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Vol. 100 No. 6 Wednesday, January 14, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Raulerson Hospital
presents "Ladies
Health Day"
On Jan. 20, from noon until
1 p.m., a "Ladies Health Day"
luncheon will take place at In-
dian River State College in the
Raulerson Hospital Auditorium,
in the new Williamson Confer-
ence and Education Center
at 2229 N.W Ninth Avenue at
IRSC. Raulerson Hospital staff
physicians presenting pro-
grams will be James Bradfield
M.D., Board Certified Gynecol-
ogist, Albert Bravo M.D., Board
Certified Gastroenterologist and
Internal Medicine, and Philip
Moyer M.D., board Certified
General/Vascular Surgeon and
Diplomate American Board of
General Surgery. Reservations
are required. Please R.S.VP.
to Bill Casian at 863-824 2702.
Only 100 seats are available for
this event.

Chamber luncheon
meeting today
The Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce General
Membership meeting will be
Wednesday, Jan. 14, at noon at
the Golden Corral Restaurant.
The guest speaker will be from
United for Families. For more
information, call the Chamber
office at 863-763-6464.

Change a child's life
this year as a GAL
The Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram needs volunteers to help
lead children out of the dark
and sometimes frightening real-
ities of the court and foster care
system, and into safe, perma-
nent homes. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training
volunteers from Okeechobee,
Indian River, Saint Lucie, and
Martin Counties on Feb. 3,5, 10
& 12, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the
Guardian ad Litem Program Of-
fice, 584 N.W University Blvd.,
Suite 600, Port Saint Lucie, FL
34986. Call 772-785-5804 for
more information.

Drought Index

Current: 655
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.81 feet
Last Year: 10.13 feet

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given in feet above sea level


Sewer plant causes controversy


Kings Bay package
treatment plant
owner threaten
litigation

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Once again the sewer sys-
tem serving Kings Bay is caus-
ing controversy. However, this
time the individual homeowners
are not involved. The problem,
as Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) Board Members learned


at their Tuesday, Jan. 13 meet-
ing, involves the owner of the
package treatment plant serving
Kings Bay.
In a lengthy meeting board
members also dealt with a va-
riety of other matters, including
plans for a Treasure Island sewer
system, financing the wastewa-
ter treatment plant expansion
and use of reclaimed water.
Under a lease from the plant
owner, OUA has been operat-
ing the package treatment plant
serving Kings Bay since Feb. 1,
2001. The utility was not required
to pay rent, but paid taxes on the


property and the expenses of
operating the plant. That lease
expired Dec. 31, 2008 according
to the law firm representing the
plant owner.
On Dec. 15, 2008 the law
firm representing Community
Utilities II, the plant owner, sent
a letter to OUA requesting that
the utility vacate the property
by Dec. 31. The letter stated that
while the owner did not wish to
extend the lease, the owner was
open to discussing purchase of
the property.
After a telephone conversa-
tion with OUA Executive Director


John Hayford, the law firm sent a
second letter to the utility on Jan.
7 offering to extend the lease for
six months while terms of a pur-
chase were negotiated. The util-
ity would pay $30,000 for the first
three months and $50,000 for
the last three months of the lease
extension with that money to
be applied toward the purchase
price. If the transaction was not
completed in six months, the
payments made would be non-
refundable. Board attorney Tom
Conely responded the next day
with a counteroffer of $10,000 a
month for the six month exten


sion.
A Jan. 12 reply from the law
firm was what board member
Carl Leonard called "really heavy
handed." The letter threatened
litigation to settle the matter.
In addition to fair market value
for the property, the law firm
claimed the owner would be
entitled to back rent from Jan. 1,
2006, when the law firm claims
the original lease expired and
was extended. Mr. Hayford stat-
ed he could find no record of a
lease extension. The letter also
See OUA Page 7


2 lawsuits



are settled



out of court


False arrests claims
made against the
sheriff's office

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
False arrest claims made
in two lawsuits against the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office were settled out of court
in the past few months, United
States District Court, South Dis-
trict of Florida, court records
show.
A stipulation for dismissal
was approved by the court in


a case filed in 2007 by Mechele
Davis of Okeechobee. Terms of
the settlement were not avail-
able.
A settlement of $35,000 was
reached out of court in a sec-
ond litigation filed this year by
Jose Luis Tijerina.
Sheriff's office officials con-
firmed the settlements last
week.
Attorney Kevin Anderson,
who represented Davis in her
litigation, also confirmed the
case was settled.
"The case was resolved. Un
fortunately I am unable to corn
See Lawsuits Page 11


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Service Center
held a welcoming gathering
and small reception for their
new Okeechobee Emergency
Response Vehicle, which they
call an ERV on Monday, Jan.
12.
According to the Okeecho-
bee Service Center manager,
Debbie Riddle, Okeechobee
has never had their own ERV
and has always had to borrow
one from chapter headquarters
in West Palm Beach when they
needed it.
Students of South Tech
Academy in Boynton Beach
worked to refurbish the ERV for
the Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter. Fire Chief Ray Altman of the
Boynton Beach fire department


Station 2 was responsible for
the organization and gathering
of donated items to make this
project happen.
This ERV has a multi-pur-
pose use, serving as a feeding
unit, office space, and transpor-
tation devices in times of local
and national disasters. ERVs are
designed to haul water or juice,
and other bulk supplies; they
are equipped to serve meals
via delivery when they are un-
able to set up a site in a certain
location. An ERV allows them
to drive to a neighborhood and
hand out food through their
walk up window.
The ERV is used during
events such as wild fires where
the Red Cross would be feeding
the masses trying to put out the
blaze. In the ERV are cambros
to help to keep the food insu-


lated and warm.
The new Greater Palm
Beaches Chapter President
Lawrence Casey spoke at the
unveiling of the new Okeecho-
bee ERV He read essays by
students who expressed feel-
ings about this project such as
opening their eyes to see how
people feel when they help
others, thus opening the world
of community service to these
high school boys who refur-
bished the ERV
Local city and county of-
ficials were on hand as well
as Chamber and Main Street
members for this event at the
Okeechobee Service Center.
In addition the Okeechobee
Service Center now has their
own website www.redcross
pbc.org/okeechobee where
See ERV -Page 11


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Former Okeechobee County
Commissioner Steve Porter has
withdrawn his application for
possible appointment to the
District 4 seat formerly held by
Commissioner Marvin Wher-
rell.
Commissioner Wherrell, 64,
died Dec. 22, 2008. He was in


his first term as the commis-
sioner for that district.
"I looked forward to serv-
ing the community again, but
it just wasn't the practical thing
to do," said Mr. Porter on Mon-
day, Jan. 12. "After additional
consideration, it just wasn't
feasible at this time."
An article was published
See Porter Page 11


Index


Adopt a Pet............................ 4
Church News ...................... 5
Classifieds............................ 9-11
Community Events................... 6
Crossword........................1..... 1
Obituaries 6
O pinion...... ...... ............ 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 12
Weather 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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County to decide on new


communications system


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Replacement of an outdated
radio system is one of the items
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners will be discussing at
their Jan. 22 meeting.
While the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office will be
the largest user of the system,
it will be available to all county
departments.
Commissioners will be
asked to decide between two
systems SLERS (Statewide
Law Enforcement Radio Sys-


tem) and a smaller system us-
ing Motorola equipment.
There are approximately
16,000 radios in SLERS. The
major customers are Florida
Highway Patrol, Florida De
apartment of Law Enforcement,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission and the
Florida Department of Cor-
rections. The system began
around 1984 and the network
is fully operational from Pensa-
cola to Key West. Several other
state, federal and local govern-
ment agencies including Glades


County use SLERS. It provides
for effective interagency com-
munication and a solution to
radio frequency congestion. It
is the largest system of its kind
in the world and updates to the
system can be made in sec-
onds. After acquisition of initial
radios, customers simply pay a
subscription fee.
The alternate system being
considered would be a joint
effort between Okeechobee,
St. Lucie and Martin counties.
See System Page 7


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Water safety
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a water safety pro-
gram at South Elementary for all grades kindergarten
through fourth grade. These kindergartners (left to right)
Jacob Hardy, Jalyn Lightsey, Tristen Sweatt, Drina Agui-
lar and Lydravious Allen tried out some of the flotation
devices that Karen Silverwood (left) and Don Silverwood
(right) spoke about during their class.


Ready for Emergencies: Red Cross has new ERV


0 0'


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Service Center advisory board members and
local officials (left to right) Michael Faulkner, Julie Shook, Debbie Riddle, Dowling Wat-
ford, Chuck Parker, Jim Kirk, Lawrence Casey, Chief Ray Altman, Teresa Chandler,
Donna Huth, and Robert Lee celebrated newly refurbished Emergency Response Ve-
hicle, otherwise know as an ERV on Monday, Jan. 12.


Red Cross Chapter has new


Emergency Response Vehicle


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Engagements

Vaughan -

Dayton
Nancy Vaughan of Okeechobee
and Marlin O. Dayton of Summer-
field, Fla., announce their engage-
ment to be married.
The bride-to-be is the widowed
daughter of Alfred L. and Margaret
C. Middleton of Buckhead Ridge.
She is on the staff of the First United
Methodist Church and a member
of the Okeechobee Ministerial As-
sociation.
The prospective groom is the
widowed son of the late Orin N.
and Wanda E. Dayton of Sunnyside,
Wash. He is semi-retired, an en-
trepreneur and active in volunteer
ministry at New Covenant United
Methodist Church, The Villages,
Fla.

Overton-

Bonham
Gary and Maxine Atwell of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Tabitha Lynn Overton, to
Adam R. Bonham of Okeechobee.

Births


Submitted photo
Joleyne Mackenzie Hair.

Joleyne

Mackenzie

Hair
Robyn Futch and Jarrod Hair
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Joleyne Mackenzie Hair.
She was born on Oct. 29, 2008
at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port
St. Lucie. She weighed 7 lbs. 6
ounces and was 20 1/4 inches
long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Cur-
tis and Martha Futch of Okeecho-
bee.
Paternal grandparents are
Buster and Claire Hair of Okeecho-
bee.
Great grandparents are Buddy
and Esther Hair, and Linda Roland
all of Okeechobee.


Forecast


Wednesday: Sunny with a
high near 66 and winds from the
north around 5 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly
clear with a low around 38 and
winds from the north northwest
around 5 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny with a high
near 65 and winds from the north
northwest between 5 and 15
mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear
with a low around 38. Winds
will be from the north northwest
around 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a
high near 61. Winds will be from
the north northwest around 10
mph.


Submitted photo
Marlin 0. Dayton and Nancy Vaughan.
The wedding is planned for Methodist Church, in Okeecho
May 23, 2009 at the First United bee.
The prospective groom is the The groom is a 2009 graduate
son of Dave and Susan Bonham
of Okeechobee. of Okeechobee High School. He
of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for plans to attend Florida Culinary
July 14, 2011.
e bride t i. a 2 Institute. He is a full time student
The bride to be is a 2008 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School. at OHS.
She plans to attend college at St. Pe- After the wedding the couple
tersburg. She is employed as a care-
giver with Roger and Doris Siglow. will reside in West Palm Beach.


Riverside Bank helps
children in need
Riverside Bank donated $1,000 to a local organization
called "My Aunt's House" (MAH). MAH is a non-profit
agency that provides support to children in need, foster
children and their families. They offer shoes, clothes, per-
sonal items, school supplies and other necessities to help
the children overcome many challenges they face with
their transitions. With great community partners like My
Aunt's House and Riverside Bank, we can make a differ-
ence in the lives of children. Reba Folsum, MAH Founder;
Judy Watts, MAH Director; Janet Berry, Volunteer; Mary
Rose Ekstein, Volunteer; Tabitha Trent, Riverside Bank Of-
fice Manager and (not pictured) Sherri Enfinger, Riverside
Bank Commercial Lender.





