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KEECHOBEE


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Vol. 100 No. 7 Friday, January 16, 2009 504 Plus tax


Briefs


Trees to be planted
in Flagler Park
Friday, Jan. 16, is Arbor
Day. Everyone are invited to
join the University of Florida
Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office and Okeechobee
Main Street for a public tree
planting ceremony at 4 p.m.
in Park 6 downtown. The plant-
ing of these oak trees donated
by Tree Locators Garden Cen-
ter and Landscape Nursery will
be followed by the unveiling
of plans for a Florida Friendly
Butterfly Garden. The Florida
Friendly Butterfly Garden is
being made possible through
a grant from Waste Manage-
ment to Okeechobee Main
Street who have partnered
with the Extension Office and
Okeechobee Master Gardeners
to produce a low maintenance,
Florida Friendly Landscaped
Butterfly Garden. Help us Make
American Beautiful!

Martin Luther King
Banquet set
The Okeechobee County
Improvement Association will
host a Martin Luther King Day
Banquet, on Saturday, Jan. 17
at 7 p.m. in the Douglas Brown
Center, 726 N.E. 16th Avenue.
Willie Welch Junior will be the
guest speaker. The public is in-
vited.

Raulerson Hospital
presents "Ladies
Health Day"
On Jan. 20, from noon
until 1 p.m., a "Ladies Health
Day" luncheon will take place
at Indian River State College in
the Raulerson Hospital Audito-
rium, in the new Williamson
Conference and Education
Center at 2229 N.W Ninth Av-
enue at IRSC. Reservations are
required. Please R.S.VP. to Bill
Casian at 863-824-2702. Only
100 seats are available for this
event.

Drought Index

Current: 651
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.75 feet
Last Year: 10.13 feet

A S honored By: _

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


Index


New owner promises
to clean property
and meet all city codes

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A highly visible property on S.
Parrott Avenue that many have
been considered an eyesore
for some time could soon be
cleaned up and converted into
a shopping center.
The S. Parrott Avenue
property belonging to Marvin
Brantley was once again cited
because of junk and public nui-
sances.
Mr. Brantley did not appear
before the Tuesday, Jan. 13
meeting of the City of Okeecho-
bee Code Enforcement Board
to answer those charges. Code
enforcement officer Fred Ster-
ling said he had spoken to Mr.


meets tax goals set by state


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee com-
pares well with other cities in
the state as far as required tax
rollbacks. The Florida legisla-
ture in 2007 enacted laws to cap
and roll back property tax rates.
Property taxes are based on the
millage rate approved by city of-
ficials. One mil equals one dollar
in taxes for every $1,000 of as-
sessed value.
The 2007 legislature estab-
lished a three tier tax system. The
goal was to encourage tax rates


at or below rollback. Rollback is
the tax rate that would bring in
the same amount of taxes as the
previous year (but based on the
current year's property assess-
ments). To set a millage rate at or
below rollback required a sim-
ple majority. A 2/3 majority was
required to go 10 percent above
rollback. A unanimous vote was
required to exceed 10 percent. In
past years the city's rollback rate
has been lower than the previ-
ous year's millage rate because
of rising property values. How-
ever, for the 2008/09 budget, for
the first time in many years, the


rollback rate was higher than the
previous year's millage because
of declining property values.
Last year's millage rate was
6.5010. The millage rate ap-
proved by the city council for
fiscal year 2008/09 was 6.7432.
However, this higher millage rate
was expected to bring in less tax
money because of the decrease
in property values. Over the past
year property values in the city
decreased from $349,913,220 to
$329,970,000.
According to city accounts
supervisor India Riedel in recent
years the City of Okeechobee has


been conservative in raising the
village rate, so the recent leg-
islation did not affect the city as
much as some other cites who
have had larger increases in mill-
age rates in recent years.
Out of 397 cities, 201 cities,
including Okeechobee, levied
a property tax at or lower than
the rollback rate. Another 153
exceeded the rollback by 10 per-
cent. Only 43 cities exceeded the
target amount by greater than 10
percent.
The total tax dollars collected
by all cities for fiscal year 2008/09
show that Florida's cities collec


tively met the tax reduction goals
mandated by the legislature.
Florida League of Cities
President Carmine Priore, Vice
Mayor of Wellington, said he
was pleased that the cities met
the high bar established by the
Florida Legislature.
"This shows that Florida's
elected municipal officials are
responding to the unique con-
ditions faced by each individual
city and its residents," he said.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
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reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Brantley the day before and
it looked like the sale of Mr.
Brantley's property was a done
deal with closing in a few days.
Keith Duffy of Parrott Avenue
Partners did address the board.
He said he has been working for
one and a half years to buy Mr.
Brantley's property. He stated
that he had already bought the
northern section of the property
and was about to close on the
rest of the property. He said the
sale had been held up pend-
ing the sale of another prop
erty that he owned. Complica-
tions with that sale were finally
settled and Mr. Duffy stated he
now had financing in place to
buy the remainder of Mr. Brant-
ley's property. "Once we close,
we are committed to cleaning
it up completely," he promised.
Mr. Duffy said he would hire a
company to clean up the prop-
erty as soon as possible.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The northern portion of
Marvin Brantley's property
on S. Parrott Avenue has
already been sold and it is
expected that the sale of
the remainder of the prop-
erty will close soon.

See Junkyard Page 9


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Health Department, Shared
Services Network of Okeecho-
bee, Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue and the Children's
Services Council have come
together once again with all
the local agencies and vendors
to put on the second annual
Okeechobee Family Health and
Safety Expo, this weekend on
Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center.
This year's event will show-
case almost 110 organize
tions and vendors who will be
contributing with free health
screenings, demonstrations,
drawings and free food.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Jan. 13 Okeechobee lost
a pioneer and trailblazer in local
politics with the death of Sarah
Price, 80, the county's first fe-
male commissioner. When
longtime District 3 Okeechobee
County Commissioner Hiram
Raulerson died in office in April
of 1980 Governor Bob Gra-
ham appointed Mrs. Price to
complete Mr. Raulerson's term
which expired in November of
that year.
Mrs. Price was no stranger to
local government and elected


The expo is organized to be
a fun, educational day for those
who attend, young and old. The
event will have booths aimed at
many different age groups from
the children to senior citizens.
During the event, each par-
ticipant will also get a ticket
for a free hot dog, chips and a
drink.
There are many different
booths such as police and sher-
iff's office vehicles, fire trucks,
ambulances, a helicopter, and
brush trucks. McGruff. Smokey
the Bear and the Crash Test
Dummies will all be at the Expo
this year.
If you would like to give
blood, the Blood Bank will also
be at the Expo as well.
See Health Page 9


positions. For
the previous
nine years she
had served as
deputy clerk
of the court
and secretary
to the county
commission- Sarah
ers. She was Price
the first full
time employee of the clerk's
office assigned to the county
commission. Mrs. Price con-
sidered that position "a most
rewarding and interesting job."

See Female- Page 9


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Opinion 4
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Teachers nominated for award


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Teacher of the Year selection
process has begun and the fol-
lowing is the first of four articles
with additional details of a cou-
ple of the Teachers of the Year
from each school in the district.
Each issue will showcase addi-
tional candidates for the District
Teacher of the Year honor.
For the Exceptional Student
Education department, Sherry
Conrad was awarded as their
Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Con
rad graduated from Indian


River Community College and
Florida Atlantic University with
her bachelors degree in El
ementary Education. She cur
rently strives to encourage stu-
dents who are deaf or hard of
hearing from pre-kindergarten
to twelfth grade to become
independent lifelong learners
while assisting them to partici-
pate in extracurricular activities
at all levels.
She is fluent in American
Sign Language and works as
the hearing impaired teacher
for all hearing impaired stu-
dents in the county. Mrs. Con-
rad has been in her current


position for six years and has
been teaching in Okeechobee
County for eight years.
Mrs. Conrad also possesses
basic conversational abilities in
Spanish and is experienced in
the use of assistive technology
and amplification systems used
with students who have hear-
ing loss.
She is a member of the Flor-
ida Educators of the Deaf or
Hard of Hearing (FEHI) and a
test writer for the Florida Teach-
er Certification Exam (FTCE)
for the subject area of the Hear-
See Teacher Page 2


Sherry Conrad


Amelia Luzano


Health expo



this weekend


Coming soon: Okeechobee Town Centre


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Piles of junk such as this, old vehicles, boats and tractors and stacks of old tires will
have to be removed from this property on S. Parrott Avenue before developer Keith
Duffy can put in his proposed shopping center.



Junkyard to be site of


new shopping center


Okeechobee loses


its first female


commissioner


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2 Okeechobee News, Friday, January 16, 2009


Teacher
Continued From Page 1
ing Impaired.
Through her position in which
she works with children in many
teacher's classrooms, she is given
the opportunity to peer mentor
many teachers on a daily basis
in the areas of accommodations
and modifications as well as the
deaf culture in general and com-
munication. In addition to her
classroom responsibilities, Mrs.
Conrad volunteers her time to
teach conversational sign lan
guage to interested parties in the
evenings at North Elementary
School, where the majority of her
students are located. This allows
parents to be more able to com-
municate with their children, and
teachers are better able to under-
stand and communicate with
their students.
"Students who are deaf (and
some who are severely hard of
hearing) do not learn vicariously,
as their peers do. Instead, every-
thing they learn must be directly
taught to them," explains Mrs.
Conrad. "Success for these stu-
dents is not only about making
learning gains, but about making
social and independent gains as
well."
In addition to all of these pro-
fessional development activities
and volunteer activities she is
also the Assistant Director/Guard
Instructor of the Blazing Brah-
man Band where her groups
have received superior ratings for
a number of years.
The Teacher of the Year candi-
date for South Elementary School
is Amelia Lozano. Mrs. Lozano
graduated from Indiana State
University where she earned her
bachelors degree in Early Child-
hood Education with a minor
in Mildly Mentally Handicapped.
Her philosophy of teaching is her
"belief that no matter how severe


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the disability, students can learn
how to read, write, and how to
add and subtract and communi
cate effectively and obtain em-
ployment after graduation."
Mrs. Lozano also teaches in
a unique classroom at SES. She
has been with the Okeechobee
County School system for 18 1/2
years and has been an ESE teach-
er at SES for 16 1/2 years. She is
currently the Trainable Mentally
Disabled teacher for Kindergar-
ten through fifth grade at SES.
She has also worked in the Au-
tism program, profoundly men
tally disabled classrooms and
the educable mentally disabled
classroom.
Before teaching the academ-
ics, she must first teach behavior
skills so that the children are able
to have a good learning environ
ment. Mrs. Lozano uses several
programs such as the Discrete
Trial Training, Edmark Read-
ing Program and the Meville to
Weville Early Communication
Program to teach literacy to her
students who have increased
their literacy skills from being un-
able to match colors to pointing
to first grade sight words.
Due to the many levels within
her classroom, she has to con-
duct small group instruction for
most of her students based on


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their Individual Eduction Plan
(IEP). The student's achieve-
ments are monitored daily by
a checklist that covers each of
their IEP objectives, which vary
for each student. These goals are
set yearly by the parents, teach-
ers and ESE staff to ensure the
growth of the students. They typ
ically exceed these goals, such
as one student's IEP goal was to
read 20 kindergarten sight words
and they are currently reading
those words, plus 15 first grade
sight words.
Mrs. Lozano has truly made
the lives of many children over
the years different by teaching
them to read, write, complete
mathematical computations and
even attend other ESE classes that
offer instruction at a more ad
vanced level. Some of these stu-
dents come into her classroom
with very low expectations from
their families or other profession-
als, but Mrs. Lozano strives to
"work miracles" for some of the
most severely disabled children
in the school system.
The Okeechobee County
Teacher of the Year will be an
nounced at the Tuesday, Feb. 10,
board meeting at the Okeecho-
bee School Board room at 6
p.m.


