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Title: The Clewiston news
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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Clewiston news
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston, Fla.
Clewiston, Fla
Publication Date: September 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Volume 82, Number 13 Thursday, September 25, 2008


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Local arrests page 8

Clubs and

meetings

Life Line Screening
Residents living in and
around the Clewiston commu-
nity can be screened to reduce
their risk in having a stroke.
Life Line Screening will be at
the Clewiston Youth Center, on
Tuesday, October 7. The site is
located at 110 West Osceola
Avenue. Appointments will be-
gin at 9 a.m. For more informa-
tion regarding the. screenings
or to schedule an appointment
please call 1-800-324-1851. Pre-
registration is required.

Meet the Candidates
Night
Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
ciation will sponsor a "Meet the
Candidate Night" on Monday,
October 13, at 7 p.m. at the Pio-
neer Community Center, 900
Panama Ave. Each candidate
will be,.allowed to speak for a
few minutes and then answer
questions from the audience.
There will be tables available
for campaign literature. Re-
freshment will also be .servyd.
For more information please
call 863-983-9544.

Sugar Dolls
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls Ba-
ton, Pom-pom and Dance class-
es will be held every Wednesday
at Central Elementary School.
The classes are from 3 p.m. to 4
p.m. Advanced classes are from
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The second class
is also for middle and high school
students. For more information
please call Jackie Tucker at 863-
993-0083 or by fax 863-993-9740.

Ladies VFW Dinners
The Ladies Auxiliary to the
VFW 4185 has Wednesday Night
Dinners to eat in or take out, open
to the public. The menu is different
each week and dinners are avail-
able from 5 p.m. to 7. p.m. for a $7
donation. You can call the Post at
863-983-9748 to get the menu and
to place your order. The Post is lo-

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Internet, phone, cell
services
disappeared Friday

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- For much
of Friday, the city of Clewiston
seemingly ceased to exist.
That's when a major com-,
munications line was reportedly
disrupted, shutting down about
.any possible way that the town
could communicate with the


outside world.
Phone lines were down at
most homes, offices and busi-
nesses.
As residents grew increasing-
ly frustrated at seeing "no server
found" on their computers, and
"no service available" on their
cell phones, utility companies
worked at .restoring the fiber-
optic lines.
From noon until shortly past
midnight, much of the city was,
down.
The city of Clewiston basical-
ly lost contact with the outside


world for much of the day.
Of course, no phone lines
means no emergency service,'
and local law enforcement po-
lice the town the old-fashioned
way.,
"I guess it affected everything
in town," said Don Gutshall,
Clewiston police chief. "We
flooded the streets- with police
cars. We put every vehicle and
every individual on the streets."
The police chief had his
troops checking on residents,
making sure that no one re-
quired immediate, help. While


A victory: Clewiston Tigers beats Glades Day


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The person behind this sign knew something others didn't, and predicted Clewiston's
victory over Glades Day.


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The Clewiston High School cheerleading squad rallied their players to victory against
Glades Day School.


,Shades of life, as seen by man


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News

John Wellslager is the presi-
dent of Jimmy Pittman Electri-
cal Inc. in Clewiston.
.Q: What is your name?:
A: John Wellslager. I am to-
tally blind, as you may know or
may not know, but on a daily
basis, I don't feel that I am.
Q: Where were you born?:
A: Baltimore, Maryland.
(How did you find your way to
Clewiston?) It's a funny story,
and it's funny now, well it's
not funny 'cause I'm blind, but
It is funny that I was set up on


a blind date. Chris Wellslager.
She used to be Chris Deets. She
was born and raised in Clewis-
ton. I was set up on a blind date
with her; my brother actually
married a girl from Clewiston,
as well. We just had our 12th
anniversary yesterday, in fact.
Q: What do you do?:
A: I'm an electrical contrac-
tor. I came up through the trade
as an electrician. I started as an
apprentice in Maryland. I came
up through the ranks as an
electrician, foreman, superin-
tendent. I've worked for Jimmy
for 12 years; became his vice-
president six or' seven years
ago. Now, I'm the president of


the company and we do com-
mercial work for the most part.
I'm interested in branching
our company out to do ser-
vice work. I,want to serve the
community. I want to establish
a service department here in
town, and LaBelle.
Q: Why do you do what you
do?:
A: In this trade, you learn
stuff every single day. If you
don't, then something's the
matter. Once you think you
know everything, you better
do something else, 'cause you
don't. That really sparks my in-
See Shades Page 20


the scenario is an unlikely one,
Chief Gutshall said agencies are
required to have a plan ready in
case of a massive loss of com-
munications like Friday's.
Meanwhile, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office reported
,no major incidents.
"Our radios were the only
things working," said Capt. Don
Rodriguez.
As a result of the communi-
cations loss, some financial es-
tablishments decided to close
for the remainder of the day.
Carey Soud, president of First


All ages welcome
to third annual fall
kids festival

By Stankeisha Burchell
Special to the Clewiston News.
CLEWISTON As fall flur-
ries in and summer storms
out, men, women and children
alike can "spring" to celebrate
this season's festivity.
Season's greetings begin
with the Third Annual Fall Kids
Festival to be held at Wood
Works Play Park on Osceola
Street on Nov. 1,2008.
The Chamber of Commerce
ahdthe Clewiston' Recreation
Department will host the fes-
tival. Families and friends can .
enjoy fun games, food, door
,prizes and even contests such
as pumpkin carving and cos-
tume judging.
All ages are encouraged to
come out and participate.
"We give cash prizes and
gift cards to the winner of the'
pumpkin carving contest," said
Joanna Gutierrez, secretary
of the recreation department.,
"We give cash for first, second
and third place winners."
She continues. "For the cos-
tume contest, we will give tro-
phies to the winners."
This is Gutierrez' second
year, putting on the festival.
She said last years festival had
a pretty good turnout.
"There is no real way to
(measure) the success of last
year because we didn't charge
an admission," said Cathy Gar-
rels, executive director of the
chamber of commerce,; also
helping organize the event.
This year, Garrels said, the.
team is more dedicated to the
safety and well-being of the


Bank of Clewiston, said the bank
managed to process transac-
tions the next day, when power
returned.
"We lost all connectiv-
ity; phone systems,- computer,
networking systems," said Mr..
Soud. "We were pretty much
shot down."
At the local hospital, the re-
sourceful IT department ,man-
aged to acquire Internet service
through an outside service, using
an aircard, Glenda Wilson, hos-
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kids as well as their parents.
"We decided to do it a little
earlier this year."
She said they'want to keep
in mind that parents honor bed-
times and dinner schedules for
their families and don't want to
be out too late.
The festival begins at 5 p.m.
Though the event will begin
in the daylight, "We have lights
this year."
Both Gutierrez and Garrels
encourage vendors on site.
"This year we are inviting
vendors," said Garells. She said
she thinks it's a good idea for
the kids, and the parents', ben- -
efit.
Gutierrez said all are wel-
come.
"There will be booths set up
for food, games and even raffles,
and door prizes," she said.
There is but one require-
ment for on-site vendors.
Gutierrez giggles.
"The must have candy."
Any parties interested in
entering the pumpkin carving.
contest, please bring carved
pumpkins to display.
The festival will be held on
Saturday, Nov. 1, from 5p.m.
to 8p:m. at Wood Works play-
park 6n Osceola.
Though there is no admis-
sion to the park, the youth cen-
ter welcomes donations in the
forms of. cash, gifts, costumes
and more.
If any group or organization
would like to participate call
the Youth Center at 9.83-1492
and ask for Joanna.
Stankeisha Burchell can be
reached at msburchell@gmall,
com.


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Sonny's to re-open
Sonny's Restaurant is preparing to open soon. Following
a fire that destroyed its former building, the company has
relocated to the site of the former Clock Restaurant on
Sugarland Highway in Clewiston.


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checks, a relatively simple pro-
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ent at least $300. The state's toll-
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seniors to local offices that can
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Florida Department of El-
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dents who ha\e not vet filed for
the rebate to do so immediately
Seniors need to file a federal tax
return by Oct. 15, in order to re-
ceive a stimulus payment before
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Fowler urges

Amendment 4

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


arid every little bit helps. These
residents are entitled to a rebate
check, and we encourage them
to take the easy steps to qualify
for a payment," said Mr. Beach.
In, June, the IRS reported that
almost 406,000 eligible Floridians
had not yet received stimulus re-
bate checks because they had
not filed tax returns. Those Florid-
ians are entitled to a combined
$121,790,400. Both figures are the
fourth largest in the nation.
Seniors and other eligible Flo-
ridians can qualify for the rebate
by filing dn IRS form 1040A tax
--return, filling in just a few lines
and writing "Stimulus Payment"
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form, and the Department of El-
der Affairs' Elder Helpline- 1-800-
96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) can
provide telephone numbers for
local IRS offices throughout the
state. Additional free assistance is,
available for seniors in some Flor-
ida communities, and the Elder
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information for residents in those
communities.
Many seniors do not file tax re-
turns because Social Security pay-
ments are not subject to income
tax and they do not otherwise
have the $3,000 in income that
makes a tax' return necessary.
However, the economic stimulus
law passed in February contains a
special provision allowing Social
Security recipients to count those,
benefits in order to qualify for the
rebate.
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stimulus check, and all they have
to do is file a'basic tax return," Mr.
Beach said. "This money is there
for them they simply have 'to
ask."
To qualify for a stimulus
check, individuals must have at
least $3,000 in qualifying income,
including any combination of
,earned income, nontaxable com-
bat pay, and certain benefit pay-
ments from Social Security, VA,
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God and Christian Unity


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


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


matters of faith," but would allow or disobedience brings disaster?
"Liberty in matters of opinion." The idea of history repeat-
Their attitude would be that ing itself is usually spoken of in
of Christ, and show love in all the negative, but history (man)
things. doesn't always have to take the
Did those early Restoration wrong road.
Leaders have it correct? We want the generations to
Yes, when they followed scrip- follow the generation that en-
ture, and no, when they allowed joyed the blessings of God and
their own reasoning to over rank repeat that history.
*the Word of God. But too often many times the
It did not take long for people generations that follow begin do-
to stray from what those pioneers ing what is right in their own eyes
discovered and passed on. and start reaping the disaster, of-
Each generation 'must think ten because they have not been
for itself but the basis of thought, taught that there is a better way.
whether in the Word or from the Next week in my column I will
mind of man, will decide how give your the Christian Platform
that generation goes. for Unity straight from the Word
Which lesson of history will it of God.
learn: obedience brings blessing Don't miss it!


Open my eyes, that I may see


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


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


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


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


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



Church briefs

Craft and Bake Sale
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 S.W. 1st Street, Belle
Glade will host a Craft and Bake
Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.
The sale will be sponsored
by New Bethel AME Church,
South Bay, First United Method-
ist Church, Pahokee, St. Philip
Benizi Catholic Church, Belle
Glade, Joan's Creations, 'Clewis-
ton, Home Interiors and Gifts,
Clewiston, Catering by Gail Rush-
ing, Clewiston.
If anyone is interested in par-
ticipating in the sale, please call
Community's office at 561-996-
5568.
Table rental fee is $15 each
or two tables for $25. (All rental
fees and all proceeds from Com-
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they live.
The chapel where I went to
college was called the "Chapel of
the Venerable Bede."
It was served by a chaplain
who provided services to students
arid faculty alike.
When the chapel was being
built, a number of the original
faithful gathered and were chal-
lenged to give it a name.
An English Professor sug-
gested that it be named after that
scholar and minister, a person
who gave his life to the service
.of the Church and was known
for his scholarly writings; keeping
much of our.learning about the
Middle Ages alive-for those who
would follow.
It was an appropriate name
for a college .chapel; remember-
ing someone who combined
faith and scholarship, a seventh
century historian who served to
keep knowledge alive during a
dark period in human history.
The very name of the chapel
reflected the key values that were
shared and taught there, in the
community of the university.
This week I begin my ninth
year at Saint Martin's Church
(eleven, if you count 1976 and
1977,when I was here before).
When I came, I was also inter-
ested in what "Saint Martin" rep-


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


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


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Legend of the Great Hunt


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This is what the scene may have looked thousands of years ago, with some of Florida's earlier settlers.


By Butch Wilson moth kill for the Otungee clan.
Clewiston Museum This story is fiction, but reflects
. The fire ,burned hot as the the role that ancient man may
flickering blue flames wrapped have played in the final extinction
slowly around the oak logs like a of Mammoths, Mastodons and
coiled snake, rising and striking at other large prehistoric animals
the empty air. The light from the that inhibited Florida thousands
rising flames cast eerie shadows of years ago.
across the council house walls Many of the larger species of
where the silhouettes of young mammals living in North Ameri-
men came alive each time the ca went extinct approximately
flames flickered, reflecting the 11,000 years ago. North America
eager but sober faces that were wasn't the only continent that
absorbing every word uttered by experienced this dilemma. Most
the lean weathered shaman. They of the larger mammals living
were completing the last rite, in South America went extinct,
which would forever change their while Europe, Asia and Africa lost
status in the Otungee clan. They smaller mammals. Some of the
would soon be warriors, animals that went extinct in Flori-
The shaman spoke, gesturing da were: Mammoths, Mastodons,
wvith his hands to emphasize the and American lion, Saber-Tooth
Legend of the Great Hunt that had Cat, Dire Wolf, Camellias, Tapir,
occurred centuries before. Bison, Horse and the Glyptodont.
"The hunters surrounded the Why did these animals go ex-
tall grasses, shouting loudly, forc- tinct? It is an answer that scien-
ing the Bull Mammoth to flee tists can't answer. Scientists have
across the prairie. The hunters identified three developments
threw their heavy spears, piercing that may have triggered the ex-
the heart, ending the Mammoth's tinction: human hunting, climate
life. They then knelt and praised change, and disease.
the arnirral, Ihaniling him fo c'i\ Hunrans migrated from Asia
ing his life o pre'srve Ihe i' '-, *Of arl entered North America about
I fLe&thi 'ee Clr, i*A, i ie~ .-I. I1t e .' ao' Humans en-
S h fr. he L ge ol he'f t Lre,_1 Fli id I. y ears ago.
Hunt celebrated tht last Mam Iaanrv :4 the extinct animals that


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


in North America. These diseases
may have been lethal enough to
wipe out the native animals.
Why so many prehistoric ani-
mals went extinct at one time will
probably remain a mystery. It is
a question that we as humans
should ask ourselves when pon-
dering the future of mankind. To-
day humans, like the extinct pre-
historic animals, must deal with
diseases and global environmen-
tal changes, but we have added
another element War...
What tribes do you think the
nomadic hunters living in Florida
belonged to? Maybe they were
Jones, Smith or the "Hatfield and
McCoy" tribes. This question will
be provided in the next edition of
"A Walk in the Past".
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston
Museum if you have' questions,
artifacts, pictures or a "Whale of
a Tale." The Museum's hours are
from 9 a.m. to 4 pm,. Monday
through Friday.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


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A truly defining moment



for our society today


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


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


sary) and to vote. -
3) Make sure you vote early, or,
on Election Day.
Let there be no reason your
ballot is not cast for this historic
decision. Don't assume it will
pass without your vote!
In the 1930s, British anthropol-
ogist J.D. Unwin studied 86 cul-
tures that stretched across 5,000
years. He found, without excep-
tion, when they restricted sex to
marriage, they thrived.
Strong families headed by
faithful spouses made for bold,
prosperous societies. But not one
culture survived more than three
generations after turning sexually
permissive.
Noted Harvard sociologist
Pitirim Sorokin found no culture
surviving once it ceased to sup-
port marriage and monogamy.
None.
Redefining marriage to be
whatever people want it to be is
no form of progress, It is a recipe
for disaster!
Join with me in maintaining
a key ingredient to a prosperous,
healthy society.


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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
RESPONSE TO THE LACK OF OFFICERS IN MONTURA: I
would have to agree with the Central county board members, as I have
lived in the area for over 12 years. Yes I will agree that the "Sheriff" has
busted a few grow houses the owners of the homes, but I was always
taught you have to start small and work your way up. The "Sheriff"
is showing this backwards as he is only concerned. about his appear-
ance to the county as a good official. For everyone else who lives in
the area and knows exactly what goes on, they know differently. He
also states there is not enough in the budget for another deputy to be
on duty in the Montura area, ok bring a deputy from town to assist is
patrolling the area. For every problem there is a solution, our "Sheriff"
is not demonstrating this. The population in Montura is growing, if the
problem is not contained it will grow as well. In my opinion I believe
we should have at least two or three deputies on duty at all times in
the Montura area. Central County has heard a lot of promises from.our
"Sheriff", but none of them have been fulfilled until now "ELECTION
TIME." Why would that be? Also with the article in the paper this past
week I agree that Montura is centrally located and would help out on
call times. I have called the Sheriff's department a few times for assis-
tance and it has taken them almost 45 minutes to arrive, by that time
whatever was going to happened would have already happened, so in
all actuality there id no reason for them to even bother. In this upcom-
ing election, I hope we have a "Sheriff" who would assist the Central
County members with this problem.
A RECENT PAGEANT: I was thinking of having my daughter join
the next pageant, but I went to watch the last pageant and I didn't like
it. I didn't think it was fair to all the young ladies that participated in the
pageant. I don't think itwas fair that 2007 pageant had already chosen
before hand who they wanted to win the 2009 pageant. I overheard
that they were to turn in their input to the judges, the elected pageant
was told they didn't have to show up to practice because they already
had the crown. I also noticed that one of the girls was not given a
rose, either they don't know how to count or they did it on purpose.
Don't let you daughter join the pageant, its only a scam trying to get
you to bring in money. Some of the pictures they took were took sexy
for their age.


Clarification

In last week's issue, in the the' Clewiston Chamber of Com-
story titled, "Chamber celebrates merce. This is incorrect. The
60th dinner," we reported that
the Outstanding Community award is presented annually by
Service award was presented by the city of Clewiston.

Local Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service
Clewiston and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from
the north between 7 and 9 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 67. Winds will
be from the north between 3 and 5 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Sunny wiht a high near 87. Winds will be from the north
between 5 and 8 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 67. Winds will be
calm.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 88. Winds will be calm
with a 20 percent chance of showers.
Saturday night: Mostly clear with a low around 69.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 88 and a 20.percent change
for showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73 and a 20 per-
cent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high near ,87 and a 40 percent
chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.