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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3



Two teens accused of multiple burglaries


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two local teenagers have been
arrested for their alleged connec-
tion in some recent home and car
burglaries.
Tyler Randall Watford, 17, N.W.
26th Ave., was arrested Monday,
Jan. 12, on charges of grand theft
(two counts), burglary of an oc-
cupied dwelling and burglary of a
conveyance. Following his arrest,
he was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail then taken to the
Department of Juvenile Justice De-
tention Center in Fort Pierce.
Josue Ayala, 16, U.S. 441 S.E.,
was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 13, on
charges of grand theft and burglary


As an Okeechobee man was be-
ing arrested on a domestic violence
charge, a woman with him was ar-
rested on felony drug charges.
Eric Tyrone Brown, 32, N.E. 17th
Ave., was arrested Friday, Jan. 9, on
a charge of aggravated battery. He
was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $5,000.
Arrested with Brown, on charg-
es that are unrelated to the alleged
domestic violence incident, was
Cykeithia Nichelle Kelly.
Kelly, 28, N.E. 17th Ave., was
charged with the felonies of pos-
session of alprazolam and posses-
sion of hydrocodone. She was also
charged with the misdemeanor of
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. She, too, was booked into
the county jail. Her bond was set at
$10,250.
Brown was arrested after he re-
portedly pushed a woman who is
3 months pregnant and poured a
bottle of beer on her, indicated an
arrest report by Deputy Javier Gon-
zalez of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
The victim was uninjured and
did not require medical treatment.
In his report, Deputy Gonzalez
said the victim told him that Brown
and Kelly were driving around in a
dark colored sports utility vehicle.
Sometime later the deputy spotted
the SUV in the 700 block of N.E.
16th Ave.
After speaking with Brown,
Deputy Gonzalez placed him under
arrest.
He then turned to Kelly, who
was driving the vehicle, and asked


of an occupied dwelling. Like Wat-
ford, Ayala was booked into the
county jail then taken to the deten-
tion center.
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said the two teens
were arrested in connection with
a spate of complaints to his depart-
ment in regard to car burglaries.
"We have received a plethora of
calls in reference to vehicle burglar-
ies since Christmas," he said. "These
vehicle burglaries have occurred
throughout the county but mostly
in the Okeechobee Park, Pine Ridge
Park and Basswood areas."
Sgt. Stark went on to say that
there have been at least 10 vehicle
burglaries and two home burglar-


Eric Tyrone Cykeithia N.
Brown Kelly
for permission to search the ve-
hice. With Deputy Anthony Kibler
helping, they found three suspected
marijuana seeds on the rear floor-
board as well as a tablet in an
overhead compartment, stated the
report.
Deputy Gonzalez said the tab-
let was later identified as hydro-
codone.
Because of their findings, Depu-
ty Gonzalez then asked the woman
if he could search her purse. Al-
though hesitant, Kelly complied,
added the report.
Inside the woman's purse the
deputies reportedly found a bottle
containing 94 pills that were iden-
tified as xanax. They also found a
clear plastic baggie that contained
a green leafy substance. When field
tested, the leafy substance indicat-
ed a positive result for the pres-
ence of marijuana, the deputy's
report stated.
The deputy's report also stated
that Kelly, who works in a phar-
macy, did not have a prescription
for the hydrocodone or xanax.
Deputy Gonzalez stated that the
xanax pills weighed 25 grams,
while the suspected marijuana
weighed about 1 gram.


Tyler Randall Josue
Watford Ayala
ies in these areas since Christmas.
Some of these vehicles, he added,
were left unlocked.
"We urge people to please lock
their vehicles," he said.
During his investigation into
these various burglaries, the detec-
tive said he gleaned information
that led him to Watford and Ayala


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Indiantown teen has been
arrested on charges that he broke
into an Okeechobee home and
verbally threatened a former girl-
friend.
Kolton James Coon, 17, S.W.
Warfield Blvd., was arrested Sun-
day, Jan. 11, on felony charges of
armed robbery, aggravated as-
sault and child abuse. He was also
charged with two misdemeanor
counts of criminal mischief.
After being booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail, Coon
was transported to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Deputy Marcus Collier of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) arrested Coon
after he reportedly kicked in a
back door at a N.W. 81st Court
residence then threatened a 17-
year-old girl who was baby sitting
there. The deputy's report states
that after Coon entered the home
he approached the girl and lifted
up his shirt to display a pistol
tucked into the waistband of his
pants. The report states he then
asked his ex-girlfriend: "Am I go-
ing to have to use this?"
The girl described the gun as
black, with a wood handle. Dep-
uty Collier's report said Coon did
not point the gun at anyone.
The girl then grabbed up the
two young children she was
watching and took them outside


61 FAA


where they got
into her car.
Coon then
approached the
car and struck
the hood and
trunk with an
aluminum base-
ball bat. Some-
time after that Koton James
he left, the re- Coon
port states.
Deputy Collier then contacted
OCSO dispatch and had them
notify the Martin County Sheriff's
Office (MCSO) to watch for an
F-150 pickup truck that was being
driven by Coon.
Later, Deputy Collier was con-
tacted and told that MCSO depu-
ties had Coon in custody.


reported to law enforcement.
"The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office asks that if anyone is
a victim and has not reported the
crime to please call us," he added.
"If you're a victim, please call and
report it."
He went on to say that he and
fellow investigators have recovered
items that had been obviously sto-
len but the crimes had not been
reported.


Despite the arrests of the two
teenagers, Sgt. Stark said his inves-
tigation is continuing.
If you have any information in
regard to this case or have been a
recent victim of either a car or home
burglary, you are asked to contact
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark at the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice, 863-763-3117.


and their alleged connection to
some of the cases.
Sgt. Stark said some of the items
taken from vehicles include com-
pact discs, compact disc players,
Ipods, sunglasses, money and jew-
elry. He went on to say some of the
items reported stolen have been re-
covered.
As for the items allegedly taken
by Watford and Ayala, the detective
said he is still working on recover-
ing them.
"They haven't pawned it, but
they are getting rid of it," he said,
without further explanation.
Sgt. Stark went on to say that he
knows additional crimes of this na-
ture have been committed but, for
some reason, they have not been


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Thanks for participating!
Bushims
FAVORITE QUOTES: I am sure everyone, even his few support-
ers, enjoys reading those quirky sentences Bush seemed to have
botched. For example:
"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today.
He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West
Texas girl, just like me." (Nashville, Tenn., 27 May, 2004)
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take
dream." (LaCrosse, Wise., 18 October, 2000)
"And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never
read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it,
and (Tony Blair) read it." (On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton
Report, Washington, D.C., 7 December, 2006)
"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what
happened inside this Oval Office." (Washington, D.C., 12 May, 2008)
SPEAKER: The wonderful Obama is supposed to be such a great
speaker. Without a prompter or reading his speech he can't make
one either. Maybe soon, when he is finally in office, he won't have to
be so halting, weighing every word for how it may affect his listeners,
as he was during his campaigning.
LAUGH: I am sure, in 8 years, we will be able to have articles and
polls about Obama's mishaps. Coming to an end of the Bush admin-
istration, I thought it would be nice to remember all of the things that
made us laugh.
57 STATES: But the fun has already started! After all, during his
campaign, Mr. Obama said he managed to visit 57 states.
1 in 7 adults can't read
EDUCATION: It is so sad that with the public school system in
place there are still so many people who cannot read. I just do not see
any excuse for this! What a sad state of affairs! I can understand not
being able to do trig, algebra, chemistry, etc. But just basic reading
skills? I just cannot see any excuse. Not here in America.
STUDENTS: Too many adults and high school students cannot
READ. READ! We're not talking about differential equations or the
periodic table, we're talking READING. About being able to read the
newspaper, a bean can label, or a prescription bottle. How can any
school system justify passing kids into high school when they cannot
read? How can parents not know that their child cannot read and,
if they do know, how can they just sit and do nothing? Heck, many
protest if you hold their child back, regardless of the fact that the child
cannot read his own report card. And the school experts say that we
do more harm to a kid's "self esteem" by holding them back. How
much more damage will it do to that fragile self esteem when the
numb-nut applies for jobs at MacDonalds or the livestock market the
rest of his life.

Who do you think will fill Mr. Wherrell's spot?
POLITICS: The applicants have to live in that district, so that nar-
rows the field a bit. There is speculation that Gov. Crist will want to
appoint a Republican.
EXPERIENCE: You need experience for this particular situation, if
not all, because you'll be taking over for someone right away. In other
words, there will be no time for learning the lingo or getting caught
up with issues facing our county. If you read the paper Sunday the
person who gets picked will be notified by the Governor's office, and
will start immediately!
COMMISSIONERS: The election was Nov. 4 and the new com-
missioners were sworn in on Nov. 20. Very little time to learn the lingo
or catch up on issues. I know, they were running for office so they
should have already started learning. Well, these people have applied,
so they should start learning, too. Experience is not as important as
education, ability, understanding, and common sense.
LEARN AS THEY GO: In regards to County Commissioner, why
do you need experience? Most of them do not when they come in.
They are just well known in the community.

Lights needed at the ramps
BOAT RAMPS: We welcome fisherman with open arms. They
help our economy, and let's face it most are very nice people. My
complaint -- and I hope it is others' too -- is that the ramps by the pier
have no lights. We like to go that way because we do not live on a
canal and they are nice ramps. Every night we go, thank goodness,
we have a spot light to show us our truck and the ramps. A few years
ago they said that it was solar light and they were working on the
problem. WHEN? We had a truck that had both windows shattered
and even now when we dock we have our fingers crossed. Fix them
or close the ramps. By the way, the marker for the pier is about 100
feet in the weeds past the pier. Anyone notice!?

Vacant county job positions and leadership
AIRPORT DIRECTOR: I applaud the Okeechobee County Com-
missioners for taking their time and using both a deliberative and fis-
cally responsible approach toward adequately but economically fill-
ing the Airport Manager position. I also note the number of serious
and sometimes fatal accidents originating there in recent years. I think
a thriving community deserves the modern airport we have. Yet while
all life contains a particle of risk and some mishaps are the price of
progress, I hope they will recognize the primary purpose for having a
responsible County employee supervising personnel and operations
on site at our airport is flying safety. We taxpayers are less interested
in turning some kind of "profit" from the industrial park or in hearing
growth pipe dreams of imminent job increases there during a reces-
sion than in daily protecting our investment in the airport... and our
lives. While knowledge of economic and development issues would
be a plus for a candidate, I hope the Commissioners will hire someone
primarily for their aviation safety and airport planning expertise and
experience. Doesn't the County already have professionals (including
the tourism director now filling in part time) hired and consultants
available to propose and monitor economic development initiative,
and who usually have NO aviation expertise?

County parks and recreation survey
SURVEY: Last night I received a telephone call surveying Okeecho-
bee County residents on their opinion of the Okeechobee County
parks and recreation facilities. Most of the questions focused on the
current status of our recreational facilities but a few were ludicrous
such as "Does Okeechobee need a dog park?" After the survey was
complete I questioned who paid for this survey and was told it was
Okeechobee County. With the current status of the county budget,
are they really considering expanding the rec facilities in the county?
DOG PARK: Isn't the entire county currently being used as a dog
park? I hope they are not naive enough to think that if there is a desig-
nated "dog park" that everyone will stop letting their dogs run loose.
FUTURE NEEDS: New facilities in the next couple of years are
doubtful, but it is nice to hear they are focusing on the future needs.
NOT A PRIORITY: A dog park may not cause everyone to stop
letting their dogs run loose, but it would help those who would like
a safe place to let their dogs run. Dog parks in other areas are used a
lot. They also give people who do not get much exercise themselves
a reason to get out and get moving, something that might improve the
health of our citizens and might have side benefits to our community
as a whole. They don't have to be elaborate. Just a fenced area with
some trees or shade, benches, trash cans, and a water source. I keep
my dog inside or on a leash and have tried to let it run at the fenced
areas behind the school board office, but too often the fence is not
completely enclosed. It would be nice to have a designated dog park,
but I agree that it isn't high on our needs list right now.


The Counseling Corner


A healthier attitude
can mean a healthier
child?

By the American
Counseling Association

We all want our children to be
as healthy as possible, but we also
realize minor infections and ill-
nesses are inevitable. Any child of
school age is constantly exposed
to lots of viruses and germs.
There are, of course, things we
can do to help our children avoid
some of those cold and flu bugs.
Teaching preventative hygiene,
like frequent hand washing and
not sharing mouth-touched drinks
and foods with friends, can cer-
tainly help. Preventative medicine,
like flu shots, is also important.
A healthy diet and plenty of rest
will also play big roles. Our bodies


are usually great at fighting off the
bacteria and viruses we encoun-
ter daily, but poor nutrition and
lack of rest can rob them of the
strength to combat those illness-
causing bugs.
Another action to lessen the
likelihood of illness is to help your
child reduce his or her stress. Re-
search has found that stress weak-
ens the immune system, yet even
very young children encounter
school and friend situations that
raise stress levels.
Most of the time, parents don't
need to fix the stress-inducing
problem for their children, but
rather just need to be a sympathet-
ic and understanding audience.
Really listening to your child's con-
cerns can reduce feelings of anxi-
ety and stress.
If your child does fall ill, helping
him or her have a more positive at-
titude can lead to a quicker return
to good health. Simply smiling, for


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

Committee members
The Okeechobee 2008-09 Teacher of the Year Selection
Committee members are (left to right) Gay Carlton, Heath-
er Hawk and Cathy Rucks.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

25 years of service
Councilman Dowling Watford (left) was presented with a cer-
tificate for his 25 years of service to the City by Mayor James
Kirk (right) at the Tuesday, Jan. 6, City Council meeting. He
also received a plaque from the Florida League of Cities.


Submitted photo/Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc.

Pet of the Week
Midnight is a four-year-old female brindle mix and weighs
33 pounds. She's up to date on all of her vaccinations and
is on heartworm preventative. Midnight's owner died after
a long battle with cancer. She's loving and is crate trained,
house trained and a little leash trained. Adoption fee is
$135. If you are interested in adopting Midnight, please call
Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc. at 863-532-1110.



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example, can make a big differ-
ence.
A parent of a sick child often
will look worried and concerned
as they talk to that child, which
helps convince the child that he or
she should also feel worried and
concerned. A big smile, instead,
helps relieve tension and anxiety,
and creates an attitude of wellness
rather than sickness.
You also want to use positive
phrases with your child. Instead
of repeatedly asking what hurts or
what's wrong, try asking what's
feeling better or what's good.
The simple acts of touching
and hugging can also be great
medicine. Studies have found that


touching and bonding literally help
strengthen the immune system.
Holding an ill child while watching
TV or reading a book together can
mean getting better faster.
Viruses and bacteria are always
going to be out there. But healthy
eating, plenty of rest and loving
parents who are there to help a
child have a positive, less-stressful
attitude can do a great deal to keep
those bugs at a distance.
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as a public service by the American
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Community Calendar
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group open
discussion 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m. The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.

Thursday, Jan. 15
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, serving. Bring your sewing
machines if you like to sew. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group (Basic Text) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
2285.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup-
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
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 meet-
ing.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will meet every third
Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Beef O' Bradys. All contractors
are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Chapman at 863-
634-7532.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Friday, Jan. 16
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick (OP SP) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not
affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
in business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at 800-299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5


Churches plan special programs and guests


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
First Baptist Church, 401
S.W Fourth St., will present True
Freedom with Dale Lawson -
teaching the biblical guidelines
for financial freedom on Sunday,
Jan. 18 at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and
5:30 p.m. and Monday evening,
Jan. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. On
Sunday, Jan. 25 the church will
present the movie "Fireproof"
at 5:30 p.m. A four-week small
group study, "Live like You Were
Dying" by Gary Smalley begins
Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Revival services at Westside
Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70
W. will be held Sunday through
Wednesday, Feb. 1 through 4 with
services at 10 am. and 6 p.m. on
Sunday and at 6 pm. on the other


evenings. Grace Harmony (Mike
and Sue Filisky) from the Eastside
Christian Church, Lake Placid,
will bring a 30 minute concert
each evening and Willard Delaney
from Bucyrus, Ohio will be the
evangelist. A free will offering will
be received. The public is invited
and welcome to attend. For more
information call 863 467 2278.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St., will host a Win-
ter Bible Study "Living in Awe of
God" on Wednesday evenings
at 6 p.m. Dr. John Garrison will
be preaching each Sunday eve-
ning at 6 p.m. on the book of
Revelation. The youth at Oakview
will be going to Planet Wisdom in
Lakeland, Fla. on Friday & Satur-
day, Jan. 23-24. Sunday, Jan. 25
will be "Evangelism Emphasis
Sunday" at Oakview.


Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by e-mail to
pgawda@newszap.com
The Hyssongs, a well-known
Southern Gospel Music family
who sing and travel extensively
throughout the United States and


Okeechobee Rotary Club part of lo


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotarians
gathered at their weekly luncheon
where they held a "fire-side chat"
with the entire membership on
the history of Rotary Interna-
tional and the local history of the
Okeechobee Chapter of Rotary
which has been chartered since
1944. Rotary International has
been in existence for 103 years
and is the largest civic organiza-
tion in the world.
Rotary was founded by Paul P.
Harris on February 23, 1905, who
wished to capture in a profession-
al club, the same friendly spirit he
had felt while living in the small
towns of his youth. The name
Rotary was chosen from the early
practice of rotating meetings
among members' offices, hence


the Rotary Wheel which symbol-
izes the Rotary Club today.
Within a decade Rotary had
gone international with its first
club in Winnipeg, Canada. By
1921, Rotary clubs had been
formed on six continents.
In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J.
Taylor created the Four-Way Test,
the code of ethics which Rotary
adopted 11 years later and uses
as their code of ethics.
The Four-Way Test of the
things we think, say or do: First,
is it the truth?; Second, is it fair to
all concerned?; Third, will it build
good will and better friendships:
and fourth, will it be beneficial to
all concerned?
During WWII, some cubs
were forced to disband while
others stepped up their service ef-
forts to provide emergency relief


to victims of the war. In 1942, Ro-
tary inspired the founding of the
United Nations Educational, Sci-
entific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO). In 1945, there were
49 Rotary club members serving
in 29 delegations to the UN Char-
ter Conference. Rotary still active-
ly participates in UN conferences
by sending observers to major
meetings and covering the United
Nations in its publications.
In 1989, Rotary voted to admit
women into clubs worldwide and
now claims more than 145,000 fe-
male members. The first woman
in the Okeechobee Rotary Club
was Nancy Peterson.
Rotarian John Burdeshaw told
those in attendance some history
of the local club which began in
1944 after being sponsored by the
Pahokee Rotary Club.


Canada will be in concert at Be-
lievers Fellowship Church,
300 S.W Sixth Ave., on Friday,
Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. For more infor-
mation call Phil Jones at 863 763
4204 or 863 634 9140.
Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, 8 Cypress St. N.E., now
has Early Morning Worship Ser-
vice at 8:30. Sunday school is at
9:45 with the Morning Worship
Service at 11 a.m. Discipleship
training is at 6 p.m. on Sundays
with Evening Worship to follow
at 7 p.m.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
okeenews@newszap.com or call
Pete Gawda at 863 763-3134, ex-
tension 4225.


cal history
There were 19 Charter mem-
bers. Some of those names in-
cluded: C. H. Parkerson; Roy R.
Raulerson; C. A. Fulford; T. W
Conley, Jr.; C. M. Williams; S. R.
Raifsnider; Z. K. Williams; W D.
Coker; W R. Howell; H. Turzen-
bach; W J. Hendry; Hiram H.
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6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 14,2009


Community Events


Healthy Start
Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet on Wednesday, Jan.
14, at 11:30 a.m., in their office,
575 S.W 28th St. within the New
Endeavors School Building. This
meeting is open to the public. For
more information please call Ex-
ecutive Director, Kay Begin at the
Coalition office at 863-462-5877.

Benefit yard sale
planned
Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale
at Tractor Supply Parking Lot on
Jan. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Obituaries
Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.

Jodi Berard, 48
LORIDA Jodi Berard, died Satur-
day, Jan. 10, 2009, in the Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical Center in
Sebring. She was 48.
She has been a resident of Lorida
since 1995.
Preceded in death by her father,
Jack, she is survived by one daugh-
ter, Jacqueline Marie Hernandez
(Richard), of North Pole, Alaska;
mother, Delores Miner, of Lorida;
brothers, Jack E Miner (Maureen), of
Belton, S.C., and Mark Miner (Kar-
en), of Pompano Beach; and sister,
June Boitnott (Gaylord), of Fayet-
ville, N.C.
Jodie had been employed by Scot-
ties, Mid Florida Hardware and WW
Lumber. Her passion was animals.
She owned dogs, cats, a horse and
cows.
The family will receive friends at
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 from 5
p.m. until 6 p.m. at which time a
memorial service will be conducted.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


Round Table
Discussion planned
Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. until
noon the Okeechobee County
Planning and Development De-
partment will hold a Round Table
Discussion at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy 98
North. There is no charge for the
event. It will be an open forum
for contractors and citizens con-
cerning the Building department.
Bring your questions, concerns,
comments, and suggestions. For
more information 863-763-5548.
Please RSVP by Jan. 12.


Robert V Amburgy, 75
OKEECHOBEE Robert V. Am-
burgy, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in
the Okeechobee Health Care Fa-
cility. He was 75.
A resident of Okeechobee since
1982, Mr. Amburgy was preceded in
death by son, Charles Edward Am-
burgy; daughter, Charlotte Foreman;
and sister, Evelyn Snelling.
He is survived by his wife of 46
years, Marie; two sons, Robert V.
Amburgy Jr., of Sebastian, and Billy
Lockhart (Judy), of Okeechobee;
daughter, Kathy, of Warsaw, Ind.; 11
grandchildren; and several great-
grandchildren. In addition, he is sur-
vived by brothers, Randy, of West
Palm Beach, Mike, of Ypsilanti,
Mich., Doug, of Arizona, and Royce,
of Toledo, Ohio; and sister, Ann
Cole, of Milan, Mich.
Robert served in the United States
Air Force, enjoyed crossword puz-
zles, fishing and water sports.
Services were conducted in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel on
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at 11 a.m.
Burial followed at Evergreen Ceme-
tery.
All arrangements were under the
direction and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


Sign guestbooks al
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Early Learning
Coalition meets
Early Learning Coalition of
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/Person-
nel Committee will meet at 2 p.m.

Women of the Moose
to host yard sale
Women of the Moose from
Moose Lodge on Highway 78
West in Buckhead Ridge will host
their annual yard and bake sale on
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15 and
16. For more information, please
call 863-763-2250.

Library welcomes
Lauren Austin
Okeechobee County Library is
excited to welcome Lauren Austin,
Quilting Fabric Artist, Storyteller,
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 Afri-
can American culture and history
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.

Fancy ME! (machine
embroidery) meeting
If you have an embroidery ma-
chine, plan to buy one or are just
interested in the concept, please
join us at our next meeting. It will
be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Red Cross
classroom, 323 N. Parrott Avenue.
Bring your machine and lunch for
a fun-filled day. We will be doing
machine applique so bring your
design and material needed for
that design. For more information
please call Joan at 863-467-0290 or
Corry at 863-467-2231.


Family Health &
Safety Expo
Home Health Agencies, Free
Health Screenings, Fire Trucks,
Ambulances, Police Cars and
Boats, Helicopters, Health Depart-
ment, blood mobile, emergency
management and many, many
more! Free lunch, free parking,
free admission, free prizes, free
entertainment. A fun filled, edu-
cational day for everyone from
young children to senior citizens!
Questions, call 863-462-5781,
863-462-5800, 863-462-5000 ext.
257. Second Annual Okeechobee
Family Health and Safety Expo is
Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 Hwy 70
East, Okeechobee (enter from
Hwy 710.)

Small business 'start
up' seminar set
Small Business Development
Center of Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity will present, "Frequently
asked questions of start-
ing a business" on Thursday,
Jan. 22, from 2 until 4 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library.
There is no cost to attend the
class but reservations are recom-
mended. The seminar will answer
common questions and focus on
helping new and hopeful business
owners to take the next step. Call
Sean Moore to reserve your seat
at: 863-517-0097 or email him at
spmoore@fgcu.edu.

Book club to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee Li-
brary Book Club to Meet Friends
of the Okeechobee Library Book
Club will meet on Thursday, Jan.
22 at 7 p.m. at the library. The
book for discussion is "Her Doctor
Prescribes Dancing at Daybreak."
The author, Connie Titus will join
the group in discussing her book.
This event is free and open to the
public. For more information call
Jan Fehrman at 863-357-9980.


Safe Boating Class planned
Flotilla 5-7 U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary would like to invite all
boaters to attend a one-day Safe
Boating Class. It is required by the
State of Florida, anyone 21 years
and under who operates a vessel
powered by 10 hp or more must
pass an approved Safe Boating
Course. The course will be held
on Jan. 24, at the Flotilla Build-
ing at Okee-Tantie from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. Seating is limited, so
advanced registration is required.
Coffee and lunch will be provid-
ed. For information and registra-
tion call 863-763-0165 or 863-610-
2433.

Orchid Club Meets
The next Okeechobee Orchid
Club Meeting is Monday, Jan. 26
at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Ex-
tension Office at 458 Highway 98
N. 863-763-6469. Lynne Lappin
and Myla Levine of Green Barn
Orchid Supplies will demonstrate
and show many of their items at
the next orchid meeting. It's a
chance to purchase those hard to
find supplies. Join us for an infor-
mative evening and networking.


Church to present
'Fireproof' movie
Cornerstone Baptist Church
will present, "Fireproof," a mar-
riage strengthening movie for
couples on Saturday, Feb. 14, at
6:30 p.m. Childcare will be pro-
vided. The church is located at
18387 441 North. Please call the
church office to reserve childcare
space. There is no charge for the
movie or childcare. For more in-
formation, please call 863-763-
3338.

