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(EECHOBEE


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


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500 Plus tax


Briefs

Children invited to
feed elephants
Local children are invited to
feed the elephants of the An-
astasini Circus on Thursday, at
11 a.m. at the American Legion
Fairgrounds, 501 S.E. Second
St., behind the Okeechobee City
Fire Department. The elephants
will be treated to a special "piz-
za" provided by Domino's.
Opening night is Friday, Jan.
9, at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows
will be: Saturday, Jan. 10, 4 and
7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 11,
at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are on
sale at the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. For more information,
call the Chamber office at 763-
6464.

Post office adds unit
in Mid-Florida
Hardware store
The U.S. Postal Service has
opened a new Contract Postal
Unit (CPU) in Okeechobee in
Mid-Florida Hardware, 3803
U.S. Highway 441 S. The CPU
offers postage for domestic and
international mail, insurance
and certified mail. The hours of
operation are: Monday-Friday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 8
a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.

Community theatre
has open auditions
The Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre will hold open
auditions for roles in its up-
coming production of To Kill a
Mockingbird on Thursday, Jan.
8 at 7 p.m. The session will be
held at the Freshman Campus
Auditorium one block behind
Golden Corral. No previous
acting experience is necessary.
There is a special need for men,
as well as for African-American
adults, and for three children
of elementary school age. For
more information call 863-763-
1307.


Drought Index

Current: 639
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.91 feet
Last Year: 10.09 feet

Sponsored By:


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

Index
Classifieds.......................... 10-12
Church News ........................ .... 9
Community Events.............. 6, 12
Crossword............................ ... 12
Obituaries.................................. 6
Opinion.............................. 4
Speak Out ................................ 4
Sports.................................. 14
Sudoku ................................... 12
W weather .................................... 2

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Driver who hit cop sentenced


84-year-old fled
accident scene;
loses license

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An 84-year-old Ohio man lost
his driver's license permanently
for his involvement in an auto-
mobile accident that injured an
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) deputy.
Rudolph G. Bublitz, of Cincin-
nati, went before Circuit Court


Judge Law-
rence Mirman
on Monday,
Jan. 5. Judge
Mirman with-
held adjudica-
tion but sen-
tenced the man
to five year's Rudolph G.
probation and Bublitz
revoked his
driver's license for life. Bublitz
was also ordered to perform 100
hours of community service.
Bublitz was arrested after he
struck an OCSO motorcycle dep-
uty on April 1, 2008. Following


impact, Bublitz drove away from
the scene and left Deputy Adrian
Rogers, 35, lying on S.R. 70 W
with a badly injured left leg and
calling for help on his radio.
On Jan. 5, OCSO Major Noel
Stephen said Deputy Rogers is
working half days but could still
face additional surgical proce-
dures.
"His condition is improving,
but he's still on light duty status,"
said Maj. Stephen.
The accident happened at
10:46 a.m. on S.R. 70 W Deputy
Rogers, a member of the OCSO
motorcycle traffic enforcement


unit, was eastbound on the high-
way when he saw a vehicle ex-
ceeding the speed limit.
According to an accident
report by Florida Highway Pa-
trol Trooper Corporal Robert
G. Leatherow, Deputy Rogers
activated his emergency lights
and started to make a left turn
to conduct a traffic stop on the
speeding vehicle. At that point
Bublitz tried to pass the 2008
Harley-Davidson motorcycle on
the left, but the left front corner
of his 2004 Mercury van struck
Deputy Rogers, continued the
report.


The FHP report states Deputy
Rogers was trapped under the
van. Bublitz helped get his ve-
hicle off the deputy, but then he
got back into his van and drove
away. He was arrested about 2
miles from the crash site at the
Town Star Convenience Store at
the intersection of S.R. 70 W and
S.W 24th Avenue by Cpl. Leathe-
row.
Bublitz was charged with
leaving the scene of an accident
involving injury, failure to yield to
an emergency vehicle and leav-
See Deputy Page 13


Motorcyclist



killed in crash


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 66-year-old Boynton
Beach man was killed in Buck-
head Ridge Sunday afternoon
when the motorcycle he was
riding was struck by a car.
A Florida Highway Patrol ac-
cident report states that Norma
L. Risner, 42, Okeechobee,
failed to yield the right of way
and struck a 2002 Harley David-
son motorcycle being operated
by William M. Dodson.
Mr. Dodson was killed in the
crash.
A passenger on the motor-
cycle, Patricia A. Dodson, 64,
also from Boynton Beach, was
taken to St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach. The FHP
report stated that her injuries
were serious.
According to the FHP report,
Ms. Risner was westbound on


S.R. 78 W around 4:23 p.m.
on Jan. 4 when she entered
the left turn lane of S.R. 78 W
and Buckhead Drive. Mr. Dod-
son was eastbound on the
same highway when Ms. Ris-
ner attempted a left turn onto
Buckhead Drive, continued the
report.
Ms. Risner's 2003 four-door
Ford then struck the front left
side of the motorcycle, stated
the report.
The motorcycle overturned
and came to rest in the grassy
median.
The Ford sustained an esti-
mated $3,500 in damages, stat-
ed the report, while damage to
the motorcycle was estimated
to be $5,000.
Ms. Risner was taken to
Raulerson Hospital with minor
injuries, the report stated.
The accident is still under
investigation.


Drug cases lead to


federal indictment


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A 41-year old Okeechobee
man could face life in prison
and up to $4 million in fines af-
ter his indictment by a federal
grand jury on drug and weap-
ons charges.
An indictment, unsealed
Dec. 18, charged Williams
Roberts with possession with
the intent to sell or deliver over
five grams of crack cocaine,
carrying a firearm during the
commission of a drug traffick-
ing crime, and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.


The charges resulted from a
traffic stop by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on state
road 70 near Okeechobee on
Oct. 2. Roberts was the driver
of the vehicle. The arrest re-
port stated that several drugs,
including cocaine and prescrip-
tion medication were found in
the vehicle. Authorities also lo-
cated a number of firearms and
ammunition in the vehicle.
Federal prosecutors indi-
cated that they would seek
enhanced penalties in the case
because Mr. Roberts had sev-
See Drug Page 13


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As Okeechobee County
Sheriff Paul May was sworn
in Tuesday, Jan. 6, to serve his
second term tears swelled in
his eyes and he struggled to
keep his emotions in check.
"I want to thank each of
you," he said to the members
of his department in atten-
dance. "You are the ones who
make this department."
Then, to break the somber
mood, he added: "I haven't
been this emotional since I had
three kings and (Major) Noel
(Stephen) had three aces."
Retired Judge William Hen-
dry swore in Sheriff May as
members of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office filled the
deputy's room.
Looking back at this first
four years in office, the former
Florida Highway Patrol trooper
said he and his department


have accomplished several of
his goals.
"We've concentrated on
three things: drugs, the sale of
alcohol to minors and gangs.
We've addressed all of them,"
he said.
He went on to point out that
although crime decreased by
17 percent in 2007, he knows it
won't stay that low.
"I'm one of the only ones in
the countywhere business goes
up instead of going down," he
said.
Sheriff May, 62, went on to
point out that the abuse of pre-
scription drugs has become
larger than the use of marijua-
na, cocaine or methamphet-
amine. He said prescription
drugs are now causing more
deaths in Florida than any other
drug-related death.
"They've compounded the
work we do," he pointed out.
Looking ahead, the sher-


iff said he and his department
will continue to battle what he
considers to be the number
one problem in Okeechobee
County -- drugs.
When Sheriff May first an-
nounced his intention on run-
ning for that office he said he
didn't know what to think. He
was aware that some voters
had doubts since his over 30
years in law enforcement were
spent as an FHP trooper.
But, after winning his sec-
ond term with 80 percent of the
votes, Sheriff May feels he has
put to rest those doubts about
his ability.
"I would like to thank the
community for the confidence
they placed in me," he said.
"I've found this job is common
sense, treating people right and
doing the right thing."
In looking ahead to his next
four years, his mantra of doing
See Sheriff Page 13


Wheelchairs donated to schools


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board Tuesday received
a donation of six wheelchairs
from SunCoast Medical Equip-
ment which will be distributed
to each elementary school and
one to New Endeavor High
School.
Tariq Memon of SunCoast
delivered the wheelchairs
which will be used by the
school nurses when students
have any medical emergencies
or injuries on campus. These
could be any injuries that oc-
cur on the playground or other
areas of the school or even just
a medical emergency such as a
student with low blood sugar
who needs to be transported to


the clinic to receive medicine tients to help them obtain the
from the nurse as soon as pos- necessary equipment.
sible. For more information call
The wheelchairs that were 863-467-8711 or visit their loca-
donated hold the capacity of tion at 412 N.E. Park Street.
150 pounds in order to accom- Assistant Superintendent
modate children of all sizes in of Schools Ken Kenworthy ex-
elementary school. pressed the district's thanks to
Mr. Memon stated that, "this SunCoast Medical Equipment
donation is just another exam- for their donation. He said they
ple of our continuing commu- are thankful that there are so
nity commitment. We will be many locally minded business
participating in the Health and owners in Okeechobee who
Safety Expo on Saturday, Jan. automatically think of donating
17, (at the Okeechobee Agri- to the community in general.
Civic Center) where we will be According to Mr. Kenwor-
available to give information to thy, some of the elementary
families in Okeechobee." schools currently have wheel-
Mr. Memon also explained chairs, but these are not in
that if there is anyone who good condition. Others have
needs medical equipment that adapted by using other meth-
truly cannot afford it, they are
open to trying to work with pa- See Wheelchairs Page 13


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
On Tuesday, Suncoast Medical Equipment donated six
wheelchairs to the Okeechobee County Elementary
Schools. Tariq Memom (left) made the presentation to As-
sistant Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (right).
The wheelchairs will help the school nurses transport
children when injuries or other medical emergencies oc-
cur on campus.


Vol. 100 No. 3


Oath of office: Sheriff Paul May sworn in


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May (left) was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 6, to serve his
second term in office by retired Judge William Hendry (right). Sheriff May's wife, Delo-
res (second from left), held the Bible while he took the oath of office. Looking on was
(left to right, background) Major Noel Stephen, Reverend Joe Bishop and Okeechobee
County Commissioner Noel Chandler.


Sheriff May starts second term





2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 7, 2009


At the Library ...


By Kresta King
Library Director
Okeechobee Public Library

Library presents
cultural program
Okeechobee County Library is
excited to welcome Lauren Aus-
tin, Quilting Fabric Artist, Storytell-
er, and Teacher on Friday, Jan. 16,
at 7 p.m. Lauren is a fabric artist
who creates quilts using her own
hand-dyed materials to share Af-
rican American culture and his-
tory in the tradition of the "Griot,"
who is the keeper of the history of
the people.
Her quilts and artwork are
"conceived for people to see,
touch, and experience in ways
that bring out not just memories,
but emotions." The program is
provided free to the public by the
Florida Humanities Council.
The Okeechobee Friends of
the Library will also provide light
refreshments after the program.

Folic acid

prevents

birth defects
Folic acid is a B vitamin that
aids in the prevention of birth de-
fects. It occurs naturally in foods
as folate. It is recommended that
all women of childbearing age
take 400 micrograms of folic acid
every day. Folic acid is especially
beneficial when taken before
pregnancy. Since over 50 percent
of pregnancies are unplanned, it
is important to include folic acid
in the female diet at all times.
Folic acid helps to prevent a
large percentage of neural tube
defects. The neural tube is the
part of an embryo which forms
eventually into the brain and
spinal cord. Such birth defects
include Spina Bifida and Anen-
cephaly. Spina Bifida is a defor-
mation of the spinal cord usually
leaving the spine exposed where
the skin and muscle tissue fail to
form. Anencephaly is a deforma-
tion of the brain involving little or
no formation of the brain at all.
Healthy formation of the neural
tube happens at 2-4 weeks after
conception. This critical time is
often disregarded and overlooked
considering most women do not
know they are pregnant at this
early stage. This is why women
should take folic acid before be-
coming pregnant.
Folate can be found naturally
in foods such as fortified cereals,
dry beans, leafy green vegetables,
and orange juice. However, in
order to consume the recom-
mended 400 micrograms per day,
a vitamin supplement is usually
necessary. Most vitamins include
folic acid but make sure that the
vitamin you choose supplements
the full 400 micrograms. Folic
acid can also be purchased as a
separate supplement. Your local
pharmacy should carry both of
these sources of folic acid.
Folic acid is recommended not
only for women but for men as
well. Studies show that folic acid
is important for red blood cell
production. Studies also suggest
that folic acid may help prevent
stroke and some cancers.
If you have questions about fo-
lic acid or pre-conceptional health
please call the Healthy Start Coali-
tion at 863-462-5877.

