Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/01118
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: December 31, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID01118
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:

12312008 ( PDF )


Full Text











KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 99 No. 298 Wednesday, December 31, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


BHR VFD
Winterfest 2009
Winterfest 2009 will be held
on Jan. 31. There will be cat-
fish, cotton candy, popcorn,
crafts, music and more. For
more information, call 863-532-
9015 or John at 863-467-8220.
Anyone interested in renting
a booth for Winterfest 2009,
please call John at 863-467-
8220 or 863-532-9015.

Scrapbooking
'Crop' to be held
The "Croppin' Crew"
scrapbookers will hold an
all-day crop on Saturday, Jan.
3, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
This month the crop will
take place at Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane.
Ann Daniels will be hold-
ing a class on how to make
a 'tin box scrapbook' at 1
p.m. (Bring glue, cereal box
cardboard, 1 and 1/2 yard of
3/8" ribbon and small flower
or trim for top of tin.) All lev-
els of scrapbookers are wel-
come. Please bring a covered
dish if you wish to participate
in our pot luck luncheon. For
more information call Joan
at 863-467-0290 or Corry at
863-467-2231.

Red Cross class
dates slated
The Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross will be
holding the following the fol-
lowing Health & Safety classes
in January: Tuesday, Jan.
6 First Aid Basics at 6 p.m. *
Wednesday, Jan. 14 Infant/
Child CPR/AED at 6 p.m. Tues-
day, Jan. 20 Adult CPR/AED at
6 p.m. All classes are held at
their Branch office located at
323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call
863-763-2488.


Drought Index

Current: 621
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.03 feet
Last Year: 10.29 feet

S Sgonsored By:

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


City,

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Usually, local government
budget hearings are dull, dr
predictable and boring affair
However, this was not a usual
year as both city and county bud
get hearings had some unusu
and unexpected twists.
For fiscal year 2008-09 bot
the City of Okeechobee an
Okeechobee County faced re
duced revenues and had t
struggle to provide public sei
vices and some type of raise fo


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Even though he describes
his job "as a blast," Captain
Dale LaFlam is retiring from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
Wednesday, Dec. 31, was
the last day on the job for the
veteran cop of 31 years. The last
eight of those years was spent
heading up the OCSO Criminal
Investigations Division (CID)
and the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force.
OCSO Lieutenant John Rho-
den will now take over the CID
helm.
"I guess it's time for me to
pass it on to someone else,"
said Capt. LaFlam. "I've got
mixed emotions. I'm sad and
excited. I don't know how I'm
going to acclimate to not do-
ing it (law enforcement). I can
only work on my golf game so
much."
According to Major Noel Ste-


county battle budgets


It
y,
S.

al
h
d

r-
r


employees. Operating expenses
for both budgets were cut. While
both city and county employees
did eventually get raises, the out-
come was not as certain as it has
been in the past.
The reduction in revenues
was due to a recently passed
constitutional amendment in-
creasing the amount of home-
stead exemption and a decrease
in property values. For the first
time in at least 10 years, property
values in the county decreased
-declining 11.9 percent over the
previous year.


Total assessed property value
in 2007 was $2.478 million. For
2008 it dropped to $2.137 mil-
lion.
The budget debates were es-
pecially trying for county com-
missioners. As early as Feb. 23
commissioners foresaw a prob-
lem and held a budget work-
shop.
After constitutional officers
and county department heads
submitted reduced proposed
budgets, the board met in work
shop session the entire week of
Aug. 4 -8. They tried to find ways


to further reduce their budget, yet
give employees a raise in pay.
Sheriff Paul May appeared be-
fore the board three times that
week -- each time with a revised
proposed budget for his office.
The other constitutional officers
said they could not reduce their
budgets any more than they al-
ready had. That week ended in
frustration and without anything
definite being accomplished.
Eventually, the board gave
approval to a $92,179,755 bud-
get that was 19.4 percent less
than the previous year's spend


ing plan. It contained a 3 percent
pay raise for county employees
and constitutional officers' em
ployees.
However, to save money the
raise was to go into effect on Jan.
1, 2009, instead of Oct. 1, 2008,
when the new fiscal year started.
The raise also would not apply
to department heads or sheriff's
office employees over a certain
rank.
However, that was not the
end of the matter.
See Budget Page 3


Crist will



fill slot



on board


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the office of an elect
ed official becomes vacant
through death, resignation or
removal of the incumbent,
there is a process by which
the governor names a replace
ment.
The process begins when
the governor is notified of the
vacancy. Then, Governor Char-
lie Crist will issue an executive
order declaring the vacancy
and begins accepting question-
naire forms.


Applicants complete the
"Questionnaire for Guberna-
torial Appointments." This
six-page form lists the usual
questions for employment that
would be found on most busi-
ness employment applications
such as education, experience,
membership in business or
professional organizations, cur-
rent and previous employers,
military service and references.
In addition, there are ques-
tions that apply to government
office holders. The applicant is
See Crist Page 2


- v7


Training for


census takers


begins in Jan.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Work-
force Solution Center, formerly
known as the One Stop Career
Center, located at 209 S.W Park
Street, is holding testing ses-
sions for the U.S. Census posi-
tions that will be available in
the coming months.
The Workforce Solution


Center is holding testing ses-
sions to qualify individuals for
these enumerator positions
twice a day on every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday through
January. The sessions last two
hours and participants must
register with the center prior
to taking part. Those wanting
See Census Page 3


phen, who plays golf with Capt.
LaFlam nearly every weekend,
it's a good thing he'll now have
time to work on his game.
"He's got a little room to
work," said Maj. Stephen with a
big grin. "Now, I'll worry about
him winning every weekend."


Along with spending more
time on the links, the long-
time investigator said he's also
looking forward to spending
time with his new 3-month-old
grandchild, as well as another

See LaFlam Page 2


Index


Adopt a Pet............................ 4
Church News .............. ...... 9
Classifieds.......................... 10-12
Crossword............................ ... 12
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out ..... ........ ... 4
Sports 14
Sudoku 8
Weather 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszapcom
Fre9Spoech Free ds




S1111110 00 2111
s 16510 00024 e


2008: The Year in Review


On the national level, the
year 2008 will be remembered
for the historic election of Ba-
rack Obama as the new presi-
dent; the economic woes on
Wall Street, the Real Estate mar-
ket and the failure of the auto
industry; and the devastating
effects of Mother Nature with
floods, winds, snow and ice.
Closer to home, the top sto-
ries for Okeechobee County
also dealt with elections, the
economy and weather.
In local elections this year,
Okeechobee County voters
elected the first Republican to
sit on the county commission.
As the year closed, the county
also lost a member of the coun-
ty commission with the pass-


ing of Commissioner Marvin
Wherrell.
Like their counterparts na-
tionwide, Okeechobee busi-
nesses and workers struggled
with the effects of the poor
economy in 2008 as some local
businesses closed their doors.
Okeechobee County ex-
perienced weather extremes
in 2008, starting the year in a
drought then in August being
hit by historic floods.
Law enforcement
and courts news
Two local men received life
sentences this year after be-
ing convicted by Okeechobee
County jurors.


On March 27, 2008, Jerry
Leroy Jones, 51, was found
guilty of killing his roommate
Edwin Dennis Swint with a
30/30 rifle. He was also con-
victed of possession of cocaine
and possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon.
Jones was sentenced May
19 to life in prison on the first-
degree murder conviction.
He was also sentenced to five
years in prison on the cocaine
conviction and 15 years in pris
on on the firearm possession
conviction.
On July 28, 2008, Daryl
Levon Tindall was sentenced to
spend the rest of his life in pris
See 2008 Page 4


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
A flooded pasture off U.S. Highway 98 shows the aftermath of
Tropical Storm Fay. The Okeechobee County area averaged
more than 11 inches of rain on Tuesday Aug. 19. On a positive
note, water managers report Lake Okeechobee, which has been
dangerously low for the past two years of drought, is on the rise
and should top 13 feet as water flows from the north down the
Kissimmee River.


Capt. LaFlam: Job is a blast'


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May (center) and Major Noel Stephen (right) hon-
ored retiring detective Captain Dale LaFlam (left) at a party held at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center Tuesday, Dec. 30. Capt. LaFlam, who has been the supervisor for
the Criminal Investigation Division and the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force the past
eight years, is retiring after working in law enforcement for 31 years.


Retiring detective honored


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Major Noel Stephen of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (center) was in charge of cooking the meat at Tues-
day's retirement party for retiring detective Captain Dale
LaFlam. Watching on is Reverend Joe Bishop (right).


Qtadss




2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Birth Announcement


Submitted photo/Sandy Doone-Hoyt
Christmas parade
In the day or night, Buckhead Ridge residents brought in
the holidays with a colorful Christmas Parade on the wa-
ter. Fireworks lit up the sky on Sunday, Dec. 21.


Submitted photo/Sandy Doone-Hoyt
Good cheer!
Holiday greetings and merriment were the order of the day
for Buckhead Ridge residents as they celebrated the holi-
days with neighbors. The parades lasted all day and evening
on Dec. 21, with fireworks, greetings and holiday cheer.


Brayleigh

Lynn

Stephen
Cory Stephen and Brandy
Bulger of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Brayleigh Lynn Ste-
phen.
She was born on Sept. 28,
2008 at Lawnwood in Ft. Pierce.
She weighed 7 lbs. 14 ounces and
was 19 1/2 inches long at birth.
Brayleigh was welcomed
home by her Aunt Ashee, Me-
mommy, Erin, Kathy Jo, Aunt Lisa
and Paige.
Maternal grandparents are
Melody and Mike Bulger of
Okeechobee (Melody) and Ken-
ansville (Mike).
Paternal grandparents are
Kimberly and Chris Harrison of
Okeechobee; Noel and Laurie


Brayleigh Lynn Stephen


Stephen of Okeechobee.
Maternal great grandparents
are Mary Hawk, Dorthy Bulger,
Dave and Bonnie Siler, Joy Hef-
fley, Wera and James Harrison,
01.. and Judy Raulerson,
Paternal great grandparents
are Steve and Shirley Stephen of
Okeechobee and Tim and Cissy
Hammell of San Diego, Calif.


Okeechobee Forecast


Submitted photo/Hospice of Okeechobee
(above left) Beverley Shurley delivered the First Baptist
Church Quilters entry Log Cabin Christmas which won first
place in the Most Festive non-tree Christmas item category
at the 2008 Hospice Festival of Trees.
(above center) The Xi Nu Omega tree Metallic Masterpiece
decorated by (left to right) Kay Duke, Magi Cable and Di-
anne Falvo won first place in the Most Elegant category.
(above right) The Palm Village Ranch tree, A Very Victorian
Christmas, was decorated by (left to right) Bette Levens,
Sue Craft, Neva Kilburn, B.J. Boiling, Peggy Lampi, Jan





Okeechobee News
PubilShed by lldoBHalde NasInBIaS. inc.


To Reach Us
Address:
107 S W 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Wehsile: www newszap corn
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub-
missions from its readers. Opinions,
calendar items, stories ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-
3134 to reach our newsroom Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed
E-Mail: okeenews@newszap corn
SpeakllUt: (863) 467-2033
To Place A Display Ad
Phone: 863-763-3134
E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.com
To Place A Classified Ad
Call 81-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from home.
FaNl 877-354-2424
E-Mail: classads@newszap.com
Billing Department
E-Mall billteam@newszap.com
Newszap!
Online News & Information
Get the latest local news at
www.newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: [800) 282-8586
E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com
The Okeechobee News is available
three times a week via home deliv-
ery and is on sale at rack and store
locations throughout Okeechobee
County. Call the office to find out if
your home is within our present
home-distribution boundaries.
Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.
Additional copies of the newspaper are
available for 50 cents Wednesday and
Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the
office. Home delivery subscriptions are
available at $18.00 for three months
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published Sunday. Wednesday and
Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc
107 S.W 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Periodicals Postage Paid at
Okeechobee. FL 34974
POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover, DE 19903


Now In Stock
Your Winter
Supplement
Feeds for Cattle
Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks,
All Natural Blocks, Round
Bales, Liquid Feed...


Walpole
Feed & Supply Co.
763-6905
wv. 98 N. Okeechobee


Sterling and Bobbi Wilkins. The tree won first place for Best
Theme.
The Festival of Trees relies on the donations of decorated
trees, wreaths, centerpieces or other Christmas items. Indi-
viduals, businesses, small groups or organizations submit-
ted items to the festival. They also had several high ticket
items that were auctioned that helped raise funds this year
which raised enough money to provide at least 40 days of
patient care in the Hamrick


Home.


Submitted photo/Hospice of
Okeechobee
Jenny Pung with Waste
Management created the
Truly "Green" Christmas
which won first place in
the Most Original category
at the 2008 Hospice Festi-
val of Trees.


Today: Mostly sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the
west northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Winds will be from
the northwest around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday, New Year's Day: Mostly sunny with a high near 73.
Winds will be from the northwest around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 54 and a 20
percent chance of showers after 1 a.m. Winds will be from the east
around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 77 and a 30 percent chance
of showers. Winds will be from the south southwest from 5 to 10 mph
becoming east southeast.
Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the numbers selected Wednesday in
the Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 6-6-5; Play 4: 2-3-1-0; Lotto: 15-31-32
33-38-49; Fantasy 5: 1623-26-27-28. Numbers selected Wednesday
in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 7-7-4; Play 4: 1-8-6-4.


St*IC O A,






inMii A A ineVW0

Ineiis utmFbicaio NO, IN STOCK


RHl-uW-
SAV[NOS
lnst~lle


NEW VEAR'S BLOWOUT!!


HAPPY NEW YEAR


January 2nd & 3rd, 2009

It's a new year...make it a new you!! HUGE savings for 2 days only!

Receive FREE B-12 shots and 40% off your program fees when you


Door
Prizes!


Door
Prizes!


SSPORTSMANS EDGE!


* Hunting Accessories ir
* Fishing Supplies Household Items
* Clothes for everyone Gator Hunting Supplies
* Came Optics
* Ammunition Archery Supplies

Winter Clearance Sale

Going on NOW!


Joe


931bs & Still Dropping!


oan Physicians
WEIGHT LOSS

V0 Center


Margaret


751bs & Still Dropping!


Financing Available

414 S. Parrott Avenue I Suite B I Okeechobee
Le' ma00
00W YO !833796


join our program on these days only.

Call to schedule your FREE consultation!


Check Out Okeechobee's Own


1 11188' "




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 3


The QHP Advantage Plan
Does That and More...


Cal No to Reev Yorea
at On of Ou Seinr


Okeechobee County


Village
301


quare R
W Park


es
St


Okeechobee
Jan 8 1 PM


taurant
reet


Call Toll Free
1-866-747-9017
TTY: 1-866-455-6010


Quality Health Plans


An HMO with a Medicare contract available to anyone enrolled in Part B and entitled to Part A of Medicare through
age or disability who continues to pay any applicable Medicare premiums. Members must use network providers
except for emergency, urgently needed, or out-of-area dialysis services. Your monthly Part B Premium paid by you
is returned to you in your Social Security check. A sales representative will be present with information and
applications. Responding to this ad or attending one of our seminars will constitute permission for us to call you.
Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1,
2010. Please contact Quality Health Plans for details. For accommodation of persons with special needs call
1-866-747-2700, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday Friday. H5402 QHP0973FU(12/08)





4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31,2008


Speak Out/Public Forum
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam-
pling of some of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
CEMETERY: I go every year at Christmas to my Mother's grave in
Ortona in Glades County. This afternoon I got a nasty shock. I go to
spend time and lay flowers as I always do and I run into HUNTERS!
There was a man in a truck and a young boy with a rifle walking
around the back of the cemetery with dogs all over the place. As I sit
there I listen to yelling and the dogs, then shots that looked like they
came from the ditch area between the cemetery and the picnic park
that is behind it (about 20 yards from me if I had to guess). I could
just hope that no one was in the park! I do not feel like I should have
to worry about being attacked by a dog or shot by a hunter when I
go to visit my Mother, who passed a few years back. I understand that
there is a hunting area close by, but these people were hunting in the
cemetery and not even trying to hide it. As someone who retired from
a civil litigation career, this is defiantly a huge liability for the county
when people run into people with guns while they want to visit their
loved ones' graves.
COUNTY EMPLOYEES: In response to the story about the county
commission voting against the motion to eliminate the employees'
raise to help balance the budget, I can't imagine that the commission
would want to take away a 3 percent raise when the cost of living has
gone up 5.6 percent (not adjusted for fuel). That's a good way to lose
the best employees to other counties looking for quality personnel to
help fix the problems they are experiencing, then only the dregs re-
main. It seems that it is a golden opportunity to cut the fat and get rid
of the deadwood. They can do it now with little or no problems and
will come out of it being the saviors of the county. The county is going
to be forced to streamline their operations and become more effi-
cient. Some departments will be absorbed into others and non essen-
tials will be let go. Some quality personnel may need to wear another
hat until growth and revenues pick up. The commission should have
seen all this coming two years age when Gov. Christ told the state
what he wanted to do and then it was compounded by the economy.
All this is not something that started recently. The commission should
have been planning ahead and had their cash reserves and contin-
gency funds full at this time and a tight grip on the purse strings. Tax
revenues will increasingly continue to go down for the next two years
and there is no time like the present to get started. Denial will only put
the county deeper in and for a longer period of time. I sincerely hope
the commissioners will sharpen their pencils and sacrifice the sacred
cows, abandon friendships and do the right thing.
RULES: Once anyone steps on school grounds the laws regard-
ing searching of persons, possessions and automobiles are vastly dif-
ferent than off school grounds. Of course school authorities should
have legitimate reasons to conduct searches of individual students
but as stated by horse lover "suspicion" alone can be a reason. If
my child was singled out for a search, not a school-wide sweep, I
would request an official report be written detailing what was the
"suspicious" behavior the administrator saw and the results of the
search. If as horse lover stated kids socializing with members of dif-
ferent racial groups are being targeted for searches by certain admin-
istrators knowing a report will be requested, may make them think
twice before conducting the search. Parents know that your kids' cell
phones, cameras, flash drives (any electronic device), cars, basically
anything brought onto school grounds can be searched. Kudos to
the three school board members who had the sense to factor in that
the intent of the child found with antibiotics was not to sell/distribute
prescription drugs.
IT'S THE THOUGHT: "Top Ten Gift Comments" What do you
say when you get a gift you *Really Don't Like*. 10. "Well, well, well,
now, there's a gift!" 9. "No, with all the hostile takeovers this year,
I missed the big Ronco/K-Tel/Ginsu merger. Would you just look at
that! What will they think of next?!" 8. "Hey, as long as I don't have to
feed it, or clean up after it, or put batteries in it, I'm happy!" 7. "No,
really, I didn't know that there was a Chia Pet tie! Oh, wow! It's a clip-
on too!" 6. "You know, I always wanted one of these! Jog my memory
-- what's it called again?" 5. "You know what? -- I'm going to find a
special place to put this!" 4. "Boy, you don't see craftsmanship like
that every day!" 3. "And it's such an interesting color too!" 2. "You say
that was the last one? Am I ever glad that you snapped that baby up!"
And the number one thing to say about the Christmas gifts you didn't
like is: "You shouldn't have! I mean it- you really shouldn't have!"
NO-KILL SHELTER: If you would like to help the animals in our
"no kill" rescue program, please donate used or new items: Stainless
steel food and water bowls, used blankets (not loose weave) any size,
used towels, wash cloths, cat litter and pans, kennel crates all sizes
and types, animal beds, "Kong" brand dog toys and other durable
toys, pet food, puppy and kitten formula, senior pet food, grooming
pet supplies, gift cards, money donations to pay for medical treat-
ments, vaccinations, preventative medicines, spay and neuter sur-
gery, and many other needs. Volunteers are needed to: transport pets,
plan events, help with secretarial tasks, bake for bake sales, make
crafts, help with accounting, give legal advice, Vet Tech, foster pets
temporarily, etc. Call or email us for donation pickup Reunitepets@
aol.com, 863-532-1110.
YEAR IN REVIEW: When I give 2008 my own "year in review" I
admit that while it was economically and financially a difficult year
for us, the blessings we have outweigh the material stuff. Lost wages
were tough to deal with (cutting back of hours due to the work place
not making as much money as usual) but we still have our family.
Even Christmas this year involved considerably fewer gifts, but we
all sat down to a delicious supper and enjoyed the time spent with
each other. I keep hearing that next year will be "worse" as far as the
economy goes, so maybe it will mean that we will continue to appre-
ciate the true blessings we have just that much more.
CARS: With the disgraced Detroit three automakers getting $17.4
billion of our taxpayer dollars in loans, thanks to the disastrous
George Bush, we should remember the last several billion that we
gave the industry, and the outcome of it. In the 1990s, the Partner-
ship for a New Generation of Vehicles worked to make 80+ miles
per gallon cars and allowed for communications amongst scientists
between the big three auto makers to help speed that process along.
The Partnership was a huge success, with three 70+ miles per gallon
prototypes. General Motors had the Precept, a 5-seat sedan with am-
ple trunk space, with one version getting 108 miles per gallon equiva-
lent running on hydrogen. Ford had the Prodigy getting 72 miles per
gallon, and Daimler-Chrysler also had a 72-miles-per gallon vehicle.
Taxpayers were proud that their billions were not wasted, and ex-
pected these vehicles on the market. But none of the automakers put
any of these vehicles into production, or anything similar. Instead,
they chose gas-guzzling SUVs, the epitome of stupidity from a climate
change and energy conservation perspective. Using slick ads to push
their behemoth vehicles, the auto makers are among the biggest cul-
prits in the fast rise in greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
What happened to the efficient vehicles? The failure to incorporate
that technology was also a major cause of our economic collapse.
With the rise in gas prices this past summer, the values of SUVs plum-
meted, and for many, their gas guzzlers are now worth less than the
loan they have on them.
TRANSPORTATION: Instead of giving billions to the banks and
auto companies, the United States should invest the money in a high-
speed rail system to provide Americans with cost-effective and fuel-
efficient transportation. We must wean ourselves from dependence
on foreign fuels and from dependence on anything we cannot pro-
duce for ourselves in this country. If we want our nation to survive
and prosper, we need to be able to take care of ourselves.
BANKS: I cannot believe that the government just gave the bailout
money to the banks without requiring some way to make sure they
used it to get the economy going. They were supposed to use that
money to refinance home loans so people could stay in their homes.
Instead they used the bail out money to give stockholders premiums
and executives bonuses. Stock in a failing company should not pay
premiums. And executives for a company that is losing money de-
serve pay cuts, not bonuses. Once again the tax payer is footing the
bill and it is just so wrong. When will someone hold big business and
big government accountable?


