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KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 100 No. 33 Wednesday, March 18, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs

'Business in a soft
economy' seminar
set for March 19
"Doing business in a soft
economy" a small business
seminar will be held at Indian
River State College, William-
son Conference Center Rm
c -105 on March 19, from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. With a slow
economy affecting most areas
of business, the time has come
to make sure that business
owners are exploring every po-
tential issue that could be cost-
ing money. This seminar will
examine product and service
mix, advertising strategy, and
proper market identification
techniques to help ensure that
business owners are dotting ev-
ery "i" and crossing every "t" to
get through this rough period in
this tough economy. To reserve
your spot please contact Sean
Moore at 863-517-0097 or by
email, spmoore@fgcu.edu.

Homeless Coalition
to meet on Friday
A one hour meeting on the
proposed homeless coalition
for Okeechobee County will be
held on Friday, March 20, at 10
a.m. at the Lamb of God Recov
ery Center, 1012 S. Parrott Ave.
Prospective coalition partners
in the Okeechobee area will
meet to hear some details of
what is in store for the future.
Richard Reinhardt, Executive
Director of Highlands County
Coalition for the Homeless will
be the guest speaker and the
agenda will be as follows: Role
of a homeless coalition, fund-
ing opportunities, planning and
development, organizational
structure, brief Q&A. There will
be refreshments and excellent
information.

Ft. Drum Day
planned
Ft. Drum Community
Church will host Ft. Drum day
on March 21, from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m., 21415 Hwy. 441
North. The event will include
food, family fun, music and
prizes. Baking contest. Bring
a lawn chair and your favorite
dish or a baked item for the
contest. Owen Brothers singing.
Come one, come all. Come out
and enjoy a day in the country
at Ft. Drum Day! For informa-
tion, call Judy 863-357-1581 or
church 863-467-1733.

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Current: 706
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Hoover to be commissioner


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The month and a half wait
for a new county commissioner
is over. On March 16 Governor
Charlie Crist named Joey Hoover
to be the new commissioner
representing District 4. Eleven
applicants applied for the seat
that was vacated by the death of
Marvin Wherrell in late Decem-
ber, 2008.
The other applicants were
business owner Terry Bur-


roughs, contractor Mitchell Han-
cock, contractor Noah Wilcox,
environmental specialist Isaiah
Mosely, nursing home admin-
istrator Andrew McKillop, real
estate salesperson Melissa Lee
Arnold, contractor Ted Kelch-
ner, Director of the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition Jim
Vencil and Waste Service Dis-
trict Manger Matthew Orr. One
former county commissioner,
Steve Porter, applied, then upon
second thought withdrew his ap-
plication.


Mr. Hoover, 48, is a 1979
graduate of Okeechobee High
School and has a bachelor of sci-
ence in business administration
from the University of Central
Florida. He is the owner of Clas-
sic Asphalt Sealing and Striping,
Classic Closets and Storage So-
lutions and Economic Develop-
ment Associates. He is currently
a member of the planning and
zoning board, affordable hous-
ing board, Okeechobee Main
Street Restructuring Organiza-
tion and a charter member of


At the Fair: Rodeo excitement


the Okeechobee County Fair As-
sociation.
"Mr. Hoover's appointment
comes at a critical time and
we ask for your continued sup-
port and encouragement of Mr.
Hoover and the rest of the board
as they begin a new chapter in
Okeechobee's future," County
Administrator Lyndon Bonner
wrote in an e-mail announcing
Mr. Hoover's appointment.
"I think he will do a good job,"
was the opinion Commission
Chairman Clif Betts. "He's been


involved in the community. He
worked hard for the economic
council and if he works as hard
for the commission, we've got a
good one."
It is hoped that Mr. Hoover
can be sworn in at the next com-
missioner's meeting, Tuesday,
March 24.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
corn. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


6,000 pills



collected in



operation


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Over 6,000 unwanted pre-
scription pills were collected
Saturday through a joint law
enforcement effort dubbed Op-
eration Safe Medicine Cabinet.
The six-hour operation held


Submitted photos/Sandra Pearce
Barrel racing was just one of the exciting events at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Ro-
deo.


Contestants win over $25,000


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The annual Okeechobee
Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo was
once again a huge success for
rodeo contestants, organizers
and fans who attended the two
shows this past weekend at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center.
Rodeo organizers said
$25,163 in prize money was
given out in various rodeo
events that included bull rid-
ing, bareback, saddle bronc,
calf roping, steer wrestling, and
team roping.
Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas,
won the bareback riding event
with a high score of 83. He took
home $1,197. Tyrel Nelson,
Cheyenne, Wyo., took second
place with a score of 80. His
prize money totaled $897.75.
See Rodeo Page 2


Submitted photos/Sandra Pearce
Mutton Bustin' is popular with the little cowboys and
cowgirls who try to ride sheep. The one who stays on the
longest wins the prize.


in Flagler Park on March 14
provided citizens the opportu-
nity to safely dispose of all their
unwanted, no longer needed
and out-of date prescription
pills with no questions asked.
Law enforcement person-
See Pills Page 2


Submitted photo
Habitat for Humanity began its fifth Okeechobee house
March 14, in Playland Park. Cheryl Little and her children,
Bonnie, Justin and Brittany, will work with the Habitat vol-
unteer crew assisted by contractor Danny Creech. Lunch
for the 23 persons who came out to work was provided by
the Church of Our Saviour. To assist in this project, which
will be completed by September, call 863-357-1371.



Habitat



home draws



volunteers


Habitat for Humanity be-
gan its fifth Okeechobee house
March 14, in Playland Park.
Cheryl Little and her chil-
dren, Bonnie, Justin and Brit-
tany, will work with the Habitat
volunteer crew assisted by con-


tractor Danny Creech. Lunch
for the 23 persons who came
out to work was provided by
the Church of Our Saviour. To
assist in this project, which will
be completed by September,
call 863-357-1371.


Index


Classifieds...................... 11-13
Community Events................ 6
Crossword. ...... . .......... .. 10
Obituaries ... ........ .... ... 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports............................ 10, 14
Sudoku 10
Weather 3
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Hospital volunteers saluted


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The signs around the room
showed respect, admiration,
and appreciation for volunteers
who give of their time to help
others. A symphony of service,
the heart of healthcare, and the
awesome power of a volun-
teer were messages written on
signs to thank local volunteers
who committed over 11,000
hours of service time at Rauler-
son Hospital in 2008.
Hospital CEO Robert Lee
announced the Volunteer of the
Year Monday in front of a large
cross section of hospital em-
ployees. This year's winner is
the President of their Auxiliary,
Gail Schultz.
"This is all wonderful, I


thank everyone," Ms. Schultz
said at the award ceremony.
"I'm speechless, it's a wonder-
ful award, it's a very rewarding
thing to be a volunteer here at
Raulerson and help as much as
I can. I really enjoy it."
Ms. Schultz has been a vol-
unteer since 1999. She works
throughout the hospital at the
lobby desk, gift shop, and in
human resources. She noted
she used to volunteer when
she lived in Ohio and kept up
the habit when she moved
to Florida. "I love people and
being with people and being
able to help people. I do what
I can."
Ms. Schultz was joined by
her close friends and family at
the ceremony. Her husband


Milt was there along with her
good friend Sharon Barsey
and a lady she calls her second
mom, Nan Gump.
Mr. Lee said he always en-
joys recognizing the hospitals
wonderful group of volunteers.
He noted this year's theme
was "Volunteers, the heart of
healthcare."
'All of us who work at the
hospital know that each and
every one of our volunteers is
a vital part of what we do and
the contribution they make to
our hospital and community is
from the heart," he added.
Lee said volunteers contrib-
uted 11,244 hours to the hospi-
tal last year. That translates to
about five full time employees.
See Volunteers Page 2


Gail Schultz, her husband
mom, Nan Gump all shared


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Milt, her close friend and second
in the moment Monday.




2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Engagement Announcements


*ni planned for Feb. 13, 2010 at Mc- Shannon Marie Kinman (& Taylor), Charles Patrick Gagliardi
M cuDaniel- Daniel Ranch in Clewiston.
The bride to be is a 2004 gradu- "The Lord is my Rock
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Clewiston are proud to announce The groom is a 2002 graduate
the engagement of their daughter, of Okeechobee High School and Shannon Marie Kinman and
Kathryn McDaniel to Donnie Ray is employed as a supervisor with Charles Patrick Gagliardi are set to
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Okeechobee. The wedding is


Stokes-

Guerry
Darlene Stokes of Okeechobee
and Robert Stokes of Palm City are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Brooke
Amber Stokes to Justin Townsend
Guerry the son of Melvin and Al-
lison Guerry of Moore Haven.
The wedding is planned for
May 9, 2009 at Freedom Ranch.
The bride to be is a 2007 grad-
Anniversaries

Joseph and

Barbara

Cannon
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Cannon
of Diboll, celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary on Dec. 6,
2008.
Their children surprised them
with a party honoring their mar-
riage at JR's Barn in Diboll on Sat-
urday, Dec. 6.
The party was hosted by Jody
Cannon, Jeff and Lori Cannon and
John Cannon all of Diboll & Jubal
and Tracie Cannon of Lufkin.
The guests included Rev. Can-
non's brother Jack Cannon and


uate of Okeechobee High School.
She is currently attending Indian
River State College for Elementary
Education. She is employed as a
teacher's aide at the Pemayetv
Emahakv Elementary School in
Brighton.
The groom is a 2005 graduate
of Moore Haven High School. He
attended Tulsa Welding School in
Jacksonville. He is self-employed
with All-Seasons Welding.
After the wedding the couple
will honeymoon in the Bahamas
then return to reside in Moore
Haven.


his wife Margie and their son,
Mike who drove from Milton, Fla.,
to surprise them and honor them.
Other guests came from Arcadia,
where they were the pastor of the
First United Pentecostal Church
for 26 years.
They have also been pastor of
churches in Okeechobee, as well
as LaGrange, Texas.
In addition to their four sons,
they have a daughter who lives in
Cape Coral, and are blessed with
13 grandchildren and six great
grandchildren.


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their wedding (right).




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Experienced pilot killed in gyrocopter crash


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 76-year-old Okeechobee
man was killed Saturday when
the gyrocopter he was pilot-
ing crashed at the Okeechobee
County airport.
Investigators said they are not
sure why Donald McGregor, a for-
mer fighter and helicopter pilot,
crashed at 10:17 a.m. on March
14 shortly after he had eaten
breakfast at the Landing Strip
Restaurant.
Detective Ted Van Deman, of
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), said Monday,
March 16, that he doesn't know
what caused the Explorer Coupe
2000 to crash. He said an autopsy


was conducted Monday morning
at the Medical Examiner's office
in Fort Pierce.
"At this point, anything is pos-
sible," he said. "The medical ex-
aminer is looking into the possi-
bility that a medical problem may
have caused the crash."
The detective said it will be six
to eight weeks before the medical
examiner will receive the toxicol-
ogy report and then issue an of-
ficial report.
Detective Van Deman said
Mr. McGregor, whose body was
found 30 feet from the wreck-
age, was pronounced dead at the
scene by a Melbourne physician
who had flown to Okeechobee
and was in the restaurant. He did
not identify the doctor, but said he


was an internist.
When EMTs from the Okeecho-
bee County Fire/Rescue Depart-
ment arrived at the scene they
confirmed the doctor's findings.
"He (the internist) was a good
samaritan, who came out to
help," said the detective.
The OCSO detective described
the aircraft as "very small" with
an enclosed cockpit. The aircraft
had two seats that were side by
side, he added.
Although the victim had his
seat belts on, they did not hold
him inside the cockpit when the
aircraft crashed at the north end
of runway 14, which is the north
runway.
The runway was shut down
for about eight hours, said fellow


OCSO Detective Susan Morrison,
who is helping in the investiga-
tion. She said the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) was slated
to be in Okeechobee Tuesday,
March, 17, to begin its investiga-
tion of the incident.
Detective Morrison said Mr.
McGregor had been flying since
he was 15. She said family mem-
bers told her he had flown fighter
planes in the Vietnam War.
"He had multiple aircraft and
was a long-time pilot," added De-
tective Van Deman.
The detective went on to say
that foul play is not expected.


Submitted photo/Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
This Explorer Coupe 200 gyrocopter was being operated by
Donald McGregor, 76, when it crashed at the Okeechobee
County airport Saturday, March 14. Mr. McGregor was killed
in the accident, which is now under investigation by the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration (FAA).


Man accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Jacksonville man was ar-
rested after he was accused of
running a former girlfriend off the
road and threatening her current
boyfriend with a knife.
Michael David Vickers, 39,
Denton Road, was arrested
March 14 on a felony charge of
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon. He was also arrested on
a misdemeanor charge of domes-
tic assault.
Vickers was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was
arrested during a routine traf
fic stop when she was allegedly
found to be in possession of xa-
nax, a controlled substance.
Ynez G. Gonzalez, 18, was
arrested Monday, March 16, on
a felony charge of possession of
a controlled substance without
a prescription. She was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $2,500.
Gonzalez was stopped shortly
after midnight Monday by Officer
Justin Bernst, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),


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bond of $1,300.
The alleged incident appar-
ently began when Vickers con-
fronted his ex-girlfriend and her
current suitor at the boyfriend's
home. While at the home, Vick-
ers reportedly pulled a pocket-
knife and threatened the wom-
an's boyfriend, stated an arrest
report by Deputy Cody Hurst, of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO). The boyfriend re-
portedly defended himself with a
wooden stake.
At this point, Vickers left the
area but apparently waited for the


after he watched
her drive her
2008 Ford pick
up off the road-
way in the 100
block of S.W.
22nd St.
In his report,
Officer Bernst
said he found
two small plastic


Ynez G.
Gonzalez


baggies in a handbag belonging
to Gonzalez. The baggies con-
tained a total of eight suspected
xanax bars, added the report.
Xanax is a member of the ben-
zodiazepine family and is an anti-
anxiety medication.


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couple to leave
the home, said
the deputy's re-
port. The couple
left the home
and drove to
the girlfriend's
home in Glades
County. Michael D.
As the couple Vickers
were return-
ing to Okeechobee County in
separate vehicles, Vickers alleg-
edly pulled his 1994 GMC pickup
truck alongside the woman's ve-
hicle and forced her off the road


Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Richard Glenn Wells, 22,12th
Fairway, Wellington, was arrested
March 12 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing him with amended violation
of probation grand theft. He is
being held without bond.
Kelvin Keith Wilson, 36,
N.W Third Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested March 14 by Officer
Scott Morgan on a felony charge
of driving while license suspend-
ed habitual offender. He was
also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of giving false information
to a law enforcement officer. His

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and into a ditch on S.R. 78 W. in
Glades County.
The woman got out of her
truck and ran into some nearby
woods with her former beau
following her. Apparently, the
woman's current boyfriend again
interceded and Vickers left.
He was arrested shortly after
midnight in Okeechobee by Dep-
uty Hurst. The deputy's report
goes on to state that a knife was
found in the man's pocket, and
that it was seized and entered into
evidence.


bond was set at $3,000.
April Rhea Ebanks, 23, N.W.
160th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 15 by Deputy John
Ashby on a charge of driving un-
der the influence. Her bond was
set at $300.
David Alejandro Sanchez,
35, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested
March 16 by Deputy Cody Hurst
on a felony charge of burglary of
an occupied dwelling. He was
also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence. His
bond was set at $3,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Submitted photo/Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

POW/MIA flag presented
The Ladies Auxiliary from VFW North Post #4423 pre-
sented a POW/MIA flag to the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Tuesday, March 10. The flag was given to the
sheriff's office and Sheriff Paul May in appreciation of
all the support given to the Post and to U.S. troops. On
hand for the presentation were: (left to right) Sheriff May,
OCSO Sgt. Billy Ellerbee, OCSO Cpl. Iris Marrero, OCSO
Sgt. John Rhoden Jr., Jail Administrator Ronnie White,
and representing the Post and the Ladies Auxiliary were
District President Phyllis Fish, Auxiliary Secretary Janet
Allshouse and Edna Hunke.

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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Speak Out/Public Forum
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easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam-
pling of some of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
Renters -- please respect our property
LANDLORD: Why do renters think that they can rent someone else's
property and destroy it even before their lease is up? We have two rental
properties and seem to have the same problem with every other renter
or so. They come out, look at the property and how nice it is, assert
that they will take care of it as if it were their own and then they leave it
looking like it did before we did all of the repair work. Then they wonder
why so many owners require deposits and high rent. We charge first, last
and security deposit. The last month is to give you 30 days to move with-
out paying rent for that month. The security deposit is for damages that
might or might not be caused by you while you live in our home. If you
have caused more than $500 worth of damages, we usually have to eat
it. In the last year, we have repaired one rental to the tune of $ 10,000. I'm
talking new cabinets, new flooring, new carpets, new wallpaper/paint,
new windows, etc. Within six months of the last renters being there and
moving out, we are adding another $3,000 to repair what they destroyed.
Please take care of our property. If you don't want to do your part then
move somewhere else that looks trashy when you move in.
REFERENCES: Since you can trust absolutely no one nowadays,
when checking out references, try to contact the landlord before their
most recent one. He is already rid of them and may tell you the truth.
Sometimes they give you a glowing report to get them out of their own
property. People are entirely too queasy about giving a report on some-
one if it's negative. I received one about my current, soon to be former,
tenants before they moved in. Turned out the reference wanted a place
to live himself and planned on bumming a roof over his head from the
prospective tenants. Lie, lie, lie. It seems that's all anyone can do any-
more.
RENTER: I am a renter. We have gotten taken advantage at every
point from our landlord. We keep the place clean and have even done
improvements to it (at our own expense). We have paid our rent on time
every month and we have been here a year. We have owned a home be-
fore so we know what not to do. But yet we get the short end of the deal.
We can't say too much about it because we have to have a place to live.
We have kids and make an honest living. Also, there aren't too many op-
tions for a renter that needs at least a three bedroom place. So, remem-
ber that while there are bad ones don't forget about the good ones.
INVESTMENT: I try and see both sides of the issue. The homeowner
has a rental as an investment, and count on a monthly amount. A renter
just wants a nice, clean place to live in. The problem everyone is forget-
ting is that as our economy changes, so must we. Two years ago, you
might have received $1,200 a month for your rental. But with today's
struggle of people literally having to count pennies to eat you're not go-
ing to get that $1,200 a month for rent, no matter how beautiful your
place is. Several homeowners who I know that rent tell me they will
"let it sit and rot" before dropping the price of their rental. They are only
shooting themselves in the foot.
BY THE WEEK: Many kids out their aren't trained to care. I started out
renting the upstairs of my house while I was still living in it. I converted
the upper bedroom areas to a small apartment. It has always been prof-
itable, sometimes more, sometimes less. You might say it is a "starter"
home. Often, I have had youngsters go in for the first time leaving their
parents' home. I lecture them a little, telling them they are beginning to
set up a good credit rating. Some have taken it to heart and done well.
Others who are anxious to get away from Mom and Dad so they can do
the alcohol and other drugs bit do not. I rent it furnished, by the week.
Easy in, easy out. The benefits of renting by the week are that with the
shorter rental period you soon know whether the tenants cannot pay.
Once they get behind it is almost impossible to catch up.
LOSING MONEY: I know some landlords are just trying to charge
enough in rent to cover the mortgage and people say even that is too
high. They aren't making money.

