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BioNitrogen Cdrp.

... Story 3A


The


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 39
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, August 30, 2012


70
Plus 5r Sales Tax


21 More Counts Lodged Against CPA


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
More charges have been
heaped on a once trusted local
accountant and civic leader as
investigators continue their
probe into the alleged theft of
upward of $1 million in client.
funds.
Michael Douglas Manley, 53,
who sold his Wauchula home
and. currently resides at 1415
Hitakee Ave. in Sebring, ap-
peared in Circuit Court in
Bartow on Monday after a
capias was issued for his re-


WILDCATS READY


arrest.
State Attorney Jerry Hill has
lodged 21 new counts against
the certified public accountant
who owned and operated Man-
ley & Associates in Wauchula.
Circuit Judge John Rada-
baugh read the new charges:
two counts of grand theft of
$100,000 or more, two counts
of money laundering involving
$100,000 or more, one count of
grand theft of $20,000 or more,
10 counts of money laundering
involving $20,000 or more, and
six counts of money laundering


involving $300 or more.
That brings the total number
of charges against Manley up to
23. At his initial arrest on Nov.
14, he was. charged with two
first-degree felony counts for
alleged grand theft and money
laundering of $100,000 or
more.
Of the new counts, four are
first-degree felonies, 11 are sec-
ond-degree felonies and six are
third-degree felonies..
Radabaugh set a new bond of
$121,000 on the added charges.
Manley's first bond had been


$30,000, and he posted that
amount on Nov. 22 to gain his
release pending trial.
This time he was booked into
the Hardee County Jail at 11:31
a.m. Monday and released from
custody by 4:03 p.m., as a local
bondsman posted a surety,bond.
The amended charging' docu-
ment filed by Assistant State
Attorney Timothy Coleman
adds and identifies two more
reported victims said to have
,lost over $100,000 to Manley's
alleged scheme, and one who
allegedly suffered theft of


$20,000 or more.
The original charging docu-
ment also identified an alleged
victim of a $100,000 -or more
loss.
In. all to date, investigators
allege Manley stole from four
client accounts. The 19 money
laundering charges stem from
Manley's alleged "transactions
(which) were designed in whole
or in part to conceal or dis-
guise" the true owner of the
funds.
Further. they allege his
See CPA 3A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee Wildcats open the 2012 season at Fort Meade on Friday night at 7. Suiting up for the 2012 Hardee Wildcats are (first row, from left)
Caleb Purser, Aaron Barker, Armando Alamia, Jesus Flores, Sahmaud Blandin, Marco DeLeon, Miguel Garcia, DerickGraham, Keyon Brown and
Jake Bolin; (second row) Keyonte Holley, Kris Johnson, Tristan Lanier, Tyler Dunlap, James Greene, J.J. Almarez, Octavio Avarez, Stephan Jones,
Timmy Steedley and Paul Gough; (third row), Lucious Everett, Waylon Pleger, Nelson Bethea, Adsomme Delhomme, Luke Winter, Devin Pearson,
Jose Gonzalez, Luke Palmer, Ramiro Ramirez and Rufino Gabriel; (back row) coaches Ray Rivas, Rashad Faison and Shawn Rivers; William Mc-
Cellan, Jesus Zuniga and Blaiaine Molitor; Head Coach Buddy Martin, and coaches Dale Carlton, Travis Tubbs and Steve Rewis; missing is Alonzo
Casso.




Isaac: Rain Reports As High As 5 Inches


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
.It was like waiting for the
shoe to fall as Hardee County
prepared for the effects of slow-
moving Tropical Storm Isaac
last weekend.
Now .Hurricane Isaac, the
storm gained force as it moved -
through the Florida Straits and
into the Gulf of Mexico over
the weekend, moving northwest


to eventually hit Tuesday eve-
ning near New Orleans.-
Director Jill .Newman and
staff at the Hardee County
Emergency Operations Center
began monitoring Isaac's path
and effects by Thursday of last
week and began issuing period-
ic bulletins to the public and
media as "conditions began to
deteriorate with heavy rainfall,
strong gusty, winds, isolated tor-
nadoes and flooding in low-
Ivino areas. Hardeel wnc nlo id


under a Tropical Storm Warn-
ing, meaning impacts would be
felt within 24-36 hours.
The huge storm, which had
bands 200 miles outward, pro-
duced rain and winds strong
enough to close schools on
Monday. Rob Krahl, director of
facilities and transportation for
the Hardee County schools, met
with county EOC staff on
Sunday when the decision to
close schools was made.
It I te mc hnqC nr.)'* i-nev' I


run in high winds, and sustained
winds were expected to near 30
miles per hour with gusts to
well exceed that number.
Steady rain began Sunday
and continued through Monday
morning,, drifting back to wind
and heavy showers -which con-
tinued through midday Tues-
day. A tornado warning was
issued for the Lily/Limestone
area in western Hardee County
Monday afternoon and evening.
SRennrti n rt f infll ivid


widely around the county. Most
reported four to five inches in
the first 24 hours and a couple
of inches more later Monday
and Tuesday. Interestingly,
some of the outer bands pelted
the east coast around Boynton
Beach with 12 to 15 inches,
drawing more attention than
some west coast areas.
At the Range Cattle Station
outside Ona, rainfall measured
1.49 inches on Sunday, .63
S9= IQ* Af% n


Mining


Hearing


Today

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A proposal to add over 7,000G
acres to a mining plan will
come before local officials
today (Thursday).
Scheduled for 3 p.m; before
the Hardee County Commission
and the Hardee County Plan-
ning & Zoning Board in a joint
meeting., CF Industries is ask-
ing for approval of a four-point
application to mine a 7,201-
acre. However, nearly 1,100
acres, including Bay Swamps,
and Horse Brushy, Lettis
Payne and Troublesome creeks
will be undisturbed and become
state-owned conservation lands
and/or easements.
The tract will be an extension
of CF's current 15,000-acre
South Pasture phosphate mine,
which is on both sides of SR 62,
which already has work under
way to replace a drained head-
land with a true wetland and
create 4,000 acr.s of conserva-
tion lands. It Will also preserve
two to four million gallons a
day of water filtered through a
sand filtration corer and natu-
ral plants and then returned to
the aquifer.
The original mine lands extend
to, the west beyond the Hardee
Correctional Institution and, in
fact, is within 500 feet of the
staff housing at the correctional
facility with a waiver allowed
by the staff. The company's
original property extends to the
east almost to Polk Road. It
includes a beneficiation plant
just south of SR 62. A fertilizer
plant is in Polk County and port
facilities on the western end of
Hillsborough County.
CF realizes its days of mining
in central Florida are numbered.
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WEATHER

08123 92 70 0.01
08124 92 72 0.00
0:124 2 72 0.00 State Agencies Verify 1 Abuse Case At. FINR
08125 86 70 0.00
08126 84 75 1.49
08/2 as86 76 0o. By JOAN SEAMAN and families (UCF). response provided by owner rule in the Florida Administra- brain-injury transitional facility
08/28 90 73 0.93 Of The Herald-Advocate While the health agencies' Joseph Brennick and director of tive Code added last year by the can only serve individuals wh
TOTAL Rainfall to W0812 28.84 A swirl of innuendos and report notes only one case of marketing Steve Freeley, who state legislature. The rule would suffered some trauma, an aut
Same period last year 35.50 allegations continue to sweep abuse, neglect or exploitation works directly with brain- limit a transitional health care or motorcycle accident, divinl
Ten Year Average 52.81 against a local health care facil- was verified and the employee injured survivors and their fam- license such as FINR's to falls, and cannot treat people
Source: Univ. of FR. Ona Researc, Cener 'itv. terminated immediately, other ilv members to heln them locate natipnts snfffrincr from traumat- ,,;ith nnn-tr~ ,ti; hi in


INDEX
Classifieds...................5B
Community Calendar....6A
Courthouse Report.......7C
Crime Blotter.................3C
Hardee Living...............2B
Information Roundup... 4A
Obituaries...................... 4A
School Lunch Menus....7A



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8 33913 00075 7


For some, the preliminary
report of a state three-agency
investigation at the Florida
Institute for Neurologic Reha-
bilitation off Vandolah Road
has added fuel to the fire storm
which arose a couple of weeks
ago.
Detractors have chosen to
focus on the most negative parts
of the initial report issued last
Thursday by the Agency for
Health Care Administration
(AHCA) on its joint FINR
investigation Aug. 2-3 with the
Department of Health (DOH)
and the Department of Children


portions of the report drew
attention.
Those opposed to the facility
have focused on a statement
that some FINR residents are
being treated for other than
brain or spinal cord injuries and
suggesting that it amounts to
insurance fraud. In fact, Allstate
Corp. is reportedly seeking
fraud damages in a lawsuit
"alleging that a Florida brain-
injury facility warehoused
patients who were beaten and
abused by staff."
Following is a recap of the
AHCA report and FINR's


the appropriate services.
INAPPROPRIATE
RESIDENTS
Allegation: the facility pro-
vides service to individuals
under the transitional living
.facility license who do not have
a traumatic brain and/or spinal
cord injury as required by
Florida Statutes and recently
enacted Rule 641-1.005. It
would eliminate 50 of the 98
patients reviewed by the three
state agencies.
Brennick and Freeley say
their attorney Jay Adams is fil-
ing a petition to challenge the


ic or blunt force injury to the
brain or spinal cord.
For more than 20 yeats FINR
has treated patients from all
types of brain injury. These
could be from anoxia lack of
oxygen to the brain, perhaps
from a stroke, brain tumor or
other illness; seizures (epilepsy
Sis a form of head or brain
injury); Tourette's syndrome, a
neurological disease; and en-
cephalitis or other brain ab-
scesses due to a bacterial or
viral infection.
"The real crux of the matter is
that the state is trying to say a


y
ho
;0
to
g,
ie
n-


win non-traumatc c rain in-
juries," explained Freeley.
The facility doesn't take
Medicare or Medicaid, but pri-
vate pay, insurance and pay-
ments from other counties and
states who arrange to place a
patient at FINR. The insurance
companies pre-approve the
placement and rate, and receive
monthly reports on a patient's
progress, said Brennick. Some
patients may be there as little as
six months, some may take 18
months, two years, three years,
whatever is necessary to help
them relearn daily activities and
See FINR 2A


No Takers For

3rd BG Seat

... Story 2A


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: -i d-Advocate
S':'~* -rty'.' Hometown Coverage
.! 'iMES R. KELLY
fPullisher/Editor
'yN lNIA M. KRAHL
Manligiing Editor
', RALPH HARRISON
S' Production Manager

-A NOEV DE SANTIAGO
"'- Asst. Prod. Manager

'''lr, .'- Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Stly's Column
By Jim


;.' ini ,ic \'VicI :-ts will begin their fall football season
ii. 'l Ai / ;iutit trnditionial rival Fort Meade. The Miner
.. k, ..i l bin r,. .iIll) :;re aagood football team.

.:~i: '~n!i!,, i IHrd Ranch supply sold about 375 barbecue
:.'i 'i r .is'c !moinevy for. Sue Knight of Zolfo Springs. She is
Si ;', ii.i- Co, n u;L',r)vcrinnaiger Ronnie Durrance said the
'': ," '.. c'y s I':.ccssfll ;and said, "All the glory goes to


"', ;:!ol ia:. which later became a hurricane, went of
t, :' '.i;.i of FloriJ.a and the outskirts brought about four inch
,,- ,"' i 1+, }i;'-" ,:,' C o
o!:ei:;, :t sa spdce hero recently with the passing of Nei
.. ..., .: ". ti- firs! man to walk on the moon.

..''ila ildustIry Week magazine letter written by Ralph
,> -'; .K' iiri,. .1;. .c; ,sta.;t(ed "ecoW nic- theory :saysr-there are
S..... -' .,iion.i raw- ngi ea;' agriculturee.
., ,,;.,i .,4i-. i, F'veiryti ing else is service for the above three."
i ::.' : j Iir iif to level the playing field but notto protect
. .!i::t i~~.l.ri:'. H!- said, "Manufacturing is the key driver as
S. i 'iiii i.i! t C.1ses the stage for the next innovation.
:,-., hl, tonly gives laway today's jobs but tomorrow's and
- i;, '1:re.' lii.rc.n cds to be a long-term focus on the best interests
i't: i.o', l d 'v i ;:,.- !' ,nh. has extraction of raw materials and agriculture
,' I;:. :10 i .t.ryiig tI, reu cuit manufacturing.



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COURTESY PHOTOS
'l'l:: s'etay School was off to a great start"
-i -;:'.':'.'.;-' v xoas,; week. Teachers and staff members
:.. : ~t ,. ,;i:ms very early, .as they and.the.students:
... .. ." ;,'~'.,:i from i their summer break and begin


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There is about another 14 years
of mining at it South Pasture
Mine and the South Pasture
extension would add another 12
years or so. When this resource
is exhausted, the nearly 200
people working for the compa-
ny will be out of work. Well
over half of them are Hardee
County residents.
CF 'is asking for Major
Special Exception, develop-
ment approval, for its Master
Mining Reclamation Plan and
economic development agree-
ment to bring in alternate indus-
tries to provide future jobs for
its employees.
Two issues may -affect the
proposals. One is the designa-
tion of the Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation's de-
signation as a Rural Village and
accompanying 1,320-foot set-.
back. FINR is reluctant to have
that changed in any way.,
Another new issue is the pro-
posed railway spur' and con-
struction of BioNitrogen's urea
fertilizer plant on the Davis
property just north of the
Vandolah Power Plant and
whether it would or would not
be affected by nearby mining.
The Mine Plan
CF's main offices are on CR
663 about three miles north of


1


SR 62 at Fort Green. Immedi-
ately, one notices an announce-
ment that its employees have, to
date, accumulated 1,417,980
safe work hours.
Company CEO Nick Kat-
zaras, technical services man-
ager. Gary Blitch and public
relations representative Callie
Skipper Ward are ready to
explain the company's mining
plan.
Katzaras says if the addition-
al 7,000 acres is not approved,
CF's future will stop in 11
years. It has been mining since
1978.
The plan for the expansion
will continue an average of $8
million payroll annually, the
majority of which is spent in
Hardee County. It also provides
$1.4 million annually in taxes
and mining fee revenues, about
$10 million a year in phosphate
severance tax and about $25
million in subcontractor, sup-
plies and service purchased in
Hardee County.
SThe site is located in land
with a future land use of agri-
cultural with a mining overlay.
It is zoned agricultural and
industrial, which allows large-
scale uses such as phosphate
mining operations.
It has already received ap-
proval from the Central Florida
Regional Development Coun-
cil.
S Rural Center
The staff report for today's
meeting highlights part of the
problem. Section 3.14.02 of the
county's Land Development
Code requires a quarter-mile


setback from rural centers. A
Special Exception could be
approved to allow mining with-
in the half-mile setback, but
neither FINR nor E.L. Davis
will voluntary grant a waiver.
Katzaras said it will go to all
extremes to mine the rest of its'
property, which was taken away
when the county designated a
rural center. CF proposes to
construct a 10-foot berm with
100 Oaks per acre and pines to
create a forested upland system
to significantly reduce the noise
and light levels.
There will be monitoring
wells all along the berm and
these will be checked daily.
Katzaras notes that during the
2004 hurricanes and subsequent
rains/floods the sophisticated
computer models to divert flood
water to low areas of landscape
and away from residential areas
worked extremely well. No res-
, idences were adversely affect-
ed.
He said an independent engi-
neering firm monitors the com-
paction and thickpess of berm
and/or dam walls and the walls
are inspected daily.
S Katzaras said the mine area
would be watered by trucks
from the first mine cut and daily
so there would be no air partic-
ulate or dust.
In order to work with FINR
on its eventual plans to con-
struct a hotel and other build-
ings on its western wing, CF
proposes to push its mining
Within the 1,300-foot setback to
the forefront. Once Army Corps
of Engineers and other permits


are obtained, it would immedi-
ately begin with a mine cut and
be done within and nearly all,
reclaimed within two years. The
company, however, would be
required to continue to monitor
water quality for four years.
Katzaras noted that the prop-
erty where FINR now sits was
once a lodge for Gardinier
Mining, the original owner of
the property of CF. The lodge
was built there because there is
no phosphate rock under it.
He feels there is a complete
lack of understanding and min-
ing is a compatible land use.
"We will have to spend millions
in mining this setback area 10
years earlier than anticipated. It
will take us weeks to walk a
dragline over to that area to get
that going and get it reclaimed
to not affect FINR's plans. We
are willing to do that for peace
and be a good neighbor," he
concluded.
BioiNitrogen
Another consideration, per-
haps more unlikely, is the pro-
posed BioNitrogen Corp. plan
to begin construction of 'bio-
mass gasification plant on the
Davis property just north of
Vandolah Power plant and
south of FINR's western exit to
CR 663.
An agreement with the coun-
ty Industrial Development Au-
thority will provide nearly $2
million for a railroad spur for
this company and possibly
other industry in that area. To
date, Davis has not agreed with
a waiver for CF to mine near its
land or the spur.


FWC Public Meeting Set


For Next Week Ir


The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission will
meet Sept. 5 and 6 in Tampa to
discuss the Statewide Nuisance
Alligator Program; gopher ,or-
,toise, panther and falconry
issues; the anchoring and moor-
ing program; marine life and
saltwater fisheries; and modifi-
cations to management- of
Atlantic sea bass and reef fish,
among other topics. "
SThe meeting. which is open to
the public, wll" be at the:
Doubletree Hotel, 4500 -W.
Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607.
Sessions both days start at 8:30
a.m.
After review of consent agen-
da items, Executive Director
Nick Wiley will present a report:
Division of Hunting & Game
Management staff will follow
him with a report on the
Statewide Nuisance Alligator
Program, after which staff from
the 'Division of Habitat &
Species Conservation will dis-
cuss the conceptual framework
for imperiled species manage-
ment and provide information


on panther population assess-
ment and range expansion.
Also Sept. 5, commissioners
will decide whether to move
forward with revision of the
Gopher Tortoise Management
Plan. The proposed document is
a revision of the 2007 Gopher
Tortoise Management Plan, and
is intended to guide the contin-
ued recovery of the gopher tor-
toise through 2022.
To ensure that falconry can
"continue in Florida, the com-
mission will consider draft nile
amendments to FWC rules per-
taining to falconry, wildlife
rehabilitation and other falcon-
ry-related issues, because the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is
relinquishing to the states its
share of permitting responsibil-
ity
The final agenda item requir-
ing action Sept. 5 is the latest
component of a statewide
anchoring and mooring pilot
program.
On Sept. 6, commissioners
will take up marine fisheries
issues, including updates from


1 Tampa
the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council and the
South Atlantic Fishery Man-
agement Council meetings;
Atlantic black sea bass manage-
ment changes; and provisions
for restricted-species endorse-
ment exemptions for veterans.
The commission will consid-
er draft rule changes to black
sea bass management in
Atlantic state waters. The pro-
posed change would modify
size aid bag limits, and com-
mercial harvest and harvesting
gear requirements.
The commission also will
consider, in a final public hear-
ing, creating three commercial
license exemptions that will
assist Florida's veterans wish-
ing to enter into the commercial
fishing industry.
After deliberating the FWC's
strategic plan, budget issues
and legislative proposals, com-
missioners will hear an update
on tarpon, game fish and sport
fish designations and how they
might affect some Florida fish-
eries.


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inches on Monday and another
S.93 from midnight on into the
day on Tuesday. The 3.05 total
n was lower than most reported.
s The rainfall did move the
aquifer levels into the safe
range on the Southwest Florida
e Water Management District
a aquifer resource report. Hardee
e is in the district's South region,
o which includes Charlotte, De-
Soto, Manatee, Sarasota, High-
lands and Hardee counties, and
f is still under water restrictions.
That report also shows rain-
fall now over the historic aver-
age for this time of year.' The
district mobilized in preparation
for Tropical Storm Isaac, moni-
toring water levels and flows,
checking water control struc-
tures,and fuel supplies for pump
s stations.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott de-
S cleared a state of emergency and
cancelled his scheduled Mon-
day 'opening speech at the
'Republican National Conven-
tion in Tampa, which was even-
tually moved back to Tuesday
because of the logistics of mov-
ing over 2,000 delegates around
during heavy rain and wind. It
didn't stop protesters, however,
from going ahead with their
planned rallies.
In Hardee County, as else-
where in south Florida, the
Tropical Storm warning was
lifted and the EOC returned to
normal activity. School re-
sumed on Tuesday, along with
school-related activities.







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Draws No



Candidates
By JIM KELLY
Of The. Herald-Advocate
S; .Bowling Green City commis-
sion members Woody Caligan
and Richard Barone will each
Serve another three-year term
.after no other candidates came
forth.
The 'seat held. by Perry
Knight, who resigned recently
to run for County Commission
in November, is still open.
Howard Junior Williamson con-
sidered serving the two years
left in Knight's District 1 term,
but decided not to.
Had the seats drawn oppo-
nents, a city election would
have been held in September.
City Clerk Pam Northup said
Tuesday afternoon a special
commission meeting will be
called soon to discuss the pend-
ing vacancy, and an election
would be called for. She hoped
it could be held at the Nov. 6
General Election to save about
$800 in city costs to hold a sep-
arate election.
Caligan and Barone will be
sworn into their new terms on
Oct. 11. Caligan will begin a
fifth term, but not all consecu-
tively. Barone will begin his
third three-year term.


requirement and a process to.
comply with the requirement
Needs to be. established. ,
- This is related to the above-
noted entry on inappropriate:
residents and the recently enact-
ed rule to admit only patients
suffering from traumatic spinal
cord or brain injury.
BARR
Allegation: Residents object
to the BARR (Brief Assisted
Required Relaxation) proce-
dure', a highly intensive restric-
tive behavior intervention.
FINR is asked to give evidence
that this procedure is monitored
and patients are protected.
Brennick explained at some-
times a head-injury patient will
be on overload, screaming,
jumping, attacking 'or out of
control in other. ways. The
Profession Crisis Management
program designed to address
behavioral crisis is used only in
emergency procedures to pre-
vent a person injuring them-
selves or others.
By the procedure, two staff
-members take the person by an
arm and try to walk them into a
more settled state. If that does-
n't work, they are placed on a
mat and held for a few minutes
until they have quieted. In no
case is this more than 15 min-
utes, said Brennick.
STAFFING
Allegation: One staff member
did not qualify for employment
based on criminal background.
Every staff member must
pass both Level I and Level II
screening, what amounts to an
FBI screening to work in the
drug-free environment and pro-
vide direct care to patients. The
nursing or residential services


assistant had an incident many
years ago, said Brennick. The
state had since' approved -her
state license. Since'the investi-
gation, she has been pulled off
the schedule until an exemption
is obtained.
Brennick said to his knowl-
edge there is no other employee
whose eligibility is questioned.
REPORTS
Allegation: FINR has failed
to provide adult and pediatric
incident reports. ,
As noted in a previous edi-
tion, FINR and the three inves-
tigating health care agencies
have been in disagreement on
provision of incident reports.
Brennick said incident reports
are a risk management tool,
completed by staff and patients,
if they are able.
He said that traditionally
DCF comes and does an inde-
pendent. investigation, review-
ing the patient's chart, inter-
viewing the patient and/or fam-
ily privately, and staff members
individually.
SDuring its recent investiga-
tion, there were 13 members of
the three state agencies which
spent three days at the facility,
reviewing every file, meeting
with many clients, especially
those with family members
present, and observing intetac-
tion with staff and patients.
After the investigation, DCF
filed a petition in Hardee
Circuit Court to force FINR to
turn over the incident reports.
That matter was scheduled for a
hearing on Aug. 22, but was
cancelled as DCF and FINR
were negotiating release of the
incident reports.


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ways to deal with frustrations of
their medical conditions.
DISCHARGE PLANNING -
Allegation: There was a lack
of appropriate plans to transi-
tion residents back into ,the
community.
"No one stays here forever.
Every patient .has 'a discharge
plan when admitted, even if it is
as simple as 'the family wants
to take him home.' Every
patient's file includes where he
.is heading. It's at the bottom of
the plan of care, which is updat-
ed every 30 days, quarterly and
six months, Brennick ex-
plained. "Patients have a right
to be here as long as necessary
to meet their needs."
Some patients will only im-
prove enough to be handled in a
nursing home or adult congre-
gate living, facility (ACLF). The
length of stay at FINR is indi-
vidualized for what is right for
each patient, and the plan is
always placement- in the least
restrictive environment in
which the patient can be safely
handled, he added.
According to the AHCA
report "a transitional living
facility is a site where special-
ized health care services -are
provided, including, but not
limited to, rehabilitative servic-
es, community reentry training,.
aids for independent living and
counseling to spinal-cord-
injured persons and head-
injured persons."
RECORDS
Allegation: Reports to the
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Central Registry must be filed
within five days, including evi-
dence that a protocol to show
residents meet the statutory


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August 30, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Sometimes free isn't a good
thing.
This was made clear as the
Universal Free Breakfast Pro-
gram was offered to five of
Hardee County's schools.
According to Food. Service
Director George Kelly, Chapter
570.981 of Florida Statutes
requires the program to be
offered to schools with 80 per-
cent or more students eligible
for free or.reduced meals.
The Hardee County School
Board currently has no policy
approving the program. There-
fore, each year the board
decides whether it wants to
approve or disapprove the pro-
gram after hearing public com-
ment at two regular School
Board meetings.
SThe first meeting took place
on July 30 and the second on
Aug. 9.
During these meetings it was
noted that only five, not all, of
Hardee's seven public schools
were eligible for this program:
North Wauchula Elementary,
Zolfo Springs Elementary,
Bowling Green Elementary,
Hilltop Elementary and Hardee
Junior High. In these schools,
80 percent or more of the stu-






account raiding and shuffling
began in January of 2006, and
continued up to and through his
2011 arrest.
Hardee County Sheriff's
Office spokesman Maj. Randy
Dey said on Wednesday that the
probe into Manley's activities


dents qualified for free or
reduced meals.
If approved, all students at
these schools would have re-
ceived free breakfast instead ol
paying the usual $1.25 for ful
paid breakfast or 30 cents foi
reduced price.
But Wauchula Elementary
and Hardee Senior High are noi
eligible for the program, mean-
ing some children in a family)
would benefit from the program
while others would not. Further
after analyzing last year's
breakfast numbers, Kelly esti-
mated' the Food Service
Department would lose
$18,967.05 in revenue.
Upon hearing all of the infor-
mation gathered and public tes-
timony, the board decided tc
disapprove the Universal Free
Breakfast Program.

In other recent action, the
School Board:
-recognized three of its
members, Teresa Crawford
Paul Samuels and Thomas
Trevino, who received Certified
Board Distinction. -
-approved revisions to the
Student Progression Plan. One
addition was that all middle
school students must complete
one course in career and educa-



CPA
Continued From 1A
while operating Manley &
Associates remains ongoing.
Manley was the administrator
of several trust funds for loca
individuals and families, and
also performed CPA functions
for individuals and businesses.
Conducting the probe an


r tion planning.
-approved $244,750 for
t milk and dairy products from
- Borden Dairy for cafeterias in
f Hardee County in the 2012-13
I school year. Also, $46,750 for
r bread and bakery products from
Flowers Baking.
S -approved contracting with
t TCB Consulting in fiscal year
- 2012-13 for help in implement-
S ing the Healthy Hunger Kids
SAct. It will cost Food Service
, around $11,400 for help in
s meeting the new meal pattern
Requirements as stated in the
Act.
-accepted the resignation of
Melissa Davenport at HJH and
STracey Beckett, Zoo Kue and
Peter Preston at HHS.
-approved the hiring of
Anita Goad replacing Laura
Longenecker -at WES, Julie
Hancock replacing Jessica
Murdock at WES, Ralene Bates
replacing' Sara Hall at WES,
SKristopher Helms at WES,
, Sandra Duncan part-time at
SWES, Jamie Cole replacing
Carrie Jenkins at ZSE, Sarah
Guzman replacing Michelle
Shepard at HES, Michelle
Shepard replacing Sherri Kouns
at HES, Paul Chandler replac-
ing Hallie Crosby at HJH,
Katherine Landress replacing






investigators with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office, the
r Florida Department of Law
1 Enforcement and the State
1 Attorney's Office.
s More charges are expected to
be added to the 23 now pend-
e ing, Dey said.


GETTING READY!


COURTESY PHOTOS
Bowling Green Elementary received school supplies from its business partner, Mosaic
South Fort Meade mine, during pre-school days. Mosaic also provided a picnic-style
luncheon for the staff on Thursday of last week, complete with fried chicken, baked
beans and potato salad.


DonateLifeFlorida


Melissa Davenport at HJH and
Stacey Wood replacing Gilbert
Vasquez at HHS.
-approved Shadow Ward as
girls varsity volleyball coach at
HJH, Melissa Zeigler as assis-
tant swim coach at HHS,
Melanie Henderson as junior
varsity softball coach and junior
varsity volleyball coach at
HHS, Jeanne Adkins and Roy
Myrie as boys/girls track assis-
tant coaches at HHS and Val
Patarini as assistant athletic
director at HHS.
-approved as substitute
teachers Marsha Albritton,
Maria Ayala, Tina Derringer,
Wendy Frye, Andrea McHan,
Michael Minegar, Erica Moore,
Michelle Olivar, Erlinda Reyna,
Kember Rios, Haley Shelton,.
Leigh Souther, Sabrena Van-
Sickle, Cassandra Wadsworth,
Judy Albritton, Ruth Redding,
Diane Shadoin, Jermain King,
Helen Albritton, Ashley Brown,
Lisa Coker, Christy Evers, Mae
Gambler, Bella Gomez, Tammy
Gomez, Kelly Harkinson,
Jeanne Hendricks, Ana Juarez,
Michelle' Knight, Whitney
Lackey, Kelly Meeks, Jeanne
Adkins Myrie, Amanda Outley,
Victoria Sanchez, Sherri Shaw
and Laura Weeks.


HEARTLAND
HURRICANES
Mid-Florida Football &
Cheerleading Conference
district supervisor Kirk
Simcic clarifies that while
the Arcadia league he is
associated with would sus-
pend any coach charged
with a felony crime pending
the outcome of the case,
the conference itself leaves
such actions up to each
individual league. The con-
ference suspends coaches
only in instances of alleged
crimes against children or
the elderly. Christopher
Michael Rich, 24, of Wau-
chula, was charged with 11
felony counts on Aug. 16,
and is athletic director and
a coach for the new
Heartland Hurricanes
league, which is a member
of the Mid-Florida Confer-
ence. Any action would
come from Heartland Hur-
ricane directors, Simcic
noted.

COURTHOUSE REPORT
A listing in the Real
Estate portion of this
week's Courthouse Report
contains a typographical
error. The entry should
read: Wauchula State Bank
to Dianna Garza and Joe
Mario Benavidez, $31,000.
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.


Fertilizer Plant Plans


To Locate In Hardee


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An environmentally friendly
gasification plant off CR 663
will produce nitrogen-rich fer-
tilizer.
Plans are under way to build
the first BioNitrogen Corp.
plant on the Davis property just
north of Vandolah Power Plant
along the Ona-Fort Green
Road, the colloquial name for
CR 663.
BioNitrogen is a green tech-
nology company developing a
relationship with growers, tree
surgeons, golf courses and land-
scapers to take their biomass
materials (clippings) to produce
nitrogen-rich ,urea fertilizer
which, in turn, will help im-
prove crop yields and con-
tribute to an increased world-
wide food supply, says a press
release issued on Monday.
In addition, BioNitrogen's
collection of biomass will
reduce tipping fees and use of
valuable space at the Hardee
County Landfill. BioNitrogen
will charge lower tipping fees
for the disposal of yard waste.
The plant is the result of
negotiations which began in
February with the Hardee
County Industrial Development
Authority (IDA), which may
provide up to $2 million in
Enterprise Zone grants and
other incentive funding for .the
building of a railroad spur on
the land owned by Edgar Davis
and Larry Davis of Florida
Fertilizer.
The rail spur to the main rail
line which runs down the west
side of CR 663 will connect
BioNitrogen and other compa-
nies for expansion opportuni-
ties, says the press release. As,
part of its mining and reclama-
tion plan for the South Pasture
Extension, nearby CF Indus-
tries will leave a commercial
corridor along CR 663.
The press release quotes IDA
economic development director
Bill Lambert, "The county is
focused on fostering economic
development in the region and
we believe that the BioNitrogen
plant will be a significant step
in that direction by bringing
both jobs and revenue to 'the
area. We will be working close-
ly with BioNitrogen manage-
ment in the ensuing 'months to
facilitate the project."
Bio-Nitrogen hopes to have


all agreements in place by Dec.
31 and be on the way to obtain-
ing all of its permits.
The company first announced
its plans to build a plant in
Hardee County last Thursday. It
said the company has a three-
year agreement with PRM
Energy Systems (PRME) to
build gasification units for its
urea fertilizer plants.
That first notification said
PRME specializes in "develop-
ing, designing and supplying
gasification technologies and
equipment, and is world re-
nowned as the premiere tech-
nology for biomass gasifica-
tion.
Granherne Inc., a global engi-
neering firm, will design the
plant with its PRME gasifica-
tion systems, taking biomass
feedstock, such as tree trim-
mings, and producing urea fer-
tilizer. Hardee County, and
Florida, has a ready market of
tree trimmings, often enhanced
by weather events such as
heavy rains, thunderstorms and
hurricanes, notes the release.
SBoth PRME and BioNitrogen
favor their business partnership.
"We are pleased to partner with
BioNitrogen. Now that we've
been selected as the company's
gasification source, the process
can advance rapidly for the ini-
tial plant," said Ron Bailey Jr.,
PRME president.
Carlos Contreras, BioNitro-
gen president and CEO, echoes
that. "This agreement is a major
step forward in the process of
constructing our first urea man-
ufacturing plant. We are pleased
to be working with PRME,
which is a world-class company
with a long track record of
building first-class gasification
systems. This brings BioNitro-
gen another step closer to pro-
viding domestically produced
urea fertilizer for the North
American market."
The concept is to take resid-
ual agricultural waste, tree trim-
mings, wood chips and other
biomass materials and make a
high-quality white crystalline
solid containing 46 percent
nitrogen as.a crop fertilizer for
agricultural wholesalers'\ and
retailers, says the press release.
The proposed local plant will
be able to produce 15 tons of
urea fertilizer per hour, or
124,200 tons annually.


Short height and speeches on behalf of the Democratic
party earned President James Polk the nickname
"Napoleon of the Stump."


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 15, heard Betsy Edwards speak about
donating organs and tissues. One donor can save up to eight lives, she said. Her father
received a kidney transplant nine years ago. She said 114,000 people in the U.S. are
on the organ transplant waiting list, including 4,000 in Florida. For more information
about signing up to be an organ donor, go to DonateLifeFlorida.org. Donors are anony-
mous. A positive mindset is important for. donor recipients. From left are Betsy
Edwards, Tampa, senior public affairs coordinator for LifeLink Foundation; Zee Smith;
Jqerny Reed, Sebring, 'who had a liver transplant 10 months ago after contracting
Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion; Dorothy Reed; Kelly Weems Yeomans; Emily
Reed, 8; and Calab Reed, 11. Edwards saideach day 18 people die in the U.S. due to
lack of organ donars. You can designate your wishes on a driver's license. Donations
can include heart. kidney, pancreas, lungs, tissue, corneas, skin, and liver.

In spite of its clumsy appearance, the hippopotamus is an excellent swimmer and can
run as fast as a human being.

Bent-wire clips appeared in American offices as early as 1867, but it was the British-
designed Gem paper clip that took off and is still produced by the billions.


This is an exciting event for us....we would love to share this evening
with you as we debut our jewel Kade business!! We have been raised
in Hardee County and are very excited to introduce y'all to this
unique line of jewelry! So come on out and enjoy a fun night with
"the girls".....Java will be offering coffee and dessert!
Bring and friend.....or two!