Guest Commentary


Lunch program helps
In tough economy
By Michelle Perkins
Food Service Supervisor
Okeechobee County
Food Service Office
As the Food Service Supervisor
for Okeechobee County Schools,
I am often required to walk a very
fine line between the rules and
regulations put to us by USDA
and the wants and needs of our
customers, the students of our
district. We are bound tightly by
some very strict requirements
with regard to the nutritional qual-
ity and accountability for all meals
served. But when looking at our
competition, we can stand up to
the fast food restaurants and ca-
sual dining establishments, even
though we are challenged to not
only provide nutritious, well-pre-
pared meals, but also to remain
financially sound.
The school meals program
does not receive any funding
from the school district, but must
rely totally on the revenue gener-
ated through the food service pro-
gram, and like a restaurant must
rely on sales. The biggest differ-
ence between the school meal
program and a restaurant is that,
while a restaurant must constant-
ly monitor profitability, the school
meals program focuses instead
on nutritional quality. It is impor-
tant to know there is an industry
formula for restaurants to follow
when setting meal prices to ac-
count for all costs, with a very
nice built-in margin for profit. The
school meals program follows a
much different formula, one in
which the meals offered must
meet nutritional guidelines first,
then focus on covering costs. We
also set meal prices to be much
more affordable than might be
found in a restaurant setting sim-
ply to allow as many students as
possible the ability to purchase a
meal.
Latest economic news is
no surprise to the residents of
Okeechobee. Many people are
facing very tough times, which
all indicators tell us will be worse
before it gets better. The new ad-
ministration has some plans to
be put into place soon, but that
doesn't help those in need right
now. If your family has faced chal-
lenges such as loss of income, or
increase to the size of the house-
hold, or if your family has recently
been approved for Food Stamps,
please contact the Food Service
Office at 863-462-5148 and com-
plete a Free/Reduced Price Meal


Application. Those who have al-
ready submitted an application
and were approved for reduced
price meals or were denied based
on income, rather than Food
Stamps or TANF may re-apply,
but proof of change in income or
household residents must be pro-
vided at time of submission.
With nutrition in mind, dis-
tricts are now also required to
have a local Wellness Policy in
place, focusing not only on nu-
trition, but also physical activity,
nutrition education and commu-
nity involvement. Our district's
Wellness Policy can be accessed
via the web at www.okee.kl2.
fl.us, then clicking on the "Parent"
link on the left. At the bottom of
the page, click on "Okeechobee
County School Board Info," then
click on "Board Policies." Board
Policy "2.80 Wellness Policy"
provides the currently approved
policy, listing all of the key focus-
es for each area required.
One of the biggest challeng-
es we face is to provide for the
needs of our secondary students.
High school students in particular
present the toughest challenge,
mainly due to the commonly mis-
placed belief that school food is
not good. However, about two
months ago, a new OHS Combo
Meal plan was introduced and
was an instant success. Daily
school meal participation jumped
by over 200 meals, literally over-
night. The focus has been placed
on pairing up menu items that the
students highly favor, while still
meeting the nutritional guidelines
as required by USDA. Lunches
such as the "Hot Wing Basket
Meal" and the "Popcorn Chicken
Bowl" have proven to be real win-
ners with students, plus this meal
concept moves lines through
much more quickly, meeting stu-
dents' desire to have "chat" time
with friends during lunch.
We still face numerous chal-
lenges when serving the needs
of our middle and high school
students. However, according
to a recent national study of 271
public high schools by Penn State
researchers, published in the Feb-
ruary issue of the "Journal of the
American Dietetic Association,"
there are three main reasons
why some high school wellness
programs already in place, aren't
working.
The Penn State study says:
1. 25 percent of the districts
report that lunch periods are
scheduled before 10:30 a.m. Early
lunch periods produce higher al a
carte sales.
2. Al a carte sales generate an


Submitted photo/Okeechobee Animal Control

Pet of the Week
This is 'Stitches' a two year old, wire hair Terrier mix. He is
full of energy and eager to learn. His adoption fee is $105
which Includes his neuter, a heartworm check, a rabies
vaccine, DA2LP and parvo' vaccine and a County license.
All adoptions require a home visit and any other pets to
be currently vaccinated against rabies. For more informa-
tion contact Animal Control at 863-357-3225. 'Tiki' was ad-
opted last week.



Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of joumalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues.


We Pledge ...
To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
- To help our community become a
better place to live and work,
through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues.
To report the news with honesty,
accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness, objectivity, fearlessness
and compassion.
STo use our opinion pages to facili-
tate community debate, not to
dominate it with our own opinions.
To disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers.
To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
To provide a right to reply to those
we write about.
- To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

News Editor: Katrina Elsken

National Advertising: Joy Parrish

Circulation Manager: Janet Madray
Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katrina Elsken, Executive
Editor
MEMBER
OF: 1ONI



Okeechobee News 2007
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


average of almost $700 per day
per school among schools sur-
veyed, with $450 of that income
coming from al a carte teams that
do not meet federal school meal
nutritional requirements.
3. The existence of soft drink
machines in secondary schools is
correlated with a higher number
of vending machines per student.
The study showed that more
vending machines reduced par-
ticipation in the school district's
lunch program.
Of the foods sold in vending
machines, 75 percent of sodas
and 85 percent of snacks sold in
vending machines are junk foods.
But schools have found that re-
placing junk foods with healthier
foods and beverages, such as bot-
tled water, yogurt, fruit, juice, etc.,
has not hurt the school's revenue,
and in some cases has actually in-
creased revenue.
School Meals are Healthy in
Okeechobee
Review of the menus offered by
the Okeechobee County School
Food Service Program showed
that all meals meet or exceed
the standards set by the United
States Department of Agriculture
for school meals. A wide variety
of nourishing foods are available
daily for students to select from.
The meal programs offer a se-
lection of fresh or canned fruits,
fresh or steamed vegetables and
100 percent juice products, from


which students may choose.
I would rather provide our stu-
dents with a healthy meal than
to sell al a carte items, and I am
very comfortable assuring par-
ents that their children receive a
very good value for the money
spent on school meals. When
children receive a full breakfast
or lunch meal, they are receiving
the proper nutrition needed by
their bodies and brains for proper
function and will provide not only
a higher learning capability, but
will improve classroom behavior,
attendance and test scores.
The District's Food Service Staff
members take their responsibility
to the children of Okeechobee
very seriously. I want to assure
all of our students' families that
they can fully rely on us to pro-
vide meals of the highest quality.
Our goal is, and always will be, to
be a good partner in the educa-
tion of each child by ensuring that
they are nutritionally prepared to
learn.
For more information on the
Okeechobee County School Food
Service Program, you may visit
the district food service website
at: www.okee.kl2.fl.us/foodser-
vice.html, call your child's school
food service manager or contact
the Food Service Office at 863-
462-5148.


Community Calendar


Wednesday, Dec. 31
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), A.A. Grapevine
Group, Open Discussion, 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
8 p.m., Open Discussion.The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is
not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. 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.

Thursday, Jan. 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind NapaAuto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group
- Basic Text meeting at 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee
is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the AreaAgency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6'" 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 County Cancer Support Group welcomes
all cancer patients, survivors and supporters to attend, support and
encourage each other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee,
(entrance is the door to the W in front of church). Please contact Susie
Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863-763-2171 for
more information.





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5


Area man charged in theft of guns


When a couple returned
home from vacation they found
that their home had been bur-
glarized and that someone had
been driving their 2007 sport util-
ity vehicle.
Arrested in connection with
the case was John Alec Yargee,
28, CR 721, Lorida. He was ar-
rested Sunday, Dec. 28, on
charges of burglary and grand
theft-auto. He has been booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $35,000.
An arrest report by Deputy
Brian Cross of the Okeechobee

Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
derthe 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).
Jeffrey Scott Watson, 31,
Australian Ave., West Palm Beach,
was arrested Dec. 23 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation felony battery.
He is being held without bond.
Jeremy William Knipp, 19,
Cartercaves Road, Olivehell, Ky.,
was arrested Dec. 23 by Detective
Rick Durfee on charges of bur-
glary, grand theft and dealing in
stolen property. His bond was set
at $45,000.
Jamie Lee West, 20, S.E.
40th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Dec. 23 by Detective Rick
Durfee on charges of burglary of


County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
indicates that six firearms, a Play-
station 3, five Playstation 3 video
games, a Wii unit, a coin jug, a
20-inch flat screen television and
two guitars were missing from
the home.
The items have an estimated
value of $7,300, and have not
been recovered.
A witness reportedly told
Deputy Cross that Yargee was
seen entering the home on
Wednesday, Dec. 24, and that he
had been going in and out of the
home all week. The witness also
told the deputy that Yargee had
been seen driving the SUV add-


a residence and grand theft. His
bond was set at $15,000.
Juan Manuel Martinez, 21,
S.W Eighth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 24 by Detective Rick
Durfee on a charge of lewd and
lascivious battery. His bond was
set at $25,000.
Lorenzo Martinez, 18, N.W
First St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Dec. 24 by Deputy Ser-
geant J. Royal on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with robbery. His bond was set at
$30,000.
Jesse James Gonzalez, 20,
N.W 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dec. 25 by Deputy Justin
Akins on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the fel-
ony of failure to appear resisting
a law enforcement officer with
violence, and the misdemeanors
of failure to appear disorderly in-
toxication and failure to appear -
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. He is being held without
bond.
Michael William Suggs, 25,


ed the report.
Deputy Cross
valued the vehi-
cle at $30,000.
After placing
Yargee under
arrest, Deputy
Cross stated that
he found half of
a $1 bill in the John Alec
man's pocket. Yargee
The deputy went
on to add that he found the other
half to the bill in the SUV.
The case has been turned over
to the OCSO detective bureau for
further investigation, stated the
deputy's report.


N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Dec. 27 by Deputy
Raul Marrero on a warrant charg-
ing him with violation of proba-
tion driving while license sus-
pended habitual offender. He is
being held without bond.
Jay Hull Nason Jr., 25, S.E.
13th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Dec. 28 by Deputy Sergeant
Shannon Peterson on charges
of driving under the influence
and refusal to submit to a blood-
alcohol test. His bond was set at
$500.
Steven Douglas Schumacher,
36, East Detroit Ave., Niles, Mich.,
was arrested Dec. 29 by Deputy
Donald Ellis on a charge of aggra-
vated battery. His bond was set at
$100,000.
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
confirmed and printed.


Man charged with trying to elude arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
finally apprehended after he re-
portedly tried to elude a deputy
armed with an arrest warrant by
jumping into Taylor Creek.
Willard Anthony Melear, 22,
S.E. 24th Blvd., was arrested
Thursday, Dec. 26, on a misde-
meanor charge of resisting a
law enforcement officer without
violence. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $500.
Melear was free on $3,500
bond following his Oct. 6 arrest
on charges of possession of a
concealed weapon and posses-
sion of cocaine, but that bond
was revoked with his Dec. 26 ar-


rest. He is now
being held in
the county jail
without bond
on those two
felonies.
Deputy Brian
Cross of the
Okeechobee Willard A.
County Sheriff's Melear
Office (OCSO)
went to Melear's home around
6:30 p.m. armed with an arrest
warrant that charged the man
with the misdemeanor of failure
to appear for arraignment pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Melear's bond on that charge
has been set at $7,500.
Deputy Cross states in his ar-
rest report that he found Melear


on a dock at a neighbor's home.
The report goes on to state that
as the deputy approached, Me-
lear walked to the edge of the
dock. The deputy reportedly told
the man not to jump into Taylor
Creek, but Melear allegedly ig-
nored the deputy's warning.
The report states Melear en-
tered the water and swam to the
south side of Taylor Creek, where
he hid in the woods. Several
OCSO units arrived and began
searching for the man.
Melear was found a short time
later hiding under some thick
brush with his head above water.
He was arrested without fur-
ther incident.


Sebring man arrested on cocaine charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Sebring man was arrested on
a felony drug charge and booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
after the vehicle in which he was
traveling was stopped for an im-
proper license tag.
Damien Justin, 26, Oakknolls
Circle, was arrested Christmas
afternoon on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine. His bond has
been set at $5,000.
After stopping the blue GMC
Yukon in the 400 block of N.W
Ninth Ave., Deputy Jason Hick-
man of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) became
suspicious due to the actions of
the people inside the SUV
Deputy Hickman stated in his
report that he checked on the li-
cense tag twice and each time he


was told that the tag was not as-
signed to any vehicle.
The vehicle was being driven
by Davetta K.
Hernandez, but
Justin reportedly
told the deputy
that the vehicle
belonged to
him.
Deputy Hick-
man's arrest re-
port states that Damien
both Justin and Justin
Hernandez act-
ed very nervous, and that "Justin's
body was visibly shaking and he
stuttered as I spoke with him."
The deputy then asked for per-
mission to search the vehicle, but
was denied. He then contacted
OCSO Deputy Donald Ellis and
his K-9 partner Ruby.
Ruby alerted to the vehicle and


three plastic bags containing a
white powdery substance were
found under the center console.
When field tested, the substance
indicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine.
The suspected cocaine, stated
Deputy Hickman, weighed 20
grams.
Ruby then sniffed both Hernan-
dez and Justin, but only alerted to
Justin's right front pants pocket,
the report added.
According to the report, Her-
nandez and a passenger in the
back seat were not aware of the
alleged cocaine.
Deputy Hickman went on to
state in his report that Hernandez
was issued a traffic citation for
not wearing a seatbelt. She and
the other passenger were then re-
leased, while Justin was taken to
the county jail.


reeling -ungryl You Lont Inow "uite vna- You ontl Iry Lne .t Iflese rune tstatIsfments I,,gnfl


Specializes in Szechuan, Hunan,
Cantonese, American & Japanese
Style Cooking IIi
6 BUFFET BARS

150 Items & Salad Bar

Receive a FREE gift on your Birthday!

Lunch: $6" Dinner: s81"
Fri & Sat: Seafood Dinner 11


m = M :


LANDING STRIP
Homestyle Food & Great Scenery


What restaurant, in
Okeechobee, do customers fly
hundreds of miles to visit every
day' The Landing Strip Cafe of
course, "Okeechobee's Best Kept
Secret".
Our Okeechobee County Airport
is renowned for three attrac-
tions: Florida's lowest price avia-
tion fuels, friendly service and
an excellent, very affordable,
restaurant. Now under new
management, the Landing Strip
Caf6 has just emerged from a
major renovation with all new
flooring, custom tables & chairs,
plasma televisions & satellite
radio. Fresh-cut flowers adorn
every table while attentive
servers provide exemplary,
table-side, service.
The redesigned outdoor "smok-
ers" patio features all teak fur-
mnshings, Turkish marble floor-
ing and an unparalleled view of
one of Florida's busiest airports
where an endless parade of


interesting & uque aircraft can
be spotted every day.
An updated kitchen now pro-
vides the finest in country cook-
ing with daily specials. Breakfast
favorites include the popular
'Co-Pilot', 'Crew Croissant' and
'Hungry Flyer'. Lunch specials
feature Beef Tips over Rice,
Chicken 'n Dumplings, Country
Fried Steak & Sheppard's Pie,
amongst others.
Enjoy a romantic, candlehght,
dinner, with a cold beer or glass
of wine, m front of our fireplace
or al fresco patio dining every
Thursday, Friday, Saturday &
Sunday evening.
Visit the Landing Strip Caf6
soon and discover
"Okeechobee's Best Kept
Secret".
Open Daily at 6:00 A.M.
Dining Every
Thur.- Sun. until 8:00 P.M.
863-467-6828


Ha aae A
Haffy New V"ea

























D&n t Drin


CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE

Go to: httpwww2newszap.conoidokeechobee


NiQfetej BreaakfasP Lunch.Dinp g

Calln OrdersTo Go 1111 S. ParrottAve. Hours:
7Day Breakfast uffe na Sun-Thur brn--fOpm
anq.f ral LSets 40722L 4 & Sat Samn-pm

*One Coupon per visi t Present Cp toe when ordering. Not vadid a
Sdal noedon coupon orwlanyothrler *,





6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.
Bernard Andrew
Marker, 68
OKEECHOBEE Bernard Andrew
If Marker, of Okeechobee,
passed away Dec. 26, 2008, in
Lawnwood Medical Center, Fort
Pierce. He was 68.
Mr. Marker was born March 28,
1940, to Frank and Agnes Marker in
Winterville, Ohio. He came to Okee-
chobee from Key West in 1959, and
was a parishioner of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church.
Mr. Marker was retired serving 20
years U.S. Navy and was a veteran of
the Vietnam War.
He was a life member of the
VFW, Knights of Columbus and
was an avid fisherman.
Survived by his wife, Kimberly D.
Marker of Okeechobee; two sons,
Bernard Marker Jr. of Okeechobee
and Russell Marker of North Dakota;
two daughters, Sherri Hardman of
Okeechobee and Anne Marker of
Okeechobee; 16 grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren; two broth-
ers, Frank Marker of Winterville,
Ohio and Regis Marker of Hopedale,
Ohio; sister, Marianne Virtue of
Hopedale, Ohio.
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec, 30,
2008, until mass began at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church. Father Sean
officiated.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Marilyn Tartt
Wingate, 53
OKEECHOBEE Marilyn Tartt
Wingate, of Okeechobee, died Fri-
day, Dec. 26, 2008, in her residence.
She was 53.
Born Nov. 30, 1955, in Wilming-
ton, N.C., she had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1997 and was a
member of the Methodist Church.
She enjoyed crochet, drawing and
crafts.
She is preceded in death by son,
Cody Wingate; father, James Tartt;
and sister, Carolyn Tartt.
She is survived by mother, Mary
Tartt of Okeechobee; daughter,
Shannon Wingate of Okeechobee;
son, Rodney L. Wingate Jr. of Okee-
chobee; brothers, James Tartt Jr.,
Michael L. Tartt (Elaina); and sister,
Phyllis McGee all of North Carolina.
A Memorial Service was held on
Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in the Bux-
ton Funeral Home Chapel, where
the Assistant Pastor Jim Dawson of
the First United Methodist Church of-
ficiated.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection ad care of the Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th
St., Okeechobee.
William 'Willy' G.
Post III, 70
OKEECHOBEE William "Willy"
G. Post II, 70, of Okeechobee, died
Sunday, Dec, 28, 2008, in his resi-
dence.
Born Aug. 27, 1938, in Ybor City,
Tampa, he had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 24 years
and was a member of the Fountain
of Life Church and a Mason.
Detective Post was a life-long Flori-
da native. In 1957, he graduated
from Aiken High School in St. Peters-
burg, Florida. He began his 46 year
career in law enforcement by joining
the Florida Game and Wildlife Com-
mission in 1959, where he devel-
oped his skills as a tracker, game
expert and dog trainer. He later
served in the position of Police Offi-
cer working with the Dunnellon Po-
lice department, the Dade City Police
Department, San Antonio (Florida)
Police Department, Ft. Meade Police
Department, Chief of Police for the
Groveland Police Department,
worked in corrections with the Flori-
da Department of Corrections as a
Corrections Officer and assistant to
the Warden in Floral City and
Brooksville road prisons, Deputy
with the Pasco County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Hernando County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Sumter County Sheriff's Office,
Deputy/Investigator with the Citrus
County Sheriff's Department, Glades
County Sheriff's Department, Assist-
ant Police Chief with the Crystal Riv-
er Police Department and finally
beginning his career with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's office in July
1984 as Detective and Deputy Sher-
iff.
He is survived by his loving wife of
43 years, Adelaida Post of Okeecho-
bee; sons, Pasco Cesar Post of Dal-
las, Texas, Sam Post of Arkansas,
Will Post of South Carolina; daugh-
ters, Marina Post of Orlando, and
Irma Post of Dallas, Texas. In addi-
tion, he is survived by seven grand-
children.
The family will receive friends on
Saturday from 2 p.m. until service
time of 4 p.m. in the Buxton Funer-
al Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th St.,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.