Boy Scouts selling
discount cards
The Boy Scout Troop 964 are
selling Scout Honor Discount
cards until mid February. For only
$20 you can get savings of up to
50 percent from over 200,000 lo-
cations across the United States.
Some locations here in Okeecho-
bee that offer the discounts are:
Big Lake Eye Care, The UPS Store,
Beltone, Roto Rooter Plumbers,
and more. For more information
or to purchase one of these dis-
count cards call Alison Hudson at
863-634-8628.


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OUA
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requested monthly payments of
$12,500 for each month of the
lease extension. The utility would
be required to pay all closing
costs and fees connected with the
transaction.
The board discussed simply
handing the plant back to the
owner. However, it was noted
that since the owner had no in-
tention of operating the plant, the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection would likely re-
quire OUA to operate it. The util-
ity owns the sewer lines leading
to the plant and abandonment of
the plant would create a health
hazard.
After considerable discussion
the board took no action but in-
structed Mr. Conely to continue
negotiations.
In another item dealing with
Kings Bay, the board was in-
formed of a letter dated Dec. 23
sent to Kings Bay Homeowners
Association. The letter was sent
to clear up a misunderstanding

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which arose at the November
board meeting concerning OUA's
maintenance responsibilities at
Kings Bay. The letter stated that
OUA would continue to abide by
the terms of the existing agree
ment.
Turning to other matters, the
board discussed a contract from
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) that would al-
low extension of an existing re-
claimed water line to irrigate ad-
ditional acreage on Williamson
Cattle Company property. Wil
liamson Cattle Company objected
to some of the terms of the con-
tract. Mr. Conelywas instructed to
discuss the terms of the contract
with SFWMD and bring the con-
tract back to the February board
meeting.
In the month of December staff
negotiated with Regions Bank for
an additional loan to fiance ex-
pansion of the wastewater treat-
ment plant. The terms offered by
the bank were not satisfactory to
the utility. Therefore, the finance
offer was declined. In a house-
keeping matter the board rescind-
ed previously adopted resolutions
authorizing bank credit and giv

upgrade their radio systems.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May will be pleased with


ing preliminary authorization for
issuance of bonds.
Treasure Island residents came
a step closer to having OUA sewer
service. The board approved the
ranking of engineering firms es
tablished by an evaluation com-
mittee. Metzger-Willard was rated
first and Baskerville-Donovan
was rated second. Staff will now
approach the top rated firm to
negotiate a scope of work and fee
schedule.
A question had arisen about
fees for new connections in
Northlake Business Park. It was
determined that new connections
should pay developers fees for
wastewater and regular fees for
water. Some current customers
will be reimbursed the difference
between what they paid to con-
nect and the current sewer con-
nection fee.
In other action, the board:
*instructed the executive
director to review purchasing
guidelines and make recommend
dations for changes at the next
meeting;
*approved the finance report
for the period ending Dec. 31,
2008;


*approved progress payment
of $165,349.50 to Wharton-Smith
Inc. of Palm City for work on the
wastewater treatment plant ex-
pansion;
*approved progress payment
of $729,031.70 to Youngquist
Brothers, Inc. of Fort Myers for
an exploratory injection well and
monitor well in connection with
the wastewater treatment plant
expansion;
approved payment request of
$165,928.14 from Derrico Con
struction Corp. of Melbourne for
lift station SE-2 and gravity sewer
rehabilitation;
*purchased 82 meters from
Sensus Metering System of Dallas,
TX for $12,232.75;
*authorized expenditure of
$18,880 to Synagro South of Chi-
cago, IL for residuals removal
from the wastewater treatment
plant;
*authorized expenditure of
$11,307.30 to Locher Environ-
mental Technology, LLC of Placi
da to provide upgraded radios at
six wastewater pump stations;
*renewed the contract with
Craig A. Smith & Associates Gov-
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dio system.


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Major Noel Stephen of the said the Motorola system might


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the amount of $12,561 to Whar-
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YMCA raising funds for feasibility study


By Chauna Agullar
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis members learned
about the YMCA vision and the
planning process on having a Y
come to Okeechobee from the
YMCA of the Treasure Coast presi-
dent John Lass at their Thursday
luncheon.
Last year, local members of
the community began formulat-
ing ideas of what Okeechobee
needs in a local YMCA and pos-
sible locations and things a YMCA
can offer local citizens. The next
step in a Y coming to fruition in
Okeechobee is to complete a fea-


sibility study which will take ap-
proximately 60 days to complete
once it is paid for.
The feasibility study will cost
between $18,000 and $19,000.
This studywill allow the Y to make
sure of the size, possible locations
and the feasibility of a smart busi-
ness plan that will allow the Y to
be funded for years to come, 10,
15 and 20 years out.
The YMCA of the Treasure
Coast currently has six locations
throughout their district and are
looking to expand programs into
Okeechobee County.
Mr. Lass explained that all


YMCA's are unique and cater
to the needs of the community
which supports them. YMCA's
are funded through program
fees, membership fees and fund-
raising. Mr. Lass is the President,
CEO of the YMCA of the Treasure
Coast which serves Martin, St. Lu-
cie, Okeechobee and Indian River
counties.
All monies that go through
a YMCA are private funds other
than any grants or funds from
organizations such as Children's
Services Council, United Way or
any other organization which
supports their local Y.
YMCA receives NO funds from
ad valorem taxes.
When opening a new YMCA,


the community leaders involved
have to show that they are mis-
sion focused with presenting the
need for a Y and that it will be fi-
nancially viable.
Just what will it cost to bring
a YMCA to Okeechobee? Accord-
ing to Mr. Lass it will take a $1.5
million endowment to open the
YMCA in Okeechobee and ap-
proximately $8 million to build it.
They will need a 10-acre footprint
of land for the Y in Okeechobee.
All monies donated to the Y for
the Okeechobee Campaign only
go towards serving Okeechobee
County and planning and build-
ing the Y here.
It will also take continued com-
munity support through utilization


of the facility in order to maintain
the programs and membership of
the facility. The estimated operat-
ing budget of the facility would be
approximately $1.5 million.
Mr. Lass stated that, "If a com-
munity needs it and we can sus-
tain it, then we will provide it."
The creation of a strategic
planning committee of Okeecho-
bee officials, parents, and other
influential individuals in the com-
munity is needed to get input on
what specific needs are prevalent
in Okeechobee County.
The Y strives to bring families
together and create bonds within
families by providing them with
activities that they would other-
wise be unable to afford to do to-


gether and allows them to grow
as a family.
Despite its name, the YMCA is
not just for the young, not just for
men and not just for Christians. It
is, however, as their history illus-
trates, an association of members
who come together with a com-
mon understanding of the YMCA
mission and a common com-
mitment to the YMCA's vision of
building strong kids, strong fami-
lies and strong communities.
If you would like to donate
funds towards the feasibility study
or be involved on the steering
committee for the new Y, or both,
please contact Brandon Tucker at
863-763-4010.


CHOOSE LOVE


Ukeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The YMCA President and CEO John Lass (center-left) vis-
ited the Kiwanis luncheon on Thursday, Jan, 8, where he ex-
plained to Kiwanis members such as President Jim Vensel
(left) and Brandon Tucker (center-right) and his co-worker
and member of the Y steering committee Cindi Fairtrace
learned about the Y vision and how they plan to bring that
vision to Okeechobee.

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PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNICIAN

Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate
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plementation, configuration and adoption of precision
agriculture concepts and to install and maintain perti-
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generation of application maps for variable rate nutri-
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RINGER WASHER Antique, in
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FRENCH DOOR 36' Brand
new 36"x80" Maple wood
Glass french door
$100/neg. (863)357-2611
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over the fridge cabinet
$30/neg (863)357-2611
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT -15
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CRIB SET (POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond call for info $80
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ways, 6speeds +ALOT
MORE' $80 (910)546-2367
LITTLE TIKES basketball/hoop
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POOH SWING Days of hunny
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CLOTHING Girls' pageant
dresses. Whre,size 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
$150 (863)558-0085


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



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129
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DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg
8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 8 0
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Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
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
COMPUTER DESK White
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige Excellent
condition $350 Or best of-
fer (863)357-3650
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs
$200 (863)675-3516
DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
8 6 3 ) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
863)634-4945
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 for health, Kenko-
pad, cost $400 new, will
take $100, (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 Livngroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up






ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker LaBelle $20
(863)517-1663
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2)
- with chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included $200
(863)467-0234
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth Good condition-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer
(863)357-7065
WOODEN Ent center couch,
loveseat, end table, lamp,
coffee table, all for $775 or
operate (863)634-3859



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


SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer (863)673-3893



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
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver
w/2FREE wrlst/ankle wgts.
$150 (910)546-2367
WEIDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer
(863)885-1172
WESLO CADENCE TREAD-
MILL 830 Extended strides,
auto incline, $125. Call
(863)467-8681
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor
Mint condition' $100/or best
offer (863)634-5506


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

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


AUTO INFLATING
Plug in fill w/air,
Like New
(863)357-6190


AIR BED -
instant bed.
$100.


SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
sweater, 4 wheel, $800 or
best offer (863)467-6009


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice Job placement assis-
tance Computer available
Financial Aid if qualified Call
(866d858-2121, www.Cen-
tura nline.com.
FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
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
#FLO8.
SHOW CASE Like new $450
or best offer (863)763-0570
TWO Awnings- 60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
(863)467-6009
WOOLEY SHED -14 X 22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg (863)697-3108



PIANO HOWARD Good
Cond. $300/or best offer
86 3 ) 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
561)248-4487


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
MIXED BLACK Lab female
puppy Free to good home
$0. (863)263-1601
RED HEALER PUPPIES: Males
& Females. Shots/Wormed,
Ready to go! $250. 561-
718-1212 or 863-763-3631
YORKIE 2 12 week old fe-
males with papers and shots
$800 Firm, Ready to go'
(863)467-0218



HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
torRuns great"' $1000
(863)233-1223



COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good. Must
sell $150. (863)357-0166


MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet
Open faced with visor $50,
(863)357-2611


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REMMINGTON 700 BDL ,
270 New in box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felt top, great condition
Oversized ball and claw legs
Balls & Cues included Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer
8 6 3) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
863)634-4945
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600 (863)697-9014


PHILLIPS 60" Big Screen TV
Digital ready, very nice con-
dition. Call Blly $500 Nego-
tiable (863)467-7011
TELEVISION 65", Misubishi,
excellent condition, $700
(239)340-8503
TELEVISION 52" Phillips & En-
ter Center 74"Hx102"W,
holds TV, $650 for all or sell
sep (863)675-8987
TWO DISH NETWORK -
Receivers $80. each
(863)634-8147
Widescreen 56 inch TV and
Playstation 2 $500.
(863) 517-2189


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used $150/neg
(863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw,
New Model 22114N
$500/firm (863)467-8823


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


WANTED: non-working medi-
cal scooters (863)610-1120

Agriculture



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




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



BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
offer (863)697-2032
CRAFTSMAN RIDING lawn
mower $400/or best offer
863) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
239)645-9596
LARGE STAGHORN AIR FERN
$250 Water fountain pedes-
tal style $60 00
(863)610-2993
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195 (863)675-1218






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* Key West 1/1 Furnished Cottage Dade County Pine Hardwood
Floors adorable wrap around porch on Taylor (reek

* Gorgeous setting on Taylor Creek, 2bd/lba, fully furnished, washer
dryer. Huge fenced in backyard-Concrete boat ramp.


: : NI In ry &


Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 080
(863)763-5389
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
gine, 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 or
(863)675-0910
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great $250 (863)532-0188



HEADGATE with mounting
brackets $100.
(863)517-0470




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




Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br
$25,000! Only $225/Mo! 3
Br $12,500t Only $199/Mol
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.
Basswood 2/1, tile through-
out, no pets, $650 mo, 1st &
last (863) 763-7301 or
(863)697-1623 Anytime
BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mD +
$500 sec (863)634-5780
IN TOWN 2/2 very clean,
w/d, lawn main included,
$800 + $300 sec. Call
(863) 634-3572

[EECHOBEE, 2br, l7a
Near town $750 mo An-
nual Lease
L 61-255-4377
SPECIAL-MOVE-IN, 1/2
Month Rent for 1st Month
w/$500 Sec 2/1 5 carpet,
tile, fridge- 1blk N of Wal-
Mart. (863)763-8878
STUDIO APT Furn, full bath &
lt, use of deck/boat house
for small boat, heated pool,
inc elec/cable $850 mo,
Seasonal. Suitable for retir-
ees. 863-357-1566
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean' $600/mo In-
cludes utilities No pets Call
561-329-8205




OAK LAKE VILLAS #17- 2/2,
Irg bdrms, W&D incid,
$800/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec. (863)467-5965



3Br 2Ba Foreclosure'
$11,0001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4 Br $259/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED -
Ancient Oaks, 2/1,55+ com-
munity, new stove, new fndge,
52" TV, Annually $650/mo.
Seasonal $900 mo
(772)708-1198 Iv msg
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
porch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
$1200/mo (863)634-5236
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba,
Clean. Great neighborhood.
1201 SE 8th Dr, $950, mo.
+ Sec. dep. (863)634-1554
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
In Town- spacious 3/1, fenced
backyard, with shed, $800
month, 1st, last & security
Call 863-467-7838 or
239-989-8892
OAK PARK 2/1 CBS, W&D,
fenced yard $795 mo Iv
msg (863)634-8757
OKEE 2/1 CBS by 15B
furnished, carpeting, new a/c,
enclosed porch, with W/D.
Shed, $875/mo inclds water
(786) 201-0306
OKEE: 3/1 on V ac Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $925 mo, 1st
mo & dep Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage C/Air Lazy 7 area
1st, last & sec.
863-467-2541


OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs Re-
duced $1000/mo+ Dep only
needed (863)634-9139
SW SECTION 2/2, Fenced,
W/D, $750. Mo, $1600 to
move in 907 SW 2nd Ave
(863)634-0512



MOORE HAVEN- Furn. rm,
A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util incd $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 Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, 1st floor, furnished,
pool & tennis, boat dock, reck
room, very nice Reasonable
561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693.