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In the coming issues the District Teacher of the Year prior to
Okeechobee News will showcase the announcement of the District


each candidate for the Okeechobee


winner on Tuesday, Feb. 10.


Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
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Suspect in car burglaries nabbed


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man was taken into cus-
tody Thursday afternoon for his
alleged connection with a series
of car burglaries in the city and
county.
The man's name was not re-
leased as of newspaper deadline
because he was still being in-
terviewed and had not been of-
ficially charged. Detective Bryan
Lowe of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is in
charge of the investigation in


No turn

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After being stopped for not us-
ing his turn signal to indicate he
was changing lanes, an Okeecho-
bee man was subsequently ar-
rested on a felony drug charge.
Alfred J. King Ill, 51, N.W.
128th Ave., was arrested Jan. 11
by the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force on a felony charge
of possession of methamphet-
amine. He was also charged with
the misdemeanor of possession
of drug paraphernalia.
King was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,500.
Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan.


regard to burglaries committed
in the county. As of newspaper
deadline he was still interview-
ing the suspect.
Detective John Zeigler, of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, was heading up the city's
portion of the case.
Just how many vehicles were
burglarized was not known, but
estimates ranged from 13 to 20.
The OCPD detective said "easily
several thousand dollars worth
of stuff" was taken. Items taken
ranged from purses to a lap top
computer.


signal lef
11, Deputy Sergeant Shannon Pe-
terson, of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), stopped
a vehicle in the 300 block of U.S.
98 N. Because
of some move-
ments made by
King prior to
stopping, Sgt.
Peterson con-
tacted the task
force.
OCSO Deputy
Matt Hurst, who
was the backup Alfred King
officer, asked
King for permis-
sion to search his vehicle. But, ac-
cording to an OCSO arrest report,
King refused.


He went on to say that from
what he knew, the suspect had
gained entry into the vehicles
by using a glass punch to break
windows in the cars.
"It was usually a side win-
dow," said the detective.
Detective Zeigler said his of-
fice began getting complaints
about the break-ins around 9
a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. He said
the suspect was taken into cus-
tody early Thursday afternoon.
"There was a call about a
suspicious person at Beall's
Outlet (U.S. 441 S.) and he (the


suspect) was stopped near the
Holiday Inn (3101 U.S. 441 S.),"
said Detective Zeigler.
The suspect was driving a sil-
ver Volvo 960 with a temporary
license tag.
OCSO Detective and Crime
Scene Investigator Fred Bradley
was processing the car Thursday
afternoon as it sat in the motel's
parking lot.
He said two purses allegedly
taken by the suspect from two
victims in the county had already
been recovered.


ids to drug arrest


After their arrival, task force
detectives utilized a K-9 to per-
form an exterior sniff of King's ve-
hicle. The K-9 apparently gave a
positive alert to the doors on both
the driver and passenger sides.
At this point, task force detec-
tives began to search the vehicle.
According to the arrest report
they found a white plastic con-
tainer on the rear floorboard that
contained a clear bag with a sus-
picious substance. The detectives
also found a similar substance
wrapped in tinfoil under the front
passenger seat, the report contin-
ued.
The report went on to say
that when the substances were
field tested they both indicated a


positive result for the presence of
methamphetamine. According to
the OCSO report, the suspected
methamphetamine weighed .61
grams.
During the search of King's
vehicle, the detectives also found
a set of scales, torch lighter, cut-
off straw, cotton swabs and other
drug paraphernalia, added the
report.
Besides the criminal charges,
Sgt. Peterson also issued King
traffic citations for driving while li-
cense suspended without knowl-
edge and failure to signal a lane
change.


Man accused of breaking woman's nose


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man and a 17-year-old girl
were arrested Sunday, Jan. 11, af-
ter they allegedly committed bat-
tery on two different women at
an area convenience store.
Michael Alton Murphy, 20, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed on a charge of felony battery as
well as a misdemeanor charge of
battery. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $3,500.
The female juvenile, whose
identity was not released since


she was only arrested on a mis-
demeanor charge of battery, was
booked into the
county jail then
released to her
father.
An arrest re-
Brian Cross of
the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO)
indicates that Michael
there was some Murphy
sort of verbal
altercation between Murphy, the


juvenile and one of the victims
earlier Sunday.
Then, sometime later, the 19-
year-old victim and two of her
friends went to a convenience
store on S.R. 70 E. As they pulled
up to the store, the female juvenile
came walking out of the business
and over to the vehicle occupied
by the three women.
The deputy's report states that
the juvenile opened the door to
the vehicle and struck the vic-
tim in the face with her fist, then
pulled her out of the vehicle by
the hair.


Another 19-year-old woman
got out of the vehicle to help her
friend but the 5-foot-8, 200-pound
Murphy struck her in the face,
stated the report. Deputy Cross
said the punch broke the wom-
an's nose. She was treated at the
scene by emergency medical per-
sonnel from Okeechobee Fire/
Rescue then taken to Raulerson
Hospital by a private individual,
added the report.
Murphy also struck the other
19-year-old victim in the face,
stated Deputy Cross.


Woman charged with taking, pawning jewelry


Local trailer



destroyed


in blaz

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An estimated $7,500 in prop-
erty damage was done after a
fire broke out at 30653 NW Cen-
ter Street in Fort Drum on Jan. 8,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
reported Monday.
Fire crews responded just after
2 p.m. to Lorenz Animal Foods
and found a single wide trailer
fully involved with flame accord-
ing to a report from Paramedic
Jay Curtis.
The report said heavy black
smoke came out of the trailer
when firemen arrived. Five units
and eight firemen battled the
blaze. They used 3,000 gallons of
water and were on the scene for
almost an hour and a half.
The resident of the trailer,
Scott Clarke, was not at home
at the time and no injuries were
reported. The report stated that
two guns, a laptop computer, ap-
pliances, and clothing were lost in
the flames.
The cause was under investi-
gation at press time.
A fire on Friday evening,
caused about $6,500 in damage
to a Ford farm tractor that was
parked in a field at 23345 N.W.
160th Avenue.
A report from Paramedic Don-


nyArnold said a 1988 Ford Tractor
was fully involved when firemen
arrived just after 6 p.m. There
were no injuries reported.
The report stated that 750 gal-
lons of water was used and that
one unit and two firemen were
on the scene for just under an
hour putting out the fire.
Arnold said the owner of the
tractor, Mark Luna, did not know
how the tractor caught fire. The
tractor had not been used in a
year and did not have a working
battery.
A fire early Monday, Jan. 12 at
3481 SW 17th Street caused about
$2,000 in property damage.
A fire report from Paramedic
Zack Smith said it appeared that
the resident had smoked in bed
and the cigarette had caught the
mattress and box spring on fire.
Fire was contained to the bed-
room area.
The residents Scott and Carol
Wander, and their child, were not
injured.


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee County
woman has been booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail on
charges that she stole nearly $800
worth of jewelry from a local
family.
Jessica Shalene Throop, 27,
N.W 30th Ave., was arrested
Monday, Jan. 12, on felony charg-
es of grand theft, dealing in sto-
len property (two counts) and
defrauding a pawnbroker (two
counts). Her bond has been set at
$19,500.
An arrest report by Detective
Bryan Lowe, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),

Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Charles William Buchanan,
56, N.W 36th Terrace, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Jan. 9 by Offi-
cer Justin Bernst on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Miguel A. Sanchez, 19, N.W
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 9 by Detective Sergeant
Brad Stark on a charge of robbery.
His bond was set at $20,000.
Samantha O'Hara, 15, Polk
St., Lake Placid, was arrested
Jan. 9 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with conspiracy
to commit armed burglary of a
dwelling and burglary of a dwell-
ing with assault/battery while
armed. She is being held without
bond.
Felipe Sanchez, 31, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Jan. 10 by Of-
ficer Scott Morgan on a charge
of possession of a controlled
substance. His bond was set at
$2,500.
Selena Maude Billie, 39,
Hawkspur Lane, Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 10 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on a charge of
driving under the influence. Her
bond was st at $500.
Jimmy Glenn Wagner, 37,
Kell Mill, LaBelle, was arrested
Jan. 12 by Deputy Sergeant J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand
theft and dealing in stolen prop-
erty. His bond was set at $20,000.
Jose Ramon Fernandez, 31,
Ortiz Circle Trail, Fort Myers, was
arrested Jan. 12 by Deputy Sgt. J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand
theft and dealing in stolen prop-
erty. His bond was set at $20,000.
William Arthur Humphrey,
53, 14th St. West, Bradenton, was


indicates that Throop was re-
leased from the Martin County
Jail in April 2008 then committed
the local thefts
beginning in
September of
that same year.
Through the
course of his
investigation,
Detective Lowe
found pawn
tickets from a lo-
cal pawn shop. Jessica
From those tick- Throop
ets, the victim
was able to identify some of the
jewelry reportedly taken from
the victim's home, said Detective
Lowe's report.


arrested Jan. 12 by Deputy Sgt. J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with third-
degree petit theft. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Milton Wayne Bishop, 41,
N.W 13th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 12 by Deputy Sgt. J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with tam-
pering with a witness. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Marlon Dwain Scott, 32, N.E.
15th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Jan. 12 by Deputy Justin
Akins on felony charges of pos-
session of cocaine and driving
while license suspended with
knowledge habitual offender. He
was also charged with the misde-
meanor of resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence. His


The detective's report states
that among the items taken was a
1 carat diamond tennis bracelet, a
diamond horseshoe ring, a man's
bracelet and a belt buckle ring.
The total value of these items was
$785, added the report.
Detective Lowe indicated in his
report that Throop received about
$175 for the items and signed a
pawn affidavit swearing that the
items were hers.
A check of Throop's record
in Martin County shows that she
was convicted in August 2006 of
possession of oxycodone, posses-
sion of cocaine and driving while
license suspended with knowl-
edge. According to the Martin
County Clerk of Courts Office,


bond was set at $7,000.
Juan Ybanez, 27, N.E. 31st
Way, Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 13 by Deputy Sgt. J. Royal on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with third amended
violation of probation resisting
a law enforcement officer with
violence and third amended vio-
lation of probation battery on a
law enforcement officer. He is be-
ing held without bond.
Richard Watson, 33, N.W
363rd Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 14 by Deputy Mi-
chael Hazellief on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him
with failure to appear arson,
failure to appear grand theft and
failure to appear tampering with
evidence. He is being held with-
out bond on those charges. Wat-


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Throop was sentenced to a total
of 29 months in the Martin Coun-
ty Jail with the charges to run
concurrently. However, instead of
jail time she was placed on drug
offender probation.
On Nov. 7, 2006, she was ar-
rested and charged with violation
of probation. She was then placed
back on probation.
But, following Throop's Aug.
9, 2007, arrest she was sentenced
to one year in the Martin County
Jail on the possession of oxy-
codone and driving while license
suspended charges, with credit
for time served.
A check of jail records indi-
cates that she was released April
13,2008.


son was also arrested on another
Okeechobee County warrant
that charged him with the misde-
meanor of family offense deser-
tion. He was released on his own
recognizance on that charge.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


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4 OPINION Okeechobee News, Friday, January 16, 2009


Speak Out/Public Forum
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www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam-
pling of some of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
Historic buildings
LOCAL HISTORY: I think we should keep all of the old buildings
and refurbish them. This also includes the old courthouse. My great-
grandfather was one of the first county commissioners in Okeecho-
bee. His name is one of those on the plaque at the courthouse. The
railroad station, the old jail, the old VNA home, etc. I believe that all
of these buildings and many more in this community need to be re-
stored and possibly used for different businesses instead of building
new ones that cost 10 times the amount. Everyone knows that it is
much more expensive to build a new building than it is to buy one
that can be restored or refurbished. It was always more fun to me to
buy an old house and fix it up than it was to buy a new house that
was or is a tract home.
HISTORY LOST: I just really do not know who to speak to about
these types of things. The historical society never seems to have the
funds, so who would you approach? The county commissioners don't
seem to care. Neither does the city council. If a land owner decides to
demolish, pretty much that is what happens.