Leola Faye Conner, 75
OKEECHOBEE Leola Faye Con-
ner, of Okeechobee, passed away
Dec. 24, 2008.
She was 75.
She was born
May 3, 1933, in
Lafayette, Ga., to
Clifford and Faye
Swanson. She re-
tired in 2002 as
patient counselor
at Raulerson Hospital. She graduat-
ed from Belle Glade High School.
She came to Okeechobee from
Belle Glade in July 1971. She was a
member of the Women of the
Moose 956. She was a collegians
and member of the College Regent.
She received the Frist Award in 1984.
She loved gardening and Fishing.
She is survived by her husband of
12 years, Raymond T. Conner of
Okeechobee; daughters, Kim E. Bass
of Okeechobee and Karla Lemaire
(Norm) of Raynham, Mass.; sons,
Joel Lavon "Sam" Bass (Jamie) of El-
ma, Ark., and Kenneth H. Bass Jr. of
Okeechobee; stepchildren, Dennis
R. Conner of Okeechobee, Robert H.
Conner (Jackie) of Indiantown, Jerry
S. Conner (Nina) of Tucson, Ariz.,
Gary A. Conner (Sherrie) of Berry
Ala., and Joyce L. Todd of Laughlin,
Nev.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; brother, Theodore
"Teddy" Swanson (Gail) of Rock
Springs, Ga.; sister, Barbara Cordle
(Tom) of Lafayette, Ga.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Fri-
day, Jan. 2, 2009, at Bass Okeecho-
bee Chapel. Funeral services will be
10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel with Pas-
tor Tom Pasquerella. The Women of
the Moose service will be held dur-
ing the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the Okeechobee Chris-
tian Church.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.

Ethel Rachel Martin, 90
OKEECHOBEE Ethel Rachel
Martin, of Okeechobee and formerly
of South Bay, died Monday, Dec. 29,
2008, in the Hamrick Home. She
was 90.
Born April 12, 1918, in Milton Flori-
da she had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1989, and was a
member of the Oakview Baptist
Church. She enjoyed quilting, mak-
ing apple tarts, gardening, canning
and cooking.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, James; sons, Kenneth, Ray
and Troy; four brothers; and five sis-
ters.
She is survived by son, James P.
Martin (Mary) of Okeechobee;
daughters, Zelda D. Rennolds (Har-
old), Cynthia G. Lewis of Okeecho-
bee; sister, Lilly Wilder of West
Palm, 12 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends on
Friday from 10 a.m. until service
time of 11 a.m. in the Buxton Funer-
al Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial con-
tributions maybe made to Hospice
of Okeechobee, PO. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.

George L. Sweatt, 86
OKEECHOBEE George L.
Sweatt, of Okeechobee, died
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in his
residence. He as 86.
He was born in Moultrie, Ga., to
Alvin and Bessie Sweatt.
Mr. Sweatt was a veteran of World
War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He
was a retired superintendent, 45
years with Florida Power and Light.
He came to Okeechobee in 1923,
from Sanford. He was a member of
the First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Sally Watford; and son,
Bruce Sweatt.
He is survived by his wife of 46
years, Georgeanna Sweatt; son,
George (Dorothy) Sweatt Jr. of
Okeechobee; two daughters, Mary-
lyn Poulson of Palm Harbor and
Carolyn Sweatt of Ocala; two sons,
Frederick Lipfert of Vero Beach and
Stanley Lipfert of Okeechobee; six
daughters, Diana Ray of Orlando,
Sharon Sharpe of Redbluff, Calif.,
Jan Chapman of Okeechobee, Chris-
tine Ford of Vero Beach, Alice Strad-
er of Altamonte Springs, Connie
Scott of Clewiston; two sisters, Kath-
ryn Wilkinson of Okeechobee and
Alvyna Phillips of Okeechobee;
brother, Lawrence Sweatt of Okee-
chobee; numerous grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the
First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee with Pastor Bruce
Simpson officiating. A committal ser-
vice with the ashes will follow at the
family residence.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.


OCSO deputy loses battle with cancer


The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is terribly saddened to
announce the death of one of its
own -- Detective William "Willy"
Gene Post III.
Detective Post lost his battle
with cancer Sunday, Dec. 28,
around 11:30 p.m. He was 70
years of age.
As for funeral
arrangements,
visitation will
be at Buxton
Funeral Home,
110 N.E. Fifth
St., from 2 until
4 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 3, 2009. A
memorial ser- William
vice will follow "Willy" Gene
at 4 p.m. at the Post III
same location.
Detective Post was a life-long
Florida native. In 1957 he gradu-
ated from Aiken High School in
St. Petersburg.
Detective Post began his ca-
reer in law enforcement by join-
ing the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission in
1959 where he developed his
skills as a tracker, game expert
and dog trainer.
Detective Post moved from
that position to the Dunnellon Po-
lice Department in 1960 where he
worked as a police officer. From
there he moved to the Dade City
Police in 1961 as a police officer.
He worked in corrections as
guard and assistant warden for
the Florida Division of Correc-
tions at the Floral City and Brooks-
ville road prisons from 1962 until
1964.
Using his skills as a wildlife
expert, he was self employed as
a wildlife dealer from 1964 until
1967.
He re-entered law enforce-
ment in 1967 with the San Anto-
nio (Florida) Police Department
in 1967. He was chief of police at
the Groveland Police Department
from 1968 until 1969.
From 1969 until 1972 he was
a deputy with the Pasco County
Sheriff's Office.
In 1973 he went to Hernan-
do County Sheriff's Office for a
short time and then on to Sumter
County Sheriff's Office where he
worked until 1977.
He served as a deputy sheriff
in Polk County in 1977.
From 1977 until 1978 he was a
police officer with the Fort Meade
Police Department.
He worked for Citrus County
Sheriff's Office 1978 until 1981
as a deputy investigator. From
1981 to 1982 he worked for Glade
County Sheriff's Office as a Depu-

Obituaries cont.

Vernice I Adkins Sr., 87
LANCASTER, S.C. Vernice T.
Adkins Sr., passed away on Dec. 25,
2008, in Lancas-
ter. He was 87.
Mr. Adkins was
born and raised
in Okeechobee,
Fla., by his late
parents, Barney
and Minnie Ad-
kins.
He was a Beautician by trade own-
ing several beauty salons during his
career. Mr. Adkins had a great love
of fresh and saltwater fishing and he
was a veteran of the U.S. Marine
Corp. who proudly served his coun-
try during World War II.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his wife,
Elaine M. Adkins of Lancaster, S.C.;
four sons, Charron Adkins of Wes-
ton, Fla., Vernon Adkins of Ocala,
Fla., Frankie Adkins of Wasilla, Alas-
ka, Edward Adkins of West Palm
Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Donna
Adkins, Seattle, Wash. He is also sur-
vived by his grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, and stepchildren.
Mr. Adkins is predeceased by his
two sons, Vernice T. Adkins Jr. and
David Adkins.
There will be a graveside memori-
al service and committal of ashes at
the family plot in Evergreen Ceme-
tery, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, 11 a.m.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of the Bass Okeechobee Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 205 NE
2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.

Ricky Dale Everett, 48
OKEECHOBEE Ricky Dale Ever-
ett, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
Dec, 28, 2008, in Raulerson Hospital.
He was 48.
Born June 16, 1960, in Rocky
Mount, N.C., he had been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1967 and en-
joyed football, fishing and grilling.
He is preceded in death by his
mother, Betty; and brother, Tracy.
He is survived by his father, Sam
Everett (Linda); sisters, Kathy Cam-
ley (Jerry), Joy Slater (Herbie), Holly
Garrett (Tom) all of Okeechobee. In
addition he is survived by a host of
several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on
Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, from 10 until
service time of 1 p.m., in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th
St., Okeechobee. Burial to follow in
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.


ty Investigator.
The Crystal River Police hired
him as an assistant Chief from
1982 until 1984.
Detective Post began his ca-
reer with the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office in July 1984 as
a deputy and detective, where he
remained until he retired in Octo-
ber 2001.
Detective Post moved to north
Florida and began working with
the Levy County Sheriff's Of-
fice until 2003 as a civil deputy
and bailiff. He returned to the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office in January 2003 where he
worked as a detective until pres-
ent.
Detective Post began in law
enforcement at a time when edu-
cation was not considered impor-
tant. In those days, officers who
went to training academies were
rare. However, Detective Post
went to three -- the Florida Wild-
life School in 1959, the Florida
State Prison Corrections School
in 1963 and the Orlando Police
Academy in 1968 -- training acad-
emies.
Through failure and successes,
he was self taught to conduct in-
vestigations and how to write re-
ports to gain convictions. He was
often called upon to work serious
crimes all alone and rarely did he
fail to gain a conviction. It was be-
cause of this ability to gain con-
victions that many sheriffs called
upon Detective Post to train the
new "rookies."
Detective Post, known to most
as "Willy" or "Senior Willy" -- his
uniform name badge simply car-
ried the moniker of "Willy" -- was
self taught to speak Spanish. He
used this skill to serve the migrant
community, and did so with fer-
vor.
Detective Post was assigned to
work primarily with the migrant
workers as he, at the time, was
the only Spanish speaking officer
in the area. He was called upon
by many agencies to assist in the
more serious crimes involving
Spanish speaking victims and of-
fenders.
He worked in the Latino bars
every Friday and Saturday night,
alone, without fail. He developed
a method of dealing with the La-
tino community that showed the
utmost respect to the migrant
workers. He developed friends in
the migrant community through
this mutual showing of respect
and these friends, in turn, helped
protect Detective Post as he
worked, alone, in these bars even


though there was an ever-present
danger.
Detective Post would often as-
sist the Latino community with
their legal affairs -- gaining citi-
zenship or conducting marriage
ceremonies -- and contacting the
family of the deceased in Mexico
that went far and above the call of
duty for a deputy.
Because of his love and service
for the Latino community, in 1997
he was awarded a commendation
from the Mexican Consulate for
his charitable work with migrant
workers. In 1997, Detective Post
was presented the Officer of the
Year award from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office.
Detective Post is survived by
his wife of 43 years, Adelaida
Post. His is also survived by his
children: Marina Post, Cesar Post,
Irma Post, Sam Post and Will
Post.


"Willy Post will be greatly
missed by our community and
especially by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office," said
Sheriff Paul May. "Willy Post
was one of the most dedicated
and loyal deputies that I've ever
seen and it was my honor to
have him work with me. He did
so much and asked for so little.
Our thoughts and prayers go to
his family."
Detective Post was an icon of
"old School" Florida law enforce-
ment. During his 46 years as a
law enforcement officer in Flor-
ida he made many friends and
has earned the respect of all. He
was a dedicated officer who, in
his final moments, expressed his
desire to recover from his disease
and return to work.
His impact on Florida is im-
measurable and he will be
missed.


CONTRACTORSINSURANCE

General Liability, Commercial Auto,


Equipment, Worker's
Call us or stop by


Compensation
for a quote. Q


look


at


by reversing


sun & aging


damage...

Brown & Red Spots

Facial & Leg Veins

Irregular Skin Color

Rosacea

Chin & Lip Hair

Wrinkles

SThe "Frown of Aging"

Reduce or Eliminate Facial
Lumps & Bumps


SKIN LASER RESTYLANE
(all FDA approved)


* BOTOX


80 , ,, ..- e Dee ,-~


with


Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
me$,w~dl:l-tA


7'1rew17 94,


Okeec*oeeaeaial Comei Cenaer


Botanical Cosmeceuticals (Skin Core Products & Sunscreens)
Make Your Botox, Laser & Restylane Appointment Today!


Leland M. Heller, M.D.
1713 Hwy 441 N., Suite E Okeechobee, FL 34972

467-8771




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 7


LaFlam
Continued From Page 1
grandchild expected Dec. 30.
Once the newest is born Capt.
LaFlam and his wife Judy will
have four grandchildren.
"I'm going to enjoy being
around them," he said.
He is also an adjunct profes-
sor at South Florida Community
College in Avon Park and will be
teaching law enforcement hope-
fuls crime scene investigation, as
well as general law enforcement.
Capt. LaFlam began his law
enforcement career in October of
1977 when he went to work at the


OCSO as a corrections officer for
then-sheriff Clayton Williams.
"When I first started, I didn't
know if I wanted to stay in the jail
or go on the road," he recalled.
Once he landed that job,
the Avon Park native moved to
Okeechobee and the rest, as they
say, is history. Despite a three-year
stint with the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office (HCSO), Capt.
LaFlam has spent the remainder
of his law enforcement career in
Okeechobee County.
Capt. LaFlam, 52, has worked
for six different sheriffs and points
to former Okeechobee top cops
John Collier and O.L. Raulerson
as having a profound influence


on how he does his job.
"A lot of young officers missed
a lot by not working with John
Collier or O.L. Raulerson," he
said. "John Collier was a very
special man. He taught you a lot
about how to treat people. He
commanded respect, but taught
you that you earn respect."
As he looks back at his former
bosses, he also recalls an unsolved
murder case that still haunts him
-- the Larry Greenberger murder
in the mid 80s.
"We weren't able to build a
case on the individual we be-
lieved responsible," he said. "I
hope it will be (solved). It will
take a fresh set of eyes and it will


A quick fix for the busy mom


Tammy Verano created this
recipe out of necessity. Raising
three children, home schooling
them, driving them to 4-H and
church activities, and working
from home as an interior decora-
tor and Pampered Chef keep her
very busy.
The Veranos have lived in
Okeechobee for the past 11
years and Mrs. Verano has home
schooled her children for the
past five years. Believing that a
family should eat at least one
meal a day as a family, and hav-
ing meals that everyone will en-
joy is important for every family
member. "Sometimes you just
have to create a dish from what
you have on hand. Creativity in
the kitchen helps put a meal on
the table."
This recipe was originally giv-
en to her as a substitute for stuff-
ing. Unfortunately, it included
apples and green peppers which
several members of her family
didn't like.
She recreated the recipe by
taking out what her family didn't
like and adding things they do. "I
have a bad habit of not following
recipes as written. I also like to


make new things from leftovers.
I have made this dish several
times and brought it to pot luck
dinners. Now everyone asks me
to bring it to their pot luck din-
ners.
It was one of my recipes
that my
brother jfj
who died
last year
always
loved. ; 4
He'd re-
quest I'd make it for him when-
ever he came to visit. Now every
time I make it I think of him
and smile." It can be used as a
main dish, side dish, or even to
stuff meats. It will go with pork
chops, chicken, or even stuffing
a turkey.
Utensils needed: 2 small
pots, 1 large pot, large bowl,
large slotted spoon
Sausage and Wild Rice
Stuffing
1 box Uncle Ben's Long Grain
Wild Rice
1 lb. ground mild sausage
(Tammy prefers Jimmy Dean)


2 cups prepared white rice
1/2 cup chopped onions (you
can use more if you like)
2 cups sliced fresh mush-
rooms
Prepare wild rice by follow-
ing instructions on the box.
Set aside. Prepare white rice
set aside. In large pot brown
the sausage and onion. When
browned remove from pot and
put in bowl. In same pot, saut6
the mushrooms until browned.
Pour the sausage onion mix-
ture, and the prepared rices into
the large pot with mushrooms.
Toss with large spoon until well
mixed. Serve as is or let cool and
stuff into meat.
Dear readers, I am looking for a
recipe for Divinity. A dear friend of
mine recently celebrated his 80th
birthday and requested this des-
sert. I have made several attempts,
but he says it's nor the same as he
remembers how his deceased wife
used to make it. The texture is right,
but the taste is off somehow. Hav-
ing not had this in the past, I have
nothing to compare It with. Do you
have an old Divinity recipe or any
other recipe that you would like
to share? Please call Okeechobee
News or e-mail me at kitchentalk@
yahoo.com. Thankyou, Heather.


take someone with enthusiasm to
take it over."
At a retirement party Tuesday,
Dec. 30, Sheriff Paul May com-
plimented Capt. LaFlam on his
professionalism and his dedica-
tion to both the department and
Okeechobee County.
"Dale has served the citizens
of Okeechobee County well and
faithfully. He strives for perfec-
tion and it shows in the detectives
he supervises," the sheriff told a
packed Okeechobee County Civic
Center. "This office was lucky to
have him all these years. He could
have gone to a bigger department
and made more money but he
loves Okeechobee and has con-
tributed greatly to the safety of
this community and to making
our office what it is today. Dale


LaFlam will be greatly missed."
Maj. Stephen echoed the sher-
iff's sentiment.
"The department will miss his
knowledge and expertise in the
field of investigation, crime scene
investigation and interrogation,"
said the major. "He'll always be a
part of our family."
And, Capt. LaFlam will miss
his second family.
"I'll miss the people I work
with -- the camaraderie," he said.
"Even though we're a big agency,
we're still a family. I'm going to
miss that."
As for the job itself, Capt.
LaFlam said he'll miss all facets.
"I enjoyed all aspects of it," he
said. "And when you have detec-
tives as tenacious as these are, be-
ing a supervisor is a breeze."


When asked what advice he
had for young cops, Capt. LaFlam
deliberated for some time before
answering.
"The only thing I could say is
do your job with enthusiasm, and
treat people the way you would
want to be treated," he replied.
Sitting at his desk with box-
es, filled with years and years of
memories, piled around him the
captain paused briefly to reflect
on his law enforcement career.
"This job, if you don't like it,
it's hell," he said. "If you do like it,
it's a blast."
And even after 31 years of
wearing a badge, the look on
his face made it clear that Capt.
LaFlam still enjoys the job.