Hot topic Lake levels
WATER CONSERVATION: We read now that the South Florida Water
management wants us to conserve water. Why weren't they concerned
this winter while the Corps of Engineers was dumping 3 feet of water
into the ocean? The actions of the Corps are criminal, one inch of water
in Lake Okeechobee is 12 billion gallons, they dumped approximately 3
feet of precious water, when do the corps become accountable to us the
people instead of carrying out their own agenda, there is no danger of
the a giant storm during the winter our driest time of year, and the propa-
ganda they are putting out about the dike being in danger is just asinine.
Yes the dike needs repairs but there is no imminent danger, anyone that
knows the lake understands that the waterline is not up high on the dike,
ever! At 13 feet you could open the lock at J&S and the water would not
be anywhere near leaving the banks of the Rim Canal and sure would
not flood the surrounding area. Editor's note; We spoke with Gary Rit-
ter, director of South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD)
Okeechobee Service Center, and Luis Alejandro, hydraulic engineer the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Right after Tropical Storm Faye
the lake began to rise rapidly. We were still in hurricane season and a
lot of water was coming into the lake. Water was coming in from the
Kissimmee basin which had received a lot of rain. The new regulation
schedule calls for a range of 12.5 feet at the end of the dry season to
15.5 feet at the end of the wet season. On Sept. 4, 2008 the lake was at
14.68 and the Army Corps of Engineers started low level pulse releases
to the St. Lucie Canal and the Caloosahatchee River. The purpose of the
low level releases was to slow the rise of the lake and keep it below
the 15.5 level. As it was, it took 13 days for the pulse releases to catch
up with the inflow into the lake. The lake kept rising and on Sept. 17
had risen to 15.16. The level remained at 15.16 for several days, then
it began to fall. The low level releases to both estuaries continued off
and on until Dec. 15. At that time the lake was at 14.17. Intermittent low
level releases continued to the Caloosahatchee River to maintain the
salinity level until March 5. On that date the lake level was 12.61, close
to the allowable minimum. Higher lake levels are more of a concern on
the southeastern side of the lake than on the northern side. The locks
at J&S as well as the entire northern end of the lake are at a higher el-
evation than the southeastern part of the lake. Around Canal Point and
Belle Glade the elevation is 11 feet. Therefore, even at 12.5 feet the lake
is 1.5 feet above the level of the land on the southeastern side of the
lake. Mr. Ritter will glad to speak to anyone about lake levels. He may
be reached at 863-462-5260.
FISHERIES: If you are concerned about the fishing communities,
you should want the lake to be kept low until the native vegetation
around the edge of the lake has a chance to grow back. That vegetation
is killed when it is covered completely by water when the lake is high
-- as it was after Tropical Storm Faye. That vegetation is fish spawning
grounds. If the lake is not allowed to be low a good portion of the year,
the vegetation dies off and then we lose the fisheries. Fishermen who
understand the biology of the lake would not complain about the lake
getting low. A low lake part of the year is good for the fish. Think about
the future, not just one day's fishing trip.
HOW HIGH: I am not a fishing person. My kids could have made
that commercial that is on today... It has a little girl holding a frozen pack-
age of fish sticks and she looks at her mom and says "You fed me this?
Did you ever catch a minced fish?" How high do people WANT to see
Lake 0 and when was it like that? I know this area used to be considered
the Bass Fishing Capitol Of The World ... what was the level then? When
I first came here 20 years ago, I watched some of my neighbors load
chest freezers into a box truck one night... then I was told they were full
of frozen fish and on their way to Michigan. I guess they looked at it as a
hobby that paid off!
EVAPORATION: I believe I read somewhere that the lake loses about
half an inch a day to evaporation on a sunny day -- and it loses some to
evaporation even on a cloudy day. That means it can be down about a
foot a month just from evaporation, unless there is rainfall going into the
lake. So it is normal for the lake level to be falling this time of year. It's
evaporating. And a large shallow lake is going to lose water faster than a
deeper one. There is just so much surface area that the evaporation uses
uo a lot of water.


Letters to the Editor


Farm Bureau opposes
U.S. Sugar buyout
The Board of Directors of the
Okeechobee County Farm Bu-
reau supports Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation's opposition to
the proposed acquisition by the
South Florida Water Management
District of U.S. Sugar Corp. proper-
ties. While we remain firm in our


support of private owners' rights
to acquire, use and sell property,
we oppose acquisition of more
Florida lands by government.
As the state legislature grapples
with record revenue shortfalls, the
South Florida Water Management
District is trying to borrow $1.34
billion to put 300 square miles of
land in South Florida. This deal
will eventually cause thousands
of acres of currently productive


agricultural land to be removed
from local tax rolls -- even as the
State of Florida and local commu-
nities struggle to maintain fund-
ing to meet the basic needs of
their citizens.
This remains a project with-
out a plan and would likely draw
funding and focus away from the
Comprehensive Everglades Res-
toration Plan and other initiatives,
negating years of effort.


The ultimate cost of this pro-
posed buyout will far exceed the
$1.3 billion purchase price. Flori-
da citizens and communities will
suffer further at a time when they
are already suffering enough.
Sincerely,
Trey Whitehurst, President
Okeechobee County Farm
Bureau


Community Calendar


Submitted photo/Riverside National Bank

Hospice Fun Shoot
Riverside Bank sponsored a team for the Hospice of
Okeechobee fun shoot at Quail Creek Plantation. Heart-
land Advisory Board member Frank Irby led the team to
a third place victory. Pictured are Frank Irby, Jake Smith
(Elvie Posey's grandson), Elvie Posey and Bill Dover.


OCHD Report

Special needs shelter
By Vickie Elkins, director
of Nursing
Okeechobee Health Dept.
As hurricane season approach-
es, families should have a plan of
action in case of an emergency.
They should also determine if
anyone in the household would
be considered Special Needs in a
time of disaster.
While a shelter
should be your
choice of last re-
sort sometimes
there is no other
option.
TheOkeecho-
bee County
Health Depart-
ment operates Vickie Elkins
theSpecialNeeds
Shelter located at 1728 N.W Ninth
Ave. The Special Needs Shelter
provides residents, who depend
upon electrical equipment for
oxygen use, a place of refuge dur-
ing an emergency. The resident
should be accompanied by one
individual who provides personal
care and administers medication.
Other family members must seek
shelter at other locations due to
limited space. They will also need
to bring with them all their medi-
cines for two weeks, any personal
items, clothing, bedding such as
sheets, pillows and blankets and
food for approximately 72 hours.
Pre-registration for the Special
Needs Shelter must be completed
each year and begins in March.


Letters to those registered last
year will go out this month. It is
strongly encouraged to pre-regis-
ter with the Okeechobee County
Health Department by calling Ter-
ri Meyer at 863-462-5777. She will
ask some questions to complete
the pre-registration form which
will be reviewed on an individual
basis to determine if you qualify
for the Special Needs Shelter or
for the General Shelter.
It is also important to com-
municate with your Respiratory/
Oxygen supplier to let them know
where you will be and if you will
need extra tanks of oxygen, a
concentrator, or other respiratory
supplies.
Remember, don't wait until
there is a storm headed our way
to decide you might need to go
to a Shelter, it's your personal re-
sponsibility to keep yourself and
the ones you love safe. Be Pre-
pared.
If you have any questions about
our Special Needs please call the
Okeechobee County Health De-
partment at 863-462-5819.
Vickie Elkins is the Director
of Nursing for the Okeechobee
County Health Department.


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Wednesday
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group open
discussion 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m. The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.

Thursday
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North
Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun.
All types of sewing is welcome, such as quilting, applique,
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging. Bring your sewing
machines if you like to sew. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group basic text meeting 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W
Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the AreaAgency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call the program
coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at 863-763-5093.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-932-
8677.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or
weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5


The Green is Red,


White & Blue at the Fair


By Dan Culbert,
horticultural agent
UF/IFAS Extension Service
Okeechobee Service Center
Tucked away in a corner of the
Okeechobee County Fair entrance
tent are several classes of exhibits.
They represent the hard work of a
dedicated group of local residents
who are showing off their talents
in a number of creative areas.
I've been honored to assist
with the horticulture exhibits at
the Fair. While the number of
exhibits has not yet started to
"grow," I can assure you that the
quality has improved over the
past three years. Holly Mixon and
I were honored to serve as judges
for both the ornamental horticul-
ture exhibits and the vegetable
entries at this year's fair.
Today's column will announce
these winners, and if you haven't
been to the fair yet, please go, as
some of these items will be re-
moved when they are too faded
to show off.
Horticulture Classes
In Cacti and Succulents class,


first place in this youth division
went to Andrew King for his Jade
Plant cutting. Top adult exhibitor
was Mary Hench for her cactus
dish garden, while second place
was earned by Janice Trent for
her Christmas Cactus. Mrs. Hench
also entered a succulent dish
garden, but since this is a sec-
ond entry in the same division,
the judges could only offer her a
participation award. Next year,
we hope to see this division sepa-
rated into two categories.
Flowering Plant award win-
ner in the adult division was Jan-
ice Trent for her white begonia.
In the FERN category, she also
earned top honors for her Aspara-
gus Fern.
Orchids growers are defiantly
beginning to show their stuff.
Adult Division winner was Bar-
bara Hench for her monopodial
Phalaenopsis "Elizabeth Hayden."
Second place orchid was submit-
ted by David Hench for his hybrid
cane Dendrobium 'Rung roj red'
x Lady Pink). And keeping it all
in the family was the third place
adult orchid winner Mary Hench,
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chid, Epidendrum radicans.
The judges were presented
with some additional youth en-
tries that could not be placed in
any other category, so we twisted
the arms of the exhibit committee
and added a new category, Veg-
etable Transplants. This allowed
Chance Dean's collards plants to
take a first place award. He also
entered an okra plant that was
worthy of a participation award.
Vegetable Classes
The first class of vegetable ex-
hibits is the garden basket, where
exhibitors choose five different
kinds of produce from their gar-
dens and arranged it into an at-
tractive display for the fair. Youth
exhibitor Joey Allen took top hon-
ors with some carrots, jalapefios,


onions, potatoes, and white rad-
ishes from his garden. Adult Divi-
sion winner in this contest was
Jill Allen, who chose a delicious
assortment of beets, carrot, chard
lettuce, lettuce, and onion from
her garden. Sal Varri took second
place with a basket of five differ-
ent kinds of citrus found growing
in his organic grove.
A second class competition
was the produce plate, where
three examples of the same prod-
uct are entered. Three youth en-
tries battled it out for top honors
this year. Hanna Woods entered
carrots, which took the blue rib-
bon. Second place award went to
Joey Allen for his white hot rad-
ishes, and third place youth ex-
hibitor was Andrew King's sum-
mer radishes. Sal Varri entered a
plate of absolutely gorgeous "red
meat" radishes, and earned top
honors in the adult division com-
petition.
A third class is one of my favor-
ites -- the largest vegetable com-
petition. In this event, growers
submit the largest kind of vegeta-
ble they have in their garden, and
because a multiplier is applied


to the ounces of the product, it
is possible for smaller products
to beat out the bigger produce.
And the winners stay on a list of
the county's biggest vegetables,
which is updated each year.
In the youth division, Joey Al-
len's onion earned 28.8 pts (16
oz x 1.8) and earned blue ribbon
status, and beat out his previous
county onion record. Coming in
second with 1.36 pts was Andrew
King for his radish (0.8 oz x 1.7).
The adult competition had some
big ones as well: Janice Trent's
cabbage earned 30.2 pts (101
oz x 0.3), with Sal Varri's golden
beet garnering second place with
22.64 pts. (18.3 oz x 0.8).
The quality and creativity of
these exhibits has improved over
our first two years of the Fair,
however, what is missing is YOUR
entry. I have heard many com-
ments such as "mine is bigger,"
or "I have a nicer one of those in
my garden," but unless you enter
it, you will not win. Contact our
office if you need more advice
on growing bigger vegetables or
prettier ornamentals.


See ya at the Fair!
Be sure to visit the fair there
are lots of fun things to see and
do. The Youth Livestock show
ratchets up into full gear at the
end of this week, and will end
with the traditional livestock sale
of 4-H & FFA livestock on Satur-
day at 2 p.m. If you are hungry
and want to help the Okeechobee
Farm Bureau support their Young
Farmers and Rancher's program,
why not buy an advance ticket
from a 4-Her or FFA member for
$10. It promises to be one of the
best barbecues of the year, Satur-
day March 21, 1-5 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on horticulture or the Fair, please
email us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.
edu or call us at 863-763-6469. Lo-
cal residents can stop by our office
at 458 Hwy 98 North in Okeecho-
bee, and visit our Okeechobee
County Master Gardeners from 1
to 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


Tourney to benefit Bobby '0'


By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News
Saturday, March 21, a benefit
fishing tournament will be held to
benefit Bobby O'Bannon and his
family.
Mr. O'Bannon's wife Judy
passed away unexpectedly on
March 4, 2009, so to help out the
family 50 percent of the proceeds
from the tournament will go to
the family.
The tournament will be held
at Lock 7 on Lake Okeechobee. It
will begin at safe light and go until
3 p.m. The entry fee for the tour-
nament is $100, which includes
entrance into the Big Fish Pot.
One place for every five entries to
be paid back.
The Big Fish prize for the tour-
nament will be a rod and reel
combo. There will also be a 50/50
drawing at the weigh-in. Proceeds

Churches


Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peace Lutheran Church,
750 N.W 23rd Lane, will have
soup and sandwiches each
Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. un-
til Easter with a service to follow
at 7 p.m. Youth will meet 5:15 to
7:45 p.m. on Wednesday during
Lent. The regular schedule will
resume after Easter.
The United Methodist Men
of First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
will sponsor a smoked chicken
dinner on Friday, March 20 from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., take out only.
Delivery is available for 10 or
more dinners. The meal will also
be served from 4 to 7 p.m., dine
in or take out. The menu consists
of one quarter chicken, cole slaw,
baked beans, roll and dessert.
They are asking for a $6 donation
for adults and a $3 donation for
children. Tickets are available at
the church office or orders can be
placed to 863 763 2481 by 10:30
a.m. Thursday. Please include
contact name, phone number
and address for delivery on faxed
orders. All proceeds will benefit
the youth mission trip.
Okeechobee's local Christian
Churches present W Elmo Mer
cer and his lovely wife, Marcia,
in concert at Westside Chris-
tian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W, at
6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. A
free will offering will be taken. For
details contact, Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 863-357-6500.
Okeechobee Christian Church,
863 634 6797 or Westside Chris-
tian Church, 863 467 2278.
The Pentecostals of
Okeechobee, 405 SW. 10th
Avenue, are sponsoring Worship
Fest 2009 on Saturday, March 21
at 6 p.m. This community wide
sing will bring Christian musi-
cians from across our community
together for a night of singing and


from the drawing will also go to pound per minute penalty will
the family. be accessed for late returns, any
Take off for the tournament teams more than 15 minutes late
will be in the order that entries will automatically be disqualified.
are received. An 8 ounce penalty will also
Entry fees can be paid early at be applied for each dead fish
the Okeechobee Fishing Head- brought in.
quarters or at the boat ramp the In the case of a breakdown, a
day of the tournament, entry fees team member may return with
are CASH only, no checks will be another team to weigh in. Also
accepted. in case of a break down or emer-
There are no off limits, there agency, please call the tournament
will be no trolling, no wading, no director, Mike Krause at 863-634-
rods over 8 feet and artificial lures 8191.
only. Radios and cell phone use is
There is a 5 fish limit and 12 not allowed during the tourna-
inch minimum size limit. Teams ment except for emergencies. No
must not have over a 5 fish legal locating fish.
limit at any time during the tour- Drug and alcohol use will not
nament. be permitted during the tourna-
The fish brought in will be ment and weigh-in.
measured using the Golden Rule. Each boat must remain 50
Any short or oversized fish yards from any boat that is an-
brought to the scale will disquali- chored with trolling motor up.
fy the team from that event. A one The boats HP must not exceed


plan special events
music that will glorify Jesus our 806 N.W. Ninth Ave., will have a
Savior. Anyone who would like to Black History Program on Sun-
participate by singing or playing day, March 22. The program will
should call 863 634 4554 for infor- start at 3:30 p.m. and will feature
nation. The line up will include skit, song, poetry and more. The
solos, duets and group perform- public is invited to come and
ers. Any style of Christian music is enjoy the local talent and learn
welcome. Snacks and fellowship about local history.
will follow. The Youth of Peace Lutheran
Grace Brethren Church, 701 Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will
S. Parrott Ave., will present lesson present a dinner theatre on March
5 of the "At Calvary Series," Sun- 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
day March 22 at 10:30 a.m. "After Future Church Events
this, Jesus knowing that all things On Saturday, April 4,the day
were now accomplished, that the before Palm Sunday, the public is
Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, invited to join Abundant Bless-
I thirst." (John 19:28) What kind ings, 4550 U.S. 441 N. in a dinner
of thirst was Jesus experiencing? theater beginning at 5 p.m.
Though the obvious stands out, The Okeechobee News
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thirst we all have and are in need churches for this column. E-mail
of quenching. Everyone is invited okeenewsGnewszap.com or
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Participants are asked to
please use safe boating skills at
all times, unsafe acts will result in
disqualification. Life jackets and
kill switches must be worn while
the main engine is running.
All protests shall be made
within 15 minutes of the weigh-
in being closed. All protests must
also be submitted in writing and
submitted to the tournament di-
rector. In the case of a protest,
the tournament director will ask
for two random competitors to
review the rule in question. Poly-
graph testing will be required at
the tournament directors request.
All decisions of the tournament
director are FINAL.
To pre-register for this tour-
nament, head on down to the
Okeechobee Fishing Headquar-
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Obituaries


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ted to the Okeechobee News by
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books. A link to the obituaries is
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Anthony Richard
'Tony' Gehle
OKEECHOBEE Anthony Rich-
ard "Tony" Gehle, of Okeechobee,
died Thursday, March 12, 2009.
Born on Nov.
13, 1984, in West
Palm Beach, he
has been a resi-
dent of Okeecho- 4
bee since the
sixth grade and
graduated from
Okeechobee High
School
in 2003. He was actively in-
volved in the Sea Cadet program
while in school and has been work-
ing as a correctional officer at the
Okeechobee Correctional Institute.
He is survived by his daughter,
Catelyn Gehle of Okeechobee; par-
ents, Richard and Karen "Kaye" Geh-
le of Buckhead Ridge; brothers,
Sean O'Neill of North Palm Beach,
and Randy Gehle (Anette) of Beau-
mont, N.C.; and sisters, Renee (Joel)
Palmer of Germany and Rhonda
(Michael) Ensley of Morganton, N.C.
Also surviving is one niece, Cassidy
McArdle of Germany; and nephew,
Hunter Esley of Morgantown, N.C.
Friends may call at the Buxton Fu-
neral Home from 4-6 p.m. today,
March 18. Funeral services will be
conducted in the Funeral Home
Chapel on Thursday, March 19 at 11
a.m. with Art Turner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to a trust fund
in the name of Catelyn Gehle at any
Sun Trust Bank.
Condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.

