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Publication Date: December 10, 2008
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KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 99 No. 289 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


OHCF Resident Art
Calendar
Okeechobee Health Care
Facility is proud to present the
9th annual 2009 Resident Art
Calendar on Wednesday, Dec.
10, at 2:30 p.m. 18 Resident Art-
ists, with ages ranging between
62 and 97, will be escorted by
family members and friends
throughout the building parade,
followed by a reception in the
Main Dining Room where all
149 Resident water-color paint
ings will be on display. Special
recognition will be given to
the Calendar Cover Artist, the
Senior Artist, and the Resident
Artist with the most completed
paintings, as well as the OHCF
Art Instructors. Come celebrate
with the Residents and their ac
complishments, proving that
Learning is Truly Lifelong!

Main Street Mixer
planned Dec. 11
Okeechobee Main Street in-
vites you to share the holiday
spirit with them at their Decem-
ber Main Street Mixer to be held
on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5-7
p.m. Hosted by the offices of
Costopoulos and Helton, CPA
located at 195 S.W 28th Street,
there will be refreshments,
door prizes and the yearly Mega
50-50 will be drawn. For more
information call Okeechobee
Main Street at: 863-357-6246.

OHS Rodeo Team
to run concession
stand as fundraiser
The Florida High School
Rodeo Team Okeechobee
Chapter will have a concession
stand at the Horse and Tack
Auction on Dec. 13, beginning
at 11 a.m. The location is 4793
Hwy. 441 South. Barbecue pork
sandwiches, hamburgers and
hot dogs will be sold. Proceeds
will benefit the rodeo team.

Drought Index

Current: 606
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.16 feet
Last Year: 10.23 feet
S Sgonsored By:

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level


OUA considers $10 million loan


Loan to be used
for constructing
sewer main

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The present uncertain eco-
nomic conditions were the
cause of a lengthy discussion at
the Tuesday, Dec. 9 meeting of
the Okeechobee Utility Authority


(OUA) board of directors.
The board spent most of the
meeting discussing the terms of
a possible loan agreement with
Regions Bank. In 2007 the utility
had taken out a $10 million loan
with the bank for expansion
of the surfacewater treatment
plant.
At Tuesday's meeting finan-
cial advisor Jeff Larson went into
detail describing the terms of a
proposed second $10 million


loan which would be used for
construction of an eastside sew-
er main to accommodate pro-
posed housing developments in
the southeastern portion of the
county. It would also be used to
incorporate Treasure Island into
the OUA sewer system, eliminat-
ing septic tanks which contrib-
ute to the contamination of Lake
Okeechobee.
"The good news is we have
credit approved," said Mr. Lar-


Firefighter training: Burn, baby, burn!


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Twenty-seven trainees from the Indian River Fire Academy in Fort Pierce took part in a
training exercise in Okeechobee on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Academy instructors would set a
room on fire and then a squad of trainees would enter the house on S.R. 78 W. to battle
the blaze. Two training officers entered the abandoned house with each squad. Once
the exercise had been completed the house, owned by Dewey Daniels and donated
by him for this exercise, was razed. All of the glass had been removed from the house
Monday, Dec. 8.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
City Fire Lt. Glenn Hodges looks on during a training burn Tuesday.


son. He felt the terms offered
were the best that could be ob-
tained in the present economic
conditions.
"These conditions are better
than other utilities are getting,"
Mr. Larson said. Without being
specific, he noted that the terms
offered were better than the con-
ditions offered by other organi-
zations that he advised.
However board members
and staff were not so optimistic.


The loan would take the form
of a 24-month line of credit. Dur-
ing that time the board could
borrow as much money as
would be needed up to $10 mil-
lion. The loan would be repaid
over 10 years. The interest rate
would vary according to a spe-
cific formula and would be ad-
justed every six months.
Board members and staff
See Loan Page 14


Eckerd



counselors



attacked


8 clients charged
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Eight clients at the Eckerd
Youth Alternatives (EYA) Inc.
facility were arrested Tuesday
morning after they reportedly
assaulted two counselors.
According to information
from Deputy Howard Picker-
ing of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) the
eight male clients seven,
of whom are 18 years of age
while the eighth is 17 were


booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail on a felony charge
of battery on a detention staff
member. One of the clients,
the deputy added, was actually
charged with two counts of the
third-degree felony.
The teens will go before a
judge Wednesday for their first-
appearance hearing and their
bonds will be set at that time.
Their names had not been
released as of newspaper dead-
line Tuesday.
Deputy Pickering said the
See EYDC Page 7


Deputies seek


clues in fatal


hit-and-run


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators are search-
ing for the person or persons
involved in an early morning
fatality hit-and-run accident on
N.W. 10th Terrace.
Deputy John Ashby, of the
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), said a


43-year-old Latino man was
pronounced dead at the scene
after he was apparently struck
by a pickup truck. The truck
is believed to be a 1983-86 F
Series Ford pickup. The color of
the vehicle was unknown as of
newspaper deadline.
The accident occurred near
See Clues Page 7


Post Office will

have satellite site


Index


Adopt a Pet................................ 4
Classifieds. ....... ....... 12-14
Crossword............................ ... 14
Holiday Happenings ................. 6
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out ..... ........ ... 4
Sports 15-16
Sudoku 14
Weather 2
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
They call them contract
postal unit and Okeechobee is
getting one.
The Post Office expects to
open a new satellite operation
soon at Mid Florida Hardware
on U.S. 441 South. It will be a
full service facility where cus-
tomers can get all of their post-
al needs.
"I'm very excited. I think it
will be great for the post office,
the Okeechobee community
and Mid Florida Hardware,"
Post Master Mark Pinson
said, "It gives the residents of
Okeechobee another option
for their postal business, espe-
cially those down at the south
end of town, Buckhead Ridge
and Treasure Island."
The post office has initiated
a national hiring freeze. They
will not be hiring employees


anytime soon due to the state of
the economy. At the same time
the demand for postal services
in Okeechobee has increased
and there are fewer employees
to handle those needs.
The new location will per-
haps lighten the load on the
main office in town and reduce
the wait time for customers.
"It's good for Mid Florida
hardware too because it will in-
crease their traffic. When peo-
ple are there taking care of their
postal needs, they might pur-
chase some of their products
as well," Mr. Pinson noted.
Mr. Pinson said there are a
number of businesses across
the nation who are now work-
ing with the post office and this
is a growing trend. He noted
Okeechobee has one of the
largest service areas in the post-
al system as they serve parts of
See Site Page 7


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Steer wrestling
Cole Fulford was among the contestants in the Steer Wrestling event in the Florida High
School Rodeo competition at the old Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Grounds on U.S.
441 N. on Saturday. High school teams from all over the state participated. For some short
videos from the rodeo online go to www.newszap.com, click on "Okeechobee" and then
on "local issues."


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Weather Forecast


Now Serving Okeechobee


Wednesday: Isolated showers after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 86. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South-
east wind around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 82. Windy, with a south southeast wind between 10
and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is
50 percent.
Thursday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 65. West southwest wind between 10 and
15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Winds will be from the
southwest around 10 mph becoming northwest.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. North northeast
wind around 5 mph.


Lotteries


Submitted photo
Young model
Crystal Garza, 14, has been selected to participate in a
modeling competition in Los Angeles, Calif. Jan. 5-11.
Miss Garza is the current Okeechobee County Junior Miss
Firecracker. She will be accompanied to California by her
proud parents Marcy and Mike Corwin.


Births


Javier

Michael

Gill-Garcia
Carla Garcia and Mocies Gill
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Javier Michael.
He was born on Nov. 20, 2008
at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port
St. Lucie. He weighed 9 pounds 1
ounce and was 21 inches long at
birth.
Javier was welcomed home
by his uncles, Cruz, Raul, and
Saul Garcia.
Maternal grandparents are Car-
los and Linda Garcia of Okeecho-
bee.

Engagements

Jandl -

Wacker
Tom Jandl of Fairfax, Minn.,
and Kathy and Kevin Finstad of
New Ulm, Minn., are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Jamie Jandl to Noel
Wacker.
The prospective groom is the
son of Beverly and Ron Hall of
Okeechobee, and Leon Wacker
and Charlene Peterson of Sauk
Rapids, Minn.
The bride to be is a gradu-
ate of GFW High School and St.
Cloud Technical College. She is
employed by Central Minnesota
Mental Health Center and the
Red Wing Shoe Store, both in St.
Cloud, Minn.
The groom is a graduate of St.


Submitted photo
Javier Michael Gill-Garcia.
Paternal grandparents are Da-
vid and Betty Gill of Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Laura
Evans of Ft. Pierce, Wesley and
Shirley Griffin of Dadeville, Ala.
Great great grandparents are
Estelle Beam of Ft. Pierce.


Noel Wacker Jamie Jandl.
Cloud Cathedral and is employed
by Waste Management of St.
Cloud, Minn.


The Florida Lotto Numbers selected Monday are: Cash 3: 4-3-4;
Play 4: 9-0-2-0; Fantasy 5: 4-6-7-11-17. Numbers selected Tuesday
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3


Couple

fight over

wrong

groceries

Woman allegedly
rammed car into
boyfriend's van
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A woman was arrested after
a domestic argument escalated
to the point that she reportedly
slapped her live-in boyfriend in the
face then rammed her vehicle into
his as he was sitting in the driver's
seat.
Dora E. Castro, 21, N.E. 103rd
Ave., Okeecho-
bee,wasarrested
Dec. 6 on felony
charges of ag-
gravated assault
and aggravated
battery-motor
vehicle. She was
also arrested on
a misdemeanor Dora E.
charge of bat- Castro
tery.
Castro was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $16,000.
An arrest report by Deputy
Mark Shireman of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states Castro and her boyfriend
began to fight after returning
home from a local grocery store.
Apparently, the couple bought
two wrong items so Castro sent
her boyfriend back to the store to
correct the problem. However, he
reportedly purchased the wrong
two items a second time.
The couple began to argue
around 12:30 p.m. Saturday and
at some point Castro reportedly
slapped Carlos Alberto Rubio-Per-
ales, 24, twice in the face, stated
the deputy's report. When the
woman turned and began to walk
away, Rubio-Perales reportedly
shoved the back of the woman's
head, stated Deputy Shireman.
Castro then reportedly told her
paramour she wanted to leave, so
he went outside to move his van
because it was parked behind her
gray PT Cruiser. As he went out-
side Castro "appeared in the door-
way with a small steak knife in her
hand," said the report.
Rubio-Perales then moved his
van and Castro got into her car.
But before leaving, she backed her
car into the blue van and moved
it out of her way while the man
was still inside, the deputy's report
stated.
Castro was found a short time
later by OCSO Deputy Bart Potter.
Deputy Shireman's report does
not indicate if Rubio-Perales was
injured in the fray.
Rubio-Perales was not charged
in the incident, said Deputy Shire-
man's report, because Castro "was
the primary aggressor."

Woman

RORd after

arrest on

drug charge
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Vero Beach woman has
been released from the Okeecho-
bee County Jail on her own re-
cognizance following her arrest
on a felony drug charge.
Katie Marie Kimbrough, 27,
was arrested Dec. 8 on a felony
session oftoa
controlled sub-
stance (xanax).
She was also
arrested on a
misdemeanor
charge of pos-
session of mari-
juana under 20
grams.
Kimbrough Katie Marie
was arrested in
the 700 block of Kimbrough
N.E. 14th Ave. at 2:53 a.m. after
a small baggie containing a pill
and a green eafy substance was
found in her shoe, stated an arrest
report by Deputy Justin Akins of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
The report states that Deputy
Akins and fellow deputies Arlene
Durbin and Dale Hardy were in
the area early Monday conducting
an investigation when they began
to speak with Kimbroug about
that investigation.
For their safety, Deputy Har-
dy asked the woman if Deputy
Durbin could search her person.
During this search the female
deputy found the substances in
Kimbrough's left shoe.
The green leafy substance
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence
of marijuana, stated the report by
Deputy Akins. The report went
on to say that the suspected pot
weighed 6 grams.
Kimbrough was booked into
the county lail then released fol-
lowing her first-appearance hear-
ing Monday.