C i t agency in Florida during the last nancial disclosures, if applicable.
r St four years. The applicant can also submit
Continued From Page 1 The applicant is also asked if a separate resume and additional
She has been a registered lobbyist references, if so desired.
asked if he has ever held any kind at any level of government during After the application forms are
of government position before. the past five years. reviewed by the governor's staff,
In addition, the form asks if The applicant is asked to be the governor makes a selection.
the applicant or his immediate honest and list any reason he Post your opinions in the Public
family has had any type of busi- would not be able to attend fully Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
ness or contractual relations with to the duties of the position. Ap- Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
any state or local government plicants are also asked to make fi- atpgawda@newszap.com.


LAW omczES
N -DIVORCE -CUSTODY
-CHILD SUPPORT
GLENN I. SNEaDER, LC -ADOPTION -ALIMONY
200 S 9th Street -PATERNITY -MODIFICATION
Okeechobee, 5F 34924 -DEPENDENCY
www. snoitdodlaw.com -
ww. sme delaw.cm -PROPERTY SETTLEMENT
863-467-6570 SE HABLA ESPANOL

-GENERAL LITIGATION
-FELONIES -MISDEMEANORS -ENE LITION N
-DUI/DWLS -JUVENILE
-FORECLOSURES
-DRUG OFFENSES -APPEALS -QUIET TITLE
-PROBATION VIOLATIONS ET
-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE -CONTRACTS
-SUBROGATIONS


CALLQPRO


When You Need A Service, Call A Professional!


Serving the entire lake
area for nearly


25"Y
'uurrocus is Io0 aKe you umifofla3e

467-1545
St Lic. CAC029420


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
CONSTRUCTION
Kitchen & Bath Renovations
Additions
STop Of The Line Wood Cabinets


NEALLOING
CONSTRUCT101
CALL FOR .ES.IM.
TERM AVAILABLE
863-357-33
877-511-06;


13
24 toll free


Debbie Davies
Realtor CBS
697-1280
* State Lic. Interior Designer
* Real Estate Sales & Rentals
* Interior Design Consultation

i larger llalbilBtate


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com


F41 *,IoI lel ] k IIiSt l
EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning r Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7/24 SERVICE
KOR OUK CUblIOMER
208 SW 5 Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CACO42747 CAC014022 CAC057129


HAIR 911
HAIR EXTENSIONS
INFUSION
(strand by strand)
Sew-In, Bond -In,
Tape-in
Eye Lashes
Perms & Cuts
Hair Piece Styling
Barbara Gonzaz
Cos dog 863-357-1270
SO CAP
Ha Extension 863-610-2050
Ceried Specast



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com


p(*IE] :yl*eoJ .:t: I hi:ll []
FLORIDA DEPAURMENT OF

OF,,,!U.fl
HEALTH]
I Need Help To Quit Smoking? P
Let US Help YOu Today
Nicotine Patch, Gum & Lozenges At
No Cost To You!
Qilt Sleig Nle Classe
When: Every Wednesday (Quarterly)
Where eeCunty Publc Library206 SW 16' St
Time 5 30 pm 6 30pm
Phone. (863) 462-5781


4f':I kIs] J]iM] l M [em
Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
763-7073 cA,262

I 0e2l II\II [cll i] 1 ;V l l
TOTAL QUALITY CLEANING
"one call cleans it all"
windows powerwashing
carpets auto
tiles minor water damage
upholstery move-inlmove-out

Call for Free Estimates
561-386-6430
Serving Okeechobee and West Palm Beach
REFERENCES, OVER 15 YEARS EXP.
Lic. #8635 Com/Res. Ins. Bonded
owe] moIti] =1 ^-ql lEO] o


Publix.
WH ERE ESHO P IP NG IS N pG A SURE
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com



BILL KEENE
LICENSED
REAL ESTATE
BROKER-ASSOCIATE
OFFICE MANAGER
863-634-6797

104 NW 7th Ave.
Cor ner of SR 70 West
& NW 71 Avnue
Bobb Tucker, Lie RE Broker
Webs te www.tucker-group.com



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or e-mail
okeeadsales@newszap.com


:41*lfo1 ] l]hi II[o 11

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

We Service All Brands
1 yr guarantee on repl. parts
24/7 Emergency Service
FREE estimates
Senior citizen discount
763-8391
312 S.W. 2" St. C


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com





Hair Cuts
For The
Entire Family


OPEN: TuIna- 4. Closed 9e. & Mo.
(863) 105 SW3'Ave.
467-0418 Okeechobee



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



SKarns Tractor,.
Bushog Mowing
Overgrown Lots, Fields &
Subdivisions
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Kams (cell: 634-1223)
License #457


Fireol l r hilel[illie
POLAR
Air Conditioning of Okeechobee, Inc.
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
2307 IHw 441 SE Okeechbee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


SCo.mplech
Number #1 onsite computer repair
Pickup and return no charge
Free computer loaners
while you wait
Free Computer Baseline
Evaluation
Fast repairs
Ask for a certified Technician
Call a Comptech tech
772-418-0096



4, Glades Helth Care Ceter
Skilled
Long & Short Term
Care Facility
(74 12, Assistant, C.E.O.
230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834

Other facilities in Galnesvllle & Bradenton
Visit our website at www.floridacare.net


Vicki Antterson

associate
CelC
634-4106



Patna L. Goolsby Lic Real Estate Broker



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com





Okeechobee's Computer
Service & Sales Specialist
* Repairs Optimization *
* Upgrades Virus Eradication
* FREE Pickup FREE Delivery '
* FREE Estimates Call Dean Jamison



EP.Lt[


0CHOL%
PLUMBING
Residential and Commercial
Sales, Service and New
Construction
24 Hour Emergency Service
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
863-763-6461
License #CFCO 22585


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



Newman Travel
Full Service Travel Agency
863-634-7354
863-763-2650
Give the Gift of Memories
to Last a Lifetime
M-W-F 10am to 3pm or by appt.
202 NE 2nd St # 6
Behind CYS





8 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Budget
Continued From Page 1
At their regular meeting on
Dec. 19, near the end of the first
quarter of the new fiscal year,
commissioners revisited the bud-
get. Deputy county administra-
tor Robbie Chartier presented
a gloomy financial picture. She
reported that ad valorem taxes
were coming in slower than an-
ticipated, including income from
state revenue sharing programs.
Also down was the gas tax, small
county surtax and interest rev-

a&


enues.
She estimated a $12.4 million
shortfall in anticipated revenues.
To make matters worse, Mrs.
Chartier reported that reserves
could not be relied upon to make
up the difference. She said total
reserves currently made up 21
percent of the budget and audi
tors did not want reserves to dip
below 20 percent.
As a means of cuttings costs,
commissioners discussed rescind
ing the 3 percent raise which was
set to go into effect Jan. 1. How-
ever, they voted to keep the raise
intact.
While their problems were not


410 *
a a


0 hO



S"Copynrighted material

SSyndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


as great, city budget planners also
faced a struggle.
City council members eventu-
ally approved a $10,806,255 bud-
get that was 11 percent less than
the previous budget. This budget
contained up to a 5.5 percent pay
increase for city employees.
Employees could receive up
to a 1.5 percent merit bonus,
depending on their evaluations.
They got a 2 percent increase
in base pay on Oct. 1, when the
new budget went into effect, and


Census
Continued From Page 1
to take part can register at www.
employflorida.com.
During the registration process,
hopeful participants will meet
with a counselor to set a schedule
to take a qualification test at the
center. The test evaluates poten-
tial candidates for such traits as:
detail orientation; alphabetizing
skills; basic clerical skills; basic
math skills; following directions;
and, common sense.
The positions are being as-
signed regionally and officials are
trying to assign individuals to ar-
eas where they live so they know
the assigned neighborhoods. This


CHOOSE


an additional one time 2 percent
bonus in January.
The city budget is financed in
large part by an ad valorem tax
millage rate of 6.7432.
One mil equals $1 in taxes for
every $1,000 of assessed property
value.
Even though that millage was
less than the previous rate of
6.5010, due to the decrease in
property values and increase in
homestead exemption the high-
er millage rate was expected to

helps the Census to ascertain ac-
curate information.
You must have two forms of
identification in order to complete
the qualification testing. This can
also be established by an Ameri-
can passport. Qualified candi
dates must also have their own
reliable transportation and valid
insurance. Qualified candidates
must also have no felony convic
tions.
Mileage will be reimbursed at
$.58 a mile. Full- and part-time
positions are available and many
people work for census posi-
tions during off hours while they
work their regular full-time jobs
as well.
The expected wage is $11 to
$12 an hour.
Once the census makes their


LOVE


bring in less revenue.
However, as with the county
budget, there were some unex-
pected events during budget dis-
cussions.
Councilman Dowling Watford
proposed a millage rate of 6.2432.
That millage rate was calculated
to provide a balanced budget
with no cost of living increase to
employees. It would only fund a
1.5 percent merit increase. That
proposal died for lack of a sec-
ond.

selections, they will contact the
individuals picked. Those work-
ers will then participate in an ori
entation in February, 2009.
The initial training sessions
only allow for 20 individuals per
session, so Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) Supervisor
Donna Bognar is encouraging
those interested to sign up as
quickly as possible. The sessions
begin Monday, Jan. 5.
By applying for the census
jobs a person is also added to
the www.employflorida.com
web-site where they can get help
working on their resume and do
their own job searches. Employ-
ers are also on this site and search
for potential employees on a reg-
ular basis -- even if someone has
not applied for their position.


Mr. Watford then proposed
leaving the millage rate at last
year's rate, 6.5010. With that
millage rate, proposed salary in-
creases would be kept intact and
approximately $82,800 would
have to be taken from reserves to
balance the budget.
Even though this motion got a
second, Mr. Watford was the only
councilman who voted for it.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.
The Workforce Solutions Cen-
ter has computers that are used
solely for job searching. There
are no time limits unless there are
many people waiting. There also
is no charge for any service they
provide that includes copying,
printing and faxing resumes.
The Workforce Solutions Cen-
ter also promotes training oppor-
tunities and the possibility of go-
ing back to school, as well as how
to fund schooling.
There are also numerous
workshops and other activities
such as the Professional Place
ment Network and the Work Cer-
tified program that are open to
everyone.
For more information, stop by
the center or call Mrs. Bognar at
863-462-5350, ext. 113.


BIG LAKE HOSPICE has been a wonderful
choice for my mother and us Mother is
able to continue living at home with the
care she needs, They have done more
than care for her, they have shown love
and compassion forourwhole family
Big Lake Hospice is not just about dying-
it is more about living and coping with a
terminal illness of someone you love.
-JuDeane Garrert
Daughter of Mary Helen



BIG LAKE
HOSPICE
Your Hometown Choice

o707 354 3 Hwy441 S, Okeechobee. FL 34974 wwwBigLakeHospice org


ilj ;4


OPEN MRI

OF OKEECHOBEE
Wwidmammaswsls~isemmadnaigi


W]'I k I. iVl=.Zl =J 4e-l..i ;I-iIJ l{cj 4 X

p. Announcing
Philip W. Moyer, M.D.
T General and Vascular Surgery
(Relocating from Oklahoma to join the
staff at Raulerson Hospital)
Specializing in:
*Laparoscopic Abdominal
Surgery
*Skin cancer procedures
*Breast Cancer procedures
*Vascular Surgery
-Hernia Repair
-Minimally invasive thoracic
surgery
*Vascular access for kidney
failure
Philip W. Moyer, M.D. *Thyroid and other endocrine
Diplomate American Board surgical procedures
of General Surgery Varicose vein surgery

Accepting New Patients
(863) 357-0045
245 NE 19th Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34972


Masood Hashmi, M.D.
General Adult Neurology
Specializing in the treatment of
Parkinson's Disease, Seizures, Multiple
Sclerosis, Migraines, Peripheral Neuropathy
and Dementia
Special Interest in Treatment of
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome


(863)* 4670974


DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN UROLOGY
Specializing n:
A* DULT & PEDIATRIC UROLOGY


BLADDER & KIDNEY INFECTIONS
*IMPOTENCFIMPLANTS
NO SCALPEL VASECTOMY
215 N.E. 19th Dr. Okeechobee (863) 763-0217

-3 =:r m :1-1 :L .tiJ Lll : t I [: [e*lrl f
We Love to Care...
Family Owned & Operated, providing care to elderly citizens of
Okeechobee and surrounding counties since December 1984
Rehab Therapy Available 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
Physical Therapy Long-Term Care Available
Occupational Therapy Secure Dementia/Alzheimer's Unit
Speech Therapy Dietician-Planned Meals
Out-Patient Therapy Stimulating Daily Activities





Advertising is the

key to a successful

business!

Call 763-3134 Today!


Evening and Satur da


James E. Bradfield, MD FACOG
Gynecology e Board Certified

Menopausal
Disorders
Endometriosis
Incontinence
Infertility
Menstrual
Abnormalities
Sterilization
Laser Surgery
Minimally
Invasive Surgery

Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net


863-763-8000
1713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F, Okeechobee


6la es health Care Center
Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility


I,'4


*Specialized Wound Care
-Full Time Medical Director
-Dialysis Support
Alzheimer's Support Groups
-Intravenous Therapy
WIjI IM


-Resident & Family Council Groups
-Specialized HIV Care
* Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
-24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
-Therapeutic Activities


Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O *
230 South Barfield Highway Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561 FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton Visit our website at www.floridacare.net


Th : ie 208- 09 kecoe New Meial Inomto Gud isa availa.l a

asti intraciv sit to brws ahog grice gn advrie et on au upae Ne sa C. 6 .


SE A I M Y IP.&


A detrlefaec
863-3570084


F OP CNS U


I




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9



Church holds Southern Gospel concert


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, 8 Cypress St. N.E., will
have a New Year's Eve Ser-
vice at 7 p.m. with a fellowship
to follow. On Sunday, Jan. 4 at
8:30 a.m. the church will begin
Early Morning Worship Service.
Sunday school is at 9:45 with the
Morning Worship Service at 11
a.m. Discipleship training is at 6
p.m. on Sundays with Evening
Worship to follow at 7 p.m.
Brian Free and Assurance
will be in con-
cert Saturday,
Jan. 3 at 6 p.m.
at Treasure Is-
land Baptist
Church, 4209
U.S. 441 S.E.
A love offering
will be received. Brian
For more infor- Free
mation call 863-
763-7113 or 863-763-0550.
Brian Free and Assurance
have one purpose...to share the
love and saving grace of Jesus
Christ through music. That is
their calling and it is something
that they do not take lightly. They
have a sincere desire to see the
lost saved and lives restored and
renewed.
Since 1982, Brian has been at
the forefront of Southern Gos-
pel Music, first joining Gold City
Quartet and then going on to


Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap com
form his own group. Assurance.
Southern Gospel Music has al-
ways been Brian Free's first love.
He has enjoyed tremendous suc-
cess in his musical carer, but his
first priority as well as the first
priority of his fellow members,
has been and always will be their
families.
Brian is married to his high
school sweetheart, Pam. They
have two sons, Ricky and Bryce.
Their oldest son, Ricky, and his
wife, Kelly, live in Henderson,
TN and he is currently a session
leader and producer in Nashville,
Tenn.
Lead singer Bill Shivers and his
wife, Michelle, have two beauti-


The Law Office Of Gerald Lefebvre
S Personal Injury Trial Attorney
SVoted a "Super Lawyer" by his peers in 2007,
according to the Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
Awarded an "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-
Hubbell (highest rating)
( State and Nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer '
Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Hb m p oi8 -33


ful daughters, Brittany and Sarah Dome in
Elizabeth. They reside in Temple. the stage
Ga. Singing baritone is Derrick in Nashv
Selph. He and his wife, Jennifer, torium o
live in Villa Rica, Ga. Rounding they will
out the group is bass singer Jere- that touc
my Lile. Jeremy was awarded the lives and
2008 Horizon Individual Award at the Gosp
the The Singing News Fan Award Peaci
Show. He and his wife, Nikkie, 740 N.W
live in Maryville, Tenn. new sm;
Fans have honored Brian by 4 at 9:15
voting him Favorite Male Singer in Him"
as well as voting him Favorite restores
Tenor Singer a record eight times run dow
through the years, Their album der rest
"4 God So Loved" was named the group
Favorite Album but most recently enter int
they were honored to receive a planned
Dove Award for Southern Gospel Universit
Recorded Song with "Long As I at the ch
Got King Jesus." Jan. 12
Whether singing at the Alamo is for yo'





LOSI

I with HYPNOSIS
That's right. Regardless of your past expe
ing to lose weight, YOU HAVE OUR GUA
I THAT YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT withoi
without going on a diet or your mor
Tonight you will experience
designed to eliminate unwanted
reduce your consumption of sweets, a
the impulsive/compulsive eating
With Our Method of Clinical Hypnosis,
a deep, relaxed state of hypnosis where
awake, aware and ALWAYS IN C0
You'll leave refreshed, feeling good.
SBut will it work for me It doesn't matter
weight you have to lose or how long yo
trying to lose it, this program is designed
START LOSING WEIGHT IMMEC
and gain control over your eating! It's
so you can lose 30 Ibs, 50 Ibs ever
quickly and safely. Over 500,000 pe
attended our Lose Weight With Hypnosis
m It can work for you try it
a -


San Antonio, Texas or on
Sof the Grand Ole Opry
ille, Tenn., or a city audi-
r a rural country church,
continue making music
:hes people's hearts and
I tells the good news of
el.
e Lutheran Church,
.23rd Lane, is starting a
all group study on Jan.
a.m. It is titled "Resting
and is about the rest that
body and soul. Are you
n? Over committed? Un-
d? Just plain tired? Join
ip to discover how to
o the rest that God has
for us. Financial Peace
y classes will be offered
urch beginning Monday,
at 6 p.m. This program
u if your credit cards are


rience try-
RANTEE
ut hunger,
ley back.
hypnosis
cravings,
nd break
habit.
you enter
e you are
3NTROL.
how much
u've been
ed so you
)IATELY
designed
n 120 Ibs
ople have
seminars.
I
I-'


Y
Y
v
v
r
n
h


your emergency fund, you have
to sell your house to put your
kids through college and stocks,
bonds and mutual funds are
friends you haven't met. Finan-
cial Peace University is a biblically
based program that helps you get
control of your financial situation.
It has already helped thousands
of Americans take control of their
finances and develop a plan to be
better managers of the financial
resources God has given them.
Dave Ramsey's program will help
you get control of your finances.
Drew Achong, Peace Lutheran
Director of Youth and Family will
facilitate these classes.
The Vineyard of Okeecho-
bee, 1060 N.W 113th Drive, will
be hosting a revival Jan. 4-7 at 7
p.m. each evening. The speaker
will be Evangelist Eddie Mirelez of


Okeechobee
Mon, January 5
7:00 pm to 9:45 pm


ONLY
$5999


Holiday Inn COMPLETE
3101 US Hwy 441S
(Across from the Flea Market)
Ronald Gorayeb
Register at door 6:00 pm 7:00 pm Hypnotistd
Cash, Check, Visa/MC, AmEx "Over 500,000 people have
www.triml23.com attended our hypnosis seminars.
"This isthe easiest thingl've everyone. In2 Designed to work for you just as it
months, I lost 3sizes andby5 months 41/2 has for all these people":
sizesfbratotalof63lbs."DebbieKersh, Tx* Roy Stripling(Lujkin, TX) lost 99 lbs in
rOU HAVE OUR WRITTEN GUARANTEE 8 months; Elaine Burrows (Liverpool,
rOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT: Lose all the NY) lost 130 lbs in 13 months; Debbie
weight you want. If you ever want Kersh (Ft Worth, TX) lost 63 lbs in 5
enforcement, you may attend any of our mCt lost sO Pbs; Donnt JGa con ,
eight loss seminars free, or if you are (Centrali, WA)lost351 bsin21/2mo.*
otfullysatisfiedwithourprogram,youmay Corporate on-site seminars & group
ave a full refund up to 45 days of this discounts are available:1-800-786-7123
ar JQs rt losing St I -980N nmdiduai results
EF kn- Fll


Three Rivers, Tenn. Music will be
by the Singing Rays of Okeecho-
bee. For more information call
610-0157 or 610 3664.
A devotional weight-loss pro-
gram will begin new classes on
Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 9 to 11
a.m. at His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W. 28th St. Registration for this
program will be Jan. 6 9. These
classes will continue through
April. Additional information may
be obtained by calling 467-6330.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
okeenews@newszap.com or call
Pete Gawda at 863 763-3134, ex-
tension 4225.