Donald Earle
McGregor, 76
OKEECHOBEE Donald Earle
McGregor, of Okeechobee, died
March 14, 2009, in his home. He
was 76.
Born Nov. 7,
1932, in Muske-
gon, Mich., to
Clarence and
Marjorie McGre-
gor he came to
Okeechobee in
1984.
He proudly served our country in
the U.S. Air Force during the Viet-
nam War. He retired from the Air
Force as a Major with 20 years active
service. He attended services at
Christian Science of Sebring. He was
a member of the Masonic Lodge,
Shriners, River Acres Airdrome and
several other organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanita
McGregor; four sons, Larry, Ronald,
Robert and Michael; daughter, Diane
Ray; sister, Virginia Langlois; broth-
er, William McGregor; stepdaughter,
Donna Wortham; 17 grandchildren;
and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at
their home. A memorial with Ma-
sonic Services will be held 11 a.m.
Friday at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge.
Memorials may be made to the
Shriners Children's Hospital, Shriners
International Headquarters, 2900
Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.

Violet B. Schmitt, 85
OKEECHOBEE Violet B.
Schmitt, of Okeechobee, died March
16, 2009. She was 85.
She was born in Nevada, Ohio,
and was a formerly of Ft. Pierce. She
came to Okeechobee 8 years ago.
She was a retired bookkeeper and
member of the Ladies of the Eagles
in Ft. Pierce.
She was preceded in death by her
daughter, Connie Hamilton.
Survivors include her son-in-law,
Cornell "Sonny" Hamilton of Okee-
chobee; niece, Dalene Price of Ft.
Pierce; one grandchild; and two
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
March 19 at Hillcrest Memorial Gar-
dens in Ft. Pierce.
Guestbook may be signed at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee.


Frank Francis
Bucelwicz
OKEECHOBEE Frank Francis
Bucelwicz, of Okeechobee, died
Monday, March 16, 2009, in Rauler-
son Hospital.
Born April 14, 1914, in Boston,
Mass., he had been a resident of
Okeechobee from the last year and
was of the Catholic faith. He was an
avid coinsurer of fine food and en-
joyed yard work, wood working,
and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Stella; brother, Mickey; and sis-
ter, Margaret "Peggy."
He is survived by his sons, Kenneth
Bucell of Lighthouse Point, Dennis
P. Bucell of Buckhead Ridge, Okee-
chobee, Ronald (Margarete) of Del-
ray Beach; and Paul Bucell (Debbie)
of Woodstock, Ga.; daughter, Fran-
cis Dubois (Donald) of Rochester,
Mass.; 11 grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on
Friday, March 20, 2009, from 5 p.m.
until the time of service of 7 p.m. in
the Buxton Funeral home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.
Friends may send condolences to
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.

George W McAlister, 85
OKEECHOBEE George W.
McAlister, a winter resident of Okee-
chobee, died Monday, March 16,
2009, in Raulerson Hospital. He was
85.
Born Dec. 19, 1923, in Water Val-
ley, Ky., he had been a winter resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the last 20
years. He was a boilermaker by
trade and was a member of the Boil-
er Makers 169, Dearborn, Mich.,
Spring Lake Presbyterian Church,
Masonic Lodge-Grand Haven 139,
Michigan, visiting member of Okee-
chobee Blue Lodge, a 33rd Degree
Mason, Buckhead Ridge Moose
Lodge, Eastern Star, Scottish rite,
Shrine's Club and Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Ann; four sisters; and a baby
brother.
He is survived by his daughters,
Cheryl Anderson (Scott) of Sand
Lake, Mich., and Robin Huckabee of
Grand Haven, Mich.; grandsons,
Brad W. Anderson of Grand Rapids,
Mich., and Jonathon F. Anderson of
Virginia Beach, Va.; granddaughters,
Paula Chaney of Greenville, Mich.,
and Samantha Huckabee of Grand
Haven; seven great-grandchildren;
brother, Floyd McAlister (Verna) of
Palmersville, Tenn.; sister, Ambra
Armstrong of Wingo, Ky.; and com-
panion, Joyce Smith of Okeechobee.
The family received friends on
Tuesday, March 17, in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel. Services will
be held at a later date in Spring
Lake, Mich.
Condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.

Helen Josephine Hertel
OKEECHOBEE Helen Josephine
Hertel, of Okeechobee, died Thurs-
day, March 12, 2009, at her resi-
dence. She was
72.
Born July 4,
1936, in Bronx,
N.Y., she had
been a resident of
Okeechobee for V
the last 24 years.
She was an artist,
author, and enjoyed dancing, and
animals.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Alfred A. Hertel; parents,
Joseph and Josephine Fraser; and a
sister, Elizabeth Casadone.
She is survived by her daughter,
Barbara Vandercook (Charles) of
Okeechobee; son, James Hertel of
Palm Beach; granddaughter, Sierra
Vandercook (Mark Wright, fiance)
of Okeechobee; grandson, Jeffrey
Vandercook of Honolulu, Hawaii;
great-grandson, Cole Wright of
Okeechobee; nieces, Barbara Casa-
done, Mary Casadone, Nancy Casa-
done, and Jeanie Casadone, all of
New York.
The family will receive friends from
1 p.m. until the time of service at 2
p.m., Friday, March 20, in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


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Joseph Fredrick
Robas Jr., 62
OKEECHOBEE Joseph Fredrick
Robas Jr., of Okeechobee, died
Monday, March 16, 2009, in St. Mary
Hospital of West Palm Beach. He
was 62.
Born Feb. 22, 1947, in Wilmington,
N.C., he had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the last 10 years
and was a member of the Eagles.
He is survived by his wife, Paula
June Robas of Okeechobee; son, Jo-
seph F. Robas IllI (Anna) of Hot
Springs, N.C.; daughter, Michelle
Lynn Robas of Jasper, Ga.; grand-
children, Dayton and Deanne; and
brother, Richard Spivey Robas (Sue)
of Jackson, Tenn. In addition he is
survived by several aunts and uncles.
The family will receive friends Fri-
day, March 20, from 4-7 p.m. and
services will be Saturday at 11 a.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Quan-
tum House of West Palm Beach.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.

Lawrence G. Gangloff, 82
OKEECHOBEE Lawrence G.
Gangloff, died Sunday, March 15,
2009, in Lawnwood Regional Medi-
cal Center. He
was 82.
Born March 20,
1926 in Gulfport,
Miss., he had
been a resident of
Okeechobee
since 1988. He
served in the U.S.
Army Air Corp and the U.S. Army
serving in Germany. He was a pri-
vate pilot, enjoyed tinkering and
could fix anything.
He was preceded in death by a
daughter, Lynda; and brothers, Wal-
do, James, Richard, and Freddie.
He is survived by his loving wife of
32 years, Pam Gangloff of Okeecho-
bee; son, Larry Gangloff (Leah) of
Dallas, Texas; grandsons, Keith and
Paul, both of Slidell, Miss.; great-
granddaughter, Delilah of Slidell,
Miss.; and sisters, Cynthia Barlow
("Hot") of St. Cloud, Gail Dana, and
Katherine Music, both of Merritt Is-
land.
A Celebration of Life service will be
1 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2009 in
the Palm Village Ranch Club House,
1200 S.W. 44th Blvd. Friends may
send condolences at www.buxton-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th Street, Okeechobee.

William 'Willie' Ross
Ochsenbine, 18
OKEECHOBEE William "Willie"
Ross Ochsenbine, died Friday March
13, 2009, in his I
residence. He
was 18.
A five year resi-
dent of Okeecho-
bee, Willie was a
senior at Okee-
chobee High
School where he
was specializing in auto mechanics.
His hobbies included hunting and
fishing.
Born on May 22, 1990, in Canton,
Ohio, he was preceded in death by
his uncle, Scott Allen Hopkins and is
survived by his parents, Todd and
Amy Ochsenbine; brother, L. Todd
Ochsenbine; sisters, Ashley Ochsen-
bine and sister/cousin, Sierra Hop-
kins all of Okeechobee. In addition
he is survived by his paternal grand-
mother, Irene Ochsenbine of Miner-
va, Ohio; maternal grandparents,
George and Patsy Hopkins of Louis-
ville, Ohio; and maternal grand-
mother, Margaret Schneider of
Okeechobee. Also surviving are un-
cles, George Hopkins Jr. of Okee-
chobee, Ronnie McCarty of Minerva,
Ohio; and aunts, Tammy Jays (Joe)
of Buckhead Ridge and Terry Och-
senbine of Minerva, Ohio. There are
numerous other family members.
The family has requested that
casual attire be worn for the visiting
hours and services. Funeral services
will be conducted today, March 18,
2009, at noon in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel with burial following
in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral home and Crematory.
Condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.

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St. Patrick's Day Festival fun
(Right) Father Hugh Duffy unveiled a model of the new church planned for the Parish at
the annual St. Patricks Day celebration Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Okeechobee.
(lower left) Irish step dancing, fiddle playing and traditional mexican dancers highlighted
the entertainment. (upper left) Interested parishioners took a close look at the model of
the new Sacred Heart Church on Saturday.


Community Events


Highlands Social
Dance Club
The Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing on
Friday, March 20, from 7-9:30
p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club
on Sebring Parkway. Music will
be provided by the great party
band, Gary Filip & Friends. Free
ballroom dance instruction is
available at 6:30 p.m. Dance the
night away to waltzes, cha-chas,
foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and
other ballroom favorites. All Club
dances are open to the public.
Appropriate dress required. Ad-
mission is $5 for members and $7
for non-members. For more infor-
mation call 863-471-0559.

Autism support to
hold yard sale
The Okeechobee Autism sup-
port group will hold a benefit
yard sale on Friday, March 20, be-
ginning at 8 a.m. The sale will be
held at 548 S.E. 37th Terrace (di-
rectly behind Everglades Elemen-
tary)
Money raised will be used to
raise awareness in small func-
tions and operating of the support
group.

Pancake breakfast at
Lakeport Fire
Department
The Lakeport Volunteer Fire
Department will hold an all you
can eat pancake breakfast on
March 21, at 7 a.m., at their fire
station in Lakeport. All money
collected is to purchase future
equipment. The breakfast will
feature pancakes, sausage patties
and coffee or iced tea until they
are sold out. Price is $3 for all you
can eat. Come out and support
the Lakeport Volunteer Fire De-
partment.

Relay for Life
fundraiser
The City of Okeechobee's Re-
lay for Life team "Hunt for a Cure"
will hold a fundraiser at City Hall
on Saturday, March 21, from 8
a.m. until 1 p.m. Included in the
fundraiser will be a bake sale, car
wash, and rummage sale. All pro-
ceeds go to benefit Relay for Life
and the American Cancer Society.

Fancy ME! (machine
embroidery) meeting
If you have an embroidery ma-
chine, plan to buy one or are just
interested in the concept, please
join us at our next meeting. It will
be held on Saturday, March 21,
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the
Red Cross classroom, 323 N. Par-
rott Avenue. Bring your machine
and lunch for a fun-filled day. Me-
tallic thread is known to present
a special challenge to machine
embroidery so we decided we
would take that on as a group
project this month. Bring a couple
of your designs and your metallic
threads to see what you can cre-
ate. For more information please
call Joan at 863-467-0290 or Corry
at 863-467-2231.


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The Okeechobee Model Air-
plane Club is hosting a "Meet and
Greet Fly-In" on March 21, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain Date is March
28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at their local
flying field located at N.E. 80th Av-
enue, this is the road off of Route
70 East that leads back to Thun-
dercross Motocross Track. This
event is open to the public and
for the public to try their hand at
flying a Radio Control Model Air-
craft under the expert supervision
of one of our instructor pilots. Ad-
mission is FREE as are the flights
which will be provided courtesy of
the Okeechobee Model Airplane
Club. There is lots of free park-
ing, so bring your friends along!
Hot dogs and soft drinks will be
available for a minimal fee. Also
scheduled at noon for your enjoy-
ment will be an Aerobatic Model
Airplane demonstration which is
a must see event. This will be a
real fun day; anyone interested
is encouraged to come out, grab
one of our 'Buddy Boxes" and
try their hand at flying these air-
craft. Other Radio Control Model
Aircraft will also be on display.
Please come out, meet our pilots
and experience a different kind of
sport first hand!
If you have any questions
about this event, Model Aviation
or the Okeechobee Model Air-
plane Club please contact Bob
Bales at 863-763-8367 or visit our
website at: http://omac.embarqs-
pace.com/#. Meetings are the
first Monday of the month (Oct
to May) at 7 to about 8:30 p.m. at
the Peace Lutheran Church Youth
Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Ln., Okeecho-
bee.


Farm Bureau sponsors
27th annual
scholarship barbecue
The Okeechobee County Farm
Bureau will be sponsoring their
27th Annual Young Farmers and
Ranchers Scholarship Barbecue
this year on Saturday, March 21,
at the Agri-Civic Center on Hwy
70 East. The 4-H and FFA Live-
stock Sale will be starting at 2
p.m. The barbecue will begin at 1
p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Tickets are
$10 per person and can be pur-
chased at the Farm Bureau office,
the Okeechobee Extension Of-
fice, and from any FFA member.
Tickets can also be purchased at
the 4-H concession stand March
14-20 and on the day of the bar-
becue. For more information call
863-763-3101. All proceeds go
towards the Young Farmers and
Ranchers Scholarship fund.

Orchid Club to meet
The Orchid Club of Okeecho-
bee will meet on Monday, March
23, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Of-
fice, 458 Highway 98 North. The
club will talk about preparing
for spring. Members and guests
are invited to bring an orchid for
show and tell. The Garden Club
will met at 6 p.m. For more infor-
mation please call the extension
office at 863-763-6469.

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New Horizons gathers to


support kids campaign


The Okeechobee Friends of
New Horizons of Okeechobee
and the Treasure Coast recently
gathered for an update on the
recent groundbreaking of the "4
Our Kids" capital campaign. Also
on the agenda was an update on
New Horizons 50th Anniversary
Celebration Dinner and Dance
which was held in the fall.
Cathleen Owen, the new Di-
rector of Fund Development for
New Horizons was introduced
at the meeting by Patricia Daum,


who has decided to retire from
that position.
The "4 Our Kids" capital
campaign will support the new
Children's Crisis Unit which will
be constructed on Midway Road
in Ft. Pierce. The center will pro-
vide emergency treatment for
boys and girls ages 6-17 who are
experiencing a mental health
or substance abuse crisis. Chil-
dren from Indian River, Martin,
Okeechobee and St. Lucie Coun-
ties will be served-


For additional information
about New Horizons or the "4
Our Kids" capital campaign call
Cathleen Owen at 772-468-4076
or visit our web site at www.
nhtcinc.org.
New Horizons of Okeecho-
bee and the Treasure Coast is
a non-profit organization that
provides mental health care and
substance abuse treatment for
children and adults living in In-
dian River, Martin, Okeechobee
and St. Lucie Counties.