Helping the economy
CUTS: There are some seemingly small measures that could be
taken that I believe would help the economy and spur a little growth.
It is simple. Everyone would need to agree to take less pay than they
are now. It should not be imposed on anyone in the $20,000 or less
category of income, but starting with $30,000 income, those people
should accept a 10 percent pay cut. Starting at the $60,000, level the
cut should rise to 20 percent. If an $80,000 a year person has to begin
living on $64,000 a year etc. It seems to me the program would have a
positive effect on the country. Cut out ALL bonuses, live on decreased
income. If people have committed every single cent to their mort-
gages and new cars and whatever else, they will lose it all anyway if
they lose their jobs. Isn't SOME income better than losing it all?
FAIR TAX: I like Mike Huckabee's Fair Tax plan, in which corpora-
tions would be able to stay here in this country and continue operat-
ing here. To furiously hang onto all you've worked for, because you've
worked and deserve it, I'm afraid may be an invitation to disaster. We
already have the example of union members who will continue with
their demands and even demand more, consistently, until they have
lost everything. Their argument is that the company bigwigs make
obscene amounts of money and should be sharing more of it with
them because said bigwigs wouldn't have it without their work. They
have been right in a sense but when the corporations found there was
actually someone across the pond who would work for less ... you
know the rest of the story.

Banning cell phones while driving
GOOD IDEA: What do you think about banning all cell phones,
including hands free ones, when driving? Apparently quite a few
states have already done this and now legislature is leaning toward
doing it nationwide. Such a wonderful idea. I know in my family it is
forbidden to use one while on the road, if there is an emergency we
will pull over.
TEXTING: What really bothers me are the ones I see text messag-
ing while driving.
DISTRACTING: I for one can't talk on the cell phone and drive,
I know this, I will kill myself or someone so I don't. I know and see
many people who shouldn't either, it's too distracting.
SHOULD BE ILLEGAL: Using cell phones while driving should
be illegal. 95 percent of the time when I'm at a stop sign and the
oncoming driver turns with out signaling first, I look up and see they
are on a cell phone. Get behind someone doing 20 mph under the
speed limit -- 50 percent of the time they are on their cell phone.
The other 50 percent, it's an out-of-state tag. My question is, who will
enforce it? 75 percent of the time when I pass a cop, they're on their
cell phones.
ALL AGES: They're yakking away on cell phones all over the
country, and all ages are doing it. Guess they think they're really good
at multitasking.

Tie down the load in trucks and trailers
TIE IT DOWN: Attention anyone who drives ours or any other
highway or road with objects in the truck bed or an open trailer TIE
IT DOWN! No matter how near or how far you are from your destina-
tion TIE IT DOWN! Items such as ladders, shovels, floor scrapers,
small hand tools and paint buckets, even sheets of plywood can be-
come projectile missiles when not tied down properly and are DEAD-
LY! I -- just like anyone else -- work for the weekends; please let me
live to enjoy it. A ladder flying at you from the back of a pick up truck
while on your way to work is no way to start a day! TIE IT DOWN!
CONSTANT PROBLEM: This is a constant problem with a variety
of trucks. I have seen orange trucks going down the road leaving a
trail of fruit behind. I especially hate it when I wind up behind a truck
carrying a load of shell or dirt with the load not property covered.
They can spray the cars behind them as well as the road surface. And
why is it when a truck is losing items from the back left and right, the
driver can never seem to figure out why everyone else honking their
horns and pointing at the back of his truck?

Sour orange festival
GREAT DAY: If you missed the Sour Orange Festival at Lakeport
on Jan. 10, 2009 you really missed a great day of fun and entertain-
ment. It was my first time there and I must say it was a day where
both children and adults had a day to remember.

Obama increase likely for low income elderly
INCREASE: More than 7 million poor people who are elderly,
blind or disabled and receive cash benefits averaging $477 a month
could get an extra monthly payment as part of President-elect Barack
Obama's $800 billion economic recovery plan. Democratic congres-
sional aides said the idea of an extra Supplemental Security Income
payment is gaining traction on Capitol Hill as lawmakers and staff
aides hold daily meetings to work out details of the upcoming stimu-
lus bill. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the
closed-door negotiations.
WHO PAYS: I wonder what the plan is for paying for all this. Will
he be taking it out of one of our pockets and putting it in the other?
Also, it seems to me that closed door negotiations are the opposite of
the transparency that everyone is talking about nowadays.
HELP THOSE IN NEED: Federal and state programs designed
to help the less fortunate are in place to provide food, health care,
and other things necessary to survive. It is our human nature to help
our fellow man in times of need so they don't starve, die, or become
homeless. I find it all too easy for many to turn a blind eye because
"they're lazy, don't have initiative, or are soaking the system." Granted
there are some who will take advantage of any situation, but the mass
majority of these people need our help. I, for one, want my tax dollars
to go to such programs because I want to help those less fortunate.
WPA: For the low income elderly over retirement age and those
with real disabilities.. great! I support an increase. For all other low or
no income healthy persons, I support an initiative to allow them to
earn money. The old "wpa" was great and built many elegant govern-
ment buildings still in use today.


Letters to the Editor


Food recalls do not
affect local schools
This letter is to provide infor-
mation on the recalls thatwere an-
nounced on Jan. 10, by The Food
and Drug Administration for two
items "King Nut" peanut butter
and "Cafe Favorites" sandwiches.
I want to be reassure the parents
of the children that participate in
Okeechobee Schools' breakfast
and lunch program of the safety
of the foods being served to their
children.
On Jan. 10, a recall was an-
nounced by King Nut Compa-
nies for peanut butter, including
5-pound tubs of "King Nut" pea-
nut butter and "Parnell's Pride"
peanut butter. King Nut products
are distributed to food service
companies in Ohio, Minnesota,
Michigan, North Dakota, Arizona,
Idaho and New Hampshire. No


peanut butter product was dis-
tributed in the state of Florida. We
have closely reviewed all products
containing peanut butter used in
our district's breakfast and lunch
programs and determined that all
of the products served are safe.
Also on Jan. 10, a voluntary
recall was issued by Cafe Favor-
ites for their Whole Grain 5" Su-
per Sub, with a production code
starting with 08343XXX, as it may
have been contaminated with
Listeria Monocytogenes. Since we
did have some product in one of
our schools, an immediate hold
order was placed on the prod-
uct. After very detailed research,
it was discovered that no product
suspected of contamination was
shipped by our distributor. Cafe
Favorites has voluntarily stopped
production and shipment of all
products until the issue is re-
solved. No children in Okeecho-


bee County received any of the
contaminated product. All other
sandwiches produced by Cafe Fa-
vorites are safe for consumption.
In the interest of the safety of our
students, all Cafe Favorites prod-
ucts are removed from our Order
sheets until further notice.
I can assure every parent and
student in Okeechobee that the
entire Food Service Staff is very
committed to serving nutritious,
well prepared, healthy food to
our students. Our Food Service
managers and school staff work
very closely with the Food Service
Office to assure that we main-
tain that commitment. While
recalls are a very serious matter,
by working together quickly and
following established procedures,
the safety of meals served to our
students is maintained.
More information is available
by logging on to www.FDA.gov.


Click on the link "FDA Recalls and
Safety Alerts" for the status of re-
calls.
Thank you,
Michelle Perkins
Food Service Supervisor
Okeechobee County
School Food Service


Veterinary care

appreciated
Special thanks to the doctors
and staff of Okeechobee Veteri-
nary Hospital for their loving care
of "All That Jazz," A special horse
who passed away on Christmas
Day.
Pat Moir,
The Ole Horsewoman


Okeechobee County Health Department Report


Health Expo to
promote healthy
lifestyles

By Barbara Godejohn,
LPN
Okeechobee County Health
Dept.
On Saturday, Jan. 17, the sec-
ond annual Health and Safety
Expo will be held at the Agri Civic
Center. The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD),
along with several other county
agencies and other community
partners are hosting this event.
The Health Department will
have information on immuniza-
tions, prevention of Hepatitis,
tobacco prevention, HIV/AIDS
prevention, Emergency Prepared-


ness and Response, Environment
Health and services for Women's,
Infant, and Children (WIC). Im-
proving the health of all citizens
of Okeechobee
County is a core
mission function
of the Okeecho-
bee County
Health Depart-
ment.
Last year's
Health and Safe-
ty Expo was a Barbara
huge success. Godejohn
After all the
hard work that was put into this
event by so many people, it was
very satisfying to see so many
taking a proactive approach to
their health. People who attended
gathered information on health
and safety issues, participated in


free health assessments, or took
part in physical activities that were
available. As someone who has
spent their entire career working
in Public Health I found this very
inspirational.
One of the major programs
that was highlighted last year was
the "Step Up Florida!", "On Our
Way To Healthy Living," initiative.
This annual statewide initiative
promotes physical activity and
healthy lifestyles for Floridians of
all ages and abilities.
Citizens with healthy lifestyles
are less likely to develop heart
disease, cancer, stroke, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease
and diabetes, which accounted
for 62.5 percent of deaths in Flor-
ida and 63.7 percent of deaths in
Okeechobee County in 2007.
To make these numbers de-


cline, as a community we have
the opportunity to take a proac-
tive preventive approach to our
health and start teaching our chil-
dren about healthy eating, being
more active and feeling healthier.
The Okeechobee County
Health Department offers educa-
tional classes as well as preven-
tion classes on many of these
subjects. If your organization has
a need, or if you individually have
a question, please do not hesitate
to contact us. We are available
to assist you Monday thru Friday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Barbara Godejohn, LPN is the
Healthy Communities, Healthy
People Coordinator for the
Okeechobee County Health De-
partment.


Local volunteers rescue white ibis


On Tuesday, Sue Arnold from fishing line was wrapped around
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation the bird's leg and had become
Center received a call from a entangled on a tree branch. The
group of women spending the af- white ibis frantically struggled to
ternoon together in Vantage Oaks free itself, flapping helplessly high
- Louise Harvin, Willie Ann above the ground.
Peace and Ernestine Allan. Ms. Arnold started making
They reported there was a calls for help to "everyone I could
bird hanging upside down in a think of." Mike McCoin, the own-
tree 55 ft. in the air. A piece of er of Charlie's Tree Service, came


Submitted photo
Charlie's Tree Service used a bucket truck to rescue a white
ibis that was caught on a tree branch 55 feet in the air. The
bird had a piece of fishing line wrapped around its leg and
the line had caught in the tree.