Albert Bravo, M.D.

Internal Medicine &

Gastroenterology (GI)
Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Diseases of the Digestive System
Endoscopy Colonoscopy

Treating conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small
intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder and the biliary system.





,14 i1 l JAi Ma to] KoIcY"


IfY

Reduce
For

Skin

Why
Every 67 minutes son
Regular exams by a Board C








N


'ou Could

Your Risk


Developing

Cancer,

Not Do It?


seone dies from Melanoma.
certified Dermatologist are crucial.



nathan Sanders, M.D., J.D.



Tim oannides,M.D.


www.tcdermatology.com


I-[LOVVStg OFTHE
f-, Alll[- k~o l'


AMRIA SOCET





6 Sftliac ted*




OKEECHOBEE~l W


_ TREASURE COAST DERMATOLOGY
Specializing in the Treatment ofSkin Cancer


i ake Cancer Center Coastal Cyberknife &
Big .Lake Cancer Center Radiation Oncology
1115 N.PantttAve Okeechobee, FL 34972 550 S US Hwy 1 Ft Pierce, FL 4982
(863) 467-9500 (772) 293-0377


You Need


Ramesh Kumar, MD
William Crook, MD
Julie Santelli, MD


a Second


Opinion Now! Before

It's Too Late...

Talk to the experts at
Big Lake Cancer
Center and Coastal
Cyberknife and
Radiation Oncology.


Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
Learn about Cyberknife Radiation Technology that emphasizes:
1. Increased cancer control rates compared to conventional technology
2. Ease of Treatment
3. Fewer visits due to shorter course of therapy
4. Safety with less side effects
Expert radiation doctors with the most experience are always available to
address your every need. Free transportation is available. If you are cur-
rently being treated with radiation, call us and we will perform a free eval-
uation and offer an unbiased opinion. Radiation therapy does not have to
be scary anymore with the the best combination of expert physicians and
world class cutting edge technology right here, just a phone call away.
Together we can win the battle against cancer.. .today!


L


f


Advertising in the
Okeechobee News

It's a Bright Idea!


Call today at 763-3134


Th* 0 2 9 ia l I

as tiine actv site m'o,". e *nog arice an gdetse et gn sou upae *esa ae


" WEIGu

100% Written Guarantee





10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008


EJ' Three weeks FREE.
ht1M


www.newszap.com
click on classified


/ For Legal Ads:
legalads@newszap.com
/ For All Other Classified Ads:
classads@newszap.com


..f's Easyl


/ Monday Friday am 5 p.


/ Wednesday
11 a.m. Tuesday for Wednesday publication
/ Friday
11 a.m Thursay for Friday publication
/ Sunday
Friday 10 a m for Sunday publication



* All personal items under $5,000
ABSOLUTELY FREE!
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per issue


lnouncemelils



Important Information' Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, pease noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 correct
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bilty for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publishers
approval The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reflect any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement' All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment
These cassifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. in all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1 800 220 5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



DOG female, black, vic. of 98
& 70, near Speck Restaurant
on Christmas Day. Call to
describe (863)697-8656


TERRIER MIX male, black,
older, green/brown collar
w/red rabies tag, vie of SE
8th Ave. (863)467-9272
Family Pet, REWARD


CATS Free to a good home
2 Beautiful cats Neutered
and shots current. Leave a
message if no answer.
(863)467-4994
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Can-
cer Info wwwIubcf.info FREE
Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964
FREE CUR dog Female 1 1/2
yr cur dog Needs lots of
room to run Good with kids
(863)634-4766
FREE TO GOOD HOME 1,fe-
male dachshund mix 9 mos
old no shots 1, female 11
mos old, pit bull has shots.
(863)801-5462
FREE TO GOOD HOME-Male-
Short hair mix, needs a yard
to run, about 10 months
old (863)467-0222
SHED 1977, metal, 810 sq.
ft., to be removed from lot,
can be reassembled or sold
forscrap (561)697-1821


Tall Guy- Secure, Profes, To
meet Attractive Gal or Cou-
ples for Dining, Traveling,
etc. Call (863)946-3123


Run your ad STATEWIDE and
SAVE $$$1 Run your classi-
fied ad in over 100 Florida
newspapers reaching over 4
MILLION readers for $475 -
that is less than $4 per
newspaper Call this news-
paper or (866)742-1373 for
more details or visit:
www. florida-class -
fieds corn
Shop here first!
The classified ads


Speca Noice 0


* *m


A CASTLE
CASTLE The Parenting
CA TL Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call (863) 467-7771


Em poyment -
Fu-Job ime 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




HEALTHCARE
SPECIALIST

Llncare, leading national res-
piratory company seeks
Healthcare Specialist Re-
sponsibilities Disease Man-
agement Program, clinical
evaluations, equipment set-
up & education Be the doc-
tor's eyes in the home
setting. RN, RRT, CRT li-
censed as applicable. Great
personality with strong work
ethic needed Competitive
salary, benefits & career
paths. Drug Free Workplace,
EOE. Please fax resume to
Angel, 863-763-5191 or call
(863)763-7337



BUSY MEDICAL PRACTICE
Seeking part time licensed
xray technician Drop off re-
sume at 312 NW 51h St.
Okeechobee or call
(863)467-7084



Driver- Join PTL today Com-
pany drivers earn up to 40
cpm. 1/2cpm increase every
60K miles. Average 2,800
miles/week CDL-A required
www pt-inc corn Call
(877)740-6262
DRIVERS-ASAPI Sign-On Bo-
nus 35-41cpm Earn over
$1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR
(877)258-8782 wwwmel-
tontruck cor
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT Placed by adSource not
affiliated w/USPS who hires.
Call (866)713-4492.
Trainers Wanted 50 yr old
Distribution Company look-
ing for online trainers. Teach
over the internet, Flexible
hours, work from home
www FutureFreedom net

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




100% RECESSION PROOF! Do
you earn $800 in a day? 25
Local Machines and Candy
$9,995 (888)629-9968
B02000033 CALL US We
will not be undersold!
$3,000 to $7000 Weekly Po-
tential Returning Phone
Calls. Full Tra ning and Sup-
port 24/7 NO Selling NO
Products NO MLM
(866)391-3048 www iv-
ercheasycom
ENTREPRENEURS WANTED
$1000 per day by simply re-
turning phone calls No sell-
ing. Not MLM. Discover
Financial Freedom From A
Powerful and Proven Busi-
ness Activity
(888)248-5559 Highway-
ToAbundance.com


Every website needs one.
New technology, easy sell
$399 to start includes your
own website. See a demo.
Go to www.CWstart.com
(407)375-6505 Dan

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offere415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425
License #36Ѧi

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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill DirtiShell 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, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Lines & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





CONDENSER UNIT 2 1/2 ton -
2005 Trane 2.5 ton con-
denser I can install for $200
$850 (863)673-0920


LARGE ANTIQUE Coffee Table
$250. One small antique end
table $50. (863)763-5501
SINGER SEWING machine -
Singer sewing machine with
cabinet/table, good condi-
tion $100 (863)467-5299


DRYER, MAYTAG Electric,
good condition, $50
(772) 971-9474
FRIDGIDARE- Side by side re-
frigerator, ice/water in door,
white, 26 cubic ft, works
great $100 (863)763-7983
KITCHEN-AID WASHER and
Dryer Almond color good
condition; electnc; will sell
togetheror separate $175
(863)763-1377
MICROWAVE goldstar $12.
(863)467-4567
STOVE Ge white electric
stove very good condition.
$125 (239)935-9601






HORSE TROUGH Rubber-
maid 50 Gallon. $40/firm.
(863)675-1138 LaBelle


THREE WHEELED bicycle -
$75 (863)467-4567



"BUILDING SALE!"..."ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT
NEXT INCREASE 25X40
$5,190 30X50 $6,390
35X60 $8,990, 40X60
$12,700. 60X100 $33,600.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer
Steel (800)372-8053



PLASTIC CULVERT 30 inch
by 20ft cash $450
(863)634-2303


-l^^^^


Micllnos 05


Photogra h


Florida Photo

IDs

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


STORKCRAFT ASPEN BABY
CRIB -
3 in 1 crib with drawer & mat-
tress $100 (863)763-7983




$150/neg. (863)612-1211
FOOTBALL CARDS
3000+cards variety of years
great gift $75
(863)634-2131
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


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


BRAND NEW Sleeper Sofa -
Pottery Barn style tan/blue
linen stripes' $400/or best
offer (863)357-5773
CHAISE CHAIR & Christmas
houses chair seats 2 peo-
ple easy, good cond
$100.00 obo. 10 christmas
houses w/ alot of ace.
$4000 obo $140/or best
offer (863)357-2816
(863)447-0965
COMPUTER ARMOIRE Wrap
around doors with lots of
storage LaBelle $35
(863)517-1663
DARK BLUE courderoy lazy
borecliner 2 years old,Ex-
cellent shape $125
(863)675-1999
DINING ROOM table, 4 arm-
chairs & buffet Excellent
cond. must sell $250/or
best offer (863)677-1208
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
for 32" TV All wood, storage
drawers/glass door, $200
(863)357-4532
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
storage space.draw-
er shelves.LaBelle $30.
(863)517-1663
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS Kenkopad, cost
$400 new, will take $100,
like new (772)971-9474






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








BLUE FOX Fur- size 8,cleaned
& 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


RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, PISTOLS
(30) Remington, Rugers,
rownings, S&W, Fox,
$5000 or sell sep
(863)532-9881 Okeechobee


7MM MAUSER Carbine Bolt
Action Military Sporterized
Rifle, Ft Pierce $200
(772)461-8822
M1A RIFLE Springfield Ar-
mory M1A. Never fired pr
ban. $1600/neg.
(863)673-3893
SHOT GUN Browning, A2000
12 gage mag, Automatic
Like new Only shot 2x's
$340 (863)612-1211



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion, no dvd $60
(863)675-1999
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE EX-
CELLENT CONDITION LO-
CATED IN OKEECHOBEE.
MANUALS INCLUDED.
$1000. (863)634-0099



AUTO INFLATING AIR BED -
Plug in fill w/air, instant bed
Like New $100.
(863)357-6190



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




FREE
HEARING TEST
Set for Senior
Citizens

OBeltone
neldi h lrl hear h1ler
86.763-7
3268 US Hy 441S

BLUE ELECTRIC Recliner lift
chair $350. Great
shape (863)697-0143
Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L Ron Hubbard
Price $2000 Order Now
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
(813)872-0722


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
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, wwwCen-
tura0nline corn
BRAND NEW- 2 sheets of
foam rubber in plastic
3x55x78 $50. Each
(863)763-8761
MASSAGER Brookstone, 5
spds. of intensity. Adaptor
for auto use Like new $40
(863)763-7609 Okee
NEW WELDE champion
10,000v 12hp Koler motor
$2,700 (863) 840-0505
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS $18-$20/HR
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL08.


Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


* Key West I/I Furnished Cottage Dade County Pine Hardwood
Floors adorable wrap around porch on Taylor Creek
Cute 2/1 fully furnished, seen porch ovelooks huge Cypress
trees Private & quiet right on Taylor Creek
Gorgeous setting on Taylor Creek, 2bd/ba, fully furnished, washer
dryer. Huge fenced in backyard-Concrete boat ramp.
Beautiful sunsets with this 2/2 on wide rim canal, tile floors -
washer/dryer, huge storage shed, big fenced yard. Tropical setting.

B in AFLW ^i 1 .11


STAINLESS STEEL prop -
Used uickSilver, 23 pitch,
off of 135HP Merc $125/or
best offer (863)634-9339
TANK-100-250 gallon, it had
potato defoamer in it. It is
non hazardous $100/or best
offer (863)634-9339
WOOLEY SHED 14 X 22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg (863)697-3108


BIRD CAGE 21x32x36h steel
blue w/rolling stand. Total H
w/stand 62". great cond.
$100 (863)634-9861
CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girs $0
(863)228-7792
KITTENS Free kittens to good
home. Calico/Females $0.
(863)634-6143


LAB MIX PUPPIES
blocky heads &
temperament,
(863)634-0822


- black, big
feet, good
$30.


PITBULL Blue, Male, 3 yrs.
old. Great guard dog. Not
good w/kids $200 neg Good
home only 863-634-7892



JACUZZI like new, 7' square,
cover, heater & lights, $1500
(863)675-3424



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


COMPOUND BOW BASS PRO
UIVERARROWS 60
LBS.31"PULL.LIKE NEW.
$125. (863)763-4588
MOUNTED FLA WHITE TAIL
DEER HEAD w/ wooden
back, $85 (863)946-3123
PAINTBALL GUNS (2) lots of
accessones $175
863)697-3280 or
8630357-0500


SANYO W/REMOTE 24" Ex-
cellent condition. Has
video/game inputs. $100.
(863)532-9634
SONY WEGA 32" High Def TV
It's 2yrs old Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-1884
TELEVISION 52" Phillips & En-
ter Center 74"Hx102"W,
holds TV, $650 for all or sell
sep (863)675-8987
Widescreen 56 inch TV and
Playstation 2 $500.
(863) 517-2189

1 1 non


BAND SAW 14 inch band
saw, 4 speed and spare
blades (central machinery)
$300/neg. (863)675-1138
MILLER ECONOMIC WELDING
POWER SOURCE w/tank &
flow meter & foot control,
$1200 (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER Snap-On,
Y555 hi-low, new ead, extra
tips, will cut up to 1/2 inch,
$1100 (863)697-9704
PRESSURE CLEANER pres-
sure cleaner with Honda en-
gine, Like new condition.
200. (863)467-5299


AIR HOCKEY Table Full Size -
Like New-Played on only a
few times. Includes Every-
thing! $100. (863)357-5773


DVD RECORDER New Pana-
sonic Records, Erases &
Plays DVD's Ft Pierce
$125 (772)461-8822

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Hores 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



MARE- 10 years old, good
with kids $600 OBO
(863)634-9384
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



CHIPPER SHREDDER good
condition, extra drum and
blades $350/or best offer
(863)234-1344
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
ine, runs and cuts great'
35 (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-0188


CATTLE OILER $15
(863)675-0349
FOR SALE-GORGEOUS PAINT
MARE, Quality mini horses
and Fancy chickens/Geese,
Boer Goats (863) 447-0284



LADY PALM Grows well in-
side or outside $21.
(863)675-3741


RrADING A W
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.


o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!


Rentals



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



Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br
$25,000! Only $225/Mo! 3
Br $12,500! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.
IN TOWN 2/2 very clean,
w/d, lawn malnt included,
$800 + $300 sec
(863)634-3572
SPECIAL-MOVE-IN, 1/2
Month Rent for 1st Month
w/$500 Sec. 2/1.5 carpet,
tie, fridge- 1blk N. of Wal-
Mart (863)763-8878
STUDIO APT- Furn, ful bath &
kit, use of deck/boat house
for small boat, heated pool,
ncl eec/cable $850 mo., 1st
& sec., suitable for retirees.
(863)357-1566 rent month
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency
Very clean' $600/mo In-
cludes utilities No pets Call
561-329-8205



KINGS BAY- 2/2 All Applianc-
es $800 mo (836)634-9521
OAK LAKE VILLAS #17- 2/2,
Irg bdrms, W&D ncld,
$800/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec (863)467-5965
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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.
4BR, 2 bath home with 3000
square feet. Great location in
Moultrie, GA Has lots of
upgrades Superb neighbor-
hood' 269,900 Call Norris
Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
AFFORDABLE NEW &
RENOVATED HOUSES. 3/2/2
& 3/1/1, Bring Pets, Lg
yards, 1st month free
(561)723-2226
BASSWOOD 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, $950/mo will take
Section 8 (772)323-4758
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Screen Porch,
Hot Tub W&D, $850 mo
Call for info. 863-634-5236
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. 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep 3624 SE 35th Ave
(239)707-5155
OKEE: 3/1 on '2 ac Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $925 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage C/Air Lazy 7 area
1st, last & sec
863-467-2541
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs. Re-
duced $1000/mo+ Dep only
needed (863)634-9139



WATERFRONT: 2BR, 1V BA
Treasure Island Fenced yd
$765 mo (772) 359-6584
mardelvar@comcast.net.


Create our Own Ads Online


All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Submit Your Free Classified Ad Today

at WWW.NEWSZARCOM Click on Classifieds
Published 3 weeks' in all of our Flonda papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun
SAds will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 11


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 Inspection1 060
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



CROOKED CREEK
Corner Lot. 2.2 acres, $95K
OBO Call Cell
772-530-2095
or 863-467-6399




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.

TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available' Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in US
places to retire Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
66550-5263, Ask About
indication




WANT TO BUY Small house
with apartment or Duplex
Call (863)467-7996


Mobile Homes




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






Lot for Rent- 75 X 110 mobile
home lot, 4415 SE 23rd Ct,
Okeechobee $181 90 month
(863)763-4892 or
(863)763-5419 Anytime




BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent 2/1 apartment Unit
newly remodeled. Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian
Ranch Monthly water, trash
& lawn maintenance includ-
ed. No Pets! $495 Move in
special. M-F (863)467-2982

FENCED 3/4 ACRES- 3/2
DWMH, Lg bedrooms,
Fenced, 2 car carport, Lots
of trees, 2 storage bldgs,
Gazibo, $225. Week $650
Dep (836)634-9990

TREASURE ISLAND 3br, 2ba
dbl wide, waterfront, lake ac-
cess, lyr old, $800/mo
(954)610-5345

TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area No
pets $600/mo, Ist, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230

OKEECHOBEE Db Wide, on
canal, elec boat lift, Ig at-
tached Util Room, Ig Util
shed, golf car, furnished, Exc
cond., 1307 S Parrot, #40,
Riverbend Mob Home Pk,
(217)652-1238


Recreation




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





BULLET 22' BASSBOAT 1997
200hp rude fast hull
80+mph needs work
$3000 (561)261-0658

LOWE PONTOON 1994 -
Large pontoons, 70hp John-
son, runs perfect $3000/or
best offer (863)634-8007

OPEN BOW BOAT, 17 Ft w/
Trailer $300 FIRM
(863)763-0812



COLEMAN POP-UP 1997 -
SLEEPS 7,AC,HEAT,REFRIG
$2500/or best offer.
(863)467-0164


Parts/Repair 40


MOTORHOME-32 Ft. 1999
Coachman-Gas Generator,
Slideout, Good Cond 21k
miles $28,000 OBO Can be
seen at 2347 SE 32nd St.
TCI (863)824-6799 or
561-662-6576




YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
1994 runs good trailer in-
cluded new tires on trailer
$700. (863)801-3899




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a Ford van, bols
on, cost $120 asking $80.
Neg (863)610-0521



HONDA SHADOW SABRE
2001 Haines pipes, saddle
bags 11000 Miles
$5000/neg. (863)697-6054











MANCO 90 CC '04 runs
great, looks great, low hours,
600 neg (863)228-7118
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
SUZUKI 500 VINSON '05 like
new, 696 miles, 4 WD,
winch, trailer, $4500 or best
offer (863)697-1771
YAMAHA BANSHEE 2000, 4
Wheeler, lots of upgraded
parts, also have spare parts.
$4000 Neg. 863-781-1358
Robert



FLEETWOOD DW 2005 2/2
with florida 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 Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070





ACURA VIGOR- 1994,Auto,
167k milespower every-
thing, runs great' $2500
OBO (863)634-4557
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 4
doors, 70,000 original miles,
one owner, everything works
great mpg!!! $200/or best
offer. (863)447-0941
(863)447-0965
HONDA ACCORD 1990 -
Great on gas! Trust worthy
car 2 doors $1200/or best
offer (863)228-7102
Police Impounds! 95 Honda
Civic $500! 96 Toyota Cam-
ry $600' 97 Honda Accord
$7001 for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $5001 96 VW
Jetta $6001 for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1250 "as is"
Neg. (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime



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
GEO PRIZM 1992 4 Door, 5
speed, Toyota Engine, Parts
only $350 Neg
(863)634-7195 Anytime
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 65 ft bedroll
up,clamps on, $150
(863)635-5186
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25,
(863)635-5186
WESTIN BLACK SIDE RAILS
FOR 4 DOOR FORD F250 -
$150/neg, (863)763-6276
(863)801-5115



FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer (863)763-6297
GMC JIMMY- 1990 Full size
4x4, lift kfi, big tires, runs
great $3000 OBO
(863)763-7598
JEEP COMANCHE 1990 -
2WD, 5 speed, runs good
30" buckshot tires $900/or
best offer (863)612-6350


IParts/Repairs404


We are now able to do all phases
of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
give us a try!!!!