Submitted photo
Recognition plaque is presented to Gilbert Chevrolet for their generous Sponsorship of
New Horizons 50th Anniversary Dinner and Dance. From the left are New Horizons Friends
Ida Clemmons, Sheriff Paul May, Marie Culbreth (accepting on behalf of Gilbert Chevro-
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Tiffany Parrow is Rotary


Student of the Month


By Chauna Agullar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotar-
ians honored their student of the
month for March, Tiffany Parrow
at their luncheon on Tuesday,
March 17.
She is a senior at Okeecho-
bee High School where she
works diligently in her law stud-
ies courses with teacher Quenten
Pritchard, who nominated her for
the honor of being the student of
the month.
Mr. Pritchard stated, "Miss Par-
row is an excellent student and
a responsible and mature young
woman. I can always count on
her to do her best, to give me her
opinions and to serve as a fine
example for the other students."
Miss Parrow is an active mem-
ber in the OHS Beta Club and
outside of school she has worked
with AWANA at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee since she
was in seventh grade and she has
participated in AWANA since she
was three years old. Her idea of
service above self is to help oth-
ers in any way before you help
yourself.
Awana helps churches and
parents worldwide raise children
and youth to know, love and
serve Christ! We do this through:
fully integrated programs for
ages 2 to 18; the best evangelism
tools to reach unsaved children,
youth and families; teaching that
builds an enduring biblical faith;
resources bringing churches and
parents together to disciple the
next generation; and initial and
ongoing volunteer training.
She will be receiving the high-
est honor, Citation Award, from
AWANA next month. The Citation
Award represents a minimum of
10 years worth of hard work and
service. The Citation is their re-
ward for having spent countless
hours attending group meetings,
working with children, getting


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian Queen Maureen Budjinski (left) presented the Ro-
tarian Student of the Month for March, Tiffany Parrow (cen-
ter) with her award at their Tuesday, March 17, meeting where
she was accompanied by OHS principal Mrs. Toni Wlersma
(right).


involved in their communities,
completing 10 years of biblically
grounded curriculum and learn-
ing more than 700 Bible verses.
Miss Parrow's name will ap-
pear on a wall in Chicago for
achieving the qualifications for
this honor.
She has donated her time
through AWANA working at the
summer camp in Lake Denton
totaling 586 community service
hours. She enjoys helping kinder-
garten through second graders
learn about God and the stories
of the Bible. She also helps them
learn the right thing to do to help
others and how to treat others.
After high school she plans on
attending the Florida Gulf Coast
University in Fort Myers where
they have a top program in Foren-
sic Science. She chose forensic
science because it is an interest-
ing field that has many different
areas that she can branch into.
She has visited the school
where she was impressed by the
criminal lab and high level of ed-
ucation offered.
The Rotary Student of the
Month program is a project


where the Okeechobee Rotary
Club honors one OHS senior
each month who presents char-
acter centered on the Rotary In-
ternational motto "service above
self."
This award is not based on ac-
ademic performance alone, but
rather a student's commitment to
their community.
As a Rotary Student of the
Month, one of the students will
be chosen to receive one of the
Rotarian college scholarships
that they present at the end of the
academic year.
The Rotary Student of the
Month is chosen by staff at OHS
for their outstanding achieve-
ments especially regarding "Ser-
vice Above Self."
Rotary International is a
worldwide organization of busi-
ness and professional leaders that
provide humanitarian service to
encourage high ethical standards
in all vocations and help build
goodwill and peace in the world.
For more information on join-
ing the local Okeechobee Rotary
Club, contact Maureen Budjinski
at 863-484-0110.


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Continued From Page 1
nel said they collected 6,000 pills
that would be worth an estimated
$30,000 if sold illegally on the
street.
Local law enforcement offi-
cials said the operation was a "re-
sounding success."
The operation was staged due
to the influx of illegally obtained
prescription pills throughout the
area. While many addicts get
their pills by doctor shopping,
young pill users get them by sim-


Volunteers
Continued From Page 1
He noted volunteers are becom-
ing more and more important
to the health of the healthcare
system, "With the challenges fac-
ing our industry, more than ever,
America's hospitals need volun-
teers. They are a special breed,
from all age groups and all walks
of life, who unselfishly offer their
time and energy in service to oth-
ers. They touch the lives of those
around them in such wonderful
ways."


ply going to the medicine cabinet
of family members and stealing
them.
Merely flushing the unwanted
medications down the toilet is
not safe since they not only pol-
lute ground water, but create
drug-resistant bacteria. All of the
collected medications will be dis-
posed of in an ecologically safe
manner.
Operation Safe Medicine Cabi-
net was a joint effort between the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and the Okeecho-
bee Narcotics Task Force.

Schultz won a gift certificate
from a local restaurant, a bou-
quet of flowers and a prime park-
ing spot for the next year. She will
also have her name placed on the
wall at the entrance to the hospi-
tal as volunteer of the year.
Other volunteers nominated
this year included Chris Boy-
ette, Kathryn Litteral, Martha
Van Hoose, Marion Barrett, Mae
Douglas, Hazel LaLonde, Kath-
leen Dinkle, and Betty Craig. Lee
also recognized last year's winner
Carol Grosvenor.
Each volunteer received a cer-
tificate of appreciation and were
treated to a late afternoon buffet.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Gail Schultz accepts award as volunteer of the year from hos-
pital CEO Robert Lee.


Rodeo
Continued From Page 1
Kaycee Feild, Elk Ridge, Utah, and
Brandon Holmes, Livingston, Ala.,
both scored 80 and finished in
third place. Both men took home
$448.87. There were 23 entrants
into the bareback riding event.
Trey Austin III, Richland,
Miss., took the championship
in the steer wrestling event. He
downed a steer in 4.3 seconds
to earn $1,150.21. Brad Hartt of
Sebring finished second. His best
time was 4.4 seconds. He earned
$852.75. Hartt finished near the
top of the standings on the South
Eastern Rodeo Circuit in 2008.
Jake Thomas, Ranger, Ga., tied
for second with a time of 4.4 sec-
onds. He also took home $852.75.
There were 29 entrants in the
steer wrestling competition.
The team of Jimmy Tanner, Tif-
ton, Ga., and Kyle Lawrence, An-


dalusia, Ala., won the team rop-
ing competition by just 1/10th of a
second. Their time of 4.8 seconds
earned the pair $1,122.90. Brad-
ley Massey, Perry, Fla., and Justin
Johnson, Live Oak, Fla., finished
second with a time of 4.9 sec-
onds. They took home $701.81.
Forty-six cowboys took part in the
team roping event this year.
Josh Hunt, Clinton, Miss., won
the Saddle Bronc Riding event
with a score of 84. He earned
$1,178. TyAtchison, Martin, Tenn.,
one of the top money winners on
the South Eastern Circuit in 2008,
finished second with a score of
82. Curtis Garton, Kaitaia, New
Zealand, also tied for second.
Both men took home $736.25.
Twenty-two cowboys competed
in the saddle bronc riding this
year.
There was a three-way tie for
the tie down roping this year. Rick
Greiner, Highmore, S.D., Ron-
nie Davis, Norman Park, Ga. and
Garrett Beach, Auria, Mo., all had


times of 8.5 seconds. Each man
earned $1,208. Bobby Mudd,
Lake Charles, La. finished fourth
with a time of 8.7 seconds. Jona-
than Carrell, Bonifay, Fla., and
Jeff Clair, St. Cloud, Fla., also had
times under 10 seconds and fin-
ished in the money. There were
44 entrants in the tie down roping
this year.
Sixty-five cowgirls entered the
barrel racing competition this
year which was won by Tammy
Bruso, Dothan, Ala., with a time
of 17.49 seconds. She earned
$1,241. Deb Brannon, Alturas,
Fla. finished second with a time
of 17.71 seconds. She earned
$1,064.48. Wendy Culberson of
Okeechobee, finished third with a
time of 17.77 seconds. She earned
$887.06. Ronda Butler finished
fourth and Megan Warren, from
Florida, finished fifth in the barrel
racing event.
Friday Wright II, Moss Point,
Miss., won the bull riding aboard
Mackenzie's Black with a score


of 84 points. He won $1,065.90.
Michael Riggs Jr., Claxton, Ga.,
finished second with a score of
77 points which earned $807.50.
Justin Clint Koon, Russellville,
Ark., was third with a score of 74.
Twenty-eight cowboys entered
the bull riding event this year.
Judges of the rodeo included
Fritz Brewer and Kirt Hancock.
Jody Cox and Danna McFarland
were timers. Jerry Todd was the
rodeo announcer. Ben Lee and
Kevin Ellis were rodeo clowns and
bullfighters. Rudy Burns served
as Barrelman and Steve Whaley
as Flankman. Shoat Montsdeoca
and Seth Louthan were pickup
men. Mary Montsdeoca was are-
na secretary.


SFWMD's beginnings tied to Okeechobee County Courthouse


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A major south Florida regional
governmental agency had its be-
ginning at the historic Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse.
This year South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
is celebrating its 60th anniversa-
ry. While the first SFWMD Board
of Governors was sworn in on
July 14, 1949, the organization
actually owes its existence to a
meeting of three to four hundred
people held at the courthouse on
Oct. 6, 1947.
U.S. Senator Claude Pepper
attended the meeting which
was sponsored by the Florida
Cattlemen's Association to work
out a better drainage program.
According to the Okeechobee
News of Oct. 10, 1947, the group
convened at the courthouse at
10:30. Then they immediately
adjourned and formed a motor-
cade to view flooded areas on
the north and west shores of the


lake. After the tour they went
to the ranch of C.S. Cornelius,
president of the Okeechobee
Cattleman's Association for a
barbecue. After the barbecue
the crowd returned to the court-
house for a meeting that lasted
almost until dark.
Senator Pepper stated he was
going to see President Harry Tru-
man to urge him to make an
emergency allotment of funds to
begin construction of flood con-
trol projects.
At this 1947 meeting a com-
mittee was formed. According to
the plaque at the entrance to the
courthouse "This committee rep-
resented the area before all state
and national agencies and the
public until the project was ap-
proved in Washington and state
legislation was enacted forming
the Central and Southern Florida
Flood Control District in 1949."
In time the name of the orga-
nization was changed to South
Florida Water Management Dis-


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This plaque, commemorating the formation of a committee
that was the forerunner of the Central and Southern Florida
Flood Control District, stood for many years at the entrance
to the Okeechobee County Courthouse. It has been removed
as part of the courthouse renovation project and will be re-
placed when the renovation project Is completed.


trict and its duties expanded from
flood control to include maintain-
ing South Florida's water supply,
improving water quality and re-
storing the natural system.


Laying the foundation for SF-
WMD is only one of the historic
events that took pace in the 1926
courthouse which is currently
undergoing restoration.


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Annual Art Fest brings out local artists


The third annual 2009 Top of
the Lake Art Fest, held on Feb.
28, and March 1, was a wonder-
ful success this year despite the
cold front that went through on
the final day.
The two-day event showcased
fine artists from all over the state,
as well as local and student art-
ists. This juried art show pre-
sented a host of awards to many
talented artists. The art fest also
provided great entertainment on
both days, ending with a concert
in the park on Sunday.
Four judges had the daunting
task of judging the fine art. Judg-
ing the booth artists were Rick
Seguso of Royal Palm Beach and
Lee Leger of Fort Myers. Pho-
tographer Steven Karafyllakis of
West Palm Beach, took home
the top prize of Best in Show.
This award-winning photogra-
pher has participated each year
at the Top of the Lake Art Fest.
Judges' Choice was awarded to
local artist, Lynn Early; first place
in 2-D art Diane Richmond Hall,
Okeechobee; second place,
Kathie Papasso, Okeechobee.
In the photography division,
first place was awarded to Burke
and Carter Even of Lake Placid,
and second place to Rafael
Pacheco, Okeechobee.
Fawn McNeil Barr of Okeecho-
bee had the honor to judge the
adult gallery division. Best of
show went to Colleen Schultz.
Other prizes awarded: Oil Paint-
ing: first place, Bea Doone-Mer-
ena; second place, Dana Smith.
Watercolor: first place, Colleen
Schultz; second place, Carol
Billings. Acrylic: first place, Sa-
mantha White; second place,
Sharon Burk. Drawing/Pastels:
first place, Marilyn Weir; second


place, Pam Jackson. Mixed Me-
dia, first place, Sharon Burk; sec-
ond place, Ernie Wayman. First
place in photography went to
Pam Jackson. Adult artists receiv-
ing excellence awards were Nita
Soloman, Maureen Rath, Crystal
Rhoden, Andrew Collarin, Bea
Doone Merena and Pam Jack-
son. Honorable Mention awards
went to: Ann Quinn, Christopher
Buske, William Kakritz and Col-
lette Papasso. Fawn also judged
the calendar artists from the
Okeechobee Rehabilitation Cen-
ter. First place went to Lavon
Whitaker and Pauline Tuttle took
home second place.
E.W. Wes Ringstaff traveled
from Moore Haven to judge the
student division. Best of show
was awarded to Osceola Middle
School student, Haley Starnes.
High School Division awards
were given in the following cat-
egories: Painting-first place, Isa-
bella Penido, Okeechobee High
School; second place, Rodzebies
S., Washington County School;
Drawing-first place Devon S.,
Washington County School; sec-
ond place, Jonathan S., Wash-
ington County School.
Middle School Division
awards were given in the fol-
lowing categories: Painting-first
place, Cameron White, Yearling
Middle School; second place,
Haley Starnes, Osceola Middle
School. Elementary School Di-
vision awards were as follows:
Drawing-first place, Dylan Hodg-
es, Central Elementary; Beading/
Weaving Division- first place,
Jayce Smith, Pemayetv Emahakv
Charter School; second place
Mallorie Thomas, Pemayetv
Emahakv Charter School.
All other students received an


excellent (E) or honorable men-
tion (HM). Okeechobee High
School: Renee Almond (E) and
Isabella Penido (HM). Washing-
ton County School: Sunny S. (E),
Cotty H. (HM), James F. (E), Ja-
mie C. (HM), Marquette D. (E),
Brian N. (E), Joshua M. (HM), A.
Jackson, (E), Dole D. (HM), Noel
S. (HM). Pemayetv Emahakv
Charter School: Robert Fudge
(E), Joshua Greenbaum (E), Ai-
yana Tommie (E), Ruby Osceola
(HM), Tyra Baker (HM), Crysten
Smith (HM), Shaela French (E),
Keria French (HM), Allison Go-
pher (E).
Artist Colleen M. Schultz's
Best of show watercolor "Sounds
of Peace Happiness" was also
chosen to be the image of the of-
ficial 2010 Top of the Lake Fest
Poster.
Topping off the art fest were
two days of great entertain-
ment. Saturday morning began
with dancing in the street by
the award winning Leslie Dance
Studio Dancers. Entertainment
continued throughout the day
with nationally recognized flutist
Carl Adams, who also entertain-
ment both days at the gallery
tent; awarding winning Sounds
of Sebring Harmonizing Quar-
tet; Okeechobee's own violinist
John Olson, with special guest
Valeriah Pulumina of Moscow
on the piano; and singer/song-
writer Jeanie Fitchen entertained
the crowd with her smooth folk
music.
It was cold and windy on
Sunday but that did not dampen
the music in the air. The art fest
ended with a dynamic concert in
the park with music provided by
Billy Bones. Billy Bones is South
Florida's premier contemporary


musician and
entertainer.
He is a talent-
ed artist who
showcased his
superb abili-
ties as a vocal-
ist and on the
saxophones,
flute, harmon-
icas, and per-
cussives. You
could hear his
music all over
the park and
those attend-
ing enjoyed s
the afternoon t s
of entertain- Best of show a
ment0 the Lake Art Fes
The Top Osceola Middle
of the Lake Haley Starnes i
Art Fest also SIon.
provided chil-
dren's art ac-
tivities including the table top
mural, and Plaster Playtime.
Jan Fehrman, author was in
the adult gallery selling her ac-
claimed children's books. There
was also an art drawing with art
donated by artists Fawn McNeil
Barr and Rafael Pacheco. A silent
action of artist Diane Richmond
Hall's painting was also part of
the weekend. The art fest was
topped off by a great variety of
food.
Thanks go out to all of the
2009 Top of the Art Fest Spon-
sors! Okeechobee Main Street
Corporate Sponsors are: Aaron's
Sales and Lease; Audibel Hear-
ing Care Center; Big Lake Can-
cer Center; Cheney Brothers;
Edward Jones Investments; First
Bank and Trust of Indiantown;
Florida Blood Centers; Law Of-
fices of Hoskins and Turco; Sea-


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Bank and Sy-
frett Feed. Art
Fest Sponsors
were: Accu-
rate Insur-
ance; Susan
Pete Clem-
ons; Law
Offices of
Philip DeBe-
rard; Leslie's
Dance Studio;
Okeecho-
bee Health
Care Facility;
Okeechobee
mitted photo/OKMS The Maga-
the 2009 Top of zine; Pristine
was awarded to Properties;
School student, Raulerson
the student divi- Hospital; Tat-
toos with
Style; and The
Alarm Com-
pany. The children's table top
mural was sponsored by ABWA,
Women of Tomorrow Chap-
ter. The Tourism Development
Council of Okeechobee and the
Palm Beach Post also supported
the art fest.
Top of the Lake Art Fest would
like to thank Corp. Keith Strip-


ling and the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office for providing stor-
age for our valuable works of art
and the manpower to build the
gallery. Bridgette Waldau, chair
of the art fest would like to thank
Maureen Burroughs, OKMS pres-
ident, Terry Burroughs, OKMS
treasurer, Kathleen Shatto, en-
tertainment director, the OKMS
Arts and Cultural committee and
all the volunteers who helped
throughout the art fest.
Top of the Lake Art Fest would
also like to thank Billy Dean of
WOKC/100.9 FM, Okeechobee
News, Okeechobee The Maga-
zine, and Okeechobee Penny-
saver for coverage of this event.
Thanks also goes out to the
City of Okeechobee for permis-
sion to hold the event in lovely
Flagler Park and also thanks to
the Okeechobee City Police for
keeping a watchful eye on our
venue.
Go to OKMS's website for pic-
tures of winning art, judges and
entertainer information, along
with all the activities at the 2009
Top of the Lake Art Fest. 2010
Top of the Lake Art Fest will take
place next year on February 27
and 28, 2010.


