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Vol. 99 No. 292 Wednesday, December 17, 2008 500 Plus tax


Seam adds a new wrinkle


Holiday Lighted
Homes on display
Each year, the Okeecho-
bee News runs a list of homes
and businesses decorated
for the holidays. Many read-
ers use this list to plan their
own tour of the holiday lights.
To add an address to this list,
please email it to okeenews@
newszap.com or post online at
www.newszap.com (click on
Okeechobee, then on "Local
issues forum" and look for the
"Holiday lights" topic.)
Holiday lights can be seen
at: 1756 Hunter Road BHR.

Chamber to host
course on concealed
weapons, Dec. 18
The Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce will hold a
concealed weapons course on
Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. For more in-
formation call the Chamber at
863-763-6464. Space is limited

Cheer and dance
try outs to open
Okeechobee X-Plosion All
Star Cheerleading and Dance
Will Be holding Open Tryouts
on Saturday, Dec. 20. Start-
ing at noon-3 p.m. This is for
the SENIOR team only! You
must be over 12 for this par
ticular tryout. Girls must wear
black shorts, black shirts, white
shoes and a black ribbon in
their hair. Please contact Coach
Victoria for further informa-
tion 863-441-3826, xplosionall-
starcheer@yahoo.com, www.
xplosionallstars.weebly.com.
If you are under 12 and would
like more information regard-
ing cheerleading, tumbling or
dance please feel free to call!
The tryout will be held at the
Xplosion gym on 441 S.E. be-
hind the new carwash!

Drought Index

Current: 578
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.17 feet
Last Year: 10.20 feet
Snored By:

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


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Nigerian Scam has been
around a long time but now
there's a new wrinkle. The
scheme now involves the Feder-
al Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
which, say the con artists, guar-
antees you won't be scammed.
These unscrupulous con art-
ists are sending e-mails to poten-
tial victims that include FBI Di-
rector Robert S. Mueller's e-mail
address, phone number and
assurance that the transaction


-- which includes $11,000,000 to
be paid to you -- is 100 percent
risk free.
While Mr. Mueller's name and
the FBI's address is correct, the
phone number isn't even close.
According to a local detective the
phone number is in Washington
-- but it's Washington State, not
Washington, D.C.
"The phone number listed is
in Seattle, Wash., and is an inter-
national phone number," said
Detective Susan Morrison of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO). "The phone num-


ber given is a land line and the
provider is International Telcom,
LTD, in Seattle."
And once that number is
called there's no telling where
the call may be routed -- maybe
even Nigeria.
In this new version of an old
scam, the potential victim is guar-
anteed to be paid millions of U.S.
dollars and all they have to do is
send $110 for an approval slip.
Once that money is received the
victim will be sent an ATM card
that can be used anywhere in the
world to claim their money -- up


A visit from Santa: Holiday gifts


V ."


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Brighton Seminole Tribe of Florida Reservation Rhonda Goodman (back left) and
of course Santa visited the Northside Headstart Center on Monday. They gave each
child a Christmas bag full of gifts. Ms. Koger and Ms. Luviano's class received gifts and
posed for their picture with Santa.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Toy Run benefits Santa's Angel Network
Candace Burke received a donation of $400 and a truckload of toys for the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce's Santa's Angel Network from the Rim Ditch Toy Run collec-
tions on Saturday, Dec. 13, from the J and S Fish Camp, Iron Eagle, Happy Hour, Office
Bar and Grill, Cypress Hut Eagles, Butch's Fish Camp and Good Spirits.


to $4,000 to $5,000 daily.
That approval slip also con-
tains information about the agent
who will be processing the trans-
action. In the letter obtained by
Detective Morrison, the agent's
name is Kelvin Williams. The
letter not only lists Mr. Williams'
e-mail address, but a number by
which you can contact him.
And if you call that number,
take a wild guess where your call
will be routed -- if you guessed
Nigeria you're right.
Also required is your name,
home address, telephone num-


The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Jacksonville Dis-
trict began redistributing Lake
Okeechobee water releases,
Dec. 15.
Starting at 7 a.m., water
managers discontinued releas-
es to the St. Lucie Canal and
adjusted the constant release
to the Caloosahatchee Estuary
from 450 to 650 cubic feet per
second (cfs) as measured from
WP. Franklin Lock and Dam
(S-79). The adjustments help
maintain salinity concentra-


ber, cell phone number, occupa-
tion and the name of your bank.
"Since the Federal Bureau of
Investigation is involved in this
transaction, you have to be rest
assured for this is 100 percent
risk free it is our duty to protect
the American Citizens," states
the letter.
The e-mail goes on to say "..
some unscrupulous element are
using this project as an avenue to
scam innocent people off their
hard earned money by imper-
See Scam Page 9


County faces



tax revenue



reductions


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Like individual household
budgets, Okeechobee County's
budget may be in for some belt
tightening. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Commissioners will be tak-
ing up several financial matters
when they meet tomorrow.
Deputy county administrator
Robbie Chartier is scheduled
to discuss new revenue pro-
jections for the current fiscal
year in the light of decreased
property values and declining
interest rates and the impact of
those projections on the bud-


If you go...
What: Bimonthly meet-
ing of the Okeechobee
County Commissioners
When: 9 a.m., Thursday,
Dec. 18
Where: Okeechobee
County Health Department
Auditorium, 1798 N.W Ninth
Ave.
get. Revenues from sales tax,
state revenue sharing and gaso-
line tax are down. The property
appraiser has predicted that
property values might drop
See County Page 9


tions in both estuaries, which
are appropriate for sustaining
the health of the estuary.
The lake stage on Dec. 15,
was 14.17 feet (NGVD), more
than a foot below where it
was after Tropical Storm Fay
occurred in September, and
about four feet higher than it
was a year ago.
In determining whether
releases from Lake Okeecho-
bee should or should not be
See Lake Page 9


Index


Classifieds..................... 12-14
Crossword.......................... 14
Holiday Events..... ....... ..... 6
Obituaries.. ........ .... .... 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 15-16
Sudoku 14
Weather 2
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Volleyball coach say:


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The annual Okeechobee
High School Volleyball Banquet
Sunday was a time to celebrate
an outstanding season but also
a sad time as the players had to
say goodbye to their coach and
mentor Jacque Robinson.
The girls had a wonderful
campaign as they reached the
post season and defeated a dis-
trict champion Merritt Island
in the first round. The team
finished 16-8. They were 6-1 in
the district. They played some
top opponents in the Gaines-
ville Tournament, defeated two
time defending state champion


Kings Academy, and played a
tight match with Bishop Kenny
which reached the state final
four this year.
"You guys kind of rock,"
Robinson told her players,
"They were no powder puff
teams, it was the real deal."
Robinson, a former first
team All-SEC volleyball player
at the University of Florida, said
her team excelled on and off
the court this year. She noted
most of the players had grade
point averages of over 3.0. The
team also had three scholar ath-
letes Megan Clements, LeAnna
Cotton, and Marie Renfranz.
The team also took part in a
charitable breast cancer walk


s goodbye

in Orlando.
The award winners this
year were Kari Berger, who
won the Brahman award and
the Golden Hands Award as
she had 523 assists. Paige Mc-
Crary won the most improved
award. Tiffany McGee won the
spirit award. Monica Koger was
named most valuable player.
Marie Renfranz won the Lauren
Moscovic award for her com-
mitment to the game and her
teammates.
"I thank the girls for being my
champions. I have your back
always. You girls really symbol-
ized Okeechobee. Okeechobee
See Coach Page 14


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Coach Jacqueline Robinson received several parting
presents from her players at Sunday's volleyball ban-
quet.


Briefs


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Submitted photo
Maureen Burroughs, President of Okeechobee Main Street, presented Nancy Gagliardi,
Owner of Western Living the winner's plaque for taking First Place in this year's Annual
Okeechobee Main Street Christmas Window Decorating Contest.


Main


Street


sponsors


window


contest
Okeechobee Main Street
awarded Western Living the win-
ner's plaque for First Place in
their annual Christmas Window
Decorating Contest. Western Liv-
ing located at 123 SW Park Street
was one of 12 businesses who
signed up to compete in this an-
nual event.
Raulerson's Absolutely Art lo-
cated at 401 SW Park Street placed
second and Chloe's Closet, 109
SW Park Street placed third. The
contest, which is in its fourth year,
is judged on theme, overall look,
originality and lighting at night.
The winner will keep the
plaque in their place of busi-
ness until next year's contest.
Okeechobee Main Street invites
you to go by all the downtown
businesses at night to see the cre-
ativity of our business owners and
spirit of this holiday season.


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Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Areas of fog before 9 a.m.. Otherwise, mostly sunny,
with a high near 80. Winds will be calm becoming east between 5
and 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, partly
cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming
calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high
near 80. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. East north
east wind around 5 mph.






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With appeal denied, Hayes to face trial


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man charged
with a number of felonies will
have to go to court now that the
Fourth District Court of Appeals
(DCA) denied his appeal to have
the entire State Attorney's Office
recused from prosecuting his
cases.
In a Dec. 3, 2008, written
opinion the appeals court denied
the request of Michael Lee Hayes
and ordered that he stand trial
on the charges of grand theft (six
counts), forgery (five counts), ut-
tering a forged bill (four counts),
committing a gross fraud, deal-
ing in stolen property, first-degree
petit theft and extortion.
Hayes, 43, had sought the
recusal of the entire State Attor-
ney's Office of the 19th Judicial
District because a victim in one
of the cases is County Judge Jer-
ald 'Jerry' Bryant.
There are currently two cases

Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Naketa Elonda McQueen,
24, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 12 by Deputy
Patricia Massung on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging her
with grand theft, criminal use
of personal identification infor-
mation and fraudulent use of a
credit card. Her bond was set at
$15,000.
Emma Jean Thigpen, 48,


pending against
Hayes who, at
one time, was
employed as an
organist at the
Church of Our
Saviour. Hayes
also worked
as a paralegal Michael Lee
for Judge Bry- Hayes
ant before the
judge was elected to serve on the
bench.
Ashley Albright, the supervis-
ing attorney of the State Attor-
ney's Office in Okeechobee, said
those two cases will be put back
on the docket but he did not
know when they will go to trial.
"We'll have a judge from an-
other circuit (hear the cases), but
I don't know who that judge will
be," he said.
The charges pending against
Hayes are from a period in 2003
and 2004 when he worked for
Attorney Jerry Bryant and the
church. Hayes is charged with


U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 13 by Deputy Max
Waldron on a charge of driving
under the influence. Her bond
was set at $500.
Eddie Leon Redd Jr., 23,
Carolina Ave., Clewiston, was ar-
rested Dec. 13 by Deputy Brian
Cross on a charge of driving while
license suspended habitual of-
fender. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Jordan Shellen, 25, Lake
Drive, Buckhead Ridge, was ar-
rested Dec. 15 by Deputy Sergeant
J. Royal on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with de-
livery of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $35,000.
Esau Medrano, 26, N.W 18th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Dec. 15 by Deputy Sgt. J. Royal on


stealing checks from both then
forging and cashing the instru-
ments, states records from the
appeals court.
Records from the Fourth DCA
also state that Hayes allegedly
threatened Judge Bryant. This
alleged incident occurred before
he became a sitting judge.
Appeals court records state
that in October of 2005 the attor-
ney representing Hayes told the
court that a plea agreement had
been reached with the state. That
agreement called for a proba-
tionary sentence with restitution,
which is less than Hayes could
have received under sentencing
guidelines.
However, the prosecutor who
negotiated the plea deal left of-
fice and the subsequent prosecu-
tor assigned to the case did not
agree to the negotiated deal.
Hayes and his appeals attorney
Jason M. Wandner of Miami felt
the 4th DCA should affirm their
appeal because the state's refusal


an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with resisting a law
enforcement officerwith violence.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Sergio Ramos Ortega, 38,
West Palm Beach, was arrested
Dec. 16 by Deputy Yamil Astacio
on a Palm Beach County warrant
charging him with failure to ap-
pear driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $6,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
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to accept the deal "demonstrated
actual prejudice." However, the
appellate court ruled that the "...
State enjoys the right to withdraw
a plea offer at any time up until it
is accepted by the court."
The court went on to state
that by Hayes claiming he was
"prevented" from receiving a
probationary sentence was too
speculative since he had not
been sentenced.
At a sentencing hearing,
Hayes entered an open plea to
the court for the probationary
sentence based on mental and
physical disabilities. At that hear-
ing, the state called Judge Bryant
to the stand who testified that
the reduced sentence "greatly
offended" him and that the trial


court had "injected" itself into
the plea process.
Hayes then filed a motion to
enforce the plea deal and recuse
the entire State Attorney's Office
of the district claiming that the re-
lationship between prosecutors
and Judge Bryant "... had clearly
affected the prosecutor's ability
to conduct himself (and his of-
fice) in a professional detached
manner."
Since the original judge had
recused himself, Chief Judge
William Roby heard the motions
to recuse and disqualify the State
Attorney's Office and granted the
motions.
The appeals court later ruled
that there was no finding by the
trial court to support the order. In-


stead, stated the court's opinion,
the "... trial court felt compelled
to grant the motion based upon
an appearance of impropriety in
order to uphold the integrity, con-
fidence and independence of the
third branch of government."
It also ruled that since Judge
Bryant was a victim he had the
right under Florida statutes to be
heard prior to Hayes' sentenc-
ing.
The Fourth DCA also stated in
its opinion that while there may
have been grounds for the State
Attorney's Office, on its own
initiative, to have the cases pros-
ecuted by another office it could
not uphold the recusal of the en-
tire State Attorney's Office.


Bar patron arrested on drug charge


Okeechobee News
A local man was arrested on a
felony drug charge last weekend
after a brief foot chase outside a
downtown night spot.
Tomas Rivera, 37, was arrest-
ed Saturday, Dec. 13, on a charge
of possession of cocaine. He
was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$5,000.
While in the bar at closing
time, an arrest report by Sergeant
Russell Cale of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD)
states that he saw a security offi-


cer chasing a man through the El
Amigo De Todos
building.
Once outside
the man threw
a clear plastic
baggie onto the
ground, the re-
port continued.
Sgt. Cale
stopped the Tomas
man and with Rivera
the help of
OCPD Officer Belen Reyna the
man was searched. As the man,
later identified as Rivera, was
being searched Security Officer


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officers that Rivera had been in
possession of cocaine.
Once Rivera was secured,
Sgt. Cale went back to the
area where the man had alleg-
edly thrown something to the
ground. He was able to retrieve
the plastic baggie and found that
it contained a white, powdery
substance, stated the report.
The substance was field test-
ed and indicated a positive result
for the presence of cocaine, Sgt.
Cale's report stated. The OCPD
sergeant said the suspected co-
caine weighed 1.95 grams.