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Hendry County 4-H Program Awards Fun Day


The Hendry County 4-H Pro-
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Fun Day at the Dallas B. Townsend
Agricultural Center in LaBelle.
Members received award pins
in the different 4-H project areas
from cooking and arts and crafts
to steer, swine and dairy goats.
Moreover, Junior and Senior 4-H
members received certificates
and premium for placing in
the top two in the record book
competition in several project
areas. Leaders and other adult


volunteers were recognized for
their many years of service and
dedication to the 4-H program
from one year to thirty-one years
of service. Mr. Jim McVay was
awarded the Outstanding Leader
Award after receiving letters of
recommendation from his 4-H
club members. Mr. McVay has
provided leadership to the Hen-
dry County 4-H Club Program for
three years as leader of the Hen-
dry County 4-H Shooting Sports
Club. 4-H members who received


special recognition for their ac-
complishments in 4-H: Britney
Harrell received the Outstanding
Junior 4-H Award plaque with
Cassidy Willis achieving the Out-
standing Intermediate 4-H Award
plaque and Mavis Plamondon
was awarded the Outstanding
Senior 4-H Award plaque. These
awards were based on letters
received from 4-H leaders out-
lining their accomplishments in
the overall 4-H program. Jessica
Bechtel and Abby Peacock were


the recipients of the Pro Stead-
man Scholarship in the amount
of $1,000 each.
The Hendry County 4-H Of-
fice would like to express their
appreciation to the parents, lead-
ers, and volunteers who attended
the Awards Fun Day in support of
the 4-H program. Without all of
you, giving your time and talents,
we would not be able to reach
the lives of many youth in Hen-
dry County.


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SSubit S ed pholo
Pictured from left to right are Britney Harrell, Cassidy Willis,
and Mavis Plamondon with Sonja Crawford announcing the
winners of the Outstanding 4-H'er members.


Understanding your taxes workshop a success


On Monday, September 8, the
Honorable Kristina Kulpa held
a workshop on "Understanding
Your Taxes" at the John Boy Au-
ditorium. Several citizens from
Clewiston attended plus local
professional real estate associates
and bankers.
Ms.Dena Pittman, Senior Ap-.
praiser explained how Market
Value is developed using Sales
and Mass Appraisal. After Market
Values are developed the Tax Roll
is submitted to the Dept. of Rev-


enue for roll approval..
Ms. Pittman also pointed out
that the Property Appraiser fol-
lows the.strict principles of The
International Association of As-
sessing Officers (IAAO), of which
Ms. Kulpa is a certified member.
IAAO members are expected to
adhere to the highest ethical stan-
dards.
Ms. Janice Lundy, Administra-
tive Assistant then explained the
exemptions found on your TRIM
Notice and how they apply to the


different taxing authorities.
Danny Pellicer, Asst. Chief
Deputy then explained to every-
one the actual TRIM Notice and
what Rolled-Back Rate means.
Mr. Pellicer also went on to ex-
plain appeal process, petitions for
value and hearings for millage.
Ms. Kulpa would like to thank
everyone that attended the work-
shop, radio station 99.5 and the
"Clewiston News" for announc-
ing the information and running
the articles. A very special Thank


You to Common Grounds for the
donation of a gift certificate, won
by Ann Dyess.
If you were not able to attend
the workshop and would be inter-
ested in Ms. Kulpa holding anoth-
er one please contact our office in
Labelle toll free at 863-983-1591
or you can send an e-mail to ap-
praiser@hendrypa.com. You may
also view the presentation on our
website.


Clubs and organizations


Green Thumbs Garden
Club
The first meeting of the Green
Thumbs Garden Club for the new
year was held at the home of
Sandy Stitt, on Tuesday, Septem-
ber 16. Vicki Austin, Vice Presi-
dent, presided in the absence of
President Pat Mason. Darla Drake
gave a report of her attendance at
Camp Wekiva Youth Camp this
summer.
Among the items discussed
were to plant a tree in memory of
deceased members Shirley Perry,
Martha Lowry and Bob Propes,
Marci's husband.
Sandy Stitt will contact Sean
Sheffler to find out the appropri-
ate place to plant the tree.
Garden club members were
reminded of the following aspects
of belonging to the garden club.
We acknowledge and respect the
state bird, The Mocking Bird; the
state butterfly, The Monarch; the
state flower, The Orange Blos-
som; state song, Suwannee River;
state tree, Sable Palmetto; and the
state wildflower, The Coreopsis;
and The District X Garden. Club,
of which the Green Thumbs is'a
member.
A meeting will be held at Boy-
ton Beach Club, October 28. Also
a workshop will be held at Peggy
Webb's garage, November 4, for
updating decorations used in dec-


orating the Clewiston Library.

Volunteer

opportunities
Hope Hospice and Communi-
ty Services seeks opportunities to
speak to civic groups, clubs and
churches about services provided
and volunteer opportunities.
Speaker topics include:
*Volunteering for Good
Health
*25 ways to Support Someone
Facing a Serious Illness
*Advance Directives
*Hospice 101 and Volunteer-,
ing
Volunteer opportunities
include:
*Providing companionship to
patients
*Driving patients to the doctor,
store and taking them on errands
Spanish speaking Volunteers
to talk to people in the language
they are most comfortable with
*Volunteers to sit with chil-
dren so family can visit
For more information, call
Jean Best at 863-983-7771.

Hurricane


Preparedness
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is getting their hurricane
preparedness plan updated for
this season.
We are again looking-for those
who have boats or airboats and
are willing to be available to assist
during any disaster.
We would like to have volun-
teers identified anrd credentials
before a disaster strikes.
When volunteers have been
identified beforehand we are able
to get them ready to respond in
the safest manner possible.
There will be a short training
class on safety and protocol and
then volunteers will receive cre-
dentials that will allow them to
be admitted into disaster areas in
the city.
For more information please
call Detective Curtis Clay at 863-
983-1474.-

Class Reunion Oct. 31
and Nov. 1
A two-day class reunion for
1987-1991 graduates of Clewiston


High School is planned for Friday,
Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1.
Come to the homecoming
parade on Friday, then attend the
football game that night at Cane
Field. Afterwards meet for a so-
cial gathering at the Tiki Bar.
Saturday will be filled .with
events like the family picnic be-
hind Roland Martin's Motel, later
on cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7
p.m. and a party at 8:30 p.m. Cost
is $50 per person before Oct. 10,
or $60 after. Oct. 10. Send checks
payable to Class Reunion 87-91,
Post Office Box 2923, Clewiston,
FL 33440.
Please include an email ad-
dress for a receipt. For details and
information about accommoda-
tions contact Patrick McElroy 863-
228-1501 or patrickmcelroy@
semtribe.com; Tamara Parish
863-233-9992 or jptamus@yahoo.
com; Lane Pool (McElroy) 863-
673 2495 or lanemc215@yahoo.
com. *Special note* If you would
like to share photos of your high
school days e-mail them to clewis-
tonalumni@aol.com, or mail
them to Melissa (Musgrave) Moss
at 13507 W C.R. 450, Umatilla, FL
32784. Write your name on the
back so. they can be returned.


General News and Information


Plan now for
November
It is time to organize your
schedule so that you can take
the time off during Thanksgiving
week to attend the Big "0" Hike
around Lake Okeechobee.
The Hike will begin in Pahb-
kee on Nov. 22, and end at Paho-
kee on Nov. 30.
That's nine days of walking
from 9 to 14 miles a day to make
it all the way around the lake.
There is a little bit of a challenge
to this walk.
SHundreds of people have tried
over the years and (for some rea-
son) only about 20 to 30 percent
of the walkers manage to finish
the 9 days. So plan now and get
in shape for November.
For further information please
call Paul at 561-963-9906.

Sponsor a pet
People who love pets but can-
not adopt one for one reason or
another now have another way
t6 help. Caloosa Humane Society
has just added a feature to its pet
list on Petfinder.com called Spon-
sor a Pet.
With a simple click of a button,
a visitor can make a donation to a
pet's care. To see pets available to
sponsor, visit www.dogncat.pet-
finder.com.


Addiction recovery

help
Narconon reminds parents
that during the summer months,
children are more apt to let bore-
dom set in and drugs and alcohol
can work into their lives. To help
your child this summer, learn to
recognize the signs of drug and
alcohol addiction and get the help
they need.
If you or someone you know
is struggling with an addiction,
call Narconon. Narconon offers
free addiction counseling, assess-
ments, and referrals to rehabilita-
tion centers nationwide by calling'
1-800-468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com.

Stop the violence

services available
The Hendry and Glades Do-
mestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about do-
mestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing services,
referrals and education relating to
the affects of domestic/sexual vio-
lence in our community.
The meetings rotate between
LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Ha-
ven. To get involved in the council


or for information about meeting
dates and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s Ru-


ral Extension (REACT): 863-674-
1811, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


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Thursday, September 25, 2008











Arrest Report


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



Dwayne Blake, 36
^ -Belle Glade
*VOP- Sale of
cocaine within
1,000 feet of place
of worship
Battery on a police
officer
Arrested September

No bond set

Ricardo Maria, 24
-*Belle Glade
Failure to appear
i for felony offense
*FTA for cas6
disposition: Grand
theft
Arrested September
18
No bond set for
release

Richard Harris, 58


Pahoke
VOP Petit theft
third conviction
Arrested September

Ul- board has been
set for release

William Moore, 33

PahCo ee

*Carijuanal srh
irlent to sell or
deliver schedule
Arrested Septiember
21
Released
Sepembtery21

Trederrick Williams, 15

Aggravated
a;.sau e with intent
to commit a felony
Arrested September

Arres ting officer
was Deputy B.
Weaver

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

Jesus Delgado, 50


i)nicer obstru ction
wilflluI violence
*Porjsessionuse of
rnr,:oiric equipment
Arresled Sept 18
Arres~nrg ohicer
was Sgt Peiham
I CPD


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

Eric B. Mann, 23
*Belle Glade
-Drugs -
Possessior 01
a controlled
substance wrihout a
presc riphorin
Arrested September
19
Released
September 19

Saintival Garencha, 21.
SBelle Glade
Aggravated
-ra
a*ssaul- with a
deadly weapon
wrf"ihout intent to kill
Arre ied September
22
SNo bond set for
A r release


Robert E. Starks, 45
* Pahcrkee

Possession of
tcic"aine
*Poissession of
narhol : equipment
Arrested September
20
Bond set for $9,000

"April Hester, 32


.Soulh Bay
SFailure to appear
writen promise to
appear
SFailure to appear -
burglary of



Xzavien Wilson, 17
A Clewistonr
-Aggravated
assauIh wilt a
deadly weapon
without intent 10 kill
Arrested September
16
Arisl-ing orlicer
was Deputy S. Bell

Emory A. McGee, 45
C iewislon
WVVarranl for
VOP: Felony or
community control
Arrested September
21
Arrec ling officer
was Deputy R.
Shepherd

Jose Villanueva, 20
Clewiston
Possesscion ol
cocaine
Arrested September
17
Arresting officer
was Deputy L


Carlos Moya, 21
*Belle Glade
*Burglary of
unoccupied
dwelling, unarmed,
no assault/battery
; Larceny theft is
-$300 or more but
less than $5,000
SArrested September
18

Isaac Logan, 24
Belle Glade

of weapon by
a corivickled
lel)n rtanery -
Subsequent offense
Arrested September

Released
September 18

Tarus Woodson
*Belle Glade
Burglary
Lewd lasv.
behavior molesting
a child older than 12
years but less than
.18 years
A arrested September
17


Calvin Walker, 35

*Pahokee
. * Traffic offense
DUI alcohol or
q ~drugs
Arrested September
20
Released
September 20

Derric S. Johnson, 27
*Sodur Bay
-Child neglect
without great harm
*Hit and run leave
scene of crash
involve damage to
property
Arrested September
16

Feliciano Nunez, 40
*. Clewiston
Sexual assault
victim is over 12
years old physical.
for: e
Arrested September
18
Arresting officer
was Deputy J.

Yunier Ruiz, 22
Clewiston
SFTRA: felony
offense
Arrested September
-15
Arresting officer
was Deputy M.
Marine:


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


Travario Pierre, 21

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

James Tavaris, 23


Belie Glade
Burglary of
uroc cupied dwelling
Arrested September
16
Bond has been set
lor $5,000


Sikina Carswell, 30

Belle Glade



2dsruember
*Fraud utter false
iri strurrnen
Arrested September
22
Released
September 22 on
$3,000 bond


Jean Vaillancourt, 45

-*Pahokee
.VOP Burglary of
a sIrucuisl.
Arrested September
18
No bond nas been
sel ir release


Johnny. Laster, 27
*Soulh Bay
GRobbery by
sudden snatching
wilhoutl firearm or
weapon
Arrested September
17
Bond has beer, set-
lor $25,000

Alvaro.J. Vazquez, 42

-Clewislon
*Battery second or
subsequent offense
Arrested September
15
Arresting officer
was DepuiTyN. Reed

Gregory Mizell, 54
"Clewiston
Fugnive from
justice from Fulton
County. Ga.
*VOP: treft
Arrested September
16
Arresltig officer
was CPD Sgt
Spence
Raul A. Ramos, 18
Clewiston
-Warrant as a
fugitive from justice
from Glades County
Arrested Sdptember

Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Poole


Deon L. Davis, 21
*Belle Glade
*Battery on
officer, firefighter,
EMT, etc
-Resisting an
officer with violence
Arrested September
20
Released
September 20
Jaret Rodriguez, 27
*Belle Glade

iireiighler EMT etc
*Resis orlfficer
Arrested September
18
Released
Septermer 19 on
$2,00i0 bond

Derrick Hills, 22

-Canal Point
SvOP Child
neglect
Arresled September

o bond has been
sel for release


Marvin Walker, 48


*Pahokee
* Failure to appear
lor lelony offense
Arre-,ied September
19
Released
September 19


Timothy Powell, 30



aAnnette Pachmerkins, 26
SFugilive Irom
ustce .Irom Glades
Cour ty
Arrested September
19


Annette Perkins, 26

hw to Clewiston
.VOtP felony or
community control
Arrresled September
16
Arresting officer
was DepuTy C.
Shepherd


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Donna Miner, 59


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


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Crime Stoppers


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


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


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BUDGET SUMMARY
City of South Bay Fiscal Year 2008- 2009


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


Transfers In


TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND TRANSFERS IN

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


GENERAL
FUND


Millage Per 1.,000
6.3089


398,031
2,500
329,431
33,045
345.296
32,892
291,794
47,033
75,000
107.400


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUND



211,699


ENTERPRISE TOTAL
FUND BUDGET


2,918,799


343,489


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


14.977 14.977
1,677,399 555.188 2,918.,799 5,151,386
500,000 55,188 555,188
$ 2,177,399 $ 555,188 $ 2,973,987 $ 5,706,574

$ .1,371,425 $ $ $ 1,371.425
153,000 153,000
563.404 563,404
89,570 89,570
2,662,387 2,662,387
-- 311,600 311,600
2,177,399 2,973.987 5,151,386
555,188 555.188

$ 2,177,399 $ 555,188 $ 2.973,987 $ 5,706,574


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


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


The City of South Bay of Palm Beach

County, Florida has tentatively

adopted a budget for fiscal year
2008-2009.

A public hearing to make a

FINAL DECISION on the budget

AND TAXES will be held on



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


At



Commission Chambers

335 SW 2nd Ave

South Bay FL 33493


Westley Knight, 30
-Belie Glade
Manjuana
possession with
intent to sell or
deliver schedule
Arrested September

Bond has been set
for $3,000

Tonya Powell, 36
Canal Point
*Cocaine sell -
schedule
Possession of
Marijuana not more
tIhan 20 grams
Arrested September
18
SReleased
September 19

Molly Wetherington, 49
-*Pahokee.
-*Robbery
e nBatoery on a
S personn65years of
age or older
Arrested September
18
rNo bond has been
set for release








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Obituary Endangered Bat Species Discovered on SFWMD Land


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


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

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


Pnoto courtesy OT den uore
These endangered species were found on SFWMD land. Ef-
forts are being put forth to help protect these bats from be-
coming extinct.


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


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


Denial letter may not rule out disaster assistance


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


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


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


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


Farm Bureau urges Congress into action on energy


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Local Man Prevails In Scuffle

With Hoodlums
il- \ \R (', i 1. I '- Tom W., after using Thera-Gesic'
on a sore left shoulder, encountered two hoods break-
ing into a car in a parking lot. He whacked one of them
upside the head and ran them off. When asked why he
took the risk. he painlessly replied:
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(800)362-9660 Confidential
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be your animals, please con-
tact Inv. Aaron Angell with
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Ag Unit at 674-4060
or 983-1440.
WEDDING BAND found in the
vicinity of First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee. Call
to claim (863)357-6691


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W/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
* 3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 119,900
* 2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
* 4BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
*Waterftt 2BD/2BA w/2-Bay Boat House
in Lakeport on Lowly Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "0" Access, asking $259K
*Like new 3/2 CBS in Thatcher Blvd.
SHIP Eligible. $164,900
*Sportsian Paradise! 22 w/ Large Sun
Room addition in Moore Haven Yacht
Club. Just Reduced $98,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000
* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900


:.33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
SHighlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
*Comer lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $89,900
SVacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K'
* 3/2 MH on Riverside St. 1.88 acre. $105K
SMontura lot 2.5 Acres $50.000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
S3/2 MH in Lindero'St. 1.09 Acre,
only $112,500
*3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, Two Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
S1.25 Acres Lot. Asking $19,900
SNew Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole,
with all extras Asking $330,000
COMMERCIAIlNIVESTMENT
* Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
* Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced
S1.90 Acres, Hwy 27 former Sonny's
location. Call for details.
SIndustrial Rail/Business Park CR 835.
For Sale or Lease 36,000 sq. ft.
building with loading docks. 5600 sq.
ft. metal building with truck bays


HOMES,
1) Sherwixxl S 3/2 inobile home, fenced, great price!! $47K
2) 2500(+ sq.ft located on Del Monte. Beautifiul
Cypress trees and located on .86 acres. Only'$245K
3) Location!! Beautiful 3/2/2 in Ridgeview Estates. Must
See to appreciate $350K
4) Looking for a large home with a pool? 3/2/2 on
Police Leon. 1/2 acre with privacy fence, generator
quick switch. 2 zone a/c, Must see f(/ $299K
5) Build your new home here. 1/2 acre located on
Crescent lDr
6) Adorable 3/1. Perfect for first time-buyer $129K
7) 5 Bedroom/3 Bath on North Side. Perfect for large
family. Pool, fenced. Must see @ &$255K
8) New ListingJust out of town. 3/2 brick home located
on Corkscrew B3lvd. Foreclosure $87.910
9) New Listing. 3/2/1 in Sugarland Estates, New in 'i05
Buy it for $199K, or rent it for $1250 per month.
MANUFACTURED HOMES & LAND
I) Short Sale!! 4/2 mobile lionie on Man Made
Lake. Must see at $105K
2) Short Sale! 3/2 mobile lhome on Man Made
Lake. Upgrades throughout. $115K
3) Only Lot on Royal Patin Avc!! Ready to build
your new home. $85K
4) Tower Lakes. 3/2 on Man Made Lake. Separate
workshop and shed. Beautifidly landscaped. $90K.
5) Lot in Moore Haven Yacht Club. $21K
6) 2 Skye Valley lots. Both on Lake. Call for information.
7) 2 Mobile I Ionic lots in I looker's Point. $25K each
8) 10Acres SALE PENDMING Home. $165K
Come and visit at our new location!!
113 S. Bond St, Clewiston
Mortgage Assistance Available. Call Glenn for Details.
visit us on the web at www.clewistonflhomes.com
Glenn, A Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williarrs (863) 228-6867
Chammine Montgomery (863) 233-1941 Se habla espanol