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10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Girls tennis defeats Sebring


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two senior leaders showed
their skill Monday as they helped
will Okeechobee High School
Girls Tennis Team to a tough 5-2
victory over the Lady Blue Streaks
of Sebring.
Kari Berger and Shaina Rag-
amat were both extended to a
third set for the first time this year
as they won tight matches to give
Okeechobee the momentum they
needed to win.
Berger defeated Kelsie John-


son 6-3, 4-6, and 7-5. Shaina Rag-
amat outlasted Kaley Walter 6-1,
2-6, and 6-4.
"Our two seniors really pulled
through for us tonight," Tennis
Coach Morgan Ungerott said,
"Sebring really fought tough and
made it a close match, but our
experience and leadership at the
top of the lineup proved to be too
much for our opponents."
Alisha Wilcox won a third
singles match for Okeechobee in
a little easier fashion. She bested
Alyssa Kariofyllis 6-3, and 6-4.
Sebring took the other two sin-


gles matches with Kelsey Tucker
defeating Katie Walker in straight
sets, 6-0, and 6-3. Shana Bassett
defeated Katherine Ragamat in a
long marathon, 6-4, 4-6, and 6-0.
"Alisha played a great match
and pulled it out in the only two-
set match of the evening," Un-
gerott said.
Okeechobee swept the dou-
bles matches to wrap up the
victory. The team of Berger and
Walker got by Johnson and Walter
8-6. The team of Shaina Ragamat
and Wilcox defeated Kariofyl-
lis and Bassett in another tough


match, 9-7.
"The match was close and
we needed one of those doubles
matches. Our girls pulled together
as a team and got the victory for
us," Ungerott added, "This was a
great warm up for the upcoming
matchups."
The girls (7-1), travelled to
Port St. Lucie on Tuesday and
visit South Fork on Thursday. The
girls' next home match is Mon-
day, March 23, against Avon Park.
Match time is 4:30 p.m.


Submitted photo
Rough Riders, the Next Generation
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enjoyed their first trail ride. The club is called "the next
generation" because many of the members' parents were
in the original Rough Riders Horse 4-H Club.


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
Boys Tennis Team had their sev-
en match winning streak ended
Monday when they visited anoth-
er unbeaten squad, the Sebring
Blue Streak.
Only number one seed Corey


White could avoid defeat as
Okeechobee fell, 6-1. White bat-
tied into a third set before besting
Abhi Scetherial 4-6, 6-1, and 6-2.
After that the afternoon went
downhill quickly for Okeecho-
bee.
Unbeaten Zach Fowler was
defeated in straight sets by Mike


Reed 6-4, 7-6. Number three seed
Alex Nielson also fell in straight
sets, 6-3, and 6-1. Max Norman
was blown out by Nikhil Raguve-
ra 6-0, 6-1. Kyle Lunt was defeated
by Vihanz Nakhice, 6-0, 6-3.
Sebring also swept the dou-
ble's matches. The team of Redd
and Komisar defeated White and


Chris Wegman 8-1. The team of
Horta and Raguvera defeated
Okeechobee's Nielson and Nor-
man, 8-3.
The boy's team travelled to
Port St. Lucie on Tuesday and
South Fork on Thursday. The boys
next home match is Monday,
March 23, against Avon Park.


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home in gated adult commu-
nity in SW Okeechobee.
Room and board, plus sala-
ry. Also need part-time com-
panions to relieve the live in
care taker a few days a
week. Start in April. Only ma-
ture female applicants con-
sidered. Must provide
references and pass back-
ground check. Call
(863)467-5553. Leave mes-
sage if no answer
How fast can your car
oa? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.



DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)467-2917
or (863261-6425
License# 98 #1126

? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775


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SEMINOLE TRIBE
OF FLORIDA


Department of Fire Rescue
Accepting applications for the position of:
Firefighter/Paramedic
(Part-time and Full-time positions available)

**Positions may be located on the Hollywood,
Brighton, Immokalee or Big Cypress Reserva-
tion, or as deemed necessary.

Applicants must submit the following documents at
time of application.

* State of Florida Firefighter II certification per
Florida Statutes.
* State of Florida Paramedic certification per Florida
Statutes.
* State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician
certification per Florida Statutes.
* Emergency Vehicle Operators Course certification-
"E.VO.C".
* Valid Florida Drivers License-Class D or above
* High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
* Social Security Card
* Birth Certificate (must be 21 years of age by May 1,
2009).
* Proof of citizenship or permanent residence.

Candidates are required to pass a written exam,
physical agility test, medical exam, drug screening
and comprehensive background investigation.

Salary: $ 42.365.03 plus:

* Rescue Diver certification incentive *Driver Opera-
tor certification incentive Comprehensive benefits
package 24/72 schedule


Instructions: Download application
www.seminoletribe.com Or contact Human
at 954-966-6300 ext 11136


Applications
March 9th


form (&
Resources


will be accepted in person from
thru March 27th from 8:00am to


6:00pm Monday to Friday at:


Big Cypress Reservation- Fire
Rescue Department
Jimmy Cypress Public Safety Building
30280 Josie Billie Hwy
Big Cypress, Florida 33440
Contact Telephone Numbers (863) 983-2150 or
(863) 805-5450

All applicants must bring originals of all required
certificates and documentation at time of application.
Copier will be provided. Incomplete applications
will not be processed. All applications mailed, faxed
or received by any other method will not be processed.
For further information contact the Department of
Fire Rescue at: 863-983-2150 or 863-805-5450 Mon -
Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm.


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leads you to the best
produds and services.


Florida Photo
IDs
Elliot's Quik Foto
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553


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 9 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 & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



APARTMENT DRYER small -
Works Great. $30.
(863)447-0785
REFRIGERATOR Cream col-
or, with ice maker $125
(863)467-5756 Lv Msg.
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 18
cu ft white runs / looks good
$150. (863)612-5333
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
$500 (863)467-9048
WASHER Kenmore Heavy
Duty 60 Series. WORKS
GREAT. $75.
(863)447-0785



MICROWAVE OVEN $10.00
(863)467-4567
MICROWAVES FOR sale (2) -
Both in good working condi-
tion. $25 a piece. $25/or
best offer. (863)675-1410
STOVE White electric. Good
working condition. Please
call if interested. $150/or
best offer. (863)675-1410


GLASS DISPLAY 2 glass
shelf,6' long in excellent con-
dition, $250.
(239)410-6870


MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle, runs great, $900 invest-
ed, reduced from $400 to
$325. (863)467-4551
Schwinn Bicycle 1955, MINT
Cond. Paid $1000 asking
$600 (863)467-5756
WOMAN's Bicycle, like new,
$75 firm, see at American
Leg ion at your convenience
(520)256-7188


METAL CARPORT 12x35 -
$1700. (217)304-0130
(863)983-8118



OAK CABINETS complete,
Jenn- Air cooklop/dble oven,
all good $100
(863)675-2491


RUGS Matching, Hand wov-
en. Wool. Hall Runner, Oval,
Rectangle & New Lg. 9'x11'
All for $450 (863)467-8140


3 PC Cabelas Mossy Oak Crib-
set Excellent condition.
$50/firm. (863)763-4349
(863)261-4498
BABY CLOTHES and toys -
call for info. $10/firmn.
(863)261-3699
JUMPEROO Rainforest by
Fisher Price. Excellent con-
dition. $40. (863)634-7905


Flags (150 decorative. 80-
30 x 40. 70 12 x 15"
$200 for all, very nice.
863-675-6556 LaBelle



COMPUTER DESK Excellent
condition 3'W X 4'H 18"deep
$75. (863)763-4920
DELL LATITUDE C640 Laptop
including laptop bag -
$250. (239)590-5721
DESKTOP TOWER Fast Dell
XP Pro NEW refurb, must
sell. $125. (863)517-2782


1/4" Glass Table & 6 Parsons
Chairs Beautiful, Must see!
$400. (561)799-0161
BAR STOOLS (2) Pair -
creamy beige, swivel, leather
like. $35.00 for both
(863)467-8681 Okeechobee
Beautiful Rec 1/2 Glass 6'
Table on glass pedistal w/6
Cream color parsons chairs
$400 (561)799-0161 PBG
BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -
Has cubby/fort also. pd
1200 $400/or best offer.
(863)532-0257
CERAMIC TABLE & 6 white
wooden chairs $250/or
best offer (863)634-0907
COFFEE TABLE 2 tier, rattan,
glass top, oval, with 2 end
tables, $75. (863)675-3016
COUCH AND Chair old brown
set, good condition $100.
(863)634-1608
COUCH, LOVESEAT and chair
- green with red strips, fairly
new, good condition $600.
(863)634-1608
DARK BROWN sofa and love
seat Like New!Beautiful.
1/3 of new price $800/or
best offer. (863)634-2582
DINING ROOM Set Cream
color, 4 padded chairs, very
good condition, $250.
(239)410-6870
DOUBLE PILLOW top mattress
- only a month old. call for
info. $1000/or best offer
(863)261-3699
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
White wash wood w/ glass
shelves. 9'w 6' 6" Tall.
$400 634-3312.
FORMAL DR.TABLE,HUTCH,6
chairs light oak w/Ig. leaf
$1200/firm. (863)357-4422
(863)447-0680
KING SIZE bed very pretty
king size bed with lots of
storage $300.
(863)234-1435
LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank -
Option of black or oak cabi-
net stand. great condition!
$125/neg. (863)227-0142


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rStarting at $850 Mth/Yearly
Washer/Dryer Lawn Maintained
On Large Private Lots

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LARGE BLACK entertainment
center Purchased at Pier 1.
$200/or best offer.
(863)675-1410
LOVESEAT & SOFA CHAIR
W/OTTOMAN oversized,
$80 for set (863)612-5037
MAPLE DOUBLE dresser and
night table $100.
(863)634-1019






Lamps $17,100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 PC
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.






SLEEP NUMBER King Pillow
Top Bed Like new!Founda-
tion included. $1000/or best
offer (863)634-2582
SUEDE/LEATHER SECTIONAL
couch $800/or best offer.
(863)634-0907
WHEELED COMPUTER DESK
$50 (863)467-4277




CLUB CAR, 1997- New paint,
batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
(863)253-2617
CLUB CAR FOUR SEATER -
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650
(863)253-2617



COLT MATCHTARGET AR15 -
24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired
Trade 4 0/U Shotgun
$1995/neg. (772)461-8822
REMINGTON GAMEMASTER
760 30-06 Sell or trade for
Pistol (Ft. Pierce) $350/firm.
(772)461-8822
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem Mag
w/scope call 4 more info
$450. (863)885-1172
SAVAGE .308 Mod. 99E Ex-
cellent scoped lever action
shooter. $500/or best offer.
(863)673-3893
TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB. 6 shot. Consider some
quality trades. $550.
(863)673-3893




EXERCISE BIKE, cushioned
back & seat, $40.
(863)675-3016
NORDICTRACK VIEWPOINT
Treadmill Built in TV. &
MP3 input. Call after 3pm
$750. (863)983-9831
POWDER COATED STEEL
WEIGHTS. TOTAL 65 LBS.
$40 (863)801-1272
TREADMILL Pro-form 535X,
Space saver $150
(863)467-8681



CITIZEN WATCH 100 FT WA-
TER RESIST, DAY/DATE.
LEAVE MESSAGE $175.
(863)674-1181
SEIKO WATCH 2 TONE,
DATE/DAY, GLOW IN DARK,
100 FT WATER RESIST.
$175. (863)674-1181



HOSPITAL BED Electric
w/mattress. $300 Call
(863)357-1121 Okee



20 LB propane tank $10.
(863)946-3922
CERAMIC POT pieces, all col-
ors (for mosaics). Pick up
truck full but you pick it up.
$25.00 (863)467-9354
COVER FOR MOTOR HOME -
33 ft, used once pd $350
will take $95 (859)221-0900
FIREPLACE lighted logs,
stucco style w/heater,
moveable, $250
(863)675-4098 evenings
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $80.
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
(863)763-3932
Left handed golf clubs Kan-
nan Graphite Boran shafts,
Convex metal woods. Full set
$100 (863)467-1663
LIKE NEW Stainless steel milk-
er with claw & pulsator Over
$500 new, will take $250.
(863)634-0233
ONE Black diamond plated
tool box low profile $75.00
(863)634-0233


PLAY STATION II System
has 1 controller, 9 games,
exc. cond! Firm price $225.
(863)634-5038
RAIN SOFT water treatment
system 2 years old $300 or
best offer. 863)824-7644
TIRES 4 15" mud tires in
good condition 1/2 new
price $160. (863)675-6314
TOTES 275 gallon in metal
cag valv e g o od
cond.,fuel,water,etc $75.
(863)467-7415
UPRIGHT Singer vacuum
cleaner $20.00
(863)467-4567
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's dassfieds.
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932




ELECTRIC GUITAR Jackson,
black & chrome, $175
(863)517-2077 LaBelle
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



AQUARIUM, Saltwater, 125
a Wet/dry filter, all access.
sh incld. Handmade stand
w/cabinets. $800 634-3312
FISH TANK Small fish tank
with stand. Has equipment
with it. $40. (863)697-8332
MINI DACHSHUND PUPS 1
Red Male. All shots/wormed.
Very healthy. $400
(863)801-6103
PUPPIES Free 6 weeks old
mixed breed puppies $0.
239 )657-6436
239)503-7127
RABBIT HUCH Plywood
w/rabbit wire. 5'x2'x5'High.
$40 (863)357-1121 Okee



CANON REBEL XS Digital SLR
Like new w/ 2 zoom lenses
& all accessories. $600.
(863)447-9762




SEWING MACHINE CABINET -
Large w/8 drawers! Includes
Chair & Dress Form Adj.
sizes). $195 (863)467-8 40



LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Ulti-
mate Pitching Machine Ex-
cellent condition. $150.
(863)763-3410
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.

POOL TABLE WITH STICKS
$100 (863)634-2137



55" TV Phillips. 6 years old.
Works fine, nothing wrong.
Good condition. $600/or
best offer. (863)484-2505
ANTIQUE CONSOLE TV In
good working condition.
50/or best offer.
(863)675-1410
BIG SCREEN TV JVC, 57",
HD, surround sound, $600.
(239)340-8503
DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4) -
with remotes and dual L&B
Dish, all for $100.
(863)763-7989
RCA TV 27", Four years old,
perfect condition $40
(908) 295-1765



METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
METAL LATHE 10 x 36 Been
completely over Hauled. Lots
of extras, ready to use.
$550/or best offer.
863)983-7334
239)826-5226
PALLET JACK 2500kg,
works well. $175
(863)697-9704
PRESSURE WASHER Devil
Biss Excell, 2400 PSI, Honda
5 HR Runs Great. $120.
(561)573-3499
RANCH HAND Gnll & Bumper
Fits 00-02 Chevy without
adjustments $750.
(863)763-3410
TABLE SAW Craftsman, Lim-
ited Edition, 10" 2.7 HR
Stand, Like New. $65.
(561)573-3499
WOOD LATHE asking $225
(863)517-2077 LaBelle



FLORIDA ART A.E. Backus,
H. Newton, A. Hair, G. Buck-
ner, Highwaymen Big $$
(772)562-5567
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus,
H. Newton, BIG $$
(772)562-5567


Auooile 4005


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LAKE MOTORS
147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee
set LaesA' A 863-467-5243 se habla espanol
the Lake Area1c *1


'99 Ford Iagr ......y13495*
4yi. 5spehd 6N4
'98 Ford F-150 .....ony' 4295*
Fit Cal #113598
'01 Ford Explorer ... oidy '4895
2dooersprt UlOWiti
'05 Oevy Eqinox ...ily'6995*
i .. ....... .iy'3295

'03 Ford F35 Box Truck.. .'7495*
V& mk, i/c, I gaes x-em #,O,771O
'02 Toyola Sienna Van .oiy' 659*
7 pns, lr.ded #U3607
s lag. Ieos. IMx phis 199 dealer fee







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




GROWERS CHOICE Soil Mix -
1/2 cb ft top soil mixed with
eucalyptus fine3 $1.95.
(863)675-3741




BBQ GRILL gas, side
shelves, weatherbeaten but
works good, w/propane tank,
$40. (863)467-4551
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125. Call
(863) 674-0467
COMMERCIAL TRIMMER &
Edger Redmax trimmer and
edger $125 each or both
$200 $125. (863)634-1479
LAWN MOWERS 2 Snapper
riding lawn mowers 26" both
cut and run GREAT, elec.
start. $300. (863)674-0467
RIDING MOWER Honda HT
3813, 38" cut, 13 hp water
cooled engine, new blades.
$700 (863)697-9704
RIDING MOWER, 2004 John
Deere, 48", new blades, new
battery, 23 hp Kohler engine.
$600 (863)697-9704
ZTR MOWER BUNTON ZTR
MOWER, 25HP KOHLER,
50" CUT, WORKS EXC
$2400/neg. (863)697-2032



Miniature zebu cows, 3 bulls
and 2 heifers. Good for small
acreages. Call to see
863) 801-4417 or
561)352-3015




GROWERS SOIL Mix Half a
cubic ft of top soil mixed
with eucalyptus fine, $0,85.
(863)675-3741



GOOSENECK STOCK Trailer
16' New lights, top, rubber
floor, spare tire. $2500.
(863)634-1479


Rentals

5mRENT

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




BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 moe. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$750 mo. Pets okay upon
approval. Call 561-255-4377




Bass Capital Townhouse -
2br/2ba, fully furn., yearly or
seasonal, walking distance
to lake. (863)983-5260



BASSWOOD Newer 3/2/1,
W&D hookup, big yard,
$1000 mo, 1stlast & sec
Avail 6/1/09 (863)697-2795
DIXIE RANCH Acres- 2br/1ba
duplex $500 month + $400
dep., includes water, lawn,
garbage, NO PETS. Call
(863) 467-9029
FT DRUM 1/1 on four acres,
new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo. (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697


'02 F15i, 4x4tJ ...- O '4595*
tnl.A/ fedluer.h #1 9
'04 Ianger ............ 5995
x-a,6 cinder, iaols 5 spd #U9655
'98 Toyotla orola l...... 3995*
asu, a/c, low mits, one weale #Wa247
'0 W Jela .......Only 3995*
5 spl. A/C liaded #Bt9
'98 Ford Explorer XLT .... 3995*
ioaid. 4 Dow #U6717
'03 Ford Taus SE .....4995
Lueri #0310
101 eG rand f2ravan 139W*
lIm.Ti -Orfl -#0




KINGS BAY Very clean 2/2/1
CBS home, W&D, mncl lawn,
$950 Mo, $950 Sec
(863) 801-9163
OKEE 2/1, clean furnished,
carpeting, new a/c, enclosed
porch, W/D. Shed, $825/mo
inclds water (786)201-0306



OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utils incl.
(863)763-7331 leave msg.