Fall/Winter Catalog Debut
September 6, 2012 from 6:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.
Java Cafe' 202 West Main Street


Free Breakfast Not Universal


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Kristi G. Carlton
(863) 781-0434
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4A The Herald-Advocate, August 30, 2012


DEBBIE BECKHAM-
HANNER-BROWN
Debbie Beckham-Hanner-
Brown, 59, of Arcadia, died on
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her
home.
Born on Feb. 13, 1953, at
Bartow, she lived in DeSoto
County most of her life. She
was a unit secretary at DeSoto
Memorial Hospital for 28 years
an'd of the Jehovah Witness
faith.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Glover "Junior"
Beckham; and brother, Artie
McClellan.
Survivors include husband
Hugh "Gregg" Brown of Ar-
cadia; mother Helen McClellan
of Arcadia; two sons, Bubba
Brown and wife Kim of, Ar-
cadia, and Butch Brown and
wife KIim of Arcadia; two
daughters, Pam Burson and
husband Tony of Fort Pierce,
and Tina Baum and husband
Brian of Arcadia; five brothers,
Jimmy Beckham of Arcadia,
Buddy Beckham and wife Nola
of Aracadia, Ben Beckham and'
wife Charlene of Zolfo Springs,
Dale Beckham and wife Janet
of Zolfo Springs, and Anthony
Beckham and wife Jennifer of
Jacksonville; two sisters, Con-
nie Beckham of Arcadia, and
Angela Ackley and husband
Alan of Zolfo Springs; 14
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Robarts
Family Funeral Home of
Arcadia,





MABLE ARTHUR
SOUTHERLAND
We announce the celebra-
tion of the life of Mabel
Arthur Southerland, who
went home to the Lord, join-
ing her husband- James E.
Southerland, on Sunday,
Aug. 26, 2012, in Dothan,
Ala.
Mabel was reared in
Orlando, and attended Stet-
son University. She was 94
and enjoyed every minute of
life. She loved spreading joy
to all she met and especially
building new Sunday School
classes. Many are forever
thankful for her seeking them
out and encouraging them in
their Christian growth and
family nurturing.
"Ms. Mabel" was a Sou-
thern Baptist Minister's wife
for 60 years and proud of it.
She was a true partner with
her husband in his ministry
as President of Baptist Bible
Institute (Baptist College of
Florida), in Graceville, in the
1950s-70s. Many students
and their families will lov-
ingly remember her for her
guidance, encouragement
and zest of life as a minister's
wife.
Anyone who ever met
Mabel loved her immediate-
ly, as she did the them, and
never forgot her beautiful
smile, spirit and love of life.
She loved her caregivers at
Wesley Manor whose loving
attention to her is deeply and
forever appreciated by her'
family.
Her family rejoices in her
life! Her children are Carol
and David Knight, Dothan,
Ala.; David and Mary Lynn
Southerland, Tallahassee;
and Becky and Mike Barr,
Dothan, Ala. She was so.
proud of her grandchildren
and great-grandchldren;
Anne, Jud, Blake and Kyle
Reasons; Carl Ti, Han, Wen
and Kai Zhang; Shelley,
Carianne and Colin White;
Shane, Janelle, Spencer and
Stewart Southerland: Cheryl
and Jamie McCrary; Robyn
Barr; Nathan, Stephanie and
Henry Barr; and Caroline.
George, Gracie and Emma
Merritt. They loved.her dear-
ly. Ethelind Prescott, Wau-.
chula, a sister-in-lalw, was as
precious to her as a true sis-
ter.
Visitation for family and
friends will be held on
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at 10


Obituaries


JOHN W. WOODS
John W. Woods, 73, of
Gastonia, N.C. and formerly of
SHardee County, died on
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
He was the son of the late
William A. and Audrey Dixon
Woods. He is a U.S. Air Force
veteran.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by orie
brother, and in-laws Theodore
and Eliza,Hyde Woods.
Survivors include wife Mar-
garete; three sons, Bobby
Woods and wife Tracy of
Wauchula, Mike Gittens and
..wife Marilyn of Blairsville,
Ga., and Ray Raupp and wife
Lynn of Mesa, Ariz.; two
daughters, Debbie Hohman and
husband Rob of Umatilla, and
Monteen Peeler of Eustis;
brothers Charles Woods and
James Woods; sister Muriel
Boyd; 11 grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 11 a.m. to
noon on Saturday, Aug. 25 at
McLean Funeral Directors of
Belmont. The funeral service
was at noon in the Bumgardner
Chapel with Pastor Mike
Roberts officiating. Interment
followed at Greenwood Cem-
etery.
Arrangements are by Mc-
Lean Funeral Directors of
Belmont, N.C.

HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, -please leave
message.)


ELOISE WHITE-
HURST DRISKELL
Eloise Whitehurst Driskell
went to be with her Lord on
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Born to Wilbur W. and
Lemmie C. Whitehurst on
March 19, 1919, she was a
lifetime resident of Wauchula.
Mrs. Driskell was a gradu-
ate of Wauchula High School,
Florida Southern College and
.received a Master's degree
from Western Carolina .Uni-
versity. She ;was selected to
be the first "Miss Florida
Southern College" in 1938
and again in 1939.
She worked in the Hardee
County educational system at
various levels for'34 and one-
half years. She was a member
and past president of Delta
Kappa Gamma, honorary
teaching society.
: She is survived by two
sons, Jeff Lott and Jess
Whitehurst Driskell of Wau-
chula; nephew David Green
of Wauchula; and niece Betsy
Green of Atlanta.
Services will be held at the
First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula, 207 N.
Seventh Avenue, on Saturday,
Sept. 1, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Visitation will be 30 minutes
prior to the service at 1:30
p.m.
On-line condolences may be
made at PongerKays-
Grady.com.
CPogetk-yoys-Qgkaody
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Cremation Services
Wauchula
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Holiday Changes
Garbage Pickup
Due to the Labor Day holi-
day, there are some changes
to garbage collection sched-
ules. In Wauchula and
Bowling Green pickup will
change to Tuesday.
Hardee County Disposal
will riot pick up on Monday,
instead its next scheduled
pickup will be next Thursday.
The same can be said for
Zolfo Springs. The County
Landfill and Animal Control
will be closed on Monday.

Help For Raising
Grandchildren
A grandparent, aunt or
uncle or other relative raising
a child related to them can
get special resources and,
benefits through the Hardee
Help Center, Florida Kinship
Center and other groups.
The free clothes, shoes,
legal books and information
are available on Friday,
Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Help
Center, 713 E. Bay St.,-
Wauchula. For more infor-
mation, call 941-341-4268.

Drop Off Old
Medicines
The Hardee Alliance for
Substance Abuse invites you
to safely dispose of old,
unwanted or expired human
and pet medications on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to .2
p.m.
The medications can be
taken to the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, Hardee
County Health Department,
Bowling Green Police De-
partment or Zolfo Springs
Substation. F or more infor-
mation, call Suzanne Lam-
bert at 767-0401.



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Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of. resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given.


LUCKY CLOVERS!


COURTESY PHOTO
The spring "4-H Paper Clover" fundraiser was the most successful ever, and Wauchula
Tractor Supply was recognized for being one of the highest-performing stores in the
state. Sponsored by Tractor Supply Co. nationwide, this promotion allows customers
to purchase a green 4-H clover for $1 when finalizing their store transactions at the
cash register. The Wauchula store raised $1,121 for 4-H during the 12-day promotion,
and received the Class Champion Award, District Champion Award and Regional
Champion Award for its top performance. Hardee County 4-H was the recipient of over
half of these funds. Shown with the certificates, ribbons and big check are receiver
Lina Miller, 4-H Agent Carolyn Wyatt, store manager Sammi Hawkins, team leader
Michelle Frame, and assistant store manager Tim Durrance.


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Church in Graceville. Fu-
neral services will begin at 11
a.m. with David Southerland
officiating. Burial will follow
at the Marvin Chapel
Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to
the James E. and Mabel
Southerland Scholarship
Fund, Baptist College of
Florida, Graceville, Florida.
Williams Funeral Home,
5823 Brown St., Graceville,
FL 32440 is in charge of
arrangements.
Williams Funeral Home
of Graceville
Gracevillle, Florida







August 30, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Fall sports are under way now and most have gotten in despite
Tropical Storm Isaac's rains and wind.
The Wildcats made a good showing in their pre-season game
against Lake Placid in a 35-6 win. Friday's game is at Fort Meade,'
which lost 15-14 to Mulberry last week and will be looking to start
its season off strong against Hardee.
The JV football team gets going with a game tonight
(Thursday) at Wildcat Stadium against Mulberry. ,
Just a reminder for anyone who hasn't gotten their season or
reserve tickets. A super booster for all home sports is $80 for adults
and $40 for students. A booster ticket for all home varsity and JV
football games is $40. Reserve seating is $15. Those that had them
last year have first right to renew by Sept. 1. Call Athletic Director
Andy Judah at 381-9984 or at the high school 773-3181, ext. 314
to get tickets.
Volleyball has also got a good start, winning a pair of games in
a tournament last Saturday. Shadow Ward is coaching the varsity
and Melanie Henderson is the JV mentor. Varsity'players are Emily
Albritton, Jessica. Harrison, Karlee Henderson, Desiree Smith,
Katie Wheeler, Kendall Gpugh, Jakaysha Lindsey, Bailey Carlton,
Ana Saldivar and Gemi Saunders. On the JV are Destiny
Thompson, Allison Smith, Abigail' Vargas, Brooke Dixon,
Georgeann Paris, Hannah Grisinger, Senida Garcia, Brenda
Miramontes, Josie Hancock, Courtney Richardson, Caryssa
Johnson and Claudia Klein.

Boys golf was supposed to start Monday but with school can-
celled will have to restart next week at Sebring. Boys on the squad
are Will Bennett, William Beattie, Trenton Moon, Tyler Hewett,
Reed Woods, Tristen Montgomery, Brad Brewer, Eric Klein,
Mikey Heine, Justin Davidson and Jake Pendergrass.
We haven't gotten a roster or schedule for girls golf as yet.

There are a couple of dozen out for swimming, which will get
its start next week as well. We don't have information on cross
country yet either.

Good news on the softball home front. Senior Kayla Knight is
healthy again and will resume her softball career. She is playing
travel ball with the Tropic Wave Gold through next August and will
be available for the varsity in the spring.
More important, is a softball scholarship looming at Palm
Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, with Kinimy
Bloemmers, a Florida State University standout, as the coach. The
Division II private Christian University is in West Palm Beach and
signing is expected in November.

Pop Warner football is active with all five teams playing each
Saturday. The Flag team is on the road, but the other four play at
home at Wildcat Stadium this Saturday against the East Manatee
Bulldogs.
Mid-Florida Football is on the road at North Port against the
Huskies.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@embarqmail.com with news or this biweekly column.

It's estimated that over 3,000,000 miles of dental floss
are purchased in North America each year.


Greetings from Fort Green!
I sure hope none of you had
any problems with the recent
storm. I type the news on Sun-
day afternoon, so at this point
we are just anticipating it com-


ing and hating to take down all
of my hanging plants, etc. The
school kids are looking forward
to an extra day of, sleeping late!
Maxine and Roy Albritton
had a wondL.. vacation. They


TAX NOTICES ARE OUT!
By now property owners should have received their TRIM
notices, which.were mailed on Friday. This year over 17;000
'TRIM notices were mailed..
"TRIM" is the Truth In Millage notice sent to property owners
informing them of what they should expect to pay in property taxes
beginning in November; Each notice provides the parcel ID num-
ber or account number for the property, along with a summary of
the taxes paid last year, the taxes to be paid this year if budget
changes are made, and taxes if no budget change is made.
The taxes to be paid are broken down' among' each taxing
authority, and the date and time of the public hearings to adopt the
budgets are also provided.
The market value of real property overall reached its peak in
2008 and has declined by 36 percent over the past four years.
Statutory and constitutional mandates such as homestead
assessment caps, exemptions, and agricultural assessment classifi-
cations create a large difference between the market value and tax-.
able value of real property.. Though the overall market value
decreased by 36 percent, the taxable value of real property has only
decreased by 12 percent since 2008.
Most homestead property owners will once again see a
decrease in the Just Value (market value) of their property this year,
but may see slight increases in the taxable value. Current law man-
dates that the assessed value of homestead property shall increase.
by tfiree percent or the Consumer Price Index, until the assessed
value and the just value are equal.
This year the CPI was three percent, so if the just value is
higher than the assessed value, homestead property increased.
Though legislation has been proposed to decrease the assessed
value-in proportion to decreases in the market value, legislators
have been unsuccessful passing legislation to address this issue.
However, a proposed constitutional amendment will go before vot-
ers in November, and if passed, legislators will be granted the abil-
ity to address this issue in the future.
Visit our website for a list of"Frequently Asked Questions"
pertaining to the TRIM notices, www.qpublic.net/hardee/.
If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to con-
tact me at the Property Appraiser's Office.
Next week, this column will address property tax exemptions.


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


recently enjoyed a cruise in
Alaska. Sherman says he never
wants to take a cruise, doesn't
want to get out of sight of land,
but he is changing his mind and
would like to fly out West and
take a cruise to Alaska. It is
good to have dreams!
Kaylee Hogenauer enjoyed
spending the weekend before
school started with her dad,
Mark Hogenauer, and his wife,
Charlotte, at the beach. They all
had a good time saltwater fish-
ing and walking on the beach,
among other things. I really
enjoy saltwater fishing but
Sherman says, "I'm not putting
my boat in that salt," so all we
do is freshwater lake fishing,
and that seems to be nearly a
thing of the past!
Our tractor has been on the
blink' and the Methodist Cem-
etery grass was nearly knee
high. Normally Sherman tries
to keep the outside of the fence
-mowed and Randy Davis mows;
inside of the fence. We all ap-
preciate Charles Abbott step-
Sping up to the plate and mowing
the outside of the cemetery. It
looks good now!
While I am giving praises,
someone has used their
Weedeater and knocked down
the weeds around the bridge on
Hendry Road. Anyone wanting
to get down to the water to fish
has easy access. It is never
unusual to see people enjoying
fishing from this little country
wooden bridge.
I try 'to walk every morning
and recently a green hickory nut
was in the road and someone
had run over it. It had stained
the shell road a pretty shade of
rust-brown color. It reminded
me of the early settlers dying
their handspun cloth with native
plants. We sure live in the lap of
luxury, but thanks to the early
settlers we can read about what
they did!
Our newly fordred youth
choir did a good job on a recent
Sunday morning. They sang
two songs under the direction of
Carol Brown. They meet on
Sunday nights at 6 for Bible
study, choir practice and food.
I'm sure it is not the food that is


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enticing them to participate in
the other two!
My sister-in-law, Avis Sasser,
has enjoyed a short visit from
Bobsy Swift. She lives in
Georgia and she and Avis have
been friends since she was a
very young child. At one time
they were next-door neighbors.
If any of you don't know, her
parents were Dale and Viola
Carlton.
John Deer did a good job
singing a special song Sunday
morning at Fort Green. We try
and have two specials each
Sunday morning and night. Lee
Chancey also did good singing
and accompanying himself on
the guitar. Our church is very
fortunate to have so many good
singers.
Buck Toole is being trans-
ferred to the Florida Hospital in
Wauchula for rehab. He gave
B.J. Haney the word for every-
one to bring him some good
food! Most everyone says all
hospital food has something to
be desired. It was reported at
church that Harriet Hendry is in
Sebring at Florida Hospital.
James Williamson is under the
weather and Mabel is having
some severe back trouble.
Evelyn Durrance was sched-
uled for knee surgery in Lake-
land last Monday morning and
Maxine Womack was to have
knee surgery in Bradenton.
Betty Walker was not up to
coming to church. Wesley-
Smith is having problems
again. Beth Sasser has trouble
with her back. Randy Abbott is
still hurting from his recent
accident.
I might have missed some
when Brother Steve was mak-
ing the announcements, but
these all need our prayer along
with others that you may know
about.
'Our sincere sympathy is
extended to Marvin Walker and
family on the final journey of
his brother. Marvin and family
have returned to Fort Green and
bought Hollis Albritton's home
place. Years ago he lived out
here on Ollie Roberts Road.
Please pray for one another,
our nation and the military.


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6A The Herald-Advocate, August 30, 2012


New Bowling Green City



Budget Is $2.2 Million


MYSTERY READER


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Cdinission Monday night tenta-
tively approved a new city
budget for 2012-13.
General fund expenses will
be $917,873 which will include
a $16,000 transfer from the
enterprise fund. Expected
expenses will be administrative,
$295,384; police department,
$424,178; physical environ-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000289
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSET
SECURITIZATION TRUST 2006-
A3CB, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-C UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 1,
2006
Plaintiff,


v.
ROBIN BOUCHER, et al
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-
PROPERTY
TO: ROBIN BOUCHER, LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS: 720 AVON
STREET BOWLING GREEN, FL
33834
Residence unknown, if living,
including any unknown
spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has
remarried and if either or both
of said Defendant(s) are dead,
their respective unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, lienors,
and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named
Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named
Defendants) and such of the
aforementioned unknown
Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown
Defendant(s) as may be
infants, incompetents or oth-
erwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property,
lying and being and situated in
HARDEE County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows:
BEGIN AT THE NW COR-
NER OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
33 SOUTH, 'RANGE 25
EAST, RUN THENCE EAST.
383 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE CON-
TINUE EAST 90 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 137.41
FEET; THENCE WEST 90
FEET; THENCE NORTH
137.41 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING,HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS:
720 AVON STREET, BOWL-
ING GREEN, FL 33834
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defense, if
any, such Morris Hardwick
Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is 5110
Elsenhower Blvd, Suite 120,
Tampa, FL 33634 on or before
Sept. 28, 2012, and file.the origi-
nal with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately there
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 27 day of
August, 2012
B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
"In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this hearing,
should contact ADA Coordinator
not later than 1 (one) day prior to
the proceeding at Florida Rural
Legal Services (Hardee), 963 E.
Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland,
FL 33801 (863) 688-7376 and for
the hearing and voice impaired
800-955-8770."
8:30-9:6c


ment, $175,786; and recreation,
$22,525.
The enterprise fund budget is
$1,297,036. Revenues will be
water income, $657,800; sanita-
tion, $257,500; sewer,
$336,100; and miscellaneous,
$45,636. Expected expenses
will be water, $696,020; santita-
tion, $276,136; sewer,
$308,880; and general fund
transfer, $16,000.
The combined new city budg-
et is $2,214,909, said city man-
ager Jerry Conerly. The current
budget, $2,751,644, which
included more grants and capi-
tal projects.
There will be no across-the-
board pay.raises included in the
new budget. Any raises would
be for attainment of additional
skill levels, responsibilities and
licenses/certifications.
Conerly said the city will
absorb the additional $35.15
monthly increase in medical
insurance for city employees.
Health insurance costs for the
city will rise $9,701 to
$123,617 for the new year
which begins Oct. 1.
There is $24,960 budgeted
for a new administrative clerk.
Conerly said capital expense
items 'in the new budget are
$5,000 for a hydraulic dump
trailer arid $20,000 for a pickup
truck. He said the city could


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000360
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,


Plaintiff,


RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ, et al,
Defendant(s)./

NOTICE OF
RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated July 19, 2012, and entered
in Case No. 25-2009-CA-00360 of
the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Hardee
County, Florida in which
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National
Association, is the Plaintiff and
Rigoberto Gonzalez, Martha I.
Gonzalez, are defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in/on Hardee County
Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 417 W.
Main Street, outside Room 202'
Wauchula, FL 33873, Hardee
County, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 5 day of September, 2012, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
of Foreclosure:
THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 30, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, LESS THE NORTH
693.00 FEET THEREOF AND
LESS, THE SOUTH 27.00 FEET
THEREOF AND SUBJECT TO
ROAD OF RIGHT OF WAY ON
THE EAST SIDE OF BAILES
ROAD. TOGETHER WITH AND
INCLUDING A 1995 CRES
MOBILE HOME ID #146M8894A
AND 146M8894B.
A/K/A 2608 BAILES RD, ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FL 33890
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated in Hardee County, Florida
this 23 day of July, 2012.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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 provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this (describe
notice); if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay service
711.
8:23,30c


buy a good used pickup for
$20,000.
City residents will have to
pay three percent more foy basic
sewer, water and garbage serv-
ices as provided 2009 ordi-
nances, he said.
The city still plans to give
employees a $100 Christmas
bonus.


IE


THURSDAY, AUG. 30
WHardee County Com-
mission and Planning &
Zoning Board, joint meeting
on CF Industries Mining
Plan, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 3
p.m.

TUESDAY SEPT. 4
-Rescheduled Wauchula
City Commission monthly
and budget workshop, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Hardee County Com-
mission, regular monthly
meeting, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
'Hardee County School
Board, Board Room, 230 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula,
facilities work program, 5:10
p.m., final public budget
hearing, 5:20 p.m., regular
meeting, 5:30 p.m.











The following permits were
applied for or issued by-.the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the, week of
Aug. 19-25. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

ISSUED
Michael E. Gillespie, Main
Street West, mechanical,
$3,500.
Larry W. Booker, John
Carlton Road, mobile home,
$28,900.
Mark Pierce, Lincoln Street,
demolition, $1,000.
Salazar Hernandez, West
Jones Street, alterations,
$25,000.
Douglas Battey, Altman
Road, mechanical, $3,500.
Douglas Battey, Oak Forest
Drive, mechanical, $3,500.
Douglas Battey, Stenstrom
Road, mechanical, $4,000.
Benjamin R. Hash, Cham-
berlain Boulevard, repairs,
$1,000.
Jose L. Aguilar, Cypress
Street, enclose screen room,
$5,000.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Unlicensed contractors typi-
cally do poor quality work or do
not finish the project, leaving
the homeowner to spend more
money hiring another contrac-
tor to repair or finish the proj-
ect.


10 HOURS A

MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


COURTESY PHOTOS
Nicole Spencer's class at Wauchula Elementary School welcomed a special mystery
guest reader. Pictured here you see Tamara Taylor, school guidance counselor, sur-
prising the class with her visit and sharing the book "Skippyjon Jones in the Dog
House." This popular book series is about a Siamese cat that thinks he's a Chihuahua.
The class was especially delighted that Skippyjon made a visit himself to share the
book with them.




Pop Warner Teams Moving Along


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
From jamboree to regular
season, the half dozen teams in
the 2012 Hardee Youth Football
League have begun their games
in fine fashion.
The teams played at the G.T.
Bray Park in Bradenton,for the
Aug. 18 jamboree. They fol-
lowed it with a spate of games
at home last weekend, except
for the flag team, which played
at the Fishhawk Sports Com-
plex in Lithia against the
Manatee Wildcats.
After last Saturday's game,
Brad Culpepper, a former
Tampa Bay Buccaneer who was
helping to coach his son's Titan
team, stopped by the Wildcat
locker room to talk to the Junior
Midget players.
Culpepper encouraged them
by reminding them that football
has a proper place. "You will go
inuch farther in ,the classroom
tharinr u'ei*i~er' %ilIbn the foot-:
ball field. I played with guys in
the NFL (National Football
League) who were making mil-
lions and are destitute now
because they took care of their
bodies but never paid attention
in school to take care of their
minds," said the former football
star.
This Saturday, all six teams
are at Wildcat Stadium, starting
with the flag team against the
Manatee Wildcats. The Brad-
enton Wolfpack is the only
other flag team, so Hardee alter-
nates against these opponents.
On Saturday, the flag team
will play the Manatee Wildcats
at 9:15 a.m. The other five
teams take on the East Manatee
Bulldogs in consecutive games,
the Tiny Mite at 10:15, Mitey
Mite at 11:30, Junior Pee Wee
at 1:30, Pee Wee at 3:30 and
Junior Midget at 5:30.
"It was a loooong day at


Wildcat Stadium but a great
home game day all in all," said
Hardee Youth Football presi-
dent Donna Parks.
At the jamboree in Brad-
enton, only the top four teams
participated and scores weren't
kept for the games. The Flag
and Tiny Mite divisions don't
do the jamborees. The Mitey
Mites lost. to the Manatee
Wildcats although an official
score wasn't kept.
The Junior Pee Wee team
walked away as victors over the
Manatee Wildcats, while the
Pee Wee team was unable to
score against the Palmetto
Trojans.
The Junior Midgets rounded
things out by playing a half in a
win over the East Manatee
Bulldogs before losing to the
Palmetto Trojans in the second
half of action.
In the season openers last
week, the Flag team went to the
" Fishhawk Complex iand en-
joyed a good game.
The Tiny Mites and the Titans
played evenly, each team hold-
ing their own and did not keep
score.
The Mitey Mite division
defeated the Titans handily,
going to a running clock in the
second half, when Hardee had
more than a 28-point edge. The


final score was 36-6.
The Hardee Junior Pee Wee's
game was the opposite, a nail
biter all the way, ending regula-
tion with a 12-12 tie. Hardee
was able to get the advantage in
a Kansas tie-breaker and won
19-12.
The Pee Wee's got a win
when the South Tampa Titans
didn't 'lave enough eligible
players on hand. That gave the
home team a chance to be well-
rested and prepared for the East
Manatee Bulldogs at Wildcat
Stadium 'this Saturday.
The final matchup of the days
was the Junior Midget division,
which had an uphill battle
against a tough South Tampa
team, losing 30-0.
Most of the games Sept. 8
will be at the Palmetto Youth
'Center against the Palmetto
Trojans. The two exceptions are
the Flag team, which will be in
Bradenton to face the Manatee
Wild i,. atid Junior Mid-';
gets, who will go to North Tam-
pa Boys and Girls Club to take
on the North Tampa Bandits.
In the following weeks to the
end of the season, Hardee will
also play against the Bulldogs,
Storm, Longhorns, Wolfpack
and Rebels. Home dates are
Sept. 15, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13.


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his friends and neighbors
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CITY OF WAUCHULA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MAGISTRATE
The City of Wauchula, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, seeks the submittal of
proposals from qualified attorneys who are interested in the position of Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate. The City is considering adopting the use of a Special Magistrate to
conduct is code enforcement hearings. The City currently relies on a Code Enforcement
Board.
Interested parties are invited to submit one (1) original marked "ORIGINAL" and nine (9)
copies marked "COPY" of their proposal in a sealed envelope to the City Clerk. The enve-
lope should be labeled "RFP #12-04, Code Enforcement Special Magistrate" and
marked with the respondent's name and address. Proposals may be mailed or hand de-
livered to:

City of Wauchula
Holly Smith, City Clerk
126 S. 7th Avenue
Wauchula,.Florida 33873

The submittal shall be received by the City only at the above address prior to 2:00 p.m.,
September 14, 2012. The delivery of the submittal on the above date and prior to the
specified time is solely the responsibility of the proposer. The submittal may be withdrawn
either by written notice to the City Clerk or in person, if properly identified, at any time prior
to the above submittal deadline.

Important instructions and specifications regarding responses to this Request for Proposals
are available online at www.cityofwauchula.com or by contacting the City Clerk's Office,
email: hsmith@cityofwauchula.com; phone (873) 773-3535. Failure to follow these in-
structions could result in disqualification.

Questions regarding this proposal must be in writing and must be sent to Holly Smith, City
Clerk, email: hsmith@citypfwauchula.com; fax (863) 773-0773. All questions must be re-
ceived by August 31, 2012.

Prospective proposers shall not contact, communicate with or discuss any matter relating
in any way to the Request for Proposal with the City Commissioners, any employee of the
City of Wauchula, other than the City Clerk or as directed in the Request for Qualifications.
Such communications initiated by a proposer shall be grounds for disqualifying the offend-
ing proposer from consideration for award of the proposal and/or any future proposal.
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Boys Golf On The Move


By JOAN SEAMAN "We lost a lot of experience
Of The Herald-Advocate from last year, so some of these
A trio of seniors leads the are going to have to step it up
2012 Hardee boys golf team on and do so quickly," commented
its two-month journey. Coach Heine.
The projected hurricane The team. practices at its
which closed Hardee High on home course, The Bluffs, where
Monday may have done away.,, over half of its matches are
with the start of the season for schedule. After a trip to Sun 'N
the 11 boys out for the squad Lake to face Sebring and Fort
this season. Meade next Tuesday, there are a
Coach George Heine has half dozen matches at The
returnees Will Bennett, William Bluffs, vs. Frostproof, Lake
Beattie and Trenton "Full" Wales, Avon Park, DeSoto, Fort
Moon to pace his team. Bennett Meade and Lake Placid, arid
advanced to regional play last finally DeSoto and Port
season. Charlotte on Sept. 25.
Juniors backing them up There are trips to Lake Wales
include Brad Brewer, Tyler Country Club to face Frostproof
Hewett, Eric Klein, Tristen on Sept. 27, and the annual
Montgomery and Reed Woods. Hawkins multi-meet experience
The underclassmen are sor' on Oct. 1.
Mikey Heine and Justin Davit .iFinal matches are at Lake
son and freshman Jake Pender- Wales, then home for DeSoto
grass. and to Lake Placid.


Hardee is in a huge 10-team
district loaded with private golf
academies, making it difficult
for a public school. such as
Hardee to compete effectively.
Class 1A, Region 6,.District 16
includes Sarasota Booker,
Bradenton Christian (boys
only), Sarasota Cardinal Moon-
ey, DeSoto, Lake Placid,
Saraosta Out-Of-Door Acad-
emy, Sarasota Christian (boys
only), Bradenton Southeast and
Bradenton St. Stephen's.
The Hardee girls team went
to regionals last season. From
that group, returnees could be -
now juniors Kaitlyn Shaw,
Brooke Knight and Courtney
Anderson and soph Kendall
Gough. Coach Byron Jarnigan
is expected to return to lead the
squad, but a roster and schedule
for the girls team hasn't been
available as yet.


Swim Practices Delayed


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Inclement weather has taken
a toli of the 2012 Haidee sWim
team program.
'A threatened hurricane closed
school on Monday, but has not
stopped the proposed opening
of the season for two dozen
Hardee swirihmers scheduled to
open with a tri-meet next week.
The team is scheduled for a
meet next Tuesday at the Lake
Wales YMCA, with Lake
Wales, Frostproof and Hardee
participating. All three are in
Class IA, Region 2, District 5,
along with All Saints' Academy,
Avon Park, Oasis Christian,
Tampa Holy Names Academy
(girls), Lake Placid, Lakeland
Christian, Mulberry and Lake-
land Santa Fe Catholic.
Coach Jan Brutus has 25 ath-
letes out for this season, led by
five seniors, Will Crawford,
April Garland, Wyatt Kofkee,
Andrew Reyna and 'Justin


Rickett.
The 11 juniors includes
Kevin Borjas, Carleigh Cole-
man, -Megan ,Hartman, Emily
Hughes, Holly Hughes, Susana
Oceguera, Emily Rhodes, Erica
Roberts, Kramer Royal, Cleston
Sanders and Leah Weeks.
The quintet' of sophs are
Caitlin Dufresne, Haley Eden-
field, Alex Johnson, Keifer
Kedzor and Cody Spencer. Four
freshman round out the team,
Becca Albritton, Atasha John-
son, Reyna Kirkland and
Cheyenne Pohl.
After the meet Tuesday,
there's a day of practice before
a meet next Thursday at the
Rowdy Gaines pool in Winter
Haven. The five-team meet
includes All Saints' Academy,
Haines City, Winter Haven,
Lakeland High and Hardee,
giving Wildcat swimmers some
tough competition.
And, Saturday, Sept. 8 is the
traditional Blackman Relays in


Sebring, with an 8:30 a.m. start.
' The first home meet is on
Sept.' 11, when Avon Park
comes to call. Coach Brttus
would appreciate any parents or
swim team friends who are
experienced to corpe out and
help with the timing, stArters
and scorekeeping. Contact her
at the high school, 773-3181 or
jbrutus@hardee.kl2.fl.us if you
can help. The only other home
meet is Senior Night, Oct. 9,
with another visit from Avon
Park.
The season concludes with'
the district championships the
week of Oct. 22 in Winter
Haven, with the regionals and
state championships in the fol-
lowing weeks. Only those in the
top four at districts advance to
the regionals and/or state. Last
year, Kofke, Crawford and
Weeks bowed out in the region-
al nieet.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Smart Cookies, Breakfast
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on
Bun, Hot Dog Bun, Veggie Cup,
Garden Peas, Yellow Cake w/
Choc. Icing, Ice Cream Cups,
Juice, Diced Pears, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Rolls, Deli Ham & Cheese
Wrap, Veggie Cup, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Buttered Toast, Scrambled
Eggs /w Cheese, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Roast,
Turkey Gravy, Rolls, Fish
Sandwich, Veggie Cup, Orange'
Wedges, Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Smart Cookies, Breakfast Stick,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito,
Corndog, Veggie Cup, Mixed
Vegetables, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast


Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on
Bun, Hot Dog Bun, Garden
Peas, Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce
& Tomato, Yellow Cake w/
Choc. Icing, Juice, Ice Cream,
Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Fruit Cocktail,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Rolls,. Deli Ham & Cheese
Wrap, Cheese Pizza, Lettuce &
Tomato, Broccoli, Applesauce,
SCondiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Buttered Toast, Scrambled
Eggs w/ Cheese, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Roast,
Turkey Gravy, Rolls, Fish
Sandwich, Cheese Pizza,
Lettuce & Tomato, Mash
Potatoes, Orange Wedges,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Stick, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Beef & Bean Burrito,
Corndog, Pepperoni Pizza,
Lettuce & Tomao, Mixed


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CITY OFWAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The General Pension Advisory Committee of the City of Wauchula will hold a Meeting
on Thursday, September 6, 2012 ai 10:30am or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be
held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Update on Pension fund, and any other business
that may come before the Committee.
S- The meetings will e held at the Administrative Building located at 126fSouthTth Av-
enue, Wauchula, FL 63873.

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 verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
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 as-
pect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled workshop
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held.
The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or www.cityofwauchula.com.

The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
,Street, Wauchula, FL.33873. --- ,- A, ; ... . -

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 Com-
mission 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 verbatim record
of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence 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, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
8:30c


CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
CITIZEN'S ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING
PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Wauchula will hold a meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Task Force (CATF), on
Monday, September 10, 2012, at 4:00 PM, to discuss the City's intent to apply to the Florida
Department of Economic Opportunity for a Florida Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant for fiscal year 2012 of up to $700,000. These funds must be used for one of
the following purposes:

1. T.o benefit low and moderate income persons;

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular
urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or
welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet
such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing,
neighborhood revitalization,, commercial revitalization, or economic development and in-
clude such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit
business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabili-
tation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional informa-
tion regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public
hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and
moderate income persons.

The meeting will be held at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. All members of the CATF are asked to attend. The meeting is open to
the general public. For information concerning the meeting, contact Olivia Minshew, City
of Wauchula Assistant City Manager, (863) 773-9193.

The meeting is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any persons re-
quiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Holly
Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535, at least three (3) calendar days prior
to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wish-
ing to attend the meeting should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863)
773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter
will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please
call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this
.meeting should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535 at least
three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting.
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EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY


CITY OF WAUCHULA
FAIR HOUSING TRAINING
PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Wauchula adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance pursuant to Community Devel-
opment Block Grant requirements. The purpose of the Ordinance is to prohibit discrimina-
tion on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status, handicap and
all other covered classes regarding housing.

The City has scheduled a training session designed for the real estate, insurance and bank-
ing professionals as well as property owners. This training session will be held on Monday,
September 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., at the Wauchula City Hall, 225 East Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida.

A separate training session for elected officials and the general public will be held at the
same location on Monday, September 10, 2012 at or around 6:00 p.m., as part of the City
Commission meeting.

The training sessions will be used to review the contents of the Ordinance and the com-
mitments made by the City in order to make all officials and the general public aware of
the intent and meaning of the Fair Housing Ordinance.