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RACISM: Over the years I have learned it is not the color of a
man's skin that makes him a man ... it's his ethics. Just because a
person prefers to be around others of their own color does not neces-
sarily make them a racist. To me being a racist is when someone is
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PROGRESS: I was watching PBS station and they were chroni-
cling immigration of Italians to America back in the early 1900s. Their
point was that folks this day and time complain about racism but
don't have a clue as to how bad things were; there were no laws to
protect against public racism. Myself, I remember the days of white
only drinking fountains. Blacks sat "upstairs" in the theaters, white
only schools, you would never see a Hispanic in town, etc. If you
think it's bad now, you should have been there. We have come a
long way, yet have a very long way to go still. In my opinion, races
will always have dissension. Not so much because of the color of skin
as I think we as a populous have accepted that. However, I believe
cultures) will always divide us, and although "culture" is not based
on skin color it is many times associated with it.
OBAMA: I saw President-elect Obama on Meet the Press on Sun-
day. I did not vote for the man, but I was very impressed with the
interview. He seems to have a good grasp of the problems with the
economy and some good ideas. I think he made a lot more sense
in that interview than he did during the campaign. Maybe with the
election pressure off, he can relax a little and not worry that some-
one is going to try to pick apart everything he says. I really hope his
ideas do help this country. I am glad he said that the management
of the car companies will have to take cuts in pay and not get their
usual bonuses if they expect the government to loan them money.
The unions will have to give concessions too. If they don't all agree to
work together, they will all be unemployed. Plus, they have to show
a business plan that will actually turn a profit or else they won't get
a loan. Why would anyone loan money to a company that doesn't
have a workable business plan.
AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: If the county wants to have more public
events at the Agri-Civic Center, maybe they should concentrate on
holidays we don't already have a lot of other events. During Decem-
ber, most people are already really busy with school, church and club
events. We already have the city Christmas lighting and the parade
and festival the second Saturday in December. Maybe doing some-
thing at the Agri-Civic Center too is just overkill. But many months
there isn't anything special going on. How about putting on some-
thing for folks to enjoy in one of the slower months? Just an idea.
MARIJUANA: My vote would be to legalize and get rid of the dra-
conian laws that are clogging up our criminal justice system, jails,
and prisons. Marijuana is way less dangerous than alcohol and is
non-addictive, yet alcohol is legal. You can drink yourself into stu-
pors, yet when you smoke too much, all you do is smoke yourself
sober. I believe in a safer choice and feel marijuana should be legal-
ized USA wide. This would get rid of smugglers and street dealers,
leaving those that choose to smoke to grow their own without fear
of arrest. Maybe one day everyone will wise up about the real truth
behind pot.
SOLAR: I think solar power is a wonderful idea. We need to take
advantage of every advance in the technology. Just because oil prices
are going down does not mean we should relax and stop looking
for alternative fuels. The Saudis and other oil barons want us to stay
dependent on foreign oil. They want to keep us addicted to foreign
oil so we keep buying it from them. But if this country is going to
become healthy again, we need to wean ourselves off of the depen-
dence on foreign oil. We need energy sources that are available in our
own country and that will not harm the environment. I think solar is
a great start. And wind energy sounds promising as well. Renewable
bio-fuel is good as long as we aren't using a food crop -- or land that
would otherwise be planted with a food crop -- to produce it.
CARS: If the auto industry wants to stay in business, they need
to find a way to make good, safe, energy-efficient cars people can
afford. Most people cannot afford $20,000 or $30,000 for a car. They
need cars in the $10,000 range at most. If the executives and auto
workers don't find a way to make good, affordable cars, they will
be out of business. And then none of them will have a paycheck at
all. So their choice is between taking a cut in pay and having no pay.
Because they can't just go on the way they have been.
EXECUTIVES: What I do not understand is why these banks and
auto companies kept giving their executives bonuses when the com-
panies were losing money. They need to fire all of the executives and
bring in new people who can do a better job. Business as usual will
not cut it. If the companies are going to survive, they need new ideas
and people who will work for a reasonable wage instead of expect-
ing multi-million dollar bonuses as a reward for doing a poor job.
DECORATIONS: In spite of the bad economy, I am glad to see
that some in Okeechobee still have enough holiday spirit to put up
decorations. It is great to see the pretty lights, Santas and reindeer. It
lifts the spirit.
SCHOOLS: I don't understand why the high school has to start so
early. The school bus comes at a little after 6 a.m. Teenagers do not
function well early in the morning. Half of them are probably asleep
in their first classes. It would make a lot more sense to start high
school around 8:30 or 9 a.m. when their brains are functioning. How
can they learn when they are falling asleep. And trying to get them to
go to bed earlier is not the answer because studies have shown that
teenagers brains are just on a different schedule.
TOY DRIVES: I see three different toy drives in the paper. I know
they all do good work. I hope everyone donates to at least one of
them as the need in this community is very great.
FUNDRAISING: I would like to add my comment to those about
the schools having the kids sell things to raise money. It is really out of
hand. This is just too much pressure on the kids and on the families
to buy stuff we cannot afford. They need to put a stop to these fund-
raisers until the economy improves. The schools need to get by on
what they get from the taxes. The rest of us have to scale back and get
by on what we can earn, and no one is getting raises or bonuses.
PARADE: It's almost time for another parade in Okeechobee.
The Christmas parade is one of my favorites. Folks, this time can we
please all remember to stand for the flag when the color guard goes
by at the start of the parade? People here say they love America and
they love Okeechobee, but when the flag comes by they act as if they
have no manners. You stand for the flag when it passes in the parade.
You stand and put your hand on your heart or you salute. Show a little
respect this time. Thank you.
EMPLOYMENT: If you have a job, you better give it all of your
efforts and work as hard as you can, because if you goof off there are
dozens of people waiting to take that job.
CABINET: I hear the liberals are not real happy with our new
president-elect's choices for his cabinet. Isn't that just too bad? You
elected him, did you really think you could control him, or that he
would do everything he promised you during the campaign? He's
a politician, like all the rest. They'll promise you anything during a
campaign. Now you have to live with it for four years.
LAKE: I am really worried about Lake Okeechobee. I have been
talking to some of the fishermen and they say the lake conditions are
not good. The water from the tropical storms came in too fast. We
needed the water, but not so much so fast. It may take years for the
lake to recover. And with the economy the way it is already, that is not
good news for us. I think the county needs to do something to bring
more jobs to Okeechobee and not rely on tourism. Because with the
condition of the lake, the fishermen are not going to come here. We
need something else here to provide jobs.


Letters to the Editor


Residents search for
missing pets
Can someone help us find our
missing dogs?
Daisy and Pebbles have been
missing from our residence since
Monday Nov. 3. They were seen
that Monday on Hazellief Road off
of Hwy 710 and then on Tuesday
back behind the Race Track con-
venience store on 70 East. They
have not been seen since.
Daisy is a female American
Bulldog, she is white with a big
black patch over her left eye and
above her tail. She weights about
50 lbs.
Pebbles is a Female Puggle
(Pug & Beagle Mix). She is reddish
brown in color and weighs about
20 lbs. Pebbles has been spayed
and has a microchip. Both of
them were wearing Pet Safe col-
lars with their names, our address
and phone number on them.
I have searched for them ev-
erywhere and they are nowhere
to be found.
If anyone has any information
please contact us -- Bryant Hicks
at 863-697-0094 or Crystal Hicks
at 863-634-2793.
Bryant and Crystal Hicks


Submitted photo

Big Lake Mission Outreach Toy Run
Big Lake Mission Outreach would like to thank everyone who helped with the Holiday
Toy Run on Dec. 6. The event raised $1,775 for the mission's annual toy drive. Those
who participated or contributed included: More-2-Life Ministries, Comm. equip. and
Eng. Co., Bass Funeral Home, Ambassadors for Jesus, Mike Brown Ministries, Da-
vid and Betty Bokoras, Russell and Dollie Chandler, David and Elizabeth Hare, Gary
Brown, Doug and Pam Wyatt, Jim Haddix, Roy and Julie Reno, Larry Maker, Bill Petit,
Sam Vuleta, Mitch Prevatt, Geroge Velladas, Dan Corwin, Ruby Garcia, Jean and Roger
Hayes, M. Miller, N, Tackett, R. and Judy Sheeler, R. Wolfe, Tra L. Adkins, I. Bockman,
Phillip Bloeser, W.I. Durrance, Britney Dolce and R. Pettey and Kathy Pettey. Thanks
also to those who may not have signed the "sign In" sheet. For more information on the
toy drive call 863-763-5725 or 863-697-6433.


Community Calendar


Submitted photo
Daisy (left) and Pebbles (right) have been missing from their
residence since Monday, Nov. 3. They were last seen behind
the Race Track convenience store on 70 East.


Submitted photo/Okeechobee Animal Control

Adopt a Pet
This is 'Tiki' a two year old, female terrier mix with a won-
derful temperament.
Her adoption fee is $105 which includes her spay, a heart-
worm check, a rabies vaccine, DA2LP and parvo' vaccine
and a County license. All adoptions require a home visit
and any other pets to be currently vaccinated against ra-
bies. For more information contact Animal Control at 863-
357-3225. Remember pets are for life not just for Christ-
mas.
All previously featured pets have been adopted.





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Wednesday, Dec. 10
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. 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.
AA. 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, Dec. 11
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, knit-
ting, 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.
AA. 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.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
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.
AA. 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 acaregiver 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.




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5


County has only


had four female


commissioners


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
During most of Okeechobee
County's history the county com-
mission has consisted entirely of
men. However, in a predominate-
ly Democratic county Margaret
Helton recently became the first
Republican and fourth female to
sit on the county commission.
The county's first female com-
missioner was Sarah Price who
defeated Moise Jointer for the
District 3 seat in 1980. Four years
later she was defeated by Clif
Betts who still holds that seat. In
1992 Susan Hughes defeated Na-
thaniel Hazellief for the District 1
position. She, too, only remained
in office for one term. In 1996 she


was defeated by Mr.
son David.


Hazellief's


The only female commission-
er to date to hold office for more
than four years was Clois Harvey.
Her husband was long time com-
missioner Charles Harvey. In 1995
she was appointed to serve out
the remainder of her husband's
term when he died in office. In
1996 Mrs. Harvey ran to retain the
District 5 seat and defeated Gary
L. McDeavitt by a three to one
margin. At the end of her first four
year term, Mrs. Harvey had no
Democrat challengers. However,
she defeated then Republican Ray
Whorley by a two to one margin.
Mrs. Harvey did not seek re-elec-
tion in 2004.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Local Christmas


concert planned


The Okeechobee Communi-
ty Choir will present the annual
Christmas concert -- including
One Incredible Moment, Han-
del's Hallelujah! Chorus, and
other seasonal favorites -- on
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and
20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec.
21, at 3 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. Okeechobee, (North-
west of Walgreen's at the inter-
section of U.S. 441 & SR 70).
The beautiful blend of 65
voices comprising this season's
choir represents singers from
eighteen local churches: Buck-
head Ridge Christian, Canal
Point Baptist, Church of Our
Saviour, Dunklin Memorial, First
Baptist, First Baptist of Lake Jo-
sephine, First United Methodist-
Okeechobee, First United Meth-
odist-Stuart, Freedom Ranch, His
House of Fellowship-Church of
the Nazarene, KOA Community,
Northside Baptist, Okeechobee
Presbyterian, Peace Lutheran,


Sacred Heart, Seventh-day Ad-
ventist, St. Teresa of the Child
Jesus, and Westside Christian.
Many selections will be ac-
companied on the glorious 1945
Reuter Pipe Organ. Soloists in-
clude: Justin Alien, Mike Brooks,
Carolyn Burrell, Betty Clement,
Reid and Erin Ellinger, Mary
Hurley, Michael Hutchison, Kev-
in Kinnaird, Lonnie Kirsch, John
Olsen, Kenny Resmondo, Anton
Silva, John and Chris Sufficool,
Steve Walker, Steve Wegman,
Kathryn Wilkinson, Victoria
Williams, and Mike Zierden.
Michael Hayes, Accompanist
Nicolle Wood, Narrator Sheila
Brown, Sound.
A Love offering will be tak-
en.
For more info, call 863-634-
7714.


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4 The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will sponsor a
Silent Auction for (4) Club Level Seats
Plus Special Parking to the
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Bidding begins at Riverside National Bank on Monday,
1208/08 at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:30 PM
on Friday, 12/12/08
Bidding starts at $100 and increments of $10 thereafter. Please fill out the bid slip
with your name, phone number and bid.
All funds collected are used forth youth of our community. Example, "scholarships."
Tickets are valued at $639.90 Tickets are donated by Larson Dairy Inc


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ti ive the Gift of MOBILITY
Scooters & Powerchairs
Manual Wheelchairs
Walkers & Lift Chairs
Lifts & Carriers
Bathroom Safety Products
v. Hand Controls
Oxygen rc
$ )Diabetic Testing Suppliesr
i Repair Services


IRSC students collect teddy bears


Teddy bears
collected for
children in crisis'
Indian River State College
students and members of the
Academy of Future Teachers and
Service Learning Clubs collected
over 200 teddy bears for" Opera-
tion: Teddy Bear." The teddy bears
and other plush toys will be dis-
tributed to local fire, police, and
sheriff's departments to comfort
children during times of crisis.
IRSC's Academy of Future
Teachers and Service Learning
Clubs prepare students for com-
munity involvement. "It is a great
opportunity for students to share
their talents and time while expe-
riencing a feeling of satisfaction
that they have 'helped' someone,"
said Lorraine Coughlin, IRSC As-
sistant Professor. These clubs also
provide students the opportunity
to strengthen and develop com-
munity awareness as well as to
discover the joys and rewards of
touching the lives of someone in
need. For more information, con-
tact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-
792-4772.


Submitted photo/IRSC
For IRSC's "Operation: Teddy Bear" members of IRSC Academy of Future Teachers and Ser-
vice Learning Clubs collected and will distribute over 200 teddy bears and other plush toys to
community agencies to be given to children during times of crisis. Pictured L to R: (back row)
Amanda Banks, Timothy Tredor, Elizabeth Staub, Craig Dillon, Professor Lorraine Coughlin,
Sandra VanVorst; (front row) Malgorzata Cole, Kelli Siters, and Shannon Hartley.


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Holiday Happenings


Christmas window
contest open
Okeechobee Main Street has
announced their Third Annual
Christmas Window Decorat
ing Contest. Judging will be on
Dec. 13. The winner will receive
a plaque. For information please
contact Okeechobee Main Street
863-357-MAIN (6246).


Obituaries
Obituaries should be
ted to the Okeechobee
e-mailing obits@news
Customers may also
photos and links to onl
books. A link to the obi
available at www.news

Clint Bass, 77
OKEECHOBEE Clint
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, in his
was 77.
Born May 28,
1931 in Basinger,
to Robert and
Oveda Bass, he
was born and
raised in Okee-
chobee County.
He was a retired
c a t t le
man and member of
Blessing Assembly of God.
Mr. Bass is survived by 1
55 years, Mamie (Lowe)
sons, Edward Bass (Si
Frankfort, Ky, and Michae
Orlando; daughter, Elaine
berry (Gene), of Okeecho
grandchildren; sister, Alm
of Okeechobee; and bro
Bass, of Basinger.
Visitation will be 10 a.m
Dec. 9, 2008, until service
a.m. at Abundant Blessing
of God. Burial will follow
Memorial Gardens in Ft. Pi
Friends may sign the gue
www.bassokeechobee
home.com.
All arrangements are en
the care of Bass Okeechot
al Home and Crematory,
2nd St., Okeechobee.