FOR SALE New CBS Home,
Playland Park, 3/2, Cathedral
ceilings, tile throughout,
wood cabinets, plant
shelves, appliances,
$113,000 Including lot
(863)634-0571
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Auction starts Feb 71h 1000
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Brochure (800)678-0517
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20+ ACRES & POST & BEAM
BARN $119,900 New
22X30 post & beam barn
built on gorgeous 20+ acres
in the country. Potential to
subdivide. Near FL/GA bor-
der- 90 minutes Jackson-
vile Excellent financing Call
now (800)898-4409, x2167
Florida Foreclosure! 37 AC-
$39,900 Nice homesite set-
ting in picturesque oak
grove. Tons of deer & wild-
life Perfect for hunters' Call
Jack at (800)242-1802




***FREE Foreclosure List-
ings*** Over 200,000 prop-
erties nationwide. LOW
Down Payment Call NOWI
(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 x2126.
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
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
66 550-5263, Ask About
ini Vacation'
VIRGINIA MTN CABIN, Ready
to move int Great views'
Near large stocked trout
stream, private, 2 acres, only
$159,500. (866)275-0442


Mobile Homes




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





MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554


$30,000! Small, RUN-DOWVN CABIN For Sale on 40'x60
LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT SE 125th Trade, Close
tol -B Call 863-634-7756 or 86334-7490
- Pine Ridge Park V'cant Lot, 80xl00 for Home or MH, Asidng
$15,000, MAKE OFFER] 863-34-7490 or 863-634-7756
Lake-Access VWterfront Lot behind Sun Trust @ 309 SE 8th
ST Make Reasonable offer 863-634-7490 or 863-634-7756
* FOR RENT! 2/1 wth endorsed garage, CA, Nce Yard, Great
Neighborhood, 1009 SW th ST, $850 Month (ind yard
marnt) First & Security -Will negotiate! 863-763-6109


BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent: 2/1 apartment. Unit
newly remodeled Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestnan
Ranch. Monthly water, trash
& lawn maintenance includ-
ed No Pets' $495 Move in
special. M-F (863)467-2982
DOUBLE WIDE 2br, 2ba Canal
front. New flooring though-
out No pets $675 mo, +
sec dep (561)743-4331
DOUBLEWIDE 2/2 Unfur-
nished mobile home, screen
porch in quiet neighborhood
Call (863)634-7231
KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES -
2/1, 2 Car garage, $500 MO
+ dep. Dep negotiable.
(863)467-8062
OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lotl
9317 SE 571h Dr, $55K or
$700/mth. 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.
OKEECHOBEE-2Bd/1.5 ba,
Central Heat & Air, Screen
room, $600 mo. Will lease
with option @ $55,000.
(863)634-3451




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
BHR 2br, 2ba, Ig lot, 17 x 42
screened lanai, boat slip, un-
deroof w/lift, sprinkler sys-
tem, clean & quiet, sea wall
& lake access, $120,000 or
lease option (859)661-4344
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
-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 571h Dr, $55K or
$700/mth 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470
WATERFRONT Neer Okee-
tantie, Furn 2/1 Like New 24
x 55 Park Model, Screen
room, 40 x 24 Covered Car
port, Dock & Small Deck
$125.000 Negotiable
(859)771-9343


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories3020
Marine Miscellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1600 or
best offer (863)357-5754
CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great
$1350. (239)878-7533
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125
863 ) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
239)645-9596
HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
SULLIVAN, 1994 14' alum.,
20HP Merc, Johnson tri mtr,
live well, Magic tilt trI,
$1,400 863-763-2526



HOLIDAY RAMBLER RAMB-
LET 1972 2 axle,2 a/c,in-
terior needs work must sell
$700. (863)467-4650
Itacsa by Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
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
$9,999 (863)634-5487
PROWLER RV 1998, 25
ft,heat/ac,queen bed, full
bath, all fiberglass, too much
to list. Can see at Filain RV
Park 441 SE Okee $7100 Or
best offer (610)805-3617
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
TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great
$2300/or best offer
(863)357-6315




ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer
863 ) 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
561)248-4487
CHUANL ADVENTURER 2008
CLOSEOUT-2008 scooter
150cc motor gets 80 mpg
and goes 60mph $1100
(954)260-1933
HONDA RANCHER 2005,
350 4X2, low hours, good
cond $2600 Neg
(863)430-6987
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Ments S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949
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




CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1996
Air bags, alarm sys. Ant-
lock brakes, bucket seats,
loaded, p/w, snrf, V-8, rear
defrost, tinted windows, cc,
CD, auto Alloy whls A/c
black sp 50k runs fast 5,7 It
$14000. (863)357-3305
CHEVROLET S-10 2000 -
chevy stepside club cab new
a/c v-6 vortex cd player au-
tomatic Can finance. $4999.
(954)260-1933
FORD ASPIRE '96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer
886 3 ) 2 0 1 3492
(863)261-1181
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
(863)675-1690
TOYOTA COROLLA, 1991 4
door, 4 cyl., auto, cold A/C,
Good rubber & gas mileage,
850 Call 863-763-2526

TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1250 "as is"
Neg (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime


R111,111 III


DODGE RAM
4-wd/318/4
gear
(863)227-25,


P/U 1988 -
spd/granny low
$2000/neg.


CLUB CAR TWO SEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last
$1795 (863)843-0062
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine
$895 (863)675-1472



POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
$200 (863)801-5687
RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center capsJug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 65 ft bedroll
up,clamps on, $150
(863)635-5186
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400 (863)801-5687
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25
(863)635-5186


We are now able to do all phases
of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-248
IN RE ESTATE OF
THOMAS RAYMOND NICOL,
ak/a THOMAS R NICOL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
THOMAS RAYMOND NICOL, a/k
THOMAS R NOCIL, deceased, whose
date of death was December 8, 2008,
and whose Socal Security Number is
565-72-8321 s pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Honda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee Florida 34972 The
names and addresses 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 on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the of
the first publication of this notice must
ie their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
All other credors of the decedent and
persons having clams or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims wi th is court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first pubicaton of this
notice is January 14, 2009
Cheryl Ann McCluney
Personal Representave
3730 West 173rd Street
Torrance, California 90504
CONELY & CONELY PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863 763-3825
By Tom Conely I
londa Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representabve
306389 ON 1/14,21/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-245
IN RE ESTATE OF
KATHRYN ALMA HOLT,
ak/a KATHRYN A, HOLT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KATH-
RYN ALMA HOLT a/Ia KATHRYN A
HOLT deceased, whose date of death
was October 29, 2008, and whose So-
cial Secunty Number is 262-34-1892,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
NW 3rd Street, Sude 101, Okeecho
bee, ornda 34972 The names and
addresses o the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below
All crediors of te decedent and other
persons having clams or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the of
the first publication of this notice must
ie their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
AI other creditors of the decedent and
persons having clams or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims wi this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is January 14, 2009
Lewis L Conrad, Jr
Personal Representatve
3078 Stale Road 710
Okeechobee, ornda 34974
CONELY & CONELY PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
183) 763 3825
By Tom Conely III
ornda Bar #096482
Atrne for Personal Representatve
30642 ON 1/14,21/09
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUrF, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNT, 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, Flonda, 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 Okechobee, Flonda, at 1100
a m on the 28th day of January 2009.
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Fnal 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
Its peadns, must file a claim with 60
days afer the sale
Dated ths 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
08-47184 HCNW
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans With
Disabilites Act, person needing a special
accommodabon to parcipate in this pr-
ceedin should contact Court Adminis-
rabon no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding or call 1-772-8704370
within two working days of your receipt





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AND FLOR KEECHOBE CoUna TRe,
FLORIDA


deceased, T AS E NO 20 a A-2
a Floda orpor glewo mann,
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NOTICE OF SALE
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment dated De
mbeARO LOMBRAGE, Pan erased Rn ase



Noa 207-CA-236 of the Circu Court
Okeechobee Couny Fionda, wherein
vfon ss t rti and Margo
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sent of the t stta e of Junior Dawkins, de
ceased, and Tasha DaWKI ns, a TH
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der for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
NOTI JU L CENTER 312 SALE






3rd STREET JURY ROOM, SECOND
34072 at 1000AM on the 4th day
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a






scribed proper as set forth in sand
Summary Final Judgment dato-ed
camber 16, 2008, and entered in Case







ThNo 20W7- -23 of th Earut 12 Court
of th 19/ Judicial Nircuit in and for
21 Okecbee mount, iFlohe, whereRN
LIVE OAK TRUST IN, a Floda cr-
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Tombrage, Personal Rgepresenatrs of
ath Estate of Junior Dawkins de-
ceased, and Taska Dawkins, aa3






iuTasa, publD a single woman, D-h
bee antsy, will sell to st bid-
der for cash at the OKEEGHOBEE






ANY PEOUN CLANG AN INTER, 312 N
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FLOOR OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYIDA






OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
72EN at 11 A CLAIMon he 4th day
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Summary Final Judgment, tn-ws
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the






n aordanceth 1/2 of the Ameorthcans w Tract






Disabillies Acd of 1990 (ADA) disabled
per, Section because the SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY Pla comm a
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,






according to the plat Admhereof record-
later than Platen days the pro-3E,
inclusive, pubr c cal o2s of3 Okeeca-
bee County, Florida.






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at the Clerk of THe CIRCT Cou f-
ce You may revie these doIu
meAs up on re uest
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Court's office notified f 21our current
address (You may file Notice of Cur-
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cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings
Dated 1/6/2009
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CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By/S/DEBRA GOODRICH
Deputy Clerk
306350 ON 1/14,21,28,2/4/09


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I Parts/Repairs 4045


NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, orida is seeking In-
terested applicants for appointment to two (2) vacant posilons on the Agri ClC
Center Advisory Committee
The Committee consists of eleven members of which two shall be nominated by
each member of the Board of County Commissioners The eleventh member,
who shall serve as Charman of the Committee, shall be appointed by the Char-
man of the Board of County Commissioners
This committee investigates, considers and advises the Board of County Commis
sioners on recommended opportunities and uses for the Agn-Civic Cer Com-
plex including but not limited to fairs, exhibitions, sporting events, spectator
events, and other actiies considered to be of interest and benefit to Okeechbee
County and its residents The Committee also reviews and makes recommenda-
ton as to ee structures and operational protocols for the complex taking into
conslderagon both community need as well as minlmizna the operaonal ex
pense to Me County and ultimately to the taxpayers of the County The Commit-
tee also investigates and advises on such other topics relatng to the use, function
and maintenance of the Agn Civic Center as the Board of County Commissioners
may direct
Ap licaions may be obtained from the County Administrators Office at 312 NW 3rd
Street, Room 206, Okeechobee All applicants must complete a board/commit
tee application form
Appications must be submitted to the County Administrator s Office no later than
4 00 pm on February 10, 2009
ilf Betts,Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
307382 ON 1/14/09

Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation
Notice of Parks & Recreation Maer Plan
Advisory Board Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Advisory
Committee will meet on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, from 6 30-8 30 p m in the
Meetng Room at the Okeechobee County Library, located at 206 SW 16th Slree in
Okeechobee, FL
307697 ON 1/14,18/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-544
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff
vs
JEFF M ROBINSON, GRAYBAR
ELECTRIC COMPANY INC and MID
FLORIDA PORTABLE TOILET SVC INC,
Defendants


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment dated De-
cember 16, 2008, and entered in Case
No 2008-CA-544 of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Flonda wherein
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaontlf
and JEFF M ROBINSON and GRAY-
BAR ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC, a
New York corpration authorized to do
business in the state of Florida, and
MID FLORIDA PORTABLE TOILET
SV, INC, a Flonda crporaton, are
the Deendants, I wll sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3rd STREET JURY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00 AM on the 4th day
of February, 2009 the following de-
scrbed property as set forth in sad
Summary Rnal Judgment, to-wi
Real Property (referred to as the Real
Property')
A parcel of land lying in the East 1/2 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest
1/4 of Section 29, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida and being more particularly de-
scrbed as follows
Commence at the South 1/4 corner of
sad Section 29, thence N 8956'19"
W, along the South line of said Sechon
29, a distance of 33 00 feet to the n-
lersecfon with the West right-of-way
line of S W 24M Avenue formedy Ea-
gle Bay Dnve, Thence continue N
89056'19 W, along said South ine of
Secbon 29, a distance of 626 42 feet,
to te Southwest corner of said East
1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the South-
west 1/4 of Secbon 29, Thence N
00024'33 W, along the West ine of
sad East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of Section 29, a
distance of 881 63 feet, to a point in
the Noratwesterly boundary of the
lands descnbed in Offical Records
Book 379 page 1761, Pubic Records
of Okeechobee CouTny, Florida, and
the POINT OF BEGINNING, Thence N
89035'27 East, perpendicular to the
previous course and along a line in
sad Northwestery boundary of the
lands descnbed in Official Records
Book 379 page 1761, a distance of
4224 feet, hence N 31A58'1 East,
along a ine in said Northwesterly
boundary of the lands described in Of-
ficial Records Book 379, page 1761, a
distance of 48130 fee, to the inter-
seciaon with the South line of the S W
281h Street right-of-way (66 feel wide)
(ormedy Wolff Road) Thence N
89`52'48" W, along said South rght-
o-way ine of S W 28th Street a ds-
lance of 300000feet, to the minersec-
ion with said West line of the East 1/2
of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest
1/4 of Secon 29, thence South
60024'33" East along sad West line of
the East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of
the Southwesl 1/4 of Section 29, a
distance of 409 24 feet, to the POINT
OF BEGINNING
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 wih
Disabilties Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons, who because of their
disablities need special accommoda-
ions to participate n this proceeding
should contact Court Administratr no
later than seven days pror to the pro-
ceeding 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 THE CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By I/SSANDRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
306123 ON 1/14,21/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1 TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2008-CA-113
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
VS
PRISCILLA V FORD, STEVEN L FORD,
UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
RENOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduing Foreclosure Sale
ated january 5, 2009 and entered in
ase No 2008-CA-113, of the Circui
court of the 19th Judicial Circut in and
or OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION is Plain and PRIS
ILLAV FORD, STEVEN L FORD, UN-
NOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
IF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de
endants I wil sell to the highest and
est bidder for cash The Jury Assem-
ly Room, 2nd Floor Of The Okeecho
ee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
rd Seet, Okeechobee, Florida
4972, at 11 0 am, on this 4th day
of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said F-
nal Judgment, to wit
LOTS S AND 10, BLOCK 15, NORTH-
WEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREFO,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A person clamng an interest in te sur
plus from the sale, i any, Other than
the property owner as of the date of
the is pendens but file a clam within
60 days after the sale
Dated this 7t day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By Sandra L Creech
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
minisrative Order No 2 065
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities At, if you are a person
wih a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enbtled, at no
cost to you, to prOvisions of certain
assistance Please contact the Court
Administrator at 25 East Hickpochee,
LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone No
(941) 335 2299 within 2 working days
of your recept of this notice or plead-
ing, if you are heanng impaired call
1 800 995 8770(V)(Va Florida Relay
Services
306541 ON 1/14,21/09


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 MASTER ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES TRUST 2607 HE2 MORT
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2007-HE2,
Plantiff
vs
PETER BRADOLANO, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PETER BRAADLND, 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 Resetng Foreclo
sure Sale Date dated the 5h day of De-
cember 2008 and entered in Case No
2007 CA 423, of the Circud Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, 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 Plaintff and PETER
BRAADLAND, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PETER BRAADLAND JOHN DOE JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are deendants 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,
Flonda, 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 vnt
Lot 7 and the N 1/2 of Lot 8, Blck
242, First Addition Ihe CTy of
Okeechobee, according to lhe 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 Block
242, First Addition Io Okeechabee,
according to the map or plat thereof,
recorded in Plal Book 1, Pagels) 12,
and Firsl Addition Io Okeendhees,
according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plau BOOk 5, Page 6,
the Public Records of Okeechobse
County, Florida.
Parcel Idntification 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
PENENS MUST FILE A CLIAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabdles Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who because of their
dsabli ties need special accommda-
tin to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days paor to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1 o00 9558771 (heanng impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 voice impaired
Dated this th day o December 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office o Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49 th SkeetSuie 120
Fort Lauderdale Flnda 33309
Telephone (954)453 0365
Facsimile (954)771-6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2439
304681 ON 1/7,24/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2001-CA-000269
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plantiff
vs
EDIVAR F FILHO, CARLA D REIS AK/A
CARLA D FILHO, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Motion and Order Resteng Foreclo
sure Sale Date dated Me 6th day of Janu-
ary, 2009, and entered in Case No
472008 CA 000269, of the Circui Court
of the 19th Judicial Circd in and for
Okeecobee County, Florida, wherein
SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and EDI
VAR F FILHO, CARLA D REIS AK/A
CARLA D FILHO, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES
SON O THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants I will ell lto he highest and
best bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE FLORI
DA 34972 at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, in OKEECHOBEE, Foda, at
11 00 am on the 4h day of February
2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Fin Judgment, to
wit
PARCEL 32, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
34, INCLUSIVE, 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 CULIAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilddies 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 pnor to the proceeding Court Ad
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (heang impaired) or
1 000 955 8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this th day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /S/ SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Skeet, Suite 20
Fort Lauderdale, Flaonda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)7716052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
307383 ON 1/14,21/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2001-CA-497
BRENT BOWDEN,
Plantff
vs
DAVID P KASIK and
LAUREEN G. KASIK, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated November 12, 2008 and en
tered in Case N 2008-CA-497 of the
Circut Court of the Nneeenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Flonda wherein BRENT BOWDEN, is the
Plaintiff and DAVID P KASIK and LAU-
REEN G KASIK, his wife, are the Defen
dants, I will seto the highest and best
bidder for cash in Okeechobee County
Judicial Center 312 North West 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972 at
1100 o'clock AM on the 4th day of
February, 2009 the following described
property as set forth in sad Order or i-
nal Judgment, to-wit
Lot 70, BLUE HERON GOLF & COUN-
TRY CLUB, PHASE II, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
6, Pages 59 and 60, of the Public
Records of Okeechobee County Flori-
da
a 1040 SE 21st Street,
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
6O DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated at Okeechobee, Flonda this 25th
day of November, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /S/ SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Attorney For Plantiffs
DAVID R ROY, PA
David R Roy, Esq
4209 N Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
302520 ON 1/14,21/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUr, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000534
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP,
Plainiff
vs
JOHN HELWIG etal,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO JOHN HELWIG
Last Known Address
3238 SW21stStreet
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Also Attempted At 107 NE 11th St B,
Okeechobee, FL 34972,
(Current Residence Unknown)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN HELWIG
Last Known Address
3238 SW 21st Street,
Okeechabee, FL 34974
Also Attempted At 107 NE 1lt St B,
Okeechobee, FL34972
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an actin for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing descnbed property
LOT 10, BLOCK 12, OAKPARK SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, i any to it, on Marshall
C Watson, PA, Aorney for Plantiff,
whose address is 1600 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 whin thirty (30)
days after e first publicabon of this
Notice in the Okeechobee News and
ile the original withthe Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the reie demanded in
the complaint
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilies Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who because of their
dsabilibes need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later tan seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
minisraton at 772-807-4370,
1-00-955-8771 hearing impaired) or
-800-955-8770 (voice imponred)
WITNESS my hand and the seal ao this
Court this 7th day of January, 2009
Sharon Robertson
AsClek oftheCourt
By Is/Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
307689 ON 1/14,21/09

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 RUST
2006-4 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4
Plaintiff
vs
ZORAIDA ROSADO MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS IN
CORPORATE AS NOMINEE FOR ACT
LENDING CORPORATION D/B/A ACT
MORTGAGE CAPITAL, PRIME ACCEPT
TANCE CORP, ANTONIO ROSADO, JOHN
DOE JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS) 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 472008
CA-000433, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circue in and for Okee-
chobee Couty, Flonda, wherein U S
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLD-
ERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET
TRUST 2006-4 HOME EQUITY PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006 4 is the Plantiff and ZORAIDA
ROSADO, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPO-
RATED AS NOMINEE FOR AT LEND
ING CORPORATION DB/A ACT
MORTGAGE CAPITAL PRIME ACCEP-
TANCE CORP. 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 at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR OKEECHOBEE
FLORIDA 34972 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in Okeechobee,
Floada, at 11 00 am onthe 28h day
of January, 2009, the following de
scnbed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment to wi
LOT12, BLOCK 3B, KING'S BAY RE-
PLAT ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEROF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
5, PAGES 97 THROUGH 990, 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 Amencans with
Disabilities Act o1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of their
disabiliies need special accommoda
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact nolater than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad
minmstrabon at 250 NW Country Club
Dr, Port S Lucie, FL 34989 Phone
772 807 4370, 1800955 8771
eanng 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, Flonda 33309
1-860-441-2438
Faa 954 771 6052
305129 ON 1/7,14/2009





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 08-CA-85
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION,
Plainiff
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 TENANT 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 Count, Flonda
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 sill sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER
312 NW 3rd STREET JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in Okeechobee,
Flonda, at 1100 am 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 ACCOROANC WITH
AND SUBJECT TO THE COV NANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATION CON-
DITIONS AND USES, TERIft, AND
OTHER PROVISIONS OF TF DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIL FOR
COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A ONDO-
MINIUM, RECORDED IN 0 ICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 605, PAG 228,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, F ORIDA
PUBLIC RECORDS, TOGETE. WITH
ALL THE APPURTENANCES T THAT
UNI SUBJECT, HOWEVER T 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 Amencans wih
Disailties Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to partclipate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772 8074370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 15th day of December, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Cler ofThe Circuit Court
By/S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Sus 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771 6052
Tll Free 1-800-441-2438
304689 ON 1/7,14/09
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, NA, 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
AMO 2007-HE2
Plantif
vs
KARLA VELASQUEZ, ANSON STREET
LLG, 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
Circud in and for Okeechobee County
Flonda, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK
NA AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SE
CURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST, SERIES AMO 2007-HE2
ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER
TIFICATES, SERIES AMO 2007-HE2 is
the Plantff and KARLA VELASQUEZ, AN-
SON STREET, LLG, GIOVANNY A CON
TRERAS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GIOVANNY A CONTRERAS, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KARLA VELASOUEZ, JOHN
DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS) 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, Flonda at 1100 am on the
28th day of January 2009, the following
described property as se forth in sad F
nal Judgment, to wtd
LOT 11, LESS THE NORTH 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 O KEECHO-
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 Amencans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
hon to partcipate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clek
Administration whose Post Office is lo-
ated at the Lee County Jusce Cen
ter, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street,
Ft Myers, FL 33901, Telephone
239) 3352299 or 1 (800 955 8771
(TDD or 1 (800) 955-8770 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 The Cicut Court
By /S/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clekh
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Stree, Sute 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimie (954)771 6052
Tll Free 1-800-441-2438
305794 ON 1/7,14/2009
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parroit Ave
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 30th day of January 2009
Flonda statute 713 78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage Year, Make, Model &
Vin s as follows
2002 White Cheny TraiBlazer
1GND$135422355010
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
well be accepted The seller reserves
the rght of nal bid All sales are final
No refunds wll be made Said autmo-
bies vtll be sold in AS IS" wth no
guarantees
307696 ON 01/14/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 200S-CA-031975
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, a water management distinct
or anzeand existing under the laws of the Stae of Flonda,
laintiff,
v
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS,
PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING
PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY
RIGHTS, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN
DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY
Defendants


SECOND AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE UPON GRANTING OF
PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE OF BOND VALIDATION PROCEEDING
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY.
This Court having caused the heanng on December 12, 2008 at 1030 am to be
opened in open court hereby considers Plainff's, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT the District motion for Continuance of the Bond Validation
hearing on December 12,200 at 1030 am, and having considered same
HEREBY ORDERS AND ADJUDGES that the bond validahon heanng is hereby
continued tothe 6h day of February, 2009, at 1 30 p m (three hours reserved)
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the State o Florida and the several
property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm Beach County, Broward County,
Chadote Cou, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry Coun, Highlands County,
Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe CLunty, Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St Lucie County, includ-
ing non residents owning property or subject to taxation therein and all others hav
Ing or claiming any night, tile or interest in property to be affected in any way by the
issuance of the COPs herein described, or to be affected thereby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W Hafele on the 6th day of February, 2009, at 1 30 m,
in the Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, Room 11-B, est
Palm Beach, Florida 33401, and show cause why the prayers of the Complant for
Vaidation and Supplement to Complaint should not be granted and the legality of all
proceedings in connecton therewih and other matters set forth in said Complaint
and Supplement to Complaint should not be validated and confirmed as there
prayed
Taye IS FURTHERED HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that by virtue of the
opening of this proceeding that all persons who wish to be heard hereby have notce
of the conbnuance of the hearing to the 6th day of February, 2009, and that public
tion of this Nonce and Order is necessary as required by Chapter 75, Florida Stat-
utes
DONE AND ORDERED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Flonda, this 12th
day of December 2008
/s/
Uonald W Hafele
Circuit Court Judge
305298 ON 01/14,21/09 & ON 01/15,22/09

Okeechoee Count Parks & Recrealion
Notice of Public Workshop
for the Parks & Recrealion Master Plan
Notice is hereby given that a public workshop to provide input regarding the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recreation Master Plan will be held on Tuesday January
20th, 2009 from 7 00 830 pm at the Okeechobee County Civic Center located
at 1750 Highway 98N in Okeechobee, FL
Te Parks & Recreation Master Plan process is intended to
1) Identify the needs and desires of County residents,
2) Create a ong term vision for the County that includes parks, civic centers, cul-
tural and histoncal areas, conservation areas, sheets and boulevards, and Rails
and greenways, and
3) Develop a funding strategy to implement the vision
All interested parties are encouraged to attend
307697 ON 1/14,18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2005-CA-000160
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff
vs
JERRYCONKIN, eal,
Defendants)
NOTICEOF ACTION
TO RICHARD A CHOQUETTE, AS AN
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA CO-
BERLY A/K/A SYLVIA LAREE COBERLY
F/K/A SYLVIA L CONKIN, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
/o Jerad D Bryant, Esq
310 NW 5th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
JOSEPH P MOORE, AS AN HEIR OF
THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA COBERBLY
A/K/A SYLVIA LAEE COBERLY F/K/A
SYLVIA L. CONKIN, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
41 Lake Dnrive West
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH.
ER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in OKEECHOBEE County, Fori-
da
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SEC.
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST. OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH ONE-
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT OF TOWN
SITE OF FORT DRUM, AS REC RDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 43 PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE UNT,
FLORIDA, MARKED BY A Oh INCH
IRON PIPE BEAR SOUTH I DE-
GREES 42 MINUTES 55 S. ONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 162 FEET
TO INTERSECT A CURVE THE
LEFT, ON THE NORTH RIGHT WAY
OF STATE ROAD 15-C, HAVING A RA-
DIUS OF 1943.00 FEET HENCE
WESTERLY ALONG THE ARC F SAID
CURVE A DISTANCE OF 315 .3 FEET
TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF
SAID CURVE, THENCE BEAR NORTH
B9 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 46 SEC-
ONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 161.80
FEET, THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEO
AGREES 54 MINUTES 46 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1303.54 FEET
FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFOR
DESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE
15200 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOU
89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 19 E -
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 268
FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 D
AGREES 54 MINUTES 46 SECOND
WEST, A DISTANCE OF LOT 268
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE NOR
ONE-HALF OF LOT 23 OR LOT 23A,
UNRECORDED PLAT OF FORT DRU
GORVETTES, SUBJECT TO EAS
MENT
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND APPURTNE-
NANCE THERETO 23650119EA AND
23650119EB
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a coy of your wrten
defenses within 30 days after the first
pubicaton, n any, on Fonda Deault Law
Group, PL, Plainff's aorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Dnve,
Suite 300, Tampa, Floda 33634, and file
the ongial with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a defaut will
be entered against you for the relief de
handed in the Complaint or petion
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks in
the Okeechobee News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 8th day of January, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By /S/Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
307407 ON 1/14,21/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDIL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-121
INDYMAC BANK, FS B,
Plaintiff
CARMEN SIMONETTY, 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 472008 CA 121 of
te Circut Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County Flonda wherein INDYMAC BANK
FSB, s the Plalntff and CARMEN
SIMONETTY TENANT #1 N//A YSA-
MAR SANCHEZ, TENANT #2 N/IKA FER
NANDO OSORIO, TENTANT #1 N/K/A
YSAMAR SANCHEZ, and TENANT #2
N/K/A FERNANDO OSORIO are the De
pendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder r cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00AM, ON THE 28th DAY
OF January, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in sad 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
te property owner as of the date of te
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) da after the sale
WIT ESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of he Circul Court
By /S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
303952 ON 1/7,14/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-200B-CA-000394
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plainff
vs
SEAN PATRICK JOY
A/KA SEAN P JOY e al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortage Foreclo
sure dated December 02, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No 47-2008-CA-000394
of the Circud Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circu in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaitiff and SEAN
PATRICK JOY /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 NW 3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 OOAM, ON THE
28th DAY OF January, 2009, the follow-
Ing descnbed 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//A 518 E 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 fie a claim within sixty
(60 days after thesale
WITESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 4,2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuf Court


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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 Oeechobee County, Fonda, will on the 21st day of January, 2009,
at 1100 AM, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Jury Assemby 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 descnbed property situated in Okeechobee County
Florida, towit
PARCEL I:
THE SOUTH OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND
COM ENC AT THE SW CORNER OF SS ACTION TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RA GE 5 EAST, AND RUN N 8 DEGREE S 40' 0 E ALONG THE SECTION
L' FO A DISTANCE OF 1256. FEE THENCE F JN N DEGREE 19 54" W
FO A C:3TANCE OF 46264 FEE THEN RUN N 4 DEGREES 52' 09" E FOR
A -ISTA CE OF 76 93 FEET, TF ;NCE RL S 83 DEGREES 54' 15" E FOR A
DI AN OF 55.18 FEET; THEN E RUN h OS DEG EES 02' 00" E FOR A DIS-
TA E 21739 FEET, THEN RUN S 3 DEGR ES 54' 18" E FOR A DIS-
TA E 200 04 FEET, THEN E RUN 06 D REES 07' 45" E FOR A
DI 'AN OF 428.77 FEET; THE CE RUN 83 DEG EES 57' 53" E FOR A DIS-
TA E 20472 FEET, THEN RUN N 6 DEGR ES O0' 34" E FOR A DIS.
TA E 450 44 FEET TO T' SOUT BOUND RY OF A COUNTY ROAD
(S ':Y LAND ROAD); THENC RUN S 3DEGR S 53' 44" E FOR A DIST-
N 0 1226 FEET FOR A PO B FROM SAID PO RUN SO DEGREES 05'
16 W FOR A DISTNACE OF 75 03 FEET TO A P T ON THE NORTH BOUN-
DARY OF HUFFMAN ROAD, THE S 83 DEGREES 44" E FOR A DISTANCE
OF 20 FEET, THEN RUN N 05 DEGREES 06' 16" E A DISTANCE OF 75103
FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUT BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD (SPICY IS-
LAND ROAD) THEN RUN N 83 D AGREES 53' 44" W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUN-
DARYOF SAIDCOUNTYROAD A INSTANCE OF 20FEETTO THE PB
ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE S '/ OF TRACT 119, OF QUAIL ACRES, AN UNRE
CORDED SURVEY DATED MARCH 12, 1973 PREPARED BY LELAND DYALS,
LAND SURVEYOR
PARCEL II
CO' M "CE AT THE SW CORNER F SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH RANGE
3 E IT, AND RUN N 89 DEGREE S 4 07" E ALONG THE SECTION LINE FOR A
D ST'4CE OF 1256 02 FEET, TH NCI UN N 0 DEGREE 19' 54" W FrR A DIS-
T..NC OF 42.64 FEET; THEN RI N 34 DEGREES 52' 09" E F( I A DIS-
T.NC OF 7693 FEET, THEN F N S 83 DEGREES 54' 15" FOR A
D ST 'CE OF 5518 FEET, THE" E N N 0 DEGREES 02' 00" E FI A DIS-
T..N OF 217.39 FEET; THEN R S 3 DEGREES 54' 18" E F A D01S-
T. N OF200 04 FEET, THEN N DE TREES '45" E FOR A STANCE
014 7 FEET, THENCE RUN 3 GR ES ST 53" E FOR A DIS NCE OF
2 4. F T; THENCE RUNN DRE S '34" EFORADIS NCEOF
4 0 F ET, TO THE SOUTH B DA I F A COUNTY ROAD (SPIC ISLAND
R Au,T ENCERUN S83 DEG S 4 E FORADISTANC OF 1 16FEET
F R P B. FROM SAID PO.B. U 0 DEGREES 06' 16" W FO A DIS-
T.NC 0 751 03FEET TO A PO T .T' NORTH BOUNDARY OF hUFFMAN
ROAD, T ENCE RUN S 83 DEGR ES E FOR A DISTANCE 0 292 44
FEET TH N RUN N 06 DEGREES 6' 1 FOR A DISTANCE OF 450.61 FEET
TO A PO 'T THEN N 3 DE RE 5 44" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 145
FEET, TH N RUN N 06 DEGREES 6' 1 A DISTANCE OF 30042 FEET TO A
POINT 0. THE SOrUT BOUND RY F A COUNTY ROAD (SPICY ISLAND
ROAD) T EN RUN N 83 DEGREE 53' 4" W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
OFSAID OUNTYROAD DISTANCE OF 14744 FEET TO THE POB
ALSO 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,
Plainff,
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,
Clerkof the Circud Court of
Okeechobee County, Flonda
BY Sandra L Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
305293 DSN 01/07,14/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-200-CA-000411
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plainff
vs
MICHAEL K BRAMAN, et al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreco-
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, Flonda wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and MI-
CHAEL K BRAMAN, MICHELE C BRA-
MAN, are the Defendants, I wil sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 0AM ON THE
28th DAY OF January 2009 the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Fial Judgment
C 'MENCING T THE 1/4 SECTION
NER OF T E WEST B UNDARD
OF SECTI N 17, TOW SHIP 37
TH, RANGE 36 EAsT RUN
CE SOOUT' 9 DECREES 24
A UTES 08 S CONDS EA T ALONG
1/4 SECTI IN LINE FO A DIST-
OF 180. FEET, TH .CE RUN
TH 00 DEG EES 05 M UTES 07
ONDS WE T PARALL L WIT
WEST BO NOARY LIN OF HE
TH 1/2 OF HEAFORE 0 S C-
17, FOR DISTANCE F 7 .00
ET FOR POINT OF BE INN G;
SNCE CONTI 'UE SOUTH 00 )E-
G. EES 05 MI UTES 07 SECONDS
W ST FOR A STANCE 0F 10 .00
EET, THENCE UN SOUTH 89 "E-
R ES 24 MI UTES 08 SECONDS
A T PARALLEL WITH THE NOPTH
0 NODAY LINE OF THE S '
0 TH 1/2 SECTION 17, FOR A S-
A E OF 100.00 FEET THEN E
NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 M N-
07 SECONDS EAST FOR A D S-
E OF 100.00 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 24 M N-
B SECONDS WEST FOR A D S-
SEOF 100.00 FEET TO POINT 3F
NNING, LYING IN AND COD-
I NG A PART OF THE SOUOT 2
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 7
UTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEEChI-
E COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A' 0
SCRIBED AS LOT 1500 OF AN -
CORDED PLAT OF A PART OF S -
SN 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOU H,
RANGE 36 EAST, TOGETHER WITH


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ment on the specifics of the
case," he said.
Davis, 57, filed the case
in 2007 and made claims of
false arrest against Deputy
Jack Nash and Deputy Robert
Coleman. The litigation also
claimed an excessive use of
force, and malicious prosecu
tion. 12 claims were made in
the case including violation of
her Fourth and 14th Amend-
ment rights.
The case was referred to a
mediator and each party was
required to bear their own at-
torney fees and costs, records
show.
Davis, a retiree from the
United States Air Force, is
disabled from an automobile
accident in 1975. She had her
right leg amputated below the
knee.
The litigation was filed af-
ter her arrest on Aug. 21, 2003.
Her litigation claimed that
deputies arrived on her prop-
erty, kicked her dogs, doused
them with pepper spray and
wrestled her to the ground.
She claimed she struck her
head on the concrete steps of
her home and suffered other
injuries. The litigation claimed
deputies laughed at her and
ridiculed her. She also claimed
she was never decontaminat-
ed from the pepper spray and
that she suffered severe skin
irritation.
The arrest report in the
case reported Davis was
charged with aggravated bat
tery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting arrest
without violence. Okeecho-
bee court records show that
the charge of battery upon a
law enforcement officer was
nolle prosqued, or dropped,
in March, 2004. The resisting
arrest charge was transferred
to county court. That charge
was dropped in August 2004.
Davis did plead no contest to
a charge of failure to obey a


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Continued From Page 1

there are listings of the classes they
offer each month and the events that
are going on locally. Through the site
you can also learn a brief history of
the Okeechobee Service Center and
email contact Mrs. Riddle or the
branch specialist Julie Shook.
The Red Cross Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center began as an all volunteer
chapter in 1918 when they were pro-
vided office space in the Okeecho-
bee County's Division of Emergency
Management Office. The Okeecho-
bee Service Center was added to the
Greater Palm Beach area chapter in
2002.
The American Red Cross is a non-
profit organization that is not gov-
ernment funded yet is mandated by
a Congressional Charter to provide
disaster relief.
This will be a great addition to the
American Red Cross repertoire. The
Red Cross Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter offers many services to Okeecho-
bee County on a daily basis. While
one task of the Red Cross is to assist
citizens during natural disasters, they
do much more for the community
than some realize.


law enforcement officer. She
paid $240 in court costs and
had adjudication withheld for
that case.
Deputy Nash wrote that
Davis was upset that traffic
control devices, or cones had
been placed near her proper
ty. They claim she had thrown
some of the cones into a ditch
filled with water.
Nash wrote in his report
that her claim that the cones
blocked the entrance to her
property was a farce.
"It should be noted that
Ms. Davis has filed several
false complaints at the sher
iff's office, and is constantly
calling in complaining to the
dispatchers about everyone's
attitude as she suffers from
a disability. Ms. Davis seems
to be the type of person that
finds reasons to complain, in-
stead of telling the truth. Re-
gardless, it was very clear that
she could have entered her
property with no problem,
through either gate."
Nash said he and Deputy
Coleman entered the property
and had to pepper spray a dog
that attempted to bite them.
Nash said he was bitten four
times in the leg and ankle by
a small dog. He pulled his ser-
vice revolver and threatened
to shoot the dog unless the
homeowner called the dog
off.
Nash said he tried to hand-
cuff the woman because she
made several threats to injure
him, but that she resisted.
"Davis had more than
ample opportunity to stop the
dog from attacking me, even
after the fact that she knew I
had already been bit. In fact,
she encouraged the dog to at-
tack me again, thus using the
dog as a weapon," he wrote.
The arrest report said Davis
was properly decontaminated
with water shortly after the
incident.
The Tijerina case involved
claims of false arrest and
imprisonment for a Jan. 17,
2004 incident at the Black An-
gus night club. The litigation,


The Red Cross Okeechobee Ser
vice Center coordinates with the local
law enforcement and fire protection
services to respond to every fire in the
entire county. The primary goal of the
Red Cross during a fire is to provide
food, shelter and clothing. They also
provide replacement glasses, medica-
tions and many more services.
Shelter is another form of assis
tance where the Red Cross helps the
family find a rental apartment and
helps them with the first month's
rent and security. They provide things
such as linens, utensils, dinette sets,
supplies for infants including formula
and cribs, and there have even been
occasions where they have replaced
people's tools when they were neces
sary for the individual to work.
The Red Cross also offers health
and safety classes including first aid
classes and CPR for adults, children
and infants every month.
They also provide self study pro-
grams concerning HIV/AIDS and
Blood Bourne Pathogens.
The cost of the health and safety
classes is the only form of income
that the Red Cross receives outside
of donations. They are not funded by
the state or government funds.
Disaster preparedness classes are
offered at no charge.


filed by attorney Gary Isaacs,
claimed deputies battered
his client and used excessive
force. He also claimed his cli
ents Fourth Amendment right
against illegal search and sei-
zure was violated.
The case was referred to
mediation and was dismissed
after a settlement was reached
on Dec. 24, 2008. Each party
was ordered to pay their own
court costs and attorney fees.
Mediator Edwin Mortell
heard testimony from both
sides of the case on Dec. 10
and said an impasse had oc
curred at that time.
Tijerina, 45, was arrested
for obstruction of justice after
a confrontation with depu-
ties.
The arrest report from
Deputy Rusty Hartsfield stated
he had responded to the night
club to investigate the theft
of a wallet. A man waiting in
line to enter the club claimed
someone had bumped into
him from behind and a few
minutes later he realized his
wallet was gone.
A man who matched the
description of the person who
bumped into the victim, Tijeri-
na, was questioned by depu-
ties but refused to cooperate.
Deputy Hartsfield said Tijerina
was talking on a cell phone
while they tried to interview
him about the incident. After
he hung up the telephone, he
refused to pull out his identifi-
cation from his wallet.
Tijerina eventually com-
plied and was asked to wait
outside the patrol vehicle
while deputies made a com-
puter check on him. Deputy
Hartsfield said Tijerina then
walked away toward the
club and refused to comply
with verbal demands. He was
placed under arrest and was
held in jail on $500 bond.
The case was nolle
prosqued by the state attor-
ney on May 14, 2004.


More than one million Americans
volunteer with the American Red
Cross to serve their communities ev-
ery year. Through the Red Cross they
help people in emergencies; teach
first aid classes; train lifeguards and
water safety instructors; and perform
many other functions that help en-
sure communities are a safe place for
everyone.
The Red Cross is also a source of
communication with service men or
women in the U.S. Armed forces. If
there is a birth, death or even a seri-
ous illness in the family of a service
man or woman, the Red Cross will
verify the message with the appro-
priate authority and then make sure
the message is relayed to the proper
service personnel. This service is per-
formed 365 days a year, 24 hours a
day.
They are also available to provide
assistance for travel expenses for ser
vice personnel to be able to return
home in the event of such an emer-
gency situation.
For more information about the
American Red Cross Okeechobee
Service Center, call 863-763-2488.
Post your opinions in thePublic Issues
Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter
Chauna Aguilar can be reached at cagui-
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IN MOBILE HOME EO- in the Okeechobee News on Jan. 11, 2009,
EON, WITH THAT CER-
LE HOME LOCATED stating that Mr. Porter, 68, and four others
SERIAL NUMBER had submitted their applications to Governor
TW21F & Charlie Crist's office. But, in a letter dated Jan.
10, Mr. Porter asked Gov. Crist to withdraw his
E7TH LANE. 8pqiCO
:E T7H LANE, application.
, FL349720000 "I have had the pleasure of serving once
ming an interest in the and it was rewarding then, as I am sure it
neas of ne datof the would be this time also, so it is with deep re-
st file a claim within sixty ret that I write this letter today," stated Mr.
D and the seal orter's letter. Mr. Porter had served on the
cember4, 2008 county board from 1990 through 1994.
Sha The governor's office verified late last
Cleb 0ofheircui Curt week that Andrew McKillop, Joseph Hoover,
Melissa Lee Arnold and Theodore Kelchner
1S/SANDRAL CREECH had also submitted applications to the gover-
14/09 Clerk nor's office.
Records at the Okeechobee County Super-
visor of Elections Office indicate that all who
you find a jo have submitted applications are Republicans.
"s competitive Mr. Porter also pointed out that he has
meIn the sold his local flea market and is no longer the
ment section owner.
assifieds owner.
asifieds Applications for the District 4 seat can
be found on the county's web site at www.
co.okeechobee.fl.us.


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Boys' soccer team faces hard times


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Ivan Torres maneuvers near
the Titans net during the first
half of Friday's match.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two evenly matched teams
took the field Friday night at Brah-
man stadium. One coach would
say afterward that his team played
to its potential. The losing coach
would say, "my guys aren't giving


me top effort."
Treasure Coast (7-4-3) got their
seventh shutout of the year as they
defeated Okeechobee 2-0.
Michael Alexis and Johnathan
Quintero scored goals for Trea-
sure Coast. Both came in the sec-
ond half.
Treasure Coast Coach Matt
Walby said his boys gave a strong
performance as they came off a
loss on Wednesday, "I'm happy
that this is our seventh shutout in
14 games. Our goalie works hard.
I'm pleased with him."
Louis Judson came to the Unit-
ed States from Haiti and has made
an impression during his first year.
He is a junior and has one more
year of eligibility.
Brahmans Coach Lonnie Sears,
who sat out the game due to a one
game suspension, was not happy
with the play of his team. He said
the Brahmans aren't aggressive
enough on offense and defense
and aren't finishing their scoring
opportunities.
Neither team could score in the
first half. Both had their chances.
Okeechobee's chances were wide
or above the net. Ivan Torres had
an open net late in the first half
but his shot went clear over the
net from about 20 yards away.


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Reynel Denova (left) is de-
fended by Michael Alexis
during Friday's match.
Treasure Coast came out
strong in the second half and after
missing an early opportunity, took
advantage of their next scoring
opportunities to win.
Alexis scored 13 minutes into
the second half and Quintero
scored at the 25 minute mark. The
second goal came on a free kick
from 25 yards away.
Coach Walby said he expected
a tight defensive game and that is
what he got. "You always know
what you get when you play
Okeechobee," he said. "They al-
ways bring intensity to the field.
They kept it close for 75 minutes
so they gave a good effort."
Coach Sears said only a few
players gave top effort. He men-
tioned sweeper Javier Garcia and
mid fielder Eddie Guerrero.


Boy's hoops drop pair to Ft. Pierce teams


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
This past weekend was a dis
appointment for Okeechobee
High School boy's basketball
as they lost to a team that has
struggled John Carroll and
a team that hasn't, Fort Pierce
Central.
Luke Walters poured in 37
points as the Rams defeated
Okeechobee, 65-51 on Friday.
Walters had 20 points in the sec-
ond quarter alone as the Rams
(3-8) took control.
David Jeune had 21 points and
15 rebounds for Okeechobee.
"Walters is a real good player.
He shoots the ball well but no-
body on our team wanted to de
fend him. He gets off his shot very
quickly and he's an athletic kid,"
Brahmans Coach Jon Enrico said.
Okeechobee struggled on the
offensive end as they committed
turnover after turnover due to slop-
py ball handling and lazy passes.
Joey Voss, Duelle Gore, Terrance
Alien, Matt Skipper, Corey White
and Austin Willard all have five
points for Okeechobee.
Okeechobee led 14-11 after
the first quarter but were out-
scored 20-9 in the second quarter.
The Brahmans never led in the
second half.


Saturday night at home
Okeechobee fell 65-50 to Fort
Pierce. David Jeune had another
big game with 29 points and 14
rebounds but it wasn't enough to
beat the talented Cobras.
Allen had nine points, Ricky
Nieto four points, and Skipper
and White each had three points
for Okeechobee, (8-8).
Fort Pierce shot extremely well
from the floor, 60 percent, and
outscored Okeechobee 169 to
take a 33-23 lead into the locker
room. Okeechobee could get no


closer than 10 points in the sec-
ond half.
Enrico said this will be a key
week for his team as they play
three home games against Dis-
trict opponents. Jensen Beach vis-
ited last night. Glades Central will
visit on Thursday and Fort Pierce
Westwood will come to town on
Friday. Enrico said he will know a
lot more about his team after this
week is through.
"We've had great crowds and
great support from our fans this
year," he added.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results


PI.G.S. League
Gold Tee -Jan. 2: First place
- C. Ferguson. Second place (tie)
- B. Meyer and V Johnson. Third
place D. Bockoras.
P.I.G.S. League Jan. 5: First
place George Earl Goudy. Sec-
ond place -Geno Decerio. Last
place Russ Papy.
Closest to the pin: Geno De-
cerio, Bill Kinney, George Earl
Goudy, Billy Crum.
P.I.G.S. League Jan. 7: First
place -Max Sherry. Second place
- Rod Bently. Last place Bob
Brandstetter.
Closest to the pin: Russ Papy


(2), Rod Bently, George Earl
Goudy.
O.L.G.A. Low Net Twosome
- Jan. 8: First place Nancy Hal-
deman and Shirley Esterline. Sec-
ond place Nancy McAlinden and
Paula Fisher. Third place Kay
Duball and Fran Dierig.
Gold Tee League Jan. 9: First
place C. Ferguson. Second place
(tie) D. Bockoras and V Johnson.
Third place George Guydosh.
P.I.G.S. Jan. 9: First place Russ
Papy. Second place Jim Benoit.
Last place Max Sherry.
Closest to the pin: Billy Crum,
Bill Kinney, Russ Papy, Terry Mas-
talar.


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