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to the rescue. It was his day off,
but he said he would go assess
the situation and see if he could
help.
After checking out the scene,
Mr. McCoin called Ms. Arnold
back and said he had sent for his
big bucket truck and would at-
tempt the rescue.
The rescues arrived just in
time, as a hawk was trying to get


the trapped ibis.
The ibis will spend a few days
at Arnold's Wildlife Center and
then will be released.
"This is an example of how
the people in Okeechobee come
together and show support for
each other," said Ms. Arnold. She
said special thanks go to Charlie's
Tree Service.


Submitted photo
The rescued white ibis is recuperating at Arnold's Wildlife
Center. It will be released in a few days.


Community Calendar


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.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting, Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street
entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are
no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta
at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.

Saturday, Jan. 17
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind NapaAuto Parts) AA. weekend noon
Open Discussion; NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group Step Study meeting
7 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group (OD) 8 p.m. *The Just for
Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellow-
ships.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.





Okeechobee News, Friday, January 16, 2009 5


More candidates apply for Wherrell's


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There are now four more appli-
cants for the Okeechobee County
Commission District 4 seat vacat-
ed by the untimely death of Mar-
vin Wherrell. That makes a total
of eight people who want to sit
on the board. Added to the list of
previously announced applicants
are Isaiah Mosley, Noah Wilcox,
Terry Burroughs and Mitchell
Hancock.
Nursing home administra-
tor Andrew McKillop, paving
contractor Joseph Hoover, real
estate salesperson Melissa Lee
Arnold and building contractor


Theodore Kelchner had previ-
ously announced their desire to
serve as a commissioner. Former
county commissioner and owner
of rental properties Steve Porter
was also one of the original ap-
plicants. However, Mr. Porter
changed his mind and withdrew
his name from consideration.
Mr. Burroughs, 58, a Democrat,
is a retired telecommunications
executive manager and owner of
Syble's Flowers and Gifts. He at-
tended Tampa Technical Institute.
Mr. Burroughs has served on the
city planning board and the agri-
civic center advisory committee.
He is also a board member of


Okeechobee Main street, Inc. and
the Okeechobee County Fair As-
sociation. He is a past president
of the Okeechobee Rotary Club
and a volunteer with Big Brothers
Big Sisters.
Mr. Hancock, 49, a Republi-
can, is a general contractor. He
is a fourth generation resident
of Okeechobee and a graduate
of Okeechobee High School.
Mr. Wilcox, 38, a Democrat, is
a self employed contractor and
Okeechobee High School gradu-
ate. In 2002 he unsuccessfully ran
for the same commission seat.
Mr. Mosely, 27, a Democrat,
is an environmental specialist


seat


with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. He is
a graduate of Florida State Uni-
versity.
There is no deadline for sub-
mitting applications. The appli-
cations will be reviewed by the
governor's appointment office.
That office will forward the ap-
plications to the governor with a
recommendation. The governor
will then appoint the person he
feels will best serve the citizens of
Okeechobee County.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


City Code Board refers case to building dept.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Tues-
day evening, Jan. 13 the City of
Okeechobee Code Enforcement
Board postponed action on two
cases, imposed fines in two cases
if they were not in compliance by
stated deadlines and referred one
case to the building department.
The board postponed the
case of Angela McLaughlin until
the March meeting. She claimed
that the tenant on her N.E. Fifth
Street property had not kept up
the property up in accordance
with the lease. Ms. McLaughlin
also stated that the tenant was six
months behind in rent, would not
allow her access to the property
and that she was in the process of


evicting him.
The case of Robert and Sandra
Hines was referred to the build-
ing department since the building
permit to enclose a carport on
their N.W. Seventh Street property
had expired and the project was
not completed.
Roger and Terry Hare were
given 14 days from the date of the
meeting to clean up the exterior
of their S.W Ninth Street house by
either pressure washing or paint-
ing, or face a fine of $25 a day for
every day of noncompliance.
Edwardo Taylor was cited by
code enforcement officer Fred
Sterling because his driveway
was not paved. Mr. Sterling stated
that whenever it rained, dirt from
the driveway of Mr. Taylor's S.E.
Eighth Drive house washed down


Main Street hosts


first Mixer event


the gutter into the storm drain,
clogging it up. Fire Chief Herb
Smith, who is also a code inspec-
tion officer, stated that Mr. Taylor
had spent some time forming up
the driveway and he stated he
thought it was Mr. Taylor's intent
to have it paved. The board gave
Mr. Taylor 30 days to pave his
driveway or be fined $25 a day.
The S.E. Ninth Street property


belonging to Bruce Large was cit-
ed for public nuisances and gen-
eral cleaning and beautification.
Mr. Sterling stated that the prop-
erty was in foreclosure. Therefore
the case was postponed until the
next meeting.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Submitted photo

Eagles raise money
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Fraternal Order of Eagles District
7 held their annual Snow Ball Queen charity fundraiser at
Blue Cypress RV Resort in Okeechobee County. The Ea-
gles support 14 national charities, including cancer, heart,
diabetes and kidney research, and child abuse charities.
In addition District 7's event also support the State Wor-
thy President, Larry McCormick and Madam Auxiliary
President, Donna Owens chosen Kids in Distress Char-
ity. A total of $15,335 was raised throughout the District.
Pictured are Snowball King Clay Thomas and Queen Judi
Frail who won top honors. Also shown in the photo are
Madam President Valerie Falco and Worthy President Bill
Huston of Cypress Hut FOE. They represented Cypress
Hut Fraternal Order of Eagles 4509 with funds raised of
$3,525 for these charities.


American Legion Post 64
ANNUAL FREE FAIR -2009
JAN. 29 FEB. 8
Local Vendors are welcome to rent space.
$50 for the duration of the fair
Hours: 4pm to 9pm daily-Weekends Ipm to 9pm
Building security provided by the Legion.
Contact Legion officers 863-763-2930


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Burroughs, Volunteer Director
Hospital CEO Robert Lee.

Okeechobee Main Street
started the new year out with
their first mixer hosted by Raul-
erson Hospital on Tuesday, Jan.
13. Over 50 members and visitors
networked while enjoying many
refreshments furnished by Raul-
erson Hospital. Door prizes were
furnished by Raulerson Hospital,
Tires Plus Total Car Care, Sea-
coast National Bank, The Brahma
Bull Restaurant and Main Street.
The public is invited to attend all
of Main Street's monthly mixers.
Next month's mixer will be host-
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at 1120 South Parrott Avenue on
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Barbara Jean
Chaffee, 66
OKEECHOBEE Barbara Jean
Chaffee age 66 died Tuesday, Jan.
13, 2009, after an extended illness in
the Hamrick Home.
Born Jan. 1, 1943, in St. Johnsbury,
Vt., she had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 15 years.
She served in the Peace Corps and
taught at both Osceola Middle
School and the Yearling Middle
School.
She is survived by her sisters,
Claire Fellows (Emery) of Danville,
Vt., Lee Chaffee of Goffstown, N.H.,
Rose Hirst (John) of Boiling Springs,
N.C.; brothers, William B. Chaffee
(Janet) of Florida, Michael P. Chaf-
fee (Vivian) of Amarillo, Texas. In
addition she is survived by a host of
nieces, nephews, great nieces and
nephews.
There will be no public viewing or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.

Ruth Sandra Belcher, 74
OKEECHOBEE Ruth Sandra
Belcher, age 74, of Okeechobee died
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at St. Lu-
cie Medical Center, Port Saint Lucie.
She is survived by her daughters,
Maryann and Annette; son, Bentley,
Jr.; eight grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Arrangements are being handled
by All County Funeral Home &
Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.


Lucy DePalma Wendt, 96
OKEECHOBEE Lucy Wendt, 96,
of Okeechobee died Tuesday, Jan.
13, 2009.
She was born in
New Haven,
Conn., Feb. 19,
1912, daughter of
the late Mr. and
Mrs. Antonio De-
Palma. Lucy's
family returned to
Ravello,
Italy, until she was 14 then
they returned to New Haven and
spent many years working in a facto-
ry until she met and married her
husband, Johnny Wendt.
They relocated to Florida in 1940
and were blessed with two daugh-
ters, Mary and Lucille. After raising
her daughters, Lucy returned to
work as a caretaker for many chil-
dren in the Okeechobee community
until age 85.
Mrs. Wendt is predeceased by her
husband, John Wendt; brothers,
Louis, Jimmy, Harry and Ernest De-
Palma; and a sister, Rafella DePal-
ma.
She is survived by her daughters
Mary Genovese of West Haven, and
Lucille Wendt of Okeechobee; three
grandchildren, Joseph John Geno-
vese, Jody Tina Ortiz, and Jamie
Louis Genovese; five great-grandchil-
dren, Joseph Genovese Jr., Christina
Genovese, Jamie Genovese Jr., Jake
Genovese, and Esteban Ortiz; niece,
Rosemarie LeFrancois; nephews
Louis, Anthony, Frank, Richard and
Robert DePalma; and her dear
friends, the Garcia family and Helen
Walker.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until fu-
neral mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with Father Hugh Duffy offi-
ciating. Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee.


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Sarah Frances Price, 80
OKEECHOBEE Sarah Frances
Price, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
Jan. 13, 2009, in
Ft. Pierce. She
was 80.
Born June 19,
1928, in Reform,
Ala., she had
been a resident of
Okeechobee for
the past 38 years
and was a member of the Oakview
Baptist Church and Okeechobee
Chapter of NSDAR. She was the first
Woman County Commissioner Ap-
pointed by Governor Bob Graham to
fill the term on the death of Mr. Hir-
am Raulerson and re-elected to
serve upon completion of her first
term.
She is survived by her loving hus-
band of 64 years, Rayburn K. (Kent)
Price; son, Harold E. (Sharon) Price;
daughter, Kenna Price (Terry) Noo-
nan all of Okeechobee; grandson,
Ben J. Noonan of Gainesville; broth-
er, James E. (Estelle) McCrary of Re-
form, Ala.; and sister, Mary Lee
Peeks of Tuscaloosa, Ala. In addition
she is survived by many nieces and
nephews.
Services were noon Thursday, Jan.
15, 2009, at the Oakview Baptist
Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society or the Oakview
Baptist Church Building Fund 677
SW 32nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34974.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th
St., Okeechobee.
Condolences can be placed on line
at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.


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Community Events
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hold computer
drawing
Comptech, your local comput-
er service and repair partner will
host a Computer show case and
Everex Computer Drawing on
Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day.
The Computer show case and
raffle will be held at the Douglas
Park Community Center. Compt-
ech will provide free computer
repair advice for both PC and Mac
users. For more information call
Comptech at 772-418-0096.

Democratic Party
plans events
On Monday, Jan. 19, at 10
a.m., the Okeechobee Demo-
cratic Party will participate in
the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Democratic Executive Commit-
tee and others will meet at 8 a.m.
to decorate float for parade, fol-
lowed by an afternoon cookout
at Douglas Park, donations will be
accepted to benefit the local food
bank. Volunteers needed! please
contact Steve Cates DEC Chair at
863-634-2061.

Inauguration Day
Luncheon invites all
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. the Democratic Party
will host an Inauguration Lun-
cheon at the Okeechobee Ma-
sonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
Okeechobee. The Okeechobee
Executive Committee would like
to invite everyone to attend this
FREE Inauguration luncheon.
There will be a large television to
watch the ceremonies during this
time of fellowship.
The Okeechobee Democrats
are already at work for 2009 and
2010!If you are interested in work-
ing with the Okeechobee Demo-
crats, please join us to learn how
you can represent your precinct
and your community.
Volunteers needed! please
contact Steve Cates DEC Chair at
863-634-2061.


