, Lamar Gilliard and Jake
were each three-tally batters.
Baker homered for Outlaws,
a three-RBI shot. Mushrush,
John McBride, Robert Martinez
Jr., Robert Martinez Sr. and
Olvera had solo scores while
Baker scored twice.

Aug. 21
The regular season ended
with another half dozen games.
On Field 2, PRECo downed
La Floresita 27-20 in the first
game. Bell homered twice, and
Billy Alexy, Scott Driskell,
Brutus, Harris and Brian Coom-
er added homers, some of the
in-the-field variety.
Anthony Ham homered twice
and Adam Kotwitz and Julian
Garcia also homered for La
Floresita. Jesse Aguilar and
Harn each circled the bases
three times and Flores and
Garcia had four runs apiece.
Merrill Lynch won the sec-
ond game 32-18 over La
Floresita.
Doyle Tyson homered twice
and Ruben Rivas, David Beu-
mel and Plumley also homered
for Merrill Lynch. Will Tyson,
Beumel, Rivas, Trevino and
Garcia were all four-score bat-
ters.
A Kotwitz homer was the
only long-ball hit for La Flore-
sita. Leadoff batter Flores cir-
cled the bases four time, Roy
Zamora added three runs and
Garcia and Ramiro Ramirez
added twin scores.
Meanwhile, on Field 3, Mo-
saic won the early game on
Field 3 over Celebration 20-14.
Mike Mahoney homered,
tripled and doubled for Mosaic.
Carte and Palmer also homered.
Dickerson, who tripled and
doubled twice, was the only
four-tally batter. Bryan Smith


and Rogers each added three
runs.
Hendry homered and tripled
and Benavides tripled twice for'
Celebration. Jose Alonso, Wes-'
ton Palmer, Andrew Hinojosa,
Lee Valadez and Hendry each.
had twin tallies while Bena-
vides came home three times.-
Mosaic also won the Field 2
late game, 38-3 over JXR.
Mahoney hit for the cycle for
Mosaic. Carte scored four times
and Johnson, Dickerson, Palm-
er, Sutton, Hernandez and
Wally Helms each added three
runs.
J.R. BasS homered and tripled
for JXR. He scored twice and
Holton added the third run.
Over on Field 4, Recycling
won the opener 17-8 over
Blacklist.
Bylund tripled ahd both
Rinderle and Adam Cartwright.
doubled for Recycling. Hen-
derson put four runs on the
board, Paul Beckham three and
Renderle, Bylund, Patterson
and Cartwright two each.
For Blacklist, it was Brian
Patterson with a homer and
double and Conerly with a dou-
ble. Conerly and Daniel Patter-
son had twin tallies and Brian
Patterson, Chad Knight, Chris
Cobb and pickup player Ches
Graham added solo scores.
The week's finale on Field 4
was a close encounter, with Re-
cycling slipping past Nemesis
15-14.
Henderson tripled three times
and Cartwright and Bylund
each tripled and doubled for
Recycling. Henderson touched
home three times and Cart-
wright and Bylund added twin
scores.
Rivera homered and tripled
for Nemesis. He and Elias
Ramirez were the only three-
tally batters. Jose Gomez and
Emmanuel Rivera added twin
tallies.
It is impossible to imagine
Goethe or Beethoven being
good at billiards or golf.
-H.L. Mencken








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ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT
THEJIARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on September 3rd to examine all aspects of
the Hardee County Sheriffs Office policies and procedures, management,
operations, and support services, Sheriff Cogburn announced today. The
Sheriffs Office has to comply with approximately 250 standards in order to
receive accredited status.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public
are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. The public may call
773-0304, extension 206 on September 3rd, between the hours of 1:00 pm
and 4:00 pm. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must
address the agency's ability to comply with CFA standards. The CFA
standards may be viewed online at www.flaccreditation.org or a copy can be
obtained by contacting Major Claude Harris at extension 217.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written
comments about the Sheriffs Office ability to meet the standards of
accreditation, please write to: CFA, 3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 380,
Orlando, Florida 32817.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from
similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview
individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be
witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Chief Mark Foxworth
from the University of North Florida Police Department. Other team
members are Lt. Dave Rhinehart from Osceola County Sheriffs Office and
Ms. Deb Wilson from the Lake Worth Police Department.

Once the Commission's assessors complete their review of the agency, they
report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is
to receive accredited status. The Hardee County Sheriffs Office
accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office meets the Commission's standards is part of a voluntary
process to gain or maintain accreditation; a highly prized recognition of law
enforcement professional excellence, Sheriff Cogburn said. :28


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
HARDEE COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-1-NOI-2501-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Comprehensive
Plan for Hardee County, adopted by Ordinance No. 2008-01, 2008-02, 2008-03 and 2008-04 on
June 19, 2008, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.

The adopted Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal business hours, at the Hardee
County Planning Directors Office, 110 South 9' Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an
administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the Amendment to the
Hardee County Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance, as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S.
The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice, and must
include all of the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The
petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard
Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local
government. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request an
administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a petition is
filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will be to present evidence and testimony and
forward a recommended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall
become final agency action.

If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in the
proceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20) days before the final
hearing and must include all of the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.205, F.A.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative
Hearings, Department of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3060. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver
of any right such a person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to
participate in the administrative hearing.

After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to
Sub-section 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected person who is made a party to the proceeding by
filing that request with the administrative law judge assigned by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right to an administrative hearing.





Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahasee, Florida 32399-2100 8:28e
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