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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 17, 2008


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www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam-
pling of some of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
CITIZENSHIP: In reply to the speak out of it not mattering if
Obama was born in Russia, Afghanistan, Hawaii, Florida or wherever.
The constitution states "citizenship must be granted by means of be-
ing born in the actual territory of the United States" and "No person
except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the
time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office
of President." I realize because the Constitution isn't in the billboard's
top ten rap albums and people are dense as to what it actually is and
means. Obama's mother being a U.S. citizen is moot. The difference
between being a natural born citizen and a naturalized citizen is that
a naturalized citizen can't run for presidency. Understand now?
CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Christmas parade was wonderful this
year. It seemed everyone on the parade route was just filled with the
holiday spirit. Folks were calling out "Merry Christmas" to those in
the parade as they passed. Kids were wide-eyed at all the pretty lights,
the people in costumes, the animals and of course they went nuts
when Santa Claus arrived. The Christmas parade is one of the local
traditions that is still going strong and I think this year we needed it
more than ever.
OBAMA: I really hope our president-elect will do a good job. I am
praying for him and for our country. But does it seem odd to anyone
else that the media is treating him with kid gloves? The governor of
Illinois is in the middle of a scandal regarding Obama's replacement
in the Senate, and they aren't even questioning Obama about it on the
news. They ask him about his dog instead. Just what is going on?
SPORTS: Success at the high school level is really set up by good
junior level programs at the elementary and middle school level.
Sports with strong travelling/club teams such as volleyball, softball,
baseball, wrestling, cross country and football have had success.
Sports without them such as basketball, swimming and girls soccer
have struggled to stay competitive. Boys soccer is kind of an exception
due to the strong hispanic pool of sandlot talent we have. Without
strong junior programs, it probably doesn't matter who the coaches
are -- consistent winning would be difficult at best.
PARADE: The Christmas parade went perfectly and to my knowl-
edge no one got hurt. Thanks to all who helped with or worked the
parade. Great bunch of people! Thanks to all the public for being very
careful.
THANKS: I want to thank everyone who participated in the Christ-
mas parade. Thank you for taking the time to build floats and string
lights on cars and people and even horses. Thank you for putting ant-
lers on alpacas to turn them into reindeer. Thank you for dressing up
as angels, presents, wise men, giant light bulbs and the grinch. Thank
you to the bands for marching and playing Christmas music. It was a
wonderful sight, all these hometown folks just coming out to make a
parade for their friends and neighbors to watch, and to spread a little
holiday cheer. The Lighted Christmas Parade is the best parade of the
year in Okeechobee.
UNIONS: I've been a union man all my life, it' was a tradition in
my family. But these guys price themselves out of a job, I've seen it in
all the trades. The labor here is too costly, so companies ship it out to
where they can earn a bigger profit. If I was a business man or owned
a company I'd probably do the same thing. There is no loyalty be-
tween labor and management. It's a thing of the past, it all boils down
to what makes the most money for the company. I believe in the right
to earn a decent wage, but there comes a point to where if I have to
take a cut to keep my job then I would. As long as the management
also took a cut, until better times I'd suck it up.
COACH: I hope the fashion police are happy now that the football
coach has quit. You had to go and make a big deal out of the shorts
the coaches wore to games. Well I hope the next coach wears white
after Labor Day.
AUTO INDUSTRY: If the auto industry is going to survive they need
to make some changes. If the unions are going to dig in and refuse to
cut pay and benefits to make them more competitive, then they will
go out of business and there will be no pay or benefits. When the
CEOs have said they will work for $1 a year until the company makes
a profit, then the union workers should agree to make some cuts as
well. If the auto companies go out of business, the union is not going
to be able to help them. There will be no one to strike against. It will
all be gone and other car companies that have non-union shops will
be there to get all the business.
CARS: Ford has spent the last 30 years moving all its factories out
of the U.S., claiming they can't make money paying American wages.
Toyota has spent the last 30 years building more than a dozen plants
inside the U.S. The last quarter's results: Toyota makes $4 billion in
profits while Ford racks up $9 billion in losses. Ford folks are still
scratching their heads, and collecting bonuses.
BILLION: The next time you hear a politician use the word "bil-
lion" casually think about whether you do, or don't, want that poli-
tician spending your tax money!! A billion is a difficult number to
comprehend, but an advertising agency did a good job of putting that
figure in perspective in one of its releases: A billion seconds ago, it
was 1959. A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago,
our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. And ... a billion dollars ago,
was only 8 hours and 20 minutes at the rate Washington spends.
CARS: The quality of most American cars are equal to or higher
than those of Japanese makers. The American's safety ratings surpass
those of the Japanese. See for yourself; go to JD Powers or Consumer
Reports. Our prices could be better; most of the cost is production,
and the unions are a lot of the blame. Employee wages and ben-
efits are outrageous. The Japanese built factories here for the same
reason. Production and shipping cost. Not for any good hearted "to
provide American jobs." The steel was here, the market was here.
People using the excuse that they bought a Japanese car because
they are better is just not true anymore. It is just that an excuse to try
and make them feel better about not buying American and support-
ing our own economy before that of another country. No one driving
a foreign built car can truly call themselves a patriot.
CHOICE: I have no idea what effect a personal choice of vehicle
in this day and age would have on our economy. I think it may be
too late to do America any good by buying a car from the Big 3. That
being said, if I were to buy a car, I could not see myself picking one
with a foreign name on it. Although I think a good way to check their
durability would be to check the real old ones. Some of those Toyotas
have 300,000 miles on them and are still going strong, but the ones I
checked on were in Colorado. Could it be the climate?
ARSON: I hope they find whoever is setting the fires in Treasure
Island. It is just so sad in this terrible economy that someone is setting
fires and destroying property. People don't have much to begin with,
and someone has to go and set trailers on fire. I hope someone can
figure this out and claim the reward they are offering for informa-
tion.
FOOTBALL: I hope whoever they hire as the new football coach
has a tough skin because he is going to need it. No matter what you
do, people will criticize you. They'll pick at every decision you make
and even complain if what you wear to the ball games does not meet
their personal approval. To succeed, you have to be able to ignore the
critics and laugh at the silly things people will complain about. If you
let it get to you, you will be miserable.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE: I am sure that the elections commission
checked all of Barack Obama's documentation before they let him
on the primary ballots. Asking about the birth certificate now is really
grasping at straws. I think we need to quit discussing the election --
which is over -- and concentrate on getting everyone to work together
to fix the many problems this country faces. It's time to get over it and
move on.


Letters to the Editor


VFW appreciates
support
VFW Post 9528 would like to
thank everyone who helped with
the Toys for Tots Motorcycle run
held for Glades County Children.
The event, I feel, was a great suc-
cess considering the short amount
of time we had to put it together.


Special thanks go out to Gary
"Spook" Whidden and his son at
the Country Feed Store and our
two cooks, Neil Ritchie and Bill
Roberts, who went above and
beyond to make this event a great
success.
I would also like to thank VFW
Post 4423 (North Okeechobee) for
allowing us to use their property


Mixer guests
Costopoulos & Helton CPAs hosted this month's Okeecho-
bee Main Street Mixer. Guests at the monthly social event
included: (front row) Bridgette Waldau, Lisa Watts, Donna
and Robert Helton. In the back row are: Maureen Bur-
roughs, Toni Doyle, Susan Barber, Donna Huth, Mike and
Joyce Costopoulos.


Submitted photo/New Ground

Gospel Quartet to perform
New Ground Gospel Quartet, (back row-left to right) Ger-
ald Turner, Brian Sherman (front row-left to right) Ran-
dy Whipple and Rickey Smith will be at Fountain of Life
Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m.
with the Fountain of Life Christmas Program also during
the service with dinner on the grounds following.


Submitted photo

Donation to My Aunt's

House 'The Closet'
Members of Butch's Redneck Yacht Club donated $3,000
to My Aunt's House "The Closet," to buy Christmas pres-
ents for 60 foster and disadvantaged children in Okeecho-
bee. This is the fourth year the club has raised money for
kids and their families through barbecues, fishing tourna-
ments and other fund raising events. The fundraising team
includes Debbie, Merrilee, Ralph and Abby. For informa-
tion on club membership, please call 863-763-8262 or go
to www.Butchsredneckyachtclub.com.




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to stage the motorcycles for the
run to our Post and BHR Moose
Lodge 2417 for helping to collect
toys, they did a wonderful job,
Ms. Betty at the Iron Eagle Bar, the
many bikers who showed up and
donated toys, ARS Motorsports,
Styles Custom Motorcycles, Art
Groom and his wife, Steve Lev-
itt and the many people who


pitched in and helped serve the
food, clean up and other things
that were required for the day.
242 toys were collected plus 2
bicycles and everyone had a great
time giving for the children and I
thank you all from the bottom of
my heart.
Robert E. Hare Jr.
Commander, VFW Post 9528


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 17
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.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (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.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 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.
Thursday, Dec. 18
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun. All types of sewing is
welcome, such as quilting, applique, embroidery, crocheting, knitting,
serging. Bring your sewing machines if you like to sew. For more
information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at
863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group (Basic Text) 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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
2285.
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.
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 at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en 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 lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. 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.
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 meet-
ing.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will meet every third
Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Beef O' Bradys. All contractors
are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Chapman at 863-
634-7532.
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.

Friday, Dec. 19
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick (OP, SP) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not
affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
in business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at 800-299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting, Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street
entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are
no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta
at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5


County receives


unanticipated funds


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Christmas came early for
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners. The commissioners
recently struggled with cutting
the county's operating budget
because of decreased revenues.
However, at their Dec. 4 meet-
ing they added $21,000 back to
the county's budget to account
for unanticipated revenues from
two grants. All residents of the
county will receive some benefit
from these grants.
Emergency management re-
ceived $18,000 from the Depart-
ment of Homeland Security and
the library received $3,000 from
the Florida Humanities Council.
Emergency management
funds are in the form of a Federal
Training and Exercise Grant. Di-
rector Mike Faulkner said part of
the grant will be used to conduct
what is called a table top exer-
cise. About 14 to 18 agencies will
participate in this event which
will use table top models to
simulate an actual disaster. The
exercise will test plans, policies
and procedures as the various
agencies work together to try to
overcome a simulated disaster.
This exercise will probably take
place some time around October
of next year.


Some of the emergency
management money will go
to the state to cover the costs
of providing training classes to
Okeechobee County emergency
management personnel. While
the tabletop exercise will involve
tactical training, the classes will
be more for administrative train-
ing. An example Mr. Faulkner
gave was of the administrative
procedure that would be fol-
lowed if Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue, for some reason,
needed to use another fire truck.
If the surrounding counties also
faced the same disaster condi-
tions, the additional fire truck
would have to be secured from
a county further away that does
not ordinarily provide backup
support for Okeechobee County.
Mr. Faulkner would like to have
these training classes some time
next spring before hurricane sea-
son starts.
Library director Kresta King
said the grant her organization
received would be used to pay
all the expenses connected with
the special speakers the library
schedules. She said the library
was very blessed and thrilled to
have this grant. This year's grant
was used to schedule five special
speakers. One speaker came in
November to sing and tell sto-


ries. On Jan. 9 Lauren Austen
will demonstrate quilting. She
is a story teller and teacher who
has quilts with realistic African
designs. On Feb. 6 native Flo-
ridian, author and Palm Beach
Post reporter Eliot Kleinberg
will speak on "Florida's Wacky
History and Why You Should
Care." Juanna Lombard, Florida
author and landscape architect
will speak on the historical land-
scape of Florida on Feb. 13. Paul
Buster will come to the library
on March 14 to tell Seminole sto-
ries and sing.
All programs will begin at 7
p.m. Refreshments will be pro-
vided by Friends of the Okeecho-
bee Library. Thanks to the grant,
there is no admission charge.
The library's recently received
grant is the first year's installment
of athreeyear grant. Ms. King said
that even though the library will
have to apply again next year, the
process will not be as detailed as
the original application. Because
of budget restrictions they have
no idea how much money they
will get next year.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.
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reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Legion hosts dinner for veterans


The American Legion Post 64,
501 S.E. Second St., Okeecho-
bee, will give a Christmas dinner
for veterans and their immediate
family on Dec. 20 from noon until
5 p.m. There will be a Santa Claus
on hand for the children.
There will be representatives
from the County V.A. Office, the
VA. hospital and a woman rep-
resentative for women veterans,
on hand to talk to veterans about
their benefits. There will be infor-
mation available on how to han-


dle a high mortgage loans and
what the VA. can do to help.
Dinner will be served from 1
until 5 p.m.
The representatives will be
available to meet with veterans
from noon until 5 p.m.
Membership cards or D.D 214s
for those who are not members
will be accepted for admission to
this event.
This is an outreach program
to advise veterans what their ben-
efits are and what periods they


qualify under.
The qualifying periods are as
follows: World War II; the Korean


Up the river and the lessons learned
On a beautiful Saturday in No-


vember, teachers of elementary,
middle, high school and univer-
sity classes joined with informal
teachers who operate a variety
of eco-tours and teach at nature
centers traveled to inland Flori-
da to experience first-hand the
wonders of the Kissimmee River
Restoration. The trip was spon-
sored by the South Florida Water
Management District and Florida
Atlantic University's Center for
Environmental Studies.
Historically the Kissimmee Riv-
er, unique in North America, had
characteristics of a more tropi-
cal river like the Amazon or the
Congo with its wide, flat flood-
plain expanding in wet season
and diminishing in dry season. In
the name of flood control, the 103
miles of meandering river with a
three- mile wide floodplain was
channelized in the 1960s becom-
ing a 56 mile long, 30 foot deep,
300 foot wide canal. Calls for res-
toration began before the chan-
nelization was complete.
In 1992, Congress authorized
the restoration as a 50-50 cost
share project between the state
and federal government, the
South Florida Water Management
District and the United States
Army Corps of Engineers. Resto-
ration will fill 22 contiguous miles
of the canal, regaining 43 miles of
meandering river habitat and 40
square miles of floodplain eco-
system and 26,500 acres of wet-
lands.
The educators toured Phase


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1975; Lebanon and Grenada, Aug.
1982-July 1984; Panama, Dec. 89-
Jan. 90; Persian Gulf, Aug. 1990 -
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or 863-763-5309.