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. Par-
rott 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.

OCRA holds ball
registrations
OCRA will be holding registra-
tion for the 2009 Spring baseball
and softball season for all chil-
dren age 5-14. Registration will be
held at the Sports Complex from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. on the following
dates: Jan. 17, 24 and 31. Regis-
tration for baseball and softball
will be $75 and T-ball will be $60.
For further information please call
863-634-1437.


SAL steak dinner
to be held
The Sons of the American Le-
gion will sponsor their monthly
ribeye steak dinner on Sunday,
Jan. 18 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the
American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E.
Second Street. Dinner includes
steak, baked potato, salad, roll
and dessert, as well as iced tea,
coffee and live entertainment.
King Memorial planned
A Memorial Program for Martin
Luther King will be held at 6 p.m.
on Sunday, Jan. 18 at Missionary
Baptist Church, 906 N.W. Ninth
Avenue. The public is invited.

Fountain of Life has
guest speaker
Dr. Ben Alpert, age representa-
tive of Chosen People Ministries,
will be speaking at Fountain of
Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St.,
on Sunday, Jan. 18, during the
11 a.m. worship service. The
meeting is open to the public and
Fountain of Life Church would
like to invite the Christian and
Jewish community to attend. For
more information please call 863-
763-8945.


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Service Club News in Brief


The American
Legion Post 64
501 S E Second Street, Okeechobee
Office 863-763 2950 -Lounge 863-763
5309
We can accommodate meetings,
weddings and parties of any size.
The public is always welcome unless it's
a members only event.
Our kitchen is open 11 am to 3 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
and 1 to 8 p.m on Sunday.
Sunday Open 1 to 8 p.m. Regular Bingo
from 6 30 p m
Monday Open 11-8 p.m. Social Bingo
1 PM
Tuesday Open 11-8 p m.
Wednesday Open 11 8 p m "Taco Day"
11 am to6pm
Tacos $1.50
Music with Jim Elders 2-6
Thursday: Open 11 a.m. 8 p.m. Social
Bingo 6 p.m
SAL Steak Dinner third Sunday each
month $12 donation
Legion and Auxiliary meet the second
and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
The fourth Tuesday meeting includes a
carry in dinner at 6 p m
SAL Meet the third Tuesday at 7 p m

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regular
informational meeting on the first Saturday
of the month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10
am Applications for new members are
available Call Helen James at 863-824-
7644 or Lou Eder at 863-357-0467
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meetings
are the first Saturday of the month at 10
am Contact the Post at 467-2882 for
information

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located at 9983
U S. 441 N For information on events, call
863-763-2552
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m. Food will
be available for a donation.
* Wednesday bar bingo starting at 4
pm Food will be available
* Every Thursday washer toss at 1 p m
* First and third Thursday Auxiliary at 6
p.m., Aeries at 7 p.m.
* Friday. steak night (16-oz.) starting at
5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
* Saturday and Sundays: music at 7


Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
is located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For
information about the club and events, call
Jose Verano at 863-634-2071
* The Masonic Lodge holdstheir meetings
on the second and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7'30 p m

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has many
fun activities planned on the first and third
Tuesday of each month For upcoming
activities, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-
634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on US 78 W in
Buckhead Ridge The Lodge's phone
number is 863-763-2250.
* Sunday breakfast buffet from 9 until
11 a.m. With many items to choose from.
* Mondays: WOTM Chapter meeting
the first and third Mondays of every month
7'30 p m
* Wednesday. Bingo and food, food
served at 5 p.m and bingo starts at 6 p m
* Thursday dinner will be served from 5
until 7 pm Call the Lodge for the menu
* Thursday' Music for dancing at 7'30
p m Call to see who is playing
* Thursday: 5-Card Bingo at 6 p.m. food
available at 5 p m
* Friday dinner served from 5 until 7 30
pm Music for dancing at 7 30 p m. Call to
see who is playing.
* Saturday' dinner starting at 6 p m
* Saturday. Prime Rib Dinner served
from 6 until 8 p m the first Saturday of the
month

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 156 N W. 36th St in Okeechobee
Please call the Lodge at 863-763-4954 for
further information, sudden changes and
menus Guests are invited to enjoy the
activities and consider membership
* Open mic karaoke -Thursday 7-10 p.m.
and Sunday 4-8 p.m.
* Horseshoes Sunday and Thursday at
2pm
Every Monday pool tournament at 7 p m
(food served)
* Legion BINGO Thursday at 1 p.m.
(food served served)
* LOOM BINGO Friday at 630 p m
(food served)


* Saturday night diner and dance each
week.
- Officers meetings first and third Tuesday
at 7 pm
* Women's meeting second and fourth
Tuesday at 7 p m
* Men's meetings, second and fourth
Wednesday at 7 30 p m
SMoose Legion meetings third
Wednesday at 7 30 p m

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is located at
300 N.W. 34 St. The Post phone number is
863-763-0818.
Happy hour Monday through Thursday 4
until 6 pm
Monday. 50-cent hot dogs.
Tuesday Washer toss at 1 p m
Wednesday. Pizza and Grill 5 until 7
p.m.
Friday. Bingo at 1 p.m. Pizza and Grill 6
until 9 p m Karaoke 7 until 11 p m
Saturday. Bar Bingo at 1 p.m. Karaoke
7 until 11 p.m.
Sunday. Dinner 2 until 4 p.m.
Post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings third
Sunday of every month at 11 a.m.
Men's Auxiliary Meeting 3 Monday of
every month 7 p.m.
* Jan 4 Members and friends are
welcome to come sing, dance or just listen
to the music by 'The Saxman" from 5 until
9 p.m.
* Membership for 2009 is overdue.
Annual members are asked to please pay
their dues
Big Screen TV and Pool Table

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post 9528 is located at 29012
E State Road 78 in Buckhead Ridge For
information call 863-467-2882 Post opens
at 11 am Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for men or
women who would like to join the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, the Men's Auxiliary,
AmVets or the Ladies AmVets Auxiliary
* Wednesday Dinner byLadesAuxiliary,
Mens Auxiliary, or AmVet Ladies Auxiliary at
5'30 p m Music will be available
* Thursday Bar Bingo at 1 p m Lunch
will be available
* Friday: 16 ounce stead dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be served
from 5'30 until 7 p m. for an $11 donation.
Pork Loin dinner available for $7 Dancing
immediately following dinner.
* Sunday. 5.15 p.m. bar bingo. Food will
be served for a donation
* Membership meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturdays of each
month at 10 a.m.
* House Committee meetings are held
on the second Saturday of the month at 9
a.m. For information contact Robert Hare,


Post Commander at 863-467 2882 Call for
Menu.
All games and special events are shown
on seven televisions, two of which are big
screen The game room has a regulation
size pool table

VFW Post #10539
* Post hours are 10 a m. Monday through
Saturday and 1 p m on Sunday Closing
times are discretionary and dependent
on the number of patrons but usually not
before 8 p m. on weekdays and 11 p m on
weekends.
* Happy hours 10 to 11 am and 3 to 6
p m Monday through Thursday Noon to 2
p m on Saturdays
* Monday. Card Bingo at 6 p.m.
* Tuesday Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-
eat spaghetti dinner$5 donation beginning
at 5 30 p m
* Wednesday: Bar Bingo at 12:45 pm
Lunch by Ladies Auxiliary. Kitchen open
from 5 until 8 p.m. Evening music.
* Thursday Music, kitchen open from 5
until 8 pm
* Friday Music, kitchen open from 5 until
8pm
* Saturday. Noon, dollar hotdogs, $1.50
Polish Sausage, both with Chill and all the
fixings. Card bingo at 5 p.m Music and
dancing at 7 p m $50 gas card giveaway
- Scheduled meetings' VFW First Sunday
at noon, Ladies Auxiliary second Monday at
7 p.m., Men's Auxiliary second Wednesday
at 7 pm
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* The Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78
W., members will meet the first and third
Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The
club is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Mac Simpson at 863-763-
8650 or Elma Yates at 863-697-2765
* They are now open two days a week
Specials are
* Tuesday' 4 until 9 p.m. Spaghetti
dinner donations only, music from 6 until
9 p.m., happy hour 4 until 6 p.m.
* Friday TGIF 4 until 9 p.m., dinner for
$7.50 donation, happy hour 4 until 6 p m,
music from 6 until 9 p m


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Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of
Eagles post #4509 located at 4701 U.S.
441 S.E. is now open to members Monday-
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.,
Sunday from 1 to 10 pm Information can
be found by visiting wwwfoe4509 com, or
calling 863-467-1154
* Food is served several evenings a
week.
* Aerie meetings are at 7 p m on the first
and third Wednesday of each month at the
old Cypress Hut flea market restaurant.
* FOE Auxiliary meetings are at 7 p.m.
on the second and fourth Wednesday of
every month
* Friday night 16 oz rib eye steak dinner
with the trimmings beginning at 5 30 p.m.
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BLACK MIX DOG female,
orange collar, found vic of
Glades Elem School
(863)674-1224 to identify
FEMALE DOXSON Black and
Tan, Found mid December in
the vicinity of Hwy 70 West
and New Pine Ridge rd, call
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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




HEALTHCARE
SPECIALIST

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


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PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNICIAN

Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate
opening for a Precision Agriculture Technician. This
position will be responsible for assisting with the im-
plementation, configuration and adoption of precision
agriculture concepts and to install and maintain perti-
nent equipment. Primary duties include soil and leaf
tissue field data collection, analysis and reporting, the
generation of application maps for variable rate nutri-
ent and soil amendment applications, assisting with
yield and crop estimation data collection and the up-
dating and maintenance of GIS data files. Qualified
applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in agri-
cultural, natural or mathematical sciences, the ability
to understand GIS data collection techniques; fluency
with basic computer operations including MS Excel,
Work and Access plus the ability to understand, trou-
bleshoot and repair complex technical installations
such as is found in computer guided VRT applicators.

Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive
wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life AD & D and LTD insurance, 401(k) Sav-
ings Plan plus paid vacation and holidays. Qualified
applicants should email their resume to rich.hether-
ton()lvkes.com, fax to (863)465-1672 or apply in
person at the Lake Placid office.