F mlomn
Ful Tlrm 005


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

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


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


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

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


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



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


Merchandise



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





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



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


P P P P


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



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


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


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



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



Beautiful Steel Buildings
Utility, Industrial, Commercial
Discounted, Can Erect
Local Consultant
www.sca-arp.com
Source#15M
Phone: 561-644-3056
METAL ROOFING: Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
CoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer. $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932


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


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


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



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


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


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



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


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



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



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


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



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


Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(313)872-0722 E-mail
cofstampa@gmail.com.
HARMAR Electric Mobility Lift
-$500. Call 863-532-1325
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $50000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122
SCOOTER Golden Champion
II, electric, $500. Call
863-532-1325


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


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387,
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
FUEL TANK 53 gallon, I-
shaped, with electric pump,
$250. (863)634-4758
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
REESE HITCH for Toyota Tun-
dra pickup truck $75.
(863)763-2692
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1700. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)
TRAILER 10 x 60 BHR Water
front property with front &
back porch, fl room & sun
room. Needs TLC
$3000/neg. (863)467-1524
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
WELDER Lincoln 220v Stick
Welder $100/firm.
(863)357-5837



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



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



35 GALLON Hex Fish Tank -
Call for info. $50/firm.
(863)763-7029
ALUM DOG BOX 69x26x22,
3 slots, paid $650 will sell
for $550 (863)467-0423 or
(863)610-0985
CHIHUAHUA M 1'/2 yrs old &
PIT BULL F, Blue & White
w/UKC papers/cropped ears.
$200 ea (863)302-4442
DOG BOX with double swing
door. Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
PIG Domesticated, must sell,
$25. Call Rob at
772-577-0283 (Okeecho-
bee) -



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


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



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


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



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


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


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


AIRBOATS 2 hulls & 4 mo-
tors, remote control, com-
plete, $400 or best offer.
(863)634-0018
HALEX FOOTBALL Table
Regular Adult size. Great,
Condition. $50.
(863)634-6601
PLAY MOBILE 123 TRAIN SET
- asking $20 (863)763-7807
TMAX TRUCKS (2) 1 com-
plete, run, $300 or best of-
fer.. (863)634-0018
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and interesting person. No
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed, Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds'Plants/
Flowers 865




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


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



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


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


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



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



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


ANN DYESS
c t *LIC: REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARIAND HWY.
MLS (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-7209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3/2 Home with pool and apart- 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent ment Davidson Rd $195,000 Montura fully fenced and
4/2/2 New Home Reduced to 3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 5285,000 remodeled only $89,900
$269K 4/3/2 Popash Circle with pool- RENTALS
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to $319,900 RENTALS
$190K 3/2.5/1 Townhome Lakeshore Call for Available Rentals
3/2/2 tl l/,ced to Villas $165,000 VACANT LAND
$199, MOBILE HOMES Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
County $174,900 $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $495,000
2/1 near )11 amenities $109,900 4/2 DWMH Montura $135K 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
New 3/2 wil arland 3/2 DWMH with o/g Pool 17.5 acres Pioneer $315,000
S0 Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
~Cir. R ht 0 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven 5 res:. lots
4/2 Harlem $120,000, secluded corner lot $134,900 $75000
2 Family Unit 3/1 dnd 1/1 Good 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with Moore Haven 2 res. lots
income $174,900 horse-barn fully fenced Montura $39,900
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse REDUCED to $84,900
$295,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd COMMERCIAL
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with $120,000 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
shed $239,000 Mobile Home Park Nail's Rd $200,000
3/1 Pasadena with shed $280,000 Turn-key movie theater on US27
$159,000 Package Deal 4 M-Homes and $395,000
2 vacant lots Call for Details 200' US 27 frontage and
3/2 with pool on Ridge- 1.3 acre New Listing: 3/2 DWMH has CBS 100'x120' lot behind $475,000
lot $318,000 outbuilding Magnolia Lane Offices (4) on.Deanne Duff $355,000
3/2 pool Ridgeview $280,000 $79,900 Store/Warehouse on Ventura $385K
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NOTICE

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


Empoyen
Full Tim


-REGISTERED NURSE-

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


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Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
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*La Deca $85,000. 5 acres, agricultural, fenced,
cleared, pond w/ tilapias
* Tilapia farm, M/H, 5 acres, 18 pools. Needs-repair.
MAKE OFFER
* Clewiston 2-1/2 acres, CBS home $210,000.
* Hwy 27, $210,000, home +3/4 acres, near a gas station
Other properties. Low prices. Make officer

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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,600! Only $199/Mo! 5% East Tennessee affordable
down 20 years @ 8% apr. lake lots and homes minutes
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list- from the Great Smoky Moun-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext tains on pristine Norris Lake.
5798. Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
CLEWISTON 1004 Johnson www.lakesiderea3 o tn.covisitm.
Rd, 1/1, $600 mo. + $600
sec, no inside pets. Call Tricia Lakefront living at its finest.
863-805-2872/228-6664 Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura, 150 miles of shoreline. 30%
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec., discounts for limited time
no inside pets. Call Trcia (800)709-LAKE.
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWSTON BRAND NEW South Carolina low country
CL3B2 B RA ND NW Hunting/Recreation Tracts
3BR, 2BA, bbq house, shed, for sale. Close to 1-95 in
$900/mo. $650 dep. Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
No pets. Call 863-677-0977 clouded and loaded with deer,
CLEWISTON Waterfront Cot- turkey, hogs and timber val-
tage. 1 BR. Many extra's! ue too.
$700 mo. + sec. dep. & 42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
utilities. (863)983-4314 Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
CLEWISTON 319 W. Trinidad, game plots, stands new
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec. Ready to hunt. Priced below
No inside pets. Call Tricia market!! Call Now
863-805-2872/228-6664 (803)826-6033 (Brokers
CLEWISTON 429 E. Trinidad, Protected).
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec. STEAL MY- MARSHFRONT
No inside pets. Call Tricia Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
863-805-2872/228-6664 gorgeous Marshfront. My
FOR RENT OR SA R neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
FOR RENT OR SALE 3 BR, 2 sell mine for less than the
BA in Moore Haven, 215 bank Tepo's. My six figure
Avenue H. $600 mo. loss isyour gain. $229,900.
Commercial/Residential Cal: (888)306-4734.
(772)589-0794 (888)306-4734.
LABELLE: New!3br/2ba, 2 car TENNESSEEr LAND RUSH!
ar, furnishe single family, 1+acre to 2acre homesites,
across from Labe ine HS. W/D, wood, views. Starting at
$1100/mo. Lease .option avail. $59,900. Tenn River & Nick-.
$a1100/mo .. Leaseopton a-Jack view tracts now
Call 954-775-5875' available! Retirement guide
Venice New 1 and 2 bed- rates this area #2 is U.S.
room homes from $900 per places to retire. Low cost of
month in active lifestyle living, no impact fee.
community with waterfront (330)699-2741 or
sites, resort amenities, on-" (866)550-5263, Ask About
site activities and events. Mini Vacation!
(866)823-9860. VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.

Business Places Mobile Homes
Sale 1005
Commercial .,
Property- Sale 1010 I
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020 Mobile Home Lots 2005
Houses Sale 1025 Mobile Home Parts 2010
Hunting Property 1030 Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Investment Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050 Rn20
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055 CLEWISTON 1.5 BR, 10x42
Property Inspection 1060 MH 1/4 acre. New appl's in-
Real Estate Wanted 1065 cluding W&D. Recently reno-
Resort Property vated. No pets. $625 mo. +
Sale 1070 sec. dep. Immed. Occupan-
Warehouse Space 1075 cy. (863) 805-2869 or
Waterfront Property 1080 (954)649-9095 .



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





CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres cul- MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509' 1 BR/iBA Nice Area
Frontage, w/all improvements 1st, Last & Security
$90,000. 561-985-7570 $650o e ty
I(863)983-8107
IwlIMMONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
35+ Acres from $34,900 First 1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
Come, First Served Saturday, furnished & unfurnished
October 4, 2008 Southern (79 i sn
Colorado ranches Excellent KIBB'S FISH CAMP
financing available Call for KIBS FISH CAMP
your private property tour NEW 3br/2ba doublewide in
- (866)696-5263 x4576. adult community, swimming
pool, club house & dock.
Beautiful 64 acre farm with Must be 55 yrs or older to
2500-/+ square foot execu- live in this secure community
tive home located in Thomas located on the river in Moore
County, GA. Would make a Haven. Only $595 monthly
great horse farm... 529,900. with $200 security Call Ken-
Call Norris Bishop Realty @ ny (863) 673-4325
(229)890-1186.
NEW mobile homes in 55 yr
*LOW $ DOWN HOMES* Gov't or older adult community. No
& Bank Repos! Little $ rate increase guaranteed for
Down! Call Now! 3 yrs. $595 month. Call Ken-
(800)861-5890 ny (863)673-4325