Mary Lois
Lamoureux, 77
OKEECHOBEE Mary
moureux, died Friday, Dec
in Raulerson Hospital. She
Born Dec. 12, 1930 in
Ala., she had been a n
Okeechobee for the past 1
She is preceded in dea
husband, John A. Lamo
parents, Joseph and Bess
three brothers; one sister
daughter, Jennifer Loflin;
granddaughters, Gabby an
She is survived by children
Lamoureux Jr. (Shirley),
Lake, Minn., Theresa M. La
of Pahokee, Curtis E. Lam
of Connelly Springs, N.C.,
S. Lamoureux, of Ocala, L
Lamoureux (Cindy), of Be
Elizabeth A. Lamoureux,
chobee, and Joseph A. L
(Sherrie), of Ocala; gran
Ryan, Johnny, Shane La
Eric and Brandy Miller, C
die) Amanda Lamoureux,
soe, Scott Loggins, Kri
Hunter Lamoureux, Danl
reux, Danielle Lamoureux
seph Stevens; great-gran
Veronica and Michelle Gar
Zamudio, Kelsey, Taylo
Thatcher Lamoureux, Britt
an, Corey Kelsoe, and A
dence; and special friend
Donna, Bobby, Dana, Jas
David, Buck and Terry.
The family will be receive
from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednes
10, 2008 and services on T
10 a.m. in the Buxton Fun
Chapel.
All arrangements are un
reaction ad care of the Bux
al Home and Crematory,
5th St., Okeechobee.


Pentecostals to host
Christmas program
The Pentecostals of Okeecho-
bee will host "Celebrating Jesus"
on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.
Please come join us to celebrate
at 405 S.W. 10th Ave. For more
information, please call 863-467
1611 or 863-634-4554.


e submit- Robert 'Bob' Carl Frazer
News by OKEECHOBEE -Robert "Bob" Carl
zap.com. Frazer, of Okeechobee, went home
request to be with his
ine guest Lord on Saturday,
tuaries is Dec. 6, 2008.
zap.com. He was born in
Marion, Ky., on
July 16, 1935, and
Bass, died graduated from
home. He Marion High
School. Bob
graduated from Law Baree Agee La-
boratories, in Atlanta, Ga., and be-
came a technician in the concrete
industry.
In 1966, he moved to Fort Pierce,
and in 1980 moved to Okeechobee.
He worked in Chicago, Kansas City,
Jessup, New Orleans, Los Angeles,
and Tampa; and spent seven years
Abundant in Saudi Arabia with Tradco-Vulcan
Industries.
his wife of At the time of his death, he was
Bass; two the North Area Regional Manager for
usan), of Continental Concrete of Fort Pierce.
I Bass of He was a member of the Fort Pierce
Rodden- Rotary Club for over 15 years and
bee; eight was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His
ia Stokes, church home was Treasure Island
their Earl Baptist Church in Okeechobee.
Bob could work magic with a bar
Tuesday, becue grill and spent countless
time at 11 hours grilling ribs and roasts for
Assembly friends and family. His other special-
at Hillcrest ties were his homemade barbecue
erce. sauce, apple salad, and giblet gravy.
st book at He enjoyed listening to gospel music
funeral and loved to read about American
military history. He was devoted to
trusted to his wife and family, an avid fan of
bee Funer- the Florida Gators and President
205 N.E. Bush, and a strong believer in the
Word of God.
He is survived by his daughter,
Cynthia Betes of Port St. Lucie, and
sons John Frazer of Nashville, Tenn.,
and Larry Frazer of Fort Pierce. Oth-
Lois La- er survivors include brothers, Edwin
5, 2008, (Bart) Johnson of Marion, Ky,
was 77. Charles (Runt) Johnson of Hudson,
Ashford, William (Copper) Johnson of St.
resident of Louis, Mo., Schley (Slick) Frazer of
Years. Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister, Frances
th by her Quertermus of O'Fallon, Mo., and 11
ureux Sr.; grandchildren.
ie Hodge; He was preceded in death by his
Br; grand- wife, Marvine Frazer; brother, Doug-
and great las (Mose) Johnson; sister, Ada Nell
dCalista. (Polly) Simpson; and grandson, CPT
n, John A. Adam P. Snyder.
of Prior Memorial contributions may be
imoureux, made to Hospice of Okeechobee,
ureux Sr., 411 SE 4th St., Okeechobee, FL
Charlotte 34972.
eonard L. Visitation for family and friends
lle Glade, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13,
of Okee 2008, from 10 a.m. until noon at
amoureux Haisley Funeral Home, 3015 Okee-
dchildren, chobee Road, Fort Pierce, with a ser-
moureux, vice to follow at noon. Burial will be
Curtis (Ed at White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce.
Lee Kel- Arrangements are under the direc
sten and tion of Haisley Funeral & Cremation
el Lamou- Service.
, and Jo- A guest book may be signed at
children www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.


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Is, Bonita,
on, Trudy,
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Holiday ham sale
under way
Okeechobee Main Street is
again having their Holiday Hon-
ey Baked Ham Sale. Order your
holiday ham or turkey with all
the fixins including a wide vari-
ety of desserts now. Orders must
be placed by Dec. 19 for pickup
on Monday, Dec. 22. To order or
to have a complete list of items
emailed or faxed to you call Main
Street at 863-357-6246 or Syble's
Flowers & Gifts at 863-763-2225.

Christmas Parade
is Saturday evening
The annual lighted Christmas
parade will be held on Saturday,
Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Applications
are available at the Chamber of
Commerce. For more informa-
tion call 863-763-6464.

Mission collecting for
Christmas toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
sponsoring their 14th Annual toy
drive for the Needy Children in
OUR community. Families will be
screened for needs and gifts are
to be put under the tree for Christ-
mas day. New gifts are needed for
ages baby to teen. Donations can
be toys, gifts suitable for teens,
gift cards, or checks are wel-
come. Please make checks out
to the mission to purchase what
is needed. Also foods are always
acceptable and needed. For more
information call 863-763-5725
or 863-697-6433. Pick-up and re-
ceipts are available upon request.

Christmas Food Drive
under way
Affordable Art & Framing is
sponsoring a Food Drive for The
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church
Emergency Food Pantry. Bring
food or monetary donations to
Affordable Art and Framing at 110
S.W. 14th St. (next to Old RJ Ga-
tors) from Dec. 1, through Jan.
1. No purchase necessary but all
customers bringing food will re-
ceive 40 percent off of selected
art and gifts and n 20 percent off of
custom framing.

Rim Ditch Christmas
Poker and Toy run
On Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. un-
til 5 p.m. a Rim Ditch Christmas
Poker and Toy run will be held.
The poker run is 50/50 with half
of the proceeds going to Big Lake
Outreach to help feed those in
the community who need it. The
other half will be paid to first, sec
ond and third best hand. All toys
will be given to the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce's "San-
ta Angel Network" to be given
to children in our community
who might otherwise receive no
Christmas gifts. You may sign up
at any of the sponsors listed: J&S
Fish Camp -772-597-4455; Pier
II 863-763-8003; Happy Hour
Tavern and Grill 863-467-6420;
Butch's Backyard 863-763-8262;
Office Bar and Grill 863-467-
8232; Good Spirits -863-763-2734;
South Eagles Club 863-467-1154;
Iron Eagle 863-467-1360.

Buckhead Ridge hosts
community parades
Buckhead Ridge will host com
munity parades on Dec. 21, start-
ing at 12:30 p.m., hosted by and
starting at Moose Lodge in BHR.
There will be an evening lighted
boat parade starting at 4:30 p.m.
hosted by Buckhead Ridge Yatch
(that's how we spell it) Club and
the BHR VFW, starting at the
Buckhead Ridge Marina. All boats
are welcome.


Methodist Church has
holiday services
The First United Method-
ist Church has planned holiday
services. On Dec. 14, the Chan-
cel Choir Cantata will present
"Touched by a Child Touched
by a King" at 8 and 11 a.m. On
Dec. 14, Children's Musical, Si-
lent Night-The Birth of a Carol"
will be presented at 5 p.m., with
a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m., and
a youth drama, "The Jingle Bell
Mystery," at 7 p.m. On Dec. 24,
the church will have Christmas
Eve Candle Light Services at 5
p.m. and Contemporary Service
at 7 p.m. For information, call the
church office at 863-763-4021 or
visit website at www.fumcokee.
com .

Holiday cookie sale
planned
The Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church will have their annual
Christmas Cookie Sale on Satur-
day, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship
Hall. The church is located at 312
N. Parrot Avenue.

Christmas Country
Store open
The Christmas Country Store
is open each day at 9 a.m. at
Hospice of Okeechobee's Blue
Volunteer Building for holiday
shopping. Toys, decorations and
unique items for Christmas will
be for sale. Come see and enjoy
the holiday splendor. For more
information, please call Cathy at
863-467-2321.

Annual Christmas
Festival Saturday
The Annual Christmas Festival
will be held on Dec. 13 in Flagler
park. Chamber members will be
given a 25% discount on booth
rentals. For more information
or to rent a booth space call the
Chamber office at 863-763-6464.

City Hall Park
to hosts Santa
Santa will be at City Hall Dec.
10, 11, 15, and 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Stop by for a picture with Santa!


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EYDC
Continued From Page 1
teens attacked the counselor for
Kennedy Cottage shortly after 9
a.m. on Dec. 9. The deputy, who
was still working on his report
Tuesday afternoon, indicated the
assault began when the clients
demanded a key to a room but
the counselor refused.
After the counselor refused
the demand, the clients report-
edly attacked him and knocked
him to the floor where they hit
and kicked him and tried to take


the keys.
The teens then turned on a
second counselor who tried to
aid his co-worker and began to
attack him.
Four OCSO units were dis-
patched to the EYA facility at 7200
U.S. 441 N. Once the scene was
secured the teens were taken into
custody.
The two counselors were
taken to the Raulerson Hospital
emergency room with unspeci-
fied injuries.
"They didn't appear to have
serious injuries," said Deputy
Pickering.


Site ter. They will be trained just like
ite postal employees.
Mr. Pinson noted Mid Florida
Continued From Page 1 cameo the Post Office and ex-
pressed interest. Mr. Pinson went
six count' to other businesses in the vicin-
"This area is growing and its ity and did not get a positive re-
time for a new option for custom- sponse. Mid Florida then won the
ers," Mr. Pinson added. contract.
Mid Florida Hardware em- The actual opening date has
ployees will man the postal cen- not been finalized.


Clues
Continued From Page 1
North Elementary School around
1:08 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
The deputy said the man was
apparently walking southbound
in the northbound lane when he
was hit by the vehicle. The vehicle
was northbound, he said.
The victim's name is being


withheld pending notification of
next of kin, although he has been
identified by his fingerprints, said
OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman.
Deputy Ashby said the road-
way is dark where the man, who
he believes to be homeless, was
walking. After impact, the man's
body became lodged under the
truck and was dragged 50 to 90
feet, he added.
There were no skid marks,
continued the deputy.


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blue jeans and a light tan shirt,"
said Deputy Ashby.
Deputy Ashby went on to say
that the man was not carrying
any sort of identification.
If anyone has any information
about this incident, they are asked
to contact either Deputy John
Ashby or Detective Ted Van De-
man at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, 863-763-3117.


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Banana bread is 4-H leader's family favorite


Having been involved in 4-H
for 44 years, Miss Debbie has seen
a lot of change. Her mother was a
4-H group leader when she was


a child and she remembers peak-
ing around the corner and listen-
ing in when she was too young
to attend.


Top 12
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, Okeechobee Freshman Campus
assistant principal, Matt Koff, drew names to determine
the most recent Top 12 students for the 2008-2009 school
year. The students, top row from Left to right are: Tim Far-
rell, Essence Williams; bottom row from left to right are:
Kayla Harrison, Onchelle Jolly, Brittany Bush, Wendy Cas-
taneda, Synthia Watford, Lauren Halliday, Mr. Koff. Stu-
dents not pictured due to absence are: Froylan Rodriguez,
Taylor Davis, Nicole Perdomo, Veronica Glchrlst and were
entered into the drawing if they received five positive sig-
natures in the last three weeks. The winning students from
the class of 2012 received a book or t-shirt and candy.


This exposure, lead her to 4-H
opportunities that she took ad-
vantage of including travel, learn-
ing experiences, fun, and eventu-
ally a job that she loves.
"I get to do a lot of the same
things I did as a kid and get paid
for doing it, what joy." Miss Deb-
bie proclaimed.
When she was younger Miss
Debbie taught teen parenting
part time at IRSC, and math at a
middle school. In 1995 while she
was teaching she was involved
in 4-H, the extension officer at
the time brought her a job ap-
plication. Then the agent kept in
touch until she not only turned in
the application but also accepted
the position. Her actual job title
is extension agent for family con-
sumer science and 4-H advisor.
Miss Debbie has a Masters degree
in Agri-
culture
and Ex-
tension
Educa-
a H tion, a
Bach-
elors degree in Finance and is
University of Florida faculty.
"Cooking always brings back
wonderful memories and is fun,"
stated Miss Debbie.