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Brighton Ranch Office.
Qualified applicants must
have at least 2 years experi-
ence using Windows, Micro-
soft Office and ESRI
computer platforms, includ-
ing ArcGIS Knowledge of
legal descriptions and sur-
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assist the GIS Manager in
establishing and maintaining
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dating and maintaining
information in GIS format,
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information and identifying
material needed for GIS da-
tabases
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package including Medical,
Dental, Vision, Life AD&D
and LTD insurance, 401(K)
Savings Plan plus paid vaca-
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fax to (863) 763-6159 or
apply in person at the
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located at 106 SW CR
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Babysitting 405
Child Car Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealng, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
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Merchandise



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




ANTIQUE JOHN DEER LAWN
TRACTOR Excellent condi-
tion $1200 (863)467-1930
COUCH, newly reapolstered,
sage green with a light blue
stripe $900 (863)763-8956
RINGER WASHER Antique, in
working order. $100 Firm
(863)467-4449
SINGER SEWING machine -
Singer sewing machine with
cabinet/table, good condi-
tion. $100. (863)467-5299


IMPERIAL HEAVY Duty Freez-
er(upright) $100/neg.
6 3 ) 6 7 5 7 8 97
(863)517-0301
KITCHEN-AID WASHER and
Dryer Almond color good
condition, electric, will sell
together or separate $175
(863)763-1377
MICROWAVE goldstar $12.
(863)467-4567







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


MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551
SCHWINN STINGRAY Boys
Schwinn Stingray 24" bicycle
in great condition $60
(863)763-6640
THREE WHEELER three
wheel bicycle fair condition
$65 (863)467-9040



PLASTIC CULVERT 30 inch
by 20ft cash $450
(863)634-2303
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT -15
it, Rail new power cord,
new seat $1500 Call
(863)467-2482


FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Pd 150$ Swings 2
ways, speeds +ALOT
MORE! $80. (910)546-2367


WHITE CRIB with Girl's Pottery
Barn Bedding Pinkwhite
floral bedding Good condi-
tion $250 (863)610-1750


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


FOOTBALL CARDS
3000+cards variety of years
great gift. $75.
(863)634-2131


ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BRAND NEW Sleeper Sofa -
Pottery Barn style tan/blue
linen stripes' $400/or best
offer. (863)357-5773
CHAISE CHAIR & Christmas
houses chair seats 2 peo-
ple easy, good cond
$10000 obo 10 christmas
houses w/ alot of ace
$40,00 obo. $140/or best
offer. (863)357-2816
(863)447-0965
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer (863)357-3650
DARK BLUE courderoy lazy
boy recliner 2 years old,Ex-
cellent shape $125
(863)675-1999
DINING ROOM table, 4 arm-
chairs & buffet Excellent
cond. must sell $250/or
best offer (863)677-1208
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
storage spacedraw-
er,shelves.LaBelle $30.
(863)517-1663
LG. BUNK bed/dresser/desk -
Exc. cond. Rarely Used. Pd
1200 $700/or best offer
(863)532-0257
PATIO BAR Formica,3 doors
& 2 shelves with 4 high back
swivel wicker stools. $225.
(863)763-6640
RECLINER CHAIR burgundy
good condition $25
(863)467-9040
SOFA BED Berkline queen
newly re-upholstered.
$200/or best offer.
(863)467-0164
TRIPLE DRESSER White
French Provincial $75
(863)675-2145


BLUE FOX Fur- size 8,cleaned
& conditioned, paid $1000
call after 6 $600/firm
(863)763-0141


7MM MAUSER Carbine Bolt
Action Military Sporterized
Rifle, Ft Pierce $200
(772)461-8822
M1A RIFLE Springfield Ar-
mory M1A. Never fired pre-
ban $1600/neg
(863)673-3893



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion, no dvd $60.
(863)675-1999
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver
w/2FREE wnst/ankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WEIDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer
(863)885-1172


OLD RECORDS 33's & 45's
collection in great shape.(tho
dusty) call after 6pm $50
(863)357-1236
STAINLESS STEEL prop -
Used QuickSilver, 23 pitch,
off of 135HP Merc. $125/or
best offer (863)634-9339
TANK 100-250 gallon, it had
potato defoamer in it It is
non hazardous. $100/or best
offer. (863)634-9339
WINE RACK holds 27 bottles -
41 3/4 high, 2 ft wide 1 ft
deep, light color wood
$100/neg (863)447-0689


WOOLEY SHED 14 X 22 A/C
Auto garage door, paid
$9500 will sell for $5000
Neg. (863)697-3108


BIRD CAGE 21x32x36h steel
blue w/rolling stand. Total H
w/stand 62". great cond.
$100 (863)634-9861
CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FREE Mxed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girs $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal w/ stand,
rocks, & 2 fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or best offer.
(561)719-5411
KITTENS Free kittens to good
home Calico/Females $0
(863)634-6143
RED HEELER PUPPIES: Males
& Females Shots/Wormed
Ready to go' $200 561-
718-1212 or 863-763-3631
SUGAR GLIDERS 1 Colony.
Males & Females Large
cage and all access included
$600 (863)697-0845
YORKIE 2 12 week old fe-
males with papers and shots
$800 Firm, Ready to goi
(863)467-0218


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



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


COMPOUND BOW BASS PRO
QUIVER,ARROWS.60
LBS.31"PULL.LIKE NEW.
$125 (863)763-4588
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



CAR AUDIO Equipment 2 15"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600
(863)697-9014


SANYO W/REMOTE 24" Ex-
cellent condition Has
video/game inputs $100
(863)532-9634
SONY WEGA 32" High Def. TV
- It's 2yrs old Excellent con-
dition $350
(863)763-1884
TELEVISION 60" Phillps- like
new-grey in color $500
(863)467-7011
TV 20" with new converter
box. 863-675-3401 $60/or
best offer (863)675-3401

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BAND SAW 14 inch band
saw, 4 speed and spare
blades (central machinery)
$300/neg (863)675-1138
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
$500/frm (863)467-8823
PRESSURE CLEANER pres-
sure cleaner with Honda en-
2ine Like new condition
200 (863)467-5299


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


DVD RECORDER New Pana-
sonic Records, Erases &
Plays DVD's Ft. Pierce
$125. (772)461-8822
KICKER AUDIO 650sx
amp&remote, 12" L7, grill,
farad cap used in fact. pack-
age $400. (863)634-2131


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


Agriculture



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



NEW SILVER western show
saddle In time for Xmas.
Loaded with silver never
been on a horse. perfect for
local shows. 16" seat medi-
um tan leather. Will make a
great 1st. show saddle. Call
after 5:30 pm or leave mes-
sage before & I will return
your call $1000/neg.
(863)634-1111
QUARTER HORSE 4 year old
Bay Green broke Would
make great cut horse w/tack
$800 (863)763-0277
SADDLE 15" Brown Circle Y
trail/pleasure Almost new
w/pad & complete tack.
$850. (863)634-9861



BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut., 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
offer. (863)697-2032
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
gine, runs and cuts great!
35. (863)532-0188
SARLO BUSH Hog Mower 24"
- 6.5 HP Bnggs ntek, Runs
great, new blade. $85.
(863)532-0188
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22" 65 HP OHV
Briggs&Stratton Runs great
$45. (863)532-0188



VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48.
(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



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 mo +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
IN TOWN 2/2 very clean,
w/d, lawn maint included,
$800 + $300 sec. Call
(863) 634-3572

rOKEECHOBEE, 2br, a
Near town. $750 mo. An-
nual Lease
L61-255-4377
SPECIAL-MOVE-IN, 1/2
Month Rent for 1st Month
w/$500 Sec 2/1 5 carpet,
tie, fridge- 1blk N of Wal-
Mart, (863)763-8878
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency
Very clean $600/mo In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205
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Floors adorable wrap around porch on Taylor (reek
* Gorgeous setting on Taylor Creek, 2bd/lba fully furnished, washer
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KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs., etc. $725
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included 863-697-6428


BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED -
Ancient Oaks, 2/1,55+ com-
munity, new stove, new fridge,
52" TV, Annually $650/mo.
Seasonal $900 mo.
(772)708-1198 Iv msg
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3/2, 2 car
garage, W/D, Screened
porch w/Hot tub, Pets OK,
$1100/mo (863)634-5236
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3br, 2ba,
front screen porch, hot tub,
W/D, pets okay, $850/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
OAK PARK 2/1 CBS, W&D,
fenced yard. $795 mo. Iv
msg (863)634-8757
OKEE: 3/1 on ac Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $925 mo, 1st
mo &dep Cal 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
great neighborhood, tile
throughout, $1195/mo, 1st
& sec move in
561 248-3888 or
863 599-0156
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
Rent or Rent w/Option to Buy
5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
1Ba, g living rm, kit & dining
rm, 1 car garage w/fenced
pond. Zoned Ag. $900. mo. +
last & sec dep Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 6am-11pm
SW SECTION 2/2, Fenced,
W/D, $750. Mo, $1600 to
move in 907 SW 2nd Ave
(863)634-0512



A/C, Dish Satellite, Movie
channels, Util ncl $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 Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
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


Mobile Homes



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




BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent 2/1 apartment Unit
newly remodeled Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian
Ranch Monthly water, trash
& lawn maintenance includ-
ed. No Pets! $495 Move in
special. M-F (863)467-2982
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/lot
9317 SE 57th Dr, $55K or
$700/mth 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.
PINE OAKS VILLAGE 2/1
Furn, fenced $650 mo
(863)610-1833



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
BHR 2r, 2, ba, 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
GOOD FISHING Lake Placid
Paradise Mobile home park
55+, 2/2, Open floor plan,
furn, updated and much
more $22,500 Bargain
priced (317)370-1103
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/ot!
9317 SE 57th Dr, $55K or
$700/mth 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470
VILLA MARGARET 55+
park, 2/1 SWMH, furn, end fl
rm, carport, A/C/Heat, Hurri-
cain shutters, shed, and
much more call for details.
$14000 (904)364-7561

Recreation



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



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


COLE CHEY 1997 POP-
UP,12FT,REF,HEAT,AC,FRT
CGO BIN,SLEEPS 7 $2500.
(863)467-0164


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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,heaVtac,queen bed, full
bath, all fiberglass, too much
to list. Can see at Fiain 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


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


II
ARCTIC CAT 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good Condition $900.
(863)763-3606
CHUANL ADVENTURER 2008
CLOSEOUT-2008 scooter
150cc motor gets 80 mpg
and goes 60mph. $1100.
(954)260-1933
HONDA FOREMAN 450S
2002 runs good has good
tyres rebuilt carb.other bikes
for sale. $2000/or best of-
fer (561)248-2856
(863)763-2940
KAWASAKI BAYOU 2001 -
Green, 2WD, runs good
$1000. (863)801-3459
(863)824-6181
POLARIS 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good condition $900.
(863)763-3606
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400
2000 Complete without
motor $250/or best offer.
(863)634-8007
YAMAHA BANSHEE 2000, 4
Wheeler, lots of upgraded
parts, also have spare parts.
$4000 Neg. 863-781-1358
Robert


FLEETWOOD DW 2005 2/2
with florida room Rent per
month is $750.
(863)763-1884


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1996
Air bags, alarm sys Anti-
lock brakes, bucket seats,
loaded, p/w, snrf, V-8, rear
defrost, tinted windows, cc,
CD, auto. Alloy whis. 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
DODGE NEON 1996 -
4CY,AUTO,AIR,D/WIP-
ERS.TINTED WINDOWS 55K
$2500. (856)455-8824
FORD MUSTANG Select -
must sell if you were previ-
ously interested please call
again great on gas auto-
matic $2500/neg.
863 )763-0380
863)697-9521
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 4
doors, 70,000 original miles,
one owner, everything works
great mpg!!! $2300/or best
offer (863)447-0941
(863)447-0965
HONDA ACCORD 1990 -
Great on gas! Trust worthy
car 2 doors $1200/or best
offer (863)228-7102


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


2003 FORD sport track hard
bed cover $100/neg.
(863)675-7897
FORKLIFT 1952 Clark forklift,
runs but needs hydraulics
$1500. (863)675-3741
RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center capsiug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 6.5 ft bed,roll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEWsmoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186


F250 SUPEROUTY '00- 4x4,
diesel, runs good, $11,500
or best offer, (863)675-3242


$30,0001 Small, RUN-DOWN CABIN For Sale on 40x601
LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT SE 125th Trail, Close
to15-B Call 863434 7756 or 8634347490
- Pine Ridge Park Vacant Lot, 8Yx100 for Home or MH, Asking
$15,000, MAKE OFFER! 863-634-7490 or 863634-7756
Lake-Access V aterfront Lot behind Sun Trust @ 309 SE 8aI
ST Make Reasonable ofer! 863-634-7490 or 863434-7756
*FOR RENTI 2/1 wth enclosed garage, CA/H, NceYard, Great
Neighborhood, 1009 SW th ST, $850 Month (nd. yard
maint) Frst & Secunty Wll negotiate! 863-763-5109