Recreation SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED, UTILITY TRAILER 5'xl3',dual IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PALM HARBOR ONLY 12,000+ MILES. CHEVY K20 1975- SWB fits axle, fold down ramp, good GLADESCOUNTY, FLORIDAE CC COURT FOR
4/2 Model Home Loaded!!! I I GREAT ON GAS. NICE in superalif 40 in super cond. $750/or best offer. CASENO. 5-ca280 ENRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA
Over 2,000 sq ft SHAPE RUNS GREAT. CALL swampers dual exhaust da- (863)467-7415 UCN:222005CA000280XXX)0 ( CIVIL DIVISION
O ANYTIME 10am-8pm. na60 1ton running gear CASENO. 262008CA000214)XXXX
Set-up on your lot for Boats 3005 $1300/neg. (863)697-3656 ebelbrock carb & intake UTIL./STOCK TRAILER partly WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
$499 per month (wac) CampersRVs 30IO e** nn/ h na. pr pia TEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CER- DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
Plant C Ftor Sp Ctr e s 301 YAMAHA VIRAGO 1990 $4000/or best offer., enclosed, good cond. dual TIFICATE HOLDERS,. PARK PACE COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
.Plant City Factory Superstore JetSks 3015 YAMAHA VIRAGO 1990 334)432-0222 axle new tires $800/neg. SECURITIES, INC. ASSET-BACKED GAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL IINC.
1-800-622-2832 Marine Accessories 3020 11,000 mls. 0 -$ 0 (863)484-0833 PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE- TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 (863)673-5999 SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, 3/4 RIES 2005-WCW2, THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
RENT TO OWN Motorcycles 3030 ton. 500 (561)307-7926 In v Plaintiff 2O6-HES,
2 & 3 Bedrooms Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035 Okeechobee. 'JOSEPH ENCINOSA, et ai., vs.
Immediate Occupancy Defendants DON J. RUSSELL, etal.,
As Low as $1,000 Down I PLYMOUTH 1989 V6 good RE-NOTICE OF SALE Defendants
$535 mo. lL HONDA 450 R '04 needs a I paint/tires needs some en- PURSUANT TO.CHAPTER45 NOTICE OF SALE
(863)983-8106 starter $2000 or best offer gine work. $500/or best of- PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
SEMINOLE MANOR (863)673-5540 FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78 fer. (863)599-0809 an Order or Summry Final Judgment NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
3BR/2BA, .irig : AIR BOAT & TRLR 13', 150 POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas 3500 gal Poly Tank,. 360 foreclosure dated May 16,2008, and an an Order or Summary Final Jdgment of
to elem/high schools Call Lycoming, Polymer on bot- motor, disk brakes, runs gas, 5 speed, single ax- 200o8, and entered in Case No. 05- tered In Case No.
863-228-0206/599-1209 tom, runs great, sips gas, good. $250. (863)697-0845 le,$4750 (239)543-5887 CA-280 CN: 2220050AO28 22008CA000214 of te Circuit
_$4200 neg (863)532-0902 .of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judi- Court in and for Hend County, Florida,
SOUTH CLEWISTON- For POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,cial Circuit in and for Glades County wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
OUUTH l $ 0- 0, f ( 4 W EELErR 4, ri Florida, herein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE. FOR
Rent or sale: 3br, 2ba dbl ALUM BASS BOAT 17ft, 2000, New tires, Green, I Trustee for the Benefit of the Certificate MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL INC.
wide, $800/mo 40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or New winch. $1000 neg. Holders, Park Place Securities, Inc. As- TRUST 2006-HE5, MORTGAGE PASS-
2br, 2ba dbl wide, $700/mo best offer (863)634-2684 (863)801-1666 BIG BLOCK CHEVY 6.385 H set-Backed Pass-Through Certificates THROUGH CERTIFICATES,. SERIES
2 l ie, $ m best offer (863)634-2684 (8 80 nw in b Series 2005-WCW2 is Plaintiff and JO- 2006-HE5 is Plaintiff and Don J. Russell;
(863) 228-9138 leave msg Beam Rods, new in box, Public Notice 5005 SEPH ENCINOSA; ARGENT MORTGAGE Bank of America, N.A.; Unknown Tenant
(863)228-9138 leave msg SUZUKI 80c 4 wheeler, very $200 (863)227-4400 State Public COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT No. 1; Unknown Tenant No. 2; and All
S 'good condition, $1,200. Call ic NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and Unknown Parties Claiming Interests By,
Ioblel i III Ho eM bleHo e 863-634-7021 CAMPER TOP for 2000 Legal Notice 5500 ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN- Through, under or Against a Named De-
2020_____220'2005 Dodge 1500. Red. TERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR fendant to this Action, or Having or
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS Claiming to Have Any Right, Title or Inter-
S Really good shape. $200 or ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO est in the Property Herein Described, are
Best offer. (863)634-1423 ic Ni t I c 0I HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, best bidder for cash at on the Second
CAMPER TOPPER Fiber- are Defendants, I will sell to the highest Floor In front of the Main Clerk's Office at
glass, For -full size long bed IN AND FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT OF and best bidder for cash at the Front the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win THETWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Steps of the Glades County Courthouse, Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935
T RM R PM T .^ IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida at Hendry County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
S O Cr M l rdows. $500 (863)697-2032 FLORIDA 33471 in Glades County, Florida, at on the 8th day of October, 2008. the fol-
TOR....M R L PROBATE DIVISION 11:00 a.m. on OLt. 11, 2008, the follow- lowing described property as set forth in
OR R EPA IR ? Automobiles 4005 DODGE DUALLY, 1995 Cum- Case Number: 2008-101-CP ing described property asset forth in said OrderorFinal Judgment, to-wit
F t r re I Autos Wanted 4010 mings diesel, you can hear said Order or final Judgment, to-wit: LOT ,AN THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
CAutos Wanted 4010 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF LOT 11, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
Factory Direct, Immediate Delivery! ClassicCars 4015 run, 500. Call HORACIOVILLA LOT 67, GLADES LITTLE RANCHES, 10, PALMOALE SUBDIVISION, AC-
863-467-9336 Deceased ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
mCommercial Trucks 4020 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
Park Model, 2 or. 3 bedrooms Construction FORD 300 ENGINE 6 cyl, 4 NOTICE OFADMINISTRATION PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC
with Florida rooms, carports, Equipment 4025 speed, runs good, $400 or ANDNOTICETOCREDITORS OFGLADESCOUNTY, FLORIDA. RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY
Foreign Cars 4030 best offer (239)657-5271 The administration of th ate Es of Hra- ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IRESTTEREST
sheds or demolition. Four Wheel Drive 4035 -on Villa, deceased, File Number IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY PERSON CLAIMING'AN INTEREST
InsuranCe Claims or, Financing ,Heavy Duty Trucks4040 FORD AEROSTAR, 1984 For 200--CP i pending in the Circut ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
Parts Repairs 4045 parts, $500. Call Court of Hendry County, orsda. P OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
A rts Repairs 404 863-254-7292 bate Division, the address of which is PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE
FEMA / SBA Other Pickup Trucks 4050 863-254-7292 P.O. Box 1760, LaBile, Florida 33975, 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
FEMA SBA Sport Utility 4055 GMC Crew Cab, 1989 Motor the names and addresses of the Per- WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
sonal Representative snd the Personal In accordance with the Americans with
Tractor Trailers 4060 needs cam shaft, good tran Representaive's attorney are set forth Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing In accordance with the Americans with
Utility Trailers 4065 & rear, $1200. Call below. special accommodation to participate in Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
Vans 4070 863-467-9336 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- this proceeding should contact the Clerk ing special accommodation to partici-
FIED THAT: of the Court not later than five business pate in this proceeding should contact
t gee C enterRIMS (4) 22X9.5 Panther All persons on whom this notice days prior to the proceeding at the the Clerk ofthe Court not laterthan five
RIMS (4 22 P r served who have objections that chal- Glades County Courthouse, Telephone business days prior to the proceeding
m l e Blunt & (4) Kuhmo Tires. lenge the validity of the will, the qualifi- 863-946-0113 or 1-800-955-8770 via at the Hendry Couy Courthouse.
-877-507-1122 Mounted & balanced. Mint caitons of the Personal Representative, Florida Relay Service. Telephone 941-675-5217 or
96' Oldsmobile- red, 2 door, cond. $1500 863-532-1886 venue or Jurisdiction of this Court are Hen-8f-955-8770 vianaorida Relay Se-
Ask for GM 96' Oldsmobile- red 2 door, cond. $1500 863-532-18 req86 iredtofie their objections with DATED at Moore Haven, Horida, on vice.iaoridaRelaySer-
d, S this Court WITHIN THE LATER ,OF Sept 10, 2008.
ower windows, power RIMS-ChevySilverado, Brand THREEMONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFE FNT .DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on Sept. 11,
o i l I locks, $2500 or best offer New, slotted grey steel, THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- JOE FLINT 2008.
Sale 2 (863)763-0268 After5 pm 16"-8 lug center caps, lug TCE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE AsClerk, Circuit Court
BASS BOAT 17, Ranger, ACURA LEGEND GS '91 a- ts, $150 (561)573-3499 DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF By:/s/JenniferBevis BARBARABUTLER
BASS BOAT -1f Rpus$1A(6 -1aL9 a- i, THIS NOTICE ON THEM. As Deputy Clerk As Clerk, Circuit Court
BANK REPO'S 85hp Merc, motor guide, to, sunroof, $1500 SMALL BLOCK CHEW- Eagle pAll redirsons having claims or dem ands AterM aiys' PA By /WlHa n
MOVE TO YOUR LAND depth finders, looks & runs (863)675-4602 6" rods, new in box $200 against decedent's estate on whom a PO Box 11438 291594 CN 9/18,24/08
MIobile Home Angels great $1800 (561)573-3499 CADALLAC, 1994 Perect (863)227-4400 copy of this notice is served within Fort Lauderdale. FL 33339-1438
561-721-2230 CADALLIAC, 1994 Pthree months after the date of the first 291408 GCD 9/25;10/2/08 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIBERGLASS ROW BOAT No rips, tears or rust! Every- TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil- publicationofthisnoticerst filetheir IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20THJUDICIALCIRCUITINAND
DISTRESS sale, Many 3 & 4 9'', 6hp Evinrude mtr, & thing works, $900. Call lac Escallade '07, chrome al- LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER 2TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AN FOR HENRY COUNT FLORIDA
bed DW sold in the $40's. trailer, $800. (772)463-5760 863-763-8642 loy, P265/65/R18. very nice THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- FOHENDRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.07-77-CA
All reasonable offers consid- or (772)341-1460 CHEVROLET Select 94 van $800 (863)763-0944 TION OF THISENOTICE ORTHIRTY CASENO.07-766CA GINVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
ered. Call (863) 673-4325 GHEENOE 15/n Ft w/25hp, To- 350 engine with wheel chair TRANSMISSION Automatic, OF COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. BNE ENTERVIES, INC., aForiTrporon
All other creditors of the decedent and aFlorida Co~oration Plainiff
HOMES OF MERIT 2000, hatasu Engine, Stick Steer- lift body fair condition runs C6, electric, $400. Call persons having claims ordemand Plaintiff vs.
3BR, 2BA, 32x64, Fireplace, ing, Trolling motor & Trailer. good no ac $1500/or best 863-634-1343 after 5pm against the decedent's estate must file LAR IN PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
Extra Lg. Kitchen. New metal $3000 239-823-2587 offer. (863)634-9433 heir claims with hi court WITHIN a oria Cooraon, et al.
roof. Located in the Clewis- (863)467-6122 TRUCK MOTOR Ford straight THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Floda ndants.
ton area. Must be moved IRWIN 37 center cockpit Sail6, 300, tranny & f-case, TICENOTICEOFFIRSTSAPUBLICATIONOFTISNO-
t Dodge Ram 350- 91',Diesel, $50 or trade for Chevy mtr NOTICOFSALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
$55,000 (863)983-5609 boat, needs work, but a steal Ram 350- 91, Diesel, $500 or trade for Chevy mtr ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC- PRSANTTOCHAPTER 445
at $5,000. Call 4WD, 1 ton pick up $1600 & tranny. (561)307-7926 TIONS NODT SO FILED WILL BE FOR- PURSUANT TNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuantto a
Homes of Merit, new 4/2 DW 239-823-2587 (863)357-3567 Afer 5pm EVER BARRED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Homes of Merit, new 4/2 DW 239-823-2587 (863)357-3567 After5pm TRUCK IMS 4) 18", alumi- The date of the first publication of this Final Jdgmen of Forclosure date September 200, entered in Case
only $58,900ncl setup a/c MORGAN.24 cc fishFORD ESCORT 1996 Two num Ford, 6 lug, all hard- Noticeisept. 18th,20. September 8,2008, entered in Case No. 2007-765-CA of the Circui Court
& skirting. Very easy financ- MORGAN24 cc fishing boat, Door, Five Speed, Blue, ware included. $400 or best Attorney for Pesnl Rreentave No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
ing, low monthly payment new Seacocks/fresh bottom, everything works, great on offer (863)634-1545 William Kratochvil, Esquire of the Twentieth Jdicial Circuit in and for Hendry Couny FloridaN, whein -
Call (863) 675-8888 inbrd diesel needs rebuild, gas. $1300. (863)447-5410 BarNo.:343640 H E DEVELOPERS Floda, VIAN- CA P AGOUIAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
$4,500. 239-823-2587 o $ .3 VOLVO 740, 1984 For parts, GEORGE. HARTZ & LUNDEN CA 2 AGUILAR, EATES RICARDOcORde d MARIA
MOBILE HOME SALE FORD EXPLORER 2000 4X4 $750. Call 863-254-7292 13751 metropolis Avenue PERE, RIC ARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA ORTIZ, are Defenants,, I will sell to
MOBILE HOME SALE PONTOON BOAT 20', in wa- /C RUNS GREAT $3000. ORTIZ, are Defendants, ,I will sell to the highest and best bidderfor cashin
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide ter, no trailer, $300 or best (863)673-4851i Tele: 23-337-777 the hiT3heset d bidder for cash in the Hallway in ornt of the Clerk of then
$43,200 Set-up & A/C offer. Call 863-610-0734 F Personal Representative the Hallway in front of the lerk of the Cicuit Court Administration Building,
863-983-8106 Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD, Adriana Vill Circuit Court Administration Building, 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
315 3rdrAvenue 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
863-675-6266 Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer- 3/4 ton, pick up $850 DODGE RAM, 1986 1 ton du- LaBelle, Florida 33935 o' clock A.M. on October ,2008, the following described property as set
200 4BR/2BA inverter, lights, live well, forth in said Final Jdgment, to wien,
$50,900 Set-up & A/C $3700 nerter, (863)610-0521 FORD TOPAZ 1994- White 4 a/c works, 116K orig. miles, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE The East of the NE of the NW of
$50,900 Set-p & C $ door, ac, under 60,000 m $2,500 firm. 863-697-2032 20THJUIIALCCUIT AND The South of the SW A of the NE of the NE of the NW ofSection 13,
Easy Financing FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA the NE A of the SE 'A of Section 14, Township 44 South,Range 32 East,
800-330-8106 TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '- $900/or best offer. FORD F150 '89 4 wheel CASENO. -774-CA Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hen County, FloridaAlso knwnas
863-467-6622 Mer B, 33hp engine, ask- (863)467-7896 d Hendry County, Florida, Also known as Lot 3700 inIONTURA RANCH ESTATES
$863-467-662296drive. $1600 (863)675-4759 BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC., Lot 2956 In MONTURA RANCH ESTATES an unrecorded subdivision.
Ing $1200 or best offer Honda Accord Ex- 93', 5 TOYOTA, 1989- 4WD, great a Florida Corporation an unrecorded subdivision,
NEW 3/2 DW on 1.25 acre lot (863)801-1666 speed,PNC, black, sun roof
in Montura. Never lived in. sped A/C, black, sun roof, shape, $4,500. Call vs. Any person claiming an interest in the Asurplus from the sale. if any, other
Only $72,900 Very easy fi TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65 $2500 neg (863)97-9005 863-675-2378 PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC surplus from the sale, if any other thn the property owner as of te date
nancing, low monthly 28 lb thrust, 5 speed, works or 863)532-0189 a Florida Co oratioh, atal. than the property owner as of the date of the is pendens, must fie a claim
T O Y O TAtTA C O MAul g 94w r De pendants. of the lis pendens, m ust file a claim w ithin asly 60) days after the sa te.
ment Call (863) 675-8888 good, good condition, $80 LINC TOWN CAR SIGNATURE TOYDTA TACOMA 1994 l d within sixty (60) days after the sale.
mae-rit C al (83 (863)673-0980, SER$ i '86 CA 7K exelen 4-wd, a/c, 5-spd, V-6, NOTICEOFSALE WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
New 3br/2bath DW $42,900 (863)673-0980 SERIES '86 78K, excellent $350/fir (863)6343971 PURSRANT APTER45 WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court at LaBelle, Ronda this Septem-
New 3br/2bath D $42,900 condition, many. extras, 0/firm. (863)634-3971 PURSUANTT CHAPTE 45 urt at LaBelle, f ori da this Septem- ber 12, 2008. te-
incl setup, a/c & skirting. l $2800 neg (321)225-0324 TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a ber 12, 008.
Easy financing, low monthly clean good truck, 4wd, a/c Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated BARBARAS.BUTLER
(863) 675-8888 Police Impounds for Sale! 5 September 8, 2008, entered in Case BARBARA S. BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court
pants COACH MAN CADET travel Honda Accord $500 3 5-spd V-6 $350 No.2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court As Clerk Circuit Court Hendry County, Rorida
SCOTBILT 4bed 2ba, 32x80. trailer, 21', $2,995. Call Acura Legend $500!! For (863)634-3971 of th Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and Hendry County, loida By/o/D.Ham nd
for Henry nunly, Florida, wherein P l- By nt DHammond As Deputy Clerk
Must see. $69,900. This is 863-805-2869 listings call (800)366-9813 LAR HO ME DEVELOPERS INC .,VIAN As Deputy Clerk 29177 CN 09/18,25/08
$15K below dealer cost. Dis- Ext 9271. CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI 291781 CN 09/18,25/08
tress sale, easy financing RV CAMPER 03, 20ft, PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA- .
with low down payment towable, like new, AC, appls, Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6, ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell t1
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325 all hookups, walk in shower runs great, looks good, AC, FORD EXPLRER, 199i5 the highest nd best bid er on cash in
$3500 (772)342-7304 CD player, PW, PL $4500 Good working ndion, Circuit Court Administraton Building,
TROPICAL MOBILE firm (863)763-7609 Okee $1,500/best offer. Call 25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00 ATTENTION MONTURA RESIDENTS:
HOME VILLAGE I RED SATURN SCi '98 561-692-2170 or 983-7673 o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING AND
great following described property as set ANNUAL ELECTION FOR CENTRAL COUNTY
3BR/2BA Doublewide running car, 2 dr, 5 spd, old FORD EXPLORER Sport, 1993 forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
$695 m 0. Easy Financing FIFT WHEEL '92 Carriage AC, over 38 mpg, asking Runs good, a/c, 5 spd., V6, Lot 14 Block 75, MONTURARANCH ES- Notice i hereby givenhat the Boad of Supervisors for the Central CountyWater
triple axle, slide out, every- $2400 (863)447-0837 $1,200. Call 863-675-1855 TATES. first Subdivision. according t1 Control District, will hold their onual landowners' meeting and annual election for
the map or pat thereof as recorded in the Board of Supervisors on Saturday October 18, 2008at 8:00 am.- 6p.m. at
TROPICAL MOBILE Home Vil- thing works, nice shape, Saturn SL2 001- 4 dr, cold air, HONDA PASSPORT 1989 Plat Bnk 3, Pages 37, 38 and 39. the Monturo Ranch Estates Clubhouse in Montura, Florida. The purpose of the
large 2BR, 2BA single wide, $4950 (863)697-1493 Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles, Snirf, V-6, 4-wd, a/cAu- Public Records of Hendry County, landowners' meeting is to conduct business of the district, and hold the Annual
$18,000/best offer. Call Hel- New tires/battery, ex. cond. toruns good $1200/or best Florida. Election for the Board of Supervisors. If you need specific directions to the Club-
o aeghouse or additional information you may contact the district office at
en or Debbie 863-902-1133 to yce 301 $3850 neg (863)357-0224 offer. (863)467-8184 Any person claiming an interest in the 863-983-5797 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 .mm All interested persons are
ngsurplus from the sale, if any, other invited to attend and be heard.
oISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900 than the property owner.as of the date
neighbor's ga frage, CLASSIC ANTIQUE Honda or best offer (863)801-6497 th e ea a Central County Wanter Contrt lDIstrict
attic, basement or clos- Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974, within sixty (60) days after the sale. Montura Ranch Estates, Forlda
et In today's classifieods. 3000 miles, like new, $1,250 WILLY'S JEEP WAGON 1963 rWITNESS my hand and the seal of the Residentes de Montura Reunion de duenos detierra
mlslkne 76386 24X4 Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem- Y election Annual Para Condado Central district de Control
(863) 763-8642 4X4, Orig. 6 cyl. Tornado en- ber 12, 2008. de Ague
Looking for a place to HARLEY HERTIGAGE Softtail ( 9)8232 57 please call D wd lOR on I e BARBARAS. BUTLER Noticia se esta dando que la unta de Supervisores del Condado Cenral diaticto de
further than Ohe classl- green/silver, lots of chrome cash (863)634-2303 Hendry County, Florida pars unta do supervisors 1 sabado Ocoer 18, 20 d : a lm.- 6:00 p.
(863)634-23030By:/s/D. Hammond en el club de Montura Ranch Estates, Florida. el proposito de la reunlon es pars
fleds. & extras, must see. $13,500. EMERSON TRAILER open, As Deputy Clerk conducer los negocios del distecto y hacel la election annual de la iunta do su.
Call 863-634-7021 7xl 2, with mesh ramp, $650 291743 CN 09/18,25/08 pervisors. Si nesesita instrucionds pars Ilegar ai club per favor Ilamar ala officina
How do yoU fInd a job In delT9 or best offer (772)597-5900 en dcto. 863-983-5797 de 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. todos Interesados deben
market? I the employ- Ft., New: tires, bearings & 4WD, leather interior, good TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4) your used Items by sell- Central County Water ControlDidct
slfleds /ramp. $295 (863)805-2869 863-302-4442 (863)946-3822 fleds. 292213 CN 9/25;10/2,9,16/08


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held
in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of proposed amendments to the
Constitution of the State of Florida.
No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)
Ballot Title: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to delete provisions authorizing the
Legislature to regulate or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by
aliens ineligible for citizenship.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 2. .Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and'male alike, are equal before the law and have inalien-
able rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded
for industry, and to acq uire, possess and protect pro perty ; -, op! t h t t ". o '.'-FI' .P. :. t:i.ln8 O , diS P o i... .
V n -:i on- o..: f Ill .. by -iG-R W- or@ oI8 -f a o-nohip .y:R t b' h36 Itd8 r 8F J-i e ;ii2 .. No per-
son shalt be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)
Ballot Title: FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT
Ballot Summary: This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as
husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized.
Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and local government revenues and expenditures
cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor,
Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal
union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION *
(Taxation and Budget eform Commission)
Ballot Title: CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT AFFECTING THE ASSESSED VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL
REAL PROPERTY
Ballot Summary: Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit consideration of changes or improve-
ments to residential real property which increase resistance to wind damage and installation of renewable ener-
gy source devices as factors in assessing the property's value for ad valorem taxation purposes. Effective upon
adoption, repeals the existing renewable, energy source device exemption no longer in effect.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions,--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general
law to make payment to the taxing.unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used
predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general
law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subjectto the provisions
of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to
new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An
exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and
improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing.
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of
time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be
determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval
by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.


odE::d. .... by .oo..i l8W. ot to .d 1 Y.O
(Me)- Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of his-
toric properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or
limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general
law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by gen-
eral law.
fe} f- By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax.shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By genera-law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just vajue as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection herein..
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection proeveiei shall be changed annually on January 1st of each
year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the pnor year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection herin..
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided in this subsection herin.8.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection heFrin.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions'of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either
of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
ference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
section her.ei.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by
the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
stead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in

b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natu-
ral or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older Such a reduc-
tion may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the'property as improved.
(1) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection,
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in this sub-
section.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-769-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation -
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Rorida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit In and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The North % of the NW V of the SW 'I
of the SE A, of the NW 'A of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County, Forida. Also known as
Lot 3169 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/0. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property hall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(hl The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified threin, may prohibit the consid-
eration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real oroperv used for residential purposes:


(1) Any change or imorovement m;
damagg,_
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ce device.


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Limitation on the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes.-
(a) The repeal of the renewable energy source property tax exemption in Section 3 of Article VII shall take
effect upon approval by the voters.
(b) The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII authorizing the legislature to prohibit an increase in the
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No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CONSERVED LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND
ASSESSMENT OF LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION
Ballot Summary: Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption for real property encumbered by per-
petual conservation easements or other perpetual conservation protections, defined by general law. Requires
Legislature to provide for classification and assessment of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpet-
ually encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects assessment benefit to conditions, limitations,
and reasonable definitions established by general law. Applies to property taxes beginning in 2010.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general
law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used
predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general
law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law rot less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions
of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to
new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An
exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and
improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of
time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be
determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of'approval
by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax
exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and oper-
ated, to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions
of this subsection and geAeral law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic
properties. This'exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or lim-
its of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by gener-
al law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
(g) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for con-
servationnurnumoe inluldins rourl nr rtv nnumbered hu by neretual conservation easements uor by other n er-


petual conservation protections, as defined by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions speci-
fied therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
clW 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.
{fdl(e All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%).of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) NO assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein. '
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this amendment.'
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either
of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior ho/nestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
ference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by
the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
stead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph Is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for applica-
tion of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
.(s (f The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
1O)* A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results
from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more
natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one
of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a
reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(g){.}- For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined
by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth
in subsections (a) through (e)W shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
bl *g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through .*.e andjgf ,* shall change only as provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such


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No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that the Legislature authorize
counties to levy,a local option sales tax to supplement community college funding; requiring voter approval to
levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, schooldistricts, and municipalities shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law to
levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for their respective purposes,
except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal property and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods not
longer than two years when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not whol-
ly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in excess of the following millages upon the assessed value of real
estate and tangible personal property: for all county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for
all school purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the northwest portion of the state lying west
of the line between ranges two and three east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the remaining por-
tions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other special districts a millage authorized by law approved by vote of the
electors who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing municipal serv-
ices may, to the extent authorized by law, levy additional taxes within the limits'fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served by an open-access public institution whose primary mission and responsibility
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-773-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC. ,
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
OR11Z, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 1, Block 28, MONTURA RANCH ES-
TATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 37, 38
and 39, Public Records of Hendry
County. Florida
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the dale
of the Its pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008,
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court'
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291747 CN 09/18,25/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-768-CA
'G INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-770-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
.a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC.
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 8, 2008,'entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Pt-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA R AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLI
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following -described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit.
The East V/ of the NW of the NE of
the NE '1 of Section 14, Township 44
South, Range 32 East, Hendry County,
Florida. Also known as Lot 3574 in
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES an unre-
corded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By:/s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291745 CN 09/18,25/08


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


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
I CASE NO. 07-765-CA
BG INVESTMENT SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC,
a Florida Corporation, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE. IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
- September 8, 2008, entered in Case
No. 2007-765-CA of the Circuit Court
of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein PI-
LAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC., VIAN-
CA P AGUILAR, BEATRIZ DJEBELLi
PEREZ, RICARDO ORTIZ, and MARIA
ORTIZ, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Hallway in front of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court Administration Building,
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on October 8, 2008, the
following described property.as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
The North 1/ of the NW A4 of the SW V
of the SE of the NW % of Section 15,
Township 44 South, Range 32 East,
Hendry County. Florida. Also known as
Lot 3169 in MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
an unrecorded subdivision.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court at LaBelle, Florida this Septem-
ber 12, 2008.'

BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida
By: /s/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
291784 CN 09/18.25/08


NOTICE FOR BIDS
The Hendry Co. Fair & Livestock
Shows, Inc. will be accepting bids un-
til 10/3/08 for the demolition and de-
brit removal-of the building located @
710 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston.
The H.C. Fair reserves the right to re-
ect any or all bids, with or without
cause, or to accept a bi in ts best
judgment.
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property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 28. Property tax exemption and classification and assessment of land used for conservation
purposes. The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII requiring the creation of an ad valorem tax exemption for
real property dedicated in oerpe ity for conservation puroses, and the amendment to Section 4 of Article VII
requiring land used for conservation purposes to be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis
of character or use for purposes of ad valorem taxation, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall
be implemented bho January 1. 2010. This section shall take effect upon approval of the electors.
No. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: ASSESSMENT OF WORKING WATERFRONT PROPERTY BASED UPON CURRENT USE
Ballot Summary: Provides for assessment based upon use of land used predominantly for commercial fishing
purposes; land used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable and accessible to the public; marinas and
drystacks that are open to the public; and water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing
facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only adsprovided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either
of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
ference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year inr which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by
the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
stead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natu-
ral or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's.spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduc-
tion may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment,
date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in this sub-
section.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(h(1l) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use
of the property:
a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes.
b. Land that isnaccessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel con-
struction and repair facilities and their suoport activities.
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and rea-
sonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law.