ST. LUCIE BATTERY & TIRE
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 wvww.sibt.com


OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up
A-1 condition $100
(863)675-1690



FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior Runs great
$2900 (863)763-8027



UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12 vent,
lights, side, rear doors
2500. (863)634-2303

UTILITY TRAILER-16 FT -2
Axel, New Tires $900 OBO
863-634-2979
WORK TRAILER heavy duty
single axle good work trailer
wood floor $150.
(863)801-3899
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.



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 THE
NINEEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKCOBECOE COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO 2008CP252
IN RE ESTATE OF
EDNAL HERBERT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ETATE
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en
tered in the estate of EDNA L HER-
BERT, deceased RFile Number ,by
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Fouda, Probae Division, he
address o which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee County, Okeecho
bee, Fonda 34972, that the decedent's
date of death was October 21, 2003
tat the total value of the estate is
$74,208 00 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are
Name Address
Mark D Heliert 2793 South R 625 E
Plainield, IN46168
Chris A Herbert 8407 North Meudian
Line Road
Banbndge, IN46105
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
All creditors of te estate of the decedent
and persons having clams or de
mands against t he of the dece-
dent other that tose for whom
provision forull payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must fle their claims with his court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE CEDECNT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of his Noce
is December 24 2008
Person Giving Notice
ThomasG Herbert
7406 North CR100 E
Banbdge, IN 46102
Attorney for Person Giving Notice
Colin M Cameron, Esquire
nda Bar No 270441
200 NE Fourth Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863)763-8600
304979 ON 12/24,31/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2007-CA-15
D & C INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE,
LLC
Plaintiff
vs
JANETTEA DERBY
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 2, 2008,and entered in Case No
2007-CA-156 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circut, in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, wherein D & C IN-
VESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE, LLC, is
the Plaintim and JANETIE A DERBY is
the defendant i wil sell to the highest bid-
der for cash at Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Fonda 34972, on the 21st day of Janu-
ary, 2009 at 11 00 AM. the following
descnbed property as set forh in said F-
nal Judgment, lying and being state in
Okeechobee County, Flonda to-wit
Commencing and beginning at the North-
east corner of said section 9, thence
South 01o 21 43" West, along the East
line of the sad Section 9, a distance of
1563 30 feet to the intersection with te
centerline of an existing dirt grade, con-
tinue along the said centenne, the fol-
lowing courses and distances thence
north 77 31' 34" West, a distance of
108510 feet, thence North 69 35' 41"
West a distance of 1106 63 fee, thence
departing the said centerine, North 00o
00' 00" West, a distance of 898 93 feet
to the intersection of the North line of te
said Section 9, thence Norh 88 49' 34"
East, a distance of 2134 28 feet, to he
Point of Begnmnng Less the Nort 25
feet to the East 200 feet of Section 9,
Township 34 South, Range 34 East,
Okeechobee County, Flonda
NW 72nd Avenue (Vacant Lot ) Okee-
chobee Flonda 34974
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disablties Act, persons requinng a spe-
ial accommodation to participate in tis
proceeding should contact
(863)946-010, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)
or 1-800-955-8770 (V, via Florda relay
Service, not later tan seven (7) days
pnor to the proceeding
DATED this 8th day of December 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Crcul Court
By S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
COLIN M CAMERON, ESo, PA
Attorney for Plantiff
200 NE 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL34972
(863)76038600
304780 ON 12/31/08 & 1/7/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 200B-CA-91
OK Acres. LLC
A Fonda imied ability company,
Plainif
vs
Laaro Sanchez and Raiden Sanchez,
and Yolanda Sanchez,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment dated Novem-
ber 12, 2008, and entered in Case No
2008-CA-91 of the Circud Court of the
19ft Judicial Cicu in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda wherein OK Acres
LLC, a Fonda lmraed ablty company,
s the Plaintif, and Lazaro Sanche
Raiden Sanche, and Yolanda Sanchez
arhe Defendants, I wil sell to the high-
est bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 N W
3rd STREET, JURY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA 34972
at 11 O AM onthe 14th day of January
2009, the allowing described property
as st fort in sad Summary final Judg-
ment to wa
Lot 7 of OK ACRES, as per plat record-
ed in Plat Book 7 Page 29, of e pub
ic records of Okeechobee County,
Florda
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN RE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA disabled
person, who because o their disabilities
need special accommodations to parci-
pate in m proceed ng should contact
Court Administrar no later than seven
days pror to The proceeding or call
1 772 807 4370 IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771 IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955 8770
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
303851 ON 12/31/08.1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUe IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-112
CmMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS
HUMBEFTO GUTIERREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOU E OF HUMBERTO GUTIERREZ,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PART S CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDE AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAME INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ,RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR A IVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOW. PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TERES AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVILS ES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIM NTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE S UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSE SION
DEFENuANT(S)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granaing the Moton to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 24,
2008 entered in Civil Case No
47 200 CA 112 of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Florda, I wil sell to the highest and
best bidder or cash at the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2rd Floor of the OKEE-
CHOBEE Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11 00
am on the 21st day of January 2009
e following described oroerty as set
forth in said Summary ina Judgment,
to-wit
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 28 OF CON-
NERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES) 21, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person clalmm an interest in the
sullus from the safe i anv other
tan the ropert owner as of the date
of Me ls oendens must fle a claim
within 60 days aer the sale
Dated tics 1h day of December, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /sSANDRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT persons
wit dsabliies needing a special ac-
commodaton should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION at 250 NW Country
1-772-807-4370 1-800-955-8771
TDD) or 1 800955 770, via Flonda
Relay Service
DAVID J STERN PA
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324 3920
(954) 233-8000
303859 ON 1231/08 1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-000307-CA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPART-
MENT OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DE-
VELOPMENT F/K/A FARMERS HOME
ADMINISTRATION
Plantif
v
MICHELLE C RUSILKO, /K/A MI-
CHELLE RUSSELL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MICHELLE C RUSTILKO, AK/KA MI-
CHELLE RUSSELL, and all unknown par-
ties claiming by, through under or
against the herein named Defendants,
who are not known to be dead or alve,
whether said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devsee's, grantees, assignees, I-
enors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants, TENANT #1 and/or
TENANT #2, e parties intended to ac-
count for the person or persons in pos-
session
Defendants


Notce is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on November 21
2007, and the Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered on November
18, 2008, in his cause, in the Circuit
Court of OKEECHOBEE County, Fon-
da, I will sell Me property sluated in
OKEECHOBEE County, Fonda, de-
scribed as
W 1/2 OF TRACT 7, BLOCK 5, DIXIE
RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 7575 NW 90th Court,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash at the South front
door of the Okeechobee County Court-
house, located at 312 NW 3rd Street,
Flonda, OKEECHOBEE County Flonda,
at 11 00 o'clock am, on January 28,
2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Dated at Okeechobee, Horda his 20th
day of November, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk ofte Circu Court
By/S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Douglas C Zahn, PA
1830 US Hs 19 1N,1#300
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727)5364911
727)539-1094 Fax
30376 ON 12310811/7/09

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.:2007-CA-413
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS
REGINA NEGRON AIK/A REGINA J.
NEGRON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
REGINA NEGRON A/IA REGINA J
NEGRON, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL E-
FENANTISI WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
salO UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC, JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granfing the Mooen to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 17,
2008 entered in Civil Case No 2007-
CA-413 of the Circut Court of the 19th
Judicial Circud in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County Okeechobee, Florda, I
wi sell to the hhest and best bidder
for cash at the Jur Assembly Room,
2nd Floor of tne OKEECHOBEE Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeecho-
bee, Fonda, at 110 am on the 14M
day of January, 2009 the following de-
scrbed proper as st forth in said
Summary Final Judgment to-wit
LOT 21, BLOCK 46, BASSWOOD UNIT
4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must fle a claim
witi 60 days after the sae
Dated this 20th day of November 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/s/SANDRAL SCREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In
accordance wit the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodate on to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admm-
istration no later than seven days pnor to
the proceedig at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port S Luce, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 n you are henng im-
paired call 1-800-955-8771 IF you are
voice impared call 1-800-955-770, via
Honda Relay Service
DAVID J STERN PA
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
302594 ON 12/31/08 1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 2008-CA-173
CIIMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS
MA K RINEHART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
0 MARK RINEHART, IF ANY, AY
A .D ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
C AIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
A .D AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
A .E NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
A IVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
P RTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
A SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
SANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
J HN DOE AND JAN DOE AS UNI-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Graning the Mooen to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 24,
2008 entered in Cmil Case No 2008-
CA-173 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Crcnd in and for OKEECHO
BEE county, Okeechobee, Floda I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor of te OKEECHOBEE Judcial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeecho-
bee, Flonda, at 100 am on the 21st
day of January, 2009 e following de-
scribed property as se forth in said
Summary Final Judgment to wd
LOT 2, BLOCK 52, BASSWOOD, UNIT
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person claimmng an interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must fle a claim
witi 60 days after the sae
Dated this h day of December, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /s/ SANDRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT persons
with disabilihes needing a special ac-
commodaion should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION at 250 NW Country
Club Drve, Post St Lucie, Florida 34986
1-772-807-4370 1-800-955-8771
DD or 1s 00955 8770, via Florida
Relay Service
DAVID J STERN, PA
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324 3920
(95423381000
T03S5B ON 12/31/0a 1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-336
U.S. BANK, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
VS
JANES M. DONNA; UNKNOWN
S HOUSE OF JAMES M. DONNA, IF
A.Y, JILL M DONNA AKA JILL
D NNAH AKA JILL MONIQUE BRY-
S N; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JILL M.
D NNAN AKA JILL DONNA AKA
JLL MONIQUE BRYSON, IF ANY;
A Y AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
C AIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
A .D AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
A E NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
A IVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
P RTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
A SPOUSES HIRS, EI DEVISEES,
G ANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JQHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
K OWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
D FENDANT(S)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Grantng the Moon to Reset
Foreclosure Sae dated November 17
2008 entered in Civil Case No 2007-
CA-336 of the Circut Court of the 19M
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE Coun, Okeechobee Flonda I
wi sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Assembly Room
2nd Floor of Me OKEECHOBEE Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fionda, at 11 00 am on the 14th
day of January 2009 he following de-
scrbed property as set forth in sad
Summary Final Judgment, to-wd
LOT 14 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
15, BLOCK 99, OKEECHOBEE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person ciamig an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a clam
witm 60 days aer the sale
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY s/SANDRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
DAVIDJ STERN, PA
801 S UNIVERSITY DRIVE SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954 233-8000
302585 ON 12/31/08 1/709

When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-00D260
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2006,
FREMONT HOME LOAN TUST 2006-B
Plaintiff
vs
JOSHUA ANTONELLI, t al
Debendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order
dated december 2 2008, entered in
Civil Case Number 47-2008-
CA000260, in the Circut Court for
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1,
2006. FREMONT HOME LOAN TRUST
2006-B is the Plantiff, and JOSHUA
ANTONELLI et al, are the Defendants,
I will sell the property situated n
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, de-
scribed as
Lol 8 of NORTH LAKE COUNTRY ES-
TATES UNIT II, according l the Plat
ihereof as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 86, of the Public Records of
Okeechabee County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash at Jury Assembly
Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial enter, 312 N W Third
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at
1100 am on the 14th day of Janu
ary, 2009 Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other tan the property owner as
of te date of te s pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated December 4, 2008
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/SANDRAL SCREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In ac-
cordance wit the Americans With
Disabilties Act, persons in need of a
special accommodation to parncpate in
this proceeding should contact Court Ad-
ministation no later than seven days
pnor to the proceeding at 250 NW Coun-
try Club Dnve Port St Lucie, Flonda
34986 telephone 1-772-807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt o this
NOTICE IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL 1 800 955 8771, IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770
305104 ON 12/2431/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2007-CA-358
JO #1, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liubll Coreany,
vs.
DEWEY LIGHTSEY, JANEDOE
LIGTSE, wife of Dewey Lihtsey, if
married, RUTH LIGHTSEY JOHN
DOE LIGHTSEY, husband of Ruth
Lightsey if married, JOHN and JANE
OE #1 as to Parcel 1, JOHN and
JANE DOE #2 as to Parcel 2, DAVID
H. FELTENBERGER, CURT L. GALLATIN,
CARRELL M. GWYNN, EDWARD G.
GWYNN, BRIDGETTE LOSCHIAVO,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, and UNITED
STATE OF AMERICA,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Amended final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 10, 2008,
and entered in Case No 2007-
CA-358 of the Circuit Court of the 19h
Judicial Circd, in and for Okeechobee
County, Flonda where JDD #1, LLC,
a Flonda Limited Liabilty Company, is
the Plainiff and DWEEY LIGHTSEY
JANE DOE LIGHTSEY wife of Dewey
Lightsey, i marked RUTH LIGHTSEY,
JOHN JOE LIGHTSEY, husband of
Ruth Lighsey, i marned, JOHN and
JANE DOE #1 as to Parcel 1, JOHN
AND Jane doe #2 as to Parcel 2, DA
VID H FELTENBERGER, CURT L GAL-
LATIN, DARRELL M GWYNN,
EDWARD G GWYNN, BRIDGETTE
LOSCHIAVO, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, are
the defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at Jury Assembly
room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on the
21st day of January 2009 at 11 00
A M, he following descnbed property
as set fort in sa Final Judgment, ly-
ing and being state in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to wit
Commencing at The Northwest corner of
ad Sechon 6, thence bear South 01
12' 45" West, along the West line of
said Secton 6, a distance of 5002
feet to a point on the South nght of
way line of NW 240th Street (being a
100 oot wide night of way), ence
bear North 890 34' 14 East along sad
South ngh of way line, a distance of
526 00 feet to the Point of Beginning,
thence continue to bear North 89 34'
14' East along sad South nght of way
line, a distance of 165200 feet,
thence bear South 010 12 45" West,
along a line parallel and 2178 00 feet
East (as measured along the North line
of sad Section 6) a distance of
1665 00 feet, thence bear South 89'
34' 14" West along a line parallel to the
North line of sad Section 6, a distance
of 1652 feet, thence bear North 01'
12' 45" East along a line parallel to the
West ine of sad Section 6, a distance
of 1665 00 feet to e Point of Begin-
ning
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 Parens must file a clam
within sixty (60) days of the sale
In accordance with the Amencans with
Dsabilites Act, persons requinng a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
(863)946-6010, 1-800-955-8771
(roDD or 1 00 955 8770 (v), via
Forda Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days pnor to the proceeding
DATED this 22nd day of December,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circut Court
By /s/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
JEFFREY A FADLEY PA
807 SW Second Avenue
Okeechobee, Fondra 349784
863)763-5733
305106 ON 12/31/08,01/07/09

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!



READING A

NEWSPAPER

HELPS YOU

UNDERSTAND

THEWORLD

AROUND YOU.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CaseNo 2008-DR-718
Dlosin;: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Kristlna 0 Slla
Peotioner
and
ClaytonA Silva
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO Clayton Alden Silva
328 Hemlock Avenue
Sebnng, FL 33870
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your wrt-
ten defenses it an, to it on Knsina 0
Silva, whose address is 7175 NE 1st
St, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or be-
fore January 15, 2009, and file the
original wi the clerk of mis Court at
Okeechbee County Judicial Center
Court Operatons 1st Floor 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Rorda 34972
before service on Pettioner or immedi-
ately thereafter if you fall to do so a
default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petAon
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Cleak of the Circud Courts office
You may review these documents
upon request
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address (You may file Notice of Cur
rent Address, Flonda Supreme Court
Approved Famly Law Form 12915)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerks offce
WARNING Rule 12 285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tan automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information Failure to
comply can result in sanions, includ-
ing dismissal or stking of pleadings
DATED December12, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By S/HEATHER THOMAS
Deputy Clerk
304532 ON 12/17,24,31/08,11/7/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1iTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUf, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008 CA 000591
BANK OF AMERICA, N A,
Plantiff
vs
SHERIL HEIL, etal
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO SHERIL HEIL
Last Known Address
15155 NW 280th Street,
Okeechobee, FL34972
Also Antempted at
1801 S Parrot Avenue, Apt 206E,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 and
3067 NW 92nd Avenue,
Coral Spnns. FL 33065
Current Residence Unknown
JAY C HEIL, A/KA JAY HElL
Last Known Address
15155 NW 280th Street,
Okeechoee, FL 34972
Also Atempted At
1801 S Parro Avenue, Apt 206E
Okeechobee, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
descbed property
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
OF TRACT 13, SECTION 24, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to t, on Marshall
C Watson, PA, Attorney for Plantiff
whose address is 1800 NW 491h
STREET, SUITE 120, FT LAUDER.
DALE, FL 33309 wdihin thirty (30)
days after he first publication of this
Notice in the Okeechobee News and
fle the onginal wit the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff' attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint
In accordance with the Americans wit
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
isablities need special accommoda-
lions to participate n this proceeding
should contact the Cler Office not let
er than seven (7) days pnor to he pro-
ceeding Court Administration at
772 807 4370, 1 800 955 8771
heanng impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
(voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this lth day of Dec 2008
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk ofthe Court
By /S LINDA F YOUNG
As Deputy Clerk
305011 ON 12/24,31/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CC-288
DIVISION Cml Division
LIVE OAK TUST, INC
a Flonda Corporation
Plaintiff
V
CARL H WEST
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 18, 2008, and en-
tered in Case No 2008 CC 288 of the
Circut Court in and for OKEECHOBEE
county, Florida where in LIVE OAK
TRUST INC, a Florida Corporation is
the Planrff, and CARL H WEST is the
Defendant I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in he Jury As
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW Third
Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11
o'clock A M on the 21st day of Jan,
2009, the following descnbed property
as set forth in said Order or Final Judg
ment to wd
ime E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the S 1/2 of
the N 1/2 Tract 4 Secbon 28 in Town-
ship 34 South, Range 33 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, according to
the Plat there recorded in Plat Book
4, Pages 3 A-D inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records
Strap Number(s)
1-28-34-33 OAOO 000004 FOO