Lotteries

Florida Lottery- Here are
the numbers selected Monday
in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3:
1-6-3; Play 4: 5-8-0-0; Lotto: 2-4-
8-10-30-33; Fantasy 5: 6-9-14-23-
25. Numbers selected Tuesday
in the Florida Lottery: Cash 3:
5-7-0; Play 4: 3-0-9-4.


Library Advisory
Board seeks new
member
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, is
seeking interested applicants for
appointment to one (1) regular
member position on the Library
Advisory Board. Applications
may be obtained from the County
Administrator's Office located at
Room 206 in the Judicial Center
at 312 NW Third Street, Okeecho-
bee. All applicants must complete
a Board/Committee application
form. Applications must be sub-
mitted to the County Administra-
tor's Office no later than 4 p.m.
on Jan. 21, 2009.

Hollywood Musicals
at the Library
lan Nairnsey, Okeechobee's
own authority on musicals,
will present programs in Janu-
ary at the library at 7 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library


Meeting Room. Ian will talk about
the composers and their musi-
cals and play musical selections.
These programs are free and
open to the public: Friday, Jan.
13-Cole Porter in Hollywood; Fri-
day, Jan. 20-Rodgers and Hart in
Hollywood; Friday, Jan. 27-Irving
Berlin in Hollywood. For more in-
formation call Jan Day (Fehrman)
at 863-357-9980.

Library Co-op to
host open house
The Glades County Public
Library has recently become
a part of Heartland Coopera-
tive (Glades, Highlands, Desoto,
Hardee and Okeechobee Coun-
ties). They will be celebrating A
New Chapter with an open house
of Jan. 20, from 2 to 7 p.m. Fea-
tured at this open house, Kirby
Sullivan will describe his recent
trip to Thailand. This will be at 3
p.m. There will be a program for
children and items for display as
well as refreshments. Everyone is
welcome to attend and also get a
new library card.


Birth Announcement


Jamar

Henry Futch
Ashley Martin and Steve Futch
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, Ja-
mar Henry Futch.
He was born on Dec. 12, 2008
at Florida Hospital in Sebring. He
weighed 8 lbs. 12 ounces and was
22 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Hope and Phillip Martin of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Alice
Futch and AJ Henry of Okeecho-
bee.


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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after 10 a.m. Winds will be from the south southeast
at 5 to 15 mph becoming west southwest. Winds could gust as high
as 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear
with a low around 49. Winds will be out of the west around 5 mph
becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be calm becom-
ing west northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 45. Winds will
be calm becoming west northwest around 5 mph.






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Thanks for participating!
POLITICAL SIGNS: The election have been over for almost two
months. There is still a Tom Rooney sign out on Rt. 78. It is a big sign,
not one of the ones people have in their yards. I think whoever put up
this sign should remove it.
FIRE TRUCKS: Shame on you! It's Christmas and an antique fire
truck roams through our neighborhood for a little while to celebrate
Christmas and encourage all to be Merry and you, Mr. or Mrs. Scrooge
want to ruin it for everyone because of your own dismay. I don't be-
lieve that a short trip around the "hood" will put us in a economic
frenzy. If it will make you feel better, I am going to the fire department
and donating the cost of gas so that next year we can again, Be merry!
I wish you a prosperous New Year and if you are in need, just ask any
of your neighbors, I am sure they would help out! Our community is
a wonderful place, full of wonderful people!
YARD SALES: I thought yards sales could be held once a month
at one location? If this is so, why are they allowed to have a continu-
ous yard sale going on at Northwest 34th Street for months now? The
items are left out 24 hours a day. Where are our code enforcement
officers? Someone needs to clean up this area.
COUNTY EMPLOYEES: No one has forced the county workers
and also law enforcement to take these jobs. They know what they
are letting themselves into. They don't deserve any better treatment
than any one else. A cop knows when he accepts that job there is a
good chance he will be injured in the line of duty. If he doesn't he or
she should go into another form of employment.
GANGS: You want to flush gangs out of the community? Go to the
neighborhoods were gangs are more prevalent. Have cash for guns,
start a basketball league sponsored by the Okeechobee Police depart-
ment. Get the youth involved in the community, by starting something
like Americore. You have to get to the people where the gangs are at.
Get them to trust the police department and the gang task force. And
then you will be able to flush the gang members out.
AIRPORT: As a property owner, taxpayer, and former county em-
ployee in Okeechobee County, I am disappointed, but not surprised,
by the county administrator's decision to defer filling the vacant Air-
port and Industrial Park Manager job position. Not filling the airport &
industrial park manager's job is very foolhardy in that the short-term
cost saving is extremely small in comparison to the potential long-
term loss in economic development benefit to the county, at a time
it is greatly needed. Mostly, I am very disappointed that the county
commissioners would so passively permit such short-sightedness on
the part of the county administrator, and submissively agree to largely
superfluous budget-cutting actions. Unfortunately, until the county
commissioners come to the fundamental realization that a county
government that is wrong in its principles cannot be right in its prac-
tices, they will essentially achieve nothing more than rearranging the
chairs on the deck of the Titanic. Sadly, the county employees and the
people will suffer for it.
SANTA: I really love the Okeechobee tradition of Santa riding on
the old fire truck. My kids are too old to believe in Santa, but we hap-
pened to be in town when he went by, they were sticking their heads
out the car windows and waving like crazy. Instead of teenagers, they
were acting like excited 5-year-olds. It's a wonderful tradition and I
want to thank the volunteers who do it every year. And if the cost
of gas is a problem, we can take up a collection and I am sure we
could easily raise the money. Because getting smiles from the chil-
dren -- even the big ones -- is worth something. We should not let the
economic downturn steal our traditions and our joy in life.
TAXES: The local financial problems are getting much worse. Why
can't we eliminate all exemptions from commercially zoned proper-
ty? This would put millions on the tax rolls. I am sure that the owners
of commercial property that does not have an exemption would be
in favor of this. I do not know of any of them that did not have their
assessment raised this year, even though their property went down in
value. I do not want to beat a dead horse, but we need some equal-
ization from all land owners.
WHITE ELEPHANT: With all of the economic problems facing
our community, I don't understand how they can continue to pour
money into the Agri-Civic Center, which has been a white elephant
from day one. If you don't know the meaning of the term, a white
elephant is considered to be a sacred animal. So if you have one, then
you have to feed it but it does not work. It's an honor to have one, but
a very expensive honor. How long can we keep pouring money into
that place with no return on the investment?
HAPPY NEW YEAR: It's a new year and I hope everyone in
Okeechobee has a great one. While we're making New Year's Reso-
lutions, how about resolving to be a little nicer to each other? With
the economy in a sad shape, we really need to watch out for each
other and help people when we can.
HOUSING: With all the vacant houses around town you would
think you could find a rental at a decent price. Lots of people need a
place to live. Wouldn't it be better to get something in rent rather than
to just let the house sit empty?
CHRISTMAS: I want to thank everyone who donated to the toy
drives this year. It was more important than ever this year because the
need is so great. Those who donated made the holiday a lot happier
for the children in need. God bless you all.
GANGS: it makes me SICK that the gangs are here; I sure wish we
were back in John Colliers' day. He would have rode them out on the
horse they rode in on. Nowadays, I know y'all have to follow the letter
of the law and that they are protected under the laws and Constitution
the same as every other citizen ... until they break the law(s).
CENSUS: I saw in the paper that the Census needs workers. It
seems to me this would be a good job for college students. They can
work at night or on weekends. People who are unemployed would
have to lose their benefits if they take these jobs, and the jobs are tem-
porary so that would not be smart. But surely they can find enough
people to take the Census. For federal funding, we need every person
counted. Funding is often based on population size.
COMMISSION: I am curious as to who the governor will appoint
to fill the seat left vacant on the county commission by the recent
passing of Mr. Wherrell. The governor is a Republican. Do you think
he will choose a Republican? That would put two Republicans on the
county commission. That would really be a change. There were Re-
publican candidates who ran in that district last election, so I would
say it is a possibility.
ADVICE: Some advice for the new year. 1. Never slap a man who's
chewing tobacco. 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. 3. There are
two theories to arguing with a woman ... neither works. 4. Never miss
a good chance to shut up. 5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. 7. The quickest way to
double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket. 8. Good
judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
judgment. 9. If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every
now and then to make sure it's still there. 10. Lettin' the cat outta the


bag is a whole lot easier'n putting' it back.
HEALTHY START: When I became pregnant I was told about
Healthy Start, a program that offers you classes on how to be good
parent and give you the tools as well. Soon after, Healthy families was
created, a program to follow Healthy Start. They have someone come
to your home once a week and show you exercises to do with your
baby to learn and to bond more with your child. These programs are
amazing. If you know someone who is pregnant or you are expect-
ing, go to HRS and enroll. The workers are kind and compassionate.
My son and I love our case worker in Healthy Families and look to see
her at every visit. I have learned how to be a better parent and during
the holidays when money was tight they brought my little boy pres-
ents. I want to say THANK YOU! We owe it to our children to be the
best parents possible and you have given me the tools to do so. From
the bottom of my heart. thank vou.


Letters to the Editor


Sidewalks
appreciated
After the election as a candi-
date for City Council, I wrote a let-
ter explaining how I see my can-
didacy not as unsuccessful but as
an extraordinary journey through
the election process. Why? Meet-
ing the people of our community
and learning their concerns face
to face is what makes the journey
successful.
I write this letter for two pur-
poses. First, to applaud our City


Council Members for approv-
ing the repairing of sidewalks
and I realize you can't repair all
based on present funding, but it
is a great start. As present council
members you are making many
disabled/handicapped, joggers/
walkers very happy and I hope
for those folks and many others,
future funds allow you to contin-
ue the improvements throughout
our community. On both my jour-
neys walking through the neigh-
borhoods I observed and spoke
to many folks having to leave the
sidewalks and enter the street


The Counseling Corner


Take steps for a
mentally healthier you
By the American
Counseling Association
Admit it. Most of us don't give
our mental health much atten-
tion unless we are facing a seri-
ous problem. That's too bad, be-
cause in today's complicated and
troubled world most of us could
stand to reduce our stress and
worry, and to feel better about
ourselves.
Think of improving your men-
tal health as similar to improving
your physical health. Just as exer-
cise gets your muscles in better
shape, there are things you can
do to get your feelings and atti-
tudes into better shape.
How to begin? Start by making
time for yourself. In today's busy
world it's easy to fill our days with
work, family and social obliga-
tions, leaving little or no time for
ourselves.
The fix for that is to include
"you" in your daily schedule. Cre-
ate a real schedule that includes
time each day for at least one
thing you find relaxing or enjoy-
able. Maybe it's reading a book,
working at a hobby, or just tak-
ing a relaxing walk. Put it in your
schedule and make sure it hap-
pens.
Getting involved with others
is another way to reduce stress
and feel better about yourself.
Today's tough economic times
have many community, civic and
religious organizations searching
for volunteers to help carry out
their work.
Giving something back to the


community can offer a mean-
ingful escape from your own
problems (and often puts such
problems in a better perspective)
while also providing a sense of
fulfillment and self-worth that's
essential for good mental health.
And don't ignore staying physi-
cally fit as a means to improve
mental health. Studies find regu-
lar exercise is a great way to fight
depression, for example. Plus,
as we get ourselves into better
shape, we usually start to feel
more confident about ourselves -
everything from how we look to
what we can do. And that's good
mental health.
No, you can't make stress
and problems just disappear, but
building a little relaxation into
your life, helping those in need
and staying physically active can
all improve mental health and
make it easier to cope with the
problems you will face.
But if you find that your own
actions don't have you feeling
better, check out the help that a
counseling professional or other
mental health professionals can
offer.
There are many fixes for better
mental health. Whether it's steps
you take on your own, or help
you get from a counseling profes-
sional, good mental health is a
goal worth achieving.
"The Counseling Corner" is
provided as a public service by
the American Counseling As-
sociation, the nation's largest
organization of counseling pro-
fessionals. Learn more about
the counseling profession at
the ACA web site, www.coun-
seling.org.