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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


acting NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
through the United States Department
of Agrculture, Rural Development, Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold public
f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, hearing on the following petition on October 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County There will be a LaBelle Airport Adviso-
Plaintiff Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will deter- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol- y Board Meeting held on Wednesday,
vs. mine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the lowing certificate, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon lowing cerificae, has filed said certificate for a ax deed to be issued thereon. The October 8,2008 at 3 p.m. The meet-
Defendants. mne app lcation iswitThe certify icate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in certificate number, year of issuance, description o property and the name in which ingwillbe heldataBeleCllyHall, in
application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code. which it was assessed are as follows: it was assessed are as follows: the Commissioners Board Rosm, to-
cated at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue
that pursuant The recommendation of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County CERT. NAMEIN CERT NAME IN in LaBelle.
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore- Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on November NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED NO, YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
closure entered on September 9, 12 2008 at 5:00 pm at the City of Clewiston Commission Chambers 115 W Ventura Ave 795 2006 1-29-43-32-AOO-0010-0000 Pahokee Environmental Center, Inc 897 2006 1-14-44-32-A00-0039-0000 American General Home Equity I. All interested parties are encouraged
2008, by the above entitled Court in to attend. For Further information,
the above styled cause, the under- Clewiston, Florida. The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the The South one-half of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the please contact the Hendry County En-
signed Clerk of Court or any of his duly Northeast one-quarter of Section 29. Township 43 South. Range 32 East, Hendry southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 gineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
authorized deputies, will sell the prop- Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the County, Florida. South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Rorida. Subject to an easement for an ac- (863) 983-1588.
erty situated in Glades County, Florida, Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may cess road of the East 30 feet thereof. Also known as Lot 3499 in Montura Ranch
described as:Lessand except Gas, il and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Estates, an unrecorded subdivision If a pesondecides to appeal any de-
described as be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. cision made b, the Hendry County
The West 37 50 feet of Lot 4, all of Lot Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Commission with respect to any mat-
5, and the East 31.25 feet of Lot 6 All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Subjectto existing easements and right of ways of record. ter considered at this meeting, he/she
Block 37, MOORE HAVEN, as recorded appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or ill need a record of the proceedings,
in Plat Book 3, Page 35. of the Pubic hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described All of said property being in the County of Henry, State of Florida. and that, for such purpose, he/she
Records of Glades County, Florida. need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the te- such certificate ill be srhi ld to the hiest bidder t the n the in mayless such certificate shaeberedeemedaccd to ensure tha ed a verbatim
the month ofOctber, which is the 23rd day of October, 2008. Unless sech certificate shelf be redeemed according to law, the property described record of the proceedings is made.
at public outcry to the highest and best timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this day of in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the in which record includes the testimony
bidder for cash on October 9, 2008, at Barbara S. Butler the month of, which is the day of Dated thip day of. and evidence Upon which the appeal
11:00 A.M. at the front of the Glades Petition Number: RZO8-0005 Clerk of Circuit Court is tobe based.
County Courthouse, 500 Avehue J, Hendry County, Florida Barbara S: Butler
ad vaoremtaxes and assessments for Applicant: People Who Care, Inc., represented by Rock Enterprises, Inc. 29179 GS 9/18,25;1/2,9/08 enry County, Florida d miners
the real property descnbed above. 291733 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/08 Hendry County
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF I292413 CB/CN 9/25/08
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY CHANGE FROM THE CONVENIENCE COMMERCIAL (C-1) ZONING DIS-
PENDENAS FILEACL TH TRCTTO THEPLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT(PUD)ZONINGDISTRICT TO Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
IN SlXYE (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ALLOW A FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM INCLUDING applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI- EDUCATION, COUNSELING, TEMPORARY LIVING FACILITIES, AND RELAT-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER- ED ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES IN AN EXISTING BUILDING ON 0.14 +/- Jackman Cattle Inc, 8765 CR 835, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Application
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S 061106-15 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 2678 acres of agricultural lands with
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PAR- ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE livestock. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING L-1 Canal and the project is located in Sections 11,13-15,22-26,34, Township 44
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE OF .South, Range 34 East.
THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, FT. "Location: 1100 Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston
MYERS, TELEPHONE Interested persons may comment dpon the application or submit a written request
1-800-955-8771, WITHIN TWO (2) Property size: 0.14 acres +/ for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT plication by writing to the South Forida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
OF THIS NOTICE. IF HEARING IM- mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
PAIRED, T00) 1-800-955-8771, OR Request: The applicant is requesting a PUD rezone to allow a faith-based community but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770. VIA outreach prograrq providing temporary living facilities, educational activities, from the date of publication. *
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, and counseling in an existing building. The living facilities will be temporary
D tand under supervision. No further public notice will beprovided regarding this application. A copy of the
DATED on Sept 10, 2008. staff report must-be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
JOE FLINT garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
Clerk of Circuit Court Legal description of subject property: reviewing the staff report,a
500 Ave. J DESCRIPTION: Lots 24 and 25, Block 0, of "Harlem Addition", as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 292540 CN/GCD 9/25/08
PO Box 10 79, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.
SMoore Haven, FL 33471 I
BY: s// Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk_
291416 GCD 9/25;10/2/08 .etC,
Glades County
LadekechbeeNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
PlaintiffLke Okeechobee holder of the following certificate, buhas filed said certificate for a tax
s iHe dry ount deed to be issued thrdeon. The certificate number, year of issuance, description
5SuDerendant(s) cend Count --- ,of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
D INenda,., -CERT NAME IN
TO: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: :-t'--e NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
539 Bond Street L. 302 2006 1-32-42-29-030-0000-0170 ThelmafReynoso/JosephA. Cofer
Clewiston, FL 33440 '- = -. '
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN The South 112.5 feet of-the East one-half of Lot l, the South 112.5 feet of Lot 18;
the North 12.5 feet of Lot 31 and the North 12.5 feet of the East one-half of Lot 32
C of Clewiston OAK PARK SUBDIVISION, according o the lat thereof recorded in Plat Boo k 6,
SLAST KNOWN ADDRESS:.NKNOWN i ePage 142, Public Records of Hendry County, orida, being commonly referred to as
Being recorded in Plat Book 2. Page 83, Publc Records of DesotoCounty, Florida.
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN -
T A Un K ILess and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner.
LUARs KNOWTNArn ES UNKNOWateln -e ... .. e d s0..>e-o'ts-g 3 b hi e "iog r is o
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record.
ftorecliose a mortgageonthe following I -''-" __ '- *--i I
propertyin HENDRY County, orida: lof said property being in the County of Hendry, State of lorida.
i c s -Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described
has been filed against you and u -j ein such certificate will be Dsatedtothd e highest bidder at the on the inFL00Gd S A CER
required to serve a copy of your wrmt-4e month of which is the DatedIbis day ofG od Pasti8
ten defenses within 30 days after the ;
first publication, if any, on Florida De- &. Barbara S. Butler
ault Law Grou, PL., Plaintiff's attor- SIETE i-.l Clerk of Circuit Court e kd
ney, whose ad ress is 9119 Corporate Hendry County 1 OCCup .
33634, and file the original with this r hours. 10fo
Court either before service on Plain- -rl
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; .5 '3 11
otherwise a default will be entered 2)..53311.
against you for the relief demanded ,in
lee Complaint or peto Court lowing certicate, has filed said certificate for a taxn.
This noti By:/ce shall be published once each be issued thereon. The certificate number year of issuance description
week for two consecutive'weeks in the
Clewiston News. Orvell Howard, Chair Janet B. Taylor, Chair






Court on this Oh day o1586 206 -07-44-33-030-0023-013000 Billy Sammns, Shirey A. Miles.
The Area Houing Cmmission ofCle- Sherrynty Commissiglesiasoners
ion, LRBele andMHiendryConoty mill PlaintHff The Woodland Sabdlvis o, Block 23, Lot 13, accosting Io the platthereat corded
Thursday Seember 25.2008 at 5 Defendant(s) in Plat BoTI ok 4, Page 1 ru 2, Public Recrd of Hendry County, Florifoda
Cl a T erker S of the Com NTC I urt lowRE ng cTert ificateas, fOi led said certificate fownoreadtaxblowner. n
By:/S/ D. Hamm TO: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: end edeed ue th The i n beyear desp to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of issuance, descripon




The purpose 91532CN 18,25/ the me sDepu is to conduct 24 Strawberry Lkes Circle property and the name which it was assessed e s follows: All f said property being in th e County of Hendry Stae of Follorida.
other matr that m be brought be- CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CERT NAMEIN Unes such cerficae sh be redeemed according to aw, the prop rty described
faore the Housing Commission Any O AR DE SCRIPTION WH H ASW iUnls such cert IIcaOe l be sode AS to t De b erat s e
eron person wishi toma-p2 TO:LA NN AD 612 2005 114431A00-0023-0100130 Bill0900 PALM FARMS, L t m hicsSammons, ShirdeyaDted tis
The Area Houision made g such meeting 5824 Strawberry Lakes Circle erry L..gle day ofa



must ensure that a verbating on vs. The Woodland Subdivision, Brecod is Lake Worth, FL 33463 Begin at Northwest co23, Lot 13, aoer of Section 14; thence 00 3942 E, 91.21 feet the to the dayplat thereof recordedra SBu
made upon which the appeal is to be Point-of-Beginning thence continue 330.00 feet; thence S 89 58'40 E, 437.12 feet; Clerk 1f Circuit Court
Thursed, tem thence 000120E,330.00inPlatBfeet,thenceNook 4, P895840"W.age1441.06fee to 2,PblicRecthePoords ofint- HedHendryloridaCountyRorda
tTh e eeg W i ude any busi W-eing, in SectIon 14, Township 43 South, Range 31 East Hendry County, 291742CGS 9/tB2y o/ 2*,/0lotd
22719 B/CN 9/25/0 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ept Gas, Oil andLess and except Gas, Oil anMineral s not owned by d Mineral rights not owned by prior owneioowne
-YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Hendry hoeder heSo object t o existing easements and right lofways of record.
the general business and consider any Lake Worth, gagn e wing All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Floida.
othREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN Unless such certifcate shall e redeemed icate shall be redeemed according o law the property descrding to law, the property described
COMPANY O R D in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the on the, in
Pla decision made at such eetiin has been filed against you andyou are the month in which is the d the month of, which is the day ofy of Dated this Dated this day of.
VS. CASE NO.08 607 CA required t serve a copy of33463egin at Northwest coer of Secion 14; thence S 00 39'42" E, 916.21 feet to tyour wri- Barbara S. Butler
PATRICIA REA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE ten defenses within 30 days after the Barbara S. Butler
OF PATRICIA RA; ANTONIO REA first publication, if any, on lord De- Clerkof Circuit Court thence 89 5840 E 37.12 feet
SANTIAGO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE fault La Grop, PL, Plaintiffs20 E, 330.00 feet, thence N 89attor- Hendry 441.06 fet to the Point- County, Florida
OF ANTONIO REA SANTIAGO; MORT- ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate 291740 CGS 9/18,25/10/2,9/08 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT holder of the fol-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA9/TIO25/N La08 CURREN, Suite 00, Tama, Less and exceporida t Gas, lowing certii ancate, has filed aid certificate frowned by taprior owne deed to be issued thereon. Th
SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS 33634, and file the original with this certificate number, year of issuance, description of sid property bengn the County of Hendryof property and th name in which .
FREMONTOINVESTMENT & LOAN Vnless suchacertificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described ta a





COMPAN, in such cerificateil be sold to the highest bidder at the on the, in wasassessedareas w t's got to go, there's only one
PlDefendant(s)iff has been iled against t you he relief demanded n NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED
De ) .the Compisint or petition. 210 2006 1-18-44-28-A00-0159-0000 Nelor Corporation, LLC p la ce to go.
This novice shall be published once eachyour writ-
Noice is hereby given that prsant o a week fr tw consecutive weeks i the The East one-half of the Southeast one Barbara S. uf-quarter ofthe Southwest one-qurter of the
OFnal Summary Judment of Frecio- Clestpubon, if ews. Northwest one-qurte of the Southwest oe-qarte of Section 18, Townshn F a De-ClerkofCircuiip 44Court
sure entered in the above-styled WNESS m hand and the seat of this The public is invited to attend a join governmental meeting between Hendry Soulh, Range 28 East Hendry County; Florida.
cause, in the Circuit Court of Hendry Court on this 9th day of Sept 2008. County and the Cities of Clewiston and Lab lie on the South Florida Inland Port Pro- L ao ce Ga, Oil a M r n e by p e
sadnate in Hendry County. Florida, de- 120 South 8.. Owen Aye, Clewiston, Florida. The presentation begins S ts smes and right wmayo of record.
SANTIAGO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE bed Pn tbe aiffs atr- H endCount Florida being the County of Hendry St oforida.

LOT 1, BLOCK 2149, PORT LABELLE 21568 CN 9/1,25/0 19 Corporate 291740 CGSnless such certificate shall be redeemed according VEN THAT law, the property described fol-
UNIT 4, A SUBIEC VISTR ION ACCORDING All persons wishing to e heard on this issue e, Suite 300, Ta dear at said meeting. If a in such certificate, has fill be sold to the highest bidder at the ., on the inThe
TO THE S LAT THEREOF AS RECORD- i person decide to appeal any decision made by th hewith respect to any maer ithe month of, which is the day of Dated this day aof. ch
ED NOMINEE PLT BOOK 3, PG E 86, PUBST ourt either before service on Pla considered at such meein or heawas assesng, heed o are ase wil need a record of the proceed-
ENT & LORDS OF H ENDRY COUNT 'sattoeyorgsimmediate and, for uch purpose, he or she may need tothereater; ensure that a verbatim record of aara S neler
A N otherwise a default will be enteredIMS TOWING the eed is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon en Cud. FNAME IN da
Defendant(s)w against you for the relief demanded in ch the apeal ist t bud CC SSeroo '





4025 E Sunflower Cir & RECOVERY gmplaint or petiice of Foreo- 291735 CGS 9/18,25;10/2,9/8
Labelle, FR 33935 sure of Liesn nd intent to sell these ve- For more information, plea-e call the Hendry Conty Planning and Zoning Depart-
at public sae, to the highest and best S. Ia week for two consecutive weeks in the he East one-ha of the Southeast one-quaeter of the Southwest one-quarter of the
bidden, for cash, Clerk of the Circuit stonorthwes3395, one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarterursuantto subsectionof Section 18 713.7 BOARD OFwnship 44COUNY COMMISSIONERS
SCourt in the Hendry County Court- of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING 2008. HENRY COUNT FLORIDA
house (being the second floor hallway & RECOVERY reserves the right to ac- Janet Taylor Chair n
of the Hendry County Courts Building) cept or reect any and/or all bids. 292747 CB/Ct. The meetiN 9/25/0will be held .
La Belle, WC 3935 at 11:00 AM, onwiston Florida. The presentation begins at
ctbe 20d as: Clerk of the Cour There will be a tour of the Aglades Airport and Hlliard properties following th All of said property beingin the County of Hendry, State of rowing ce






Any person cl21iming an interestL in the 292595 CN 9/825/08 __ek Adtru y ict b filed said certificate for alan deed tobe issued therone. The certificate
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD- person decides to appeal any decision made by the hair wih respect to any mber, yearmonth of Issuance, descriptiohe of property and the name n which was as-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86, PUB- considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she Wda teill need a record of the proceed-lws





LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNlaim Notice is here e he y give Board hof County Commissioners will Barbara SBuer

onithes It lay aoSept.,Z aA. consider the recommetdaon of the Local Planning Agency and to discuss an or- 442 206 1 -25-43-29-AOO-0003-0100 Tony L. Tolar & Debra A Tolar
FLORIDA the pleedegs is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon Clerk of Circuit Court





NOTIC OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING whichthThe appeal is to be basHendry County Land Development Code. The Et e-half th Northeast e-quater of the rt st one-quarter the
4025 EA cSpy of the prwe idOrdinanceYis availablefor p c "esoweeksy between North wes t onSe-quarter of Sectisn 25,Town9hip 43 South, Range 20 EastHendry
By:le/35 /roHAMM the hours of 0:r0 am. and 5:00 crm. at the ediRce of the Clerk, 2nd Foar. Hendry t uty. Rnda.
hicIs on 1R/102008 1000 a at4 eCounty Courthouse, 25 East Hickpwo cheek Avenue, LaBelle, Flodda.
iS r I RE P eD B e i, c 3es and except Gao, Oil nd Mineral w BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSn by pyor owner.
a ot oin ie Cd Coue y C a All persons wishing e heard on thiR issue may appear at sid meeting. t a pe- Subject to eitig easements and right of ways record.
4 King Pm e D o son decided to appeal any decision made by the Bosrd with aspect to any woer J T
mOc er,9200 T R 5 cosidered at oh me O r hearing, he or s he will need a record epro All aid properCly being in the County of Hendry, State o onida.
wny ersn cl eafimn an n ertin te f9 9x asceedings and, orN such purpsee, he An she may need to ensure that a verbatim O, H u.. F
Sirstle se, y f shany de s o i o be based. anu uch certificate wil be sold to the highest bidder at the En n the Foartws/
hh t w dre as ao l Thursday in le month of Octoer, which is tho 23rd day a October, 2008.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD S OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Dated this day a
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT older of the o- ORDINANCES, MORE SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-50-7, MAINTENANCE OF COP- s
lowing certificate, has filed.aid certificate for tal adeedbto he usued themean ES;S lC I 1-51-42, ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES; SECTION 1-51-5.1, NAME TL F REssieds
The cerilcate number, year of issoance, description of property and the ame in INITIATION OP APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE; SECTION 1-So-5.s, REVIEW OF 6 9/18,25,10/2,9/08

NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED OF ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES; SECTION 1-53-2, ZONING DISTRICTS; SEC-
902 ayoet 200. ot PR CE R s; o SECTN 1 5 E.3 P Nocepishereeyeglo hattheaHeodrCountyBoardo.CountyCommissionerse 8 O O2 -- t


Conty, Florida.OBJECT to ht-f-as t Sta o No ii o REScIDENTIAL HOMES; SECTION 1-53-6.6 MOBILE HOMES: SECTION t1-536.7 c tyCommii onof the Cityof LaBelle and the City Commisolan of the City of


ted iss a1000 am. on Octer 2 20C0 at the JohnBoy Audiam
easement for an access road of the North 80 eet thereof Also known as Lot 3124 BLE HOME PARKS SECTON 1-53-6.12, AUTO SLVAGE/JUNKYARDS AND 200 issues at 10: W Owen Ceon r 2, 2008 a t the
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision. ABANDONED PROPERTY; SECTION 1-54-4, PROHIBITION AGAINST CONVEY-
ANCES AND DIVISIONS OF LAND AND ISSUANCE OF PERMITS IN VIOLATION OF decides to appeal any decision made the Hndr County Co s-
Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned b priorowner. CHAPTER; ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW SECTION 1-54-5 LARGE LOT SUBDIV- a person decades o appeal any decision made by the Hendr County Commis
Subject to existing elements and right ay recr SIONS; SECTION 1-58-17, PURPOSE AND INTENT OF GATEWAY OVERLAY COR- son with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, e/she will need a
RIOR; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILDY PROVIDING FOR CODIFCATION record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure I A IlI
All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC y andva dence uponr w o ithe pime whsecord bcludes the te
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described Janet B. Taylorard of County Commissioners
in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the, at. on the in'Jane Ty aCouBoaBar Janet B. TyaCo mmaso
the month of, which is the day of. Hendry County oard of Hend un orida
tedthis 20th day of2omm7soone J3 CBTCN 9r25/08
D Barbara S. Butter 292484 CB/CN 9/25/08 of 292273 CB/CN 9/25/08 Janet B
Hendry County, Florida
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PROPUESTA DE MODIFICATION A LA CONSTITUCION
PARA SER VOTADA EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2008
NOTIFICIACION DE ELECTION
El que suscribe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario de Estado del Estado de Florida, por media del present notifica que se
realizard una elecci6n en cada condado de Florida, 4 de Noviembre de 2008, para la ratficaci6n a rechazo de una
propuesta modificacl6n de la Constituci6n del estado de Forida.
NO 1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL
CAPiTULO I, ARTICULO 2
(Legislativo)
Titulo de la papeleta:
DECLARAC10N DE DERECHOS
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone una enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para derogar las disposiciones que autorizan al la Legislatura a
regular o prohibit la propiedad, herencia, disposici6n y posesion de bienes inmuebles a extranjeros que no pueden
adquirir la ciudadanla.
Texto Completo:
S CAPITULO I
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS
ARTiCULO 2. Derechos basicos.-- Todas las personas fisicas, tanto hombres como muleres, son Iguales ante
la ley y fienen derechos inalienables, entire los cuales estAn el derecho a disfrutar y defender la vida y la libertad, a
buscar la felicidad, a ser recompensado en so industrial y de adquirir, poseer y proteger propiedades, 99-! a exoopai n
quo awdmnt: lo,; 66 pOIrA rgular o prohibir Ia prWpzOst, hl-rontia, 0iGpzziintr )' P86c:n 61:iaRB: i i-ic:EI::" 8
0-tro RNor q. n. a p dar...... adg-ir" Ia a audiM a. Ninguna persona sera privada de cualquier derecho por causa de
raza, religion, nacionalidad o incapacidad fisica.
No 2
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO I, NUEVO ARTiCULO
(Iniciativa)
Titulo de la papeleta:
ENMIENDA A LA PROTECTION DEL MATRIMONIO DE LA FLORIDA
Resumen de la papeleta:
Esta enmienda protege al matrmonio como la uni6n legal unica entire un hombre y una mujer como mardo y mujer
y dispone que ninguna otra uni6n legal que se trate como a un matrimonio a como a su equivalent sustancial sera'
vAlida o reconocida.
Declaraci6n de impact financiero:
No se puede determinar con exacfitud el impact financier director que esta modificaci6n tendrd en los ingresos y
gastos de los gobiemos estatal y local, aunque se anticipa que 6ste sea menor.
Texto complete:
ARTiCULO I, NUEVO ARTICULO
DECLARACION DE DERECHOS
En tanto el matrimonio es la uni6n legal dnica entire un hombre y una mujer como marido y mujer, no serA valida o
reconocida ninguna otra uni6n legal que se trate como a un matrimonio o como a su equivalent sustancial.
No 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPJTULO VII, ARTiCULOS,3 Y 4
CAPiTULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
REFORMS Y MEJORAS QUE NO AFECTAN EL VALOR DETERMINADO DE LA PROPIEDAD RESIDENCIAL
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se autoriza a la Legislatura, conform la ley general, a prohibir la consideraci6n de reforms a mejoras a la propiedad
resldencial que incrementen la resistencia al dano causado por viento y la instalacidn de equipos fuente de energia
renovable como factors a tender en cuenta para la determinaci6n del valor de la propledad a los fines de la
determinaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem. Con efecto al ser adoptada, la excepcidn existence par equipos fuente de
energia renovable quedard sin efecto.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) Toda propiedad bajo el dominion de una municipalidad y utilizada exclusivamente por esta con fines
municipales a p6blicos estard exenta del pago de impuestos. A la municipalidad que posea una propiedad fuera del
Ambito de la municipalidad, se le podra requedri, conform la ley general, qu pague impuestos a la unidad de
recaudaci6n del lugar done se encuentre la mencionada propiedad. Las porclones de propiedades que se utilicen
principalmente con fines educativos, literarios, cienfificos, religiosos a caritativos podrAn estar exentas del pago de
impuestos conform la ley general.
(b) EstarAn exentos de! pago de impuestos, con efecto acumulativo, para cada jefe de familiar resident de
este estado, los bienes del hogar y efectos personages hasta el valor
determinado por la ley general, no inferior a mil ddlares, para cada viudo o viuda a persona no vidente oa discapacitada
total y permanent, los bienes hasta el valor determinado per la ley general, no inferior a 500 d61ares.
(c) Cuafquler condado oa municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y
conform las disposiciones establecidas par este inciso y la ley
general, otorgar exenciones del impuesto Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el desarrollo econ6mico a nuevas
empress y expansions del negocio de empress existentes, conform lo dispone la ley general. Tal exenci6n podra
otorgarge unicamente par ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de los electores.
del condado o la municipalidad quienes mediante un referendum autoricen al condado ao la municipalidad a adoptar
tal ordenanza. La exenci6n que asi se otorgue sera aplicable a las mejoras a la propiedad realizadas por y para el uso
de una nueva empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relaci6n con la expansion del negocio de una empresa existence
sert asimismo aplicable a los bienes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y (as bienes personales tangibles
relacionados con la expansion del negocio de una empresa existente. El monto a los limits al monto de tal exenci6n
los determinard la ley general. El period doe tempo durante el cudl regira tal exenci6n otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa existence Io determinard fa ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exenci6n
quedara sin efecto transcurrdos diez anos desde la fecha de la aprobacidn de los electores del condadoa o la
municipalidad, y podrd renovarse par referendum conforme to establece la ley general.
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(10%) de la evaluacion del ano anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacion excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature prever la evaluacidn de la mencionada propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de
evaluacidn posterior a una mejora de calidad, conforme Io define la ley, realizada en la propiedad. A partir de entonces
la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conform las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podrA establecer la condicidn degque la mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminlstraci6n, segun lo define la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de la institucidn legal propietaria de la propiedad. A partir de entonces la
mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conform lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad seran evaluadas conform la ley general.
Sin embargo, luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reduccldn o mejora, la propiedad sera
evaluada conform so establecido en este inciso.
(h) La lenislatura. conform la lev general v suieto a las condiciones alli establecidas odrd orohibir la


consideration de Il enumerado a continuacian en relacidn con la determinaciOn del valor de la d ropiedad utilizada
para fines residenciales:
(1) Cualauier reform o meiora realizada con el nroposito de meiorar la resistencia al dano causado oor
vlento.
(21 La instalacidn de un eouino fuente de eneroia renovable.
CAPITULO XII
SCRONOGRAMA
Limitacidn al valor determinado de la drooiedad utilizada con fines residenciales.-


E) a( l reenazo us la exacion as man an Irnoutatus a in usuumunu en raz60 un in imme us unusula mouvaule


a tsivern on el Art s electores


(bM La modificaoidn al Articulo 4 del Canitulo VII uue autoriza a la lelslatura a rohibir el increments del valor
determinado de la orooiedad utlizada Dara fines residenciales en raz6n de la meiora de la resistencia al daao causado
por viento o en razon de la instalacion de un eouiDO fuente de eneraia removable entrara en vioencia el 1 de enero de
No 4
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITULO VII, ARTICULOS 3 Y 4
CAPITULO XII, ARTICULO 28
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
EXENCION AL PAGO DE IMPUESTOS SOBRE PROPIEDAD DE CONSERVATION PERMANENT; CLASIFICACION Y
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD UTILIZADA CON FINES DE CONSERVACION
Resumen.de la papeleta:
Se solicit a la Legislatura que prevea una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad calificada como espacio
de conservacian permanent y demds areas protegidas de conservaci6n permanent, conform lo dispuesto por la
ley. Se solicita a la legislature que prevea la clasificaci6n y evaluaci6n de la propiedad utilizada con prop6sitos de
conservaci6n y no calificada como tal en forma permanent Onicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza y su uso. El
beneficio de evaluaci6n queda sujeto a condiciones, limitaciones y definiciones razonables dispuestas por la lay
general. Sernd aplicable a los impuestos sobre la propiedad al comenzar el ano 2010.
Texto complete: APITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.-
(a) La propiedad bajo el dominion de una munlcipalidad y utilizada exclusivamente por tal municipalidad para
fines municipals o publicos estard exenta del pago de impuestos. Se podrd requerir a la municipalldad que posea
una propiedad fuera del Ambito de la municipalidad, conform la ley general, que pague impuestos a la unldad de
recaudaci6n en la que se encuentra la propiedad. Las porciones de propiedades que so utilicen principalmente con
fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o caritativos podrAn star exentas del pago de impuestos conform
la ley general.
(b) Estaran exentos del pago de impuestos, con efecto acumulativo, para cada jefe de famillia resident de
este estado, los bienes del hogar y efectos personales hasta el valor determinado por la ley general, no inferior a mil
d6lares, y para cada viudo o viuda o persona no vidente o discapacitada total y permanent, los bienes hasta el valor
determinado por la ley general, no inferior a quinientos d6lares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudaci6n de impuestos y
conform las disposiciones establecidas por este inciso y la ley
general, otorgar eXenciones del impuesta Ad Valorem en pos de la comunidad y el desarrollo econdmico a nuevas
empress y expansions del negocio de empress existentes, conform Io dispone la ley general. Tal e'xenci6n podra
otorgarse nicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad, y solo con posterioridad al voto de los electores
del condadoo a la municipalidad quienes mediante un referendum autorican al condado o la municipalidad a adoptar
tal ordenanza. La exencl6n que asi se otorgue sert applicable alas mejoras a la propiedad realizadas por y para el uso
de una nueva empresa y mejoras a la propiedad en relaci6n con la expansion del negocio de una empresa existence
sera aslmismo applicable a los blenes personales tangibles de tal nueva empresa y los bienes personals tangibles
relacionados con la expanidn del naegocio de una empresa existente. El monto o los limits al monto dp tal exencidn
los determinard la ley general. El period de tiempo durante el cual regirA tal exencidn otorgada a una nueva empresa
o expansion del negocio de una empresa existence io determinara la ley general. La facultad para otorgar tal exencid6n
quedara sin efecto transcurridos diez aflos desde la fecha de la aprobaci6n de los electors del condado o la
municipalidad, y podra renovarse por referendum conform lo establece la ley general.
(d) Conforme la ley general y bajo las condiciones alli establecidas', se podrb otorgar una exenci6p al pago
de impuestos Ad Valorem al equipo fuente de energia renovable y a la propiedad en la que tal equipo se instale y
opere, hasta el valor determinado por la ley general no superior al cost original del equipo, y por el period de tiempo
determinado por la ley general no superior a diez alas.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad podrd, para los fines de su respective recaudaci6n impositiva y sujeto
a las disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones al pago de impuestos Ad Valorem para la preservacidn hist6rica a los duefos de propiedades hist6ricas.
Esta exenci6n podrd otorgarse unicamente por ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad. El monto y los limits al
monto de esta exenci6n y los requerimientos para determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determinara la ley
general. El period de tiempo durante el cual estarA vigente esta exenci6n para el propietario lo determinard la ley
general.
(f) Conforme la ley general y con sujeci6n a las disposiciones alli establecidas, veinticinco mil d61ares del
valor determinado de la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesto a los bienes personales tangibles estard exenta del pago
de impuestos Ad Valorem.
(o) Se otoroarn exenciones al paso de imnuestos Ad Valorem sobre urooiedades dedicadas de manera
permanent a la conservacidn incluida la propiedad calificada como esuacio de conservaci6n permanent v demas
treas roteoidas de conservacidn permanent. conforme lo dispuesto por la fev general.


dotorm.a r ;a:Oa ,: na A..-. i:: al-.::, ARTICULO 4.
J{de, Cualquier condado o municipalidad podra, para los fines de su respective recaudaci6n impositiva y Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme la ley general se estableceran disposiciones para asegurar una just valuaci6n
sujeto a las disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exenciones al pago de impuestos Ad Valorem para de todos los bienes alcanzados por los impuestos Ad Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuacidn:
la-preservacin hist6rica a los duefos de propiedades .hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n podrd otorgarse inicamente por (a) La propiedad destinada a la explotacidn agricola, la propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los
ordenanza del condado o la municipalidad. El monto y los Ilmites at monto de esta exenci6n y los requerimientos para acyiferos de La Florida o la propiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines recreafivos no comerciales sera
determinar las propiedades alcanzadas los determinard la ley general. El period de tempo durante el cuAl star clasificada por la ley general y evaluada nicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
vigente esta exenci6n para el propietario to determinarn la ley general. (b Conforme to disouesto por la Iev general v suieto a las condiciones. limitaciones v deftiniciones razonables
(.)4 Conforme la ley general y con sujeci6n a las disposiciones alli establecidas, veinticinco mil d61ares del sue alli se establecen. la sroniedad utilizada con fines de conservaci6n se clasificarA por la lev general v se evaluiar
valor determinado de la propiedad alcanzada por el impuesto a los bienes personales tangibles estara exenta del pago Onicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso.
de impuestos Ad Valorem. tn* Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles conservados para la venta en unidades de
ARTiCULO 4. Impuestos; Evaluaciones.-Conforme a ley general se estableceran disposiciones para intercambio commercial o en cabezas de ganado podrdn valuarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos a un porcentaje
asegurar una just valuacid6n de todos los bienes alcanzados por los especifico de su valor, podran clasificarse para la determinacin de impuestos, o podrAn star exentos del pago de
impuestos Ad Valorem, con las condiciones que se enumeran a continuaci6n: impuestos.
(a) La propiedad destinada a la explotaci6n agricola, la propiedad que genera gran recarga de agua para los )(e) A Jas personas con derecho a la exenti6n del pago de impuestos- a la propiedad constituida en bien
acuiferos de La Forida o la'propiedad utilizada en forma exclusive para fines recreativos no comerciales sera. de familiar conform el Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluara Su bien de familiar al just valor vigente al 1 de
clasificada por la ley general y evaluada tnicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso. enero del ano posterior a la fecha en que esta reform
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles conservados para la venta en unidades de entire en vigencia.
nltercambio commercial o en cabezas de ganado podran valuarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos a un porcentaje La mencionada evaluaci6n se modificard tnicamente conform Io aqui dispuesto.
especifico de su valor, podran clasificarse para la determinaci6n de impuestos, o podrAn star exentos del pago de dii j: .:i, Nu :, ,i,.i : 1i.:)A : .-r.. n .:: .ui.n i. ,I -,,:,',,,,i].:,jF ,h, r, j,.,.,.
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familiar conform el Artfculo 6 de este Capitulo se les evaluara su bien de familiar al just valor vigente al 1 de enero b. El cambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano
del ano posterior a la fecha en que esta reform entire en vigencia. de EE.UU., todo los items 1967=100, o informed subsiguientes para el abo calendario anterior segin so informado
La mencionada evaluaci6n se modificarad nicamente conform to dispuesto en este inciso aeqi. por el Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organism de Estadisticas Laborales.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este ilncsediso peiei .soe modificartn anualmente el 1 de enero de (2) Ninguna evaluacitn excedera el just valor.
cada alo sin que tales modificaciones excedan el monto menor de los enumerados a continuaci6n: (3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dominid, conform Io establecido por la ley general, la propiedad
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la evaluacion del afio anterior constituida en bien de familiar serA evaluada al just valor vigente al 1 de enero del ado posterior, salvo que.se
b. El cambio porcentual on et indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano apliquen las disposiciones del pArrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera
de EE.UU., todo los items 1967=1-00, o informed subsiguientes para el aflo calendario anterior segin Io informado evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
por el Ministerio de.Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organism de Estadisticas Laborales. (4) La nueva propiedad constituida en blie de familiar se evaluara segin el just valor vigente al 1 de enero
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor, del ato posterior a la constituci6n del bien de familiar, salvo qua se apliquen las disposiclones del parrafo (8). La
(3) Con posterioridad a cualquier cambio de dorninio, conform Io establecido por la ley general, la propiedad mencionada evaluation podra modificarse conform Io aqul establecido
constituida en bien de familiar serd evaluada al just valor vigente al 1 de enero del aio posterior, salvo que se (5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se
apliquen las disposiciones del pArrafo (8). A partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar serd evaluaran conform la ley general con la condici6n de qua con posterioridad ala revision de la evaluaci6n de cualquier
evaluada conform asdisposiciones establecidas en.. este incis i. reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, sla propiedad se evaluar conform lo aqui establecido.
(4) La nieva propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluara segin el justoa valor vigente al 1 de enero (6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la propiedad se evaluara conform Io dispuesto
del alo posterior a la constituci6n-del bien de familiar, salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del p.rrafo (8). La por ley general,
mencionada evaluacidn podra modificarse conform Io estaltectido en este inciso aqi. (7) Las disposiciones de esta reform pIodran ser consideradas en forma separada. En caso de que
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad constitulda en bien de familiar se cualquiera de las disposiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal competent, la decision
evaluardn conform la ley general con la condici6n de que con posterioridad a la revision de la evaluaci6n de cualquier de tal tribunal no afectard ni limitard las restantes disposiciones de esta reforma"
reform, agregado, reduccitn o mejora, la propiedad se evaluara conform Io establecido en este inciso a. (8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1 de enero de 2009 o al 1 de enero de los anos
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien de familiar, la propiedad se evaluar conform lo dispuesto subsiguientes que haya recibldo una'exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida como bien de
por ly general. familiar conform el articulo 6 al 1* de enero de cualquier de los dos afios inmediatos anteriores a la constituci6n del
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podran ser consideradas en forma separada. En casn de que nuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una evaluacidn del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En
cualquiera de las disposiciones de esta reform sea declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal conmpetente, la decision caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero de 2008, la persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1* de
de tal tribunal no afectara ni limitara las restantes disposiciones de esta reform. enero de 2008 tendrA derecho a una evaluacion del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal
(8)a. La persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 1de enero de 2009 o al de enero de los aos persona recibi6 la exenci6n al pagode impuestosa la propiedad consttudaen bien defamilia el de enero de 2007.
subsiguientes que haya recibido una exenci6n al pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituid como bien de El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida como bien de familiar se determinarA de la siguiente manera: .
familiar conform el Articulo 6 al 1 de enero de cualquier de los dos afos insmediatos anteriores a la constituci6n del 1.' S el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor
Snuevo bien de familiar tendra derecho a una evaluacidn del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En de la propiedad anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de enero del aolo en que la propiedad anterior fuera
caso de que esta revision se apruebe en enero de 2008, la persona que constitute un nuevo bien de familiar al 10 de destituida, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera iglal al just valor del nuevo bien
enero de 2008 tendrd derecho a una evaluaci6n del nuevo bien de familiar a un valor menor al just valor solo si tal de familiar menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor
persona recibi6 la exenci6n al pago de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar el 1 de enero de 2007. determinado del bien de familiar, anterior al 1 de enero del ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A
El valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida como bien de familiar se determinara de la siguierte manera:, partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar serA evaluada conform las disposiciones que aqui se
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor establecen.
de la propiedad anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de enero del afo en que la propiedad anterior fuera 2. En caso de qua el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar
destituida, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien anterior vigente at 1 de enero del alto en.que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido, el valor determinado del
de faifiilia menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor nuevo bien de familiar pera igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familia.dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar
determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del alto en que e bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A anterior y mulliplicado por el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferencia
partir de entonces, la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conform las disposiciones que se entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conform estes
establecen engtJUooae qOi. prrafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valo r determinado del nuevo bien defamilia ser a incrementado de manera tal que
2. En casb de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar result inferior al just valor del bien de familiar la diferencia entree el just valor y el valordeterminado sea igual a $500.000. AApartir de entonces, la propiedad
anterior vigente al 1 de enero del aoo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera desttuido, el valor determinado del constituida en bien defamilia sera evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
nuevo bien de familiar sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conform los principals aqui establecidos, lalegislatura prevnra la
anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de qua la diferencia aplicaci6n de o ste ptrrafo a la propiedad que tenga mAs de un propietario..
entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor determinado del nuevo blen de familiar calculado conform este (W4-La legislature podrt, por ley general, a los fines de la evaluaci6n y conform lasdisposiciones de 6ste
pArrafo, sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar serA incremnentado de manera tal que inciso, facultar a los condados y municipalidades a autorizar porordenanza la evaluacidn de propiedad histdrica
la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500.000. A partirde entonces, la propledad Onicamente on raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o su uso serA. applicable
constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conform las disposiciones establecidas n este incsi eq. iOnicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n done se aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad
b. Por aplicaci6n de la ley general y conform los pridncipios alli establecidos, la legislature prever la considerada admisible seran establecidos por ley general.
aplicaclton de ste parrafo a la propiedad que toenga ms de un propietario. (t.(e Un condado podrd, de la manera establecida por la ley general, prever la reducci6n del valor
(d) La legislature podrt, por ley general, a los fines de la evaluacl6n y conform las disposiciones de 6ste determinado de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier incremento en el valor
Inciso, facultar a los condados y municipalidades a autorizar por ordenanza la evaluacidn de propiedad hist6rica determinado de tal propiedad que result de la construcci6n o reconstruction de la propiedad con el prop6sito de
tnicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso. La asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o various padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptlvos del propietario a del
evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso serA applicable 6nicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n done se aplique la c6nyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para quien se prove el espacio para la vivienda tenga
ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad considerada admisible serAn establecidos por ley general 62 alos o mas de edad. Tal reducci6n no debera ser superior al monto menor de los items enumerados a
(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley general, prever la reducci6n del valor determinado continuaci6n:
de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier incremento en el valor determinado de tal (1) El Incremento del valor determinado resultante de la construction o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.
propledad que result de la construccidn o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el prop6sito de asignar un espacio (2) Veinte por ciento del Valor determinado total de la propledad mejorada.
para la vivienda a uno o various padres o abuelos biotlgicos o adoptivos del propietario o del c6nyuge en caso de que ) .En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las obligaciones en raz6n del distito escolar, la
al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para quien se prove el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 afios o mAs de edad. evaluaci6n de la propledad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que consist en nueve amblentes o menos
Tal reduccidn no debert ser superior al monto menor de los items enumerados a continuaci6n: y qua no estA sujeta alas restricciones de la evaluacion establecidas en los incisos comprendidos desde (a) hasta
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad. I(84, -se modificard tnicamente conform la dispuesto en este inciso.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la propiedad mejorada. (1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificarun anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n
(f) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a exception de las obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, la establecida por la ley; pero tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superarin el diez por ciento (10%) de la
evaluact6n de la propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que consist an nueve ambientes o menos evaluacion del ano anterior.
y qua no esta sujeta alas restricciones de la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos desde (a) hasta (2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(c), se modificard s nilcamente conform la dispuesto an este inciso. (3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o administraci6n, conform eo establecido por la ley general,
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificartn anualmente en la fecha -de evaluaci6n incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad serA
establecida por la ley; a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superen el diez por ciento evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluaci6n. A part de entonces, la propiedad sera evaluada
(10%) de la evaluaci6n del asto anterior. conform o dispuesto en este inciso.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedero el just valor. (4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la menclonada propiedad ser.n evaluadas conform
(3) Con posterloridad a un cambio de dominion o administraci6n, conform to establecido por la ley general, lo establecido por la lay general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier reform, agregado, reducciOn o
incluldo cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una institucdn mejora, la propiedad serd evaluada conform io dispuesto en este inciso.
legal propietaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluacidn. .(iO, En relacidn a todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las
A partir de entonces, la. propiedad ser evaluada conform lo dispuesto en este inciso. evaluaciones de bienes reales que no esttn sujetos a las restricciones a la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la mencionada propiedad serAn evaluadas conform comprendidos entire (a) y.( e) y en el inciso l)4 podrAn modificarse unicamente segOn lo establecido en este
to establecido por la ley general. Sin embargo, luego do la revisl6n por cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o inciso. ,
mejora, la propledad sera evaluada conforme Io dispuesto en este inciso. (1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificarAn anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n
(g) En relaci6n a todas las obligaciones a excepcid6n de las obligaciones en raz6n del distrito escolar, las establecida por ley a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no sean superiors al diez por ciento
evaluaciones de bienes reales que no estn sujetos a las restricciones ai la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos (10%) de la evaluacidn del aio anterior.
comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y en el inciso (f) podran modificarse enicamente segun Io establecido en este inciso. (2) Ninguna evaluaci6n exceder' el just valor.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n (3) La legislature prevera la evaluaci6n de la mencionada propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de
establecida por ley a condici6n de q e tales modificaclones de las evaluations no sean superiores at diez por clento evaluaci6n posterior a una mejora de falidad, conform 1o define la ley, realizafa en la propledad.


A partir de entonces la mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conform las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condicidn de que la mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del
just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o administration, segun lo define la ley, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de la instituci6n legal propietaria de la propiedad. A partir de entonces, la
mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conform to establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propiedad serAn evaluadas conforme la ley general.
Sin embargo, luego de la revision en raz6n de cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera
evaluada conform to establecido en este inciso.
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No 8
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTICULO 9
(Comisiln de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestara)
Titulo de la papeleta:
OPCION LOCAL FONDOS PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO'DOCENTE DE EDUCATION TERCIARIA
Resumen de la papeleta:
So propone la reform de la Constitucidn del Estado con el objeto de solicitor a la Legislatura que autorice a los
condados a fijar.una opci6n local de impuesto sobre las ventas en cartcter de suplemento a la financiaci6n del
establecimiento docntte de educacidn terciaria; con el requisite de contar con la aprobaci6n por voto para fijar tal
impuesto y con la condici6n de que los impuestos aprobados queden sin efecto al transcurrir 5 ados y puedan ser
autorizados nuevamente por voto.
Texto complete:
CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 9. Impuestos locales.-
(a) Sera obligatorio para condados, distritos escolares y municipalidades y optativo para distritos especiales,
contar con autorizaci6n legal para fijar impuestos Ad Valorem y autoedzacion de ley general para fijar otros impuestos,
en relacid6n con sus respectivos prop6sitos, a excepci6n de los impuestos Ad Valorem sobre los bienes personales
Intangibles y los Impuestos prohibidos por esta constituci6n.
(b) En relacidn con los impuestos Ad Valorem, con exclusl6n de los impuestos fijados para el pago de
garantias e impuestos fijados por periods menores a dos aios autorizados por el voto de electores cuya propiedad
no esta totalmente exenta del pago de Impuestos, su valor no podrd exceder los months enumerados a continuaci6n
en relation con el valor determinado para los bienes reales y bienes personales tangibles: para el condado, diez
millones; para la municipalidad, diez millones; para los escuelas, diez millones; para la administraci6n del agua en la
region noroeste del estado ubicada al oesto de la division entire las mohtaias del este numero dos y tres, 0.05
millones; para la administration del agua del area restante del estado, 1.0 millones; y para todos los demas distritos
especiales un monto autorizado por ley aprobada por el voto de los electores cuya propiedad no estA totalmente
exenta del pago de impuestos. El condado que brinde servicios a la municipalidad podrd, dentro de los tbrminos de
la ley, fijar impuestos adicionales dentro de los limits fijados para fines municipals.
(c) Aauellos condados aue cuenten con el servicio de una institucidn nublica de libre access cuva misi6n v
resoonsabilidad incluva la orovisidn de instruccin terciaria de nivel initial v aue otoroue llcenciaturas asociadas.
contarAn con autorizaci6n leoal sara ftiar una onci6n local de imouesto a las ventas en character de suolemento a la
manutenci6n de la institutcin. El imouesto no oodrA fiiarse a menos aue cuente con la aprobacin de los electors
de cada condado ue obtiene el servicio de la institucidn. La opcidn de imouesto local ouedarn sin efecto al
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relacidn con la determinacidn de impuestos Ad Valorem. la reform del Articulo 4 del Caoitulo VII oue reauiere oue la
proniedad utilizada con fines de conservacidn sea clasificada oor la lay general v linicamente evaluada en raz6n de
su naturaleza o su uso. sera imolementada a DarLir del 1 de enero de 2010. Este articulo tendra efecto a oartir de la
aurobacidn de los electores.
NO 6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPiTULO VII, ARTICULO 4
CAPITULO XII, NUEVO ARTICULO
(Comisi6n de Reforma Tributaria y Presupuestaria)
Titulo de la papeleta:
EVALUACION DE LA PROPIEDAD COSTERA UTILIZABLE BASADA EN EL USO ACTUAL
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se prevn la evaluaci6n basada en el uso de la propiedad utilizada principalmente pare la pesca commercial, la propiedad
utilizada para el lanzamiento de embarcaciones a aguas navegables y de access al ptblico; marinas y guarderias
fuera del agua con access al public, y astilleros dependientes del agua, instalaciones para la pesca commercial e
instalaciones para la construcci6n y reparacion de embarcaciones y sus actividades de soporte sujetas a las
condiciones, restricciones y definiciones razonables establecidas per la ley general.
Texto complete:
CAPITULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTiCULO 4. Impuestos; evaluaci6n.-- Por ley general se dictaran reglamentaciones para asegurar una just
evaluacion de la propiedad en relacidn con la fijaci6n de impuestos Ad Valorem, con las siguientes condiciones:
.(a) La tierra utilizada para la explotacion agricola, la tierra que genera gran cantidad de recarga de agua para
los acuiferos de La Florida o la tierra utilizada exclusivamente pare fines recreativos no comerciales podrt ser
clasificada por la ley general y evaluada unicamente en raz6n desu naturaleza y su uso.
(b) Conforme la ley general los bienes personales tangibles conservados para la venta en forma'de unidades
para el intercambio commercial o cabezas de ganado podran ser evaluades'a los fines de la determinaci6n de
impuestos a un determinado porcentaje de su valor, podrAn ser clasificados a los fines de la determinaci6n de
Impuestos o podrAn resultar exentos del pago de impuestos.
(c) La propiedad de las personas con derecho a la exencl6n de Impuestas sobre la propiedad constituida on
bien de familiar conform eol Articulo 6 de doste Capitulo sera evaluada a un just valor a partir del.1 de enero del ano
siguiente a la fecha de entrada en vigencig de esta reform.
Esta evaluacidn solo podrA cambiar por aplicacidn de lo que aqui se establece.
(1) Las evaluaciones que caen bajo esta regla se modificardn anualmente el 1 de enero de cada ano a
condicidn de que tales moditicaciones en las evaluaclones no podran superar el monto menor de Io que se enumera
a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por clento (3%) de la evaluacidn del aio anterior
b. El cambio porcentual del indice de Precios al Consumidor en las ciudades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de
EE.UU., todos los Items 1967=100, o los informes subsiguientes del ano calendarlo anterior segin el informed del
Ministerio de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el organismo de Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera e1 valor just.
(3) Conforme la ley general, luego de un cambio de dominion, la propiedad constituida como bien de familiar
sera evaluada a un just valor a partir del 1 de enero del ano siguiente salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del
ptrrafo (8). A partir de entonces la propiedad ser evaluada conform lo que aqui se establece.
(4) La propiedad nueva constituida como bien de familiar sera evaluada a un just valor a partir del 1 de
enero del ano sigulente a la constitucion en bien de familiar salvo que se apliquen las disposiciones del pArrafo (8).
La mencionada evaluaci6n solo se modificard conforme las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras "a-la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar seran
evaluadas.de conformidad con la ley general, con la condici6n de que con posteriordad a las reforms, agregados,
reducciones o mejoras la propiedad sea evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(6) En caso de que caduque la condici6n de bien .de familiar, la propiedad sert evaluada conform la lay
general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta reform podrdn ser consideradas en forma separada. En caso de que alguna
de las disposiciones de esta reform fuera declarada inconstitucional por un tribunal compentnte; la decision de tal
tribunal no afectara o disminuird la validez de las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona que constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1 de enero del aio 2009 o el 1 de
enero de los afios posteriores y que haya sido beneficiaria de la exencion de impuestos a la propiedad constituida en
bien de familiar conforme el.articulo 6 de 6ste Capitulo a partir del 10 de enero de cualquiera de los dos afios
inmediatos anteriores a la consfituci6n del nuevo bien de'familia tender derecho a.una nuevavaa evaluacin del bien de
familiar a un valor menor al just valor. En caso de que se apruebe esta revision nenero de 2008, la persona que
constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 tendra derecho a la evaluaci6n de la propiedad
"constitoida como.bien de familiar a un valor menor al juvaloralor solo ei el caso de que tal persona haya sido
beneficiaria de la exenci6n de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 1 de enero de 2007. El
valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en biende familiar serA determinado de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bien de familiar es mayor o igual al just valor
de ]a iropiedad anterior constituida en bien de familiar al 1*.de enero del ano en que la propiedad anterior fuera
destituida, el valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida en bin de familiar ser a igual al just valor del nuevo bien
de familiar menos un monto equivalent al menor monto entire $500.000 y la diferencia entire el just valor y el valor
determinado del bien de familiar anterior al 1 de enero del ano en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera destituido. A
partir de entonces; la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar ser a evaluada conform las disposiciones que aqui se
establecen.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar result -ir l i..:. ii,:. ,i ,,e,, la.. ,,i.i.
anterior vigente al 1 de enero del ano en que el bien de familiar anterior i:,, slJ.:] 1i h11,n1 *.% i T1w nt..- .. i]lI
nuevo bien de.familia sera igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido por el just valor del bien de familiar
anterior y multiplicado por el valor determinado del bien de familiar anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la diferencia'
entire el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor detforminado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado cdnforme eslte
. prrafo sea mayor a $500.000, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar serA incrementado de manera tal que
latdiferencia entire el just valor y el valor determinadq sea igual a $500.000. A partir de entonces, la propiedad
constituida en bien de familiar sera evaluada conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
b. Por aplicacidn de la ley general y conforme los principjos alli establecidos, la legislature prevera la
aplicaci6n de ste pArrafo a la propiedad que tenga mas de un propietario.
(d) La legislature podra, por lay general, a los fines de la evaluaci6n y conform las disposiciones de 6ste
inciso, facultar a los condados y municipalidades a autorizar por drdenanza la evaluation de propiedad f(ist6rica
Onicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza a su uso. La evaluacidn en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso sera applicable
Onicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n done se aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos para la propiedad
considerada admisible seran establecidos power ley general.
(e) Un condado podra, de la manera establecida por la ley general, prever la reduccion del valor determinado
de la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier incremento en el valor determinado de tal
propiedad que result de la construccin o reconstruccidn de la propiedad con el prop6sito de asignar un espacio
para la vivienda a uno a varies padres o abuelos biologicos o adoptivos del propietario o del c6nyuge en caso de que
al menos uno de los padres o abuelos para quien se prove el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 afios o mas de edad.
Tal reduction no deberd ser superior al monto menor de los items enumerados a continuacidn:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultante de la construction o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.
(2) Veinte por ciento del valor determinado total de la propiedad mejorada. I
(f) En relacin' con todas las obligaciones a excepcidn de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, la
evaluacion *de la propiedad residential, tal como la define la ley general, que consist en nueve ambientes o menos
y que no esta sujeta alas restricciones de la evaluacidn establecidas en los incises comprendidos desde (a) hasta
(c), se modificard Onicamente conform las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n
establecida por la ley, a condici6n de- que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones no superen el diez por ciento
(10%) de la evaluaci6n del ado anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluacidn excederd el just valor.
(3) Con posteriotidad a un cambio de dominion o administration, conform Io establecido por la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una institucion
legal propietaria de la propiedad, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del just valor vigente a la pr6xima fecha de -
evaluacitn. A partir de entonces, la propiedad serA evaluada conforme las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(4) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la mencionada propiedad serdn evaluadas conforme
io establecido por la ley general. Sin embargo, luego de la revision por cualquier reform, agregado, reduccion o
mejora, la propiedad sera evaluada conform las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(g) En relacidn con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de las obligaciones en razon del distrito escolar, las
evaluaciones de bienes reales que no estdn sujetos a las restricciones a la evaluacldn establecidas en los incisos
comprendidos entire (a) y (c) y on el inciso (f) podrAn modificarse inicamente segin lo establecido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este incise o se modificaran anualmente en la fecha de la evaluaci6n
establecida por ley a condici6n de que tales modificaciones de las evaluaciones no sean superiors al diez por ciento
.(10%) de la evaluaci6n del ano anterior
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excederf el just valor.
(3) La legislature preverd la evaluacidn de la mencionada propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de
evaluacion posterior a una mejora de calidad, conform lo define la ley general, realizada en la propiedad. A partir de
entonces, la mencionada propiedad serA evaluada conforme las disposiciones previstas en este inciso.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en razdn del
just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominio o administration, segdn to define la ley general,
incluido cualquier cambio en la titularidad de la institution legal propietaria de la propiedad. A partir de entonces, la
mencionada propiedad sera evaluada conform lo establecido en este inciso.
(5) Las reforms, agregados, reducciones o mejoras a la propledad serAn evaluadas conform la ley general.
Sin embargo, luego de la revision en razon de cualquier reform, agregado, reducci6n o mejora, la propiedad sera
evaluada confortne Io establecido en este inciso.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Students Working Against


Canned Food Drive Blesses


Tobacco Battle of the Bands Local Food Pantries


Best Group Performance winners Children of
Judge Willie Carter.