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
MINING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOUR-
SELF YOU ARE NOT REaUIRED TO
HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REP
PRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK
OF THE COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW THIRD
STREET OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (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 Floradaths
22nd day of December, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY /S/SANDRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody, Jones, ngno & Morehead, PA
1333 S University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
954 473 6605
05093 ON 12/31/081/7/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000145
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC
Plantiff
vs
ELBERT G KLINE, BARBARA S KLINE,
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
RENOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursue ano a
Order Rescheduin Foreclosure Sale
dated Dec 1, 2008 and entered in
Case No 2008-CA-000145, o the Cir
cud Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC is Plain-
tief and ELBERT G KLINE, BARBARA
S KLINE, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are defendants I will sell
to he highest and best bidder for cash
The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
of The Okeechobee County Judicial
Center 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fionda 34972, in Okeechobee
County, FL, at 11 00 am on this 21stg
day of January, 2009, the following
descnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit
LOT 6, ROSEWOOD ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIOA
A person claiming an interest n the sur-
plus from the sale, 0 any other than
the property owner as of the date of
the lie pendens must file a clam with
60 days after the sale
Dated this 4th day of December, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of sad Court
By Sandra Creech
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
mioistratve Order No 2065
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilies Act, if you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodaton
in order to participate in his proceeding,
you are entited, at no cost to you, to
provisions of certain assistance Please
contact the Court Administrator at 25
East HicTockee, LaBelle, FL 33935,
Phone No (941) 335-2299 wdhin 2
working days of you receipt of this notice
or pleading, if you are heanng impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)o, you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (v)
lVa Florida Rela Services)
0369ON 1/081/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2o00-P-031
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE THE ESTATE OF
AUDREY M JENT
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
The administration of the estate of AU-
DREY M. JENT, deceased, Case No
2008 CP 031, is pending in the Circui
Court for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
Probate Diision, the address of which
is Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 Nortwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda34972
The names and address of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentatives attomey are set forth be
low
All creditors of toe decent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decade's estate, including
unmatured, contingen or unlquidated
claims on whom a copy of his notce
is served within three months after the
date of the firs publication of this no
tie must fle other claims with the
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTR THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO.
TWICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decent and
persons hang claims or demands
against the decade's estate, includ-
ing eunmaured, contingent and unique
dated claims, must ile their claims
wih the court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of orst publication of this Notce
is December 31,2008
Personal epresentatlve
Thomas W Schiler
2447 Swanson Road
Portage, IN 46368
Atorney for Personal Representative
Robert L Kilbnde PA
310 SW Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
(772)286-5100
FL BAR NO 372412
3053180N 12/31/08,1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAl TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UNDER NO-
VASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST, SERIES 2007 2,
Plantlif
vs CASE NO 47-2008-CA-0245
ROUDY DERISSE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RODY DERISSE, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2,
etal
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo
sure dated Nov 17, 2008, entered in
Civil ase No 47-2008-CA-0245 of
the Circud Court of the Nineteenth Ju
dicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Flonda, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY
AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST SERIES
2007 2, Plaintff and ROUDY DERISSE
and UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 niia SILAS SEJOUR,
are Defendants
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor
of the Okeechabee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972, at 11 00 am on the 21st day of
January, 2008, the following described
real property as set forth in said Final
Summary Judgment, to wit
LOT, OF GG ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THERE, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 100, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA
If you are a person claiming a night to
funds remaining after the sale, you
must ile a claim with the clerk no later
than 60 days after the sale If you fal
to ile a clam you will not be entitled to
any remaining funds After 60 days,
only the owner of record as of the date
of the is pendens may claim the sur
plus
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on November 20, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
/S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Brian L Rosaler, Esquire
POPKIN & ROSALER, PA
1701 West Hilsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone (954) 360-9030
Facsimile (954) 420-5187
3026140N 12/31/081/7/09

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

How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market9 In the
employment section
of the classified

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007-CA-191
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plant
vs
CAROLYN BROWN BUTLER
AK/A CAROLYN BROWN DIAZ, t al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 2, 2008 and entered i
Case No 2007-CA-191 of the Circnd
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circu
in and for OKEECHOBEE County Florida
wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N A,
is the Plaintiff and CAROLYN BROWN
BUTLER ANKA CAROLYN BROWN DIAZ,
RONNIE L BUTLER, ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(s) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS, are the Defendants, I wll sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET OKEECHO-
BEE FLORIDA 34972 at 11 00 A M on
he 28th day of January, 2009, the fol-
lowing descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment
THE SOUTH 12.50 FEET OF LOT 15,
ALL OF LOT 16 AND 17, AND THE
NORTH 750 FEET OF LOT 18, IN
BLOCK A, WRIGHT AND BASS SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
OK/A 942 NE14TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE,FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from tae sale, i any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Us Pendens must file a claim
within sexy (60) days after te sale
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In ac-
cordance wdh the Americans With
Liabilities Act persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration no later than seven days pnor to
he proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dve, Por t Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mos/Notice to Appear 0 you are hear-
ing impaired call 1-800-955-8771 If you
are voice impaired call 1-800-955-8771
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 8,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk o the Circuit Court
By/S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303854 ON 12/31/081/7/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 08-CA-37
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE OF JP MORGAN
ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-A1,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
DERILUS JEUNE, at al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage oreco-
sure dated December 02, 2008 and en-
teed in Case No 08 CA 37 of the Crcnd
Court of Me NINETEENTH Judicial Circud
in and for OKEECHOBEE Couny Florida
wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF JP
MORGAN ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2007 A1, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, WITHOUT RECOURSE, is
the Plainti and DERILUS JEUNE, DIEL-
LA JEUNE, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, U
DER, AND AGAINST THE HERE
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PA
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEE
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, MORTGA
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM ,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FC I
SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LL+,
TENANT #1 N/K/A LINDSAY SAULS, and
TENANT #2 N/IKA KITAKI ROBERTS are
he 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 1100AM, ON THE
21st day of January 2009, the following
described property as e forth in ad Fi
nal Judgment
LOT 15, BLOCK 20, UNIT 2 BASS-
WOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A 1K/A 3784 NW 25th AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972



of the Us Pendens must file a claim
within spey (60) days after Me sale
WITNESS MY HAND and he seal of this
Court on December 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/ SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
303975 ON 12/31/081/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-200B-CA-154
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES ASSET BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-FRE2,
At Plaint
vs
EDWIN FIGUEROA, metal
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mort a e Foreclo-
sure dated December 02, d008 and en-
tered in Case No 47-2008-CA-154 of
The Crcuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County Flonda wherein U S BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
FR22, is the Plainoff and EDWIN FIGUE-
ROA, LIBETH FIGUEROA, are Me Defen-
dans, I wll sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 1100AM, ON THE 21st day of
January, 2009, the follow described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment
LOT 5, BLOCK 15, BET HER ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 12, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
//A 1505 BTH STREET SE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from Me sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the s Pendens must file a claim
wdhin sity (60) days after Me sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
303973 ON 12/31/08,1/7/09

How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified





12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I m Icoi


mlic i


Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 200-1S
Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habiltabon of one (1) single family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part ofthe State Housing lniative Partnership (SHP) program
Proposal are due no later than 3 00 p m Eastern Time on Friday, February 6,
2009 and delivered or maled to Okeechobee County Housing Coordinator, 456
Hwy 98 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County wll not assume any respon-
sibility for mail being received on time) Any and all proposals received after this
time and date will not be opened or considered
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
Initiative Partnership (S H I P) Program TRIMBLE
For specific roct information contact Stephany DuPree at (8631 763 6731 or by
lax at (863) 763-9203 Specifications may be obtained from he Housing Coordina-
tor located at 456 Highway 9 North, Okeechobee Bids wll be opened at 3 05 p m
on February 6, 2009 in the S H I P Program Administrators Office at the above ad
dress
A MANDATORY meelti for review of this project will be held on Wednesday,
January 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room at the County Admmistration
Annex, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Any irm who is not in attendance in
this room by 1005 am will be unable to bid
The County reserves Me night to waive formalities or informallies in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negoatefurther with any or all proposers and ac
ceps no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals to the
County Okechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking M-
nonty Contractor participation and promotes Far Housing
Cli Bets Jr Chairman
Okeechobee County Commssion
305670 ON 12/31/08

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
The Flonda Department of Environmental Protection hereby gives notice of its intent
to issue a major modifcan to the following Everglades Forever Act (EFA,
373 4592 Florida Statutes) permit, and associated Adminisralve Order
*StormwaterTreatment Area 5 (STA-5) EFA permit (FDEP No 0131842) and
Adminstrative Order (AO-011-EV)
This notice constaltes the Department's response to the October 17, 2007 permit
modificaason request, and Me December 2, 2008 application amendment, submitted
by the South Flonda Water Management Dstnct, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, FL 33406, for construction of the Compartment C Build-out This permit au-
Ihonies the constucon of Compartment C Build-Out which wll unte and expand
the existng STA and STA 6 hereafter referred to as STA 5/6 facilities, and in
cude the construction of both Emergent and Submerged and Aquaic Vegetalon
Cells, levees, pump stations and other conveyance features Operation of Compart-
ment C Build Out is not permitted under this authonzation
STA-5/6 is a treatment wetland system whose construction, operalon, and mante-
nance are mandated by the EFA as part of ite Everglades Construcion Projec
(ECP) The Compartment C Build-Out was identified as an expedited project (former-
ly Acceloer) which the State of Flonda is accelerating the funding design, and con-
strucion of in order to realize immediate v enntal benefits These faciles are
designed to improve upon the current water quality discharges to the Everglades
Protection Area and are part of the overall objective of balancing flows and phos-
phorus loads across the STAs located in the EAA Locaions of the proposed im
provements, together with a general descnption of the location of each existing and
proposed discharge point and the name of the receiving water for each, are set forth
below
Compalrment CBuild-Out:
The authorized construction and eisaing operaon and maintenance of the facility is
taking place within the following property descnptions
Hendry County Section 21-28 and 31-36, Township 46 South, Ran e 34 East,
Sections 1-4, 9-16, 21-27, 35 and 36, Township 47 South, Range 34 East, Sec-
tions 1 and 12 Township 48 South, Range 34 East Secion 9, Township 48
South, Range 35 East, and Sections 6 and 7, Township 48 South, Range 26East
Palm Beach County Secton 19-22, 26-30 and 35, Township 46 South Range
35E, Secton 2, Township 47 South, Range 35 East, and Section 6, Township 48
South, Range 35 East
Broward County Section 6, Township 48 South, Range 36 East
The Department will issue the modification unless a timely petion for an administra-
ive heanng is filed under sechons 120 569 and 120 57 of the Florida Statutes (FS
before the deadline for filing a petition The procedures for pettioning for a hearing
on both permits and the administrative orders are setforth below
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permiing decision may petion for an administrative proceeding (heanng) under
sections 120 569 and 12057, FS The peidion must contan the aformahon sel
forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900 Commonweath Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399 3000
Petitions by the applicant or parties requesting notice must be fled within 21 days of
receipt of this wrnten notice Petions against the EFA permit filed by any persons
other than those enled to written notice under subseion 12060(3) FS must be
filed within twenty-one days of publication for the EFA permd or within twenty-one
days of receipt for the EFA permit whichever occurs first
Under subsection 120 60(3) FS, however, any person who has asked the Depart-
ment for notice of agency action may flie a pethon with fourteen days of recent of
such note (within twenty-one days of receipt for the EFA permit and administrative
orders), regardless of the date of publication A petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the me of filing The fail
ure of any person to file a peliton within the appropnate time penod shall constitute
a waiver of that person's nghl to request an admnistraotve determinaton (hearing)
under sections 120569 and 12057 FS Any subsequent intervenhon in a pro
ceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the dlscreflon of the presiding offi-
cer upon the ling of a moon in compliance with rule 28-106 205 of the FA C
A polion that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following formation
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petiioner
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petiloner's representative, if
any
(c) The Department permit idenification number and the county in which the sub-
ect matter or activity is located
(d) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart
meant action
(e) A statement of how each petiloner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department action
f) A statement of all disputed issues of maternal fact If there are none, the pea-
tion must so indicate
(9) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifica
tion of the Department action
(h) A concise statement of the ulmat facts alleged, as well as the rules and sta-
utes which entile the petoner to relief
i) A statement of the relief sought by the petfioner, stating precisely the acon
that the peitoner wants the Department to take
A potion that does not dispute the maenal facts on which the Department's acon
s based shall sate that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by rule 281 06 301, FA C
The administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the
fling of a petition means that the Department's final achon may be different from the
position taken by it in this notice Persons whose substantial interests will be affect-
ed by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petilon to become
a party tothe proceeding, in, accordance with therequrements se fort above
Medlaton under second 120573 FS is not available for this proceeding
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8 00
am to 5 00 p m, Monday through Friday except legal holidays, at the Department
of Environmental Protechon, Restoraton Planning and Permitng Section, 2600 Blar
Stone Road, Room 572, Tallahassee, Flonda, 32399
305490 ON 12131/08

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notce that a draft Administrative
Order for Permit No 200917-003-UC (CERP Kissimmee ASR) has been prepared
for Mr Eric Summa, ChiefPlanning Division, USAGE, 701 San Marco Blvd, Jack
sonvlle, FL 32207 This administrative order is company with Departmental policy
regarding the testing of new aquifer storage and recovery systems so that they may
be tested, although exceedences of some ground water standards may occur, uil
the system has been worked out to the Department's satisfacbon This order shall
be attached to the current, and referenced, permit Ie CERP Kissimmee ASR is lo-
cated at Highway 78 bndge over the Kissimmee River near the confuence of the
Kisimmee River wth Lake Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Flonda
The Department has permitin jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of te Florida Stafutes
and Chapters 62 4, 62 520, 62 522, and 62 528, 62 550, and 62-660 of the Florida
Admiisrative Code The Department will issue te permit wih the attached cond-
tons unless a Omely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections
120 569 and 120 57 of the Flonda Statutes before the deadline for hling a petition
The procedures for petioning for a hearing are set forh below
A person whose substantal interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (heanng) under
Sections 120 569 and 120 57 of te Flonda Staittes The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed (received) in he Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Staton 35, Ta-
lahassee, Florida 32399-3000 Pettons filed by the applicant or any of the parties
hlted below must be filed whin 14 days of receipt of this wnifen notice
Petitions filed by any other persons other than those entitled to wntten notice under
Section 120 60(3) of he Flonda Statutes must be fled within 14 days of publication
of the public notice or receipt of te wnten notice, whichever occurs first Under
Section 120 60(3), however, any person who asked the Deparment for notice of
agency action may ile a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless
of the date of publication The petlloner shall mail a copy of the petilon to the ap-
plicantattheaddressindicatedaboveat the tmeof fling Thefailureof anyperson
to file a petition within the appropnate time penod hafl constitute a waiver of that
person's rght to request an administrative determination (heanng) under Secions
120 569 and 120 57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and
participate as a party to it Any subsequent intervention n a proceeding niiated by
another party) will only be at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of
a moon in compliance with Secton 28-106 205 of the Flonda Administrative Code
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information
(a) The name address and telephone number of each petiioner, the name, ad-
dress and telephone number of the petoner s representative, if any, each the De-
partment case or identification number and the county in which the subject mater or
activity is located,
(b) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notce of the Depart-
ment action,
(c) A statement of how each petitoner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department action
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact If there are none, the petl
lion must so indicate,
(e) A statement of facts that the pettioner contends warrant reversal or modilca-
ion of the Department action,
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and sta-
utes which entire the ptoner to relief, and
() Demand for relief (sought by the pettioner, staying precisely the action that the
petiloner wants the Department to take)
A petition that does not dispute the maternal facts on which the Department's action
s based shall state tat no such facts are in dispute and otherwise contain the same
nformalion as set forth above, as required by Secion 28-106 301
Because the admnlstrative heanng press is designed to formulate final agency
action the filing of a petition means that the Department final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this notice Persons whose substanhal interests will
be affected by any such fina decision of the Department on the petitions have the
ngh to petoion to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the require-
ments set forth above
Medation is not available for this proceeding
305555 ON 12/31/08


Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified
When doing those chores is
doing you in, ris time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


lic Ni


I uri i


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY SUBMITTALS
Title of Meeting: Scientific Symposium
Name of Agency: South Florida Water Management Distnct
Dale and Time of Meeling January 14, 15 & 16, 2009
14th -12 00 noon to 5 00 pm, 15th 16th- 9 00 am 5 00pm
Place/Location o Meetin South Flonda Water Management Dstrict,
3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Audtonum
General Subetl Maller To Be Considered The South Flonda Water Management
and Florida department of Environmental Protection announce a scientific sympo-
sium to aid n the continued development of hydrologic targets for the restoration of
the Water Conservation Areas, Everglades National Park and Flonda Ba This highly
technical symposium will review the latest science associated with hydrologic tage
and flow targets and present model results and ecological data which support the
restoration of the greater Everglades system
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting Joni Warner at 561-242-5520
et 4221
For more information, you may contact Joni Warner at 561-242-5520, ext 4221
305560 ON 12/31/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNT,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2007-CA-440
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2007-FF1, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-FF1,
Plainiff
JOSE E. DIAZ, et al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated December 02, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No 2007 CA 440 of the
Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County
Flonda where LASALLE BANK NATION
AL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2007 FF1, MORTGAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
200-FF1, s the Plaidni and JOSE E
DIAL VERONICA DIAL MORTGA E
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR FA-
TIONAL CITY HOME LOAN SERVICE S
BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCA-
TION, INC A DISSOLVED CORPOF -
TION, are the Defendans, I wll sell to e
highest and best bidder for cash at J Y
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OK E-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENT R,
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOB E,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 OOAM, ON I IE
21st day of January 2009, he following
descnbed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment
LOT 1, BLOCK 55, BASSWOOD, UNIT
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
AK/A 3145 NW36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, i any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Ls Pendens must file a claim
whtin sooty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of ths
Court on December 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circd Court
By /S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
303849 ON 12/31/08,1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-137
HSBC BANK, USA AS TRUSTEE FOR
CMLTI2007-SHL1,
Plaintiff
CATHY ANN SCOTT, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortage Foreclo-
sure dated December 02, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No 472009 CA 137 of
te Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
diclal Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda wherein HSBC BANK,
USA AS TRUSTEE FOR
CMLTI2007-SHL1, s the Plaintiff and
CATHY ANN SCOTT THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CATHY ANN SCOTT NK/A
TONY MOLANO, are the Defendants, I
wll sell to the hi chest and bea bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
11 00AM ON THE 21st day of January
2009, the following desonbed property
as se fort in said final Judgment
LOT 5, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, IN.
CORPORATE, UNIT NO 5, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
51, PUBLIC RECORDS, OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ANK/A 33B1 NW 37TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-0000
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Ls Pendens must fle a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and te seal of tis
Court on December 4, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the rcud Court
By/S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
303847 ON 12/31/08,1/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47.200B-CA.000289
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plainhff
vs
EDWIN VILLEDA, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated December 02, 2008 and en
tered in Case No 47-2008-CA-000289
of the Circud Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, s the Plantiff and EDWIN
VILLEDA, JODY P VILLEDA, CHASE
BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC, are te Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
11 00AM, ON THE 21st day of January
2009, the following descnbed property
as setforth in said Final Judgment
LOT 14, LESS THE NORTH 3B 00 FEET
THEREOF AND THE NORTH 57.00
FEET OF LOT 13, BLOCK 6, A RE-
VIDES AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF
CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/KA 844 SE 38th TERRACE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 349740000
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
wito slty (60) days after the sae
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of tios
Court on December 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circud Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303689 ON 12/31/08,1/7/09

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

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2008 CA 000527

U S Bank Naional Assocatoln, as Trus-
tee for the C BASS Mortgage Loan As
set-Backed Certificates, Senes 2006-
CB5,
Plainiff,
vs
Lazarm Rivero and Maira Rovero, Hus-
band and Wife, Unknown Parties in Pos-
session 1, Unknown Parties in
Possession #2, If giving, and all Un-
known Partes claimng by, through un
der and against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an Interest as Spouse,
Heirs Devisees, Grantees, or Other Clai-
mants
Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 2, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No 2008 CA 000527 of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Fonda, wherein
U S Bank Naional Association, as Trus-
tee for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan As
set-Backed Certificates, Senes 2006-
CB5, Plaintiff and Lazaro Rvero and Ma-
ra River, Husband and Wife are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR,
OF THE OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW THIRD STREET, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972 at 1100 AM on
January 14 2009 the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit

THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 26,
AND THE NORTH 20 FEET OF LOT 27,
LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION 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, F YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Flonda this
12th day of December, 2008