The training sessions will be conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any persons
requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact
Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535, at least three (3) calendar days
prior to the sessions and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person
wishing to attend the sessions should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk,
(863) 773-3535 at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions and a language inter-
preter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD)
please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation
at these sessions should contact Holly Smith, City of Wauchula City Clerk, (863) 773-3535
at least three (3) calendar days prior to the sessions.
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Vegetables, Juice, "Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Cowboy Macaroni, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Tossed Salad,
Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Chicken Patty on Bun,
Garden Peas, Tossed Salad,
Yellow Cake, Ice Cream,
Orange Juice, Condiments and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Jumbo
Waffles, Sausage Patty, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
,Lunch: Spicy Chicken Patty
on Bun, Chicken Gravy, French
Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed
Salad, Orange Wedges, Rolls,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Graham Crackers,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,,
Beef Burrito, French Fries,
Mixed Vegetables, Tossed
Salad, Orange Juice, Apple-
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PAGE ONE


'Cats Clobber Dragons; Meet Miners Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats won its
Pre-Season Classic last Friday
night.
The 'Cats handled the much-
improved Lake Placid Dragons
on the ground and in the air.
When it was over, Hardee had
the 35-6 victory.
This week, -the Wildcats
make tfie short journey north to
take on the Fort Meade Miners
at Frank Battle Stadium. The
Miners are coming off a 15-14
Pre-season loss to the Mulberry
Panthers. Sophomore quarter-
back Jay Smith passed to Chris
Morris for a 71-yard TD and
Trey Border scored on a one-
yard run with Smith running in
for the two-point conversion.
Pre-season reports have
fourth-year Miner coach Je-
malle Cornelius looking for
linemen to protect Smith, who
suffered two interceptions,
along with five dropped passes
and three fumbles.
Hardee had some of its own
pre-season missteps last week
with an interception and fumble
for a pair of turnovers. Junior
lineback Waylon Pleger righted
that with a pair of fumble
recoveries and soph Keyonte
Holley added a sack to keep
Lake Placid off balance.
If not for a 61-yard pass to
Ricky Miller,- Dragon junior
quarterback Robert Walton
would have had a dismal game.
He was 3 for 8 in passes for 91
yards, while four other backs


joined him in accumulating 75
Yards on 27 attempts carrying the'
football.
Hardee junior quarterbacks
Kris Johnson and Jacob Bolin
combined for 118 yards through
the air on 17 attempts. Holley
led the backfield quartet with
13 carries for 234 yards and
twin TDs. Together, there were
28 carries for 324 yards.
Hardee won the toss and
opened on offense after Octavio
Alvarez returned the kickoff 25
yards to start the Wildcats on
their 40. Holley picked up his
first two yards and senior Aaron
Barker got a baker's dozen to
put the 'Cats at the Dragon 46.
Johnson got a good pass off
to classmate Caleb Purser only
to have it called back to
Hardee's 39 on a holding penal-
ty. Another Holley two-yard
gain was followed by an incom-
plete passthen Johnson threw a
screen pass to Barker, who kept
running to the Dragon 24.
Holley made it a first down at
the Lake Placid 14. Barker got
three more, but a delay-of-game
penalty moved the 'Cats back-
ward. Johnson. went back to
pass, but kept the ball and ran
over right end for the TD. The
Miguel Garcia kick was good
and the Wildcats led 7-0 less
than five minutes into the game.
Lake Placid went three and
out on its first possession and
gave the ball back to Hardee on
its 45-yard line after a 25-yard
punt. Holley took over, going
around right end and not stop-


HARDEE LAKE PLACID
PASSING COMPLETIONS,
ATTEMPTS AND
INTERCEPTIONS 9-17-1 3-8-0
PASSING YARDS 118 91
RUSHING ATTEMPTS/
YARDS 28/324 27/75
TOTAL YARDS ,442 166
TURNOVERS 2 2
FIRST DOWNS 13 6
PENALTIES, LOST
YARDAGE 11-80 9-70
SCORING BY QUARTER:
Hardee 13 9 7 6 35
Lake Placid 0 0 6 0 6


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DURASTANTI
Superintendent of Schools
www.DavidforOurKids.com
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DEBICATED November 6th, 2012


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ATTENTION SINGERS!
Do you love to sing? Is there a melody in
your heart? Come and join Heartland
Chorale for its annual presentation of
"Treasures 0 Christmas"to be held on Friday,
Dec. 7; 2012. Rehearsals begin Tuesday,
Sept. 18. For more info., please call 863-
767-6130. Don't miss this great opportunity
to share your musical talent this holiday
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ping, breaking a tackle to com-
plete a 55-yard TD. The PAT
kick went wide but, in a little
over 1:30, the Wildcat lead
turned to 13-0.
The teams swapped penalties
to start the next series. Walton
was able to get the Dragons out
of a hole with a pass to junior
Eldon McKenzie for a first
down at the Dragon 48. The
Holley sack stopped progress at
the Wildcat 25 and Hardee
reclaimed the ball when the
punt went out of bounds at the
Wildcat 31.
Hardee had started its next
drive as the first quarter melded
into the second. A Johnson pass
to junior Nelson Bethea moved
Hardee up to its own 42. An-
other pass to Bethea took the
Wildcats inside Dragon territo-
ry at the 42.-After a short Barker
run, Bethea snared another
Johnson pass for a first-and-
goal at the Lake Placid 9.
Holley picked up three tough
yards and Johnson caught
Bethea in the end zone for the
5-yard TD. The Garcia kick was
good and it was 20-0.
The ensuing kickoff put Lake
Placid in bad position again at
its 11 but a rekick moved the


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Dragons to the Lake Placid 34.
A couple of fumbles on the snap .
moved Lake Placid backward.
A bad snap went over Walton's
head and was downed in the
end zone for a safety. At the
4:46 mark, Hardee had a 22-0
advantage.
On its next series, Hardee
went to junior running back
Tim Steedley to bring the kick-
off back 33 yards and put the
'Cats in business at the Dragon
'34. A Johnson pass to soph
Derick Graham was good for a
first down .at the Lake Placid
20. Another soph, Stephan
Jones, picked up yardage. A
pass in the end zone for junior
Tristan Lanier was jostled in the
air for a Lake Placid intercep-
tion and touchback.
The Dragons ran out of space
and a Pleger fumble recovery
gave the bdll back to Hardee as
halftime came, with Hardee still
up 22-0.
The second half didn't start
any better for Lake Placid. A
fumble on the kickoff return
gave Pleger another recovery
and Hardee the ball. Two plays
later, a Hardee fumble was
..recovered by Lake Placid,
which shortly punted it back to


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This time, Hardee took over on
its 43 and took only three
Holley runs to score. He gained
20 yards with some good fakes
and took a couple more tries to
get in the end zone. Garcia's
kick was good. Hardee led 29-
0.
Lake Placid had its best
opportunity on its next series.
Recovering the kickoff back at
its 14, Lake Placid benefited
from a pass interference call
and quickly was at its 29. When
another pass went awry, Walton
ran for a first down at the
Dragon 39. Then he passed to
Miller for a 61-yard TD.
Although the PAT kick wasn't
good, Lake Placid was on the


board, trailing 29-6.
Reserves went at it for
Hardee, with Bolin and Steed-
ley churning up yardage until
turning the ball over on downs
at the Lake Placid 20. Three
plays later, and starting the
fourth quarter, freshman Marco
DeLeon returned the punt 11
yards. Hardee was at the Lake
Placid 39.
Jones. and Steedley ate up
more turf and gradually got
downfield, until a Bolin pass to
Graham put the Wildcats on the
Dragon 2. Steedley ran it in for
the final score of the game.
Hardee won 35-6.
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Oak Grove Baptist Church welcomes the Rev. Tim Davis
as full-time minister of music and worship. He brings
over 35 years of experience, having served in church
ministry since the age of 15. He is an accomplished
musical conductor, pianist and organist as well as a
champion for music education for children, youth and
adults. Since joining the staff at Oak Grove, the music
ministry has experienced great growth, along with the
establishment of the M&M Kid's Klub,.a Wednesday night
ministry for children featuring a choir and missions train-
ing, thus the M (music) & M (missions). Another new min-
istry which will begin in September is the Fine Arts
Academy, providing private music 'lessons in piano and
organ and for vocal training. For more academy details,
costs and schedules call Tim Davis at the church, 735-
0321.


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Fort Meade High School

I Reunions Set For October


A pair of Old Fort Meade
.High School reunions take place
every.year: Both are coming up
in October.
Doyle Tillis heads up the first
reunion, which meets annually
onr the first Saturday of October
,at the American Legion. It
began 15 years ago as a gather-
ing of football players but now
includes alumni'through 1954.
That reunion will take place
Oct. 8.
There will be drawings for
door prizes. Cost is $20 and
reservations may be made- by
,contacting Tillis at tillis-
doyle@aol.com.
S The second reunion is set for
:Friday and;Saturday, Oct. 19-20.
The' Old FMHS ,:Alumni Re-
union will celebrate its third
year, and also 100 years since
'the old FMHS was built.
For this reunion, anyone who
ever attended, not. just graduat-
ed, from the old FMHS is invit-
ed; The old school was located
on East Broadway at South
Pine.
SVendors are currently being
sought for this reunion, particu-
larly those selling foods and
handcrafts. For more informa-
tion, contact Priscilla Perryat
the Fort Meade Chamber of
Commerce at ftmeadecham-
ber@yahob.com or (863) 285-
8253.
There will be two days of fun
events.
On Friday, Oct. 19, floats,
cars, trucks, decorated or not,
will line up and down North
Oak Avenue for a parade start-
ing at 4 p.m.
Perry points out that Oct. 19
is not Homecoming Friday -
that will be Sept. 14 the re-
scheduling of this reunion to
October was done in hopes of
cooler weather.
That Friday night, the Miners
:will play 'Lakeland Christian.
Tailgate parties will be gathered
;on the outside of the field south.
of the goal post.


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The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces: the following public
meetings to which all interested
persons are invited:
Bartow Service Office Govern-
ing Board Subcommitte
Meeting: Discuss subcommit-
tee business including poten-
tial sale of the facility, options
regarding' Bartow staff, and
facility rehabilitation. Govern-
ing Board members may
attend.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September
11, 2012; 5:30 p.m..
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office; 7601 US Highway
301. North, Tampa FL 33637
Governing Board Meeting and
Tentative Budget Hearing:
Consider SWFWMD business
including adoption of District
tentative millage rate and budg-
et for Fiscal Year 2012-13. The
Board may also consider action
relative to the ranking, negotia-
tions and final selection of an
independent financial auditor.
Some Board members may par-
ticipate in the meeting via com-
munications media technology.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September
11,2012; 6p.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters:org -' Boards,
Meetings, & Event Calendar;
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211.
Pursuant td the provision of the
Americans 'with Disabilities Act;
any person requiring reasonable
accommodations to-participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meet-
ing, by contacting SWFWMD's
Human Resources Bureau Chief,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; telephone
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-
800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-
6103; or, email' to
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.f
I.us.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made -by the
Board/Committee with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding-is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
For more information, you may
contact: LuAnne.Stout@Water-
matters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4605
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a.m., FMHS alumni will con-
vene at the large pavilion at the
Outdoor Recreation Area at
Peace River. There will be food
vendors for meals and snacks,
as well as a community DJ
dance at 6 p.m..
Alumni classes also are gath-
ering throughout the weekend
for breakfast, as well as individ-
ual class parties.
The only cost for the FMHS
Alumni Reunion is $5 per car to
cover expenses.







Fox Memorial Holiness
Church Camp will hold its
camp meeting on next week
daily at 7:30 p.m. from Aug. 27
through Sept. 1; There will also
be special morning services on
Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.
Everyone is invited to partic-
ipate. The church is at 2937
Pear Street in Zolfo Springs.
The-New Jerusalem Church
of God is sponsoring a bake and
yard sale Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to
support its food ministry.
It will be held at 1514 Lin-
coln St., Wauchula, For more
information on how to help,'
contact Juanita wright at 773-
0166 or 781-0982.
Victory Praise Center, 132 E.
Main St., Bowling Green, will
be holding a gospel sing on
Saturday.
The Fishers of Men will lead
off the program at 7 p.m. Finger
snacks will follow the service.
Everyone is invited.

The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.
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Operation Roundup Gives

To Area Family Ministry


Operation Round Up, the
charitable arm of Peace River
Electric Cooperative, has grant-
ed $5,200 to support a food
kitchen project of Leland Fam-
ily Ministries and its "HEAL"
program.
Funds will be used to pur-
chase commercial-grade refrig-
erator and freezer units, cooking
utensils, and food items.
The Lakeland-based HEAL
program partners with nearby
Keiser University to teach
recovering addicts how make
good dietary choices.
Leland Family Ministries also
supports rehabilitating addicts
and their families through vari-
ous other services such as addic-


tion recovery, drug education,
and community support pro-
grams. Headquartered -in Bar-
tow, the organization serves
across Polk County and into
neighboring counties.
Operation Round Up is a pro-
gram made possible by the gen-
erosity of Peace River Electric
Cooperative's' member-con-
sumers. Funds are raised by
"rounding up" monthly energy
bills, on a voluntary basis, to
the next dollar.
The foundation accepts grant
applications from individuals
and organizations for needs
relating to food, shelter, med-
ical, clothing and the environ-
ment.


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WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB CELEBRATES

85 YEARS OF SERVICE

The Wauchula Lions Club, whose motto is "We Serve", is gearing up to celebrate
their 85th birthday this month. The club was organized in 1927, and currently has
31 members. It is the longest serving Lions Club in the State of Florida.

The Wauchula Lions Club provides sight/vision assistance to over 50 individuals
a year for many, years in partnership with Dr. Mark Sevigny, the Hardee County
Health Department, and the School based Nurse program. Vision services include
screenings, glasses, and surgeries that are paid for by the
Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind. The collection
of not,broken eyeglasses, sunglasses and glass
cases! is an ongoing service, and the glasses col-
lected are distributed by Lions to needy areas all
over the w6rld.

Since 1978 the Wauchula Lions Club has given
college scholarships to Hardee High School sen-
iors.. The club has also donated to numerous
Other community organizations in need such as
The Hardee Help Center, Habitat for Humanity and
Hardee Youth Sports.

The Wauchula Lions Club is one of 46,000 clubs, and 1.35 million members mak-
ing Lions the world's largest service club organization. Lions is also one of the
most effective. The members do whatever is needed to help their local communi-
ties. Lions International is the number one non-governmental organization.in the
world -- and that rating was achieved by ensuring funds that are received are not
used for operations.

The Wauchula Lions Club meets every Thursday, 12:00 noon, at the Java Cafe. If
you are interested in learning more about the Wauchula Lions Club and/or would
like an invitation to become a member, please write us at: P.O. Box 248, Wauchula,
FL 33873, or join us for one of our weekly meetings. You can find us on iacebook
under "Wauchula Lions".

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Ever Heard Of Studebaker?


By AMY ROGERS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Hi, my name is Amy Rogers and I
have chosen to interview my grand-
mother, Mary Nell Rogers, also known
as Granny Rogers.
Granny was born Nov. 16, 1921, and
has lived to be 90 years old. She was
born in
Booneville,
Miss., and i i 'O l
move&to ,
Hardee in
1954 with her husband, Alton Rogers.
When my granny was a teenager
herself, she definitely had to do chores.
Wheri I asked her myself, "Did you
ever had to do chores?" she said, "Oh,
my Lord, yeah." The chores she had to
do were pretty much the same chores
teenagers have to do today, like house-
cleaning and feeding animals and
homework. The only difference was
there was no complaining.

My granny had 11 siblings, so they
definitely played games like hopscotch
and bullpen. Bullpen is a game where
you run around in a circle and throw a '
ball atipeople and when the ball hits
you,,you had to get out of the game.
My granny also played with yoyos and
dolls that her sisters and she made
themselves.

When my granny was younger, her
family didn't have much money so in
order to get from place to place, like to
school and town, either you rode the
wagon or in a bus. Granny Rogers also


played sports in high school, like bas-
ketball and baseball in the summer
time.
When my grandma was 20 she mar-
ried my late grandpa, Alton Rogers.
They married Dec. 8, 1941, the day
after Pearl Harbor was bombed. They
managed to have 11 kids, all the kids
names starting with D's; in order:
Donald, Billy (Doyle), Brenda (Diane),
Dudley, Debra, Dwight, Darlene,
Devon, Dan, Cheryl (Denise) and my
father, Derrick, who was the last child
which makes me the grandbaby of the
family.
My granny has outlived three of her
children, Donald, Brenda and Dwight.
Providing for a family this big was
hard, but since my grandpa was a mas-
ter carpenter and superintendent of
building the Hardee Senior High
School, in which I am honored to
attend, they managed to do it.:
My grandparents' first vehicle was a
Studebaker, which personally I have
never heard of.
The last question I asked my grand-
ma was, "What was your fondest mem-
ory?" Her answer was, "It was a
painful memory, but when I had my
first child."
I'm so happy I have had the experi-
ence to watch my grandma turn 90. My
family is already planning her 100th
birthday party because she is still living
strong and happy. My family and
myself is so lucky to have someone as
great as her in our family, and everyone
is lucky to have her in this world!


Locking fixed-joint pliers have become known by their first brand name, Vise-Grip. It's
said the Vise-Grip was the brainchild of Danish immigrant William Petersen, who
patented tn early design in 1921.


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A Decline in Achieving
High Standards
Information provided by the
Florida Department of Education,
School Accountability shows
declining high achievement of
Hardee County's students over
the past four years.

How Does Our District
Compare Statewide?
Over the past four years,
Hardee County's State Ranking,
when compared to Florida's
other counties has dropped
from 49th to 60th place.

I have the knowledge and
experience we need to reverse
this declining trend in
achieving high standards.


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That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000046
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE
FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2007-
1, ..... .
: Plaintiff,
V.
NOLA DENISE GORDON A/K/A
NOLA DENISE GORDON- MCK-
INZIE F/K/A NOLA D. JACKSON,
: LEROY MCKINZIE, FINANCIAL
PORTFOLIOS II, INC.,
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 and #2, and ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES,
et al,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure. dated April 28, 2010,
entered in Civil Case No. 25-2010-
CA-000046 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
HARDEE County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL,
TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff
and NOLA DENISE GORDON, et
al are the Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder
for cash, via sale at 417 West
'Main St., Second Floor Hallway
,outside of Room 202, Wauchula,
Fl. 33873 at 11:00 a.m. on the 5
day of September, 2012, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE EAST
205 FEET OF BLOCK D,
A.Y. TEACHY SUBDIVI-
SION OF WAUCHULA,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS.
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 34, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THI
SALE:
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR, (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 13 day of August, 2012.
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
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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's responsibility to determine the promotion of a student based upon information from the faculty,
administrative staff, and other informatioriwhict may be available. The decision will be % 'BtI upo6 i"bt limitedd 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. The student's specific District level of performance relating to the Next Generation 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. (F.S. 1008.25) It is the intent of the Legislature that each student's progression from one grade
to another be determined, in part, upon proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics; that district school board
policies facilitate such proficiency; and that each student and his or her parent be informed of that student's academic
progress.


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*
a. Level 1 and 2 reading students: Students are required to successfully complete math, language arts, reading, science, and social
studies.
b. Level 3 and above reading students: Students are required to successfully complete math, language arts, science, and social
studies.
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 seventeen (17) 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.
Students who complete a minimum of 24 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
earn a passing score on the statewide assessments required for high school graduation have an option to graduate in fewer than
eight semesters (four years) as specified in s. 1003.4281, F.S.
*Each school will offer whole-grade and mid-year promotion, subject-matter acceleration, virtual instruction in higher grade-
level subjects, and the Credit Acceleration Program under s. 1003.4295, F.S.
ISpring 2012 FCAT Reading Levels 1 & 22011-2012 Retentions I 011-12 3Yd Grade Good Cause Promotion

Grade Number Percentage Grade Number Percentage Exemption Number
_Code
3 178 42% 3 14 3% 1 0
4 207 50% 4 3 1% 2 1
5 238 54% 5 0 0% 3 7-
6 207 53% 6 0 0% 4 2
7 248 63% 7 4 1% 5 6
8 204 56% 8 4 1% 6 1
9 222 62% 9 0 0% Total 17
10 204 60% 10 0 0%
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Rehtal Office fours

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00AM-4:00 PM


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4/2 CB Home, Nice Wooded Lot,
C/A/H, New Kitchen Appliances,
Washer/Dryer, New Paint Inside and
Out. 713 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula
$79,000 OBO


Carol's Realty
1534 Yancy St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Call James Collie for appointment

(863) 412-8932
(941) 627-2769




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REAL ESTATE
Heartland Real Estate Corp.
3200 IS Hwy 27 S, Suite 201
.- 3 Sebring, Florida 33870
F (863) 382-3887

WE HAVE BUYERS FOR GROVES
CALL MIKEY TODAY!
28 ACRES IN ZOLFO SPRINGS





Custom uilt in 2006 this immaculate 3BR 2 BA home and prop-
erty has nany extras. Fenced/Crossed fenced pastures with multi-
ple ponds for livestock. Caged salt water pool. House features a
split floor plan with quality cabinetry, breakfast bar, and granite
countertops throughout. Fully insulated 30 x 60 shop which has 3
roll up doors with an attached 20 x 60 lean to with concrete floor.
Call Mikey @ (863) 781-1698 @ Heartland Real Estate Corp.
EAST HARDEE COUNTY HOME ON 2.24 ACRES
4 bedroom, 2 bath, beautiful ranch style home, fenced, mature
oaks, feeding barns, 40 x 40 barn, great kitchen.
Call Pam Cooper @ 863-414-4970for more information!
To View Available Properties Visit Our Website @
www.HeartlandRE.net ci8:16c


LOOKING for 100 +/* PASTURE,
with possible option to buy, 863-
494-5991. 8:9-9:6p
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
1:19-1:10(13)p
L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


2001 DODGE 12 PASSENGER
van, runs good, good air and
tires. $3,900,. 863-781-1105.
8:30,9:6c
03' FORD F-150, 145,000 miles,
$3,500 cash, 781-1062. 8:30c
99' CHEVY VENTURE VAN, $1,850
cash, 781-1062. 8:30c


HANDYMAN PART-TIME. Clean-
up. Painting. Carpentry. Moving.
Own tools. 863;832-3316. 8:30p
DIESEL MECHANIC & WELDER,
please reply P.O. Box 973 Zolfo
Springs, Fl. 33890. 8:30,9:6p
HANDYMAN NEEDED BILIN-
GUAL IS A MUST! Knowledgeable
in the following fields: electrical,
plumbing, carpentry, flooring,
screen repair, etc. Must be jack of
all trades. Must have a valid dri-
ver's license. Familiar with Health
Dept. and Dept. of Labor regula-
tions is a plus but not a must. Job
description includes but not limit-
ed-to: caring and maintaining var-
ious properties throughout Polk,
Hardee and Highlands counties.
Interested and qualified candi-
dates apply at: 2600 Overlook
Drive, Winter Haven, 863-324-
4654, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.
8:23-9:20p


Women, do you
need lower rent?
See if you qualify call

735-2222 or 773-57177
need ower ~ent


Joe LA LT R
IN C., REALTORS


(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
SJOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


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KRiE KJREUCED! 20 acs Paradise: Little Gasparilla
zoned industrial on Hwy 17. Island-Beach Condo. 2BR/2BA,
$399,000! Gulf front. $229,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
w/paved rd frontage. Great for MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
pasture, farming or homesite. 62.NOW $60,000!
$49,500! PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
SR Great home in Popash area on
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
NE DeSoto Co; deer, turkey, $138,000!
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks,
improved pasture, pond & 3BR/1BA home in Wauchula
creek. NOW $190,000! w/separate, potential income
producing, 24'x24', 1BR/1BA,
38.5 acs on the Peace River CB apartment. $35,000!
w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines &
palmettos! Pole barn & Well maintained 2BR/2BA MH
2BR/2BA MH. $479,900! on 2 wooded acs, set back from
SR 66 w/beautiful oaks for
Commercial property on US17! seclusion. $55,000!
38 storage units w/partial roof,
city utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as 3BR/2BA/2CG home has beau-
is"! $225,000! tiful golf course view. $225,000!
REALI)R ASSOCIATES AFTFR HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.-......781-0153 KAREN O'NI:AI........... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS..........990-3093 MONICA REAS...............781-0888
DAVID ROYAL..........781-3490 JIMMY EDLNFI ILD)...448-2821
S HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH. WAUCHULA, IL 33873 :30
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SPEECH/COMMUNICATION
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS- (P/T)
Positions to teach courses at
SFSC's campuses in Highlands,
Hardee & DeSoto counties.
Master's degree in Speech req.
Teaching exp. pref. Immediate
openings. Work schedule varies.
Open until filled. For details visit
http://sfsc.intervlewexchange.-
, com. (863)-784-7132. EA/EO.
8:23,30c
DRIVERS: LOCAL, great pay &
benefits. Home every day. Pd..
Holidays/Vac., 401k, CDL-A. w/X
end. School grads. accepted.
866-358-3937. 8:16-9:13p
CAREGIVER/STAFF, CPR Certi-
fled, experience a plus. Apply:
Southern Oaks 157 Will Duke Rd..
See Sunni. '8:9tfc


5 GENTLE RIDING HORSES, $300
to $600, 863-368-2318. 8:30p
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2000 DODGE
VIN:1B3EJ46X6YN228132
8:00 A.M. SEPT. 10, 2012
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL


EZ GO LIFTING HUNTING GOLF
cart 36 volt and 5x11 ft. Utility
trailer. $3,400 call for all Info, on
cart, 863-832-3640. 8:30p
2 DOOR REFRIGERATOR $250.
Twin bed, 3 dressers, 1 night-
stand, loveseat, microwave $200.
Nice china hutch, $500. 863-375-
2222,863-235-1636. 8:30p
FOR SALE One Stlhl Chainsaw
model ms250, 18" bar, a few years
old, pristine condition, 863-245-
7957. 8:30,9:6p
2009 CUB CADET 46" cut, excel-
lent condition, $900, 443-366-
5548. 8:23-9:27p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2001 DODGE
VIN:1B4HR28N11F502127
8:00 A.M. SEPT. 10, 2012
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2005 FORD EXP. XLT WHITE
VIN: 1FMZU63K15UA20281
10:00 A.M., Sept. 14,2012 o
HILL'S TOWING, INC. i
4205 US HWY 17 N.
BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834


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Realtors
NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER a
310 Court St. ALJA
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 oes
Noey A. Flores
www.floresrealty.net BROKER
863-781-4585

NEW LISTING!!!








WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 2BR/1BA frame home with
central air & heat. Large lot, utility shed and carport.
Offered at $49,900

PRICE REDUCED!!!


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ON A DEAD-END ROAD OFF STEVE ROBERTS SPECIAL
3BR/2BA 1997 Double-Wide Mobile Home on 5 acres with
Central Air & Heat & Pole Barn. 1492 Total Sq Ft.
Priced to sell at $104,900
WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame home built in 2007 with central
air & heat. Home sits on a % acres lot on a dead-end road. Large
open living room, kitchen and dining floor plan. 2 Car garage and
'A circle driveway. Priced.to sell at $129,900
WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA Home on a acre corner lots, built in
2003. 1206 Sqft total. Asking $49,900. Ask us about qualifying for
$25,000 down payment assistance.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
LI Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime!
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Oralla D. John D. Jason Michael D. Jamie
Flores Freeman Johnson Boyett Spurlock
Broker Sales Sales Sales Broker
Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate
863-781-2955 863-781-4084 863-781-3734 863-781-2827 863-835-1611
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813-650-8100


HARDEE CAR COMPANY

BuY HERE PAY HERE
Wauchula (across from First National Bank)


~Also

SBill &Janice's Rentals
Houses & Apartments

Bowling Green
IB HII, owner Hea Nairet


Hardee Car Hours:
Mon.- Sat. 9am- 7pm ~ Sun. pm- 6pm

773-6667
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Classifieds


ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport 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
and be frbe of parasites. tfc-dh



2001 CITATION 33', Travel Trailer
bumper pull, large slideout,
$8,500, 781-0199. 8:16-9:13p


ZOLFO SPRINGS, 2/1. Very nice
close to schools, 735-2626. 8:30c
1 BED, nice, clean, furnished effi-
ciency apartment in Wauchula.
Utilities Included, $500 per
month. Damage deposit and ref-
erences required. 863-832-0676.
8:30,9:6p


3 BR/2 BA, very nice house, good
condition, nice area In Wauchula,
$750, 1st/ last/security. 863-735-
1158, leave message. 8:30,9:6p
2/1 HOUSE. 207 Goosby Street
Wauchula, $600 monthly, $200
security, 773-3552. 8:30,9:6p
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT Oak
Hill Park, $550 month, $500
deposit, 863-781-3570. 8:23,30c
3/2 MH, 5 acres, $800 monthly,
first last, 863-832-0562. 8:30p
3 2BR 1 Bath Apartments for
rent in Bowling Green, $600
month, $500 security deposit.
Call for details 863-773-3754.
8:30,9:6c
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
$500 plus $400 deposit, stove,
refrig., 863-832-1984. 8:16-9:13p
TWO BEDROOM MOBILE HOME,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
A/H, double carport, water,
sewage, garbage, mowing Includ-
ed. No pets, $650 monthly, $650
security, (863) 773-3349. 8:30p
1 BED 1 BATH in town. $500, plus
security, 781-1282, 781-0514.
8:30tfc
2 BEDROOM f BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc


IBOWLIN GRIEENIQUIC L E I
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2/2 MH. Charlie Creek Park, $500
monthly, $300 security. Bill 863-
781-4460, Teresa 863-781-9084.
8:30tfc
*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then-paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc
ULLRICH'S STORAGE UNITS,
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc
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'


STATION, 301 E. Main, tires,
mechanic, muffler, transmission,
location, location, 863-773-6616.
8:9-9:6p
LARGE COMMERCIAL OFFICE
space. Approx. 1,780 sq. ft. Heavy
traffic area corner of Main & Hwy
17 (101 East Main) call Elene
Salas, 735-0999. 8:9tfc


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 781-2708. RR0050181
8:30-9:27p


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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker


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Realtor Associates
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Older home needs some TLC; 3B/2Bths, located
walking distance to schools, medical facilities
and shopping. Call for details $55.000
Custom Home with beamed ceilings, large fami-
ly room, stone fireplace, 3B/3Bth, fenced in pool
area, convenient to schools. $125,000
Executive home with pool; 3B/3Bth, 24x12 out-
side storage, great neighborhood for your fami-
ly. $135,000
2B/1Bth M/H With carport, well and septic.
$30,000


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G., Broker
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.RJ., Broker


ASSOC.
DELOIS JOHNSON. 781-2360 CHARLOTTE TERI


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
Renovated and Move-In Ready! 3B/lBth, new
doors and windows, almost new A/C, 12x28 brick
patio, outside storage shed, and fenced yard.
$68,000
Lovely setting with grandfather oaks for this
2B/1Bth, CB home located on 5 lots in Zolfo
Springs. $40,000
COMMERCIAL LOT BOWLING GREEN -
140x135 highlyy visible lot near post office and
Hwy. 17. $13,000
2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $35,000

AN COUNT ON [
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker 8
IATES -
RELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518 "


Sizzling Summer Special!

Thru September 20, 2012


Coker Fuel, Inc.

773-4172


* Free Installation
* No Tank Rental for 1 Year
* Free Leak Check
* Up to 10 ft. of Gas Line
* Sign up a friend to receive
a $100 Gas Credit
* Propane only $2.80 per
Gallon for the 1 st fill


PROPANE


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AG-BARNS, pump sheds, fence,
cowpens, Duke Platt, 863-202-
6465, CRC058080. 8:16-10:25c-
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc
***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. ftfc-dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Unifed
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
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. tfc-dh



MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:1.2tfc
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:29tfc
SATURDAY, 8-?, 895 Altman Road.
Raising money for mission trip.
8:30p


That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If ornlce Urttendedjglaase leave
message.)


AM-SOUTH EALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.


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Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Gold & Silver

Ick tor o Shop


2 Trombones $25 each
1- Trumpet $55
2 Keyboards


2 Clarinets $99 each
10 Guitars from $70
Electric, Acoustic & Base


We Also Have
Guns new & used rifles & pistols starting at $75
Tools, Computers & More
863-375-2121 Bowling Green







Line COOK needed to
work weekends. Please

apply in person Monday-
Friday 9-3.

Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula

PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959
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SIn C ICL No matter how you look at i,
THE BEST DEEAL there's no better placeto shop
CDZ' /fA AIV A AIt A for your next car.


Large. Selection of
Cars to Choose From

Buy Here Pay Here
30 Day Guarantee
on Motor & Transmission Only


702 SOUTH 6thAVENUE, WAUCHULA
(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com


Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


NEW LISTING!! All the privacy of
country/but close to town! Don't miss this
lovely 3 BR 2Bath custom built home on 10
acres. The 2200 Sq Ft home includes 2 car
garage with extra storage space, open plan
of living room, dining room and kitchen with
curved counter makes this an enjoyable
place to entertain. Extra outdoor storage
building. Fenced pasture with well, where
the Deer and Antelope play. Security win-
dows and doors, $252.500.
THIS 5 ACRE TRACT OF LAND has been
approved by Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners for mulit-family SFR
homes.- Property is currently zoned
Residential-1 (R-1). This country location is
only 2 miles from Main street. $75.000.
NEW LISTING!! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
Townhouse at 711 East Oak, Wauchula.
Possible owner financing with as' little as
$4000 down. Call Gary for more informal
tion.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN WAUCHULAII
Automotive mechanic shop on .6 acres.
Includes 3 lifts, a large air compressor, 2400
SF in mechanic building and 624 SF In office
building. Close to US Hwy 17. Great invest-
ment potential.
This 2 BD, 2 Bath custom built home in
Riverview Heights is Within walking dis-
tance to city park on Peace River. Has open
covered deck on back and new AC unit.
Priced G $104.900.
LOOKING!! For Just The Right House? Well,
YOU FOUND IT!! Great starter home, Great
first time buyer, Great Senior Citizen home.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, w/raised
ceilings, kitchen fully Furnished, all appli-
ances included, central heat/air, breakfast
room w/pantry, dining room, pass-thru win-
dow from kitchen, living room w/double
doors to tiled covered back porch, easy
care-in-lay flooring helps fight allergies.
This well insulated home keeps monthly
electric bills under a $100. AND IT'S Only
$129.500 Call Nancy to see this lovely
home. c18:30c


Nancy Craft
832-0370


YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS NEW
LISTINGII 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, country
home with large living Room, dining room,
and kitchen, enjoy the beautiful brick fire-
place in this 2,115 living area home.
Includes Oversized two car garage with
automatic garage opener. Lots of amenities,
all this and more sits on fenced 5 acre Tract
with barn and out buildings. Definitely a
must see listing. Call to see this newly list-
ed home only $199.000
HOOKED ON COUNTRY?? "Country at it's
Best" Aptly describes this 3 bedroom, 2
bath home with an enclosed porch and a
large yard. Get hooked for only $62.900.
Call today!
PRICE. PRICE. PRICE!! Simply put, it's the
PRICE that makes this 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home very noticeable! Not to mention it was'
built in 2006 and ready to move in. Qnly
559.000.
REDUCTION IN PRICES! $159.900 A quiet
family brick home with 3bd, 2 bth on a no
traffic road outside of city limits. Large oaks
in yard, outbuildings, and an alarm system.
REDUCED!!! $49.900 3/2 CB home in
Bowling Green, built in 2002 and special
financing is available. Call Today
Priced at $25.000 for this 1 acre tract out-
side of city limits in Anderson Subdivision
is ready for a new home to be built. Call
today.
REDUCEDI! $79.900 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home, central heat and air, one car carport.
Call today!
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE! Calm yourself
in the Peaceable setting in this 3 bedroom
double wide mobile home that sits on 10
acres and the PRICE HAS BEEN REDUCED
TO $129.000 Call today!!
THE PRICE IS RIGHT!! Don't need to guess!
Only S95.000 for this 3/2 CB home with new
roof, A/C unit, kitchen and appliances, to
See it for yourself, Call Robert today!!


58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close ijtlo
Wauchula. 11.56 ac can be purchased'separat.
Total price $360.000.
20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
operation. Zoned FR.


10 acres on Charlie Creek. Beautiful property
south of Zolfo Springs. Asking $90,000
Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. NEW LOWER PRICE...
$79,000!
Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. Reduced to $339,000!


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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, it's finally here! Opening week of col-
lege football kicks off with a flurry of mismatches sprinkled with a
few interesting cross-conference matchups. Who will be the
National Champion in 2012? Will the champions again come from
the powerful SEC? Will the new conference teams play a role in the
championship in their new settings? Those and many more ques-
tions await the season.
The SEC will open with Alabama and LSU, the best bets to
win the BCS Title in 2012. Arkansas will be a Top 15 or possibly
Top 10 team as well from the SEC West. The SEC East race will
also be a three-way affair with Georgia, South Carolina and Florida
all in the mix. The Gator defense will be outstanding this season
and the effect of new offensive coordinator Brent Pease from Boise
St. should jump start the offense. Until someone else wins the
National Championship, the SEC remains the top power confer-
ence.
: :.TThe Big 12 follows the SEC in order of power conferences.
The conference added two power teams with TCU and West
Virginia, which has won an average of 10 games a season since
2005 with 4 Big East Titles. TCU has won 10 games a season as
well and made a run at the National Championship in 2010. Add
those to Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas St. and Oklahoma St. and a solid
race is in store for 2012. Oklahoma and West Virginia are the
favorites going into the season.
The PAC 10 will again be a showdown between Southern
Cal and Oregon. The Trojans have the offense to score on anyone.
The Oregon Ducks will also depend on their 43 ppg. offense but
should fall short of USC. Stanford lost Andrew Luck but still have
enough for a third-place finish.
The Big 10 will be business as usual with Michigan and Ohio
St. leading the way but Wisconsin and Michigan St. will be right
on the heels of the Big 2. Wisconsin and Michigan both have a cou-
ple of 1,000-yard rushers back. The ground game will bulldoze for
the Badgers while the Wolverines backs are quicker with their
strikes.
The ACC will see Florida St. run the table, eating up more
cupcakes than school kids at a Hostess Bakery Party. The only
other ACC teams capable of playing the Noles a reasonable game
are Clemson and Virginia Tech but just barely.
The Big East will survive but not with a BCS Bowl after 2013.
Can USF finally get to a BCS Bowl ? The Bulls have the talent but.
have underachieved in recent years. Louisville has the experts call-
ing for them to win the title in 2012. USF does have to play at the
Cardinals place. Hopefully, USF will get it done in 2012.
ConferenceUSA will see its 2012 race come down to Marshall
and Tulsa playing a rematch of their regular season game in the
CUSA Title Game. Southern Miss lost too much from 2011 and
UCF is ineligible for thie title or post season play opening the way
for 2011 Beef O'Bradys Champ Marshall to win the CUSA East."
Tulsa will have to fight off challenges from SMU and Houston in
the West.