The first Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT) Battle of
the Bands event tool place on Sat-
urday, September 13 at Sugarland
Park in Clewiston. Hendry County
Health Department, Drug Free
Charlotte County, Kiwanis of La-
Belle and Clewiston High School
SWAT club were sponsors of the
event.
The major focus of the event'
was to educate students on the
dangers of tobacco, give students
the opportunity to exhibit their
musical talents and to recruit
new members for the Middle and
High school SWAT clubs. The
event was well attending with at-
trendance around 100 youth And
adults. Each entering band or


singer was required to write an
Anti-Tobacco song for the per-
formance with the possibility of
win a grand prize of $100 in one
of three categories. The judges
for this event were Willie Carter
of Hendry County Health Depart-
ment, Pamela B. Jackson a life
coach with Hinkels and McCoy
and newly elected County Com-
missioner Karson Turner.
There were five performances
overall with four of them being
groups/bands. In the category for
Best Group Performance the win-
ner was Children of Clewiston
and runner up was Dead Septem-
'ber. Best Individual Performance
was Telisah' "Tee-Tee" McCall
of Clewiston Middle School and


runner-up was Dead Septem-
ber. Best Original Anti-Tobacco
Song winner was Over the Rest
and runner-up was Beneath the
Fallen. Taylor Lucas, President of
the Clewiston High School SWAT/
SADD chapters was the emcee for
the day and did a wonderful job.
Our final Battle 'of the Bands
will take place on Saturday, Sep-
tember 26 from 11-2 at City Park
in Moore Haven. Any student in
Middle or High school can enter
and pick-up applications from the
Moore Haven Jr/Sr High School
Guidance Office.


Submirted photo
Best Individual Performance
Winner-Telisha "Tee-Tee" Mc-
Call.


Students from Clewiston Chris-
tian School and the Random Acts
of Kindness (RAK) Club recently
collected canned goods and other
non-perishable food items to ben-
efit local food pantries. Over 320
items were contributed and dis-
tributed after the two-week long
food drive.
Oh September 19 the donat-
ed items were taken to Catholic
Charities of Clewiston, Evangel
Assembly of God and First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston


for distribution through each or-
ganizations Food Pantry Ministry.
Deliveries were handled by .the
RAK Club Classroom Ambassa-
dors: Ciara Iglesias, Alexa Mickler,
Rebecca Manning and Shannon
Holcomb.
Clewiston is very fortunate to
have local organizations commit-
ted to serving our community by
providing food to families that
are struggling. However, with the
increases, in fuel prices and food
costs, the local, food pantry min-


Submitted photo
Catholic Charities of Clewiston representative Lupita De Paz
was very grateful to receive the canned goods collected by
Clewiston Christian School, Classroom Ambassadors Alexa
Mickler and Shannon Holcomb made the delivery this past
Friday.


istries have been servicing many
more families than in the past and
the supplies are running short. For
instance, the First United Method-
ist Church of Clewiston has gone
from assisting 65 families to over
400 families in recent months.
If you are interested in assisting
families that are in need of food,
please contact one of these orga-
nizations and "be a blessing." *






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Submitted photo
Girls from the Clewiston
Christian School were glad
to help box up the non-per-
ishable items collected for
local food pantries. Shown
here are: Bailyn Mills, Ciara
Iglesias, Isabella Perez and
SAlicia Corley.


Submitted photo

CES fifth grade safety

patrols
Pictured are more Safety Patrols who help out at Central
Elementary. Thank you to all of the Safety Patrols for their,
help and dedication!


Submitted photo

Let the Praises go up
Students in K-3 and K-4 at Clewiston Christian School led
the rest of the student body in singing during a recent Cha-
pel Service. The students were assisted by Coach Susan
Garbow who played the guitar and sang along with them.


Hendry County District Schools lunch menu


O Clewiston area schools

Primary grades
Thursday, Sept. 25: Popcorn
chicken, baked potato tots, apple-
sauce, dinner roll, choice of milk
Friday, Sept. 26: Hot Cuban
sandwich, lettuce,- te.mato, and
pickles, corn, watermelon, choice
of milk


Monday, Sept. 29: Chicken
corn dog, baked beans, orange
pineapple juice, choice of milk
Tuesday, Sept 30: Breaded
chicken, rice, chicken gravy, broc-
coli, banana, dinner roll, choice
of milk
Wednesday, Oct. 1: N/A
Thursday, Oct. 2: N/A


Secondary grades
Thursday, Sept. 25: Chicken
corn dog, baked beans, cole slaw
with dressing, strawberry slush,
choice of milk
Friday, Sept. 26: Hot Cuban
sandwich, baked potato tots, veg-
etable cup, diced pears, Ranch
dressing, sugar cookie, choice of
milk


Monday, Sept. 29: Shrimp
poppers, mac and cheese, green
beans, diced peaches, dinner roll,
choice of milk
Tuesday, Sept 30: Tacos,
lettuce and tomato, salsa, corn,
Shape up, choice of milk
Wednesday, Oct. 1: N/A
Thursday, Oct. 2: N/A


School Happenings


Central Elementary
School News
Chili Bingo Family Fun
Night
' Our 19th Annual Chili Bingo
Family Fun Night is coming up
Thursday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m.
A letter was sent home recently,
asking parents to volunteer and/or
give monetary or gift donations.
This is a HUGE and fun event for
the Central family. Thank you to
all of the businesses and families
in our area who are supporting
Chili Bingo Night!

CES Book Fair
*Monday, September 29
through Wednesday, October 8 -
CES Book Fair!
' *Tuesday, September 30 -
Book Fair Donuts and Muffins
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
*Thursday, October 2 Book
Fair Family Night 5:30 p.m. to 7
p.m.

Other upcoming events:
*Friday, October 17 Profes-
sional Day (No School for Stu-
dents)
*Thursday, October 23 at 9
a.m. and 7 p.m. Second grade
musical production "Bugz"


'*Friday, October 24 Profes- M1 1y ]IIL 1AA
sional Day (No School for Stu--
dents)
*Wednesday, October 29 -
Report Cards go home with stu-
dents. Check Kristina's

* Friday, October 31 Kindergar- Professionalism
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Students rewarded
Eastside Elementary students rode in a Limo to eat at
Beef 0 Brady's for making a five on the F-CAT Test last
school year. All the staff at Eastside would like to say
Congratulations, to the students for doing their best and
we are very proud of them!


Submitted photo

Lunch time
Eastside's students enjoyed having lunch at Beef'O' Bra-
dy's.


uoDmilea pnoio

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Blue Devils trounce Palm Beach Lakes, 56-14


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


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


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


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


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


for'rtwo defenses e drives whith
resulted in rushing touchdowns
for the Rams.
Though, the Blue Devils run
defense allowed 133 yards in the
contest, it took Palm Beach Lakes
36 rushes and five runners to get.


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


caught touchdown passes from
Thomas.
Travis Bell returned a 50-yard
punt return for a touchdown to
help seal the win.
Glades Central's defense held
the Palm Beach Gardens Gators
(0-3) to 116 total yards, while al-
lowing no touchdowns for the
second time in three games.
The only Gardens score came
on a fourth-quarter kickoff return
for a touchdown, followed by a
two-point conversion.
That came after Glades Central
(3-0) was already up 35-0 in the
game.
The Raiders, who are the con-
sensus No. 1 ranked team in Class
3A, according to an Associated
Press High School Football poll,
travel to Cane Field tomorrow
night to face off against Clewiston
in the annual Sugar Bowl.
Glades Central should win this
game easily, but the Tigers may
put up a fight in the first half, led
by running back Darris Hughes.
The Clewiston senior is com-
ing off a career game with 352
rushing yards and three touch-
downs against Glades Day in a
30-24 win on Sept. 19.
Moore Haven 38, Tampa
Carrollwood Day 0: Terriers
junior running back Fred Hall led
the rushing attack with 21 carries
for 165 yards and a touchdown in
the win.
'He now has 54 carries for 425
yards and three touchdowns just
two games into his promising
season.
Senior quarterback Dalton
. Britt was 7-for-15 passing with
122 yards and two touchdowns.
Moore Haven's Elazarus Black-
mon (three receptions, 41 yards)
scored two touchdowns, includ-
ing a 63-yard punt return in the
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the Terriers two other rushing
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The Moore Haven defense was
stingy, allowing just 97 total yards
and forcing two interceptions in
the game.
Moore Haven (2-0) hosts Hillel
Community Day-Miami tonight as
they try to remain undefeated.
Glades Day's plans
he Gators (2-1) get a much-
welcomed break as they don't
play uptil next Friday night against
Okeechobee.'


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Submitted photo/Jeff Barwick
Fullback Lance Newton finds running room for 9-yard gain.


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


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


Totals
Glades Day
3 24
Clewiston
0 30

Rushing (Carries/
Clewiston: Darri
24/35 L.nnri- NMrx,.t*n


)n will host 29/153; Bo Schlechter, 2/6; De-
e and peren- Andres Jackson, 3/0; Tyler Wag-
ral on Friday ner, 1/2
Passing (Att/Compl/Int/Yards):
Clewiston: Isandro Marquez,
1 2 3 4 8/3/0/56
Glades Day: Bo Schlechter,
0 21 0 20/11/1/240
Receiving (Catches/Yards):
12 12 6 Clewiston: Jamarcus Smith
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Ramos, 1/22
ards):- Glades Day: De-Andres Jack-
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terest. Now, with my little hurdle,
I'll call it, that I have to overcome
on a daily basis, everything's new
to me now.
Q: Can you describe yourself:
A: I think people see me when
they first meet me and they see
me as a quiet person. They know
I'm an honest person. If I tell you
something, that's the way it's
gonna be. If you were to ask me
what I'd like to be remembered
for, that would be my honesty.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit
about your condition:
A: I'm pretty much totally
blind. I have no light perception
at all. I've been through 10 eye
surgeries, retinal detachments. It
started about four years ago, start-
ed on-site. I walked out of one of
our Lowe's Home Improvement
Centers; we've probably done 30
in the last 10 years and I used to
run the jobs. I was doing one up
in Tampa for Jimmy and I walked
out of the building 6nd looked up
and saw a little floater in my eye.
That was Fall of 2003. I lost my
sight Oct. 21, 2004. Basically my


condition is Diabetic Retinopa-
thy. You hear of people becom-
ing blind, but there are very few
people from what I understand
who get as blind as me -- because
I can't see anything.
For me, I cherish the 40 years
I had with my sight, Jose. I know.
right what my wife looks like. I
know what my family looks like.
I know what an apple looks like.
I know what red is. I know what
blue is. Being blind is tough. Peo-
ple ask me, what do I see? I don't
even like to tell them I see any-
thing. I see very minimal things of
light. If I move my hand over my
eye, I can tell something's mov-
ing. You close your eyes as tight
as you can, and you walk outside,
that's similar to what I see. When
it's real sunny out and you close
your eyes, the light still comes in
a little bit.
If people can look at me and
get anything out of me as far as
encouragement, you know what
I mean, and hope, that's kind of
what I'm after. (Do you ever feel
bitter?) No. No. I never have. No.
You don't ask, "Why me?" when
something good happens.
Q: What scares you?:
A: That's a good question.
What scares me? At the top of my.
head what really, really scares me,.


I had a friend a month ago had a
bout with a spider. Never been
scared of spiders in my life. I have
a shed in my house. Have tools
there, just like all of us guys do.
They're kind of stuffed in the cor-
ner, along with dirty stuff. Well, I
can't see a spider getting on me.
A brown recluse, something like
that. I've had to think twice about
those types of things.
Things that I can't see really
don't scare me in general, but I
have been frightened being blind.
I've been on the front sidewalk,
turned around a couple of times,
and I'm not sure which way I'm
facing. Dang it, I have my cane.
I'm pretty good with- my cane.
You're on the sidewalk, you have
grass on both sides. Tap, tap, but
I'm not sure which way I'm fac-
ing. You have to be patient. When
you're blind, you have to be pa-
tient. Here comes a car, so I know
where the road is.
Q: What is your favorite
song?:
A: These are easy questions,
and ... Being blind, you'd think
I would listen to music all the
time. I don't listen to much mu-
sic, I really don't. If you hear
my computer talk, as much as I
have to listen to it all day, some-
times I like it quiet. I really enjoy


Bluegrass music. I was brought
up on Bluegrass. I have on my
mother's side of the family, from
Roanoke, they're country-type
people. Country isn't my favorite,
but I would say Bluegrass is defi-
nitely my favorite genre of music
to listen to. The harmonizing, and
all that stuff, it takes me back to
my younger days as, a child. We
used to have a lot of cook. outs
and shrimp feasts and bull roasts,
and they'd always be playing the
fiddle and the mandolin.
Q: What irks you?:
A: Something that really irks
me is a quote that my dad in-
stilled in me a long time ago. If
you print this in the paper, my
wife is gonna be mad at me, but
that's okay. Here's his quote,
"Can't means you don't want to."
That has stuck with me forever.
Ever since I was a young man,
even a kid, you know how you tell
your dad, "Dad, I can't do that."'
"What do you mean you can't?"-
Now, it has different meaning for
me, because, Jose, can I get out
there and get in the car and drive
to Wal-Mart? No, I can't. It's very
difficult for me to swallow that
word right now.
What does irk me is the young
generation. Right now there's a
lot of young people out there who


feel like they're owed something.
In this business that I'm in, I came
up working through it. We have
some good people who work for
us, and we've had some great
people, but there's also a lot of
people who have that "can't" at-
titude. They want to be rewarded
before they've done anything.
Any working folk will probably
have to agree with me.
I met this fisherman about a
year. ago. The fellow didn't,.have
any. legs, and he only had half
of one arm. He was born like,
that, a professional angler. I met
him down, we sing karaoke on
Thursday, I met him down there.
Joker's full of energy, man. And
he has every right to be. He was
born like that. You see a person
like that, and it's like, "Man, this
little thing I'm dealing, with, that
ain't .nothing." There's people
who go through way more than
I have.
I'm so glad I'm in Clewiston.
If I was in a big city, number
one, I wouldn't be sitting here. I
wouldn't have been given the op-
portunity that Jimmy Pittman gave
me, sticking by my side. I didn't
know anything about a com-
puter. Nothing. I learned how to
type on a.computer, use the Inter-
net, use Outlook, use everything..
And Ihad to do that with my eyes.


closed. He had a lot of patience for
me. I didn't miss no work. None. I
feel very blessed to be here and to
have the circle of people around
here. Now that I've met you, I bet
you if I got your phone number,
you'd come get me and give me a
ride somewhere.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dearest to you?:
A: I have a lot of them. When
I married my wife is probably a'
huge memory for me. Our wed-
ding was fantastic. It was here in
town at the Methodist Church. We
had, I think, I'm a little prejudiced,
we had the best party I think
Clewiston's ever had at the John
Boy Auditorium. 'Now this year,
we didn't watch our wedding vid-
eo like we typically do. There are
probably 20 people in that video
who aren't here anymore. It's
tough to watch. It's a lot tougher
on my wife. She's lost both her
parents. I still have both mine. All
of my grandparents were there
and they're all gone now.
This. happens, but I think my
wedding day, it was great. It was
really great. (Was it the best day of
your life?) So far. So far. The best
day of my life is gonna be when I
can see again.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.com


Briefs cont.
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cated at 501 S. ftancisco St., Clewis-
ton.

Homeowner wanted to
serve on VAB
The Hendry Couriny Board of
County Commissioners is seeking
a homeowner to serve on the Hen-,
dry County Value Adjustment Board
(VAB), which meets to hear ap-
peals on property valuation issues.
.Previously, the VAB was composed


* of only elected officials. This year,
the Florida Legislature changed the
law to require that one of the five
persons serving on the VAB must
be an owner of homestead prop-
erty in Hendry County. If you are,
interested in serving, you should
submit a letter of interest to County
Attorney Mark Lapp at MLapp@
Hendryfla.net, P.O. Box 2340, La-
Belle, FL 33975, or fax to 863-675-
5317. Letters must be received by
Sept. 8. The only required qualifi-


cation is that you be, an owner of
homesteaded property in Hendry
County. Letters should also express
any other skills or experience that
you feel make you suited to serve
on the VAB.

Agency Fair planned
The Glades County Agency Fair
will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18,
from 5'until 7 p.m. It is sponsored
by FDLRS and the Hendry/Glades


Transistion Team'. If parents of su,
dents. or other community memrn-
bers need information on medical
services, social semices, legal ser-
vices, etc., this will be th^tplace to
be. Please encourage students and
parents to attend the event. There
will be a minimum of I8 agencies
on hand in the school courtyard
giving out information.


Empowerment Alliance of SWFL Lines


Empowerment Alliance of
Southwest Florida is a 501(c)(3)
organization whose purpose is
to improve the quality of life for
those living in Immokalee, East-
ern Hendry County, and the Big
Cypress and Immokalee Semi-
nole Indian Reservations.
-Uniquely positioned to fa-
+ cilitate positive changes in these.
rural areas, the Empowerment
Alliance is working with many
partners, d6nois,'and community
residents-to bring new opportuni-
ties to Immokalee, Eastern Hen-
dry County and the Big Cypress
and Immokalee Seminole Indian
Reservations.
The Empowerment Alliance
service area covers approxi-


mately 750 square miles of land
spread but among two counties
and two Indian Reservations. The
population totals approximately
37,000 permanent residents with
a poverty rate of 33 percerit: In ad-
dition, the seasonal influx of mi-
grant farm workers increases the
population by 15,000 to 20,000
people during the winter growing
season from- September to .April.
We serve eight communities:
Immokalee in Collier County;
Montura Ranch, Flaghole, South
Clewiston, Harlem, Hooker's
Point within eastern Hendry
County; and the Big Cypress and
Immokalee Seminole Indian Res-
ervations..
In Hendry County we are cur-


rently providing credit counseling,
budgeting, homebuyer education.
There is no fee for this service.
We have also taken on a new
project which is allowing us to
build nine .energy efficient green
block homes in the Harlem area.
These homes are for low income
families. Grants are available to
those who qualify. To learn inore
about the Empowerment Alliance
of Southwest Fl and our programs
in Hendry County contct us at:
330 W Sugarland Hwy. Suite 7
Clewiston, Fl 33440'
(863) 983-2432
www.easfonline.org
Program Coordinator:
Amanda Pacheco


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pital spokesperson, explained.
"We were very fortunate,
we were able to register our pa-
tients,". said Ms. Wilson. "The
bad thing is that we were not
able to talk to people trying to
reach us."
Embarq did not return re-
peated calls for comment, but ac-
cording to some officials, the dis-
ruption may have been the result
of a farmer west of town digging
in the right of way. The farmer re-
, portedly hit the main fiber optics
cable leading into town and cut
it in two.
Workers had to dive in the wa-
ter where the cable was severed
and repair it.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
com.


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VFW Presents Flag to Local Business
On Sept. 15th, Anita Richbourg, Treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 41.85 in
Clewiston presented an American flag to Michael C. Martin, owner of MCM Paint & Floor-
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Hendry Regional
Medical Center wants to help protect you against breast cancer. From
October 1st through October 31st, the hospital will be performing DIGITAL.
mammogram screenings at a reduced rate of $75.00.. And, what's even more
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