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


because their motorized cart,
wheelchair, those taking an eve-
ning stroll and bicyclists could not
maneuver the sidewalks, because
they were torn up so bad. Having
to leave the sidewalk and entering
the street put them in jeopardy.
I'm sure, many of the people I
observed and spoke to in the ar-
eas you are working appreciate
the start of repairs even though I
had nothing to do with the Coun-
cil's approval. Second, people are
quick to criticize and seldom to
appreciate; so it is good to know
that as a Council you stay atop of
issues and again, people must un-
derstand it takes prioritizing, team
approval and funding available to
accomplish any project.
God Bless our community.
Jim Vensel

Rim Ditch Toy Run
Now that the holidays are over,
I would like to take a minute to
thank everyone that participated
in the Rim Ditch Toy Run.
Through your efforts we raised
$865 for Big Lake Outreach Mis-
sion for their food kitchen and
pantry. We also collected a truck
full of toys and $400 for the Cham-
ber's Santa's Angel Network.
Thanks to you, we managed to


help with some of our communi-
ties needs.
A special thank you to those
that let us use their business foi
our stops:
Daddy Frank, Maggie, Betty
Rae, their staff and patrons al
the Iron Eagle; Nancy and Alan
Smith, their staff and patrons al
Good Spirits; Debbie and Kevin,
their staff and patrons at Butch's
Fish Camp; Alex, Michelle, and
Ted, their staff and patrons at J &
S; Happy Hour and their patrons;
Barry and Tammy, their staff, and
patrons at the Office Bar & Grill:
also thanks to Office Bar & Grill
for hosting the preparation meet-
ings.
Bill and his crew at Cypress
Hut Eagle's Club. A special thanks
there. Everyone said the food was
excellent.
Thank you, John and Ken
Lewis for all of your leg work.
A big thanks to Bette Mold-
enhauer and Paulette Yannett. I
don't think there is anything you
two can't do.
We had bikers from all over
North America, locals, and oui
winter guests participating.
Thank You all for making us
your community.
Jean Collier


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 7
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group, Open
Discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m.; N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.
Thursday, Jan. 8
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North
Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun.
All types of sewing is welcome, such as quilting, applique,
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging. Bring your sewing
machines if you like to sew. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group basic text meeting 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at 863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups forwomen
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W
Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call the program
coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at 863-763-5093.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5


Woman accused of



taking teen into bar


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was
arrested early Sunday for alleg-
edly taking an underage girl into
a local bar.
Candice Lynn Simmer, 21,
Red Barn Road, was arrested
Jan. 4 on a felony charge of in-
terference with child custody.
She was also charged with the
misdemeanor of contributing to
the delinquency of a minor.
Simmer was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $1,500.
An arrest report by Detec-
tive Rosemary Farless, of the


Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), states Simmer took
a 14-year-old
girl into a local
nightclub with-
out the permis-
sion of the
teenage girl's
mother.
Detective
Farless goes on
to state in her Candice Lynn
report that Sim- Simmer
mer and the girl
are friends and that she knows
the girl is underage.
The teen said she used a fake
identification card to get into the
club, continued the detective's


report, and that once she was in
the club she threw it away. De-
tective Farless said the card could
not be found.
The detective's report states
she first became aware of the sit-
uation when she saw a bouncer
walking the girl out of the club at
11:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. The
bouncer reportedly told the de-
tective the girl's true age.
Detective Farless stated that
she contacted the teen's mother,
who told her that the girl must
have slipped out of the house
while she was asleep.
Simmer was then found in-
side the bar and placed under
arrest without incident.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A bookkeeper at a local busi-
ness has been arrested on charg-
es that she wrote over $10,000 in
companychecks
without autho-
rization, then
cashed them. e
L a u r ie e
Jeanne Elwin
Ave., Okeecho-
bee, was arrest-
ed Jan. 3 and
charged with Laurie Jeanne
three counts of Elgin
felony theft and
three counts of uttering a forged
instrument. She was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $15,000.
Elgin wrote at least three
checks to herself then took them
to a local bank and cashed them,
said an arrest report by Deputy
Mark Shireman of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO).


Gas thefts tied to Cuban refugees


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two men arrested in Okeecho-
bee last July for the alleged use
of fraudulent credit cards to pur-
chase fuel, will not face state
charges but have been indicted
on numerous federal charges.
Yunier Garcia Olivera, and
Osmany Garcia were allegedly
part of a string of thefts in several
counties that provided fuel for at-
tempts to bring Cuban refugees
into the United States, federal
prosecutors allege.
The Okeechobee case was
broke by alert deputies who re-
sponded to the report of fraud at
a local gas station. The clerk told


deputies that the suspects were
in the process of purchasing fuel
with fraudulent credit cards.
A short chase led to the arrest
of the two men. During the chase,
deputies said they saw one of the
suspects throw 13 credit cards
out the window of the fleeing
van. Some 700 gallons of fuel was
seized in this investigation.
The men were charged with
transporting dangerous materials
in an unlawful conveyance and
operating a commercial vehicle
without a valid commercial driv-
ers license in state courts. Those
charges were later dropped.
Federal authorities said the
men were under surveillance by
them in September and October


of this year. Douglas Johnson, a
Special Agent for the U.S. Immi-
gration and Customs Enforcement
Agency said the men were Cuban
Nationals that had obtained credit
cards, through theft and other
means, and re-encoded the num-
bers into plastic gift cards.
Authorities said more than
$500,000 worth of gasoline was
stolen in Palm Beach County dur-
ing the operation. The van used
in the thefts had a special internal
fuel tank that could carry up to
400 gallons of fuel.
Agent Johnson said the fuel
from these thefts would be taken
to remote areas and placed into
the tanks of taxi cabs, boats,
and other vehicles. He said the


fuel was used for Cuban alien
smuggling events. An informant
claimed that Garcia Olivera pro-
vided the boats and the gasoline
that is used in the smuggling.
Federal agents said video evi-
dence at the gas pumps will be
used should these cases go to
trial.
Charges against the men in-
clude the production of a counter-
feit device, conspiracy to produce
and traffic counterfeit devices,
and production and trafficking in
counterfeit devices.
The two men were due to ap-
pear in court on Jan. 9, in West
Palm Beach.


The report states that on Dec.
10, 2008, she wrote a check for
$2,500, then wrote a second one
for $3,000 on Dec. 31, 2008. The
manager of the business discov-
ered the two checks while going
over a bank statement, the report
added.
Elgin, continued the report,
normally took care of the mail
and the company's financial mat-
ters. She had been employed with
the company for three years.
After finding the two checks,
the manager went to his bank
where it was learned that Elgin


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had written a check for $5,000
on another account, said Deputy
Shireman's report.
The report goes on to state
that the three checks were not
recorded in the company check
book.
None of the checks were au-
thorized by either the manager or
the owner of the business.
Deputy Shireman said he
compared the signatures of the
manager and business owner
but their handwriting did not
match the signature on the three
checks.


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Aileen Dean, 83
OKEECHOBEE- Aileen Johnson
Dean, formerly of Frankfort, Ky.,
died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in her
home. She was 83.
A native of Franklin County, Ky.,
she was born Nov. 13, 1925. She
was a retired instructor with Bell
South and AT&T. Mrs. Dean was a
member of the (l.. . i.L' .. Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late
W Frank "Pop" and Sadie Barnes
Johnson.
She is survived by her husband,
Garrett "Binks" Dean; two sons, Lan-
ny Dean (Debbie), Okeechobee, and
Tim Dean, Frankfort, Ky.; a brother,
Frank Johnson Jr., Frankfort, Ky.;
one granddaughter; and a great-
grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, Jan. 7, 2009 at Harrod Brothers
Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Perkins will
officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to
8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at the
funeral home. Burial will follow at
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Wood-
ford County, Ky.
Bearers will be Bill Adams, Barry
Harrod, Greg Hosley, Larry Van-
Hoose, Sonny Bennett and Randy
Long.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of
sympathy may be made to Big Lake
Hospice, 3543 U.S. Highway 441 S.,
Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Arrangements are under the care-
ful direction of Harrod Brothers Fu-
neral Home, LLC, and condolences
may be shared via the online guest
book at www.harrodbrothersfune-
ralhome.com.
Annie Montte
Sheffield, 75
OKEECHOBEE- Annie Montte
Sheffield, died Saturday, Jan. 3,
2009, in her residence. She was 75.
Born Feb. 16, 1933 in Lakeland,
she had been a lifetime resident of
Okeechobee.
She is survived by her son, Alfred
Douglas (Vickie); daughter, Lillie
Rodriguez (Allatio); grandson, Rob-
ert Rodriguez; granddaughters, Meg-
an Rodriguez and Lou Ann
Woodruff; brother, Eary Mallory
(Gail), all of (i... 1 i. ,d sisters,
Betty Bray, of Ocala, and Judy Bray,
of West Virginia.
There will be no visitation or ser-
vices.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

David E. Ashley, 76
OKEECHOBEE David E. Ashley,
died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in Rau-
lerson Hospital. He was 76.
Born May 22,
1932 in New Cas-
tle, Ind. to Earl
and Eva Ashley,
he was a lab tech-
nician for Delco
Remy for 30
years. He came to
Okeechobee in
1981. He was a member of the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
Okeechobee Lions Club, and Ma-
sonic Scottish Rite. He proudly
served our country in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Brenda S. Ashley; sister,
Louise Ashley; and brother, Charles
Ashley.
He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Joyce Ford Ashley; son, Jeffery
W Ashley (Janie), of New Castle,
Ind.; three grandchildren, Eric Hasty,
Amanda, and Jeffery Ashley, all from
New Castle, Ind.; two great-grand-
children; two brothers, Jim Ashley,
of New Castle, Ind., and Bernard
Ashley, of Port Orange; and sister,
Maretta Mogle, of New Castle, Ind.
A memorial service will be at a lat-
er date. Burial will be in New Castle,
Ind.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the food pantry at Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church.
Friends may sign the '.,. il ..... i. at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass ( i., i il ... .
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.


In Loving Memory of Alan Wildmann
(1/8/64 to 1/7/08)
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hand we cannot touch,
Still we have so many memories,
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part,
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
We love you,
Mom and Neal (Pops), Tammy (Wenchie),
Tiffany, Eric and Austin, Diane and Gene, Cindy
and family, Billy (pal) and family and most of
all, your life partner, Scott.
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Frank Kavanaugh III
CLEMENTSVILLE Frank Kava-
naugh III, passed away Dec. 18,
2008.
A Memorial Service will be held 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the
Hobe Sound Community Presby-
terian Church, 11933 SE Juno Cres-
cent, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.

Jesse A. Willis, 78
OKEECHOBEE- Jesse A. Willis,
of Okeechobee, died Thursday, Jan.
1, 2009, in Raulerson Hospital.
Born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Talequah,
Okla., he has resided in ( '.. il. ....
for over 45 years and enjoyed gar-
dening and fishing.
He is preceded in death by four
brothers and a twin sister.
Survivors include two sons, An-
drew Willis of Mexico, Mo., and
Chris Willis of Okeechobee; two
brothers, Delbert Willis (Mary) of
Kansas City, Mo., Ted Willis (Naomi)
of Welling, Okla.; and four sisters,
Dora Rogers of Portland, Ore., Lillie
Lanier (Audery) of Dennellon,
Mandy Gilman (Mosco) of Okeecho-
bee and Ann Surls also of Okeecho-
bee. There are several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours and services were
on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at the Old
Regular Baptist Church on SW 10th
Avenue. Burial followed at Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements were under the
direction and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.
Online condolences may be made
at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
John Clevenger, 71
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A Celebra-
tion of Life will be at a later date for
John Milton Clevenger, 71, of Cooke-
ville, who died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009,
in Cookeville Regional Medical Cen-
ter.
Mr. Clevenger was born Jan. 13,
1937, in Wabash, Ind., to the late
Ralph and Alta May Landis Cleven-
ger.
He graduated from Wabash High
School in 1955. He went to work for
the American Rock Wool, which lat-
er became U.S. Gypsum, and
worked over 35 years. In 1990,
when the company was downsized,
he was manager of the sales order
center for the Midwest.
The couple then located to Okee-
chobee, Fla., and John went to work
for Florida Turnpike at Yee Haw
Junction and later was manager of
the Port St. Lucie Exit. He retired
from the Florida DOT in 2002.
For the last eight months he had
been a resident of Cookeville.
He was a member of the Naval Re-
serve. He enjoyed playing basketball
and enjoyed the outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his sister, Thel-
ma Osborn; and two brothers,
Homer Clevenger and Bill Clevenger.
He is survived by his wife of over
52 years, Paula Rebecca "Becky" Du-
gan Clevenger, whom he married
June 23, 1956, in Wabash, Ind.; son,
John Christopher Clevenger of
Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law,
Cheri Kay and John McKoon; grand-
son, Jack Allen McKoon, all of Ross-
ville, Ind.; sister, Mary Sink of
Sugarland, Texas; brother and sister-
in-law, George and Donna Dugan of
Fort Pierce, Fla.
Mr. Clevenger's family suggest me-
morials be made to the Foundation
at Cookeville Regional Medical Can-
cer Care, Fund One Medical Center
Blvd., Cookeville, TN 38501.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Fu-
neral Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Please share any thoughts and
memories at www.hhhfuner-
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Kay Mullins, 66
OKEECHOBEE- Kay Mullins, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Jan. 2,
2009, in Martin Memorial Hospital in
Stuart. She was
66.
Born on Sept. 2,
1942, in Logan,
WVa., she was
the daughter of
Ernest and Billie
Carey. Both have
preceded her
death.
A resident of Okeechobee since
1964, she enjoyed boating and her
grandchildren. She was a member
of the (i. .. I . Kiwanis Club.
Mrs. Mullins graduated with a Mas-
ter's Degree in Education from Flori-
da Atlantic University in Boca Raton,
Florida. In 1964, she began her em-
ployment in Education within the
Okeechobee County School System.
She last held the position of Primary
Specialist at North Elementary.
From 1985 until 2000, when she re-
tired, she had served as the Provost
of the Okeechobee Campus of In-
dian River Community College, now
known as Indian River State College.
Kay is survived by her husband of
47 years, Danny; one son, Danny
"Bubba" Mullins of (1II. ..1..I',,,i
and one daughter, Samantha Van-
dergrift (Craig) of Port St. Lucie,
Florida. Also surviving are one
grandson, Kyle Lane Mullins of
Okeechobee; two granddaughters,
Alexandra Brooke Vandergrift of
Port St. Lucie and Katelyn Brooke
Stuart of ('i.. .. il .. In addition,
she is survived by one sister, Pat
Pogue of Plant City;and her in-laws,
Grady and Ines Mullins of Okeecho-
bee.
Friends may call at the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral ser-
vices, officiated by Brother Joe Bish-
op of Fountain of Life Church, will
be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m.
within Oakview Baptist Church. En-
tombment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Okee-
chobee Educational Foundation
1703 S.W Mockingbird Drive, Port
St. Lucie, Florida 34986.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.
Mildred Ruth Koons, 80
OKEECHOBEE Mildred Ruth
Koons, of Okeechobee, died Thurs-
day, Jan. 1, 2009, in the Lake Placid
Heath Care Center. She was 80.
Born May 29, 1928, she attended
Windsor Central High School in
Windsor, N.Y and graduated from
the Baptist Bible College in 1950.
She had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1980 and was a mem-
ber of the Grace Brethren Church.
She is survived by her daughter,
Mary Ruth Koons Hicks (Ted) of Fort
Collins, Colo.; brothers, Frederic A.
Patton (Rachel) of Okeechobee, and
Thomas Patton (Helen) of Bain-
bridge, N.Y; sister, Jennie Pearl
Shields (Tom) of Hallstead, Pa.; and
four grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or ser-
vices.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee.


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Ralph 'Steve' Steven
Garrett, 56
OKEECHOBEE- Ralph "Steve"
Steven Garrett, passed away Mon-
day, Dec. 29, 2008 in Stuart. He was
56.
He was born in Richmond, Ind.,
and had been a resident of the
Treasure Coast for 50 years, moving
from Indiana, and had been in
(i ... ii .. .1 for the last five years.
He attended Martin County High
School. He had been a heavy equip-
ment mechanic and operator in the
construction industry on the Treas-
ure Coast.
He is survived by his wife of 24
years, Lisa Wall Garrett, of Okecho-
bee; daughters, Hope Garrett Kier-
nan, and Karen Botelle, both of Port
St. Lucie; sons, Steven Donovan Gar
rett, of Okeechobee, Brant Andrew
Garrett, of Port St. Lucie, Tom Bo-
telle, of Stuart, and John Botelle, of
Tequesta; mother, Phyllis Brooker,
of Manchester, Tenn.; seven grand-
children; sisters, Linda Garrett and
Joy Claus, of Manchester, Tenn., and
Joanne Cross, of Virginia Beach, Va.;
and brothers, Michael Garrett, of
Texas, and Donald E. Garrett, of
( I., I ,,I ,
Inurnment will take place at a later
date in Forest Hills Memorial Park,
Palm City.
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OHS Softball team
plans tryouts
The Okeechobee High School
softball program will hold try-
outs for ninth thru 12th graders
on Jan. 8 and 9 from 3 until 6
p.m. at the OHS softball field. Any
interested athletes must have a
physical to participate in the try-
out. Physical forms can be picked
up from the main office at OHS.
If you are playing another sport
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or have any questions pertaining
to try-outs please contact Coach
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soon as possible.

Hospice plans
3-day yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will
host a Huge 3-day-first of the year
yard sale at the Blue Volunteer
Building, next to The Hamrick
Home (411 S.E. 4th Street) on
Thursday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. un-
til 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 9, 8 a.m. un-
til 2 p.m. and Saturday Jan. 10, 8
a.m. until noon. Many new items
available all monies raised will
go towards patient care here in
Okeechobee, including services
provided at The Hamrick Home.
For information, call Cathy at 863-
467-2321.


DAR to meet
The National Society, Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution
has changed it's regular meeting
place from the Oakview Baptist
Church to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Public Library. We will nor-
mally be meeting on the first Sat-
urday of each month September
through May but for the month of
January ONLY we will be meeting
on Jan. 10, the second Saturday
at the library.

Church to hold yard
sale on Jan. 10
Believer's Fellowship Church
will hold a benefit yard sale on
Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. un-
til noon. The church is located at
300 S.W Sixth Ave, Okeechobee.
The sale will feature an organ, of-
fice furniture, baby clothes, toys,
dresses, jeans, shoes, lamps and
much more. For further informa-
tion, please call Pansy Campbell
at 863-697-2570.

Early Learning
Coalition meets
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Indian River, Martin & Okeecho-
bee Counties, Inc.- Okeechobee
County Provider/Advisory Council
Meeting will be Wednesday, Jan.
14, at noon at the American Red
Cross, 323 North Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee. The Bylaws/Per-
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Barbecue contest is planned for Jan. 23


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Time is wasting for the
Okeechobee local BBQ cooks.
Okeechobee Main Street's sev-
enth annual Top of the Lake BBQ
Affair is just around the corner.
However, this year's contest is
the Florida State Contest which is
the first part of the Triple Crown


Contest for the Florida Barbeque
Association. This year will be the
second year for the Jack Daniel's
World Championship qualifier
contest and cook spots are filling
up rapidly.
This cook-off, slated for Friday
evening, Jan. 23, and Saturday,
Jan. 24, at the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, is set to draw cooks
from across the nation due to this


contest being both the first leg of
the Triple Crown as well as a Jack
Daniels Qualifier. Competitors will
compete for prize monies along
with trophies for each category.
Local cooks will also be eligi-
ble to compete in the new Ama-
teur Backyard Cook-off category.
Trophies will be given to the
Grand Champion and the Reserve
champion. Additionally, there will


be a trophy given out for the most
improved HomeBoy cook team.
Prizes range from $25 to $400.
Categories include chicken,
pork ribs, pork and brisket. Each
of these categories cost $75 to
enter. If all four categories are
entered, which qualifies the team
for the Grand and Reserve Cham-
pions, the early entry fee is dis-
counted to $260 if paid in full by


Weddings


Barnhill -

Collier
Angi Edwards and Brian Keith
were joined in marriage on Nov.
13, 2008.
The bride is the daughter of
Olen and Alice Edwards of Indi-
antown.
The groom is the son of Bob
and Laura Collier of Lorida and
Desoto City.
The wedding ceremony was
held at High Horse Ranch in Indi-
antown under a full moon and a
candlelight ceremony. Bruce But-
ler, Family Worship Center of Indi-
antown officiated the ceremony.
The bride was given away by Mike
Edwards II and Tyler Bulmer.


The bride's attendants were:
Mike Edwards II, of Okeechobee,
Tyler Bulmer of Indiantown, Casey
Edwards of Okeechobee, Ethan
Edwards of Indiantown, Tony
Stoner of Sebring, Rafe Edwards
of Okeechobee, Lane Edwards
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Sebring, Felton Shaw of Sebring,
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Hendry of Ocala and Caden North
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The groom's attendants were:
Shantell Hendry of Ocala, Tiffany
North of Lecanto, Fla., Whitney
Edwards of Indiantown, Rachelle
Edwards of Okeechobee and Ani-
ta Fay Hanvey of Okeechobee.
Lane Edwards sang "Not a
Moment too Soon" and Anthony
Newell sang "You Had Me From
Hello" at the ceremony.


Brian and Angie Collier.
A reception was held at the
historical Seminole Country Inn
in Indiantown.
The groom is employed with
Indiantown Cogeneration Plant


and the bride is employed with W
and W Lumber.
They will reside in Lorida and
Indiantown.


Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Entries will be accepted after
Wednesday, Jan. 7, for the full
price per category only if space is
available up until the date of the
competition. After Wednesday,
Jan. 7, entry fees for each catego-
ry would be $75 per category or a
total of $300.
Friday's events include several
competitions for sauce, apple pie,
anything butt and beer can chick-
en. These events cost $25 to en-
ter. There is also the ever popular
People's Choice category that will
be held on Saturday, Jan. 24.
The Jack Daniel's World
Championship Invitational Bar-
becue held in Lynchburg, Tenn.,
is a by invitation only event with
U.S. competitors limited to the
following criteria: there is no en-
try fee for the competitors; invita-
tions are sent only to the grand
champion of qualifying contests;
no "pass downs" are allowed;
every U.S. team invited must earn
its way in the competition; inter-
national teams are encouraged
to compete but may not include
U.S. members; an orientation is
held for international teams; and,
experienced barbecue cooks and
ambassadors are on site through-
out the week preceding the con-
test to answer any questions.
Friday's events include sev-


eral competitions from 6 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for sauce, apple
pie, anything butt and beer can
chicken. These events cost $25 to
enter.
Entertainment will be provid-
ed on both Friday night and Satur-
day. Okeechobee Main Street will
be serving beverages for all ages.
On Friday night beginning at 6
p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., the
cook teams will be vending their
foods, so come on out and meet
the cook teams and enjoy some
home cooked BBQ. There will be
a variety of foods available.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m.
the people's choice tent will be
open where individuals can pay
$5 to taste as much as they desire
from each team that enters that
category. They must then select
the best pork butt and the respec-
tive cook will win that event.
For information about the
event, call Toni Doyle at 863-357-
MAIN.
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Proposed Medicaid cuts put dying at risk


STUART- The State of Flori-
da's proposed elimination of the
Medicaid benefit that provides
hospice care to terminally ill pa-
tients actually would cost Florida
millions more than the state cur-
rently spends- adding to the
state's budget deficit rather than
reducing it- according to a newly
released study commissioned by
Florida Hospices and Palliative
Care (FHPC), the statewide group
representing all of the state's hos-
pice providers.
FHPC engaged The Moran
Company, a Washington-based
health care research and consult-
ing firm, to examine the state's fi-
nancial assumptions and develop
an independent evaluation of the
impact of eliminating the Medic-
aid Hospice Benefit, which has
been recommended for elimina-
tion by Florida's Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA). The
Moran study reviewed actual state


data for fiscal year 2007 and con-
cluded that if the cut had been
in place at that time, the state's
health care budget would have
been $3.7 million more. In con-
trast to the findings of the Moran
Company report, AHCA claims
cutting the benefit for fiscal year
2009 would save the state $343
million in Medicaid payments.
Treasure Coast Hospice Foun-
dation Board Chairman and Past
Board of Director Chairman Wil-
liam G. Clifford said, "This report
reinforces our view that Florida
can't afford to take this misguided
approach to dealing with its bud-
get difficulties. Cutting the Medic-
aid Hospice Benefit doesn't mean
the needs of the terminal patient
change; it just shifts those costs to
more expensive ways of deliver-
ing those vital services."
"We appreciate Florida's finan-
cial challenges, but cutting the
Medicaid Hospice Benefit, simply


isn't the answer -- or even a part of
the answer," Mr. Clifford added.
The Moran report contained
the following major findings:
Eliminating the Medicaid
Hospice Benefit will not save the
state money, and likely will result
in increased spending for manda-
tory services. The report conser-
vatively estimates an additional
$3.7 million in state Medicaid
costs, as patients needing end-of-
life care would end up in more ex-
pensive settings, such as hospital
emergency rooms.
Such action also will likely
increase the burden on Florida
counties to provide indigent
care through already financially
stressed indigent care programs.
The loss of the service coor-
dination, care management, and
supportive services offered by
hospice will increase fragmenta-
tion of care for terminally ill pa-
tients, limit their access to pallia-


tive care, and burden families and
caregivers.
The beneficiaries in Florida's
Medicaid hospice program are
different from the Medicare pop-
ulation that dominates hospice
services. Florida Medicaid-only
hospice patients are younger and
more likely to be in the terminal
stages of cancer or have HIV/AIDS
related conditions than Medicare
or dual Medicare/Medicaid pa-
tients. Their average length of stay
in hospice is shorter, and their care
is more likely to be complex and
involve management of severe
symptoms that, unmanaged, trig-
ger emergency room visits and/or
hospitalization.
The cut also would mean
that Florida will lose revenue. For
every dollar Florida cuts in the
hospice benefit, the state will lose
$1.25 in matching Federal Medic-
aid support.
The research study also noted


that, until now, every other state
that has studied wiping out the
Medicaid Hospice Benefit has re-
jected that approach for precisely
the same reason -- it ends up cost-
ing more money than would be
"saved." In fact, Connecticut re-
cently added the benefit, and now
only two states do not offer it.
"Hospice is an all-inclusive
benefit," Mr. Benson added. "Ev-
ery visit by our nurses, hospice
aides, social workers, chaplains,
physicians and community-based
volunteers is covered by a per


diem payment that is widely rec-
ognized as cost-effective. And,
from that same small per diem
payment, hospices provide pa-
tients -- without charge -- all of
the prescription drugs, over-the-
counter medications, medical
equipment and medical supplies
associated with a patient's pri-
mary diagnosis. Hospices also of-
fer bereavement care to each pa-
tient's loved ones for up to a year
after the patient has died, all at no
additional cost to the health care
payment system."


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January is National
Cervical Cancer
Awareness Month
By Karen Cooper,
Advanced Nurse
Practitioner
Okeechobee County Health
Department
Cervical Cancer is a cancer of
the female reproductive tract. It is
the most common cause of death
in areas where pap smears are not
available and is one of the easiest
cancers to prevent through early
screening and detection. What
is Cervical Cancer? It is cancer
that forms in tissues of the cervix


(the organ connecting the uterus
and vagina). It is usually a slow-
growing cancer with few or no
symptoms, but can be found with
regular Pap tests (a procedure
in which cells
are taken from
the cervix and
looked at under
a microscope).
In Okeecho-
bee County the
percent of wom-
en 18 years and
older who have
had a pap smear Karen
in 2007, were Cooper
55.1% compared
to the overall percent of 64.8
for the state of Florida. Women
should start having a pap smear


at the age of 21 or when they be-
come sexually active and should
continue to do so yearly. Alternate
schedules can be discussed with
your health care provider. The
Pap smear can detect changes on
the cervix that may be precancer-
ous. The primary cause of cervi-
cal cancer is the human papillo-
mavirus (HPV), which is the most
commonly sexually transmitted
virus in the United States. HPV
detected today could have been
acquired years ago. There are
many different types of HPV that
can infect the cervix, but not all
types will lead to Cervical Cancer.
In fact, most cases of HPV will
go away and only women with
a persistent HPV (when the virus
does not go away) are at risk for


Hospital presents 'Ladies Health Day'


Raulerson Hospital presents
"Ladies Health Day," a luncheon
to be held on Jan. 20, at Indian
River State College (IRSC) from
noon until 1 p.m. in the Rauler-
son Hospital Auditorium.
The guest speakers from
Raulerson Hospital medical staff
include James Bradfield, M.D.
Board Certified Gynecologist, Al-
bert Bravo, M.D. Board Certified
in Gastroenterology and Internal
Medicine, and Philip Moyer, M.D.
Board Certified in General and
Vascular Surgery and Diplomate


Dr. James Dr. Albert
Bradfield Bravo
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The seminar will cover many of


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procedures now
being offered at
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of all ages. Res-
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quired. Call Bill Moyer
Casian at 863-
824-2702 to register or for more
information.


Cervical Cancer. The FDA has ap-
proved a vaccine, administered in
a series of three injections, given
over a six month period that pre-
vents against 70 percent of all cer-
vical cancers. This vaccine is of-
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Health Department free of charge
for girls ages 11 through 18. Pap
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Jan. 11 through 14, is a reviv
al at The Vineyard of Okeecho-
bee, 1060 N.W 113th Drive. The
speaker is Evangelist Eddie Mirelez
of Three Rivers, Tenn. Music is by
the Singing Rays of Okeechobee.
Services begin at 7 p.m. For more
information call 863-610-0157 or
863 610 3664.
Sunday, Jan. 11 has been de
dared Homecoming Day at Brigh-
ton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R.
70 W All those who would like
to renew old acquaintances are
invited to worship. The church
would love to welcome you into
their fellowship. If you have ever
worshipped at Brighton, you do
not have to be reminded to expect
good preaching, singing and food.
Join them in the 10:40 a.m. worship
service. Everyone is welcome. For
information call Pastor Calvin Fryar
863-763-3063 or 863-763-6626.
Peace Lutheran Church, 740
N.W 23rd Lane, is conducting a
new, small group study on Sun-
days at 9:15 a.m. It is titled "Rest
ing in Him" and is about the rest
that restores body and soul. Are


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Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U. S. 441 S.E., will
host a concert by the Rick Webb
Family on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 6
p.m. The church will host Christian
Davis in concert on Saturday, Jan.


24 at 6 p.m. For more information
call 863-765-0550.
New Testament Baptist
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have special guest singer Carroll
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p.m. Come early to get a good seat.
For more information please call
863-763-6682.
A devotional weight-loss pro
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Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m.
at His House Fellowship Church
of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St.
Registrations for this program will
be taken through Jan. 9. These
classes will continue through April.
Additional information may be ob
trained by calling 863-467-6330.
Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, 8 Cypress St. N.E., is now


having Early Morning Worship Ser
vice at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school is
at 9:45 a.m. with the Morning Wor
ship Service at 11 a.m. Discipleship
training is at 6 p.m. on Sundays
with Evening Worship to follow at
7 p.m.
Mark your calendars for Sunday,
Jan. 18. The Trust Quartet, will
be singing Gaither style four-part
harmony and are scheduled to per
form in concert at 8:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. at Buckhead Ridge Bap-
tist Church. The exciting Trust
Quartet, a Florida based, Nashville
recorded mixed group, will per
form their enthusiastic approach
to some of gospel's finest songs.
Trust not only has great harmony
but also a unique ministering abil
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to miss this opportunity to enjoy


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Baptist Church is located on Hunt
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mile off of Highway 78 West. From
Okeechobee coming South on 441.
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to Buckhead Ridge. Turn left at the
Sunoco Station (14th Street/now
Hunter Rd), travel one mile and the
church is on the left. A love offering
will be taken. Everyone is invited tc
attend.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic Church, on State Road
78 at Chobee Loop in Buckhead
Ridge, will have fish and chicken
dinners on Fridays starting on Jan.
23, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be
musical entertainment at 7 p.m.
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petitive wages and benefit
package including Medical,
Dental, Vision, Life AD&D
and LTD insurance, 401(K)
Savings Plan plus paid vaca-
tion and holidays.
Qualified applicants should
email their resume to:
lovda.rivera(
lykesranch.com
fax to (863) 763-6159 or
apply in person at the
Brighton Ranch office
located at 106 SW CR
721, Okeechobee, Fl.
Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal
Employment Opportunity
Employer / Drug Free Work-
place, M/F/D/V.

HEALTHCARE
SPECIALIST

Lincare, 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


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Assistant Director of
Nurses. 2 years LTC
supervisory experi-
ence. We are a 120
bed Non-Profit SNF,
& offer excellent
salary and recruit-
ment bonus. Benefits
include health and
dental insurance,
PTO, salary bonuses
and more. apply, in
confidence to:
Rick Castillo CHRO
Glades Health
Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy
Pahokee, Fla 33476
(352) 376-8821
ext 208
rcastillo0)
floricare.net
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Gulfstream Goodwill Industries is seeking
an experienced retail store manager. Must
have valid FL DL w/accept driving record for
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We offer exc. ben. (Medical, dental, vision,
403b, 24 days of PTO/yrly, FSA, life & more).
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Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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


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


BEBSALL CARDS
Unopened boxes. 1987-89
$150/neg. (863)612-1211



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129.
(863)517-2782
DELL COMPUTER flat
screen, $300
(863)673-0903


BAKER'S RACK 5 Shelves 2
Drawers Light oak black
iron in good shape $50/or
best offer (863)467-7996
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 acc.
$40.00 obo. $140/or best
offer (863)357-2816
(863)447-0965
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer (863)357-3650
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
for 32" TV All wood storage
drawers/glass door, $200
(863)357-4532
LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS Kenkopad, cost
$400 new, will take $100,
like new (772)971-9474
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
(863)983-7734






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.






OFFICE CHAIRS 2, large
wingback, brown leather,
good condition $25 each
(863)467-4537
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, PISTOLS
E30) Remington, Rugers,
drownings, S&W, Fox,
$5000 or sell sep
(863)532-9881 Okeechobee


M1A RIFLE Springfield Ar-
mory M1A. Never fired pre-
ban. $1600/neg.
(863)673-3893
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer (863)673-3893
SHOT GUN Browning, A2000
12 gage mag., Automatic.
Like new. Only shot 2x's.
$340 (863)612-1211


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Key West I/I Furnished Cottage Dade County Pine Hardwood
Floors adorable wrap around porch on Taylor Creek
Gorgeous setting on Taylor Creek, 2bd/lba, fully furnished, washer
dryer. Huge fenced in backyard-Concrete boat ramp.


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Merchandise



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




GOLDEN OAK Drop front sec-
retary 1900's Very nice
condition. $325.
(863)675-1218
RINGER WASHER Antique, in
working order $100 Firm
(863)467-4449
SINGER SEWING machine -
Singer sewing machine with
cabinet/table, good condi-
tion. $100. (863)467-5299


DISHWASHER G.E. BUILT
IN, COLOR WHITE $35.
(863)763-1997
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; electric; will sell
together or separate $175.
(863)763-1377
MICROWAVE goldstar $12.
(863)467-4567
REFRIGERATORS 2, good
working condition, 1 Ig., 1
small. $140/will separate.
Call 863-634-5236


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HORSE TROUGH Rubber-
maid 50 Gallon. $40/firm.
(863)675-1138 LaBelle
SHED 12x24, 4 windows, 2
doors. ready for electric. La-
Belle $1000.
(863)612-0992


THREE WHEELED bicycle -
$75. (863)467-4567
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


COMPOUND BOW BASS PRO
S QUIVER,ARROWS.60
LBS.31 "PULL.LIKE NEW.
$125. (863)763-4588
PAINTBALL GUNS (2)- lots of
accessories $175
(863)697-3280 or
(8630357-0500
REMMINGTON 700 BDL ,
270 New in box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456


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






BAND SAW 14 inch band
saw, 4 speed and spare
blades (central machinery)
$300/neg. (863)675-1138
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
$500/firm. (863)467-8823
MILLER ECONOMIC WELDING
POWER SOURCE w/tank &
flow meter & foot control,
$1200 (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

Agriculture

:iiIg~

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




SQ 720 BUSH HOG- 6 ft, Good
Condition $1500
(863)430-6987


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



LARGE STAGHORN AIR FERN
$250 Water fountain pedes-
tal style $60.00
(863)610-2993
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195. (863)675-1218
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
ine, runs and cuts great!
35. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Huskee, like
new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
mtr, less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-0759


RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-0188


CATTLE OILER $15
(863)675-0349



DWARF RED Button Ginger
Lily Plants come in 1-3 gal-
lon pot sizes $12.
(863)675-3741
LADY PALM Grows well in-
side or outside $21.
(863)675-3741


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



IN TOWN 2/2 very clean,
w/d, lawn maint included,
$800 + $300 sec
(863)634-3572
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205



KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs., etc. $725
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428
KINGS BAY- 2/2 All Applianc-
es $800 mo. (836)634-9521
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, furnished or unfur-
nished, pool & tennis, boat
dock, very nice. $700/mo. +
sec. deposit. 561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693.
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA 1BR
$650 + electric. Annual
lease. Also avail for short term
seasonal rental 215-359-7779


3Br 2Ba Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BASSWOOD '05, CBS, 3/2
on 37th, fenced yard, all tile,
$900/mo (561)662-9644
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED -
Ancient Oaks, 2/1, 55+ com-
munity, new stove, new fridge,
52" TV, Annually $650/mo.
Seasonal $900 mo.
(772)708-1198 Iv msg
BHR LAKE ACCESS 2/1 Im-
maculate, Furn, $500 mo an-
nually, $650 mo seasonally,
No pets/smokers, one room
apt $400 mo. Annually.
(863)763-6086
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
porch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
$1200/mo (863)634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3br, 2ba,
front screen porch, hot tub,
W/D, pets okay, $850/mo
(863)634-5236
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY 2/2/1, 2000
CBS, W/D, Pool, Tennis,
lawn maint incl., non-smok-
er, 863-801-9163, $900 mo
OKEE. 2br/1ba, 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


COMPUTERIZED TREADMILL
Used 6 times. Can fold to
store. $458.00 New. $250.
(863)227-2567
EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474
HEALTH EXERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
your pulse paid 300. $125.
(863)634-5236
WELDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer
(863)885-1172



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


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.
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BRAND NEW- 2 sheets of
foam rubber in plastic
3x55x78 $50. Each
(863)763-8761
GENERATOR 11 hp, 5650
watt. LaBelle $300.
(863)612-0992
NEW WELDER Hobat 10,000
watt, 20 hp Kohler 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 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
STAINLESS STEEL prop -
Used QuickSilver, 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


BLACK LAB 8 mos old, very
friendly, neutered & house-
broken, all shots, needs a
yard. $100 (863)484-2052
CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girls $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal. w/ stand,
rocks, & 2 fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or best offer
(561)719-5411
KITTENS Free kittens to good
home. Calico/Females $0.
(863)634-6143
LAB MIX PUPPIES black, big
blocky heads & feet, good
temperament, $30.
(863)634-0822
YORKIE 2 12 week old fe-
males with papers and shots
$800 Firm, Ready to go!
(863)467-0218



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






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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 www.slbt.com


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



MOORE HAVEN- Furn. rm,
A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util incl $125. wk.
$125. Sec dep (863)946-0355


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





Brand New Construction -
4BR/2BA, Near lake access
on Hwy. 441,2 car garage &
storage, big lots w/space for
garden, all credit considered,
$149,900.
Call (520) 360-1893
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
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Auction starts Feb 7th 1000
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SWMH 2/1, Fully furn, beau-
tiful lot, $67,000 Preferred
Properties, Debra Pinson
863-801-9163




***FREE Foreclosure List-
ings** Over 200,000 prop-
erties nationwide. LOW
Down Payment. Call NOW!
(800)741-4732.

Golf Lot Bargain! NOW
$39,900 (was 139,900) In-
cludes Membership! Rare
opportunity to own a beauti-
ful view homesite in upstate
SC's finest golf community-
NOW for a fraction of it's val-
ue. Paved rds, water, sewer,
all infrastructure completed.
Get much more for much
less. Low rate financing
avail. Call now
(866)334-3253 x 2126.
MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods. Small
stream in back of property. A
must see! $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NC Mountain Land 5+ acres
w/10ft waterfall, in estab-
lished community, great
views, lots of options, only
$99,500, owner
(866)789-8535.
SPENCER TENN-3.9 ACRES In
Hawk's Bluff Subdivision,
Best Bluff lot available lot
154 go to www.visit-
land.com for more info.
$102.500 (561)743-2093
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 U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
(866)550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!




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
Shop here first!
The classified ads


KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES -
2/1, 2 Car garage, $500 MO
+ dep. Dep negotiable.
(863)467-8062
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554

OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lot!
9317 SE 57th Dr, $55K or
$700/mth. 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.




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

-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot- $550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622

MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106

OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lot!
9317 SE 57th Dr., $55K or
$700/mth. 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.

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

ON CANAL 24x48, 3BR, 2BA
2 Screen rms, 3 sheds, car-
port. River Bend Park. Lot 37
$42,500 (863)467-4712

SEMINOLE COVE 2/2 Partial-
ly Frun, Many upgrades, All
appliances, Hardwood
floors. $119,000.
(863)357-4982


Recreation




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





HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316

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



JAYCO 1999, 27' MINI
MOTORHOME- V10 Ford en-
gine, 4 new tires, very low
miles, needs some repairs,
best offer gets it. can see at
4012 SW 11th way-Okee
$3500 (863)634-5487

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


TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



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




BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
Shaft $400/firm.
(863)467-7606

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



SUZUKI RM 125 2000 dirt-
bike, very low hrs, runs good
$1000/or best offer.
(863)763-6297
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cessful people!




HONDA RANCHER 2005,
350 4X2, low hours, good
cond. $2600 Neg.
(863)430-6987
MANCO 90 CC '04 runs
great, looks great, low hours,
600 neg (863)228-7118
POLARIS 300 HAWKEYE
2006 Papers included
$3500/neg. (305)773-4023
La Belle

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


Automobiles




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





FORD TAURAS XL 1997 4
doors, 70,000 original miles,
one owner, everything works
great mpg!!! $2300/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
$700! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275

Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Civic $500! 00 VW
Jetta $900!! 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


DODGE RAM P/U 1988 -
4-wd/318/4 spd/granny low
gear $2000/neg.
(863)227-2583



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

GOLF CART new batteries,
$800 or best offer
(863)673-0903



GEO PRIZM 1992 4 Door, 5
speed, Toyota Engine, Parts
only $350. Neg
(863)634-7195 Anytime

RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps,lug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 6.5 ft. bed,roll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186



FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer (863)763-6297
JEEP COMANCHE 1990 -
2WD, 5 speed, runs good.
30" buckshot tires $900/or
best offer (863)612-6350

TOYOTA PICKUP, '94 2 whl.
dr, runs good, $20 to fill,
doesn't burn oil, cold a/c,
$3100 neg. (863)674-1181

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




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



ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailor -
2003 6' x 12' 3500 Ib. single
axle. Lighted interior. Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer.
(239)986-0296

HEAVYDUTY SINGLE AXLE
UTILITY TRAILER 4X8, 15"
wheels, 28" tall steel sides,
$150 (561)573-3499

UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. (863)943-0759 or
(863)675-0910

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

WORK TRAILER heavy duty
single axle good work trailer
wood floor $150.
(863)801-3899


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-91
OK Acres, LLC
A Florida limited liability company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Lazaro 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 Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, wherein OK Acres,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company,
is the Plaintiff, and Lazaro Sanchez,
Raiden Sanchez, and Yolanda Sanchez
are the Defendants, I will 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 11:00 A.M. on the 14th day of January
2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
Lot 7 of OK ACRES, as per plat record-
ed in Plat Book 7, Page 29, of the pub-
lic 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.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person, who because of their disabilities
need special accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administrator no later than seven
days prior 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: Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
303851 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.: 47-2008-CA-112
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
HUMBERTO GUTIERREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HUMBERTO GUTIERREZ,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 24,
2008 entered in Civil Case No.
47-2008-CA-112 of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor of the OKEE-
CHOBEE Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00
am on the 21st day of January, 2009
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 28 OF CON-
NERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 21, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale if any other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 8th 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 disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Post St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
1-772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
elay Service.
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
03859 ON 12/31/081/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-173
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MARK RINEHART; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARK RINEHART, IF ANY; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNI-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 24,
2008 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-
CA-173 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Okeechobee, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor of the OKEECHOBEE Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 21st
day of January, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
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 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.
Dated this 8th 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 disabilities needing a special ac-
commodation should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Post St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
1-772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
elay Service.
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
0858 ON 12/31/081/7/09
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-0243
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES 1 LLC, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-HE5
PLAINTIFF
VS.
BRYON DAVID HAFLER; TERRY LYNN
HAFLER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated December 5, 2008 entered in
Civil Case No. 47-2008-CA-0243 of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Okee-
chobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 28th day of January, 2009,
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 20, BLOCK 11, IN THE PLAT OF
BASSWOOD UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDI-
VISION IN THE COUNTY PLAT BOOK
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 22, 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.
Dated this 15th day of December,
2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /S/SANDRAL.CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
8-47184 HCNW
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, person needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Adminis-
tration no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding or call 1-772-870-4370
within two working days of your receipt
of the Summons/Notice to Appear. If
you are hearing impaired call
1-800-95-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service
304685 ON 1/7,14/09

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.
JAMES M. DONNAN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES M. DONNAH, IF
ANY; JILL M. DONNAN AKA JILL
DONNAH AKA JILL MONIQUE BRY-
SON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JILL M.
DONNAN AKA JILL DONNAN AKA
JILL MONIQUE BRYSON, IF ANY;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 17,
2008 entered in Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-336 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Okeechobee, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor of the OKEECHOBEE Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 14th
day of January, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
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 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.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/s/SANDRAL.CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
302585 ON 12/31/081/7/09

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 A/K/A REGINA J.
NEGRON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
REGINA NEGRON A/K/A REGINA J.
NEGRON, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DE-
FENANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID 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 Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated November 17,
2008 entered in Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-413 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Okeechobee, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor of the OKEECHOBEE Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 14th
day of January, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set 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 lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.


Dated this 20th day of November, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/s/SANDRAL.CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In
accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370. If you are hearing im-
paired call 1-800-955-8771. IF you are
voice impaired call 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
T954) 233-8000
02594 ON 12/31/081/7/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-DR-718
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Kristina D. Silva
Petitioner
and
Clayton A. Silva
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Clayton Alden Silva
328 Hemlock Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if an, to it on Kristina D.
Silva, whose address is 7175 NE 1st
St., Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or be-
fore January 15, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
Court Operations 1st Floor, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
before service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's 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, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: December 12, 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
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-358
JDD #1, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEWEY LIGHTSEY, JANE DOE
LIGHTSEY, wife of Dewey Lightsey, if
married, RUTH LIGHTSEY, JOHN
DOE LIGHTSEY, husband of Ruth
Lightsey, if married, JOHN and JANE
DOE #1 as to Parcel 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 19th
Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee
I ,,, r II...', Nherein JDD #1, LLC,
;, Ii ,, i .-' Liability Company, is
the Plaintiff and DWEEY LIGHTSEY
JANE DOE LIGHTSEY wife of Dewey
Lightsey, if married, RUTH LIGHTSEY
JOHN JOE LIGHTSEY husband of
Ruth Lightsey, if married, 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., the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, ly-
ing and being situate in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
Commencing at the Northwest corner of
said Section 6; thence bear South 010
12' 45" West, along the West line of
said Section 6, a distance of 50.02
feet to a point on the South right of
way line of NW 240th Street (being a
100 foot wide right of way); thence
bear North 890 34' 14" East along said
South right of way line, a distance of
526.00 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence continue to bear North 89" 34'
14" East along said South right of way
line, a distance of 1652.00 feet;
thence bear South 010 12' 45" West,
along a line parallel and 2178.00 feet
East (as measured along the North line
of said Section 6), a distance of
1665.00 feet; thence bear South 890
34' 14" West along a line parallel to the
North line of said Section 6, a distance
of 1652 feet; thence bear North 010
12' 45" East along a line parallel to the
West line of said Section 6, a distance
of 1665.00 feet to the 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 Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days of the sale.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons requiring a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
863)946-6010, 1-800-955-8771
(TD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via
lorida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.
DATED this 22nd day of December,
2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
JEFFREY A. FADLEY PA.
807 SW Second Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 349784
(863)763-5733
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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
Plaintiff
v.
MICHELLE C. RUSILKO, A/K/A MI-
CHELLE RUSSELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MICHELLE C. RUSTILKO, A/K/A 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 alive,
whether said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisee's, grantees, assignees, li-
enors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or
TENANT #2, the parties intended to ac-
count for the person or persons in pos-
session.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice 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 this cause, in the Circuit
Court of OKEECHOBEE County, Flori-
da, I will sell the property situated in
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, 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.
ak/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,
Florida, OKEECHOBEE County, Florida,
at 11:00 o'clock a.m., on January 28,
2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 20th
day of November, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Zahn, PA.
18830 U.S. Hwy. 19 N., #300
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727)536-4911
27 539-1094 Fax
31076 ON 12/31/081/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CP-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 Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972.
The names and address of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this no-
tice must file their claims with the
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent and unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with 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 first publication of this Notice
is December 31,2008
Personal Representative
Thomas W. Schiller
2447 Swanson Road
Portage, IN 46368
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert L. Kilbride PA.
310 SW Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
772)286-5100
L BARNO 372412
305318 ON12/31/08;1/7/09
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 J.P MORGAN
ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-A1,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
DERILUS JEUNE, 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. 08-CA-37 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF J.R
MORGAN ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2007-A1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, WITHOUT RECOURSE, is
the Plaintiff and DERILUS JEUNE; DIEU-
LA JEUNE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC;
TENANT #1 N/K/A LINDSAY SAULS, and
TENANT #2 N/K/A KITAKI ROBERTS are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, ON THE
21st day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said 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/K/A 3784 NW 25th AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972


Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty 60) days after the 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. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000372
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF
THE ASSET BACKED SECRUITIES COR-
PORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST,
SERIES AMQ 2007-HE2 ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
AMQ 2007-HE2
Plaintiff
vs.
KARLA VELASQUEZ; ANSON STREET,
LLC; GIOVANNY A. CONTRERAS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GIOVANNY A. CON-
TRERAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLA
VELASQUEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 5TH day of December, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-000372,
of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST, SERIES AMQ 2007-HE2
ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES AMQ 2007-HE2 is
the Plaintiff and KARLA VELASQUEZ; AN-
SON STREET, LLC; GIOVANNY A. CON-
TRERAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GIOVANNY A. CONTRERAS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KARLA VELASQUEZ; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREETJU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, in
Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the
28th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 11, LESS THE NORTH 9.00 FEET
THEREOF TOGETHER WITH THE
NORTH 2.00 FEET OF LOT 10, BLOCK
5, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO
PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
15, PUBLIC RECORD OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Office is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street,
Ft. Myers, FL 33901, Telephone
239) 335-2299 or 1 (800)955-8771
TDD)or 1 800955-8770 Via FL Re-
lay Service, no later 5 days prior to the
Court Date.
Dated this 15TH day of Dec., 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Te Circuit Court
By:/S/Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: 954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
305794 ON 1/7,14/2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-423
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AU-
GUST 1, 2007 MASTR ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES TRUST 2007-HE2 MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2007-HE2,
Plaintiff
vs.
PETER BRADDLAND; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PETER BRAADLAND; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Motion and Order Resetting Foreclo-
sure Sale Date dated the 5th day of De-
cember, 2008, and entered in Case No.
2007-CA-423, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST 1,
2007 MASTR ASSET BACKED SE-
CURITIES TRUST 2007-HE2 MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES
2007-HE2 is the Plaintiff and PETER
BRAADLAND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PETER BRAADLAND; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of
January, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
Lot 7 and the N 1/2 of Lot 8, Block
242, First Addition to the City of
Okeechobee, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
11, of the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
and
Lot 7 and the N 1/2 of Lot 8, Block
242, First Addition to Okeechobee,
according to the map or plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 12,
and First Addition to Okeechobee,
according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 6,
the Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
Parcel Identification Numbers:
3-21-37-35-0920-02420-0076
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLIAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 8th day of December, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000145
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff
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 pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated Dec. 1, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2008-CA-000145, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida.
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC. is Plain-
tiff and ELBERT G. KLINE; BARBARA
S. KLINE; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
of The Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972, In Okeechobee
County, FL, at 11:00 a.m., on this 21st
day of January, 2009, the following
described 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, FLORIDA
A person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of
the lie pendens must file a claim with
60 days after the sale.
Dated this 4th day of December, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By: Sandra Creech
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
provisions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at 25
East Hickpockee, LaBelle, FL 33935,
Phone No. (941) 335-2299 within 2
working daysof you receipt of this notice
or pleading; if you are hearing impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770 (V)
VVia Florida Relay Services).
303696 ON 12/31/081/7/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CC-288
DIVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida 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
Circuit Court in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida where in LIVE OAK
TRUST INC., a Florida Corporation is
the Plaintiff, and CARL H. WEST is the
Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the 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 described property
as set forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
The E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the S 1/2 of
the N 1/2 Tract 4 Section 28 in Town-
ship 34 South, Range 33 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
4, Pages 3 A-D, inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records.
Strap Number(s):
1-28-34-33-0A00-00004-F000
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI-
TLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE
PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL
JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTTITED TO ANY RE-
MAINING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOUR-
SELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REP-
RESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE 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, Florida this
22nd day of December, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY /S/ SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino & Morehead, PA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
305093 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. 47-2008-CA-000289
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff
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 Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and EDWIN
VILLEDA; JODY P VILLEDA; CHASE
BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION;
CONNERS GABLES HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
11:00AM, ON THE 21st day of January,
2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 14, LESS THE NORTH 38.00 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/K/A 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
within sixty (60) days after the 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. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000433
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS
OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST
2006-4 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4
Plaintiff
vs.
ZORAIDA ROSADO; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS IN-
CORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR ACT
LENDING CORPORATION D/B/A ACT
MORTGAGE CAPITAL; PRIME ACCEP-
TANCE CORP; ANTONIO ROSADO; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 5th day of December, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 47-2008-
CA-000433, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, wherein U.S.
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLD-
ERS OF THE HOME EQUITYASSET
TRUST 2006-4 HOME EQUITY PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-4 is the Plaintiff and ZORAIDA
ROSADO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPO-
RATED AS NOMINEE FOR AT LEND-
ING CORPORATION D/B/A ACT
MORTGAGE CAPITAL; PRIME ACCEP-
TANCE CORR; ANTONIO ROSADO;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECt PROPERTY are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash atthe OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 atthe Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in Okeechobee,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day
of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 3B, KING'S BAY RE-
PLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEROF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
5, PAGES 97 THROUGH 99, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 250 NW Country Club
Dr., Port St. Lucie, FL 34989. Phone
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
hearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
voice impaired)
Dated this 15th day of December, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
1-800-441-2438
Fax: 954-771-6052
305129 ON 1/7,14/2009
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
vs.
CATHY ANN SCOTT, el 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-137 of
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK,
USA AS TRUSTEE FOR
CMLTI2007-SHL1, is the Plaintiff and
CATHY ANN SCOTT; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CATHY ANN SCOTT N/K/A
TONY MOLANO; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
11:00AM, ON THE 21st day of January,
2009, the following described property
as set forth 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
A/K/A 3381 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 Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the 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. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303847 ON 12/31/08;1/7/09

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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-CA-85
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
MICHELE A. POST; COTTAGES AT THE
LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; ROMA LEE KRAUSE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHELE A. POST; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ROMA LEE
KRAUSE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 5th day of December, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 08-CA-85, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC is
the Plaintiff and MICHELE A. POST; COT-
TAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.; ROMA LEE
KRAUSE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MI-
CHELE A. POST; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROMA LEE KRAUSE; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in Okeechobee,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of
January, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PAR-
CEL COMPOSED OF UNIT 13, COT-
TAGES AT THE LAKE, A
CONDOMINIUM, AND AN UNDIVIDED
INTEREST OR SHARE IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO IN ACCORDANCE WITH
AND SUBJECT TO THE COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS, CON-
DITIONS AND USES, TERMS AND
OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE DEC-
LARATIOF CONOODOMINIUM FOR
COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A CONDO-
MINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 605, PAGE 228,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PUBLIC RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH
ALL THE APPURTENANCES TO THAT
UNIT, SUBJECT, HOWEVER TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 15th day of December, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: 954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
304689 ON 1/7,14/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.47-2008-CA-121
INDYMAC BANK, FS.B.,
Plaintiff
vs.
CARMEN SIMONETTY, 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-121 of
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein INDYMAC BANK,
FS.B., is the Plaintiff and CARMEN
SIMONETTY; TENANT #1 N/K/A YSA-
MAR SANCHEZ; TENANT #2 N/K/A FER-
NANDO OSORIO; TENTANT #1 N/K/A
YSAMAR SANCHEZ, and TENANT #2
N/K/A FERNANDO OSORIO are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W.
3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, ON THE 28th DAY
OF January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 16, BLOCK 12, BASSWOOD UNIT
1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3818 NW 21ST AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
60 days after the 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. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303952 ON 1/7,14/09


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,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO: 47-2008-CA-0245
ROUDY DERISSE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ROUDY DERISSE, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2,
et al.
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 Case No.: 47-2008-CA-0245 of
the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY
AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST SERIES
2007-2, Plaintiff, and ROUDY DERISSE
and UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 n/k/a SILAS SEJOUR,
are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor
of the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972, at 11:00 a.m. onthe 21st day of
January, 2009, the following described
real property as set forth in said Final
Summary Judgment, to wit:
LOT 1, 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 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 remaining funds. After 60 days,
only the owner of record as of the date
of the lis 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 Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
302614 ON 12/31/081/7/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIALCICRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-191
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs.
CAROLYN BROWN BUTLER
A/K/A CAROLYN BROWN DIAZ, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 2, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA-191 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
is the Plaintiff and CAROLYN BROWN
BUTLER A/K/A 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 will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00 A.M., on
the 28th day of January, 2009, the fol-
lowing described 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 7.50 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.
A/K/A 942 NE 14TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In ac-
cordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If 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 of the Circuit Court
By: /S/SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303854 ON 12/31/08 1/7/09
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000411
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
MICHAEL K. BRAMAN, 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-000411
of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and MI-
CHAEL K. BRAMAN; MICHELE C. BRA-
MAN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, ON THE
28th DAY OF January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24
MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DIST-
NACE OF 180.00 FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 07
SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH
THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE AFORESAID SEC-
TION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 78.00
FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 05 MINUTES 07 SECONDS
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 24 MINUTES 08 SECONDS
EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SAID
SOUTH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 100.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MIN-
UTES 07 SECONDS EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 100.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 MIN-
UTES 08 SECONDS WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING, LYING IN AND COM-
PRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1.2
OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALSO
DESCRIBED AS LOT 150D OF AN UN-
RECORDED PLAT OF A PART OF SEC-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 36 EAST, TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LO-
CATED THEREON, WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON, SERIAL NUMBER
GAFL434A77782TW21 &
GAFL434B77782TW21
A/K/A 6480 NE 7TH LANE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the 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. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303530 ON 1/7,14/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000394
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff
vs.
SEAN PATRICK JOY
A/K/A SEAN P. JOY 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-000394
of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and SEAN
PATRICK JOY A/K/A SEAN P JOY; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, ON THE
28th DAY OF January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 35, A REVISED
AND ADDITION TO THE PLAT OF
CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15. SAID
LANDS SITUATE, LYING AND BEING
IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 518 SE 32ND AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the 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. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303957 ON 1/7,14/09

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
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,
Plaintiff
vs.
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,
Florida wherein LASALLE BANK NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2007-FF1, MORTGAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-FF1, is the Plaintiff and JOSE E.
DIAZ; VERONICA DIAZ; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR NA-
TIONAL CITY HOME LOAN SERVICES;
BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIA-
TION, INC. A DISSOLVED CORPORA-
TION; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, ON THE
21st day of January, 2009, the following
described 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
A/K/A 3145 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the 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. CREECH
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-154
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES ASSET BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-FRE2,
Plaintiff
vs.
EDWIN FIGUEROA, 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-154 of
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
FR22, is the Plaintiff and EDWIN FIGUE-
ROA; LIZBETH FIGUEROA; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W.
3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, ON THE 21st day of
January, 2009, the following 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/K/A 1505 8TH STREET SE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 4, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
303973 ON 12/31/08;1/7/09

To Whom It May Concern:
You are hereby notified that the fol-
lowing described livestock, one bay
Mustang mare (brand illegible) ap-
proximately 14hh wearing a red halter
and one bay Cracker gelding with a
white star, snip and right hind sock,
approximately 14.2hh with a reached
mane, wearing a red halter, are now
impounded at Okeechobee County
Animal Control, 1480 NW 25th Drive,
Okeechobee, FI 34972. The amount
due by reason of such impounding is
$250.00. The above described live-
stock, will, unless redeemed within 3
days from the date hereof, be offered
for sale at public auction to the high-
est and best bidder for cash.
Animal Control
of Okeechobee County, Florida
306320 ON 1/7/09

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 21st day of January, 2009,
at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the
City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, to-wit:
PARCEL I:
THE SOUTH % OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND:
COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN N 89 DEGREES 40' 07" E ALONG THE SECTION
LINE FORA DISTANCE OF 1256.02 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREE 19' 54" W
FORA DISTANCE OF 462.64 FEET; THENCE RUN N 34 DEGREES 52' 09" E FOR
A DISTANCE OF 76.93 FEET; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 54' 15" E FOR A
DISTANCE OF 55.18 FEET; THENCE RUN N 06 DEGREES 02' 00" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 217.39 FEET; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 54' 18" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 200.04 FEET; THENCE RUN N 06 DEGREES 07' 45" E FOR A
DISTANCE OF 428.77 FEET; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 553" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 204.72 FEET; THENCE RUN N 06 DEGREES 06' 34" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 450.44 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD
(SPICY ISLAND ROAD); THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 53' 44" E FOR A DIST-
NACE OF 1226 FEET FOR A RO.B. FROM SAID PO.B. RUN S 06 DEGREES 06'
16" W FOR A DISTNACE OF 751.03 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH BOUN-
DARY OF HUFFMAN ROAD, THEN S 83 DEGREES 53' 44" E FOR A DISTANCE
OF 290 FEET, THEN RUN N 06 DEGREES 06' 16" E A DISTANCE OF 751.03
FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD (SPICY IS-
LAND ROAD) THEN RUN N 83 DEGREES 53' 44" W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUN-
DARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 290 FEET TO THE RO.B.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE S 2 OF TRACT 119, OF QUAIL ACRES, AN UNRE-
CORDED SURVEY DATED MARCH 12, 1973 PREPARED BY LELAND DYALS,
LAND SURVEYOR.
PARCEL II:
COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH RANGE
35 EAST, AND RUN N 89 DEGREES 40' 07" E ALONG THE SECTION LINE FOR A
DISTANCE OF 1256.02 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREE 19' 54" W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 462.64 FEET; THENCE RUNN 34 DEGREES 52' 09" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 76.93 FEET; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 54' 15" E FOR A
DISTANCE OF 55.18 FEET; THENCE RUN N 06 DEGREES 02' 00" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 217.39 FEET; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 54' 18" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 200.04 FEET; THENCE N 06 DEGREES 07' 45" E FOR A DISTANCE
OF 428.77 FEET, THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 57' 53" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
204.72 FEET; THENCE RUN N 06 DEGREES 06' 34" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
450.44 FEET, TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD (SPICY ISLAND
ROAD), THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 53' 44" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 1516 FEET
FOR A RO.B. FROM SAID RO.B. RUN S 06 DEGREES 06' 16" W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 751.03 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF HUFFMAN
ROAD, THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 53' 44" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.44
FEET, THEN RUN N 06 DEGREES 06' 16" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 450.61 FEET
TO A POINT, THEN RUN N 83 DEGREES 53' 44" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 145
FEET, THEN RUN N 06 DEGREES 06' 16" E A DISTANCE OF 300.42 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD (SPICY ISLAND
ROAD) THEN RUN N 83 DEGREES 53' 44" W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
OF SAID COUNTY ROAD A DISTANCE OF 147.44 FEET TO THE RO.B.
RLSO DESCRIBED AS TRACT 118 OF QUAIL ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SURVEY
DATED MARCH 12,1973 PREPARED BY LELAND DYALS, LAND SURVEYOR.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANK J. MAHEU AND LEONE L. MAHEU,
Defendants.
and the docket number of which is: 2008-CA-208
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 30th day of December,
2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY: Sandra L. Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D.Cassels, Jr., Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
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NOTICE
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of Okeechobee County has scheduled
its next regular session for Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in the Board of
County Commissioners meeting chambers at the Health Department located at 1728
NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
A person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Committee with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Facilitator
305722 ON 01/07/09

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO GRANT WATER QUALITY CRITERIA EXEMPTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to grant an
exemption from the Class G-ll ground water standards for color, iron, and aluminum
pursuant to Rule 62-520.500, Florida Administrative Code, as part of the Class V
underground injection control construction Permit Number 0198641-009-UC for the
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33406. The exemption is for the aquifer storage and recovery
(ASR) project injecting treated surface water from the L-63N Canal into Class G-ll
ground water. The ASR facility is located three miles southeast of the City of Okee-
chobee, southwest of State Road 710 at the L-63N Ca'nal (Taylor Creek) in Okee-
chobee County. Te exemption is granted for the duration of SFWMD's underground
injection control construction permit number 0198641-009-UC for ASR-1 and sub-
sequent renewals of said permit, and is made a part of the permit. The applicant, in
conjunction with the Permit Number 0198641-009-UC, must petition for any future
exemptions for any additional ASR wells or an operation permit for any ASR project
at the facility.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
exemption decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of publication of this notice. The
petitioner must mail a copy of the petition to the applicant, SFWMD, Mr. Chip Merri-
am, Deputy Executive Director, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the ap-
propriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an ad-
ministrative determination (hearing) under sections 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 (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will only be
at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance
with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is
based must contain the following information:
(aT) e name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name,
address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any; the
Department case or identification number and the county in which the subject
matter or activity is located;
(b)A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment action;
c A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
tion must so indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department action;
f) A concise statement of the ulimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
utes which entitle the petitionerto relief; and
(g) Demand for relief (sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the
petitioner wants the Department to take).
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's ac-
tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process 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 substantial interests will
be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the petitions have the
right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the require-
ments set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 212E, Tala-
hassee, Florida 32399-2400; telephone Joe Haberfeld at 850/245-8655.
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Drug
Continued From Page 1
eral prior criminal convictions.
The Okeechobee State Attor-
neys Office also filed numerous
charges against Roberts in No-
vember.
The grand jury also indicted
three Florida men for allegedly
conspiring to deliver large quanti-
ties of methamphetamines.
Darrell Faircloth of Frostproof,
Michael Manning and Cristoval
Gonzales, of Highlands County
face a number of charges related
to undercover drug sales in High-
lands County during December.
Faircloth was charged with
possession with the intent to sell
or deliver over five grams of meth-
amphetamine, conspiracy to pos-
session with the intent to sell or
deliver over 50 grams of metham-
phetamine, and possession with
the intent to sell or deliver over 50
grams of methamphetamine.


Manning was charged with
conspiracy to possess with the in-
tent to distribute over five grams
of methamphetamine, and two
counts of possession with the in-
tent to distribute over five grams
of methamphetamine.
Gonzales was charged with
conspiracy to possess with the in-
tent to distribute over 50 grams of
methamphetamine, and posses-
sion with the intent to distribute
over 50 grams of methamphet-
amine.
All of the subjects face from
10 years to life in prison and up
to $4 million in fines if they are
convicted.
Drug Enforcement Agent Dean
Wolpert said the three men agreed
to sell a large quantity of meth-
amphetamine on at least three
different occasions last month.
The first deal involved $1,600 at
one ounce of methamphetamine
in Sebring. The second involved
three ounces of methamphet-
amine for $5,300 near Avon Park.
The third involved 114 grams of


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
After being sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 6, to serve his second
term as the sheriff of Okeechobee County, Sheriff Paul May
became emotional as he spoke to members of his depart-
ment and thanked them for their hard work. "You are the ones
who make this department," he said.


methamphetamine for $1,830.
The men were arrested at a
store parking lot in Sebring on
Dec. 11, without incident.
Officers said the methamphet-
amine graded out to 93 percent
pure.
In another drug case, Qus-
ton Dingle was sentenced to
216 months in federal prison for
narcotics and weapons charges.
He was arrested last year by
Okeechobee City Police.
Dingle was sentenced to 12
months for possession of nar-
cotics, and 120 months for be-
ing classified as an armed career
criminal. Those sentences will
run concurrently with his other
sentence.
Dingle was in trouble in both
North Carolina and Florida. He
was indicted in May, 2006 for co-
caine possession and the posses-
sion of a revolver in North Caro-
lina.
Federal prosecutors also se-
cured a conviction in an Okeecho-
bee drug case. Latrisha Lee Hunt,


Deputy
Continued From Page 1
ing the scene of an accident caus-
ing property damage.
The deputy, a nine-year mem-
ber of the OCSO, was airlifted to
St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach by Lifestar air ambulance.
The van had minor damage to
its right front bumper, as well as a
dent in the hood where it struck
the deputy's head. Deputy Rogers
was wearing a helmet at the time
of the crash.
OCSO records indicate that
Deputy Rogers became a mem-
ber of the OCSO motorcycle unit
in October of 2005.
A scant nine days later, on
April 10, another OCSO deputy
received minor injuries when her
2007 Ford Crown Victoria patrol
car was struck head-on by a du-
ally pickup truck.


30, received 38 months in federal
prison for conspiracy to distribute
narcotics. She also received five
years of supervised release. She
pled guilty to the charges over the
summer.
The arrest stemmed from a
search at 1409 N.E. Seventh Street
on Aug. 16, 2007.
Darren Singleton, Special
Agent for the U.S. Drug Enforce-
ment Agency said 7.6 grams of
crack cocaine was found during
the search. He stated Hunt tried
to flush the cocaine down a drain
but was thwarted because the
toilet had been clogged by paper
towels. Two slabs of cocaine were
found in the apartment.
Hunt said she was having sex
on the floor with her co defen-
dant and denied she tried to de-
stroy the evidence. Singleton said
she also admitted to the purchase
of narcotics during his interview.
"When I buy, I buy big," he
quoted Hunt as saying in his ar-
rest affidavit.


Deputy Sarah Green, 53, and
her car were stopped in the mid-
dle of the highway at 8:24 a.m.
to slow traffic at an Okeechobee
Utility Authority construction site
in the 2300 block of S.R. 70 W
Deputy Green had the emergency
lights on her patrol unit flashing
when she was struck.


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Hospice of Okeechobee's Lisa Blackman (center) accept-
ed a check from the United Way's Melody Hodges (left)
and Cathleen Blair (right) to help them continue their ser-
vices in Okeechobee County of providing assistance to
individuals and families in their end-of-life needs includ-
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Sheriff
Continued From Page 1
the right thing for his department
is going to be a monumental task
due to budget constraints.
Originally, Sheriff May didn't
feel that the tax amendment
passed about a year ago would
impact his department, but he's
finding that it is.


"It's affecting us as much as
everyone- sometimes more,"
he said.
Since the sheriff's office is
funded solely by ad valorem tax-
es, as the amount taken in by the
county begins to decrease so will
that department's operating bud-
get.
Still, he thanked the Okeecho-
bee County Board of County
Commissioners for being pro-law
enforcement and giving him the


funds to do the job.
With a working budget of
$17.4 million and a staff of 219
-including sworn deputies and
non-certified support personnel
-the sheriff knows he has his
work cut out for him.
"I want to maintain this de-
partment without losing anyone.
That's going to be tough," he said.
"We've got a hill to climb with this
budget. But, we'll get there."


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Essence Williams (left) had a big second half in Okeecho-
bee's victory over Moore Haven. The OHS Girls Basketball
Team defeated Moore Haven's Lady Terriers on Monday.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The home crowd was sparse
but their effort was strong and
their result even stronger.
The Okeechobee High School
Girls Basketball Team improved
to (11-3) on the year Monday
when they defeated Moore Haven
in impressive fashion, 69-26.
The word for the game was
balance. Okeechobee had three
players in double figures. Essence
Williams scored 20 points. Doro-
thy Burkhardt and Calandra You-
mans each had 10 points.


Coach Anthony Sherlock said
the game was a good one to have
after the holiday break.
"The girls played well," he
said. "We got everybody to score.
We actually ran some plays and
we looked good at times."
Sherlock said the girls can't
rest on their laurels. They play a
big district game at Lincoln Park
tonight. Lincoln Park leads the
district right now and they beat
Okeechobee pretty convincingly
in December. Okeechobee will
hope for a better result this time.
Against Moore Haven,


Okeechobee jumped out to an
early 11-0 lead and prevented the
Lady Terriers (3-8) from scoring
until four minutes into the game.
Burkhardt scored all 10 of her
points in the first quarter. Most of
those points came on wide open
jumpers from the baseline.
Okeechobee led 22-8 after the
first quarter.
Coach Sherlock said his de-
fense got the team off to a good
start, "I used the press to try and
get them out of the lazy mode
from the break. It got them up.
We got up on them early and that
was the ball game."
Essence Williams got on track
in the second quarter as she
poured in five quick points to give
Okeechobee a 31-12 lead. The
Lady Brahmans built the lead to
41-16 at the half.
Reserves hit the court in the
third quarter and Okeechobee
couldn't get much going on the
offensive end. The girls had just
two buckets in the first four min-
utes of the second half. Moore
Haven got as close as 43-20, but
could get no closer.
Sherlock put Monica Koger,
eight points, and Williams back
into the game, and they put on
a show late in the third quarter
to build a 60-20 lead after three
quarters.
The fourth quarter featured
a running clock as Okeechobee
built on their lead.
Ashante Sheperd led Moore
Haven with 12 points. Markeisha
Youmans added eight points for
Okeechobee.


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Monica Koger drives to the hoop against Moore Haven's Ashante Sheperd during Monday's
game.


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Dorothy Burkhardt riddled the Moore Haven defense with 10 points in the first eight minutes
Monday.

O.G. & C.C. Golf Results


RI.G.S. League
Dec. 31, 2008: First place Bill
Kinney. Second place Russ Ad-
ams. Last place Clyde Price.
Closest to the pin: George Earl
Goudy, Terry Buroughs, Ernie K.,


Brandon.
O.L.G.A. (Our Own Golf) Jan.
1: First place Sunni Adams. Sec-
ond place Diane Smet. Third
place Fran Dierig.
P.I.G.S. League Jan. 2.: First


place Doug Sturdivent. Second
place Ida Curtis. Last place -
Brad Sheltra.
Closest to the pin: Harry White,
Doug Sturdivent, Bill Kinney, Billy
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