OKEE SELF STORAGE Clean
units. 24 hr access. EZ
driveup. 12 x 14' or 14' x
24'avail. (863)763-3966




HOUSE w/Lake Okee Access,
picture perfect 2/2 w/2 car
carport, boat house/2 slips,
dock, well landscaped, incl
lawn svc $950 mo
(863)610-1276
TREASURE ISLAND -
3BR, 2BA, with shed. $800
move in, $750/month.
Call 863-824-0981



Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




TEN ACRE RANCH 3/2 MH, 7
stall bar, RV inci, cross
fenced, $162,000 MUST
SELL, Bank owned, call
agent (863)697-0288




BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/R Room, Incl 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & sprink sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed.
$138.500 OBO
(561)818-2348







Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BEST VALUE
ON MARKET!
Newly remodeled 3BR/1.5BA
(or) 2BR/BA situated on very
clean equestrian ranch 14
minutes from town center
Please No Pets. Call for move-
in special M-F: 863-467-9800
CABIN 1/1,$525. MO + Sec
& elec also 1/1 RV, BHR
$400 mo. + Sec & elec.
55+ Comm (863)763-7164
FLEEIWOOD Very nice
1992, 3/2 DW in clean quiet
adult park, screen porch/car-
port. $900 mo incl wa-
ter/sewer/basic cable
(863)697-2065
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA, all
uti, $650 mo. 863-763-2098
or (863)610-1092
Mobile Home: 2BD/1BA un-
furnished; newly renovated.
7 miles north of town. $500.
per month plus $500 clean-
ing/security deposit. Taking
applications, Call 467-1346
leave message or call
697-2448.
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2/2, $610 me., 1st, last
& security, 1st Month Free!
(863)983-8106
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba with
large back porch & front
porch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot $800
mo. Also a 1 br, 1ba $500
mo. Call 863-634-3451


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St. Lucie Battery & Tire
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee
(863) 357-2431 www.slbt.comrn


ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
863 697-0214




AFFORDABLE S/W Mobile
Home for sale. 14X50 2 BR,
1 BA. 12X22 SCR/Vinyl Rm.
Newly refurb. Lake acc. w/
Dock. Treasure Island. In
park. @ 3425 SE 36th Ave.
$20K neg. Lot rent not incld
in price. 772-318-8218
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DOUBLEWIDE, 2005 1/2
acre, 2 out buildings,
$75,900. Call 772-260-0078
Doublewide 4bed/2ba 28x70
only $53,900 Financing
available Call 863-357-4848
LAKEPORT 2 sep properties,
2br, 1ba mob homes, com-
pletely furnished, 1 with
large workshop, 1 with large
garage. $45,000, MUST
SELL I (863)946-0989
Lowest prices on any double-
wide or singlewide mobile
home guaranteed. Call
863-357-4848
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Brand New Park Model
12x36, Very Nicel
$26,800
800-330-6623
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years ex erience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
New 2009 3 bed/ 2 ba double-
wide only $46,900 delivered
and setup. financing
available at low fixed rate.
Call 863-357-4848
Older 5th wheel 2/3 BR wlg
addition, on Taylor Creek.
55+ Riverbend Park. GREAT
DEAL $7000 (828)208-0980


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-5754
BOAT 14' w/trailer, 3 motors,
fish finder $1000 or best of-
foer (863)634-0221
BOSTON WHALER 1969 13ft
w/40hp 1996 evinrude LOW
HOURS $2500/neg.
(724)992-2893
BROWNING 18' open bow,
with trailer, inboard/outboard
Merc cruiser,175 hp, 4 cyl
eng. $2000 neg
(863)763-5253
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
FABUGLASS WALK
THROUGH Select 16 ft.fi-
berglass gull hull,85 hp.evin-
rude engine runs great,brand
new garman fish@ depth
finder,boat,motor,trailer,good
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHN BOAT 12ft., 2 1/2 HP
Suzuki motor, trolling motor
$700 Neg. (863)467-0458
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start.
$500 (863)236-0195
JONBOAT ALUMINUM Select -
10' flatbottom, A-1 cond.,
new paint, okeechobee
$375. (863)467-7415
MERCURY 175 1982 For
sale- 175 hp Mercury Out-
board motor on a 1982 17.5
foot Hydra Sport bass fishing
boat. Included is a Kota all
terrain 401b. trolling motor
with foot control and 1982
Atwood trailer. The motor
has been professionally re-
built within 100 hours. All in
good condition. Boat has live
well and bilge pump with a
forward and aft fishing plat-
form with chairs. $2950.
(863)467-2267
Sailboat 24' Bristol '68 sleeps
5, 4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment include. 3 anchors,
$2,500 239-233-1976
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.w/trlr (Labelle)
$2500. (863)517-0301
(863)675-7897
SPEED BOAT 18' needs
work. $150 (863)610-2206



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
DUTCHMAN TRAVEL TRAILER
2000 RV 26', sleeps 6,
$5,000 Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
JOURNEY MOTORHOME '87 -
30 ft Affordable living, drive
it or park it. $6000 cash
(863)763-9377
Royal Mobile Home 32 ft. A/C,
stove, microwave, refrig.
dual axles. $950.
863-675-3697 LaBelle


ENGINE HOIST Hydraulic.
$200 (863)467-9800



HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice cond, poss trade $5000
(863)430-6987
HONDA SHADOW 750 2004,
With trailer, many extras
$3000 (863)634-4765
KAWASKI EN50C7 STREET
2002 Runs great! 80 miles
per gal $1700.
(863)357-1739




ATV-Honda Odessey, 1983, 4
wheeler 250, 2 stroke, nice
cond. $800 (863)430-6987
POCKET BIKE Select Goes
about 60.Runs good.Blk n
red.Call to see $150/or best
offer. (863)261-4498



Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



1985 Ford F250 Diesel. Runs
great. $1200 or best offer
63-675-1113.
1988 Dodge Ram D100 5.2 li-
ter V8. $1,000 or best offer
863-673-7621
BUICK CENTURY LIMITED
1987 Loaded $2500.
(863)467-8849
DODGE STRATUS, '99 really
nice car, a/c, good running
condition, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)302-4442
FOR SALE MERCEDES -
BENZ 300 SDL, good condi-
tion, $4000 Call
(863)447-2189
FORD FOCUS 2000 -
Blue,4door.Needs Bat-
tery, Tuneup,New Trunk lock
$2800, (863)228-0015
GEO METRO 1994 runs
good, needs a little work, 4-
cOI, a/c $600.
( 3)467-2683
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whis,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2000 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans & windshield $2000/or
best offer (863)201-3492
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
bik 5sp ac paint peeling very
dep $5000/firm.
(724)992-2893
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME Select New tires,
runs great tinted windows,
alloy whis. A/c $900/or best
offer. (863)675-5090
TOYOTA PASEO SPORT, '92 -
4 cyl., 40mpg, runs & drives
mint, $2,000.
(772)332-5804
TWO STOCK CARS One
1979 Malibu and one 1979
Z28 Camaro $2400 for both
or will separate.
(772)323-7096
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20"
$700 call (863)697-3524



CHEVY CAVALIER 2001 4-
cyl, anti-lock brakes
$1800/or best offer
(863)228-6178



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2002 -
With Charger, Reconditioned
$1595. (863)843-0062
Excellent condition, has 6
batteries, Charger included.
$1200 or best offer
(863)697-9938
EZ GO ELECTRIC 1994 2
SEATS, NO CHARGER
$895. (863)675-1472




DEISEL DODGE RAM 1992,
5 speed, extra fires, excellent
condition, $3000 neg
(863)763-5253
DODGE 350 CUSTOM H.D
1985-V-8 4 speed 318 mo-
tor dump bed $1500,
(863)983-7211



F100O TRUCK body 1980 -
Very little rust short bed
$750/or best offer
(863)261-4498
FORD 300 6cyl complete en-
gine 1997 $450.
(863)357-2816
FORD RIMS 18"6 LUG NEW
FX4 RIMS $400/or best of-
fer. (863)634-1545


I Public Noice5005


MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES -
BAJA CLAW W/ CHROME
RIMS,37x 13.50x 17 8 LUG
$800. (863)763-5147
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer,
(863)675-2145
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto. $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
USED CUSTOM rims 20" -
$700. (863)697-3524
(863)763-0180
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



CHEVROLET S10 1995 -
Utility bed, wht, V6, auto.
Needs TLC. $1750/or best
offer. (863)697-1413
CHEVY 1951, Complete 350
Camaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800
(863)801-9136
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500
2001 5 SPD,2WD,COLD
A/C $3000. (863)763-5147
(863)697-9527
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200,
(863)675-1113
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch fires,
$1800 or best of-
fer(863)532-9243
ISUZU P/U 90, 4 c l. eng, 5
spd, exc. cond. $1600 or
best offer (863)763-3966
TOYOTA TACOMA '97 manu-
al trans, 4 cyl, $3000 or
best offer(863)673-0057 or
(863)673-2558



FORD EXPLORER 1998 2dr
all power, IthrCD, cold a/c,
runs great. 131,000 miles
$2500. (863)983-6342
OTHER KX 125 1990 -
BRAND NEW TOP END
$700/or best offer.
(863)675-1275
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.




UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 6'
Good Condition. New Ply-
wood Foor Spare Wheel &
Tire. $600, (863)675-8559



DODGE CARAVAN SPORT -
1998, Runs good, good fires
$3500 neg. (863)467-0458
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333
GMC 2500 Starcraft Good
fires, newly rebuilt Trans,
350 Locker by aamco. 350
eng Has blown head gas-
ket. $250 + tow away
(863)467-1663



Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 200l-CP-30
INRE ESTATE OF
RAYMOND K. CHANDLER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREurra
The admrkistration of the estate of RAY-
MOND K CHANDLER, deceased,
whose date of death was February 1,
2009, and whose Social Security
Number is 298-14-7806, is peng in
the Circuitad Court for Okeechobee
County, Florda, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechaete, Florida
34972 The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of ths notice is served witan
three months after Use dateof the first
publication of this notice most file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of Ue decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must fie eir class with s is court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DAlE F THE HRST PUBUCANTON OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
1TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is March 1th, 2009
Haen K Beal
Co Personal Rementave
1435 Kl aney Daye
Seeinng, Honda 33875
Jeffrey C Chander
2350 Wyandotte Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, OMo 44233
Personal Reresentative
2045 S.W 18th Lane
Okeecoioed, Ronda 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
863) 763-3825
tom W Conty, III
Ronda Bar 096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
312996 0N 3/11,18/09


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissiners will hold its Regular Ses-
sin on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 900 a m at e Health Department Auditodaum,
1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florda
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sione with respect to any matter cor dered at Uis rheeang will need a record of
the proceedings, and that for such purposes, he or she ewilt need to ensure that a
verhahm record of such proceedings is made, wlch record shall include the esh-
manoy and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
n accordance with the Americans wiTh Disablltes Act (ADA) and Flonda Stahtue
286 26, persons with disabilies needing special acco mmerdahn to participae in
Uhis proceeding should contact Betsy Shefoield or Pal Poskon, no later Ihan two
(2) working days pri to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext 2100 f you are
ieanno or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
(TTY),
Clf Betts Jr, Chairman
Board of County Comrmissioners
Okeecahres County, Flodda
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Comrrssioners
Okeechobee County, Flonda
313909 ON 03/18/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The County Coaltion for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St
Luce and Caleoosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon wIl hold its regular
session on Fnday, March 27, 2009 at 10 00 am at the Healts Department Auditon-
um, 1728 NW 9Mh Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda
Please take nonce and be advised that it any person desires to appeal any decision
made by the Coalisn wit respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such
interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals to be based
COif Betts, Jr, Charman
County Coalition for Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechohee and St Lucie and C osahatchee Estuanes
313910 ON 03/18/09

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN hat the Board of County Commissoners of Okeechobee
County, Flonda, will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., at the
Okeea en County Health Department Audionum located at 1728 NW 9si
Skeet, Okeechobee, Honda, to resolve the collective bargaining impasse issue in
PERC Case No, SM-200-042 between the Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners and IUOE (Intemaonal Umon of tperaing Engorners) Local 487
A copy of this Notice of Public Hearing will be available for pdic inspection at the
County Commission Office, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Honda each week day, Monday trough Brday, except holi-
days between UIe hours of 8.30 AM and 5.00 PM,, beginning on March 19,
2009
I any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners wMth respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will
need to ensure that a verbahom record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testmory and evidence upon which the appeal is based
Clf Betts, Jr, Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
313374 ON 3/18/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19ft JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 207-CA-113
3D DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liailty Corporahon,
Plalnff,
vs
DRY LAKE DEVELOPMENTS, INC., A Flonda Crorpraion, MILE HIGH FUNDING
GROUP, INC, a Floida coporalion, MH FUNDING & INVESTMENTS, LLC, a
Flonda Lir ed babiliy Corporaton ad/ba MILE HIGH FUNDING, LLC, a non-exis-
tent ormda company,
Defendants
NOTlICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment Graning Foreclosure dated
December 18,2008, and woered in Case No 2007-CA-1 13 0of s Circud Court in
and for Okeechobee County, Flonda, wherein 30 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC, a
Florida Lmited Liabiliy Corporation, is Plainhtf and DRY LAKE DEVELOPMENTS
INC, A Floada Cororraon, MILE HIGH FUNDING GROUP INC, a Ronda Corpora-
hin; MH FUNDING & INVESTMENTS, LLC a Ronda Limited Lablity Corporaton
dW/a MILE HIGH FUNDING, LLC a non-existent Flonda company, are Defendants, I
will sell to e htnest bidder and best bidder for cash, In the Jury Asgrsel Room,
2nd Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Cter, 312 N W 3rd Street Okeecho-
bee, Rsoda 34972 at 11,00 a m on ApI 1,2009, the following descbed property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit
A parcel of land lying in Sectons 23, 24, 25 and 26, Townslip 36 Soat Range 34
East, Okeechobee County, Ronda, and being more parculaiy descudied as follows
Commence at the Southwest corner of Sector 25, said point beang also Use Nort-
west corner of Sat parcel of land as recorded in Official Records (O R) book 340,
Page 1016, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flonda, sad ont lying
also on Me East boundary Ine of Mat parcel of land as recorded in R, Book 122,
Page 209 of the Publica Records of Okeecobee Coit.y, Floida: thence bear N
0116'30" E, along the West boundary line of said Section 25, and alono the said
East boundary line of 0 R Book 122, Page 209, for a distance of 440 67 feet to the
Northeast corner of said OR Book 122, Page 209, and Ue point-of-helrrmng
thence bear N 7202'29" E for a distance of 6 57 fet to a pont thence bear N
04035'08' E for a distance of 435 22 feet to a point, ienace bear N 00026'22" W for
a distance of 252 92 feet to a point, hence bear N 25r54'25" E for a distance of
264 00 feet to a point, thence bear N 0322'26" E for a distance of 106 91 feet to a
Pnt, tare bear N 016'09" W for a distance of 142,51 feet to a point, Mence
ear N 1507'22T" W for a distance of 11522 feet to a point, thence boear N
633135 E ftora distance of 586 89 feetto a poant, thence bear N 6901'03 E tor a
distance of 236.63 feet to a point, SIence bear N 81 47'09" E for distance of 338 33
feet to a point; ence bear N 3830'39" E for distance of 204 47 feet to a point,
thence bear N 0428'13" E for a distance of 73 33 feet to a pont; thence bear N
15058'24" W for a distance of 8726 feet to apont thence bear N 2419'53" W for a
distance of 65586 feet to a point thence bear N 2619'38" E for a distance of
1426 95 feet to a point; thence bear N 8021'51 E for a distance of 420 39 feet to a
point, thence bear N 4415'14" E for a distance of 411 29 feet to a point, thence
bear S 4520'01o E for a distance of 684 69 feet to a point; lhance bear N 58s59'52
E tor a distance of 391 99 feet to a pont; thence bear N 05043'57 E for a distance
of 332,72 feet to a point, Mence bear N 3331 '50" E, dpartng said Secton 25 and
tnteri sad Section 24, for a distance of 1476 30 feet to a pent thence bear N
010735 E for a distance of 2933 20 fet to a point thence bear N 89"59'47' E for
a distance of 1575 42 feet to the intersecton with the East boundary line of said
Section 24, thence bear N 01o07'35 E, along said East boundary line of Section 24,
or a distance of 1529 80 feet to the Northeast corner of said Section 24; thence
bear S 0959'47" W, along the North boundary line of sad Secion 24, for a distance
of 5399 95 feet to the Norhwest corner of sand Section 24, being also e Northeast
corner of said Secton 23, thence bear S 89059'04' W, along the North boundary
ine of said Section 23, for a distance of 2672 09 feet to the North ne-quarter (1/4)
corner of said Secuin 23, thence bear S 01 07'44" W, along Uhe West boundary line
of the East one-halt (1/2) of sad Secto 23, for a doitane of 5384 91 feet to the
South one-quarter l/4) of said Secion 23, beimg also the North one-quarter (1/4)
coaer of sad Secon 26, thence bearS 01 11'37"W, along the West boundary of
the East one-haf (1/2) of said Section 26, for a distance of 2939 52 feet to the in-
tersection wiet the Norterly right-of-way ine of U S. Highway 98, thence bear S
30s13'58 E, along said Northerly noht-of-way line of U S Highway 98, for a dis-
tance of 1509 92 feet to the Southest corner of a 66 00 feet wide county main-
tained road right-of-way, as referenced and recorded in O.R. Book 353, Page 493 of
the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Ronda, thence hear N 540200" E
along the Westerly nght-of-way line of said maintained nght-of-way, for a distance
of 845 00 feet to the Northwest corner of said maintained nght-of-way, as field de-
temrnlaed by end of halt, movnce bear S 35058'00' E, along the Not boundary
one of said mantaird nght-of-way, for a dstance of 6600 fOeet to the Northeast
camer of said maintained right-of-way, Utence bear S 5402'00 W, along M ie Easter-
y right-of-way line of said maintained right-of-way for a distance of 450 94 feet to
e Northeast corner of said 0 R Book 353, Page 492; thence bear S 35045'30s E,
along the Northerly boundary line of said 0 R. ook 353, for a distance of 154 40
feet to Uhe Southeast corner of said 0 R Book 353, Page 493; thence bear S
54002'00' W, along the Easteriy boundary line of said 0 R Book 353, Page 493, for
a distance of 124 71 feet to the Southwest corer of said OR. Book 353, Page 493
thence bear N 35045'35" W, along the Southerly boundary line of said OR Book
353, Page 493, for a distance of 154 40 feet to the point-of-intersechon with said
Eastery nht-of-way line of County malnsined road nght-of-way, said point beem
also the Northwest comer of said OR Book 353, Page 493; Usence hear S
54r02'00' W, along said Easterly nght-of-way line of maintained nght-of-way, for a
distance of 265 59 feet to the intersection ewi said Northerly nght-of-way line of
U S Highway 98; hence bear S 3913'58" E, along said Norherly right-of-way line
of U S Highway 98, for a distance of 1469 90 feet to the Souhwest corner of said
0 R Book 122, Page 209, thence bear N 26041'29" E, along the WesteOy boundary
ire of sad O R Book 122, Page 209, for a distance of 428 72 feet to the Norhwest
corner of said 0 R Book 122, Page 209, thence bear S 88r43'30" E, along the North
boundary line of said 0 R Book 122, Page 209, for a distance of 52719 feet to the
pointot-ofbeginning
Less and Except. Commercng at a point where the West boundary line of the E 1/2
of Secho 26, Townsp 36 Sont, Range 34 East intersects the center line of State
Road 700, ren thence S 39013'45" E along the center Ine of said State Road 700 for
a distance of 1469,10 feet to a point, iernce run N 54002'00" E along the center line
of a County Road for a distance of 327 82 feet to a point; thence run S 35045'35" E
for a distance of 33 feet to a point on the Easterly noht-of-way ine of said county
road for the poit-of-eginnig, thence cotiuinag S 35045'35y E for a distance of
154 40 feet to a point; Lee run N 5402'00" Efor a distancre of 12471 feet to a
point, thence run N 35r45'30' W for a distance of 154 40 feet to a prent on the East-
edy dright-of-way line for Ue aMoresaid county road, thence run S 5402'00" W along
the rig -of-way line for a distance of 124 71 feet to te polnt-oOf-Rginnin
Also Lessand Except TheNWl/4ofNE1/4andtheNorhi33ectofthe SWl/40o
NE 1/4 of Section 23 Township 36 South, Range 34 East
Having Parcel Id Numbers,
1-23-36-34-OAO-00001- 0000;
1-24-36-34-OAOO-00001-0000;
1-25-36-34-OAOO-0001-0000,
1-26-36-34-OAO-00001- 0000
Locally known as. 6900 HWY 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972-7874
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OF OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans with Disabilites Act, persons in need of a special
accommodation to paripate in ths proceeding should contact Court Adminisa-
ton no later than seven days pnor to te proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St Lucde, Ronda 34986 telephone 1-772- 807-4370 wilmn two working days
of your receipt of as notice IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1800-955-771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955 8770
DATED at Okeechobee County, Rorida, this 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Flonda
A TRUE COPY Circuit CoUrt Seal
BY'SandraL Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
BARRY S. MITTELBERO, PRA.
1700 N University Dve, Suite 300 Coral Springs, FL 33071
Tel 954-752-1213
312178 ON 3/11,18/09