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Holiday Happenings


Christmas Around
the World
The annual celebration of
Christmas Around the World
will be celebrated on Sunday,
Dec. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church grounds from 5 until 7
p.m. There will be a Live nativity
pageant, booths and Santa Claus
gifts for children and performanc-
es by the following groups: Scot-
tish Bagpipers, Irish Step Dancers,
Filipino performers, and Mexican
Serenade. Admission and parking
is free. For more information call
863-763-3727.

Toys For Tots
Distribution Party
Toys for Tots will hold their dis-
tribution party on Saturday, Dec.
20, from noon until 4 p.m. at A
Child's World South 4664 U.S. 441
SE. Children must be present and
proof of Okeechobee Residency is
required. This will be a fun event
for the children as Santa will be
there and Otis Spunkmeyer cook-
ies will be on site baking fresh
cookies for the children. Malissa
Morgan is looking for volunteers
to assist the children through the
line at the distribution as parents
are not permitted to help children
"pick" out the toys. The Sheriff's
department will be on hand to
handle traffic etc. For more in-
formation call Malissa Morgan at
863-634-5852. Toys for Tots Drop
Off locations are: Enterprise of
Okeechobee; Trends; Riverside
Bank; WOKC; Walmart; UPS
Store; Yearling Middle School;
Central Elementary School; Berg-
er Insurance; Pogeys Restaurant;
Okeechobee Sheriff's Depart-
ment; Okeechobee Police Depart-
ment; Okeechobee Correctional
Institute and Okeechobee Proba-
tion and Parole. For more infor-
mation call 863-634-5852.

Santa letters welcome
Children of all ages are invited
to mail their letters to Santa at all
Seacoast National Bank locations
in ndian River, St. Lucie, Martin,
Palm Beach, Glades, Highlands,
Hendry and Okeechobee counties
through Dec. 20. For those who
wish to join in the merriment, let-
ters can be dropped off at festively
flocked mailboxes located in the
lobby at each branch where kids
can personally mail their letters -
no postage required! Regardless
of the heavy workload in Santa's
workshop this time of year, each
letter will receive a message from
Santa sent via U.S. Post. To locate
a branch location nearest you,
visit www.seacoastnational.com.

Santa on fire truck
The City Firefighters will host
Santa on the fire truck visits on:
Dec. 18, in the N.W. & N.E. sec-
tions of the city; Dec. 19, in the SE
section of the city; and Dec. 20, in
the S.W section of the city.


Christmas turkeys
available
Fully cooked whole roasted
turkeys, 18-20 lbs. for $30 each
will be available at the Masonic
Lodge from 9 a.m. until noon on
Dec. 25. You must order and pay
for the turkeys by Dec. 20, pick-
up will be on Dec. 25. (Limited to
the first 75 pre-paid orders.) Place
orders at Porter's Cleaners, 1700
S. Parrott Ave., cash, check, VISA
and MasterCard accepted. Pick up
orders at Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave.

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.

Mission collecting for
Christmas toy drive
Big Lake Missions Outreach is
sponsoring their 14th Annual toy
drive for the Needy Children in
the 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.

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.

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.


Submitted photo/OMS

Students of the Week
Students at Osceola Middle School are achieving excel-
lence everyday. Students of the Week are: Fernando Lo-
pez, William Holliday, Ashlan White, Tammie Ward, CJ
Sheffield, Daniel Nelson, Salf All, Marjon Llbrando, (not
pictured) Dustin Redditt. Congratulations students!


BHR host community Christmas gift drive


parades
Buckhead Ridge will host
community parades on Dec. 21,
starting at 12:30 p.m. Hosted by
and starting at Moose BHR and
an evening lighted boat parade
4:30 p.m. Hosted by Buckhead
Ridge Yatch (that's how we spell
it) Club and VFW BHR starting at
the Buckhead Ridge Marina. All
Boats Welcome! Happy Holidays
From Buckhead Ridge!


My Aunt's House anticipates
an overwhelming number of re-
quests this year for assistance,
please help if you can. Suggested
items: puzzles, books, balls, board
games, watches, dolls, cars, and
socks. Items can be brought to
the Okeechobee County School
Board office. The Community
Collaborative Council collects
items for the gift drive which My
Aunt's House distributes to local
families. For more information


contact Sharon Vinson 863-462-
5000 ext 257.

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-


Obituaries


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Barbara White Sacra, 57
OKEECHOBEE Barbara White
Sacra, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008,
in her home. She was 57.
Born August 11, 1951 in Fairmont,
W.V, she had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1994 and was a
member of the Oakview Baptist
Church and the Beta Sigma Phi So-
rority, Iota Omicron Chapter.
She is preceded in death by her fa-
ther, James Sanders.
She is survived by her husband,
John E. Sacra, of Okeechobee; son,
Todd White (Shonda), of Kingsport,
Tenn.; daughter, Shelly Doyle (Jus-
tin), of Okeechobee; brothers, Aur-
thur Sanders (Betty), of Shinnston,
W.V, and Paul Sanders (Joni); sis-
ter, Helen Hunt (Donald); mother,
Delphia Sanders, all of Fairmont,
WV; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from
noon until service time of 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at the Oak-
view Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has
asked for memorial contributions to
the American Cancer Society in her
name.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
Keith Eugene Brewer, 69
OKEECHOBEE Keith Eugene
Brower, of Okeechobee, died Sun-
day, Dec. 14,
2008, in Rauler-
son Hospital. He
was 69.
Born in Lake
Orion, Mich., on
Jan. 3, 1939, he
lived in Lapeer,
Mich. He retired
as an Assembly Line Foreman with
General Motors in 1981, and moved
to Stuart, Fla., in 1985, where he
owned and operated KB Lawn Ser-
vice.
He has been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1999, where he
worked at Morgan's Small Engine
Repair. He enjoyed fishing, camping
and the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his
Parents, Harold and Fern Westphal
Brower.
He is survived by his wife of 52
years, Robert Mae Beyer Brower;
daughters, Deborah (Dennis) Bell
and Mary E. (Steve) Buzan all of
Okeechobee; and sons, Jeffrey K.
(Terri) Brower of Hillman, Mich.,
Kenneth R. (Tina) Brower of Stuart
and Matthew H. (Sue) Brower of
Palm Bay. There are 14 grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is one sister, Carol
(Dean) Jewell of Auburn, Idaho;
two brothers, Richard (Evelyn)
Brower of Goodrich, Mich., and Nor-
man (Gloria) Brower of Wayne,
N.J.; and father-in-law, Robert (Nan-
cy) Beyer of Port Hope, Mich. He is
also survived by several nieces and
nephews.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Okeechobee,
PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL
34973.
A memorial service will be held at
a later date.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory.
Online condolences can be made
at www. BuxtonFuneralHome.com.


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e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
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Michael Brian
Compton, 39
OKEECHOBEE Michael Brian
Compton, died Monday, Dec. 15,
2008. He was 39.
Born Aug. 14, 1969 in Nashville,
Tenn., he had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1983 and was of
Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mayra
Compton, of Okeechobee; son,
Fransisco Compton; daughter, Blan-
ca Compton; brothers, Jeffrey
Compton (Robin), and Carlos Ayala
(Briseida); mother, Wanda Comp-
ton (Adan Sanchez), all of Okeecho-
bee; and a host of aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
and services will be 12 p.m. Friday in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial to follow in Evergreen Ceme-
tery.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

Tennie Irene
Reynolds, 89
OKEECHOBEE Tennie Irene Re-
ynolds, of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, Dec. 15, 2008, in the
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
She was 89.
Born March 17, 1919, in Paragould,
Ark., she had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 25 years
and was a member of the Church of
Christ.
She is preceded in death by a
daughter, Sue Ann Mummie and the
father of her children, Alvie Fletcher.
She is survived by her husband of
30 years, Carl L. Reynolds of Okee-
chobee; sons, Richard Fletcher, Earl
Fletcher both of Tampa, Wayne
Fletcher (Linda) of Stuntbridge,
Mich.; sisters, Pat, Boots, and
Louann. In addition she is survived
by numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
There will be no public visitation
or services.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 7


Cheese makes muffins

a special family treat


When I recently told the
grandmother of my friends
the Muldoon family that I was
Heather from Kitchen Talk, she
said "I have a recipe for you".
Bonnie Durbin better known
as "Mamaw" has lived in Florida
for almost 20 years. She moved
here to be closer to her children.
When her children start giving
her grandchildren, she knew
she was here to stay. Moving
from Kentucky she brought a lot
of good southern food recipes
with her. Mamaw is a widow,
saying that she lost the love of
her life, Pat. Pat loved to hunt
and Mamaw would cook any-
thing he brought home.
She loves to cook so much
that I've been told that she has
even cooked for her kitten. Ma-
maw goes shopping every Friday
and seeks out anything south-
ern. From quilts, arts & crafts,
cook books to old fashioned
bonnets, she loves them all.
She volunteers at the mission
and helps whoever whenever
she can. She is a member of First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee
but loves to visit other churches,
no matter the denomination.
She truly believes in commu-
nity. Mamaw is quiet until she
gets to know you and then she
adopts you into her extended
family. She spends as much
time with her family and friends
as she can and shares goodies
from her kitchen with everyone.
She loves blue grass music and
attends concerts as often as she
can. She writes the most amaz-
ing sentimental poetry and likes
to read inspirational stories. She
is really, truly a southern lady. I
think I need to find her a para-


sol. Her family loves corn bread
and corn muffins and when
her grandson started asking for
these every time he went to visit
her she changed the name of
her recipe to his name.
Travis Patrick Muffins
Makes 12 muffins with ap-
proximately 125 calories each
Utensils needed: mixing
bowl, measuring cups, spoon
Ingredients:
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup shredded cheese
(she prefers cheddar)
Preheat oven to 390 degrees
-- yes 390 degrees, the high tem-
perature makes the cheese melt
and the batter brown. Mix in-
gredients and place in a greased
muffin pan. Bake 15 to 20 min-
utes or until golden brown.
You can double this recipe.
They are so good they will be
eaten in no time. They also
freeze well. Defrost and warm
or bring to room temperature.
They are yummy with a bowl of
soup or a with a meal, or as a
snack with butter and honey or
jelly. Enjoy!
If you would like to share
your opinions, stories and your
favorite recipe, contact me at
kitchen_talk@yahoo.com.


Singing duo from Nashville to perform


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Singing/songwriting husband/
wife duo, Lewis & Lewis from
Nashville, Tenn. will be present-
ing a special concert of gospel
music, at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W 6th Ave. at 7
p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
The couple is currently riding
the crest of a popularity wave
because of their mega hit music
video, "Come On Down to the
Farm." The song is a humorous
"spoof" that has been exploding
across the internet at the rate of a
million new viewers each month.
Their music has been record-
ed by both gospel and secular art-
ists. The Happy Goodman Family,
Kingsmen Quartet, Perrys, Doug
Oldham, and Grand Ole Opry star,
Connie Smith have performed the
couple's music. A few months ago
the Inspirations zoomed to top of
the gospel charts with "I'm a Win-
ner Either Way," a song written by
Laura. For more information call
863-763-4204.
"His Name Is Jesus," a wor-
ship celebration for Christmas
arranged by Mosie Lister, will be
presented by the combined adult
and children's choirs of Brighton
Baptist Church, 24050 S. R. 70
W, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the
10:40 a.m. worship service. The
public is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Pastor Calvin H. Fryar,
863-763-3063.
Okeechobee Community
Choir, under the direction of
Sandy Perry will present its 10th
annual Christmas Concert con-
sisting of Handel's Hallelujah cho-
rus," and other seasonal favorites,
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 &
20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20
at 3 p.m. at First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. The beautiful blend of 65 voic-
es comprising this season's choir
represents singers from 18 local
churches: Buckhead Ridge Chris-
tian, Canal Point Baptist, Church
of our Saviour Episcopal, Dunk-
lin Memorial, First Baptist, First


Places of
Worship

Baptist of Lake Josephine, First
United Methodist Okeechobee,
First United Methodist Stuart,
Freedom Ranch, His House Fel-
lowship Church of the Nazarene,
KOA Community, Norhtside Bap-
tist, Okeechobee Presbyterian,
Peace Lutheran, Sacred Heart
Catholic, Seventh Day Adven-
tist. St. Teresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic and Westside Christian.
Many selections will be accom-
panied on the glorious 1945
Reuter pipe organ. Soloists inl-
cude: Justin Allen, Makie Brooks,
Carolyn Burrell, Betty Clement,
Reid & Erin Ellinger, Mary Hurley,
Michael Hutchison, Kevin Kin-
naird, 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, ac-
companist, Nicolle Wood, Narra-
tor, Shelia Brown, sound. A love
offering will be taken. For more
information call 634-7714.
Peace Lutheran Church
Preschool, 750 N.W 23rd Lane,
will have their Christmas Program
on Wednesday Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
Before the program everyone is
invited to soup and sandwiches
in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church will
have only one service on Dec. 21
at 10:30 a.m. At that time the Chil-
dren's Sunday School will pres-
ent their program. On that date
Sunday School and Bible classes
will meet at their regular time of


9:45 a.m. The church will have a
Christmas Eve Candle Light Ser-
vice at 7:30 where the choir will
present special music. The church
is collecting Christmas presents of
clothing and toys for the residents
of Martha's House.
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrot Ave., will
have a Christmas Eve Candle
light and Carols Service at 7 p.m.
First United Methodist
Church, will have a Christmas
Eve Candle Light Service at 5
p.m. and a Contemporary Service
at 7 p.m. For information call the
church office at 863-763-4021 or
visit the church website at www.


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First Baptist Church, 401
S.W Fourth St., will a Candle Light
Carol Service at 5 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 20. On Christmas Eve the
church will hold a come and go
family Communion Service from
5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Children's Theatre Troupe
will sing for the residents at the
Okeechobee Rehabilitation
Center on Sunday, Dec. 21.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
okeenews@newszap.com or call
Pete Gawda at 863 763-3134, ex-
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Okeechobee County Health Department Report


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Director, Okeechobee County
Health Department
Safe steps in food handling,
cooking and storage are essential
to prevent food borne illness. You
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N.E. 11th Street property owned
by Muhammad Nooruddin. The
board will also discuss changing
the zoning from residential mul-
tifamily to heavy commercial for
the same property. The owner is
requesting these changes in order
to build a medical office building
on the property.
The other petition before the
board was submitted by attorney
Colin Cameron on behalf of the
Association of Retarded Citizens
(ARC). The N. W Second Avenue


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What: City of Okeechobee
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When: 6 p.m., Thursday,
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Where: City Council Cham-
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S.E. Third Avenue.

property occupied by the ARC is
zoned commercial public office
even though no commercial offic-
es have been located on the site.
The requested zoning change to
public facility would be consis-
tent with the current use of the
property.
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refrigerated or frozen food after
selecting your non-perishables.
Never choose meat or poultry
in packaging that is torn or leak-
ing. Do not buy food past "sell-
by," "use-by" or other expiration
dates.
Always refrigerate perishable
food within 2 hours (1 hour when
the temperature is above 90 de-
grees). And always monitor the
temperature of your refrigerator


and freezer to insure the tempera-
ture is 40 degrees or below and
the freezer is at 0 degrees or be-
low.
Wash your hands with warm
water and soap before and after
food handling. Don't cross-con-
taminate. Keep raw meat, poul-
try, fish, and their juices away
from other food. After cutting raw
meats, wash cutting boards, uten-
sils, and counter tops with hot,
soapy water.


Submitted photo/Debbie Ahrens
Food pantry donation
Peace Lutheran Church Thrivent Financial for Lutheran mem-
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Presbyterian Emergency Food Pantry from the donations
made at the Rummage Sale/Country Store held at Peace Lu-
theran Church Fellowship Hall.
From Right to Left are: Pastor Loy Mershimer, Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, Barbara Mclnnes, Director of the Food
Pantry, Vera Winkleman, Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Coordinator and Debbie Ahrens, Thrivent Financial for Lu-
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Cutting boards, utensils, and
countertops can be sanitized by
using a solution of 1 tablespoon
of unscented, liquid chlorine
bleach in 1 gallon of water.
When you thaw items use the
refrigerator, it allows slow safe
thawing. Do not allow juices from
thawing items to drip onto other
foods in the refrigerator. Cuts of
beef, veal, and lamb should be
cooked to 145 degrees. All pork
and ground meats should be
cooked to 160 degrees and poul-
try should have a temperature of
165 degrees. All temperatures are


minimums and should be inter-
nally measured with a probe ther-
mometer.
Hot food should be held at 140
degrees or warmer. Cold food
should be held at 40 degrees or
colder. Discard any food left out
at room temperature more than 2
hours (1 hour if the temperature is
above 90 degrees). Use uncooked
leftovers within 4 days.
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Previously, the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office hired the
firm of RQAW to evaluate the cur-
rent jail and present a conceptual
plan for future expansion. In light
of the current economic condi-
tions, commissioners will look at
ways to reduce the cost and phase
in the construction. The updated
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$2.67 million. Commissioners will
be asked to appropriate funds for
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58.5 cents per mile. With the cur-
rent county revenue shortfalls
and greatly reduced gas prices,
the board will be asked to reduce
travel expenses back to 44.5 cents
per mile.
In addition, the board will
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The projects are subject to a 25
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amend the budget to appro-
priate prior year encumbrances;
receive a briefing from Pat
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the school board and all county
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the Caloosahatchee. The health
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ing well as water levels slowly
recede, and the current lake level
does not pose a threat to the Her-
bert Hoover Dike. In addition, the
long-term weather forecast indi-
cates the possibility of a drier than
normal dry season this year.
"Given these conditions, we
have determined that releasing an
additional 200 cfs via the Caloo-
sahatchee-rather than releasing
it to the east helps provide ad-
ditional benefits," said Col. Paul
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commander. "We will always


work hard to strike a balance in
a system that must support mul-
tiple purposes."
The releases measured at the
S-79 will take into consideration
basin inflow into the Caloosa-
hatchee from Moore Haven (S-77)
to the W.P. Franklin (S-79).
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2008 the Corps approved a new
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South Florida. Under the 2008
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in the preferred range, between
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year.
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Add holiday cheer by getting a real tree this season


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Your local Extension office re-
cently began a column for local
gardeners, and we depend on
folks sending us questions. This
week we did not receive any -
maybe it's because people are
too busy working in their Florida
Yard, putting up the decorations,
shopping to keep the economy
going or otherwise getting ready
for the holidays.
So, today's column is a col
election of announcements and
observations designed to keep
you informed of what is going
on in the world of home horticul-
ture. Please send us some ques-
tions so we can continue to keep
Okeechobee in the Green.
Volunteer
gardeners graduate
Our year-round gift to the com-
munity is the gift of knowledge.
The Extension Office recruits and
trains several wonderful volun-
teers that work for you. Those that
work with kids are well known as
4 H leaders; those that provide
good gardening advice are known
as Master Gardeners.
Janet Holden and Martha Gape


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IFAS EXTENSION
recently completed a ten-week
training program with our Exten-
sion office and have now been
designated as Florida Master Gar-
deners. These ladies are enthu-
siastic gardeners and have spent
nearly 60 hours since the end of
September with UF horticulture
experts across Florida.
The training has helped them
improve their knowledge of Flor-
ida Friendly landscaping and they
are getting ready to share their
new knowledge with Okeecho-
bee. They will be working with
our other county Master Garden-
ers and FYN Program Assistant
Angela Sachson. Their graduation
will soon allow our office to ex
pand our Master Gardener clinic
from one day per week to two.
Master Naturalists
Continued training is one of
the requirements of keeping pro-
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Besides FYN Program Assistant
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Christmas Trees
What makes Christmas spe-
cial? For many it's the chance to
add a lot of different kind of very
attractive plants to the home and
garden. The holiday season would
not be the same without Christ
mas Trees. I was recently asked
by a reporter at the Gainesville
Sun to give some ideas, pro and
con, why people should choose a
live (cut) Christmas tree. Here are
a few ideas that I shared with her


readers:
Smell: real trees give off won-
derful aroma, even though there
is some evidence that some peo
pie are allergic to evergreen. Fake
trees are made of plastic, and give
off a chemical smell that also con
tains PVC, which is not something
you should smell.
Flammability: Real trees will
not burn as quickly as fake trees
as long as the water level is
checked in the tree stand every
day. Use approved tree lights.
Burning fake trees also give off
hazardous smoke.
Disposal: Real trees can be
chipped and turned into mulch
and used in your Florida Yard.
Fake trees fill up our landfills.


Supports Agriculture -where
there are no Christmas tree farm-
ers closer to us than Tampa or
Daytona, going to cut your own
tree can be fun. And purchasing
a cut tree helps support a grower
somewhere in the U.S. These
trees are grown to be cut they
are not grown in forests. The
producers use practices that en-
courage wildlife and reduce soil
erosion. Fake trees come from
fossil fuels (plastic) and are put
together in foreign countries, and
then take more fossil fuels to get
them here. You are shipping your
dollars abroad when you buy a
fake tree. Please support the local
charity groups that are selling real
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Pregnant? Considering adop-
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woman seeks to adopt, and
needs your help' Will be a
loving ful-time mom Finan-
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Call Lisa. (800) 900-2980,
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BLACK LAB & WHITE &
BROWN BEAGLE Found in
vic of Taylor Creek Isles
Call to ID. (863)634-2793
DIGITAL CAMERA found in
the vicinity of HWY 70 East
Call to identify
(863)801-9441
FOUND: MIX DOG Stub tail,
in Taylor Creek area. Call
863-801-4315


BLONDE LAB Approx 2 yr
old male Lost in vie of Cle-
wiston. Dearly missed.
Please call (863)805-2822
BULL Black Angus. White on
face. Approx. 1 yr old. Lost
in the vic of Quail Acres
Kids pet (863)763-0739


CATS Free to a good home
2 Beautiful cats. Neutered
and shots current. Leave a
message if no answer
(863)467-4994
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Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
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SHED 1977, metal, 810 sq.
ft., to be removed from lot,
can be reassembled or sold
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SALE
OKEECHOBEE Fn, & Sat. Dec
19th (9am-3pm) & Dec 20th
(8am-2pm), 3032 NE 7th
Lane (Behind Bill's Mini
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Dec 201h & 21st, 8am-2pm,
500 SE 8th Ave. Misc items,
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OKEECHOBEE Sat Dec 20th,
8 am- 1 pm, 2160 SW 28th
Ave. Tools, Christmas Items
& more
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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with the following
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Sound work ethic
Benefits of our company'
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Health Benefits
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If you have an interest in
joining our team, please call
Steve Alaimo,
General Sales Manager
at 863-763-3154.
Or apply in person at
Glben Cherolet, 3550 Hwy 441
South, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
DRIVER- Class A CDL Driver
needed for local deliveries.
Apply in person at Walpole
Feed & Supply, 2595 NW 8th
St 763-6905

Seniors of
Okeechobee County
Need Money?
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If you are 55 or older,
unemployed with limited
or no income, we may have
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Experience Works today
Contact Elizabeth O'Neill
at 863-385-3672 x 236.
Funded by State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs.



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Babysitting 405
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DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much Morel
No Job Too Big or Small
(863)467-2917
or(8631261-6425
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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



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





AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 130
Seer, $2700 (863)634-5759
CONDENSER UNIT 2 1/2 ton -
2005 Trane 2.5 ton con-
denser I can install for $200
$850 (863)673-0920


ANTIQUE JOHN DEER LAWN
TRACTOR. Excellent condi-
tion. $1200. (863)467-1930
LARGE ANTIQUE Coffee Table
$250. One small antique end
table $50. (863)763-5501


DRYER, MAYTAG Electric,
good condition, $50
(772) 971-9474
GAS DRYER EXCELLENT
CONDITION $75.
(863)763-3631
LARGE KENMORE refrigerator-
Black side by side, Indoor
ice/water dispenser $275
(863)697-6570
STOVE Ge white electric
stove very good condition.
$125 (239)935-9601
WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE OVEN -
WORKS GOOD $50.
(863)697-6135



SEAL A MEAL Rival, with
bags, like new, a great bar-
gain $35 (863)467-8140

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


Your next job could be in
today's classified Did
you look for it?


Your new car could be in
today's paper Have
you looked for it?


SHOWTIME ROTESSERIE -
NEW, all accessories, $200
new will sacrifice for $145
(863)467-8140


MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551
SCHWINN STINN GRAY Boys
Schwinn Stingray 24" bicycle
in great condition $60.
(863)763-6640


GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, ike new, $100. Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee


SZ 12 Dress Light blue sleev-
less tea length custom maid
chiffonsatin material $75.
(863)697-2705
WEDDING DRESS SZ 12-14 -
White with ice blue tnm hand
embroidered w/sequns
$600/neg (863)697-2705


FOOTBALL CARDS -
3000+cards variety of years
great gift $75
(863)634-2131
HIGHWAYMEN PAINTING-
James Gibson 16x20 no
frame $250. Firm 467-0139
or801-4699 Okeechobee
THREE MCDONALDS Train
Sets, Still in boxes asking
$150 Also 20 Piece Teapot
collection $250
(863)763-5501



DELL LAPTOP INSPIRON
1521 1 YR OLD, SPRING
GREEN $450/or best offer.
(863)634-0272
PRINTER Lexmark, prints
and does photos, works on
98 & XP computer, w/disk
$35 (863)763-1997


WOOD LATHE 38 inch rail,
cut diameter 12" some tools
$75 (863)234-1344
(863)612-9233


COMPUTER ARMOIRE Wrap
around doors with lots of
storage LaBelle $35
(863)517-1663
CORNER COMPUTER
desk/shelf eight wood/metal
color excellent condition.
$60. (863)532-9634
DARK BLUE courderoy azy
boy recliner 2 years oldEx-
cellent shape $125
(863)675-1999
DINING ROOM set 3 chairs
round table 2 china cabinets
$150/frm. (561)790-3681
DINING ROOM table, 4 arm-
chais & buffet Excellent
cond must sell $250/or
best offer. (863)677-1208
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$300 (863)801-9379 OKEE
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
storage space.draw-
ershelves.LaBelle $30.
(863)517-1663
GLASS MARBLE WROUGHT
RON 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
MATTRESSES (3) 2 full & 1
twin, complete w/boxsprinngs
& frames, like new, $250 for
all will sep (772)971-9474
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


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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






TRIPLE DRESSER White
French Provincal $75.
(863)675-2145
WHITE BROYHILL-BR Set,
King headboard,Dresser
w/mirror,Armiour $350 for
all (863)697-6570



& conditioned, paid $1000
call after 6 $600/firm.
(863)763-0141



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep (863)946-3123


7MM MAUSER Carbine Bolt
Action Military Sportenzed
Rifle, Ft. Pierce $200.
(772)461-8822
DOUBLE BARREL 12 ga,
$225 Call (502)931-8101
HOWA MODEL 1500 270
w/scope/sling, ammo, sen-
ous inquiries only, $700 neg.
(863)946-3731/227-6209
INTERARMS 270 Scope &
sling, exc cond $325 Call
863-467-4328



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion, no dvd $60
(863)675-1999
BOWFLEX SPORT Used 4
times, $350, Call
863-612-0340
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE EX-
CELLENT CONDITION. LO-
CATED IN OKEECHOBEE
MANUALS INCLUDED
$1000. (863)634-0099
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 condition,$10
(863)763-1997



SUNBEAM WATER COOLER -
bottom is refrigerator, 3
temps, holds 3 or 5 gal jug,
$100 (863)675-9331



OUTDOOR FURNITURE-
Portable sinks $295,Bench-
es, Amoires & Antique piec-
es (863)467-4650




FREE
HEARING TEST
Set for Senior
Citizens

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BLUE Automatic lift chair
$350. Great
shape (863)697-0143


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
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BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer (863)946-0184
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
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
MASSAGER Brookstone, 5
spds of intensity Adaptor
for auto use Like new $40
(863)763-7609 Okee
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OFFICE JOBS $18-$20/HR
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
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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
Scooter -Sunrunner TM4, 300
Ib wt limit, front chrome
bumper Like new, 3 yr old
$1,000 obo (863) 675-3851
SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun
Machine, Robin6 5 air
cooled 4 cyl, engine. ATV
style suspension w/col 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



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
MANDOLIN leather case,
acoustic/electric, made by
Washburn, new setup, $475.
Call 863-467-0940
VINTAGE BANJO Hard leath-
er Gibson case, $375 Sel-
ing out. Call 863-467-0940


BIRD CAGE 21x32x36h steel
blue w/roling stand. Total H
w/stand 62". great cond.
$100 (863)634-9861
BLACK & WHITE SHIH TZU
PUPPIE 9 wks. old w/shots &
heath certificate. $450 Must
see' Call Melody @
(863)634-2110
CHIHUAHUA MIX PUPS 14
weeks old, on dry food, 1
shots, health papers from
Okeechobee Vet $250/firm
(863)467-6475/447-1808


CHIHUAHUA PUPS AKC, 3-5
Ibs, first shots, dewormed,
health cert., $500
(863)381-9234
MIXED BLACK Lab female
puppy Free to good home
$0. (863)263-1601
PITBULL Blue, Male, 3 yr.
old. Great guard dog. Not
good w/kids $200 neg Good
home only 863-634-7892
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



SEW MACHINE Brothers,
asking $80 (863)983-6450


MOUNTED FLA WHITE TAIL
DEER HEAD w/ wooden
back, $85 (863)946-3123
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



BOSE CINEMATE Home thea-
ter sound system New in
the box. Great Chnstmas 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 OBO
(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
SANYO W/REMOTE 24" Ex-
cellent condition Has
video/game inputs $100
(863)532-9634
SONY 27", with stand, sacri-
fice for $100
(863)467-7139
SONY WEGA 32" High Def TV
It's 2yrs. old. Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-1884
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
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BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
5250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425.
(863)697-8362
PLASMA CUTTER Snap-On,
Y555 hi-low, new lead, extra
tips, will cut up to 1/2 inch,
$1100 (863)697-9707


DVD RECORDER New Pana-
sonic Records, Erases &
Plays DVD's Ft. Pierce
$125 (772)461-8822
KICKER AUDIO 650sx
amp&remote, 12" L7, grill,
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



NEW SILVER western show
saddle In time for Xmas.
Loaded with silver never
been on a horse. perfect for
local shows. 16" seat medi-
um tan leather. Will make a
great 1st. show saddle. Call
after 5:30 pm or leave mes-
sage before & I will return
your call $1000/neg.
(863)634-1111
SADDLE 15" Brown Circle Y
trail/pleasure Almost new
w/pad & complete tack
$850. (863)634-9861
WESTERN SADDLE 16" Like
new, have pics Contact
Sueann $400/neg
(863)763-2169



(2) ZTR Commerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts call 4 info
$2500/neg (863)697-2032
CHIPPER SHREDDER good
condition, extra drum and
blades $350/or best offer
(863)234-1344
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee
GOOSENECK 8 x 24 20f1 flat-
bed 4ft dovetail,ramps,good
tires,elec brakes,Okee
$2800/neg (863)697-2032
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 Brggs Intek, Runs
great, new blade. $85.
(863)532-0188
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 6.5 HP OHV
Bnggs&Stratton. Runs great
$45 (863)532-0188



VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48.
(863)675-3741


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/
Tonhouses 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



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Month Rent for 1st Month
w/$500 Sec. 2/1.5 carpet,
tile, fridge- 1blk N. of Wal-
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lawn malnt.(954)290-0861
KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs, etc $750
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428
OAK LAKE VILLAS #17- 2/2,
Irg bdrms, W&D incld,
$800/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec. (863)467-5965
OKEE BEST DEAL
2 BR, 2 BA, Liv. & Din. Rm.,
Util. Rm. w/hook ups &
storage cabinets. Patio.
Privacy fence. FREE trash &
Lawn maintenance. No pets.
$690 mo. + $500 dep.
Call (417)848-3424

-I
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
AFFORDABLE NEW S
RENOVATED HOUSES. 3/2/2
& 3/1/1, Bring Pets, Lg
yards, 1st month free
(561)723-2226
BEAUTIFUL HOME on wooded
lot, Country Club Hills, 2 BR,
hot tub, $1400/month Call
863-885-1347
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Screen Porch,
Hot Tub W&D, $850 mo
Call for info 863-634-5236
DOWN TOWN 3500 sq. ft.,
4BR, 2BA, Huge Family Rm.
Water-Sewer & Garbage
Pickup included $1000 mo
Call (863)634-7353
HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA,
fenced in yard, c/a & heat,
$900 mo, 1st & last, ref's
req'd (863)697-3234
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
LAKE ACCESS 3/2, 1800 sq
ft, Formal LR, DR, $850/mo,
(863)634-5236
OKEE: 3/1 on V ac Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st
mo & dep Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE 3/1/den, close
to downtown. $1000/mo.
Call Charles (863) 634-0584
OKEECHOBEE New, 3br,
2ba, 2 acres in Edwards Sub
Div, $1200/mo Call Charles
(863)634-0584
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage C/Air Lazy 7 area
1st, last & sec
863-467-2541




DOWN TOWN 1,000 up to
3,000 sq, ft. All ready built
out with offices/rooms.
(863)634-7353 for details
EXCELLENT LOCATION 441
S. Commercial Office/Retail
Space, 1154 sq. ft. Call
863-634-7728 for details.




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 Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Brand New Construction -
4BR/2BA, Near lake access
on Hwy. 441, 2 car garage &
storage, big lots w/space for
garden, all credit considered,
$149,900
Call (520) 360-1893
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



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 Caroa Rathke Keller
Williams Realty
561-346-5952




ENTERPRISE, ALAMBA 2
story house, 2100 sq. ft.,
upstairs, Ig. lot. Must sell,
$169,000 863-763-0583
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 LAND LIQUIDATION'
Mountain and Coastal Es-
tates up to $80,000 OFF'
Prices from $29,900 Ashe-
ville and Boone area proper-
ties (800)455-1981,
ext103 wwwland-
steals.com.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
S+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
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available' Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U S
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
66550-5263, Ask About
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Mobile Homes




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





Lot for Rent- 75 X110 mobile
home lot, 4415 SE 23rd Ct,
Okeechobee $181.90 month
(863)763-4892 or
(863)763-5419 Anytime




INDIANTOWN Cottage, 1BR,
1BA, $750 mo Includes
electric & water 1, 2 & 3 BR
All include city water, some
electric $425-$550 mo
1st, last, sec & ref's Call
(561)346-4692/346-4692
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on TCk $650/mo 1st &
sec Avail Now No pets Call
(561)767-6111
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2/2
on water, furnished, wa-
ter/electric/cable inc No
pets. Adults only. $900/mo.
Call 954-260-1933
TREASURE ISLAND 3br, 2ba
dbl wide, waterfront, lake ac-
cess, lyr old, $900/mo
(954)610-5345
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $600/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331




1999 zone II, 2,400 sq ft mo-
bile Excellent for Glades and
Okeechobee counties Mint
condition 4br/2ba financing
avail. $52,900 inc setup and
a/c Call (863) 673-4325
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Dealer Repo's- 3 & 4 BR
homes available near or be-
low factory involce prices.
These homes are new & fi-
nancing is available with low
down payment
(863) 675-4325
Large Homes of Merit double-
wide with fireplace & luxury
bath. Sold below factory in-
voice with no down payment
on your lot Call
(863) 673-4325
MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living. In-
cludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot.
30 minutes from Ft Myers
M-FI 863-675-7555


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycle 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035




AIR BOAT-STOSSELL HULL,
Decked over, with trailer, as
is, no motor or prop $3000
OBO (863)763-7174
BULLET 22' BASSBOAT 1997
200hp rude fast hull
80+mph needs work
$3000. (561)261-0658
CANOE Gruman, 17', with
paddels & optional third seat,
$350. (863)675-0349


' ikilil'i i'iWit '
Key West /I Furnished Cottage Dade countyy Pine Hardwood
Floors adorable wrap around porch on TCI
(ute 2/1 fully furnished, screen porch overlooks huge Cypress
trees Private & quiet right on Taylor (reek
Gorgeous settng on Taylor Creekl 2bd/2ba, fully furnished, washer
dryer. Huge fenced in backyard-oncrete boat ramp.
Beautiful sunsets with this 2/1 on wide rim canal, ile floon -
washer/dryer, huge storage shed, big fenced yard. Tropical setting.


I.:itlaIai~~cr:


LANDAU 16 Ft, Aluminum,
Flat bottom 30 hp Yamaha
Center Console Electric
start. $2500 (267)574-9661
LOWE PONTOON 1994 -
Large pontoons, 70hp John-
son, runs perfect $3000/or
best offer (863)634-8007
Pontoon Boat- 20', td, motor,
power inverter, lights, live
well, $3500 neg or Trade
(863) 610-0521



COLE CHEY 1997 POP-
UP12FT,REF,HEAT,AC,FRT
CGO BIN,SLEEPS 7 $2500.
(863)467-0164
COLEMAN POP-UP 1997 -
SLEEPS 7,AC,HEAT,REFRIG
$2500/or best offer
(863)467-0164
COMBO 2000 35' Spinnaker &
Ford Diesel Lariat extra cab,
all in immaculate cond
$34,500. Call 863-467-0871
for details.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer
Has gas/electric, in good
working condition. call for
details. $1700
(863)447-6304
JAYCO JAYFEATHER 2007 -
33 Ft., Solar tinted windows.
Super slide w/awning. 15btu
air Elec jack TV VCR DVD
Surround Many other ex-
tra's. Just add food & cloth-
ing. Like new! Garage kept.
$18,900 Call 863-946-9138
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
561-662-6576

PLEASUREWAY Lexor-TD, '02
19' Van Camper, 38k mi,
exc cond, 3-Way refrig,
a/c, tv/vcr, generator, twin
beds, great for 2 people,
$25,000 (863)467-1618
SANDPIPER 2002, 30 ft 5th
Wheel, 2 slide outs,great
shape ready to go $5000
(863)447-5456
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031




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



GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
2001 Haines pipes, saddle
bags. 11000 Miles
$5000/neg. (863)697-6054
SUZUKI 650 1986 Good
Condition $1400/or best of-
fer (863)675-0246




ARCTIC CAT 50CC AT 2005 -
Good Condition $900.
(863)763-3606







HONDA 126M, 1985 3 wheel-
er, mint cond. $600/neg. or
trade for canoe of same
cond Cal 239-961-3157
HONDA 300 FOURWHEELER,
'97 kick start, runs good,
good tires, posi traction rear,
$700. (863)763-2526 eves.
HONDA ODYSSEY 250cc,
good shape, $500
(863)675-0349
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 400
2000 Complete without
motor $250/or best offer
(863)634-8007
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450
2007 Runs good $4500/or
best offer. (239)464-4249
(863)675-3714
SANDRAIL 2005 1600 cc
VW,Red w Crome Engine,
lights, Labelle $3500/or best
offer (305)773-4023 Labelle
SCOOTERS 2008 NEW
150CC, 80mpg Goes
60mph. Great Christmas gift!
$1100 (954)260-1933
YAHAMA DIRTBIKE-2006
TTR-125, used very little,
great cond. Big Wheel,$1800
OBO $350 in extras.
(863)763-5229



FLEETWOOD DW 2005 2/2
with flonda room. Rent per
month is $750.
(863)763-1884
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 72- 27ft,
$1000 239-657-2711 (Im-
mokalee)


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




ACURA VIGOR- 1994,Auto,
167k miles,power every-
thing, runs great! $2500
OBO (863)634-4557
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1150
or best offer. (863)677-1742
CHEVROLET GEO METRO
1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600.
(863)467-2683
CHEVY CAVALIER '03 LS
Sport 25K. 1 Owner Sunrf.
All pwr. New tires. Exc.
cond $6100 863-357-1988
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1991 Tinted win-
dows, auto A/c, alloy whls
new tiresnsruns great
$1200/or best offer.
(863)675-5090
Police Impounds! 94 Honda
Civic $600! 92 Acura ntegra
$700! 96 Toyota Camry
$850! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275
PONTIAC GRAND AM '92 -
very low miles, good condi-
tion, $2000 (863)261 -4781
TOYOTA CELICA 1995 5
spd., All electric. A/C. $900
(863)610-2256
WARN WENCH + BUMPER
$800 OBO (863)634-4508




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



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



BRUSH GUARD FOR FORD
F250 YEAR 2005 -
$150/neg (863)763-6276
(863)801-5115
FORD 302 Block Bored 40
over 302 block and other
parts for it' $500
(863)673-0920
STEEL LADDER OR PIPE
RACK for long wheel base
Ford truck $150.
(863)697-2724
WESTIN BLACK SIDE RAILS
FOR 4 DOOR FORD F250 -
$150/neg. 863)763-6276
(863)801-5115



CHEVROLET 1994 2500 V8
auto extcab bed towpack
topper exc cond $3500.
(863)697-2032
CHEVROLET 2500 1989 -
Great work truck. 2nd owner
119K or mi 4X4, cold aWc
$3000. (863)673-6819
F150-1998 New Motor, New
Tires, Runs Great $5000
OBO (863)763-7174
FORD F-250 1983 Diesel,
a/c, 4spd, runs great, in
Okeechobee $1200/or best
offer (863)697-3865
GMC JIMMY- 1990 Full size
4x4, lift kit, big tires, runs
great $3000 OBO
(863)763-7598
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up
A-1 condition $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 &
God, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750. (863)634-0512
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior Runs great.
$3500 (863)763-8027



ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $4500 (863)517-2944


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UTILITY TRAILER 7x16',
$600 or best offer.
(863)612-6575
UTILITY TRAILER-16 FT -2
Axel, New Tires $900 OBO
863-634-2979



FORD E150 1984 V8 auto-
matic window van used as
work truck good condition
$1000 (239)935-9600


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No 200-CP-228
Judge McManus
IN RE ESTATE OF
BERNARD ROBINSON
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Tre administration of the estate of Ber
nard R Robinson, deceased, whose
date of death was September 3, 2008,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Proba
Division, the address of which is Clerk
of the Circuit Court. Probate Division,
312 Northwest Third Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attr-
ney are set forth below
All credors of te decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of Ais notice is required to be
served must file other claims wit this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONHTS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de
mands against decedents estate must
file teir claims with ths court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORT ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
IWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
ie date of first publication of this notice
is December 17, 2008
Personal Representative
Marhone E Bekanch
293 Brooks Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Attorney for Personal RepresentaTive
SeanW Kelley Esquire
ForidaBarNo 111899
Kelley Corneal, PL
904 Anasasma Blvd
St Augustine, Flonda 32080
Telephone (904 819-9706
Fax (904)1819-9707
304230 ON 12/1724/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO 200A-CA-268
SP CAPITAL CORPORATION,
a Flonda Corporaton,
Plaintiff,
KERRITH WHYTE, and
MARSHAWHYTE,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
10/31/2008, entered in Civil Case No
2008-CA-268 of e Circuit Court of the
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, I will sell to the high
est and best bidder for cash, in the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center 312
Northwest 3rd teet, Okeechobee, Fon-
da 34972, in accordance with section
45 031, Florida Statutes, at 1100
o clock am on Wednesday the 7th day
of January 2009, the following de-
scribed properties as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment
The West / of the East of the
North 'A of the south 'A of Trac 14,
SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 34 WOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, according to the
Plat Iheref on file in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for
Okeechobe County Florida, record
in Plat Book 4, Page 3A Said lands
siuate, lying and being in Okeechobee
County, Florida
A/K/A LOT '
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surolus from the sale if any other than
mhe Drooerty owner as of he dale of the
Is oendens must file a claim wllhin
sixty (601 days after the sale
DATED this 13th day of November,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney or Plainmff
Willam 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 with re Amencans With
Disablibes Ad, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to ar ticiate in this
proceeding should contact COURT AD
MINISTRAION no later than seven days
por to the proceeding at 250 NW Coun-
try Club Drve, Port St Luce, Florida
34986, 17738074370 wiThin two
working days of your receipt of this NO-
TICE, IF YU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 18009558771, IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1 800 955 8770
301060 ON 12/101/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-DR-718
Division DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Krstina Silva
Petitioner





TO ClaytonAlden Silva
328 Hemlock Avenue
Sebnng, FL33870
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acbon has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, f an to t on Knstna
Silva, whose address is 7175 NE 1st
St, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or be-
fore January 15, 2009, and file the
original w the cerk of his Court at
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
Court Operabons 1st Floor, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florda 34972
before service on Petitioer or immed-
ately thereafter If you fail to do so, a
dealt may be entered against you for
the relief demanded m the petlnon
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circui Court's oice
You may review these documents
upon request
You must keep the Clerk of e Circuit
Court's office noted of your current
address (You may file Noce of Cur-
rent Address, Florda Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12915)
Future papers in this awsuit wll be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's ofn ce
WARNING Rule 12285, Flonda Family
Law Rules of Pocedure, requires cer-
tan automate disclosure of docu
ments aid information Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ng dismissal or sMnking of pleadings
DATED December12,2008

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/HEAlTER THOMAS
Deputy Clerk
304532 ON 12/17,24,31/08,1117/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through Rural Development, formerly
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA,
United States Department of Agncul-
ture USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs CASE NO 2007-GA-378
ALICE ROBBINS FOXWORTH aX/a
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 in the Circuit Court
of Okeechobee County, Flonda, I will sell
the property located in Okeechobee
Courn, Florda being speclcally de-
scribed as follows
Lot 22, Block 6, DIlE RANCH ACR-
RES, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida
at public sale to e highest and best bid-
der, for cash on me second floor of the
Okeechobee Judcial Center 312 NW
3rd St, Okeechobee, Flonda, at 11 00
am on e 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
PENDENS 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
entitled at no cost to you, to the proi-
sion of certain assistance Please con-
tact Court Administrator Peggy Ward,
2000 16th Avenue Vero Beach FL
32960 1561) 770-5185 Ex 183 or
call TDD 18009558771, within 2
working days of you recent of this
document, it you are hearing 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 191h
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No 2008-CA-351
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY,
INC Plaintiff
VS
CORRINE WILLIAMS A/WA
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 CA351 n the
Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee
County, Flonda, wherein, CORRINE
WILLIAMS A//A CORRINE L BOS
WELL, et al, 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, Flon-
da 34972 at 110 am, on the 7th
day of January 2009, te following
descnbed property as set fort in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo
sure, to wit
Lot 8 and the east one ha (1/2) of Lot
9, Bock 25, Okeechobee, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat book
2, Page 17, public Records of St Lu
cie County, Florida A copy of said Plat
also recorded i Plat Book 1, Page 10,
Public Records of Okeechobee
If you a person claiming a right to funds
remaining after the sale, you must file
a claim wih he clerk no later than 60
days after the sale If you fal to file a
claim you will not be entitled to any re
manning funds After 60 days, only the
owner of record as of the date of the
Is pendens may claim iee surplus
ated this 14th day of November 2008
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
As Clerk, Circuit Clerk
By /S/ Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
300960 ON 12110,17/08


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2009 meeting schedule announced for the
St. Johns River Water Management
District'sGoverning Board
Meetings of the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water
Management District are open to the public for input in the gover-
nance process. As required by Florida law (189.417 Florida
Statutes), this notice is given so that the public has an opportunity
to attend meetings that may be of interest. Governing Board meet-
ings are held at District Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street (Hwy. 100
west), Palatka, Fla. Date, time and location are subject to change
at the discretion of the Governing Board. For additional information
about the District, its Board and meeting dates, visit
www.sjrwmd.com. Meetings for 2009 are currently held at 1:00
p.m and scheduled as follows'
YEAR 2009

MONTH DATE MONTH DATE
JANUARY 13 FEBRUARY 10
MARCH 10 APRIL 14
MAY 12 JUNE 09
JULY 14 AUGUST 11
SEPTEMBER 08 SEPTEMBER 22
(final budget hearing) 5:05pm
OCTOBER 13 NOVEMBER 10
DECEMBER 08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2D00CA305
DIVISION Civil Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC
A Florda Corporaton
Plainti
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 Me Circut
Court in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida where in SOUTHERN HOME
SITES, INC, a Flonda Coiporaton is
the Plantif and SAMUEL MARCELUS
is the Defendant, I will sell to the high
est and best bidder for cah in ee Jury
Assembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW Third
Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11
o'clock A M on Mee 14th day of Jan,
2009, the following descnbed property
as set forth n sad Order or Final Judg-
ment, 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, Florida
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI
TLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE
PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL
JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE 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 AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENT
TLED PLEASE CHECK WITH 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
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY iS/LindaF Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody Jones Inno& Morehead, PA
1333S University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
300958 N 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,
Plantiff
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 dfat an action to
forecose a mortgage on the fallowing
Flnorda
in OKEEtCHOBEE County
LOT 16, BLOCK 14, UNIT NUMBER 2
BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCO-
RIDNG TO PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT 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 writ-
ten defenses within 3 days after the
first publicaon, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, PL, Plaintits ator-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634 and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or etiion
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 Sth day of Dec 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By Arlene Neais
As Deputy Clerk
303481 ON 12/10,17/08
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-44
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
vs
PAUL O. WILSON A/KA PAUL WILSON,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RECHEDULE
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 Judicial Cir
cut in and tor OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda wherein U S BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, is Plain-
tiff and PAUL D WILSON A/Kr PAUL
WILSON, RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA, are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cah 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 set forth in said Fi
na 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 16, SEC-
TION 33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-3. INCLU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
PUBLIC RECORDS
A/PA 19320 NORTHWEST 252ND
STREET (/k/a 19216 NW 252nd
Street) OKECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of ie 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 20,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
302526 ON 12/10,17/0

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
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 DEFENDANTSS, UNKNOWN
TENANT #1. UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO HOWARD F MARTIN, LISA A MAR
TIN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA A
MARTIN, Whose residence is
230 NE 131stLANE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
YOU ARE HEREBY required to fle your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the laintiff's attorney, Law Offic-
es of Danie C Consuegra, 920 King
Palm Dnve, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 9150559, within 30 days of 1st
publication, the nature of this proceed-
ing being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de
scribed property, to wit
THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 8 AND THE
WEST 1/2 OF LOT 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:
1980 in 20520206AN 17925210
19BO Vin 20620206BN #17925209
AK/A
2305 NE 131ST LANE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
If you ail to file your answer or wntten
defenses in the above roceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney a deaut wll be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County tis 3rd
day of December 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Cler
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Amenrican with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact 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 within two working
da of our rece t of this notice IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-80O-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
303210 ON 12/10,17/08

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 on JANUARY 2, 2009,
at 9 00 A M Pursuant to Flonda Stat-
ute 713 78 for unpaid towing and store
age charges Year, make, model and
VIN are as follows
1992 FORD TAURUS
VIN#1FALP52USNG283621
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
night of final bid ALL SALES ARE FI
N LI NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE'
Said automobiles will be sold im As Is"
condition wit no guarantee s
304103 ON 12/17/08

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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 2006-NC4,
Plantiff
vs
DENNIS HOLERGER, et al,
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-CA387 of the
Circut Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda wherein EUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I
INC TRUST 2006-N, is the Plainff and
DENNIS HOLERGER, CAROLYN HOLER
GER, WESTERN CAPITAL MORTGAGE
CORPORATION TENANT #1 are the De-
endants, I will sell to te 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
properly 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.
A/A 27151 24TH BOULEVARD SE,
OKEECHOBEE,FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, any, other than
Te property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sildy
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on November 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circut Court
By/S/LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
300944 ON 12110 17/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AN FOR OKEECHOE E COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA445
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2006-FF15, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-FF15.
Plaintit
vs
UIISE.ALVAREZ, el al,
Oefendant(s)
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 Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County Flonda wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006 FF15. MORTGAGE PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
200-FF15, is the Plairtif and LUIS E
ALVAREZ, YADILIS C PEREZ, MORT
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMI-
NEE FOR NATIONAL CITY HOME LOAN
SERVICES, INC, CONNERS GABLES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC, are
the Defendants, I will sell to the 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
7TH DAY OF January, 2009, the follow
ing described 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
AKA 1124 SE 39THTERRACE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, it any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60)das after the sale
WTNESS 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 12/10,17/08
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parrot Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florda 34974 on
Friday the 2nd day of January 2009
from 1000-110 AM Pursuant to
Fonda statute 71378 for unpaid tow-
ng and storage Year, Make, Model &
Ain's as follows
1999 Green Mercury Sable
1MEFM53S7XAB67692
1998 Green Ford Windstar
2FMDA51 U6WBA46092
1988 Stratos Boat
BNZ5A262J788
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the right of fina bid All sales are final
No refunds wll be made Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees
304562 ON 12/17/08

NOTICE OF
FOREFErrE COMPLAINT
On November 6, 2008 in Okeechobee
Flonida the Okeechobee County Sher
iff' Office seized and holds Fourteen
thousand nne hundred fifty dollars
and no cents ($14,950 00) in United
States Currency A Comlaint has
been filed in the Circuit Court in Okee-
chobee County, Flonda
Shenf Paul May
Okeechobee County Shenff's Oice
(863) 163-3117
303725 ON 12/10,17/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOEE 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 2006-HE4,
Plaintif
vs
STEPHEN HESTER, et al,
Deendants)
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 07-CA-268 of the
Circul Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
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 Planiff and STEPHEN
HESTER, MELISSA HESTER, MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR LITTON LOAN SERVICING LP;
are he Defendants, I wil sell to the high-
est and best bidder fo cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11O00AM, ON
THE 7TH DAY OF January, 2009, the fol-
lowin described property as set forth in
said Fnal Judgment
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN
EA T ALONG THE SECTION LINE A
DISTANCE OF 1,256.02 FEET FOR A
PONT OF BEGINNING, THEN RUN
NORTH 0 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 54
SE ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
45 64 FEET; THEN RUN NORTH 34
DE REES 52 MINUTES 09 SECONDS
EAVT A DISTANCE OF 76.93 FEET;
TH N RUN SOUTH 83 DEGREES 54
MI UTES 15 SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TA CE OF 55.18 FEEr; THEN RUN
N( TH 06 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 00
S ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
21 .39 FEET THEN RUN SOUTH 83
DE REES 54 MINUTES 18 SECONDS
EA T A DISTANCE OF 200.04 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE WEST NOUN-
DARD OF A COUNTY ROAD (HUFF-
MAN ROAD THEN RUN SOUTH 0
DEGREES 0 MINUTES 45 SECOND
WEST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF SAID COUNTY ROAD A DISTMNC
OF 33.58 FEE, THEN RUN NORTH
89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 12 SE -
ONDS EAST ALONG THE SOOT
BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY RO
A DISTANCE OF 50.06 FEET TH .
RUN SOUTH 44 DEGREES 42 M
UTES 33 SECONDS WEST A DI -
TANCE OF 51.71 FEET THEN RI '
SOUTH 0 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 1
SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
642.92 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUN-
DARY OF SECTION 9, THEN RUN
WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOURAR.
BY OF SECTION 9 A DISTANCE OF
331.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS
TRACT 101, OUAIL ACRES, AN UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION.
A/K/A 104 NW 1131 Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus r m the sale, f any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Us Pendens must file a clam wihn sixty
60)days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
his Court on November 14, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Crcul 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
Nofice is hereby given hat ihe undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cut Court of Okeechobee County, Flonda, 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, Flonda 34972, in
the Cty of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at pubic outcry to the highest and
best bdder for cash, Me Plaihf and Defendant's terest in the following del
scwbed real property situaed in Okneechobee County, orida, 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 #1-05-37-35-0050-0059O-0870
pursuant to the final decree of partlfon in a case pending in sad Court, the style of
which is
GUNTER GOERTZ,
Plaintff,
vs
JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN,
DefendanL
and the docket mber of which is 2007-CA-477
NOTE: Pursua nt the Final Judgment, this sale Is subject to any exiting liens
or 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, this 25th day of November
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of te Circul Cout of
Okeechobee County, Rlnda
BY Sandra Greech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Ofice of Cassels & McCall
John D Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Otice Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
302322 ON 12/10,17/00


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-20-CA-0246
BANK OF AMERICA, NA.,
Plaintif
vs
SUZANNE HORWnZ
A/K/A SUZANNE M. HORWITZ, t al,
Deendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated november 12, 008 and en-
tered in Case No, 47-2008-CA-0246 of
lhe Circui Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Ronda wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, N A, is he Plaintf and SU-
ZANNE HORWITZ NIJA SUZANNE M
HORWITZ, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SUZANNE HORWITZ NK/A SUZANNE M,
HORWITZ NK/A MICHAEL HOROWITZ;
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC, aree Defen.
dans, I will sell to the hest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2NDO FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11. 0AM, ON THE 7TH DAY OF
January, 2009, the following descnbed
property as set forh in said final Judg-
ment
PARCEL 25, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AK/A 13257 SE 22ND LANE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus ore he sale, f ay, other tan
the property owner as of the date of the
Lm Pendens must file a claim wiIn ixty
(6) dBa aft er ie sale
ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on November 14, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circu Court
By/ S/LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clrk
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.47-2M8-CA-153
DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plainat.
vs
GUADALUPE BALDERAS, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
ure dated November 12, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No 47-2008-CA-153 of
Me Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Honda wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plainff and GUA-
DALUPE BALDERAS, YOLANDA GARCIA;
are te Defendants, I will sol to the hih-
et and best bdder for cash at JURY S-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 N W, 3RD STREET, OKEECHO
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 1100AM, ON
THE 7TH DAY OF January, 2009, the fol-
lning desonbed property as set form in
said Final 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.
K/A 1604 NW 7TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, Ft 349720000
Any person claemeng an interest in Me
surplus ronm ie sae, if any, other than
he property owner as of the date of Me
Lis Pendes must e a claim within sity
(60) days after e sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the sea of
Ias Court on November 14, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of he Circd Court
By./S/LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clek
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2008 CA 000481

The Bank of New York Trust Company,
N.A. as Successor to JPMorgan Chase
Bank N.A., as TN tee,
Planliff,
-vs-
Donna H Lee and Wayne R Woodham II,
Melanie L. Leighton, State of Honda, De-
partment of Revenue, Unknown Parties in
Possession #1; Unknown Paries in
Possession #2, f lIing, and all Un-
known Partes claiming by, through, un-
der and against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may dlam an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Desees, Grantees, or Other Cla-
malts
Defendants)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursunt to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 2,2000, entered in Civil
Case No 2008 CA 000481 of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Flonda wherein
The Bank of New York Trust Company,
N A as Successor to JPMorgan Chase
Bank N A, as Trustee, Plainff and Don-
na H Lee and Wayne P Woodham, II are
are defendantss, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash. IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 NW THIRD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at 1100 AM
on January 14, 2009. The following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said final
Judgment, to-wit

LOT 4, BLOCK 64, BASSWOOD, INC.
UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 50, OF THE PULBIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA,

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
ION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAY
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST
LUCIE, FL 34986, IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL. 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL'
1-800-955-8770
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Fonda this
12th day of December 2008

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda


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PROJECT NO OCSB20735 INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
CLASSROOM ADDITION
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Oprations Ofice of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 938 NE 34th Steet, Okeechobee, Ronda 34972
upto 10:00 a.m. January 29, 2009 for all mateals and labornecessaryorbelow,
CAUTION BID PACKAGES SENTBYOVERNIGHT CARRIER
QUITE OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME'
Classrom Addition
Semiole Elementary School
2690 NW 42nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Raida 34972
Plans and specifications are on ile in the oflce of
Dae Barrentt Director of Operaions
938 NW 34th Steet
Okeechotee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Architects, Inc
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or he office Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $100 00 for one set of plans
and specificaons, said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon retum of said
plans and specificahons in good corndion, and upon receipt of a bona fide bid.
Each bid shall e a accompanied by the following:
SList of Sub-Bidders wih whom he contractor will sub-contract work n co nec-
ion wih this project.
Bd Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechabee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the suc-
cessfl bidder wil execute and furnish to he School Board of Okeechobee Colnty
in a good and suficent performance bn as required by Flodda Statut Section
1013 47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the contact guar-
anteeng the performance of sad contact,
Failure to provide an of the documents out-
ined above will be grounds for remection
of the bid,
All bids shall e placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the outside
of the envelope and words indicaing hat he envelope contains a bid for sad pro-
lect
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE Thursday, Jaary 8, 2009 10 00 a m, pre-
vailing bme at he office of Dale Baerett, Director of Operatlions, 938 NW 34lh Seet.,
Okneechobee, FL 34972 The following documents shall accompany the Owner/Con-
tractr Agreement
SPayment Bond as reqrqed by Secto 101345 and 255 05, Fonda SMaes
guaranteeing tie payment of al debts pertairing teretao Each bond shall be is-
sued by a surety company licensed ad authonzed to do business in te State of
Ronda having a general bond holder's rang of A+ excellent and a flnacial
rating of BBB+ or better n Flonda satisfactory to Ihe Owner, whin ten (10 days
after bang awarded the eonyact, he premiums of sad bonds to be pad by he
ConKractor Said bonds to be recorded in accordance wih School Board nsauc
lions
Public Enty Cnmes sworn statement under Sectan 287133(3)(a), Flonda Stat-
utes,
Drug Free Workplace Certilfcaon
"Trench Safety Afidavit, li applicable
Signature Acknowledgeente f the Jessica Lunsford Act, Secton o1012465,
Ronda Statutes
The Contractor wil be requid to have the project substantially completed within 12
moihs of Notice to Proceed ad have the punch I items and site deanup, totally
completed winm 30 days thereater Falure to do so will rest n qudated damag-
es in he amount of $500 00 per day for each day the date of actual substaial
completion exceeds the scheduled date of subsanial completion, and a further sum
of $100 00 per alendr day n liquidated damages for each day the date of actual
final completion eceedsthescheduled date of final completion
The successfl bidder, if any, will be nobleed within 15 days after the bd is accept
ed
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the nht to reject any and all bids
and to wave any informaliies All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days after
the date ofMenmg
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
B, Pancia G, Cooper Ed D, Supenitendent of Schools
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Sandra Creech
Deputy Clerk


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Floida Department of Environmental Protection (Deparient) gives notice of its
intent to issue a General Use and Individual Dewatenng Permit (Fie
No..GL-0289306-001-GL) in accordance wih Chapters 40E-2 and 40E-20, Florida
Administrative Code (FA C) and Part II of Chapter 373, Ronda Statutes (FS), to
the Souh Ronda Wate Management Disnt (Disict) The prmi authonzes he
Delsict to conduct dewatenng acvles associated with ie Srmwaer Treatment
Areas (STAs) and he Non-Everglades Construcon Project (Non-ECP) structures
which have been permlted for constructon, operation and maintenance in accor-
dance wigh the Evergades Forever Act EFA), Seclon 3734592, Flonda Stahtes
(FS) These acoitbes will be categonzed as eiber General Use Dewatenng or Indil-
vdual Dewatenng based on lhe iMormaon prodded An Individual ewatenng Per-
nit is required or projects wih s gndicant dewatering or longer schedules that
cannM meet h requremens for a General Use Dewatenng Permit The proposed
proiecs under his application for an Indidual Dewatenng Permnt involve dewa-
enng necessary to complete the expansion of the STA-2 (Compartment B Buildout)
and STA-5/6 Compartment C Buildt), such as excavation and construcon of
strueures, levees, canals and pump stations including take and discharge areas
The aulhonzed acivty is descnbed more partculany in the appicahon and associate
ed documerns a file wih the Department
The STAs are neraly located wihin e following areas
STA-lW/1E Is situated south of SR 80 and noh of the Loxahatchee Natoal
Wildlife Refuge, ust west of ihe Village of Wellingtn in Palm Beach County
STA-2 wih Compartment B Build-out is situated within the Everglades Aricuidh-
ral Area (EAA) between US 27 and Water Conservaton Area 2A,ust north of ie
Broward Cou line in Palm Beach Coun
STA-3/4 is bounded by US 27, Water Conservaion Area 3A and the Holeyland
mery in e EAA, ust nor of th e Broward County line in Palm Beach County
PSTA-5f6 w5 h Compartment C Build-out is situated whin the EAA between the
Rotenbeerg Wldlife Management Area and the L-3 Canal, just west of ie Palm
Beach County line in Hanry County
The counhes where e Non-ECP bass and strucures are located are as follows.
The North New River Canal (NNRC) basin is located in Broward County The C-11
West Basin is located in souh central Broward Couny The C-111 Basin is ihe
southernmost poron of M anDDade Conty The L-28 Basin is located wAin po
bons of Broward, Hendry and Collier counties The Feeder Canal Basin is located in
Hendry County
The applicabon file is available for public inspecln dunng normal business hours,
8U00 a m to 5 00 p m, Monday through Fnday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ment's Divsion of Environmental Assessment and Restoraion, Restoraton Plannin
and Permling Section, 2600 Blair tone Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2400,
telephone (850) 245-8346
The Department will issue the parmd unless a fimely petbon for an adrinrstrahve
heanng is fled pursuant to Sections 120 569 and 120 57 of ihe Flonda Statutes, be-
foer le deadline for filing a pehon. The procedures for peinng for a hearing are
set foth below The medialon process descned n Chapter 120 FS ll not be
available
A person whose substanal interestsare affected by he Dcearhments proposed
permeting decision may petUon for an admneo stralve proceeding (hearing) under
Secaions 120.569 and 120 57, S The petition must contain Me idormnaton set
forh below and must be filed (received) with the Deparmeent Clerk in the Offie of
General Counse at 3900 Commonweal Boulevard, Mail Saion 35, Tallahassee
Flonda 32399-3000.
Peitons filed by any persons other than those eniled to wniten notice under Sec-
ton 120,60(3), of the Flonda Statutes must be iled wAin ftentyone (21) days of
publcatlon of the noice y-one(21days of rece of eof lie wrlwen no-
ice, whichever occurs first Under secan 120 60(3) of ie Rida Stautes, how-
ever, any person who has asked the Deparhment for nice of agency acbon may tie
a peit ition htwenty-one (21) days of recpt of such obce, regardless of le
date ofpubicabon The pettoner shallmal a cgpy oftlhe pebtonto he appicanl at
The address indicated above, at the lime of fling The failure of an perso to ile a
petlbon wilin the apprpnate fime enod shall conssiute a waver of that persons
right to request an admnstratve determnaon hangn) under Secins 120 569
and 120 57, of the Flonda Statees, or to intervene in s proeedingad pari te
as a party to It Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding insisted by anMoer
party) will be only at ie discre on of the presiding officer upon he ling of a meton
n compliance wiT Rule 28-106 205 of le FloidaAdmainisative Code
A petnon that disputes fie matenal facts on which the Deparfment's acton is based
must contain the following information,
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's ile or idenll-
cairn number, it known.
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the pefbioner, the name, address,
and telephone nauber of ihe personer's representative, f any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of ie pmceeding, and an esla-
nation of how the pebhieoner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency
determina1on;
(c) A statement of when and how the pebhoner received notice of ie agency deci-
sion:
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact If there are none, the peston
must so indicate,
(e) A concise statement of the ulnmate facts alleged, including The spenic facts the
petioer contends warrant reversal or meodflcabon of the agency s proposed ac-
hbn,
(f) A statement of he specific rules or statutes the peiboner contends re ire rever-
sal or mediicason of e agency's proposed action, including an ep anason of
how the alleged facts relate to she spefic rules or statutes, and
g) A statement of o e re sought by the pettoner, stsng precisely the acbon the
petllner whes the agency to take wil respect to mhe agency s proposed acton
A petion that does not dispute the matena facts on which the Deparments action
s based shall state hat no such facts are m dispute and oherse stall contain fie
same inrormaTon as set orth above, as requiredby Rule 28-106.301. EA C.
Because lie eadmministative heanng process is designed to frmulate final agency
acbon, me ailing of a peihon mean hat lhe Deparment's fia acon may be dyer-
ent from tle pstion taken by I in Mhis obOce Persons whose substanbal interests
wil be affected by any such fnal decision of the Department on the application have
qrements set forih above
i04W549 ON 12/17/08


Coach

Continued From Page 1

will always have a special place in
my heart," Robinson noted.
Berger would like to continue
her career in college. She is one
of two seniors on the squad. She
intends to walk on at Gulf Coast
University. She noted she felt really
good about winning two awards
during her senior year. "It feels re-
ally good. I got a lot of good stuff,"
she said. "I feel really privileged to
hold the Brahman award. I had
a really good team, great passers
and hitters. I'm sad because this
may be the last time I get to play
competitive volleyball."
Koger, a junior, said she will
miss Coach Robinson. She still


intends to play college volleyball. how this finished."


"I was very happy to win the MVP
award. It feels good to know my
teammates felt I was the most


The Junior Varsity awards were
given out to Erika Klingler, the
Brahman award, Caitlyn Gaucin


valuable player. I hope to get a for best server, Paydra Delprete
scholarship and I want to contin- for best hitter, and Karl Rowell for


ue to improve at all positions."
Coach Robinson will leave
Okeechobee Friday. She said she
hopes that one day she'll be able
to coach again. She thanked the
girls for their efforts and the par-
ents for their support. She also
predicts Okeechobee will have a
lot of success in the future.
"My time with my girls has
been amazing. Its hard leaving
here, but the players and parents
have been some of the most won-
derful people I've ever met. I kind
of like how this ended. Everything
was perfect. I'm happy. I liked


won the best digger award and
Jordan Maynard was named the
team's most valuable player.
The Berger family hosted the
banquet Sunday at their ranch on
Berman Road.


most improved. Brittney Freeman


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Karl Berger and Megan Clements show off awards they re-
ceived at the volleyball banquet Sunday.


a& -


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Monica Koger shows off her awards for Most Valuable Player
and for having the most kills at the net this season.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 15



OHS hosts 'Big Lake Classic' wrestling tourney


The Brahman Wrestlers hosted
the 15th Annual "Big Lake" Clas-
sic Wrestling Tournament Sat. at
the O.H.S. gym. Eleven teams par-
ticipated in the tournament: Lake-


land, Clewiston, Labelle, Centen
nial, Sebastian River, Melbourne,
Avon Park, Sebring, Westwood
and South Fork.
This year's tournament was


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Donald Bryan battles against a LaBelle wrestler at the
Okeechobee wrestling tournament.


Josh Gruber was victorious in his match versus LaBelle.


changed to a dual tournament
instead of the normal individual
tournament. Teams were split
into two pools and each team
was guaranteed four matches. At
the end of the duals the top two
wrestlers from each pool and
weight class would wrestle for
the top spot.
Okeechobee finished the day
3-1 with victories over LaBelle 68-
12, Centennial 42-36, and Sebring
65-16. The only loss of the day
was against Melbourne 30-35.
In the finals, the OHS team
came away with two individual
titles, two runner-up spots and
three, fourth place finishes.
Josh Gruber 125 lbs. started
the Brahmans off with an impres-
sive victory over Lakeland in the
finals. Josh has been wrestling
tough all season with his only loss
coming last weekend in the finals.
Josh is a tough competitor and he
has his eye on the State Tourna-
ment.
Donny Bush 145 lbs. is a three
time State Qualifier was next for
the Brahmans. Donny matched
up with South Forks State Quali-
fier. After four minutes Bush was


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy


hanging on to a 2-0 lead however,
when Donny was given choice in
the third period and picked top he
had it under control. He turned
his opponent to his back and got
the pin with 0:30 seconds left in
the match.
Tyler Hayes 160 lbs. also a
three time State Qualifier and sixth
place finisher at State matched up
with Lakeland's returning State
Runner Up. This was a great
match, two state players battling


it out. Every shot had a counter
and every counter had another
move. However, Tyler came up
short as he suffered his first defeat
of the season.
Kyle McGee, heavy weight,
made his first appearance of the
year after a successful football
season. The last couple weeks
Kyle has been getting ready for
the tournament. We had to get
him in shape and loose a few
pounds before he could get on


the mat. Kyle went 4-0 in duals. I
believe Kyle has a excellent shot
at State this year. We need to get
him used to the mat and get the
rust out of his moves.
Julio Torres 135 lbs., Alan Gar
za 171 lbs., and Jose Medellin 189
lbs., all placed fourth for the Brah-
mans. All three are young wres-
tlers and are plugging away for
their spot on Varsity line up. They
are working hard and are show-
ing improvement each week.


OHS Lady Brahmans



win key district game


ma

Okeechobee News/Charles
Murphy
Monica Koger has taken
on the scoring load for
Okeechobee this year. She
had 28 points on Monday.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Monica Koger had 28 points,
exactly half of Okeechobee's to-
tal Monday night as they defeated
Fort Pierce Westwood, 56-42, in
a key district game at Okeecho-
bee High School.
Koger had a number of steals
and assists and had a bunch of
easy breakaway layup opportu-
nities for the Brahmans, (7-2).
Traceesha Lundy had 25 points
to lead the Lady Panthers, (3-5).
Okeechobee built a seven
point lead in the first half but
saw Westwood rally in the sec-
ond half. Neither team had more
than a four point lead through
much of the second half.
Brahmans Coach Tony Sher-
lock said he was impressed
that his girls hit four crucial free
throws down the stretch. He said
free throw shooting has been
one of their Achilles heels this
year.
"I think we got a little flus-
tered at times. Westwood scored
off our turnovers. We had a lead
and they kept turning the ball
over. We have a lot of work to
do."
Sherlock said his girls showed


their potential when they ran the
offense. He said they got a num-
ber of easy shot opportunities
when they executed properly.
"It was close all the way, but
when we ran the offense well,
we pulled ahead," he said.
Markeisha Youmans had
some key rebounds and points
for Okeechobee. She said it
was an aggressive game and
her team overcame some tough
defense from Westwood, "It felt
good to win. I was happy that we
played together and played as a
team. We had to be aggressive at
the end."
Dorothy Burkhardt had eight
points for Okeechobee. You-
mans added seven points.
Okeechobee led 28-25 at the
half. The game was tied at 38
when it entered the fourth quar-
ter. Koger had four big points
down the stretch. Jewel Buck
also had a key layup that gave
Okeechobee a four point lead in
the final two minutes.
Okeechobee will host Forest
Hill on Thursday night.
The Okeechobee JV was also
victorious Monday. Cavel Camp-
bell had a double-double, points
and rebounds.


Warriors and Yearling battle back and forth


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Twenty-four minutes just
wasn't long enough for Osceola
and Yearling middle schools to
decide their girl's basketball battle
Monday.
Gadrika McDonald scored five
of her 15 points in overtime as
the Warriors won a thriller, 46-40,
over the host Yearlings.
"I'm excited. It's shocking to
say that we won, but I know most
of my team wanted to quit, but
they kept their heads up and did
what they had to do," she noted.
Every play of the game was
magnified by a capacity crowd
that provided a college like at-
mosphere to the court. Time and
time again Yearling and Osceola
would trade baskets and great de-
fensive plays. Neither team could
get much of an advantage in the
game.
Osceola Coach Cathy Jones
said both of these teams are al-
ways on top of their game when
they play each other. She noted


neither team shot the ball well,
but it was defense that won the
game.
"The girls grew from the first
to the second half. Both teams re-
ally buckled down in overtime. To
come out on top would be great
for either team but it says a lot
about our girls," she added.
Garionne Johnson had a game
high 17 points for Osceola. Year-
ling was paced by Ami Edwards
who had 15 points and Janet
Smith who added 11 points.
Osceola jumped to an early
lead, thanks to some strong ef-
forts from Amber Cunningham.
Her two jump shots gave the War-
riors an early 8-2 lead. Osceola led
12-5 after the first quarter.
Yearling came back to out-
score the Warriors 15-4 in the
second quarter behind some ag-
gressive defense and some inside
scoring. Two free throws by Smith
gave the Yearlings their first lead,
17-16 late in the half. Yearling led
20-16 at the break.
Osceola came out strong again
in the third quarter and took a


22-20 point lead on a 16-footer
by Tristen Buster. Edwards an-
swered with a short jumper to tie
the score at 24. Osceola led 28-27
after three quarters.
The score changed hands sev-
eral times in the fourth quarter. A
layup by Johnson gave Osceola a
one point lead, but Edwards and
Smith answered with six points
to give Yearling a 35-30 lead. Os-
ceola rallied as McDonald hit a
layup, and a 14 footer to tie the
score at 37.
Edwards, Jaryaca Baker, and
Smith all fouled out down the
stretch for Yearling. Cunning-
ham went to the bench early in
the fourth quarter for Osceola.
In the crucial minutes little used
reserves played a big role in the
outcome. Madison Hanner of Os-


Rogw]


ceola had a chance to win it but
missed a couple of free throws.
Smith missed the front end of a
one and one for Yearling with two
seconds left. The game was tied
at 37 at the end of regulation.
In overtime McDonald and
Emily Worth hit free throws to
give Osceola a two point lead.
Delaney Osceola scored to pull
Yearling to with two, 40-38. That's
when McDonald took over. She
hit a three pointer from the top of
the key, stole the ball and scored
on a layup to give Osceola a 44-40
lead. Manner's two free throws in
the final 20 seconds finally nailed
down the victory.
Coach Jones was not surprised
with the play of her young point
guard down the stretch, That's
what the general has to do. She
kept us in it with steals and han-
dled the ball well. She gave us a
chance to win."
The two teams will meet again
on January 21 at Osceola Middle
School.


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Delaney Osceola #21 scores two points for Yearling as three Lavonte Spivey (right) drives
Osceola defenders look on, Garionna Johnson #4, Bethany to the hoop for two points in
Stuart #11, and Thad Sanders #20. Yearlings win over Osceola


The Okeechobee Community Choir
Under the Direction of Sandy Perry
Will Present Its 10th Annual 2008 Christmas Concert

One Incredible Moment

Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

and Other Seasonal Favorites

Presented at First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. 2nd Street
(NW of Walgreen's at the Intersection of US 441 and SR 70)


Friday, December 19"
7p.m.


Prelude will feature the glorious 1945 Reuter Pipe Organ, restored in 2004. The beautiful
blend of sixty-seven voices comprising this season's choir represents singers from nineteen
local churches: BHR Christian, Church of Our Savior, Canal Point Baptist, Dunklin Memorial,
First Baptist, First Baptist Lake Josephine, First United Methodist Okeechobee, First United
Methodist Stuart, Freedom Ranch, His House of Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, KOA
Community, Northside Baptist, Okeechobee Presbyterian, Peace Lutheran, Sacred Heart,
Seventh-day Adventist, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, The Gathering, & Westside Christian.

Soloists Include: Justin Allen, Mike Brooks,
Carolyn Burrell, Betty Clement, Reid & Erin
Ellinger, Michael Hutchison, Kevin Kinnaird,
Lonnie Kirsch, Loy Mershimer, John Olsen,
Kenny Resmondo, Anton Silva, Sharon Suits,
John & Chris Sufficool, Steve Walker,
Steve Wegman, Kathryn Wilkinson,
Victoria Williams, & Mike Zierden
Accompanist: Michael Hayes
Narrator: Nicolle Wood
Sound: Sheila Brown

Love Offering Will Be Taken
SFor More Information Call 863-634-7714


Saturday, December 20th Sunday, December 21t
7p.m. 3p.m.





16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 17, 2008



OHS Brahmans enjoy time in all star game


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
They were on the losing side,
but in a game like this, there really
are no losers.
Five Brahmans suited up Sat-
urday in the 10th annual South
Central All Star Football classic in
Sebring and all of them had their
share of success.
Okeechobee had three play-
ers start in the game for the first
time, Garrett Madrigal at QB,
Nate Pollard at corner back, and
Kareem Jones at defensive end.
Sam Dixon played half the game
at defensive end, and Sam Najera
shared the place kicking duties.
The South squad built a 29 point
lead and defeated the Central
squad, 29-13.
Coach Chris Branham served
as offensive coordinator and
Tyrone Smith was an assistant
Coach.
Coach Branham said the play-
ers had a good time all week. He
noted the kids always play hard
and have a good time together.
"We had a rough time just get-
ting the ball out of the backfield
for the first three quarters," he
said. "We knew that if we could
reach the edge we would score
some points and we did in the
second half. It turned out to be an
exciting game."
Jones had a QB pressure and
four tackles, one for a loss near
the goal line. Pollard had two
pass deflections on defense and a
tackle on a breakaway run which
stopped a touchdown. Dixon had
three tackles. Madrigal was 7-19


through the air for 95 yards. He
fumbled three times and was in-
tercepted. Despite taking some
lumps, Garrett said he was glad
he played in the game.
"They were all good players.
We played the best around. It was
hard to get my timing down with
the receivers with just one week
of practice," the coach contin-
ued.
Madrigal hopes to get offers
from college programs. This was
his last high school game.
Pollard still has another game,
the Outback bowl in Palm Beach
County on January 10th. He noted
the team played hard and came
together in a short period of time.
"I tried to do my best. I'm feeling
good about the comeback. There
was good talent out there and
good players. I think I played well
but I could have played better."
Three players from Moore Ha-
ven also competed in the game.
Elijah Blackman, Eric Morales,
and Xavier Fagan all represented
the Terriers. Fagan caught two
passes for 31 yards in the game.
Bryce Johnson of North Port
was the most valuable player for
the South. He scored two touch-
downs. Dan Jacobs of Lemon
Bay was the best defensive player
for the south. Robert Ford of La-
belle also had a strong game on
defense.
The most valuable player for
the Central was Christian Clay of
Bartow. He caught over 100 yards
in passes in the game. Javarious
Riley of Lake Wales scored on
a touchdown run and threw a


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy A L &
James Norwood of Lake Wales runs hard for the Central Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
squad during the first half. Sam Dixon (right) takes part in pregame drills.


29 yard pass to Jamal Rivers of
Haines City for another score in
the fourth quarter.
Javaris Sutton of Lake Wales
was named the Central team's
defensive MVP


Boy's


hoops outlast Forest Hill


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
Brahmans Boys' Basketball
Team got balance scoring and
improved defense from their
guys as they defeated the Falcons
of Forest Hill High School 62-55
on Friday in West Palm Beach.
Terrance Allen had a career
high 18 points, and David Jeune
had 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Corey White chipped in with 10
points.
Coach Jon Enrico said his
team lost their leader David Jeune
to fouls in the fourth quarter but
didn't let it bother them as they
put the game away. Point guard


Matt Skipper was big down the
stretch. He scored seven points
in the fourth quarter which in-
cluded three big free throws that
clinched the game.
"We played well. The defense
did what it had to do. We led for
about 90 percent of the game,"
Coach Enrico said.
His team got off to a slow
start as they trailed 9-2 to the Fal-
cons in the first quarter. After the
sluggish start, the team picked
up the intensity on defense and
took control.
"The kids played hard and
everybody played well," Enrico
said, "When David fouled out,
the kids really stepped up their


effort. The kids are getting bet-
ter."
Allen and Duelle Gore played
well on the defensive end and
pulled down some big rebounds
for the team. The victory brings
Okeechobee to 3-4 overall and
2-3 in district play.
Forest Hill was led by Richard
Bingold who had 15 points. The
Falcons, (1-5) struggled at the
free throw line as they missed 13
of 21 free throws in the game.
Okeechobee will play in a
holiday tournament, the Kennel
Classic in West Palm Beach this
weekend. The boys will travel to
the Rock Holiday Classic in Or
lando from December 27-30.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Alan Najera practices field goals as Frostproof's Charlie Hirst holds the ball.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

OHS Swim Team
The Okeechobee High School Swim Team (left to right) Nathan Candler, Celena Letcher,
Kenny Murphy, Coach Nicole Johnson, (not pictured) Savannah Asmussen, Jaiden Barn-
hart, Alex Ming and Jessica Wackier was honored by the Okeechobee County School
Board for their achievements for the season as regional qualifiers.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results


PI.G.S. League
P.I.G.S. League Dec. 8: First
place Max Sherry. Second place
- Judy Kenner. Last place Clyde
Price.
Closest to the pin -Max Sherry
(2), Kenny Curran, Bob Bain.
O.L.G.A. Even Holes Dec. 9:


Second place Eilene Hammond.
Third place Diane Smit.
P.I.G.S League Dec. 10: First
place Terry Mastalar. Second
place Dean Orman. Last place -
Bill Kinney.
Closest to the pin Terry Mas-
talar (2), Russ Papy, Bob Bran-
stetter.


First place -Wanetta Johnson. Gold Tee League


Dec. 10:


First place Harry White. Second
place Roger Foss. Third place -
Lou Cox. Fourth place Jim Nor-
folk.
P.I.G.S. Leauge Dec. 12: First
place -J.W Cain. Second place
Vinnie Malone. Last place -Carl
Varnes.
Closest to the pin Frank Noble
(2), J.W Cain, Bob Branstetter.


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