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda

Sandra Creech
Deputy Clerk
304470 ON 12/24,31/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ng Service storage otlocated at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florda 34972 on JANUARY 16, 2009,
at 900 A M Pursuant to Florida Sat
ute 71378 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges Year make, model and
VIN are as follows
1904 Chevy Cavalier
VIN#1G1JF14T8R7228743
1992 Ford Tempo
VIN#2FAPP36X8NB197513
1984 FordTruck
VIN# 1FIEF14FXELA52041
1087 Ford Taurus
VIN#1 FABP53UBHA134704
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
nght of final bid ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NAL' NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADEl
Said automobiles will be sold in As Is"
condition with no guarantee's
305628 ON 12131100
NOTICE OF OUA MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the
Okeechobee Utility Authoty wll meet in
regular session on Tuesday, January 13,
2009 at 8 30 A M, at the Okeechobee
Utlty Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda
Pursuant to Section 286 0105, Flonda
Statutes, if a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Authoiy with
respect to such meengs, he or she will
need a record of proceedings and for
such purpose may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the tesi-
mony and evidence upon which the ap
peal is based Such person may provide
a courl reporter, stenographer, or tape
recorder for such verbatm record
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F Haylord
Executive Director
305132 ON 12/31/08


2008

Continued From Page 1

on after he was found guilty of two
counts of sexual battery on a victim
under the age of 12 and two counts of
aggravated kidnapping.
Local law enforcement officer also
kept busy throughout the year on a
number of investigations.
On April 1, Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Deputy Adrian Rogers,
a member of the department's mo-
torcycle traffic enforcement unit, was
severely injured after being struck by
a Mercury minivan.
Rudolph G. Bublitz, 84, of Cincin
nati, Ohio, was arrested and charged
with leaving the scene of an accident
with personal injury and leaving the
scene of an accident with property
damage.
Deputy Rogers is still physically un-
able to return to work.
OCSO Detective Rick Durfee
was the lead investigator in the death
of Robert E. Davis, 51, who died of
multiple sting wounds from African-
ized honey bees. Reports indicate that
Mr. Davis was stung in excess of 100
times.
Lucinda Billie Lamb, 36, was
arrested in April after Amber Nicole
Martin, 18, who was found dead in
room 105 of the Budget Inn Motel,
201 S. Parrott Ave.
Lamb was initially arrested by De
tective Bill Saum of the Okeechobee
City Police Department on a felony
charge of aggravated child abuse and
a misdemeanor charge of contribute
ing to the delinquency of a minor. She
was later arrested on an additional
charge of delivering a controlled sub-
stance to a minor.
Lamb was arrested for reportedly
giving her 16-year-old stepdaughter
powder cocaine while they were in
the motel room.
Detective Saum said Ms. Martin
was found to have oxycodone and
cocaine in her system and that her
death was ruled to have been due to
a drug overdose. Lamb is not charged
with Ms. Martin's death.
A number of marijuana grow
houses were shut down in Okeecho-
bee County this year including four in
the area of the Lazy 7 Subdivision.
The latest bust came on Dec. 2
when 103 marijuana plants were
seized during a raid on a mobile
home on N.W. 144th Trail. Jorge En-
rique Diaz-Lemus, 41, Miami, was
arrested at the scene and charged
with possession of marijuana over 20
grams, cultivation of marijuana and
possession of marijuana with intent
to distribute.
The seized plants had an estimated
street value of $236,550, according to
an OCSO investigator.

County Commission

in the news
One of the big stores of this past
year in Okeechobee County was the
hiring of Lyndon Bonner as county
administrator.
The process, which actually be
gan in 2007, is one that the county
doesn't go through very often. After
the county commission voted in 2007
not to renew the contract of long-time
county administrator George Long,
they hired recruiter Colin Baenziger
to furnish candidates. In December of
2007, commissioners voted to reject
all eight candidates submitted by Mr.
Baenziger. The recruiter said that was
the first time a county commission
had rejected all of his candidates.
So commissioners had to start
the process all over again in 2008.
On Feb. 26, Mr. Baenziger presented
commissioners with 11 candidates.


r


Of the 11 names submitted, one can
didate, L. Dennis Whitt, had served
as interim deputy county administra-
tor of Okeechobee County in 1998.
There was one female applicant and
only three Florida applicants. The rest
came from states ranging from Michi-
gan to Nevada to North Carolina and
states in between.
On March 3, Mr. Baenziger met
with each commissioner individually
to discuss the candidates.
After a public reception on Thurs-
day evening, March 13, commission-
ers spent the next morning in indi
vidual one-on-one interviews with
the candidates. Then the candidates
were interviewed individually by the
five-member board during a public
meeting the next afternoon.
At a special meeting on Monday
morning, March 17, the board unani-
mously voted to offer the position to
Mr. Bonner.
Although the board was also im
pressed with Andy Hall, planing direc-
tor of Henderson, Nev, they chose Mr.
Bonner, of Ocala, by his Florida expe-
rience. In spite of the fact that each
commissioner expressed an opinion
favoring one candidate or another,
the vote was still unanimous.
In another special meeting on
Monday afternoon, March 31, the
details of Mr. Bonner's contract were
hammered out. He agreed to a one
year contract for $125,000.
Because of reduced revenues this
past year, Mr. Bonner has been in
volved in the toughest budget plan-
ning process this county has seen in
many years.

Historic depot's

fate unknown
One of the issues that created a
lot of public attention this past year
is now on hold. The fate of the City
of Okeechobee's long closed and ne-
glected 1926 train depot is still uncer
tain.
Earlier in the year there was a lot
of public interest in saving the historic
building. There were letters to the edi-
tor of the Okeechobee News and calls
to CSX Transportation, the company
that owns the building.
However, even with all that in-
terest, at year's end there is nothing
definite to report on the situation. The
city is in the process of negotiating
agreements with CSX and Amtrak,
the provider of passenger service for
Okeechobee.
However, the good news is that
the building is in good shape structur-
ally and likely will not deteriorate be-
yond repair before an agreement can
be reached.
While the western end of the depot,
which originally handled freight, was
used until recently as a feed store,
the passenger end of the building
has been vacant for many years and
has fallen into disrepair. Passengers
waiting for Amtrak's Silver Star trains,
which provide service between
Miami and New York City, either have
to wait in their cars or in a Plexiglas
bus stop shelter.
Okeechobee Main Street, the civic
organization that has been at the fore-
front of the movement to restore the
building, is interested in some type of
lease agreement with the city for res-
toration of the building.
The depot was built for the Florida,
Western & Northern Railroad, a sub-
sidiary of the Seaboard Air Line Rail
way, in 1926. It was designed by the
architectural firm of Henry Stephen
Harvey and Louis Phillips Clarke who
developed standard plans for many
Seaboard Air Line depots. These
same architects designed the depots
at Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach.
Both of those structures are National


"Copyrighted Material I



SyndicatedSonten



Available from Commercial News Prov
10


READING A

NEWSPAPER ,,II

saves you money by
providing information
about best buys.


No wonder newspaper
readers earn more!


Register of Historical Places (NRHP)
listed.
In 1994 the Division of Histori
cal Resources determined that the
Okeechobee depot was eligible for
NRHP listing. The building has been
described as an excellent example of
mission type architecture applied to
industrial use.
The importance of the railroad to
the development of Okeechobee is
indicated by the fact that in 1926 the
Okeechobee News carried this cap-
tion in large letters across the bottom
of the front page: "South Florida's
Chicago Okeechobee the highway,
railway and waterway center."
Lifelong Okeechobee resident
Betty Chandler Williamson, president
of the Okeechobee Historical Society,
recalls waiting for the train in the old
train depot which she remembers as
having a fireplace. She said that the
mail came twice a day by train. When-
ever residents heard the train whistle
they knew that mail would be in their
post office boxes within an hour.
Through the years the depot has
served as a transportation center
for Okeechobee. Many people have
memories of troops departing from
the depot to go to World War II and
the Korean War. School trips to Wash-
ington, D.C., left from the depot.

JROTC controversy

hits OHS
The Okeechobee County School
Board had a busy year in 2008 which
was very positive in most respects.
On Friday, Sept. 12, and Wednes-
day, Sept. 17, two staff members were
arrested. Jose Maldonado was ar-
rested on six criminal charges dealing
with sexual misconduct, and Colonel
Lawrence Saucier was later arrested
on charges of failure to report a child
abuse allegation.
Both were later released on bond.
This news sent the JROTC par-
ents and students to the Okeechobee
County School Board where they
showed their support for the JROTC
program and Saucier on Tuesday, Oct.
14. It was stated many times by many
JROTC members that "the Colonel is
the program and without him, there is
no program."
On, Wednesday, Oct. 15, Dr. Coo-
per and OHS Principal Toni Wiersma
met with cadets at the high school to
address their concerns about the fu-
ture of the program. Recently a new
JROTC instructor was hired due to the
resignation of Maldonado on Monday,
Sept. 22. Col. Saucier currently re
mains on unpaid leave and will have
an administrative hearing on Tuesday,
Jan. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the Okeechobee
County School Board Meeting room
to determine whether he will be dis-
ciplined by the school board.
JROTC is a Department of Defense
sponsored program. Due to the cost
sharing of the U.S. Army and the
school district, the Army retains cer-
tain authorities of review of JROTC
programs to ensure that they are op-
erating according to the contract with
the district.
The Army provides the curricu-
lum for the program which includes
a very diverse type of instruction. The
curriculum includes military science;
military history; earth science and
geography; first aid; drug demand
awareness; public speaking; service
learning; and leadership, which in
cludes the drill and ceremony aspects
of the program.
The JROTC program is now led by
SFC Valparisia Gibson.

Weather -- drought

and flood
Tha Ok hbhd C tnh


e eec o ee county area
started 2008 in the middle of what
was called "a 100 year drought." Lake
-Okeechobee's level stayed well below
10 feet through the spring.
The lake bed dried out to the point
that it caught fire. Billowing smoke
from the muck fire on the south end
of the lake created so much smoke
that it impeded traffic on State Road
78 and U.S. 27.
The rainy season got a slow start
and by the first of August the lake level
was still only 10.72 feet -lower than
even the minimum of 11 feet desired
by water managers during the "dry"
season.
The on Tuesday, Aug. 19, Tropical
Storm Fay hit South Florida bringing
with it what would later be called a
"100 year flood." To be more accurate,
the floods caused by the heavy rains
were the highest in the more than 70
years that such records have been
kept. The storm brought an average
of 11.22 inches of rain in Okeechobee
County, but heavy rains to the north
caused additional flooding as flood-
i rs waters found their way down the Kis-
1 I UI simmee River and other waterways to
Lake Okeechobee.
That heavy amount of water
caused the lake to rise 3 feet in just a
matter of days.
As community members dealt
with flooded homes and power out
ages, another problem would soon
plague the area.
In the standing water left by the
Storm, swarms of mosquitoes hatched
and made it nearly impossible for res-
idents to venture outdoors after sun-
Sset. After seeking federal emergency
funds to deal with the mosquitoes --
Sand concerns about the diseases they
carry -- on Aug. 27 county commis-
sioners decided not to wait for FEMA
funds and to go ahead with spraying.
They unanimously voted to spend
$41,500 for aerial spraying.
Eric Kopp, Chauna Aguilar, Pete
Gawda and Katrina Elsken contrib-
uted to this article.




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 13


World Champion Joe Beaver 'Ropes in' Christmas


Submitted photo/Terry Daniel
Okeechobee Buckle Winners from left to right are: Jr. Tie
Down Champion: Curtis Culligan, Sr. Tie Down Champion:
Slade Bronson, Joe Beaver, Sr. Breakaway Champion: Jes-
sie Cofield of Okeechobee, (front) Jr. Breakaway Champion:
Bryant Yeomans, nephew of Dr. Paul Bryant of Okeechobee
Veterinary Clinic.


By Robbie Sumner
OKEECHOBEE-Christmas
came early this year for Florida
cowboys and cowgirls hoping to
improve their calf roping abilities.
World Champion tie-down roper
Joe Beaver of Huntsville, Texas,
shared his knowledge of the sport
at a clinic held at Lake Cattle
Company Dec. 20 and 21.
The field of 21 participants
ranged in age from 9 to 18 put
forth their best efforts over the
weekend, choosing to focus on
either tie-down or breakaway
roping. Each participant received
individual coaching on their tech-
nique, along with horsemanship
and equipment tips that were
shared with the group. Observers
of the clinic were impressed by
how quickly Joe memorized each


student's name and kept watch
over 2 separate training areas,
always providing valuable feed-
back to the ropers. Throughout
the weekend ropers were encour-
aged to do their best and were re-
warded with prizes ranging from
t-shirts and ball caps to ropes,
boots and belt buckles, supplied
by Mr. Beaver, Twisted X, and Eli's
Western Wear.
While Joe typically brings as-
sistants to help with his clinics,
he was able to benefit from the
expertise of local cowboys like
Jason Hanchey and Kyle Beasley
who have roped with him in the
past and were able to assist in
the arenas. Joe stated that what
he enjoys most is seeing past
students improve their skills and
more become successful.
Joe Beaver started riding
horses on his family's Victoria,
Texas, ranch at a young age and
was competing in open rodeos by
the time he turned 15. He joined
the Professional Rodeo Cowboys


Association in 1985 and earned
his first tie-down roping cham-
pionship that same year. He has
won a total of 5 Tie-down and 3
All-Around Cowboy World Cham-
pionships, and enjoys holding
roping clinics throughout the U.S.
and abroad.
Buck Daniel, owner of Lake
Cattle Company, raises American
Quarter Horses on his ranches in
Okeechobee and Lufkin, Texas
and has been featured in Western
Horseman magazine. The LCC
operation specializes in breeding,
raising, training and showing rop-
ing and cutting horses. They also
provide top end commercial cat-
tle with a focus on the Angus and
Angus-cross breeds. Buck said he
was happy to play a part in getting
Joe to South Florida, and he plans
to sponsor more equine and ro-
deo related events in the future.


Submitted photo/Terry Daniel
Sage Adams of Ft. Pierce
practices her roping skills.
Sage is the granddaughter of
Bud Adams, guest speaker at
this year's Farm City luncheon
sponsored by Okeechobee
Kiwanis Club.


Submitted photo/Terry Daniel
Tie down boys, (from left to right) Garrett Rucks and Trey Cofield, both of Okeechobee, Slade
Bronson, Clay Milwee and Cody Wright, all participants in the Tie-Down roping, warm up in
the arena.



HNews



-HOLIDA -.........


D


ADLINES


*ipa Advetian





Wedesay Decmbe 31 0. 3. FoS ... S .nay Jaur 4
L *


The Staff Of The

Wishes Everyone


Okeechobee News

Happy Holidays!


Your paper,



not ours.


Okeechobee
College program


- -


Okeechobee
- Second term


Okeechobee News
".. Animal facility pact OKd
Councl-lr


i.AI th li, !


Ricardo J. Quintero-Herencia, MD

Green Green Day
Medical
a ay Oncology
& Hematology of
Fort Pierce &
Okeechobee

Specializing in evidence based medicine for the
treatment of cancer and blood disorders
Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation
Therapy treatment
Medicare/Medicaid assignment accepted
Consulting and Free Second Opinions
Regarding Cancer
All insurance plans accepted and filed
Courtesy transportation provided

Now Accepting New Patients
Se Habla Espafnol
1231 N. Lawnwood Circle 1006 N. Parrott Avenue
SFort Pierce, FL 34950 Okeechobee, FL 34972
(772) 460-5501 (863) 357-4138


t'""''''


Councilc ,o
leci mnio,


We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust.

We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every cit-
izen's right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bar-
gain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First
Amendment.

We don't play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions,
not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try
to keep everybody's comments within the bounds of fair play.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your edi-
tor.





SKEECHOBEE NEWS


Community Service Through Journalism





14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, December 31, 2008



Local racers take top spots at Speedway


Hendry County Speedway,
Clewiston, is pleased to an-
nounce the 2008 point winners
in each class of drivers. We are
proud of each and every one
of our drivers and are happy to
recognize their success this year.
We wish them all continued suc-
cess and look forward to seeing
them again next racing season.
Street Stock Winners
1st Place- Jerry Ferrell of
Okeechobee
2nd Place- Tommy Hill of
Clewiston
3rd Place -Jesse Brown of
Clewiston
John Wilson of Okeechobee
Pure Stock Winners
1st Place -Brian Morgan of
Okeechobee,
2nd Place Mary Cordis of
Royal Palm Beach
3rd Place Travis Drapel of
Labelle


Boys


reach


finals of


Orlando


tourney

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Christmas tournament bas-
ketball seems to agree with the
Okeechobee Brahmans.
Fresh off a tournament cham-
pionship at the Holiday Kennel
Classic in West Palm Beach, the
Brahmans have made a name for
themselves at the Rock Holiday
Classic in Orlando.
Okeechobee (7-5) reached the
consolation finals Monday when
they defeated North Broward
Prep, 56-48 behind David Jeune's
23 points. Corey White added 15
points for Okeechobee.
"We played well on defense
too," Coach Jon Enrico noted,
"The kids were intense and
worked hard. We just didn't shoot
the ball well."
Matt Skipper had five points
for Okeechobee.
The Brahmans got good shoot-
ing performances from White,
five three point baskets, and even
Jeune, three long three pointers,
in the victory. North Broward
Prep had a lot of height inside
with three players 6'7 or taller.
The opponent's height inside
forced Okeechobee into a perim
eter game.
Okeechobee trailed by four at
the half but picked up their de-
fensive effort in the second half.
They built the lead to as many
as nine points after the break.
Terrance Allen hit some big free
throws down the stretch to keep
Okeechobee in front.
"It was pretty close the entire
way. It didn't feel like we were
in trouble at any point as long as
we hit our free throws," Enrico
noted.
North Broward Prep is tradi-
tionally a state playoff contender.
The Brahmans opened the
tournament with a lackluster ef-
fort against Lincoln County, Ken-
tucky on Saturday. David Jeune
had 14 points and Corey White
added 12 points for Okeechobee.
Ethan Spurlin had 20 points to
lead Lincoln.
Okeechobee got as close as six
points in the second half but fell
in a blowout 60-40.
"We didn't play defense, and
we played real flat. Everybody
struggled," Enrico noted.
Enrico said he was mostly con-
cerned about a lack of intensity
on the defensive end of the floor.
He noted teams will have games
like that during a long season.
"They were a real solid team
and well coached, I think our lay-
off hurt," Enrico noted.
Lincoln County won 20 games
in 2007 and returned a strong
team this season.
The consolation final took
place Tuesday afternoon at Win
demere Prep School in Orlando.

Golf Results

PI.G.S. League
Gold Tee Dec. 24: First place
-Dave Bockoras. Second place
(tie) Lou Cox and Howard Shel-
kie.
PI.G.S. League Dec. 26: First
place J.W. Cain. Second place
- George Guydosh. Last place -
Sunni Adams.
Closest to the pin: Bill Kinney,
Ida Curtis, George Earl Goudy, Er-
nie Whalev.


Mini Stock Winners
1st Place -Christian Aug-
spurger of Palm Beach Gardens
2nd Place -Heath Walker of
West Palm Beach
3rd Place -Devlin Dellechiaie


of Jensen Beach
Mini Modified Winners
1st Place Ron Dubeau of
Royal Palm Beach
2nd Place Wayne Hildeb-
rand of Okeechobee


3rd Place Jason Intoppa of
West Palm Beach
Sportsman/Limited Late Mod-
el Winners
1st Place Tim Powers of
Okeechobee


2nd Place Bob Steinmetz of
Naples
3rd Place Joe Henke of
Naples
Bomber Winners
1st Place -J. R. Fitch of Vero


Beach
2nd Place -Scotty, Kay, Jr. of
Royal Palm Beach
3rd Place -Phil Peterson of
Hialeah


e are go g n


ww eioeainbiho o the IIihto Seinl Inia Reerato


Se Payrs lu orco plt dtal .utb tlat21yasodada.e ioePae' Cu e brt a.iiae aaem n eevsalrihs-esn hohv entepasdo andb
te Semnl rb fFoiao hs h aeotdinotesl-xlso rga r o lgbe If yo or so en you kno ha a~ ga bln prblm plas cal S-8-




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs