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HOMECOMING

PHOTOS INSIDE


The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 43
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, September 27, 2012


70
Plus 5c Sales Tax


'Repent And Resign O... Be Jailed Or Die'


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An email sent from a candi-
date for public office to a cur-
rent county commissioner early
Monday morning prompted
concerns over a possible threat
to her safety.
"Hi Sue," County Commis-


sion District 3 candidate
Charles Dixon wrote to County
Commissioner Sue Birge, "Well
you did it. You are officially one
of the Good Ole 'Gang.'


Congratulations. You reached
your goal.
"Too bad you have lost,
because the love of money is
the root of all evil. You took


God out of the equation and
now you will have nothing.
????? you ask, Smartie is as
Smartie does. Good God = 0.
"Even us dummies know


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
County Commission District 3 candidate Chuck Dixon in a photo taken during a candidate interview last Friday. On
Tuesday, he drew this cartoon for the newspaper.



IDA Adds 3, More To Come


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
IDA now has the minimum
nine members.
The Hardee Industrial Devel-
opment Authority gained three
new members at last week's
evening meeting of the Hardee
County Commission.
The commission decided to
wait to name other members to
possibly increase the IDA mem-
bership even more, up to. the
maximum 13 allowable under
Resolution 12-18 recently ap-
proved by the commission.
Newly added members are
realtor John O'Neal, retired'
Peace River Electric Coopera-
tive supervisor Donald Sam-
uels, and Russ Melendy, own-
er/operator of Coker Fuel.
Four more IDA members
will probably be added at the


WEATHER
DATE HIG LOW BRA
09119 87 72 0.01
S09/20 89 72 0.00
09121 89 72 0.04
09122 87 71 0.01
09/23 90 72 0.00
09/24 84 70 0.00
09/25 86 67 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 09125' 12 33.99
Same period last year 47.31
Ten Year Average 52.81
Source. Unlv. of Ra. ona Research Cenler

INDEX
Classifieds...................5B
Community Calendar....7B
Courthouse Report.......4B
Crime Blotter................7B
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup... 7B
Obituaries....................4A



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Oct. 18 evening commission
meeting. The delay in addition-
al appointments were because
there were not completed appli-
cations of bioss" on all 15 of
the applicants.
Four of the commission
members, Minor Bryant, Sue
Birge, Rick Knight and Grady
Johnson were in St. Petersburg
for two days'of meetings of the
Small County Coalition, and
returned shortly before Thurs-



Lambert Is

Homecoming

Queen 2012

By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Even the rain couldn't damp-
en Hardee County's spirit this
weekend.
It all began Friday with the
traditional Homecoming Pa-
rade. The theme was "Wildcat
Olympics," in honor of the offi-
cial Olympic Games which
took place in England this sum-
mer.
The floats for each class at
Hardee Senior High represented
a different country that partici-
pated in the .Games. Taking first
place was the Junior Class with
its boomerangs and Sydney
Opera House replica, as the
class represented Australia.
Second place went to the
Senior Class, which had the
Royal family and a Big Ben
replica onboard, representing
England. The Sophomore Class
received third place with its
chariot racing and Roman fight-
ing as it represented Greece.
Taking fourth place was the
Freshman Class with pizza
chefs and a painter representing
See LAMBERT 2A


day evening's meeting, when
they received their commission
packets with what applications
were available.
Most said they would like
more time to study them and
would have preferred to have
them at least a week before the
meeting.
Beside the trio named, other
applicants were Lavon Cobb,
Dorothy "Dottie" Conerly,
Gene Davis, Calvin Bates,


Robert Cole, Douglas Jensen,
Henry Kuhlman, Charles
Parker, Monica Reas, Paul
Roberts, Chet Huddleston and
Horst Witschonke.
The IDA had been operating
with several vacancies even
under its old membership sys-
tem, which allowed nine mem-
bers. The resignations of Mike
Manley and Marcus Shackel-
ford and expired term of
See IDA 2A


with out GOD you can do noth-
ing, but with Him all things are
possible," ,it continues. "You
gambled and lost. Are you
gonna hold them or fold them?
"You still have a choice:
Repent and RESIGN or contin-
ue and be jailed or die? What is
your pleasure?" it asks.
The email then concludes,
"Sandy is waiting to receive
your resignation by Wednesday.
It has been a real experience
working with you."
The email was sent out at 4
a.m. to Birge along with Frank
Kirkland, Grady Johnson,
Sandy Meeks and to two email


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The county may lose 600 jobs
and'possibly many more.
The Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation is
seriously considering closing its
facility off Vandolah Road in
western Hardee County.
If FINR moves out, the coun-
ty would lose 600 jobs, more
than 450 of them residents of
the county or immediately adja-
cent areas.
"I regret that the county felt it
needed the money ($10 million
economic development agree-
ment offered CF Industries) but
they have made their choice,"
said FINR owner/director Joe
Brennick late last week.
Brennick confirmed late last
week that he already has "a
couple of pieces of land, in
Sarasota and Bradenton" on
which he could build smaller
but adequate facilities in which
to move some of the patients.
One 2-acre location would
allow a 20-bed nursing facility


accounts at this newspaper.
Meeks is the administrative
assistant to County Manager
Lex Albritton.
Meeks read the erriail on her
arrival at work on Monday. "I
thought it to be very odd," she
said on Tuesday. She said she
forwarded the email to Birge
and later talked with Birge, then
forwarded it to Maj. Randy Dey
at the Sheriff's Office.
"Since the time I've worked
here, I've never seen an email
like that," she said.
"It just scared me, it really
did," Meeks added. "I definite-
ly viewed it as a threat."
So did Birge.
"I do view this as a threat,"
she said. "Obviously this is a
See REPENT 3A


for the initial critical care of
patients, while another would
allow space for 36 progressive
care beds.
Brennick said Thursday that
he could not have his brain-
injured patients subjected to the
dust storms and other adverse
effects of mining close to the
northern property line of the
232-bed facility which is spread
over many acres. He and his
attorneys are considering an
appeal of the commission's
waiver decision.
"It may take us five years to
move. We would like to stay.
We had rural center setback,
nearly a quarter mile. I thought
our patients were safe," said
Brennick, who still has debt on
the FINR-Hardee County land,
but "is unwilling to put the
. patients at risk."
At its final hearing on the set-
back issue. on Sept. 13, the
Hardee County Commission
went against the 7-1 recom-
mendation of the Planning &
See FINR 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Hardee Senior High School's 2012 Homecoming Court consists of (from left) Freshman Class Sweetheart Cecilia Lu-
catero Huerta, Sophomore Class Sweetheart Kimberly Derringer, Queen Shelby Lambert, Lady-In-Waiting Kayla Knight
and Junior Class Sweetheart Arissa Camel.


'Cats Be.

Bruins 28-i

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Commission Candidate's Email Causes Concern


C jUiMr. CIh&l


Brennick May


Move FINR

Cites CF Mining Decision


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2A The Herald-Advocate, September 27. 2012


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
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By Jim


As of Monday afternoon Hardee County had 12,137 registered
voters, reported the Supervisor of Elections Office.
The breakdown was 6,108 Democrats, 4,353.Republicans and
1,676 other.
The Republican Party has made big strides in recent years in
Hardee County in voters registered and candidates elected.

Congratulations to the Hardee Wildcats, Florida Gators and
FSU Seminoles for their victories over the weekend. Hardee plays
at Mulberry Friday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are 2-2 overall and 1-0.
in the district.

Hardee County residents,
Jared Lanier and Jonathan Kelly,
students at UF, enjoy tailgating at
SFellowship of Christian Athletes
gathering before the Gator game
S with Kentucky last Saturday.
Florida' won..'38.,. ,

India has now been declared
free of polio, with no new cases
reported within the past year.
Rotary International has a goal
of eradicating polio worldwide.
New cases are still being reported
in three countries Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Inez Hill, 97, of Bowling Green has some good advice for
young people work hard, get a good education, be wise in
spending, avoid drugs, and don't have children out of wedlock.

Congratulations to Dr. Elver Hodges of Wauchula for recently
reaching his 100th birthday.

Carl Simmons, 87, said as a youngster he picked strawberries
in Hardee County for three cents a quart. So did Inez Hill; 97, of
Bowling Green.
Simmons said one summer at Beeson's Drug Store he worked
for $7 a week. He worked at A & P for 25 cents an hour when Jack
Walker was manager and Vernon See was assistant manager.

The New York Times recently reported the U.S. Supreme
Court for the first time has no Protestants.' Yale law professor Akhil
Reed Amar said there' are six Catholic and three Jewish justices.
Justice Clarence Thomas, a Catholic, said religion played an
important role in the'nation's founding and in his own life. He.said
all justices are from the Ivy League and that he once planned to be
a priest.

The Tampa Bay Times Sept. 18 said U,.S. Rep. C.W. Bill
Young is now in favor of removing American armed forces from
Afghanistan "as quickly as we can. I just think we're killing kids
that don't need to die." He is chairman of the House defense appro-
priations subcommittee. .
U.S. troops were first deployed in Afghanistan in January 2002
when the Taliban refused to turn over Osama bin Laden and other
al-Quaida leaders after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade
Center and the pentagon wrote Craig Pittman. The current plan is
for the U.S. to withdraw its military forces by the end of 2014.

The Tampa Bay Times recently reported the red bay ambrosia
beetle is spreading the laural wilt disease in Florida that is killing
swamp bay, red bay laurel and avocado trees.
The disease was first reported in 2002 in Georgia, wrote Mike
Brassfield.

Newsweek has recently warned 2012 high school graduates
about accumulating large amounts of college debt, especially for
some degrees. Consider the cost of the school and the potential
earning power of the graduates.
Higher education is the key to most good jobs, but the nation
is starting to ask some questions about the way we finance it, wrote
Gail Collins of the Tampa Bay Times.
Andrew Martin of the New York Times reported the U.S.
Department of Education is paying more than $ 1.4 billion a year to
folks whose job is to collect on $70 billion in defaulted student
loans. One debt collector told Martin he garnished the savings of
a disabled carpenter.

The Democratic Party promotinggay rights, including mar-
riage, and abortion on demand is anti-Biblical and has caused many
conservative Christians to leave or consider leaving the party.
Rosemary Bailey of Winter Haven in .a Sept. 19 letter to the
editor in the Lakeland Ledger wrote rights come from God and that
God should play a role in how people live their lives.

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable
and free of conflict have not learned their history.
-Jpan Wallach Scott

There is no reason why the same man should like the
same books at 18 and 48.
-Ezra Pound


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to 6.
The next night HHS students
were able to celebrate that win
at the Homecoming Dance. It
was here were the Homecoming
King was announced.
The 2012 Homecoming King
turned out to be Abisai del Rio.
He is the son of Abisai and
Jacqueline del Rio.
Other King hopefuls were
Will Bennett, son of Bobby and
Sonja Bennett, and Kane Casso,
son of Rudy and Irery Casso.


4


Zoning Board to approve a
.waiver of the 1,320-foot set-
back from FINR, allowing min-
ing up to 50 feet of the facility's
property line. The commission
approved the setback waiver on
a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner



I1A
Continued From 1A
Samuels had left the IDA in a
deficit with only six members,
Lory Durrance, Rick Justice,
Jim See, Vanessa Hernandez,
Mike Prescott and Chairman
Joe Albritton.
Members of the companion
Economic Development Coun-
cil have been O'Neal, Conerly,
Cobb, Paul Roberts, Diana
Youmans, Jensen, Samuels and
Robert Krause. EDC members
were given the option of apply-
ing to fill slots on the, IDA
board. So far, only O'Neal,
Conerly, Cobb, Jensen and
Samuels had done so.
Resident Frank Kirkland
questioned a comment he had
heard earlier in Thursday's
meeting and in previous meet-
ings by Commission Chairman
Minor Bryant about not ap-
pointing certain people' to the
IDA.
Bryant said again that "I'm
not comfortable with certain
people. It doesn't mean every-
one has to agree. It's all right to
disagree but pot to be disagree-
able. We want to be careful in,
the people we select."
Witschonke, who' had ex-
plained in an earlier meeting of
his past employment with both
the Environmental Protection
Agency over a six-state area
and the. city of Chicago, asked
what were the parameters in
choosing people.
Bryant assured Witschonke
that his experience would be a
valuable asset and he would be
welcome.



LAMIBFT
Continued From 1A
Italy.
Later that night, after most of
the rain had gone away, it was
time for. the candidates for,
Homecoming Queen and Class
Sweetheart to be announced,
and the winners to be revealed
during halftime of the football
game.
After much anticipation, last
year's Homecoming Queen
Taylor Bolin walked onto the
field and crowned the 2012
Homecoming Queen winner,
Shelby Lambert. She is the
daughter of Brian and April
Lambert.
The other ladies joining
Shelby on the 2012 Homecom-
ing Court are Lady-In-Waiting
Kayla Knight, Junior Class
Sweetheart Arissa Camel,
Sophomore Class Sweetheart
Kimberly Derringer and Fresh-
men Class Sweetheart Cecilia
Lucatero Huerta.
Other Queen candidates
were Kayla Knight, daughter of
Doug and Sharri Knight;
Mercedes Cisneros, daughter of
Eliberto and Patricia Cisneros;
Kaylee Mancillas, daughter of
Isrmael and Debbie Mancillas;
and Yesenia Torres, daughter of'
Melchor and Norma Torres.
Junior Class candidates were
Sweetheart Arissa Camel,
daughter of Shauntee Hines and
Javohn: Camel; Lacey.
McClenithan, daughter' of Ross
and Renee McClenithan; and
Katie Smith, daughter of Steve
and Jo Smith.
Sophomore Class nominees
were Sweetheart Kimberly
Derringer, daughter of Steve
and Maria Derringer; Sarah'
Cavazos, daughter of Sophia.
and Gonzalo Hernandez; and
Alex Ullrich, daughter of Max
and Krista Kay Ullrich.
Freshman Class contestants
were Sweetheart Cecilia Lu-
catero Huerta, daughter of
.Alejandrina Huerta Lucatero
and Francisco Lucatero; Emily
Bennett, daughter of Bobby and
Sonja Bennett; and Maria
Zamora, daughter of Maria
Arroyo.
The night ended on an even
bigger win for all, since the
Hardee Wildcats beat the
Bradenton Bayshore Bruins 28


Rick Knight voting no.
Brennick took over a 27-bed
facility called New Medico in
1992 and has built it into one
with 238 beds and 600 jobs. He
had planned on adding three
more 12-bed "cabins" and also
had planned on constructing a
hotel, gas station and other
amenities for the families of
patients at the facility "when
times were good." Beside the
additions, Brennick had
planned to replace some of the
40-year-old buildings at the
FINR rural site. Each' 12-bed
facility costs two to three mil-
lion dollars to build.
The national economic down-
turn of recent years had post-
poned some of the plans, but
Brennick feels that perhaps
families would not want to stay
in a hotel surrounded by mining
and its disturbance.


Dear Editor:
For the record, as most of you
know, I am part of a mult-gen-
eration, God-fearing, hard-
working family of Hardee
'Cunty. We have generations of
our family buried in the soils
here. I have chosen to live a life
,of service.
I have always been taught
that a life based on serving
brings honor to one's family,
one's community and ultimate-
ly a sense of fulfillment to one's
heart. I am proud of this
Country, our wonderful her-
itage, and our promising future.
I have patiently listened and
watched as some in our com-
munity have launched attack
after attack on our economic
development community, most
specifically, our Industrial De-
velopment Authority and its
choices of how to shape our
'future. Now, bear in mind, that
this board, which operates
under the protection AND ac-
countability bf the Florida
Sunshine Law, is charged with a
VERY difficult task ... change:
the face of-our economic ,future,
to give'burchildren and grand-
children more opportunity.
This specifically means hav-
ing the opportunity to stay here,
raise a family here, have excel-
lent career choices here,( and
flourish here. Regardless of the
smoke and mirrors, demonizing
dialogue being thrown at all of
us, I would hope that we could
agree on this simple premise, if
Hardee County is not moving
forward, then we are moving
backwards.
Unfortunately, we are not
located adjacent to a port, nor
do we have a major transporta-
tion route running through our
community. We do not have a
major university located here,
thus there is no cutting edge
research community here..
These are the facts and they are
undisputed. The point here is
that the job that our economic
development folks are tasked to
do is terribly difficult as we do
not have as much to offer
prospective businesses as other
communities around us might
have.
I would like to offer my sim-
ple perspective for you to con-
sider. We must remember that
perspective is, something we
learn and understand from
watching, listening and reading.
Most times our perspective' is
based on our experience of
walking in our own shoes.
But here is- the point, just
because someone has a perspec-
tive that is different than that of
our own doesn't mean that they
are wrong, or that we are.
Sometimes is just is what it is,
and patience from everyone
involved is what is necessary to
yield a good result.
But the continual demonizing
of those who are interested in
creating a better future for our
community and make deci-
sions, to the best of our ability,
that make sense, is not the best
way to build a strong consensus
of what we should be doing, or
not.
If changes need to'be made in
how we utilize our economic
development funding, I'm all
for it.
Our Auditor General will
give us guidance, if needed, on
the operational security of our
current system. I look forward
to seeing the results of the
Auditor General's audit and
having a public 'discussion of
the results and where we might
have opportunities to strengthen
our system.
I believe that we would all be
well served to consider the


"I want to convey to the peo-
ple of Hardee County that we
don't want to move. We are
happy in Hardee County in our
facility out in the country. If the
mining was to be complete and
landscaped nicely, then maybe
we could go ahead, but as it
stands now, we cannot do it,
you don't need that near you,"
said Brennick.
Moving would not be an
immediate process, said Bren-
nick on Monday, even as he
prepared to go to Tallahassee
for two days of meetings
appealing a state health care
decision which could affect his
patient population. Although he
has been in business over 20
years, a health care rule ap-
proved late last year says facili-
ties such as FINR can only treat
people who have suffered
"blunt head trauma" such as


costs of witch-hunts and char-
acter assaults that are founded
on potentially an honest, but
misinformed perspective. In the
near future we are going to be
more well informed, so that we
,an make more well informed
decisions. That should be our
goal if we are going to be pru-
dent leaders at every level.
,In the meantime, the 'drive-
by-shootings of numerous peo-
ple involved in our system are
senseless wastes of time, and I
dare say is not an honorable
way to solicit ideas for better
system and solutions.
I do not suppose to have all of
the answers, but I do know this,
the way we treat others is a gen-
uine measure of what someone
is about. Should we be striving
for more accountability? Yes, I
work to accomplish this in State
government constantly, That
shouldn't be a one-time-shot
but a constant pursuit.
However, we must be civil
and thoughtful, not projecting
veiled incriminations that are
questionable in their, content.
We can get to where we-,want
and need to be, but I personally
take offense to being treated
like a pseudo-criminal with a
pen tainted with conspiracy the-
ory ink. I have not been person-
ally contacted by any of those
interested in functioning this
way; that is a sad commentary
in itself.
As a recent example of this
unfortunate "spin", upon being
re-elected without opposition, I
thankfully purchased an adver-
tisement in The Herald Ad-
vocate to simply say "thank
you" for allowing me to serve
you in Tallahassee; my friends
and family of Hardee County.
,That sincere message was clas-
sified by some of these people
to be a self-promotion. How
sad. The people who know me
understand that I am, and
always have been, interested in
new ideas and treating people
with fairness and sincerity with-
out self-promotion tendencies.
I hope and pray that this letter
is received in the simple, honest
fashion that I offer it. I have no
plan to engage in a juvenile, tit-
for-tat, weekly, back and forth
letter-writing duel as I suspect
this letter will solicit a response.
If so, that is ok. I have tried to
the best of my ability to be clear
and concise, but that may not be
enough to stop more "spin"
aimed at me. I WILL act honor-
ably regardless of what others
say or do.
-On a more positive note, I
DO however, plan to wait
patiently for results of the
Auditor General's audit report
and work together with our
local leaders to bring about
something better, if the findings
prove that is a need for our
community. Regardless of the
audits' results, I also pledge to
continue to be a partner in mov-
ing our community forward.
Our children being left
behind is NOT AN OPTION!
Let's cast VISION, let's work
TOGETHER, let's treat each
other WELL and communicate
in honor and integrity.
One of these days when I am
buried in the same local soils
that my family before me have
been, I hope to be remembered
as someone who loved the
Lord, was a good dad, a good
husband, and a consensus
builder!

Ben Albritton, Jr.
Lifetime Resident
Wauchula
Editor's Note: Ben Albritton Jr.
is' a state representative ready
to soon begin his second term.


FINR
Continued From 2A


from an auto accident. So nme ol
FINR's patients have c,~unitive
and other problems becituse of
near-drowning, a burst brain
aneurysm, severe stroke or
other incident which would not
technically be considered blunt
trauma.




Nutrition
u Wise
KAREN COLLINS, MS, RD, CDN
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR
CANCER RESEARCHk


Q: Is giving up regular soda
really enough to make me lose
weight without going on a
diet?
A: "Going on a diet" is not
associated with long-term
weight loss for most people,
whereas working on a perma-
nent change in one particular
habit, such as reducing or elim-
inating sugary drinks, could be
a great start for weight manage-
ment. Controlled studies show
that when people consume,
more calories from drinks, they
don't compensate, for 'those
calories by eating less of other
foods, and total calorie con-
sumption tends to. be higher.
Changes in drink consumption
alone can produce modest.
Weight loss. In some cases, sub-
stituting, water or diet (zero-
calorie) beverages for' sugar-
sweetened soda is even enough
to achieve the 5 percent weight
loss linked with significant
health improvement. About 25
percent of Americans consume
more than 200 calories a day in
sugar-sweetened drinks. If you.
are in this group, you are among
those most likely to notice a
weight change if you give up
sugar-sweetened ,soda. Of
course, this is assuming that
you don't replace these drinks
with juice or sugar-laden coffee
or tea specialties or "reward"'
yourself for giving up soda by
eating more cookies or other
treats. Once your healthier
drinking choices are an estab-
lished habit, if you want to lose
more weight, you can then look
for other'eatihgthdbits for Mwich
you can substitute lower calorie&
choices '6fsmdler'portions. On
the other hand, if sugar-sweet-
ened soda is something that you
have only once a week or less,
you can' still focus on just one
change in your eating habits.t6
start losing weight.


Q: How do melons like can-
taloupe and watermelon rate
for nutrition?
A: All melons, especially can-
taloupe, are excellent sources of
vitamin C. A little less than a
cup of cantaloupe provides an
adult with half to two-thirds of
current recommended amounts
of vitamin C for the day.
Cantaloupe and watermelon are
also rich in beta-carotene. In
laboratory studies, beta-
carotene seems to reduce
inflammation, improveiimmune
function, protect DNA and help
control cell growth in ways' that
may reduce cancer risk. In addi-
tion, cantaloupe is a good
source of potassium, which
seems to help control blood'
pressure, and watermelon is an'
excellent source of lycopene, a')
powerful antioxidant.' All this
with no cooking on a hot sum-
mer day! To maximize health
benefits, if the melon is uncut,
keep it at room temperature for
up to a week or until fully ripe,
then refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Not only will the melon get bet-
ter tasting, research 'on uncut
watermelon show's that
lycopene and beta-carotene
content may increase during
room temperature storage.
Refrigerate cut melon in a tight-
ly covered container and use
within five days. Vitamin C and
carotenoid content will drop
only a little if at all during that
time, so don't hesitate to buy a
whole melon rather than partial,
pieces to keep your grocery bill
lower.



Make your bargain before
beginning to plow.
-Arab Proverbr


Letter To The Editor

Hardee County Needs

More Jobs For Future


Money is just the poor
man's credit card.
-Marshall McLuhan

Tonsurphobia is the fear of
haircuts.

Age is only a number.
-Lexi Starling

Never mistake motion for
action.
-Ernest Hemingway







Sept, llt l r l .


Jr. 'Cats Suffer


First Loss


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee scored first, but
Frostproof scored last.
The Hardee JV Wildcats
hosted Frostproof last week, but
took it on the chin in a 19-12
loss.
The game today (Thursday)
is at Lake Placid, where Hardee
will look to get on track.
October games are at home
against Sebring on the 4th, on
the road for Avon Park on the
lIth and Tampa Jesuit on the
18th and the rescheduled home
game against Mulberry on the
25th to ehd to season.
Against Frostproof, Hardee
scored first, with Bryce Ander-
son going into the end zone for
the 'Cats. Frostproof retaliated
late in the first and got the extra
point kick to lead 7-6.
There was only one score in
the second quarter, by Frost-
proof. With the PAT awry, the
Bulldogs led 13-6.
It was a defensive battle in
the third frame. Early in the
fourth quarter Hardee got
another score on a Trequan
Holley 39-yard pass play to C.J.
Douglas. The 'Cats went for the
two-pointer to take the lead, but
fell short and trailed 13-12.
Frostproof got an insurance
tally later in the fourth. Without
the PAT, Frostproof settled for a
19-12 win.
Hardee .had a good outing in
many ways.
Defensively, quite a few
players got in on the action. Al


Brown snared an interception
late in the second quarter to end
the half. Jordan Jones and
Chauncey Rivers had pass
breakups. Alex Hinojosa had a
fumble recovery early in the
fourth and Matt Green picked
up another late in the game.
In on the tackle parade were
Hinojosa, Douglas, DeShaun-
dre McMillian, Thomas Juarez,
Andrew Hagans, Thomas Go-
mez, Ryan Ramirez, Green,
Johnny. Saldivar, Thomas
Gomez, John Snell, Anderson
and Rivers.
Offensively, freshman quar-
terback used several backs as
go-to guys. Johnny Luna had
the bulk of the carries with 18
carries for 95 yards. Tyler
Bragg added six for 34 and
Ryan Ramirez added 10 for 68.
Hinojosa had- 4 for 13 and
Holley kept the ball four times
to gain 38 yards.
In passing, Holley was five of
eight, including the 39-yarder
to Douglas, who also caught
another pass' for seven yards.
Other passes went to Luna,
Jones and Rigo Rodriguez, who
snared three for 49 yards.
Other junior Wildcats are
Austin Judah, Tomas Hinojosa,
Dalton Bethea, George Lackey,
Ty Trammell, Cole Robertson,
Zach Coronado, Jose Coronado,
Kevin White, Isaiah Capron,
Noah Coronado, Roberto Tor-
res, Ryan Ham, David Ramirez,
Andy Manley and Daniel Par-
menter.


REPENT
Continued From 1A


disgruntled individual who
wants to place fear over me, and
I will not allow it. The email
speaks for itself."
The Sheriff's Office opened
an investigation into the com-
munication on Monday, .with
Sheriff Arnold Lanier and Dey
interviewing Dixon later that
afternoon.
"He admitted he sent the
email," Dey relayed. "He said
he didn't feel it was a threat. It
was something Godtold hirn to
do '"i ; 3!l.'i -! : ; .
Dey said the-Sheriff's Office
presented its information to the
State Attorney's Office, which
found that no law had been bro-
ken. There was no clear threat,
Dey said.
"All I can tell you is his state-
ments concern me," Dey said
on Tuesday. "Anytime someone
tells me God directed them to
write something word for word,.
it concerns me."
In an interview at this news-
paper office on Wednesday
morning, Dixon said he under-
stood that some people viewed
the email as threatening.
"Sure!" he said, laughing.
He talked about speaking
with Lanier and Dey on
Monday. "The interview with
them turned out OK. They did-
n't lock me up," he added.
Then Dixon noted, "They
tapped my. cell phone and
they're reading and blocking
my email."
Dixon said he was not able to
sleep in the early morning houifs
of Monday, and God told him to
get up and go to the computer;
so he did.
Dixon said God instructed
him who to send the email to,
and he went down his list and
clicked on the names God gave
him. The words in the email are
God's, he said.
"God told me to sit down and
type it." The words are not
Dixon's own, he said.
"God has me put the
Scriptures in there to validate
what I'm saying," he said.
When asked about the word
"die," he responded, "What's
the best way for a politician to
die? For God not to give them
any more oxygen."
He noted God is the supplier
of all oxygen.
"Now that's a divine email,"
Dixon said after rereading it
aloud. "The Holy Spirit had me
write it. It was inspired by Him
'for the whole community.
"God wants her to resign,
repent and resign," Dixon
explained. "She's going to
prison because she broke the
law, God's law. She offended
God's children."
When. asked what Birge did,
Dixon said, "You have to ask
God. I don't know. He hasn't
told me yet."
Then, he paused and said
God was speaking now.
"There's so many ways she's
offended God's children you
don't have enough ink in your
pen to write it," he said. When
asked if God just spoke to h.im,


at just this moment, he said,
"Yeah. He told me that right
now."
Dixon said God's words were
not a threat.
"God don't make threats, He
makes promises."
Dixon laughed and said, "I
love Sue!" as he explained
again that the words were not
his. He acknowledged that they
would cause concern, however.
"She is upset now because she
was listening to a lie, and this is
the truth ; : '
"If she doesn't turn it in
today, there's going to be some
consequences," Dixon added,
referring to the Wednesday
deadline given in the email for
Birge to resign from office.
The consequences? "Prison
or die, it says," Dixon answers,
referring back to the email.
"He'll do it when He's ready.
He's not measured in time, but
told her Wednesday because He
had to put it human terms."
He said that the email would
be of concern to anyone who
does not know God. "They
don't know Him because they
want to keep doing what they're
doing," he said.
"You know who's crazy? The
people who are mad. You know
why they are mad? Because
they are crazy," Dixon contin-
ued. "God's angry. He's going
to kill some people. He's put it
in writing. They're going to kill
themselves because they run
from God.
"Some may get gunshot,
because they're cutting some-
body's money supply off. I
don't know hoW," he added.
"God's going to do it."
He said there are others in
addition to Birge, but he does
not know who. "I don't know if
God's going to tell me anybody
else or not. He's told Sue. He's
warned her. God appoints the
time.
"He is so angry right now, He
is bringing judgment," Dixon
said. "This is God's judgment."
Dixon said the County Com-
mission, the Industrial Devel-
opment Authority and the
Economic Development Office
are part of a "gang." He also
referred to grant money the
county refused to apply for to
lessen safety risks at county
parks.
Birge on Wednesday morning
said she has no intention of
resigning from office. "God is
my protection," she said. "He's
not given me a spirit of fear. I
live by His Scriptures."
She said she has known
Dixon for some time. "I've
never known him to be like
this," she said.
"I refuse to let him place fear
over me," Birge said.
Following Monday's email to
Birge, Dixon appeared in the
newspaper office early Tuesday
afternoon to draw a cartoon at
God's direction, he said.
It is an image of
"Commissiorer Chuck," which
he says is not him, "I'm not a
commissioner, I'm a pastor," he


~i~-~si. U


explained.
He said the fingers drawn on
the cartoon picture depict that
"There is one way to God" and
"He's the Prince of Peace."
Dixon described the mark
over one eye on thestick figure
to be a patch, "There is a patch:
over Commissioner Chuck's
eye because somebody wants to
stick him in the eye with a sharp


stick," he said.
"You know why?" he asked.
"Because that's the quickest
'way to kill him."
Again Dixon insisted the
drawing did not depict himself.
"I'm not Commissioner Chuck.
He's a cartoon character. God,
told' ne to write, to introduce
him. He was inspired by the
Holy Spirit."


Concluded Dixon, "It's not
me. I'm not a commissioner.
I'm a pastor. Should the voters
vote me in, I don't look like
that. But I will do this and this,"
he said as he raised one finger
on one hand aind't'vo fingers' on:
the other.
S"Oie way to G6d; the Prihce
of Peace."


*LEM

Nutrition Wise
KAREN COLLINS. MS. RD. CDN


Q: I've heard too much time
watching TV is linked with
weight gain, but how much is
too much?
A: General recommendations
for adults are the same as for
children: no more than two
hours of television per day.


AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR
CANCER RESEARCH

Most of us spend too much'time
sitting, which burns few calo-
ries and when continued for
extended periods of time seems
to produce metabolic changes
that increase risk of heart dis-
ease, diabetes and possibly can-
cer. Long periods of TV time


CURRENT TRENDS IN FAMILY LAW: THE CHILDREN
When people ask me, "What makes family law in Florida dif-
ferent from family law throughout the rest of the country?" the first
thing that comes to mind is how Florida handles children's issues.
Florida family law has been moving toward recognition that
children have two parents who need to be involved with making
parenting decisions and sharing time with the children. What used
to be called "custody" is no more. The statute changed the term
"custody" to "primary and secondary residential care," in years
back. Most recently the term changed to simply "timesharing,"
which means sharing of the children by both parents.
It appears the legislative intent of these changes attempts to
stop the thinking that children are "property" to be owned by one
or the other parent, and instead have the parties think about really
putting the children's needs first. While this may seem like com-
mon sense, the long held notion of "custody" is often one that peo-
ple have a hard time letting go wherfstarting the court process.
Another significant and recent change relating to children is
the change in the child support calculations based on the number of
overights shared by the parties. Child support used to be a straight
mathematical calculation based on the parties' incomes and the cost
of daycare and health insurance, using legislatively approved
guidelines.
The changes to the law now also take into account the number
of overnights each party has with the children. The details are con-
sidered. For example, how do the parents define a weekend? If it
is defined as Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon, then that is
only one overnight, but if it is defined as from Friday after school
until school resumes on Monday morning; that triples the number
of overnights for that parent. As a result; that parent's child sup-
port obligation may reduce significantly.
Whether this is a good change in the law or not is still up'for
debate. What is clear is that it has resulted in an increased number
of parties seeking to modify old support orders. It has also result-
ed in the occasional "tail wagging the dog." In other words, peo-
ple may seek a change in time-sharing for the real purpose of
reducing or increasing child support.
As always, every case is different and you should consult with
your lawyer about the specific facts of your situation.


may have undesirable effects on
weight and health by reducing
physical activity and for several
additional reasons. Over six
years of follow-up in one large
study of women, each addition-
al two hours spent sitting at
work was linked with a 5 per-
cent increase in obesity and a 7
percent increase in diabetes,
whereas each additional two
hours of TV watching was asso-
ciated with a 23 percent
increase in obesity and a 14 per-
cent increase in risk.of diabetes.
For many people, more time in
front of the TV means more
time spent eating, and this is
usually "mindless" eating with-
out paying attention to portion
or even really enjoying foods'
flavor fully, making it easy to
overeat. Finally, if settling
down with TV leads you to stay
up late and get too little sleep,
that too seems to impact weight
and health. For a strategy to
manage weight, consider your
total sedentary time, including
commute time, time watching
videos and playing video
games, and time spent in front
of computers and other screens
and then find ways to incorpo-
rate more movement into your
day. Several expert organiza-
tions recommend that television
time for children under two
years of age should be zero.


To me, old age is 15 years
older than I am.
-Bernard M. Baruch



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.)


Youth Science
Day Is Oct. 6
Peace River Electric Co-
operative employees have
partnered with Hardee
County 4-H for the second
year in a row to bring
National Youth Science Day
to area youth. Students do
not need to be a member of
4-H to participate.
The 2012 National Sci-
ence Experiment will intro-
duce youth to robotic engi-
neering concepts as they
program an autonomous
robot to clean up a simulated
environmental spill. The
event is set for Saturday,
Oct. 6, from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. at the Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center. See next
week's newspaper for more
details.


Notice of Meeting/Workshop
Hearing
WATER MANAGEMENT DIS-
T.RICTS Southwest Florida
Water Management District
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE: 40D-
8.624: Guidance and Minimum
Levels for Lakes.
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District announces
a workshop to which all persons
are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday,
October 16, 2012, 5:00 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.
PLACE: West Hernando Branch
County Library, 6335 Blackbird
Ave., Weeki Wachee, FL 34613
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER
TO BE CONSIDERED: Discus-
sion of the proposed amend-
ments to Rule 40D-8.624, F.A.C.,
to establish minimum and guid-
ance levels for Tooke Lake and
Whitehurst Pond located in
Hernando County, pursuant to
Section 373.042, Florida Statutes.
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: David
Carr, Staff Environmental
Scientist, Southwest Florida
Water Management District, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604, (352)796-7211 or 1(800)
423-1476 (Florida Only) exten-
sion 4246.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meet-
ing by contacting: (352)796-7211
or 1(800)423-1476 (Florida Only),
extension 4702, TDD (Florida
Only) 1(800)231-6103 or e-mail:
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.f
I.us. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may
contact: David Carr, Staff
Environmental Scientist, South-
west Florida Water Management
District, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34604,
(352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-1476
(Florida Only) extension 4246.
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SHIRLEY ANN CROWEL
Shirley Ann Crowel, 68, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Sept. 23, 2012, in Lake Placid.
She was born Oct. 6, 1943, in
Punta Gorda, and moved to
Hardee County in 2002, coming
from Tennessee.
She is survived by two sis-
ters, Frances Spivey of Wau-
chula, and Betty Howze of
Zolfo Springs.
* Services will be private, with
burial in Wauchula Cemetery.
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Homes & Cremation Services is
entrusted with arrangements.



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SHIRLEY KATHERINE
WILMOT
Shirley Katherine Wilmot,
69, of Wauchula, died on
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at
Kenilworth Care & Rehab
Center in Sebring.
She was born May 8,1943,
in Sears, Mich., and came to
Hardee County from Mich-
igan 20 years ago.
Survivors include one son,
Oscar Diaz and wife Laura of
Zolfo Springs; two daughter,
Paula Hamilton and husband
Billy, and Teresa Hamilton
and husband Danny, all of
Wauchula; and seven grand-
children, Heather and John
Teets, and Matthew, Shirley,
Joshua, Dana and Joseph
Hamilton.
There are no services
planned at this time.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


FUNERAL HOME
WAUCHULA





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DONALD HERBERT
MURPHY SR.
Donald Herbert Murphy
Sr., 70, of Wauchula, died on
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at
Florida Hospital-Wauchula.
Born on March 14, 1942, in
Wauchula, he was a lifelong
resident and a caretaker with
Henderson and Brown
Groves. He was a member of
New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Juanita Murphy of Wauchula;
two sons, Donald H. Murphy
Jr. and wife Kaylee of Lake
Placlid, and Jerry Murphy of
Winter Park; one daughter,
Teresa Carver of Wauchula;
one sister, Lynell Scruggs,
Avon Park; two sisters-in-law,
Louise Sasser and Joan
Radford, both of Wauchula;
six grandchildren John, J.C.,
and Mandy Richardson, and
Bear, Kendra and Gabby
Murphy; six great-grandchil-
dren, Claire Murphy, Caedeni
Richardson, Kylie Albritton,
Clayton Childress, Aubrey
Paige Richardson'and Colby
Richardson; two nephews
Billy and Bubba Scruggs; and
one niece Kay Marie Scruggs.
Funeral services were
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at
10 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist
Church with the Rev. Jim
Davis and Donnie Murphy
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to
the Ronald McDonald House,
401 Seventh 'Ave. S., St
Petersburg, FL 33701.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.

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WAUCHULA


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Obituaries ....
-------------------- h5 -i -.- -_._


PHYLLIS GAIL
NEWSOME BAGGETT
Phyllis Gail Newsome Bag-
gett, 71, of Bartow, died on
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
She was born in Fort Meade
on Aug. 23, 1941, and was a
lifelong resident of Fort Meade
and the surrounding area. She
was a shipping and receiving
clerk for U.S. Agri-Chem in
Fort Meade, and a member of
the Victory Life and Praise
Church in Bartow.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Carl H. Sr. and
Frances Newsome; brother Carl
H. Newsome Jr.; sister, Linda
Newsome Yeomans and her
nephew Kenneth Yeomans.
She is survived by her son,
John A Baggett Jr. and wife
Kim of Jacksonville; daughter
Susan Y. Strickland .and hus-
band Greg of Bartow; sister
Laura Faye Wiggins and hus-
band Marvin of Bartow; sister-
in-law Irene Newsome of
Gainesville; grandson Gregory
James .Strickland; step-grand-
daughter Carrie Strickland; and
great-grandson Daniel Agner.
Visitation was from 6 to 8
p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20,
2012, at the funeral home.
Graveside services were Friday,
Sept. 21, at 1:30 p.m. at
Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade..
Arrangements were by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.



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Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


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SUSAN DIANE HALL
Susan Diane Hall, 54, of
Wauchula; passed away Tues-
day,,Sept. 18, 2012, at her
home, surrounded by her
family..
She was born March 1,
1958, in Clewiston. She was a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County. She was a member of
Lake Dale Baptist Church and
enjoyed quilting, riding mo-
torcycles with her husband,
researching genealogy and
antiquing.
She is survived by her
beloved husband, Gary Rich-
ard Hall; her parents Hilton
and Ildean Williams; two
daughters, Kelly Sperry and
husband Lee of South Caro-
lina, and Melanie DuBois and
husband Sean of Wauchula;
two brothers, David Scott
Williams arid wife Michelle
of Wetumpka, Ala., and Mike
Williams and wife Linda of
Land O'Lakes; one sister,
Phyllis Lambert of Avon
Park: three grandchildren,
Kinzee and Morgan Sperry,
and Debin DuBois; seven
nieces and five nephews.
Visitation was 10 to 11
a,m. on Friday, Sept. 21,
2012, at Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home, 404 W. Pal-
metto St., Wauchula.
Services follow the visita-
tion at 11 a.m. in the Chapel
of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funer-
al Home with the Rev. Albert
Blum and Ken Geren officiat-
ing. Burial followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be
made at PongerKays-
Grady.com.
'Polongeci-Fays-Qgoad
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula
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FRANCES H. MAY
Frances 'H. May, 84, of
Bowling Green, died on Tues-
day, Sept. 18, 2012, at Hardee
Manor Healthcare Center in
'Wauchula.
She was born in Fitzgerald,
Ga.
She is survived by three
daughters, Edith McElroy and
husband George of Arcadia,
Donna Porter and husband Dale
of Augusta, Ga., and Terri Conn
and husband Roger of Piano,
Texas; three sisters, Eva Mae
Pritchard of Parrish, Dorothy
Gentry of Naples and Margaret
Chivers of Inverness; six grand-
children; and six great-grand-
children.
A graveside memorial serv-
ice will be held Saturday, Sept.
29, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Mansion
Memorial Park in Ellenton with
Bruce Chivers of Crystal Rivers
officiating.
Arrangements are by Groov-
er Funeral Home in Ellenton.

Use soft words and hard
arguments.
-English proverb

Music is spiritual. The
music business is not.'
-Van Morrison



SHIRLEY M. STAMEY
Shirley M. Stamey S4. of
Wauchula, died on FridaN.
Sept. 21,2012,at Sunn- Hills
ALF in Sebring
Born on June 5, 1923. in
Corbin, Ky., she came to
Hardee County in 1962 She
was an office assistant for an
eye doctor, and member of
Lake Dale Baptist Church
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Leonard C
Stamey; parents Enoch Al'.in
and Ruth Walters; son. Erme,.
Reed; daughter Patt) Reed.
and all her brothers and si.s-
ters.
Survivors include four
grandchildren, Keith Reed of
Zolfo Springs, Jania Nev of
Stanford, Ky., Janet Collett of
Corbin, Ky., and Tina Miller
of Panama City; nine great-
grandchildren; arid, se.eidl
great-great-grandchildren
Visitation is Thursda,.
Sept. 27, 2012, from 10 to I I
a.m. at Robarts Garden Cha-
pel, with funeral services at 1 I
a.m. with the Rev. AI Blum
officiating. Interment follow s
at Wauchula Cemeten.
Expressions of comfort ma,
be made at robartsfh.com.


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PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
Hardee Ranch Supply hosted a barbecue lunch and a drawing on Aug. 24 and 25,
respectively, for the benefit of Sue Knight, who is. battling breast cancer. Each barbe-
cue plate was $8 and each ticket for the drawing was $10. The prize was a Beretta 12-
gauge with five chokes. Here, Ronnie Durrance and Addison Smith, Knight's grand-
daughter, are seen picking out the winning ticket. The winner was Steve Royce from
Lake Placid. All proceeds raised went to Knight.

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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
pbrtment during the week of
Sept. 16-22. 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 Boyette, Snelling
Avenue, alterations, $25,000.
SDouglas Battey, Steve
Roberts Special, mechanical,
$2,900.
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, mechanical, $3,000.
Douglas Battey, Oak Street,
mechanical, $3,000.
Bradford T. Bowen, Davis
Street, roofing, $11,703.
Joshua B. Fulford, Broward
SStreet, windows, $5,326.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 252011CA000581-
xxxxxx
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON FKA THE BANK OF NEW
YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2006-3,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3,
Plaintiff,


vs.
DANIEL DIAZ; OLGA DIAZ;
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
AS SUCCESSOR TO WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING
OR CLAIMING TO 'HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated July 16, 2012, and entered
in Case No. 252011CA000581-
xxxxxx of the Circuit Court in and
for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein THE BANK OF NEW
YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK
OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2006-3,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3
is Plaintiff and DANIEL' DIAZ;
OLGA DIAZ; JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED
DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,
OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
2nd floor hall outside room 202 of
the Hardee County Courthouse,
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873 at Hardee County,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17
day of October, 2012, the follow-
ing described property as set
forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 6 AND 7, LESS THE
SOUTH 9 FEET OF LOT 7,
BLOCK 12, CARLTON &
MCEWEN ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 2-11, OF
THE 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 THE
SALE.


DATED at Wauchula, Florida, on
SJuly 17, 2012.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk, Circuit Court
ll By: Connie Coker
"'s Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing special accommo-
dation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk
of this Court not later than five
business days prior to the pro-
ceeding at the Hardee County
Curthouse. Telephone 863-773-
4174 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
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Obituaries.

DAWN A. JERKINS
ENSSLIN
Dawn A. Jerkins Ensslin, 42,
of Fort Meade, died on
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 along
with her daughter, De'Laney
Chellav (Tink) Ensslin, in an
automobile accident.
She was born April 19, 1970,
in Marshall, Mich., and was a
lifelong resident of Fort Meade.
She worked for the Polk County
School Board at the Lewis
Anna Woodbury Elementary
cafeteria. She was a member of
First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade, was a volunteer with
HELP of Fort Meade, coached
Dixie Youth Tee-Ball and
cheerleading.
She was preceded in death by
grandparents Mitchell Hicks
and Maxine Watson, and Alto
Lee and Chellav Jerkins Sr.
She is survived by 'her
daughter Destiny Ensslin of
Lakeland; father and mother,
Bill and June Jerkins of Fort
Meade; three brothers, Jack
Jerkins and wife Mary Jo of
Bartow, Lyle Jerkins and wife
Karen of Lakeland, and Chip
Jerkins and wife Rachel of
Lakeland; and two sisters Terry
Jerkins of Foley, Ala., and
Elizabeth Mosley of Fort
Meade.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. on.
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the
funeral home. Services were 11
a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at
the First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade with the Rev. Kenny'
Slay and John Wheeler officiat-
ing.
Arrangements were by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.


DE'LANEY CHALLAV
TINKK" ENSSLIN
De'Laney Challav "Tink"
Ensslin, 8, of Fort Meade, died
on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
along with her mother, Dawn
Jerkins Ensslin, in an automo-
bile. accident.
She was born Jan. 23, 2004,
in Bartow, and was a lifelong
resident of Fort Meade. She was
a third'grade student at Lewis
Anna Woodbury Elementary in
Fort Meade and a member of
First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her great-grandparents, Mitc-
hell Hicks and Maxine Watson;
Alto Lee and Chellav Jerkins
Sr., and Carl and Viola Ensslin.
She is survived by her father,
Brian Ensslin of Lakeland;
maternal grandparents, Bill and
June Jerkins of Fort Meade;
paternal grandparents, Larry
and Jean Ensslin of Lakeland;
great-grandmothers, Thelma
Sliger and Evelyn Myers, both
of Lakeland; andsister Destiny
Ensslin of Lakeland.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. on
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the
funeral home. Services were 11
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the
:First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade with the Rev. Kenny
Slay and John Wheeler officiat-
ing.
Arrangements were by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.

Don't look back.
Something might be gain-
ing on you.
-Satchel Paige


Week Ending: September 23, 2012
Weather Summary: Scattered showers have kept Florida
drought-free compared to a year ago when the State was 46 percent
dry. Rainfall ranged from 0.41 of an inch of rain in Ona to 4.68
inches in Bronson according to the Florida Automated Weather
Network (FAWN). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released
water from Lake Okeechobee once it crested to 15 feet. The Corps
keeps the lake's water levels below 15.5 feet to ease the strain on
the 70-year old dike. Temperatures have also remained steady with
minimum temperatures ranging from 59 degrees in Jay to 72
degrees in Fort Lauderdale, while the maximum temperatures
ranged from 86 degrees in Quincy to 92 degrees in Bronson.

Field Crops: Continuous showers caused problems for field
crop growers. Armyworms and grass loopers were prevalent in sev-
eral fields. In Gadsden County, some disease problems were report-
ed in cotton and peanuts. Cotton was defoliated in Washington
County. The majority of corn harvesting finished in Washington
County except for very wet areas. Peanut harvesting throughout the
Panhandle and northern Peninsula was delayed due to the daily
rains. Peanut condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent
poor, 10 percent fair, 66 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.

Fruits & Vegetables: Most areas that experienced daily show-
ers disrupted schedules for some vegetable growers. Growers were
operating pumps to manage water levels. Vegetable planting con-
tinued. Vegetable growers laid plastic and were also staking, tying,
and spraying as needed. Avocadoes were marketed in southern
Florida. Okra. harvesting continued in Miami-Dade County. In
Putnam County, growers planted cabbage.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the condition of pasture
was mostly good with some pastures flooded. Pasture quality was
in seasonal decline. The cattle condition ranged from very poor to
excellent with most in good condition. In the Panhandle, the pas-
ture condition ranged from very poor to excellent with most good.
Pastures began to decline in both quality and quantity. Producers
were preparing to, plant winter forage. The cattle condition was
very poor to excellent, with most in good condition. Flies were
becoming a problem in some herds. In the northern areas, the pas-
ture condition ranged from poor to excellent, with most in good


September 27, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5A

condition. Cattle were in fair to excellent condition with most in
good condition. In the central areas, the pasture condition ranged
from poor to excellent, with most in good condition. Armyyvorms
and grass loopers were prevalent. The cattle condition was poor to
excellent, with most in good condition. In the southwest area, the
pasture condition ranged from poor to excellent with most in good
condition. There was some flooding of low lying pasture. Most cat-
tle were in good condition.

Citrus: Daily high temperatures were in the upper 80s to low
90s across the citrus region. All of the FAWN stations in the citrus
growing region recorded some precipitation this week, with
Immokalee receiving the most at 3.12 inches. Eleven stations
received more than two inches and another eleven received more
than an inch. Ona recorded the least with 0.41 inches recorded. The
citrus region remained entirely drought free, as per the U.S.
Drought Monitor, last updated September 18, 2012.


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DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capital
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING ........Ads must be pre-paid.


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If you are visiting we will gladly transfer your prescriptions and

keep them on file then transfer them back when you go home.


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Our children will graduate and be competing
in a worldwide economy. Our district's FCAT scores
and District rating will have an impact on the successes
our children will experience.
We must set our goal to be successful
at all grade levels on a statewide level when it comes
to academic performance.
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This Election is About Our Children
We Should All Be Concerned Percent of Students Achleving High Standards
In Reading, WrgndMth 2009-2012
A Decline in Achieving '" Ran. tn d I "
High Standards
Information provided by the I ..............................
Florida Department of Education, \
School Accountability shows
declining high achievement of Percentage of Students
Percentage of Students
Hardee County's students over ,, Achieving High
Standards in Writing
the past four years. ,tandads in Wr

How Does Our District I
Compare Statewide?
Over the past four years,
Hardee County's State Ranking,
when compared to Florida's Percentae
S' Percentage of Students
other counties has dropped Achieving High
from 49th to 60th place. .Standards in Math

I have the knowledge and \ \
experience we need to reverse Pceng Std
Percentage of Students
this declining trend in ahievinga ig"
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There is some advantage in
playing the same team in con-
secutive outings.
After losing to Sebring at
home on Sept. 11, a return en-
gagement on the' road gave the
Hardee varsity volleyball girls a
chance to show their improve-
ment. Instead of losing in
straight sets, the Lady Wildcats
forced the Lady Streaks to play
tougher in a 3-1 win over
Hardee.
The local girls put it together
with a trip of matches this
week, at Frostproof on Monday
and Lake Wales on Tuesday.
The girls come home for a visit
from district opponent Teneroc


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

A fight-to-the-finish war
between two rival newspapers
Forms the colorful background
of the dramatic story, "Exclu-
sive," which brings Fred
MacMurray, Frances Farmer
and Charlie Ruggles to the
screen of the Royal Theatre
beginning Sunday.

A new clover, known as the
Alive Clover, is being grown by
Johnnie Jones on his citrus
grove about seven miles east of
Wauchula, which is undergoing
a new experiment in Hardee
County. The crop, planted last
May, ranges to a height of about
5-7 inches at this time, and is
generally harvested in October,
at which time the seed is
thrashed, leaving over-ripe seed
,to re-seed the land.

Cincinatti, Ohio The first
car of Florida oranges of the
season, which was sold through
the United Fruit Auction Mon-
day, Sept. 27, for the account of
the M. Degaro Co., averaged
$4.73 for Prince of Wales
Hamlin brand.

When Coach Joel Evers
sends his Wauchula Wildcats on
the Fort Meade athletic field
this afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock,
for a game with the Fort Meade
Miners, it will mark the llth
meeting of the two schools on
the football field.

50 YEARS AGO
Bitter mistakes by the Wild-
cats and an opportunist Plant
City eleven combined to hang
an 18 to 0 defeat dn Hardee
High last Friday night on a
water-logged Farr Field.

Oscar Scott of Wauchula
Hills Supermarket is attending
the National School of Meat
Cutting in Toledo, Ohio, for
eight weeks.

The purchase of $2,000
worth of equipment for an
emergency amateur radio net-


today (Thursday). Next week's
only match is a trip to Lakeland
on Thursday to play Teneroc for
the second time.
Early October features anoth-
er three-match week, a trip of
Lake Placid, on Monday, occur-
ring Oct. 1, and back-to-back
home district matches, against
Lake Wales and Auburndale on
Tuesday and Thursday.
Against Sebring last Thurs-
day, the Hardee Lady 'Cats lost
the opening game 25-18. Senior
-Jessica Harrison and junior
Karlee Henderson each picked
up five service points, senior
Desiree Smith added three,
sophs Emily Albritton and
Jakaysha Lindsey each two and


work in the county has been
authorized by the commission-
ers.

Members of the Explorer
Scouts made four test trips
down Peace River from Heard
Bridge to Riverview Heights
Saturday morning.

25 YEARS AGO
After closing earlier this
month, Sunrise Peace River
Resort on U.S. 17 is once again
open for business, according to
operations manager Jeff
Krumvede.

Local bird-watching enthusi-
asts are participating in a
statewide breeding bird survey
funded by the Florida Game &.
Fresh Water Fish Commission
and coordinated by the Florida
Audubon Society.

It's alligator tracking season
and the air is full of the sound of
yerks the peculiar yelping
noise that newborn gators make
to attract mama gator back to
the nest. Once there, the female '
rips the nest apart so the young
can reach the water.

Self-serve gas prices dropped
by 1.4 cents per gallon in
September, reversing an up-
ward trend under way since
most motorists use self-serve
pumps.

10 YEARS AGO
Is it time for Zolfo Springs to
change the form of government
it has operated under since its
incorporation in 1904?

Dennis Jones, Hardee super-
intendent of schools, spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on
Sept. 10 about a possible school
building program.

Oak Grove Baptist Church
will celebrate "Dot Bell Appre-
ciation Sunday" on Sept. 29
With an all-music service begin-
ing at 11 a.m.
The Southern Scholarship
Foundation has awarded rent-
free housing scholarships to
four Hardee County college stu-
dents.


Sebring
senior Katie Wheeler one. Also
contributing were junior Bailey
Carlton and soph Gemi
Saunders.
Hardee turned it around in
game two, upsetting the favored
Sebring on its own court, 25-22.
Harrison again had five service
points, including the game-win-
ner. Smith, Henderson and
Albritton each also had five
service points. Lindsey's three
service points included an ace
and Carlton added three service
points. Saunders and Wheeler
chipped in defensively.
Hardee began to lose momen-
tum in game three, losing 25-
14, as Sebring picked up inten-
sity. Henderson had five service
points, including an ace. Carl-
ton added three, Smith and
Albritton two apiece, and
Lindsey one.
In the final game in the best-
of-five format, Hardee lost 25-
15. Henderson had an ace
among her four service points,
Harrison had five points, Al-
britton and Lindsey each two
and Smith ard Carlton each
one. Wheeler and Saunders
joined in. Other varsity players
are Kendall Gough and Ana
Saldivar.
The JV Lady 'Cats also had a
hard time at Sebring. While
'forcing three games at home in
the best-of-three junior varsity
format,at Sebring, the JV girls
lost 25-18, 25-9.
In game one, Brooke Dixon
was top with a half dozen serv-
ice points, while Courtney
Richardson and Jose Hancock
each had three. Senida Garcia,
Abigail Vargas and Claudia
Klein each added two points,
while Caryssa Johnson, Allison
Smith and Georgeann Paris
added defensively.
In game two, it was pretty
even scoring. Garcia, Vargas
and Hancock each had a pair of
service points, while Klein,
Richardson and Dixon each
added a service point, and
Smith, Grisinger, Brenda Mi-
ramontes and Johnson joined in
defensively.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a short game, just over
one quarter, but the junior high
Wildcats came home with a
shutout victory.
Hardee won its battle against
the Hill-Gustat Golden Eagles
and the weather in the. season-
opener in Sebring last week.
This week's game was at
home against Lake Placid, and
next Tuesday's is at Bok
Academy.
Head Coach Mark Carlton,
Offensive Coordinator West
Palmer and Defensive Coordi-
nator Jason Clark, along with
assistants Gerry Lindsey, John
Sharp and Derren Bryan, had
the young Wildcats ready to
play at Hill-Gustat last week.
The teams had to clear the
field after the first quarter
because of the lightning and
were unable to get back on the
field. Since Hardee was leading
6-0. The junior Wildcats were
declared the winner.
"It was a good opportunity to
see what some of our strengths
and weaknesses are, and hit
somebody not wearing orange
and blue," commented Carlton.
"Overall, we've got a long way
to go. We need to tackle much
better, have better ball security
and improve our understanding
of what to do in various situa-
tions," he continued.
Defensively, eighth graders
Parker Carlton and Isis Garza
had a good outing. Since the
Eagles were running the ball up
the middle, it fell to that pair of


defensive backs to make the
stop. Carlton, Defensive Player
of the Game, came up with five
tackles, a couple for loss of
yardage and Garza also had his
share of tackles.
"Our defense forced one
punt, but did not play nearly
aggressive enough for what we
like to do around here. And, I
definitely want to see better
tackling," said Carlton.
Offensively, eighth grade
quarterback Hayden Lindsey
connected with classmate Alex
Rodriguez "on a nice pass," and
Willie Baker and Carlton had
some nice runs. Baker picked
up Offensive Player of the
Game honors with four carries
for 45 yards, including the go-
head TD which turned out to be
the game-winner.
"The line blocked well on
several plays. Willie Baker and
Parker Carlton has some nice
runs. Hayden Lindsey connect-
ed with Alex Rodriguez on a
nice pace, but there is plenty of
room for improvement all


around. We've got to keep
working hard, if we're going to
be successful this season" con-
cluded Coach Carlton.
Other junior Wildcats are
eighth graders, Thomas Atch-.
ley, Jarret Carlton, Braddock
Collom, Jimmy Lane, Sherry
Lee, Jonatan Martinez, Gabriel
Mendoza, Boone Paris, Law-
rence Walker, Levi Boyette,
Jeremy Franks, Jose Gomez,.
Marcelino Gomez, DeAngelo
Smith, Larrett Smith, Cavaris
Snell and Jose Zuniga.
The seventh grade reserves
are Justin Aguilar, Jaques
Brown, Tanner Carlton, Mar-
celin Cimeus, Gavin Crawford,
Cole Durden, Scotty Eures,
Brandon Franks, Jacob Hebert,
Alex Hernandez, Christian
Lowery, Juan Medina, Gloigens
Metayer, Andy Olivarez, Adam
Olvera, Jesse Pilkington, Man-
uel Rios, Ismael Rodriguez,
Anderson. Severe, Jax Ullrich
and Payton Yarbrough.


HJHS 'Cats Control Eagles


ROBBY ELLOTT invites all
his friends and neighbors
Sto come see him at


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Public Notice of

Special Meeting
Hardee County
Industrial Development

Authority

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority will
hold a special meeting on Friday, September 28, 2012 at
9:30am for the adoption of the 2012-2013 budget. The
meeting will be held at the Hardee County Economic De-
velopment Office located at 107 East Main Street,
Wauchula, FI 3387. If you would like further information
please contact the office at (863)773-3030.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
Economic Development Office (773-3030) at least forty-
eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.

RICK JUSTICE, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
9:27c


SOMETIMES IT GETS CRAZY AROUND HERE!


Being a Commissioner is a lot like raising children:

* A decision favors some but the next time may displease them and favor others.
* You make decisions based on what will best affect them tomorrow as well as today.
* It's a thankless responsibility with many headaches, but actually the most rewarding.
* You stay up nights thinking of ways to protect then and give them a better quality of life.
* You sometimes wonder why you ever wanted this responsibility and then you look at what
has been accomplished for them, and then you know why!


Thank you Hardee County for allowing me to be your Commissioner
and for trusting me with your families' future. We still have a lot of
work to do and I am committed to continue the task.


KNOWLEDGE. EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON !


2012 Homecoming King Abisai Del Rio.


Sophomores vying for the title were (from left) Alex Ullrich, Sweetheart Kimberly Der-
ringer and Sarah Cavazos.


Representing the Junior Class were (from left) Katie Smith, Sweetheart Arissa Camel
and Lacey McClenithan.


Hardee Fire-Rescue


Freshman Class nominees were Maria Zamora, Sweetheart Cecilia Lucatero Huerta and
Emily Bennett.


Youth Football On the Move


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee youth football
leagues are busy, busy, busy
these days.
The leagues share time in use
of Wildcat Stadium, one on the
road while the other is at home.
Following is a summary of
what's up.
S Heartland Hurricanes
The Hurricanes, part of the
Mid-Florida Football and
Cheerleading Conference, will
be at home this weekend for
Homecoming, otherwise known
as Orange and Green Spirit
Day.
All five Heartland Hurricane
teams will challenge the visit-
ing Haines City North East
Rattlers on Saturday, starting
with the Flag teams at 9 a.m.
The Mitey Mites will play at 10
a.m., the Seniors at 11:30 a.m.,
Pee Wee at 1 p.m. and Juniors at
3.


'The same time format will
follow when the Hurricanes
visit the Bartow Yellow jackets
at Tommy Walker Field off SR
555 in Bartow next weekend,
Oct. 6. It's the teams vs. Cancer
and everyone is encouraged to
"Wear Your Pink!"
Pop Warner
Five Hardee Youth Sports
teams in the Pop Warner divi-
sion played last week at Buffalo
Creek, with the Flag tear going
fo Lithia to play the Fishhawk
Wolfpack. There is no score
kept in the flag division.
The older teams played at the
Palmetto home of the North
Manatee Storm. Tiny Mites do
not keep official scores, but
Hardee made three trips into the
end zone, while limiting the
Storm to two TDs,
The Mitey Mites won their
game, downing the Storm 6-0.
The Junior Pee Wee Wildcats
went into a nail-biter of a game.


With Hardee winning 6-0 with
the seconds remaining, a Storm
player broke free for the touch-
down to tie the game. The team
could not get the extra point and
the game was forced into a
Kansas tie-breaker.
The Storm won the coin toss
and proceeded to score to pull
ahead 12-6, again not scoring
the extra point. Hardee got its
turn and scored to knot the
score at 12-12. In Pop Warner
there is one point for running
and two for kicking. Hardee ran
the ball in for the extra point
and won 13-12.
The Hardee Pee Wee team
suffered a 51-6 loss. The Pee
Wee Storm has only been
scored against twice this season
so, in perspective, Hardee did
well.
Finally, the Hardee Junior
Midgets faced off against the
Ruskin Longhorns, which shut
Hardee down 33-0.


Says 'H
If you woke up to a fire in
your home, how much time do
you think you would have to get
to safety?
According to the nonprofit
National Fire Protection Associ-
ation, one-third of Americans
who made an estimate thought
they would have at least six
minutes before a fire in their
home would become life threat-
ening.
Unfortunately, the time avail-
able is often less.
That's why Hardee County
Fire-Rescue is teaming up with
NFPA during Fire Prevention
Week, which is Oct. 7-13 this
year, to urge residents to "Have
Two Ways Out!" This year's
theme focuses on the impor-
tance of fire escape planning
and practice.
In 2010,U.S. fire departments
responded to 369,500 home
structure fires. These fires
caused 13,350 civilian injuries,
2,640 civilian deaths, and $6.9
billion in direct damage.
"One home structure fire was
reported every 85 seconds in
2010," says Robert Clayton,
interim fire chief at Hardee
County Fire-Rescue. "Fire is
unpredictable and moves faster
than most people realize. Hav-


ave 2 Ways Out!'


ing a tried-and-true escape plan
with two ways out is essential
to ensuring your family's safety
should fire break out in your
home."
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
recommends the following tips
for planning your family's
escape:
Make a map of your home.
Mark a door and a window that
can be used to get out of every
room.
Choose a meeting place
outside in front of your home.
This is where everyone can
meet once they've escaped.
Draw a picture of your outside
meeting place on your escape
plan.
Write the emergency tele-
phone number for the fire de-
partment on your escape plan.
Have a grownup sound the
smoke alarm and practice your
escape plan with everyone liv-
ing in your home.
Keep your escape plan on
the refrigerator and remind
grown-ups to have your family
practice the plan twice a year or
whenever anyone in your home
celebrates a birthday.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
will be hosting an open house to
kick off Fire Prevention Week


on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station 1,.
located at 149 K.D. Revell
Road, Wauchula.
The open house will provide
the opportunity to tour Station
1, witness an extrication dem-
onstration, have blood pressure
checked and much more.
Food will be provided as
well.
Other agencies, such as the
Wauchula Police Department,
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
and the State Fire Marshal's
Office, to name a few, will also
be there to show their support
of Fire Prevention Week.
The firefighters of Hardee
County Fire-Rescue will also be
visiting the schools during Fire
Prevention Week to promote
"Have Two Ways Out!"
Through these educational,
family-oriented activities, resi-
dents can learn more about the
importance of fire escape plan-
ning and practice, as well as the
power of prevention.
To find out more about Fire
Prevention Week programs and
activities in Hardee County,
contact Alyssa Henderson at
773-4362. To learn more about
"Have Two Ways Out!" visit
the NFPA's website at
www.firepreventionweek.org.









September 27, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 9


Senior candidates were (from left) Yesenia Torres, Kaylee Mancillas, Queen Shelby Lambert, Lady-In-Waiting Kayle
Knight and Mercedes Cisneros.
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2012 Homecoming Queen Shelby Lambert.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Homecoming King contestant Will Bennett.

Willis Haviland Carrier developed the first residential air
conditioner for private home use in 1928. It was. called
the "Weathermaker."

SIf a car is traveling at 55 miles per hour it will travel 56
feet before the average driver can shift his foot from the
accelerator to the brake.

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate
kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.


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10A The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2012
HAPPY HAULERS


Moralez, Ramos Win Alumni Rut


COURTESY PHOTO
North Wauchula Elementary School's business partner, Mosaic's Four Corners Mine,
made a huge donation of school supplies just as the new academic year got into full
swing. Mary Ann Harrell of Mosaic took the lists of school supplies from each grade
level and coordinated efforts of Four Corners Mine employees to purchase them.
Because the items came from the grade levels' lists, the supplies were exactly what the
children needed! Pictured with the haul are (from left) Assistant Principal Dale Wolgast,
Harrell, custodian Sherri Johnson, head custodian Edward Johnson, Gary Barlow of
Mosaic, custodian Carmen Harrison, Principal Tracey Nix, Debbie Board of Mosaic and
(kneeling) custodian Isabel Carrera.


Tourism Study Results


To Be Released Oct. 5


The Hardee County Chamber
of Commerce will host the pres-
entation of findings from the
University of South Florida
tourism study next week.
The presentation will be held
on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. in
the County Commission Cham-
bers at 412 W. Orange St. in
Wauchula.
The Hardee County Chamber
contracted with the John Scott
Dailey Florida Institute of Gov-
ernment at the University of
South Florida in April 2012. The
purpose of the study is to devel-
op an economy-building strate-
gy based initially on eco- and
agri-tourism while also looking


at broader economic develop-
ment opportunities appropriate
to the county.
The study has been financed
by the Hardee County Chamber
of Commerce from an
Industrial Development
Authority grant. The findings of
the USF study will guide
Hardee County leaders in eco-
nomic diversity.
The Florida Institute of Gov-
ernment team reported .its
approach as collecting objective
data, identifying opportunities
for economic prosperity, devel-
oping implementation strategies
and monitoring success. The
team will provide a clearer


understanding of the natural
and human assets that form the
county's current economic base
as well as the gaps that could be
filled to enhance the county's
viability for economic growth.
The presentation is open to
the public.
The recommendation is the
first phase of a multi-phase
project approach. The findings
will be considered and play as a
factor in the future planning of
the economic development
boards of Hardee County, and
the Chamber of-Commerce as it
continues its partnership with
the Economic Development
Council.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of Hardee runners won
the Hardee Homecoming meet
last week.
Senior Christian Moralez and
sophh Araceli Ramos took the
victory in the Hardee meet,
which include Avon Park,
SMoore Haven. and Highlands
University Prep.
This week, the only race is
the firunners Invitational in
Titusville on Friday. Next week,
many of the Hardee runs will
compete in the Disney Invi-
tational at the Lake Buena Vista
sports complex on Friday.
There are a pair of runs the
week of Oct. 8, the Moore
Haven run on Oct. 9 and the
"home" Hardee Lakes 2 run on
Oct. 11.
BOYS
Although officially Hardee
had no team score in the boys
run because some of the runners
cut the course in the Hardee
meet last week, negating good
runs by some of their team-
mates.


At last week's run on the high
school campus, senior Christian
Moralez came across the finish
line in 18:25.7..while classmate
Ruben Ozuna made it in
19:37.6 for second place. Logan
Lashley, an Avon Park fresh-
man, was a close third placed
third in 19:46..
It was back to Hardee for tie
next six spots. Senior Mark
Gomez placed fourth at 22:22.1
and was followed by soph
Leonel Rodriguez, juniors
Brandon Beatty and Adrian
Briones, three hundredths of a
second apart and freshman
Marco DeLoera, before senior
Dorian Mejia.
Avon Park's Juan Patino fin-
ished out the runners finishing
under 24 minutes. Wildcat soph
Filistin Louisjeune started the
24-minutegroup of himself and
Red Devil freshman Chase
Langston. Avon Park, Moore
Haven and Highsland U. Prep
filled up the next slots.
Hardee got back in action at
number 17 with senior Robert
Navarro, followed by junior


Marco Ehrcnkaultcr aiid N ph
Adam Ramirez. Senior An-
thony Burks. junior Emilio
SHernandez and junior Tyler
Helms were in the next group.
Wildcat Senior Hector Flores
and freshman Jacob Olmos fin-
ished up the race.
GIRLS
Soph Araceli Ramos led the
Hardee girls through the local
course, finishing in 28:38.0,
followed closely by class mate
Crystal Avila, in at 29:38.6.
Girls from Moore Haven and
Avon Park took the next four
spots.
Hardee got back in the run-
ning with soph Yuribia Ramos
in seventh place, and senior
Selena Olmos in ninth. Junior
Erica Lopez and soph Kayla.
Rios were next in for Hardee,
taking places 10 and 11.
Hardee took the 15th through
18th spots with soph Maria
Lopez, freshman Briana Arce,
and sophs Madeline Zamora-
and Brenda Pascual.


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HARDEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
i 107 East Main Street
P.O. Box 683
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Phone (863) 773-6967 Fax (863) 773-4915
Website: www.hardeecc.com
i .i. 1I 'i EE-mail: hardeecc@hardeecc.com

Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr. Award
Nomination Form
2012

When thinking about Mr. and Mrs. Carlton, we see them as having the highest integrity
and uncompromising moral fortitude in their personal lives while being generous and
committed to the community's good in their public lives.
This is the criteria we are looking for in searching for the recipient of the Carlton award.
Please take the time to nominate an individual that you recognize having and exhibiting
these same morals and commitments.
This award will be presented at the Annual Chamber Meeting,
Saturday, October 20, 2012.



Nominee: -
Occupation:
Address:
Phone Number:
Pleaseprovide a brief statement as to why this nominee should receive the Carlton
Award.





List nominee's community activities. (church, civic, youth, etc.)







Please provide any additional considerations that may be significant to the selection of the
candidate.





Nominator: Phone Number:
Please send forms to the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 683, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873 or Fax 863-773-4915. All entries must be received by Friday, October 12, 2012.
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HARDEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
107 East Main Street
P.O. Box 683
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Phone (863) 773-6967 Fax (863) 773-4915
Website: www.hardeecc.com
E-mail: hardeecc@hardeecc.com


Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Business Person of the Year
2012 Nomination Form
Sponsored by: ALk
Criteria


1. Must be a member of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce.
2. A substantiated history as an established business.
3. Advocate and leader within the business community.
4. Creativity and imagination in the sales, service, marketing, or any other factor within the
business.
5. Membership in councils, boards, and clubs providing support and services to the
community.
6. Any other unique qualities, characteristics, or accomplishments that may be significant to
the selection of the candidate.


Nominee:
Business Name:
Business Address:
Business Phone Number:


Please provide a brief statement as to why this nominee should receive the Business Person
of the Year Award.


What contribution has the nominee made to the business community in Hardee C


county?


List nominee's community activities. (church, civic, youth, etc.)







Nominator: Phone Number:


Please send forms to the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 683, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873 or Fax 863-773-4915. All entries must be received by, Friday, October 12, 2012.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000296

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF INDYMAC LOAN TRUST
MORTGAGE BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2004-L1 UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1,
2004.
Plaintiff,

vs.

ARIE FURMAN, et al
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDING-PROPERTY

TO:
ARIE .FURMAN, LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: XXX LOT 3 GANEY
LANE ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARIE
FURMAN, LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: XXX LOT 3 GANEY
LANE, ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL
33890.

Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, Including any. un-
known 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, cred-
itors, Ilenors, and trustees,
and all other persons
claiming by, through,
under or against the
named Defendant(s); and
the aforementioned named
Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and
such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defend-
ant(s) as may be infants,
Incompetents or otherwise
not sul 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:

LOT 3, PHASE 2,
PINECREST FARMS AS
RECORDED IN PLAT-
BOOK 61, PAGE 4, HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: XXX
LOT 3 GANEY LANE, ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FL 33890

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
Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 120,
Tampa, FL 33634 on or before
October 26, 2012, and file the
original 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 21 day of
October, 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'speclal 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."

S. 9:27,10:4c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY

Case No. 252012CP000074

IN RE: ESTATE OF

DANIELLE LEE GUEVARA,

deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of DANIELLE LEE GUE-
VARA, deceased, whose date of
death was May 4, 2012, and
whose social security number Is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the
Circuit Court forHardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873-1749., The name and
address of the Personal
'Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-


dent and persons having claims
demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
cIims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR 'MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 27,
2012.

Personal Representative:
REBECCA M. McCOY
Post Office Box 1574
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
JOHN W.H. BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number 0650137
9:27,10:4c


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District is proposing
to amend the following ruless:
40D-3.341, F.A.C.

The purpose and effect of this
rulemaking is to amend Rule
40D-3.341, F.A.C.,- to allow a
property owner or party in legal
control of a property to request
the District to administratively
cancel a well construction permit,
provided that no activity has
taken place under the permit.

The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the Florida
Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38,
No. 39, on September 28, 2012.
A copy of the proposed rule can
be viewed on the District's web-
site at http://www.swfwmd.-
state.fl.us/rules/proposed/.

Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked to contact,TThe Southwest
Florida Water Management
District Human Resources
Director, 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
l.us. 'If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS: Sonya White, Office
of General Counsel, Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, 7601 Highway 301 North,
Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813)
985-7481 (Ext.. 4660) (Ref OGC
#2012022). 9:27c


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management'District is proposing
to amend the following ruless:
40D-3.037; 40D-3.507 and 40D-
3.517, F.A.C.

The purpose of this rulemaking Is
to amend Rule 40D-3.037, FA.C.,
to incorporate Chapters 62-528
(Underground Injection Control)
and 62-532 (Water Well
Permitting and Construction),
F.A.C., which were recently
amended by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (Department). The
rulemaking will also amend
Rules 40D-3.507, and 40D-3.517,
FA.C., to reference those sec-
tions of Chapters 62-528 and 62-
532, FA.C., that were renum-
bered as a result of the amend-
ments undertaken by; the
Department. The rulemaking will
ensure consistency between the
rules of the District and the
Department governing well con-
struction.

The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the-Florida
Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38,
No. 39, on September 28, 2012.
A copy of the proposed rule can
be viewed on the District's web-
site at http://www.swfwmd.state.-
fl.us/rules/proposed/.

Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked to contact The Southwest
Florida Water Management
District Human Resources Dir-


By JOAN SEAMAN
SOf The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High Lady
Wildcats started their 2012 soft-
ball season in control.
The girls are determined to
improve on their 2011 season,
which only one loss, to DeSoto,
a team which they beat handily
later in the season.
This season, the girls began
with a 20-6 victory at Avon
Park and followed it up with a
12-0 home shutout against Hill-
Gustat, a middle school in
Sebring.
Each team in the Heartland
Conference plays each other
twice, home and away. This
week's games included a Mon-
day trip to DeSoto and a game
at home today (Thursday)
against Lake Wales. Next
week's game are Monday at
Sebring and Thursday at home
for a visit from Avon Park.
There is no game Oct. 8 but
on Thursday, Oct. 11, Hardee
goes to Hill-Gustat. The season
concludes with garies Oct. 15
at home against DeSoto, at
Lake Placid on Oct. 18 and at
home for Sebring on Oct. 25.
Head coach Melissa Carlton,
has four returning eighth
graders to pace the team,
Shayna Harned, Ariana Ramos,
Michaela Villarreal and Sarah
Welch. All the rest of the team
are seventh graders, most expe-
rienced from playing youth
sports softball. They are Alayna
Carranco, Hope Elliott, Deb-


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District is proposing
to amend the following ruless:
40D-3.041, F.A.C.
The purpose of this rulemaking is
to amend Rule 40D-3.041, F.A.C.,
to incorporate the statutory
exemptions established in
Section 373.326, FS., by Chapter
2012-205, Laws of Florida. The
effect of this rulemaking will be
that the District will require per-
mits for only those wells identified
as Class V, Group 1, pursuant to
subsection 62-528.600(a), F.A.C.
The Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking appeared in the
Florida Administrative Weekly,
Vol. 38, No. 39, on September
28, 2012. A copy of the proposed
rule can be viewed on the
District's website at http://www.-
swfwmd.State.fl.us/rules/pro-
posed/.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked to contact The Southwest
Florida Water Management
District Human Resources
Director, 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
l.us. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS: Sonya White, Office
of General Counsel, Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, 7601 Highway 301 North,
Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813)
985-7481 (Ext. 4660) (Ref OGC
#2012021). 9:27c


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District is proposing
to amend the following ruless:
40D-8.624, F.A.C.
Section 373.042, FS., requires
the District to establish minimum
flows and levels for water bodies
located within the District. This
rulemaking will establish mini-
mum and guidance levels for
Lake Hooker in Hillsborough
County, Florida. A minimum level
is the level of surface water at
which further water withdrawals
would be significantly harmful to
the water resources of the area.
The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the Florida
Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38,
No. 39, on September 28, 2012.
A copy of the proposed rule can
be viewed on the District's web-
site at http://www.swfwmd.-
state.fl.us/rules/proposed/.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked to contact The Southwest
Florida Water Management
District Human Resources Dir-
ector, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899;
telephone (352) 796-7211, ext.


orah Figueroa, Nubia Gomez,
Mallory Gough, Destinee Jack-
son, Alexis 'McBride, Hannah
Revell, Marisa Rodriguez and
Samantha Velez.
SWelch leads the team on the
mound, and often with the bat.
Against Avon Park on Sept. 17.
she recorded eight strikeouts
and scored three runs. including
on a fifth-run triple, when she
trotted home on an Elliott dou-
ble.
Hardee put up a trio of tallies
in the first inning. Gough was
hit by a pitch, Jackson was safe
on an error, and Welch took a
walk. All three came in when
Harned was hit by a pitch and a
Villarreal fielder's choice al-
lowed Welch to score the final
run of the inning.
After Avon Park was four-up,
three down, Hardee went back
to work in the second inning,
but left the bases loaded.
A one-two-three Red Devil
home half of the second for
Avon Park was followed by a
Hardee bat-around in the top of'
the third. Sending 14 batters to
the plate, the junior Lady
Wildcats brought nine of them
home on a combination of hit
batsmen, walks and hits, includ-
ing a triple by Harned.
Avon Park retaliated with a
six-run rally in the bottom of
the third, sending nine batters to
the plate. A double, and unchar-
acteristic errors b'y Hardee
made it 12-6.
It was a quiet fourth inning
for both squads, but Hardee
roared back in the top of the
fifth with another bat-around,
including the triples by Welch
and Gough and a double by


HJHS Softball Stops Opponents


Elliott.
Avon Park left a pair of run-
ners stranded and Hardee had
its first win of the season, 20-6.
Hardee's first home game of
the season was equally success-
ful, with a 12-0 shutout of Hil-
Gustat.
Again, Welch was the leader,
picking up 15 Ks of the 22 bat-
ters she faced. She also
smacked a double and a triple
and was safe on an error.
One Golden Eagle batter was
left aboard in the top of the first.
Hardee opened with four runs
in the home half of the inning.
Elliott was save on an error,
went to second on an overthrow
and third on a Harned hit. An
error on a Jackson hit plated
Eliott. The Welch double
brought Harned home and a
Rodriguez fielder's choice
brought Jackson in. Villarreal
kept it going with a single up
the middle and Welch crossed
home plate. Before three outs
ended Hardee's string, leading
4-0.
It was a trio of Ks in the top
of the second and Hardee left
Jackson stranded. In the third, it
was another three up, three
down for the Lady Eagles,
while Hardee plated a pair of
scores. Villarreal and Carranco
both singled, one coming home
on a sacrifice ground-out and
the other on a wild pitch.
The Junior Lady Wildcat 6-0
advantage doubled in the fourth
inning. While Hill-Gustat bat-
ters went down in order. Hardee
sent 10 batters to the plate.
Elliott doubled, Harned and
Jackson both singled and Welch
tripled to deep left field. With
one away, McBride singled,


2012 HJHS Softball
Sept. 17 Avon Park Away
Sept. 20 Hill-Gustat HOME
Sept. 24 DeSoto Away
Sept. 27 Lake Placid HOME
Oct. 1 Sebring Away
Oct. 4 Avon Park HOME
Oct. 11 Hill-Gustat Away
Oct. 15 DeSoto HOME
Oct. 18 Lake Placid Away
Oct. 25 Sebring HOME
All games are at 4:30 p.m.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE

WAUCHULA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to
the Comprehensive Plan will be held and thereafter Ordinance Number 2012-08 will be
presented to the City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, for approval upon the
first reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 8th day
of October 2012, at 6:00 P.M:, or as soon thereafter as can be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Av-
enue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2012-08

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
THE AMENDMENT OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA'S 2030 COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, REVISING THE INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSERVATION, INTERGOVERN-
MENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENTS; UPDATING THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA'S TEN-YEAR WATER SUPPLY PLAN, AND REVISING THE
ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ELEMENT AND UPDATING THE 5-YEAR
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN, SAID AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS
"AMENDMENT 12-01-ESR"; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMISSION OF THIS OR-
DINANCE TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
FOR REVIEW AND A FINDING OF COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFI-
CATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a
record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a 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.
s/ Holly D. Smith
HOLLY D. SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
.Attorney for the City of Wauchula
9:27c


sector; 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899;
telephone (352) 796-7211, ext.
4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL
only), ext. A702; TDD (FL only) 1-
800-231-6103; or e-mail to ADA-
Coordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us.
If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1 (800)955-8771 (TDD) or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS: Sonya White, Office
of General Counsel, Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, 7601 Highway 301 North,
Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813)
985-7481 (Ext. 4660) (Ref OGC #
2012020). 9:27c


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 you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS: Sonya White, Office
of General Counsel, Southwest
Florida .Water Management
District, 7601 Highway 301 North,
Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813)
985-7481 (Ext. 4660) (Ref OGC #
2012013).
9:27c


Gough was safe on an error and
Gomez singled. When the dust
settled, six of the first seven
batters had crossed home plate
and Hardee led 12-0.
There was no more scoring as
the teams traded positions in the
* fifth inning and. Hiill-Gustat
was unable to score in the top of
the sixth. Hardee picked up its
second victory of the season.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH.JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY

Case No. 252012CP000068


IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

ELIZABETH A. RUMBLEY,
a/k/a ELIZABETH N. RUMBLEY,
deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ELIZABETH A. RUMB-
LEY, a/k/a ELIZABETH N. RUMB-
LEY, deceased, whose date of
death was August 12, 2011, and-
whose social security number is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873-1749. The name" and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the. dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.,

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF-DEATH IS
BARREf..

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 27,
2012.

Personal Representative:
MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN
11245 5th Street East
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
JOHN W, H. BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar No. 0650137
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PAGE ONE


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats are tied
for first place in the district


matter beating Bradenton Bay-
shore 28-6 in a rain-delayed
Homecoming game.
Bad weather moving through


the area caused the. Friday night
kickoff to be delayed until 8:15
but the Cats came out deter-
mined and scored on their first
drive of the game.
This week Hardee travels
north to take on the 1-2 Mul-
berry Panthers.
Hardee is tied for the district
lead at 1-0 with Palmetto which
beat Desoto at home 9-7 on
Friday. The fifth team in the
district, Bradenton Southeast,
has not started district play yet.
The Wildcat defense kept
Bayshore in check most of the
game.
Bradenton received to start
the game and turned the ball
over on downs when Wildcat
junior Keyon Brdwn got his
first of three sacks on the night.
Hardee took over at its 43-
.yard line and shortly faced a
fourth and two. The Wildcats
decided to go for the first down
and senior Aaron Barker broke
loose for a 49-yard touchdown
run.
Octavio Alvarez made the
PAT after taking back his kick-
ing duties after a knee injury
limited him to only playing the
field so far this season.
Bayshore was held to a three-
and-out and Hardee took over at
its 49-yard line after the punt.
Hardee soph Keyonte Holley
ripped off an 18-yard run to
start the drive and then picked
up two more first downs on the
drive with runs of 6 and 5 yards.
Barker finished off the drive
with a two-yard touchdown run.
Alvarez was good on his PAT
attempt and Hardee led 14-0
with 1:05 left in the first quar-
ter.
Hardee's defense once again
made Bayshore punt without
gaining a first down and Hardee
took over inside Bayshore terri-
tory at the 45. The 'Cats got
down inside the 10-yard line
but the drive ended when a Kris


Hardee Beats Bayshore;

Mulberry Up Next


fourth down. And. once again,
the defense denied it. This time
it was freshman Marco Deleon
coming up and tackling the
Bayshore running back one
yard short of the first down.
Hardee had to punt on its next
drive and Bayshore took over at
its 19-yard line with 5:23 left in
the game.
Brown then broke loose for
his third sack of the game and
caused a fumble that was recov-


ered by senior Kane Casso.
Three plays later, Barker scored
his third touchdown of the
game with a 14-yard run up the
middle. The Alvarez PAT made
it 28-0 with 2:06 left in the
game.
After most of the Hardee
starters had been pulled, Bay-
shore did complete a 53-yard
touchdown pass with 6 seconds
remaining but missed the PAT,
making the final score 28-6.


Johnson pass was tipped and
intercepted in the end zone.
Each team punted on their
next drive until Bayshore took
over at their 43 with just over a
minute left in the half. Hardee's
defense again forced a turnover
on downs when Brown sacked
quarterback Wesley Jackson on
a fourth down pass attempt and
Hardee took over with just 1
second left before the half.
Hardee received to start the
second half and was forced to
punt.
Bayshore took over at its 49-
yard line and picked up a cou-
ple first downs before: facing
another fourth down attempt at
the Hardee 25.
Once again the Wildcat de-
fense came up big with Jesus
Zuniga sacking the quarterback
for a four-yard loss and Hardee
took over.
Hardee then went on an
eight-play touchdown drive
capped off by Johnson dropping
back and throwing a perfect
pass to soph Derrick Graham
who dragged the defender the
last three yards over the goal
line for a 37-yard score. The
Alvarez PAT put the Cats up 21-
0 with 8:49 left in the game.
Bayshore started its next
drive from its 29-yard line and
picked up one first down before
once again trying to go for it on


Players of the Week










#2 Aaron Barker #42 Waylan Pleger
Offense Defense
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This Election is About Our Children
We Should All Be Concernedl


How Our District
Compares Statewide.
Over the past four years,
Hardee County's State Ranking,
which is based on student achievement
compared to Florida's other counties
has dropped from 49th to 60th place.


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Thursday, September 27. 2012


HARDEE BAYSHORE
PASSING COMPLETIONS,
ATTEMPTS AND
INTERCEPTIONS 3-7-1 11-25-0
PASSING YARDS 59 145
RUSHING ATTEMPTS/
YARDS 37/197 29/65
TOTAL YARDS 256 210
TURNOVERS 1 1
FIRST DOWNS 8 10
PENALTIES, LOST
YARDAGE 3-16 5-42.5
SCORING BY QUARTER:
Hardee 14 0 0 14 28
Bayshore 0 0 0 6: 6


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Destiny McCauley Named

Florida Angus Princess


The cattle industry has gained
another great representative
from Hardee County.
Destiny McCauley, 17, was
crowned Florida Angus Princess
2012 at the Florida Junior Angus
Field Day in Zephyrhills. She


will serve as an ambassador for
the Angus community.
She is the daughter of Tim and
Nell McCauley.
Destiny hopes to be a role
model for others and to inform
people about the livestock
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industry and the Florida Junior
Angus Association she is now a
part of.
In order to be crowned Angus
Princess, she had to fill out an
application relaying her back-
ground and achievements as
well as explaining how much of
the Angus process she knows
about.
She also had to write an essay
noting why she would make a
good princess and how she
would help the Angus industry if
she were to receive the crown.
After all of the essays and
applications were reviewed, a
panel df judges chose Destiny
to be the new princess.
Destiny has already repre-
sented the Angus industry at the
2012 All American Breeders
Futurity and at the' National
Junior Angus Show as affaward
presenter.
The daughter of Tim and Nell
McCauley, she began in this
business when she was 5 years
old. As a child she was given a
calf, which she raised and took
care of. Through this calf"
Destiny started tt learn, about,
the industry and soon became
very interested in it. ,
Another factor was that her
father breeds Angus cattle and
her family has worked with cat-
tle for many years. In fact, her
family owns and runs a 200-
year-old farm.
Destiny's dad bred a bull,
Avatar, which she entered into
the Florida State Fair and took
the title of Premier Angus Bull.
She says one of the best
things about this industry is the
great people she meets and all
of the traveling she gets to do.
She wants to run for State of
Florida Angus Queen and then
*hopes to go on and become
Miss American, Angus. By
doing so, she will be able to
reach more people and teach
them about the Angus industry.
Destiny is currently a junior
at Hardee Senior High School,
where she is involved with the
National Honor Society and
Future Farmers of America, for
which she is the student advisor.
She is in 4-H.
She is also very involved in
her academics. She is taking
dual-enrollment classes in
English and speech and is in
advanced placement for U.S.
history.
Destiny wants to go to col-
lege for agriculture and com-
munications with an emphasis
on public relations and market-
ing. In the future she hopes, to
get a job in the Angus associa-
tion.



Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
of Fort Meade welcomes its
new pastor, Rev. Joey Taylor,
along with his wife Janice and
their family. The congregation
of the church, at 6210 Mount
Pisgah Road, Fort ,Meade,
invites folks to come celebrate
with them.
Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.
and worship services at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday service
is at 7 p.m. There is a children's
church and nursery. Everyone is
invited to "come. out and be
blessed." For more information,
call 863-375-4409.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

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Greetings from Fort Green!
This weather is beginning to
be real nice. We did receive 1-
1/2 inches of rain last Friday
night, which we really did not
need but always thank the good
Lord for whatever He sends our
way.
I went to Sebring last Friday
to get a haircut from Sylvia
Clemmons, and Carla Gibbs
was there. It is always a pleas-
ure to get to visit with Carla, if


only for a few minutes. We
worked together, way back
when there was a First Federal
Savings & Loan in Wauchula.
She said Darrel is doing real
good after his fireworks acci-
dent this past summer. He and
his dad were putting down sod
and he was able to maneuver
the wheelbarrow. Where there
is a will there is a way! Carla
said they were all so thankful as
it could have been much worse;


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In Business
By Maria Trujillo


PRESSED & HOT Cuban sandwiches have arrived in
Zolfo Springs.
Brother Freddy's Sandwich Shop recently opened, and then
reopened, in Zolfo Springs. Original owner Freddy Cardona start-
ed the eatery as a way to bring something new to the town. Now,
after Freddy's recent and unfortunate passing, wife Maria Cardona
and their son, Joshua, have taken over the business as co-owners.
Joshua Cardona and his family have been a part of Hardee
County for 27 years, although they moved here from Avon Park
about 10 years ago.
Freddy was a pastor, thus the name Brother Freddy's, who had
a passion for helping others. He started over six churches, and
helped build an orphanage in the Philippines. Further,'he once
owned a restaurant in Highlands County.
a When Freddy Cardona didn't have a restaurant, he still found
a way to help people in'need by feeding them out of his truck.
There were times when he would go around and feed between 60
and 150 people a day.
Eventually, Cardona decided to open up another restaurant
with his son, Joshua. When looking for a place to begin, Freddy
thought Zolfo Springs would be the perfect place because he
thought it needed something fresh and new.
Josh says people should visit the shop because it serves
authentic pressed Cuban sandwiches. In fact, he drives to Tampa
twice a week to buy real Cuban bread to give it that authentic fla-
vor.
Currently, Brother Freddy's is serving a revised menu that con-
sists of Cubans, roast pork sandwiches and steak sandwiches. The
roast pork is made by cooking overnight.
Brother Freddy's is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. It will soon be opening on Saturdays, but will stay closed
on Sunday because that day is reserved for church.
Take-out is available.
Brother Freddy's is located on the corner of U.S. 17 and State
Road 66. To place a take-out order, call 735-8333.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Maria Trujillo at 773-3255 with your business news.


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Morgan could have been with
him as she usually is or it could
have gotten his face. If we look,
we can always find something
to be thankful.
We have two past-due birth-
days we need to mention. It is
almost unbelievable these are
Jennifer's grandchildren! Mad-
ison Newman turned 1 year old
on Aug. 31 and had a good time
with a Princess Party. She is
Keith's baby, and they had the
party at the park in Fort Meade.
Then Cayden Bigelow, who
belongs to Amber Sasser,
turned 1 on Sept. 7 and they cel-
ebrated with a fish fry at
Meme's home, who is Jennifer.
Marjorie and Punk Albritton,
Stephanie, Scooter and Hunter
Reid and other family and
friends were there to enjoy the
good fish and all the trimmings.
Avie and Allen Eures along
with Kaylee Hogenauer and
Tamara Griffith and other fami-
lies enjoyed the weekend at
Disney for Mickey's Not So
Scary Halloween. Kaylee said
it is sort of like trick-or-treating
and they give out candy.
When Avie was around 2,
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In Loving Memory of ADRIAN S. RODRIGUEZ
It's been a \ea tcint \lton i"h' cii one. lBu iit our
thoughts and in our iiiart. \'in ii //l a/i' and ti t'el LIc irie
on.
With those detp dtiples and that l briqli, single you used
to shine Your Love andl Fti teldship upon i Ct'~010 o VOne Inr.
We jiUt iant \o 1to knot ithati \oii u i/ t i'r be forgot-
ten we love You and muiss wiu de arl\.
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Juan Carlos and to lit Sr. Micheal Clhutnc and I,' all of
Adriatn P' / it dh and thl tir t(,imu-
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Pastor Carl Sikes


Pastor Carl Sikes and his wife Anita reside in
Hardee county and have been faithfully serving
in New Life Church for many years.


"And I will give you shepherds

according to My heart, who will feed you

with knowledge and understanding."

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Big enough to serve you...small enough to know you!


Service Times
Sunday 10AM & 6PM / Wednesday 7PM


Meeting in the American Legion Building
117 West Palmetto St. Wauchula
(863) 773-2929

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Spenser got me to take them to
the H; 'oween Carnival in
Bowliiv Green. They wanted
to stay until dark so they could
go in the "Haunted House,"
which was a semi-truck bed.
Talk about dark but it was dark!
They had a good time but I had
to get the attendants to let me
out the side door, and I was
holding Avie. She was not
scared but I was, and have
never liked that kind of enter-
tainment!
Our prayer list was extra long
at church Sunday: Arthur Wo-
mack is in a hospice house in
Ellenton, Dale Chancey is
'recovering from a heart attack,
Wesley Smith is in a Tampa
hospital, little Findlay, great-
granddaughter of Betty Waters,
is still in the hospital, and Roy
and Alma Sadler, Charlton
Sadler's brother and sister, are
both in the hospital with heart
trouble.
Others needing prayer are
Wintz Terrell, Hayden Lindsay,
Carol Sue Staton, Gerald Ab-
bott, Nancy Bracewell, and I'm
sure others that I didn't get the
names. Buck Toole is home and
able to go to Wal-Mart to buy


family of believers coming together to declare
the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as
Savior and Lord. We are a Spirit led Church that
studies the Word, putting into practice what we
learn and in the process growing together.
We would love to meet you!


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groceries so we all know he is
in better shape!
There are some good people
still in the world. My grand-
daughter, Kaylee Hogenauer,
has a miniature dachshund
named Mini, who is the sister to
my Rascal. Mini took a long
stroll to Hardee Lakes last
week. I had looked everywhere
for her when she did not run out
to greet me when I went over to
their house. I thought she was
gone for good, but that after-
noon late a man called Sherman
from Lakeland.
He had been Nile perch fish-
ing at Hardee Lakes and Mini


was there, and every time she
went down to drink water, a big
10-foot gator headed for her.
The man took her home and
called the animal control or the
vet to get,the owner from her
rabies tag. Thank the Lord for
good folks! I really was upset
thinking about what must have
happened to Mini.
Lots of Fort Green youth
were in the parade, Makayla
Chancey, Brianna Waters, Holly
Brown, Austin and Ciara Smith
and Karson Goodwyn to name a
few.
Please pray for one another
and our nation.


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Butch is a young, male Siamese.
He is Chocolate Point in color and has blue eyes.
He has a short coat with a long tail..
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.
I


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Dustin Robert Paxton. 29,
Wauchula. and Cynthia Anne
Dellepere. 32. Wauchula.
Juan Madrigal-Soberano. 33.
Wauchula. and Cristina Ag-
uirre, 28, Wauchula.
Charles Ruhl Best, 30,
Wauchula,.and Lindsey Erin St.
Romain, 28, Avon Park.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Stephen Framer, voluntary dis-
missal.
Valencia Garden Apartments
vs. Diego Acevedo and Lizbeth
Leon, judgment for removal of
tenant.

There was no misdemeanor
court as it was trial week.
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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 Monday October 1, 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.city-
ofwauchula.com.

The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.

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

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

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk 9:27c



INVITATION TO BID


COUNTY ROAD 634 (SWEETWATER ROAD)

WIDENING AND BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Sealed bids for the construction of Sweetwater Road (CR 634) will be received by the
Hardee County Purchasing Director until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 30, 2012, local
time at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which time they will be opened
and read aloud in the office of the Hardee County Public Works Department.

Hardee County is seeking a qualified contractor to provide labor, materials and equipment
to complete milling and resurfacing of 4.676 miles of existing two lane rural highway, ex-
tending cross-drains where specified, replacing existing side-drains and mitered ends and
installing new signage and striping. The existing lanes will be widened to ten (10) feet
and the existing timber bridges will be replaced with concrete span bridges. The road-
way/project shall be left in a neat and clean condition. All workmanship and materials
shall be in conformance with the Florida Department of Transportation Standard Specifi-
cations for Road and Bridge Construction (2010) and the Design Standards for Design,
Construction, Maintenance and Utility Operations on the State Highway System (2010).

Copies of the plans and specifications may be obtained from the office of the Engineer,
Aim Engineering and Surveying, Inc., 5802 Breckenridge Pkwy., Suite 100, Tampa, FL
33610, upon payment of $100.00, which.includes sales tax, for each set. This fee is non-
refundable. Contact Jim Toombs, P.E., at (813) 627-4144. Plans and specifications will
be available beginning at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

Contractors submitting bid proposals must obtain bid documents from the Engineer
for bid to be considered. Contractors submitting bid proposals must submit proposals
on all work items in the contract to be considered a responsive bidder.

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at
2:00 P.M. local time at the Hardee County Division of Public Works, 205 Hanchey
Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

The Public Construction bond and specified insurance are required to be secured from
or countersigned by an agency of the surety or insurance company, which agency shall
have an established place of business in Florida and be duly licensed to conduct business
therein.

Bids shall be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words "BID ENCLOSED" and
the Bidder's name clearly marked on the outside.thereof. The bid package shall contain
one (1) original and two (2) copies. Bids received after 2:00 P.M., October 30, 2012,
local time will be returned unopened.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID,
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interests of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior
to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
bids in whole or in part, with or without cause, to adjust the Quantities for budgetary pur-
poses and/or to accept the bid that is judged to be in the best interest of the County and
may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend be-
yond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.

Minor Bryant, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
9:27c


CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Robert V. Anderson vs. Ken-
neth Tucker, secretary, state
Department of Corrections,
petition for review of inmate
situation.
Leticia Campos and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Alfonso Cortez, petition for
an administrative child support
order.
Christina Linda Davila and
DOR vs. Davie Rodriguez, peti-
tion for an administrative child
support order.
Hugh Kunselman vs. Rick
Scott, governor, et al, petition
for review of inmate situation.
Gloria Jean Litton and Jerry
Litton Jr., divorce.
Deutsche Bank National-
Trust vs. Herbert A. Thompson,


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Victoria L. Thompson el al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Justin Aron Turner and
Crystal Lynn Pons, order.
Socorro Martinez DeLoera
and Jose DeJesus DeLoera',
order.
Bank of New York Mellon
vs. Roberto Servin et al, volun-
tary dismissal.
Jessica Estrada vs. Erick
Estrada, amended injunction for
protection and termination of
child support.
Jema Cuevas and DOR vs.
Michael Lee Salas, child sup-
port order.
Norma Lopez and DOR vs.
Ernest Wayne Wheeler, child
support order.
Kathleen J. Whaley and
DOR vs. Roger G. Thornton Jr.,
order.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

The City will hold a special election for a seat on the 'City Commission on
Tuesday, November 6, 2012,
coinciding with the national elections. The period of filing qualifications by persons seeking
this seat will commence on Monday, October 8th at 8:30 a.m., and will end on Friday,
October 12th at 5:00 p.m. The seat's term will end on September 30, 2014.

Pamela S Northup,
City Clerk
9:27c



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT

ORDINANCE 2012-06B

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2012-06B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 8th day. of
October 2012, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person
may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordi-
nance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2012-06B

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY 9.763
ACRES LOCATED ON EAST MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873,
DESIGNATED AS THE "REVELL PROPERTY", FROM COUNTY "C-2" AND-"R-
1" TO CITY "C-2 HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL/LIGHT MANUFACTURING"; PRO-
VIDING FjR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN'EFFECTIVE DATE. '

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

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


9:27c


s/ Holly D. Smith
HOLLY D. SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


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


IORDINANCE 2012-06BEXHIBI


Michael Grider vs, Kenneth
S. Tucker, D. W. Lawrence et
al, innate appeal denied.
Leann Michelle Barwick and
John Larry Barwick Jr., 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:
Wauchula State Bank to
Charles J. and Penny A.
Johnson, $76,000.
Federal Home Loan Mort-
gage Corp. to Joseph W. Mason,
$61,000.
Marc S. Racklin as represen-
tative to Jerry and Andrea
Dance, $150,000.
John Conner III and
Margaret J. Updike to Charles
R. and Lilian D. Jenkins,
$325,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Gregg W. and
Mary E. Ludlam, $32,000.










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motor, polling platform, Bimini
top. 1 owner, used in freshwater
only 2 weeks a year. $4,900. 863-
781-2059. 9:27,10:4p


EXPERIENCE IN METAL ROOF-
ING or steel building, erection,
clean background, must be able
to obtain a U.S. Passport, must
travel, 863-781-4465. 9:27-10:4p
DRIVER: LOCAL, great pay & ben-
efits. Home every day. Pd.
Holidays/Vac., 401k, CDL-A, w/X
end. School grads. accepted.
866-358-3937. 9:20-10:18p
PART-TIME FUNERAL ATTEN-
DANT wanted no experience
needed, but helpful. Must be able
to work flexible hours and live in
Hardee County. Must have valid
drivers license and appropriate
dress clothing. Please send
resume to P.O. Box 1288,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 9:20,27c
BI-LINGUAL SECRETARY, No
Phone Callsl Apply in person,
Hill's Auto World, across from
Presco In Bowling Green.
9:20,27c
CAREGIVER/STAFF, CPR Certi-
fled, experience a plus. Apply:
Southern Oaks 157 Will Duke Rd..
See Sunni. 9:20tfc


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COUTHI 600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
FLORIDA (863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
1" State College http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN STUDENT ADVOCATE
A part-time, grant-funded position responsible for developing
relationships in the school system and. with affiliate
organizations to ensure successful program completion by all.
students. Position is based in Hardee County. Bachelor's
degree required. Significant experience or educational
background in the areas of child psychology, education, or
social work preferred. Ability to use verbal and written commu-
nication effectively, and to demonstrate professional appear-
ance/demeanor at all times is required. Bilingual
(Spanish/English) preferred. Hourly rate: $15.00. Deadline:
October 1, 2012. Please visit our website for details.
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net


Doris Lambert
Renovated and Move-In Ready! 3B/1Bth, 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/lBth, CB home located on 5 lots in Zolfo
Springs. $40,000
COMMERCIAL LOT BOWLING GREEN -
140x135 highly visible lot near post office and
Hwy. 17. $13,000


2B/1Bth M/H with carport, well and septic. 2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
$30,000 storage shed. $35,000

S3, SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker o
ASSOCIATES
DELOIS JOHNSON 781-2360 CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518 -


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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (8631773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
www. jmseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker


Shane Conley


Shane Conley


33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately.
Total price $360,000.

20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
operation. Zoned FR.

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!


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


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Each office independently owned and operated.
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Robert Hinerman.
227-0202


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Nancy Craft
832-0370


COUNTRY! COUNTRY!! This 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath D/W/M/H Is located on 15.2 Acres in
Duette, Fl. Priced @ $126.900

LET IT ALL BEGIN!! Joys of Home
Ownership starts here with this lovely 3
Bredroom, 1 Bath home including appli-
ances, heat and air, ready to move in. PRICE
REDUCED $50.000

THE CLOCK IS TICKING!! Don't let time run
out on this special buy!! $159.900 gets you
a beautiful 3 BR, 2 Bath brick home located
in the country. Call Todayll

PAMPERED!! Loving owners have attended
to every need of this 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home. From the plumbing to electric the
kitchen the roof and more. A well taken care
of home for $72.000

TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE!! 2 Bedroom, 1.5
Bath possible owner financing with as little
as $4.000 down, and located at 711 E. Oak
St. Call Gary for more information.

NEW LISTING!! $49.000 for this One Acre
Highway Frontage property At Seven Mile
Point. Call Today!!

Huqqed Your House Today? You Will When
You Move Into this 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths,
country home with large LR, DR, and
kitchen, enjoy the beautiful brick fireplace
in this 2,115 living area home. Includes two
car garage, lots of amenities, sits on fenced
5 acre tract with barn and out buildings. Call
to see today! Only $199,000

PRICE REDUCTION!! $89.500 3/2 CB home
with new roof, A/C unit, kitchen and appli-
ances. To see it for yourself, Call Robert
today!!

Building Lot outside of City Limits. This 1
acre tract in Anderson Subdivision is ready
for a new home to be built. Call today.
$25.000


PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
(F/T) Application review begins
10/23/12. Please visit http://sfsc.-
interviewexchange.com for
detailed position posting. 863-
784-7132. EA/EO. 9:27,10:4c
BOOKKEEPER Must be bilin-
gual, experience a plus, but not
necessary. Apply in person at 120
N. 4th Ave., Wauchula. 9:27p
ELDERLY MAN looking for live-in
housekeeper, 863-261-7111.
9:27-10:4p


OLDER 3BR 1 BATH, laundry
room, large family room, 2 car
carport and garage. Aluminum
siding on almost 3/4 acre,
Bowling Green, 863-375-2560.
9:27p


22 SPRINGFIELD rifle with high
powered scope sale or trade for
small handgun, 863-832-3279.
9:27,10:4p
COMPLETE CABINET BUSINESS
all tools and Inventory, $9,000,
863-245-6954. 9:20-10:18p



YORKIE PUPPIES $200-$450,
shots, health certificates, 773-
4308. 9:27p
FREE MALE Jack Russell, 18
weeks, 1st shots, 863-448-6707.
9:27nc
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


C.N.A./LPN/RN

Need a Change? If you're dependable, caring,
and want more than a job ... We want you!

Apply in person at:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
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OTUrT 600 West College Drive
LO RIUTH A Avon Park, FL 33825
FLORIDA (863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
State College http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com
PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
A full-time, (10-month) faculty position to teach Psychology and
related courses starting in January, 2013. Master's degree in
Psychology (or 18 graduate semester hours in Psychology and
a Master's degree) required: Doctorate preferred. Post-
secondary teaching and distance learning experience strongly
preferred. Related field experience highly desirable. Competitive
salary plus a 'comprehensive benefits package, including
retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick ,leave.
Qualified minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application review begins October 23, 2012. Please visit our
website to apply.
SFSC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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702 SOUTH 6tAVENUE, WAUCHULA
(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com


Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


NEW LISTINGI! 11.5 Acre Country Home
convenient to shopping and schools. 3 BR,
1 Bath large LR, and enclosed back porch,
DR all kitchen appl. Upgraded 2010, large
gas fire place, one car carport, two outbuild-
ings, fenced and cross-fenced presently
used for cattle, new yard fence, 200 mg main
Breaker upgraded for generator, new septic
drain field: All of this for $155.000 Call
Nancy for Preview
Check out this 5 acres of peaceful paradise
property with a 3 BR, 2 bath D/W/M/H that's
secluded and yet Just 10 Minutes from town.
Priced ( $89.500
JUST ADD FURNITURE! In this 3 Bedroom,
2 Bath CB/Stucco home that has 1,425 sq ft
living area with car port, heating and cooling
and within.city limits. Call to see today! Only
$59.900' %
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Automotive
mechanic shop on .6 acres. Includes 3 lifts,
a large air compressor, 2400 SF In mechan-
ic building and 624 SF in office building.
Close to US Hwy 17. Great investment
potential. $169.900
Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners has approved this 5 acre
tract of land for mulit-family SFR homes.
Property is currently zoned Residential-1 (R-
1) and location is only 2 miles from Main
street. $75.000
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 stor-
age space, open plan of LR, DR and kitchen
with curved counter makes this an enjoyable
place to entertain. Extra outdoor storage
building. Fenced pasture with well, security
windows and doors, $252.500.
Looking For Just The Right House? 3 BR, 2
Bath, LR, w/raised ceilings, kitchen fully fur-
nished, all appliances Included, central H/A,
breakfast room w/pantry, DR, pass-thru win-
dow from kitchen, LR 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. c19:27c


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.)


RENTAL Secure, newer 1 bedroom. 1 bath
apartment located in town. Washer and dryer
included. $600/month
Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. $79,000!
58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100
10 acres on Charlie Creek. Beautiful property
south of Zolfo Springs. Asking $90,000







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The


Classifieds


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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 free of parasites, tfc-dh

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5 1/2 ACRE JUNK YARD, car lot &
parts. Angelo Martinez, 863-832-
0994, Triangle Auto Salvage.
9:27-1 0:25p


UTILITIES INCLUDED, nice small
furnished efficiency apartment in
Wauchula. $500 per month, $200
deposit and references required.
863-832-0676. 9:27,10:4p
AVON PARK 3/2 A/C heating,
screened inground pool, fenced
1/2 acre lot, $850 monthly, $500
security, 863-781-0177. 9:27tfc
SECURE 1 BR, 1 BA apartment.
Washer & Dryer. $600/monthly,
773-0060. "9:27c
THREE BEDROOM TWO BATH,
$800 plus deposit, no pets, 832-
1984. 9:20-10:18p
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
CA/H, no pets. $500 plus deposit,
832-1984. 9:20-10:18p
3 BR/ 2 BA, very nice house, good
condition, nice area in Wauchula,
$750, 1 st/ last/ security. 781-2708,
leave message. 9:20-10:18p
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc


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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


20,000 SQ.FT., Various cities,
Hardee County, Highway 17, Main
Street, 773-6616. 9:13-10:11p
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


AG-BARNS, pump sheds, fence,
cowpens, Duke Platt, 863-202-
6465, CRC058080. 8:16-10:25c


YOUR TIRE HEADQUARTERS
5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green L
375-44661
New Tire Changer & Balancer
R l Con Do 26" Wheels
TERRY MONDAY SATURDAY 8 am 6 pm MIK
/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions WI




We offer the BEST and MOST AFFORDABLE
computer services in Wauchula! Free Diagnosis!
-Computer, Cell Phone, TV..& Electronics Repair
-Electronics Sales & Installations .
-Security Cameras & Systems
*Fax & Notary Services -Computer Classes.
863-767-1520 www.PcEmpire.Org
748 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula


HOUSE CLEANING, reliable,
dependable, references available.
Shawna, 863-832-0130.
9:27-10:25p
DIESEL TANK CLEANING 500 &
1000 gal. Remove algae and
water. Rick's Tank Cleaning, 863-
781-2767. .9:27-10:25p
WANTED/WORK, full or P/T grove
work, pasture work, mowing
lawns or most anything, 735-2801
or cell 941-204-0481. 9:27p
30 YEAR home owners with 2
small dogs need small house with
short term lease, fenced yard a
plus, call Dana at 218-232-3791.
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
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. 'tfc-dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
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


ZOLFO SPRINs BUY HERE
S 735-0188 'L E
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REAL ESTATE
Heartland Real Estale Corp.
3200 US HA. 27 S, Suite 201
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 382-3887


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WE HAVE BUYERS FOR GROVES
CALL MIKE TODAY!
11.65 ACRES RE DY FOR YOUR DREAM HOME.
2 miles from Ilon. paled road, large oaks. pond, fenced. & 4" well.
Call likelyy $99.000
EAST HARDEE COUNTY HOME ON 224 ACRES
4 bedroom. 2 bath, beautiful ranch style home, fenced, mature
oaks. feeding barns. 40 \ 40 barn, great kitchen.
Call Pam Cooper "'. 863-4114-49'0 for more information!


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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


MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large Items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:29tfc
DUE TO THE DEATH of my hus-
band, James "Ron" Bryant, we
have closed Indefinitely. ESTATE
SALE Friday, Saturday at Sandy's
Produce. 9:27p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8 am-2 pm,
2215 Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula.
S9:27p


FRIDAY 8-? Purses, clothes,
shoes, glassware, home decor,
collectables, crafts, sewing, big
Disney items. All cheap prices,
must go. 539 Terrell Rd. 9:27p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 6 miles east
of town,,tum left on Cracker Lane,
right on Seminole Trail. 9:27p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Community-
Wide, Lynn Street, Bowling
Green. Lots of clothes, furniture,
misc. 9:27p
SATURDAY, 7am. Teenage Items.
408 North 8th Ave., Wauchula.
9:27p
BIG YARD SALE; Saturday, 8-?,
3068 Golfview Drive. Kids
clothes, furniture, toys, house-
hold, misc. 9:27p
LOTS OF BABY Items, clothes.
New winter clothes, electric
stove, beds, living room sets.
Beside Double J. Men come in
Friday for your FREE cap. 9:27c
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 7-? 1180
Knollwood Circle. Little bit of
everything. 9:27p


Large Selection of
Cars to Choose From,


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701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula

Senta iOfic Hours

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM 4:00 PM


(863) 773-3809
TDD 800-955-8771
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Kenny Sanders
(863) 781-0153


REALTORS
SJOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listingsat--
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Well maintained 2BR/2BA MH
on 2 wooded acs, set back from
SR 66 w/beautiful oaks for
seclusion. $55,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
Great home in Popash area on
2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
$138,000!
Paradise: Little Gasparilla
Island-Beach Condo. 2BR/2BA,
Gulf front. $229,000!
38.5 acs on the Peace River
w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines &
palmettos! Pole barn &
2BR/2BA MH. $479,900!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
w/paved rd frontage. Great for
pasture, farming or homesite.
$49,500!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs
zoned industrial on Hwy 17.
$399,000!


PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in
NE Desoto Co;' deer, turkey,
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks,
improved pasture, pond &
creek. NOW $190,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Commer-
cial property on US17! 38 stor-
age units w/partial roof, city
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"!
NOW $200,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Triple-
wide MH of 3,314 square feet.
This home has many amenities
and sits on a nice 5 acre tract.
$95,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
62. NOW $60,000!
3BR/1BA home in Wauchula
w/separate, potential income
producing, 24'x24', 1BR/1BA,
CB apartment. $35,000!


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.
WAUCHULA 1.25 Acre res lot at the dead end Lots of trees for
privacy Culvert Priced at $12,900
WAUCHULA Building Lot! 2.03 Acres on Kazen Rd. Just min-
utes from Wauchula. Priced at $34,900


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KENNY SANDE)RS.........781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL---. 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS.......990-3093 MONICA REAS..... --.781-0888
DAVID ROYAL...............781-3490 JNIMY EDENFIELD--448-2821
93 HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH. WALICHULA. FL 33873
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Organize garages, small repairs, junk removal, etc.
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September 27, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo


Well, Football fans, it was a great weekend of college football.
On the national scene, Oklahoma went down to Kansas St., LSU
was not'impressive with a 12-10 win over Auburn, Rich Rod was
exposed by the Oregon Ducks, West Virginia was played very
tough by Maryland, Ohio St. 29-15 over UAB was laughable,
Oregon St. made a claim to the Top 25 beating UCLA, and Florida,
Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi St. all took care of busi-
ness. FSU gave up 37 points to Clemson, questioning the strength
of the defense, but the offense looked solid putting up 49. Finally,-
after beating two average Big 10 teams from Michigan, now we
have to listen to the talking heads on ESPN telling us how Notre
Dame is back.
Florida has an open date and two weeks to get ready for the
LSU invasion at the Swamp. After LSU struggling with a 12-10
win over hapless Auburn, the Gators must have more confidence in
preparing for the Tigers. The Gator Nation is now getting comfort-
able with Jeff Driskel after watching him develop over the 4-0
stretch. LSU; South Carolina, Georgia and FSU all coming up is a
daunting murders row for the Gators.
USF should have had a great season with the senior-laden
team of 2012. Watching the Bulls throw away the lead in the last
minute to a Mid-American Conference team was heartbreaking.
This week, FSU comes to Raymond James to take on the Bulls.
The Seminoles have a few seniors who will remember that 17-7
loss to USF in Tallahassee back in 2009 .The Ray Jay may look like
more like a Chicago Slaughter House than a football venue as the
Bulls get butchered.
The Mid-American Conference is having a banner season in
2012. The Ohio's and Ball St's often get overlooked but this season
they have gained attention. Ohio has beaten Penn St. Ball St. has
wins over Indiana and USF. Central Michigan beat Iowa, Western
Michigan beat Connecticut, and Northern Illinois beat Big 12
Kansas. Reminds one of 1995, Northwestern went 10-1 winning
the Big 10 Championship. They beat Michigan, Penn St. and Notre
Dame that year but lost to Miami of Ohio. Maybe the MAC is sim-
ply the Big 10 with smaller stadiums?
Now Let's Look at This Weeks Bill O' Fare ..
1. FSU at USF This went from an anticipated matchup to
a serious mismatch over the last two weeks for sure. FSU 65 USF
13.
2. Baylor at West Virginia Unbeaten teams from the Big 12 .
meet for the first time ever as this is the Mountaineers' opening
game in the new conference. The quarterbacks in this game are
ranked number one and two in total offense.Their offenses average
over 500 yards per game but their defenses rank 113 for Baylor and
103 for WVU. Geno Smith and Nick Florence will both have a
field day. West Virginia 66 Baylor 49.
3. Marshall at Purdue Marshall QB Rakeem Cato leads the
nation in passing but the ground game amassed 334 yards against
Rice. The Herd ranks 7th in offense nationally overall and should
put up enough points to beat Purdue. Marshall 31 Purdue 24.
4. Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech Maybe the Yellow
Jacket, can hold on and win this one. They have "donated" wins to
both Virginia Tech and Miami. Georgia Tech 35 MTSU 13.
5. North Carolina St. at Miami a pair of 3-1 teams meet in
Miami. The Wolfpack goes howling home at 4-1. North Carolina
St. 33 Miami 28.
6. Missouri at UCF Tigers get away from the SEC and take
a needed u in in the FloridJ sunshine before el uining to SEC Wars.
'1 soKm cnur'1 34 Cf '".. 1
S 7 Akans.i, at Texas A&M.- Aggies hopefully are not tak-
ing the Hogs foit granted but a team that loses to Rutgers the week
before makes you go hum. Texas A&M 34 Arkansas 17.
8. Towson St. at LSU Tigers come back refocused. LSU 58
Towson 7.
9. Tennessee at Georgia Volunteers hit the Top 25 but now
have.fallen back. The Dawgs are barking their way in the Top 10.
Georgia 38 Tennessee 16.
10. South Carolina at Kentucky UK is NOW serious! The
calendar is almost in October and the faithful are excited for the
beginning' of basketball season. South Carolina 42 UK 7.
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Savannah St. game may be the cause. Texas 40 OSU 27.
12. Mississippi at Alabama Tide will roll again. Alabama
57 Ole Miss 13.
13. Clemson at Boston College Tigers regroup with an
easy win in New England. Is there any way -..-.Aison can take out
that UPS commercial with the Doug Flutie pass? It is really
overblown and worn out. Clemson 63 BC 13.
14. Ohio St. at Michigan St. ESPN Gameday must have
been impressed with the Spartans come-from-behind win over
Eastern Michigan. They will be at this game on Saturday. OSU did
whip UAB by 2 touchdowns as well! Ohio St. 33 Michigan St. 23.
15. TCU at SMU Horned Frogs Ribbit past the Mustangs.
TCU 47 SMU 17.
16. Wisconsin at Nebraska Badgers have had some bad
luck with injuries. Huskers have been impressive so far in 2012.
Nebraska 40 Wisconsin 21.
17. Oregon St. at Arizona Can the Beavers win in the
desert? Does Rich Rod's squad put the other Oregon team out of
mind? Arizona 38 Oregon St. 31.
18. Washington at Tampa Still trying to understand the
play calling against Dallas. RG3 makes his first Tampa appear-
ance! Washington 24 Tampa 21.
19. Miami at Arizona Fish in the desert? Arizona 27 Miami
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officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Sept. 23, a robbery/holdup on Steve Roberts Special, a fight
on Rainey Boulevard and a theft on Maxwell Drive were reported.
Sept. 22, James Craig Baldwin, 24, of 975 Terrie Terrace, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with lar-
ceny petit theft.
Sept. 22, Berristina Debree Kersey, 26, of 3048 Creek Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Sept. 22, a residential burglary on Carlton Street, a vehicle
stolen on Platt Road, a robbery/holdup on East Main Street and a
theft on U.S, 17 North were reported.
Sept. 21, Shannon Renee Parker, 20, of 410 N. Walker Ave.,
Avon Park, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
Sept. 21, residential burglaries on Webb Road and on
Chamberlain Boulevard, and thefts on North Florida Avenue and'
Sandpiper Drive were reported.
Sept. 20, residential burglaries on Palmetto Street and on
Melear Dairy Road were reported.
Sept. 19, residential burglaries on Fish Branch Road and on
.Hyde Street. a tag stolen on Old Dixie Highway, and thefts on U.S.
17 Noith and on LI S 17 South Ue,'ee reportedO,.:.
Sept. 18, Richard Erik Wiseman, 38, of 5961 Jerry Road,
Norfolk, Va., and Steven Morris Heggen, 44, of 5729 Cheyenne
Circle, Virginia Beach, Va., were arrested by Dep. Jeremy
Brandeberry and each charged with possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sept. 18, Darlene Hughes King, 51, of 732 Sandpiper Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with
battery and resisting arrest without violence.
Sept. 18, Kimberly Sue Carroll, 32, of 135 Carlton St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Sept. 18, Lashonda Barbitt Baker, 37, of 838 Pleasant Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by-Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with battery.
Sept. 18, Fatema Renee Mariner, 32, of 1542 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Thomas Souther on a charge of


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Sept. 18, fights on Griffin/Sweetgum roads, and on East Main
.Street. and thefts on U.S. 17 North, Prines Road, and U.S. 17 North
(second location), were reported.
Sept. 17, Ricardo Maldanado-Aceves, 37, of 4522 Dixiana
Dr., Bowling Green, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear
in court;
Sept.. 17, Steven Howell Richardson, 19, of 1952 Morgan
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of
violation of probation.
Sept. 17, James Bryan Ellis, 32, of 799 LaPlaya Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with larceny
theft and dealing in stolen property.
Sept. 17, burglary of a conveyance on David Court, a fight on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue/Peterson Street, and a theft on
Lincoln Street were reported.
WAUCHULA
Sept. 23, a theft on East Townsend Street and criminal mis-
chief on East Summit Street were reported.
Sept. 21, criminal mischief on West Main Street was reported.
Sept. 20, Christopher Mark Tindell, 34, of 317 N. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Aron Thomas and charged with
violation of Pretrial Release.
Sept. 20, a theft on East Bay.Street was reported.
Sept. 18, Kevin McQueen, 51, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Gabe Garza and charged with trespass-
ing failure to leave property upon request.
Sept. 17, James Thomas Ritchey, 55, of 157 Will Duke Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with tres-
passing failure to-leave property upon request.
Sept. 17, a residential burglary on South Seventh Avenue and
a theft on LaPlaya Drive were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 23, a residential burglary on Lake Branch Road was
reported.
Sept. 22, a vehicle stolen on Orange Street was reported.
Sept. 19, a theft on Mason-Dixon Avenue was reported.


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Old Medicine
Unwanted or expired hu-
man and pet medications
can be safely disposed of on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at several locations.
Medications should be
placed in a clear air-tight
sealed plastic bag.. For more
information, call Suzanne
Lambert, Coalition for sub-
stance Abuse Prevention, at
767-0401.
Locations for medication
drop-offs are the Hardee
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E. Summit St., Wauchula;
Bowling Green Police De-
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Bowling Green; Zolfo
Springs substation, 104 Fifth
St., East, Zolfo Springs; and
the' Wauchula Police De-
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
W/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
MONDAY, Oct. 1
VWauchula City Com-
mission, monthly workshop
and CRA workshop, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY. OCT. 4
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,,
Room 102, Courthouse
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8B The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2012


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of Stale of the State of Florida, do hqreby 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.-.
Baltot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State 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
care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or
an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-
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.-
(a) To reserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own
he.afth.g.ar e
(1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or emolover to
purchase, obtain. or otherwise provide for health care coverage.
(2_A.lr.sanL.or.ao eployee. maIpy y.e.diLrgeWrtlyf la lwus .ha[t sate r-_
not be required to pav penalties or taxes for paving directly for lawful health care serv-
ices. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services
person or an employer for lawful health care services.
(b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may
0aLb.e..a}.0.istb..d..b..law..op.r.u.l.v,..
(c) This section does not:
(1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or pro-
(2i Affect which health care services are permitted by law.
(3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers' compensation.
LAffctJa .rrule i effect as of Mach 1. 0.
(5) Affect the terms Oconditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms

ment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, excePt that this sec-
tion may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract.
t.v!iwork.agreement.Lr otheLR_ r...gJYdr....fl .i.tiAfLa.iuaiyy Ay ,
coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges.
(6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house
Q.f.th e .a .r..e..a..!.r..tbe .ff..e..!.y e.. J . .
the public necessity that justifies an exception from this section.
(d) As used in this section, the term:
C-IE _.Go-Qo lP" incJudef ti iml.oijtion of.p_qna&tie.o.x
(2) "Direct payment" or "paY 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 of 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
extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at
the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or
businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services.


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SECTION 19. Staia avenue limitation.-
a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.-Except as provided in thissection. state rev-
enuescolleted n.in.asc.SaLyrare limited. aslJows: ;,
1 For the 2014-2015 fiscal year. state revenues are limited to an amount equal to
the state revenues collected during the 2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied by the sum of
the adjustment.fro fr.gwth lus four one-hundredths : .
(2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount eaual to
the state revenue limitation for fiscal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the ad-
L stm en tfr o r r.r w .Lus ..h.B re o_q .:hun.d re~dt.hs. '
u ) For the 2016-2017 fiscal vyer, state revenues arelimited to an amount eaual to
the'state revenue limitation for fiscal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the'sum.of the ad-
jstmLent frgr j.thpglstwLo. .ne:h.undredths.
Sor the 2017-2018 fiscal year state revenues are limited to-an amount eoual to
the state revenue limitation for fiscal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the ad-
i.ustiment foLrgrpwth .plus onegeo-huindredth.
(51 For th'e"2018-2019 fiscal year and thereafter. state revenues are limited to an
amount eoual to the state revenue limitation for the previous fiscal-year multiplied by

f(6 'The adjustment for Growth for a fiscal year shall be determined by March 1 ore-
ceding the fiscal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment, for
g.owthi.is_.triinerdfo afisat.ea Ljtma_ i hanged._Ab r5jnvi5ns to the





ticiation in a state-funded educationfinance rora r, if the minimum financial effort
is no lonoer reuire, turned to taxpayers as provided by general law.
T ._(QAIT RlTYOE..TE .LE_ RE OINREASE TH RN E L.LIMJTA-
(1 The state revenue limitation for any fiscal year mabe increased by a two-thirds
the bill increasing the revenue limitation the increased revenue limitation enacted under.
this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future fiscal years.
fifths vote of the membership of each house of the legslature. Increases to the revenue
limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the rev-
(3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and
must set forth the dollar amount by whih the state revenue limitation will be increased..
house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor.
(d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITA-
T.ON._-JTh.Le.sJatiur.nrmayppose.an.ncrea..sgJnt.rh.etate revenue imtj suat
to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fifths vote of the membership-of each
house, The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general
el.,eagld J I re.h n..nI .y .d. .ayt.a.frb ..e-s.-i. thhecustodijn0 f'
state records. However, the legislature may submit the orooosed increase at an earlier
special election held more than ninety days after it is filed with the custodian of state
rm So urdsu uan.tsaw oasw e c.t---c natby il-be i sfm.. fatj- .y..v e -Jbst We m
ership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollaramount
hu which the state-revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the"


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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 9f Article VII and the creation
of Section 32 of Article XII of 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:
:...ARTICLE VII:.
FINANCE AND TAXATION -.,'::.;
S-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, th- "otaran "2D 2 r::id-nt 'f thi- -to at t. tlm- of ,tanrig th- m-lit".y --r::
ef the -Unitcd tate, 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 lf ree
don"y t Itho tim: of ,nrI.tr:n military o:'i, 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 oh.ll tol :. ff:l
D::.m.. r 7, 206. is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32, Veterans disabled due to combat injury: homestead property tax
discourit.-,The amendment to subsection (el of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the
combat injury shall take effect January 1 2013.

NO.3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.-

Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the 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 thevoters. 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; .. .. p.....; .tot: .. -.. : l.imtatio:n-.--
(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
and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes.
(c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of 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,


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jislature-shall. by general law: pre-


n. theterm:
lount eaual to the average for the previ-
:or and the population factor.
equal to one olus the percent change in
umer Price Index. The term "Consumer
or All Urban Consumers. U.S. city aver-
all items) as published by the United
jex ceases to exist, the legislature shall
equal to one plus the percent change in


population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. -or purposes
of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the state's official population es-
timates shall be used.
(4) "State revenues" means taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services
imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state gov-
emment. However, the term "state revenues" does not include: revenues that are nec-
essary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of
bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1. 2012: revenues that are used to pro-
vide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues
used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and
with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after
July 1. 1994: proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes: receiptsof the Florida
Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and'Citizens Prpe titnRbtaoeeiCe TpatfloneaiptshTf4f
public universities and colleges: balancescatrriedffowanft.m priorWielta R yeal;taxeiQl.
fees. licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by local, regional. or school dis-
trict governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees. licenses, fines, and charges fyifsehy.l'
ices authorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6. 2011.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Staterevenue limitation.-The amendment to Section 1 and the cre-
ation of Section 19 of Article VII. revising the state revenue limitation, and this section
take effect upon approval by the electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state
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 DECLINE; REDUCTION
FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED RE-
PEAL.-
Ballot Summary:
(1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assess-
ments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section
27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments..
(2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead
and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property
decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general
law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property
may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property
on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to
changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed
as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the:vot-
ers. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference
primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 gen-
eral election, shall take effect January 1, 2013.
(3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual
changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect
upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the
2012 presidential, preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012,
or,.if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1.. 20,13. ,
(4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions'
specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to'every person who estab-
lishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution *
within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property
in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied.
The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all leviesexcept school district levies.
The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the.homestead property's
just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional home-
stead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the media just value of all home-
stead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar
year immediately preceding January 1 of the year,the homestead is established. The
additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the. prop-
erty. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year
by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additionalexemption received
in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference be-
tween the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property.determined
under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption
shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies
to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special
election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property pur-
chased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general elec-.
tion. The additional.exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it
is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval;by the voters. If ap-
proved at a special election held on the date of the 2012-presidential preference primary,
it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general elec-
tion, takes effect January, 1,2013.
(5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take,
effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted'in 2008 which limit annual assess-
ment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until
2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the
voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be pre-
scribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, pro-
vided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by
general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reason-
able definitions specified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified
by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. ,
(c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in
trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value,
may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 ef tlhio0e iele
shall have their homestead assessed at jut. vlu: .: o. Jo-..uF- 4 1 of th *Ayo- follow:
t-^ :ff,:..A ,,: da,: :n ..l;so ommTn. -Th:i aoccm::t .l.l a, on:y a; s provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be ehenged annually on
January 1 4ebf each year.: .bt tho .h Ago- in a.o.---:.mt
a. A chance in an assessment may e.al-not exceed the lower of the following-
1.-'Three percent J3%W of the assessment for the prior year.
2-- The percent change in.the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers,
U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor jndx fepefe-for the preceding
calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics.
b. The legislature may provide by general law that. except for changes, additions.
reductions, or improvements to homestead proerty assessed as provided in paragraph
(5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just
value of the property on the preceding January 1.
(2) An-Ne assessment may not ehel exceed just value.
(3) After a ny change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the pro-
visions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 14et of


,by- e-tC-7okr the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of pa:
ei.a-..ot.ein graph (8) apply. That assessment shall eoly change gily as provided in this subsec-
7; .... ... ,-- l~' tion.
.. her -a4efr (5) Changes, additions,,reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall
.-u'ee" -mOean be assessed as provided for by general law.J pride, However, after the adjustment
on i.eldi' '-il for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as
.o..-" .oe-e.. provided in this subsection.
i- -.deeemOnte (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be as-
af.ovide m-.t'h sessed as provided by general law.
'enuc ueseedo (7) The provisions of this subsection emndment are severable. If a provision any
a. Y 0e1w t oe . eieie-O of this subsection is mR: .Remt h.l. bo6 held unconstitutional by a
nade. -. 4ul any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the e~eh court i.os eaH not affect
e- Fleda H-ur or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection ameRndme t.
a:re; t"es li, (8)a. A person who oot_ b' :,- 'o '--" hao' t d : :f JReva u.ry 1, 2000, r J .-.aI
o li4:, a-,, 1 ..f n- '--o-- ... r .. ...h,- has received a homestead exemption pursuant
-F ."'-OFv8- r to Section 6 ef th Atioo as of January 1 of either of the 2 4we years immediately pre-
9- aQFt 'ul' ceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead
l lAw- t4 -.-RlI assessed at less than just value. If thic r..:oin .p.....r : iu ,d FY .in 2J9,,v .. PMORn
teal fWe4i6e Wh14 :ctzb i:h:z a w h 4m::tca z A of Jony 1. 1n. 2008, i'A ItI tR hI th14 A.


..i 9 ".. J .y 4,29007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead
shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value
of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was
abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new
homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between
the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year
in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection.
.2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the new homestead shall be.equal to the just value of the new
homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the as-
sessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value
of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed valueof the new
homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the as-
sessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall
provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(e) 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-
nance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordi-
nance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction
in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the as-
sessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of
the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adop-
tive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at
least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction
of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real
property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not
subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law. However.-o those changes in assessments may haef
not exceed 5 tep percent (410 of the assessment for the prior year. The lBgislagt.re ay
provide by general law that except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements
to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4L. an assessment may not increase if
the al he property is less than the ust vluofthe property on the receding
date of assessment provided by law.
(2) An Ne assessment may not _aeI4 exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including
any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall
be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall
be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be as-
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
subsection.
(h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that
is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and
(g) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law. However.;teu those changes in assessments ay Ieha4
not exceed 5 te4 percent 410%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may
provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements
to ------v ssese__s ---i, ;inpar-ra---+. anassesme 4 ma no.inceas if


to property assessed as provided in paraorapn 5i), an assessment may not increase if
the just value of the property is less than the lust value of the property on the preceding
date of assessment provided by law.
(2) An Ne assessment may not eha~ exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that.such property shall be assessed at just value
as ofithe next assessment date after a qualifying improvement,-as defined by general
law, is made to such property. Thereafter, suph property shall be assessed as provided
in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by
general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be as-
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
subsection.
(i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may
prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of
real property used for residential purposes:
(1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the property's
resistance to wind damage.
(2) The installation of a renewable energy source device.
(j) (1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based
upon the current use of the property:
a o. a8:ltad;used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes.
,;: ,; l and.iia is: accessible to the public and used for vessel s.aunch., einro waters
that are navigable. ... j '
.Marinas'and drystacks that are open to the pUblic. '-' ', 'C I .' .
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
and limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
,thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed valuation of $25.000 t.: ty fi: t.hu'od dll.ta and, for
all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $500,Q
f.ift#y -..u d GIl. and up to $75,000 o.v.., 9-9ly f.t...a.d l.o., 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 condominium, or indi-
rectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or member's propri-
etary interest in a corporation owning-a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of Q9
inet-y eight y:re. 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
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, a'd 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 $50Q.00Q0 ifty thleeon. d
l4re to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon
the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 eiy-feiv-and whose
household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed $20.000 twent- t4oe
eaRd-dellFre. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this addi-
tional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted
in the manner prescribed bv.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.
S_ (f)t As provided by general law and subject to conditions specified therein every
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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
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-
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 limit as-
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). ) and (fb ( of Section 4
of Article VII. initially adopted as subsections (f) and (Q), are repealed effective January
1, 2023 2 8g; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment
abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) and hi. <', which shall be submitted to the
electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 248 and,
if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 249.
SECTION 32. Prooertv assements.-This section and the amendment of Section
4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specified nonhomestead property having a
declining lust value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the as-
sessed value of nonhomestead property. if submitted to the electors of this statefor ap-
proval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the
2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors


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and shall operate retroactivelyto Januar 12012. or if submitted the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1.
SECTION 33 Additional homestead exemopton for owners of homestead property
who recently have not owned homestead proDerty.-This section and the amendment
to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemtion for owners
onf homestead oropertv who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar


NO.5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to
the judiciary.
The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice
and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be
repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house
of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that
a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby
providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by
a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the 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 in deciding 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 th e-eei 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 oolicv
behind the repeal on.::t:d y to: thi:do t'.:: of th: m: m.Lrhp of :a-. ho: : f the'
Iegiet. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public
policy expressed bv the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been


(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 physi
shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices fom
or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualified and to delegate dang
to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit.
(c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of
the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall than
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 courtTule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the
administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the ise 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 Ballc
Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election
occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three' Ball
persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating indivi
commission. ment
(b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, to thi
wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a hfom
term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following nomr
the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of ap-
pointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated Full
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. ment
The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have shall
been certified to the governor. exter
Id) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to confirmation afov
by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of confirmation regardless of whether ben
the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the ao- bjiee
pointment of a justice within 90 days. the justice shall be deemed confirmed. If the senate 6-4-
votes to not confirm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission g41.
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 of a justice is effective upon confirmation by the senate.
e .d There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by
general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and lone fo
ach 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 ont:ee b y a Mji' Ballo
-4t: ,f, tho m.m..r.hip of a. h h : O. f t1219ho: l.ilatur, ,. or by the supreme court, five MILI1
justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the
proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. Ball
SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.- Legis
(a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.-A judicial qualifications commis- survi
sion is created. on a
(1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to The i
investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office of survi
any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise, .eee um'. -e fines
ft:: N "mb:r4 1, 10466, (w':.it.hout : rd t the :ffcti.: dat: :a thi t!, demon- an ei
states a present unfitness to hold office, and to investigate and recommend the disci- Janu
pline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise 0eee1ing
o aft:r. No.ombor- 1 .1066 (.ith.o:.ut rg:rd t:o t.: o.ffoot..i dt o. . A".. li ), war- Full'
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 SEC'
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 there
judge. The commission shall be composed of: upor
Sa. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, bene
two circuit judges selected by the judges ofthe circuit courts and two judges of county other
courts selected by the judges of those courts; dollar
b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, the mr
and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida: and by the
c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial office or been or me
members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor., tion o
(2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered shall
terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the com- be in
mission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial office while acting as a member eral Il
of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commis- tide
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 with r
that office. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson, estate
(3) Members of the judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment in a c
shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article to the
IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution.
(4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of va- provil
cancies by the appointing authorities, the disqualification of members, the rotation of tax le
members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualified or inca- gene
pacitated members. The commission's rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by
general law c t. by mjty .' ofh mmbhi o h o th purp<
t.e, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. The commission shall have power grant
to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are filed by the in- any p
vestigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or be- perm
fore the commission shall be confidential: provided, however, upon a finding of probable housi
cause and the filing by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges The s
against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commis- tion,
sion shall be public. pr
(5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, leg- limita
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 eo4he able
geoern s, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all infor- on he
nation in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain confidential lated,
during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in con- of the
sideration of impeachment :o: F- ..i, r- : .-:ti'.ly. milita
(b) PANELS.-The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a veter
hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested Depa
with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss an ap
complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to, denc
the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear for- partrr
mal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel rec- disab
ommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary and a
retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes'with reque
the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of for th
the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or the a
judge be subject to appropriate discipline. Dece
(c) SUPREME COURT.-The supreme court shall receive recommendations from
the judicial qualifications commission's hearing panel. Legis
(1) The.supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the find- the a
ings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the
justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from office with on ac
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 fiahte
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 reaui
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. from
(d) REMOVAL POWER.-- The power of removal conferred by this section shall be section
both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment, adva
(el PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.- Notwithstanding caust
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.
(cc 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 magner determined by the rules of
the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative
and hearing panel on the same proceeding.
e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel.
f.-The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years.


of the term. ,
Sth Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and
county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the
respective courts' conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the
bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board.
jjb The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and pros-
ecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court.
jk The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or
transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law.
NO. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION
OF ABORTION RIGHTS.-
Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be ex-
pended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abor-
tion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case
in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder,.physical injury, or physical illness
that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of
rape or incest.
This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted
to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Con-
stitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions
which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Consti-
tution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions: construction of abortion


NO.8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Legislative)
t Title: REUGIOUS FREEDOM.-
t Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no
idual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, govern-
al benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment
a United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues
the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of ahy church, sect, or religious de-
nation or in aid of any sectarian instuluon
rext: "
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3. Religious freedom.-There shall be no law respecting the establish-
of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom
not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the
It required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. neither the
moment nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual or entity the
fits of any program. funding. or other support on the basis of religious identity or
-1. N: ro~.-- o ..f ..h:g o o. any p i- i-ie.l .-i- 'l i-- r ?-- t- -" f 1-a- :-
)e nm-, o- O- fi. aid 8, ",- y _-o088i, BFn LFBI!tuti-.

NO.9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)
it Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF
TARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER.-
it Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the
ilature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the
ving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while
active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty.
amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such
ving spouse's homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment de-
a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter,
emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect
ary 1,2013.
Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
TION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
on the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent
I the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special
fits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies
than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand
rs and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in
manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title,
e entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership
imbership representing the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corpora-
iwning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption
not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to
compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by gen-
aw. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Ar-
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
-espect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real
e assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership.
corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears
i assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may
de to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem
vies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by
ral law.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
Ise of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to
an .additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to
person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the
anent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose
ahold income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemp-
within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner
ribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income
tion 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-
I shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed
imestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat re-
,the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service
SUnited States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from
ry service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
an's permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States
rtment of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection,
iplicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of resi-
y at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States De-
lent of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran's service-connected
ility and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related,
I copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the
slt for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons
e denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive
inual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect
mber 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
(ft By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specified therein. the
lature may provide ad valorem tax relief eoual to the total amount or a portion of
d valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead orboerty to the:
(1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from service- connected causes while
tive duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces.
121 Surviving spouse of a first resoOnder who died in the line of duty.
(3) As used in this subsection and as further defined by general law. the term:
a. 'First resoonder" means a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a fire-
r. an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.
b. "In the line of duty' means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty
red by emolovment as a first responder.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Ad valorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died
service-connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty.-This
on and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII opermittino the legislature to provide
lorem tax relief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected
as and first resnonders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1. 2013.
NO. 10
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3


ARTICLE XII. SECTION 32
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to:
(1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities,
school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the as-
sessed value of an owner's tangible personal property is greater than S25,000 but less
than S50,000. 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-
nantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be ex-
empted by general law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family
residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general
law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who
is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law
not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and'
subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and eco-
nomic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of
existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted
only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county
or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or munic-
ipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements
to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real
property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also applyto tangible
personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption
shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be
granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by
general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date
of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by ref-
erendum as provided by general law.
(d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation
ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the
amount.of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified
by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property
owner shall be determined by general law.
(e)(l By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value'of tangible personal properties c'bjee:4tt e-" tn4b:
o3rFna p-roIpeI.;y t 1Sh ll b exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal prop-
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,
1 (2) A county or municipality may. for the purposes of its respective tax lewvy. provide
additional tangible personal orooertv tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this sub-
section and as provided in general law.
(f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated
in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by 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 bythe 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 property ad valorem tax exemption.-The
amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible
personal properly tax if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-five
thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars shall take effect January 1. 2013
and applies to assessments for tax years ta beinnin on or after January 1. 2013.
NO. 11
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO
MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED
VALUE.-
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the
Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow
counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to
the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than
$250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not
less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as
defined by general law.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE-AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead exempfioris '- .
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitab 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 frim 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 riht 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 members 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 o 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 either or both of the following ei additional homestead tax exemptions:
(11 An 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 dollarsor,
(2o An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who
has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a Just value less than two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the
owner for not less than twenty-five years and who has attained ae sixty-five and whose
household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (11.
The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these tie additional ex-
emptions ec~an ie, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic ad-
justment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost
of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older whois 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.

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 replace 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 Florida'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 govern 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 board's management shall
be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds,
and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor
shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state 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 chairof
the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board
of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university system
_roi"-idnt of th r Flri:'a "o: ..nt :m:ination, nr th. aeni.-:l-t, shall also be members
of the board. 8:30;9:27c










10B The Herald-Advocate, September 27, 2012

ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS
PARA VOTACION EL 6 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2012
AVISO DE ELECTION

Yo, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretarlo de Estado del Estado de Florida, por este medio anun-
cio que el 6 de noviembre de 2012 so Ilevaran a cabo elecclones en lodos los condados de
Florida para ralificar o rechazar las revlsiones propuestas a la constltucl6n del Estado de
Florida.

N.I1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO I. SECClON 28
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeletb: SERVICIOS DE ATENC16N MEDICAL. -

Resumen de la papeleta: Piopuesta de enmienda a la Constilucibn Estatal pars prohibir que leyes o
normas obliguen a cualquier persona o empleador a contratar. oblener o establecer de cualquier otra
manera una coberura medical; permitir que personas o empleadores contraten servicios licilos de alen-
cion medical directamente a Irav6s de un proveedor de servicios de salud. permilir que el proveedor de
servcidos de salud acepte el pago direclo de cualquer persona o empleador por la provision de servicios
licitos de alonci6n medical, oximir'a personas, empleadores y proveedores de servicios de salud de las
sanciones e impuestos establecidos por pagar directamente o aceptar el pago director por la provision
licitos de servicios de atenci6n m6dica y prohibir qua las leyes o reglas prohiban la provision de cober-
turas-medicas en cuanto a cualquier servicio licito de aenci6n medical en el mercado privado. Especifica
que la enmienda no alecta los servicios de atencibn medical cuya realizaci6n o provision se exige a los
proveedores, no afecta los servicios de atencion medical permiidos por ley. no prohibe la atenci6n pro-
vista de acuerdo con la legislaci6n general en relaci6n con la indemnizaci6n por accidenles de trabajo
no alecta las leyes ni las reglas en vigor al 1 de marzo de 2010. no afecta los l8rminos ni las condiciones
de ning6n sislema sanilario que no tengan como efecto sancionar a personas o empleadores por pagar
directamente servicios licitos de atenci6n medica ni a los proveedores de servicios de salud por aceptar
pagos director de personas o empleadores por la preslacion de servicios licitos de alenci6n medical ni
alecta la ley general aprobada por el voto de dos tercios de los miembros de cada camara de la Leg-
islatura, aprobada Iras la lecha de entrada on vigor de la enmienda, siempre que dicha lay manifieste
especificamente la necesidad p6blica que justifica las excepciones alas disposiciones de la enmienda.
La entnienda estipula expresamente que no debera interpretarse que prohibe la inclusion de cidusulas
negociadas en los contratos de seguro, contralos de red U otros acuerdos de proveedores que limited
contractualmente los copagos, coseguros. deductibles u otros coslos para el paciente.


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ARTICULO I
DECLARACI~N DE DERECHOS


SECCION 28. Servicios de atenci6n medica.-
(al Con el fin de preservar laibernad de encaroarse do su oprpoa aelncnin mrdica de lodos los
residences del estado:
(11 Ninouna lay ni regla odrA obligar, ya sea drect a o indireclamente a ninouna nersona o em-
pleador a contratar. oblener ni establecer de ninguna otra manera una cobertura medical.
(2) Las personas o los emaleadores podrn papar directamento los serviclos llcios de alenci6n
mr-liec v- no ndra exinoirelans nanoo d ninouna sanci6n ni imnunsto a cause del osnoadirecto de


mareso0 e


or aumento mas el cuatro nor ciento.


Pl ann fiicCal 2013-2014 r


Isaungreson mannum-, so limitan a un monto eauiv
limitaci6n a los innresos estatales establenida narn of aflo fiscal 2014-2015 multialicado nor la suma


del aiusle por aumento mas ol ties oar ci noa
(3) Para els afn fiscal 2016-2017 los ingresos estatales so ulmitan a un monto easivalente a la
i. -- --aI 11.iioia,.;.table id ni el aflo fiscal 2015-2 016ule tiolicado pion a 'sum


illllmtacin a los nrllelst j latglnesj esanulg ll
del aiuste nor aumenoi mAs el dos nor ciento.
(41 Para el afio fiscal 2017-2018. los inc
limilaci6n a Ins ingresos estatales establecida
del ajuste nor aumento mAs el uno nor cienlo.


iresos estatales se limitan a un monto eauivalente a la
nara el ano fiscal 2016-2017 multiolicado nor la suma


151 Para el ano fiscal 2i018-19i v Ins nosrennores. los inoresos esiaiales se imulan a un monio
equivalent a la llmilacian a los inoresos estatales aolicada al ano fiscal anterior multiolicado por la
suma del aiuste nor aumento.
161 El aiuste nor crecimiento oara cada ano fiscal se determinarA hasta el 1 de marzo anterior al


ann fiher


acs de los dates


(ib INGRESOS OUE E


medicas no noara ser resnainga nor nmanuna lae n reaa.
(c) Esta seccin no:
(1) Alecta los servicios de alenci6n mdica cuva realizacimn o
dores de serviclos de salud.
1 Afotta Inc errvuiin dti atendAn mrdcr oArmiliidos nor lv.


a nra tnmar hi


limilacidn S


Lm~disaamstoimarcs~adnhrizsdds~mtabnflu


(3) Prohibe la alenci6n provista d acuerdo can la lay general en relacln con la indemnizaci6n
nor accidents de traeai.a
(4) Aflea l lasleyes ni raelas en vigor al 1 de matzo de 2010.
151 Afedla los tArminos ni las condiciones de ninorn sistema sanltario en la media en oue taies
Itrminnm v nnriniinnaes nn tnoan mmn fin anrinnar a nraonan n emdeadores a causa del nano di-


nara el oacienle.
(61 Afecta ninouna lev general aorobada nor vote de dos terclos de los miembros de cade cAmara


Decitic


DAD DF I


(1) La limitacion a los inaresos eslatates corresoondiente a cualguier ano fiscal nodrA aumen-
tarse nor voto de dos tercios de los miembros de cada camara de la leoislatura. Exceolo en caso de
dispasicion en contrario del orovecto do ley qum aumente la limitaci6n de los inoresos. el aumento de
la limitacin a 6ls inaresos romuloado en virtud de esta clausula se utilizar. oara determinar la lim-
cidnalsBJosigmesaS.Iarrsscoadialo.Rs.lao.aislacalas.fuciLLEa.
(21 La limitacin a los inaresos estalales corresDondiente a cualauier ano fiscal oodrA aumen- .
taere nor vnto de tres ouintos de los-miembros de cada camara de la leaislatura. Los aumentos a la


na leyymanlesara es-


(d) Conforme a so utilizacin en esta secci6n. el termino:
(11 Oblioar" include la imnosicidn de sanciones .imnauestos.
(2) Pago director" o "aaar directamente' sionifica el nago de servicios licitos de alencin n medical
sin que un tercero de character opfblico o orivado. sin incluir los emoleadores. naguen parle aluna del
servlcioa
(3) "Sisltma sanilari" sionifica cualquier enlidad usblica nrivada cuva luncion a finalidad es
administrar., rocesar, inscriir a ndividuos en. o paaar. en ldo o en parte. servcios de atenci6n
mddica. datos sanitarios o inormaci6n medical nara sus oarlicieantes.


vicio o tratamiento relacionado


con In


parent


N.2
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECC16N 6
ARTICULO XII, SECCI6N 32
(Legislativa)

TItulo de la papeleta: VETERANS DISCAPACITADOS POR LESIONES DE GUERRA; DES-
CUENTO EN EL IMPUESTO A BIENES DE FAMILIA,-

Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Seccion 6 del Articulo VII y la creaci6n de la
Secci6n 32 en el Artlculo XII de la Constiluci6n Estata pars extender la disponibllidad del descuento
sobre las propledades a aquellas constiluidas en bienes de lamilia de veleranos que quedaron dis-
capaciados como consecuencia de leslones de guerra de manera de incluir a los veleranos que no
residian en Florida al moment de ingresar al ej rcito y programar el ingreso en vigor de la enmienda
el 1 de enero de 2013.

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ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECCION 6. Exenciones a bienes de familia.-
(a) Toda persona que poea un titulo conlonne al sislema legal o de derecho sobre un inmueble
que sea residencia permanent del propietario o de otro dependiente que est6 a cargo del dependlente
por motives legales o naturales quedarA exenta de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, con excepci6n
de las tasaciones por benelicios especiales, en caso de tasaciones de hasta veinticinco mil d6lares
asi como de todo gravamen distinto a los correspondientes a dislrito escolar, sobre today tasaci6n mayor
de veinticinco mil d6lares y de haste setenta y cinco mil d6lares una vez establecido dicho derecho
segOn lo indica la ley. La tilularidad sobre el inmueble podra provenir de un titulo conform al sistema
legal o de derecho, ser total, conjunta, compartida (como en el case de un condominio) o ser indirect
a trav6s de la posesi6n de acciones o una membresia que represented li participaci6n del propietario
o del miembro en una corporaci6n poseedora de un derecho pleno o un derecho de duraci6n fija quo
super inicialmente los noventa y ocho anos. La exenci6n no sera aplicable sobre ningun registro de
tasaciones hasta que un organism estatal designado par la ley general determine en primer lugar que
dicho registry cumple con las disposiciones de la secci6n 4. Esla exenci6n queda revocada a partir de
la entrada en vigor de cualquier enmienda a este Articulo que establezca la tasaci6n de bienes de.fa-
milia a un valor inferior al just valor.
(b) No se concederb mes de una exenci6n a ningin Individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
a cualquier unidad residential en particular. Ninguna exenci6n excederd el valor del inmueble tasado
en relaci6n con su propietario o, en caso de itularidad a trav6s de acciones o la participation como
miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporcion correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo-
racidn segon el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a las condicones aqul estaboleidas, la Legislalura podrc ofrecer a
los arrendalarios que sean residents permanentes la exenci6n sobre todos las los impuestos segun
valor. Tal exenci6n sobre los impuestos segun valor se efectuard en la forma y por el monto eslablecido
por ley general.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, permilir que los condados o municipios, en relaci6n con
sus respectivos gravmmenes impositivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley general, otorquen una
exenci6n adicional al pago de los impuestos sobre ols blenes de familiar que no superen los cincuenta
mil d6lares a cualquier persona que pose un titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre
dicho inmueble que sirva de residencia principal del propietario, quien debe haber cumplido los sesenta
y cinco aios y cuyos ingresos domdsticos. segun define la ley general, no superen los veinte mil
d6lares. La ley general debe facultar a los condados y municipios a otorgar esta exenci6n adicional,
dentro de los limits estipulados en esle inclso, mediante ordenanza Implementada segun establece
la ley general y tambi6n debe prever el ajuste periddico de la limitaci6n por ingresos especificada en
este inciso en funci6n de los cambios del cost de vida.
(e) Todo velerano de 65 anos de edad o mayor que presence una discapacidad permanent total
o parcial recibird un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segun valor que de to contrario adeudaria
por la litularidad de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en la que reside si dicha discapacidad
esluviera relacionada con la participacitn on combat. -l .- em": om -'- .-l a : a. -
.: ..wa n . Milil e aI Un-i.-B y to hubloran dado de baja con honors al dejar
de pertenecer al ej6rcito. El descuento consistird en un porcenlaje equivalent al porcentaje de la dis-
capacidad permanent relacionada con el servicio que el veteran presented segun to delerminado por
el Departamento de Asunlos do Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar para recibir el des-
cuento otorgado por esle Inciso, el sollcitante debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado,
hasta el 1 de ma rzo,fLW'--.- ::o -i i-- -I ---L LW:li una carta
official del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos que indlque el porcentaje de
la discapacidad relacionada con of serviloo.y loda evidencia que determine razonablemente que la dis-
capacidad esta relacionada con la partlcipaci6n on combat, asf como una copia de la baja con honors
del veteran. En case de desestimar la splicilud de descuento, el tasador de propledades debera avisar
por escrito al sollcltante los motives de la denegaci6n y el veteran podr6 volver a presenter una solic-
itud. La Legislatura podrb, por ley general, otorgar una exenci6n al requisite de presentation annual de
una solicituI en los anos subsiguientes. Este incisoe --- -- s:- l 7 -'-. ." . -'.0, os de
aplicaci6n inmediata y no requlere de legislaci6n para su implementaci6n.

ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA


nmienda al
sobre las
nsecuencia


tlen el imouesto sobre
elacionada con el des-
lilia eara los veterans
de enero de 2013.


N. 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCIONES 1 y 19
ARTICULO XII, SECCI6N 32
(Leglslativa)

TItulo de la papeleta: LIMITACI6N A LOS INGRESOS DEL GOBIERNO ESTATAL-

Resumen de la papeleta: Esta enmienda propuesta para la Constiluci6n Estatal reemplaza la lim-
itaci6n existence a los ingresos estatales sobre la base del aumento de los ingresos personales con
una nueva limitacion a los ingresos estatales basada on la inflaci6n y los cambios de poblaci6n. De
acuerdo con la enmienda, el excedenle de los ingresos estatales recaudados definidos en dicha en-
mienda una vez superada la limitaci6n de ols ingresos debe depositarse en un fondo de estabilizaci6n
del presupuesto hasta que dicho londo alcance su saldo mAximo. Posteriormente, se utilizard para asl-.
stir y mantener las escuelas piblicas reduciendo el esfuerzo econOmico minimo de los distritos esco-
lares para la participaci6n en programs de finanacid6n educativa del estado o, si dejara de necesitarse
el esfuerzo financiero minimo, se devolverA a Jos contribuyentes, La Legislatura podra aumentar la lim-
itaci6n a los ingresos estatales a Iraves de un proyecto de ley aprobado por el voto de la mayoria cal-
Ificada de cada una de sus Cbmaras. La Legislalura tambien podrd presenter a los electors una
propuesta de aumento a la limitacion a los ingresos estatales. La Legislatura debe implementer esta
enmienda propuesta por ley general. La enmienda entrara en vigor a partir de su aprobacibn por part
de los electores y se aplicara por primer vez durante el afio fiscal 2014-2015.

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ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECCION 1. Impuestos: partidas; gaslos del sts "--r'i-n I.i l.. .-
(a) No se gravard ningun impuesto except los necesarios para el cumplimento de la ley. No se
gravargn impuestos estatales segOn valor sobre los inmuebles ni los bienes personales tangibles. Todas
las demAs formas de impuestos serAn derechos preferendales del estado except segOn o establezca
la ley general.
(b) Los vehiculos molorizados, las embarcaciones, las aeronaves, los remolques, las caravanas
y las vlviendas moviles, de acuerdo con su definici6n por ley, eswaran sujetos a un impueslo de licencia
para su uso por los monlos y con los fines establecidos por lay, pero no estardn sujelos a impuestos
segJn valor.
(c) No se retirarA dinero del lesoro, except para el cumplimiento de la asignaci6n de partidas
establecidas por ley.
(d) La ley incluird disposiciones para la recaudaci6n de ingresos suficientes para cubrir los gastos del
estado durante cada period fiscal.


mit.iin a Ino innreone no nnoodrn


el aobernador.
(dl AUTORIDAD DE LOS ELECTORES PARA AUMENTAR LA LIMITACION A LOS INGRE-
SOS.- La leoislatura oodr& orononer un aumeno a a a limitacidn a Ins inoresos estalales de acuerdo
con una resolucin concurrene Dom.,,,, uloa no, ln oe tres nauintsn de losn miemhrnb ,0 de cd c6-


anterinr r


a nnv ntla dlia rl pnilns


;. Exceono en C


oor volo de al menos el 60 nor ciei
(el AJUSTE DEL LIMITED A l
islatura dispondra por ley general.
rele imacto isca d
I11 El imnacto fiscal de las


otros acuerdos con guberhamentales entire el esiado v otros niveles de gobierno Que tengan lu
ltros costs garael de 2011:
(2 El impact fiscal de un nuevo mandate federal.
(il IMPLEMENTACIN DE LA LEY GENERAL -Por lev general. I


proceonlmienos necesarlos para aumlnlslrar ies a 0 se n.
(d) DEFINICIONES.-Conforme a su utilizaci6n en esta secci6n. el
(1 "Aiuste por crecimiento" sionifica un monto equivalent al prom
inflacidn corresoondiente a los cinco asos anteriores v al factor noblacion.
12) "Factor inflaci6n" sionifica un monto oquivalente a uno mas el cam
annual del ano calendario en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor. El tirmine
sumidor" es el indice de Precios al Consumidor oara todos los consumidor
ciudades estadounidenses. (sin aiuste estacional. base vigente oara todo
don 1o oubllcado nor el Departamento de Trabaio de Estados Unidos. Si e
leaislalura determinara qur indice se usarA en adelante nor ley general.
131 "Factor ooblaci6n" sionifica un monto eouivalente a uno mas
ooblaci6n del estado al 1 de abril en comnaracin con el 1 de abril del
cAlculo de la tasa annual de camblo de noblaci6n. se utilizardn las estimaci
del estado.
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t ecirmins en Ina d tlmonaltsr noie in.rl.l an Ii minsri d nd inn n r ncai l
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ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECCI6N 32. Limilaci6n a los inoresos estatales.-La enmienda a la Se
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N?. 4
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCIONES 4, 6
ARTICULO XII, SECCIONES 27, 32, 33
(Legislativa)

Titulo de Is papeleta: LIMITACIONESAL IMPUESTO INMOBILIARIO; RE
LAS PROPIEDADES; REDUCCION PARAAUMENTOS EN LATASACI16
NO SEAN BIENES DE FAMILIAR; POSTEPGACION DE REVOCACIONES

Resumen de la papeleta:
(1) Esta propuesta enmendaria la Secci6n 4 (Impuestos; tasaciones)
a bienes de familiar) del Articulo VII de la Constituci6n de Florida. Tambidn
y agregaria las Secciones 32 y 33 al Articulo XII en relaci6n con el cronogr
(2) En determinadas circunstancias, la ley exige que el valor de tasac
las propiedades no constituidas en bien de familiar aumente ante la dismin
propiedad. Por lo tanto, esta enmienda establece que la Legislatura podri
que la tasaci6n de bienes de familiar y de propiedades no constituidas en t
valor de la propiedad es menor que el just valor de la propiedad correspond
sujeto a cualquier ajuste en el valor tasado debido a reforms, ampliacione
dicha propiedad que se tasen segun lo establecido por la ley general. Esta
tras la aprobaci6n por parte de los votantes. En caso de aprobarse en una
en la misma fecha que la elecci6n primaria de preferencia presidential,
retroactive al 1 de enero de 2012 o, de aprobarse en la elecci6n general
1 de enero de 2013.
(3) Esta enmienda reduce del 10 al 5 por ciento la limitacidn sobre
tasaciones de inmuebles no constiluidas en bien de familiar. Esta enmier
aprobaci6n por parle de los votanles. En caso de aprobarse en una elecci
misma fecha que la elecci6n primaria de preferencia presidential, se implen
al 1 de enero de 2012 o, de aprobarse en la elecci6n general de 2012, en
de 2013.
(4) Esta enmienda tambien autoriza que la ley general disponga, sL
dicha ley especifique, una exenci6n adicional a los bienes'de familiar para
muestren su derecho a recibir la exenci6n establecida en la Constituci6n
de 1 afo posterior a la compra del bien de familiar sin antecedenles de pose
de los 3 anos calendario anteriores durante los que se haya aplicado la e:
en Florida. La exencion adicional a bienes de familla se aplicard a todos los
correspondientes a los distritos escolares. La exenci6n adicional es un rr
Sciento del just valor de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de
tucion como tal. La exenci6n adicional a bienes de familia no podri excede
median del just valor de todos los bienes de familiar que se encuentren er
ubicada la propiedad en cuestion durante el ano calendario inmediatament
Sado de la constituci6n del inmueble en bien de familia. La exenci6n adiciona
riodo que fuera mas breve entire 5 a aos o el ano de venta de la propieda
adicional se reducirA cada uno de los anos subsiguientes por un monto e
del monto de la exenci6n adicional recibida el ano en que la propiedad se c
o por un monto equivalent a la diferencia entire el just valor de la propiedi
terminado de acuerdo con el inciso (d) de la secci6n 4 de este Articulo, el q
mitir6 mds de una exencibn de esta naturaleza a la vez por propiedad con
La exenci6n adicional es aplicable a las propiedades compradas el 1 de ene0
en caso de recibirse la aprobaci6n de los votantes en la elecci6n especial c
que la eleccibn primaria de preferencia presidential de 2012 o a las propi
enero de 2012 o posteriormente en caso de recibirse la aprobaci6n de los v
eral de 2012. La exenci6n adiciolal no estard disponible al sexto alo de
posteriores. La enmienda entrard en vigor tras la aprobaci6n por part di
aprobarse en una elecci6n especial celebrada en la misma fecha que la elec
presidential, se implementard en forma retroactive al 1 de enero de 2012 o.
general de 2012, entrare en vigor el 1 de eniero de 2013.
(5) Asimismo, esta enmienda tambi6n posterga hasta 2023 la revoca
esId actualmente programada para 2019, de las enmiendas constitutional
limitan los aumentos anuales de las tasaciones para los inmuebles no con:
Esta enmienda posterga hasta 2022 la presentacion a los voiantes de una
derogaci6n de dicha revocaci6n.

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ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECCION 4. Impuestos; lasaciones. Por ley general, se establece
asegurar una valuaci6n equitaliva de loda propiedad alcanzada por los imp
a las condiciones enumeradas a continuaci6n:
(a) Las tierras destinadas a la explotacion agricola, las tierras que p
descarga de agua hacia los acuileros de la Florida o las tierras utilizadas
recreativos no comerciales podrdn ser clasificadas por la ley general y tas
de su naturaleza o uso.
(b) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones, las limitaciones y las di
especificadas, las tierras destinadas a fines de preservaci6n seran clasifi
tasadas Cnicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso.
(c) De acuerdo con la ley general, los bienes personates 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 tasardn las propiedades de todas las personas con derecho
impueslos sobre bienes de familiar, conform a la Secci6n 6 do -o .Aris:l'.


istodio de los registros es-
en una elecci6n especial


48p p .is : 89l cB.o-llo 2.- El rambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo
bc8 c6869c "Jnidoc. Promedio Urbano de los EE.UU., todos los items 1967=100 o len i.powi e eLindice seleccionado pos-
ii- deol o3 i:c.". L a teriormente correspondiente al ano calendario anterior segun el informed inicial del Departamento de
o- Woti e.l:a. oo .. Trabajo de los Eslados y el organism de Esladislicas Laborales.
l. ---ale o::- -o b. La leaislatura nor lev general nodrA disooner oue. exceoto en caso de reforms. amlia-
o-oeouio s -do eC1ocs..reduc - O. e-o+ eie 0-01 las lasaciones no podran aumenlar si el iuslo valor de la orooiedad es inferior al iusto valor de la
E19 IOC miAtC i do 8 orooiedad al 1 de enero anterior.
R B 4enIa oIeo r"e (2) -iigApne Las. iacoP.ones.lo.pQdtLn excederd un valor justo.
:0tla--rc Lp -".0-'6 a (3) De acuerdo con la ley general, despues de un cambio de litularidad, la propiedad conslituida
osyeole doloy .-As en bien de lamilia se tasara a un juslo valor desde el 1 de enero del ano siguiente, except que se
Q-@-ois e / lc _-org-' apliquen las disposiciones de la clausula (8). A partir de entonces el bien de familia se tasard segun se
- 6 .go.oiree-oF i tl. establece en esle inciso.
Pr.e o"Wo: i Wse -0-4 (4) La propiedad consliluida recientemente en bien de familia se tasara al valor just a portirdel
4l- doel o-.la-.. l:i 14-2 de enero del ano siguiente a la constitution en bien de lamilia, oxcepto que se apliquen las dis-
ivaid. @am i:p:"so: i s Dosiciones de la clausula (8). Esta lasacion onioe emtese modificard .inicamenta segun se establece
Aloe -Pulie5a a o ro en este inciso.
ad. pe fNRoia 1(5) Las relormas, ampliaciones. reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad constituida on bien de fa-
3 do .a O&tori ootil milia se tasaran de cdnformtdad con la ley general. n l dioi n do o- Sin embargo, con posto-
-do. @OFr Ua. -' rinoridad a las reformas, incorporaciones. reducciones o mejoras la propiedad serA tasada segn( se
. l'A lgeoe '.4 'go establece en este incisoe
iso do e .eOi o l-- ( 16) En caso de que caduque la condition de bien de lamilia, la propiedad ser& tasada de acueido
ip-e'to*, 4eiGnoei con la ley general.
inod F s r'ii'o'er do (7) Las disposiciones de est incise eeeeowneodea podran considerarse en forma separada. En
a W Ili.l.A.dso alc W caso de que alcuna discosicion si'.lw d l-a We.: i nii. "n de eLse inciso ea esomaienda uera de-
13Qideo.-.d o I6F1 f clarada anticonstitucional por un tribunal competence en la jurisdiction, la decision dal &d1 tribunal
.". o"--. --.y o-al. no afectara ni disminuiri la validez de las restanles disposiciones de le inciso eeamida
W0-. (8)a. La persona que ---c'.-i'^l-.a ."n nl a.'o bo'. d- 4 a 'a.n -. -" --'I- 2M 1 -0 n r 0 1
1 do ro d8o8 lORO 8O F FO'ro: "---y quo haya sido beneficiaria de la exencibn al pago de impuestos
,ne en esta secci6n, sobre bienes de familiar de acuerdo con la Secci6n 6 do oee ,tA'iet.' a partir del 1 de enero de
luiente modo cualquiera de los 2 dee aios inmediatamente anteriores a la constituci6n deaun de nuevo ben de
nto eauivalente a los familiar tendra derecho a una nueva lasacion del bien de lamilia a un valor menor al valor juslo. go
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de la propiedad recientemerte constituida en bien de familiar se determinara de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familla tuera mayor o
igual al just valor del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del aio en que el bien de familiar anterior
fuera destituido, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familia serA igual al just
valor del nuevo bien de famiia menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500,000 o la diler-
encia entire el just valor y el valor de lasacion del bien de familia al 1 de enero del aio an que el bien
de familiar anterior fuera deslituido. A partir de entonces la propied&d se tasara seg0n se establece an
este inciso.
2. Si el just valor de Ia propiedad recientemente constituida e bien de familiar fuera menor que
el just valor del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del ano que el bien de familiar anterior tuera des-
tituido, el valor de la propiedad recieritemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del
nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor
de tasaci6n del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferencia entire el juso valor
del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor de tasacidn del nuevo bien de familiar calculado de acuerdo con
este subinciso fuera mayor de $500,000, el valor de tasaci6n del nuevo bien de tamilia se incrementarA
de manera tal que la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500,000. Apartir
de entonces la propiedad se tasard segdn se establece en este inciso.
b. Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones alll establecidas, la legislature dispondrd la api-
caci6n de esta clAusula a la propiedad que lenga m6s de un propietario.
(e) La legislature podrd, per ley general, a los fines de la tasaci6n y sujeto a las disposlciooes
de este inciso, lacultar a los condados y municipios a autorizar por ordenanza la tasaci6n de
propiedades histbricas'lnicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso. La tasaci6n an raz6n de su natu-
raleza o uso serd aplicable inicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n done se aplique la prdenanza. Los
requisitos para las propiedades elegibles serin establecidos por ley general.
(f) Los condados podrAn, de la manera establecida por la ley general, establecer la reducci6n
del valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar an el marco de cualquier increento
en el valor de tasaci6n de tal propiedad que result de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propedad
con el prop6sito de asignar un espacio pare la vivienda a.uno o mas padres o abuelos blol6gicos o
adoptivos del propietario o de su c6nyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para
quien se provee el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 anos o m s de edad. Tal reducci6n no podra ser
superior al monto menor entire los enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El ingremento del valor de lasaci6n resultant de la construccl6n o reconstruccl6n de la
propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor total de tasaci6n la propiedad mejorada.
(g) En relaci6n con todos los grav6menes, a excepci6n de los relacionados con el distrito escolar,
las tasaciones de la propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que pose nueve ambientes
o menos y que no estB sujeta alas restricciones a la tasaci6n establecidas en los inclsos comprendidos
desde la (a).hasta la (d) se modificara unicamente segin se establece en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones alcanzadas por este incise se modificaran anualmente er la fecha de tasaci6n
establecida por la leyv.Sin embargo. ia jeedieli. de.qo tales modificaciones en las tasaciones no n
drAn deber.n superar el 5 diie-por ciento (4O% de la tasaci6n del ano anterior. La legislature r lay
general. podrA disooner que except en caso de reforms. amoliaciones. reducciones o meioras a los
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el custodio de los reoistros el iusto valor de labropiedad es inferior al valor iusto de la prpiedad en la fecha de tasaci6n anterior
Se tres cuartos de los miem- establecida eor le.
into en dolares del aumento (2) Nimone Las tasaciones no oodrAn excedera un valor just.
n contrario en la resolucian. (3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de titularidad o administraci6n, conform a to establecido por
mitaci6n a los ingresos cor- la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio en la titulardad de una entidad legal propietaria del inmueble,
vigor si recibe la anrobaci6n tal propiedad se tasara en raz6n del just valor a la fecha siguienle de tasaci6n. A partir de entonces,
uestion, la propiedad se tasard segin se establece en este inciso.
A LEGISLATURA.--La leo- (4) Las reforms, incorporaciones, reducciones a mejoras a dicha propiedad se tasarAn de con-
di6n a los ingresos estatales formidad con la ley general. Sin embargo, despous del aiuste por cualquier reform ampliacidn. re-
duccion o meiora. la propiedad serA tasada segan se establece en este inciso.
a financiaci6n de funciones (g) En relaci6n con todos los gravamenes, a excepci6n de los relacionados con el district escolar,
igar despues del 6 de mayo la tasacion de los inmuebles que no est6n sujetos a las limitaciones a la tasaci6n eslablecdas an los
incisos comprendidos desde la (a) hasta la (d) y (g) se modificard lnicamente segOn so establece en
este inciso.
a legislature establecera los (1) Las tasaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente on la fecha de tasacidn
establecida por la ley. Sin embargo. ;o '~eodioi d- q tales modilicaciones en las tasaciones no D-
Itrmino:a drA deobemn superar el 5 rse por ciento *0%) de la tasaci6n del ano anterior. La legislatura.e pr ly
edio del oroducto del factor general. DOdrd disnoner ue. exceoto en caso de reforms, ampliaciones. reducciones o meioras a los
bienes de familiar tasados seo6n se establece en la clausula (51. las tasaciones no oodrAn aumentar sa
bio porcentual del oromedio el usto valor de la propiedad es inferior al valor iusto de la proiedad en la fecha de tasacin anterior
o indice de Precios al Con- establecida or ley.
res urbanos. oromedio oara (2) 0\iA o. Las tasaciones no podrAn excedera un valor just.
s los arliculos. de acuerdo (3) La legislature debera disponer la tasaci6n de la mencionada propiedad en raz6n del just
!l indies deiara de existir. la valor a la fecha de tasaci6n posterior a la realizaci6n de una mejota relevant a la propiedad, conform
a la delinici6n de la ley general. A partir de entonces, la propiedad se tasard seg6n se establece en
el cambio norcertual en la este inciso.
aro anterior. A los fines del (3) La legislature podrd establecer la condici6n de que la mencionada propiedad se tase en
ones oficiales de poblaci6n raz6n del just valor a la fecha de la tasaci6n siguiente al cambio de litularidad o administraci6n, seg6n
S o define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio de titularidad de la entidad legal propietaria del In-
S 1,. :.C r f., mrueble a ~, ;r t .'i d- i.iic.:e 1i .l...;ja. d se iiar cgur sae :ablJ ce en esle irciso
,ln.irr- e=.1. l -',r Tlir:. ( i La r.-icrnr. ...:.rr..:.rarr. rECucci.ores m ,i ras a a,.chaD ropeoao se lasar an d con,
'mciir icnr Ij re uil ,'i. -. formidaoa c.. I- i. y .r..Ti Sir. cmecargo aeipuaes oe aluaie por cualquier relorna, ampliacion, re-
le del estado en el caso de ducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera tasada segun se establece en este inciso.
mo condos de contrapartida (i) La legislature, por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones aquf establecidas, podra prohibit la
s a sustentar el Fondo Fidu- indusi6n de los siguientes puntos en la determinaci6n del valor de tasaci6n propiedades uilizadas
on exceci6n de los foridos como residencia:
ales realizadas desouds del (1) Cualquier reform o mejora efectuada a fin de mejorar la resistencia de la propiedad a daflos
oremios. recibos del Fondo ocasionadqs por el viento.
rci6n de -Seguros para las (2) La instalacibn de un dispositivo de alimentaci6n de energia renovable.
ducaci6n superior ouiblicas: (j)(1) La tasaci6n de las siguientes propiedades ubicadas sobre el puerto comerclllindusrial se
nor la orovisi6n de servicios basard en el uso actual al que se destiny la propiedad:
gresos orovenientes de im- a Tierras utilizadas predominantemente con fines de pesca commercial.
ici6n haya sido exigida oor b. Tierra acQesible para el pfblico y utilizada para botar embarcaciones haca aguas navegables.
de 2011 c. Puertos deportivos y estructuras de ladrillos sin mortero abiertas al pdblico.
d. Plants de fabricaci6n maritimas dependientes del acceso al agua, instalaciones de pesca
commercial e instalaciones de fabricaci6n y reparaci6n de embarcaciones maritimas y actividades com-
9cci6n 1 y la creation de la plementarias.
. esta section entraran en (2) El beneficio de tasaci6n establecido en este inciso est sujeto a las cndiciones y imitaciones
oartir del ano fiscal estatal y las definiciones razonables especificadas por la legislature por ley general.
SECCI6N 6. Exenciones a bienes de familia.-
(a) Toda persona que pose un titulo conform al sislema legal o de derecho sobre un inmueble
que sea residencia permanent del propietario o de otro dependiente que est6 a cargo del propielario
por motives legales o naturales quedara exenta de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, except de las
tasaciones por beneficios especiales, en caso de tasaciones de hasta $25.000o "inli ieo ml -t-
asi como de todo gravamen distinto a los correspondientes al distrito escolar, sobre today tasac6n que
super los s$5000..inoua ,si -.: y hasta los S75 o0ee et ..y o -n ml .. am. una vez es-
tablecido dicho derecho segOn Io indica la ley. La titularidad sobre el inmueble podrd provenir de un
titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho, set total, conjunta, compartida (como en el caso de un
DUCCION DEL VALOR DE 'condominio) o ser indirecta a trav6s de la posesi6n de acciones o una membresia que represent la
I DE PROPIEDADES QUE participacibn del propietario o del miembro en una corporaci6n poseedora de un derecho plenoo un
ROGRAMADAS.- derecho de duraci6n fija que super inicialmente los 98 aevenola- y e aios. La exenci6n no serb
aplicable sobre ningOn registry de tasaciones hasta que un organismo estaalt designado por la lay gen-
eral determine en primer lugar que dicho registry cumple con tas disposiciones de la Secci6n 4. Esta
y la Seccidn 6 (Exenciones exenci6n queda revocada a partir de la entrada en vigor de cualquier enmienda a este Articulo que as-
enmendaria la Secci6n 27 tablezca la tasaci6n de bienes de familiar a un valor inferior al just valor.
rama de las enmiendas. (b) No se concederA mrs de una exenci6n a ningun 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
nuci6n del just valor de la en relaci6n con su propietario o, en case de titularidad a travds de acciones o la participaci6n como
i, por 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 segOn el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad.
liente al 1 de enero anterior, (c) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones aqui establecidas, la legislature podri otracer a
is, reducciones o mejoras a los arrendatarios que sean residents permanentes la exendin de todos los gravdmenes de impuestos
enmienda entrara en vigor segOn valor. Tal exencion de impuestos segfn valor se efectuarA en la forma y por el monto estableddo
elecci6n especial celebrada por la ley general.
se implementarA en forma (d) La legislature podra, por ley general, permilir que los condados o municipios, en relaci6n con
de 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 ios bienes de familiar que no super los SS5. 000iuemes
los cambios anuales en las mil doeblo a cualquier persona que posea un titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre
nda entrara en vigor tras la dicho inmueble que sea la rbsidencia principal del propietario, quien debe haber cumplido los 65
6n especial celebrada eo la sseeees y einee a5os y cuyos ingresos domesticos, segdn define la ley general, no superen los 20.00
nenlarA en formia telroactiva vWauiF il d6-a-.eo. La ley general debe facultar a los condados y munlcipios a otorgar esta exencidn
trar6 en vigor el 1 de enero adicional, dentro de los limits impuestos en este inciso, por ordenanza adoptada segun establece oa
ley general y tambidn debe prever el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n por ingresos especificada en este
ujeto a las condiciones que inciso en funci6n de los cambios del cost de vida.
todas las personas que de- (e) Todo veteran de 65 anos de edad o mayor que present una discapacidad permanent total
de Florida dentro del plazo o parcial recibirA un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segun valor que de lo contrarlo adeudaria
esi6n de un inmueble dentro por la titularidad sobre la propiedad en la que reside si dicha discapacidad esta relacionada con la par-
xenci6n a bienes de familia ticipaci6n en combat, el veteran residia en el estado al moment de ingresar en el servicio military de
Sgravamenes except a los los Estados Unidos y ha recibido la baja con honors al dejar de pertenecer al ejdrcito. El descuento
onto equivalent at 50 por consistird en un porcentaje equivalent al porcentaje de la discapacidad permanent relaclonada con
enero del aFo de su consti- el servicio que present el veteran seggn lo determinado por el Departamento de Asuntos de Veter-
er el monto equivalent a la anos de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar para reciblr el descuento otorgado por este inciso, el solic-
n el condado en el que est6 itante debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado, hasta el 1 de marzo, comprobantes de
te anterior al 1 de enero del residencia al moment de ingreso al servicio military, una carta official del Departamento de Asuntos de
al se aplicard durante el pe- Veteranos de los Estados Unidos que indique el porcenlaje de la discapacidad relaclonada con el ser-
d. El monto de la exenci6n vicio y today evidencia que determine razonablemente que la discapacidad esta relacionada con la par-
equivalente al 20 por ciento ticipaci6n en combale, asi como una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En caso de desestimar
onstiluy6 en bien de familiar la solicitud de descuento, el tasador de propiedades deberd avisar por escrito al solicitante los motivos
ad y el valor de lasaci6n de- de la denegaci6n y el veteran podra volver a presenter una solicitud. La legislature podrd, por ley gen-
que fuera mayor. No se per- eral, otorgar una exenci6n al requisito,de presentaci6n annual de una solicitud en los arios subsiguientes.
nstituida en bien de familiar. Este inciso entrard en vigor el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de aplicaci6n inmediata y no require de
ro de 2011 o posleriormente legislaci6n para su implementaci6n.
elebrada en la misma fecha (11 Segon lo dispueslo nor lev general v suieto a las condiciones aqui esecificadas. todapersona


eoaoes compraaas el 1 de
'otantes en la elecci6n gen-
su otorgamiento ni en ahos
e los votantes. En caso de
dcin primaria de preferencia
de aprobarse en la election

aci6n, cuya entrada en vigor
es adoptadas en 2008 que
stiluidos en bien de familiar.
enmienda que proponga la





iran reglamentaciones para
puestos segun valor, sujelo

Droduzcan gran cantidad de
s exclusivamente cor fines
adas Onicamente en raz6n

efiniciones razonables aqui
cadas por Il ley general y

inservados como unidades
fines impositivos a un por-

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ieemisneeegOn se establece en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones sujelas a este inciso se modificaran :r 'nemieead anualmente el l42
de enero todos los anos^ .in loo _-."1a im- IonW tag--'--
a. Los cambios de las lasaiones no edrn adeOibnp superar el monto menor entire los sigu-
ienles:
.Le Tres por ciento (+c) de la tasaci6n del ano anterior.


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ARTiCUrO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECCION 27. Exenciones a los impuestos inmobiliarios y limitaciones a las tasaciones del im-
puesto inmobiliario.-Las enriendas a las secciones 3, 4 y 6 del Articulo VII, que disponen una exen-
ci6n de $25,000 para los bienes personales tangibles y una exenci6n adicional de $25,000 para blenes
de familiar, que autoriza la transferencia del beneficio acumulado a partir de las limitaciones a la tasacdn
de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar y esta seci6n, en caso de presentarse ante los electores
del eslado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en una elecci6n especial autorizada por la ley para celebrarse
el 29 de enero de 2008, entraran en vigor tras su aprobaci6n por part de los electores y se aplicarin
retroactivamente al 1 de enero de 2008. De presentarse ante los electores del estado para su
aprobacion o rechazo en la election general siguiente, entraran on vigor el 1 de enero del ato siguienle
a dicha elecci6n general. Las enmiendas a la Secci6n 4 del Articulo VII, que crea ls incisos (0 y (g)
en la secci6n mencionada que establecen una limilaci6n a los aumentos de la tasaci6n annual para los
inmuebles especificados, entrara en vigor Iras su aprobaci6n por part de los electors y comenzarn
a similar las tasaciones a pair del 1 de enero de 2009 en caso de aprobarse en una elecci6n especial
celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o comenzard a limitar las tasaciones a partir del 1 de enero de 2010
en caso de aprobarse en la elecci6n general celebrada en noviembre de 2008. Los incisos 1(g ( y fly


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f9gde la Soccion 4 del Arliculo Vll.(iniralelaniedadoasdos. cmoaincis5s li.jL quedan revocados a
partir del I de enoro do 2023 94-0: sin embargo, la legislalura pOr resolucion conjuntl propondra una
enmienda que derogue la revocacion de los incisos (g) (4 y tl. 94 que se prosenlarA a los eloclores
'de este eslado para su aprobacion o rechazo en la eleccion general de 2022 = 4W y, on caso de
aprobacion, entrara en vigor el 1 de enero de 2023 S4o,
SECIN.3L2.Iasationsde prnpedadesl.-Esiaseta- ly a.nmiann de Id-sLccidnoA del
Arliculo VII sobre los bienes de familia v las orooledades no consliluidas en tales cuovlust o v ntLB
encuentre en disminucion qu reduce el limile al aumenlo annual mAximo del valor td Iasaclgad~ela
proidades no conslilwudas en bien de lamilia en case de oprsentarse ante los elecalor del alted
pars su aprabacion o rechazo en la election esoecial autorizada nor la lev oara cclebrarse an la mlsma
leclhaG ue la eleccin orimaria de prelerencia oresidencial de 2012. enlrara en vioor trash su aarobacijn
nor parle de los eleclores v se aolicara relroaclivamente al 1 de enero de 2012. o. on caso de oresen-
tarse ante los eleclores de esle estado oara su anrobacidn o rechazo en la election general de 2012.
entrarauenvioor el 1 de enero de 2013
SECCION 33. Exencion adicional oara bhines de lamilia de Droolelarlos sin antecedents re-
ienles de tilularidad sobre oropiedades consliluidas en bien de familiar. -Esta seccion v la nmienda
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su aorobacion o rechazo en la election general de 2012. enlraran en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013 v la
exenci6n adicional estari disoonible para bienes de familiar estarA disoonible oara las orooiedades
compradas el 1 de enero de 20120 oosteriormenle.

N0.5
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO V, SECCIONES 2, 11, Y 12
(Leglslativa)

,Titulo de la papeleta: TRIBUNALES ESTATALES.-

Resutnen do la papelaea: Propone una revision del Articulo V de la Constituci6n Esiatal en relaci6n
con el powder judicial.
La Constituci6n Estatal autoriza a la Suprema Corte a adoptar reglas de practice y procedimiento
Spara todos los tribunales. Asimismo, la constil ;tablece que una regla de la corte podrA ser re-.
vocada por lay general promulgada por el voto L. s tercios de los miembros de cada cimara de la
Legislature. Esta propuesta de revision consliluciolial elimina el requisite de aprobaci6n de leyes,gen-
erales que revoquen una regla de la corte por el voto de dos tercios de cada cAmara y, por lo tanto, es-
tablece que la Legislatura podra revocar una regla de la core por ley general aprobada por el voto de
la mayoria de cada una de sus cAmaras que manifieste la political An la que se basa la revocaci6n. La
core podri volver a adoptar la regia conform a la political publica manifestada por la Legislatura, pero
si la Legislatura determine que una regla ha sido readoptada y la revoca. esta propuesta de revision
prohibe a la corte volver a adoptar la regla revocada una vez mas sin la aprobaci6n previa de la Leg-
islatura. De acuerdo con la ley vigente, las reglas expedidas por las comisiones nominadoras judiciales
y la Comisi6n de Requisites Judiciales podran ser revocadas por ley general promulgada por el voto
de la mayoria de cada cAmara de la Legislatura. En virtud de esta propuesta de revision, se sustituye
el m6todo de revocaci6n de reglas por volaci6n por la revocacion por 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 efectuadas por Gobelnador noestAn sujetas a conlirmacl6n, Esta revision exige la confir-
maci6n de los jueces de la Suprema Corte por part del Senado para que Il persona designada ocupe
su cargo. Si per votaci6n 'l Senado decide no conlirmaf la designaci6n, debe volver a convocarse a la
comisi6n nominadora judicial, quano podri volver a nominar a ninguna persona cuya designaci6n an-
ten"or pars ocupar la misma vacant no haya sido confirmada por el Senado. El Senado podra reunirse
a cualquier moment a los lines de la confirmaci6n. Si el Senado no vota per la designaci6n de un juez
dertro del plazo de 90 dias, se considerard que el juez ha sido confirmado y comenzarA a ejercer el
cargo.
La Comisi6n de Requisitos Judiciales es una comisi6n independiente reada por la Constituci6n
Estatal para investigar e interponer acciones judiciales ante supuestas conducts dolosas de un mag-
islrado o juez de la Suprema Corte de Florida. Actualmente, de acuerdo con la constituci6n, los pro-
cedimienlos de la comisi6n son confidenciales hasta el moment de presentaci6n formal delos cargo
por part del equipo investigator de dicha comisi6n. Una vez presentados los cargos formales, dichos
cargos y demAs procedimientos de la comisi6n adquieren estado public. Actualmente, la constituci6n
autoriza a la CAmara de Representantes a Ilevar a juicio politico a magistrados o jueces. Aslmismo, el
Portavoz de la CAmara de Representantes podrA solicitar today la informaci6n que se encuentre en pos-
esibn de la Comisi6n de Requisitos Judiciales, que dicha comisi6n debe poner a su disposici6n, para
utilizaria en el process de decision sobre el juicio politico a un magislrado o juez. Esta propuesta de.
revision exige a la comisi6n que ponga todosisus archives a disposicidn6del Portavoz de la CAmara deI
Representantes, pero establece que dichos archives deben conservar su confidencialidad durante
cualquieC investigaci6n que realize la CAmara de Reprpsentantes y hasta que se la use para Ilevar a
S juicio plitico a un magistrado o juez. Esta revision tambien quit al Gobernador la facultad de solicitar
archives de la Comisi6n de Requisitos Judiciales en pos del cumplimiento de un cambio constitutional
*anterior. *
Esta revision tambidn efectla incorporaciones y eliminaciones tdcnicas y que ofrecen aclara-
ciones para la selecci6n de presidents de las cortes de circuit y en relaci6n con la Comision de Req-
uisitos Judiciales, ademas de olras modificaciones no sustanciales tecnicas y tendientes al
cumplimiento del articulo de la constituci6n sobre el poder judicial.

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ARTICULO V
PODER JUDICIAL
SECCION 2. Administraciln; practice y procedimiento.-
(a) La supreme corte adoptari 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 jurisdicci6n sobre cualquier procedimiento cuando se haya invocado
improcedentemente la jurisdicci6n de otro tribunal y el requisite de que no se deseslimara ninguna
causa debido-a la solicitud de una reparaci6n improcedente. La corte supreme adoptara reglas que le
permitan ea ee ~ y a los tribunales de apelaciones de distrito presenter consultas sobre derecho
military ante la Corte Federal de Apelaciones de las Fuerzas Armadas para obtendr su asesoramiento.
Las reglas de la core podran ser revocadas por unaley general que explicite la oolitica que fundamental

La corte Dodrd volver a adoolar la reola revocada solamente de conformidad con la polilica opblica es-
tablecida or la Ileoislatura. Si la legislature determine que una reala ha side readoplada y la revoca. la
cnrte no podrA volver a adoptar dicha regla nosteriormenle sin la aprobaci6n previa de la leaislatura.
(b) El president de la supreme corte sera elegldo por mayoria de los miembros de la code,
sera el funcionario administrative en jefe del sistema judicial y tendri la lacullad de asignar jueces, in-
cluidos los jueces retirados que otorguen su consentimiento, para el desempeno de funciones transi-
toriamente en cualquier tribunal para el que el juez este calificado y a delegar at juez president de un
circuit judicial la facultad de asignar jueces para el desempe io en dicho circuit.
(c) Se elegira un president para cada tribunal de apelaciones de distrito por mayoria de los
jueces de dicho distrito o, de no lograrse la mayoria, sera elegido por el president de la corte. El pres-
idente del tribunal serA responsible de la supervision administrative del tribunal.
S (d) Se escogera un president para cada circuit entire los jueces de circuit de acuerdo con la
:c .a C 13 5uCreTa- Cor.- El luez roi iT.. ',dd f irl r rei :. rni ,ib I -. : i? e C .CIr' a*rT,-.,
Strata de tl ai i. ur.ai-4 t c.r-:ua.t y oa''i 1 rli.i-r I-E1,1,- d - -3-.-aU- :-* G :i : e :r.u- i
SECCICtO 11 Vac an e -
(a) Cuando se abra una vacant en una sede judicial en la que result applicable la elecci6n para
la retenci6n del cargo, el gobernador ocuparA la vacant mediante la designaci6n por un period, que
finalizara el primer martes posterior al primer lunes de enero del ano siguiente a la elecci6n general
siguiente que tenga lugar al menos un afio despucs de la fecha de designaci6n, de una entire no menos
de tres ni mis de seis personas nominadas por la comisi6n nominadora judicial apropiada.
(b) El gobemador ocupara todas las vacantes de cada tribunal de circuilo o de condado en los
que los jueces se elijan por el voto de la mayoria de los electores mediante la designaci6n por un pe-
riodo, que finalizarA el primer martes posterior al primer lunes de enero del afno siguiente a la eleccidn
primaiia y general siguiente que tenga lugar al menos un aio despues de'la fecha de designaci6n, de
una entire no menos de tres ni mas de seis personas nominadas por la comisi6n nominadora judicial
apropiada. Se celebrara una elecci6n para ocupar el cargo judicial durante el period del cargo que
comience una vez finalizado el period para el que se ha electuado la designacion.
(c) Las norninaciones se efectuaran dentro de los treinta dias posteriores a la apertura de la va-
cante, except si el gobemador extendiera el period durante un plazo que no deber6 superar los
treinta dias. El gobernador efectuard la designaci6n dentro de los sesenta dias posleriores a la recep-
ci6n de la certificacidn de las nominaciones.
(d) Todas las desianaciones de iueces de la supreme corte estAn suietas a la confirmaci6n del
senado. El senado odra sesionar a los fines de otoroar la confirmation indeoendientemente de que
la cimara de reoresentantes se encuenire sesionando o no. Si el senado no votae or la designaci6n
de un iuez dentro del plazo de 90 dias. se considerara cue el luez ha sido confirmado. Si por votaci6n
el senado decide no confirmar la designaci6n. debe volver a convocarse a la comisi6n nominadora lu-
dicial de la surema corte como si se hubiera abierto una nueva vacante.p ero no oodrA volver a nom-


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delsenado.
S)4d Existira una comisi6n nominadora judicial individual, de acuerdo con la ley general,.para
la supreme codrte, a ara cada tribunal de apelaciones de distrito y una Iars cada circuit judicial
'para todos los triounales de primer instancia de cada circuit. Las comisiones nominadoras judiciales
establecerbn reglas de procedimienlo uniforms en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Estas reglas, o
cualquier parts de ellas, podran ser revocadas per ley general -..m.l;:o: pOr 1 ;'l1: d o l ,-."o'.
i- lo ...im-pm-7 n do 08 -i6m..a- del 19 ;laW.. 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 estaran abiertos al public.
SECCION 12, Saticiones disciplinarias: remoci6n y retiro.-
(a) COMISION DE REQUISITOS JUDICIALES.-Se dispone la creaci6n de una comisi6n de
requisilos judiciales.
(1) Exisliran comisiones de requisios judiciales con jurisdicci6n parainvestigar y recomendar a
la Supreme Corte de Florida la remoci6n del cargo de cualquier juez cuya conduct, durante el period
'del cargo o en cualquier otro senlido. -'1R 1 o .'imARo dI 106S. o p9.66 ':..6ORMS M ---:.I (i-IS -'g'A-:AI
u ""i "Nii "Ow uu ,tuenslltu iiicuiiipeeiiua pard cuiiservar el cargo y para in-
vesligar y recomrendar sanciones a jueces cuya conducts, durante el period del cargo o en cualquier
otro sentido ol' 1d: do '"mi-.. o 4 166 s po-a li-:-raorm e ; (i -:i:o.-. & "-'- -.I----.- -do i ".n
do e-eeeeeei n), juslifique dicha sanci6n. A los fines de esta secci6n, se define como sanci6n discipli-
naria cualquiera de flo siguientes: reconvenci6n, multa, suspension con o sin goce de sueldo o san-
clones a abogados. La comisi6n tendra jurisdicci6n sobre los magistrados y jueces en relacion con
supueslos cases de conducts dolosa que tuviera lugar antes o durante su desempelo como nPagistrado
o juez en caso de electuarse una denuncia no mAs de un ano despucs de terminado el period de de-
sempeRlo como magistrado o juez. La comisi6n lendri jurisdiccion sobre los supuestos casos de inca-
pacidad durante el period de desemperno como magislrado o juez. La comisi6n estara compuesta
per:
a. Dos jueces de tribunales de apelaciones de distrito seleccionados por los jueces de dichos
tribunals, dos jueces de circuit seleccionados por los jueces de los tribunales de circuilo y dos jueces
de los Iribunales 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 por el drgano rector de la asociaci6n de abogados de Florida; y
c. Cinco electores residents en el eslado que nunca hayan ocupado cargos judiciales ni hayan
sido miembros de la asociacion de abogados de Florida, que seran designados por el gobemador.
(2) Los miembros de la comisi6n de requisitos judiciales deseripeiaran su cargo en periods
escalonados que no superarAn los seis anos segjn establece la ley general. Ning6n miembro de la
comisi6n, con excepci6n de un juez, sera eligible para ocupar un cargo judicial estatal mientras se de-
sempefie come miembro de la comisi6n y durante el plazo de dos anos a su terminacibn. Ningln miem-
bro de la comisi6n podra ocupar cargos en partidos politicos ni participar en campafia alguna per un
cargo judicial ni ocupar cargos publicos: sin embargo, los jueces podran hacer campanas para ocupar
cargos judiciales y ocuparlos. La comisi6n elegirA como president a uno de sus miembros.
(3) Los miembros de la comisi6n de requisites judiciales que no esltn sujetos a juicio politico
estaran sujetos a su remoci6n de la comisi6n de acuerdo con las disposiciones de la Secci6n 7 del
Articulo IV de la Constitticin de Florida.
(4) La comisi6n adoptara.reglas que reglamentarAn sus procedimientos, c6mo ocuparan las va-
cantes las autoridades que designan, la descalificaci6n de miembros, la rotaci6n de miembros entire
panels y la sustitucion temporal de miembros descalilicados o incapacitados. Estas reglas, o cualquier
parole de ellas, podran ser revocadas par ley general "e'.-.'-- --p W@' "-p 'l .l o :. .o lo -:i'
-. id o'-: --i-n' : -o lo i;l p o- par la supreme corte con el acuerdo de cinco jueces. La
comisi6n tendra autoridad para expedir cilaciones. Todos los procedimientos realizados por la comisl6n
o presentados ante ella serAn confidenciales hasta que el panel investigator presented cargos formales
conlra un juez o magistrado ante el secretario de la Suprema Corte de Florida: no obstante, una vez
que el panel investigator descubra una causa probable y realice la presentaci6n de los cargos formales
contra un juez o magistrado ante el secrelario, dichos cargos ylodos los procedimientos posteriores
realizados ante la comisi6n seran putblicos.
(5) La comisi6n tendrA acceso a today la informaci6n de todos los organismos ejecutivos, leg-
islalivos y judiciales, incluidos grandes jurados, sujeto a las reglas de la comisi6n. A pedido del portavoz
de la camnara de representanles o del yu3ima", la comisi6n deberA poner en cualquier moment a
dlsposici6n de la camara de reoresentantes today la informaci6n que se encuentre en su posesi6n,.gue
mantendrA su character confidential durante cualouier inveslioaci6n v hasta su utilizaci6n para Ilevar a
PON 10"04 8 W nSOR ORi izWA9 I d lpoib:ild do juicio politic- o ---OP-oniP808 008polumonl.
.(b) PANELES. La comisi6n se dividirA en un panel investigator y un panel de audiencias, segin
lo eslablecido por regla de la comisi6n. El panel investigador pose jurisdiccibh para recibir o iniciar
denuncias, realizar investigaciones, desestimar denuncias y, por voto de su mayoria simple, presenter
Cargos formales ante el panel de audiencias. El panel de audiencias tiene la facullad de recibir y cono-
Ialeictargos formales presentados por el panel investigator y, por voto de dos lercios de sus integrantes,
*eflnhendar a la supreme corte la remoci6n de un magistrado o juez o el retiro involuntario de un mag-
istrado o juez debido a cualquier discapacidad permanent que interfiera gravemenle en el desempeAlo
de las funciones judiciales. Por voto de la mayoria simple de sus miembros, el panel de audienclas
podra recomendar a la supreme code que se apliquen al magistrado o juez las sanciones disciplinarias
apropiadas.
(c) SUPREMA CORTE.-La supreme corte recibirA recomendaciones del panel de audiciones
de la comisi6n de requisilos judiciales.
(1) La supreme cote podra aceptar, rechazar o modificar total o parcialmente los falls, las con-
cluslones y las recomendaciones de la comisi6n y podre ordenar que se apliquen al magistrado o juez
las sanciones disciplinarlas apropiadas, su remoci6n del cargo junto con el cese de la remuneraci6n
por incumplimlento iritencional o persisente del desempenlo de los deberes judiciales o per otras con-
ductas improplas en un'miembro del poder judicial que manillesten incompelencia actual para ocupar
un cargo oael retire involuntario per cualquier discapacidad permanent qua interfiera gravemente en
el desempefio de los deberes judiciales. No serA requisite pars la remoci6n del cargo de un juez o
maglstrado cuya conduct manilieste inco'mpelencia actual pars ocupar el cargo que dicho magistrado
o juez comela un acto de mala fe, conocimiento doloso o inmoralidad. Una vez presenladas formal-
mente las acciones y a pedido del panel invesligador. la supreme carte podra suspender del cargo al
magistrado o juez, con o sin goce de sueldo, haste que se tome una delerminacion definitive sobre la
lnveptigacibn.
1(2) La supreme corte podra eximir del pago de las costAs a la parole ganadora.
(d) FAMULTAD DE REMOCIN. -La tacullad de remoci6n otorgada par esta secci6n serA lanto


allernativa como acumulativa a la facultad de enjuiciar polilicamenle
(e) PROCEDIMIENTOS QUE INVOLUCREN A JUECES DE LA SUPREMA CORTF Sin per-
juicio de ninguna de las disposiciones de esta secci6n. si el sujeto de los procedimientos de la comision
de requisites judiciales luera un juez de la supreme core de Florida. lodos los jueces de dicha corte
quedarAn automalicamente descalificados para sesionar como jueces de dicho tribunal en felapi6n con
todos los procedimientos que conciernan a la persona involucrada y. para este fin, la supreme corte
estara compuesta por un panel integrado por los sielejueces que president los circuitos judiciales del
estado de Florida con mts antiguedad en el cargo judicial de juez de circuit. A los fines de determinar
la antigOedad de los jueces de circuit en caso de que hubiera jueces con la misma antiguedad en
dicho cargo, se considerarA que tienen mas antigOedad los jueces que se desempeflen en el o los cir-
cuilos cuyo nimero sea mas bajo. Si alguno de dichos jueces presidents de circuilo fuera objeto de
una investigation de la comisi6n de requisites judiciales, estuviera descalificado de cualquier otra man-
era o no fuera capaz de desempeflarse en el panel. el siguienle juez en antigiedad con el cargo de
president de circuit se desempenard en lugar del juez president de circuit descalilicado o dis-
capacitado.
(I) CRONOGRAMA DE LA SECCION 12.- .
(1) Excepto en la media en que no lueran compatibles con las disposiciones de esta seccion,
lodas las disposiciones de la ley y las reglas de la core que se encuentre vigentes en la fecha de en-
trada en vigor de este articulo continuaran en vigor hasta que sean reemplazadas segun lo autoriza la
constituci6n.
(2) Cuando esta secci6n entire en vigor y hasta su adoption per regla compatible de la comisi6n:
a. La comisi6n se dividirA, segun determine su president, en un panel investigator y en un
panel de audiencias para cumplir las responsabilidades establecidas en esta seccion.
b. El panel investigator estarA compuesto por:
1. Cuatro jueces,
2. Dos miembros de la asociacion 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. Dos miembros que no seran abogados.
d. La pertenencia a los panels podra ser rotativa segAn lo eslablezcan las normas de la
comisi6n; no obstante, ningin miembro podra votar en calidad de miembro de los panels investigator
y de audiencias en el mismo procedimiento.
e. La comisi6n contratard personal independiente para cada panel.
f.'Los miembros de la comisi6n ocuparAn el cargo durante periods escalonados de seis afros.
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g, La designaci6n a par ocupar un vacant en la comisin se prolongar do urante el rest do deloo
dopioIdob. do i i

le circuio y jueces do tlblnales de oo ondadoI s- realzard pr el voi du no menos de la mayoria de





los members con vot I en las onferenclas de los tribunales respectivosaa La selecci6n de mliembros

pDor paooe de la junta de dtrectores de la asociaci6n d abogados de Flo rida se realzar pnr el voto deoo
2no menos de la mayoria de la junta. ii(g(r. 'a 'd', -; : l Bi




li La dsignci6n par eeo a cupear lun vcanteenls comisiin e proof ngar la durantigaci rn deli
period. v
0 bji La seleccion de miembros por parte de juedes de tribunales de apelaciones de distrito, jueces
de circuit y jueces do tribunales de condado so realtzart par t fvoto de no menos de ia mayoria de
los miembros con voto en las conferenclas de los tribunales respectivos. La selecci6n de miembros
por parte de la junta de directors de ia a sociaci6n ce abogados de Florida se reallzarA por l voto ide
no menos de a mayoria de la junta.
"j La comisl6n taendra derecho a recuperar los coslos incurridos en l investigation ya en slain-
terposicTln de la acci6n judicial, ademAs del costo de cualquier sanci6n impuesta por la supreme core.
jif Se compensark a los miembros y a los mediadores el cost de los gastos de viaje o trans-
porte y los vialicos diaries segin eslablece la ley general.

N. 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO I. SECCI6N 28
(Leglslatlva)

T(tulo de la papeleta: PROHIBICI6N A LA FINANCIACION POBLICA DE ABORTOS; INTER-
PRETACION DEL DERECHO AL ABORTO.-

Resumen de la papeleta: Esta enmienda propdesta establece que no podran destinarse fondos pibli-
cos a ningin aborto ni cobertura de beneficial de seluq que cubra el aborto. Esta prohibici6n no es
aplicable a los gastos exigidos por ley lefleral, los casot en los que la mujer sufra un trastomo fisico,
una lesi6n fisica o una enfermedad fisica que la expusiera al peligro de muerte si no se realize uei
aborto o en caso de violaci6n o incest.
Esta enmienda propuesta establece que no podra interpretarse que la Constituci6n Estatal otorga dere-
chos mas amplios al aborto que los contemplados en la Constitucion de los Estados Unidos. Con re-
specto at aborto, esta enmienda propuesta anula las decisions de la corte que establecen que el
derecho de privacidad otorgado por la Secci6n 23 del Articulo I de la Constitubi6n Estatal liene un al-
cance mas amplio que el de la Constituci6n de los Estados Unidos.


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ARTiCULO I
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS


aSEC;IUN Znl. rronilicion a la financiacion oublica oe aDormos: Inerpreiacion ael aerecno il
aborto.-
(a) No podrAn destinarse fondos niiblicos a ningin aborto ni cobertura de benealicios de salud


qua cubra el aborto. Este incis no es anlicable a
(1) Gastos exilidos por ley federal:
12) Cases an los que la muier nadezca un
fisica. incluidas afecciones con riesro de muerte
ausieran a la muier al aeliaro de muerta certificac


trasorno fisico. una lesidn fisica o una entermedad
nrnuvneada n odrivadas del embaramzn n si hnue ex-


s mAs amolios al abort


center


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

Tltulo de la papeleta: LIBERTAD RELIGIOSA.-

Resumen de la papelela: ProoDore ina enmienda-a la Cc.n.illucion E1,alal .ue C itaoiece que no p,0-
dlar. .-..qgarse enefcior guDrmamenlales linancac.on u. ias lonrmas ea a i iler,cia r.r.gunra p-erdi:r.a
ni organizaci6n sobre la base de su identidad o creencias religiosas, except segun to exija la Primera
Enmienda a la Constituci6n de los Estados Unidos, y elimina la prohibici6n al uso de los ingresos al
tesoro piblico para la asistencia direct o indirect de cualquier iglesia, secta, denominaci6n religious
o instituci6n confesional.

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ARTICULO I
DECLARACIQN DE DERECHOS
SECCION 3. Libertad religiosa.-Ninguna ley establecera religion alguna ni prohibira o san-
cionarA su libra prActica. La libertad religiosa no justificarA prActicas que se opongan a la moral, la paz
o la seguridad publicas. Exceoto en la media en aue lo exiia la Primera Enmienda ala Constituti6n
de los Estados Unidos. ni el aobiemo ni ninauno de sus reoresentantes oodrd near a ninouna persona
u oroanizacibn los beneficios de ningon program. financiaci6n u otra form de asistencia sobre la
base de la identidad o las creencias relioiosas. _- n:'in -.R t.:Min- :-":-:: .-dF ."8~2 in n 01l 1-'




N. 9
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCI6N 6
ARTICULO XII, SECCION 32
(Legislativa)

Titulo de la papeleta: EXENCI6N AL IMPUESTO A BIENES DE FAMILIAR PARA C6NYUGES
SUPERSTITES DE VETERANS DEL EJiRCITO O PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIAS.-

Resumeri de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para autorizar a la Legis-
latura a olorgar la exenci6n del pago del Impuesto segun valor sobre blenes de familiar por ley general
en beneficio del c6nyuge supnrslite de todo velerano de guerra fallecido por causes relacionadas con
el servicio active o del c6nyuge sup6rstite de un empleado de emergencies fallecido en cumplimiento
del debar. La enmienda auloriza a la Legislatura a eximir total o parcialmente la propiedad constituida
en blen de familiar de dicho c6nyuge sup6rstite de impuestos segun valor. La enmienda define como
personal de emergencies a los oficiales de policla, oficiales de instituciones correccionales, bombers,
t6cnicos medicos especializados en urgencias o param6dicos. Esta enmienda entrara en vigor el 1 de
enero de 2013,

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ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS

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
por motives legales o naturales quedard exenta'de impuestos sobre dicha propiedad, except de las
tasaciones por beneficios especiales, en el caso de tasaciones de hasta veinticinco mil dl6ares asi
como de todo gravamen dislinto a los correspondientes al distrito escolar, sobre today lasaci0n mayor
de cincuenta mil dl6ares y de hasta setenta y cinco mil d6lares una vez establecido dicho derecho
segOn lo indica la ley. La titularidad sobre el inmueble podrd provenir de un titulo conform al sistema
legal o de derecho, ser total, conjunta, compartida (como en el caso de un condominio) o ser indirect
a trav6s de la posesi6n de acciones o una membresia que represent la participaci6n del propietario
o del miembro en una corporaci6n poseedora de un derecho pleno o un derecho de duraci6n fija que
super inicialmente los noventa y ocho anios. La exenci6n no sere aplicable sobre ningun registro de
tasaciones hasta que un organism eslatal deslgnado por la ley'general demuestre en primer lugar
que dicho registry cumple con las'disposiciones del articulo 4. Esta exencibn queda revocada a partir
do 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 concederA m6s de una exenci6n a ningin individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
a cualquier unidad residential en particular. Ninguna exenci6n excederd el valor del inmueble tasado
en relaci6n con su propietario o, en caso de titualridad a trav6s de acciones o la participaci6n como
miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporci6n correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo-
raci6n segin el valor determinado de la propiedad.
(c) Por ley 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 impuestos
segnn valor. Tal liberaci6n de impuestos seg6n valor se efectuara en la form y por el monto establecido
por la ley.general.
(d) La legislature podra, por ley general, permitir que los condados o municipios, en relaci6n con
sus respectivos gravdmenes impositivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley general, otorguen una
exencion adicional a los impuestos sobre los bienes de familiar que no super los cincuenta mil d61ares
a cualquier persona que pose un titulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre dicho inmueble
que sea la residencia principal del propietario, quien debe haber cumplido los sesenta y cinco afos y
cuyos ingresos domesticos, segun define la ley general, no superen los veinte mil d61ares. La ley gen-
eral debe facultar a los condados y municipios a otorgar esta exenci6n adicional, dentro de los limits
impuestos en este inciso, por ordenanza adoptada segun establece laley general y tambien debe pr-
ever el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n por ingresos especificada en este inciso en function de los cam-
bios del cost de vida.
(e) Todo velerano de 65 afos de edad o mayor que present una discapacidad permanent total
o parcial recibira un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segan valor que de Io contrario adeudaria
por la titularidad sobre la propiedad en.la que reside si dicha discapacidad estuviera relacionada con
la participaci6n en combat, efveterano 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 ej6rcito.
El descuento consistire en un porcentaje equivalent at porcentaje de la discapacidad permanent rela-
clonada con el servicio que present el veteran segin lo determninado por el Departamenlo.de Asuntos
de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar para recibir el descuenlo otorgado por este inciso,
el solicitante debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado, hasta el 1 de marzo, comprobantes
de residencia al moment de ingreso al servicio military, una carta official del Departamento de Asuntos
de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos que indique el porcentaje de la discapacidad relacionada con el
servicio y loda 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 deses-
timar la solicitud de descuento, el tasador de propiedades debera notificar per escrito al solicitante los
motivos de la denegacidn y el veteran podra volver a presenter una solicilud. La legislature podra,
por ley general, otorgar una exenci6n al requerimiento de presentaci6n annual de una solicitud en los
aios subsiguientes. Este inciso entrara en vigencia el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de aplicacion in-
mediaat y no require de legislaci6n para su implementaci6n.
fll Pnr lvy general v suieto a las condiciones v limitaciones alli astablecidas. la Legislatura eodrA
olorar la esencidn del onao de imouestos seaAn valor sobre el monto total o una narte del impueslo
seaon valor ue de Io contrarian se adeudaria sobre las proniedades constituidas en bien de familia a:
(1 El cdnvyue suodrstite de un veteran fallecido oor motives rjlaionados con el service military
duranta el servicio active come mlambro de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos.
(21 El c6nvuae sunorstita de un inneoranle de un eauion de emergencies fallecido an cumolim-
lenlo del debar.
131 Tal come se utiliza an este inciso v coma lo define la lev general el Inrmino:
a. "Inteorante de un eauino de emeraencia" sianifica oficiales de policia oficiales de instiuciones
correccionales. bombers 16cnicos medicos especializados an urgencias o naramndicos.
b. "En cumnlimiento dal debar" significa derivado de v duranle el desemoneo proniamente dicho
de deberes reaueridos nor el pueslo ocuRedo e n eonuioP d ememencias.
ARTICULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
SECCI6N 32 Exenci6n del impuesto seoun valor para c6nvyues sunersiles de veterans lal-
lecidos por causes relacionadas con el serviio military a inteorantes de eauinos de emeroencias falle-
Cidos en cumolimiento del debar --Pta snccnin v la enmiend a In SncciAn 6 del Articulo VII. oue


September 27, 2012, The Herald-Advocat 11 B

permlen-a. a leslalura orLarElLla exencion del ago de imouestos segun. vlor a lu .r ,.. .
suoersfiles de veleranos fallecidos nor causas relacionadas con el servicio v de intcrantleide .si..iS
de emeroencias fallecidos en cumolimiento del deber entraran en vigor.el. _een.er de 2013.

N. 10
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTiCULO VII, SECCI6N 3
ARTICULO XII, SECCION 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 Consliluci6n Estalal para:
(1) Otorgar una exencion al pago de impuestos segun valor gravados por condados. municipios.
distritos escolares y otros gobiernos locales sobre los bienes personales tangibles si el valor de tasaci6n
de los bienes personales tangibles pertenecientes a una persona supera los S25.000 pero es interior
a los S50.000. Si los votantes la aprueban, esta nueva exencion entrara en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013
y sera aplicable al registro impositivo 2013 y subsiguientes. ,
(2) Autorizar a los condados o municipios a otorgar exenciones al pago de impuestos sobre los
bienes personales tangibles por ordenanza en relacion con sus respectivos gravamenes y segun es-
tablece la ley general. Esta enmienda es adicional a otras exenciones al pago de impuestos a los bi-
enes personales tangibles a nivel de estado establecidas por la Constituci6n y esta enmienda.


Texto complete:


ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


SECCION 3. Impuestos: exenciones.-
(a) Se eximira impositivamdnte todo inmueble de propiedad de un municipio utilizado exclusiva-
mente por este con fines municipales o pdblicos. La ley general podra exigir a todo municipio que posee
inmuebles fuera de su terriiorio que efectfe pagos a la unidad impositiva en la que se sitiUa el inmueble.
Las parties de dicho inmueble utilizadas predominantemente con fines educativos, literariop. cientificos,
religiosos o beneficos podrAn quedar exceptuadas de impuestos por ley general.
(b) Se exceptuaran de impuestos, en forms acumulaliva, los bienes familiares y efectos person-
ales al valor fijado por ley general, que no sea inferior a mil d6lares, pertenecientes a todo jefe de
familiar que resida en el estado asi como los pertenecientes a todo viudo/viuda o persona no vidente o
con una discapacidad total y permanent al valor fijado por ley general que no sea inferior a los quinien-
tos d6lares.
(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 segOn
valor por motives de desarrollo comunltario y econ6mico a nuevas empresas y ampliaciones de em-
presas existentes, seglin to define la ley general. Tal exenci6n podra otorgarse exclusivamente medi-
ante ordenanza del condado o municipid y solamente una vez que los electores del condado o municipio
cuya votacidn decide tal cuesti6n por referendum autoricen al condado o municipio a adopter 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 empress 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 empress existence. Los months o limits al monto de tal exenci6n se especificarn en la lay general.
El period durante el que podra otorgarse dicha exenci6n a una nueva empress o a una empress ex-
istente sera determinado por la ley general. La facultad de foorgar tales exenciones caducara a los
diez alos de la fecha de aprobaci6n por pane de los.electores del condado o municipal y podra reno-
varse por referendum segun to establezca la ly general.
(d) A los fines del gravamen de los impuestos respectivos y de conformidad con las disposiciones
de este inciso y la ley general, cualquier condado o municipio podra ofrecer exenciones a los impuestos
segan valor por motivosde conservaci6n hist6rica a los propletarios de inmuebles histbricos. Tal exen-
ci6n podrA concederse exclusivamente por ordenanza del condado o municipio. Los months o limits
al monto de tal exenci6n y los requisites para que un inmueble sea eligible deberAn especificarse en
la ley general. El period durante el que podra otorgarse dicha exenci6n al propletario de un inmueble
se determinarA por ley general.
(e) (1) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones que alli se establecen, se exceptuarAn de los
impueslos segun valor los bienes angible pers6nales tasados en veinticinco mil d61ares eujoielsea i
poe loo ,,.. .l ,-Iii Los bienes personales tangibles tambiAn quedan exentes
de los impuestos sedin valor si su valor de tasaci6n excede los veinticinco mil d6lares aero es inferior
a los cincuenta mil d61ares. '
(2)1 Los condados o municinios podran a los fines de sus propios gravAmenes imositivos. otor-
oar exenciones adicionales al ago de imouestos sobie bienes ersonates tanoibles nor ordenanza.
suieto a este inciso v segun establece l llev 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 medilas de protecci6n con fines de preservaci6n a perpetuidad,
segun lo defina la ley general.
(g) Por ley general y sujeto a las condicionae que alli se especifican, todos los beneficiaries rip
*una exenci6n a bienes de familiar seg6n la secci6n 6 de este articuli qle fueran integrates del ejercito
,o de'las reserves del ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos. de laGuardia Costera de los Estados Unidos o
sus reserves y que hayan sido convocad6s a cumplir servicio active durante el ailo calendario anterior
fuera dela region continental de los Estados Unidos, Alaska o Hawai en apoyo de operaciones militares
segun lo design la legislature recibirAn una exenci6n equivalent a un porcentaje del valor imponible
de su propiedad constituida en bien de familiar. El porcentaje aplicable se calculara de acuerdo con la
cantidad 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 Hawii en apoyo de operaciones
militares segin lo design la Legislatura. Dicha cifra se dividird por la cantidad de dias de dicho asfo.
S ARTICULO XII
/ CRONOGRAMA
SECC16N 32. Bienes oersonales tangibles: exenci6n al paoo de imnuestos seaun valor.-La
enmienda a la Secciin 3 del Articulo VII. nue establece la exencin sobre los bienes nersonales tan-


en


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

Titulo de la papeleta: EXENCION ADICIONAL A BIENES DE FAMILIAR; CIUDADANOS MAYORS
DE BAJOS INGRESOS QUE HABITEN UNA PROPIEDAD A LARGO PLAZO; EQUIVALENT AL
VALOR DE TASACI6N.-

Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal pars autorizar a la Legis-
latura, por ley general y.sujeto alas condicionesestablecidas en la ley general, que permit a condados
y municipios otorgar una exenci6n adicional al pago del impuesto sobre bienes de familiar equivalent
at valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar si dicha propiedad posee un just
valor inferior a los $250,000 para los propietarios que han tenido una propiedad de esta naturaleza
como residencia permanent duranle un period no menor de 25 afios, que han cumrplido los 65 alos
9y er. ba;iC ;ngre ao d.:-n .,i sos de acueldo cor, I defin;c;6n de la ley general

Texto complete:
ART(CULO VII -
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECCION 6. Exenciones a bienes de familia.-
(a) Toda persons que pose un titulo conformeal 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 legalese naturales quedard exenta de impueslos sobre dicha propiedad, except de las
tasaciones por beneficios especiales, en caso de tasaiones de hasta veinticinco mil d61ares, asi como
de todo gravamen distinto a los correspondientes al distrito escolar, sobre today valuaci6n mayor de
cincuenta mil d6lares y hasta los setenta y cinco mil d61ares una vez establecido dicho derecho segun
to indica la ley. La titularidad sobre el inmueble podrd provenir de un titulo.conforme al sistema legal o
de derecho, ser total, conjunta, compartida (como en el caso de un condominio) o ser indirecta a travds
de la posesi6n de acciones o una membresia que represent la participaci6n del propietario o del miem-
bro en una corporation poseedora de un derecho pleno o un derecho de duraci6n fija que super ini-
cialmente los noventa y ocho alos. La exenci6n no serA applicable sobre ning6n registro de tasaciones
hasta que un organism estatal designado por la lay 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 este Articulo que establezca a tasaci6n de bienes de familiar a un
valor inferior al just valor.
(b) No se conceded mbs de una exenci6n a ning6n individuo ni unidad familiar ni con respect
a cualquier unidad residential en particular. Ninguna exenci6n excederd el valor del inmueble tasado
en relaci6n con su propietario o, en caso de titularidad a trav6s de acciones o la participaci6n como
miembro de una corporaci6n, el valor de la proporcion correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo-
raci6n seg0n el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones aqui establecidas, la Legislatura podrd ofrecer a
los arrendatarios que sean residents permanentes la exenci6n de todos los gravamenes de impuestos
segn valor. Tal liberaci6n de impuestos segun valor se electuara en la forma y por el monto estable-
cido por la ley general.
(d) La legislature podrb, por ley general, autorizar a condados o municipios, a otorgar nW
cualauiera de las siauientes o ambas exenclones adicionales at pago del impuesto sobre bienes de fa-
milia en relaci6n con sus respectivos grav6menes impositivos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la ley
general:
LU Una exenci6n que no supere los cincuenta mil ddlares a cualquier persona que pose un ti-
tulo conform al sistema legal o de derecho sobre un inmueble y que haya constituido en l6 su resi-
dencia permanent, que haya cumplido los sesenta ycinco anos y cuyos ingresos dom6sticos, de
acuerdo con la definici6n de la ley general, no superen los veinte mil d6lares;as


La ley general debe tacultar a los condados y municipios a otorgar estas eee exenciones adicionales
e:enoei- 4ieoi..el, dentro de los limits impuestos en este inciso, por ordenanza adoptada seg6n es-
tablece la ley generally tambien debe prever el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n por ingresos especifi-
cada en este inciso en funci6ri de los cambios del cost de vida.
(e) Todo veteran de 65 afos de edad o mayor que resente una discapacidad permanent total
o parcial recibira un descuento sobre el monto del impuesto segOn valor que de lo contrario adeudaria
por la titularldad de la propiedad en la que reside sl dicha discapacidad este relacionada con la partic-
ipaci6n en combat. el veterano residia en el estado al moment de ingresar en el servicio military de
los Esiados Unidos y recibi6 la baja con honors al dejar de pertenecer al ejArcito. El descuento con-
sistirA en un porcentaje equivalents at porcentaje de la discapacidad permanent relacionada con el
servicio que presents el veteran segOn lo determinado por el Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos
de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar pars recibir el descuento otorgado por este inciso, el solicitante
debe enviar al tasador de propiedades del condado, hasta el 1 de marzo, comprobantes de residencia
at moment de ingreso al servicio military, una carta oflclal del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos
de los Estados Unidos que indique el porcentaje de la discapacidad relacionada con el servicio y today
evidencia que determine razonablemente que la discapacidad esta relacionada con la participation en
combat, asi como una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En caso de desestimar la solicited
de descuento, el lasador de propiedades debera nolificar por escrito al solicitante los motives de la
denegaci6n y el veteran podra volver a presenter una solicilud. La legislature podra, por ley general,
otorgar una exenci6n al requerimiento de presentaci6n annual de una solicitud en los alios subsiguientes.
Este inciso entrara en vigencia el 7 de diciembre de.2006, es de aplicaci6njnmediata y no require de
legislaci6n para su implementaci6n.