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 13


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-41
IN RE. ESTATE OF
RUTH MARCELLE BROWN, a/k/a
MARCELLE BROWN, a/vn
MARCELLE FULENWIDER BROWN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administratloon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified hat an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
rrinisrafon has been entered in the
Estate of RUTH MARCELLE BROWN,
al/a MARCELLE BROWN, alk/a MAR-
CELLE FULENWIDER BROWN, De-
ceased, Fie Number 2009-CP-41, by
foe Circuit Cos for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Dovislon,fhe
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street Suite 101, Okeechobee, Honda
34972; that he decedent's date of
death was January 19, 2009, that the
total estate consists of exempt home-
stead real properly an exempt per-
sonal property; that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are
RICKI L BLACKWELL,
1142 SIW 24th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
Al crecitors of he decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against fie estate of the decedent oth-
er fhan those for whom provision for
full payment was made in The Order of
Summary Adminisration must file thr
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is March 18, 209
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1142 SW 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
Attorney for Person Giving Notice
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC
Plantiff
vs Case No, 47-2008-CA-0182
ROY ALEXANDER CAREY AND WINNI-
FRED CAREY THOMAS, et a,,
Defendants
NoIEOF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to an Ex
Parte Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered in this cause, in fhe Cir.
cut Court of Okeechobee County,
Flonda, I will sell the property situated
in Okeechabee County, Flonda de-
scnbed as
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
OF TRACT 16, SECTION 32, (PARCEL
R R132-34.33-OAOO-00016-POOO
AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH
1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 32 )PAR-
CEL #R1-34-33-OAOO-,0016
-0000), ALL IN TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 A-D INCLU-
SIVE OF THE PUBUC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
and commonly known as 20809 &
20861 NW 248fh St, GOeechohee, FL
34972 at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, sales are
held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeecho-
bee, Ronda, at 11AM, on ApnI 1,
2009,
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, I any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after The sale
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circut Court
By /S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Cleik
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-437
AVELO MORTGAGE LLC,
Phin hff
vs
JORGE VALLADARES; SANDRA VALLA-
DARES; AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTISU
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TERANTn#1
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Forecloshure dated
June 3, R0, 2 and Order Rescheduing
Foreclosure Sale dated February 24,
2009 and entered in Case No 2007-
CA-437, of Nhe Circuit COWl of the Nine-
teenfo Judicial Circit in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Flonda, AVELO
MORTGAGE LLC, is Pfaintff and JORGE
VALLADARES, SANDRA VALLADARES,
are defendants, I will sol to Mfe highest
and best bidder for cash In hen Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floori, OkaeechoBe
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeochobee, FL $3472 at
11:00a.m., on the lst day of April,
2009, the following descnbed property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit
LOTS 9, 10, 11 AND 12 OF BLOCK D,
OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COM-
PAnY SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITiES ACT OF 1990, In ac-
cordance with the Amencans with
Disadiloes Act persons needing a spe-
cial ancommodaton to participate in the
pceeding should contact Court Admin-
istrato no later then seven days por to
fthe proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St Lucie, Ronda 34986,
1-772-807-4370 wihin two working
days of you receipt of ids nofce IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1.-000-.955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated this i9th day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /S/Sanwdra MCreech
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in foe
surplus froo foe sale, d any, other than
fthe prrpery owner as of fthe date of fthe
Us Pendens must file a clam within sity
(60) days after the sale
Van Ness Law Fin, PA
1239 E, Newport Center Drive
Suate #110
Deenield Beach, Floida 33442
Pho"e (9541571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2006-CA-000160
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plainiff
vs
JERRY CONKIN, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Reforeclosure dated
February 27, 2009 and entered in Case
No 47-2006-CA-000160 of the Circuit
Court of fte NINETEENTH Judicial Circud
In and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE-
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, is the Plaintff and JERRY CONKIN;
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER, SYLVIA COBERLY N/K/A SYLVIA
LAREE COBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA L CON-
KIN, DECEASED, ESTHER J. COBERLY
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA COBERLY Nt//A
SYLVIA LAREE COBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA
L CONKIN, DECEASED, RICHARD A
CHODUETTE, AS AN HEIR OF THE ES-
TATE OF SYLVIA COBERLY A//A SYL-
VIA LAREE COBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA L
CONKIN, DECEASED, MICHAEL E CO-
BERLY, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
SYLVIA COBERLY A/K/A SYLVIA LAREEE
COBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA L CONKIN, DE-
CEASED, JOSEPH P MOORE, AS AN
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA CO-
BERLY AK/A SYLVIA LAREE COBERLY
F/K/A SYLVIA L CONKIN, DECEASED,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS, DOCKSIDE FINANCE
COMPANY, INC; STATE OF FLORIDA;
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, are the Oeten-
dants, I will sell to fhe highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2N FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW,
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 AT 11 0AM, on the 1st day of
Apnl, 2009, the following descnbed
property as se forth in said final Judg-
ment
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH ONE-
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT OF TCWN-
SITE OF FORT DRUM, AS RECOF DED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 43 PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COG NTY
FLORIDA, MARKED BY A ONE NCH
IRON PIPE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG EES
42 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WE T, A
DISTANCE OF 162 76 FEET TO ITER-
SECT A CURVE TO THE LEFT, ON THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF FATE
ROAD 15-C, HAVING A RADII OF
194300 FEET, THENCE WES RLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CUFVE A
DISTANCE OF 31573 FEET TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89
DEGREES 53 MINUTES 46 SECONDS
EAST A DISTANCE OF 161 80 FEET:
THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREES
54 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 130354 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFORE-
DESCRIBED UNE A DISTANCE OF
15200 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH
89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 19 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 268 80
FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DE-
GREES 54 MINUTES 46 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 152 00 FEET;
THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 26880 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING ALSO DE-
SCRIBED AS THE NORTH ONE-HALF
OF LOT 23 OR LOT 23A, UNRECORD-
ED PLAT OF FORT DRUM GRO-
VETTES, SUBJECT TO EASEMENT
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO 23650119EA AND
23650119EB
A//A 30840 NE 21ST WAY,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, f any, other than
the property owner as of fhe date of fhe
Lis aPedens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
fhis Court on March 3, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of e Circuit court
By S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC Bank USA, Nahonal Assocmiaon as
trustee on behalf of the holders of the
OPTEMAC Asset-Backed Pass-
Through Ceorficates, Senes 2006-1
and 2006-2
Plainaff
vs Case No 47-2008-CA0049
GREGORY STRIEBEL, et alt
Defendants
NTICEOF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to an Ex
Parte Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered in this cause, In the Cir-
cuit Cort of Okeechobee County,
Flonda, I will sell the property siuated
in Okeechobee County, Floida de-
scnbed as
LOT 8, BLOCK 3, OF A PLAT OF DDIE
RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
and commonly kown as 7682 NW
82ND COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, tor cash, sales are
held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
Career, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Honda, at 11AM, on Apnl 1,
2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, it any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Is pendens must file a claim
withiom 60 days after the sale
Dated las 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Crcui Court
By/S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
313314 ON 3/11,18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2009 DR 38
Division: Family
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
ANDREW R MERKER,
Pelitioner/Hushand,
and
STEPHANIE J. MERKER,
Respiondent/Wie
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO Stephanie J. Merker
Last Known Address
396 Hogue Road
Dallas. Georga 30157
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and That you are
required to serve a copy of your wna-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Pehoon-
er's attoSey, Joseph D, Fansh, Jr,
Esquire, whose address s 316 Banyan
Boulevard, PO Box 4118, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33402-4118, on or be-
fore 4/1/2009, and file e e original with
the clerk of this Cort at Clerk, Family
Division, Okeechobee County Court-
house, Family Division, 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 before service on Peltoner or
Immediately thereafter If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for fhe relief demanded in the pec-
eon
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuli Court's office
You may review these documents
upon request,
You must keep The Claie of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address (You may file Notce of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Family Law Form
12 9151 Future papers in th lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
at the clerks office
WARNING Rule 12285, Honda Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
lain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information Failure to
comply can result in sancons, includ-
ing dismissal or sinking of pleadings
Dated, 2-4-2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Vickle Rogers
Deputy Clerk
312193 ON 3/4,11,18,25/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008 CA 501
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS MCMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, formerly
BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintif
vs
MICHAEL W. RICKER a/k/a MICHAEL
W. RICKER, SR., and CYNTHIA M.
RICKER, husband and wife,
Defendants
NOImCE OF SALE
NOTICE Is herehy given that pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure and Sale entered in the cause
ending in Mie Circu Court of hie
inetenth Judicial Ciui, in d for
Okeechobee County, Flonda, Civil Ac-
ben Number 2008 CA 501, the under-
signed Clerk wil sell the property
situated in said County, descnbed as.
The North % of the Norti 'A of Tract 32,
Section 17, Tomiship 34 Souti,
Range 33 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida, according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat book 4, ages 3A-D,
Inclusive, Public Records of Okee-
chobee Counly, FlorIda.
TOGETHER WITH all the improvements
now or hereafter erected on the
property, and all basements, appur-
tenances, and fllures now or here-
after a part of the property.
at pubic sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 110 Do'clock AM
on the 1st day of Anl, 2009, in The
Jury Assembly Roou located at foe
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW. 3rd Street Okeechobee, FL
34972
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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
Dated tha 5th day of February, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By /s/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
McCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO
WOOD & SAWYER PA.
2400 S E Federal Highway, 4th Roor
Stuart, Flonda 34994
(772) 286-1700
E-Mal rps@mesumm coum
Attorneys forPlainff
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1RTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000428
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG
BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-10,
PlaOntiff
FREDA B LAURENT, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FREDA B, LAURENT, JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN persant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
The 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No 47-2008-CA-000428, of the
Circuit Cot of fothe 19ih Judicial Circuit
In and for Okeechobhee Couty, Flodda,
where DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2096-10 is the Platonff and FREDA B
LAURENT, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRE-
DA B LAURENT: JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendards I will sel to the highest and
best bidder for cash at fthe OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11,00 am on fe 81h day of
Apnl, 2009, the following descnhed
property as set forth in sad Final Judg-
ment, to wo
LOT 7, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD, UNIT
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE (S)
51, AS RECORDED IN THE PUBL C
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE 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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with ho Aencans with
Disahlihes Act of 1990 (ADA),
Disabled persons who, because of
their disabflhes need special arcom-
modaumon to participate in ths pro-
ceedng should crdact neot later foan
seven (7) days or to the proceeding
Court Administration at 250 NW Coun-
ftry Club Or, Port St Lucie, FL 34989.
Pone 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hesnng impaired) or
1-8O00-955-8770 voice ipred),
DBaed te MShI day of March, 009
Sharon Robertson
Cleirk of The Circud Court
By/S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deduty Clih
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauoderdale, Rorida 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile, (954)771-6052
TollFree 1-800441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19 TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-00046f
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION,
Plainiff
BRIAN C KROMREY, COTTAGES AT THE
LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., MICHELLE A. POST-KROMREY,
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No 47-2008-CA-DO0466, of the
Circuit Court of fhe 19th Judcial Circuit
In and for CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC
is fhe Plaintm and BRIAN C KROMREY;
COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMIN-
IUM ASSOCIATION, INC; MICHELLE A
POST-KROMREY, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at fhe OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11'O am on The Bil day of
Apnl, 2009, the following descnbed
property as set forth in said nal Judg-
meat to witd
THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PAR-
CEL COMPOSED OF UNIT 21, COT-
TSAGES AT THE LAKE, A
CONDOMINIUM, AND AN UNDIVIDED
INTEREST OR SHARE IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE SUBJECT TO THE COVENANT',
RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS, CO
EDITIONS AND USES, TERMS AN
OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE DE
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, R
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD
BOOK 605, PAGE 228, OKEECHOBE
COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBL
RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH ALL TH
APPURTNENANCES TO THAT UN ,
SUBJECT, HOWEVER, TO THE PROV
SIONS OF THE DECLARATION 0-
CONDOMINIUM.
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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance wth he Amnencans with
Disabilites Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilites need special accommoda-
eion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
minstraton at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 hang impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voIce alpred)
Dated this 5th day of March, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circui Court
By /S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49fh Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Ronda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771-6052
Toll fee 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1 TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-CA-93
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
Plaintff
CHARLES WHITCHURCH, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHARLES WHITCHURCH,
JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT R OPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
In Case No 08-CA-93, of fhe Circuit
Court of fthe 19th Judicial Circut in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is to
Plaintf and CHARLES WHITCHURCH,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES
WHITCHURCH; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants I will sell to t highest and
best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11,.0 am on the 8fi day of
ApDil, 2009, fthe following descnbed
property as set forth in sad Final Judg-
ment to wd

LOT 36, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 39 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE 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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance wih th Amnencans with
Disablihes Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their
disailites need special accommoda-
ion to parIcipate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
minstraon at 250 NW Country Club
Dr., Port St Lucie, FL 34989, Pho.e
772- 07-4370, 1-800-955-8771
(hearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
(voice impaired),
Dated this 6h day of March, 2009
Sharon Roberson
Clerk of The Circud Court
By/S/SANDRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771-6052
Toll Free, 1-80441-2438
313739 ON 03/18,25/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-200M-CA-000509
U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLO-
ERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-8
Plaitliff
LAZARD RIVER, MAIRA RIVER, MI-
GUEL A. TORANZO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MIGUEL A TORANZO, JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No 47.2008-CA-000509, of the
Circuit Court of The 191h Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee Conly, Florida,
wheron U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TON, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE
RRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-8 is the
Plantiff and LAZARO RIVER, MAIRA
RIVER; MIGUEL A TORANZO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL A TORAN-
ZO, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-
fendants, I will sell to the hi hest and
best bidder for cash at fhe OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 1100 am on ohe 8fh day of
April, 2009, fhe following descnbed
property as set forth In sad Fhal Judg-
meat, to wit
LOT 11, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
10 OF TE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE 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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
ion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 250 NW Country Club
Dr, Port St Lucie, FL 34989 Phone
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
heanng impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
(voice im agred)
Dated his Fin day of March, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circui Court
By,/S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Ronda 33309
Telephone 954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771-052
Toll Free 1-80-441-2438
313743 ON 03/18,25/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000542
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plainff
JOSEPH UNDERHILL ASK/A JOSEPH A
UNDERHILL, III, BASSWOOD HOME-
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC, MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS FINANCIAL
CORPORATION, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOSEPH A UNDERHILL A/KA JOSEPH A
UNDERHILL, III, UNKNOWN TENANTS)
A//A ALEX PALAT: IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No 08-CA-93, of tho Circuit
Cort of the 19h Judicial Circui in and
for Okeechobee County, Honda, wherein
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC Is the
Plaintiff and JOSEPH UNDERHILL A//A
JJOSEPH A UNDERHILL, Ill. BASS-
WOOD HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSEPH A. UNDERHILL
A/K/A JOSEPH A UNDERHILL, III, UN-
KNOWN TERANT(S) A/K/A ALEX PALAT;
JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOREE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
at 11'00 am on the 8th day of Apnl,
2009, the following descnbed properly
as set forfh in said Final Judgment, to
we
LOT 51, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD UNIT
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51
AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE 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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
diabiliOes need special accommoda-
tion to participate in fhis proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pri to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 20 NW Country Club
Dr, Port St Lucie, FL 34989 Phone
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
(heanng impaired or 1-800-955-8770
(voice impaired)
Dated this 61f day of March, 2009,
Sharon Robertson
CleIk of The Ci rcu Court
By/S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Ronda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771-6052
Toll Bee 1-800-441-2438
313741 ON 03/18,25/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-0253
FLAGSTAR BANK FSB,
rPlaintiff
vs.
JORGE L SANTOS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JORGE L SANTOS; JOHN DOE, JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Motion and Order Reseffing Foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the 5th day of Janu-
ar 2009, and entered in Case No
2008-CA-0253, of the Circut Court of
the 19th Judicial Circut in and for Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, wherein FLAG-
STAR BANK FSB Is the Plantiff and
JORGE L SANTOS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JORGE L SANTOS, JOHN DOE, JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 1100 am on th lst
day of April, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in sad Final
Judgment, to wit
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 6, SEC-
TION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D IN-
CLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE 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 US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLIAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Amedcans ewith
Cisabillies Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pror to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (heanng impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 4th day of March, 2099
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Sreet, Sulte 120
Fort Lauderdale, Flonda 33309
Telephone (954) 453-0365
Facsimile (954) 771-6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
312945 ON 3/11,18/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-575
DIVISION: CMI Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC
A orida Corporation
Plaintff
DUDLEY R KIRTON, OKEECHOBEE
FEED, INC AND HIGHLANDS INDEPEN-
DENT BANK
Defendant
N NOTICE OF SAL
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated March 2, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 2008-CA-575 of fhe Circuit
Coir in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Honda where in SOUTHERN HOME-
SITES, INC a Florida Comporaton is the
Plainft, and DUDLEY R KIRTON, OKEE-
CHOBEE FEED, INC., and HIGHLANDS
INDEPENDENT BANK are the Delendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of
the Okeechobee Conty Judicl Center,
312 NW Third Street Okeechohee, Flon-
da at 11 o'clock A.M on the 8th day of
April, 2009, the following descnbed
properly as set forh in sad Order or Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit.
The South 1/3 of the Souhwest 1/4 of
Section 16, Townshp 36 South,
Range 36 East, fe above land lying
an being in Okeechobee County,
Honda
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI-
TLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE
PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL
JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENITITIED TO ANY RE-
MAINING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOUR-
SELF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REP-
RESENTATON AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK
OF THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN r110 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE I THERE IS ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE
SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE
REGISTRY OF THE COURT
Dated at Okeechobee Couny, Honda
this 5th day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY ,/S/ SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy CleO
KENNETH M JONES
Moedy, Jones, Inpno & Morsehead, PA
1333 S Universt Dhrioe, #201
(954) 473-6605
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-617
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUC-
CESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC
BANK, FSB
Plaintiff
vs
KELLANE M HOWELL, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KELLANE M HOWELL,
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 26, 2009, and entered in
Case No 2008CA617, of the Circudt
Court of fhe 19th Judicial Circutd in and
for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida In-
dyMac Federal Bank, FSB, successor
in interest to IndyMac Bank, FS B is
Plainff and KELLANE M HOWELL,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLANE M
HOWELL, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are defendants I will sell
to Mhe highest and best bidder for cash
at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W
3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972, at 312 NORTHWEST THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL, at 11 00
a m, on the Ist day of April, 2099, the
following descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 27, SECTION 15 AS TO THE
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPA-
NY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE
EASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND
EAST THIRTY FEET (30), OF THE
AFOREMENTIONED LOT
A person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus irom the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of
the ihe pendens mast file a clam wifh
60 days ater the sale.
Dated this 5ffi day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrainve Order No. 2.065.
In accordance ewif the Americans with
Disabilfies Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodatlon In order to participate in
this proceed, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance Please contact the Court
Administrator at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34906,
Phone No (772)807-4370 wilhin 2
working days of your recept of this
notice or pleading, i you are heanng
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD),
if you are voice iepaired, call
1-800-955-8770 (V) (Via Flonda Relay
Services)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-CA-85
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
Paintdff
vs
MICHELE A POST; COTTAGES AT THE
LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC ; ROMA LEE KRAUSE, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHELE A POST; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ROMA LEE
KRAUSE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
RE-HOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 151h day of December, 2008, an en-
tered in Case No 08-CA-85, of the Cir-
cuO Court of the 19th Judicial Circuo in
and for Okeechobee County, Ronda,
where CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is
the Planff and MICHELE A. POST, COT-
TAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC, ROMA LEE
KRAUSE, JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHELE A POST; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ROMA LEE
KRAUSE, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are dafen-
danEts I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RO STREET JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORI-
DA 34972, at 1100 am on te Oth day
of April, 2009, the following descnbed
property as set forth In said Final Judg-
ment, to witL
THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PAR-
CEL COMPOSED OF UNIT 13, COT-
TAGES AT THE LAKE, A
CONDOMINIUM, AND AN UNDIVIDED
INTEREST OR SHARE IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPURTEHANT
THERETO IN ACCORDANCE WITH
AND SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS,
RESTTICTONS, LIMITATIONS, CON-
DITIONS AND USES, TERMS AND
OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR
COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A CONDO-
MINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 605, PAGE 228,
DKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PUBLIC RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH
ALL THE APPURTENANCES TO THAT
UNIT, SUBJECT, HOWEVER TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM.
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 CLIAM WITH-
IN t0 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans with
Dosabilfies Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disablihes need special accormoda-
cun to particiate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-80-955-8771 (headng Impaired) or
1 -800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 51fh day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By/S/SANODRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Skeet, Sud 120
Foat Lauderdale, Flonda 33309
Toephone |954) 453-0365
Faomile I954) 771-6052
Toll Free, 1-800-441-2438
312951 ON 3/18,25/09


N ITHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-441
BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
Ptlantiff
BINH T NGUYEN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BINH T NGUYEN A/K/A IOING NGUY-
EN; JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defeaants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a inal Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No. 2007-CA-441, of the Circuit
Court of the 19fh Judicial Circuit In and
for Okeechobee County, Roida, wheron
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff
and BINH T NGUYEN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BINH T NGUYEN ANK/A 1O-
ING NGUYEN, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are daefm-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00 am on the 8th day of
April, 2009, the following descnbed
property as set forth in said Fina Judg-
ment, to wit
PARCEL 48, BRIDLEWOOD REACHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE 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 US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilites Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in his proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
minisrahon at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 hearingg Impaired) or
1 -800-955-8770 voice impaired)
Dated fhis 5th day Of March, 2009
Sharon Robertseon
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By S/ SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49hf Steet, Sute 120
Fort Lauderdale, Flonda 33309
Telephone 954)453-0365
Facsmile 54)771-6052
Toll Free. 1800-441-2438
313369 ON 3/18,25/09




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-200B-ca-000113
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs
RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO RAMIRDROORIGUEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
3617 SW 20th Sreet
Okeechobee, FL 34974-5490
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS' UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in OKEE HOBEE County, Flon-
da.
LOT 17, BLOCK 8, OAK PARK SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 3, PUBUC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
reured to serve a copy of our writan
enses within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Roaida Default Law
Group, L. Plaoiff's aftomey, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Flonda 33634, and file
the onginal with this Court either before
service on Plakif;s attorney or mmered-
ately thereafter otherwise a default will
be entered gains you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petion
Bls nAoice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Okeechobee News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court on his 1th day of March, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
B Kahy Amdd
s Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group PL.
PO Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622-5018
In accordance with tihe Amedcans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial acmmdafion to participate in
this proceeding should contadt Ie
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
Ne, is located at Lee County JuMse
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myera, Frilda 33901, tele-
phone number (813 335-229S;
1-8O0-955-0771 Era)D or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
prlor o thIMs proceeding.
313449 ON 3/18,25/09


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Wonlorce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast (DBA, Wrkforce Soku-
ions) Region 20 and the Treasure
Coast Job Traning Consortium announc-
es a public meeting to which all persons
are invited,
Date & Time, Wednesday,
March 25, 2009- 8.00 am
Place' WoEkforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
584 NW Universily Blvd., Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL 34986
RflnQE: To discuss matters corncern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act, Work-
force Employment Opportunities, the
Welfare Transibon Pro ram, One-St
Career Centers and the olkforce Devs-
opment Board A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
584 NW Universty Blvd, Sudte 100
Port St Lucie, FL 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by fhe Board wifi respect
to any matter considered at the above
referenced meeting, they will need to en-
sure a verbaim recording of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based, in order to provide a
record for judicial review,
313261 ON 3/18/09

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot cated at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Ronda 34972 on APRIL 3, 2009, at
900 A M Pursuant to Flonda Statute
713.78 for unfpaid towing and storage
charges Yea, make, model and VIN
are as follows
1997 Ford F250 Tuck
VN#1 FTFW26F7VEA38070
2000 Ford Mustane
VIN#1 FAFP4040YF242138
197 Nissan iAgeima -4 Door
VIN#f1N4BU31D5VC233111
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
it of final bid ALL SALES ARE FD-
aLt NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition wieh no guarantees
313917 ON 03/18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000584
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintff
vs
ANN E SWITZER, et al,
Dedant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO ANN E SWITZER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
13090 US Highway 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974-5490
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS. UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an achon to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in OKEECHOBEE County, Fiori-
da:
LOT 3, FLYING G ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and y80 are
required to serve a cpy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
publcafion, I any, on Ronda Defaufi Law
group, PL Plaintiff's aomey, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Dnve,
Suite 300, Tanpa, Flonda 33634, and file
fhe onginal wih this Court ether before
service on Plaintits atomrey or immede-
atfely hereafter otherwise a default wil
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Co lant or peton
This notice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Okeechobee News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court on this 12th day of March, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Cort
By Aene Neals
As Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group PL
PO Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622-5018
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
clai accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Deputy Court Administrator whose of-
fice Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, tele-
phone number 813)335-2299;
1-8-955-8771 TDO) or
1-8M-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay
Service, not later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
313624 ON 3/18,25/09
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 1STH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-000637
Deutansche Bank Naional Trust Company
as indenture Trustee for Amencan
Home Mortgage Investment Trust
2005-1, Mortgage-Backed Notes, Se-
nes 2005-1,
Plaeff,
vs
Chnshna Insua, Okeechobee Homeown-
ers AssociaBon, Inc, Unknown Partes in
Possession #1, Unknown Parties in
Possession #2, If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by, through, un-
der an against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to be
dead or alre, whether said Unleownc
Parties may clam an terest as Spouse,
Hars, Devisees, Graotees, or Other Clai-
mants
Defndants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO. Okeechobee Homeowners Associa-
bon, Inc
Residence unknown, f limvion including
any unknown spouse of said Defendants,
if Other has remained and if eiher or
both of sad Defendants are dead, thor
respecbve unknown hors, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors,
and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under against
the named Defendant(s), and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforemeioned unknown Defen-
dants and such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants as may be infants,
incompetenis or otherwise not sUi juns
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTICED that an ac-
bon has been commenced to foreclose
a mortgage on the following real prp-
erty, lying and hedng and stated in
Okeec heen County, Flonda, more
paricuarrly descnbed as follows,
LOT 23 AND THE SOUTH 55 FEET OF
LOT 22, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
more commonly known as
2825 Southeast 36th Avenue,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
This acson has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy
of our wtnten defense, if any, upeon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLR Attorneys
for Plainiff, whose address is 2424
North Federal Highway, Suite 360,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431, wSU thir-
ty (30) days after To flrst publication
of this noce and file the onginal wt
the clerk of this Court either before
service on Painiff's attorney or imme-
diately there after, other wise a default
wil be entered against you for the re-
li demanded fin e Complain
WITNESS myhand hand seal of this Coura
on the lfi day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circud and Couary Courts
By Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
313336 ON 3/18,25/09
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Choce Au-
tomoive located at 704 NE 2nd Ave,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 on Apsl 4,2009
at 10 00 AM Pursuant to Flodda Siatete
713585 for unpad service and storage
charges. Year, Make, Model and VIN are
as follows
1996 Mercur Grand Marqnise
VIH# 2ME 74W6TX643420
Tenrms of sale are cash, No checks wil
be accepted Seller reserves foe nght of
final bdf ALL SALES ARE FNALI NO
REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said vehicle
wil be se In 'AS IS condition with no
arantee
13903 ON 03/18/09
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrot Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34974 on
Fnday the 3rd day of Apel, 2009 front
10.0A-11L.0 A Pursuant to Rorda
statute 71378 for paid towing an
storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin's as
follows
1995 Green Ford Contfer
1FALP6533SK234872
1996 Black Kia Speortage
KNDJA7237T5519264
1987 Came Honda 250 3 Wheeler
JH3TE040HM304366
Tens of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the ngiht of final bid All sales are final
No refunds will be made Said autfmoo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" wih no
guarantees.
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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Bats, arms lead to winning weekend


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Cameron Tewksbury and Jon-
athan Crawford both had com-
plete game performances this
past weekend as the Okeechobee
High School Brahman baseball
team won games over Glades
Central on the road and St. Albans
of Washington D.C. at home.
Okeechobee pounded out
18 hits Friday night as they wal-
loped the Raiders in Belle Glade,
17-0. Tewksbury pitched a perfect
game for five innings, tossing just
49 pitches.
The Brahmans scored seven
times in the second and six more
in the fourth to win by the mercy
rule in five innings. "Cameron
was on. He didn't let them at-
tempt to get started. Our guys
swung the ball well and hit the
ball down and hard all game. We
faced the same pitcher from our
earlier game but we didn't leave
anything to question," Brahman
Coach Dylan Tedders said.
Baseball experts will say the
sign of a good team is being able
to win the close games. It appears
that Okeechobee is getting better
at those types of games.
Saturday, Okeechobee played
flawless defense and got another
excellent pitching performance
in a 2-1 victory over St. Albans of
Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Crawford scattered
five hits over seven innings and
struck out 12 Bulldogs. He was
at his best when he had to be as


he struck out the side in the sixth
inning when the Bulldogs threat-
ened to tie the score. "I feel great
(pitching well) coming off a hor-
rible pitching outing. To come
back like this feels good. I walked
a lot of batters last time, but I kept
walks to a minimum today. That
was a plus. They were good and
had a couple of good hitters. I hit
my spots and got them out."
Coach Tedders said Crawford
really looked confident out on the
mound and he had confidence
that he could finish the game.
"Crawford had that look in his
eye today, and I liked that. We
had Stokes warmed up and ready
to go with any sign of trouble, but
Crawford just had that look. He
threw well all day. He mixed in
the curveball, and his changeup.
You've got to like the day he had.
He was able to get back on the
mound and have some success."
Tedders said with Crawford
the key has been confidence. He
has always had the physical tools,
now he appears to be maturing
into a confident pitcher. "When
he gets his fast ball across and
mixes in his other pitches, he is
tough to beat. I hate to pull him
when he has his good stuff. I just
couldn't take him out."
Okeechobee managed only
four hits against St. Albans but
it was enough to get the win.
They scored both of their runs in
the bottom of the fourth. Adam
Tewksbury and Crawford singled,
and a passed ball moved the run-


ners up to second and third. Bran-
don Farless hit a routine grounder
to second baseman Andrew Yan
but he flubbed it, twice, first let-
ting it bounce off his glove, and
then throwing the ball away. Two
runs scored on the play to give
Okeechobee a 2-0 lead.
St. Albans put three hits to-
gether off Crawford in the sixth
and appeared to be poised to
tie the game or go ahead. Matt
Bowman doubled, Yan reached
on a bunt single, and Justin Col-
ter drove home a run with a soft
single. Crawford buckled down
with runners on the corners as he
struck out Cameron Windham,
Henry Cooke and a pinch hitter,
all on called third strikes, to keep
Okeechobee ahead. "I was just
trying to keep the runs to a mini-
mum and hit my spots as usual.
I threw my curveball for a strike
and got them out. It feels really
good."
Okeechobee has a big week
this week as they play two district
opponents. Okeechobee played
at Fort Pierce Westwood Tues-
day. They will host Lincoln Park
on Thursday night at 7 p.m. On
Monday, March 23, they will trav-
el to Jensen Beach. Okeechobee,
Jensen Beach and Lincoln Park
are all (4-1) in district play as play
begins this week.


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