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Smith passed for 4,385 yards in 2011. Tavon Austin and Stedman
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Mountaineers will face all season. The Herd has two Lakeland area
running backs, Remi Watson and Stewart Butler, highlighted in a
very good backfield. Aaron Dobson'is ranked the 3rd best receiver
for this year's NFL Draft for Marshall. West Virginia 52 Marshall
27.
2. Bowling Green at Florida No, this BGSU is not in
Hardee County out by College Hill. It is in Ohio. The Falcons are
a middle of the road Mid-American Conference team picking up a
nice paycheck for being a live sacrifice for the Gators. Florida 44
BGSU 10.
3. Oklahoma at UTEP The Sooners on the road in El Paso
playing a CUSA Team? That is amazing. Doesn't matter, where
they play. The Sooners will destroy the Miners. Oklahoma hopes to
make a play for the National Title in 2012. Oklahoma 56 UTEP 13.
4. North Texas at LSU The Tigers are still smarting from
the Alabama loss that cost them the National Championship in
2011. Too bad for NTU to be next up for the hungry Tigers in Baton
Rouge. LSU 58 North Texas 7.
5. Michigan at Alabama in Arlington, Texas. Michigan still
has Denard Robinson and another 1,000-yard rusher back from
2011. Trouble is those yards were accumulated against MAC and
Big 10 teams. This is Alabama. The game will be a highlighterthis
weekend but it will only reinforce-what we all know, the SEC will
pound the Big 10. Alabama 33 Michigan 17.
6. Buffalo at Georgia MAC versus SEC. Typical warm-up
game. Georgia 62 Buffalo 13.
7. South Carolina at Vanderbilt A very early SEC game in
conference. Oh sure, it's Vandy so no problem. Wait, Vandy went
to a bowl in 2011 and returns 17 starters! The Gamecocks will pre-
vail but the Commodores could be in for back-to-back bowl games
for the first time in school history in 2012. South Carolina 31
Vanderbilt 20.
8. Auburn vs. Clemson in Atlanta Battle with the SEC and
ACC kicking off in Atlanta! Clemson is favored in this contest.
Maybe the "West Virginia just scored again" taunts have fired up
the Tigers? Clemson 30 Auburn 27.
9. Tennessee at N.C. St in Atlanta SEC over the ACC in
this side of the Atlanta double header. Vols have improved recent-
ly and should be bowl bound in 2012. UT 34 NCSU 21.
10. Kentucky at Louisville- SEC vs. the Big East. Leave it to
the "Mildcats" to embarrass the SEC. Charlie Strong gets a big
win. U of L 35 UK 17.
11. Boise St. at Michigan St. Boise still should win its con-
ference but maybe won't be the BCS Buster Darling in 2012.
Michigan St. 34 Boise St. 27.
12. Ohio at Penn St. The whole world should be rooting for
the Bobcats in this one. PSU should not even be on the field. Penn
St. 31 Ohio 27.
13. Wyoming at Texas- Longhorns are looking to make up for
sub-par seasons by their standards in 2012. This is a no contest.
Texas 57 Wyoming 13.
14. SMU at Baylor RG3 is gone but the Bears still are a
formidable team. SMU has a good ground game and could make it
close.,Baylor 27 SMU 17.
15. Northern Colorado at Utah The Bears were winless in
2011. They do return 9 offensive starters and an experienced quar-
terback. Playing a Pac-1.2 team to open on the road is a lot to ask
but the Bears should be competitive in the Big Sky. Utah 38 UNC
17.
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rated player 28 years ago. Miami 30 BC 20
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Bulls to get started with a win. Last year, they were 4-0 and then
fell apart though. USF 34 UT-Chattanooga 13.
19. UCF at Akron Terry Bowden takes over the Zips in
2012. They have new facilities and maybe Terry can make them
tough again. UCF 27 Akron 24.
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tough at home not so much on the mainland. Trojans roll. USC 49
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Sun Data
Rise: 7:05 AM
Set: 7:49 PM
Day Length
12,hrs. 44 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:06 PM
Set: 6:06 AM
Overhead:12:15 AM
Underfoot:12:40 PM
Moon Phase
99%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
12:15 AM -2:15 AM
12:40 PM 2:40 PM
Minor Times
6:06 AM 7:06 AM
7:06 PM 8:06 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/31/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:06 AM
Set: 7:48 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 42 mins.
Moon Data
.Rise: 7:43 PM
Set: 7:04 AM
Overhead: 1:04 AM
Underfoot: 1:27 PM
Moon Phase
100%
FULL MOON
Major Times
1:04 AM 3:04 AM
1:27 PM 3:27 PM
Minor Times
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7:43 PM 8:43 PM
Solunar Rating
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9/1/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:06 AM
Set: 7:47 PM
Day Length
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Moon Data
Rise: 8:17 PM
Set: 8:01 AM
Overhead: 1:50 AM
Underfoot: 2:13 PM
Moon Phase
99%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:50 AM 3:50 AM
2:13 PM 4:13 PM
Minor Times
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8:17 PM 9:17 PM'
Solunar Rating
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Time Zone
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9/2/2012
Sun Data
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Set: 7:46 PM
Day Length
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Moon Data
Rise: 8:52 PM
Set: 8:57 AM
Overhead: 2:36 AM
Underfoot: 2:58 PM
Moon Phase
95%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
2:36 AM 4:36 AM
2:58 PM 4:58 PM
Minor Times
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8:52 PM 9:52 PM
Solunar Rating
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Time Zone
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9/3/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:07 AM
Set: 7:45 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 38 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:28 PM
Set: 9:51 AM
Overhead: 3:20 AM
Underfoot: 3:43 PM
Moon Phase
90%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:20 AM.- 5:20 AM
3:43 PM 5:43 PM
Minor Times
9:51 AM -10:51 AM
9:28 PM 10:28 PM
Solunar Rating
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Time Zone
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9/4/2012
Sun Data
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Set: 7:44 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 37 mins.
Moon Data
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Set: 10:45 AM
Overhead: 4:05 AM
Underfoot: 4:28 PM
Moon Phase
84%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:05 AM 6:05 AM
4:28 PM 6:28 PM
Minor Times
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10:05 PM-11:05 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
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Sun Data
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Set: 7:43 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 35 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:45 PM
Set: 11:38 AM
Overhead: 4:51 AM
Underfoot: 5:14 PM
Moon Phase
76%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:51 AM -6:51 AM
5:14 PM 7:14 PM
Minor Times
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10:45 PM-ll:45 PM'
Solunar Rating
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Time Zone
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Sun Data
Rise: 7:08 AM
Set: 7:41 PM
Day Length
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Moon Data
Rise: 11:27 PM
Set: 12:30 PM
Overhead: 5:37 AM
Underfoot: 6:01 PM
Moon Phase
67%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
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6:01 PM 8:01 PM
Minor Times
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11:27 PM-12:27 AM
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8B The Herald-Advocate, August 30, 2012


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give
notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012,
for the ratification or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State
of Florida.
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SERVICES.----
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the Slate Constitution to prohibit laws
or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise pro-
vide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health
care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept
direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt
persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying di-
rectly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or
rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health
care service. Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health care services
a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services
are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers'
compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1,2010; affect the terms or con-
ditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not
have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health
tare services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or
an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-
thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective
date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public necessity
justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment ex-
pressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insur-
ance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting
copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 28. Health care services.-
(at) o preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own
healh.care:
(1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to
purchase obtain. or otherwise provide for health care coverage.
(2 A person or an employer maYaj for lawful health caree .Qes..D.admay
not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care serv-
ices. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services
n ma not be reie d .o direct L( ej..ta..


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(c) This section does not:
(1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or Pro-
vjd.e,. -
(2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law,
(3 Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers' compensation.
(5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms
anrd cnnditions do not have the effect of ounishing a person or an emolover.for Davihd


directly for I


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tion may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract.
coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges.
(6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house
the public necessity that justifies an exception from this section.
(dl As used in this section, the term:

(2) "Direct payment" or "'ay directly" means payment for lawful health care services
without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paving for any portion
of the service.
(3) "Health care system" means any public or private entity whose function or purpose
is the management of. processing of. enrollment individuals for or payment. in full or
in part. for health care services, health care data. or health care information for its par-
ticipants.
(4) "Lawful health care services" means any health-related service or treatment, to the


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SECTION 19. State revenue limitation.-
,a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATiON.-Except as provided ir
enues coiected in any fiscal.year are limited as follows:
(1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal year. state revenues are limited
the state revenues collected during the 2013-2014 fiscal year m
the adiustment or.r.b..u.s.l..ur_.one-huundredths.
S(21 For the 2015-2016 fiscal year. state revenues are limited
the state revenue limitation for fiscal year 2014-2015 multiplied
justment for growth ilus.thbre..on.i-hundredths.
131 For the 2016-2017 fiscal year. state revenues are limited
the state revenue limitation for fiscal year 2015-2016 multiplied
(4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal year. state revenues are limited
the state revenue limitation for fiscal year 2016-2017 multiplied
iust a .eoj. r _qro_ h .p ..o.n.e.. .n..e:g.h...u..n.. dt
(5) For the 2-018-29 fiscal year and thereafter, state rev
amount eoual to the state revenue limitation for the previous fi
the a.d j..,t i.9 gn..-L..g0 w t h.
(61 The adjustment for growth for a fiscal year shall be dete
ceding the fiscal year using the latest information available. O
aLQO.bjSdated r nidQr a ffisacaLyear tm an tnbtech.ang._b
information used to make the determination.
f(bi REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.-State
any1jLe0a12in e.q-.e fhe.vn.imita.n. ali.beta1 f
blization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance sop
of Article III. and thereafter shall be used for the support and'
c~o.ol..b_.y r .u..qj. et. .n_ fin.n.iaL eftogrl re.qiL.Qdfrrn-,,
ticioation in a state-funded education finance program, or. if the
is no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by gen
(cLUTHOR tLO T ( .LE.ZL .Tj IN-R.E.M-
TION.-
(1) The state revenue limitation for any fiscal year may be in
vt- of-the tep .e&ChL.h.M ...Qfe LatuL?..U.ness
the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue I
this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation
fifths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. In
limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded wh
(31 A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain
must eo et ftrth the drlla am-nunt hv which the state revenue limit


Tht Q.t.e may. nt.f.Ita.ke1ss.thal.af.s1.en.tytwo._f.urs..&eLth.
house of tIe legislature of the bill in the form that will be oresen
(d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE T
TIQO.-L.Th.legislate.rgma Qf..rspAnJnre.ae th...le.rev
to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fifths vote of th
house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the elect
l.s n,6tigan..b el i.L f r. I tha.n..lne.t..d.y.t.aeL he.rei.. tQn.J !.j
state records. However, the legislature may submit the propose
special election held more than ninety days after it is filed with
rer.d.rsua.ntoaw..enCt theaffirmative vote of thr
bership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set
by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless ot
resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to det
station for future fiscal years. The proposed increase shall take e
a vnte of at least fn percent of the electors voting on the. matter


prove ov general law wiUr aduUlnlllciins lt o tie a it
(1) The fiscal impact of transfers of responsibili
functions between the state and other levels of govern
or
(21 The fiscal impact of a new federal mandate:
(f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.-The Ie
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NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROP-
ERTY TAX DISCOUNT.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation
of Section 32 of Article XIIof the State Constitution to expand the availability of the prop-
erty discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a
combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the
military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013.
Full Text: ,, i
ARTICLE /[ i .
F rIANCE AND TAATION.
'SECTION 6:Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies
other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand
dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in
the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by
the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership
or membership representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corpora-
tion owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption
shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by gen-
eral law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Ar-
ticle which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem
tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by
general law.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to
grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to
any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the
permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose
household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
The general law must ,allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemp- '
tion, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner
prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income
limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age)65 or older who is partially or totally permanently dis-
abled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed
on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat re-
late th.. t.... n 1oo a ri 18d8nt of thi c.lo t th: tim:. f nt. rin g th" ilittr. rcr.ia.
f the U-nited StIao' and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection,
an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, prieef -f eei-
dn, at the tim: f ntofrA ; .. militr' o'i a, "an official letter from the United States De-
partment of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected '
disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related,
and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the
request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive
the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection 3hI t"ko offooi
Dazmber 7, 2005, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat iniurv: homestead property tax
discount.-The amendment to subsetion section (e) of Secti of Article VII relating to the
homestead property tax discount for veterans who became disabled as the result of a
combat iniurv shall take effect January 1. 2013.
NO.3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.-
Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment'to the State Constitution replaces the ex-
isting state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state
revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the amendment,
state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limita-
tion must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its max-
imum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public
schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for par-
ticipation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort
is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state
revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the
Legislature, The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue
limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by
general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first
apply to the 2014-2015 state fiscal year.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; .-.o.....p e. eLot: 3Un...u:. lm:tti'.-
(a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes
shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation
shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law.
(b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes,
as defined by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts
aridlor the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes.
(c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropria-
tion made by law.
(d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufficient revenue to defray the ex-
penses of the state for each fiscal period.
(o) E) "Oo t 8P08%d4 d 96 : .i.... .'4 8u-o "-"'if ... ,' f1610 108 oha6ll bo$


(3)"Pi
population


INS.-As used in this section, the
nt for growth" means an amount
o product of the inflation factor ar
actor" means an amount equal
annual average of the Consumer
the Consumer Price Index for Al
r adjusted, current base for all i
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of April 1 compared to April 1 of the c


of calculating the annual rate ot change in population, the state
,timates shall be used.
14) "State revenues" means taxes, fees. licenses, fines, a
imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or ager
emment. However. the term "state revenues" does not include:


rthef


July 1. 1994: proceeds from the state Ic
Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citize
public universities and colleges: balance,
fees. licenses, fines, and charges for set
trict governing bodies: or revenue from t
ices authorized by any amendment or r


t.licenses fine
this constitute


AR TICLEL XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.-The amendment t
nation of Section 19 of Article VII. revising the state revenue lim
take effect upon approval by-the electors and apolv beginning
fiscal year.
NO.4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE
FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY
PEAL.-
Ballot Summary:
(1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Sect
ments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would ar
27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for th
(2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assess
and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the ju
decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legis
law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified n
may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the j
on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the
changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such proper
Sas provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect up
ers. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012
primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1,2012, or, if ap
eral election, shall take effect January 1, 2013.
(3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent
changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This a
upon approval'of the voters. If approved at a special election
2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactive
or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect Januar
(4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide
specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to ev
lishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in
within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who I
in the -previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homeste
The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all leyies exce
The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of thi
just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established
stead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the media
stead property within the county where the property at issue is I
year immediately preceding January 1,of the year the homesti
additional exemption shall apply forthe shorter of 5 years or the
erty. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in
by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the addition
Sin the year the homestead was established or by an amount eqi
tween the just value of the property and the assessed value of t
under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more th
shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additi
to property purchased on or after January 1,2011, if approved b
election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference prin
chased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at
tion, The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and SL
is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approve
proved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presided
it shall operate retroactively to January 1,2012, or, if approved a
tion, takes effect January 1,2013.
(5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, curry
effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 wh
ment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This a
2022 the submission of an amendment proposing,the abrogatic
voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law re
scribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad
vided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge
land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purpose
general law and'assessed solely on the basis of character or us
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions,
able definitions specified therein, land used for conservation purp
by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or
(c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property h
trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified p
may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from ta
(d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under
shall have their homestead assessed at C :e.lu n of .an..:,
tho 8ff6t4i0v d6to fathi: W mo.ndmnRt. Thi: pczzzmn..t oh=Ll zho
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change
January 1l4el-of each year.: lbt thz he- -ange in :A commont
a. A change in an assessment may ehealnot.eiceed the Io
1a- Three percent a34% of the assessment for the prior ye
-- The percent change in the Consumer Price Index fo
U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor inde fe
calendar year as initially reported by the United States Departm
Labor Statistics.
b. The legislature may provide by general law that. except
reductions or improvements to homestead property assessed as
(51. an assessment may not increase if the lust value of the orop
value of the property on the preceding January 1.
(2) An-Ne assessment may not eMIl exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by genera
erty shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the followir
visions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall b
in this subsection,
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value


I by tMew third the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of para-
a 1 -'etail4eo graph (8) apply. That assessment shall eely change only a. provided'in this subsec-
6 '11 WOR-.WOO a' tion,
t.-'. h.rv "4tofr (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall
.OB--A m,-A.-- be assessed as provided for by general law.- p~ d, However, after the adjustment.
Son i:di'-.-4dul, for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as
nuee" do e n et provided in this subsection.
n i deo mole-- t (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be as-
.-...... 4 -..h sessed as provided by general law.
oo -.c-d 1-0 (7) The provisions of this subsection meRodment are severable. If a provision any
.a... d i.,t- of teho ...eieien of this subsection is ramon.dmot hall bo held unconstitutional by a
-F-O -4a. el,. any" court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the "e court daeOsellnot affect
[o.-^ lo or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection ameRndme~ .
.... o... I...... (8)a. A person who ....Atobli ow^ .. h:m ta :d P o-f J a.y 1, 2000., r J .'. .
' r...l..i.... ri tr- 1 o^ n :..b....L..t ,r a.- d ',wh, "has received a homestead exemption pursuant
.r. ..-... to Section 6 of hi'e Aielo as of January 1 of either of the 2 we years immediately pre-
oe jftor'J-ly 1 ceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead
l w e )to.Rfleet assessed at less than just value. If its r.-.:in .^d i.. Jur f 2208, a po
nvetnl l-4nntinnr, h ..tz zRt ch:: a now h1m:4t9% o ofJnar, 1, 2006. io :ntlio toG h o9:f tho noaw


.........' ..1.. .* .,: .n J u y1 The assessed value of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
n this section, state rev- 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
d to an amount equal to abandoned. the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new
nultiolied by the sum of 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
d to an amount eoual to in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be as-
by the sum of the ad- sessed as provided in this subsection.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value ofthe prior
Sto an amount eaual to homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned,
by the sum of the ad- the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new
homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the as- .
Sto an amount eoual to sessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value
I by the sum of the ad- of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new
enues are limited to an homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the as-
scal year multiplied by sessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
rmined by March 1 ore- b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall
nce the adjustment for provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
ised on .rDvsijgs y .tghe (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to
the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordi- -
e revenues collected in nance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or,:use.
[r.gd.toLhebuSL tsa:e- Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the.ordi-
ecified in Section 19(o) nance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
maintenance of public (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general'law, provide for a reduction
dS;hPt i trigLqjLsf d.g.A in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the as- :
mTinimum financial effort sessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of
eral law the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adop-
TH.:U._..VENLUE.LM.TA. five grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at
least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
creased by a two-thirds years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following!
L_.t.ohfeftiss.hLrQy.ldesd..v. (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction
imitation enacted under of the property.
Sfor future fiscal years. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
aB.r. Lahree (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real
increases to the revenue property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not ..
ien determining the rev- subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
1 any other subject and (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the.date
nation will be increased, of assessment provided by law. HowevergL .-r those changes in assessments may eha~
ejth irde.adig neither not exceed 5 tle percent f(S10 of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may
ted to the governor. provide bv general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements
HE REVENUE LIMITA- to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4). an assessment may not increase if
.nuLe limrian.p.ursuant th.ju.t value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding
e membership of each date of assessment provided by law.
ors at the next general (2) An No assessment may not oha exceed just value.
i wthJh...c.stodijan_.o.f (3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including
id increase at an earlier any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall
Sthe custodian of state be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall
e r be assessed as provided in this subsection.
Forth the dollar amount (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be as-
ithrwise provided in the sessed as provided for by general law.t However, after the adjustment for any change,
ermine the revenue lim- addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
effect if it is approved by subsection.
(h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that
.--The legislature shall is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and
station to reflect: (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
indino of governmental (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
rring after May 6. 201 1: of assessment provided by law. However. -b those changes in assessmentsmay ehei
not exceed 5 to percent n 4d % of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may
provide by general law that. except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements
all. by general law. ore- to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5). an assessment may not increase if
the lust value of the property is less than the ust value of the property on the Preceding
date of assessment provided by law.
re average for the orevi- (2) An No assessment may not eh~a exceed just value.
jlation factor. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
s the percent change in as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general
x. The term "Consumer law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided
nsumers. U.S. city aver- in this subsection.
published by the United (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
ist. the legislature shall as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by
general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property.
s the percent change in Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. e
)rior year. For purposes (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be as-
's official population es- sessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change,
addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
nd charges for services subsection. .
ncies outside state gov- .(i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may
: revenues that are nec- prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of
prizing the issuance of real property used for residential purposes:
ies that are used to oro- (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the property's
exception of the revenues resistance to wind damage.
successor program and (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device.
I expansions made after j) (1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shati be based
: receipts of.the Florida upon the current use of theproperty: .. ... . p o ; ", .. ...
Corporation: receipts of a. Land used predominantly for commerciakfishing purposes. -, ?rete r';
prior fiscal years: taxes, b. Land that is acceisDle 1o me puOlnc arn useaolor vessel lainchesinto.VwatetSrq
regionall. or school dis- that are navigable. gn... .i -,. ,.. ',q ii yd
as. and charges for serv- c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public.- .., i o ni !riii- i;
on after May 6. 2011. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities,
and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities.
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions
o Section 1 and the cre- and-limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by.general law.
station. and this section SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions;-
I in the 2014-2015 state (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent -
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for Special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of $25.000 w.e-rty_ - := t.h:=nI dlaro and, for
all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than:$50.00
fifty tho:-anA d:tlre and up to $75.000 eeme-nt' fi- eceein... dll-. upon establish-
ment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by
legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominiUnm;or indi-
rectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or members propri-
DECLINE; REDUCTION etary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 8
SOF SCHEDULED RE- RiRe.tyei ht yoear. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll
until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by
a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective
date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead
ion 4 (Taxation; assess- property at less than just value. I. I
nend Article XII, Section (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or
e amendments. with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real
sed value of homestead estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
st value of the property in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears
slature may, by general to the assessed value of the property. .
nonhomestead property (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature;may
ust value of the property provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on allad valorem
assessed value due to tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by
arty which are assessed general law.
ion approval by the vot- (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
2 presidential preference purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to -
proved at the 2012 gen- grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50.000 fyt d dl
lare to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon
tthe limitation on annual the permanent residence of the owner and who has t attained age g5 it f0'e and whbse
amendment takes effect household income, as defined by general law,-does not exceed $20.000 77wen-t the"o
held on the date of the e os deilarl. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant thisaddi-
rely to January 1, 2012, tional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted
y 1..'2013. in the manner describedd b.v general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment
e, subject to conditions of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection.for changes in the cost of living.
very person who estab- (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently dis-
the Florida Constitution abled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed
ias not owned property on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat re- -
ead exemption applied, lated, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service
ipt school district levies, of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
a homestead property's military service. The discount shall be'in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
d. The additional home- veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States i
n just value of all home- Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection,
ocated for the calendar an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1,-proof of resi :;
rad is established. The dency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States De- .
year of sale of the prop- apartment of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected -
n each subsequent year disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, -i
ral exemption received and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the
ual to the difference be- request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing pf the reasons-; ,
ie property determined for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive
an one such exemption the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect
onal exemption applies December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation,
y the voters at a special (ft As provided by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, every
narv. or to prooertv our- person who establishes the rioht to receive the homestead exemption provided in sub-l.


the 2012 general elec-
ubsequent years after it
val by the voters. If ap-
itial preference primary,
t the 2012 general elec-
rently scheduled to take
lich limit annual assess-
amendment delays until
on of such repeal to the




gulations shall be pre-
1 valorem taxation, pro-
to Florida's aquifers, or
Is may be classified by
se.
limitations, and reason-
poses shall be classified
ruse.
eld for sale as stock in
percentage of its value,
taxation.
Section 6 of thie Artile
S1of tho y rfollow::i- .ng
ge. ely as provided in
e0ehengeed annually on

iwer of the following:
ar.
r all urban consumers,
e~e-for the preceding
ent of Labor, Bureau of

for chances, additions.
p Provided in oaraaraoh
ertv is less than the lust

al law, homestead prop-
ng year, unless the pro-
e assessed as provided
Je as of January 1.4e of


section ia) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not ,-
owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption .,
provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for 0
all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount eoual to
50 percent of the homestead property's just value on January 1 of the year the home- .
stead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median iust value of ,
all homestead orooertv within the county where the property at issue is located for the .
calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is estab-
lished. The additional exemption shall aIpl for a period of 5 years or until the ear the
property is sold. whichever occurs first. The amount of the additional exemption shall .i
be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount
of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by
an amount eaual to the difference between the lust value of the property and the as-
sessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d. whichever is greater. Not ,
more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per home- ,,
stead property at one time. The additional exemption aDplies to property purchased on
or after January 1.2011. if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after
January 1. 2012. if this amendment is approved at the 2012.general election. but the
additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first re-
ceived.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assess- .'
ments.-The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 ex-
emption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead
exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the as-
sessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this i
state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on Jan-
uary 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroac-, )n,
tively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or- ,.
rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following
such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections -
(f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for spec- ,.
ified real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limitas-
sessments beginning January 1,2009, if approved at a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the
general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g)9~ and ~Ij (g) of Section 4
of Article VII. initially adopted as subsections (fl and (gl, are repealed effective January
1, 2023 94 ; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment
abrogating the repeal of subsections (g)f and b ( Jg), which shall be submitted to the
electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 202.2 4. and,
if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 4. '
SECTION 32. Property assessments.-This section and the amendment of Section
4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specified nonhomestead property having a


r rejection at a s
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and shall operate retroactively to January 1. 2012. or. if submitted to the electors of this
state for anoroval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1.
SECTION 3. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead arooerty
who recently have not owned homestead oroperty.-This section and the amendment
to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners
of homestead orooerty who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar
years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted
to the electors of this sate for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by
law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential reference orimarv. shall take effect


January 1.2011.or it


NO.5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to
the judiciary.
The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice
and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be
repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house
of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the.requirement that
a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby
providing that the Legislaturemay repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by
a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the re-
peal The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by
the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and re-
peals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further, read-
opting the repealed rule without the Legislature's prior approval. Under current law, rules
of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may
be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house
of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed
to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present.
Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a
list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by
the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation
of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take office. If the Senate
votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must recon-
vene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same va-
cancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate
may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within
90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office.
the Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created
by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court
alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution,.commission
proceedings are confidential until formal charges are filed by the investigative panel of
the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further pro-
ceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House
of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make
available, all information in the commission's possession for use inideciding whether to
impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all
of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that
such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Represen-
tatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice
or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the
Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change.
.This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating
to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Com-
mission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the ju-
dicial article of the constitution.
Full Text:


ARTICLE V
JUDICIARY
SECTION 2.Administration; practice and procedure.-
(a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts
including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all
courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdic-
tion of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause
shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court
shall adopt rules to allow it th1ee o and the district courts of appeal to submit questions
relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advi-
sory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy
behind the repeal nal t.o- th.rd. .. tf.. .:... hp of .. ho. of th:
legiel The court may readot the repealed rule only in conformity with the public
policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been
readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter
without orior approval of the legislature.
(b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the
members of the court; shall be the chief administrative officer of the judicial system; and
shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices
or judges. to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualified and to delegate
to a chiefjudge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit.
(c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of
the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice: The chief judge shall
be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court.
(d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as
provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the
administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the ie circuit.
SECTION 11. Vacancies.-
(a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention
applies, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first
Tuesday after the first Mondayin January othehe year following the next general election
occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three
persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating
commission.
(b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court,
wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a
term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following
the next primary and general election'cOcurring at least one year after the date of ap-
pointment, one of not fewer than'three perso'is:normrrore than'six persons nominated
by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that
judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term.
(c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a va-
cancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days.
The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have
been certified to the governor.
(dl Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to confirmation
by the senate The senate may sit for the ouroose of confirmation regardless of whether
the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the ap-
oitment of a justice within 90 days the justice shall be deemed confirmed, If the senate
votes to not confirm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission
shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any
person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the sen-
ate. The appointment ofa justice is effective upon confirmation by the senate.
I eWd) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by
general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for
each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall
be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each' level of the court system.
Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law nm-td 9y ac mcajeity
to o t.: ,br:,.:- of g:o-.. hu. of thv l:;:tuo, or by the supreme court, five
justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the
proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public.
SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.-
(a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.-A judicial qualifications commis-
sion is created.
(1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to
investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office of
any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise, --e:W..Org o:
aft" ..b.... 1, 1066, without t ..a..d t- to ff"tiV:" ot: f e4: eeti) demon-
strates a present unfitness to hold oafice, and to investigate and recommend the disci-
pline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise eeeuinr.
O O, ft, r,.1i8 b^. 1,10-66 (~w ..:.:.u ., r t t .ffli,:. dat: rft hi 1 r:)tfe, war-
rants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is defined as any or all of
the following: reprimand, fine, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The
commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that
misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is
made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission
shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or
judge. The commission shall be composed of:
a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts,
two circuit judges selected by the judges ofithe circuit courts and two judges of county
Courts selected by the judges of those courts:
b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida,
and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and
c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial office or been
members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor.
(2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered
terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the com-
mission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial office while acting as a member
of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commis-
sion shall hold office in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial office
or hold public office; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial office and hold
that office. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson.
(3) Members of the judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment
shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article
IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution.
(4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of va-
cancies by the appointing authorities, the disqualification of members, the rotation of
members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualified or inca-
pacitated members. The commission's rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by
general law I I8 -$- ,. r .I," .-- -. --.. ohi- f. o .a of h ,80 1;
twe, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. The commission shall have power
to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are filed by the in-
vestigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or be-
fore the commission shall be confidential; provided, however, upon a finding of probable
cause and the filing by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges
against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commis-
sion shall be public.
(5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, leg-
islative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commis-
sion. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives erthe
geieo the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all infor-
mation in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain confidential
during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in con-
sideration of impeachment or cuF:p:oi,:, rs:p::til,.
(b) PANELS.-The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a
hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested
with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss
complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to
the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear for-
mal charges from the investigative panel.and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel rec-
ommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary
retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with
the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of
the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or
judge be subject to appropriate discipline.
(c) SUPREME COURT.-The supreme court shall receive recommendations from
the judicial qualifications commission's hearing panel.
(1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the find-
ings;-conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the
Sjusice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from office with
termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or
for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present un-
fitness to hold office, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously
interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malafides, scienter or moral turpitude
on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from office of a justice
or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office. After the filing
of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court
may suspend the justice or judge from office, with or without compensation, pending
final determination of the inquiry.
(2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party.
(d) REMOVAL POWER.-The power of removal conferred by this section shall be
both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment,
(e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.- Notwithstanding
any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of pro-
ceedings by the judicial qualifications commission is a justice of the supreme court of
Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disqualified to sit as justices of
such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the


supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven
chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial
office as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in
the event there be judges of equal tenure in judicial office as circuit judge the judge or
judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event
any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qualifications commis-
sion or is otherwise disqualified or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior
chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualified or disabled chief
circuit judge.
(f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.-
(1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provi-
sions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue
in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution.
(2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commis-
sion consistent with it:
a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one
investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this
section.
b. The investigative panel shall be composed of:
1. Four judges,
2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and


3. Three non-lawyers.
c. The hearing panel shall be composed of:
1. Two judges,
2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and
3. Two non-lawyers.
d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner
the commission provided that no member shall vote as a
and hearing panel on the same proceeding.
e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each
f. The members of the commission shall serve for sta


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g.4 An appointment to fill a vacancy of the commissi
of the term.
hi Selection of members by.district courts of appeal
county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority o
respective courts' conferences. Selection of members by t
bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the boi
ijt The commission shall be entitled to recover the co
ecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme c
jj, The compensation of members and referees shE
transportation and per diem allowance as provided by ger
NO.,
CONSTITUTIONAL'AMENDME
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABC
OF ABORTION RIGHTS.-
Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that
pended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage the
tion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure rec
in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physic
that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion
rape or incest.
This proposed amendment provides that the State Constit
to create broader rights to an abortion than those contain
stitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendme
which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Se
tution is broader in scope than that of the United States Cc
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Ecrr.l) PR P hihib nn iilr hirinn hri


ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to:
(1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities,
school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the as-
sessed value of an owner's tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less
than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January
1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls.
(2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and
as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by or-
dinance.
This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided
by the Constitution and this amendment.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION


SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal
or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property out-
side 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 predomi-
er determined by the rules of nantfy for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be ex-
member of the investigative empted by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family
panel, residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general
aggered terms of six years. law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who
Saii. .'.alif.i...n m is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law
ln.t to t7 :o:zooi. "ppir.e not less than five hundred dollars.
: in 1006 :nd n:: :.br3 (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 eco-
.Af tw .lMtr.o o oct 'o.t h i nomic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of
.: ot :fotf h in. 01.(o)(1)b of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted
c "": .t jude fot .t only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county
,8- or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or munic-
ef .on 919t19 as oo. foth" ipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements
....a a oo8 f 1 0)b to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real
9t1 i. 1()(4)Q.. .Ail property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the
d oC.f. ..lootore..ot fM-h expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption
I a: ::t f--th i-c. O 2((1)b., shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be
nty Jdg o o; o foth... i 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
on shall be for the remainder of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by ref-
erendum as provided by general law.
al judges, circuit judges, and (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
of the members voting at the subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation
he board of governors of the ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be
ard. granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the
sts of investigation and pros- amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified
court. by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property
all be the travel expenses or owner shall be determined by general law.
neral law. (e)L1 By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is ub:bjit t ta.-igi-bl
roo-C'l prp:". t".. :fhll bo exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal prop-
NT erty is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is
greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars.
(21 A county or municipality may. for the purposes of its respective tax lew. provide
additional tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this sub-


PORTIONS ; CONSTRUCTION

t public funds may not be ex-
at includes coverage of abor-
luired by federal law, a case.
cal injury, or physical illness
n is performed, or a case of
ution may not be interpreted
ed in the United States Con-
ent overrules court decisions
action 23 of the State Consti-
)nstitution.


SJ=| I CT|N 28. Pronition onl pubirc unIing ot auiortio ns:LUI c i otlu auIIUI
riAhts.-
(al Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits cov-
erage that includes$coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to:
(1) An exDpnditure required by federal law:


/ itself. which would.


a physical disorder physical iniurv. or
ivsical condition caused bv or arising
ad by a phvsician. lace the woman in


tate broader rights to an abortion


NO.8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Legislative)


Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that n
individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, goverr
mental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendmer
to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenue
from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious de
nomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.,
Full Text:
..Sno l--. ARTICLE
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3. Religious freedom.-There shall be no law respecting the establish
ment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom
shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to th
extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. neither th
government nor any agent of the Government may deny to any individual or entity th
benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religious identity c
belief. No rwonw zfth: tot:t or an :fltiozl ii'o-nr;r or x:f c h21 1


S NO.9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE 01
MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the
Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to thi
surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes whili
on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty
The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt sucl
surviving spouse's homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment de
fines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter
an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effec
January 1,2013.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies
other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand
dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in
the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title,
by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership
or membership representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corpora-
tion owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption
shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by gen-
eral law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Ar-
ticle which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem
tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by
general law.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to
grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to
any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the
permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose
household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemp-
tion, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner
prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income
limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently dis-
abled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed
on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat re-
lated, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service
of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection,
an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of resi-
dency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States De-
partment of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected
disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related,
and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the
request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive
the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect
December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
(f By General law and subject to conditions and limitations secified therein, the
Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to'the total amount or a portion of
the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the:


on active duty as a member of th
(21 Surviving spouse of a i
(3) As used in this subsecl
a. "First resoonder" means


I as further (


- connected causes while
e line of duty.
General law. the term:
co rrartio.nn l ffircr a fire-.


fighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.
b. "In the line of duty" means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty
required by employment as a first responder.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died
from service-connected causes and first resonders who died in the line of duty.-This
section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII Permitting the legislature to provide
ad valorem tax relief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected
causes and first responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1. 2013.

NO.10
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3


sctlioul aInu aIs uouvIuu in general law.
(f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated
in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpet-
ual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as defined
by general law.
(g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein, each person
who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was
a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast
Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the
preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States; Alaska,
or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an
additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead
property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during
the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the conti-
nental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by
the legislature divided by the number of days in that year.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Tangible personal rooertv: ad alorem tax exemption :-The
amendment to Section 3 of Article VII rovidina that fonoertv is exempt from tangible


S1 2013.


NO. 11
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Legislative)


1


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n a
Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO
MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED
VALUE.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the
Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow
counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to
the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than
$250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not
o less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as
- defined by general law.
it
s FullText:
- ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions,:--.
(a) Every person who has the legal bf eEiuifabi title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or.another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special
i- benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies
n other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand
e dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in
a the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by
B the entireties, jointly, in'common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership,
Ir or membership representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corpora-
Stion owning a fee or a leasehold initially in xcessof ninety-eight years. The exemption
- shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by gen-
eral law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Ar-
ticle which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the property.
F (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem
tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by
a general law.
e (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
e purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to
.grant either or both of the following e~ additional homestead tax exemptions:
h (1)An exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the
a- legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of
, the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose-household income, as defined
t by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollarsorT,
(2) An exemption eaual to the assessed value of the orooerty to any person who
has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a lust value less than two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the
owner for not less than twenty-five veers and who has attained aae sixty-five and whose
household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1).
The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these hie additional ex-
s emotions exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance
t adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic ad-
al justment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost
a of living.,
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently dis-
abled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed
on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat re-
lated, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service
of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection,
an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of resi-
dency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States De-
partment of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-corinected
disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related,
and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the
request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive
the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect
December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.

NO.12
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVER-
NORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to placee the
president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state univer-
sity student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the
State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such coun-
cil of state university student body presidents.
Full Text:
ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 7. State University System.-
(a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advanc-
ing research and providing public service for the benefit of Elorida's citizens, their com-
munities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the
state university system of Florida.
(b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system
comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public uni-
versity and a board of governors shall over the state university system.
(c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be ad-
ministered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the pur-
poses of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers
and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen
members appointed by the governor and five citizen members appointed by the board
of governors. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve stag-
gered terms of five years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equiv-
alent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members.
(d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a
body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate,
control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system.
These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, defining the distinctive mission
of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community
colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and
avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall
be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds,
and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor
shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state uni-
versity system. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve
staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education,
the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of
the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized bv the board
of governors and consist of all the student body oresidefts of the state university system
bre subjec ttthe Flori:e ofthedlei a ture.oap-propriat. e. uio.r shall also be members













10B The Herald-Advocate, August 30, 2012


ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS
PARA VOTAC16N EL DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012
AVISO DE ELECTION

Yo, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secratrio de Estado del Estado de Florda, par e1te medio anun-
clo quae l 6 do novlembre de 2012 Illevrin a cabao elecones an todos lIo condodod de
Florida par nrallfcar o rechazar Its revislanes propuestas a Ia conslltul6n del Estado de
Florida.

N. I
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO L SECC6IN 28
(Legetattlva)

Tftulo de la papletaa: SERVICIOS DE ATENCI N MEDICAL. -

Resumen de la papeleta: Propuesta do enmienda a Is Constiuci6n Estatal para prohibit quo leyes o
norms obliguen a cualquier persona o empleador a conlratar. oblenor establecer de cualquier otra
manera una cobertura mcdica; permitir qua personas o empleadores conratan servidos ficlos de aten-
ci6n m6dica directamente a travds de un proveedor de services de salud, permilir que el proveedor de
servicios de salud aceple el page director de cualquier persons o empleador por ti provis6n de serviios
llcilos de atenci6n medical eximir a personas. ompleadore y provoedores do servictos de salud de las
sancones e impueslos establecddos per pager diroctament o 0acapl r el pago director per la provtis6n
I!citos de servicios de atlenctn medica y prohibit qua las lyes o reglas prohiban la provisbin de cober-
luras m6dicas on cuanot a cualquier sarvilo lidlo de atehcion m6dica on at mercdo privado. Especifca
que la enmienda no afecta os servicios do atnci6n mcdica cuya realzadc6n o provision se exige a los
proveadores, no alecta los servidos de alonc6n m6dica permlldos por toy, no prohlbe I latencion pro-
vista de acuerdo coInla legislacon general en retacltn con la indemnizcl6n por accidents de trabajo
no alecta las leyes ni las reglas en vigor al d ma demarzo 2010, no iafea leloslArinos ni las condidones
de ning6n sistema sanitario que no lengan como electo sandonar a personas o empleadores por pager
directamente sevicios citlos de atend6n m6dica ia los proveedores de servicios do salud por aceplar
pagos director de personas o empleadores por la prestac6n de rvicios licilos de atenc6n m6dica ni
alecta la ley general aprobada por el voto de dos terios do los miembros de cads cAmara de la Leg-
islatura, aprobada tras la fecha de entrada en vigor de la enmienda, siempre que dicha lay manilieste
especificamente la necesidad public quoe ustifca las excopciones a la sposicones de la enmienda.
La enmienddaeslipula expresamente quo no deberA interprctlrse que prohlbe la incusi6n do clausulas
negociadas en los contratos de seguro, contralos de red u otros cuerdos de provesdores que limiten
contractualmente los copagos, coseguros, deducibes u olros costs para el paciente,

Texto complete:
ARTICULO I
DECLARAC16N DE DERECHOS
SECC16N 28. Seavicins do alancd6n mdica.--
(al Con el fin do nreservar la lbertad de encararso do su amoia alandn m6dica do lodos los
residents del estado:
I1Nbingunalay.un Leagla.Q drfa.loEaryasaditeoIa.QildkfsieaaenDI..a.ojiognaoionfa.a.em:
pleador a contralar. oblener ni aalablecer do ntna na ora manera una coberlura mdica.
(21 Las ersonas o los eamladores oodran poarrr directamnnia los nervitos iellas do atencM6n
m0dica v no oodra exiglrseles el taao de ninauna sanc6n ni Imiounsd a causa del pago dircto do
servicios licitos do astnc6n mAdica. Lea pmveadore de searieos de said aodran aceolar naros di.
Iriloswa tBcIrD.visiondB.sateisdalcitak.dB.Alanclflr idl8.hT .u AllioitSB.0al
sanction ni impuastos a causa de la acentacln da oao dodiretos nor parle doe rsonas o emolaadores
nor la oreslaciin de sarvicios lidls de alencdn mA dla.
(hI a oltaler de cualquier servicio lidio ad alancadn mndl an el marado privaed de cobarturas
mAdicas no pOdrAsar renalrnida or ninauna ley ni reL .
(c) Esta socd6n no:
(1i Alecta los services de atendi6n mdica euva roatecln 0a rovisain se eae a los orovee-
dores de servicios d salud.
(2).Aactilas.|srlvlst.dtantamacil.tnfi9ica )titdllswptei
(St Pmhlbe le aetncidn provista de acuerdo con l layI general an relada cn sl indamnizaci6n
nor accidents de trabiao.
(41 Alfcta I-v leeas nl reaWas en viror al 1 do mar2o do 2010.
151 ATecta los tErmlnos nl las condiclonas do ningon sistema sanlarla an medda a m e iwales
(tntinasy.cociod .;,aandno.camailansa(.tat.llaengan.Bgtlfldas.B.CttAdMc;tg
recto de servicios licitos de atenci medical n sancionar a proveedones do servicia de salud a causa
de la acentacl6n del oaoo director de part do personas o empoladoa s or la Imestap 6n do scrvidos
licitos do ntenci6n mdlca. con Ia excepncln de qua no p drt inearprtase qua nts secc6n prohrbe
la inclusin de usuinlaa neannrdeaa an los axrmrlatd cteauros. IM contraos d re d u os acurdo
do oroveedores oUe limilen contractualmenin los cano los co seauros. los deduciaes u aelrs costs
para el aclente.
(61 Alfeta ninguna ly n anernl apmbda pt val do dros le rinado l iam bras do cade cmara
edaaleislaura t dat D ris. m de fliBe.d.anidt a nd.xiaM.dte .Sltidblit a y.mdjfltt :
eecificamrente la necesidad odblica que lusaliica una excencion a esan scci6n.


sinauw


Padres I tpIUI en ct aIL unII, 11Tdel
wdkipli. cugn darte alouna dali


Sel ano fiscal


nor aumenlo mas el cuatro nor cieno.
(21 Para el ano fiscal 2015-2016. los innressestatales se limitan a un monto eouivalente a la
.m-.^^ "" I....,ooo oonn.loo ooiorlooiao ool al 't fofal 201.4-201 multiliroa rn M la suma


imllll d
delaiu

limilaci


S sasU


carSs. aelales.scal 0iian.a5-2016 mul.ni.eadou te. a la
nara ci alo fiscal 2015-2016 multiolicado or la suma


(41 Para el a0io fiscal 2017-2018. los inorsos estatales se limitan a un onto eauivalente a la
limi.citaosore.sp.., es2.esablcida l ataaLa fiscaL 21i-201 mulicad .5Lo LJuma
del sauste nor aumento mAs el uno nor ciento:
151 Para el alo fiscal 2018-2019 y los costeriores. los Inoresos estatales se limitan a un monto
equivalent a la llmitacl6n a los ingresos estatales oalicada al ato fiscal anterior multiolicado nor la
suma.djtalausl.im.aumnio.
(6) El alusle nor crecimiento oara cads alo fiscal se determinara hasta el 1 de marzo anterior al
alto fiscal sobre la base de los dates mbs recientes disnonibles. Una vez oue se determine el aiuste
nor cmcimlento oara un aio fiscal on particular. dicho aluste no podrA modlficarse sobre la base de re-
ulsinnas ranmllarli a IA informacin utillltda nbra tomar In dtaerminaci6n.


caudados durantie
Inrlrsi a un fondo


SS..S
(11 La limilaci6n a los inorasos estalalas corresoondiente a cualouier afio fiscal oodra aumen-
lare nor voto de dos terclos de los miembros de cada cAmara de la leoislatura. Exceoto en caso de


a limitacribn r


limitaci6n a los inaresos no oodrAn
'e aumento de la limitaci6n a los in-


el gobernador.
(dl AUTORIDAD DE LOS ELECTORS PARA AUMENTAR LA LIMITACI6N A LOS INGRE-
ct0R a I lnichatlarn nr rar nrannnr rn aumrnto a la limitaniAn a los incresos esttales de acuerdo


(31 "Slslamna sanltario sanilca UtU aNld nuC odvada cuva funcin a finalidd as
minoit ra m..i atr.. intsiair a indadoils.a. .a a.mo en art i semvis s.ar do taantr6n


mdica.
L4


n case de c


r a dtsuadir


Nr.2
ENMIENDACONSTITUCIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCION 6
ARTICULO X, SECCIN 32
(Leglalaiva)

Tftulo de la papoleta: VETERANS DISCAPACITADOS POR LESIONES DE GUERRA; DES-
CUENTO EN EL IMPUESTO A BIENES DE FAMILIA.-

Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a l Secc6n 6 delArtlculo VII y a creatcon de la
Secci6n 32 en el Articulo XII de la Conslltuc6n Eslatal para extender la disponibllidd del descuento
sobre las propiedades a aquellas constiluidas on benes de lamilia de veterans que quedaron dis-
capacitados como consecuencia de lesones de guerra de manera de Incluir a los veleranos que no
residlari en Florida al momenlo de ingresar al ejdrcto y programar M ingreso ean vigor de la enmienda
el 1 de enero de 2013.

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ARTICUtO.)Vil I,
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECCION 6. Exenciones a bienes de tamili.--
(a) Toda persona que pose un titulo conform al sistema legal ode derecho sobre un inmueble
que sea residencia permanent del propielario o de oro dependlente que est a cargo del dependiene
por motives legales o naturales quedara exenta de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, con excepci6n
de las tasaciones per benellcios especdales, en case de tasacones de hasta veinticinco mil dlaras
asi como de todo gravamen distinto a tos correspondlenes al distrio escoar. sobre toda lasaci6n mayor
de vointicinco mil dMlares y de hasta setenta y cinco mil d6lares una vez esablecddo dicho derecho
segan to indica la ley. La titularidad sobre el Inmueble podr provenir de un litut conlorme al sistema
legal o de derecho, ser total. conjunla, compartida (come en el case do un condominlo) oser indircla
a traves de la posesl6n db acciones o una mmnbresia que represent la participacin del propletario
o del miembro en una corporacl6n poseedora de un derecho pleno o un derecho de duracln fija que
supere inicialmente los noventa y ocho aeios. La exencian no sera applicable sobre ningun registro de
tasaciones hasta que un organlsmo estatal designado per la lay general determine en primer lugar que
dicho registry cumple con las disposiciones de Ia secci6n 4. Esta exendcn quada revocada a parltr de
la entrada an vigor de cualquier enmienda a este Articulo que eslablezca la tasacidn de bienes de la-
milia a un valor inferior al just valor.
(b) No se concederA mas de una exenci6n a ningn individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
a cualquier unidad residential on particular. Ninguna exenci6n excederA el valor del inmueble tasado
en relaci6n con su propietario o, en case de titularidad a trav6s de acciones o la partcipacldn come
miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporci6n correspondiente a la particpacl6n en tal corpo-
racin segun el valor de tasacidn de la propiedad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a las condlcions aqui establecidas, a Legislatura podra olrecer a
los arrendalarios que sean residents permanenles la exenc6n sobre lodos las los impueslos segun
valor. Tat exenci6n sobre los impuoslos segon valor se efectuaro en la forma y per elmonto establecido
por ley general.
(d) La legislature podra: por ley general, permilir qua los condados o municlpios, en relaci6n con
sus respeclfvos gravamenes imposilivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley general, olorguen una
exenci6n adicional al pago de los impueslos sobre los bienes de lamilia que no superen los cincuenta
mil dolares a cualquier persona que posea un liluto conlorme al sistema legal o de derecho sobre
dicho inmueble que sirva de residencia principal del propietario, quien debe haber cumplido los sesenta
y cinco alnos y cuyos ingresos domeslicos, segjn define la ley general, no superen los veinte mil
d6lares. La ley general debe facullar a los condados y municdpios a otorgar esta exencidn adidonal.
dentro de los limiles estipulados en este inciso, mediante ordenanza implemented segan establece
la ley general y lambien debe prever el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n por Ingresos especificada en
este inciso en funci6n de los cambios del coslo de vida.l
(e) Todo velerano de 65 alos de edad o mayor que present una discapacdad permanent lotal
o parcial recibira un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto seg6n valor que de to contrario adeudaria
por la titularidad de la propiedad constiluida en bien de familiar en la que reside si dicha discapacidad
estuviera relacionada con la participadcln en combat.- .l --.-i '--i -.- W -Il -. !M -
-a n I n .l .21 mI-1: I *- C -lM-=1:'.r U' l to hubieran dado de baja con honors al.dejar
de pertenecer al ejlrcito. El descuento consistira en un porcenlaje equivalent at porcentaje de la dis-
capacidad permanent relacionada con el serviclo que el veteran present segOn lo determinado por
el Departamento de Asunlos de Veteranos de los Eslados Unidos. Para calliioar para recibir el des-
cuento otorgado por esle incise, el solicllante debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado,
hasta el 1 de marzo, o.prlal do erm:'i" .' .:.H _l "im s :Mli - una carta
official del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de los Eslados Unlds que indique el porcenlaje de
la discapacidad relacionada con el servicto y toda evidencia que determine razonablemente que la dis-
capacidad esA relacionada con la partidpac6n on combalo. asl como una copta de la baja con honorees
del veteran. En caso de desestimar la solicitud de descuento, el tasador de propiededes deberA avisar
por escrito al solidlante los motives de la denegaci6n y el veteran podrA volver a presenter una solic-
itud. La Legislatura podra, per ley general, otorgar una exenci6n al requisite de presentaci6n annual de
una solicilud en los anos subsigulentes. Este incisoe n.-- A s . I 7 :l'i .- n MO, as de
aplicaci6n inmediala y no require de legislacidn para su implementactln.

ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECCI6N 32. Veterans discaadltados nor lelonae de uerran: descuento en a imnueslo sobre
bienes de familia.-La enmienda al inciso eal do In Rlascdn a del Arilculo VII rlacidnada con el des-
cuento oars el imouesto sabre Ins oroioededaes consllluida an hbenes de familla nara los vateranos
discaoacitadoscomo consecuencia de loainea de uaerra enlrara n vigor el 1 de enro de 2013.


ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTfCULO VII, SECCIOMES 1 y 19
ARTICULO XI1, SeCC6N 32
(L.eglrllinv)

Titulo de la papeleta: LIMITACION A LOS INGAE8SOS DEL GOBIERNO ESTATAL. -

Resumen de la papeleta: Esta enmienda propuesla para la Conslituci6n Estatal reemplaza la lim-
itaci6n existence a los ingresos estatales sobre la base del aumento de los ingresos personales con
una nueva limitacd6n a los ingreosa estaales basada en la inflacin y los cambios de poblaci6n. De
acuerdo con la enmienda, el excedente de los Ingresos estatales recaudados definidos en dicha en-
mienda una vez superada la limllacl6n de los ingresos debe depositarse en un fondo de estabillzaci6n
del presupuesto hasta que dicho fondo alcance su saldo mximo. Posteriormente, se utilizarA pars asi-
stir y mantener las escuelas publicas reduclendo el esuerzo econ6mico minimo de los distritos esco-
lares para la participaci6n en programs de financlaci6n educatlva del estado o, si dejara de necesitarse
el esluerzo financiero minimo, se devolverA a los contrlbuyenles. La Legislatura podrA aumenlar la lim-
itaci6n a los ingresos estalales a trav6s de un proyecto de lay aprobado per el voto de la mayoria cal-
, iicada de cada una de sus canfaras. La Legislalura tambien podra presenter a los electores una
propuesta de aumento a la limilcadn a los ingresos eslatales. La Legislalure debe implementar esta
enmienda propuesta por ley general, La enmienda entrarA en vigor a partir de su aprobaciln per part
de los electores y se aplicara por primer vez duranle el alo fiscal 2014-2015.

Texto complete:
ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECC16N 1. Impueslos; partidas: gaslos del estadol 'l-li-i .il a-gi -.-
(a) No se gravarA ning6n Impuesto except los necesarlos para el cumplimiento de la lay. No se
gravardn impueslos estatales segAn valor sobre los inmuebles ni los bienes personages langibles. Todas
las demis lormas de impuestos serAn derechos preferenciales del eslado except segun to essablezca
la ley general.
(b) Los vehiculos molorizados. las embarcaciones, las aeronaves. los remolques, las caravanas
y las viviendas m6viles, de acuerdo con su definici6n per ley. eslarAn sujelos a un impuesto de licencia
para su uso por los monlos y con los fines establecidos per ley. pero no estarAn sujelos a impuestos
segun valor.
(c) No se retirara dinero del tesoro, except para el cumplimlento de la asignacidn de partidas
establecidas por ley.
(d) La ley incluira disposiciones para la recaudaci6n de ingresos sulicienles para cubrir los gastos del
estado duranle cada period fiscal.


isIatura udapumrjfX. pIt geyneIralm su awusati llnacesana naa lau .lllaJmlllacoun a lnosin auaep easlt-at
reflee:
(1) El imoacto fiscal de las transferencias de resoonsabilidad nor la financiaci6n de funciones
gubemamentales entire el estado v otros niveles de gobiemo que tengan lugar despuAs del 6 de mayo
de 2011-
(2) El imoacto fiscal de un nuevo mandate federal.
(ff IMPLEMENTACI6N DE LA LEY GENERAL.-Por lev general. s la aislatura establecerA los
procedimienlos necesarios oara administrar esta secci6n.
(d) DEFINICIONES.-Conforme a su utilizaci6n en esta seccimn, el trmino:
(11 Aiuste oor crecimiento" sionifica un monto eauivalente al oromedio del oroducto del factor
inflac6n corresoondiente a los cinco afos anteriores v al factor oblaci6n.


121 "Factor infiacin" sianifica un monto equivalent a uno mas el camt
annual del aito calandario en el nicee de Precios al Consumidor. El t6rmino
sumidor" es el Indice de Precios al Consumidor para todos los consumidor
dudades estadnunidenses. (sin aiuste asacional. base vigente oars todos
con lo oubllcado =or al Deoarlamento de Trabalo de Estados Unidos. Si el
legislatura determinarA quA Indice se usara en adalante por lay general.
31 "Factor poblaclon" slanifica un monto eauivalente a uno mas e
poblaci6n del estado al 1 de abril en comoaraci6n con el 1 de abril del a
cAMculo de la tas annual de cambio dea oblaci6n. se utilizarAn las estimacir
del aslado.
(41 *Inarsos estatales" sionifica los imuestos. lastarfas. las licencia
nue lalegislatura impone a personas. moresas ub rnanismos aieeMni al gob
el t6rmino "inoresos estalales" no ncluve: los inresos necesarios oara cur
tablecidos en los documents nue autorizan la emisi6n de boh i pnr part
los bones emitidos antes del 1 de iullo de 2012. los injresos utlizados con
oara el orograma federal Medicaid. con exceacibn do los inoresos anlicados
dario para la Asistencia MAdica Piblica o el prorama que lo suceda. y co
de conlraoartida eslatalaes utilizados para financlar las amdplaciones onciona
1 de ulio de 1994: los ingresos de la loterla estatal devuellos en carActer de
oars CatAlstmfes ocasionadas nor Huracnaes d Florida v ai Comorac


ARTICULO XII
'CRONOGRAMA
SECCION 32. Limitaciln a los ingress estatales.-La enmienda a la Sec
Secci6n 19 del Articulo VII. oue revisa la limilacin a los inaresos estatales.
vigor tras su aprobaci6n por parte de los electores y se implementarAn a
2014-2015.


N.4
SENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCIONES 4 y 6
ARTICULO XII, SECCIONES 27, 32 y 33
S(Legislativa)

Tftulo de la papeleta: LIMITACIONES AL IMPUESTO INMOBILIARIO; REI
LAS PROPIEDADES; REDUCTION PARAAUMENTOS EN LATASAC16N
NO SEAN BIENES DE FAMILIAR; POSTERGACION DE REVOCACIONES

Resumen de la papoleta:
(1) Esta propuesta enmendaria la Secci6n 4 (Impuestos; tasaciones)
a bienes de lamilia) del Articulo VII de la Constiluci6n de Florida. Tambian
y agregaria las Secciones 32 y 33 al Articulo XII en relaci6n con el cronogrs
(2) En determinadascircunstancias, I laey exige que el valor de tasac
las propiedades no constiluidas en bien de familiar aumente ante la dismir
propiedad. Por lo lanlo, esta enmienda establece que la Legislatura podrA
que la tasaci6n de bienes de familiar y de propiedades no constituidas en to
valor de la propiedad es menor que el just valor de la propiedad correspond
sujeto a cualquier ajusle en el valor tasado debido a reforms, ampliaciones
dicha propiedad que se lasen segun lo establecido por la lay general. Esta
tras la aprobacl6n por part de los votantes. En case de aprobarse en una e
en la misma fecha que la election primaria de preferencia presidential, s
retroacliva al 1 de enero de 2012 o, de aprobarse en la'elecci6n general d
1 deenerode 2013.
(3) Esta enmienda reduce del 10 al 5 per ciento la limilacl6n sobre I
tasaciones de inmuebles no conslituidas en bien de familiar. Esta enmien
aprobaci6n por part de los votantes. En case de aprobarse en una eleccid
misma fecha que la elecci6n primaria de preferencia presidential, se implem
al 1 do enero de 2012 o, de aprobarselen la elecci6n general de 2012, ent
de 2013.
(4) Esta enmienda tambien autoriza que la ley general disponga, su
dicha ley especifique, una exenci6n adicional a los bienes de familiar para t
muestren su derecho a recibir la exenci6n establecida an la Constitucibn
de 1 atio posterior a la compra del bien de familiar sin antecedentes de poses
de los 3 anos calendarlo anterores durante los que se haya aplicado la ex
en Florida. La exenci6n adicional a bienes de familiar se aplicarA a todos.los
correspondientes a los distritos escolares. La exenci6n adicional es un m
ciento del justo valor de la propledad conslituida en bien de familiar al 1 de e
tuci6n come tal. La exencl6n adicilnal a blenes de familiar no podra excede
medlana del juslo valor de todos los benes de familia que se encuentren en
ubicada la propiedad en cuesti6n durante el aio calendario inmediatamente
ano de la conslituci6n del inmueble en bien de familia. La exenci6n adiciona
riodo que fuera mds breve entire 5 anos o el ano de venta de la propiedac
adicional se reducirA cads uno de los afios subsiguientes per un monto ea
del monto de la exenci6n adicional recibida el ano en que la propiedad se co
o por un monto equivalent a la diferencia entire el just valor de la propieda
terminado de acuerdo con el incise (d) de la seccibn 4 de este Articulo, el q
mitira m6s de una exenci6n de esta naturaleza a la vez per propiedad con
La exenci6n adiclonal es aplicable a las propiedades compradas el 1 de ener
en caso de reciblrse la aprobaci6n de los votantes en la elecci6n especial ce
que la elecclon primaria de preferencia presidential de 2012 o alas propie
enero de 2012 o posteriormente en case de recibirse la aprobaci6n de los v
eral de 2012. La exenci6n adicional no estarA disponible al sexto ano de s
posteriores. La enmienda entrarA en vigor tras la aprobaci6n per part de
aprobarse en una elecd6n especial celebrada en la misma fecha que la elecc
presidential, so implementara en forma retroactive al 1 de enero de 2012 o, (
general de 2012, entrarA en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013.
(5) Asimismo, esta enmienda tambi6n posterga hasta 2023 la revocac
estI actualmente programada para 2019. de las enmiendas constitucionale
limilan los aumentos anuales de las lasaciones para los inmuebles no cons
Esta enmienda poslerga hasla 2022 la presentaci6n a los votantes de una e
derogacl6n de dicha revocaci6n.

Texto complete:
ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECCI6N 4. Impuestos; lasaciones.- Por ley general, se eslablecel
asegurar una valuacin equitativa de today propiedad alcanzada per los imp
a las condiciones enumeradas a continuaci6n:
(a) Las tierras deslinadas a la explotacion agricola, las lierras que pi
descarga de agua hacia los acuiferos de la Florida o las tierras utilizadas
recreativos no comerciales podrdn ser clasilicadas por la ley general y lasi
de su natutaleza o uso.
(b) Por ley general y sujelo alas condiciones. las limitaciones y las de
especilicadas, las lierras destinadas a fines de preservaci6n seran clasilic
lasadas unicamenle en raz6n de su naluraleza o use.
(c) De acuerdo con la ley general. los bienes personales tangibles co
de intercambio commercial y cabezas de ganado, podrAn ser valuados con
centaje especifico de su valor o quedar exentos de los impuestos.
(d) Se tasaran las propiedades de todas las personas con derecho
impueslos sobre bienes de familiar, conlorme a la Secci6n 6 -de olo .Aie.0u


2.b, El cambro porcentual en el induce do Procios al Consumidor en las cludades. atel Coslo
Promedio Urbano de los EE.UU., lodos los items 1967=100 o I t ino m.m eLinde seleccionado pos-
teriormente correspondiente al alno calendario anterior segOn el income iicidal del Departamento de
Trabajo de los Eslados y el organismo de Esladisticas Laborales.
hb la lIrslalura nor lav .general. ndrA disnoner nue. exceolo en case de reormas. ampia-
clone red one meioras a los bines de familia laasados saoin sa establaet en Ia d LiunI (11.
las lasaciones no nodran aumenlar si el iuslo valor de la Iraooldad as interior a iuslo valor de Is
pr.aiedadtalJ..de.enero anliejor,
(2 .Nlg'nli Las tasaciones no nodrAn exceder6 un valor just.
(3) De acuerdo con la ley general, despu6s de Mo cambio de titularidad, la propiodad constitulda
en bien de familiar se tasara a un just valor desde el 1 de enero del ato siguiente, except quo se
apliquen las disposiciones de la clAusula (8) A pair de enlonces el bien de famila se lasar segun se
eslablece en este inciso.
(4) La propiedad conslituida recientemente en bien de famlka se tasar al valor justo a partr del
Si4- de enero del alo sigpiente a la consliluci6n en bien de famiHia. except qua se apliquen ls dis-
posiciones de la clausula (8) Esta tasaci6n niemWoene se modificar~ lnicamanie segun se estableca
en esle inciso.
(5) Las reformas, ampliaciones. reducciones o mejoras a la propledad constituida en bien de a-
milia se tasaran de conlormidad con la ley general., 'la l Sin embargo, con poste-
rioridad a las relormas. incorporaciones, redrcciones 0 mejoras Ia propledad sort tasada segun se
establece en este incise.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de family, la propiedad sera tasada de acuoedo
con la ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de ats incise eta.e on ad podran considerarse en form separada. En
case de que aJguia.djsposicidn alga P I do4@-ieii de oe inciASo t. n** *rnii uera de-
clarada anticonslitucional por un tribunal competent en la jurisdici6n, la decsi6n del d4 tribunal
no afeclara ni disminuira la validez de las restantes disposiclones de astLo nd so t memledA.
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sobre bienes de familiar de acuerdo con la Secci6n 6 *deManl.ae,*| a partir del de enero de
cualquiera de los 2 dee alnos inmediatamente anteriores a la constitud6n deaun 4E nuevo bien de
familiar tendrA derecho a una nueva tasaci6n del bien de familiar a un valor manor at valor just. Co
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I '. do A noM a-.l5R -pa - -a i-o i i I--ll- 11. I" -i-' -O a7 El valor de laad6n
de la propiedad recientemente constitulda en bien de familiar se determinarw de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida on bien de lamilia (uera mayor o
igual al just valor del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del ato an que el bien de amilia anterior
fuera destituido, el valor de la propiedad reclentemente constitulda en blen de familta sera igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos un monto equivalent at manor monto centre $500,000 o la dier-
encia entire el just valor y el valor de tasaci6n del bien de familia at 1 de enero del alo en que el bien
de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A partir de entonces la propiedad se tasar6 segun se establece on
este incise.
2. Si el juslo valor de la propiedad recentemente constltuida en bien de tamilia fuera menor que
el just valor del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del aof que el bien de lamilia anterior uera des-
tiluido, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constiluida en bien de familia sera igual al juso valor del
nuevo bien de lamilia dividido por el just valor del bien de familla anterior y multpllcado per el valor
de tasaci6n del blen de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en case de qu la diferencia entire el just valor
del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor de tasacibn del nuevo bien de familia calculado deoacuerdo con
este subinciso luera mayor de $500,000, el valor de tasaci6n del nuevo bien de familia se incremenlara
de manera tal que la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a S500,000. A partir
de entonces la propiedad se tasarA segun so estableco on este incise.
b. Por lay general y sujeto alas condiciones alli establecdas, la legislature dispondra la apli-
caci6n de esta clausula a la propiedad qua lenga mas de un propietario.
(e) La legislature podrA, per ley general, a los fines de la tasaci6n y sujeto a las disposiciones
de este incise, tacultar a los condados y municipios a autorizar por ordenanza la tasaci6n de
propiedades histbricas Onicamente an raz6n de su naturaleza o use. La tasacl6n en raz6n de su natu-
raleza 9 use serA aplicable Onicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n donde se aplique Ia ordenana. Los
requisites para las propiedades elegibles seran establecidos per ley general.
(f) Los condados podran, de la manera establecida per la ley general, establecer la reducci6n
del valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad constituida en biende lamllla en el marco de cualquier incremento
an el valor de lasaci6n de tal propiedad que resulted de la construccin o reconstruccin de la propiedad.
con el prop6silo de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a unoo ms padres o abuelos biol6gicos o
adoptivos del propietario o de su c6nyuge en case de que al menos uno de los.padres o abuelos para
quien se prove el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 alos o mas de edad. Tat reduccibn no podra sor
superior al monto menor entire los enumerados a.continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor de tasaci6n resultante de la construcci6n o reconslrucci6n de la
propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor total de tasaci6n Ia propiedad mejorada.
(g) En relaci6n con todos los gravamenes, a excepc6n de los relactonados con el distrito escolar,
las lasaciones de la propiedacd residential, tal come la define la ley general, que posea nueve ambientes
o menos y que no estd sujeta a las restricciones a la tasaci6n establecidas en os incises comprendidos
desde la (a) hasta la (d) se modificar. unicamenle segun se establece en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones alcanzadas por este incise se modificaran anualmente an la fecha de tasacin
establecida per la ley. Sin embargLo. la a ^daioinkq. m tales modificaciones an las sasaciones no
drAn de8beAn superar el 5 die-por cienlo (40c de la tasacibn del ario anterior. La laislaum nor l
general. podrA disponer que. except en case de reforms. ampiaciones. reducciones o mairas a los
bienes de familiar tasados seoirn se eslablece en la cdusula (4. las tasaciones no nodrAn aumentar si
el ieusto valor de la oroniedad es inferior at valor iusto do Ia proiledad an In fecha do tasaci6n anterior
establecida por lev.
(2) NiiAgea Las tasaciones no nodrAn excedera un valor juslo.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de titulardad o administract6n, conform a lo establecido per
la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de uria entidad legal propietaria ddel nmuebe,
tal propiedad se tasara en raz6n del just valor a la fecha siguiente de lasacl6n. A partir de entonces,
la propiedad se tasara segn se establece en este incise.
(4) Las reforms, incorporaciones, reducciones o mejoras a dicha propiedad se tasarn de con-
formidad con la ley general. Sin embargo desoups del ajusle nor cualquier refonrn amoliadln. rm-
ducci6n o meiora. la oropiedad serA tasada segan se establece en este inciso.
(g) En relaci6n con lodos los gravamenes, a excepci6n de los relaconados con e distrto escotlr,
la tasaci6n de los inmuebles que no est6n sujetos a lis limitaciones a la tasacd6 establecdas ertlos
incises comprendidos desde la (a) hasta la (d) y (g) se modiicarA unicamente segun se establce an
este incise.
(1) Las lasaciones alcanzadas per este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la echa de tasad6n
establecida por la ley. Sin embargo. an aediaede. qu tales modificacones on las lasaciones no 29
drcn deberan superar el 5 diee por ciento 44f0t de la tasac6n del a~o anterior. LalIjaiftura per
naenrl artlrd irar c.nor nr,-a avnr, n ao n rs i rolnnmae smniainna rnrfeurrrlnaa n a mainrm a In


io corcentual del Dromedio el justo valor de la oroiedad as inferior al valor iusto de la prooledad en ta fecha de tasacdln anterior
"lndice de Precios al Con- establecida nor lev.
es urbanos. oromedio Para (2) Ningena Las tasaciones no podrdn excederA un valor jusio.
Slos articulos). de acuerdo (3) La legislature deberd disponer la tasaci6n de la mendonada propiedad en raz6n del just
I induce deiara de existir. la valor a la fecha de tasaci6a posterior a la realizaci6n de una mejora relevant a la propiedad, conforme
a la definici6n de la ley general. A partir de entonces, la-propiedad se tasara segun se establece en
il'cambio corcentual en la este incise.
ilo anterior. A los fines del (3) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la mencionada propiedad se tase en
ones oficiales de poblac6in raz6n del just valor a la fecha de la tasaci6n siguiente al cambio de titulariddad oadmdinstrdt6n, segun
lo define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio de titularidad de la entidad legal propietaria del in-
is -losiareos por earvicios mueble. A partir de eptonces, la propiedad se tasara segsn se establece n esle inciso.
lterhiOaitatal. Sin embargo. (5) Las reforms, incorporaciones, reducciones o mejoras a dicha propiedad se tasarAn de con-
molil cn los requisitos es- tormidad con la ley general. Sin embargo, despues del ajuste per cualquier reform, amplacl6n, re-
e del estado en el caso de ducci6n o mejora, la propiedad serA tasada segun se estaibdae an esteo inciso.
no condos de contraoartida (i) La legislature, por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones aqui estableddas, podrA prohibir la
Sa sustentar el Fondo Fidu- inclusion de los siguientes puntos en la determinacin del valor de tasaci6n propiedades utilizadas
on excepci6n de los condos como residencia:
ales realizadas despues del (1) Cualquier reform o mejora eTecluada a fin de mejorar la resistencia de la propieded a dalos
oremios recibos del Fondo ocasionados por el viento.
:i6n de Seguirs ars las (2) La instalaci6n de un dispositivo de alimenlaci6n de energia renovable.
jucaci6n superior orblicas: ()(1) La tasaci6n de las siguientes propiedades ubicadas sobre el puerto comercialindusrial so
por la provision de servicios basarA en el use actual al que se destina la propiedad:
gresos orovenientes de im- a. Tierras utilizadas predominantemente con fines de pesca commercial.
:i6n hava side exioida nor b. Tierra accessible par el p0blico y utilizada para botar embarcaclones haca aguas navegables.
to2011. c. Puertos deportivos y estructuras de ladrillos sin mortero abiertas al public.
d. Plants de fabricaci6n maritimas dependientes del access at agua, instalaclones de pesca
commercial e instalaciones de fabricaci6n y reparacion de embarcaciones maritimas y actividades corn-
cidn 1 y la creaci6n de la plemenlarias.
y esta secci6n entraran en (2) El beneficio de tasaci6n establecido en este incise esti sujeto a las condicones y limitacones
partir del ano fiscal estatal y las definiciones razonables especificadas por la legislature por ley general.
SECCION 6. Exenciones a bienes de familia.--
(a) Toda persona que pose un titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre un Inmueble
que sea residencia permanent del propietario o de otro dependiente que est6 a cargo del propietario
per motives legales o naturales quedara exenta de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, exeepto de las
tasaciones per beneficios especiales, en caso de tasaciones de hasta S~5 i ...iii--em
asi come de todo gravamen distinto a los correspondientes al district escolar, sobre today tasaci6n que
supere los $50.000 olioe ml d6ro y haste los 750l lr una vez es-
tablecido dicho derecho segan lo indica la ley..La titularidad sobre el Inmueble podra provenir de un
titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho, ser total, conjunta, compartida (como on e case de un
DUCCION DEL VALOR DE condominio) o ser indirecta a traves de la posesi6n de acciones o una membresia que represent la
I DE PROPIEDADES QUE participaci6n del propietario o del miembro en una corporaci6n poseedora de un derecho pleno o un
PROGRAMADAS.- derecho de duraci6n fija que supere inicialmente los 98 ievawn y se.he alios. La exend6n no sera
applicable sobre ningun registro de tasaciones hasta que un organism estatal designado per la lay gen-
eral determine en primer lugar que dicho registry cumple con las disposiciones de la Seccin 4. Esta
y la Seccion 6 (Exenciones exenci6n queda revocada a partir de la entrada en vigor de cualquier enmienda a este Articulo que es-
enmendaria la Secci6n 27 tablezca la tasaci6n de biehes de lamilia a un valor inferior at just Valor.
ama de las enmiendas. (b) No se concedera mis de una exenci6n a ningln individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
ci6n del bien de familiar y de a cualquier unidad residential en particular. Ninguna exenci6n excedera el valor del inmueble tasado
luci6n del just valor de la en relacidn con su propietario o, en case de titularidad a Irav6s de acciones o la participa6n como
, pr ley general, disponer miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporci6n correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo-
ales no aumente si el just raci6n segan el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad.
iente al 1 de enero anterior, (c) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones aqui establecddas, la legislature podrA ofrecer a
s, reucciones o mejoras a losarrendatarios que sean residents permanentes Is exenci6nde todos os grav6menes de imprestos
enmienda entrarA en vigor segun valor. Tal exenci6n de impuestos segun valor se efectuark en la forma y por ae monto establecido
elecci6n especial celebrada por la ley general.
se implementarA en form (d) La legislature podra, per ley general, permitir que los condados o municipios, en relacin con
e 2012, entrara en vigor el sus respectivos gravAmenes impositivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley general, otorguen una
exenci6n adicional a los impuestos sobre los bienes de familla que no super los S~i.0Q oeiment
os cambios anuales en las Fmi -dliwei a cualquier persona que pose un titulo conform al sistema legal o de drecho sobre
da entrara en vigor tras la dicho inmueble que sea la residencia principal del propletario. quien debe haber cumplido los 8A
in especial celebrada en la seeenta in.ee aoris y cuyos ingresos dom6sticos, segun define la ley general, nosuperen los 2000.
entarA en forma retroactive ein'tW eil da l 'e. La ley general debe facultar a los condados y municipios a olorgar esta exenci6n
rara en vigor el 1 de enero adicional, dentro de los limits impuestos en este incise, per ordenanza adoptada segun establece Ia
ley general y tambi6n debe prever el ajuste peri6dico de la limitacion per ingresos especificada en este
ujeto a las condiciones que incise en funci6n de los cambios del cost de vida.
odas las personas que de- (e) Todo veteran de 65 alos de edad o mayor que present una discapacidad permanenle total
de Florida dentro del plazo o parcial recibira un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segAn valor que de locontrarlo adeudaria
sl6n de un inmueble dentro per la litularidad sobre la propiedad en la que reside si dicha discapacidad est relacionada con la par-
enci6n a bienes de familiar ticipaci6n en combat, el veteran residla en el estado al moment de Ingresar en el sarvido military de
graviamenes except a los los Estados Unidos y ha recibido la baja con honors al dejar de pertenecer al ejrcito. El descuento
onto equivalent al 50 per consiutira en un porcentaje equivalent al porcentaje de la discapacidad permanent relacionada con
enero del alo de su consti- el servicio que present el veteran segOn to determinado per el Departamento de-Asuntos de Veter-
r 6l monto equivalent a la anos de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar para recibir el descueneo otorgado por este Indso, el sole-
n el condado en el que est6 itante debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado, hasta el 1 de marzo, comprobantes de
e anterior al 1 de enero del residencia al memento de ingreso al servicio military, un carta official del Departamenlo de Asuntos de
Il se aplicarA durante el pe- Veteranos de los Estados Unidos que indique el porcentaje de la discapaddad relaionada con el ser-
d. El monto de la exenci6n vicio y today evidencia que determine razonablemente que la discapacidad est relacionada con la par-
quivalente al 20 per ciento ticipaci6n en combat, asi come una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En canso desestimar
onstituy6 en bien de familiar la solicitud de descuento, el tasador de propiedades debera avisar per escrito al solidltanle los motvos
d y el valor de tasaci6n de- de la denegaci6n y el veteran podra volver a presenter una solcitud. La legislature podra, por ley gen-
ue fuera mayor. No se per- eral, otorgar una exenci6n al requisite de presentaci6n annual de una soliditud an los altos subsiguientes.
istituida en bien de familiar. Este incise entrara en vigor el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de aplicaci6n inmedlata y no require de
o de 2011 o posteriormente legislaci6n para su implementaci6n.
elebrada en la misma fecha (f) Senion lo dispuesto nor lev general v suieto a las omndlcions aqui espaacdrias. oa aersona
iedades d mmodes me d l 1 de nu *dem.nu.str tenser dearsch recibir Is exsn..anc care blens ds ia sfilla as.ab da an al is.o. (a);


. La exencid n


bien de f


oreferencia residential de 2012. o alas oroiedades comoradas el 1 do enero de 2012 o ooerir-
mente si esia enmienda se anrobara en a eleccidn general de 2012. pro la xncin ad t inal no;as-
tara disnonible al sexto ano v subsiguienles de su otoramiento inical.
ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECCION 27. Exenciones a los impuestos inmobiliarios y limitaclones a las tasaclones del im-
puesto inmobiliario.-Las enmiendas a las secciones 3, 4y 6 del Articulo VII, que disponen una exen-
cion de $25,000 pare los bienes personales tangibles y una exenci6n adicdonal de $25,000 para bienes
de familiar. que auloriza la translerencia del beneficio acumulado a partir de as limilsacones a la tasad6n
de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar y esta secci6n, en case de presentarse ante tos electores
del estado para su aprobacibn o rechazo en una elecci6n especial autorizada per la ley para celebrate
el 29 de enero de 2008, entrarAn en vigor tras su aprobaci6n per part de los electores y se aplicarAn
retroactivamente al 1 de enero de 2008. De presentarse ante tos electores del estado para su
aprobaci6n o rechazo en la elecci6n general siguiente, entraran en vigor te 1 de enero del ao siguiente
a dicha elecci6n general. Las enmiendas a la Seccd6n 4 del Articulo VII, que crea los ncisos (I) y (g)
en la secci6n mencionada que establecen una limitacibn a los aumentos de Ia lasadc6n annual para los
inmuebles especilicados, entrara en vigor tras su aprobaci6n per part de los electores y comenzarM
a limilar las tasaciones a parlir del 1 de enero de 2009 en caso de aprobarse en una elecci6n especial
celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o comenzara a limiter las tasacones a partir del 1 de enerode 2010
en case de aprobarse en la elecci6n general celebrada en noviembre de 2006. Los inches (jlM y (hL


eaUa Jsco prJ acs e 1 e
otantes en la elecci6n gen-
u otorgamiento ni en atos
a los volantes. En case de
:i6n primaria de preferencia
de aprobarse en la elecci6n

ci6n, cuya entrada en vigor
es adoptadas en 2008 que
stituidos en bien de familiar.
enmienda que proponga la





rAn reglamenlaciones para
puestos segun valor. sujeto

roduzcan gran cantidad de
exclusivamente con fines
adas Inicamente en raz6n

finiciones razonables aqui
cadas por la ley general y

nservados como unidades
lines impositivos a un por-

lala exenci6n del pago de
,i Iu - I ".'lor "nti =


nnieemeneoegtn se establece en esle incise.
(1) Las lasaciones sujetas a esle inciso se modilicarAn o--ein A--moid anualmente el 1 1.'
de enero todos los alos, --. m*-i,'g lo a--n -- l I loom--io-
a. Los cambios de laas saciones no podran debepM superar el monto menor entire los sigu-
lentes:
Len Tres per ciento (30) de la tasaci6on del alo anterior.


losing

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- rvp s as ni ncion








August 30, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11B


(, de la Secci6n 4 del Articulo Vll.inicialmenten adoados come incises II v laL quedan revocados a
partir del 1 de enero de 2023 '4*: sin embargo, la legislature por resolution conjunta propondrA una
Senmienda que derogue la revocaci6n de los incisos (g W4 y (1 4g), que se presentart a los eleclores
de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo on la election general de 2022 aQ04 y, en caso de
aprobacl6n, enlrart en vigor el 1 de enero de 2 23 4QW.
R SC16(N 32 Tasaciones de prniedades.-Esta seccl6n yv I enmienda de la Secci6n 4 del
Artlenui VII sobra los hienes de amiliea v Ins orooiedades no aensliluidas an tales cuvno usto valor se
eannientre an disminuci6n nue reduce al llmite al aumanto annual maxima del valor de tasaci6n de las
roniedades no constituidas en bien de amilia, n caso de oresentarse ante Ios electores del estado
para su earobacin o rechazn an la elaecidn esnocial autorFinda por I lay oars celebrarse on la misma
fIna( n r la ailarnin nrtmaria ria nratranrla r Naelinrtlai o1 0 9 nlrar an vinnr Iras u anrobaciin


nor w ane e os aleclores v se anllearA
tarse ante Ins eleclores de esle estad
antrara en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013
SECCION 33. Exenci6n adicioi
dciaees de tilularidad sobre orooiedadi
Sa la Seeccn 6 del Artlculo VII. oue est
atlrios sin antecedents de posesion
caeandarios inmediatamente anteriore'
ant'los electors del eslado oara su
yev oara celebrarse en la misma tech
entrarA an vigor una vez aorobada no
2012. v In exenci6n adiional nara bien
el 1 ade enero i 2011 0 nosteriormentl


relrnmallvamente al 1 ia enera de 2012
i nara ua sobrobacin o rechazo en la ele

nal oara bienes de familiar de oropietarli
es constituidas en bien de lamilia.- Esta
ablecen una exenci6n adicional nara bier
de orooiedades constiluidas en bien tar
s a la comora del bien de lamilia actual. a


a o. n caso de
I general de 201
oara bienes de f
steiormente.

N. 5


ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
-ARTICULO V, SECCIONES 2, 11 y 12
(Legislativa)

Tftulo de la papelela: TRIBUNALES ESTATALES.--

R. esumen de la papeleta: Propone una revision del Articulo V de la Constituci6n Estatal en relaci6n
con el powder judicial.
La Constitucion Estatal autoriza a la Suprema Corte a adopter reglas de practice y procedimiento
para todos los tribunales. Asimismo, la cons'" 'n establece que una regla de la corte podri ser re-
vocada por ley general promulgada por el v,. jostercios de los miembros de cada camara de la
Legislature. Esta propuesta derevision constitu.jnal ernmina el requisite de aprobacio6n de leyes gen-
erales que revoquen una regia de la core por el vatSe dos tercios de cada camara y, por to tanto, es-
tablece que la Legislatura podra revocar una regla de la corte por ley general aprobada por el voto de
la maybria de cada una de sus cimaras que manifieste la political en la que se basa la revocaci6n. La
corte podra volver a adopter la regla conforme a la political piblica manifestada por la Legislatura, pero
si la Legislatura determine que una regla ha sido readoptada y la revoca, esta propuesta de revision
prohibe a lacorte volver a adoptar la regla revocada una vez mAs sin la aprobaci6n previa de la Leg-
islatura. De acuerdo con Is ley vigente, las reglas expedidas por las comisiones nominadoras judiciales
y la Comisi6n de Requisitos Judiciales podrAn ser revocadas por ley general promulgada por el voto
de la may6ria de cada cAmara de la Legislatura. En virtud de esta propuesta de revision, se sustituye
el m6todo de revocacion de reglas por votaci6n por la revocaci6n per ley general promulgada por el
voto de la mayoria de los legisladores presents.
De acuerdo con la ley vigente, el Gobemador design jueces de la Suprema Corte escogidos
entire los incluidos en una list de nominados provista por una comisi6n nominadora judicial, y las des-
ignaciones erectuadas por Gobernador no estdn sujetas a confirmacion. Esta revlsi6n exige la confir-
maci6rn de los jueces de la Suprdma Corte bor part del Senado para que la persona designada ocupe
su cargo. Si por votacion el Senado decide no confirmar la designaci6n, debe volver a convocarse a la
bcomisibn nominadora judicial, que no podrt volver a notninar a ninguna persona cuya designaci6n an-
terigr para ocuper la misma vacant no haya sido confirmada por el Senado. El Senpdo padra reunirse
a crialquier moment a los fines de la confirmicion. Si el Senado no vote por la designaci6n de un juez
dentro del plazo de 90 dias, se considerarA que el juez ha sido confirmado y comenzarA a ejercer el
,cargo.
La Comisi6n de Requisitos Judiciales es una comisi6n independiente Ereada per la Constltuci6n
Estatal para investigar e interponer acciones judiciales ante supuestas conducts dolosas de un mag-
istrado a juez de Id Suprema Corte de Florida. Actualmente, de acuerdo con la constituci6n, los pro-
cedimientos de la comisi6n son confidenciales hasta el moment de presentaci6n normal de los cargos
por part del!equipo investigator de dicha comisi6n. Una vez presentados los cargos formales, dichos
cargo y demas procedimientos de la comisi6n adquleren estado piblico. Aclualmente, la constitucl6n
autoriza a la CAmara de Representantes a Ilevar a juicio politico a magistrados o jueces. Asimismo, el
Portavoz de la Camara de Representantes podra solicitor today la informaci6n que se encuentre en pos-
esion de la Comisi6n de Requisites Judiciales, que dicha comisi6n debe poner a su disposici6n, para
utilizarta en el process de decision sobre el juicio politico a un magistrado o juez. Esta propuesta de
revision exige a la conision qua ponga todos sus archives a disposici6n del Portavoz de la Camara de
Representantes, paro establece que dichos archives deben conservar su conlidencialidad durante
cualquier investigation que realice la Camara de Representantes y hasta que se la use para Ilevara
juicio politico a un magistrado o juez. Esta revision tambien.quita al Gobernador la facullad'de solicitar
archives de la Comisi6n de Requisitos Judiciales en pos del cumplimiento de un cambio constitutional
anterior.
Esta revision lambien efectia incorporaciones y eliminaciones tecnicas y que ofrecen aclara-
clones para la seleccion de presidents de las cortes de circuilo y en relaci6n con la Comisi6n de Req-
uisilts Judiciales, ademas de otras modificaciones no sustanciales t6cnicas y tendientes al
cumplimiento del articulo de la constitucibn sobre el poder judicial.

Texto complete:
ARTICULO V
PODER JUDICIAL
SECCION 2.,Administraci6n; practice y procedimiento.-
(a) La supreme corte adoptara reglas de prActica y procedimiento para todos los tribunales, in-
cluidos el plazo para obtener una revision de apelaci6n, la supervision administrative de todos los tri-
bunales, el traslado al tribunal con jurisdiccion sobre cualquier procedimiento cuando se haya invocado
improcederitemente la jurisdicci6n de otro tribunal y el requisite de que no se desestimarA ninguna
causaa debido a la solicited de una reparacion improcedente. La corte supreme adoptara reglas que le
permitan l-a wet y a los tribunales de apelaciones de distrito presenter consultas sobre derecho
military ante la Corte Federal de Apelaciones de las Fuerzas Armadas para oblener su asesoramiento.
Las reglas de la corte podr&n ser revocadas por una ley general que explicite la political que fundamental
la rev'caci6n Ippmmw -' ". p 'o a'l W -' :--:>iW ..d 'do 6 :. .R 6 "1 -"': ." -6 '.do118 IQ l.'.um.
La cobe podrd volver a adootar la reola revocada solamente de conformidad con la oolitica nAblica es-
tablecida por la leoislatura. Si la legislature determine que una reala ha sido readootada y lI revoca. la
core no podrA volver a adontar dicha regla nosteriormente sin la aprobaciOn previa de la legislature.
(b) El president de la supreme corte sere elegido por mayoria de los miembros de la corte,
sera el funcionario administrative en jefe del sistema judicial y tender laI facultad de asignar jueces, in-
cluidos los jueces retirados que otorguen su consenlimiento, parael desempeao de funciones transi-
toriamente en cualquier tribunal para el que el juez est6 calificado y a delegar al juez president de un
circulto judicial la facultad de asignar jueces para el desemprilp en dicho circuit.
(c) Se elegirA un president para cada tribunal de apelaciones de district por mayoria de los
jueces de dicho distrito o, de no lograrse la mayoria, serA elegido por el president de la core. El pres-
idente del tribunal serA responsible de la supervision administrative del tribunal.
.(d)'Se escogerA un president para cada circuit entire los jueces de circuit de acuerdo con la
regla de la Suorema Corte. El juez aue presida un circuit sera responsible de la supervision admin-
,lr i o .. J Ic. trs Irc.r..l del :,r.: _._a .dE,I: Ir.qurials i, rre3con, ax a, r, uu r.-:uor .-: .
S. E.ClOr4 II ,', a..Iei: ,, 1,
(a) Cuando se abraUnjypqacnait n.un sedejudicial en la que result aplicable la elecci6n para
la retenci6n.del dargo, elgobernador ocuparn la vacant mediaritela designaci6n por un period, que
linalizard el primer martes posterior al primer lunes de enero del aro siguiente a la eleccl6n general
siguiente que tenga lugar al menouun aflo despuds de la fecha de designaci6n, de una entire no menos
de Ires ni rmAs de seis personas nominadas por la comisi6n nominadora judicial aproplada.
(6) El gobernador ocupart todas las vacantes de cada tribunal de circuit o de condado en los
que los jueces se elijan por el voto de la mayoria.de los electors mediante la designaci6n por un pe-
riodo, que finalizari el primer martes posterior al primer lunes de enero del aio siguiente a la elecci6n
primaria y general siguiente que tenga lugar al menos un ailo despues de la fecha de designaci6n, de
una entire no menos de Ires ni mps de seis personas nominadas por la comisi6n nominadora judicial
apropiada. Se celebrarn una election para ocupar el cargo judicial durante el period del cargo que
comience una vez finalizado el period para el que se ha electuado la designaci6n.
"(c) Las nominaciones se electuaran dentro de los treinta dias posteriores a la apertura de la va-
cante, exceplo si el gobernador exlendiera el period durante un plazo que no debera superar los
treinta dias. El gobemador efectuarE'la designaci6n denlro de los sesenta dias posteriores a la recep-
ci6n dela certificaci6n de Ias nominaciones.
(d) Todas las desionaciones de iueces de la supreme code estin suietas a la confirmaci6n del
senado. El senado oodra sesionar a los fines de otorlar la confirmaci6n indenondienteminle deo na


inar a ninnona
confirmada nor


1 desianaci6n anterior
designacidn de un iuez


Sla misma vacan
noor Iras su confir


Sdelseanadoc
A)d Existira una comisi6n nominadora judicial individual, de acuerdo con la ley general, para
la supreme core, una para cada tribunal de apelaciones de distrito y unoaara cada circuit judicial
para lodo6 los trijunales de primer instancia de cada circuito. Las comisiones nominadoras judiciales
establecerAn reglas de procedimiento uniforms en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Estas reglas, o
cualquier part de ellas. podran ser revocadas por ley general pr--oml'- d: ,pp o voi. do '-l .y':-
6- -'i-MO do --'..O :6FrF '6. l8: li.'.z: o par la supreme corte con el acuerdo de cinco jue-
.ces. Con excepci6n de las deliberaciones de las comisiones nominadoras judiciales, los procedimientos
de las comisiones y sus registros eslaran abiertos al piblico.
SECCION 12. Sanciones disciplinarias: remoci6n y retiro.-
(a) COMISION.DE REQUISITOS JUDICIALES.-Se dispone la creaci6n de una comisi6n de
requisites judiciales.
(1) Existirdn comisiones de requisites judiciales con jurisdicci6n para investigar y recomendar a
la Suprema Corte de Florida la remoci6n del cargo de cualquier juez cuya conduct, durante el period
del cargo a en cualquier otro sentido. a! -1 do1 .i O l C do : ''66 -- ':.-pli (i7-i--"dpod-'L.l--.fi
do.-- 3-.=t: ".'d.. o Z--l-.. -:' demuestre incompetencia para conservar el cargo y para in-
vestigar y recomendar sanciones a jueces cuya conduct, durante el period del cargo o en cualquier
itro sentido t L t o166 o p-lti (do l or-- ------- on -- ---
do ~-eeia eeion), justifique dicha sanci6n. A los lines de esta secci6n, se define como sanci6n discipli-
naria cualquidra de los siguientes: reconvenci6n, multa, suspension con o sin goce de sueldo o san-
cionep a abogados. La comision tendrA jurisdicci6n sobre los magistrados y jueces en relaci6n con
supuestos casos de conduct dolosa que tuviera lugar antes o duranle su desempenio como magistrado
o juez en caso de efectuarse una denuncia no mas'de un allo despues de terminado el period de de-
semperio como magistrado o juez. La comisi6n tendra jurisdicci6n sobre los supuestos casos de inca-
a.:.-a5 aJ ueia ei pe'r.cao de desempeilo como magistrado o juez. La comision estara compuesta
,por: ...
.. a. Dos jueces de tribunales de apelaciones de district seleccionados por los jueces de dichos
Tribunales, dos jueces de circuito seleccionados per los jueces de los tribunales de circuit y dos jueces
de los tribunales de condado seleccionados por los jueces de dichos tribunales;
b. Cuatro electores residents en el estado que sean integrantes de la asociaci6n de abogados
de Florida y que serAn escogidos per el 6rgano rector de la asociaci6n de abogados de Florida: y
S. Cinco electores residents en el estado que nunca hayan ocupado cargos judiciales ni hayan
sido miembros de la asociaci6n de abogados de Florida, que seran designados per el gobernador.
(2) Los miembros de la comisi6n de requisites judiciales desempefiarAn su cargo en periods
escalonados que no superaran los seis asos.segOn establece la ley general. Ningin miembro de la
camis6in, con excepcion de un juez, sera eligible para ocupar un cargo judicial estatal mientras se de-
sempeaie como miembro de la comisi6n y durante el plazo.de dos anos a su terminaci6n. Ningin miem-
bro de la comision podre ocupar cargo en partidos politicos ni participar en campafia alguna per un
cargo judicial ni ocupar cargos publicos; sin embargo, los jueces podran hacer campafias para ocupar
cargo judiciales y ocuparlos. La comisibn elegirA como president a uno de sus miembros.
,(3) Los miembros de la comisi6n de requisites judiciales que no estIn sujetos a juicio politico
estartin sujetos a su remoci6n de la comisi6n de acuerdo con las disposiciones de la Secci6n 7 del
Articulo.IV de la Constitucion de Florida.
S(4) La comision adoptarA reglas que reglamenlarAn sus procedimientos, c6mo ocuparAn las va-
cantes las autoridades que designan, la descalificacion de miembros, la rotaci6n de miembros entire
panels y la sustituci6n temporal de miembros descalificadoso incapacitados. Estas reglas, o cualquier
parte de ellas, podrAn ser revocadas par ley general .,om;-l:- o. '. ".'do is m Iaf'ya do l'. --:m
il ^ A-da- a'afapr da 4o: l-.tu=a o par la supreme code con el acuerdo de cinco jueces. La
comijiin tendra autoridad para expedir citaciones. Todos los procedimientos realizados por la comisi6n
o presentados ante ella seran confidenciales hasla que el panel investigador present cargo formales
contra un juez o magistrado ante el secretario de la Suprema Corte de Florida; no obstante, una vez
que el panel investigador descubra una causa probable y realice la presentaci6n de los cargo formales
contra in juez o magistrado ante el secretario, dichos cargos y todos los procedimientos posteriores
realizados ante la comisi6n serdn piblicos.
(5) La comisi6n tendra access a toda la informaci6n de todos los organisms ejecutivos, leg-
a islalivos y judiciales, induidos grandes jurados, sujeto a las reglas de la comisibn. A pedido del portavoz
de, la. cmara de representantes a l gae'obemeo, la comisi6n deberA poner en cualquier moment a
disposici6n de la cAmara de reoresentantes loda la information que se encuentre en su posesi6n,.gue
mantendra su carActer confidential durante cualouier investioaci6n v hasta su utilizaci6n oara laevar a
pAa M'ooRR 'A l1 IN do la liligod do- juiCio politico o GWopSRi8!iR PopoOlAis'mn.
S' () PANELES.-La comisi6n se dividirA en un panel investigator y un panel de audiencias, segin
lo estabtecido pro regla de la comisi6n. El panel investigator posee jurisdicci6n'para recibir o iniciar
denuncias, realizar invesligaciones, desestimar denuncias y, per voto de su mayoria simple, presenter
cargo formales ante el panel de audiencias. El panel de audiencias tiene la lacultad de recibir y cono-
'er cargo formales presenlados porel panel investigator y, per voto de dos tercios de sus integranles,
formendar a la supreme corte la remocion de un magistrado o juez o el retire involuntario de un mag-
ado juez debido a cualquier discapacidad permanent que interliera gravemente en el desempelo
de las funciones judiciales. Por voto de la mayoria simple de sus miembros, el panel de audiencias
podri recomendar a la supreme corte que se apliquen al magislrado o juez las sanciones disciplinarias
apropiadas.
(c) SUPREMA CORTE.-La supreme code recibira recomendaciones del panel de audiciones
de la comisi6n de requisitos judiciales.
S(1) La supreme corte podra aceptar, rechazar o modificar total o parcialmente los fallos, las con-
clusiones y las recomendaciones de la comision y podrA ordenar que so apliquen al magislrado o juez
las sanciones disciplinarias apropiadas, su remocion del cargo junto con el cee e la remuneracl6n
por iricumplimiento intencional o persislente del desempeno de los deberes judiciales a per otras con-
ductas impropias en un miembro del poder judicial que manifiesten incompelencia actual para ocupar
un cargo el retire involuntario por cualquier discapacidad permanent quo interliera gravemento on
el deserperio de los deberes judiciales. No sera requisite para la remocidn del cargo de un juez o
magistrado cuya conduct manifieste incompetencia actual pare ocupar el cargo qua dicho magislrado
o juez cpmeta un acto de mala Ie, conocimiento doloso o inmoralidad, Una vez presentadas formal-
mente las acciones y a pedido,.el panel investigator, la supreme corte podrA suspender del cargo al
magislrado o juez, con o sin goce de sueldo, hasta que se tome una dalorminaci6n dofinitiva sobre la
investigaci6n.
(2) La supreme cone podrA eximir del pago de las coslas a la parne ganadora.
(d) FAfULTAD DE REMOCION.- La lacultad de remoci6n otorgada por esta section sorA lanto


alternative come acumulativa ala lacultad de enjuiciar polilicamente.
(e) PROCEDIMIENTOS DUE INVOLUCREN AJUECES DE LA SUPREME CORTE.- Sin per-
juicio de ninguna de las disposiciones de esta secci6n, si el sujelo de los procedimlentos de la comisi6n
de requisilos judiciales luera un juez de la supreme corte de Florida, lodos los jueces de dicha corte
quedarAn automaticamente descalificados pare sesionar como jueces de dicho tribunal en relaci6n con
todos los procedimienlos que conciernan a la persona involucrada y, para este fin, la supreme corte
estara compuesta por un panel Integrado por los site jueces que president los circuilos judiciales del
estado de Florida con mas anlig0edad en el cargo judicial de juez de circuit. A los fines de determinar
la antiguedad de los jueces de circuilo en caso de que hubiera jueces con la misma antig0edad en
dicho cargo, se considerara que tienen mas antiguedad los jueces que se desempenen en el o los cir-
cultos cuyo nmero sea mas bajo. Si alguno de dichos jueces presidents de circuilo fuera objelo de
una investigacl6n de la comisi6n de requlsitos judiciales, esluviera descalificado de cualquier otra man-
era o no fuera capaz de desempefiarse en el panel; el siguiente juez en anlig0edad con el cargode
president de circulto se desempeflarA en lugar del juez president de circuit descalificado o dis-
capacitado.
(1) CRONOGRAMA DE LA SECC16N 12.-
(1) Excepto en la media en que no fueran compatibles con las disposiciones de esta secci6n,
lodas las disposiciones de la ley y las reglas de la corte que se encuentre vigentes en la fecha de en-
Irada an vigor de este articulo continuardn en vigor hasta que sean reemplazadas segimn to autoriza la
constitucl6n.
(2) Cuando esta secci6n entire en vigor y hasta su adopcion par regla compatible dela comision:
a. La comisi6n se dividirk, seg6n determine su president, en un panel investigator y en un
panel de audiencias pars cumplir las responsabilidades establecidas en esta secci6n.
b. El panel investigator estara compuesto por:
1. Cuatro jueces,
2. Dos miembros de la asociaci6n de abogados de Florida y
3. Tres miembros que no serAn abogados.
c. El panel de audiencias estarA compuesto por:
1. Dos jueces,
2. Dos miembros de la asociaci6n de abogados de Florida y
3. Dosmniembros que'no seran abogados.
d. La pertenencia a los panels podra ser rotativa segn to establezcan las normas de la
comisi6n; no obstante, ningn miembro podrA votar en calidad de miembro de los panels investigator
y de audiencias en el mismo procedimiento.
e. La comision contratara personal independiente para cada panel.
I. Los miembros de la comision ocuparan el cargo duranle periods escalonados de seis asos.






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ipelriodo.- 1008. r '






o t'RINA La selein de mlooembros p oIarte de jueAes do e l trVibun ales de apelaclones de disto jueceso



di circuito y juecas de tribuneles de condado se realizard por el voto de no menos de la mayoria de
los miembros con vIto an lAs con erenclas de los tribunales respectivos. La selncciOn de miembros
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per pare de la junta de directors de la asociaciln de abogados de Florida se rellizard pr el voto de


Se de l mori de l .
.a =La comisle n ndrimb deres o a recuperar loes costs incurnas aen lac lines tigacn y en la in-



no menos ci Ia mayoral ci la junta. *'
Uw La comisli6n endr OI darecho a iecuperar los cosos incurdos en Ila invasigacino y en lsa in-



terposlcl6n de la accl6n judicial, ademAs del cost de cualquier sanci6n impuesta por la supreme core.
j.k Se conipensara a los miembros y a los mediadores el cost de los gastos de viaje o trans-
porte y los vliticos diaries segOn establece la ley general.

N. 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO I, SECCION 28
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeleta: PROHIBICI6N A LA FINANCIACI6N POBLICA DE ABORTOS; INTER-
PRETAC16N DEL DERECHO ALABORTO.-

Resumen de la papeleta: Esta enmienda propuesta establece que no podrAn destinarse condos publi-
cos a ningin aborto ni cobertura de beneficios de salud que cubra el aborto. Esta prohibici6n no es
aplicable a los gastos exigidos por ley federal, los casos en los que la mujer sufra un trastorno fisico,
una lesion (isica o una enfermedad fisica que la expusiera al peligro de muerte si no se realize un
aborto o en caso de violaci6n o incesto.
Esta enmienda propuesla establece que no podrb interpretarse que la Constituci6n Estatal otorga dere-
chos mAs amplios al aborto que los contemplados en la Constiluci6n de los Estados Unidos. Con re-
specto al aborto, esta enmienda propuesta anula las decisions de !a corte que establecen que el
derecho de privacidad otorgado por la Secci6n 23 del Articulo I de la Constituci6n Estatal tiene un al-
cance mas amplio que el de la Constituci6n de los Estados Unidos.

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ART(CULO I
DECLARACI6N DE DERECHOS
SECCION 28. Prohibicidn a la financiaci6n DOblica de abortos: interoretaci6n del derecho al
aborton-
(a) No podrAn destinarse Londos plblicos a ningan aborto ni cobertura de beneficios de salud
que cubra el aboro. Este inciso no es applicable a:
(1) Gastos exigidos oOr lev federal:
(2) Cases an los que la muler padezca un Irastomo fisico una lesi6n fisica o una enfermedad
fisica incluldas afecciones con riesgo de muerte arovocadas o derivadas del embarazo en si que ex-
ousieran a la muier al aelioro de muerte cartificado nor un medico de no realizarse un abort: o


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N.8
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO I, SECCION 3
(Leglslativa)

Titulo de la papeleta: LIBERTAD RELIGIOSA.--

Resumen deaIepgseiga: Propogap.na ieminda a l ConstituciO6nEsttalalque establece que no po
drAn.negarse beWeliio isgubem rnametltelafinanciai6ru.aras ofrmasldeasistenciaaningunaepersona
ni organizaci6n sp.kep base de ,.aukcntidad o creencias religiosas, .excepto.segOn o exija la Primer
Erimienda a la Gonslituci6n deios Estados Unidos, y elimina la prohibici6n al uso de los ingresos a
tesoro publico para la asistencia direct o indirect de cualquier iglesia, secta, denominaci6n religioso
o instituci6n confesional.

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DECLARAC16N DE DERECHOS
SECCION 3. Libertad religiosa.-Ninguna ley establecerA relig6in alguna ni prohibirA o san
cionare su libre practica. La libertad religiosa no justificart prActicas que se opongan a la moral, la pa
o la seguridad plblicas. Excento en la media an que lo exiia la Primera Enmienda ala Constitucid
de los Estados Unidos. ni el oobienio ni ninouno de sus reoresentantes oldrA neoga a ninguna enrsona
u organizaci6n los beneficios de ninogn promrama. financiaci6n u olra form de asistencia sobre I
base de la identidad o las creencias religiosas,. E-.: ;iA -ai...n ln s i- : :i: ;::::mnrn :




N0.9
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCION 6
ARTICULO XII, SECCI6N 32
(Leglslativa)

Tltulo de la papeleta: EXENCI6N AL IMPUESTO A BIENES DE FAMILIAR PARA C6NYUGEI
SUPERSTITES DE VETERANS DEL EJARCITO O PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIAS.--

Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para autorizar a la Legis
latura a otorgar la exenci6n del pago del impuesto seg6n valor sobre bienes de familiar por ley genera
en beneficio del c6nyuge superstile de todo veteran de guerra fallecido por causes relacionadas con
el servicio active o del c6nyuge supirsfite de un empleado de emergencies fallecido en cumplimiento
del deber. La enmienda autoriza a la Legislatura a eximir total o parcialmente la propiedad constituida
en bien de familiar de dicho c6nyuge sup6rstite de impuestos segun valor. La enmienda define come
personal de emergencies a los oficiales de policia, oiciales de instituciones correccionales, bombers
tccnicos medicos especializados en urgencies o paramedics. Esta enmlenda entrar en vigor el 1 de
enero de 2013.

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FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS

SECCION 6. Exenciones a bienes de familia.-
(a) Toda persona que posea un titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre un inmueble
que sea residencla permanent del propietario o de otro dependiente que est6 a cargo del propietaril
por motives legales o naturales quedara exenta de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, excepto de lat
tasaciones par beneficios especiales, en el caso de tasaciones de haste veinticinco mil d6lares as
como de todo gravamen dislinto a los correspondientes al distrito escolar, sobre toda'tasaci6n mayo
de cincuenta mil d6lares y de hasta setenta y cinco mil d6lares una vez establecido dicho derecho
segOn to indica la ley. La tllularidad sobre el inmueble podrI provenir de un titulo conforme al sistema
legal o de derecho, ser total, conjunla, compartida (como en el caso de un condomlnio)'o ser indireta
a trav6s de la posesi6n de acciones o una menibresia que represent la partlclpaci6n del propletaril
o del mlembro en una corporaci6n poseedora de un derecho pleno o un derecho de duraci6n flja que
super inicialmente los noventa y ocho afos. La exencl6n no sera aplicable sobre ningin registro d(
tasaciones hasta que un organism estatal designado por la ley general demuestre en primer luga
que dicho reglstro cumple con las disposiciones del articulo 4. Esta exenci6n queda revocada a part
de la entrada en vigencia de cualquier enmienda a este Articulo que establezca la tasaci6n de bienes
de familiar a un valor inferior al just valor.
(b) No se concederb mas de una exenci6n a ningn individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
a cualquier unidad residential en particular. Ninguna exenci6n excedera el valor del inmueble tasado
en relacion con su propietario o, en caso de titularidad a trav6s de acciones o la participaci6n come
miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporcion correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo
raci6n segln el valor determinado de la propiedad.
(c) Por lay general y sujeto a las condiciones aqui establecidas, la Legislatura podra ofrecer a
los arrendatarios que sean residences permanentes la exenci6n de todos los gravAmenes de impuestor
segnn valor. Tal liberaci6n de impuestos segun valor se efectuard en la form y por el monto establecido
por la ley general.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, permitir que los condados a municipios, en relaci6n cor
sus respectivos gravnmenes impositivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley general, otorguen uns
exenci6n adicional a los impuestos sobre los bienes de familiar que no super los cincuenta mil dOlares
a cualquier persona que posea un titulo conforme al sistema legal o de derecho sobre dicho inmueble
que sea la residencia principal del propietario, quien debe haber cumplido los sesenta y cinco anos
cuyos ingresos dom6sticos, segun define la ley general, no superen los veinte mil d6lares. La ley gen
eral debe facultar a los condados y municipios a otorgar esta exenci6n adicional, dentro de los limiter
impuestos en este inciso, por ordenanza adoptada seg6n establece la lay general y tambi6n debe pr
ever el ajuste peri6dico de la limilaci6n.por ingresos especificada en este inciso en funci6n de los cam
bios del cost de vida.
(e) Todo veteran de 65 aios de edad o mayor que present una discapacidad permanent tota
o parclal recibirA un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segan valor que de Io contrario adeudaria
por l llitularidad sobre la propiedad en la que reside si dicha discapacidad estuviera relacionada con
la participaci6n en combat, el veteran residiera en el estado al moment de ingresar en el servicio
military de los Estados Unidos y lo hubieran dado de baja con honors al dejar de pertenecer al ejtrcito
El descuento consistirA en un porcentaje equivalent al porcenlaje de la discapacidad permanent rela
cionada con el servicio que present el veteran segun lo determinado por el Departamento de Asuntor
de Veterans de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar para recibir el descuento otorgado por este inciso
el solicitante debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado, hasta el 1 de marzo, comprobanter
de residencia al moment de ingreso al servicio military, una carta official del Departamento de Asunlos
de Veterans de los Estados Unidos que indique el porcenlaje de la discapacidad relacionada con e
servicio y today evidencia que determine razonablemente que la discapacidad esta relacionada con Ia
participation en combat, asi como una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En caso de deses
timar la solicitud de descuento, el tasador de propiedades debert notificar por escrito al solicilante los
motives de la denegaci6n y el veteran podre volver a presenter una solicitud. La legislature podrt
per ley general, otorgar una exenci6n al requerimiento de presentation annual de una solicilud en los
anos subsiguientes. Este inciso entrari en vigencia el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de aplicaci6n in
mediata y no require de legislaci6n para su implementacion.
(f) Por lev general v sueto a las condiciones v limitaciones alli establecidas. la Leoislatura nodri
alorgar la exenci6n del paeo de impuestos segin valor sobre el monto total o una a arte del imouestt
seoan valor aue de Io contrario se.adaudaria sobre las oropiedades constiluidas en bien de familiar a:
(11 El c6nvuge sup rstile de un veteran fallecido nor motives relacionados con l servicio milila
durante el servicio active como miembro de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Eslados Unidos.
(21 El convune suporstite de un integrante de un enuino de emergencies fallecido en cumolim
into del dater
131 Tal come se utilize en este incisa v come Io define la lev general el lArmino:
a. "Inlerante de un eauio de emeroencia" sionilica oficiales iia oiies de instituciones
correccionales. bombernos tlcnion mArlidns a naeializados en uronenina a naramAdirenc


uB ur-lB I-UUnlU ., unuur el OuestoI OcuDao n en n enuiu uo emergencias
ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECC(1N 32. Exencion del impuesto segan valor Dara cbnyuges superstites de veleranos fal-
lecidos nor causas relacionadas con el servicio military e intearantes de equios de emeroencias falle-
cidos en cumolimiento del deahr.--Esta secclyn v la enmienda a la Seccin 6 del Articulo VII. oue


permiten a Ia leaislatuira olroar 'la exenci6n del pago de imnuesos seg6n valor a Jos c6nyuaes


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NW.10
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCION 3
ARTICULO XII. SECCI6N 32
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeleta: EXENCION AL PAGO DE IMPUESTOS A LOS BIENES PERSONALES TAN-
GIBLES.- "

Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para:
(1) Otorgar una exenci6n al pago de impuestds segAn valor gravados por condados, municipios,
distrilos escolares y otros gobiemos locales sobre los bienes personages langibles si el valor de tasacion
de los bienes personales tangibles pertenecientes a una persona super los $25,000 pero as Inferior
a los S50,000. Si los votantes la aprueban, esta nueva exencion entrart en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013
y sera applicable al registry impositivo 2013 y subsiguientes.
(2) Autorizar a los condados o municipios a otorgar exenciones al pago de impuestos sobre los
bienes personates tangibles por ordenanza en relaci6n con sus respectivos gravamenes y segin os-
tablece la ley general. Esta enmienda es adicional a otras exerciones al pago de impuestos a los bi-
enes personales tangibles a nivel de estado establecidas per la Constituci6n y esta enmienda.


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SECCI6N 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) Se eximira impositivamente todo inmueble de propiedad de un municipio utilizado exclusiva-
mente por 6ste con fines municipales o p6blicos. La ley general podrd exigir a todo muniipio que posee
inmuebles fuera de su territorio que efectie pagos a la unidad impositiva en la que se sit6a el inmueble.
Las parties de dicho inmueble utilizadas predominantemerite con fines educativos, literarios, centificos,
religiosos o benelicos podrAn quedar exceptuadas de impuestos por ley general.
(b) Se exceptuaran de impuestos, en frma acumulativa, los bienes familiares y efectos person-
ales al valor fijado por lay general, que no sea interior a mil d61ares, pertenecientes a lodo jefe de
lamilia que reside en el estado asi como los pertenecientes a todo viudo/viuda o persona no vidente o
con una discapacdad total y permanent at valor fijado por lay general que no sea inferior a los quinien-
tos d61ares.
(c) A los fines del gravamen de los impuestos respectivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de este
inciso y la ley general, cualquier condado o municipio podra ofrecer exenciones a los impuestos segun
valor por motives de desarrollo comunitario y economic a nuevas empresas y ampliaciones de em-
presas existentes, segOn lo define la lay general. Tal exenci6n podrA otorgarse exclusivamente medi-
ante ordenanza del condado o municpio y solamente una vez que los electores del condado o municipio
cuya votaci6n decide tal cuesti6n por referendum autoricen al condado o municipio a adoptar tales or-
denanzas. SerAn aplicables exenciones otorgadas de tal manera a los inmuebles construidos por o
destinados al uso por part de una nueva compania y a las mejoras a inmuebles en relaci6n con la ex-
pansi6n de una empresa existence. Asimismo, tales exenciones serAn aplicables a la propiedad per-
sonal de tales nuevas empresas y a los bienes personales tangibles relacionados con la expansion de
una empresa existent. Los months o limits al monto de tal exenci6n se espedficardn en la lay general.
El period durante el'que podra otorgarse dicha exenci6n a una nueva empresa o a una empresa ex-
istente serA determinado por la ley general. La facultad de otorgar tales exenciones caducara a los
diez ahos de la fecha de Aprobaci6n por part de los electores del condado o municipio y podrA reno-
varse por referendum,segun lo establezcaa l ley general.
(d) A los fines del gravamen de Ips impuestos respectivos y de conformidad con las disposiciones
de este inciso y la ley general, cualquier condado o mtnicipio podra ofrecer exenciones a los impuestos
segOn valor por motives de conservaci6n hislorica a los propietarios de inmuebles histOricos. Tal exen-
ci6n podra concederse exclusivamente por ordenanza del condado o municipio. Los months o limits
al monto de tal exenci6n y los requisites pare que un inmueble sea eligible deberAn especificarse en
la Jey general. El period duranle el que podrA otorgarse dicha exenci6n al propietario de un inmueble
se determinara por ley general.
(e) (1) Por ley general y sujetb alas condiciones que alli se establecen, se exceptuaran de los
impuestos seg6n valor los bienes tanibls ersonales tasados en veinticinco mil d6lares eujeoiteeim.
pwotoa- m 'o.in ens pe'n lo"'.--':l..'-.- Los bienes personales tangibles tambiin ouedan exenloC
de los imoupslos seoGn valor si su valor de tasaci6n excede los veinticinco mil d6lares pero es inferior
a los cincuenta mil d6lares .
(2) Los condados o municiopos odrAn. a los fines de sus oropios gravAmenes imnositivos. otor-
aar exenciones adicionales al opao de impuestos sobre bienes oersonales tangibles nor ordenanza.
suieto a este inciso y seogrn establece la ley general.
(f) Se otorgaran exenciones al impuesto seg6n valor a la propiedad residential destinada a fines
de preservaci6n a perpetuidad, incluida la propiedad residential gravada con pagos de servidumbre
por conservaci6n a perpetuidad u otras medidas de protecci6n con fines de preservaci6n a perpetuidad,
segCn lo defina la ley general.
(g) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones que alli se especifican, todos los beneficiaries de
una exenci6n a bienes de familiar segun la secci6n 6 de esle articulo qua fueran integrantes del ejdrcito
o de las reserves del ejdrcito de Ibs Estados Unidos, de la Guardia-Costera de los Estados Unidos o
sus reserves y que hayan sido convocados a cumplir servicio active durante el aio calendario anterior
fuera de la region continental de los Estados Unidos, Alaska o HawAi en apoyo de operaciones militares
seg6n lo designe.la legislature recibirAn unaexenci6n equivalent a un porcentaje del valor imponible
de su propiedad constiluida en bien.de familiar. El porcentaje applicable se calculara de acuerdo con la
canlidad de dias durante los que dicha persona haya prestado servicio active durante el ano calendario
anterior fuera de la region continental de los Estados Unidos, Alaska o Hawai en apoyo de operaciones
militaries seg6n Io design la Legislatura. Dicha cifra se dividira por la cantidad de dias de dicho afio.
ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECCION 32. Bienes personales tangibles: exenci6n al agao de imouestos senun valor.-La
enmienda a la Secci6n 3 del Articulo VII. que establece la exencimn sobre los bienes oersonales tan-
gibles si el valor de tasaci6n de dichos bienes excede los veinticinco mil d6lares nero es inferior a los
cincuenta mil d6lares. entrara en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013 v es aolicable a las tasaciones realizadas
en el aro fiscal ue comienza el 1 de enero de 2013 o osteriormente.

N0.11
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCI6N 6
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeleta: EXENCI6N ADICIONAL A BIENES DE FAMILIAR; CIUDADANOS MAYORES
DE BAJOS INGRESOS QUE HABITEN UNA PROPIEDAD A LARGO PLAZO; EQUIVALENT AL
VALOR DE TASACION. -


Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constitlucin Estatal para autorizar a la Legis-
latura, por ley general y sujeto alas condiclones establecidas en la ley general, que permit a condados
y municipios otorgar una exenci6n adicional al pago del impuesto sobre bienes de familia equivalent
al valor de tasacion de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar si dicha propiedad poses un just
valor inferior a los $250,000 pars los propietarios que han tenido una propiedad de esta naturaleza
como residencia permanent durante un period no manor de 25 alos, que han cumplido los 65 aios
y con bajos ingresos dom6sticos de acuerdo con la definici6n de la ley general.

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a FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
il SECCION 6. Exenciones a bienes deMill ' a (a) Toda persona que posea un titulo cornforme at sistema legal o de derecho sobre un inmueble
que sea residencia permanent del propietario o de otro dependiente que est6 a cargo del propietario
por motives legales o naturales quedari exenta de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, except de las
tasaciones por beneficios especiales, en caso de tasactones de hasta veinticinco mil dl6ares, asi como
de todo gravamen distinto a los correspondientes al distrito escolar, sobre toda valuaci6n mayor de
cincuenta mil d6lares y haste los setenta y cinco mil d6lares una vez estabecido dicho derecho segan
- .o indica la ley. La titularidad sobre el inmueble podra provenir de un titulo conform al sistema legal o
z de derecho, ser total, conjunta, compartida (como en el caso de un condominio) o ser indirect a Irav6s
3 de la posesi6n de acciones o una membresia que represent la participacin del propietario o del miem-
a bro en una corporaci6n poseedora de un derecho pleno o un derecho de duraci6n fija que super ini-
a cialmente los noventa y ocho aios. La exenci6n no serA applicable sobre ningin registry de tasaciones
4 hasta que un organism estatal designado por la toy general demuestre en primer lugar que dicho reg-
- istro cumple con las disposiciones del articulo 4. Esta exenci6n queda rechazada a partir de la entrada
- en vigencia de cualquier enmienda a est Articulo qua establezca la tasacin de bienes de familiar a un
valor inferior al just valor.
(b) No se concederi mns de una exenci6n a ning6n individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
a cualquier unidad resideicial en particular. Ninguna exenci6n excederd el valor del inmueble lasado
en relaci6n con su propietario o, en caso de titularidad a trav6s de acciones o la participation como
miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporci6n correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo-
raci6n segun el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones aqul establecidas, la Legislatura podra ofrecer a
los arrendalarios que sean residents permanentes la exencion de todos los gravAmenes de impuestos
S segin valor. Tal liberaci6n de impuestos segun valor se efectuari en la forma ypor el monto estable-
cido por la ley general.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, autorizar a condados o municipios, a otorgar e
- cualouiera de las siguiente's o ambas exenciones adicionales al pago del impuesto sobre bienes de fa-
al milia en relacion con sus respectivos gravnmenes impositivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley
n general:
o LI. Una exenci6n que no super los cincuenta mil dl6ares a cualquier persona que pose un ti-
a tulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre un inmueble yque haya constituido en l1 su resi-
o dencia permanent, que haya cumplido los sesenta y cinco anos y cuyos ingresos domesticos, de
acuerdo on la definici6n de la ley general, no superen los veinte mil d6lamesl-.
e (21 Una ea un tiiuo'conforme al sistema legal o de derechb solire un inmueble cuyo i osto valor sea menor de do-
scientos cincuenta mil d6lares y que hava tenido su residencia nermanente allW durante no menos de
veinlicinco arios. aue haya cumplido los sesenta > cinco afies v cuvos inrresos dombsticos no superen
la limitacion de inareos establecida ean la dusdila (1)

La ley general debe facultar a los condados y municipios a Otorgarestas ete exenciones adicionales
:eRs.i... d'i.i.-l, dentroade los limits impuestos en este inciso, por ordenanza adoptada seg6n es-
i tablece la ley general y tambidn debe prever el ajuste periodico de la limitaci6n por ingresos especifi-
o cada en este inciso en tuinci6n de los cambios del cost de vida.
S I(e) Todo veteran de 65 aros de edad o mayor que present una discapacidad permanent total
oI parcial recibirt un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segun Valor que de to contrarid adeudaria
r por la titularidad de la propiedad en la que reside si dicht iiscapacidad es I relacionada con la partic-
o ipacion en coiibate, el veteran residia en A1 eAtlado almnmehto de ingresar en el servicio military de'
S los Estados Unidos y recibi6 la baja con honors al dejar de pertenecer al ej6rcito. El descuento con-
a sistiri an un p6rcentaje equivalent al porcentaje de la discapacidad permanent relacionada con el
S servioloque present el veteran seggn to determinado por eliDepartamento de Asuntos de Veteranos
Sde los Estados Unidos. Para calificar para recibir el descuento otorgado por este inciso, el solicitante
S debe enviar al tasador depropiedades del coridado, hasta el 1 de marzo, comprobantes de residencia
ral memento de ingreso al servicio military, una carta official del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos
Sde los Estados Unidos'que indlque'il porcentaje de la discapacldad relaclonada con el servicio y today
s evidencia que determine razonablemente que la discapacidad esta relacionada con la participaci6n en
combat, asi como una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En caso de desestimar la solicitud
" de descuento, el tasador de propiedades deber8 notificar por escrito al solicitante los motivos de la
S denegacion y el veteran podri volver a preneritar una solicitud. La legislature podra, por ley general,
" ot0rgar una exenci6n al requerimiento de presentaci6n annual de una solicitud en los aios subsiguientes.
- Este inciso enlrard en vigencia el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de aplicaci6n inmediata y no require de
legislaci6n para su Implementaci6n.

Ns W.12
o ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO IX, SECCI6N 7
n (Leglslativa)

, Titulo de la papeleta: DESIGNACI6N DEL PRESIDENT DE LA JUNTA ESTUDIANTIL ANTE LA
e JUNTA RECTORA DEL SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTATAL. -

- Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para sustituir al president
s de la AsociaciSn de Estudiantes de Florida por el director del consejo de presidents de las juntas es-
- ludiantiles de las universidades estatales en calidad de representante estudiantil de la Junta Rectora
- del Sistema Universitario Estatal y para exigir a la Junta Rectora que organic el mencionado consejo
de presidents de juntas estudiantiles de universidades estatales.


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ARTICULO IX
SnDUCACI~N


SECCION 7. Sistema Universitario Estatal.-
(a) OBJETIVOS. Para lograr la excelencia mediante la formacion de los estudiantes, el progress
en la investigation y la oferta de servicios publicos en beneficio de los ciudadanos de Florida, sus co-
munidades y economies, por este medio el pueblo establece un sistema de administraci6n del sistema
universitario eslatal de Florida.
(b) SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTATAL. ExistirA un s nico sistema universitario estatal inte-
grado por todas las universidades ptblicas. Cada universidad pOblica sera administrada por una junta
de liduciarios y el sistema universitario estatal sera administrado por un consejo de directors.
(C) CONSEJOS DIRECTIVOS LOCALES. Cada una de las universidades locales comprendidas
sera administrada por un consejo directive compuesto por trece miembros dedicados a lograr los ob-
jetivos del sisten6a universitario eslalal. La junta rectora estableceri las facultades y obligaciones de
los consejos directives. Cada C0nsejo directive estara integrado por seis ciudadanos designados por
el gobemador y cinco ciudadanos designados por la junta rectora. Los miembros designadoS serAn
confirmados por el senado y ocuparan'el cargo en periods escalonados de cinco alos segn establece
la lay. Tambi6n serAn miembros el president del claustro o equivalent y el president de la junta es-
tudiantil de la universidad.
(d) JUNTA RECTORA A NIVEL DE ESTADO. La junta rector sera un 6rgano colectivo com-
puesto por diecisiete miembros. La junta dirigirA, reglarientarb, controlare y serA tolalmente respons-
able por la gesti6n del sistema universitario complete. Estas responsabilidades inoluiran, de manera
no excluyente, la definici6n de la misi6n distintiva de cada universidad participant y su articulaci6n
con las escuelas y las instiluciones comunilarias terciarias p6blicas y gratuitas, garantizando la coor-
dinaci6n y el funcionamiento bien planificados del sistema y evitando la duplicad6n de instalaciones o
programs que generen derroches. La gesti6n de la junta estara sujeta alas facultades de la legislature
de asignar los gastps de oredos, y la junla'reridiri cuentas de tales gastos seggn establece la ley. El
goberhador designara catorce dudadanos quA integrartri la junta y se dedicaran a lograr los objetivos
del sistema universitarlo estatal. Los'milembros deslgnados serAn confitmados pr el senado y ocuparAn
el cargo en periods escalonados de slete ailos segin establece la ley. El comisionado de educaci6n,
el president del consejo asesor de claustros o equivalent y el nresidente del conseio de orsidentes
de luntas estudiantiles. cohseai que sera organizadn por a iunta rectora y estara compuesto por todos
los nresidbntes de iuntas estudiantiles del sistema universitario estate lal im-'I' -a idi'An .
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Jane Klein of Zolfo Springs

Loves Making Jams, Jellies


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Jane Klein of Zolfo Springs
has been making jellies and
jarps for 30 years. A specialty is
gauva.
She and her husband John
live at 1036 Moffitt Road.
"You used to find guavas
everywhere. Now they are hard
to find after the freezes and
clearing roadsides and ditches.
"Guavas you either love
them or hate them."
Some guava bushes are
beginning to make a comeback.
After a freeze they grow up
from the roots and produce fruit
on second-year growth. "You
need to spray guavas regularly
after they reach marble size" to
prevent bugs and worms from
ruining them.
She prepares hundreds of jars
of guava jelly and jam, often
called guava butter, annually in
her kitchen, about three pints
and three half-pints at a time.
Klein also makes guava cob-
blers and a'layered treat called
Guava Delight, made with cres-
cent rolls, guava jam, cream
cheese, eggs and sugar.
She worked 32 years in office
at Zolfo Springs Elementary
School and 18 years asa nurse's
aide at the Palmetto Medical
Clinic and Hospital for Dr.
I:rnest Palmer and Dr. Grant
("armichael.
There are many types of
Iuavas, yellow or.green on the
outside, with inside colors of
.lhite, salmon, red, pink and
cllow. Some have thick shells
id others'thin. There are also
ic small catley guavas, which
nII he yellow or white on the


COURTESY PHOTO
Jane Klein stands by her stove and holds a pint of guava


jelly.

inside and red or green on the
outside.
"The sour guavas are better
for jelly. The sweet ones are
better for eating. I like to mix
them."
She sells a'pint jar for $6 and
a half-pint for $4. Jars and rings
can be reused. The lids can only
be used once. The jelly has
guava, sugar and pectin.
She uses a tomato press made
in Italy to separate the seed and
peeling from the pulp.
Cheesecloth is them used to
strain liquid from the pulp. The
liquid is used for jelly and the
pulp for jam. She freezes liquid
and pulp for year-round cook-
ing.
Klein also makes jams and
jellies using habernaro peppers,
blackberries, elderberries, mul-
berries, peaches, blueberries,


strawberries/ pineapples, and
guavas/strawberries. She also
makes pickled okra and bread
and butter pickles.
Her husband often helps. He
retired in July after a long
career at Ullrich's Machine
Shop following a shorter stint at
Peace River Ford Tractor
Company.
She sells her jams and jellies
to individuals and at some fairs
Sand festivals.
Jane Klein is a member of the
1962 Hardee High School Class
and attended some classes at
South Florida Community
College.
Jane and John Klein are
proud of their 53-year marriage,
their sons Bruce and his wife
Donna and Michael and his
wife Malena, and their four
grandchildren.


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Bowling Green Faith Assembly of God Observes Friends & Family Day Aug. 11


COURTESY PHOTOS
New Pastor Billy Newell and his wife, Sandra Flowers
Newell who was his high school sweetheart. Newell grad-
uated from Hardee High School in 1973. He has done
Christian missionary work in seven foreign countries-Ar-
gentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Guatemala, Germany (to U.S.
Armed Forces), Holland and Bolivia.


A free barbecue chicken dinner was served during Friends Bowling Green Mayor Perry Knight gave an official wel-
& Family Day. Rev. Newell is founder and director of Proj- come, the guests included Sheriff Arnold Lanier and
ect Mercy Inc., an international relief ministry that provides County Commissioner Minor Bryant. Rev. Newell became
medical and educational supplies and bulk food to third pastor in April 2012. David. Cauly of Lakeland cooked the
world countries. His is a professional musician and has chicken. Bruce Conner of Children's Outreach in Winter
conducted seminars and clinics for various denominations Haven donated over 90 percent of the food.
and associations throughout the U.S.


The church is located on Hwy. 17 north in Bowling Green Gospel singing was provided by David Spencer, the
and has services Sundays at 10:40 and 6:30 and Wednes- Gospel Jubilee and the Vander Veen Family. The Newells
days at 7 p.m. The church was founded by Rev. Jimmy have four children and five grandchildren and came to
Miller who served as pastor there for 35 years. Rev. Miller's Bowling Green recently after six years in Anniston, Ala.,
wife Judy of over 55 years still serves in the church's where he completed his seminary studies and continued
music ministry. About 300 people attended the family day, missionary efforts. Newell has a master's degree in lead-
and over 40 of the congregation's 60 members helped in ership specializing in strategic planning, team ministry
the event. Rev. Miller passed away in December 2011. and counseling. He has 36 years in ministry.


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Schedule of Weekly Services-


ed asa.Pblic Setvice BOW ING GR~EEN
i..t *.* d 'ia OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
Advoca, J PRAISE CENTER
chu, Florida E. Broward St.
S Sunday School ...................10:00
ine: Thursday. 5p.m... Sunday Service .................6:00 p
Wednesday Service................7:30 p
BOWLING GREEN PRIMERA MISSION BAUTIST
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE Murray Road off Hwy. 17
UNITED PENTECOSTAL 375-2295
CHURCH Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a
310 Orange St. Servicio de Adracion.: ........11:00 a
375-3100 Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p
Sunday Morning ..................0:00 a.m. Miercoles Service .',............ 6:30 p
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH
Thursday Service ................7:30 p.m. 3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service ..................10:30 a
CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN'A.M.E. CHURCH
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.m. 513 W. Orange St.
Sun. Eve. Worship 375-2911
1st & 3rd ..............4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Sunday Church School .........9:30 a
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...11:00 a
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p
CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
Hwy. 17 South 128 E. Main St.
Morning Worship ...............10:30 a.m. Sunday School ....................10:00 a
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m. Morning Worship ...............11:00
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p
CHURCH OF GOD Thursday Night Services,
121 West Broward St.- 375-221 Evening Worship ............7:00
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m. Kidz Club.............................7:00 p
SMorning Worship ...............11:00 a.m. ONA
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m. -
Wednesday ..........................7:30 p.m. IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
CHURCH OF GOD 149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH Servicio Domingos ................7:30 p
725 Palmetto St. Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica) ........
375-3304 .....................................7:30 p
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHUR
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m. 4868 Keystone Ave.* Limeston
Tues. Night Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m. Comm.
Evening Worship Sunday School ..................9:45
1st Sunday ......................5:00 p.m. Morning Worship .............11:00
Evening Worship ..................6:00
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN Wednesday Prayer .................7:00
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday AM Worship;...........10:30 a.m. 202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...................10:00
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m. Morning Worship .................11:00
Disciples Training...............6:00
FAITH.ASSEMBLY OF GOD Evening Worship ;.................6:00
4937 Hwy. 17 N.- 375-4206: Wednesday Prayer ..... ......;...6:00
Sunday School ......................945 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m: 131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Evening Worship .................6:30 p.m. Sunday School ..................10:00
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m. Morning Worship ............11:00
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH!
Bowling Green UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
S. HWy, 17. 375-2253 5 076 Lily Church Rd. 494-562
SUNDAY:' ; 'Sunda) School ....10"00
Bible Study ...........................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ..............11:00 a
Morning Worship ...:..........10:45 a.m. Evening Worship .................6:00
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m. Wednesday
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30
WEDNESDAY: Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00
Discipleship Training ,
Youth & Adult .................6:30 p.m. WAUCHULA
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade)....6:30 p.m. AUL

FIRST UNITED APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
METHODIST CHURCH Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340 Sunday School ....................10:00 a
Sunday School. ....................9:45 a.m. English Service ................:.11:30 a
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m. General Worship Service ......1:30 p
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Tuesday Prayer ........;............7:00 p
Wed. Bible Study ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service...............7:00 [
FORT GREEN BAPTIST CELEBRATION CHURCH
CHURCH 322 Hanchey Rd.
Baptist Church Road 773-9013 863-781-1624
Sunday School .....................,9:45 a.m. hardee.celebration.org
Morning Worship ..............1:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service ....I 1:00 a
Sunday Evening ...................6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service........6:00 1
Wednesday Supper .:..........6:00 p:m. Wednesday Youth Service ....5:360p
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m. Childcare provided at all services

HOLY CHILD CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION 773-0427
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m. Celebration Service....:.......10:30 a
Wednesday Evehing Cell Groups
IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO Adult Cell Group .;:...............7:00 p
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191 Youth Cell Group ............7.....7:00 p
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m. Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m. Call for locations
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m. CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 6885 State Road 64 East 1773-34
210 E. Broward St. 375-468i Sunday School .....................9:45 a
Sunday School .............:........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ....... .......'.11:00 a
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship .................6:00 p
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship .............6:30 p
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m CHURCH OF CHRIS
CHURCH OF CHRIST
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE 201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange S
BAPTIST CHURCH 773-9678
607 Palmetto St. Bible Study ......................9:30 a
Church School .....................9:30 a.m. Worship Service ..................10:45 a
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday ............................7:00 p
Evening Service .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST'
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m. Will Duke Road
773-2249
MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409 Sunday Bible Class ..............11:30 a
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p
Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p
Disciples Training.... ....5:00 p.m. Men's Leadership & Training Cla.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m. 2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.
4 CHURCH OFGOD'
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH Martin Luther King Blvd.
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd. 767.0199
781-5887
Sunday Worship ............... 11:00 a.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m. OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m. 630' Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m. Sacrament Meeting .............9:00 a.
Sunday School .............. ..10:00 a,
Priesthood ............................1:00 a.


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.m. 615 Rainey Blvd.
p.m. 257-3950
p.m. Sunday Bible Study ............10:00
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00
A Sunday Evening Service........7:00
Wednesday Service................7:00

am. DIOS ES AMOR
a.m. 807 S. 8th Ave.
p.m. 773-4576 .
).m. Domingos Escuela
Dominica ..........................10:0(
Servicio............................ 11:00
Lunes Oracion ................:....6;00
a.m. Miercoles Servicio ..............7:00
p.m., ,
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IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
Martes Oracion .....................7:00
a.m Jueves Servicio......................7:3C
.m. Viernes Servicio ................7:30
.m. Domingo Servicio...............10:30

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
a.m. 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773.
,m. Sunday School .................10:00
p.m. Morning Service ...............11:30
Evening Service...................7:30
m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:3C
P,m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00
Sunday Worship ................11:0(
n.m. Sunday Worship .................6:0(
Wednesday Supper ...............6:15
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50
CH Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00
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FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
a.m. OF GOD
a.m. 701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
p.m. Sunday School ...................9:3(
p.m. Sunday Worship .................10:2(
Children's Chuch ...................10:4(
;H Evening Service .................6:00
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00
a.m.
a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
p.m. 1570 W. Main St. 773-418
p.m. SNDAY:
p.m. Bible Study for all ages ........9:45
Morning Worship ................11:0(
Evening Worship .................6:00

a.m. WEDNESDAY:
a.m. Sri Adult Bible Study ..........10:0(
p.m. Children's Chiors
PK-Grade 4) .................... 5:30
PRAISE 57-Jr High Chior .. 5:30
22 Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:0(
a m. Kids On Missions
a.m. (PK-Grade 4) ................... 6:00
p.m. Club 56 .............................. 6:00
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00
p.m. Family Life Ministry
.m. & Discipleship ................. 6:00
Church Orchestra................. 6:00
Adult Choir .................... 7:00

S FIRST CHRISTIAN CHUR(
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9:
Rd. SUNDAY:
a.m. Generations Caf .Opens........9:30
a.m. Kids World Check-In for
Pm. Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15
.m. Pre-K Blast ......................10:4
p.m. Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......................... 10:45
Worship Service ..................10:45
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ..................6:15
i.m., Classes for children ages
p.m. PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00
p.m.

FIRST CHURCH OF
P THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
i.m. Sunday School ..................10:00
Morning Service ............11:0
i.m. Evening Worship .................6:00
).m. Wednesday Prayer .................7:00
)m. FIRST MISSIONARY.
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Av
773-6556,
4 Sunday School .....................9:30
S Morning Service ..................11:00
m .Evening Worship ..................6:00
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ -
).m. Bible Study .......................6:00
.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study '.....7:00

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-42(
a.m. Sunday School ................9:45
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00
.m. Casual Sunday Worship..........6:01
Tuesday Bible Study ............10:00
Wednesday Activities ............6:00

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMB
.m. OF GOD CHURCH
.m. 1397 South Florida Avenue
.m. 773-9386.
.m. Sunday School ...................9:00
s- Morning Worship ..............:.10:00
.m. Wed. Family 'Night .............7:00
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Cl

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30


im. THE GOSPEL TABERNACI
m. 810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-
S Morning Service ..................10:00
Wednesday Service...............7:00

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-650(
Coffee & Donuts................9:00
Sunday School ......................9:30
W orship.............................. 10:30
Wed, Night Dinner ................6:00
Wed, Bodybtlilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ...............7:00


WAUCHULA
HIGHER GROUND.
ILLS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
3 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study .......6:30 p.m.
3 a.m.
p.m. IGLESIA HISPANA
Sp.m. FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9' Ave.
M artes .......... ................ 7: 30 p.m.
Jueves ...................................7:30 p.m .
Domingo.......................:....10:30 p.m.

Sa.m. IGLESIA HISPANA
) a.m. PRESENCIA de Dios
Sp.m. 511 W. Palmetto St.
I p.m. Domingos .........:....................6:00 p.m.
M iercoles...............................7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Sp.m. Old Bradenton Road
Sp.m. 767-1010
p.m.
Sa.m. IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School .............10: 00 a.m.
3470 Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
Sa.m. Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer.
Sa.m Night) ..............................7:30 p.m .
p.m. Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.
) p.m.
) p.m. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
S-ENGLISH'
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service......................2:00 p.m.

a.m. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
0 a.m.. SPANISH
p.m. Sunday Service ....................10:00 a.m.
ip.m. LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Sp.m. MINISTRIES
I p.m. Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
H Friday Evening ......................6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
)a.m. 773-6622
Sa.m. Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Sa.m. Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
) p.m: Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
) p.m. Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
H Cambriadores de Mundo
2 704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service..... ........7:30 p.m.
a.m. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
0 a.m. 1999 State Road 64 East
Sp.m. Sunday School ....................:9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ....t11:00 a.m.
.m Evening Worship Service......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
Sp.m. (All Ages) ......................... 7:00 pm.
0p.m. ,
Sp.m. NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
p.m. : 773-2929
Sp.m. Sunday Service............... 10:00 a.m.
Sp.m. Sunday Evening Service.......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
)p.m. Children Ministries.for all services
Sp.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
) p.m. 10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
CH' Mom. Worship
243 (1st & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Sa.m. Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Sa.m. Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
5 a.m.. Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
5 a.m. 912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
5 a.m. Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Sp.m. Wednesday Supper .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
Sp.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.
Sa.m. PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
0 a.m. CHURCH
) p.m. 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
p.m: !1" & 3" Sun.
Communion ............:.......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun.
e. Divine Worship ........... ....10:00 a.m.
Bible Study'....... .................11:15 a.m .
a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service
a.m.
p.m. PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
_BAPTIST CHURCH
p.m. 149 Manley Road East Main
p.m. S773-5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
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a.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH
a.m. 3365 North US Hwy 17
0 p.m Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
a.m. Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
p.m.
p RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS'

LY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m.
a.m. Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
a.m. Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
p.m. Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
lurch Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
a.m. Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
p.m. Evening Service ..... ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.


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1158 ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
a.m. 204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
p.m. Sunday .................................. 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days ............................. .....

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
a.m. 408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
a.m. Saturday\Mass (English) .....5:00 p.m.
a.m. (Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
p.m. Sunday(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... .1:00 p.m.
p. Catecismo ....................... 9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening:Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
1ABERNACLE UOF
PRAISE &.JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ...........i......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 ....................10:00 a.m.
MorningWorship ................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 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...........1. 1:00 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.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH.
Gardner
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
M,.rning Worship . II 00 a m
EIening Wor'hip 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 ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 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 BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music .................... 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.

FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS-CHURCH
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS::

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENIER
3426 Oak St. -863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ..::................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
W orship ..............................11:00 a.m.
Evening................................ :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...............10:00 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 ...............7:30p.m.

SPRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical .............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
.... ...................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ......................... 11:00 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ... ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ..,.........7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda .....:......600 p.m.
Ser cio ............. 8 00 p.m.
'Sabaun. Ligj de Jo 'nes .. 5:00 p.m.


SEEDS
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A little boy stubbed his toes and
skinned his knees. They weren't
healing: Running to his mother, he
asked, "Why?"
"You're picking at.your sores,"
she answered. "Let's bandage
them,"
This applies to the sores of our
brothers. as well as the sores of
our bodies.
Let's do less picking, and more
praying; less criticizing, and more
complimenting; less griping, and
more giving; less whining, and
more witnessing: less loathing,
and more loving.
The Living Bible says, "f you love
someone you will be loyal to him
no matter what the cost. You will
always believe in him, always
expect the best of him, and always
staid your ground defending him." '


Take a moment, around Labor Day, to consider how our attitudes
about our jobs impact our life experience. Does it help keep our
daily lives interesting if we challenge ourselves? In rising to meet
challenges we grow in knowledge, in courage, in humility and
in self-respect. Additionally, others respect us and see us as an
encouraging example. At work and at worship, let us pray for the
courage to challenge ourselves to rise to new heights.


Weekly Scripture Reading


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August 30,2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...

75 YEARS AGO
Word has been received from
Sen. Charles O. Andrews in
Washington, D.C., that Presi-
dent Roosevelt has affixed his
signature on a .WPA project
calling for allotment of federal
funds of $2,736 to improve
County Line Road in Hardee
County. Work is to consist of
grading ditches, constructing,


repairing and painting bridge,
landscaping and incidental
work on a project sponsored by
the Board of Commissioners.

S.J. Belcher, of this city, on
last Friday morning exhibited a
large gourd which he picked
from a vine at his home. The
fruit was brought to this office
where it was measured and
found to be 42 inches in length,
which is a gourd of unusual
length.

After a clean, cleansing
shower on a bright summer


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

COUNTY
Aug. 26, residential burglaries on Sweetwater Road and on SR
66, burglary of a conveyance on Suwannee Street, a fight on Steve
Roberts Special and thefts on Heard Bridge Road and on Sandpiper
Drive were reported.

Aug. 25, Monte Tyrell Carlton, 18, of 1121 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther on a
charge of violation of probation.
Aug. 25, Samuel Douglas Skinner, 47, of 6875 George Marsh
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and
charged with battery.
Aug. 25, Waylon Coe Chester, 19, of 5008 Chester Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged
with violation of probation.

Aug. 24, Elbert Griffin, 52, and Susan Ailene Lemay, 47, both
of 212 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by the countywide
Drug Task Force (DTF) and each charged two counts sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a specified location, use of
a two-way communication device in a crime, and two counts pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. Lemay was also charged with harm
against a public servant. Griffin was also charged with an addi-
tional counts of sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a
specified location, an additional count, of possession of drug para-
phernalia and owning a vehicle/structure to sell drugs.
Aug. 24, Porfirio Sierra-Morales, 25, Of 250 Maxwell Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley and charged with
resisting an officer without violence.
Aug. 24, Gabriel Romero, 27, of 8831 Ten Mile Grade, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged
with battery.
Aug. 24, a fight on Cactus Avenue and a tag stolen on West
County Line Road were reported.'

,Aug. 23,a residential burglary on Kelly Roberts Road, bur-
glary of a conveyance on' Chamberlain Boulevard, a tag stolen on
Shanna Lane and a theft on Hickory Street were reported.

Aug. 22, Noe Macedo, 19, of 935 Acacia Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. John McLeod and charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 22, criminal mischief on SR 62 and a theft on East Main
Street were reported.

Aug. 21, Shameka Snell, 26, of 309 South Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF on an out-of-county warrant.
Aug. 21, a residential burglary on Boyd Cowart Road was
reported.

Aug. 20, Jose Jimenez, 49, of 614 Clifton St., Immokalee, was
arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with larceny theft.
Aug. 20, burglary of conveyance on Mowatt Street was report-
ed.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 26, Ubaldo Flores-Martinez, 36, of 155 Erler Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with
DUI and expired license.
Aug. 26, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Aug. 25, a residential burglary on Georgia Street and burglary
of a conveyance on Rust Avenue was reported.

Aug. 24, Joseph Harland Rimes, 34, of 314 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by
Sgt. John Eason and charged with possession of methamphetamine
and violation of probation.
Aug. 24, Priscilla Torres, 31, of 202 E. Coconut Lane,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin on an out-
of-county warrant.
Aug. 24, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South and thefts on K.
D. Revell Road and on Georgia Street were reported.

Aug. 23, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South and a
theft on U .S. 17 North were reported.

Aug. 21, Wilder Ramirez,43, of 749 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Gabe Garza and,charged with violation of the
city/county ordinance, open container law.
Aug. 21, a residential burglary on East Townsend Street was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 23, Jason Robert Gardner, 34, of 711 Skynob Court, Ann
Arbor, Mich., was arrested by Ofc. Dan Franklin and charged with
battery.

Aug. 22, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Aug. 20, a theft on Avon Street was reported.



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county so well.

10 YEARS AGO
Just A Few Feet (a front-page
photo): A huge crane literally
picked up this house on South
Third Avenue in Wauchula and
repositioned it on the same lot.
Owners Fidel and Guillermina
Apolinas were approved for a
special exception to have two
homes on the lot there, but had
to move the existing one in
order.to build the other and still


meet all setback requirements.
It took several days to block up
the house and bring in the crane
to carefully move it "just a few
feet."

Hardee High School football
games will not be aired on local
radio this fall, for the first time
in many, many years.

The David E. Twiggs Camp
1462 of the Sons of Confeder-
ate Veterans and the Peace


morning as the sun peeps
through the clouds there is no
sound more beautiful and
cheering than the song of the
Baltimore oriole. He fairly radi-
ates optimism, and the listener
and beholder is compelled
under the spell of the song to be
happy and thankful for the time
being at least.

Canary yellow figures on a
blue-black background will be
the motif of the Florida automo-
bile license tags for 1938, tag
department officials an-
nounced.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee County Junior High
School will take another step
forward in special education
this fall with the addition of two
new vocational classes, Super-
intendent Wilton Stephens
announced this week.

The Hardee County Jaycees
are "cooking up" a big deal for
catfish lovers:

Hardee County schools will
reopen for the 1962-63 term
next Tuesday morning after a
Labor.Day holiday for all stu-,
dents. A small increase in
enrollment is anticipated at two
elementary schools and I the
senior high school.

The educational building of,
the Bowling Green Methodist
Church was the meeting place
when a group of young people
presented a skit and program
showing how Americans may
share some of the problems of
the Spanish-speaking American
citizens Thursday afternoon.

25 YEARS AGO
Something new is under way
at Hardee Senior High School.
Monday night of this week, the
Hardee High Athletic Boosters
Club was organized in the
library of Hardee Junior High
School.

The Florida Department of
Corrections is committed to
building a minimum-security
prison in Hardee County if a
site can be located by Oct. 1,
according to Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce Presi-
dent Ted Hite.

The Lakeland law firm of
Smith, Cassidy, Platt & Harris,
P.A., has opened an *office in
Wauchula.'The firm specializes
in representing the interests of
persons who have been injured,
and is active throughout the
state. The firm includes two
lawyers who have practiced in
Wauchula in the past.

Mrs. Linda Freeman, the cur-
rent Mrs. Hardee County, has
really enjoyed her tenure as the
reigning Queen. She has been
called upon to appear at many
of 'the county's ever-growing
functions. She has willingly
done so and Hardee County is
justly proud of this fine young
lady who has represented our


River Chapter 2516 of the
United Daughters of the
Confederacy are hosting a bar-
becue and dance Aug. 31, 3-8
p.m., at Pioneer Park. The pub-
lic is invited to attend.

The fourth annual Benefit
Golf Tournament to help sup-
port Hardee native Frank
Zajicek and his mission work in
South America was held last
Saturday at Torrey Oaks Golf
Course.


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Why Play Sports?
by Andrew S. Judah, HSHS Athletic Director


Why play sports at Hardee
High School? There are an
insurmountable number of
reasons that Hardee High
School students should
participate in Wildcat Athletics.
Participation in athletics
provides countless rewards
for students throughout their
high school years and beyond.
First and foremost, athletic
participation equals academic
success. Most people believe that
due to the countless hours spent
after school at practices and
the time spent at games would
cause academic achievement
to suffer. That is incorrect!
The National Federation of
State High School Associations
(NFHS) stated that, "students
who participate in interscholastic
sports tend to have higher grade-
point averages, better attendance
records, lower dropout rates
and fewer discipline problems"
(NFHS, 2002). Physical
activity is proven to improve


learning capability, memory,
and concentration while also
promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Research has shown that girls
who participate in high school
sports are 41% more likely to
graduate from college. As proof
of this academic success, 14 of
our 17 varsity softball players
have earned a GPA of over 3.0.
The Women's Sports Foundation
reports on its website that
80% of female executives at
Fortune 500 companies say
that they participated in sports.
Teenagers in general deal with
self-esteem issues on a daily
basis. Participation in, .sports
is an integral part of building
students' self-esteem. Students
who belong to a team enjoy the
positive experience of knowing
that' they are part of something
bigger than themselves.'
Athletes also learn invaluable
lessons about communication
and conflict resolution while
building important relationships


with their peers. As students
move on to college and careers,
there are countless times that
these communication skills
will be extremely important.
Student athletes also become
lifetime leaders. When student-
athletes leave Hardee High
School, they have been given the
opportunity to step up as leaders
not only on their athletic teams,
but also within the classroom and
walls of Hardee High School.
Hardee High School Athletics
are already off to a great start
for the 2012-2013 seasons.
Hardee High School students
who are interested in joining
an interscholastic sport team
should contact Andrew Judah,
the Hardee High School Athletic
Director. To ensure that your
high school athlete is eligible
to participate, all paperwork
and updated physical must
be completed before the
student begins practices.


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This summer, 35 HHS athletes attended FCA Camp in Black Mountain,
North Carolina along with Head Football Coach, Buddy Martin and As-
sistant Coach, Ray Rivas. Pictured above, Tim Steedley demonstrates
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Samuels, Joann Garza, Amaris Garza, Ron Hall, Carol Ackerly and Diane Yeomans.


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The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meetings to which all interested
persons are invited:
Pursuant to Section 189.417(1),
Florida Statutes, SWFWMD Is
required to publish a listing of
Its regularly scheduled meet-
ings. The following list identi-
fies the public meetings sched-
uled for Fiscal Year 2013
(October 2012 September
2013). The list of meeting loca-
tions follows.
Governing Board 9:00 a.m.
October 30, 2012 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
November 27, 2012 (Lake Eva
Banquet Hall, Haines City)
DecemlBer 18, 2012 (Tampa
Service Office)
January 29, 2013 (Tampa Servic.
Office)
February 26, 2013 (Sarasota
Service Office)
March 26, 2013 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
April 30, 2013 (Tampa Service
Office)
May 21, 2013 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
June 25, 2013 (Tampa Service
Office)'
July 30, 201,3 (The Villages
Savannah Center, The Villages)
August 27, 2013 (Brooksvidle
Headquarters)
September 24, 2013 (Tampa
Service Office)
Governing Board Public Budget
Hearings -, 6:00 p.m., Tampa
Service Office'
September 10 & 24, 2013
Public Meeting for Pending
Permit Applications 9:00 a.m.,
Tampa Service Office,
2012 October 3, November 7,
December 5
2013 January 2, February 6,
March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5,
July 3, August 7, September 4
Environmental Resource Per-
mitting Advisory Group -10:00
a.m., and Water Use Permitting
Advisory Group 2:00 p.m.,
Tampa Service Office
2012 November 14
2013 March 27, July 24
Agricultural & Green Industry
Advisory Committee 9:00
a.m., Tampa Service Office
2012 December 6
2013 March .14, June 13,
September 12
Environmental Advisory Com-
mittee 1:30 p.m., Tampa
Service Office
2012- October 15
2013 January 14, April 15, July
15
Industrial & Public Supply
Advisory Committee 1:00
p.m., Tampa Service Office
2012 November 13
2013 February 12, May 14,
August 13 ;Semr' .-: (~
Well Drllfers .AdvIsory
Committee 1:30 p.m., Tampa
Service Office
2012- October 10
2013 January 9, April 10, July 10
Citrus County Task Force 2:00
p.m., Lecanto Government
Building
2012 October 8
2013,- January 14, March 11, May
13, July 8, September 9 (Location
to be Determined)
Hernando County Task Force -
3:30 p.m.
October 1, 2012 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
January 7, 2013 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
March 4, 2013 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
May 6, 2013 (Springs Coast
Environmental Center, Weeki
Wachee)
July 1, 2013 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
September 3, 2013 (Springs
Coast Environmental Center,
Weeki Wachee)
Citrus/Hernando Waterways
Restoration Council 9:00 a.m.
October 15, 2012 (Brooksville
Headquarters)
Meeting Locations
Brooksville Headquarters 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville 34604-
6899
Sarasota Service Office 6750
Fruitville ,Road, Sarasota 34240-
9711
Tampa Service Office 7601 US
Highway 301 North, Tampa
33637-6759
Lake Eva Banquet Hall 799
Johns Avenue, Haines City 33844
Lecanto Government Building -
3600 West Sovereign Path,
Lecanto 34461-7727
Springs Coast Environmental
Center 9170 Cortez Boulevard,
Weeki Wachee 34613
The Villages Savannah Center -
1545 Buena Vista Boulevard, The
Villages 32162
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
these meetings is asked to advise
the agency at least five (5) days
prior by contacting the SWFWMD
Human Resources Bureau Chief
at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
FI 34604-6899; 352-796-7211 or
1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1 800 231
6103; or email ADACoordin-
ator@swfwnld.state.fl.us.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at these meetings, he/she
will need to ensure that a verba-


tim record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
Agendas are available seven
days prior to the meeting from the
SWFWMD website: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; or contact
Luanne.Stout@watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211, x4605 (Ad Order
EXE0228). 8:30c
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Paul Brett Darrell Jackson,
34, Haines City, and Emmy
Elizabeth Watkins, 27, Bowling
Green.
'Juan Luis Avalos-Baltazas,
39, Fort Meade, and Maria V.
Garcia, 43, Fort Meade.
Miguel Sarabio Camacho,
24, Avon Park, and Darlene
Virginia Albritton, 26, Arcadia.
Willie Donnie Durant, 63,
Bartow, and Mary Moore
Taylor, 51, Bartow.
Austih Travis Cook, 22,
Wauchula, and Desiree Anne
Jolley, 21, Wauchula.
SJohn Allen Roberson, 33,
Wauchula, and Jennifer Nicole
Otero, 30, Wauchula.
Christopher Scott Wilkins',
23, Wauchula, and Jennifer
Rebecca Redden, .20,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in countycourt.
, Rocky Mountain Holdings
vs. Cynthia D. Hanchey and
Kevin M. Hanchey, voluntary
dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Jenna
K. Watson, voluntary dismissal.


Maria Trujillo vs. April
Hernandez, judgment for tenant
eviction.
American Express Centurion
Bank vs. Carmen Dixon, execu-
tion of judgment of Aug. 22,
2011 approved.
CACH Inc. vs. Daniel
Augilar, stipulated agreement
approved with stay of execution
of judgment.
Citibank NAN vs. Doris Ray
Harp, judgment.

There was no misdemeanor
court last week as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of-the circuit court:
Bank of America vs. Harry
Joseph Hazelton and Deanna
Lenelle Baker, petition for
mortgage foreclosure:
Darlene Ward vs. Elmer
Gene Grissom, damages -
contracts and indebtedness.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Adam Monts
De' Oca ,and Amy Monts De
Oca, petition for mortgage fore-'
closure.
Laura E. Diego and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
' vs: Sara Elizabeth Simmons,
petition for child support.


Sandra Darty vs. Victor
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.
Mid-Florida Credit Union vs.
Darrell Lynn Henderson and
Billie Nicole Henderson, dam-
ages contracts and indebted-
ness.
Wells Fargo Bank vs.
Deborah K. Douglas, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Esteban Lopez and Estella A.
,Flores, divorce.
Green Tree Servicing Inc. vs.
Luciano Villafranco, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Bonnie Alice Braddock vs.
Bryant A. Herrin and DOR,
child support suspended.
Minerva A. Santos and DOR
vs. Hector Cardona, child sup-
port order.
Benjamin Reilly Solomon
vs. Cassie Cameron, order.
Jennifer Lee Klein Johnston
and Frederick Johnston, order.
Debta Kay Boyles and DOR
vs. Alexander Pacheco, child
support order.
Dustin L. Darty and Kimber
M. Taylor, divorce.
Ashley Nicole Neal and
DOR vs. Andre Deshon Lake,
order.
Gene L. ,and Mary M..
Malpas vs. Hardee County
Board of County
Commissioners, voluntary dis-
missal.
Elizabeth A. Riley and DOR
vs. Jeremy L. Mouldin, order.'
Wells Fargo Bank as trustee
vs. Margrene Lampley estate,
voluntary dismissal.
Alamin Rohoman vs. Ruth
Crespo, order.
Nancy Wolfson vs. Maurice
Patterson, injunction for protec-
tion.
Rachel T. Lanham and DOR
vs. Travis J. Lanham, child sup-
port order:

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in -
the office of the clerk of court:
'Iberia Bank vs. William T.
Costello as trustee, Frank
Menke III and Sweetwater
Partners, (two properties), cer-
tificate of title issued by the
Clerk of Courts to Southern
Sisters Family LTD, $208,500.
Wauchula State Bank to John
L. and Wendy T. Richardson,
$92,000.
Eli E. and Sescell A. Gordon
to Ozone Agricultural Enter-
prises LLC, $22,000.
Vernon E. and Delores D.
Johns to Maria and Albert Diaz,
$30,000.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Dianna Garza and Joe Maria
Behavides, $31,000.
Homer Earl II and Jame
Carlton Gaskins to James P. and
Penny S. Carlton, $70,000.


That's all it takes to speak
up for a child..Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


NOTICE OF SUSPENSION
Case No: 201103462

TO: Lisa M. Frazier

A Notice of Suspension to sus-
pend your license and eligibility
for licensure has been filed
against you. You have the right to
request a hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, by mailing a
request for same to the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Division of
Licensing, Post Office Box 3168,
Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168.
If a request for hearing is not
received by 21 days from the date
of the last publication, the right to
hearing in this matter will be
waived and the Department will
dispose of this cause in accor-
dance with law.
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2012
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 first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF September 06th at 8:30 a.m. & 20th at 6:00 p.m.
September 13th 3:00 p.m. BCC & Planning & Zoning Joint Meeting CF
Industries DRI
September 03rd Labor Day County Offices Closed
09/11/12 at 6:00 p.m. Tentative BCC Budget Hearing
09/25/12 at 6:00 p.m. Final BCC Budget Hearing
09/19/12-09/20/12 FAC Meeting Pinellas County
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF September 25th at 8:30 a.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
AUTH.
Meets on second Tuesday of each month. EDC 9:00 a.m. IDA 10:00
a.m.
MONTH OF September 11th
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTHOF September 06th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building
Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street
MONTH OF September 10th
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 -24th at 5:30 (Friends of the Library)
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive,
Wauchula
MONTH OF September To be announced.
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon
MONTH OF September No meeting scheduled.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF September -04th at 5:30 p.m. Tentative Budget Hearing &
18th at 5:30 p.m. Final Budget Hearing
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing 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 re-
spect 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 verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.


PUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRICT

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLAN

The Hardee County School Board will soon consider a District Educational Facilities Plan
covering fiscal years 2012-13 through 2031-32. A public hearing to make a decision on the
District Educational Facilities Plan will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 5:10
P.M., in the School Board meeting room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida.

The District Educational Facilities Plan is available for review at the Hardee County School
Board administrative offices at 1009 N. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida and at
www.hardee.k12.fl.us.
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773-2505
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. 2012
6:05 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room
Room 102, 1st floor Courthouse Annex
412 West Orange St., Wauchula, FL

to hear the request, to receive a recommendation from the
Planning/Zoning Board, and to receive public Input for
Agenda No. 12-18
Daniel L./Cynthia D. Barco ownerslapplicants request
approval of a Modification to, an approved-with-
conditions Major Special Exception to excavate a private
lake on 36.37+/-acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture.
Future Land Use District. The request is-for an extension of the
approved-with-conditions MSE for a period of six years
On or about the end of Roy Moore Rd, S of SR64W
12.01 ac 0635230100000010001
Lot 01, BIk 01, Adams Adres S/D, S06, T35S, R23E
AND
12.00 ac 0635230100 000010002:'
Lbt 02, BIk 01, Adams Acres S/D, S06, T35S, R23E
AND
12.36 ac 06 35'23 0100 00001 0003
Lot 03, BIk 01, Adams Acres SID, S06, T35S, R23E

At that same Public Hearing, the Board of County
Commissioners shall hear the request, receive a recommenda-
tion from the Planning/Zoning Board, and receive public input for
Agenda No. 12-17
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC property owner, by and through the
authorized representative requests approval of an Amendment
to Map 2, Generalized Mining Overlay of the Hardee
County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
to add 03 parcels totaling 640 ac (into the request for mining of the
Ona Mine). The parcels are zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture
Future Land Use District
under Ordinance No. 2013-01
On or abt N of SR64 adjacent to Hardee-Manatee
County line and N of SR64 apprx. 2.5 mi E of Hardee-
Manatee County line
19 34 23 0000 03750 0000
273+/-ac-SW1/4 & S1/2 of NW114 of S19, T34S, R23E
AND
3034230000025000000
362+/-ac--W1/2 of S30 T34S, R23E
AND
2834230200000010004
5.0+1- ac-Lot 04,,BIk 01, New Zion Scrub, according to plat as
recorded in Plat Bk B-48, Pg: 1, public records of Hardee Cdunty, FL
S28, T34S, R23E '











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At that same Public Hearing, the Board of County
Commissioners shall hear the request, receive a recommend-
ation from the Planning/Zoning Board and receive public input, for
Agenda No. 12-19
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners byand
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of an
Amendment to the Hardee County Comprehensive
Plan, as amended under Ordinance No. 2013-02
modifying 'Comp Plan' Policy L8.1 of the Future Land
Use Element; providing for Board of County Commissioners'
discretion regarding provision of central water and wastewater
systems under certain circumstances; providing for severability;
providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and providing for
effective date.

Minor Bryant, Chairman

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 BoCC Public
Hearing.

This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code.

Prior to the BoCC Public Hearing, documents relating to the request
*are available for public inspection during weekdays between the
hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning and Development
Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. If you wish to
discuss the request. prior to the public hearing, please call 863 767
1964 to schedule an appointment with Hardee County Planning and
Development Director.

All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering
any decision the Board of County Commissioners shall rely solely
on testimony that is relevant and material.

Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter. 08:30c


Minor L. Bryant, Chairman


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8C The Herald-Advocate, August 30, 2012
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****NOTICE****
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS HAVE UNCLAIMED
MONEY AT THE HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OF-
FICE, DETENTION FACILITY. ANY MONEY NOT
CLAIMED BY SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 WILL BE TURNED
OVER TO THE HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO BE PLACED IN THE FINE AND
FOREITURE BUDGET. THIS IS PURSUANT TO
FLORIDA STATUE 116.21. CHECKS CAN BE PICKED
UP MONDAY-FRIDAY BETWEEN 8:00 A.M 1:00 P.M.
"Payee: Amount:
Abarca-Nava, Arturo $ 101.25
Abram, Leroy James $ 9.88
Adams, Nelson $ 22.88
Aguilar, Teofilo $ 0.03
Aguilera, Mario Alan $ 7.50
Aguino, Francisco $ 94.00
Alarcon, Lorenzo $ 156.12
Alcantar, Juan $ 2.37
Alderman, Donald J. $ 11.53
Alonso, Jose D. $ 12.00
Alvarez, Valente Vargas, $ 1.63
Anderson, Mark $ 4.00
Andres, Julio Antonio $ 13.04
Anselmo, Salomon $ 30.37
Arcos, Simon $ 61.18
Arguijo, Roland $ 12.00
Arias, Jayne $ 8.30
Armenta, Maria $ 51.00
Armstrong, Charles $ 36.22
Aucencio, Eduardo $ 22.17
Avendano, Marcelino $ 84.95
Aviles, Jassmarie Evelisse $ 3.87
Aviles, Sonia $ 11.05
Ayala, Pedro $ 6.51
Bender, Robert $ 4;96
Benitiez, Celino $ 9.65
Bessent, Rashad Devon $ .0.59
Blalock, Brooke $ 4.25
Bonil!a-Gomez, Felipe $ 48.58
Boone, Brentice Alexander $ 42.69
Botellb, Jose Luis $ 5.35
Bravo-Perez, Lisandro $ 2.38
Buenrostro, Jasinito Juarez $ 3.05
Burrell, Jessica $ 8.74
Calderon, Juan Gabriel $ 2.29
Calvo, Julio Ramirez $ 36.00
Campbell,Valerie $ 100.00
Camel, Shadarius $ 1.70
Canjay-Tepetate, Victor $ 44.00
Carbajal-Castro, Rey $ 77.18
Cardenias, Lazaro $ 78.98
Carmen, Jose $ 96.28
Carnely, Melanie $ 5.00
Carpenter, Michael Ellis $ 2.75
Carrillo, Isaias $ 12.36
Castillo, Adrian $ 1.52
Cerna, Eradio G. $ 6.00
Chandler, Tracy $ 3.78
Chavez, Ruben $ 1.25
Chilon, Jorege Perez $ 15.28
CID 1340 $ 127.48
Cimini, Robert $ 2.00
Clements, James Anthony $ 17.24
Cline, Dennis $ 11.54
Coleman, Ronald Jeffery $ 7.40
Colomo-Martinez, Ulises $ 0.14
Cone, Wiliam Louis $ 152.50
Contreras, Rossy $ 17.92
Cruz, Juan Pablo 65.89
Cruz, Sergio Santiago 40.67
Cuevas, Daniel $ 1.33
Daniels, Tacory $ 1.94
Daniels, Tyshun $ 5.11
Delarosa-Rodriquez, Hector $ 10.00
Deloa, Jorge Velencia $ 5.26
Diaz-Patricio, Felipe Nere $ 1.01
Diego, Faustino $ 25.94
Disharron, Walter $ 12.32
Doan, Huan $ 54.19
Dominguez, Nardo $ 27.64
Douglas, Gary Wayne $ 6.07
Espdsito, Michael Scott $ 161.25
Esquivel, Adam $ 1.74
Estaban, Anastacio Marcelo $ 60.46
Estrada, Augustine $ 7.78
Farabee, Brittany Nicole $ 1.22
Fermin, Felipe $ 27.22
Flores, Frank $ 1.69
Frazier, Akeem Kaleeg $ 1.01
Galvez, Rogue Mendoza $ 245.00
Garcia, Chester Velasquez $ 271.20
Garcia, Francisco Chavez $ 53.08
Garcia, Jorge $ 122.50
Garcia, Misael Jeronimo $ 7.20
Garcia-Mendez, Abraham $ 60.70
Gaspar, Roque Mendoza $ 36.15
Gibbs, Jamie Warren $ 20.10
Glisson, Gary $ 0.67
Gomez-Muniz, Eligio $ 2.32
Gonzales, Roberto Cruz $ 12.55
Gonzalez, Andres Ranulfo $ 178.64
Gonzalez, Gamaliel $ 327.33
Gonzalez, Pedro Sanchez $ 23.88
Graham, Anthony $ 3.94
Griffis, Houston Kade $ 1.38
Guerrero-Ortega, Francisco $ 142.00
Gutierres, Ever Gudiel $ 16.45
Harris, Marcie $ 1.83
Harris, Tarvaris Dontae $ 1.07
Hernandez, Benjamin $ 3.61
Hernandez, Hidelberto $ 8.57
Hernandez, Jose $ 67.00
Hernandez, Juan $ 47.37
Hernandez, Juan Antonio $ 121.00
Hernandez, Miguel $ i5.56
Hernandez, Saul Bautista $ 22.92
Hernandez, Valeriano Torres $ 56.61
Hernandez, Vincente $ 99.55
Hernandez, Virginia $ 2.00
Herrera, Erasomo $ 3.06
Hudson,'Darius Westley $ 11.99
Hudson, Darius Westley $ 1.55
Iniguez-Martinez, Angel Paulin $ 15.71
Jaimes, Jose Concepsion $ 41.78


Jaimes, Miguel Angel $ 12.54
Jaquez, Steven $ 1.79
Jenkins, Dale $ 1,.68
Jimenez, Jose $ 2.16
Jimenez, Mariano Landeros $ 468.91
Jimenez, Oscar $ 111.64
Jimenez-Hernandez, Agustia $ 5.02
Johns, Joe Paladin $ 1.47
Johnson, Eugene Lonnie $ 0.80
Johnson, Eugene Lonnie $ 9.27
Johnson, Jared $ 6.00
Jones, Steven Raymond $ 5.00
Juarez, Enrique $ 63.04
Kenny, Sabrina $ 6.20
Laster, Brown Jr. $ 424.25
Lazaro-Avila, Jacob $ 27.50
Lazcano, Gregio $ 15.00
Lenahan, James Kent $ 10.99


Leon, Endelio Molino
Libengood, Adam Leroy
Lobato, Jose Antonio
Loewel, Melinda
Lopez, Anastacio Cruz
Lopez, Christopher Michael
Lopez, Jose
Lopez, Juan
Lopez, Juan
Lopez, Juan Rojas
Lopez, Rodolfo
Lopez, Sergio De La Cruz
Lopez, Valentine
Macedo, Jorge
Maldando, Earclina
Maldando, Javier
Maldonado, Dunn
Marcos, Carlos Cabrera
Martinez, Edgar Alva
Martinez, Jose Luis
Martinez, Lazaro Padron
Martinez, Lizanno Pedro
Martinez, Luis Miguel
Martinez, Raul Junior
Martinez, Raul Junior
Martinez, Roberto
Martinez-Delacruz, Eloy
Martinez-Luis, Agustin
Martinez-Vega, Antonio
McAbee, Bobby
McCarty, Armando Manuel
McDonald, Mark Andrew
McKay, Susan
Medina, Lucio
Medrano, Steven Lee
Meija, Reynaldo Ortega
Melendez, Rito Jr.
Melgar, Apolinar
Mendez, Genardo Avilia
Mendoza-Cruz, Alfonso
Mink, Carla Denise
Moffitt, Tracy Ann
Montoyo, Julian Venegas Jr.
Morales, Antonio
Morales, Filemon
Morales, Ricardo Robledo
Morales, Uriber Perez
Morgan, Duane Randall
Muza, Rolando
Najera, Sebastin Flores
Navarro, Jose
Nims,. William Edward
Noah, Jerry Hampton
Oakley, James Kyle
Olivarrez, Angel
Oritr, Heriberto
Ortega, Rogelio
Ortega-Valencia, Orlando
Ortiz, Angel Santiago
Ortiz, Rufiino Flores
Oviedo, David
Pace, Christopher Jermaine
Pacheco, Francisco Morales
Pantaleon, Otilia
Pena, Rafael
Pereire, Walter
Perez, A[barto
Perez, Alejandro
Perez, Efrain Garcia
Perez, Jose Manuel
Perez, Marcelino Hernandez
Perez, Mateo
Perez, Nicholas Mendez
Perez, Ryan Scott
Perez-Velazquez, Prisciliano
Pickard, David Sheridan
Posadas, Pablo Ortuno
Price, Danie
Punte, Ramon
Quirino, Thomas Hoinojosa
Ramirez, Jose A. Ill
Ramirez, Manolo
Ramirez-Lopez, Javier
Ramirez-Martinez, Jorge
Ramirez-Martinez, Otonel
Ramon, Erik
Ramos, Jario
Rawls, Terry
Reschke, James Bryan
Reyes, Ebresto Bautista
Reyes, Navaro Omar
Reyes-Pollock, Ronald
Roberts, John Marcus
Roblero, Alonzo
Rodriquez, Gabriel
Rodriquez, Miguel
Rojas-Sanchez, Luis
Rooks, Barbara
Rosales, Jose Guadalupe
Ruiz, Adan
Ruiz, Franscio
Ruiz, Marco Antonio
Ruiz-Perez, Froiland
Saldivar, Jose Socorro
Sales-Godinez, Gilberto
Salgado, Francisca Hernandez
Salvador, Barnabe
Sanchez, Ismael Morales
Sandez-Lule, Jose
Sanford, Ricky
Santiago, Abonzo
Santiago, Mario Lopez
Santo, Nicolas
Saredra, Jose Polido
Selph, Timothy Mark
Serrano, Ellias
Shahan, Todd James
Sherley, Danielle Renee
Sierra, Carlos
Sierra-Morales, Roman
Sigala, Thomas
Smith, James Mark
Sosa, Jose Luis
Steven-Douglas, Christy
Sutphin, Barry William Jr.
Taylor, Cedric
Tellez, Santos Libe


Thompson, Jakkare Maracela
Thompson, Jakkare Marcela
Tolentino, Jose
Torres,. Frnacisco
Torres, Joel
Trejo, Martin Martinez
Trevino, Ricky
Trevino, Robert Jr.
Turner, Shawn Justin
Valsco-Gutierrez, Carlos
Vargas, Saul
Vasquez, Nichilas Andrew
Vasquez, Silverio Santiago
Velasco, Patricio
Velencia, Humberto Santanna
Waltoh, Robert


12.00
11.71
11.17
1.04
20.50
1.23
149.24
1.43
29.00
13.00
62.60
11.25
8.00
10.52
2.51
15.00
2.27
24.17
41.44
3.11
111.37
138.00
171.67
1.95
2.92
46.51
6.57
326.56
11.00
9.25
2.20
2.47
1.03
2.50
10.05
7.54
1.45
1.25
72.27
6.78
4.87
1.11
9.58
47.89
98.32
38.67
40.51
133.83
2.90
14.00
151.25
4.21
1.96
2.39
1.59
1.85
3.40
59.37
8.18
21.87
34.25
1.26
1.47
8.05
13.83
1.65
5.38
105.64
17.97
1.15
19:47
1.28
81.30
28.50
2.96
1.65
3.20
21.39
1.96
28.00
11.20
36.22
1.00
6.50
8.00
8.73
2.00
3.40
5.36
1.48
2.34
16.00
6.76
206.36
2.00
13.00
15.00
21.26
23.54
1.09
24.25
2.01
12.26
8.08
39.77
118.80
82.10
62.73
50.09
18.13
18.80
30.28
2.25
2.82
2.00
11.02
48.22
3.74
12.00
28.00
8.10
44.74
2.13
5.00
100.50
11.75
49.02


13.51
1.23
174.86
124.00
7.63
68.41
1.60
1.96
2.43
31.52
81.06
3.48
105.75
21.90
1.16
37.58


MISSING THEM!


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COURTESYPHOTOS
Zolfo Springs Elementary S :.'ol started the new aca-
demic year without two special staff members who have
retired. The school recognized both, Dianna Darley
(above) and Lori Staton (below), in June during their final
day. Both were dedicated workers and loved children.
ZSE will miss them greatly, notes Principal Melanie
Henderson, who is pictured with the pair.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING o
THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 06, 2012,
8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BoCC Board Room 102
412 West Orange St., 1st floor Courthouse Annex
Wauchula, FL
to hear the proposed Ordinance and to receive public input
for the second reading of
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-15
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida relating to
simulated gambling establishments; providing for a
purpose and adopting findings; providing definitions;
imposing a temporary moratorium on the acceptance
of applications for, the processing of, and the issu-
ance or approval of any zoning clearance, rezoning,
permit, special exception, major special exception, site
plan or any other official action of Hardee County
permitting or having the effect of permitting the
construction andlor operation of new simulated
gambling establishments; providing for existing busi-
nesses; providing for an effective date and duration;
providing for geographic area covered; providing for
severability; and providing for filing with the
Department of State."
Minor Bryant, Chairman
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 BoCC Public Hearing
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to the proposals are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning and Development Department, 110 S. 9" Ave., Wauchula,
Florida. If you wish to discuss the proposals, please call 863 767
1964 to schedule an appointment with Hardee County Planning and
Development Director.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering
any decision the Board of County Commissioners 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. 08:30c
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Watson, Hector Roy
Webb, Daniel
West, Stanley Scott
Wharton, Bruce
White, Lester-l
Williams, Jonathan
Williams, Mickel-Tremanie
Williams, Terry
Wilson, Clarissa Annette
Wingate, Mary Heather
Wiskiewski, Brandon Keith
Wolfe, Jennifer Ellen
Zurita, Miguel


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1.10
39.43
18.24
8.75
1.11
2.00
2.52
18.25
16.00
130.03
13.73
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