NW. 12
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO IX, SECCI6N 7
(Leglslativa)

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

Resumen de la papeleta: Propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para sustituir al president
de la Asociaci6n de Estudiantes de Florida por el director del consejo de presidents de las juntas es-
tudiantiles 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.

Texto complete:
ARTICULO IX
EDUCAC16N
SECCI6N 7. Sistema Universitario Estatal.-
(a) OBJETIVOS. Para lograr la excelencia mediante la formaci6n de los estudiantes, el progress
en la invesligaci6n y la oferta de servicios publicos en beneficio de los ciudadanos de Florida, sus co-
munidades y economics, por este medio el pueblo establece un sistema de administration del sistema
universitario estatal de Florida.
(b) SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTATAL. Existira un unico sistema universitario estatal inte-
grado por todas las universidades publicas. Cada universidad publica sera administrada por una junta
de fiduciarios y el sistema universitario estatal sere 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 trace miembros dedicados a lograr los ob-
jetivos del sistema universitario estatal. La junta rectora eslableCerA las facultades y obligaciones de
los consejos directives. Cada consejo directive estara integrado por seis ciudadanos designados por
el gobemador y cinco ciudadanos designados por la junta rector. Los miembros designados seran
confirmados por el senado y ocuparan el cargo en periods escalonados de cinco alos segin establece
la ley. TambiBn 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 rectora sera un 6rgano colectivo com-
puesto por diecisiete miembros. La junta dirigire, reglamentara, controlard y serd totalmente respons-
able por la gesti6n del sistema universitario complete. Estas responsabilidades incluirAn, de manera
no excluyente, la definici6n de la misi6n dislintiva detcada universidad participants y su articulaci6n
con las escuelas y las instituciones comunitarias terciarias piblicas y gratuitas, garantizando la coor-
dinaci6n y el luncionamiento bien.ptlaificados del sistema y evitando la duplicaci6n de instalaciones a
programs que generen derroches. La gesti6n de la junta estara sujetaa las facuhtades de la legislature
de asignar los gastos de fondos, y la junta rendirA cuentas de tales gastos segun establece la ley. El
gobemador designara catorce ciudadanos que integraren la junta y se dedicarEn a lograr los objetivos
del sistema universitario estatal. Los miembros designados seran conlirmados por el senado y ocuparAn
el cargo en periods escalonados de site aios segin establece la ley. El comisionado de educaci6n,
el president del consejo asesor de clauslros o equivalents y el oreridente del conseio de oresidentes
de juntas estudiantiles. conseio oue sera ornanizado nor la junta rectora y estara conouesto nor todos
los residents de Juntas estudiantiles del sistema universitario etatal .mi"-'. W me- ia


.-i:i. I "...I" o.-v.--.' tambien seran miembros de la junta.


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NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD MEETING
The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board will meet on Thursday, October 11, 2012,
Friday, October 12, 2012, Monday Octoler 15, 2012, and Thursday, October 18, 2012, at
9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the'lardee County Commission Chambers, 412 W.
Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.
The Value Adjustment Board will meet o conduct public hearings for Value Adjustment
Board petitions that were filed.
A list of all applicants for exemption who have had their applications for exemption wholly
or partially approved and a list of all applicants for'exemption who have had their applica-
tions for exemption denied are available for public inspection between the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Hardee County Property Appraiser's Office, 110 W. Oak Street,
Room 103, Wauchula, Florida.
The types of exemptions included in the above referenced list are as follows: Homestead,
"Senior" Homestead, Widows and Widowers, Disability, Non-Profit Religious, Literary, Sci-
entific, Charitable, Agriculture, and Value.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special
arrangements should contact the County Manager's office at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the public hearing.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 196.194, 286.011, and
286.0105.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon whibh the appeal is based.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard.
For more information, please call the Value Adjustment Board Clerk at 863-773-4174 ext.
227 or the County Manager's Office at 863-773-9430.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING
CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2012-06 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first read-
ing at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 8th day of October
2012, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of
the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may
appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2012-06
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 9.763 ACRES LOCATED ON EAST
MAIN STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873, DESIGNATED AS THE "REV-
ELL PROPERTY" INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE..
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be. based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


s/Holly D. Smith
HOLLY D. SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment
Agency (the Board) will hold the regular scheduled meeting Monday, October 1,2012
immediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00 pm
or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126
S. 7th Avenue or www.cityofwauchula.com.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the Board hereby ad-
vises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the pro-
ceeding 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 Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.
This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including
ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Any-
one requiring reasonable accommodation as provided fdr in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863)
773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Keith Nadaskay
Chairman
Community Redevelopment Agency
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk 9:27c



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE
ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP,
FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area
shown in the map in the advertisement. The change proposed in an amendment to the
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future.Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.
Amendment #12-01-SS: A change of the official Future Land Use classifica-
tion from County "Town Center" to City "Commercial" on the "Revell Prop-
erty" located on East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, consisting of
9.763 acres
A public hearing will be held on 8th day of October 2012, at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter
Ordinance 2012-06A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public.
hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all
matters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments
.to Amendment #12-01-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on
or before the hearing dates.
Aby c6py of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected
by the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeals are to be based.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL AC-
COMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
, INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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


s/Holly D. Smith
HOLLY D. SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


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Schedule of Weekly Services-


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Wauchul. Florida .

iie: Thursday 5,p.m.


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m
.Morning Worship ............ ....I :00a.m
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m
Wednesday ...............I......7:30 p.m

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmett6 St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ................I11:00 a.m
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 p.m

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hw 17 -375-2253
SUNDAY:
Bible Study 9.30 a m
Morning Worship.................10:45 a.m
Evening Worship .................6:30 p.m

WEDNESDAY:
Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult...........6......6;30 p.m
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ..,.6:30 p.m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ...........11:00 a.m
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m
Wed. Bible Study ..................6:00 p.m
FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........... ...I 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................600 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .....:..7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m
Martes Estudio Biblico .........7:00 p.m
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m
Jueves De Predicacion ....:....7:00 p.m

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
'Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.n

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School .\.............:......9:30 a.m
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m
Evening Service .... .....7:00 p.m
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m
Disciples Training...............5:00 p.m
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m


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

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Domr......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion .......5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico.................6:30 p.m.

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

S ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
S Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study'........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
S Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
S Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship................7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club...........................:...7:00 p.m .

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IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Domingos ................7:30p.m.
Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica) ............
.............................. ...........7:30 p.m .
S LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
S 4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
S Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
..06 Lil umrch Rd. 494-5622
Sun qa) School ... 1000 a.rfi.
S Mormng W'rship .....11:00 a.m.
S Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time...;.....7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
S Sunday School ...,................10:00 a.m.
English Service .................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ............. .7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863.781-1624
hardee.celebratioh.org
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.mi
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773-0427'
S Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups"
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ...........;.;...7:00 p.m.
S Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
., Call fbrocations

SCHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773,3447
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

"CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .........................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.

. ,CHURCH OF CHRIST "
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.:............11:30.a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
. Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
. 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................... :00 a.m.
Priesthood ......................... 11:00 a.m .


WAUCHULA .
t" NIMUNITY BAPTIST-
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ....................... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ..................;......1.......1:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion .............6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
Martes Oracion ......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio......................7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio .............7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio ................10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave.- 773-2105'
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Stu.y ........7:00 p.m,

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD-
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ..................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...............10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Children's Chiors .
(PK-Grade 4) ................... 5:30 p.m.
PRAISE 57-Jr High Chior .. 5:30 p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting:.'6:b0 p ni.
Krds On Mislon' ".' .
(PK-Grade 4) :;...;.. '....:-: 6:00 p.m.
Club 56 .......................;......., 6:00 p.m .
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship, .:........... 6:00 p.m.
Church Orchestra................ 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir ...........................7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast .......................10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ............................ 10:45 a.m.
SWorship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade .................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ........:......7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................1100 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

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

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223.5126
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158


Morning Service ................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts...................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................9:30 a.m.
W worship .............................. 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult.Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. .............'.7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA
HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 91 Ave.
M artes ................................ 7: 30 p.m.
Jueves ....................................7:30 p.m .
Domingo ..............i.......10:30 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Domingos ............ ............. 6:00 p.m.
M iercoles.............................. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
Night) .............. ............. 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service ......................2:00 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
S -SPANISH
Sunday Service ...............10:00 a.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
S Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening :...;...............6:00 pin.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m,
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...........:....7:00 p.m.
MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday.Service...............7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ....:................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) .......................... 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE.JH RCH ;
117 I ,. Palmttb St.
S., 773-291 4i
Sunday Service .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mor. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) .................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Frj. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
SSunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ...\...6:30 p.m ,_
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun.
Communion ....................10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun.
Divine Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ..........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main
773-5814
Sunday School ....................9:30 acm.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer .. .........7:00 p.m.

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

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.'
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418


Sunday .................................. 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days ........................................

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


WAUCHULA


SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth 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 Schodl .................... l :00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
'Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
IAIBERNACLE UW
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ...................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School :.................10:00 a.n. -
Morning Worship ...............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam, Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 prm.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church...............................1. 0:00 a.m.
Youth Service ......................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m. '
Wednesday Service.............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SSPANISH CHURCH OF dOD
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 asm.
Morning-Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRING ,

COMMUNITYWESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunda School ....... .10:00 am.
Morming Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Eenmng Worship ........ 700 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 ...............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.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 SPRING GS

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.
IFE 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 ...............................1... :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 ................7:30 p.m.

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

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
S 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 ...........................1.. 1:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche .......7:00 p.m.
NMerecoles Merienda ..........6-00 p.m
Sern ici ................. ...... ....8:00 p.m
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ......5:00 p.m.


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adorned the morning with the vibrant colors of the .
sunrise and the trill of the birds singing. As we open
our eyes, we open the gift of a new day; it's another 13:1-2
chance for a fresh start. Psalm 305 says, ...weeping
may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the PnI rs
morning' Most of our concerns seem to take on a
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'Praise In The Park' Held Sept. 15 In Bowling Green

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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
About 300 to 400 people attended the first annual 'Praise In The Park' event at the Har-
rington and Liston Community Park on Martin Luther King Drive in Bowling Green. From
left are event chairman Jarvis Robinson and Dee Williams-Tatis. The event included
singing, praising, worship, food, free Bibles, outreach, and Take Over Youth Conference.
City Commission members attending included Mayor Perry Knight, Vice Mayor, Shirley
Tucker and Richard Barone.


Standing with picture of Martin Luther King Jr. are Kelvin Sheppard, Naomi Lindsey,
Shirley Tucker, and Pastor Wilfred Smith of Church of God and True Holiness Outreach.


Standing with King picture are event coordinator Jarvis
Robinson of Fort Meade and host N'Kosi (Saint Nik) Jones.
Both are natives of Bowling Green.


Danielle Irene Brown sings.


Inez Hill, 97, was honored as community's oldest resident
(see story on Page 7A in Sept. 20, 2012 issue).



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.. Setting Priorities
by Jessica Brewer, HHS Student


With the commencing of a
school year filling the thoughts
of many individuals, goals are
set and expectations established.
From freshmen starting their
high school experience to
seniors preparing for college,
many students question: "How
can I make this school year
the best, most productive,
one possible?" Normally, the
unified response amongst
teachers and administrators is,
"Get your priorities in order!"
While it is uncommon for
teens to start high school
knowing exactly what they want
to do, many current seniors
would agree that it's unwise 'to
postpone putting this advice into
action. The longer a freshman
delays this prioritizing, the
greater the chance that their
credits will not be awarded.
Many students, however,
come to HHS unaware of this
countdown and the sense of
urgency falls on the shoulders of
parents, teachers, and counselors.
"We continually work towards
helping our students realize the


importance of prioritizing,"
Principal Dr. Michele Polk
said. "We hold orientations
and remind our teachers to
consistently mention it in
class, and our counselors
are always there .for any
questions students may have."
While the importance of
prioritizing is consistently
emphasized, many do not
comprehend why it is so crucial.
Its necessity in high school is
emphasized because this part
of a student's journey, to many,
is the monumental step towards
the rest of'their lives. This time
often gives students the first
inclination toward where they
will go to college and what
careers they will pursue. And
since,they are surrounded with
those who are willing to assist
in any way possible, it can also
be the best time to transform
these inclinations into goals.
When students avoid
prioritizing or setting goals for
themselves, they face difficulty
leaving high school on a path
to success. Without goals, they


may find themselves without the
motivation to do well. This may
result in everything from students
failing a. class to dropping out
of high school, which is often
looked back on with regret
by those older and wiser.
From the moment they enter
.high school for the first time
until the moment they leave for
the last, students are continually
bombarded with choices: What
classes should I take? What
activities should I take part in?
Should I take the PSAT, ACT,
ASVAB, and/or SAT? What do I
do for community service hours?
What scholarships should I apply
for? Where should I go to college?
When resolved, these are the
decisions that will determine
how one does when starting life,
academically and career-wise,
outside of high school; therefore,
students must be diligent in
seeking out answers and making
the most out of high school.
So don't wait, "Get
your priorities in order!"


Freshman student, Cheyenne Pohl, understands the importance of
setting an academic plan early in high school. Here, she meets with
guidance counselor Ron Beldin to discuss the steps she should be tak-
ing now in order to meet her long term education and career goals.


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1. .- .* Cheerleaders at HHS have been encouraged to build school spirit by
posting signs around school to support the Wildcats. Above, J.V. cheer-
Throughout the school year, Advanced Placement (AP) teachers sched- leaders pose in front of a recent sign they hung to prod the Wildcats to
ule evening and Saturday sessions with students to provide enrichment "Maul the Miners!"
activities and extended instruction in their courses. Pictured here, Mrs.
Shayman's Junior AP English students gathered for a movie one Thurs- r T T-*
day evening to compare it with a book they were reading in class. The ac- e Calen .Upcoming .
tivity gave students a glimpse into the way rhetoric can change people. Calend 01 Upcomint

Events

S/27 Yearbook Pre-sale through November 16th
t"d a- Underclassmen $40 / Seniors with namestamping $45
9/27 nJV Football @ Lake Placid
9/27 Volleyball v. Tenorac
S9/28 Varsity Football @ Mulberry
9/29 Saturday School
10/1 Senior T-Shirts Go On Sale
10/5 Open Date No Football Game
'10/8 FCAT Retakes Begin
10/9 Swim Meet v. Avon Park (Senior Night)
10/9 National Honor Society Meeting
10/11 JV Football @ Avon Park
10/12 Varsity Football @ Frostproof)
S9/23 Yearbook Business Ad Deadline


Guest speakers are a common site at HHS. This month, Crystal Cul-
ver from Keiser University visited the culinary classes to share infor-
mation about the school and provide a, cooking demonstration. Pic-
tured above, Marissa Coronado assists Ms.Culver in making fudge.








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Public Notice of Joint Special Meeting
Hardee County
Industrial Development Authority,
Economic Development Council, Inc.,
And
Chamber of Commerce


The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority,
Economic Development Council, Inc., and Chamber of
Commerce will hold a joint special meeting on Friday,
October 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to hear and act on a
presentation by the University Of South Florida Insti-
tute Of Government in regards to tourism develop-
ment.

The meeting will be held at the Hardee County Com-
mission Chambers located at 412 West Orange Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873. If you would like further in-
formation please contact the office at (863)773-3030.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the Economic Development Office (773 3030)
at least forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting.

RICK JUSTICE, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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THURSDAY
I recall all You have done, O
Lord; I will remember Your
wonderful deeds of long
ago. They are constantly in
my thoughts, I cannot stop
thinking about them. O God,
Your ways are holy. Is there
any god as Mighty as You?
Psalm 77:11-13 (NLT)

FRIDAY
Delight yourselves in the
Lord; yes, find your joy in
Him at all times. Have a rep-
utation for gentleness, and
never forget the nearness of
your, Lord.
Philippians 4:4-5 (PME)

SATURDAY
But if it were I, I would
appeal to God, I would lay
my cause before Him. ... He
bestows rain on the earth;
He sends water upon the
countryside. The lowly He
sets on high, and thosewho
,mourn are lifted to safety.
Job 5:8,10-11 (NIV)

SUNDAY
Note this first: In the last
days there will come men
who scoff at religion and live,
self-indulgent lives. ... the
Lord is very patient, because
it is not His will for any to be
lost, but for all to come to
repentance.
II Peter 3:3,9b (NBB)

MONDAY
God blesses those who
obey Him; happy the man
who puts his trust in the
Lord. The wise man is
known by his commpn
sense, and a pleasant
teacher is the best. Wisdom
is a fountain of life to those
possessing it.
Proverbs 16:20-22a (TLB)

TUESDAY
Don't be naive. There are dif-
ficult times ahead. As the
end of time approaches,
people are going to be self-
absorbed, money-hungry,
self-promqtTng, stuck-up,
profane, c itemptuous of
parents, crtile, coarse, dog-
eat-dog. ... addicted to lust,
and allergic to God. They'll
make a show of religion, but
behind the scenes, they're
animals. Stay clear of these
people.
II// Timothy 3:1-5 (ME)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord says, "You are My
witnesses and the servant I
chose. I chose you so you
, would know and believe Me,
so that you would under-
stand that I am the true God.
There was no God before
Me, and there will be no God
after Me. I Myself am the
Lord; I am the only Savior.
Isaiah 43:10-11 (NCV)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


September marks the official
launch of Crime Stoppers
Month.
Crime Stoppers is an interna-
tional program that operates in
26 countries around the world,
including 350 local Crime Stop-
pers programs throughout the
United States, that have a com-
mon goal to resolve crime
through anonymous tips.
More specifically, it operates
here.
In the first six months of
2012,'Heartland Crime Stop-
pers, which covers Hardee, Polk
and Highlands counties, has
received 917 tips resulting in
128 arrests. Those arrests have
been for theft, burglary, identity
theft, drugs, robbery, and even
homicide. Additionally, drugs
valued at $30,499 have been
seized during the same time
frame.
SMelony Bell, chairwoman of
Heartland Crime Stoppers, said
Crime Stoppers has become a
useful weapon in the arsenal law
Enforcement has in the battle
against crime. "The Heartland
Crime Stoppers Board of Di-
rectors and our staff are dedicat-
ed individuals and has a com-
mon goal to make sure our
communities are safe," she said.
Chip Brown, executive direc-
tor of Heartland Crime Stop-
pers, said the work of deputies,
officers and investigators must
Also be recognized in the suc-
cess of the Crime Stoppers pro-'
Sgram. 'It is important for peo-
pie to call Crime Stoppers, but
it is essential that investigators
methodically follow-up on the
information to gather all avail-
able evidence and identify those
who commit crime.
"It isn't like they can just go
out and make an arrest based
solely on information from a
tip," Brown noted. "They often
log many hours of intense
investigative time to make a
case." ,
Hardee County Sheriff Ar-
nold Lanier, a long-time sup-
porter of the Crime Stoppers
program, had this to say about
Crime Stoppers: "Heartland
Crime Stoppers is a very impor-


top Crim
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assist the law enforcement
agencies in solving crimes and
recovering stolen property.
"It provides a means for
everyone to help bring those
that are selling drugs to our
children and also bring fugi-
tives to justice," he continued.
"We strongly encourage every-
one to get involved with Crime
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Togeth-er, we can make our
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K. Scott Abrams, chairman of
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"Crime Stoppers brings to-
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Abrams indicated that the
vision and goals of Crime
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work, study and feel safe in
their own communities, neigh-
borhoods and schools.
He said the Crime Stoppers
concept also encourages a
cooperative partnership be-
tween 'law enforcement, tlhe
media and the community to
ensure security and enhance the
quality of life.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

You are hereby notified that on Thursday, September 6,
2012, upon public hearing, the Board of County
Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, adopted a
resolution vacating and closing a portion of Clyde Road,
legally described as: The north 660 feet of the maintained
right of way of Clyde Road lying in Section 25, Township
34 S, Range 24 E, Hardee County Florida, as recorded in
Plat Book 4, page 105, also known as Plat Bar 82, Cabinet
A of the Official Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.

Minor L. Bryant, Chairman
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Letter To The Editor

What Is Hardee's Future With Current IDA Path?


Dear Editor:
IDA stands for Industrial
Development Authority, which
is a special district authority,
basically a subsidiary or exten-
sion of Hardee County, created
by the Board of County
Commissioners, whose purpose
is to create what the name
implies develop industry to
improve the economy with jobs
for the future.
Sounds good but some think
it's just part of Agenda 21, oth-
ers think it's the cat's meow;
others believe it's another
*bureaucratic agency that is a
waste, aimlessly pouring good
money after bad. A close look at
the IDA'track record may give.
you a clue as to where it's head-
ed. The concerned citizens who
have not just followed the proj-
ects but have looked deeper,
have raised questions and con-
cerns to little avail.
These concerns have' been
rejected and deeply criticized
by most of Hardee's leaders; we
are called bashers, wet blankets,
disrupters, and worse. What has
happened? One of the leading
complainers of the citizens
exposing the problems, Minor
Bryant, seemed to have flipped
out of his box. Normally Minor
praises Bill and the board and
the work they are doing. But
now he is talking common
sense (changes). Nothing could
sound more down to earth than
Minor's statement below.
.Quote IDA Agenda Sept.
2012: Commissioner Minor
Bryant wanted to comment to
the IDA that we should be fru-
gal with IDA Mosaic money


and make sure it was being used
on important projects and not
just on any project that comes
along. We will not have these
unique streams forever (EDA
and Mosaic), and he would like
to see them spent wisely so our
children and, grandchildren can
have a great future in Hardee
County. Just because we have it
doesn't mean we need to spend
it.
This is a sure sign of a couple
things, one it's "election time,"
another is Minor has the ability
to rationalize and include intel-
ligent down-to-earth common
sense. We say wow, what a
change. A small growing group
of concerned citizens have their
hopes that somehow things
would change for the better.
Could we be getting closer to
changes in Hardees's hand-out
programs ("corporate wel-
fare")? '
Oversight is key to finding
control of major waste. The
IDA, through its director and:
board, .has a track record of
handing out in the millions for
startups like Blue Water/ Life
Sync that has nothing to start
with but their name and Hardee
money plus millions in benefits.
So far all the $2.4 million-plus
in checks went to a shared
office in another city, at the rate,
of over $167,000 thousand per
month, over $6,500 per day.
This the tip of the iceberg,
while the checks roll out steadi-
ly. IDA has purchased the
retired PRECO building for
$996,000 as is, with no records
of professional evaluations on a
number of issues.


The agreement is near the end
of the first stage of checks. The
handouts will not end there. The
agreement states that IDA has
to keep the incentives and side
benefits rolling, in order for this
company to keep using up the
cash and benefits. Potential
numbers are already around $7
or $8 million, for LifeSync with
no product or customers.
There are state representa-
tives involved as part owners of
LifeSync including Ben
Albriton. His brother is Joe
Albritton 'of Wauchula/Talla-
hassee, who is also on the
boards IDA/EDC that made this
multimillion dollar agreement.
The LifeSync venture alone
could take around 20 percent of
the Mosaic agreement of $42
million. With Bill and the board
not vetting, weighing the
impacts, checking out the peo-
ple behind the newlywed corpo-
rations, conceived with free
money in mind, and not writing
agreements that protect the
county and requires something
from the applicants, how long
will the money last?
If a man invests nothing, he
has nothing to lose, and if he
controls the money with little
requirement to produce, he
stands a chance to walk with a
lot of money, with little the
county can do. These transac-
tions open the county for dis-
trust, suspicion, and other sour
thoughts, whether they are real
or imagined, the distrust is a
natural thing in this less than
perfect world, and when you
look for the proof that things
are on the up and up and the


Governor Declares This As


Florida Preparedness Month


Gov. Rick Scott on Sept. 5
proclaimed September as Flor-
ida Preparedness Month.
The Hardee County Emer-
gency Management Office
would like to remind everyone
that September is the historical
peak of hurricane season, and
there is no better time than today
to make a plan for your family
or business.
Florida Preparedness Month
provides an opportunity to edu-
cate Hardee County residents
and visitors on the importance
of having a plan and disaster
supply kit at the ready.
Regardless of where you live
in Florida, you can be impacted
by a tropical weather system.
Although Hardee County has
not received a direct impact this
season, tropical storms Beryl
and Debby and Hurricane Isaac
commanded local attention.
Hurricanes are not the only
threat.


It is important to be prepared
for all natural and .man-made
hazards that may impact the
state. Natural hazards facing
Hardee County include extreme
heat, tropical weather, thunder-
storms, tornadoes, wildfire,
flash flooding, and drought.
NatiorWl Preparedness Month
was established in 2004 in
response to the largest man-
made disaster on American soil,
the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks. This month serves as a
reminder to all of Florida resi-
dents to remain vigilant for both
natural other disasters. Develop
a disaster preparedness plan
based on needs and an emer-
gency supply kit to sustain you
and your family for up to 72
hours after a disaster.
The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane
Season began on June 1. Half-
way through the six-month sea-
son, three tropical storms have
already impacted Florida as a


whole and 13 tropical systems
have been named, including
seven tropical storms and five
hurricanes.
Hardee County Emergency
Management encourages you to
participate in activities to in-
crease your personal knowledge
for preparing and protecting
your families, homes and busi-
nesses, and to have a plan for
appropriate actions when called
to do so by your local authori-
ties.
Students, parents and teach-
ers can also obtain safety infor-
mation, books and learning
tools to be better prepared.
For more information, con-
tact the Hardee County Emer-
gency Management Office or
visit www.floridadisaster.org
for help in getting a plan. Kids
can also build their own disaster
supply kit at www.kidsgeta-
plan.com.


officials slam doors in your face
distrust abounds even more.
The LifeSync issue is but one
of many that the IDA is work-
ing on, and Bill's agenda seems
to be it's our (as in IDA) money
and we have to spend it before
anybody figures out we are not
managing it wisely. Our looks


into IDA certainly appear as
mismanagement at minimum.
Reflect on Minor's statement
and ask Minor why he didn't
listen to citizens saying what's
the hurry on several issues, like
scrambling to change the EDC /
IDA/Chamber of Commerce
around, so .that Bill could
bypass, what he calls the cum-
bersome Sunshine Law, design-
ed to protect the public interest.
Why does Minor tell us from


BOCC seat as chairman he has
nothing to do with IDA, when
by statute he has ultimate con-
trol if by no other way the
BOCC can place or remove
anyone on these boards.
We should humble ourselves
and pray and turn from our
wicked ways, and then God will
heal our land.
Sincerely,
Frank Kirkland,
Bowling Green


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO

AIR PERMIT REVISIONS

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management, Office of Permitting and Compliance
Draft/Proposed Permit No. 0490015-016-AV
Draft Permit No. 0490015-015-AC (PSD-FL-140D)
Hardee Power Partners Limited, Hardee Power Station
Hardee County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is Hardee Power Partners Limited. The applicant's responsible official
and mailing address is: Ralph E. Randall, Regional Plant Director, Hardee Power Partners Limited, Hardee Power
Station, 6695 North County Road 663, Bowling Green, Florida 33834.
Facility Location: The applicant operates the existing Hardee Power Station, which is located in Hardee County
at 6695 North County Road 663in Bowling Green, Florida.
Project: The applicant applied on August 17, 2012 to the Department for an air construction permit revision and
a revised Title V air operation permit. The existing facility is a nominal 370 megawatt (MW) electric power plant.
It consists of four 75 MW combustion turbine-electric generators designated as Units CT-1A, CT-1B, CT2-A and
CT2-B. Hot turbine exhaust gases from CT1-A and CT1-B pass through respective unfired heat recovery steam
generators (HRSGs) prior to exhausting through separate stacks. The steam is used to power a single nominal
70 MW steam turbine-electric generator. Unit CT-2B is a simple cycle unit that incorporates dry low-NOX (DLN)
combustors to minimize the formation of nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions when firing natural gas and water in-
jection to reduce NOX emissions when firing distillate oil. NOX emissions are monitored and recorded by a con-
tinuous emissions monitoring system. The requested revision to the permits is to reduce annual carbon monoxide
(CO) and visible emissions compliance testing requirements for Unit CT2-B when operating less than 400 hours
on natural gas and to allow excess emissions related to tuning of the DL codmbustors. Compliance reports for
the past ten years indicate that Unit CT-2B consistently complies with the applicable CO and visible emission
standards.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the pro-
visions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative
Code'(F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required
to perform the proposed work.
Applications for Title V air operation permits with Acid Rain units are subject to review in accordance with the pro-
visions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4,'62-210, 62-213 and 62-214, of the Florida Ad-
ministrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air
operation permit is required to operate the facility. The Office of Permitting and Compliance in the Division of Air
Resource Management is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project.
The Permitting Authority's physical and mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authority's telephone number is 850/717-9000.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting
Authority. The complete project file includes the draft air construction permit revision, the draft/proposed Title V
air operation permit revision, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information submitted by the appli-
cant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the draft/pro-
posed permits by entering the permit numbers shown above at the following website:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Author-
ity's project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permits: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construc-
tion permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance
that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with
all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting
Authority will issue a final permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft air construction permit unless a
timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public
comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms
or conditions.
The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a revised draft/proposed Title V air operation permit to
the applicant for fKH project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that'continued
operation of exisf~ig equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with.all ap-
propriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-214, 62-296 and 62-297; F.A.C. The
Permitting Authority will issue a final title V air operation permit in accordance with the conditions of the draft/pro-
posed Title V air operation permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different
decision or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft air construction permit
for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be, received by
the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 30-day period..If written
comments received result in a significant change to the draft air construction permit, the Permitting Authority shall
revise the draft air construction permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will
be made available for public inspection.
The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit
revision for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be re-
ceived by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority
at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority
hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is sufficient interest
for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Weekly
(FAW). If a public\meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Au-
thority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting Will also be considered by the Permitting
Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant
change to the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised draft/pro-
posed Title V air operation permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be
made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above
address or phone number.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition
for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office
of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station
#35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice
under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written
notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting
Authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the
date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above,
at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute
a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a
motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action is based must contain the fol-
lowing information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification
number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and tele-
phone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during
the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial rights will be affected by the
agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or
proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so
indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes
the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action including an explanation
of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the pe-
titioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed
action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based
shall state that no such facts are in dispute.and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above,
as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice
of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the
Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accor-
dance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.

'EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the draft/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air
operation permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public
comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electronic copy of the required proof of publication
directly to EPA at the following email address: oquendo.ana@epa.gov. Although EPA's 45-day review period
will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to
object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA's 45-day review period is performed after the public
comment period has ended. The final Title V air operation permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-
day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision or signif-
icant change of terms or conditions. The status regarding EPA's 45-day review of this project and the deadline
for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/per-
mits/florida.htm .
Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition
the' Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrator's 45-day review period as es-
tablished at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any pe-
tition shall be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the 30-day
public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of
the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for
such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not


stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions
filed with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be
filed with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more in-
formation regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPA's Region 4 web site at: http://www.epa.gov/region4/-
air/permits/florida.htm .
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