Publlic Notice50I0


Ic NIce 500


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
IRRIGATION WATER USE PERMIT RENEWAL WORKSHOP


general water use permits for irngatioe wthdrawals from Lake Okeechobee or is
tribuanes must be renewed by February 28,2009 Since Water se Permits have a
finite duration, they must be renewed in order to re-establish the right to use water
pplcatons for permit renewals will be evaluated against cntena conamned in up-
dated rules
In order to explain the revised rules and renewal process, the first informational
workshop for the Basin will be held at the Distrct's Okeechobee Service Center to-
cated at 205 North Parrot Avenue (Sute 201) in Okeechobee (863-462-5260) The
' 1000am Thewrkshop isached-
S 1 1 1 s process, pocessng fees deadlines
and to asst with any problems or questions
Additional information can be found . the
District web ste at wview h sfwomdgi 0 at
(800 547-2694.
307767 ON 1/16/09

CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of te City of Okeechobee wil meet
in Regular Session on tuesday, January 20, 209, 6:00 pm. at City Hall, 55 SE
3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Floida The public is invited and encouraged to

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that it any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Councl wih respect to any mater considered at this
meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a veratam record of the proceedings is made,
I r I I ,i .
Office
In accordance wth the Amencans with Disabilibes Act (ADA) and Flonda Sathite


by James E Kirk, Maor
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
Beoy Clement, Genea Serices Coordinator
306548 ON 1/16/09

Notce 01 Hearing
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday
January 20, 2009 at 200pm The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
County Health DeOarnment Auditorium, located at 1728 N W 9th Avenue Okeechobee
Flonda For more information, contact Faye Huffman at the Planning and Develop-
ment Department, 499 N W 5h Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863)763-5540
et 3001
Ali interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting An
person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure tat a veba
im record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which theappeal will be based Code Enforcement tapes are for these
purpose of backup for ticial records of the Department
Lsted below are meet dates srhtedued for 2009
January 20, 2009 February 17, 2009 March 17, 2009
April 21, 2009 May 19, 2009 June 16, 2009
July21 2009 August 18, 2009 September 15, 2009
October 20, 2009 November 1, 2009 December 15 2009

Faye Hffman, Secretary to the


NOTICE
The Value Adjstmrent Board of Okeechobee Counly will convene on Tuesday, Janu
ay 27 2009, at 9 00 a m at the Oeechobee County Health Department aditor-
um, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobeer Florda
S ,, any
S r I for
such purposes, he or she will need to ensure tha a verbahm record of such pro.
ceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal to be chased
In accordance owth the Amencans with Disabilies Act (ADA) and Flonda Statute
286 26, persons with disabilies needing special accommodaon to participate in
S. , ain, no later than two 2)
I I r i i xt 2100 f you arehear-
J I * 1-888-447-5620 (TY)
Commissioner Noel Chandler, Vice Chair
Value Adjustment Board
Okeechobee County, lorida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adustment Board
Okechobmee Conty, lorida
307905 ON 1/16/09


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



UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12 vent,
lights, side, rear doors.
$2500. (863)634-2303
WORK TRAILER heavy duty
single axle good work trailer
wood floor $150.
(863)801-3899

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


Public notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE
The Okeehobee Utility Athority
(OUA wi be receiving Applications
from Glades County Resdents that
would be interested in serving as a
representative from Glades County to
the OUA Board Applicants must be
residents of Glades Count and Ive in
the area serviced by DUA Applica-
ions may be obtained at the OUA Of-
tice located at 100 SW 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, F 34974 and will need
to be completed and turned back n at
the same address by ebruary 4,
2009 For more information call the
Okeechobee Utility Autiory, Office of
the Executive Director at
863-763-9460
307823 ON 1/16,18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008 CP 14
IN RE ESTATE OF
DENNIS BREHM
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Den.
nis Brehm, deceased, whose date of
death was July 31st, 2005, and whose
social secuniy number is c .
XX-2340, is pending in the Circut
Court for Oheechobee County, onda,
Probate Divison, te address of which
is 312 North West 3rd Steet, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972
The names and addresses of he person
al representative and the personal rep-
resenatve's attorney are set forth
below,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons havIng clams or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims Ath his
court WITHIN MTE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claim or de-
mands aganat decedent's estate must
file other claims with his court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH iN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE 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 first peblicabon of this nobce
isJanuary 6th, 2009
Personal Representatve
NEAL HARVEY CFO
CHOICE PLUS LLC
4120 islander Way
Anacortes WA 98221
BOONE, BOONE, BOONE,
KODA&FROOK,PA
Aorneys fo Personal Representative
PO Box1596
1001 Avenida Del Circo
Vence, FL 34284
Telephone (941 488-6116
Stephen K Boone,Esq
Florida Bear N 0371068
307820 ON 1/16,23/09













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Houses Sale 1025l


Houses Sale 1025


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 200B-CA-351
NOTICE OF ACTION
CAROL WORD
Planbiff
vs
PAMELA MUNRO
Defendant
TO PAMELA MUNRO
2762 F Road
Loxahatchee. Florida 33470
YOU AR NOTIFIED that an acon to fore-
close a mortgage on the following de-
scnibed property in Okeechobee County,
Florda, to-wt
LOTS 14 AND 15 AND WEST ONE-HALF
(WAA OF LOT 16, BLOCK 55, OKEER
CHOBEE GARDENS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 30, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
has been tiled against you and you are
rered to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on COLIN M
CAMERON, ESQ, PA whose address is
200 N E 4Th Avenue, Okeechobee, Rton
da 34972 and tile te onal with the
Clerk of the above styled Court wihin 30
days of e firt publecaion, otherwise a
judgment may be entered altanst you for
the rief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on January 12, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By //Lineda F Youn
Deputy Clerk
COLIN M CAMERON
AttoneyforPlattff
200 NE 41i Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863)7638600
07841 ON 01/16,23/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-20O0-CA-000699
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintff
vs
ROBERTO MEZA, AS CO-TRUSTEE OF
THE ROBERTO MEZA REVOCABLE
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 28.
2004, t al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIAIRES OF
THE ROBERTO MEZA REVOCABLE
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 28,
2004,
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF
THE EDELMIRA MEZA REVOCABLE
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 28,
2004
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFED that an action for
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in OKEECHOBEE County Forn-
do
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PARCEL:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE EAST /2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF S 0 SECTION
11, BEAR SOUTH 89 AGREES 06
MINUTES 28 SECONDS AST ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE OF SE TION 11 TO
THE SOUTHEAST COR R OF THE
SAID EAST 1/2 OF THE OUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 11, A STANCE OF
1306.70 FEET THENCE EAR NORTH
00 DEGREES 34 MINERS 10 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG TH EAST LINE
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF HE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 A DISTANCE F 1253. 4
FEET; THENCE BEAR NO TH 89 D -
GREES 06 MINUTES 2 SECOND 'S
WEST T THE INTER ACTION F
THE WEST LINE OF TH AST 1/2 F
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 DISTANT E
OF 1313.86 FEET; TH NCE BE R
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 53 MINUTES
SECONDS EAST ALONI THE SAD
WESTNE OFTHEEAS 1/2 OFT E
SOUTHWEST 1/4 A D STANCE F
1253.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF B -
GINNING.
has been fled against you and your are
retired to serve a copy of your wnten
defenses within 30 days after the frst
publication, if any, on Flonda Default Law
Group L, Plainiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Dnve,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and fie
the ononal weif twis Court eher before
service on Plantiff attorney or immedi
atey thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Comrn ait or peaon
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 13th day of January, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of ie Court
By i Linda F Youn
As Deputy Clerk
307718 ON 1/16,23/09


Junkyard

Continued From Page 1

"Every ordinance will be complied
with," he asserted.
Mr. Duffy stated in a letter to city
administrator Brian Whitehall the he
had plans to develop a regional shop-
ping center called Okeechobee Town
Centre with national retailers on the
Brantley property. The letter stated
that the project was expected to cre-
ate hundreds of jobs and that to date
his organization had invested over $1



Health

Continued From Page 1

The event is set up so that vendors
and patrons have a completely free
day. There are no charges for attend-
ing the event or for the vendors.


Each booth is required to have Choirs (Central, Everglades, North,


giveaways such as pens, pencils,
stickers, snacks, etc. and an item that


Seminole and South);
S11:30 a.m.-Bobby Hardy of Har-


visitors to each booth have an oppor- dy Enterprises;


tunity to win via drawing in addition
to displaying and/or sharing health or
safety information. So, come by.


Female

Continued From Page 1


noon-Martial Arts presentation-
Sacred Heart Catholic Church;
12:30 p.m.-Real Life Children's


responsible of the operation of the
various county departments. Mrs.
Price was responsible for the public
library, rehabilitation facility, health
department, welfare department,


She had also served a
e


retary to the county engineer and sat
on the city planning commission. In
addition Mrs. Price had held the of-
fices of secretary-treasurer of South
Florida Dairy Herd Improvement
Association and treasurer of Florida
Holstein-Friesian Association.
In taking office, she honored her
predecessor.
"No one could ever take Mr. Raul-
erson's place. He left a legacy of re-
spect and love," she said.
Unlike today when the county
administrator handles the day to
day operations of the county, at that
time individual commissioners were


maintenance.
She also served on the Council on
aging.
When first appointed Mrs. Price
told the Okeechobee News she gave
no thought to running for a full term.
"I haven't thought of it (obtaining
a commission seat) in the light of get-
ting into politics," she stated. "It's the
government job that has to be done
that's my concern."
However, she soon decided to
run for a full term, campaigning with
the catchy slogan "Price is Right." In
campaigning for election, she said her
main concerns were county growth


million into Town Centre.
In order to give Mr. Duffy time to
clean up the property, the board vot-
ed to postpone action on the case for
60 days.
Mr. Brantley's problems with the
city code board go back as far as
1991. In 2000 his fines had accrued to
$145,000. He managed to get that fine
reduced down to $7,500 which he
eventually paid, cancelling the city's
foreclosure action on his property.
In 2004 the city once again initi-
ated foreclosure action against Mr.
Brantley due to excessive fines. A set-
tlement was reached in July of 2005

There will be scheduled entertain-
ment throughout the event with a dif-
ferent performance every 30 minutes
as follows:
9 a.m.-Bobby Hardy of Hardy
Enterprises;
9:30 a.m.-Osceola Middle School
Band;
10:15 a.m.-Elementary School


large, one-sided printed posters used to tomorrow's historians.


for public communication. They were


The images available online repre-


usually posted in prominent public sent only a small portion of the broad-
spaces such as churches, street cor- sides and ephemera found in the State


ners, and town halls. Typical exam-
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10 Okeechobee News, Friday, January 16, 2009


Wrestlers fall to Sebastian River


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
One wrestling match was the
difference as Okeechobee High
School battled Sebastian River in
a dual meet Friday night in Indian
River County.
The Sharks barely sneaked
past the Brahmans, 40-36 as they
won eight of 14 matches.
Winners for Okeechobee in


cludedTonyBowersat 112pounds,
Josh Gruber at 125 pounds, Vance
Wilkerson at 130 pound, Donny
Bush at 145 pounds, Tyler Hayes
at 152 pounds, and heavyweight
Zac Griffith.
Bush pinned Joe Flescher in
2:57, and Hayes pinned Justin
Hearl in 1:05. Gruber won his
match over Ed Sannelti in 3:20.
Wilkerson won by pin over Luis
Magadan in 2:50.


Some of the close matches
included Crack Cleckley's loss in
overtime to Jose Magadan, 16-15.
Brahman Coach Bruce Jahner
praised all of his wrestlers and
singled out Vance Wilkerson for
his efforts. "He did a nice job.
He's a new wrestler but is catch-
ing on very fast," he said.
Wilkerson is 7-3 this year.
The JV Brahmans competed
Saturday at a tournament in


Jensen Beach and a number of
them did very well. Saul Garcia,
189 pounds, and Julio Torres, 135
pounds, won their divisions. Jere-
my Clark, 103 pounds, and Wilker-
son, 130 pounds, finished second
overall in their weight divisions.
Jose Banuelos, 103 pounds, Tony
Bowers 112 pounds, and Donald
Bryan, 140 pounds, finished third
overall.


Suncoast upsets OHS in overtime


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Senior guard Ariana Jackson
had 40 points, six in overtime, as
Suncoast defeated Okeechobee
High School in a District 14-4A
basketball game Friday night in
Palm Beach County.
Jackson returned from an inju
ry to grab 14 rebounds and hand
out five assists to lead the Char
gers to their third win of the year.
It was the second straight loss for
state ranked Okeechobee, (11-5).
Coach Tony Sherlock said the
game was very physical and full
of fouls. Four Okeechobee start-
ers fouled out of the game. There
were 97 free throws attempted in


the game.
"It wasn't pretty. Suncoast had
one player who was really good,"
he said.
Jackson made 21 free throws
and attempted 32 free throws in
the game.
Okeechobee was led by
Monica Koger and Dorothy Bur
khardt who each had 17 points.
Markeisha Youmans added 10
points.
Okeechobee jumped out to a
big lead, 19-4 after one quarter,
but couldn't keep the momen-
tum.
"We jumped out to that lead
and we thought we had it. We let
them back in the game. We gave
this one away," Sherlock added.


Okeechobee led 28-21 at the
half and 41-38 after three quar-
ters.
Turnovers and free throws
made the difference down the
stretch. Okeechobee also had a
number of reserves on the floor
at crunch time and couldn't score
at crunch time.
Jewel Buck had nine points
and 10 rebounds for Okeecho-
bee.
The loss was hard to swallow
for Okeechobee as the Lady Brah-
mans had a chance to secure the
number two seed in the district
tournament with a victory. The
girls still can tie for second if they
can defeat Jensen Beach on Jan.
24.


Coach Sherlock said the num-
ber two seed would have an
advantage as they would get to
play a lower seeded team and
also avoid Lincoln Park until the
finals.
Lincoln Park defeated
Okeechobee on January 7, 61-17.
It was 45-16 at the half. Okeecho-
bee played a number of reserves
in the game in Fort Pierce.
"We kind of gave up against
them. Everybody got a lot of play-
ing time," Sherlock said.
The losses put a damper on
the girl's success this year. The
girls were ranked ninth in the
state in the Class 4A poll released
last week.


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Yearling Middle School swept by Sebastian


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Sebastian broke open a close
game with a big third quarter
and went on to snap the Yearling
Boys' Basketball teams' five-game
winning streak Wednesday with a
33-28 victory in Okeechobee.
Sebastian is unbeaten on the
year this season, (8-0). Yearling
fell to (5-5).
Levan Douglas had 11 points
and Shelvick Henry added 10
points for Sebastian. Yearling was
led by Alejandro Diaz who had
11 points. Marshall Tommie and
Joey Santibanez each had four
points.
Missed free throws and make-
able shots, including several


layups in the final quarter doomed
the Yearlings to their first defeat
of 2009. Numerous times in the
fourth quarter Yearling would
cause a turnover on defense.
They just couldn't take advantage
of the scoring opportunities.
"Sebastian was definitely the
best team we've played this year,"
Coach Lance Sluder said, "To be
able to come in and play them so
close was an excellent effort on
our part."
Sluder said his team has jelled
in recent weeks, thus the five
game winning streak. He said the
players know their roles on the
team, and know what they have
to do to make the team success-
ful.


"I'm very happy with the
progress we have made this year.
We've done better because we've
executed better. We've been able
to jell as a team," he said.
Yearling led 15-14 at the half
but fell behind 31-24 after three
quarters. Sebastian had a pair of
quick guards who made it difficult
for the Yearlings to bring the ball
up the court in the final minutes.
In the girl's game, Sebastian
shrugged off a slow start and
defeated Yearling, 43-30. Jas-
mine Hodges led the way with
14 points. Natalie Francois added
eight points for Sebastian.
Ami Edwards had 16 points
to lead Yearling. Janet Smith and
Shamarah Shanks both had five


points for Yearling.
Yearling took a 5-2 lead ear-
ly but Sebastian scored seven
straight points to lead 9-5 after
the first quarter. Yearling hung
around in the second quarter and
trailed 17-13 at the half.
Sebastian used some tough
pressure defense to build a lead
early in the third quarter. They
built the lead to 13 points, 28-
15, before Yearling cut the lead
to eight points, 28-20 on two fast
break buckets. That was as close
as the Lady Yearlings could get as
Sebastian went on a 7-0 run to
end the third quarter. Sebastian
led 35-21 after three. Their larg-
est lead was at 43-27 late in the
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The Taylor Creek Bass Club of
Okeechobee held their monthly
fishing tournament on Jan. 10,
on Lake Istokpoga, where Danny
Norton took top honors.
Mr. Norton, brought in a total
of 8.70 lbs. to the scales for the
win, (3 fish limit.) Mr. Norton and
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Eugene Castle followed very
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Mr. Castle also took the "Big Fish"
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weekend. New boaters and (es-
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The club also sponsors and
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Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.
The Big O Teen Anglers Inc.,
held their monthly tournament
on Dec. 27, 2008 at Lock 7. Win-
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he obviously means business.
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News IWIIIN k


Tempers flared in the final mo-
ments of Tuesday's home game
as the Okeechobee High School
Boys Basketball Team lost to
Jensen Beach 44-42.
A controversial technical foul
was called with 10 seconds left
because a Brahman player, who
had just fouled out of the game,
didn't leave the court right away.
Coach Jon Enrico had asked
for a time out for several seconds
but was not granted one by the
three-man referee crew.
Enrico was not available for
comment after the game.
The ending marred an excel-
lent defensive struggle between
the two district competitors. Da-
vid Jeune had 21 points and 12
rebounds but even his two, long-
range jumpers weren't enough to
bail out Okeechobee.
Both teams struggled from the
field, especially early in the game,
and late in the game.
Jensen missed seven of their
first eight shots but still took an
early lead. Okeechobee trailed 6-5
after a bucket by Corey White, but
trailed 10-5 after the first quarter.
Jeune scored five points early
in the second to push Okeecho-
bee into a tie at 12, but Jensen
went on a 9-0 run over a three
minute period to take the lead for
good, 21-14. The Falcons led 24-
17 at the break.
The game was mostly a half
court battle as neither team got
many fast break opportunities af-
ter the first couple minutes.
Jensen Beach pushed their
lead to as many as 12 points in
the third quarter. Okeechobee
chipped away, thanks to a three
pointer by White, and a (5-0)
Brahman run near the end of the
period cut the lead to eight points.
Jensen led 38-28 after three quar-
ters.
Okeechobee had several
chances to cut into the lead in the
fourth quarter. White hit a three
pointer to cut the lead to seven
and Jeune's layup made it 42-36
with 1:40 left. A layup by Terrance
Allen made it 42-39 with 27 sec-
onds left.
Okeechobee made a defensive
stop on Jensen's next possession
and appeared poised to have a
chance to tie the score in the final
moments. That's when the tech-
nical was called. The call gave
Jensen two free throws, and the
basketball. They made both free
throws to push the lead to five. As
a result, Jeune's three point bas-
ket at the buzzer wasn't able to tie
the game, only make it closer.
Okeechobee's JV team won
a hard fought battle, 49-37, over
Jensen Beach.


Late goal

salvages

tie for

South Fork
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Eddie Guerrero had two goals
and Reynel Denova added a third,
but it wasn't enough to give the
struggling Okeechobee High
School Brahmans Soccer team a
victory Monday night.
South Fork scored in the final
moments of the game to salvage
a 3-3 tie on their home field.
Okeechobee (7-5-3) had led
most of the game and seemed to
be in command with a 2-0 lead
midway through the second half.
South Fork didn't give up and
scored two quick goals to tie the
score. Okeechobee went ahead
but couldn't hang onto the lead.
Coach Lonnie Sears, who
served the second of a three
game suspension in the loss, said
his players gave a better effort in
this match, but it wasn't enough.
"They gave a better effort. How-
ever they made a mistake, they
stopped playing fundamental
soccer when they had the lead.
It was very disappointing. South
Fork was one of the better teams
we've played."
Sears said the last minute goal
was really a fluke goal, a shot that
defied the laws of gravity. He said
the player hit the ball from the
right of the goal, nearly identical
to a corner kick. The ball some
how curved in mid air and made
it into the net.
The tie prevented Okeechobee
from earning a victory for the third
straight match. They lost tough
matches to Vero Beach and Trea-
sure Coast at home last week.
"We turned the ball over too
many times tonight. When the
other team has the ball they are
more likely to score," Sears not-


Ivan Torres, Erick
Raunel Denova had
Okeechobee. Pablo
had four saves in net.


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12 Okeechobee News, Friday, January 16, 2009



OHS Girls Soccer celebrates senior night


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Seven Okeechobee High
School seniors played their final
home match Tuesday as girl's soc-
cer dropped a 5-0 decision to St.
Lucie West Centennial.
Katlyn Snow had a goal and
two assists and Somer Awe added
a goal and an assist for the Eagles
(11-6-1). The other goals came
from Darci Butala, Carly Giorda-
no, and Eloise Cave.
The match was marred by high
winds, rain and falling tempera
tures.
Coach Jorje Botello said his
girls gave a good effort but fell
short, "That was Okeechobee
soccer, (playing in the wind and


cold); I told the girls this is us,
it's time for us to win. Then the
rain stopped, it got colder and we
rolled with the punches."
Goal keeper Megan Clements
kept Okeechobee in the match in
the first half The Eagles peppered
the Brahman net with shots and
kept the ball in the Okeechobee
side of the field. They were helped
by a stiff wind from the south that
gave the Eagles a huge advantage
in the first half.
Snow scored the first goal of
the match nine minutes into the
game. Awe added the second goal
with five minutes left in the half
with a shot from 30 yards away.
The Eagles added three goals
after the half. Okeechobee had a


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Jordan Aspden is flanked by Stephanie Horvath is flanked
her parents, Rick and Jill, at by her parents Ray and Paz at
senior night. senior night.


few opportunities to score in the
second half but couldn't get the
ball past the Eagles net minders.
On one occasion the goal keeper
juggled the ball, but was able
to rebound in time to make the
save.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Eunice Robledo is flanked
by her mother, Julie and her
brother Rito.


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Laura Saucedo is flanked by
her parents Carlos and Dom-
inga.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Ashtyn Brown (left) defends Erika Powers during Tuesday's
match.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Laura Serrano is flanked by
her parents Narce and Jose.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Heather Tinsley is flanked by
her parents Gail and David.


Laura Saucedo


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Darcy Butala (right) played physical ball against Brahman
defenders during Tuesday's match.


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