"I grew up baking and cooking
with both my mother and grand-
mother. They would send me
items in the mail when I was in
college," she said. "I'm not sure
where this recipe came from but
they probably invented it."
Banana Bread
Makes 16 servings with ap-
proximately 212 calories
Utensils needed: Measuring
spoons, measuring cups, sifter, 2
bowls, spatula or spoon, mixer,
9x13" pan
Ingredients:
V2 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 cup + 1 banana mashed
very ripe bananas
2 cups all purpose flour
V2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking soda
3 tbsp. Buttermilk
brown sugar
chopped pecans
Preheat oven 350 degrees, pre-
pare pan by greasing and flouring
the pan.
Cream together Crisco and
sugar. Add egg. Add bananas. Sift
together flour, salt, and baking
soda. Add alternately with butter-
milk, ending with dry ingredients.


Pour into pan sprinkle top with
brown sugar and pecans. Bake
for 30-35 minutes until top is
browned and cooked throughout.
Cut into squares and serve warm
or cooled. This is a great break-


fast for any special occasion.
Ifyou would like to share your
opinion, and your favorite recipe
please contact me at kitchen talk@
yahoo.com.


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10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 10, 2008



What can you do with that old computer?


For

Seniors
Share your questions
for this column by email to
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By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
With Christmas gift giving time
coming up, some of you will re-
ceive a new computer or buy a
new computer for someone in
your family. But what do you do
with the old one? I wanted to fig-
ure out what we can do right here
in Okeechobee County about
recycling our old computers and
monitors responsibly.
Our growing dependence on
electronics products both at home
and in the workplace has given
rise to this new environmental
challenge: electronic waste. Only
one out of five computers are be-
ing recycled today. Outdated TVs,
cell phones, mp3 players and


DVD players also contribute to
this problem and too often end
up in landfills. According to the
U.S. EPA, over 20 million person
al computers became obsolete in
1998 and only 13 percent were
reused or recycled. Electronic cir-
cuit boards, batteries, and color
cathode ray tubes (CRTs) can
contain hazardous materials such
as lead, mercury and hexavalent
chromium. If improperly handled
or disposed, these toxins can be
released into the environment
through the liquid that drains or
'leaches' from a landfill or incin-
erator ash.
Local research on recycling
our electronics proved disap
pointing. Our Solid Waste Au-
thority does not have a recycling
program for electronics for bud-
get reasons. There is a recycling
program in the City of Port St.
Lucie, but only residents of the
city are allowed to use it. I'm told
our local Goodwill will not accept
old computers. But don't give up.
There are still creative ways we
can keep our old electronics out
of the landfills.
The most common solution is
to give it away. I've spoken to sev-
eral people here in Okeechobee
who have gotten older comput-
ers from their kids when the kids
upgrade to a newer, faster com-
puter. I'm sure there are families
here in Okeechobee who do not
have a computer in their home
and would love to have your old
one. Then of course there is the
yard sale and putting an ad in the
local paper.


There is another option I dis-
covered that I hope will catch on
with other retailers. It is called a
"take-back" program. If you are
a Sam's Club member, you can
use their Trade-in and Recycle
Program where you can trade in
qualified used electronics items.
PCs, old printers and iPods all
qualify. In exchange, they will
issue a Sam's Club gift card for
the value of your item. If the item
doesn't qualify, Sam's Club will


help you recycle it. Go to the fol-
lowing web site for all the details.
http://www.samsclub.com/shop-
ping/navigate.do?catg= 11877.
To protect your privacy, I rec
ommend that you remove all data
from your computer hard drive
before donating the computer,
with the exception of the oper
ating system. To download free
software to aid in purging your
computer, please refer to the fol-
lowing links:


Freeware Windows Disk
Cleaning Software (available at
Shareware.com);
Eraser;
Active@ Kill Disk: Hard Drive
Eraser;
Disk Cleaner;
Sure Delete;
BCWipe (shareware);
Active@ Eraser 4.1.0.3 (avail-
able at download.com).
With the mandate that TV
reception go digital in February


'09, lots of people will consider
purchasing a new TV. What to do
with the old TV? Don't send it to
the landfill, but consider the fol
lowing information from the In-
ternet: http://www.takebackmytv.
com/pages/the_digital_conver-
sion/
I hope this information gets
you thinking about a way to keep
your old electronics, including
computers, out of our landfill.
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An updated kitchen now pro-
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favorites include the popular
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Togs & Games 730
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 13.0
Seer, $2700 (863)634-5759


ANTIQUE JOHN DEER LAWN
TRACTOR. Excellent condi-
tion $1200 (863)467-1930
ATTN: DECORATORS/DE-
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX
PINE AND PAINTED PEICES-
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub-
bords, Benches, dressers
and more (863)467-4650
EARADESANT CARNIVAL
GLASS LOT Too many piec-
es to list $250. OBO
(863)430-6987


DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
GAS DRYER EXCELLENT
CONDITION $75
(863)763-3631
IMPERIAL HEAVY Duty Freez-
er(upright) $100/neg
86 3 6 7 5 7 8 97
(863)517-0301


LARGE KENMORE refrigerator-
Black side by side, Indoor
ice/water dispenser $275
(863)697-6570
MINI FRIDGE Kenmore, 4 6
cu. ft. Like new. $80 or best
offer (863)261-4862
STAINLESS STEEL STOVE
TOP like new $100
(239)292-7509
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, $80 for both or will
sell separate (863)983-7211
WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE OVEN -
WORKS GOOD $50
(863)697-6135

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SEAL A MEAL Rival, with
bags, like new, a great bar-
gain $35 (863)467-8140
SHOWTIME ROTESSERIE -
NEW, all accessories, $200
new will sacrifice for $145
(863)467-8140


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine. Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551
SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys
Schwinn Stingray 24" bicycle
in great condition $60
(863)763-6640


BOOKS (50)
books. $8. or
(863)763-1059


Romance
will trade.


"BUILDING SALE!..."ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT
NEXT INCREASE. 25X40
$5,190. 30X50 $6,390.
35X60 $8,990 40X60
$12,700 60X100 $33,600
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
Manufacturers.
(800)668-5422 Since 1980


GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, like new, $100 Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee
WHITE CRIB with Girl's Pottery
Barn Bedding Pink/white
floral bedding.Good condi-
tion. $250. (863)610-1750


LADIES PANTS & SHIRTS -
size 3X, with tickets, name
brands, $30 or will sell sep-
arate (239)292-7509
SZ12 Dress Light blue sleev-
less tea length custom maid
chiffon/satin material $75.
(863)697-2705
WEDDING DRESS SZ 12-14 -
White with ice blue trim hand
embroidered w/sequins
$600/neg. (863)697-2705


DALE EARNHARDT bags of
charcoal, 2 with #3 on
them, $25 Call
239-851-5675
HIGHWAYMEN PAINTING-
James Gibson 16x20 no
frame $250. Firm 467-0139
or801-4699. Okeechobee



BLACK DELL Pentium 4 XP
like new, complete sys
$199 (863)517-2782


DELL DESKTOP P4-dvd
burner, XP Pro, New '19
LCD, $299 (239)247-4839
(863)674-0212
DELL XP Xmas Special
4000+ games and school
progs Tony $75
(863)517-2782
LAPTOP Fast 24 ghz XP Pro,
Office, wireless, $299
2 39 247-4839
863)674-0212
PRINTER Lexmark, prints
and does photos, works on
98 & XP computer, w/disk
$35 (863)763-1997


BED Twin w/Fame, Mattress
& Box Spring. Like new. $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
CORNER COMPUTER
desk/shelf light wood/metal
color excellent condition.
$60. (863)532-9634
DINETTE TABLE light oak,
w/4 bamboo chairs, $80.
(863)357-5705
DINING ROOM set 3 chairs
round table 2 china cabinets
$150/frm (561)790-3681
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$300 (863)801-9379 OKEE
FURNITURE COUCH AND
LOVE SEATLIKE NEW W/S
SEPERATELY $250/or best
offer (863)261-5363
FURNITURE DOUBLE RE-
CLINIG LOVE SEATLIKE
NEW $150/or best offer.
(863)261-5363
GLASS MARBLE WROUGHT
IRON TABLE with 2 chairs,
$100 (863)763-5163
LG. BUNK bed/dresser/desk -
Exc. cond. Rarely Used. Pd
1200 $700/or best offer
(863)532-0257
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS -
BADCOCK Full size Good
condition $100 or best offer
(863)634-6087 Anytime.
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
Queen size, Pillow Top Im-
maculate condition. $350
Firm. (863)634-4697
MATTRESSES (3) 2 full & 1
twin, complete w/boxspnngs
& frames, like new, $250 for
all will sep (772)971-9474






Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropeaf 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.






OAK COMPUTER Armoire -
Cognac color stain...some
scratches...solid...has elec-
tric and phone hookup with
pull out desk $300/neg
(863)673-0496
PATIO BAR Formica,3 doors
& 2 shelves with 4 high back
swivel wicker stools. $225.
(863)763-6640
SOFA BED Berkline queen
newly re-upholstered.
$200/or best offer.
(863)467-0164
TABLES matching set, 2 end,
1 coffee & 1 sofa, glass, ex-
cellent cond $100/neg
(772)971-9047
TRIPLE DRESSER White
French Provincial $75
(863)675-2145
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes Very
good condition. Asking $125
(863)610-6195
WHITE BROYHILL-BR Set,
King headboard,Dresser
w/mirrorArmlour $350 for
all (863)697-6570
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
Many brands Ping, etc
Many good $600 for all, will
sep. (863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS Complete
matched set, metal woods,
irons, putter, bag, balls, $95
(863)946-3123


DOUBLE BARREL 12 ga.,
$225. Call (502)931-8101
HOWA MODEL 1500 270
w/scope/sling, ammo, seri-
ous inquiries only, $700 neg
(863)946-3731/227-6209
INTERARMS 270 Scope &
sling, exc. cond. $325. Call
863-467-4328



BOWFLEX SPORT Used 4
times, $350. Call
863-612-0340
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Total
body motion & low impact
exerciser, $45. Call
863-763-4057
ORBITREK ELIPTICAL- Asking
$300 OBO and a Red Ab ex-
cersizer $15
(863)697-1247
SCHWINN EXCERSIZE BIKE-
Upnght No.126
purchased new Feb 08, Sell for
$200 (904)364-7561
STAUFFER TABLE Motor
Driving Exercise Table w/ ac-
cessones. $50
(772)971-9474
WEIDER PRO club weight
bench/weight set 3001b
weight set $350.
(863)885-1172
WESLO CARDIO Bike style
work out equipment
$75/neg (863)697-0136



PORTABLE HEATER electric,
good conditon,$1 0
(863)763-1997



SET OF lamps 4 lamps, ex-
cellent condition $50/neg.
(772)971-2414
SUNBEAM WATER COOLER -
bottom is refrigerator, 3
temps, holds 3 or 5 gal jug,
$100 (863)675-9331
TURBO VACCUM food saver,
with 2 cases of bags, brand
new, $150 Call
863-851-5675


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Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping wwwDiane-
ticsTampa org or Call
(813)872-0722


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for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
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(888)349-5387
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
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tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, wwwCen-
turaOnline corn
BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer. (863)946-0184
BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories incl $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379
CHRISTMAS TREE 9 FT, Pre-
lit, clear lights, excellent con-
dition, $100 (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CITRUS- Bythe 5 Gal Bucket
-Navel Oranges $7.50 Hamlin
$6.Sunburst $10.
(863)763-4713
COMMERCIAL-Slanted hot
dog roller grill w/sneeze
guard & drawer Model 31S
600(863)763-4617
FULL SIZE MESSAGE TABLE -
Like New $100
(863)357-6190
LARGE STAGHORN FERN
$250. (863)763-4713


KINETICO WATER SYSTEM -
Two years old New $3500
Will sell for $1500 OBO
(863)763-7792
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS $18-$20/HR
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYl REF
#FL08
OLD RECORDS 33's & 45's
collection in great shape (tho
dusty!)call after 6pm. $50.
(863)357-1236
OLD RECORDS- 33 1/3 RPM,
Bruebeck, Shearing, For
Freshman & Sinatra .10
cents each (863)357-4195
ONE CANE BACK CHAIR- One
ladder back chair $15 each,
Oil painting $35
(863)467-4674
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
Romance Home Parties Earn
big money part-time. FREE
training. Become a sales
agent or host a free party
Nationwide www Romance-
HomePartles.com.
Scooter -Sunrunner TM4, 300
Ib wt imit, front chrome
bumper. Like new, 3 yr old
$1,000 obo (863) 675-3851
SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun
Machine, Robin=6.5 air
cooled 4 cyl, engine ATV
style suspension w/coil over-
shocks, duel seat w/re-
tractable safety belt, duel
wheel torque conv drive disc
brakes, brush bars much
more $1400 (863)763-6888
SMALL DIRT MOTOR CYCLE -
GOOD CONDITION CALL
863-763-3631 LEAVE MES-
SAGE $200. (863)763-3631
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft
gooseneck stock trailor great
condition $3000/firm.
(863)357-6642
WINE RACK holds 27 bottles -
41 3/4 high, 2 ft wide 1 ft
deep, light color wood
$100/neg (863)447-0689



CASIO CF6-25 KEYBOARD -
61 keys, 210 soundtone
bank, like new, w/stand
$125 (863)675-9331
CASIO FULL-SIZE Keyboard -
Pd $379, Programmable,
100 songs, dnld more,
$150. (863)697-6382
FENDER FB-54 5 string ban-
jo, purchased 7/07, sell
$250 (863)357-3848
FENDER GUITAR AMP 100
watts, 2- 12" speakers, like
new, $250 (863)763-8667
MANDOLIN leather case,
acoustic/electric, made by
Washburn, new setup, $475.
Call 863-467-0940
PA SPEAKERS 1 Pair, JBL,
15" & horn, $375 for pair
(863)763-8667
VINTAGE BANJO Hard leath-
er Gibson case, $375 Sell-
ing out Call 863-467-0940


BLACK & WHITE SHIH TZU
PUPPIE 9 wks, old w/shots &
heath certificate. $450 Must
see' Call Melody @
(863)634-2110
FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIE,HEALER MIX, House
brokekid & pet friendly,unal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353
MINI DACHSHUND PUPS -
Dark brown, 2 M & 1 F All
shots/wormed. Very healthy.
$250 (863)801-6144
MIXED BLACK Lab female
puppy Free to good home
$0 (863)263-1601
PURE BREAD BOXER PUP-
PIES- 2-White Males, 2-
Fawn 1F, 1-M Health Cert
$350 (863)634-1109


KODAK 5 MP Digital Camera -
With photo printer Excellent
condition. $100.
(863)532-9634



WATER SYSTEM $400
(863)612-6575


BACKUP POWER Keep the
power up for Satellite, TV &
DVR. $99. (863)675-3741


LEG MAGIC New excellent
condition includes pro pack
power stands $60.
(863)697-2705
SCHWINN SOLOFLEX -
Weight Lifting Machine,
Great Cond $250/firm.
(863)697-1191
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863447-5456



BOSE CINEMATE Home thea-
ter sound system New in
the box Great Christmas gift'
$400. (863)763-2692
CAR AUDIO Equipment 2 15"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $800 080
(863)634-2790


LARGE 73' MITSUBISIH- Rear
Projection bought in 2005,
moved too large for living
room, excellent cond, great
picture & sound $800 cash
only call to see, great
Christmas gift
(863)801-4367
SONY 27", with stand, sacri-
fice for $100.
(863)467-7139
TELEVISION 60" Phillips- like
new-grey in color $500.
(863)467-7011
TV 20" with new converter
box 863-675-3401 $60/or
best offer. (863)675-3401
ZENITH TV"- 61" screen, good
condition $800 or best offer
(863)634-2790


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
5250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425.
(863)697-8362
CRAFTSMAN- 41 inch two
piece tool box on rollers, has
14 drawers. $500 OBO
(863)634-2280
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ROCK BAND SPECIAL EDIT-
TION guitar, drum set, mi-
crophone, used twice, like
new $100 (863)763-7609
XBOX 360 HDD + 8 Games -
Brand New played lx hard
drive 2 controllers OBO
$600. (863)697-2705


KICKER AUDIO 650sx
amp&remote, 12" L7, gnll,
farad cap used in fact. pack-
age $400 (863)634-2131

Agriculture



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



FEED & WATER HORSES
in exchange for parking S
living in own RV. Jan.-April,
2009. (772)828-0460
WESTERN SADDLE 15' Ra-
lide "flex" tree, tooled, suede
seat $100/firm
(772)263-1178
WESTERN TREELESS Saddle -
Child's 12"reg=11"treeless,
suede seat, great condition
$100/firm. (772)263-1178


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We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

Elliot's Pawn Shop
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553


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4793 Hwy 441 South-Ranch
Horses, Kids Horses,
Cutting Horses God
GentleHorses. New&
Used tack
Concession Stand by:
Florida High School Rodeo
Team-OkeechobeeChapter
For More Info Call:
Leslie
(863) 634-7659

APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incls western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock tdr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353




(2) ZTR Commerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts call 4 info
$2500/neg (863)697-2032
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375 (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee
GOOSENECK 8 x 24 20ft flat-
bed 4ft dovetail,ramps,good
tireselec brakes,Okee
$2800/neg (863)697-2032
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389
RIDING MOWER 14hp, runs
good, needs a little TLC, $75
(863)675-8937
SARLO BUSH Hog Mower 24"
6.5 HP Briggs Intek, Runs
great, new blade. $85.
(863)532-0188
YARD MACHINE NEEDS
TLC/GOOD FOR PARTS
$100/or best offer.
(863)467-2207
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 6.5 HP OHV
Bnggs&Stratton. Runs great
$45 (863)532-0188




BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741
VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48
(863)675-3741

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SADDLE 10" youth po-
ny/horse with both cinches.
Call eve/wkd $125.
(863)763-4598
SADDLE 10" youth saddle
will fit pony. Great Christmas
present! Eve/wkds. $75.
(863)763-4598


Rentals




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 mo. +
$500 sec (863)634-5780

KEECHOBEE, 2br, a
Near town SB2~ mo
incds water Annual
i Lease. Call Kelly
63-697-1339 j
SPECIAL-MOVE-IN, 1/2
Month Rent for 1st Month
w/$500 Sec. 2/1.5 carpet,
tile, fridge- 1blk N. of Wal-
Mart. (863)763-8878




DUPLEX in BHR, 800 Sq Ft-
1/1 Extr bk rm $495/mIncl
lawn maint (954)290-0861
KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs, etc $750
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428

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3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Screen Porch,
Hot Tub W&D, $850 mo
Call for info. 863-634-5236
CBS- 2200 SW 3rd Ave. 3BR,
1BA, Near Wal-Mart, Nice
yard $825 mo, $2000
moves in (863)634-0512
DIXIE RANCH ACRES 3br,
2ba, W/D hookup,
$1000/mo, 1st, last & sec
(561)723-6865
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461


HOUSE 2BR/1BA, inside city-
limits, northwest section,
$600 mo., 1st & last, inc.
yard & trash service.
(863)467-2563
HOUSE 3BR/2BA sits on
1 25 acres, located in Prai-
ne/VkIng, outside pets wel-
come (561)718-1212
Never Rent Again' Buy, 4Br
2Ba $15,4001 Only
$199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5%
down 15years 8%. HUD
Homes Available' for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5796
OKEE: 3/1 on V2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport $975 mo, 1st
mo & dep Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE 509 NW 12th
St, 3br, 2ba, recently reno-
vated, $800/mo.
863 634-0429 or
863 697-1426
OKEECHOBEE New, 3br,
2ba, 2 acres in Edwards Sub
Div, $1200/mo Call Charles
(863)634-0584
OKEECHOBEE: 3br, 2ba, 1708
SW 2nd Ave. New paint, tile
& carpet Call 863-763-2416
or 863-447-0925
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888




EXCELLENT LOCATION 441
S Commercial Office/Retail
Space, 1154 sq. ft. Call
863-634-7728 for details.




FULLY FURNISHED with dock,
2/2, BHR, seasonal or long
term $700/mo $500 dep
Call 863-824-0981
WATERFRONT: 2BR, 1V BA
Treasure Island. Fenced yd.
$765 mo (772) 359-6584
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Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses- Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





Bank Owned Land, Several
parcels ranging from 5 to
40 acres call for into
(561)346-5952 Carola
athke, Keller Williams RE
CROOKED CREEK
Corner Lot. 2.2 acres, $95K
OBO Call Cell
772-530-2095
or 863-467-6399
VOLUSIA CTY- 82 Acres,
great location, walk to intra-
coastal, zoned C2 & R3,
$4M Carola Rathke Keller
Williams Realty
561-346-5952
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!




MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods Small
stream in back of property A
must see! $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.FS. paved dr,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
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1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900 Tenn River & Nick-
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Mobile Homes




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





Lot for Rent- 75 X 110 mobile
home ot, 4415 SE 23rd Ct,
Okeechobee $181.90 month
(863)763-4892 or
(863)763-5419 Anytime




BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent: 2/1 apartment and/or
3/2 home. Both units newly
remodeled Located 12 min-
utes north of Okeechobee on
Equestrian Ranch. Monthly
water, trash & lawn mainte-
nance included. No Pets!
$495 / $650 Move in spe-
cial M-F (863)467-2982
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
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575 mo. & $500 sec. dep.
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on water, furnished, wa-
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pets Adults only $900/mo
Call 954-260-1933
TREASURE ISLAND 22, Ig,
furn SW, screened porh, stor-
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Seasonal Avail. 863-610-2126




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Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marie Accessories3020
Marine Miscellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035


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AIR BOAT 13.5' Big 0, Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grand
pwr motor Composite Prop
$4500 (863)946-0635
AIR BOAT-STOSSELL HULL,
Decked over, with trailer, as
is, no motor or prop $3000
OBO (863)763-7174
CANOE Gruman, 17', with
paddels & optional third seat,
$350. (863)675-0349
LANDAU 16 Ft, Aluminum,
Flat bottom. 30 hp Yamaha.
Center Console. Electnc.
start $2500 (267)574-9661
Pontoon Boat- 20', tr, motor,
power inverter, lights, live
well, $3500 neg or Trade
(863) 610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Mere OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666
WELLCRAFT 2000 18 Ft
180 Fisherman T-top 90 hp
Johnson Ocean Pro. Brand
new power pack. Having ba-
by must sell $7900 or
best offer (863)227-0407



COLE CHEY 1997 POP-
UP12FT,REF,HEAT,AC,FRT
CGO BN,SLEEPS 7 $2500
(863)467-0164
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer
Has gas/electric in good
working condition. call for
details. $1700
(863)447-6304
MOTORHOME-32 Ft. 1999
Coachman-Gas Generator,
Slideout, Good Cond 21k
miles $30,000 Can be seen
at 2347 SE 32nd St. TCI
(863)824-6799 or
61-662-6576

SANDPIPER 2002, 30 ft 5th
Wheel, 2 slide outsgreat
shape ready to go $5000
(863)447-5456
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fod Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031


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Cute 2/ fully furnished, screen porch oerlooks huge Cypress
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Gorgeous setting on Taylor Creek, 2bd/2ba, fully furnished, washer
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VANTAGE OAKS PARK- 1988
Franklin 5th Wheel 32' long
8x20 Flonda room, carport
$6500 OBO (863)763-3813



FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER -14',
dual axle, new tires, wood
floors, mount, $700
(863)763-3707




MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp
engine w/kill switch Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $395
(863)467-9800




BOAT TRAILER For 14ft-16ft
Boat, No Rust, New Paint
$150/or best offer.
(863)634-0447



GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
KAWASAKI VULCAN LTD -
2002, 500 cc's. $1800
(863)357-1739
SUZUKI 650 1986 Good
Condition $1400/or best of-
fer (863)675-0246




ARCTIC CAT 50CC AN 2005 -
Good Condition $900
(863)763-3606
HONDA 126M, 1985 3 wheel-
er, mint cond $600/neg or
trade for canoe of same
condo. Call 239-961-3157
HONDA ODYSSEY 250cc,
good shape, $500
(863)675-0349
KAWASAKI BAYOU 2001 -
Green, 2WD, runs good
$1000 (863)801-3459
(863)824-6181
POLARIS 300 HAWKEYE
2006 Papers included
$3500/neg (305)773-4023
La Belle
POLARIS 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good condition $900.
(863)763-3606
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Blown engine, Great for parts
$200. (863)634-8007
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Starter in excellent working
condition $50.
(863)259-7472
SANDRAIL 2005 1600 cc
VW,Red w Crome Engine,
lights, Labelle $3500/or best
offer (305)773-4023 Labelle
STORM 250 R- Looks and
runs good, comes with sec-
ond one for parts $650. OBO
(863)430-6987
YAHAMA DIRTBIKE-2006
TTR-125, used very little,
great cond. Big Wheel, $350
in extras. (863)763-5229


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




BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc cond, $1 150
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CHEVROLET GEO METRO
1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600
(863)467-2683
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
OBO (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000
(863)673-4851
FORD MUSTANG Select -
must sell if you were previ-
ously interested please call
again great on gas auto-
matic $2500/neg.
( 8 6 3 )763- 0 3 8 0
(863)697-9521
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tlon $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt St Lucie
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1991 Tinted win-
dows, auto. A/c, alloy whls.
new tires runs great
$1200/or best offer
(863)675-5090
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $5001 94 VW
Jetta $7001 for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '92 -
very low miles, good condi-
tion, $2000 (863)261-4781


SATURN 1995 -4 CYLINDER,
RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD ,
GREAT ON GAS $1700.
(863)673-4851
TOYOTA CELICA 1995 5
spd, All electric NC $900
(863)610-2256
WARN WENCH + BUMPER
$800 OBO (863)634-4508



CHEVY NOVA, '69 runs
great, $4500 or best offer.
863-634-4933
WILLYS WAGON MAVERICK
'62 w/rebuilt 4 cyl engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587




FORD F150- 2000, 5 spd ext
cab, runs great, $5000 Price
negotiable (863)634-1556
JEEP LARADO- 4 Wheel
Drve,1998 Excellent cond.
high miles, 4 dr, boat hitch.
$2500 Firm (863)467-6469
LaBelle Hunting Jeep runs or
for parts $400 For more in-
formation call
239-229-2974.



EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350



2003 FORD sport track hard
bed cover $100/neg.
(863)675-7897
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims New fenders New
lights New straps Painted
$650 (863)697-9704
ENGINES 85-86 Chev 305 &
350. $500 for both or will
sell separate (863)805-2877
FORKLIFT- 1952 Clark forklift,
runs but needs hydraulics
$1500. (863)675-3741
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run-
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer
(772)216-2493
REESE TRAILER hitch Reese
trailer hitch came off of
Toyota Tundra. Good condi-
tion $75 (863)763-2692
STEEL LADDER OR PIPE
RACK for long wheel base
Ford truck $150.
(863)697-2724



CHEVROLET 1994 2500 V8
auto extcab Ibed towpack
topper exc cond $3500.
(863)697-2032
CHEVROLET 2500 1989 -
Great work truck 2nd owner
119K or mi 4X4, cold a/c
$3000. (863)673-6819
F150-1998 New Motor, New
Tires, Runs Great $5000
OBO (863)763-7174
FORD F-250 1983 Diesel,
ac 4spd, runs great, in
Okeechobee $1200/or best
offer (863)697-3865
TOOL BOX fiberglass, A-1
condition, asking $100
(863)675-1690
TOYOTA TACOMA-2004 V6
4x4 $14000 (863)610-1593



CHEVY BLAZER, '92 runs
good, looks good, $2,000 or
best offer (863)763-2724
CHEVY BLAZER 96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750 (863)634-0512
FORD BRONCO II 1992 -V6,
AC, back W/rey interior
Runs Great $l500/or best
offer (863)801-3174
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold AC,
Cloth interior Runs great
$3500 (863)763-8027



ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $4500 (863)517-2944
ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
Haulmark, singe axle, upper
vent & inside lights, $2500.
(863)634-2303
HAULMARK 2006 Enclosed
Trailer $2000/or best of-
fer (863)357-6140
(863)610-1089
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12 $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer.
(863)612-6575



ECONOLINE 250 1987 Lad-
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTIT FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO, z008-CP-178
IN RE ESTATE OF
MARIE LOUISE LONGWORTH,
ask/a MARIE LONGWORTH,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby nonfied that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad
mnmstration has been entered in the
Estate of MARIE LOUISE LONG-
WORTH, a/ka MARIE LONGWORTH,
Deceased, File Number 2008-CP-178
by the Circui Court for Okeechobee
County, orda, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Fonda
34972, that the decedents date of
death was September 17, 2006, that
the total estate consss of exempt
homestead rea property and exempt
personal property, tat the name and
address of the person to whom i has
been assigned by such order are
PATRICIA RADDATZ, 17 Dudley rive,
Eufala, Albama 36027
LINDA VAY 14313 Pamwoad Road,
Palm Beach Gardens 33410
NANCY LOWE, 3608 NW 163rd Court,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ROBERT LONGWORTH 1617 Lee Road
12, Lot 314, Auburn, Alabama 36832
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent ot
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in he Order of
Summary Administration must file their
clams within his 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
NOTWrrTSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
Te date of the first publcaton of this
Notice is December 3,2008
Person Giving Notice
PatncialRaddata
17 Dudley Dnve
Eufala, Alabama 36021
CONELY & CONELY PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
By Tom W Conely, III
Florida Bar No 096482
302149 ON 123,.10/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CA-268
S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION,
a Florda Corporation
Plaintiff
vs.
KERRITH WHYTE, and
MARSHA WHYTE,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
131/2008, entered in Civl Case No
2008-CA-268 of the Circuit Court of the
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder or cash, in the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, 312
Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flon-
da 34972, in accordance wiM section
45 031, Flonda Statutes, at 11 00
o'clock a m on Wednesday, the 7th day
of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed properties as set forth in aid H-
nal Judgment
The West ' of the Easil of the
North u' of the south 'A of Tract 14,
SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 34 WOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the
Plal Ihereof on file in he office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in and lor
Okeechobee County, Florida, recorded
in Plat Book 4, Page 3A Said lands
situate, lying and being in Okeechobee
County, Florida.
A/K/A LOT 'J
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale I any other than
the orooertv owner as of the date of the
Is oendens must file a claim within
sixty (601 days afler the sale.
DATED this 13th day of November,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By LindaF Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plainrff
William G Shofstall
PO Box 210576
West Palm Beach, Florida 33421
(561)641-2600
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, In Ac-
cordance wit the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceed n should contact COURT AD-
INISTRATION no later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Coun-
try Club Onve Port St Lucie, Flonda
34986, 17738074310 whin two
working days of your receipt of this NO-
TICE, IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 18009558771, IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1 800 955 8770
301060 ON 12110,17/08
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, actng
through Rural Development, formerly
Farmers Home Administration FmHA
United States Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA)
Plaintiff,
vs CASE NO 2007-CA-378
ALICE ROBBINS FOXWORTH ala
ALICE E ROBBINS, DAVID FOX.
WORTH; LYNV FUNDING, LLC,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Summary Judgment entered in the
above entitled cause n the Circuit Court
of Okeechobee County, Flonda, I will sell
the property located n Okeechobee
County Fonda, being specifically de-
scribed as follows
Lot 22, Block 6 ODXIE RANCH ACR-
RES, according to he plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Fionda
at pubic sale to the highest and best bid-
der for cash on the second floor of the
Okeechobee Judicial Center 312 NW
3rd St, Okeechobee, Florida, at 1100
a m on the 7th day of January, 2009
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
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
f you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
enled, at no cost to you to the provi
son of certain assistance Please con-
tact Court Administrator Peggy Ward,
2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
32960 (561) 770-5185 Ext 183 or
call TOD 18009558771, within 2
working days of your receipt of this
document, it you are heanng or voice
impaired, call 1 800 955 8771
Dated 11/3/2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
299501 ON 12/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008CA305
DIVISION Cil Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
A Flonda Corporation
Plaintiff
v
SAMUEL MARCELUS
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 11/12/2008, and entered in
Case No 2008CA305 of the Circuit
Court in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida where in SOUTHERN HOME-
SITES, IN, a Flonda Corporation is
the Plaintiff, and SAMUEL MARCELUS
is the Defendant, I will sell to the high
est and best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW Third
Street Okeechobee Florida at 11
o'clock A M on the 14th day of Jan,
2009, the following descnbed property
as set forth in said Order or Final Judg
meant, to wit
Lot 51. Block 14, ORANGE BLOSSOM
RANCHES, according to the plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 3 Page 9,
public records of the Okeechobee
County, Flonda
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENT-
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 ENTITLED 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-
RESENTATION ANO YOU 00 NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENT-
TLED PLEASE CHECKWITH THE CLERK
OF THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER 312 NW THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE
SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE
REGISTRY OF THE COURT
Dated at Okeechobee County Florida this
14th day of November 2008
HSMAn~l NRrFRTiN


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cLERK OFTHECOURT 302526 0N 12110,17108


BY /S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingno & Morehead, PA
1333 S University rive, #201
Plantaton, FL 3324
(954) 473-6605
30958 ON 12/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 191h
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No 2008-CA-351
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY,
INC, Plantiff
VS
CORRINE WILLIAMS AKA
CORRINE L BOSWELL, etal
Defendant
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo
sure dated November 12, 2008 en-
tered in Case No 2008-CA-351 inthe
Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee
County, Florda wherein, ORRINE
WILLIAMS A A CORRINE L BOS-
WELL, et a, are Defendants I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Jury Assembly Room 2nd floor
Okeechobee County Judicial Center
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972 at 1100 am on the 7t
day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure, to wit
Lot 8 and the east one-half (1/2) of Lot
9, Block 25, Okeechobee, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in Pat book
2, Page 17, public Records of St Lu-
cie County, Flonda A copy of said Plat
also recorded in Plat Boo 1, Page 10,
Public Records of Okeechobee
If you a person claiming a right to funds
remaining after the sale, you must file
a clam with the clerk no later than 60
days after the sale If you fail to fle a
claim you will not be entitled to any re-
maining funds After 60 days only the
owner of record as of the date of the
ts pendens may claim the surplus
Dated his 14th day of November 2008
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
As Clerk Circuit Clerk
By SLinda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
300960 ON 12/10,17/o0
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 0-ca-29
BANK OF AMERICNA,
Plaintiff
vs
KIMBERLYDAWN DAVENPORT, t al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHULEDU
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated 11/12/2008 and entered in Case
No 08-CA-29 of te Circuit Court of the
NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, onrda wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N A is the Plaintiff
and KIMBERLY DAWN DEVENPORT are
the Defendants I will sell to he highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 0AM, on the 17th
day of December, 2008, he following
described property as set forth in sad Fi-
nal Judgment
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2
OF TRACT 17, SECTION 21 IN 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 THROUGH
3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
A/KA LOT B
AK/A (VACANT LAND LOT B) 280TH
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if ay, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and te seal of
this Court on 11/12/2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
301564 ON 12/3,10/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000219
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED
ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST,
2006-BNC3,
Plaintiff
vs
MICHAEL NYE; VICKI VINSON NYE;
DONNA H LEE, ROLLAND E AM-
MONS, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DONNA H. LEE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ROLLAND E AMMONS, JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTES IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 31st day of Oct, 2008 and entered in
Case No 47-2008-CA-000219, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
in and for eechobee County, Flonda,
wherein U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS T USTEE FOR THE STRUC-
TURED AS ET INVESTMENT LOAN
TRUST 200 BNC3 is the Plainiff and
MICHAEL NY VICKI VINSON NYE, DON-
NA H LEE,. OLLAND E AMMONS, JR,
UNKNOWN HOUSE OF DONNA H LEE,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROLLAND E
AMMONS, J 'HN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN T NANT(IS IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUB ECT PROPERTY are Defen-
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 the Okeechobee County Court-
house, in Okeechobee, Flonda, at 1100
am on The 31st day of Dec 2008 the
following descnbed property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit
THE NORTH 205 FEET OF THE WEST
132 FEET OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 10,
OKEECHOBEE LITTEL FARMS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA RE-
SERVING HOWEVER, A STRIP OF
LAND 15 FEET WIDE ON THE EAST
SIDE FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
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 the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 heamng impaired) or
1-80-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 4th day of Nov, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By I/SLindaF Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Waton
1800 NW 49th Steet, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale Flonda 33309
Telephone 954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771-6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
299596 ON 123,10/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
MID FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO D8-CA-44
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
vs
PAUL D WILSON A/K/A PAUL WILSON,
metal
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated November 12, 2008 and entered
in Case No 08-CA-44 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judcal Cir
cud in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
londa wherein U S BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, is Plain-
tiff and PAUL D WILSON NIVA PAUL
WILSON, RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA, are the Defendants I will
sell to the highest and best bidder or
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00 A M, on the 7th day
of January, 2008, the following de
scribed property as et forth in sad Fi-
nal Judgment
THE EAST 1/2 NORTH 1/2 AND THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 ALL OF TRACT 15, SEC.
TION 33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-3, INCLU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
PUBLIC RECORDS
A/KIA 19320 NORTHWEST 252ND
STREET (a/k/a 19216 NW 252nd
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 clam
wihin sixty (60) days after The sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 20, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-200a-CA-024o
BANK OF MIERICA, N A,
Plantiff
SUZANNE HORWITZ
AKA SUZANNE M HORWITZ, et al,
efendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated November 12, 200 and en-
tered in Case No 47 2008 CA 0246 of
Me Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County Flonda wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, NA, is the Planti and SU-
ZANNE HORWITZ ANA SUZANNE M
HORWITZ THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SUZANNE HORWITZ ANA SUZANNE M
HORWITZ NIKeA MICHAEL HOROWITZ,
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMETOWN
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC, are the Defen-
dants I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 NW
3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 OOAM, ON THE 7TH DAY OF
January 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg
ment
PARCEL 25, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
KA 13257 SE 22ND LANE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, i ay, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
LIS Pendens must file a claim within sity
(6 days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
tis Court on November 14,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Crcuit Court
By iS/ LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
301570 ON 12/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000430
CPHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
BERNARD F PARKS AKA BERNARD
FREDERICK PARKS, DECEASED, et
al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
BERNARD F PARKS AKA BERNARD
FREDERICK PARKS, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
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 DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED hat an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
ropdely in OKEECHOBEE County,
lonada
LOT 15, BLOCK 14, UNIT NUMBER 2
BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCO-
RIDNG TO PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wrt
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, y on Flonda De-
fault Law Group PL Plaintiff's attor-
neywhose address is 9119 Coorate
Lae Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florda
33634, and fie the ongal wi this
Court either before service on Plain
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter,
oTherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or pention
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Okeechobee News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 5th day of Dec 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerkofthe Court
By Arene Neais
As Deputy Clerk
303481 ON 12/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN MID FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plantiff
VS CASE NO 08 460 CA
HOWARD F MARTIN, LISA A MARTIN,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA A MAR-
TIN IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS) UNKNOWN
TENANT UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO HOWARD F MARTIN, LISA A MAR
TIN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA A
MARTIN, Whose residence is
2305 NE 131 tLANE
OKEECHOBEE,FL 34972
YOU ARE HEREBY required to fie your
answer or wntten defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiffs attomey Law Offic-
es of Daniel C Consuegra 9204 King
Palm Dnve, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
telephone (813) 915-8660 facsimile
(813) 91 0559 within 30 days of 1st
publication, the nature of this proceed-
ing being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against e following de
scnbed property to wi
THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 8 AND THE
WEST 1/2 OF LT 9, BLOCK 3,
COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
To include a:
1S80 Vin 2062020GAN #17925210
1980 Vin 20620206BN #17925209
AKVA
2305 NE 131ST LANE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
If you fall to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintifs attorney, a defaut wll be en-
tered against you for he relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 3rd
day of December 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILTrES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the American with
Disabilities Acl, persons needing a
special accommodation to patici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tct Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St Lucle, Florida 34986,
(772) 807-4370 wihin two working
days of o ur receipt of this notice IF
YOAR HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-55-8770
303210 ON 12/10,17/08






14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 10, 2008


IN THE CIRCUI COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA445
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2006FF15, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CAES, SERIES 200-FF15,
Ploortilf
vs
LUIS E. ALVAREZ, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated November 12, 2008 and en
tered in Case No 2007-CA445 of the of
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH -
dical Circuit in and for OKEECHOB E
County, Florida wherein WELLS FAR. 0
BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR FIR T
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRU T
2006-FF15, MORTGAGE PAS'.-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERI
2006-FF15, is the Plaintff and LUIS
ALVAREZ, YADILIS C PEREZ, MOR -
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOM
NEE FOR NATIONAL CITY HOME LOA
SERVICES, INC CONNERS GABLES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC,, are
the Defendants, I will sell to he highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 00AM, ON THE
7TH DAY OF January, 2009, the ftllow-
ing descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment
LOT 14, LESS THE NORTH 43,00
FEET THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH
THE NORTH 58.00 FEET OF LOT 13,
BLOCK 4, A REVISED AND ADDITION
TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO.
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AK/A 1124 SE 39TH TERRACE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974

sul i
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a clam within sixty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
his Court on November 14, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
300942 ON 12/1017/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASENO 47-2008CA-176
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTH-
ERS-STRUCTURED ASSET SE-
CURIIES CORPORATION SASCO
2007 BNCI,
Plaintiff
vs
RONALD GRUMBLING
A/K/A RONALD 0. GRUMBLING, el al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Frecosure Sale
dated 11/12/2008 and entered in Case
No 47-2008-CA-176 of the Circuit Caurt
of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circu in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
wherein U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN
BROTHERS-STRUCTURED ASSET SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION SASCO 2007 -
BNCI, is the Plainiff and RONALD
GRUMBLING A//A RONALD D GRUM-
BLING, TENANT #1 N/K/A MATTHEW
GRUMBLING are the Defendants, I wil
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
11 OAM, on the 17th day of December,
2008, the following descnbed property
as set forth in said Final Judgment
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER (SE 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER
(SW 1/4) OF SECTION 22, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST ONE
QUARTE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF SECTION 22, THENCE
BEAR N RTH 89 DEGREES 06 MIN-
UTES 3 SECONDS WEST, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 128 00 FEET TO THE
POINT 0 BEGINNING; TH NCE BEAR
-UTH 0 DEGREES 10 1 NUTES 40
CON WEST, ALONE A LINE
RALL L WITH THE EA T LINE OF
D SLJTHWEST ONE I CARTER OF
CTIO 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF
8.00 EET; THENCE B'hR NORTH
DEG EES 06 MINUTE 31 SEC.
.OS WEST, ALONG A L E PARAL-
L WITH THE NORTH L E OF SAID
UTHEAST ONE QUART R OF THE
UTHWEST ONE QUART R OF SEC-
ON 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 162.14
ET TO THE INTERESECION WITH
E EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
UTHEAST 9TH AVENUE; THENCE
AR NORTH 00 DEGREES 11 MIN-
UTES 14 SECONDS EAST, ALONG
ID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
9TH AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE
108 00 FEET TO THE INTERSEC-
N WITH THE NORTH LINE OF
ID SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF
E SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF
ACTION 22; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
DEGREES 06 MINUTES 31 SEC-
OS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH
NE OF SAID SOUTHEAST ONE
ARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE
CARTER OF SECTION 22, FOR A
STANCE OF 162,13 FEET TO THE
INT OF BEGINNING
A//A 1115 E9THAVE.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
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 ile a clam within sixty
60)daops after the sale
WITESD MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on11/13/2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circut Court
By /S/LINDA YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In ac-
cordance with the Amencans with
Disabilimes Act persons needing a spe
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istraion no after than seven days pnor to
he proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St Lucie, Florida 34986,
1772 807 4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this NOTICE IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 9558771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
300810 ON 12/3,10/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Aucton vil be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 on DECEMBER 26,
2008, at 900 A M Pursuant to Flonda
State 71378 for unpaid towing and
storage charges Year, make, model
and VIN are as follows
2002 CHEVY IMPALA
VIN#2G1WF55K729219894
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves he
rit f final bid ALL SALES ARE FI
NALi NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
cordihon with no uarantee's
303807 ON 12/10/0

NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE COMPLAINT
On November 6, 2008 in Okeechobee
Florda the Okeechobee County Sher-
a's Office seized and holds Fourteen
thousand nine hundred fty dollars
and no cents ($14,950 00) in Unded
States Currency A Complaint has
been iled in the Circut Court in Okee-
chobee County, Flonda
Shero Paul May
Okeechobee County Sheff's Office
(863) 763-3117
303725 ON 12/10,17/08

When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


uab Ni


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007-CA387
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
GAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC
TRUST 20O6-NC4,
Plaintdi
vs
DENNIS HOLERGER at al,
Defendants)
NOmTCE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Fid Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated November 12, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No 2007-CA387 of the
ircui Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I
INC TRUST 2006-N14 is the Plainiff and
DENNIS HOLERGER, CAROLYN HOLER-
GER, WESTERN CAPITAL MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, TENANT #1 are the De-
fendants, I will sel to the highest and
best b dder fr cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 OOAM ON THE 7TH DAY OF
January, 2009, the flowing descnbed
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment
LOT 117, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, UNIT
V, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
NIK/A 2751 24TH BOULEVARD SE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974


the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on November 14, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clrk of the Circut Court
By /S LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
300944 ON 12/10 17/03
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA153
DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintif,
vs
GUADALUPE BALDERAS, tal ,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo
sure dated November 12, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No 47-2008-CA-153 of
the Circuit Court af the NINETEENTH Ju
dial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plantiff and GUA
DALUPE BALDERAS, YOLANDA GARCIA,
are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY AS
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 N W 3RD STREET, OKEECHO
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11'OAM, ON
THE 7TH DAY OF January 2009, he fol-
lowin descnbed property as set forth in
said Fnal Judgment
LOT 14 AND THE NORTH HALF OF
LOT 15, BLOCK 76, CONNERS HIGH-
LANDS, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 21, PUBLICRECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
AK/A 1604 NW 7TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE,FL 349720000
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Ls Pendens must file a claim whin sxty
(60) days after the sale
WFITESS MY HAND and the seal of
his Court on November 14, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/LINDAF YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
301349 ON 12/10,17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 07-CA-268
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006,
GSAMP TRUST 2B06-HE4,
Plaintiff
vs
STEPHEN HESTER, el al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judment of Mort ae Foreclo-
sure dated November 12, 20 and en-
tered in Case No 07-CA-268 o the
Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicia
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda wherein LASALLE BANK NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006,
GSAMP TRUST 2006 GSAMP TRUST
2006-HE4, is the Plaintff and STEPHEN
HESTER, MELISSA HESTER, MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR LITTON LOAN SERVICING LP,
are he Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder ar cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 N W 3RD STREET, OKECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 1100AM ON
THE Til DAY OF January 2009 the fol-
operty as set forth in

COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION TOWNSHIP
36 SOUTH, RANGE 3 EAST, RUN
EAP" ALONG THE SE TION LINE A
I STANCE OF 1,256.0 FEET FOR A
SBhT OF BEGINNING, THEN RUN
I RH 0 DEGREES 1' MINUTES 54
SINDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
6 4 FEET; THN N NRTH 34
E EES 52 MINUTE 09 SECONDS
A A DISTANCE 0" 76.93 FEET;
H : RUN SOUTH 8 DEGREES 54
I TES 15 SECOND EAST A DIS-
-hA E OF 55.18 FEET; THEN RUN
TH 06 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 00
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
1 .39 FEET; THEN RUN SOUTH 83
IE REES 54 MINUTES 18 SECONDS
EA'T A DISTANCE OF 20004 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE WEST BOUN-
DARD OF A COUNTY ROAD HUFF-
MAN ROAD) THEN RUN SOUTH 06
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 45 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
F SAID COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE
F 33.5 FEET, THEN RUN NORTH
9 DE. EES 45 MINUTES 12 SEC-
NDS AST ALONG THE SOUTH
OUNODAY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD
DISTANCE OF 50,06 FEET, THEN
UN 80 TH 44 DEGREES 42 MIN-
TES 3 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
ANCE F 51176 FEET, THEN RUN
SOUTH DEGREES 1I MINUTES 51
SECOND EAST A DISTANCE OF
42.92 ET TO THE SORUT BOUN-
IARY 0 SECTION 9, THEN RUN
WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNAR-
DY OF SECTION 9 A DISTANCE OF
331 B3 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS
TRACT 101, QUAIL ACRES, AN UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION
AK/A 1064 NW113ll Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other tan
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sxty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on November 14, 200
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/S/LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
300961 ON 12/10,17/08

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given tat the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir
cut Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 31st day of December
2008, at 11 00 A M, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Skeet, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 340972, in
the City of Okeechobee, offer o sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the Plainiff and Defendant's interest in the following de-
scribed real property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to wit
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 2, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC
RECORDS, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OF THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF FOR
ROAD AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES.
TOGETHER WITH A 2000 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, BEARING VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS' 9P610235MA AND 9P610235MB
pursuant to the fnal decree of partition in a case pending in sad Court, the style of
whlch is
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plain f,
vs
DENNIS RIMES and KAREN RIMES, his wife,
Defendant
and the docket number of which is 2007 CA 387
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 8th day of December,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clek of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Ronda
BY Sandra Greech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D Casses, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florda 34973
303805 ON 12/10,17/08

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Cle of the Cir-
cut Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 31st day of December,
2008, at 11 00 AM, a the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor Okeechobee, Florda 34972 in
the City of Okeechobee, offer or sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the Plainiff and Defendant's interest in the following de-
scribed real property situated in Okeechobee County, Floida, to-wit
LOT 16 BLOCK 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
pursuant to the fnal decree of partition in a case pending in sad Court, the style of
whlch is
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintff,
vs
CHRISTY N HARDEN
Defendant
and the docket number of which is 2007-CA-347
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 8h day of December
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circult Court of
Okeechobee County, Ronda
BY Sandra Greech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John Casses, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Bo 968
Okeechobee, Florda 34973
303806 ON 12/10,17/08

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON Clek of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, wilt on the 31st day of December,
2008, at 11 00 A M, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor Okeechobee, Flonda 34972 in
the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the Plainiff and Defendant's interest in the following de-
scribed real property situated in Okeechobee County, Foida, to-wit
Lot 87, Block 59, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of the Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida PARCEL ID #1.05.37-35-0050-00590.0870
pursuant to the fnal decree of partition in a case pending in sad Court, the style of
whlch is
GUNTER GOERTZ,
Plainff,
vs
JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN,
Defendant
and the docket number of which is 2007-CA-477
NOTE: Pursuant to the Final Judgment, this sale is subject o any existing liens
ol mortgages.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of sad Court, his 25th day of November
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Ronda
BY Sandra Greech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John 0 Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda34973
302322 ON 12/10,17/08

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned. SHARON ROBERTSON, Clek of the Cir-
cut Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 31st day of December,
2008, at 1100 A M, a he Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Norhwest
3rd Steert Jury Assembly Room Second Floor Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in



THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 10 AND ALL OF LOTS 11 AND 12 OF BLOCK 215, FIRST
ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 12, BLOCK
215, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, AND RUN EAST A DISTANCE OF 35 FEET TO THE CENTER
OF CHEROKEE STREET NOW CLOSED BY CITY ORDINANCE; THENCE RUNS
SOUTH ALONG THE CENTER OF CHEROKEE STREET A DISTANCE OF 145 FEET,
MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF 4TH STREET, THENCE RUN
WEST, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF 4TH STREET, TO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY
OF SAID LOT 12 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
AND:
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 216, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
pursuant to the fnal decree of parttion in a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, as successor by merger to BIG LAKE NATIONAL
BANK,
Plain ff,
vs
ESTATE OF RUSSELL HOUSTON BARBER, alka R H BARBER, Deceased,
Defendant
and the docket numberof which is 200-CA-348
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 81h day of December,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of te Circui Court of
Okeechobee County, Honda
BY Sandra Greech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D Cassels,Jr, Esquire
Post Otice Box 968
Okeechobee, Fonda 34973
303801 ON 12/10,17/08


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INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS


INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Seed bids will be receivedby the Operions Office of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, 938 NE 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
up to 10:00 a.m. January 29, 2009 for all matenals and labor necessary for below
CAUTION BID PACKAGES SENT Y OVERNIGHT CARRIER
QUITE OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME
Classroom Addition
SeminoleElementary School
2690 NW 42nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Plans and specificaons are on file in the office of
Dale Barren, Director of Operatons
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Architets, Inc
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifcations may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $10 000for one set of plans
and specifications, said depot wll be returned to 1e contractor upon return said
plans and speciicaions in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide bid
Each bid shall be a accompanied by the following0
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in connec-
tion wih this protect
SBid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board

in a good and suficient performance bond as required by Flonda Statute Section
101347 in the penal sum of 100% of te escalated amount of te contact guar-
anteeing the performance of said contract
Faoore to provide any of the documents out-
hned above wol be grounds for rejection
of the bid
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
ot i h hi I '
oftI , ,r, I
ANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE Thursday January 8, 2009 10 00 a m, pre-
valming time at he office of Dale Barret, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 The following documents shall accompany the Owner/Con-
tractor Agreement
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013 45 and 255 05, lono
guaranteeng the payment of all debts pertaining thereto Each bond
sued by a surety company licensed and authonzed to do business in the State of
Flonda having a general bond hlder's rating of A+ excellent and a financial
rating of BBB+ or beer in Flonda satisfactory to the Owner within ten (101 days
after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be paid by e
Contractor Sad bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board nstruc-
lions
SPublic Entity Cnmes sworn statement under Sechon 287133(3)(a), Flonda Stat-
utes

nowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012 465,
The Contractor wil be required to have the project substantially completed within 12
months of Notice to Proceed and have the punch I1 items and site cleanup, totally
completed wthn 30 days thereafter Faure to do so will result in liquidated damage
es in the amount of $500 00 per day for each day the date of actual substantial
completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion, and a further sum
of $100 00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the date of actual
final completion exceeds thescheduled date ot final completion
The successful bidder i any wil be noted within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed

the dale ofa opening,
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Patna G Cooper, E D, Supenendent of Schools
300013ON 12/3,10,17/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissi *
slon onThursday, ecember 18, 2008at90 am . I *i
tonum, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda
- -1-- -- --i- p-- Couniy Commis-
i i need a record o
i I to ensure that a
Include the test
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
In accordance with the Amencans wit Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286 26 persons wit disablotes needing special accommodation to parhoipate in
i eld, no later than wo (2)
S' I I nt 2100 If you are hear-
S1-888-447-620 (TTY
ClifBets Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
303309 ON 12/10/08


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Loan

Continued From Pa

were not happy with
the terms of the loan.
terms required that an
evolving funds (SRF),
other funding received
applied first to the Reg
loan. It was noted t
grants, SRF and other
awarded for specific
They would have to
those specific projects
not be used to pay on th
Bank loan.
The bank also req
OUA use Regions Bank
banking needs. In these
economic times, board
questioned the wisdom
all their funds in one be
noted that OUA was no


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much it would cost them to do
this or what benefits they would
ge 1 derive from transferring funds
other than receiving the loan.
some of Board members discussed that
One of the in fact it was not necessary to
y state re- start either project immedi-
grants or ately. Development has slowed
would be down on the housing projects
ions Bank that would use the proposed
hat many eastside forcemain. While it is
funds are
projects critical to the health of the lake
projects.
go toward to get Treasure Island off septic
and could tanks, that project could be de-
ne Regions played also.
John Hayford, OUA Execu-
uired that tive director, said that the board
for all their was not obligated to build the
uncertain eastside forcemain and that the
members Treasure Island project could
of putting possibly be financed later us-
ink. It was
Stold was ing another source. He said the
t told how
Snew presidential administra-
tion was discussing releasing
funds for public works projects
in order to stimulate the econ-
omy. The utility might qualify
for some of those federal finds.
Also there is a possibility that
in January OUA might receive
SRF funds from the state for
those projects.
No action was taken on the
proposal. The consensus of the
board was to request that staff
and Mr. Larson continue to ne-
gotiate with the bank for better
terms.
bI Turning to another matter, the
board agreed to the purchase of
five acres of property next to the
surfacewater treatment plant
for $325,000. The board has no
immediate use for the property,
but since it became available the
board decided to acquire it for fu-
ture use.
In other action, the board:
approved the monthly fi-
nance report for the period end-
ing Nov. 30;
approved payment four in
the amount of $112,692.60 to Der-
rico Construction of Melbourne
for work done on the SE-2 lift sta-
tion and gravity sewer rehabilita-
tion project;
authorized purchase of a
copy machine for $7,662; and
i because ofworkcompleted,
reduced the retainage to $2,000
for the contract with Youngquist
Brothers Inc., of Fort Myers for
the wastewater treatment plant
expansion project.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 15



Lincoln Park wins tight battle with Okeechobee


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
David Jeune had another
double double, points and re-
bounds Friday.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
Boys Basketball Team had their
opportunities but couldn't score
down the stretch as Lincoln Park
rallied for a 56-50 win at the Brah


man gym Friday night.
The loss was a tough pill to
swallow for Okeechobee, who
now have dropped two district
games in a row and are (1-3) on
the season.
Okeechobee turned the ball


A


LtI


Matt Skipper drives to the
of Friday game.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Duelle Gore (left) provides
pressure defense against
Lincoln Park.


over three times, and missed two
long-range jumpers and a free
throw in the final three minutes as
Lincoln Park scored the final eight
points of the game.
Zach Loese, 16 points, kept his
team above water for the first three
quarters as the Greyhounds (1-1 in
the district) built a five point lead
in the first half and never trailed
by more than four points in the
game.
"At the end it all came down
to playing defense and getting re-
bounds. Our guys came through. I
like the ball in my hands at the end
of the game," he said.


Loese came up with two loose
balls and hit two big free throws
down the stretch for Lincoln Park.
"Whenever I felt my team needed
a big shot tonight, I took the shot
and made them. It's a good victory
because it's a district win."
Both teams struggled from the
floor in the first quarter and the
score was tied 5-5 after the first
eight minutes. Three pointers by
David Jeune and Corey White kept
Okeechobee close in the second
quarter after Lincoln Park built
a 24-19 lead. Two technical foul
shots by JoeyVoss tied the score at
24 late in the second quarter. Lin


coin Park led 27-24 at the break.
Okeechobee got two big three
point baskets from Matt Skipper
and Terrance Allen in the third
quarter and took a 41-40 lead into
the final stanza.
Okeechobee's last lead was 50-
48, when Austin Willard hit a lay
up on a nice feed by Skipper and
was fouled. He missed the free
throw, and after that Okeechobee
couldn't score.
Okeechobee will travel to West-
wood next Friday.
The Brahman Junior Varsity
won a hard fought game with the
Greyhounds, 60-55.


UKeecnooee Niewsi/nanres Murpny
basket during the second quarter


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Joey Voss has provided some intensity on defense this year.


Girl's hoops improve to (5-0)


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
Girls Basketball Team is off to
one of its best starts ever in girl's
hoops this year. They remained
unbeaten Friday when they de-
feated the Lady Rams of John
Carroll 55-20.
"It's not about winning to me.
Its teaching the girls something,"
Coach Tony Sherlock said, "This
is about teaching the girls how to
play. Win or lose, they are learn-
ing, and that is more important


to me."
Friday's game was a team ef-
fort as Okeechobee got 11 points
from Dorothy Burkhardt, seven
points from Monica Koger and
eight points from Markeisha You-
mans. Koger added five assists.
Youmans had five steals. Shaneka
Ash and Jewel Buck each pulled
down seven rebounds.
It got so bad for John Carroll
that a running clock was used in
the middle of the third quarter.
"I'm definitely happy with our
execution. We still have a lot of
work to do, and we can get bet-


ter."
Sherlock said his girls played
very solid defense, and held John
Carroll to only eight points in the
first half. Still the future holds a
lot of tough games and Sherlock
is not getting ahead of himself.
They have a number of district
games coming up including a
tough game against Lincoln Park
next Thursday at home.
"This game was an all around
team game tonight. Everyone
contributed," he added.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results


PI.G.S. League
P.I.G.S. League Nov. 21: First
place Russ Adams. Second place
- Vinnie Malone. Last place Billy
Crum.
Closest to the pin: Billy Crum,
Vinnie Malone, Max Sherry, Paul
DeWitte.
Nov. 24: First place Billy Crum.
Second place Doug Sturdivent.
Last place J.C. Armstrong.
Closest to the pin: Ben Brad-
shaw (2), Jack Forde, Paul DeW-
itte.
O.L.G.A. Nov. 25 Criers and
Winners: First place Carol Seiser.
Second place Fran Dierig. Third
place -Shirley Esterline.
P.I.G.S. League Nov. 28: First
place Darlene Bailey. Second
place George Earl Goudy. Last
place Randy Whaley.
Closest to the pin: Paul DeW-


itte, Rob Jenkins, Ernie Whaley,
Vinnie Malone.
Dec. 1: First place Billy Crum.
Second place Doug Sturdivent.
Last place Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: Kenny Cur-
ran (2), Max Sherry, Jack Forde.
O.L.G.A. Odd Hole -First place
- Kay Duball.
P.I.G.S. League, Dec. 3: First
place George Earl Goudy. Sec-
ond place Dr. Carp. Last place
- Billy Crum.
Closest to the pin: Max Sherry,
Billy Crum, George Earl Goudy.
Gold Tee League Dec. 3: First
place -Chet Herndon. Second
place (Tie) Harry White and
George Goudy. Third place Jim
Norfolk.
O.L.G.A. Dec. 4 Even Holes:
First place (tie) Sunni Adams
and Dale Bryant. Second place -


Shirley Esterline.
P.I.G.S. League Dec. 5: First
place Terry Mastelar. Second
place Sunni Adams. Last place
- Russ Papy.
Closest to the pin: Paul DeW-
itte, Bob Weaver, Terry Mastelar,
Vinnie Malone.
Gold Tee League, Dec. 5: First
place Dave Bockoras. Second
place Howard Shelkie. Third
place Vern Johnson. Fourth
place -Harry White.


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Osceola Warriors lose to Gifford


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Gifford jumped out to early
leads, withstood some nice runs
by Osceola, and defeated the
Warriors in girls and boys basket-
ball games Monday at Osceola
Middle School.
Gifford jumped out to a 7-0
lead in girls hoops, and led 18-2
after the first quarter in route to
a 56-20 victory in the girls' game.
Kiandre Pound had 25 points to
lead the Lady Dolphins. Amber
Cunningham had nine points to
lead Osceola.
Warrior Coach Cathy Jones
said she knew her young team
would take some lumps this year,
"They are young, but they are
learning. We'll get better."
Osceola had their moments in
the game. After they fell behind
18-2, the Warriors rallied behind
some aggressive defense and
some solid shooting by Cunning-
ham and Garionne Johnson to
pull to within 20-8 at the half and
20-15 midway through the third
quarter.
Gifford Coach Lubby Page said
he was proud of the way his girls
reacted, "I'm very proud of them.
We have a veteran team this year.
I'm proud of Osceola as well.
They are young, but they played
well."
After the Osceola run, Gifford
responded by out scoring Osce-
ola 36-5 to end the game. Pound


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Amber Cunningham (left) bat-
tles with #42 Chanye Edwards
and another Gifford player for
a loose ball Monday.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Amber Cunningham (left) drives to the hoops Tiesha Brown
(#1) in pursuit.
returned from the bench and Osceola was plagued by poor
scored 10 points during the run. shooting, turnovers, and an inabil-
Osceola closed the gap to 31- ity to control the glass against an
20 early in the fourth on a three- athletic and tall Dolphins squad.
point play by Cunningham but The Dolphins led 44-13 after three
then saw the Dolphins run off 18 quarters.
consecutive points to take com- Keenon Washington had 17
mand. points to lead Gifford. Khalil Da-
Gifford improved to (3-0). Os vis added nine points. Sylvester
ceola fell to (1-2). The Warriors Butler had four points to lead
next local game will be Monday, Osceola. Wingfield and DJ Wash-


Dec. 15, at Yearling.
Garionne Johnson had seven
points for Osceola.
In the boys game Zachary
Wingfield gave Osceola an early
lead with a three point play, but
the boys couldn't sustain the mo
mentum as they lost, 52-18 to Gif-
ford.
Gifford moved to a pressure
defense in the first quarter and
took a 19-7 lead after the first six
minutes of play. Gifford also con-
trolled the second quarter and led
32-11 at the half.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Madison Hanner (left) is guard-
ed by Gifford's Kayla Willard
during Monday's game.


Champions
The Okeechobee Gator PeeWee Football Team and their
pions. They are with the football Coach Moe Madrigal.


Submitted photo


Cheerleaders are the 2008 Cham-


Girls basketball streak ends at six


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
girls basketball team bid for an
unbeaten season ended abruptly
Monday when they were defeat-
ed at Fort Pierce Central, 73-50.
Monica Koger had 11 points
and Dorothy Burkhardt added
10 points for Okeechobee, (6-1).
Sharee Dixon had 15 points for
Fort Pierce, (4-2). Terrice Robin-
son added 14 points and Rosela
Devalon chipped in with 10
points.


Okeechobee led 18-15 after
the first quarter. Fort Pierce went
on a huge 23-7 run in the second
quarter and never trailed again.
"They were good. The game
was closer than the score indi-
cated," Coach Tony Sherlock
said. Okeechobee actually led by
seven points until disaster struck
in the form of an injury to a key
player.
Freshman Essence Williams
rolled her ankle on a lay up at-
tempt and had to leave the game.
Sherlock said Williams suffered
a high ankle sprain and could be


out indefinitely.
"She is the general that's for
sure. We'll work her out and see
what she is able to do," he said.
Okeechobee was outscored
20-0 after Williams injury.
Shaneka Ash had a good
game for Okeechobee with eight
points, 10 rebounds and two as-
sists.
The JV girls won in overtime.
Okeechobee returns home
on Thursday to play top district
contender Lincoln Park. The JV
game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the
varsity at 7 p.m.


Girl's soccer shuts out Forest Hill


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Emily Raulerson scored the
only goal of the game as Okeecho-
bee High School won an impor-
tant district match last Thursday,
1-0, at Forest Hill.
Raulerson, only a freshman,
has turned some heads lately for
her aggressive play.
"She is looking to secure a
position, and has played well,"
Coach Jorje Botello said. "The
girls really have started working


together better now. Today we
played a team of equal ability.
From the moment we rolled the
ball out there, we wanted to win
this game. The better team won
tonight."
Botello said Forest Hill put up
a great fight. His team dominated
on offense but had a tough time
getting balls past the Lady Falcons
goal keeper. Ashtyn Brown had
10 shots on goal all by herself.
On defense Megan Clements
had another strong game in net.
She stopped eight Falcons shots.


Botello said the girls are more
disciplined now and really want
to start building a program here,
"I'm very pleased. All I can ask
the girls is to play to their ability
and to give all they have when
they are out on the field. They
have done that. This is a build-
ing year, but we are trying to set
a good precedent now."
Okeechobee's girls return
home for a match on Thursday,
Dec. 11, when they play Centen-
nial at 7 p.m.


OMS Students of the Week
Students at Osceola Middle School are achieving excellence everyday. Students of the
Week are: Teodora Yanez, Patricia Duque, Paige Roller, Chandler Carnadore, Jennifer
Treece, Cintya Duque, Jessica Humphrey, Nary Ngo and Keith Chamberland.


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